Translation by Daniel Gregg

Luke 1

1 Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth a narrative about the events having been fulfilled among us, exactly as they, who from the beginning were eye­wit­nesses, and min­isters of the word, have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having care­fully followed every­thing from the start successively, to write for you, noble Theophilos, so that you should exactly and securely know con­cerning what you were taught in words.
Birth of Yōḥanan the Immerser Foretold
5 It happened in the days of Her­od, king of Yehūdah, that a certain priest was named Zeḳaryah, from the di­vi­sion of A̕v̱i̱yah, and a wife be­longed to him from the daughters of A̕harōn, and her name was E̕li̱shav̱a̒. And they were both right­eous before the Al­mĭgh­ty, walking in all the com­mand­ments and or­di­nances of Yăh­weh without blame. And there was no child for them, because E̕li̱shav̱a̒ was barren, and both were ad­van­ced in their days.
8 Now it happened, in his priest­ly serving, in the rotation of his di­vi­sion before the Al­mĭgh­ty, ac­cord­ing to the custom of the priest­hood, that his lot fell to burn incense, when he entered into the temple of Yăh­weh.10 And the whole mul­ti­tude of the people were praying outside at the hour of the incense offering. 11 And the messenger of Yăh­weh appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense. 12 And Zeḳaryah was troubled, having seen, and fear fell upon him.
13 13 But the messenger said to him, “Fear not, Zeḳaryah, because your request is heard, and your wife E̕li̱shav̱a̒ will bear you a son, and you will call his name Yōḥanan. 14 And there will be re­joicing for you and gladness, and many will rejoice over his birth. 15 For he will be great before Yăh­weh, and wine or liquor he may not drink. And with the Holy Spirit he will be filled, while still in his moth­er’s womb. 16 And many of the sons of Yisra’ēl he will turn back to Yăh­weh their Al­mĭgh­ty. 17 And he will go be­fore Him in the spirit and power of Ē̕li̱yahū, to return the hearts of the fa­thers to the children, that is to return the disobedient to the wis­dom of the ancient righteous ones, so as to make ready a people prepared for Yăh­weh.”
18 18 And Zeḳaryah said to the mes­senger, “How will I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife has come to be advanced in her days.”
19 19 And the messenger an­swered and said to him, “I am Gav̱ri̱’ēl who stands be­fore the Al­mĭgh­ty. And I am sent to speak to you, and to announce this good news to you. 20 And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things hap­pen, be­cause you did not support my words, which will be fulfilled in their ap­point­ed time.”
21 21 And the people were awaiting Zeḳaryah, and were wondering about his delay in the temple. 22 But as he came out, he was unable to speak to them. And they realized that he had seen an appearance in the temple, and he was making signs to them, and re­mained mute.
23 23 And it came about, when the days of his priestly service were ended, that he went back home. 24 And after these days E̕li̱shav̱a̒ his wife became pregnant. And she kept herself in seclu­sion for five months, saying, 25 “This is the way Yăh­weh has dealt with me in the days when he looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men.”
Yĕshūa̒’s Birth Foretold
26 26 Now in the sixth month the mes­senger Gav̱ri̱’ēl was sent from the Al­mĭgh­ty to a city in Gali̱l, called Netsaret, 27 to a vir­gin engaged to a man whose name was Yōsēph, of the descendants of Da­υi̱d. And the virgin’s name was Miryam. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Hail, favored one! Yăh­weh is with you.” 29 But she was greatly trou­bled at this statement, and kept pon­dering what kind of salutation this might be.
30 30 And the messenger said to her, “Do not be afraid, Miryam, because you have found favor with the Al­mĭgh­ty. 31 And behold, you will con­ceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name him Yĕshūa̒. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Sŏn of the Most High. And Yăh­weh the Al­mĭgh­ty will give him the throne of his father Daυi̱d. 33 And he will reign over the house of Ya̒aqōv̱ for all the ages, and his kingdom will have no end.”
34 34 And Miryam said to the messenger, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
35 35 And the messenger answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will over­shadow you, and for that reason the holy offspring will be called the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn. 36 And behold, your kins­woman E̕li̱shav̱a̒, even she has con­ceived a son in her old age. And she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. 37 For nothing will be im­possible with the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 38 And Miryam said, “Behold, the servant of Yăh­weh. Be it done to me according to your word.” And the mes­senger departed from her.
Miryam Visits E̕li̱shav̱a̒
39 39 And rising up, Miryam in those days was gone to the hill coun­try with haste, to a city of Yehūdah, 40 and entered the house of Zeḳaryah and greeted E̕li̱shav̱a̒. 41 And it came about that when E̕li̱shav̱a̒ heard Miryam’s greet­ing, the baby leaped in her womb, and E̕li̱shav̱a̒ was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed among women are you, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Adŏ­nai should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed is she who had trusted being faithful that there would be a ful­fill­ment of what was spoken to her by Yăh­weh.”
Miryam Exalts Yăhweh
46 46 And Miryam said: “My soul exalts Yăh­weh, 47 and my spirit has rejoiced in the Al­mĭgh­ty my Savior. 48 For he has had regard for the hum­ble state of his servant, because be­hold, from this time on all gen­er­a­tions will count me blessed. 49 For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear him. 51 He has done mighty deeds with his arm. He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty-handed. 54 He has given help to Yisra’ēl his ser­vant, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke the promise to our fa­thers, to Abraham and his offspring for all the ages.”
56 56 And Miryam stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.
Yōḥanan Is Born
57 57 Now the time was filled for E̕li̱shav̱a̒ to give birth and she brought forth a son. 58 And her neighbors and her relatives heard that Yăh­weh had displayed his great mercy toward her, and they were rejoicing with her. 59 And it came about that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zeḳaryah, after his father. 60 And his mother answered and said, “No indeed! But he will be called Yōḥanan.” 61 And they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name.” 62 And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. 63 And he asked for a tablet, and wrote as follows, “His name is Yōḥanan.” And they were all astonished. 64 And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he was speaking in praise of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 65 And fear came on all those living around them. And all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Yehūdah. 66 And all who heard them kept them in mind, saying, “What then will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of Yăh­weh was certainly with him.
Zeḳaryah’s Prophecy
67 67 And his father Zeḳaryah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and pro­phesied, saying: 68 “Blessed be Yăh­weh, the Al­mĭgh­ty of Yisra’ēl, for he has visited us and accomplished re­demp­tion for his people, 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of Daυi̱d his servant—70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from time immemorial—71 Sal­vation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us, 72 to show mercy toward our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant, 73 the oath which he swore to Abra­ham our father, 74 to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him with­out fear, 75 in holiness and right­eous­ness before him all our days. 76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will go on before Yăh­weh to prepare his ways, 77 to give to his people the know­ledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins, 78 be­cause of the tender mercy of our Al­mĭgh­ty, with which the Branch from on high will visit us, 79 to appear to those who sit in darkness and the sha­dow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” 80 And the child continued to grow, and to be­come strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public installation for Yisra’ēl.

Luke 2

1 Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a inventory be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first inventory taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all were proceeding to register for the census, everyone to his own city. And Yōsēph also went up from Gali̱l, from the city of Netsaret, to Yehūdah, to the city of Daυi̱d, which is called Bēt-leḥem, because he was of the house and family of Daυi̱d, in order to register, along with Miryam, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
6 And it came about that while they were there, the days were fulfilled for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first-born son. And she wrapped him in cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And the shepherds had been in the same countryside, staying in the field, and keeping the watches of the night over their flocks. And a mes­senger from Yăh­weh suddenly stood before them, and the glory of Yăh­weh shone around them. And they were terribly frightened. 10 And the mes­senger said to them, “Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will be for all the people. 11 For today in the city of Da­vid there has been born for you a Sav­ior, who is Mĕs­si­ah Yăh­weh. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger.”
13 13 And suddenly there appeared with the messenger a multitude of the heavenly host praising the Al­mĭgh­ty, and saying, 14 “Glory to the Al­mĭgh­ty in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased.”
15 15 And it came about when the messengers had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds were saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which Yăh­weh has made known to us.” 16 And they came in haste and found their way to Miryam and Yōsēf, and the baby as he lay in the manger. 17 And when they had seen this, they made known the statement which was told them about this Child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shep­herds. 19 But Miryam treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising the Al­mĭgh­ty for all that they had heard and seen, just as was told them.
21 21 And when eight days were completed before his circumcision, his name was then called Yĕshūa̒, the name given by the Messenger before he was conceived in the womb.
22 22 And when the days for their purification according to the Law of Mōshēh were completed, they brought him up to Yerūshalayim to present him to Yăh­weh 23 (as it is written in the Law of Yăh­weh, “Every first-born male that opens the womb shall be called holy to Yăh­weh”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of Yăh­weh, “A pair of turtledoves, or two young pi­geons.”
25 25 And behold, there was a man in Yerūshalayim whose name was Shim‘ōn. And this man was righteous and devout, looking for the con­sol­a­tion of Yisra’ēl. And the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen Yăh­weh’s Mĕs­si­ah. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the child Yĕshūa̒, to carry out for him the custom of the Law, 28 then he took him into his arms, and blessed the Al­mĭgh­ty, and said, 29 “Now Yăh­weh, you let your servant depart in peace, according to your word. 30 For my eyes have seen your sal­va­tion, 31 which you have pre­pared in the presence of all the na­tions, 32 a light of revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Yisra’ēl.”
33 33 And his father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about him. 34 And Shim‘ōn blessed them, and said to Miryam his mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Yisra’ēl, and for a sign to be opposed—35 and a sword will pierce even your own soul—to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
36 36 And there was a prophetess, Ḥannah the daughter of Penūē̕l, of the tribe of A̕shēr. She was advanced in years, having lived with a husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. And she never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers. 38 And at that very mo­ment she came up and was giving thanks to the Al­mĭgh­ty, and con­tinued to speak of him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Yerūshalayim. 39a And thus they had completed everything according to the Law of Yăh­weh.
Return from Egypt
39b 39b They returned to Gali̱l, to their own city of Netsaret. 40 And the child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom. And the loving-kindness of the Al­mĭgh­ty was upon him.
Visit to Jerusalem
41 41 And his parents used to go to Yerūshalayim every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he be­came twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast. 43 And as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Yĕshūa̒ stayed behind in Yerūshalayim. And his parents were unaware of it, 44 but supposed him to be in the caravan, and went a day’s journey. And they were looking for him among their rel­a­tives and acquaintances. 45 And when they did not find him, they re­turned to Yerūshalayim, looking for him. 46 And it came about that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his under­stand­ing and his answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I have been anxiously looking for you.” 49 And he said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for me? Did you not know that I had to be in my Fă­ther’s house?” 50 And they did not under­stand the statement which he had made to them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Netsaret. And he con­tinued in subjection to them, and his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Yĕshūa̒ kept increasing in wis­dom and stature, and in favor with the Al­mĭgh­ty and men.

