Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew

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CHAPTER 1

The book of the generation of YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Yehudah and his brothers;
3 and Yehudah begat Perez and Zerach by Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Aram;
4 and Aram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon;
5 and Salmon begat Boaz by Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed by Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 and Jesse begat David the king.  And David the king begat Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriyah;
7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abiyah; and Abiyah begat Asa;
8 and Asa begat Yehoshaphat; and Yehoshaphat begat Yehoram; and Yehoram begat Uzziyah;
9 and Uzziyah begat Yehtham; and Yehtham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiyah;
10 and Hezekiyah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiyah;
11 and Josiyah begat Jeconiyah and his brothers, at the time they were carried away to Babylon.
12 After they were carried away to Babylon, Jeconiyah begat Shealtiel; and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;
13 and Zerubbabel begat Abihud; and Abihud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azzur;
14 and Azzur begat Zadok; and Zadok begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Mattan; and Mattan begat Jacob;
16 and Jacob begat Joseph (Yehoseph) the husband of Mary, by whom was born YEHOSHUA, who is called the Messiah.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the captivity in Babylon fourteen generations; and from the time of the captivity in Babylon to the Messiah fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach was in this way:  When His mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, before they cohabited, she was found to be with child by The Holy Spirit.
19 And Joseph her husband, being just, and not willing to expose her publicly, intended to divorce her privately.
20 But while he considered these things, behold, a messenger from Elohim appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary as your wife; for that which is conceived in her is of The Holy Spirit.
21 And she shall bring forth a Son; and you shall call His name YEHOSHUA, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.”
22 Now all this was done, that what was spoken by Elohim through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,
23 “Behold, a virgin will conceive, and bear a Son, and will call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “EL with us.” 1
24 And Joseph, rising from his sleep, did as the messenger from Elohim commanded him, and took unto him his wife,
25 but he knew her not until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His Name YEHOSHUA.

CHAPTER 2

Now after YEHOSHUA was born in Bethlehem of Yehudah, in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem,
2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Yehudi? For we have seen His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.”
3 And when Herod the king heard, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
5 And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Yehudah; for so it has been written by the prophet,
6 ‘But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though little among the thousands of Yehudah, out of you shall He come forth unto Me to be a ruler in Israel.’” 2
7 Then Herod privately called the wise men and ascertained from them the time the star appeared.
8 And sending them to Bethlehem he said, “Go and search diligently for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, that I too may come and worship Him.”
9 After having heard the king, they went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was.
10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
11 And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And having received a revelation from Elohim in a dream, not to return to Herod, they departed for their own country by another way.
13 Now after they had departed, behold, a messenger from Elohim appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Wake up! Take the Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.”
14 So Joseph woke up, and took the Child and His mother by night, and departed for Egypt;
15 and remained there until the death of Herod, that what was spoken by Elohim through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.” 3
16 Then when Herod saw that he had been scoffed by the wise men, became exceedingly enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men.
17 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiyah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.” 4
19 But when Herod died, behold, the messenger from Elohim appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 saying, “Wake up! Take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead who sought the Child’s life.”
21 And he woke up and took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus reigned over Yehudah instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there.  But after being warned by Elohim in a dream, he departed for the area of Galilee,
23 and he came and resided in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.” 5

CHAPTER 3

Now after those days came Yehanan the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Yehudah,
2 saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
3 For this is the one that was spoken of by Isaiyah the prophet, saying, “The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of YEHOWAH, make straight in the desert a highway for our Elohim.’” 6
4 Now this Yehanan had a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his loins; and his rations was locusts and wild honey.
5 Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Yehudah, and the region round about the Jordan;
6 and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan, as they confessed their sins.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth fruit, therefore, in keeping with repentance;
9 and do not think that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you, that from these stones Elohim is able to raise up children to Abraham.
10 And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees.  Therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove; He will baptize you with The Holy Spirit and fire.
12 Whose winnowing-fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His threshing-floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
13 Then YEHOSHUA came from Galilee to Jordan, unto Yehanan, to be baptized by him.
14 But Yehanan hindered Him, saying, ”I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?”
15 But YEHOSHUA answering said to him, “Allow it at this time; for it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
16 And when YEHOSHUA was baptized, immediately as He came up from the water, behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw The Spirit of Elohim descending as a dove, coming upon Him,
17 and behold, a voice from heaven saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”

CHAPTER 4

Then YEHOSHUA was led up by The Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2 And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
3 And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of Elohim, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of YEHOWAH.’”7
5 Then the devil took Him into the holy city; and stood Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of Elohim, cast Yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will give His angels charge over You’; and, ‘They will bear You up in their hands, that You do not strike Your foot against a stone.’”8
7 YEHOSHUA said to him, “It is also written, ‘You shall not put YEHOWAH your Elohim to the test.’”9
8 Again, the devil took Him up to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory;
9 and he said to Him, “All these things will I give You, if You will fall down and revere me.”
10 Then YEHOSHUA said to him, “Depart, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall revere YEHOWAH your Elohim, and you shall serve Him.’”10
11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
12 Now when YEHOSHUA heard that Yehanan had been put in prison, He withdrew into Galilee;
13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the coast, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
14 That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through Isaiyah the prophet, saying,
15 “The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the nations –
16 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.” 11
17 From that time YEHOSHUA began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
18 And YEHOSHUA, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
20 And they immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 And going on from there He saw two other brothers, Jacob (James) the son of Zebedee, and Yehochanan (John) his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed Him.
23 And YEHOSHUA went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sicknesses and diseases among the people.
24 And His fame circulated throughout all Tyre; and they brought unto Him all the sick and diseased, and those that were possessed with demons, and the lunatics, as well as those who were paralyzed; and He healed them.
25 And great multitudes followed Him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Yehudah and beyond Jordan.

CHAPTER 5

And seeing the multitudes, YEHOSHUA went up on the mountain; and when He sat down, His disciples came to Him;
2 and He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see Elohim.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of Elohim.
10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are you when people defame you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you, for My sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for 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 has become insipid, how can it be made salty? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be cast out and trampled underfoot by mankind.
14 You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
15 nor does anybody light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on the candlestick; and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Let your light shine before mankind that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
17 Do not think that I come to destroy the Law, or the prophets; I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18 For Amen I say unto you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or tittle shall pass from the Law, until all is fulfilled.
19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 You have heard that it was said to them of old, ‘Thou shall not commit murder’ and, ‘whoever shall commit murder shall be in danger of judgment.’ 12
22 But I say to you that anyone who is enraged with their brethren without cause, shall be in danger of judgment; and whoever shall say to their brethren, ‘You are worthless’, shall be in danger of the council, and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be in danger of hell’s fire.
23 If therefore, you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brethren has anything against you,
24 leave there your offering before the altar, and go; first be reconciled to your brethren, and then come and bring your offering.
25 Reconcile quickly with your opponent while you are with them on the way, lest your opponent deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be sent to prison.
26 Amen I say to you, you shall not come out of there until you have paid the last quarter.
27 You have heard that it was said to them of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; 13
28 but I say to you, that anyone who looks upon a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in their heart.
29 If your right eye entices you to sin, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the members of your body perishes, than your whole body to be cast into hell.
30 And if your right hand entices you to sin, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is expedient for you that one of the members of your body perishes, than your whole body to be cast into hell.
31 And it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a bill of decree’; 14
32 but I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever shall marry a divorced woman commits adultery.
33 Again, you have heard that it was said to them of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your Elohim.’ 15
34 But I say to you, swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of Elohim,
35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.
36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’; ‘No, no’; and anything more than these is of evil.
38 You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 16
39 But I say to you, do not resist evil; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek; turn to them the other also.
40 And if anyone wants to sue you under the law, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.
41 And whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go with them two.
42 Give to those who ask of you, and do not turn away from those who want to borrow from you.
43 You have heard it said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 17
44 But I say unto you, love your enemies and bless those who curse you; do well by them that hate you, and pray for those who slander and persecute you,
45 so that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun to rise on evil and good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unjust.
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
47 If you embrace only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
48 Be perfect therefore, as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

CHAPTER 6

“Be cautious of not presenting your alms before people, to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 Accordingly, when you do give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets; that people may honor them.   Amen I say to you, they have received their reward in full.
3 But when you do give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 that your alms may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5 And when you pray, do not be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by people. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward in full.
6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner chamber, and when you have closed your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetition as the heathens, for they suppose that they will be heard for their much speaking.
8 Therefore, do not be like them; for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask Him.
9 Pray then, in this manner: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.’
14 For if you forgive others their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you your sins.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, then your Father will not forgive your sins.
16 Now, when you fast, do not be as the hypocrites and put on a mournful face, for they disfigure their faces in order to be seen fasting by people.  Amen I say to you, they have received their reward in full.
17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face,
18 that you may not be seen fasting by people, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
19 Do not lay up treasure for yourselves on this earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal.
20 But store up treasure for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break through or steal;
21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore, your eye is clear; your whole body will be full of light.
23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If therefore, the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
24 Nobody can serve two masters; for either they will hate one and love the other, or they will hold to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve Elohim and mammon.
25 Therefore I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on.  Is not your life more excellent than food, and the body more excellent than clothing?
26 Behold the birds of the sky, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Father in heaven feeds them.  Are you not of much greater value than they?
27 And which one of you, by being anxious, can add one measure to their life’s span?
28 Furthermore, why are you anxious about clothing? Note carefully the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not labor, nor do they spin,
29 but I say to you that not even Solomon, in all his glory, was arrayed like one of these.
30 If, therefore, Elohim so arrays the grass of the field, which lives today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more you, O you of little faith?
31 Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’
32 For all these things the Gentiles seek, but your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of Elohim, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you.
34 Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has evil enough of its own.”

