The beginning of the gospel of YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach, the Son of Elohim:
2 As it is written in the prophets, “Behold, I will send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me.
3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of YEHOWAH; make straight in the desert a highway for our Elohim.’”
4 Yehanan (John) did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out unto him all in the land of Yehudah, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 And Yehanan was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a leather belt about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 And he preached, saying, “There comes One mightier than me after me; the thongs of Whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8 I indeed have baptized you with water, but He shall baptize you with The Holy Spirit.”
9 And it came to pass in those days, that YEHOSHUA came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by Yehanan in Jordan.
10 And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and The Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him.
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, “You are My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.”
12 And immediately The Spirit put Him forth into the wilderness.
13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and was with the wild beasts. And the angels ministered unto Him.
14 Now after Yehanan was put in prison, YEHOSHUA came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of Elohim,
15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Elohim is at hand; repent, and believe the gospel.”
16 And as He walked by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers.
17 And YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Come, follow Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.”
18 And immediately they left their nets, and followed Him.
19 And when He had gone a little further, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were on a ship mending their nets.
20 And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee on the ship with the hired servants, and went after Him.
21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered into the synagogue, and taught.
22 And they were astonished with His doctrine, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 saying, “Let it be; what have we to do with you, O YEHOSHUA of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know You, and Who You are; the Holy One of Elohim.”
25 And YEHOSHUA rebuked him, saying, “Muzzle yourself, and come out of him!”
26 And when the unclean spirit had put him into convulsions, he cried out with a loud voice, and came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
28 And immediately His fame spread abroad throughout the entire region round about Galilee.
29 And as soon as they came out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and immediately they told Him of her.
31 And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32 And at evening time, after the sun did set, they brought unto Him all that were diseased, and those that were possessed with devils.
33 And the entire city was gathered together at the door.
34 And He healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils, and did not allow the devils to speak, because they knew Him.
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and was praying there.
36 And Simon, and those with him, followed after Him.
37 And when they had found Him, they said unto Him, “Everyone seeks for You.”
38 And He said unto them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for this is what I have come for.”
39 And He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
40 And there came a leper to Him, beseeching Him, and kneeling down before Him, and saying unto Him, “If You will, You can make me clean.”
41 And YEHOSHUA, moved with compassion, put forth His hand and touched him, and said unto him, “I will; be cleansed.”
42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43 And He warned him, and immediately sent him away,
44 saying unto him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go your way. Show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.”
45 But he went out, and began to proclaim it abundantly, and to spread it abroad; to such an extent that YEHOSHUA could no more openly enter into a city, but stayed in deserted places; and they came to Him from everywhere.
And again, after several days, He entered into Capernaum; and it was reported that He was in the house.
2 And immediately many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not even around the doorway. And He preached the word unto them.
3 And they came unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy; being carried by four.
4 And when they could not come near unto Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was, and when they had dug out an opening, they let down the bed on which the sick of the palsy lay.
5 When YEHOSHUA saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, “Son, your sins are forgiven you!”
6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
7 “Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but Elohim only?”
8 And immediately when YEHOSHUA perceived in His Spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them, “Why are you deliberating about these things in your hearts?
9 Which is easier to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you’, or to say, ‘Arise, and take up your bed, and walk’?
10 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (He said to the sick of the palsy),
11 ‘I say unto you, rise up, and take up your bed, and go your way into your house.’”
12 And immediately he rose up, took up the bed, and went forth before them all. And they were all amazed, and glorified Elohim, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
13 And He went forth again by the seaside; and the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
14 And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax gatherer’s booth, and said to him, Follow Me. And he rose up and followed Him.
15 And it came to pass that, as YEHOSHUA sat to eat in His house, many tax collectors and sinners sat together with YEHOSHUA and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 And when YEHOSHUA heard it, He said unto them, “Those that are healthy have no need of a physician, but those that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
18 And the disciples of Yehanan and of the Pharisees used to fast, and they came to Him and said, “Why do the disciples of Yehanan and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples fast not?”
19 And YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Can the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 But the day will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
21 Nobody sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment, or else the new piece that filled it up pulls away from the old, and the tear is made worse.
22 And nobody puts new wine into old wine-skins, or else the new wine bursts the old skins, and the wine is spilled, and the wine skins are broken. But new wine must be put into new wine skins.”
23 And it came to pass, that He went through the corn fields on the Sabbath; and His disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees said unto Him, “Behold, why do they do on the Sabbath that which is not lawful?”
25 And He said unto them, “Have you never read what David did when he had need, and was hungry; he and those that were with him?
26 How he went into the house of Elohim in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat, but for the priests, and gave also to those that were with him?”
27 And He said unto them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
28 Therefore the Son of man is Master also of the Sabbath.”
And He entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who had a withered hand.
2 And they watched Him, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, that they might accuse Him.
3 And He said to the man that had the withered hand, “Stand up and come forth.”
4 And He said unto them, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill?” But they held their peace.
5 And when He had looked round about at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He said unto the man, “Stretch forth your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
6 And the Pharisees went forth, and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against Him; how they might destroy Him.
7 But YEHOSHUA withdrew Himself with His disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed Him; and from Judea,
8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan, and from Tyre and Sidon; a great multitude. When they had heard what great things He did, they came to Him.
