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Gospel of Mark

The Good News According to Mark

Chapter 1

1 The beginning of the good news of Yahushua the Messiah [not: Jesus the Christ], the Son of Yahwah [YHWH].

2 Even as it is written in Yeshayah the prophet: Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who prepares your way.

3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make the way of Yahwah ready. Make His paths straight. [Isaiah 40:3, Exodus 23:20, Malachi 3:1]

4 Yahchanan [John] came, who immersed in the wilderness and preached the immersion [baptism] of repentance for remission of sins.

5 There went out to him all the country of Yahudah [Judah, Judaea], and all those of Yerusalem. They were immersed of him in the river Yordan, confessing their sins.

6 Yahchanan was clothed with camel's hair, had a leather girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

7 He preached, saying: There comes after me He who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

8 I immersed you in water, He will immerse you in Yahwah's Spirit.

9 It came to pass in those days, Yahushua came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed of Yahchanan in the Yordan.

10 Straightaway coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens torn apart, and the Spirit [Messiah] as a dove descending upon Him.

11 A voice [YHWH] came out of the heavens: You are my beloved Son, today I beget you.

12 Straightaway the Spirit drove Him forth into the wilderness.

13 He was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the malaks [gods, angels] ministered to Him.

14 Now after Yahchanan was delivered up, Yahushua came into Galilee, preaching the evangel [gospel, good news] of Yahwah,

15 saying: The time is fulfilled [the 5500 years promised to Adam, and the 69 sevens promised to Daniel]. The kingdom of Yahwah is here. Repent, and believe in the evangel.

16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea, for they were fishers.

17 Yahushua said to them: Come after Me, I will make you to become fishers of men.

18 Straightaway they left the nets, and followed Him.

19 Going on a little further, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and Yahchanan his brother, who also were in a boat mending the nets.

20 Straightaway He called them. They left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.

21 They go into Capernaum, and straightaway on the sabbath day He entered into the synagogue and taught.

22 They were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

23 Straightaway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. He cried out,

24 saying: What have we to do with you, Yahushua you Nazarene? Are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Set-Apart One of Yahwah.

25 Yahushua rebuked him, saying: Hold your peace, and come out of him.

26 The unclean spirit came out of him, tearing him, and crying with a loud voice.

27 They were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What is this? A new teaching! With authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.

28 The report of Him went out straightaway everywhere into all the region of Galilee round about.

29 Straightaway, when they were come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and Yahchanan.

30 Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and straightaway they tell Him of her.

31 He came, took her by the hand, raised her up, the fever left her, and she ministered to them.

32 At evening, when the sun set, they brought to Him all who were sick, and those who were possessed with demons.

33 All the city was gathered together at the door.

34 He healed many who were sick with different diseases, and cast out many demons. He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

35 In the morning, a great while before day, He rose up, went out, departed into a desert place, and prayed there.

36 Simon and those who were with Him followed after Him.

37 They found Him, and said to Him: All are seeking you.

38 He said to them: Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, for I came forth to this end.

39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching, and casting out demons.

40 There comes to Him a leper, begging Him, and kneeling down to Him, saying to Him: If you will, you can make me clean.

41 Being moved with anger, He stretched forth His hand, touched him, and said to him: I will, be made clean.

42 Immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.

43 He severely rebuked him and threw him out.

44 He said to him: See you say nothing to any man, but go show yourself to the priest, and for your cleansing offer to them the things which Moshe commanded for a testimony.

45 But he went out and began to publish it much, and to spread abroad the matter, insomuch that Yahushua could not openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places. They came to Him from every quarter.

Chapter 2

1 When He entered into Capernaum again after some days, it was noised that He was in the house.

2 Many were gathered together, so there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door. He spoke the Word to them.

3 They come, bringing to Him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.

4 When they could not come near to Him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. When they broke it up, they let down the bed on which the sick of the palsy lay.

5 Seeing their faith, Yahushua said to the sick of the palsy: Son, your sins are forgiven.

6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there reasoning in their hearts:

7 Why does this man speak thus? He blasphemes, who can forgive sins but one, even God?

8 Straightaway Yahushua perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, so said to them: Why do you reason these things in your hearts?

9 Which is easier? To say to the sick of the palsy: Your sins are forgiven. Or to say: Arise, take up your bed, and walk?

10 But that you may know the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins:

11 (he said to the sick of the palsy:) I say to you, Arise! Take up your bed, and go to your house.

12 He arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all. They were all amazed, and glorified Yahwah, saying: We never saw it on this fashion.

13 He went forth again by the sea side. All the multitude resorted to Him, and He taught them.

14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and He says to him: Follow me. He arose, and followed Him.

15 It came to pass He was sitting at meat in His house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Yahushua and His disciples. For there were many, and they followed Him.

16 The scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that He was eating with the sinners and publicans, said to His disciples: How is it that He eats and drinks with publicans and sinners?

17 When Yahushua heard it, He said to them: Those who are whole have no need of a physician, only those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

18 Yahchanan's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. They come, and say to Him: Why do Yahchanan's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?

19 Yahushua said to them: Can the sons of the bridechamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

20 But the days come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

21 No man sews a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment, else that which should fill it up takes from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.

22 And no man puts new wine into old wineskins, else the wine will burst the skins, so the wine perishes, and the skins. They put new wine into fresh wine-skins.

23 It came to pass, He was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields. His disciples began to pluck the ears as they went.

24 The Pharisees said to Him: Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the sabbath day?

25 He said to them: Did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and those who were were with him?

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

27 He said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.

28 The Son of man is master even of the sabbath.

Chapter 3

1 He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.

2 They watched Him, whether He would heal him on the sabbath day, that they might accuse Him.

3 So He said to the man who had his hand withered: Stand forth.

4 He said to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath day, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

5 He looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their heart. He said to the man: Stretch forth your hand. He stretched it forth, and his hand was restored.

6 The Pharisees went out, and immediately with the Herodians took counsel against Him, how they might destroy Him.

7 Yahushua withdrew to the sea with his disciples. A great multitude followed from Galilee, from Yahudah,

8 from Yerusalem, from Idumaea, beyond the Yordan, and about Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude came to Him, hearing what great things He did.

