13 Wakati huo, watu fulani walimwambia Yesu habari za Wagali laya ambao Pilato aliwaua na damu yao akaichanganya na damu ya sadaka waliyokuwa wakimtolea Mungu. Yesu akawajibu, “Mnadhani Wagalilaya hao walikufa kifo cha namna hiyo kwa kuwa walikuwa na dhambi kuwazidi Wagalilaya wengine wote? Sivyo hata kidogo. Ninyi pia msipoacha dhambi zenu mtaangamia vivyo hivyo. Au wale watu kumi na wanane ambao walikufa walipoangukiwa na mnara huko Siloamu, mnadhani wao walikuwa waovu kuliko watu wote waliokuwa wanaishi Yerusalemu? Nawaambieni, sivyo! Ninyi pia msipoacha dhambi zenu, mtaangamia vivyo hivyo.”

Mfano Wa Mti Usiozaa Matunda

Kisha Yesu akatoa mfano huu: “Mtu mmoja alikuwa na mtini uliopandwa katika shamba lake la mizabibu, akaenda kutafuta tini kwenye mti huo asipate hata moja. Kisha akamwambia mtunza shamba:, ‘Kwa muda wa miaka mitatu sasa nimekuwa nikija kutafuta matunda kwenye mtini huu, sijawahi kupata hata moja. Ukate, sioni kwa nini uendelee kutumia ardhi bure!’ Yule mtunza shamba akam jibu, ‘Bwana, tuuache tena kwa mwaka mmoja zaidi, niulimie, niuwekee mbolea. Ukizaa matunda, vema; na usipozaa baada ya hapo, utaukata.”’ Yesu Amponya Mwanamke Siku Ya Sabato

10 Siku moja ya sabato, Yesu alikuwa akifundisha katika sinagogi mojawapo. 11 Na hapo alikuwapo mwanamke mmoja alikuwa ameugua kwa muda wa miaka kumi na minane kutokana na pepo ali yekuwa amemwingia. Hali hiyo ilimfanya mwanamke huyo apindike hata asiweze kusimama wima. 12 Yesu alipomwona, akamwita akam wambia, “Mama, uwe huru, umepona ugonjwa wako.” 13 Yesu akamwekea mikono, na mara akasimama wima, akamtukuza Mungu. 14 Mkuu wa sinagogi akakasirika kwa kuwa Yesu alikuwa ameponya mtu siku ya sabato. Kwa hiyo akawaambia watu, “Kuna siku sita ambazo watu wanapaswa kufanya kazi, katika siku hizo, njooni mpo nywe; msije kuponywa siku ya sabato!”

15 Lakini Bwana akamjibu, “Ninyi ni wanafiki! Kila mmoja wenu humfungulia ng’ombe wake au punda wake kutoka zizini akampeleka kumnywesha maji siku ya sabato. 16 Je, huyu mama, ambaye ni binti wa Ibrahimu aliyefungwa na shetani kwa miaka yote hii kumi na minane, hastahili kufunguliwa kutoka katika kifungo hicho siku ya sabato?” 17 Aliposema haya, wapinzani wake wakaona aibu lakini watu wakafurahi kwa ajili ya mambo ya ajabu aliyoyafanya. Mfano Wa Punje Ya Haradali

18 Kisha Yesu akauliza, “Ufalme wa Mungu ukoje? Nitaufanan isha na nini? 19 Umefanana na punje ndogo sana ya haradali ambayo mtu aliichukua akaipanda katika shamba lake, ikamea, ikawa mti na ndege wa angani wakatengeneza viota vyao kwenye matawi yake.”

Mfano Wa Hamira

20 Yesu akauliza tena, “Nitaufananisha na nini Ufalme wa Mungu? 21 Uko kama hamira ambayo mwanamke aliichukua na kuichan ganya kwenye vipimo vitatu vya unga wa ngano na wote ukaumuka.”

Mlango Mwembamba

22 Yesu akapita katika miji na vijiji akifundisha wakati akisafiri kwenda Yerusalemu. 23 Mtu mmoja akamwuliza, “Bwana, ni watu wachache tu watakaookolewa?” 24 Akajibu, “Jitahidini kuingia kwa kupitia mlango mwembamba; kwa maana, nawaambia, wengi watataka kuingia na hawataweza. 25 Wakati mwenye nyumba ataka poamka na kufunga mlango, mtasimama nje mkigonga mlango na kusema, ‘Bwana utufungulie!’ Atawajibu, ‘Sijui mtokako!’ 26 Nanyi mtamjibu, ‘Tulikula na kunywa pamoja nawe, ulifundisha katika mitaa yetu!’ 27 Lakini yeye atawajibu, ‘Sijui mtokako. Ondokeni kwangu ninyi watenda maovu!’ 28 Ndipo kutakuwapo na kilio na kusaga meno mtakapomwona Ibrahimu, Isaka na Yakobo na manabii wote wakiwa katika Ufalme wa Mungu, wakati ninyi mkiwa mmetupwa nje. 29 Watu watakuja kutoka mashariki na magharibi na kaskazini na kusini na wataketi kwenye sehemu walizoandaliwa kar amuni katika Ufalme wa Mungu. 30 Hakika wapo watu ambao sasa wako mwisho watakaokuwa wa kwanza, na wengine walio wa kwanza sasa watakaokuwa wa mwisho.” Yesu Aomboleza Juu Ya Yerusalemu

31 Wakati huo huo baadhi ya Mafarisayo wakamwendea Yesu wakamwambia, “Ondoka hapa uende mahali pengine kwa maana Herode anataka kukuua.” 32 Yesu akawajibu, “Nendeni mkamwambie yule mbweha: ninafukuza pepo na kuponya wagonjwa leo na kesho, na siku ya tatu nitakamilisha kazi yangu. 33 Sina budi kuendelea na safari yangu leo, kesho na kesho kutwa, kwa maana haiwezekani nabii kufa mahali pengine isipokuwa Yerusalemu.

34 “Ewe Yerusalemu, Yerusalemu, wewe uwauaye manabii na kuwapiga mawe wale waliotumwa kwako! Mara ngapi nimetamani kuwa kusanya watoto wako pamoja kama kuku akusanyavyo vifaranga vyake chini ya mbawa zake, lakini hukuniruhusu! 35 Sasa nyumba yako inaachwa tupu. Ninakuambia, hutaniona tena mpaka wakati ule uta kaposema, ‘Amebarikiwa yeye ajaye katika jina la Bwana.”’

Repent or Perish

13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate(A) had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?(B) I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam(C) fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent,(D) you too will all perish.”

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.(E) So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down!(F) Why should it use up the soil?’

“‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath

10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues,(G) 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.(H) She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her,(I) and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath,(J) the synagogue leader(K) said to the people, “There are six days for work.(L) So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”

15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?(M) 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham,(N) whom Satan(O) has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated,(P) but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast(Q)(R)

18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God(S) like?(T) What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree,(U) and the birds perched in its branches.”(V)

20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour until it worked all through the dough.”(W)

The Narrow Door

22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.(X) 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,(Y) because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’

“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’(Z)

26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’(AA)

28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth,(AB) when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west(AC) and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”(AD)

Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem(AE)(AF)

31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod(AG) wants to kill you.”

32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’(AH) 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet(AI) can die outside Jerusalem!

34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,(AJ) and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate.(AK) I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’[b](AL)

Footnotes

  1. Luke 13:21 Or about 27 kilograms
  2. Luke 13:35 Psalm 118:26

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