The GOSPELS COMBINED IN HARMONY
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
Even as they delivered them to us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus (lover of Yahweh),
That you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you has/have been instructed.
John pictures Christ as the Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world (Society).
He was in the world (Society), and the world (Society) was made by Him, and the world (Society) knew Him not.
He came to His own, and His own received Him not.
But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
Which were born, not of
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the most beloved of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred over me: for He was before me.
And because we have all received from of His fulness, and favor for the sake of favor.
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
No man has seen God at any time; the only born God, He being in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
(Mary's lineage)And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.
Annunciation of birth of John the Baptist to Zacharias
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of Yahweh blameless.
And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of Yahweh.
And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense.
And there appeared to him an angel of God standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
For he shall be great in the sight of God, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to Yahweh their God.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for God.
And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you, and to show you these glad tidings.
And, behold, you shall be silenced, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you believed not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple.
And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned to them, and remained speechless.
And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
Thus has God dealt with me in the days wherein He looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
Annunciation to virgin Maria of birth of Yahshua
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mariam.
And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, Yahweh is with you: blessed are you among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.
And, behold, you shall conceive in the womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call His name JESUS. (Yahshua-God saves)
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and Yahweh God shall give to Him the throne of His father David:
And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that Holy One which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
For with Yahweh God nothing shall be impossible.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of God; be it to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah;
And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit:
And she spoke out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how can this be with me, that the mother of my Prince should come to me?
For, lo, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from God.
And Mary said, My soul does magnify God,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from this time all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is His name.
And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation.
He has showed strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has come to the aid of His servant Israel, to call mercy into remembrance;
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
And Mary abode with her (Elisabeth) about three months, and returned to her own house.
Birth and desert life of John the Baptist
Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
And her neighbors and her cousins heard how God had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
And they said to her, There is none of your kindred that is called by this name.
And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised Yahweh God.
And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of God was with him.
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,
Blessed be Yahweh God of Israel; for He has visited and redeemed His people,
And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world (Society) began:
That we should be preserved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant;
The oath which he swore to our father Abraham,
That He would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called a prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of God to prepare His ways;
To give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dawn visits us from on high,
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of His showing to Israel.
Birth month of John the Baptist
After Zacharias' duty at the Temple according to his course (Abijah-8) he returned home and he and Elisabeth conceived John around late June/ Tammuz, Sivan and was born around late March/Adar, Abib which is the Spring Equinox. Jesus would be born 6 months later, which would be late September.
Annunciation to Joseph of birth of Yahshua
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to you
And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name JESUS (Yahshua): for He shall save His people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of God by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of Yahweh had commanded him, and took to him his wife:
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His name JESUS (Yahshua).
Birth of Yahshua
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the inhabited world (Society) should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Birth month of Jesus
Going by scriptural references and birth of John, our kinsman redeemer was conceived late December/Chislev, Tebeth and born late September/Elul, Ethanim.
If you remember that the shepherds were keeping watch over their flocks in the fields at night. This they would not have been doing in the cold winter month of December.
The Catholic Church in an effort to gain more masses and money, adopted many pagan religions, customs, and beliefs. Catholic means universalism, which is contrary to scripture.
December 25 is referred to in documents as Christmas Day in A.D. 324 for the first time. Under the Roman emperor Justinian [A.D. 527-565] it was recognized as an official holiday.
It is a fact that December 25 was celebrated for thousands of years before the birth of the Messiah as the birth day of an ancient pagan god -- THE SUN GOD!
The largest pagan religious cult which fostered sun worship in the Greek and Roman world (Society)s on December 25 was the cult of Mithraism. They called it "the Nativity of the Sun." Mithras, the sun-god, was supposed to have been born at this time, but so were Osiris, Horus, Tammuz, Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter -- all the pagan Messiahs! This fact alone would seem to indicate that all these pagan sun-gods and deities trace their roots back to the original sun-god of ancient Babylon -- Nimrod! The Catholic Church took the excitement which surrounded the Roman Saturnalia, with its excesses, delights, debauchery, and wantonness, and called them the celebration of the birth of the Son of God. Most people today still think of December 25 as the birth day of Jesus, even though this is definitely not the case.
Should Christians today celebrate this ancient festival? Many today may think it is all right, but the opinions of men are not our standard or authority. What does the Word of God itself say about this matter? It is a very serious question. Is it all right in the sight of God for men to take pagan customs and traditions, and to observe them, calling them "Christian"? Is it all right to merge and combine PAGAN practices with the truth of God?
Praise of the angels and homage of the shepherds
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of Yahweh came upon them, and the glory of Yahweh God shone round about them: and they were afraid.
And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people.
For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ Jesus the Anointed Prince.
And this shall be a sign to you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward approved men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even to Bethlehem, and see this account which has come to pass, which God has made known to us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept together all these words, collecting them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them.
Circumcision of Yahshua
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, His name was called JESUS (Yahshua), which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
Presentation in the Temple with homage of Simeon and Anna
And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to Yahweh;
(As it is written in the law of Yahweh, Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to God;)
And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of God, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he had seen the Anointed Prince.
And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
Then he took him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
now release your servant to depart in peace, according to your word:
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
Which you have prepared before the face of all the people;
A light to lighten the Nations, and the glory of your people Israel.
And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and a restoration of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
(Yes, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
And she was a widow of about 84 years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to Yahweh God and spoke of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
Magi visit the new-born Prince
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Judaeans? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a leader who shall shepherd my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And coming into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshiped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented to Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
The child Yahshua carried to Egypt, the children at Bethlehem slain
And when they (wise men) were departed, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.
When he arose, he took the young child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of God by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding angered, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
The child brought from Egypt to Nazareth
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of Yahweh appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
Saying, Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.
And he arose, and took the young child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him.
12 year old Yahshua visits Jerusalem
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and His mother knew not of it.
But they, supposing Him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances.
And when they found Him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking Him.
And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.
And when they saw Him, they were amazed: and His mother said to Him, Son, why have you thus dealt with us? behold, Your father and I have sought You sorrowing.
And He said to them, How is it that you sought me? Do you not know that I must be about my Father's business?
And they understood not the saying which He spoke to them.
And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them: but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
The Missing Years of Christ
Joseph of Arimathea was the uncle of Mary, and thus a great uncle to the Christ by direct relationship. He was a man of great means and great influence, a powerful trading merchant, who owned the tin mines of Cornwall.
Joseph was a man of stature in the land and respected in Rome.
He was the one who caused the Chalice (communion cup) which Jesus was to use, to be prepared.
Britain was the area where Joseph of Arimathea owned great hides of land. In fact the whole site of Glastonbury in Britain belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. This is the site Christ (before he started his ministry)
So let's take a look again to the lands where Joseph of Arimathea was going---and why was he going there?--He already owned land here but also another cousin of Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived here. Her name was Anna, and this Anna was the wife of King Rufus. So the unique things about this is that Jesus the Christ --as the son of Mary was related to the line from which most of the Welch stock came from in the land of Britain. Those people in Britain were very interested in the teachings of Jesus when he had visited there and taught the masters of the universities. And there are records of this and at that time people said, “this must be the Messiah, even though he stands here as a youth.”
The Druids had a long and ancient doctrine and that doctrine was the background of most of the theology of all the people of western Europe. Now it was referred to as Pagan by some who did not know better--but this doctrine taught that a God of spirit had put together the whole universe. They not only believed that he existed in spirit but that the great triad of his being was soul, spirit and body. The body of deity was called YESHU---this 1000 years before the coming of The Christ to the British Isles, so it was not hard for them to accept the name of Jesus which was a later name in Druidry, and was also the name which they took from the Apostle Paul's writings to the people of Greece. And Paul used the word in Greek language for the HIGH GOD --embodied as savior, and that word was Yah-Zeus.
Mary the mother of the Christ was brought here and also Lazarus was with them. At this place Joseph of Arimathea built a great Christian Mission and they entered into HIS service and because of this the King of England removed this land from the tax rolls and he said no Church of England would ever have to pay taxes. And that started the tradition of exemption of the church from taxation. So with this tradition is the connection of this man--Joseph of Arimathea--the uncle of the Virgin Mary who had to flee from Jerusalem because of his stand for Jesus the Christ. And Because he let Him use his own tomb.
Here also in Glastonbury, was the place of rest for the Mother of The Christ. And today you can see the tomb of Mary.
Lazarus came with Joseph of Arimathea and he served 40 years in Britain as he went up and down the countryside teaching and preaching in the early Christian Churches. Also Romulus and Marcellus were with this group and they also were in HIS service in Britain.
Then another cousin of Mary whose name was Claudias went to Rome and there she married Rufus of the Roman Senate. This man was a very influential man in the Senate at Rome. He was a friend of the people of Britain. This family was so well liked that they moved at will throughout the Roman Empire and into Britain.
Remember that Paul who was in Rome for his trial, was allowed to go to other places. And he went to Britain and also to Spain. Paul always sent special greetings to the Royal Family by this family with whom he stayed in Rome and whom he referred to in his Epistles.
The church which Joseph founded grew into a great Abbey. Ministers then went out from the Abbey to preach. They were called Episcopalians.
So we see, therefore, that not only ancient legends and ancient historical records, but the official acts and records of kings of the Middle ages, have recognized the close connection of Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of Jesus Christ, with Cornwall and Glastonbury, in Britain. All of these lend strong support to the ancient legends and records of these places that it was here that Jesus Christ spent those 18 years of His life which the Bible does not account for. And, where else would we expect Him to go, but to what was to become the principal home of His own people, ISRAEL?
