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Matthew

Chapter 1

1 The book of the genealogy of YESHUA HaMASHIACH, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers.

3 Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron became the father of Ram.

4 Ram became the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon. Nahshon became the father of Salmon.

5 Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse.

6 Jesse became the father of King David. David became the father of Solomon by her who had been Uriah’s wife.

7 Solomon became the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam became the father of Abijah. Abijah became the father of Asa.

8 Asa became the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat became the father of Joram. Joram became the father of Uzziah.

9 Uzziah became the father of Jotham. Jotham became the father of Ahaz. Ahaz became the father of Hezekiah.

10 Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh. Manasseh became the father of Amon. Amon became the father of Josiah.

11 Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel became the father of Zerubbabel.

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Abner, Abner begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; (one name is missing: Abner [Avner] = see Hebrew Matthew! DuTillet Hebrew text)

14 Azor became the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim. Achim became the father of Eliud.

15 Eliud became the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan. Matthan became the father of Jacob.

16 Jacob became the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, from which was born YESHUA, who is called HaMASHIACH.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon to HaMASHIACH, fourteen generations.

18 Now the birth of YESHUA HaMASHIACH was like this: After his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.

20 But when he yout about these things, behold, an angel of YEHOVAH appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take to yourself Mary, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

21 She shall give birth to a son. You shall name him YESHUA, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins.”

22 Now all this has happened that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by YEHOVAH through the prophet, saying,

23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall give birth to a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;” which is, being interpreted, “ELOHIM with us.”

24 Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of YEHOVAH commanded him, and took his wife to himself;

25 and didn’t know her sexually until she had given birth to her firstborn son. He named him YESHUA.

 

Chapter 2

1 Now when YESHUA was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,

2 “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.”

3 When King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where HaMASHIACH would be born.

5 They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet,

6 ‘You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.’”

7 Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.

8 He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him.”

9 They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young child was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

11 They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 Being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of YEHOVAH appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”

14 He arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt,

15 and was there until the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by YEHOVAH through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called my son.

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male children who was in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two Ratherrs old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men.

17 Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,

18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; she wouldn’t be comforted, because they are no more.

19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of YEHOVAH appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,

20 “Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who sought the young child’s life are dead.”

21 He arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in the place of his father, Herod, he was afraid to go there. Being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of Galilee,

23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets that he will be called a Nazarene.

 

Chapter 3

1 In those days, John the Baptizer came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

2 “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”

3 For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make the way of YEHOVAH ready! Make his paths straight!

4 Now John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him.

6 They was baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance!

9 Don’t think to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I tell you that HaEL is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

10 “Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

11 I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.”

13 Then YESHUA came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.

14 But John would have hindered him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?”

15 But YESHUA, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.

16 YESHUA, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens was opened to him. He saw the Spirit of ELOHIM descending as a dove, and coming on him.

17 Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son, with which I am well pleased.”

 

Chapter 4

1 Then YESHUA was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.

3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of ELOHIM, command that these stones become bread.”

4 But he answasd, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of ELOHIM’S mouth.’”

5 Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,

6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of ELOHIM, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don’t dash your foot against a stone.’”

7 YESHUA said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA.’”

8 Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.

9 He said to him, “I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then YESHUA said to him, “Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA, and you shall serve him only.’”

11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him.

12 Now when YESHUA heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.

13 Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,

14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,

16 the people who sat in darkness saw a great light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them light has dawned.

17 From that time, YESHUA began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

18 Walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they was fishermen.

19 He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men.”

20 They immediately left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them.

22 They immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

23 YESHUA went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

24 The report about him went out into all Syria. They brought to him all who was sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptics, and paralytics; and he healed them.

25 Great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and from beyond the Jordan followed him.

 

Chapter 5

1 Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 He opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see ELOHIM.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of ELOHIM.
10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
11 Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who was before you.


13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.

14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden.

15 Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house.

16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17 “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill.

18 For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished.

19 Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

21 “You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘Whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’

22 But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be in danger of the judgment. Whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ will be in danger of the council. Whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.

23 “If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you,

24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him on the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.

26 Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’

28 but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 If your right eyou causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.

30 If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.

31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,’

32 but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.

33 “Again you have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to YEHOVAH your vows,’

34 but I tell you, don’t swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of ELOHIM;

35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can’t make one hair white or black.

37 But let your ‘Yous’ be ‘Yous’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eyou for an eyou, and a tooth for a tooth.’

39 But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.

41 Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

42 Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you.

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you,

45 that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?

47 If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?

48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

 

Chapter 6

1 “Be careful that you don’t do your charitable giving before men, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don’t sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

3 But when you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does,

4 so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

5 “When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.

6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

7 In praying, don’t use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.

8 Therefore don’t be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him. 9-13 Pray like this:

 

Our Father who art in heaven!

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Amen.

 

14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you don’t forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 “Moreover when you fast, don’t be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

18 so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

19 “Don’t lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;

20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don’t break through and steal;

21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eyou. If therefore your eyou is sound, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyou is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both ELOHIM and Mammon.

25 Therefore I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yout for your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

26 See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?

27 “Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan?

28 Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin,

29 yout I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.

30 But if ELOHIM so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more clothe you, you of little faith?

31 “Therefore don’t be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’, ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘With what will we be clothed?’

32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

33 But seek first ELOHIM’S Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.

34 Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient.

 

Chapter 7

1 “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged.

2 For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.

3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eyou, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eyou?

4 Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eyou;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eyou?

5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eyou, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eyou.

6 “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

7 “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.

8 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

10 Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?

11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

12 Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

13 “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.

14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.

18 A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.

19 Every tree that doesn’t grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.

20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Adoni, Adoni,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

22 Many will tell me in that day, ‘Adoni, Adoni, didn’t we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’

23 Then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.’

24 “Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.

25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn’t do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.

27 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell -- and great was its fall.”

28 When YESHUA had finished saying these things, the multitudes was astonished at his teaching,

29 for he taught them with authority, and not like the scribes.

 

Chapter 8

1 When he came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

2 Behold, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, “ADONAY, if you want to, you can make me clean.”

3 YESHUA stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4 YESHUA said to him, “See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

5 When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him,

6 and saying, “ADONAY, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.”

7 YESHUA said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

8 The centurion answasd, “ADONAY, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

9 For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10 When YESHUA heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Israel.

11 I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven,

12 but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

13 YESHUA said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.

14 When YESHUA came into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.

15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and served him.

16 When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who was sick;

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.

18 Now when YESHUA saw great multitudes around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side.

19 A scribe came, and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20 YESHUA said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

21 Another of his disciples said to him, “Adoni, allow me first to go and bury my father.”

22 But YESHUA said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”

23 When he got into a boat, his disciples followed him.

24 Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep.

25 The disciples came to him, and woke him up, saying, “Save us, Adoneinu! We are dying!”

26 He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.

27 The men marveled, saying, “What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

28 When he came to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two people possessed by demons met him there, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way.

29 Behold, they cried out, saying, “What do we have to do with you, YESHUA, Son of ELOHIM? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”

30 Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them. 31 The demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs.”

32 He said to them, “Go!” They came out, and went into the herd of pigs: and behold, the whole herd of pigs rushed down the cliff into the sea, and died in the water.

33 Those who fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those who was possessed with demons.

34 Behold, all the city came out to meet YESHUA. When they saw him, they begged that he would depart from their borders.

 

Chapter 9

1 He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city.

2 Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. YESHUA, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you.”

3 Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man blasphemes.”

4 YESHUA, knowing their youts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?

5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk?’

6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins-” (then he said to the paralytic), “Get up, and take up your mat, and go to your house.”

7 He arose and departed to his house.

8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified ELOHIM, who had given such authority to men.

9 As YESHUA passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, “Follow me.” He got up and followed him.

10 As he sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with YESHUA and his disciples.

11 When the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

12 When YESHUA heard it, he said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.

13 But you go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

14 Then John’s disciples came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don’t fast?”

15 YESHUA said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.

16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch would tear away from the garment, and a worse hole is made.

17 Neither do people put new wine into old wine skins, or else the skins would burst, and the wine be spilled, and the skins ruined. No, they put new wine into fresh wine skins, and both are preserved.”

18 While he told these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” 19 YESHUA got up and followed him, as did his disciples.

20 Behold, a woman who had a discharge of blood for twelve Ratherrs came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment;

21 for she said within herself, “If I just touch his garment, I will be made well.”

22 But YESHUA, turning around and seeing her, said, “Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.

23 When YESHUA came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute playours, and the crowd in noisy disorder,

24 he said to them, “Make room, because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping.” They was ridiculing him.

25 But when the crowd was put out, he entered in, took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

26 The report of this went out into all that land.

27 As YESHUA passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, “Have mercy on us, son of David!”

28 When he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. YESHUA said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They told him, “Yous, ADONAY.”

29 Then he touched their eyous, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.”

30 Their eyous was opened. YESHUA strictly commanded them, saying, “See that no one knows about this.”

31 But they went out and spread abroad his fame in all that land.

32 As they went out, behold, a mute man who was demon possessed was brought to him.

33 When the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. The multitudes marveled, saying, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!”

34 But the Pharisees said, “By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons.”

35 YESHUA went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they was harassed and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.

37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harve indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

38 Pray therefore that the ADONAY of the harve will send out laborers into his harve.”

 

Chapter 10

1 He called to himself his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;

3 Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus; Lebbaeus, who was also called Thaddaeus;

4 Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayoud him.

5 YESHUA sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, “Don’t go among the Gentiles, and don’t enter into any city of the Samaritans.

6 Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 As you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.

9 Don’t take any gold, silver, or brass in your money belts.

10 Take no bag for your journey, neither two coats, nor sandals, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.

11 Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on.

12 As you enter into the household, greet it.

13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn’t worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 Whoever doesn’t receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.

15 Most certainly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.

18 Yous, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

19 But when they deliver you up, don’t be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say.

20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

21 “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man has come.

24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his Adon.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his Adon. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!

26 Therefore don’t be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed; and hidden that will not be known.

27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.

28 Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

29 “Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will,

30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.

33 But whoever denies me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

34 “Don’t think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn’t come to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

36 A man’s foes will be those of his own household.

37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn’t worthy of me.

38 He who doesn’t take his cross and follow after me, isn’t worthy of me.

39 He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.

40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.

41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you he will in no way lose his reward.”

 

Chapter 11

1 When YESHUA had finished directing his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.

2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of HaMASHIACH, he sent two of his disciples

3 and said to him, “Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?”

4 YESHUA answasd them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:

5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.

6 Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me.”

7 As these went their way, YESHUA began to say to the multitudes concerning John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

8 But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.

9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yous, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

10 For this is he, of which it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.

11 Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yout he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

12 From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

14 If you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, who is to come.

15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companions

17 and say, ‘We playoud the flute for you, and you didn’t dance. We mourned for you, and you didn’t lament.’

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’

19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”

20 Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn’t repent.

21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which was done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.

23 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which was done in you, it would have remained until today.

24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you.”

25 At that time, YESHUA answasd, “I thank you, Father, ADONAY of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.

26 Yous, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.

27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows the Son, except the Father; neither does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and he to which the Son desires to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

Chapter 12

1 At that time, YESHUA went on the Sabbath day through the grain fields. His disciples was hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, “Behold, your disciples do what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.”

3 But he said to them, “Haven’t you read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who was with him;

4 how he entered into ELOHIM’S house, and ate the show bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who was with him, but only for the priests?

5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day, the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless?

6 But I tell you that one greater than the temple is here.

7 But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you wouldn’t have condemned the guiltless.

8 For the Son of Man is ADONAY of the Sabbath.”

9 He departed from there, and went into their synagogue.

10 And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?” that they might accuse him.

11 He said to them, “What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won’t he grab on to it, and lift it out?

12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day.”

13 Then he told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other.

14 But the Pharisees went out, and conspired against him, how they might destroy him.

15 YESHUA, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great multitudes followed him; and he healed them all,

16 and commanded them that they should not make him known:

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

18 “Behold, my servant which I have chosen; my beloved in which my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him. He will proclaim justice to the nations.

19 He will not strive, nor shout; neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

20 He won’t break a bruised reed. He won’t quench a smoking flax, until he leads justice to victory.

21 In his name, the nations will hope.

22 Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, was brought to him and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.

23 All the multitudes was amazed, and said, “Can this be the son of David?”

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons.”

25 Knowing their youts, YESHUA said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

27 If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by which do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

28 But if I by the Spirit of ELOHIM cast out demons, then ELOHIM’S Kingdom has come upon you.

29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.

30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn’t gather with me, scatters.

31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.

33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.

34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

35 The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.

36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answasd, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.”

39 But he answasd them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.

40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

41 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, someone greater than Jonah is here.

42 The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone greater than Solomon is here.

43 When an unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn’t find it.

44 Then he says, ‘I will return into my house from which I came out,’ and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.

45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation.”

46 While he were yout speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.

47 One said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to you.”

48 But he answasd him who spoke to him, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”

49 He stretched out his hand toward his disciples, and said, “Behold, my mother and my brothers!

50 For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

 

Chapter 13

1 On that day YESHUA went out of the house, and sat by the seaside.

2 Great multitudes gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach.

3 He spoke to them manythings in parables, saying, “Behold, a farmer went out to sow.

4 As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

5 Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn’t have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth.

6 When the sun had risen, they was scorched. Because they had no root, they withered away.

7 Others fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and choked them.

8 Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.

9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

10 The disciples came, and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

11 He answasd them, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance, but whoever doesn’t have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.

13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don’t see, and hearing, they don’t hear, neither do they understand.

14 In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says, ‘By hearing you will hear, and will in no way understand; Seeing you will see, and will in no way perceive:

15 for this people’s heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyous; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyous, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again; and I would heal them.’

16 “But blessed are your eyous, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

17 For most certainly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them.

18 “Hear, then, the parable of the farmer.

19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.

20 What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it;

21 yout he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

22 What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

23 What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it, who most certainly bears fruit, and produces, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.”

24 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,

25 but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away.

26 But when the blade sprang up and produced fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also.

27 The servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did these darnel weeds come from?’

28 “He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them up?’

29 “But he said, ‘No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harve, and in the harve time I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

31 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field;

32 which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”

33 He spoke another parable to them. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like Ratherst, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until it was all leavened.”

34 YESHUA spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, he didn’t speak to them,

35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

36 Then YESHUA sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. His disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel weeds of the field.”

37 He answasd them, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,

38 the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.

39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harve is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.

40 As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.

41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,

42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

44 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,

46 who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind,

48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach. They sat down, and gathered the good into containers, but the bad they threw away.

49 So will it be in the end of the world. The angels will come and separate the wicked from among the righteous,

50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.”

51 YESHUA said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They answasd him, “Yous, ADONEINU.”

52 He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been made a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new and old things.”

53 When YESHUA had finished these parables, he departed from there.

54 Coming into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they was astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?

