Luke Writes an Orderly Report
1Many people have attempted to write about the things that have taken place among us. 2Reports of these things were handed down to us. There were people who saw these things for themselves from the beginning. They saw them and then passed the word on. 3With this in mind, I myself have carefully looked into everything from the beginning. So I also decided to write down an orderly report of exactly what happened. I am doing this for you, most excellent Theophilus. 4I want you to know that the things you have been taught are true.
The Coming Birth of John the Baptist
5Herod was king of Judea. During the time he was ruling, there was a priest named Zechariah. He belonged to a group of priests named after Abijah. His wife Elizabeth also came from the family line of Aaron. 6Both of them did what was right in the sight of God. They obeyed all the Lord’s commands and rules faithfully. 7But they had no children, because Elizabeth was not able to have any. And they were both very old.
8One day Zechariah’s group was on duty. He was serving as a priest in God’s temple. 9He happened to be chosen, in the usual way, to go into the temple of the Lord. There he was supposed to burn incense. 10The time came for this to be done. All who had gathered to worship were praying outside.
11Then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah. The angel was standing at the right side of the incense altar. 12When Zechariah saw him, he was amazed and terrified. 13But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah. Your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will have a child. It will be a boy, and you must call him John. 14He will be a joy and delight to you. His birth will make many people very glad. 15He will be important in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or other such drinks. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17And he will prepare the way for the Lord. He will have the same spirit and power that Elijah had. He will bring peace between parents and their children. He will teach people who don’t obey to be wise and do what is right. In this way, he will prepare a people who are ready for the Lord.”
18Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man, and my wife is old too.”
19The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I serve God. I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20And now you will have to be silent. You will not be able to speak until after John is born. That’s because you did not believe my words. They will come true at the time God has chosen.”
21During that time, the people were waiting for Zechariah to come out of the temple. They wondered why he stayed there so long. 22When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple. They knew this because he kept gesturing to them. He still could not speak.
23When his time of service was over, he returned home. 24After that, his wife Elizabeth became pregnant. She stayed at home for five months. 25“The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days, he has been kind to me. He has taken away my shame among the people.”
The Coming Birth of Jesus
26In the sixth month after Elizabeth had become pregnant, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee. 27He was sent to a virgin. The girl was engaged to a man named Joseph. He came from the family line of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28The angel greeted her and said, “The Lord has blessed you in a special way. He is with you.”
29Mary was very upset because of his words. She wondered what kind of greeting this could be. 30But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary. God is very pleased with you. 31You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You must call him Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will make him a king like his father David of long ago. 33The Son of the Most High God will rule forever over his people. They are from the family line of Jacob. That kingdom will never end.”
34“How can this happen?” Mary asked the angel. “I am a virgin.”
35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come to you. The power of the Most High God will cover you. So the holy one that is born will be called the Son of God. 36Your relative Elizabeth will have a child even though she is old. People thought she could not have children. But she has been pregnant for six months now. 37That’s because what God says will always come true.”
38“I serve the Lord,” Mary answered. “May it happen to me just as you said it would.” Then the angel left her.
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in Judea’s hill country. 40There she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby inside her jumped. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42In a loud voice she called out, “God has blessed you more than other women. And blessed is the child you will have! 43But why is God so kind to me? Why has the mother of my Lord come to me? 44As soon as I heard the sound of your voice, the baby inside me jumped for joy. 45You are a woman God has blessed. You have believed that the Lord would keep his promises to you!”
“My soul gives glory to the Lord.
47My spirit delights in God my Savior.
48He has taken note of me
even though I am not considered important.
From now on all people will call me blessed.
49The Mighty One has done great things for me.
His name is holy.
50He shows his mercy to those who have respect for him,
from parent to child down through the years.
51He has done mighty things with his powerful arm.
He has scattered those who are proud in their deepest thoughts.
52He has brought down rulers from their thrones.
But he has lifted up people who are not considered important.
53He has filled with good things those who are hungry.
