1The four “gospels” correlate with the four faces of the living creatures in Y’hezq’el chapter 1, which were also depicted on the four primary banners of the camp of Ysra’al  in the wilderness. Luqa’s account emphasizes YaHuWSHuWaH’s humanity, corresponding with the face of a man. MatithYahuw portrays YaHuWSHuWaH primarily as the King, corresponding with the face of the lion. Mark emphasizes His servanthood, corresponding with the ox, and Yahuwchanan corresponds with the eagle—the one who supersedes natural limits /YashaYahuw 40:31) and bears the captives back home (Ex. 19:4). Yahuwchanan is indeed the most mystical of the books, focusing on Ruwach haQadosh's significance behind YaHuWSHuWaH’s words and deeds. It also highlights His fulfillment of the particulars of the prescribed festivals. Notice its parallels also to Genesis 1, including enumeration of what happened each day in sequence. The book is also structured around a series of “I AM” statements and signs that accompanied them, demonstrating that He was the one the neb'im had all pointed toward.

The Tetragrammaton  =  hwhy = YaHuWaH   

 h[wcwhy  = YaHuWSHuWaH  

[Exodus 23:20 “Behold, I send My Messenger before you, to guard you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 23:21 Pay attention to Him, and listen to His voice. Don’t provoke Him, for He shall not pardon your disobedience, for My Name is in Him."  [I shall raise them up a nabi from among their brothers, like you; and I shall put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I shall command Him.  It shall happen, that whoever shall not listen to My words which He shall speak in My Name, I shall require it of him. (Deut. 18:18-19)]

Yahuwchanan 12:48 He who rejects Me, and doesn’t receive My sayings, has one who judges him. The Word that I spoke shall judge him in the last Day. 12:49 For I spoke not from Myself, but the Father Who sent Me, He gave me a Commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 12:50 I know that His Commandment is age-abiding life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to Me, so I exactly speak it.” (Deut. 18:18-19) These words need to be remembered in reading this  work.

YirmeYahuw 36:17 They asked Baruwk, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words? From his mouth? 36:18 Then Baruwk answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.         

The Besorah According to MattithYahuw

Genealogy of Miriam thru Dawiyd

1:1 A record of the genealogy of YaHuWSHuWaH haMashiyach, the son of Dawiyd, the son of Abraham. 1:2 Abraham became the father of Yitshaq. Yitshaq became the father of Ya'aqob. Ya'aqob became the father of Yahuwdah and his brothers. 1:3 Yahuwdah became the father of Perets and Zerach by Tamar. Perets became the father of Chetsrown. Chetsrown became the father of Aram. 1:4 Aram became the father of Ammiynadab. Ammiynadab became the father of Nachshown. Nachshown became the father of Salmown. 1:5 Salmown became the father of Bo'az by Rachab. Bo'az became the father of Owbed by Ruwth. Owbed became the father of Yishay. 1:6 Yishay became the father of king Dawiyd. Dawiyd became the father of Shelomoh by her who had been the wife of UwriYahuw. 1:7 Shelomoh became the father of Rechab'am. Rechab'am became the father of AbiYahuw. AbiYahuw became the father of Asa. 1:8 Asa became the father of Yahuwshaphat. Yahuwshaphat became the father of Yowram. Yowram became the father of UzziYahuw. 1:9 UzzYahuw became the father of Yowtham. Yowtham became the father of Achaz. Achaz became the father of ChizqiYahuw. 1:10 ChizqiYahuw became the father of Menashsheh. Menashsheh became the father of Amown. Amown became the father of Yo'shiYahuw. 1:11 Yo'shiYahuw became the father of YekonYahuw and his brothers, at the time of the exile to Babylon.  1:12 After the exile to Babylon, YekonYahuw became the father of She'atiy'el. She'atiy'el became the father of Zerubbabel. 1:13 Zerubbabel became the father of Abiyhuwd. Abiyhuwd became the father of Elyaqiym. Elyaqiym became the father of Azzuwr. 1:14 Azzuwr became the father of Tz'dukim. Tz'dukim became the father of Yowqiym. Yowqiym became the father of Elhowd.  1:15 Elhowd became the father of El'azar. El'azar became the father of Matthan. Matthan became the father of Ya'aqob. 1:16 Ya'aqob became the father of Yahuwseph, the father/guardian of Miryam, from whom was born YaHuWSHuWaH, Who is called Mashiyach.  1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to Dawiyd are fourteen generations; from Dawiyd to the exile to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon to haMashiyach, fourteen generations. (42 generations in all)

[Anointed One = Mashiyach - a Torah specific term that can only be understood in the context of the TaNaK. YaHuWaH directs His servants to perform "h'mishchah" (the anointing) with oil, indicating those whom YaHuWaH Sets-apart and puts His Ruwach haKadosh within.]

1:18 Now the birth of YaHuWSHuWaH haMashiyach was like this; for after His mother, Miryam, was betrothed to Yahuwseph, before they came together, the Ruwach haQadosh found her pregnant.


 Betrothed: similar to engagement, but considered as binding as marriage, as it was a pledge and thus the first stage of the marital covenant. A ceremony "set the woman apart" to this man; it thus required a bill of divorce to break, as well as the return of gifts and compensation for the public degradation; many men would not be willing to marry a woman who had thus been shamed. (Ben-David) Before they consummated: Heb., "before he came into her". (See note on v. 25) According to Luke, as soon as the Messenger informed her that she was to bear a Son, she went to where Ali-shaba - the Immerser's mother - lived and stayed with her for 3 months - so when she came back she would have been "showing".

1:19 Yahuwseph,  her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly. 

 Public example: Heb., "disclose or slander her". The procedure in cases of fornication (Deut. 22:23ff) was stoning. He did not wish this on her, but knew it would be the case if he exposed her. That Yahuwseyf was righteous yet would not follow this Torah regulation may stem from the fact that the supposed other man involved was not found, or that he trusted Miryam enough to partly believe her.

1:20 But when he thought about these things, behold, a Messenger of YaHuWaH [ yhwh - I AM HE who EXISTS]  appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Yahuwseph, son of Dawiyd, don’t be afraid to take to yourself Miryam, your wife, for that which is conceived within her is from the Ruwach haKadosh.

 Begotten... Ruwach: Heb., "from the Ruwach of Set-apartness, because from the Ruwach of Set-apartness she has conceived."

 1:21 And look! She shall bring forth a son. You shall call His name YaHuWSHuWaH, (h[wcwhy)  for it is "He Who will save His people from their sins".” (this is the exact meaning of His Name in Ibriy ..... Yahuw + shuwah = I AM HE who SAVES)

1:22 Now all this has happened, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by YaHuWaH through the nabi, saying,

1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child,

and shall bring forth a son.

They shall call His name Immanu'al;”

which is, being interpreted, “Our Aluah is with us.”

“[Therefore my Master will give Himself to you for a sign  Luke 2: 34,  Look!  The virgin [of Ysra'al] is with Child, and one is bearing a Ben, and she will call His name “`Immânuw'Al  (The Power with us)!”  YashaYahuw 7: 14] [PSftR]

1:24 Yahuwseph arose from his sleep, and did as the Messenger of YaHuWaH commanded him, and took his wife to himself;

 Took: went through with the second stage of the marriage. It is common in Hebrew to speak of the entire process as "taking a wife and marrying her".

 1:25 and did not know her until she had brought forth her Ben, the First-born. He named Him YaHuWSHuWaH.

 Normally in Hebrew culture the marriage is consummated in a separate room while the guests celebrate nearby, and the "friend of the bridegroom" listens for the groom to call out from within the chamber that the marriage has been consummated, then relays the message to the feasting guests. (Read Yahuwchanan 3:29 in the context of this custom.) However, Yahuwseph acted differently in this case, perhaps because he knew it was so unique, though the legend that Miryam remained a virgin all her life clearly stems not from Scripture but from a confusion with some Greco-Roman myths which resulted after Constantine muddied the truth through allowing Christian themes to merely take the place of existing pagan ones. The Firstborn: the fact that it does not say "her firstborn" signals the fact that this is a title with a wider reference than simply Miryam's progeny. Sha'ul picks up on this theme by calling YaHuWSHuWaH the "firstborn of many brothers", i.e., sons of Aluahiym (Rom. 8:29; compare Heb. 12:23), and not only that, but the "firstborn of all creation" (implying both precedence in time and status, Col. 1:15). Just after this he is called "the firstborn [which in Hebrew would also be first-fruits] from the dead" (1:18); his ascension  occurred on the Feast of First-fruits after a Shabbat resurrection. (cf. 1 Cor. 15:20-23).

2:1 Now when YaHuWSHuWaH was born in Bayith Lechem [House of Bread], of Yahuwdah in the days of king Herodes, behold, Magoshi (astronomers) from the East came to Yahrushalom, saying, 

Beyth-Lechem: "house of bread", a town five miles south of Yahrushalom  in the Judean hills. This is not without significance: YaHuWSHuWaH called himself the "bread of life" (Yahuwchanan 6:35). Yahuwdah: the tribal land of Judah; the Roman name for the province was Judea. Magi: a high caste in the Persian, then Parthian, empires, who served as both priests and as the highest magistrates, and chose kings according to signs in the stars. DuTillet has machshufim--"sorcerers" or "enchanters"; Shem Tob, "stargazers" or "astrologers". Some believe Dani'el was the founder of this order, since he is called "Rab Mag", or "chief of magi" (used also in Yirm. 39:3, 13), so it is no surprise that they had access to Hebrew prophecies. Zoroaster is thought to have been Dani'el's own student. These astrologers (whom Shem-Tob calls "seers in the stars, linked to angelology") who came (to "confirm YaHuWSHuWaH's calling" before their own countrymen?), would notice this star that Herodus did not seem aware of. 

2:2 “Where is He who is born King of the Yahuwdim? For we saw His star in the east, and have come with important gifts to prostrate ourselves in homage to Him.”

via Ba'alam …..Numbers 24:17 I see Him, but not now. I see Him, but not near. A star will come out of Ya'acob. A scepter will rise out of Ysra'al, ...]

 2:3 When sovereign Herodes heard it, he was was filled with rage, and all Yahrushalom with him.

 Julius Caesar had appointed Herodus' father procurator of Judea in 47 BCE. When the Parthians invaded and set the Hasmonean Antigonus, Antony and the Roman senate appointed Herodus "King of the Jews". He married into the Hasmonean family, but due to suspicion of those who aspired to power, he ended up killing his wife and all the remaining Hasmoneans one by one. His sons raised his suspicions against their brothers, and he executed three of them, which led to the quip that (as Herodus ate kosher to please his subjects) "it was safer to be Herodus' pig than his son." His suspicion reached obsessive proportions, and this is the backdrop for his suspicion of another who was called "King of the Jews". "His star": Genesis 1:14 reveals that stars were designed as a means to convey signs of special importance, and traditionally Judaism interprets the "star" in Numbers 24:17 to be a reference to the Mashiyach. To pay him homage: i.e., as king. Shem Tob, "with important gifts to bow before him".

2:4 Gathering together all the Chief Cohenim and scribes of the people, he asked them where haMashiyach would be born.

 Messiah: Heb., Mashiyach--"anointed one". The term applies in a broad sense to anyone selected for a special task, but in a special sense to one particular servant of YaHuWaH. Writings from this period show that Messianic fervor was very high, largely because Daniel's nebuah indicated the precise time the Mashiyach was to be revealed, and it was only some 30 years away. So when such a momentous entourage appeared, King Herodus feared the worst, assuming that a Jewish king would certainly take precedence over himself, as he was a "Jew" for pragmatic reasons only, and a descendant of Edom (Esau). His people, the Idumeans, had been forced to convert to Judaism during the Hasmonean (Maccabean) dynasty, and he had ascended to the throne through a deal made with the Romans. He knew that he was not a rightful king according to the conditions laid down by YaHuWaH for David's royal line. Cohanim: priests, or "officiators" in Hebrew, usually over the slaughtering ceremonies in the Miqdash. Scribes: not just copyists, but in this era, the prominent students and teachers of the Torah. (Stern)

 2:5 They said to him, “In Bayith Lechem, of Yahuwdah, for this is written through the nabi,

 Beyth-Lechem: "House of Bread". Interestingly, YaHuWSHuWaH later referred to himself as the "Bread of Life". (Yahuwchanan 6:35) The town is five miles southwest of Yahrushalom . Micha 4:8 specifies even more precisely the Tower of the Flock, which the Mishnah tells us was the limit of a perimeter around Yahrushalom within which sacrificial lambs sold by the priests for Miqdash use had to be born.

2:6 ‘But you, Bayith Lechem  Ephrathah, are not to be lightly esteemed among the thousands of Yahuwdah: from you One for Me shall emerge to be Ruler in Ysra'al!  And His excursions are from of old, from the days of eternity! 

("A direct statement of His pre-existence as Yahuw YaHuWaH, this part of the quote from MiykaYahuw may have been included in the original quote but censored by those who disagree.)

…And He will stand, and He will shepherd them in the Strength of YaHuWaH and they shall live by the Majesty of the Name of YaHuWaH, their Mighty One, for then He will be great unto the ends of the earth!  [MikaYahuw 5: 2,4 LXX]


2:7 Then Herodes secretly called the Magoshi, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared. 2:8 He sent them to Bayith Lechem, and said, “Go and search diligently for the young Child. When you have found Him, bring me word, so that I also may come and pay homage to Him.”

2:9 They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the young Child was. 

 The word "star" in ancient cultures referred to any shamayimly body. In 3 B.C. (Possibly the year Herodus died, as the dates are not considered precisely accurate), there was a series of conjunctions of Jupiter (identified by the Hebrews with Tzedeq or righteousness) and Venus (Nogah, or dawn-star, in Hebrew). Some of them took place within the constellation of Virgo--the Virgin (called Bethulah in Hebrew long before), who, incidentally, was seen as in a position of childbirth, faced by a dragon, and "crowned" by a cluster of stars--at a time when the moon was below her feet in the sky and the sun where her clothing would be (Rev. 12 calls this a sign in shamayim, which is what Magi would be looking for). The Midrash Rabbah interprets Yashayahuw 41:2 ("Who has raised up the Righteous one from the east? He called him to His foot...") to be saying the planet Tzedeq would illuminate the Messiah's path! Another conjunction took place in the constellation Leo, the Lion, calling up memories of the prophecies of the Lion of the Tribe of Yahuwdah. It was right beside the star Regulus (the Ruler) in the lion's forepaw, reminiscent of the nebuah in Gen. 49:10. Stood still over: or "stopped in front of". Avi ben Mordechai goes into great detail in his book, Signs in the shamayim: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days & Coming Millennium.

 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 

Another possibility:The moving star is a comet.  Its moving and then staying over the location is accurate and explained by the passing comet’s linear velocity matching the earth’s angular (rotational) velocity, and its moving south from Yahrushalom to Bayith Lechem  with the earth’s tilt on its axis.  This comet’s tail necessarily pointed UP when seen from earth, NOT like establishment illustrators picture it DOWN.  It WILL point down when it comes in Judgment and rain hail, fire, and water on the earth 1st trumpet).  This opens the speculative possibility that this same tail-impact provided the condensation nuclei precipitating the Great Deluge of Noah, causing the moon’s craters also!

2:11 They came into the house and saw the young Child with Miryam, His mother, and they fell down and paid homage to Him. Opening their treasures, they offered to Him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 

 Homage: deep-seated fealty to a king, especially one to be installed by YaHuWaH Himself. The three gifts symbolize his kingship, his priestly calling, and his death and burial for the sins of mankind. Gold often speaks of purity from sin as well. Frankincense is a ground white spice required to garnish the grain offerings which had nothing to do with sin, but with drawing closer to YaHuWaH. Indeed, in Aramaic, "gifts" here is the word used for the "drawing-near" offerings in the Miqdash. It is also one of the spices mixed into the special Miqdash incense which is not to be imitated anywhere else. Myrrh is a costly antiseptic balsam resin used as a perfume and for embalming.

2:12 Being warned in a dream that they shouldn’t return to Herodes, they went back to their own country another way.

2:13 Now when they had departed, behold, a Messenger of YaHuWaH appeared to Yahuwseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the young Child and His mother, and flee into Mitsrayim, and stay there until I tell you, for Herodes shall seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

2:14 He arose and took the young Child and His mother by night, and departed into Mitsrayim, 2:15 and was there until the death of Herodes; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by YaHuWaH through the nabi, saying, As a wanderer was Ysra’el, but I loved him, then Out of Mitsrayim I called to My Ben.  [Huwshua 11: 1] 

 The most literal reference of this quote from Hushuwa 11:1 was to the whole nation of Ysra'al, but this is in keeping with traditional Hebrew hermeneutics, in which there are four levels on which every Scripture can be validly interpreted. As in YashaYahuw 52-53, the Mashiyach is seen as a microcosm of all Ysra'al, because, as a virgin-born second Adam he embodied the "first-fruits" of a second race of humanity, which parallels Abraham's being called out from his ancestral culture to form a completely new culture which ran counter to the direction the majority of humanity was taken. Whether by ancestry or adoption, all of his "descendants" will constitute Ysra'al in the truest sense.

2:16 Then Herodes, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male children who were in Bayith Lechem , and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men. 

 Tricked: "trifled with" or "deceived"; Aramaic, "mocked". Two years of age: A Jewish child in those days was considered a year old when born; after all, he has been alive for ten cycles of the moon. So this would translate to those under about one year to fourteen months old in modern terminology.

2:17 Then that which was spoken by YirmeYahuw the nabi was fulfilled, saying,

2:18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; she wouldn’t be comforted, because they are no more.” [YirmeYahuw 31: 15]”

 Ramah: Alone it means "height", but it was commonly used with another noun to describe different "heights". There was a Ramah not far from Beyth-Lechem, but the best-known is Ramathayim Tsofim, Shmuel the nebi's birthplace and the site of his tomb, though that is on the far side of Yahrushalom  and the outcry would have to be miraculously loud if it were to reach so far. However, Beyth-Lechem was in Yahuwdah, which is not the tribal land of either of Rachel's sons, so what is the connection? Rachel was buried at Beyth-Lechem, "while there was still some ways to go to Efrath". (Gen. 35:16) Efrath (which means "fruitfulness") links us to the name Efrayim, which means "doubly fruitful", but this fulfillment was still future as well. Ramah was in the hills of Efrayim, son of Yahuwseph (1 Shmuel 1:1). And Efrayim led the straying of the "Lost Sheep of the House of Ysra'al" (cf. 10:6; YirmeYahuw 50:6), whom YaHuWSHuWaH specifically had come to regather from among the nations--which is specifically the context of the verses immediately surrounding YirmeYahuw 31:15, the passage quoted here! She is told to stop weeping, because they will return--thanks to the little boy who survived this massacre. (Compare YashaYahuw 49:20ff; 54:1-10)

2:19 But when Herodes was dead, behold, a Messenger of YaHuWaH appeared in a dream to Yahuwseph in Mitsrayim, saying, 2:20 “Arise and take the young Child and His mother, and go into Eretz-Ysra'al, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.”

 Land of Ysra'al: Stern points out that the Renewed Covenant does not call it Palestine, as the Romans did (in honor of the Filistines, to blot out the memory of Yahuwdah) and as so many still try to do today.

2:21 He arose and took the young Child and His mother, and came into Eretz-Ysra'al. 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaos was reigning over Yahuwdah in the place of his father, Herodes, he was afraid to go there. Being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the region of Galiyl, 

 Arkhelaos: also known as "Herod the Ethnarch", Herodus' elder son who reigned after his father, but without the title of king. He was a repressive tyrant as well, leading the Judean and Samaritan aristocracy to warn Caesar Augustus that there would be a major revolt unless he were removed from power. So he was deposed and banished, after which Judea no longer had even half-Jewish rulers, but prefects appointed by the roman emperor. Galil: or Galilee, some sixty miles north of Judea. A Jewish mystical authority writes: "In the time of the resurrection of the dead, many camps will arise in the Land of the Galil, because that is where the Mashiyach is going to be first revealed". (Zohar, Vayakhel 220a). Indeed he was!

