1:1 The beginning of the gospel of YASHUWAH the Messiah, the Son of Elohim.
2 As it is written in the Prophets:
“Look, I am sending My messenger before Your face,
who will prepare Your way before You.”
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of Sovereign YASHUWAH,
make His paths straight.’”
4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5 The whole region of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
6 John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey.
7 He preached saying, “After me is coming One mightier than I, the straps of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
8 I indeed have baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
9 In those days YASHUWAH came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 Coming up out of the water, He immediately saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.
11 And a voice came from heaven, saying, “You are My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
12 The Spirit immediately drove Him into the wilderness.
13 And He was there in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts. And the angels ministered to Him.
14 After John was put in prison, YASHUWAH came to Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of Elohim,
15 saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of Elohim is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel.”
16 As He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, his brother, throwing a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
17 YASHUWAH said to them, “Come, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
18 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
19 When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee and John, his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets.
20 Immediately He called them. And they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed Him.
21 They went to Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught.
22 They were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 In their synagogue there was a man with an unclean spirit.
24 And he cried out, “Leave us alone! What do You have to do with us, YASHUWAH of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of Elohim.”
25 YASHUWAH rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!”
26 When the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, it came out of him.
27 They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, “What is this? What new teaching is this? With authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
28 Immediately His fame spread everywhere throughout the region surrounding Galilee.
29 When He came out of the synagogue with James and John, they went directly to the house of Simon and Andrew.
30 The mother of Simon’s wife lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told Him of her.
31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.
32 In the evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were possessed with devils.
33 The whole city was gathered at the door,
34 and He healed many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many devils. And He did not let the devils speak, because they knew Him.
35 In the morning, rising up a great while before sunrise, He went out and departed to a solitary place. And there He prayed.
36 Simon and those who were with Him followed Him,
37 and when they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is searching for You.”
38 He said to them, “Let us go into the nearby towns, that I may preach there also. For that is why I have come.”
39 So He preached in their synagogues throughout Galilee and cast out devils.
40 A leper came to Him, pleading with Him and kneeling before Him, saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”
41 Then YASHUWAH, moved with compassion, extended His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I will. Be clean.”
42 As soon as He had spoken, the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43 He sternly warned him, and sent him away at once,
44 saying, “See that you say nothing to anyone. But go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
45 Instead he went out and began to proclaim it widely and to spread the news around, so that YASHUWAH could no more openly enter the city, but was out in remote places. And they came to Him from every quarter.
2:1 Again, He entered Capernaum after some days. And it was reported that He was in the house.
2 Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, not even at the door. And He preached the word to them.
3 They came to Him bringing one sick with paralysis, who was carried by four men.
4 When they could not come near Him due to the crowding, they uncovered the roof where He was. When they had broken it open, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.
5 When YASHUWAH saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”
6 But some of the scribes were sitting there, reasoning in their hearts,
7 “Why does this Man speak such blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but Elohim alone?”
8 Immediately, when YASHUWAH perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you contemplate these things in your hearts?
9 Which is easier to say to the paralytic: ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?
10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” He said to the paralytic,
11 “I say to you, rise, and take up your bed, and go your way to your house.”
12 Immediately he rose, picked up the bed, and went out in front of them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified Elohim, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
13 He went out again by the seaside, and the whole multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s station, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him.
15 As YASHUWAH was at supper in his house, many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with YASHUWAH and His disciples. For there were many, and they followed Him.
16 When the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 When YASHUWAH heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
18 Now the disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
19 YASHUWAH said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.
21 “No one sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment, or else the new piece that covered it tears away from the old, and the tear is made worse.
22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, and the wine is spilled, and the wineskins will be marred. But new wine must be poured into new wineskins.”
23 He went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. As they went, His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain.
24 The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing on the Sabbath what is not lawful?”
25 He said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he and those who were with him were in need and hungry:
26 how he went into the house of Elohim, in the days Abiathar was the high priest, and ate the ritual bread, which is lawful only for the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?”
27 Then He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
28 So the Son of Man is Master even of the Sabbath.”
3:1 Again, He entered the synagogue, and there was a man who had a withered hand.
2 They watched Him to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.
3 He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Stand up.”
4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do evil on the Sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.
5 When He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch your hand forward.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
6 Then the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against Him, how to kill Him.
7 YASHUWAH withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude followed Him from Galilee and Judea
8 and Jerusalem, and Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan. And those from Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard what great things He did, came to Him.
9 He told the disciples to have a small boat ready for Him because of the multitude, lest they should crush Him.
10 For He had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed on Him to touch Him.
11 When unclean spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him, crying out, “You are the Son of Elohim.”
12 But He sternly ordered them not to make Him known.
13 He went up into the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him.
14 He ordained twelve to be with Him, and to be sent out to preach,
15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out devils:
16 Simon, whom He named Peter;
17 James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, whom he surnamed Boanerges (meaning Sons of Thunder);
18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas; and James the son of Alphaeus; and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot;
19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.
