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 beginning of the gospel of Yah’shua the
Messiah, the Son of Yahweh.
1:2 As it is written in the Prophets:
"Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You."
1:3 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
'Prepare the way of Yahweh;
Make His paths straight.' "
1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and
preaching a baptism of repentance for the
remission of sins.
1:5 Then all the land of Judea, and those from
Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized
by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
1:6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair and
with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate
locust beans and wild honey.
1:7 And he preached, saying, "There comes One
after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal
strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
1:8 "I indeed baptized you with water, but He
will baptize you with His Holy Spirit."
1:9 It came to pass in those days that Yah’shua
came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized
by John in the Jordan.
1:10 And immediately, coming up from the
water, He saw the clouds parting and His Spirit
descending upon Him like a dove.
1:11 Then a voice came from the sky, "You are
My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
1:12 Immediately His Spirit drove Him into the
1:13 And He was there in the wilderness forty
days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild
beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.
1:14 Now after John was put in prison,
Yah’shua came to Galilee, preaching the gospel
of the kingdom of Yahweh,
1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of Yahweh is at hand. Repent, and
believe in the gospel."
1:16 And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee,
He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a
net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
1:17 Then Yah’shua said to them, "Follow Me,
and I will make you become fishers of men."
1:18 They immediately left their nets and
1:19 When He had gone a little farther from
there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and
John his brother, who also were in the boat
mending their nets.
1:20 And immediately He called them, and they
left their father Zebedee in the boat with the
hired servants, and went after Him.
1:21 Then they went into Capernaum, and
immediately on the Sabbath He entered the
synagogue and taught.
1:22 And they were astonished at His teaching,
for He taught them as one having authority, and
not as the scribes.
1:23 Now there was a man in their synagogue
with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,
1:24 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do
with You, Yah’shua of Nazareth? Did You come
to destroy us? I know who You are-the Holy One
1:25 But Yah’shua rebuked him, saying, "Be
quiet, and come out of him!"
1:26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed
him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out
1:27 Then they were all amazed, so that they
questioned among themselves, saying, "What is
this? What new doctrine is this? For with
authority He commands even the unclean spirits,
and they obey Him."
1:28 And immediately His fame spread
throughout all the region around Galilee.
1:29 Now as soon as they had come out of the
synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and
Andrew, with James and John.
1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a
fever, and they told Him about her at once.
1:31 So He came and took her by the hand and
lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her.
And she served them.
1:32 At evening, when the sun had set, they
brought to Him all who were sick and those who
1:33 And the whole city was gathered together at
1:34 Then He healed many who were sick with
various diseases, and cast out many demons; and
He did not allow the demons to speak, because
they knew Him.
1:35 Now in the morning, having risen a long
while before daylight, He went out and departed
to a solitary place; and there He prayed.
1:36 And Simon and those who were with Him
searched for Him.
1:37 When they found Him, they said to Him,
"Everyone is looking for You."
1:38 But He said to them, "Let us go into the
next towns, that I may preach there also, because
for this purpose I have come forth."
1:39 And He was preaching in their synagogues
throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.
1:40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him,
kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, "If
You are willing, You can make me clean."
1:41 Then Yah’shua, moved with compassion,
stretched out His hand and touched him, and said
to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."
1:42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the
leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.
1:43 And He strictly warned him and sent him
away at once,
1:44 and said to him, "See that you say nothing
to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the
priest, and offer for your cleansing those things
which Moses commanded, as a testimony to
1:45 However, he went out and began to
proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so
that Yah’shua could no longer openly enter the
city, but was outside in deserted places; and they
came to Him from every direction.
2:1 And again He entered Capernaum after some
days, and it was heard that He was in the house.
2:2 Immediately many gathered together, so that
there was no longer room to receive them, not
even near the door. And He preached the word to
2:3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic
who was carried by four men.
2:4 And when they could not come near Him
because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof
where He was. So when they had broken
through, they let down the bed on which the
paralytic was lying.
2:5 When Yah’shua saw their faith, He said to
the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."
2:6 And some of the scribes were sitting there
and reasoning in their hearts,
2:7 "Why does this Man speak blasphemies like
this? Who can forgive sins but Yahweh alone?"
2:8 But immediately, when Yah’shua perceived
in His spirit that they reasoned thus within
themselves, He said to them, "Why do you
reason about these things in your hearts?
2:9 "Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise,
take up your bed and walk'?
2:10 "But that you may know that the Son of
Man has power on earth to forgive sins"-He said
to the paralytic,
2:11 "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and
go to your house."
2:12 Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and
went out in the presence of them all, so that all
were amazed and glorified Yahweh, saying, "We
never saw anything like this!"
2:13 Then He went out again by the sea; and all
the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
2:14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of
Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to
him, "Follow Me." So he arose and followed
2:15 Now it happened, as He was dining in
Levi's house, that many tax collectors and
sinners also sat together with Yah’shua and His
disciples; for there were many, and they
2:16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw
Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners,
they said to His disciples, "How is it that He eats
and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?"
2:17 When Yah’shua heard it, He said to them,
"Those who are well have no need of a
physician, but those who are sick. I did not come
to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
2:18 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees
were fasting. Then they came and said to Him,
"Why do the disciples of John and of the
Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
2:19 And Yah’shua said to them, "Can the
friends of the bridegroom fast while the
bridegroom is with them? As long as they have
the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.
2:20 "But the days will come when the
bridegroom will be taken away from them, and
then they will fast in those days.
2:21 "No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on
an old garment; or else the new piece pulls away
from the old, and the tear is made worse.
2:22 "And no one puts new wine into old
wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the
wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins
are ruined. But new wine must be put into new
2:23 Now it happened that He went through the
grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His
disciples began to pluck the heads of grain.
2:24 And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why
do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
2:25 But He said to them, "Have you never read
what David did when he was in need and hungry,
he and those with him:
2:26 "how he went into the house of Yahweh in
the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the
showbread, which is not lawful to eat, except for
the priests, and also gave some to those who
were with him?"
2:27 And He said to them, "The Sabbath was
made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
2:28 "Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of
3:1 And He entered the synagogue again, and a
man was there who had a withered hand.
3:2 So they watched Him closely, whether He
would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they
might accuse Him.
3:3 And He said to the man who had the
withered hand, "Step forward."
3:4 Then He said to them, "Is it lawful on the
Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or
to kill?" But they kept silent.
3:5 And when He had looked around at them
with anger, being grieved by the hardness of
their hearts, He said to the man, "Stretch out
your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand
was restored as whole as the other.
3:6 Then the Pharisees went out and immediately
plotted with the Herodians against Him, how
they might destroy Him.
3:7 But Yah’shua withdrew with His disciples to
the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee
followed Him, and from Judea
3:8 and Jerusalem and Idumea and beyond the
Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a great
multitude, when they heard how many things He
was doing, came to Him.
3:9 So He told His disciples that a small boat
should be kept ready for Him because of the
multitude, lest they should crush Him.
3:10 For He healed many, so that as many as had
afflictions pressed about Him to touch Him.
3:11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw
Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying,
"You are the Son of Yahweh."
