NT-03 Luke
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‏ הַבְּשׂוֹרה   הַקְּדוֹשׁה   עַל־פִּי  לוּקָס ‎
HA-B'SORAH  HA-K'DOSHAH  `AL-PI  LUKAS
The Glad Tidings According to (lit. at the mouth of) Luke
The Hebrew Names 'Plus' Version

Brief notes on Hebrew pronunciation
and translation can be found at GLOSSARY
[♦]  See FOOTNOTES
"Adonai" is reserved to refer to YHWH.  "Ha-Adon" may be ambiguous for YHWH or Yeshua.

PEREQ ‏א‎
CHAPTER 1

1:1 Because many have undertaken to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,  2 even as they delivered them to us, who, me-rosh, were eyewitnesses and ministers of ha-davar,  3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately me-rosh, to write to you b'seder, most excellent Theophilos; 1-34 that you might know the certainty concerning the things in which you were instructed.

1:5 Kohen hayah bi'y'mei Hedēs, Melekh Y'hudah, Z'kharyah sh'mo, of the priestly division of Aviyah.  He had an ishshah mi-b'not Aharon, u'sh'mah Elisheva.  6 They were both tzaddikim lifnei ha-Elohim, walking blamelessly b'khol mitzvot u'v'chukim YHWH.  7 But they had no child, because Elisheva was barren, and they both were well advanced ba-yamim.

1:8 Va'y'hi, while serving the office of Kohen lifnei ha-Elohim in the order of his division,1-89 according to the custom of ha-Kohanim, his lot was to enter into Mishkan YHWH and burn incense.  10 V'khol q'hal ha`am were praying outside at the hour of incense.  11 Mal'akh YHWH appeared to him, standing on the right side of ha-mizbeach of incense.  12 Z'kharyah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell on him.  13 Vayomer ha-mal'akh to him, "Don't be afraid, Z'kharyah, because your request has been heard, and Elisheva, your ishshah, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name1-13 Yochanan. 
14 You will have simchah va-gil;
and many will rejoice at his birth.
15 For he will be great in the sight of YHWH,
and he will drink no yayin nor strong drink.
He will be filled with Ruach ha-Kodesh,
even from his mother's womb.
16 V'rabim mi-b'nei Yisra'el shall be turned el-YHWH, their Elohim.
17 He will go before his face b'ruach and power of Eliyahu,
'to turn lev avot al-banim,'[A]
and the disobedient to the wisdom of ha-tzaddikim;
a people having been prepared for YHWH."[B]
18 Vayomer Z'kharyah el-ha-mal'akh, "How can I be sure of this?  For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."  19 Ha-mal'akh answered him vayomer,1-19 "Ani Gavri'el, standing lifnei ha-Elohim.  I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you ha-b'sorah hazot.  20 V'hinneh, you will be silent and not able to speak, `ad ha-yom that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my d'varim, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."  21 The people were waiting for Z'kharyah, and they marveled while he delayed ba-Mishkan.  22 When he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision ba-Mishkan.  He continued making signs to them, and remained mute.  23 It happened, when the days of his service were fulfilled, he departed el-beito.

1:24 Achar ha-yamim ha-eleh, Elisheva ishto conceived, and she hid herself five months, saying,  25 "Thus has YHWH done to me in the days in which he looked at me, to take away my reproach mi-b'nei adam."

1:26 Now in the sixth month, Gavri'el ha-mal'akh was sent from Elohim to a city of ha-Galil named Natzeret,  27 to a virgin1-27 pledged to be married to a man whose name was Yosef mi-beit David.  The virgin's name was Miryam.  28 Ha-mal'akh entered vayomer to her, "Gilah, 1-28 you highly favored one!  YHWH is with you.  Blessed are you among nashim!"  29 But when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered what kind of salutation this might be.  30 Vayomer ha-mal'akh to her, "Don't be afraid, Miryam, for you have found favor with Elohim.  31 Hinneh, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name 'Yeshua.'
32 V'hu gadol yihyeh, and will be called Ben Elyon.  YHWH Elohim will give to him kiseh David aviv,
33 and he will reign over beit Ya`akov l`olam va`ed.  There will be no end of his kingdom."[C]
34 Vatomer Miryam el-ha-mal'akh, "How will this be, seeing I am a virgin?"  35 Ha-mal'akh answered her vayomer,
"Ruach Ha-Kodesh will come on you,
and the power of ha-`Elyon will overshadow you.
Therefore also the one who is born from you will be called ha-kadosh,
Ben ha-Elohim
.[D]
36 V'hinneh, Elisheva, your relative, also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.  37 For no word from Elohim will be void of power."  38 Vatomer Miryam, "Hinneh, the handmaid of YHWH; be it to me according to your statement."  Ha-mal'akh departed from her.

1:39 Miryam arose ba-yamim ha-hem and went into the hill country with haste, el`ir Y'hudah,  40 and entered into beit Z'kharyah and greeted Elisheva.  41 It happened, when Elisheva heard the greeting of Miryam, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elisheva was filled with Ruach ha-Kodesh.  42 She called out with a qol gadol vatomer, "Blessed are you among nashim, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!  43 Why am I so favored, ki-em ha-Adon should come to me?  44 For hinneh, when the voice of your greeting came into my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for simchah!  45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from YHWH!"  46 Vatomer Miryam,
"My nefesh magnifies YHWH;
47 My ruach has rejoiced b'Elohim my Moshia,
48 For he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid.
Ki hinneh, from now on, kol-ha-dorot will call me blessed.
49 For he who is gadol has done to me g'dolim.
Kadosh sh'mo
.
50 His chesed l'dor dorim on those who fear him.
51 He has shown g'vurah with his arm.
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
52 He has put down princes from their kisot.
And has exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things.
He has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has given help to Yisra'el, his `eved,
that he might remember mercy,
55 As he spoke to avoteinu,
Toward Avraham and his zera `ad`olam."
56 Miryam stayed with her about three months, and returned to her bayit.

1:57 Now the time that Elisheva should give birth was fulfilled, and she brought forth a son.  58 Her neighbors and her relatives heard that YHWH had magnified his chesed toward her, and they rejoiced with her.  59 Va'y'hi ba-yom ha-sh'mini, that they came to circumcise ha-yeled; and they would have called him Z'kharyah al-shem aviv.  60 His mother answered, "Lo, ki Yochanan he will be called."  61 They said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called ka-shem hazeh."  62 They made signs to his father, what he would have him called.  63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "Yochanan sh'mo." They all marveled.  64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing Elohim.  65 Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Y'hudah.  66 All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will ha-yeled hazeh be?"  V'yad YHWH was with him.

1:67 His father, Z'kharyah, was filled with Ruach ha-Kodesh, and prophesied, saying,
68 "Barukh YHWH, Elohei Yisra'el,
For he has visited and worked redemption for his people;
69 And has raised up a horn of yeshuah for us
b'veit David his eved
70 (As he spoke by the mouth of his n'vi'im k'doshim asher me`olam),
71 Yeshuah from our enemies,
and from the hand of all who hate us;
72 To show chesed toward avoteinu,
to remember his b'rit kodesh,
73 The oath which he spoke to Avraham avinu,
74 To grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies,
should serve him without fear,
75 In holiness and tz'dakah before him kol y'mei chayeinu.
76 V'attah, ha-yeled, will be called n'vi Elyon,
for you will go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways,[E]
77 To give knowledge of yeshuah to his people
by the remission of their chata'im,
78 Through the affection of chesed Eloheinu,
whereby a rising (sun) from on high will visit us,
79 To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of ha-mavet;
to guide our feet into the way of shalom."
80 Ha-yeled grew, and grew strong in ruach, and was in the desert until the day he was shown el-Yisra'el.

A (17) Mal. 4:6.  B (17) Is. 40:3.  C (33) Is. 1:33.  D (35) Is. 7:14.  E (76) Is. 40:3.


PEREQ ‏ב‎
CHAPTER 2

2:1 Va'y'hi ba-yamim hahem, that a decree went out from Kaisar Augoustos that all the world should be enrolled.  2 This was the first enrollment made when Kunios was governor of Aram.  3 All went to enroll themselves, everyone to his own city.  4 Yosef also went up from ha-Galil, me`ir N'tzeret el-Y'hudah, l`ir David, hi Beit-Lechem, ki hayah mi-beit David and his mishpachah;  5 to enroll himself with Miryam, who was pledged to be married to him as ishshah, being great with child.  6 It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth.  7 She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in cloths, and laid him in a feeding trough,2-7 because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8 V'ro`im hayu ba-aretz ha-hi staying ba-sadeh, and keeping watch ha-lailah over their flock.  9 V'hinneh, mal'akh YHWH stood by them, u'k'vod YHWH shone around them, and they were terrified.  10 Vayomer alihem ha-mal'akh, "Don't be afraid, ki hinneh, I bring you good news of simchah g'dolah which will be l'kol ha`am.  11 For there is born to you this day Moshia asher hu ha-Mashiach ha-Adon[A] b`ir David.  12 V'zeh ha-ot to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, lying in a feeding trough."  13 Suddenly, there was with ha-mal'akh a multitude of the heavenly host praising Elohim, and saying,2-1314 "Kavod ba'm'romim l'Elohim, u'va-aretz shalom bi'v'nei adam r'tzono."
["Glory in the high places to Elohim, and on eretz shalom, good will to men who please him."]

2:15 Va'y'hi, when ha-mal'akhim went away from them into ha-shamayim, that ha-ro`im said one to another, "Let's go to Beit-Lechem now, and see this thing that has happened, which YHWH has made known to us."  16 They came with haste, and found both Miryam v'Yosef, and the baby lying in the feeding trough.  17 When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about ha-yeled hazeh.  18 All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by ha-ro`im.  19 But Miryam kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.  20 Ha-ro`im returned, glorifying and praising Elohim for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken to them.

2:21 When sh'mot yamim were fulfilled for the circumcision of ha-yeled, his name was called 2-21 Yeshua, which was given by ha-mal'akh before he was conceived in the womb.

2:22 When the days of their purification according to Torat Mosheh were fulfilled, they brought him up to Y'rushalayim, to present him lifnei YHWH23 (ka-katuv b'Torat YHWH, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called kodesh la-YHWH"[B]),  24 and to offer korban k'mitzvat Torat YHWH, "A pair of turtledoves, or two b'nei yonah."  25 Hinneh, ish bi'Y'rushalayim u'sh'mo Shim`on; v'hu ish tzaddik v'chasid, looking for the consolation of Yisra'el, v'Ruach ha-Kodesh was on him.  26 It had been revealed to him by Ruach ha-Kodesh that he should not see death before he had seen Mashiach YHWH.  27 Va-yavo ba-ruach el-ha-Mikdash.  When the parents brought in ha-yeled, Yeshua, that they might do concerning him according to chukkat ha-Torah,  28 then he received him into his arms, and blessed Elohim, vayomer, 
29 "Now let you your `eved depart, Adonai, 2-29
according to your davar, b'shalom;
30 For my eyes have seen your yeshu`ah,
31 Which you have prepared lifnei kol ha`ammim;
32 Or la-galut to enlighten ha-goyim,[C]
and the glory of your people Yisra'el."
2:33 V'Yosef v'imo were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him,  34 and Shim`on blessed them, vayomer el-Miryam, imo,
"Hinneh, this (one) is set for the falling and the rising of many b'Yisra'el,
and for a sign which is spoken against.
35 Yes, a sword will pierce through your own nefesh,
that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed."
2:36 There was one Channah, n'vi'ah, bat-P'nu'el, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband sheva shanim from her virginity,  37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four), who didn't depart min ha-Mikdash, worshipping with fastings and petitions lailah va-yom.  38 Coming up at that very hour, she gave thanks la'YHWH, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for redemption bi'Y'rushalayim. 2-38

2:39 When they had accomplished all things that were k'Torat YHWH, they returned into ha-Galil, to their own city, N'tzeret.  40 Ha-yeled grew, and grew strong ba-ruach, filled with chokhmah, and chesed Elohim was on him.

2:41 His parents went to Y'rushalayim shanah b'shanah l'chag ha-Pasach.  42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to Y'rushalayim according to mishpat ha-chag,  43 and when they had fulfilled ha-yamim, as they were returning, the boy Yeshua stayed behind bi'Y'rushalayim.  v'Yosef and his mother didn't know it,  44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.  45 When they didn't find him, they returned to Y'rushalayim, looking for him.  46 Va'y'hi acharei sh'loshet yamim they found him ba-Mikdash sitting among ha-morim, hearing them and asking them questions.  47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.  48 When they saw him, they were astonished, vatomer his mother to him, "Yeled, why have you treated us this way?  Hinneh, your father and I were anxiously looking for you."  49 Vayomer to them, "Why were you looking for me?  Didn't you know that I must be in the (affairs) of my Father?"  50 They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them.  51 He went down with them, and came el-Natzeret.  He was subject to them, and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

2:52 Yeshua advanced b'chokhmah and stature, and in favor `im-Elohim v`im-anashim.

A (11) Mic. 5:2.  B (23) Ex. 13: 2, 12-13.  C (24) Lev. 12:6-8.  D (32) Is. 42:6.


PEREQ ‏ג‎
CHAPTER 3

3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of malkhut Tiberios Kaisar, Pontios Pilatos being governor of Y'hudah, and Hedēs being tetrarch of ha-Galil, and his brother Philippos tetrarch of the region of Yitur and Trachōnitis, and Lusanias tetrarch of Abilē,  2 in the days of the High Priesthood of Chananyah and Kaiafas, d'var Elohim came to Yochanan ben-Z'kharyah ba-midbar.  3 He came el-kol kikkar ha-Yarden, preaching the immersion of repentance to remission of ha-chata'im.  4 Ka-katuv b'sefer divrei Y'shayahu ha-navi, saying,
"The voice of one crying, 'Ba-midbar,
prepare derekh YHWH.
Make his paths straight (ba-aravah, a road l'Eloheinu).'

5 "Every valley will be filled.
Every mountain and hill will be brought low.
The crooked will become straight,
and the rough ways smooth.

6 Kol basar will see yeshuat Elohim.'"[A]
3:7 He said therefore to ha-hamon who went out to be immersed by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?  8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of t'shuvah, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Avraham for our father;' for I tell you that Elohim is able to raise up banim l'Avraham from these stones!  9 Even now the ax also lies at the root of the trees.  Every tree therefore that doesn't bring forth p'ri tov is cut down, and thrown ba-esh."

