After this manner; you should pray, Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed is Your Name.
“This is the day which Yahweh has made; We will
rejoice and be glad in it”! (Psalms 118:24)
This is the day to be joyfully encouraged!
For today, you hold in your hand, a faithful English
translation of the Word of Yahweh, our One True
God Almighty and Creator of all this is!
Natural Israelite Bible English Version
Books of the New Covenant
1:1 The book of the genealogy of Yah’shua the
Messiah, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
1:2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and
Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
1:3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar,
Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram.
1:4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot
Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon.
1:5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot
Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,
1:6 Jesse begot David the king. David begot
Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.
1:7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot
Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.
1:8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot
Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah.
1:9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz,
and Ahaz begot Hezekiah.
1:10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot
Amon, and Amon begot Josiah.
1:11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers
about the time they were taken to Babylon.
1:12 And after they were brought to Babylon,
Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot
1:13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot
Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor.
1:14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and
Achim begot Eliud.
1:15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan,
and Matthan begot Jacob.
1:16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of
Mary, of whom was born the Messiah who is
1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to
David are fourteen generations, from David until
the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations,
and from the captivity in Babylon until the
Messiah are fourteen generations.
1:18 Now the birth of Yah’shua the Messiah
was as follows: After His mother Mary was
betrothed to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child conceived of His Holy
1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man,
and not wanting to make her a public example,
was minded to put her away [divorce] secretly.
1:20 But while he thought about these things,
behold, an angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a
dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be
afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that
which is conceived in her is of His Holy Spirit.
1:21 "And she will bring forth a Son, and His
name [Yah’shua] shall mean Elohim is with us,
for He will save His people from their sins."
1:22 So all this was done that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken by Yahweh through
the prophet, saying:
1:23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and
bear a Son, and His name [Yah’shua] shall cause
you to think in your hearts ‘Immanuel’, which is
translated, “Elohim [God] is with us”
1:24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did
as the angel of Yahweh commanded him and
took to him his wife,
1:25 and was not physically intimate with her till
after she had brought forth her firstborn Son.
And he called His name Yah’shua.
2:1 Now after Yah’shua was born in Bethlehem
of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold,
wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
2:2 saying, "Where is He who has been born
King of the Hebrews? For we have seen His star
in the East and have come to worship Him."
2:3 When Herod the king heard this, he was
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 Then he had gathered all the chief priests and
scribes of the people together and inquired of
them where the Messiah was to be born.
2:5 So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea,
for thus it is written by the prophet:
2:6 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.' "
2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the
wise men, determined from them what time the
2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said,
"Go and search carefully for the young Child,
and when you have found Him, bring back word
to me, that I may come and worship Him also."
2:9 When they heard the king, they departed; and
behold, the star which they had seen in the East
went before them, till it came and stood over
where the young Child was.
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with
exceedingly great joy.
2:11 And when they had come 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
gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
2:12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that
they should not return to Herod, they departed
for their own country another way.
2:13 Now when they had departed, behold, an
angel of Yahweh appeared to Joseph in a dream,
saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His
mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring
you word; for Herod will seek the young Child
to destroy Him."
2:14 When he arose, he took the young Child
and His mother by night and departed for Egypt,
2:15 and was there until the death of Herod, that
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Yahweh through the prophet, saying, "Out of
Egypt I called My Son."
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was
deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly
angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the
male children who were in Bethlehem and in all
its districts, from two years old and under,
according to the time which he had determined
from the wise men.
2:17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by
Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
2:18 "A voice was heard in Ramah,
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more."
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an
angel of Yahweh appeared in a dream to Joseph
2:20 saying, "Arise, take the young Child and
His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those
who sought the young Child's life are dead."
2:21 Then he arose, took the young Child and
His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus was
reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod,
he was afraid to go there. And being warned by
Yahweh in a dream, he turned aside into the
region of Galilee.
2:23 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
3:1 In those days John the Baptist came
preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
3:2 and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of
heaven is at hand!"
3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by the
prophet Isaiah, saying:
"The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
'Prepare the way of Yahweh;
Make His paths straight.' "
3:4 And John himself was clothed in camel's
hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his
food was locust beans and wild honey.
3:5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region
around the Jordan went out to him
3:6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan,
confessing their sins.
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and
Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to
them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee
from the wrath to come?
3:8 "Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,
3:9 "and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We
have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you
that Yahweh is able to raise up children to
Abraham from these stones.
3:10 "And even now the ax is laid to the root of
the trees. Therefore every tree which does not
bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the
3:11 "I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance, but He who is coming after me is
mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy
to carry. He will baptize you with His Holy
Spirit and fire.
3:12 "His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He
will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor,
and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will
burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
3:13 Then Yah’shua came from Galilee to John
at the Jordan to be baptized by
3:14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I
need to be baptized by You, and are You coming
3:15 But Yah’shua answered and said to him,
"Permit it to be so now, for now it is fitting for
us to complete all righteousness." Then he
3:16 When He had been immersed, Yah’shua
came up immediately from the water; and
behold, the skies were opened to Him, and He
saw the Spirit of Yahweh descending like a dove
and alighting upon Him.
3:17 And suddenly a voice came from the sky,
saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am
4:1 Then Yah’shua was led up by His Spirit into
the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty
nights, afterward He was hungry.
4:3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said,
"If You are the Son of Yahweh, command that
these stones become bread."
4:4 But He answered and said, "It is written,
'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
word that proceeds from the mouth of Yahweh.’”
4:5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy
city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
4:6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of
Yahweh, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
'He shall give His angels charge over you,'
'In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.' "
4:7 Yah’shua said to him, "It is written again,
'You shall not tempt Yahweh your God.' "
4:8 Again, the devil took Him up on an
exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all
the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
4:9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will
give You if You will fall down and worship me."
4:10 Then Yah’shua said to him, "Away with
you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship
Yahweh your God, and Him only you shall
4:11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels
came and ministered to Him.
4:12 Now when Yah’shua heard that John had
been put in prison, He departed to Galilee.
4:13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt
in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions
of Zebulun and Naphtali,
4:14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
4:15 "The land of Zebulun and the land of
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles:
4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a
And upon those who sat in the region and
shadow of death
Light has dawned."
4:17 From that time Yah’shua began to preach
and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven
is at hand."
4:18 And Yah’shua, walking by the Sea of
Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter,
and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the
sea; for they were fishermen.
4:19 Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I
will make you fishers of men."
4:20 They immediately left their nets and
4:21 Going on from there, He saw two other
brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his
brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father,
mending their nets. He called them,
4:22 and immediately they left the boat and their
father, and followed Him.
4:23 And Yah’shua went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, preaching the
gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of
sickness and all kinds of disease among the
4:24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria;
and they brought to Him all sick people who
were afflicted with various diseases and
torments, and those who were demon-possessed,
epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
4:25 Great multitudes followed Him-from
Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea,
and beyond the Jordan.
5:1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a
mountain, and when He was seated His disciples
came to Him.
5:2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them,
5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5:5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
For they shall be filled.
5:7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see Yahweh.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of Yahweh.
5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:11 "Blessed are you when they revile and
persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against
you falsely for My sake.
5:12 "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great
is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted
the prophets who were before you.
5:13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt
loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is
then good for nothing but to be thrown out and
trampled underfoot by men.
5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city that
is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
5:15 "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a
basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to
all who are in the house.
5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works and glorify your
Father in heaven.
5:17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the
Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy
but to fulfill.
5:18 "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and
earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no
means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
5:19 "Whoever therefore breaks one of the least
of these commandments, and teaches men so,
shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven;
but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be
called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 "For I say to you, that unless your
righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the
scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means
enter the kingdom of heaven.
5:21 "You have heard that it was said to those of
old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders
will be in danger of the judgment.'
5:22 "But I say to you that whoever is angry with
his brother without a cause shall be in danger of
the judgment. And whoever says to his brother,
'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But
whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of
the fire in the Valley of Hinnom [city dump].
5:23 "Therefore if you bring your gift to the
altar, and there remember that your brother has
something against you,
5:24 "leave your gift there before the altar, and
go your way. First be reconciled to your brother,
and then come and offer your gift.
5:25 "Agree with your adversary quickly, while
you are on the way with him, lest your adversary
deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over
to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.
5:26 "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no
means get out of there till you have paid the last
5:27 "You have heard that it was said to those of
old, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
5:28 "But I say to you that whoever looks at a
woman to lust for her has already committed
adultery with her in his heart.
5:29 "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it
out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable
for you that one of your members perish, than for
your whole body to be cast into the Valley of
Hinnom [city dump].
5:30 "And if your right hand causes you to sin,
cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more
profitable for you that one of your members
perish, than for your whole body to be cast into
the Valley of Hinnom [city dump].
5:31 "Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever
divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of
5:32 "But I say to you that whoever divorces his
wife for any reason except sexual immorality
causes her to commit adultery; and whoever
marries a woman who is divorced commits
5:33 "Again you have heard that it was said to
those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but
shall perform your oaths to Yahweh.'
5:34 "But I say to you, do not swear at all:
neither by heaven, for it is Yahweh's throne;
5:35 "nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor
by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
5:36 "Nor shall you swear by your head, because
you cannot make one hair white or black.
5:37 "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,'
'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the
5:38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye
for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'
5:39 "But I tell you not to resist an evil person.
But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn
the other to him also.
5:40 "If anyone wants to sue you and take away
your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
5:41 "And whoever compels you to go one mile,
go with him two.
5:42 "Give to him who asks you, and from him
who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
5:43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall
love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
5:44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless
those who curse you, do good to those who hate
you, and pray for those who spitefully use you
and persecute you,
5:45 "that you may be sons of your Father in
heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil
and on the good, and sends rain on the just and
on the unjust.
5:46 "For if you love those who love you, what
reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors
do the same?
5:47 "And if you greet your brethren only, what
do you do more than others? Do not even the tax
collectors do so?
5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your
Father in heaven is perfect.
6:1 "Take heed that you do not do your
charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them.
Otherwise you have no reward from your Father
6:2 "Therefore, when you do a charitable deed,
do not sound a trumpet before you as the
hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory from men.
Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
6:3 "But when you do a charitable deed, do not
let your left hand know what your right hand is
6:4 "that your charitable deed may be in secret;
and your Father who sees in secret will Himself
reward you openly.
6:5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like
the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in
the synagogues and on the corners of the streets,
that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say
to you, they have their reward.
6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room,
and when you have shut your door, pray to your
Father who is in the secret place; and your Father
who sees in secret will reward you openly.
6:7 "And when you pray, do not use vain
repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that
they will be heard for their many words.
6:8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your
Father knows the things you have need of before
you ask Him.
6:9 "In this manner [example], therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
6:10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
6:12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
6:13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the
glory forever. Amam.
6:14 "For if you forgive men their trespasses,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
6:15 "But if you do not forgive men their
trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
6:16 "Moreover, when you fast, do not be like
the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they
disfigure their faces that they may appear to men
to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have
6:17 "But you, when you fast, anoint your head
and wash your face,
6:18 "so that you do not appear to men to be
fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret
place; and your Father who sees in secret will
reward you openly.
6:19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on
earth, where moth and rust destroy and where
thieves break in and steal;
6:20 "but lay up for yourselves treasures in
heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and
where thieves do not break in and steal.
6:21 "For where your treasure is, there your heart
will be also.
6:22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If
therefore your eye is good, your whole body will
be full of light.
6:23 "But if your eye is bad, your whole body
will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that
is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either
he will hate the one and love the other, or else he
will be loyal to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve Yahweh and mammon.
6:25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about
your life, what you will eat or what you will
drink; nor about your body, what you will put
on. Is not life more than food and the body more
6:26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither
sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more
value than they?
6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one
cubit to his stature?
6:28 "So why do you worry about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow:
they neither toil nor spin;
6:29 "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in
all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
6:30 "Now if Yahweh so clothes the grass of the
field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown
into the oven, will He not much more clothe you,
O you of little faith?
6:31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What
shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What
shall we wear?'
6:32 "For after all these things the Gentiles seek.
For your heavenly Father knows that you need
all these things.
6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of Yahweh and
His righteousness, and all these things shall be
added to you.
6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
7:1 "Judge not, that you be not judged.
7:2 "For with what judgment you judge, you will
be judged; and with the measure you use, it will
be measured back to you.
7:3 "And why do you look at the speck in your
brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in
your own eye?
7:4 "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me
remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a
plank is in your own eye?
7:5 "Hypocrite! First remove the plank from
your own eye, and then you will see clearly to
remove the speck from your brother's eye.
7:6 "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor
cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample
them under their feet, and turn and tear you in
7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and
you will find; knock, and it will be opened to
7:8 "For everyone who asks receives, and he
who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will
7:9 "Or what man is there among you who, if his
son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
7:10 "Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a
7:11 "If you then, being evil, know how to give
good gifts to your children, how much more will
your Father who is in heaven give good things to
those who ask Him!
7:12 "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to
you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the
7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the
gate and broad is the way that leads to
destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is
the way which leads to life, and there are few
who find it.
7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to
you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are
7:16 "You will know them by their fruits. Do
men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from
7:17 "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit,
but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
7:18 "A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can
a bad tree bear good fruit.
7:19 "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is
cut down and thrown into the fire.
7:20 "Therefore by their fruits you will know
7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord,
Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast
out demons in Your name, and done many
wonders in Your name?'
7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never
knew you; depart from Me, you who practice
7:24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of
Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise
man who built his house on the rock:
7:25 "and the rain descended, the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it
did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
7:26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of
Mine, and does not do them, will be like a
foolish man who built his house on the sand:
7:27 "and the rain descended, the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it
fell. And great was its fall."
7:28 And so it was, when Yah’shua had ended
these sayings, that the people were astonished at
7:29 for He taught them as one having authority,
and not as the scribes.
8:1 When He had come down from the
mountain, great multitudes followed Him.
8:2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped
Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can
make me clean."
8:3 Then Yah’shua put out His hand and touched
him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed."
Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
8:4 And Yah’shua said to him, "See that you tell
no one; but go your way, show yourself to the
priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded,
as a testimony to them."
8:5 Now when Yah’shua entered Capernaum, a
centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,
8:6 saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home
paralyzed, dreadfully tormented."
8:7 And Yah’shua said to him, "I will come and
8:8 The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I
am not worthy that You should come under my
roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will
8:9 "For I also am a man under authority, having
soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,'
and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he
comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does
8:10 When Yah’shua heard it, He marveled, and
said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to
you, I have not found such great faith, not even
8:11 "And I say to you that many will come from
east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
8:12 "But the sons of the kingdom will be cast
out into outer darkness. There will be weeping
and gnashing of teeth."
8:13 Then Yah’shua said to the centurion, "Go
your way; and as you have believed, so let it be
done for you." And his servant was healed that
8:14 Now when Yah’shua had come into Peter's
house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a
8:15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left
her. And she arose and served them.
8:16 When evening had come, they brought to
Him many who were demon-possessed. And He
cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all
who were sick,
8:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
"He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses."
8:18 And when Yah’shua saw great multitudes
about Him, He gave a command to depart to the
8:19 Then a certain scribe came and said to Him,
"Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go."
8:20 And Yah’shua said to him, "Foxes have
holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son
of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
8:21 Then another of His disciples said to Him,
"Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
8:22 But Yah’shua said to him, "Follow Me, and
let the dead bury their own dead."
8:23 Now when He got into a boat, His disciples
8:24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the
sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves.
But He was asleep.
8:25 Then His disciples came and awoke Him
saying "Yah’shua save us! We are perishing!"
8:26 But He said to them, "Why are you fearful,
O you of little faith?" Then He arose and
rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a
8:27 So the men marveled, saying, "Who can this
be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
8:28 When He had come to the other side, to the
country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two
demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs,
exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that
8:29 And suddenly they cried out, saying, "What
have we to do with You, Yah’shua, You Son of
Yahweh? Have You come here to torment us
before the time?"
8:30 Now a good way off from them there was a
herd of many swine feeding.
8:31 So the demons begged Him, saying, "If You
cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of
8:32 And He said to them, "Go." So when they
had come out, they went into the herd of swine.
And suddenly the whole herd of swine ran
violently down the steep place into the sea, and
perished in the water.
8:33 Then those who kept them fled; and they
went away into the city and told everything,
including what had happened to the demonpossessed
8:34 And behold, the whole city came out to
meet Yah’shua. And when they saw Him, they
begged Him to depart from their region.
9:1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and
came to His own city.
9:2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic
lying on a bed. When Yah’shua saw their faith,
He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer;
your sins are forgiven you."
9:3 And at once some of the scribes said within
themselves, "This Man blasphemes!"
9:4 But Yah’shua, knowing their thoughts, said,
"Why do you think evil in your hearts?
9:5 "For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are
forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'?
9:6 "But that you may know that the Son of Man
has power on earth to forgive sins"-then He said
to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go
to your house."
9:7 And he arose and departed to his house.
9:8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they
marveled and glorified Yahweh, who had given
such power to men.
9:9 As Yah’shua passed on from there, He saw a
man named Matthew sitting at the tax office.
And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose
and followed Him.
9:10 Now it happened, as Yah’shua sat at the
table in the house, that behold, many tax
collectors and sinners came and sat down with
Him and His disciples.
9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to
His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with
tax collectors and sinners?"
9:12 When Yah’shua heard that, He said to them,
"Those who are well have no need of a
physician, but those who are sick.
9:13 "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire
mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to
call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
9:14 Then the disciples of John came to Him,
saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often,
but Your disciples do not fast?"
9:15 And Yah’shua said to them, "Can the
friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the
bridegroom is with them? But the days will come
when the bridegroom will be taken away from
them, and then they will fast.
9:16 "No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on
an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the
garment, and the tear is made worse.
9:17 "Nor do they put new wine into old
wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine
is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they
put new wine into new wineskins, and both are
9:18 While He spoke these things to them,
behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying,
"My daughter has just died, but come and lay
Your hand on her and she will live."
9:19 So Yah’shua arose and followed him, and
so did His disciples.
9:20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of
blood for twelve years came from behind and
touched the hem of His garment.
9:21 For she said to herself, "If only I may touch
His garment, I shall be made well."
9:22 But Yah’shua turned around, and when He
saw her He said, "Be of good cheer, daughter;
your faith has made you well." And the woman
was made well from that hour.
9:23 When Yah’shua came into the ruler's house,
and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd
9:24 He said to them, "Make room, for the girl is
not dead, but sleeping." And they laughed Him
9:25 But when the crowd was outside, He went
in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
9:26 And the report of this went out into all that
9:27 When Yah’shua departed from there, two
blind men followed Him, crying out and saying,
"Son of David, have mercy on us!"
9:28 And when He had come into the house, the
blind men came to Him. And Yah’shua said to
them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"
They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying,
"According to your faith let it be to you."
9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Yah’shua
sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one
9:31 But when they had departed, they spread the
news about Him in all that country.
9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to
Him a man, mute and demon-possessed.
9:33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute
spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, "It
was never seen like this in Israel!"
9:34 But the Pharisees said, "He casts out
demons by the ruler of the demons."
9:35 Then Yah’shua went about all the cities
and villages, teaching in their synagogues,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every disease among the
9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was
moved with compassion for them, because they
were weary and scattered, like sheep having no
9:37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest
truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
9:38 "Therefore pray to Yahweh the Lord of the
harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
10:1 And when He had called His twelve
disciples to Him, He gave them power over
unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all
kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are
these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and
Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee,
and John his brother;
10:3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and
Matthew the tax collector; James the son of
Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was
10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot,
who also betrayed Him.
10:5 These twelve Yah’shua sent out and
commanded them, saying: "Do not go into the
way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the
10:6 "But go rather to the lost sheep of the house
10:7 "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The
kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
10:8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received,
10:9 "Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper
in your money belts,
10:10 "nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics,
nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of
10:11 "Now whatever city or town you enter,
inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till
you go out.
10:12 "And when you go into a household, greet
10:13 "If the household is worthy, let your peace
come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your
peace return to you.
10:14 "And whoever will not receive you nor
hear your words, when you depart from that
house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
10:15 "Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in
the day of judgment than for that city!
10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the
midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents
and harmless as doves.