9 And He spoke to His disciples, that a small ship should wait on Him, because of the multitude, lest they should crowd Him.
10 For He had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon Him for to touch Him, for many yet had plagues.
11 And whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him, and cried out, saying, “You are the Son of Elohim.”
12 And He frequently charged them that they should not make Him known.
13 And He went up on a mountain, and summoned those whom He wanted, and they came unto Him.
14 And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach,
15 and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.
16 And Simon He surnamed Peter;
17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and He surnamed them Boanerges, which means, “Sons of thunder”;
18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite;
19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him; and they went into a house.
20 And the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
21 And when His family heard of it, they went out to take hold of Him, for they said, “He is beside Himself.”
22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils He casts out devils.”
23 And He called them, and said unto them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan rises up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.
27 Nobody can enter into a strong man’s house and take his goods, unless he first binds the strong man, and then they can plunder his house.
28 Amen I say unto you, all sins shall be forgiven the children of men, and whatever blasphemies they shall blaspheme;
29 but they that blaspheme against The Holy Spirit shall never have forgiveness, but are in danger of eternal damnation;”
30 because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
31 Then came His brothers and His mother; and standing outside, sent unto Him, calling him.
32 And as the multitude sat about Him, they said unto Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You.”
33 And He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”
34 And He looked round about on those that sat about Him, and said, “Behold My mother and My brothers!
35 For whoever shall do the will of Elohim, the same is My brother, and My sister, and My mother.”
And He began again to teach by the seaside, and there was gathered unto Him a great multitude, so that He boarded a ship and sat upon the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
2 And He taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in His doctrine,
3 ”Hear this: Behold, there went out a sower to sow;
4 and it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the birds of the air came and devoured it up.
5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth,
6 but when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
8 And some fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up, and increased, and brought forth; some thirty, some sixty and some a hundred-fold.”
9 And He said unto them, “Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.”
10 And when He was alone, they that were about Him, with the twelve, asked Him about the parable.
11 And He said unto them, “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of Elohim, but unto them that are outside, all these things are shown in parables;
12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.”
13 And He said unto them, “Do you not know this parable? How then will know any parable?
14 The sower sows the word.
15 And these are the ones by the wayside, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And these are they likewise, which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness,
17 but have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a short time; for when affliction or persecution arise for the word’s sake, they immediately stumble.
18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19 and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some a hundred-fold.”
21 And He said unto them, “Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hidden, which will not be revealed; nor is anything kept secret, that won’t be brought to light.
23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”
24 And He said unto them, “Take heed to what you hear. With what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you; and unto you that hear shall more be given.
25 For those who have, to them shall more be given; and those who have not, from them even what they have shall be taken away.”
26 And He said, “The kingdom of Elohim is like a man who casts seed onto the ground,
27 and he goes to sleep at night, and rises up by the day, and the seed springs forth and grows up; he knows not how.
28 For the earth brings forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear; after that the full corn in the ear.
29 And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest is come.”
30 And He said, “With what shall we compare the kingdom of Elohim? Or with what parable shall we liken it?
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is the smallest seed in the earth,
32 but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches, so that the birds of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.”
33 And with many such parables He spoke the word to them; as they were able to hear it.
34 But without a parable He did not speak to them; and when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.
35 And the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us pass over unto the other side.”
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they joined Him upon the ship where He was. And there were also with Him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And He was in the rear part of the ship, asleep on a pillow; and they awoke Him, and say unto Him, “Master, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39 And He rose up, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still.” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And He said unto them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, “What manner of Man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when He had come out of the ship, immediately He was met by a man out of the tombs, in whom was an unclean spirit;
3 who dwelled among the tombs; and nobody could bind him; no, not with chains,
4 because although he had been often bound with fetters and chains, the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Neither could anyone tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw YEHOSHUA afar off, he ran and worshipped Him,
7 and cried with a loud voice, and said, “What have I to do with you, YEHOSHUA, Son of the most high Elohim? I adjure you by Elohim, that You torment me not.”
8 And He said unto him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.”
9 And He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion, for we are many.”
10 And he begged Him much that He would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was near unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils begged Him, saying, “Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.”
13 And immediately YEHOSHUA gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand); and were choked in the sea.
14 And those that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they came to YEHOSHUA, and saw him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
16 And they that saw it told the others how it happened to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
17 And they began to request of Him that He depart out of their coasts.
18 And when He had come to the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed unto Him, that he might stay with Him.
19 But YEHOSHUA would not permit it, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Master has done for you; and has had compassion on you.”
20 And he departed, and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things YEHOSHUA had done for him; and all the people marveled.
21 And when YEHOSHUA passed over again by ship to the other side, many people gathered unto Him; and He was near to the sea.
22 And, behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet.
23 And begging Him greatly, he said, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. I pray You, come and lay Your hands upon her, that she may be healed; and that she shall live.”
24 And YEHOSHUA went with him, and many people followed Him, pressing in on Him.
25 And a certain woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and nothing helped her, but rather it grew worse;
27 when she had heard of YEHOSHUA, came in pressing from behind, and touched His garment.
28 For she said, “If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.”
29 And immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And YEHOSHUA, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the midst of the throng, and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31 And His disciples said unto Him, “You see the multitude pressing in on You, and You ask, “Who touched Me?”
