Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto you in order, most excellent Theophilus,
4 That you mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed.
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judah (Yehudah), a certain priest (kohen) named Zacharias (Zekharyah), of the B46course of Abia (Aviyah); and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron (Aharon), and her name was Elisabeth (Elisheva).
6 And they were both righteous before God (Elohim), walking in all the commandments and ordinances of יהוה blameless.
7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth (Elisheva) was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office (kehunnah) before God (Elohim) in the order of his course,
9 According to the custom of the priest’s office (kehunnah), his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of יהוה.
10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.
11 And there appeared unto him an angel of יהוה standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
12 And when Zacharias (Zekharyah) saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, “Fear not, Zacharias (Zekharyah); for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth (Elisheva) shall bear you a son, and you shalt call his name John (Yochanan).
14 And you shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of יהוה, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh), even from his mother’s womb.
16 And many of the children of Yisrael shall he turn to יהוה their God (YHWH Eloheihem).
17 And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah (Eliyahu), to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for יהוה.” – Mal. 4:5-6, Isa. 40:3
18 And Zacharias (Zekharyah) said unto the angel, “Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.”
19 And the angel answering said unto him, “I am Gavriel, that stand in the presence of God (Elohim); and am sent to speak unto you, and to shew you these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, you shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
21 And the people waited for Zacharias (Zekharyah), and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth (Elisheva) conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
25 “Thus hath יהוה dealt with me in the days wherein He looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.”
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gavriel was sent from God (Elohim) unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph (Yosef), of the house of Dawid; and the virgin’s name was Mary (Miryam).
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, “Hail, you that art highly favoured, יהוה is with you; blessed are you among women.”
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, “Fear not, Mary (Miryam); for you have found favour with God (Elohim).
31 And, behold, you shalt conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name A1YHWH (Yahwah). – Isa. 7:14, 9:6
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the B47Humanity of the Most High (Elyon) and God (Elohim) יהוה shall give unto Him the throne of His forefather Dawid.
33 And He shall reign over the house of Jacob (Yaaqov) for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.”
34 Then said Mary (Miryam) unto the angel, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, “The Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High (Elyon) shall overshadow you; therefore also that Holy One who shall be born of you shall be called the B47Humanity of El (YHWH).
36 And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth (Elisheva), she hath also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God (Elohim) nothing shall be impossible.”
38 And Mary (Miryam) said, “Behold the handmaid of יהוה; be it unto me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
39 And Mary (Miryam) arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah (Yehudah);
40 And entered into the house of Zacharias (Zekharyah), and saluted Elisabeth (Elisheva).
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth (Elisheva) heard the salutation of Mary (Miryam), the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth (Elisheva) was filled with the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh).
42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!”
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord (Adonai) should come to me?
44 For, behold, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45 And blessed is she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from יהוה.”
46 And Mary (Miryam) said, “My soul doth magnify יהוה,
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in יהוה (YHWH) my Saviour.
48 For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden; for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and His name is holy.
50 And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation.
51 He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away.
54 He hath helped His servant Yisrael, in remembrance of His mercy;
55 As He spake to our fathers, to Avraham, and to His seed for ever.”
56 And Mary (Miryam) abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
57 Now Elisabeth (Elisheva)’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how יהוה had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias (Zekharyah), after the name of his father.
60 And his mother answered and said, “Not so; but he shall be called John (Yochanan).”
61 And they said unto her, “There is none of your kindred that is called by this name.”
62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, “His name is John (Yochanan).” And they marvelled all.
64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them; and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judah (Yehudah).
66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What manner of child shall this be?” And the hand of יהוה was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias (Zekharyah) was filled with the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh), and prophesied, saying,
68 “Blessed be יהוה God (Elohim) of Yisrael; for He hath visited and redeemed His people,
69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant Dawid; – Psa. 132:17
70 As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began;
71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant; – Lev. 26:42
73 The oath which He sware to our father Avraham,
74 That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.
76 And you, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High; for you shalt go before the face of יהוה (YHWH) to prepare His ways; – Isa.40:3
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God (Elohim); whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Yisrael.
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph (Yosef) also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judah (Yehudah), unto the city of Dawid, which is called Bethlehem (Beit-Lechem); (because he was of the house and lineage of Dawid);
5 To be taxed with Mary (Miryam) his espoused wife, being great with Child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, behold, the angel of יהוה came upon them, and the glory of יהוה shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, “Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of Dawid a Saviour, who is the Messiah (B45haMashiach) YHWH. – Isa. 9:6
12 And this shall be a sign unto you: You shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God (Elohim), and saying,
14 “Glory to God (Elohim) in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem (Beit-Lechem), and see this thing which is come to pass, which יהוה hath made known unto us.”
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary (Miryam), and Joseph (Yosef), and the Babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary (Miryam) kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God (Elohim) for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His name was called YHWH, who was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb. – Lev.12:3
22 And when the days of her purification according to the teaching of Moses (torat Mosheh) were accomplished, they brought Him to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), to present Him to יהוה;
23 As it is written in the Torah of יהוה: “Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to יהוה”; – Exo. 13:2
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the Torah of יהוה, “A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” – Lev.12:8
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), whose name was Shimon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Yisrael; and the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) was upon him.
26 B60And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh), that he should not see death, before he had seen the Messiah YHWH. (et-Mashiach YHWH).
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the Child, YHWH, to do for Him after the custom of the Torah,
28 Then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and said,
29 “יהוה (YHWH), now lettest You Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word;
30 For mine eyes have seen Your salvation,
31 Which You have prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the nations, and the glory of Your people Yisrael.”
33 And Joseph (Yosef) and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of Him.
34 And Shimon blessed them, and said unto Mary (Miryam) His mother, “Behold, this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Yisrael; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four (eighty-four) years, who departed not from the temple, but served God ((Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto יהוה, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
39 And when they had performed all things according to the Torah of יהוה, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the Child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) was upon Him.
41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) every year at the feast of the Passover (Pesach).
42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the Child YHWH tarried behind in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and Joseph (Yosef) and His mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing Him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found Him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), seeking Him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said unto Him, “Son, why have You thus dealt with us? Behold, Your father and I have sought You sorrowing.”
49 And He said unto them, “How is it that you sought Me? Wist you not that I must be about My Father’s business?”
50 And they understood not the saying which He spake unto them.
51 And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them; but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And YHWH increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God (Elohim) and man.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judah (Yehudah), and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and His brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests (kohanim), the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) came unto John (Yochanan) the son of Zacharias (Zekharyah) in the wilderness.