2:23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the nebi'im: “He shall be called a Ne'etser.”YashaYahuw 11: 1,  60: 21]

 Fulfill: here the Hebrew term means "fill up", i.e., give its fullest meaning. A Natzereth: The Greek uses the term for Nazirite (a separated one) in connection with being from the city of Natzereth, but there is no evidence that YaHuWSHuWaH, accused of being a winebibber, unlike Yahuwchanan (11:19), ever took such a vow until His final Passover. The Hebrew term seems a derivative of Netzer ("branch" as in YashaYahuw 11:1), a nebi'im title for the Messiah. A midrash also says all Natzerenes would be called "despised" (cf. Yahuwchanan 1:46)--an allusion to Psalm 22 and YashaYahuw 53:3. A similar Hebrew word "naatz" means "scorned". Also, YashaYahuw 49:7 speaks of His coming chiefly for the “Natzirim”—the Faithfully-guarded or Preserved ones of Ysra'al. YaHuWSHuWaH said He had only come for the “lost sheep of the House of Ysra'al” (the Northern Kingdom). Over 700 years earlier, YaHuWaH had promised to sift the House of Ysra'al (the “lost” tribes of the Northern Kingdom), yet said not one would fall to the ground. (Amos 9:9) YaHuWaH would not lose track of a single one! At that time, Natzereth, situated on a cliff overlooking the Yezre'el Valley near Mt. Tabor, was the tiny suburb of a large, up-and-coming city called Tzippori (Sepphoris).

3:1 In those days, Yahuwchanan (YaHuWaH's Favor) the ritual Immerser was called; and he cried in the wilderness of Yahuwdah, saying,

Ritual immersion (twilah) is used on many occasions to signify a change in spiritual status, most commonly when ending a period of ritual uncleanness to again be eligible to participate in the Miqdash services. A complete immersion, even of the hair, is required in order to correctly present a picture of death and resurrection to a new status. The one who administers it does not physically immerse the person, but acts as a witness that the person has immersed himself properly and fully.

 3:2 “Make a turn around in your lives [teshubah], for the reign of shamayim has come near!”

 Heb., accomplish a turnaround in your lives. The timing of this call was very significant, as it was at the beginning of a season that prefigures the Kingdom as a rehearsal each year. (See note on v. 11; 4:2 “in the days of repentance” (t’shubah), i.e., the traditional 40 days immediately preceding Yom Kippur.) Has drawn near: Shem Tob Heb., is about to come; Aramaic, approaches, or, is being offered, which correlates with 11:14. When Jews of that day heard this, they would not just think of a spiritual deliverance; it brought to mind the time when "YaHuWaH will be King over all the earth" (Zech. 14:9 the Golden Age of Ysra'al, when Yahrushalom  will be the capital of the entire world, the Mashiyach will rule from there, and there will be peace enforced by a rod of iron. The exiled tribes will be regathered, and perfect justice done at every level. YaHuWaH will judge the Nations, and Gentiles will come to worship Him in Yahrushalom . But in order to be its subjects, men must prepare the way through repentance, purifying ourselves with the materials He has given, in order to form a clean, set-apart dwelling place for the King who deserves no less:

3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by YashaYahuw the nabi, saying, “The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare the Way of YaHuWaH! Make a level highway in the desert to our Aluah!YashaYahuw 40: 3,  Mark 1: 3] (Yom Teruach terminology)

The quote is from YashaYahuw 40:3. Desert: literally, Arabah, the Rift Valley along the Yarden River, which extends southward beyond the Dead Sea. This is indeed where Yahuwchanan was immersing. Prepare: or grade, level off.

3:4 Now YaHuWchanan himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

 Locusts: probably carob beans, which have the same Greek name as the insect, and were commonly the food of those taking the Nazirite vow, though the insect is one of only three that are kosher. Wild honey: from date palms, or carob syrup, which is called "forest syrup” and was even called "St. John's Bread". Heb., honey of the forest.

 3:5 Then people from Yahrushalom, all of Yahuwdah , and all the region around the Yarden went out to him. 3:6 They were ritually immersed under his supervision in the Yarden, acknowledging their sins. [The Shem Tob Hebrew text says, “They were immersing because of his word”]

Under his supervision: immersion at that time was not something done by another person; that was a practice of Mithraism, a religion common among Roman soldiers. A kosher immersion is done by the person himself, with a witness to assure him that every part of his body, including all of his hair, has gone under the water. 

 3:7 But when he saw many of the P'rushim and Tz'dukim coming to his immersion he said to them, “You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?


 Perushim: or Pharisees, the most influential religious sect of the day. They were the lay successors of the Hasidim, or "loyal ones", who rigorously applied the Torah to all of life. They accepted the Oral Torah as YaHuWaH's Word, and so added many fences to the written Torah, but tried to keep them practicable. Their name means "separated ones", as they would not eat with someone who did not tithe. Their rival sects ceased to be viable after the Miqdash's destruction, so their interpretation of the Torah prevailed and developed, via the Talmud, into the Judaism of today. Tz’duqim [or Sadducees]: the arch-rivals of the Perushim, who recognized only the five books of Moshah as scripture, and did not believe in anything supernatural, such as the resurrection of the dead, unless they found a direct reference to it in the Torah. Miqbeh: ritual immersion site. Offspring of vipers: perhaps the “seed of the serpent” spoken of in Gen. 3:15. Who warned you: i.e., This is a set-apart act; were you invited? Wrath: Heb, heat of anger. (Compare vv. 10, 12.)

 3:8 Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance! 3:9 Don’t think to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I tell you that the Aluah is able to raise up sons to Abraham from these stones.

 These stones: Probably the stones YaHuWSHuWaH had set up when the Ysra'alites first crossed the Yarden into the Promised Land (Deut. 27:4; YaHuWSHuWaH 4:6-7), since this was the same location Beyth Abarah: the "place of crossing over". (Yahuwchanan. 1:28) Children to Abraham: Shem Tob “His son Abraham”. In Hebrew, the words for sons and stones both come from the same root, meaning to build up.

 3:10 “Even now the axe lies at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

 3:11 I only immerse you in water into repentance, but He Who comes after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy to bear. He shall immerse you in fire and the Ruwach haQadosh.

 Indeed: Heb, only. Into repentance: i.e., to initiate repentance, for Shem Tob’s version says “in the days of repentance” (t’shubah), i.e., the traditional 40 days immediately preceding Yom Kippur. (This takes on great significance in 4:2.... the 40 day fast of YaHuWSHuWaH) Stronger/mightier: innately more forceful, as the fire suggests. Compare Malachi 3:1. Carry sandals: an especially lowly duty of slaves. Worthy: or simply, able. Heb., the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unfasten. (As in Yoch. 1:27; compare the note on v. 10. It appears likely that all of the Gospels selected from this Hebrew version when the Greek version was being written. Perhaps this is the missing “Q” document, which stands for Quelle, the German word for “source”, from which textual critics have long theorized at least three of them were derived.) And with fire: Heb., the fire of the Spirit of Set-apartness.

3:12 His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He shall thoroughly cleanse His threshing floor. He shall gather His wheat into the barn, but the chaff He shall burn up with unquenchable 


[YirmeYahuw 15: 6-8]  '"  You, you have rejected Me!  Declares  YaHuWaH, “You continue walking backwards, so I will stretch out My hand against you and I will destroy you, I am tired of showing compassion. 7.  And I shall SIFT (winnow) them with a PITCHFORK at the gates of the Land, I shall miscarry them, I shall exterminate [those of] My people who have not changed from their ways. 8.  Their widows will be more numerous to Me than the sand of the seas – I will bring upon them, against the mother of the youths, one destroying at the midday [Psalms 91:6], I will suddenly apportion by lot to them terror and sudden ruin!

Winnowing: tossing grain that has been threshed (had the hull loosened by gently beating) up into the air where the wind can separate them. It symbolizes teaching the truth in such a way that the Ruwach (the same as wind in both Greek and Hebrew) can enable us to discern between the weighty (important) and the useless. The Miqdash was built on a threshing floor that David purchased (1 Chron. 21:22; 2 Chron. 3:1), and the Mashiyach would indeed cleanse the Miqdash. (Yahuwchanan 2:16) His wheat: compare 1 Cor. 10:17. Fire that cannot be put out: Gk., asbestos; this word has come to mean the opposite of the original sense of “unquenchable”!

3:13 Then YaHuWSHuWaH came from Galiyl  to the Yarden to Yahuwchanan, to be immersed of him. 3:14 But Yahuwchanan tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be immersed by You, and You come to me?”

3:15 But YaHuWSHuWaH, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed it.

Fitting: Heb., an obligation. YaHuWaH had commanded that a priest had to wash before beginning his service. YaHuWSHuWaH was the right age to begin His service (Num. 4:3) as the High Priest after the order of Melkhitzedeq. (Psalm 110:4) He nowhere commanded immersion as such, but YaHuWSHuWaH identifies it with righteousness, possibly because it represented what YaHuWaH had done to restore the earth’s balance during Noah’s deluge. Us: Yahuwchanan and YaHuWSHuWaH together. Righteousness: put more simply, doing what is right.

  3:16 YaHuWSHuWaH, when He was immersed, went up directly from the water: and behold, the shamayim were opened to him [Yahuwchanan], and he saw the Ruwach haQadosh of YaHuWaH descending as the likeness of a dove, and rested upon YaHuWSHuWaH. 

YashaYahuw 11:2 The  1. Ruwach of YaHuWaH shall rest on Him: the 2. Ruwach of wisdom (chokmah) and 3. understanding (biynah /tebunah), the 4. Ruwach of counsel ('etsah) and 5. might (geburah), the 6. Ruwach of knowledge (da'ath) and  7. of the fear (yir'ah) of YaHuWaH .... 42:1 “Behold, My Servant, Whom I uphold; My Chosen, in Whom My being delights—I have put My Ruwach on Him. .... 61:1 The Ruwach of the Master YaHuWaH is on Me; because YaHuWaH has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the humble. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

Like a dove: Heb., in the likeness of a dove. This was in fulfillment of YashaYahuw 11:2, which says “the Ruwach of YaHuWaH will alight upon Him—the Ruwach of wisdom and understanding, the Ruwach of counsel and might, the Ruwach of knowledge and the fear of YaHuWaH.”

.3:17 Behold, a Voice out of the shamayim said, “This is My beloved Ben, with Whom I am well pleased.”

4:1 Then YaHuWSHuWaH was led up by the Ruwach into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.


devil. Adversary: Greek, Diabolos (devil); Hebrew, Satan: accuser or slanderer. In modern Hebrew the term is used for a prosecuting attorney.

4:2 After He had fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards He was starving.

Since the Hebrew version says that the day He was immersed was the beginning of the season of repentance (Teshuba 3:11), this period would culminate in the day the whole nation was fasting, Yom Kippur. The body can feed off stored reserves for up to 40 days only, then it begins consuming its own tissue as food. Being “in the likeness of sinful flesh, yet without sin”, YaHuWSHuWaH would be able to last the maximum length of time before literally becoming truly hungry. This—when at His lowest ebb physically--is the time when the Tempter came to Him, so that no one could ever say they were tempted beyond what He had experienced. (1 Cor. 10:13) Moshah and AliYahuw also fasted 40 days to prepare for momentous spiritual events. The Judean wilderness was not a forest! It is beautiful, but a desert nonetheless. The ancient pilgrims used to sing songs as they came up a deep canyon to Jerusalem from the wilderness. YaHuWSHuWaH actually gained strength here for the many stresses of the ministry that He would face. He had to come aside and draw into the Father to prepare for it.

 4:3 The tempter came and said to Him, “If you are the Ben of YaHuWaH, command that these stones become bread.”

Note the parallels between Chuwah’s temptation and YaHuWSHuWaH’s (Gen. 3): casting doubt on Aluahiym's words, then twisting them, and the appeal to the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and prestige. (1 Yahuwchanan 2:16) But there is another aspect to this. "Ben of Aluahiym" is a title for the king in the royal line of David. (2 Shmu’el 7:14) David had chosen five stones to kill Golyath, then later he asks Akhimelekh the priest for five loaves of bread (1 Shmu’el 21:4). Five is symbolic of the Torah, so this is a picture of living out the Torah in community (cf. 1 Qorinthians 10:17). David thus “turned” stones into bread, so haSatan is insinuating that YaHuWSHuWaH should be able to do the same if he really is the rightful king in the line of David, and he is challenging him to prove it.

4:4 But YaHuWSHuWaH answered, “It is written, ‘Adam shall not live by bread alone, but by all the Words* that proceeds out of the mouth of YaHuWaH. 

’”Deb. 8:3 - His Commandments

One of those words was that everyone fast on Yom Kippur, so He had to at least wait until the day was over to eat. The Shem Tob version includes only the first phrase of the quote, a common Hebrew style of allusion. (Also in v. 6.)

4:5 Then the devil [Akel Kartza] took Him into the Set-apart city. He set Him on the pinnacle/wing of the Miqdash,

set-apart City: Some Hebrew mss. Simply say Yahrushalom . Wing: a pointed extremity, in this case the corner of Herodus' complex; compare Daniel 9:27. The term is used of four corners of a garment, and a place of YaHuWaH’s special protection, which is what the Miqdash is, and haSatan highlights this. The Shem Tob text has, “the highest point in all the Miqdash”.

 4:6 and said to Him, “If you are the Ben of YaHuwaH, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He shall put his Messengers in charge of You.’ and, ‘On their hands they shall bear You up, so that you don’t dash Your foot against a stone.’” Psalms 91: 11-12]

The southwestern corner of the Miqdash complex at that time was above a market area on the outside that would be bustling with commerce, and He would be noticed by huge crowds. Ben of Aluahiym: the Shem Tob text leaves out “son of”. Thus it would be saying," If you are Aluahiym/YaHuWaH"!

4:7 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test YaHuWaH, your Aluah.’” Deb. 6:16

4:8 Again, the devil [Akel Kartza] took Him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their splendor during a moment of time. [Luke 4: 5]  

Magnificence: splendor, or the esteem that their subjects would give Him. They were haSatan’s to give, since YaHuWSHuWaH had not yet taken away the authority haSatan had tricked Adam into forfeiting. But instead YaHuWSHuWaH chose to redeem them legitimately. He was not under the sentence of death, so in allowing Himself to be executed, He made haSatan a murderer and thus deprived of all rights, one of which was to rule the earth, though haSatan’s de facto reign continues until YaHuWSHuWaH returns to lay claim to it. 

4:9 He said to Him, “To You will I grant all this authority and their magnificence, because it has been given over to me and to whomsoever I wish to give it.  [Luke 4: 6,  Rev. 13: 2] .” All these things I will give to You if, falling down, You prostrate Yourself in homage to me!"

4:10 Then YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Away with you Satan  [Akel Kartza]! For it is written, ‘You shall worship YaHuWaH your Aluah, and you shall serve Him only.’” Deb. 6:13

4:11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, Messengers came and served Him.

Messengers: . The feast of Sukkoth is such a respite of joy that follows hard on the heels of the agonies of confession at Yom Kippur.

 4:12 Now when YaHuWSHuWaH heard that Yahuwchanan was delivered up, He withdrew into Galiyl.

Yahuwchanan was imprisoned at the Makhaeros, a mountaintop fortress across the Dead Sea from the Judean Desert where YaHuWSHuWaH had spent these forty days. He undoubtedly waited until after the pilgrimage to Yahrushalom at Sukkoth was over.

 4:13 Leaving Nazareth, He came and lived in Kaphar Nachuwm, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebuwluwn and Naphtaliy,

Kfar Nahum means “Village of Consolation”. It is on the north side of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinnereth, which means “harp”, owing to its shape). Today it is only a ruin with churches built as memorials.

4:14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through YashaYahuw the nabi, saying, 

4:15 “The land of Zebuwluwn and the land of Naphtaliy, toward the sea, beyond the Yarden, Galiyl of the Goyim,

Zebulun’s land extends from Mt. Tabor to the Qishon River near Mt. Karmel (Yahuwshua 19:11-12). It included Natzereth, in the Lower Galil. Nafthali’s land was the Upper Galil, from Mt. Tabor along the Lake and the Yarden River to Ysra'al’s northern border. (Yahush. 19:32ff) Its proximity to Gentile regions also made it an inroad for idolatry. Galil: or Galilee, a mountainous region west of Lake Kinnereth, separated from Yahudah/Judea by Samaria, with the Yezreel Valley as its southern boundary.

4:16 the people who sat in darkness saw a Great Light, to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, to them Light has dawned.” YashaYahuw 9: 1-2]

4:17 From that time, YaHuWSHuWaH began to proclaim the glad tidings, and to say, “Turn you, turn you, in repentance! For the reign of the shamayim is being offered to you!” (most likely after Sukkot)

YaHuWSHuWaH began: now that Yahuwchanan was incarcerated, and no one would think they were in competition with each other, as so many rabbis of that day were. (Yahuwchanan 4:1-3) "The shamayim" was often a euphemism used to avoid accidentally misusing YaHuWaH's Set-apart name, much as HaShem ("The Name") is used among today's Jews. The Kingdom was withdrawn from Adam, to be restored when mankind was redeemed. Ardent expectation of this restoration of both David's and Adam's thrones took a variety of forms in YaHuWSHuWaH's day, chiefly because the date when Daniel (9:25) prophesied the Mashiyach would appear was fast approaching. He did accomplish the redemption, but the restoration of the Kingdom to Ysra'al (Acts of the Envoys 1:6) was delayed because the spiritual leaders, more interested in their own positions of power, failed to recognize the day Daniel had specified (Lk. 19:44  because you didn’t know the time of your visitation.”), and that the descendants of the Northern Kingdom had to be regathered first. The present, inward rule of the set-apart Ruwach is "downpayment" (Eph. 1:13 14) of what is to come. "And when you believed in Messiah, He identified you as His own by giving you the Set-apart Ruwach, whom He promised long ago.  14 The Ruwach is YaHuWaH's guarantee that He will give us everything He promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people. 

4:18 Walking by the sea of Galiyl , YaHuWSHuWaH saw two brothers: Shimown, who is called Keph, and Andreas, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 4:19 He said to them, “Come after Me, and I shall make you fishers for men.”   [Luke 5: 10]

Fish for men: YaHuWSHuWaH was alluding to a nebuah in YirmeYahuw:16 in which YaHuWaH promised to retrieve the descendants of Ysra'al after punishing them double for their sins. Yehezqel 4:5 tells us how to do the math. 390 years doubled is 780. Measuring from 734 B.C., when the Northern Kingdom began to be dispersed, 780 years comes out to only a short time after this—about 16 years later. But if we adjust for the lengthening of the year from 360 to 365.25 days that happened in 701 B.C. due to a shift in the earth’s axis and is recorded worldwide, it is only about six 360-day years later than this. So YaHuWSHuWaH was preparing His disciples to be sent out with this very “dragnet” to draw the prodigal tribes back into the covenant they once forsook. … the "153 fish that did not get away as the net did not break." ("I, if I be lifted up will draw (drag) all unto Me.")

4:20 They immediately abandoned their nets and followed Him.

Leaving behind: This fulfills the second part of YirmeYahuw’s nebuah, that at some point the fishing will be over, and it will be time to hunt. Compare YaHuWSHuWaH’s parable of the dragnet in 13:47ff. In the process of finding them, other kinds of fish were pulled in too, which, in a roundabout way, fulfilled His desire that Ysra'al be a light to all nations. But they also had to be sorted out, for unclean creatures, unfit for consumption, are also drawn in with the kosher fish.

4:21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, Ya'aqob the son of Zabdiy, and Yahuwchanan his brother, in the boat with Zabdiy their father, mending their nets. He called them.

Ya'aqob: often called James. Yahuwchanan: Anglicized as John. Their mother, Shlomey, was probably the sister of YaHuWSHuWaH’s mother Miryam. (27:56; Mk. 15:40; Yoch. 19:25) Zabdiel means “Aluahiym is my endowment”.

4:22 They immediately abandoned the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Compare AliYahuw’s call of Alishua. (1 Kings 19:19ff; Luke 14:26)

4:23 YaHuWSHuWaH went about in all Galiyl , teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Hope of the Reign (Bereshith 3:15), and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.

These miracles were signs that foreshadow the conditions that will take place on a far wider scale when the Kingdom comes in its fullness. (YashaYahuw 29:18)

 4:24 The report about Him went out unto all the peoples. They brought to Him all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. 