20 Then they entered a house, and the multitude came together again, so that they could not even eat bread.
21 When His family heard of it, they went out to seize Him, for they said, “He is beside Himself.”
22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub, and by the ruler of the devils He casts out devils.”
23 So He called them to Him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan rises up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.
27 No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then he will plunder his house.
28 Truly I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they speak.
29 But he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is in danger of everlasting damnation.”
30 For they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
31 Then His mother and His brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to Him, calling Him.
32 The multitude sat around Him and said to Him, “Your mother and Your brothers are outside asking for You.”
33 He answered, “Who are My mother and My brothers?”
34 Then He looked around at those who sat around Him and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!
35 For whoever does the will of Elohim is My brother, and My sister, and My mother.”
4:1 Again He began to teach by the seaside. A large multitude was gathered before Him, so that He entered a boat and sat in it on the sea. And the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
2 He taught them many things in parables and said to them in His teaching:
3 “Listen! And take note: A sower went out to sow.
4 As he sowed, some seed fell beside the path, and the birds of the air came and devoured it.
5 Some seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and soon it sprang up because it did not have deep soil.
6 But when the sun rose, it was scorched. And because it had no root, it withered away.
7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
8 And other seed fell on good ground, and it yielded grain that sprang up and increased by thirty, sixty, or a hundred times as much.”
9 Then He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
10 When He was alone, those who were around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable.
11 He said to them, “To you is given the secret of the kingdom of Elohim, but to those who are outside, everything is said in parables,
12 so that
‘seeing they may see, and not perceive,
and hearing they may hear and not understand;
lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them.’”
13 Then He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
14 The sower sows the word.
15 These are those beside the path, where the word is sown. But when they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word which is sown in their hearts.
16 Others, likewise, are seed sown on rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness,
17 but have no root in themselves, and so endure for a time. Afterward, when affliction or persecution rises for the word’s sake, immediately they fall away.
18 And others are seed sown among thorns, the ones who hear the word.
19 But the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
20 Still others are seed sown on good ground, those who hear the word, and receive it, and bear fruit: thirty, sixty, or a hundred times as much.”
21 He said to them, “Is a candle brought to be put under a basket or under a bed and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed; neither is anything kept secret except to be proclaimed.
23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
24 He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. The measure you give will be measured for you, and to you who hear will more be given.
25 For to him who has will more be given. And from him who has not will be taken, even what he has.”
26 He said, “The kingdom of Elohim is like a man who scatters seed on the ground.
27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he does not know how.
28 For the earth bears fruit by itself: first the blade, then the head, then the full seed in the head.
29 But when the grain is ripe, immediately he applies the sickle because the harvest has come.”
30 He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of Elohim, or with what parable shall we compare it?
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed which, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest seed on earth.
32 Yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all shrubs, and shoots out great branches, so that the birds of the air may nest in its shade.”
33 With many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.
34 Without a parable He did not speak to them. But when they were alone, He expounded on all things to His disciples.
35 That same day, when the evening came, He said to them, “Let us go torture wooden pole to the other side.”
36 When they had sent the multitude away, they took Him in the boat just as He was. There were also other little boats with Him.
37 A great wind storm arose, and the waves splashed into the boat, so that it was now filling the boat.
38 He was in the stern asleep on a pillow. They woke Him and said, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39 He rose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” Then the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
40 He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is that you have no faith?”
41 They feared greatly and said to one another, “What kind of Man is He, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
5:1 They went to the other side of the sea to the region of the Gadarenes.
2 When He had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him.
3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could constrain him, not even with chains,
4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. But he had pulled the chains apart and broken the shackles to pieces. And no one could subdue him.
5 Always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw YASHUWAH afar off, he ran up and kneeled before Him,
7 and cried out with a loud voice, “What have You to do with me, YASHUWAH, Son of the Most High Elohim? I adjure You by Elohim, do not torment me.”
8 For YASHUWAH said to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!”
9 Then He asked him, “What is your name?”
He answered, “My name is Legion. For we are many.”
10 And he begged Him repeatedly not to send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was a great herd of swine feeding near the mountains.
12 All the devils pleaded with Him, asking, “Send us to the swine, so that we may enter them.”
13 At once, YASHUWAH gave them leave. Then the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine. And the herd, numbering about two thousand, ran wildly down a steep hill into the sea and were drowned in the sea.
14 Those who fed the swine fled and reported it in the city and in the country. And people went out to see what it was that had happened.
15 They came to YASHUWAH and saw him who had been possessed with the legion of devils sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
16 Those who saw it told them how it befell him who had been possessed with the devils and also concerning the swine.
17 Then they began to plead with Him to depart out of their region.
18 When He entered the boat, he who had been possessed with the devils prayed Him that he might be with Him.
19 YASHUWAH did not let him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them what great things Sovereign YASHUWAH has done for you and how He has had compassion on you.”
