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Luke 1:1-80

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!”

Mary’s Song

46Mary said,

“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?”

Zechariah’s Song

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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Luku 1:1-80

1Ọ̀pọ̀ ènìyàn ni ó ti dáwọ́lé títo àwọn nǹkan wọ̀n-ọn-nì jọ lẹ́sẹẹsẹ, èyí tí ó ti múlẹ̀ ṣinṣin láàrín wa, 21.2: 1Jh 1.1; Ap 1.21; Hb 2.3.àní gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwọn ìránṣẹ́ ọ̀rọ̀ náà, tí ó ṣe ojú wọn láti ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ti fi lé wa lọ́wọ́. 31.3: Ap 1.1.Nítorí náà, ó sì yẹ fún èmi pẹ̀lú, láti kọ̀wé sí ọ lẹ́sẹẹsẹ bí mo ti wádìí ohun gbogbo fínní fínní sí láti ìpilẹ̀ṣẹ̀, Teofilu ọlọ́lá jùlọ, 41.4: Jh 20.31.kí ìwọ kí ó le mọ òtítọ́ ohun wọ̀n-ọn-nì, tí a ti kọ́ ọ.

Àsọtẹ́lẹ̀ nípa ibí Johanu onítẹ̀bọmi

51.5: Mt 2.1; 1Ki 24.10; 2Ki 31.2.Nígbà ọjọ́ Herodu ọba Judea, àlùfáà kan wà, láti ìran Abijah, orúkọ rẹ̀ a máa jẹ́ Sekariah: aya rẹ̀ sì ṣe ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ọmọbìnrin Aaroni, orúkọ rẹ̀ a sì máa jẹ́ Elisabeti. 6Àwọn méjèèjì sì ṣe olódodo níwájú Ọlọ́run, wọ́n ń rìn ní gbogbo òfin àti ìlànà Olúwa ní àìlẹ́gàn. 7Ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò ní ọmọ, nítorí tí Elisabeti yàgàn; àwọn méjèèjì sì di arúgbó.

8Ó sì ṣe, nígbà tí ó ń ṣe iṣẹ́ àlùfáà níwájú Ọlọ́run ni àkókò tirẹ̀ 91.9: Ek 30.7.Bí ìṣe àwọn àlùfáà, ipa tirẹ̀ ni láti máa fi tùràrí jóná, nígbà tí ó bá wọ inú tẹmpili Olúwa lọ. 10Gbogbo ìjọ àwọn ènìyàn sì ń gbàdúrà lóde ní àkókò sísun tùràrí.

111.11: Lk 2.9; Ap 5.19.Angẹli Olúwa kan sì fi ara hàn án, ó dúró ní apá ọ̀tún pẹpẹ tùràrí. 12Nígbà tí Sekariah sì rí i, orí rẹ̀ wú, ẹ̀rù sì bà á. 131.13: Lk 1.30,60.Ṣùgbọ́n angẹli náà wí fún un pé, “Má bẹ̀rù, Sekariah: nítorí tí àdúrà rẹ gbà; Elisabeti aya rẹ yóò sì bí ọmọkùnrin kan fún ọ, ìwọ ó sì sọ orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Johanu. 14Òun yóò sì jẹ́ ayọ̀ àti ìdùnnú fún ọ: ènìyàn púpọ̀ yóò sì yọ̀ sí ìbí rẹ. 151.15: Nu 6.3; Lk 7.33.Nítorí òun ó pọ̀ níwájú Olúwa, kì yóò sì mu ọtí wáìnì, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì yóò sì mu ọtí líle; yóò sì kún fún Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ àní láti inú ìyá rẹ̀ wá. 16Òun ó sì yí ènìyàn púpọ̀ padà nínú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli sí Olúwa Ọlọ́run wọn. 171.17: Mt 11.14; 17.13; Ml 4.5.Ẹ̀mí àti agbára Elijah ni Olúwa yóò sì fi ṣáájú rẹ̀ lọ, láti pa ọkàn àwọn baba dà sí ti àwọn ọmọ, àti ti àwọn aláìgbọ́ràn sí ọgbọ́n àwọn olóòtítọ́; kí ó le pèsè àwọn ènìyàn tí a múra sílẹ̀ de Olúwa.”

