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Gospel of MattitYah


The evangel according to Matthew:

Chapter 1

1 The book of the generation of Yahshua [wrongly called: Jesus], the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Yitzchaq [Isaac]; Yitzchaq begat Yaacob [Jacob]; Yaacob begat Yahudah [Judah] and his brothers;

3 Yahudah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; Perez begat Hezron; Hezron begat Ram;

4 Ram begat Amminadab; Amminadab begat Nahshon; Nahshon begat Salmon;

5 Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; Obed begat Jesse;

6 and Jesse begat David the king. David begat Solomon of her who was the wife of Uriyah;

7 Solomon begat Rehoboam; Rehoboam begat Abiyah; Abiyah begat Asa;

8 Asa begat Yahushaphat; Yahushaphat begat Joram; Joram begat Uzziyah;

9 Uzziyah begat Jotham; Jotham begat Yauhazi; Yauhazi begat Hezekyah;

10 Hezekyah begat Manasseh; Manasseh begat Amon; Amon begat Josyah;

11 and Josyah begat Jechonyah and his brothers, at the time of the carrying away to Babylon.

12 After the carrying away to Babylon, Jechonyah begat Shealtiel; Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;

13 Zerubbabel begat Abiud; Abiud begat Eliakim; Eliakim begat Azor;

14 Azor begat Sadoc; Sadoc begat Achim; Achim begat Eliud;

15 Eliud begat Eleazar; Eleazar begat Matthan; Matthan begat Yaacob;

16 and Yaacob begat Yahusef [Joseph] (the husband of Miriam [Mary]) of whom was born Yahshua [YHWH-saves], who is called Messiah [Anointed of YHWH]. [Yahchanan 1:49]

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

18 Now the birth of Yahshua was this way: His mother Miriam was betrothed to Yahusef.

20 Behold, a malak [servant] of Yahwah appeared to Yahusef in a dream, saying: Yahusef, you son of David, Miriam your wife will bring you a son.

21 You will call His name Yahushua [Zecharyah 6:11-12], for it is He who will save His people from their sins.

22 Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Yahwah through the prophet, saying:

23 Behold, the maiden will be with child, will bring forth a son, and they will call his name Yahushua (which is, being interpreted, Yahwah-saves). [Isaiah 7:14]

24 Yahusef arose from his sleep, and did as the malak of Yahwah commanded him.

25 He took his wife to himself, and she brought forth a son. He called His name Yahshua.

Chapter 2

1 Yahshua was born in Bethlehem of Yahudah [Micah 5:2] in the days of Herod the king. Behold, magi [magician astrologer priests] from the east came to Yerusalem, saying:

2 Where is He who is born King of the Yahudim [Jews]? We saw His star [Numbers 24:17] in the east, and are come to worship Him.

3 When Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Yerusalem with him.

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

5 They said to him: In Bethlehem of Yahudah [Judah, Judaea]. For thus it is written through the prophet [Micah 5:2]:

6 You Bethlehem, land of Yahudah, are in no way least among the princes of Yahudah, for out of you will come forth a governor, who will be shepherd of my people Yisrayah [Israel].

7 Then Herod called the magi secretly, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.

8 He sent them to Bethlehem, and said: Go, search out exactly concerning the young child. When you find him, bring me word, that I may come and worship him also.

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

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

11 They came into the house and saw the young child with Miriam His mother. They fell down, and worshipped Him. Opening their treasures they offered gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 Being warned of Yahwah in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 Now when they were departed, behold, a malak [messenger, god] of Yahwah appeared to Yahusef in a dream, saying: Arise! Take the young child and His mother. Flee into Egypt, and be there until I tell you. Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.

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

15 They were there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Yahwah through the prophet, saying: I called my son out of Egypt [Hosea 11:1].

16 When Herod saw he was mocked by the Wise-men, he was exceeding wroth. He sent forth and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders of it, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the magi.

17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken through Yeremyah the prophet, saying:

18 A voice was heard in Ramah. Weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children. She would not be comforted, because they are not [Jeremiah 31:15].

19 But when Herod was dead, behold, a malak of Yahwah appeared in a dream to Yahusef in Egypt, saying:

20 Arise, take the young child and His mother, and go into the land of Yisrayah, for those who wanted the young child's life are dead.

21 He arose, took the young child and His mother, and came into the land of Yisrayah.

22 But when he heard Archelaus was reigning over Yahudah instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Being warned of Yahwah in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee.

23 They dwelt in a city of Nazarites, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene [Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 53:2; Jeremiah 23:5; Zecharyah 3:8; Zecharyah 6:11-12].

Chapter 3

1 In those days came Yahchanan the Immerser [John the Baptist], preaching in the wilderness of Yahudah, saying:

2 Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 This is He who was spoken of through Yeshayah the prophet, saying: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready The Way of Yahwah, make His paths straight [Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1].

4 Now Yahchanan himself had his garment of camel's hair, a leather girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then Yerusalem went out to him, with all Yahudah, and all the region round about the Yordan [Jordan River].

6 They were immersed of him in the river Yordan, confessing their sins.

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

8 Bring forth fruit worthy of repentance.

9 Do not think to say within yourselves: We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you: Yahwah is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

10 Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the [lake of] fire.

11 I indeed immerse you in water to repentance. But He who comes after me is mightier than I. His shoes I am not worthy to bear. He will immerse you in Yahwah's Spirit, and in fire.

12 His fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly cleanse His threshing-floor. He will gather His wheat into the garner, but the chaff He will burn up with unquenchable fire [entropy].

13 Then Yahshua came from Galilee to the Yordan to Yahchanan, to be immersed of him.

14 But Yahchanan would have stopped Him, saying: I have need to be immersed of you, and you come to me?

15 But answering, Yahshua said to him: Allow it now. For so it becomes us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he allowed Him.

16 When He was immersed, Yahshua went up straightaway from the water. Behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit [Word] of Yahwah descending as a dove, and coming upon Him.

17 Lo, a voice out of the heavens, [YHWH] saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Today I beget you.

Chapter 4

1 Then Yahshua was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward He hungered.

3 The Tempter came, and said to Him: If you are the Son of Yahwah, command that these stones become bread.

4 But He answered, and said: It is written: Man will not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahwah [Deuteronomy 8:3].

5 Then the Devil took Him into the set-apart city. He set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,

6 and said to Him: If you are the Son of Yahwah, cast yourself down. For it is written: He will give His malaks charge concerning you. And: On their hands they will bear you up, unless you accidentally dash your foot against a stone [Psalm 91:11-12].

7 Yahshua said to him: Again it is written; You will not make trial of [tempt] Yahwah your Father [Deuteronomy 6:16].

8 Again, the devil took Him to an exceeding high mountain. He showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.

9 He said to Him: I will give you all these things, if you will fall down and worship me [Deuteronomy 5:9].

10 Then Yahshua said to him: Get away, Satan! It is written: You will worship Yahwah your Father, and you will serve Him only [Deuteronomy 6:13].

11 Then the devil left Him. Behold, malaks [gods, angels] came, and ministered to Him.

12 Now when He heard Yahchanan was delivered up, He withdrew into Galilee.

13 Leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali,

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

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

16 the people who sat in darkness saw a great Light, and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them did Light spring up [Isaiah 9:2].

17 From that time Yahshua began to preach, and to say: Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

18 Walking by the sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Kepha [stone], and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea. For they were fishers.

19 He said to them: Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 They left the nets right away, and followed Him.

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

22 Right away they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

23 Yahshua went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people.

24 The report of Him went forth into all Syria. They brought to Him all who were sick with different diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptic, and palsied. He healed them.

25 There followed Him great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Yerusalem, Yahudah, and from beyond the Yordan.

Chapter 5

1 Seeing the multitudes, He went up into the mountain. When He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

2 He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Yahwah [Yeshayah 66:2].

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted [Yeshayah 61:2].

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth [Yeshayah 29:19, Zephanyah 2:3, Psalms 37:11].

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled [Daniel 9:24].

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see Yahwah [Psalm 51:10].

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of Yahwah.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [Daniel 9:24].

11 Blessed are you when men reproach you for my sake, persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad! Great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

13 You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its savor, how will it be salted? It is afterwards good for nothing, but to be cast out, and trampled under foot of men.

