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Gospel of Luke


The Evangel According to Luke

Chapter 1

1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which were fulfilled among us

2 (even as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of The Word),

3 it seemed good to me also (having traced the course of all things accurately from the first), to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus,

4 that you might know the certainty concerning the things which you were instructed.

5 There was in the days of Herod, king of Yahudah [Judah, Judaea], a certain priest named Zacharyah [Zacharias], of the course of Abiyah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

6 They were both righteous before Yahwah [YHWH], walking in all the commandments and ordinances of Yahwah blameless.

7 They had no child, Elisabeth was barren, and they were both now well stricken in years.

8 Now it came to pass, he executed the priest's office before Yahwah in the order of his course

9 (according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of Yahwah and burn incense).

10 The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.

11 There appeared to him a malak [servant] of Yahwah standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

12 Zacharyah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

13 But the malak said to him: Do not fear, Zacharyah. Your supplication is heard, your wife Elisabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name Yahchanan [John].

14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

15 He will be great in the sight of Yahwah, he will drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with Yahwah's Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

16 Many of the children of Yisrayah [Israel] he will turn to Yahwah their Father.

17 He will go before His face in the spirit and power of Eliyah [Elijah] (to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just), to make ready for Yahwah a people prepared for Him.

18 Zacharyah said to the malak: How will I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

19 The malak answering said to him: I am Gabriyah, who stands in the presence of Yahwah. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you these good tidings.

20 Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak until the day these things come to pass, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their season.

21 The people were waiting for Zacharyah, and they marvelled while he tarried in the temple.

22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They perceived that he saw a vision in the temple. He continued making signs to them, and remained dumb.

23 It came to pass, when the days of his ministration were fulfilled, he departed to his house.

24 After these days Elisabeth his wife conceived. She hid herself five months, saying:

25 Thus has Yahwah done to me in the days when He looked upon me, to take away my reproach among men.

26 Now in the sixth month the malak Gabriyah was sent from Yahwah to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Yahusef [Joseph], of the house of David. The virgin's name was Miriam [Mary].

28 He came in to her, and said: Hail, you who are highly favored, Yahwah is with you.

29 She was greatly troubled at the saying, and wondered in her mind what manner of salutation this might be.

30 The malak said to her: Do not fear, Miriam, for you have found favor with Yahwah.

31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son. Call His name Yahushua [Yahwah-saves].

32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. Yahwah our Father will give to Him the throne of His father David.

33 He will reign over the house of Yaacob [Jacob] forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.

34 Miriam said to the malak: How will this be, seeing I do not know a man?

35 The malak answered, and said to her: Yahwah's Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. The holy thing which is begotten will be called the Son of Yahwah.

36 Behold, Elisabeth your kinswoman, she has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

37 No word from Yahwah will be void of power.

38 Miriam said: Behold the handmaid of Yahwah, be it to me according to your word. The malak departed from her.

39 Miriam arose in these days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Yahudah [Judah],

40 entered into the house of Zacharyah, and saluted Elisabeth.

41 It came to pass, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Miriam, the babe leaped in her womb. Elisabeth was filled with Yahwah's Spirit.

42 She lifted up her voice with a loud cry, and said: Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

43 What is this to me, that the mother of my Master should come to me?

44 Behold, when the voice of your salutation came into my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

45 Blessed is she who believes, for there will be a fulfilment of the things which were spoken to her from Yahwah.

46 Miriam said: My soul magnifies Yahwah,

47 and my spirit rejoices in Yahwah my Savior.

48 He looked upon the low estate of his handmaid, for behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed.

49 He who is mighty did great things to me, set-apart is His Name.

50 His mercy is to generations and generations on those who fear Him.

51 He shows strength with His arm, He scatters the proud in the imagination of their heart.

52 He put down princes from their thrones, and has exalted those of low degree.

53 He filled the hungry with good things, and He sent the rich away empty.

54 He gave help to Yisrayah [Israel] his servant, that he might remember mercy

55 (as He spoke to our fathers) toward Abraham and his seed forever.

56 Miriam abode with her about three months, and returned to her house.

57 Now Elisabeth's time was fulfilled that she should be delivered, and she brought forth a son.

58 Her neighbors and her kinsfolk heard that Yahwah had magnified His mercy towards her, and they rejoiced with her.

59 It came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child. They would have called him Zacharyah, after the name of the father.

60 His mother answered, and said: Not so. He will be called Yahchanan [YHWH is merciful].

61 They said to her: There is none of your kindred who is called by this name.

62 They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying: His name is Yahchanan. They all marvelled.

64 His mouth was opened immediately, his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing Yahwah.

65 Fear came on all who dwelt round about them, and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Yahudah.

66 All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying: What then will this child be? For the hand of Yahwah was with him.

67 His father Zacharyah was filled with Yahwah's Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

68 Blessed is Yahwah, the Father of Yisrayah. He visits and brings redemption for His people.

69 He raises up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,

70 as He spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets who were from of old:

71 Salvation from our enemies, from the hand of all who hate us;

72 To show mercy towards our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant;

73 The oath which He spoke to Abraham our father;

74 To grant to us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies should serve Him without fear;

75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.

76 Yea and you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High. You will go before the face of Yahwah to make His ways ready,

77 to give knowledge of salvation to His people in the remission of their sins.

78 The tender mercy of our Father, the dayspring from on high, will visit us;

79 to shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

80 The child grew, became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Yisrayah.

Chapter 2

1 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled.

2 This was the first enrollment [census] made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.

3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.

4 Yahusef also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Yahudah, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and family of David [1 Samuel 17:58]),

5 to enroll himself with Miriam (who was betrothed to him, being great with child).

6 It came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered.

7 She brought forth her firstborn son. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 There were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

9 A malak of Yahwah stood by them, the glory of Yahwah shone round about them, and they were very afraid.

10 The malak said to them: Do not be afraid. Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which are to all the people.

11 There is born a Savior to you today in the city of David, who is annointed the King.

12 This is the sign to you: You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

13 Suddenly there was with the malak a multitude of the heavenly host praising Yahwah, saying:

14 Glory to Yahwah in the highest, and on earth peace among men in whom He is well pleased.

15 It came to pass, when the malaks went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us now go over to Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which Yahwah made known to us [Micah 5:1-2].

16 They came with haste, and found both Miriam, Yahusef, and the babe lying in the manger.

17 When they saw it, they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

18 All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.

19 Miriam kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.

20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising Yahwah for all the things they heard and saw, even as it was spoken to them.

21 When eight days were fulfilled for circumcising Him, His Name was called Yahushua [YHWH-saves], which was so called by the malak before He was conceived in the womb.

22 When the days of their purification according to the law of Moshe were fulfilled, they brought Him up to Yerusalem, to present Him to Yahwah

23 (as it is written in the law of Yahwah: Every male that opens the womb will be called holy to Yahwah),

24 and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of Yahwah: A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25 Behold, there was a man in Yerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Yisrayah, and Yahwah's Spirit was upon him.

26 It was revealed to him by Yahwah's Spirit, that he should not see death before he saw Yahwah's Messiah.

27 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child Yahushua, that they might do concerning Him after the custom of the law,

28 he received Him into his arms, blessed Yahwah, and said:

29 Now let your servant depart in peace, Yahwah, according to your word.

30 My eyes see your salvation

31 which you prepared before the face of all peoples,

32 a Light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Yisrayah.

33 His father and his mother were marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning Yahushua.

34 Simeon blessed them, and said to Miriam His mother: Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Yisrayah, and for a sign which is spoken against.

35 Yea, a sword will pierce through your own soul, thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.

36 There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,

37 and she was a widow even to fourscore and four years), who did not depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day.

38 Coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to Yahwah, and spoke of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Yerusalem.

39 When they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of Yahwah, they returned into Galilee, to their own city of the Nazarenes.

40 The child grew, became strong, filled with wisdom, and the grace of Yahwah was upon Him.

41 His parents went every year to Yerusalem at the feast of the passover.

42 When He was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast.

43 When they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Yahushua tarried behind in Yerusalem, and His parents did not know it.

44 Supposing Him to be in the company, they went a day's journey. They looked for Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45 When they did not find Him, they returned to Yerusalem, seeking for Him.

46 It came to pass, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

47 All who heard Him were amazed at His understanding, and His answers.

48 When they saw Him, they were astonished. His mother said to Him: Son, why did you deal thus with us? Behold, your father and I looked for you sorrowing.

49 He said to them: How is it that you searched for Me? Did you not know I must be in my Father's house?

50 They did not understand the saying which He spoke to them.

51 He went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to them, and His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

52 Yahushua advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with Yahwah and men.

Chapter 3

1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar (Pontius Pilate being governor of Yahudah, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene),

2 in the highpriesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the Word of Yahwah came to Yahchanan the son of Zacharyah in the wilderness.

3 He came into all the region round about the Yordan [Jordan River], preaching the immersion of repentance to remission of sins,

4 as it is written in the book of the words of Yeshayah the prophet [Isaiah 40:3-5]: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready The Way of Yahwah, make His paths straight.

5 Every valley will be filled, every mountain and hill will be brought low, the crooked will become straight, the rough ways smooth,

6 and all flesh will see the Salvation of Yahwah [Yahushua].

7 He said to the multitudes who went out to be immersed of him: You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and do not say within yourselves: We have Abraham to our father. I say to you, Yahwah is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

9 Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

10 The multitudes asked him, saying: What then must we do?

11 He answered, and said to them: He who has two coats, let him impart to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise.

