New International Version

Luke 21:1-38

The Widow’s Offering

1As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3“Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

5Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, 6“As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”

7“Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

8He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”

10Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

12“But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13And so you will bear testimony to me. 14But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17Everyone will hate you because of me. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19Stand firm, and you will win life.

20“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 22For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. 23How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

29He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

32“Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

37Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, 38and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple.

New Amharic Standard Version

ሉቃስ 21:1-38

መበለቷ የሰጠችው መባ

21፥1-4 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 12፥41-44

1ኢየሱስ ቀና ብሎ ሲመለከት ሀብታሞች በቤተ መቅደሱ መባ መሰብሰቢያ ውስጥ መባቸውን ሲጨምሩ አየ። 2ደግሞም አንዲት ድኻ መበለት ሁለት ትናንሽ የናስ ሳንቲሞች በዚያ ስትጨምር ተመለከተ፤ 3እንዲህም አለ፤ “እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ከሁሉም ይልቅ ይህች ድኻ መበለት የበለጠ ሰጥታለች፤ 4እነዚህ ሰዎች የሰጡት ከትርፋቸው ላይ ሲሆን፣ እርሷ ግን የሰጠችው በድኻ ዐቅሟ ያላትን መተዳደሪያ በሙሉ ነው።”

የዘመኑ መጨረሻ ምልክቶች

21፥5-36 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 24፤ ማር 13

21፥12-17 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 10፥17-22

5ከደቀ መዛሙርት አንዳንዶች ቤተ መቅደሱ በውብ ድንጋዮችና በስእለት ስጦታዎች እንዳማረ ሲነጋገሩ፣ ኢየሱስ እንዲህ አለ፤ 6“ይህ የምታዩት ሁሉ ሳይፈርስ ድንጋይ በድንጋይ ላይ እንደ ተካበ የማይቀርበት ጊዜ ይመጣል።”

7እነርሱም፣ “መምህር ሆይ፤ እንግዲህ ይህ ሁሉ የሚሆነው መቼ ነው? ደግሞም ይህ እንደሚሆን ምልክቱ ምንድን ነው?” ብለው ጠየቁት።

8እርሱም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰላቸው፤ “እንዳትስቱ ተጠንቀቁ፤ ብዙዎች፣ ‘እኔ እርሱ ነኝ’ በማለት፣ ደግሞም፣ ‘ጊዜው ቀርቦአል’ እያሉ በስሜ ይመጣሉና፤ እናንተ ግን እነርሱን አትከተሏቸው። 9ስለ ጦርነትና ስለ ሕዝብ ዐመፅ ስትሰሙ አትደንግጡ፤ ይህ አስቀድሞ መሆን የሚገባው ነውና፤ መጨረሻው ግን ወዲያውኑ አይሆንም።”

10ቀጥሎም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ሕዝብ በሕዝብ ላይ፣ መንግሥትም በመንግሥት ላይ ይነሣል፤ 11ታላቅ የመሬት መናወጥ ይሆናል፤ ራብና ቸነፈር በተለያየ ስፍራ ይከሠታል፤ አስፈሪ ነገር እንዲሁም ከሰማይ ታላቅ ምልክት ይሆናል።

12“ይህ ሁሉ ከመሆኑ በፊት ግን ሰዎች ይይዟችኋል፤ ያሳድዷችኋል፤ ወደ ምኵራብና ወደ ወህኒ ቤት ያስገቧችኋል፤ በነገሥታትና በገዥዎች ፊት ያቀርቧችኋል፤ ይህም ሁሉ በስሜ ምክንያት ይደርስባችኋል። 13ይህም ለመመስከር ጥሩ ዕድል ይሆንላችኋል። 14ስለዚህ ምን መልስ እንሰጣለን በማለት አስቀድማችሁ እንዳትጨነቁ ይህን ልብ በሉ፤ 15ተቃዋሚዎቻችሁ ሁሉ ሊቋቋሙትና ሊያስተባብሉት የማይችሉትን ቃልና ጥበብ እሰጣችኋለሁና። 16ወላጆቻችሁ፣ ወንድሞቻችሁ፣ ዘመዶቻችሁና ጓደኞቻችሁ እንኳ ሳይቀሩ አሳልፈው ይሰጡአችኋል፤ ከእናንተም አንዳንዶቹን ይገድላሉ፤ 17ስለ ስሜም በሰዎች ሁሉ ዘንድ የተጠላችሁ ትሆናላችሁ። 18ነገር ግን ከራሳችሁ ጠጒር አንዷ እንኳ አትጠፋም፤ 19ጸንታችሁም በመቆም ነፍሳችሁን ታተርፋላችሁ።