18Sekariah sì wí fún angẹli náà pé, “Ààmì wo ni èmi ó fi mọ èyí? Èmi sá ti di àgbà, àti Elisabeti aya mi sì di arúgbó.”

191.19: Da 8.16; 9.21; Mt 18.10.Angẹli náà sì dáhùn ó wí fún un pé, “Èmi ni Gabrieli, tí máa ń dúró níwájú Ọlọ́run; èmi ni a rán wá láti sọ fún ọ, àti láti mú ìròyìn ayọ̀ wọ̀nyí fún ọ wá. 20Sì kíyèsi i, ìwọ ó yadi, ìwọ kì yóò sì le fọhùn, títí ọjọ́ náà tí nǹkan wọ̀nyí yóò fi ṣẹ, nítorí ìwọ kò gba ọ̀rọ̀ mi gbọ́ tí yóò ṣẹ ní àkókò wọn.”

21Àwọn ènìyàn sì ń dúró de Sekariah, ẹnu sì yà wọ́n nítorí tí ó pẹ́ nínú tẹmpili. 22Nígbà tí ó sì jáde wá, òun kò le bá wọn sọ̀rọ̀. Wọn sì kíyèsi wí pé ó ti rí ìran nínú tẹmpili, ó sì ń ṣe àpẹẹrẹ sí wọn, nítorí tí ó yadi.

23Ó sì ṣe, nígbà tí ọjọ́ iṣẹ́ ìsìn rẹ̀ pé, ó lọ sí ilé rẹ̀. 24Lẹ́yìn èyí ni Elisabeti aya rẹ̀ lóyún, ó sì fi ara rẹ̀ pamọ́ ní oṣù márùn-ún, 25Ó sì wí pé “Báyìí ni Olúwa ṣe fún mi ní ọjọ́ tí ó ṣíjú wò mí, láti mú ẹ̀gàn mi kúrò láàrín àwọn ènìyàn.”

Ìsọtẹ́lẹ̀ ibi Jesu

26Ní oṣù kẹfà Ọlọ́run sì rán angẹli Gabrieli sí ìlú kan ní Galili, tí à ń pè ní Nasareti, 27sí wúńdíá kan tí a ṣèlérí láti fẹ́ fún ọkùnrin kan, tí a ń pè ní Josẹfu, ti ìdílé Dafidi; orúkọ wúńdíá náà a sì máa jẹ́ Maria. 28Angẹli náà sì tọ̀ ọ́ wá, ó ní, “Àlàáfíà fun ọ, ìwọ ẹni tí a kọjú sí ṣe ní oore, Olúwa ń bẹ pẹ̀lú rẹ.”

29Ṣùgbọ́n ọkàn Maria kò lélẹ̀ nítorí ọ̀rọ̀ náà, ó sì rò nínú ara rẹ̀ pé, irú kíkí kín ni èyí. 301.30: Lk 1.13.Ṣùgbọ́n angẹli náà wí fún un pé, “Má bẹ̀rù, Maria: nítorí ìwọ ti rí ojúrere lọ́dọ̀ Ọlọ́run. 311.31: Lk 2.21; Mt 1.21.Ìwọ yóò lóyún nínú rẹ, ìwọ ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin kan, ìwọ ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Jesu. 32Òun ó pọ̀, Ọmọ Ọ̀gá-ògo jùlọ ni a ó sì máa pè é: Olúwa Ọlọ́run yóò sì fi ìtẹ́ Dafidi baba rẹ̀ fún: 331.33: Mt 28.18; Da 2.44.Yóò sì jẹ ọba lórí ilé Jakọbu títí láé; ìjọba rẹ̀ kì yóò sì ní ìpẹ̀kun.”

341.34: Lk 1.18.Nígbà náà ni Maria béèrè lọ́wọ́ angẹli náà pé, “Èyí yóò ha ti ṣe rí bẹ́ẹ̀, nígbà tí èmi kò tí ì mọ ọkùnrin.”