3:12 But He sternly warned them that they
should not make Him known.
3:13 And He went up on the mountain and
called to Him those He Himself wanted. And
they came to Him.
3:14 Then He appointed twelve, that they might
be with Him and that He might send them out to
3:15 and to have power to heal sicknesses and to
cast out demons:
3:16 Simon, to whom He gave the name Peter;
3:17 James the son of Zebedee and John the
brother of James, to whom He gave the name
Boanerges, that is, "Sons of Thunder";
3:18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew,
Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus,
Simon the Cananite;
3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
And they went into a house.
3:20 Then the multitude came together again, so
that they could not so much as eat bread.
3:21 But when His own people heard about this,
they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said,
"He is out of His mind."
3:22 And the scribes who came down from
Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebub," and, "By
the ruler of the demons He casts out demons."
3:23 So He called them to Himself and said to
them in parables: "How can Satan cast out
3:24 "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that
kingdom cannot stand.
3:25 "And if a house is divided against itself, that
house cannot stand.
3:26 "And if Satan has risen up against himself,
and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.
3:27 "No one can enter a strong man's house and
plunder his goods, unless he first binds the
strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
3:28 "Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be
forgiven the sons of men, and whatever
blasphemies they may utter;
4:1 And again He began to teach by the sea. And
a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that
He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the
whole multitude was on the land facing the sea.
4:2 Then He taught them many things by
parables, and said to them in His teaching:
4:3 "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.
4:4 "And it happened, as he sowed, that some
seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air
came and devoured it.
4:5 "Some fell on stony ground, where it did not
have much earth; and immediately it sprang up
because it had no depth of earth.
4:6 "But when the sun was up it was scorched,
and because it had no root it withered away.
4:7 "And some seed fell among thorns; and the
thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no
4:8 "But other seed fell on good ground and
yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and
produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some
4:9 And He said to them, "He who has ears to
hear, let him hear!"
4:10 But when He was alone, those around Him
with the twelve asked Him about the parable.
4:11 And He said to them, "To you it has been
given to know the mystery of the kingdom of
Yahweh; but to those who are outside, all things
come in parables,
4:12 "so that
'Seeing they may see and not perceive,
And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn,
And their sins be forgiven them.' "
4:13 And He said to them, "Do you not
understand this parable? How then will you
understand all the parables?
4:14 "The sower sows the word.
4:15 "And these are the ones by the wayside
where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan
comes immediately and takes away the word that
was sown in their hearts.
4:16 "These likewise are the ones sown on stony
ground who, when they hear the word,
immediately receive it with gladness;
4:17 "and they have no root in themselves, and
so endure only for a time. Afterward, when
tribulation or persecution arises for the word's
sake, immediately they stumble.
4:18 "Now these are the ones sown among
thorns; they are the ones who hear the word,
4:19 "and the cares of this world, the
deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other
things entering in choke the word, and it
4:20 "But these are the ones sown on good
ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and
bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some
4:21 Also He said to them, "Is a lamp brought to
be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to
be set on a lampstand?
4:22 "For there is nothing hidden which will not
be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret
but that it should come to light.
4:23 "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
4:24 Then He said to them, "Take heed what you
hear. With the same measure you use, it will be
measured to you; and to you who hear, more will
4:25 "For whoever has, to him more will be
given; but whoever does not have, even what he
has will be taken away from him."
4:26 And He said, "The kingdom of Yahweh is
as if a man should scatter seed on the ground,
4:27 "and should sleep by night and rise by day,
and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself
does not know how.
4:28 "For the earth yields crops by itself: first the
blade, then the head, after that the full grain in
4:29 "But when the grain ripens, immediately he
puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
4:30 Then He said, "To what shall we liken the
kingdom of Yahweh? Or with what parable shall
we picture it?
4:31 "It is like a mustard seed which, when it is
sown on the ground, is of the smallest seeds on
4:32 "but when it is sown, it grows up and
becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out
large branches, so that the birds of the air may
nest under its shade."
4:33 And with many such parables He spoke the
word to them as they were able to hear it.
4:34 But without a parable He did not speak to
them. And when they were alone, He explained
all things to His disciples.
4:35 On the same day, when evening had come,
He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other
4:36 Now when they had left the multitude, they
took Him along in the boat as He was. And other
little boats were also with Him.
4:37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves
beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.
4:38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow.
And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher,
do You not care that we are perishing?"
4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and
said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind
ceased and there was a great calm.
4:40 But He said to them, "Why are you so
fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to
one another, "Who can this be, that even the
wind and the sea obey Him!"
5:1 Then they came to the other side of the sea,
to the country of the Gadarenes.
5:2 And when He had come out of the boat,
immediately there met Him out of the tombs a
man with an unclean spirit,
5:3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and
no one could bind him, not even with chains,
5:4 because he had often been bound with
shackles and chains. And the chains had been
pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in
pieces; neither could anyone tame him.
5:5 And always, night and day, he was in the
mountains and in the tombs, crying out and
cutting himself with stones.
5:6 When he saw Yah’shua from afar, he ran and
5:7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said,
"What have I to do with You, Yah’shua, Son of
the Most High God? I implore You by Yahweh
that You do not torment me."
5:8 For He said to him, "Come out of the man,
5:9 Then He asked him, "What is your name?"
And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion;
for we are many."
5:10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He
would not send them out of the country.
5:11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding
there near the mountains.
5:12 So all the demons begged Him, saying,
"Send us to the swine, that we may enter them."
5:13 And at once Yah’shua gave them
permission. Then the unclean spirits went out
and entered the swine (there were about two
thousand); and the herd ran violently down the
steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
5:14 So those who fed the swine fled, and they
told it in the city and in the country. And they
went out to see what it was that had happened.
5:15 Then they came to Yah’shua, and saw the
one who had been demon-possessed and had the
legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind.
And they were afraid.
5:16 And those who saw it told them how it
happened to him who had been demonpossessed,
and about the swine.
5:17 Then they began to plead with Him to
depart from their region.
5:18 And when He got into the boat, he who had
been demon-possessed begged Him that he
might be with Him.
5:19 However, Yah’shua did not permit him, but
said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell
them what great things Yahweh has done for
you, and how He has had compassion on you."
5:20 And he departed and began to proclaim in
Decapolis all that Yah’shua had done for him;
and all marveled.
5:21 Now when Yah’shua had crossed over
again by boat to the other side, a great multitude
gathered to Him; and He was by the sea.
5:22 And behold, one of the rulers of the
synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he
saw Him, he fell at His feet
5:23 and begged Him earnestly, saying, "My
little daughter lies at the point of death. Come
and lay Your hands on her, that she may be
healed, and she will live."
5:24 So Yah’shua went with him, and a great
multitude followed Him and thronged Him.
5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood
for twelve years,
5:26 and had suffered many things from many
physicians. She had spent all that she had and
was no better, but rather grew worse.
5:27 When she heard about Yah’shua, she came
behind Him in the crowd and touched His
5:28 For she said, "If only I may touch His
clothes, I shall be made well."
5:29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was
dried up, and she felt in her body that she was
healed of the affliction.
