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Matthew 1:1-28:20 ALT
(1) Scroll of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham: (2) Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers, (3) and Judah fathered Pharez and Zarah by Tamar, and Pharez fathered Hezron, and Hezron fathered Ram, (4) and Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered Salmon, (5) and Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, and Obed fathered Jesse, (6) and Jesse fathered David the king. And David the king fathered Solomon by her [who had been] the [wife] of Uriah, (7) and Solomon fathered Rehoboam, and Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered Asa, (8) and Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat fathered Joram, and Joram fathered Uzziah, (9) and Uzziah fathered Jotham, and Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah, (10) and Hezekiah fathered Manasseh, and Manasseh fathered Amon, and Amon fathered Josiah, (11) and Josiah fathered Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian captivity. (12) And after the Babylonian captivity, Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel, (13) and Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, and Abiud fathered Eliakim, and Eliakim fathered Azor, (14) and Azor fathered Sadok, and Sadok fathered Achim, and Achim fathered Eliud, (15) and Eliud fathered Eleazar, and Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob, (16) and Jacob fathered Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, the One being called Christ ["the Anointed One"]. (17) So all the generations from Abraham to David [were] fourteen generations, and from David to the Babylonian captivity [were] fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian captivity to the Christ ["the Anointed One"] [were] fourteen generations. (18) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner: For His mother Mary, having been promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together [fig., had sexual relations] was found having in [the] womb [fig., to have become pregnant] by [the] Holy Spirit. (19) But Joseph her husband being righteous and not wanting to publicly disgrace her, intended to privately send her away [or, to divorce her]. (20) But while he was thinking about these [things], look!, an angel [or, messenger, and throughout NT] of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, you should not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for the [Baby] in her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. (21) And she will give birth to a Son, and you will call His name Jesus ["Yahweh saves"], for _He_ will save His people from their sins." (22) Now this whole [thing] has happened so that the [word] spoken by the Lord through the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, (23) "Look! The virgin will have in [the] womb [fig., will conceive], and she will give birth to a Son, and they will call His name Emmanuel," which is, being translated, "God with us." [Isaiah 7:14] (24) Now Joseph, having been awakened from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord ordered him, and he took his wife, (25) and he was not knowing her [fig., was not having sexual relations with her] until she gave birth to her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

(2-1) Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judea in [the] days of Herod the king, look!, learned astrologers [or, Magi, and in verses 7,16] from [the] east arrived in Jerusalem, (2) saying, "Where is the One having been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star at the rising [of the sun] [fig., in the east], and we came to prostrate ourselves in reverence before Him." (3) But Herod the king having heard, was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. (4) And having gathered together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he began inquiring from them where the Christ [or, the Messiah, and throughout book] would be born. (5) So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet, (6) 'And you, Bethlehem, [in the] land of Judah, you are by no means least among the leaders of Judah, for out of you will come forth a Ruling [One], who will shepherd [or, rule] My people Israel.'" [Micah 5:2] (7) Then Herod, having called the learned astrologers privately, found out from them the exact time of the appearing [of the] star. (8) And having sent them to Bethlehem, he said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, but whenever you* find [Him], report back to me, in order that _I_ also, having come, shall prostrate myself in reverence before Him." (9) So having heard the king, they departed. And look! The star which they saw at the rising [of the sun] [fig., in the east] was going before them, until, having come, it stood over where the young Child was. (10) And having seen the star, they rejoiced exceedingly [with] great joy. (11) Then having come to the house, they found the young Child with Mary His mother, and having fallen down, they prostrate themselves in reverence before Him, and having opened their treasure boxes, they presented to Him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh [i.e., expensive incense and ointment, respectively]. (12) And having been divinely warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own region by another way. (13) Now when _they_ had departed, look!, an angel of [the] Lord appears in a dream to Joseph, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother and be fleeing to Egypt, and be there until I speak to you, for Herod is about to be seeking the young Child to destroy Him." (14) And having risen, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed to Egypt, (15) and he was there until the death of Herod, so that the [word] spoken by the Lord through the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son." [Hosea 11:1] (16) Then Herod, having seen that he was deceived by the learned astrologers, became extremely enraged; and having sent out [soldiers], he executed all the male children, the [ones] in Bethlehem and in all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the exact time that he found out from the learned astrologers. (17) Then was fulfilled the [word] spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, (18) "A voice in Ramah was heard, lamentation and weeping and much mourning, Rachel weeping [for] her children, and she was not wanting to be comforted because they are not." [Jer 31:15] (19) Now Herod having come to the end [of his life], look!, an angel of [the] Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, (20) saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and be going to the land of Israel, for the ones seeking the life of the young Child have died." (21) So having arisen, he took the young Child and His mother and came into the land of Israel. (22) But having heard that Archelaus reigns over Judea in place of Herod his father, he was afraid to go there, so having been divinely warned in a dream, he departed to the parts [or, region] of Galilee, (23) and having gone, he settled down in a city being called Nazareth, in order that the [word] having been spoken through the prophets should be fulfilled, "He will be called a Nazarene." [No specific OT passage]

(3-1) Now in those days John the Baptist [or, the Immerser, and throughout book] arrives, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea, (2) and saying, "Be repenting, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near!" (3) For this is the [one] having been spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "A voice of [one] shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of [the] LORD; be making His paths straight!'" [Isaiah 40:3] (4) Now John himself was having his clothing [made] from camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. (5) Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the surrounding region of the Jordan [River] were going out to him, (6) and they were being baptized [or, immersed, Gr. baptizo, and throughout book] in the Jordan by him, confessing their sins. (7) But having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism [or, immersion, and throughout book], he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you* to flee from the coming wrath? (8) "Therefore, bear fruit worthy [fig., as evidence] of repentance. (9) "And you* should not presume to be saying within yourselves, 'We have Abraham [as our] father,' for I say to you* that God is able to raise children to Abraham out of these stones. (10) "But also already the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree not bearing good fruit is cut down and is thrown into fire. (11) "_I_ indeed baptize you* in water [or, with water, and throughout book] to [or, because of] repentance. But the One coming after me is mightier [than] I, of whom I am not worthy to carry His sandals, _He_ will baptize you* in [the] Holy Spirit, (12) whose winnowing-shovel [is] in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn the chaff in unquenchable fire!" (13) Then Jesus arrives from Galilee at the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. (14) But John tried preventing Him, saying, "_I_ have need to be baptized by You, and _You_ come to me?" (15) But answering, Jesus said to him, "Permit [it] now, for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permits Him. (16) And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water. And look! The heavens were opened to Him, and he [i.e. John] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon Him. (17) And listen! A voice [comes] out of the heavens, saying, "This is My Son-the Beloved-in whom I am well-pleased!"

(4-1) Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the Devil ["Slanderer"]. (2) And having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards He hungered. (3) And having approached Him, the Tempter said, "Since You are God's Son, speak, so that these stones shall become loaves of bread." (4) But answering, He said, "It has been written, 'A person will not live on bread alone, _but_ on every word coming out through [the] mouth of God.'" [Deut 8:3] (5) Then the Devil takes Him along to the holy city and sets Him on the pinnacle of the temple, (6) and says to Him, "Since You are God's Son, throw Yourself down, for it has been written, 'He will give orders to His angels concerning You,' and 'they will lift You up on [their] hands, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.'" [Psalm 91:11,12] (7) Jesus said to him, "Again, it has been written, 'You will not put the LORD your God to the test.'" [Deut 6:16] (8) Again the Devil takes Him along to a very high mountain and shows to Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, (9) and says to Him, "All these I will give to You, if having fallen down, You prostrate Yourself in worship before me." (10) Then Jesus says to him, "Be going away behind Me Satan ["Adversary"]! For it has been written, 'The LORD your God you will prostrate yourself in worship before, and Him only will you sacredly serve.'" [Deut 6:13] (11) Then the Devil leaves Him. And look! Angels came and began ministering to Him. (12) Now Jesus having heard that John was arrested, He departed to Galilee. (13) And having left Nazareth, having come, He settled down in Capernaum, the [city] by the sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali, (14) so that the [word] spoken through Isaiah the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, (15) "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, [the] way of [the] sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, (16) the people, the ones sitting in darkness, saw a great light, and to the ones sitting in [the] region and shadow of death, light rose [fig., has dawned] on them." [Isaiah 9:1,2] (17) From that time Jesus began to be proclaiming and to be saying, "Be repenting, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near!" (18) Now walking about by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, the one being called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. (19) And He says to them, "Come after Me, and I will make you* fishers of people." (20) Then immediately, having left their nets, they followed Him. (21) And having gone on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the [son] of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father mending their nets, and He called them. (22) Then immediately, having left the boat and their father, they followed Him. (23) And Jesus was traveling around all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every malady among the people. (24) And the fame [or, news] of Him went forth to all Syria, and they brought to Him all the ones having it badly [fig., who were sick], being afflicted with various diseases and pains, and ones being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by a demon] and ones being moonstruck [or, lunatics] and paralytics. And He healed them. (25) And large crowds followed Him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and beyond the Jordan [River].

(5-1) Now having seen the crowds, He went up into the mountain, and after He had sat down, His disciples came to Him. (2) And having opened His mouth, He began teaching them, saying: (3) "Happy [or, Blessed, and through verse 11] [are] the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. (4) "Happy [are] the ones mourning, because _they_ will be comforted. (5) "Happy [are] the gentle [or, considerate], because _they_ will inherit the earth. (6) "Happy [are] the ones hungering and thirsting for righteousness, because _they_ will be filled. (7) "Happy [are] the merciful, because _they_ will be shown mercy. (8) "Happy [are] the pure in heart [fig., in their inner selves, and throughout book], because _they_ will see God. (9) "Happy [are] the peacemakers, because _they_ will be called sons [and daughters] of God. (10) "Happy [are] the ones having been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. (11) "Happy are you* whenever they insult you* and persecute [you*] and by lying say every evil word against you* because of Me. (12) "Be rejoicing and be continually glad, because your* reward [is] great in the heavens, for in this manner they persecuted the prophets, the [ones] before you*. (13) "_You*_ are the salt of the earth, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what will it be salted? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and to be trampled down by people. (14) "_You*_ are the light of the world; a city standing on a mountain is not able to be hid. (15) "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under the measuring basket, _but_ on the lamp-stand, and it gives light to all the [ones] in the house. (16) "In the same manner, let your* light shine before the people, in order that they shall see your* good works and glorify your* Father, the [One] in the heavens. (17) "Do not suppose that I came to tear down [fig., abolish] the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to tear down _but_ to fulfill. (18) "For positively, I say to you*, until the heaven and the earth pass away, by no means shall one iota [i.e., the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet] or one tittle [i.e., a stroke of a letter] pass away from the Law, until all [things] happen. (19) "Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and thus teaches the people, he will be called least in the kingdom of the heavens, but whoever does and teaches [them], he will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. (20) "For I say to you*, unless your* righteousness greatly exceeds [that] of the scribes and Pharisees, by no means shall you* enter into the kingdom of the heavens. (21) "You heard that it was said to the ancients: "You will not murder," but whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. [Exod 20:13; Deut 5:17] (22) "But _I_ say to you*, every [one] being enraged at his brother without cause will be in danger of the judgment, and whoever says to his brother, 'Empty-headed fool!' will be in danger of the high council, and whoever says, 'You worthless fool!' will be in danger of the hell [Gr., gehenna] of the fire [or, the fiery hell]. (23) "Therefore, if you are bringing your gift to the altar, and there you are reminded that your brother has something against you, (24) leave your gift there before the altar, and be going, first be reconciled to your brother, and then having come, continue bringing your gift. (25) "Be coming to terms with your opponent [in a lawsuit] quickly, during which [time] you are with him on the way, lest the opponent hands you over to the judge, and the judge hands you over to the [court] attendant, and you will be cast into prison. (26) "Positively, I say to you, by no means shall you get out of there until you pay the last kodrantes [i.e. a small, Roman copper coin worth about 1/500th of an ounce or 0.05 grams of silver]. (27) "You heard that it was said: 'You will not commit adultery.' [Exod 20:14; Deut 5:18] (28) "But _I_ say to you*, every [one] looking on a woman in order to lust after her already committed adultery [with] her in his heart. (29) "But if your right eye causes you to stumble [fig., to sin], pluck it out and cast [it] from you, for it is better for you that one of your body parts perish and not your whole body be cast into hell [Gr., gehenna]. (30) "And if your right hand causes you to stumble [fig., to sin], cut it off and cast [it] from you, for it is better for you that one of your body parts perish and not your whole body be cast into hell [Gr., gehenna]. (31) "Now it was said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give to her a written notice of divorce.' [Deut 24:1,3] (32) "But _I_ say to you*, whoever divorces his wife, except for a matter of sexual sin [or, fornication, and throughout NT], makes her to be committing adultery; and whoever marries the one having been divorced commits adultery. (33) "Again, you heard that it was said to the ancients: 'You will not swear falsely, but you will pay to the Lord your oaths.' [Lev 19:12; Numb 30:2] (34) "But _I_ say to you* not to take an oath at all; neither by heaven, because it is the throne of God, (35) nor by the earth, because it is [the] footstool for His feet, nor by Jerusalem, because it is '[the] city of the great King,' [cp. Isaiah 66:1; Psalm 48:2] (36) nor shall you take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black. (37) "But let your* word be, 'Yes, Yes' [or] 'No, No,' but the [word which is] more [than] these is from the evil [one]. (38) "You* heard that it was said: 'Eye for eye and tooth for tooth,' [Exod 21:24; Lev 24:20; Deut 19:21] (39) but _I_ say to you* not to resist the evil [one], _but_ whoever will slap you on right cheek, turn to him also the other." (40) "And the one wanting to sue you and to take your tunic, allow to him also the cloak. (41) "And whoever will compel you [to go] one mile, be going with him two. (42) "Be giving to the one asking of you, and you should not turn away the one wanting to borrow from you. (43) "You* heard that it was said, 'You will love your neighbor,' and you will hate your enemy, [Lev. 19:18] (44) but _I_ say to you*, be loving your* enemies; be blessing the ones cursing you*; be doing good to the ones hating you*, and be praying on behalf of the ones mistreating you* and persecuting you*, (45) in order that you* shall become [or, prove to be] sons [and daughters] of your Father, the [One] in heavens, because He causes His sun to rise on evil [ones] and good [ones], and He sends rain on righteous [ones] and unrighteous [ones]. (46) "For, if you* love the ones loving you*, what reward do you* have? Even the tax collectors do the same, do they not? (47) "And if you* greet [fig., are friendly towards] your* friends only, what more do you* do [than others]? Even the tax collectors do so, do they not? (48) "Therefore, _you*_ will be perfect, just as your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, is perfect.