3 And he came into all the country about Jordan (Yarden), preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah (Yeshayahu) the prophet, saying, “B49The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare you the way of יהוה (YHWH), make His paths straight. – Isa. 40:3, Mat. 3:3, Mar. 1:3
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; – Isa. 40:4
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).’” – Isa. 40:5
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, “O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, ‘We have Avraham to our father.’ For I say unto you, that God (Elohim) is able of these stones to raise up children unto Avraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees. Every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
10 And the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?”
11 He answereth and saith unto them, “He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise.”
12 Then came also tax collectors to be baptized, and said unto him, “Teacher (Rabbi), what shall we do?”
13 And he said unto them, “Exact no more than that which is appointed you.”
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, “And what shall we do?” And he said unto them, “Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.”
15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts of John (Yochanan), whether he was the Messiah (haMashiach), or not;
16 John (Yochanan) answered, saying unto them all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) and with fire;
17 Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable.”
18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John (Yochanan) in prison.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that YHWH also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 And the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and B53a voice came from heaven, who said, “You are My beloved B47Humanity; in You I am well pleased.”– Mat. 3:17, Mark 1:11
23 And YHWH Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph (Yosef), who was the son of Heli (Eli),
24 Who was the son of Mattat, who was the son of Lewi, who was the son of Melchi, who was the son of Yanah, who was the son of Joseph (Yosef),
25 Who was the son of Matthew (Mattityahu), who was the son of Amos, who was the son of Nachum, who was the son of Esli, who was the son of Naggai,
26 Who was the son of Maath, who was the son of Matthew (Mattityahu), who was the son of Semei, who was the son of Joseph (Yosef), who was the son of Juda (Yodah),
27 Who was the son of John (Yochanan), who was the son of Resha, who was the son of Zerubbbabel, who was the son of Shealtiel, who was the son of Neri,
28 Who was the son of Melchi, who was the son of Adi, who was the son of Cosam, who was the son of Elmodam, who was the son of Er,
29 Who was the son of Jose (Yeshua), who was the son of Eliezer, who was the son of Jorim (Yoram), who was the son of Mattat, who was the son of Lewi,
30 Who was the son of Shimon, who was the son of Juda (Yehudah), who was the son of Joseph (Yosef), who was the son of Jonan (Yonam), who was the son of Eliakim (Elyaqim),
31 Who was the son of Melea, who was the son of Menan, who was the son of Mattattah, who was the son of Nathan, who was the son of Dawid,
32 Who was the son of Jesse (Yishai), who was the son of Obed, who was the son of Boaz, who was the son of Salmon, who was the son of Naasson,
33 Who was the son of Aminadab, who was the son of Aram, who was the son of Esrom, who was the son of Phares, who was the son of Juda (Yehudah),
34 Who was the son of Jacob (Yaaqov), who was the son of Isaac (Yitschaq), who was the son of Avraham, who was the son of Thara, who was the son of Nachor,
35 Who was the son of Saruch, who was the son of Ragau, who was the son of Phalec, who was the son of Heber, who was the son of Sala,
36 Who was the son of Kenan, who was the son of Arphaxad, who was the son of Shem, who was the son of Noe (Noach), who was the son of Lamek,
37 Who was the son of Mathusala, who was the son of Enoch (Chanok), which was the son of Jared (Yered), who was the son of Mahalalel, who was the son of Cainan,
38 Who was the son of Enosh, who was the son of Shet, who was the son of Adam, who was the son of God (Elohim).
And YHWH being full of the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) returned from Jordan (Yarden), and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days He did eat nothing; and when they were ended, He afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto Him, “If You be the B47Humanity of El (YHWH), command this stone that it be made bread.”
4 And YHWH answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of יהוה (YHWH)’” – Deu. 8:3
5 And the devil, taking Him up into a high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto Him, “All this power will I give You, and the glory of them; for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If You therefore wilt worship me, all shall be Yours.”
8 And YHWH answered and said unto him, “Get you behind Me, Satan; for it is written, ‘You shalt worship יהוה your God (YHWH Eloheikha), and Him only shalt you serve.” – Deu. 6:13-14, 10:20
9 And he brought Him to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto Him, “If You be the B47Humanity of El (YHWH), cast Yourself down from here;
10 For it is written, ‘He shall give His angels charge over You, to keep You.
11 And in their hands they shall bear You up, lest at any time You dash Your foot against a stone.’” – Psa. 91:1-2
12 And YHWH answered and said unto him, “It is said, ‘You shalt not test יהוה your God (YHWH Eloheikhem).’” – Deu. 6:16
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from Him for a season.
14 And YHWH returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about.
15 And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Shabbat, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto Him the book of the prophet Isaiah (Yeshayahu). And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,
18 “The Spirit of יהוה (Ruach YHWH) is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the good tidings to the poor. He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, – Isa. 61:1
19 To preach the acceptable year of יהוה (YHWH)” – Isa. 61:2
20 And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
21 And He began to say unto them, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”
22 And all bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph (Yosef)’s son?”
23 And He said unto them, “You will surely say unto Me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.’”
24 And He said, “Verily I say unto you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Yisrael in the days of Elijah (Eliyahu), when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elijah (Eliyahu) sent, except unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Yisrael in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.”
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust Him out of the city, and led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong.
30 But He passing through the midst of them went His way,
31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the Shabbats.
32 And they were astonished at His doctrine (teaching), for His word was with power.
33 And in the synagogue there was a man, who had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
34 Saying, “Let us alone; what have we to do with You, You YHWH of Nazareth? Are You come to destroy us? I know You who You are; the Holy One of God (Elohim).”
35 And YHWH rebuked him, saying, “Hold your peace, and come out of him.” And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, “What a word is this!” For with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
37 And the fame of Him went out into every place of the country round about.
38 And He arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Shimon’s house. And Shimon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought Him for her.
39 And He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her; and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them.
41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, “You are Messiah (Mashiach) the B47Humanity of El (YHWH).” And He rebuking them allowed them not to speak, for they knew that He was the Messiah (haMashiach).
42 And when it was day, He departed and went into a desert place; and the people sought Him, and came unto Him, and stayed Him, that He should not depart from them.
43 And He said unto them, “I must preach the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) to other cities also, for therefore am I sent.”
44 And He preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), He stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And He entered into one of the ships, which was Shimon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when He had left speaking, He said unto Shimon, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.”
