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Mark 1:1-16:20 ALT
(1) Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God's Son. (2) As it has been written in the prophets, "Look! _I_ am sending My messenger before Your face [fig., ahead of You], who will prepare Your way before You." [Mal 3:1] (3) "A voice of [one] shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of [the] LORD! Be making His paths straight!'" [Isaiah 40:3] (4) John came baptizing [or, immersing, and throughout book] in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism [or, immersion, and throughout book] of repentance for [or, because of] forgiveness of sins. (5) And all the region of Judea was going out to him, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and they were all baptized in the Jordan River by him, they themselves confessing their sins [or, after they themselves confessed their sins]. (6) Now John had clothed himself with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. And he eats locusts and wild honey. (7) And he began proclaiming, saying, "He is coming after me, the [One] greater than I, of whom I am not worthy, having stooped down, to untie the strap of His sandals! (8) "_I_ indeed baptize you* in water [or, with water, and throughout book], but _He_ will baptize you* in [the] Holy Spirit!" (9) And it happened in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and He was baptized by John in the Jordan. (10) And immediately coming up from the water, he [i.e. John] saw the heavens being parted and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him. (11) And a voice came out of the heavens, "_You_ are My Son-the Beloved-in whom I am well-pleased!" (12) Then immediately the Spirit drives Him out into the wilderness. (13) And He was there in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And He was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to Him. (14) Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee proclaiming the Gospel of the kingdom of God, (15) and saying, "The time has been fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near! Be repenting and believing [or, trusting] in the Gospel!" (16) Now walking about by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother, [that is] of Simon, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. (17) And Jesus said to them, "Come after Me, and I will make you* to become fishers of people." (18) Then immediately, having left their nets, they followed Him. (19) And having gone on from there a little, he saw James, the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, and they [were] in the boat mending the nets. (20) And immediately He called them. Then having left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers, they went away after Him. (21) And they are going into Capernaum. And immediately on the Sabbaths having gone into the synagogue, He was teaching. (22) And they were astonished at His teaching, for He was teaching them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes. (23) And [there] was in their synagogue a person with an unclean [or, defiling] spirit. And it cried out, (24) saying, "Away! What to us and to You [fig., What have we to do with You], Jesus the Nazarene? You came to destroy us! I know You, who You are, the Holy [One] of God!" (25) And Jesus rebuked it saying, "Be silenced, and come out from him!" (26) Then the unclean [or, defiling] spirit, having torn him back and forth [fig., having thrown him into convulsions] and having cried out with a loud voice, came out from him. (27) And they were all shocked, so as to be disputing among themselves, saying, "What is this? What new teaching [or, doctrine] [is] this, that with authority even the unclean [or, defiling] spirits He commands, and they obey Him?" (28) So the news of Him went out immediately into the whole surrounding region of Galilee. (29) Then immediately, having come out from the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. (30) Now the mother-in-law of Simon was lying down, being sick with a fever. And immediately they tell Him about her. (31) And having come near, He raised her up, having taken hold of her hand. And the fever immediately left her! Then she began serving them. (32) Now evening having come, when the sun set, they began bringing to Him all the ones having it badly [fig., who were sick] and the ones being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons]. (33) And the whole city had been gathered together near the door. (34) And He healed many having it badly [fig., who were sick] with various diseases, and He cast out many demons. But He did not allow the demons to be speaking, because they knew Him. (35) Then early in the morning, while it was still quite dark, having risen, He went out and went away into a deserted place, and He was there praying. (36) Then Simon and those with him searched eagerly for Him. (37) And having found Him, they say to Him, "All are seeking You." (38) Then He says to them, "Let us be going into the neighboring market towns, so that there I shall also preach, for this [reason] I have come forth." (39) And He was preaching in their synagogues, in all Galilee, and He is casting out the demons. (40) Then there comes to Him a leper [or, one with a skin disease], calling on Him and kneeling before Him and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You are able to cleanse me." (41) So Jesus having been moved with compassion, having stretched out His hand, took hold of him and says to him, "I am willing. Be cleansed!" (42) And _He_ having spoken [this], immediately the leprosy [or, skin disease] went away from him, and he was cleansed! (43) Then having sternly warned him, immediately He sent him away, (44) and He says to him, "See [that] you say nothing to anyone; _but_ be going, show yourself to the priest and bring as an offering for your purification the things Moses directed, as a testimony to them." [Lev 14:2-32] (45) But that one, having gone out, began to be proclaiming [it] much and to be spreading widely the news, with the result that no longer was He able to openly enter into the city, _but_ He was outside in deserted places, and they kept coming to Him from all directions.

(2-1) And He again entered into Capernaum after [several] days, and it was heard that He is in a house. (2) And immediately many were gathered together, with the result that [there] was no longer [any] room, not even at the door, and He was speaking the word to them. (3) Then they come to Him, bringing a paralytic, being carried by four [people]. (4) And not being able to come near to Him because of the crowd, they unroofed the roof [or, uncovered [a hole in] the roof] where He was, and having dug through, they let down the cot on which the paralytic was lying. (5) Now Jesus having seen their faith, says to the paralytic, "Child, your sins have been forgiven you." (6) But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts [fig., inner selves, and throughout book], (7) "Why does this One speak blasphemies like this? Who is able to be forgiving sins except one-God?" (8) And immediately Jesus, having known in His spirit that _they_ are reasoning in this manner within themselves, said to them, "Why do you* reason these [things] in your* hearts?" (9) "Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins have been forgiven?' or to say, 'Get up, and take up your cot and be walking about?' (10) "But so that you* shall know that the Son of Humanity has authority to be forgiving sins on the earth,"-He says to the paralytic, (11) "I say to you, get up! And take up your cot and be going away to your house." (12) And he rose up immediately! And having taken up his cot, he went out before all, with the result that all were themselves amazed and [began] to be glorifying God, saying, "We have never seen [anything] like this!" (13) Then He went out again by the sea. And all the crowd was coming to Him, and He was teaching them. (14) And passing by, He saw Levi, the [son] of Alpheus, sitting at the tax-office. Then He says to him, "Be following Me!" And having stood up, he followed Him. (15) And it happened, while He [was] reclining [to eat] in his [i.e. Levi's] house, [that] also many tax collectors and sinners were reclining [to eat] with Jesus and His disciples, for [there] were many, and they followed Him. (16) And the scribes and the Pharisees, having seen Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, said to His disciples, "Why is that [One] eating and drinking with those tax collectors and sinners?" (17) Then Jesus, having heard, says to them, "The ones being strong do not have need of a physician, _but_ the ones having it badly [fig., who are sick]. I did not come to call righteous [ones], _but_ sinners to repentance." (18) Now the disciples of John and those of the Pharisees were fasting, and they come and say to Him, "Why do the disciples of John and those of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?" (19) Then Jesus said to them, "The sons of the bridal chamber [fig., the bridegroom's attendants] in which [time] [fig., while] the bridegroom is with them, are not able to be fasting, are they? As long a time as they have the bridegroom with themselves they are not able to be fasting. (20) "But days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they will fast in those days. (21) "And no one sews a patch of a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old garment; but if not [fig., or else] it takes up the new fullness [fig., patch] from the old, and the tear becomes worse. (22) "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; but if not [fig., or else] the new wine bursts the wineskins, and the wine is poured out, and the wineskins will be ruined. _But_ new wine must be put into new wineskins." (23) And it happened, He is going along on the Sabbaths through the grainfields, and His disciples began to make [their] way, picking the heads of grain. (24) And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look! Why are they doing on the Sabbaths what is not lawful?" (25) Then _He_ said to them, "Did you* never read what David did, when he had need and was hungry, he and those with him? (26) "How he went into the house of God at the time of Abiathar the high priest and ate the loaves of bread of the presentation [fig., the consecrated bread], which it is not lawful to eat, except to the priests, and he gave also to the ones with him?" [cp. 1Sam 21:3-6; Exod 29:32-33] (27) And He said to them, "The Sabbath came to be for the sake of humanity, not humanity for the sake of the Sabbath. (28) "So then, the Son of Humanity is Lord even of the Sabbath."