12 There came publicans to be immersed, and they said to him: Teacher, what must we do?

13 He said to them: Extort no more than what is appointed you.

14 Soldiers also asked him, saying: We, what must we do? He said to them: Extort from no man by violence, do not accuse anyone wrongfully, and be content with your wages.

15 The people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning Yahchanan, whether maybe he was the Messiah.

16 Yahchanan answered, saying to them all: I indeed immerse you with water. There comes He who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose. He will immerse you in Yahwah's Spirit, and in fire.

17 His fan is in His hand, to thoroughly cleanse His threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into His garner. The chaff He will burn up with unquenchable fire.

18 With many other exhortations he preached good tidings to the people.

19 Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by Yahchanan for Herodias his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod did, added this also to them all: he shut up Yahchanan in prison.

21 Now it came to pass, when all the people were immersed, that, Yahushua was also immersed, and praying. The heaven was opened,

22 and Yahwah's Spirit descended upon Him in a bodily form, as a dove. A voice came out of heaven: You are my beloved Son, today I beget you.

23 Yahushua Himself, when He began to teach, was about thirty years of age, being the son of Yahusef, the son of Heli,

24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Yannai, the son of Yahusef,

25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,

26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Yosech, the son of Yoda,

27 the son of Yoanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,

28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,

29 the son of Yahushua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,

30 the son of Symeon, the son of Judas, the son of Yahusef, the son of Yonam, the son of Eliakim,

31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,

32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,

33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Yahudah,

34 the son of Yaacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,

36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Yared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,

38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of Yahwah.

Chapter 4

1 Full of Yahwah's Spirit, Yahushua returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit into the wilderness during forty days, being tempted of the devil.

2 He ate nothing in those days, and when they were completed, He hungered.

3 The devil said to Him: If you are the Son of Yahwah, command this stone that it become bread.

4 Yahushua answered to him: It is written: Man will not live by bread alone, but by every word of Yahwah [Deuteronomy 8:3].

5 He led Him up, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 The devil said to Him: I will give all this authority to you, and the glory of them, for it was delivered to me. To whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If you will worship before me, it will all be yours.

8 Yahushua answered, and said to him: It is written: You will worship Yahwah your Father, and Him only you will serve [Deuteronomy 6:13, 10:20].

9 He led Him to Yerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him: If you are the Son of Yahwah, cast yourself down from here.

10 For it is written: He will give His malaks charge concerning you, to guard you.

11 On their hands they will bear you up, unless maybe you dash your foot against a stone [Psalm 91:11-12].

12 Yahushua answering said to him: It is said: You will not make trial of [tempt] Yahwah your Father [Deuteronomy 6:16].

13 When the devil completed every temptation, he departed from Him for a season.

14 Yahushua returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a fame went out concerning Him through all the region round about.

15 He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

16 He came to Nazareth, where He was brought up. He entered into the synagogue on the sabbath day, as His custom was, and stood up to read.

17 There was delivered to Him the book of the prophet Yeshayah. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written:

18 The Spirit of Yahwah is upon Me. He anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor. He sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are bruised,

19 and to proclaim the acceptable year of Yahwah [Isaiah 61:1].

20 He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on Him.

21 He said to them: Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.

22 All bore Him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of His mouth. They said: Is this not Yahusef's son?

23 He said to them: Doubtless you will say to Me this parable; Physician, heal yourself. Whatsoever we heard done at Capernaum, do also here in your own country.

24 He said: Verily I say to you, No prophet is acceptable in His own country.

25 But of a truth I say to you, There were many widows in Yisrayah in the days of Eliyah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land.

26 Eliyah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

27 There were many lepers in Yisrayah in the time of Elisha the prophet, none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.

28 They were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things.

29 They rose up, cast Him forth out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill their city was built on, that they might throw Him down headlong.

30 But He passed through the midst of them, and went His way.

31 He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. He was teaching them on the sabbath day.

32 They were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.

33 In the synagogue there was a man, who had a spirit of an unclean demon. He cried out with a loud voice:

34 Ah! What have we to do with you, Yahushua you Nazarene? Are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of Yahwah.

35 Yahushua rebuked him, saying: Hold your peace, and come out of him. The demon threw him down in the midst, and came out of him, having done him no hurt.

36 Amazement came upon all, and they spoke together, one with another, saying: What is this word? With authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.

37 There went forth a rumor concerning Him into every place of the region round about.

38 He rose up from the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon. Simon's wife's mother was sick with a great fever, and they begged Him for her.

39 He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she rose up, and ministered to them.

40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with different diseases brought them to Him. He laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

41 Demons came out from many, crying out, saying: You are the Son of Yahwah. Rebuking them, He did not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Messiah.

42 When it was day, He came out, and went into a desert place. The multitudes looked for Him, came to Him, and would have stopped Him, that He should not go from them.

43 He said to them: I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of Yahwah to the other cities also, for therefore I was sent.

44 He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

Chapter 5

1 Now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon Him and heard the Word of Yahwah, that He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.

2 He saw two boats standing by the lake, the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

3 He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down, and taught the multitudes out of the boat.

4 When He left off speaking, He said to Simon: Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draft.

5 Simon answered, and said: Master, we toiled all night, and took nothing, but at your word I will let down the nets.

6 When they did this, they inclosed a great multitude of fish.

7 Their nets were breaking, so they beckoned to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. They came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.

8 Simon Kepha, when he saw it, fell down at Yahushua's knees, saying: Depart from me. I am a sinful man, O Master.

9 He was amazed, and all who were with him, at the amount of the fishes which they took.

10 So were also James and Yahchanan, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Yahushua said to Simon: Do not fear, from now on you will catch men.

11 When they brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed Him.

12 It came to pass, while He was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy. When he saw Yahushua, he fell on his face, and begged Him, saying: Master, if you will, you can make me clean.

13 He stretched forth His hand, and touched him, saying: I will, be made clean. Straightaway the leprosy departed from him.

14 He charged him to tell no man: Go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer a testimony to them for your cleansing, according as Moshe commanded.

15 But so much the more went abroad the report concerning Him. Great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed of their infirmities.

16 But He withdrew Himself in the deserts, and prayed.

17 It came to pass on one of those days, that He was teaching. There were Pharisees and lawyers of the law sitting by, who were come out of every village of Galilee, Yahudah, and Yerusalem. And the power of Yahwah was with Him to heal.

18 Behold, men brought on a bed a man who was palsied, and they tried to bring him in, to lay him before Him.

19 Not finding by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his couch into the midst before Yahushua.

20 Seeing their faith, He said: Man, your sins are forgiven you.

21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but Adonai alone?

22 Yahushua perceived their reasonings, answered, and said to them: Why reason in your hearts?

23 Which is easier to say: Your sins are forgiven you; or to say; Arise and walk?

24 But that you may know the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins; (He said to him who was palsied) I say to you, Arise, take up your couch, and go to your house.

25 Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he lay on, and departed to his house, glorifying Yahwah.

26 Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified Yahwah. They were filled with fear, saying: We saw strange things today.

27 After these things He went forth and beheld a publican, named Levi, sitting at the place of toll, and said to him: Follow Me.

28 He left all, rose up, and followed Him.

29 Levi made Him a great feast in his house, and there was a great multitude of publicans and of others who were sitting at meat with them.

30 The Pharisees and their scribes murmured against His disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?

31 Yahushua answering said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, only those who are sick.

32 I am not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.

33 They said to Him: The disciples of Yahchanan fast often, and make supplications. Likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.

34 Yahushua said to them: Can you make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.

36 He spoke a parable to them: No man tears a piece from a new garment and puts it upon an old garment, else he will tear the new, and also the piece from the new will not agree with the old.

37 No man puts new wine into old wine-skins, else the new wine will burst the skins, be spilled, and the skins will perish.

38 But new wine must be put into fresh wine-skins.

39 No man having drunk old wine desires new, for he says: The old is good.

Chapter 6

1 Now it came to pass on a sabbath, that He was going through the grainfields. His disciples plucked the ears, and ate, rubbing them in their hands.

2 But certain of the Pharisees said: Why do you do what it is not lawful to do on the sabbath day?

3 Yahushua answering them said: Did you not read even this, what David did, when he was hungry, he, and those who were with him?

4 How he entered into the house of Yahwah, and took and ate the showbread, and also gave to those who were with him, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests alone? [1 Samuel 21:1-6]

5 He said to them: The Son of man is master of the sabbath.

6 It came to pass on another sabbath, He entered into the synagogue, and taught. There was a man there, and his right hand was withered.

7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched Him, whether He would heal on the sabbath, that they might find how to accuse Him.

8 But He knew their thoughts, and He said to the man who had his hand withered: Rise up, and stand forth in the middle. He arose, and stood forth.

9 Yahushua said to them: I ask you, Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to destroy it?

10 He looked round about on them all, and said to him: Stretch forth your hand. He did so, and his hand was restored.

11 They were filled with madness, and communed one with another what they might do to Yahushua.

12 It came to pass in these days, He went out into the mountain to pray, and He continued all night in prayer to Yahwah.

13 When it was day He called His disciples, and He chose from them twelve, whom also He named apostles:

14 Simon, whom He also named Kepha [stone], Andrew his brother, James and Yahchanan, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,

16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place. A great multitude of His disciples, a great number of the people from all Yahudah and Yerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases.