Syria: Aram, while the du Tillet Hebrew has the similar word “Am”, which means “the people”. At that time Syria was a province that included the area immediately north of here, which is the nation of Lebanon today. Another reason there were so often sick people around the Lake may have been because people came from as far away as Egypt and Rome to the hot springs at Tiberias and Hamat Gader, but not all found this adequate to cure their ills, and so flocked to this much-heralded Healer. Mentally ill: perhaps epileptics. Some of these diseases had spiritual causes, while others had physical. (See note on 8:31.) Demons: Heb., shedim, which are wicked, oppressive, destructive spirits.

4:25 Great multitudes from Galiyl, the ten cities, Yahrushalom, Yahuwdah and from beyond the Yarden followed Him.

5:1 Seeing the multitudes, He went up onto the mountain. When He had sat down, His talmidim came to Him. 5:2 He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,

5:3 “Baruk (goodness toward you) are the afflicted in ruwach, for theirs is the Reign of shamayim. 

On the right track: satisfied because they are “on a straight road” and “making progress”. In the context of YaHuWSHuWaH’s coming only for the “Lost Sheep of the House of Ysra'al”, this means much to one who is trying to find the road back home. Aramaic, graced. The Hebrew word most often rendered “bless” means “to bend the knee”. It is thus easy to see how we can bless YaHuWaH. But how does He bless us? By bending down to our level as a father does to his small child, like YaHuWaH’s tender dealings with Efrayim when he was a young child, and the way He will again treat those who repent when they realize how far afield they have gone. (Hushuwa 11:4  I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love, and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks;  and I bent down to him and I fed him.; YirmeYahuw 31:20 Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a darling child? For as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says YaHuWaH. ) Moshe Koniuchowski says this whole passage, on a deeper level, is about the reversal of the curses in Hushuwa 1 and the restoration of those Lost Sheep (the Northern Kingdom which had left the covenant). Afflicted of Ruwach: an allusion to YashaYahuw 66:2, which says, “This is the one to whom I will pay attention: the humble and afflicted of Ruwach, who even trembles when I speak.” YaHuWSHuWaH is inviting the “void of Ruwach”, who for over 750 years have not been a nation, to come back to the abundant life of being the people of Ysra'al. (Yahuwchanan 10:10)

5:4 Baruk are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 

Mourn: bewail their sins in repentance. The second curse needing reversal is “No pity” (Hushuwa 1:6). YaHuWSHuWaH loosed His unfaithful bride from the curses by dying, so that she could remarry the “new man” who He arose to be. Those who turn from their former ways and return with weeping over their lost condition will find His arms open wide like the father of the prodigal son.

5:5 Baruk are the meek, for they shall inherit the Land/earth. YashaYahuw 57: 15, Psalms 37: 11]

Meek: those whose power is under control, throwing away their pride and submitting to the benevolent Aluahiym. This is actually an allusion to Psalm 37:11, and thus to that entire Psalm, which speaks of waiting patiently for YaHuWaH’s timing, since “in just a little while, the wicked will be no more.” Land: can mean “earth, but all the earth will come up to worship in Yahrushalom  during the Messianic Kingdom (Zech. 14:16-19) Compare the juxtaposition of mourning with the Land in Zech. 12:10-14.

5:6 Baruk are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled in abundance.

Those who are far from home in exile are starving to be back in covenant with YaHuWaH again. When we desire and seek Him with all of our heart, He will let Himself be found by us. (YirmeYahuw 29:13 You shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.; compare YashaYahuw 55:1-2 “Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters! Come, he who has no money, buy, and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn’t satisfy? listen diligently to Me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.; Yahuwchanan 6:48-51. I AM the Bread of life. 6:49 Your abbas ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 6:50 This is the Bread which comes down out of shamayim, that anyone may eat of it and not die. 6:51 I AM the living Bread which came down out of shamayim. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live le' olam wa'eyd. Yes, the Bread which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” 

5:7 Baruk are the merciful, for they shall find mercy.

The flip side is, “Judgment is without mercy to those who have shown no mercy.” (Ya'aqob 2:13) Importantly, this is in a letter that, like this context (especially v. 17-19), emphasizes the importance of obeying the letter of the Torah. But mercy is one of the “weightier matters” in the Ruwach behind the letter. (23:23) For they shall obtain mercy: Aramaic, upon their being befriended.

5:8 Baruk are the pure in heart, for they shall see Aluah.

Pure in heart: Shem-Tob Heb., innocent of heart. See Psalm 24:3-4, which also speaks of ascending a mountain, the Miqdash Mount, which is probably why YaHuWSHuWaH used this particular act to open his discourse. These will indeed be included in the Messianic Kingdom, when the resurrected Mashiyach will again embody all that can be seen of YaHuWaH. (Yahuwchanan 1:18 No one has seen Aluahiym  at any time. The one and only Ben, Who is in the bosom of the Abba , He has declared Him.) Also compare Psalms 51:10; 73:11.

5:9 Baruk are those making shalowm (peace, reconciliation, completeness), for they shall be called the Ben's of YaHuWaH. (B'ney YaHuWaH)

5:10 Baruk are those who have been persecuted for righteousness sake, because theirs is the reign of the shamayim. 

5:11 “Baruk are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for My sake.

 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in shamayim. For that is how they persecuted the neb'im who were before you.

5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has become bland, with what shall it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men. (Salt Covenant, i.e,  ... every slaughter shall be salted ...)

The earth’s salt: For a time, you will preserve the world from becoming totally corrupt. Becomes tasteless: Shem-Tob Heb., is neutralized; Aramaic, stales. But the context of Luke’s version of this statement (14:34) seems more of an allusion to the military aspect of salting the ground around a conquered city (see Judges 9:45) to prevent crops from being grown there again. If we cannot destroy the productivity of YaHuWSHuWaH's enemies, he says we are not useful to him.

 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can not be hidden.

You are the light of the world: He made this same claim for Himself in Yahuwchanan 8:12 (based on YashaYahuw 49:6). We share His calling and are to complete what He began, and we, His Bride and His Body, will ultimately even share His name. (Yirm. 23:6; 33:16; 1 Yahuch. 3:2) A city: Ts'fat, atop a high hill, is clearly visible from this Lake in the direction His audience would have been facing as He spoke.

 5:15 Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house.

Basket for measuring grain: Heb., se’ah, which is 1/3 of one ephah (a dry measure equal to ten omers, each omer representing a person, Ex. 16:16, thus ten of them making a full congregation). Sarah was told to make bread from three se’im of flour. (Gen. 18:6) Traditionally the People of YaHuWaH are divided into three categories: Ysra'al, the Lewites, and the Priests. The restored Adam will include all three. The High Priest of our calling is YaHuWSHuWaH (Heb. 4:14, etc.), for he bore the weight of the whole congregation on his shoulders (Matt. 20:26) like Aharon's breastplate with the names of all the tribes on it. The Lewites took the place of the firstborn, and they served both YaHuWaH and the congregation. Efrayim (and by extension the northern kingdom of the House of Ysra'al) is called YaHuWaH's firstborn (Yirm./Jer. 31:9). Since YaHuWSHuWaH came for its lost sheep, Efrayim and YaHuWSHuWaH have been bound together, and spiritually we have had enough to survive in a way we could not on our own. (Mat. 18:20) But now the hearts of Efrayim are beginning to be bound to the rest of the people of YaHuWaH, Yahuwdah. Hushuwa 1:11 says that when the two houses (Yahuwdah and Ysra'al) choose one head (YaHuWSHuWaH), the Day of Yizreel (those scattered/sown of Aluahiym ) will be great. And this cord cannot be broken. (Koheleth 4:12) Underneath, in Hebrew, can also mean “in place of”. So, on a deeper level, we are not to let even light replace one of these three components of the threefold cord (as the church often has done to Yahuwdah, who have preserved the letter of the Torah, apart from which the Ruwach has no substance. Without the Hebraic roots of faith that they have preserved, the final battles necessary for the establishment of the Kingdom cannot be won.) Rather, we must put the light of truth in its proper context: on a lampstand (menorah in Hebrew), that is, in the house (the Miqdash). Then it will give light to those who come to where the light is.

 5:16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and praise your Father Who is in the shamayim.

Our works are the light that points others to Him. (Eph. 2:10) And our works must be based on the Torah:

5:17 “Don’t think that I have come to loosen [unravel/misinterpret] the Torah or the Neb'im. I didn’t come to loosen [unravel], but to fulfill [give the correct interpretation - to bring them out in fulness].

I have come: a Hebrew idiom for “my purpose is”. To give them their fullest meaning: as seen by the rest of this discourse, where He expands on the common interpretations of His day to get to the heart of the matter. "Fulfill" (or complete) was also a technical term used by rabbis to describe a correct interpretation, which "established" it. He reveals what YaHuWaH really intended by the commandments by setting forth specific cases a common rabbinic method. In MattithYahuw He reiterates, alludes to, and/or amplifies on every one of the ten commandments.

 5:18 For most certainly, I tell you, until shamayim and earth pass away, [2 Kepha 3:11-12] not even one Yodh (י) or accent mark (taga) shall in any way pass away from the Torah, until everything happens. [Debarim 30:11-20; Yasha 40: 12-25]

Yodh: the smallest Hebrew letter, but it is by no means insignificant.  Taga: a diacritic notation over some letters to add nuances of intonation. Du Tillet Heb., one hook. Peshitta Aramaic, stroke. Shem-Tob Heb., not one letter or dot...because all will be fulfilled. He has guaranteed that they will come to pass, but not all have yet come to fulfillment yet.

 5:19 Whoever, therefore, shall loosen one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Reign of YaHuWaH; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Reign of YaHuWaH. 

 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and P'rushim, there is no way you shall enter into the reign of shamayim!

Beyond the Prushim: A shocking statement, because to most they appeared to be the epitome of righteousness in their day. But He called them lawless at heart (23:28), though they claimed to be keeping the Torah better than anyone around them. You have to do better than they, He says. Their interpretation is on faulty footing. (7:26-27) He is setting the Torah back on its original foundation. Shem-Tob: greater than the Prushim and the sages.

5:21 “You have heard that it was said (oral traditions) to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘Whoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment.

 5:22 But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother (without a cause - not in some manuscripts) shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing!’ shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of the fire of Gehinnom.

 Brother: one within the flock of Ysra'al; David guiltlessly said worse things than this about true enemies of YaHuWaH and the nation. (e.g., Psalm 137) Good-for-nothing: Aramaic: "I spit on you!" Heb.,“You evil one”. Religious high court: Heb., council of the assembly. Fool: Aram., "brutish, abnormal"; Heb., “impious”. Valley of Hinnom: Hebrew “Gey-henna”. A site where the idol Molech had been worshipped by making infants pass through its fiery hands. It was so abhorrent that the valley was later considered unworthy to be used for anything more noble than burning garbage. Like the neb'im before Him, YaHuWSHuWaH uses this valley to illustrate the reward of the wicked, because fires were kept burning there day and night.

 5:23 “If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, 5:24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor [satan] deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. 5:26 Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny. 

5:27 “You have heard that it was said,  ‘You shall not commit adultery;’ 5:28 but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5:29 If your right eye [tendency to be generous or stingy] causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehinnom.  5:30 If your right hand (power or authority) causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehinnom. 

Right hand: a Hebrew idiom for one in the highest power or authority. Even such a one must be cut off (a Hebrew idiom for being put outside the camp, i.e., out from under the protection of the community, as in 1 Cor. 5:5) if he leads others to sin, for this is evidence that he is unclean (a symbol of being selfish).

5:31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,’ 5:32 but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.

5:33 “Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, ‘You shall not make false vows in My Name, but shall perform to YaHuWaH your vows,’ 5:34 but I tell you, don’t swear falsely at all: neither by shamayim, for it is the throne of YaHuWaH;

Not to swear falsely at all: or, in vain in any matter--Shem-Tob Heb., in contrast with the Greek, which leaves out the word “falsely”, causing a contradiction with the many passages in the Torah which tell us that it is YaHuWaH’s Name in which we should swear. (Deut. 6:13; 10:20 et al) 23:16-22 throws much light on the point YaHuWSHuWaH was making. (Nehemia Gordon)

 5:35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; nor by Yahrushalom, for it is the city of the great King. 5:36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can’t make one hair white or black. 5:37 But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one. [from the Ibriy]

5:38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’


The allusion is to Ex. 21:22-27, Lev. 24:19-20, and Deut. 19:21. This in itself was meant to limit vengeance, and these damages were often paid for in monetary compensation rather than equal injury, for few wanted to exact this of their neighbors for injuries inflicted accidentally. He has just made it clear in verse 18 that what He is saying cannot contradict the Torah (the passages mentioned under verse 38), as after all those are His own Father’s words. What was at issue to YaHuWSHuWaH was that some people were “moving an ancient boundary” (Deut. 19:14) by taking this out of the context of the court system and into personal life, seeking vengeance for every little snub.

5:39 But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Stand up to: Heb., withstand--to try to get even or outdo him. Shem-Tob, Do not repay evil for evil. Do not let your life be ruled by what he does to you. Letting one’s cheeks be struck is a symbol of submitting to chastisement from the teacher (to whom one has submitted) when we have failed, in order to show we are willing to learn from it with our mouths shut. (Lam. 3:27ff; compare YashaYahuw 50:5) Turning the other cheek does not mean letting oneself be walked over by an evil person, but learning from our hardships and difficulties (since the more basic meaning of the word translated “evil” here is “one who makes things hard for you”) to see what YaHuWaH wants us to learn from them, rather than whining about them. He wants us to move on from where we are, not make the same mistake again, and hardship drives us to His word to find out what is wrong—and that is exactly where He wants us. What YaHuWSHuWaH was saying was that when we are slapped on one cheek by a teacher whose prerogative is to make things difficult for us, we must not misuse the Scripture quoted in v. 38 to say we have a right to hit him back. We need to take the hard knocks, appreciating the occasion to grow more mature, rather than seeking vengeance. If we accept YaHuWaH’s rebuke about where we are lacking, the body can come together and supply the parts that each one is lacking. If we are learning Torah, one who beats us into being his servant is making us greater in the Kingdom. (Mark 9:35) Don’t take revenge on those YaHuWaH has put in your life to teach you a lesson.

 5:40 If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. 5:41 Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

Mile: mille passus (1,000 steps) for which Roman soldiers often pressed bystanders into carrying their baggage.

5:42 Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you.

This is a Hebrew parallelism, where the two lines reflect the same thought to clarify the meaning; it is not a call to throw discernment to the wind, for elsewhere YaHuWSHuWaH commends wise stewardship of limited resources. Here, “ask” means the same as “borrow” (Bivin), probably alluding to Proverbs 3:27. Beg: here, to call in a debt that is due.

5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’

The former is from Lev. 19:18. The latter is not a biblical quote (though suggested in Psalm 139:21-22), but the kind of inaccurate addition YaHuWSHuWaH condemned in 15:9, echoing YashaYahuw 29:13. This interpretation (that love was only binding toward one's "companions", Ben-David) is reflected in the Essene commentary on the "Ben's of Light and the Ben's of Darkness" (Dead Sea Scrolls). Love: Aramaic, befriend, a less intense term than love, which means to act for another’s best interest regardless of feelings.

 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, 5:45 that you may be children of your Father Who is in shamayim. For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.

Ben's of your Father: i.e., like Him, thus worthy to be called His offspring. Contrary to popular belief, He does not consider all of humanity to be His children.  (Yahuwch. 8:44  You-all are of your father, the Accuser, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn’t stand in the Truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaks the Lie, he speaks from his own kind; for he is a liar, and its father.)

 5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?  5:47 If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? 

Tax collectors: Aramaic, customs agents, those considered the most odious then, since they collaborated with the Roman oppressors, often charging more than people really owed, and pocketing the difference with impunity. They were likened by some to cutthroats and thieves. (Nedarim 3:4) Their witness was not considered valid in court. (Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 25:2) MatithYahuw knew this well; he had been a tax collector himself! Perhaps this is why the Hebrew version says “Even the Gentiles do this”! But this lifestyle was now in the past for him, for YaHuWaH makes all things new when we allow Him to.

5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in shamayim is perfect.


Perfect: Heb., whole-hearted, impartial, treating everyone according to their need, no matter how they have treated you. But taking the whole “sermon” as context, it means fully mature, lacking nothing, and of the utmost integrity-- the “fullest meaning” of the Torah (v. 17) Compare Ya'aqob 2:10. This perfection can only be achieved by YaHuWaH’s empowering. (1 Yahuwchanan 3:9)

6:1 “Be careful that you don’t do your charitable giving/kind deeds [tsadakim] before men, in order to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father Who is in shamayim.  6:2 Therefore when you do merciful deeds [tsedakah], don’t sound a shofar before yourself, as the role-fakers do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get honor from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

When: not if. Despite these warnings, YaHuWSHuWaH assumes that we will do such almsgiving, as He does with prayer (v. 7) and fasting (v. 16ff). As with the Sabbath (ch. 12), He removes all elements of legalism and spiritual pride, but leaves the righteous acts themselves absolutely intact. Trumpeter: interestingly, the Miqdash's contribution-boxes were also trumpet-shaped. Streets: Aram. and Heb., marketplaces. (Compare v. 24.) Have their reward: repeated in vv. 5, 16. YaHuWaH will not reward what was not truly done for Him. If we want praise from men, from men we will get it, but that is all. In the synagogue: a reminder to the returning Northern Kingdom that we do not need to do everything the way it has been done by Yahuwdah.

6:3 But when you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand does,  6:4 so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father Who sees in secret shall Himself reward you openly.

6:5 “When you pray, you shall not be as the role-fakers, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward. 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father Who is in secret, and your Father Who sees in secret shall reward you openly.  6:7 In praying, don’t use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 6:8 Therefore don’t be like them, don't you see that your Father knows what things you need before you ask Him. 

6:9 Pray like this: ‘Our Father Who is in the shamayim, may Your name be kept Set-apart (Qadosh be Your Name). 6:10 Let Your Reign come. Let Your determination be done, as in shamayim, so on earth. 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.  6:12 Release us our debts, as we also release our debtors. 6:13 And let us not come into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one: for Yours is the reign, and the might, and the splendor, into the Ages and beyond. Amein


Like this: Not necessarily in these exact words (though there is no harm in that, if they are not themselves "useless repetition", v. 7, but the true cry of one's heart), but in a similar manner. This prayer seems to be culled from different parts of the Amidah ("standing prayers") used in the synagogue: e.g., “Set-apart Your Name through those who set-apart Your Name”; "May Your will be done in shamayim above" in Tosefta Berachot 3:7; "Do not lead me into sin, nor into iniquity, nor into temptation, nor into dishonor" and "let me this day and every day find grace, mercy, and favor in Your eyes", in Berachot 60. As was a common practice, He uses a key line as shorthand for the rest, to remind them of the rest. These seem more elaborate than necessary; YaHuWSHuWaH says YaHuWaH does not need explanations for our heartcries; He knows them all. (6:8) What He is referring to might (ironically) be better understood in our day as something like "saying the ‘Our Father’ prayer 50 times". Your Kingdom: This should be the perspective we maintain not only in all of our prayers (to keep them "on track") but in ordering all of our priorities; Aram., may Your Kingdom be blessed. Just as… in shamayim: As every aspect of the Tabernacle and Miqdash were patterned after precise revelations of the things in shamayim (2 Kings 16:10; Env. 7:44; Heb. 8:5; 9:23f), we too must order our actions according to what YaHuWaH is actually doing, as YaHuWSHuWaH did (16:19; 18:18; Yoch. 5:19, 30). But He also wants us to pray that the day may be hastened when the Kingdom is no longer just in the spiritual realm, but is a concrete, physical reality and no distinction is made between earthly life and shamayimly. Bread we need: our regular portion (Prov. 30:8), not too much (Ex. 16:20), lest we feel secure and fail to continue looking only to Him for our supply. Though we are responsible to work hard for our food (Gen. 3:19), ultimately we have no control over whether our crops will grow or whether what we have already gained will remain in our hands. This places us permanently in dependence on YaHuWaH every day. But v. 32 reminds us that we need only to humbly ask our loving Father for sustenance, not use elaborate self-injury as the pagan nations did to placate bloodthirsty "gods" before making requests. (1 Kings 18:28) "Rabbi Shimon said, '...When you pray, do not make your prayer fixed [repetitive, mechanical], but [appeal for] mercy and supplication before the Omnipresent, blessed be He." (Avoth, 2:13; note the similarities to vv. 7 and 9 above; see also Qoh. 5:2.) Into temptation: Trimm points out that it is a common Hebrew idiom that means "Do not let us be tempted (beyond our ability)". (compare 1 Cor. 10:13) Part of the Shakharit (dawn) liturgy prays that we will have set-apart thoughts “without even an inkling of sin”, and “that the evil inclination may not seduce us”. YaHuWaH never tempts anyone to sin (Ya'aqob 1:13). … Are Yours: He echoes His ancestor David’s prayer in 1 Chron. 29:11-13.