(6-1) "Be taking care not to be doing your* charitable giving before the people, in order to be seen by them; but if not [fig., otherwise], you* do not have a reward from your Father, the [One] in the heavens. (2) "So when you are doing charitable giving, you should not sound a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, in order that they shall be praised by the people. Positively, I say to you*, they are receiving their reward in full. (3) "But when _you_ do charitable giving, do not let your left hand know what the right hand is doing, (4) in order that your charitable giving shall be in secret, and your Father, the [One] seeing in secret, will Himself reward you in the open. (5) "And when you are praying, you will not be like the hypocrites, because they affectionately love standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the open streets to be praying, in order that they shall be seen by the people. Positively, I say to you*, they have their reward in full. (6) "But when you* are praying, enter into your private room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father, the [One] in secret, and your Father, the [One] seeing in secret, will reward you in the open. (7) "Now when you pray, do not use vain repetitions [or, many meaningless words] like the Gentiles, for they suppose that they will be heard by their many words. (8) "Therefore, you* shall not be like them, for your* Father knows what [things] you* have need of before you ask Him. (9) "Therefore, _you*_, be praying like this: 'Our Father, the [One] in the heavens, let Your name be regarded as holy. (10) 'Let Your kingdom come; let Your will be done, as in heaven, [so] also on the earth. (11) 'Give us today the bread sufficient for the day. (12) 'And forgive us our debts [fig., sins], in the same way as _we _ also forgive our debtors [fig., the ones having sinned against us]. (13) 'And do not lead us into temptation, _but_ deliver us from evil [or, from the evil [one]]. Because Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory into the ages [fig., forever]! So be it [Gr. amen]!' (14) "For, if you* forgive the people their transgressions, your Father, the [One] in the heavens, will also forgive you,* (15) but if you* do not forgive the people their transgressions, neither will your* Father forgive your* transgressions. (16) "And when you* are fasting, stop becoming gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces, in order that they shall appear to the people [as] fasting. Positively, I say to you, they are receiving their reward in full. (17) "But when _you_ fast, anoint your head and wash your face, (18) in order that you shall not appear to the people [as] fasting, _but_ [only] to your Father, the [One] in secret, and your Father, the [One] seeing in secret, will reward you. (19) "Stop storing [or, treasuring] up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal, (20) but be storing [or, treasuring] up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in nor steal, (21) for where your* treasure is, there will your* heart [fig., inner desire] be also. (22) "The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, if your eye is healthy, all your body will be full of light. (23) "But if your eye is bad, all your body will be dark. Therefore, if the light in you is darkness, how great the darkness! (24) "No one is able to be serving as a slave to two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other; _you_ are not able to be serving as a slave to God and to worldly wealth. (25) "For this reason I say to you*, stop being anxious [about] your* life, what you* shall eat and what you* shall drink, nor [about] your* body, what you* shall wear. Life is more [than] the nourishment, and the body [more than] the clothing, is it not? (26) "Look attentively at the birds of the air, for they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father provides for them. You* are of much more worth than they, are you* not? (27) "But which of you*, by being anxious, is able to add on his height one cubit? (28) "And why are you* anxious about clothing? Be attentively observing the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not labor, nor do they spin [to make clothing]. (29) "But I say to you*, not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these. (30) "Now if God clothes in such a manner the grass of the field, being [here] today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, [He will] much more [clothe] you*, [O you*] of little faith, will He not? (31) "Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'What shall we wear?' (32) "For all these [things] the Gentiles seek, for your* heavenly Father knows that you* have need of all these [things]. (33) "But be seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these [things] will be added to you.* (34) "Therefore, you* should not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for the [things] of itself; sufficient for the day [is] the evil of it.

(7-1) "Stop judging, so that you* shall not be judged, (2) for with what judgment you* judge, you* will be judged, and with what measure you* measure, it will be measured to you.* (3) "But why do you look at the speck, the [one] in your brother's eye, but you do not notice the log, the [one] in your own eye? (4) "Or, how will you say to your brother, 'Allow [me], I shall take the speck from your eye, and look!, the log [is] in your own eye?' (5) "Hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. (6) "You* shall not give the holy [thing] to the dogs, nor shall you* throw your* pearls before the pigs, lest they trample them among their feet, and having turned around, they tear you* to pieces. (7) "Be asking, and it will be given to you*; be seeking, and you* will find; be knocking, and it will be opened to you*. (8) "For every [one] asking receives, and the one seeking finds, and to the one knocking it will be opened. (9) "Or what person is [there] from you*, whom, if his son asks [for] a loaf, he will not give to him a stone, will he? (10) "And if he asks for a fish, he will not give to him a snake, will he? (11) "Therefore, if _you*_ being evil, know [how] to be giving good gifts to your* children, how much more will your Father, the [One] in the heavens, give good [things] to the ones asking Him! (12) "Therefore, all things, whatever you* shall be wanting that the people shall be doing to you*, in the same manner also _you*_ be doing to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (13) "Enter in through the narrow gate, because wide [is] the gate and spacious [is] the way which leads to the destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it. (14) "How narrow [is] the gate and having been constricted [is] the way which leads to the life, and few are the ones finding it! (15) "But be watching out for the false prophets, who come to you* in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. (16) "By their fruits you* will know them. They do not gather a grape cluster from thorns, or figs from thistles, do they? (17) "In the same way, every good tree yields good fruits, but the rotten tree yields evil fruits. (18) "A good tree is not able to be yielding evil fruits, nor a rotten tree to be yielding good fruits. (19) "Every tree not yielding good fruit is cut down and is thrown into fire. (20) "Consequently, by their fruits you* will know them. (21) "Not every one saying to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, _but_ the one doing the will of My Father, the [One] in [the] heavens. (22) "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, we prophesied in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and did many miraculous works in Your name, did we not? (23) "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you*; be departing from Me, the ones practicing lawlessness!' (24) "Therefore, every [one] who hears these words of Mine and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house on the solid rock; (25) and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat against that house, and it did not fall, for it had been founded on the solid rock. (26) "And every [one] hearing these words of Mine and not doing them will be compared to a foolish man who built his house on the sand; (27) and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat against that house, and it fell, and its fall was great." (28) And it happened, when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were being astonished at His teaching, (29) for He was teaching them as [One] having authority and not like the scribes.

(8-1) Now when He came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him. (2) And look! A leper [or, one with a skin disease] having come, began prostrating himself in reverence before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me." (3) And having stretched out His hand, Jesus took hold of him, saying, "I am willing. Be cleansed!" And immediately his leprosy [or, skin disease] was cleansed. (4) And Jesus says to him, "See [that] you tell no one. _But_ be going, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." [cp. Lev 14:2-57] (5) Now when He entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, (6) and saying, "Lord, my slave boy has been laid in the house a paralytic, being terribly tormented [or, being in great pain]." (7) And Jesus says to him, "Having come, _I_ will heal him." (8) And answering, the centurion said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, _but_ only say a word, and my slave boy will be healed. (9) For _I_ also am a person under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Be coming,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does [it]." (10) So having heard, Jesus marveled and said to the ones following, "Positively, I say to you*, I [have] not found such great faith even in Israel! (11) "Now I say to you*, many from east and west will come and will be reclined [to eat] with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens. (12) "But the sons [and daughters] of the [earthly] kingdom [or, the kingdom [of Satan]] will be cast out into the outer darkness. In that place [there] will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!" (13) And Jesus said to the centurion, "Be going, and as you believed, let it happen to you." And his slave boy was healed in that hour [or, at that moment]. (14) And Jesus having come into the house of Peter, He saw his mother-in-law having been laid down and sick with a fever. (15) And He took hold of her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and began serving Him. (16) Now evening having come, they brought to Him many being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons], and He cast the spirits out with a word, and He healed all the ones having it badly [fig., who were sick], (17) in order that the [word] having been spoken through Isaiah the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, "He Himself took our sicknesses, and He bore our diseases." [Isaiah 53:4] (18) Now having seen large crowds about Him, Jesus gave orders to depart to the other side. (19) And a certain scribe having approached, said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You are going." (20) And Jesus says to him, "The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air nests, but the Son of Humanity does have [any]where He should lay His head." (21) Then another of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to depart and to bury my father." (22) But Jesus said to him, "Be following Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead." (23) And when _He_ stepped into the boat, His disciples followed Him. (24) And look! A great storm happened in the sea, with the result that the boat was being covered by the waves, but He was sleeping. (25) And having approached, the disciples woke Him up, saying, "Lord, save us! We ourselves are perishing!" (26) And He says to them, "Why are you* cowardly, [O you*] of little faith?" Then having arisen, He rebuked [or, gave orders to] the winds and the sea, and [there] became a great calm. (27) But the men were amazed, saying, "What sort [of Person] is this, that even the wind and the sea obey [or, are subject to] Him?" [cp. Job 38:25-38; Ps 135:7] (28) And when He came to the other side, to the region of the Gergesenes, [there] met Him two [men] being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons] coming out from the tombs, very fierce, with the result that no one was able to pass over by that way. (29) And listen! They cried out, saying, "What to us and to You [fig., What have we to do with You], Jesus, Son of God? Did You come here before [the] time to torment us?" (30) Now [there] was at a distance from them a herd of many pigs being fed. (31) So the demons began calling on Him, saying, "If You cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of those pigs." (32) And He says to them, "Be going!" So having come out, they went into the herd of the pigs. And look! The whole herd of the pigs stampeded down the steep bank into the sea and died in the waters. (33) Then the ones feeding [the pigs] fled; and, having gone into the city, they reported all [things] and the [matter] of the ones being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by demons]. (34) And look! The whole city came out to meet Jesus; and having seen Him, they implored [Him] that He would depart from their borders.

(9-1) And having stepped into the boat, He crossed over and went into His own city. (2) And look! They were bringing to Him a paralytic having been lain on a cot. And having seen their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Be having courage, child, your sins have been forgiven you." (3) And listen! Some of the scribes said within themselves, "This [Man] blasphemes!" (4) And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, "Why are _you*_ thinking evil in your hearts? (5) "For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins have been forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and be walking about?' (6) "But so that you* shall know that the Son of Humanity has authority on the earth to be forgiving sins"-then He says to the paralytic, "Having gotten up, take up your cot and be going to your house." (7) And having gotten up, he went to his house! (8) But the crowds having seen were amazed and glorified God, the One having given such authority to people. (9) And passing by from there, Jesus saw a man sitting at the tax-office, being called Matthew, and He says to him, "Be following Me!" And having stood up, he followed Him. (10) And it happened, as He reclined [to eat] in the house, that look!, many tax collectors and sinners having come, were reclining [to eat] with Jesus and His disciples. (11) And the Pharisees having seen, said to His disciples, "Why does your* Teacher eat with the tax collectors and sinners?" (12) But having heard, Jesus said to them, "The ones being strong do not have need of a physician, _but_ the ones having [it] badly [fig., who are sick]. (13) "So having gone, learn what it is [fig., what this means], 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' for I did not come to call righteous [people], _but_ sinners to repentance." [Hosea 6:6] (14) Then the disciples of John approach Him, saying, "Why do _we_ and the Pharisees fast much, but Your disciples do not fast?" (15) And Jesus said to them, "The sons of the bridal chamber [fig., the bridegroom's attendants] are not able to be mourning so long as the bridegroom is with them, are they? But days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast. (16) "But no one puts a patch of a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old garment, for its fullness [fig., the patch] takes from the garment, and [the] tear becomes worse. (17) "Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins; but if not [fig., or else] the wineskins are burst, and the wine is poured out, and the wineskins will be ruined. _But_ they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved together." (18) While _He_ is speaking these [things] to them, look!, a certain ruler having come was prostrating himself in reverence before Him, saying, "My daughter just now came to the end [of her life]; _but_ having come, lay your* hand on her, and she will live." (19) And Jesus having gotten up followed him, and His disciples. (20) And look! A woman suffering from chronic bleeding [for] twelve years, having approached Him from behind, touched the fringe of His cloak. (21) For she was saying within herself, "If only I shall touch His cloak, I will be cured." (22) Then Jesus having turned around and having seen her, said, "Be having courage, daughter; your faith has cured you." And the woman was cured from that hour. (23) And Jesus having come to the house of the ruler, and having seen the flute-players and the crowd being so upset, (24) He says to them, "Go away, for the girl did not die, _but_ is sleeping!" And they began laughing at Him. (25) But when the crowd was put out, having gone in, He took hold of her hand, and the girl got up! (26) And the report of this went out to that whole land. (27) And Jesus passing on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Be merciful to us, Son of David!" (28) Then when He came to the house, the blind men approached Him, and Jesus says to them, "Do you* believe that I am able to do this?" They say to Him, "Yes, Lord." (29) Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it happen to you*." (30) And their eyes were opened! And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "Be seeing [that you*] let no one know." (31) But having gone forth, they spread the news about Him in that whole land. (32) Now as they are going out, look!, they brought to Him a mute man, being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by a demon]. (33) And when the demon had been cast out, the mute [man] spoke, and the crowd was amazed, saying, "Never was [something] like this seen in Israel!" (34) But the Pharisees said, "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons." (35) And Jesus was traveling around all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every malady among the people. (36) Now having seen the crowds, He was moved with compassion concerning them, that they had been distressed and had been dejected, like sheep not having a shepherd. (37) Then He says to His disciples, "The harvest indeed [is] plentiful, but the laborers few. (38) "Therefore, implore the Lord of the harvest, in order that He should send out laborers to His harvest."