9 He spoke to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on Him because of the crowd, unless they would throng Him.

10 He healed many, insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed upon Him that they might touch Him.

11 The unclean spirits, whensoever they saw Him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying: You are the Son of Yahwah.

12 He charged them much that they should not make Him known.

13 He went up into the mountain, called to Him whom He Himself would, and they went to Him.

14 He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him, that He might send them forth to preach,

15 and to have authority to cast out demons.

16 Simon He surnamed Kepha (stone);

17 and James the son of Zebedee, and Yahchanan the brother of James; and them He surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder;

18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. He came into a house.

20 The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

21 When His friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on Him, for they said: He is beside Himself.

22 The scribes who came down from Yerusalem said: He has Beelzebub. And: By the prince of the demons He casts out the demons.

23 He called them to Him, and said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan?

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

26 If Satan rises up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.

27 No one can enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he bind the strong man first. Then he spoils his house.

28 Verily I say to you, All their sins will be forgiven to the sons of men, and their blasphemies which they will blaspheme.

29 But whosoever blasphemes against the Spirit of Yahwah never has forgiveness, he is guilty of an eternal sin.

30 For they had said: He has an unclean spirit.

31 There came His mother and His brothers, and, standing outside, they sent to Him, calling Him.

32 A multitude was sitting about Him, and they say to Him: Behold, your mother and your brothers seek for you outside.

33 He answered them, and said: Who is my mother and my brothers?

34 Looking round on those who sat round about Him, He said: Behold, my mother and my brothers!

35 For whosoever does the will of Yahwah, the same is my brother, sister, and mother.

Chapter 4

1 Again He began to teach by the sea-side. There is gathered to Him a very great multitude, so that He entered into a boat, and sat in the sea. All the multitude were by the sea on the land.

2 He taught them many things in parables, and said to them in His teaching:

3 Hearken! Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

4 It came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way-side, and the birds came and devoured it.

5 And other fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth. It sprang up straightaway, because it had no deepness of earth.

6 When the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered away because it had no root.

7 Other fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

8 Others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing. It brought forth, thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.

9 He said: Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

10 When He was alone, those who were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parables.

11 He said to them: The mystery of the kingdom of Yahwah is given to you. But to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,

12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive. And hearing they may hear, but not understand, unless maybe they should turn again, and it would be forgiven them.

13 He said to them: Do you not know this parable? How will you know all the parables?

14 The sower sowed the Word.

15 These are they by the way-side where the Word is sown, and when they hear, straightway Satan comes and takes away the Word which is sown in them.

16 These in like manner are those who are sown upon the rocky places, who, when they hear the Word, straightaway receive it with joy.

17 They have no root in themselves, but endure for a while. Then, when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Word, straightaway they stumble.

18 And others are those who are sown among the thorns. These are those who hear the Word,

19 but the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.

20 Those who were sown upon the good ground hear the Word, accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.

21 He said to them: Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the stand?

22 For there is nothing hid, save that it should be manifested. Neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light.

23 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.

24 He said to them: Take heed what you hear. With what measure you mete it will be measured to you, and more will be given to you.

25 For he who has, to him will be given. He who does not have, from him will be taken away even that which he has.

26 He said: So is the kingdom of Yahwah, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth,

27 and should sleep and rise, night and day. Should the seed spring up and grow, he does not know how.

28 The earth bears fruit of herself. First the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is ripe, straightaway He puts forth the sickle, because the harvest is come. [Joel 3:13]

30 He said: How will we liken the kingdom of Yahwah? Or in what parable will we set it forth?

31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, it is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth.

32 Yet when it is sown, it grows up, becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches. The birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow of it.

33 With many such parables He spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear it.

34 Without a parable He did not speak to them, but He expounded all things privately to His own disciples.

35 On that day, when evening was come, He said to them: Let us go over to the other side.

36 Leaving the multitude, they took Him with them, even as He was, in the boat. And other boats were with Him.

37 There arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat, insomuch that the boat was now filling.

38 He Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. They awoke Him, and said to Him: Teacher, do you not care that we perish?

39 He awoke, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 He said to them: Why are you fearful? Do you not have faith yet?

41 They feared exceedingly, and said one to another: Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?

Chapter 5

1 They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.

2 When He came out of the boat, straightaway there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

3 who had his dwelling in the tombs. No man could bind him any more, no, not even with a chain.

4 He had often been bound with fetters and chains. The chains were torn apart by him, the fetters broken in pieces, and no man had strength to tame him.

5 Always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.

6 When he saw Yahushua from afar, he ran, and worshipped Him.

7 Crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with you, Yahushua, you Son of the Most High Father? I adjure you by Yahwah, do not torment me.

8 He said to him: Come forth out of the man, you unclean spirit.

9 He asked him: What is your name? He said to Him: My name is Legion, for we are many.

10 He begged Him much that He would not send them away out of the country.

11 Now there was there on the mountainside a great herd of swine feeding.

12 They begged Him, saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

13 He gave them leave. The unclean spirits came out, entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea (in number about two thousand). They were drowned in the sea.

14 Those who fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. They came to see what it was that had come to pass.

15 They came to Yahushua, and behold, him who had been possessed with demons sitting, clothed and in his right mind, even him who had the legion. They were afraid.

16 Those who saw it declared to them what happened to him who was possessed with demons, and concerning the swine.

17 They began to beg Him to depart from their borders.

18 As He was entering into the boat, he who was possessed with demons begged Him that he might be with Him.

19 He did not allow him, but said to him: Go to your house to your friends, tell them what great things Yahwah did for you, and how He has mercy on you.

20 He went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how Yahushua did great things for him, and all men marvelled.

21 Yahushua crossed over again in the boat to the other side. A great multitude gathered to Him, and He was by the sea.

22 There came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name. Seeing Him, he fell at His feet,

23 and begged Him much, saying: My little daughter is at the point of death. I pray that you come and lay your hands on her, that she may be made whole, and live.