But he has sent away empty those who are rich.
54He has helped the people of Israel, who serve him.
He has always remembered to be kind
55to Abraham and his children down through the years.
He has done it just as he promised to our people of long ago.”
56Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months. Then she returned home.
John the Baptist Is Born
57The time came for Elizabeth to have her baby. She gave birth to a son. 58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very kind to her. They shared her joy.
59On the eighth day, they came to have the child circumcised. They were going to name him Zechariah, like his father. 60But his mother spoke up. “No!” she said. “He must be called John.”
61They said to her, “No one among your relatives has that name.”
62Then they motioned to his father. They wanted to find out what he would like to name the child. 63He asked for something to write on. Then he wrote, “His name is John.” Everyone was amazed. 64Right away Zechariah could speak again. Right away he praised God. 65All his neighbors were filled with fear and wonder. Throughout Judea’s hill country, people were talking about all these things. 66Everyone who heard this wondered about it. And because the Lord was with John, they asked, “What is this child going to be?”
67John’s father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit. He prophesied,
68“Give praise to the Lord, the God of Israel!
He has come to his people and purchased their freedom.
69He has acted with great power and has saved us.
He did it for those who are from the family line of his servant David.
70Long ago holy prophets said he would do it.
71He has saved us from our enemies.
We are rescued from all who hate us.
72He has been kind to our people of long ago.
He has remembered his holy covenant.
73He made a promise to our father Abraham.
74He promised to save us from our enemies.
Then we could serve him without fear.
75He wants us to be holy and godly as long as we live.
76“And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High God.
You will go ahead of the Lord to prepare the way for him.
77You will tell his people how they can be saved.
You will tell them that their sins can be forgiven.
78All of that will happen because our God is tender and caring.
His kindness will bring the rising sun to us from heaven.
79It will shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death.
It will guide our feet on the path of peace.”
80The child grew up, and his spirit became strong. He lived in the desert until he appeared openly to Israel.
Lucasmi Teofiloman quillcashca
1Cai ñucanchijpurapi imalla tucushcataca, chashnataj cajpimi ña achcacuna callarishpa, alli churashun yuyashcacuna. 2Callarimantapacha quiquin ñahuihuantaj ricushpa, Diospaj Shimita huillajcunami ñucanchijmanca ima shina cashcatataj alli yachachircacuna. 3Tucui imalla tucushcataca, callarimantataj, ima shinalla tucushcatami, callarishpa alli tapurcani. Chaimantami quillcanataj alli yuyachijpi, ñucapish tucuicuna alli nishca quiquin Teofiloman, caicunataca tucuita, callarishpa quillcani. 4Quiquinman imallata yachachishcacunaca, chashnataj cashcata, ashtahuan alli yachachunmi quillcani.
Angelmi Bautiźaj Juan huacharinata huillashca
5Jatun mandaj Herodes Judea llajtata mandacui punllacunapimi, Abías curapura caj Zacarías shuti curapi causarca. Paipaj huarmica, Aaronmanta miramushca huahuacunapura Elisabet shutimi carca. 6Paicunaca ishquindijtajmi, Mandaj Diospaj ñaupajpica cashcata rurashpa causarcacuna. Dios imalla Mandashcatapish, tucuitami alli caźushpa causarcacuna. 7Elisabet mana huachaj cashcamantami, huahua illajcuna carca. Ishquindijtaj ña yuyajcunapishmi carca.