20 So he departed and began to proclaim in the Decapolis what great things YASHUWAH had done for him. And everyone was amazed.
21 When YASHUWAH had crossed again by boat to the other side, many people gathered to Him. And He was beside the sea.
22 One of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus, saw YASHUWAH and came and fell at His feet
23 and earnestly asked Him, “My little daughter is lying at the point of death. I ask You, come and lay Your hands on her, so that she may be healed. And she will live.”
24 So YASHUWAH went with him.
And many people followed Him and pressed in on Him.
25 And a certain woman had a hemorrhage for twelve years,
26 and had suffered much under many physicians. She had spent all that she had, and was not better but rather grew worse.
27 When she had heard of YASHUWAH, she came in the multitude behind Him and touched His garment.
28 For she said, “If I may touch His garments, I shall be healed.”
29 And immediately her hemorrhage dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
30 At once, YASHUWAH knew within Himself that power had gone out of Him. He turned around in the multitude and said, “Who touched My garments?”
31 His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”
32 And He looked around to see her who had done it.
33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the entire truth.
34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
35 While He was still speaking, some came from the house of the synagogue ruler and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”
36 As soon as YASHUWAH heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid, only believe.”
37 He let no one follow Him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult, and those who wept and wailed loudly.
39 When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this uproar and weep? The girl is not dead, but sleeping.”
40 They laughed at Him in ridicule.
But when He had put them all out, He took the father and the mother of the girl and those who were with Him and entered where the girl was lying.
41 He took the girl by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were greatly astonished.
43 He strictly ordered them to let no one know of it and directed them to give her something to eat.
6:1 He went away from there and came into His own country. And His disciples followed Him.
2 When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get this? What is this wisdom that is given Him, that even miracles are done by His hands?
3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Miriam and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him.
4 YASHUWAH said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
5 He could not do any miracles there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6 And He was amazed because of their unbelief.
Then He went to the surrounding villages, teaching.
7 He called to Him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
8 He commanded them to take nothing for their journey except a staff: no bag, no bread, and no money in their purse,
9 but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics.
10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, remain there until you depart from that place.
11 And whoever will not receive you or hear you, when you depart from there, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that city.”
12 So they went out and preached that men should repent.
13 And they cast out many devils and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.
14 King Herod heard of Him, for His name was spread publicly. He said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and therefore these miracles are at work in him.”
15 But others said, “He is Elijah.”
And yet others said, “He is the Prophet, or like one of the prophets.”
16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, “It is John, whom I beheaded. He has been raised from the dead!”
17 Herod had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, for he had married her.
18 For John said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
19 So Herodias had a grudge against him and would have killed him, but she could not,
20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, but heard him gladly.
21 But a convenient day came when Herod on his birthday prepared a ceremonial dinner for his masters and commanding officers and leading men of Galilee.
22 When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, “Ask of me whatever you desire, and I will give it to you.”
23 And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.”
24 She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?”
She said, “The head of John the Baptist.”
25 She came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, “I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter at once.”
26 The king was extremely sorrowful. Yet for the sake of his oath and those who sat with him, he would not reject her.
27 So the king immediately sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought. He went and beheaded him in the prison,
28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. And the girl gave it to her mother.
29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
30 The apostles met with YASHUWAH and told him everything, both what they had done and what they had taught.
31 Then He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest a while,” for many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.
32 So they went into a remote place privately by boat.
33 But the people saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot out of every city. They arrived first and came together to Him.
34 When YASHUWAH came out and saw many people, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.
35 When the day was now getting late, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a remote place, and now the time is passing.
36 Send them away into the surrounding country and villages to buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat.”
37 But He answered, “You give them something to eat.”
They said to Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?”
38 He said to them, “How many loaves have you? Go and see.”
When they found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”
39 Then He commanded them to make everyone sit down by companies on the green grass.
40 So they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.
41 When He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them. And He divided the two fish among them all.
42 They all ate and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments and of the fish.
44 Those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.
45 Immediately He compelled His disciples to get into the boat and to go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.
46 When He had sent them away, He departed to a mountain to pray.
47 When evening came, the boat was in the midst of the sea. And He was alone on the land.
48 He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea and would have passed by them.
49 But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out.
50 For they all saw Him and were troubled.
Immediately He spoke to them and said, “Be of good cheer, it is I. Do not be afraid.”
51 Then He went up to them in the boat and the wind ceased. They were greatly astonished in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
52 For they had not comprehended the miracle of the loaves, for their hearts were hardened.
53 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored on the shore.
54 When they had come out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,
55 and ran throughout the surrounding region, and began to carry the sick on beds to wherever they heard He was.
56 And wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and pleaded with Him that they might touch even the fringe of His garment. And as many as touched Him were healed.
7:1 The Pharisees and certain scribes who came from Jerusalem gathered around Him.