(3-1) Then He entered again into the synagogue, and a man was there having his hand withered. (2) And they were watching Him closely [to see] if He would heal him on the Sabbaths, so that they should accuse Him. (3) And He says to the man, the one having the hand [which] had been withered, "Get up [and come] into the midst [or, forward]!" (4) Then He says to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbaths to do good or to do evil? To save life or to kill?" But they were keeping silent. (5) And having looked around upon them with anger, being deeply grieved at the hardness [fig., stubbornness] of their heart, He says to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" And he stretched [it] out-and his hand was restored healthy like the other! (6) And the Pharisees having gone out, immediately they began creating a plot with the Herodians against Him in order that they should destroy Him. (7) Then Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a large multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judea (8) and from Jerusalem and from Idumea and beyond the Jordan and the [ones] around Tyre and Sidon-a large multitude having heard what great [things] He was doing, came to Him. (9) And He told His disciples that a small boat should be kept ready for Him, because of the crowd, so that they would not be pressing upon Him. (10) For He healed many, with the result that they kept pushing their way to Him, so that they could touch Him, as many as were having ailments. (11) And the unclean [or, defiling] spirits, when they would see Him, were falling down before Him and were crying out, saying, "You are the Son of God!" (12) And He would earnestly warn them that they should not make Him known. (13) And He goes up into the mountain and summons whom _He_ wanted, and they went to Him. (14) Then He appointed twelve, so that they should be with Him, and so that He should send them out to be preaching (15) and to be having power [or, authority] to be healing the diseases and to be casting out the demons. (16) And He gave to Simon [the] name Peter, (17) and James [son] of Zebedee and John the brother of James, and He gave them names-Boanerges, which is [fig., means], "Sons of Thunder," (18) and Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew and Matthew and Thomas and James [son] of Alpheus and Thaddeus and Simon the Cananite [i.e. Aramaic for "Zealot"] (19) and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they come into a house. (20) Then a crowd gathers again, with the result that they are not even able to eat bread. (21) And the [ones] from His side [fig., His relatives] having heard, they went out to take hold of Him, for they said that He was out of His mind. (22) And the scribes, the [ones] from Jerusalem, having come down, said "He has Beelzebul [i.e. a Philistine deity used as a name for the devil]!" And, "By the ruler of the demons He casts out the demons." (23) Then having summoned them, He began saying to them in allegories [or, parables, and throughout book], "How is Satan able to be casting out Satan? (24) "And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand. (25) "And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand. (26) "And if Satan rose up against himself and has been divided, he is not able to stand, _but_ has an end [or, is finished]. (27) "No one, having entered into his house is able to plunder the property of the strong man, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he shall plunder his house. (28) "Positively, I say to you*, that all the sins will be forgiven to the sons [and daughters] of people, also blasphemies, as many as they shall blaspheme. (29) But whoever shall blaspheme in regard to [or, against] the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness into the age [fig., forever], _but_ is in danger of eternal judgment [or, punishment]"- (30) because they were saying, "He has an unclean [or, defiling] spirit." (31) Then His brothers and mother come, and standing outside they sent [word] to Him, calling for Him. (32) And a crowd was sitting around Him. So they said to Him, "Listen! Your mother and Your brothers and Your sisters are outside seeking You." (33) And He answered them saying, "Who is My mother or My brothers?" (34) And having looked around in a circle at the ones sitting around Him, He says, "Look! My mother and My brothers! (35) "For whoever does the will of God, this one is My brother and My sister and mother."

(4-1) And again He began to be teaching by the sea. And a large crowd was gathered to Him, with the result that He, having stepped into the boat, sat [in it] on the sea. And the whole crowd was by the sea on the land. (2) And He began teaching them many [things] in allegories. And He was saying to them in His teaching: (3) "Be paying attention [to this]! Listen! The one sowing went out to sow. (4) "And it happened, in the sowing, some [seed] fell beside the road, and the birds came and devoured it. (5) "But other [seed] fell on the rocky ground where it was not having much soil, and immediately it sprouted because of it not having depth of soil. (6) "But [the] sun having risen, it was scorched, and because of it not having root, it withered. (7) "And other [seed] fell into the thorns. And the thorns came up and choked it, and it did not give fruit. (8) "And other [seed] fell into the good ground, and it kept yielding fruit, coming up and increasing, and it kept producing: one thirty[fold] and one sixty[fold] and one a hundred[fold]." (9) And He was saying to them, "The one having ears to be hearing-let him be hearing [or, be paying attention]." (10) But when He came to be alone, those around Him, with the twelve, asked Him [about] the allegory. (11) And He was saying to them, "To you* it has been given to know the secret [or, mystery] of the kingdom of God, but to the ones outside, all the [things] are in allegories, (12) so that, 'Seeing they shall be seeing yet shall not perceive, and hearing they shall be hearing yet shall not be understanding, lest they turn back, and their sins be forgiven to them.'" [Isaiah 6:9,10] (13) Then He says to them, "You* do understand this allegory, do you* not? And how will you* understand all the allegories? (14) "The one sowing sows the word. (15) "Now these are the [seeds] beside the road where the word is sown: and whenever they hear, immediately Satan comes and snatches away the word, the one having been sown in their hearts. (16) "And similarly, these are the [seeds] sown on the rocky ground: which, whenever they hear the word, immediately with joy they receive it. (17) "And they do not have root in themselves, _but_ are temporary; afterward, affliction or persecution having come because of the word, immediately they are caused to stumble [fig., fall away]. (18) "And these are the [seeds] having been sown into the thorns: the ones hearing the word, (19) and the anxieties [or, cares] of this age [fig, the present life] and the deception of riches and the desires [or, lusts] concerning the remaining [things] entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. (20) "And these are the [seeds] having been sown on the good ground: who hear the word and receive [it]. And they keep yielding fruit: one thirty[fold] and one sixty[fold] and one a hundred[fold]." (21) Then He was saying to them, "The lamp does not come so that it should be put under the basket nor under the bed, does it? [It comes] so that it should be placed on the lampstand, does it not? (22) "For [there] is not anything hidden which shall not be revealed, nor [which] was kept secret, _but_ that it should come into light. (23) "If anyone has ears to be hearing-let him be hearing [or, be paying attention]." (24) And He was saying to them, "Be watching [or, Beware of] what you* pay attention to. By what measure [or, standard] you* measure, it will be measured to you*, and to the ones hearing [more] will be added to you*. (25) "For whoever shall be having, [more] will be given to him, and whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him." (26) And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like this: as if a person should cast the seed on the ground (27) and should be sleeping and rising night and day, and the seed should be sprouting and growing. How? He himself does not know. (28) "For the earth bears fruit by itself [or, spontaneously]: first a blade, then a head of grain, then full-grown wheat in the head. (29) "But whenever the crop yields [its fruit], immediately he sends out the sickle, because the harvest has come." (30) And He said, "To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or by what kind of allegory shall we illustrate it? (31) "[It is] like a grain of mustard [or, a mustard seed], which, whenever it is sown on the earth, is smaller than all of the seeds on the earth. (32) "And whenever it is sown, it comes up and becomes larger than all of the vegetables, and it produces large branches, with the result that 'the birds of the air are able to be nesting under its shade.'" [Ezek 17:23; 31:6] (33) And with many such allegories He was speaking to them the word, as much as they were able to be hearing. (34) But without an allegory He was not speaking to them, but privately to His disciples He was explaining all. (35) And on that day, evening having come, He says to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." (36) And having left the crowd, they take Him along, as He was [already] in the boat. And other small boats were also with Him. (37) Then a great storm of wind comes, and the waves were splashing into the boat, with the result that it is already being filled. (38) And _He_ was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. And they wake Him up and say to Him, "Teacher, You are concerned that we perish, are You not?" (39) And having woken up, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Be silent! Be muzzled [fig., Be still]!" And the wind abated, and [there] was a great calm. (40) And He said to them, "Why are you* so cowardly? How [is it that] you* do not have faith?" (41) Then they feared a great fear. And they were saying to one another, "Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey [or, are subject to] Him?" [cp. Job 38:25-38; Ps 135:7]

(5-1) Then they came to the other side of the sea, into the region of the Gadarenes. (2) And _He_ having come out from the boat, immediately a man met him out of the tombs with an unclean [or, defiling] spirit, (3) who was having his dwelling among the tombs. And not even with chains was anyone able to bind him, (4) because _he_ had frequently been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles had been broken in pieces, and none was able to tame him. (5) And through all [fig. continually], night and day, in the mountains and in the tombs, he was crying out and cutting himself with stones. (6) Now having seen Jesus from a distance, he ran and prostrated himself in reverence before Him. (7) And having cried out with a loud voice, he said, "What to me and to You [fig., What have I to do with You], Jesus, Son of God the Most High? I adjure You [or, place You under an oath] [by] God; You shall not torment me!" (8) For He was saying to him, "Come out from the man, [you] unclean [or, defiling] spirit!" (9) And He was questioning him, "What [is] your name?" And he answered, saying, "Legion [is] my name, because we are many." (10) And he began calling on Him much, so that He should not send them out of the region. (11) Now [there] was there, near the mountain, a large herd of pigs being fed. (12) And all the demons pleaded with Him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, so that we shall enter into them." (13) Then immediately Jesus permitted them. And having come out, the unclean [or, defiling] spirits entered into the pigs, and the herd stampeded down the steep bank into the sea-now they were about two thousand-and they were being drowned in the sea. (14) So the ones feeding the pigs fled, and they reported [it] in the city and in the farms. And they came out to see what it is, the [thing] having happened. (15) And they come to Jesus, and they see the one being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons] sitting and having been clothed and being of sound mind, the one having had the legion. And they were frightened. (16) Now the ones having seen [it] related to them how it had happened to the one being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons] and about the pigs. (17) Then they began to be pleading with Him to go away from their borders. (18) And as _He_ stepped into the boat, the one having been demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons] was pleading with Him that he should be with Him. (19) But Jesus did not allow him, _but_ He says to him, "Be going away into your home, to your own [people] and report to them how great [things] the Lord has done to you, and [how] He was merciful to you." (20) And he went away and began to be proclaiming in the Decapolis [or, Ten Cities] how great [things] Jesus did to him, and all were marveling. (21) And Jesus having crossed over in the boat again to the other side, a large crowd was gathered to him, and He was by the sea. (22) Then look! One of the synagogue leaders, by name Jairus, comes, and having seen Him, he falls at His feet. (23) And he was earnestly pleading with Him, saying, "My little daughter has the last extremity [fig., is at the point of death]. [I ask] that having come, You lay Your hands on her, in order that she shall be cured and will live." (24) Then He went away with him. And a large crowd was following Him, and they were pressing upon Him. (25) And a certain woman, being with a flow of blood twelve years, (26) and having suffered many [things] under many physicians and having spent all the [things] with her [fig., everything that she had] and not having been benefited at all, _but_ rather having come to [be] much worse, (27) having heard about Jesus, having come in the crowd behind [Him], she touched His robe. (28) For she was saying, "If I just touch His garments, I will be cured." (29) And immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she knew in her body that she has been healed of that affliction. (30) Then immediately Jesus, having known in Himself the power having gone out from Him, having turned around in the crowd, said, "Who touched My garments?" (31) And His disciples were saying to Him, "You see the crowd pressing upon You, and You say, "Who touched Me!" (32) And He was looking around to see the one having done this. (33) Now the woman, having been afraid and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him, and she told to Him all the truth. (34) So He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has cured you; be going away in peace and be cured from your affliction." (35) As _He_ is still speaking, they come from the synagogue leader, saying, "Your daughter died; why do you still trouble the Teacher?" (36) But immediately Jesus, having heard the word being spoken, says to the synagogue leader, "Stop being afraid, only be believing [or, trusting]!" (37) And He did not allow anyone to follow with Him, except Peter and James and John, the brother of James. (38) Then He comes into the house of the synagogue leader and sees a commotion, weeping, and loud wailing. (39) And having gone in, He says to them, "Why are you* so upset and weeping? The young child did not die, _but_ is sleeping!" (40) And they began laughing at Him. But having sent [them] all out, He takes the father of the young child and the mother and those with Him, and He goes in where the child was lying. (41) And having taken hold of the hand of the young child, He says to her, "Talitha koumi!" which is, being translated, "Girl (I say to you), get up!" (42) And immediately the girl rose up and was walking about! (for she was twelve years [old]). And they were amazed [with] great amazement. (43) And He gave strict orders to them that no one should know [about] this. Then He said [for something] to be given to her to eat.