(10-1) Then having summoned His twelve disciples, He gave to them power over unclean [or, defiling] spirits so as to be casting them out and to be healing every disease and every malady. (2) Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first Simon, the one being called Peter, and Andrew his brother, James [son] of Zebedee and John his brother, (3) Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector, James the [son] of Alpheus and Lebbeus, the one having been surnamed Thaddeus, (4) Simon the Cananean [i.e. Aramaic for "Zealot"] and Judas Iscariot, the one also having betrayed Him. (5) These twelve Jesus sent out, having given strict orders to them, saying, "You* shall not go into the way of the Gentiles, and you* shall not enter into a city of the Samaritans, (6) but be going rather to the sheep, the ones having been lost from [the] house of Israel. (7) "Now be going, be proclaiming, saying, 'The kingdom of the heavens has drawn near!' (8) "Be healing [ones] being sick, be cleansing lepers [or, [ones] with a skin disease], be casting out demons; freely you* received, freely give. (9) "You shall not acquire gold nor silver nor copper coin in your money belt, (10) nor a traveler's bag for [the] journey, nor two tunics nor sandals nor staff, for the laborer is worthy of his food. (11) "But into whatever city or village you* enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there until you* depart. (12) "And as you* enter into the house, greet it. (13) "And if indeed the house is worthy, let your* peace come on it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you*. (14) "And whoever shall not receive you*, nor hear *your words, as you* go out from that house or city, shake off the dust from your* feet. (15) "Positively, I say to you*, it will be more tolerable for [the] land of Sodom and Gomorrah in [the] day of judgment than for that city. (16) "Listen! _I_ am sending you* out like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, continue becoming wise as the serpents and innocent as the doves. (17) "But be watching out [for] [or, be aware of] the people, for they will hand you* over to local councils [or, courts], and they will scourge you* in their synagogues, (18) and you* will be brought before governors [or, rulers] and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations. (19) "But whenever they are handing you* over, you* shall not be anxious how or what you* should speak, for it shall be given to you* in that hour what you* will speak; (20) for _you*_ are not the ones speaking, _but_ the Spirit of your* Father [is] the One speaking in you*. (21) "But brother will betray brother to death, and a father [his] child; and children will rebel against parents and will put them to death. (22) "And you* will be hated by all because of My name, but the one having endured to [the] end, this [one] will be saved. (23) "But whenever they are persecuting you* in this city, be fleeing to the other. For positively, I say to you*, by no means shall you* complete the cities of Israel until the Son of Humanity comes. (24) "A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above his lord. (25) "[It is] enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his lord. If they called the master of the house Beelzebul [i.e. a Philistine deity, used as a name for the devil], how much more the members of his household? (26) "Therefore, do not be frightened [by] them, for nothing has been concealed which will not be revealed, and secret which will not be known. (27) "What I am saying to you* in the darkness, be speaking in the light; and what you* are hearing in the ear, be proclaiming on the housetops. (28) "And stop fearing the ones killing the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but fear rather the One being able to destroy both soul and body in hell [Gr., gehenna]! (29) "Two sparrows are sold for an assarion [i.e. a small, Roman copper coin worth about 1/64 of an ounce or 0.22 grams of silver], are they not? And one of them does not fall on the ground without the [will] of your* Father. (30) "But even the hairs of your* head have all been numbered. (31) "Therefore, do not be frightened; you* are of greater worth than many sparrows. (32) "Therefore, every [one] who will confess Me before the people, _I_ also will confess him before My Father, the [One] in [the] heavens. (33) "But whoever denies [or, disowns] Me before the people, _I_ also will deny him before My Father, the [One] in the heavens. (34) "You* should not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, _but_ a sword. (35) "For I came to 'turn a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,' (36) and 'the enemies of a person [are] the members of his household.' [Micah 7:6] (37) "The one affectionately loving father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and the one affectionately loving son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me, (38) and whoever does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. (39) "The one finding his life will lose it, and the one having lost his life for My sake will find it. (40) "The one receiving you* receives Me, and the one receiving Me receives the One having sent Me. (41) "The one receiving a prophet in [the] name of a prophet will take hold of a prophet's reward, and the one receiving a righteous [person] in the name of a righteous [person] will take hold of a righteous [person's] reward. (42) "And whoever gives one of these little ones a cup of cold water to drink only in the name of a disciple, positively, I say to you*, by no means shall he lose his reward."

(11-1) And it happened, when Jesus finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to be teaching and to be preaching in their cities. (2) But John having heard in the jail [about] the works of Christ, having sent two of his disciples, (3) said to Him, "Are You the coming One, or are we looking for a different [one]?" (4) And answering, Jesus said to them, "Having gone, report to John what you* are hearing and seeing: (5) blind [ones] receive sight and lame [ones] walk about, leprous [ones] [or, ones with a skin disease] are cleansed and deaf [ones] hear, dead [ones] are raised and the Gospel is proclaimed to poor [ones]. [cp. Isaiah 35:5,6; 61:1] (6) "And happy is [the one] who is not caused to stumble [fig., not offended] because of Me." (7) Then as these [ones] are going, Jesus began to be saying to the crowds concerning John, "What did you* go out into the wilderness to observe, a reed being shaken by the wind? (8) "_But_ what did you* go out to see? A man having been clothed in soft garments? Listen! The ones wearing such soft [things] are in the royal houses. (9) "_But_ what did you* go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you*, and more [than] a prophet. (10) "For this is [he] concerning whom it has been written, 'Look! _I_ am sending My messenger before Your face [fig., ahead of You], who will prepare Your way before You.' [Mal 3:1] (11) "Positively, I say to you*, there has not been raised among [those] born of women a greater [one than] John the Baptist, but the [one] least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater [than] he. (12) "But from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of the heavens suffers violence, and violent [ones] take it by force. (13) "For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. (14) "And if you* are willing to receive [it], _he_ is Elijah, the one about to be coming. [cp. Mal 3:1] (15) "The one having ears to be hearing, let him be hearing [or, be paying attention]. (16) "But to what will I compare this generation? It is like young children sitting in market-places and calling to their friends, (17) and saying, 'We played a flute for you*, and you* did not dance; we mourned for you*, and you* did not beat your* breasts [fig., lament]. (18) "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' (19) "The Son of Humanity came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look! A man, a glutton, and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' And wisdom was justified [or, vindicated] by her children." (20) Then He began to be denouncing the cities in which were done the most of His miraculous works, because they did not repent. (21) "How horrible it will be to you, Chorazin! How horrible it will be to you, Bethsaida! For if the miraculous works had happened in Tyre and Sidon, the ones having happened in you*, they [would have] repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (22) "Nevertheless, I say to you*, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in [the] day of judgment than for you.* (23) "And you, Capernaum, the one having been exalted to heaven, you will be brought down to the realm of the dead [Gr., hades], for if the miraculous works had happened in Sodom, the ones having happened in you, it [would have] remained to this day. (24) "Nevertheless, I say to you*, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in [the] day of judgment than for you." (25) At that time answering, Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that You hid these [things] from wise and understanding [ones] and revealed them to young children. (26) "Yes, Father, for in this way it became good pleasure before You. (27) "All [things] were handed over to Me by My Father, and no one fully knows the Son, except the Father, nor does anyone fully know the Father, except the Son, and [the one] to whom the Son shall be desiring to reveal [Him]. (28) "Come to Me, all the ones laboring and having been burdened, and _I_ will give you* rest. (29) "Take My yoke upon you* and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, 'and you* will find rest for your* souls.' [Jer 6:16] (30) "For My yoke [is] easy, and My burden is light."

(12-1) At that time Jesus went on the Sabbaths through the grainfields, and His disciples were hungry, and they began to be picking heads of grain and to be eating. (2) But the Pharisees having seen, said to Him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to be doing on a Sabbath!" (3) But He said to them, "You* read what David did, when he was hungry, he and the [ones] with him, did you* not? (4) "How he went into the house of God and ate the loaves of bread of the presentation [fig., the consecrated bread], which were not lawful for him to eat nor for the [ones] with him, except for the priests alone? [cp. 1Sam 21:3-6; Exod 29:32-33] (5) "Or you* did read in the Law that on the Sabbaths the priests in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and are blameless, did you* not? (6) "But I say to you*, [something] greater [than] the temple is here. (7) "But if you* had known what is [fig., what this means]: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you* [would] not [have] condemned the blameless [ones]. [Hosea 6:6] (8) "For the Son of Humanity is Lord of the Sabbath." (9) And having departed from there, He went into their synagogue. (10) And look! A man was [there] having his hand withered [fig., deformed]; and they questioned Him, saying, "Is it lawful to be healing on the Sabbaths?"-so that they should accuse [or, bring charges against] Him. (11) But He said to them, "What person will [there] be of you*, who will have one sheep, and if this [sheep] falls into a ditch on the Sabbaths, will not take hold of it and raise [it] up? (12) "By how much more then is a person worth than a sheep? Accordingly, it is lawful on the Sabbaths to be doing good." (13) Then He says to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched [it] out, and it was restored [as] healthy as the other! (14) But the Pharisees having gone out, plotted against Him in order that they should destroy Him. (15) But Jesus having known, withdrew from there; and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them all. (16) And He warned them that they should not make Him known, (17) in order that the [word] having been spoken through Isaiah the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, (18) "'Look! My servant whom I chose; My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased. I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will proclaim judgment to the nations. (19) 'He will not quarrel nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the open streets. (20) 'He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not extinguish a smoldering wick, until He sends out justice to victory [fig., causes justice to triumph]. (21) 'And nations will hope [or, place their trust] in His name.'" [Isaiah 42:1-4] (22) Then was brought to Him [one] being demon-possessed [or, oppressed by a demon], blind and mute; and He healed him, with the result that the blind and mute [person] [was] both speaking and seeing! (23) And all the crowds were amazed and said, "This is not the Son of David, is it?" (24) But the Pharisees having heard, said, "This One does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul [i.e. a Philistine deity, used as a name for the devil], ruler of the demons." (25) So Jesus knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom having been divided against itself is laid waste, and every city or house having been divided against itself will not stand. (26) "And if Satan casts out Satan, he was divided against himself. Therefore, how will his kingdom stand? (27) "And if _I_ cast out the demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your* sons [fig., followers] cast [them] out? For this reason, _they_ will be your* judges. (28) "But if by the Spirit of God _I_ cast out the demons, in that case, the kingdom of God already came upon you*. (29) "Or how is one able to enter into the house of the strong man and to plunder his property, unless first he binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. (30) "The [one] not being with Me is against Me, and the [one] not gathering with Me, is scattering. (31) "For this reason I say to you*, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to the people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven to the people. (32) "And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Humanity it will be forgiven to him, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven to him, neither in the present age nor in the coming [one]. (33) "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, for the tree is known by its fruit. (34) "Brood of vipers! How are you* able to be speaking good things, being evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (35) "The good person out of the good treasure [within him] brings forth good [things], and the evil person out of the evil treasure [within him] brings forth evil [things]. (36) "But I say to you*, every idle [or, careless] word which the people shall speak, they will render an account concerning it in [the] day of judgment. (37) "For by your words you will be justified [or, declared righteous], and by your words you will be condemned." (38) Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." (39) But answering, He said to them, "An evil and adulterous [or, unfaithful] generation seeks a sign, and a sign will not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet. (40) "For just as 'Jonah was in the belly of the sea monster three days and three nights,' so will the Son of Humanity be in the heart [fig., depths] of the earth three days and three nights. [Jonah 1:17] (41) "Men, Ninevites, will stand up in the judgment against this generation and will condemn it, for they repented at [or, because of] the proclamation of Jonah. And listen! [One] greater than Jonah [is] here! (42) "[The] Queen of [the] South will be raised up in the judgment against this generation and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And listen! [One] greater than Solomon [is] here! [1Kings 10:1-29] (43) "But when the unclean [or, defiling] spirit goes out from the person, it goes through waterless places seeking rest and does not find [any]. (44) "Then it says, 'I will return to my house from where I came out.' And having come, it finds [it] unoccupied, having been swept and having been put in order. (45) "Then it goes and takes with itself seven different spirits more evil than itself, and having entered in, they dwell there; and the last [state] of that person becomes worse [than] the first. Thus it will be also for this evil generation." (46) Now while He is still speaking to the crowds, look!, His mother and brothers had stood outside, seeking to speak to Him. (47) And someone said to Him, "Listen! Your mother and Your brothers have stood outside seeking to speak to You." (48) But answering, He said to the one having spoken to Him, "Who is My mother? And who are My brothers?" (49) And having stretched out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Look! My mother and My brothers! (50) "For whoever does the will of my Father, the [One] in the heavens, _he_ is My brother and sister and mother."

