The Book of Matiytyahu, written orginally in Hebrew, was the only document accepted by the Netzarim as the authentic story of Ribi Yehoshua.  

CHAPTER 1  The Parentage and Conception of John the Baptist

  1. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judæa, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, her name was Elisabeth
  2. They were both morally observant and correct before God, walking blameless in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. They had no children, because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well on in years.
  3. It occurred, that while Zacharias availed himself as temple priest, according to the custom of the priest’s office, he burned incense when he went into the temple of JOVA. The multitude was praying outside during his incense offering.
  4. There appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing over the altar of incense. When Zacharias saw the angel, he was distressed, and afraid. But the angel said to him, “Don’t be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth will bear you a son, and you will call him John. “
  5. “You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth; for he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and will neither eat flesh meats, nor drink strong drink; and he will be full of the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. “
  6. “He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God; and he will go before the Messiah in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people to receive the Lord. “
  7. And Zacharias said to the angel, “How do I know this is true? I am an old man, and my wife is also well on in years. ” The angel answered, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and am sent to speak to announce these glad tidings to you. “
  8. “Notice, you are speechless; you will not be able to vocalize until the day that these things will be performed; then your tongue will be released that you may believe my words. My words will be fulfilled in their season. “
  9. The people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he remained so long in the temple. When he came out, he could not speak to them. They perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; because he made signs to them, and remained speechless.
  10. It occurred, that as soon as his temple rotation was complete, Zacharias returned home. And after those days, his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, “The Lord considered me and dealt with me by taking away my discredit among men. “

 

CHAPTER 2  The Immaculate Conception of Yeshua the Messiah 

 

  1. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God, to a city in Galilee, named Nazareth; He was sent to a virgin to be given in marriage to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; The virgin’s name was Mary.  
  2. Now Joseph was a just and rational Mind. He was skilled in all manner of work, in wood and in stone. Mary was a tender and discerning soul. She made veils for the temple. They were both pure before God; of them both was Yeshua who is called the Messiah.  
  3. The angel came in to her and said, “Hail, Mary, you who are highly favored, for the motherhood of God is with you; blessed are you among women and blessed be the fruit of your womb.  
  4. When she saw the angel, she was perplexed by what he was telling her. She pondered what kind of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God, behold you will conceive and bring forth a child from your womb, and He will be great and will be called a ‘Son of the Highest’. ” 
  5. “And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; of His kingdom there will be no end. ” 
  6. Then Mary said to the Angel, “How is this going to happen, seeing that I have not had sexual relations with a man?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon Joseph your spouse, and the power of the Highest will over shadow you; Oh Mary, that holy babe born of you will be called the Messiah, the Child of God. His name on earth will be Yeshua. He will save the people from their sins; who so ever repents, and obeys His law, He will save from their sins. “
  7. “Therefore, Mary, do not eat any flesh, nor drink strong drink, for the child will be consecrated to God from your womb. He will neither take flesh nor strong drink, nor will he cut his hair. ” 
  8. “Your cousin Elisabeth, has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month of one who was called barren. For with God no thing is impossible. ” And Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it happen to me, according to your word. ” And the angel left her.  
  9. On the same day the angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph in a dream and said to him, “Hail, Joseph, you are highly favored, for the fatherhood of God is with you. Blessed are you among men and blessed be the fruit of your generative power. ” 
  10. As Joseph thought about these words he was distressed, and the angel of the Lord said to him, “Don’t be afraid Joseph, son of David, for you have found favor with God. Be aware, you will beget a child; and you will call Him Yeshua, for He will save his people from their sins. ” 
  11. Now all this occurred so that what was written in the prophets might be fulfilled. The prophets wrote, “Behold a maiden will conceive and be with child and will bring forth a son, and He will be called Emmanuel, which means, “God within us. ” 
  12. Joseph, now awake, did as the angel directed him, and went in to Mary his espoused bride. In her womb she conceived the Holy One.  
  13. And Mary as a result of the occurrences of those days, hurried into the hill country, into a city of Judæa and entered the house of Zacharias where she ceremonially greeted Elisabeth.  
  14. It occurred that when Elisabeth heard Mary’s salutation, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with spiritual power, and spoke with a clear voice saying, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. ” 
  15. “Why does the mother of my Lord come to me? I am surprised. As soon as I heard the sound of your voice the babe leaped for joy! Blessed are you for believing the angel; for those things prophesied by the Holy One will happen. ” 
  16. And Mary sang to God, “My soul praises you, the Eternal, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For you take no notice of the low social status of this handmaiden; behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed. ” 
  17. ” For you, the mighty One, has done great things to me; Holy is your name. Your mercy is with those who revere you from generation to generation. ” 18. “You have shown strength with your arm; You have scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. ” 
  18. “You have demoted the mighty from their seats, and exalted the humble and the meek. You fill the hungry with good things and the rich you send away empty. ” 
  19. “You help your servant Israel, with your mercy, according to your covenant with our ancestors, withAbraham and his seed, from generation to generation. ” Mary lived with Elisabeth for about three months and then returned to her own house.  
  20. These are the words that Joseph spoke, saying: “Blessed be the God of our fathers and our mothers in Israel: for at an appropriate time you answered me, and on the day of salvation you helped me. ” 
  21. “For You said, ‘I will make a lasting covenant with you, for the people to renew the face of the earth; and to cause the desolate places to be redeemed from the hands of the spoiler. ” 
  22. “You may say this to the captives: ‘Go forth and be free!’ and to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves in the light!’ And they will nourish themselves in pleasant ways; they will no longer hunt nor worry the creatures which I have made to rejoice before me. ” 
  23. “They will not hunger nor thirst any longer; neither will the heat injure them nor the cold destroy them. I will make on all my mountains a path for travelers; and my high places will be exalted. ” 
  24. “Sing you heavens! Rejoice you earth! Oh you deserts break forth with song! For You Oh God comfort your people, and console them that have suffered wrong. “

 

 

            CHAPTER 3   The Nativity of John the Baptist.  