24 He went with him, a great multitude followed Him, and they thronged Him.

25 A woman who had an issue of blood twelve years

26 (and who suffered many things of many physicians, had spent all she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse),

27 having heard the things concerning Yahushua, came in the crowd behind, and touched His garment.

28 For she said: If I but touch His garments, I will be made whole.

29 Straightaway the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her plague.

30 Straightaway Yahushua perceived in Himself that the power proceeding from Him went forth. He turned about in the crowd, and said: Who touched my garments?

31 His disciples said to Him: You see the multitude thronging you. Yet you say: Who touched Me?

32 He looked round about to see her who did this thing.

33 Fearing and trembling, knowing what was done to her, the woman came, fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth.

34 He said to her: Daughter, your faith made you whole. Go in peace, and be whole of your plague.

35 While He yet spoke, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying: Your daughter is dead, why trouble the Teacher any further?

36 But not heeding the word spoken, Yahushua said to the ruler of the synagogue: Do not fear, only believe.

37 He allowed no man to follow with Him, except Kepha, James, and Yahchanan the brother of James.

38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue. He beheld a tumult, many weeping and wailing greatly.

39 When He entered in, He said to them: Why make a tumult, and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeps.

40 They laughed Him to scorn. But He put them all forth, took the father of the child, her mother, and those who were with Him, and went in where the child was.

41 Taking the child by the hand, He said to her: Talitha cumi. This is, being interpreted: Damsel, I say to you, Arise.

42 The damsel rose up, and walked. She was twelve years old. They were amazed straightaway with a great amazement.

43 He charged them much that no man should know this, and He commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Chapter 6

1 He went out from there. He came into his own country, and His disciples follow Him.

2 When the sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue. Hearing Him many were astonished, saying: From where did this man get these things? And: What is the wisdom that is given to this man, and what mean such mighty works wrought by His hands?

3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Miriam [Mary], brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? Are His sisters not here with us? They were offended in Him.

4 Yahushua said to them: A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, among his own kin, and in his own house.

5 He could do no mighty work there, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

6 He marvelled because of their unbelief. He went round about the villages teaching.

7 He called the twelve to Him, and began to send them forth by two and two. He gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

8 He charged them they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only. No bread, no wallet, no money in their purse,

9 but to go shod with sandals. He said: Do not put on two coats.

10 He said to them: Wheresoever you enter into a house, there abide till you depart there.

11 Whatsoever place will not receive you, and they do not hear you, as you go forth from there shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony to them.

12 They went out, and preached that men should repent.

13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.

14 King Herod heard of it, for His Name became known. He said: Yahchanan the Immerser is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers work in Him.

15 But others said: It is Eliyah. And others said: It is a prophet, even as one of the prophets.

16 But Herod, when he heard of it, said: Yahchanan, whom I beheaded, he is risen.

17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon Yahchanan, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. For he had married her.

18 Yahchanan said to Herod: It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.

19 Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him, but she could not.

20 Herod feared Yahchanan, knowing he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he was much perplexed, and he heard him gladly.

21 When a convenient day came, on his birthday Herod made a supper to his masters, the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee.

22 When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those who sat at meat with him. The king said to the damsel: Ask of me whatsoever you will, and I will give it to you.

23 He swore to her: Whatsoever you ask of me, I will give it you, to the half of my kingdom.

24 She went out, and said to her mother: What will I ask? And she said: The head of Yahchanan the Immerser.

25 She came in with haste to the king, and asked, saying: I will that you forthwith give me on a platter the head of Yahchanan the Immerser.

26 The king was exceeding sorry, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at meat, he would not reject her.

27 The king sent forth a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring his head. He went, beheaded him in the prison,

28 brought his head on a platter, gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.

29 When his disciples heard of it, they came, took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

30 The apostles gather themselves together to Yahushua. They told Him all things, whatsoever they did, and whatsoever they taught.

31 He says to them: Come apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

32 They went away in the boat to a desert place apart.

33 The people saw them going, and many knew them. They ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.

34 He came forth, and saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd. He began to teach them many things.

35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him, and said: The place is desert, and the day is now far spent.

36 Send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round about, and buy themselves somewhat to eat.

37 He answered and said to them: You give them to eat. They say to Him: Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings worth of bread, and give them to eat?

38 He says to them: How many loaves have you? Go and see. When they knew, they say: Five, and two fishes.

39 He commanded all should sit down by companies upon the green grass.

40 They sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

41 He took the five loaves and the two fishes. Looking up to heaven, He blessed, and broke the loaves. He gave to the disciples to set before them, and the two fishes He divided among them all.

42 They all ate, and were filled.

43 They took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and also of the fishes.

44 Those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

45 He constrained His disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself sends the multitude away.

46 After He took leave of them, He departed into the mountain to pray.

47 When evening came, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and He alone on the land.

48 He saw them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them. He came to them about the fourth watch of the night, walking on the sea. He would have passed by them,

49 but when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a spirit, and cried out.

50 They all saw Him, and were troubled. But He spoke with them, and said to them: Be of good cheer, I AM. Do not be afraid.

51 He went up to them into the boat, the wind ceased, and they were sore amazed in themselves.

52 For they did not understand concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

53 When they crossed over, they came to the land to Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

54 When they were come out of the boat, straightaway the people knew Him,

55 ran round about that whole region, and began to carry about on their beds those who were sick, where they heard He was.

56 Wheresoever He entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might touch if it were but the border of His garment. As many as touched Him were made whole.

Chapter 7

1 There are gathered together to Him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who came from Yerusalem.

2 They saw some of His disciples eat their bread with defiled (that is, unwashed) hands.

3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Yahudim [Jews], do not eat except they wash their hands diligently, holding the tradition of the elders;

4 and they do not eat when they come from the market-place, except they bathe themselves; and many other things there are, which they receive to hold, washings of cups, pots, and brasen vessels.)