(13-1) Then on that day Jesus, having gone out from the house, was sitting by the sea. (2) And large crowds were gathered together to Him, with the result that He stepped into the boat to be sitting down. And the entire crowd had stood on the beach. (3) And He spoke to them many [things] in allegories [or, parables, and throughout book], saying: "Listen! The one sowing went out to be sowing. (4) "And in his sowing, some [seed] fell beside the road, and the birds came and devoured them. (5) "But others fell on the rocky ground, where it did not have 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) "But others fell on the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. (8) "But others fell on the good ground and began yielding fruit, some a hundred[fold] and some sixty[fold] and some thirty[fold]. (9) The one having ears to be hearing-let him be hearing [or, be paying attention]." (10) And the disciples having come near, said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in allegories?" (11) So answering, He said to them, "To you* it has been given to know the secrets [or, mysteries] of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those [ones] it has not been given. (12) "For whoever has, [more] will be given to him, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. (13) "For this reason I speak in allegories to them, that seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. (14) "And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, the one saying, 'With hearing you* will hear, and by no means will you* understand; and seeing you will see, and by no means will you* perceive. (15) 'For the heart of this people has become dull [or, insensitive], and they heard heavily with the ears [fig., they are hard of hearing], and they closed their eyes, lest they see with the eyes, and they hear with the ears, and they understand with the heart, and they turn back, and I will heal them.' [Isaiah 6:9,10] (16) "But happy are your* eyes because they see, and your* ears because they hear. (17) "For positively, I say to you*, many prophets and righteous [ones] desired to see what you* see, and they did not see, and to hear what you* hear, and they did not hear. (18) "Therefore, _you*_ pay attention to the allegory of the one sowing: (19) "Every [one] hearing the word of the kingdom and not understanding [it], the evil [one] comes and snatches away the [word] having been sown in his heart; this is the [seed] having been sown beside the road. (20) "But the [seed] having been sown on the rocky ground, this is the [one] hearing the word and immediately receives it with joy. (21) "But he does not have root in himself, _but_ is temporary; and affliction or persecution having taken place because of the word, immediately he is caused to stumble [fig., he falls away]. (22) "But the [seed] having been sown into the thorns, this is the [one] hearing the word, and the anxiety of this age and the deception of the riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. (23) "And the [seed] having been sown on the good ground: this is the [one] hearing the word and understanding, who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundred[fold], but some sixty[fold], but some thirty[fold]." (24) Another allegory He set before them, saying: "The kingdom of the heavens was compared to a person sowing good seed in his field. (25) "But while the people are sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel [i.e. a weed resembling wheat] in the midst of the wheat, and he went away. (26) "So when the stalk sprouted and yielded fruit, then the darnel appeared also. (27) "So the slaves of the landowner, having approached, said to him, 'Lord, you sowed good seed in your field, did you not? So from where does it have darnel?' (28) "So he says to them, 'A person, an enemy, did this.' But the slaves said to him, 'So do you want, having gone away, [that] we will gather them up?' (29) "But he was saying, 'No, lest gathering up the darnel you* uproot the wheat with it. (30) "'Allow both to be growing together until the harvest, and at [the] time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, "Gather up first the darnel and bind them into bundles to burn it, but gather up the wheat into my barn."'" (31) Another allegory He set before them, saying: "The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard [or, a mustard seed], which having taken, a person sowed in his field, (32) which indeed is smaller than all the seeds, but when it is grown is largest of the vegetables. And it becomes a tree, with the result that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches." (33) Another allegory He spoke to them: "The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven [or, yeast], which a woman having taken hid in three sata [about 36 quarts or 40 liters] of wheat flour, until which [time the] whole was leavened [or, was risen]." (34) All these things Jesus spoke in allegories to the crowds, and without an allegory He did not speak to them, (35) in order that the [word] having been spoken through the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, "I will open my mouth in allegories, I will utter things having been hidden from the laying of [the] foundation of [the] world [or, from the beginning of [the] creation of [the] universe]." [Psalm 78:2] (36) Then having dismissed the crowds, Jesus came to the house; and His disciples approached Him, saying, "Explain to us the allegory of the darnel of the field." (37) "So answering, He said to them, "The one sowing the good seed is the Son of Humanity. (38) "And the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons [and daughters] of the kingdom, and the darnel are the sons [and daughters] of the evil one. (39) "And the enemy, the one sowing them, is the Devil, and the harvest is [the] conclusion of the age, and the reapers are angels. (40) "Therefore, just as the darnel is gathered up and will be burned with fire, so will it be at the conclusion of this age. (41) "The Son of Humanity will send out His angels, and they will gather up out of His kingdom all the stumbling-blocks [or, everything that offends] and the ones practicing lawlessness. (42) And they will throw them into the furnace of fire [or, the fiery furnace]. In that place [there] will be weeping and gnashing of teeth! (43) "Then will the righteous [ones] shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. The one having ears to be hearing, let him be hearing [or, be paying attention]." (44) "Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hid in the field, which a person having found hid, and as a result of his joy, he goes, and all, as much as he has, he sells, and buys that field. (45) "Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a person, a merchant, seeking precious pearls, (46) who having found one very valuable pearl, having gone away, has sold all, as much as he has, and bought it. (47) "Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like to a dragnet having been cast into the sea, and having gathered together [fish] of every kind, (48) which, when it was filled, when they dragged [it] up again on the beach, and having sat down, they gathered the good [fish] into containers, but they threw out the rotten [fish]. (49) "In this manner it will be at the conclusion of the age. The angels will go out and will separate the evil [ones] out of [the] midst of the righteous [ones] (50) and will throw them into the furnace of fire [or, the fiery furnace]. In that place [there] will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!" (51) Jesus says to them, "Did you* understand all these [things]?" They say to Him, "Yes, Lord." (52) Then He said to them, "For this reason, every scribe having been made a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens is like a person, a householder, who brings out from his treasury new and old [things]." (53) And it happened, when Jesus finished these allegories, He departed from there. (54) And having come into His hometown, He was teaching them in their synagogue, with the result that they are being astonished and are saying, "From where to this One [or, Where [did] this One [get]] this wisdom and these miraculous powers? (55) "This is the craftsman's Son, is He not? His mother is called Mary, and His brothers [are] James and Joses and Simon and Judas, are they not? (56) "And His sisters are all with us, are they not? So from where to this One all these [things] [or, where then [did] this One [get] all these [things]]?" (57) And they were caused to stumble because of Him [fig., were having doubts about Him]. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his house" (58) And He did not perform many miraculous works there because of their unbelief.

(14-1) At that time Herod the ruler of the quadrant [or, the tetrarch] heard the report [about] Jesus, (2) and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist! _He_ rose from the dead! And for this reason these miraculous powers supernaturally work in him." (3) For Herod having arrested John, bound him and put [him] in prison, because of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother. (4) For John kept saying to him, "It is not lawful to you for be having her!" (5) And [although] desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they were regarding him as a prophet. (6) Now as the birthday festivities of Herod were being celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and she pleased Herod. (7) And so he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask. (8) So having been instigated by her mother, she says, "Give to me here on a wooden platter the head of John the Baptist!" (9) And the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and of the ones reclining [to eat] with [him], he commanded [it] to be given. (10) And having sent [guards], he beheaded John in the prison. (11) And his head was brought on a wooden platter and was given to the girl, and she brought [it] to her mother. (12) And his disciples having come, they took up the body and buried it; and having come, they reported [it] to Jesus. (13) And having heard, Jesus departed from there in a boat privately to a desolate place. And the crowds having heard followed Him on foot [or, by land] from the cities. (14) And having come out, Jesus saw a large crowd and was moved with compassion for them and healed their infirm [or, sickly] [ones]. (15) But evening having come, His disciples came to Him, saying, "The place is desolate, and the hour already passed by [fig., the time is already late]. Send away the crowds so that, having gone into the villages, they should buy food for themselves." (16) But Jesus said to them, "They do not have need to go away; _you*_ give [something] to them to eat." (17) But they say to Him, "We do not have [anything] here except five loaves of bread and two fish." (18) Then He said, "Be bringing them here to Me." (19) And having commanded the crowds to be reclined on the grasses [or, areas of grass], having taken the five loaves of bread and the two fish, having looked up to heaven, He bestowed a blessing; and having broken, He gave the loaves of bread to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds. (20) And they all ate and were filled! And they took up the leftover broken pieces of bread-twelve hand-baskets full! (21) Now the ones eating were about five thousand men, besides women and young children. (22) And immediately Jesus compelled the disciples to step into the boat and to be going before Him to the other side, until He sends the crowds away. (23) And having sent away the crowds, He went up into the mountain privately to pray. Now evening having come, He was there alone. (24) But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against [them]. (25) But in the fourth watch of the night [i.e., between 3:00 - 6:00 a.m.], Jesus went to them, walking about on the sea. (26) And the disciples having seen Him walking about on the sea were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost [or, an apparition]!" And they cried out because of the fear. (27) But immediately, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be taking courage! _I_ am! Stop fearing!" (28) And answering, Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the waters." (29) So He said, "Come!" And having stepped down from the boat, Peter walked about on the waters to come to Jesus. (30) But seeing the strong wind, he was frightened; and having begun to be sinking, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" (31) Then immediately Jesus, having stretched out His hand, took hold of him and says to him, "[O you] of little faith! Why did you waver [or, doubt]?" (32) And when they had stepped into the boat, the wind abated. (33) Then the [ones] in the boat having come, prostrated themselves in worship before Him, saying, "Truly You are God's Son!" (34) And having crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. (35) And having recognized Him, the men of that place sent out into that whole surrounding region, and they brought to Him all the ones having it badly [fig., who were sick]. (36) And they were pleading with Him that they should only touch the fringe of His garment, and as many as touched [it] were completely cured.

(15-1) Then scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come to Jesus, saying, (2) "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not [ritually] wash their hands whenever they are eating bread." (3) But answering, He said to them, "Why do _you*_ also transgress the commandment of God because of your* tradition? (4) "For God commanded, saying, 'Be honoring your father and mother,' and, 'The one speaking evil of father or mother, let him come to the end [of his life], to [his] death.' [Exod 20:12; Deut 5:16; Exod 21:17] (5) "But _you*_ say, 'Whoever says to father or mother, "[It is] an offering, whatever you should be benefited from me,"-'and by no means shall he [fig., then he has no need at all to] honor his father or his mother.' (6) "And you* nullify [or, disregard] the commandment of God because of your* tradition. (7) "Hypocrites! Correctly Isaiah prophesied concerning you*, saying, (8) 'This people draws near to Me with their mouth [fig., speech] and honors Me with the lips [fig., words], but their heart is far distant from Me. (9) 'But in vain [or, to no purpose] do they worship Me, teaching [as] teachings [or, doctrines], commandments of people.'" [Isaiah 29:13, LXX] (10) And having summoned the crowd, He said to them, "Be paying attention, and be understanding. (11) "The [thing] having entered into the mouth does not defile the person, _but_ the [thing] coming out from the mouth, this defiles the person." (12) Then His disciples having approached, said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were caused to stumble [fig., were offended]?" (13) But answering, He said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. (14) "Leave them alone. They are blind guides of blind [people], but if a blind [person] guides a blind [person], both will fall into a ditch." (15) But answering, Peter said to Him, "Explain to us this allegory." (16) So Jesus said, "Are _you*_ also still without understanding? (17) "Do you* not yet understand that every [thing] entering into the mouth goes into the stomach and is cast out into a latrine? (18) "But the [things] coming out from the mouth come out from the heart, and these [things] defile the person. (19) "For from the heart come out evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies: (20) these are the [things] defiling the person, but to eat with ritually unwashed hands does not defile the person." (21) And Jesus having gone out from there withdrew into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. (22) And look! A woman, a Canaanite, having come out from those borders, called to Him, saying, "Be merciful to me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably demon-possessed [or, oppressed by a demon]." (23) But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples having approached Him, were asking Him, saying, "Send her away, because she cries out after us." (24) But answering, He said, "I was not sent except to the sheep, the ones lost from the house of Israel." (25) But having come, she prostrated herself in reverence before Him, saying, "Lord, be helping me!" (26) But answering, He said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and to throw [it] to the little dogs." (27) But she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the little dogs eat from the crumbs, the ones falling from their lord's table." (28) Then answering, Jesus said to her, "O woman, great [is] your faith! Let it happen to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that hour. (29) And Jesus having departed from there, went along the Sea of Galilee; and having gone up into the mountain, He was sitting there. (30) And large crowds came to Him, having with them [the] lame, blind, mute, crippled, and many others, and they put them down at the feet of Jesus, and He healed them; (31) with the result that the crowds marveled [or, were amazed], seeing mute ones speaking, crippled [ones made] whole, [the] lame [ones] walking and [the] blind [ones] seeing, and they glorified the God of Israel. (32) Then Jesus having summoned His disciples, said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they are already staying with Me three days, and they do not have anything they should eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the journey." (33) And His disciples say to Him, "From where to us [fig., Where can we get] in [this] desolate place so many loaves of bread, so as to fill so great a crowd?" (34) And Jesus says to them, "How many loaves of bread do you* have?" So they said, "Seven, and a few small fish." (35) And He commanded the crowds to recline on the ground. (36) And having taken the seven loaves of bread and the fish, having given thanks, He broke [them] and gave [them] to His disciples, and the disciples to the crowd. (37) And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up the leftover broken pieces-seven large baskets full. (38) Now the ones eating were four thousand men, besides women and young children. (39) Then having sent away the crowds, He stepped into the boat and came into the borders of Magdala.