 

  1. Now Elisabeth’s full time came; and she birthed a son. Her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they rejoiced with her.  
  2. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; they called him Zacharias, after his father. His mother responded by saying, “Not so! He will be called John. They exclaimed, “None of your family carries that name!”
  3. They made signs to his father, asking what name he would choose. Zacharias asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John . ” They all marveled, for his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue was freed, and he spoke, and praised God.  
  4. All those who lived around them were awe struck; and all these stories were made known abroad throughout all the hill country of Judæa Those who heard the stories kept them in their hearts, saying, “What manner of child shall this be?” and “The hand of JHWH was with him. ” 
  5. His father, Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit , and prophesied, “Be blessed, Oh God of Israel , for you have visited and redeemed your people; and have raised up a symbol of power and strength for us, inthe house of your servant David; as you spoke by the mouth of your holy prophets , who have been since the world began. ” 
  6. “You have spoken through the prophets so that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all those who hate us; You have spoken through the prophets in order to perform the mercy promised to our ancestors, and to remember Your Holy Covenant. ” 
  7. “The covenant! The oath which you swore to our father Abraham, that we, being granted deliverance from the hand of our enemies, might serve you without fear, in holiness and righteousness before you, all the days of our life. ” 
  8. “This child will be called the prophet of the Most High; for He will stand before your face, Oh God, to prepare your ways; to give knowledge of salvation to your people by the remission of their sins.  
  9. “Through the tender mercy of you, Oh God, the day spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. ” 
  10. And the child grew, and his spirit intensified. His mission was hidden until the day of his presentation to Israel.

 

 

          CHAPTER 4  The Nativity of Yeshua the Messiah.

  1. Now the birth of Yeshua the Messiah was as follows. It came to pass in those days, that a decree was sent from Caesar Augustus , that all the world should be taxed. So all the people of Syria went to be taxed, every one into his own city, and it was midwinter.  
  2. And Joseph with Mary also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judæa, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem for Joseph was of the house of David. He and Mary, his espoused wife who was great with child, went to be taxed.  
  3. During their time in Judæa, Mary’s due date arrived. And she birthed her firstborn child in a cave. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger within the cave, because there was no room for them at the Inn. And to their surprise the cave was filled with many lights. It was as bright as the sun in his glory.  
  4. And there were in the same cave an ox, a horse, an ass, and a sheep; and beneath the manger was a cat with her little ones; there were also doves overhead. Each creature had its mate after its kind, the male with the female.  
  5. Thus it came to pass that He was born in the midst of the animals which He came to redeem from their sufferings, through the redemption of man from ignorance and selfishness, by the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God.  
  6. And there were in the same country, shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And when these shepherds arrived in the field, they were surprised to find an angel of God to greet them. The glory of the Most High shone round about them; and the shepherds were afraid.  
  7. The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Behold, I bring you a message of great joy for all the people. On this day is born to you, in the city of David a Savior; the Messiah ; the holy One of God. And this will be the sign by which you can identify the newborn Savior: You will find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. ” 
  8. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace toward men of goodwill. ” 
  9. And it came to pass, as the angel left the shepherds and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go now to Bethlehem , and see this thing which is come to pass, which our God has made known to us. ” 
  10. They hurried, and found Mary and Joseph in the cave, and the babe lying in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes. When they had seen these things, they told everybody about their angel experience, and what they were told concerning the child. 11. Everyone who heard it, wondered what the shepherds were talking about; but Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen.  
  11. When eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, He was named Yeshua , as was directed by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the Law of Moses were accomplished, they brought the child to Jerusalem , to present it to God, for it is written in the Law of Moses : “Every male that opens the womb will be called holy to the Lord. ” 
  12. There was a man in Jerusalem , whose name was Simeon ; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel ; the Holy Spirit was upon him. It was revealed to him that he should not see death, before he had seen the Messiah of God.  
  13. Simeon was led by the Spirit into the temple; and when Mary and Joseph brought in the child Yeshua, to offer him to God, according to the custom of the law, he perceived the child to be a pillar of light. Then Simeon picked the child up and held Him in his arms, and blessed God, and said: 
  14. “Now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people; to be a light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of your people of Israel” And His parents marveled at what Simeon said.  
  15. Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, “Behold, this child is set for the falling and rising again of many in Israel ; His work will be opposed by the power of the sword; a sword will pierce your own soul as well. His birth is a sign of change which will reveal the true thoughts of many hearts.  
  16. There was one Anna , a prophetess , the daughter of Phanuel , of the tribe of Aser, of a great age, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.  
  17. She gave thanks likewise to God, and spoke of Messiah to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And when they had performed all things according to the law, Mary and Joseph returned to Galilee , totheir own city Nazareth.

 

            CHAPTER  5  The Manifestation of Yeshua to the Magi

 