6:14 “For if you release men from their slip-ups, your Father Who is in shamayim shall also release you. 6:15 But if you don’t release men from their slip-ups, neither shall your Father in the shamayim release your trespasses.

We must operate on the same "wavelength" He is on, or we cannot expect to "receive" anything from Him (cf. 7:2; 8:13; parable in 18:21ff). Gamaliel (Rab Sha'ul's mentor) is recorded as saying YaHuWaH grants mercy to the merciful, but not to those who show no mercy. (Pal. Talmud) Slip-ups: or stepping off track, offenses.

6:16 “Moreover when you fast, don’t be like the role-fakers, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face; 6:18 so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father Who is in secret, and your Father, Who sees in secret, shall reward you. [Yom Kippur]  YashaYahuw 58:1-14

6:19 “Don’t lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal; 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in shamayim, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don’t break through and steal; 6:21 for where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also.

Treasure: Aramaic, store, i.e., your “nest egg”. If we first develop a recognition that our ultimate security comes only from YaHuWaH, and act on this in belief (by using what would be our personal security for needs we may have “someday” to meet needs that others have already), we will look forward more to the time and place where we can enjoy our investments (the true retirement—YaHuWaH's Kingdom of Sabbatical Rest). YaHuWSHuWaH made the connection between almsgiving and treasure in shamayim clearer in Luke 12:21.

6:22 “The lamp [Psalms 119: 105]  of the body is your vision source; 6:23 if your vision source were intact, your whole body will be in great light. But if your vision source were harmful, you whole body will be dark! If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

6:24 “No one can serve two Masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other; or else he shall be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both YaHuWaH and god (Fortune) YashaYahuw 65: 11-17  [Mammon].


[Gâd is a false foreign mighty one worshipped by Babel, whose name translates to “Fortune distributor” in English, or “Deo”/ “Deus” in Latin, or “Dáimon” in Greek (transliterated “dæmon” or “demon”).  Gâd is commonly transliterated “God” in English.  Dáimon, meaning “deity” to the Greeks and was known to believers to apply to evil spirits and not YaHuWaH.]

Mammon: a Hebrew term for great wealth or treasure, as contrasted with merely what is necessary for survival—or, as in v. 22, a little extra to be able to give away; but since a different Gk. word for "treasure" is used in v. 19, we use the transliteration as the Gk. and Aram. do. Ben-David: "materialism"; Shem-Tob Heb., the world (olam), i.e., the “system” that wants to own our labor for itself. It is a ruwach that gets its ugly tentacles into every crack and crevice it can, and is most insidious in the context of worship, which is meant to separate us from our greed. If we are fearing a lack of visible security, we are worshipping something other than YaHuWaH, and this is the simplest definition of idolatry. He is the only one to fear. (10:28) One way to express our independence of its ultimate demands is to observe the Sabbath, when others feel they need to keep the machine running for the sake of preserving the “economy”.

6:25 Therefore, I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life: what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 6:26 See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your Father in shamayim feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?

6:27 “Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his life-span? 6:28 Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin, 6:29 yet I tell you that even Shelomoh in all his splendor was not dressed like one of these.  6:30 But if YaHuWaH so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the cooking pot, won’t He much more clothe you, you of little trust?

Grass which is here today: Heb., straw which is left in the standing grain. Cooking pot: Gk., klibanos, an earthenware vessel broad at its base and narrower above, at the opening. The fuel (in this case, dried straw of the plentiful wildflowers) was placed inside and heated, and dough spread around the outside to bake (Thayer); Aramaic, "fireplace". Won’t He…: Aramaic, Is He not much more mindful of you? If YaHuWaH provides for the lesser, will He not provide for the greater? (This type of reasoning is called “light and heavy” argument in Hebrew.) Little-trusts: A parallel rabbinic saying goes, "Who[ever] has a loaf in his basket and says 'What shall I eat tomorrow?' is one of little trust." 

6:31 “Therefore don’t be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’, ‘What shall we drink?’ or, ‘With what shall we be clothed?’ 6:32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your shamayimly Father knows that you need all these things. 6:33 But seek first YaHuWaH’s Reign, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be given to you as well. 6:34 Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow shall be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient. 

7:1 “Judge not, and you will not be judged, condemn not, and you will not be condemned. 7:2 For with whatever judgment you judge, you shall be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it shall be measured to you. 7:3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye? 7:4 Or how shall you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye? 7:5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.

7:6 “Don’t give that which is kodesh to the dogs,  for they might throw them upon the manure pile; neither cast your pearls [the Names of YaHuWaH and YaHuWSHuWaH /the keys of knowledge - the entrance into the kingdom - Pearl of great price/gates of pearl] before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. 

['"Dogs refer to heathen masses unwilling to repent.  If we teach them pure doctrines, they at most will indelicately add it to their manure-pile pagan religion.  Result: “Christianized” Babel, the mother of all abominations.]

7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened for you. 7:8 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it shall be opened. 7:9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, shall give him a stone? 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, who shall give him a serpent? 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father Who is in the shamayim give good things to those who ask Him!

 7:12 Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the Torah and the neb'im.

7:13 “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and the many are those who enter in by it. 7:14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the Way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

7:15 “So beware of preachers of the Lie, who come to you in lamb’s clothing [false Mashiyach's], but inwardly are ravening wolves [YashaYahuw 30:20].  7:16 By their fruits you shall know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?  7:17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.  7:18 A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 7:19 Every tree that doesn’t grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. 7:20 Therefore, by their fruits you shall know them.

 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘My Master, My Master,’ shall enter into the Reign of YaHuWaH; but he who does the will of My Father Who is in the shamayim. 7:22 Many shall tell Me in that Day, ‘My Master, My Master, didn’t we prophesy in Your Name, in Your Name cast out demons, and in Your Name do many mighty works?’ 7:23 Then I shall tell them, ‘Never did I acknowledge you: chp 10:43 even if you are on My lap and do not do the will of My Father Who is in shamayim, out of My lap will I cast you away!  Depart from Me, all you who workers of Lawlessness [Torah-less-ness]!’

Actual Greek:

 Mat 7:22 Many Shall-Say to-me in that Day, Lord, Lord, have-we not prophesied in your name (Literal = not in your name have-we-prophesied)?, and in your name demons have-been-cast-out? And in your name power we-have-done much?

Mat 7:23 And then I-shall-profess to-them, that not-ever Have-I-known (as to be acquainted-with) you-all: You-All-departed from me you-all-working that Torahlessness (either ignorant of it or in violation of it).

['"When one considers the context, especially MattithY´huw 7:21-23, it becomes clear He is talking about His name, the Word of YaHuWaH.  Therefore here “hearing My Words and doing them” means heeding His names, YaHuWaH YaHuWSHuWaH, and doing them means obeying Him.  These points are lost on those who do not heed His Word and do not obey Him.] ... each and every teaching of YaHuWSHuWaH is based on Torah! To be anti-Torah, is to be anti-Mashiyach; therefore every "authority" will be judged by whether they uphold Torah or not. According to YaHuWSHuWaH, Torah is "the will of My Father". (Matt. 7:21; 12:50)]

7:24 “Everyone therefore who heeds these Words of Mine, and does them, I shall liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a Rock [YaHuWSHuWaH]. 7:25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the Rock. 7:26 Everyone who hears these Words of mine, and does not do them shall be like a heedless man, who built his house on the sand. 7:27 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” 

"Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word (miltha) planted in you, that can save you. Do not merely listen to the Word (miltha) and deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the Word (miltha) but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror, and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  But the man who looks intently at the perfect Torah (namusa, ... this proves that "Word" is a synonym for "Torah" as mentioned) that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does." Ya'aqob 1:22-25 AENT

7:28 It happened, when YaHuWSHuWaH had finished saying these things, that the multitudes were astonished at His teaching, 7:29 for He taught them as One having His Own authority, and not like the scribes. (Qabod - one meaning is Authority - which comes from the Father!)

8:1 When He came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 8:2 Behold, a leper came to Him and bowed before Him, saying, “My Master, if You want to, You can make me clean.

8:3 YaHuWSHuWaH stretched out His hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 8:4 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moshah commanded, as a witness to them  [Leviticus 14: 1-32].” But he having gone out, began to proclaim it and to spread the Word abroad, so that YaHuWSHuWaH was no longer able to openly enter into a city, instead He was outside in desolate places, yet they came to Him from all directions!  [Mark 1: 45]

8:5 When He came into Kaphar Nachuwm, a centurion [under Ceasars authority] came to Him, asking Him, and saying, “My Master, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.”

8:7 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “I shall come and heal him.” 

8:8 The centurion answered, “My Master, I’m not worthy for You to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant shall be healed. 8:9 For I am also a man under authority of another man, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

8:10 When YaHuWSHuWaH heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a trust, not even in Ysra'al . 8:11 I tell you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, Yitschaq, and Ya'aqob in the Reign of YaHuWaH,  8:12 but the children of the Reign shall be thrown out into the outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 8:13 YaHuWSHuWaH said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.

8:14 When YaHuWSHuWaH came into Keph's house, he saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.  8:15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and served Him. 8:16 When evening came (after the Shabbath), they brought to Him many possessed with demons. He cast out the shadims by His Word, and healed all who were sick; 8:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through YashaYahuw the nabi, saying: “He carried off our infirmities, and He bore our sufferings.YashaYahuw 53: 4

8:18 Now when YaHuWSHuWaH saw great multitudes around Him, He gave the order to depart to the other side.

8:19 A scribe came, and said to Him, “Teacher, I shall follow You wherever You go.”

8:20 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Ben of Adam has nowhere to lay His head.” 

8:21 Another of His talmidim said to Him, “My Master, allow me first to go and bury my father.”

8:22 But YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Follow Me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” 

8:23 When He got into a boat, His talmidim followed Him. 8:24 Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but He was asleep. 8:25 They came to Him, and woke Him up, saying, “Save us, My Master! We are dying!”

8:26 He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little trust?” Then He got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.

8:27 The men marveled, saying, “What is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” 

[Tehillim 89:9 "You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, You calm them." ... 107:28-29 "They cry to YaHuWaH in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distress. He makes the storm calm, so that its waves are still."]

8:28 When He came to the other side, into the country of the Girgashiy, two demon possessed ones met Him there, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way. 8:29 Behold, they cried out, saying, “What do we have to do with each other, YaHuWSHuWaH, Ben of Al 'Alyown? Have You come here to torment us before the appointed time?” 8:30 Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them. 8:31 The demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs.”

8:32 He said to them, “Go!”  They came out, and went into the herd of pigs: and behold, the whole herd of pigs rushed down the cliff into the sea, and died in the water.  8:33 Those who fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those who were possessed with demons.  8:34 Behold, all the city came out to meet YaHuWSHuWaH. When they saw Him, they begged that He would depart from their borders.

9:1 He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into His own city. 9:2 Behold, they brought to Him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. YaHuWSHuWaH, seeing their belief, said to the paralytic, “Ben, cheer up! Your sins are released of you.” 

9:3 Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This One blasphemes.” Who  is able to release from sins except One, YaHuWaH? [Mark 2: 7]

9:4 YaHuWSHuWaH, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?  9:5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are released;’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk?’  9:6 But that you may know that the Ben of Adam has authority on earth to release sins...” [also Mark 2: 9-10] (then He said to the paralytic), “Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house.” 

9:7 He arose and departed to his house. 9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and praised Aluah, Who had given such authority to men.

9:9 As YaHuWSHuWaH passed by from there, He saw a man called MattithYahuw sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, “Follow Me.” He got up and followed Him. 9:10 It happened as He reclined at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with YaHuWSHuWaH and His talmidim.  9:11 When the P'rushim saw it, they said to His talmidim, “Why does your Rabbi eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

9:12 When YaHuWSHuWaH heard it, He said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do. 9:13 But you go and learn what this scripture means: ‘I desire mercy, and not slaughter, and the knowledge of Aluahiym more than burnt offerings’ [Huwshua 6: 6]  for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 

9:14 Then Yahuwchanan’s talmidim came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the P'rushim fast often, but Your talmidim don’t fast?”

9:15 YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days shall come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast. [Huwshua 5: 15-6: 3]  9:16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch would tear away from the garment, and a worse hole is made. 9:17 Neither do people put new wine into old wineskins , or else the new wine shall burst the skins, and the wine be spilled, and the skins destroyed. No, they put new wine  into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.” 

No man having drunk old wine (Ancient Path)  immediately desires new, for he says, ‘The old is better.’” Luke 5:39   AENT Note on 9:17: new wine is new traditions/immature teachings which if put into a mature man - old wineskin - that is full of Torah will cause its ruin. New wine belongs in the "immature" man where hopefully they both will mature. 

9:18 While He told these things to them, behold, a ruler came and paid homage, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her, and she shall live.”

9:19 YaHuWSHuWaH got up and followed him, as did His talmidim. 9:20 Behold, a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years [representing all 12 tribes - making them unclean] came behind Him, and touched the fringe [tzitzit]of His garment [healing in His Wings]; 9:21 for she said within herself, “If I just touch His garment, I shall be made well.” (touching Him in her condition would have made Him unclean also - the reason for the fear and timidity - see other accounts)

9:22 But YaHuWSHuWaH, turning around and seeing her, said, “Daughter, cheer up! Your trust has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.

9:23 When YaHuWSHuWaH came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder, 9:24 He said to them, “Make room, because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping.” 

They were ridiculing Him. 9:25 But when the crowd was put out, He entered in, took her by the hand, and said, kumi, kumi, and the girl arose. 9:26 The report of this went out into all that land. 9:27 As YaHuWSHuWaH passed by from there, two blind men (both Houses of Ysra'al) followed Him, calling out and saying, “Have mercy on us, son of Dawiyd!”

9:28 When He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  They told Him, “Yes, My Master.”

9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your belief be it done to you.” 9:30 Their eyes were opened. YaHuWSHuWaH strictly commanded them, saying, “See that no one knows about this.” 9:31 But they went out and spread abroad His fame in all that land.

9:32 As they went out, behold, a mute man who was demon possessed was brought to Him. 9:33 When the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. The multitudes marveled, saying, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Ysra'al !”

9:34 But the P'rushim said, “By the prince of the demons, He casts out demons.”

9:35 YaHuWSHuWaH went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the Besorah of the Reign, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd. 9:37 Then He said to His talmidim, “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 9:38 Pray therefore that the Master of the harvest shall send out laborers into His harvest.” 

10:1 He called to Himself His twelve talmidim, and gave them authority over unclean shadim, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness. 10:2 Now the names of the twelve emissaries are these. The first, Shimown, who is called Keph; Andreas, his brother; Ya'aqob the son of Zabdiy; Yahuwchanan, his brother; 10:3 Philippos; bar-Talmay; Ta'own; MattithYahuw the tax collector; Ya'aqob of Chelef; Lebbaios, whose surname was Thaddaios; 10:4 Shimown of the Kena'aniy; and Yahuwdah Iscariot (the man of the city/or "of the shore of Skriot"), who also handed Him over. 

10:5 YaHuWSHuWaH sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, “Don’t go among the Gentiles, and don’t enter into the cities of the Shomerowniy.  10:6 Rather, go to the lost sheep that are from the House of Ysra'al. 10:7 As you go, proclaim, saying, ‘ Return, return, the Reign of YaHuWaH is offered!’ 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give. 10:9 Don’t take any gold, nor silver, nor brass in your money belts.  10:10 Take no bag for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food.[1Tim 5:18]. 10:11 Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on. 10:12 As you enter into the household, ask after it's Shalowm, saying 'Shalowm be with this house'. 10:13 If the household is worthy, it will return to you your "Shalowm, but if it isn’t worthy, let your Shalowm return to you. 10:14 Whoever doesn’t receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet. 10:15 Most certainly I tell you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sedom and Amorah in the day of judgment than for that city.

(A nebuah - vs. 16-23)

10:16Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 10:17 But beware of men: for they shall deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they shall scourge you. 10:18 Yes, and you shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a witness to them and to the nations. 10:19 But when they deliver you up, don’t be anxious how or what you shall say, for it shall be given you in that hour what you shall say. 10:20 For it is not you who speak, but the Ruwach of your Father Who speaks within you.

10:21 “Brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.  10:22 You shall be hated by all men for My Name’s sake, but he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved. 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you shall not have gone through the cities of Ysra'al, [42 cities of Ysra'al] until the Ben of Adam has come.

10:24 “A taught one is not above his rabbi, nor a servant above his Master. 10:25 It is enough for the taught one that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his Master. If they have called the Master of the house Ba'al Zebuwb, how much more those of His household! 10:26 Therefore don’t be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hidden that shall not be known. 10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops. 10:28 Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul/person. Rather, fear Him Who is able to destroy both soul/person and body in Gehinnom. 

10:29 “Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will, 10:30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 10:31 Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. 10:32 Everyone therefore who confesses Me before men, him I shall also confess before My Father Who is in the shamayim.  10:33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I shall also deny before My Father Who is in the shamayim.

10:34 “Don’t think that I came to send shalowm on the earth. I didn’t come to send shalowm, but a sword.  10:35 For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 10:36 A man’s foes shall be those of his own household. [MikaYahuw 7: 6] 10:37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me isn’t worthy to be with Me in the Kingdom of YaHuWaH. 10:38 He who doesn’t take his staff [personal authority] and follow after Me, isn’t worthy of Me. 10:39 He who seeks his self shall lose it; and he who loses his self for My sake shall find it. 10:40 He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him Who sent Me. 10:41 He who receives a nabi in the name of a nabi shall receive a nebi’s reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 10:42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a taught one, most certainly I tell you he shall in no way lose his reward.” 

11:1 It happened that when YaHuWSHuWaH had finished directing His twelve talmidim, He departed from there to teach and proclaim in their cities. 11:2 Now when Yahuwchanan heard in the prison the works of haMashiyach, he sent two of his talmidim 11:3 and said to Him, “Are You He Who comes, or should we look for another?”

[YashaYahuw 62: 11 Behold, YaHuWaH has proclaimed to the end of the earth, “Say to the daughter of Tsiyown, ‘Behold, your deliverance [Yashua-ti - Yahuwshuwah] comes.]

11:4 YaHuWSHuWaH answered them, “Go and tell Yahuwchanan the things which you hear and see:  11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 11:6 Baruk is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in Me.” 

11:7 As these went their way, YaHuWSHuWaH began to say to the multitudes concerning Yahuwchanan, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?  [A zealot, shaken by the Ruwach?]

11:8 But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in king’s houses.  11:9 But why did you go out? To see a nabi? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a nabi. 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your Face, who shall prepare Your way before You. ... [and suddenly the Master, Whom you are seeking, will come, and the messenger of the covenant whom you desire, look, He is coming,” says YaHuWaH of Hosts:]  [Mal’akhiy 3: 1]

 11:11 Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than Yahuwchanan the Immerser; yet he who is least in the Reign of YaHuWaH is greater than he. 11:12 From the days of Yahuwchanan the Immerser until now, the Reign of YaHuWaH suffers violence, and the violent are robbing it.

 [“Since the days of Yahuwchanan the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of YaHuWaH is being breached, and the strong one snatches away to claim it eagerly for himself”.] [Yet from the days of YaHuWchanan the Immerser even until now, the kingship of YaHuWaH is being seized, and the forceful plunder it.  [Daniel  9: 26,  11: 4] 

 11:13 For all the neb'im and the Torah prophesied concerning Yahuwchanan. 11:14 If you are willing to receive it, this is AliyYahuw, who is to come. 11:15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear. And all the people who did hear him, even the tax collectors, regarded YaHuWaH as just, having been immersed with the immersion of Yahuwchanan.  But the P'rushim and the doctors of the law reject the will of YaHuWaH for their selves, because they were not immersed by him!  [Luke 7: 29-30]

11:16 “But to what shall I compare this stock? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companions 11:17 and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you didn’t dance. We mourned for you, and you didn’t lament.’ 11:18 For Yahuwchanan came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 11:19 The Ben of Adam came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by its works. 