10:17 "But beware of men, for they will deliver
you up to councils and scourge you in their
10:18 "You will be brought before governors and
kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to
10:19 "But when they deliver you up, do not
worry about how or what you should speak. For
it will be given to you in that hour what you
10:20 "for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit
of your Father who speaks in you.
10:21 "Now brother will deliver up brother to
death, and a father his child; and children will
rise up against parents and cause them to be put
10:22 "And you will be hated by all for My
name's sake. But he who endures to the end will
10:23 "When they persecute you in this city, flee
to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will
not have gone through the cities of Israel before
the Son of Man comes.
10:24 "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a
servant above his master.
10:25 "It is enough for a disciple that he be like
his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they
have called the master of the house Beelzebub,
how much more will they call those of his
10:26 "Therefore do not fear them. For there is
nothing covered that will not be revealed, and
hidden that will not be known.
10:27 "Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in
the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on
10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body
but cannot kill the spirit. But rather fear Him
who is able to destroy both spirit and body in the
Valley of Hinnom [city dump].
10:29 "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper
coin? And not one of them falls to the ground
apart from your Father's will.
10:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all
10:31 "Do not fear therefore; you are of more
value than many sparrows.
10:32 "Therefore whoever confesses Me before
men, him I will also confess before My Father
who is in heaven.
10:33 "But whoever denies Me before men, him
I will also deny before My Father who is in
10:34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace
on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a
10:35 "For I have come to 'set a man against his
father, a daughter against her mother, and a
daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';
10:36 "and 'a man's enemies will be those of his
10:37 "He who loves father or mother more than
Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son
or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
10:38 "And he who does not take his burden and
follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
10:39 "He who finds his life will lose it, and he
who loses his life for My sake will find it.
10:40 "He who receives you receives Me, and
he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
10:41 "He who receives a prophet in the name of
a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And
he who receives a righteous man in the name of a
righteous man shall receive a righteous man's
10:42 "And whoever gives one of these little
ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a
disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no
means lose his reward."
11:1 Now it came to pass, when Yah’shua
finished commanding His twelve disciples, that
He departed from there to teach and to preach in
11:2 When John had heard in prison about the
works of the Messiah he sent two of his disciples
11:3 and said to Him, "Are You the Coming
One, or do we look for another?"
11:4 Yah’shua answered and said to them, "Go
and tell John the things which you hear and see:
11:5 "The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers
are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are
raised up and the poor have the gospel preached
11:6 "And blessed is he who is not offended
because of Me."
11:7 As they departed, Yah’shua began to say to
the multitudes concerning John: "What did you
go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken
by the wind?
11:8 "But what did you go out to see? A man
clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who
wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
11:9 "But what did you go out to see? A
prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a
11:10 "For this is he of whom it is written:
'Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.'
11:11 "Assuredly, I say to you, among those
born of women there has not risen one greater
than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the
kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist
until now the kingdom of heaven suffers
violence, and the violent take it by force.
11:13 "For all the prophets and the law
prophesied until John.
11:14 "And if you are willing to receive it, he is
like Elijah who is to come.
11:15 "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
11:16 "But to what shall I liken this generation?
It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and
calling to their companions,
11:17 "and saying:
'We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not lament.'
11:18 "For John came neither eating nor
drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
11:19 "The Son of Man came eating and
drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a
winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and
sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her
11:20 Then He began to rebuke the cities in
which most of His mighty works had been done,
because they did not repent:
11:21 "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
11:22 "But I say to you, it will be more tolerable
for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than
11:23 "And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to
heaven, will be brought down to the grave; for if
the mighty works which were done in you had
been done in Sodom, it would have remained
until this day.
11:24 "But I say to you that it shall be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of
judgment than for you."
11:25 At that time Yah’shua answered and said,
"I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that You have hidden these things from the wise
and prudent and have revealed them to babes.
11:26 "Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in
11:27 "All things have been delivered to Me by
My Father, and no one knows the Son except the
Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except
the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to
11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
11:29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from
Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you
will find rest for your spirits.
11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is
12:1 At that time Yah’shua went through the
grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples
were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain
and to eat.
12:2 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to
Him, "Look, Your disciples are doing what is not
lawful to do on the Sabbath!"
12:3 But He said to them, "Have you not read
what David did when he was hungry, he and
those who were with him:
12:4 "how he entered the house of Yahweh and
ate the showbread which was not lawful for him
to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only
for the priests?
12:5 "Or have you not read in the law that on the
Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the
Sabbath, and are blameless?
12:6 "Yet I say to you that in this place there is
One greater than the temple.
12:7 "But if you had known what this means, 'I
desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not
have condemned the guiltless.
12:8 "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the
12:9 Now when He had departed from there, He
went into their synagogue.
12:10 And behold, there was a man who had a
withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, "Is
it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"-that they might
12:11 Then He said to them, "What man is there
among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into
a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and
lift it out?
12:12 "Of how much more value then is a man
than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good
on the Sabbath."
12:13 Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your
hand." And he stretched it out, and it was
restored as whole as the other.
12:14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted
against Him, how they might destroy Him.
12:15 But when Yah’shua knew it, He withdrew
from there. And great multitudes followed Him,
and He healed them all.
12:16 Yet He warned them not to make Him
12:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
12:18 "Behold! My Servant whom I have
My Beloved in whom My spirit is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
12:19 He will not quarrel nor cry out,
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
12:20 A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench,
Till He sends forth justice to victory;
12:21 And in His name Gentiles will trust."
12:22 Then one was brought to Him who was
demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed
him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke
12:23 And all the multitudes were amazed and
said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
12:24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said,
"This fellow does not cast out demons except by
Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."
12:25 But Yah’shua knew their thoughts, and
said to them: "Every kingdom divided against
itself is brought to desolation, and every city or
house divided against itself will not stand.
12:26 "If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided
against himself. How then will his kingdom
12:27 "And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub,
by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore
they shall be your judges.
12:28 "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of
Yahweh, surely the kingdom of Yahweh has
come upon you.
12:29 "Or how can one enter a strong man's
house and plunder his goods, unless he first
binds the strong man? And then he will plunder
12:30 "He who is not with Me is against Me, and
he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.
12:31 "Therefore I say to you, every sin and
blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the
blasphemy against the Spirit of Yahweh will not
be forgiven men.
12:32 "Anyone who speaks a word against the
Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever
speaks against His Holy Spirit, it will not be
forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to
12:33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit
good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad;
for a tree is known by its fruit.
12:34 "Brood of vipers! How can you, being
evil, speak good things? For out of the
abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
12:35 "A good man out of the good treasure of
his heart brings forth good things, and an evil
man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil
12:36 "But I say to you that for every idle word
men may speak, they will give account of it in
the day of judgment.
12:37 "For by your words you will be justified,
and by your words you will be condemned."
12:38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees
answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a
sign from You."
12:39 But He answered and said to them, "An
evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign,
and no sign will be given to it except the sign of
the prophet Jonah.
12:40 "For as Jonah was three days and three
nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the
Son of Man remain three days and three nights in
the heart of the earth.
12:41 "The men of Nineveh will rise up in the
judgment with this generation and condemn it,
because they repented at the preaching of Jonah;
and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
12:42 "The queen of the South will rise up in the
judgment with this generation and condemn it,
for she came from the ends of the earth to hear
the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater
than Solomon is here.
12:43 "When an unclean spirit goes out of a
man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest,
and finds none.
12:44 "Then he says, 'I will return to my house
from which I came.' And when he comes, he
finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
12:45 "Then he goes and takes with him seven
other spirits more wicked than himself, and they
enter and dwell there; and the last state of that
man is worse than the first. So shall it also be
with this wicked generation."
12:46 While He was still talking to the
multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers
stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.
12:47 Then one said to Him, "Look, Your
mother and Your brothers are standing outside,
seeking to speak with You."
12:48 But He answered and said to the one who
told Him, "Who is My mother and who are My
12:49 And He stretched out His hand toward His
disciples and said, "Here are My mother and My
12:50 "For whoever does the will of My Father
in heaven is My brother and sister and mother."
13:1 On the same day Yah’shua went out of the
house and sat by the sea.
13:2 And great multitudes were gathered
together to Him, so that He got into a boat and
sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
13:3 Then He spoke many things to them in
parables, saying: "Behold, a sower went out to
13:4 "And as he sowed, some seed fell by the
wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.
13:5 "Some fell on stony places, where they did
not have much earth; and they immediately
sprang up because they had no depth of earth.
13:6 "But when the sun was up they were
scorched, and because they had no root they
13:7 "And some fell among thorns, and the
thorns sprang up and choked them.
13:8 "But others fell on good ground and yielded
a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some
13:9 "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
13:10 And the disciples came and said to Him,
"Why do You speak to them in parables?"
13:11 He answered and said to them, "Because it
has been given to you to know the mysteries of
the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not
13:12 "For whoever has, to him more will be
given, and he will have abundance; but whoever
does not have, even what he has will be taken
away from him.
13:13 "Therefore I speak to them in parables,
because seeing they do not see, and hearing they
do not hear, nor do they understand.
13:14 "And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is
fulfilled, which says:
'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;
13:15 For the hearts of this people have grown
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear
with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and
So that I should heal them.'
13:16 "But blessed are your eyes for they see,
and your ears for they hear;
13:17 "for assuredly, I say to you that many
prophets and righteous men desired to see what
you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you
hear, and did not hear it.
13:18 "Therefore hear the parable of the sower:
13:19 "When anyone hears the word of the
kingdom, and does not understand it, then the
wicked one comes and snatches away what was
sown in his heart. This is he who received seed
by the wayside.
13:20 "But he who received the seed on stony
places, this is he who hears the word and
immediately receives it with joy;
13:21 "yet he has no root in himself, but endures
only for a while. For when tribulation or
persecution arises because of the word,
immediately he stumbles.
13:22 "Now he who received seed among the
thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of
this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke
the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
13:23 "But he who received seed on the good
ground is he who hears the word and understands
it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a
hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
13:24 Another parable He put forth to them,
saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man
who sowed good seed in his field;
13:25 "but while men slept, his enemy came and
sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
13:26 "But when the grain had sprouted and
produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
13:27 "So the servants of the owner came and
said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in
your field? How then does it have tares?'