CHAPTER 7

“Judge not, that you may not be judged.
2 For as you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.
3 And why do you look upon the twig that is in your brethren’s eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye?
4 Or how can you say to your brethren, ‘Let me take the twig out of your eye,’ and behold, a beam is in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the twig out of your brethren’s eye.
6 Give not what is the holy to dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
7 Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
8 For everyone who asks, receives; and those who seek, find, and to those who knock, it shall be opened.
9 Or, who is there among you, if your child shall ask for bread, will give them a stone?
10 Or, if they shall ask for a fish, will give them a serpent?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
12 Therefore, in all things, however you desire for people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
13 Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are there who enter by it.
14 For narrow is the gate, and troubled is the way that leads to life, and few are there who find it.
15 Beware of the religious impostors, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
16 You will know them by their fruits.  Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs or thistles, are they?
17 Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a bad tree brings forth bad fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
20 Therefore, you shall know them by their fruit.
21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master!’ ‘Master!’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but those who do the will of My Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Master, Master, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out devils, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
23 And then I will profess unto them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who work iniquity.’
24 Therefore, whoever hears these words of Mine, and does them, I will liken them unto the wise, who build their houses upon rocks.
25 And the rains fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon those houses; and they did not fall, because they were founded upon a rock.
26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be likened to the foolish, who build their houses upon the sand.
27 The rains fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon those houses; and they fell, and great was their fall.”
28 The result was that when YEHOSHUA had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished by His instructions,
29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

CHAPTER 8

And when He came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.
2 And behold, a leper came and paid homage to Him, saying, “Master, if You will, You can make me clean.”
3 And YEHOSHUA stretched forth His hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And YEHOSHUA said to him, “Take heed that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
5 And when YEHOSHUA had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, entreating Him,
6 and saying, “Master, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering great pain.”
7 And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 But the centurion replied, “Master, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9 For I too am a man with authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does.”
10 Upon hearing this, YEHOSHUA marveled, and said to those who were following, “Amen I say to you; I have not found such great faith with any in Israel.
11 And I say to you, that many shall come from east  and west, and recline with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
12 but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness; where there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
13 And YEHOSHUA said to the centurion, “Go! As you have believed, so it shall be done.” And the servant was healed that moment.
14 And when YEHOSHUA came into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.
15 And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she rose up, and attended to them.
16 And when evening came, they brought unto Him many who were possessed with devil’s; and He cast out the demons with a word, and healed all that were sick,
17 in order that what was spoken through Isaiyah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “He has borne our grief’s, and carried our sorrows.” 18
18 Now when YEHOSHUA saw a great multitude around Him, He gave command to depart to the other side.
19 And a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
20 And YEHOSHUA said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
21 And another of His disciples said to Him, “Master, permit me first to go and bury my father.”
22 But YEHOSHUA said to him, “Follow Me; and let the dead bury their own dead.”
23 And when He boarded the ship, His disciples followed Him.
24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but He was asleep.
25 And His disciples came and woke Him, saying, “Master, save us; we are perishing!”
26 And He said to them, “Why are you fearful, you men of little faith?” Then He got up, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marveled, saying, “What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
28 And when He had come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two men who were possessed with devils, and who were so exceedingly dangerous that no one could pass that road, met Him as they were coming out of the tombs.
29 And behold, they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, YEHOSHUA, Son of Elohim? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”
30 Now there was at a distance from them a herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the devils entreated Him, saying, “If You cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine.”
32 And He said to them, “Depart!” And they came out, and went into the swine, and behold, the whole herd of swine rushed violently down the steep slope into the sea, and perished in the waters.
33 And the keepers of the herd fled away into the city, and told everything, including what had happened to those possessed of the devils.
34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet YEHOSHUA; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to depart from their region.

CHAPTER 9

And boarding a ship, He crossed over and came to His own city.
2 And behold, they brought to Him a paralyzed man, lying on a bed; and YEHOSHUA, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, have courage, your sins are forgiven you.”
3 And behold, some of the scribes said to one another, “This man blasphemes.”
4 But YEHOSHUA, knowing their thoughts said, “For what reason are you thinking evil in your hearts?
5 For what is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise up, and walk’?
6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins;” (then He said to the paralytic), “Rise up, take up your bed, and go home.”
7 And he rose up, and went home.
8 But seeing this, the multitude marveled and glorified Elohim, who had given such authority to men.
9 And as YEHOSHUA passed forth from there, He saw a man, called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector’s office; and He said to him, “Follow Me!” And he rose, and followed Him.
10 And it came to pass that as He was seated in the house, behold, many tax-gatherers and sinners came and sat at the table with YEHOSHUA and His disciples,
11 and when the Pharisees saw, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Master eating with the tax-gatherers and sinners?”
12 But when YEHOSHUA heard, He said to them, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what this means; ‘I delight in mercy, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” 19
14 Then the disciples of Yehanan came to Him, asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?”
15 And YEHOSHUA said to them, “Can the children of the bridal room 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 But no one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment, because that which is put in pulls away from the garment; and a worse tear results.
17 Nor do men put new wine into old wineskins; or else the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are destroyed; but they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
18 While He was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain official came and paid homage unto Him, and said, “My daughter has just now died; but come and lay Your hand upon her, and she shall live.”
19 And YEHOSHUA rose up and followed him, as did His disciples.
20 And, behold, a woman who had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the hem of His cloak;
21 for she was thinking to herself, “If I can only touch His garment, I will get well.”
22 But YEHOSHUA turned around, and seeing her said, “Daughter, have courage; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well in that instant.
23 And when YEHOSHUA came in to the official’s house, and saw the minstrels and the crowd making an uproar,
24 He said, “Withdraw from here, for the girl is not dead, but has fallen asleep.” And they laughed at Him to scorn.
25 But when the people were sent away, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl rose up.
26 And the fame of this spread about through all the land.
27 And when YEHOSHUA departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 And when He entered the house, the blind men came to Him, and YEHOSHUA said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Master.”
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith, be it done to you.”
30 And their eyes were opened, and YEHOSHUA strictly warned them saying, “See that no one knows of this.”
31 But they went out and spread His fame throughout all that land.
32 And as they went out, others brought to Him a mute man, possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the multitudes marveled, saying, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
34 But the Pharisees were saying, “He casts out the devils through the ruler of the devils.”
35 And YEHOSHUA walked through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 And seeing the people, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were faint and dispersed like sheep without a shepherd.
37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is abundant, but the workers are few.
38 Pray, therefore, to the Master of the harvest, that He will send out workers into His harvest.”