5:30 And Yah’shua, immediately knowing in
Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned
around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My
5:31 But His disciples said to Him, "You see the
multitude thronging You, and You say, 'Who
touched Me?' "
5:32 And He looked around to see her who had
done this thing.
5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling,
knowing what had happened to her, came and
fell down before Him and told Him the whole
5:34 And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith
has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed
of your affliction."
5:35 While He was still speaking, some came
from the ruler of the synagogue's house who
said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the
Teacher any further?"
5:36 As soon as Yah’shua heard the word that
was spoken, He said to the ruler of the
synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe."
5:37 And He permitted no one to follow Him
except Peter, James, and John the brother of
5:38 Then He came to the house of the ruler of
the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who
wept and wailed loudly.
5:39 When He came in, He said to them, "Why
make this commotion and weep? The child is not
dead, but sleeping."
5:40 And they laughed Him to scorn. But when
He had put them all outside, He took the father
and the mother of the child, and those who were
with Him, and entered where the child was lying.
5:41 Then He took the child by the hand, and
said to her, "Talitha, cumi," which is translated,
"Little girl, I say to you, arise."
5:42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for
she was twelve years of age. And they were
overcome with great amazement.
5:43 But He commanded them strictly that no
one should know it, and said that something
should be given her to eat.
6:1 Then He went out from there and came to
His own country, and His disciples followed
6:2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began
to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing
Him were astonished, saying, "Where did this
Man get these things? And what wisdom is this
which is given to Him, that such mighty works
are performed by His hands!
6:3 "Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary,
and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon?
And are not His sisters here with us?" And they
were offended at Him.
6:4 But Yah’shua said to them, "A prophet is not
without honor except in his own country, among
his own relatives, and in his own house."
6:5 Now He could do no mighty work there,
except that He laid His hands on a few sick
people and healed them.
6:6 And He marveled because of their unbelief.
Then He went about the villages in a circuit,
6:7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and
began to send them out two by two, and gave
them power over unclean spirits.
6:8 He commanded them to take nothing for the
journey except a staff-no bag, no bread, no
copper in their money belts-
6:9 but to wear sandals, and not to put on two
6:10 Also He said to them, "In whatever place
you enter a house, stay there till you depart from
6:11 "And whoever will not receive you nor hear
you, when you depart from there, shake off the
dust under your feet as a testimony against them.
Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable
for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment
than for that city!"
6:12 So they went out and preached that people
6:13 And they cast out many demons, and
anointed with oil many who were sick, and
6:14 Now King Herod heard of Him, for His
name had become well known. And he said,
"John the Baptist is risen from the dead, and
therefore these powers are at work in him."
6:15 Others said, "It is Elijah." And others said,
"It is the Prophet, or like one of the prophets."
6:16 But when Herod heard, he said, "This is
John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from
6:17 For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of
John, and bound him in prison for the sake of
Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he had
6:18 For John had said to Herod, "It is not lawful
for you to have your brother's wife."
6:19 Therefore Herodias held it against him and
wanted to kill him, but she could not;
6:20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was
a just and holy man, and he protected him. And
when he heard him, he did many things, and
heard him gladly.
6:21 Then an opportune day came when Herod
on his birthday gave a feast for his nobles, the
high officers, and the chief men of Galilee.
6:22 And when Herodias' daughter herself came
in and danced, and pleased Herod and those who
sat with him, the king said to the girl, "Ask me
whatever you want, and I will give it to you."
6:23 He also swore to her, "Whatever you ask
me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."
6:24 So she went out and said to her mother,
"What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of
John the Baptist!"
6:25 Immediately she came in with haste to the
king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at
once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
6:26 And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet,
because of the oaths and because of those who
sat with him, he did not want to refuse her.
6:27 Immediately the king sent an executioner
and commanded his head to be brought. And he
went and beheaded him in prison,
6:28 brought his head on a platter, and gave it to
the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.
6:29 When his disciples heard of it, they came
and took away his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
6:30 Then the apostles gathered to Yah’shua and
told Him all things, both what they had done and
what they had taught.
6:31 And He said to them, "Come aside by
yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."
For there were many coming and going, and they
did not even have time to eat.
6:32 So they departed to a deserted place in the
boat by themselves.
6:33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and
many knew Him and ran there on foot from all
the cities. They arrived before them and came
together to Him.
6:34 And Yah’shua, when He came out, saw a
great multitude and was moved with compassion
for them, because they were like sheep not
having a shepherd. So He began to teach them
6:35 When the day was now far spent, His
disciples came to Him and said, "This is a
deserted place, and already the hour is late.
6:36 "Send them away, that they may go into the
surrounding country and villages and buy
themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat."
6:37 But He answered and said to them, "You
give them something to eat." And they said to
Him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii
worth of bread and give them something to eat?"
6:38 But He said to them, "How many loaves do
you have? Go and see." And when they found
out they said, "Five, and two fish."
6:39 Then He commanded them to make them
all sit down in groups on the green grass.
6:40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and
6:41 And when He had taken the five loaves and
the two fish, He looked up to the sky, blessed
and broke the loaves, and gave them to His
disciples to set before them; and the two fish He
divided among them all.
6:42 So they all ate and were filled.
6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of
fragments and of the fish.
6:44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were
about five thousand men.
6:45 Immediately He made His disciples get
into the boat and go before Him to the other side,
to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.
6:46 And when He had sent them away, He
departed to the mountain to pray.
6:47 Now when evening came, the boat was in
the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the
6:48 Then He saw them straining at rowing, for
the wind was against them. Now about the fourth
watch of the night He came to them, walking on
the sea, and would have passed them by.
6:49 And when they saw Him walking on the
sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out;
6:50 for they all saw Him and were troubled. But
immediately He talked with them and said to
them, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be
6:51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and
the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed
in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.
6:52 For they had not understood about the
loaves, because their heart was hardened.
6:53 When they had crossed over, they came to
the land of Gennesaret and anchored there.
6:54 And when they came out of the boat,
immediately the people recognized Him,
6:55 ran through that whole surrounding region,
and began to carry about on beds those who were
sick to wherever they heard He was.
6:56 Wherever He entered into villages, cities, or
in the country, they laid the sick in the
marketplaces, and begged Him that they might
just touch the hem of His garment. And as many
as touched Him were made well.
7:1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes
came together to Him, having come from
7:2 Now when they saw some of His disciples
eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed
hands, they found fault.
7:3 For the Pharisees and all the Edomites do not
eat unless they wash their hands in a special way,
holding the tradition of the elders.
7:4 When they come from the marketplace, they
do not eat unless they wash. And there are many
other things which they have received and hold,
like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper
vessels, and couches.
7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him,
"Why do Your disciples not walk according to
the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with
7:6 He answered and said to them, "Well did
Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is
'This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
7:7 And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of
7:8 "For laying aside the commandment of
Yahweh, you hold the tradition of men-the
washing of pitchers and cups, and many other
such things you do."
7:9 He said to them, "All too well you reject the
commandment of Yahweh, that you may keep
7:10 "For Moses said, 'Honor your father and
your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or
mother, let him be put to death.'
