Luke 1

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1 Imi aṭas i gebdan tira ɣef wayen yedṛan gar-aneɣ,

2 akken i ɣ-t-id ɛawden wid yellan d inigan si tazwara, iwalan kullec s wallen-nsen ; uɣalen d iqeddacen n wawal n Sidi Ṛebbi.

3 Steqsaɣ ula d nekk akken ilaq ɣef wayen akk yedṛan seg wass amezwaru, ufiɣ d ayen yelhan a k-t-id aruɣ a Tawfilus,

4 iwakken aț-țissineḍ tideț ɣef wayen i tesliḍ meṛṛa.

5 Di zzman n Hiṛudus, agellid n tmurt n Yahuda, yella yiwen n lmuqeddem si tejmaɛt n Abya, isem-is Zakarya. Tameṭṭut-is Ilicaba, seg izuṛan n Haṛun.

6 D iḥeqqiyen i llan i sin, ḥerzen yerna ḍuɛen awal n Sidi Ṛebbi.

7 Ur sɛin ara dderya, meqqṛit i sin di leɛmeṛ yerna Ilicaba ț-țiɛiqeṛt.

8 Mi d-tewweḍ nnuba n leqdic n wedrum n Zakarya di lǧameɛ iqedsen

9 akken i tella di lɛadda n lmuqedmin, gren tasɣaṛt, tṣaḥ-ed Zakarya iwakken ad ikcem ɣer wemkan iqedsen ad isseṛɣ lebxuṛ.

10 Mi gella isseṛɣay lebxuṛ di lǧameɛ, lɣaci meṛṛa yeqqimen di beṛṛa deɛɛun ɣer Sidi Ṛebbi.

11 Iḍheṛ-as-d yiwen lmelk n Sidi Ṛebbi, ibedd ɣer tama tayeffust n udekkan-nni anda sseṛɣayen lebxuṛ.

12 Mi t-iwala Zakarya, yedhec ikcem-it lxuf.

13 Lmelk-nni yenna yas -ed : Ur țțagad ara a Zakarya, ayen i tessutreḍ ɣer Sidi Ṛebbi yețwaqbel. Tameṭṭut-ik Ilicaba ad a k-d-tesɛu aqcic, a s-tsemmiḍ Yeḥya.

14 Aț-țfeṛḥeḍ yis, a k-yili d sebba n sseɛd ; imdanen meṛṛa ad feṛḥen s tlalit-is.

15 Ad yesɛu ccan d ameqqran ɣer Sidi Ṛebbi, a d-iččaṛ d Ṛṛuḥ iqedsen si tɛebbuṭ n yemma-s, ur itess ccṛab, ur itess ayen nniḍen isekkṛen.

16 A d-yerr aṭas n wat Isṛail ɣer webrid n Sidi Ṛebbi.

17 Ad ilḥu s leɛnaya n Sidi Ṛebbi, s ṛṛuḥ ț-țezmert n nnbi Ilyas. Ad issemlil imawlan d warraw-nsen, a d-yerr wid ijehlen ɣer webrid n iḥeqqiyen, akken ad iheggi i Sidi Ṛebbi agdud ara t-iḍuɛen.

18 Zakarya yenna i lmelk : Amek ara ɛeqleɣ belli ayen akka i d-tenniḍ ț-țideț ? Nekk d amɣaṛ, ula ț-țameṭṭut-iw meqqṛet di leɛmeṛ !

19 Lmelk-nni yerra-yas-d : Nekk d Jebrayil, d aqeddac n Sidi Ṛebbi ; usiɣ-ed s ɣuṛ-es iwakken a k-d-awiɣ lexbaṛ-agi n lxiṛ.

20 Lameɛna imi ur tumineḍ ara s yimeslayen-iw atan aț-țeggugmeḍ, ur d-ițeffeɣ ara wawal seg yimi-k alamma d asmi ara d-yedṛu wannect-agi. Meɛna ḥṣu belli ayen akka i k-d-nniɣ ad yedṛu deg wass-is.

21 Lɣaci-nni yețṛaǧun Zakarya deg ufrag, wehmen acuɣeṛ iɛeṭṭel deg umkan iqedsen n lǧameɛ.

22 Mi d-iffeɣ, yeggugem, ur izmir ara a d-yessufeɣ awal ; lɣaci-nni fehmen belli iweḥḥa-yas-ed kra Sidi Ṛebbi. Yebda ițwehhi-yasen-d s ifassen-is, yeqqim d agugam.