2 When they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, ritually unwashed hands, they found fault.
3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands ritually, do not eat, keeping the tradition of the elders.
4 When they come from the market, unless they wash, they do not eat. And there are many other traditions which they have received and observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and bronze vessels and dining couches.
5 So the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”
6 He answered, “Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written:
‘These people honor Me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from Me.
In vain do they worship Me,
teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’
8 For laying aside the commandment of Elohim, you hold the tradition of men ~ the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
9 And He said to them, “You full well reject the commandment of Elohim so that you may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’
11 But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “It is Corban,” that is to say, “What you would have profited from me is a gift to Elohim,” he shall be free.’
12 Then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother,
13 making the word of Elohim of no effect through your tradition, which you have delivered. And you do many similar things.”
14 When He had called all the people to Him, He said, “Listen to Me, every one of you, and understand:
15 There is nothing from outside a man that by entering him can defile him. But the things which come out of the man are what defile him.
16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
17 When He had left the people and entered the house, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.
18 He said to them, “Are you so without understanding also? Do you not know that anything from the outside that enters a man cannot defile him,
19 because it does not enter his heart, but into his stomach, and goes out into the sewer, thus purifying all foods?”
20 And He said, “What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adultery, fornication, murder,
22 theft, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride and foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
24 From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. He entered a house and would have no one know it. Yet He could not be hidden.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet.
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she begged Him to cast the devil out of her daughter.
27 YASHUWAH said to her, “Let the children first be filled. For it is not fitting to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
28 She answered, “Yes, Master. Yet the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
29 Then He said to her, “For this answer, go your way. The devil has gone out of your daughter.”
30 When she had come to her house, she found the devil had gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
31 Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decapolis.
32 They brought to Him one who was deaf and had difficulty speaking. And they pleaded with Him to put His hand on him.
33 He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and spat and touched his tongue.
34 Looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”
35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke correctly.
36 He ordered them to tell no one. But the more He ordered them, the more they greatly proclaimed it.
37 They were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
8:1 In those days, the multitudes being very great with nothing to eat, YASHUWAH called His disciples to Him and said to them,
2 “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
3 If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come from afar.”
4 His disciples answered, “Where can one get bread to feed these men here in the wilderness?”
5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?”
They said, “Seven.”
6 He commanded the people to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves and giving thanks, He broke them and gave them to His disciples to serve. And they served the multitude.
7 And they had a few small fish. And blessing them, He commanded that these also be served them.
8 So they ate and were filled. And they collected seven baskets of the broken pieces that were left.
9 There were about four thousand who had eaten, and He sent them away.
10 He immediately entered a boat with His disciples and came to the region of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came up and began to debate with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven to test Him.
12 He sighed deeply in His spirit and said, “Why does this generation look for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”
13 Then He left them and, entering the boat again, departed to the other side.
14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread and did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.
15 He warned them, “Take heed. Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.”
16 They reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.”
17 Being aware of it, YASHUWAH said to them, “Why do you reason that you have no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts still hardened?
18 Having eyes, do you not see? Having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?”
They said to Him, “Twelve.”
20 “And the seven among the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?”
They said, “Seven.”
21 He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”
22 He came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man to Him and entreated Him to touch him.
23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. When He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?”
24 He looked up and said, “I see men as trees, walking.”
25 Then again He put His hands on his eyes and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.
26 He sent him home away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell it to anyone in the town.”
27 YASHUWAH and His disciples went out into the towns of Caesarea Philippi. On the way He asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?”
28 They answered, “John the Baptist, but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”
29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered Him, “You are the Messiah.”
30 He warned them that they should tell no one about Him.
31 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32 He said this openly. And Peter took Him and began to rebuke Him.
33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of Elohim, but the things of men.”
34 When He had called the people to Him, with His disciples, He said to them, “If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his torture wooden pole and follow Me.
35 For whoever would save his life will lose it. But whoever would lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
36 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whoever therefore is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
9:1 And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of Elohim come with power.”
2 After six days YASHUWAH took with Him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain, alone by themselves. And He was transfigured before them.
3 His garments became shiny, extremely white as snow, such as no launderer on earth could whiten them.
4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses. And they were talking with YASHUWAH.
5 Peter said to YASHUWAH, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three sanctuaries: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
6 For he did not know what to say, because they were very afraid.
7 Then a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him.”
8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except YASHUWAH only.
9 As they came down the mountain, He warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10 They kept that statement to themselves, questioning each other what the rising from the dead meant.
11 And they asked Him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?”
12 He answered, “Elijah indeed comes first to restore all things. Yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
13 But I say to you that Elijah has indeed come, and they have done to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him.”
14 When He came to His other disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and the scribes disputing with them.