CHAPTER 10

And having summoned His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits; to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and every disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simeon (Simon), who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and Jacob (James) of Zebedee, and Yehochanan (John) his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; Jacob (James) of Alpheus, and Labbaeus, who was called Thaddaeus;
4 Simeon (Simon) the Canaanite, and Yehudah (Judas) Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
5 These twelve YEHOSHUA sent out, commanding them, “Go not in the way of the Gentiles, and do not go to any city of the Samaritans;
6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and cast out devils.  Freely you have received, freely give.
9 Possess neither gold, nor silver, nor money for your purses,
10 nor food for your journey; neither two coats, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the worker is worthy of his wages.
11 And into whatever city or town you enter, inquire who is deserving in it, and there abide until you leave.
12 And when you come in to a home, greet it.
13 And if the home is worthy, let your peace come upon it.  But if the house is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out from that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
15 Amen I say unto 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 of cautious character, therefore, as serpents, and innocent as doves.
17 But beware of humanity, for they will deliver you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
18 and you shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious of how or what you are to speak, for it shall be given you in that moment what you are to speak.
20 For it is not you who speak, but The Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
21 But brother will betray brother to death, and a father the child; and the children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And you will be hated by all for My Name’s sake, but those who endure to the end will be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee to the next; for amen I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
24 A disciple is not above their teacher, nor a slave above their lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that they become like their teacher, and the slave like their lord.  If they have called the head of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household!
26 Fear them not, therefore, for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
28 And do not fear the ones who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather revere Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not then, you are more valuable than many sparrows.
32 Whoever, therefore, confesses Me before mankind, I will also confess them before My Father who is in heaven.
33 But whoever denies Me before mankind, I will also deny them before My Father who is in heaven.
34 Do not think that I came to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
36 and a person’s enemies shall be the members of their own household.
37 Those who love father or mother more than Me are not worthy of Me; and those who love son or daughter more than Me are not worthy of Me.
38 And those who do not take up their cross and follow after Me are not worthy of Me.
39 Those who find their life shall lose it, and those that lose their life for My sake shall find it.
40 Those who receive you receive Me, and those who receive Me receive Him who sent Me.
41 Those who receive a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and those who receive a righteous person in the name of a righteous person shall receive a righteous person’s reward.
42 And whosoever, in the name of a disciple, gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink; amen I say to you, they shall in no way lose their reward.”

CHAPTER 11

And when YEHOSHUA had finished issuing commands to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
2 Now when Yehanan had heard from prison, the works of the Messiah, he sent two of his disciples,
3 and said to Him, “Are You the One that should come, or do we look for another?”
4 YEHOSHUA answered and said to them, “Go and announce again to Yehanan that which you hear and see:
5 the blind receive sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed are they who are not offended by Me.”
7 And as they departed, YEHOSHUA began speaking to the multitude about Yehanan, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see; a reed shaken by the wind?
8 But what did you go out to see; a man clothed in soft garments? Behold, those who wear soft garments are in kings’ palaces!
9 But what did you go out to see; a prophet? Yes, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is whom it is written, ‘Behold, I will send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me.’ 20
11 Amen I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen one greater than Yehanan the Baptist! Nevertheless, the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of Yehanan the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, because the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until Yehanan.
14 And if you will receive it, this is Eliyah, who was to come.
15 Those that have ears to hear let them hear.
16 But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, calling to their friends,
17 saying, ‘We have played the flute for you, and you have not danced; we mourned for you, and you did not lament.’
18 For Yehanan came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a devil!’
19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a wine drinker; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her children.”
20 Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:
21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were done in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the Day of Judgment than for you.
23 And you, Capernaum, already exalted to heaven.  You will be brought down to hell. For if the miracles that were done in you had occurred in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
24 But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the Day of Judgment, than for you.”
25 And then YEHOSHUA said, “I praise You, Father, Master of heaven and earth, because You have kept these things secret from the wise and the intelligent, and have revealed them to babes.
26 Yes, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.’
27 All things have been given over to Me by My Father; and nobody knows the Son except the Father; nor does anybody know the Father except the Son, and to whomever the Son wills to reveal Him.
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

CHAPTER 12

At that time YEHOSHUA went through the cornfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pluck the ears of corn and eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw them, they said to Him, “Behold, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.”
3 But He said to them, “Have you not read what David and those with him did when they became hungered,
4how he entered the house of Elohim, and they ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him, but for the priest alone?
5 Or have you not read in the Law, how on the Sabbath Day the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are innocent?
6 But I say to you, that in this place is One greater than the temple.
7 But if you had known what this means, ‘I delight in mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. 21
8 For the Son of Man is Master even of the Sabbath.”
9 And departing from there, He went into their synagogue.
10 And behold, there was a man there with a withered hand. And they questioned Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”  That they might accuse Him.
11 And He said to them, “Which one shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?
12 How much then is a human more valuable than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath.”
13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” And he stretched it forth, and it was restored to health, like the other.
14 But the Pharisees went out and counseled together against Him; how they might destroy Him.
15 But YEHOSHUA, knowing, withdrew Himself from there, and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all,
16 and admonished them that they should not tell who He was.
17 That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through Isaiyeh the prophet, saying;
18 “Behold, My Servant whom I uphold; My elect, in whom My soul delights; I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He will not cry out, nor Himself up, nor cause His crying to be heard in the street.
20 A bruised branch He will not break; and the dim wick He will not put out: He will bring forth judgment unto truth.” 22
21 In His name the nations will trust.
22 Then a blind, mute, man, possessed by a devil, was brought to YEHOSHUA, and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man spoke and saw.
23 And the whole multitude was amazed, and said, “Is this not the Son of David?”
24 But when the Pharisees heard them, they said, “This man does not cast out devils, except through Beelzebub, the ruler of the devils.”
25 And knowing their thoughts YEHOSHUA said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.
26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out devils by The Spirit of Elohim, then the kingdom of Elohim has come unto you.
29 Or else how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and seize his property, unless they first bind the strong man? And then they will seize his house.
30 Those who are not with Me are against Me; and those who do not gather with Me disperse abroad.
31 Therefore I say to you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven mankind, but blasphemy against The Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven.
32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven them; but whoever speaks against The Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven them, either in this age or in the age to come.
33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
34 You generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
35 The good person, out of the good treasure of their heart, brings forth what is good; and the evil person, out of the evil treasure of their heart, brings forth what is evil.
36 But I say to you, that every useless word that any person shall speak, they will give an accounting for it on the Day of Judgment.
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Master, we want to see a sign from You.”
39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; but there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah;
40 for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh will rise in the judgment of this generation, and will condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold; One greater than Jonah is here.
42 The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment of this generation, and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold; One greater than Solomon is here.
43 When, therefore, the unclean spirit goes out of a person, it travels through dry places, seeking rest, but it finds none.
44 Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from where I came out’; and when it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and in proper order.
45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter and live there; and the end of that person is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
46 While He was still speaking to the multitude, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, desiring to speak with Him.
47 Then someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to speak with You.”
48 But He answered the one telling Him, saying, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?”
49 And stretching forth His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold, My mother and My brothers!
50 For whoever shall do the will of My Father who is in heaven, they are My brother and sister and mother.”

CHAPTER 13

That very same day YEHOSHUA went out of the house and sat by the sea.
2 And a great multitude gathered together to Him, so He boarded a ship and sat, and the whole multitude stood at the shore.
3 And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went forth to sow;
4 and as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and the birds came and devoured them up.
5 Some fell upon the rocky places, where they had little soil; and they immediately sprang up, because they had no depth of ground.
6 And when the sun arose, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
8 And others fell upon the good ground and brought forth fruit; some a hundredfold, some sixty fold and some thirty fold.
9 Whoever who has ears to hear, let them hear.”
10 And the disciples came and asked Him, “Why are You speaking to them in parables?”
11 And He answered them saying, “Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whoever has, to them shall be given, and they will have more abundance; but whoever does not have, even what they have shall be taken away from them.
13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, nor do they understand.
14 And in them is the prophecy of Isaiyah being fulfilled, which says, ‘Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.
15 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears dull, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn back, and be healed.’  23
16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
17 For amen I say to you, that many prophets and righteous people have desired to see what you see, and have not seen; and to hear what you hear, and have not heard.
18 Hear you therefore, the parable of the sower:
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then comes the evil and catches away that which was sown in their heart.  This is the one that received the seed by the side of the road.
20 But the one that received the seed in the rocky places, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
21 but because they have no root in themselves, can indeed only endure for a while, and when affliction or persecution arises, because of the word, immediately they become apostate.
22 And the one that received the seed among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
23 But the one that receives the seed on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it; which then bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty fold and some thirty fold.”
24 He put forth another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man that sowed good seed in his field.
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and scattered false grain among the wheat, and went away.
26 But when the wheat sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the false grain appeared also.
27 Then the servants of the lord of the house came and said to him, ‘Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then did the false grain come?’
28 And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ And the servants said to him, ‘Is it your will, then, that we go and gather them up?’
29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you are gathering the false grain, you uproot the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “Gather up first the false grain and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
31 He put forth another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field;
32 which indeed is smallest of all seeds.  But when it is grown, it is the largest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.”
33 He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until all was leavened.”
34 All these things YEHOSHUA spoke unto the multitude in parables, and without a parable, He did not speak to them.
35 So that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “I will open My mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old.” 24
36 Then YEHOSHUA sent the multitude away, and went into the house.  And His disciples came to Him and said, “Declare unto us the parable of the false grain of the field.”
37 And He said, “He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man,
38 and the field is the world. The good seed are the children of the kingdom; and the false grain are the children of evil;
39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil.  The harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
40 Therefore, just as the false grain is gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age.
41 The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who abide in iniquity,
42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; and in that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear!
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which when a man finds it, he keeps it a secret, and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking worthy pearls;
46 who, when he has found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a fishing net cast into the sea, that gathers together fish of every kind;
48 which when it is full, they draw it to the shore; and they sit down and gather the worthy into vessels, but the unworthy they throw away.
49 So it shall be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous,
50 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; and in that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
51 YEHOSHUA asked them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Master.”
52 Then He said to them, “Every scribe, therefore, disciplined unto the kingdom of heaven, is like a man who is the head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
53 And when YEHOSHUA had finished these parables, He departed from there.
54 And coming into His country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “When did this man acquire this wisdom and these miraculous powers?
55 Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joses and Simon and Yehudah?
56 And His sisters; are they not all with us? When then did this man acquire all these things?”
57 And they were offended by Him. But YEHOSHUA said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, and in his own home.”
58 And He did not do many miracles there, because of their unbelief.