(6-1) Then He went out from there and came into His hometown, and His disciples follow Him. (2) And [the] Sabbath having come, He began to be teaching in the synagogue. And many hearing were astonished, saying, "Where [did] this One [get] these [things]? And what [is] the wisdom having been given to Him? And [how] are such miraculous works being done through His hands? (3) "This is the craftsman, the Son of Mary and Brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, is it not? And His sisters are here with us, are they not?" And they were caused to stumble because of Him [fig., were having doubts about Him]. (4) But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own house." (5) And He was not able to do any miraculous work there, except having laid His hands on a few infirm [or, sickly] [people], He healed [them]. (6) And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He was traveling around the villages in a circuit, teaching. (7) Then He summons the twelve. And He began to be sending them out two [by] two, and He was giving to them authority [or, power] over the unclean [or, defiling] spirits. (8) And He gave strict orders to them that they should be taking nothing for the journey, except a staff only-no traveler's bag, no bread, no copper coin [or, money] in their money belt- (9) _but_ having put on sandals-also, you* shall not put on two tunics. (10) And He was saying to them, "Whenever you* enter into a house, be staying there until you* depart from there. (11) "And as many as shall not receive you* nor hear you*, going out from there, shake off the dust that [is] under your* feet for a testimony to [or, against] them. Positively, I say to you*, it will be more tolerable for Sodom or Gomorrah in [the] day of judgment than for that city." (12) Then having gone out, they began preaching that [people] should repent. (13) And they were casting out many demons, and they were anointing many infirm [or, sickly] [people] with oil and were healing [them]. (14) And Herod the king heard (for His name became well known), and he said, "John, the one baptizing, was raised from [the] dead! And because of this these miraculous powers are supernaturally working in Him." (15) Others were saying, "He is Elijah." But others were saying, "He is a prophet like one of the prophets." (16) But Herod having heard, said, "John whom _I_ beheaded-this is he! _He_ was raised from [the] dead!" (17) For Herod himself, having sent [soldiers], arrested John and bound him in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he married her. (18) For John kept saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to be having the wife of your brother!" (19) So Herodias was holding a grudge against him and was wanting to kill him, but she was not able, (20) for Herod was fearing John, knowing him [to be] a righteous and holy man, and was protecting him. And having heard him, he was doing many [things], and he would hear him gladly. (21) And a suitable day having come, when Herod, for his birthday festivities, was making a banquet for his nobles and the commanding officers [or, Chiliarchs] and the most prominent people of Galilee, (22) and the daughter of Herodias herself having come in and having danced and having pleased Herod and the ones reclining [to eat] with [him], the king said to the girl, "Ask of me whatever you want and I will give [it] to you." (23) And he took an oath with her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give to you-up to half of my kingdom!" (24) So having gone out, she said to her mother, "What will I ask for myself?" So she said, "The head of John the Baptist [or, the Immerser]!" (25) And having come in, immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying, "I want that you give to me at once, on a wooden platter, the head of John the Baptist!" (26) And the king-[although] having become deeply grieved-because of the oaths and of the ones reclining [to eat] with [him], did not want to regard her [request] as nothing. (27) Then immediately the king, having sent an executioner, commanded his head to be brought. (28) So having gone, he beheaded him in the prison. And he brought his head on a wooden platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. (29) Then his disciples having heard, they came and took away his corpse and laid it in a tomb. (30) And the apostles are gathered together to Jesus, and they reported all to Him, and how many [things] they did, and how many [things] they taught. (31) And He said to them, "Come you* by yourselves privately to a desert place, and be resting yourselves a little." For the ones coming and the ones going were many, and they were not even finding time to eat. (32) Then they went away privately into a deserted place in the boat. (33) And they saw them going away, and many recognized Him. And they ran together there on foot [or, by land] from all the cities, and they went before them and came together to Him. (34) And having come out [of the boat], Jesus saw a large crowd. And He was moved with compassion on them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd, and He began to be teaching them many [things]. (35) Then the hour already having become late, His disciples having approached Him, say, "The place is desolate and the hour is already late. (36) "Send them away so that, having gone away into the surrounding farms and villages, they should buy for themselves loaves of bread, for they do not have something they should eat [or, for they do not have anything to eat]." (37) But answering, He said to them, "You* give to them to eat." And they say to Him, "Having gone away, should we buy two hundred denarii [i.e., 200 days' wages] [worth of] loaves of bread and give to them to eat?" (38) But He says to them, "How many loaves of bread do you* have? Be going away and see." And when they found out, they say, "Five, and two fish." (39) And He commanded them to make all recline company [by] company on the green grass. (40) And they reclined group [by] group, by hundreds and by fifties. (41) And having taken the five loaves of bread and the two fish, having looked up to heaven, He bestowed a blessing and broke the loaves of bread in pieces, and He began giving to His disciples so that they should distribute to them, and He divided the two fish to all. (42) And they all ate and were satisfied! (43) And they took up twelve hand-baskets full of broken pieces of bread and of the fish. (44) And the ones having eaten of the loaves of bread were five thousand men! (45) And immediately He compelled His disciples to step into the boat and to go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, until _He_ sent the crowd away. (46) And having said good-bye to them, He went away into the mountain to pray. (47) And evening having come, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He [was] alone on the land. (48) And He saw them being tormented [or, straining] in the rowing, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night [i.e., between 3:00 - 6:00 a.m.], He comes to them walking about on the sea. And He wanted to pass by them. (49) But having seen Him walking about on the sea, they supposed [Him] to be an apparition, and they cried out. (50) For they all saw Him and were terrified. And immediately He spoke with them and says to them, "Be taking courage! _I_ am! Stop fearing!" (51) And He went up to them into the boat, and the wind abated. And they were very much utterly amazed within themselves, and they began marveling. (52) For they did not understand concerning the loaves of bread, for their heart had been hardened [fig., they were stubborn in their inner selves]. (53) Then having crossed over, they came to the land [of] Gennesaret and anchored [there]. (54) And _they_ having come out from the boat, immediately [the people] having recognized Him, (55) having run about that whole surrounding region, they began to be carrying on the cots the ones having it badly [fig., who were sick] wherever they would hear that He is there. (56) And wherever He was going, into villages or cities or farms, they were laying the sick in the marketplaces. And they were pleading with Him that they should at least touch the fringe of His garment, and as many as were touching Him were being healed.