5 And Shimon answering said unto Him, “Teacher (Rabbi), we have toiled all the night, and have caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net broke.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, who were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Shimon Peter (Kefa) saw it, he fell down at YHWH’s knees, saying, “Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord (Adonai).”
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the catch of the fishes which they had taken:
10 And so was also Jacob (Yaaqov), and John (Yochanan), the sons of Zebedee (Zavdai), who were partners with Shimon. And YHWH said unto Shimon, “Fear not; from now on you shalt catch men.”
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him.
12 And it came to pass, when He was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy; who seeing YHWH fell on His face and besought Him, saying, “Lord (Adonai), if You wilt, You canst make me clean.”
13 And He put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, “I will; be you clean.” And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
14 And He warned him to tell no man; “But go, and shew yourself to the priest (kohen), and offer for your cleansing, according as Moses (Mosheh) commanded, for a testimony unto them.”
15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of Him; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
16 And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the B28aTorah sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, and Judah (Yehudah), and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and the power of יהוה (YHWH) was present to heal them.
18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man who was taken with a palsy; and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before Him.
19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before YHWH.
20 And when He saw their faith, He said unto him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) alone?
22 But when YHWH perceived their thoughts, He answering said unto them, “What reason you in your hearts?
23 Whether is easier, to say, ‘Your sins be forgiven you;’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?
24 But that you may know that the Son of man (haMashiach) hath power upon earth to forgive sins. (He said unto the sick of the palsy) I say unto you, ‘Arise, and take up your couch, and go into your house.’”
25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God (Elohim), and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today.”
27 And after these things He went forth, and saw a tax collector, named Lewi, sitting at the receipt of custom; and He said unto him, “Follow Me.”
28 And he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
29 And Lewi made Him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of tax collectors and of others that sat down with them.
30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against His disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”
31 And YHWH answering said unto them, “They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
33 And they said unto Him, “Why do the disciples of John (Yochanan) fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but You eat and drink?”
34 And He said unto them, “Can you make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.”
36 And He spake also a parable unto them: “No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new; for he saith, ‘The old is better.’”
And it came to pass on the second Shabbat after the first, that He went through the grainfields; and His disciples plucked the heads of grain, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, “Why do you that which is not lawful to do on the Shabbat?”
3 And YHWH answering them said, “Have you not read so much as this, what Dawid did, when himself was hungry, and they who were with him;
4 How he went into the house of God (Elohim), and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests (kohanim) alone?”
5 And He said unto them that: “The Son of man (haMashiach) is Lord (Adon) also of the Shabbat.”
6 And it came to pass also on another Shabbat, that He entered into the synagogue and taught; and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him, whether He would heal on the Shabbat; that they might find an accusation against Him.
8 But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.” And he arose and stood forth.
9 Then said YHWH unto them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Shabbat to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it?”
10 And looking round about upon them all, He said unto the man, “Stretch forth your hand.” And he did so; and his hand was restored whole as the other.
11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to YHWH.
12 And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to יהוה (YHWH).
13 And when it was day, He called unto Him His disciples; and of them He chose twelve, whom also He named apostles;
14 Shimon, (whom He also named Peter (Kefa), and Andrew his brother, Jacob (Yaaqov) and John (Yochanan), Philip and Bartholomew (Bar-Talmai),
15 Matthew (Mattityahu) and Thomas (Toma), James the son of Alphaeus (Yaaqov ben-Alpheus), and Shimon called Zelotes,
16 And Judas the son of James (Yehudah ben-Yaaqov), and Judas Iscariot (Yehudah Ishkeriot), who also was the traitor.
17 And He came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of His disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judah (Yehudah) and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed.
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him; for there went virtue out of Him, and healed them all.
20 And He lifted up His eyes on His disciples, and said, “Blessed be you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
21 Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man (haMashiach)’s sake.
23 Rejoice you in that day, and leap for joy, for, behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
24 But woe unto you that are rich! For you have received your consolation.
25 Woe unto you that are full! For you shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! For you shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
27 But I say unto you who hear: ‘Love your enemies, do good to them who hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them who despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth you on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away your cloke forbid not to take your coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of you; and of him that taketh away your goods ask them not again.
31 And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise.
32 For if you love them who love you, what credit have you? For sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if you do good to them who do good to you, what credit have you? For sinners also do even the same.
34 And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what credit have you? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Most High (haElyon); for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged; condemn not, and you shall not be condemned; forgive, and you shall be forgiven;
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, with that it shall be measured to you again.”
39 And He spake a parable unto them, “Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?
40 The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
41 And why look you the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in your own eye?
42 Either how canst you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me pull out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself see not the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of your own eye, and then shalt you see clearly to pull out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree brings forth good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil; for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
46 And why call you Me, ‘Lord (Adonai), Lord (Adonai),’ and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to Me, and heareth My sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man who built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house and could not shake it, for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”
Now when He had ended all His sayings in the audience of the people, He entered into Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto Him, was sick, and ready to die.
3 And when he heard of YHWH, he sent unto Him the elders of the Jews (Yehudim), beseeching Him that He would come and heal His servant.
4 And when they came to YHWH, they besought Him instantly, saying, “He was worthy for whom He should do this;
5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.”
6 Then YHWH went with them. And when He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying unto Him, “Lord (Adonai), trouble not Yourself, for I am not worthy that You shouldest enter under my roof.
7 Therefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto You, but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, ‘Go,’ and he goeth; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he cometh; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he doeth it.”
9 When YHWH heard these things, He marvelled at him, and turned about, and said unto the people that followed Him, “I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Yisrael.”
10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
11 And it came to pass the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and much people.
12 Now when He came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord (YHWH) saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, “Weep not.”
14 And He came and touched the bier (open coffin); and they that bare him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say unto you, ‘Arise.’”
15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.
16 And there came a fear on all; and they glorified God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), saying, “That a great prophet is risen up among us;” and that “God (Elohim) hath visited His people.”
17 And this rumour of Him went forth throughout all Judah (Yehudah), and throughout all the region round about.
18 And the disciples of John (Yochanan) shewed him of all these things.
19 And John (Yochanan) calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to YHWH, saying, “Art You He that should come? Or look we for another?”
20 When the men had come unto Him, they said, “John (Yochanan) Baptist hath sent us unto You, saying, ‘Art You He that should come? Or look we for another?’”
21 And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind He gave sight.
22 Then YHWH answering said unto them, “Go your way, and tell John (Yochanan) what things you have seen and heard; how that the blind sees, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel (good news) is preached.