CHAPTER 14

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the fame of YEHOSHUA,
2 and said to his servants, “This is Yehanan the Baptist; he has risen from the dead, and therefore, miraculous powers are working through him.”
3 For Herod had laid hold of Yehanan, and bound him, and put him in prison, because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
4 For Yehanan said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
5 And even though Herod would have put him to death, he feared the people, because they considered him as a prophet.
6 But on Herod’s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before him, and pleased Herod,
7 whereupon, he promised with an oath to give her whatever she desired.
8 And she, having been instructed by her mother said, “Give me here on a charger the head of Yehanan the Baptist.”
9 And even though the king was grieved, for the oath’s sake, and because of his dinner guests, he commanded it be given her.
10 And he sent and beheaded Yehanan in the prison.
11 And his head was brought on a charger and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
12 And his disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and went and reported to YEHOSHUA.
13 Now when YEHOSHUA heard, He withdrew from there on a ship to a solitary place, by Himself, and when the people heard, they followed Him on foot out of the cities.
14 And upon seeing the great multitude, YEHOSHUA went forth, and moved with compassion toward them, He healed their sick.
15 And when it was evening, His disciples came to Him saying, “This is a solitary place, and the hour is already late; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and buy for themselves food.”
16 But YEHOSHUA said to them, “They need not depart; you give them to eat!”
17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”
18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
19 And bidding the multitude to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled.  And they picked up of the remaining fragments, twelve full baskets.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
22 Immediately thereafter, YEHOSHUA compelled the disciples to board a ship, and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitude away.
23 And when He had sent the multitude away, He went up on a mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
24 But the ship was already in the midst of the sea, tossed by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night YEHOSHUA came to them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a phantom;” and they cried out in fear.
27 But immediately YEHOSHUA spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; fear not.”
28 And Peter answering Him said, “Master, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter stepped down from the ship, and walked upon the water to go to YEHOSHUA.
30 But when he beheld the boisterous wind, he was frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out saying, “Master, save me!”
31 And immediately YEHOSHUA stretched forth His hand, and caught hold of him, and said to him, “Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
32 And when they got back aboard the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then those who were aboard the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, “Truly, You are the Son of Elohim!”
34 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place acknowledged His presence, they sent out into all the country round about, and brought unto Him all who were diseased;
36 and they entreated Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment; and as many as touched were healed.

CHAPTER 15

Then some scribes and Pharisees came to YEHOSHUA from Jerusalem asking,
2 “Why do Your disciples violate the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
3 But He answered, saying to them, “Why do you yourselves violate the commandment of Elohim for your tradition?
4 For Elohim commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Those who curse their father or mother shall surely be put to death.’ 25
5 But you say, ‘Whoever shall say to father or mother, “It is a sacrificial offering, by whatever you might have profited through me;”
6 therefore they are not to honor their father or their mother.’  And in this you have made the commandment of Elohim ineffective for the sake of your tradition.
7 You hypocrites! Honestly did Isaiyah prophesy of you, saying,
8 ‘This people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me.
9 And their fear toward Me is taught by the laws of men.’” 26
10 And having called together the multitude, He said to them, “Hear and understand:
11 It is not that which enters into the mouth that defiles the person, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the person.”
12 Then His disciples came and said unto Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?
13 But He answered and said, “Every plant, which My heavenly Father has not planted, shall be uprooted.
14 Forsake those that are blind guides to the blind.  And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.”
15 Then Peter said to Him, “Explain the parable to us.”
16 And YEHOSHUA said, “Are you also still without understanding?
17 Do you not yet understand that whatever goes into the mouth goes into the stomach, and is eliminated into the privy?
18 But the things that proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the person.
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies.
20 These are the things which defile the person.  But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
21 Then YEHOSHUA departed from there, and withdrew to the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out from those coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, Master, Son of David; my daughter is grievously possessed by a devil.”
23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and entreated Him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.”
24 But He answered and said, “I am sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
25 But she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Master, help me!”
26 And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread, and cast it to the dogs.”
27 And she said, “Yes, Master; yet even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their lords’ table.”
28 Then YEHOSHUA answered and said unto her, “O woman, great is your faith; be it unto you even as you wish.” And her daughter was healed in that instant.
29 And YEHOSHUA, departing from there, came unto the Sea of Galilee, and going up on a mountain, He sat there.
30 And great multitudes came to Him, bringing with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed and many others, and laying them down at His feet; He healed them.
31 Insomuch that the multitude marveled as they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame to walk and the blind to see; and they glorified the Elohim of Israel.
32 Then YEHOSHUA called His disciples and said to them, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have continued with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting, unless they faint on the way.”
33 But the disciples said to Him, “Where would we have so much bread in the wilderness, to feed so great a multitude?”
34 And YEHOSHUA asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”
35 And He bid the multitude to sit down on the ground;
36 and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples gave to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat and were filled.  And they took up of the pieces that were left, seven baskets full.
38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children.
39 And sending away the multitudes, and boarding a ship, He came to the coasts of Magdala.

CHAPTER 16

The Pharisees and Sadducees came, examining Him, demanding that He show them a sign from heaven.
2 But He answered and said unto them, “When it is evening, you boast, ‘Fair weather, for the sky is red.’
3 And in the morning, ‘Foul weather today, for the sky is red and overcast.’  You hypocrites!  Can you discern the face of the sky, but not the signs of the times?
4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; but there shall be no sign given unto it, except the sign of Jonah.”  And He forsook them and departed.
5 And when His disciples came to the other side, they neglected to bring bread.
6 And YEHOSHUA said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
7 But they disputed among themselves, wondering, “Is it because we neglected to bring bread?”
8 But when YEHOSHUA heard, He said, “O you of little faith, why do you dispute among yourselves because you have brought no bread?
9 Do you not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
10 Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke not to you concerning bread, but that you should beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?”
12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13 When YEHOSHUA came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do people say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
14 And they said, “Some, Yehanan the Baptist; and others, Eliyah; but others, Jeremiyah, or one of the prophets.”
15 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 And Simon Peter answered, and said, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.”
17 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18 And I also say unto you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My assembly; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was YEHOSHUA the Messiah.
21 From that time forth YEHOSHUA began to show His disciples that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and raised up again on the third day.
22 But Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Be it far from You, Master! That this shall not be unto You.”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offence to Me. For you regard not the things of Elohim, but the things of mankind.”
24 Then YEHOSHUA said to His disciples, “If anyone will come after Me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow Me.
25 For whoever desires to save their life will lose it; but whoever will lose their life for My sake will find it.
26 For what will it profit anyone, if they shall gain the whole world, and lose their own soul? Or what will anyone give in exchange for their soul?
27 For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He shall reward each person according to their deeds.
28 Amen I say to you, there are some standing here which will not taste death, until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