18 Those who were troubled with unclean spirits were healed.

19 All the multitude tried to touch Him, for power came forth from Him, and healed them all.

20 He lifted up His eyes on His disciples, and said: Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of Yahwah.

21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

22 Blessed are you when men hate you, when they separate you from their company, reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy. Behold, your reward is great in heaven. In the same manner their fathers did to the prophets.

24 But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation.

25 Woe to you, you who are full now! For you will hunger. Woe to you, you who laugh now! For you will mourn and weep.

26 Woe to you, when all men speak well of you! For in the same manner their fathers did to the false prophets.

27 I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.

28 Bless those who curse you, pray for those who use you despitefully.

29 To him who smites you on the one cheek offer also the other [Lamentations 3:30], and from him who takes away your cloak do not withhold your coat also.

30 Give to every one who asks you, and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again.

31 As you would that men should do to you, do to them likewise.

32 If you love those who love you, what thank do you have? For even sinners love those who love them.

33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do you have? For even sinners do the same.

34 If you lend to those of whom you hope to receive, what thanks do you have? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much.

35 Love your enemies, do them good, and lend, never despairing. Your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind toward the unthankful and evil.

36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Release, and you will be released.

38 Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will give into your bosom. For with what measure you mete it will be measured to you again.

39 He spoke a parable to them: Can the blind guide the blind? Shall they not both fall into a pit?

40 The disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is perfected will be as his teacher.

41 Why do you behold the speck that is in your brother's eye, but not consider the beam that is in your own eye?

42 Or how can you say to your brother: Brother, let me cast out the speck that is in your eye; when you yourself do not behold the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the speck that is in your brother's eye.

43 There is no good tree that brings forth corrupt fruit, nor again a corrupt tree that brings forth good fruit.

44 Each tree is known by its own fruit. Of thorns men do not gather figs, nor do they gather grapes of a bramble bush.

45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good. The evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

46 Why do you call Me: Lord, Lord; and not do the things I say?

47 Everyone who comes to Me, hears my words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was well built.

49 But he who hears, and does not, is like a man who built a house upon the earth without a foundation. Against which the stream broke, and straightaway it fell in, and the ruin of that house was great.

Chapter 7

1 After He ended all His sayings in the ears of the people, He entered into Capernaum.

2 A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.

3 When he heard concerning Yahushua, he sent to Him elders of the Yahudim, asking Him that He would come and save his servant.

4 When they came to Yahushua, they begged Him earnestly, saying: He is worthy that you should do this for him.

5 He loves our nation, and himself built us our synagogue.

6 Yahushua went with them. When He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him: Master, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy that you should come under my roof.

7 Nor did I think myself worthy to come to you. Say the word, and my servant will be healed.

8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under myself soldiers. I say to this one: Go. And he goes. To another: Come. And he comes. To my servant: Do this. And he does it.

9 When Yahushua heard these things, He marvelled at him, turned, and said to the multitude that followed Him: I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Yisrayah.

10 Returning to the house, those who were sent found the servant whole.

11 It came to pass soon afterwards, that He went to a city called Nain. His disciples went with Him, and a great multitude.

12 Now when He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, there was carried out one who was dead, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.

13 When the Master saw her, He had compassion on her, and said to her: Do not weep.

14 He came near, touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. He said: Young man, I say to you, Arise.

15 He who was dead sat up, and began to speak. He gave him to his mother.

16 Fear took hold on all, and they glorified Yahwah, saying: A great prophet is arisen among us. Yahwah visits His people.

17 This report went forth concerning Him in the whole of Yahudah, and all the region round about.

18 The disciples of Yahchanan told him of all these things.

19 Yahchanan called two of his disciples to him, and sent them to the Master, saying: Are you He who comes [Deuteronomy 18:15], or do we look for another?

20 When the men came to Him, they said: Yahchanan the Immerser sent us to you, saying: Are you He who comes, or do we look for another?

21 In that hour He cured many of diseases, plagues, and evil spirits, and He bestowed sight on many who were blind.

22 Then He answered, and said to them: Go, tell Yahchanan the things you saw and heard. The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them [Isaiah 35:4-6].

23 Blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.

24 When the messengers of Yahchanan were departed, He began to say to the multitudes concerning Yahchanan: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold, those who are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.

26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to 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 prepares your way before you.

28 I say to you, Among those born of women there is none greater than Yahchanan, yet he who is but little in the kingdom of Yahwah is greater than he.

29 All the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified Yahwah, being immersed with the immersion of Yahchanan.

30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of Yahwah, not being immersed of him.

31 What then will I liken the men of this generation to, and to what are they like?

32 They are like to children who sit in the marketplace, and call one to another. Who say: We piped to you, and you did not dance. We wailed, and you did not weep.

33 Yahchanan the Immerser is come eating no bread nor drinking wine, and you say: He has a demon.

34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking, and you say: Behold, a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

35 Wisdom is justified of all her children.

36 One of the Pharisees desired Him that He would eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

37 Behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner. When she knew He was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment,

38 and standing behind at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39 Now when the Pharisee who bid Him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying: This man, if He were a prophet, would perceive who and what manner of woman this is who touches Him, that she is a sinner [she was Miriam Magdalene: John 11:2].

40 Yahushua answering said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to you. He said: Teacher, say on.

41 A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty.

42 When they did not have anything to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?

43 Simon answered, and said: I suppose, he to whom he forgave the most. He said to him: You judged rightly.

44 Turning to the woman, He said to Simon: See this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet. She wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair.

45 You gave me no kiss. Since the time I came in, she has not ceased to kiss my feet.

46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment.

47 So I say to you: Her sins, which are many, are forgiven. She loved much. To whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

48 He said to her: Your sins are forgiven.

49 Those who sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves: Who is this who even forgives sins?

50 He said to the woman: Your faith has saved you, go in peace.

Chapter 8

1 It came to pass soon afterwards, He went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of Yahwah, and with Him the twelve.

2 Certain women who were healed of evil spirits and infirmities ministered to them of their substance (Miriam who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons went out,

3 Joanna the wife of Chuzas Herod's steward, Susanna, and many others).

4 When a great multitude came together, and those of every city resorted to Him, He spoke by a parable.

5 The sower went forth to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell by the way-side. It was trampled under foot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.

6 Other fell on the rock. As soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

7 Other fell amidst the thorns. The thorns grew with it, and choked it.

8 Other fell into the good ground, grew, and brought forth fruit a hundredfold. As He said these things, He cried: He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

9 His disciples asked Him what this parable might be.

10 He said: To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Yahwah, but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of Yahwah.

12 Those by the way-side are those who hear, then the devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.

13 Those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy. These have no root, who believe for a while, and fall away in time of temptation.

14 That which fell among the thorns are those who hear, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

15 That in the good ground are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

16 No man, when he lights a lamp, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed. He puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light.

17 Nothing is hid, that will not be made manifest. Nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light.

18 Take heed therefore how you hear, for whosoever has, to him will be given. Whosoever does not have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has.

19 There came to Him his mother and brothers, and they could not come at Him for the crowd.

20 It was told Him: Your mother and your brothers are outside, desiring to see you.

21 He answered, and said to them: My mother and my brothers are these who hear the Word of Yahwah, and do it.

22 Now it came to pass on one of those days, He entered into a boat, Himself and his disciples. He said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake, so they launched forth.

23 As they sailed He fell asleep. There came down a storm of wind on the lake, they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.

24 They came to Him, and awoke Him, saying: Master, Master, we perish. He awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. They ceased, and there was a calm.

25 He said to them: Where is your faith? Being afraid they marvelled, saying one to another: Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?

26 They arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is over opposite Galilee.

27 When He was come forth upon the land a certain man out of the city, who had demons, met Him there. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and did not abide in any house, but in the tombs.

28 When he saw Yahushua, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said: What have I to do with you, Yahushua, you Son of the Most High Father? I beg you, do not torment me.

29 For He was commanding the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For oftentimes it had seized him (he was under guard, and bound with chains and fetters), and breaking the bands apart, he was driven of the demon into the deserts.

30 Yahushua asked him: What is your name? He said: Legion; for many demons were entered into him.

31 They entreated Him that He would not command them to depart into the abyss.

32 Now there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain, and they entreated Him that He would give them leave to enter into them. He gave them leave.

33 The demons came out from the man, and entered into the swine. The herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were drowned.

34 When those who fed them saw what came to pass, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.

35 They went out to see what came to pass. They came to Yahushua, and found the man from whom the demons were gone out, sitting at the feet of Yahushua, clothed and in his right mind. They were afraid.

36 Those who saw it told them how he who was possessed with demons was made whole.

37 All the people of the country of the Gerasenes round about asked Him to depart from them, for they were held with great fear. He entered into a boat, and returned.

38 The man from whom the demons were gone out asked Him that he might be with Him, but He sent him away, saying:

39 Return to your house, and declare what great things Yahwah did for you. He went his way, publishing throughout the whole city how great things Yahushua did for him.

40 As Yahushua returned, the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.

41 Behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at Yahushua's feet, and begged Him to come into his house.

42 He had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as He went the multitudes thronged Him.

43 A woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed of any,

44 came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment. Immediately the issue of her blood stopped.

45 Yahushua said: Who is it that touched Me? When all denied, Kepha and those who were with him said: Master, the multitudes press you and crush you.

