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Chapter 1

IN the beginning ELOHEEM created heaven and land.

2 The land was without form, and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep. The Spirit of ELOHEEM moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And ELOHEEM said, Let there be light: then was light.

4 And ELOHEEM saw the Light, that it was good: and ELOHEEM divided light from darkness.

5 And ELOHEEM called light Day, and darkness was called Night. Evening and morning, the first day.

6 And ELOHEEM said, Let there be a solid expanse in the midst of waters which divided waters from waters.

7 And ELOHEEM made the solid expanse, which would divide the waters from those which would be under the solid expanse from the waters which would be above the solid expanse thusly.

8 And ELOHEEM called the solid expanse heaven. Evening and morning, the second day.

9 And ELOHEEM said, Let the waters under heaven be gathered together into one place, a dryness appearing.

10 And ELOHEEM called the dryness Land; the gathering together of the waters was called Sea: ELOHEEM saw good.

11 And ELOHEEM said, Let the Land bring forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees yielding fruit after his kind, thereby seeding the land.

12 And the Land brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after his kind, trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, after his kind: and ELOHEEM saw good.

13 Evening and morning, the third day.

14 And ELOHEEM said, Let there be lights in the solid expanse, heaven, to divide the Day from the Night; and let them be for signs, seasons, days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the solid expanse, heaven, to light the land.

16 And ELOHEEM made two great lights; the greater light to rule the Day, the lesser light to rule the Night, and the stars.

17 And ELOHEEM set them in the solid expanse, heaven, to light the land,

18 And to rule over the Day and over the Night, dividing light from darkness: and ELOHEEM saw good.

19 Evening and morning, the fourth day.

20 And ELOHEEM said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving persons that has life, and fowls tofly above the land beneath the solid expanse, heaven.

21 And ELOHEEM created mighty dragons, living persons that moved, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, winged fowls after their kind: and ELOHEEM saw good.

22 And ELOHEEM blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, multiply, fill the waters in the sea, and let fowl multiply in the land.

23 Evening and morning, the fifth day.

24 And ELOHEEM said, Let the land bring forth the living persons after their kind, beasts, moving beings, the living of the land after their kind.

25 And ELOHEEM made the living of the land after their kind, beasts after their kind, everything that moves upon the ground after their kind: and ELOHEEM saw good.

26 And ELOHEEM said, Let us make adamites in our image, after our likeness: let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowls of the air, over the beasts, over all the land, over all moving beings that move upon the land.

27 So ELOHEEM created adamites in their image, in the image of ELOHEEM created they them; male and female created they them.

28 And ELOHEEM blessed them. ELOHEEM said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, replenish the land, subdue it, have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowls of the air, over all living beings that move upon the land.

29 And ELOHEEM said, Behold, We give herbs bearing seed upon the face of the land, and trees, fruitful trees, yielding seed; to be eaten.

30 And to every living of the land, to every fowl of the air, and to everything that moves upon the land, wherein is life, green herbs to be eaten.

31 And ELOHEEM saw that which had been done as very good. Evening and morning, the sixth day.

Chapter 2

THUS heaven and land was finished and their hosts.

2 And on the seventh day ELOHEEM finished their work which they did; and they rested on the seventh day from their work which was done.

3 And ELOHEEM blessed the seventh day sanctifying it because they rested from the work which ELOHEEM created and did.

4 This is the races of heaven and land after being created in the day that YAHWAH ELOHEEM had it done in land and in heaven,

5 Before plants of the field were in the land, before herbs of the field grew: because YAHWAH ELOHEEM had not brought rain upon the land, neitherexisted THE ADAM to serve the ground.

6 But there came up mists from the land, watering the whole face of the ground.

7 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM formed THE ADAM from the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and THE ADAM became a living person.

8 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put THE ADAM whom he had formed.

9 And out of the ground made YAHWAH ELOHEEM to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; which parted becoming four heads.

11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where is gold;

12 And the gold of that land was good: there was bdellium and onyx stones.

13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Cush.

14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

15 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM took THE ADAM, putting him into the garden of Eden to serve it and to keep it.

16 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM commanded THE ADAM, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may eat freely:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall die the death.

18 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM said, It is not good that THE ADAM should be alone; I will make him a supporting helper.

19 And from the ground YAHWAH ELOHEEM formed up all living beings of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought unto THE ADAM to see what he would call them: and whatsoever THE ADAM called every living person, that was the name.

20 And THE ADAM gave names to all beasts, to the fowls of the air, and to every living being of the field; but for THE ADAM there was not found a supporting helper.

21 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM caused a deep sleep to fall upon THE ADAM, and he slept: and HE took a piece of his side, and closed up the flesh;

22 And the side piece, which YAHWAH ELOHEEM had taken from THE ADAM, made HE woman, bringing her to THE ADAM.

23 And THE ADAM said, This now bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh: she is called Woman, because she was taken from Man.

24 Therefore shall man leave father, and mother, and shall stay with his wife being one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, THE ADAM and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Chapter 3

NOW the serpent was more crafty than any living being of the field which serpent YAHWAH ELOHEEM had made. And the serpent said to the woman, Yes, has the ELOHEEM said, You all shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, the ELOHEEM has said, You all shall not eat of it, neither shall you all touch it, lest you all die.

4 And the serpent said to the woman, You all shall not die the death:

5 For the ELOHEEM does know that in the day you all eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you all shall be as ELOHEEM knowing good and evil.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was delightful to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make wise, she took the fruit, and did eat, and gave to her husband, and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of these two were opened, and they knew nakedness; and sewed fig leaves making sewn together loin-coverings.

8 And they heard the voice of YAHWAH ELOHEEM coming into the garden in the cool of the day: and THE ADAM and his wife hid themselves from the presence of YAHWAH ELOHEEM amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM called unto THE ADAM, and said to him, Where are you?

10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?

12 And THE ADAM said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave this tree, and I did eat.

13 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I did eat.

14 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM said to the serpent, Because you did this, you are cursed to be below all beasts, and all living beings of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all your living days:

15 And I will put hatred between you and the woman, and between your SEED and her SEED; He shall wound your head, and you shall wound His heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

17 And unto THE ADAM he said, Because you have hearkened unto the voice of your wife, and have eaten the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life;

18 Also thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herbs of the field;

19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: formed from dust, and you shall return unto dust.

20 And THE ADAM called his wife’s name Eve, mother of life.

21 Unto THE ADAM also and to his wife did YAHWAH ELOHEEM make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 And YAHWAH ELOHEEM said, Behold, THE ADAM is become as one of Us, knowing about good and evil; and now lest he puts forth his hand, and also takes of the tree of life, eats, and lives into the Ages:

23 YAHWAH ELOHEEM therefore sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to serve the ground from where he was taken.

24 So He expelled THE ADAMS; and placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims with turning flaming swords to preserve the Way to the tree of life.

Chapter 4

THE ADAM also knew the Eve his wife; her first conception brought forth Cain, and she said, I have gotten a man against YAHWAH.

2 And she continued to bring forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd of sheep, but Cain was a server of the ground.

3 And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto YAHWAH.

4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And YAHWAH had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was greatly angered, and his face was cast down.

6 And YAHWAH said to Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your face cast down?

7 If you please, shall it not be raised up? And if you please not, then sin couchs at the door, and you desire it, and it rules you.

8 As Cain spoke unto Abel his brother in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him.

9 And YAHWAH said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?

10 And he said, What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cried unto me from the ground.

11 And now you are being cursed from the ground, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand;

12 When you serve the ground, it shall not continually give you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the land.

13 And Cain said to YAHWAH, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from your face I shall be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the land; and it shall come to pass, anyone that finds out shall kill me.

15 And YAHWAH said to him, Therefore whosoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And YAHWAH put a sign on Cain, lest any finding out should kill him.

16 And Cain went out from the face of YAHWAH, and dwelt in the land of Nod, to the east of Eden.

17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle harps and pipes.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; all you wives of Lamech, hearken unto my words: for I have slain men to my own wounding, and young men to my own hurting.

24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

25 And THE ADAM knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For the ELOHEEM, said she, has appointed me another SEED instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: they began calling out the name YAHWAH.

Chapter 5

THIS is the book of the adamites race. In the day that ELOHEEM created adamites, in the likeness of ELOHEEM made they them;

2 Male and female created they them; and blessed them, and called their name adamites, in the day when they were created.

3 And THE ADAM lived two hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

4 And the days of THE ADAM after he had begotten Seth were seven hundred years, and he begat sons and daughters:

5 And all the days that THE ADAM lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.

6 And Seth lived two hundred and five years, and begat Enos,

7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos seven hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

9 And Enos lived one hundred and ninety years, and begat Cainan:

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan seven hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.

12 And Cainan lived one hundred and seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel seven hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

15 And Mahalaleel lived one hundred and sixty-five years, and begat Jared:

16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared seven hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.

18 And Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and he begat Enoch:

19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years: and he died.

21 And Enoch lived one hundred and sixty-five years, and begat Methuselah:

22 And Enoch walked with the ELOHEEM after he begat Methuselah two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years:

24 And Enoch walked with the ELOHEEM: and he was not; for the ELOHEEM took him.

25 And Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begat Lamech:

26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begat sons and daughters:

27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years: and he died.

28 And Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-eight years, and begat a son:

29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which YAHWAH has cursed.

30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred and sixty-five years, and begat sons and daughters:

31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and fifty-three years, and he died.

32 And Noah was five hundred years old and Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Chapter 6

AND it came to pass, when adamites began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of eloheem saw the daughters of adamites that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 And YAHWAH said, My spirit shall not always strive with adamites, for that they are also flesh: yet their days shall be one hundred and twenty years.

4 There were Nephilim giants in the land in those days; and also after that, because the sons of eloheem came in unto the daughters of adamites, and they bare children to them, these giants of ancient times were enosh men of renown.

5 And YAHWAH saw that the wickedness of these adamites was great in this land, and that every imagination of the thoughts of their mind was only evil continually.

6 And it sorrowed YAHWAH that adamites were made in this land, and it grieved him in his mind.

7 And YAHWAH said, I will blot out these created adamites from the face of the ground; the adamites, the beasts, the moving things, the fowls of the air; for it sorrows me that they were made.

8 But Noah found grace in the sight of YAHWAH.

9 These are the descendants of Noah: Noah was a man being righteous and perfect in his gene-race-aion, and Noah walked with the ELOHEEM.

10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The land also was corrupt before the ELOHEEM, and the land was filled with violence.

12 And the ELOHEEM looked upon this land, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all this flesh had corrupted their ways upon this land.

13 And the ELOHEEM said to Noah, The end of all this flesh is come before me; for this land is filled with violence by them; and, behold, I will destroy them with this land.

14 Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it inside and outside with pitch.

15 And this is the fashion which you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shall you make in the ark, and in a cubit shall you finish it above; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side thereof; inside the lower part, second, and third stories shall you make it.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon this land, to destroy all this flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and everything that is in this land shall die.

18 But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of beasts after their kind, of every moving thing of the ground after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto you, to keep them alive.

21 And take you unto you of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.

22 Thus did Noah; according to all that the ELOHEEM commanded him, so did he.

Chapter 7

AND YAHWAH said to Noah, Come you and all your household into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this gene-race-aion.

2 Of every clean beast you shall take to you by seven males and seven females: and of unclean beasts by two, the male and female.

3 Also fowls of the air by seven males and seven females; living seed to live on the face of this land.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon this land forty days and forty nights; and every thing of living substance that was made will I wipe off from the face of the ground.

5 And Noah did according unto all that YAHWAH commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters were upon this land.

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

8 Of clean beasts, of unclean beasts, of fowls, and of everything that moves upon the ground,

9 They went in by twos and twos unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as the ELOHEEM had commanded Noah.

10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon this land.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, this same day were broken up great deep fountains, and windows were opened from beneath heaven.

12 And rains fell upon this land forty days and forty nights.

13 In the selfsame day Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ark;

14 They with all living after their kind, all beasts after their kind, all moving things that moves upon the land after their kind, all fowls after their kind, and all the winged birds.

15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark twos by twos of all flesh, wherein was the breath of life.

16 And they that went in, went in male and female pairs of every flesh, as the ELOHEEM had commanded him: and YAHWAH shut them up inside.

17 And the flooding was forty days upon this land; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above this land.

18 And the waters prevailed increasing greatly over this land; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

19 And the waters prevailed greatly; greatly covering the lofty mountains of this land under heaven.

20 Over fifteen cubits the prevailing waters covered these mountains.

21 And all flesh died that moved upon this land, of fowl, of beasts, of living things, of moving things that move upon this land, and of adamites:

22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, upon this dry land, died.