CHAPTER 17

And after six days YEHOSHUA took with Him Peter, James and John his brother, and took them up on a high mountain by themselves.
2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face did shine as the sun, and His clothes were as white as the light.
3 And behold, there appeared Moses and Eliyah, talking with Him.
4 Then Peter said to YEHOSHUA, “Master, it is good for us to be here; if You will, let us make here three tabernacles, one for You, one for Moses and one for Eliyah.”
5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear Him!”
6 And when the disciples heard, they fell on their face, and were exceedingly fearful.
7 And YEHOSHUA came and touched them, saying, “Arise, fear not.”
8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one except YEHOSHUA alone.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, YEHOSHUA commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen again the dead.”
10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Eliyah must come first?”
11 And He answered and said, “Eliyah indeed shall come first, and shall restore all things;
12 but I say unto you that Eliyah has already come, and they knew him not, but did to him whatever they desired.  Likewise shall the Son of Man also suffer of them.”
13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke unto them of Yehanan the Baptist.
14 And when they came to the multitude, a man drew near to Him, kneeling down unto Him, and saying,
15 “Master, have mercy on my son; for he is a lunatic and has grievously suffered; for oftentimes he falls into the fire and often into the water.
16 And I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”
17 Then YEHOSHUA answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation; how long shall I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him here to Me.”
18 And YEHOSHUA rebuked the devil, and he came out of him, and the son was cured in that instant.
19 Then the disciples came to YEHOSHUA privately and said, “Why could we not cast him out?”
20 And He said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Depart from here to there,’ and it shall depart; and nothing will be impossible to you.
21 However, this kind goes out only by prayer and fasting.”
22 And while they were abiding in Galilee, YEHOSHUA said unto them, “The Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of men;
23 and they shall kill Him, and the third day He will be raised again.” And they were grieved exceedingly.
24 And when they came to Capernaum, the tribute collectors came to Peter and said, “Does your Master not pay the tribute?”
25 He answered, “Yes.” But when he came into the house, YEHOSHUA anticipating him, said, “What do you think, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth collect custom or tribute; from their own children or from strangers?”
26 Peter answered, “From strangers!” YEHOSHUA said unto him, “Then the children are free!
27 But, unless we offend them, you go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find money.  Take it and give it to them for Me and you.”

CHAPTER 18

At that time the disciples came unto YEHOSHUA and asked, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 And YEHOSHUA called a child unto Himself and set the child in their midst,
3 and said, “Amen I say to you, unless you be converted and become like a child, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore, humbles themselves as this child; the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoever receives one such child in My Name receives Me;
6 but whoever entices one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for them that a millstone be hung around their neck, and be drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of its offenses! For even though it is necessary that offenses come, woe to that person by whom the offense comes!
8 Now if your hand or your foot entices you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you.   It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.
9 And if your eye entices you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell fire.
10 Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I say unto you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.
11 For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.
12 What do you think? If somebody has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, do they not leave the ninety-nine, and go into the mountains, and search for the one that has gone astray?
13 And if it be that they find it, amen I say unto you, they rejoice more over the one than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
14 Likewise, it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover if your brother sins against you, reprove him in secret, just you and he, and if he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
16 But if he does not listen, take one or two more with you, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he neglects to hear them, tell it to the assembly; and if he refuses to listen even to the assembly, let him be to you as a heathen and a tax collector.
18 Amen I say unto you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you agree on earth pertaining to anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in their midst.”
21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Master, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him; up to seven times?”
22 YEHOSHUA said to him, “I say not unto you, ‘Until seven times,’ but, ‘Until seventy times seven.’
23 For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who wished to reconcile accounts with his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reconcile, one was brought unto him, who owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But since he could not pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 But the servant fell down and worshiped him, saying, ‘Lord, have patience with me and I will pay you all.’
27 Then the lord of that servant had compassion and 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 pennies; and he seized him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe.’
29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and entreated him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will pay all.’
30 And he would not.  But went and cast him in prison until he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were grieved exceedingly, and came and told their lord all that had happened.
32 Then, his lord, summoning him, said unto him, ‘You evil servant, I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me.
33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had compassion on you?’
34 And his lord was angry and delivered him to the torturers, until he should repay all that was due him.
35 In like manner shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if you, from your hearts, do not forgive every one of your brothers their trespasses.”

CHAPTER 19

And some time after YEHOSHUA had finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee and came into the coasts of Yehudah beyond the Jordan;
2 and large multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto YEHOSHUA, testing Him and asking Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?”
4 And He answered and said unto them, “Have you not read that He who created them in the beginning made them male and female,
5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh’? 27
6 Therefore, they are no longer two, but one flesh. So then, what Elohim has joined together, let no man separate.”
7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a bill of divorce and to put her away?” 28
8 He said unto them, “Because of the hardness of your heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto you, whoever divorces his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her that is so divorced, commits adultery.”
10 His disciples said unto Him, “If the case of the man with his wife is like this, it is good not to marry.”
11 But He said unto them, “Not all can receive this saying, except to whom it has been given.
12 For there are eunuchs who were so born from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.  He who is able to receive let him receive.”
13 Then children were brought unto Him so that He might lay His hands upon them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But YEHOSHUA said, “Leave the children be, and do not forbid them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
15 And laying His hands on them, He departed from there.
16 And behold, someone came unto Him and said to Him, “Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”
17 And He said to him, “Why do you speak to Me about what is good? There is One who is good; Elohim, but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 He said unto Him, “Which?” And YEHOSHUA said, “You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness;
19 honor your father and your mother”; and, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 29
20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth up; what yet am I lacking?”
21 YEHOSHUA said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go and sell all that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away saddened, for he had many possessions.
23 Then YEHOSHUA said to His disciples, “Amen I say unto you, it is hard for the rich to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 Again I say unto you, 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.”
25 When His disciples heard, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, “Who then who can be saved?”
26 But YEHOSHUA, looking upon them, said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with Elohim all things are possible.”
27 Then Peter answered, saying unto Him, “Behold, we have forsaken everything and followed You; what shall we have therefore?”
28 And YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Amen I say unto you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit on the throne of His glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And everyone who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for My Name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many that are first, shall be last; and the last, first.”

CHAPTER 20

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a lord of the house, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idly in the market place;
4 and said unto them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ And they went.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idly and he said unto them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day long?’
7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘Go into my vineyard too, and you shall receive whatever is right.’
8 Now when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wage, beginning with the last to the first.’
9 And when they who were hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a penny.
10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; but everyone, likewise, received a penny.
11 And receiving, they murmured against the lord of the house,
12 saying, ‘These last have labored one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and heat of the day.’
13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I do you no wrong.  Did you not agree with me for a penny?
14 Take yours and go your way.  But I will give to this last the same as you.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with what is my own? Is your eye evil because I am good?’
16 In like manner, the last shall be first, and the first last.  For many are called, but few chosen.”
17 And YEHOSHUA, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart along the way, and said to them,
8 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man shall be delivered up unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death,
19 and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, and scourge, and to crucify.   And the third day He shall rise again.”
20 Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping and desiring a certain thing of Him.
21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said unto Him, “Command that these, my two sons, may sit, the one on Your right hand the other on Your left, in Your kingdom.”
22 But YEHOSHUA answered, “You know not what you are asking.  Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink, and to be baptized with the baptism that I shall be baptized?” They said unto Him, “We are able.”
23 And He said to them, “You shall indeed drink of My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am to be baptized. But to sit on My right hand, and on My left, is not Mine to give, but is for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”
24 And when the ten heard, they were indignant with the two brothers.
25 But YEHOSHUA summoned them and said; “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
26 But it shall not be so among you.   Therefore, whoever wishes to be great among, let them be your servant,
27 and whoever desires to be chief among you, let them be your slave;
28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
29 And as they departed Jericho, a large multitude followed Him.
30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way, hearing that YEHOSHUA was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have compassion upon us, Master, Son of David!”
31 But the multitude admonished them to remain silent, but they cried out even more, saying, “Have compassion upon us, Master, Son of David!”
32 And YEHOSHUA stood still and called them, and said, “What do you wish that I do for you?”
33 They said unto Him, “”Master, that our eyes may be opened.”
34 And YEHOSHUA was moved with compassion, and immediately their eyes saw, and they followed Him.