3:10 Ha-hamonim asked him, "What then must we do?"  11 He answered them, "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none.  He who has food, let him do likewise."  12 Tax collectors also came to be immersed, and they said to him, "Moreh, what must we do?"  13 He answered vayomer to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."  14 Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us?  What must we do?"  Vayomer to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully.  Be content with your wages."

3:15 As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning Yochanan, whether perhaps he was ha-Mashiach,  16 Yochanan answered vayomer to them all, "I indeed immerse you ba-mayim, but he comes who is mightier than I, the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to loosen. He will immerse you b'Ruach ha-Kodesh u'va-esh,  17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff ba-esh unquenchable."  18 Then with many other exhortations he preached ha-b'sorah to ha`am,  19 but Hedēs the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herōdias, wife of his brother Philippos, and for kol ha-ra which Hedēs had done,  20 added this also to them all, that he shut up Yochanan in prison.  21 Va'y'hi, when all the people were immersed, Yeshua also having been immersed and praying, ha-shamayim was opened,  22 and Ruach ha-Kodesh descended bi'd'mut guf k'yonah on him; 3-22 va'y'hi qol min-ha-shamayim lemor, "Attah b'ni y'didi.  In you I am well pleased."

3:23 Yeshua himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being ben (as was supposed) Yosef, ben-Eli,  24 ben-Matthat, ben-Levi, ben-Malki, ben-Yannai, ben-Yosef,  25 ben-Mattityahu, ben-`Amos, ben-Nachum, ben-Esli, ben-Naggai,  26 ben-Machat, ben-Mattityahu, ben-Shim`i, ben-Yosef, ben-Y'hudah,  27 ben-Yochanan, ben-Rhesa, ben-Z'rubbavel, ben-She'alti'el, ben-Neri,  28 ben-Malki, ben-Addi, ben-Kosam, ben-Elmadan, ben-`Er,  29 ben-Yose, ben-Eli`ezer, ben-Yoram, ben-Matthat, ben-Levi,  30 ben-Shim`on, ben-Y'hudah, ben-Yosef, ben-Yonam, ben-Elyakim,  31 ben-Mal'ah, ben-Manna, ben-Mattattah, ben-Natan, ben-David,  32 ben-Yishai, ben-`Oved, ben-Bo`az, ben-Salmon, ben-Nachshon,  33 ben-`Amminadav, ben-Aram, ben-Yoram, ben-Chetzron, ben-Peretz, ben-Y'hudah,  34 ben-Ya`akov, ben-Yitzchak, ben-Avraham, ben-Terach, ben-Nachor,  35 ben-Serug, ben-Re`u, ben-Peleg, ben-`Ever, ben-Shelach 36 ben-Qenan, 3-36 ben-Arpakhshad, ben-Shem, ben-Noach, ben-Lemekh,  37 ben-Metushelach, ben-Chanokh, ben-Yered, ben-Mahalal'el, ben-Qeinan,  38 ben-Enosh, ben-Shet, ben-Adam, ben-Elohim.

A (5) Is. 40:3-5.


PEREQ ‏ד‎
CHAPTER 4

4:1 Yeshua, full of Ruach ha-Kodesh, returned from ha-Yarden, and was led by ha-Ruach into ha-midbar 2 for forty days, being tempted by ha-malshin. 4-2  He ate nothing ba-yamim ha-hem.  Afterward, when they were completed, he was hungry.  3 Vayomer ha-malshin to him, "Im ben-ha-Elohim attah, command ha-even hazeh to become a loaf (of bread)."  4 Yeshua answered him, vayomer, "It is written, 'Ha-adam shall not live by lechem alone, but by every word of Elohim.'"[A]5 Ha-malshin, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him kol maml'khot of the world in a moment of time.  6 Vayomer ha-malshin to him, "I will give you kol memshalah hazot, and their kavod, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want.  7 If you therefore will worship before me, it will all be yours."  8 Yeshua answered him vayomer, "It is written, 'You shall worship YHWH Eloheikha, and him only shall you serve.'"[B]9 He led him to Yerushalayim, and set him al-pinnat Beit ha-Mikdash vayomer to him, "Im ben-ha-Elohim attah, cast yourself down from here,  10 ki-katuv,
'He will give his mal'akhim charge concerning you, to guard you;'
11 and,
'On their hands they will bear you up,
Lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'
"[C]
12 Yeshua answered vayomer to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt YHWH Eloheikha.'"[D]13 When ha-malshin had completed every temptation, he departed from him until another time.

4:14 Yeshua returned in the power of ha-Ruach el-ha-Galil, and news about him spread through all the surrounding area.  15 He taught in their q'hillot, being glorified by all.

4:16 He came to N'tzeret, where he had been brought up.  He entered, as was his custom, into ha-qahal b'yom ha-Shabbat, and stood up to read.  17 Sefer Yeshayahu was handed to him.  He opened ha-sefer, and found the place where it was written,
18 "'Ruach YHWH is on me,
because he anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives,
recovering of sight to the blind,
to deliver those who are crushed,

19 And to proclaim the acceptable year la-YHWH.'"[E]
20 He closed ha-sefer, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down.  The eyes of kol asher b'qahal were fastened on him.  21 He began to tell them, "Ha-yom, ha-Katuv hazeh has been fulfilled in your hearing."  22 All testified about him, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth, and they said, "Isn't this ben-Yosef?"  23 Vayomer to them, "Doubtless you will tell me ha-mashal hazeh, 'Physician, heal yourself!  Whatever we have heard done at K'far-Nachum, do also here in your hometown.'"  24 Vayomer, "Amen.  I tell you, no navi is acceptable in his hometown.  25 B'emet I tell you, there were many widows in Yisra'el bi'y'mei Eliyahu, when ha-shamayim was shut up three years and six months, when a great famine came over kol ha-aretz.  26 Eliyahu was sent to none of them, except only to Tzarfat l'Tzidon, to a woman who was a widow.  27 M'tzora`im rabbim were b'Yisra'el bi'y'mei Elisha ha-navi, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Na`aman ha-Arammi."  28 They were all filled with wrath ba-qahal, as they heard these things;  29 and they rose up, and threw him out of ha`ir, and led him to the brow of ha-har that their city was built on, that they might throw him off the cliff.  30 But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way.

4:31 He came down el-K'far Nachum, `ir ha-Galil.  He was teaching them ba-Shabbatot,  32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his davar was with authority.  33 Ba-qahal there was a man who had a ruach tameh, and he cried out b'qol gadol,  34 lemor, "Aha!  What have we to do with you, Yeshua ha-Notzri?  Have you come to destroy us?  I know you, mi attah: Qadosh ha-Elohim!"  35 Yeshua rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"  When ha-shed had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.  36 Amazement came on all, and they spoke together, one with another, saying, "Ma ha-davar hazeh?  For with authority and power he commands ruchot ha-tum'ah, and they come out!"  37 News about him went out into every place of the surrounding region.

4:38 He rose up min ha-qahal, and entered into beit Shim`on.  The mother-in-law of Shim`on was afflicted with a great fever, and they begged him for her.  39 He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her.  Immediately she rose up and served them.

4:40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.  41 Shedim also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "Attah hu ha-Mashiach, ben ha-Elohim!"  Rebuking them, he didn't allow them to speak, because they knew that hu ha-Mashiach.

4:42 When it was day, he came out and went into an uninhabited place, and ha-hamonim looked for him, and came to him, and held on to him, so that he wouldn't go away from them.  43 Vayomer to them, "I must preach b'sorat Malkhut ha-Elohim to the other cities also.  For this reason I have been sent."  44 He was preaching b'q'hillot ha-Galil.

A (4) Deut. 8:3.  B (8) Deut. 10:20.  C (11) Ps. 11, 12.  D (12) Deut. 6:16.  E (19) Is. 61:1, 2.


PEREQ ‏ה‎
CHAPTER 5

5:1 Va'y'hi, while ha-hamon pressed on him and heard d'var Elohim, that he was standing by Yam Kinneret.  2 He saw two boats standing by ha-yam, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.  3 He entered into one of the boats, which was Shim`on's, and asked him to put out a little from ha-aretz.  He sat down and taught ha-hamonim out of the boat.  4 He finished speaking, vayomer el-Shim`on, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch."  5 Shim`on answered vayomer to him, "Master, 5-5 we worked kol ha-lailah, and took nothing; but at your bidding I will let down the net."  6 When they had done this, they caught a great many gadim, and their net was breaking.  7 They beckoned to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them.  They came and filled both boats so that they began to sink.  8 But Shim`on Kefa, when he saw it, fell down at Yeshua's knees, saying, "Depart from me, ki-ish chote ani, Adoni."  9 For he was amazed, and all who were with him, at the catch of dagim which they had caught;  10 and so also were Ya`akov v'et-Yochanan, b'nei Zavdai, who were partners with Shim`on.  Vayomer Yeshua el-Shim`on, "Don't be afraid.  From now on you will catch men alive."[A]11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

5:12 Va'y'hi, while he was in one of the cities, hinneh, there was a man full of tsara`at.  When he saw Yeshua, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, "Adoni, if you want to, you can make me tahor."  13 He stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to.  Be made tahor." Immediately ha-tsara`at departed from him.  14 He charged him to "Tell no one, but go your way, and show yourself to ha-Kohen, and offer for your cleansing according to what Mosheh commanded, for an `edut to them."  15 But the report concerning him spread much more, and hamonim rabbim came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.  16 But he withdrew himself el-ha-midbarot, and prayed.

5:17 Va'y'hi on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there were P'rushim u'morei ha-Torah sitting by, who had come mi-kol-k'farei ha-Galil, mi-Y'hudah, u'mi-Y'rushalayim.  U'g'vurat YHWH was with him to heal them.  18 Hinneh, anashim brought a paralyzed man on a cot, and they sought to bring him in to lay before him.  19 Not finding a way to bring him in because of ha-hamon, they went up on ha-bayit, and let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst before Yeshua.  20 He saw their emunah, vayomer to him, "Ben-adam, your chata'im are forgiven5-20 you."  21 Ha-Sofrim v'ha-P'rushim began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaks blasphemies?  Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"  22 But Yeshua, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?  23 Which is easier to say, 'Your chata'im are forgiven you;' or to say, 'Arise and walk?'  24 But that you may know that Bar Enash5-24 has authority ba-aretz to forgive sins" (he said to the paralyzed man), "I tell you, arise, and take up your cot, and go to your bayit."  25 Immediately he rose up before them, and took up that which he was lying on, and departed to his house, glorifying Elohim.  26 Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified Elohim.  They were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things ha-yom."

5:27 Va'y'hi after these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!"  28 He left everything, and rose up and followed him.

5:29 Levi made a great feast for him in his bayit.  There was a hamon rav of tax collectors and others who were reclining with them.  30 Their Sofrim v'ha-P'rushim murmured against his talmidim, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and chatta'im?"  31 Yeshua answered vayomer to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do.  32 I have not come to call ha-tzaddikim la-t'shuvah, ki im-ha-chatta'im."

5:33 They said to him, "Why do talmidei Yochanan often fast and pray, v'gam talmidei ha-P'rushim, but yours eat and drink?"  34 Vayomer to them, "Can you make the friends [lit.: sons] of the bridegroom [lit.: bridal chamber] fast, while the bridegroom is with them?  35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them.  Then they will fast in those days."  36 He also told a mashal to them.  "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old garment, or else he will tear the new, and also the piece from the new will not match the old.  37 No one puts tirosh into old wineskins, or else ha-tirosh will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.  38 But tirosh must be put into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.  39 No man having drunk old yayin immediately desires tirosh, for he says, 'The old is better.'"

A (10) Jer. 16:14-16; Matt. 4:19.


PEREQ ‏ו‎
CHAPTER 6

6:1 Va'y'hi on the second Shabbat after the first, that he was going through the grain fields, and his talmidim plucked the heads of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands.  2 But some of ha-P'rushim said to them, "Why do you do that which is not lawful to do ba-Shabbat?"  3 Yeshua answered them vayomer, "Haven't you read this, what David did when he was hungry, he, and those who were with him;  4 how he entered el-Beit ha-Elohim, and took and ate lechem ha-panim, and gave also to those who were with him, which is not lawful to eat except for ha-Kohanim alone?"[A]5 Vayomer to them, "Bar Enash Adon ha-Shabbat hu."

6:6 Va'y'hi b'Shabbat acheret that he entered el-qahal and taught.  There was a man there, and his right hand was withered.  7 Ha-Sofrim v'ha-P'rushim watched him, to see whether he would heal ba-Shabbat, that they might find an accusation against him.  8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Rise up, and stand in the middle."  He arose and stood.  9 Vayomer Yeshua to them, "I will ask you something: Is it lawful ba-Shabbat to do good, or to do harm?  To save a life, or to kill?"  10 He looked around at them all, vayomer to him, "Stretch out your hand."  He did, and his hand was restored as sound as the other.  11 But they were filled with rage, and talked with one another about what they might do to Yeshua.

6:12 Va'y'hi ba-yamim hahem that he went out into ha-har to pray, and he continued kol ha-lailah in prayer l'Elohim.  13 When it was boqer, he called his talmidim, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named sh'lichim:  14 Shim`on, whom he also named Kefa; Andrai his brother; Ya`akov; Yochanan; Philippos; Bar-Talmai;  15 Mattai; To'ma; Ya`akov ben-Chalfai; Shim`on, who was called ha-Qana'i; 6-1516 Y'hudah ben-Ya`akov v'Y'hudah Ish-Kriyot, who also became a traitor.

6:17 He came down with them, and stood on a level place, with a hamon of his talmidim, and a crowd of the people mi-kol Y'hudah v'Y'rushalayim, and the sea coast of Tzor v'Tzidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;  18 also those who were troubled b'ruchot t'me'ot, and they were being healed.  19 V'khol ha-hamon sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all.

6:20 He lifted up his eyes6-20 to his talmidim, and said, "Blessed are you poor, for yours is malkhut ha-Elohim.

6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled.  Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

6:22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them and reproach you, and throw out your name as evil,6-22 for the sake of Bar Enash.  23 Rejoice ba-yom ha-hu, and leap for joy, ki hinneh, your reward is great ba-shamayim, for their fathers did the same thing to ha-n'vi'im.

6:24 "But oy to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

6:25 Oy to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry.  Oy to you, you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

6:26 Oy, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false n'vi'im.

6:27 "But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you.  29 To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; 6-29 and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also.  30 Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.  31 As you desire that men should do to you, likewise do to them also.