32 And He looked round about to see her who had done this thing,
33 but the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him, and told Him the full truth.
34 And He said unto her, “Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be healed of your plague.”
35 While He yet spoke, there came before the ruler of the synagogue one who said, “Your daughter is dead! Why trouble the Master any further?”
36 As soon as YEHOSHUA heard the word that was spoken, He said unto the ruler of the synagogue, “Be not afraid, only believe.”
37 And He allowed nobody to follow him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult, and those that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And upon entering He said unto them, “Why do you make this fuss, and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeps.”
40 And they laughed Him to scorn. But when He had put them all out, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those that were with Him, and entered in where the girl was lying.
41 And He took the girl by the hand, and said unto her, “Talitha cumi;” which means, “Little girl, I say unto you, rise up.”
42 And immediately the girl rose up, and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were amazed with a great astonishment.
43 And He charged them sternly that nobody should know about it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
And he went out from there, and came into His own country; and His disciples followed Him.
2 And when the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many, hearing, were astonished, saying, “From where has this Man received these things? And what wisdom is this, which is given unto Him that even such mighty works are brought by His hands?
3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary; the brother of James, and Joses, and of Yehudah, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? And they were offended by Him.
4 But YEHOSHUA said unto them, “A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
5 And He could not do a mighty work there, except that He laid His hands upon a few of the sick, and healed them.
6 And He marveled at their disbelief. And He went round about the villages, teaching.
7 And He called the twelve, and began to send them forth by two’s; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
8 and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no food, no bread, no money purse;
9 but shod with sandals, and not with two coats.
10 And He said unto them, “Into whatever house you enter, abide there until you depart from that place.
11 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart there, shake off the dust from under your feet for a testimony against them. Amen I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the Day of Judgment, than for that city.”
12 And they went out, and preached that all mankind should repent.
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
14 And King Herod heard of Him; (for His Name was spread abroad), and he said, “Yehanan the Baptist has risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in Him.”
15 Others said, “This is Eliyeh.” And others said, “This is a prophet”; “One of the prophets.”
16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, “It is Yehanan, whom I beheaded. He is risen from the dead.”
17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold of Yehanan, and bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake; his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her.
18 For Yehanan had said unto Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him, but she could not;
20 for Herod feared Yehanan, knowing that he was a just and holy man; and observed him. And when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
21 But when a convenient day had come, Herod, on his birthday, made a supper to his lords; high captains; and chiefs of Galilee.
22 And the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, and pleased Herod and those that sat with him; and the king said unto the maiden, “Ask of me whatsoever you will, and I will give it to you.”
23 And he swore unto her, “Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give you, unto half of my kingdom.”
24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of Yehanan the Baptist.”
25 And she came in immediately with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, “I will that you give me now, on a charger, the head of Yehanan the Baptist.”
26 And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for the sake of those who sat with him, he could not reject her.
27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought; and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
28 and brought his head on a charger, and gave it to the maiden; and the maiden gave it to her mother.
29 And when his disciples heard, they came and took up his body, and laid it in a tomb.
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto YEHOSHUA, and told Him all things; both what they had done, and what they had taught.
31 And He said unto them, “Come you yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much even as to eat.
32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran afoot to there out of all cities, and going faster than they, came together unto Him.
34 And YEHOSHUA, when He came out, saw many people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spent, His disciples came unto Him and said, “This is a desert place, and now the time is late.
36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy for themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.”
37 He answered and said unto them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said unto Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?”
38 He said unto them, “How many loaves have you? Go and see.” And when they knew, they said, “Five, and two fishes.”
39 And He commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40 And they sat down in ranks; by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He also divided among them all.
42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fish.
44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
45 And immediately He compelled His disciples to board the ship, and to go to the other side, unto Bethsaida, while He sent away the people.
46 And when He had sent them away, He departed to a mountain to pray.
47 And when evening had come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and He alone was on the land.
48 And He saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them. And about the fourth watch of the night He came unto them, walking upon the sea; and would have passed them by.
49 But when they saw Him walking upon the sea, they supposed it to be a phantom, and they cried out.
50 For they all saw Him, and were troubled. And immediately He talked with them, and said unto them, “Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid.”
51 And He went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased, and they were greatly amazed in themselves; and they wondered in astonishment.
52 But they had not considered any about the loaves, for their hearts were hardened.
53 And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
54 And when they came out of the ship, immediately they of the land knew Him,
55 and ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick; where they heard He was.
56 And wherever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and sought after Him, that they might even touch, if it were, but the border of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made whole.
Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes from Jerusalem came together unto Him,
2 and when they saw some of His disciples eat bread while defiled, that is to say, with unwashed hands, they found fault.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jehudi, will not eat until they wash their hands; holding the tradition of the elders.
4 For coming from the market, unless they wash, they will not eat. And there are many other things, which they have received to hold: The washing of cups and pots, brass vessels, and of tables.
5 So the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”
6 He answered and said unto them, “Well has Isaiyeh prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me;
7 and their fear toward Me is taught by the laws of men.’3
8 For laying aside the commandment of Elohim, you hold the tradition of men; the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things you do.”
9 And He said unto them, “Full well you reject the commandment of Elohim, that you may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’, and, ‘Whoever curses father or mother, let them be put to death.’4
11 But you say, ‘If a child shall say to their father or mother, “Corban!”’ That is to say, ‘It is a gift, and by whatever you might have profited by me is Corban,’ which is to say, ‘Given to Elohim.’
