Nueva Biblia al Día

Lucas 3

Juan el Bautista prepara el camino

1En el año quince del reinado de Tiberio *César, Poncio Pilato gobernaba la provincia de Judea, Herodes[a] era tetrarca en Galilea, su hermano Felipe en Iturea y Traconite, y Lisanias en Abilene; el sumo sacerdocio lo ejercían Anás y Caifás. En aquel entonces, la palabra de Dios llegó a Juan hijo de Zacarías, en el desierto. Juan recorría toda la región del Jordán predicando el bautismo de *arrepentimiento para el perdón de pecados. Así está escrito en el libro del profeta Isaías:

«Voz de uno que grita en el desierto:
“Preparen el camino del Señor,
    háganle sendas derechas.
Todo valle será rellenado,
    toda montaña y colina será allanada.
Los caminos torcidos se enderezarán,
    las sendas escabrosas quedarán llanas.
Y todo *mortal verá la salvación de Dios.” »[b]

Muchos acudían a Juan para que los bautizara.

—¡Camada de víboras! —les advirtió—. ¿Quién les dijo que podrán escapar del castigo que se acerca? Produzcan frutos que demuestren arrepentimiento. Y no se pongan a pensar: “Tenemos a Abraham por padre.” Porque les digo que aun de estas piedras Dios es capaz de darle hijos a Abraham. Es más, el hacha ya está puesta a la raíz de los árboles, y todo árbol que no produzca buen fruto será cortado y arrojado al fuego.

10 —¿Entonces qué debemos hacer? —le preguntaba la gente.

11 —El que tiene dos *camisas debe compartir con el que no tiene ninguna —les contestó Juan—, y el que tiene comida debe hacer lo mismo.

12 Llegaron también unos *recaudadores de impuestos para que los bautizara.

—Maestro, ¿qué debemos hacer nosotros? —le preguntaron.

13 —No cobren más de lo debido —les respondió.

14 —Y nosotros, ¿qué debemos hacer? —le preguntaron unos soldados.

—No extorsionen a nadie ni hagan denuncias falsas; más bien confórmense con lo que les pagan.

15 La gente estaba a la expectativa, y todos se preguntaban si acaso Juan sería el *Cristo.

16 —Yo los bautizo a ustedes con[c] agua —les respondió Juan a todos—. Pero está por llegar uno más poderoso que yo, a quien ni siquiera merezco desatarle la correa de sus sandalias. Él los bautizará con el Espíritu Santo y con fuego. 17 Tiene el rastrillo en la mano para limpiar su era y recoger el trigo en su granero; la paja, en cambio, la quemará con fuego que nunca se apagará.

18 Y con muchas otras palabras exhortaba Juan a la gente y le anunciaba las buenas *nuevas. 19 Pero cuando reprendió al tetrarca Herodes por el asunto de su cuñada Herodías,[d] y por todas las otras maldades que había cometido, 20 Herodes llegó hasta el colmo de encerrar a Juan en la cárcel.

Bautismo y genealogía de Jesús

21 Un día en que todos acudían a Juan para que los bautizara, Jesús fue bautizado también. Y mientras oraba, se abrió el cielo, 22 y el Espíritu Santo bajó sobre él en forma de paloma. Entonces se oyó una voz del cielo que decía: «Tú eres mi Hijo amado; estoy muy complacido contigo.»

23 Jesús tenía unos treinta años cuando comenzó su ministerio. Era hijo, según se creía, de José,

hijo de Elí, 24 hijo de Matat,

hijo de Leví, hijo de Melquí,

hijo de Janay, hijo de José,

25 hijo de Matatías, hijo de Amós,

hijo de Nahúm, hijo de Eslí,

hijo de Nagay, 26 hijo de Máat,

hijo de Matatías, hijo de Semeí,

hijo de Josec, hijo de Judá,

27 hijo de Yojanán, hijo de Resa,

hijo de Zorobabel, hijo de Salatiel,

hijo de Neri, 28 hijo de Melquí,

hijo de Adí, hijo de Cosán,

hijo de Elmadán, hijo de Er,

29 hijo de Josué, hijo de Eliezer,

hijo de Jorín, hijo de Matat,

hijo de Leví, 30 hijo de Simeón,

hijo de Judá, hijo de José,

hijo de Jonán, hijo de Eliaquín,

31 hijo de Melea, hijo de Mainán,

hijo de Matata, hijo de Natán,

hijo de David, 32 hijo de Isaí,

hijo de Obed, hijo de Booz,

hijo de Salmón,[e] hijo de Naasón,

33 hijo de Aminadab, hijo de Aram,[f]

hijo de Jezrón, hijo de Fares,

hijo de Judá, 34 hijo de Jacob,

hijo de Isaac, hijo de Abraham,

hijo de Téraj, hijo de Najor,

35 hijo de Serug, hijo de Ragau,

hijo de Péleg, hijo de Éber,

hijo de Selaj, 36 hijo de Cainán,

hijo de Arfaxad, hijo de Sem,

hijo de Noé, hijo de Lamec,

37 hijo de Matusalén, hijo de Enoc,

hijo de Jared, hijo de Malalel,

hijo de Cainán, 38 hijo de Enós,

hijo de Set, hijo de Adán,

hijo de Dios.

Footnotes

  1. Lucas 3:1 Es decir, Herodes Antipas, hijo del rey Herodes (1:5).
  2. Lucas 3:6 Is 40:3-5
  3. Lucas 3:16 con. Alt. en.
  4. Lucas 3:19 Esposa de Felipe, hermano de Herodes Antipas.
  5. Lucas 3:32 Salmón. Var. Sala.
  6. Lucas 3:33 Aminadab, hijo de Aram. Var. Aminadab, el hijo de Admín, el hijo de Arní; los mss. varían mucho en este versículo.

King James Version

Luke 3

1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,

27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,

34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.