6:32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?  For even chatta'im love those who love them.  33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?  For even chatta'im do the same.  34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you?  Even chatta'im lend to chatta'im, to receive back as much.  35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back, and your reward will be great, and you will be b'nei `Elyon; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.  36 Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

6:37 "Don't judge, and you won't be judged.  Don't condemn, and you won't be condemned.  Set free, and you will be set free.  38 Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they give into your bosom.  For with the same measure you measure, it will be measured back to you."

6:39 He spoke a mashal to them.  "Can the blind guide the blind?  Won't they both fall into a pit?  40 A talmid is not above his moreh, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his moreh.  41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the log that is in your own eye?  42 Or how can you tell your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the log that is in your own eye?  You hypocrite!  First remove the log from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye.

6:43 "Ein etz tov brings forth rotten fruit; nor again does a rotten tree bring forth p'ri tov.  44 For each tree is known by its own fruit.  For people don't gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.  45 Ish tov out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, and ish ra out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.

6:46 "Why do you call me, 'Adoni, Adoni' and don't do the things which I say?  47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my d'varim and does them, I will show you who he is like.  48 He is like a man building a bayit, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on ha-sela.  When a flood arose, the stream broke ba-bayit ha-hu, and could not shake it, because it was founded al-ha-sela.  49 But he who hears, and doesn't do, is like a man who built a bayit al-ha-aretz without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of ha-bayit ha-hu was great."

A (4) 1 Sam. 21:3-6.


PEREQ ‏ז‎
CHAPTER 7

7:1 After he had finished all his d'varim in the hearing of ha`am, he entered el-K'far-Nachum.  2 A certain `eved of a centurion, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.  3 When he heard about Yeshua, he sent to him Ziqnei ha-Y'hudim, asking him to come and save his `eved.  4 When they came to Yeshua, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,  5 for he loves our goy, and he built our qahal for us."  6 Yeshua went with them.  When he was now not far from ha-bayit, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Adoni, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.  7 Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say ha-davar, and my `eved will be healed.  8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers.  I tell this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my `eved, 'Do this,' and he does it."  9 When Yeshua heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to ha-hamon who followed him, "I tell you, I have not found such emunah g'dolah, no, not b'Yisra'el."  10 Those who were sent, returning to ha-bayit, found that ha-`eved who had been sick was well.

7:11 Va'y'hi on the next (day), that he went to a city called Na`in.  Many of his talmidim went with him, along with a hamon rav.  12 Now when he drew near to the gate of ha`ir, hinneh, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.  Rabbim me`am ha`ir were with her.  13 On seeing her, ha-Adon had compassion on her, vayomer to her, "Don't cry."  14 He came near and touched ha-aron, and the bearers stood still.  Vayomer, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"  15 He who was dead sat up, and began to speak.  He gave him to his mother.  16 Fear took hold of all, and they glorified Elohim, saying, "Navi gadol has arisen among us!" and, "Elohim has visited `amo!"  17 This report went out concerning him b'khol Y'hudah, and in all the surrounding region.

7:18 Talmidei Yochanan told him about kol eleh.  19 Yochanan, calling to himself two of his talmidim, sent them to Yeshua, saying, "Are you he who comes, or should we look l'acher?"  20 When the men had come to him, they said, "Yochanan ha-matbil has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who comes, or should we look l'acher?'"  21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and ruchot ra`ot; and to many who were blind he gave sight.  22 Yeshua answered vayomer to them, "Go and tell Yochanan the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, m'tzora`im are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor are given ha-b'sorah.[A]23 Blessed is he who is not offended by me."

7:24 When mal'akhei Yochanan had departed, he began to tell ha-hamon `al-Yochanan, "What did you go out into ha-midbar to see?  A reed shaken by the wind?  25 But what did you go out to see?  A man clothed in soft clothing?  Hinneh, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in palaces.  26 But what did you go out to see?  Ish navi?  Yes, I tell you, and much more than a navi.  27 Zeh hu asher katuv,
'Hinneh, I send my mal'akh before your face,
Who will prepare your derekh before you.
'[B]
28 "For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater navi than Yochanan ha-matbil, yet he who is least b'malkhut ha-Elohim is greater than he."  29 When kol ha`am and the tax collectors heard this, they justified7-29 Elohim, being immersed with the immersion of Yochanan.  30 But ha-P'rushim u'va`alei ha-Torah rejected the counsel of Elohim, not being immersed by him themselves.

7:31 Vayomer ha-Adon, "To what then will I liken the men of ha-dor hazeh?  What are they like?  32 They are like y'ladim who sit in the marketplace, and call one to another, saying,
'We piped to you, and you didn't dance.
We mourned, and you didn't weep.'
33 For Yochanan ha-matbil came neither eating lechem nor drinking yayin, and you say, 'He has a shed.'  34 Bar Enash has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Hinneh, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and chatta'im!'  35 Ha-chokhmah is justified by all her banim."

7:36 V'echad min-ha-P'rushim invited him to eat with him.  Va'yavo el-beit ha-Parush, and he reclined.  37 V'hinneh, ishshah chota'at ba`ir, when she knew that he was reclining in beit ha-Parush, brought an alabaster jar of shemen ha-mor.  38 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with ha-shemen.  39 Now when ha-Parush who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a navi, would have perceived who and what kind of ishshah this is who touches him, that she is a chatta'ah."  40 Yeshua answered vayomer to him, "Shim`on, I have something to tell you."  Vayomer, "Moreh, say (it)."  41 "A certain lender had two debtors.  The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  42 When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both.  Which of them therefore will love him more?"  43 Shim`on answered vayomer, "He, I suppose, to whom he forgave more."  Vayomer to him, "You have judged correctly."  44 He turned el-ha-ishshah vayomer el-Shim`on, "Do you see ha-ishshah hazot?  I entered into your bayit, and you gave me no mayim for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.  45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.  46 You didn't anoint my head with shemen, but she has anointed my feet with shemen ha-mor.  47 Therefore I tell you, her chata'im, which are rabbim, are forgiven, 7-47 for she loved much.  But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."  48 Vayomer to her, "Your chata'im are forgiven."  49 Those who reclined with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"  50 Vayomer el-ha-ishshah, "Your emunah has saved you.  Go in shalom." 7-50

A (22) Is. 35:5, 6; 61:1.  B (27) Mal. 3:1


PEREQ ‏ח‎
CHAPTER 8

8:1 Va'y'hi soon afterwards, that he went about me`ir el`ir u'mi-k'far el-k'far, preaching and bringing ha-b'sorah of Malkhut ha-Elohim, and with him the twelve,  2 and certain anashim who had been healed me-ruchot ra'ot and infirmities: Miryam who was called ha-Magdalit, from whom shevah shedim had gone out;  3 v'Yochanah, eshet Chuza, steward of Hedēs; Shoshannah; and many others; who ministered to them from their possessions.

8:4 When a hamon rav came together, and people from kol`ir were coming to him, he spoke by a mashal.  5 "The farmer went out to sow his zera.  As he sowed, some fell by ha-derekh, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of ha-shamayim devoured it.  6 Other seed fell on ha-sela, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.  7 Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.  8 Other fell into eretz tovah and grew, and brought forth fruit one hundred times."  As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

8:9 Then his talmidim asked him, "What does this mashal mean?"  10 Vayomer, "To you it is given to know sodot Malkhut ha-Elohim, but to the rest in moshalim; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'  11 V'zeh hu ha-mashal: Ha-zera hu ha-d'var Elohim.  12 Those by ha-derekh are those who hear, then ha-malshin comes and takes away ha-davar from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.  13 Those al-ha-sela are they who, when they hear, receive ha-davar b'simchah; but these have no root, who believe for a while, and fall away in time of temptation.  14 That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.  15 That ba-eretz tovah, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard ha-davar, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.

8:16 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see ha-or.  17 For nothing is hidden that will not be revealed; nor anything secret that will not be known and visible.  18 Be careful, therefore, how you hear.  For whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever doesn't have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has."

8:19 His mother and brothers came to him, and they could not come near him for ha-hamon.  20 It was told him by some saying, "Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you."  21 But he answered vayomer to them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear d'var ha-Elohim, and do it."

8:22 Va'y'hi on one of those days that he entered into a boat, himself and his talmidim, vayomer to them, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake."  So they launched out.  23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep.  A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were being filled and were in danger.  24 They came to him, and woke him, saying, "Master, master, 8-24 we are dying!"  He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging of ha-mayim, and they ceased, and it was calm.  25 He said to them, "Where is your emunah?"  Being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, "Who is this, then, that he commands even the winds and ha-mayim, and they obey him?"

8:26 They sailed down to the country of ha-Gadriyim, which is opposite ha-Galil.  27 When Yeshua stepped ashore, a certain man out of the city met him, who had shedim for a long time.  He put no garment on, and didn't stay in a bayit, but in the tombs.  28 Seeing Yeshua, he cried out and fell down before him, and with a kol gadol said, "What do I have to do with you, Yeshua, Ben El `Elyon?  I beg you, don't torment me!"  29 For Yeshua was commanding ha-ruach ha-tameh to come out of ha-ish.  For it had seized the man many times.  He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters.  Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by ha-shedim into ha-midbar.  30 Yeshua asked him, "What is your name?"  Vayomer, "G'dudim," ki shedim rabbim had entered into him.  31 They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.  32 Now there was there a herd of chazirim rabbim feeding on the mountain, and they begged him that he would allow them to enter into those.  He allowed them.  33 Ha-shedim came out min-ha-ish and entered into ha-chazirim, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.

8:34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told it ba`ir u'va-sadeh.  35 People went out to see what had happened.  They came to Yeshua, and found the man from whom ha-shedim had gone out, sitting, clothed and of sound mind, at the feet of Yeshua; and they were afraid.  36 Those who saw it told them how he who was possessed by shedim was healed.  37 All the crowd of the surrounding country of ha-Gadriyim asked him to depart from them, for they were very much afraid.  He entered into the boat, and returned.  38 But the man from whom ha-shedim had gone out begged him that he might go with him, but Yeshua sent him away, saying,  39 "Return to your bayit, and declare what Elohim has done for you."  He went his way, proclaiming b'khol ha`ir what things Yeshua had done for him.

8:40 It happened, as Yeshua returned, ha-hamon welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.  41 V'hinneh, there came ish u'sh'mo Ya'ir, rosh ha-qahal.  He fell down at Yeshua's feet, and begged him to come into his bayit,  42 for he had bat y'chidah, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.  But as he went, ha-hamon thronged him.  43 V'ishshah who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any,  44 came behind him, and touched the kanaf of his cloak, and immediately the flow of her blood stopped.[A] 45 Vayomer Yeshua, "Who touched me?"  When all denied, Kefa and those with him said, "Master,8-45 ha-hamon presses and jostles you, and you say, 'Who touched me?'"  46 Vayomer Yeshua, "Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me."  47 When ha-ishshah saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of kol ha`am the reason she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.  48 Vayomer to her, "Biti, cheer up.  Your emunah has saved8-48 you.  Go in shalom."

8:49 While he still spoke, one came mi-beit rosh ha-qahal and said to him, "Your daughter is dead.  Don't trouble ha-Moreh."  50 But Yeshua hearing it, answered vayomer to him, "Don't be afraid.  Only believe, and she will be healed."  51 When he came to ha-bayit, he didn't allow anyone to enter in, except Kefa, Yochanan, Ya`akov, the father of ha-yaldah, and her mother.  52 All were weeping and mourning her, but he said, "Don't weep.  She isn't dead, but sleeping."  53 They laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.  54 But he put them all outside, and taking her by the hand, he called, saying, "Yaldah, arise!"  55 Her ruach returned, and she rose up immediately.  He commanded that something be given to her to eat.  56 Her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had been done.

A (44) See Num. 15:38 & Mal. 4:2.

PEREQ ‏ט‎
CHAPTER 9

9:1 He called the twelve together, and gave them g'vurah u'memshalah `al-kol ha-shedim, and to cure diseases.  2 He sent them forth to preach Malkhut ha-Elohim, and to heal the sick.  3 He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey -- neither staffs, nor (money) bag, nor lechem, nor kesef; neither have two coats apiece.  4 Into whatever bayit you enter, stay there, and depart from there.  5 As many as don't receive you, when you depart min ha`ir ha-hi, shake off even the dust from your feet for an `edut against them."  6 They departed, and went throughout ha-k'farim, preaching ha-B'sorah, and healing b'khol-maqom.

9:7 Now Hedēs the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him; and he was very perplexed, because it was said by some that Yochanan had risen min-ha-metim,  8 and by some that Eliyahu had appeared, and by others that one of the old n'vi'im had risen again.  9 Vayomer Hedēs, "Yochanan I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?"  He sought to see him.

9:10 Ha-sh'lichim, when they had returned, told him what things they had done.  He took them and withdrew apart to a deserted place of a city called Beit-Tzaidah.  11 But ha-hamon, perceiving it, followed him.  He welcomed them, and spoke to them of Malkhut ha-Elohim, and he cured those who needed healing.  12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send ha-hamon away, that they may go into the surrounding k'farim v'sadot, and lodge, and get provisions, for we are here in a desert place."  13 Vayomer to them, "You give them something to eat."  They said, "We have no more than five kikkrot and two dagim, unless we should go and buy food for kol ha`am hazeh."  14 For they were about five thousand ish.  Vayomer to his talmidim, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."  15 They did so, and made them all sit down.  16 He took the five kikkrot and the two dagim, and looking up to ha-shamayim, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to ha-talmidim to set before ha-hamon.  17 They ate, and were all filled.  They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.

9:18 Va'y'hi, as he was praying alone, ha-talmidim were with him, and he asked them, "Who do ha-hamonim say that I am?"  19 They answered, "'Yochanan ha-mitbil,' but others say, 'Eliyahu,' and others, that one of the old n'vi'im is risen again."  20 Vayomer to them, "But who do you say that I am?"  Kefa answered vayomer, "Mashiach ha-Elohim attah."  21 But he warned them, and commanded them to tell this to no one,  22 saying that it is necessary that Bar Enash suffer many things and be rejected by ha-Z'qenim, v'roshei ha-Kohanim v'ha-Sofrim, and be killed, and ba-yom ha-sh'lishi to be raised."

9:23 Vayomer to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his stake, and follow me.  24 For whoever desires to save his nefesh will lose it, but whoever will lose his nefesh for my sake, the same will save it.  25 For what does it profit a man if he gains kol ha`olam, but destroys himself or suffers loss?  26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my d'varim, of him will Bar Enash be ashamed, when he comes in the kavod of himself, of ha-Av v'ha-mal'akhim ha-k'doshim.  27 But b'emet I tell you: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of mavet until they see malkhut ha-Elohim."