(7-1) And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem, are gathered together to Him. (2) And having seen some of His disciples eating bread with defiled [or, ceremonially unclean] hands-that is, not ritually washed-they found fault. (3) For the Pharisees and all the Jews, if they do not wash their hands with [the] fist [fig., in the proper manner], do not eat, keeping the tradition of the elders. (4) And [coming] from the marketplace, unless they baptize [or, ceremonially wash] themselves, they do not eat, and many other [traditions there] are which they received [and] are keeping: [like] baptisms [or, ceremonial washings] of cups and pitchers and brazen vessels and cots. (5) Afterwards the Pharisees and the scribes ask Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk about [fig., conduct themselves] according to the tradition of the elders? _But_ they eat their bread with ritually unwashed hands." (6) But answering, He said to them, "Correctly did Isaiah prophesy concerning you*, the hypocrites! As it has been written, 'This people honors Me with their lips [fig., words], but their heart is far distant from Me. (7) 'But in vain [or, to no purpose] do they worship Me, teaching [as] teachings [or, doctrines] [the] commandments of people.' [Isaiah 29:13, LXX] (8) For having left behind [or, having neglected] the commandment of God, you* keep the tradition of people: baptisms [or, ceremonial washings] of pitchers and cups, and many such other similar things you* do." (9) And He was saying to them, "[All too] well do you* regard as nothing the commandment of God, so that you* should keep your* tradition. (10) "For Moses said, 'Be honoring your father and your mother', and, 'The one speaking evil of father or mother, let him be coming to the end [of his life], to [his] death.' [Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16; Exod 21:17] (11) "But _you*_ say, 'If a person says to his father or to his mother, "[It is] Corban (which is, a gift), whatever you should be benefited from me."' (12) "And you* no longer allow him to do anything for his father or for his mother, (13) "[thus] nullifying the word of God for your* tradition which you* handed down. And many such other similar things you* do." (14) And having summoned all the crowd, He was saying to them, "Be paying attention to Me, all [of you*] and be understanding: (15) "There is nothing from outside the person entering into him which is able to defile him, _but_ the [things] coming out from him, those are the [things] defiling the person. (16) "If anyone has ears to be hearing, let him be hearing [or, be paying attention]." (17) And when He entered into a house from the crowd, His disciples began asking Him about the allegory. (18) And He says to them, "So you* also are without understanding! You* do understand that nothing from outside entering into the person is able to defile him, do you* not? (19) "Because it does not enter into his heart, _but_ into the stomach, and goes out into the latrine, purifying [or, purging] all the foods." (20) But He was saying, "That [which] comes out from the person, that defiles the person. (21) "For from within, out of the heart of people, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, (22) thefts, covetous desires [or, greed], wicked deeds, deceit [or, treachery], flagrant sexual immorality, an evil eye [fig., envy], blasphemy, arrogance, foolishness. (23) "All these evils come out from within and defile the person." (24) Then having risen from there, He went away into the boundaries of Tyre and Sidon. And having entered into a house, He was wanting no one to know, yet He was not able to escape notice. (25) For a woman having heard about Him, whose little daughter was having an unclean [or, defiling] spirit, having come, she fell at His feet. (26) Now the woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by race. And she kept asking Him that He would cast out the demon from her daughter. (27) But Jesus said to her, "Allow the children to be filled first, for it is not proper to take the children's bread and to cast [it] to the little dogs." (28) But she answered and says to Him, "Yes indeed, Lord, but even the little dogs under the table eat from the young children's crumbs." (29) And He said to her, "Because of this word, be going; the demon has gone out from your daughter." (30) And having gone away into her house, she found the demon having gone out and her daughter having been placed on the bed. (31) And again, having gone out from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, He came to the Sea of Galilee, in the middle of the borders of Decapolis [or, Ten Cities]. (32) And they bring to Him a deaf [person] with a speech impediment, and they plead with Him that He lay His hand on him. (33) And having taken him aside privately, away from the crowd, He put His fingers into his ears, and having spit, He touched his tongue. (34) And having looked up into heaven, He sighed and says to him, "Ephphatha!" which is, "Be opened!" (35) Then immediately his ears were opened, and the bond [fig., impediment] of his tongue was loosed, and he began speaking plainly! (36) And He gave orders to them that they should tell no one, but as much as _He_ was giving orders to them, all the more abundantly [or, widely] they were proclaiming [it]. (37) And they were utterly astonished, saying, "He has done all [things] well; He makes both the deaf to be hearing and the mute to be speaking!"

(8-1) In those days, the crowd being very great and not having anything they should eat, Jesus having summoned His disciples, says to them, (2) "I have compassion on the crowd because they are already staying with Me three days and do not have anything they should eat. (3) "And if I send them away hungry to their home, they will faint on the journey, for some of them come from a distance." (4) Then His disciples answered to Him, "From where will anyone be able to feed these with bread here in [this] desolate place?" (5) And He was asking them, "How many loaves of bread do you* have?" So they said, "Seven." (6) Then He gave strict orders to the crowd to recline on the ground. And having taken the seven loaves of bread, having given thanks, He broke [them] and began giving [them] to His disciples so that they should set [them] before [the people]. And they set [them] before the crowd. (7) And they were having a few small fish. And having bestowed a blessing upon [them], He said to set them also before [the people]. (8) So they ate and were satisfied! And they took up leftover broken pieces of bread-seven large baskets. (9) Now the ones eating were about four thousand! Then He sent them away. (10) And immediately having stepped into the boat with His disciples, He came into the parts [or, district] of Dalmanutha. (11) Then the Pharisees came out and began disputing with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, testing Him. (12) And having sighed deeply in His spirit, He says, "Why does this generation seek after a sign? Positively, I say to you*, no sign will be given to this generation." (13) Then having left them, having stepped again into a boat, He went away to the other side. (14) And the disciples forgot to take loaves of bread, and they had nothing with them in the boat except one loaf of bread. (15) And He began giving orders to them, saying, "Be watching out! Continually beware of the leaven [or, yeast] of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod." (16) Then they began discussing with one another, saying, "[He said this] because we have no loaves of bread." (17) And Jesus having known, says to them, "Why do you* discuss that you* have no loaves of bread?' Do you* not yet perceive nor understand? Do you* still have your* heart having been hardened [fig., Are you* still stubborn in your* inner selves]? (18) "'Having eyes, do you* not see? And having ears, do you* not hear?' And do you* not remember? [Jer 5:21; Ezek 12:12] (19) "When I broke the five loaves of bread for the five thousand, how many hand-baskets full of broken pieces of bread did you* take up?" They say to Him, "Twelve." (20) "But when [I broke] the seven [loaves] for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces of bread did you* take up?" And they said, "Seven." (21) And He was saying to them, "How do you* not understand?" (22) Then He comes into Bethsaida. And they bring to Him a blind [man] and plead with Him that He touch him. (23) And having taken hold of the hand of the blind [man], He led him forth outside of the village. And having spit into his eyes, having placed His hands on him, He began asking him if he sees [or, is able to see] anything. (24) And he, having looked up, was saying, "I see people that like trees I see [them] walking about." (25) Then He again placed the hands on his eyes and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly! (26) And He sent him away to his house, saying, "Neither enter into the village, nor tell [it] to anyone in the village." (27) Then Jesus went out, and His disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way He was questioning His disciples, saying to them, "Who are people saying Me to be [or, [that] I am]?" (28) So they answered, "John the Baptist [or, the Immerser], and others Elijah, but others one of the prophets." (29) Then He says to them, "But you*, who do you* say Me to be [or, [that] I am]?" So answering, Peter says to Him, "_You_ are the Christ" ["the Anointed One"]. (30) And He warned them that they should be telling no one about Him. (31) Then He began to be teaching them that it is necessary [for] the Son of Humanity to suffer many [things] and to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and to be killed and after three days to rise again. (32) And He was speaking the word plainly. And Peter, having taken Him aside, began rebuking Him. (33) But He, having turned back and having seen His disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, "Be going away behind Me, Satan! For you do not keep in mind the [things] of God, _but_ the [things] of people." (34) And having summoned the crowd, with His disciples, He said to them, "Whoever desires to be following after Me, let him deny [or, disown] himself and take up his cross and be following Me. (35) "For whoever is desiring to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his own life on account of Me and the Gospel, will save it. (36) "For what will it benefit a person if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? (37) "Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul? (38) "For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous [fig., unfaithful] and sinful generation, the Son of Humanity will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father, with the holy angels."