5 The Pharisees and the scribes ask Him: Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands?

6 He said to them: Well did Yeshayah prophesy of you hypocrites. As it is written: This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

7 In vain they worship Me, teaching as their doctrines the traditions of men [Isaiah 29:13].

8 You leave the commandment of Yahwah, and hold fast the tradition of men.

9 He said to them: Full well do you reject the commandment of Yahwah, that you may keep your tradition.

10 For Moshe said: Honor your father and your mother. And: He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death.

11 But you say: If a man says to his father or his mother: That with which you might have been profited by me is Corban (that is to say: Given to Yahwah);

12 you no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother,

13 making the Word of Yahwah void by your tradition, which you deliver. And many such like things you do.

14 He called the multitude again to Him, and said to them: Hear Me, all of you, and understand.

15 There is nothing from outside the man, that going into him can defile him. The things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.

16 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.

17 When He entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable.

18 He said to them: Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatsoever from outside goes into the man, it cannot defile him,

19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his belly, and goes out into the toilet which purges all the foods?

20 He said: That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.

21 For evil thoughts proceed from within, out of the heart of men. Fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness;

23 all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.

24 He arose from there, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. He entered into a house, and would have no man know it, but He could not be hid.

25 A woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, came and fell down at His feet, having heard of Him.

26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged Him that He would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.

27 He said to her: Let the children be filled first, for it is not proper to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

28 But she answered, and said to Him: Yea, Master. Even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

29 He said to her: For this saying go your way, the demon is gone out of your daughter.

30 She went away to her house, found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.

31 Again He went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.

32 They bring to Him one who was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to lay His hand upon him.

33 He took him aside from the multitude privately, put His fingers into his ears, and He spat, and touched his tongue.

34 Looking up to heaven, He sighed, and says to him: Ephphatha (that is: Be opened).

35 His ears were opened, the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plain.

36 He charged them they should tell no man, but the more He charged them, so much the more they published it a great deal.

37 They were astonished beyond measure, saying: He does all things well. He even makes the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Chapter 8

1 In those days there was a great multitude again, and they had nothing to eat. He called His disciples to Him, and said to them:

2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat.

3 If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, and some of them are come from far.

4 His disciples answered Him: How will one be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place?

5 He asked them: How many loaves do you have? They said: Seven.

6 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. He took the seven loaves, gave thanks, He broke, and gave to His disciples to set before them. They set them before the multitude.

7 They had a few small fishes, and blessing them, He commanded to set these before them also.

8 They ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets of broken pieces that remained over.

9 They were about four thousand, and He sent them away.

10 He entered into the boat with His disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

11 The Pharisees came forth, and began to question with Him, seeking of Him a sign from heaven, trying Him.

12 He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said: Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say to you, There will be no sign given to this generation.

13 He left them, entered into the boat again, and departed to the other side.

14 They forgot to take bread, and they had not more than one loaf in the boat with them.

15 He charged them, saying: Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.

16 They reasoned one with another, saying: We have no bread.

17 Perceiving it, Yahushua said to them: Why do you reason, because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive, nor understand? Have you hardened your heart?

18 Having eyes, not see? Having ears, not hear?

19 Do you not remember when I broke the five loaves among the five thousand? How many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They say to Him: Twelve.

20 When the seven among the four thousand, how many basketfuls of broken pieces did you take up? They say to Him: Seven.

21 He said to them: Do you not yet understand?

22 They come to Bethsaida. They bring a blind man to Him, and beg Him to touch Him.

23 He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. He spit on his eyes, and laid His hands upon him. He asked him: Do you see anything?

24 He looked up, and said: I see men. I see them as trees, walking.

25 Then He laid His hands upon his eyes again, and he looked stedfastly, was restored, and saw all things clearly.

26 He sent him away to his home, saying: Do not even enter into the village.

27 Yahushua and His disciples went forth into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. On the way He asked His disciples, saying to them: Who do men say I am?

28 They told Him, saying: Yahchanan the Immerser. And others: Eliyah. But others: One of the prophets.

29 He asked them: But who do you say I am? Kepha answered, and said to Him: You are the Messiah [the anointed of Yahwah].

30 He charged them they should tell no man of Him.

31 He began to teach them the Son of man must suffer many things, be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, be killed, and after three days rise again.

32 He spoke the saying openly. Kepha took Him, and began to rebuke Him.

33 But He turned about, saw His disciples, rebuked Kepha, and said: Get behind Me, Satan. For you do not mind the things of Yahwah, but the things of men.

34 He called the multitude to Him with His disciples, and said to them: If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his stake, and follow Me.

35 Whosoever would save his life will lose it, and whosoever loses his life for my sake and the Evangel's will save it.

36 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

37 What should a man give in exchange for his life?

38 Whosoever is ashamed of Me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also will be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy malaks.

Chapter 9

1 He said to them: Verily I say to you, There are some here of those who stand by, who will in no way taste of death till they see the kingdom of Yahwah come with power.

2 After six days Yahushua took with him Kepha, James, and Yahchanan, and brought them up into a high mountain apart by themselves. He was transfigured before them.

3 His garments became glistening, exceeding white, so as no bleach on earth can whiten them.

4 There appeared to them Eliyah with Moshe, and they were talking with Yahushua.

5 Kepha answered, and said to Yahushua: Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tabernacles; one for you, one for Moshe, and one for Eliyah.

6 He did not know what to answer, for they became sore afraid.

7 There came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud: This is my beloved Son, hear Him.

8 Suddenly looking round about, they saw no one anymore, save Yahushua only with themselves.

9 As they were coming down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no man what things they saw, save when the Son of man should have risen again from the dead.

10 They kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the rising again from the dead should mean.

11 They asked Him, saying: How is it that the scribes say that Eliyah must come first?

12 He said to them: Eliyah indeed comes first, and restores all things. How is it written of the Son of man, that He should suffer many things, and be set at nought?

13 But I say to you, Eliyah is come, and they did to him whatsoever they would, even as it is written of him.

14 When they came to the disciples, they saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them.

15 Straightaway all the multitude, when they saw Him, were greatly amazed, and running to Him saluted Him.

16 He asked them: What do you question with them?

17 One of the multitude answered Him: Teacher, I brought my son to you, who has a dumb spirit.

18 Wheresoever it takes him, it dashes him down. He foams, grinds his teeth, and pines away. I spoke to your disciples that they would cast it out, and they were not able.