  1. Now when Yeshua was born in Bethlehem of Judæa, in the days of Herod the king, be aware that certain Magi came; men from the east to Jerusalem, who had purified themselves and had not tasted flesh nor strong drink, so that they might find the Messiah for whom they were looking. And they said, “Where is He that is born king of the Jews? For we in the East have seen His star, and have come to worship Him.  
  2. When Herod, the king, heard these things, he was distressed, and all the chief priests and political leaders were also upset. When he had gathered together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he askedwhere the Messiah should be born.  
  3. And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judæa; This is what is written by the prophet: ‘And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judæa, art not the least among the princes of Judah; for out of thee shall come forth a governor, that shall rule my people Israel. ” 
  4. Then Herod, when he had privately called the Magi, diligently inquired of them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and search for the young child; and when you have found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship Him also. ” 
  5. When they had heard the king, they departed; the Magi saw the star of the East and followed it. The angel of the star went before them, till it came and stood over the place where the young child was. The star had the appearance of six rays.  
  6. As they went on their way with their camels and asses laden with gifts, and were intent on the heavensseeking the child by the star, they forgot for a while their weary beasts who had borne the burden and heat of the day, and were thirsty and fainting. And the star was hidden from the Magi’s sight.  
  7. In vain they stood and gazed, and looked one upon the other in their trouble. Then they remembered their camels and asses, and hurried to undo their burdens that they might rest.  
  8. Now by the road near Bethlehem was a well. And as the Magi stooped down to draw water for their beasts, to their surprise the star which they had lost appeared to them. It was reflected in the stillness of the water.  
  9. When they saw it they felt joy again.  
  10. And they praised God who had shown his mercy to them even as they showed mercy to their thirsty beasts.  
  11. And when they came into the house, they saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him; and when they opened their treasures, they presented Him with gifts of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.  
  12. Being warned by God in a dream that they should not return to Herod they departed into their own country another way. They kindled a fire according to their custom and worshipped God in the flame.  
  13. When they had departed, behold the angel of God appeared to Joseph in a dream , saying, “Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and flee into Egypt . Remain there until I bring you word, for Herod will seek to destroy Him. ” 
  14. And when Joseph arose, he took the young child and His mother by night, and went to Egypt , and was there for about seven years until the death of Herod The prophet, had spoken the word of God saying, “Out of Egypt have I called my son. ” 
  15. Elisabeth too, when she heard it, took her infant son and went up into a mountain and hid him. Herod sent his officers to Zacharias in the temple and said to him, “Where is your child?” Zacharias answered, “I am a minister of God and am continually in the temple. I don’t know where he is. ” 
  16. And Herod demanded again, “Truly, tell me where your son is? Don’t you know that your life is in my hand?” And Zacharias answered, “The Lord is witness if you shed my blood. God will receive my spirit; for you will shed the blood of the innocent. ” 
  17. And they slew Zacharias in the temple between the holy place and the altar; and the people knew it, for a voice was heard, “Zacharias is slain, and his blood will not be washed out until the avenger comes. ” After a time the priests cast lots. The lot fell upon Simeon, and he filled Zacharias’ place.  
  18. Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was furious, and ordered to have all the children age two years and under, living in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, slain. He set the age of the children to be slain, according to the information asked of the wise men.  
  19. Then were fulfilled he words spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel, weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. ” 
  20. But when Herod was dead, an angel of God appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and return into the land of Israel; for they are dead who sought the young child’s life. ” 
  21. He arose, and took the young child and His mother and came into the land of Israel They came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; and He was called the Nazarene.

The following verses are found in other translations

  1. And the Lord said, “Out of Egypt have I called my son, who shall be called the Nazirene. ” And he arose and took the young child and his mother and came into the land of Israel.   And they came and dwelt in the place called Nazireth, where dwelt Nazirites and Essenes; and he was called the Nazirene.
  2. It also came to pass that in the second year of Yeshua’ life, a second son was born to Joseph and Mary.   His name was called James (meaning ‘one who is just and righteous before the Lord, one who is of the true Israel”).   As with Yeshua and John, he was consecrated unto the Lord a Nazirite from his mothers womb, according to The Way.
  3. In later years, they would have three more sons, Judah, Justis, and Simeon; and also two daughters, Assia and Lydia.

 

            CHAPTER  6  Childhood and Youth of Yeshua

  1. Now, Joseph and Mary His parents, went up to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. There they observed the feast according to their brothers’ tradition. They abstained from bloodshed and the eating of flesh and from strong drink. When Yeshua was twelve years old, He went to Jerusalem with his parents according to the custom of the feast.  
  2. When Mary and Joseph had completed their stay, and as they returned, the child Yeshua stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it. But they, supposing him to have been in their company, traveled for a day, and then looked for Him among their kinsfolk and companions. When they did not find Him, they turned back to Jerusalem in search of Him.  
  3. And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all those who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.  
  4. When they saw Him, they were amazed; His mother said to Him, “Son, why are you treating us this way? Behold, your father and I searched for you grieving. ” And He said “Why are you looking for me? Don’t you know that I must be in my Parents’ house?” They did not understand what He was saying. But His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.  
  5. And a certain prophet seeing Him, said to Him, “Behold, the Love and the Wisdom of God are one in you, therefore in the age to come you will be called Yeshua; for it is by the Messiah that God will save mankind, which now is truly as the bitterness of the sea. Mankind will yet be turned into sweetness, but to this generation the bride will not be manifest, nor yet to the age to come. ” 
  6. And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And He made wheels, and yokes, and tables also, with great skill. And Yeshua increased in stature, and in favor with God and man.
  7. On a certain day the child Yeshua came to a place where a snare was set for birds. There were some boys at that place. Yeshua said to them, “Who has set this snare for the innocent creatures of God? Who ever did this will themselves be caught in a like manner.
  8. He beheld twelve sparrows, dead. He moved His hands over them, and said to them, “Go, fly away, and while you live remember me. ” And the sparrows arose and fled away making a noise. The Jews, seeing this, were astonished and told it to the priests.
  9. And other wonders did the child, and flowers were seen to spring up beneath His feet, where there had been nothing but barren ground before. His companions stood in awe of Him.
  10. A certain day after this, the child Yeshua was playing with his companions, younger than himself and they gathered round Him, and chose Him as their king. As He sat they twined an olive branch with flowers and made it into a crown. They placed it on his head, and a reed in his hand for a scepter.
  11. And they bowed to him, saying, “Hail, king of Israel!” And He said to them, “Be quiet, you don’t know what you are saying. Don’t tell this to anybody. Such words are not for you to proclaim, but for those to whom it will be given. “
  12. They marveled, and one passing by heard it, and he said, “Yes truly, you have chosen well, for He is agood-looking child and of great nobility. “
  13. When He was eighteen years old, Yeshua was married to Miriam, a virgin of the tribe of Judah with whom He lived seven years. She died. God took Miriam that Yeshua might go on to do higher things, and to suffer for the sons and daughters of men.
  14. Yeshua, after he had finished his study of the law, went down again into Egypt that He might learn the wisdom of the Egyptians, even as Moses did. And going into the desert, he meditated and fasted and prayed, and obtained the power of the Holy Name, by which he brought about many miracles.
  15. For seven years he conversed with God face to face, and he learned the language of birds and the beasts,and the healing powers of trees, and of herbs, and of flowers, and the hidden secrets of precious stones, and he learned the motions of the Sun and the Moon and the stars and the powers of the letters, and mysteries of the square and the circle and the transmutation of things, and of forms, and of numbers, and of signs. From there he returned to Nazareth to visit His parents, and He taught there and in Jerusalem as an accepted Rabbi, even in the temple, none hindering Him.
  16. And after a time He went into Asyria and India and into Persia and into the land of the Chaldeans. He visited their temples and conversed with their priests, and their wise men for many years, doing many wonderful works, healing the sick as he passed through their countries.
  17. The beasts of the field respected Him; and the birds of the air did not fear Him, for He made them not afraid; even the wild beasts of the desert perceived the power of God in Him, and did Him service bearing Him from place to place.
  18. The spirit of divine humanity filling Him, filled all things around Him, and made all things subject to Him, and thus were fulfilled, the words of the prophets which said: “The lion shall lie down with the calf, and the leopard with the kid, and the wolf with the lamb, and the bear with the ass, and the owl with the dove. And a child shall lead them. “.
  19. “None shall hurt or destroy in my holy mountain. The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the holy One even as the waters cover the bed of the sea. And on that day I will make again a covenant with the beasts of the earth, and the fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea, and with all created things. I will break the bow and the sword. All the instruments of warfare will I banish from the earth. I will make the animals to lie down in safety, and to live without fear. “
  20. “I will join you to me for ever in righteousness and in peace and in loving kindness; and you shalt know your God. The earth shall bring forth the corn and wine and the oil; and I will say to those who were not my people, ‘You are my people, and they shall say to me, ‘You are our God’. “
  21. . On a certain day as He was passing by a mountain side near the desert, He met with a lion. Many men were pursuing the lion with stones and javelins to slay him.
  22. But Yeshua rebuked them, saying, “Why do you hunt these creatures of God, which are more noble than you? By the cruelties of many generations they were made the enemies of man, who should have been the creatures friends. “
  23. “If the power of God is shown in them, so also is shown his long suffering and compassion. Cease persecuting this creature who does not desire to harm you. Don’t you see how he flees from you, and is terrified by your violence?”
  24. And the lion came and lay at the feet of Yeshua, and showed love to Him; and the people were astonished, and said, “This man loves all creatures and has power to command even these beasts from the desert, and they obey Him.