13:28 "He said to them, 'An enemy has done
this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us
then to go and gather them up?'
13:29 "But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up
the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
13:30 'Let both grow together until the harvest,
and at the time of harvest I will say to the
reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind
them in bundles to burn them, but gather the
wheat into my barn." ' "
13:31 Another parable He put forth to them,
saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a
mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in
13:32 "which indeed is near least of all the seeds;
but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs
and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air
come and nest in its branches."
13:33 Another parable He spoke to them: "The
kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a
woman took and hid in three measures of meal
till it was all leavened."
13:34 All these things Yah’shua spoke to the
multitude in parables; and without a parable He
did not speak to them,
13:35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying:
"I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things kept secret from the foundation
of the world."
13:36 Then Yah’shua sent the multitude away
went into the house. And His disciples came to
Him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the
tares of the field."
13:37 He answered and said to them: "He who
sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
13:38 "The field is the world, the good seeds are
the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the
sons of the wicked one.
13:39 "The enemy who sowed them is the devil,
the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers
are the angels.
13:40 "Therefore as the tares are gathered and
burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this
13:41 "The Son of Man will send out Yahweh’s
angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom
all things that offend, and those who practice
13:42 "and will cast them into the furnace of fire.
There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 "Then the righteous will shine forth as the
sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has
ears to hear, let him hear!
13:44 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
treasure hidden in a field, which a man found
and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all
that he has and buys that field.
13:45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a
merchant seeking beautiful pearls,
13:46 "who, when he had found one pearl of
great price, went and sold all that he had and
13:47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a
dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered
some of every kind,
13:48 "which, when it was full, they drew to
shore; and they sat down and gathered the good
into vessels, but threw the bad away.
13:49 "So it will be at the end of the age. The
angels will come forth, separate the wicked from
among the just,
13:50 "and cast them into the furnace of fire.
There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
13:51 Yah’shua said to them, "Have you
understood all these things?" They said to Him,
13:52 Then He said to them, "Therefore every
scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of
heaven is like a householder who brings out of
his treasure things new and old."
13:53 Now it came to pass, when Yah’shua had
finished these parables, that He departed from
13:54 And when He had come to His own
country, He taught them in their synagogue, so
that they were astonished and said, "Where did
this Man get this wisdom and these mighty
13:55 "Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His
mother called Mary? And His brothers James,
Joses, Simon, and Judas?
13:56 "And His sisters, are they not all with us?
Where then did this Man get all these things?"
13:57 So they were offended at Him. But
Yah’shua said to them, "A prophet is not without
honor except in his own country and in his own
13:58 Now He did not do many mighty works
there because of their unbelief.
14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the
report about Yah’shua
14:2 and said to his servants, "This is John the
Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore
these powers are at work in him."
14:3 For Herod had laid hold of John and bound
him, and put him in prison for the sake of
Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
14:4 Because John had said to him, "It is not
lawful for you to have her."
14:5 And although he wanted to put him to
death, he feared the multitude, because they
counted him as a prophet.
14:6 But when Herod's birthday was celebrated,
the daughter of Herodias danced before them and
14:7 Therefore he promised with an oath to give
her whatever she might ask.
14:8 So she, having been prompted by her
mother, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head
here on a platter."
14:9 And the king was sorry; nevertheless,
because of the oaths and because of those who
sat with him, he commanded it to be given to
14:10 So he sent and had John beheaded in
14:11 And his head was brought on a platter and
given to the girl, and she brought it to her
14:12 Then his disciples came and took away the
body and buried it, and went and told Yah’shua.
14:13 When Yah’shua heard it, He departed
from there by boat to a deserted place by
Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they
followed Him on foot from the cities.
14:14 And when Yah’shua went out He saw a
great multitude; and He was moved with
compassion for them, and healed their sick.
14:15 When it was evening, His disciples came
to Him, saying, "This is a deserted place, and the
hour is already late. Send the multitudes away,
that they may go into the villages and buy
14:16 But Yah’shua said to them, "They do not
need to go away. You give them something to
14:17 And they said to Him, "We have here only
five loaves and two fish."
14:18 He said, "Bring them here to Me."
14:19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit
down on the grass. And He took the five loaves
and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, He
blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the
disciples; and the disciples gave to the
14:20 So they all ate and were filled, and they
took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that
14:21 Now those who had eaten were about five
thousand men, besides women and children.
14:22 Immediately Yah’shua made His disciples
get into the boat and go before Him to the other
side, while He sent the multitudes away.
14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes
away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to
pray. Now when evening came, He was alone
14:24 But the boat was now in the middle of the
sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was
14:25 Now in the fourth watch of the night
Yah’shua went to them, walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw Him walking
on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a
ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
14:27 But immediately Yah’shua spoke to them,
saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be
14:28 And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord,
if it is You, command me to come to You on the
14:29 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had
come down out of the boat, he walked on the
water to go to Yah’shua.
14:30 But when he saw that the wind was
boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink
he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
14:31 And immediately Yah’shua stretched out
His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O
you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
14:32 And when they got into the boat, the wind
14:33 Then those who were in the boat came and
worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son
14:34 When they had crossed over, they came to
the land of Gennesaret.
14:35 And when the men of that place
recognized Him, they sent out into all that
surrounding region, brought to Him all who were
14:36 and begged Him that they might only
touch the hem of His garment. And as many as
touched it were made perfectly well.
15:1 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were
from Jerusalem came to Yah’shua, saying,
15:2 "Why do Your disciples transgress the
tradition of the elders? For they do not wash
their hands when they eat bread."
15:3 He answered and said to them, "Why do
you also transgress the commandment of
Yahweh because of your tradition?
15:4 "For Yahweh commanded, saying, 'Honor
your father and your mother'; and, 'He who
curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
15:5 "But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or
mother, "Whatever profit you might have
received from me is a gift to Yahweh"-
15:6 'then he need not honor his father or
mother.' Thus you have made the commandment
of Yahweh of no effect by your tradition.
15:7 "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy
about you, saying:
15:8 'These people draw near to Me with their
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
15:9 And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of
15:10 When He had called the multitude to
Himself, He said to them, "Hear and understand:
15:11 "Not what goes into the mouth defiles a
man; but what comes out of the mouth, this
defiles a man."
15:12 Then His disciples came and said to Him,
"Do You know that the Pharisees were offended
when they heard this saying?"
15:13 But He answered and said, "Every plant
which My heavenly Father has not planted will
15:14 "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of
the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both
will fall into a ditch."
15:15 Then Peter answered and said to Him,
"Explain this parable to us."
15:16 So Yah’shua said, "Are you also still
15:17 "Do you not yet understand that whatever
enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is
15:18 "But those things which proceed out of the
mouth come from the heart, and they defile a
15:19 "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts,
murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false
15:20 "These are the things which defile a man,
but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a
15:21 Then Yah’shua went out from there and
departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came
from that region and cried out to Him, saying,
"Have mercy on me, O Lord Yah’shua, Son of
David! My daughter is severely demonpossessed."
15:23 But He answered her not a word. And His
disciples came and urged Him, saying, "Send her
away, for she cries out after us."
15:24 But He answered and said, "I was not sent
except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
15:25 Then she came and worshiped Him,
saying, "Lord, help me!"
15:26 But He answered and said, "It is not good
to take the children's bread and throw it to the
15:27 And she said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the
little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their
15:28 Then Yah’shua answered and said to her,
"O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as
you desire." And her daughter was healed from
that very hour.
15:29 Yah’shua departed from there, skirted the
Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and
sat down there.
15:30 Then great multitudes came to Him,
having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed,
and many others; and they laid them down at
Yah’shua’s feet, and He healed them.
15:31 So the multitude marveled when they saw
the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the
lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they
glorified Yahweh the God of Israel.
15:32 Now Yah’shua called His disciples to
Himself and said, "I have compassion on the
multitude, because they have now continued
with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And
I do not want to send them away hungry, lest
they faint on the way."
15:33 Then His disciples said to Him, "Where
could we get enough bread in the wilderness to
fill such a great multitude?"
15:34 Yah’shua said to them, "How many loaves
do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few
15:35 So He commanded the multitude to sit
down on the ground.
15:36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish
and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to
His disciples; and the disciples gave to the
15:37 So they all ate and were filled, and they
took up seven large baskets full of the fragments
that were left.
15:38 Now those who ate were four thousand
men, besides women and children.
15:39 And He sent away the multitude, got into
the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.
16:1 Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came,
and testing Him asked that He would show them
a sign from the sky.
16:2 He answered and said to them, "When it is
evening you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the
sky is red';
16:3 "and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather
today, for the sky is red and threatening.'
Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of
the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the
16:4 "A wicked and adulterous generation seeks
after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it
except the sign of the prophet Jonah." And He
left them and departed.
16:5 Now when His disciples had come to the
other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
16:6 Then Yah’shua said to them, "Take heed
and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the
16:7 And they reasoned among themselves,
saying, "It is because we have taken no bread."
16:8 But Yah’shua, being aware of it, said to
them, "O you of little faith, why do you reason
among yourselves because you have brought no
16:9 "Do you not yet understand, or remember
the five loaves of the five thousand and how
many baskets you took up?
16:10 "Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand
and how many large baskets you took up?
16:11 "How is it you do not understand that I did
not speak to you concerning bread?-but to
beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and
16:12 Then they understood that He did not tell
them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the
doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
16:13 When Yah’shua came into the region of
Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples,
saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man,
16:14 So they said, "Some say John the Baptist,
some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the
16:15 He said to them "Who do you say I am?"
16:16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are
the Messiah, Son of the living God, Yahweh."
16:17 Yah’shua answered and said to him,
"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and
blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father
who is in heaven.
16:18 "And I also say to you that you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build My congregation,
and the gates of the grave shall not prevail
16:19 "And I will give you the keys of the
kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on
earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you
loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
16:20 Then He commanded His disciples that
they should tell no one that He was Yah’shua the
16:21 From that time Yah’shua began to show
to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem,
and suffer many things from the elders and chief
priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised
the third day.
16:22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to
rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it from You, Lord;
this shall not happen to You!"
16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get
behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for
you are not mindful of the things of Yahweh, but
the things of men."