56 Aren’t all of his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all of these things?”

57 They was offended by him. But YESHUA said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.”

58 He didn’t do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

 

Chapter 14

1 At that time, Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning YESHUA,

2 and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptizer. He is risen from the dead. That is why these powers work in him.”

3 For Herod had arrested John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.

4 For John said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

5 When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask.

8 She, being prompted by her mother, said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptizer.”

9 The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given,

10 and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.

11 His head was brought on a platter, and given to the young lady; and she brought it to her mother.

12 His disciples came, and took the body, and buried it. Then they went and told YESHUA.

13 Now when YESHUA heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat, to a deserted place apart. When the multitudes heard it, they followed him on foot from the cities.

14 YESHUA went out, and he saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

15 When evening had come, his disciples came to him, saying, “This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.”

16 But YESHUA said to them, “They don’t need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 They told him, “We only have here five loaves and two fish.”

18 He said, “Bring them here to me.”

19 He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitudes.

20 They all ate, and was filled. They took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces.

21 Those who ate was about five yousand men, in addition to women and children.

22 Immediately YESHUA made the disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

23 After he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. When evening had come, he was there alone.

24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.

25 In the fourth watch of the night, YESHUA came to them, walking on the sea.

26 When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they was troubled, saying, “It’s a ghost!” and they cried out for fear.

27 But immediately YESHUA spoke to them, saying, “Cheer up! It is I! Don’t be afraid.”

28 Peter answasd him and said, “Adoni, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.”

29 He said, “Come!” Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to YESHUA.

30 But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “ADONAY, save me!”

31 Immediately YESHUA stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

32 When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Those who was in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, “You are truly the Son of ELOHIM!”

34 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.

35 When the people of that place recognized him, they sent into all that surrounding region, and brought to him all who was sick;

36 and they begged him that they might just touch the fringe of his garment. As many as touched it was made whole.

 

Chapter 15

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to YESHUA from Jerusalem, saying,

2 “Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat bread.”

3 He answasd them, “Why do you also disobey the commandment of ELOHIM because of your tradition?

4 For ELOHIM commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.

5 But you say, ‘Whoever may tell his father or his mother, “Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to ELOHIM,”

6 he shall not honor his father or mother.’ You have made the commandment of ELOHIM void because of your tradition.

7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

8 ‘These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.’”

10 He summoned the multitude, and said to them, “Hear, and understand.

11 That which enters into the mouth doesn’t defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”

12 Then the disciples came, and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees was offended when they heard this saying?”

13 But he answasd, “Every plant which my heavenly Father didn’t plant will be uprooted.

14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

15 Peter answasd him, “Explain the parable to us.”

16 So YESHUA said, “Do you also still not understand?

17 Don’t you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body?

18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart come evil youts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

20 These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn’t defile the man.”

21 YESHUA went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.

22 Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, “Have mercy on me, ADONAY, you son of David! My daughter is severely possessed by a demon!”

23 But he answasd her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away; for she cries after us.”

24 But he answasd, “I wasn’t sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, “ADONAY, help me.”

26 But he answasd, “It is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

27 But she said, “Yous, ADONAY, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

28 Then YESHUA answasd her, “Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

29 YESHUA departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.

30 Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them,

31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, the injured healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing -- and they glorified the ELOHIM of Israel.

32 YESHUA summoned his disciples and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way.”

33 The disciples said to him, “Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?”

34 YESHUA said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

35 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

36 and he took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.

37 They all ate, and was filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that was left over.

38 Those who ate was four yousand men, in addition to women and children. 39 Then he sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.

 

Chapter 16

1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

2 But he answasd them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’

3 In the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can’t discern the signs of the times!

4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” He left them, and departed.

5 The disciples came to the other side and had forgotten to take bread.

6 YESHUA said to them, “Take heed and beware of the Ratherst of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

7 They reasoned among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.”

8 YESHUA, perceiving it, said, “Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, ‘because you have brought no bread?’

9 Don’t you yout perceive, neither remember the five loaves for the five yousand, and how many baskets you took up?

10 Nor the seven loaves for the four yousand, and how many baskets you took up?

11 How is it that you don’t perceive that I didn’t speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the Ratherst of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

12 Then they understood that he didn’t tell them to beware of the Ratherst of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 Now when YESHUA came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 They said, “Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answasd, “You are CHRIST/HaMASHIACH, the Son of the living ELOHIM.”

17 YESHUA answasd him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

18 I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

19 I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven; and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.”

20 Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was YESHUA HaMASHIACH.

21 From that time, YESHUA began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer manythings from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.

22 Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Adoneinu! This will never be done to you.”

23 But he turned, and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of ELOHIM, but on the things of men.”

24 Then YESHUA said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.

26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.

28 Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”

 

Chapter 17

1 After six days, YESHUA took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.

2 He was changed before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.

3 Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him.

4 Peter answasd, and said to YESHUA, “Adoni, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let’s make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in which I am well pleased. Listen to him.”

6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and was very afraid.

7 YESHUA came and touched them and said, “Get up, and don’t be afraid.”

8 Lifting up their eyous, they saw no one, except YESHUA alone.

9 As they was coming down from the mountain, YESHUA commanded them, saying, “Don’t tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”

10 His disciples asked him, saying, “Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

11 YESHUA answasd them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,

12 but I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they didn’t recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Son of Man will also suffer by them.

13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.

14 When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, and saying,

15 “ADONAY, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.

16 So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.”

17 YESHUA answasd, “Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me.”

18 YESHUA rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.

19 Then the disciples came to YESHUA privately, and said, “Why wasn’t we able to cast it out?”

20 He said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

21 But this kind doesn’t go out except by prayour and fasting.”

22 While they was staying in Galilee, YESHUA said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men,

23 and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up.” They was exceedingly sorry.

24 When they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma coins came to Peter, and said, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the didrachma?”

25 He said, “Yous.” When he came into the house, YESHUA anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From which do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?”

26 Peter said to him, “From strangers.” YESHUA said to him, “Therefore the children are exempt.

27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you.”

 

Chapter 18

1 In that hour the disciples came to YESHUA, saying, “Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

2 YESHUA called a little child to himself, and set him in the middle of them,

3 and said, “Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

5 Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if a huge millstone was hung around his neck, and that he was sunk in the depths of the sea.

7 “Woe to the world because of occasions of stumbling! For it must be that the occasions come, but woe to that person through which the occasion comes!

8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.

9 If your eyou causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eyou, rather than having two eyous to be cast into the Gehenna of fire.

10 See that you don’t despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

11 For the Son of Man came to save that which was lost.

12 “What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray?

13 If he finds it, most certainly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.

14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

15 “If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.

16 But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

18 Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven.

19 Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the middle of them.”

21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Adoni, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?”

22 YESHUA said to him, “I don’t tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.

24 When he had begun to reconcile, one was brought to him who owed him ten yousand talents.

25 But because he couldn’t pay, his Adon commanded him to be sold, with his wife, his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down and knelt before him, saying, ‘Adoni, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!’ 27

The Adon of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

28 “But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him one hundred denarii, and he grabbed him, and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’

29 “So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay you!’

30 He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.

31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they was exceedingly sorry, and came and told their Adon all that was done.

32 Then his Adon called him in, and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me.

33 Shouldn’t you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?’

34 His Adon was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.

35 So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don’t each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds.”

 

Chapter 19

1 When YESHUA had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.

2 Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.

3 Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?”

4 He answasd, “Haven’t you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,

5 and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?

6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore ELOHIM has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”

7 They asked him, “Why then did Moses command us to give her a certificate of divorce, and divorce her?

8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.

9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.”

10 His disciples said to him, “If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.”

11 But he said to them, “Not all men can receive this saying, but those to which it is given.

12 For there are eunuchs who was born that way from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who was made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.”

13 Then little children was brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But YESHUA said, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.”

15 He laid his hands on them, and departed from there.

16 Behold, one came to him and said, “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”

17 He said to him, “Why do you call me good? (rhetorical question: Matt. 16:20) No one is good but one, that is, ELOHIM. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

18 He said to him, “Which ones?” YESHUA said, “‘You shall not murder.’ ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ ‘You shall not steal.’ ‘You shall not offer false testimony.’

19 ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ And, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

20 The young man said to him, “All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?”

21 YESHUA said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions.

23 YESHUA said to his disciples, “Most certainly I say to you, a rich man will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with difficulty.

24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eyou, than for a rich man to enter into ELOHIM’S Kingdom.”

25 When the disciples heard it, they was exceedingly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

26 Looking at them, YESHUA said, “With men this is impossible, but with ELOHIM all things are possible.”

27 Then Peter answasd, “Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. What then will we have?”

28 YESHUA said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many will be last who are first; and first who are last.

 

Chapter 20

1 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

2 When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace.

4 He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.

6 About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, ‘Why do you stand here all day idle?’

7 “They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ “He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.’

8 When evening had come, the Adon (Baal/κυριος) of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.’

9 “When those who was hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius.

10 When the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise each received a denarius.

11 When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household,

12 saying, ‘These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!’

13 “But he answasd one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me for a denarius?

14 Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you.

15 Isn’t it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eyou evil, because I am good?’

16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.

17 As YESHUA was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them,

18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death,

19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge, and to crucify; and the third day he will be raised up.”

20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him.

21 He said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your Kingdom.”

22 But YESHUA answasd, “You don’t know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They said to him, “We are able.”

23 He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for which it has been prepared by my Father.”

24 When the ten heard it, they was indignant with the two brothers.

25 But YESHUA summoned them, and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them

26 It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.

27 Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your servant, 28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

29 As they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 Behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that YESHUA was passing by, cried out, “ADONEINU, have mercy on us, you son of David!”

31 The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, “ADONEINU, have mercy on us, you son of David!”

32 YESHUA stood still, and called them, and asked, “What do you want me to do for you?”

33 They told him, ADONEINU, that our eyous may be opened.”

34 YESHUA, being moved with compassion, touched their eyous; and immediately their eyous received their sight, and they followed him.

 

Chapter 21

1 When they came near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, then YESHUA sent two disciples,

2 saying to them, “Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them, and bring them to me.

3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘HaADON needs them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, behold, your King comes to you, humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

6 The disciples went, and did just as YESHUA commanded them,

7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their clothes on them; and he sat on them.

8 A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road.

9 The multitudes who went in front of him, and those who followed, kept shouting, “Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name (HaSHEM) of YEHOVAH! Hosanna in the highest!

10 When he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”

11 The multitudes said, “This is the prophet, YESHUA, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

12 YESHUA entered into the temple of ELOHIM, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves.

13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayour,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!”

14 The lame and the blind came to him in the temple, and he healed them.

15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children who was crying in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the son of David!” they was indignant,

16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” YESHUA said to them, “Yous. Did you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?’”

17 He left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and camped there.

18 Now in the morning, as he returned to the city, he was hungry.

19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. He said to it, “Let there be no fruit from you forever!” Immediately the fig tree withered away.

20 When the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree immediately wither away?”

21 YESHUA answasd them, “Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it would be done.

22 All things, whatever you ask in prayour, believing, you will receive.”

23 When he had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?”

24 YESHUA answasd them, “I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

25 The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?” They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’

26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.”

27 They answasd YESHUA, and said, “We don’t know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

28 But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’

29 He answasd, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind, and went.

30 He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answasd, ‘I’m going, sir,’ but he didn’t go.

31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said to him, “The first.” YESHUA said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into ELOHIM’S Kingdom before you.

32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn’t even repent afterward, that you might believe him.

33 “Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a wine press in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country.

34 When the season for the fruit came near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit.

35 The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way.

37 But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

38 But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and seize his inheritance.’

39 So they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

40 When therefore the Adon of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?”

41 They told him, “He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season.”

42 YESHUA said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected was made the head of the corner. This was from YEHOVAH. It is marvelous in our eyous?

43 “Therefore I tell you, ELOHIM’S Kingdom will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing its fruit.

44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whichever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust.”

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them.

46 When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.

 

Chapter 22

1 YESHUA answasd and spoke to them again in parables, saying,

2 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a wedding feast for his son,

3 and sent out his servants to call those who was invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.

4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding feast!”’

5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,

6 and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them.

7 When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyoud those murderers, and burned their city.

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who was invited wasn’t worthy.

9 Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the wedding feast.’

10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.

11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn’t have on wedding clothing,

12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?’ He was speechless.

13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness. That is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.’

14 For many are called, but few chosen.”

15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk.

16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Rabbi, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of ELOHIM in truth, no matter which you teach, for you aren’t partial to anyone.

17 Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

18 But YESHUA perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test me, you hypocrites?

19 Show me the tax money.” They brought to him a denarius.

20 He asked them, “Whose is this image and inscription?”

21 They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to ELOHIM the things that are ELOHIM’S.”

22 When they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went away.

23 On that day Sadducees (those who say that there is no resurrection) came to him. They asked him,

24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.

25 Now there was with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother.

26 In the same way, the second also, and the third, to the seventh.

27 After them all, the woman died.

28 In the resurrection therefore, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her.”

29 But YESHUA answasd them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of ELOHIM.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like ELOHIM’S angels in heaven.

31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read that which was spoken to you by ELOHIM, saying,

32 ‘I am the ELOHIM of Abraham, and the ELOHIM of Isaac, and the ELOHIM of Jacob?’ ELOHIM is not the ELOHIM of the dead, but of the living.”

33 When the multitudes heard it, they was astonished at his teaching.

34 But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together.

35 One of them, a lawyour, asked him a question, testing him.

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”

37 YESHUA said to him, “‘You shall love YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

41 Now while the Pharisees was gathered together, YESHUA asked them a question,

42 saying, “What do you think of HaMASHIACH? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “Of David.”

43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call him ADONAY, saying,

44 ‘YEHOVAH said to ADONAY, sit on my right hand (ειπεν ο κυριος τω κυριω μου), until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?’ (him - Rev. 3:21)

45 “If then David calls him “ADONAY”, how is he his son?” (compare Hebr. 1:10)

46 No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forward.

 

Chapter 23

1 Then YESHUA spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples,

2 saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses’ seat.

3 All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don’t do their works; for they say, and don’t do.

4 For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.

5 But they do all their works to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments,

6 and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,

7 the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’ by men.

8 But don’t you be called ‘Rabbi,’ for one is your teacher, HaMASHIACH, and all of you are brothers.

9 Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven.

10 Neither be called masters, for one is your master, HaMASHIACH.

11 But he who is greatest among you will be your servant.

12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

13 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and as a pretense you make long prayours. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

14 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don’t enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter.

15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of Gehenna as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.’

17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

18 ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?’

19 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

20 He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.

21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who has been living in it.

22 He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of ELOHIM, and by him who sits on it.

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.

24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!

25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.

26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,

30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn’t have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’

31 Therefore you testify to yourselves that you are children of those who killed the prophets.

32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.

33 You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehenna?

34 Therefore behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;

35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, which you killed between the sanctuary and the altar.