19 He answered them, and said: O faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him to Me.

20 They brought him to Him. When He saw him, straightaway the spirit tore him grievously. He fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

21 He asked his father: How long time is it since this has come to him? He said: From a child.

22 Often-times it casts him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him. If you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

23 Yahushua said to him: IF you can?! All things are possible to him who believes.

24 Straightaway the father of the child cried out, and said: I believe, help my unbelief.

25 Yahushua saw that a multitude came running together. He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him: You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter into him no more.

26 He cried out, tore him much, and he came out. The boy became as one dead, insomuch that the more part said: He is dead.

27 But Yahushua took him by the hand, raised him up, and he arose.

28 When He came into the house, His disciples asked Him privately: How is it that we could not cast it out?

29 He said to them: This kind comes out only by prayer.

30 They went forth from there, passed through Galilee, and He did not want any man to know it.

31 He taught His disciples, and said to them: The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they will kill him. When He is killed, after three days He will rise again.

32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

33 They came to Capernaum, and when He was in the house He asked them: What were you reasoning on the way?

34 But they held their peace, for they had disputed one with another on the way who was the greatest.

35 He sat down, and called the twelve. He said to them: If any man would be first, he will be last of all, and servant of all.

36 He took a little child, and set him in the midst of them. Taking him in His arms, He said to them:

37 Whosoever receives one of such little children in my Name, receives Me. Whosoever receives Me, receives not Me, but Him who sent Me.

38 Yahchanan said to Him: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in your Name, and we did not allow him, because he does not follow us.

39 But Yahushua said: Do not forbid him. There is no man who will do a mighty work in my Name, and be able quickly to speak evil of Me.

40 For he who is not against us is for us.

41 Whosoever gives you a cup of water to drink, because you are Messiah's, verily I say to you, he will in no way lose his reward.

42 Whosoever causes one of these little ones who believe on Me to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

43 If your hand cause you to stumble, cut it off. It is good for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into the lake of fire, into the unquenchable fire [entropy]

44 (where the worms do not die, and the fire is not quenched).

45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is good for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into the lake of fire

46 (where the worms do not die, and the fire is not quenched).

47 If your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out. It is good for you to enter into the kingdom of Yahwah with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the lake of fire

48 (where the worms do not die, and the fire is not quenched).

49 Everyone will be purified with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.

50 Salt is good, but if the salt loses its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.

Chapter 10

1 He arose from there and came into the borders of Yahudah and beyond the Yordan, and multitudes come together to Him again. And, as He liked to do, He taught them again.

2 There came to Him Pharisees, and asked, trying Him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?

3 He answered, and said to them: What did Moshe command you?

4 They said: Moshe allowed to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

5 Yahushua said to them: For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

6 From the beginning of the creation, Yahwah made them male and female.

7 For this reason a man leaves his father and mother, and cleaves to his wife.

8 The two become one flesh, so that they are no more two, but one flesh [Genesis 2:24].

9 What therefore Yahwah has joined together, let man not put apart.

10 In the house the disciples asked Him again of this matter.

11 He said to them: Whosoever puts his wife away, and marries another, commits adultery against her.

12 If she herself puts her husband away, and marries another, she commits adultery.

13 They were bringing little children to Him, that He should touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But when Yahushua saw it, He was moved with indignation, and said to them: Allow the little children to come to Me. Do not forbid them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Yahwah.

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

16 He took them in His arms, and blessed them, laying His hands upon them.

17 As He was going forth into the way, ran one to Him there, kneeled to Him, and asked Him: Good Teacher, what will I do that I may inherit eternal life?

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

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

20 He said to Him: Teacher, all these things I have observed from my youth.

21 Looking upon him Yahushua loved him, and said to him: One thing you lack. Go, sell whatsoever you have, give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.

22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful, for he was one who had great possessions.

23 Yahushua looked round about, and said to his disciples: How hardly will those who have riches enter into the kingdom of Yahwah!

24 The disciples were amazed at His words. But Yahushua answered again, and said to them: Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of Yahwah!

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

26 They were exceedingly astonished, saying to Him: Then who can be saved?

27 Looking upon them Yahushua said: With men it is impossible, but not with Yahwah, for all things are possible with Yahwah.

28 Kepha began to say to Him: Lo, we left all, and followed you.

29 Yahushua said: Verily I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or lands, for my sake, and for the evangel's sake,

30 but he will receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.

31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

32 They were on the way, going up to Yerusalem. Yahushua was going before them, and they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve again, and began to tell them the things that were to happen to Him,

33 saying: Behold, we go up to Yerusalem. The Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles.

34 They will mock Him, spit upon Him, scourge Him, and kill Him. After three days He will rise again.

35 There come James and Yahchanan near to Him, the sons of Zebedee, saying to Him: Teacher, we would that you should do for us whatsoever we will ask of you.

36 He said to them: What would you that I should do for you?

37 They said to Him: Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your glory.

38 But Yahushua said to them: You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink? Or to be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with?

39 They said to Him: We are able. Yahushua said to them: The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the immersion that I am immersed you also will be immersed.

40 But to sit on my right hand or on my left hand is not mine to give, it is for those for whom it was prepared.

41 When the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and Yahchanan.

42 Yahushua called them to Him, and said to them: You know that those who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles master it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.

43 But it is not so among you, whosoever would become great among you will be your minister.

44 Whosoever would be first among you will be servant of all.

45 For the Son of man also came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.

46 They come to Yericho. As He went out from Yericho (with His disciples and a great multitude), Bar-Timaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the way-side.

47 When he heard it was Yahushua the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say: Yahushua, you son of David, have mercy on me.

48 And many 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.

49 Yahushua stood still, and said: Call him. They call the blind man, saying to him: Be of good cheer, rise, He calls you.

50 He cast away his garment, sprang up, and came to Yahushua.

51 Yahushua answered him, and said: What will you that I should do to you? The blind man said to him: Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.

52 Yahushua said to him: Go your way, your faith has made you whole. Straightaway he received his sight, and followed Him in the way.

Chapter 11

1 When they draw near to Yerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,

2 and said to them: Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Straightaway as you enter into it, you will find a colt tied, which no man ever yet sat on. Loose him, and bring him.