12 And you no longer permit them to do anything for their father or their mother;
13 making the word of Elohim of no effect through your tradition, which you have delivered. And many such like things do you do.”
14 And when He had called all the people, He said unto them, “Heed Me, every one of you, and understand:
15 There is nothing from outside a person, that entering into them can defile them; but the things which come out of them, those are the things that defile the person.
16 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.”
17 And when He entered into the house away from the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable,
18 and He said unto them, “Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatever thing from the outside enters in a person, it cannot defile them,
19 for it enters not into their heart, but into the belly, and goes out into the privy, purging all foods?”
20 And He said, “That which comes out of the person; that defiles the person.
21 For from within, out of the heart of the person, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the person.”
24 And from there He rose up, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entering into a house, wanting nobody to know it; but He could not hide.
25 For a woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet.
26 The woman was a Greek; a Syrophoenician by kin, and she sought after Him, that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But YEHOSHUA said unto her, “Let the children first be filled, for it is not proper to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.”
28 And she answered and said unto him, “Yes, Master. Yet even the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.”
29 And He said unto her, “For saying this, go your way; the devil is gone out of your daughter.”
30 And when she came to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
31 And again departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, He came unto the Sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
32 And they brought unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they sought for Him to put His hand upon him.
33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue;
34 and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said unto him, “Ephphatha.” That is, “Be opened.”
35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.
36 And He charged them that they should tell nobody; but the more He charged them, so much the more a great deal they proclaimed it.
37 And being beyond measure astonished, said, “He has done all things well! He makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”
In those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, YEHOSHUA called His disciples, and said unto them,
2 “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with Me three days, and have nothing to eat.
3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way, for many of them come from afar.”
4 And His disciples answered Him, “From where can anyone satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?”
5 And He asked them, “How many loaves have you?” And they said, “Seven.”
6 And He compelled the people to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, and breaking, gave to His disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
7 And they had a few small fish, which He blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
8 So they did eat, and were filled; and they took up of the remaining fragments, seven baskets.
9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and He sent them away.
10 And immediately He entered into a ship with His disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came forth and began to question Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven; tempting Him.
12 And He sighed deeply in His Spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek after a sign? Amen I say unto you, there shall no sign be given unto this generation.”
13 And He left them, and entering into the ship again, departed to the other side.
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread; neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
15 And He charged them, saying, “Take heed: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.”
16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.”
17 And when YEHOSHUA heard this, He said unto them, “Why do you reason so; because you have no bread? Do you not perceive, nor yet neither understand? Are your hearts still hardened?
18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
19 When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?” They said unto him, “Twelve.”
20 “And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?” And they said, “Seven.”
21 And He said unto them, “How is it that you do not understand?”
22 And He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man unto Him, and sought for Him to touch him.
23 And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw anything.
24 And he looked up, and said, “I see men as trees, walking.”
25 After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up, and he was restored, and saw everybody clearly.
26 And He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell any from the town.”
27 And YEHOSHUA went out with His disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi. And along the way He asked His disciples, saying unto them, “Who do the people say that I am?”
28 And they answered, “Yehanan the Baptist. But some say, ‘Eliyeh;’ and others, ‘One of the prophets.'”
29 And He said unto them, “But whom do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, and said unto Him, “You are the Messiah!”
30 And He charged them that they should tell no one about Him.
31 And He began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things; and be rejected of the elders, and the chief priests, and scribes; and be killed; and after three days rise again.
32 And He spoke that saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him.
33 But when He had turned about and looked upon His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get you behind me, Satan! You are saying things that are not of Elohim, but the things that are of mankind.”
34 And when He had called the people unto Himself, along with His disciples also, He said unto them, “Whoever will come after Me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross, and follow Me.
35 For whoever will save their life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose their life for My sake, and the gospel’s; the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit anyone, if they shall gain the whole world, and lose their own soul?
37 Or what shall anyone give in exchange for their soul?
38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of them also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
And He said unto them, “Amen I say unto you, that there be some of those that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of Elohim come with power.”
2 And after six days YEHOSHUA took Peter, and James, and John, and lead them up to a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.
3 And His clothes became shining; exceedingly white, as snow; so as no fuller on earth can whiten them.
4 And there appeared unto them Eliyeh, with Moses; and they were talking with YEHOSHUA.
5 And Peter answered and said to YEHOSHUA, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Eliyeh.
6 For he knew not what to say; for they were terrified.
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son; hear Him!”
8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no one any more, except YEHOSHUA only with them.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell nobody the things they had seen, till the Son of man was risen from the dead.
10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one another as to what the rising from the dead should mean.
11 And they asked Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that Eliyeh must first come?”
12 And He answered and told them, “Eliyeh truly does come first, and restores all things. And how it is written of the Son of man, that He must suffer many things, and be despised?
13 But I say unto you, that Eliyeh has indeed come, and they have done unto him whatever they desired; as it is written of him.”
14 And when He came to His disciples, He saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
15 And immediately all the people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed; and running to Him, greeted Him.
16 And He asked the scribes, “What questions have you with them?”
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, “Master, I have brought unto You my son, who has a mute spirit;
18 and wherever he goes, it cuts him, and he foams and gnashes with his teeth, and withers away. And I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answered him, and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto Me.”