7:11 "But you say, 'If a man says to his father or
mother, "Whatever profit you might have
received from me is Corban"-' (that is, a gift to
7:12 "then you no longer let him do anything for
his father or his mother,
7:13 "making the word of Yahweh of no effect
through your tradition which you have handed
down. And many such things you do."
7:14 When He had called all the multitude to
Himself, He said to them, "Hear Me, everyone,
7:15 "There is nothing that enters a man from
outside which can defile him; but the things
which come out of him, those are the things that
defile a man.
7:16 "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"
7:17 When He had entered a house away from
the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning
7:18 So He said to them, "Are you thus without
understanding also? Do you not perceive that
whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile
7:19 "because it does not enter his heart but his
stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all
7:20 And He said, "What comes out of a man,
that defiles a man.
7:21 "For from within, out of the heart of men,
proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications,
7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit,
lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride,
7:23 "All these evil things come from within and
defile a man."
7:24 From there He arose and went to the region
of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and
wanted no one to know it, but He could not be
7:25 For a woman whose young daughter had an
unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came
and fell at His feet.
7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syro-
Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to
cast the demon out of her daughter.
7:27 But Yah’shua said to her, "Let the children
be filled first, for it is not good to take the
children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."
7:28 And she answered and said to Him, "Yes,
Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat
from the children's crumbs."
7:29 Then He said to her, "For this saying go
your way; the demon has gone out of your
7:30 And when she had come to her house, she
found the demon gone out, and her daughter
lying on the bed.
7:31 Again, departing from the region of Tyre
and Sidon, He came through the midst of the
region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee.
7:32 Then they brought to Him one who was
deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and
they begged Him to put His hand on him.
7:33 And He took him aside from the multitude,
and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and
touched his tongue.
7:34 Then, looking up to the sky, He sighed, and
said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."
7:35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the
impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he
7:36 Then He commanded them that they should
tell no one; but the more He commanded them,
the more widely they proclaimed it.
7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure,
saying, "He has done all things well. He makes
both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
8:1 In those days, the multitude being very great
and having nothing to eat, Yah’shua called His
disciples to Him and said to them,
8:2 "I have compassion on the multitude,
because they have now continued with Me three
days and have nothing to eat.
8:3 "And if I send them away hungry to their
own houses, they will faint on the way; for some
of them have come from afar."
8:4 Then His disciples answered Him, "How can
one satisfy these people with bread here in the
8:5 He asked them, "How many loaves do you
have?" And they said, "Seven."
8:6 So He commanded the multitude to sit down
on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and
gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His
disciples to set before them; and they set them
before the multitude.
8:7 They also had a few small fish; and having
blessed them, He said to set them also before
8:8 So they ate and were filled, and they took up
seven large baskets of leftover fragments.
8:9 Now those who had eaten were about four
thousand. And He sent them away,
8:10 immediately got into the boat with His
disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha.
8:11 Then the Pharisees came out and began to
dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from
heaven, testing Him.
8:12 But He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said,
"Why does this generation seek a sign?
Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to
8:13 And He left them, and getting into the boat
again, departed to the other side.
8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take
bread, and they did not have more than one loaf
with them in the boat.
8:15 Then He charged them, saying, "Take heed,
beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the
leaven of Herod."
8:16 And they reasoned among themselves,
saying, "It is because we have no bread."
8:17 But Yah’shua, being aware of it, said to
them, "Why do you reason because you have no
bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand?
Is your heart still hardened?
8:18 "Having eyes, do you not see? And having
ears, do you not hear? And do you not
8:19 "When I broke the five loaves for the five
thousand, how many baskets full of fragments
did you take up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."
8:20 "Also, when I broke the seven for the four
thousand, how many large baskets full of
fragments did you take up?" And they said,
8:21 So He said to them, "How is it you do not
8:22 Then He came to Bethsaida; and they
brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to
8:23 So He took the blind man by the hand and
led him out of the town. And when He had spit
on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked
him if he saw anything.
8:24 And he looked up and said, "I see men like
8:25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again
and made him look up. And he was restored and
saw everyone clearly.
8:26 Then He sent him away to his house,
saying, "Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone
in the town."
8:27 Now Yah’shua and His disciples went out
to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the
road He asked His disciples, saying to them,
"Who do men say that I am?"
8:28 So they answered, "John the Baptist; but
some say, Elijah; and others, one of the
8:29 He said to them, "But who do you say that I
am?" Peter answered and said to Him, "You are
8:30 Then He strictly warned them that they
should tell no one about Him.
8:31 And He began to teach them that the Son
of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected
by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be
killed, and after three days rise again.
8:32 He spoke this word openly. And Peter took
Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
8:33 But when He had turned around and looked
at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, "Get
behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the
things of Yahweh, but the things of men."
8:34 When He had called the people to Himself,
with His disciples also, He said to them,
"Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny
himself, and take up his burden, and follow Me.
8:35 "For whoever desires to save his life will
lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake
and the gospel's will save it.
8:36 "For what will it profit a man if he gains the
whole world, and loses his own spirit?
8:37 "Or what will a man give in exchange for
8:38 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My
words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of
him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when
He comes in the glory of His Father with the
9:1 And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to
you that there are some standing here who will
not taste death till they see the kingdom of
Yahweh present with power."
9:2 Now after six days Yah’shua took Peter,
James, and John, and led them up on a high
mountain apart by themselves; and He was
transfigured before them.
9:3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly
white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth
can whiten them.
9:4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses,
and they were talking with Yah’shua.
9:5 Then Peter answered and said to Yah’shua,
"Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let usMark 9:
make three tabernacles: one for You, one for
Moses, and one for Elijah"-
9:6 because he did not know what to say, for
they were greatly afraid.
9:7 And a cloud came and overshadowed them;
and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This
is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"
9:8 Suddenly, when they had looked around,
they saw no one anymore, but only Yah’shua
9:9 Now as they came down from the mountain,
He commanded them that they should tell no one
the things they had seen in the vision, till the Son
of Man had risen from the dead.
9:10 So they kept this word to themselves,
questioning what the rising from the dead meant.
9:11 And they asked Him, saying, "Why do the
scribes say that one like Elijah must come first?"
9:12 Then He answered and told them, "Indeed,
one like Elijah is coming first and restores all
things. And how is it written concerning the Son
of Man, that He must suffer many things and be
treated with contempt?
9:13 "But I say to you that one like Elijah has
also come, and they did to him whatever they
wished, as it is written of him."
9:14 And when He came to the disciples, He
saw a great multitude around them, and scribes
disputing with them.
9:15 Immediately, when they saw Him, all the
people were greatly amazed, and running to Him,
9:16 And He asked the scribes, "What are you
discussing with them?"
9:17 Then one of the crowd answered and said,
"Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute
9:18 "And wherever it seizes him, it throws him
down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth,
and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples,
that they should cast it out, but they could not."
9:19 He answered him and said, "O faithless
generation, how long shall I be with you? How
long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me."
9:20 Then they brought him to Him. And when
he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed
him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed,
foaming at the mouth.