23 And every thing of living substance was wiped off of the face of the ground, both adamites, beasts, moving things, and fowl beneath the heaven; and they were destroyed from this land: and only Noah, and they that remained with him in the ark, lived.

24 And the waters prevailed over this land one hundred and fifty days.



Psalm 22
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.

MY God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you far from delivering me, and from the words of my roaring?

2 O ELOHEEM, I cried in the day time, but you answered not; and in the night time, and have not ceased.

3 But you are sanctified, O you that inhabite the praises of Israel.

4 Our fathers trusted in you: they trusted, and you did aid them.

5 They cried unto you, and were delivered: they trusted in you, and were not confounded.

6 But I am a worm, and not man; a reproach of adamites, and despised of the people.

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8 He trusted in YAHWAH that he would aid him: let him rescue him, seeing he delighted in him.

9 You took me out of the womb: you gave me confidence even from my mother’s breasts.

10 I was cast upon you from the matrix: you are my God from my mother’s womb.

11 Be not far from me for trouble nears; none helps.

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong ones of Bashan have beset me all around.

13 Their mouths rip me open like tearing, roaring lions.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15 My strength is dried up like parched earth; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and you have brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I may count all my bones: they look staring at me.

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my apparel.

19 But be not you far from me, O YAHWAH: O my strength, hasten you to help me.

20 Rescue my person from the sword; me being alone from the hands of dogs.

21 DELIVER me from the lion’s mouth: for you will answer me from the lifted up hills.

22 I will declare your name unto my brethren: in the midst of the leaders I will praise you.

23 You all that fear YAHWAH, praise him; all you all the seed of Jacob, glorify him; sojourn with him, all you all the seed of Israel.

24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the afflictions of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he hears.

25 My praise shall be of you amoung the great leaders: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise YAHWAH that seek him: your heart shall live eternally.

27 All the ends of the lands shall remember and return unto YAHWAH: and all the kindreds in the nations shall worship before you.

28 For the Kingdom is YAHWAH’S: and he rules the nations.

29 The fat upon the land eat and worship: they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: none can keep alive his own person.

30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to my Lord for gene-race-aions.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he does it all.


Psalm 23
A Psalm of David.

YAHWAH is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He causes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.

3 He restores my person: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you cover my head with oil; my cup runs over.

6 Truly, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell eternally in the house of YAHWAH.


PSALM 27
A Psalm of David.

YAHWAH is my light and my DELIVERANCE; whom shall I fear? YAHWAH is the strength of my life; whom shall I fear?

2 When the EVIL, my enemies, and my foes, come upon me to devour my flesh, they fall down and fail.

3 Though hosts should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though battles should rise against me, I am confident.

4 I have one desire of YAHWAH which I seek after; that I may dwell in the household of YAHWAH all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of YAHWAH, and to search out his palace.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall lay me up inside his coverning: in the secret place of his dwelling he shall hide me; he shall set me up upon rock.

6 And now shall my head be held up above my enemies round about me: therefore will I sacrifice in his dwelling sacrifices of joyous shouting; I will sing, yes, I will sing out praises unto YAHWAH.

7 Hear, O YAHWAH, I call with my voice: also have mercy upon me, and answer me.

8 You said, Seek you all my face; my heart said to you, I seek your face YAHWAH.

9 Hide not your face from me; turn not away your servant in anger: you have been my help; forsake me not, forsake me not O ELOHEEM of my DELIVERANCE.

10 When my father and my mother forsook me, then YAHWAH gathered up me.

11 Teach me your ways, O YAHWAH, and lead me on level paths, because of my enemies.

12 Give not me unto the persons of my enemies: for lying witnesses rise up against me breathing out violence.

13 I had fainted, except I had believed to see the goodness of YAHWAH in the land of the living.

14 Wait on YAHWAH: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on YAHWAH.


Psalm 58
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.

DO you all indeed speak righteousness, O silent? Do you all judge uprightly, O you all sons of adamites?

2 Yes, in the heart you all work wickedness; you all ponder violence for your hands throughout the land.

3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

4 Their poison is like the poison of serpents: stopping their ears, they are like deaf asps

5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers joined together charming never so wisely.

6 Break their teeth, O ELOHEEM, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O YAHWAH.

7 Send them away as flowing waters: when bending bows to shoot arrows, cut them down.

8 As snails melt, make them pass away, like the untimely birth of a woman, and never see the Light of day.

9 Before your vessels feel these thorns, he shall take them away in a whirlwind, these living for his wrath.

10 The righteous shall rejoice when they shall see this vengeance: they shall wash their feet in the blood of the wicked.

11 Therefore adamites shall say, The righteous are rewarded for the ELOHEEM judges in the land.


Psalm 82
A Psalm of Asaph.

THE ELOHEEM stands in the whole congregation of the mighty; he judges among ELOHEEM.

2 How long will you all judge unjustly, and accept the faces of the wicked? Selah.

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5 These wicked know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the land are out of course.

6 I have said, You all are ELOHEEM; and all of you are children of the most High.

7 But you all shall die like adamites, and fall like one of the princes.

8 Arise, O ELOHEEM, judge the land because you SHALL inherit all nations.


Psalm 100
A Psalm of praise.

CRY out unto YAHWAH all you all lands.

2 Serve YAHWAH with joy: enter his presence triumphantly

3 Knowing YAHWAH ELOHEEM is making us, not we ourselves. Being his people, sheep of his pasture,

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his court with praise confessing his blessed name.

5 YAHWAH’S goodness, everlasting mercy, and truth is from gene-race-aion to gene-race-aion.



Chapter 6

IN the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, SANCTIFIED, SANCTIFIED, SANCTIFIED, is YAHWAH of hosts: the whole land is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, YAHWAH of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you all indeed, but understand not; and see you all indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without adamites, and the land be utterly desolate,

12 And YAHWAH has removed adamites far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the sanctified seed shall be the substance thereof.

Chapter 12

AND in that day you shall say, O YAHWAH, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you comfortedst me.

2 Behold, God is my DELIVERANCE; I will trust, and not be afraid: for praising YAHWAH is my strength and song; also he is my DELIVERANCE.

3 Therefore with joy shall you all draw water out of the wells of DELIVERANCE.

4 And in that day shall you all say, Praise YAHWAH, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

5 Sing unto YAHWAH; for he has done excellent things: all the lands know this.

6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitants of Zion: for great is the Sanctified One of Israel in the midst of you.

Chapter 28

WOE to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

2 Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the land with the hand.

3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looks upon it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.

5 In that day shall YAHWAH of Hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,

6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith you all may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

13 But the word of YAHWAH was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

14 Wherefore hear the word of YAHWAH, you all scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

15 Because you all have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with the grave are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

16 Therefore thus said the Lord YAHWAH, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.

17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with the grave shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you all shall be trodden down by it.

19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

21 For YAHWAH shall rise up as in the mountain of Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

22 Now therefore be you all not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord YAHWAH of Hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole land.

23 Give you all ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

24 Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?

25 When he has made plain the face thereof, does he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?

26 For the ELOHEEM does instruct him to discretion, and does teach him.

27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

28 Bread grain is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.

29 This also comes forth from YAHWAH of Hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

Chapter 40

COMFORT you all, comfort you all my people, said the ELOHEEM.

2 Speak you all comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of YAHWAH’S hand double for all her sins.

3 The voice of him that cried in the wilderness, Prepare you all the Way of YAHWAH, make straight in the desert a highway for the ELOHEEM.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places smooth:

5 And the glory of YAHWAH shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of YAHWAH has spoken it.

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

7 The grass withers, the flower fades: because the spirit of YAHWAH blows upon it: surely the people are grass.

8 The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of the ELOHEEM shall stand forever.

9 O Zion, that bring good tidings, get you up into the high mountains; O Jerusalem, that bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold your ELOHEEM!

10 Behold, the Lord YAHWAH will come with strong hands, and his arms shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the land in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

13 Who has directed the Spirit of YAHWAH, or being his counseller has taught him?

14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the paths of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the ways of understanding?

15 Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing.

16 And Lebanon is not enough to burn, or the living in it enough for a burnt offering.

17 All nations before him are nothing; and to him they are counted as less than nothing, and vanity.

18 To whom then will you all liken God? or what likeness will you all compare unto him?

19 The workman melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts silver chains.

20 He that is so impoverished that he has no oblation chooses a tree which will not rot; he seeks unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, which shall not be moved.

21 Have you all not known? Have you all not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you all not understood from the foundations of the lands?

22 It is he that sits upon the circle of the lands, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:

23 That brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the lands as vanity.

24 Yes, they shall not be planted; yes, they shall not be sown: yes, their stock shall not take root in the lands: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

25 To whom then will you all liken me, or shall I be equal, said the Sanctified One?

26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things that brings out their hosts by number: he calls all them by names by the greatness of his strength, for that he is mighty in strength; not like man’s that fails.

27 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My ways are hid from YAHWAH, and my judgments are passed over by the ELOHEEM?

28 Have you not known? have you not heard, the everlasting ELOHEEM, YAHWAH, the Creator of the ends of the lands, is not wearied, neither is fatigued? and yet there is no searching of his understanding.

29 He gives strength to the weary; and to them that have no strength he increases abundantly.

30 Even the youth shall be weary and fatigued, and the young men shall stumble and fall:

31 But they that wait on YAHWAH shall grow up in their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be fatigued; they shall walk, and not be weary.

Chapter 53

WHO has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of YAHWAH revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry land: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of the ELOHEEM, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and YAHWAH has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his gene-race-aion? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased YAHWAH to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his person an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of YAHWAH shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his person, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his person unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.



Chapter 4

IF you will return, O Israel, said YAHWAH, return unto me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight, then shall you not moan.

2 And you shall swear, YAHWAH lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

3 For thus said YAHWAH to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

4 Circumcise yourselves to YAHWAH, and take away the foreskins of your heart, you all men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench,because of the evil of your doings.

5 You all declare in Judah, and hearken in Jerusalem; saying, Blow you all the trumpets in the land: cry, Gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

6 Setting up the standards toward Zion, seeking refuge, stay not, for I will bring evil from the north, and great destruction.

7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the nations is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make your land desolate; your cities shall be laid waste, without inhabitants.

8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of YAHWAH is not turned back from us.

9 And it shall come to pass at that day, said YAHWAH, The heart of the king shall perish along with the hearts of the princes; and the priests shall be confounded, and the prophets shall be dumbfounded.

10 Then said I, Ah, Lord YAHWAH! Surely you have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, who say, You all shall have peace; whereas the sword reaches unto their persons.

11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,

12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them.

13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots as whirlwinds: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you be DELIVERED. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge inside of you?

15 For a voice declares from Dan, and wickedness is heard from mount Ephraim.

16 You all make mention in the nations; behold, even heard in Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far land, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.

17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, said YAHWAH.

18 Your ways and your doings have procured these things unto you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reaches into your heart.

19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart roars inside of me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my person, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.

21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

22 For my people are fools, they have not known me; these children play the fool, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

23 I beheld the land, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and no light in heaven.

24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

25 I beheld, and, lo, no adamites, and all the birds under heaven were fled.

26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of YAHWAH, by his fierce anger.

27 For thus has YAHWAH said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

28 For this shall the land mourn, and heaven above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city forsaken, and no man dwells therein.

30 And when you are spoiled, what will you do? Though you cloth yourself with crimson, though you deck you with ornaments of gold, though you rent your face with colors, in vain shall you make yourself beautiful; your lovers will despise you, they will abuse your person.

31 For I have heard sounds as of women in travail, the anguish as of her that brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, bewailing herself, spreading her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my person is wearied because of murderers.

Chapter 31

AT the same time, said YAHWAH, will I be the ELOHEEM of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

2 Thus said YAHWAH, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

3 YAHWAH has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you.

4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets, and shall go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

5 You shall yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.

6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mountain of Ephraim shall cry, Arise you all, and let us go up to Zion unto YAHWAH ELOHEEM.

7 For thus said YAHWAH; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish you all, praise you all, and say, O YAHWAH, DELIVER your people, the remnant of Israel.

8 Behold, I will bring them from the north land, and gather them from the coasts of the land, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travails with child together: great leaders shall return there.

9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

10 Hear the word of YAHWAH, O you all nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock.

11 For YAHWAH has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.

12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of YAHWAH, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their person shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow anymore at all.

13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

14 And I will satiate the person of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said YAHWAH.

15 Thus said YAHWAH; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachael weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.

16 Thus said YAHWAH; Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears: for your work shall be rewarded, said YAHWAH; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

17 And there is confidence in your end, said YAHWAH, that your children shall come again to their own border.

18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn you me, and I shall be turned; for you are YAHWAH ELOHEEM.