20 And they brought him unto Him; and when he saw Him, immediately the spirit cut him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And He asked his father, “How long is it since this came unto him?” And he said, “From a child.
22 And often times it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters; to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.”
23 YEHOSHUA said unto him, “If you can believe. All things are possible to those who believe!”
24 And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, “Master, I believe; You help my unbelief.”
25 When YEHOSHUA saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, “You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him.”
26 And the spirit cried, and cut him severely, and came out of him. And he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, “He is dead.”
27 But YEHOSHUA took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he rose up.
28 And when He came into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast him out?”
29 And He said unto them, “This kind can come forth by nothing; except by prayer and fasting.”
30 And they departed from there, and passed through Galilee; and He wanted that nobody would know it.
31 For He taught His disciples, and said unto them, “The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and after He is killed, He will rise on the third day.”
32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
33 And He came to Capernaum, and being in the house He asked them, “What was it that you disputed among yourselves along the way?”
34 But they held their peace, for by the way they had disputed among themselves, as to who should be the greatest.
35 And He sat down, and called the twelve, and said unto them, “If anyone desires to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.”
36 And He took a child, and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said unto them,
37 “Whoever shall receive one such child in My Name, receives Me; and whoever shall receive Me, receives not Me, but Him Who sent Me.”
38 And John answered him, saying, “Master, we saw one casting out devils in Your Name, but he follows not us, so we stopped him, because he does not follow us.
39 But YEHOSHUA said, “Forbid them not; for there is no person who shall do a miracle in My Name, that soon after can speak evil of Me.
40 For they who are not against us, are for us.
41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My Name, because you belong to the Messiah, amen I say unto you, they shall not lose their reward.
42 And whoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in Me, it is better for them that a millstone were hung about their neck, and they be cast into the sea.
43 And if your hand offends you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell; into the fire that never shall be quenched;
44 where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if your foot offends you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter lame into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell; into the fire that never shall be quenched;
46 where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if your eye offends you, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of Elohim with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire;
48 where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.”
And He rose up from there, and went to the coasts of Yehudah, beyond the Jordan, and the people assembled about Him again; and, as He was accustomed to do, He taught them again.
2 And the Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?”
3 And He answered and said unto them, “What did Moses command you?”
4 And they said, “Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.”
5 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto them, “For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation Elohim made them male and female;
7 for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 and the two shall be one flesh. So then they are no more two, but one flesh.
9 What therefore Elohim has joined together, let nobody put asunder.”
10 And in the house His disciples asked Him again of the same matter.
11 And He said unto them, “Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.”
13 And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them; and His disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when YEHOSHUA saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, “Allow the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Elohim.
15 Amen I say unto you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of Elohim as a little child, shall not enter therein.”
16 And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them.
17 And when He was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”
18 And YEHOSHUA said unto him, “Why do you call Me good? There is none good but one; that is Elohim.
19 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Defraud not. Honor your father and mother.”
20 And he answered and said unto Him, “Master, all these have I observed from my youth.”
21 Then YEHOSHUA beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, “One thing you lack; go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven. And come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved, for he had many possessions.
23 And YEHOSHUA looked round about, and said unto His disciples, “How hard it shall be for they that have riches to enter into the kingdom of Elohim!”
24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But YEHOSHUA answered again, and said unto them, “Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of Elohim!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of Elohim.”
26 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”
27 And YEHOSHUA looking upon them said, “With mankind it is impossible, but not with Elohim; for with Elohim all things are possible.”
28 Then Peter began to say unto Him, “Lo, we have left all, and have followed You.”
29 And YEHOSHUA answered and said, “Amen I say unto you, there is nobody that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or spouse, or children, or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,
30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come, eternal life.
31 But many that are first shall be last, and the last first.”
32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem, and YEHOSHUA went before them. And they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And He took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto Him,
33 saying, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles.
34 And they will mock Him, and will scourge Him, and will spit upon Him, and will kill Him. And the third day He will rise again!”
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came unto Him, saying, “Master, we would that You should do for us whatsoever we shall desire.”
36 And He said unto them, “What would you ask that I should do for you?”
37 They said unto Him, “Grant unto us that we may sit, one on Your right hand, and the other on Your left hand, in Your glory.”
38 But YEHOSHUA said unto them, “You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the cup that I drink? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized?”
39 And they said unto Him, “We can!” And YEHOSHUA said unto them, “You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized you shall be baptized.
40 But to sit on My right hand and on My left hand is not Mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.”
41 And when the ten heard, they began to be much displeased with James and John.
42 But YEHOSHUA called them, and said unto them, “You know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
43 But so shall it not be among you. But whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister;
44 and whoever of you will be first, shall be servant of all;
45 for even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister; and to give His life a ransom for many.”
46 And they came to Jericho, and as He went out of Jericho with His disciples, a great number of people came as well; and blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the side of the highway begging.
47 And when he heard that it was YEHOSHUA of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, “YEHOSHUA, Son of David, have mercy on me.”
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace, but he cried the more a great deal, “Son of David, have mercy on me.”
49 And YEHOSHUA stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying unto him, “Be of good comfort, rise; He calls you.”
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to YEHOSHUA.