15 Immediately when all the people saw Him, they were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him.
16 He asked the scribes, “What are you debating with them?”
17 One in the multitude answered, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.
18 Wherever it takes hold on him, it dashes him to the ground. And he foams at the mouth and gnashes with his teeth and becomes rigid. And I told Your disciples so that they would cast it out, but they could not.”
19 He answered, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.”
20 So they brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit dashed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.
21 He asked his father, “How long has it been since it came to him?”
He said, “From childhood.
22 Often it has thrown him into the fire and into the water to kill him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
23 YASHUWAH said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, “Master, I believe. Help my unbelief!”
25 When YASHUWAH saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter him no more.”
26 The spirit cried out and convulsed him greatly. But it came out of him, and he was as dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”
27 But YASHUWAH took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28 When He had entered the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
29 He said to them, “This kind cannot come out except by prayer and fasting.”
30 They departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it.
31 For He was teaching His disciples, saying, “The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. After He is killed, He will rise the third day.”
32 But they did not understand the teaching and were afraid to ask Him.
33 He came to Capernaum. And being in the house, He asked them, “What was it that you disputed among yourselves on the way?”
34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had disputed among themselves who was the greatest.
35 He sat down and called the twelve. And He said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
36 He took a child and set him in their midst. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them,
37 “Whoever receives one of these children in My name receives Me. And whoever receives Me receives not Me, but Him who sent Me.”
38 John answered Him, “Teacher, we saw one who does not follow us casting out devils in Your name, and we forbade him because he was not following us.”
39 But YASHUWAH said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who does a miracle in My name can quickly speak evil of Me.
40 For he who is not against us is for us.
41 Truly I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to the Messiah, will not lose his reward.
42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched,
‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’
45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched,
‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’
47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of Elohim with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the fire of hell,
‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’
49 Everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.
50 “Salt is good. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”
10:1 He arose and went from there to the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan, and the people came to Him again. And again, as was His custom, He taught them.
2 The Pharisees came to test Him, asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”
3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?”
4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and to divorce her.”
5 YASHUWAH answered them, “Due to the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, Elohim ‘made them male and female.’
7 ‘For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife,
8 and the two shall be one flesh.’ So then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 What therefore Elohim has joined together, let not man put asunder.”
10 In the house His disciples asked Him concerning this matter again.
11 He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
12 And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
13 They brought young children to Him, that He might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14 But when YASHUWAH saw it, He was very displeased and said to them, “Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of Elohim.
15 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of Elohim as a little child shall not enter it.”
16 And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.
17 When He set out on His way, a man came running and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?”
18 He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good, except Elohim alone.
19 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.”
20 He answered Him, “Teacher, all these have I observed from my youth.”
21 Then YASHUWAH, looking upon him, loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come, take up the torture wooden pole and follow Me.”
22 He was saddened by that word, and he went away grieving. For he had many possessions.
23 YASHUWAH looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of Elohim!”
24 The disciples were astonished at His words. But YASHUWAH answered again, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of Elohim!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Elohim.”
26 They were astonished beyond measure, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”
27 YASHUWAH, looking at them, said, “With men it is impossible, but not with Elohim. For with Elohim all things are possible.”
28 Peter began to say to Him, “Look, we have left everything and have followed You.”
29 YASHUWAH answered, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left a house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,
30 who shall not receive a hundred times as much now in this age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, with persecution, and in the age to come, everlasting life.
31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
32 They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and YASHUWAH went ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Again, He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what would happen to Him,
33 saying, “Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death and hand Him over to the Gentiles.
34 They will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. Then after three days He will rise.”
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want that whatever we may ask, You would do for us.”
36 He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
37 They said to Him, “Grant us to sit, one at Your right hand and the other at Your left hand, in Your glory.”
38 But YASHUWAH said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”
39 They said to Him, “We can.”
YASHUWAH said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.
40 But to sit at My right hand or at My left hand is not Mine to grant. It is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
41 When the ten heard it, they began to be very displeased with James and John.
42 But YASHUWAH called them together, and said, “You know that those who are appointed to rule over the Gentiles master it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
43 But it shall not be so among you. Whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
44 and whoever among you would be greatest must be servant of all.
45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
46 Then they came to Jericho. And as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat along the way begging.
47 When he heard that it was YASHUWAH of Nazareth, he began to cry out, “YASHUWAH, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many ordered him to keep silent. But he cried out even more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 YASHUWAH stood still and commanded him to be called.
So they called the blind man, saying, “Be of good comfort. Rise, He is calling you.”
50 Throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to YASHUWAH.
51 YASHUWAH answered him, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
The blind man said to Him, “Rabbi, that I might receive my sight.”
52 YASHUWAH said to him, “Go your way. Your faith has made you well.” Immediately he received his sight and followed YASHUWAH on the way.
11:1 When they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, He sent out two of His disciples
2 and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you. As soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here.
3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say ‘The Master has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.”
