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Luke 1:1-80


1Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled1:1 Or been surely believed among us, 2just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

5In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.

8Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, 9he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.

11Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and 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 go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

18Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”

19The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”

21Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. 22When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.

23When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25“The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called1:35 Or So the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37For no word from God will ever fail.”

38“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

46And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord

47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48for he has been mindful

of the humble state of his servant.

From now on all generations will call me blessed,

49for the Mighty One has done great things for me—

holy is his name.

50His mercy extends to those who fear him,

from generation to generation.

51He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;

he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.

52He has brought down rulers from their thrones

but has lifted up the humble.

53He has filled the hungry with good things

but has sent the rich away empty.

54He has helped his servant Israel,

remembering to be merciful

55to Abraham and his descendants forever,

just as he promised our ancestors.”

56Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

The Birth of John the Baptist

57When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.

59On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”

61They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.”

62Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” 64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. 65All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. 66Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.

Zechariah’s Song

67His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

68“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,

because he has come to his people and redeemed them.

69He has raised up a horn1:69 Horn here symbolizes a strong king. of salvation for us

in the house of his servant David

70(as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),

71salvation from our enemies

and from the hand of all who hate us—

72to show mercy to our ancestors

and to remember his holy covenant,

73the oath he swore to our father Abraham:

74to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,

and to enable us to serve him without fear

75in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

76And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;

for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,

77to give his people the knowledge of salvation

through the forgiveness of their sins,

78because of the tender mercy of our God,

by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven

79to shine on those living in darkness

and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

80And the child grew and became strong in spirit1:80 Or in the Spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel.

Hausa Contemporary Bible

Luka 1:1-80


1Mutane da yawa sun ɗau niyyar rubuta labarin abubuwan da aka cika a cikinmu, 2kamar yadda muka karɓe su daga waɗanda tun farko shaidu ne da kuma masu hidimar bishara. 3Saboda haka, da yake ni da kaina na binciko kome a hankali daga farko, na ga ya yi kyau in rubuta maka labarin dalla-dalla, ya mafifici Tiyofilus, 4don ka san tabbacin abubuwan da aka koyar da kai.

An yi faɗar haihuwar Yohanna Mai Baftisma

5A lokacin da Hiridus ne yake sarautar Yahudiya, an yi wani firist mai suna Zakariya, na sashin firistoci gidan Abiya. Matarsa Elizabet ma ’yar zuriyar Haruna ce. 6Dukansu biyu kuwa masu adalci ne a gaban Allah, suna kuma bin umarnan Ubangiji da farillansa duka da halin rashin zargi. 7Sai dai ba su da ’ya’ya, domin Elizabet bakararriya ce; kuma dukansu biyu sun tsufa.

8Wata rana da lokacin aikin firistoci na sashen Zakariya na yin hidima ya kewayo, yana kuma cikin hidimarsa ta firist a gaban Allah, 9sai aka zaɓe shi ta wurin ƙuri’a, bisa ga al’adar aikin firist, yă shiga haikalin Ubangiji yă ƙone turare. 10Da lokacin ƙone turare ya yi, duk taron masu sujada suna a waje suna addu’a.

11Sai mala’ikan Ubangiji ya bayyana gare shi, tsaye a dama da bagaden turare. 12Da Zakariya ya gan shi sai ya firgita, tsoro kuma ya kama shi. 13Amma mala’ikan ya ce masa, “Kada ka ji tsoro, Zakariya; an ji addu’arka. Matarka Elizabet za tă haifa maka ɗa, za ka kuma ba shi suna Yohanna. 14Zai zama abin murna da farin ciki a gare ka, mutane da yawa kuwa za su yi murna don haihuwarsa, 15gama zai zama mai girma a gaban Ubangiji. Ba kuwa zai taɓa shan ruwan inabi ko wani abu mai sa maye ba. Zai cika da Ruhu Mai Tsarki tun haihuwa. 16Shi ne zai juye mutanen Isra’ila da yawa zuwa wurin Ubangiji Allahnsu. 17Zai sha gaban Ubangiji, a ruhu da kuma iko irin na Iliya, domin yă juye zukatan iyaye ga ’ya’yansu, marasa biyayya kuma ga zama masu biyayya don yă kintsa mutane su zama shiryayyu domin Ubangiji.”