51 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto him, “What will you ask that I should do unto you?” The blind man said unto Him, “Rabbi, that I might receive my sight.”
52 And YEHOSHUA said unto him, “Go your way; your faith has made you whole.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed YEHOSHUA in the way.
And when they came near to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples,
2 and said unto them, “Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as you have entered into it, you will find a colt tied, upon which nobody has ever sat; untie it and bring it.
3 And if anyone says unto you, ‘Why do you this?’ Say that the Master has need of it; and immediately they will send it here.”
4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside a place where two highways met; and they untied it.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, “Why do you untie that the colt?”
6 And they said unto them just as YEHOSHUA had commanded, and they let them go.
7 And they brought the colt to YEHOSHUA, and cast their garments upon it; and He sat upon it.
8 And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down branches off the trees, and spread them in the way.
9 And those that went before, and those that followed, cried out, saying, “Hosanna; blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Elohim;
10 blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the Name of the Elohim; Hosanna in the highest!”
11 And YEHOSHUA entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and after He had looked round about upon all things, evening time had come, and He went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
12 And the next day, when they came from Bethany, He was hungry;
13 and seeing a fig tree far off, having leaves, He went to it, thinking He might find anything on it, but He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the time for figs.
14 And YEHOSHUA said unto it, “Nobody will eat fruit from you hereafter; forever!” And His disciples heard.
15 And they came to Jerusalem, and YEHOSHUA went into the temple, and began to cast out those that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of those that sold doves;
16 and He would not permit anyone to carry vessels through the temple.
17 And He taught, saying unto them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?’ But you have made it a den of thieves.” 5
18 And the scribes and chief priests heard, and sought how they might destroy Him, for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished by His doctrine.
19 And when evening came, He went out of the city.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance said unto Him, “Master, behold, the fig tree which You cursed is withered away.”
22 And YEHOSHUA answering said unto them, “Have faith in Elohim.
23 For amen I say unto you, whoever shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be removed, and be cast into the sea’, and shall not doubt in their heart, but shall believe that those things which they say shall come to pass; they shall have whatever they ask.
24 Therefore I say unto you, whatever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.
25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anybody, so that your Father also, Who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father Who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
27 And they came again to Jerusalem, and as He was walking in the temple, there came to Him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders;
28 and they said unto Him, “By what authority do You do these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?”
29 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto them, “I will also ask of you one question, and answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:
30 The baptism of Yehanan, was it from heaven, or from men? Answer Me!”
31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we shall say, ‘From heaven’, He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him’?
32 But if we shall say, ‘Of men’; they feared the people; for everyone considered Yehanan to be a prophet.
33 And they answered and said unto YEHOSHUA, “We cannot tell.” And YEHOSHUA answering said unto them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
And He began to speak unto them by parables. “A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a place for the wine press, and built a tower, and rented it out to farmers, and went away to a far country.
2 And at the harvest season he sent to the farmers a servant, so that he might receive from the farmers of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 And they caught him, and beat him; and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant, and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head; and sent him away, having treated him shamefully.
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
6 Having yet therefore one son; his beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, ‘They will respect my son’.
7 But those farmers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours’.
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What therefore, shall the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the farmers, and will give the vineyard unto others.
10 And have you not read this scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief stone of the corner’? 6
11 ‘This is YEHOWAH’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes?’”7
12 And they sought to lay hold on Him, but feared the people, for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them. And they left Him, and went their way.
13 And they sent unto Him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to trap Him with words.
14 And when they came, they said unto Him, “Master, we know that You are true, and favor no person; for You regard not the appearance of people, but teach the way of Elohim in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?” But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, “Why do you test Me? Bring Me a penny, that I may see it.”
16 And they brought it. And He said unto them, “Whose is this image and inscription?” And they said unto him, “Caesar’s.”
17 And YEHOSHUA answering said unto them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to Elohim the things that are Elohim’s.” And they marveled at Him.
18 Then came unto Him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they asked Him, saying,
19 “Master, Moses wrote unto us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving his wife, but leaving no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20 Now there were seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
21 And the second took her, and died, not leaving any seed; and the third likewise.
22 And the seven had her, and left no seed; and last of all, the woman also died.
23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them, for the seven had her as wife?”
24 And YEHOSHUA answering said unto them, “You err, because you do not know the Scriptures, or the power of Elohim.
25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
26 And regarding the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush Elohim spoke unto him, saying, ‘I am the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob?’
27 He is not the Elohim of the dead, but the Elohim of the living; you therefore do greatly err.”
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”
29 And YEHOSHUA answered him, “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel! YEHOWAH our Elohim is one YEHOWAH!’8
30 ‘And You shall love YEHOWAH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.’ This is the first commandment.9
31 And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There are no other commandments greater than these.” 10
32 And the scribe said unto Him, “Well, Master, You have said the truth; for there is one Elohim; and there is none other but He!
33 And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength; and to love one’s neighbor as them-self, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 And when YEHOSHUA saw that he answered discreetly, He said unto him, “You are not far from the kingdom of Elohim.” And nobody after that dared question Him.
35 And YEHOSHUA, while He taught in the temple, said, “How is it that the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of David?