19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yes, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, said YAHWAH.

21 Set you up waymarks, make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.

22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for YAHWAH has created a new thing in the land, A woman shall compass a man.

23 Thus said YAHWAH of Hosts, the ELOHEEM of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; YAHWAH bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of sanctification.

24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.

25 For I have satiated the weary person, and I have replenished every sorrowful person.

26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.

27 Behold, the days come, said YAHWAH, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of adamite, and with the seed of beast.

28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, said YAHWAH.

29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every adamite that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

31 Behold, the days come, said YAHWAH, and I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand bringing them out of the land of Egypt; because they broke my covenant, although I was a husband unto them, said YAHWAH:

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said YAHWAH, I will put my laws upon their mind, and write them upon their hearts; I will be to them ELOHEEM, and they shall be into me a people.

34 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know YAHWAH: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, said YAHWAH: for I shall forgive their iniquity, and I shall remember their sins no more.

35 Thus said YAHWAH, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divides the sea when the waves thereof roar; YAHWAH of Hosts is his name:

36 If those ordinances depart from before me, said YAHWAH, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.

37 Thus said YAHWAH; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the land searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, said YAHWAH.

38 Behold, the days come, said YAHWAH, that the city shall be built to YAHWAH from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.

39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be sanctified unto YAHWAH; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down anymore forever.

Chapter 33

MOREOVER the word of YAHWAH came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

2 Thus said YAHWAH the maker thereof, YAHWAH that formed it, to establish it; YAHWAH is his name;

3 Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

4 For thus said YAHWAH ELOHEEM of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;

5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of adamites, whom I have slain in my anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.

6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.

9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and a honor before all the nations of the land, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.

10 Thus said YAHWAH; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you all say shall be desolate without adamite and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without adamite, and without inhabitant, and without beast,

11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise YAHWAH of Hosts: for YAHWAH is good; for his mercy endures forever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of YAHWAH. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, said YAHWAH.

12 Thus said YAHWAH of Hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without adamite and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be a habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.

13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that tells them, said YAHWAH.

14 Behold, the days come, said YAHWAH, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

16 In those days shall Judah be DELIVERED, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, YAHWAH our righteousness.

17 For thus said YAHWAH; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

19 And the word of YAHWAH came unto Jeremiah, saying,

20 Thus said YAHWAH; If you all can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;

21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

23 Moreover the word of YAHWAH came to Jeremiah, saying,

24 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which YAHWAH has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.

25 Thus said YAHWAH; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and land;

26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.



Chapter 31

AND it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of YAHWAH came unto me, saying,

2 Son of Adam, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom are you like in your greatness?

3 Behold, the Assyrian Nation was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a shading canopy, and of an exalted stature; and his top had thick foliage.

4 The waters made him great, their depths set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plant, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.

5 Therefore his stature was exalted above all the trees of the field, his main branches increased, and all his branches grew longer because of the many stretched out waters.

6 In his top branches all the fowls under heaven made their nests, under his branches all the living of the field brought forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great Nations.

7 Thus was he handsome in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by many waters.

8 The cedars in the garden of the ELOHEEM could not hide him: the fir trees had no top branches like his, and the chesnut trees had no branches like his; nor any tree in the garden of the ELOHEEM was like unto him in his beauty.

9 I have made him handsome by the multitude of his branches: so that all the Trees of EDEN, in the garden of the ELOHEEM, envied him.

10 Therefore thus said the Lord YAHWAH; Because you have lifted up yourself in height, and he has shot up his top among the thick branches, and his heart is lifted up in his height;

11 I have therefore delivered him into the hands of the powers of the Nations; they shall do him in: I drove him out because of his wickedness.

12 And strangers, the terrible Nations, have cut him down, and have forsaken him: upon the mountains and in the valleys his branches rot, beside the rivers of the land all his branches are broken in pieces; and the people of the land are gone down from his shadow, and have forsaken him.

13 Upon his carcase shall all the fowls under heaven dwell, and all the living of the field shall be upon his branches:

14 To the end that none of the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick branches, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the land, in the midst of the children of adamites, with them that go down to the pit.

15 Thus said the Lord YAHWAH; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.

16 I made the Nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to the grave with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the land.

17 They also went down into the grave with him unto those slain with the sword; and those his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the Nations.

18 To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shall you be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the land: you shall lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, said the Lord YAHWAH.

Chapter 37

THE hand of YAHWAH was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of YAHWAH, and set me down in the midst of the valley full of bones,

2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

3 And he said to me, Son of Adam, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord YAHWAH, you know.

4 Again he said to me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say to them, O you all dry bones, hear the word of YAHWAH.

5 Thus said the Lord YAHWAH unto these bones; Behold, I will cause Spirit to enter into you, and you all shall live:

6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put the Spirit in you, and you all shall live; and you all shall know YAHWAH.

7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there were noises and rattlings as bones came together, bone to bone.

8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them over: but there was no Spirit in them.

9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the Spirit, prophesy, son of Adam, and say to the Spirit, Thus said the Lord YAHWAH; Come from the four quarters Spirit, O Spirit breathe upon these slain and they will live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the Spirit came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said to me, Son of Adam, these bones are the whole house of ISRAEL: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our expectation is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, Thus said the Lord YAHWAH; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into Israel’s lands.

13 And you all shall know YAHWAH, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my Spirit in you, and you all shall live, and I will place you in your own lands: then shall you all know that I YAHWAH have spoken it, and performed it, said YAHWAH.

15 The word of YAHWAH came again unto me, saying,

16 Moreover, you son of Adam, take you one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the sons of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all his companions of the family of Israel:

17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand.

18 And when the sons of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not tell us what you mean by this?

19 say to them, Thus said the Lord YAHWAH; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which was in the hand of Ephraim, and his companions from the tribes of Israel, and will put it with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand.

20 And the sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

21 And say to them, Thus said the Lord YAHWAH; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, where they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own lands:

22 And I will make them one nation in the lands upon Israel’s mountains; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms anymore at all:

23 Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will DELIVER them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I am their ELOHEEM.

24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the lands that I gave to Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and those wherein they shall dwell, even these lands, and their children, and their children’s children forever: and my servant David shall be their captain forever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them forever.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yes, I am their ELOHEEM, and they are my people.

28 And the nations shall know that I YAHWAH do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forever.


Chapter 1

THE book of the gene-race-aion of Jesus [YAHWASUA, YAHWAH’S deliverer] the anointed, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brothers;

3 And Judah begat Pharez and Zarah of Tamar; and Pharez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram;

4 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon;

5 And Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon out of Uriah’s her;

7 And Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijam; and Abijam begat Asa;

8 And Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Jehoram; and Jehoram begat Ahaziah;

9 And Ahaziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah;

10 And Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah;

11 And Josiah begat Jehoahaz and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jehoahaz begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zerubbabel;

13 And Zerubbabel begat Abihud; and Abihud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azur;

14 And Azur begat Zadok; and Zadok begat Ascham; and Ascham begat Elude;

15 And Elude begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Mattan; and Mattan begat Jacob;

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus [YAHWASUA], who is called the anointed.

17 Therefore all of these gene-race-aions; fourteen gene-race-aions from Abraham to David; and fourteen gene-race-aions from David until the carrying away into Babylon; and fourteen gene-race-aions from the carrying away into Babylon unto the anointed.

18 But the birth of Jesus [YAHWASUA] the anointed was thus: For his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child out of the Sanctifying Spirit.

19 But Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to put her to open shame, willed to put her away secretly.

20 But thinking these things, behold, the angel of YAHWAH appeared to him according to a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary your wife: for in her is begotten out of the Sanctifying Spirit.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Jesus for he [YAHWASUA, YAHWAH’S deliverer] shall DELIVER his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of YAHWAH by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which is with interpretation, God with us.

24 But Joseph awoke from sleep did as the angel of YAHWAH had commanded him, and took his wife,

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son, and called his name Jesus.

Chapter 2

NOW when Jesus [YAHWASUA] was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [magi] coming from the east into Jerusalem,

2 Said, Where is he born King of the Judeans? For we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.

3 But hearing this Herod, the king, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And of the people he gathered all the chief priests and scribes. Being beside them he demanded, Where was the anointed born?

5 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for so it is written through the prophet,

6 And you Bethlehem, the least of Judah’s land not being in the governors of Judah, for out of you he shall come out governing who shall feed my people Israel.

7 Then Herod secretly called the wise men [magi], exactly inquiring of them the time the star appeared.

8 And he dispatched them into Bethlehem, saying, Go search diligently about the child; but when he is found, a message send out to me, that I also may come to worship him.

9 But hearing the king, they departed; and, behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came to stand above where the child was.

10 But seeing the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.

11 And coming into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and fell down worshipping him: and opening their treasures, they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

12 And according to a dream of YAHWAH, they returned not unto Herod departing into their country by another way.

13 But, they having departed, behold, the angel of YAHWAH appeared to Joseph according to a dream, saying, Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and you be there until I speak words to you, for Herod shall seek the child to destroy him.

14 But at night he arose taking the child and his mother, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it was fulfilled which was spoken of YAHWAH through the prophet, saying, my son I called out of Egypt.

16 Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked of the wise men [magi], was exceedingly wroth, and sent forth to kill all the young ones in Bethlehem, and in all their coasts, from two years old and down, according to the time which he had exactly inquired of the wise men [magi].

17 Then was fulfilled which was spoken under Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

18 A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and weeping, and much mourning, Rachael weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

19 But Herod being dead, behold, an angel of YAHWAH appears according to a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

20 Saying, Arise, take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they died which sought the child’s person.

21 But he arose, taking the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But hearing that Archelaus reigned upon Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there: but, according to a dream of YAHWAH, he departed into the part of the Galilee:

23 And he came to dwell in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets that of Nazareth he shall be called.

Chapter 3

IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

2 And saying, Repent you all: for the kingdom of heaven draws near.

3 For this is spoken of under Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, You all prepare the Way of YAHWAH, make his path straight.

4 But he, John, had his raiment from camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; but his food was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then proceeded Jerusalem unto him, and all Judea, and all the country round about Jordan,

6 And they were baptized in the Jordan river under him. They confessed out of their sins.

7 But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming upon his baptism, he said to them, O race of vipers, what warns you to flee from the willed wrath?

8 Therefore make fruits worthy of repentance:

9 And think not to say in yourselves, We have a father, Abraham: for I say to you that YAHWAH can out of these stones raise up children of Abraham.

10 But also now the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore all trees not making honourable fruit are cut down, and into fire are cast.

11 Truly I baptized you all in water into repentance, but he coming after me is my stronger, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he will baptize you all in the Sanctifying Spirit and Fire:

12 Whose fan in his hand, and he purges throughly his floor, and he gathers his wheat into the barn, but he burns the chaff with unquenchable fire.

13 Then YAHWASUA came from Galilee upon Jordan unto John, to be baptized under him.

14 But John forbad, saying, I have need to be baptized under you, and you come unto me?

15 But YAHWASUA answering said unto him, Suffer now: for so it is becoming us to fulfil all righteousness, then he suffered him.

16 And YAHWASUA, baptized, went up immediately from the water: and, behold, the heavens opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of YAHWAH descending like a dove, and it came upon him:

17 And behold a voice out of heaven, said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Chapter 4

THEN YAHWASUA was led under the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted under the devil.

2 And having fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterwards.

3 And tempting him he came saying, If you are the Son of YAHWAH, say that these stones become bread.

4 But he answering said, It is written, Adamite does not live upon bread only, but upon every saying that proceeds through the mouth of YAHWAH.

5 Then the devil took him into the sanctified city, and stood him upon a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And said to him, If you are the Son of YAHWAH, cast yourself down: for it is written that He commanded his angels about you: and they shall bear you up in hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

7 YAHWASUA said to him again, it is written, You all shall not tempt YAHWAH ELOHEEM.

8 Again, the devil took him into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the World, and the glory of them;

9 And said to him, All these things I will give you, if falling down you will worshipping me.

10 Then YAHWASUA said to him, Satan go: for it is written, You shall worship your YAHWAH ELOHEEM, and him only shall you serve.

11 Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

12 But YAHWASUA hearing that they delivered John, he departed into Galilee;

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came to dwell into Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the coasts of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14 That it would be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea, the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the nations;

16 The people which sat in darkness have seen a great light; and they which sat in the region and shadow of death, his light arises.

17 From then YAHWASUA began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven draws near.

18 But YAHWASUA, walking beside the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting nets into the sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 But immediately leaving the nets, they followed him.