46 But Yahushua said: Someone did touch Me, for I perceived power go forth from Me.

47 When the woman saw she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him declared in the presence of all the people for what reason she touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.

48 He said to her: Daughter, your faith made you whole, go in peace.

49 While He yet spoke, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying: Your daughter is dead, do not trouble the Teacher.

50 But hearing it, Yahushua answered him: Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be made whole.

51 When He came to the house, He did not allow any man to enter in with Him save Kepha, Yahchanan, James, the father of the maiden, and her mother.

52 All were weeping, and bewailing her. He said: Do not weep, she is not dead, but sleeps.

53 They laughed Him to scorn, knowing she was dead.

54 He took her by the hand and called, saying: Maiden, arise.

55 Her spirit returned, she rose up immediately, and He commanded that something be given her to eat.

56 Her parents were amazed, but He charged them to tell no man what was done.

Chapter 9

1 He called the twelve together, gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.

2 He sent them forth to preach the kingdom of Yahwah, and to heal the sick.

3 He said to them: Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money, nor have two coats.

4 Into whatsoever house you enter, there abide, and there depart.

5 As many as do not receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the good news, and healing everywhere.

7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done. He was much perplexed, because it was said by some that Yahchanan was risen from the dead.

8 By some: Eliyah had appeared. And by others: One of the old prophets was risen again.

9 Herod said: Yahchanan I beheaded. Who is this, about whom I hear such things? He wanted to see Him.

10 The apostles, when they returned, declared to Him what things they did. He took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida.

11 But seeing it the multitudes followed Him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of Yahwah, and He cured those who had need of healing.

12 The day began to wear away, and the twelve came, and said to Him: Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and country round about, to lodge, and get provisions, for we are here in a desert place.

13 He said to them: You give them to eat. They said: We have no more than five loaves and two fishes, except we should go and buy food for all this people.

14 For they were about five thousand men. He said to His disciples: Make them sit down in companies, about fifty each.

15 They did so, and made them all sit down.

16 He took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

17 They ate, and were all filled. There was taken up twelve baskets of broken pieces of what remained over to them.

18 It came to pass, as He was praying apart, the disciples were with Him. He asked them, saying: Who do the multitudes say I am?

19 They answering said: Yahchanan the Immerser. But others say: Eliyah. And others: That one of the old prophets is risen again.

20 He said to them: But who do you say I am? Kepha answering said: the Messiah of Yahwah [the Anointed One of YHWH].

21 He charged them, and commanded them to tell this to no man,

22 saying: The Son of man must suffer many things, be rejected of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and [after] the third day be raised up.

23 He said to all: If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his staff daily, and follow Me.

24 For whosoever would save his life will lose it, but whosoever loses his life for my sake, the same will save it.

25 For what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?

26 Whosoever is ashamed of Me and of my words, of him the Son of man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy malaks.

27 I tell you of a truth, There are some of those who stand here who will in no way taste of death, till they see the kingdom of Yahwah.

28 It came to pass about eight days after these sayings, He took with Him Kepha, Yahchanan, and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.

29 As He was praying, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His clothing became white and dazzling.

30 Behold, two men talked with Him there, Moshe and Eliyah,

31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Yerusalem.

32 Now Kepha and those who were with Him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory, and the two men who stood with Him.

33 It came to pass, as they were parting from Him, Kepha said to Yahushua: Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tabernacles; one for you, one for Moshe, and one for Eliyah: not knowing what he said.

34 While he said these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them, and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my Son, my chosen, hear Him.

36 When the voice came, Yahushua was found alone. They held their peace, and told no man in those days any of the things they saw.

37 It came to pass on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great multitude met Him.

38 Behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying: Teacher, I beg you to look upon my son, for he is my only child.

39 Behold, a spirit takes him. He suddenly cries out, it tears him that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him sorely.

40 I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.

41 Yahushua answered, and said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you, and bear with you? Bring your son here.

42 As he was coming, the demon dashed him down, and tore him grievously. But Yahushua rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

43 They were all astonished at the majesty of Yahwah. But while all were marvelling at all the things He did, He said to His disciples:

44 Let these words sink into your ears; the Son of man will be delivered up into the hands of men.

45 But they did not understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not understand it, and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.

46 There arose a reasoning among them, which of them was the greatest.

47 When Yahushua saw the reasoning of their heart, He took a little child, set him by His side,

48 and said to them: Whosoever receives this little child in my Name receives Me, and whosoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who is least among you all, the same is great.

49 Yahchanan answered, and said: Master, we saw one casting out demons in your Name, and we stopped him, because he does not follow with us.

50 Yahushua said to him: Do not forbid him, for he who is not against you is for you.

51 It came to pass, when the days were almost come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Yerusalem,

52 and sent messengers before His face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him.

53 They would not receive Him, because His face was as though He were going to Yerusalem.

54 When His disciples James and Yahchanan saw this, they said: Master, will you that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them?

55 But He turned, and rebuked them.

56 They went to another village.

57 As they went on the way, a certain man said to Him: I will follow you where ever you go.

58 Yahushua said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay His head.

59 He said to another: Follow Me. But he said: Master, allow me to go and bury my father first.

60 But He said to him: Leave the [spiritually] dead to bury their own dead, you go and publish abroad the kingdom of Yahwah.

61 Another also said: I will follow you, Master, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house.

62 Yahushua said to him: No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of Yahwah.

Chapter 10

1 Now after these things the Master appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, where He Himself was about to come.

2 He said to them: The harvest is plenteous indeed, but the laborers are few. Pray to the Master of the harvest, that He send forth laborers into his harvest.

3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.

4 Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes, and salute no man on the way.

5 Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.

6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. If not, it will turn to you again.

7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do not go from house to house.

8 Into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.

9 Heal the sick that are there, and say to them: The kingdom of Yahwah is come near to you.

10 But into whatsoever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into the streets and say:

11 Even the dust from your city, that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, the kingdom of Yahwah is come near.

12 I say to you, It will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you were done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

14 It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.

15 You, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades.

16 He who hears you hears Me. He who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying: Master, even the demons are subject to us in your Name.

18 He said to them: I saw Satan fallen from heaven as lightning.

19 Behold, I gave you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will in any way hurt you.

20 Nevertheless in this do not rejoice, that the spirits are subject to you. Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

21 In that same hour He rejoiced [while] in Yahwah's Spirit, and said: I thank you, O Father, Master of heaven and earth, that you did hide these things from the wise and understanding, and did reveal them to babes. Yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.

22 All things are delivered to Me of my Father. No one knows who the Son is, save the Father. Or who the Father is, save the Son, and He to whomsoever the Son wills to reveal Him.

23 Turning to the disciples, He said privately: Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see.

24 I say to you, Many prophets and kings desired to see the things you see, and did not see them; to hear the things you hear, and did not hear them.

25 Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of Him, saying: Teacher, what will I do to inherit eternal life?

26 He said to him: What is written in the law? How do you read it?

27 He answering said: You will love Yahwah your Father with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind [Deuteronomy 6:5]; and your neighbor as yourself.

28 He said to him: You answered right. This do, and you will live.

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Yahushua: Who is my neighbor?

30 Yahushua made answer, and said: A certain man was going down from Yerusalem to Yericho. He fell among robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32 In like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine. He set him on his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35 The next day he took out two shillings, gave them to the host, and said: Take care of him. Whatsoever you spend more, when I come back again, I will repay you.

36 Which of these three, you think, proved neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?

37 He said: He who showed mercy on him. Yahushua said to him: Go, and do likewise.

38 Now as they went on their way, He entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.

39 She had a sister called Miriam, who sat at the Master's feet, and heard His word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving. She came up to Him, and said: Master, do you not care that my sister left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.

41 But the Master answered, and said to her: Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.

42 One thing is needful, Miriam chose the good part, which will not be taken away from her.

Chapter 11

1 It came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him: Master, teach us to pray, even as Yahchanan also taught his disciples.

2 He said to them: When you pray, say; Father, Yahwah is your Name. Your kingdom come.

3 Give us day by day our daily bread.

4 Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive every one who is indebted to us. And do not bring us into temptation.

5 He said to them: Which of you will have a friend, and will go to him at midnight, and say to him; Friend, lend me three loaves?

6 A friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.

7 He from within will answer and say: Do not trouble me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot rise and give you.

8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will arise and give him as many as he needs.

9 I say to you: Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you.

10 Everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

11 And of which of you who is a father if his son ask a loaf, will he give him a stone? Or a fish, and he for a fish give him a serpent?

12 Or if he will ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion?

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give His Spirit to those who ask Him?

14 He was casting out a demon that was dumb. It came to pass, when the demon went out, the dumb man spoke, and the multitudes marvelled.

15 But some of them said: He casts out demons by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

16 And others, trying Him, wanted a sign from heaven from Him.

17 But knowing their thoughts, He said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, a house divided against a house falls.

18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? You say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub.

19 If I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

20 But if I cast out demons by the finger of Yahwah, then is the kingdom of Yahwah come upon you.

21 When the strong man fully armed guards his own court, his goods are in peace.

22 But when a stronger than he comes upon him, and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor he trusted in, and divides his goods.

23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

24 The unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest. Finding none, he says: I will turn back to my house from where I came out.

25 When he comes, he finds it swept and garnished.

26 Then he goes and takes to him seven other spirits more evil than himself, they enter in and dwell there, and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.

27 It came to pass, as He said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to Him: Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which you did suck.