9:28 Va'y'hi about eight days acharei ha-d'varim ha-eleh, that he took with him Kefa, Yochanan, v'Ya`akov and went up el-ha-har to pray.  29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.  30 V'hinneh, two anashim talked with him, who were Mosheh v'Eliyahu,  31 who appeared in kavod, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Y'rushalayim.  32 Now Kefa and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw his kavod, and the two anashim who stood with him.  33 Va'y'hi, as they were parting from him, that Kefa said to Yeshua, "Master,9-33 it is good for us to be here.  Let's make shalosh sukkot:9-33 one for you, and one for Mosheh, and one for Eliyahu," not knowing what he said.  34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.  35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "Zeh b'ni y'didi.  Listen to him!"  36 When ha-qol came, Yeshua was found alone.  They were silent, and told no one ba-yamim ha-hem any of the things which they had seen.

9:37 Va'y'hi on the next day, when they had come down min-ha-har, that a hamon rav met him.  38 V'hinneh, ish min-ha-hamon called out, saying, "Moreh, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only yeled.  39 V'hinneh, a ruach takes him, he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him severely.  40 I begged your talmidim to cast it out, and they couldn't."  41 Yeshua answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you and bear with you?  Bring your son here."  42 While he was still coming, ha-shed threw him down and convulsed him violently.  But Yeshua rebuked ha-ruach ha-tum`ah, and healed ha-yeled, and gave him back to his father.  43 They were all astonished at ha-g'dullat ha-Elohim.  But while all were marveling at all the things which Yeshua did, he said to his talmidim,  44 "Let ha-d'varim ha-eleh sink into your ears, for Bar Enash will be delivered up into the hands of anashim."  45 But they didn't understand this saying.  It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

46 There arose an argument among them about which of them was ha-gadol.  47 Yeshua, perceiving the reasoning of their heart, took a yeled and set him by his side,  48 vayomer to them, "Whoever receives this yeled in my name receives me.  Whoever receives me receives him who sent me.  For whoever is least among you all, this one will be ha-gadol."

9:49 Yochanan answered vayomer, "Master, we saw someone casting out shedim in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."  50 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "Don't forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us."

9:51 Va'y'hi, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Yerushalayim,  52 and sent mal'akhim before his face.  They went el-echad mi-k'farei ha-Shomronim, so as to prepare for him.  53 They didn't receive him, because his face was set toward Yerushalayim.  54 When Ya`akov v'Yochanan his talmidim, saw this, they said, "Adoneinu, do you want us to command esh min-ha-shamayim, and destroy them, just as Eliyahu did?"  55 But he turned and rebuked them vayomer, "You don't know of what kind of ruach you are.  56 Ki Bar Enash didn't come to destroy nafshot adam, but to save them."  They went el-k'far acher.

9:57 Va'y'hi as they went ba-derekh, one said to him, "I want to follow you wherever you go, Adoni."  58 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of ha-shamayim have nests, but Bar Enash has no place to lay his head."  59 V'el ish acher, "Follow me!"  But he said, "Adoni, allow me first to go and bury my father."  60 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "Leave ha-metim to bury ha-metim of their own, but you go and announce malkhut ha-Elohim."  61 Another also said, "I want to follow you, Adoni, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my bayit."  62 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for malkhut ha-Elohim."


PEREQ ‏י‎
CHAPTER 10

10:1 Now after these things ha-Adon also appointed seventy others, and sent them sh'nayim sh'nayim before his face el-kol`ir u'makom where he himself was about to come.  2 Vayomer to them, "Ha-qatzir is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Pray therefore el-Adon ha-qatzir that he may send out laborers into his qatzir.  3 Go your ways.  Behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.  4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals.  Greet no one on the way.  5 Into whatever bayit you enter, first say, 'Shalom la-bayit hazeh.'  6 If a ben shalom is there, your shalom will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.  7 U'va-bayit ha-hu remain, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages.  Don't go mi-bayit la-vayit.  8 U'v'khol `ir you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.  9 Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'Malkhut ha-Elohim has come near to you.'  10 U'v'khol `ir you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into the streets of it and say,  11 'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you.  Nevertheless know this, that Malkhut ha-Elohim has come near to you.'  12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable for S'dom ba-yom ha-hu min ha`ir ha-hi.

10:13 "Oy to you, Chorazin!  Oy to you, Beit-Tzaidah!  For if ha-g'vurot had been done b'Tzor u'v'Tzidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.  14 But it will be more tolerable for Tzor v'Tzidon ba-din than for you.  15 You, K'far-Nachum, who are exalted `ad-ha-shamayim, will be brought down to she'ol.

10:16 Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me.  Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."

10:17 The seventy returned b'simchah, saying, "Adoneinu, even ha-shedim are subject to us in your name!"  18 Vayomer to them, "I saw ha-satan having fallen ka-barak min-ha-shamayim.  19 Hinneh, I give you authority to tread on n'chashim and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy.  Nothing will in any way hurt you.  20 Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that ha-ruchot are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written ba-shamayim."

10:21 In that same hour Yeshua rejoiced b'Ruach ha-Kodesh, vayomer, "I praise you, Avi, Adon ha-shamayim v'ha-aretz, that you have hidden these things min-ha-chakhamim and understanding, and revealed them to little children. 10-21  Yes, Avi, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."  22 (Turning to ha-talmidim, he said), "All things have been delivered to me from Avi.  No one knows who ha-Ben is except ha-Av, and who ha-Av is except ha-Ben, and he to whomever ha-Ben desires to reveal him."

10:23 Turning to ha-talmidim, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,  24 for I tell you that n'vi'im u'm'lakhim rabbim desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."

10:25 V'hinneh, echad mi-ba`alei ha-Torah stood up and tested him, saying, "Moreh, what shall I do to inherit chayyei `olam?"  26 Vayomer to him, "Ma katuv ba-Torah?  How do you read it?"  27 He answered vayomer, "'You shall love YHWH Eloheikha with all your heart, with all your nefesh, with all your strength,'[A] and with all your mind; and 'your neighbor as yourself.'[B]"  28 Vayomer to him, "You have answered correctly.  Do this, and you will live."

10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Yeshua, "Who is my neighbor?"  30 Yeshua answered, "A certain man was going down mi-Y'rushalayim l'Y'richo, and he fell among robbers who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  31 By chance a certain Kohen was going down ba-derekh ha-hu.  When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  32 In the same way a Levi also, when he came to ha-maqom, and saw him, passed by on the other side.  33 But a certain Shomroni, as he journeyed, came where he was.  When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,  34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on shemen v'yayin.  He set him on his own b'hemah, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, 'Take care of him.  Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.'  36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"  37 Vayomer, "He who showed chesed on him."  Then Yeshua said to him, "Go and do likewise."

10:38 It happened as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and an ishshah echat u'sh'mah Martha received him into her bayit.  39 She had an achot u'sh'mah Miryam, who also sat at Yeshua's feet, and heard his davar.  40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Adoni, don't you care that my achot left me to serve alone?  Ask her therefore to help me."  41 Yeshua answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,  42 but one thing is needed.  Miryam has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her."

A (27) Deut. 6:5.  B (27) Lev. 19:18.


PEREQ ‏יא‎
CHAPTER 11

11:1 Va'y'hi, that when he finished praying ba-maqom echad, vayomer one of his talmidim to him, "Adoni, teach us to pray, just as Yochanan also taught his talmidim."  2 Vayomer to them, "When you pray, say, 'Avinu shebashamayim, May your name be kept holy.  May your malkhut come.  May your desire be done k'mo ba-shamayim ken ba-aretz.  3 Ha-lechem we need, give us yom yom.  4 Forgive us our chatta'im, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.  Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us min-ha-ra.'"

11:5 Vayomer to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, 'Friend, lend me three kikkrot lachem,  6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,'  7 and he from within will answer and say, 'Don't bother me.  Ha-delet is now shut, and my y'ladim are with me in bed.  I can't get up and give it to you'?  8 I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.  9 "I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you.  Keep seeking, and you will find.  Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.  10 For everyone who asks receives.  He who seeks finds.  To him who knocks it will be opened.  11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for lechem, will give him an even?  Or if he asks for a dag, he won't give him a nachash instead of a dag, will he?  12 Or if he asks for an egg, he won't give him a scorpion, will he?  13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your y'ladim, how much more will ha-Av min-ha-shamayim give Ruach ha-Kodesh to those who ask him?"

11:14 He was casting out a shed, and it was mute.  Va'y'hi, when ha-shed had gone out, the mute man spoke; and ha-hamonim marveled.  15 But some of them said, "B'Ba`al-Z'vuv, sar ha-shedim hu, he casts out shedim."  16 Others, testing him, sought from him an ot min-ha-shamayim.  17 But he knew their thoughts, vayomer to them, "Kol mamlakhah divided against itself is brought to desolation,  u'vayit (divided) `al-bayit falls.  18 If ha-malshin also is divided against himself, how will his mamlakhah stand? because you say that I cast out ha-shedim by Ba`al-Z'vuv.  19 But if I cast out ha-shedim b'Ba`al-Z'vuv, by whom do your banim cast them out?  Therefore will they be your shoftim.  20 But if I, by the finger of Elohim, cast out shedim, then Malkhut ha-Elohim has come to you.  21 "When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe.  22 But when someone stronger comes on him, and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.  23 "He that is not with me is against me.  He who doesn't gather with me scatters.

11:24 Ha-ruach ha-t'me'ah, when he has gone min-ha-adam, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will turn back to my bayit whence I came out.'  25 When he returns, he finds it swept and put in order.  26 Then he goes, and takes sheva ruchot more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there.  The last state of ha-adam ha-hu becomes worse than the first."

11:27 Va'y'hi, he was saying ha-d'varim ha-eleh v'ishshah echat min ha-hamon lifted up her voice vatomer to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!"  28 But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear d'var ha-Elohim and keep it."

11:29 When ha-hamonim were gathering together to him, he began to say, "Ha-dor hazeh, dor ra hu.  It seeks after a sign.  No sign will be given to it but ot Yonah ha-navi.  30 For even as Yonah l'anshei Nin'veh l'ot, so gam Bar Enash l'dor hazeh.  31 Malkat teiman will rise up l'mishpat `im-anshei ha-dor hazeh, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of ha-aretz to hear chokhmat Shlomoh; v'hinneh, one greater than Shlomoh is here.  32 Anshei Nin'veh will stand up la-mishpat `im-ha-dor hazeh, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Yonah, v'hinneh, one greater than Yonah is here.

11:33 "No man, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar, nor under a basket, but on a stand, that they who enter in may see ha-or.  34 Ner ha-guf hu ha-`ayin.  Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.  35 Therefore see whether ha-or that is in you isn't darkness.  36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."

11:37 Now as he spoke, a certain Parush asked him to dine with him.  And entering, he reclined.  38 When ha-Parush saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before dinner.  39 Vayomer ha-Adon to him, "Now you P'rushim cleanse the outside of ha-kos and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.  40 You foolish ones, didn't he who made the outside make the inside also?  41 But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, v'hinneh, all things will be clean to you.

11:42 Oy to you P'rushim!  For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and bypass mishpat v'et ahavat Elohim.  You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.  43 Oy to you P'rushim!  For you love the best seats b'vatei q'hillot, and the greetings in the marketplaces.  44 Oy to you, ha-Sofrim v'ha-P'rushim, alamim!  For you are like hidden graves, and the men who walk over them don't know it." 11-44

11:45 One of ba`alei ha-Torah answered him vayomer, "Moreh, in saying this you insult us also."  46 Vayomer, "Oy to you ba`alei ha-Torah also!  For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens.  47 Oy to you!  For you build the tombs of ha-n'vi'im, and your fathers killed them.  48 So you testify and consent to the works of your fathers.  For they killed them, and you build their tombs.  49 Therefore also chokhmat Elohim said, 'I will send to them n'vi'm u'sh'lachim; and some of them they will kill and persecute,  50 that dam kol ha-n'vi'im, which was shed from the foundation of ha-aretz, may be required of ha-dor hazeh;  51 mi-dam Chevel `ad-dam Z'charyahu, who perished ben ha-mizbeach v'la-bayit.'  Yes, I tell you, it will be required min ha-dor hazeh.  52 Oy to you ba`alei ha-Torah!  For you took away the key of knowledge.  You didn't enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in, you hindered."

11:53 As he said ha-d'varim ha-eleh to them, ha-Sofrim v'ha-P'rushim began to be terribly angry, and to draw many things out of him;  54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.


PEREQ ‏יב‎
CHAPTER 12

12:1 Meanwhile, when a hamon of tens of thousands 12-1 had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his talmidim first of all, "Beware of s'or ha-P'rushim, which is hypocrisy.  2 But there is nothing covered up, that will not be revealed, nor hidden, that will not be known.  3 Therefore, whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard ba-or.  What you have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers will be proclaimed on the housetops.

12:4 "I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill ha-guf, and after that have no more that they can do.  5 But I will warn you whom you shall fear.  Fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into Gei-Hinnom.  Yes, I tell you, fear him.  6 "Aren't five sparrows sold for two assariōn?  Not one of them is forgotten by Elohim.  7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Therefore don't be afraid.  You are of more value than many sparrows.

12:8 "I tell you, everyone who confesses me lif'nei ha-adam, him will Bar Enash also confess lif'nei mal'akhei Elohim;  9 but he who denies me lif'nei ha-adam will be denied lif'nei mal'akhei Elohim.  10 Everyone who speaks a word against Bar Enash will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against Ruach ha-Kodesh will not be forgiven.  11 When they bring you before ha-q'hillot, the rulers, and the authorities, don't be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say;  12 for Ruach ha-Kodesh will teach you in that same hour what you must say."

12:13 Echad min-ha-hamon said to him, "Moreh, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."  14 Vayomer to him, "Ben-adam, who made me a shofet or an arbitrator over you?"  15 Vayomer to them, "Beware!  Keep yourselves from covetousness, ki chayyei adam doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."  16 He spoke a mashal to them, lemor, "Ha-sadeh of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.  17 He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'  18 He said, 'This is what I will do.  I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  19 I will tell my nefesh, "My nefesh, you have many goods laid up for many years.  Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'  20 "But Elohim said to him, 'You foolish one, ba-lailah hazeh your nefesh is required of you.  The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'  21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward Elohim."