36 Most certainly I tell you, all these things will come upon this generation.

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. (Jeremiah 22:5; Psalm 69,26)

39 For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in HaShem of YEHOVAH!’”

 

Chapter 24

1 YESHUA went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.

2 But he answasd them, “You see all of these things, don’t you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down.”

3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 YESHUA answasd them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray.

5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am hamashiach,’ and will lead many astray.

6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren’t troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yout.

7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places.

8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.

9 Then they will deliver you up to oppression, and will kill you. You will be hated by all of the nations for my name’s sake.

10 Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another.

11 Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.

12 Because iniquity will be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.

13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.

14 This Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

15 “When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand (Daniel 9,2711,31Rev. 13,15)),

16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house.

18 Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes.

19 But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days!

20 Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath,

21 for then there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.

22 Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.

23 “Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is hamashiach,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it.

24 For there will arise false hamashiachs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.

25 “Behold, I have told you beforehand.

26 If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ don’t go out; or ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ don’t believe it.

27 For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

28 For wherever the carcass is, that is where the vultures gather together.

29 But immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken;

30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.

31 He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

32 “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has now become tender, and produces its leaves, you know that the summer is near.

33 Even so you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

37 “As the days of Noah was, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

38 For as in those days which was before the flood they was eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,

39 and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left.

41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one will be left.

42 Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour ADONEICHEM comes.

43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

44 Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Son of Man will come.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, which his Adon has set over his household, to give them their food in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant which his Adon finds doing so when he comes.

47 Most certainly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.

48 But if that evil servant should say in his heart, HaAdon is delaying his coming,’

49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards,

50 the Adon of that servant will come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it,

51 and will cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. That is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.

 

Chapter 25

1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.

2 Five of them was foolish, and five was wise.

3 Those who was foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,

4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 Now while the bridegroom delayoud, they all slumbered and slept.

6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’

9 But the wise answasd, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’

10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who was ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.

11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Adoneinu, Adoneinu, open to us.’

12 But he answasd, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

14 “For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.

15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey.

16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.

17 In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.

18 But he who received the one talent went away and dug in the earth, and hid his Adon’s money.

19 “Now after a long time the Adon of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them.

20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, ‘Adonay, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents in addition to them.’

21 “His Adon said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over manythings. Enter into the joy of Adoneicha.’

22 “He also who got the two talents came and said, ‘Adonay, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents in addition to them.’

23 “His Adon said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over manythings. Enter into the joy of Adoneicha.’

24 “He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Adoni, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you didn’t sow, and gathering where you didn’t scatter.

25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.’

26 “But his Adon answasd him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter.

27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.

28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.

29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away.

30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

31 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.

32 Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.

36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ADONEINU, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink?

38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?

39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’

40 “The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;

42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;

43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

44 “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Adoneinu, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’

45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.

46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

Chapter 26

1 When YESHUA had finished all these words, he said to his disciples,

2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people was gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.

4 They took counsel together that they might take YESHUA by deceit, and kill him.

5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest a riot occur among the people.”

6 Now when YESHUA was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

7 a woman came to him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table.

8 But when his disciples saw this, they was indignant, saying, “Why this waste?

9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.”

10 However, knowing this, YESHUA said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? She has done a good work for me.

11 For you always have the poor with you; but you don’t always have me.

12 For in pouring this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

13 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of as a memorial of her.”

14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests,

15 and said, “What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?” They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver.

16 From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to YESHUA, saying to him, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”

18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain person, and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.”’”

19 The disciples did as YESHUA commanded them, and they prepared the Passover.

20 Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.

21 As they was eating, he said, “Most certainly I tell you that one of you will betray me.”

22 They was exceedingly sorrowful, and each began to ask him, “It isn’t me, is it, Adoni?”

23 He answasd, “He who dipped his hand with me in the dish will betray me.

24 The Son of Man goes, even as it is written of him, but woe to that man through which the Son of Man is betrayoud! It would be better for that man if he had not been born.”

25 Judas, who betrayoud him, answasd, “It isn’t me, is it, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You said it.”

26 As they was eating, YESHUA took bread, gave thanks for it, and broke it. He gave to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

27 He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, “All of you drink it,

28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins.

29 But I tell you that I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”

30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31 Then YESHUA said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.

32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”

33 But Peter answasd him, “Even if all will be made to stumble because of you, I will never be made to stumble.”

34 YESHUA said to him, “Most certainly I tell you that tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” All of the disciples also said likewise.

36 Then YESHUA came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go there and pray.”

37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled.

38 Then he said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me.”

39 He went forward a little, fell on his face, and prayoud, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not what I desire, but what you desire.”

40 He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What, couldn’t you watch with me for one hour?

41 Watch and pray, that you don’t enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 Again, a second time he went away, and prayoud, saying, “My Father, if this cup can’t pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done.”

43 He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyous was heavy.

44 He left them again, went away, and prayoud a third time, saying the same words.

45 Then he came to his disciples, and said to them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayoud into the hands of sinners.

46 Arise, let’s be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand.”

47 While he was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

48 Now he who betrayoud him gave them a sign, saying, “Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him.”

49 Immediately he came to YESHUA, and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed him.

50 YESHUA said to him, “Friend, why are you here?” Then they came and laid hands on YESHUA, and took him.

51 Behold, one of those who was with YESHUA stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.

52 Then YESHUA said to him, “Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword.

53 Or do you think that I couldn’t ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?

54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?”

55 In that hour YESHUA said to the multitudes, “Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you didn’t arrest me.

56 But all this has happened that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.

57 Those who had taken YESHUA led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders was gathered together.

58 But Peter followed him from a distance, to the court of the high priest, and entered in and sat with the officers, to see the end.

59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against YESHUA, that they might put him to death;

60 and they found none. Even you many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward,

61 and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of ELOHIM, and to build it in three days.’”

62 The high priest stood up, and said to him, “Have you no answer? What is this that these testify against you?”

63 But YESHUA held his peace. The high priest answasd him, “I adjure you by the living ELOHIM, that you tell us whether you are HaMASHIACH, the Son of ELOHIM.”

64 YESHUA said to him, “You have said it. Nevertheless, I tell you, after this you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of the sky.”

65 Then the high priest tore his clothing, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy.

66 What do you think?” They answasd, “He is worthy of death!”

67 Then they spat in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him,

68 saying, “Prophesy to us, you HaMASHIACH! Who hit you?”

69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying, “You was also with YESHUA, the Galilean!”

70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”

71 When he had gone out onto the porch, someone else saw him, and said to those who was there, “This man also was with YESHUA of Nazareth.”

72 Again he denied it with an oath, “I don’t know the man.”

73 After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, “Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known.”

74 Then he began to curse and to swear, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately the rooster crowed.

75 Peter remembered the word which YESHUA had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” Then he went out and wept bitterly.

 

Chapter 27

1 Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against YESHUA to put him to death:

2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

3 Then Judas, who betrayoud him, when he saw that YESHUA was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4 saying, “I have sinned in that I betrayoud innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? You see to it.”

5 He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.

6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, “It’s not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.”

7 They took counsel, and bought the potter’s field with them, to bury strangers in.

8 Therefore that field was called “The Field of Blood” to this day.

9 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him upon which a price had been set, which some of the children of Israel priced,

10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, as YEHOVAH commanded me.(Jeremia 32,9Sacharja 11,12-13)

11 Now YESHUA stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, “Are you the King of the Jews?” YESHUA said to him, “So you say.”

12 When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answasd nothing.

13 Then Pilate said to him, “Don’t you hear how manythings they testify against you?”

14 He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.

15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, which they desired.

16 They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

17 When therefore they was gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or YESHUA, who is called HaMASHIACH?”

18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.

19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered manythings today in a dream because of him.”

20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy YESHUA.

21 But the governor answasd them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!”

22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do to YESHUA, who is called HaMASHIACH?” They all said to him, “Let him be crucified!”

23 But the governor said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they cried out exceedingly, saying, “Let him be crucified!”

24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it.”

25 All the people answasd, “May his blood be on us, and on our children!”

26 Then he released to them Barabbas, but YESHUA he flogged and delivered to be crucified.

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took YESHUA into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him.

28 They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him.

29 They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

30 They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

31 When they had mocked him, they took the robe off him, and put his clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they compelled him to go with them, that he might carry his cross.

33 When they came to a place called “Golgotha”, that is to say, “The place of a skull,”

34 they gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall. When he had tasted it, he would not drink.

35 When they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among them, casting lots (Psalm 22:18),

36 and they sat and watched him there. 37 They set up over his head the accusation against him written, “THIS IS YESHUA, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 Then there was two robbers crucified with him, one on his right hand and one on the left.

39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,

40 and saying, “You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of ELOHIM, come down from the cross!”

41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,

42 “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.

43 He trusts in ELOHIM. Let ELOHIM deliver him now, if he wants him; for he said, ‘I am the Son of ELOHIM.’”

44 The robbers also who was crucified with him cast on him the same reproach.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

46 About the ninth hour YESHUA cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?(Psalm 22:1) That is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

47 Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”

48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.

49 The rest said, “Let him be. Let’s see whether Elijah comes to save him.”

50 YESHUA cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.

51 Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks was split.

52 The tombs was opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep was raised;

53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.

54 Now the centurion, and those who was with him watching YESHUA, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that was done, feared exceedingly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of ELOHIM.”

55 Many women was there watching from afar, who had followed YESHUA from Galilee, serving him.

56 Among them was Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also YESHUA’ disciple came.

58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for YESHUA’ body. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up.

59 Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.

61 Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.

62 Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees was gathered together to Pilate,

63 saying, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise again.’

64 Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal him away, and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead;’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”

65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can.”

66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.

 

Chapter 28

1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for a huge angel of YEHOVAH descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.

3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

4 For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.

5 The angel answasd the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek YESHUA, who has been crucified.

6 He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where ADONAY was lying.

7 Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”

8 They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

9 As they went to tell his disciples, behold, YESHUA met them, saying, “Rejoice!” They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

10 Then YESHUA said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see me.”

11 Now while they was going, behold, some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that had happened.

12 When they was assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,

13 saying, “Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

14 If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry.”

15 So they took the money and did as they was told. This saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until today.

16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where YESHUA had sent them.

17 When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.

18 YESHUA came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

(compare 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 John 5:7 KJV)

20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Amen.

 

There is no baptism in the name of a trinity” in Mark, Luke, John and Acts.  Mark 16,16Luke 24,47Acts. 1,82,388,12,16; 10,4819,5. The “trinitarian formula” was maybe added later! See the Gospel in Hebrew from 1380 (link) and the wording of The New Messianic Version of the Bible, has: "19 Go and make disciples, of all the nations, to believe in my name. 20 and teach them to observe all the words which I have commanded you, forever". The criminal on the cross is a false argument, that we may „enter heaven without baptism“. Eusebius writes, that Matthew only had “With one word and voice He said, to His disciples: ‘Go, and make disciples of all nations in My Name, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.’” See Mikveh.

 

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Mark

Chapter 1

1 The beginning of the Good News of YESHUA HaMASHIACH, the Son of ELOHIM.

 

2 As it is written in the prophets (Isaiah 40:3 and Maleachi 3:1), "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.

 

3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the YEHOVAH! Make his paths straight!'"

 

4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.

 

5 All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They was baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.

 

6 John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.

 

7 He preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen.

 

8 I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the RUACH HaKODESH."

 

9 It happened in those days, that YESHUA came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

 

10 Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

 

11 A voice came out of the sky, "You are my beloved Son, in which I am well pleased."

 

12 Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.

 

13 He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels was serving him.

 

14 Now after John was taken into custody, YESHUA came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of ELOHIM,

 

15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of ELOHIM is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News."

 

16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they was fishermen.

 

17 YESHUA said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men."

 

18 Immediately they left their nets, and followed him.

 

19 Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who was also in the boat mending the nets.

 

20 Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.

 

21 They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.

 

22 They was astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

 

23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

 

24 saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, YESHUA, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of ELOHIM!"

 

25 YESHUA rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!"

 

26 The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.

 

27 They was all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!"

 

28 The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of Galilee and its surrounding area.

 

29 Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

 

30 Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.

 

31 He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.

 

32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who was sick, and those who was possessed by demons.

 

33 All the city was gathered together at the door.

 

34 He healed many who was sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.

 

35 Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayoud there.

 

36 Simon and those who was with him followed after him;

 

37 and they found him, and told him, "Everyone is looking for you."

 

38 He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason."

 

39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.

 

40 A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."

 

41 Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I want to. Be made clean."

 

42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.

 

43 He strictly warned him, and immediately sent him out,

 

44 and said to him, "See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

 

45 But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that YESHUA could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.

 

 

Chapter 2

1 When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was in the house.

 

2 Immediately many was gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.

 

3 Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him.

 

4 When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on.

 

5 YESHUA, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."

 

6 But there was some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

 

7 "Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but ELOHIM alone?"

 

8 Immediately YESHUA, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts?

 

9 Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven;' or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?'

 

10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he said to the paralytic--

 

11 "I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house."

 

12 He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all; so that they was all amazed, and glorified ELOHIM, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"

 

13 He went out again by the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them.

 

14 As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him.

 

15 It happened, that he was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners sat down with YESHUA and his disciples, for there was many, and they followed him.

 

16 The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?"

 

17 When YESHUA heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

 

18 John's disciples and the Pharisees was fasting, and they came and asked him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?"

 

19 YESHUA said to them, "Can the groomsmen fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can't fast.

 

20 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day.

 

21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, or else the patch shrinks and the new tears away from the old, and a worse hole is made.

 

22 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and the wine pours out, and the skins will be destroyoud; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins."

 

23 It happened that he was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain.

 

24 The Pharisees said to him, "Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?"

 

25 He said to them, "Did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry--he, and those who was with him?

 

26 How he entered into the house of ELOHIM when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who was with him?"

 

27 He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

 

28 Therefore the Son of Man is HaADON even of the Sabbath."

 

Chapter 3

1 He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.

 

2 They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.

 

3 He said to the man who had his hand withered, "Stand up."

 

4 He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?" But they was silent.

 

5 When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.

 

6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

 

7 YESHUA withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea,

 

8 from Jerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came to him.

 

9 He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him because of the crowd, so that they wouldn't press on him.

 

10 For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him.

 

11 The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, "You are the Son of ELOHIM!"

 

12 He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.

 

13 He went up into the mountain, and called to himself those which he wanted, and they went to him.

 

14 He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach,

 

15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:

 

16 Simon, to which he gave the name Peter;

 

17 James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder;

 

18 Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot;

 

19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayoud him. He came into a house.

 

20 The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

 

21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."

 

22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons he casts out the demons."

 

23 He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

 

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

 

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

 

26 If Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he can't stand, but has an end.

 

27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

 

28 Most certainly I tell you, all sins of the descendants of man will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme;

 

29 but whoever may blaspheme against the RUACH HaKODESH never has forgiveness, but is guilty of eternal damnation"

 

30 -- because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."