21 And going thence, he saw two other brothers of Zebedee, James and his brother John, in a ship with their father Zebedee, mending their nets; and he called them.

22 But immediately they left the ship and their father, and followed him.

23 And YAHWASUA went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all sicknesses and all diseases in the people.

24 And hearing of him went into all Syria: and they brought him all having sicknesses stricken of different diseases, and torments, and devils, and lunatics, and palsies, and he healed them.

25 And many multitudes followed him from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and the other side of Jordan.

Chapter 5

BUT seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and having sat, his disciples came unto him:

2 And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying,

3 Blessed will be the poor of spirit because theirs shall be the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed will be those mourning because they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed will be the meek because they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed will be those hungering and thirsting of righteousness because they shall be filled.

7 Blessed will be those merciful because they shall have mercy.

8 Blessed will be the pure of heart because they shall see YAHWAH.

9 Blessed will be the peacemakers because they shall be called the sons of YAHWAH.

10 Blessed will be they which are pursued for righteousness’ sake because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you all, when they shall revile and pursue you, and shall say all evil sayings according to lying of you, for my sake.

12 Rejoice and jump for joy that you have many rewards in the heavens: for so they pursued the prophets which were before you.

13 You all are the salt of the earth: but if salt is flavorless, in what is it salted? Yet one can do nothing, except cast it out, and trample it accordingly under men.

14 You all are the Light of the World. A city set above upon a mountain cannot be hid.

15 Neither is a lamp burned, and put under a bushel, but upon a lamp stand, and it shines in all the house.

16 So your light will shine before men that they will see your honourable works, and will glorify your Father which is in the heavens.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For truly I say to you, Till whatsoever of heaven and earth shall pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall pass away from the law, till whatsoever of all is fulfilled.

19 Therefore, whosoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men thus, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever that shall do and teach, shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say to you all, That except your righteousness shall abound more than the scribes and Pharisees, you all shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 You all have heard that it was said of old, You shall not murder; but whosoever that murders shall of the judgment be in danger:

22 But I say to you that all being angry with their brother without cause shall of judgment be in danger: but whosoever that says to their brother, Vain, shall of the council be in danger: but whosoever that says, Foolish, shall into Gehenna’s fire be in danger.

23 Therefore, if you offer your gift upon the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything accordingly toward you;

24 Leave there your gift before the altar, and first go be changed toward your brother, and then come offer your gift.

25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; lest this adversary delivers you to the judge, and the judge delivers you to the officer, and you are cast into prison.

26 Truly I say to you, You shall not go out of there, till whosoever has paid the last farthing [half a penny].

27 You all have heard that it was said of old, You shall not commit adultery:

28 But I say to you, All that look on a woman to desire her, have now committed adultery with her in their heart.

29 But if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members perish, and not your whole body be casted into Gehenna.

30 And if your right hand offend you, cut it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members perish, and not your whole body be casted into Gehenna.

31 But it is said that whosoever which puts away his wife, give her a divorcement:

32 But I say to you all that whosoever which puts away his wife, except for the word of whoredom, makes her commit adultery: and if you all which put her away marry, you all commit adultery.

33 Again, you all have heard that it was said of old, Do not swear falsely, but pay your oaths to YAHWAH:

34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither in heaven; that is YAHWAH’S throne:

35 Neither in earth; that is his footstool: neither into Jerusalem; that is the city of the great King.

36 Neither swear in your head, that you cannot make one hair white or black.

37 But let your words be, Yes, yes; No, no. But exceeding these things comes out of evil.

38 You all have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say to you, Resist not evil: but they smiting you upon your right cheek, and to them turn the other.

40 And they wanting to judge you and take your tunic, and leave them the robe to have.

41 And they compelling you to go one mile, go with them two.

42 They asking you, give. They wanting to borrow from you, turn not away.

43 You all have heard that it was said, Love your neighbour, and hate your enemy.

44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them cursing you, do honourable to them hating you, and pray over them which insult you, and pursue you;

45 That you all are being the children of your Father in the heavens: that his sun rises upon the evil and the good, and it rains upon the just and upon the unjust.

46 For if you all love who loves you, who has the reward? And do not the publicans themselves?

47 And if you all salute only your brethren, what more have you all done? And do not the publicans likewise?

48 Therefore, you all shall be perfect, even as your Father which is perfect in heaven.

Chapter 6

BEWARE, do not your alms before men to be seen unto them, else you all will have no reward by the side of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore, when you all do alms, sound not a trumpet before you, as do the hypocrites in the synagogues and in the streets, that they are glorified under men. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward.

3 But you do alms: your left hand knows not what your right hand does

4 That your alms be in secret, and your Father which sees in secret, himself, shall reward you in the open.

5 And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites that desire to pray standing in the synagogues and in the street corners, whatsoever, that they appear to men. Truly I say to you that they have their reward.

6 But you, when you pray, enter into your secret chamber shutting your door, and pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you in the open.

7 But when you all pray, repeat not words as the heathen for they think that they shall be heard in their many words.

8 Therefore, be not like them for your Father knows who has needs before you all ask him.

9 Therefore, you all thus pray, Our Father which is in heaven, Sanctify your name [YAHWAH].

10 Your Kingdom come. Your will be as in heaven and upon the earth.

12 And forgive us our debts, and as we forgive our debtors.

13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil: For yours is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, into the Ages. Amen.

14 For if you all forgive men their trespasses, and your Father in heaven will forgive you all:

15 But if you all forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 But when you all fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for their faces vanish, that they may appear to fast unto men. Truly I say to you that they have their reward.

17 But all you fasting, spread oil on your head, and wash your face;

18 That you appear not unto men to fast, but unto your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you in the open.

19 Store you not treasure upon earth, where moth and rust vanishes, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But store you treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust vanishes, and where thieves break not through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, and there will be your heart.

22 The lamp of the body is the eye: therefore, if your eye be undivided, your whole body will be full of light.

23 But if your eye be evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light in you is darkness, how much is that darkness?

24 No one can serve two lords: for he will either hate the one, and love the other; he will either hold to the one, and despise the other. You all cannot serve YAHWAH and mammon.

25 This I say to you, Take no thought for your person, what you all shall eat, and what you all shall drink; neither your body, what you all shall put on. Is not the person more than food, and the body than raiment?

26 Look upon, into the birds of heaven that sow not, neither reap, neither gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you all much better than they?

27 Which out of you taking thought can add one cubit [18 inches] upon his stature?

28 And why take you all thought about raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they labor not, neither spin:

29 But I say to you that neither Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these.

30 But if YAHWAH so clothe the grass of the field, being today, and tomorrow cast into the oven, not you more? Many of little faith!

31 Therefore, take no thought saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?

32 (After all these do the nations seek,) for your heavenly Father sees that you all need all these.

33 But seek first the kingdom of YAHWAH and his righteousness, and all these shall be added unto you.

34 Therefore, take no thought into tomorrow for tomorrow will take thought of its things; the sufficient day, itself evil.

Chapter 7

NONE judge that will not be judged,

2 For in the judgement that you all judge, you all shall be judged: and in the measure that you all measure, again to you all it shall be measured.

3 But what speck do you see in your brother’s eye, but considers not the beam in your eye?

4 Or how will you say to your brother, Leave me to pull out the speck from your eye; and, behold, the beam in your eye?

5 Hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your eye; and then you will see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother’s eye.

6 Give not the sanctified to dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them in their feet, and turn to rend you.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you all shall find; knock, and it shall open to you:

8 For all asking shall receive; and they seeking shall find; and they knocking shall it open.

9 Or what man is out of you, which if his son asks bread, he will not give him a stone?

10 And if he asks a fish, he will not give him a serpent?

11 Therefore, if you all being evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give them good asking him?

12 Therefore, everything you all would that men should do to you, and so do you all to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter through the narrow gate: that wide gate and broad way lead into destruction, and many are them which enter:

14 That narrow gate and troubling way, which lead into life, and few are finding them.

15 But beware from false prophets [pseudoprophetes], which come to you in sheep’s raiment, but inside they are ravening wolves.

16 You all will know them from their fruits. Do you all gather grapes from thorns, or figs from briers?

17 So all good trees bring forth honourable fruit; but corrupt trees bring forth evil fruit.

18 Good trees cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither corrupt trees bring forth honourable fruit.

19 All trees not bringing forth honourable fruit are cut out, and cast into the fire.

20 Therefore, from their fruits you all will know them.

21 Not all saying to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but they doing the will of my Father in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did not we prophesied in your name? And we casted out devils in your name. And we did much power in your name.

23 And then I will profess to them that I never knew you: depart from me, you all working iniquity.

24 Therefore, all who hear these words of mine, and do them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And rains descended, and floods came, and winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And all hearing these words of mine, and do them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, which built his house upon sand:

27 And rains descended, and floods came, and winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great in its fall.

28 And it came to pass, when YAHWASUA had ended these words, the multitudes were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught in them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Chapter 8

BUT he coming down from the mountain, many multitudes followed him.

2 And, behold, a leper came worshipping him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can cleanse me.

3 And YAHWASUA put forth a hand grasping him, saying, I will; you are cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4 And YAHWASUA said to him, See you tell no one; but go show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded into their witness.

5 But YAHWASUA entering into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him,

6 And saying, Lord, my young one lies paralyzed in the house, terribly tormented.

7 And YAHWASUA said to him, I, I will come to heal him.

8 The centurion answered and declared, Lord, I am not worthy that you enter under my roof: but only command the word, and you shall heal my young one.

9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to him, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does.

10 But YAHWASUA hearing, marvelled, and said to they following, Truly I say to you, I have not found so much faith, not in Israel.

11 But I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

12 But these sons of the kingdom cast out into outer darkness: there they shall weep and gnash teeth.

13 And YAHWASUA said to the centurion, Go; and as you believed, it is done to you. And his young one was healed in that hour.

14 And YAHWASUA coming into Peter’s house, saw his wife’s mother cast down, and fevered.

15 And he grasped her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and served him.

16 But being evening, many possessed with devils were brought, and his word cast out these spirits, and all being sick were healed:

17 Being fulfilled that spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and sicknesses he bares.

18 But YAHWASUA, seeing many multitudes about him, commanded to go into the other side.

19 And one scribe came to him, saying, Teacher, I will follow you wheresoever if you go.

20 And YAHWASUA said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven nests; but the Son of Adam has no where a head to lay.

21 But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.

22 But YAHWASUA said to him, Follow me and leave the dead to bury their dead.

23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

24 And, behold, a great tempest arose in the sea so that the ship was covered under the waves, but he slept.

25 And his disciples came to raise him, saying, Lord, DELIVER us: we perish.

26 And he said to them, Why are you fearful? You of little faith. Then rising he rebuked the wind and the sea; and they became a great calm.

27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner is this, and that the wind and the sea obey him!

28 And he came into the other side into the country of the Gergesenes. Two met him, possessed with devils, coming out of the graves, exceeding fierce, so that none could pass through that way.

29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What of us and you, YAHWASUA, Son of YAHWAH? Have you come here before the time to torment us?

30 But far off from them was a herd of many swine feeding.

31 But the devils besought him, saying, If you cast us out, permit us to go into the herd of swine.

32 And he said to them, Go. But coming out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, all the herd of swine accordingly ran down a steep place into the sea and died in the water.

33 But they feeding them fled, and went into the city telling all, and they possessed of the devils.

34 And, behold, all the city came out into a meeting with YAHWASUA, and seeing him they besought that he would depart from their coasts.

Chapter 9

AND entering into a ship, he passed through and came into his own city.

2 And, behold, they brought him a paralytic lying upon a bed, and YAHWASUA seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Child, be of good courage; I forgive you of your sins.

3 And, behold, certain scribes said in themselves, This is blasphemy.

4 And YAHWASUA knowing their thoughts said, Why think you all evil in your hearts?

5 For what is easier, to say, I forgive you of sin; or to say, Arise, and walk?

6 But that you all will know that the Son of Adam has authority upon earth to forgive sin, (then he said to the paralytic,) Arise, take up your bed, and go into your house.

7 And he arose, and departed into his house.

8 But the multitudes seeing, marvelled and glorified YAHWAH which gave a man such authority.

9 And YAHWASUA passing from there saw a man, called Matthew, sitting upon the office of taxation: and he said to him, Follow me. And arising, he followed him.

10 And it came to pass, he reclined at a meal in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at a meal with YAHWASUA and his disciples.

11 And the Pharisees seeing, said to his disciples, Why eats your Teacher with publicans and sinners?

12 But YAHWASUA hearing, said to them, They having strength need not a physician, but they having sickness.

13 But go learn what it is, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners into repentance.

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples fast not?