16:24 Then Yah’shua said to His disciples, "If
anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny
himself, and take up his burden, and follow Me.
16:25 "For whoever desires to save his life will
lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake
will find it.
16:26 "For what profit is it to a man if he gains
the whole world, and loses his own spirit? Or
what will a man give in exchange for his spirit?
16:27 "For the Son of Man will come in the
glory of His Father with His angels, and then He
will reward each according to his works.
16:28 "Assuredly, I say to you, there are some
standing here who shall not taste death till they
see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
17:1 Now after six days Yah’shua took Peter,
James, and John his brother, led them up on a
high mountain by themselves;
17:2 and He was transfigured before them. His
face shone like the sun, and His clothes became
as white as the light.
17:3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to
them, talking with Him.
17:4 Then Peter answered and said to Yah’shua,
"Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish,
let us make here three tabernacles: one for You,
one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a
bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a
voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear
17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on
their faces and were greatly afraid.
17:7 But Yah’shua came and touched them and
said, "Arise, and do not be afraid."
17:8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they
saw no one but Yah’shua only.
17:9 Now as they came down from the
mountain, Yah’shua commanded them, saying,
"Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is
risen from the dead."
17:10 And His disciples asked Him, saying,
"Why then do the scribes say that one like Elijah
must come first?"
17:11 Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"Indeed, one like Elijah is coming first and will
restore all things.
17:12 "But I say to you that one like Elijah has
come already, and they did not know him but did
to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son
of Man is also about to suffer at their hands."
17:13 Then the disciples understood that He
spoke to them of John the Baptist.
17:14 And when they had come to the
multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to
Him and saying,
17:15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an
epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls
into the fire and often into the water.
17:16 "So I brought him to Your disciples, but
they could not cure him."
17:17 Then Yah’shua answered and said, "O
faithless and perverse generation, how long shall
I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?
Bring him here to Me."
17:18 And Yah’shua rebuked the demon, and it
came out of him; and the child was cured from
that very hour.
17:19 Then the disciples came to Yah’shua
privately saying, "Why could we not cast it out?"
17:20 So Yah’shua said to them, "Because of
your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you
have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this
mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will
move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
17:21 "However, this kind does not go out
except by prayer and fasting."
17:22 Now while they were staying in Galilee,
Yah’shua said to them, "The Son of Man is about
to be betrayed into the hands of men,
17:23 "and they will kill Him, and the third day
He will be raised up." And they were
17:24 When they had come to Capernaum, those
who received the temple tax came to Peter and
said, "Does your Teacher pay the temple tax?"
17:25 He said, "Yes." And when he had come
into the house, Yah’shua anticipated him, saying,
"What do you think, Simon? From whom do the
kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from
their sons or from strangers?"
17:26 Peter said to Him, "From strangers."
Yah’shua said to him, "Then the sons are free.
17:27 "Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to
the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that
comes up first. And when you have opened its
mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that
and give it to them for Me and you."
18:1 At that time the disciples came to Yah’shua,
saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of
18:2 Then Yah’shua called a little child to Him,
set him in the midst of them,
18:3 and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless
you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of
18:4 "Therefore whoever humbles himself as this
little child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5 "Whoever receives one little child like this
in My name receives Me.
18:6 "But whoever causes one of these little
ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better
for him if a millstone were hung around his neck,
and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
18:7 "Woe to the world because of offenses! For
offenses must come, but woe to that man by
whom the offense comes!
18:8 "If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut
it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to
enter into life lame or maimed, rather than
having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the
everlasting fire of the Valley of Hinnom.
18:9 "And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it
out and cast it from you. It is better for you to
enter into life with one eye, rather than having
two eyes, to be cast into the Valley of Hinnom
[city dump] fire.
18:10 "Take heed that you do not despise one of
these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven
their angels always see the face of My Father
who is in heaven.
18:11 "For the Son of Man has come to save that
which was lost.
18:12 "What do you think? If a man has a
hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray,
does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the
mountains to seek the one that is straying?
18:13 "And if he should find it, assuredly, I say
to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than
over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
18:14 "Even so it is not the will of your Father
who is in heaven that one of these little ones
18:15 "Moreover if your brother sins against
you, go and tell him his fault between you and
him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your
18:16 "But if he will not hear, take with you one
or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word may be established.'
18:17 "And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to
the congregation. But if he refuses even to hear
the congregation, let him be to you like a heathen
and a tax collector.
18:18 "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you
bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in
18:19 "Again I say to you that if two of you
agree on earth concerning anything that they ask,
it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
18:20 "For where two or three are gathered
together in My name, I am there in the midst of
18:21 Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord,
how often shall my brother sin against me, and I
forgive him? Up to seven times?"
18:22 Yah’shua said to him, "I do not say to you,
up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
18:23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a
certain king who wanted to settle accounts with
18:24 "And when he had begun to settle
accounts, one was brought to him who owed him
ten thousand talents.
18:25 "But as he was not able to pay, his master
commanded that he be sold, with his wife and
children and all that he had, and that payment be
18:26 "The servant therefore fell down before
him, saying, 'Master, have patience with me, and
I will pay you all.'
18:27 "Then the master of that servant was
moved with compassion, released him, and
forgave him the debt.
18:28 "But that servant went out and found one
of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred
denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him
by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe!'
18:29 "So his fellow servant fell down at his feet
and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me,
and I will pay you all.'
18:30 "And he would not, but went and threw
him into prison till he should pay the debt.
18:31 "So when his fellow servants saw what
had been done, they were very grieved, and came
and told their master all that had been done.
18:32 "Then his master, after he had called him,
said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you
all that debt because you begged me.
18:33 'Should you not also have had compassion
on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?'
18:34 "And his master was angry, and delivered
him to the torturers until he should pay all that
was due to him.
18:35 "So My heavenly Father also will do to
you if each of you, from his heart, does not
forgive his brother his trespasses."
19:1 Now it came to pass, when Yah’shua had
finished these sayings, that He departed from
Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond
19:2 And great multitudes followed Him, and He
healed them there.
19:3 The Pharisees also came to Him, testing
Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man
to divorce his wife for just any reason?"
19:4 And He answered and said to them, "Have
you not read that He who made them at the
beginning 'made them male and female,'
19:5 "and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave
his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh'?
19:6 "So then, they are no longer two but one
flesh. Therefore what Yahweh has joined
together, let not man separate."
19:7 They said to Him, "Why then did Moses
command to give a certificate of divorce, and to
put her away?"
19:8 He said to them, "Moses, because of the
hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce
your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
19:9 "And I say to you, whoever divorces his
wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries
another, commits adultery; and whoever marries
her who is divorced commits adultery."
19:10 His disciples said to Him, "If such is the
case of the man with his wife, it is better not to
19:11 But He said to them, "All cannot accept
this saying, but only those to whom it has been
19:12 "For there are eunuchs who were born thus
from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs
who were made eunuchs by men, and there are
eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for
the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to
accept it, let him accept it."
19:13 Then little children were brought to Him
that He might put His hands on them and pray,
but the disciples rebuked them.
19:14 But Yah’shua said, "Let the little children
come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such
is the kingdom of heaven."
19:15 And He laid His hands on them and
departed from there.
19:16 Now behold, one came and said to Him,
"Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I
may have eternal life?"
19:17 So He said to him, "Why do you call Me
good? No one is good but One, that is, Yahweh.
But if you want to enter into life, keep the
19:18 He said to Him, "Which ones?" Yah’shua
began saying, " 'You shall not murder,' 'You
shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,'
'You shall not bear false witness,'
19:19 'Honor your father and your mother,' and,
'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' "
19:20 The young man said to Him, "All these
things I have kept from my youth. What do I still
19:21 Yah’shua said to him, "If you want to be
perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the
poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and
come, follow Me."
19:22 But when the young man heard that
saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great
19:23 Then Yah’shua said to His disciples,
"Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich
man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 "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 the kingdom of Yahweh."
19:25 When His disciples heard it, they were
greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be
19:26 But Yah’shua looked at them and said to
them, "With men this is impossible, but with
Yahweh all things are possible."
19:27 Then Peter answered and said to Him,
"See, we have left all and followed You.
Therefore what shall we have?"
19:28 So Yah’shua said to them, "Assuredly I
say to you, that in the regeneration, when the
Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you
who have followed Me will also sit on twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:29 "And everyone who has left houses or
brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or
children or lands, for My name's sake, shall
receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.
19:30 "But many who are first will be last, and
the last first.
20:1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a
landowner who went out early in the morning to
hire laborers for his vineyard.
20:2 "Now when he had agreed with the laborers
for a denarius a day, he sent them into his
20:3 "And he went out about the third hour and
saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:4 "and said to them, 'You also go into the
vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.'
So they went.
20:5 "Again he went out about the sixth and the
ninth hour, and did likewise.
20:6 "And about the eleventh hour he went out
and found others standing idle, and said to them,
'Why have you been standing here idle all day?'
20:7 "They said to him, 'Because no one hired
us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the
vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.'
20:8 "So when evening had come, the owner of
the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the
laborers and give them their wages, beginning
with the last to the first.'
20:9 "And when those came who were hired
about the eleventh hour, they each received a
20:10 "But when the first came, they supposed
that they would receive more; and they likewise
received each a denarius.
20:11 "And when they had received it, they
complained against the landowner,
20:12 "saying, 'These last men have worked only
one hour, and you made them equal to us who
have borne the burden and the heat of the day.'
20:13 "But he answered one of them and said,
'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not
agree with me for a denarius?
20:14 'Take what is yours and go your way. I
wish to give to this last man the same as to you.
20:15 'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish
with my own things? Or is your eye evil because
I am good?'
20:16 "So the last will be first, and the first last.
For many are called, but few chosen."
20:17 Now Yah’shua, going up to Jerusalem,
took the twelve disciples aside on the road and
said to them,
20:18 "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,
and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief
priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn
Him to death,
20:19 "and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock
and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day
He will rise again."
20:20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came
to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking
something from Him.
20:21 And He said to her, "What do you wish?"
She said to Him, "Grant that these two sons of
mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the
other on the left, in Your kingdom."
20:22 But Yah’shua answered and said, "You do
not know what you ask. Are you able to drink
the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized
with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They
said to Him, "We are able."
