Yohana Mbatizaji Aanza Kuhubiri

Katika mwaka wa kumi na tano wa utawala wa Kaisari Tiberio, Neno la Mungu lilimfikia Yohana mwana wa Zakaria alipokuwa nyikani. Wakati huo Pontio Pilato alikuwa mtawala wa Yudea; Her ode mtawala wa Galilaya, nduguye Filipo mtawala wa Iturea na Tra koniti; na Lisania alikuwa mtawala wa Abilene. Anasi na Kayafa walikuwa makuhani wakuu.

Yohana akazunguka sehemu zote za kando kando ya mto Yordani akihubiri kwamba watu watubu na kubatizwa ili wasamehewe dhambi zao. Kama ilivyoandikwa katika kitabu cha nabii Isaya: “Sauti ya mtu aitae nyikani, ‘Mtayarishieni Bwana njia , nyoosheni sehemu zote atakazopita, jazeni kila bonde, sawazisheni milima yote. Na watu wote watamwona Mwokozi aliyetumwa na Mungu.’ ”

Yohana akawaambia wale waliokuja ili awabatize, “Enyi watoto wa nyoka! Ni nani aliyewaonya muepuke hukumu ya Mungu ita kayokuja? Kama kweli mmetubu, basi onyesheni kwa matendo yenu. Wala msidhani kuwa mtasamehewa kwa kuwa ninyi ni uzao wa Ibra himu. Nawaambia wazi, Mungu anaweza kabisa kumpa Ibrahimu watoto kutoka katika haya mawe! Na hivi sasa hukumu ya Mungu, kama shoka kwenye shina la mti, iko juu yenu. Kila mti usiozaa matunda mazuri utakatwa katwa na kutupwa motoni.”

10 Watu wakamwuliza, “Inatupasa tufanyeje basi?” 11 Aka waambia: “Aliye na nguo mbili amgawie asiye na nguo; kama una chakula wape wenye njaa.”

12 Watoza kodi nao pia walikuja ili wabatizwe; wakamwuliza, “Bwana, na sisi inatupasa tufanyeje?”

13 Akawajibu: “ Msimdhulumu mtu kwa kudai kodi zaidi ya ile iliyoamriwa.”

14 Na baadhi ya askari wakamwuliza, “Na sisi je, tufanye nini?” Akawajibu: “Msichukue fedha za watu kwa kutumia nguvu; msiwashtaki watu kwa kuwasingizia makosa; bali mtosheke na misha hara yenu!”

15 Siku hizo watu walikuwa na matazamio makubwa. Wakawa wakijiuliza mioyoni mwao kama Yohana ndiye Kristo.

16 Yohana aliwajibu akawaambia, “Mimi nawabatiza kwa maji. Lakini anayekuja ni mkuu kuliko mimi, sistahili hata kuwa mtumwa wake. Yeye atawabatiza kwa Roho Mtakatifu na kwa moto.

17 “Yuko tayari na pepeto lake mkononi, tayari kusafisha mahali pake pa kukusanyia mazao. Nafaka safi ataiweka ghalani lakini makapi atayachoma kwa moto usiozimika.”

18 Yohana alitumia mifano mingine mingi kuwaonya watu na kuwatangazia Habari Njema. 19 Lakini Yohana alipomkanya Herode kuhusu uhusiano wake na Herodia mke wa kaka yake, na maovu men gine aliyofanya, 20 Herode aliongezea uovu huo kwa kumfunga

Kubatizwa Kwa Bwana Yesu

21 Baada ya watu wote kubatizwa, Yesu naye alibatizwa. Na alipokuwa akiomba, mbingu zilifunguka. 22 Roho Mtakatifu akash uka juu yake kama hua; na sauti ikasikika kutoka mbinguni ikisema: “Wewe ni Mwanangu mpendwa, ninapendezwa nawe.”