14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

15 Men do not light a lamp and put it under a bucket, but on the stand. It shines to all who are in the house.

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

17 Do not think I came to destroy the law or the prophets, I did not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 Verily I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle [tiny bit] will pass away from the law, till all things are accomplished.

19 Whosoever therefore will break one of these least commandments, and will teach men so, will be called least [by those] in the kingdom of Yahwah. Whosoever will do and teach them, he will be called great in the kingdom of Yahwah.

20 I say to you: Except your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will in no way enter into the kingdom of Yahwah.

21 You heard it was said to those of old time: You will not murder [Exodus 20:13, Deuteronomy 5:17], whosoever murders is in danger of the judgment.

22 But I say to you: Everyone who is angry with his brother is in danger of the judgment. Whosoever says to his brother: worthless, empty-headed; is in danger of the council. Whosoever says: you fool; is in danger of the lake of fire.

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

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

25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; unless maybe the adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and you are cast into prison.

26 Verily I say to you, you will by no means come out of there, till you pay the last farthing.

27 You heard it said: You will not commit adultery [Exodus 20:14].

28 But I say to you: Everyone who looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you. It is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body be cast into the lake of fire [gehenna, Revelation 20:14].

30 If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you. It is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body go into the lake of fire.

31 It was also said: Whosoever puts away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement [Deuteronomy 24:1].

32 But I say to you: Everyone who puts away his wife (except for the reason of fornication) makes her an adulteress. And whosoever will marry her when she is put away commits adultery.

33 Again, you heard it was said to those of old time: You will not make false oaths, but will perform your oaths to Yahwah [Leviticus 19:12, Numbers 30:3, Deuteronomy 23:22].

34 I say to you: Swear not at all. Not by the heaven, for it is the throne of Yahwah;

35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; nor by Yerusalem, for it is the city of the great King [Psalms 48:2].

36 Nor will you swear by your head, for you can not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your speech be: Yes, yes; No, no; and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one.

38 You heard that it was said: An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth [Leviticus 24:20, Deuteronomy 19:21, Exodus 21:24].

39 But I say to you: Do not resist him that is evil. Whosoever smites you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also [Lamentations 3:30].

40 If any man would go to law with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.

41 Whosoever will compel you to go one mile, go with him two.

42 Give to him who asks you, do not turn away him who would borrow of you.

43 You heard that it was said: You will love your neighbor, and hate your enemy [Leviticus 19:18].

44 I say to you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.

45 For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

46 If you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do the publicans not even do the same?

47 If you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? Do the Gentiles not even do the same?

48 You be perfect therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

Chapter 6

1 Take heed that you do not do your righteousness before men, to be seen of them, else you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

2 When you do alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you, They have received their reward.

3 When you do alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does,

4 that your alms may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will recompense you.

5 When you pray, do not be as the hypocrites. They love to stand and pray in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say to you, They have received their reward.

6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and shut your door. Pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will recompense you.

7 In praying do not use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do. They think they will be heard for their much speaking.

8 Do not be like them. Your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.

9 Pray after this manner: Our Father who is in heaven, Yahwah is your Name.

10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today our daily bread.

12 Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.

13 Do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Amein.

14 If you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, your Father will not forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover when you fast, do not be of a sad countenance as the hypocrites. They disfigure their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast. Verily I say to you, They have received their reward.

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

18 that you not be seen of men to fast, but of your Father who is in secret. Your Father, who sees in secret, will recompense you.

19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal.

20 Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust do consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

21 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light.

23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body is full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 No man 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].

25 Therefore I say to you: Do not be anxious for your life [Deuteronomy 28:65], what you will eat, what you will drink, nor yet for your body, what you will put on. Is the life not more than the food, and the body than the clothes?

26 Behold the birds of the heaven [Yahb 35:11], that they do not sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value then they?

27 Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to the measure of his life? [Deuteronomy 28:65]

28 Why are you anxious concerning clothes? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, nor do they spin.

29 Yet I say to you, Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 If Yahwah does so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 Do not be anxious therefore, saying: What will we eat? Or: What will we drink? Or: What will we be clothed with?

32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things. Your Heavenly Father knows you have need of all these things.

33 Seek His kingdom first, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 Do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient to today is the evil of it.

Chapter 7

1 Do not judge, that you are not judged.

2 For in what judgment you judge, you will be judged. In what measure you use to measure, it will be measured back to you again.

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

4 How will you say to your brother: Let me cast out the speck out of your eye. And lo, a beam is in your own eye?

5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother's eye.

6 Do not give that which is set-apart to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, unless maybe they trample them under their feet, turn, and attack you.

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

8 Everyone who asks, receives. He who seeks, finds. To him who knocks, it will be opened.

9 What man is there of you, who, if his son asks him for a loaf, will give him a stone?

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

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

12 All things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, even so you do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter in by the narrow gate. Wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Many are those who enter in there.

14 Narrow is the gate, and straightened The Way that leads to life, few are those who find it.

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

16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit, but the corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the [lake of] fire [Matthew 3:10, Yeshayah 66:24, Daniel 12:2, Yahchanan 15:6].

20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

21 Not everyone who says to me: Lord, Lord; will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord [Ba'al]. Did we not prophesy by your name [Jesus], and by your name cast out demons, and by your name do many mighty works?

23 Then I will profess to them: I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who work lawlessness [christians think the Law is done away with, they are Law-less].

24 Everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them, is likened to a wise man who built his house upon the rock.

25 The rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew and beat upon that house. It did not fall, for it was founded upon the rock.

26 Everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not do them, is likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand.

27 The rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew and beat upon that house. It fell, and great was the fall of it.

28 It came to pass Yahshua finished these words. The multitudes were astonished at His teaching,

29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Chapter 8

1 When He came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.

2 Behold, there came to Him a leper who worshipped Him, saying: Master, if you will, you can make me clean.

3 He stretched forth His hand, and touched him, saying: I will. Be made clean. Straightaway his leprosy was cleansed.

4 Yahshua said to him: See you tell no man. Go, show yourself to the priest, and offer to them the gift Moshe commanded for a testimony.

5 When He entered into Capernaum, there came to Him a centurion, begging Him, saying:

6 Master, my servant lies in the house sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

7 He said to him: I will come, and heal him.

8 The centurion answered, and said: Master, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. Only say the word, and my servant will be healed.

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

10 When Yahshua heard it, He marvelled, and said to those who followed: Verily I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Yisrayah.

11 I say to you: Many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Yitzchaq, and Yaacob, in the kingdom of Yahwah.

12 But the sons of this kingdom will be cast forth into the outer darkness. There will be weeping, and the gnashing of teeth.

13 Yahshua said to the centurion: Go your way. As you believe, so it is done to you. The servant was healed in that hour.

14 When Yahshua was come into Kepha's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever.

15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. She arose, and ministered to Him.

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

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Yeshayah the prophet, saying: He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases [Isaiah 53:4-12].

18 Now when Yahshua saw great multitudes about Him, He gave commandments to depart to the other side.

19 There came a scribe, and said to Him: Teacher, I will follow you where ever you go.

20 Yahshua said to him: The foxes have holes, the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.

21 Another of the disciples said to Him: Master, allow me to go and bury my father first.

22 But Yahshua said to him: Follow Me. Leave the [spiritually] dead to bury their own dead.

23 He entered into a boat, and his disciples followed Him.

24 Behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep.

25 So they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying: Save! Master, we perish.

26 He said to them: Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then He arose, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

27 The men marvelled, saying: What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?

28 When He was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way.

29 Behold, they cried out, saying: What have we to do with you, you Son of Yahwah? Are you come here to torment us before the time?

30 Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

31 The demons begged Him, saying: If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine.

32 He said to them: Go. They came out, and went into the swine. Behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters.

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

34 Behold, all the city came out to meet Yahshua, and when they saw Him, they begged Him that He would depart from their borders.

Chapter 9

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

2 Behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Yahshua said to the sick of the palsy: Son, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven.

3 Behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves: This man blasphemes [Leviticus 22:32].

4 Knowing their thoughts, Yahshua said: Why do you think evil in your hearts?

5 For which is easier to say: Your sins are forgiven. Or to say: Arise, and walk?

6 But so you may know the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (then He says to the sick of the palsy): Arise, take up your bed, and go up to your house.