23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me.”
24 And when the messengers of John (Yochanan) had departed, He began to speak unto the people concerning John (Yochanan), “What went you out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
25 But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they who are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
26 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is written: “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who shall prepare Your way before You. – Mal.3:1
28 For I say unto you, ‘Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist (Yochanan haMatvil); but he that is least in the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is greater than he.”
29 And all the people that heard Him, and the tax collectors, justified יהוה (YHWH), being baptized with the baptism of John (Yochanan).
30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of יהוה (YHWH) against themselves, being not baptized of him.
31 And the Lord (YHWH) said, “Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like?
32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, ‘We have piped unto you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not wept.’
33 For John the Baptist (Yochanan haMatvil) came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say, ‘He hath a devil.’
34 The Son of man (haMashiach) has come eating and drinking; and you say, ‘Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.”
36 And one of the Pharisees desired Him that He would eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that YHWH sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee who had bidden Him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, “This man, if He was a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth Him; for she is a sinner.”
40 And YHWH answering said unto him, “Shimon, I have somewhat to say unto you.” And he saith, “Teacher (Rabbi), say on.”
41 There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?”
43 Shimon answered and said, “I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most.” And He said unto him, “You have rightly judged.”
44 And He turned to the woman, and said unto Shimon, “Seest you this woman? I entered into your house, you gavest Me no water for My feet; but she hath washed My feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
45 You gavest Me no kiss, but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss My feet.
46 My head with oil you didst not anoint, but this woman hath anointed My feet with ointment.
47 Therefore I say unto you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
48 And He said unto her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 And they that sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves, “Who is this that forgiveth sins also?”
50 And He said to the woman, “Your faith hath saved you; go in peace.”
And it came to pass afterward, that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)); and the twelve were with Him,
2 And certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary (Miryam) called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
3 And Joanna (Yochanah) the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto Him of their substance.
4 And when much people were gathered together, and had come to Him out of every city, He spake by a parable:
5 “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundredfold.” And when He had said these things, He cried, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
9 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “What might this parable be?”
10 And He said, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)); but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. – Isa. 6:9
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, who, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick (menorah), that they who enter in may see the light.
17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
18 Take heed therefore how you hear; for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”
19 Then came to Him His mother and His brethren, and could not come to Him because of the crowd.
20 And it was told Him by certain who said, “Your mother and Your brethren stand outside, desiring to see You.”
21 And He answered and said unto them, “My mother and My brethren are these who hear the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and do it.”
22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that He went into a ship with His disciples; and He said unto them, “Let us go over unto the other side of the lake.” And they launched forth.
23 But as they sailed He fell asleep; and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
24 And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, “Teacher (Rabbi)! Teacher (Rabbi)! We perish.” Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And He said unto them, “Where is your faith?” And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, “What manner of man is this!” For He commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey Him.
26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.
27 And when He went forth to land, there met Him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
28 When he saw YHWH, he cried out, and fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with you, YHWH, you B47Humanity of God Most High (El Elyon)? I beseech You, torment me not.”
29 (For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
30 And YHWH asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many devils were entered into him.
31 And they besought Him that He would not command them to go out into the deep.
32 And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain; and they besought Him that He would allow them to enter into them. And He allowed them.
33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to YHWH, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of YHWH, clothed, and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
36 They also who saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear. And He went up into the ship, and returned back again.
38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought Him that he might be with Him; but YHWH sent him away, saying,
39 “Return to your own house, and shew how great things God (Elohim) hath done unto you.” And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things YHWH had done unto him.
40 And it came to pass, that, when YHWH had returned, the people gladly received Him; for they were all waiting for Him.
41 And, behold, there came a man named Yair, and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and he fell down at YHWH’s feet, and besought Him that He would come into his house;
42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay dying. But as He went the people thronged Him.
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment; and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45 And YHWH said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied, Peter (Kefa) and they that were with Him said, “Teacher (Rabbi), the multitude throng You and press You, and sayest You, “Who touched Me?”
46 And YHWH said, “Somebody hath touched Me, for I perceive that power has gone out of Me.”
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for what causes she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.
48 And He said unto her, “Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith hath made you whole, go in peace.”
49 While He yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead; trouble not the Teacher (Rabbi).”
50 But when YHWH heard it, He answered him, saying, “Fear not; believe only, and she shall be made whole.”
51 And when He came into the house, He allowed no man to go in, except Peter (Kefa), and Jacob (Yaaqov), and John (Yochanan), and the father and the mother of the maiden.
52 And all wept, and bewailed her; but He said, “Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.”
53 And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, “Maid, arise.”
55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway; and He commanded to give her to eat.
56 And her parents were astonished; but He warned them that they should tell no man what was done.”
Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2 And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and to heal the sick.
3 And He said unto them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4 And whatsoever house you enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.”
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel (good news), and healing every where.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him; and He was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John (Yochanan) was risen from the dead;
8 And of some, that Elijah (Eliyahu) had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9 And Herod said, “John (Yochanan) have I beheaded; but who is this, of whom I hear such things?” And he desired to see Him.
10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told Him all that they had done. And He took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
11 And the people, when they knew it, followed Him; and He received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and healed them that had need of healing.
12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals; for we are here in a desert place.”
13 But He said unto them, “Give you them to eat.” And they said, “We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.”
14 For they were about five thousand men. And He said to His disciples, “Make them sit down by fifties in a company.”
15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
16 Then He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
17 And they did eat, and were all filled; and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
18 And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with him; and He asked them, saying, “Whom say the people that I am?”
19 They answering said, “John the Baptist (Yochanan haMatvil); but some say, Elijah (Eliyahu); and others say that one of the old prophets is risen again.”
20 He said unto them, “But whom say you that I am?” Peter (Kefa) answering said, “You are the Anointed One of God (Mashiach haElohim atah).”
21 And He straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
22 Saying, “The Son of man (haMashiach) must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests (kohanim) and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.”
23 And He said to them all, “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake daily, and follow Me.
24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, but whosoever will lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gains the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of man (haMashiach) be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).”
28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, He took Peter (Kefa) and John (Yochanan) and Jacob (Yaaqov), and went up into a mountain to pray.
29 And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistering.
30 And, behold, there talked with Him two men, who were Moses (Mosheh) and Elijah (Eliyahu);
31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
32 But Peter (Kefa) and they that were with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were awake, they saw His glory, and the two men that stood with Him.