Ukoo Wa Bwana Yesu

23 Yesu alikuwa na umri wa miaka kama thelathini hivi ali poanza kazi ya kuhubiri. Yesu alijulikana kama mtoto wa Yusufu. Yusufu alikuwa mwana wa Eli, 24 Eli alikuwa mwana wa Mathati, Mathati alikuwa mwana wa Lawi, Lawi alikuwa mwana wa Melki, Melki alikuwa mwana wa Yanai, Yanai alikuwa mwana wa Yusufu 25 Yusufu alikuwa mwana wa Matathia, Matathia alikuwa mwana wa Amosi, Amosi alikuwa mwana wa Nahumu, Nahumu alikuwa mwana wa Esli, Esli ali kuwa mwana wa Nagai, 26 Nagai alikuwa mwana wa Maathi, Maathi alikuwa mwana wa Matathia, Matathia alikuwa mwana wa Semeini, Semeini alikuwa mwana wa Yoseki, Yoseki alikuwa mwana wa Yoda, 27 Yoda alikuwa mwana wa Yoanani, Yoanani alikuwa mwana wa Resa, Resa alikuwa mwana wa Zerubabeli, Zerubabeli alikuwa mwana wa Shealtieli, Shealtieli alikuwa mwana wa Neri, 28 Neri alikuwa mwana wa Melki, Melki alikuwa mwana wa Adi, Adi alikuwa mwana wa Kosamu, Kosamu alikuwa mwana wa Elmadamu, Elmadamu alikuwa mwana wa Eri, 29 Eri alikuwa mwana wa Yoshua, Yoshua alikuwa mwana wa Eliezeri, Eliezeri alikuwa mwana wa Yorimu, Yorimu alikuwa mwana wa Mathati, Mathati alikuwa mwana wa Lawi, 30 1Lawi alikuwa mwana wa Simeoni, Simeoni alikuwa mwana wa Yuda, Yuda alikuwa mwana wa Yusufu, Yusufu alikuwa mwana wa Yonamu, Yonamu alikuwa mwana wa Eliakimu, Eliakimu alikuwa mwana wa Melea, 31 Melea alikuwa mwana wa Mena, Mena alikuwa mwana wa Matatha, Matatha alikuwa mwana wa Nathani, Nathani alikuwa mwana wa Daudi, 32 Daudi alikuwa mwana wa Yese, Yese alikuwa mwana wa Obedi, Obedi alikuwa mwana wa Boazi, Boazi alikuwa mwana wa Salmoni, Salmoni alikuwa mwana wa Nashoni, 33 Nashoni alikuwa mwana wa Aminadabu, Aminadabu alikuwa mwana wa Aramu, Aramu alikuwa mwana wa Hesroni, Hesroni alikuwa mwana wa Peresi, Peresi alikuwa mwana wa Yuda, 34 Yuda alikuwa mwana wa Yakobo, Yakobo alikuwa mwana wa Isaki, Isaki alikuwa mwana wa Abrahamu, Abrahamu alikuwa mwana wa Tera, Tera alikuwa mwana wa Nahori, 35 Nahori alikuwa mwana wa Serugi, Serugi alikuwa mwana wa Ragau, Ragau alikuwa mwana wa Pelegi, Pelegi alikuwa mwana wa Eberi, Eberi alikuwa mwana wa Sala, 36 Sala alikuwa mwana wa Kenani, Kenani alikuwa mwana wa Arfaksadi, Arfaksadi alikuwa mwana wa Shemu, Shemu alikuwa mwana wa Nuhu, Nuhu alikuwa mwana wa Lameki, 37 Lameki alikuwa mwana wa Methusela, Methusela alikuwa mwana wa Henoko, Henoko alikuwa mwana wa Yaredi, Yaredi alikuwa mwana wa Mahalaleli, Mahalaleli alikuwa mwana wa Kenani, 38 Kenani alikuwa mwana wa Enoshi, Enoshi alikuwa mwana wa Sethi, Sethi alikuwa mwana wa Adamu,

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John the Baptist Prepares the Way(A)(B)

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate(C) was governor of Judea, Herod(D) tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,(E) the word of God came to John(F) son of Zechariah(G) in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.(H) As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:

“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
    every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
    the rough ways smooth.
And all people will see God’s salvation.’”[a](I)

John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers!(J) Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?(K) Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’(L) For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”(M)

10 “What should we do then?”(N) the crowd asked.

11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”(O)

12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized.(P) “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”

13 “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,”(Q) he told them.

14 Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?”

He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely(R)—be content with your pay.”

15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John(S) might possibly be the Messiah.(T) 16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with[b] water.(U) But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire.(V) 17 His winnowing fork(W) is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”(X) 18 And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.

19 But when John rebuked Herod(Y) the tetrarch because of his marriage to Herodias, his brother’s wife, and all the other evil things he had done, 20 Herod added this to them all: He locked John up in prison.(Z)

The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus(AA)(AB)

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying,(AC) heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him(AD) in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son,(AE) whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”(AF)

23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.(AG) He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph,(AH)

the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat,

the son of Levi, the son of Melki,

the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos,

the son of Nahum, the son of Esli,

the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath,

the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein,

the son of Josek, the son of Joda,

27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa,

the son of Zerubbabel,(AI) the son of Shealtiel,

the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melki,

the son of Addi, the son of Cosam,

the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,

29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer,

the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat,

the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon,

the son of Judah, the son of Joseph,

the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,

31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna,

the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan,(AJ)

the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse,

the son of Obed, the son of Boaz,

the son of Salmon,[d] the son of Nahshon,

33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram,[e]

the son of Hezron, the son of Perez,(AK)

the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob,

the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham,

the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,(AL)

35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu,

the son of Peleg, the son of Eber,

the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan,

the son of Arphaxad,(AM) the son of Shem,

the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,(AN)

37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch,

the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel,

the son of Kenan,(AO) 38 the son of Enosh,

the son of Seth, the son of Adam,

the son of God.(AP)

Footnotes

  1. Luke 3:6 Isaiah 40:3-5
  2. Luke 3:16 Or in
  3. Luke 3:16 Or in
  4. Luke 3:32 Some early manuscripts Sala
  5. Luke 3:33 Some manuscripts Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni; other manuscripts vary widely.
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