Luke 3

1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Yehūdah, and Herod was tetrarch of Gali̱l, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, in the high priesthood of Ḥanan and Qai̱yapha̕, the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty came to Yōḥanan, the son of Zeḳaryah, in the wilderness.
3 And he came into all the district around the Yardēn, pro­claiming an immersion of re­pen­tance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the scroll of the words of Yesha̒yahū the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wil­der­ness, ‘Make ready the way of Yăh­weh, make his paths straight. Every ravine will be filled up, and every mountain and hill will be brought low. And the crooked will become straight, and the rough roads smooth. And all flesh will see the sal­vation of the Al­mĭgh­ty.’”
7 He therefore was saying to the crowds who were going out to be immersed by him, “You brood of vi­pers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bring forth fruits in keeping with re­pen­tance, and do not begin to say to your­selves, ‘We have A̕v̱raham for our father,’ for I say to you that the Al­mĭgh­ty is able from these stones to raise up children to A̕v̱raham. And also the ax is already laid at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
10 10 And the crowds were ques­tioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” 11 And he would answer and say to them, “Let the man who has two tunics share with him who has none. And let him who has food do likewise.”
12 12 And some tax-col­lec­tors also came to be immersed, and they said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.” 14 And some sol­diers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”
15 15 Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about Yōḥanan, as to whether he might be the Mĕs­si­ah, 16 Yōḥanan answered and said to them all, “As for me, I immerse you with water. But One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of his sandals. He will immerse you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 And his winnowing fork is in his hand to thoroughly clear his thresh­ing floor, and to gather the wheat into his barn. But he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
18 18 So with many other ex­hor­ta­tions also he proclaimed the good news to the people.
19 19 But when Herod the tetrarch was reproved by him on account of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and on account of all the wicked things which Herod had done, 20 he added this also to them all, that he locked Yōḥanan up in prison.
Yĕshua Is Immersed
21 21 Now it came about when all the people were immersed, that Yĕshūa̒ also was immersed, and while he was praying, heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit des­cended upon him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are my be­loved Sŏn, in you I am well-pleased.”
Genealogy of Yĕshūa̒
23 23 And Yĕshūa̒ had been nearly thirty years of age, at the beginning as it had been customary to be, the son of Yōsēph, son of Ē̒li̱,  24 son of Matthat, son of Lēυi̱, son of Malki̱, son of Yannai, son of Yōsēph, 25 son of Mattityah, son of A̕mōts, son of Naḥūm, son of Ḥesli̱, son of Naggai, 26 son of Maḥat, son of Mattityah, son of Shim‘i̱, son of Yōsēph, son of Yōdah, 27 son of Yōḥanan, son of Rēi̱sha̕, son of Zerūbbav̱el, son of Shea̕lti̱ē̕l, son of Nēri̱,  28 son of Malki̱, son of A̕ddi̱, son of Qōsam, son of E̕lmedan, son of Ē̒r, 29 son of Yōsēi, son of E̕li̱e̒zer, son of Yōri̱m, son of Mattat, son of Lēυi̱, 30 son of Shim‘ōn, son of Yehūdah, son of Yōsēph, son of Yonam, son of E̕lyaqi̱m, 31 son of Mala̕h, son of Manna̕, son of Mattatah, son of Natan, son of Daυi̱d, 32 son of Yishai̱, son of Ō̒v̱ēd, son of Bōa̒z, son of Salmon, son of Naḥshōn, 33 son of A̒mmi̱nadav̱, son of Ram, son of Ḥetsrōn, son of Perets, son of Yehūdah, 34 son of Ya‘aqōv̱, son of Yitsḥaq, son of A̕v̱raham, son of Teraḥ, son of Naḥōr, 35 son of Serūg, son of Re‘ū, son of Peleg, son of Ē‘v̱er, son of Shalaḥ, 36 , son of A̕rphaḳshad, son of Shēm, son of Nōaḥ, son of Lamek, 37 son of Methūshelaḥ, son of Ḥanōḳ, son of Yered, son of Mahalal’ēl, son of Qēi̱nan, 38 son of E̕nōsh, son of Shēt, son of A̕dam, son of the Al­mĭgh­ty.

Luke 4

The Temptation of Yĕshūa̒
1 And Yĕshūa̒, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Yardēn and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the Accuser. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they had ended, he became hungry. And the Accuser said to him, “If you are the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn, tell this stone to become bread.” And Yĕshūa̒ answered him, “It is written, ‘Man will not live on bread alone.’”
5 And he led him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the Accuser said to him, “I will give you all this domain and its glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore if you worship before me, it will all be Yours.” And Yĕshūa̒ answered and said to him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship Yăh­weh your Al­mĭgh­ty and serve him only.’”
9 And he led him to Yerūshalayim and had him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn, throw Yourself down from here, 10 because it is written, ‘He will give his angelic mes­sen­gers charge concerning you to guard you,’ 11 and, ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”  12 And Yĕshūa̒ answered and said to him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put Yăh­weh your Al­mĭgh­ty to the test.’” 
13 13 And when the Accuser had finished every temptation, he departed from him un­til an opportune time.
Yĕshūa̒’s Public Ministry
14 14 And Yĕshūa̒ returned to Gali̱l in the power of the Spirit. And news about him spread through all the surrounding district. 15 And he was teaching in their congregations and was praised by all. 16 And he came to Netsaret, where he was brought up. And as was his custom, he entered the con­gre­ga­tion on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Yesha̒yahū was handed to him. And he opened the scroll, and found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of Yăh­weh is upon me, because he anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, 19 to proclaim the favorable year of Yăh­weh.”
20 20 And he closed the scroll, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the con­gre­ga­tion were fixed upon him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
22 22 And all were speaking well of him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from his lips. And they were saying, “Is this not Yōsēph’s son?”
23 23 And he said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to me, ‘Doctor, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Kefar-Naḥūm, do here in your home town as well.’” 24 And he said, ‘amæn!’ I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his home town. 25 But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Yisra’ēl in the days of Ē’li̱yahū, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land. 26 And yet Ē’li̱yahū was sent to none of them, but only to Tsarphat, in the land of Tsi̱dōn, to a wo­man who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers in Yisra’ēl in the time of Ē’li̱sha̒ the prophet. And none of them was cleansed, but only Na‘aman the A̕rammi̱.”
28 28 And all in the congregation were filled with rage as they heard these things. 29 And they rose up and cast him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, in order to throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went his way.
31 31 And he came down to Kefar-Naḥūm, a city of Gali̱l. And he was teaching them on the Sabbaths. 32 And they were amazed at his teaching, because his message was with authority.
33 33 And there was a man in the con­gregation possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha! What do we have to do with you, Yĕshūa̒ of Netsaret? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of the Al­mĭgh­ty!” 35 And Yĕshūa̒ rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him without doing him any harm. 36 And amaze­ment came upon them all, and they were discussing with one another saying, “What is this message? For with authority and power he com­mands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37 And the report about him was getting out into every locality in the surrounding district.
Many Are Healed
38 38 And he arose and left the con­gregation, and entered Shim‘ōn’s home. Now Shim‘ōn’s mother-in-law was suf­fering from a high fever. And they made request of him on her behalf. 39 And standing over her, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she im­mediately arose and waited on them.
40 40 And the sun having set, all who had any sick with var­ious diseases brought them to him. And laying his hands on every one of them, he was healing them. 41 And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn!” And rebuking them, he would not allow them to speak, because they knew him to be the Mĕs­si­ah.
42 42 And when day came, he de­parted and went to a lonely place. And the crowds were searching for him, and came to him, and tried to keep him from going away from them. 43 But he said to them, “I must pro­claim the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty to the other cities also, because I was sent for this purpose.” 44 And he kept on pro­claiming in the con­gre­ga­tions of Yehūdah.