9:21 So He asked his father, "How long has this
been happening to him?" And he said, "From
9:22 "And often he has thrown him both into the
fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You
can do anything, have compassion on us and
9:23 Yah’shua said to him, "If you can believe,
all things are possible to him who believes."
9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out
and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my
9:25 When Yah’shua saw that the people came
running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit,
saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command
you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
9:26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him
greatly, and came out of him. And he became as
one dead, so that many said, "He is dead."
9:27 But Yah’shua took him by the hand and
lifted him up, and he arose.
9:28 And when He had come into the house, His
disciples asked Him privately, "Why could we
not cast it out?"
9:29 So He said to them, "This kind can come
out by nothing but prayer and fasting."
9:30 Then they departed from there and passed
through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to
9:31 For He taught His disciples and said to
them, "The Son of Man is being betrayed into the
hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after
He is killed, He will rise the third day."
9:32 But they did not understand this saying, and
were afraid to ask Him.
9:33 Then He came to Capernaum. And when
He was in the house He asked them, "What was
it you disputed among yourselves on the road?"
9:34 But they kept silent, for on the road they
had disputed among themselves who would be
9:35 And He sat down, called the twelve, and
said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he
shall be last of all and servant of all."
9:36 Then He took a little child and set him in
the midst of them. And when He had taken him
in His arms, He said to them,
9:37 "Whoever receives one of these little
children in My name receives Me; and whoever
receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent
9:38 Now John answered Him, saying,
"Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow
us casting out demons in Your name, and we
forbade him because he does not follow us."
9:39 But Yah’shua said, "Do not forbid him, for
no one who works a miracle in My name can
soon afterward speak evil of Me.
9:40 "For he who is not against us is on our side.
9:41 "For whoever gives you a cup of water to
drink in My name, because you belong to the
Messiah, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no
means lose his reward.
9:42 "But whoever causes one of these little
ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be
better for him if a millstone were hung around
his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.
9:43 "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It
is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather
than having two hands, to go to the Valley of
Hinnom [city dump], into the fire that shall never
9:44 "where 'Their worm does not die,
And the fire is not quenched.'
9:45 "And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it
off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather
than having two feet, to be cast into the Valley of
Hinnom [city dump], into the fire that shall never
9:46 "where 'Their worm does not come to an
end, And the fire is not quenched.'
9:47 "And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it
out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of
Yahweh with one eye, rather than having two
eyes, to be cast into the fire in the Valley of
Hinnom [city dump] -
9:48 "where 'Their worm does not come to an
end, And the fire is not quenched.'
9:49 "For everyone will be seasoned with fire,
and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.
9:50 "Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor,
how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves,
and have peace with one another."
10:1 Then He arose from there and came to the
region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan.
And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as
He was accustomed, He taught them again.
10:2 The Pharisees came and asked Him, "Is it
lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" testing
10:3 And He answered and said to them, "What
did Moses command you?"
10:4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write
a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her."
10:5 And Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote
you this precept.
10:6 "But from the beginning of the creation,
Yahweh 'made them male and female.'
10:7 'For this reason a man shall leave his father
and mother and be joined to his wife,
10:8 'and the two shall become one flesh'; so
then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
10:9 "Therefore what Yahweh has joined
together, let not man separate."
10:10 In the house His disciples also asked Him
again about the same matter.
10:11 So He said to them, "Whoever divorces his
wife and marries another commits adultery
10:12 "And if a woman divorces her husband
and marries another, she commits adultery."
10:13 Then they brought little children to Him,
that He might touch them; but the disciples
rebuked those who brought them.
10:14 But when Yah’shua saw it, He was greatly
displeased and said to them, "Let the little
children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for
of such is the kingdom of Yahweh.
10:15 "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not
receive the kingdom of Yahweh as a little child
will by no means enter it."
10:16 And He took them up in His arms, put His
hands on them, and blessed them.
10:17 Now as He was going out on the road, one
came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him,
"Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit
10:18 So Yah’shua said, "Why do you call Me
good? No one is good but One, that is Yahweh.
10:19 "You know the commandments: 'Do not
commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,'
'Do not bear false witness,' 'Do not defraud,'
'Honor your father and your mother.' "
10:20 And he answered and said to Him,
"Teacher, all these things I have kept from my
10:21 Then Yah’shua, looking at him, loved him,
and said to him, "One thing you lack: Go your
way, sell whatever you have and give to the
poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and
come, take up the burden, and follow Me."
10:22 But he was sad at this word, and went
away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
10:23 Then Yah’shua looked around and said to
His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have
riches to enter the kingdom of Yahweh!"
10:24 And the disciples were astonished at His
words. But Yah’shua answered again and said to
them, "Children, how hard it is for those who
trust in riches to enter the kingdom of Yahweh!
10:25 "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."
10:26 And they were greatly astonished, saying
among themselves, "Who then can be saved?"
10:27 But Yah’shua looked at them saying,
"With men it is impossible, but not with
Yahweh; for with Yahweh all things are
10:28 Then Peter began to say to Him, "See, we
have left all and followed You."
10:29 So Yah’shua answered and said,
"Assuredly, I say to you there is no one who has
left house or brothers or sisters or father or
mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake
and the gospel's,
10:30 "who shall not receive a hundredfold now
in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and
mothers and children and lands, with
persecutions-and in the age to come, eternal life.
10:31 "But many who are first will be last, and
the last first."
10:32 Now they were on the road, going up to
Jerusalem, and Yah’shua was going before them;
and they were amazed. And as they followed
they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside
again and began to tell them the things that
would happen to Him:
10:33 "Behold, we are going to Jerusalem, and
the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief
priests and scribes; and they will condemn Him
to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles;
10:34 "and they will mock Him, and scourge
Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the
third day He will rise again."
10:35 Then James and John, the sons of
Zebedee, came to Him, saying, "Teacher, we
want You to do for us whatever we ask."
10:36 And He said to them, "What do you want
Me to do for you?"
10:37 They said to Him, "Grant us that we may
sit, one on Your right hand and the other on
Your left, in Your glory."
10:38 But Yah’shua said to them, "You do not
know what you ask. Are you able to drink the
cup that I drink, and be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with?"
10:39 They said to Him, "We are able." So
Yah’shua said to them, "You will indeed drink
the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am
baptized with you will be baptized;
10:40 "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."
10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to
be greatly displeased with James and John.
10:42 But Yah’shua called them to Himself and
said, "You know that those who are considered
rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and
their great ones exercise authority over them.
10:43 "Yet it shall not be so among you; but
whoever desires to become great among you
shall be your servant.
10:44 "And whoever of you desires to be first
shall be slave of all.
10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to
be served, but to serve, and to give His life a
ransom for many."
10:46 Now they came to Jericho. As He went
out of Jericho with His disciples and a great
multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus,
sat by the road begging.
10:47 And when he heard that it was Yah’shua
of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say,
"Yah’shua, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
10:48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he
cried out all the more, "Son of David, have
mercy on me!"
10:49 So Yah’shua stood still and commanded
he be called. They called the blind man, saying,
"Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you."
10:50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose
and came to Yah’shua.