15 And YAHWASUA said to them, The sons of the bridechamber cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. But the day comes when the bridegroom is taken from them, and then they will fast.

16 But no one puts a piece of new cloth upon an old garment, for it, the filler piece, will take from the garment, and the rent becomes worse.

17 Neither is new wine put into old bottles, or else the bottles burst, and the wine pours out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, one ruler came worshipping him that said, My daughter has now died: but come lay your hands upon her, and she will live.

19 And YAHWASUA and his disciples arose following him.

20 And, behold, a woman, having a flow of blood twelve years, came behind grasping the fringe of his garment:

21 For she said in herself, If only I grasp his garment, I shall be DELIVERED.

22 But YAHWASUA turned, and seeing her, he said, Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has DELIVERED you, and from that hour the woman was DELIVERED.

23 And when YAHWASUA came into the ruler’s house, and saw the pipers and the multitude making a noise,

24 He said to them, Depart, for the damsel has not died, but sleeps. And they accordingly ridiculed him.

25 But when the multitude was cast out, he entered taking her hand, and the damsel arose.

26 And his fame went out into all that land.

27 And YAHWASUA departed out of that place. Two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Son of David, be merciful to us.

28 But coming into the house, the blind men came to him, and YAHWASUA said to them, Believe you all that I can do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord.

29 Then grasping their eyes, he said, According to your faith be it to you.

30 And their eyes opened; and YAHWASUA straitly charged them, saying, See none know.

31 But departing, they spread abroad his fame in all that land.

32 But he going out, behold, a dumb man possessed with a devil was brought to him.

33 And casting out the devil, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes marvelled saying that, It has never appeared thus in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said, In being the prince of devils, he casts out devils.

35 And YAHWASUA went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all sickness and all disease in the people.

36 But seeing the multitudes, he had compassion about them, that they were fainting, and cast about as sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then said he to his disciples, Truly much harvest, but few workers;

38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest that he cast out workers into his harvest.

Chapter 10

AND calling his twelve disciples, he gave them authority so that they themselves could cast out unclean spirits, and heal all sicknesses and all diseases.

2 But the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, James of Zebedee, and John his brother,

3 And Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican, James of Alpheus, and Lebbæus called Thaddæus,

4 Simon the Zealot, and Judah of Kerioth and which delivered him.

5 These twelve YAHWASUA sent commanding them, saying, Go not into the way of nations, and enter not into Samaritan cities:

6 But go rather unto the perishing sheep of the house of Israel.

7 But go preaching, saying that, The kingdom of heaven draws near.

8 They being sick heal, lepers cleanse, those being dead raise again, devils cast out: you all freely received, freely give.

9 Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles,

10 Nor scrip, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor staffs into the way, for the worker is worthy of his food.

11 But into whatsoever city or town you all enter, inquire in it who is worthy; and there dwell till you all go out.

12 But entering into a home, salute it.

13 And if truly the home be worthy, your peace shall come upon it: but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return unto you.

14 And which if not receiving you, nor hearing your word, go out of that house or city shaking off the dust of your feet.

15 Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold, I send you all as sheep in the midst of wolves: therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

17 But beware for from those men will you all be delivered into councils, and in their synagogues will you all be whipped;

18 And you all will be brought upon governors and kings, but into them and the nations you all will be witnesses for my sake.

19 But when you all are delivered, take no thought how or what you all will speak: for it will be given you all in that hour what you all will speak.

20 For you all are not speaking, but the Spirit of your Father which is speaking in you all.

21 But brother will deliver brother into death, and father child: and children will rise up upon parents and put them to death.

22 And you all will be hated under all through my name: but those enduring into the end will be DELIVERED.

23 But when they pursue you in this city, flee into another: for truly I say to you, You shall not have finished the cities of Israel till whatever things come of the Son of Adam.

24 The disciple is not above the teacher, nor the servant above his Lord.

25 It is enough that the disciple be as his teacher, and the servant as his Lord. If they call the householder Baalzebub, how much more they of the household?

26 Therefore fear not them, for nothing is hidden that shall not be revealed; and secret that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, speak in light, and what you hear into the ear, preach upon the house tops.

28 And fear nothing from what kills the body, but has no power to kill the person: but fear more what has power to destroy both person and body in Gehenna.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing [half a penny]? And one out of them shall not fall upon the ground without the will of your Father.

30 But also the hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Therefore fear not, you are better than many sparrows.

32 Therefore all which confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But who denies me before men, I also will deny him before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I come casting peace upon earth: I come not casting peace, but a sword.

35 For I come severing a man according to his father, and the daughter according to her mother, and the daughter in law according to her mother in law.

36 And men’s enemies are of their households.

37 They desiring father or mother above me are not worthy of me: and they desiring son or daughter above me are not worthy of me.

38 And they which take not their cross, and follow after me, are not worthy of me.

39 They finding their person lose it: and they losing their person for my sake find it.

40 They receiving you receives me, and they receiving me receives him sending me.

41 They receiving a prophet into the name of a prophet receive a prophet’s reward; and they receiving the righteous into the name of the righteous receive the righteous’ reward.

42 And if that which gives one of these a little cup of cold to drink only into the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, He shall never lose his reward.

Chapter 11

AND it came to pass, when YAHWASUA finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed out of there teaching and preaching in their cities.

2 But John in prison hearing of the works of the anointed, dispatched two of his disciples,

3 To him, saying, Are you who comes, or look we for another?

4 And YAHWASUA answering said to them, Go tell John what you all hear and see:

5 Blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers cleansed, and deaf hear, dead rise again, and poor have the gospel preached.

6 And blessed are they, which if they are not offended in me.

7 But going, these things YAHWASUA began saying to the multitudes about John, What came you all out into the wilderness to see? A reed under wind shaking?

8 But what came you all out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold, they of soft wearing are in kings’ houses.

9 But what came you all out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and exceeding a prophet.

10 For this is he, about whom it was written, Behold, I shall send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.

11 Truly I say to you, In those born of women none has risen againg greater than John the Baptist: but the younger in the kingdom of heaven is his greater.

12 But from the days of John the Baptist till now the kingdom of heaven is violated, and violators seize it.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John.

14 And if you all will receive, he is Elijah, which should come.

15 They having ears to hear, hear.

16 But what is like this gene-race-aion? It is like youths sitting in the markets, and calling to their friends,

17 And said, They piped for you, and you all did not dance; they cut you down, and you all did not lament.

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and you said, He has a devil.

19 The Son of Adam came eating and drinking, and you said, Behold a man, a glutton, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. And wisdom is justified from its children.

20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his powers were done that they repented not:

21 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! That if the power, which was done in you, was done in Tyre and Zidon, they would have whatsoever repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 Moreover I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Zidon in a day of judgment, than you.

23 And you, Capernaum, which is exalted unto heaven, you shall be brought down unto the grave [hades]: that if the power, which was done in you, was done in Sodom, it would whatsoever abide unto this day.

24 Moreover I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable of the land of Sodom in a day of judgment, than you.

25 In that time YAHWASUA answering said, Father I confess you, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, and have revealed them to babes.

26 Yes Father that you desire even in your presence.

27 All things are delivered to me under my Father: and none know the Son, if not the Father; neither knows any the Father, if not the Son, and to whom if the Son will reveal.

28 Come unto me, all laboring and loaded heavily, and I will refresh you.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; that I am meek and humble of heart: and your person shall find rest.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

Chapter 12

IN that time, on the sabbath, YAHWASUA went through the grain; and his disciples were hungry, and began picking and eating the ears of grain.

2 But the Pharisees seeing, said, Behold, your disciples do which is not lawful to do in the sabbath.

3 But he said to them, Have you all not read what David, and they with him, did when they were hungry?

4 How they entered into the house of YAHWAH, and ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him, neither with him, to eat, if not only the priests?

5 Or have you all not read in the law, that on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are innocent?

6 But I say to you, That greater than the temple is here.

7 But if you all knew what it is, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, whosoever of the innocent you all would not have condemned.

8 For the Son of Adam is the Lord and the Sabbath.

9 And leaving there, he came into their synagogue:

10 And, behold, a man had a withered hand. And they [Pharisees] asked him [YAHWASUA], saying, If it was lawful to heal on the sabbath? That they could accuse him.

11 And he said to them, What man shall be out of you, which has one sheep, and if it therefore falls into a ditch on the sabbath, will he not take it and raise it again?

12 Therefore, How much better a man than a sheep? So then is it lawful to do well on the sabbath?

13 Then he said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched out; and it was restored whole as the other.

14 But the Pharisees went out, accordingly they took themselves a council that they would destroy him.

15 But YAHWASUA knowing, departed from there: and many multitudes followed him, and he healed them all,

16 And charged them that they not make him known:

17 That it would be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

18 Behold my young one, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my person is well pleased: I have put my spirit upon him, and he shall bring the message from judgment to the nations.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any hear his voice in the street.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he casts out whatsoever of judgment into victory.

21 And in his name shall the nations trust.

22 Then they brought to him a possessed of devils, blind, and dumb. And, therefore, he healed him, the blind and dumb. And he spoke and saw.

23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Is not this the Son of David?

24 But the Pharisees hearing, said, This cast not out devils if not in Baalzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And YAHWASUA knowing their thoughts, said to them, All kingdoms dividing themselves accordingly shall be desolated; and all cities or houses dividing themselves accordingly shall not stand.

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided upon himself; therefore how shall his kingdom stand?

27 And if I in Baalzebub cast out devils, in what do your sons cast out? Through this they themselves shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils in the Spirit of YAHWAH, the kingdom of YAHWAH has, now therefore, come upon you.

29 Or how can one enter into a strong house, and spoil its vessels, if not first binding the strong? And then its house is spoiled.

30 Who being not with me, are they according to me? And who gathers together not with me, they scatter.

31 Through this I say to you, All sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven those men.

32 And whosoever which say a word accordingly of the Son of Adam, it shall be forgiven them: but whosoever which say accordingly of the Sanctifying Spirit, it shall not be forgiven them, neither in this Age, nor in that to come.

33 Which of the trees are made honourable, and their fruit honourable? Which of the trees are made corrupt, and their fruit corrupt? For out of their fruit the trees are known.

34 Progeny of vipers, how can you all, being evil, speak good? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart casts out good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure casts out evil.

36 But I say to you, That all idle sayings which if men shall speak, they shall about their words pay for in the day of judgment.

37 For out of your words you are justified, and out of your words you are condemned.

38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered saying, Teacher, we will see a sign from you.

39 But he answering said to them, An evil and adulterous gene-race-aion seek after a sign; and no sign shall be given it, if not the sign of the prophet Jonah:

40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the fish’s belly; so the Son of Adam shall be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

41 Men of Nineveh shall rise again in judgment with this gene-race-aion, and condemn it: that they repented into the preaching of Jonah; and, behold here, more than Jonah.

42 Queen of the south shall rise again in the judgment with this gene-race-aion, and condemn it: that she came out of the end of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold here, more than Solomon.

43 But when the unclean spirit goes out from man, it comes through, through a waterless place, seeking rest, and not finding.

44 Then it says, I will return into my house from where I came out; and when it comes, it is found emptied, swept, and made ready.

45 Then it goes, and takes with itself seven other spirits themselves more evil, and entering they dwelt there: and that man’s last became worse than the first. And so shall this evil gene-race-aion be.

46 But himself yet speaking to the multitude, behold, his mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.

47 But a certain one said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to you.

48 But he answering said to him saying, Who is my mother? And who are my brothers?

49 And he stretched out his hand upon his disciples, saying, Behold my mother and my brothers!

50 For whosoever which are doing the will of my Father which is in heaven, they themselves are my brothers, and sisters, and mother.

Chapter 13

IN that day YAHWASUA went out from the house to sit by the sea,

2 And many multitudes gathered to him, therefore entering into a ship, he sat, and all the multitudes stood upon the shore.

3 And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow;

4 And in his sowing, truly, they which fell by the way, and birds came and devoured them:

5 But others fell upon rocky ground, where they had not much earth: and immediately they sprung out, through having no depth of earth:

6 But the sun rising, scorched, and through having no root, they withered.

7 But others fell upon thorns; and thorns came up, and choked them:

8 But others fell upon honourable ground, and they gave fruit, which truly a hundred, which but sixty, which but thirty.

9 They having ears to hear, hear.

10 And the disciples came saying to him, Why in parables speak you to them?

11 But he answered saying to them that, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For who has, it is given him, and he increases: but who has not, and what he has, it is taken away from him.

13 Through this, in parables, I speak to them: that seeing they do not see; and hearing they do not hear, neither do they understand.