36 For David himself said by The Holy Spirit, ‘The Master said to my Master, “Sit You on My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’
37 David therefore himself called Him Master; and how is He then his son?” And the multitude heard Him with pleasure.
38 And He said unto them in His doctrine, “Beware of the scribes who delight in going about in long robes, and delight in salutations in the marketplaces,
39 and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts;
40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearances make long prayers. These shall receive greater damnation.”
41 And YEHOSHUA sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two small coins, which make one fourth of a penny.
43 And He called His disciples, and said unto them, “Amen I say unto you, that this poor widow has cast in more than all those who have cast into the treasury;
44 for they all did cast in of their abundance, but she of her want did cast in all that she had; even all she had to live on.”
And as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said unto Him, “Master, see what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!”
2 And YEHOSHUA answering said unto him, “See you these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.”
3 And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately,
4 “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?”
5 And YEHOSHUA answering them began to say, “Take heed lest anyone deceive you;
6 for many will come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah’, and will deceive many.
7 And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be you not troubled, for such things must take place; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places; and there shall be famines and tribulation. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues you shall be beaten; and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed among all the nations.
11 But when they shall lead you out, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you shall say; neither even premeditate. But whatever shall be given you in that hour, that is what you shall speak; for it is not you that speaks, but The Holy Spirit.
12 Now brother shall betray brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 And you shall be hated by all for My Name’s sake, but those who endure to the end, the same shall be saved.
14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let them that read understand) then let those who are in Yehudah flee to the mountains;
15 and let those who are on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter to take anything out of their house;
16 and let those who are in the field not turn back again, to take up their garments.
17 But woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck in those days!
18 And pray that your flight will not be in the winter.
19 For in those days shall be tribulation; such as was not from the beginning of the creation, which Elohim created; unto this time, neither shall be.
20 And except that the Master had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. And except for the elect’s sake, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.
21 And then if anyone shall say to you, ‘Lo, here is the Messiah’, or, ‘Lo, He is there’; believe them not,
22 for false messiah’s and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take heed; behold, I have foretold you all things.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26 And then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 And then shall He send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds; from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree: ‘When her branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
29 So you in like manner, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the door.’
30 Amen I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and that hour nobody knows; no, not the angels who are in heaven, or the Son, but only the Father.
33 Take heed therefore, watch and pray; for you know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants; and to each one their work; and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch therefore, for you know not when the lord of the house comes; at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning;
36 Lest coming suddenly he finds you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch!”
After two days came the Passover, and unleavened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by craft; and put Him to death.
2 But they said, “Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.”
3 And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as He sat to eat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of very expensive ointment of spikenard; and she broke the box, and poured it upon His head.
4 And there were some that were indignant within themselves, and said, “Why was this waste of the ointment made?
5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor.” And they murmured against her.
6 And YEHOSHUA said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has done a good deed for Me.
7 The poor you have with you always, and whenever you desire you may do them good, but Me you have not always.
8 She has done what she could, for she has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
9 Amen I say unto you, wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this thing that she has done shall also be spoken of as a memorial unto her.”
10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray Him to them.
11 And when they heard, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.
12 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You wish for us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”
13 And He sent forth two of His disciples, and said to them, “Go you into the city, and there you shall meet a man bearing a pitcher of water. Follow him.
14 And wherever he shall go in, say to the lord of the house, ‘The Master said, “Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with My disciples?”’
15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared. There make ready for us.”
16 And His disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as He had said to them; and they made ready the Passover.
17 And in the evening He came with the twelve.
18 And as they sat and ate, YEHOSHUA said, “Amen I say unto you, one of you who eats with Me shall betray Me.”
19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto Him one by one, “Is it I?” And another, “Is it I?”
20 And He answered and said unto them, “The one of the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish!
21 The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of Him, but woe to that person by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Good were it for them if they had never been born.”
22 And as they did eat, YEHOSHUA took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave to them, and said, “Take, eat. This is My body!”
23 And He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank of it.
24 And He said unto them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.
25 Amen I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of Elohim.”
26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27 And YEHOSHUA said unto them, “You all shall stumble because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.’11
28 But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee.”
29 But Peter said unto Him, “Although all shall stumble, yet I will not.”
30 And YEHOSHUA said unto him, “Amen I say unto you, that this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you shall deny Me three times.”
31 But he spoke the more vehemently, “If I should die with You, I will not deny You in any way.” And in like manner, so said they all.
32 And they came to a place named Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, “Sit you here, while I shall pray.”
33 And He took with him Peter and James and John, and became greatly oppressed, and very distressed,
34 and said unto them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death. Remain here, and watch.”
35 And He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto You; take away this cup from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
37 And He came, and found them sleeping, and said unto Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?
38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The Spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.”
39 And again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words.
40 And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; neither did they know what to answer Him.
41 And He came the third time, and said unto them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough; the hour is come! Behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise up; let us go; lo, he that betrays Me is at hand.”
43 And immediately, while He yet spoke, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
44 And he that betrayed Him had given them a sign, saying, “Whoever I shall kiss, that same is He; take Him, and lead Him away safely.”
45 And as soon as he came, he went immediately to Him, and said, “Master! Master!” And kissed Him.
46 And they laid their hands on Him, and took Him.
47 And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
48 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto them, “Have you come out as against a thief, with swords and with clubs to take Me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you took Me not, but the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
50 And they all forsook Him, and fled.
51 And there followed Him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold of him,
52 and he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
53 And they led YEHOSHUA away to the high priest, and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
54 And Peter followed Him afar off; even into the palace of the high priest, and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witnesses against YEHOSHUA, to put Him to death; but found none.