351.35: Mt 1.20.Angẹli náà sì dáhùn ó sì wí fún un pé, “Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ yóò tọ̀ ọ́ wá, agbára Ọ̀gá-ògo jùlọ yóò ṣíji bò ọ́. Nítorí náà ohun mímọ́ tí a ó ti inú rẹ bí, Ọmọ Ọlọ́run ni a ó máa pè é. 36Sì kíyèsi i, Elisabeti ìbátan rẹ náà yóò sì ní ọmọkùnrin kan ní ògbólógbòó rẹ̀. Èyí sì ni oṣù kẹfà fún ẹni tí à ń pè ní àgàn. 371.37: Gẹ 18.14.Nítorí kò sí ohun tí Ọlọ́run kò le ṣe.”

38Maria sì dáhùn wí pé, “Wò ó ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ Olúwa; kí ó rí fún mi gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ rẹ.” Angẹli náà sì fi í sílẹ̀ lọ.

Maria bẹ Elisabeti wò

39Ní àkókò náà ni Maria sì dìde, ó lọ kánkán sí ilẹ̀ òkè, sí ìlú kan ní Judea; 40Ó sì wọ ilé Sekariah lọ ó sì kí Elisabeti. 41Ó sì ṣe, nígbà tí Elisabeti gbọ́ kíkí Maria, ọlẹ̀ sọ nínú rẹ̀; Elisabeti sì kún fún Ẹ̀mí mímọ́; 421.42: Lk 11.27-28.Ó sì ké ní ohùn rara, ó sì wí pé, “Alábùkún fún ni ìwọ nínú àwọn obìnrin, alábùkún fún sì ni ọmọ tí ìwọ yóò bí. 43Èéṣe tí èmi fi rí irú ojúrere yìí, tí ìyá Olúwa mi ìbá fi tọ̀ mí wá? 44Sá wò ó, bí ohùn kíkí rẹ ti bọ́ sí mi ní etí, ọlẹ̀ sọ nínú mi fún ayọ̀. 45Alábùkún fún sì ni ẹni tí ó gbàgbọ́: nítorí nǹkan wọ̀nyí tí a ti sọ fún un láti ọ̀dọ̀ Olúwa wá yóò ṣẹ.”

Orin Maria

46Maria sì dáhùn, ó ní:

“Ọkàn mi yin Olúwa lógo,

47Ẹ̀mí mi sì yọ̀ sí Ọlọ́run Olùgbàlà mi.

48Nítorí tí ó ṣíjú wo ìwà ìrẹ̀lẹ̀

ọmọbìnrin ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀: Sá wò ó.

Láti ìsinsin yìí lọ gbogbo ìran ènìyàn ni yóò máa pè mí ní alábùkún fún.

49Nítorí ẹni tí ó ní agbára ti ṣe ohun tí ó tóbi fún mi;

Mímọ́ sì ni orúkọ rẹ̀.

50Àánú rẹ̀ sì ń bẹ fún àwọn tí ó bẹ̀rù rẹ̀

láti ìrandíran.

51Ó ti fi agbára hàn ní apá rẹ̀;

o ti tú àwọn onígbèéraga ká ní ìrònú ọkàn wọn.

52Ó ti mú àwọn alágbára kúrò lórí ìtẹ́ wọn,

o sì gbé àwọn onírẹ̀lẹ̀ lékè.

53Ó ti fi ohun tí ó dára kún àwọn tí ebi ń pa

ó sì rán àwọn ọlọ́rọ̀ padà ní òfo.

54Ó ti ran Israẹli ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ lọ́wọ́,

Ní ìrántí àánú rẹ̀;

551.55: Mt 7.20; Gẹ 17.7; 18.18; 22.17.sí Abrahamu àti àwọn ìran rẹ̀ láéláé, baba wa,

àti bí ó ti sọ fún àwọn baba wa.”

56Maria sì jókòó tì Elisabeti níwọ̀n oṣù mẹ́ta, ó sì padà lọ sí ilé rẹ̀.

Ìbí Johanu onítẹ̀bọmi

57Nígbà tí ọjọ́ Elisabeti pé tí yóò bí; ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin kan. 58Àwọn aládùúgbò, àti àwọn ìbátan rẹ̀ gbọ́ bí Olúwa ti fi àánú ńlá hàn fún un, wọ́n sì bá a yọ̀.