18Sai Zakariya ya tambayi mala’ikan ya ce, “Yaya zan tabbatar da wannan? Ga ni tsoho, matana kuma ta kwana biyu.”

19Mala’ikan ya ce, “Ni ne Jibra’ilu. Ina tsaya a gaban Allah, an kuma aiko ni in yi maka magana, in kuma faɗa maka wannan labari mai daɗi. 20Yanzu za ka zama bebe, ba za ka ƙara iya magana ba sai ranar da wannan magana ta cika, saboda ba ka gaskata da kalmomina waɗanda za su zama gaskiya a daidai lokacinsu ba.”

21Ana cikin haka, mutane suna jiran Zakariya, suna kuma mamaki me ya sa ya daɗe haka a cikin haikali. 22Da ya fito, bai iya yin musu magana ba. Sai suka gane, ya ga wahayi ne a haikali, domin ya dinga yin musu alamu, amma ya kāsa yin magana.

23Da lokacin hidimarsa ya cika, sai ya koma gida. 24Bayan wannan, matarsa Elizabet ta yi ciki, ta kuma riƙa ɓuya har wata biyar. 25Sai ta ce, “Ubangiji ne ya yi mini wannan. A waɗannan kwanaki ya nuna tagomashinsa ya kuma kawar mini da kunya a cikin mutane.”

Annabcin haihuwar Yesu

26A wata na shida, sai Allah ya aiki mala’ika Jibra’ilu zuwa Nazaret, wani gari a Galili, 27gun wata budurwar da aka yi alkawarin aurenta ga wani mutum mai suna Yusuf daga zuriyar Dawuda. Sunan budurwar Maryamu. 28Mala’ikan ya je wurinta ya ce, “A gaishe ki, ya ke da kika sami tagomashi ƙwarai! Ubangiji yana tare da ke.”

29Maryamu ta damu ƙwarai da kalmominsa, tana tunani wace irin gaisuwa ce haka? 30Amma mala’ikan ya ce mata, “Kada ki ji tsoro, Maryamu, kin sami tagomashi a wurin Allah. 31Ga shi za ki yi ciki ki kuma haifi ɗa, za ki kuma ba shi suna Yesu. 32Zai zama mai girma, za a kuma kira shi Ɗan Maɗaukaki. Ubangiji Allah zai ba shi gadon sarautar kakansa Dawuda, 33zai yi mulkin gidan Yaƙub har abada, mulkinsa kuma ba zai taɓa ƙare ba.”

34Maryamu ta tambayi mala’ikan ta ce, “Yaya wannan zai yiwu, da yake ni budurwa ce?”

35Mala’ikan ya amsa ya ce, “Ruhu Mai Tsarki zai sauko miki, ikon Maɗaukaki kuma zai rufe ke. Saboda haka, Mai Tsarkin nan da za a haifa, za a kira shi1.35 Ko kuwa Saboda haka, yaron da za a haifa za a kira shi mai tsarki Ɗan Allah. 36’Yar’uwarki Elizabet ma za tă haifi ɗa a tsufanta, ita da aka ce bakararriya, ga shi tana a watanta na shida. 37Gama ba abin da zai gagari Allah.”

38Maryamu ta amsa ta ce, “To, ni baiwar Allah ce, bari yă zama mini kamar yadda ka faɗa.” Sai mala’ikan ya tafi abinsa.

Maryamu ta ziyarci Elizabet

39A lokacin sai Maryamu ta shirya ta gaggauta zuwa wani gari a ƙasar tudu ta Yahudiya, 40inda ta shiga gidan Zakariya ta kuma gai da Elizabet. 41Da Elizabet ta ji gaisuwar Maryamu, sai jaririn da yake a cikinta ya yi motsi. Elizabet kuma ta cika da Ruhu Mai Tsarki. 42Sai ta ɗaga murya da ƙarfi ta ce, “Ke mai albarka ce a cikin mata. Mai albarka ne kuma ɗan da za ki haifa! 43Me ya sa na sami wannan tagomashi har da mahaifiyar Ubangijina za tă zo wurina? 44Da jin gaisuwarki, sai jaririn da yake cikina ya yi motsi don murna. 45Mai albarka ce wadda ta gaskata cewa abin da Ubangiji ya faɗa mata zai cika!”