28 But He said: Yea, rather, blessed are those who hear the Word of Yahwah and keep it.

29 When the multitudes were gathering together to Him, He began to say: This generation is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it but the sign of Yonah.

30 For even as Yonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of man be to this generation.

31 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them. She came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

32 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it. They repented at the preaching of Yonah, and behold, a greater than Yonah is here.

33 When he lights a lamp, no man puts it in a cellar, nor under a basket, but on the stand, that those who enter in may see the light.

34 The lamp of your body is your eye. When your eye is single, your whole body is full of light. But when it is evil, your body is full of darkness.

35 Look therefore whether the light that is in you is not darkness.

36 If your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp gives you light with its bright shining.

37 Now as He spoke, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. He went in, and sat down to meat.

38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that He did not first bathe himself before dinner.

39 The Master said to him: Now you the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.

40 You foolish ones, did He who made the outside not make the inside also?

41 Give for alms those things which are within, and behold, all things are clean to you.

42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint, rue, and every herb, yet pass over justice and the love of Yahwah. But these you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the marketplaces.

44 Woe to you! For you are as the tombs which do not appear, and the men who walk over them do not know it.

45 Answering, one of the lawyers said to him: Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also.

46 He said: Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

48 So you are witnesses and consent to the works of your fathers, they killed them, and you build their tombs.

49 Therefore the Wisdom of Yahwah said: I will send prophets and apostles to them. Some of them they will kill and persecute.

50 The blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, will be required of this generation.

51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharyah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yea, I say to you, It will be required of this generation.

52 Woe to you lawyers! For you took away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering in.

53 When He came out from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press upon Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things,

54 laying wait for Him, to catch something out of His mouth.

Chapter 12

1 In the meantime, when the many thousands of the multitude were gathered together, insomuch that they trampled one upon another, He began to say to His disciples first of all: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

2 There is nothing covered up, that will not be revealed; and hid, that will not be known.

3 Whatsoever you say in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you spoke in the ear in the inner chambers will be proclaimed upon the housetops.

4 I say to you my friends: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more they can do.

5 I warn you who to fear. Fear Him who after He has killed has power to cast into the Lake of Fire. Yea, I say to you, Fear Him.

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of Yahwah.

7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear, you are of more value than many sparrows.

8 I say to you: Whoever confesses Me before men, the Son of man will confess before the malaks of Yahwah.

9 He who denies Me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of the malaks of Yahwah.

10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him, but to him who blasphemes against Yahwah's Spirit it will not be forgiven.

11 When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say.

12 Yahwah's Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.

13 Out of the multitude one said to Him: Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.

14 He said to him: Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?

15 He said to them: Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness, a man's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.

16 He spoke a parable to them, saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.

17 He reasoned within himself, saying: What will I do, because I have nowhere to store my fruits?

18 He said: This I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build greater, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

19 I will say to my soul: Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years, take your ease. Eat, drink, be merry.

20 But Yahwah said to him: You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you, and the things which you prepared, whose will they be?

21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward Yahwah.

22 He said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat; nor yet for your body, what you will put on.

23 For the life is more than the food, and the body than the clothes.

24 Consider the ravens, that they do not sow, nor reap, have no store-chamber nor barn, and Yahwah feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

25 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to the measure of his life?

26 If then you are not able to do even that which is least, why are you anxious concerning the rest?

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They do not toil, nor do they spin, yet I say to you, Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

28 If Yahwah does so clothe the grass in the field (which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven), how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?

29 Do not seek what you will eat, and what you will drink, nor be of doubtful mind.

30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, but your Father knows you have need of these things.

31 Seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell what you have, and give alms. Make for yourselves purses which do not get old: a treasure in the heavens that does not fail (where no thief draws near, no moth destroys).

34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

35 Let your loins be clothed, and your lamps burning.

36 Be like to men looking for their master, when he will return from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may open to him straightaway.

37 Blessed are those servants whom the master will find watching when he comes. Verily I say to you, he will clothe himself, make them sit down to meat, and will come and serve them.

38 If he comes in the second watch and find them so, or if in the third, blessed are those servants.

39 But know this, if the master of the house knew in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

40 Be ready, for the Son of man comes in an hour that you think not.

41 Kepha said: Master, do you speak this parable to us, or even to all?

42 The Master said: Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master sets over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

43 Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he comes will find so doing.

44 Of a truth I say to you, he will set him over all he has.

45 But if that servant says in his heart: My master delays his coming; and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

46 the master of that servant will come in a day when he does not expect, in an hour he does not know, will cut him apart, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful.

47 That servant who knew his master's will and did not make ready, nor did according to his will, will be beaten with many stripes.

48 He who did not know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. To whomsoever much is given, of him much will be required. To whom they commit much, of him will they ask the more.

49 I came to cast fire upon the earth, and what do I desire, if it is already kindled?

50 I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how I am straightened till it is accomplished!

51 Do you think I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you: No, but rather division.

52 There will be from now on five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

53 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

54 He said to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising in the west, straightaway you say; There comes a shower. So it comes to pass.

55 When you see a south wind blowing, you say: There will be a scorching heat. It comes to pass.

56 You hypocrites, you know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven, how is it you do not know how to interpret this time?

57 Why even of yourselves do you not judge what is right?

58 For as you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be quit of him. Otherwise maybe he drags you to the judge, and the judge delivers you to the officer, and the officer casts you into prison.

59 I say to you, You will by no means come out of there, till you pay the very last mite.

Chapter 13

1 Now there were some present at that very season who told Him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

2 He answered, and said to them: Do you think these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered these things?

3 I tell you: No. Except you repent, you will all perish in like manner.

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, do you think they were offenders above all the men who dwell in Yerusalem?

5 I tell you: No. Except you repent, you will all likewise perish.

6 He spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. He came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

7 He said to the vinedresser: Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none. Cut it down, why does it cumber the ground?

8 He answering said to him: Master, let it alone this year also, till I dig about it, and dung it.

9 If it bear fruit then, well. But if not, you will cut it down.

10 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath day.

11 Behold, a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, she was bowed together, and could in no way lift herself up.

12 When Yahushua saw her, He called her, and said to her: Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.

13 He laid His hands upon her. Immediately she was made straight, and glorified Yahwah.

14 The ruler of the synagogue was moved with indignation because Yahushua healed on the sabbath, answered, and said to the multitude: There are six days in which men ought to work, in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the day of the sabbath.

15 But the Master answered him, and said: You hypocrites, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

16 So should this woman, being a daughter of Abraham (whom Satan had bound, lo, these eighteen years), not be loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath?

17 As He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame, and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.

18 He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of Yahwah like? And what will I liken it to?

19 It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden. It grew, became a tree, and the birds of the heaven lodged in the branches of it.

20 Again He said: What will I liken the kingdom of Yahwah to?

21 It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

22 He went on His way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on to Yerusalem.

23 One said to Him: Master, are they few who are saved? And He said to them:

24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door. I say to you, many will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

25 Once the master of the house rises up, and shuts the door, if you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying: Master, open to us; He will answer and say to you; I do not know who you are.

26 Then you will begin to say: We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.

27 He will say: I tell you, I do not know who you are. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.

28 There will be weeping, and the gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Yaacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of Yahwah, and yourselves cast forth outside.

29 They will come from the east and west, and from the north and south, and will sit down in the kingdom of Yahwah.

30 Behold, there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.

31 In that very hour there came certain Pharisees, saying to Him: Get out, and go away, for Herod would like to kill you.

32 He said to them: Go and say to that fox; Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I am perfected.

33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today, tomorrow, and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Yerusalem.

34 O Yerusalem, Yerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you would not!

35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. I say to you, You will not see Me, until you say: Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Yahwah [Psalm 118:26].

Chapter 14

1 It came to pass, when He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching Him.

2 Behold, there was before Him a certain man who had the dropsy.

3 Yahushua answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not?

4 But they held their peace. He took him, healed him, and let him go.

5 He said to them: Which of you will have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightaway draw him up on a sabbath day?

6 They could not answer these things.

7 He spoke a parable to those who were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief seats, saying to them:

8 When you are invited of any man to a marriage feast, do not sit down in the chief seat, unless maybe a more honorable man than you was invited by Him,

9 and he who invited you and him will come and say to you: Give this man place. Then with shame you will take the lowest place.

10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, that when he who invited you comes, he may say to you: Friend, go up higher. Then you will have glory in the presence of all who sit at meat with you.

11 Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

12 He said to him who invited Him: When you make a dinner or a supper, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, unles maybe they bid you again, and a recompense is made you.

13 When you make a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,

14 and you will be blessed. Because they do not have anything to recompense you, you will be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.

15 When one of those who sat at meat with Him heard these things, he said to Him: Blessed is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of Yahwah.

16 He said to him: A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many.

17 He sent forth his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited: Come, for all things are now ready.

18 They all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him: I bought a field, and I must go out and see it, I pray you have me excused.

19 Another said: I bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them, I pray you have me excused.

20 Another said: I married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

21 The servant came, and told his master these things. Then being angry, the master of the house said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.

22 The servant said: Master, what you commanded is done, and yet there is room.

23 The master said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain them to come in, that my house may be filled.

24 For I say to you, none of those men who were invited will taste of my supper.

25 Now there went with Him great multitudes. He turned, and said to them:

26 If any man comes to Me, and does not hate his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

27 Whosoever does not bear his own staff, and come after Me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

29 Unless maybe, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see begin to mock him,

30 saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

31 Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and asks conditions of peace.