the following verses are found in later translations

Now all the while Yeshua was abroad, his brother James and cousin John were of a purpose to amass and teach The Way to a growing number of followers, each of their own; James being in and around Jerusalem, and John all around and about the outlying and surrounding areas of Judea.

 

 

          CHAPTER  7    The Preaching of John the Baptist.

  1. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee Caiaphas being the high priest, and Annas chief of the Sanhedrim, the wordof God came to John the son of Zacharias, in the desert near the Dead Sea.
  2. John came into all the country around Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. It is written in the prophets, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you; the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the holy One, make straight the paths of the Messiah;”
  3. “Every valley shall be filled, every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God. “
  4. And John had his clothing of camel’s hair, and a belt of the same about his loins; and his meat was the fruit of the locust tree and wild honey. Then all Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan, went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
  5. He said to the multitude that came forward to be baptized “Oh generation of disobedient ones, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Show that your life is changing for the better, and don’t justify your way of being by saying, ‘We have Abraham as our father;”
  6. “I am telling you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. And now also the axe is laid to the root of the trees; therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire. “
  7. And the wealthier people asked him, “What shall we do then?” He answered them, “He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has food let him do likewise. “
  8. Then also came certain tax gatherers to be baptized, and said to him, “Master, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Exact no more than that which is appointed you, and be merciful after your power. “
  9. The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, “And what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with sufficient wages. “
  10. To all he spoke, saying, “Keep yourselves from blood and things strangled and from dead bodies of birds and beasts, and from all deeds of cruelty, and from all that is gotten of wrong; Do you think that the blood of beasts and birds will wash away sin! I tell you no! Speak the Truth. Be just, Be merciful to one another and to all creatures that live, and walk humbly with your God. “
  11. As the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts about John, whether he was the Messiah or not, John said to them all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I is coming, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose. “
  12. “He will also baptize you with water and with fire. His fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge hisfloor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. ” And he preached many other things to the people in his discourses.

 

 

            CHAPTER  8   The Baptism of Yeshua the Messiah 

 

 

  1. And it was in the midst of the summer, the tenth month; then Yeshua came from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. But John forbade him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?” And Yeshua said to him, “Endure it for now; thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. ” And John agreed.
  2. And Yeshua, when He was baptized, went up straight way out of the water; and the heavens opened to Him, and a bright cloud stood over Him, and from behind the cloud twelve rays of light, and then in the form of a dove, the spirit of God descending and lighting upon Him. A voice from heaven, sounded, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; this day have I begotten you. “
  3. And John was witness for Him, saying, “this is He of whom I said: ‘He that comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me’. ” And of His fullness have we all received, and grace for grace. For the law was in part given by Moses, but grace and truth comes in fullness by Yeshua Messiah. “
  4. No man has seen God at any time. God is revealed in the Only Begotten which comes from the bosom of the Eternal And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” And he did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah. “
  5. They asked him, “What then? Are you Elias?” And he said, “I am not. ” “Are you that prophet of whomMoses spoke?” And he answered, “No. ” Then they said to him, “Who are you? That we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say for yourself?” And he said, ” I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Make straight the way of the holy One, as said the prophet Isaiah. “
  6. Those who were sent there by the Pharisees asked him, “Why do you baptize then, if you are not that Messiah, nor Elias, neither that prophet of whom Moses spoke?”
  7. John answered, “I baptize with water; but there stands one among you, whom you don’t know. He will baptize with water and with fire. It is He who is coming after me, but is preferred before me, He whose shoes’ latchet I am not worthy to untie. “
  8. These things were done in Bethabara, beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. And Yeshua was beginning his thirtieth year, being by physical body indeed the Son of Joseph and Mary; but by the spirit, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Father and Mother Eternal, as was declared by the spirit of holiness with power.
  9. . Joseph was the son of Jacob and Elisheba, and Mary was the daughter of Eli called Joachim and Anna, who were the children of David and Bathsheba, of Judah, of Jacob and Leah, of Isaac and Rebecca, of Abraham an Sarah, of Seth and Maat, of Adam and Eve, who were the Children of God.