 

31 His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.

 

32 A multitude was sitting around him, and they told him, "Behold, your mother, your brothers, and your sisters are outside looking for you."

 

33 He answasd them, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"

 

34 Looking around at those who sat around him, he said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers!

 

35 For whoever does the will of ELOHIM, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother."

 

 

Chapter 4

1 Again he began to teach by the seaside. A great multitude was gathered to him, so that he entered into a boat in the sea, and sat down. All the multitude was on the land by the sea.

 

2 He taught them manythings in parables, and told them in his teaching,

 

3 "Listen! Behold, the farmer went out to sow,

 

4 and it happened, as he sowed, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured it.

 

5 Others fell on the rocky ground, where it had little soil, and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of soil.

 

6 When the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

 

7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

 

8 Others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing. Some brought forth thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times as much."

 

9 He said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

 

10 When he was alone, those who was around him with the twelve asked him about the parables.

 

11 He said to them, "To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of ELOHIM, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,

 

12 that 'seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest perhaps they should turn again, and their sins should be forgiven them.'"

 

13 He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?

 

14 The farmer sows the word.

 

15 The ones by the road are the ones where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them.

 

16 These in the same way are those who are sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.

 

17 They have no root in themselves, but are short-lived. When oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they stumble.

 

18 Others are those who are sown among the thorns. These are those who have heard the word,

 

19 and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

 

20 Those which was sown on the good ground are those who hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, some thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times."

 

21 He said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Isn't it put on a stand?

 

22 For there is nothing hidden, except that it should be made known; neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light.

 

23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."

 

24 He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you, and more will be given to you who hear.

 

25 For whoever has, to him will more be given, and he who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him."

 

26 He said, "The Kingdom of ELOHIM is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,

 

27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he doesn't know how.

 

28 For the earth bears fruit: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

 

29 But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harve has come."

 

30 He said, "How will we liken the Kingdom of ELOHIM? Or with what parable will we illustrate it?

 

31 It's like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, you it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth,

 

32 yout when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow."

 

33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they was able to hear it.

 

34 Wiyout a parable he didn't speak to them; but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

 

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let's go over to the other side."

 

36 Leaving the multitude, they took him with them, even as he was, in the boat. Other small boats was also with him.

 

37 A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled.

 

38 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion, and they woke him up, and told him, "Teacher, don't you care that we are dying?"

 

39 He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

 

40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?"

 

41 They was greatly afraid, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"

 

Chapter 5

1 They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

 

2 When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.

 

3 He lived in the tombs. Nobody could bind him anymore, not even with chains,

 

4 because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nobody had the strength to tame him.

 

5 Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.

 

6 When he saw YESHUA from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,

 

7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with you, YESHUA, you Son of the Most High ELOHIM? I adjure you by ELOHIM, don't torment me."

 

8 For he said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

 

9 He asked him, "What is your name?" He said to him, "My name is Legion, for we are many."

 

10 He begged him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

 

11 Now on the mountainside there was a great herd of pigs feeding.

 

12 All the demons begged him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them."

 

13 At once YESHUA gave them permission. The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs. The herd of about two yousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and they was drowned in the sea.

 

14 Those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country. The people came to see what it was that had happened.

 

15 They came to YESHUA, and saw him who had been possessed by demons sitting, clothed, and in his right mind, even him who had the legion; and they was afraid.

 

16 Those who saw it declared to them how it happened to him who was possessed by demons, and about the pigs.

 

17 They began to beg him to depart from their region.

 

18 As he was entering into the boat, he who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him.

 

19 He didn't allow him, but said to him, "Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the YEHOVAH has done for you, and how he had mercy on you."

 

20 He went his way, and began to proclaim in Decapolis how YESHUA had done great things for him, and everyone marveled.

 

21 When YESHUA had crossed back over in the boat to the other side, a great multitude was gathered to him; and he was by the sea.

 

22 Behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, came; and seeing him, he fell at his feet,

 

23 and begged him much, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Please come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made healthy, and live."

 

24 He went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they pressed upon him on all sides.

 

25 A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve Ratherrs,

 

26 and had suffered manythings by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,

 

27 having heard the things concerning YESHUA, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes.

 

28 For she said, "If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well."

 

29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

 

30 Immediately YESHUA, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"

 

31 His disciples said to him, "You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'"

 

32 He looked around to see her who had done this thing.

 

33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

 

34 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease."

 

35 While he was still speaking, people came from the synagogue ruler's house saying, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?"

 

36 But YESHUA, when he heard the message spoken, immediately said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid, only believe."

 

37 He allowed no one to follow him, except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.

 

38 He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.

 

39 When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep."

 

40 They ridiculed him. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who was with him, and went in where the child was lying.

 

41 Taking the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi!" which means, being interpreted, "Girl, I tell you, get up!"

 

42 Immediately the girl rose up and walked, for she was twelve Ratherrs old. They was amazed with great amazement.

 

43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

 

 

Chapter 6

1 He went out from there. He came into his own country, and his disciples followed him.

 

2 When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him was astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things?" and, "What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands?

 

3 Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judah, and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" They was offended at him.

 

4 YESHUA said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house."

 

5 He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them.

 

6 He marveled because of their unbelief. He went around the villages teaching.

 

7 He called to himself the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

 

8 He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse,

 

9 but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics.

 

10 He said to them, "Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there.

 

11 Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Amen, I say unto you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" (the bold text is left out in many modern versions!)

 

12 They went out and preached that people should repent.

 

13 They cast out many demons, and anointed many with oil who was sick, and healed them.

 

14 King Herod heard this, for his name had become known, and he said, "John the Baptizer has risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him."

 

15 But others said, "He is Elijah." Others said, "He is a prophet, or like one of the prophets."

 

16 But Herod, when he heard this, said, "This is John, which I beheaded. He has risen from the dead."

 

17 For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her.

 

18 For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

 

19 Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him, but she couldn't,

 

20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he did manythings, and he heard him gladly.

 

21 Then a convenient day came, that Herod on his birthday made a supper for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.

 

22 When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those sitting with him. The king said to the young lady, "Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you."

 

23 He swore to her, "Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."

 

24 She went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" She said, "The head of John the Baptizer."

 

25 She came in immediately with havee to the king, and asked, "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptizer on a platter."

 

26 The king was exceedingly sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of his dinner guests, he didn't wish to refuse her.

 

27 Immediately the king sent out a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring John's head, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

 

28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the young lady; and the young lady gave it to her mother.

 

29 When his disciples heard this, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

 

30 The apostles gathered themselves together to YESHUA, and they told him all things, whatever they had done, and whatever they had taught.

 

31 He said to them, "You come apart into a deserted place, and rest awhile." For there was many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

 

32 They went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.

 

33 They saw them going, and many recognized him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him.

 

34 YESHUA came out, saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they was like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them manythings.

 

35 When it was late in the day, his disciples came to him, and said, "This place is deserted, and it is late in the day.

 

36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat."

 

37 But he answasd them, "You give them something to eat." They asked him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them something to eat?"

 

38 He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go see." When they knew, they said, "Five, and two fish."

 

39 He commanded them that everyone should sit down in groups on the green grass.

 

40 They sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

 

41 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke the loaves, and he gave to his disciples to set before them, and he divided the two fish among them all.

 

42 They all ate, and was filled.

 

43 They took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and also of the fish.

 

44 Those who ate the loaves was five yousand men.

 

45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he himself sent the multitude away.

 

46 After he had taken leave of them, he went up the mountain to pray.

 

47 When evening had come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land.

 

48 Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them,

 

49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

 

50 for they all saw him, and was troubled. But he immediately spoke with them, and said to them, "Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid."

 

51 He got into the boat with them; and the wind ceased, and they was very amazed among themselves, and marveled;

 

52 for they hadn't understood about the loaves, but their hearts was hardened.

 

53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

 

54 When they had come out of the boat, immediately the people recognized him,

 

55 and ran around that whole region, and began to bring those who was sick, on their mats, to where they heard he was.

 

56 Wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch just the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched him was made well.

 

 

Chapter 7

1 Then the Pharisees, and some of the scribes gathered together to him, having come from Jerusalem.

 

2 Now when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.

 

3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, don't eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.

 

4 They don't eat when they come from the marketplace, unless they bathe themselves, and there are many other things, which they have received to hold to: washings of cups, pitchers, bronze vessels, and couches.

 

5 The Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why don't your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?"

 

6 He answasd them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

 

7 But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'

 

8 "For you set aside the commandment of ELOHIM, and hold tightly to the tradition of men -- the washing of pots and cups, and you do many other such things."

 

9 He said to them, "Full well do you reject the commandment of ELOHIM, that you may keep your tradition.

 

10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother;' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.'

 

11 But you say, 'If a man tells his father or his mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban, that is to say, given to ELOHIM;"'

 

12 then you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother,

 

13 making void the word of ELOHIM by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do manythings like this."

 

14 He called all the multitude to himself, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand.

 

15 There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.

 

16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"

 

17 When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.

 

18 He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Don't you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can't defile him,

 

19 because it doesn't go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, thus purifying all foods?"

 

20 He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.

 

21 For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil youts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,

 

22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eyou, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

 

23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

 

24 From there he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. He entered into a house, and didn't want anyone to know it, but he couldn't escape notice.

 

25 For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.

 

26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.

 

27 But YESHUA said to her, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

 

28 But she answasd him, "Yous, ADONAY. Yout even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

 

29 He said to her, "For this saying, go your way. The demon has gone out of your daughter."

 

30 She went away to her house, and found the child having been laid on the bed, with the demon gone out.

 

31 Again he departed from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the region of Decapolis.

 

32 They brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him.

 

33 He took him aside from the multitude, privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue.

 

34 Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Ephphasa!" that is, "Be opened!"

 

35 Immediately his ears was opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly.

 

36 He commanded them that they should tell no one, but the more he commanded them, so much the more widely they proclaimed it.

 

37 They was astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf hear, and the mute speak!"

 

 

Chapter 8

1 In those days, when there was a very great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, YESHUA called his disciples to himself, and said to them,

 

2 "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have stayoud with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.

 

3 If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come a long way."

 

4 His disciples answasd him, "From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?"

 

5 He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."

 

6 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves. Having given thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his disciples to serve, and they served the multitude.

 

7 They had a few small fish. Having blessed them, he said to serve these also.

 

8 They ate, and was filled. They took up seven baskets of broken pieces that was left over.

 

9 Those who had eaten was about four yousand. Then he sent them away.

 

10 Immediately he entered into the boat with his disciples, and came into the region of Dalmanutha.

 

11 The Pharisees came out and began to question him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, and testing him.

 

12 He sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Most certainly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."

 

13 He left them, and again entering into the boat, departed to the other side.

 

14 They forgot to take bread; and they didn't have more than one loaf in the boat with them.

 

15 He warned them, saying, "Take heed: beware of the Ratherst of the Pharisees and the Ratherst of Herod."

 

16 They reasoned with one another, saying, "It's because we have no bread."

 

17 YESHUA, perceiving it, said to them, "Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yout, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened?

 

18 Having eyous, don't you see? Having ears, don't you hear? Don't you remember?

 

19 When I broke the five loaves among the five yousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Twelve."

 

20 "When the seven loaves fed the four yousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Seven."

 

21 He asked them, "Don't you understand, yout?"

 

22 He came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him.

 

23 He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spit on his eyous, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything.

 

24 He looked up, and said, "I see men; for I see them like trees walking."

 

25 Then again he laid his hands on his eyous. He looked intently, and was restored, and saw everyone clearly.

 

26 He sent him away to his house, saying, "Don't enter into the village, nor tell anyone in the village."

 

27 YESHUA went out, with his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?"

 

28 They told him, "John the Baptizer, and others say Elijah, but others: one of the prophets."

 

29 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answasd, "You are the HaMASHIACH."

 

30 He commanded them that they should tell no one about him.

 

31 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer manythings, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

 

32 He spoke to them openly. Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

 

33 But he, turning around, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you have in mind not the things of ELOHIM, but the things of men."

 

34 He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 

35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.

 

36 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

 

37 For what will a man give in exchange for his life?

 

38 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

 

 

Chapter 9

1 He said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death until they see the Kingdom of ELOHIM come with power."

 

2 After six days YESHUA took with him Peter, James, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them.

 

3 His clothing became glistening, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.

 

4 Elijah and Moses appeared to them, and they was talking with YESHUA.

 

5 Peter answasd YESHUA, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let's make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

 

6 For he didn't know what to say, for they was very afraid.

 

7 A cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."

 

8 Suddenly looking around, they saw no one with them anymore, except YESHUA only.

 

9 As they was coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

 

10 They kept this saying to themselves, questioning what the "rising from the dead" meant.

 

11 They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

 

12 He said to them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. How is it written about the Son of Man, that he should suffer manythings and be despised?

 

13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they have also done to him whatever they wanted to, even as it is written about him."

 

14 Coming to the disciples, he saw a great multitude around them, and scribes questioning them.

 

15 Immediately all the multitude, when they saw him, was greatly amazed, and running to him greeted him.

 

16 He asked the scribes, "What are you asking them?"

 

17 One of the multitude answasd, "Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit;

 

18 and wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and wastes away. I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they wasn't able."

 

19 He answasd him, "Unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me."

 

20 They brought him to him, and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming at the mouth.

 

21 He asked his father, "How long has it been since this has come to him?" He said, "From childhood.

 

22 Often it has cast him both into the fire and into the water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us."

 

23 YESHUA said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."

 

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, "I believe. Help my unbelief!"

 

25 When YESHUA saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!"

 

26 Having cried out, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said, "He is dead."

 

27 But YESHUA took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.

 

28 When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"

 

29 He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayour and fasting."

 

30 They went out from there, and passed through Galilee. He didn't want anyone to know it.

 

31 For he was teaching his disciples, and said to them, "The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, on the third day he will rise again."

 

32 But they didn't understand the saying, and was afraid to ask him.

 

33 He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you arguing among yourselves on the way?"

 

34 But they was silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.

 

35 He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all."

 

36 He took a little child, and set him in the midst of them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,

 

37 "Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, doesn't receive me, but him who sent me."

 

38 John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone who doesn't follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow us."

 

39 But YESHUA said, "Don't forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

 

40 For whoever is not against us is on our side.

 

41 For whoever will give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are HaMASHIACH's, most certainly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward.

 

42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck.

 

43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,

 

44 'where their worm doesn't die, and the fire is not quenched.'

 

45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire that will never be quenched--

 

46 'where their worm doesn't die, and the fire is not quenched.'

 

47 If your eyou causes you to stumble, cast it out. It is better for you to enter into the Kingdom of ELOHIM with one eyou, rather than having two eyous to be cast into the Gehenna of fire,

 

48 'where their worm doesn't die, and the fire is not quenched.'