20:23 So He said to them, "You will indeed
drink My cup, 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 is
for those for whom it is prepared by My Father."
20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were
greatly displeased with the two brothers.
20:25 But Yah’shua called them to Himself and
said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles
lord it over them, and those who are great
exercise authority over them.
20:26 "Yet it shall not be so among you; but
whoever desires to become great among you, let
him be your servant.
20:27 "And whoever desires to be first among
you, let him be your slave-
20:28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give His life a
ransom for many."
20:29 Now as they went out of Jericho, a great
multitude followed Him.
20:30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the
road, when they heard that Yah’shua was passing
by, cried out, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord
Yah’shua, Son of David!"
20:31 Then the multitude warned them that they
should be quiet; but they cried out all the more,
saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord Yah’shua,
Son of David!"
20:32 So Yah’shua stood still and called them,
and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
20:33 They said to Him, "Lord, that our eyes
may be opened."
20:34 So Yah’shua had compassion and touched
their eyes. And immediately their eyes received
sight, and they followed Him.
21:1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and
came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then
Yah’shua sent two disciples,
21:2 saying to them, "Go into the village
opposite you, and immediately you will find a
donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and
bring them to Me.
21:3 "And if anyone says anything to you, you
shall say, 'The Lord Yah’shua has need of them,'
and immediately he will send them."
21:4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
21:5 "Tell the daughter of Zion,
'Behold, your King is coming to you,
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.' "
21:6 So the disciples went and did as Yah’shua
21:7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid
their clothes on them, and set Him on them.
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their
clothes on the road; others cut down branches
from the trees and spread them on the road.
21:9 Then the multitudes who went before and
those who followed cried out, saying:
"Hosanna to the Son of David!
'Blessed is He who comes in the name of
Hosanna in the highest!"
21:10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all
the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?"
21:11 So the multitudes said, "This is Yah’shua,
the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee."
21:12 Then Yah’shua went into the temple of
Yahweh and drove out all those who bought and
sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of
the money changers and the seats of those who
21:13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'My
house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you
have made it a 'den of thieves.' "
21:14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him
in the temple, and He healed them.
21:15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw
the wonderful things that He did, and the
children crying out in the temple and saying,
"Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were
21:16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these
are saying?" And Yah’shua said to them, "Yes.
Have you never read,
'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise'?"
21:17 Then He left them and went out of the city
to Bethany, and He lodged there.
21:18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the
city, He was hungry.
21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came
to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said
to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again."
Immediately the fig tree withered away.
21:20 And when the disciples saw it, they
marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither
away so soon?"
21:21 So Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do
not doubt, you will not only do what was done to
the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain,
'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be
21:22 "And whatever things you ask in prayer,
believing, you will receive."
21:23 Now when He came into the temple, the
chief priests and the elders of the people
confronted Him as He was teaching, and said,
"By what authority are You doing these things?
And who gave You this authority?"
21:24 But Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell
Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I
do these things:
21:25 "The baptism of John-where was it from?
From heaven or from men?" And they reasoned
among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From
heaven,' He will say to us, 'Why then did you not
21:26 "But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the
multitude, for all count John as a prophet."
21:27 So they answered Yah’shua and said, "We
do not know." And He said to them, "Neither
will I tell you by what authority I do these
21:28 "But what do you think? A man had two
sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go,
work today in my vineyard.'
21:29 "He answered and said, 'I will not,' but
afterward he regretted it and went.
21:30 "Then he came to the second and said
likewise. And he answered and said, 'I go, sir,'
but he did not go.
21:31 "Which of the two did the will of his
father?" They said to Him, "The first." Yah’shua
said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that tax
collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of
Yahweh before you.
21:32 "For John came to you in the way of
righteousness, and you did not believe him; but
tax collectors and harlots believed him; and
when you saw it, you did not afterward relent
and believe him.
21:33 "Hear another parable: There was a
certain landowner who planted a vineyard and
set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and
built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers
and went into a far country.
21:34 "Now when vintage-time drew near, he
sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they
might receive its fruit.
21:35 "And the vinedressers took his servants,
beat one, killed one, and stoned another.
21:36 "Again he sent other servants, more than
the first, and they did likewise to them.
21:37 "Then last of all he sent his son to them,
saying, 'They will respect my son.'
21:38 "But when the vinedressers saw the son,
they said among themselves, 'This is the heir.
Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'
21:39 "So they took him and cast him out of the
vineyard and killed him.
21:40 "Therefore, when the owner of the
vineyard comes, what will he do to those
21:41 They said to Him, "He will destroy those
wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to
other vinedressers who will render to him the
fruits in their seasons."
21:42 Yah’shua said to them, "Have you never
read in the Scriptures:
'The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was Yahweh's doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes'?
21:43 "Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of
Yahweh will be taken from you and given to a
nation bearing the fruits of it.
21:44 "And whoever falls on this stone will be
broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind
him to powder."
21:45 Now when the chief priests and Pharisees
heard His parables, they perceived that He was
speaking of them.
21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on
Him, they feared the multitudes, because they
took Him for a prophet.
22:1 And Yah’shua answered and spoke to them
again by parables and said:
22:2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain
king who arranged a marriage for his son,
22:3 "and sent out his servants to call those who
were invited to the wedding; and they were not
willing to come.
22:4 "Again, he sent out other servants, saying,
'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared
my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed,
and all things are ready. Come to the wedding." '
22:5 "But they made light of it and went their
ways, one to his own farm, another to his
22:6 "And the rest seized his servants, treated
them spitefully, and killed them.
22:7 "But when the king heard about it, he was
furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed
those murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding
is ready, but those who were invited were not
22:9 'Therefore go into the highways, and as
many as you find, invite to the wedding.'
22:10 "So those servants went out into the
highways and gathered together all whom they
found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall
was filled with guests.
22:11 "But when the king came in to see the
guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a
22:12 "So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you
come in here without a wedding garment?' And
he was speechless.
22:13 "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind
him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him
into outer darkness; there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.'
22:14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."
22:15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how
they might entangle Him in His talk.
22:16 And they sent to Him their disciples with
the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that
You are true, and teach the way of Yahweh in
truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do
not regard the person of men.
22:17 "Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is
it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
22:18 But Yah’shua perceived their wickedness,
and said, "Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?
22:19 "Show Me the tax money." So they
brought Him a denarius.
22:20 And He said to them, "Whose image and
inscription is this?"
22:21 They said to Him, "Caesar's." And He said
to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things
that are Caesar's, and to Yahweh the things that
22:22 When they had heard these words, they
marveled, and left Him and went their way.
22:23 The same day the Sadducees, who say
there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked
22:24 saying: "Teacher, Moses said that if a man
dies, having no children, his brother shall marry
his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
22:25 "Now there were with us seven brothers.
The first died after he had married, and having
no offspring, left his wife to his brother.
22:26 "Likewise the second also, and the third,
even to the seventh.
22:27 "Last of all the woman died also.
22:28 "Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife
of the seven will she be? For they all had her."
22:29 Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures
nor the power of Yahweh.
22:30 "For in the resurrection they neither marry
nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of
Yahweh in heaven.
22:31 "But concerning the resurrection of the
dead, have you not read what was spoken to you
by Yahweh, saying,
22:32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? Yahweh is not the
God of the dead, but of the living."
22:33 And when the multitudes heard this, they
were astonished at His teaching.
22:34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had
silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a
question, testing Him, and saying,
22:36 "Teacher, which is the great
commandment in the law?"
22:37 Yah’shua said to him, " 'You shall love
Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all
your spirit, and with all your mind.'
22:38 "This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 "And the second is like it: 'You shall love
your neighbor as yourself.'
22:40 "On these two commandments hang all the
Law and the Prophets."
22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered
together, Yah’shua asked them,
22:42 saying, "What do you think about the
Messiah? Whose Son is He?" They said to Him,
"The Son of David."
22:43 He said to them, "How then does David in
the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying:
22:44 'Yahweh said to my Lord,
"Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool" '?
22:45 "If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He
22:46 And no one was able to answer Him a
word, nor from that day on did anyone dare
question Him anymore.
23:1 Then Yah’shua spoke to the multitudes and
to His disciples,
23:2 saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in
23:3 "Therefore whatever they tell you to
observe, that observe and do, but do not do
according to their works; for they say, and do not
23:4 "For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear,
and lay them on men's shoulders; but they
themselves will not move them with one of their
23:5 "But all their works they do to be seen by
men. They make their phylacteries broad and
enlarge the borders of their garments.
23:6 "They love the best places at feasts, the best
seats in the synagogues,
23:7 "greetings in the marketplaces, and to be
called by men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi.'
23:8 "But you, do not be called 'Rabbi' [priest or
pastor]; for One is your Teacher, the Messiah,
and you are all brethren.
23:9 "Do not call anyone on earth your father;
for One is your Father, Yahweh who is in
23:10 "And do not be called teachers; for One is
your Teacher, the Messiah.
23:11 "But he who is greatest among you shall
be your servant.
23:12 "And whoever exalts himself will be
humbled, and he who humbles himself will be
23:13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of
heaven against men; for you neither go in
yourselves, nor do you allow those who are
entering to go in.
23:14 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and
for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you
will receive greater condemnation.
23:15 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win
one proselyte, and when he is won, you make
him twice as much a son of Satan as yourselves.
23:16 "Woe to you, blind guides, who say,
'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but
whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is
obliged to perform it.'
23:17 "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the
gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
23:18 "And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is
nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is
on it, he is obliged to perform it.'
23:19 "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the
gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
23:20 "Therefore he who swears by the altar,
swears by it and by all things on it.
23:21 "He who swears by the temple, swears by
it and by Him who dwells in it.
23:22 "And he who swears by heaven, swears by
the throne of Yahweh and by Him who sits on it.
23:23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! You pay tithe of mint, anise and
cummin and neglect the weightier matters of the
law: justice and mercy and faith; these you ought
to have done, without leaving the others undone.
23:24 "Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and
swallow a camel!
23:25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the
cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion
23:26 "Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of
the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be
23:27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs
which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but
inside are full of dead men's bones and all
23:28 "Even so you also outwardly appear
righteous to men, but inside you are full of
hypocrisy and lawlessness.