(9-1) And He was saying to them, "Positively, I say to you*, there are some of the ones standing here who by no means shall taste of [fig., experience] death until they see the kingdom of God having come in power." (2) Then after six days Jesus takes Peter and James and John and leads them up privately into a high mountain, alone. And He was transfigured [or, His appearance was changed] before them. (3) And His garments became radiant, extremely white, like snow, such as a bleacher [or, launderer] on the earth is not able to whiten [them]. (4) Then Elijah with Moses appeared to them, and they were conversing with Jesus. (5) And answering, Peter says to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good [for] us to be here. And let us make three tents: one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah"- (6) for he had not known what he will [or, should] say, for they were terrified. (7) And a cloud appeared overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son-the Beloved! Be paying attention to Him!" (8) Then suddenly, having looked around, they no longer saw anyone, _but_ Jesus only, with themselves. (9) Now while they descended from the mountain, He gave orders to them that they should relate to no one what they saw, except when the Son of Humanity rises from [the] dead. (10) And they kept this word to themselves, questioning together what the rising from [the] dead is. (11) Then they began questioning Him, saying, "The scribes say that it is necessary [for] Elijah to come first." (12) But answering, He said to them, "Elijah indeed, having come first, restores all [things]. But why has it been written concerning the Son of Humanity that many [things] He shall suffer and be treated with contempt? (13) "_But_ I say to you* that indeed Elijah has come, and they did to him as much as they wanted, just as it has been written concerning him." (14) And having come to the disciples, He saw a large crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. (15) Then immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were greatly surprised, and running up [to Him], they began greeting Him. (16) And He questioned the scribes, "What are you* arguing about with them?" (17) Then one from the crowd answering, said, "Teacher, I brought my son to You, because he has a mute spirit [i.e., a spirit which makes him mute]. (18) And wherever it seizes him, it tears him [fig., throws him into convulsions]. And he foams at the mouth and gnashes his teeth, and he is withering away. And I spoke to Your disciples that they cast it out, but they were not able." (19) So answering him, He said, "O unbelieving [or, faithless] generation, how long will I be with you*? How long will I put up with you*? Be bringing him to Me." (20) And they brought him to Him. And having seen Him, immediately the spirit tore him back and forth [fig., threw him into convulsions], and having fallen on the ground, he began rolling about, foaming at the mouth. (21) And He questioned his father, "How long a time is it [that] it has happened like this to him?" Then he said, "From childhood. (22) "And also, frequently it casts him into the fire and into water, so that it should destroy him. _But_ if You are able to do anything, help us, having compassion on us." (23) So Jesus said to him, "If you are able to believe [or, to have faith]-all [things are] possible to the one believing [or, having faith]!" (24) And immediately, having cried out, the father of the young child with tears said, "I do believe [or, I do have faith]! Lord, be helping my unbelief [or, my weak faith]!" (25) Now Jesus having seen that a crowd is gathering rapidly, He rebuked the unclean [or, defiling] spirit, saying to it, "Mute and deaf spirit, _I_ command you, come out from him, and you shall no longer enter into him!" (26) And having cried out and having greatly torn him back and forth [fig., having thrown him into terrible convulsions], it came out. And he became as dead, with the result that many are saying that he was dead. (27) But Jesus, having taken him by the hand, lifted him up, and he stood up. (28) And when He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why were we not able to cast it out?" (29) And He said to them, "This kind is able to come out by nothing except by prayer and fasting." (30) Then having gone out from there, they were passing through Galilee, and He did not want that any should know. (31) For He was teaching His disciples, and He was saying to them, "The Son of Humanity is being betrayed into the hands of people, and they will kill Him. And having been killed, the third day He will rise." (32) But they were not understanding the saying, and they were afraid to question Him. (33) And He came into Capernaum. And being in the house, He began questioning them, "What were you* discussing on the road among yourselves?" (34) But they were keeping silent, for on the road they discussed with one another who [is the] greatest." (35) And having sat down, He called the twelve and says to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he will be last of all and a servant of all." (36) And having taken a young child, He set him in the middle of them. And having taken him in His arms, He said to them, (37) "Whoever receives one like these young children in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me, does not receive Me, _but_ the One having sent Me." (38) Then John answered Him, saying, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, who does not follow us, and we tried to prevent him, because he does not follow us." (39) But Jesus said, "Stop preventing him, for [there] is no one who will perform a miraculous work in [or, on the basis of] My name and will soon [afterwards] be able to speak evil of Me. (40) "For [the one] who is not against you* is for you*. (41) "For whoever gives you* a cup of water to drink in My name because you* are Christ's, positively I say to you*, he shall by no means lose his reward. (42) "And whoever causes one of the little [ones] believing [or, trusting] in Me to stumble [fig., to sin], it is better for him if rather a millstone [i.e. a large stone used for grinding grain] is hung around his neck, and he has been cast into the sea. (43) "And if your hand is causing you to stumble [fig., to sin], cut it off! It is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having your two hands, to go away into hell [Gr., gehenna], into the unquenchable fire, (44) where their worm does not come to the end [of their lives], and the fire is not extinguished. (45) "And if your foot is causing you to stumble [fig., to sin], cut it off! It is better for you to enter into the life lame, than having your two feet to be cast into hell [Gr., gehenna], into the unquenchable fire, (46) where their worm does not come to the end [of their lives], and the fire is not extinguished. (47) "And if your eye is causing you to stumble [fig., to sin], cast it out! It is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God one-eyed, than having two eyes, to be cast into the hell [Gr., gehenna] of the fire [or, the fiery hell], (48) where their worm does not come to the end [of their lives], and the fire is not extinguished. (49) "For every [one] will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. (50) "The salt [is] good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, by what will you season [it]? Be having salt in yourselves, and be living in peace with one another."

(10-1) Having risen from there, He comes into the borders of Judea, by the other side of the Jordan. And crowds are again gathering together to Him, and, as He was accustomed, He again began teaching them. (2) And Pharisees, having come to [Him], questioned Him if it is lawful [for] a husband to divorce a wife, testing Him. (3) But answering, He said to them, "What did Moses command you*?" (4) So they said, "Moses permitted [one] 'to write a scroll of divorce and to divorce.'" [Deut 24:1,3] (5) And answering, Jesus said to them, "Because of your* stubbornness he wrote you* this command. (6) "But from [the] beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female.' [Gen 1:27] (7) "'For this reason, a man will leave behind his father and mother and will be joined to [or, united with] his wife. (8) 'And they will be-the two-into one flesh' [or, 'the two will become one flesh'], with the result that they are no longer two, _but_ one flesh. [Gen 2:24] (9) "Therefore, what God joined together, stop letting a person separate!" (10) And in the house again, His disciples questioned Him concerning the same [matter]. (11) And He says to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. (12) "And if a woman divorces her husband and is married to another, she commits adultery." (13) And they were bringing to Him young children, so that He should touch them. But the disciples were rebuking the ones bringing [them]. (14) But having seen, Jesus was indignant. And He said to them, "Allow the young children to be coming to Me; stop forbidding [or, preventing] them, for of such [ones] is the kingdom of God. (15) "Positively, I say to you*, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like [or, in the same way as] a young child shall by no means enter into it." (16) And having taken them in His arms, having placed His hands on them, He began bestowing a blessing upon them. (17) Then as He was going out into [the] road, one having run up and having knelt before Him, began questioning Him, "Good Teacher, what should I do so that I shall inherit eternal life?" (18) But Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one [is] good except One-God. (19) "The commandments you know: 'You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not give false testimony; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.'" [Exod 20:12-16; Deut 5:16-20] (20) But answering, he said to Him, "Teacher, all these I myself obeyed from my youth." (21) Then Jesus having looked attentively at him, loved him, and said to him, "One [thing] you lack. Be going away; as many [things] as you have, sell and give to the poor [ones], and you will have treasure in heaven. And come! Be following Me, having taken up the cross." (22) But having become appalled at the word, he went away distressed, for he was having many possessions. (23) And Jesus having looked around, says to His disciples, "How with difficulty will the ones having possessions [or, riches] enter into the kingdom of God!" (24) But the disciples were shocked at His words. So Jesus again answering, says to them, "Children, how difficult it is [for] the ones having confidence in [or, relying on] possessions [or, riches] to enter into the kingdom of God! (25) "It is easier [for] a camel to enter through the eye of the needle than [for] a rich [person] to enter into the kingdom of God." (26) Now they were even more astonished, saying to themselves, "Then who is able to be saved?" (27) But having looked attentively at them, Jesus says, "With people it is impossible, _but_ not with God! For all [things] are possible with God!" (28) Peter began to say to Him, "Listen! _We_ left all and followed You." (29) answering, Jesus said, "Positively, I say to you*, there is no one who left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or farms for My sake and the sake ofthe Gospel, (30) who shall not receive a hundred times as much now, in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, with persecutions, and in the coming age, eternal life. (31) "But many [who are] first will be last, and last, first." (32) Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them. And they were astonished, and [as they were] following, they were afraid. And having again taken the twelve, He began to be telling them the [things] which were to be happening to Him: (33) "Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Humanity shall be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes. And they will condemn Him to death, and they will deliver Him to the Gentiles. (34) "And they will ridicule Him and will scourge Him and will spit on Him and will kill Him, and on the third day He will rise again." (35) And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Him, saying, "Teacher, we desire that whatever we ask, You shall do for us." (36) So He said to them, "What do you* want Me to do for you*?" (37) Then they said to Him, "Grant to us that we shall sit, one at Your right [hand] and one at Your left, in Your glory." (38) But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you* ask. Are you* able to drink the cup which _I_ am drinking and to be baptized [with] the baptism which _I_ am being baptized?" (39) So they said to Him, "We are able." Then Jesus said to them, "Indeed, the cup which _I_ am drinking, you* will drink, and the baptism which _I_ am being baptized [with], you* will be baptized [with]. (40) "But to sit at My right and at My left is not mine to give, _but_ [it is for those] for whom it has been prepared." (41) And the ten having heard, began being indignant at James and John. (42) But Jesus having summoned them, says to them, "You* know that the ones recognized to be ruling the nations domineer over them, and their great [ones] tyrannize them. (43) But it will not be so among you*. _But_ whoever shall be desiring to become great among you*, he will be your* servant. (44) "And whoever of you* is desiring to become first, he will be slave of all. (45) "For even the Son of Humanity did not come to be served, _but_ to serve, and to give His life [as] a ransom [or, price of release] for [or, in the place of] many." (46) And they come to Jericho. And as He is going out from Jericho, with His disciples and a large crowd, a son of Timaeus-Bartimaeus the blind-was sitting beside the road begging. (47) And having heard that it is Jesus the Nazarene, he began to be crying out and to be saying, "The Son of David-Jesus! Be merciful to me!" (48) And many began warning him that he should keep silent, but all the more he kept crying out, "Son of David! Be merciful to me!" (49) And Jesus having stood still, said [for] him to be summoned. And they summoned the blind [man], saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up! He is summoning you." (50) So he, having thrown off his cloak, having gotten up, came to Jesus. (51) And answering, Jesus says to him, "What do you want [that] I should do for you?" So the blind [man] said to him, "Rabboni, that I receive [my] sight!" (52) Then Jesus said to him, "Be going! Your faith has cured you!" And immediately he received [his] sight! And he began following Jesus on the road.