CHAPTER 21

And as they came near to Jerusalem, arriving at Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, YEHOSHUA sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, “Go into the town before you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her; untie it and bring it to Me.
3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say unto them, ‘The Master has need of it,’ and immediately they will send it.”
4 All this came about to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet, saying,
5 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Make a joyful noise, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold, your King is coming to you.  He is just and brings deliverance; lowly and riding upon an ass; a colt, the foal of an ass.” 30
6 And the disciples went and did just as YEHOSHUA had instructed them,
7 and brought the colt of the ass, and laid their coats on it; and He sat upon the coats.
8 And a great multitude spread their coats on the highway, and others cut down branches from a tree and spread them on the highway.
9 And the multitude that went ahead, and they that followed, cried out, saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He who comes in the name of Elohim; Hosanna in the highest!”
10 And when He entered Jerusalem, the entire city was shaken, saying, “Who is this?”
11 And the multitude said, “This is YEHOSHUA the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
12 And YEHOSHUA entered the temple of Elohim, and cast out all who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of those who sold doves.
13 And said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you have made it a robbers’ den.” 31
14 And the blind and crippled came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children were crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were sorely displeased,
16 and said unto Him, “Do You hear what these say?” And YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes You establish strength’?” 32
17 And leaving them, He went out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He became hungry.
19 And seeing a fig tree along the highway, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves alone; and He said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you anymore, forever.” And immediately the fig tree dried up.
20 And seeing, the disciples marveled, uttering, “How fast the fig tree dried up!”
21 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto them, “Amen I say unto you, if you possess faith and doubt not, you will not only do this to a fig tree, but also you shall command unto this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and cast into the sea,’ and it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”
23 And when He entered the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and asked, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”
24 And YEHOSHUA answered and said unto them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if you answer Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of Yehanan, was it from heaven or from men?” And disputing among themselves, they uttered, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ fear the people; for they regarded Yehanan as a prophet.”
27 And answering YEHOSHUA, they said, “We do not know.” Then He said unto them, “Neither then will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
28 But what do you think? A man had two sons, and coming to the first he said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’
29 And he responded, saying, ‘I will not!’ But afterward he repented and went.
30 And he came to the second and said likewise; and he responded, ‘I, lord!’ But he did not go.
31 Which of the two did his father’s will?” They answered Him, saying, “The first!” YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Amen I say unto you, that the tax collectors and whores will go into the kingdom of Elohim before you.
32 For Yehanan came to you in the way of righteousness, but you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and whores believed him; and you, seeing, did not repent afterward, so as to believe him.
33 Hear another parable: There was a certain man, a lord of the house, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge round about it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.
34 And when the time of harvest drew near, he sent his servants to the vine-growers to receive the fruit of it.
35 But the vine-growers took his servants and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.
36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first; and they treated them in the same manner.
37 But afterward he sent his son unto them, saying, ‘They will regard my son.’
38 But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us put him to death and seize his inheritance.’
39 And receiving him, they cast him out of the vineyard and put him to death.
40 Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?”
41 They answered Him, saying, “He will grievously destroy the evil, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will render unto him the fruit in its season.”
42 YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Did you never read in Scripture, ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief stone of the corner.  This is YEHOWAH’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes’? 33
43 Therefore I say unto you, the kingdom of Elohim shall be taken from you, and given to a people producing the fruit of it.
44 And whoever falls on this stone shall be broken; but on whoever it falls, it will grind them to powder.”
45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they were aware that He spoke of them.
46 But, desiring to retain Him, they feared the people, because they thought Him to be a prophet.

CHAPTER 22

And YEHOSHUA answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying,
2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who prepared a marriage for his son.
3 And he sent forth his servants to call those invited to the marriage, but they would not come.
4 Again he sent forth other servants saying, ‘Tell the invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my bull and my fatlings are slain, and all things are prepared; everything is ready; come unto the marriage.’”
5 But making light of them, they went their way, some to their farms, some to their merchandise,
6 And the rest seized his servants, abused them, and put them to death.
7 But when the king heard, he was enraged, and sending forth his armies; destroyed the murderers and burned up their city.
8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The marriage is ready, but the invited were unworthy.
9 Go, therefore, to the streets and highways, and invite all you find to the marriage.’
10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the marriage was furnished with guests.
11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there not wearing marriage clothes,
12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come here not wearing marriage clothes?’ And he was speechless.
13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into the outer darkness; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.’
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
15 Then the Pharisees departed and counseled together how they might entangle Him in what He said.
16 And sending their disciples unto Him, along with the Herodians, they asked, “Master, we know that You are true, and teach the way of Elohim in truth, not giving regard to anyone; neither the person nor their appearance.
17 Tell us then what You think; is it lawful to bestow tribute to Caesar, or not?”
18 But YEHOSHUA, aware of their iniquity, said, “Why are you examining Me, you hypocrites?
19 “Show Me the tribute money.” And they brought unto Him a penny.
20 And He said unto them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
21 They said unto Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He replied unto them, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and unto Elohim the things that are Elohim’s.”
22 And hearing, they marveled, and leaving Him, they went away.
23 That same day, Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came unto YEHOSHUA and questioned Him,
24 saying, “Master, Moses said, ‘When brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not marry outside the family to a stranger.  Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.’ 34
25 Now there were among us seven brothers, and the first wed and died.   And, having no offspring left his wife to his brother.
26 So also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.
27 And last of all, the woman died also.
28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife shall she be of the seven; for they all had her?”
29 YEHOSHUA answered and said, “You go astray, not knowing Scripture, or the power of Elohim.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of Elohim in heaven.
31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what Elohim spoke unto you, saying,
32 ‘I am the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Jacob’? Elohim is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living.”
33 And hearing, the multitudes were amazed with His doctrine.
34 But when the Pharisees heard that YEHOSHUA had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.
35 Then one of them, a lawyer, testing Him, asked Him,
36 “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
37 And YEHOSHUA said to him, “‘You shall love YEHOWAH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.’ 35
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 36
40 On these two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets.”
41 And while the Pharisees were assembled, YEHOSHUA asked them, saying,
42 “What do you think of the Messiah, whose son is He?” They said unto Him, “David’s.”
43 He said unto them, “Then how does David, in The Spirit, call Him ‘Master,’ saying,
44 ‘YEHOWAH said unto my Master, “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for Your feet”’?  37
45 If David then calls Him ‘Master,’ how is He his son?”
46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did any dare from that day forth, to ask Him another question.

CHAPTER 23

Then YEHOSHUA spoke to the multitude and to His disciples,
2 saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees continue to sit in the seat of Moses;
3 therefore, all they command you, observe and do.  But do not do according to their deeds, for they command, but do not.
4 For they bind heavy and oppressive burdens and lay them on the shoulders of the people, but will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 And all their deeds they do to be seen by people, for they broaden their phylacteries and enlarge their borders.
6 They also love reclining first at feasts, and in the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 and greetings in the market place, and being called by everyone, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’.
8 But do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brethren.
9 And call none upon earth your father; for One is your Father, who is in heaven.
10 Neither call anyone master; for One is your Master, even the Messiah.
11 But the greatest among you shall be your servants.
12 Now, whoever exalts self shall be abased, but whoever humbles self shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you shut up the kingdom of heaven from mankind.   For you neither enter in yourselves, nor allow those who are entering to go in.
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you devour a widow’s house by pretending to make long prayers.   Therefore, you will receive a more abundant condemnation.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you travel by sea and land to make one proselyte, but when they become complete, you make them double a child of hell as yourselves.
16 Woe unto you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it means nothing; but whoever swears by the temple gold is indebted.’
17 You foolish and blind!  Which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
18 And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it means nothing, but whoever swears by the gift upon it, they are indebted.’
19 You foolish and blind!  Which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
20 They therefore, who swear by the altar, swear by it and by everything on it;
21 and they who swear by the temple, swear by it and by Him who inhabits it.
22 And they that swear by heaven swear by the throne of Elohim, and by Him who sits upon it.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you tithe mint and anise and cumin, but have forsaken the fullness of the law: justice and mercy and faith.   But these you ought to have done without forsaking the others.
24 You blind guides, who strain a gnat but swallow a camel!
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but inside they are full of extortion and excess.
26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first inside the cup and the platter that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you are like whitewashed sepulchers, which indeed appear outwardly beautiful, but which within are full of dead bones, and all uncleanness.
28 So you, too, outwardly appear just to everyone, but inwardly are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  For you build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the graves of the just,
30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been companions with them in the blood of the prophets.’
31 Therefore, you bare record of yourselves, that you are children of those who killed the prophets.
32 Fill yourselves up then with the portion of your fathers.
33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, in what way will you escape the damnation of hell?
34 Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets, and the wise, and scribes; and some of them you will crucify and put to death, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
35 so that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariyah son of Berechiyah, whom you killed between the temple and the altar.
36 Amen I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation.
37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who puts to death the prophets, and stones those sent unto you!  How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate!
39 For I say unto you, you shall not see Me hereafter, until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of YEHOWAH!’”