(16-1) And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, testing [Him], asked for Him to show to them a sign from heaven. (2) But answering, He said to them, "When evening comes, you* say, '[It will be] fair weather, for the sky is red,' (3) and in the morning, 'Today [will be] stormy, for the sky is red [and] overcast.' Hypocrites! The face [fig., appearance] of the sky indeed you* know [how] to be discerning, but the signs of the times you* are not able [to be discerning]! (4) "An evil and adulterous [or, unfaithful] generation seeks a sign, and a sign will not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet." And having left them, He went away. (5) And His disciples having come to the other side, forgot to take loaves of bread. (6) Then Jesus said to them, "Be watching out, and be guarding against the leaven [or, yeast] of the Pharisees and Sadducees." (7) So they began reasoning within themselves, saying, "Because we took no loaves of bread." (8) But Jesus having known, said to them, "Why are you* reasoning within yourselves, [you*] of little faith, because you* took no loaves of bread? (9) "Do you* not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of bread of the five thousand and how many hand-baskets you* took up? (10) "Nor the seven loaves of bread of the four thousand and how many large baskets you* took up? (11) "How do you* not understand that [it was] not concerning bread I said to you* to be guarding against the leaven [or, yeast] of the Pharisees and Sadducees?" (12) Then they understood that He did not say to be guarding against the leaven [or, yeast] of the bread, _but_ against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (13) Then Jesus, having come to the regions of Caesarea of Philippi, began asking His disciples, saying, "Who are the people saying Me to be [or, that I am], the Son of Humanity?" (14) And they said, "Some [are saying] John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; but others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." (15) He says to them, "But who do _you*_ say Me to be [or, that I am]?" (16) Then answering, Simon Peter said, "_You_ are the Christ, the Son of the living God!" (17) And answering, Jesus said to him, "Happy are you, Simon Bar-Jonah ["son of Jonah"], because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to you, _but_ My Father, the [One] in the heavens. (18) "Now _I_ also say to you, that _you_ are Peter ["a stone"], and on this solid rock I will build my Assembly [or, Church], and [the] gates of the realm of the dead [Gr., hades] will not prevail against it. (19) "And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth will have been bound in the heavens; and whatever you loose on the earth will have been loosed in the heavens." (20) Then He gave orders to His disciples that they should tell no one that _He_ is Jesus the Christ ["the Anointed One"]. (21) From that time Jesus began to be showing to His disciples that it is necessary [for] Him to go away to Jerusalem and to suffer many [things] from the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death and on the third day to be raised. (22) And having taken Him aside, Peter began to be rebuking Him, saying, "[May God] be merciful to You, Lord; by no means will this happen to You!" (23) But having turned around, He said to Peter, "Be going away behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to Me, for you do not keep in mind the [things] of God, _but_ the [things] of people." (24) Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, he must deny [or, disown] himself and take up his cross and be following Me. (25) "For whoever shall be desiring to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. (26) "For what is a person benefited if he gains the whole world, but his soul is forfeited? Or what will a person give in an exchange for his soul? (27) "For the Son of Humanity is about to be coming in the glory of His Father, with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his work. (28) "Positively, I say to you*, [there] are some having stood here who will by no means taste of death until they see the Son of Humanity coming in His kingdom."

(17-1) And after six days Jesus takes along Peter and James and John his brother, and leads them up privately into a high mountain. (2) And He was transfigured [or, His appearance was changed] before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became [as] white as the light. (3) And look! Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with Him. (4) Then answering, Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good [for] us to be here. If You desire, You should let us make three tents here: one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah." (5) While he is still speaking, look!, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And listen! A voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son-the Beloved-in whom I am well-pleased! Be paying attention to Him!" (6) And the disciples having heard, they fall on their face[s] and were extremely frightened. (7) And Jesus having approached, He took hold of them and said, "Get up, and stop fearing!" (8) Then having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only. (9) And as they come down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "You* shall tell no one the vision, until the Son of Humanity rises from [the] dead." (10) And His disciples questioned Him, saying, "Why then do the scribes say that it is necessary [for] Elijah to come first?" (11) Then answering, Jesus said to them, "Elijah is indeed coming first, and he will restore all things. (12) "But I say to you*, Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, _but_ they did with him whatever they desired; in the same manner the Son of Humanity is also about to be suffering by them." (13) Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning John the Baptist. (14) And when _they_ came to the crowd, a man approached Him, kneeling before Him, (15) and saying, "Lord, be merciful to my son, for he is moonstruck [or, is a lunatic] and suffers miserably; for frequently he falls into the fire and frequently into the water. (16) "And I brought him to Your disciples, and they were not able to heal him." (17) So answering, Jesus said, "O unbelieving [or, faithless] and having been perverted generation, how long will I be with you*? How long will I put up with you*? Be bringing him here to Me." (18) And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon came out from him, and the boy was healed from that hour. (19) Then the disciples having approached Jesus privately said, "Why were we not able to cast it out?" (20) So Jesus said to them, "Because of your* unbelief. For positively I say to you*, if you* are having faith like a grain of mustard [or, a mustard seed], you* will say to this mountain, 'Move from here [to] there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to you*. (21) "But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." (22) Now while they are staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Humanity is about to be betrayed into [the] hands of people, (23) and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will be risen." And they were extremely grieved. (24) Now when they came into Capernaum, the ones receiving the didrachmas [i.e. a temple-tax of a silver coin worth about a quarter of an ounce or seven grams of silver] approached Peter, and said, "Your Teacher does not pay the didrachma, does He?" (25) He says, "Yes." And when he entered into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive custom or tribute [or, a tax]? From their sons or from the strangers?" (26) Peter says to Him, "From the strangers." Jesus said to him, "In that case, the sons are free. (27) "But so that we do not cause them to stumble [fig., offend them], going up to the sea, cast [in] a hook, and take up the first fish coming up. And having opened its mouth, you will find a stater [i.e. a silver coin worth two didrachmas]. Having taken that, give [it] to them for Me and you."

(18-1) In that hour [or, At that time] the disciples approached Jesus, saying, "So who is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?" (2) And Jesus having summoned a young child, He set him in the middle of them (3) and said, "Positively, I say to you*, unless you* are turned around [fig., changed inwardly] and become like such young children, by no means shall you* enter into the kingdom of the heavens. (4) "Therefore, whoever will humble himself like this young child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens. (5) "And whoever receives one such child in My name, receives Me. (6) "And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble [fig., to sin], it [would be] better for him that a millstone of a donkey [fig., a huge millstone] be hanged on his neck, and he be drowned in the depth of the sea. (7) "How horrible it will be to the world because of the stumbling-blocks [fig., the things that cause people to sin]! For it is a necessity [for] the stumbling-blocks to come; nevertheless, how horrible it will be to that person through whom the stumbling-block comes! (8) "But if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble [fig., to sin], cut them off and cast [them] from you! It is better for you to enter into the life lame or crippled, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the eternal fire. (9) "And if your eye causes you to stumble [fig., to sin], pluck it out and cast from you; it is better for you to enter into the life one-eyed, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell [Gr., gehenna] of the fire [or, the fiery hell]. (10) "Be seeing [that] you* do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you*, their angels in the heavens through all [fig. always] look at the face of My Father, the [One] in the heavens. (11) "For the Son of Humanity came to save the ones having been lost. (12) "What do you think? If a person has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, having left behind the ninety-nine, having gone on the mountains, he seeks the one having gone astray, does he not? (13) "And if he happens to find it, positively, I say to you*, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine, the ones not having gone astray. (14) "In this manner, it is not [the] will before your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, that one of these little ones perish. (15) "Now if your brother sins against you, be going, and show him his fault between you and him alone, if he hears you, you gained your brother. (16) "But if he does not hear [you], take along with you yet one or two, so that 'by [the] mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.' [Deut 19:15] (17) "But if he refuses to listen to them, tell [it] to the assembly [or, church]; but if he also refuses to listen to the assembly, he shall be to you just like the heathen and the tax collector. (18) "Positively, I say to you*, whatever [things] you* bind on the earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever [things] you* loose on the earth will have been loosed in heaven. (19) "Again, positively I say to you*, if two of you* agree together on the earth concerning any matter, whatever they ask, it will be done to them from my Father, the [One] in the heavens. (20) "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." (21) Then Peter having approached Him, said, "Lord, how often will my brother [or sister] sin against me, and I will forgive him, up to seven times?" (22) Jesus says to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times, _but_ up to seventy times seven! (23) "For this reason the kingdom of the heavens was compared to a person, a king, who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. (24) "So when he began to be settling the accounts, one debtor was brought near to him [owing] ten thousand talents [i.e. about 950,000 pounds or 420,000 kilograms of gold or silver]. (25) "But he not having [anything] to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and the children, and all, whatever he was having, and to be repaid. (26) "So the slave, having fallen down, began prostrating himself in reverence before him, saying, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all.' (27) "Then the lord of that slave, having been moved with compassion, released him and forgave him the debt. (28) "But that slave having gone out, found one of his fellow-slaves who was owing to him a hundred denarii [i.e., 100 days' wages], and having seized him, he began choking [him], saying, 'Repay to me if you owe anything!' (29) "His fellow-slave then, having fallen down at his feet, began pleading with him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will repay all to you.' (30) "But he was not willing, _but_ having gone away, he threw him into prison until he should repay the [amount] being owed. (31) "But his fellow-slaves, having seen the [things] having been done, were extremely grieved; and having come, they reported to their own lord all the [things] having been done. (32) "Then having summoned him, his lord says to him, 'Evil slave! All that debt I forgave you, since you pleaded with Me. (33) "'It was necessary [for] you also to be merciful to your fellow-slave, just as _I_ also was merciful to you, was it not?' (34) "And having been enraged, his lord handed Him over to the torturers [or, jailers], until he should repay all being owed to him. (35) "In this manner also My heavenly Father will do to you*, unless you* forgive each [one] his brother [or sister] their transgressions from your* hearts."

(19-1) And it happened, when Jesus finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea, beyond the Jordan. (2) And large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there. (3) And the Pharisees came to Him, testing Him and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for every cause?" (4) But answering, He said, "Did you* not read that the One having made [them] from [the] beginning made them male and female; [Gen 1:27] (5) and said, "For this reason, a man will leave behind father and mother and will be joined to [or, be united with] his wife. And they will be-the two-into one flesh [or, the two will become one flesh]? [Gen 2:24] (6) "With the result that they are no longer two, _but_ one flesh. Therefore, what God joined together, stop letting a person separate!" (7) They say to Him, "Why then did Moses command to 'give a scroll of divorce and to divorce her?'" [Deut 24:1,3] (8) He says to them, "Because of your* stubbornness Moses permitted you* to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been this way. (9) "But I say to you*, whoever divorces his wife [but] not for sexual sin and marries another commits adultery, and the one having married the one having been divorced commits adultery." (10) His disciples say to Him, "If the relationship of the man with the woman is like this, it is better not to marry." (11) But He said to them, "All do not accept this word, _but_ [only those] to whom it has been given. (12) "For there are eunuchs [i.e., men incapable of having sex] who from [their] mother's womb were so born, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by the people, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs because of the kingdom of the heavens: the one able to be accepting [it], let him be accepting [it]." (13) Then young children were brought to Him, so that He should lay His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. (14) But Jesus said, "Allow the young children, and stop forbidding them to come to Me, for of such is the kingdom of the heavens." (15) And having laid His hands on them, He departed from there. (16) And look! Someone having approached said to Him, "Good teacher, what good [thing] shall I do that I shall be having eternal life?" (17) But He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one [is] good except One-God. But if you desire to enter into that life, keep the commandments." (18) He says to Him, "Which [ones]?" So Jesus said, "'You will not murder; You will not commit adultery; You will not steal; You will not give false testimony; (19) 'Honor your father and mother;' and, 'You will love your neighbor as yourself.'" [Exod 20:12-16; Deut 5:16-20; Lev 19:18] (20) The young man says to Him, "All these I myself obeyed from my youth; what am I still lacking?" (21) Jesus said to him, "If you desire to be perfect, be going away; sell your possessions and give to [the] poor [ones], and you will have treasure in heaven. And come! Be following Me!" (22) But the young man having heard the word, went away sorrowing [or, distressed], for he was having many possessions. (23) Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Positively, I say to you*, with difficulty will a rich [person] enter into the kingdom of the heavens. (24) "Now again I say to you*, it is easier [for] a camel to pass through an eye of a needle, than [for] a rich [person] to enter into the kingdom of God." (25) So His disciples having heard were extremely amazed, saying, "In that case, who is able to be saved?" (26) But Jesus having looked attentively [at them], said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all [things] possible!" (27) Then answering, Peter said to Him, "Listen! We left all and followed You! What then will we have? (28) So Jesus said to them, "Positively, I say to you*, that you*, the ones having followed Me, in the Regeneration, when the Son of Humanity sits on [the] throne of His glory, _you*_ also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (29) "And every [one] who left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or farms for My name's sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. (30) "But many first [ones] will be last, and last [ones] first.