Waƙar Maryamu

46Sai Maryamu ta ce,

“Raina yana ɗaukaka Ubangiji

47ruhuna kuma yana farin ciki da Allah Mai Cetona,

48gama ya lura da ƙasƙancin baiwarsa.

Daga yanzu nan gaba dukan zamanai za su ce da ni mai albarka,

49gama Mai Iko Duka ya yi mini manyan abubuwa,

sunansa labudda Mai Tsarki ne.

50Jinƙansa ya kai ga masu tsoronsa,

daga zamani zuwa zamani.

51Ya aikata manyan ayyuka da hannunsa;

ya watsar da waɗanda suke masu girman kai a zurfin tunaninsu.

52Ya saukar da masu mulki daga gadajen sarautarsu

amma ya ɗaukaka ƙasƙantattu.

53Ya ƙosar da masu yunwa da kyawawan abubuwa

amma ya sallami mawadata hannu wofi.

54Ya taimaki bawansa Isra’ila,

yana tunawa yă nuna jinƙai

55ga Ibrahim da zuriyarsa har abada,

kamar yadda ya faɗa wa kakanninmu.”

56Maryamu ta zauna da Elizabet kusan wata uku sa’an nan ta koma gida.

Haihuwar Yohanna Mai Baftisma

57Sa’ad da kwanaki suka yi don Elizabet ta haihu, sai ta haifi ɗa. 58Maƙwabtanta da ’yan’uwanta suka ji cewa Ubangiji ya nuna mata jinƙai mai yawa, suka kuma taya ta farin ciki.

59A rana ta takwas, sai suka zo don a yi wa yaron kaciya, dā za su sa masa sunan mahaifinsa Zakariya ne, 60amma mahaifiyar yaron ta ce, “A’a! Za a ce da shi Yohanna.”

61Sai suka ce mata, “Ba wani a cikin danginku mai wannan suna.”

62Sai suka yi alamu wa mahaifinsa, don su san sunan da zai su a kira yaron. 63Ya yi alama a kawo masa allo, a gaban kowa sai ya rubuta, “Sunansa Yohanna.” Dukan mutane kuwa suka yi mamaki. 64Nan da nan bakinsa ya buɗe harshensa kuma ya saku, sai ya fara magana yana yabon Allah. 65Maƙwabta duk suka cika da tsoro, mutane kuwa suka yi ta yin magana game da dukan waɗannan abubuwa a ko’ina a cikin ƙasar tudu ta Yahudiya. 66Duk waɗanda suka ji wannan kuwa sun yi mamaki suna cewa, “To, me yaron nan zai zama?” Gama hannun Ubangiji yana tare da shi.

Waƙar Zakariya

67Mahaifinsa Zakariya ya cika da Ruhu Mai Tsarki sai ya yi annabci ya ce,

68“Yabo ya tabbata ga Ubangiji, Allah na Isra’ila,

domin ya zo ya kuma fanshe mutanensa.

69Ya tā mana ƙahon ceto

a gidan bawansa Dawuda

70(yadda ya yi magana tun tuni ta wurin annabawansa masu tsarki),

71cewa zai cece mu daga abokan gābanmu

daga kuma hannun dukan waɗanda suke ƙinmu

72don yă nuna jinƙai ga kakanninmu,

yă kuma tuna da alkawarinsa mai tsarki,

73rantsuwar da ya yi wa mahaifinmu Ibrahim,

74don yă kuɓutar da mu daga hannun abokan gābanmu,

yă kuma sa mu iya yin masa hidima babu tsoro,

75cikin tsarki da adalci a gabansa dukan kwanakinmu.

76“Kai kuma, ɗana, za a ce da kai annabin Maɗaukaki;

gama za ka sha gaban Ubangiji don ka shirya masa hanya,

77don ka sanar da mutanensa ceto,

ta wurin gafarar zunubansu,

78saboda jinƙai na Allahnmu mai ƙauna,

hasken nan na ceto zai ɓullo mana daga sama,

79don yă haskaka a kan waɗanda suke zama cikin duhu,

da kuma cikin inuwar mutuwa,

don yă bi da ƙafafunmu a hanyar salama.”

80Yaron kuwa ya yi girma ya kuma ƙarfafa a ruhu; ya zauna a hamada sai lokacin da ya fito a fili ga mutanen Isra’ila.