4 They went their way and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street. And they untied it.
5 Some of those who stood there said to them, “What are you doing untying the colt?”
6 They answered just as YASHUWAH had commanded. And they let them go.
7 They brought the colt to YASHUWAH and threw their garments on it. And He sat upon it.
8 Many spread their garments on the street. And others cut down branches off the trees and scattered them on the street.
9 Those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of Sovereign YASHUWAH!’
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming in the name of Sovereign YASHUWAH!
Hosanna in the highest!”
11 YASHUWAH entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. When He had looked around at everything, as the hour was now late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 On the next day when they had returned from Bethany, He was hungry.
13 Seeing from afar a fig tree with leaves, He went to see if perhaps He might find anything on it. When He came to it, He found nothing except leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14 YASHUWAH said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And His disciples heard it.
15 And they came to Jerusalem. YASHUWAH went into the temple and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves.
16 And He would not allow anyone to carry any vessel through the temple.
17 And He taught them, and said, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”
18 The scribes and chief priests heard it and looked for a way to kill Him. For they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching.
19 When evening came, He went out of the city.
20 In the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
21 Peter, calling to remembrance, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
22 YASHUWAH answered them, “Have faith in Elohim.
23 For truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you will have them.
25 And when you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your sins.
26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your sins.”
27 They came again to Jerusalem, and as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him,
28 and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority to do them?”
29 YASHUWAH answered them, “I will also ask of you one question. Answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men? Answer Me.”
31 They debated among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
32 But if we say, ‘From men’?” ~ they feared the people, for everyone held John to be a real prophet.
33 So they answered YASHUWAH, “We do not know.”
YASHUWAH answered them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
12:1 He began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and rented it to vinedressers, and went to a far country.
2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the vinedressers to receive from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 But they seized him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 Then he sent another servant to them. They threw stones at him, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
5 Still he sent another, and they killed him. And there were many others. Some they beat, and some they killed.
6 “Having yet his one well-beloved son, he sent him last to them, saying, ‘They will revere my son.’
7 “But those vinedressers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’
8 So they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.
9 “What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill the vinedressers and give the vineyard to others.
10 Have you not read this Scripture:
‘The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This was Sovereign YASHUWAH’S doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
12 Then they tried to seize Him, but feared the people, for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went their way.
13 They sent to Him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians to trap Him in His words.
14 When they came to Him, they said, “Teacher, we know that You are true and swayed by no man. For You do not regard the person of men, but truthfully teach the way of Elohim. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
15 Should we pay, or should we not pay?”
But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, “Why test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it.”
16 They brought it, and He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
They said to Him, “Caesar’s.”
17 Then YASHUWAH answered them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to Elohim the things that are Elohim’s.”
And they were amazed at Him.
18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him, saying,
19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves his wife behind, but leaves no children, that man must take the wife and raise up children for his brother.
20 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and when he died, he left no children.
21 The second took her and died, leaving no children, and the third likewise.
22 The seven had her and left no children. Last of all, the woman died too.
23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.”
24 YASHUWAH answered them, “Do you not err, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of Elohim?
25 When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
26 Now concerning the dead rising, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account about the bush, how Elohim spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the Elohim of Abraham and the Elohim of Isaac and the Elohim of Jacob’?
27 He is not the Elohim of the dead, but the Elohim of the living. You therefore do greatly err.”
28 One of the scribes came and heard them reasoning together. Perceiving that YASHUWAH had answered them well, he asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”
29 YASHUWAH answered him, “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel, Sovereign YASHUWAH our Elohim is one Sovereign YASHUWAH.
30 You shall love Sovereign YASHUWAH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
32 The scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, that there is one Elohim and there is no other but Him.
33 To love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 When YASHUWAH saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of Elohim.” After that, no one dared to ask Him any question.
35 While YASHUWAH taught in the temple, He said, “How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of David?
36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared:
‘Sovereign YASHUWAH said to my Master,
“Sit at My right hand,
until I put Your enemies
under Your feet.”?’
37 David himself calls Him ‘Master.’ How then is He his Son?”
And the large multitude heard him gladly.
38 He said to them in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who love to go about in long robes and love greetings in the marketplaces,
39 and the prominent seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets,
40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive greater damnation.”
41 YASHUWAH sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. Many who were rich put in much.
42 But a certain poor widow came and put in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 He called His disciples to Him and said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.
44 They all contributed out of their abundance. But she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had, her entire livelihood.”
13:1 As He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what great stones and what great buildings are here.”
2 YASHUWAH answered him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.”
3 As He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately,
4 “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”
5 YASHUWAH answered them, “Take heed lest anyone deceive you.
6 Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many.
7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled. For such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “But take heed. For they will hand you over to councils, and in the synagogues you will be beaten. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
11 But when they arrest you and hand you over, take no thought beforehand, or premeditate what you should speak. But speak whatever is given you in that time, for it is not you who speaks, but the Holy Spirit.
12 “Now a brother will betray his brother to death, and the father the son; children will rise up against their parents, and will cause them to be put to death.