23 Mi kfan wussan n lxedma-s di lǧameɛ, Zakarya yuɣal ɣer wexxam-is.

24 Ɛeddan kra n wussan, tameṭṭut-is Ilicaba terfed tadist ; dɣa tesseḥjeb iman-is xemsa wagguren, teqqaṛ :

25 Atan Sidi Ṛebbi yerra-d ddehn-is ɣuṛ-i, ikkes-iyi lɛib zdat yemdanen.

26 Aggur wis sețța, Sidi Ṛebbi iceggeɛ-d lmelk Jebrayil ɣer taddart n Naṣaret, di tmurt n Jlili.

27 Iceggeɛ-it-id ɣer yiwet n tlemẓit i gexḍeb yiwen wergaz isem-is Yusef, yellan seg izuṛan n Sidna Dawed. Tilemẓit-agi isem-is Meryem.

28 Ikcem lmelk ɣuṛ-es yenna-yas : Sslam fell-am a tin iburek Sidi Ṛebbi ! Sidi Ṛebbi yella yid-em.

29 Meryem tedhec, tenna : D acu i d lmeɛna n imeslayen agi ?

30 Lmelk yenna-yas : Ur țțaggad ara a Meryem ! S ṛṛeḥma-s tameqqrant, Sidi Ṛebbi yextaṛ-ikem.

31 Atan aț-țrefdeḍ tadist, a d-tesɛuḍ aqcic, semmi-yas Ɛisa, (yeɛni : « Amsellek »)

32 Ad yesɛu ccan d ameqqran, ad ițțusemmi Mmi-s n Sidi Ṛebbi ɛlayen. Sidi Ṛebbi a t-yerr d agellid akken i t-yella Sidna Dawed, yiwen si lejdud-is.

33 Ad iḥkem ɣef tarwa n Yeɛqub i dayem, tageldit-is ur tfennu ara.

34 Meryem tenna i lmelk-nni : Amek ara d-idṛu yid-i wayagi nekk ur nezwiǧ ara ?

35 Lmelk yerra-yas : Atan a d-yers fell-am Ṛṛuḥ iqedsen ; tazmert n Sidi Ṛebbi ɛlayen a kem-tɣumm am tili, daymi aqcic-agi imqeddes ara d-ilalen ad ițțsemmi « Mmi-s n Ṛebbi ».

36 Ilicaba i m-ițțilin, ula d nețțat ațan s tadist a d-tesɛu aqcic ɣas akken meqqṛet di leɛmeṛ. Tin akken iwumi semman tiɛiqeṛt, ațan deg waggur wis sețța,

37 imi ulac wayen iwumi ur izmir Sidi Ṛebbi.

38 Meryem tenna : Aql-i ț-țaqeddact n Sidi Ṛebbi, ad idṛu yid-i wayen i d-tenniḍ. Imiren Lmelk-nni yeǧǧa-ț, iṛuḥ.

39 Deg wussan-nni, Meryem tekker tṛuḥ s lemɣawla ɣer yiwet n taddart yellan deg idurar n tmurt n Yahuda.

40 Tekcem ɣer wexxam n Zakarya, tsellem ɣef Ilicaba.

41 Akken i tesla Ilicaba i sslam n Meryem, yefrawes llufan yellan di tɛebbuṭ-is ; imiren teččuṛ d Ṛṛuḥ iqedsen,

42 tɛeggeḍ tenna : A Meryem, tețțubarkeḍ ger tilawin meṛṛa, ițțubarek daɣen win yellan di tɛebbuṭ-im.

43 D acu-yi, iwakken a d-terzef ɣuṛ-i yemma-s n Ssid-iw ?

44 Akken kan i sliɣ i sslam-im, llufan yellan di tɛebbuṭ-iw yefrawes s lfeṛḥ.

45 ?-țaseɛdit kemm yumnen s wayen i m-d-yenna Sidi Ṛebbi !

46 Meryem tenna : Taṛwiḥt-iw teḥmed Sidi Ṛebbi,

47 ul-iw yeččuṛ d lfeṛḥ imi d nețța i d amsellek-iw,

48 axaṭer iwala-yi-d nekk taqeddact-is tameɣbunt ur nesɛi azal. Sya d asawen si lǧil ɣer lǧil a yi-qqaṛen : « ț-țaseɛdit »,

49 imi Sidi Ṛebbi Bab n tezmert, yexdem yis-i ayen issewhamen. Isem-is d imqeddes.