11:20 Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they didn’t repent. 11:21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bayith Tsayad! For if the mighty works had been done in Tsor and Tsiydown which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 11:22 But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable for Tsor and Tsiydown on the day of judgment than for you. 11:23 You, Kaphar Nachuwm, who are exalted to shamayim, you shall go down to Sheol. For if the mighty works had been done in Sedom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day. 11:24 But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sedom, on the day of judgment, than for you.” 

11:25 At that time, YaHuWSHuWaH answered, “I thank You, Father, Master of shamayim and earth, that You hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to the untaught. 11:26 Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in Your sight. And He turned towards His pupils, and He said to them: [Luke10: 22]  11:27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father. No one knows the Ben, except the Father; neither does anyone know the Father, except the Ben, and he to whom the Ben desires to reveal Him.

11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened [with human traditions], and I shall give you rest [right standing/deliverance]! 11:29 Take My yoke [right standing/deliverance] upon you, and learn from Me, for I am tranquil and I am meek ; and in My heart you will find tranquility in your souls. 11:30 For My yoke is pleasant, and My burden is light.”

 YirmeYahuw. 2:20; 5:4-5; 6:16-19 [Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am driven out and downcast in spirit, and you will find rest for your nefeshot. For my yoke is gentle, and my burden easy.]

12:1 At that time, YaHuWSHuWaH went on the Shabbath day through the grain fields. His talmidim were hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.  12:2 But the P'rushim, when they saw it, said to Him, “Behold, Your talmidim do what is not lawful to do on the Shabbath.” Why do they do that which is not lawful on the Shabbath?  [Mark 2: 24]  Why do you do that which it is not lawful to do on the Shabbaths?”  [Luke 6: 2]*

12:3 But He said to them, “Haven’t you read what Dawiyd did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him; 12:4 how he entered into the House of YaHuWaH, and ate the bread of the altar, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 12:5 Or have you not read in the Torah, that on the Shabbath day, the priests in the Miqdash profane the Shabbath, and are guiltless? 12:6 But I tell you that One greater than the Miqdash is here (YaHuWah the Ruach within YaHuWSHuWaH). 12:7 But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not slaughter [Huwshua 6: 6], you would not have condemned the guiltless. 12:8 For the Ben of Adam is Sovereign even of the Shabbath.” 

12:9 He departed there, and went into their synagogue. 12:10 And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked Him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Shabbath day?” that they might accuse Him.

12:11 He said to them, “What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Shabbath day, won’t he grab on to it, and lift it out? 12:12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Shabbath day.”[YashaYahuw 56: 1-2] 12:13 Then He told the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other. 12:14 But the P'rushim went out, and conspired against Him, how they might destroy Him. 12:15 YaHuWSHuWaH, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great multitudes followed Him; and He healed them all, 12:16 and commanded them that they should not make Him known: 12:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through YashaYahuw the nabi, saying,

12:18-21 Here is My Servant, I uphold Him: My Chosen One My Self delights in; I will put My Ruwach on Him, He will bring right-ruling to the heathen masses. He will not shout and He will not cry out and He will not raise His voice in the street. A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out; for the Truth He will bring forth right-ruling!  He will not falter, and He will not be crushed until He establishes right-ruling on the earth, And in His Torah the countries will hope!  Romans 8:2 YashaYahuw 42: 1-4

12:22 Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, was brought to Him and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.  12:23 All the multitudes were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Ben of Dawiyd?” 12:24 But when the P'rushim heard it, they said, “This Adam does not cast out demons, except by Ba'al Zebuwb (Lord of the stinging fly), the principal one of the demons.” [below YaHuWSHuWaH identifies Ba'al  Zebuwb as the Adversary]

12:25 Knowing their thoughts, YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. 12:26  If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then shall his kingdom stand? 12:27 If I by Ba'al Zebuwb cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 12:28 Then because, I by the Ruwach of YaHuWaH cast out demons, then the Reign of YaHuWaH has come upon you. 12:29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he shall plunder his house.

[YashaYahuw 49:25 But yet this is what YaHuWaH says, “Even the strong man's captives shall be taken away, and those plundered by the ruthless terrifying ones shall be delivered; for I shall contend with the one who brings a case against you, and I shall liberate your children. ]

12:30 “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who doesn’t gather with Me, scatters. 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy shall be released men, but the reviling of the Ruwach haQadosh (Who IS YaHuwaH) shall not be released from men. 12:32 Whoever speaks a word against the Ben of Adam, it shall be released him; but whoever speaks against the Ruwach haQadosh, it shall not be released him, neither in this age, nor in the one to come.

12:33 “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit. 12:34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. 12:35 The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things. 12:36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they shall give account of it in the Day of Judgment.  12:37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.”

 [the "nephesh chayah" - "living being/soul" of Bereshith 2:7 - is best understood as the "ruwach of speech"]

YirmeYahuw 13:23 Can the Kuwshiy change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil! 

Kushite: someone with black skin. Accustomed: taught by practice; they have gone too far and will not be granted repentance, but have been turned over to their own delusion. We often take this merciful gift for granted, but in truth it is not guaranteed.

12:38 Then certain of the scribes and P'rushim answered, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”

12:39 But He answered them, An evil and adulterous stock seeks after a sign, but no sign shall be given it but the sign of Yahnah the nabi.  12:40 For as Yahnah was three days and three nights in the belly of the huge gaping fish, so shall the Ben of Adam be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 12:41 The men of Niyneweh shall stand up in the Judgment with this stock, and shall condemn it, for they repented at the proclaiming of Yahnah (Dove); and behold, One greater than Yahnah is here. 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this stock, and shall condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Shelomoh; and behold, One greater than Shelomoh is here. 12:43 Also: when the unclean shadim is gone out of the man, he passes through waterless places [without the Word], seeking rest, and doesn’t find it. 12:44 Then he says, ‘I shall return into my house from which I came out,’ and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 12:45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other shadim more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so shall it be also to this evil stock.” 

12:46 While He was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to Him. 12:47 One said to Him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to You.” [questionable text]

12:48  But He answered him who spoke to Him, “Who is My mother? Who are My brothers?” 12:49 He stretched out His hand towards His talmidim, and said, “Behold, My mother and My brothers! 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of My Father (the Torah), the Mighty One Who is in the shamayim, they are my brothers, my sisters, and my mother." They are the ones who will enter My Father's kingdom.   [Luke 8: 21]  

13:1 On that day YaHuWSHuWaH went out of the house, and sat by the seaside. 13:2 Great multitudes gathered to Him, so that He entered into a boat, and sat, and all the multitude stood on the beach. 13:3 He spoke to them many things in parables, saying, “Look!, The Sower went out to sow His Seed. 13:4 As He sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them. 13:5 Others fell on rocky ground, where they didn’t have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth. 13:6 When the sun had risen, they were scorched. Because they had no root, they withered away. 13:7 Others fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and choked them, and they did not yield fruit. 13:8 Others fell on good soil, and yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty. 13:9 He who has ears to hear, let him heed it.” 

13:10 The talmidim came, and said to Him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”

13:11 He answered them, “To you it is given to know the secrets of the Reign of YaHuWaH, but it is not given to them. 13:12 For whoever maintains the secrets, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance, but whoever does not maintain them, from him shall be taken away even that which he has! 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don’t see, and hearing, they don’t hear, neither do they understand. 13:14-15  In them the nebuah of YashaYahuw is fulfilled, which says, 

…“You shall surely hear, but you shall not understand; and you shall surely see, but you shall not perceive! For the heart of this people has grown thick, and they do hardly hear with the ears, and they have shut their eyes, lest they should see with their eyes, and with their ears they should hear, and their heart should understand, and they should return to Me and I should heal them.  YashaYahuw 6: 9-10]

13:16 “But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. 13:17 For most certainly I tell you that many neb'im and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn’t see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn’t hear them. Do you not understand this parable?  So how will you recognize all the parables?  [Mark 4: 13]  Now the parable means this: the Seed is the Word of YaHuWaH.The Sower sows the Word [Mark 4: 14].  1 Kepha 1: 23] .

 13:18 Therefore, understand you the parable of the Sower. 13:19 When anyone hears the Word of the Reign, and doesn’t understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart lest having believed, they should be saved.  [Luke 8: 12] . This is what was sown by the roadside. 13:20 What was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the Word, and immediately with joy receives it; 13:21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while. When oppression or persecution arises because of the Word, immediately he is caused to distrust, deserting it. 13:22 What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of this age and the delusions of Fortune (god) and the desires for the other things [Mark 4: 19] choke the Word, and he becomes unfruitful. 13:23 What was sown on the good ground, this is he who hears the Word, and understands and accepts it [Mark 4: 20], who most certainly bears fruit, and brings forth, some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty.” [Luke 8: 16-18 or Mark 4: 21-25]

13:24 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Reign of YaHuWaH is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, 13:25 but while the man slept, his enemy came and sowed seeds of lawlessness/ darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away. 13:26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also. 13:27 The servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did this darnel come from?’

13:28 “He said to them, ‘ A man, an enemy has done this.’

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them up?’

13:29 “But he said, ‘No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them. 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I shall tell the reapers, “First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my granary.”’” 

13:31 He set another parable before them, saying, “The Reign of YaHuWaH is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field;  13:32 which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.” 

13:33 He spoke another parable to them. “The Reign of YaHuWaH is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, until it was all leavened.” 

The Age of Desolation, the Age of Instruction and the Age of the Messiah:These three ages are compared to three measures of meal by  YaHuWSHuWaH the Messiah. The Messiah taught in Matthew 13:33 and Luke 13:20-21 that during these three ages, which form the whole of The Present Age since the disruption of the world, the kingdom of Elohim on earth has been leavened with spiritual, moral and political corruption. However, the Messiah will cleanse the earth from sin before the Age of Life begins according to Deuteronomy 32:22-29, Malachi 4:1-6 and Matthew 3:8-12 - Torah Calendar

 Bereshiyth 18:6 Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly make ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.”[the first and only other time "three measures of meal" are mentioned in the Word - however Sarah did not leaven it.] Another view is that this is a positive comment by Mashiyach about leaven - the only place it is ever done. It is another view of the "mustard seed" showing that great things can come from small sources. There are some who see this as the three resurrection that fulfill the Will of Yahuwah for man…. that all will be saved - no one will perish needlessly.

13:34 YaHuWSHuWaH spoke all these things in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable, He didn’t speak to them, 13:35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the nabi, saying, “I shall open my mouth in parables;  I shall utter things hidden from before the disruption of the world.” Tehillim 78:1-4  (kataballo)

Additionally, miltha is the same root as mithleh, or "parables", so when YaHuWSHuWaH talks about uttering parables (mithleh) unknown since creation, He is speaking from the perspective of what He was at creation (miltha), or the Word. AENT

13:36 Then YaHuWSHuWaH sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. His talmidim came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the darnel weeds of the field.”

13:37 He answered them, “He who sows the good Seed is the Ben of Adam, 13:38  the field is the world; and the good Seed, these are the sons of YaHuWaH; and the darnel weeds are the children of the wicked one. (worthlessness) 13:39 And the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the completion of the age, and the reapers are messengers.  13:40 As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be at the completion of this age. 13:41 The Ben of Adam shall send out His Messengers, and they shall gather out of His Reign all things that cause stumbling, and those who practice lawlessness (Torah-less-ness], 13:42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire. There shall be weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 13:43 Then the righteous shall shine forth like the sun in the Reign of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 

[ Daniy'al 12: 3 Those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.]

13:44 “Again, the Reign of shamayim is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

13:45 “Again, the Reign of shamayim is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls, 13:46 who having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

13:47 “Again, the Reign of shamayim is like a dragnet, that was cast into the sea, and gathered some fish of every kind, 13:48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach. They sat down, and gathered the good into containers, but the bad they threw away. 13:49 So shall it be in the completion of the age. The Messengers shall come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, 13:50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire. There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.” 13:51 YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Have you understood all these things?”  They answered Him, “Yes, My Master.”

13:52 He said to them, “Therefore, every scribe who has been made a taught one in the Reign of YaHuWaH is like a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new and old things.” (Old truths hidden in the Word from the beginning as well as new insights.)

13:53 It happened that when YaHuWSHuWaH had finished these parables, He departed from there. 13:54 Coming into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works? 13:55 Isn’t this the carpenter, the Ben of the carpenter? Isn’t His mother called Miryam, and His brothers, Ya'aqob, Yahuwseph, Shim'own, and Yahuwdah? 13:56 Aren’t all of His sisters with us? Where then did this One get all of these things?” 13:57 They were offended by Him. But YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “A nabi is not without respect, except in his own country, and in his own house.” 13:58 He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

14:1 At that time, Herodes  the Tetrarch heard the report concerning YaHuWSHuWaH, 14:2 and said to his servants, “This is Yahuwchanan the Immerser. He is risen from the dead. That is why these Powers work in Him.” 14:3 For Herodes had laid hold of Yahuwchanan, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodes, his brother Philippos' wife. 14:4 For Yahuwchanan said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 14:5 When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a nabi.  14:6 But when Herodes’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodes danced among them and pleased Herodes . 14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask. 14:8 She, being prompted by her mother, said, “Give me here on a platter the head of Yahuwchanan the Immerser.”

14:9 The king was grieved, but for the sake of his oaths, and of those who sat at the table with him, he commanded it to be given, 14:10 and he sent and beheaded Yahuwchanan in the prison. 14:11 His head was brought on a platter, and given to the young lady: and she brought it to her mother. (this is a type of what is yet to happen - Rev. 13) 14:12 His talmidim came, and took the body, and buried it; and they went and told YaHuWSHuWaH. 14:13 Now when YaHuWSHuWaH heard this, He withdrew from there in a boat, to a deserted place apart. When the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

14:14 YaHuWSHuWaH went out, and He saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 14:15 When evening had come, His talmidim came to Him, saying, “This place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.”

14:16 But YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “They don’t need to go away. You give them something to eat.” 

14:17 They told Him, “We only have here five loaves and two fish.”

14:18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 14:19 He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and Me took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to shamayim, He blessed, broke and gave the loaves to the talmidim, and the talmidim gave to the multitudes. 14:20 They all ate, and were stuffed. They took up twelve baskets full of that which remained left over from the broken pieces. 14:21 Those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. [YashaYahuw 58: 6-7]

14:22 Immediately YaHuWSHuWaH made the talmidim get into the boat, and to go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. 14:23 After He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening had come, He was there alone. 14:24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.  14:25 In the fourth watch of the night, [after 3 AM]YaHuWSHuWaH came to them, walking on the sea. Job 9:8  14:26 When the talmidim saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It’s a ghost!” and they cried out for fear. 14:27 But immediately YaHuWSHuWaH spoke to them, saying “Cheer up! I AM  (I Exist) Don’t be afraid.” 

14:28 Kepha answered Him and said, “My Master, if it is You, order me to come to You on the waters.”

14:29 He said, “Come!”  Kepha stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to YaHuWSHuWaH. 14:30 But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “My Master, save me!”

14:31 Immediately YaHuWSHuWaH stretched out His hand, took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little trust, why did you doubt?” 14:32 When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased. 14:33 Those who were in the boat came and did bow to Him, saying, “You are truly the Ben of YaHuWaH!”

14:34 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Kinnerowth. 14:35 When the people of that place recognized Him, they sent into all that surrounding region, and brought to Him all who were sick, 14:36 and they begged Him that they might just touch the fringe of His garment.[Numbers 15: 37-41] As many as touched it were made whole.

15:1 Then P'rushim and scribes came to YaHuWSHuWaH from Yahrushalom, saying, 15:2 “Why do Your talmidim disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don’t wash their hands when they eat bread.”

15:3 He answered them, “Why do you also disobey the commandment of YaHuWaH because of your tradition? 15:4 For YaHuWaH commanded, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’ 15:5 But you say, ‘Whoever may tell his father or his mother, “Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift (offering to the Miqdash), 15:6 he shall not respect his father or mother.’ You have made the commandment of YaHuWaH void because of your tradition that you have transmitted? And you do many such similar things! 15:7 You role-fakers! Well did YashaYahuw prophesy of you, saying, 

15:8-9 …this people approaches Me with its mouth, and with its lips they esteem Me, but its heart has been removed far away from Me, and their reverence of Me is in vain, being taught rules of mortal men. YashaYahuw 29: 13] For putting away the commandment of YaHuWaH, you retain the tradition of men, immersions of vessels and cups, and you rather do many such similar things.  [Mark 7: 8] 

15:10 He summoned the multitude, and said to them, “Hear, and understand.  15:11 That which enters into the mouth doesn’t defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.” 

15:12 Then the talmidim came, and said to Him, “Do you know that the P'rushim were offended, when they heard this saying?”

15:13 But He answered, “Every plant which My shamayimly Father didn’t plant shall be uprooted. 15:14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.” 

15:15 Kepha answered Him, “Explain the parable to us.”

15:16 So YaHuWSHuWaH said, “Do you also still not understand? 15:17 Don’t you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body? 15:18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man. 15:19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies. 15:20 These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn’t defile the man.” 

15:21 YaHuWSHuWaH went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tsor and Tsiydown. 15:22 Behold, a woman of Kena'an came out from those borders, and cried, saying, “Have mercy on me, My Master, you Ben of Dawiyd! My daughter is severely demonized!”

15:23 But He answered her not a word. His talmidim came and begged Him, saying, “Send her away; for she cries after us.”

15:24 But He answered, “I was not sent except to the sheep which went astray from the House of Ysra'al.” 

15:25 But she came, bowing before him, saying, “My Master, help me.”

15:26 But He answered, “It is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 

15:27 But she said, “Yes, My Master, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table and live.”

15:28 Then YaHuWSHuWaH answered her, “Woman, great is your belief! Be it done to you even as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

15:29 YaHuWSHuWaH departed there, and came near to the sea of Galiyl; and He went up into the mountain, and sat there. 15:30 Great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at His feet. He healed them, 15:31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, injured whole, lame walking, and blind seeing—and they esteemed the Mighty One of Ysra'al.

15:32 YaHuWSHuWaH summoned His talmidim and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way.” 

15:33 The talmidim said to Him, “Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?”

15:34 YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” 

They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”

15:35 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground; 15:36 and He took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the talmidim, and the talmidim to the multitudes. 15:37 They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven handbaskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.  15:38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 15:39 Then He sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Migdal.

16:1 The P'rushim and Tz'dukim came, and testing Him, asked him to show them a single sign from the shamayim. 16:2 But He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It shall be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ 16:3 In the morning, ‘It shall be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Role-fakers! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can’t discern the signs of the times! 16:4 An evil and adulterous stock seeks after a sign, and there shall be no sign given to it, except the sign of the nabi Yahnah.” [12: 39]

He left them, and departed. 16:5 The talmidim came to the other side and had forgotten to take bread. 16:6 YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the P'rushim and Tz'dukim.” 

16:7 They reasoned among themselves, saying, “We brought no bread.”

16:8 YaHuWSHuWaH, perceiving it, said, “Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little belief, ‘because you have brought no bread?’ 16:9 Don’t you yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 16:10 Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 16:11 How is it that you don’t perceive that I didn’t speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the P'rushim and Tz'dukim.” 

16:12 Then they understood that He didn’t tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the P'rushim and Tz'dukim. 16:13 Now when YaHuWSHuWaH came into the parts of Kaisareia Philippoi, He asked His talmidim, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Ben of Adam, am?” 

16:14 They said, “Some say Yahuwchanan the Immerser, some, EliyYahuw, and others, YermiYahuw, or one of the neb'im.”

16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 

16:16 Shim'own Kepha answered, “You are haMashiyach, the Ben of the Mighty Living One.”

16:17 YaHuWSHuWaH answered him, “Baruk are you, Shim'own Bar Yonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in the shamayim.  16:18 I also tell you that you are Kepha, (a piece of rock);  and onto this One, the Tsuwr (massive Rock) [Exodus 17: 6, Deuteronomy 32: 4, 15, 18, 30, 1 Shmuw’el 2: 2, Tehillim 18:46; 61; 62; Yasha. 8:14; 17:10; 51:1-8] , I shall build My assembly, and the gates of she'owl shall not prevail against it. 16:19 I shall give to you the keys of the Reign of YaHuWaH, and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in shamayim; and whatever you release on earth shall have been released in shamayim.”[binding and releasing is an idiom for authority] 16:20 Then He commanded the talmidim that they should tell no one that He was YaHuWSHuWaH haMashiyach. 16:21 From that time, YaHuWSHuWaH began to show His talmidim that He must go to Yahrushalom and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.