33 So whosoever he is of you who does not renounce all he has, he cannot be my disciple.

34 Salt is good, but if even the salt loses its savor, how will it be seasoned?

35 It is not fit for the land nor for the dunghill, men cast it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Chapter 15

1 Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near to Him to hear Him.

2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receives sinners, and eats with them.

3 He spoke this parable to them, saying:

4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it?

5 When he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6 When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them: Rejoice with me, for I found my sheep which was lost.

7 I say to you, that even so there will be joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

8 Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she finds it?

9 When she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying: Rejoice with me, for I found the piece which I lost.

10 Even so, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the malaks of Yahwah over one sinner who repents.

11 He said: A certain man had two sons.

12 The younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the portion of your substance that falls to me. He divided his living to them.

13 Not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country, and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

14 When he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country, and he began to be in want.

15 He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16 He would have filled his belly with the husks the swine ate, but no man gave to him.

17 When he came to himself he said: How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

18 I will arise, go to my father, and say to him: Father, I sinned against heaven, and in your sight.

19 I am not worthy to be called your son, make me as one of your hired servants.

20 He arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, was moved with compassion, ran, fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21 The son said to him: Father, I sinned against heaven, and in your sight, I am not worthy to be called your son.

22 But the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

23 Bring the fatted calf, kill it, let us eat, and make merry.

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found. 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 music and dancing.

26 He called one of the servants to him, and inquired what these things might be.

27 He said to him: Your brother is come, and your father killed the fatted calf, because he received him safe and sound.

28 He was angry, and would not go in. His father came out, and asked him.

29 He answered, and said to his father: Lo, these many years do I serve you, and I never transgressed a commandment of yours. Yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends.

30 But when this your son came, who devoured your living with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.

31 He said to him: Son, you are ever with me, and all that is mine is yours.

32 But it was appropriate to make merry and be glad. For this your brother was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found.

Chapter 16

1 He said to the disciples: There was a certain rich man, who had a steward, and the same was accused of wasting his goods.

2 He called him, and said to him: What is this that I hear of you? Render the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.

3 The steward said within himself: What will I do, seeing that my master takes away the stewardship from me? I have not strength to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

5 Calling to him each one of his master's debtors, he said to the first: How much do you owe my master?

6 He said: A hundred measures of oil. He said to him: Take your bond, sit down quickly, and write fifty.

7 Then he said to another: How do you much owe? He said: A hundred measures of wheat. He said to him: Take your bond, and write fourscore.

8 His master commended the unrighteous steward because he did wisely. The sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.

9 I say to you: Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.

10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much, and he who is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.

11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit the true riches to your trust?

12 If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

13 No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve Yahwah and mammon [god of money].

14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they scoffed at Him.

15 He said to them: You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but Yahwah knows your hearts. That which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of Yahwah.

16 The law and the prophets were until Yahchanan. From that time the evangel of the kingdom of Yahwah is preached, and every man enters violently into it.

17 It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle [little bit] of the law to fall.

18 Everyone who puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries one that is put away from a husband commits adultery.

19 Now there was a certain rich man, clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day.

20 A certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of sores,

21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yea, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 It came to pass that the beggar died, and he was carried away by the malaks into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.

23 In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 He cried, and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in this flame.

25 Abraham said: Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things, but now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.

26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.

27 He said: I pray, father, that you would send him to my father's house.

28 I have five brothers, he may testify to them, unless they also come into this place of torment.

29 But Abraham said: They have Moshe and the prophets, let them hear them.

30 He said: No, father Abraham. If one go to them from the dead, they will repent.

31 He said to him: If they do not hear Moshe and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rise from the dead.

Chapter 17

1 He said to His disciples: It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through whom they come!

2 It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sin, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.

4 If he sin against you seven times in the day, and seven times turn again to you, saying: I repent; you will forgive him.

5 The apostles said to the Master: Increase our faith.

6 The Master said: If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you would say to this sycamine tree; Be you rooted up, and be you planted in the sea; and it would obey you.

7 But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, who will say to him, when he is come in from the field: Come straightaway and sit down to meat.

8 Who will not rather say to him: Make something ready so I may sup. Clothe yourself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken, and afterward you will eat and drink?

9 Does he thank the servant because he did the things that were commanded?

10 Even so you also, when you do all the things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants, we did what it was our duty to do.

11 It came to pass, as they were on their way to Yerusalem, that He was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.

12 As He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.

13 They lifted up their voices, saying: Yahushua, Master, have mercy on us.

14 When He saw them, He said to them: Go, show yourselves to the priests. It came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, glorifying Yahwah with a loud voice.

16 He fell upon his face at His feet, giving Him thanks, and he was a Samaritan.

17 Yahushua answering said: Were not the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

18 Were there none found who returned to give glory to Yahwah, save this stranger?

19 He said to him: Arise, go your way, your faith made you whole.

20 And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of Yahwah comes, He answered them, and said: The kingdom of Yahwah does not come with observation.

21 They will not say: Lo, here! Or: There! For lo, the Kingdom of Yahwah is in the midst of you.

22 He said to the disciples: The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it.

23 They will say to you: Lo, there! Lo, here! Do not go away, nor follow after them.

24 For as the lightening [dawn], when it lightens out of the one part under the heaven, shines to the other part under heaven, so will the Son of man be in His day.

25 But first He must suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

26 As it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so it will be in the days of the Son of man.

27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark, the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded,

29 but in the day Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 After the same manner it will be in the day the Son of man is revealed.

31 In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. And let him who is in the field likewise not return back.

32 Remember Lot's wife.

33 Whosoever will seek to gain his life will lose it, but whosoever will lose his life will preserve it.

34 I say to you, In that night there will be two men on one bed; the one will be taken, and the other will be left.

35 There will be two women grinding together; the one will be taken, and the other will be left.

36 There will be two men in the field; the one will be taken, and the other will be left.

37 They answering say to Him: Where, Master? He said to them: Where the body is, there the eagles will also be gathered together.

Chapter 18

1 He spoke a parable to them to the end that they ought always to pray, and to not faint, saying:

2 There was in a city a judge who did not fear Yahwah, and did not regard man.

3 There was a widow in that city, and she came often to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.

4 He would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself: Though I do not fear Yahwah, nor regard man,

5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, unless she wear me out by her continual coming.

6 The Master said: Hear what the unrighteous judge says.

7 Shall Yahwah not avenge His elect, who cry to Him day and night, and yet He is longsuffering over them?

8 I say to you, He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth?

9 He also spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nothing:

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: Father, I thank you that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all I get.

13 But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote his breast, saying: Father, be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I say to you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other. Everyone who exaltes himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

15 They were bringing to Him also their babes, that He should touch them. But when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

16 Yahushua called them to Him, saying: Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not forbid them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Yahwah.

17 Verily I say to you, Whosoever does not receive the kingdom of Yahwah as a little child [does], he will in no way enter it.

18 A certain ruler asked Him, saying: Good Teacher, what will I do to inherit eternal life?

19 Yahushua said to him: Why do you call Me good? None is good, save one, even Yahwah.

20 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.

21 He said: All these things I have observed from my youth up.

22 When Yahushua heard it, He said to him: One thing you lack yet. Sell all you have, distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow Me.

23 But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful, for he was very rich.

24 Seeing him, Yahushua said: How hardly will those who have riches enter into the kingdom of Yahwah!

25 It is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Yahwah.

26 Those who heard it said: Then who can be saved?

27 He said: The things which are impossible with men are possible with Yahwah.

28 Kepha said: Lo, we left our own, and followed you.

29 He said to them: Verily I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of Yahwah's sake,

30 who will not receive manifold more in this time, and eternal life in the world to come.

31 He took to Him the twelve, and said to them: Behold, we go up to Yerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets will be accomplished to the Son of man.

32 He will be delivered up to the Gentiles, will be mocked, shamefully treated, spit upon,

33 and they will scourge and kill Him. And [after] the third day He will rise again.

34 They understood none of these things, this saying was hid from them, and they did not perceive the things that were said.

35 It came to pass, as He drew near to Yericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging.

36 Hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant.

37 They told him Yahushua of Nazareth passes by.

38 He cried, saying: Yahushua, you son of David, have mercy on me.

39 Those who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace, but he cried out the more a great deal: You son of David, have mercy on me.

40 Yahushua stood, and commanded him to be brought to Him. When he was come near, He asked him:

41 What will you that I should do to you? He said: Master, that I may receive my sight.

42 Yahushua said to him: Receive your sight, your faith has made you whole.

43 Immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying Yahwah. When they saw it, all the people gave praise to Yahwah.

Chapter 19

1 He entered and was passing through Yericho.

2 Behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus was a chief publican, and he was rich.

3 He wanted to see Yahushua who He was, and could not for the crowd, because he was of little stature.

4 He ran on before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was to pass that way.

5 When Yahushua came to the place, He looked up, and said to him: Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must abide at your house.

6 He made haste, came down, and received Him joyfully.

7 When they saw it, they all murmured, saying: He is gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner.

8 Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Master: Behold, Master, the half of my goods I give to the poor. If I have wrongfully exacted anything of any man, I restore fourfold.

9 Yahushua said to him: Today salvation is come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 As they heard these things, He added and spoke a parable, because He was near to Yerusalem, and because they supposed the kingdom of Yahwah was to appear immediately.

12 He said therefore: A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them: Trade with this till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent ambassadors after him, saying: We will not have this man reign over us.