33 And it came to pass, as they departed from Him, Peter (Kefa) said unto YHWH, “Teacher (Rabbi), it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses (Mosheh), and one for Elijah (Eliyahu); not knowing what he said.
34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them; and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved B47Humanity; hear Him.
36 And when the voice was past, YHWH was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met Him.
38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, “Teacher (Rabbi), I beseech You, look upon my son; for he is mine only child.
39 And, behold, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
40 And I besought Your disciples to cast him out; and they could not.”
41 And YHWH answering said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring your son hither.”
42 And as he was yet coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And YHWH rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH). But while they wondered every one at all things which YHWH did, He said unto His disciples,
44 “Let these sayings sink down into your ears, for the Son of man (haMashiach) shall be delivered into the hands of men.”
45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not; and they feared to ask Him of that saying.
46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
47 And YHWH, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by Him,
48 And said unto them, “Whosoever shall receive this child in My name receiveth Me; and whosoever shall receive Me receiveth Him that sent Me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.”
49 And John (Yochanan) answered and said, “Teacher (Rabbi), we saw one casting out devils in Your name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.”
50 And YHWH said unto him, “Forbid him not, for he that is not against us is for us.”
51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim),
52 And sent messengers before His face; and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him.
53 And they did not receive Him, because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
54 And when His disciples Jacob (Yaaqov) and John (Yochanan) saw this, they said, “Lord (Adonai), wilt You that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah (Eliyahu) did?”
55 But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, “You know not what manner of spirit you are of.
56 For the Son of man (haMashiach) did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” And they went to another village.
57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto Him, “Lord (Adonai), I will follow You whithersoever You goest.”
58 And YHWH said unto him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man (haMashiach) hath not where to lay His head.”
59 And He said unto another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord (Adonai), let me first to go and bury my father.”
60 YHWH said unto him, “Let the dead bury their dead; but go you and preach the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).”
61 And another also said, “Lord (Adonai), I will follow You; but let me first go bid them farewell, who are at home at my house.”
62 And YHWH said unto him, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).”
After these things the Lord (YHWH) appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come.
2 Therefore said He unto them, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray you therefore the Lord God (El Adon) of the Harvest (haQatsir), that He would send forth labourers into His harvest.
3 Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way.
5 And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’
6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall turn to you again.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8 And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you;
9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, ‘The kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is come near unto you.’
10 But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
11 ‘Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you; notwithstanding be you sure of this, that the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is come near unto you.’
12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13 Woe unto you, Chorazin! Woe unto you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell (sheol). – Isa.14:13, 15
16 He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me.”
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, “Lord (Adonai), even the devils are subject unto us through Your name.”
18 And He said unto them, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
21 In that hour YHWH rejoiced in Spirit, and said, “I thank You, O Father, Lord (Adon) of the heaven and the earth, that You have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes; even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Your sight.
22 All things are delivered to Me of My Father; and no man knoweth who the B47Son (Humanity of El) is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the B47Son, and to him whom the B47Son will to reveal Him.”
23 And He turned Himself unto His disciples, and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes who see the things that you see;
24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.”
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tested Him, saying, “Teacher (Rabbi), what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said unto him, “What is written in the Torah? How readest you?”
27 And he answering said, “You shalt love יהוה your God (YHWH Eloheikha) with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” – Deu. 6:5, Lev. 19:18
28 And He said unto him, “You have answered right; this do, and you shalt live.”
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto YHWH, “And who is my neighbour?”
30 And YHWH answering said, “A certain man went down from Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) to Yericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest (kohen) that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite (Lewi), when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, ‘Take care of him; and whatsoever you spendest more, when I come again, I will repay you.’
36 Which now of these three, thinkest you, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?”
37 And he said, “He that shewed mercy on him.” Then said YHWH unto him, “Go, and do you likewise.”
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary (Miryam), who also sat at YHWH’s feet, and heard His word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, “Lord (Adonai), dost You not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she helps me.”
41 And YHWH answered and said unto her, “Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things;
42 But one thing is needful; and Mary (Miryam) hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
And it came to pass, that, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said unto Him, “Lord (Adonai), teach us to pray, as John (Yochanan) also taught His disciples.
2 And He said unto them, “When you pray, say: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”
5 And He said unto them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?’
7 And he from within shall answer and say, ‘Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give you.’
8 I say unto you, though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
9 And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) to them that ask Him?”
14 And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
15 But some of them said, “He casteth out devils through Beelzebul (Baal Zebub) the chief of the devils.”
16 And others, testing Him, sought of Him a sign from heaven.
17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebul (Baal Zebub).
19 And if I by Beelzebul (Baal Zebub) cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God (Elohim) cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace;
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
23 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth.
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, ‘I will return unto my house whence I came out.’
25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”
27 And it came to pass, as He spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto Him, “Blessed is the womb that bare You, and the paps which You have sucked.”
28 But He said, “Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and keep it.”
29 And when the people were gathered thick together, He began to say, “This is an evil generation. They seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas (Yonah) the prophet.
30 For as Jonas (Yonah) was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man (haMashiach) be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them; for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon (Shelomoh); and, behold, a greater than Solomon (Shelomoh) is here.
32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonas (Yonah); and, behold, a greater than Jonas (Yonah) is here.
33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick (menorah), that they who come in may see the light.
34 The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.
36 If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give you light.”
37 And as He spake, a certain Pharisee besought Him to dine with him; and He went in, and sat down to meat.
38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that He had not first washed before dinner.
39 And the Lord (YHWH) said unto him, “Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
40 You fools, did not he that made that which is outside make that which is within also?
41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God (Elohim); these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! For you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.”
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto Him, “Teacher (Rabbi), thus saying You reproachest us also.”
46 And He said, “Woe unto you also, you lawyers! For you lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe unto you! For you build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
48 Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchres.
49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God (Elohim), ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay 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 (Hevel) unto the blood of Zacharias (Zekharyah), who perished between the altar and the temple; verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation.
52 Woe unto you, lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.”
53 And as He said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things;
54 Laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, He began to say unto His disciples first of all, “Beware you of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3 Therefore whatsoever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which you have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
4 And I say unto you my friends, ‘Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear Him, who after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell (sheol); yea, I say unto you, fear Him.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God (Elohim)?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.
8 Also I say unto you, whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man (haMashiach) also confess before the angels of God (Elohim);
9 But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God (Elohim).
10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take you no thought how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say;
12 For the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.”
13 And one of the company said unto Him, “Teacher (Rabbi), speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.”
14 And He said unto him, “Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?”
15 And He said unto them, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
16 And He spake a parable unto them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully;
17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?’