16:22 Kepha took Him aside, and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, O My Master! This shall indeed not happen to You.”

16:23 But He turned, and said to Kepha, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of YaHuWaH, but on the things of men.” 

[YaHuWSHuWaH was speaking directly to Satan who was "in" Kepha at that time - using him for his purposes.]

16:24 Then YaHuWSHuWaH said to His talmidim, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his execution stake, and follow Me. 16:25 For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever shall lose his life for My sake shall find it. 16:26 For what shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? For whoever may have been ashamed of Me and of My Words; this person will the Ben of Adam be ashamed of when He shall come in His Esteem, even of the Father and of the set-apart Messengers.  [Luke 9: 26]

16:27 For the Ben of Adam shall come in the splendor of His Father with His Messengers, and then He shall render to everyone according to his deeds. 16:28 Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who shall in no way taste of death, until they see the Ben of Adam's Reign that comes by Power.” 

17:1 After six days, YaHuWSHuWaH took with Him Kepha, Ya'aqob, and Yahuwchanan His brother, and brought them up into an exalted mountain by themselves.  [Mt. Tsiyown 2 Kepha 1: 18  We heard this Voice come out of shamayim when we were with Him on the Set-apart mountain.]

17:2 The fashion of His face was altered before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as the light. 17:3 And look! Moshah and EliyYahuw appeared talking with Him. 

2 Cor 4:6 For Aluah, Who said, "Let there be Light in the darkness," has made us understand that this Light is the Brightness of the Splendor of YaHuWaH that is seen in the Face of YaHuWSHuWaH haMashiyach. Psalms 104:1-2 "You have put on excellency and splendor, covering Yourself with light as with a garment."

17:4 Kepha answered, and said to YaHuWSHuWaH, “My Master, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let’s make three booths here: one for you, one for Moshah, and one for AliyYahuw.”

 (done on Sukkot/Feast of Booths - this may have happened during this festival season - especially as this was a picture of His coming Kingdom.)

17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud (Shekinah) overshadowed them. Behold, a Voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This  One is My beloved Ben, in whom I am well pleased. Heed Him!” 

(pillar of fire/light and cloud and Voice of YaHuWaH - like what happened at "the mountain of fire at the giving of the Words."... and which later He (YaHuWSHuWaH) was taken into this cloud to be taken into the shamayim.)

17:6 When the talmidim heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid. 17:7 YaHuWSHuWaH came and touched them and said, “Get up, and don’t be afraid.” 17:8 Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except YaHuWSHuWaH alone. 17:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, YaHuWSHuWaH commanded them, saying, “Don’t tell anyone the vision you saw, until the Ben of Adam has risen from the dead.” 

17:10 His talmidim asked Him, saying, “Then why do the scribes say that AliyYahuw must come first?”

17:11 YaHuWSHuWaH answered them, “AliyYahuw indeed comes first, and shall restore all things,  17:12 but I tell you that AliyYahuw has come already, and they didn’t recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Ben of Adam shall also suffer by them.” 17:13 Then the talmidim understood that He spoke to them of Yahuwchanan the Immerser.

Acts. 3:21 "…. that He may send Mashiyach YaHuWSHuWaH, Who was pre-appointed for you, 3:21 Whom shamayim must receive until the times of restoration/restitution of all things."

17:14 When they came to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him, saying, 17:15 “My Master, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. 17:16 So I brought him to Your talmidim, and they could not cure him.”

17:17 YaHuWSHuWaH answered, “Faithless and perverse stock! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 17:18 YaHuWSHuWaH rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.

17:19 Then the talmidim came to YaHuWSHuWaH privately, and said, “Why weren’t we able to cast it out?”

17:20 He said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have belief as a grain of mustard seed, you shall tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible for you. 17:21 But this kind (of unbelief) doesn’t go out except by prayer and fasting.” 

17:22 While they were staying in Galiyl, YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “The Ben of Adam is about to be delivered up into the hands of men, 17:23 and they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised up.” 

They were exceedingly sorry. 17:24 When they had come to Kaphar Nachuwm, those who collected the didrachma coins came to Kepha, and said, “Doesn’t Your Rabbi pay the didrachma?” 17:25 He said, “Yes.”

When he came into the house, YaHuWSHuWaH anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Shimown? From whom do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?” 

17:26 Kepha said to Him, “From strangers.”

YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Therefore the children are exempt. 17:27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you shall find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for Me and you.” 

18:1 In that hour the talmidim came to YaHuWSHuWaH, saying, “Who then is greatest in the Reign of YaHuWaH?”

18:2 YaHuWSHuWaH called a little child to Himself, and set him in the midst of them, 18:3 and said, “Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you shall in no way enter into the Reign of YaHuWaH. 18:4 Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Reign of YaHuWaH.  18:5 Whoever receives one such little child in My Name receives Me, 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea.

18:7 “Woe to the world because of occasions of stumbling! For it must be that the occasions come, but woe to that person through whom the occasion comes! 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the age-abiding fire. 18:9 If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehinnom of fire. 18:10 See that you don’t despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in shamayim their Messengers always see the Face of My Father Who is in shamayim. 

Rev. 22:3 There shall be no curse any more. The throne of YaHuWaH and the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants serve Him. 22:4 They shall see His Face, and His Name shall be on their foreheads. 22:5 There shall be no night, and they need no lamp light; for Master YaHuWaH Aluah shall illuminate them. They shall reign before Him forever and ever.

18:11 For the Ben of Adam came to save that which has been lost.

18:12 “What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine on the mountains, and go seek that which has gone astray?  18:13 If he finds it, most certainly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father Who is in shamayim that one of these little ones should perish.

18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.  18:16 But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  [Deuteronomy 19: 15]  18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a heathen or a tax collector. 18:18 Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth shall have been bound in shamayim, and whatever things you release on earth shall have been released in shamayim.  18:19 Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father Who is in the shamayim. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there I am in the midst of them. 

18:21 Then Kepha came and said to Him, “My Master, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I release him? Until seven times?”

18:22 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “I don’t tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven. 18:23 Therefore the Reign of YaHuWaH is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants. 18:24 When he had begun to reconcile, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 18:25 But because he couldn’t pay, his sovereign commanded him to be sold, with his wife, his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 18:26 The servant therefore fell down and kneeled before him, saying, ‘My Master, have patience with me, and I shall repay you all!’  18:27 The sovereign of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and released him from the loan.

18:28 “But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him one hundred denarii, and he grabbed him, and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’

18:29 “So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I shall repay you!’ 18:30 He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due. 18:31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were exceedingly sorry, and came and told to their sovereign all that was done. 18:32 Then his sovereign called him in, and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I released you all that debt, because you begged me. 18:33 Shouldn’t you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?’  18:34 His sovereign was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him. 18:35 So My shamayimly Father shall also do to you, if you don’t each release your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds.” 

19:1 It happened when YaHuWSHuWaH had finished these words, He departed from Galiyl , and came into the borders of Yahuwdah  beyond the Yarden. 19:2 Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there. 19:3 P'rushim came to Him, testing Him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?”

19:4 He answered, “Haven’t you read, "In the Beginning (Bereshith)", that the Maker made them male and female, 19:5 and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall unite to his wife; and the two will be for a flesh united?’ 19:6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore YaHuWaH has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.” 

19:7 They asked Him, “Why then did Moshah command us to give her a bill of divorce, and divorce her?”

19:8 He said to them, “Moshah, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.  19:9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.” 

19:10 His talmidim said to Him, “If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.”

19:11 But He said to them, “Not all men can receive this saying, but those to whom it is given. 19:12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the Reign of YaHuWaH’s sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.” 

19:13 Then little children were brought to Him, that He should lay His hands on them and pray; and the talmidim rebuked them. 19:14 But YaHuWSHuWaH said, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to Me; for the Reign of YaHuWaH belongs to ones like these.   ’Amein (certainly) I say to you, whoever shall not accept the reign of  YaHuWaH in the manner of a little child shall in no wise enter into it!  [Mark 10: 15]

19:15 He laid His hands on them, and departed from there.

19:16 Behold, one came to Him and said, “Good Rabbi, what good thing shall I do, that I may have age-abiding life?”

19:17 He said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, YaHuWaH! But if you want to enter into life, keep the Commandments.” 

19:18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

YaHuWSHuWaH said, “‘You shall not murder.’ ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ ‘You shall not steal.’ ‘You shall not offer false witness.’ 19:19 ‘Respect your father and mother.’ And, ‘You shall love your fellow as yourself.’” 

19:20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?”

19:21 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in shamayim; and come, follow Me.” 19:22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions. 19:23 YaHuWSHuWaH said to His talmidim, “Most certainly I say to you, a rich man shall enter into the Reign of YaHuWaH with difficulty. 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a rope to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Reign of YaHuWaH.” 

19:25 When the talmidim heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

19:26 Looking at them, YaHuWSHuWaH said, “With men this is impossible, but with YaHuWaH all things are possible.” 

19:27 Then Kepha answered, “Behold, we have left everything, and followed You. What then shall we have?”

19:28 YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration/renewal when the Ben of Adam shall sit on the throne of His Splendor, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Ysra'al. 19:29 Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My Name’s sake, shall receive one hundred times, and shall inherit age-abiding life [Daniy'al 12: 3]. 19:30  But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

 [But many of the first ones shall be the least, and many of the last shall be foremost. alternate reading] (regeneration/rebirth = new earth)

20:1 “For the Reign of YaHuWaH is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 20:2 When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 20:3 He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace. 20:4 To them he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I shall give you.’ So they went their way. 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 20:6 About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, ‘Why do you stand here all day idle?’

20:7 “They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’

“He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and you shall receive whatever is right.’ 20:8 When evening had come, the Master of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.’

20:9 “When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius. 20:10 When the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise each received a denarius. 20:11 When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household, 20:12 saying, ‘These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!’

20:13 “But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn’t you agree with me for a denarius? 20:14 Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you. 20:15 Isn’t it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil [stingy], because I am good?’  20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.” 

20:17 As YaHuWSHuWaH was going up to Yahrushalom, He took the twelve talmidim aside, and on the way He said to them, 20:18 “Behold, we are going up to Yahrushalom, and the Ben of Adam shall be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death, 20:19 and shall hand Him over to the heathens to mock, to scourge, and to put on the stake; and the third day He shall be raised up.” 

20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zabdiy came to Him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of Him. 20:21 He said to her, “What do you want?” 

She said to Him, “Say that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right and one on your left in Your Reign.”

20:22 But YaHuWSHuWaH answered, “You don’t know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with?” 

They said to Him, “We are able.”

20:23 He said to them, “You shall indeed drink my cup, and be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with, but to sit on My right and on My left is not Mine to give; but it is for whom it has been prepared by My Father.” 

20:24 When the ten heard it, they were indignant with the two brothers. (neb'im)

20:25 But YaHuWSHuWaH summoned them, and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations exercise control over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.  20:26 It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 20:27 Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant, 20:28 even as the Ben of Adam came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for the many.” 

20:29 As they went out from Yericho, a great multitude followed Him. 20:30 Behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that YaHuWSHuWaH was passing by, cried out, “My Master, have mercy on us, You Ben of Dawiyd!” 20:31 The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, “My Master, have mercy on us, You Ben of Dawiyd!

20:32 YaHuWSHuWaH stood still, and called them, and asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 

20:33 They told Him, “My Master, that our eyes may be opened.

20:34 YaHuWSHuWaH, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed Him.

21:1 When they drew near to Yahrushalom, and came to Bayith Pag at the Mount of Olives, then YaHuWSHuWaH sent two talmidim, 21:2 saying to them, “Go into the village that is opposite you, and immediately you shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them, and bring them to Me. 21:3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Master needs them,’ and immediately he shall send them.” 

21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the nabi, saying,

21:5 Rejoice greatly, Daughter of Tsiyown!  Shout, Daughter of Yahrushalom!  Here is your King!  He comes to you, righteous and having deliverance; He is lowly, and mounted upon a donkey, even upon a colt, a son of beasts of burden.”  [ZekharYahuw 9: 9]

21:6 The talmidim went, and did just as YaHuWSHuWaH commanded them, 21:7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their clothes on them; and He sat on them. 21:8 A very great multitude spread their clothes on the road. Others cut branches from the trees, and spread them on the road. 21:9 The multitudes who went before Him, and who followed kept shouting, Hoshia'na to the Ben of Dawiyd! Baruk is He Who comes in the Name of YaHuWaH! Hoshia'na in the highest!” 

And many went forth to meet Him, and they were rejoicing and praising the Mighty Being for all that they had seen.  [Curetonian Old Syriac Aramaic text]  Saying: “Baruk is the King Who has come in the name of  Master YaHuWaH! Shalom in the shamayim and esteem in the Highest!”  [Luke 19: 38]

21:10 When He had come into Yahrushalom, all the city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 21:11 The multitudes said, “This is the nabi, YaHuWSHuWaH, from Nazareth of Galiyl .”

{This all happened on the 10th of Abib/Nisan, when Ysra'al was commanded that each household was to take a lamb into their home in preparation for Pesach. Therefore, YaHuWSHuWaH came to Yahrushalom to be the received Lamb and inspected.}

21:12 YaHuWSHuWaH entered into the Miqdash of YaHuWaH, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the Miqdash, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves. 21:13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My House shall be called a House of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!” [second cleansing - casting out of the "leaven" before ULB]

21:14 The blind and the lame came to Him in the Miqdash, and He healed them. 21:15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children who were crying in the Miqdash and saying, “Hoshia'na to the Ben of Dawiyd!” they were indignant, 21:16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”

YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Yes. Did you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies You have perfected praise?’” 

21:17 He left them, and went out of the city to Bayith Any , and lodged there. 21:18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.  21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves. He said to it, “Let there be no fruit from you forever!” (Yahuwdah is the "fig tree nation" - not Israel!)

 Bereshith 3:7  "The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.  first time "fig" is seen in the Word.  "The fig tree is often symbolic of mans efforts to cover his "nakedness - sin" and represents the Beit Din - House of Judges/Sanhedrin which lacked the fruit of righteousness.

Immediately the fig tree withered away. 21:20 When the talmidim saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree immediately wither away?”

21:21 YaHuWSHuWaH answered them, “Most certainly I tell you, if you have belief, and don’t doubt, you shall not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it would be done. 21:22 All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.” 

21:23 When He had come into the Miqdash, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority do You do these things? Who gave You this authority?”

21:24 YaHuWSHuWaH answered them, “I also shall ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise shall tell you by what authority I do these things.  21:25 The immersion of Yahuwchanan, where was it from? From shamayim or from men?” 

They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From shamayim,’ He shall ask us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 21:26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all hold Yahuwchanan as a nabi.” 21:27 They answered YaHuWSHuWaH, and said, “We don’t know.”

He also said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things. 21:28 But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, ‘Ben, go work today in my vineyard.’ 21:29 He answered, ‘I shall not,’ but afterward he changed his mind, and went.  21:30 He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but he didn’t go.  21:31 Which of the two did the shall of his father?” 

They said to Him, “The first.”

YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the whores are entering into the Reign of YaHuWaH before you. 21:32 For Yahuwchanan came to you in the Way of righteousness, and you didn’t believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. When you saw it, you didn’t even repent afterward, that you might believe him.

21:33 “Hear another parable. There was a certain man, a Householder, Who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country. 21:34 When the season for the fruit drew near, He sent His servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit.  21:35 The farmers took His servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 21:36 Again, He sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way. 21:37 But afterward He sent to them His Ben, saying, ‘They shall respect My Ben.’ 21:38 But the farmers, when they saw the Ben, said among themselves, ‘This is the Heir. Come, let’s kill Him, and seize His inheritance.’ 21:39 So they took Him, and threw Him out of the vineyard, and killed Him. 21:40 When therefore the Master of the vineyard comes, what shall He do to those farmers?” (cf. 1 Kings 21:1-17)

21:41 They told Him, “Evil ones! He shall bring to them evil destruction, and shall lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who shall give him the fruit in its season.”

21:42 YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, 

‘The Stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the Chief Cornerstone.

This Stone has been from YaHuWaH. It is a marvelous One in our eyes?’ 

21:43 “Therefore I tell you, the Reign of YaHuWaH shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a people bringing forth its fruit. 21:44 Yet he who falls on this Stone shall be shattered; but on whoever it shall fall,  he shall be pulverized.” [doubtful text]

21:45 When the chief priests and the P'rushim heard His parables, they perceived that He spoke about them. 21:46 When they sought to seize Him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered Him to be a nabi.

22:1 YaHuWSHuWaH answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying, 22:2 “The Reign of YaHuWaH is like a certain King, who made a marriage feast for his Ben,  22:3 and sent out His servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come. 22:4 Again He sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Behold, I have made ready My dinner. My oxen and My geese are cooked, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!”’ 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise, 22:6 and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. 22:7 When the King heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.

22:8 “Then He said to His servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren’t worthy.  22:9 Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.’ 22:10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.  Rev. 7: 9  22:11 But when the King came in to see the guests, He saw there a man who didn’t have on wedding clothing,  22:12 and He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?’ He was speechless. 22:13 Then the King said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth shall be.’ 22:14 For many are called, but few chosen.” 

22:15 Then the P'rushim went and took counsel how they might entrap Him in His talk. 22:16 They sent their talmidim to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are honest, and teach the way of Aluah in truth, no matter Who you teach, for You aren’t partial to anyone. 22:17 Tell us therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

22:18 But YaHuWSHuWaH perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you role-fakers? 22:19 Show Me the tax money.” They brought to him a denarius.

22:20 He asked them, “Whose is this image and inscription?” 

22:21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to YaHuWaH the things that are YaHuWaH’s.” 

22:22 When they heard it, they marveled, and left Him, and went away.

22:23 On that day Tz'dukim (those who say that there is no resurrection) came to Him. They asked Him,  22:24 saying, “Teacher, Moshah said, ‘If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed for his brother.’ 22:25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no seed left his wife to his brother. 22:26 In like manner the second also, and the third, to the seventh. 22:27 After them all, the woman died.  22:28 In the resurrection therefore, whose wife shall she be of the seven? For they all had her.”

22:29 But YaHuWSHuWaH answered them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the Power of YaHuWaH. 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like YaHuWaH’s messengers in shamayim. 22:31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read that which was spoken to you by YaHuWaH, saying, 22:32 ‘I Am the Aluah of Abraham, and the Aluah of Yitshaq, and the Aluah of Ya'aqob?’ YaHuWaH is not the Mighty Ones of the dead, but of the living, for all to Him do live! [Luke 20: 38] Therefore you do greatly err.” [Mark 12: 27]

22:33 When the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at His teaching. 22:34 But the P'rushim, when they heard that He had silenced the Tz'dukim, they took counsel together.  22:35 One of them, a Torah scholar, asked Him a question, testing Him. 22:36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”

22:37 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “‘ The foremost of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, Ysra'al,  YaHuWaH is your Mighty Ones,  YaHuWaH is One; [Mark 12: 29]  and You shall love Master YaHuWaH your Aluah with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 A second likewise is this, ‘‘You should love your neighbor as yourself" 

[Do not seek revenge and do not bear a grudge against one of the sons of your people, and you shall love your fellow as yourself – I am  YaHuWaH!’  [Leviticus 19: 18] There is not another commandment greater than these.] [Mark 12: 31]  

22:40 The whole Torah and the neb'im hang on these two commandments.” And the scribe said to Him: “Virtuously, Instructor, You have truthfully said that  YaHuWaH is One, and there is not another besides Him; and to affectionately love Him with all the heart and with all the conscience, and with all the self, and with all the strength; and to affectionately love your fellow as oneself is more than all the burnt-offerings and the slaughter-offerings!”And YaHuWSHuWaHh, seeing him, that he responded intelligently, said to him: “You are not far from the Kingdom of YaHuWaH

22:41 Now while the P'rushim were assembled, YaHuWSHuWaH asked them a question, 22:42 saying, “What do you think of haMashiyach? Whose son is He?” 