 

49 For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.

 

50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Gehenna: is not Hades (hebr. Sheol). Hades is a temporary place of the dead where only their souls exist. Gehenna or Hell will be the lake of fire: Rev. 20:15.

 

 

Chapter 10

1 He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea and beyond the Jordan. Multitudes came together to him again. As he usually did, he was again teaching them.

 

2 Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

 

3 He answasd, "What did Moses command you?"

 

4 They said, "Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her."

 

5 But YESHUA said to them, "For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment.

 

6 But from the beginning of the creation, ELOHIM made them male and female.

 

7 For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife,

 

8 and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.

 

9 What therefore ELOHIM has joined together, let no man separate."

 

10 In the house, his disciples asked him again about the same matter.

 

11 He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her.

 

12 If a woman herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery."

 

13 They was bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who was bringing them.

 

14 But when YESHUA saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, "Allow the little children to come to me! Don't forbid them, for the Kingdom of ELOHIM belongs to such as these.

 

15 Most certainly I tell you, whoever will not receive the Kingdom of ELOHIM like a little child, he will in no way enter into it."

 

16 He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

 

17 As he was going out into the way, one ran to him, knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"

 

18 YESHUA said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except one -- ELOHIM.

 

19 You know the commandments: 'Do not murder,' 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not give false testimony,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and mother.'"

 

20 He said to him, "Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth."

 

21 YESHUA looking at him loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross."

 

22 But his face fell at who saying, and he went away sorrowful, for he was one who had great possessions.

 

23 YESHUA looked around, and said to his disciples, "How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of ELOHIM!"

 

24 The disciples was amazed at his words. But YESHUA answasd again, "Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the Kingdom of ELOHIM!

 

25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eyou than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of ELOHIM."

 

26 They was exceedingly astonished, saying to him, "Then who can be saved?"

 

27 YESHUA, looking at them, said, "With men it is impossible, but not with ELOHIM, for all things are possible with ELOHIM."

 

28 Peter began to tell him, "Behold, we have left all, and have followed you."

 

29 YESHUA said, "Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News,

 

30 but he will receive one hundred times more now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.

 

31 But many who are first will be last; and the last first."

 

32 They was on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and YESHUA was going in front of them, and they was amazed; and those who followed was afraid. He again took the twelve, and began to tell them the things that was going to happen to him.

 

33 "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles.

 

34 They will mock him, spit on him, scourge him, and kill him. On the third day he will rise again."

 

35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, saying, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask."

 

36 He said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?"

 

37 They said to him, "Grant to us that we may sit, one at your right hand, and one at your left hand, in your glory."

 

38 But YESHUA said to them, "You don't know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"

 

39 They said to him, "We are able." YESHUA said to them, "You shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and you shall be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;

 

40 but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but for which it has been prepared."

 

41 When the ten heard it, they began to be indignant towards James and John.

 

42 YESHUA summoned them, and said to them, "You know that they who are recognized as rulers over the nations exercises lordship over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.

 

43 But it shall not be so among you, but whoever wants to become great among you shall be your servant.

 

44 Whoever of you wants to become first among you, shall be bondservant of all.

 

45 For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

 

46 They came to Jericho. As he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

 

47 When he heard that it was YESHUA the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, "YESHUA, you son of David, have mercy on me!"

 

48 Many rebuked him, that he should be quiet, but he cried out much more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"

 

49 YESHUA stood still, and said, "Call him." They called the blind man, saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!"

 

50 He, casting away his cloak, sprang up, and came to YESHUA.

 

51 YESHUA asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "Rabboni, that I may see again."

 

52 YESHUA said to him, "Go your way. Your faith has made you well." Immediately he received his sight, and followed YESHUA in the way.

 

 

Chapter 11

1 When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

 

2 and said to them, "Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey tied, on which no one has sat. Untie him, and bring him.

 

3 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'HaADON needs him;' and immediately he will send him back here."

 

4 They went away, and found a young donkey tied at the door outside in the open street, and they untied him.

 

5 Some of those who stood there asked them, "What are you doing, untying the young donkey?"

 

6 They said to them just as YESHUA had said, and they let them go.

 

7 They brought the young donkey to YESHUA, and threw their garments on it, and YESHUA sat on it.

 

8 Many spread their garments on the way, and others was cutting down branches from the trees, and spreading them on the road.

 

9 Those who went in front, and those who followed, cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the YEHOVAH!

 

10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of the YEHOVAH! Hosanna in the highest!"

 

11 YESHUA entered into the temple in Jerusalem. When he had looked around at everything, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

 

12 The next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry.

 

13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

 

14 YESHUA told it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" and his disciples heard it.

 

15 They came to Jerusalem, and YESHUA entered into the temple, and began to throw out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who sold the doves.

 

16 He would not allow anyone to carry a container through the temple.

 

17 He taught, saying to them, "Isn't it written, 'My house will be called a house of prayour for all the nations?' But you have made it a den of robbers!"

 

18 The chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.

 

19 When evening came, he went out of the city.

 

20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

 

21 Peter, remembering, said to him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree which you cursed has withered away."

 

22 YESHUA answasd them, "Have faith in ELOHIM.

 

23 For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.

 

24 Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

 

25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.

 

26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions."

 

27 They came again to Jerusalem, and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders came to him,

 

28 and they began saying to him, "By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?"

 

29 YESHUA said to them, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

 

30 The baptism of John--was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me."

 

31 They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we should say, 'From heaven;' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

 

32 If we should say, 'From men'"--they feared the people, for all held John to really be a prophet.

 

33 They answasd YESHUA, "We don't know." YESHUA said to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."

 

 

Chapter 12

1 He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country.

 

2 When it was time, he sent a servant to the farmer to get from the farmer his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

 

3 They took him, beat him, and sent him away empty.

 

4 Again, he sent another servant to them; and they threw stones at him, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.

 

5 Again he sent another; and they killed him; and many others, beating some, and killing some.

 

6 Therefore still having one, his beloved son, he sent him last to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

 

7 But those farmers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'

 

8 They took him, killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

 

9 What therefore will the Adon of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the farmers, and will give the vineyard to others.

 

10 Haven't you even read this Scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner.

 

11 This is YEHOVAH’S doning, it is marvelous in our eyous'?"

 

12 They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.

 

13 They sent some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to him, that they might trap him with words.

 

14 When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of ELOHIM. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?

 

15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it."

 

16 They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."

 

17 YESHUA answasd them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to ELOHIM the things that are ELOHIM's." They marveled greatly at him.

 

18 There came to him Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection. They asked him, saying,

 

19 "Teacher, Moses wrote to us, 'If a man's brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.'

 

20 There was seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.

 

21 The second took her, and died, leaving no children behind him. The third likewise;

 

22 and the seven took her and left no children. Last of all the woman also died.

 

23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be of them? For the seven had her as a wife."

 

24 YESHUA answasd them, "Isn't this because you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of ELOHIM?

 

25 For when they will rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

 

26 But about the dead, that they are raised; haven't you read in the book of Moses, about the Bush, how ELOHIM spoke to him, saying, 'I am the ELOHIM of Abraham, the ELOHIM of Isaac, and the ELOHIM of Jacob'?

 

27 He is not the ELOHIM of the dead, but of the living. You are therefore badly mistaken."

 

28 One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answasd them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"

 

29 YESHUA answasd, "The greatest is, 'Hear, Israel, YEHOVAH ELOHEINU is one YEHOVAH:

 

30 you shall love YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.

 

31 The second is like this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

 

32 The scribe said to him, "Truly, teacher, you have said well that he is one, and there is none other but he,

 

33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

 

34 When YESHUA saw that he answasd wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of ELOHIM." No one dared ask him any question after that.

 

35 YESHUA responded, as he taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the HaMASHIACH is the son of David?

 

36 For David himself said in the RUACH HaKODESH, 'YEHOVAH said to ADONAY, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet."'

 

37 Therefore David himself calls him HaADON, so how can he be his son?" The common people heard him gladly.

 

38 In his teaching he said to them, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces,

 

39 and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:

 

40 those who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayours. These will receive greater condemnation."

 

41 YESHUA sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who was rich cast in much.

 

42 A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin.

 

43 He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury,

 

44 for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on."

 

 

Chapter 13

1 As he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Teacher, see what kind of stones and what kind of buildings!"

 

2 YESHUA said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down."

 

3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,

 

4 "Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are all about to be fulfilled?"

 

5 YESHUA, answering, began to tell them, "Be careful that no one leads you astray.

 

6 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and will lead many astray.

 

7 "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be troubled. For those must happen, but the end is not yout.

 

8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.

 

9 But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.

 

10 The Good News must first be preached to all the nations.

 

11 When they lead you away and deliver you up, don't be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the RUACH HaKODESH.

 

12 "Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

 

13 You will be hated by all men for my name's sake, but he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.

 

14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, let the reader understand, then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,

 

15 and let him who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house.

 

16 Let him who is in the field not return back to take his cloak.

 

17 But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days!

 

18 Pray that your flight won't be in the winter.

 

19 For in those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which ELOHIM created until now, and never will be.

 

20 Unless YEHOVAH had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, which he picked out, he shortened the days.

 

21 Then if anyone tells you, 'Look, here is hamashiach!' or, 'Look, there!' don't believe it.

 

22 For there will arise false hamashiach's and false prophets, and will show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.

 

23 But you watch. "Behold, I have told you all things beforehand.

 

24 But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light,

 

25 the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.

 

26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

 

27 Then he will send out his angels, and will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the sky.

 

28 "Now from the fig tree, learn this parable. When the branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near;

 

29 even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, know that it is near, at the doors.

 

30 Most certainly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things happen.

 

31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

 

32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

 

33 Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don't know when the time is.

 

34 "It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.

 

35 Watch therefore, for you don't know when the master of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;

 

36 lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.

 

37 What I tell you, I tell all: Watch."

 

 

Chapter 14

1 It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.

 

2 For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."

 

3 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard--very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head.

 

4 But there was some who was indignant among themselves, saying, "Why has this ointment been wasted?

 

5 For this might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor." They grumbled against her.

 

6 But YESHUA said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for me.

 

7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.

 

8 She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying.

 

9 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News may be preached throughout the whole world, that which this woman has done will also be spoken of for a memorial of her."

 

10 Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them.

 

11 They, when they heard it, was glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.

 

12 On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover, his disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go and prepare that you may eat the Passover?"

 

13 He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him,

 

14 and wherever he enters in, tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"'

 

15 He will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Get ready for us there."

 

16 His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found things as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

 

17 When it was evening he came with the twelve.

 

18 As they sat and was eating, YESHUA said, "Most certainly I tell you, one of you will betray me--he who eats with me."

 

19 They began to be sorrowful, and to ask him one by one, "Surely not I?" And another said, "Surely not I?"

 

20 He answasd them, "It is one of the twelve, he who dips with me in the dish.

 

21 For the Son of Man goes, even as it is written about him, but woe to that man by which the Son of Man is betrayoud! It would be better for that man if he had not been born."

 

22 As they was eating, YESHUA took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke it, and gave to them, and said, "Take, eat. This is my body."

 

23 He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it.

 

24 He said to them, "This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.

 

25 Most certainly I tell you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew in the Kingdom of ELOHIM."

 

26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

 

27 YESHUA said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of me this night, for it is written, 'Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'

 

28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee."

 

29 But Peter said to him, "Alyou all will be offended, yout I will not."

 

30 YESHUA said to him, "Most certainly I tell you, that you today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times."

 

31 But he spoke all the more, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." They all said the same thing.

 

32 They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I pray."

 

33 He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed.

 

34 He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch."

 

35 He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayoud that, if it was possible, the hour might pass away from him.

 

36 He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire."

 

37 He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour?

 

38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

 

39 Again he went away, and prayoud, saying the same words.

 

40 Again he returned, and found them sleeping, for their eyous was very heavy, and they didn't know what to answer him.

 

41 He came the third time, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayoud into the hands of sinners.

 

42 Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand."

 

43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came--and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.

 

44 Now he who betrayoud him had given them a sign, saying, "Whoever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely."

 

45 When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, "Rabbi! Rabbi!" and kissed him.

 

46 They laid their hands on him, and seized him.

 

47 But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

 

48 YESHUA answasd them, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me?

 

49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn't arrest me. But this is so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled."

 

50 They all left him, and fled.

 

51 A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him,

 

52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

 

53 They led YESHUA away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him.

 

54 Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire.

 

55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against YESHUA to put him to death, and found none.

 

56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn't agree with each other.

 

57 Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying,

 

58 "We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.'"

 

59 Even so, their testimony did not agree.

 

60 The high priest stood up in the midst, and asked YESHUA, "Have you no answer? What is it which these testify against you?"

 

61 But he stayoud quiet, and answasd nothing. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the HaMASHIACH, the Son of the Blessed?"

 

62 YESHUA said, "I am. You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky."

 

63 The high priest tore his clothes, and said, "What further need have we of witnesses?

 

64 You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" They all condemned him to be worthy of death.

 

65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, "Prophesy!" The officers struck him with the palms of their hands.

 

66 As Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the maids of the high priest came,

 

67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, "You was also with the Nazarene, YESHUA!"

 

68 But he denied it, saying, "I neither know, nor understand what you are saying." He went out on the porch, and the rooster crowed.

 

69 The maid saw him, and began again to tell those who stood by, "This is one of them."

 

70 But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, "You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it."

 

71 But he began to curse, and to swear, "I don't know this man of which you speak!"

 

72 The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that YESHUA said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." When he yout about that, he wept.

 

 

Chapter 15

1 Immediately in the morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound YESHUA, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

 

2 Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" He answasd, "So you say."

 

3 The chief priests accused him of manythings.

 

4 Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer? See how manythings they testify against you!"

 

5 But YESHUA made no further answer, so that Pilate marveled.

 

6 Now at the feast he used to release to them one prisoner, which they asked of him.

 

7 There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

 

8 The multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do as he always did for them.

 

9 Pilate answasd them, saying, "Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?"

 

10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.

 

11 But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should release Barabbas to them instead.

 

12 Pilate again asked them, "What then should I do to him which you call the King of the Jews?"

 

13 They cried out again, "Crucify him!"

 

14 Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, "Crucify him!"

 

15 Pilate, wishing to please the multitude, released Barabbas to them, and handed over YESHUA, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.

 

16 The soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort.

 

17 They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him.

 

18 They began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

 

19 They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him.

 

20 When they had mocked him, they took the purple off of him, and put his own garments on him. They led him out to crucify him.

 

21 They compelled one passing by, coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

 

22 They brought him to the place called Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, "The place of a skull."

 

23 They offered him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but he didn't take it.

 

24 Crucifying him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots on them, what each should take.

 

25 It was the third hour, and they crucified him.

 

26 The superscription of his accusation was written over him, "THE KING OF THE JEWS."

 

27 With him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.

 

28 The Scripture was fulfilled, which says, "He was numbered among transgressors."

 

29 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days,

 

30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!"