3 If anyone say to you: Why do you do this? Say: The Master has need of him. Straightaway he will send him back here.

4 They went away, and found a colt tied at the door outside in the open street, and they loosed him.

5 Certain of those who stood there said to them: What do you, loosing the colt?

6 They said to them even as Yahushua said, and they let them go.

7 They brought the colt to Yahushua, and cast their garments on him. He sat upon him.

8 Many spread their garments upon the way, and others branches which they cut from the fields.

9 Those who went before, and those who followed, cried: Hosanna. Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Yahwah.

10 Blessed is the kingdom that comes, the kingdom of our father David, who comes in the Name of Yahwah. Hosanna in the highest.

11 He entered into Yerusalem, into the temple. He looked round about upon all things. It being now evening, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.

12 The next day He hungered, when they were come out from Bethany.

13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if maybe He might find anything there. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season of figs.

14 He answered, and said to it: No man eat fruit from you from now until forever. His disciples heard it.

15 They came to Yerusalem. He entered into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold the doves.

16 He would not allow any man to carry a vessel through the temple.

17 He taught, and said to them: Is it not written; My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations? But you have made it a den of robbers [Yeremyah 7:11; Isaiah 56:7].

18 The chief priests and the scribes heard it, and wondered how they might destroy Him. They feared Him, for all the multitude was astonished at His teaching.

19 Every evening He went forth out of the city.

20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

21 Calling to remembrance Kepha said to Him: Rabbi, behold, the fig tree you cursed is withered away.

22 Answering, Yahushua said to them: Have faith in Yahwah.

23 Verily I say to you, Whosoever says to this mountain: Be taken up and cast into the sea; and will not doubt in his heart, but will believe that what he says comes to pass, he will have it.

24 Therefore I say to you: All things whatsoever you pray and ask for, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

25 Whensoever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27 They came to Yerusalem again. As He was walking in the temple, there came to Him the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders,

28 and they said to Him: By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?

29 Yahushua said to them: I will ask of you one question, answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

30 The immersion of Yahchanan, was it from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.

31 They reasoned with themselves, saying: If we say from heaven; He will say; Why then did you not believe him?

32 But should we say from men: they feared the people, for all verily held Yahchanan to be a prophet.

33 They answered Yahushua, and said: We do not know. And Yahushua said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Chapter 12

1 He began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

2 At the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard.

3 They took him, beat him, and sent him away empty.

4 Again he sent another servant to them. Him they wounded in the head, and handled shamefully.

5 He sent another. Him they killed, and many others, beating some, and killing some.

6 He had yet one, a beloved son. He sent him to them last, saying: They will reverence my son.

7 But those husbandmen said among themselves: This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.

8 They took him, killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard.

9 What therefore will the master of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others.

10 Have you not read even this scripture? The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner;

11 this was from Yahwah, and it is marvellous in our eyes [Psalm 118:22-23].

12 They tried to lay hold on Him, for they perceived that He spoke the parable against them, but they feared the multitude, so they left Him, and went away.

13 They send to Him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch Him in talk.

14 When they were come, they say to Him: Teacher, we know that you are true, and not care for anyone, for you do not regard the person of men, but of a truth teach the way of Yahwah. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

15 Shall we give, or will we not give? But He knew their hypocrisy, so said to them: Why do you make trial of Me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it.

16 They brought it. He said to them: Whose is this image and superscription? They said to Him: Caesar's.

17 Yahushua said to them: Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to Yahwah the things that are Yahwah's. They marvelled greatly at Him.

18 There came Sadducees to Him, who say there is no resurrection, and they asked Him, saying:

19 Teacher, Moshe wrote to us; If a man's brother die, and leave a wife behind him, and leave no child, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

20 There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no seed;

21 and the second took her, and died, leaving no seed behind him; and the third likewise;

22 the seven left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.

23 In the resurrection whose wife will she be of them? For the seven had her to wife.

24 Yahushua said to them: Is it not for this cause that you err, that you do not know the scriptures, nor the power of Yahwah?

25 When they rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as gods in heaven.

26 But as touching the dead, that they are raised; have you not read in the book of Moshe, in the place concerning the Bush, how Yahwah spoke to him, saying; I am the Father of Abraham, the Father of Isaac, and the Father of Yaacob?

27 He is not the Father of the dead, but of the living, you do greatly err.

28 One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that He had answered them well, asked Him: What commandment is the first of all?

29 Yahushua answered: The first is: Hear, O Yisrayah; Yahwah our Father, Yahwah is one [Deuteronomy 6:4 Shema].

30 You will love Yahwah your Father with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength [Deuteronomy 6:5, 10:12, 30:6].

31 The second is this, you will love your neighbor as yourself. There are no other commandments greater than these.

32 The scribe said to Him: Of a truth, Teacher, you have well said that He is One, and there is none other but He.

33 To love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

34 When Yahushua saw that he answered discreetly, He said to him: You are not far from the kingdom of Yahwah. After that no man dared ask Him any question.

35 Yahushua answered, and said, as He taught in the temple: How do the scribes say the Messiah is the son of David?

36 David himself said in the Spirit: Yahwah said to my Master; Sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies the footstool of your feet [Psalm 110:1].

37 David himself called Him Master, so how is He his son? And the common people heard Him gladly.

38 In His teaching He said: Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, salutations in the marketplaces,

39 chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts.

40 They devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.

41 He sat down over against the treasury, and watched how the multitude cast money into the treasury, and many who were rich cast in much.

42 There came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing.

43 He called His disciples to Him, and said to them: Verily I say to you, This poor widow cast in more than all those who are casting into the treasury.

44 For they all cast in of their superfluity, but she of her want did cast in all she had, even all her living.

Chapter 13

1 As He went forth out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him: Teacher, behold, what manner of stones, and what manner of buildings!

2 Yahushua said to him: See these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another, which will not be thrown down.

3 As He sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Kepha, James, Yahchanan, and Andrew, asked Him privately:

4 Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign when these things are all about to be accomplished?