12:22 Vayomer to his talmidim, "Therefore I tell you, don't be anxious for your nefesh, what you will eat, nor yet for your guf, what you will wear.  23 Ha-nefesh is more than food, and ha-guf than clothing.  24 Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and Elohim feeds them.  How much more valuable are you than birds!  25 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?  26 If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?  27 Consider the lilies, how they grow.  They don't toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Shlomoh in all his kavod was not arrayed like one of these.  28 But if this is how Elohim clothes the grass ba-sadeh, which ha-yom exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, ones of little emunah?  29 Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.  30 Ki goyei ha-aretz seek after kol eleh, but your Father knows that you need ha-eleh.  31 Yet seek Malkhut ha-Elohim, and kol eleh will be added to you.

12:32 Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you ha-malkhut.  33 Sell that which you have, and give tz'dakah to the needy.  Make for yourselves purses which don't grow old, a treasure ba-shamayim that doesn't fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.  34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12:35 "Let your loins be girded and your nerot burning.  36 Be like men looking for their adon, when he will return from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.  37 Blessed are those avadim whom ha-adon will find watching when he comes.  Amein.  I tell you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline, and will come and serve them.  38 They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.  39 But know this, that if ba`al ha-bayit had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his bayit to be broken into.  40 Therefore be ready also, for Bar Enash is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."

12:41 Vayomer Kefa to him, "Adoni, are you telling ha-mashal hazeh to us, or to everybody?"  42 Vayomer ha-Adon, "Who then is the steward ha-ne'eman v'chakham, whom his adon will set over his houseservants, 12-42 to give them their portion of food at the right times?  43 Blessed is that `eved whom his adon will find doing so when he comes.  44 Truly I tell you, that he will set him over all that he has.  45 But if that `eved says in his heart, 'My adon delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,  46 then ha-adon of ha-`eved ha-hu will come in a day when he isn't expecting him, and in an hour that he doesn't know, and will cut him apart, and place his portion with the unfaithful.  47 Ha-`eved ha-hu, who knew the will of his adon, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,  48 but he who didn't know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes.  To whoever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whom they deposit much, of him will they ask more.  49 "I came to throw esh ba-aretz.  I wish it were already kindled.  50 But I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!  51 Do you think that I have come to give shalom ba-aretz?  I tell you, no, but rather division.  52 For from now on, there will be five in bayit echad divided, three against two, and two against three.  53 Ha-av against ha-ben will be divided, v'ha-ben `al-ha-av; ha-em `al-ha-bat v'ha-bat `al-ha-em; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

12:54 Vayomer gam al-ha-hamonim, "When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it happens.  55 When a south 12-55 wind blows, you say, 'There will be a scorching heat,' and it happens.  56 `Alamim!12-56  You know how to interpret p'nei ha-aretz v'ha-shamayim, but how is it that you don't interpret this time?

12:57 Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?  58 For as you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be freed from him, lest perhaps he drag you to ha-shofet, v'ha-shofet deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.  59 I tell you, you will by no means get out of there until you have paid the very last peruta."


PEREQ ‏יג‎
CHAPTER 13

13:1 Now there were some present at the same time who told him about ha-G'lilim, whose blood Pilatos had mixed with their z'vachim.  2 Yeshua answered vayomer to them, "Do you think ki ha-G'lilim ha-eleh were worse chatta'im than all the other G'lilim, because they suffered such things?  3 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.  4 Or those eighteen, on whom ha-migdal b'Shelach fell, and killed them; do you think that they were worse debtors than kol ha-anashim who dwell b'Y'rushalayim?  5 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."

13:6 He spoke ha-mashal hazeh.  "Ish echad had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.  7 Vayomer to the vine dresser, 'Hinneh, these three years I came seeking fruit on this fig tree, and found none.  Cut it down.  Why does it waste ha-aretz?'  8 He answered vayomer, 'Adoni', leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.  9 If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'"

13:10 He was teaching b'yom ha-Shabbat b'qahal echad.  11 V'hinneh, there was an ishshah who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.  12 When Yeshua saw her, he called her, vayomer to her, "Ishshah, you are freed from your infirmity."  13 He laid his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight, and glorified Elohim.  14 Rosh ha-qahal was moved with indignation because Yeshua had healed on ha-Shabbat, vayomer el-ha-hamon, "There are sheshet yamim on which it is right to work.  Therefore come on those days and be healed, v'lo b'yom ha-Shabbat!"  15 Therefore ha-Adon answered vayomer to him, "`Alamim!  Doesn't each one of you free his ox or his chamor from the stall ba-Shabbat and lead him away to drink?  16 Ought not ha-ishshah hazot, being bat-Avraham, whom ha-satan had bound eighteen long years, be freed from this bondage b'yom ha-Shabbat?"  17 As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and kol ha-hamon rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

13:18 Vayomer, "What is Malkhut ha-Elohim like?  To what shall I compare it?  19 It is like a grain of mustard which a man took, and threw into his own garden.  It grew, and became an etz gadol, and the birds of ha-shamayim lodged in the branches of it."

13:20 Vayomer again, "What shall I compare to Malkhut ha-Elohim?  21 It is like s'or, which an ishshah took and hid in three sata of flour, until it was all chametz."

13:22 He went on his way through `irim and k'farim, teaching, and traveling on to Y'rushalayim.  23 One said to him, "Adoni, are they few who are saved?"  Vayomer to them,  24 "Strive to enter in by the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.  25 When once ba`al ha-bayit has risen up, and has shut ha-delet, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock `al-ha-delet, lemor, 'Adoneinu, Adoneinu, open to us!', then he will answer and tell you, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'  26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'  27 He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know where you come from.  Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.'  28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Avraham v'Yitzchak v'Ya`akov v'et kol ha-n'vi'im ba-Malkhut ha-Elohim, and yourselves being thrown outside.  29 They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down ba-Malkhut ha-Elohim.  30 V'hinneh, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last."

13:31 Ba-yom ha-hu, some P'rushim came, saying to him, "Get out of here, and go away, for Hedēs wants to kill you."  32 Vayomer to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Hinneh, I cast out shedim and perform cures ha-yom and tomorrow, and the third day I am finished.  33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, for it can't be that a navi perish out of Y'rushalayim.'  34 "Y'rushalayim, Y'rushalayim, that kills ha-n'vi'im, and stones those who are sent to her!  How often I wanted to gather your y'ladim together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her kanfot, and you refused!  35 Hinneh, your bayit is left to you desolate.  I tell you, you will not see me, until you say, 'Baruch ha-ba b'Shem YHWH!'"[A]

A (35) Ps. 118:26.


PEREQ ‏יד‎
CHAPTER 14

14:1 Va'y'hi, when he went ba-Shabbat el-beit echad me-roshei ha-P'rushim to eat lechem, that they were watching him.  2 V'hinneh, ish echad who had dropsy was in front of him.  3 Yeshua answered vayomer el-ba`alei ha-Torah v'el-ha-P'rushim, lemor, "Is it lawful to heal ba-Shabbat?"  4 But they were silent.  He took him, and healed him, and let him go.  5 He answered vayomer to them, "Which of you, if your chamor or ox fell into a well, wouldn't immediately pull him out ba-yom Shabbat?"  6 They couldn't answer him regarding these things.

14:7 He spoke a mashal to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, vayomer to them,  8 "When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps (one) more honorable than you might be invited by him,  9 and he who invited both of you would come and tell you, 'Make room for this (man).'  Then you would begin, with shame, to take the lowest place.  10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, 'Friend, move up higher.'  Then you will have kavod in the presence of all who recline with you.  11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

14:12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.  13 But when you make a party, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;  14 and you will be blessed, because they don't have the resources to repay you.  For you will be repaid b't'chiyat ha-tzaddikim."

14:15 One of those who reclined with him heard these things vayomer to him, "Blessed is he who will eat lechem b'Malkhut ha-Elohim!"  16 But he said to him, "Ish echad made a great supper, and he invited many people.  17 He sent out his `eved at supper time to tell those who were invited, 'Come, for everything is ready now.'  18 They all as one began to make excuses.  "The first said to him, 'I have bought a sadeh, and I must go and see it.  Please have me excused.'  19 "Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out.  Please have me excused.'  20 "Another said, 'I have married an ishshah, and therefore I can't come.' 21 "That `eved came, and told his adon ha-d'varim ha'eleh.  Then ba`al ha-bayit, being angry, said to his `eved, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of ha`ir, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.'  22 "Vayomer ha-`eved, 'Adoni, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.'  23 "Vayomer ha-adon el-ha-`eved, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my bayit may be filled.  24 For I tell you that ein echad min-ha-anashim who were invited will taste of my supper.'"

14:25 Now hamonim rabbim went with him.  He turned vayomer to them,  26 "If anyone comes to me, and doesn't hate aviv v'et imo v'et ishto v'et banav v'et echav and his achayyot, yes, and his own nefesh also, he can't be my talmid.  27 Whoever doesn't bear his own stake,14-27 and come after me, can't be my talmid.  28 For which of you, desiring to build a migdal, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?  29 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,  30 saying, 'Ha-ish hazeh began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'  31 Or what melekh, as he goes to encounter melekh acher in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?  32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of shalom.  33 So therefore whoever of you who doesn't renounce all that he has, he can't be my talmid.

14:34 Tov ha-melakh, but if ha-melakh becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?  35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile.  It is thrown out.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


PEREQ ‏טו‎
CHAPTER 15

15:1 Now all the tax collectors and chatta'im were coming close to him to hear him.  2 Ha-P'rushim v'ha-Sofrim murmured, saying, "This (man) welcomes chatta'im, and eats with them."

15:3 He told them ha-mashal hazeh.  4 "What man of you, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine ba-midbar, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?  5 When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  6 When he comes to his bayit, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'  7 I tell you that even so there will be more simchah ba-shamayim over one chote who repents, than over ninety-nine tzaddikim who need no repentance.

15:8 O mi ha-ishshah, if she had ten drachma[15-8] coins, if she lost one drachma, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it?  9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.'  10 Even so, I tell you, there is simchah lifneh mal'akhei Elohim over one chote repenting."

15:11 He said, "Ish echad had sh'nei vanim.  12 The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.'  He divided his living to them.  13 Not many days after, ha-ben ha-qatan gathered all of this together and took his journey into a far country.  There he wasted his property with riotous living.  14 When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.  15 He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his sadeh to feed chazirim.  16 He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that ha-chazirim ate, but no one gave him any.  17 But when he came to himself he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have lechem enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!  18 I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned la-shamayim and in your sight.  19 I am no more worthy to be called your son.  Make me as one of your hired servants."'  20 "He arose, and came to his father.  But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.  21 Vayomer ha-ben to him, 'Father, I have sinned la-shamayim and in your sight.  I am no more worthy to be called your son.'  22 "But the father said to his avadim, 'Bring out the best robe, and put it on him.  Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.  23 Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;  24 ki zeh b'ni hayah met, and is alive again.  He was lost, and is found.'  They began to be merry.

15:25 "Now his ben ha-gadol was ba-sadeh.  As he came and drew near el-ha-bayit, he heard music and dancing.  26 He called one of the children to him, and asked what was going on.  27 He said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him safe and sound.'  28 But he was angry, and would not go in.  Therefore his father came out, and begged him.  29 But he answered his father, 'Behold, these many years I served you, and I never disobeyed a mitzvah of yours, and you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.  30 But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'  31 "Vayomer to him, 'B'ni, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  32 But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again.  He was lost, and is found.'"


PEREQ ‏טז‎
CHAPTER 16

16:1 He said also to his talmidim, "There was a certain rich man, who had a steward.  The same was accused to him of wasting his possessions.  2 Vayikra vayomer to him, 'What is this that I hear about you?  Give an accounting of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.'  3 "The steward said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that adoni is taking away the stewardship position from me?  I don't have strength to dig.  I am ashamed to beg.  4 I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from stewardship, they may receive me into their batim.'  5 Calling each one of the debtors of his adon to him, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to adoni?'  6 Vayomer, 'A hundred bat[16-6] shemen.'  Vayomer to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'  7 Va-el acher amar, 'How much do you owe?'  Vayomer, 'A hundred cors[16-7] of wheat.'  Vayomer to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'  8 "His adon commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely, ki banim ha`olam hazeh are, in their own generation, wiser mi-b'nei ha-or. 16-89 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you el-mishk'not `olam.

16:10 He who is ne'eman in a very little is ne'eman also in much.  He who is unrighteous in a very little is also unrighteous in much.  11 If therefore you have not been ne'eman in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?  12 If you have not been ne'eman in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?  13 Ein `eved can serve two adonim, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other.  You aren't able to serve ha-Elohim v'et ha-mammon."

16:14 Ha-P'rushim, who were lovers of kesef, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.  15 Vayomer to them, "You are those who justify yourselves lif'nei ha-adam, v'Elohim knows your hearts.  For that which is exalted ba-adam is an abomination lif'nei ha-Elohim.

16:16 Ha-Torah v'ha-n'vi'im (were) `ad-Yochanan. 16-16   From that time b'sorat ha-Elohim is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.  17 But it is easier for ha-shamayim v'ha-aretz to pass away, than for kotz 16-17 echad min-ha-Torah to fall.

16:18 Everyone who divorces his ishshah and marries another commits adultery.  He who marries one who is divorced from an ish commits adultery.

16:19 "Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury yom yom.  20 A certain beggar, named El`azar, was laid at his gate, full of sores,  21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's shulchan.  Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.  22 Va'y'hi that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by mal'akhim to the bosom of Avraham.  The rich man also died, and was buried.  23 Bi'she'ol, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Avraham far off, and El`azar at his bosom.  24 He cried vayomer, 'Avi Avraham, have mercy on me, and send El`azar that he may dip the tip of his finger in mayim, and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.'  25 "Vayomer Avraham, 'B'ni, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and El`azar, in like manner, bad things.  But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.  26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'  27 "Vayomer, 'I ask you therefore, avi, that you would send him el-beit avi;  28 for I have five achim, that he may testify to them, lest they also come into ha-maqom ha-ra hazeh.'  29 "Vayomer Avraham to him, 'They have Mosheh v'ha-n'vi'im.  Let them listen to them.'  30 "Vayomer, 'No, father Avraham, but if echad min-ha-metim goes to them, they will repent.'  31 "Vayomer to him, 'If they don't listen to Mosheh v'ha-n'vi'im, neither will they be persuaded if one rises min-ha-metim.'"


PEREQ ‏יז‎
CHAPTER 17

17:1 Vayomer to his talmidim, "It is impossible that occasions of stumbling should not come, but oy to him through whom they come!  2 It would be better for him if a millstone of an ass17-2 were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown ba-yam, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.  3 Be careful.  If your brother sins against you, rebuke him.  If he repents, forgive him.  4 If he sins against you seven times ba-yom, and seven times turns again, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him."