7 He arose, and departed to his house.

8 But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified Yahwah, who gave such authority to men.

9 As Yahshua passed by from there, He saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the place of toll. He said to him: Follow Me. He arose, and followed Him.

10 It came to pass, He sat at meat in the house. Behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Yahshua, and His disciples.

11 When the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples: Why does your Teacher eat with the publicans and sinners?

12 When He heard it, He said: Those who are whole have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

13 Go, learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice [Hosea 6:6]. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

14 Then the disciples of Yahchanan came to Him, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?

15 Yahshua said to them: Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

16 No man puts a piece of new cloth upon an old garment, for that which should fill it up takes from the garment, and a worse tear is made.

17 Nor do men put new wine into old wine-skins, else the skins burst, the wine is spilled, and the skins perish. They put new wine into fresh wine-skins, and both are preserved.

18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, there came a ruler, who worshipped Him, saying: My daughter is even now dead, but come, lay your hand upon her, and she will live.

19 Yahshua arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.

20 Behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the tassle on His garment.

21 She said within herself: If I do but touch His garment, I will be made whole.

22 But Yahshua turned, saw her, and said: Daughter, be of good cheer, your faith made you whole. The woman was made whole from that hour.

23 Yahshua came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute-players, and the crowd making a tumult.

24 He said: Give way. The damsel is not dead, but sleeps. So they laughed Him to scorn.

25 But when the crowd was put forth, He entered in, and took her by the hand. The damsel arose.

26 The fame of it went forth into all that land.

27 As Yahshua passed by from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, and saying: Have mercy on us, you son of David.

28 When He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him. Yahshua said to them: Do you believe I am able to do this? They say to Him: Yes, Master.

29 Then He touched their eyes, saying: According to your faith it is done to you.

30 Their eyes were opened. Yahshua strictly charged them, saying: See that no man know it.

31 But they went forth, and spread His fame abroad in all that land.

32 As they went forth, behold, there was brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a demon.

33 When the demon was cast out, the dumb man spoke. The multitudes marvelled, saying: It was never so seen in Yisrayah.

34 But the Pharisees said: He casts out demons by the prince of the demons.

35 Yahshua went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the evangel [good news] of the kingdom, healing all manner of disease, and all manner of sickness.

36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and scattered, as sheep not having a shepherd [Numbers 27:17].

37 Then He says to His disciples: The harvest is plenteous indeed, but the laborers are few.

38 Pray to the Master of the harvest, that He send forth laborers into His harvest.

Chapter 10

1 He called to Him His twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease, and all manner of sickness.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Kepha; Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee; Yahchanan his brother;

3 Philip; Bartholomew [Nathanyah]; Thomas [the Twin]; Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus [Yahudah];

4 Simon the Canaanaean; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

5 These twelve Yahshua sent forth, and charged them, saying: Do not go into any way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans.

6 Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Yisrayah [Ten Tribes].

7 As you go, preach, saying: The kingdom of Yahwah is at hand.

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

9 Get no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses.

10 No wallet for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor staff, for the laborer is worthy of his food.

11 Into whatsoever city or village you enter, search out who is worthy in it, and abide there till you go forth.

12 As you enter into the house, salute it.

13 If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it. If it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 Whosoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, as you go forth out of that house or that city, shake the dust off of your feet.

15 Verily I say to you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

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

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

19 When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how or what you will speak, for it will be given you in that hour what you will speak.

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

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

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

23 When they persecute you in this city, flee into the next. For verily I say to you, You will not have gone through the cities of Yisrayah, till the Son of man comes [Daniel 7:13].

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

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his master. If they call the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household!

26 Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered, that will not be revealed. Or hid, that will not be known.

27 What I tell you in the darkness, you speak in the light. What you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.

28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in the Lake of Fire.

29 Are two sparrows not sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall on the ground without your Father.

30 The very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Do not fear, you are of more value than many sparrows.

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

33 But whosoever will deny Me before men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

34 Do not think I came to send peace on the earth, I did not come to send peace, but a sword.

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

36 A man's foes will be those of his own household [Micah 7:6].

37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

38 He who does not take his stake and follow after Me, is not worthy of Me.

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

40 He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

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

42 Whosoever only gives to one of these little ones a cup of cold water to drink, in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, He will in no way lose his reward.

Chapter 11

1 It came to pass when Yahshua finished commanding His twelve disciples, He departed there to teach and preach in their cities.

2 Now when Yahchanan heard in the prison the works of Yahshua, he sent by his disciples, and said to Him:

3 Are you He who comes [Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Daniel 9:25], or do we look for another?

4 Yahshua answered, and said to them: Go, tell Yahchanan the things you hear and see.

5 The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them [Isaiah 35:4-6, 61:1].

6 Blessed is he, whosoever is not offended because of Me.

7 As these went their way, Yahshua began to say to the multitudes concerning Yahchanan: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

8 What did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothes? Behold, those who wear soft garments are in king's houses.

9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

10 This is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your Way before you [Exodus 23:20, Malachi 3:1].

11 Verily I say to you, Among those who are born of women there has not arisen a greater than Yahchanan the Immerser. Yet he who is but little in the kingdom of Yahwah is greater than he.

12 From the days of Yahchanan the Immerser until now the kingdom of Yahwah suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force.

13 All the prophets and the law prophesied concerning Yahchanan.

14 If you are willing to receive it, this is 'Yliyah, who is to come [Malachi 3:23].

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

16 But what will I liken this generation to? It is like to children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their fellows and say:

17 We piped to you, and you did not dance. We wailed, and you did not mourn.

18 Yahchanan came neither eating nor drinking, and they said: He has a demon.

19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! Wisdom is justified by her works.

20 Then He began to upbraid the cities where most of His mighty works were done, because they did not repent.

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

22 I say to you: It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.

23 You, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works were done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until today.

24 But I say to you it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

25 At that season Yahshua answered, and said: I thank you, O Father, Master of heaven and earth, that you hide these things from the wise and understanding, and reveal them to babes.

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

27 All things are delivered to me of my Father. No one knows the Son, save the Father. Nor does any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son wills to reveal Him.

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

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me. I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest to your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Chapter 12

1 At that season Yahshua went on the sabbath day through the grainfields. His disciples were hungry, began to pluck ears, and to eat.

2 When they saw it, the Pharisees said to him: Behold, your disciples do what is not lawful to do upon the sabbath.

3 But He said to them: Did you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him?

4 He entered into the house of Yahwah and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests.

5 Or did you not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? [Numbers 28:9-10]

6 I say to you: One greater than the temple is here.

7 If you know what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice [Hosea 6:6]; you would not condemn the guiltless.

8 The Son of man is master of the sabbath.

9 He departed there, and went into their synagogue.

10 Behold, a man having a withered hand. They asked Him, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? That so they might accuse Him.

11 He said to them: What man is there of you, who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day.

13 Then He says to the man: Stretch forth your hand. He stretched it forth, and it was restored whole, as the other.

14 But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against Him, how they might destroy Him.

15 Yahshua perceived it and withdrew from there. Many followed Him.

16 He healed them all, and charged them they should not make Him known,

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

18 Behold, my servant who I chose, my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased. I put my Spirit upon Him, and He will declare judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He will not strive, nor cry aloud, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.

20 He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not quench smoking flax, till He sends forth judgment to victory [Yeshayah 42:1-4].

21 The Gentiles will hope in His Name [Yeshayah 11:10].

22 Then one was brought to Him possessed with a demon, blind, and dumb. He healed Him, insomuch that the dumb man spoke, and saw.

23 All the multitudes were amazed, and said: Can this be the son of David?

24 When the Pharisees heard it, they said: This man does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

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

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

27 If I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they are your judges.

28 If I cast out demons by the Spirit of Yahwah, then the kingdom of Yahwah is come upon you.

29 How can one enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he bind the strong man first? Then he will spoil his house.

30 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

31 Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

32 Whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him. Whosoever speaks against Yahwah's Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, not in this world, nor in that which is to come.

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

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

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

36 I say to you: Every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

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

38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying: Teacher, we would see a sign from you.

39 He answered, and said to them: An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given it but the sign of Yonah the prophet.