The time of the beginning
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
And there went out to him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
John the Baptist preaching
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
And now also the axe is laid to the root of the trees: every tree therefore which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
He answered and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.
Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said to him, Master, what shall we do?
And he said to them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
Forepicture of Messiah before seeing Him
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused (reasoned) in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
John preached, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you with water to repentance; but One mightier than I comes, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire:
Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner (storehouse); but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.
And many other things in his exhortation preached he to the people.
Yahshua baptized by John in the Jordan
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan.
But John forbade Him, saying, I have need to be baptized of You, and come You to me?
And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer (allow) it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then He suffered (allowed) him.
And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him:
Three temptations of Yahshua
And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.
And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, being tempted of the devil, and in those days He did eat nothing:He
And when the tempter, the devil came to Him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple,
And said to Him, If you be the Son of God, cast Yourself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning You: and in their hands they shall bear You up, lest at any time You dash Your foot against a stone.
Jesus said to him, It is written again, you shall not tempt Yahweh your God.
Again, the devil took Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world (Society) in a moment of time, and the glory of them;
And the devil said to Him, All this power will I give You, and the glory of them: for that is
If You therefore will fall down and worship me, all shall be Yours.
And Jesus answered and said to him, Get you behind me, Satan: for it is written, you shall worship Yahweh your God, and Him only shall you serve.
Then the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from Him for a season, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
Testimony of John the Baptist to the committee of the Sanhedrin
And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
And they asked him, What then? are you Elijah? And he said, I am not. are you that prophet? And he answered, No.
Then said they to him, Who are you? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What say you of yourself?
He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Prince, as said the prophet Isaiah.
And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
And they asked him, and said to him, Why baptize you then, if you be not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet?
John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there stands One among you, whom you know not;
He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
John's identification of Yahshua as the Messiah
The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (Society).
This is He of whom I said, After me comes a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me.
And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him.
And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said to me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizes with the Holy Spirit.
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Yahshua makes his first disciple
Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
And looking upon Jesus as He walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God!
And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek? They said to Him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where do You dwell?
He said to them, Come and see. They came and saw where He dwelt, and abode with Him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
He first found his own brother Simon, and said to Simon, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
And Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld Simon, He said, you are Simon the son of Jona: you shall be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and find Philip, and say to him, Follow me.
Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, We have found Him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And Nathanael said to Philip, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to Nathanael, Come and see.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile (deceit)!
Nathanael said to Him, from where do You know me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.
Nathanael answered and said to Him, Teacher, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.
Jesus answered and said to Nathanael, Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, you believe? you shall see greater things than these.
And He said to Nathanael, Verily, verily, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of Yahweh ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
Yahshua works His first miracle
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, They have no wine.
Jesus said to her, Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour is not yet come.
His mother said to the servants, Whatsoever He said to you, do it.
And there were six waterpots of stone sitting there, after the manner of the purifying of the Judaeans, containing two or three firkins (a liquid measure) apiece.
Jesus said to them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And He said to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not from where it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And said to him, Every man at the beginning does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have kept the good wine until now.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory; and His disciples believed on Him.
Yahshua's first sojourn at Capernaum, with His kindred and early disciples
First cleansing of Temple at the Passover
And the Judaean's passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
And when He had made a scourge (whip) of small cords, He drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
And said to them that sold doves, Take these things from here; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.
And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.
Then answered the Jews and said to Him, What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?
Jesus answered and said to them, You destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will You rear it up in three days?
But He spoke of the temple of His body.
When therefore He was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
Interview of Nicodemus with Yahshua
Now when He was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in His name, when they saw the miracles which He did.
But Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all men,
And needed not that any should testify concerning a man: for indeed He knew what was in a man.
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Judaeans:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that You do, except God be with Him.
Jesus answered and said to Nicodemus, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man be born again (from above), he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.
Marvel not that I said to you, you must be born again (from above).
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell from where it comes, and wherever it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said to him, are you a teacher of Israel, and you know not these things?
Verily, verily, I say to you, We speak that which we do know, and testify that which we have seen; and you receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world (Society), that he gave his only begotten (most beloved) Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world (Society) to condemn the world (Society); but that the world (Society) through him might be saved.
He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world (Society), and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are accomplished with Yahweh God.
Parallel ministry of Yahshua and John the Baptist and his loyalty to Him
After these things came Jesus and His disciples into the land of Judaea; and there He tarried with them, and baptized.
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
For John was not yet cast into prison.
Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Judaeans about purifying.
And they came to John, and said to him, Teacher, He that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bared witness, behold, the same baptized, and all men come to Him.
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him.
He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase, but I must decrease.
He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: He that comes from heaven is above all.
And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no man receives His testimony.
He that has received His testimony has set to his seal that God is true.
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.
He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that disobeys the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of Yahweh God waits for him!
Yahshua's reasons for leaving Judea
When therefore the Christ knew how the Pharisees had heard that He made and baptized more disciples than John,
(Though Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples)
He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
And it was necessary for Him to pass through Samaria.
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God: and there went out a report of Him through all the region round about.
But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by John for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
Yahshua in Samaria at Jacob's well and in Sychar
Then comes He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me to drink.
(For his disciples were gone away to the city to buy meat (food)
Then said the woman of Samaria to Him, How is it that You, being a Judaean, ask a drink from me, being a woman of Samaria? for the Judaeans have no dealings with the Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
The woman said to Him, Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: so from where
Are you greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Jesus answered and said to her, Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:
But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
The woman said to Him, Master, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw.
Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband, and come here.
The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, you have said well, I have no husband:
For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly.
The woman said to Him, Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and You say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Judaeans.
But the hour comes, and is now, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The woman said to Him, I know that Messias comes, which is called Christ: when He is come, He will tell us all things.
Jesus said to her, I that speak to you am he.
And upon this came His disciples, and marveled that He talked with the woman: yet no man said, What do You seek? or, Why do You speak with her?
The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men,
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
Then they went out of the city, and came to Him.
In the mean while His disciples prayed Him, saying, Master, eat.
But He said to them, I have meat to eat that you know not of.
Therefore the disciples said one to another, has any man brought Him anything to eat?
Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Say not you, There are yet four months, and then comes harvest? behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.
And herein is that saying true, One sows, and another reaps.
I sent you to reap that whereon you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on Him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
So when the Samaritans were come to Him, they besought Him that He would stay with them: and He stayed there two days.
And many more believed because of His own word;
And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard Him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world (Society).
Arrival of Yahshua in Galilee
Now after two days He departed from there, and went into Galilee.
For Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in His own country.
Then when He was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all the things that He did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went to the feast.
Teachings in Galilee
Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.
And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
The healing at Cana of the son of a courtier of Capernaum- Second Miracle
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went to Him, and requested Him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
Then said Jesus to him, Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe.
The nobleman said to Him, Sir, come down before my child dies.
Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way.
And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, your son lives.
Then he enquired of them the hour when he began to get better. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in which Jesus said to him, your son lives: and himself believed, and his whole house.
This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when He came out of Judaea into Galilee.
The first rejection at Nazareth
And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and, as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
And there was delivered to Him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written,
The Spirit of Yahweh is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and restoration of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To proclaim a year acceptable by Yahweh.
And He closed the book, and He gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on Him.
And He began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
And all bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
And He said to them, you will surely say to me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country.
And He said, Verily I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
But to none of them was Elijah sent, save to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to a woman that was a widow.
And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
And rose up, and thrust Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong.
But He passing through the midst of them went His way,
And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
The new home in Capernaum
And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the nations;
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Yahshua chooses four fishers of men
And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
Now as He walked by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
And He entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
Now when He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught (catch).
And Simon answering said to Him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.
And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke.
And they beckoned to their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Prince.
For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught (catch) of the fishes which they had taken:
And so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from here after you shall catch men.
And going on from there, He saw two other brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
And He said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed Him.
Excitement in synagogue of Yahshua's teaching and healing on the Sabbath
And they went into Capernaum, a city of Galilee; and straightway on the sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and taught.
And they were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes, for His word was with power.
And in the synagogue there was a man which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? are You come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of Yahweh.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and thrown him in the midst, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority and power commands He even the unclean
And immediately His fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
Yahshua heals Peter's mother-in-law and many others
And He arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house, with Andrew, James and John. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought Him for her.
And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up, and rebuked the fever; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
When the evening was come, and the sun did set, and all the city was gathered together at the door, they brought to Him many that were
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, He Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
First tour of Galilee with the four fishermen
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
And His fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to Him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatics, and those that had the palsy; and He healed them.
And there followed Him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place,
And Simon and they that were with him followed after Him.
And when they had found Him, they said to Him, All men seek for You.
And when it was day, He departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought Him, and came to Him, and detained Him, that He should not depart from them.
And He said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
And He said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
And He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
A leper healed and much popular excitement
And, behold, there came a leper who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and beseeching Him, and kneeling down to Him, saying, Master, if You will, You can make me clean.
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and said to him, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy departed from him.
And Jesus said to him, See that you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest,
And He straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus
And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Thronged in Capernaum, heals paralytic lowered through roof of Peter's house
And He entered into a ship, and passed over, and again He entered into Capernaum after some days, and came into His own city, and it was noised that He was in the house.
And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of Yahweh was present to heal them.
And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and He preached the word to them.
And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before Him.
And when they could not come near to Him for the press of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, uncovered the roof where He was: and when they had broken it up, they let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
And Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins be forgiven you.
But there were certain of the scribes and Pharisees sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
And immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said to them, Why reason you these things in your hearts?
For which is easier, to say, your sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk?