(20-1) "For the kingdom of the heavens is like a person, a landowner, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. (2) "And having agreed with the laborers for a denarius [for] the day [i.e., a normal day's wage], he sent them into his vineyard. (3) "And having gone out about [the] third hour [i.e. 9:00 a.m.], he saw others having stood in the market-place idle. (4) "And he said to those [ones], '_You*_ also be going into the vineyard, and whatever is just I will give to you.*' (5) "And they went off. Again, having gone out about [the] sixth and [the] ninth hour [i.e. 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., respectively], he did in the same manner. (6) "Then about the eleventh hour [i.e. 5:00 p.m.], having gone out, he found others having stood idle, and he says to them, 'Why have you* stood here idle the whole day?' (7) "They say to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He says to them, '_You*_ also be going into the vineyard, and whatever is just you* will receive.' (8) "Then evening having come, the lord of the vineyard says to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wage, beginning from the last [ones] to the first [ones]. (9) "And the ones having come about the eleventh hour received each a denarius. (10) "Then the ones having come first assumed that they will receive more, and _they_ also received each a denarius. (11) "But having received [it], they began grumbling against the landowner, (12) "saying, 'These, the last [ones], did one hour, and you made them equal to us, the ones having borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' (13) "But answering, he said to one of them, 'Friend, I am not doing you wrong. You agreed with me for a denarius, did you not? (14) "'Take [what is] yours, and be going; but I want to give to this [one], the last, as also to you. (15) "'Or is it not lawful for me to do what I want with the [things] of me? Is your eye evil [fig., Are you envious] because _I_ am good?' (16) "In this manner the last will be first, and the first last, for many are called, but few chosen." (17) And while Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took aside the twelve disciples privately on the road and said to them, (18) "Listen! We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Humanity will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, (19) "and they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to ridicule and to scourge and to crucify. And on the third day He will rise again." (20) Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, approached Him, prostrating herself in reverence [or, in worship] and asking something from Him. (21) And He said to her, "What do you want?" She says to Him, "Say [or, Command] that these, my two sons, shall sit one at Your right [hand] and one at Your left in Your kingdom." (22) But answering, Jesus said, "You* do not know what you* are asking. Are you* able to drink the cup which _I_ am about to be drinking, or to be baptized [with] the baptism which _I_ am baptized?" They say to him, "We are able." (23) And He says to them, "Indeed, My cup you* will drink, and the baptism which _I_ am baptized [with], you* will be baptized. But to sit at My right [hand] and at My left is not Mine to give, _but_ [it is for those] for whom it has been prepared by My Father." (24) And the ten having heard, were indignant about the two brothers. (25) But Jesus having summoned them, said, "You* know that the rulers of the nations domineer over them and their great [ones] tyrannize them, (26) but it will not be so among you*; _but_ whoever among you* is desiring to become great, he will be your* servant. (27) "And whoever among you* is desiring to be first, he must be your* slave. (28) "Just as 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." (29) And as they are going out from Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. (30) And look! Two blind [ones] sitting beside the road, having heard that Jesus is passing by, cried out, saying, "Be merciful to us, Lord, Son of David!" (31) But the crowd warned them that they should keep silent. But they began crying out louder, saying, "Be merciful to us, Lord, Son of David!" (32) And having stood still, Jesus summoned them and said, "What do you* desire [that] I should do for you*?" (33) They say to Him, "Lord, that our eyes be opened!" (34) So having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received [their] sight! And they followed Him.

(21-1) And when they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, (2) saying to them, "Proceed into the village, the [one] opposite you*, and immediately you* will find a donkey tied up and a colt [or, young donkey] with her; having untied [them], bring [them] to Me. (3) And if anyone says anything to you*, you* will say, 'The Lord has need of them.' Then immediately he [will] send them." (4) Now all this happened that the word spoken through the prophet should be fulfilled, saying, (5) "Say to the daughter of Zion, Look! Your King is coming to you, gentle, and having mounted on a donkey, and a colt, [the] son [or, foal] of a beast of burden." [Isaiah 62:11; Zech 9:9] (6) So the disciples proceeded, and having done just as Jesus commanded them, (7) brought the donkey and the colt and laid their coats on them, and sat [Him] on them [i.e. on the coats]. (8) Then the very large crowd spread their own coats on the road, but others began cutting off branches from the trees and began spreading [them] on the road. (9) Then the crowds, the ones going in front [of Him] and the ones following, began crying out, saying, "'We give praise to You, [Gr., Hosanna] to the Son of David! Having been blessed [is] the One coming in the name of the LORD!' We give praise to You in the highest!" [Psalm 118:26] (10) And when He entered into Jerusalem, the entire city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?" (11) Then the crowds said, "This is Jesus the prophet, the [One] from Nazareth of Galilee." (12) And Jesus entered into the temple of God and threw out all 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. (13) And He says to them, "It has been written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer.' But _you*_ made it a 'hideout for robbers!'" [Isaiah 56:7; Jer 7:11] (14) And lame and blind [people] came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. (15) But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvelous [things] which He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "We give praise to You, the Son of David," they were indignant. (16) And they said to Him, "Do You hear what these [ones] are saying?" But Jesus says to them, "Yes, did you* never read, 'Out of [the] mouth of young children and nursing infants You prepared praise for Yourself?'" [Psalm 8:3, LXX] (17) And having left them, He went forth outside of the city into Bethany, and spent the night there. (18) But in the early morning returning to the city, He hungered. (19) And having seen a certain fig-tree by the road, He came up to it and found nothing on it except leaves only. And He says to it, "Fruit shall no longer come from you into the age [fig., forever]." And immediately the fig-tree was withered. (20) And the disciples having seen, were amazed, saying, "How was the fig-tree immediately withered?" (21) But answering, Jesus said to them, "Positively, I say to you*, if you* are having faith and do not doubt, not only will you* perform the [sign] of the fig-tree, _but_ even if you* say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and be cast into the sea,' it will happen. (22) "And all [things], as much as you ask in the prayer, believing, you* will receive." (23) And when He came to the temple, as He was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him, saying, "By what authority are You doing these [things]? And who gave to You this authority?" (24) But answering, Jesus said to them, "_I_ also will ask you* one word [or, question], which if you* tell me, _I_ also will tell you* by what authority I am doing these [things]. (25) "The baptism of John, from where was it? From heaven, or from people?" So they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Why then did you* not believe him?' (26) "But if we say, 'From people,' we fear the crowd, for all hold John as [or, consider John to be] a prophet." (27) And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." _He_ also said to them, "Neither do _I_ tell you* by what authority I am doing these [things]. (28) "But what do you* think? A man was having two children, and having approached the first [one], he said, 'Child, be going today, be working in my vineyard.' (29) "But answering, he said, 'I will not.' But later, having regretted [it], he went. (30) "And having approached the second [one], he spoke in the same manner. Then answering, he said, 'I [am going], lord,' yet he did not go. (31) "Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say to Him, "The first [one]." Jesus says to them, "Positively, I say to you*, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going before you* into the kingdom of God. (32) "For John came to you* in [the] way of righteousness, and you* did not believe him. But the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; but _you*_, having seen, did not regret [it] later [so as] to believe him. (33) "Be paying attention to another allegory: There was a man, a landowner, who 'planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug in it a winepress and built a lookout tower' and leased it to vineyard keepers and went on a journey. [Isaiah 5:1,2] (34) "Then when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his slaves to the vineyard keepers to receive the fruits of it. (35) "And the vineyard keepers having taken hold of his slaves, one they repeatedly beat, and one they killed, and one they stoned. (36) "Again he sent other slaves, more than the first [ones], and they did to them in the same manner. (37) "So at last he sent to them his son, saying, 'They will respect my son.' (38) "But the vineyard keepers having seen the son, said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come; let us be killing him, and let us take possession of his inheritance!' (39) "And having taken him, they threw [him] outside of the vineyard and killed [him]. (40) "Therefore, when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to these vineyard keepers?" (41) They say to Him, "Evil [men]! He will severely destroy them, and he will lease the vineyard to other vineyard keepers, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons." (42) Jesus says to them, "Did you* never read in the Scriptures, 'A stone which the ones building rejected, this [one] has become [the] head of a corner; this happened from the LORD, and it is marvelous in our eyes?' [Psalm 118:22,23] (43) "For this reason I say to you*, the kingdom of God will be taken from you* and will be given to a nation [or, people] yielding its fruits. (44) "And the one falling on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whomever it falls, it will crush him." (45) And the chief priests and the Pharisees having heard His allegories, knew that He [was] speaking about them. (46) And seeking to take Him into custody, they were afraid of the crowds, since they were holding Him as [or, considering Him to be] a prophet.

(22-1) And answering, Jesus again spoke to them in allegories, saying, (2) "The kingdom of the heavens was compared to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son. (3) "And he sent out his slaves to call the ones having been invited to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come. (4) "Again he sent out other slaves, saying, 'Say to the ones having been invited, "Listen! I prepared my dinner; my oxen and the fattened calves have been killed, and all things [are] ready; come to the marriage-feasts.'" (5) "But they, having disregarded [it], went away, one indeed to his own field, but one to his business. (6) "But the rest, having taken hold of his slaves, mistreated and killed [them]. (7) "And that king having heard, was enraged, and having sent out his soldiers, he destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire. (8) "Then he says to his slaves, 'The marriage-feast indeed is ready, but the ones having been invited were not worthy. (9) "'So be going on the outlets of the roads [i.e. the roads heading from the city to the countryside], and as many as you* shall find invite [them] to the marriage-feasts. (10) "And those slaves having gone out into the roads, gathered together all, as many as they found, both evil and good [people]. And the marriage-feast [hall] was filled with [ones] reclining [to eat]. (11) "But the king having entered to observe the ones reclining [to eat], saw there a person not having been clothed with [the] clothing of the marriage-feast. (12) "And he says to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here, not having [the] clothing of the marriage-feast?' But he was speechless. (13) "Then the king said to the servants, 'Tie up his feet and hands; take him away and throw [him] into the outer darkness! In that place [there] will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!' (14) "For many are called, but few chosen." (15) Then the Pharisees having gone, plotted how they shall entrap Him in [some] word. (16) And they send their disciples to Him, with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful, and You teach in truth the way of God, 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]. (17) "So tell us, what do You think? Is it lawful to give tribute [or, a tax] to Caesar or not?" (18) But Jesus having known their wickedness, said, "Why do you* test Me, [you*] hypocrites? (19) "Show to Me the coin [used] for the tribute [or, the tax]." So they brought to Him a denarius [i.e., a Roman, silver coin]. (20) And He says to them, "Whose image [is] this, and the inscription?" (21) They say to Him, "Caesar's." Then He says to them, "So render the [things] of Caesar to Caesar, and the [things] of God to God." (22) And having heard, they were amazed, and having left Him, they went away. (23) On that day Sadducees approached Him, onessaying [there] is not a resurrection, and they questioned Him, (24) saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If anyone dies not having children, his brother will marry his wife, and will raise up seed [fig., offspring] to his brother.' [Deut 25:5] (25) "Now seven brothers were with us. And the first [one] having married, came to the end [of his life], and not having seed, he left his wife to his brother. (26) "Likewise also the second [one], and the third, to the seventh. (27) "Then last of all the woman also died. (28) "So in the resurrection, of which of the seven will she be a wife, for all had her?" (29) But answering, Jesus said to them, "You are led astray [fig., are mistaken], not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. (30) "For in the resurrection neither do they marry, nor are they given in marriage, _but_ they are like angels of God in heaven. (31) "But concerning the resurrection of the dead, you* read the [word] spoken to you* by God, saying, (32) '_I_ am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob,' did you* not? God is not a God of dead [ones], _but_ of living [ones]!" [Exod 3:6] (33) And having heard, the crowds were astonished at His teaching. (34) Now the Pharisees having heard that He silenced the Sadducees, were gathered together. (35) And one of them, a lawyer, questioned, testing Him, and saying, (36) "Teacher, which [is] the great commandment in the Law?" (37) Then Jesus said to him, "'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.' [Deut 6:4,5] (38) "This is [the] first and great commandment. (39) "But a second [one is] similar to it, 'You will love your neighbor as yourself.' [Lev 19:18] (40) "On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." (41) Now the Pharisees having been gathered together, Jesus questioned them, (42) saying, "What do _you*_ think concerning the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They say to Him, "David's." (43) He says to them, "How then does David in [or, by] the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying, (44) 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Be sitting at My right hand, until I put Your enemies [as] a footstool for Your feet?"' [Psalm 110:1] (45) "So if David calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his Son?" (46) And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor dared anyone from that day to question Him any more.

(23-1) Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, (2) saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees [have] sat on the seat of Moses. (3) "Therefore, all [things], as many as they tell you* to be observing, be observing and doing, but stop doing according to their works, for they say and do not do. (4) "For they bind together heavy and hard to carry burdens and lay [them] on the shoulders of the people, but they are not willing to move them with their finger. (5) "But all their works they do to be seen by the people, and they enlarge their phylacteries [i.e. small boxes containing Scripture verses], and they extend the fringes of their robes. (6) "They also affectionately love the first couches [fig., places of honor] at the banquets, and the first seats [fig., most important places] in the synagogues, (7) and the greetings in the market-places, and to be called, 'Rabbi, Rabbi,' by the people. (8) "But _you*_ shall not be called 'Rabbi,' for One is your* Master-the Christ, and _you*_ are all brothers [and sisters]. (9) "And you* shall not call [anyone] your* father on the earth, for one is your* Father, the [One] in the heavens. (10) "Neither shall you* be called 'masters,' for one is your* Master-the Christ. (11) "But the greatest of you* will be your* servant. (12) "And whoever will exalt himself, will be humbled; and whoever will humble himself, will be exalted. (13) "But how horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* devour the houses of the widows, [fig., illegally cheat widows' out of their property] and in pretense [or, with a false show] are long [in] praying, because of this you* will receive more severe judgment [or, condemnation]. (14) "How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* shut off the kingdom of the heavens before the people, for _you*_ do not enter, nor do You* allow the ones entering to enter. (15) "How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* travel over the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte [or, convert to Judaism], and whenever it happens, you* make him twice as much a son of hell [Gr., gehenna] [as] you* [are]. (16) "How horrible it will be to you*, blind guides, the ones saying, 'Whoever takes an oath by the temple, it is nothing, but whoever takes an oath by the gold of the temple is obligated [to fulfill the oath]!' (17) "Fools and blind [ones]! For which [is] greater, the gold or the temple, the one sanctifying the gold? (18) "And [you* say], 'Whoever takes an oath by the altar, it is nothing, but whoever takes an oath by the gift that is on it is obligated [to fulfill the oath]!' (19) "Fools and blind [ones]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar which sanctifies the gift? (20) "Therefore, the one having taken an oath by the altar, takes an oath by it and by all things on it. (21) "And the one having taken an oath by the sanctuary, takes an oath by it and by the One having dwelt in it. (22) "And the one having taken an oath by heaven, takes an oath by the throne of God and by the One sitting on it. (23) "How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you tithe [i.e. give a tenth as an offering] of the mint and the dill and the cumin [i.e., various seasonings] and neglected the weightier [fig., more important] [matters] of the Law: the judgment [or, justice] and the mercy and the faith; these it was necessary to do, and those not to be neglecting. (24) "Blind guides! The ones straining out the gnat, but swallowing the camel! (25) "How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* cleanse [or, purify] the outside of the cup and the plate, but within they are full of violent greed and unrighteousness. (26) "Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of them should also become clean. (27) "How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* resemble graves having been whitewashed [or, whitewashed graves], which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of bones of dead [people] and of all uncleanness [or, impurity]. (28) "In the same way, _you*_ also indeed outwardly appear to the people [as] righteous, but within you* are full of hypocrisy [or, insincerity] and lawlessness. (29) "How horrible it will be to you*, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* build the graves of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the righteous, (30) and you* say, 'If we were [fig., had lived] in the days of our fathers, we would not have been participants with them in the blood of the prophets,' (31) with the result that you* testify against yourselves that you* are sons of the ones having murdered the prophets. (32) "And _you*_ fill up the measure of your* fathers. (33) "Serpents! Brood of vipers! How shall you* escape from the judgment of hell [Gr., gehenna]? (34) "For this reason, look!, _I_ send to you* prophets and wise men and scribes; and [some] of them you* will kill and crucify, and [some] of them you* will scourge in your* synagogues and will pursue from city to city; (35) in order that on you* shall come all the righteous blood being poured out on the earth from the blood of Abel the righteous up to the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom you* murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. [cp. Gen 4:8-10; 2Chron 24:20-22] (36) Positively, I say to you* that all these things will come on this generation. (37) "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning the ones having been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her own chickens under the wings, and you did not want to! (38) "Look! Your house is left to you* desolate. (39) "For I say to you*, by no means shall you* see Me hereafter, until you* say, 'Blessed [is] the One coming in the name of the LORD!'" [Psalm 118:26]