40 As Yonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale [Jonah 1:17], so the Son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

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

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

43 The unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and does not find it.

44 Then he says: I will return into my house where I came out. And when he is come, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished.

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

46 While He was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to Him.

47 One said to Him: Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to you.

48 But He answered, and said to him who told Him: Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?

49 He stretched forth His hand towards His disciples, and said: Behold, my mother, and my brothers!

50 For whosoever will do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, sister, and mother.

Chapter 13

1 On that day Yahshua went out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

2 There were gathered to Him great multitudes, so that He entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach.

3 He spoke to them many things in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went forth to sow.

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

5 Others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth. Straightaway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth.

6 When the sun was risen, they were scorched. And because they had no root, they withered away.

7 Others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

8 Others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

9 He who has ears, let him hear.

10 The disciples came, and said to Him: Why speak to them in parables?

11 He answered, and said to them: To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Yahwah, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever has, to him will be given, and he will have abundance. But whosoever has not, from him will be taken away even that which he has.

13 Therefore I speak to them in parables. Because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

14 To them is fulfilled the prophecy of Yeshayah, which says: By hearing you will hear, and will in no way understand; and seeing you will see, and will in no way perceive.

15 For this people's heart is become gross, their ears are dull of hearing, and they have closed their eyes; unless maybe they should perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again, so I should heal them [Isaiah 6:9-10].

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

17 Verily I say to you, Many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things you see, and did not see them; and to hear the things you hear, and did not hear them.

18 Hear then the parable of the sower.

19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the evil one comes, and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who was sown by the way-side.

20 He who was sown upon the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and straightaway receives it with joy.

21 He has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, straightaway he stumbles.

22 He who was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word. But the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the Word of Yahwah, and he becomes unfruitful [Yeshayah 53:9].

23 He who was sown upon the good ground, this is he who hears the word, and understands it. He bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 Another parable He set before them, saying: The kingdom of Yahwah is likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

25 While men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds also among the wheat, and went away.

26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the weeds also appeared.

27 The servants of the householder came, and said to him: Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Why then does it have weeds?

28 He said to them: An enemy did this. The servants say to him: Will you then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said: No. Maybe while you gather up the weeds, you root up the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest. In the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up the weeds first, and bind them in bundles to burn them. Gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable He set before them, saying: The kingdom of Yahwah is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field.

32 It is indeed less than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the branches of it [Yahb 35:11].

33 Another parable He spoke to them: The kingdom of Yahwah is like to leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

34 All these things Yahshua spoke in parables to the multitudes. Without a parable He spoke nothing to them,

35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world [Psalms 78:2].

36 Then He left the multitudes, and went into the house. His disciples came to Him, saying: Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered, and said: He who sows the good seed is the Son of man.

38 The field is the world. The good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, and the weeds are the sons of the evil one [Genesis 3:15].

39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are malaks.

40 As therefore the weeds are gathered up and burned with fire, so will it be in the end of the world.

41 The Son of man will send forth His malaks [workers]. They will gather out of His kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,

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

43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

44 The kingdom of Yahwah is like to a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy he goes and sells all he has, and buys that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of Yahwah is like to a man who is a merchant seeking goodly pearls.

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

47 Again, the kingdom of Yahwah is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind.

48 When it was filled, they drew up on the beach. They sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away.

49 So it will be in the end of the world. The malaks will come forth, sever the wicked from among the righteous,

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

51 Do you understand all these things? They say to Him: Yes.

52 He said to them: Every scribe who is made a disciple to the kingdom of Yahwah is like to a man who is a householder, who brings forth things new and old out of his treasure.

53 It came to pass, when Yahshua finished these parables, He departed there.

54 Coming into His own country He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said: How does this man have this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is this not the carpenter's son? Is His mother not called Miriam? And his brothers James, Yahusef, Simon, and Judas?

56 His sisters, are they not all with us? Why then does this man have all these things?

57 They were offended in Him. But Yahshua said to them: A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house.

58 He did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

Chapter 14

1 At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Yahshua,

2 and said to his servants: This is Yahchanan the Immerser. He is risen from the dead, and that is why these powers work in him.

3 For Herod had laid hold on Yahchanan, bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

4 For Yahchanan said to him: It is not lawful for you to have her.

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

6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the middle, and pleased Herod.

7 So he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.

8 Being put forward by her mother, she said: Give me here on a platter the head of Yahchanan the Immerser.

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

10 He sent and beheaded Yahchanan in the prison.

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

12 His disciples came, took up the corpse, buried him, and they went and told Yahshua.

13 Now when Yahshua heard it, He withdrew from there in a boat, to a desert place apart. When the multitudes heard of it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

14 He came forth, and saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

15 When evening came, the disciples came to Him, saying: The place is desert, and the time is already past. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

16 But Yahshua said to them: They have no need to go away, you give them to eat.

17 They say to Him: We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

18 He said: Bring them here to me.

19 He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves, and the two fishes. Looking up to heaven, He blessed, broke, gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.

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

21 Those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

22 Straightaway He constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before Him to the other side, till He should send the multitudes away.

23 After He sent the multitudes away, He went up into the mountain apart to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.

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

25 In the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking upon the sea.

26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying: It is a spirit. They cried out for fear.

27 But straightaway Yahshua spoke to them, saying: Be of good cheer, I AM. Do not be afraid.

28 Kepha answered Him, and said: Master, if it is you, bid me come to you upon the waters.

29 He said: Come. Kepha went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Yahshua.

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying: Master, save me.

31 Immediately Yahshua stretched forth His hand, took hold of him, and says to him: O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

32 When they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 Those who were in the boat worshipped Him, saying: Of a truth you are the Son of Yahwah.

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

35 When the men of that place knew Him, they sent into all that region round about, and brought to Him all who were sick.

36 They begged Him that they might only touch the tassle on His garment, and as many as touched were made whole.

Chapter 15

1 Then there came Pharisees and scribes to Yahshua from Yerusalem, saying:

2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

3 He answered, and said to them: Why do you transgress the commandment of Yahwah because of your tradition?

4 For Yahwah said: Honor your father and your mother [Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16]. And: He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death [Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9].

5 But you say, Whosoever says to his father or his mother: That with which you might have been profited by me is given to Yahwah;

6 he will not honor his father. You made the word of Yahwah void because of your tradition.

7 You hypocrites, well did Yeshayah prophesy of you, saying:

8 This says Yahwah: This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

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

10 He called the multitude to Him, and said to them: Hear, and understand.

11 That which enters into the mouth does not defile the man. That which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

12 Then the disciples came, and said to Him: Do you know the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying?

13 He answered, and said: Every plant which my Heavenly Father did not plant will be rooted up.

14 Let them alone, they are blind guides. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.

15 Kepha answered, and said to Him: Declare the parable to us.

16 He said: Are you even yet without understanding?

17 Do you not perceive, whatsoever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast out into the toilet?

18 The things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart, they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings.

20 These are the things which defile the man. To eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

21 Yahshua went out of there, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.

22 Behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying: Have mercy on me, O Master, you son of David. My daughter is grievously vexed with a demon.

23 But He answered her not a word. His disciples came and requested of Him, saying: Send her away, for she cries after us.

24 He answered, and said: I was not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Yisrayah.

25 But she came and worshipped Him, saying: Master, help me.

26 He answered, and said: It is not right to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

27 But she said: Yea, Master, but even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

28 Then Yahshua answered, and said to her: O woman, your faith is great, be it done to you even as you will. Her daughter was healed from that hour.

29 Yahshua departed there, and came near to the sea of Galilee. He went up into the mountain, and sat there.

30 There came great multitudes to Him, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at His feet. He healed them.

31 The multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing, and they glorified the Father of Yisrayah.

32 Yahshua called His disciples to Him, and said: I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I would not send them away fasting, unless maybe they faint on the way.

33 The disciples say to Him: Why should we have so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?

34 Yahshua said to them: How many loaves do you have? They said: Seven, and a few small fishes.

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

36 He took the seven loaves and the fishes. He gave thanks, broke, gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.

37 They all ate, and were filled. They took up what remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full.

38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

39 He sent the multitudes away, entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.

Chapter 16

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

2 But He answered, and said to them: When it is evening, you say: It will be fair weather, for the heaven is red.

3 In the morning: It will be foul weather today, for the heaven is red and lowering. You know how to discern the face of the heaven, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.