Luke 5

The First Disciples
5 Now it came about that while the crowds were pressing a­round him and listening to the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty, he was standing by the lake of Gennēsaret, and he saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them, and were washing their nets. And he got into one of the boats, which was Shim‘ōn’s, and asked him to put out a little way from the land. And he sat down and was teach­ing the crowds from the boat.
4 And when he had finished speak­ing, he said to Shim‘ōn, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” And Shim‘ōn answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but at your bidding I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish. And their nets were breaking, and they signaled to their partners in the other boat, for them to come and help them. And they came, and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.
8 But when Shim‘ōn Peter saw that, he fell down at Yĕ­shūa̕’s feet, saying, “Depart from me, because I am a sinful man, Adŏ­nai!” For amaze­ment had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken, 10 and so also Ya‘aqōv̱ and Yōḥanan, sons of Zav̱dai̱, who were partners with Shim‘ōn. And Yĕshūa̒ said to Shim‘ōn, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catch­ing men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
The Leper and the Paralytic
12 12 And it came about that while he was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Yĕshūa̒, he fell on his face and implored him, saying, “Adŏ­nai, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 13 And he stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be cleansed.” And im­me­di­ately the leprosy left him. 14 And he ordered him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleans­ing, just as Mōshēh commanded, for a testimony to them.”
15 15 But the news about him was spreading even farther, and great crowds were gathering to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16 But he himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. 17 And it came about one day that he was teaching. And there were some Perūshi̱m and teachers of the Law sitting there, who had come from every village of Gali̱l and Yehūdah and from Yerūshalyim. And the power of Yăh­weh was present for him to perform healing. 18 And be­hold, some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed. And they were trying to bring him in, and to set him down in front of him. 19 And not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, right in the center, in front of Yĕshūa̒. 20 And seeing their steadfastness, he said, “Friend, your sins are for­given you.”
21 21 And the scribes and the Perūshi̱m began to reason, say­ing, “Who is this man who speaks blas­phemies? Who can forgive sins, but the Al­mĭgh­ty alone?” 22 But Yĕshūa̒, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them, “Why are you rea­soning in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins have been for­given you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 24 But in order that you may know that the Sŏn of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,’ he says to the paralytic ‘I say to you, rise, and take up your stretcher and go home.’” 25 And at once he rose up before them, and took up what he was lying on, and went home, glorifying the Al­mĭgh­ty. 26 And they were all seized with astonishment and were glorify­ing the Al­mĭgh­ty. And they were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
Call of Levi (Matthew)
27 27 And after that he went out, and noticed a tax-gatherer named Lēυi̱, sitting in the tax office, and he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And he left every­thing behind, and rose and was following him. 29 And Lēυi̱ gave a big recep­tion for him in his house. And there was a great crowd of tax-collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.
30 30 And the Perūshi̱m and their scribes were grum­bling at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax-collectors and sinners?” 31 And Yĕshūa̒ answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a doctor but those who are sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous so much as sinners to repentance.”
33 33 And they said to him, “The disciples of Yōḥanan often fast and offer prayers. The disciples of the Perūshi̱m also do the same, but yours eat and drink.” 34 And Yĕshūa̒ said to them, “You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bride­groom is with them, can you? 35 But the days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.”
36 36 And he was also telling them a parable: No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. Otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wine­skins. Otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new, because he says, ‘The old is good enough.’”

Luke 6

1 Now it came about on the second first Sabbath he was passing through some grain fields. And his disciples were picking and eating the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Perūshi̱m said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbaths?”
3 And Yĕshūa̒ answering them said, “Have you not even read what Daυi̱d did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him, how he entered the house of the Al­mĭgh­ty, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not law­ful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his com­pan­ions?”
5 And he was saying to them, “The Sŏn of Man is Adŏ­nai of the Sabbath.”
6 And it came about on another Sabbath, that he entered the con­gre­gation and was teaching. And there was a man there whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Perūshi̱m were watching him closely, to see if he healed on the Sabbath, in order that they might find reason to accuse him. But he knew what they were thinking, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Rise and come forward!” And he rose and came forward. And Yĕshūa̒ said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbaths to do good, or to do harm, to save a life, or to destroy it?” 10 And after looking around at them all, he said to him, “Stretch out your hand!” And he did so. And his hand was restored. 11 But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together what they might do to Yĕshūa̒.
Choosing the Twelve
12 12 And it was at this time that he went off to the mountain to pray, and he spent the whole night in prayer to the Al­mĭgh­ty. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples to him, and chose twelve of them, whom he also named as emissaries: 14 Shim‘ōn, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and Ya‘aqōv̱ and Yōḥanan, and Philip and Bar­talmai̱, 15 and Mattai̱ and Tōma̕, Ya‘aqōv̱ the son of Ḥalphai̱, and Shim‘ōn who was called the Zealot,
16 16 Yehūdah the son of Ya‘aqōv̱, and Yehūdah I’sh Qeri̱ōt, who became a traitor.
17 17 And he descended with them, and stood on a level place. And there was a great crowd of his disciples, and a great throng of people from all Yehūdah and Yerūshalayim and the coastal region of Tsōr and Tsi̱dōn, 18 who had come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured. 19 And all the mul­ti­tude were trying to touch him, for power was coming from him and healing them all.
The Blessings
20 20 And turning his gaze on his disciples, he was saying, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.
21 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
21b 21b Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22 22 “Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and cast insults at you, and spurn your name as evil, for the sake of the Sŏn of Man. 23 Be glad in that day, and leap for joy, because behold, your reward is great in heaven, because in the same way their fathers used to treat the proph­ets.
24 24 But woe to you who are rich, because you are receiving your comfort in full.
25 25 Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep.
26 26 “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, because in the same way their fathers used to treat the false prophets.
27 27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mis­treat you.
29 29 Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also. And whoever takes away your coat, do not with­hold your shirt from him either.
30 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 “And just as you want people to treat you, treat them in the same way.
32 32 And if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sin­ners lend to sinners, in order to re­ceive back the same amount.
35 35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. And your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 Be merciful, just as your Fă­ther is merciful. 37 And do not judge and you will not be judged. And do not condemn, and you will not be con­demned. Pardon, and you will be par­doned.”
38 38 “Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be mea­sured to you in return.”
39 39 And he also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A pupil is not above his teacher, but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. 41 And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypo­crite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clear­ly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
43 43 “For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which pro­duces good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. Because men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good. And the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil, because his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Builders and Foundations
46 46 “And why do you call me, ‘Adŏ­nai, Adŏ­nai,’ and do not do what I say? 47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foun­dation upon the rock. And when a flood rose, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, be­cause it was well built. 49 But the one who has heard, and has not acted ac­cordingly, is like a man who built a house upon the ground without any foundation. And the torrent burst a­gainst it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Luke 7

Yĕshūa̒ Heals a Centurion’s Servant
1 When he had completed all his discourse in the hearing of the people, he went to Kefar-Naḥūm. And a certain centurion’s slave, who was high­ly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. And when he heard about Yĕshūa̒, he sent some Yehūdi̱ elders asking him to come and save the life of his slave. And when they had come to Yĕshūa̒, they earnestly entreated him, saying, “He is worthy for you to grant this to him, because he loves our nation, and it was he who built us our place of congregation.”
6 Now Yĕshūa̒ started on his way with them. And when he was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Adŏ­nai, do not trouble your­self further, because I am not worthy for you to come under my roof. For this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I, too, am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
9 Now when Yĕshūa̒ heard this, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following him, “I say to you, not even in Yisra’ēl have I found such great trusting loyalty.”
10 10 And when those who were sent re­turned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
11 11 And it came about soon after­ward, that he went to a city called Na‘i̱n. And his disciples were going along with him, accompanied by a large crowd. 12 Now as he ap­proached the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a sizable crowd from the city was with her.
13 13 And when Adŏ­nai saw her, he felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 And he came up and touched the coffin. And the bearers came to a halt. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!” 15 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Yĕshūa̒ gave him back to his mother. 16 And fear gripped them all, and they were glorifying the Al­mĭgh­ty, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “The Al­mĭgh­ty has visited his people!” 17 And this report con­cern­ing him went out all over Yehūdah, and in all the surrounding district.
A Deputation from Yōḥanan
18 18 And the disciples of Yōḥanan re­ported to him about all these things. 19 And summoning two of his dis­ci­ples, Yōḥanan sent them to Adŏ­nai, say­ing, “Are you the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “Yōḥanan the Immerser has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?’” 21 At that very time he cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits, and he granted sight to many who were blind. 22 And he an­swered and said to them, “Go and re­port to Yōḥanan what you have seen and heard. The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. 23 And blessed is he who keeps from stumbling over me.”
24 24 And when the messengers of Yōḥanan had left, he began to speak to the crowds about Yōḥanan, “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces. 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet. 27 This is the one about whom it is written, “Behold, I send my messenger be­fore your face, who will pre­pare your way before you.” 28 I say to you, among those born of wo­men, there is no prophet more popular than Yōḥanan, yet he who is less so, in the king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty is greater than he.”
29 29 And when all the people and the tax-collectors heard this, they vin­di­cated the Al­mĭgh­ty as ones who were immersed with the immersion of Yōḥanan. 30 But the Perūshi̱m and the lawyers rejected the Al­mĭgh­ty’s coun­sel for them­selves, not having been im­mersed by Yōḥanan.
31 31 “To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like child­ren who sit in the market place and call to one another, and they say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance. We sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’ 33 For Yōḥanan the Im­merser has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34 The Sŏn of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!’ 35 Yet wisdom is justi­fied by all her children.” 
36 36 Now one of the Perūshi̱m was requesting him to dine with him. And he entered the Perūshi̱’s house, and reclined at the table. 37 And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a sinner, and when she learned that he was reclining at the table in the Perūshi̱’s house, she brought an ala­baster vial of perfume, 38 and stand­ing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing his feet, and anointing them with the perfume.
39 39 Now when the Perūshi̱ who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet he would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.”
Parable of Two Debtors
40 40 And Yĕshūa̒ replied and said to him, “Shim‘ōn, I have some­thing to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A cer­tain mon­ey­lender had two debtors, one owed five hun­dred di̱nars, and the other fifty. 42 When they were unable to repay, he graciously for­gave them both. Which of them there­fore will love him more?”
43 43 Shim‘ōn answered and said, “I sup­pose the one whom he for­gave more.” And he said to him, “You have judged correctly.”
44 44 And turning toward the woman, he said to Shim‘ōn, “Do you see this wo­man? I entered your house. You gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with perfume. 47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, because she loved much, but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” 49 And those who were reclining at the table with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your courage has saved you. Go in peace.”