They said to Him, “Of Dawiyd.”

22:43 He said to them, “How then does Dawiyd in the Ruwach haQadosh call Him Master YaHuWaH [’Adníy (my Foundation)], saying, 

22:44 ‘ The Master YaHuWaH said to my master [’Adníy (my Foundation)],  sit on My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet?’ [Psalms 110: 1]

22:45 “If then Dawiyd calls Him Master YaHuWaH [’Adníy (my Foundation)], how is He his Ben?” 

22:46 No one was able to answer Him a word, neither did any man dare ask Him any more questions from that day forth.   (They had "inspected the Lamb and found Him faultless)

23:1 Then YaHuWSHuWaH spoke to the multitudes and to His talmidim, 23:2 saying, “Upon the seat of Moshah the P'rushim and Sages sit, 23:3  Therefore everything he (Moshah) says to you, that you should keep and do; but according to their reforms (takanot) and their precedents (ma'asim) do not do, because they talk and do not.

 [Upon the seat of Moshah the P'rushim and Sages sit, do and keep what Moshah says, but according to their reforms (takanot) and their precedents (ma'asim) do not do, because they talk and do not.] alternate reading. [Takanot are "reforms that change biblical law" and Ma'asim are "acts or deeds that serve as precedent."]

23:4 For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves shall not lift a finger to help them. 23:5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their tefillin broad, enlarge the fringe of their garments, 23:6 and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 23:7 the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’ by men. 23:8 But don’t you be called ‘Rabbi,’ for One is your Rabbi, haMashiyach, and all of you are brothers. [YashaYahuw 55: 4]  23:9 Call no man on the earth your Father, for One is your Father, He Who is in the shamayim.  23:10 Neither be called leaders, for One is your Leader: haMashiyach. 23:11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 23:12 Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

23:13 “Woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! For you devour widows’ houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you shall receive greater condemnation.

23:14 “But woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! Because you shut up the Reign of YaHuWaH in the faces of men, because you took away the Key of knowledge [Luke 11: 52]; for you don’t enter in yourselves, and those who would enter you do not allow to enter.

 23:15 Woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much of a son of Gehenna as yourselves.

23:16 “Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the Miqdash, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the Miqdash, he is obligated.’ 23:17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the Miqdash that Sets-apart the gold? 23:18 ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?’ 23:19 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that Sets-apart the gift? 23:20 He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it. 23:21 He who swears by the Miqdash, swears by it, and by Him Who dwelling in it. 23:22 He who swears by shamayim, swears by the throne of YaHuWaH, and by Him Who sits on it.

23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the Torah: Justice, Mercy, and Belief. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. 23:24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!

23:25 “Woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness. 23:26 You blind P'rushim, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.

23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

23:29 “Woe to you, scribes and P'rushim, role-fakers! For you build the tombs of the neb'im, and decorate the tombs of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn’t have been partakers with them in the blood of the neb'im.’ 23:31 Therefore you testify to yourselves that you are children of those who killed the neb'im. 23:32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 23:33 You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how shall you escape the judgment of Gehenna?  23:34 Therefore, behold, I send to you neb'im, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them you shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city; 23:35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Habel (Bereshith) to the blood of ZecharYahuw son of BerekYahuw (last author in the cannon), whom you murdered between the Mishkan and the altar [2 Chronicles 24: 20-21]. 23:36 Most certainly I tell you, all these things shall come upon this stock.

23:37 “Yahrushalom, Yahrushalom, murderess of the neb'im, and stoner of those who are sent to her! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you did not wish it! 23:38 Look! Your divorced house is left to you desolate. 23:39 * For I tell you, you shall not see Me from now on, until you say, ‘Baruk is He Who is coming in the Name of Master YaHuWaH!’” [We from the House of YaHuWaH bless You] [Tehillum 118:26]

* ZecharYahuw 12:10 I will pour on the House of Dawiyd, and on the inhabitants of Yahrushalom, the ruwach of acceptance/favour and of supplication [begging for favor]; and they will look on Me, Aleph wTaw, Whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for His only Ben, and will grieve bitterly for Him, as one grieves over His Firstborn. This is a picture of the mass acceptance of YaHuWSHuWaH by Yahuwdah by Yahuwah's Ruwach.  (Me is YaHuWaH .... Him is YaHuWSHuWaH) 

24:1 YaHuWSHuWaH went out from the Miqdash, and was going on His way. His talmidim came to Him to show Him the buildings of the Miqdash. 24:2 But He answered them, “You see all of these things, don’t you? Nothing will be spared! Most certainly I tell you, there shall not be left here one stone on another, that shall not be thrown down.”

(70 CE on the 9th of Abib/10th of Aug. the city was taken and the next day the Miqdash destroyed. It was on this same date in 586 BCE that the city was breached and taken and a month later the Miqdash was burned by the Babylonians)

24:3 As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the talmidim came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be? What is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?

[YashaYahuw  11: 10-12, "66: 19] [Mark 13: 4,   Daniy'el 12: 6-7]

YashaYahuw 11:10 It shall happen in That Day  [The Day of YaHuWaH] that the nations shall seek the Root of Yishay, Who stands as a Banner [Anointed] of the peoples; to Him shall the heathen masses rally [Rev. 7:9-10], and His rest-haven shall be Splendid. 11:11 It shall happen in That Day that the Sovereign shall set His Hand again the second time [Yom Kippur] to recover the remnant that is left of His people from Ashshuwr (Successful One), from Mitsrayim, from Pathrows, from Kuwsh, from Eylam, from Shin'ar, from Chamath, and from the islands of the sea (Kittim). 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Anointed] for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth. .... 66:19 “I shall set a sign among them, and I shall send such as escape of them [144,000?] to the nations, to Tarshiysh, Puwl, and Luwd, who draw the bow, to Tuwbal and Yawan, to the islands afar off, who have not heard My fame, neither have seen My splendor; and they shall declare My Splendor among the nations.

24:4 YaHuWSHuWaH answered them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray/deceives you. 24:5 For many shall come in [in [Greek "epi" = in place of/against]] My Name, saying, ‘I am anointed, and " The season is drawn near!' Yet they shall cause many to wander astray.  Do not consequently follow after them.[Luke 21: 8]  (1st Seal?)

[Multitudes shall come in My Name claiming that I am anointed and shall deceive the masses. (from the Greek)] 

24:6 You shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren’t troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet. 24:7 For ethnic group shall rise against ethnic group, and reign against reign; and there shall be famines, deadly diseases, and earthquakes in various places, and there shall be fears and terrors  and signs from the shamayim [Luke 21: 11], and there shall much foul weather.  (2nd & 3rd & 4th Seals?)

 [Deuteronomy 32: 25 Outside the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers, terror; on both young man and virgin, The suckling with the gray-haired man.] 

24:8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains. 24:9 Then they shall deliver you up to oppression, and shall kill you. You shall be hated by all of the nations for My Name’s sake, so look you out for yourselves; for then they will give you over to joint sessions and unto assemblies; you will be beaten up, and on My account you will be stood against governors and kings, for a witness against them [Mark13: 9], on account of My Name [Luke 21: 12]; But the glad tidings must first be proclaimed unto all the heathen masses!  [Mark 13: 10]  yet whenever they may lead you away, giving you over, do not anxiously prepare what you shall say, nor meditate it; instead whatever may be given to you in that hour, speak that, for you are not the ones who speak, rather the Ruwach of the Pure One.  [Mark 13: 11]  For I shall give you a mouth and wisdom which all those opposing you shall not be able to contradict, nor even to stand against.  [Luke 21: 15]  

24:10 Then the many shall stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another. (Dan. 11:35) 24:11 Many preachers of the Lie shall arise, and shall lead the many astray. 24:12 Because iniquity shall be multiplied [2 Thess. 2: 3], the love of the many shall grow cold; And you will be detested by all due to My Name; [Mark 13: 13]  24:13 But he who endures in My Name  unto the final event this one shall be rescued/delivered.  (5th Seal ?)

 Yahuw'al 2:32 It will happen that whosoever shall call on the Name of YaHuWaH shall be delivered/rescued/saved;  for in Mount Tsiyown and in  Yahrushalom there shall be those who escape [are delivered], as YaHuWaH  has said *, and in the remnant, those whom YaHuWaH shall call. [1 Kepha 1:5 .... who are protected by the Power of YaHuWaH through belief for a rescue ready to be revealed in the final decisive epoch.] "...... for a rescue ready to be disclosed during a latter feast season!  [Yom Kippur,  Deuteronomy 32: 42] ]

YashaYahuw 27: 12-13  *It shall happen in That Day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Parath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in That Day that a great shofar shall be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Kodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom.

24:14 This Besorah of the Reign shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come. (1st Messenger of Rev. 14:6) 

"And when ye see Yahrushalom being encircled by armies, then recognize that her despoilment has drawn near. Then those within Yahuwdah, let them flee unto the mountains, and those within her midst, let them depart out, and those in the countries, let them not enter into her, Because these are the Days of Retribution, that all things that have been written may be fulfilled.  [YirmeYahuw 13:19-26, 50:41-45,  Daniy'el 11:30, Psalms 69: 22]  But woe for those pregnant and for those that breastfeed in those days, for there shall be great distress upon the earth and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into every place, and Yahrushalom shall be trampled by heathen masses until the seasons of the heathen masses be accomplished."  Luke 21:20-24 [42 months Rev. 11:2] 

[YirmeYahuw 1:14-16 Then YaHuWaH said to me, “Out of the north evil shall break out on all the inhabitants of the land. 1:15 For, behold, I shall call all the families of the kingdoms of the north,” says YaHuWaH; “and they shall come, and they shall each set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Yahrushalom, and against all its walls all around, and against all the cities of Yahuwdah. I shall utter My judgments against them touching all their wickedness, in that they have forsaken Me, and have burned incense to other mighty ones, and bowed down [been enslaved] to the works of their own hands. (things that they have made.)]

24:15 When, therefore, you see (perceive) the abomination that lays waste (the true Belief), which was spoken of through Dani'el the nabi, standing in the Set-apart Place (let the reader understand), [Daniy'el 9:27,  11:31]  24:16 then let those who are in Yahuwdah flee to the mountains. 24:17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house. 

(During Sukkot Yahrushalom is so crowded that many home owners built their Sukkot "booths" on their housetops - seen also in NechemYahuw 8:16 " So the people went out, and brought them, and made themselves booths, everyone on the roof of his house …" 

24:18 Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes.(temporary booths were also built in the fields in and around Yahrushalom during Sukkot) 24:19 But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days! 24:20 Pray that your flight shall not be in the winter, nor on a Shabbath, 24:21 for then (vs. 15) there shall be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. (Dan. 12:1) 24:22 Unless those days had been shortened by YaHuWaH, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days shall be shortened. (Rev. 3:10-11) 24:23 “Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is haMashiyach,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it.  24:24 For false anointed ones and the false neb'im shall arise and do great signs and omens, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.

 Note * 24:24: Revelations 11:2-7;  (The Beast, who is the false Mashiyach, is the only  one who is able to kill YaHuWaH's two witnesses). Revelation 13:3,4 (no one is able to  make war against this false Mashiyach). And Revelation 13:11-14 (the false nabi performs supernatural and miraculous signs, causing the whole world to worship the beast, who is the false Mashiyach.) 


24:25 “See, I have told you beforehand. 24:26 If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the desert,’ don’t go out; ‘Behold, he is in the inner chamber/rooms [of the Miqdash?],’ don’t believe it.

24:27 For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so shall be the coming of the Ben of Adam. 24:28 For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together.

  [Yezek. 39:17-18; Yash.. 34:3, 15; Hab. 1:8; Yirm. 12:9; Lk. 17:37; Rev. 19:17, 21]

[All of YashaYahuw 34 - 6th seal events - especially 34:15] 34:1 Come near, you gentiles, to hear! Listen, you peoples. Let the earth and all it contains hear; the world, and everything that comes from it.  34:2 For YaHuWaH is enraged against all the gentiles, and angry with all their army. [Army (singular): All the nations have become one army by this time, united against YaHuWaH's last vestige of rule on earth.]  He has utterly destroyed them. He has given them over for slaughter. 34:3 Their slain shall also be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall melt in their blood.  34:15 The arrow snake shall make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the vultures shall be gathered there, every one with her mate.  Birds of prey…assembled: Compare Mat. 24:28; Luk. 17:37, especially in the context of v. 3 above. 34:16 Search in the Book of YaHuWaH, and read: not one of these shall be missing. None shall lack her mate. For My mouth has commanded, and His Ruwach has gathered them.

 24:29 But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun shall be darkened, the moon shall not give its light, the stars shall fall from the sky, and the powers of the shamayim shall be shaken (6th seal events); 24:30 and then the sign of the Ben of Adam shall appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the Land (Ysra'al) shall mourn, 

[Zech. 12:9 It shall happen in that day, that I shall seek to destroy all the nations that come against Yahrushalom. 12:10 I shall pour on the house of Dawiyd, and on the inhabitants of Yahrushalom, the Ruwach of favour and of supplication; and they shall look to Me, Aleph wTaw, Whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for His only Ben, and shall grieve bitterly for Him, as one grieves for His Firstborn.]

 and they shall see the Ben of Adam coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great radiance. 24:31 He shall send out His Messengers with the sound of the Great Shofar [Day of Atonement], and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.  

[YashaYahuw 11:12 He shall set up a Banner [Mashiyach] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Ysra'al, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth]    YashaYahuw 27: 12-13 It shall happen in that day, that YaHuWaH shall thresh from the flowing stream of the Parath to the brook of Mitsrayim; and you shall be gathered one by one , O children of Ysra'al. 27:13 It shall happen in that day that a great shofar shall be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Ashshuwr, and those who were outcasts in the land of Mitsrayim, shall come; and they shall worship YaHuWaH in the Qodesh Mountain at Yahrushalom. [cf. YirmeYahuw 23:7-8 & Matt. 24:31]  Nehemyah 1:8 “Remember, I beg You, the Word that You commanded Your servant Moshah, saying, ‘If you trespass, I will scatter you abroad among the peoples; 1:9 but if you return to Me, and keep My Commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the uttermost part of the shamayim, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen, to cause My Name to dwell there.’ [this is the gathering of His living ones - the dead were raised 10 days earlier at Yom Teruach] (Note * 24:31: The Great Shofar is blown on Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), and is representative of, and blown in introduction of, the Jubilee Year. - the dead are raised 10 days earlier at the" " last shofar" - Day of Trumpets (Torah and witness clarified translation) 1 Kepha: ... those of us being protected by the Force of Yahuwah, and through persuasion for a rescue ready to be disclosed during a latter feast season!  [Yowm Kippuríym,  Deuteronomy 32: 42]  

24:32 “Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch has become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near. 24:33 Even so you also, when you see all these things happening, recognize that the reign of YaHuWaH Luke 21: 31]  is near, even at the doors. 24:34 Most certainly I tell you, this age shall not pass away, until all these things are accomplished. 24:35 shamayim and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away. 24:36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the Messengers of shamayim, but My Father only. 

["day and hour" is a Hebrew idiom for Yom Teruach - Feast of Shouting or Trumpets/Shofar, the resurrection of the dead - the day and hour mentioned here is regarding the "New Moon" sighting for the Feast of Trumpets to begin. Followed consecutively with the Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles (one week long), and then The Last Great Day.  Even still to this day, observers do not know that time, and can not begin the feasts until the "Day and Hour" of the New Moon is seen.  1 Cor. 15:51-53 and 1 Thess. 4:15-18 .

24:37 “As the days of Noah were, so shall be the coming of the Ben of Adam. 24:38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 24:39 and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so shall be the coming of the Ben of Adam. 24:40 Then two men shall be in the field: one shall be received and one shall be left;  24:41 two women grinding at the mill, one shall be received and one shall be left. 24:42 Watch therefore, for you don’t know in what hour your My Master comes:  after the close of day, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or dusk, lest coming unexpectedly, He should find you sleeping!  And what I say to you, I say to all: Keep watch!  [Mark 13: 34-37]  Stay aware, therefore, in every feast season, praying in order that ye may be accounted worthy to escape from all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand in the sight of the Ben of Adam.  [Luke 21: 36 also Rev. 3:3]  24:43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 24:44 Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don’t expect, the Ben of Adam shall come.

24:45Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his Master has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? 24:46 Baruk is that servant whom his Master finds doing so when he comes. 24:47 Most certainly I tell you that he shall set him over all that he has. 24:48 But if that evil servant should say in his heart, ‘My Master is delaying his coming,’ 24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, 24:50 the Master of that servant shall come in a day when he doesn’t expect it, and in an hour when he doesn’t know it, 24:51 and shall cut him in pieces, and appoint his portion with the role-fakers. There is where the weeping and grinding of teeth shall be. 

25:1 “Then the Reign of YaHuWaH shall be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bride and the bridegroom. 25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 25:3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil (Ruwach/YaHuWaH - Ben of Solomon 1:3) with them, 25:4 but the wise took oil (YaHuWaH's Name and Ruwach) in their vessels with their lamps. 25:5 Now while the bridegroom took his time, they all slumbered and slept. 25:6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The Bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet Him!’ 25:7 Then all those maidens arose, and trimmed their lamps. 25:8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 25:10 While they went away to buy, the Bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with Him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 25:11 Afterward the other maidens also came, saying, ‘My Master, My Master, open to us.’ 25:12 But He answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t recognize you.’ 25:13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Ben of Adam is coming.

Mishle 6:23 For the Commandment is a lamp, and the Torah is light.(aur) …13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Tehillim 119:105 Your Debar is a Lamp to my feet, and a Light (aur) for my path. … 119:130 The entrance of Your Debarim gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.

Beng of Shlomo 1:3 Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your Name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.     (Oil is symbolic of the Ruwach ha Qadosh who IS YaHuWaH)

25:14 “For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them. 25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey. 25:16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.  25:17 In like manner he also who got the two gained another two. 25:18 But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his Master’s money.

25:19 “Now after a long time the Master of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them. 25:20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, ‘My Master, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.’

25:21 “His Master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I shall set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your Master.’

25:22 “He also who got the two talents came and said, ‘My Master, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.’

25:23 “His Master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I shall set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your Master.’

25:24 “He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘My Master, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter.  25:25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.’

25:26 “But his Master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter.  25:27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.  25:28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. 25:29 For to everyone who has [My witness – the deposit]  shall more be given, and he shall have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have [My witness – the deposit] , even that which he has shall be taken away. 25:30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

25:31 “But when the Ben of Adam comes in His splendor, and all the Set-apart Messengers with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His esteem. 25:32  All the heathen masses shall be gathered before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 25:33 He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 25:34 Then the Master shall tell those on His right hand, ‘Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the Reign prepared for you from the disruption of the world; 25:35 for I was hungry, and you gave Me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink. I was a stranger, and you took Me in. 25:36 I was naked, and you clothed Me. I was sick, and you visited Me. I was in prison, and you came to Me.’

25:37 “Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, ‘My Master, when did we see You hungry, and feed You; or thirsty, and give You a drink? 25:38 When did we see You as a stranger, and take You in; or naked, and clothe You? 25:39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’

25:40 “The Master shall answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’ 25:41 Then He shall say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the age-abiding fire which is prepared for the devil and his messengers;  25:42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give Me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink;  25:43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take Me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit Me.’

25:44 “Then they shall also answer, saying, ‘My Master, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help You?’

25:45 “Then He shall answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn’t do it to one of the least of these My brothers, you didn’t do it to Me.’  25:46 These shall go away into age-abiding punishment, but the righteous into age-abiding life.” 

26:1 It happened, when YaHuWSHuWaH had finished all these words, that He said to His talmidim,  26:2 “You know that after two days the Pesach is coming, and the Ben of Adam shall be given over and bound, and be put on the execution stake.” 

26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Kaiaphas.  26:4 They took counsel together that they might take YaHuWSHuWaH by trickery, and kill Him. 26:5 But they said, “Not on the feast day (the day of ULB), lest a riot occur among the people.

26:6 Now when YaHuWSHuWaH was in Bayith Any, in the house of Shim'own the jar maker, 26:7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster jar of very expensive pistachio [Mark 14: 3] ointment, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. 26:8 But when His talmidim saw this, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?  26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.”

