Now after these things the teacher appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, where he himself was about to come. 2 And he said to them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the owner of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs in the middle of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes; and salute no man on the way. 5 And into whatever house you shall enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in that same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9 and heal the sick that are in it, and say to them, The kingdom of Yahweh has come near to you. 10 But into whatever city you shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of it and say, 11 Even the dust from your city, that adheres to our feet, we wipe off against you: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of Yahweh has come near. 12 I say to you, It shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to the grave. 16 He that hears you hears me; and he that rejects you rejects me; and he that rejects me rejects him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Teacher, even the demons are subject to us in your name. 18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you. 20 Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and did reveal them to babes: yes, Father; for so it was well pleasing in your sight. 22 All things have been delivered to me of my Father: and no one knows who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him. 23 And turning to the disciples, he said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see: 24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which you hear, and heard them not.
25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 And he said to him, What is written in the law? How do you read it? 27 And he answering said, You shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart; and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. 28 And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live. 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Yahshua, And who is my neighbor? 30 Yahshua made answer and said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And in like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, 34 and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the host, and said, Take care of him; and whatever you spend more, I, when I come back again, will repay you. 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? 37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. And Yahshua said to him, Go, and do you likewise.
38 Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Miriam, who also sat at Yahshua’s feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving; and she came up to him, and said, Teacher, did you not care that my sister did leave me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. 41 But the Teacher answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things: 42 but one thing is necessary: for Miriam has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
And it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, that when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Rabbi, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father, who is in heaven. Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation.
5 And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him; 7 and he from inside shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give you? 8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will arise and give him as many as he needs. 9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10 For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 11 And of which of you that is a father shall his son ask a loaf, and he will give him a stone? Or a fish, and he for a fish will give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
14 And he was casting out a demon that was dumb. And it came to pass, when the demon was gone Out, the dumb man spoke; and the multitudes marveled. 15 But some of them said, By Beelzebub the prince of the demons he casts out demons. 16 And others, trying him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I by the finger of Yahweh cast out demons, then is the kingdom of Yahweh come upon you. 21 When the strong man fully armed guards his own court, his goods are in peace: 22 but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. 23 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters. 24 The unclean spirit when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will turn back to my house where I came out. 25 And when he has come, he finds it swept and garnished. 26 Then he goes and takes to him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.
27 And it came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which you did suck. 28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of Yahweh, and keep it.
29 And when the multitudes were gathering together to him, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation: it seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah. 30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
33 No man, when he has lighted a lamp, puts it in a cellar, neither under the bushel, but on the stand, that they which enter in may see the light. 34 The lamp of your body is your eye: when your eye is sound, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Look therefore whether the light that is in you be not darkness. 36 If therefore your whole body be full of light, having no part dark, it shall be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining does give you light.
37 Now as he spoke, a Pharisee asks him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. 38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first bathed himself before dinner. 39 And the Teacher said to him, Now you the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. 40 You foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give for alms those things which are inside; and behold, all things are clean to you.
42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over justice and the love of Yahweh: but these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! For you are as the tombs which appear not, and the men that walk over them know it not.
45 And one of the lawyers answering said to him, Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also. 46 And he said, Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 So you are witnesses and consent to the works of your fathers: for they killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 Therefore also said the wisdom of Yahweh, I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute; 50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary: yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation. 52 Woe to you lawyers! For you took away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.
53 And when he was come out from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press upon him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things; 54 laying wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.
1 In the mean time, when the many thousands of the multitude were gathered together, so much that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples first of all, Beware you of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 But there is nothing covered up, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what you have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. 4 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, who after he has killed has power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I say to you, Fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two assarii? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of Elohim. 7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: you are of more value than many sparrows. 8 And I say to you, Every one who shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of Elohim: 9 but he that denies me in the presence of men shall be denied in the presence of the angels of Elohim. 10 And every one who shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, be not anxious how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say: 12 for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.
13 And one out of the multitude said to him, Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me. 14 But he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 15 And he said to them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. 16 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry. 20 But Yahweh said to him, You foolish one, this night is your soul required of you; and the things which you have prepared, whose shall they be? 21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward Elohim.
22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. 23 For the life is more than the food, and the body than the raiment. 24 Consider the ravens, that they sow not, neither reap; which have not store-chamber nor barn; and Elohim feeds them: of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to the measure of his stature? 26 If then you are not able to do even that which is least, why are you anxious concerning the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; yet I say to you, Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if Elohim does so clothe the grass in the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more shall he clothe you, O you of little faith? 29 And seek you not what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: but your Father knows that you have need of these things. 31 Yet seek the kingdom of Yahweh, and these things shall be added to you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell that which you have, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which do not become old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief draws near, neither moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning; 36 and be you yourselves like to men looking for their Master, when he shall return from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may straightway open to him. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the Master when he comes shall find watching: truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and shall come and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through. 40 Be you also ready: for in an hour that you think not the Son of man comes.
41 And Peter said, Rabbi, do you speak this parable to us, or even to all? 42 And the Master said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his Master shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his Master when he comes shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say to you, that he will set him over all that he has. 45 But if that servant shall say in his heart, My master delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 the master of that servant shall come in a day when he expects not, and in an hour when he knows not, and shall severely scourge him, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant, who knew his master’s will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; 48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And to whomever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they commit much, of him will they ask the more.
49 I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, No; but rather division: 52 for there shall be from now on five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 They shall be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
54 And he said to the multitudes also, When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, There comes a shower; and so it comes to pass. 55 And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, There will be a scorching heat; and it comes to pass. 56 You hypocrites, you know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven: but how is it that you know not how to interpret this time? 57 And why even of yourselves judge you not what is right? 58 For as you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be released from him; lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge shall deliver you to the officer, and the officer shall cast you into prison. 59 I say to you, You shall by no means come out from there, till you have paid the very last mite.