Luke 8

Ministering Women
1 And it came about soon after­ward, that he was going about from one city and village to another, pro­claiming and announcing the good news of the kingdom of the Almighty. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who were healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Miryam who was called Magdali̱t, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Yōḥanah the wife of Kūza̕, Herod’s steward, and Shōshannah, and many others were contributing to their support, out of their private means.
Parable of the Sower
4 And when a great crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to him, he spoke by way of a parable. “The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell beside the road. And it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the air ate it up. And other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And other seed fell among the thorns. And the thorns grew up with it, and choked it out. And other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” As he said these things, he would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
9 And his disciples were ques­tioning him as to what this parable might be. 10 And he said, “To you it has been granted to know the mys­ter­ies of the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty, but to the rest it is in parables, in order that ‘seeing they may not see, and hear­ing they may not understand.’”
11 11 “Now the parable is this. The seed is the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 12 And those beside the road are those who have heard. Then the Accuser comes and takes away the word from their heart, lest having affirmed faithfulness, they may be saved. 13 And those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, and these have no firm root. They affirm faithfulness for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 And the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.”
Parable of the Lamp
16 16 “Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed, but he puts it on a lampstand, in order that those who come in may see the light. 17 Because nothing is hidden that will not be­come evident, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 18 Therefore take care how you listen, because whoever holds fast, to him will more be given. And whoever does not hold fast, even what he thinks he holds to will be taken away from him.”
19 19 And his mother and brothers came to him, and they were unable to get to him because of the crowd. 20 And it was reported to him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see you.” 21 But he answered and said to them, “My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty and do it.”
Yĕshūa̒ Stills the Sea
22 22 Now it came about on one of those days, that he and his disciples got into a boat, and he said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. 23 But as they were sailing along he fell asleep. And a fierce gale of wind descended upon the lake, and they were being swamped and were being put in danger. 24 And they came to him and woke him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perish­ing!” And having been jolted awake, he rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. 25 And he said to them, “Where is your courage?” And they were fear­ful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?”
The Demoniac Cured
26 26 And they sailed to the coun­try of the Gadri̱yi̱m, which is op­po­site Gali̱l. 27 And when he had come out onto the land, he was met by a certain man from the city who was possessed with demons, and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs. 28 And seeing Yĕshūa̒, he cried out and fell before him, and said in a loud voice, “What do I have to do with you, Yĕshūa̒, Sŏn of the Al­mĭgh­ty, Most High? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 Because he was com­manding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. Because it had seized him many times. And he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard. And yet he would burst his fet­ters and be driven by the demon into the desert.
30 30 And Yĕshūa̒ asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”, because many demons had en­tered him. 31 And they were begging him not to command them to de­part into the abyss.
32 32 Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding there on the mountain. And the demons begged him to per­mit them to enter the pigs. And he gave them permission. 33 And the de­mons came out from the man and en­tered the pigs. And the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.
34 34 And when the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran away and reported it in the city and out in the country. 35 And the people went out to see what had happened. And they came to Yĕshūa̒, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Yĕshūa̒, clothed and in his right mind. And they became frightened. 36 And those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed was made well. 37 And all the people of the coun­try of the Gadri̱yi̱m and the sur­round­ing district asked him to depart from them, because they were gripped with great fear. And he got into a boat, and re­turned.
38 38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging him that he might accompany him, but he sent him away, saying, 39 “Re­turn to your house and describe what great things the Al­mĭgh­ty has done for you.” And he went away, pro­claim­ing throughout the whole city what great things Yĕshūa̒ had done for him.
Miracles of Healing
40 40 And as Yĕshūa̒ returned, the crowd welcomed him, because they had all been waiting for him. 41 And be­hold, there came a man named Ya’i̱r, and he was an official of the con­gre­ga­tion. And he fell at Yĕ­shūa̒’s feet, and were entreating him to come to his house, 42 because he had an only special one—a daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as he went, the crowds were pressing against him.
43 43 And a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, 44 came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his cloak. And immediately her bleeding stopped. 45 And Yĕshūa̒ said, “Who is the one who touched me?” And while they were all denying it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds are crowding and pressing upon you.” 46 But Yĕshūa̒ said, “Some­one did touch me, because I was aware that power had gone out of me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trem­bling and fell down before him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed.
48 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
49 49 While he was still speaking, someone came from the house of the congregation official, saying, “Your daugh­ter has died! Do not trouble the teacher anymore.” 50 But when Yĕshūa̒ heard this, he answered him, “Do not be afraid! Only have faith, and she will be made well.” 51 And when he had come to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter and Yōḥanan and Ya‘aqōv̱, and the girl’s father and mother. 52 Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her, but he said, “Stop weeping, for she has not died, but she is asleep.”  53 And they were laughing at him, knowing that she had died. 54 He, however, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Child, arise!” 55 And her spirit returned, and she rose immedi­ately. And he gave orders for some­thing to be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he in­structed them to tell no one what had happened.

Luke 9

Ministry of the Twelve
1 And he called the twelve together, and gave them power and au­thor­i­ty over all the demons, and to heal diseases. And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty, and to perform healing. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your jour­ney, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor silver, and do not even have two tunics apiece. And what­ever house you enter, stay there, and take your leave from there. And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a tes­ti­mony against them.”
6 And de­part­ing, they were going about among the villages, proclaiming the good news, and heal­ing everywhere. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening. And he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that Yōḥanan had risen from the dead, and by some that Ē’li̱yahū had appeared, and by others, that one of the prophets of old had risen again. And Herod said, “I myself had Yōḥanan beheaded, but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.
10 10 And when the emissaries re­turned, they gave an account to him of all that they had done. And taking them with him, he withdrew by him­self to a city called Bēit-Tsai̱dah. 11 But the crowds were aware of this and followed him. And welcoming them, he was speaking to them about the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty and curing those who had need of healing.
Five Thousand Fed
12 12 And the day began to decline, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat, because here we are in a desolate place.” 13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people.” 14 (For there were about five thousand men.) And he said to his dis­ci­ples, “Have them recline to eat in groups of about fifty each.” 15 And they did so, and had them all recline. 16 And he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heav­en, he blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.
18 18 And it came about that while he was praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he questioned them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered and said, “Yōḥanan the Immerser, and others say Ē’li̱yahū, but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again.” 20 And he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Mĕs­si­ah of the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 21 But he warned them, and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, 22 say­ing, “It is necessary for the Sŏn of Man to suffer many things, and be re­jected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be killed, and after three days to rise.” 23 And he was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his stave daily, and follow me. 24 Because whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake, he is the one who will save it. 25 Because what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, of him will the Sŏn of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Fă­ther and of the holy angelic messengers. 27 But I say to you truth­fully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
The Transfiguration
28 28 And almost eight days after these sayings, it came about that he took along Peter and Yōḥanan and Ya‘aqōv̱, and went up to the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the ap­pearance of his face became dif­ferent, and his clothing became white and gleam­ing. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him. And they were Mōshēh and Ē’li̱yahū, 31 who, appearing in glory, were speaking of his departure which he was about to fulfill at Yerūshalayim. 32 Now Peter and his com­panions were overcome with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. 33 And it came about, as these were parting from him, Peter said to Yĕshūa̒, “Master, it is good for us to be here,” and “let us make three tabernacles: one for you, and one for Mōshēh, and one for Ē’li̱yahū”—not re­al­izing what he was saying.
34 34 And while he was saying this, a cloud formed and was overshadowing them. And they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Sŏn, my Chosen One. Listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Yĕshūa̒ was found alone. And they kept silent, and reported to no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
37 37 And it came about on the next day, that when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38 And behold, a man from the crowd shouted out, saying, “Teach­er, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only special one, 39 and behold, a spirit seizes him, and he sud­denly screams, and it throws him into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth, and as it mauls him, it scarcely leaves him. 40 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”
41 41 And Yĕshūa̒ answered and said, “Unfaithful and perverted generation, how long will I be with you, and put up with you? Bring your son here.” 42 And while he was still approaching, the demon dashed him to the ground, and threw him into a convulsion. But Yĕshūa̒ rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of the Al­mĭgh­ty.
43b 43b But while everyone was marveling at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears, because the Sŏn of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this statement.
The Test of Greatness
46 46 And an argument arose among them as to which of them might be the greatest. 47 But Yĕshūa̒, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by his side, 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me. And whoever receives me receives him who sent me. Because he who is least among you, this is the one who is great.”
49 49 And Yōḥanan answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name. And we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with us.” 50 But Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “Do not hinder him, because he who is not against you is for you.”
51 51 And it was, in fulfilling the days of his ascending, that he set his face to go to Yerūshalayim. 52 And he sent mes­sengers before his face. And they went, and they entered a village of the Shōmrōni̱m, to make arrangements for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because he was journeying with his face toward Yerūshalayim. 54 And when his disciples Ya‘aqōv̱ and Yōḥanan saw this, they said, “Adŏ­nai, do you want us to command fire to come down from heav­en and consume them?”
55 55 But he turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of, 56 because the Sŏn of Man did not come to des­troy men’s lives, but to save them.” And they went on to another village.
The Cost Of Discipleship
57 57 And as they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Sŏn of Man has no­where to lay his head.” 59 And he said to another, “Follow me.” But he said, “Permit me first to go and bury my father.” 60 But he said to him, “Al­low the dead to bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim every­where the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 61 And another also said, “I will fol­low you, Adŏ­nai, but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.” 62 But Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.”