14 And upon them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, Hearing you all shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you all shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is made fat, and ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes are closed; lest they see with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and return, and I should heal them.

16 But your eyes are blessed, that they see: and your ears, that they hear.

17 For truly I say to you, That many prophets and righteous have desired to perceive what you all see, and they have not perceived; and to hear what you all hear, and they have not heard.

18 You all therefore hear the parable of the sower.

19 All hearing the word of the kingdom, and not understanding, the evil comes, and seizes which was sown in their heart. This is the seed by the way.

20 But that seed upon the rocky ground, the same are they hearing the word, and immediately with joy they received it;

21 But having no root in themselves, nevertheless, they are for a time: but, through the word, tribulations or persecutions begin, immediately they are offended.

22 But that seed into the thorns are they hearing the word, and the cares of this Age, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and they become unfruitful.

23 But that seed into the honourable ground are they hearing the word and understanding; which now bear fruit, and they produced, truly a hundred, moreover that of sixty, moreover that of thirty.

24 Another parable he set before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like men sowing honourable seed in their field:

25 But in the sleeping of these men, their enemy came and sowed tares into the midst of the wheat, and departed.

26 But when the blades sprouted, and fruits being made, and then the tares appeared.

27 But the servants of the householder came to him saying, Lord, did you not sow honourable seed in your field? Where then has it tares?

28 But he said to them, Men of the enemy have done this, but the servants said to him, Therefore, will we go to gather them?

29 But he said, No; lest gathering the tares, you all root out the wheat as them.

30 Let both grow together till the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, You all first gather the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them: but gather together the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable he set before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32 Which is truly the smallest of all seeds: but when it has grown, it is the greatest of herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and accordingly dwell in its branches.

33 Another parable spoke he to them; The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took to mix into three measures of meal until all that was leavened.

34 All things spoke YAHWASUA to the multitudes in parables, and without parables he spoke not to them:

35 That it be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the World.

36 Then leaving the multitudes, YAHWASUA came into the house: and his disciples came near to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 But answering them, he said, He sowing the honourable seed is the Son of Adam;

38 But the field is the World; the honourable seed are the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the evil;

39 But the enemy sowed them, he is the devil; but the harvest is the end of the Age; but the reapers are the angels.

40 Therefore, as the tares are gathered and burned according to fire; so shall it be in the end of this Age.

41 The Son of Adam shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all offenders, and they doing the iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then the righteous shine out as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field; which a man finds, he hides, and from his joy goes and sells all, as much as he has, and buys that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant man, seeking honourable pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went to sell all, as much as he has, and buys it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net casted into the sea, and out of all kindreds were gathered:

48 Which, when it was filled, they drew upon the shore, and sitting they gathered the honourable into vessels, but the corrupt they casted out.

49 So it is in the end of the Age: the angels shall go out, and separate the evil out of the midst of the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 YAHWASUA said to them, Have you all understood all these? They said to him, Yes, Lord.

52 But he said to them, Through this are all scribes instructed into the kingdom of heaven. It is like a man, a householder, which casts out new and old out of his treasure.

53 And it came to pass, when YAHWASUA finished these parables, he departed from there.

54 And coming into his native country, he taught them in their synagogues, so that he astonished them, and they said, From where has this one this wisdom and these powers?

55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judah,

56 And his sisters, are not they all unto us? Therefore from where has this one all these?

57 And they were offended in him. But YAHWASUA said to them, A prophet is not without honor, if not in his native country, and in his house.

58 And he did not many powers there through their unbelief.

Chapter 14

IN that time Herod the tetrarch heard the hearings of YAHWASUA,

2 And said to his young ones, This is John the Baptist; he is risen again from the dead; and through this, these powers work in him.

3 For Herod held John binding him, and he was put in prison through Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother.

4 For John said to him, It is not lawful to you to have her.

5 And willing to murder him, he feared the multitudes, because as a prophet they held him.

6 But Herod’s birthday being brought, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.

7 Wherefore with an oath he promised to give if she asked him.

8 But being drawn under her mother, she said, Give me here upon a platter the head of John the Baptist.

9 And it grieved the king: but through the oath, and they reclining at a meal with, he commanded, Give.

10 And being dispatched, beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought upon a platter, and given the damsel: and she brought to her mother.

12 And his disciples came, taking up the body, and buried it, and came telling YAHWASUA.

13 And YAHWASUA hearing departed from there in a ship into a wilderness, accordingly a privately place: and the multitudes hearing followed him afoot from the cities.

14 And YAHWASUA went out seeing many multitudes, and had compassion upon them, and healed their sick.

15 But being evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a wilderness place, and the time has pasted, now send away the multitudes, that they go into the villages to buy themselves food.

16 But YAHWASUA said to them, They have no need to depart; you all give them to eat.

17 But they answered him, We have not here, if not five loaves, and two fish.

18 But he said, Bring them here to me.

19 And he commanded the multitudes to sit upon the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fish, and looking into heaven, he blessed, and break the loaves, he gave to the disciples, but the disciples to the multitudes.

20 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up the remaining fragments twelve baskets full.

21 But they having eaten about five thousand in men, without women and children.

22 And immediately YAHWASUA compelled his disciples to enter into a ship, and to go before him into the other side, the multitudes who he would send away.

23 And sending the multitudes away, he privately went into a mountain accordingly to pray: but being evening he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, torment under the waves: for the wind was contrary.

25 But in the fourth watch of the night YAHWASUA went unto them, walking upon the sea.

26 And the disciples seeing him walking upon the sea, were troubled. They said that, It is an apparition; and they cried out from fear.

27 But immediately YAHWASUA spoke to them, saying, Be of good courage; it is I; be not afraid.

28 But Peter answering him said, If you are my Lord, command that I can come unto you upon the water.

29 But he said, Come. And Peter came down from the ship walking upon the water, coming unto YAHWASUA.

30 But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, DELIVER me.

31 But immediately YAHWASUA stretched out the hand, and taking him, said to him, Little faith, into what do you doubt?

32 And entering into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 But in the ship they came worshipping him, saying, Truly, YAHWAH’S son you are.

34 And passing through, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

35 And knowing him, the men of that place sent out into that whole country round about, and brought him all having illnesses;

36 And besought him that they might grasp only the fringe of his garment, and as many as grasped were DELIVERED through.

Chapter 15

THEN came to YAHWASUA from Jerusalem, scribes and Pharisees, saying,

2 Why do your disciples transgress the traditions of the elders for they wash not their hands when they eat bread?

3 But he answering said to them, And why do you all transgress the commandments of YAHWAH through your traditions?

4 For YAHWAH commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother, and they cursing father or mother, they shall die the death.

5 But you all say that, Whosoever says to father or mother, If a gift out of me, who shall profit?

6 And shall not honor their father or their mother, and through your traditions disannul the commandments of YAHWAH.

7 Hypocrites, Isaiah prophesy well about you, saying,

8 This people draws near me with their mouth, and honors me with the lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they worship me, teaching doctrines the commandments of men.

10 And calling to the multitudes, he said to them, Hear, and understand:

11 Nothing entering into the mouth defiles men; yet they proceeding out of the mouth, these defile men.

12 Then came his disciples to him saying, Know you that the Pharisees were offended hearing these words?

13 But he answered saying, All plants, which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted out.

14 Leave them be: they are blind guides of the blind. But if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

15 But Peter answered him saying, Explain to us this parable.

16 But YAHWASUA said, And are you all yet without understanding?

17 Do not you all yet understand that all entering into the mouth proceeds into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18 But what proceeds out of the mouth comes out out of the heart; and they defile men.

19 For out of the heart comes out evil thoughts: murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnesses, blasphemies;

20 These are what defile men: but eating with unwashen hands defile not men.

21 And YAHWASUA came out of there to depart into part of Tyre and Zidon.

22 And, behold, a woman from Kanaan came out of that coast crying to him, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter has an evil devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came to him, they asking said, Send her away because she cries out behind us.

24 But answering he said, I am not sent if not into the perishing sheep of the house of Israel.

25 But she came worshipping him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But answering he said, It is not honourable to take the children’s bread, and to cast to dogs.

27 But she said, Yes Lord: and the dogs eat from the crumbs which fall from the table of their lords.

28 Then YAHWASUA answering said to her, O woman, great your faith: be to you as you will. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

29 And YAHWASUA departed from there coming beside the sea of Galilee; and ascended into a mountain, and sat accordingly there.

30 And many multitudes came to him, having with themselves the lame, blind, dumb, disabled, and many others, and scattered them beside the feet of YAHWASUA, and he healed them:

31 So that the multitudes wondered seeing the dumb speaking, the disabled whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing, and they glorified YAHWAH of Israel.

32 But YAHWASUA called to him the disciples, saying, I have compassion upon the multitudes, that they continue with me now three days, and have not what to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

33 And his disciples said to him, From where have us so much bread in this wilderness so that we can fill so many multitudes?

34 And YAHWASUA said to them, How many loaves have you all? But they said, Seven, and a few small fish.

35 And he commanded the multitudes to sit upon the ground.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fish giving thanks, break, and gave to his disciples, but the disciples to the multitudes.

37 And all ate, and were filled: and they took up the remaining fragments seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, without women and children.

39 And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into a ship, and came into the coasts of Magadan.

Chapter 16

AND the Pharisees with the Sadducees came tempting, and asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

2 He answering, said to them, Being evening, you all say, Fair weather: for heaven is red.

3 And in the early morning, Foul weather today: for heaven is red being sorrowful. Hypocrites, truly, you all know to discern the face of heaven; but you all cannot the signs of the times.

4 An evil and adulterous gene-race-aion seek upon signs; and no sign shall be given it, if not the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left accordingly departing from them.

5 And his disciples coming into the other side, forgot to take bread.

6 But YAHWASUA said to them, Take notice and beware from the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 But they reasoned in themselves, saying, That we have taken no bread.

8 But YAHWASUA knowing it, said, Of little faith, why reason in yourselves that you all have taken no bread?

9 Do you all not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you all took?

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you all took?

11 How that you all do not understand I spoke not to you about bread that you all should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

12 Then they understood that he spoke not to beware from the leaven of bread, but from the doctrines of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

13 But YAHWASUA coming into part of Cæsarea Philippi, asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say I the Son of Adam am?

14 But some truly say, John the Baptist, but some, Elijah, but others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

15 He said to them, But who say you all I am?

16 But Simon Peter answered saying, You, you are the Anointed, the Son of the living YAHWAH.

17 And YAHWASUA answered him saying, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona [son of Jonah], that flesh and blood revealed not to you, but this my Father in heaven,

18 But I also say to you, That you, you are a small stone [petros], and upon this large stone [petra] is built my ekklesia, and the grave’s [hades] gates will not prevail against it.

19 And I shall give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and if you shall bind upon earth, it shall be bound in heaven: and if you shall loose upon earth, it shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then he commanded his disciples that they tell no one that he is YAHWASUA the Anointed.

21 From then began YAHWASUA to show to his disciples that he must go into Jerusalem, and suffer much from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and three days, rise again.

22 And Peter taking him, began to rebuke him, saying, Mercy to you. Lord, this shall not be to you.

23 But turning to Peter he said, Satan goes after me. Are you that stumbling-block to me? You think not of the things of YAHWAH, but the things of men.

24 Then YAHWASUA said to his disciples, If any wills to come after me, deny themselves, and take up their cross, and follow me.

25 For whosoever which wills to DELIVER his person, loses it: and whosoever which loses his person for my sake, finds it.

26 For what profits a man, if he gains all the World, but loses his person? Or what gives a man in exchange for his person?

27 For the Son of Adam is fixing to come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every one according to their deeds.

28 Truly I say to you, Some are standing here which shall not taste death, till they see the Son of Adam coming in his kingdom.

Chapter 17

AND with six days YAHWASUA took Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain accordingly private,

2 And was transformed [metamorphosed] in front of them: and his face shone as the sun, but his clothes being white as the light.

3 And, behold, to them Moses and Elijah appeared to speak with him.

4 But Peter answered saying to YAHWASUA, Lord, it is honourable we are here: if you desire, we will make here three tabernacles; you one, and Moses one, and Elijah one.

5 Yet speaking to him, behold, a cloud full of light overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. You all hear him.

6 And the disciples hearing, fell upon their faces, and were exceedingly afraid.

7 And YAHWASUA coming, grasped them, and said, Rise again, and fear not.

8 But lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except YAHWASUA only.

9 And coming down from the mountain, YAHWASUA commanded them, saying, Tell no one the vision that the Son of Adam will rise again out of the dead.

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Therefore, why say the scribes that Elijah must come first?