But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then said He to the sick of the palsy,) I say to you, Arise, take up your bed, and go your way to your house.
And immediately he arose, took up the bed whereon he lay, and went forth before them all and departed to his house; insomuch that they were all amazed, and were filled with fear, and they marveled, and glorified God, which had given such power to men, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
The call of Matthew(Levi) and his reception in honor of Yahshua
And He went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
And as Jesus passed forth from there, He saw a man, named Matthew (Levi the son of Alphaeus, a publican), sitting at the receipt of custom: and He said to him, Follow me. And he arose, left all, and followed Him.
And Levi made Him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
And when the scribes and Pharisees saw it, they murmured against His disciples, Why does your Master eat with publicans and sinners?
But when Jesus heard that, He said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick:
But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Three parables defending Yahshua's disciples for feasting instead of fasting
Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not?
And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn (fast), as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
And He spoke also a parable to them; No man puts a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maks a rent (a tear), and the piece that was taken out of the new agrees not with the old.
And no man puts new wine into old bottles: else the new wine does burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
No man also having drunk old wine straightway desires new: for he said, The old is better.
In Jerusalem Yahshua heals a lame man on Sabbath, defends this action to Pharisees
After this there was a feast of the Judaeans; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, He said to him, will you be made whole?
The impotent man answered Him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steps down before me.
Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
The Jews therefore said to him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.
He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said to me, Take up your bed, and walk.
Then they asked him, What man is that which said to you, Take up your bed, and walk?
And he that was healed
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come to you.
The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay Him, because He had done these things on the sabbath day.
But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
Then answered Jesus and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise.
For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so the Son quickens whom he will.
For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son:
That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.
Verily, verily, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life.
Verily, verily, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation.
I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.
You sent to John, and he bare witness to the truth.
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved (preserved).
John was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.
And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. you have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him you believe not.
Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
And you will not come to me, that you might have life.
I receive not honor from men.
But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.
I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.
How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.
For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?
Another Sabbath controversy with Pharisees
And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that He went through the corn fields; and His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, Behold, Your disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
And He said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need, and was
How he went into the house of Yahweh in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
But I say to you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.
And He said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Third Sabbath controversy with the Pharisees over healing of a man with a withered hand
And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that He entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
And the scribes and Pharisees watched Him, whether He would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse Him.
But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
Then said Jesus to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? But they held their peace.
And when He had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
And He said to them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
Yahshua teaches and heals great multitudes by the Sea of Galilee
But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew Himself from there with His disciples to the sea: and great multitudes followed Him from Galilee and from Judaea, and He healed them all;
And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things He did, came to Him.
And He spoke to His disciples, that a small ship should wait on Him because of the multitude, lest they should crush Him.
For He had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon Him for to touch Him, as many as had plagues.
And unclean spirits, when they saw Him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of God.
And He straitly charged them (unclean spirits) that they should not make Him known.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon Him, and He shall show judgment to the nations.
He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear His voice in the streets.
A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax (cord) shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment to victory.
And in His name shall the nations trust.
After a night of prayer, Yahshua selects 12 apostles
And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth to Him whom He would: and they came to Him.
And He ordained twelve whom also He named apostles;, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach,
And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
And Simon He surnamed Peter;
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and He surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
And Andrew (Simon's brother), and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon (called Zelotes) the Canaanite,
And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed Him: and they went into a house.
And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to Yahweh.
The Sermon on the Mount-Privileges and requirements of Messianic reign
Standard of righteousness
And He came down with them, and stood in the plain, and a great crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases;
And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: for there went virtue out of Him, and healed them all.
And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came to Him:
And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for they persecuted the prophets which were before you.
Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers to the prophets.
But woe to you that are rich! for you have received your consolation.
Woe to you that are full! for you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.
Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is hereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
You are the light of the world (Society). A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it gives light to all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy (the law), but to fulfil.
For verily I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
You have heard that it was said by them of old time, you shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say to you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca (worthless), shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, you fool (stupid), shall be in danger of hell fire.
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you;
Leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
Verily I say to you, you shall by no means come out from there, till you have paid the uttermost farthing (the last cent).
You have heard that it was said, you shall not commit adultery:
But I say to you, That whosoever looks on a (married) woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
And if your right hand offends (entraps) you, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
It has been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
But I say to you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, except for reason of fornication, makes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.
Again, you have heard that it has been said to the ancients, you shall not swear falsely, but you shall make atonement for your oaths to Yahweh:
But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Neither shall you swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
But let your word be, Yes, yes; No, no: for whatsoever is more than these comes of evil.
But I say to you, not to oppose evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn for him the other also.
And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two.
Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away.
You have heard that it has been said, you shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
For if you love them which love you, what reward or thanks have you? do not even the publicans the same? for sinners also love those that love them.
And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thanks have you? for sinners also do even the same.
And if you salute your brethren only, what do you do that is extraordinary? do not even the publicans and heathens do the same?
And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.
Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Take heed that you do not do your alms (deeds) before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward.
But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:
That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret himself shall reward you openly.
And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets (like Jews at the wailing wall), that they may be seen of men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward.
But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.
But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Do not become like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.
After this manner therefore pray: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name, Yahweh.
Your kingdom must come. your will must be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Moreover when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to be fasting to men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward.
But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
That you appear not to men to be fasting, but to your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupts, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single (sincere), your whole body shall be full of light.
But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (riches).
Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat (food), and the body than raiment (clothing)?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?
And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the nations seek) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
But seek first the kingdom of Yahweh God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.
Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:
For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged.
Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure, it shall be measured to you again.
And why do you see the mote (twig or straw) that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?
Either how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote (twig or straw) that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? you hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of your own eye, and then shall you see clearly to pull out the mote (twig or straw) that is in your brother's eye.
And He spoke a parable to them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend (tear) you.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:
For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Therefore all things whatsoever you desire that men should do for you, do you even so to them likewise: for this is the law and the prophets.
Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and they are many who are entering in through it:
Because narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
Not every one that said to me, Prince, Prince, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Prince Prince, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?
And why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity (working at lawlessness).
Therefore whosoever comes to me, and hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will compare him to a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
He is like a man which built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be compared to a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and the ruin of that house was great.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine:
For He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
When He was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.
Yahshua heals a centurion's servant at Capernaum
Now when He had ended all His sayings in the audience of the people, He entered into Capernaum.
There came to Him a centurion, calling Him,
And the centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent to Him the elders of the Judaeans, beseeching Him that He would come and heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus, they exhorted him earnestly, saying, That he (the servant) was worthy for whom He should do this:
For he loves our nation, and he (the servant) has built us a synagogue.
And saying, Master, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.
Then Jesus went with them. And when He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, Master, trouble not Yourself: for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
For I also am a man set under 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 it.
When Jesus heard it, He marvelled at him, and turned Himself around, and said to the crowd that followed, Verily I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done to you. And his servant was healed in the very same hour.
And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant had been healed.
Yahshua raises a widow's son at Naim
And it came to pass the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and many people.
Now when He came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people of the city were with her.
And when Jesus saw her, He had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not.
And He came and touched the coffin: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say to you, Arise.
And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.
And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people.
And this rumor of Him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about. Luke 7:11-17
Message from John the Baptist and eulogy of Yahshua
Now when in prison, John had heard the works of Christ,
John called to him two of his disciples and sent them to Jesus, and when the men were come to Him, they said, John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying,
And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and to many that were blind He gave sight.
Then Jesus answering said to them, Go your way, and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
And the disciples of John showed him of all these things.
And when the messengers of John were departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
But what did
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.
Verily I say to you, Among those that are born of women there has not risen a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
And Jesus said, How then shall I compare the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
They are like to children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to to you, and you have not wept or lamented.
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say, He has a devil.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of all her children.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
And if you will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come.
He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
Woes upon the cities of opportunity
The claims of Christ as teacher about the Father
Then He began to upbraid the cities wherein most of His mighty works were done, because they repented not:
Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
But I say to you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and understanding, and have revealed them to babes.
Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, if not the Father; neither does anyone know the Father, if not the Son, and to whom the Son may wish to
Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and humble in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Annointing of Christ's feet by a sinful woman in house of Simon a Pharisee-
Parable of Two debtors
And one of the Pharisees invited Him that He would eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat.
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at His feet behind him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden (invited) Him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if He were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches Him: for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he said, Teacher, say on.
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence (a penny worth), and the other fifty.
And when they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And He said to him, you have rightly judged.
And He turned to the woman, and said to Simon, Look at this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet: but she has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
You gave me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil you did not anoint: but this woman has anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
And He said to her, your sins are forgiven.
And they that sat to eat with Him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?
And He said to the woman, your faith has saved (preserved) you; go in peace.
Second tour of Galilee
And it came to pass afterward, that He went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the good message of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with Him,
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
And Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, ministered to Him of their substance (belongings).
Blasphemous accusation of league with Beelzebub
And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
And when His friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on Him: for they said, He is beside Himself.
Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
Then was brought to Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spoke and saw.
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
But when the scribes and Pharisees which came down from Jerusalem heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself cannot stand:
And He called them to Him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
If Satan rise up against himself, and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come to you.
Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.
Wherefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
Scribes and Pharisees demand a sign
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from You.
But He answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:
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.
The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, it walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
Then it said, I will return into my house from from where I came out; and when it is come, it finds it empty, swept, and garnished.
Then it goes, and takes to itself seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also to this wicked generation.
Yahshua's mother and brethren seek to take Him home
While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brethren stood outside,
Then one said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brethren stand outside, desiring to speak with You.