8Zacariasca, paipura curacuna servina cashca shinallatajmi, Diosta servicurca. Chai horasmi cashna tucurca: 9Curacuna ruraj cashca shinallataj suerteta rurajpica, Mandaj Diospajlla huasiman yaicushpa, inciensota rupachinaca Zacariaspajmi urmarca. 10Inciensota pai rupachicujpica, tucui canllapi cajcunami Diosta mañacurcacuna. 11Chaipimi inciensota rupachina altar alli ladomanca, Mandaj Diospaj ángel ñapish paiman ricurirca. 12Chaita ricushpaca Zacariasca, jatunta mancharishpa musparircami. 13Ashtahuanpish angelca, cashnami nirca:
—Zacarías, ama manchaichu. Can mañacushcataca, Diosca uyashcami. Cambaj huarmi Elisabetca, cʼari huahuatami huachanga. Paitaca Juanta shutichingui. 14Pai huacharijpica jatuntami cushicungui, shujtajcunapish achcacunami yallitaj cushicungacuna. 15Taita Diospaj ñaupajpica paica, jatunmi canga. Vinotapish, sidratapish mana ubyangachu. Mamapaj huijsamantapachami, jucha illaj Espirituhuan junda canga. 16Paica israelcunataca achcacunatami, paicunata Mandaj Diospajman cutirichun pushanga. 17Paica Eliaspi tiyashca espiritullataj paipi cajpimi, Mandaj Diosta ñaupashpa, Elías shinallataj imata mana manchashpa huillanga. Chashna huillashpami, yayacunahuan, huahuacunahuan pʼiñanacushcatapish alli tucunacuchinga. Shinallataj cʼariyajcunatapish, cashcata rurajcuna shinallataj alli yuyaihuan causachunmi yachachinga. Chashna yachachijpimi gentecunaca, Mandaj Diosta chasquinalla shungu tucunga— nircami.
18Ángel chashna nijpi, Zacariasca:
—Ñucapish, ñuca huarmipish yuyajmari canchij. ¿Ima shinataj can huillashca pajtanataca yachashunri?— nishpami tapurca.
19Angelca cashnami nirca:
—Ñucaca Diosta servingapaj, Paipaj ñaupajpi shayaj Gabrielmi cani. Paimari cai alli huillaita canman huillachun cacharca. 20Ñuca huillashcata mana crishcamantaca, cambaj huahua huacharingacamami, upayashpa imata mana rimai tucungui. Ñuca huillashcaca, pajtana punllapitajmi pajtanga— nircami.
21Diospaj huasi ucupi chashna parlashpa unaiyajpimi, canllapi shuyacuj achca gentecunaca mancharircacuna. 22Ña llujshimushpaca, imata mana rimai tucurcachu. Chaimantami Diospaj huasi ucupi imata ricushca canata yuyarcacuna. Imata nishpapish maquillahuanmi ricuchishpa huillarca. Chashnami paica mana rimaj saquirirca. 23Zacariasca Diospajta rurana cashca punllacunata ña pajtachishpaca, paipaj huasimanmi rirca.
24Chaimanta asha punllacuna qʼuipami, paipaj huarmi Elisabetca chichushpa, pichca quillata huasillapi tiyarca. 25Paica: «Gentecunapaj ñaupajpi ñuca ama ashtahuan pingailla causachunmi, Mandaj Diosca ñucamanca huahuata cuna tucushca» nircami.
Angelmi Jesús huacharinata huillashca
26Elisabet ña sujta quillata chichu cajpimi, Taita Diosca Galileapi caj Nazaret puebloman ángel Gabrielta cacharca. 27Cʼarita manaraj rijsij María shuti solterapajmanmi cacharca. Mariaca, Davidmanta miramushca Josehuanmi, caźarana tucushpa puricurca. 28María tiyacun ucuman ángel yaicushpaca:
—Cushicui, cantaca Diosmari yallitaj cʼuyashca. Mandaj Diosca canhuanmari— nircami.
29Ashtahuanpish Mariaca, angelta ricushpa, pai imalla nishcatapish uyashpaca, musparircami. Shinallataj ima nishpa chashna ninaman shamushca caipajtapish yuyacurcallami. 30Chaimantami angelca, cashna nirca:
—María, ama manchaichu. Diosmari cantaca jatunta cʼuyashpa allicunata cungapaj agllashca. 31Cunanca chichushpa, shuj cʼari huahuatami huachangui. Chai huahuataca, JESÚS shutita shutichingui. 32Paica jatun nishcami canga. Jahua pacha Diospaj Churi shutipishmi canga. Mandaj Taita Diosca paimanca, Paipaj ñaupa yaya David mandashpa tiyanatami cunga. 33Jacobomanta mirarishca israelcunataca, Paimi huiñaita mandanga. Pai mandanaca manataj tucuringachu— nircami.