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

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

6 Yahshua said to them: Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

7 They reasoned among themselves, saying: We took no bread.

8 Perceiving it Yahshua said: O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves: because you have no bread?

9 Do you not yet perceive, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?

10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?

11 How is it that you do not perceive that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

12 Then they understood that He did not warn them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 Now when Yahshua came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying: Who do men say the Son of man is?

14 They said: Some say Yahchanan the Immerser. Some: Eliyah. Others: Yeremyah, or one of the prophets.

15 He said to them: Who do you say I am?

16 Simon Kepha answered, and said: You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Father.

17 Yahshua answered, and said to Him: Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Yonah. Flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

18 I also say to you: You are Kepha. Upon this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

19 I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of Yahwah. Whatsoever you will bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you will loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

20 Then He charged the disciples that they should tell no man He is the Messiah.

21 From that time Yahshua began to show to His disciples He must go to Yerusalem, suffer many things of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and [after] the third day be raised up.

22 Kepha took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying: Be it far from you, Master. This will never be to you.

23 But He turned, and said to Kepha: Get you behind Me, Satan. You are a stumbling-block to Me. You do not mind the things of Yahwah, but the things of men.

24 Then Yahshua said to His disciples: If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his stake, and follow Me.

25 Whosoever would save his life will lose it, and whosoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

26 What will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

27 For the Son of man comes in the glory of His Father with His malaks, and then He will render to every man according to his deeds.

28 Verily I say to you, There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death till they see the Son of man coming in His kingdom.

Chapter 17

1 After six days Yahshua took with Him Kepha, James, and Yahchanan his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart.

2 He was transfigured before them. His face did shine as the sun, and His garments became white as the light.

3 Behold, there appeared to them Moshe and Eliyah talking with Him.

4 Kepha answered, and said to Yahshua: Master, it is good for us to be here. If you will, I will make three tabernacles here. One for you, one for Moshe, and one for Eliyah.

5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him.

6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were very afraid.

7 Yahshua came, touched them, and said: Arise, do not be afraid.

8 Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Yahshua only.

9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Yahshua commanded them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen from the dead.

10 His disciples asked Him, saying: Why then do the scribes say Eliyah must come first? [Malachi 4:5]

11 He answered, and said: Eliyah indeed comes, and will restore all things.

12 But I say to you: Eliyah is come already, and they did not know him, but did to him whatsoever they would. Even so the Son of man will also suffer of them.

13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of Yahchanan the Immerser.

14 When they were come to the multitude, there came to Him a man, kneeling to Him, saying:

15 Master, have mercy on my son. He is epileptic, and suffers grievously. Often-times he falls into the fire, and often-times into the water.

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

17 Yahshua answered, and said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me.

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

19 Then the disciples came to Yahshua later, and said: Why could we not cast it out?

20 He said to them: Because of your little faith. Verily I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain; Remove over to yonder place. It will remove. Nothing will be impossible to you.

21 But this kind does not go out save by prayer and fasting.

22 While they abode in Galilee, Yahshua said to them: The Son of man will be delivered up into the hands of men.

23 They will kill Him, and [after] the third day He will be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

24 When they were come to Capernaum, those who received the half-shekel [tax] came to Kepha, and said: Does your teacher not pay the half-shekel?

25 He said: Yea. When he came into the house, Yahshua spoke to him first, saying: What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive toll or tribute? From their sons, or from strangers?

26 He said: From strangers. Yahshua said to him: Therefore the sons are free.

27 But, unless we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, take the fish that comes up first, and when you open his mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that, and give to them for me and you.

Chapter 18

1 In that hour the disciples came to Yahshua, saying: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of Yahwah?

2 He called a little child to Him, and set him in the middle of them.

3 Said: Verily I say to you, Except you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the kingdom of Yahwah.

4 Whosoever humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of Yahwah.

5 Whoever will receive one such little child in my Name receives me.

6 But whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.

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

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

9 If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you. It is good for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Lake of Fire.

10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I say to you, in heaven their malaks do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

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

12 How do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety and nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which goes astray?

13 If so be he finds it, verily I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety and nine which did not go astray.

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

15 If your brother sin against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.

16 But if he does not hear you, take with you one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established [Deuteronomy 19:15].

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

18 Verily I say to you, What things soever you bind on earth are bound in heaven, and what things soever you loose on earth are loosed in heaven.

19 Again I say to you, if two of you will agree on earth as touching anything that they will ask, it will be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.

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

21 Then Kepha came and said to him: Master, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?

22 Yahshua says to him: I say not to you; Until seven times. But, until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of Yahwah likened to a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants.

24 When he began to reckon, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But since he did not have anything to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, with his wife, children, and all he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying: Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.

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

28 But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him a hundred shillings. He laid hold on him, and took him by the throat, saying: Pay what you owe.

29 So his fellow-servant fell down and begged him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay you.

30 He would not, but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay what was due.

31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were exceeding sorry, and came and told to their master all that was done.

32 Then his master called him to him, and says to him: You wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you asked me.

33 Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on you?

34 His master was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due.

35 So my Heavenly Father will also do to you, if you do not forgive everyone his brother from your hearts.

Chapter 19

1 It came to pass when Yahshua finished these words, He departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Yahudah beyond the Yordan.

2 Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there.

3 There came Pharisees to Him, trying Him, saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every reason?

4 He answered, and said: Did you not read, He who made them from the beginning made them male and female? [Genesis 1:27, 5:2]

5 Because of this he said: For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, cleave to his wife, and the two will become one flesh [Genesis 2:24].

6 So they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore Yahwah has joined together, let man not put asunder.

7 They say to Him: Why then did Moshe command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?

8 He said to them: For your hardness of heart Moshe allowed you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

9 I say to you: Whosoever puts away his wife (except for fornication) and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries her when she is put away commits adultery.

10 The disciples said to Him: If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.

11 He said to them: Not all men can receive this saying, only those to whom it is given.

12 For there are impotent who were so born from their mother's womb. There are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men. There are those who made themselves celibate for the kingdom of Yahwah's sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13 Then little children were brought to Him there, that He should lay His hands on them, and pray. The disciples rebuked them.

14 But Yahshua said: Allow the little children, do not forbid them to come to me, for to such belongs the kingdom of Yahwah.

15 He laid His hands on them, and departed there.

16 Behold, one came to Him, and said: Teacher, what good thing will I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 He said to him: Why do you ask me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: Yahwah! If you would enter into life, keep the commandments [Leviticus 18:5].

18 He said to him: Which? Yahshua said: You will not murder, you will not commit adultery, you will not steal, you will not bear false witness,

19 honor your father and mother, and, you will love your neighbor as yourself [the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:12-17, Deuteronomy 5:16-21, Leviticus 19:18].

20 The young man said to him: All these things I have observed, what do I lack yet?

21 Yahshua said to him: If you would be perfect, go, sell that which you have, give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.

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

23 Yahshua said to His disciples: Verily I say to you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Yahwah.

24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Yahwah.

25 When the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying: Who then can be saved?

26 Looking upon them Yahshua said to them: With men this is impossible, but with Yahwah all things are possible.

27 Then Kepha answered, and said to him: Lo, we left all, and followed you, what then will we have?

28 Yahshua said to them: Verily I say to you, you who follow Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man sits on the throne of His glory, you will sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisrayah.

29 Everyone who left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my Name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life.

30 Many will be last who are first, and first who are last.

Chapter 20

1 The kingdom of Yahwah is like to a man who was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

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

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

4 To them he said: You also go into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. They went their way.

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

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

7 They say to him: Because no man hired us. He says to them: Go also into the vineyard.

8 When evening was come, the master of the vineyard says to his steward: Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last to the first.

9 When those who were hired about the eleventh hour came, they received every man a shilling.

10 When the first came, they supposed that they would receive more. They likewise received every man a shilling.

11 When they received it, they murmured against the householder,

12 saying: These last spent but one hour, and you made them equal to us who bore the burden of the day, and the scorching heat.

13 But he answered, and said to one of them: Friend, I do you no wrong, did you not agree with me for a shilling?

14 Take up that which is yours, and go your way. It is my will to give to this last, even as to you.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last will be first, and the first last.