20“ኢየሩሳሌም በጦር ሰራዊት ተከባ በምታዩበት ጊዜ፣ ጥፋቷ መቃረቡን ዕወቁ። 21በዚያን ጊዜ በይሁዳ ያሉ ወደ ተራሮች ይሽሹ፤ በከተማ ያሉትም ከዚያ ይውጡ፤ በገጠር ያሉትም ወደ ከተማዪቱ አይግቡ፤ 22የተጻፈው ሁሉ ይፈጸም ዘንድ ይህ የበቀል ጊዜ ነውና። 23በምድሪቱ ላይ ታላቅ መከራ ይሆናል፤ በዚህም ሕዝብ ላይ ቊጣ ይመጣል፤ ስለዚህ በዚያን ወቅት ለነፍሰ ጡሮችና ለሚያጠቡ እናቶች ወዮላቸው! 24በሰይፍ ይወድቃሉ፤ ወደ አሕዛብም ሁሉ በምርኮ ይወሰዳሉ፤ ኢየሩሳሌምም የአሕዛብ ዘመን እስኪፈጸም ድረስ፣ በአሕዛብ የተረገጠች ትሆናለች።

25“በፀሓይ፣ በጨረቃና በከዋክብት ላይ ምልክት ይሆናል፤ ከባሕሩና ከሞገድ ድምፅ የተነሣ፣ በምድር ላይ ያሉ ሕዝቦች ይጨነቃሉ፤ ይታወካሉም፤ 26የሰማያት ኀይላት ስለሚናወጡ፣ ሰዎች በፍርሀትና በዓለም ላይ ምን ይመጣ ይሆን እያሉ በመጠባበቅ ይዝላሉ። 27በዚያን ጊዜ የሰው ልጅ በኀይልና በታላቅ ክብር በደመና ሲመጣ ያዩታል። 28እናንተም እነዚህ ነገሮች መፈጸም ሲጀምሩ፣ መዳናችሁ ስለ ተቃረበ፣ ቀጥ ብላችሁ ቁሙ፤ ራሳችሁንም ወደ ላይ ቀና አድርጉ።”

29ቀጥሎም እንዲህ ሲል ይህን ምሳሌ ነገራቸው፤ “በለስንና ዛፎችን ሁሉ ተመልከቱ፤ 30ቅጠሎቻቸው አቈጥቊጠው ስታዩ፣ በዚያን ጊዜ በጋ መቃረቡን ራሳችሁ ታውቃላችሁ። 31እንዲሁ ደግሞ እነዚህ ነገሮች መፈጸማቸውን ስታዩ፣ የእግዚአብሔር መንግሥት እንደ ቀረበች ዕወቁ።

32“እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ይህ ሁሉ እስኪፈጸም ድረስ ይህ ትውልድ አያልፍም።21፥32 ወይም ዘር 33ሰማይና ምድር ያልፋሉ፤ ቃሌ ግን አያልፍም።”

34“እንግዲህ በገደብ የለሽ ሕይወት፣ በመጠጥ ብዛትና ስለ ኑሮ በመጨነቅ ልባችሁ እንዳይዝልና ያ ቀን እንደ ወጥመድ ድንገት እንዳይደርስባችሁ ተጠንቀቁ፤ 35ይህ በመላው ምድር በሚኖሩት ሁሉ ላይ ይደርሳልና። 36ስለዚህ ከሚመጣው ሁሉ እንድ ታመልጡና በሰው ልጅ ፊት መቆም እንድትችሉ ሁል ጊዜ ተግታችሁ ጸልዩ።”

37ኢየሱስም ቀን ቀን በቤተ መቅደስ እያስተማረ፣ ሌሊት ግን ደብረ ዘይት ወደተባለ ተራራ ወጥቶ ያድር ነበር። 38ሕዝቡም ሁሉ ሊሰሙት ማልደው ወደ ቤተ መቅደስ ወደ እርሱ ይመጡ ነበር።