23:29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the
prophets and adorn the monuments of the
23:30 "and say, 'If we had lived in the days of
our fathers, we would not have been partakers
with them in the blood of the prophets.'
23:31 "Therefore you are witnesses against
yourselves that you are sons of those who
murdered the prophets.
23:32 "Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers'
23:33 "Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you
escape the condemnation of the fire in the Valley
of Hinnom [city dump]?
23:34 "Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets,
wise men, and scribes: some of them you will
kill and crucify, and some of them you will
scourge in your synagogues and persecute from
city to city,
23:35 "that on you may come all the righteous
blood shed on the earth, from the blood of
righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of
Berechiah, whom you murdered between the
temple and the altar.
23:36 "Assuredly, I say to you, all these things
will come upon this generation.
23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who
kills the prophets and stones those who are sent
to her! How often I wanted to gather your
children together, as a hen gathers her chicks
under her wings, but you were not willing!
23:38 "See! Your house is left to you desolate;
23:39 "for I say to you, you shall see Me no
more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in
the name of Yahweh!' "
24:1 Then Yah’shua went out and departed from
the temple, and His disciples came up to show
Him the buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Yah’shua said to them, "Do you not
see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not
one stone shall be left here upon another, that
shall not be thrown down."
24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the
disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us,
when will these things be? And what will be the
sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
24:4 And Yah’shua answered and said to them:
"Take heed that no one deceives you.
24:5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I
am the Messiah,' and will deceive many.
24:6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of
wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these
things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom. And there will be
famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various
24:8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows.
24:9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation
and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations
for My name's sake.
24:10 "And then many will be offended, will
betray one another, and will hate one another.
24:11 "Then many false prophets will rise up and
24:12 "And because lawlessness will abound, the
love of many will grow cold.
24:13 "But he who endures to the end shall be
24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom will be
preached in all the world as a witness to all the
nations, and then the end will come.
24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination
of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let
24:16 "then let those who are in Judea flee to the
24:17 "Let him who is on the housetop not go
down to take anything out of his house.
24:18 "And let him who is in the field not go
back to get his clothes.
24:19 "But woe to those who are pregnant and to
those who are nursing babies in those days!
24:20 "And pray that your flight may not be in
winter or on the Sabbath.
24:21 "For then there will be great tribulation,
such as has not been since the beginning of the
world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 "And unless those days were shortened, no
flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake
those days will be shortened.
24:23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is
the Messiah!' or 'There!' do not believe it.
24:24 "For false messiahs [Christians] and false
prophets will rise and show great signs and
wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
24:25 "See, I have told you beforehand.
24:26 "Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is
in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in
the inner rooms!' do not believe it.
24:27 "For as the lightning comes from the
eastern sky and flashes to the western, so also
will the coming of the Son of Man be.
24:28 "For wherever the carcass is, there the
eagles will be gathered together.
24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those
days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will
not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky,
and the powers of the skies will be shaken.
24:30 "Then the sign of the Son of Man will
appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the
earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of
Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power
and great glory.
24:31 "And He will send Yahweh’s angels with a
great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather
together His elect from the four winds, from one
end of the sky to the other.
24:32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree:
When its branch has already become tender and
puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
24:33 "So you also, when you see all these
things, know that it is near-at the doors!
24:34 "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation
will by no means pass away till all these things
24:35 "The sky and earth will pass away, but My
words will by no means pass away.
24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows,
not even the angels of heaven, but My Father
24:37 "But as the days of Noah were, so also will
the coming of the Son of Man be.
24:38 "For as in the days before the flood, they
were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
24:39 "and did not know until the flood came
and took them all away, so also will the coming
of the Son of Man be.
24:40 "Then two men will be in the field: one
will be taken and the other left.
24:41 "Two women will be grinding at the mill:
one will be taken and the other left.
24:42 "Watch therefore, for you do not know
what hour your Lord is coming.
24:43 "But know this, that if the master of the
house had known what hour the thief would
come, he would have watched and not allowed
his house to be broken into.
24:44 "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son
of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
24:45 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant,
whom his master made ruler over his household,
to give them food in due season?
24:46 "Blessed is that servant whom his master,
when he comes, will find so doing.
24:47 "Assuredly, I say to you that he will make
him ruler over all his goods.
24:48 "But if that evil servant says in his heart,
'My master is delaying his coming,'
24:49 "and begins to beat his fellow servants,
and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
24:50 "the master of that servant will come on a
day when he is not looking for him and at an
hour that he is not aware of,
24:51 "and will cut him in two and appoint him
his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be
likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and
went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 "Now five of them were wise, and five were
25:3 "Those who were foolish took their lamps
and took no oil with them,
25:4 "but the wise took oil in their vessels with
25:5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed,
they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold,
the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
25:7 "Then all those virgins arose and trimmed
25:8 "And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us
some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
25:9 "But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest
there should not be enough for us and you; but
go rather to those who sell, and buy for
25:10 "And while they went to buy, the
bridegroom came, and those who were ready
went in with him to the wedding; and the door
25:11 "Afterward the other virgins came also,
saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
25:12 "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I
say to you, I do not know you.'
25:13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the
day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is
25:14 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man
traveling to a far country, who called his own
servants and delivered his goods to them.
25:15 "And to one he gave five talents, to
another two, and to another one, to each
according to his own ability; and immediately he
went on a journey.
25:16 "Then he who had received the five talents
went and traded with them, and made another
25:17 "And likewise he who had received two
gained two more also.
25:18 "But he who had received one went and
dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money.
25:19 "After a long time the lord of those
servants came and settled accounts with them.
25:20 "So he who had received five talents came
and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you
delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained
five more talents besides them.'
25:21 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good
and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few
things, I will make you ruler over many things.
Enter into the joy of your lord.'
25:22 "He also who had received two talents
came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two
talents; look, I have gained two more talents
25:23 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good
and faithful servant; you have been faithful over
a few things, I will make you ruler over many
things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
25:24 "Then he who had received the one talent
came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard
man, reaping where you have not sown, and
gathering where you have not scattered seed.
25:25 'And I was afraid, and went and hid your
talent in the ground. Look, there you have what
25:26 "But his lord answered and said to him,
'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I
reap where I have not sown, and gather where I
have not scattered seed.
25:27 'So you ought to have deposited my money
with the bankers, and at my coming I would have
received back my own with interest.
25:28 'Therefore take the talent from him, and
give it to him who has ten talents.
25:29 'For to everyone who has, more will be
given, and he will have abundance; but from him
who does not have, even what he has will be
25:30 'And cast the unprofitable servant into the
outer darkness. There will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.'
25:31 "When the Son of Man comes in His
glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He
will sit on the throne of His glory.
25:32 "All the nations will be gathered before
Him, and He will separate them one from
another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the
25:33 "And He will set the sheep on His right
hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34 "Then the King will say to those on His
right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world:
25:35 'for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I
was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a
stranger and you took Me in;
25:36 'I was naked and you clothed Me; I was
sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you
came to Me.'
25:37 "Then the righteous will answer Him,
saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and
feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
25:38 'When did we see You a stranger and take
You in, or naked and clothe You?
25:39 'Or when did we see You sick, or in
prison, and come to You?'
25:40 "And the King will answer and say to
them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you
did it to one of the least of these My brethren,
you did it to Me.'
25:41 "Then He will also say to those on the left
hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the
everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his
25:42 'for I was hungry and you gave Me no
food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
25:43 'I was a stranger and you did not take Me
in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in
prison and you did not visit Me.'
25:44 "Then they also will answer Him, saying,
'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or
a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did
not minister to You?'
25:45 "Then He will answer them, saying,
'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not
do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it
25:46 "And these will go away into everlasting
punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
26:1 Now it came to pass, when Yah’shua had
finished all these sayings, that He said to His
26:2 "You know that after two days is the
Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered
up to be crucified."
26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the
elders of the people assembled at the palace of
the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4 and plotted to take Yah’shua by trickery
and kill Him.
26:5 But they said, "Not during the feast, lest
there be an uproar among the people."
26:6 And when Yah’shua was in Bethany at the
house of Simon the leper,
26:7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster
flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it
on His head as He sat at the table.
26:8 But when His disciples saw it, they were
indignant, saying, "Why this waste?
26:9 "For this fragrant oil might have been sold
for much and given to the poor."
26:10 But when Yah’shua was aware of it, He
said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman?
For she has done a good work for Me.
26:11 "For you have the poor with you always,
but Me you do not have always.
26:12 "For in pouring this fragrant oil on My
body, she did it for My burial.
26:13 "Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this
gospel is preached in the whole world, what this
woman has done will also be told as a memorial
26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas
Iscariot, went to the chief priests
26:15 and said, "What are you willing to give me
if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to
him thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 So from that time he sought opportunity to
26:17 Now on the first day of the unleaveneds
[that is the preparation day before the Passover]
the disciples came to Yah’shua, saying to Him,
"Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat
26:18 And He said, "Go into the city to a certain
man, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My
time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your
house with My disciples." ' "
26:19 So the disciples did as Yah’shua had
directed them; and they prepared the Passover.
26:20 When the even of the Passover had come,
He sat down with the twelve.
26:21 Now as they were eating, He said,
"Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray
26:22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and
each of them began to say to Him, "Lord, is it I?"
26:23 He answered and said, "He who dipped his
hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.
26:24 "The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is
written of Him, but woe to that man by whom
the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been
good for that man if he had not been born."
26:25 Then Judas, who was betraying Him,
answered and said, "Rabbi, is it I?" He said to
him, "You have said it."
26:26 And as they were eating, Yah’shua took
bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the
disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
26:27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks,
and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of
26:28 "For this is My blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
26:29 "But I say to you, I will not drink of this
fruit of the vine from now on until that day when
I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they
went out to the Mount of Olives.
26:31 Then Yah’shua said to them, "All of you
will be made to stumble because of Me this
night, for it is written:
'I will strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
26:32 "But after I have been raised, I will go
before you to Galilee."
26:33 Peter answered and said to Him, "Even if
all are made to stumble because of You, I will
never be made to stumble."
26:34 Yah’shua said to him, "Assuredly, I say to
you that this night, before the rooster crows, you
will deny Me three times."