50 Ṛṛeḥma-s tețdum si lǧil ɣer lǧil ɣef wid akk i t-iḍuɛen.

51 Isken-ed tazmert n yiɣil-is, isseɛṛeq iberdan i wid yețzuxxun ;

52 yessers-ed imeqqranen seg imukan eɛlayen, yerfed wid yețwaḥeqṛen ;

53 yesseṛwa-yasen leṛẓaq i wid yelluẓen, ma d imeṛkantiyen yerra-ten ifassen d ilmawen.

54 Isellek tarwa n wat Isṛail yellan d iqeddacen-is, ur ițțu ara Ṛṛeḥma-s,

55 i gewɛed i Sidna Ibṛahim d warraw-is i dayem akken i t-yenna i lejdud-nneɣ.

56 Meryem teqqim ɣer Ilicaba azal n tlata wagguren d wamek i tuɣal ɣer taddart-is.

57 Yewweḍ-ed lweqt i deg ara d-tarew Ilicaba, tesɛa-d aqcic.

58 Imawlan-is d lǧiran-is feṛḥen aṭas mi slan s ṛṛehma i d-issers fell-as Sidi Ṛebbi.

59 Mi wwḍen tmanya n wussan ɣef weqcic-nni, usan-d a s-sḍehṛen, bɣan a s-semmin s yisem n baba-s : Zakarya.

60 Dɣa tenṭeq-ed yemma-s tenna-yasen : Xaṭi ! A s-nsemmi Yeḥya !

61 Nnan-as : Ula d yiwen deg wedrum-nwen ur yesɛi isem-agi.

62 Steqsan baba-s s uwehhi amek yebɣa ad isemmi i mmi-s.

63 Issuter asen-d talwiḥt, yura-yasen-d deg-s : « Yeḥya i d isem-is ». Dɣa wehmen meṛṛa.

64 Imiren kan iserreḥ yiles-is, yebda iheddeṛ, yețḥemmid Ṛebbi ițcekkiṛ-it.

65 Imezdaɣ n lǧiha-nni meṛṛa wehmen, tɛeǧǧben. Deg idurar n tmurt n Yahuda țmeslayen akk ɣef wayen yedṛan.

66 Wid akk yeslan imeslayen-nni, ḥerzen-ten deg wulawen-nsen, qqaṛen : d acu ara d-iffeɣ weqcic-agi ? Axaṭer s tideț afus n Sidi Ṛebbi yella fell-as.

67 Zakarya, baba-s n weqcic-nni, iččuṛ d Ṛṛuḥ iqedsen, icar-ed s imeslayen-agi :

68 Ad ițțubarek Sidi Ṛebbi, Illu n wat Isṛail imi d-yerra ddehn-is ɣer wegdud-is iwakken a t-isellek.

69 Yefka-yaɣ-d yiwen wemsellek d ameqqran seg izuṛan n Sidna Dawed aqeddac-is,

70 am akken i t-id-ixebbeṛ Sidi Ṛebbi si zzman iɛeddan, seg yimi n lenbiya iqedsen :

71 Ad yili d amsellek ara ɣ-imenɛen seg yiɛdawen-nneɣ, si ger ifassen n wid akk i ɣ-ikeṛhen.

72 Isbeggen ṛṛeḥma-s i lejdud-nneɣ, yemmekta-d lemɛahda-s iqedsen

73 i gefka i jeddi-tneɣ Sidna Ibṛahim.

74 M'ara nețțusellek seg ufus n yeɛdawen-nneɣ, a neɛbed Sidi Ṛebbi mbla lxuf,

75 s lḥeqq, s ṭṭaɛa d wannuz deg wussan n ddunit-nneɣ meṛṛa.

76 Ma d kečč a mmi, aț-țețțusemmiḍ d nnbi n Sidi Ṛebbi eɛlayen axaṭer aț-țedduḍ zdat-es iwakken aț-țheggiḍ iberdan-is,

77 aț-țesfehmeḍ agdud-is ɣef leslak n Sidi Ṛebbi s leɛfu n ddnubat-nsen.