Luke 10

The Seventy Sent Out
1 Now after this the Master ap­pointed seventy others, and sent them two and two ahead of him to every city and place where he him­self was going to come. And he was saying to them, “The harvest is plen­ti­ful, but the laborers are few. There­fore implore the Adŏ­nai of the har­vest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no shoes, and greet no one on the way.
5 “And whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Shalōm be to this house.’ And if a man of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him, but if not, it will re­turn to you. And stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you, because the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.”
8 “And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you, and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty has come near to you.’ 10 But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty has come near.’ 12 I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sedōm, than for that city.
13 13 “Woe to you, Kōrazi̱n! Woe to you, Bēi̱t-Tsadah! For if the miracles were performed in Tsōr and Tsi̱dōn which occurred in you, they would have re­pented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tol­er­a­ble for Tsōr and Tsi̱dōn in the judg­ment, than for you.
15 15 “And you, Kefar-Naḥūm, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to the grave! 16 “The one who listens to you lis­tens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me. And he who rejects me rejects the One who sent me.”
The Seventy Return With Joy
17 17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Adŏ­nai, even the demons are subject to us in your name.” 18 And he said to them, “I was watching Sa­tan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 Never­the­less do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heav­en.”
21 21 At that very time he rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise you, Fă­ther, Adŏ­nai of heaven and earth, that you did hide these things from the wise and intelligent and did reveal them to babes. Yes, Fă­ther, for thus it was well-pleasing in your sight. 22 “All things have been handed over to me by my Fă­ther, and no one knows who the Sŏn is except the Fă­ther, and who the Fă­ther is except the Sŏn, and anyone to whom the Sŏn wills to reveal him.”
23 23 And turning to the disciples, he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, 24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.”
25 25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put him to the test, say­ing, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?” 26 And he said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?”
27 27 And he answered and said, “You shall love Yăh­weh your Al­mĭgh­ty with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 28 And he said to him, “You have answered cor­rectly. Do this, and you will live.”
29 29 But wishing to justify him­self, he said to Yĕshūa̒, “And who is my neigh­bor?”
The Good Samaritan
30 30 Yĕshūa̒ replied and said, “A cer­tain man was going down from Yerūshalayim to Yeri̱ḥō. And he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Lēυi̱i̱ also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 “But a certain Shōmrōni̱, who was on a journey, came upon him. And when he saw him, he felt com­passion, 34 and came to him, and ban­daged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. And he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 35 And on the next day he took out two di̱nari̱m and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him. And whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you.’
36 36 Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” 37 And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” And Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “Go and do the same.”
Marta̕ and Miryam
38 38 Now as they were traveling along, he entered a certain village. And a woman named Marta̕ wel­comed him into her home. 39 And she had a sister called Miryam, who moreover was lis­ten­ing to Adŏ­nai’s word, seated at his feet. 40 But Marta̕ was distracted with all her preparations. And she came up to him, and said, “Adŏ­nai, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But Adŏ­nai answered and said to her, “Marta̕, Marta̕, you are worried and bothered about so many things, 42 but only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Miryam has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 11

Instruction about Prayer
1 And it came about that while he was praying in a certain place, after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Adŏ­nai, teach us to pray just as Yōḥanan also taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Fă­ther, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.’”
5 And he said to them, “Suppose one of you will have a friend, and will go to him at midnight, and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’. And from inside he will answer and say, ‘Do not bother me! The door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his per­sistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
9 “And I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 Because everyone who asks, re­ceives, and he who seeks, finds. And to him who knocks, it will be opened.
11 11 “Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish. He will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? 12 Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Fă­ther give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
The Perūshim’s Blasphemy
14 14 And he was casting out a de­mon, and it was dumb. And it came about that when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke. And the mul­ti­tudes marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Ba‘al Zev̱ūl, the ruler of the demons.” 16 And others, to test him, were demanding of him a sign from heaven.
17 17 But he knew their thoughts, and said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste. And a house divided against itself falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Ba‘al Zev̱ūl. 19 And if I by Ba‘al Zev̱ūl cast out de­mons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Consequently they will be your judges. 20 But if I cast out demons by the finger of the Al­mĭgh­ty, then the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty has come upon you.
21 21 “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own homestead, his possessions are undisturbed, 22 but when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied, and distributes his plun­der. 23 He who is not with me is against me. And he who does not gather with me, scatters.
24 24 “When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through water­less places seeking rest, and not find­ing any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.”
27 27 And it came about while he said these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice, and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed.” 28 But he said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty, and observe it.”
The Sign of Yōnah
29 29 And as the crowds were in­creasing, he began to say, “This gen­er­a­tion is a wicked generation. It seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Yōnah. 30 For just as Yōnah became a sign to the people of Ni̱nυēh, so will the Sŏn of Man be to this generation. 31 The Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation at the judgment and con­demn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wis­dom of Shelōmōh. And behold, some­thing greater than Shelōmōh is here. 32 The men of Ni̱nυēh will stand up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, because they repented at the proclaiming of Yōnah. And be­hold, something greater than Yōnah is here.
33 33 “No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar, nor under a peck-measure, but on the lampstand, in order that those who enter may see the light. 34 The lamp of your body is your eye. When your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light, but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Then watch out that the light in you may not be dark­ness. 36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illu­mines you with its rays.”
Woes upon the Perūshi̱m
37 37 Now when he had spoken, a Perūshi̱ asked him to have breakfast with him. And he went in, and reclined at the table. 38 And when the Perūshi̱ saw it, he was surprised that he had not first ceremonially washed before the meal. 39 But Adŏ­nai said to him, “Now you Perūshi̱m clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness. 40 You foolish ones, did not he who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.
42 42 “But woe to you Perūshi̱m! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of the Al­mĭgh­ty, but these are the things you should have done without ne­glecting the others.
43 43 “Woe to you Perūshi̱m! For you love the front seats in the con­gre­ga­tions, and the respectful greetings in the market places. 44 “Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.”
45 45 And one of the lawyers said to him in reply, “Teacher, when you say this, you insult us too.” 46 But he said, “Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 “Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them. 48 Con­sequently, you are witnesses and ap­prove the deeds of your fathers, be­cause it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 For this reason also the wisdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty said, ‘I will send to them prophets and em­is­saries, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute, 50 in order that the blood of all the proph­ets, shed as a result of the fall of the world, may be charged against this gen­eration, 51 from the blood of Hev̱el to the blood of Zeḳaryahū, who per­ished between the altar and the house of the Al­mĭgh­ty. Yes, I tell you, it will be charged against this generation.’
52 52 “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hind­ered.”
53 53 And when he left there, the scribes and the Perūshi̱m began to be very hostile and to question him closely on many subjects, 54 plotting against him, to catch him in something he might say.

Luke 12

The Almĭghty Knows and Cares
1 Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of the crowd had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, he began saying to his disciples first of all, ”Beware of the leaven of the Perūshi̱m, which is hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, what­ever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.
4 “And I say to you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear. Fear the One who after he has killed has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before the Al­mĭgh­ty. But, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear. You are of more value than many sparrows.”
8 “And I say to you, everyone who confesses me before men, the Sŏn of Man will confess him also before the angelic messengers of the Al­mĭgh­ty, but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angelic mes­sengers of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 10 And every­one who will speak a word against the Sŏn of Man, it will be forgiven him, but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.
11 11 “And when they bring you before the congregations and the rulers and the authorities, do not become an­xious about how or what you should speak in your defense, or what you should say, 12 because the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Covetousness Denounced
13 13 And someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to di­vide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who appointed me a judge or arbiter over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Be­ware, and be on your guard against every form of greed, because not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his pos­ses­sions.”
16 16 And he told them a par­a­ble, saying, “The land of a certain rich man was very productive. 17 And he began reasoning to himself, say­ing, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come. Take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 But the Al­mĭgh­ty said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you. And now who will own what you have prepared?’ 21 So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
22 22 And he said to his disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you will eat, nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, because they neither sow nor reap. And they have no store­room nor barn. And yet the Al­mĭgh­ty feeds them. How much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? 26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why are you anxious about other mat­ters? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, but I tell you, even Shelōmōh in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. 28 But if the Al­mĭgh­ty so arrays the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will he clothe you, men of little trusting-loyalty!
29 29 “And do not seek what you will eat, and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek, but your Fă­ther knows that you need these things. 31 But seek for his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Fă­ther has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your pos­ses­sions and give to charity. Make your­selves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near, nor moth des­troys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Be in Readiness
35 35 “Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps alight. 36 And be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wed­ding feast, so that they may immedi­ately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes. Amæn I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. 38 Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
39 39 “And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 40 You too, be ready, because the Sŏn of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”
41 41 And Peter said, “Adŏ­nai, are you addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?” 42 And the Master said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his mas­ter will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the pro­per time? 43 Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 44 Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk, then 46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the disloyal. 47 And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, 48 but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flog­ging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much, will much be required, and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.”
Messiah Divides Men
49 49 “I have come to cast fire upon the earth. And how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have an im­mersion to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51 Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, not so much as division, 52 because from now on five mem­bers in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father, mother against daughter, and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
54 54 And he was also saying to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out. 55 And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not an­a­lyze this present time?
57 57 And why do you not even on your own in­i­ti­a­tive judge what is right? 58 For while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle with him, in order that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. 59 I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent.”

Luke 13

Call to Repent
1 Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to him about the men of Gali̱l, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these men of Gali̱l were greater sinners than all other men of Gali̱l, because they suffered this fate? I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all like­wise perish.”
4 “Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Shilōam fell and killed them, were worse cul­prits than all the men who live in Yerūshalayim? I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise per­ish.”
6 And he was telling this par­a­ble: “A certain man had a fig tree which was planted in his vineyard. And he came looking for fruit on it, and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer. And if it bears fruit next year, fine, but if not, cut it down.’”
Healing on the Sabbath
10 10 And he was teaching in one of the congregations on the Sabbaths. 11 And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit. And she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 And when Yĕshūa̒ saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Wo­man, you are freed from your sick­ness.” 13 And he laid his hands upon her. And immediately she was made erect again, and was glorifying the Al­mĭgh­ty.
14 14 And the congregation official, indignant because Yĕshūa̒ had healed on the Sabbath, was saying to the mul­titude in response, “There are six days in which work should be done. There­fore come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 But the Master answered him and said, “You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his don­key from the stall, and lead him away to water him? 16 And this woman, a daughter of A̕v̱raham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17 And as he said this, all his opponents were being humiliated. And the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by him.
Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven
18 18 Therefore he was saying, “What is the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty like, and to what will I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden. And it grew and became a tree. And the birds of the air nested in its branches.”
20 20 And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty? 21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.”
Teaching in the Villages
22 22 And he was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on his way to Yerūshalayim. 23 And someone said to him, “Adŏ­nai, are there just a few who are being saved?” And he said to them,
24 24 “Strive to enter by the nar­row door, because many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Adŏ­nai, open up to us!’ then he will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
26 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets’, 27 and he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers.’ 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see A̕v̱raham and Yitsḥaq and Ya‘aqōv̱ and all the prophets in the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty, but yourselves being cast out. 29 And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”
31 31 Just at that time some Perūshi̱m came up, saying to him, “Go away and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I am going to be perfected.’
33 33 Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day, because it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Ye­rū­sha­layim.
34 34 “Ye­rū­sha­layim, Ye­rū­sha­layim, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gath­er your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! 35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. And I say to you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yăh­weh!’”