18 And he said, ‘This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”’
20 But God (Elohim) said unto him, ‘You fool! This night your soul shall be required of you; then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?’
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God (Elohim).”
22 And He said unto His disciples, “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on.
23 The life is more than food, and the body is more than raiment.
24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God (Elohim) feedeth them; how much more are you better than the fowls?
25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
26 If you then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take you thought for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon (Shelomoh) in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God (Elohim) so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and your Father knoweth that you have need of these things.
31 But rather seek you the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)); and all these things shall be added unto you.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
36 And you yourselves like unto men that wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the master when he cometh shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have let his house to be broken through.
40 Be you therefore ready also, for the Son of man (haMashiach) cometh at an hour when you think not.”
41 Then Peter (Kefa) said unto Him, “Lord (Adonai), speakest You this parable unto us, or even to all?”
42 And the Lord (YHWH) said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing.
44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
45 But and if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master delayeth his coming;’ and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
46 The master of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
47 And that servant, who knew his master’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
51 Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, nay; but rather division;
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”
54 And He said also to the people, “When you see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway you say, ‘There cometh a shower;’ and so it is.
55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be heat;’ and it cometh to pass.
56 You hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?
57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?
58 When you goest with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are in the way, give diligence that you mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer cast you into prison.
59 I tell you, you shalt not depart thence, till you have paid the very last mite.”
There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And YHWH answering said unto them, “Suppose you that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you, nay; but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think you that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim)?
5 I tell you, nay; but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.”
6 He spake also this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, ‘Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none; cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?’
8 And he answering said unto him, ‘Master, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it;
9 And if it bears fruit, well; and if not, then after that you shalt cut it down.’”
10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Shabbat.
11 And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12 And when YHWH saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”
13 And He laid his hands on her; and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God (Elohim).
14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that YHWH had healed on the Shabbat day, and said unto the people, “There are six days in which men ought to work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Shabbat day.”
15 The Lord (Adonai) then answered him, and said, “You hypocrite! Doth not each one of you on the Shabbat loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Avraham, whom Satan hath bound, behold, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Shabbat day?”
17 And when He had said these things, all His adversaries were ashamed; and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
18 Then said He, “Unto what is the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) like? And whereunto shall I resemble it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.”
20 And again He said, “Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH))?
21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.”
22 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
23 Then said one unto Him, “Lord (Adonai), are there few that be saved?” And He said unto them,
24 “Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord (Adonai), Lord (Adonai), open unto us;’ and He shall answer and say unto you, ‘I know you not whence you are.’
26 Then shall you begin to say, ‘We have eaten and drunk in Your presence, and You have taught in our streets.’
27 But He shall say, ‘I tell you, I know you not whence you are; depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Avraham, and Isaac (Yitschaq), and Jacob (Yaaqov), and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and you yourselves thrust out.
29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
30 And, behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.”
31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto Him, “Get You out, and depart hence; for Herod will kill You.”
32 And He said unto them, “Go you, and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’
33 Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet perishes out of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and you would not!
35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate; and verily I say unto you, you shall not see Me, until the time come when you shall say, ‘Blessed is He that cometh in the name of יהוה (YHWH).’” – Psa. 118:26
And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Shabbat day, that they watched Him.
2 And, behold, there was a certain man before Him who had the dropsy.
3 And YHWH answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Shabbat day?”
4 And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go;
5 And answered them, saying, “Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Shabbat day?”
6 And they could not answer Him again to these things.
7 And He put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
8 “When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than you be bidden of him;
9 And he that bade you and him come and say to you, ‘Give this man place;’ and you begin with shame to take the lowest room.
10 But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you cometh, he may say unto you, ‘Friend, go up higher;’ then shalt you have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with you.
11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
12 Then said He also to him that bade Him, “When you makest a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brethren, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbours; lest they also bid you again, and a recompence be made you.
13 But when you makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind;
14 And you shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense you; for you shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”
15 And when one of them that sat at meat with Him heard these things, he said unto Him, ‘Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).’
16 Then said He unto him, “A certain man made a great supper, and bade many;
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, ‘Come; for all things are now ready.’
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it. I pray you have me excused.’
19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yokes of oxen, and I go to prove them. I pray you have me excused.’
20 And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
21 So that servant came, and shewed his master 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 hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.’
22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.’
23 And the master said unto the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, that none of those men who were bidden shall taste of my supper.’”
25 And there went great multitudes with Him; and He turned, and said unto them,
26 “If any man come to Me, and hate (love less) not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
27 And whosoever doth not bear his stake, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, ‘This man began to build, and was not able to finish.’
31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.
34 Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
Then drew near unto Him all the tax collectors and sinners for to hear Him.
2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, “This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.”
3 And He spake this parable unto them, saying,
4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, ‘Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.’
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, who need no repentance.
8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she finds it?
9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.’
10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God (Elohim) over one sinner that repenteth.”
11 And He said, “A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.’ And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you,
19 And am no more worthy to be called your son;’ make me as one of your hired servants.”’
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.’
22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to be merry.
25 Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
27 And he said unto him, ‘Your brother is come; and your father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.’
28 And he was angry, and would not go in; therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
29 And he answering said to his father, ‘Behold, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment; and yet you never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends.
30 But as soon as this your son was come, who hath devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf.
31 And he said unto him, ‘Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.
32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad; for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.’”
And He said also unto His disciples: “There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
2 And he called him, and said unto him, ‘How is it that I hear this of you? Give an account of your stewardship; for you mayest be no longer steward.’
3 Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master taketh away from me the stewardship; I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’
5 So he called every one of his master’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, ‘How much owest you unto my master?’
6 And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said unto him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.’
7 Then said he to another, ‘And how much owest you?’ And he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said unto him, ‘Take your bill, and write fourscore (eighty).’
8 And the master commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely; for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
9 And I say unto you, ‘Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall 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 the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God (Elohim) and mammon.”
14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things; and they derided Him.
15 And He said unto them, “You are they who justify yourselves before men; but God (Elohim) knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God (Elohim).
16 The Torah and the Prophets (Nevi’im) were until John (Yochanan); since that time the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is preached, and every man presseth into it.
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the B28aTorah to fail.
18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Avraham’s bosom; the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell (sheol) he lifts up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Avraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, ‘Father Avraham, 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 tormented in this flame.’
25 But Avraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime receivedst your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.’