56 For many bore false witness against Him, but their witness was not in agreement.
57 And there arose some who bore false witness against Him, saying,
58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’”
59 But even so, their witness did not agree.
60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked YEHOSHUA, saying, “Do You answer nothing? What about what these witnesses say against You?”
61 But He held His peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, and said unto Him, “Are You the Messiah; the Son of the Blessed?”
62 And YEHOSHUA said, “I am! And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power; and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
63 Then the high priest tore his clothes, and said, “What need do we have of any further witnesses?
64 You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be guilty of death.
65 And some began to spit on Him, and to cover His face, and to beat Him, saying to Him, “Prophesy!” And the servants did strike Him with the palms of their hands.
66 And as Peter was below in the palace, there came one of the maids of the high priest,
67 and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, “And You also were with YEHOSHUA of Nazareth.”
68 But he denied it, saying, “I know not, neither do I understand what you are talking about.” And he went out to the porch; and the cock crowed.
69 And a maid saw him again, and began to say to those that stood by, “This is one of them.”
70 And he denied it again. And a little after, those that stood by said again to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your accent agrees with that.”
71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, “I know not this Man of Whom you speak.”
72 And the second time the cock crowed. And Peter called to mind the word that YEHOSHUA said unto him, “Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny Me three times.” And when he recalled these things, he wept.
And immediately in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound YEHOSHUA, and carried Him away; and delivered Him to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Yehudi?” And He answering said unto him, “You say!”
3 And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing.
4 And Pilate asked Him again, saying, “Do You answer nothing? Behold how many things they witness against You.”
5 But YEHOSHUA yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.
6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomever they desired.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
8 And the multitude crying aloud began to compel him to do as he was accustomed to doing unto them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, “Will you that I release unto you the King of the Yehudi?”
10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered Him from envy.
11 But the chief priests moved the people; that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, “What will you then, that I shall do unto Him Whom you call the King of the Yehudi?”
13 And they cried out again, “Crucify Him!”
14 Then Pilate said unto them, “Why, what evil has He done?” And they cried out the more exceedingly, “Crucify Him!”
15 And Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered YEHOSHUA, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led Him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort.
17 And they clothed Him with purple, and braided a crown of thorns, and put it about His head.
18 And they began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Yehudi!”
19 And they struck Him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon Him, and bowed their knees before Him.
20 And when they had mocked Him, they took off the purple from Him, and put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
21 And they compelled one Simon of Cyrene, who was passing by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross.
22 And they brought Him unto the place called Golgotha, which is, “The place of a skull.”
23 And they gave Him to drink wine mingled with myrrh, but He drank it not..
24 And when they had crucified Him, they parted His garments, casting lots upon them, what each man should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.
26 And the inscription of His accusation was written over, “THE KING OF THE YEHUDI.”
27 And with Him they crucified two thieves; the one on His right hand, and the other on His left.
28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.” 12
29 And they that passed by railed on Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ah, You that destroys the temple, and builds it in three days,
30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross.”
31 Likewise also the chief priests, mocking, said among themselves and with the scribes, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.
32 Let Messiah the King of Israel descend now from the cross, so that we may see and believe.” And they that were crucified with Him reviled Him.
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour YEHOSHUA cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Which is, “My Elohim, My Elohim, why have You forsaken Me?” 13
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, “Behold, He calls Eliyeh.”
36 And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink, saying, “Let be; let us see whether Eliyeh will come to take Him down.”
37 And YEHOSHUA cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.
38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, who stood over against Him, saw that He so cried out, and thus breathed His last, said, “Truly this Man was the Son of Elohim!”
40 There were also women looking on afar off; among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41 who also, when He was in Galilee, followed Him, and ministered unto Him; and many other women who came up with Him unto Jerusalem.
42 And now when the evening had come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of Elohim, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and sought for the body of YEHOSHUA.
44 And Pilate marveled that He was already dead. And calling unto himself the centurion, he asked him whether He had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 And he bought fine linen, and took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a sepulcher, which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulcher.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid.
And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
2 And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.
3 And they said among themselves, “Who shall roll away the stone for us from the door of the sepulcher?”
4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away; and it was very great.
5 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were frightened.
6 And he said unto them, “Fear not. You seek YEHOSHUA of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here! Behold, the place where they laid Him.
7 But go your way; tell His disciples and Peter that He goes before you into Galilee. There you shall see Him, as He said unto you.
8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulcher; for they trembled and were amazed; neither said they anything to anybody, for they were afraid.
9 Now when YEHOSHUA had risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils.
10 And she went and told them that she had been with Him, as they mourned and wept.
11 And they, when they had heard that He was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
12 After that He appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
13 And they went and told of it to the rest; but neither did they believe them.
14 Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat to eat, and reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not those who had seen Him after He had risen.
15 And He said unto them, “Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to all the creation.
16 They that believe and are baptized shall be saved, but they that believe not shall be condemned.
17 And these signs shall follow those who believe: In My Name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak in new languages;
18 they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
19 So then after the Master had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat at the right hand of Elohim.
20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere; the Master working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following. Amen!