10:51 So Yah’shua answered him, "What do you
want Me to do for you?" The blind man
said to Him, "Rabboni, that I may receive my
10:52 Then Yah’shua said to him, "Go your way;
your faith has made you well." And immediately
he received his sight and followed Yah’shua on
11:1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to
Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives,
He sent two of His disciples;
11:2 and He said to them, "Go into the village
opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it
you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat.
Loose it and bring it.
11:3 "And if anyone says to you, 'Why are you
doing this?' say, 'The Lord Yah’shua has need of
it,' and immediately he will send it here."
11:4 So they went their way, and found the colt
tied by the door outside on the street, and they
11:5 But some of those who stood there said to
them, "What are you doing, loosing the colt?"
11:6 And they spoke to them just as Yah’shua
had commanded. So they let them go.
11:7 Then they brought the colt to Yah’shua and
threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.
11:8 And many spread their clothes on the road,
and others cut down leafy branches from the
trees and spread them on the road.
11:9 Then those who went before and those who
followed cried out, saying:
'Blessed is He who comes in the name of
11:10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David
That comes in the name of Yahweh!
Hosanna in the highest!"
11:11 And Yah’shua went into Jerusalem and
into the temple. So when He had looked around
at all things, as the hour was already late, He
went out to Bethany with the twelve.
11:12 Now the next day, when they had come
out from Bethany, He was hungry.
11:13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having
leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find
something on it. When He came to it, He found
nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for
11:14 In response Yah’shua said to it, "Let no
one eat fruit from you ever again." And His
disciples heard it.
11:15 So they came to Jerusalem. Then
Yah’shua went into the temple and began to
drive out those who bought and sold in the
temple, and overturned the tables of the money
changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
11:16 And He would not allow anyone to carry
wares through the temple.
11:17 Then He taught, saying to them, "Is it not
written, 'My house shall be called a house of
prayer for all nations'? But you have made it a
'den of thieves.' "
11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it
and sought how they might destroy Him; for they
feared Him, because all the people were
astonished at His teaching.
11:19 When evening had come, He went out of
11:20 Now in the morning, as they passed by,
they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
11:21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him,
"Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has
11:22 So Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"Have faith in Yahweh.
11:23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says
to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into
the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but
believes that those things he says will be done,
he will have whatever he says.
11:24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things
you ask when you pray, believe that you receive
them, and you will have them.
11:25 "And whenever you stand praying, if you
have anything against anyone, forgive him, that
your Father in heaven may also forgive you your
11:26 "But if you do not forgive, neither will
your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."
11:27 Then they came again to Jerusalem. And
as He was walking in the temple, the chief
priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him.
11:28 And they said to Him, "By what authority
are You doing these things? And who gave You
this authority to do these things?"
11:29 But Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"I also will ask you one question; then answer
and I will tell you by what authority I do these
11:30 "The baptism of John-was it from heaven
or from men? Answer Me."
11:31 And they reasoned among themselves,
saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say,
'Why then did you not believe him?'
11:32 "But if we say, 'From men' "-they feared
the people, for all counted John to have been a
11:33 So they answered and said to Yah’shua,
"We do not know." And Yah’shua answered and
said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what
authority I do these things."
12:1 Then He began to speak to them in
parables: "A man planted a vineyard and set a
hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and
built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers
and went into a far country.
12:2 "Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to
the vinedressers, that he might receive some of
the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers.
12:3 "And they took him and beat him and sent
him away empty-handed.
12:4 "Again he sent them another servant, and at
him they threw stones, wounded him in the head,
and sent him away shamefully treated.
12:5 "And again he sent another, and him they
killed; and many others, beating some and killing
12:6 "Therefore still having one son, his beloved,
he also sent him to them last, saying, 'They will
respect my son.'
12:7 "But those vinedressers said among
themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill
him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
12:8 "So they took him and killed him and cast
him out of the vineyard.
12:9 "Therefore what will the owner of the
vineyard do? He will come and destroy the
vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
12:10 "Have you not even read this Scripture:
'The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
12:11 This was Yahweh's doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
12:12 And they sought to lay hands on Him, but
feared the multitude, for they knew He had
spoken the parable against them. So they left
Him and went away.
12:13 Then they sent to Him some of the
Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His
12:14 When they had come, they said to Him,
"Teacher, we know that You are true, and care
about no one; for You do not regard the person
of men, but teach the way of Yahweh in truth. Is
it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
12:15 "Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But
He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why
do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may
12:16 So they brought it. And He said to them,
"Whose image and inscription is this?" They said
to Him, "Caesar's."
12:17 And Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's,
and to Yahweh the things that are Yahweh's."
And they marveled at Him.
12:18 Then some Sadducees, who say there is
no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked
12:19 "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a
man's brother dies, and leaves his wife behind,
and leaves no children, his brother should take
his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
12:20 "Now there were seven brothers. The first
took a wife; and dying, he left no offspring.
12:21 "And the second took her, and he died; nor
did he leave any offspring. And the third
12:22 "So the seven had her and left no
offspring. Last of all the woman died also.
12:23 "Therefore, in the resurrection, when they
rise, whose wife will she be? For all seven had
her as wife."
12:24 Yah’shua answered and said to them, "Are
you not therefore mistaken, because you do not
know the Scriptures nor the power of Yahweh?
12:25 "For when they rise from the dead, they
neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are
like angels in heaven.
12:26 "But concerning the dead, that they rise,
have you not read in the book of Moses, in the
burning bush passage, how Yahweh spoke to
him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
12:27 "He is not the God of the dead, but the
God of the living. You are therefore greatly
12:28 Then one of the scribes came, and having
heard them reasoning together, perceiving that
He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which
is the first commandment of all?"
12:29 Yah’shua answered him, "The first of all
the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, Yahweh
our God, Yahweh is one.
12:30 'And you shall love Yahweh your God
with all your heart, with all your spirit, with all
your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the
12:31 "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall
love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other
commandment greater than these."
12:32 So the scribe said to Him, "Well said,
Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is
one God, and there is no other but Yahweh.
12:33 "And to love Him with all the heart, with
all the understanding, with all the spirit, and with
all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as
oneself, is more than all the whole burnt
offerings and sacrifices."
12:34 Now when Yah’shua saw that he answered
wisely, He said to him, "You are not far from the
kingdom of Yahweh." But after that no one
dared question Him.
12:35 Then Yah’shua answered and said, while
He taught in the temple, "How is it that the
scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of David?
12:36 "For David himself said by His Holy
'Yahweh said to my Lord,
"Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." '
12:37 "Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord';
how is He then his Son?" And the common
people heard Him gladly.
12:38 Then He said to them in His teaching,
"Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around
in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces,
12:39 "the best seats in the synagogues, and the
best places at feasts,
12:40 "who devour widows' houses, and for a
pretense make long prayers. These will receive
12:41 Now Yah’shua sat opposite the treasury
and saw how the people put money into the
treasury. And many who were rich put in much.
12:42 Then one poor widow came and threw in
two mites, which make a quadrans.
12:43 So He called His disciples to Himself and
said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this
poor widow has put in more than all those who
have given to the treasury;
12:44 "for they all put in out of their abundance,
but she out of her poverty put in all that she had,
her whole livelihood."