15 It came to pass, when he was come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading.

16 The first came before him, saying: Master, your pound has made ten pounds more.

17 He said to him: Well done, you good servant. Because you were found faithful in a very little, you have authority over ten cities.

18 The second came, saying: Your pound, Master, has made five pounds.

19 He said to him also: Be over five cities.

20 Another came, saying: Master, behold, here is your pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin.

21 I feared you, because you are an austere man. You take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.

22 He said to him: Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You know I am an austere man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow.

23 Why did you not put my money into the bank, so I at my coming could have required it with interest?

24 He said to those who stood by: Take away from him the pound, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.

25 They said to him: Master, he has ten pounds.

26 I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given. But from him who has not, even that which he has will be taken away from him.

27 These my enemies, who would that I should not reign over them, bring here, and kill them before me.

28 When He had thus spoken, He went on before, going up to Yerusalem.

29 It came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olives, He sent two of the disciples,

30 saying: Go your way into the village opposite you. As you enter you will find a colt tied, which no man ever sat on. Loose him, and bring him.

31 If anyone ask you: Why do you loose him? This you will say: The Master has need of him.

32 Those who were sent went away, and found even as He said to them.

33 As they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them: Why do you loose the colt?

34 They said: The Master has need of him.

35 They brought him to Yahushua. They threw their garments upon the colt, and set Yahushua on it [Zechariah 9:9].

36 As He went, they spread their garments in the way.

37 As He was now drawing near, even at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise Yahwah with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they saw, saying:

38 Blessed is the King who comes in the Name of Yahwah [Psalm 118:26]. Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

39 Some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to Him: Teacher, rebuke your disciples [the Pharisees say it is blasphemy to pronounce the name of YHWH out loud].

40 He answered, and said: I tell you, if these hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

41 When He drew near, He saw the city, and wept over it, saying:

42 If you had known in this day, even you, the things which belong to peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.

43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you, compass you round, keep you in on every side,

44 will dash you to the ground, and your children within you. They will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation [Daniel 9:25, Luke 7:16].

45 He entered into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold,

46 saying to them: It is written: My house is a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers [Jeremiah 7:11; Isaiah 56:7].

47 He was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests, the scribes, and the principal men of the people, wanted to destroy Him.

48 They could not find what they might do, for the people all hung upon Him, listening.

Chapter 20

1 It came to pass, on one of the days, as He was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the evangel, there came upon Him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders.

2 They spoke, saying to Him: Tell us; By what authority do you do these things? Or who is he who gave you this authority?

3 He answered, and said to them: I also will ask you a question. Tell Me:

4 The immersion of Yahchanan, was it from heaven, or from men?

5 They reasoned with themselves, saying: If we say; From heaven. He will say: Why did you not believe Him?

6 But if we say: From men. All the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that Yahchanan was a prophet.

7 They answered, that they did not know where it was from.

8 Yahushua said to them: Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

9 He began to speak this parable to the people: A man planted a vineyard, let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time.

10 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 He sent yet another servant, and him they also beat, handled shamefully, and sent away empty.

12 He sent yet a third, him also they wounded, and cast him forth.

13 The master of the vineyard said: What will I do? I will send my beloved son, it may be they will reverence him.

14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned one with another, saying: This is the heir. Let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

15 They cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the master of the vineyard do to them?

16 He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. When they heard it, they said: Yahwah forbid.

17 He looked upon them, and said: What then is this that is written: The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner? [Psalm 118:22]

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and on whomsoever it falls, it will scatter him as dust [Daniel 2:34, 44-45].

19 The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him in that very hour, for they perceived that He spoke this parable against them, but they feared the people.

20 So they watched Him, and sent forth spies who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of His speech, so as to deliver Him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.

21 They asked Him, saying: Teacher, we know you say and teach rightly, and do not accept the person of any, but of a truth teach The Way of Yahwah.

22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

23 But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them:

24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? And they said: Caesar's.

25 He said to them: Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to Yahwah the things that are Yahwah's.

26 They were not able to take hold of the saying before the people. They marvelled at His answer, and held their peace.

27 There came to Him certain of the Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection.

28 They asked Him, saying: Teacher, Moshe wrote to us, that if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

29 There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died childless;

30 and the second;

31 and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died.

32 Afterward the woman also died.

33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them will she be? For the seven had her to wife.

34 Yahushua said to them: The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage.

35 Those who are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.

36 Neither can they die any more, they are equal to the gods, and are sons of Yahwah, being sons of the resurrection.

37 But that the dead are raised, even Moshe showed, in the place concerning the Bush, when he called Yahwah the Father of Abraham, and the Father of Isaac, and the Father of Yaacob [Exodus 3:4-6].

38 Now He is not the Father of the dead, but of the living, for all live to Him.

39 Answering, certain of the scribes said: Teacher, you said well.

40 For they dared not to ask Him any more questions.

41 He said to them: How say those that the Messiah is David's son?

42 For David himself said in the book of Psalms: Yahwah said to my Master; Sit on my right hand,

43 till I make your enemies the footstool of your feet [Psalm 110:1].

44 David therefore called Him Master, so how is He his son?

45 In the hearing of all the people He said to His disciples:

46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, love salutations in the marketplaces, chief seats in the synagogues, chief places at feasts,

47 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.

Chapter 21

1 He looked up, and saw the rich men who were casting their gifts into the treasury.

2 He saw a certain poor widow cast two mites in there.

3 He said: Of a truth I say to you, This poor widow cast in more than they all.

4 For all these did of their superfluity cast in the gifts, but she of her want did cast in all the living she had.

5 As some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, He said:

6 As for these things which you see, the days come in which there will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down.

7 They asked Him, saying: Teacher, when will these things be? What is the sign when these things are about to come to pass?

8 He said: Take heed that you not be led astray. Many will come in my Name, saying I AM, and: The time is at hand. Do not go after them.

9 When you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified. These things must come to pass first, but the end is not immediately.

10 He said to them: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

11 There will be great earthquakes, in different places famines and pestilences, there will be terrors, and great signs from heaven.

12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my Name's sake.

13 It will turn out to you for a testimony.

14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, to not meditate beforehand how to answer.

15 I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to withstand or to gainsay.

16 You will be delivered up even by parents, brothers, kinsfolk, and friends. Some of you they will cause to be put to death.

17 You will be hated of all men for my Name's sake.

18 And not a hair of your head will perish.

19 In your patience you will win your souls.

20 When you see Yerusalem surrounded with armies, then know her desolation is at hand.

21 Then let those who are in Yahudah flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart out, and do not let those who are in the country enter in.

22 For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

23 Woe to those who are with child and to those who give suck in those days! For there will be great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people.

24 They will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations. Yerusalem will be trampled down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

25 There will be signs in sun, moon, and stars. Upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the waves.

26 Men will faint for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

27 Then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power, and great glory.

28 When these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.

29 He spoke to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees.

30 When they shoot forth, you see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now near.

31 Even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, you know the kingdom of Yahwah is near.

32 Verily I say to you, This generation will not pass away till all things are accomplished.

33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

34 Take heed to yourselves, unless maybe your hearts are overcharged with surfeiting, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare.

35 For so it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.

36 But watch at every season, making supplication, that you may prevail to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

37 Every day He was teaching in the temple, and every night He went out and lodged in the mount that is called Olivet.

38 All the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, to hear Him.

Chapter 22

1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover.

2 The chief priests and the scribes wondered how they might put Him to death, but they feared the people.

3 Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

4 He went away, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver Him to them.

5 They were glad, and agreed to give him money.

6 He consented, and looked for opportunity to deliver Him to them in the absence of the multitude.

8 He sent Kepha and Yahchanan, saying: Go, make a meal ready for us, that we may eat.

9 They said to Him: Where will you that we make ready?

10 He said to them: Behold, when you enter into the city, there will meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water. Follow Him into the house where he goes.

11 You will say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to you; Where is the guestchamber, where I will eat with my disciples?

12 He will show you a large upper room furnished, make ready there.

13 They went, and found as He said to them, and they made the meal ready.

14 When the hour was come, He sat down, and the apostles with Him.

15 He said to them: With desire I have desired to eat the passover with you before I suffer.

16 But I say to you: I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of Yahwah.

17 He received a cup, and when He gave thanks, he said: Take this, and divide it among yourselves.

18 I say to you, I will not drink from the fruit of the vine again until the kingdom of Yahwah comes.

19 He took bread, and when He gave thanks, He broke it, and gave to them, saying: This is my body.

21 Behold, the hand of him who betrays Me is with Me on the table.

22 For the Son of man indeed goes, as it is determined, but woe to that man through whom He is betrayed!

23 They began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.

24 There arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest.

25 He said to them: The kings of the Gentiles have mastership over them, and those who have authority over them are called Benefactors.

26 But you will not be so. He who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he who is chief, as he who serves.

27 For which is greater, he who sits at meat, or he who serves? Is not he who sits at meat? But I am in the midst of you as He who serves.

28 You are those who have continued with Me in my temptations.

29 I appoint a kingdom to you, even as my Father appointed to Me,

30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Yisrayah.

31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat.

32 But I made supplication for you, that your faith not fail. You, when once you turn again, establish your brothers.

33 He said to Him: Master, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.

34 He said: I tell you, Kepha, the cock will not crow today, until you deny three times that you know me.

35 He said to them: When I sent you forth without purse, wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything? They said: Nothing.