27 Then he said, ‘I pray you therefore, father, that you wouldest send him to my father’s house;
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’
29 Avraham saith unto him, ‘They have Moses (Mosheh) and the prophets; let them hear them.’
30 And he said, ‘Nay, father Avraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.’
31 And he said unto him, ‘If they hear not Moses (Mosheh) and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.’”
Then said He unto the disciples, “It is impossible but that offences will come; but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2 It were better for him that a millstone was hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
4 And if he trespasses against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, ‘I repent;’ you shalt forgive him.”
5 And the apostles said unto the Lord (YHWH), “Increase our faith.”
6 And the Lord (YHWH) said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say unto this sycamine tree, ‘Be you plucked up by the root, and be you planted in the sea;’ and it should obey you.
7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, ‘Go and sit down to meat’?
8 And will not rather say unto him, ‘Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward you shalt eat and drink’?
9 Doth he thanks that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.’”
11 And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off.
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, “YHWH our Teacher (Rabbi), have mercy on us.”
14 And when He saw them, He said unto them, “Go shew yourselves unto the priests (kohanim).” And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified יהוה (YHWH),
16 And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.
17 And YHWH answering said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God (Elohim), except this stranger.”
19 And He said unto him, “Arise, go your way; your faith hath made you whole.”
20 And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) should come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) cometh not with observation;
21 Neither shall they say, ‘Behold here!’ Or, ‘Behold there!’ For, behold, the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is within you.”
22 And He said unto the disciples, “The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man (haMashiach), and you shall not see it.
23 And they shall say to you, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ Go not after them, nor follow them.
24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man (haMashiach) be in His day.
25 But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
26 And as it was in the days of Noe (Noach), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man (haMashiach).
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe (Noach) entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man (haMashiach) is revealed.
31 In that day, he who shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away; and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
32 Remember Lot’s wife.
33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
37 And they answered and said unto him, “Where, Lord (Adonai)?” And He said unto them, “Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.”
And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying: “There was in a city a judge, who feared not God (Elohim), neither regarded man;
3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, ‘Avenge me of mine adversary.’
4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I fear not God (Elohim), nor regard man;
5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’
6 And the Lord (YHWH) said, “Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God (Elohim) avenge His own elect, who cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?
8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man (haMashiach) cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?”
9 And He spake this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God (Elohim), I thank You, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.’
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, ‘God (Elohim) be merciful to me a sinner.’
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
15 And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them; but when His disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16 But YHWH called them unto Him, and said, “Let little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).
17 Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”
18 And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher (Rabbi), what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 And YHWH said unto him, “Why callest you Me good? None is good, except one, that is, God (Elohim).
20 You knowest the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honour your father and your mother.’”
21 And he said, “All these have I kept from my youth up.”
22 Now when YHWH heard these things, He said unto him, “Yet lackest you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute unto the poor, and you shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful; for he was very rich.
24 And when YHWH saw that he was very sorrowful, He said, “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH))!
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).”
26 And they that heard it said, “Who then can be saved?”
27 And He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God (Elohim).”
28 Then Peter (Kefa) said, “Behold, we have left all, and followed you.”
29 And He said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, there is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH))’s sake,
30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.”
31 Then He took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man (haMashiach) shall be accomplished.
32 For He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles (Goyim), and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on.
33 And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death; and the third day He shall rise again.”
34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
35 And it came to pass, that as He was come near unto Yericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging;
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that YHWH of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, “YHWH, You son (descendant) of Dawid, have mercy on me.”
39 And they who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace; but he cried so much the more, “You son (descendant) of Dawid, have mercy on me.”
40 And YHWH stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him; and when he was come near, He asked him,
41 Saying, “What wilt you that I shall do unto you?” And he said, “Lord (Adonai), that I may receive my sight.”
42 And YHWH said unto him, “Receive your sight; your faith hath saved you.”
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God (Elohim); and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God (Elohim).
And YHWH entered and passed through Yericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the tax collectors, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see YHWH who He was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see Him; for He was to pass that way.
5 And when YHWH came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, “Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at your house.”
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received Him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, “That He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.”
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord (YHWH): “Behold, my Lord (Adonai), the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.”
9 And YHWH said unto him, “This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Avraham.
10 For the Son of man (haMashiach) has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
11 And as they heard these things, He added and spake a parable, because He was near to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and because they thought that the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) should immediately appear.
12 He said therefore, “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, ‘Occupy till I come.’
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’
15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your pound hath gained ten pounds.’
17 And he said unto him, ‘Well, you good servant; because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.’
18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your pound hath gained five pounds.’
19 And he said likewise to him, ‘Be you also over five cities.’
20 And another came, saying, ‘Master, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin;
21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man; you takest up that you layedst not down, and reapest that you didst not sow.’
22 And he saith unto him, ‘Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow;
23 Wherefore then gavest not you my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?’
24 And he said unto them that stood by, ‘Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.’
25 (And they said unto him, ‘Lord (Master), he hath ten pounds.’)
26 For I say unto you, that unto every one who hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
27 But those mine enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.’”
28 And when He had thus spoken, He went before, ascending up to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
29 And it came to pass, when He was come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
30 Saying, “Go you into the village over against you; in the which at your entering you shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat; loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if any man asks you, ‘Why do you loose him?’ thus shall you say unto him, ‘Because the Lord (Adonai) hath need of him.’”
32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as He had said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, “Why loose you the colt?”
34 And they said, “The Lord (Adonai) hath need of him.”
35 And they brought him to YHWH; and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set YHWH thereon.
36 And as He went, they spread their clothes in the way.
37 And when He was come near, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God (Elohim) with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, “Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of יהוה (YHWH); peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.” – Psa. 118:26
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, “Teacher (Rabbi), rebuke Your disciples.”
40 And He answered and said unto them, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”
41 And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it,
42 Saying, “If you hadst known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong unto your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
43 For the days shall come upon you, that your enemies shall cast a trench about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side,
44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another; because you knewest not the time of your visitation.”
45 And He went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
46 Saying unto them, “It is written: ‘My house is the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.’”– Isa.56:7, Jer.7:11
47 And He taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests (kohanim) and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy Him,
48 And could not find what they might do; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.
And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel (good news), the chief priests (kohanim) and the scribes came upon Him with the elders,
2 And spake unto Him, saying, “Tell us, by what authority doest You these things? Or who is he that gave You this authority?”
3 And He answered and said unto them, “I will also ask you one thing; and answer Me:
4 The baptism of John (Yochanan), was it from heaven, or of men?”
5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we shall say, ‘From heaven;’ He will say, ‘Why then believed you Him not?’