17 As Yahshua was going up to Yerusalem, He took the twelve disciples apart, and on the way He said to them:

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

19 deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge, and to impale [Deuteronomy 21:23], and [after] the third day He will be raised up.

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

21 He said to her: What would you? She said to him: Command that these my two sons may sit in your kingdom, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand.

22 But Yahshua answered, and said: You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup I am about to drink? They say to Him: We are able.

23 He says to them: My cup you will drink indeed. But to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give. It is for those for whom it was prepared by my Father.

24 When the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation concerning the two brothers.

25 But Yahshua called them to Him, and said: You know the rulers of the Gentiles master it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.

26 It will not be so among you. Whosoever would become great among you will be your minister.

27 Whosoever would be first among you will be your servant,

28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many [Yeshayah 53:11].

29 As they went out from Yericho, a great multitude followed Him.

30 Behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side cried out when they heard Yahshua was passing by, saying: Master, have mercy on us, you son of David.

31 The multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: Master, have mercy on us, you son of David.

32 Yahshua stood still, called them, and said: What will you that I should do to you?

33 They say to him: Master, that our eyes may be opened.

34 Being moved with compassion, Yahshua touched their eyes. Straightaway they received their sight, and followed Him.

Chapter 21

1 When they drew near to Yerusalem, and came to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Yahshua sent two disciples,

2 saying to them: Go into the village that is over against you, and straightaway you will find an ass tied, a colt with her. Loose them, and bring them to Me.

3 If anyone say anything to you, you will say: The Master has need of them. Straightaway he will send them.

4 Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying:

5 Tell the daughter of Zion; Behold, your King comes to you. Meek, and riding upon an ass, upon a colt the foal of an ass [Yeshayah 62:11, Zechariah 9:9].

6 The disciples went, did even as Yahshua appointed them,

7 and brought the ass with the colt. They put their garments on them, and He sat there.

8 The most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

9 The multitudes who went before Him, and who followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Yahwah [Psalm 118:26, Yahchanan 12:13]. Hosanna in the highest.

10 When He was come into Yerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying: Who is this?

11 The multitudes said: This is the prophet, Yahshua, from Nazareth of Galilee.

12 Yahshua entered into the temple of Yahwah. He cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold the doves.

13 He said to them: It is written: My house will be called a house of prayer. But you make it a den of robbers [Yeremyah 7:11; Yeshayah 56:7].

14 The blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.

15 The chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things He did, and the children who were crying in the temple, saying: Hosanna to the son of David. They were moved with indignation,

16 and said to Him: Do you hear what these are saying? Yahshua says to them: Yea. Did you never read: Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise? [Psalms 8:2]

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

18 Now in the morning He hungered as He returned to the city.

19 Seeing a fig tree by the way-side, He came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only. He says to it: Let there be no fruit from you from now until forever. Immediately the fig tree withered away.

20 When the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying: How did the fig tree immediately wither away?

21 Yahshua answered, and said to them: Verily I say to you, If you have faith, and do not doubt, you will not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if you will say to this mountain; Be you taken up and cast into the sea; it will be done.

22 All things whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

23 When He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him as He was teaching, and said: By what authority do you do these things? Who gave you this authority?

24 Yahshua answered, and said to them: I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

25 The immersion of Yahchanan, where was it from? From heaven or from men? They reasoned with themselves, saying: If we say; From heaven. He will say to us: Why then did you not believe him?

26 But if we say: From men. We fear the multitude, for all hold Yahchanan as a prophet.

27 They answered Yahshua, and said: We do not know. He said to them: Neither do I tell by what authority I do these things.

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

29 He answered, and said: I will not. But afterward he repented himself, and went.

30 He came to the second, and said likewise. He answered, and said: I go, sir. And did not go.

31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They say: The first. Yahshua says to them: Verily I say to you, The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of Yahwah before you.

32 Yahchanan came to you in the way of righteousness. You did not believe him, but the publicans and the harlots believed him. You, when you saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that you might believe him.

33 Hear another parable. There was a man who was a householder, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

34 When the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

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

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first, and they did to them in like manner.

37 But afterward he sent his son to them, saying: They will reverence my son.

38 But when they saw the son, the husbandmen said among themselves: This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance.

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

40 When therefore the master of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen?

41 They say to him: He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.

42 Yahshua says to them: Did you never read in the scriptures; The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from Yahwah, and it is marvelous in our eyes? [Psalm 118:22-23]

43 Therefore I say to you: The kingdom of Yahwah will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.

44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, and on whomsoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust [Daniel 2:35, Yeshayah 8:14-15].

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He spoke of them.

46 When they tried to lay hold on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.

Chapter 22

1 Yahshua answered, and spoke to them in parables again, saying:

2 The kingdom of Yahwah is likened to a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son.

3 He sent forth his servants to call those who were bidden to the marriage feast. They would not come.

4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying: Tell those who are bidden: Behold, I made my dinner ready. My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready, come to the marriage feast.

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

6 The rest laid hold on his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.

7 The king was angry. He sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city [Yerusalem].

8 Then he said to his servants: The wedding is ready, but those who were bidden were not worthy.

9 Go therefore to the partings of the highways, and as many as you find, bid to the marriage feast.

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

11 When the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on a wedding-garment.

12 He says to him: Friend, how did you come in here not having a wedding-garment? He was speechless.

13 Then the king said to the servants: Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping, and the gnashing of teeth.

14 Many are called, but few chosen.

15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might ensnare Him in His talk.

16 They sent their disciples to Him, with the Herodians, saying: Teacher, we know you are true, and teach The Way of Adonai in truth, and do not care for anyone. For you do not regard the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

18 But Yahshua perceived their wickedness, and said: Why do you make trial of me, you hypocrites?

19 Show me the tribute money. They brought to Him a denarius.

20 He says to them: Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say to him: Caesar's. Then He said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to Yahwah the things that are Yahwah's.

22 When they heard it, they marvelled, left Him, and went away.

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

24 saying: Teacher. Moshe said: If a man die, having no children, his brother will marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife to his brother.

26 In like manner the second also, and the third, to the seventh.

27 After them all, the woman died.

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

29 Yahshua answered, and said to them: You err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of Yahwah.

30 In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as gods in heaven.

31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by Yahwah, saying:

32 I am Yahwah the Father of Abraham, the Father of Yitzchaq, and the Father of Yaacob? [Exodus 3:6] Yahwah is not the Father of the dead, but of the living.

33 When the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at His teaching.

34 But the Pharisees gathered themselves together when they heard He put the Sadducees to silence.

35 One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, trying Him:

36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 He said to him: You will love Yahwah your Father with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind [Deuteronomy 6:5, 10:12, 30:6].

38 This is the great and first commandment.

39 A second like to it is this, you will love your neighbor as yourself [Leviticus 19:18].

40 On these two commandments hangs the whole law, and the prophets. There are two ways, one of life and one of death, and there is a great difference between the two ways. The way of life is this. First of all, you shall love Yahwah, who made you. Secondly, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. All things you would not want to happen to yourself, do not do to another. These words are the teaching of the Way of Life.

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Yahshua asked them a question, saying:

42 What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is He? They say to Him: The son of David.

43 He said to them: How then does David in the Spirit call Him Master, saying;

44 Yahwah said to my Master: Sit on my right hand, till I put your enemies underneath your feet? [Psalm 110:1]

45 If David then calls Him Master, how is He his son?

46 No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did any man dare ask Him any more questions from that day forth.

Chapter 23

1 Then Yahshua spoke to the multitudes, and to His disciples, saying:

2 The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moshe's seat.

3 All things therefore whatsoever he [Moshe-Moses] bid you, these do and observe. But do not do after their works, for they say, and do not.

4 Yea, they bind heavy burdens, grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

5 All their works they do to be seen of men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the borders of their garments,

6 love the chief place at feasts, the chief seats in the synagogues,

7 the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men: Rabbi.

8 But you do not be called Rabbi, for one is your teacher, and all you are brothers.

9 And call no man on the earth your father [Peter], for one is your Father, even He who is in heaven.

10 Do not be called masters [Lords], for one is your Master, even the Messiah.

11 He who is greatest among you is your servant.

12 Whosoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whosoever humbles himself will be exalted.

13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of Yahwah against men. You do not enter in yourselves, nor allow those who are entering in to enter.