17:5 Vayomru ha-sh'lichim el-ha-Adon, "Increase our emunah."  6 Vayomer ha-Adon, "If you had emunah as a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree,17-6 'Be uprooted, and be planted ba-yam,' and it would obey you.

17:7 But who is there of you, having an `eved plowing or keeping sheep, that will say, when he comes in min-ha-sadeh, 'Come immediately recline (to eat),'  8 and will not rather tell him, 'Prepare my supper, clothe yourself properly, and serve me, while I eat and drink.  Afterward you shall eat and drink?'  9 Does he thank ha-`eved hazeh because he did the things that were commanded?  I think not.  10 Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy `avadim.  We have done our duty.'"

17:11 Va'y'hi in his going to Y'rushalayim, that he was passing along the borders in the midst of Shomron v'ha-Galil.  12 As he entered into a certain village, ten anashim who were m'tzora`im met him, who stood far away.  13 They lifted up their voices, saying, "Yeshua, Master, 17-13 have mercy on us!"  14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to ha-Kohanim."  Va'y'hi, as they went, they were cleansed.  15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying Elohim b'kol gadol.  16 He fell on his face at his feet, giving him thanks.  He was a Shomroni.  17 Yeshua answered, "Weren't the ten cleansed?  But where are the nine?  18 Were there none found who returned to give kavod l'Elohim except this stranger?"  19 Vayomer to him, "Get up, and go your way.  Your emunah has healed you."

17:20 Being asked by ha-P'rushim when malkhut ha-Elohim would come, he answered vayomer to them, "Malkhut ha-Elohim doesn't come with observation;  21 neither will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look, there!' for hinneh, Malkhut ha-Elohim is among [or within] you."

17:22 Vayomer el-ha-talmidim, "The days will come, when you will desire to see yom echad of Bar Enash, and you will not see it.  23 They will tell you, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!'  Don't go away, nor follow after them,  24 for as barak, when it flashes out of the one part under ha-shamayim, shines to the other part under ha-shamayim; so will Bar Enash be in his day.  25 But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected ba-dor hazeh.  26 As it happened in the days of Noach, even so will it be also in the days of Bar Enash.  27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, `ad ha-yom that Noach entered into ha-tevah, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.  28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;  29 but in the day that Lot went out mi-S'dom, it rained fire and sulfur min-ha-shamayim, and destroyed them all.  30 It will be the same way in the day that Bar Enash is revealed.  31 Ba-yom ha-hu, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods ba-bayit, let him not go down to take them away.  Let him who is ba-sadeh likewise not turn back.  32 Remember eshet Lot!  33 Whoever seeks to gain his nefesh loses it, but whoever loses his nefesh preserves it.  34 I tell you, ba-lailah ha-hu there will be two in one bed.  The one will be taken, and the other will be left.  35 There will be two grinding together.  The one will be taken, and the other will be left."  36 There will be two ba-sadeh.  The one will be taken, and the other will be left."  37 They answered vayomru, "Where, Adoneinu?"  Vayomer to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."[A]

A (37) Is. 34:15.


PEREQ ‏יח‎
CHAPTER 18

18:1 He also spoke a mashal to them that they must always pray, and not give up,  2 saying, "Shofet haya b`ir echad, who didn't fear Elohim, and didn't respect adam.  3 A widow was ba`ir ha-hu, and she came often to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!'  4 He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I don't fear Elohim, nor respect adam,  5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"[A]6 Vayomer ha-Adon, "Listen to what the unrighteous shofet says.  7 Won't Elohim avenge his elect, who are crying out to him yom va-lailah, and yet he exercises patience with them?  8 I tell you that he will avenge them quickly.  Nevertheless, when Bar Enash comes, will he find emunah ba-aretz?"

18:9 He spoke also ha-mashal hazeh to some relying on themselves that they were tzaddikim, and who despised all others.  10 "Two anashim went up el-ha-Mikdash to pray; echad Parush v'echad was a tax collector.  11 Ha-Parush stood and prayed to himself like this: 'Elohim, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of ha-adam, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.  12 I fast twice a week.  I give tithes of all that I get.'  13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'Elohim, be merciful to me, a sinner!'  14 I tell you, this man went down to his bayit justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

18:15 They were also bringing their babies to him, that he might touch them.  But when ha-talmidim saw it, they rebuked them.  16 Yeshua called them near, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and don't hinder them, for Malkhut ha-Elohim belongs to ones like these.  17 Amein.  I tell you, whoever doesn't receive Malkhut ha-Elohim like a little child, he will in no way enter into it."

18:18 A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Moreh ha-tov, what shall I do to inherit chayyei `olam?"  19 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "Why do you say I am good?  Ein tov ki im echad, v'hu ha-Elohim.  20 You know ha-mitzvot: 'Don't commit adultery,' 'Lo tirtzach,' 'Don't steal,' 'Don't give false testimony,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'"  21 Vayomer, "I have observed all these things from my youth up."  22 When Yeshua heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing.  Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor.  You will have treasure ba-shamayim.  Come, lekh acharai."  23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.  24 Yeshua, seeing that he became very sad, said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter el-Malkhut ha-Elohim!  25 For it is easier for a gamal to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter el-Malkhut ha-Elohim."  26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"  27 But he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with Elohim."  28 Vayomer Kefa, "Look, we have left everything, and followed you."  29 He said to them, "Amein.  I tell you, there is no one who has left bayit o avot o achim o ishshah o banim for the sake of Malkhut ha-Elohim,  30 who will not receive many times more in this time, ba`olam hazeh u'la`olam ha-ba, chayyei `olam."

18:31 He took the twelve aside, vayomer to them, "Hinneh, we are going up to Yerushalayim, and all the things that are written through ha-n'vi'im concerning Bar Enash will be completed.[B]32 For he will be delivered up to ha-goyim, will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit on.[C]33 They will scourge and kill him.  Ba-yom ha-sh'lishi, he will rise again."[D]34 They understood none of these things.  This saying was hidden from them, and they didn't understand the things that were said.

18:35 Va'y'hi, as he came near Y'richo, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.  36 Hearing a multitude going by, he asked what this meant.  37 They told him that Yeshua mi-Natzeret was passing by.  38 He cried out, "Yeshua, ben-David, have mercy on me!"  39 Those who led the way rebuked him, that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Ben-David, have mercy on me!"  40 Yeshua, standing, commanded him to be brought to him.  When he had come near, he asked him,  41 "What do you want me to do?"  Vayomer, "Adoni, that I may see again."  42 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "Receive your sight.  Your emunah has healed [saved] you."  43 Immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying Elohim.  V'khol ha`am, when they saw it, praised Elohim.

A (5) See 11:8-10.  B (31) Is. 53:1-12.  C (32) Is. 50:6.  D (33) Ps. 16:10.


PEREQ ‏יט‎
CHAPTER 19

19:1 He entered and was passing through Y'richo.  2 V'hinneh, ish Zakkai sh'mo.  He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.  3 He was trying to see who Yeshua was, and couldn't because of ha-hamon, because he was short.  4 He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.  5 When Yeshua came el-ha-maqom ha-hu, he looked up and saw him, vayomer to him, "Zakkai, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your bayit."  6 He hurried, came down, and received him b'shimchah.  7 When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a chote."  8 Zakkai stood vayomer el-ha-Adon, "Hinneh, Adoni, half of my goods I give to the poor.  If I have wrongfully exacted anything of anyone, I restore four times as much."  9 VayomerYeshua to him, "Ha-yom, yeshuah has come la-bayit hazeh, because he also is a ben-Avraham.  10 For Bar Enash came to seek and to save that which was lost."

19:11 As they heard these things, he went on and told a mashal, because he was near Y'rushalayim, and they supposed that Malkhut ha-Elohim would be revealed immediately.  12 Vayomer, "Ish echad well-born went into a far country to receive for himself a mamlakhah, and to return.  13 He called ten of his `avadim, and gave them ten mnas,19-13 vayomer to them, 'Conduct business until I come.'  14 But his citizens hated him, and sent z'qenim after him, saying, 'We don't want ha-ish to reign over us.'  15 "It happened when he had come back again, having received ha-mamlakhah, that he commanded these `avadim, to whom he had given ha-kesef, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business.  16 The first came before him, saying, 'Adoni, your mna has made ten more mnas.'  17 "Vayomer to him, 'Well done, `eved ha-tov!  Because you were found ne'eman in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'  18 "The second came, saying, 'Your mna, Adoni, has made five mnas.'  19 "Vayomer to him also, 'You also are to be over five cities.'  20 Another came, saying, 'Adoni, behold, your mna, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief,  21 for I feared you, because you are an exacting man.  You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'  22 "Vayomer to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, ha-`eved ha-ra!  You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.  23 Then why didn't you deposit my kesef on the (bank's) shulchan, and I at my coming might have earned interest on it?'  24 Vayomer to those who stood by, 'Take the mna away from him, and give it to him who has the ten mnas.'  25 "They said to him, 'Adoneinu, he has ten mnas!'  26 'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him.  27 But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'"

19:28 When he had thus spoken, he went on ahead, going up to Yrushalayim.  29 Va'y'hi, when he drew near to Beit-Pagei u'Veit-Anyah, at the mountain that is called Har ha-Zetim, he sent two of his talmidim,  30 saying, "Go your way el-ha-k'far on the other side, in which, as you enter, you will find an `ayir tied, whereon no man ever yet sat.  Untie it, and bring it.  31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' say to him: 'Ha-Adon needs it.'"  32 Those who were sent went away, and found things just as he had told them.  33 As they were untying ha`ayir, the owners of it said to them, 'Why are you untying ha-ayir?'  34 They said, 'Ha-Adon needs it.'  35 They brought it to Yeshua.  They threw their cloaks on ha`ayir, and set Yeshua on them.[A]36 As he went, they spread their cloaks in the way.  37 As he was now getting near, at the descent of Har ha-Zeitim, kol hamon ha-talmidim began to rejoice and praise Elohim with a qol gadol for all the mighty works which they had seen,  38 saying, "Baruch ha-Melekh ha-ba b'shem YHWH!  Shalom ba-shamayim u'khavod ba-m'romim!"  39 Some of ha-P'rushim min ha-hamon said to him, "Moreh, rebuke your talmidim!"  40 He answered vayomer to them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."

19:41 When he drew near, he saw ha`ir and wept over it,  42 saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your shalom!  But now, they are hidden from your eyes.  43 For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, surround you, and keep you in on every side,  44 and will dash you and your yeladim within you to the ground.  They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."

19:45 He entered el-ha-Mikdash, and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it,  46 saying to them, "It is written, 'My bayit is a beit t'fillah,'[B] but you have made it a 'den of robbers'!"[C]

19:47 He was teaching ba-Mikdash yom yom, v'roshei ha-Kohanim v'ha-Sofrim and the leading men among the people sought to destroy him.  48 They couldn't find what they might do, for kol ha`am hung on to every word that he said.

A (35) Zech. 9:9.  B (46) Is. 56:7.  C (46) Jer. 7:11.


PEREQ ‏כ‎
CHAPTER 20

20:1 It happened on one of those days, as he was teaching ha`am b'Mikdash and preaching ha-B'sorah, that the chief Kohanim v'Sofrim came to him with ha-Z'qenim.  2 They asked him, "Tell us: by what authority do you do these things?  Or who is giving you this authority?"  3 He answered them, "I also will ask you one question.  Tell me:  4 the immersion of Yochanan, was it mi-shamayim or mi-b'nei adam?"  5 They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'Min-ha-shamayim,' he will say, 'Why didn't you believe him?'  6 But if we say, 'Mi-b'nei adam,' kol ha`am will stone us, for they are persuaded that Yochanan navi hu."  7 They answered that they didn't know where it was from.  8 Yeshua said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."

20:9 He began to speak le-ha`am et-ha-mashal hazeh: "Ish echad planted a kerem, and rented it out to some farmers, and went into another country for a long time.  10 At the proper season, he sent an `eved to the farmers to collect his share of the fruit of ha-kerem.  But the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty.  11 He sent `eved acher, and they also beat him, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.  12 He sent yet a third, and they also wounded him, and threw him out.  13 Vayomer ba`al ha-kerem, 'What shall I do?  I will send b'nei et-y'didi.  It may be that seeing him, they will respect him.'  14 "But when the farmers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, 'This is the heir.  Come, let's kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.'  15 They threw him out of ha-kerem and killed him.  What, therefore, will ba`al ha-kerem do to them?  16 He will come and destroy these farmers, and will give ha-kerem to others."  They heard it vayomru, 'Chalilah'!"  17 But he looked at them, and said, "Then what is this that is written,
'The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made l'rosh pinnah
?'[A]
18 "Everyone who falls on ha-even ha-hi will be broken to pieces,[B] but it will crush whoever it falls on to dust."[C]

20:19 Roshei ha-Kohanim v'ha-Sofrim sought to lay hands on Him that very hour, but they feared the people -- for they knew He had spoken ha-mashal hazeh against them.  20 They watched him, and sent out spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.  21 They asked him, "Moreh, we know that you say and teach what is right, and aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach derekh Elohim.  22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Kaisar or not?"  23 But he perceived their slyness, vayomer to them, "Why do you test me?  24 Show me a denarius.  Whose image and inscription are on it?"  They answered, "Of Kaisar."  25 Vayomer to them, "Then give to Kaisar the things of Kaisar and to Elohim the things of Elohim."  26 They weren't able to lay hold of his speech before the people.  They marveled at his answer, and were silent.

20:27 Some of ha-Tzaddukim came to him, those who deny t'chiyat ha-metim.  28 They asked him, "Moreh, Mosheh katav to us that if a man's brother dies having an ishshah and without banim, his brother should take ha-ishshah, and raise up banim for his brother.  29 There were shiv`ah achim.  Ha-rishon took an ishshah and died without banim.  30 Ha-sheni took her as ishshah, and he died without banim.  31 Ha-sh'lishi took her, and likewise ha-shiv`ah all left no banim, and died.  32 Afterward ha-ishshah also died.  33 Therefore bi-t'chiyat ha-metim whose ishshah will she be?  For ha-shiv`ah had her as an ishshah."

20:34 Yeshua answered vayomer to them, "B'nei ha`olam hazeh marry, and are given in marriage.  35 But those who are considered worthy to attain to ha`olam ha-ba v'et t'chiyat ha-metim neither marry nor are given in marriage.  36 For neither can they die any more, for they are like ha-mal'akhim, and are B'nei Elohim, being sons of ha-t'chiyah.  37 But that ha-metim are raised, even Mosheh showed at the bush, when he called YHWH 'Elohei Avraham, Elohei Yitzchak, v'Elohei Ya`akov'.[D]38 Now he is not elohei ha-metim, but of ha-chayyim, for all are chayyim to him."  39 Some of ha-Sofrim answered, "Moreh, you speak well."  40 They didn't dare to ask him any more questions.