Luke 14

Yĕshūa̒ Heals on the Sabbath
1 And it came about when he went into the house of one of the leaders of the Perūshi̱m on the Sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him closely. And there, in front of him was a certain man suf­fering from dropsy. And Yĕshūa̒ an­swered and spoke to the lawyers and Perūshi̱m, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they kept silent. And he took hold of him, and healed him, and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” And they could make no reply to this.
Parable of the Guests
7 And he was speaking a parable to the invited guests, when he noticed how they were picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, lest someone more dis­tin­guished than you may have been in­vited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place. 10 But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’, then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12 And he also went on to say to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and repayment come to you. 13 But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you, because you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
15 15 And when one of those who were reclining at the table with him heard this, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty!”
Parable of the Dinner
16 16 But he said to him, “A certain man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many. 17 And at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, because every­thing is ready now.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it. Please consider me excused.’ 19 And another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out. Please consider me excused.’ 20 And another one said, ‘I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’ 21 And the slave came back and reported this to his master. “Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the high­ways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 ‘For I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste of my dinner.’”
Discipleship Tested
25 25 Now great crowds were going along with him. And he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own stave and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 “For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
31 31 “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thou­sand? 32 Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace.
33 33 “So therefore, no one of you can be my disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. 34 There­fore, salt is good, but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 35 It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Luke 15

The Lost Sheep
1 Now all the tax-collectors and the sinners were coming near him to listen to him. And both the Perūshi̱m and the scribes were grum­bling, saying, “This man receives sin­ners and eats with them.”
3 And he told them this parable, saying, “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoul­ders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who re­pents, than over ninety-nine right­eous persons who need no re­pen­tance.
The Lost Coin
8 “Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neigh­bors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angelic messengers of the Al­mĭgh­ty over one sinner who repents.”
The Wayward Son
11 11 And he said, “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ And he divided his wealth be­tween them. 13 And not many days later, the younger son gathered every­thing together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
14 14 Now when he had spent every­thing, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 “And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
17 17 “But coming to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired men.”’ 20 And he got up and came to his father.
20b 20b  “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and em­braced him, and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sin­ned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry, 24 because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again. He was lost, and has been found.’ And they began to be merry.
25 25 “Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and ap­proached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he summoned one of the servants and was inquiring what these things might be. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fat­tened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he became angry, and was not willing to go in. “And his father came out and was entreating him. 29 But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you, and I have never neglected a com­mand of yours. And yet you have never given me a kid, that I might be merry with my friends, 30 but when this son of yours came, who has de­voured your wealth with harlots, you killed the fattened calf for him.’
31 31 And he said to him, ‘My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 ‘But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”

Luke 16

The Unrighteous Steward
1 Now he was also saying to the disciples, “There was a cer­tain rich man who had a steward, and this steward was reported to him as squan­dering his possessions. “And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’
3 “And the steward said to him­self, ‘What will I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig. I am ashamed to beg. I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from the stewardship, they will receive me into their homes.’
5 “And he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he was saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred meas­ures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’
8 “And his master praised the un­right­eous steward because he had acted shrewdly, because the sons of this world are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.
9 “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the mam­mon of unrighteousness, that when it fails, they may receive you in the ever­lasting tents. 10 He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much. And he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11 If therefore you have not been faithful with unrighteous mam­mon, who will trust you? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No ser­vant can serve two masters, because either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve the Al­mĭgh­ty and mammon.”
14 14 Now the Perūshi̱m, who were lovers of silver, were listening to all these things, and they were scoffing at him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who are justifying your­selves in the sight of men, but the Al­mĭgh­ty knows your hearts, because that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
16 16 (The Law and the prophets prophesied Mĕssiah up through Yōḥanan. Since then the good news of the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty is pro­claimed, and everyone against it forces himself.) 17 “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.”
18 18 “Every­one who sends his wife away and then marries another commits adul­tery. And he who marries one who is sent away from a husband commits adul­tery.”
The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 19 “Now there was a certain rich man, and he habitually dressed in pur­ple and fine linen, lavishly living in splen­dor every day. 20 And a certain poor man named E̕la̒zar was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21 and long­ing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table, but, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22 Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angelic mes­sengers to A̕v̱raham’s bosom. And the rich man also died and was buried.
23 23 “And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away, and E̕la̒zar in his bosom.
24 24 And he cried out and said, ‘Fa­ther A̕v̱raham, have mercy on me, and send E̕la̒zar, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame.’
25 25 But A̕v̱raham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and like­wise E̕la̒zar bad things, but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 ‘And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, in order that those who wish to come over from here to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’
27 27 “And he said, ‘Then I beg you, Father, that you send him to my fa­ther’s house—28 for I have five broth­ers—that he may warn them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’
29 29 But A̕v̱raham said, ‘They hold to Mōshēh and the prophets. They must listen to them.’ 30 But he said, ‘No, Father A̕v̱raham, but if some­one goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Mōshēh and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if some­one rises from the dead.’”

Luke 17

1 And he said to his disciples, “It is inevitable that stum­bling blocks should come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stum­ble.
3 Be on your guard! If your broth­er sins, rebuke him. And if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”
5 And the emissaries said to the Master, “Increase our stead­fast­ness!” And the Master said, “If you had steadfastness like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’, and it would obey you. But which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and sit down to eat’? But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and pro­perly clothe yourself and serve me until I have eaten and drunk. And after­ward you will eat and drink’? He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were com­manded, does he? 10 So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves. We have done only that which we ought to have done.’”
Ten Lepers Cleansed
11 11 And it came about while he was on the way to Yerūshalayim, that he was passing between Shōmrōn and Gali̱l. 12 And as he entered a certain village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met him, 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Yĕshūa̒, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 And when he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And it came about that as they were going, they were cleansed.
15 15 Now one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying the Al­mĭgh­ty with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at his feet, giving thanks to him. And he was Shōmrōni̱.
17 17 And Yĕshūa̒ answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? 18 Was no one found who turned back to give glory to the Al­mĭgh­ty, except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise, and go your way. Your courage has saved you.”
20 20 Now having been questioned by the Perūshi̱m as to when the king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty was coming, he answered them and said, “The king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty is not coming with signs to be observed, 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty is in your midst.”
Second Coming Foretold
22 22 And he said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Sŏn of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them.
24 24 For just as the light­ning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Sŏn of Man be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this gen­er­a­tion.
26 26 “And just as it happened in the days of Nōaḥ, so it will be also in the days of the Sŏn of Man: 27 they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Nōaḥ entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 28 It was the same as happened in the days of Lōt: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building, 29 but on the day that Lōt went out from Sedōm it rained fire and brim­stone from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 30 It will be just the same on the day that the Sŏn of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, let not the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house go down to take them away. And likewise let not the one who is in the field turn back. 32 Re­mem­ber Lōt’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and who­ever loses his life will preserve it.
34 34 I tell you, on that night there will be two men in one bed. One will be taken, and the other will survive. 35 There will be two women grind­ing at the same place. One will be taken, and the other will be left. 36 Two men will be in the field. One will be taken and the other will be left.”
37 37 And answering they said to him, “Where, Adŏ­nai?” And he said to them, “Where the body is, there also will the vultures be gathered.”

Luke 18

Parables on Prayer
1 Now he was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear the Al­mĭgh­ty, and did not respect man. And there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ And for a while he was unwilling, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear the Al­mĭgh­ty nor respect man, yet be­cause this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, lest by con­tinually coming she wear me out.’”
6 And Adŏ­nai said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said. Now shall not the Al­mĭgh­ty bring about justice for his elect, who cry to him day and night, and will he delay long over them? I tell you that he will bring about justice for them speedily.
8b 8b But, straightaway the Sŏn of Man having come, will find faithfulness on earth!”
The Perūshim and the Tax Collector
9 And he also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in them­selves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Perūshi̱, and the other a tax-gatherer. 11 The Perūshi̱ stood and was praying thus to himself, ‘Al­mĭgh­ty, I thank you that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer. 12 ‘I fast twice on the Sabbath. I pay tithes of all that I get.’
13 13 But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heav­en, but was beating his breast, say­ing, ‘Al­mĭgh­ty, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
14 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house being done justice rather than the other, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 
15 15 And they were bringing even their infants to him so that he might touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they were rebuking them. 16 But Yĕshūa̒ called for them, saying, “Per­mit the children to come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty belongs to such as these. 17 Amæn I say to you, who­ever does not receive the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty like a child will not enter it at all.”
The Rich Young Ruler Mk 10:17, Mat 19:16.
18 18 And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit everlasting life?” 19 And Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “Why do you say I am good? No one is perfect except one: the Al­mĭgh­ty. 20 You know the com­mandments, ‘Do not commit adul­tery, do not mur­der, do not steal, do not bear false wit­ness, honor your fath­er and moth­er.’”  21 And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” 22 And when Yĕshūa̒ heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you possess, and distri­bute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.” 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, because he was extremely rich.
24 24 And Yĕshūa̒ looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 26 And they who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “The things impossible with men are pos­sible with the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
28 28 And Peter said, “Behold, we have left our own homes, and fol­lowed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Amæn I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or broth­ers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty, 30 who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, everlasting life.”
31 31 And he took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Yerūshalayim. And all things having been written through the prophets will be accomplished by the Sŏn of Man. 32 For he will be delivered to the nations, and he will be mocked and he will be spit upon, 33 and scourging, they will kill him. And the third day he will rise.” 34 And they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not com­pre­hend the things that were said.
Bar-Ti̱mai̱ Receives Sight
35 35 And it came about that as he was approaching Yeri̱ḥō, a certain blind man was sitting by the road, begging. 36 Now hearing a crowd going by, he was inquiring what this might be. 37 And they told him that Yĕshūa̒ of Netsaret was passing by. 38 And he called out, saying, “Yĕshūa̒, Sŏn of Daυi̱d, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Sŏn of Daυi̱d, have mercy on me!” 40 And Yĕshūa̒ stopped and commanded that he be brought to him. And when he had come near, he questioned him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” And he said, “Adŏ­nai, I want to regain my sight!” 42 And Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “Receive your sight. Your courage has saved you.” 43 And immediately he regained his sight, and was following him, glorifying the Al­mĭgh­ty. And when all the peo­ple saw it, they gave praise to the Al­mĭgh­ty.