But He answered and said to him that told Him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
And He stretched forth His hand over His disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
And He answered and said to them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
First great group of Parables
The same day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude which were coming to Him out of every city stood on the shore.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air came and devoured them up:
And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
And others fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred.
And when He had said these things, He cried, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
And when He was alone the disciples came, and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?
He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them that are outside, it is not given. to them all these things are done in parables:
Take heed therefore how you hear:For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he seems to have.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.
And He said to them, Know you not this parable? and how then will you know all parables?
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Those by the way side are they that hear the word of the kingdom, and understand it not; then comes the devil, and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved (preserved).
And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and afterward, when temptation or persecution arises because of the word's sake, immediately they are offended, and fall away.
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they hear the word, go forth, and are choked with
And these are they which are sown on good ground; which with an honest and good heart
And He said to them, No man, when he has lighted a candle, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a lampstand, that they which enter in may see the light.
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything kept secret, that shall not be known and come to light.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
And He said to them, Take heed therefore how you hear: for whosoever has, to him shall be given; and whosoever has not, from him shall be taken even that which he seems to have.
With what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you: and to you that hear shall more
And He said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knows not how.
For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
Another parable put He forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? from where then has it tares?
He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, should we go and gather them up?
But he said, No; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Another parable put He forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the great branches thereof.
Another parable spoke He to them; The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He spoke not to them:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world (Society).
And with many such parables spoke He the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
But without a parable spoke He not to them: and when they were alone, He expounded all things to his disciples.
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came to Him, saying, Declare to us the parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said to them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world (age); and the reapers are the angels.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity (lawlessness);
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind (race):
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
So shall it be at the end of the world (age): the angels shall come forth, and separate the wicked from among the just (righteous),
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus said to them, Have you understood all these things? They say to Him, Yes, Teacher.
Then He said to them, Therefore every scribe (writer) which is instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is a householder, which brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.
Crossing the lake, Yahshua stills the tempest
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave commandment to depart to the other side.
And when they had sent away the multitude, He went into a ship with His disciples: and He said to them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea,
And He was in the hinder part (stern) of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and His disciples came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, Master, do you not care that we perish?
And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?
And He said to them, Why are you so fearful? how is it that you have no faith?
Beyond the lake, Yahshua heals the Gerasene demoniac
And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes which is over against Galilee, and when He was come out of the ship, immediately there He met a man possessed with devils, and wore no clothes, neither abode in any house, who had his dwelling among the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped Him,
And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the most high God? I adjure you by God, that you torment me not.
And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Yahshua, Son of Yahweh the Highest? are you come here to torment us before the time?
For He said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.
And He asked him, What is your name? And he (the unclean spirit) answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
And they (Legion) besought Him that He would not command them to go out into the deep.
And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain (about two thousand):
And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And He said to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and were choked and perished in the waters.
And when they that fed the swine saw what was done, they fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
And they went out to see what it was that was done.
And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him that was possessed with the devil,
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought Jesus to depart out of their coasts from them; for they were taken with great fear: and He went up into the ship, and returned back again.
And when He was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed Him that he might be with Him.
However Jesus did not let him, but said to him, Go home to your friends, and tell them how great things I have done for you, and have had compassion on you.
And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
The return, healing of Jarius' daughter, woman who touched Christ's garment
And when Jesus was passed over again by ship to the other side, much people gathered to Him: and He was near to the sea. The people gladly received Him: for they were all waiting for Him.
While He spoke these things to them, behold, there came a certain ruler of the synagogue, Jarius by name; and when he saw Him, Jarius fell at His feet, and worshipped Him, saying, My daughter, about twelve years of age,
And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did His disciples.
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment:
For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole.
And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Himself about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And His disciples said to Him, You see the multitude crowding You, and You say, Who touched me?
And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before Him, she declared to Him the truth before all the people for what cause she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.
And He said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace, and be whole of your plague.
While He yet spoke, there came one from
And when He came into the house, He allowed no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
And He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and observes the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
And entering, He said to them, Why do you make a clamor and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleeps.
And all wept, and bewailed her: but He said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps.
And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. But when He had put them all out, He takes the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with Him, and enters in where the damsel was lying.
And He took the damsel by the hand, and said to her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say to you, arise.
And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years.
And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
And the fame of this went abroad into all that land.
Yahshua heals two blind men and a dumb demoniac- A blasphemous accusation
And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, you Son of David, have mercy on us.
And when He was come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus said to them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Master.
Then He touched
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
But they, when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.
As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
And when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.
The last visit to Nazareth
And when He was come into His own country, And when the sabbath day was come, He taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, from where has this Man this wisdom, and such mighty works by His hands?
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not His sisters here with us? from where then has this Man all these things? And they were offended by Him.
But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
And He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
And He marvelled because of their unbelief. And He went round about the villages, teaching.
Third tour of Galilee after instructing and sending the Twelve forth by twos
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted (troubled), and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Then He said to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
Pray you therefore the master of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.
And when He had called to Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
And He sent them forth by two and two, to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the nations, and into any city of the Samaritans enter not:
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.
And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no scrip (wallet), no bread, no money in their purse:
But be shod (put on) with sandals; and do not put on two coats.
And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go from there.
And whatsoever house you enter into, there abide, and from there depart.
And when you come into a house, salute it.
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the nations.
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.
For it is not you that speaks, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved (preserved).
But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for verily I say to you, you shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his master.
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
What I tell you in darkness, you speak in light: and what you hear in the ear, you proclaim upon the housetops.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing (a Roman coin)? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
He seeking his life shall lose it: and he losing his life because of me shall find it.
He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of appointing His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.
And the disciples departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, that men should repent, and healing everywhere.
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
Guilty fears of Herod Antipas about Yahshua because he beheaded John the Baptist
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, (for His name was spread abroad) and all that was done by Him: and Herod was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
For John said to him, it is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.
Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and holy, and observed him; and when Herod heard John, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Others said, That it is Elijah. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
And when Herod would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted John as a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
And when the daughter of Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said to the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever you will, and I will give it to you.
And he swore to her, Whatsoever you shall ask of me, I will give it
And she, being before instructed of her mother, came in straightway with haste to the king, said, Give me here John the Baptist's head in a charger (plate).
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
And his head was brought in a charger (plate), and given to the damsel: and she brought it to
And John's disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see Jesus.
First retirement- The Twelve return, rest beyond the lake, 5000 fed
When Jesus heard of it, He departed from there by ship over the sea of Galilee, the coast of Tiberias into a desert place apart, belonging to the city called Bethsaida: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed Him on foot out of the cities.
And He said to them, Come you yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
And the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus and went up into a mountain, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
And the passover, a feast of the Judaeans, was near.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things. and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and He healed their sick.
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said to Him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals (food): for we are here in a desert place.
When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come to Him, He said to Philip, from where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
And this He said to prove him: for He himself knew what He would do.
Philip answered Him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give them to eat. How many loaves have you? go and see.
One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
There is a lad here, which has five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
He said, Bring them hither to me.
For they were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And He said to His disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
And they did so, and made them all sit down.
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties upon the green grass.
And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, He looked up to heaven, and gave thanks and blessed them, and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fishes He divided
And they did all eat, and were filled: and He said to His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
Prevention of proclaiming Yahshua king
Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world (Society).
When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him
Peril of the Twelve at sea, Christ walks on water in the darkness
And when evening was now come, His disciples went down to the sea,
And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and the ship was now in the midst of the sea,
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
And He saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night He comes to them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered Him and said, Master, if it be thou, bid me come to You on the water.
And He said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, Peter cried, saying, Master, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?
And He went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth You are the Son of Yahweh God.
Reception at Gennesaret
And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.
And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew Him,
And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard He was.
And wherever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets,
Collapse of Galilean campaign because Yahshua will not conform to popular
The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one where into His disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that His disciples were gone away alone;
(Although there came other boats from Tiberias near to the place where they did eat bread, after that Jesus had given thanks):
When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also took shipping (boarded boats), and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, Teacher, when did You arrive here?
Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Labor not for the meat (food) which perishes, but for that meat (food) which abides for everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for him has God the Father confirmed.
Then said they to Him, What shall we do, that we might accomplish the works of God?
Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.
They said therefore to Him, What sign do you do then, that we may see and believe You? what could You accomplish?
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world (Society).
Then they said to him, Prince, always give to us this bread.
And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes in me shall never thirst.
But I said to you, That you also have seen me, and believe not.
All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and he that comes to me I will not cast out.
For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
And this is the Father's will which has sent me, that each of them which he has given me I should lose nothing (will not destroy), but I should raise (resurrect) them up again at the last day.
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes in him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
The Judaeans then murmured at Him, because He said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that He said, I came down from heaven?
Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Murmur not among yourselves.
No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught by Yahweh God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes to me.
Not that any man has seen the Father, except he which is of God, he has seen the Father.
Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes in me has everlasting life.
I am that bread of life.
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world (Society).
The Judaeans therefore disputed among themselves, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat?
Then Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
Whoso eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat (the true food)
He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.
As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me.
This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live for ever.
These things said He in the synagogue, as He taught in Capernaum.
Many therefore of His disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who is able to understand it?
When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said to them, does this offend you?
Then if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
It is the spirit that quickens (produces life); the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are Spirit, and they are life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray Him.
And He said, Therefore said I to you, that no man can come to me, except it were given to him of my Father.
From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.
Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will you also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Prince, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
And we believe and are sure that You are that Christ (Anointed), the Son of the living God.
Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray Him, being one of the twelve.
Pharisees reproach Yahshua regarding His disciples washing hands
Puzzling parable in reply
And when the
They then came to Jesus saying,
Why do Your disciples transgress (violate) the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
But He answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
For God commanded, saying, honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death.
But you say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever you might be profited by me; (whatever you may benefit from me is a gift)
And shall by no means honor his father or his mother. Thus you have made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition, which you have delivered: and many such things you do.
He answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, this people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching
For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such things you do.
And He said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.
And He called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand:
There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of the mouth of him, those are they that defile the man.
Then came His disciples, and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
But hHe answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.
And when He was entered into the house from the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.
And Jesus said, Are you also still without understanding?
Do you not yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught (latrine), purging all foods?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, pride, foolishness, blasphemies:
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for He would not walk in Judaea, because the Jews sought to kill Him.
Second withdrawal to region of Tyre and Sidon- Healing of Syro-Phoenician girl
And from there He arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it: but He could not be hid.
And, behold, a certain woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and fell at His feet and cried to Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Master, you Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, Send her away; for she cries out from behind us.
But He answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Then she came and worshipped Him, saying Master, help me.
But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread, and to cast it to the
And she said, Truth, Master: yet the dogs eat of the children's crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it to you even as you will. For this saying go your way; the devil is gone out of your daughter.
And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed, made whole from that very hour.
Third withdrawal north through Phoenicia- Healing of deaf and dumb- 4000 fed
And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, He came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
And great multitudes came to Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and He healed them:
And they brought to Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they begged Him to put His hand upon him.
And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue;
And looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.
And Jesus charged them that they should tell no man: but the more He charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: He makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. And they glorified the God of Israel.
In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said to them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way: for many of them came from far away.
And His disciples say to Him, from where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
And Jesus said to them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
And He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children: and He sent them away.
Brief visit to Dalmanutha in Galilee, sharp attack by Pharisees and Sadducees
And He sent away the multitude, and boarded a vessel, and came into the coasts of Magdala. And came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came forth, and began to question Him, seeking of Him a sign from heaven, tempting Him.
He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring (overcast). O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?
And He sighed deeply in His Spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And He left them, and departed.
Fourth retirement to Bethsaida- Dullness of disciples- Healing blind man
Now when His disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, and Herod.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
Which when Jesus perceived, He said to them, O you of little faith, why reason among yourselves, because you have brought no bread? Perceive you not yet, neither understand? Have you your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? Neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up? They say to Him, Twelve.
And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up? And they said, Seven.
How is it that you do not understand that I spoke it not to you concerning bread, that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Then they understood that He did not say to beware because of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine (teaching) of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
And He comes to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him.
And Jesus took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw anything.
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
And He sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
Near Caesarea Philippi, Yahshua tests the faith of the Twelve
Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi.
And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him: and He asked them, saying, Who do the people say that I am?
And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the old prophets is risen again.
And He said to them, But who do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said to Him, You are the Christ, the Anointed One of Yahweh.
And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father which is in heaven.
And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Assembly; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Then He charged His disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ.
Yahshua foretells He will be rejected, killed, and rise on the third day
From that time forth Jesus began to show to His disciples, how that He must go to Jerusalem, Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
And He spoke that saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be it far from you, Prince: this shall not be for You.
But when He had turned about and looked on His disciples, He turned, and rebuked Peter, saying, Get you behind me, Satan (adversary): Are you a trap for me, because you mind
And when He had called the people to Him with His disciples also, He said to them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
For what is a man profited or advantaged, if he shall gain the whole world (Society), and lose himself, or be cast away? and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
The coming of the Son of Man in that generation
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till when they should see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Transfiguration of Yahshua on mountain(possibly Hermon) near Caesarea
And after six days Jesus took with Him Peter, and James, and John, and lead them up into a high mountain apart by themselves to pray:
And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment became shining, and was white as light and glistering, so as no fuller (cloth dresser) on earth can whiten them.
And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah: and they were talking with Jesus. And spoke of His decease (departure) which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, as they departed from Him, Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: if You will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud, and behold a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you Him.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
And when the voice was past, Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. and suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, except Jesus only with themselves. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
Puzzle of 3 disciples about resurrection and Elijah on their way down the mountain
And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
And Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah shall truly come first, and restore all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought (despised).
But I say to you, That Elijah is indeed come already, and they knew him not, but have done to him whatsoever they wished, as it is written of him. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.
Demoniac boy whom disciples could not heal
And when He came to His disciples, He saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
And straightway all the people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed, and running to Him saluted Him.
And He asked the scribes, Why do you dispute with them?
And there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, and saying, Master, I have brought to You my only son, which has a dumb spirit;
And whereever he seizes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines (wastes) away: and I brought him to Your disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
Master, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed (miserable): for often he falls into the fire, and often into the waters, to destroy him: but if You can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
And He asked his father, How long ago is it since this came to him? And he said, Of a child.
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer (put up with) you? bring him here to me.
Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.
And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, I believe; help my
And as they brought him to Him: and when the evil spirit saw Jesus, straightway the spirit tore him (the child); and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
And Jesus rebuked the devil, saying to him, you dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him; And the spirit cried, and convulsing, came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose, and was delivered to the father.
And when He was come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could we not cast him out?
And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove from here to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
And he said to them, Howbeit this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting.
Returning privately through Galilee, again He foretells His death and resurrection
And they departed from there, and passed through Galilee; and He would not that any man should know it.
And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. And while they abode in Galilee, they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, and He said to His disciples, Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry.
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask Him of that saying.
Yahshua Messiah pays half-shekel for the Temple
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute (tax) money came to Peter, and said, does not your master pay tribute (tax)?
He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus anticipated Peter, saying, What do you think, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers (aliens)?
Peter said to Him, Of strangers (aliens). Jesus said to him, Then the children are free.
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a silver coin: take that, and give to them for me and you.
The Twelve contend about who shall be the greatest- Be childlike
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
And He came to Capernaum: and being in the house He asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way?
But they held their peace: for by the way, they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
At the same time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And He sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desires to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart,
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me: and whosoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mistaken zeal of apostle John rebuked by Yahshua in pertinent parables
And John answered Him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in Your name, and we forbade him, because he followed not with us.
But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
For he that is not against us is for us.
For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Woe to the
Wherefore if your hand or your foot offend you, cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life crippled or lame, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire, where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
And if your eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.
Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That in heaven their angels always look upon the face of my Father which is in heaven.
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost (put away in punishment).
What do you suppose? if a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety and nine, and go into the mountains, and seek that which is gone astray?
And if so be that he find it, verily I say to you, he rejoices more of that sheep, than of the
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Sinning brethren, forgiving a brother- Parable of unmerciful servant
Moreover if your brother shall trespass (do wrong) against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you have gained your brother.
But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the assembly: but if he neglects to hear the assembly, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican (tax collector).
Verily I say to you, Whoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as concerning any matter that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Then came Peter to Him, and said, Teacher, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus said to him, I say not to you, as many as seven times: but, as many as seventy times seven.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven compared to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
But not having it to repay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, and released him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him a hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their master all that was done.
Then his master, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you asked of me:
Should you not also have had compassion on your fellowservant, even as I had pity on you?
And his master was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts do not forgive every one his brother their trespasses.
Messiah's followers must give up everything
And a certain scribe came, and said to Him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.
And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay His head.
And He said to another, Follow me. But he said, Master, allow me first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
And another also said, Master, I will follow You; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Unbelieving brothers of Yahshua council Him to exhibit in Judea, He rejects advice
Now the Judaeans' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
His brethren therefore said to Him, Depart from here, and go into Judaea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You do.
For there is no man that does any thing in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world (Society).
For neither did his brethren believe in Him.
Then Jesus said to them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
The world (Society) cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
You go up to the feast: I do not yet go up to this feast; for my time is not yet fulfilled.
When He had said these words to them, He abode still in Galilee.
Yahshua goes privately to Jerusalem through Samaria
And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, he steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
And sent messengers before His face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him.
And they did not receive Him, because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem.
And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, Prince, do You wish that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did?
But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, you know not what manner of spirit you are of.
For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
But when His brethren were gone up, then He went also up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
Coming of Yahshua to Feast of Tabernacles creates excitement
Then the Judaeans sought Him at the feast, and said, Where is He?
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; rather He deceives the people.
Of course no man spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
And the Judaeans marveled, saying, How does this man know literature, having never been instructed?
Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine (teaching) is not mine, but his that sent me.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine (teaching), whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory (honor): but he that seeks his glory (honor) that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness (injustice) is in him.
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me?
The people answered and said, You have a devil: who seeks to kill You?
Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and you all marvel.
Moses therefore gave to you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers);and you on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
If a man on the sabbath day receives circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man entirely healthy on the sabbath day?
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this He, Whom they seek to kill?
But, lo, He speaks freely, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
But we know where this man is from: but when the Christ should come, no man knows where He is from.
Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying, you both know me, and you know from where I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom you know not.
But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.
Then they sought to take Him: but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour was not yet come.
And many of the people believed in Him, and said, When Christ comes, will He do more miracles than these which this Man has done?
The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to seize Him.
Then said Jesus to them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go to him that sent me.
You shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, there you cannot come.
Then said the Judaeans among themselves, Where will He go, that we shall not find Him? will He go to the dispersed among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
What manner of saying is this that He said, you shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, there you cannot come?
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.
He that believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(But this spoke He concerning the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes from of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
So there was a division among the people because of Him.