20:41 Vayomer to them, "Why do they say that ha-Mashiach is ben David?  42 David himself says b'sefer T'hillim,
'N'um YHWH l'adoni,
"Sit at my right hand,

43 Until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet."'[E]
44 "David therefore calls him adoni, so how is he his son?"

20:45 Kol ha`am were hearing, vayomer to his talmidim,  46 "Beware of the Sofrim, who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats ba-k'hillot, and the best places at feasts;  47 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these will receive greater condemnation."

A (17) Ps. 118:22.  B (18) Is. 8:14, 15.  C (18) Dan. 2:34, 35.  D (37) Ex. 3:6.  E (43) Ps. 110:1.


PEREQ ‏כא‎
CHAPTER 21

21:1 He looked up and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury.  2 He saw a certain poor widow casting in two lepta,  3 and he said, "Surely I tell you, this poor widow put in more than all of them,  4 for all these put in gifts for Elohim from their abundance, but she, out of her lack, put in all that she had to live on."

21:5 As some were talking about ha-Mikdash and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts, he said,  6 "As for these things which you see, yamim ha-ba'im in which there will not be left here one stone on another that will not be thrown down."  7 They asked him, "Moreh, when therefore will these things be?  And what is ha-ot that these things are about to happen?"  8 Vayomer, "Watch out that you don't get led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'Ani hu,'21-8 and, 'The time is at hand.'  Therefore don't follow them.  9 When you hear of wars and disturbances, don't be terrified, for these things must happen first, but the end won't come immediately."

21:10 Then he said to them, "Goy `al-goy will arise, u'mamakhah `al-mamlakhah.  11 There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places.  There will be terrors and otot g'dolot min-ha-shamayim.  12 But lifnei kol eleh, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you up to q'hillot and prisons, bringing you before m'lakhim and governors for my name's sake.  13 It will turn out as an `edut to you.  14 Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate beforehand how to answer,  15 for I will give you peh v'chokhmah which all your adversaries will not be able to withstand or to contradict.  16 But you will be handed over even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends.  Some of you they will cause to be put to death.  17 You will be hated by all men for my name's sake.  18 Not a hair of your head will perish.  19 By your endurance you will win your nafshot.

21:20 "But when you see Y'rushalayim surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand.  21 Then let those who are b'Y'hudah flee to ha-harim.  Let those who are in the midst of her depart.  Don't let those who are in the country enter therein.  22 For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.  23 Oy to those who are pregnant and to those who nurse infants ba-yamim ha-hem!  For there will be great distress ba-aretz, and wrath `al-ha`am hazeh.  24 They will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive el-kol ha-goyim.  Y'rushalayim will be trampled down by ha-goyim, until the times of ha-goyim are fulfilled.

21:25 There will be signs ba-shemesh, moon, and kokhavim; v`al ha-aretz. anxiety of goyim, in perplexity for the roaring of ha-yam and the waves;  26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming `al-ha-aretz: for the powers of ha-shamayim will be shaken.  27 Then they will see Bar Enash coming in a cloud with power and kavod rav.  28 But when these things begin to happen, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near."

21:29 He told them a mashal.  "See the fig tree, and kol ha`etzim.  30 When they are already budding, you see it and know by your own selves that the summer is already near.  31 Even so you also, when you see these things happening, know that Malkhut ha-Elohim is near.  32 Amein.  I tell you, ha-dor hazeh will not pass away until all things are accomplished.  33 Ha-shamayim va-aretz will pass away, but my d'varim will by no means pass away.

21:34 "So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and ha-yom ha-hu will come on you suddenly.  35 For it will come like a snare on all those who dwell on the surface of kol ha-aretz.  36 Therefore be watchful all the time, asking that you may be counted worthy to escape kol eleh that will happen, and to stand lifnei Bar Enash."

21:37 Yom yom Yeshua was teaching ba-Mikdash, u'va-lailah he went out to a mount called Har ha-Zetim.  38 Kol ha`am came early ba-boker to him ba-Mikdash, to hear him.


PEREQ ‏כב‎
CHAPTER 22

22:1 Now Chag ha-Matzot drew near, which is called Pesach.  2 Ha-Kohanim ha-G'dolim v'ha-Sofrim sought how they might put him to death, for they feared ha`am.

22:3 Ha-satan entered into Y'hudah, who was called Ish-Kriyot, being numbered with the twelve.  4 He went away, and talked with roshei ha-Kohanim and captains about how he might deliver him to them.  5 They were glad, and agreed to give him kesef.  6 He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of ha-hamon.

22:7 Yom ha-Matzot came, on which ha-Pesach must be sacrificed.  8 He sent Kefa v'Yochanan, saying, "Go and prepare ha-Pesach for us, that we may eat."  9 Vayomru to him, "Where do you want us to prepare?"  10 Vayomer to them, "Hinneh, when you have entered into ha`ir, a man carrying a pitcher of mayim will meet you.  Follow him el-ha-bayit which he enters.  11 Tell el-ba`al ha-bayit, 'Ha-moreh says to you, "Where is the guest room, where I may eat ha-Pesach with my talmidim?"'  12 He will show you a large, furnished upper room.  Make preparations there."  13 They went, found things as he had told them, and they prepared ha-Pesach.

22:14 When the hour had come, he sat down with the twelve shlichim.  15 Vayomer to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat ha-Pesach hazeh with you before I suffer,  16 for I tell you, I will no longer by any means eat of it until it is fulfilled b'Malkhut ha-Elohim."  17 He received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves,  18 for I tell you, I will not drink at all again from the fruit of the vine, until Malkhut ha-Elohim comes."  19 He took matzah, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave to them, saying, "Zeh gufi which is given for you.  Do this in memory of me."  20 He took ha-kos in like manner after supper, saying, "Zo ha-kos hi ha-b'rit ha-chadashah b'dami, that which is poured out for you.  21 But hinneh, the hand of him who betrays me is with me `al-ha-shulchan.  22 Bar Enash indeed goes, as it has been determined, but oy la-ish ha-hu through whom he is betrayed!"  23 They began to question among themselves, which of them it was that would do this thing.

22:24 There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be ha-gadol.  25 Vayomer to them, "Malkhei ha-Goyim dominate them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.'  26 But not so with you.  But one who is ha-gadol among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.  27 Ki mi ha-gadol, one who reclines [at the table] or one who serves?  Isn't it he who reclines?  But I am in the midst of you as one who serves.

22:28 But you are those who have continued with me in my temptations.  29 I appoint to you a malkhut, even as my Father appointed to me,  30 that you may eat and drink at my shulchan in my malkhut.  You will sit on kisot, judging the twelve tribes of Yisra'el."

22:31 Vayomer ha-Adon, "Shim`on, Shim`on, hinneh, ha-satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat,  32 but I prayed for you, that your emunah wouldn't fail.  You, when once you have turned again, establish your achim."  33 Vayomer to him, "Adoni, I am ready to go with you both to prison and la-mavet!"  34 Vayomer, "I tell you, Kefa, the rooster will by no means crow today before you deny that you know me three times."

22:35 Vayomer to them, "When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?"  They said, "Nothing."  36 Vayomer to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet.  Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.  37 For I tell you that this which is written must still be fulfilled in me: 'He was counted with the lawless.' For that which concerns me has an end."  38 Vayomru, Adoneinu, hinneh, here are two swords."  He said to them, "That is enough."

22:39 He came out, and went, as his custom was, to Har ha-Zetim.  His talmidim also followed him.  40 When he was at the place, he said to them, "Pray that you don't enter into temptation."  41 He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and he knelt down and prayed,22-4142 saying, "Avi, if you are willing, remove ha-kos ha-zot from me.  Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."  43 Mal'akh min-ha-shamayim appeared to him, strengthening him.  44 Being in agony he prayed more earnestly.  His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down la-aretz.  45 When he rose up from his prayer, he came el-ha-talmidim, and found them sleeping because of grief,  46 vayomer to them, "Why do you sleep?  Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation."

22:47 While he was still speaking, hinneh, hamon, and he who was called Y'hudah, one of the twelve, went in front of them.  He came near to Yeshua to kiss him.  48 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "Y'hudah, do you betray Bar Enash with a kiss?"  49 When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, "Adoneinu, shall we strike with the sword?"  50 A certain one of them struck `eved ha-Kohen ha-Gadol, and cut off his right ear.  51 But Yeshua answered, "Let me at least do this" -- and he touched his ear, and healed him.  52 VayomerYeshua el-roshei ha-Kohanim v'sarei ha-Mikdash v'ha-Z'qenim, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?  53 When I was with you ba-Mikdash yom yom, you didn't stretch out your hands against me.  But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."

22:54 They seized him and led him away, and brought him into beit ha-Kohen ha-Gadol.  But Kefa followed from a distance.  55 When they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court and had sat down together, Kefa sat in the midst of them.  56 A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him."  57 He denied Yeshua, saying, "Ishshah, I don't know him."  58 After a little while someone else saw him, and said, "You also are one of them!"  But Kefa answered, "Ben adam, I am not!"  59 After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, ki-Gelili gam-hu!"  60 Vayomer Kefa, "Ben adam, I don't know what you are talking about!"  Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.  61 Ha-Adon turned, and looked at Kefa.  Kefa remembered d'var ha-Adon, how he said to him, "Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times."  62 He went out, and wept bitterly.

22:63 The men who held Yeshua mocked him and beat him.  64 Having blindfolded him, they struck him on the face and asked him, "Prophesy!  Who is the one who struck you?"  65 They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.

22:66 And when ha-boqer had come, the assembly of Ziqnei ha`am was gathered together, both roshei ha-Kohanim v'Sofrim, and they led him away into their sod, lemor,  67 "Im ha-Mashiah attah, tell us."  Vayomer to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe,  68 and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go.  69 From now on, Bar Enash will be seated at the right hand of the power of ha-Elohim."  70 They all said, "Are you then Ben ha-Elohim?"  Vayomer to them, "You say it, because ani [am] hu." 22-7071 Vayomru, "Why do we need any more witness?  For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth!"


PEREQ ‏כג‎
CHAPTER 23

23:1 The whole crowd of them rose up and brought him before Pilatos.  2 They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting the nation, forbidding paying taxes to Kaisar, and saying that he himself is Messiah, a king."  3 Pilatos questioned him lemor, "Ha-attah melekh ha-Y'hudim?" He answered him, "You say [it]."  4 Vayomer Pilatos el-Roshei ha-Kohanim v'el-ha-hamonim, "I find nothing blamable ba-ish hazeh.  5 But they insisted, saying, "He stirs up ha`am, teaching b'khol Y'hudah, beginning min-ha-Galil even to this place."

23:6 But when Pilatos heard ha-Galil mentioned, he asked im-hu ish G'lili.  7 When he found out that he was in the jurisdiction of Hedēs, he sent him to Hedēs, who was also b'Y'rushalayim ba-yamim ha-eleh.  8 Now when Hedēs saw Yeshua, he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see him mi-yamim rabbim, because he had heard many things about him.  He hoped to see some miracle done by him.  9 He questioned him with many words, but he gave no answers.  10 Roshei ha-Kohanim v'ha-Sofrim stood, vehemently accusing him.  11 Hedēs with his soldiers humiliated him and mocked him.  Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilatos.  12 Pilatos v'Hedēs became friends with each other ba-yom ha-hu, for before that they were enemies with each other.

23:13 Pilate called together Roshei ha-Kohanim v'et ha-sarim v'et ha`am,  14 vayomer to them, "You brought ha-ish hazeh to me as one that perverts ha`am, v'hinneh, I have examined him before you, and found nothing blamable against this man concerning those things of which you accuse him.  15 Neither has Hedēs, for I sent you to him, and see, nothing worthy of mavet has been done by him.  16 I will therefore chastise him and release him."  17 Now he had to release one prisoner to them at he-chag.

23:18 But they all cried out together, saying, "Away with this [man]!  Release to us Bar-Abba!" --  19 one who was thrown into prison for a certain revolt ba`ir, and for murder   20 Then Pilate spoke to them again, desiring to release Yeshua,  21 but they shouted, saying, "Stake!  Stake him!  22 He said to them the third time, "Why?  What evil has this man done?  I have found no cause of death in him.  I will therefore chastise him and release him."  23 But they were urgent with qol gadol, asking that he might be executed.  Their voices and qol Roshei ha-Kohanim prevailed.  24 Pilatos adjudged that what they asked for should be done.  25 He released him who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Yeshua up to their will.

23:26 When they led him away, they grabbed ish echad ha-ba min-ha-sadeh u'sh'mo Shim`on, ish Kurini, and laid on him the stake, to carry it after Yeshua.  27 Hamon rav ha`am followed him, v'hamon nashim who also mourned and lamented him.  28 But Yeshua turned to them, vayomer, "Banot Y'rushalayim, don't weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your banim.  29 Ki hinneh, yamim ba'im in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'  30 Then they will begin to tell he-harim, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'  31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?"

23:32 There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put to death.  33 When they came el-ha-maqom ha-nikra Gulgolta, 23-33 they hung him on the stake there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.  34 Vayomer Yeshua, "Avi, s'lach 23-34 them, for they don't know what they are doing."  Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots.  35 Ha`am stood watching.  Ha-sarim with them also scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others.  Let him save himself, im-hu ha-Mashiach, chosen of ha-Elohim!"  36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar  37 and saying, "Im attah hu melekh ha-Y'hudim, save yourself!"  38 An inscription was also written over him in letters of Y'vani v'Romi v'Ivri: "ZEH HU MELEKH HA-Y'HUDIM.23-38

23:39 One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are ha-Mashiach, save yourself and us!"  40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Don't you even fear Elohim, seeing you are in the same condemnation?  41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."  42 Vayomer to Yeshua, "Adoni, remember me when you come into your malkhut."  43 Vayomer Yeshua to him, "Amen.  I tell you ha-yom23-43 you will be with me b'gan Eden."23-43

23:44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over kol ha-aretz until the ninth hour.  45 Ha-shemesh was darkened, and parokhet ha-Mishkan was torn in two.  46 And Yeshua cried b'qol gadol vayomer, "Avi, into your hands I commit my ruach!"  Having said this, he breathed his last.  47 When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified Elohim, lemor, "Certainly ha-ish hazeh tzaddik hu."  48 Kol ha-hamon that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned beating their breasts.  49 All those known to him, and ha-nashim who followed with him min-ha-Galil, stood far away, watching these things.