591.59: Le 12.3; Gẹ 17.12.Ó sì ṣe, ní ọjọ́ kẹjọ wọ́n wá láti kọ ọmọ náà nílà; wọ́n sì fẹ́ sọ orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Sekariah, gẹ́gẹ́ bí orúkọ baba rẹ̀. 60Ìyá rẹ̀ sì dáhùn, ó ní, “Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́! Johanu ni a ó pè é.”

61Wọ́n sì wí fún un pé, “Kò sí ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ará rẹ̀ tí à ń pè ní orúkọ yìí.”

62Wọ́n sì ṣe àpẹẹrẹ sí baba rẹ̀, bí ó ti ń fẹ́ kí a pè é. 63Ó sì béèrè fún wàláà, ó sì kọ ọ wí pé, “Johanu ni orúkọ rẹ̀.” Ẹnu sì ya gbogbo wọn. 64Ẹnu rẹ̀ sì ṣí lọ́gán, okùn ahọ́n rẹ̀ sì tú, ó sì sọ̀rọ̀, ó sì ń yin Ọlọ́run. 65Ẹ̀rù sì ba gbogbo àwọn tí ń bẹ ní agbègbè wọn: a sì ròyìn gbogbo nǹkan wọ̀nyí ká gbogbo ilẹ̀ òkè Judea. 66Ó sì jẹ́ ohun ìyanu fún gbogbo àwọn tí ó gbọ́ nípa rẹ̀, wọ́n sì tò ó sínú ọkàn wọn, wọ́n ń wí pé, “Irú-ọmọ kín ni èyí yóò jẹ́?” Nítorí tí ọwọ́ Olúwa wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀.

Orin Ṣakariah

67Sekariah baba rẹ̀ sì kún fún Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́, ó sì sọtẹ́lẹ̀, ó ní:

68“Olùbùkún ni Olúwa Ọlọ́run Israẹli;

nítorí tí ó ti bojú wò, tí ó sì ti dá àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ nídè,

69Ó sì ti gbé ìwo ìgbàlà sókè fún wa

ní ilé Dafidi ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀;

70(bí ó ti sọtẹ́lẹ̀ láti ẹnu àwọn wòlíì rẹ̀ mímọ́ tipẹ́tipẹ́),

71Pé, a ó gbà wá là lọ́wọ́

àwọn ọ̀tá wa àti lọ́wọ́ àwọn tí ó kórìíra wá.

72Láti ṣe àánú tí ó ṣèlérí fún àwọn baba wa,

àti láti rántí májẹ̀mú rẹ̀ mímọ́,

73ìbúra tí ó ti bú fún Abrahamu baba wa,

74láti gbà wá lọ́wọ́ àwọn ọ̀tá wa,

kí àwa kí ó lè máa sìn láìfòyà,

75ni ìwà mímọ́ àti ní òdodo níwájú rẹ̀, ní ọjọ́ ayé wa gbogbo.

761.76: Lk 7.26; Ml 4.5.“Àti ìwọ, ọmọ mi, wòlíì Ọ̀gá-ògo jùlọ ni a ó máa pè ọ́:

nítorí ìwọ ni yóò ṣáájú Olúwa láti tún ọ̀nà rẹ̀ ṣe;

771.77: Mk 1.4.láti fi ìmọ̀ ìgbàlà fún àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀

fún ìmúkúrò ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ wọn,

781.78: Ml 4.2; Ef 5.14.nítorí ìyọ́nú Ọlọ́run wà;

nípa èyí tí ìlà-oòrùn láti òkè wá bojú wò wá,

791.79: Isa 9.2; Mt 4.16.Láti fi ìmọ́lẹ̀ fún àwọn tí ó jókòó ní

òkùnkùn àti ní òjìji ikú,

àti láti fi ẹsẹ̀ wa lé ọ̀nà àlàáfíà.”

801.80: Lk 2.40; 2.52.Ọmọ náà sì dàgbà, ó sì le ní ọkàn, ó sì ń gbé ní ijù títí ó fi di ọjọ́ ìfihàn rẹ̀ fún Israẹli.