(11-1) And when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, to the Mount of Olives, He sends out two of His disciples (2) and says to them, "Be going away into the village, the [one] opposite you*, and immediately entering into it, you* will find a colt [or, young donkey] having been tied, on which no person has sat. Having untied it, bring [it]. (3) And if anyone says to you*,' Why are you* doing this?', you* say, "The Lord has need of it." And immediately he [will] send it here." (4) So they went away and found colt having been tied by the door outside in the street, and they untied it. (5) And some of the ones having stood there said to them, "What are you* doing-untying the colt?" (6) But they said to them just as Jesus commanded, and they gave them permission. (7) And they brought the colt to Jesus. And they placed their garments on it, and He sat on it. (8) Then many spread their coats in the road, but others were cutting down leafy branches from the trees and were spreading [them] in the road. (9) And the ones going before and the ones following began crying out, saying, "We praise You [Gr., Hosanna]! 'Having been blessed [is] the One coming in the name of the LORD!' [Psalm 118:26] (10) Having been blessed [is] the kingdom of our father David coming in the name of the Lord! We praise You [Gr., Hosanna] in the highest!" (11) And Jesus entered into Jerusalem and into the temple. And having looked around at all [things], the hour already being late, He went out into Bethany with the twelve. (12) And the next day, after they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. (13) And having seen a fig-tree from a distance having leaves, He came, if perhaps He will find anything on it. Then having come upon it, He found nothing except leaves, for it was not [the] season for figs. (14) And answering, Jesus said to it, "No longer will anyone eat fruit from you into the age [fig., forever]." And His disciples were listening. (15) And they come into Jerusalem. Then Jesus having gone into the temple, He began to be casting out the ones selling and buying in the temple. And He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of the ones selling the doves. (16) And He was not allowing that anyone should carry merchandise through the temple. (17) Then He began teaching [them], saying to them, "Has it not been written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?' But _you*_ made it a 'hideout for robbers!'" [Isaiah 56:7; Jer 7:11] (18) And the scribes and the chief priests heard. And they began seeking how they could destroy Him, for they were fearing Him, because the entire crowd was being astonished by His teaching. (19) And when evening came, He would go forth outside the city. (20) Then in the early morning, passing by, they saw the fig-tree having been dried up from [the] roots. (21) And having remembered, Peter says to Him, "Rabbi, look! The fig-tree which You cursed has been dried up." (22) And answering, Jesus says to them, "Be having faith in God! (23) "For positively, I say to you*, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and be cast into the sea' and does not doubt in his heart, _but_ believes [or, has faith] that what he says is going to happen, it will be [granted] to him whatever he says. (24) For this reason I say to you*, all [things], as many as while praying you* shall be asking [for], be believing [or, be having faith] that you* are receiving, and it will be [granted] to you*. (25) "And whenever you* stand praying, be forgiving, if you* are holding anything against anyone, so that also your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, shall forgive you* of your* transgressions. (26) "But if you* do not forgive, neither will your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, forgive your* transgressions." (27) And they come again into Jerusalem. And in the temple, as _He_ walks about, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders come to Him. (28) And they say to Him, "By what authority do You do these [things]? And who gave to You this authority, so that these [things] You are doing?" (29) But answering, Jesus said to them, "_I_ will also ask you* one word [or, thing], and [if] you* answer Me, I also will tell you* by what authority I am doing these [things]. (30) "The baptism of John-was it from heaven or from people? Answer Me." (31) And they began considering with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why did you* not believe him?' (32) "_But_ shall we say, 'From people?'"-they were fearing the people, for all were holding that John was really a prophet. (33) And answering, they say to Jesus, "We do not know." Then answering, Jesus says to them, "Neither do _I_ tell you* by what authority I am doing these [things]."

(12-1) And He began to be speaking to them in allegories: "A man 'planted a vineyard and put a fence around [it] and dug a trough [or, trench for gathering juice under the wine press] and built a lookout tower,' and he leased it to vineyard keepers and went on a journey. [Isaiah 5:1,2] (2) "Then he sent a slave to the vineyard keepers at the [harvest] time, so that from the vineyard keepers he should receive from the fruit of the vineyard. (3) "But they, having taken him, repeatedly beat [him] and sent him away empty-handed. (4) "And again he sent to them another slave. And that one, having cast stones at [him], they wounded in the head and sent [him] away, having been treated shamefully. (5) "And again he sent another. And that one they killed. And many others: some repeatedly beating, but others killing. (6) "Therefore, having still one son-his beloved-he sent even him to them last, saying, 'They will respect my son.' (7) "But those vineyard keepers said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come; let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!' (8) "Then having taken him, they killed [him], and threw [him] outside of the vineyard. (9) "Therefore, what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, and he will destroy the vineyard keepers, and he will give the vineyard to others. (10) "Did you* not even read this Scripture, 'A stone which the builders rejected, this [stone] became [the] cornerstone. (11) 'This came to be from the LORD, and it is marvelous in our eyes?'" [Psalm 118:22,23] (12) Then they began seeking to take Him into custody-but they feared the crowd-for they knew that He spoke the allegory against them. And having left Him, they went away. (13) And they send to Him some of the Pharisees and [some] of the Herodians, so that they should trap Him in [some] word. (14) So having come, they say to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful, and You are not concerned for anyone; for you do not look to the face of people [fig., You do not show favoritism to people], _but_ You teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute [or, a tax] to Caesar or not? (15) "Should we give, or should we not give?" But knowing their insincerity, He said to them, "Why do you* test Me? Be bringing to Me a denarius [i.e., a Roman, silver coin], so that I should see [it]." (16) So they brought [it]. Then He says to them, "Whose image [is] this? And the inscription?" So they said to Him, "Caesar's." (17) And answering, Jesus said to them, "Give back [or, Render] the [things] of Caesar to Caesar and the [things] of God to God." And they were amazed at Him. (18) Then Sadducees come to Him-who say there is not a resurrection-and they questioned Him, saying, (19) "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that 'if someone's brother dies' (and leaves behind a wife) 'and leaves no children, that his brother shall take his wife and raise up seed [fig., offspring] to his brother.' [Deut 25:5] (20) "[There] were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed. (21) "Then the second took her, and died, and neither did he leave seed. And the third in the same manner. (22) "And the seven took her and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died. (23) "In the resurrection, whenever they rise, whose wife of them will she be? For the seven had her [as] wife." (24) And answering, Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you* are led astray [fig., are mistaken]: you* do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God? (25) "For when they rise from [the] dead, they neither marry nor are they given in marriage, _but_ they are as angels, the [ones] in the heavens. (26) "But concerning the dead [ones], that they rise: you* have read in the Scroll of Moses (at The Bush), how God spoke to him, saying, 'I [am] the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob,' have you* not? [Exod 3:6] (27) He is not the God of dead [ones], _but_ [the] God of living [ones]! Therefore, _you*_ are greatly led astray [fig., mistaken]!" (28) Then one of the scribes having approached, having heard them debating, knowing that He answered them well, questioned Him, "Which is [the] first commandment of all?" (29) Then Jesus answered him, "[The] first of all the commandments [is], 'Be hearing [or, Be paying attention], O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one.' (30) 'And you* will love the LORD your God with your whole heart [fig., your entire inner self] and with your whole soul and with your whole understanding and with your whole strength'-this [is] the first commandment. [Deut 6:4,5] (31) "And [the] second [is] similar to it, 'You will love your neighbor as yourself'-no other commandment is greater [than] these." [Lev 19:18] (32) Then the scribe said to Him, "Well [said], Teacher! You have spoken in truth that He is one, and [there] is not another besides Him. [Deut 4:35,39] (33) "And to be loving Him with the whole heart [fig., one's entire inner self] and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength and to be loving one's neighbor as oneself is more [than] all the whole burnt-offerings and the sacrifices." [Deut 6:5; Lev 19:18' 1Sam 15:22] (34) And Jesus, having seen him, that he answered wisely, said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And no one dared any longer to question Him. (35) Then answering, Jesus was saying, teaching in the temple, "How are the scribes saying that the Christ [or, the Messiah, and throughout book] is [the] Son of David? (36) "For David himself said by [the] Holy Spirit, 'The LORD says to my Lord, "Be sitting at My right hand until I put Your enemies [as] Your footstool for Your feet."' [Psalm 110:1] (37) "Therefore, David himself calls Him 'Lord.' Then how is He his Son?" And the large crowd was gladly hearing him. (38) And He was saying to them in His teaching, "Be watching out for [or, Beware of] the scribes, the ones desiring to be walking about in long robes and [desiring] greetings in the marketplaces, (39) and first seats [fig., most important places] in the synagogues and first couches [fig., places of honor] at the banquets; (40) the ones devouring the houses of the widows [fig., illegally cheating widows out of their property] and in pretense [or, with a false show] are long [in] praying. These will receive more severe judgment [or, condemnation]." (41) And Jesus having sat down opposite the treasury [fig., collection boxes], He began watching how the crowd put copper coin [or, money] into the treasury. And many rich [people] were putting in much. (42) Then having come, one poor widow put [in] two lepta [or, two very small copper coins], which are a kodrantes [or, a small copper coin]. (43) And having summoned His disciples, He says to them, "Positively, I say to you*, this poor widow has put [in] more [than] all the ones having put into the treasury [fig., the collection boxes]. (44) "For all put in out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, all, as much as she was having-she put in her whole livelihood."