CHAPTER 24

And YEHOSHUA went out, departing from the temple, and His disciples came, showing Him the building of the temple.
2 And YEHOSHUA said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Amen I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be destroyed.”
3 And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him in private, asking, “Tell us when these things shall be; and every miracle of Your coming, and of the end of the age.”
4 And YEHOSHUA answered and said to them, “Take heed that no one deceive you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.
6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not frightened, for all these must pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in many places.
8 All these are only the beginning of the pain.
9 Then they shall deliver you up to persecution, and shall put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My Name’s sake.
10 And then shall many become apostate, and shall betray one another and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold,
13 but they that endure to the end, they shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached throughout the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then shall the end come.
15 Therefore, when you see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let them understand).
16 Then those who are in Yehudah must flee into the mountains.
17 And those on the housetops must not go down to take anything out of their house.
18 Nor let those in the field turn back to get their clothes.
19 And woe to those who are with child, and to those who are nursing in those days!
20 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
21 For then there shall be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall.
22 And if not for that age being shortened, there would be no flesh saved.  But for the chosen, that age will be shortened.
23 At that time, if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, the Messiah is here – or there,’ do not believe.
24 For there will arise false Messiahs and false prophets, and shall bring forth great miracles and wonders, so that, if possible, they shall deceive even the chosen.
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26 Therefore, if they shall say unto you, ‘Behold, He is in the desert,’ do not go forth.  Or, ‘Behold, He is in the secret chamber,’ believe it not.
27 For as the lightning comes from the east and appears even unto the west, so also shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 And wherever the dead bodies are, there shall the eagles also be gathered.
29 But immediately after the tribulation of that age the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
30 And then the sign of the Son of Man shall appear in the heavens, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and abundant glory.
31 And He will send His angels with the loud noise of a trumpet, and they will gather together His chosen from the four winds, from one end of the heaven to the other.
32 Now learn the parable from the fig tree: When its branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is at hand;
33 so, you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near; at the door.
34 Amen I say unto you, this age shall not pass until all these things occur.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
37 For as the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
38 For as in the days just before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and took them all away.  So also shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
40 At that time two shall be in the field; one shall be taken and the other forsaken.
41 Two shall be grinding at the mill; one shall be taken and the other forsaken.
42 Be vigilant, therefore, for you know not what day your Master comes.
43 But know this, that if the lord of the house had known the time the thief was coming, he would have been vigilant and would not have let his house be broken into.
44 Therefore, in the same way, you also be prepared, for on such a day, as you think not, the Son of Man is coming.
45 Who then are the believing and wise servants, whom their Master has appointed over His household to give them meat in season?
46 Blessed are those servants, whom when their Master comes, shall find so doing.
47 Amen I say unto you that He shall appoint them over all His goods.
48 But if an evil servant says in their heart, ‘My Master delays His coming,’
49 and shall begin to beat their fellow servants, and eat and drink with drunkards;
50 the Master of that servant shall come on a day when they do not expect, and in an hour that they are unaware,
51 and shall cut them asunder, and appoint their portion with the hypocrites.  There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

CHAPTER 25

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 But five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
3 The foolish took their lamps, but no oil with them,
4 but the wise took oil in vessels, along with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 But at midnight a cry sounded, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
7 Then all the virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
8 But the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps have gone out.’
9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Perhaps there is not enough for you and us; go instead to the vendors and buy for yourselves.’
10 But while they were gone buying, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut.
11 After this the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open up for us.’
12 But he answered, saying, ‘Amen I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 Be vigilant, therefore, for you do not know the day or the hour when the Son of Man is coming.
14 And, it is exactly like a man going into a distant country, who calls his own servants and commits the care of his possessions to them:
15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; each according to their own proper ability; and he immediately went on his journey.
16 Then, the one that received the five talents, went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.
17 Likewise, the one that received the two, gained two more.
18 But the servant that received one went away and dug in the ground and hid their lord’s money.
19 Now after a long time the lord of those servants came and reconciled accounts with them.
20 The one that received five talents came, bringing five more talents, saying, ‘Lord, you committed five talents unto me. Behold, I have gained above them five talents more.’
21 That lord said unto that servant, ‘Well-done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I shall appoint you over many things; enter into the joy of your lord.’
22 And the one that received two talents came, saying, ‘Lord, you committed two talents unto me. Behold, I have gained above them two talents more.’
23 That lord said to that servant, ‘Well-done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I shall appoint you over many things; enter into the joy of your lord.’
24 And the one who had received one talent came, and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you have not dispersed.
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’
26 But that lord answered and said, ‘You evil and grievous servant, you knew that I reaped where I did not sow and gathered where I did not disperse.
27 Then, therefore, you ought to have put my money with the bankers, and upon my return I would have received mine with interest.
28 Therefore take that talent, and give it to the one with the ten talents.
29 For all that have, shall more be given, and they shall have abundance; but from those who do not have, even what they have shall be taken away.
30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness.  There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.’
31 When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He shall sit upon the seat of His glory.
32 And all the nations shall be gathered before Him; and He shall divide them one from another, as a shepherd divides sheep from goats,
33 and shall set the sheep to His right, but the goats to the left.
34 Then the King shall say to them on His right, ‘Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me meat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me to 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 shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink?
38 And when did we see You a stranger, and take You in, or naked, and clothe You?
9 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40 And the King shall answer them, saying, ‘Amen I say unto you, insomuch as you have done to the least of one of these My brethren, you have done so unto Me.’
41 Then also shall He say to them on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
42 For I was hungry, and you gave Me no meat; 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 also shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not serve You?’
45 Then shall He answer them, saying, ‘Amen I say unto you, insomuch as you have not done to the least of one of these, you have not done unto Me.’
46 And these shall pass into eternal punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.”

CHAPTER 26

And it came to pass, when YEHOSHUA had finished all these words, He said to His disciples,
2 “You know that after two days is Passover, and the Son of Man is to be betrayed and crucified.”
3 Then the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, assembled together in the palace of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
4 and consulted together, intending to seize YEHOSHUA craftily, and put Him to death.
5 But they said, “Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.”
6 Now when YEHOSHUA was in Bethany, in the home of Simon the leper,
7 there came unto Him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on His head as He sat.
8 But seeing this, His disciples became indignant, and said, “To what purpose this waste?
9 Without doubt the ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.”
10 But YEHOSHUA, aware, said unto them, “Why do you trouble and grieve the woman? For she has committed a good deed unto Me.
11 For you have the poor with you always, but you do not always have Me;
12 for she, in pouring this ointment on My body, has done this for My burial.
13 Amen I say unto you, wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that which this woman has done shall be told in memory of her.”
14 Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
15 and said, “What will you give me to betray Him unto you?” And they brought him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.
17 Now, on the first day of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came unto YEHOSHUA, asking Him, “Where do You desire that we prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
18 And He answered, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say unto him, ‘The Master says, “My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’”
19 And the disciples did as YEHOSHUA had appointed them; and they made ready the Passover.
20 Now when evening came, YEHOSHUA sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they ate, He said, “Amen I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me.”
22 And they were exceedingly grieved, and every one of them began to inquire of Him, “Master, is it I?”
23 And He answered and said, “He who dips his hand with Me in the dish, the same one shall betray Me.
24 The Son of Man goes, as it is written of Him; but woe to those by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for them if they had never been born.”
25 And Judas, who betrayed Him, answered and said, “Master, is it I?” He said, “You have spoken!”
26 Now as they ate, YEHOSHUA took bread, and blessing, broke and gave to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
27 And taking the cup, and giving thanks, and gave to them, saying, “Drink all of it;
28 for this is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for deliverance from sins.
29 But I say unto you, I will not drink hereafter of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
30 And, singing a hymn, they departed for the Mount of Olives.
31 Then YEHOSHUA said unto them, “You will all stumble because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.’ 38
32 But after I have risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.”
33 Peter answered, and said unto Him, “Though all stumble because of You, I will never stumble.”
34 YEHOSHUA said to him, “Amen I say unto you, that this very night, before a cock crows, you shall deny Me three times.”
35 Peter said unto Him, “Though I should die with You, I will not deny You.” Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then YEHOSHUA came with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37 And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, began to be grieved and full of heaviness.
38 Then He said unto them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful; unto death.  Remain here and be vigilant with Me.”
39 And going a little further, fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet, not as I will, but as You will.”
40 And He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and said to Peter, “Could you not be vigilant with Me one hour?
41 Be vigilant and pray, that you not enter into temptation.  The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 Going again a second time and praying, He said, “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me, before drinking it, Your will be done.”
43 And coming again, He found them asleep, for their eyes were heavy.
44 And leaving them, He departed again and prayed a third time, saying the same words.
45 Then He came to His disciples and said unto them, “Sleep now, and take ease.  Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Awake, let us go; behold, he that betrays Me is at hand!”
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude having swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now His betrayer gave them a sign, saying, “Whoever I shall kiss, that is He, seize Him.”
49 And immediately he went to YEHOSHUA and said, “Hail, Master!” and kissed Him.
50 And YEHOSHUA said unto him, “Friend, for what have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on YEHOSHUA and took Him.
51 And behold, one of those with YEHOSHUA stretched forth his hand and drew his sword, and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear.
52 Then YEHOSHUA said to him, “Put your sword back in its scabbard; for all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword.
53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray unto My Father, and He will immediately give Me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then shall Scripture be fulfilled, that it must be this way?”
55 At the same time YEHOSHUA said to the multitude, “Have you come out as against a thief, with swords and clubs, to catch Me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you never seized Me.
56 But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets should be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
57 But holding YEHOSHUA, they led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders were assembled.
58 But Peter followed Him from afar, even to the high priest’s palace, and went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, and the council, and all the elders, sought false witness against YEHOSHUA that they might put Him to death,
60 but they found none.  Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. After these came two false witnesses,
61 saying, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of Elohim and build it again in three days.’”
62 And the high priest stood up and said unto Him, “Have You no answers to what these testify against You?”
63 But YEHOSHUA remained silent. And the high priest answered and said unto Him, “I adjure You by the living Elohim, that You tell us whether You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim.”
64 YEHOSHUA said unto him, “You have said it; nevertheless I say unto you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has blasphemed! What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard His blasphemy;
66 what do you think?” They answered, saying, “He is guilty of death!”
67 Then they spit in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,
68 saying, “Prophesy to us, You Messiah; who is he that struck You?”
69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard, and a handmaid came to him, saying, “You also were with YEHOSHUA of Galilee.”
70 But denying it before them all, he said, “I do not know what you are talking about.”
71 When he had gone out to the gate porch, someone else saw him, and said to those who were there, “This man was also with YEHOSHUA of Nazareth.”
72 But again, denying it with an oath, he said, “I do not know the man.”
73 After a while, others drew near to Peter and said, “Surely you also are with Him; for even the way you talk betrays you.”
74 Then, cursing and swearing, he said, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a cock crowed.
75 And Peter remembered the word which YEHOSHUA had said unto him, “Before a cock crows, you shall deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