11 But YAHWASUA answering, said to them, Truly Elijah comes first, and all will be restored.

12 But I say to you that Elijah has now come, and they knew him not, but did in him whatsoever they willed, and so the Son of Adam shall suffer under them.

13 Then understood the disciples that he spoke about John the Baptist to them.

14 And to him the multitudes came. To him a man came, kneeling down to him,

15 And saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: that he is lunatic, and suffers miserably: for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.

16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.

17 But YAHWASUA answering said, O faithless and perverse gene-race-aion. I shall be with you till when? I shall suffer you till when? Bring him here to me.

18 And YAHWASUA rebuked it, and the devil departed from him: and the young one was healed from that hour.

19 Then the disciples came to YAHWASUA privately, accordingly saying, Why could not we cast it out?

20 But YAHWASUA said to them, Through your unbelief, for truly I say to you, If you all have faith as a grain of mustard, you all shall say to this mountain, Depart from here to there; and it shall depart; and nothing shall be impossible to you.

21 But this kindred goes not out if not in prayer and fasting.

22 But living in Galilee, YAHWASUA said to them, The Son of Adam shall be delivered into men’s hands:

23 And they shall kill him, and three days, rise again. And they sorrowed exceedingly.

24 But themselves coming into Capernaum, they receiving the silver coin came to Peter, and said, Does not your teacher pay the silver coin?

25 He said, Yes. And when he entered into the house, YAHWASUA came before him, saying, What think you Simon, from who do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? From their sons, or from the strangers?

26 Peter said to him, From the strangers. YAHWASUA said to him, Therefore the sons are free.

27 But that we not offend them, go cast a fishhook into the sea, and take up the first fish coming up, and open its mouth. Finding a coin, take that, and give them for me and you.

Chapter 18

IN that hour the disciples came to YAHWASUA, saying, Who therefore is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

2 And YAHWASUA called to him a child, and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, Truly I say to you, If you all turn not, and be as children, you all shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven, never.

4 Which therefore humbles themselves as this child, these are greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And if one which receives such a child upon my name receives me.

6 But whosoever which offends of the least of these which believe into me, it would profit him that a millstone were hanged upon his neck, and he were drowned in the deep sea.

7 Woe to the World from these offences, for it is a necessity offences come; moreover woe to those men which these offences come.

8 But if your hand or your foot offend, cut them off, and cast from you: it is honourable to you to enter into life lame or disabled, or having two hands or two feet to be cast into eternal fire.

9 And if your eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast from you: it is honourable to you to enter into life with one eye, or having two eyes to be cast into Gehenna’s fire.

10 Take heed, belittle not one of the least of these, for I say to you that through all their angels in heaven, they behold the face which is of my Father which is in heaven.

11 For the Son of Adam came to DELIVER who perishes.

12 What think you all? If any man has a hundred sheep, and out of them one strays, will he not leave the ninety-nine to go into the mountains to seek who strayed?

13 And if he has found it, truly I say to you that he rejoices more upon it, than upon the ninety-nine which strayed not.

14 So it is not the will in the presence of your Father which is in heaven that one of the least of these perish.

15 But if your brother sins into you, go and reprove him, between only you and him: if he hears you, you have gained your brother.

16 But if he hears not, take with you one or two more, that upon the mouth of two or three witnesses all sayings shall stand.

17 But if he shall disregard to hear them, tell the ekklesia: but if and the ekklesia he shall disregard to hear, let him be to you as a heathen and a publican.

18 Truly I say to you, If as many as you all shall bind upon earth they shall be bound in heaven: and if as many as you all shall loose upon earth they shall be loosed in heaven.

19 Again I say to you that if two of you shall agree upon earth about all things which if they shall ask, these shall be done by my Father which is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together into my name, there am I in the midst of them.

21 Then Peter came to him saying, Lord, how often shall my brother sin into me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?

22 YAHWASUA said to him, I say not to you till seven times: nevertheless, till seventy times seven.

23 Through this the kingdom of heaven is like a man, a king, which would settle the word accounts with his servants.

24 But beginning to settle the accounts, one was brought unto him, his debtor of countless talents.

25 But having nothing to pay, his Lord commanded to sell him, and his wife, and children, and all as much as he had, and it be paid.

26 Therefore falling down the servant worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience upon me, and all will be paid you.

27 But having compassion the Lord of that servant, released him, and the debt forgave him.

28 But going out that servant found one of his fellowservants, which owed him a hundred pennies: and he took hold of his throat, saying, Pay which you owe me.

29 Therefore his fellowservant falling down into his feet beseeching him, said, Have patience upon me, and all will be paid you.

30 But he would not: nevertheless went to cast him into prison, till what he owes is paid.

31 But the fellowservants seeing his doings, were very sorry, and came telling their Lord all he did.

32 Then his Lord called him, saying to him, Evil servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you besought me:

33 And should you not have had mercy to your fellowservant, and as I had mercy to you?

34 And his Lord was angry, delivering him to the tormentor, till all what is owed is paid him.

35 And so my heavenly Father shall do to you, if you all forgive not every one his brother from your hearts their trespasses.

Chapter 19

AND it came to pass, when YAHWASUA finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea the other side of Jordan;

2 And many multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

3 And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful if a man puts away his wife according to all accusations?

4 But he answered saying to them, Have you all not read, that he which made from the beginning made them male and female,

5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife: and the two shall be into one flesh?

6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. Therefore who YAHWAH joins, no man separates.

7 They said to him, Therefore why did Moses command to give a book of divorcement, and to put her away?

8 He said to them that to your hard hearts, Moses permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not to be so.

9 But I say to you that whosoever which puts away his wife, if not upon whoredom, and marries another, commits adultery: and he marrying which is put away commits adultery.

10 His disciples said to him, If the accusation of the man be so with the wife, they cannot bear to marry.

11 But he said to them, All receive not this word, nevertheless that is given.

12 For they are eunuchs, which were born so out of a mother’s womb: and they are eunuchs, which were made eunuchs under men: and they are eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs through the kingdom of heaven. They able to receive, receive.

13 Then they brought to him a child, that he would lay on it hands, and pray: but the disciples rebuked them.

14 But YAHWASUA said, Let the child alone, and forbid them not to come to me: for of such is of the kingdom of heaven.

15 And he laid on it hands, and they departed from there.

16 And, behold, one came to him saying, Good Teacher, what good shall I do, that I shall have Life Eternal?

17 But he said to him, Why call me good? Not one good if not the one YAHWAH: but if you will to enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He said to him, But which? YAHWASUA said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

19 Honor your father and mother: and, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

20 The young man said to him, All these I have kept out of my youth: what lack I yet?

21 YAHWASUA said to him, If you will to be perfect, go sell your goods, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come follow me.

22 But the young man hearing these words, went away sorrowful: for he had many possessions.

23 But YAHWASUA said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That the  rich shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 But again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of YAHWAH.

25 But his disciples hearing, were exceedingly astonished, said, Therefore who can be DELIVERED?

26 But YAHWASUA looking upon them, said, By men this is impossible; but by YAHWAH all is possible.

27 Then answered Peter saying to him, Behold, we have left all, and followed you; therefore what shall we have?

28 But YAHWASUA said to them, Truly I say to you, That you all which have followed me, in the gene-race-aion again, when the Son of Adam shall sit upon the throne of his glory, and you all shall sit upon twelve thrones, to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And all which have left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit Life Eternal.

30 But many first shall be last, and last first.

Chapter 20

FOR the kingdom of heaven is like a man, a householder, which goes out in the morning withal to hire workers into his vineyard.

2 But having agreed with the workers out of a day a penny, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

4 And he said to them; And you all go into the vineyard, and if, I will give you what is righteous. But they departed.

5 Again going out about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise.

6 But going out about the eleventh hour, he found others standing idle, and said to them, Why stand you all here the whole day idle?

7 They said to him, Because no one hires us. And he said to them, You all go into the vineyard; and if, you all shall receive what is righteous.

8 But becoming evening, the Lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the workers, and pay them the reward, beginning from the last till the first.

9 And they about the eleventh hour came, each received a penny.

10 But the first came, supposing that they would receive more; and they also each received a penny.

11 But having received, they grumbled accordingly at the householder,

12 Saying, These last worked one hour, and you have made them our equal who have borne the day’s burden and heat.

13 But answering one of them, he said, Friend, I do you no wrong: did not you agree with me for a penny?

14 Take yours, and go your way: but I will give this last, and as you.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will if in mine? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called ones, but few elected ones.

17 And YAHWASUA, going up to Jerusalem, took his own twelve disciples accordingly in the way, and said to them,

18 Behold, we go up into Jerusalem; and the Son of Adam shall be delivered to the chief priests, and the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death;

19 And shall deliver him to the nations into mocking, and whipping, and crucifying; and the third day he shall rise again.

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to him with her sons, worshipping, and asking something by him.

21 But he said to her, What will you? She said to him, Command that these, my two sons, shall sit in your kingdom, one out of your right hand, and one out of the left.

22 But YAHWASUA answered saying, You know not what you ask. Do you have power to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and baptized of the baptism that I am baptized? They said to him, We have power.

23 And he said to them, Truly you shall drink my cup, and baptized of the baptism that I am baptized: but to sit out of my right hand, and out of my left, is not mine to give, nevertheless to who it is prepared under my Father.

24 And the ten hearing were displeased about the two brethren.

25 But YAHWASUA called them, saying, You all know that the princes of the nations exercise lordship over them, and those great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so in you: nevertheless if who wills to be great in you, he is to be your minister;

27 And if who wills to be first in you, he is to be your servant:

28 As the Son of Adam came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his person a ransom opposed to many.

29 And he departed from Jericho, many multitudes followed him.

30 And, behold, two blind sat by the way, heard that YAHWASUA passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy to us lord, Son of David.

31 But the multitudes rebuked them, that they should be silent: but they cried more, saying, Have mercy to us lord, Son of David.

32 And YAHWASUA stood calling them, and said, What will you that I shall do to you?

33 They said to him, Lord, that our eyes be opened.

34 But having compassion, YAHWASUA grasped their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Chapter 21

AND when they drew near into Jerusalem, and were come into Bethpage, to the mountain of Olives, then YAHWASUA sent two disciples,

2 Saying to them, Go into the village before you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loosen, bring to me.

3 And if any says any to you, you shall say that the lord has need of it; but they will send it immediately.

4 But all this came to pass that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

5 Speak to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and mounted upon an ass, a colt, and the son of a beast of burden.

6 But the disciples departed, and did as YAHWASUA commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, a colt, and laid their garments on it, and he set on them.

8 But many multitudes spread their garments in the way; but they cut down branches from trees, and they were spread in the way.

9 But the multitudes, preceding and following, cried, saying, Hosanna [sua - saviour, deliverer] Blessed Son of David coming in the name of YAHWAH; Hosanna [sua - saviour, deliverer] in the highest.

10 And his entering into Jerusalem, shook all the city. They said, Who is this?

11 But the multitudes said, This is YAHWASUA the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.

12 And YAHWASUA entered into the temple of YAHWAH, and cast out all selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the moneychangers’ tables, and the seats of them selling doves,

13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you all have made it a den of thieves.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 But the chief priests and scribes seeing the wonderful things that he did, and the young ones crying out in the temple, and saying, Hosanna [sua - saviour, deliverer] Son of David, they [the chief priests and scribes] were indignant,

16 And said to him, Hear what these say? But YAHWASUA said to them, Yes. Have you all never read that out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise?

17 And leaving them, he departed out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

18 But in the morning returning into the city, he was hungry,

19 And seeing a fig tree upon the way, he came upon it, and found nothing in it, if not only leaves, and said to it, No fruit will grow out of you into the Ages. And the fig tree withered immediately.

20 And the disciples seeing, marvelled saying, How the fig tree withered immediately!

21 But YAHWASUA answered saying to them, Truly I say to you, If you all have faith, and doubt not, you all shall not only do to the fig tree, and nevertheless if you all shall say to this mountain, Rise, and be cast into the sea; it shall be done.

22 And all, whatsoever you all shall ask in prayer, believing, you all shall receive.

23 And he came into the temple teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people drew near him, saying, In what authority do you this, and who gave you this authority?

24 But YAHWASUA answered saying to them, I also will ask one word of you, which if you all tell me, I also will tell you in what authority I do this.

25 The baptism of John was from where, out of heaven, or out of men? But they reasoned by themselves, saying, If we shall answer, Out of heaven; he will say to us, Then why did you all not believe him?

26 But if we shall answer, Out of men; we fear the multitudes; for all hold John as a prophet.

27 And they answered YAHWASUA, saying, We know not. And he said to them, Neither will I tell you in what authority I do this.