 

31 Likewise, also the chief priests mocking among themselves with the scribes said, "He saved others. He can't save himself.

 

32 Let the HaMASHIACH, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe him." Those who was crucified with him insulted him.

 

33 When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

 

34 At the ninth hour YESHUA cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is, being interpreted, "My ELOHIM, my ELOHIM, why have you forsaken me?"

 

35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah."

 

36 One ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Let him be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to take him down."

 

37 YESHUA cried out with a loud voice, and gave up the spirit.

 

38 The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.

 

39 When the centurion, who stood by opposite him, saw that he cried out like this and breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of ELOHIM!"

 

40 There was also women watching from afar, among which was both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

 

41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and served him; and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.

 

42 When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

 

43 Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of ELOHIM, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for YESHUA' body.

 

44 Pilate marveled if he was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead long.

 

45 When he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.

 

46 He bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been cut out of a rock. He rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

 

47 Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, saw where he was laid.

 

 

Chapter 16

1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.

 

2 Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

 

3 They was saying among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"

 

4 for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.

 

5 Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they was amazed.

 

6 He said to them, "Don't be amazed. You seek YESHUA, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him!

 

7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you.'"

 

8 They went out, and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had come on them. They said nothing to anyone; for they was afraid.

 

9 Now when he had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from which he had cast out seven demons.

 

10 She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

 

11 When they heard that he was alive, and had been seen by her, they disbelieved.

 

12 After these things he was revealed in another form to two of them, as they walked, on their way into the country.

 

13 They went away and told it to the rest. They didn't believe them, either.

 

14 Afterward he was revealed to the eleven themselves as they sat at the table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn't believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

 

15 He said to them, "Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation.

 

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who disbelieves will be condemned.

 

17 These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new languages;

 

18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

 

19 So then HaADON, after he had spoken to them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of ELOHIM.

 

20 They went out, and preached everywhere, HaADON working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

Luke

Chapter 1

1 Since many have undertaken to set in order a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,

 

2 even as those who from the beginning was eyouwitnesses and servants of the word delivered them to us,

 

3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus;

 

4 that you might know the certainty concerning the things in which you was instructed.

 

5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the priestly division of Abijah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

 

6 They was both righteous before ELOHIM, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordinances of YEHOVAH.

 

7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both was well advanced in Ratherrs.

 

8 Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before ELOHIM in the order of his division,

 

9 according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of YEHOVAH and burn incense.

 

10 The whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.

 

11 An angel of YEHOVAH appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

 

12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

 

13 But the angel said to him, "Don't be afraid, Zacharias, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

 

14 You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.

 

15 For he will be great in the sight of YEHOVAH, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the RUACH HaKODESH, even from his mother's womb.

 

16 He will turn many of the children of Israel to YEHOVAH ELOHEICHEM.

 

17 He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people prepared for YEHOVAH."

 

18 Zacharias said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in Ratherrs."

 

19 The angel answasd him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of ELOHIM. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.

 

20 Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."

 

21 The people was waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled that he delayoud in the temple.

 

22 When he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple. He continued making signs to them, and remained mute.

 

23 It happened, when the days of his service was fulfilled, he departed to his house.

 

24 After these days Elizabeth, his wife, conceived, and she hid herself five months, saying,

 

25 "Thus has YEHOVAH done to me in the days in which he looked at me, to take away my reproach among men."

 

26 Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from ELOHIM to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

 

27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.

 

28 Having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, you highly favored one! YEHOVAH is with you. Blessed are you among women!"

 

29 But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.

 

30 The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with ELOHIM.

 

31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name 'YESHUA.'

 

32 He will be great, and will be called Ben ELYON (Ps 82:6). YEHOVAH ELOHIM will give him the throne of his father, David,

 

33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. There will be no end to his Kingdom."

 

34 Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I am a virgin?"

 

35 The angel answasd her, "The RUACH HaKODESH will come on you, and the power of ELYON will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of ELOHIM.

 

36 Behold, Elizabeth, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

 

37 For everything spoken by ELOHIM is possible."

 

38 Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of YEHOVAH; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.

 

39 Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with havee, into a city of Judah,

 

40 and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.

 

41 It happened, when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, that the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the RUACH HaKODESH.

 

42 She called out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

 

43 Why am I so favored, that the mother of YEHOVAH (embryo) should come to me?

 

44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy!

 

45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from YEHOVAH!"

 

46 Mary said, "My soul magnifies YEHOVAH.

 

47 My spirit has rejoiced in ELOHIM my MOSHIA,

 

48 for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.

 

49 For he who is mighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.

 

50 His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him.

 

51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

 

52 He has put down princes from their thrones. And has exalted the lowly.

 

53 He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty.

 

54 He has given help to Israel, his servant, that he might remember mercy,

 

55 As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever."

 

56 Mary stayoud with her about three months, and then returned to her house.

 

57 Now the time that Elizabeth should give birth was fulfilled, and she brought forth a son.

 

58 Her neighbors and her relatives heard that YEHOVAH had magnified his mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her.

 

59 It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.

 

60 His mother answasd, "Not so; but he will be called John."

 

61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name."

 

62 They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

 

63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled.

 

64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing ELOHIM.

 

65 Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings was talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea.

 

66 All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of YEHOVAH was with him.

 

67 His father, Zacharias, was filled with the RUACH HaKODESH, and prophesied, saying,

 

68 "Blessed be YEHOVAH, the ELOHEY of Israel, for he has visited and worked redemption for his people;

 

69 and has raised up a horn of youshuah for us in the house of his servant David,

 

70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who have been from of old,

 

71 youshuah from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us;

 

72 to show mercy towards our fathers, to remember his holy covenant,

 

73 the oath which he spoke to Abraham, our father,

 

74 to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,

 

75 In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.

 

76 And you, child, will be called a prophet of ELYON, for you will go before the face of YEHOVAH to prepare his ways,

 

77 to give knowledge of youshuah to his people by the remission of their sins, 

 

78 because of the tender mercy of our ELOHIM, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,

 

79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace."

 

80 The child was growing, and becoming strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

(17 times YEHOVAH in chapter 1!!! out of 41 times in Luke!)

 

 

Chapter 2

1 Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.

 

2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.

 

3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.

 

4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;

 

5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.

 

6 It happened, while they was there, that the day had come that she should give birth.

 

7 She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.

 

8 There was shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

 

9 Behold, an angel of YEHOVAH stood by them, and the glory of YEHOVAH shone around them, and they was terrified.

 

10 The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.

 

11 For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a MOSHIA, who is MASHIACH ADONEINU.

 

12 This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."

 

13 Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising ELOHIM, and saying,

 

14 "Glory to ELOHIM in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men."

 

15 It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which YEHOVAH has made known to us."

 

16 They came with havee, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby was lying in the feeding trough.

 

17 When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

 

18 All who heard it wondered at the things which was spoken to them by the shepherds.

 

19 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.

 

20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising ELOHIM for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as it was told them.

 

21 When eight days was fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called YESHUA, which was given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

 

22 When the days of their purification according to the Torah of Moses was fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to YEHOVAH,

 

23 as it is written in the law of YEHOVAH, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to YEHOVAH",

 

24 and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of YEHOVAH, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."

 

25 Behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the RUACH HaKODESH was on him.

 

26 It had been revealed to him by the RUACH HaKODESH that he should not see death before he had seen the YEHOVAH'S MASHIACH.

 

27 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, YESHUA, that they might do concerning him according to the custom of the law,

 

28 then he received him into his arms, and blessed ELOHIM, and said,

 

29 "Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;

 

30 for my eyous have seen youshuahteacha,

 

31 which you have prepared before the face of all peoples;

 

32 a light for revelation to haggoyim, and the glory of your people Israel."

 

33 Joseph and his mother was marveling at the things which was spoken concerning him,

 

34 and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which is spoken against.

 

35 Yous, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the youts of many hearts may be revealed."

 

36 There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven Ratherrs from her virginity,

 

37 and she had been a widow for about eighty-four Ratherrs, who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.

 

38 Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks to YEHOVAH, and spoke of him to all those who was looking for redemption in Jerusalem.

 

39 When they had accomplished all things that was according to the law of YEHOVAH, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth.

 

40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of ELOHIM was upon him.

 

41 His parents went every Ratherr to Jerusalem at the feast of the Passover.

 

42 When he was twelve Ratherrs old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,

 

43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they was returning, the boy YESHUA stayoud behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother didn't know it,

 

44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.

 

45 When they didn't find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.

 

46 It happened after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.

 

47 All who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.

 

48 When they saw him, they was astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I was anxiously looking for you."

 

49 He said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"

 

50 They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them.

 

51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to them, and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

 

52 And YESHUA increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with ELOHIM and men.

 

 

Chapter 3

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

 

2 in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of ELOHIM came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.

 

3 He came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for remission of sins.

 

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of YEHOVAH. Make his paths straight.

 

5 Every valley will be filled. Every mountain and hill will be brought low. The crooked will become straight, and the rough ways smooth.

 

6 Then the glory of YEHOVAH will be revealed; all flesh shall see, for the mouth of YEHOVAH has spoken.'" (text here according to Tanach/Old Testament and not the Greek New Testament - flesh in Hebrew: basar)

 

7 He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

 

8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father;' for I tell you that ELOHIM is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones!

 

9 Even now the axe also lies at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire."

 

10 The multitudes asked him, "What then must we do?"

 

11 He answasd them, "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise."

 

12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Rabbi, what must we do?"

 

13 He said to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."

 

14 Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

 

15 As the people was in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was HaMASHIACH,

 

16 John answasd them all, "I indeed baptize you with water, but he comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will baptize you in the RUACH HaKODESH and fire,

 

17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

 

18 Then with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people,

 

19 but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done,

 

20 added this also to them all, that he shut up John in prison.

 

21 Now it happened, when all the people was baptized, YESHUA also had been baptized, and was praying. The sky was opened,

 

22 and the RUACH HaKODESH descended in a bodily form as a dove on him; and a voice came out of the sky, saying "You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased."

 

23 YESHUA himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty Ratherrs old, being the son, as was supposed, of Joseph, the son of Heli,

 

24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, 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 Joseph, the son of Judah,

 

27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,

 

28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er,

 

29 the son of Jose, 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 Jonan, the son of Eliakim,

 

31 the son of Melea, the son of Menan, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,

 

32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,

 

33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Aram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, 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,

 

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, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

 

37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,

 

38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of ELOHIM.

 

 

Chapter 4

1 YESHUA, full of the RUACH HaKODESH, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness

 

2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they was completed, he was hungry.

 

3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of ELOHIM, command this stone to become bread."

 

4 YESHUA answasd him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of YEHOVAH.'"

 

5 The devil, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

 

6 The devil said to him, "I will give you all this authority, and their glory, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whichever I want.

 

7 If you therefore will worship before me, it will all be yours."

 

8 YESHUA answasd him, "Get behind me Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA, and you shall serve him only.'"

 

9 He led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of ELOHIM, cast yourself down from here,

 

10 for it is written, 'He will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you;'

 

11 and, 'On their hands they will bear you up, lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'"

 

12 YESHUA answering, said to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA.'"

 

13 When the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until another time.

 

14 YESHUA returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and news about him spread through all the surrounding area.

 

15 He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

 

16 He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

 

17 The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written,

 

18 "HaRUACH of YEHOVAH is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,

19 and to proclaim the acceptable Ratherr of YEHOVAH."

 

20 He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyous of all in the synagogue was fastened on him.

 

21 He began to tell them, "Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

 

22 All testified about him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and they said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"

 

23 He said to them, "Doubtless you will tell me this parable, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.'"

 

24 He said, "Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.

 

25 But truly I tell you, there was many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up three Ratherrs and six months, when a great famine came over all the land.

 

26 Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephas, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

 

27 There was many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, yout not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian."

 

28 They was all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things.

 

29 They rose up, threw him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff.

 

30 But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way.

 

31 He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the Sabbath day,

 

32 and they was astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority.

 

33 In the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,

 

34 saying, "Ah! what have we to do with you, YESHUA of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of ELOHIM!"

 

35 YESHUA rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" When the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.

 

36 Amazement came on all, and they spoke together, one with another, saying, "What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!"

 

37 News about him went out into every place of the surrounding region.

 

38 He rose up from the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. Simon's mother-in-law was afflicted with a great fever, and they begged him for her.

 

39 He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her. Immediately she rose up and served them.

 

40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

 

41 Demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "You are HaMASHIACH, the Son of ELOHIM!" Rebuking them, he didn't allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the HaMASHIACH.

 

42 When it was day, he departed and went into an uninhabited place, and the multitudes looked for him, and came to him, and held on to him, so that he wouldn't go away from them.

 

43 But he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of ELOHIM to the other cities also. For this reason I have been sent."

 

44 He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

 

 

Chapter 5

1 Now it happened, while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of ELOHIM, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.

 

2 He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and was washing their nets.

 

3 He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.

 

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch."

 

5 Simon answasd him, "Master, we worked all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net."

 

6 When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking.

 

7 They beckoned to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. They came, and filled both boats, so that they began to sink.

 

8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at YESHUA' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Adoni."

 

9 For he was amazed, and all who was with him, at the catch of fish which they had caught;

 

10 and so also was James and John, sons of Zebedee, who was partners with Simon. YESHUA said to Simon, "Don't be afraid. From now on you will be catching people alive."

 

11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.

 

12 It happened, while he was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. When he saw YESHUA, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, "ADONAY, if you want to, you can make me clean."

 

13 He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately the leprosy left him.

 

14 He commanded him to tell no one, "But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing according to what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

 

15 But the report concerning him spread much more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

 

16 But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayoud.

 

17 It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there was Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of YEHOVAH was with him to heal them.

 

18 Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before YESHUA.

 

19 Not finding a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst before YESHUA.

 

20 Seeing their faith, he said to him, "Man, your sins are forgiven you."

 

21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but ELOHIM alone?"

 

22 But YESHUA, perceiving their youts, answasd them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?

 

23 Which is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you;' or to say, 'Arise and walk?'

 

24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins", he said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house."

 

25 Immediately he rose up before them, and took up that which he was laying on, and departed to his house, glorifying ELOHIM.

 

26 Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified ELOHIM. They was filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today."

 

27 After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!"

 

28 He left everything, and rose up and followed him.

 

29 Levi made a great feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and others who was reclining with them.

 

30 Their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"

 

31 YESHUA answasd them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.

 

32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

 

33 They said to him, "Why do John's disciples often fast and pray, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?"

 

34 He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

 

35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them. Then they will fast in those days."

 

36 He also told a parable to them. "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old garment, or else he will tear the new, and also the piece from the new will not match the old.

 

37 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyoud.