(24-1) And having gone out, Jesus was departing from the temple, and His disciples approached Him to point out to Him the buildings of the temple. (2) But Jesus said to them, "You* are looking at all these, are you* not? Positively, I say to you*, by no means shall [there] be left here a stone upon a stone which will not be torn down." (3) Then as He is sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately, saying, "Tell us when these [things] will be? And what [is] the sign of Your Arrival and of the conclusion of the age?" (4) And answering, Jesus said to them, "Be watching lest anyone leads you* astray [fig., deceives you*]. (5) "For many will come in My Name, saying, '_I_ am the Christ'-and they will lead many astray [fig., will deceive many]. (6) "But you* will begin to be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. Take care! Stop being alarmed! For it is necessary [for] all [these things] to take place, _but_ the end is not yet. (7) "For nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and [there] will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in [various] places. (8) "But all these [things are the] beginning of birth pains [fig., of great sufferings]. (9) "Then they will deliver you* up to tribulation [or, affliction] and will kill you*, and you* shall be hated by all the nations on account of My name. (10) "And then many will be caused to stumble [fig., will fall away], and they will betray one another and will hate one another. (11) "And many false prophets will be raised up and will lead many astray [fig., will deceive many]. (12) "And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of the many will be made cold. (13) "But the one having endured to [the] end-this one will be saved. (14) "And this Gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole inhabited earth for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. (15) "Therefore, when you* see the 'abomination of the desolation' [or, the 'detestable thing that causes desecration'], the one having been spoken [of] through Daniel the prophet, having stood in the holy place (the one reading, let him be understanding [or, be paying attention]), [Dan 8:13; 9:27; 12:11] (16) then the [ones] in Judea must be fleeing to the mountains. (17) "The [one] on the housetop must not be coming down to take the [things] out of his house. (18) "And the [one] in the field must not turn back to take up his garments. (19) "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! (20) "But be praying that your* flight shall not be in winter nor on a Sabbath. (21) "For then [there] will be great tribulation [or, affliction], such as has not been from [the] beginning of the world until now, nor never at all shall be. (22) "And if those days were not cut short, no flesh would be saved; but because of the chosen ones [or, the elect], those days will be cut short. (23) "Then if anyone says to you*, 'Look! Here [is] the Christ!' or 'Here!' you* shall not believe [him]. (24) "For false christs and false prophets will be raised up, and they shall give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray [fig., to deceive], if possible, even the chosen ones [or, the elect]. (25) "Listen! I have told you* in advance [or, have forewarned you*]! (26) "Therefore, if they say to you*, 'Look! He is in the wilderness!' you* shall not go out, [or they say], 'Look! [He is] in the private rooms!' you* shall not believe [them]. (27) "For just as the lightning comes out from the east and shines as far as [the] west, in this way the Arrival of the Son of Humanity will be. (28) "For wherever the carcass shall be, there the vultures will be gathered together. (29) "But immediately after the tribulation [or, affliction] of those days, 'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall down' from heaven [or, the sky], and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. [cp. Isaiah 34:4; Joel 2:10; 2:31] (30) "And then the sign of the Son of Humanity will appear in heaven [or, the sky]; and then all the tribes of the earth will beat their breasts [fig., will mourn], and they will see the 'Son of Humanity coming on the clouds of heaven [or, the sky],' with power and great glory! [Dan 7:13] (31) "And He will send out His angels with [the] 'sound of a loud trumpet-blast,' and 'they will gather together' His chosen ones [or, elect] from the four winds, from [the] farthest limits of [the] heavens to [the other] farthest limits of them. [Exod 19:16; Deut 30:4] (32) "Now learn the allegory from the fig tree: whenever its branch already becomes tender, and it is putting forth the leaves, you* know that the summer [is] near. (33) "In this way also _you*_, whenever you* see all these [things], you* know that it is near-at [the] doors! (34) "Positively, I say to you*, this generation [or, race] shall by no means pass away until all these [things] happen. (35) "The heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away. (36) "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of the heavens, except My Father only. (37) "But just as [in] the days of Noah, in this way also will be the Arrival of the Son of Humanity. (38) "For just as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until which day Noah entered into the ark, (39) and they did not know until the flood came and swept all away, in this way also will be the Arrival of the Son of Humanity. (40) "Then two [people] will be in the field, one is taken, and one is left behind. (41) "Two women [will be] grinding in the mill, one is taken, and one is left behind. (42) "Therefore, keep watching! Because you* do not know in what hour your* Lord is coming. (43) "But know this, if the home owner had known in what watch [of the night] the thief is coming, he would have kept watch and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. (44) "For this reason, _you*_ also become ready, because in what hour you* do not think, the Son of Humanity is coming. (45) "Who then is the faithful and wise slave whom his lord put in charge over his household servants, the [one] to be giving to them food in season [fig., at the proper time]? (46) "Happy [is] that slave, whom his lord having come, will find [him] so doing. (47) "Positively, I say to you*, he will put him in charge over all his property. (48) "But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My Lord is delaying to come,' (49) and begins to be beating his fellow-slaves, and to be eating and to be drinking with the [ones] being drunk, (50) the lord of that slave will come on a day which he does not expect, and in an hour which he does not know, (51) and he will cut him in pieces and will appoint his portion with the hypocrites. In that place [there] will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!

(25-1) "Then will the kingdom of the heavens be compared to ten virgins, who having taken their lamps, went out to the meeting of the bridegroom. (2) "Now five out of them were wise and the [other] five foolish. (3) "[Those] who were foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with themselves; (4) but the wise [ones] took oil in their containers, with their lamps. (5) "Now the bridegroom delaying, they all became drowsy and began sleeping. (6) "But in the middle of the night a cry had been made: 'Look! The bridegroom is coming! You* yourselves be going out to his meeting.' (7) "Then all those virgins were raised, and they trimmed their lamps. (8) "Then the foolish [ones] said to the wise [ones], 'Give to us out of your* oil, because our lamps are being extinguished.' (9) "But the wise [ones] answered, saying, '[No], lest there not be enough for us and for you. But rather be going to the ones selling, and buy for yourselves.' (10) "But while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and the [ones being] ready went in with him into the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut. (11) "But later the rest of the virgins also come, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us!' (12) "But answering, he said, 'Positively, I say to you*, I do not know you*!' (13) "Therefore, keep watching! For you* do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Humanity is coming. (14) "For [the kingdom of heaven is] like a man going on a journey, [who] called his own slaves and entrusted to them his possessions. (15) "And to one he gave five talents [Greek coins, each worth about 95 pounds or 42 kilograms of gold or silver], but to another two, but to another one, to each according to his ability; and he went on a journey immediately. (16) "Then the one having received the five talents, having gone, traded with them and made five other talents. (17) "In the same manner, also the [one having received] the two, gained also two other [talents]. (18) "But the one having received the one, having gone away, dug a hole in the ground and hid his lord's money. (19) "Now after a long time the lord of those slaves comes and settles accounts with them. (20) "And the one having received the five talents, having come, brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you entrusted five talents to me, look!, I gained five other talents besides them.' (21) "So his lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things, I will put you in charge over many things; enter into the joy of your lord.' (22) "Then having come also the one having received the two talents, he said, 'Lord, you entrusted two talents to me, look!, I gained two other talents besides them.' (23) "His lord said to him, 'Well done good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things, I will put you in charge over many things; enter into the joy of your lord.' (24) "Then having come also the one having received the one talent, he said, 'Lord, I knew you that you are a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering from where you did not scatter. (25) And having been frightened, having gone away, I hid your talent in the ground. Look! You have [what is] yours!' (26) "But answering, his lord said to him, 'Evil and lazy slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and I gather from where I did not scatter. (27) "'Therefore, it was necessary [for] you to give my money to the money-changers [or, bankers], and having come, _I_ [would have] received [what is] mine with interest. (28) "Therefore, take from him the talent and give [it] to the one having the ten talents. (29) "For to every [one] having, [more] will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one not having, even what he has will be taken from him. (30) "And throw the worthless slave out into the outer darkness. In that place [there] will be weeping and gnashing of teeth! (31) "But when the Son of Humanity comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit down on [the] throne of His glory [or, His glorious throne]. (32) "And all the nations will be gathered together before Him, and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (33) "And indeed, He will set the sheep at His right hand and the goats at the left. (34) "Then the King will say to the [ones] at His right hand, 'Come, the ones having been blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom having been prepared for you* from [the] laying of the foundation of [the] world [or, from [the] beginning of the creation of [the] universe]. (35) "'For I was hungry, and you* gave to Me to eat; I was thirsty, and you* gave me [something] to drink; I was a stranger, and you* took Me in; (36) naked, and you* clothed Me; I was sick, and you* looked after Me; I was in prison, and you* came to Me.' (37) "Then the righteous [ones] will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungering and we fed [You]? Or thirsting and we gave [You something] to drink? (38) "'But when did we see You a stranger and took [You] in? Or naked and we clothed [You]? (39) "'But when did we see You sick or in prison and we came to You? (40) "And answering, the King will say to them, 'Positively, I say to you*, to the degree that you* did [it] to one of these, the least of My brothers [and sisters], you* did [it] to Me.' (41) "Then He will also say to the [ones] at the left hand, 'Be going away from Me, the ones having been cursed, into the eternal fire, the one having been prepared for the Devil and his angels; (42) 'For I was hungry, and you* did not give Me [something] to eat; I was thirsty, and you* did not give Me [something] to drink; (43) I was a stranger, and you* did not take me in; naked, and you* did not clothe Me; sick and in prison, and you* did not look after Me.' (44) "Then _they_ also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungering or thirsting or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and we did not take care of You?' (45) "Then He will answer them, saying, 'Positively, I say to you*, to the degree that you* did not do [it] to one of these, the least, you* did not do [it] to Me.' (46) "And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