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  9  The Four Temptations

 

  1. Then Yeshua was led by spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. And the wild beasts of the desert were around Him, and became subject to Him. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was hungry.
  2. When the tempter came to Him, he said, “If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread, for it is written, ‘I will feed thee with the finest of wheat and with honey, out of the rock will I satisfy thee’. “
  3. But He answered and said, “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. “
  4. Then the devil placed before Him a woman, of exceeding beauty and comeliness, and of subtle wit, and a ready understanding withal; and he said to Him, “Take her, for her desire is for you, and you will have love and happiness and comfort all your life, and see your children’s children. Isn’t it written, ‘It is not good for man that he should be alone?’. “
  5. And Yeshua said, “Get behind me, for it is written, ‘Be not led away by the beauty of woman, indeed all flesh is as grass and the flower of the field; the grass withers and the flower fade away, but the word of the eternal endures for ever. ‘ My work is to teach and to heal the children of men, and he that is born of God keeps his seed within him. “
  6. And the devil took Him up into the holy city, and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple. And said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will put angels in charge of you; and with their hands they will lift you every time you stub your toe against a stone. ‘”
  7. And Yeshua said to him, “It is written again, ‘You will not tempt the Lord your God. ‘”
  8. Then the devil took Him up into an exceedingly high mountain in the midst of a great plain and, round about were twelve cities and their peoples. And from there he showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in amoment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this power will I give you, and the glory of them; for that is delivered to me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it; for it is written ‘you will have dominion from sea to sea, so you will judge your people with righteousness and your poor with mercy, and make a full end of oppression. ‘ If you will worship me, all shall be yours. “
  9. And Yeshua answered and said to Him, “Get behind me, Satan; for it is written, ‘You will worship your God, and Him only will you serve. Without the power of God, the end of evil cannot come’. “
  10. Then the devil having ended all the temptations left Him and departed for a season. And behold, angels of God came and ministered to Him.

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  10   Joseph and Mary Make a Feast unto Yeshua.

 Andrew & Peter Find Yeshua.

  1. And when He had returned from the wilderness, the same day, His parents made Him a feast, and they gave to Him the gifts which the Magi had presented Him in his infancy. And Mary said, “These things have we kept for you even to this day”; and she gave to Him the gold frankincense and myrrh . And He took the frankincense, but the gold he gave to His parents for the poor, and the myrrh He gave to Mary who is called Magdalene.
  2. Now this Mary was of the city of Magdala in Galilee. And she was a great sinner, and had seduced many by her beauty and charm. And she came to Yeshua by night and confessed her sins, and He put forth His hand and healed her, and cast out of her seven demons, and He said to her, “Go in peace, your sins are forgiven you. ” And she arose and left everything and followed Him, and ministered unto Him with her substance, during the days of His ministry in Israel .
  3. The next day John saw Yeshua coming to him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God , which by righteousness takes away the sin of the world. This is He of whom I said, “He was before me; and I did not know Him;” As He is to be made manifest to Israel, I have come baptizing with water. “
  4. And John testified, saying, “I saw the spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained aboveHim. And I did not know, but He who sent me to baptize with water had said to me, ‘The one upon whom you will see the spirit descending, and remaining, is the one who will baptize with water and with fire, even the spirit. ‘ And I saw, and declared that this was the Son of God. “
  5. The day after, John stood by the Jordan with two of his disciples; and looking upon Yeshua as he walked, he said, “Behold the Messiah, the Lamb of God!” And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Yeshua.
  6. Then Yeshua turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi, where do you live?” He said to them, “Come and see. ” They came and saw where he lived, and stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
  7. One of the two which heard John speak and followed Yeshua was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah, meaning, the Messiah. ” And he brought him to Yeshua. And when Yeshua beheld him, He said, “You are Simon Bar Jona; you will be called Kephas, meaning, a rock. “
  8. The day following, Yeshua went forth into Galilee, and found Philip, and said to him, “Follow me. ” Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael, who is called Bar Tholmai, and said to him, “We have found Him, of whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets did write. He is Yeshua of Nazareth the son of Joseph and Mary. ” And Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see. “
  9. Yeshua saw Nathanael coming to Him and said to him, “Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” Nathanael said to Him, “From where do you know me?” Yeshua answered and said to him, Before Philip called you, when you were under the Fig tree, I saw you. ” Nathanael responded, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel. Yes, under the Fig tree did I find you. “
  10. Yeshua answered, “Nathanael Bar Tholmai, because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the Fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these. ” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, hereafter you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. “

CHAPTER  11 The Anointing by Mary Magdalene

 

 

  1. And one of the Pharisees wanted Yeshua to eat with him. He went into the Pharisee’s house and sat down to eat.  
  2. Behold a certain woman of Magdala, who was reputed to be a sinner, was in the city. When she knew that Yeshua sat at dinner in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an Alabaster box of ointment; and stood at His feet behind him, weeping; and washed His feet with tears; and did wipe them with the hairs of her head; and kissed his feet; and anointed them with ointment.  
  3. Now when the Pharisee which had invited Him saw it, he thought, “This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner. ” 
  4. And Yeshua answered his unspoken question, “Simon, I have something to say to you. ” Simon said, “Master, tell me what you have to say. ” 
  5. “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors; the one owed five hundred coins and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay the creditor, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me, therefore, which of them loved him most?” 
  6. Simon answered, “I suppose the man to whom he forgave most”. And He said to him, “You are correct. ” 
  7. And He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came to your house. You gave me no water for my feet; but she washed my feet with tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss; but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil; but this woman anointed my feet with ointment. ” 
  8. “I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much, not only man but also beast and birds of the air, yes, even the fishes of the sea; but to whom little is forgiven, that person loves little. ” 
  9. And He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven”. And they who sat at the table began to talk among themselves, “Who is this that forgives sins?” 
  10. Though He had not said, “I forgive you!”, but “Your sins are forgiven you;” for He discerned true faith and penitence in her heart. And Yeshua did not need for any man to testify about anyone, for he himself knew what was in man.

 

 

 

                    CHAPTER  12:  The Marriage in Cana.  