34Shina nijpimi Mariaca, angeltaca:
—¿Ima shinataj chashnaca tucungari? Manaraj cʼarita rijsinica— nishpami tapurca.
35Angelca cashnami nirca:
—Jucha illaj Espiritumi cambajman shamunga. Jahua pachapi Causaj, Tucuita Rurai Tucuj Diosmi cantaca llandunga. Chaimantami huahuaca jucha illaj huacharishpa, Diospaj Churi nishca canga. 36Riqui, cambaj prima Elisabetpish, yuyajpachapi cʼari huahuata chichumari. Mana huachaj cashca cashpapish, ñamari sujta quillata chichu. 37Taita Diospajca, imapish mana rurai tucuipajca mana tiyanchu— nircami.
38Chashna nijpi Mariaca:
—Mandaj Diosta servij ñucaca caipimi cani, ñucataca can nishca shinataj rurachunlla— nircami.
Chaita ninca angelca, paipaj ñaupajmanta rircallami.
Mariaca Elisabettami ricugrishca
39Chai punllacunapimi Mariaca, Judá llajta urcupi caj shuj puebloman utcashpa rirca. 40Zacariaspaj huasiman ña chayashpami, Elisabettaca ‘Sumaj causaita charipai’ nirca. 41Mariata uyaihuanmi huahuaca, Elisabetpaj huijsapica saltarirca. Chashna tucujpica Elisabetca, jucha Illaj Espirituhuan junda cashpami, 42sinchita cashna nirca:
—Canca huarmicunapurapica, bendiciashcami cangui. Cambaj huijsapi huiñacuj huahuapish bendiciashcamari. 43¿Ima nishpataj ñuca Apupaj mama cashca jahuaca, ñucataraj ricuj shamurcanguiari? 44Can ñucata ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincamari, ñuca huahuaca cushicushpa, ñapish ñuca huijsapi saltarirca. 45Mandaj Dios imalla nishcata crishcamanta cushicuiari. Pai imalla nishcataca pajtachingatajmi— nircami.
46Chashna nijpica Mariaca, cashnami nirca:
“Mandaj Diostaca, ñuca almahuanmi alli nicuni.
47Ñucata Quishpichij Diosmantaca, ñuca espiritupimi cushicuni.
48Paita servij ñuca huajchataca ricuhuashcatajmari.
Cunanmantapachami, ñucataca huahuan huahuan cushicuj huarmi ningacuna.
49Tucuita ruraj Diosmari, ñucapajca jatun allicunata rurashca.
¡Paipaj shutica jucha illajmari!
50¡Paita manchajcunataca, huahuan huahuanta llaquicunllamari!
51Paipaj maquihuanca, jatun mancharinacunatami rurashca.
Shungupi jatun tucushcacunataca chingachishcamari.
52Mandashpa tiyacuj jatuncunata anchuchishpami,
mana jatun tucushcacunata jahuaman churashca.
53Yaricaihuan cajcunamanmi, yalli yallita cushca.
Ashtahuanpish charijcunatami, chushaj maquita cacharishca.
54Paita servij israelcunataca ayudantajmari,
Pai llaquij cashcata yuyarintajmari.
55‘Abrahamtapish, paimanta mirarijcunatapish,
huiñaitami llaquisha’ nishcami carca.
Chaitaca, ñucanchij yayacunamanmi huillarca” nircami.
56Mariaca, quimsa quilla shinata Elisabetpajpi tiyashpami, paipaj huasiman tigrarca.