36 He said to them: But now, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. He who has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.

37 For I say to you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me: He was reckoned with transgressors. For that which concerns Me has fulfilment.

38 They said: Master, behold, here are two swords. He said to them: It is enough.

39 He came out, and went, as His custom was, to the mount of Olives, and the disciples also followed Him.

40 When He was at the place, He said to them: Pray that you not enter into temptation.

41 He parted from them about a stone's cast. He kneeled down, and prayed, saying:

42 Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from Me. Nevertheless not my will be done, but yours.

45 When He rose up from His prayer, He came to the disciples, found them sleeping for sorrow, and said to them:

46 Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, that you not enter into temptation.

47 While He yet spoke, behold, a multitude. He who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and he drew near to Yahushua to kiss Him.

48 But Yahushua said to him: Judas, you betray the Son of man with a kiss?

49 When those who were about Him saw what would follow, they said: Master, will we smite with the sword?

50 A certain one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his right ear.

51 Yahushua answered, and said: Allow them thus far. He touched his ear, and healed him.

52 Yahushua said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who were come against Him: Are you come out as against a robber, with swords and staves?

53 I was with you in the temple daily, and you did not stretch forth your hands against Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

54 They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest's house. Kepha followed afar off.

55 They kindled a fire in the middle of the court, sat down together, and Kepha sat in the midst of them.

56 A certain maid seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, and looking stedfastly upon him, said: This man also was with Him.

57 But he denied, saying: Woman, I do not know Him.

58 After a little while another saw him, and said: You also are one of them. But Kepha said: Man, I am not.

59 After the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying: Of a truth this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilaean.

60 Kepha said: Man, I do not know what you say. Immediately, while he yet spoke, the cock crowed.

61 The Master turned, and looked upon Kepha. Kepha remembered the word of the Master, how He said to him: Before the cock crow today you will deny me three times.

62 He went out, and wept bitterly.

63 The men who held Yahushua mocked Him, and beat Him.

64 They blindfolded Him, and asked Him, saying: Prophesy, who is he who struck you?

65 Many other things they spoke against Him, reviling Him.

66 As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. They led Him away into their council, saying:

67 If you are the Messiah, tell us. He said to them: If I tell you, you will not believe.

68 If I ask you, you will not answer.

69 But from now on the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of Yahwah.

70 They all said: Are you then the Son of God? He said to them: You say I am [meaning: yes].

71 They said: What further need have we of witness? For we ourselves heard from His own mouth.

Chapter 23

1 The whole company of them rose up, and brought Him before Pilate.

2 They began to accuse Him, saying: We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Messiah a king.

3 Pilate asked Him, saying: Are you the King of the Yahudim? He answered him, and said: You say it [meaning: yes].

4 Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes: I find no fault in this man.

5 But they were the more urgent, saying: He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judah, and beginning from Galilee even to this place.

6 When Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.

7 When he knew that He was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also was at Yerusalem in these days.

8 Now when Herod saw Yahushua, he was exceeding glad. He was of a long time desirous to see Him, because he had heard concerning Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him.

9 He questioned Him in many words, but He answered him nothing.

10 The chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing Him.

11 Herod with his soldiers set Him at nought, mocked Him, arrayed Him in gorgeous apparel, and sent Him back to Pilate.

12 Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before they were at enmity between themselves.

13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and said to them:

14 You brought this man to me, as one who perverts the people. Behold, I examined Him before you, and find no fault in this man touching those things of which you accuse Him.

15 No, nor yet Herod, for he sent Him back to us. Behold, nothing worthy of death was done by Him.

16 I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him.

17 Now he must release to them at the feast one prisoner.

18 But they cried out all together, saying: Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas

19 (one who was cast into prison for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder).

20 Pilate spoke to them again, desiring to release Yahushua.

21 But they shouted, saying: Impale, impale Him.

22 He said to them the third time: Why, what evil did this man do? I find no cause of death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him.

23 But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that He might be impaled. Their voices prevailed.

24 Pilate gave sentence that what they asked for should be done.

25 He released him who was cast into prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for. Yahushua he delivered up to their will.

26 When they led Him away, they laid hold upon one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid the cross-beam on him, to bear it after Yahushua.

27 There followed Him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented Him.

28 Yahushua turned to them, and said: Daughters of Yerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

29 Behold, the days are coming, in which they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck.

30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains: Fall on us. To the hills: Cover us.

31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?

32 There were also two others, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death.

33 When they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they impaled Him. And the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left [Isaiah 53:9, 12].

34 Yahushua said: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do. And parting His garments among them, they cast lots [Psalm 22:18].

35 The people stood watching [Psalm 22:17]. The rulers also scoffed at Him, saying: He saved others. Let Him save Himself, if this is the Messiah of God, His chosen.

36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, offering Him vinegar, [Psalm 69:21]

37 and saying: If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.

38 There was a superscription over Him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39 One of the malefactors that were hanged railed on Him, saying: Are not you the Messiah? Save yourself and us.

40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said: Do you not even fear Yahwah, seeing you are in the same condemnation?

41 We indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds. But this man did nothing amiss.

42 He said: Yahushua, remember me when you come in your kingdom.

43 He said to him: Verily I say to you, Today you will be with me in Paradise.

44 It was now about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, the sun's light failing.

45 The veil of the temple was torn in the middle.

46 Crying with a loud voice, Yahushua said: Father, I commend my spirit into your hands [Psalm 31:5]. Having said this, He gave up the spirit.

47 When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified Yahwah, saying: Certainly this was a righteous man.

48 All the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they saw the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts.

49 All His acquaintance, and the women who followed with Him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things [Psalm 38:11].

50 Behold, a man named Yahusef, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man

51 (he did not consent to their counsel and deed), a man of Arimathaea, a city of the Yahudim, who was looking for the kingdom of Yahwah.

52 This man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yahushua.

53 He took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb that was carved in stone, where no man had yet lain.

54 It was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

55 The women, who came with Him out of Galilee, followed after, saw the tomb, and how His body was laid.

56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. Then on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

Chapter 24

1 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared.

2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

3 They entered in, and did not find the body of the Master Yahushua.

4 It came to pass, while they were perplexed about it, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.

5 They were frightened, and bowed down their faces to the earth. They said to them: Why do you seek the living among the dead?

6 He is not here, but is risen. Remember how He spoke to you when He was yet in Galilee,

7 saying the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, be impaled, and [after] the third day rise again [Psalm 16:10-11].

8 They remembered His words,

9 returned from the tomb, told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.

10 Now they were Miriam Magdalene, Joanna, and Miriam the mother of James. The other women with them told these things to the apostles.

11 These words appeared in their sight as a silly tale, and they did not believe them.

12 But Kepha arose, and ran to the tomb. Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves. He departed to his home, wondering at what was come to pass.

13 Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Yerusalem.

14 They talked with each other of all these things which had happened.

15 It came to pass, while they talked and questioned together, that Yahushua Himself drew near, and went with them.

16 But their eyes were held that they should not know Him.

17 He said to them: What words are these that you have one with another, as you walk? They stood still, looking sad.

18 One of them, named Cleopas, answering, said to Him: Do you sojourn alone in Yerusalem and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days?

19 He said to them: What things? They said to Him: The things concerning Yahushua the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before Yahwah and all the people.

20 The chief priests and our rulers delivered Him up to be condemned to death, and impaled Him.

21 We hoped it was He who would redeem Yisrayah. Yea, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass.

22 Moreover certain women of our company amazed us, having been at the tomb early,

23 and when they did not find his body, they came, saying they saw a vision of gods, who said He was alive.

24 Certain of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it even so as the women said, but Him they did not see.

25 He said to them: O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all the prophets spoke!

26 Did it not behoove the Messiah to suffer these things, and to enter into His glory?

27 Beginning from Moshe and from all the prophets, He interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.

28 They drew near to the village where they were going, and He made as though He would go further.

29 They constrained Him, saying: Abide with us. It is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. He went in to abide with them.

30 It came to pass, when He sat down with them to meat, He took the bread and blessed, and breaking it He gave to them.

31 Their eyes were opened, and they knew Him, and He vanished out of their sight.

32 They said one to another: Was our heart not burning within us while He spoke to us in the way, while He opened the scriptures to us?

33 They rose up that very hour, returned to Yerusalem, found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, saying:

34 The Master is risen indeed, and appeared to Simon.

35 They rehearsed the things that happened in the way, and how He was known of them in the breaking of the bread.

36 As they spoke these things, He Himself stood in the middle of them, and said to them: Peace be to you.

37 They were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit.

38 He said to them: Why are you troubled? Why do questionings arise in your heart?

39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Handle Me, and see. A spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see Me having.

40 When He said this, He showed them His hands and His feet [Psalm 22:16].

41 While they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them: Have you anything to eat here?

42 They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish.

43 He took it, and ate before them.

44 He said to them: These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled concerning Me, which are written in the law of Moshe, and the prophets, and the psalms.

45 Then He opened their mind, that they might understand the scriptures.

46 He said to them: Thus it is written, that the Messiah should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day.

47 Also that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name to all the nations, beginning from Yerusalem.

48 You are witnesses of these things.

49 Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you. Tarry in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high.

50 He led them out until they were over against Bethany. He lifted up His hands, and blessed them.

51 It came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.

52 They worshipped Him, returned to Yerusalem with great joy,

53 and were continually in the temple, blessing Yahwah.

Luke Part Two

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