(13-1) Then as He goes out from the temple, one of His disciples says to Him, "Teacher, look! What great stones! And what great buildings!" (2) And answering, Jesus said to him, "Are you looking at these great buildings? By no means shall a stone be left on a stone which by no means shall not be torn down." (3) Then as He sits on the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew began questioning Him privately. (4) "Tell us when these [things] will be? And what [is] the sign when all these [things] shall be about to be fulfilled?" (5) So answering them, Jesus began to say, "Be watching out lest anyone leads you* astray [fig., deceives you*]. (6) "For many will come in My name, saying, '_I_ am!'-and they will lead many astray [fig., will deceive many]. (7) "But when you* hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. For it is necessary [for] these [things] to take place, _but_ the end [is] not yet. (8) "For nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in [various] places, and there will be famines and disturbances [fig., uprisings]. These [are the] beginnings of birth pains [fig., great sufferings]. (9) "But _you*_, be watching out [for] yourselves. For they will hand you* over to local councils [or, courts], and you* will be repeatedly beaten in synagogues, and you* will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. (10) "And to all the nations it is necessary [for] the Gospel first to be proclaimed. (11) "But when they lead you* away, handing [you] over, stop worrying beforehand what you* shall speak, neither be thinking about [it]; _but_ whatever shall be given to you* in that hour, this you* are to be speaking, for it is not you* speaking, _but_ the Holy Spirit. (12) "But brother will betray brother to death, and a father [his] child; and children will rebel against parents and will put them to death. (13) "And you* will be hated by all because of My name, but the one having endured to [the] end-this one will be saved. (14) "Now when you* see the abomination of the desolation [or, the detestable thing that causes desecration], the one having been spoken [of] by Daniel the prophet, having stood where it should not be, (the one reading, let him be understanding [or, be paying attention]), then the [ones] in Judea must be fleeing into the mountains. [Dan 8:13; 9:27; 12:11] (15) "Then the [one] on the housetop must not go down to the house, nor go in to take anything out of his house. (16) "And the one being in the field must not return to the [things] behind [him], to take up his garment [or, coat]. (17) "But how horrible it will be to the ones having in the womb [fig., who are pregnant] and to the ones nursing [babies] in those days! (18) "But be praying that your* flight does not happen in winter. (19) "For [in] those days [there] will be tribulation [or, affliction], such as [there] has not been like from [the] beginning of [the] creation which God created, until now, and never at all shall be. (20) "And if [the] Lord did not cut the days short, no flesh would be saved; _but_ because of the chosen [or, the elect], whom He Himself chose, He cut the days short. (21) "then, if anyone says to you*, 'Look! Here [is] the Christ,' or, 'Look there!' stop believing [him]. (22) "For false christs and false prophets will be raised up, and they will give signs and wonders in order to be leading astray [fig., deceiving], if possible, even the chosen [or, the elect]. (23) "But _you*_, be watching out! Listen! I have told you* all [things] in advance. (24) "_But_ in those days, after that tribulation, 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light. (25) "And the stars of heaven [or, the sky] will be falling,' and the powers, the [ones] in the heavens, will be shaken. [Isaiah 34:4; Joel 2:10; 2:31] (26) "And then they will see 'the Son of Humanity coming in clouds' with much power and glory! [Daniel 7:13] (27) "And then He will send out His angels, and He will gather together His chosen [ones] from the four winds, from [the] farthest limits of the earth to [the] farthest limits of heaven. (28) "Now learn the allegory from the fig tree: whenever its branch already becomes tender and is putting forth the leaves, you* know that the summer is near. (29) "So also you*, when you* see these [things] happening, you* know that it is near-at the doors! (30) "Positively, I say to you*, this generation [or, race] shall by no means pass away until all these [things] happen. (31) "Heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away. (32) "But concerning that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels, the [ones] in heaven, nor the Son, except the Father. (33) "Be watching! Be staying alert, and be praying! For you do not know when the time is. (34) "[It is] like a person away from home on a journey, having left his house, and having given the authority to his slaves [or, having put his slaves in charge] and to each [one] his work, commanded also the doorkeeper that he should keep watching. (35) "Therefore, keep watching! For you* do not know when the lord of the house is coming-evening, or midnight, or rooster-crowing [fig., before dawn], or early morning- (36) lest, having come suddenly [or, unexpectedly], he finds you* sleeping. (37) "So what I say to you*, I say to all-keep watching!"

(14-1) Now the Passover and the [Feast of] Unleavened Bread were two days away. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how, by deceit [or, treachery], having arrested Him, they should be killing Him. (2) But they were saying, "Not during the feast, lest perhaps there will be a riot of the people." (3) And He being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper [or, the one with a skin disease], while He reclines [to eat], a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment [or, perfume] of very costly, pure nard [i.e., an aromatic oil]. And having broken the alabaster jar, she poured [it] over His head. (4) But some were indignant to one another and saying, "Why has this waste of the ointment been made? (5) "For this could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii [i.e., 300 days' wages] and given to the poor." And they were harshly criticizing her. (6) But Jesus said, "Leave her alone! Why do you* cause her troubles [fig., bother her]? She worked a good work to Me [or, performed a good deed for Me]. (7) "For the poor you* always have with yourselves, and whenever you* are desiring you* are able to do them good, but Me you* do not always have. (8) "What _she_ had [or, was able to do], this [woman] did. She undertook beforehand to anoint My body for the burial preparation. (9) "positively, I say to you*, wherever this Gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, also what this [woman] did will be spoken of-in memory of her." (10) Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests so that he could betray Him to them. (11) Now having heard, they were glad, and they promised to give to him money [or, silver]. And he began seeking how conveniently [or, how at a convenient time] he should betray Him. (12) And on the first day of the [Feast of] Unleavened Bread, when they were sacrificing the Passover [or, Paschal lamb], His disciples say to Him, "Where do You desire [that], having gone away, we should prepare, so that You shall eat the Passover?" (13) Then He sends out two of His disciples and says to them, "Be going into the city, and a man will meet you* carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him. (14) "And wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room, where I shall eat the Passover, with My disciples?'" (15) "And _he_ will show to you* a large, upstairs room, having been furnished [and] ready. There prepare [it] for us." (16) And His disciples went out and came into the city, and they found [everything] just as He said to them. And they prepared the Passover. (17) Then evening having come, He comes with the twelve. (18) And while _they_ are reclining and eating, Jesus said, "Positively, I say to you*, one of you*, the one eating with Me, will betray Me." (19) So they began to be sorrowful and to say to Him, one by one, "Surely not I, is it?" And another, "Surely not I, is it?" (20) But answering, He said to them, "One of the twelve, the one dipping with Me into the bowl. (21) "Indeed, the Son of Humanity is going away, just as it has been written concerning Him. But how horrible it will be to that man through whom the Son of Humanity is betrayed! It was better for him if that man had not been born!" (22) And while _they_ are eating, Jesus having taken bread, having bestowed a blessing upon [it], broke and gave [it] to them, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." (23) And having taken the cup, having given thanks, He gave [it] to them, and they all drank of it. (24) Then He said to them, "This is My blood of the New Covenant, the [blood] being poured out for many. (25) "Positively, I say to you*, no longer by any means shall I drink of the fruit of the grapevine until that day when I shall be drinking it new in the kingdom of God." (26) And having sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (27) Then Jesus says to them, "You* will all be caused to stumble because of Me on this night, because it has been written, 'I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.' [Zech 13:7] (28) "_But_ after I am raised, I will go before you* to Galilee." (29) But Peter said to Him, "Even if all will be caused to stumble, _but_ not I." (30) And Jesus said to him, "Positively, I say to you that you today, on this night, before a rooster crows twice, three times you will deny [or, disown] Me." (31) But he kept saying all the more insistently, "Even if it should be necessary [for] me to die with You, by no means shall I deny [or, disown] You." And in the same manner also they all were saying. (32) And they come to a place, the name of which [is] Gethsemane. And He says to His disciples, "Sit here until I pray." (33) Then He takes Peter and James and John with Him, and He began to be greatly disturbed and to be suffering from distress. (34) And He says to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, even to death; stay here, and be keeping watch." (35) Then having approached [God] a little [distance away], He fell on the ground, and He began praying that if it is possible, the hour should pass away from Him. (36) And He was saying, "Dad [Gr. Abba], Father! All [things] are possible to You; take this cup away from Me; _but_ not what _I_ desire, _but_ what You [desire]." (37) Then He comes and finds them sleeping. And He says to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? You were not able to keep watch one hour, were you? (38) "Keep watching and praying so that you* shall not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed [is] eager [or, willing], but the flesh weak." (39) And again having gone away, He prayed, saying the same thing. (40) Then having returned, He found them again sleeping, for their eyes had been weighed down. And they did not known what they should answer to Him. (41) And He comes the third time and says to them, "Are you* still sleeping and resting? It is enough! The hour came. Look! The Son of Humanity is being betrayed into the hands of the sinners. (42) "Arise! Let us go. Look! The one betraying Me has come near." (43) Then immediately-while He is still speaking-Judas arrives, one of the twelve, and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. (44) Now the one betraying Him had given a prearranged signal to them, saying, "Whomever I kiss, it is He; arrest Him and lead Him away under guard." (45) And having come, immediately having approached Him, he says to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" And he affectionately kissed Him. (46) So they laid their hands on Him and arrested Him. (47) But a certain one of the ones having stood by, having drawn his sword, struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear. (48) And answering, Jesus said to them, "[Why] did you* come out as against a robber [or, insurrectionist] with swords and clubs to arrest Me? (49) "Daily I was with you* teaching in the temple, and you* did not arrest Me, but_ [you* are doing so now] so that the Scriptures should be fulfilled." (50) And having left Him, they all fled. (51) And one certain young man followed Him, having put a linen cloth on [his] naked [body], and the young men seized him. (52) But having left behind the linen cloth, he fled from them naked. (53) And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes gather together to him. (54) And Peter followed Him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting together with the [courtyard] attendants and warming himself near the fire. (55) Now the chief priests and the entire High Council [or, Sanhedrin] were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding [any]. (56) For many were giving false testimony against Him, but their testimonies were not consistent. (57) And some having risen up, were giving false testimony against Him, saying, (58) "_We_ heard Him saying, '_I_ will tear down this temple made with human hands, and by three days, I will build another not made with human hands.'" [cp. John 2:19] (59) But not even in this manner was their testimony consistent. (60) Then the high priest, having risen up in the middle [of them], questioned Jesus, saying, "You do not answer anything, do You? What do these testify against You?" (61) But He was keeping silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and says to Him, "Are _You_ the Christ-the Son of the Blessed [One]?" (62) So Jesus said, "_I_ am. And you* will see 'the Son of Humanity sitting at the right hand of the Power' and 'coming with the clouds of heaven [or, the sky].'" [Psalm 110:1; Dan 7:13,14] (63) Then the high priest, having torn his clothes, says, "What need do we still have of witnesses? (64) "You heard the blasphemy! What does it appear to you*?" Then they all condemned Him to be deserving of death. (65) And some began to be spitting on Him and to be covering His face [or, blindfolding Him] and to be beating Him with their fists and to be saying to Him, "Prophesy!" And the attendants kept hurling at [fig., striking] Him with slaps of their hands [or, with blows from a club]. (66) And Peter being in the courtyard beneath, one of the slave-girls of the high priest comes, (67) and having seen Peter warming himself, having looked attentively at him, she said, "_You_ also were with Jesus the Nazarene!" (68) But he denied [it], saying, "I do not know [Him], neither do I understand what you are saying." And he went forth outside into the porch, and a rooster crowed. (69) And the slave-girl having seen him again, began to be saying to the ones having stood by, "This one is [one] of them." (70) But he was again denying [it]. And after a little while, again, the ones having stood by said to Peter, "Surely you are [one] of them, for you also are a Galilean, and your accent is like [theirs]." (71) But he began to be invoking a curse upon himself and to take an oath, "I do not know this One of whom you* speak." (72) Then a second time a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the saying which Jesus said to him, "Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny [or, disown] Me three times." And having cast upon [it] [fig., having thought seriously about it], he began weeping. [cp. Mark 14:30]