  

  1. And the next day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Yeshua was there. Both Yeshua and Mary Magdalene were there; and his disciples came to the wedding.  
  2. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Yeshua said to Him, “They have no wine. ” Yeshua said to her, “Woman, what is that to you and to me? My hour is not yet come. ” His mother said to the servants, “Whatsoever He says to you, do it. “
  3. And six waterpots of stone were standing there, according to the purification customs of the Jews. And Yeshua said to the servants, “Fill the waterpots with water,” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Pour out now, and take it to the governor of the feast. ” And they did so.  
  4. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water made to wine, and did not know what it was, he called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man at the beginning of the feast serves good wine, and when men have drunk, then he puts out wine of lesser quality; but you have kept the good wine until now. ” 
  5. This is the way Yeshua began doing miracles in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; many disciples believed in Him.
  6. After this He went down to Capernaum, He and his mother, with Mary Magdalene, and his brothers, and his disciples; and they continued there for many days.  
  7. And a question about purifying arose between some of John’s disciples and the Jews. The Jews came to John, and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you beyond Jordan, behold that he is baptizing, and everyone is going to Him. ” 
  8. John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. You yourselves remember, that I said I am not the Messiah, but that I am sent before him. ” 
  9. “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice; thus, my joy is great. He must expand; but I must decline. He that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth; he that comes from heaven is above all. ” 
  10. And certain of the Pharisees came and questioned Yeshua, asking Him, “What makes you say that God will condemn the world?” And Yeshua answered, “God so loves the world, that He gave His only begotten son, to come into the world. Whosoever believes in Him may not perish, but have everlasting life. God does not send the son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world, through Him, may be saved. ” 
  11. “They who believe in Him are not condemned; but they who don’t believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only begotten of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. ” 
  12. “For all they that do evil hate the light, neither do they come to the light, lest their deeds may be condemned. But they that do righteousness come to the light, that their deeds may be made manifest, that they are fashioned according to God. ” 
  13. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Yeshua had come into Galilee, he went to Him, and implored him to come down to heal his son; for he was at the point of death.  
  14. Then Yeshua said to him, “Except you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. ” The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies. ” 
  15. Yeshua said to him, “Go your way! Your son lives. ” And the man believed the word that Yeshua had spoken to him, and he want his way. As he was going down, his servants met him, and told him, “Your son is alive. ” 
  16. Then he asked them at what hour his son began to recuperate. And they reported, “Yesterday at theseventh hour the fever left him. ” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Yeshua said to him, “Your son is alive. ” And he believed as did his whole house.

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  13:  His First Sermon in the Synagogue.  

  

  1. And Yeshua came to Nazareth, where He had been raised. As was His custom, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And they gave Him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah.  
  2. When He had opened the scroll, He found the place where it was written, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are bound; to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. ” 
  3. And He closed the scroll, and gave it again to the minister, and sat down. All eyes were fastened on Him. He said to them, “on this day this scriptures fulfilled in your ears. ” And everyone stood witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” 
  4. And some brought Yeshua a blind man to test his power, and said, “Rabbi, here is a son of Abram blind from birth. Heal him as you have healed Gentiles in Egypt. ” And He, looking upon him, perceived the man’s disbelief and the doubt of those who brought him, as well as their desire to ensnare Him. And He could do no mighty work in that place because of their disbelief.  
  5. And they said to Yeshua, “Whatsoever we have heard done in Egypt, do also here in your own country. ” And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own home or in his own country, nor does a physician work cures on those who know him. ” 
  6. “I’ll tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months; a great famine occurred throughout all the land. But Elias was sent no place except to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
  7. Likewise many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian. “
  8. And when they heard these things, everyone in the synagogue was filled with animosity. They rose up, threw Him out of the city, and led Him to the edge of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. But He, passing through the midst of them, went His way and escaped them.

 

 

 

                    CHAPTER 14:  The Calling of Andrew and Peter.

 

  1. Now Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by John the Baptist for taking his brother Philip’s wife, Herodias, and for all the evils which he had done, added yet this above all: he put John in prison. 2. Yeshua began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand. ” And as He was walking by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. ” And they immediately abandoned their nets, and followed Him.
  2. And going on from there, He saw another two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father. They were mending their nets; and He called them. They immediately left their nets, and the ship, and their father, and followed Him.
  3. Yeshua went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And the fame of His miracles went throughout all Syria. They brought him many sick people who were stricken with various diseases and torments, and those who were insane, and those who had palsy. He healed them.
  4. A great multitude of people from Galilee from Decapolis, from Jerusalem, from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan followed Him.
  5. As Yeshua was traveling with some of his disciples He met a certain man who trained dogs to hunt other creatures. And He said to the man, “Why do you do this?” And the man said, “By this I live. What are these creatures worth to anyone? They are weak; but the dogs are strong. ” And Yeshua said, “You lack wisdom and love. Every creature which God has made has its end, and purpose. Who can say what good there is in it? Or what profit to yourself, or mankind?”
  6. “And, for your living, look at the fields yielding their harvest, and the fruit-bearing trees and the herbs; what more do you need than these, which honest work of your hands will not give to you? Woe to the strong who misuse their strength! Woe to the crafty who hurt the creatures of God! Woe to the hunters for theyshall be hunted. “
  7. The man marveled, and stopped training the dogs to hunt, and taught them to save life rather than destroy. And he learned of the doctrines of Yeshua and became His disciple.
  8. [verse missing in all examined books – to date]
  9. Two rich men came to Yeshua. One said, “Good Master. . . ” But He responded, “Don’t call me good, for One alone is the all good, and that is God. “
  10. 1 And the other said to “Him, “Master, what good thing shall I do and live?” Yeshua said, “Perform the law and the prophets. ” He answered, “I have performed them. ” Yeshua answered, “Go, sell all you have and divide with the poor, and follow me. ” But this saying did not please him.
  11. And the Lord said to him, “How can you say that you have performed the law and the prophets? Look, many of your brothers are dressed in filthy rags, dying from hunger, and your house is full of abundance and you give nothing to them?”
  12. And He said to Simon, “It is hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven; for the rich care for themselves, and despise those who don’t have anything. “

 

 

 

     CHAPTER  15:  Healing of the Leper. The Man with the Palsy.