(26-1) And it happened, when Jesus finished all these words, He said to His disciples, (2) "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Humanity is being handed over to be crucified." (3) Then the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people were gathered together to the court of the high priest, the one being called Caiaphas. (4) And they plotted among themselves so that they should seize Jesus by deceit [or, treachery] and kill [Him]. (5) But they were saying, "Not during the feast, lest there be a riot among the people." (6) Now Jesus having been in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper [or, the one with a skin disease], (7) a woman came to Him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment [or, perfume], and she poured [it] on His head as He [was] reclining [to eat]. (8) But having seen [it], His disciples were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? (9) "For this ointment could have been sold for much and been given to poor." (10) But having known, Jesus said to them, "Why do you* cause the woman troubles [fig., bother the woman]? For she worked a good work to Me [or, performed a good deed for Me]. (11) "For you* always have the poor with yourselves, but you* do not always have Me. (12) "For when this [woman] put this ointment on My body, she did [it] to prepare Me for burial. (13) "Positively, I say to you*, wherever this Gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this [woman] did will also be spoken of-in memory of her." (14) Then one of the twelve, the one being called Judas Iscariot, having gone to the chief priests, (15) said, "What are you* willing to give to me, and _I_ will hand Him over to you*?" So they weighed out for him thirty silver [coins]. (16) And from that time on he began seeking a convenient moment so that he should betray Him. (17) Now on the first [day] of the [Feast of] Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus saying to Him, "Where do You desire [that] we will prepare for You to eat the Passover?" (18) So He said, "Be going away into the city, to such a one, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near; I am keeping the Passover with you [fig., in your house], with My disciples."'" (19) And the disciples did as Jesus directed them and prepared the Passover. (20) Now evening having come, He was reclining [to eat] with the twelve. (21) And while they are eating, He said, "Positively, I say to you*, one of you* will betray Me!" (22) And being extremely grieved, they began to be saying to Him, each of them, "Surely Lord, _I_ am not [the one], am I?" (23) But answering, He said, "The one having dipped his hand with Me in the bowl, this [one] will betray Me. (24) "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 would have been] good for him if that man had not been born!" (25) But Judas, the one betraying Him, answering said, "Surely Rabbi, _I_ am not [the one], am I?" He says to him, "_You_ said [it]." (26) Now while _they_ were eating, Jesus having taken the bread and having bestowed a blessing upon [it], broke [it] and began giving [it] to the disciples. And He said, "Take, eat; this is My body." (27) And having taken the cup and having given thanks, He gave [it] to them, saying, "Drink from it, all [of you]," (28) "for this is My blood, the [blood] of the New Covenant, the [blood] poured out on behalf of many for forgiveness of sins. (29) "But I say to you*, from now on by no means shall I drink of this fruit of the grapevine until that day when I shall be drinking it with you* new in the kingdom of My Father." (30) And having sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (31) Then Jesus says to them, "_You*_ will all be caused to stumble [fig, caused to fall away] because of Me on this night, for it has been written, 'I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' [Zech 13:7] (32) "But after I am raised, I will go before you* to Galilee." (33) But answering, Peter said to Him, "Even if all will be caused to stumble [fig., caused to fall away] because of You, _I_ will never be caused to stumble." (34) Jesus began saying to him, "Positively, I say to you, on this night, before a rooster crows three times you will deny [or, disown] Me." (35) Peter says to Him, "Even if it is necessary [for] me to die with You, by no means shall I deny [or, disown] You." And likewise said also all the disciples. (36) Then Jesus comes with them to a place being called Gethsemane. And He says to the disciples, "Sit here until which [time], having gone over there, I pray." (37) And having taken Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be grieving and to be suffering from distress. (38) Then Jesus says to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; stay here and keep watching with Me." (39) And having approached [God] a little [distance away], He fell on His face praying and saying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me. Nevertheless, not as _I_ desire, _but_ as You [desire]." (40) And He comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping. And He says to Peter, "So! You* were not able to keep watch one hour with Me, were you*? (41) "Keep watching and praying so that you* do not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed [is] willing [or, eager], but the flesh [is] weak." (42) Again a second time having gone away, He prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done." (43) And having come, He finds them again sleeping, for their eyes had been weighed down. (44) And having left them, having gone away again, He prayed a third time, saying the same thing. (45) Then He comes to His disciples and says to them, "Are you* still sleeping and resting? Look! The hour has drawn near, and the Son of Humanity is being betrayed into the hands of sinners! (46) "Be getting up! Let us go. Look! The one betraying Me has come near." (47) And while _He_ is still speaking, look!, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a large crowd, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people. (48) And the one betraying Him gave to them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss; it is He: arrest Him." (49) And immediately, having approached Jesus, he said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" And he affectionately kissed Him. (50) But Jesus said to him, "Friend, for what [or, why] are you here?" Then having approached, they laid hands on Jesus and seized Him. (51) And look! One of the [ones] with Jesus, having stretched out his hand, drew his sword, and having struck the slave of the high priest, he cut off his ear. (52) Then Jesus says to him, "Put your sword back into its place! For all the ones taking up a sword will die by a sword. (53) "Or do you think that I am not able [even] now to call upon My Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions [i.e. military units of 6,000 soldiers each] of angels? (54) "How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that in this way it is necessary [for it] to happen?" (55) In that hour [or, At that time] Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you* come out as against a robber [or, an insurrectionist] with swords and clubs to arrest Me? "Daily I was sitting with you* teaching in the temple, and you* did not arrest Me." (56) But all this has happened so that the Scriptures of the prophets shall be fulfilled." Then all the disciples having left Him fled. (57) Then the ones taking Jesus into custody led [Him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. (58) But Peter was following Him from a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest; and having entered inside, he was sitting with the [courtyard] attendants to see the end [or, outcome]. (59) Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole High Council [or, Sanhedrin] were seeking false testimony against Jesus, in order that they should put Him to death, (60) but they did not find [any]. And [even with] many false witnesses having come forward, they did not find [any]. (61) But later two false witnesses having come forward, said, "This One said, 'I am able to tear down the temple of God and by three days to build it." [cp. John 2:19] (62) And the high priest having stood up, said to Him, "Do You answer nothing? What are these [men] testifying against You?" (63) But Jesus kept silent. And answering, the high priest said to Him, "I put You under an oath by the living God, that You tell us if _You_ are the Christ, the Son of God." (64) Jesus says to him, "_You_ said [it]; nevertheless, I say to you*, from now on you* will see 'the Son of Humanity sitting at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven [or, the sky].'" [Psalm 110:1; Dan 7:13,14] (65) Then the high priest tore his clothing, saying, "He has blasphemed! What need do we still have of witnesses? Listen! Now you* heard His blasphemy. (66) "What do you* think?" And answering, they said, "He is deserving of death." (67) Then they spit into His face and beat Him with their fists, but others slapped [Him] with their hands [or, struck [Him] with a club], (68) saying, "Prophesy to us, O Christ! Who is the one striking You?" (69) Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a certain slave-girl approached him, saying, "_You_ also were with Jesus the Galilean." (70) But he denied [it] before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying." (71) Then _he_ having gone out to the porch, another [slave-girl] saw him and says to them there, "This one also was with Jesus of Nazareth." (72) And again he denied [it] with an oath, "I do not know the Man!" (73) Then after a little while, the ones standing by, having approached, said to Peter, "Surely _you_ also are [one] of them, for even your accent makes you evident [or, gives you away]." (74) Then he began to be calling down curses and to be taking an oath, "I do not know the Man!" And immediately a rooster crowed. (75) And Peter was reminded of the saying of Jesus, He having said to him, "Before a rooster crows three times you will deny [or, disown] Me." And having gone forth outside, he wept bitterly. [cp. Matt 26:34]

(27-1) Now morning having come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel [or, plotted] against Jesus, so as to put Him to death. (2) And having bound Him, they lead [Him] away and handed Him over to Pontius Pilate the governor. (3) Then Judas, the one betraying Him, having seen that he was condemned, having felt remorse, brought back the thirty silver [coins] to the chief priests and to the elders, (4) saying, "I sinned, having betrayed innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? _You_ will see [to it yourself]!" (5) And having thrown down the silver [coins] in the temple, he departed; and having gone away, he hanged himself. (6) But the chief priests having taken the silver [coins], said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is [the] price of blood [or, is blood money]." (7) So having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for a burial-place for strangers. (8) For this reason, that field was called, "Field of Blood," until this day. (9) Then was fulfilled the saying having been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty silver [coins], the price of the One having been priced, whom they priced from the sons of Israel, (10) and gave them for the field of the potter, just as the LORD directed me." [Jer 32:6-9] (11) Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are _You_ the King of the Jews?" But Jesus said to him, "_You_ say [it]." (12) And while He was being accused by the chief priests and the elders, He answered nothing. (13) Then Pilate says to Him, "You hear how many [things] they testify against You, do You not?" (14) And He did not answer him, not even in regards to one charge, with the result that the governor is quite amazed. (15) Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to [or, was in the habit of] releasing one prisoner to the crowd, [anyone] whom they were desiring. (16) Now they were holding then a well-known [or, notorious] prisoner being called Barabbas. (17) So when _they_ were gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you* desire [that] I release to you*, Barabbas or Jesus, the One being called Christ?" (18) For he knew that because of envy they handed Him over. (19) But while _he_ is sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Nothing to you and to that Righteous [One] [fig., Have nothing to do with that Righteous One], for many [things] I suffered today in a dream because of Him." (20) But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should request for themselves Barabbas, but Jesus they should kill. (21) So answering, the governor said to them, "Which of the two do you* desire [that] I release to you*?" Then they said, "Barabbas!" (22) Pilate says to them, "What then should I do with Jesus, the One being called Christ?" They all say to him, "Let Him be crucified!" (23) But the governor said, "For what evil did He do?" But they began shouting all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!" (24) So Pilate having seen that he is accomplishing nothing, _but_ rather a commotion is being made, having taken water, he washed his hands in full view of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this Righteous [One]! _You*_ will see [to it yourselves]." (25) And answering, all the people said, "His blood [be] on us and on our children!" (26) Then he released to them Barabbas. Then after having Jesus beaten with a whip, he handed [Him] over so that He should be crucified. (27) Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken Jesus into the Fortified Palace [or, Praetorium], gathered the entire garrison around Him. (28) And having stripped Him, they put around Him a scarlet cloak. (29) And having woven a victor's wreath [or, crown] out of thorns, they put [it] on His head and a reed in His right hand. And having knelt before Him, they kept ridiculing Him, saying, "Hail! The King of the Jews!" (30) And having spit on Him, they took the reed and began beating [Him] on His head. (31) And when they [had] ridiculed Him, they stripped the cloak off Him, and they put on Him His [own] garments, and they led Him away to crucify [Him]. (32) Then as they are going out they found a man, a Cyrenian, by name Simon: they forced this [man] into service so that he should carry His cross. (33) And having come to a place being called Golgotha, which is being called Place of a Skull, (34) they gave to Him wine vinegar having been mixed with gall to drink. And having tasted [it], He was not wanting to drink [it]. (35) Then having crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting a lot. (36) Then sitting down, they began watching over Him there. (37) And they put up over His head the accusation against Him, having been written, "This is Jesus: the King of the Jews." (38) At that time being crucified with Him [were] two robbers [or, insurrectionists], one on [His] right hand and one on [the] left. (39) Now the ones passing by were deriding Him, shaking their heads, (40) and saying, "The One tearing down the temple and in three days building [it]-save yourself! Since You are God's Son, come down from the cross!" (41) Then likewise also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders and Pharisees, ridiculing [Him], were saying, (42) "He saved others; He is not able to save Himself! Since He is King of Israel, let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him! (43) "He had confidence in God, let Him now deliver Him, if He wants Him, because He said, 'I am God's Son.'" (44) Now also the robbers [or, insurrectionists], the ones being crucified with Him, were insulting Him with the same [words]. (45) Then from the sixth hour [i.e., 12:00 noon] darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour [i.e., 3:00 p.m.]. (46) But about the ninth hour [i.e., 3:00 p.m.] Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying [in Aramaic], "'Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?'" this is, "'My God, My God, why did You abandon Me?'" [Psalm 22:1] (47) Then some of the ones having stood there, having heard, began saying, "This [One] is calling Elijah!" (48) And immediately, one of them having ran and having taken a sponge and having filled [it] with wine vinegar and having put [it] around a reed, began giving [it] to Him to drink. (49) But the rest said, 'Leave [Him] alone! Let us see if Elijah comes to take Him down.'" (50) Then Jesus having again cried out with a loud voice released His spirit. (51) And look! The veil [or, curtain] of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split. (52) And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the holy ones [or, saints] having fallen asleep [fig., having died] were raised. (53) And having come out from their tombs after His resurrection, they went into the holy city [i.e. Jerusalem] and appeared to many. (54) So the centurion and the [ones] with him having watched over Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the [things] having been done, were extremely frightened, saying, "Truly this [One] was God's Son!" (55) Now many women were there watching from a distance, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, (56) among whom was Mary the Magdalene [or, Mary, a woman from Magdala], and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. (57) Now evening having come, a rich man from Arimathea came, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple to Jesus. (58) Having approached Pilate, this one requested for himself the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up [to him]. (59) And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen cloth, (60) and laid it in his new tomb, which he [had] cut in the rock. And having rolled a large stone against [or, to] the entrance of the tomb, he went away. (61) Now Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting in full view of the grave. (62) Then the next day, that is after the preparation [day], the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, (63) saying, "Lord, we remembered that that deceiver said while yet living, 'After three days I am being raised.' (64) "Therefore, command the grave to be secured until the third day, lest His disciples having come by night should steal Him and say to the people, 'He was raised from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse [than] the first." (65) Then Pilate said to them, "_You_ have a guard [of soldiers]; be going away; secure [it] as you* know [how]." (66) So having gone, they secured the grave, having sealed the stone, together with the guard [of soldiers].

(28-1) Now after [the] Sabbaths, at the dawning into [the] first [day] of the week [i.e. early Sunday morning], Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the grave. (2) And look! A great earthquake occurred, for an angel of the Lord having come down out of heaven, having come to [the tomb], rolled away the stone from the entrance and was sitting on it. (3) Now his appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow. (4) But the ones keeping guard shook because of the fear of him, and they became as dead [men]. (5) Then answering, the angel said to the women, "_You*_, stop being afraid! For I know that you* seek Jesus, the One having been crucified. (6) "He is not here! For He was raised, just as He said! Come, see the place where the Lord was lying. (7) "And go quickly, say to His disciples, 'He was raised from the dead!' And listen! He is going before you* to Galilee; there you* will see Him. Listen! I told you*." (8) And having gone out quickly from the tomb, with fear and great joy, they ran to report to His disciples. (9) But as they were going to tell to His disciples, and look!, Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" So having approached, they take hold of His feet and prostrated themselves in worship before Him. (10) Then Jesus says to them, "Stop being afraid! Be going, report to My brothers that they should go away to Galilee, and there they will see Me." (11) Now while they are going, look!, some of the guard [of soldiers] having come into the city reported to the chief priests all the [things] having happened. (12) And having been gathered together with the elders, and having taken counsel [or, having plotted], they gave much money to the soldiers, (13) saying, "Say, 'His disciples having come by night stole Him while we were sleeping.' (14) "And if this is heard by the governor, _we_ will persuade him, and we will make you* free from anxiety [fig., will keep you* out of trouble]." (15) So having received the money, they did as they were taught. And this account was spread widely among Jews until this day. (16) But the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus appointed [or, designated] to them. (17) And having seen Him, they prostrated themselves in worship before Him, but some were doubtful. (18) And having approached, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth was given to Me. (19) "When you* have gone, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to be observing all [things], as many as I commanded you*. And listen! _I_ am with you* all the days, until the conclusion of the age! So be it!" [Gr. amen, and throughout NT].

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