CHAPTER 27

When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took council against YEHOSHUA to put Him to death.
2 And binding Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then when Judas, who betrayed Him, seeing that He had been condemned, repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 saying, “I have sinned, betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? Examine yourself!”
5 And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departing, he went and hung himself.
6 But the chief priests took the silver and said; “It is not lawful to put it into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.”
7 And taking council, they bought with it the Potter’s Field, in which to bury strangers.
8 Therefore, that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then that which was spoken through Zechariyeh the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “Cast to the potter that goodly price that I was valued by them.
10 So I took the thirty pieces of silver and cast them to the potter in the House of YEHOWAH.” 39
11 And YEHOSHUA stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, “Are You the King of the Yehudi?” And YEHOSHUA said unto him, “You say.”
12 And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
13 Then said Pilate to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they witness against You?”
14 And He answered him not one word; so the governor marveled greatly.
15 Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to releasing for the people a prisoner; whomever they wished.
16 And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, “Who do you will that I release to you, Barabbas or YEHOSHUA who is called Messiah?”
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered Him.
19 And when he was seated upon the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.”
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy YEHOSHUA.
21 The governor answered and said unto them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” And they said, “Barabbas!”
22 Pilate then said to them, “What shall I do then with YEHOSHUA who is called Messiah?” And they all said unto him, “Let Him be crucified!”
23 And the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they cried out the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified.”
24 When Pilate saw that he was not benefiting anything, but that a tumult was being made instead, 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 Then all the people answered, and said, “His blood be upon us, and upon our children.”
26 Then he released Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged YEHOSHUA, he delivered Him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took YEHOSHUA into the Praetorium, and gathered unto Him the whole cohort.
28 And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had braided together a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Yehudi!”
30 And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and struck Him on the head.
31 And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they compelled him to carry His cross.
33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
34 they gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted it, He would not drink.
35 And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, “They divide My garments among them, and cast lots for My clothing.”  40
36 And sitting down they watched Him there;
37 And set up over His head His accusation written, “THIS IS YEHOSHUA THE KING OF THE YEHUDI.”
38 At that time, two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
39 And those passing by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads,
40 saying to Him, “You who shall destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of Elohim, come down from the cross””
41 Likewise, the chief priests also mocked, along with the scribes and elders, saying,
42 “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.  If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
43 He trusts in Elohim; let Him deliver Him now, if He delights in Him. For He said, ‘I am the Son of Elohim.’”
44 The robber also who was crucified with Him, blasphemed Him with the same words.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness upon all the land until the ninth hour.
46 About the ninth hour YEHOSHUA cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?” that is, “My El, My El, why have You forsaken Me?” 41
47 And some of those standing there, hearing, said, “He calls for Eliyeh.”
48 And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filling it with vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.
49 But the others said, “Let us see whether Eliyeh will come to save Him.”
50 And YEHOSHUA, crying out again with a loud voice, yielded up His life.
51 And behold, the veil of the temple was divided in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked and the rocks split,
52 and the graves opened, and many bodies of the saints that slept arose;
53 and coming out of the graves after their resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
54 Now when the centurion, and those with him watching YEHOSHUA, beheld the earthquake and everything else, they feared greatly and said, “Truly this was the Son of Elohim!”
55 And many women were looking on from a distance, which followed YEHOSHUA from Galilee, ministering to Him.
56 Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.
57 When evening came, there came a rich man from Aramathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of YEHOSHUA.
58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of YEHOSHUA. Then Pilate commanded the body be delivered.
59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock; and rolled a great stone over the entrance of the tomb and departed.
61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.
62 Now on the next day, the day following preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate,
63 and said, “Lord, we remember that the deceiver, while He was still alive, said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’
64 Command, therefore, that the tomb be secured until the third day, unless His disciples come by night and steal Him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the final deception shall be worse than the first.”
65 And Pilate said to them, “You have a sentry; depart, secure it as best you can.”
66 And departing, they made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the sentry.

CHAPTER 28

At the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look upon the tomb.
2 And behold, a great earthquake, for an angel of Elohim descended from heaven, and came, and rolled away the stone from the entrance, and sat upon it.
3 And his appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow.
4 And in fear of him, the guards shook and became as dead.
5 But the angel answered and said unto the women, “You need not fear, for I know that you seek YEHOSHUA, who was crucified.
6 He is not here, for He is risen, as He said. Come; see the place where the Master lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and behold, He goes before you into Galilee; there you shall see Him; behold, I have told you.”
8 And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy and ran to bring word to His disciples.
9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, YEHOSHUA met them, saying, “Hail!” And drawing near, they held His feet and worshiped Him.
10 Then YEHOSHUA said unto them, “Fear not; go, tell My brethren to go into Galilee, and there they shall see Me.”
11 Now as they went forth, some of the sentry came into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
12 And assembling with the elders, and taking council, they gave much money to the soldiers,
13 instructing, “You say this: ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him while we slept.’
14 And if the governor hears of this, we will persuade him, and provide security for you.”
15 And taking the money, they did as they were instructed.  And this account is commonly reported among the Yehudi to this day.
16 But the eleven disciples departed for Galilee, to a mountain that YEHOSHUA appointed for them.
17 And seeing Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18 And YEHOSHUA drew near, speaking unto them, saying, “All authority is given Me in heaven and on earth.
19 Go therefore and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and The Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.  And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

LEGEND

1     Isaiyah 7:14
2    Micyah 5:2
3    Hosea 11:1
4    Jeremiyah 31:15
5    Isaiyah 11:1
6    Isaiyah 40:3
7    Deuteronomy 8:3
8    Psalm 91:11, 12
9    Deuteronomy 6:16
10  Deuteronomy 6:13
11  Isaiyah 9:1, 2
12  Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17
13  Exodus 20:14
14  Deuteronomy 24: 1, 3
15  Leviticus 19:12
16  Exodus 21:24
17  Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 23:6 & Psalm 41:10
18  Isaiyah 53:4
19  Hosea 6:6
20  Malachi 3:1
21  Hosea 6:6
22  Isaiyah 42:1-3
23  Isaiyah 6:9,10
24  Psalm 78:2
25  Exodus 20:12; 21:17
26  Isaiyah 29:13
27  Genesis 2:24
28  Deuteronomy 24:1-4
29  Exodus 20:12-16; Deuteronomy 5:16-20
30  Zechariyah 9:9
31  Isaiyah 56:7; Jeremiyah 7:11
32  Psalm 8:2
33  Psalm 118:22-23
34  Deuteronomy 25:5
35  Deuteronomy 6:5
36  Leviticus 19:18
37  Psalm 110:1
38  Zechariyah 13:7
39  Zechariyah 11:13
40  Psalm 22:18
41  Psalm 22:1