28 But what do you all think? A man had two children; and coming to the first, he said, Child, go work today in my vineyard.

29 But he answered saying, I will not: but afterwards, repenting, he went.

30 And coming to the second, he said likewise. But he answered saying, I, Lord: and he went not.

31 Out of the two, which did the will of the father? They said to him, The first. YAHWASUA said to them, Truly I say to you that the publicans and the whores go before you all into the kingdom of YAHWAH.

32 For John came unto you all in the way of righteousness, and you all believed him not: but the publicans and the whores believed him: but you all, when you all had seen, repented not afterwards believing him.

33 Hear another parable: A certain man was a householder, which planted a vineyard, and set about it a hedge, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad:

34 But when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to take of its fruits.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants, which truly they beat, but others they killed, but others they stoned.

36 Again, he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did likewise to them.

37 But afterwards he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

38 But the husbandmen seeing the son, said in themselves, This is the heir; come, we will kill him, and we will hold his inheritance.

39 And taking him, cast out of the vineyard, and killed.

40 Therefore, when the Lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen?

41 They said to him, Evil men, he will evilly destroy them, and will let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, which shall render him of the fruits in their seasons.

42 YAHWASUA said to them, Did you all never read in the scriptures, The stone which they building rejected, the same is become into the head of the corner: this is YAHWAH’S doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 This I say to you all that the kingdom of YAHWAH shall be taken from you all, and given a nation to do its fruits.

44 And they falling upon this stone shall be broken: but upon whomsoever which it shall fall, it shall grind them to powder.

45 And the chief priests and Pharisees hearing his parables, knew that he spoke about them.

46 And seeking to lay hold of him, they feared the multitudes, because they had him as a prophet.

Chapter 22

AND YAHWASUA answered speaking to them again in parables, saying,

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man, a king, which made his son a wedding,

3 And sent his servants to call those called into the wedding: and those would not come.

4 Again, he sent other servants, saying, Tell those called, Behold, I have my breakfast: my oxen and fatlings I have killed, and all I have prepared: come into the wedding.

5 But neglecting, they went away, truly into one’s own farm, but into their merchandise:

6 But others took his servants, and treated shamefully, and killed.

7 But hearing, the king was angry, he dispatched his armies, destroying those murderers, and burned their city.

8 Then said he to his servants, Truly, the wedding is ready, but those called in were not worthy.

9 Therefore you all go upon the through ways, and whosoever you all shall find, call into the marriage.

10 And those servants went out into the ways, gathering together all, as many as they found, both evil and good: and they reclining at the meal filled the wedding.

11 But the king entering beheld those reclining at the meal, he saw there a man not clothed in a wedding garment:

12 And he said to him, Friend, how entered you here not having a wedding garment? But he was speechless.

13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and him take away, and cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called ones, but few elected ones.

15 Then the Pharisees went to take counsel how they could trap him in words.

16 And they sent to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the Way of YAHWAH in truth, neither care you about any: for you see nothing of the faces of men.

17 Therefore tell us, what you think. Is it lawful to give Cæsar tribute, or not?

18 But YAHWASUA knew these of evil. He said, What, you all tempt me? Hypocrites!

19 Show me the tribute money. But they brought to him a penny.

20 And he said to them, Whose this image and superscription?

21 They said to him, Cæsar’s. Then said he unto them, Therefore pay to Cæsar what is Cæsar’s; and to YAHWAH what is YAHWAH’S.

22 And hearing, they marvelled, and departed leaving him.

23 In that day came to him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection, and asked him,

24 Saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man dies having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

25 But there was beside of us seven brothers: and the first, married, and died having no seed, his wife was left to his brother:

26 And likewise the second, and the third, until the seventh.

27 But afterwards, and the woman died.

28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven for all had her?

29 But YAHWASUA answered saying to them, You all are deceived not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of YAHWAH.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, nevertheless they are as the angels of YAHWAH in heaven.

31 But about the resurrection of those dead, have you all not read which under YAHWAH was spoken to you, saying,

32 I am the ELOHEEM of Abraham, and the ELOHEEM of Isaac, and the ELOHEEM of Jacob? YAHWAH is not YAHWAH of those dead, nevertheless they live.

33 And the multitudes hearing were astonished upon his doctrine.

34 But the Pharisees hearing that he silenced the Sadducees, gathered together to him.

35 And one out of them, a lawyer, asked, tempting him, and said,

36 Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the law?

37 YAHWASUA said to him, You shall love YAHWAH your ELOHEEM in all your heart, and in all your person, and in all your mind.

38 This is the first and greatest commandment.

39 But the second is like unto it. This you shall love, your neighbour as yourself.

40 In these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

41 But the Pharisees having gathered together, YAHWASUA asked them,

42 Saying, What think you all about the anointed? He is whose son? They said to him, David's.

43 He said to them, How then did David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

44 YAHWAH said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?

45 Therefore if David called him Lord, how is he his son?

46 And no one was able to answer him a word, neither dared any from that day to ask him anything.

Chapter 23

THEN spoke YAHWASUA to the multitudes, and to his disciples,

2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit upon Moses’ seat:

3 Therefore all whatsoever they say to you, you all observe, observe and do; but according to their works do not, for they say, and do not.

4 For they bind heavy burdens, and they are hard to bear, and they are laid upon men’s shoulders; but of them they will not to move their finger.

5 But all their works they do unto man’s seeing, but they enlarge their legal snippet pouch, and make great the fringe of their garments,

6 Also they desire the chief places in feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

7 And salutations in the markets, and under men called Rabbi, Rabbi.

8 But be not you all called Rabbi: for one is your Master, the anointed; but all you are brethren.

9 And call none your father upon earth: for one in heaven which is your Father.

10 Neither be called masters: for one is your Master, the anointed.

11 But your greatest shall be your servant.

12 But whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that shut the kingdom of heaven before men. For you neither enter, nor let those entering, enter.

14 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence through long prayers. Therefore you all shall receive greater condemnation.

15 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that go about sea and land to make one proselyte, and when done, you all have made him double your son of Gehenna.

16 Woe to you blind guides, which say, Whosoever which swears in the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever swears in the gold of the temple, they owe.

17 Fools and blind: for what is greater, the gold, or the temple sanctifying the gold?

18 And, If they swear in the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears in the gift above it, they owe.

19 Fools and blind: for what is greater, the gift, or the altar sanctifying the gift?

20 Therefore they swearing in the altar, swear in it, and in all above it.

21 And they swearing in the temple, swear in it, and in they dwelling above it.

22 And they swearing in heaven, swear in the throne of YAHWAH, and in they sitting above it.

23 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that tithe mint, and dill, and cummin, and omit the weight of the law - judgment, and mercy, and faith. These you all must do, and the other not leave.

24 Blind guides, you filter a gnat, but swallow a camel.

25 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that cleanse the outside of a cup and platter, but inside they are filled out of extortion and excess.

26 Blind Pharisee, cleanse first that within a cup and platter, and that you make its outer clean.

27 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that are like whitewashed tombs, which truly appear beautiful outside, but inside are full of dead bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 And so you all truly appear righteous outwardly to men, but inside are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites that build the tombs of the prophets, and made ready the graves of the righteous,

30 And say, If we would have been in the days of our fathers, none soever would have been their partners in the blood of the prophets.

31 Wherefore you all yourselves are witnesses that you all are sons of those having murdered the prophets,

32 And you all will fill up the measure of your fathers.

33 Serpents! Race of vipers! How can you all flee from the judgment of Gehenna?

34 Behold, through this I sent you prophets, and wise, and scribes: and out of them you all kill and crucify; and out of them you all whip in your synagogues, and pursue from city into city:

35 That upon you all comes all the righteous blood shed upon earth, from the righteous blood of Abel until the blood of Zechariah son of Berechiah, whom you all murdered between the temple and the altar.

36 Truly I say to you, All this shall come upon this gene-race-aion.

37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you killed the prophets, and stoned those sent to you. How often I would have gathered whoever of your children, even as a hen gathers a brood under her wings, and you all would not!

38 Behold, I leave your house desolate to you.

39 For I say to you, You all shall not see me from now until you all shall say, Blessed is he coming in the name of YAHWAH.



Chapter 13

THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith so that I could move mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love suffers long, is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not its own, is not easily provoked, thinks not evil,

6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the Truth;

7 Bears all things, believes all things, is confident in all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails: but whether prophecies, they shall fail; whether tongues, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall cease.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, childish things ceased.

12 For now we see through a glass in an enigma; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now dwells faith, confidence, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Chapter 14

PURSUE love, but it spiritually desire, but by far that you all prophesy.

2 For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto YAHWAH: for no one understands him; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

3 But he that prophesies speaks to men edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

4 He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the ekklesia.

5 Will you all speak with tongues? But more that you all prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies or he that speaks with tongues, except he interprets, that the ekklesia may receive edifying.

6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesy, or by doctrine?

7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the war?

9 So likewise you all, except you all utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for you all shall speak into the air.

10 There are, it may be, so many races of voices in the World, and none of them is without signification.

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me.

12 Even so you all, forasmuch as you all are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you all may excel to the edifying of the ekklesia.

13 Wherefore let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

16 Else when you shall bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupies the room of the unlearned say Truly, at your giving of thanks, seeing he understands not what you say?

17 For you truly give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18 I thank YAHWAH, I speak with tongues more than you all:

19 Yet in the ekklesia I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be you all children, but in understanding be men.

21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, said YAHWAH.

22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serves not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

23 If therefore the whole ekklesia be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that you all are mad?

24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or unlearned, he is reproved of all, he is judged of all:

25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship YAHWAH, and report that certainly YAHWAH is in you.

26 How is it then brethren when you all come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation? Let all things be done unto edifying.

27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the ekklesia; and let him speak to himself, and to YAHWAH.

29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

30 If it be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace.

31 For you all may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33 For YAHWAH is not of confusion, but of peace, as in all the ekklesiaes of the sanctified.

34 Let your women keep silence in the ekklesiaes: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but to be under obedience, as also said the law.

35 And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the ekklesia.

36 What, came the word of YAHWAH out from you, or came it unto you only?

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of YAHWAH.

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Chapter 15

MOREOVER, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you all have received, and wherein you all stand;

2 By which also you all are DELIVERED, if you all keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you all have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that the anointed died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I pursued the ekklesia of YAHWAH.

10 But by the grace of YAHWAH I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of YAHWAH which was with me.

11 Therefore whether I or they, so he is preached, and so you all believed.

12 Now if the anointed be preached that he rose again out of being dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of those being dead?

13 But if there be no resurrection of those being dead, then is the anointed not risen again:

14 And if the anointed be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of YAHWAH; because we have witnessed of YAHWAH that he raised again the anointed: whom he raised not again, if so be that those being dead rise not again.

16 For if the dead rise not again, then is not the anointed raised again:

17 And if the anointed be not raised again, your faith is vain; you all are yet in your sins.

18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in the anointed are perished.

19 If in this life only we have confidence in the anointing, we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now is the anointed risen again out of being dead to become the firstfruit of them that slept.

21 For since through man came death, through man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in the anointing shall all be made alive.

23 But every man in his own order: the anointed from the beginning; afterwards they that are in the presence of the anointed.

24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered the kingdom to YAHWAH, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy destroyed is death.

27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he who puts all things under him is not included.

28 And when all things shall be put under him, then shall the Son also himself be put under him that put all things under him, that YAHWAH may be all in all.

29 Else what are they doing which are baptized over being dead, if all being dead rise not? And why are they baptized over being dead?

30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

31 Truly your boasting is your which you have in the anointed YAHWASUA our Lord, accordingly I die daily.

32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantages it me, if the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of YAHWAH: I speak unto your shame.

35 But some will say, How are those being dead raised again, and with what body do they come?

36 Fools, that which you sow is not made alive, except it die:

37 And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

38 But YAHWAH gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: nevertheless truly one flesh of men, but another flesh of animals, but another of fish, but another of birds.

40 And celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: nevertheless truly the glory of the celestial is one, but of the terrestrial is another.

41 One glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for star differs from star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of being dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written, First the man, Adam, became into a living person; last the Adam into a made alive spirit.

46 Howbeit that was not first which was spiritual, but that which was natural; and afterwards that which was spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of YAHWAH; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all truly sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpets shall sound, and they shall be raised incorruptible being dead, and they shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal puts on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible puts on incorruption, and this mortal puts on immortality, then is brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 Death, where is your sting? Grave [hades], where is your victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law.

57 But the grace of YAHWAH, which gives us the victory through our Lord YAHWASUA the anointed.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be you all steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you all know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

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