13 You will be hated by all men for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 “When you see the ‘abomination of desolation’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
15 Let him who is on the housetop not go down or enter the house to take anything out of his house.
16 Let him who is in the field not turn back to take his garment.
17 But woe to women who are pregnant and to those who nurse in those days!
18 Pray that your escape may not be in winter.
19 For in those days there will be distress as has not been from the beginning of the creation which Elohim created to this time, nor ever shall be.
20 “Except Sovereign YASHUWAH shortened the days, no flesh would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
21 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘Look, there He is!’ do not believe it.
22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
23 But take heed. I have told you all things beforehand.
24 “But in those days, after that distress,
‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give her light;
the stars of heaven will fall,
and the powers that are in heaven will be shaken.’
26 “Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27 Then He will send His angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven.
28 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree: When her branch is yet tender and puts outs leaves, you know that summer is near.
29 So also, when you see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the doors.
30 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things happen.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
32 “But concerning that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33 Take heed, watch and pray. For you do not know when the time will come.
34 For the Son of Man is like a man leaving on a far journey who left his house and gave authority to his servants and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35 “Watch therefore ~ for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, in the evening, or at midnight, or at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning ~
36 lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping.
37 What I say to you I say to all: Watch!”
14:1 Now the feasts of the Passover and of Unleavened Bread were two days away. And the chief priests and the scribes looked for a way to seize Him secretly and kill Him.
2 But they said “Not on the feast day, lest there will be an uproar among the people.”
3 While He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at supper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment, a very costly spikenard. She broke the jar and poured the ointment on His head.
4 There were some with indignation within themselves, saying, “Why was this ointment wasted?
5 It might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they grumbled against her.
6 YASHUWAH said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.
7 You always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish, you may do good to them. But you will not always have Me.
8 She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
9 Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel will be preached throughout the whole world, what she has done will also be spoken of as a memorial to her.”
10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them.
11 When they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him silver. So he looked for how he might conveniently betray Him.
12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
13 So He sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you there. Follow him.
14 Wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?’
15 He will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”
16 His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found it as He had told them. And they prepared the Passover.
17 In the evening He came with the twelve.
18 As they sat and ate, YASHUWAH said, “Truly I say to you, one of you who is eating with Me will betray Me.”
19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to Him one by one, “Is it I?” and another, “Is it I?”
20 He answered them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread in the dish with Me.
21 The Son of Man indeed goes as it is written concerning Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.”
22 As they were eating, YASHUWAH took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “Take and eat it. This is My body.”
23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them. And they all drank from it.
24 He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.
25 Truly I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of Elohim.”
26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27 YASHUWAH said to them, “All of you will fall away on account of Me this night, for it is written:
‘I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.’
28 But after I have risen, I will go before you to Galilee.”
29 Peter said to Him, “Even if all fall away, I will not.”
30 YASHUWAH said to him, “Truly, I say to you that this day, during the night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”
31 But he said more vehemently, “If I must die with You, I will not deny You.” They all said the same thing.
32 They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. And He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
33 He took Peter and James and John with Him and began to be greatly distressed and very troubled.
34 And He said to them, “My soul is deeply sorrowful unto death. Remain here and keep watch.”
35 He went a little farther and fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
36 He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.”
37 Then He came and found them sleeping and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not keep watch one hour?
38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 Again He went away and prayed the same words.
40 When He returned, He again found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And they did not know what to answer Him.
41 When He returned a third time, He said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise up, let us go. Look! He who betrays Me is at hand.”
43 Immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
44 Now he who betrayed Him had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One. Seize Him and lead Him away safely.”
45 So as soon as he came, he went to Him immediately and said, “Rabbi, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
46 They laid hands on Him and seized Him.
47 Then one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear.
48 YASHUWAH said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would a thief?
49 Every day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
50 Then they all deserted Him and fled.
51 A young man followed Him, wearing a linen cloth around himself. And the young men laid hold of him,
52 so he left the linen cloth, and fled from them unclothed.
53 They led YASHUWAH away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes were assembled with him.
54 Peter followed Him at a distance into the courtyard of the high priest. He sat with the guards and warmed himself by the fire.
55 Now the chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin requested testimony against YASHUWAH to put Him to death, but found none.
56 Many bore false witness against Him, but their testimonies did not agree.
57 Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands.’?”
59 But still their testimony did not agree.
60 Then the high priest stood up in the midst and asked YASHUWAH, “Do You answer nothing? What is it which these men testify against You?”
61 But He kept silent and answered nothing.
Again the high priest asked Him, “Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”
62 YASHUWAH said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
63 The high priest tore his robes, saying, “What need do we have of any further witnesses?
64 You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?”
They all condemned Him as guilty unto death.
65 Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to strike Him, saying to Him, “Prophesy!” And the guards struck Him with the palms of their hands.
66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came.
67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with YASHUWAH of Nazareth.”