And some of them would have seized Him; but no man laid hands on Him.
Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said to them, Why have you not brought Him?
The officers answered, Not ever has a man spoken like this man.
Then the Pharisees answered them, Are you also deceived?
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in Him?
But this people who know not the law are cursed.
Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
Does our law judge any man, before it first hears from him, and know what he does?
They answered and said to him, are you also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee arises no prophet.
And every man went to his own house.
Story of adulterous woman brought to Yahshua for judgment
Jesus went to the mount of Olives.
And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down, and taught them.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
They say to Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what do You say?
This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not.
So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even to the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said to her, Woman, where are those your accusers? has no man condemned you?
She said, No man, Master. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.
Yahshua angers Pharisees by claiming to be the light of the world (Society)
Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the light of the world (Society): he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
The Pharisees therefore said to Him, you bear record of Yourself; Your record is not true.
Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know from where I come, and where I go; but you cannot tell from where I come, and where I go.
You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
I am one that bears witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.
Then said they to Him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, you neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you would have known my Father also.
These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.
Pharisees attempt to stone Yahshua when He exposes their sinfulness
Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I go, you cannot come.
Then said the Jews, Will He kill Himself? because He said, Where I go, you cannot come.
And He said to them, you are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world (Society); I am not of this world (Society).
I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sins.
Then said they to Him, Who are You? And Jesus said to them, Even the same that I said to you from the beginning.
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world (Society) those things which I have heard of him.
They understood not that He spoke to them of the Father.
Then said Jesus to them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.
And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.
Then Jesus said to those Judaeans which believed in Him, If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed;
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The Pharisees answered Him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how do You say, you shall be made free?
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin.
And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abides ever.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.
I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father.
They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this Abraham has not done.
You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.
You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own devices: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.
Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?
He that is of God hears God's words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.
Then answered the Jews, and said to Him, Do we not speak well, that you are a Samaritan, and You have a devil?
Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me.
And I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.
Verily, verily, I say to you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Then said the Jews to Him, Now we know that you have a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
Art you greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets which are dead: What do You make of Yourself?
Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:
Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Then said the Jews to Him, you are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?
Jesus said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Then they took up stones to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Yahshua heals born blind man who outwits Pharisees
And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.
As long as I am in the world (Society), I am the light of the world (Society).
When He had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened?
He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
Then said they to him, Where is He? He said, I know not.
They brought to the Pharisees him that was once blind.
And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed, and do see.
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because He keeps not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
They say to the blind man again, What do you say concerning Him, that He has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? how then does he now see?
His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that He was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
Then again they called the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man (Jesus) is a sinner.
He answered and said, Whether He (Jesus) be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, once I was blind, now I see.
Then they said to him again, What did He do to thee? how did He open your eyes?
He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: wherefore would you hear it again? will you also be His disciples?
Then they reviled him, and said, you are His disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not where He is from.
The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where He is, and yet He has opened mine eyes.
Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he will hear.
From of old it was not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
If this man were not of God, He could do nothing.
They answered and said to him, you were altogether born in sins, and you teach us? And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, do you believe on the Son of God?
He answered and said, Who is He, Master, that I might believe in Him?
And Jesus said to him, you have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you.
And he said, Teacher, I believe. And he worshipped Jesus.
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world (Society), that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
And some of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, Are we blind also?
Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.
Parable of Good Shepard
Verily, verily, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up
But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter (doorman) opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he callss his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable Jesus spoke to them: but they understood not what things they were which He spoke to them.
Then said Jesus to them again, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (preserved), and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
But he that is a hired hand, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf seizes them, and scatters the sheep.
The hired hand flees, because he is a hired hand, and cares not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (Jesus came only for the lost sheep of Israel and here He is speaking of the family (or race or kinsmen) of Adam through Isaac, His “other sheep.”)
Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
There was a division therefore again among the Jews because of these sayings.
And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why do you listen to Him?
Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? John 10:1-21
Mission of the 72
After these things Jesus appointed seventy-two others also, and sent them two each before His face into every city and place, where He Himself would come.
Therefore said He to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Carry neither purse, nor scrip (wallet), nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them, The kingdom of God is come near to you.
But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we wipe off against you: notwithstanding be sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come near to you.
But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, long ago, they would have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell.
He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises him that sent me.
And the seventy-two returned again with joy, saying, Teacher, even the devils are subject to us through Your name.
And He said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in Spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, that you have hid these things from the wise and prudent (intelligent), and have revealed them to babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight.
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and the Son shall reveal it to whom He should determine.
And He turned to His disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see:
For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
Lawyer's question as to eternal life- Parable of good Samaritan
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and making a trial of Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
He said to him, What is written in the law? how do you read?
And he answering said, you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
And He said to him, you have answered right: this do, and you shall live.
But he, wishing to deem himself righteous, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Which now of these three, do you think, was neighbor to him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and you do likewise.
Yahshua the guest of Martha and Mary
Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Master, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:
But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Model of prayer- Parable of importunate friend
And it came to pass, that, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him. Master, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
And He said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Yahweh. your kingdom come. your will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
And He said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you.
I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
Blasphemous accusations of league with Beelzebub
And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spoke; and the people wondered.
But some of them said, He casts out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
And others, tempting Him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falls.
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
When an armed strong man keeps his palace, his goods are in peace:
But when a stronger man than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he takes from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divides his spoils.
He that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathers not with Me scatters.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, it walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, it said, I will return to my house from where I came out.
And when it comes, it finds it swept and garnished (put in order).
Then it goes, and invites seven other spirits more wicked than itself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
And it came to pass, as He spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to Him, Blessed is the womb that bare You, and the paps which you have sucked.
But He said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
And when the people were gathered thick together, He began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a lampstand, that they which come in may see the light.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single (sincere), your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.
If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle gives you light.
What is the sign of Jonah?
Jonah was sent by Yahweh to preach repentance and to return to the laws of
Likewise Jesus was sent to the Adamic Society to preach repentance and the return to the law.
Jonah was in the belly of the whale 3 days and 3 nights.
Likewise Jesus was sent to the Netherworld, 3 days and 3 nights, to preach to the captives (descendants of Adam, all those who died before Christ) who were held by Beelzebub. Until this time, all those saints, patriarchs, and prophets could not be released from the Netherworld because only through the death of Christ can they, and we, be released from this bondage. Now their souls can rest, in a type of sleep (as described by Paul), until Judgment Day.
So the sign of Jonah represents the coming of Christ, Repent, step back into the law, and be saved (preserved).
Breakfast with a Pharisee- Denounces Pharisees and lawyers
And as He spoke, a certain Pharisee besought Him to dine with him: and He went in, and sat down to eat.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner.
And Jesus said to him, Now you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
You fools, did not He that made that which is outside make that which is inside also?
But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.
But woe to you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Woe to you, Pharisees! for you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as unmarked graves, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to Him, Master, thus saying You reproach (insult)
And He said, Woe to you also, you lawyers! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Woe to you! for you build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchres.
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world (Society), may be required of this generation;
From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say to you, It shall be required of this generation.
Woe to you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and you hindered (prohibited) them that were entering in.
And as He said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things:
Laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.
Hypocrisy, covetousness, worldly anxieties, and watchfulness
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trampled one upon another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be made known.
Therefore whatsoever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which you have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, Fear him.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings (pennysworth), and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.
Also I say to you, Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
But he that denies Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
And when they bring you to the synagogues, and to magistrates, and powers, take no thought how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say:
For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.
And one of the company said to Him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
And He said to him, Man, who appointed me a judge or a divider over you?
And He said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
And He spoke a parable to them, saying, The land of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to gather my fruits?
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I gather all my fruits and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
But God said to him, you fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?
So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
And He said to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on.
The soul is more than food, and the body is more than raiment (clothing).
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them: how much more are you better than the fowls?
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If you then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take you thought for the rest?
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?
And seek not what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world (Society) seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.
But rather seek the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell what you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
And you yourselves like to men that wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.
Blessed are those servants, whom the master when he comes shall find watching: verily I say to you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to eat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.
Then Peter said to Him, Teacher, do You speak this parable to us, or even to all?
And Jesus said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he comes shall find so doing.
Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has.
But if that servant say in his heart, My master delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
The master of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two, and will appoint him his portion with the faithless.
And that servant, which knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I constrained till it be accomplished!
Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:
For from here after there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And He said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, immediately you say, There comes a shower; and so it is.
And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass.
You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not know to examine this time?
Yes, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?
When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are in the way, give diligence that you may be delivered from him; lest he hale (arrest) you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer cast you into prison.
I tell you, you shall not depart from there, till you have paid the very last mite (cent).
All must repent or perish- Parable of barren fig tree
There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answering said to them, Suppose you that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think you that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then he said to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why should it cumber the ground?
And he answering said to him, Master, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung (fertilize) it:
And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.
Yahshua heals woman on Sabbath
And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed (hunched over) together, and could not straighten up completely.
And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said to her, Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.
And He laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said to the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
Jesus then answered him, and said, you hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
And when He had said these things, all His adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
Then said He, to what is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I compare it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and resulted in a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
And again He said, To what
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Yahshua will not yet openly say He is the Messiah
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Then came the Jews round about Him, and said to Him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
I and my Father are one.
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
Jesus answered them, Many good works I have showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?
The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that You, being a man, make yourself God.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods?
If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world (Society), you blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought again to take Him: but He escaped out of their hand.
Withdrawal from Jerusalem to Bethany beyond Jordan
And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there He abode.
And many resorted to Him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true.