5 Yahushua began to say to them: Take heed that no man lead you astray.

6 Many will come in my Name, saying I am He, and will lead many astray.

7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled. These things must needs come to pass, but the end is not yet.

8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in diverse places, there will be famines, these things are the beginning of travail.

9 But you take heed to yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. In synagogues you will be beaten, and before governors and kings you will stand for my sake, for a testimony to them.

10 The evangel must first be preached to all the nations.

11 When they lead you to judgment, and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand what you will speak. Whatsoever will be given you in that hour, that you speak, for it is not you who speaks, but Yahwah's Spirit.

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

13 You will be hated of all men for my Name's sake, but he who endures to the end, the same will be saved.

14 When you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not (let him who reads understand), then let those who are in Yahudah flee to the mountains.

15 Let him who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house.

16 Let him who is in the field not return back to take his cloak.

17 But woe to those who are with child and to those who give suck in those days!

18 And pray that it not be in the winter.

19 For those days will be tribulation, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which Yahwah created until now, and never will be.

20 And except Yahwah shortens the days, no flesh will be saved. But for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortens the days.

21 Then if any man says to you: Lo, here is the Messiah. Or: Lo, there; do not believe it.

22 There will arise false Messiahs and false prophets, and will show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.

23 But you take heed. Behold, I told you all things beforehand.

24 In those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light,

25 the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.

26 Then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

27 Then He will send forth the malaks, they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now from the fig tree learn her parable. When her branch is now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near.

29 Even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, know that He is near, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say to you, This generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.

31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

32 But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the gods in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.

33 Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is.

34 It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house comes (whether at evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning),

36 unless coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 What I say to you I say to all, watch.

Chapter 14

1 Now after two days was the feast of the passover and the unleavened bread. The chief priests and the scribes wondered how they might take Him with subtlety, and kill Him.

2 They said: Not during the feast, unless maybe there will be a tumult of the people.

3 While He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure nard very costly. She broke the cruse, and poured it over His head.

4 But there were some who had indignation among themselves, saying: To what purpose was this waste of the ointment made?

5 This ointment might have been sold for above three hundred shillings, and given to the poor. They murmured against her.

6 But Yahushua said: Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She wrought a good work on Me.

7 You have the poor always with you, and whensoever you will you can do them good. But Me you do not always have.

8 She did what she could, she anointed my body beforehand for the burying.

9 Verily I say to you, Wheresoever the Evangel is preached throughout the whole world, that also which this woman [Miriam of Bethany] did will be spoken of for a memorial of her.

10 Judas Iscariot, he who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver Him to them.

11 They were glad when they heard it, and promised to give him money. He planned how he might deliver Him to them conveniently.

12 On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, His disciples say to Him: Where will you that we go and make ready that you may eat?

13 He sent two of His disciples, and said to them: Go into the city, and there a man bearing a pitcher of water will meet you.

14 Follow him, and wheresoever he enters in, say to the master of the house: The Teacher says: Where is my guest-chamber, where I will eat with my disciples?

15 He will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready, there make ready for us.

16 The disciples went forth, came into the city, found as He said to them, and they made the meal ready.

17 When it was evening He comes with the twelve.

18 As they sat and were eating, Yahushua said: Verily I say to you, One of you will betray Me, even He who eats with Me.

19 They began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one: Is it I?

20 He said to them: It is one of the twelve, he who dips with Me in the dish.

21 For the Son of man goes, even as it is written of Him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! Good were it for that man if he had not been born.

22 As they were eating, He took bread, and when He had blessed, He broke it, gave to them, and said: Take. This is my body.

23 He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave to them, and they all drank of it.

24 He said to them: This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.

25 Verily I say to you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of Yahwah.

26 They sung a hymn, then they went out to the mount of Olives.

27 Yahushua said to them: All you will be offended. It is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered abroad.

28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.

29 Kepha said to Him: Although all are offended, yet I will not.

30 Yahushua said to him: Verily I say to you, You will deny me three times today, even tonight, before the cock crow twice.

31 But he spoke exceedingly vehemently: If I must die with you, I will not deny you. In like manner also they all said.

32 They came to a place named Gethsemane. He said to His disciples: Sit here, while I pray.

33 He took with Him Kepha, James, and Yahchanan, and began to be greatly amazed, and sore troubled.

34 He said to them: My soul is exceeding sorrowful even to death. Abide here, and watch [Isaiah 53:12].

35 He went forward a little, fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from Him.

36 He said: Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Remove this cup from Me, however not what I will, but what you will.

37 He came, found them sleeping, and said to Kepha: Simon, you sleep? Could you not watch one hour?

38 Watch and pray, that you not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

39 Again He went away, and prayed, saying the same words.

40 Again He came, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy. They did not know what to answer Him.

41 He came the third time, and said to them: Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough, the hour is come. Behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

42 Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand.

43 Straightaway, while He yet spoke, comes Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.

44 Now he who betrayed Him had given them a token, saying: Whomsoever I kiss, that is He. Take Him, and lead Him away safely.

45 When he came, straightaway he came to Him, and said: Rabbi; and kissed Him.

46 They laid hands on Him, and took Him.

47 A certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.

48 Yahushua answered, and said to them: Are you come out to seize Me with swords and staves, as against a robber?

49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not take Me, but this is done that the scriptures might be fulfilled.

50 They all left Him, and fled [Zechariah 13:7].

51 A certain young man followed with Him, having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body. They lay hold on him,

52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.

53 They led Yahushua away to the high priest, and there come together with him all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes.

54 Kepha followed Him afar off, even within, into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire.

55 Now the chief priests and the whole council looked for witnesses against Yahushua to put Him to death, and did not find it.

56 Many bore false witness against Him, but their witness did not agree together.

57 There stood up certain, and bore false witness against Him, saying:

58 We heard Him say: I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.

59 And not even so did their witnesses agree together.

60 The high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Yahushua, saying: Do you answer nothing? What is it which these witness against you?

61 But He held His peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, and said to Him: Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?

62 Yahushua said: I AM. You will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Yahwah, and coming with the clouds of heaven.