14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows' houses, even while you make long prayers for a pretence, therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You compass sea and land to make one proselyte. When he is become so, you make him twofold more a son of the lake of fire than yourselves.

16 Woe to you, you blind guides, who say: Whosoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.

17 You fools and blind. Which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

18 And, Whosoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.

19 You blind. Which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

20 He who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by all things on it.

21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by Him who dwells there.

22 He who swears by the heaven, swears by the throne of Yahwah, and by Him who sits there.

23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You tithe mint, anise, and cummin, but leave undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. These you ought to do, and not leave the other undone.

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

25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess.

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

27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

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

29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You build the sepulchres of the prophets, garnish the tombs of the righteous,

30 and say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

31 So you witness to yourselves, that you are sons of those who killed the prophets.

32 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.

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

34 Behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and impale. Some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,

35 that all the righteous blood shed on the earth may come upon you; from the blood of Abel the righteous to the blood of Zacharyah son of Barachyah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar.

36 Verily I say to you, All these things will come upon this generation.

37 O Yerusalem, Yerusalem, that killed the prophets, and stoned those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!

38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate [2Ezra 1:30-34, Leviticus 26:27-33, Deuteronomy 11:26, Nazarenes 60:18, Luke 21:20, Mark 13:14].

39 For I say to you, You will not see me here again, till you say: Blessed is He who comes in the Name of Yahwah [Psalm 118:26, Yahchanan 12:13].

Chapter 24

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

2 He answered, and said to them: See all these things? Verily I say to you, There will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down.

3 As He sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying: Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the world?

4 Yahshua answered, and said to them: Take heed that no man lead you astray.

5 Many will come in my Name, saying I am Christ, and will lead many astray.

6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you do not be troubled, for these things must needs come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in diverse places.

8 All these things are the beginning of travail.

9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and kill you. You will be hated of all the nations for my Name's sake.

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

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

12 Iniquity will be multiplied, and the love of many will become cold.

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

14 This evangel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end [of Yerusalem] will come.

15 Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation return to Yerusalem [Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20], the abomination which Daniel said would stand in the Temple of Yahwah [Daniel 11:31, 1Maccabees 1:57] (let him who reads understand),

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

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

18 and let him who is in the field not return back to take his cloak.

19 Woe to those who are with child and to those who give suck in those days!

20 And pray that your flight is not in the winter, nor on a sabbath.

21 For then will be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.

22 And except those days are shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

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

24 There will arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, who will show great signs and wonders so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

25 Behold, I told you beforehand.

26 They will say to you: Behold, he is in the wilderness. Do not go forth. Behold, he is in the inner chambers. Do not believe it.

27 For as the lightening [dawn] comes forth from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

28 Wheresoever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light, the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

30 Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power, and great glory.

31 He will send forth His malaks with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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

33 Even so you also, when you see all these things, you know He is near, even at the doors.

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

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

36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the malaks of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.

38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark.

39 They did not know until the flood came, and took them all away. So the coming of the Son of man will be.

40 Then two men will be in the field: one is taken, and one is left.

41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one is taken, and one is left.

42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Master comes.

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

44 Therefore you be ready also, for in an hour that you do not think the Son of man comes [Daniel 7:13].

45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food in due season?

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

47 Verily I say to you, He will set him over all he has.

48 But if that evil servant says in his heart: My master tarries.

49 If he begins to beat his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken,

50 the master of that servant will come in a day when he did not expect, and in an hour when he did not know.

51 He will cut him apart, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be weeping, and the gnashing of teeth.

Chapter 25

1 The kingdom of Yahwah is likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

3 The foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them.

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 But at midnight there is a cry: Behold, the bridegroom! Come forth to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 The foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out.

9 But the wise answered, saying: Maybe there will not be enough for us and you. Go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came. Those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered, and said: Verily I say to you, I do not know you.

13 Watch therefore, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

14 For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.

15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one. To each according to his several ability, and he went on his journey.

16 Straightaway he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.

17 In like manner also he who received the two gained another two.

18 But he who received the one went away, dug in the earth, and hid his master's money.

19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came, and made a reckoning with them.

20 He who received the five talents came and brought five other talents, saying: Master, you delivered five talents to me. Lo, I gained five other talents.

21 His master said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your master.

22 He also who received the two talents came, and said: Master, you delivered two talents to me. Lo, I gained two other talents.

23 His master said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your master.

24 He also who had received the one talent came, and said: Master, I knew you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter.

25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Lo, you have your own.

26 But his master answered, and said to him: You wicked and slothful servant, you knew I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter.

27 You ought therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.

28 Take away the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.

29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even that which he has will be taken away.

30 Cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, there will be weeping, and the gnashing of teeth.

31 When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the malaks with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

32 Before Him will be gathered all the nations. He will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

33 He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then the King will say to them on His right hand: Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35 I was hungry, and you gave me to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.

36 Naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.

37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying: Master, when did we see you hungry, and feed you? Or athirst, and gave you drink?

38 When did we see you a stranger, and took you in? Or naked, and clothed you?

39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?

40 The King will answer, and say to them: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of these my brothers, even these least, you did it to Me.

41 Then He will say also to those on the left hand: Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his malaks.

42 I was hungry, and you did not give Me to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink.

43 I was a stranger, and you did not take Me in. Naked, and you did not clothe Me. Sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.

44 Then they will also answer, saying: Master, when did we see you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you?

45 Then He will answer them, saying: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of these least, you did not do it to Me.

46 These will be permanently cut off [Matthew 3:10-12], but the righteous will receive eternal life [Isaiah 66:24].

Chapter 26

1 It came to pass, when Yahshua finished all these words, He said to His disciples:

2 You know that after two days the passover comes, and the Son of man is delivered up to be impaled [Deuteronomy 21:23, Daniel 7:13].

3 Then the chief priests were gathered together, and the elders of the people, to the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.

4 They took counsel together that they might take Yahshua by subtlety, and kill Him.

5 But they said: Not during the feast, unless a tumult arise among people.

6 Now Yahshua was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper.

7 There came to Him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon His head, as He sat at meat.

8 When the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?

9 This ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

10 But perceiving it Yahshua said to them: Why do you trouble the woman? For she wrought a good work upon Me.

11 You have the poor with you always, but Me you do not always have.

12 For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare Me for burial [Yeshayah 53:9, Psalm 16:9-10].

13 Verily I say to you, Wheresoever this evangel is preached in the whole world, that also which this woman did will be spoken of for a memorial of her [she was Miriam of Bethany: John 12:2-3].

14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests,

15 and said: What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver Him to you? They weighed to him thirty pieces of silver [Zechariah 11:12].

16 From that time he looked for an opportunity to deliver Him to them.

17 Now the disciples came to Yahshua, saying: Where will you that we make ready for you to eat?

18 He said: Go into the city to such a man. Say to him: The Teacher says: My time is at hand, I keep the evening at your house with my disciples.

19 The disciples did as Yahshua appointed them, and they made a meal ready.

20 Now when evening was come, He was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples.

21 As they were eating, He said: Verily I say to you, One of you will sell me.

22 They were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one to say to Him: Is it I, Master?

23 He answered, and said: He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish, the same will betray Me.

24 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.

25 Judas, who betrayed Him, answered, and said: Is it I, Rabbi? He said to him: You have said.

26 As they were eating, Yahshua took bread, blessed, and broke it. He gave to the disciples, and said: Take, eat, this typifies my body.

27 He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink you all of it.

28 This typifies my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many to remission of sins [Yeshayah 42:6, 53:11-12, Yeremyah 31:31-34].

29 I say to you, I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

31 Then Yahshua said to them: All you will be offended in me this night. It is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad [Zecharyah 13:7].

32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.

33 Kepha answered, and said to Him: If all are offended in you, I will never be offended.

34 Yahshua said to him: Verily I say to you, Tonight, before the cock crow, you will deny me thrice.

35 Kepha said to Him: Even if I must die with you, yet I will not deny you. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36 Then Yahshua came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples: Sit here, while I go yonder and pray.