Teaching in Perea, on journey toward Jerusalem- Warned against Herod Antipas
And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Then said one to Him, Master, are there few that be saved (preserved)? And He said to them,
Strive to enter in at the strait (narrow) gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, Master, Master, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know not from where you are:
Then you shall begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know not from where you are; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying to Him, Get out, and depart from here: for Herod will kill you.
And He said to them, Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected (finished).
Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets, and stones them that are sent to her (the bride, the children of Israel); how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not!
Behold, your house is left to you desolate: and verily I say to you, you shall not see me, until the time come when you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of Yahweh.
Dining with chief Pharisee, Yahshua again heals on Sabbath
And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched Him.
And, behold, there was a certain man before Him which had the dropsy (vertigo).
And Jesus answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go;
And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?
And they could not answer Him again to these things.
And He put forth a parable to those which were bidden (invited), when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them,
When you are bidden (invited) of any man to a wedding, do not sit down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you be bidden (invited) of him;
And he that bade (invited) you and him come and say to you, Give this man place; and you begin with shame to take the lowest room.
But when you are bidden (invited), go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade (invited) you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then you shall have honor in the presence of them that sit with you.
For whosoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
Then said He also to him that bade (called) Him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brethren, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also bid (invite) you again, and a recompence be made to you.
But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
And when one of them that sat at meal with Him heard these things, he said to Him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Then said He to him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade (invited) many:
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden (invited), Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray you have me excused.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray you have me excused.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and reported to these things his master. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring here the poor, and the maimed (crippled), and the lame, and the blind.
And the servant said, Master, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.
And the master said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
For I say to you, That none of those men which were bidden (invited) shall taste of my supper.
Great crowds follow Yahshua- Cost of discipleship
And there went great multitudes with Him: and He turned, and said to them,
If any man come to me, and hate not (to love less) his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first, and count the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
That perhaps, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first, and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and desires conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoever of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its savor, with what shall it be seasoned?
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
Yahshua receives sinners- 3 Parables (lost sheep, coin, and son)
Then all the publicans and sinners drew near to hear Him.
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.
And He spoke this parable to them, saying,
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
And He said, A certain man had two sons:
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living.
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave to him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you,
And am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
And he said to him, your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore his father out came, and called to him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed the fatted calf for him.
And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.
It was necessary that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
3 Parables on stewardship
And He said also to His disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the steward was accused to him that he had wasted his goods.
And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may no longer be steward.
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my master takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; and I am ashamed to beg.
I am resolved what to do in order that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
So he called every one of his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much do you owe to my master?
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Then he said to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write fourscore (80).
And the master commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world (age) are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon (riches) of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon (riches), who will commit to your trust the true riches?
And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (riches).
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous (lovers of money), heard all these things: and they scorned Him.
And He said to them, you are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man forces his way into it.
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle (stroke) of the law to fail.
Whosoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery: and whosoever marries her that is put away from her husband commits adultery.
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lifts up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from here
Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Then He said to the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe to him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
And if he trespass against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him.
And the apostles said to Jesus, Increase our faith.
And He said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this sycamore tree, Be plucked up by the root, and be planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say to him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to eat?
And will not rather say to him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward you shall eat and drink?
Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow (think) not.
So likewise, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Yahshua raises Lazarus from the dead
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
(It was that Mary which anointed Prince Yahshua with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
Therefore his sisters sent to Him, saying, Master, behold, he whom You love is sick.
When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
When He had heard therefore that he was sick, He remained two days still in the same place where He was.
Then after that said He said to His disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
His disciples say to Him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone You; and You go there again?
Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world (order).
But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.
These things said He: and after that He said to them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Then said His disciples, Master, if he sleep, he shall do well (he shall be preserved).
Now Jesus spoke of His death: but they thought that He had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
Then said Jesus to them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him.
Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus (Twin), to his fellow disciples, Must we also go, that we may die with him?
Then when Jesus came, He found that Lazarus had lain in the grave four days already.
Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
And many of the Judaeans came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him: but Mary sat still in the house.
Then Martha said to Jesus, Master, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
But I know, that even now, whatsoever You will ask of God, God will give it to You.
Jesus said to her, your brother shall be resurrected again.
Martha said to him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?
She said to Him, Yes, Master: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world (Society).
And when she had said so, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is come, and calls for you.
As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came to Him.
Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him.
The Judaeans then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goes to the grave to weep there.
Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, Master, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Judaeans also weeping which came with her, He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
And said, Where have you laid him? They said to Him, Master, come and see.
Then said the Judaeans, Behold how He loved Lazarus!
And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
Jesus therefore again groaning in Himself
Jesus said, Take you away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said to Him, Master, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days.
Jesus said to her, Said I not to you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
And I know that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me.
And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said to them, Loose him, and let him go.
Effects of raising of Lazarus
Then many of the Judaeans which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed in Him.
But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What do we do? for this man does many miracles.
If we let him alone, all men will believe in Him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said to them, you know nothing at all,
Nor consider that it is expedient (advantageous) for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
And this he spoke not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
And not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of Yahweh that were scattered abroad.
Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put Him to death.
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went from there to a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with His disciples.
Yahshua starts on last journey to Jerusalem by way of Samaria and Galilee
And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
And when He saw them, He said to them, Go show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
There are not found that returned to give glory to God, except this stranger.
And He said to him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.
And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation:
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within (among) you.
And He said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.
And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
For even as lightning flashing illuminates from beneath this part of heaven to beneath that part of heaven, so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return for the things behind.
Remember Lot's wife.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one couch; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
And they answered and said to Him, Where, Master? And He said to them, Wheresoever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Parables on prayer
And He spoke a parable to them to this end, that men should always to pray, and not to faint (falter); Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
And Jesus said, Hear what the unjust judge said.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?
And He spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote (beat) upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
Going from Galilee through Perea, teachings concerning divorce
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; and the people come to Him again; and, as He was accustomed, He taught them again, and He healed them there..
The Pharisees also came to Him, tempting Him, and saying to Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
And He answered and said to them, What did Moses command you?
And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
And He answered and said to them, Have you not read, that from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (separate).
They say to Him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say to you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.
His disciples say to Him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good (of no advantage) to marry.
But He said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, except they to whom it is given.
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Yahshua, children, and failure of the disciples' understanding
And they brought young children to Him, that He should put His hands on them and pray: and His disciples rebuked those that brought them.
But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said to them,
Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.
And He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them, and departed from there.
Perils of riches
And when He was gone forth into the way, there came one running, a certain ruler, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
And He said to him, Why do you call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
He said to Him, Which? Jesus said, you know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, honor your father and mother: and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The young man said to Him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what yet do I lack?
Then Jesus said to him, Yet you lack one thing if you will be perfect: go your way, sell whatsoever you have, and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then Jesus looked round about and said to His disciples, Verily I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved (preserved)?
But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Then answered Peter and said to Him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed You; what then is there for us?
And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, That you which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And every one that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands (farm), for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Yahshua again fortells death and resurrection - rebukes selfish ambition of James and John
And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And He took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen to Him, saying,
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the heathens to mock: and to scourge, and shall spit upon him, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons James and John, worshipping Him, and desiring a certain thing of Him.
And He said to her,
But Jesus answered and said, you know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say to Him, We are able.
And He said to them, you shall drink indeed of the cup that I drink of, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.
But Jesus called them to Him, and said, you know that the princes of the nations exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Then He took to Him the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
For he shall be delivered to the nations, and shall be mocked, and spitefully treated, and spit on:
And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither did they know the things which were spoken.
Blind Bartimaeus and his companion healed
And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passes by.
And the multitude rebuked them, because they should their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Master, you Son of David.
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise; He calls you.
And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
And Jesus answered and said to him, What do you wish that I should do for you? The blind man said to Him, Master, that our eyes may be opened.
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes, and He said to them, Go your way; your faith has made you whole. And immediately they received
Yahshua visits Zacchaeus, sets out for Jerusalem
And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
And he sought to see Jesus who He was; and could not because of the crowd, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him: for He was to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at your house.
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
And Zacchaeus stood, and said to Jesus; Behold, Master, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
And Jesus said to him, This day is salvation (preservation) come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
And as they heard these things, He added and spoke a parable, because He was near to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come.
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying, Master, your pound has gained ten pounds.
And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, you have authority over ten cities.
And the second came, saying, Master, your pound has gained five pounds.
And he said likewise to him, Be you also over five cities.
And another came, saying, Master, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
For I feared you, because you are an austere (harsh) man: you take that which you lay not down, and reap that which you did not sow.
And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. you knew that I was an austere (harsh) man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
And he said to them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that has ten pounds.
(And they said to him, Master, he has ten pounds.)
For I say to you, That to every one which has shall be given; and from him that has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
But those my enemies, who do not want me to reign over them, bring here, and slay them before me.
And when He had thus spoken, He went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
Yahshua arrives at Bethany, near Jerusalem- Triumphant entry into Jerusalem
And the Judaeans' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
Then they sought for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think you, that He will not come to the feast?
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where He was, he should show it, that they might take Him.
Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom He raised from the dead.
Many people of Judaea therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He had raised from the dead.
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
Because that by reason of him many of the Judaeans went away, and believed in Jesus.
And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage and Bethany, to the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
And said to them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as you be entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, whereon man never sat; loose him, and bring him.
And if any man ask you, Why do you loose him? thus shall you say to him, Because the Prince has need of him.
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and found the colt tied by the door outside, just as He said; and they loosed him.
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Tell you the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them, Why loose you the colt?
And they said to the disciples even as Jesus had said; and the disciples said, The Son of David has need of him: and they let them go.