26:35 Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die
with You, I will not deny You!" And so said all
26:36 Then Yah’shua came with them to a place
called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit
here while I go and pray over there."
26:37 And He took with Him Peter and the two
sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful
and deeply distressed.
26:38 Then He said to them, "My spirit is
exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here
and watch with Me."
26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His
face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is
possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless,
not as I will, but as You will."
26:40 Then He came to the disciples and found
them asleep, and said to Peter, "What? Could
you not watch with Me one hour?
26:41 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into
temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the
flesh is weak."
26:42 Again, a second time, He went away and
prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot
pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will
26:43 And He came and found them asleep
again, for their eyes were heavy.
26:44 So He left them, went away again, and
prayed the third time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then He came to His disciples and said to
them, "Are you still sleeping and resting?
Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man
is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46 "Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is
26:47 And while He was still speaking, behold,
Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude
with swords and clubs, came from the chief
priests and elders of the people.
26:48 Now His betrayer had given them a sign,
saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize
26:49 Immediately he went up to Yah’shua and
said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
26:50 But Yah’shua said to him, "Friend, why
have you come?" Then they came and laid hands
on Yah’shua and took Him.
26:51 And suddenly, one of those who were with
Yah’shua stretched out his hand and drew his
sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and
cut off his ear.
26:52 But Yah’shua said to him, "Put your sword
in its place, for all who take the sword will
perish by the sword.
26:53 "Or do you think that I cannot now pray to
My Father, and He will provide Me with more
than twelve legions of angels?
26:54 "How then could the Scriptures be
fulfilled, that it must happen thus?"
26:55 In that hour Yah’shua said to the
multitudes, "Have you come out, as against a
robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat
daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you
did not seize Me.
26:56 "But all this was done that the Scriptures
of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the
disciples forsook Him and fled.
26:57 And those who had laid hold of Yah’shua
led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where
the scribes and the elders were assembled.
26:58 But Peter followed Him at a distance to
the high priest's courtyard. And he went in and
sat with the servants to see the end.
26:59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and all
the council sought false testimony against
Yah’shua to put Him to death,
26:60 but found none. Even though many false
witnesses came forward, they found none. But at
last two false witnesses came forward
26:61 and said, "This fellow said, 'I am able to
destroy the temple of Yahweh and to build it in
three days.' "
26:62 And the high priest arose and said to Him,
"Do You answer nothing? What is it these men
testify against You?"
26:63 But Yah’shua kept silent. And the high
priest answered and said to Him, "I put You
under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are
the Messiah, the Son of Yahweh!"
26:64 Yah’shua said to him, "It is as you said.
Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see
the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the
Power, and coming on the clouds of
26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothes,
saying, "He has spoken blasphemy! What further
need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you
have heard His blasphemy!
26:66 "What do you think?" They answered and
said, "He is deserving of death."
26:67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him;
and others struck Him with the palms of their
26:68 saying, "Prophesy to us, Messiah! Who is
the one who struck You?"
26:69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard.
And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You
also were with Yah’shua of Galilee."
26:70 But he denied it before them all, saying, "I
do not know what you are saying."
26:71 And when he had gone out to the gateway,
another girl saw him and said to those who were
there, "This fellow also was with Yah’shua of
26:72 But again he denied with an oath, "I do not
know the Man!"
26:73 And a little later those who stood by came
up and said to Peter, "Surely you also are one of
them, for your speech betrays you."
26:74 Then he began to curse and swear, saying,
"I do not know the Man!" Immediately a rooster
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of
Yah’shua who had said to him, "Before the
rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So
he went out and wept bitterly.
27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests
and elders of the people plotted against Yah’shua
to put Him to death.
27:2 And when they had bound Him, they led
Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate
27:3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He
had been condemned, was remorseful and
brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the
chief priests and elders,
27:4 saying, "I have sinned by betraying
innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to
us? You see to it!"
27:5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in
the temple and departed, and went and hanged
27:6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces
and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the
treasury, because they are the price of blood."
27:7 And they consulted together and bought
with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
27:8 Therefore that field has been called the
Field of Blood to this day.
27:9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by
Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the
thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was
priced, whom they of the children of Israel
27:10 "and gave them for the potter's field, as
Yahweh directed me."
27:11 Now Yah’shua stood before the governor.
And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You
the King of the Hebrews?" So Yah’shua said to
him, "It is as you say."
27:12 And while He was being accused by the
chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
27:13 Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear
how many things they testify against You?"
27:14 But He answered him not one word, so
that the governor marveled greatly.
27:15 Now at the feast the governor was
accustomed to releasing to the multitude one
prisoner whom they wished.
27:16 And at that time they had a notorious
prisoner called Barabbas.
27:17 Therefore, when they had gathered
together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you
want me to release to you? Barabbas, or
Yah’shua who is called the Messiah?"
27:18 For he knew that they had handed Him
over because of envy.
27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat,
his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do
with that just Man, for I have suffered many
things today in a dream because of Him."
27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded
the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas
and destroy Yah’shua.
27:21 The governor answered and said to them,
"Which of the two do you want me to release to
you?" They said, "Barabbas!"
27:22 Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do
with Yah’shua who is called Messiah?" They all
said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"
27:23 Then the governor said, "Why, what evil
has He done?" But they cried out all the more,
saying, "Let Him be crucified!"
27:24 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail
at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took
water and washed his hands before the multitude,
saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just
Man. You see to it."
27:25 And all the people answered and said, "His
blood be on us and on our children."
27:26 Then he released Barabbas to them; and
when he had scourged Yah’shua, he delivered
Him to be crucified.
27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took
Yah’shua into the Praetorium and gathered the
whole garrison around Him.
27:28 And they stripped Him and put a scarlet
robe on Him to mock Him.
27:29 They twisted a crown of thorns and put it
on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And
they bowed the knee before Him and mocked
Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Hebrews!"
27:30 Then they spat on Him, and took the reed
and struck Him on the head.
27:31 And when they had mocked Him, they
took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on
Him, and led Him away to be crucified.
27:32 Now as they came out, they found a man
of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled
to bear His stake.
27:33 And when they had come to a place called
Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,
27:34 they gave Him sour wine mingled with
gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He
would not drink.
27:35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His
garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet:
"They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots."
27:36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him.
27:37 And they put up over His head the
accusation written against Him: THIS IS
YAH’SHUA THE KING OF THE HEBREWS.
27:38 Then two robbers were crucified with
Him, one on the right and another on the left.
27:39 And those who passed by blasphemed
Him, wagging their heads
27:40 and saying, "You who destroy the temple
and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You
are the Son of Yahweh, come down from the
27:41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking
with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42 "He saved others; Himself He cannot save.
If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come
down from the stake, and we will believe Him.
27:43 "He trusted in Yahweh; let Him deliver
Him now if He will have Him; for He said, 'I am
the Son of Yahweh.' "
27:44 Even the robbers who were crucified with
Him reviled Him with the same thing.
27:45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth
hour there was darkness over all the land.
27:46 And about the ninth hour Yah’shua cried
out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why
have You forsaken Me?"
27:47 Some of those who stood there, when they
heard that, said, "This Man is calling for Elijah!"
27:48 Immediately one of them ran and took a
sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a
reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
27:49 The rest said, "Let Him alone; let us see if
Elijah will come to save Him."
27:50 And Yah’shua cried out again with a loud
voice, and yielded up His spirit.
27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was
torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth
quaked, and the rocks were split,
27:52 and the graves were opened; and many
bodies of the saints who had died were raised;
27:53 and coming out of the graves after His
resurrection, they went into the holy city and
appeared to many.
27:54 So when the centurion and those with him,
who were guarding Yah’shua, saw the
earthquake and the things that happened, they
feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of
27:55 And many women who followed Yah’shua
from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there
looking on from afar,
27:56 among whom were Mary Magdalene,
Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the
mother of Zebedee's sons.
27:57 Now when evening had come, there came
a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who
himself had also become a disciple of Yah’shua.
27:58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the
body of Yah’shua. Then Pilate commanded the
body to be given to him.
27:59 When Joseph had taken the body, he
wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
27:60 and laid it in his new tomb which he had
hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone
against the door of the tomb, and departed.
27:61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the
other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.
27:62 On the next day, which followed the Day
of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees
gathered together to Pilate,
27:63 saying, "Sir, we remember, while He was
still alive, how that deceiver said, 'After three
days I will rise.'
27:64 "Therefore command that the tomb be
made secure until the third day, lest His disciples
come by night and steal Him away, and say to
the people, 'He has risen from the dead.' So the
last deception will be worse than the first."
27:65 Pilate said to them, "You may have a
regiment; go your way, make it as secure as you
27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure,
sealing the stone and setting the guard.
28:1 After the weekly Sabbath, as it was getting
toward dusk of the first day of the week, Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the
28:2 And behold, there was a great earthquake;
for an angel of Yahweh descended from the sky,
and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat on it.
28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his
clothing as white as snow.
28:4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and
became like dead men.
28:5 But the angel answered and said to the
women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you
seek Yah’shua who was crucified.
28:6 "He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
28:7 "And go quickly and tell His disciples that
He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is
going before you into Galilee; there you will see
Him. Behold, I have told you."
28:8 So they went out quickly from the tomb
with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His
28:9 And as they went to tell His disciples,
behold, Yah’shua met them, saying, "Rejoice!"
So they came and held Him by the feet and
28:10 Then Yah’shua said to them, "Do not be
afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee,
and there they will see Me."
28:11 Now while they were going, behold, some
of the regiment guards came into the city and
reported to the chief priests all the things that had
28:12 When they had assembled with the elders
and consulted together, they gave a large sum of
money to the soldiers,
28:13 saying, "Tell them, 'His disciples came at
night and stole Him away while we slept.'
28:14 "And if this comes to the governor's ears,
we will appease him and make you secure."
28:15 So they took the money and did as they
were instructed; and this saying is commonly
reported among the Edomites until this day.
28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into
Galilee, to the mountain which Yah’shua had
appointed for them.
28:17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him;
but some doubted.
28:18 And Yah’shua came and spoke to them,
saying, "All authority has been given to Me in
heaven and on earth.
28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of His Holy Spirit,
28:20 "teaching them to observe all things that I
have commanded you; and lo, I am with you
always, even to the end of the age." Amam.