68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” Then he went out to the porch, and a rooster crowed.
69 The servant girl saw him again and began to say to those who stood by, “This man is one of them.”
70 But again, he denied it.
A little while later, those who stood by said again to Peter, “Surely, you are one of them. For you are a Galilean, and your speech confirms it.”
71 Peter began to invoke a curse on himself, and to swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak.”
72 And the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter called to mind the word that YASHUWAH said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought on this, he wept.
15:1 Early in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole Sanhedrin. And they bound YASHUWAH and took Him away and handed Him over to Pilate.
2 Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”
He answered him, “You have said so.”
3 The chief priests accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing.
4 So Pilate asked Him again, “Do You answer nothing? See how many things they testify against You.”
5 But YASHUWAH still answered nothing, so that Pilate was astonished.
6 Now at the feast he always released to them one prisoner, whomever they requested.
7 There was one named Barabbas, who had committed murder in the insurrection and was bound with the rebels.
8 The multitude began crying aloud, asking Pilate to do as he had always done for them.
9 He answered them, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”
10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over out of envy.
11 But the chief priests stirred the people, so that he should instead release Barabbas to them.
12 Pilate answered them again, “What then would you have me do to Him whom you call the King of the Jews?”
13 They again cried out, “Nail Him to the torture wooden pole!”
14 Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?”
But they cried out even more, “Nail Him to the torture wooden pole!”
15 So Pilate, resolving to satisfy the people, released Barabbas to them. And when he had scourged YASHUWAH, he handed Him over to be nailed to the torture wooden pole.
16 The soldiers led Him away to Praetorium Hall, and they called together the entire battalion.
17 They clothed Him with a purple robe. And they wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head,
18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
19 They struck His head with a staff and spit on Him. And bowing their knees, they worshipped Him.
20 When they had mocked Him, they took the purple robe off of Him and put His own garments on Him. Then they led Him out to nail Him to the torture wooden pole.
21 They compelled a man named Simon from Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was passing through from the country, to bear YASHUWAH’ torture wooden pole.
22 They brought Him to the place called Golgotha, which means, “Place of a Skull.”
23 They gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
24 When they had nailed Him to the torture wooden pole, they divided His garments, casting lots for them, to decide what each man should take.
25 Now it was the third hour, and they nailed Him to the torture wooden pole.
26 The inscription of His accusation was written above:
THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 With Him they nailed to the torture wooden pole two thieves, one on His right and the other on His left.
28 And the Scripture was fulfilled, which says, “He was numbered with the lawless ones.”
29 Those who passed by blasphemed Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ah, You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days,
30 save Yourself, and come down from the torture wooden pole!”
31 Likewise the chief priests mocked Him among themselves with the scribes and said, “He saved others, but He cannot save Himself!
32 Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, descend now from the torture wooden pole, that we may see and believe.” Those who were nailed to the torture wooden pole with Him also reviled Him.
33 When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour YASHUWAH cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My Elohim, My Elohim, why have You forsaken Me?”
35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, “Listen, He is calling Elijah!”
36 One man ran and filled a sponge with vinegar, put it on a stick, and gave it to Him to drink, saying, “Leave Him alone. Let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”
37 But YASHUWAH cried with a loud voice and gave up the spirit.
38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39 When the centurion who stood facing Him saw that He cried out and gave up the spirit, he said, “Truly, this Man was the Son of Elohim.”
40 There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Miriam Magdalene, and Miriam the mother of James the Less and of Joseph, and Salome.
41 They also had followed Him and had ministered to Him when He was in Galilee. And many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem were there.
42 When the evening had come, because it was the Day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable member of the Council, who also waited for the kingdom of Elohim, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and requested the body of YASHUWAH.
44 Pilate wondered if He were already dead. And calling for the centurion, he asked him whether He had been dead for a while.
45 When he learned about it from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
46 So he bought fine linen, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
47 Miriam Magdalene and Miriam the mother of Joseph saw where He was laid.
16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Miriam Magdalene, and Miriam the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him.
2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun.
3 They said among themselves, “Who will roll the stone away from the door of the tomb for us?”
4 But when they looked, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. For it was very large.
5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white robe. And they were frightened.
6 He said to them, “Do not be frightened. You are looking for YASHUWAH of Nazareth, who was nailed to the torture wooden pole. He is risen. He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
7 But go your way, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee. There you will see Him, as He told you.”
8 They went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
9 Now when YASHUWAH rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Miriam Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils.
10 She went and told those who had been with Him as they mourned and wept.
11 When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe it.
12 After that He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country.
13 And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.
14 Afterward He appeared to the eleven as they sat at supper, and He reprimanded them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved. But he who does not believe will be condemned.
17 These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out devils; they will speak with new tongues;
18 they will take up serpents; if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
19 After the Master had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat at the right hand of Elohim.
20 Then they went forth and preached everywhere, the Master working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.