And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
And as He went, many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed (spread) them in the way.
And when He was come near, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that comes in the name of Yahweh; Hosanna in the highest, peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.
The people therefore that were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
For this cause the people also met Him, for they heard that He had done this miracle.
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world (Society) is gone after Him.
And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to Him, Master, rebuke your disciples.
And He answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it,
Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong to your peace! but now they are hid from your eyes.
For the days shall come upon you, that your enemies shall cast a trench about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side,
And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another; because you knew not the time of your visitation.
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when He had looked round about upon all things, and the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple; and He healed them.
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were irritated,
And said to Him, Do You hear what things they say? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read: Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have restored praise?
And now the eventide was come, He went out of the city to Bethany with the twelve, and He lodged there.
Barren fig tree cursed- Second cleansing of Temple
And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany into the city, He was hungry:
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if perhaps He might find anything thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
And Jesus answered and said to it, Let no fruit grow on you here forward for ever. And His disciples heard it. And presently the fig tree withered away.
And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple of God, and began to cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
And would not permit that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
And said to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy Him: for they feared Him, because all the people were very attentive to hear him, and were astonished at His doctrine (teaching).
Desire of some Greeks to see Yahshua puzzles the disciples, agitation of
Christ's soul to interpret life and death as sacrifice and to show how by
being “lifted up” He will draw all men to Him
And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
Philip comes and tells Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come that the Son of man should be magnified.
Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates (love less) his life in this world (Society) shall keep it to life eternal.
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
Now my soul is troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this reason I came to this hour.
Father, magnify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both magnified it, and will magnify it again.
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to Him.
Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
Now is the judgment of this world (Society): now shall the ruler of this world (Society) be cast out.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.
This He said, signifying what sort of death He was about to die.
The people answered Him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abides for ever: and how say You, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes.
While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide Himself from them.
But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not in Him:
That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Yahweh, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?
Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
These things said Isaiah, when he saw His glory, and spoke of Him.
Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Jesus cried and said, He that believes in me, believes not in me, but in him that sent me.
And he that sees me sees him that sent me.
I am the light having come into the world (Society), that whosoever believes in me should not abide in darkness.
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world (Society), but to save the world (Society).
He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.
The barren fig tree found to have withered
And when evening was come, He went out of the city.
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
And Peter calling to remembrance said to Him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you cursed is withered away.
And Jesus answering said to them, Do you have faith in Yahweh God?
Verily I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if he shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; it shall be done.
And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple; and at night He went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, to hear Him.
Sanhedrin formally challenges authority of Yahshua as an accredited teacher
And they come again to Jerusalem: and as He was walking in the temple, there came to Him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
And say to Him, Tell us by what authority do You do these things? and who gave You this authority to do these things?
And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I in likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The baptism of John,
But and if we shall say, Of men; all the people will stone us, for they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And He said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.
He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
And he came to the second son, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
Which of the two did the will of his father? They say to Him, The first. Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, repented not afterward, that you might believe him.
Then He began to speak to the people this parable; There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did to them likewise.
And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
Then said the master of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the master of the vineyard when he comes, do to those husbandmen?
And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is Yahweh's doing, and it is a wonder in our eyes?
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on Him, for they perceived that He had spoken this parable against them; and they feared the people, because they took Him for a prophet.
And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,
The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden (invited) to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden (invited), Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and treated them spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was angry: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden (invited) were not worthy.
Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid (invite) to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
And he said to him, Friend, how did you come here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
Pharisees and Herodians try to ensnare Yahshua about paying tribute to Ceasar
And the Pharisees and Herodians watched Him, and sent forth spies, which should feign (pretend) themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, so they might deliver Him to the power and authority of the governor (Pilate).
And they sent out to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and teach the way of Yahweh God in truth, neither do You care for any man: for you regard not the person (stature, perception) of men.
Tell us therefore, What do You think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Shall we give, or shall we not give? But He, knowing their hypocrisy, and perceived their craftiness and wickedness, said to them, Why do you tempt me, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax, that I may see it. And they brought to Him a penny.
And He said to them, Whose is this image and superscription?
And they answered and said to Him, Caesar's.
And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.
And they could not take hold of His words before the people: and they marveled at His answer, and held their peace, and left Him, and went their way..
Sadducees question about the resurrection
The same day came to Him certain of the Sadducees, which say, that there is no resurrection, and asked Him,
Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children, leaving no seed.
And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
Therefore in the resurrection, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for all seven had her to wife.
Jesus answered and said to them, you do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
The children of this world (age) marry, and are given in marriage:
But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain (light upon, make ready) that world (age), and the resurrection, when they shall rise from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living: you therefore do greatly err.
Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have said well.
And after that they dared not ask Him any question at all.
And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at His doctrine.
Pharisees rejoice over rout of Sadducees- Lawyer asks legal question
But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and saying,
Master, which is the great commandment of all in the law?
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel;
And the second is like to it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
And the scribe said to Him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but He:
And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, He said to him, you are not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that dared to ask Him any question.
Joy of the multitudes-
Messiah's descent from David and Lordship over David
While He taught in the temple, the scribes and Pharisees were gathered together, and Jesus asked them, Saying, What do you think of Christ? whose son is he? They say to Him, The Son of David.
For in the book of Psalms (110:1), How then does David in spirit call him Master, saying, Yahweh said to my Master, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.
David therefore himself calls him Master, how is he then his son? And the common people heard Him gladly.
And no man was able to answer Him a word, neither dared any man from that day forth ask Him any more questions.
Heritage of the Anglo-Saxon Race
Adam and Eve begat Seth
(Abel was murdered by Cain, who was Eve and the serpent-Devil's- son) Gen 3:15
Seth on up through Noah, Noah's son Shem on up through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Jacob (Israel) and his 12 sons, one being Judah.
Judah on up through Jesse, father of David.
(See again, Matt 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38) This is Joseph and Mary's line up to Jesus.
Now the Kings of Ireland and Scotland are also in the line of David. These are the descendants of Zedekiah's daughters who left during the Babylonian captivity and went from the land of Canaan, to Egypt, then to Spain, then to Ireland and Scotland, and eventually England. This line leads up to Queen Elizabeth II. The stone, called “Jacob's Pillar” is the stone he laid his head upon and had a dream. Gen 28:10-22. This stone was carried from Haran and ultimately resides under the coronation chair in England. All these kings and queens were crowned over it.
Have you yet noticed that the ancient Israelites are not Jews?
To clarify: Cain's descendants mixed with Esau's descendants. These later became known as Canaanites and Edomites, and went on to take over the sects of the Saducces and Pharisees, which Jesus rebuked and scorned, and ultimately today's time, the
Last public discourse, Yahshua denounces the Scribes and Pharisees
Then in the audience of all the people He said to His disciples,
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
All therefore whatsoever they tell you observe, that observe and do; but according to their deeds you do not do: for they say, and do not.
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
But all their works they do to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders (fringes) of their garments,
And He said to them in His teaching, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
But you should not be called Rabbi: for One is your Teacher, even Christ; and you are all brethren.
And call no man your father upon the earth (Catholics!!!): for One is your Father, which is in heaven.
Neither should you be called guides: for One is your Guide, the Christ.
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow them that are entering to go in.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore you shall receive the greater damnation.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte (convert), and when he is made, you make him twofold (twice as much) more the child of hell than yourselves.
You fools and blind: for what is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty (obligated).
You fools and blind: for what is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon.
And whoso shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein.
And he that shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits thereon.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these you should have done, and not to leave the other undone.
You blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Thou blind Pharisee, clean first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like to whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity (lawlessness).
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Wherefore you be witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of them which killed the prophets.
You shall fulfill the measure of your fathers.
You serpents, you generation (race) of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?
Wherefore, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them you shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you slew between the temple and the altar.
Verily I say to you, All these things shall come upon this generation (race).
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that killest the prophets, and stoned them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!
Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
For I say to you, you shall not see me from now until you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of Yahweh.
Yahshua observes contributions in the Temple, commends poor widow's gift
And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And He called to Him His disciples, and said to them, Verily I say to you, That this poor widow has cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
For all they did cast in from out of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, her whole substance.
On Mount of Olives, He speaks to His Disciples about destruction of
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him to show Him the buildings of the temple.
And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, Jesus said to them, See you not all these great buildings? verily I say to you, the days will come, in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And as He sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately,
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what is the sign of Your coming, and of the consummation of the age, when all these things shall be fulfilled?
And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall deceive many.
And you shall hear of wars and rumors (reports) of wars and commotions: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must first come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Then He said to them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
And great earthquakes shall be in various places, and famines and troubles, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall beat and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
And it shall be to you for a testimony.
Set it therefore in your hearts, not to practice beforehand what you shall answer:
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict nor resist.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And you shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you they shall cause to be put to death.
And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
But there shall not a hair of your head perish.
In your endurance must you gain your lives.
And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.
But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved (preserved).
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world (Society) for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.
But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it should not, in the holy place (let him that reads understand), then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: and let them which are in the middle of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter therein.
For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
But woe to them that are withchild, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the nations, until the times of the nations be fulfilled.
But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
For in those days shall be affliction and tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created to this time, neither shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved (preserved): but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, those days shall be shortened.
And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect.
But take heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
Wherefore if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, the seas and the waves roaring; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud in the midst of power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
And He said to them Now learn a parable of the fig tree, and all the trees; When her branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
So likewise you, when you see these things come to pass, you know that the kingdom of God is near at hand.
Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noah were, so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,<