13:1 Then as He went out of the temple, one of
His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, see what
manner of stones and what buildings are here!"
13:2 And Yah’shua answered and said to him,
"Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone
shall be left upon another, that shall not be
13:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives
opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and
Andrew asked Him privately,
13:4 "Tell us, when will these things be? And
what will be the sign when all these things will
13:5 And Yah’shua, answering them, began to
say: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
13:6 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I
am He,' and will deceive many.
13:7 "But when you hear of wars and rumors of
wars, do not be troubled; for such things must
happen, but the end is not yet.
13:8 "For nation will rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom. And there will be
earthquakes in various places, and there will be
famines and troubles. These are the beginnings
13:9 "But watch out for yourselves, for they will
deliver you up to councils, and you will be
beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought
before rulers and kings for My sake, for a
testimony to them.
13:10 "And the gospel must first be preached to
all the nations.
13:11 "But when they arrest you and deliver you
up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate
what you will speak. But whatever is given you
in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who
speak, but His Holy Spirit.
13:12 "Now brother will betray brother to death,
and a father his child; and children will rise up
against parents and cause them to be put to
13:13 "And you will be hated by all for My
name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall
13:14 "So when you see the 'abomination of
desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
standing where it ought not" (let the reader
understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee
to the mountains.
13:15 "Let him who is on the housetop not go
down into the house, nor enter to take anything
out of his house.
13:16 "And let him who is in the field not go
back to get his clothes.
13:17 "But woe to those who are pregnant and to
those who are nursing babies in those days!
13:18 "And pray that your flight may not be in
13:19 "For in those days there will be tribulation,
such as has not been since the beginning of the
creation which Yahweh created until this time,
nor ever shall be.
13:20 "And unless Yahweh had shortened those
days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's
sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
13:21 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is
the Messiah!' or, 'Look, He is there!' do not
13:22 "For false messiahs [Christians] and false
prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to
deceive, if possible, even the elect.
13:23 "But take heed; see, I have told you all
13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation,
the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not
give its light;
13:25 "the stars of the sky will fall, and the
powers in the skies will be shaken.
13:26 "Then they will see the Son of Man
coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
13:27 "And then He will send His angels, and
gather together His elect from the four winds,
from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part
of the sky.
13:28 "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.
13:29 "So you also, when you see these things
happening, know that it is near-at the doors!
13:30 "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation
will by no means pass away till all these things
13:31 "The sky and earth will pass away, but My
words will by no means pass away.
13:32 "But of that day and hour no one knows,
not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but
only the Father.
13:33 "Take heed, watch and pray; for you do
not know when the time is.
13:34 "It is like a man going to a far country,
who left his house and gave authority to his
servants, and to each his work, and commanded
the doorkeeper to watch.
13:35 "Watch therefore, for you do not know
when the master of the house is coming-in the
evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the
rooster, or in the morning-
13:36 "lest, coming suddenly, he find you
13:37 "And what I say to you, I say to all:
14:1 After two days it was the Passover and the
Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests
and the scribes sought how they might take Him
by trickery and put Him to death.
14:2 But they said, "Not during the feast, lest
there be an uproar of the people."
14:3 And being in Bethany at the house of
Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman
came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil
of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and
poured it on His head.
14:4 But there were some who were indignant
among themselves, and said, "Why was this
fragrant oil wasted?
14:5 "For it might have been sold for more than
three hundred denarii and given to the poor."
And they criticized her sharply.
14:6 But Yah’shua said, "Let her alone. Why do
you trouble her? She has done a good work for
14:7 "For you have the poor with you always,
and whenever you wish you may do them good;
but Me you do not have always.
14:8 "She has done what she could. She has
come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
14:9 "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
14:10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve,
went to the chief priests to betray Him to them.
14:11 And when they heard it, they were glad,
and promised to give him money. So he sought
how he might conveniently betray Him.
14:12 Now on the first day of the unleaveneds
[the preparation day], when they killed the
Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him,
"Where do You want us to go and prepare, that
You may eat the Passover?"
14:13 And He sent out two of His disciples and
said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will
meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him.
14:14 "Wherever he goes in, say to the master of
the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is the
guest room in which I may eat the Passover with
My disciples?" '
14:15 "He will show you a large furnished upper
room; there make preparations for us."
14:16 So His disciples went out, and came into
the city, and found it just as He had said to them;
and they prepared for the Passover.
14:17 On the even of the Passover He came with
14:18 Now as they sat and ate, Yah’shua said,
"Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats
with Me will betray Me."
14:19 They began to be sorrowful, and say to
Him one by one, "Is it I?" Another said, "Is it I?"
14:20 He answered and said to them, "It is one of
the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish.
14:21 "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 never been born."
14:22 And as they were eating, Yah’shua took
bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them
and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
14:23 Then He took the cup, and when He had
given thanks He gave it to them, and they all
drank from it.
14:24 And He said to them, "This is My blood of
the new covenant, which is shed for many.
14:25 "Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer
drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I
drink it new in the kingdom of Yahweh."
14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they
went out to the Mount of Olives.
14:27 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 will be scattered.'
14:28 "But after I have been raised, I will go
before you to Galilee."
14:29 Peter said to Him, "Even if all are made to
stumble, yet I will not be."
14:30 Yah’shua said to him, "Assuredly, I say to
you that today, even this night, before the rooster
crows twice, you will deny Me three times."
14:31 But he spoke more vehemently, "If I have
to die with You, I will not deny You!" And they
all said likewise.
14:32 Then they came to a place which was
named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples,
"Sit here while I pray."
14:33 And He took Peter, James, and John with
Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply
14:34 Then He said to them, "My spirit is
exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here
14:35 He went a little farther, and fell on the
ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the
hour might pass from Him.
14:36 And He said, "Abba [which being
translated is, Daddy], Father, all things are
possible for You. Take this cup away from Me;
nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."
14:37 Then He came and found them sleeping,
and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping?
Could you not watch one hour?
14:38 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into
temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the
flesh is weak."
14:39 Again He went away and prayed, and
spoke the same words.
14:40 And when He returned, He found them
asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they
did not know what to answer Him.
14:41 Then He came the third time and said to
them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? It is
enough! The hour has come; behold, the Son of
Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
14:42 "Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is
14:43 And immediately, while He was still
speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great
multitude with swords and clubs, came from the
chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
14:44 Now His betrayer had given them a signal,
saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize
Him and lead Him away safely."
14:45 As soon as He had come, immediately he
went up to Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!"
and kissed Him.
14:46 Then they laid their hands on Him and
14:47 And one of those who stood by drew his
sword and struck the servant of the high priest,
and cut off his ear.
14:48 Then Yah’shua answered and said to them,
"Have you come out, as against a robber, with
swords and clubs to take Me?
14:49 "I was daily with you in the temple
teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the
Scriptures must be fulfilled."
14:50 Then they all forsook Him and fled.