Bautiźaj Juanmi huacharishca
57Elisabetca ña huachana punlla pajtajpica, cʼari huahuatami huacharca. 58Dios jatunta llaquishpa, Elisabetman huahuata cushcata uyashpaca, cʼuchullapi causajcunapish, paipaj aillupuracunapish mana jahuallatami paihuan cushicurcacuna.
59Huahua huacharishca pusaj punllapimi cashna tucurca: Huahuatami pai charishca aicha punta carata pʼitichinaman rircacuna. Chaipimi huahuataca, ‘Yayapaj shutillatajmi canga’ nishpa, Zacarías nircacuna. 60Ashtahuanpish mamaca:
—¡Mana Zacariaschu! Juan shutimi cagrin— nircami.
—Cancunapurapica, Juan shutica manamari tiyanchu— nircacunami.
62Chaimantami, ‘¿Ima shutitataj churagringui?’ nishpa, maquillahuan yayata tapurcacuna. 63Chaimantami Zacariasca, shuj uchilla tablata mañashpa, chaipica: «Juan shutimi» nishpa quillcarca. Chaipica tucuicunami mancharircacuna. 64Chashna quillcancami Zacariasca, paipaj cʼallu cacharirijpi rimai callarirca. Chaimantami Taita Diosta alabai callarirca. 65Chashna tucujpicarin cʼuchullapi causajcunapishmi, tucuicuna jatunta mancharircacuna. Shinallataj tucui Judea llajta urcucunapimi, imalla tucushcataca, huashan parlanacurcacuna. 66Chaita uyajcunaca, caishuj chaishujmi: «Cai huahua jatunyashpaca, ¿imashi canga?» ninacurcacuna.
Mandaj Dios Paipaj maquihuan huaquichicujta ricushpami, chashna ninacurcacuna.
Zacarías imallata huillashcami
67Juanpaj yaya Zacariasca, jucha illaj Espirituhuan junda cashpami, imalla tucunata cashna huillarca:
68«Ñucanchij israelcunata Mandaj Diosca alli nishca cachun.
Paimari Pai agllashcacunata quishpichingapaj shamushca.
69Paita servij Davidpaj familiapuramantami,
Tucuita Rurai Tucuj Quishpichijta ñucanchijpajman cachashca.
70Pai ima nishcata huillaj, jucha illaj runacunahuan ñaupaman huillachishca shinallatajmi rurashca.
71Tucui ñucanchijta pʼiñajcunamanta quishpichichun,
paicunapaj maquimanta llujshichichunmi cachashca.
72Pai jucha illaj Diosca, ñucanchij yayacunahuan
ari ninacushcata yuyarishpami, paicunata llaquishcata ricuchishca.
73Chashna rurana tucushpaca,
ñucanchij ñaupa yaya Abrahammanmi,
‘Pajtachishatajmi’ nishca carca.
74Ima manchai illajlla Paita servichunmi,
ñucanchijta pʼiñacujcunamanta quishpichishca.
75Ñucanchij tucui causaipi Paipaj ñaupajpi
cashcata rurashpa, Paipajlla causachunmi chashna rurashca.
76Ñuca huahua, canca jahua pacha Dios ima nishcata huillaj nishcami cangui.
Canmari Mandaj Dios purina ñanta allichingapaj, Paita ñaupashpa ringui.
77Dios agllashcacunamanca, quishpirina tiyashcatami ricuchingui.
Paicunapaj juchacunata Dios anchuchinaman shamushcatami huillangui.
78Ñucanchij Diosca ñucanchijta yallitaj llaquishpami,
jahua pachamantaca, pacarishpa achijyaj shina shamunga.
79Paica amsa tutapi huañunalla causajcunata achijyachingapaj, ñucanchijta sumaj causaipi churangapaj shamushcatami huillangui» nircami.
80Chai huahua huiñarishpa catijpica, Diospaj espiritupipish punllanta sinchiyashpami catirca. Israelcunaman huillai callari punllacamaca, shitashca pambacunapimi causarca.