 

  1. And it came to pass, when He was in a certain city, He beheld a man full of leprosy, who, seeing Yeshua, fell toward the earth, and begged Him, saying, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean. ” And He stretched out His hand, and touched him, saying, “Blessed be you who believe; I will it. Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him.
  2. He charged him saying, “Tell no man, but go, and show yourself to the priest, and offer, for your cleansing, according to what Moses commanded, a testimony to them. ” But His fame preceded him; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed of their infirmities by Him. And He withdrew into the wilderness, and prayed.
  3. On a certain day, as He was teaching, there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by to see those who came out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem to see Yeshua. And the power of God was present to heal them.
  4. Behold, they carried a bed, in which lay a man who was consumed with a palsy; and they sought a way to bring him in, and to lay him before Yeshua. When they could not find a way to bring him in due to the crowd, they went up on the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his bed into the midst, before Yeshua. When Yeshua saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you. “
  5. The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?” But when Yeshua perceived their thoughts, he answered them, “What reason is in your hearts? Can even God forgive sins, if man does not repent? Who said, I forgive you your sins? Did I not rather say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you?’
  6. “Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you’, or to say, ‘Rise up and walk?’ But in order for you to know that the Son of Man has power upon earth, to discern, and declare the forgiveness of sins, I say to this man with palsy, ‘Arise, and take your bed, and go to your house’. “
  7. Immediately the sick man arose before them and picked up his bed, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. And they were all amazed. They glorified God, and were filled with the spirit of reverence, saying, “We have seen strange things today. “
  8. As Yeshua was going into a certain village, he met a man who was deaf from his birth. And he did not believein the sound of the rushing wind, or the thunder, or the cries of the beasts, or the birds which complained of their hunger, or their hurt, nor that others heard them.
  9. Yeshua breathed into his ears, and they were opened, and he heard. He rejoiced with exceeding joy in the sounds he denied before. And he said, “Now I hear all things. “
  10. But Yeshua said to him, “How can you say, ‘I hear all things?’ Can you hear the sighing of the prisoner, or the language of the birds, or the beasts when they commune with each other, or the voices of angels and spirits? Think how much you can’t hear, and be humble in your lack of knowledge. “

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  16:  Calling of Matthew. The New Wine in the Old Bottles.

 

  1. And after these things He went forth, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom; and He said to him, “Follow me. Levi left all, rose up, and followed Him. “
  2. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of tax-gatherers and of others that sat down with them. But the Scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, “Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?”
  3. Yeshua answered saying, “They that are whole don’t need a physician; but they that are sick have need. I did not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance. “
  4. They said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John fast often, and pray, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours do eat and drink?”
  5. And He said to them, “Wherewith shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like? They are like children, sitting in the market place and calling one to another and saying, ‘We have piped to you, and you have not danced, we have mourned to you and you have not lamented’. “
  6. “For John the Baptist came neither eating nor drinking, and you say, ‘He has a demon’ The Son of Man comes eating and drinking the fruits of the earth, and the milk of the flock, and the fruit of the vine, and you say, ‘Behold a glutton and wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners’. “
  7. “Can you make the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast in those days. “
  8. And He also spoke this parable to them, saying, “No man puts a piece of new cloth upon an old garment; for then the new does not match with the old, and the garment depreciates. “
  9. “And no one puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and thebottles will perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. “
  10. “None also having drunk old wine, immediately desire new, for they say, ‘The old is better. ‘ But the time comes when the new will grow old, and then the new will be desired by them. For as one changes old garments for new ones, so do they also change the body of death for the body of life, and that which is past, for that which is coming. “

 

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  17:  Yeshua Sends Forth the Twelve.

 

  1. Yeshua went up into a mountain to pray. When he called his twelve disciples he gave them power against unclean spirits; to cast demons out and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Now the names of the twelve Apostles are those who stood for the twelve tribes of Israel:
  2. Peter called Cephas, for the tribe of Reuben; James, for the tribe of Naphtali; Thomas, called Didymus, for the tribe of Zabulon; Matthew, called Levi, for the tribe of Gad; John, for the tribe of Ephraim; Simon for the tribe of Issachar.
  3. Andrew, for the tribe of Joseph; Nathanael for the tribe of Simeon; Thaddeus, for the tribe of Zabulon; Jacob, for the tribe of Benjamin; Jude, for the tribe of Dan; Philip, for the tribe of Asher. And Judas Iscariot, a Levite, who betrayed Him, was also among them (but he was not of them). And Matthias and Barsabbas where also present with them.
  4. Then He called, in like manner, twelve others to be prophets, men of light to be with the Apostles and showed them the hidden things of God. And their names were Hermes, Aristobulus, Selenius, Nereus, Apollos, and Baraabbas; Andronicus, Lucius, Apelles, Zacchæus, Urbanus, and Clementos. And then he called twelve who should be Evangelists, and twelve who should be Pastors. A fourfold twelve did he call, that he might send them forth to the twelve tribes of Israel, four to each tribe.
  5. They stood around the Master, clad in white linen raiment, called to be a holy priesthood of God, for the service of the twelve tribes to where they should be sent.
  6. These fourfold twelve Yeshua sent forth and charged them, saying, I will that you be my twelve Apostles with your companions, for a testimony unto Israel. Go into the cities of Israel and to the lost sheep of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand. ” As I have baptized you in water, so baptize those who believe. ”
  7. “Anoint and heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons; freely you have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor yet staves for the workman is worthy of his food; and eat that which is set before you, but don’t touch that which is gotten by taking life, for it is not lawful to you. “
  8. “And into whatsoever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and stay there till you move on. And when you come into an house, salute it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. “
  9. Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Be innocent and undefiled. The Son of Man has not come to destroy but to save; neither to take life, but to give life, to body and soul. “
  10. “Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. “
  11. “Aren’t two sparrows sold for a single coin, and yet not one of them will fall to the ground without permission of the All Holy (All Creator *). The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid. If God (All-Parent *) cares for the sparrow, will He not care for you?”
  12. “It is enough for the disciples to be like their master, and the servants like their lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of His household? Don’t be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered, that will not be revealed; or anything hidden, that will not be known. “
  13. “What I tell you in darkness, that speak in light when the time comes; and what you hear in the ear, that preach upon the housetops. Whosoever confesses the truth before men, those will I also confess before myParent in heaven. ”
  14. “Verily I have come to send peace upon earth. But when I speak, notice a sword follows. I have come to unite, but notice, a man will be at variance with his father, the daughter with her mother, and thedaughter-in-law with her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes will be those of his own household. For the unjust cannot mate with those who are just. “
  15. “They who don’t take their cross and follow after me, are not worthy of me. He that finds his life will lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, will find it. “

 

* 1997 Translation

 

 

            CHAPTER  18:  The Sending of the Two and Seventy.