14:51 Now a certain young man followed Him,
having a linen cloth thrown around his naked
body. And the young men laid hold of him,
14:52 and he left the linen cloth and fled from
14:53 And they led Yah’shua away to the high
priest; and with him were assembled all the chief
priests, the elders, and the scribes.
14:54 But Peter followed Him at a distance, right
into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat
with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.
14:55 Now the chief priests and all the council
sought testimony against Yah’shua to put Him to
death, but found none.
14:56 For many bore false witness against Him,
but their testimonies did not agree.
14:57 Then some rose up and bore false witness
against Him, saying,
14:58 "We heard Him say, 'I will destroy this
temple made with hands, and within three days I
will build another made without hands.' "
14:59 But not even then did their testimony
14:60 And the high priest stood up in the midst
and asked Yah’shua, saying, "Do You answer
nothing? What is it these men testify against
14:61 But He kept silent and answered nothing.
Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him,
"Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?"
14:62 Yah’shua said, "I am. And you will see the
Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the
Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky."
14:63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and
said, "What further need do we have of
14:64 "You have heard the blasphemy! What do
you think?" And they all condemned Him to be
deserving of death.
14:65 Then some began to spit on Him, and to
blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to
Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers struck Him
with the palms of their hands.
14:66 Now as Peter was below in the courtyard,
one of the servant girls of the high priest came.
14:67 And when she saw Peter warming himself,
she looked at him and said, "You also were with
Yah’shua of Nazareth."
14:68 But he denied it, saying, "I neither know
nor understand what you are saying." And he
went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed.
14:69 And the servant girl saw him again, and
began to say to those who stood by, "This is one
14:70 But he denied it again. And a little later
those who stood by said to Peter again, "Surely
you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and
your speech shows it."
14:71 Then he began to curse and swear, "I do
not know this Man of whom you speak!"
14:72 A second time the rooster crowed. Then
Peter called to mind the word that Yah’shua had
said to him, "Before the rooster crows twice, you
will deny Me three times." And when he thought
about it, he wept.
15:1 Immediately, in the morning, the chief
priests held a consultation with the elders and
scribes and the whole council; and they bound
Yah’shua, led Him away, and delivered Him to
15:2 Then Pilate asked Him, "Are You the King
of the Hebrews?" He answered and said to him,
"It is as you say."
15:3 And the chief priests accused Him of many
things, but He answered nothing.
15:4 Then Pilate asked Him again, saying, "Do
You answer nothing? See how many things they
testify against You!"
15:5 But Yah’shua still answered nothing, so that
15:6 Now at the feast he was accustomed to
releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they
15:7 And there was one named Barabbas, who
was chained with his fellow rebels; they had
committed murder in the rebellion.
15:8 Then the multitude cried aloud asking him
to do just as he had always done for them.
15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you
want me to release to you the King of the
15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had
handed Him over because of envy.
15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd,
so that he should rather release Barabbas to
15:12 Pilate answered and said to them again,
"What then do you want me to do with Him
whom you call the King of the Hebrews?"
15:13 So they cried out again, "Crucify Him!"
15:14 Then Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil
has He done?" But they cried out all the more,
15:15 So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd,
released Barabbas to them; and he delivered
Yah’shua, after he had scourged Him, to be
15:16 Then the soldiers led Him away into the
hall called Praetorium, and they called together
the whole garrison.
15:17 And they clothed Him with purple to mock
Him; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it
on His head,
15:18 and began to salute Him, "Hail, King of
15:19 Then they struck Him on the head with a
reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they
15:20 And when they had mocked Him, they
took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on
Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
15:21 Then they compelled a certain man,
Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and
Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and
passing by, to bear His stake.
15:22 And they brought Him to the place
Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
15:23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with
myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
15:24 And when they crucified Him, they
divided His garments, casting lots for them to
determine what every man should take.
15:25 Now it was the third hour, and they
15:26 And the inscription of His accusation was
written above: THE KING OF THE HEBREWS.
15:27 With Him they also crucified two robbers,
one on His right and the other on His left.
15:28 So the Scripture was fulfilled which says,
"And He was numbered with the transgressors."
15:29 And those who passed by blasphemed
Him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You
who destroy the temple and build it in three days,
15:30 "save Yourself, and come down from the
15:31 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking
among themselves with the scribes, said, "He
saved others; Himself He cannot save.
15:32 "Let the Messiah, the King of Israel,
descend now from the stake, that we may see and
believe." Even those who were crucified with
Him reviled Him.
15:33 Now when the sixth hour had come, there
was darkness over the whole land until the ninth
15:34 And at the ninth hour Yah’shua cried out
with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, My
God, why have You forsaken Me?"
15:35 Some of those who stood by, when they
heard that, said, "Look, He is calling for Elijah!"
15:36 Then someone ran and filled a sponge full
of sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to
Him to drink, saying, "Let Him alone; let us see
if Elijah will come to take Him down."
15:37 And Yah’shua cried out with a loud voice,
and breathed His last.
15:38 Then the veil of the temple was torn in two
from top to bottom.
15:39 So when the centurion, who stood opposite
Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed
His last, he said, "Truly this Man was the Son of
15:40 There were also women looking on from
afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary
the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and
15:41 who also followed Him and ministered to
Him when He was in Galilee, and many other
women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
15:42 Now when evening had come, because it
was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before
the High Sabbath,
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council
member, who was himself waiting for the
kingdom of Yahweh, coming and taking
courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body
15:44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead;
and summoning the centurion, he asked him if
He had been dead for some time.
15:45 So when he found out from the centurion,
he granted the body to Joseph.
15:46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down
and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him
in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock,
and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the
mother of Joses observed where He was laid.
16:1 Now when the weekly Sabbath was past,
Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and
Salome bought spices, that they might come and
16:2 Very early in the morning, on the first day
of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun
16:3 And they said among themselves, "Who
will roll away the stone from the door of the
tomb for us?"
16:4 But when they looked up, they saw that the
stone had been rolled away-for it was very large.
16:5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young
man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the
right side; and they were alarmed.
16:6 But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed.
You seek Yah’shua of Nazareth, who was
crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the
place where they laid Him.
16:7 "But go, tell His disciples-and Peter-that He
is going before you into Galilee; there you will
see Him, as He said to you."
16:8 So they went out quickly and fled from the
tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And
they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
16:9 Now after He had risen, early on the first
day of the weeks [Wave Sheaf Day], He
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom
He had cast seven demons.
16:10 She went and told those who had been
with Him, as they mourned and wept.
16:11 And when they heard that He was alive
and had been seen by her, they did not believe.
16:12 After that, He appeared in another form to
two of them as they walked and went into the
16:13 And they went and told it to the rest, but
they did not believe them either.
16:14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they
sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they did not
believe those who had seen Him after He had
16:15 And He said to them, "Go into all the
world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be
saved; but he who does not believe will be
16:17 "And these signs will follow those who
believe: In My name they will cast out demons;
they will speak with new languages;
16:18 "they will take up serpents; and if they
drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt
them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they
16:19 So then, after Yahweh had spoken to
them, He was received up into heaven, and sat
down at the right hand of Yahweh.
16:20 And they went out and preached
everywhere, Yahweh working with them and
confirming the word through the accompanying