(15-1) And immediately, in the early morning, the chief priests having created a plot [or, having held a consultation] with the elders and scribes and the whole High Council [or, Sanhedrin], having bound Jesus, they led [Him] away and handed [Him] over to Pilate. (2) And Pilate questioned Him, "Are _You_ the King of the Jews?" So answering, He said to him, "_You_ are saying [it]." (3) And the chief priests were accusing Him [of] many [things]. (4) Then Pilate again questioned Him, saying, "You do not answer anything, do You? Look [at] how many [things] they testify against You!" (5) But Jesus no longer answered anything, with the result that Pilate was amazed. (6) Now at [the] feast he would release to them one prisoner, whomever they would request. (7) And [there] was the [one] being called Barabbas, having been bound with the fellow insurrections, who had committed murder in the insurrection. (8) And the crowd having cried out, began to be asking [him to do] just as he would always do for them. (9) But Pilate answered to them, saying, "Do you* desire [that] I release to you* the King of the Jews?" (10) For he knew that because of envy the chief priests had handed Him over. (11) But the chief priests shook up [fig., incited] the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them. (12) So Pilate answering, again said to them, "What then do you* desire [that] I should do to [the One] whom you* call King of the Jews?" (13) Then they again cried out [or, they shouted back], "Crucify Him!" (14) But Pilate said to them, "But what evil did He do?" But they cried out [or, shouted] all the more, "Crucify Him!" (15) So Pilate, because he was wanting to do [what would] satisfy the crowd, released to them Barabbas. And he handed over Jesus-after having [Him] beat with a whip-so that He should be crucified. (16) Then the soldiers led Him away inside the court, which is [called the] Fortified Palace [or, Praetorium], and they call together the entire garrison. (17) And they clothe Him with a purple robe, and having woven a victor's wreath [or, crown] of thorns, they put [it] on Him. (18) Then they began to be saluting Him, "Hail, the King of the Jews!" (19) And they kept beating His head with a reed and kept spitting on Him, and having placed the knee [fig., having knelt down], they began prostrating themselves in [mock] reverence before Him. (20) And when they [had] ridiculed Him, they stripped the purple robe off Him and clothed Him in His own garments. And they led Him out so that they should crucify Him. (21) And they forced someone passing by into service-Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from [the] countryside (the father of Alexander and Rufus)-so that he should carry His cross. [cp. Acts 19:33; Rom 16:13] (22) Then they bring Him to the place [called] Golgotha (which is, having been translated, "Place of a Skull)." (23) And they tried giving Him wine having been flavored with myrrh to drink, but He did not take [it]. (24) And having crucified Him, they divide His garments, casting a lot on them [to determine] who should take what. (25) Now it was the third hour [i.e., 9:00 a.m.] when they crucified Him. (26) And the inscription of the accusation against Him had been inscribed-"The King of the Jews." (27) And they crucify two robbers [or, insurrectionists] with Him, one on [His] right hand, and one on His left. (28) And the Scripture was fulfilled, the one saying, "And He was numbered with lawless ones." [Isaiah 53:12] (29) And the ones passing by were deriding Him, shaking their heads, and saying, "Ha! The One tearing down the temple and in three days building [it]! (30) "Save Yourself, and come down from the cross!" (31) And likewise also the chief priests mocking [Him] to one another, along with the scribes, were saying, "Others He saved; Himself He is not able to save!" (32) "The Christ! The King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross so that we shall see and believe HimAnd the ones being crucified with Him were insulting Him. (33) Now the sixth hour [i.e., 12:00 noon] having come, darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour [i.e., 3:00 p.m.]. (34) And at the ninth hour [i.e., 3:00 p.m.], Jesus shouted with a loud voice, saying [in Aramaic], "'Eloi, Eloi, lima sabachthani?'"-which is, having been translated, "'My God, My God, why did You abandon Me?'" [Psalm 22:1] (35) And some of the ones having stood by, having heard, said, "Listen! He is calling Elijah!" (36) So one [of them] having ran and having filled a sponge with wine vinegar and having put [it] around a reed, began giving [it] to Him to drink, saying, "Leave [Him] alone! Let us see if Elijah comes to take Him down." (37) But Jesus having released [fig., uttered] a loud cry, breathed His last. (38) Then the veil [or, curtain] of the sanctuary was torn in two, from top to bottom. (39) And the centurion, the one having stood opposite Him, having seen that, having cried out in such a manner, He breathed His last, said, "Truly this Man was God's Son!" (40) Now [there] were also women watching from a distance, among whom was both Mary the Magdalene [or, Mary, a woman from Magdala] and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome (41) (who also, when He was in Galilee, would follow Him and would minister to Him), and many other women, the ones having come up together with Him to Jerusalem. (42) And now evening having come, since it was the preparation [day] (which is [the day] before the Sabbath), (43) Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the High Council, who also himself was waiting for [or, expecting] the kingdom of God, having been brave enough, he went in to Pilate and requested for himself the body of Jesus. (44) And Pilate was amazed that He was already dead [or, wondered if He was already dead]. And having summoned the centurion, he question him if He was already dead. (45) And having found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. (46) And having bought a linen cloth and having taken Him down, he wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been cut out of rock. And he rolled a stone against [or, upon] the entrance of the tomb. (47) Now Mary the Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of Joses were watching where He is laid.

(16-1) And the Sabbath having past, Mary the Magdalene and Mary [mother] of James and Salome bought spices, so that having come they should anoint Him. (2) And very early in the morning on the first [day] of [the] week [i.e. Sunday morning], they come to the tomb, the sun having risen. (3) And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" (4) Then having looked up, they see that the stone had been rolled away-for it was extremely large. (5) And having entered into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, having been clothed in a long, white robe, and they were frightened. (6) And he says to them, "Stop being frightened! You* seek Jesus the Nazarene, the One having been crucified. He was raised! He is not here! Look [at] the place where they laid Him. (7) "_But_ be going. Say to His disciples and to Peter that He is going before you* to Galilee; there you* will see Him, just as He said to you*." (8) And having gone out, they fled from the tomb. But trembling and amazement were holding them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. (9) Now having risen in the early morning on the first [day] of the week [i.e. Sunday morning], He appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. (10) That one having gone, told the ones having been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. (11) And those ones, having heard that He is alive and was seen by her, refused to believe. (12) But after these [things], to two of them, while they are walking about, He was revealed in a different form, while they are going into [the] countryside. (13) And those ones having gone, told to the rest, [but] they did not even believe them. (14) Later, while they are reclining [to eat], He was revealed to the eleven, and He denounced their unbelief and stubbornness, because they did not believe the ones having seen Him after He had been raised. (15) And He said to them, "Having gone [or, Go] into all the world, proclaim the Gospel to all the creation. (16) "The one having believed and having been baptized will be saved, but the one refusing to believe will be condemned. (17) "Now these signs will accompany the ones believing: they will cast out demons in My name; they will speak with new tongues [fig., languages]; (18) they will take up serpents, and if they drink anything poisonous, it shall not harm them; they will lay hands on infirm [or, sickly] [people] and they will be well." (19) So then, after He spoke to them, [the] Lord was taken up into heaven, and He sat at the right hand of God. (20) So having gone out, they preached everywhere, the Lord working with [them] and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. So be it!

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