26:10 However, knowing this, YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? Because she has done a good work for Me. 26:11 For you always have the poor with you; but you don’t always have Me. 26:12 For in pouring this ointment on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.  26:13 Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Besorah is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done shall also be spoken of as a memorial of her.” 

26:14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Yahuwdah, man of the city, went to the chief priests, and said, “What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver Him to you?” They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver. 26:16 From that time he sought opportunity to deliver Him. 

 Bereshith 37:25 They sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Yishma'e'liy was coming from Gil'ad, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Mitsrayim. 37:26 Yahuwdah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? (first recorded words from the mouth of Yahuwdah and the first time "profit" is used in the Scriptures!)37:27 Come, and let’s sell him to the Yishma'e'liy, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh.” His brothers listened to him. ... they sold him for 20 pieces of silver.

 [“And He [YaHuWaH] said to them: “Give My price, what seems good in your sight; but if not, keep it!  So they gave My price: thirty silver pieces.  And YaHuWaH said to me: “Throw it to the potter, the amount of the price which I was valued at from them.”]  So I took the thirty silver pieces (the bounty-price of Him Who was revered, Whom they assessed of the sons of Ysra'al), And I threw it in the House of YaHuWaH for the lot of the potter, according as YaHuWaH directed me.”  [ZekharYahuw 11: 12-13 Pure S.]

26:17 Now on the day before unleavened bread (UlB begins on the evening of the 14th - so this would have been on the 13th as per Yahuwchanan 13:1), the talmidim came to YaHuWSHuWaH, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Pesach?”

(There was only ONE supper that was attended by YaHuWSHuWaH and that was on the evening of the 13th where "artos" leavened bread was eaten - at the time of the "traditional" supper - the evening of the 14th Yahuwshuwah was dead…. and it highly unlikely that his Talmidim would be eating the "traditional" supper.)

26:18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain person, and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. My talmidim shall eat the Pesach at your house.”’” 

26:19 The talmidim did as YaHuWSHuWaH commanded them, and they prepared the Pesach. 26:20 Now when evening had come, He was reclining at the table with the twelve talmidim. 26:21 As they were eating, He said, “Most certainly I tell you that one of you shall give Me over. ” 

26:22 They were exceedingly sorrowful, and each began to ask Him, “It isn’t me, is it, My Master?”

26:23 He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish, the same shall give Me over. 26:24 The Ben of Adam goes, even as it is written of Him, but woe to that man through whom the Ben of Adam is handed over! It would be better for that man if he had not been born.” [Hoshua 5:15]

26:25 Yahuwdah, who gave Him over, answered, “It isn’t me, is it, Rabbi? He said to him, “You said it.” 

26:26 As they were eating, YaHuWSHuWaH took bread (artos), gave thanks for it, and broke it. He gave to the talmidim, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for your sake. Perform this for the remembrance of Me”[Luke 22: 17]

 26:27 He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, “ Take this and distribute among yourselves, all of you drink it, 26:28 for this is My blood of the Renewed Covenant, which is poured out for many for the liberation from sins. 26:29 But I tell you that I shall not drink of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you in My Father’s Reign.”

 [Millennial Reign] YashaYahuw 25:6 In this mountain, YaHuWaH of hosts shall make all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of choice wines, of fat things full of marrow, of well refined choice wines. 25:7 He shall banish the pall of doom hanging over all peoples [fear of death], the shadow of doom darkening all nations [death]

26:30 When they had sung the Hallel [Ps 118] , they went out to the Mount of Olives.

26:31 Then YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “All of you shall be made to stumble because of Me tonight, for it is written, ‘I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered [ZekharYahu 13: 8].’ 26:32 But after I am raised up, I shall go before you into Galiyl .” 

26:33 But Kepha answered him, “Even if all shall be made to stumble because of You, I shall never be made to stumble.”

26:34 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Most certainly I tell you that tonight, before the *rooster crows twice [Mark 14: 30], you shall deny me three times.” (*the "Miqdash crier" was a man - a Gaver - Hebrew for rooster or cock .... not a real "rooster".)

26:35 Kepha said to Him, “Even if I must die with You, I shall not deny You.” All of the talmidim also said likewise.

26:36 Then YaHuWSHuWaH came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His talmidim, “Sit here, while I go there and pray.” 26:37 He took with Him Kepha and the two sons of Zabdiy, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled.  26:38 Then He said to them, “My self is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with Me.” 

26:39 He went forward a little, fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me; nevertheless, not what I desire, but what You desire.” 

26:40 He came to the talmidim, and found them sleeping, and said to Kepha, “What, couldn’t you watch with Me for one hour? 26:41 Watch and pray, that you don’t enter into temptation. The ruwach indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 

26:42 Again, a second time He went away, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cup can’t pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your desire be done.” 26:43 He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 26:44 He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words. 26:45 Then He came to His talmidim, and said to them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Ben of Adam is handed over into the hands of sinners. 26:46 Arise, let’s be going. Behold, he who is giving Me over is at hand.” 

26:47 While He was still speaking, behold, Yahuwdah, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priest and elders of the people. 26:48 Now he who handed Him over gave them a sign, saying, “Whoever I kiss, He is the one. Seize Him.” 26:49 Immediately he came to YaHuWSHuWaH, and said, “Hail, Teacher!” and kissed Him.

26:50 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Ahab (beloved friend), why are you here?” Then they came and laid hands on YaHuWSHuWaH, and took Him. 26:51 Behold, one of those who were with YaHuWSHuWaH stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. 26:52 Then YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword shall die by the sword. 26:53 Or do you think that I couldn’t ask My Father, and He would even now send Me more than twelve legions of Messengers?  The draught that the Father has given Me, shouldn't I drink it? [Yahuwchanan’s Glad Tidings 18: 11]

26:54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?” 

26:55 In that hour YaHuWSHuWaH said to the multitudes, “Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize Me? I sat daily in the Miqdash teaching, and you didn’t arrest Me. Nevertheless this is your hour, with the authority of the darkness, [Luke 22: 53]  26:56 but all this has happened, that the Scriptures of the neb'im might be fulfilled.” 

Then all the talmidim left Him, and fled. 26:57 Those who had taken YaHuWSHuWaH led Him away to Kaiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 26:58 But Kepha followed Him from a distance, to the court of the high priest, and entered in and sat with the officers, to see the end. 26:59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false witness against YaHuWSHuWaH, that they might put Him to death; 26:60 and they found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward, and said, “This Adam said, ‘I am able to destroy the Miqdash of Aluah, and to build it in three days.’”[Misquote of Yahuwchanan’s Glad Tidings 2: 19]

26:62 The high priest stood up, and said to Him, “Have you no answer? What is this that these testify against you?” 26:63 But YaHuWSHuWaH held His peace. The high priest answered Him, “I adjure You by the living Mighty One, that you tell us whether you are haMashiyach, the Ben of the Baruk Mighty One!” (they would not speak the Name of Yahuwah)

26:64 YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “You have said it. Nevertheless, I tell you, after this you shall see the Ben of Adam sitting at the right hand of the Power of YaHuWaH, and coming upon the clouds of the sky.”  [Tehillim 110:5 - YaHuWaH at your right hand. Daniel 7:13 - He combined two texts to make sure that they would put Him on the stake.]

26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothing, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Behold, now you have heard His blasphemy. 26:66 What do you think?” 

  [blasphemy for saying aloud the Great Name - worthy of death according to them. In tearing his clothing, the high priest broke a Torah Commandment and thus divested himself of his priestly standing. - making way for the new priesthood of YaHuWSHuWaH.]

They answered, “He is worthy of death!” 26:67 Then they spit in His face and blindfolded Him [Mark 14: 65], and beat Him with their fists, and some slapped Him, 26:68 saying, “Prophesy to us, You Anointed One! Who is he that hit You?”

26:69 Now Kepha was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying, “You were also with YaHuWSHuWaH of Galiyl!”

26:70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”

26:71 But again the servant-girl saw him when he had gone out to the gate and a cock crowed [Mark 14: 68]  And says to those there: This man also was with YaHuWSHuWaH of Nazareth.”

26:72 Again he denied it with an oath, “I don’t know the Adam.”

26:73 After a little while those who stood by came and said to Kepha, “Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you stick out.”

26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear, “I don’t know the Adam!”

Immediately the cock crowed the second time.

26:75 Kepha remembered the word which YaHuWSHuWaH had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny Me three times.” He went out and wept bitterly.

27:1 Now when morning [day 4 - Abiyb 14/Pesach] had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against YaHuWSHuWaH to put Him to death: 27:2 and they bound Him, and led Him away, and delivered Him up to Pontios Pilatos, the governor. 27:3 Then Yahuwdah, who betrayed Him, when he saw that YaHuWSHuWaH was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 27:4 saying, “I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood.”

But they said, “What is that to us? You see to it.”

27:5 He threw down the pieces of silver in the Dwelling Place, and departed. He went away and hanged himself. 27:6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, “It’s not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.” 27:7 They took counsel, and bought the potter’s field with them, to bury strangers in. 27:8 Therefore that field was called “The Field of Blood” to this day. 27:9-10 Then that which was spoken through ZekarYahuw  the nabi was fulfilled, saying,

[“And He [YaHuWaH] said to them: “Give My price, what seems good in your sight; but if not, keep it!  So they gave My price: thirty silver pieces.  And YaHuWaH said to me: “Throw it to the potter, the amount of the price which I was valued at from them. So I took the thirty silver pieces (the bounty-price of Him Who was revered, Whom they assessed of the sons of Ysra'al), And I threw it in the House of YaHuWaH for the lot of the potter, according as YaHuWaH directed me.”  [ZekharYâhuw 11: 12-13]

 27:11 Now YaHuWSHuWaH stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, “ You, are the King of the Yahuwdim?” YaHuWSHuWaH said to him, “As you say.” 

27:12 When He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 27:13 Then Pilatos said to Him, “Don’t you hear how many things they testify against You?”

27:14 He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly. 27:15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired. 27:16 They had then a notable prisoner, called Bar-Abba. 27:17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilatos said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Bar-Abba (son of the father), or YaHuWSHuWaH, Who is called haMashiyach?” 27:18 For he knew that because of hatred they had delivered Him up.

27:19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that righteous Adam, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of Him.” 27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Bar-Abba, and destroy YaHuWSHuWaH.  27:21 But the governor answered them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?   They said, “Bar-Abba!”

27:22 Pilatos said to them, “What then shall I do to YaHuWSHuWaH, Who is called haMashiyach?    They all said to him, “Let Him be put to death on the stake!”

27:23 But the governor said, “Why? What evil has He done?”

But they cried out exceedingly, saying, “Let Him be put on the stake!”

27:24 So when Pilatos saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous Person. You see to it.” (The Lamb was declared to be without fault - thus could be offered.)

27:25 All the people answered, “May His blood be on us, and on our children!” (Exodus 20:4 - a limited 4 generation curse)

27:26 Then he released to them Bar-Abba, but YaHuWSHuWaH he flogged and delivered to be hung on a stake.  27:27 Then the governor’s soldiers took YaHuWSHuWaH into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole garrison together against him. 27:28 They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on Him. 27:29 They braided a crown of thorns (the ram caught in the thorns and offered by Abraham in place of Yitschaq) and put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they kneeled down before Him, and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Yahuwdim!”  27:30 They spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. 27:31 When they had mocked Him, they took the robe off of Him, and put His clothes on Him, and led Him away to impale Him.

27:32 As they came out, they found a man of Kurene, Shim'own by name, and they compelled him to go with them, that he might carry His stake. (As He went to His stake, The people were probably stoning Him  for blaspheme which was usually done. .... thus He was weak and injured.)

 27:33 They came to a place called “Gulgoleth,” that is to say, “The place of a skull.” 27:34 They gave Him sour wine to drink mixed with gall [Psalms 69: 21]. When He had tasted it, He would not drink.  {These were Pesach elements, which He said He would not take until the Kingdom comes.} 27:35 When they had hung Him on the execution stake, they divided His clothing among them, casting lots: that is might be fulfilled which was spoken by the nabi,"They parted My garment among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. [Psalms 22: 18]" 27:36 and they sat and watched Him there. 27:37 They set up over His head the accusation against Him written, “THIS IS YaHuWSHuWaH, THE KING OF THE YAHUWDIM.”

27:38 Then there were two robbers impaled with Him, one on His right hand and one on the left.  27:39 Those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads, 27:40 and saying, “You Who destroy the Miqdash, and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Ben of Aluah, come down from the stake!”

27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the P'rushim, and the elders, said, 27:42 “He saved others, but He can’t save Himself. If He is the King of Ysra'al, let Him come down from the stake now, and we will believe in Him. 27:43 He trusts in Aluah. Let Him deliver Him now [Psalms 22: 8], if He wants Him; for He said, ‘I AM the Ben of Aluah.’” 27:44 The robbers also who were crucified with Him cast on Him the same reproach.

27:45 Now from the sixth hour [noon] there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. [3PM]  (Amos 8:9-10) 27:46 About the ninth hour YaHuWSHuWaH cried with a loud voice, saying, “ ’Alíy, ’Alíy, lemana shabakthani - My Al, My Al, why have You forsaken Me? (first line of Tehillim 22 - spoken so all would know He was fulfilling this Tehillim!)

27:47 Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, “This Adam is calling EliyYahuw.”

27:48 Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. 27:49 The rest said, “Let Him be. Let’s see whether EliyYahuw comes to save Him.”

27:50 YaHuWSHuWaH cried out again with a great voice, and released the Ruwach. 27:51 Behold, the veil of the Miqdash was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. (and some say, His blood dripped onto the Mercy Seat of the Ark that was secreted in a cave below Him - fulfilling the type.) 27:52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the Set-apart ones who had fallen asleep were raised; 27:53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the Set-apart city and appeared to many. 27:54 Now the centurion, and those who were with Him watching YaHuWSHuWaH, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, “Truly this was the Ben of Aluah!”

 Ephesians 4:7 However, He has given each one of us a special gift according to the generosity of Mashiach. 8 That is why the Scriptures say,

      "When He ascended to the heights,

       He led a crowd of captives

       and gave gifts to His people."

27:55 Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed YaHuWSHuWaH from Galiyl , serving Him.  27:56 Among them were Miryam Magdalene, and [His mother], Miryam, also the mother of Ya'aqob and Yahuwseph, and [Shimown and Yahuwdah, and His sisters], and the mother of the sons of Zabdiy.

 27:57 When the even was come, a rich man from Ramah, named Yahuwseph, who himself was also YaHuWSHuWaH’s taught one came. 27:58 This man went to Pilatos, and asked for YaHuWSHuWaH’s body. Then Pilatos commanded the body to be given up.  27:59 Yahuwseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. YashaYahuw 53: 9]   27:61 Miryam of Migdal was there, and the other Miryam [His mother], sitting opposite the tomb. 

27:62 Now on the next day (the15th), which followed the preparation day (the 14th), the chief priests and the P'rushim were gathered together to Pilate, 27:63 saying, “Sir, we remember what that Deceiver said while He was still alive: ‘After three days I shall rise again.’ 27:64 Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps His talmidim come at night and steal Him away, and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead;’ and the last deception shall be worse than the first.”

27:65 Pilate said to them, “Here it is, you have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 27:66 So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone. (tradition says they used 7 seals!)

 28:1 Now after the Shabbaths [Pesach & 7th day Shabbaths], as the next day was dawning (at sunset), Miryam of  Migdal and the other Miryam  [His mother] came to see the tomb. 

28:2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for a Messenger of YaHuWaH descended from shamayim, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it. 28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 28:4 For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.  28:5 The messenger answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek YaHuWSHuWaH, Who was executed on a stake. 28:6 He is not here, for He has risen, just like He said. Come, see the place where YaHuWSHuWaH was lying, where they had laid Him [Mark 16: 6].  28:7 Go quickly and tell His talmidim, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, He goes before you into Galiyl; there you shall see Him.’ Behold, I have told you.”

YaHuWSHuWaH's resurrection:   In the Greek where ever the phrase "first day of the week" occurs it has "Sabbaton" - referring to the beginning of a new week.

Matt. Peshita:  Chp. 28

1. And in the evening of the Shabbath, as it dawned toward the first day of the week, came Miriam from the Magdala and the other Miriam to see the sepulcher.

2 And, behold, there had been a great earthquake, for the messenger of YaHuWaH had descended from shamayim, <and approached> and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it. 

3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his garments like snow, 

4 and for fear of him the guards trembled, and became as dead. 

5 And the messenger answered and said to the woman, "Fear you not, I know that you are seeking YaHuWSHuWaH. 

Matt. AENT: Chp. 28:1-2  Now in the closing (evening) of the Shabbath, as the first of the week was dawning, came Maryam of Magdla and the other Maryam that they might see the grave. And behold a great earthquake occurred for a  Messenger of Master YaHuWaH descended from shamayim came and rolled away the boulder from the entrance, and he was sitting on it. ...

AENT - Aramaic English New Testament

Matt. non-Peshita: Chp. 28

28:1 Now after the Sabbaths [ULB & 7th day Shabbats], as the next day was dawning (at sunset), Miryam Magdalene and the other Miryam [His mother] came to see the tomb. 28:2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for a messenger of YaHuWaH descended from shamayim, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it. 28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 28:4 For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.  28:5 The Messenger answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek YaHuWSHuWaH, Who was hanged on a stake.

Mark 16:

16:1 When the day of repose was past, Miriam Magdalene, and Miriam the mother of Ya'aqob, and Shalom, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. 16:2 Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb just as the sun was setting [after sundown of the weekly Sabbath]. 16:3 They were saying among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 16:4 for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.

16:5 Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed. 16:6 He said to them, “Don’t be amazed. You seek YaHuWSHuWaH, the Nazarene, Who has been impaled. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid Him! (PureS.)

Yahuwchanan  20:

20:1 Now on the first day of the week, Miryâm Magdalene does-come early before darkness yet came, [shortly after Sabbath sunset] unto the sepulcher, and does-see the stone having-been-taken-away from the sepulcher. [actual Greek](He arose just before sunset on that Shabbat - after 3 days and nights in the tomb) 20:2 Therefore she ran and came to Shimown Kepha, and to the other disciple whom YaHuWSHuWaH loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Master out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have laid Him!”


23:55 The women, who had come with Him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how His body was laid. 23:56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. [on the next day - day 6] On the Shabbath they rested according to the commandment.  [Commanded weekly Sabbath rest]

24:1 But on the first day of the week, after the setting of the sun [after Shabbat sunset], they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 24:2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 24:3 They entered in, and didn’t find the Master YaHuWSHuWaH body. 24:4 It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. 24:5 Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth. [He arose on Shabbath - 3 days - 72 hours - after He was placed in the tomb on the 4th day, Passover.]

[This "first day" was the "first day" after the 7th day Shabbath of ULB and was termed the "Feast of Firstfruits" on which the "first-fruits" offerings were waved before YaHuWaH - no grain of the harvest could be eaten until this happened.]

28:8 They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His talmidim word. 28:9 As they went to tell His talmidim, behold, YaHuWSHuWaH met them, saying, “Rejoice!”  They came and took hold of His feet, and did bow to Him.

28:10 Then YaHuWSHuWaH said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell My brothers that they should go into Galiyl, and there they shall see Me.” 

28:11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that had happened. 28:12 When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers, 28:13 saying, “Say that His talmidim came by night, and stole Him away while we slept. 28:14 If this comes to the governor’s ears, we shall persuade him and make you free of worry.”  28:15 So they took the money and did as they were told. This saying was spread abroad among the Yahuwdims, and continues until this day.

28:16 But the eleven talmidim went into Galiyl, to the mountain where YaHuWSHuWaH had sent them.  28:17 When they saw Him, they bowed down to Him, but some doubted. 28:18  YaHuWSHuWaH came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in shamayim and on earth. 28:19 Go, and make talmidim of all nations, immersing them in My Name. ... (YaHuWaH-YaHuWSHuWaH)

 [immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Ben and of the Ruwach haQadosh, [added at a later date] For example: The early Church historian Eusebius appears to quote from a different manuscript than any we presently have, for eighteen times (between the years 300 and 336-C.E.) he cited Matthew 28:19, 20 as saying: ‘Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in my name, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I commanded you.'

 28:20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”(of Mashiyach) Oh Yes!