And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city. 2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Yahshua seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven. 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes. 4 And Yahshua knowing their thoughts said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (then says he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified Yahweh, who had given such authority to men.
9 And as Yahshua passed by from there, he saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the place of toll: and he says to him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. 10 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Yahshua and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Teacher eat with the publicans and sinners? 12 But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go you and learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? 15 And Yahshua said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast. 16 And no man puts a piece of undressed cloth upon an old garment; for that which should fill it up takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old wine-skins: else the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins perish: but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins, and both are preserved.
18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, there came a ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Yahshua arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: 21 for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole. 22 But Yahshua turning and seeing her said, Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. 23 And when Yahshua came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute-players, and the crowd making a tumult, 24 he said, Give place: for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the crowd was put forth, he entered in, and took her by the hand; and the damsel arose. 26 And the fame of this went forth into all that land.
27 And as Yahshua passed by from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, you son of David. 28 And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Yahshua says to them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yes, Master. 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done to you. 30 And their eyes were opened. And Yahshua strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 31 But they went forth, and spread abroad his fame in all that land.
32 And as they went forth, behold, there was brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon. 33 And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons casts he out demons.
35 And Yahshua went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good tidings of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and scattered, as sheep not having a shepherd. 37 Then says he to his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few. 38 Pray you therefore the owner of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.
And he called to him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; Jacob the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; Jacob the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judah Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve Yahshua sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans: 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely you received, freely give. 9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your purses; 10 no wallet for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food. 11 And into whatever city or village you shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there remain till you go forth. 12 And as you enter into the house, salute it. 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon 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 forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you; 18 yes, and before governors and kings shall you be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what you shall speak. 20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you. 21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for truly I say to you, You shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man comes.
24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his Master. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his Master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household! 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak you in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father: 30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: 36 and a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that does not take his burden and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me. 41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward: and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you he shall certainly not lose his reward.
And it came to pass when Yahshua had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Messiah, he sent by his disciples 3 and said to him, Are you he that comes, or are we to look for another? 4 And Yahshua answered and said to them, Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them. 6 And blessed is he, whoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.
7 And as these went their way, Yahshua began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken with the wind? 8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft raiment are in kings’ houses. 9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. 10 This is he, of whom it is written,
Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
Who shall prepare your way before you.
11 Truly I say to you, Among them that are born of women there has not arisen a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and men of violence take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, this is EliYah, that is to come. 15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like to children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their fellows 17 and say, We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon. 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! And wisdom is justified by her works.
20 Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not. 21 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 in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted to heaven? You shall go down to the grave: for if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
25 At that season Yahshua answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, that you did hide these things from the wise and understanding, and did reveal them to babes: 26 yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to me of my Father: and no one knows the Son, save the Father; neither does any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
At that season Yahshua went on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat. 2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said to him, Behold, your disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the sabbath. 3 But he said to them, Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him; 4 how he entered into the house of Yahweh, and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 But I say to you, that one greater than the temple is here. 7 But if you had known what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Master of the sabbath.
9 And he departed from there, and went into their synagogue: 10 and behold, a man having a withered hand. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said to them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day. 13 Then says he to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
15 And Yahshua perceiving it withdrew from there: and many followed him; and he healed them all, 16 and charged them that they should not make him known: 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, 18 Behold, my servant whom I have chosen;
My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased:
I will put my Spirit upon him,
And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not quarrel, nor cry aloud;
Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed shall he not break,
And smoking flax shall he not quench,
Till he sends forth judgment to victory.
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.
22 Then was brought to him one possessed with a demon, blind and dumb: and he healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons. 25 And knowing their thoughts he said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. 28 But if I by the Spirit of Yahweh cast out demons, then is the kingdom of Yahweh come upon you. 29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will plunder his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters. 31 Therefore I say to you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You off-spring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 And I say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from you. 39 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet: 40 for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 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. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and finds it not. 44 Then he says, I will return into my house where I came out; and when he has come, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then he goes, and takes with himself 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. Even so shall it be also to this evil generation.
46 While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood outside, seeking to speak to him. 47 And one said to him, Behold, your mother and your brethren stand outside, seeking to speak to you. 48 But he answered and said to him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! 50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.