Luke 19

Zakkai̱ Converted
1 And he entered and was pass­ing through Yeri̱ḥō. And behold, there was a man called by the name of Zakkai̱. And he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich. And he was trying to see who Yĕshūa̒ was, and he was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. And he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see him, for he was about to pass through that way. And when Yĕshūa̒ came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zakkai̱, hurry and come down, because today I must stay at your house.”
6 And he hurried and came down, and received him gladly. And when they saw it, they all were grum­bling, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zakkai̱ stopped and said to the Master, “Behold, Adŏ­nai, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” And Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a Sŏn of A̕v̱ra­ham. 10 For the Sŏn of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Parable of Money Usage
11 11 And while they were listening to these things, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Yerūshalayim, and they supposed that the king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty was going to appear immediately. 12 He said there­fore, “A certain nobleman went to a dis­tant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. 13 And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with this until I come back.’ 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’
15 15 “And it came about that when he returned, after receiving the king­dom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the silver, be called to him in order that he might know what business they had done. 16 And the first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, be in authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came, saying, ‘Your mina, master, has made five minas.’ 19 And he said to him also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’
20 20 “And another came, saying, ‘Master, behold your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief, 21 because I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man. You take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 ‘Then why did you not put the silver in the bank, and having come, I would have col­lected it with interest?’ 24 And he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25 And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas already.’ 26 I tell you, that to every­one who holds fast will more be given, but from the one who does not hold fast, even what he does have will be taken away. 27 But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”
Triumphal Entry
28 28 And after he had said these things, he was going on ahead, ascend­ing to Yerūshalayim. 29 And it came about that when he approached Bēi̱t-Paggēi̱ and Bēi̱t-Hi̱ni̱, near the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the dis­ci­ples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, in which as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat. Untie it, and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ thus shall you speak, ‘Yăh­weh has need of it.’” 32 And those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “Yăh­weh has need of it.”
35 35 And they brought it to Yĕshūa̒, and they threw their garments on the colt, and put Yĕshūa̒ on it. 36 And as he was going, they were spreading their garments in the road. 37 And as he was now approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole mul­titude of the disciples began to praise the Al­mĭgh­ty joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of Yăh­weh! Shalōm in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Perūshi̱m in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 And he answered and said, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”
41 41 And when he approached, he saw the city and wept over it, 42 say­ing, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side, 44 and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your vis­it­a­tion.”
Traders Driven from the Temple
45 45 And he entered the temple and began to cast out those who were selling, 46 saying to them, “It is writ­ten, ‘And my house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.” 47 And he was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to des­troy him, 48 and they could not find any­thing that they might do, for all the people were hanging upon his words.

Luke 20

Yĕshūa̒’s Authority Questioned
1 And it came about on one of the days while he was teaching the people in the temple and pro­claiming the good news, that the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted him, and they spoke, say­ing to him, “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things, or who is the one who gave you this authority?”
3 And he answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell me: Was the immersion of Yōḥanan from heaven or from men?” And they reasoned among them­selves, say­ing, “If we say, ‘from heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not support him?’ But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that Yōḥanan was a prophet.” And they answered that they did not know where it came from. And Yĕshūa̒ said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
Parable of the Vine-growers
9 And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vine­yard and rented it out to vine-grow­ers, and went on a journey for a long time. 10 And at the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order that they might give him some of the produce of the vineyard, but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 And he proceeded to send another slave. And they beat him also and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he proceeded to send a third. And this one also they wounded and cast out.
13 13 “And the owner of the vine­yard said, ‘What will I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’ 14 But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir! Let us kill him that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, therefore, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others.” And when they heard it, they said, “May it never be!” 17 But he looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief corner stone’?  18 Every­one who falls on that stone will be bruised, but on whomever it falls, it will winnow him like dust.”
Tribute to Caesar
19 19 And the scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on him that very hour, and they feared the people, because they understood that he spoke this parable against them.
20 20 And they watched him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch him in some statement, so as to deliver him up to the rule and the authority of the governor.
21 21 And they questioned him, saying, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, and you are not partial to any, but teach the way of the Al­mĭgh­ty in truth. 22 “Is it law­ful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 23 But he detected their trickery and said to them, 24 “Show me a di̱nar. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” And they said, “Caesar’s.” 25 And he said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to the Al­mĭgh­ty the things that are the Al­mĭgh­ty’s.” 26 And they were unable to catch him in a saying in the presence of the people, and marveling at his answer, they became silent.
Is There a Resurrection?
27 27 Now there came to him some of the Tsaddūqi̱m (who say that there is no resurrection), 28 and they ques­tioned him, saying, “Teacher, Mōshēh wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he is child­less, his brother should take the wife and raise up offspring to his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died child­less, 30 and the second 31 and the third took her. And in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32 Finally the woman died also. 33 In the resur­rection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife.”
34 34 And Yĕshūa̒ said to them, “The sons of this age give in marriage and are married, 35 but those who are con­sidered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither give in marriage, nor are married. 36 Yea, neither can they die any­more, for they are like angelic mes-sen­gers, and are sons of the Al­mĭgh­ty, being sons of the res­ur­rec­tion.
37 37 “But that the dead are raised, even Mōshēh showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls Yăh­weh the Al­mĭgh­ty of A̕v̱raham, and the Al­mĭgh­ty of Yitsḥaq, and the Al­mĭgh­ty of Ya‘aqōv̱.  38 Now he is not the Al­mĭgh­ty of the dead but of the living, because all live to Him.”
39 39 And some of the scribes an­swered and said, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For they did not have courage to question him any longer about anything. 41 And he said to them, “How is it that they say the Mĕs­si­ah is Daυi̱d’s son? 42 For Daυi̱d himself says in the scroll of Psalms, “Yăh­weh said to my Adŏ­nai, ‘Remain at my right hand while I make your enemies a foot­stool for your feet.’”  44 Daυi̱d therefore calls him ‘Adŏ­nai,’ and how is he his son?”
45 45 And while all the people were listening, he said to the disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the mar­ket places, and chief seats in the con­gre­ga­tions, and places of honor at ban­quets, 47 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater con­demnation.”

Luke 21

The Widow’s Gift
1 And he looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw a certain poor widow putting in two small cop­per coins. And he said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them, because they all out of their surplus put into the offering, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.”
5 And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, he said, “As for these things which you are looking at, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another which will not be torn down.” And they questioned him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”
8 And he said, “See to it that you be not misled, because many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is at hand’; do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be ter­rified, because these things must take place first, but the end does not follow im­me­di­ate­ly.”
Things to Come
10 10 Then he continued by saying to them, “Nation will rise against na­tion, and kingdom against king­dom, 11 and there will be great earth­quakes, and in various places plagues and famines. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But be­fore all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the con­gre­ga­tions and prisons, bringing you be­fore kings and governors for my name’s sake.
13 13 It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony. 14 So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to de­fend yourselves, 15 because I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. 16 But you will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, 17 and you will be hated by all on account of my name. 18 Yet not a hair of your head will perish.
19 19 By your endurance you will gain your souls.
20 20 “But when you see Yerūshalayim surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is at hand. 21 Then let those who are in Yehūdah flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of the city depart, and let not those who are in the country enter the city, 22 because these are days of vengeance, in order that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 23 Woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days, because there will be great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people, 24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations. And Yerūshalayim will be trampled under foot by the nations until the times of the nations be fulfilled.
25 25 “And there will be indications in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth anguish of nations in dismay, like a roaring of the sea and the surf, 26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world, because the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Sŏn of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  28 But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
29 29 And he told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees, 30 as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 Even so you, too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty is near. 32 Amæn I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
34 34 “Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighted down with dis­sipation and drunkenness and the wor­ries of life, and that day come on you suddenly like a trap, 35 because it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.
36 36 But keep watch at every appointed time, praying that you may have strength to flee all these things that are going to happen, and to stand before the Sŏn of Man.”
37 37 Now during the day he was teaching in the temple, but at evening he would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet. 38 And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to him in the temple to listen to him.