 

38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.

 

39 No man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says, 'The old is better.'"

 

 

Chapter 6

1 Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first, that he was going through the grain fields. His disciples plucked the heads of grain, and ate, rubbing them in their hands.

 

2 But some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day?"

 

3 YESHUA, answering them, said, "Haven't you read what David did when he was hungry, he, and those who was with him;

 

4 how he entered into the house of ELOHIM, and took and ate the show bread, and gave also to those who was with him, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests alone?"

 

5 He said to them, "The Son of Man is HaADON of the Sabbath."

 

6 It also happened on another Sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and taught. There was a man there, and his right hand was withered.

 

7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him.

 

8 But he knew their youts; and he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Rise up, and stand in the middle." He arose and stood.

 

9 Then YESHUA said to them, "I will ask you something: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?"

 

10 He looked around at them all, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did, and his hand was restored as sound as the other.

 

11 But they was filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to YESHUA.

 

12 It happened in these days, that he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayour to ELOHIM.

 

13 When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, which he also named apostles:

 

14 Simon, which he also named Peter; Andrew, his brother; James; John; Philip; Bartholomew;

 

15 Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Simon, who was called the Zealot;

 

16 Judas the son of James; and Judas Iscariot, who also became a traitor.

 

17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place, with a crowd of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;

 

18 as well as those who was troubled by unclean spirits, and they was being healed.

 

19 All the multitude sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.

 

20 He lifted up his eyous to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of ELOHIM.

 

21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

 

22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.

 

23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same thing to the prophets.

 

24 "But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation.

 

25 Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

 

26 Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.

 

27 "But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

 

28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.

 

29 To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also.

 

30 Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.

 

31 "As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them.

 

32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

 

33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

 

34 If you lend to those from which you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much.

 

35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.

 

36 Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

 

37 Don't judge, and you won't be judged. Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned. Set free, and you will be set free.

 

38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you."

 

39 He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?

 

40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

 

41 Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eyou, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eyou?

 

42 Or how can you tell your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eyou,' when you yourself don't see the beam that is in your own eyou? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eyou, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother's eyou.

 

43 For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit.

 

44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

 

45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.

 

46 "Why do you call me, 'ADONAY, ADONAY,' and don't do the things which I say?

 

47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.

 

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock.

 

49 But he who hears, and doesn't do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."

 

 

Chapter 7

1 After he had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

 

2 A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.

 

3 When he heard about YESHUA, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and save his servant.

 

4 When they came to YESHUA, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,

 

5 for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us."

 

6 YESHUA went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "ADONAY, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.

 

7 Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.

 

8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

 

9 When YESHUA heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude who followed him, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel."

 

10 Those who was sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well.

 

11 It happened soon afterwards, that he went to a city called Nain. Many of his disciples, along with a great multitude, went with him.

 

12 Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city was with her.

 

13 When HaADON saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, "Don't cry."

 

14 He came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"

 

15 He who was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.

 

16 Fear took hold of all, and they glorified ELOHIM, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "ELOHIM has visited his people!"

 

17 This report went out concerning him in the whole of Judea, and in all the surrounding region.

 

18 The disciples of John told him about all these things.

 

19 John, calling to himself two of his disciples, sent them to YESHUA, saying, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for another?"

 

20 When the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?'"

 

21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who was blind he gave sight.

 

22 YESHUA answasd them, "Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.

 

23 Blessed is he who is not offended by me."

 

24 When John's messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

 

25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.

 

26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yous, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

 

27 This is he of which it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'

 

28 "For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, yout he who is least in the Kingdom of ELOHIM is greater than he."

 

29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared ELOHIM to be just, having been baptized with John's baptism.

 

30 But the Pharisees and the lawyours rejected the counsel of ELOHIM, not being baptized by him themselves.

 

31 HaADON said, "To what then will I liken the people of this generation? What are they like?

 

32 They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call one to another, saying, 'We piped to you, and you didn't dance. We mourned, and you didn't weep.' (Isaiah 30:29)

 

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'

 

34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'

 

35 Wisdom is justified by all her children."

 

36 One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat at the table.

 

37 Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of ointment.

 

38 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

 

39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he was a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner."

 

40 YESHUA answasd him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He said, "Rabbi, say on."

 

41 "A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

 

42 When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?"

 

43 Simon answasd, "He, I suppose, to which he forgave the most." He said to him, "You have judged correctly."

 

44 Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.

 

45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.

 

46 You didn't anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.

 

47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to which little is forgiven, the same loves little."

 

48 He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

 

49 Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

 

50 He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

 

 

Chapter 8

1 It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of ELOHIM. With him was the twelve,

 

2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from which seven demons had gone out;

 

3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuzas, Herod's steward; Susanna; and many others; who served them from their possessions.

 

4 When a great multitude came together, and people from every city was coming to him, he spoke by a parable.

 

5 "The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it.

 

6 Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

 

7 Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.

 

8 Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit one hundred times." As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

 

9 Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"

 

10 He said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of ELOHIM, but to the rest in parables; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'

 

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of ELOHIM.

 

12 Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.

 

13 Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation.

 

14 That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

 

15 That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.

 

16 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light.

 

17 For nothing is hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light.

 

18 Be careful therefore how you hear. For whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever doesn't have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has."

 

19 His mother and brothers came to him, and they could not come near him for the crowd.

 

20 It was told him by some saying, "Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you."

 

21 But he answasd them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of ELOHIM, and do it."

 

22 Now it happened on one of those days, that he entered into a boat, himself and his disciples, and he said to them, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they launched out.

 

23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they was taking on dangerous amounts of water.

 

24 They came to him, and awoke him, saying, "Master, master, we are dying!" He awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and it was calm.

 

25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" Being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, "Who is this, then, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?"

 

26 They arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.

 

27 When YESHUA stepped ashore, a certain man out of the city who had demons for a long time met him. He wore no clothes, and didn't live in a house, but in the tombs.

 

28 When he saw YESHUA, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, "What do I have to do with you, YESHUA, you Son of the Most High ELOHIM? I beg you, don't torment me!"

 

29 For YESHUA was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert.

 

30 YESHUA asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion," for many demons had entered into him.

 

31 They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

 

32 Now there was there a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain, and they begged him that he would allow them to enter into those. He allowed them.

 

33 The demons came out from the man, and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and was drowned.

 

34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.

 

35 People went out to see what had happened. They came to YESHUA, and found the man from which the demons had gone out, sitting at YESHUA' feet, clothed and in his right mind; and they was afraid.

 

36 Those who saw it told them how he who had been possessed by demons was healed.

 

37 All the people of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them, for they was very much afraid. He entered into the boat, and returned.

 

38 But the man from which the demons had gone out begged him that he might go with him, but YESHUA sent him away, saying,

 

39 "Return to your house, and declare what great things ELOHIM has done for you." He went his way, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things YESHUA had done for him.

 

40 It happened, when YESHUA returned, that the multitude welcomed him, for they was all waiting for him.

 

41 Behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at YESHUA' feet, and begged him to come into his house,

 

42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve Ratherrs of age, and she was dying. But as he went, the multitudes pressed against him.

 

43 A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve Ratherrs, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any,

 

44 came behind him, and touched the fringe of his cloak, and immediately the flow of her blood stopped.

 

45 YESHUA said, "Who touched me?" When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, "Moreh, the multitudes press and jostle you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'"

 

46 But YESHUA said, "Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me."

 

47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

 

48 He said to her, "Daughter, cheer up. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace."

 

49 While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, saying to him, "Your daughter is dead. Don't trouble the Moreh."

 

50 But YESHUA hearing it, answasd him, "Don't be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed."

 

51 When he came to the house, he didn't allow anyone to enter in, except Peter, John, James, the father of the child, and her mother.

 

52 All was weeping and mourning her, but he said, "Don't weep. She isn't dead, but sleeping."

 

53 They was ridiculing him, knowing that she was dead.

 

54 But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying, "Child, arise!"

 

55 Her Ruach returned, and she rose up immediately. He commanded that something be given to her to eat.

 

56 Her parents was amazed, but he commanded them to tell no one what had been done.

 

 

Chapter 9

1 He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.

 

2 He sent them forth to preach the Kingdom of ELOHIM, and to heal the sick.

 

3 He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey--neither staffs, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats apiece.

 

4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there.

 

5 As many as don't receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."

 

6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the Good News, and healing everywhere.

 

7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him; and he was very perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,

 

8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.

 

9 Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this, about which I hear such things?" He sought to see him.

 

10 The apostles, when they had returned, told him what things they had done. He took them, and withdrew apart to a deserted place of a city called Bethsaida.

 

11 But the multitudes, perceiving it, followed him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the Kingdom of ELOHIM, and he cured those who needed healing.

 

12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place."

 

13 But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people."

 

14 For they was about five yousand men. He said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

 

15 They did so, and made them all sit down.

 

16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude.

 

17 They ate, and was all filled. They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that was left over.

 

18 It happened, as he was praying alone, that the disciples was with him, and he asked them, "Who do the multitudes say that I am?"

 

19 They answasd, "'John the Baptist,' but others say, 'Elijah,' and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again."

 

20 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answasd, "you are HaMASHIACH (the Christ) of HaELOHIM."

 

21 But he warned them, and commanded them to tell this to no one,

 

22 saying, "The Son of Man must suffer manythings, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up."

 

23 He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

 

24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same will save it.

 

25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?

 

26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels.

 

27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Kingdom of ELOHIM."

 

28 It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.

 

29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.

 

30 Behold, two men was talking with him, who was Moses and Elijah,

 

31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

 

32 Now Peter and those who was with him was heavy with sleep, but when they was fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.

 

33 It happened, as they was parting from him, that Peter said to YESHUA, "Moreh, it is good for us to be here. Let's make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said.

 

34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they was afraid as they entered into the cloud.

 

35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!"

 

36 When the voice came, YESHUA was found alone. They was silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.

 

37 It happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met him.

 

38 Behold, a man from the crowd called out, saying, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.

 

39 Behold, a spirit takes him, he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him severely.

 

40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they couldn't."

 

41 YESHUA answasd, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."

 

42 While he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently. But YESHUA rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

 

43 They was all astonished at the majesty of ELOHIM. But while all was marveling at all the things which YESHUA did, he said to his disciples,

 

44 "Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men."

 

45 But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they was afraid to ask him about this saying.

 

46 There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.

 

47 YESHUA, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,

 

48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great."

 

49 John answasd, "Moreh, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."

 

50 YESHUA said to him, "Don't forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us."

 

51 It came to pass, when the days was near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Jerusalem,

 

52 and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.

 

53 They didn't receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem.

 

54 When his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, "ADONEINU, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and destroy them, just as Elijah did?"

 

55 But he turned and rebuked them, "You don't know of what kind of spirit you are.

 

56 For the Son of Man didn't come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." They went to another village.

 

57 As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, "I want to follow you wherever you go, Adoni."

 

58 YESHUA said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

 

59 He said to another, "Follow me!" But he said, "Adoni, allow me first to go and bury my father."

 

60 But YESHUA said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of ELOHIM."

 

61 Another also said, "I want to follow you, Adoni, but first allow me to say good-byou to those who are at my house."

 

62 But YESHUA said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of ELOHIM."

 

 

Chapter 10

1 Now after these things, HaADON also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.

 

2 Then he said to them, "The harve is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to HaADON of the harve, that he may send out laborers into his harve.

 

3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.

 

4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.

 

5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'

 

6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.

 

7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house.

 

8 Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.

 

9 Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of ELOHIM has come near to you.'

 

10 But into whatever city you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into its streets and say,

 

11 'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of ELOHIM has come near to you.'

 

12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.

 

13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which was done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

 

14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.

 

15 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.

 

16 Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."

 

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "ADONAY, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"

 

18 He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.

 

19 Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.

 

20 Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

 

21 In that same hour YESHUA rejoiced in the RUACH HaKODESH, and said, "I thank you, O Father, ADON of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yous, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."

 

22 Turning to the disciples, he said, "All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whichever the Son desires to reveal him."

 

23 Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyous which see the things that you see,

 

24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."

 

25 Behold, a certain lawyour stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

 

26 He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

 

27 He answasd, "You shall love YEHOVAH ELOHEICHA with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."

 

28 He said to him, "You have answasd correctly. Do this, and you will live."

 

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked YESHUA, "Who is my neighbor?"

 

30 YESHUA answasd, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

 

31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

 

32 In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

 

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

 

34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

 

35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.'

 

36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"

 

37 He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then YESHUA said to him, "Go and do likewise."

 

38 It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

 

39 She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at YESHUA' feet, and heard his word.

 

40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Adoni, don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me."

 

41 YESHUA answasd her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about manythings,

 

42 but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her."

 

 

Chapter 11

1 It happened, that when he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, "Adoni, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples."

 

2 He said to them, "When you pray, say, 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come. May your will be done on Earth, as it is in heaven.

 

3 Give us day by day our daily bread.

 

4 Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'"

 

5 He said to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,

 

6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,'

 

7 and he from within will answer and say, 'Don't bother me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give it to you'?

 

8 I tell you, alyou he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yout because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.

 

9 "I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.

 

10 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

 

11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won't give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?

 

12 Or if he asks for an egg, he won't give him a scorpion, will he?

 

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the RUACH HaKODESH to those who ask him?"

 

14 He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. It happened, when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the multitudes marveled.

 

15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."

 

16 Others, testing him, sought from him a sign from heaven.

 

17 But he, knowing their youts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. A house divided against itself falls.

 

18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

 

19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by which do your children cast them out? Therefore will they be your judges.

 

20 But if I by the finger of ELOHIM cast out demons, then the Kingdom of ELOHIM has come to you.

 

21 "When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe.

 

22 But when someone stronger attacks him and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

 

23 "He that is not with me is against me. He who doesn't gather with me scatters.

 

24 The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will turn back to my house from which I came out.'

 

25 When he returns, he finds it swept and put in order.

 

26 Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first."

 

27 It came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!"

 

28 But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of ELOHIM, and keep it."

 

29 When the multitudes was gathering together to him, he began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign. No sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah, the prophet.

 

30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will also the Son of Man be to this generation.

 

31 The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.

 

32 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.

 

33 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light.

 

34 The lamp of the body is the eyou. Therefore when your eyou is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.

 

35 Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn't darkness.

 

36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."

 

37 Now as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him. He went in, and sat at the table.

 

38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.

 

39 HaADON said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.

 

40 You foolish ones, didn't he who made the outside make the inside also?

 

41 But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you.

 

42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and the love of ELOHIM. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.

 

43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.

 

44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like hidden graves, and the men who walk over them don't know it."

 

45 One of the lawyours answasd him, "Teacher, in saying this you insult us also."

 

46 He said, "Woe to you lawyours also! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens.

 

47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

 

48 So you testify and consent to the works of your fathers. For they killed them, and you build their tombs.

 

49 Therefore also the wisdom of ELOHIM said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute,

 

50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

 

51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.' Yous, I tell you, it will be required of this generation.