78 Axaṭer Ṛebbi-nneɣ d aḥnin, s Ṛṛeḥma-ines a d-icṛeq fell-aɣ tafat-is am tin n yiṭij seg yigenwan.

79 Tafat-is a d-tecṛeq ɣef wid yellan di ṭṭlam n lmut, ad aɣ-yawi deg webrid n lehna.

80 Aqcic-nni ițțimɣuṛ yețnerni di leɛqel. Iɛac deg unezṛuf armi d ass i deg i d-ibeggen iman-is i wat Isṛail.

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Explanation of Luke 1      

By Rev. John Clowes M.A.

Verses 1-5. That revelation of the eternal Word made flesh is imparted to all who are in the love of truth for its own sake.

Verses 5-26. His representative as to the Word must teach the doctrine of repentance and faith in Him, the origin of which doctrine is described.

Verses 5-7. As being born from celestial good and truth.

Verses 8-18. And announced by the most high, as being instrumental in promoting purification from evils and falsities, and thus preparing mankind for the reception of good and of truth.

Verses 18-24. Nevertheless this doctrine is not admitted without doubt respecting it, the effect of which doubt is manifested in the inability to make confession of the Lord, and to preach faith in Him.

Verses 23-25. Notwithstanding however this doubt, the doctrine of repentance and faith gains confirmation, though as yet it is seen only obscurely.

Verses 26-34. It is at the same time announced from heaven, that Jehovah will come into the world, and that the Humanity, which He will assume, is the Son of god, by virtue of the Divinity from whom it came forth.

Verses 29-34. Which annunciation causes trouble and surprise, until information is given, that to that Humanity will be transferred the All of Divinity, so that in it Divinity and Humanity will be one, and in that one-ness will have rule over all things of heaven and the church.

Verses 34-36. Since the Humanity is born from the Divine Good and Divine Truth, which is Jehovah.

Verses 36-38. And preparation is made for its reception, through the doctrine of repentance and faith, which was to be taught in the church.

Verses 39-46. That on this occasion, the internal affection of good and of truth in the church is conjoined with the external, so that the productions of the latter become vivified, and the latter affection itself is made holy by virtue of it's exaltation of the former.

Verses 47-51. The former affection, at the same time, exalts the Divine Good and Divine Truth above all things, under a devout sense of the Divine mercy, which attends to the lowest concerns of man, and is ever operative in good to those who desire good.

Verses 51-54. And which assumed a Humanity, that through it the hells might be subdued, and a new church might be established, to which divine good might be imparted, and in which, truth separate from good might be rejected.

Verse 55. As had been predicted.

Verses 56-59. That for this purpose the doctrine of repentance and faith in the incarnate god is taught in the church, to the great joy of those who receive it.

Verses 59-64. The quality of which doctrine is described, as being grounded in the Divine love and mercy.

Verses 64-66. So that they, who acknowledge this quality, are enabled to make confession of the Lord, and to preach faith in Him, exciting devout adoration in all who hear them.

Verses 68-73. Because they teach from Divine truth, that Jehovah assumed a Humanity, for the purpose of effecting redemption and salvation, by conjoining Himself with His church.

Verses 73-76. And that His church, being thus purified from evils and falsities, might be reciprocally conjoined with Him, through the reception of His love and wisdom.

Verses 76-80. Therefore the doctrine of repentance and faith in the incarnate god is of Divine origin, being intended to prepare man for the reception of the Divine mercy, through the removal of all opposing principles, and through the communication of the light of Divine truth, by virtue of which the church would be delivered from the falsities of evil.

Verse 80. Which doctrine is more and more confirmed, though for a time it is received by few.

From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

On the Athanasian Creed 46


Other references to this chapter:

Arcana Coelestia 1422, 1457, 1460, 1927, 2242, 2534, 2708, ...

Apocalypse Revealed 56, 173, 206, 281, 289, 294, 306, ...

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 44, 120

Conjugial Love 82

The Lord 19, 29, 30, 34, 39, 40, 42, ...

Sacred Scripture 87

True Christian Religion 81, 82, 88, 92, 93, 98, 111, ...


References from Swedenborg's unpublished works:

Apocalypse Explained 80, 97, 118, 183, 204, 236, 253, ...

On the Athanasian Creed 30, 38, 45, 157, 216

Canons of the New Church 17, 37, 39, 40, 43

De Domino 38

Justification 10, 13

Spiritual Experiences 4332

Spiritual Experiences (Interim Diary) 4662

Marriage 81, 82, 88, 92, 93, 98, 111, ...

Scriptural Confirmations 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, 23, 27, ...

Other New Christian Commentary

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