23:50 Hinneh, ish sh'mo Yosef, who was a member of the council, ish tov v'tzaddik51 (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Ramah, `ir ha-Y'hudim, who was also waiting for Malkhut ha-Elohim:  52 this [man] went to Pilatos, and asked for gufat Yeshua.  53 He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had yet been laid.  54 V'yom erev Shabbat hayah, v'ha-Shabbat was coming on.  55 Ha-nashim, who had come with him min-ha-Galil, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid.  56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments.  Ba-Shabbat they rested according to ha-mitzvah. 23-56


PEREQ ‏כד‎
CHAPTER 24

24:1 U'v'echad ba-shabbat, while still very early,24-1 they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.  2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.  3 They entered in, and didn't find the body of ha-Adon Yeshua.  4 It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, hinneh, two anashim stood by them in dazzling clothing.  5 Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to ha-aretz vayomru to them, "Why do you seek ha-chayei ben ha-metim?  6 He isn't here, but is risen.  Remember what he told you when he was still ba-Galil,  7 saying that Bar Enash must be delivered up into the hands of anashim chatta'im, and be hung on the stake, and the third day rise again?"  8 They remembered his d'varim,  9 returned from the tomb, and told kol ha-d'varim ha-eleh to the eleven, and to all the rest.  10 Now they were Miryam ha-Magdalit v'Yochanah, u'Miryam em Ya`akov and the rest with them who told these things el-ha-shlichim.  11 These d'varim seemed to them to be nonsense, and they didn't believe them.  12 But Kefa got up and ran to the tomb.  Stooping and looking in, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves and went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

24:13 Hinneh, two of them were going ha-yom hazeh to a village sixty stadia from Y'rushalayim u'sh'mo Emma'us. 24-1314 They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened.  15 Va'y'hi, while they talked and questioned together, that Yeshua himself came near, and went with them.  16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.  17 Vayomer to them, "What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad?"  18 One of them, named Kleōpas, answered him vayomer, "Are you the only stranger b'Y'rushalayim who doesn't know the things which have happened there ba-yamim ha-eleh?"  19 Vayomer to them, "What things?"  They said to him, "The things concerning Yeshua ha-Notzri, who was a navi gibbor in deed and word lifnei ha-Elohim v'lifnei kol ha`am;  20 and how Roshei ha-Kohanim and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and executed him on the stake.  21 But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Yisra'el.  Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.  22 Also, certain nashim of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb;  23 and when they didn't find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of m'lakhim, who said that he was alive.  24 Some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like ha-nashim had said, but they didn't see him."  25 Vayomer to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that ha-n'vi'im have spoken!  26 Didn't ha-Mashiach have to suffer these things, and to enter into his kavod?"  27 Beginning mi-Mosheh u'mi-kol ha-n'vi'im, he explained to them in kol ha-K'tuvim the things concerning himself.

24:28 They drew near to the village where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.  29 They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over."  He went in to stay with them.  30 It happened, when he had reclined [at the table] with them, he took the loaf and gave thanks.  Breaking it, he gave to them.  31 Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight.  32 They said one to another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened ha-K'tuvim to us?"24-3233 They rose up that very hour, and returned to Y'rushalayim, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them,  34 saying, "Ha-Adon is risen indeed, and has appeared to Shim`on!"  35 They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the loaf.

24:36 As they said these things, Yeshua himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, "Shalom lakhem."  37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they saw a ruach.  38 Vayomer to them, "Why are you troubled?  Why do doubts arise in your hearts?  39 See my hands and my feet, that it is truly me. 24-39  Touch me and see, for a ruach doesn't have basar and bones, as you see that I have."  40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.  41 While they still didn't believe for simcha, and wondered, he said to them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"  42 They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.  43 He took it, and ate in front of them.

24:44 Vayomer to them, "These are ha-d'varim I told you, while I was still with you, that kol ha-Katuv b'Torat Mosheh u'va-n'vi'im u'va-T'hillim, concerning me must be fulfilled."  45 Then he opened their minds, that they might understand ha-K'tuvim.  46 Vayomer to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for ha-Mashiach to suffer and to rise min-ha-metim on the third day,  47 and that t'shuvah and remission of chata'im should be preached in his name to kol ha-goyim, beginning at Y'rushalayim.  48 You are witnesses of ha-d'varim ha-eleh.  49 Hinneh, I send forth the promise of my Father on you.  But wait b`ir Y'rushalayim until you are clothed with power from on high."

24:50 He led them out `ad Beit-Anyah, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.  51 It happened, while he blessed them, that he withdrew from them, and was carried up into ha-shamayim.  52 They worshiped him, and returned to Y'rushalayim b'simcha g'dolah,  53 and were tamid ba-Mikdash, praising and blessing Elohim.  Amein.


FOOTNOTES

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1:3:  The name means "lover of God."  There is some discussion as to whether this was the name of an individual or was addressed to "God-fearers" in general.  It does appear to be capitalized (in translations), and "most excellent" would seem to be an important individual. RETURN
1:8:  2 Chron. 8:13.  ALL divisions of priests were on duty during the feasts of Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh, plus Chag ha-Matzot, Shavu'ot, and Sukkot, the three major feasts, in Yerushalayim. RETURN
1:13:  "call his name": a Hebrew idiom found in a supposedly originally Greek document. RETURN
1:19, 35, 60, et al:  "answered him and said": a redundancy common in Hebrew, not in Greek. RETURN
1:27:  "`almah;" Greek, parthenos (παρθένος [3933]) - virgin. (Is. 7:14.)  "There is no instance where is can be proved that '`almah' designates a young woman who is not a virgin." - TWOT, pg. 672 RETURN
" 1:28:  See Mattai 26:49N. RETURN
2:7:  Yeshua was NOT "born in a manger." RETURN
2:13:  "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing"???  "Say" is not a misprint.  If ever there were a time for angels to sing, it would have been at the birth of the son of Elohim, but they didn't.  There is no reference in scripture to angels singing.  The Hebrew and Greek words for "sing" and "say" are very different.  It wasn't "accidentally" mistranslated to English. RETURN
2:21:  An excellent example of a Hebrew idiom translated directly from Hebrew to Greek to English: "name was called."  One of many such idioms that seem to prove that the gospels were originally written in Hebrew.   It isn't a Greek or English idiom.  We would simply say "named him." RETURN
2:29:  "Adonai": Instead of the usual Greek Kurios, the word used here is despotēs (G1203).  Being the obvious source of "despot," I have chosen to use Adonai instead.  Despotēs appears only nine other times, four being about earthly masters and one (2 Tim. 2:21) being (to me) ambiguous. RETURN
2:38:  "bi-rushalayim":  (‏בִּרוּשָׁלָ֫יִם‎).  "B-" ('B - "in") before a word beginning with a yod is pronounced with the yod to form a single syllable, bi, as if it were birushalayim.  (See NTHE on this verse.) RETURN
3:22; 9:35:  A "bat kol", literally "daughter of a voice," (i.e., an echo) was a more common occurrence than might be supposed.  There are numerous accounts of Elohim speaking audibly from ha-shamayim.  Such was the case at Mount Sinai and in 1 Kings 19:12-13; Ezek. 1:25; Dan. 4:31; Markos 9:7 (retold in 2 Pet. 1:18); and Acts 11:8-9. RETURN
3:36:  Not in the genealogy in Gen. 11, taken from the Masoretic text of the 10th century CE, but in the much older (3rd-2nd cent. BCE) Greek Septuagint.  RETURN
4:2:  Devil/malshin: See Markos 1:13N and glossary. RETURN
5:5:   When the word "master" appears herein, the Greek word epistata (̓επιστάτα) applies to a chief or commander rather than lord (adon) or teacher (moreh). RETURN
5:20:  "forgiven" - The Hebrew word here is salach (5545), and only God could salach sins, signifying that Yeshua had been given this authority (Matt. 28:18).  Did this power make it clear that "Yeshua was God in the flesh"?  NO.  God gave him this authority, this power on earth as His Son! RETURN
5:24:  See Mattai 8:20N. RETURN
6:15:  Simon the Zealot, or Simon from Cana?  Was he being called Shim`on ha-kana'i in Hebrew or Greek?  See Qana-ite RETURN
6:20:  "lifted up his eyes;" another Hebrew idiom.  See 2:21N. RETURN
6:22:  idiom: "malign you." RETURN
6:29:  This is an idiom concerning response to insults, not to be construed that one should allow him-/herself to be physically assaulted.  Yeshua was not saying "don't defend yourself if someone hits you." RETURN
7:29:  "justifed [Elohim]." dikaioō (δικαιοō - [G1344]). To show to be righteous; to declare to be righteous. RETURN
7:47:  See 5:20N. RETURN
7:50:  See shalom in glossary. RETURN
8:24:  See 5:5N. RETURN
8:45:  See 5:5N. RETURN
8:48:  Saved: same root word as in Matt. 27:42; Mark 15:31; Luke 7:50; Acts 2:47; etc. RETURN
9:33:  See 5:5N.RETURN
9:33:  Sukkot: the Greek word is tent (skene), also translated as "tabernacle," but "booth, temporary shelter" (sukkah) seems to be more likely the sense intended and is the word used in most (all?) Hebrew translations of the NT. RETURN
10:21:  See Mattai 21:16N. RETURN
11:44:  If someone ritually clean were to come in contact with, even walk across, a grave, he was considered then to have become unclean.  (Bar-Ilan University) RETURN
12:1:  "tens of thousands": Grk. muriades (myriads) - μυριάδεσ; not many "thousands" (chiliadōn - χιλιάδων) as many translations say. RETURN
12:42:  "servants": Greek is therapeia (θεραπεία [2322]) and means attendants or medical service. RETURN
12:55:  south - see note on glossary page, "Directions". RETURN
12:56:  See glossary, alam. RETURN
14:27:  "stake": Greek stauros (σταυρός [4716]): an upright stake, hence a "cross," the Roman instrument of execution (Lat.).  Wikipedia says "In the literature of that time, stauros ... never means two pieces of timber placed across one another at any angle," RETURN
15:6, 9:  See Mattai 26:49N. RETURN
15:8:  "Drachma" (lit. "handful"). The "lost coin" was a silver drachma equivalent to a Romandenarius, a day's wage. (Approx. the same as a Jewish shekel).  The temple or half-shekel tax (Matt. 17:34; Ex. 30:13; 38:26) was a didrachma. (Pictorial Bible Dictionary, The Southwestern Company, 1975) RETURN
16:6:  "bat" (or bath): A measure equal to about 6 U.S. gallons.RETURN
16:7:  "cor": A measure equal to 10 baths. RETURN
16:8:  The Essenes at Qumran considered themselves to be "Sons of Light." Essenes RETURN Essenes
16:16:  "concerning" (Gordon, pg. 43).  "The Hebrew Matthew (of Ba`al Shem Tov) says, "For all the prophets and the Torah spoke concerning John. RETURN
16:17:  kotz: a thorn; a decorative mark.  The difference between a resh ( ר ) and a dalet ( ד ) is a thorn or horn. RETURN
17:2:  "millstone of an ass": the upper millstone (turned by an ass), i.e., heavy.  HERE is a photo of one.  The upper rolled around on top of the lower to crush olives to squeeze the oil out of them. RETURN
17:6:  sycamine: Morus nigra of the mulberry family.  (NASB conc. 4807).  Only occurrence of the word in the Bible.  (Cf. G4809, sycamore [black mulberry].) RETURN
17:13:  See 5:5N. RETURN
19:13:  "mna", a mina (1 Kings 10:17). Heb. maneh (H4488): a measure of weight or money.  Equal to 50 shekels (about 20 oz.). RETURN
21:8:  "many will come, saying, 'Egō eimi'", the Greek being literaly "I am."  "Ani hu" - Hebrew - is literally "I he." The English helping verb "am" must be added to make sense to English speakers.  The Greek says 'Egō eimi,' which is literally "I am," but Yeshua was not speaking Greek.  Consider this: Was Yeshua saying that the ones to come would be claiming to be Messiah, OR claiming that Yeshua was the Messiah but that they would have intentions of leading people astray? (See "John 8:58 - Other Translations" at the bottom of the Footnotes page.) RETURN
22:41: Kneeling to pray is not done by Jews today because they consider it an alien (i.e.: "Christian") tradition, but Christianity got the tradition from the Jews. (E.g.: Ps. 95:6; 2 Chron. 6:13.) In fact, b'rakha (blessing) comes from berekh ("knee"). (JNT Commentary, pg. 145.) RETURN
22:70:  Grk. "Egō eimi." (ἐγώ εἰμι)  See Yoch. 9:9N and 18:5N. RETURN
23:33:  See Matt. 27:33N. RETURN
23:34:  See 5:20N. RETURN
23:38:  οὑτός ἐστιν   Ὁ βασιλευς των Ἰουδαίων
This is the King (of) the Jews.
hic est rex Iudaeorum
‏זֶה הוּא מֶלֶךּ הַיְּהוּדִים‎ RETURN
23:43:  Since there was no punctuation in the original Greek, does "today" go with the phrase before it or after it?  For a reference, consider John 3:13 and many references in the Scriptures to "sleep" meaning death. RETURN
23:43:  Gan Eden, i.e. Paradise.  Paradeisos (3857) is used in the Septuagint for the Garden of Eden. RETURN
23:56:  Notice the order of events:
1) It was the preparation day;
2) then it was (a high) Shabbat;
3) then they prepared spices, which they would not have done on a Shabbat;
4) then it was the weekly Shabbat;
5) then came the first of the week.
(i.e., "Wednesday," the Pesach sacrifice was killed;
"Thursday," (first day of Unleavened Bread - Chag ha-Matzot),
Friday, Saturday, Sunday.)
RETURN
24:1:  "while still very early" - most Eng. Versions say something like "at early dawn," but "early on the first day of the week" is just after sunset on "Saturday" evening. RETURN
24:13:  Emmaus = Hammat, ref. Wikipedia article "Emmaus Nicopolis." RETURN
24:32:  Obviously, "pocket Bibles" were not available in those days long before the invention of the printing press.  All Jews had most of the Scriptures memorized, or at least were familiar enough with them to know much of them. RETURN
24:39:  Grk. "Egō eimi."  (ἐγώ εἰμι)  See Yoch. 9:9N and 18:5N, and "John 8:58 - Other Translations" at the bottom of this page. RETURN



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