 

52 Woe to you lawyours! For you took away the key of knowledge. You didn't enter in yourselves, and those who was entering in, you hindered."

 

53 As he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be terribly angry, and to draw manythings out of him;

 

54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.

 

 

Chapter 12

1 Meanwhile, when a multitude of many yousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, "Beware of the Ratherst of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

 

2 But there is nothing covered up, that will not be revealed, nor hidden, that will not be known.

 

3 Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.

 

4 "I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

 

5 But I will warn you which you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed, has power to cast into Gehenna. Yous, I tell you, fear him.

 

6 "Aren't five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by ELOHIM.

 

7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.

 

8 "I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of ELOHIM;

 

9 but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of the angels of ELOHIM.

 

10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the RUACH HaKODESH will not be forgiven.

 

11 When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don't be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say;

 

12 for the RUACH HaKODESH will teach you in that same hour what you must say."

 

13 One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

 

14 But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?"

 

15 He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."

 

16 He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.

 

17 He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'

 

18 He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

 

19 I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many Ratherrs. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

 

20 "But ELOHIM said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared--whose will they be?'

 

21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward ELOHIM."

 

22 He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, don't be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yout for your body, what you will wear.

 

23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

 

24 Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and ELOHIM feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds!

 

25 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?

 

26 If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?

 

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin; yout I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayoud like one of these.

 

28 But if this is how ELOHIM clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?

 

29 Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.

 

30 For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.

 

31 But seek ELOHIM's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you.

 

32 Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

 

33 Sell that which you have, and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don't grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn't fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.

 

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

35 "Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.

 

36 Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.

 

37 Blessed are those servants, which the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline, and will come and serve them.

 

38 They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.

 

39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into.

 

40 Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."

 

41 Peter said to him, "Adoni, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?"

 

42 HaADON said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, which his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?

 

43 Blessed is that servant which his lord will find doing so when he comes.

 

44 Truly I tell you, that he will set him over all that he has.

 

45 But if that servant says in his heart, 'My lord delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,

 

46 then the lord of that servant will come in a day when he isn't expecting him, and in an hour that he doesn't know, and will cut him in two, and place his portion with the unfaithful.

 

47 That servant, who knew his lord's will, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,

 

48 but he who didn't know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. To whoever much is given, of him will much be required; and to which much was entrusted, of him more will be asked.

 

49 "I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it was already kindled.

 

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

 

51 Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.

 

52 For from now on, there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

 

53 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

 

54 He said to the multitudes also, "When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.

 

55 When a south wind blows, you say, 'There will be a scorching heat,' and it happens.

 

56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don't interpret this time?

 

57 Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

 

58 For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

 

59 I tell you, you will by no means get out of there, until you have paid the very last penny."

 

 

Chapter 13

1 Now there was some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

 

2 YESHUA answasd them, "Do you think that these Galileans was worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things?

 

3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.

 

4 Or those eighteen, on which the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think that they was worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?

 

5 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."

 

6 He spoke this parable. "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

 

7 He said to the vine dresser, 'Behold, these three Ratherrs I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down. Why does it waste the soil?'

 

8 He answasd, Adoni, leave it alone this Ratherr also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.

 

9 If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'"

 

10 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day.

 

11 Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen Ratherrs, and she was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.

 

12 When YESHUA saw her, he called her, and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity."

 

13 He laid his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight, and glorified ELOHIM.

 

14 The ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because YESHUA had healed on the Sabbath, said to the multitude, "There are six days in which men ought to work. Therefore come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day!"

 

15 Therefore HaADON answasd him, "You hypocrites! Doesn't each one of you free his ox or his donkey from the stall on the Sabbath, and lead him away to water?

 

16 Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, which Satan had bound eighteen long Ratherrs, be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"

 

17 As he said these things, all his adversaries was disappointed, and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that was done by him.

 

18 He said, "What is the Kingdom of ELOHIM like? To what shall I compare it?

 

19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and put in his own garden. It grew, and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky lodged in its branches."

 

20 Again he said, "To what shall I compare the Kingdom of ELOHIM?

 

21 It is like Ratherst, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

 

22 He went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.

 

23 One said to him, "ADONAY, are they few who are saved?" He said to them,

 

24 "Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

 

25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, 'Adoni, Adoni, open to us!' then he will answer and tell you, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'

 

26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'

 

27 He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.'

 

28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of ELOHIM, and yourselves being thrown outside.

 

29 They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down in the Kingdom of ELOHIM.

 

30 Behold, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last."

 

31 On that same day, some Pharisees came, saying to him, "Get out of here, and go away, for Herod wants to kill you."

 

32 He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I complete my mission.

 

33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, for it can't be that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem.'

 

34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused!

 

35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of YEHOVAH!'"

 

 

Chapter 14

1 It happened, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, that they was watching him.

 

2 Behold, a certain man who had dropsy was in front of him.

 

3 YESHUA, answering, spoke to the lawyours and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"

 

4 But they was silent. He took him, and healed him, and let him go.

 

5 He answasd them, "Which of you, if your son or an ox fell into a well, wouldn't immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"

 

6 They couldn't answer him regarding these things.

 

7 He spoke a parable to those who was invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them,

 

8 "When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him,

 

9 and he who invited both of you would come and tell you, 'Make room for this person.' Then you would begin, with shame, to take the lowest place.

 

10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.

 

11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

 

12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.

 

13 But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;

 

14 and you will be blessed, because they don't have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous."

 

15 When one of those who sat at the table with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is he who will feast in the Kingdom of ELOHIM!"

 

16 But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.

 

17 He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who was invited, 'Come, for everything is ready now.'

 

18 They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.'

 

19 "Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.'

 

20 "Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.'

 

21 "That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.'

 

22 "The servant said, Adoni, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.'

 

23 "HaADON said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

 

24 For I tell you that none of those men who was invited will taste of my supper.'"

 

25 Now great multitudes was going with him. He turned and said to them,

 

26 "If anyone comes to me, and doesn't disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yous, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple.

 

27 Whoever doesn't bear his own cross, and come after me, can't be my disciple.

 

28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?

 

29 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,

 

30 saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'

 

31 Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten yousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty yousand?

 

32 Or else, while the other is yout a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.

 

33 So therefore whoever of you who doesn't renounce all that he has, he can't be my disciple.

 

34 Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?

 

35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

 

 

Chapter 15

1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners was coming close to him to hear him.

 

2 The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them."

 

3 He told them this parable.

 

4 "Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?

 

5 When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

 

6 When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'

 

7 I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

 

8 Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it?

 

9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.'

 

10 Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of ELOHIM over one sinner repenting."

 

11 He said, "A certain man had two sons.

 

12 The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them.

 

13 Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.

 

14 When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.

 

15 He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

 

16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.

 

17 But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!

 

18 I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight.

 

19 I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants."'

 

20 "He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

 

21 The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

 

22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

 

23 Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;

 

24 for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.

 

25 "Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

 

26 He called one of the servants to him, and asked what was going on.

 

27 He said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.'

 

28 But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him.

 

29 But he answasd his father, 'Behold, these many Ratherrs I have served you, and I never disobeyoud a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.

 

30 But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

 

31 "He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

 

32 But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.'"

 

 

Chapter 16

1 He also said to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.

 

2 He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'

 

3 "The manager said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.

 

4 I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'

 

5 Calling each one of his lord's debtors to him, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my lord?'

 

6 He said, 'A hundred batos of oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'

 

7 Then he said to another, 'How much do you owe?' He said, 'A hundred cors of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'

 

8 "His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.

 

9 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.

 

10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

 

11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

 

12 If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

 

13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve ELOHIM and mammon."

 

14 The Pharisees, who was lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.

 

15 He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but ELOHIM knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of ELOHIM.

 

16 The law and the prophets was until John. From that time the Good News of the Kingdom of ELOHIM is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

 

17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the law to fall.

 

18 Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.

 

19 "Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.

 

20 A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, full of sores,

 

21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yous, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

 

22 It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.

 

23 In Hades (hebr. sheol),  he lifted up his eyous, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.

(Hades is the greek word for sheol (Hebrew). There is a divide in the Bible, what is called “hell”, but only the lake of fire in Rev. 20:15 is the eternal damnation for the unbelievers and unrepentant. For people, who never heard of Jesus, Jesus went to „evanglize“ to the dead in 1. Petr 4:6. God has patience (“winked at”) with those who do not know salvation with Jesus: Acts 17:30.)

 

24 He cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.'

 

25 "But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in the same way, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.

 

26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'

 

27 "He said, 'I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;

 

28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won't also come into this place of torment.'

 

29 "But Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.'

 

30 "He said, 'No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

 

31 "He said to him, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.'"

 

 

Chapter 17

1 He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through which they come!

 

2 It would be better for him if a millstone was hung around his neck, and he was thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

 

3 Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.

 

4 If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."

 

5 The apostles said to ADONEINU, "Increase our faith."

 

6 HaADON said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree, 'Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

 

7 But who is there among you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say, when he comes in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down at the table,'

 

8 and will not rather tell him, 'Prepare my supper, clothe yourself properly, and serve me, while I eat and drink. Afterward you shall eat and drink'?

 

9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that was commanded? I think not.

 

10 Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.'"

 

11 It happened as he was on his way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.

 

12 As he entered into a certain village, ten men who was lepers met him, who stood at a distance.

 

13 They lifted up their voices, saying, "YESHUA, Rabbi, have mercy on us!"

 

14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." It happened that as they went, they was cleansed.

 

15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying ELOHIM with a loud voice.

 

16 He fell on his face at YESHUA' feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.

 

17 YESHUA answasd, "Weren't the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

 

18 Were there none found who returned to give glory to ELOHIM, except this stranger?"

 

19 Then he said to him, "Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you."

 

20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of ELOHIM would come, he answasd them, "The Kingdom of ELOHIM doesn't come with observation;

 

21 neither will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look, there!' for behold, the Kingdom of ELOHIM is within you."

 

22 He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.

 

23 They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Don't go away, nor follow after them,

 

24 for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.

 

25 But first, he must suffer manythings and be rejected by this generation.

 

26 As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.

 

27 They ate, they drank, they married, they was given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came, and destroyoud them all.

 

28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

 

29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyoud them all.

 

30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

 

31 In that day, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. Let him who is in the field likewise not turn back.

 

32 Remember Lot's wife!

 

33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.

 

34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. The one will be taken, and the other will be left.

 

35 There will be two grinding grain together. One will be taken, and the other will be left."

 

37 They, answering, asked him, "Where, ADONEINU?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."

 

 

Chapter 18

1 He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,

 

2 saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear ELOHIM, and didn't respect man.

 

3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!'

 

4 He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Yough I neither fear ELOHIM, nor respect man,

 

5 yout because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"

 

6 HaADON said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says.

 

7 Won't ELOHIM avenge his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, and yout he exercises patience with them?

 

8 I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

 

9 He spoke also this parable to certain people who was convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.

 

10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.

 

11 The Pharisee stood and prayoud to himself like this: 'ELOHIM, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

 

12 I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.'

 

13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyous to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'ELOHIM, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

 

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

 

15 They was also bringing their babies to him, that he might touch them. But when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

 

16 YESHUA summoned them, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and don't hinder them, for the Kingdom of ELOHIM belongs to such as these.

 

17 Most certainly, I tell you, whoever doesn't receive the Kingdom of ELOHIM like a little child, he will in no way enter into it."

 

18 A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

 

19 YESHUA asked him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one--ELOHIM.

 

20 You know the commandments: 'Don't commit adultery,' 'Don't murder,' 'Don't steal,' 'Don't give false testimony,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'"

 

21 He said, "I have observed all these things from my youth up."

 

22 When YESHUA heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me."

 

23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.

 

24 YESHUA, seeing that he became very sad, said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of ELOHIM!

 

25 For it is easier for a camel (a cord is meant) to enter in through a needle's eyou, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of ELOHIM."

 

26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"

 

27 But he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with ELOHIM."

 

28 Peter said, "Look, we have left everything, and followed you."

 

29 He said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, for the Kingdom of ELOHIM's sake,

 

30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the world to come, eternal life."

 

31 He took the twelve aside, and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be completed.

 

32 For he will be delivered up to the Gentiles, will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit on.

 

33 They will scourge and kill him. On the third day, he will rise again."

 

34 They understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they didn't understand the things that was said.

 

35 It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.

 

36 Hearing a multitude going by, he asked what this meant.

 

37 They told him that YESHUA of Nazareth was passing by.

 

38 He cried out, "YESHUA, you son of David, have mercy on me!"

 

39 Those who led the way rebuked him, that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"

 

40 Standing still, YESHUA commanded him to be brought to him. When he had come near, he asked him,

 

41 "What do you want me to do?" He said, "ADONAY, that I may see again."

 

42 YESHUA said to him, "Receive your sight. Your faith has healed you."

 

43 Immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying ELOHIM. All the people, when they saw it, praised ELOHIM.

 

 

Chapter 19

1 He entered and was passing through Jericho.

 

2 There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.

 

3 He was trying to see who YESHUA was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because he was short.

 

4 He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.

 

5 When YESHUA came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house."

 

6 He hurried, came down, and received him joyfully.

 

7 When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner."

 

8 Zacchaeus stood and said to HaADON, "Behold, ADONAY, half of my goods I give to the poor. If I have wrongfully exacted anything of anyone, I restore four times as much."

 

9 YESHUA said to him, "Today, youshuah has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

 

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost."

 

11 As they heard these things, he went on and told a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of ELOHIM would be revealed immediately.

 

12 He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 

13 He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.'

 

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.'

 

15 "It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to which he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business.

 

16 The first came before him, saying, 'Adoni, your mina has made ten more minas.'

 

17 "He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you was found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

 

18 "The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Adoni, has made five minas.'

 

19 "So he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.'

 

20 Another came, saying, 'Adoni, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief,

 

21 for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'

 

22 "He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.

 

23 Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?'

 

24 He said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina away from him, and give it to him who has the ten minas.'

 

25 "They said to him, Adoni, he has ten minas!'

 

26 'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him.

 

27 But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'"

 

28 Having said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

 

29 It happened, when he drew near to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the mountain that is called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,

 

30 saying, "Go your way into the village on the other side, in which, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yout sat. Untie it, and bring it.

 

31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' say to him: 'HaADON needs it.'"

 

32 Those who was sent went away, and found things just as he had told them.

 

33 As they was untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?"

 

34 They said, "ADONEINU needs it."

 

35 They brought it to YESHUA. They threw their cloaks on the colt, and set YESHUA on them.

 

36 As he went, they spread their cloaks in the way.

 

37 As he was now getting near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise ELOHIM with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen,

 

38 saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of YEHOVAH! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!" Psalm 118:29

 

39 Some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"

 

40 He answasd them, "I tell you that if these was silent, the stones would cry out."