63 The high priest tore his clothes, and said: What further need have we of witnesses?

64 You heard the blasphemy. What do you think? They all condemned Him to be worthy of death.

65 Some began to spit on Him, cover His face, hit Him, and to say to Him: Prophesy. The officers received Him with blows of their hands.

66 As Kepha was beneath in the court, there comes one of the maids of the high priest.

67 Seeing Kepha warming himself, she looked upon him, and said: You also were with the Nazarene, even Yahushua.

68 But he denied, saying: I neither know, nor understand what you say. He went out into the porch, and the cock crowed.

69 The maid saw him, and began again to say to those who stood by: This is one of them.

70 But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Kepha: Of a truth you are one of them, for you are a Galilaean.

71 But he began to curse, and to swear: I do not know this man of whom you speak.

72 Straightway the cock crowed the second time. Kepha called to mind the word Yahushua said to him: Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times. When he thought about it, he wept.

Chapter 15

1 Straightway in the morning the chief priests, with the elders, scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, bound Yahushua, carried Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate.

2 Pilate asked Him: Are you the King of the Yahudim [Jews]? He answering said to him: You say it.

3 The chief priests accused Him of many things.

4 Pilate again asked Him, saying: You answer nothing? Behold how many things they accuse you of.

5 But Yahushua did not answer anymore, insomuch that Pilate marvelled.

6 Now at the feast he used to release one prisoner to them, whom they asked of him.

7 There was one called Barabbas, lying bound with those who had made insurrection, men who had committed murder in the insurrection.

8 The multitude went up and began to ask him to do as he was wont to do to them.

9 Pilate answered them, saying: Will you that I release to you the King of the Yahudim?

10 For he perceived that the chief priests had delivered Him up for envy.

11 But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.

12 Pilate again answered, and said to them: What then will I do to Him whom you call the King of the Yahudim?

13 They cried out again: Impale Him.

14 Pilate said to them: Why, what evil did He do? But they cried out exceedingly: Impale Him.

15 Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released to them Barabbas. When he scourged Him, he delivered Yahushua to be impaled.

16 The soldiers led Him away within the court, which is the Praetorium, and they called together the whole band.

17 They clothed Him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him.

18 They began to salute Him: Hail, King of the Yahudim!

19 They smote His head with a reed, spat upon Him, bowed their knees, and worshipped Him.

20 After they mocked Him, they took the purple off from Him, and put His garments on Him. They lead Him out to impale Him.

21 They compelled one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear His cross beam.

22 They bring Him to the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted: The place of a skull.

23 They offered Him wine mingled with myrrh, but He did not receive it.

24 They impaled Him, and parted His garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take.

25 It was the third hour, and they impaled Him.

26 The superscription of His accusation was written over: THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27 With Him they impale two robbers; one on His right hand, and one on His left.

28 The scripture was fulfilled, which said: He was reckoned with transgressors. [Isaiah 53:9, 12]

29 Those who passed by railed on Him, wagging their heads, and saying: Ha! You who destroys the temple, and builds it in three days.

30 Save yourself, and come down from the stake.

31 In like manner also the chief priests (mocking Him among themselves with the scribes) said: He saved others, Himself He cannot save.

32 Let the Messiah, the King of Yisrayah, now come down from the stake, that we may see, and believe. Those who were impaled with Him reproached Him.

33 When the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

34 At the ninth hour Yahushua cried with a loud voice: Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Which is, being interpreted: My Father, my Father, why have you forsaken me? [Psalm 22:1]

35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said: Behold, he calls Eliyah.

36 One ran, filled a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink, [Psalm 69:21] saying: Let be. Let us see whether Eliyah comes to take Him down.

37 Yahushua uttered a loud voice, and gave up the spirit.

38 The veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

39 When the centurion, who stood by over against Him, saw that He so gave up the spirit, he said: Truly this man was the Son of Yahwah.

40 There were also women beholding from afar, among whom were both Miriam Magdalene, Miriam the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome

41 (who followed Him when He was in Galilee, and ministered to Him), and many other women who came up with Him to Yerusalem.

42 When evening came, it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath.

43 There came Yahusef of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of Yahwah. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yahushua.

44 Pilate marvelled if He were already dead. Calling the centurion to him, he asked him whether He had been any while dead.

45 When he learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to Yahusef.

46 He bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wound Him in the linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock. He rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

47 Miriam Magdalene and Miriam the mother of James beheld where He was laid.

Chapter 16

1 When the sabbath was past, Miriam Magdalene, Miriam the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

2 They came to the tomb very early on the first day of the week, when the sun was risen.

3 They were saying among themselves: Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?

4 Looking up, they see the stone is rolled back, for it was exceeding great.

5 Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe, and they were amazed.

6 He said to them: Do not be amazed. You seek Yahushua, the Nazarene, who was impaled. He was raised! He is not here! [Psalm 16:10-11] Behold the place where they laid Him!

7 Go, tell His disciples, and Kepha: He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see Him, as He said to you.

8 They went out, and fled from the tomb. Trembling and astonishment came upon them, but they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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16:9 Now when He was risen, early on the first day of the week He appeared first to Miriam Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons.

10 She went and told those who were with Him, as they mourned and wept.

11 They disbelieved when they heard He was alive, and was seen of her.

12 After these things He was manifested in another form to two of them, as they walked, on their way into the country.

13 They went away and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.

14 Afterward He was manifested to the eleven themselves as they sat at meat. He upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He was risen.

15 He said to them: Go into all the world, and preach the evangel to the whole creation.

16 He who believes and is immersed will be saved, but he who disbelieves will be condemned.

17 These signs will accompany those who believe: in my Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

18 they will take up serpents; if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

19 After He spoke to them, the Master Yahushua was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of Yahwah.

20 They went forth and preached everywhere, the Master working with them, and confirming the Word by the signs that followed. Amein.

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16:9 They promptly reported all these instructions to Kepha and his companions.
10 After that, Yahshua Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.

[[NOTE: There is yet a third alternate ending:]]
16:9 This age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of Yahwah. Therefore they said to Messiah: Reveal your righteousness now.
10 Messiah answered them: The term of years for Satan's power has now expired, but other terrors are at hand.
11 I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners, that they might return to the truth and sin no more, that they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven.

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