37 He took with Him Kepha and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.

38 Then He said to them: My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death. Abide here, and watch with Me.

39 He went forward a little, fell on His face, and prayed, saying: My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.

40 He came to the disciples, found them sleeping, and said to Kepha: What, could you not watch with me one hour?

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

42 Again a second time He went away, and prayed, saying: My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, your will be done.

43 He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

44 He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words again.

45 Then He came to the disciples, and said to them: Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

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

47 While He yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priest and elders of the people.

48 Now he who betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I kiss, that is He. Take Him.

49 Straightway he came to Yahshua, said: Hail, Rabbi; and kissed Him [Psalm 41:9].

50 Yahshua said to him: Friend, do that for which you are come. Then they came, laid hands on Yahshua, and took Him.

51 Behold, one of those who were with Yahshua stretched out his hand, drew his sword, smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.

52 Then Yahshua said to him: Put your sword up into its place again, for all those who take the sword will perish with the sword.

53 Do you think I cannot beg my Father, and He will even now send Me more than twelve legions of malaks [warriors]?

54 How then would the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

55 In that hour Yahshua said to the multitudes: Are you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize Me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you did not take Me.

56 But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left Him, and fled.

57 Those who took Yahshua led Him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

58 But Kepha followed Him afar off, to the court of the high priest, entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end.

59 The chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Yahshua, that they might put Him to death.

60 They did not find it, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two, who said:

61 This man said I am able to destroy the temple of Adonai, and to build it in three days.

62 The high priest stood up, and said to Him: You answer nothing? What is it these witness against you?

63 But Yahshua held His peace. The high priest said to Him: I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.

64 Yahshua said to him: You have said [meaning: yes]. Nevertheless I say to you, someday you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Yahwah, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

65 Then the high priest tore his garments, saying: He spoke blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, now you heard the blasphemy.

66 What do you think? They answered, and said: He is worthy of death.

67 Then they spit in His face, and buffeted Him. Some slapped Him with the palms of their hands [Isaiah 50:6],

68 saying: Prophesy to us, you Messiah, who is he who struck you?

69 Now Kepha was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying: You were with Yeshua the Galilaean.

70 But he denied before them all, saying: I do not know what you say.

71 When he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said to those who were there: This man was with Yeshua of Nazareth.

72 Again he denied with an oath: I do not know the man.

73 After a little while those who stood by came and said to Kepha: Of a truth you also are one of them, for your speech makes you known.

74 Then he began to curse and to swear: I do not know the man. And straightaway the cock crowed.

75 Kepha remembered the word Yahshua said: Before the cock crows, you will deny me thrice. He went out, and wept bitterly.

Chapter 27

1 Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Yahshua to put Him to death.

2 They bound Him, led Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate the governor.

3 Then Judas, who betrayed Him, when he saw that He was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4 saying: I sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? You see to it.

5 He cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, departed, went away, and hanged himself.

6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said: It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.

7 They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.

8 So to this day that field was called: The field of blood.

9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet [Zechariah 11:12-13], saying: They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who was priced, whom certain of the children of Yisrayah did price;

10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as Yahwah appointed me [Zecharyah 11:12-13].

11 Now Yahshua stood before the governor. The governor asked Him, saying: Are you the King of the Yahudim [Jews]? Yahshua said to him: You say [meaning: yes].

12 When He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.

13 Then Pilate said to Him: Do you not hear how many things they witness against you?

14 He gave him no answer, not even to one word, insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly [Yeshayah 53:7].

15 Now at the feast the governor usually released one prisoner to the multitude, whom they would.

16 They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them: Who do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Yahshua who is called Messiah?

18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him up.

19 While he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have nothing to do with that righteous man, I suffered many things in a dream today because of Him.

20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Yahshua.

21 The governor answered, and said to them: Which of the two shall I release to you? They said: Barabbas.

22 Pilate says to them: What then will I do to Yahshua who is called Messiah? They all say: Let Him be impaled.

23 He said: Why, what evil did he do? But they cried out exceedingly, saying: Let Him be impaled.

24 So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man. You see to it.

25 All the people answered, and said: His blood is on us, and on our children.

26 Then he released Barabbas to them, but Yahshua he scourged and delivered to be impaled.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Yahshua into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole band to him.

28 They stripped Him, and put a scarlet robe on Him.

29 They pleated a crown of thorns and put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand. They kneeled down before Him, and mocked Him, saying: Hail! King of the Yahudim!

30 They spat upon Him, and took the reed and hit Him on the head.

31 When they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, put His garments on Him, and led Him away to impale Him.

32 As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled him to go with them, that he might bear His cross-beam.

33 They were come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say: The place of a skull.

34 They gave Him wine to drink mingled with gall. When He tasted it, He would not drink [Psalm 69:21].

35 When they had impaled Him, they parted His garments among them, casting lots [Psalm 22:18].

36 They sat and watched Him there.

37 They set up over His head His accusation written, THIS IS YAHSHUA, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then there were impaled two robbers with Him, one on the right hand and one on the left [Isaiah 53:9, 12].

39 Those who passed by railed on Him, wagging their heads,

40 saying: You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you are the Son of God, come down from the stake.

41 In like manner also the chief priests mocked Him, with the scribes and elders, saying:

42 He saved others. Himself He cannot save. He is the King of Israel. Let Him now come down from the stake, and we will believe on Him.

43 He trusted on God, let Him deliver Him now, if He desired Him. For He said: I am the Son of Adonai [Psalm 22:7-8].

44 The robbers also who were impaled with Him cast the same reproach upon Him.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

46 About the ninth hour Yahshua cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is: My Father, my Father, why do you forsake me? [Psalm 22:1]

47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard it, said: This man called Eliyah.

48 Straightway one of them ran, took a sponge, filled it with vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink [Psalm 69:21].

49 The rest said: Let be. Let us see whether Eliyah comes to save Him. However another man took a spear, pierced His side, and water and blood flowed from it [Zecharyah 12:10].

50 Yahshua cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

51 Behold, the lintel of the temple was broken in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked, and the rocks were broken.

52 The tombs were opened, many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised,

53 and coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered into the set-apart city and appeared to many.

54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Yahshua, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying: Truly this was the Son of Yahwah.

55 Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Yahshua from Galilee, ministering to Him,

56 among whom was Miriam Magdalene, and Miriam the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 When evening was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Yahusef, who himself was Yahshua's disciple.

58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yahshua. Then Pilate commanded it to be given up [Deuteronomy 21:22-23, Psalm 16:10].

59 Yahusef took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60 and laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn out in the rock. He rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed [Isaiah 53:9].

61 Miriam Magdalene was there, and the other Miriam, sitting over against the sepulchre.

62 Now on the next day, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,

63 saying: Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while He was yet alive; After three days I rise again.

64 Command therefore that the sepulchre is made sure until the third day, unless maybe His disciples come, steal Him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead. Then the last error will be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said to them: You have a guard. Go, make it as sure as you can.

66 So they went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

Chapter 28

1 Now, late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Miriam Magdalene and the other Miriam came to see the sepulchre.

2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for a malak of Yahwah descended from heaven, came, rolled away the stone, and sat upon it.

3 His appearance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

4 For fear of him the watchers quaked, and became as dead men.

5 The malak answered, and said to the women: Do not fear, for I know you seek Yahshua, who was impaled.

6 He is not here, for He is risen, even as He said. Come, see the place where the Master lay.

7 Go quickly, and tell His disciples, He is risen from the dead [Psalm 16:10-11]. Lo, He goes before you into Galilee, there you will see Him. Lo, I told you.

8 They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

9 Behold, Yahshua met them, saying: All hail (May Yahwah save you). They came, took hold of His feet, and worshipped Him.

10 Then Yahshua said to them: Do not fear. Go, tell my brothers that they depart into Galilee, and there they will see Me.

11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and told to the chief priests all the things that were come to pass.

12 When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers,

13 saying: Say His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept.

14 If this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

15 So they took the money and did as they were taught, and this saying was spread abroad among the Yahudim, and continues until this day.

16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Yahshua had appointed them.

17 When they saw Him, they worshipped Him. But some doubted.

18 Yahshua came to them and spoke to them, saying: All authority is given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go, make disciples of all the nations in my name.

20 Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you. Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.

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