6 But and if we say, ‘Of men;’ all the people will stone us; for they be persuaded that John (Yochanan) was a prophet.”
7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
8 And YHWH said unto them, “Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.”
9 Then began He to speak to the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
12 And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
13 Then said the master of the vineyard, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him when they see him.’
14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.’
15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the master of the vineyard do unto them?
16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others.” And when they heard it, they said, “God (Elohim) forbid.”
17 And He beheld them, and said, “What is this then that is written: ‘The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner’? – Psa. 118:22
18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19 And the chief priests (kohanim) and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on Him; and they feared the people; for they perceived thatHhe had spoken this parable against them.
20 And they watched Him, and sent forth spies, who should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor.
21 And they asked Him, saying, “Teacher (Rabbi), we know that You sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest You the person of any, but teachest the way of God (Elohim) truly.
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute (poll-tax) unto Caesar, or no?”
23 But He perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, “Why test you Me?
24 Shew Me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it?” They answered and said, “Caesar’s.”
25 And He said unto them, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God (Elohim) the things which be God (Elohim)’s.”
26 And they could not take hold of His words before the people; and they marvelled at His answer, and held their peace.
27 Then came to Him certain of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked Him,
28 Saying, “Teacher (Rabbi), Moses (Mosheh) wrote unto us, ‘If any man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.’ – Deu. 25:5
29 There were therefore seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and died without children.
30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children, and died.
32 Last of all the woman died also.
33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? For seven had her as wife.”
34 And YHWH answering said unto them, “The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage;
35 But they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage;
36 Neither can they die any more; for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God (Elohim), being the children of the resurrection.
37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses (Mosheh) shewed at the bush, when he calleth יהוה (YHWH) the God (Elohim) of Avraham, and the God (Elohim) of Isaac (Yitschaq), and the God (Elohim) of Jacob (Yaaqov). – Exo. 3:6
38 For He is not a God (Elohim) of the dead, but of the living; for all live unto Him.”
39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, “Teacher (Rabbi), You have well said.”
40 And after that they durst not ask Him any question at all.
41 And He said unto them, “How say they that the Messiah (haMashiach) is Dawid’s son?
42 And Dawid himself saith in the book of Psalms, ‘יהוה said unto my Lord (Adoni), “Sit You on My right hand,
43 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’ – Psa. 110:1
44 Dawid therefore calleth Him ‘Lord (Adon)’, how is He then his son?”
45 Then in the audience of all the people He said unto His disciples,
46 “Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
47 Who devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers; the same shall receive greater damnation.”
And He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And He saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And He said, “Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all;
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God (Elohim); but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, He said,
6 “As for these things which you behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
7 And they asked Him, saying, “Teacher (Rabbi), but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?”
8 And He said, “Take heed that you be not deceived; for many shall come in My name, saying, ‘I am He;’ and the time draweth near; go you not therefore after them.
9 But when you shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.”
10 Then said he unto them, “Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you shall answer;
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And you shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And you shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake.
18 But there shall not a hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess you your souls.
20 And when you shall see Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near.
21 Then let them which are in Judah (Yehudah) flee to the mountains; and let them who are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) shall be trodden down of the Gentiles (Goyim), until the times of the Gentiles (Goyim) be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man (haMashiach) coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth near.
29 And He spake to them a parable: “Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, you see and know of your own selves that summer is now near at hand.
31 So likewise you, when you see these things come to pass, know you that the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) is near at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My words shall not pass away.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man (haMashiach).”
37 And in the day time He was teaching in the temple; and at night He went out, and abode in the mount that is called the Mount of Olives.
38 And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him.
Now the B20Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag haMatzot) drew near, which is called the B19Passover (Pesach).
2 And the chief priests (kohanim) and scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.
3 Then entered Satan into Judas (Yehudah) surnamed Iscariot (Ishkeriot), being of the number of the twelve.
4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests (kohanim) and captains, how he might betray Him unto them.
5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the Passover lamb (Pesach) must be killed.
8 And He sent Peter (Kefa) and John (Yochanan), saying, “Go and prepare us the Passover (Pesach), that we may eat.”
9 And they said unto Him, “Where wilt you that we prepare?”
10 And He said unto them, “Behold, when you are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
11 And you shall say unto the goodman of the house, “Our Teacher (Rabbi) saith unto you, ‘Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the Passover (Pesach) with My disciples?’
12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished; there make ready.”
13 And they went, and found as He had said unto them; and they made ready the Passover (Pesach).
14 And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
15 And He said unto them, “With desire I have desired to eat this Passover (Pesach) with you before I suffer;
16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).”
17 And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves;
18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) shall come.”
19 And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of Me.”
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant (haBerit haChadashah) in My blood, which is shed for you.
21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me is with Me on the table.
22 And truly the Son of man (haMashiach) goeth as it was determined; but woe unto that man by whom He is betrayed!”
23 And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
25 And He said unto them, “The kings of the Gentiles (Goyim) exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But you shall not be so; but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat? But I am among you as he that serveth.
28 You are they who have continued with Me in My trials.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as My Father hath appointed unto Me;
30 That you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Yisrael.”
31 And the Lord (YHWH) said, “Shimon, Shimon (Peter), behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat;
32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fails not; and when you have converted (turned back in repentance), strengthen your brethren.”
33 And he said unto Him, “My Lord (Adonai), I am ready to go with You, both into prison, and to death.”
34 And He said, “I tell you, Peter (Kefa), the cock shall not crow this day, before that you shalt thrice deny that you knowest Me.”
35 And He said unto them, “When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked you any thing?” And they said, “Nothing.”
36 Then said He unto them, “But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip; and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in Me: ‘And he was reckoned among the transgressors;’ for the things concerning Me have an end.” – Isa. 53:12
38 And they said, “Our Lord (Adonai), behold, here are two swords.” And He said unto them, “It is enough.”
39 And He came out, and went, as He was wont, to the Mount of Olives; and His disciples also followed Him.
40 And when He was at the place, He said unto them, “Pray that you enter not into temptation.”
41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42 Saying, “Father, if you be willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
43 And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
44 And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat was as it was great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45 And when He rose up from prayer, and was come to His disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow,
46 And said unto them, “Why sleep you? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”
47 And while He yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas (Yehudah), one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto YHWH to kiss Him.
48 But YHWH said unto him, “Judas (Yehudah), betrayest you the Son of man (haMashiach) with a kiss?”
49 When they who were about Him saw what would follow, they