Luke 22

The Approaching Feast
1 Now the Feast of Unlea­vened Bread, which is call­ed the Pass­over, was approaching. And the chief priests and the scribes were seek­ing how they might put him to death, but they were afraid of the people.
3 And Satan entered into Yehūdah who was called I̕sh-Qeri̱yōt, belonging to the number of the twelve. And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him silver. And he consented, and was seeking a good opportunity to betray him to them apart from the mul­titude.
Nisan 14
7 Then came the day of the Pass­over, on which it was necessary to sac­rifice the Passover. And he sent Peter and Yōḥanan, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”
9 And they said to him, “Where do you desire we should prepare?”
10 10 And he said to them, “Be­hold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him into the house that he enters. 11 And you shall say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with my dis­ci­ples?  12 And he will show you a large, furnished, upper room. Prepare there.” 13 And they departed and found everything just as he had told them. And they prepared for the Passover.
I Will Not Eat It
14 14 And when the hour had come he reclined at the table, and the emis­sar­ies with him. 15 And he said to them, “Desiring I have desired this: to eat the Passover with you before I suffer. 16 However, I say to you, I will by no means eat it until it is fulfilled in the king­dom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 
17 17 And when he had taken a cup and given thanks, he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. 18 Truly I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty comes.”
19 19 And when he had taken some bread and given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This represents my body.”
21 21 “But behold, the hand of the one betraying me is with me on the table. 22 For indeed, the Sŏn of Man is going as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to dis­cuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing.
Who Is Greatest
24 24 And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest. 25 And he said to them, “The kings of the nations lord it over them. And those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’ 26 But not so with you, but let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant. 27 For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
28 28 “And you are those who have stood by me in my trials. 29 And just as my Fă­ther has granted me a king­dom, I grant you 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Yisra’ēl.
31 31 “Shim‘ōn, Shim‘ōn, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faithfulness may not fail. And you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 And he said to him, “Adŏ­nai, with you I am ready to go both to prison and to death!” 34 And he said, “I say to you, Peter, the cock will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know me.”
35 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out without purse and bag and sandals, you did not lack any­thing, did you?” And they said, “No, nothing.” 36 And he said to them, “But now, let him who has a purse take it along, likewise also a bag, and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. 37 For I tell you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in me, ‘And he was reckoned with trans­gres­sors’, because that which refers to me has its fulfillment.”  38 And they said, “Adŏ­nai, look, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”
The Garden of Gethsemane
39 39 And he came out and pro­ceeded as was his custom to the Mount of Olives. And the disciples also fol­lowed him. 40 And when he arrived at the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and he knelt down and was praying, 42 saying, “Fă­ther, if you are willing, remove this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done.”
43 43 Now a messenger from heaven appeared to him, strengthen­ing him. 44 And being in agony he was praying very fervently. And his sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground. 45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow, 46 and said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Yĕshūa̒ Betrayed by Yehūdah
47 47 While he was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Yehūdah, one of the twelve, was preceding them. And he approached Yĕshūa̒ to kiss him.
48 48 But Yĕshūa̒ said to him, “Yehūdah, are you betraying the Sŏn of Man with a kiss?” 49 And when those who were around him saw what was going to happen, they said, “Adŏ­nai, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 And a certain one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Yĕshūa̒ an­swered and said, “Stop! No more of this.” And he touched his ear and healed him.
52 52 And Yĕshūa̒ said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come against him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as against a robber? 53 While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on me, but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”
Yĕshūa̒’s Arrest
54 54 And having arrested him, they led him away, and brought him to the house of the high priest, but Peter was following at a distance. 55 And after they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them. 56 And a certain servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight, and looking intently at him, said, “This man was with him too.” 57 But he de­nied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”
58 58 And a little later, another saw him and said, “You are one of them too!” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!” 59 And after about an hour had passed, another man was insisting, saying, “Cer­tainly this man also was with him, for he is a Gali̱li̱ too.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immedi­ately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed. 61 And Adŏ­nai turned and looked at Peter. And Peter re­mem­bered the word of Adŏ­nai, how he had told him, “Before a cock crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.
63 63 And the men who were hold­ing Yĕshūa̒ in custody were mocking him, and beating him, 64 and they blind­folded him and were asking him, saying, “Prophesy, who is the one who hit you?” 65 And they were saying many other things against him, blas­pheming.
Yĕshūa̒ before the Sanhedri̱n
66 66 And when it was day, the San­hedri̱n of elders of the people assem­bled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led him away to their coun­cil chamber, saying, 67 “If you are the Mĕs­si­ah, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not support it, 68 and if I ask a question, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Sŏn of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of the Al­mĭgh­ty.”  70 And they all said, “Are you the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn, then?” And he said to them, “Yes, I am.” 71 And they said, “What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it our­selves from his own mouth.”

Luke 23

Yĕshūa̒ before Pilate
1 Then the whole body of them arose and brought him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man mis­lead­ing our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that he him­self is Mĕs­si­ah, a King.”
3 And Pilate asked him, saying, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he an­swered him and said, “It is as you say.” And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in this man.”
5 But they kept on insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching all over Yehūdah, starting from Gali̱l, even as far as this place.”
6 But when Pi­late heard it, he asked whether the man was a Gali̱li̱. And when he learned that he belonged to Herod’s juris­dic­tion, he sent him to Herod, who him­self also was in Yerūshalayim at that time.
Yĕshūa̒ before Herod
8 Now Herod was very glad when he saw Yĕshūa̒, because he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he was hearing about him and was hoping to see some sign performed by him. And he ques­tioned him at some length, but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing him vehe­mently. 11 And Herod with his soldiers, after treating him with contempt and mocking him, dressed him in a gor­geous robe and sent him back to Pi­late. 12 Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day, because before they were at enmity with each other.
Pilate Seeks Yĕshūa̒’s Release
13 13 And Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against him. 15 Neither has Herod, because he sent him back to us, and behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16 I will therefore punish him and release him.”
17 17 Now he was obliged to release to them at the feast one prisoner. 18 But they cried out all together, saying, “Away with this man, and release for us Bar-A̕bba̕!” 19 (He was one who was thrown into prison for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder.)
20 20 And Pilate, wanting to release Yĕshūa̒, ad­dressed them again, 21 but they kept on calling out, saying, “Crucify, cru­cify him!” 22 And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has this man done? I have found in him no guilt demanding death. I will there­fore punish him and release him.”
23 23 But they were insistent, with loud voices asking that he be crucified. And their voices were prevailing. 24 And Pilate pronounced sentence that their demand should be granted. 25 And he released the man they were asking for who was thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he delivered Yĕshūa̒ to their will.
Shim‘ōn Bears the Cross
26 26 And when they led him away, they laid hold of one Shim‘ōn of Cy­rene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the stave to carry be­hind Yĕshūa̒. 27 And there were fol­lowing him a great crowd of the peo­ple, and of women who were mour­ning and lamenting him.
28 28 But Yĕshūa̒ turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for me, but weep for yourselves and for your child­ren. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what will happen in the dry?”
32 32 And two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with him.
The Crucifixion
33 33 And when they came to the place called the skull, there they crucified him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
34 34 But Yĕshūa̒ was saying, “Fă­ther, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up his garments among themselves. 35 And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself if this is the Mĕs­si­ah of the Al­mĭgh­ty, his Chosen One.”
36 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming up to him, offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!”
38 38 Now there was also an inscription above him, “This is the king of the Yehūdi̱m.” 39 And one of the criminals who were crucified there was hurling abuse at him, saying, “Are you not the Mĕs­si­ah? Save Yourself and us!”
40 40 But the other answered, and re­buking him said, “Do you not even fear the Al­mĭgh­ty, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, because we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 42 And he was saying, “Yĕshūa̒, remember me when you come in your kingdom!” 43 And he said to him, “Amæn, to you I say today, that you will be with me in Paradise.”
44 44 And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 the sun being obscured. And the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And Yĕshūa̒, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Fă­ther, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” And having said this, he breathed his last.
47 47 Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he was praising the Al­mĭgh­ty, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent.” 48 And all the crowds who came together for this spectacle, when they observed what had happened, were returning, beating their breasts. 49 And all his acquain­tances and the women who accom­panied him from Gali̱l, were stand­ing at a distance, seeing these things.
Yĕshūa̒ Is Buried
50 50 And behold, a man named Yōsēf, who was a member of the Coun­cil, a good and righteous man 51 (he had not consented to their plan and action), a man from Har-Matayim, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Yĕshūa̒. 53 And he took it down and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever lain.
54 54 And it was the day before a Sabbath. 55 Now the women who had come with him out of Galilee fol­lowed after, and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56 and they returned and prepared spices and per­fumes.

Luke 24

1 And on the one Sabbath they rested, but on the first of the Sabbaths, at deep dawn they came upon the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of Adŏ­nai Yĕshūa̒.
4 And it happened that while they were perplexed about this, be­hold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel, and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but he has risen. Remember how he spoke to you while he was still in Gali̱l, saying that the Sŏn of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”
8 And they remembered his words, and re­turned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Miryam HaMagdali̱t and Yōḥanah and Miryam the mother of Ya‘aqōv̱. Also the other women with them were telling these things to the emissaries.
11 11 And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not support them. 12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb, stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only. And he went away to his home, mar­veling at that which had happened.
The Road to Emmaus
13 13 And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Yerūshalayim. 14 And they were con­versing with each other about all these things which had taken place. 15 And it came about that while they were conversing and discussing, Yĕshūa̒ himself ap­proached, and was traveling with them. 16 But their eyes were pre­vented from recognizing him.
17 17 And he said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one an­other as you are walking?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 And one of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to him, “Are you the only one visiting Yerūshalayim and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “The things about Yĕshūa̒ the Natsri̱, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of the Al­mĭgh­ty and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to the sentence of death, and crucified him.
21 21 And we were hop­ing that it was he who was about to redeem Yisra’ēl. But indeed, even with all this, a third day just passed today, from when these things hap­pened.
22 22 But also some women among us amazed us. When they were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and did not find his body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angelic messengers, who said that he was alive. 24 And some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said, but him they did not see.”
25 25 And he said to them, “Foolish men and slow of heart to affirm faithfulness in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary for the Mĕs­si­ah to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?”
27 27 And be­gin­ning with Mōshēh and with all the proph­ets, he explained to them the things concerning himself in all the Scrip­tures.
28 28 And they approached the vil­lage where they were going, and he acted as though he would go farther. 29 And they urged him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward set­ting, and the day is now declining.” And he went in to stay with them.
30 30 And it came about that when he had reclined at the table with them, he took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, he was giving it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.
32 32 And they said to one another, “Were not our hearts burn­ing within us while he was speaking to us on the road, while he was explain­ing the Scriptures to us?” 33 And they arose that very hour and returned to Yerūshalayim, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, 34 say­ing, “Adŏ­nai has really risen, and has appeared to Shim‘ōn.” 35 And they were relating their experiences on the road and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
Other Appearances
36 36 And while they were telling these things, he himself stood in their midst. 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
40 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still could not give support to it for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish. 43 And he took it and ate it before them.
44 44 Now he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about me in the Law of Mōshēh and the prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
45 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Mĕs­si­ah should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; 47 and that re­pentance for for­give­ness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Yerūshalayim. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending forth the promise of my Fă­ther upon you, but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
The Ascension
50 50 And he led them out as far as Bēi̱t-Hi̱ni̱, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 And it came about that while he was blessing them, he parted from them. 52 And they returned to Yerūshalayim with great joy, 53 and were con­tinually in the temple, praising the Al­mĭgh­ty.

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