 

  1. After these things the Lord appointed two and seventy, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place of the tribes to where He himself would come.
  2. Therefore He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the lord of the harvest that He would send forth laborers into the harvest. “
  3. “Go your ways, behold I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes, and salute no man by the way. “
  4. “And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, “Peace be to this house; and if the spirit of peace be there your peace will rest upon it; if not it will turn to you again. “
  5. “And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you without taking of life, and heal the sick that are therein, and say to them, “The kingdom of God is coming near to you. “
  6. “And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give without shedding of blood, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Don’t go from house to house. “
  7. “But into whatsoever city you enter and they don’t receive, go your ways out into the streets and say, ‘Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we wipe off against you, notwithstanding be sure of this, that the kingdom of God is coming near to you. ‘”
  8. “Woe to you, Chorazi! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyure and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have had repented a great while ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for them in the judgment than for you. “
  9. “And you Capernaum, which is exalted to heaven will be thrust down to Hades. They that hear you, hear also me; and they that despise you, despise also me; and they that despise me, despise Him that sent me. But let all be persuaded in their own minds. “
  10. And again Yeshua said to them, “Be merciful, so will you obtain mercy, forgive others, so will you be forgiven. With what measure you mete, with the same will it be meted to you again. “
  11. “As you do to others, so will it be done you; as you give, so will it be given to you, as you judge others, so will you be judged, as you serve others, so will you be served. “
  12. “For god is just, and rewards every one according to their works. That which they sow they will also reap. “

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  19:   Yeshua Teaches Concerning Prayer.

   

  1. As Yeshua was praying in a certain place on a mountain, some of his disciples came to him, and one of them said, “Lord teach us how to pray. ” And Yeshua said to them, “When you pray enter into your secret chamber, and when you have closed the door, pray to Abba Amma, who is above and within you, and your Father-Mother who sees all that is secret will answer you openly. “
  2. “But when you are gathered together, and pray in common, don’t use vain repetitions, for your heavenly Parent knows what things you need before you ask them. Pray in this manner,”
  3. “Our Father-Mother who are above and within,

          Hallowed be your sacred name in twofold trinity.

          In wisdom, love and equity, your kingdom come to all;

          Your Will be done, as in Heaven so in Earth.

          Our bread of the morrow give us this day,

          and the fruit of the living vine.

          As you forgive us our trespasses,

          so may we forgive others who trespass against us.

          Show upon us your goodness,

          that to others we may show the same.

          In the hour of temptation, deliver us from evil. “

          “For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory;

          From the Ages of ages, now and to the Ages of ages.

          Amen. “

 

  1. “And where so ever there are seven gathered together in the Holy Name there am I in the midst of them; yes, if only there are three or two; and where there is but one who prays in secret, I am with that one. “
  2. “Raise the stone, and there you will find me. Cleave the wood, and there am I. For in the fire and in the water even as in every living form, God is manifest as it’s life and it’s substance. “
  3. And the Lord said, “If your brother has sinned in word seven times a day, and seven times a day has made amendment, receive him. ” “Simon” said to him, ” Seven times a day?”
  4. The Lord answered and said to him, “I tell you also to seventy times seven, for even in the “prophets” , after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit, sinful utterances were found. “
  5. “Be considerate, be tender, be empathetic, be kind, not to your own kind alone, but to every creature which is within your care; for you are to them as gods, to whom they look in their need. Be slow to anger; for many sin in anger of which they repented, when their anger is past. “
  6. And there was a man whose hand was withered and he came to Yeshua and said, “Lord, I was a mason seeking sustenance by my hands, I beg you restore my health that I don’t have to shamefully beg for food. ” And Yeshua healed him, saying, “

There is a house made without hands, seek that, you may dwell therein. “

 

 

 

            CHAPTER  20:   The Return of the Two and Seventy

 

  1. And after a season the two and seventy joyfully returned again, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us through your name. “
  2. And He said to them, “I beheld Satan as lightning, fall from heaven. ”
  3. “Behold I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this, don’t rejoice that the spirits are subject to you; rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. “
  4. In that hour Yeshua rejoiced in spirit, and said, “I thank you, Holy Parent of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes; even so, all Holy, for so it seemed good in your sight. “
  5. “All things are delivered to me of the all Parent; and no man knows the son who is the daughter but the all Parent; nor who the all Parent is, but the son even the daughter, and they to whom the son and the daughter will reveal it. “
  6. And He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see. For many prophets and kings have desired to see those things, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them. “
  7. “Blessed are you of the inner circle who hear my word and to whom the mysteries are revealed; who give to no innocent creature the pain of prison or of death, but seek the good of all; for to such iseverlasting life. “
  8. “Blessed are you who abstain from all things gotten by bloodshed and death, and fulfill all righteousness; Blessed are you, for you shall attain to beatitude (1997 translation reads for to such is everlasting life). “

    CHAPTER 21: Yeshua Rebukes Cruelty to a Horse 

 

  1. And it came to pass that the Lord departed from the city and went over the mountains with His disciples. And they came to a mountain whose ways were steep and there they found a man with a beast of burden.  
  2. But the horse had fallen down, for it was over laden, and he struck it till the blood flowed. And Yeshua went to him and said, “Son of cruelty, why do you strike your beast? Don’t you see that it is too weak for its burden, and don’t you know that it suffers?” 
  3. But the man answered saying, “What have you to do therewith? I may strike it as much as it pleases me, for it is my own. I bought it with a goodly sum of money. Ask those who are with you, for they are of my acquaintance and know thereof. ” 
  4. And some of the disciples responded and said, “Yea Lord, it is as he says. We have seen when he bought it. ” And the Lord said again, “Don’t you see then how it bleeds, and don’t you also hear how it wails and laments?” But they said, “Nay, Lord, we don’t hear that it wails and laments?” 
  5. And the Lord was sorrowful, and said, “Woe to you because of the dullness of your hearts, you hear not how it laments and cries to the heavenly creator for mercy, but thrice woe to him, against whom it cries and wails in its pain. ” 
  6. And He went forward and touched it, and the horse stood up, and its wounds were healed. But to the man He said, “Go now your way and strike it henceforth no more, if you also desire to find mercy. ” 
  7. And seeing the people come to Him, Yeshua said to his disciples, “Because of the sick I am sick; because of the hungry I am hungry; because of the thirsty I am athirst. ” 
  8. He also said, “I have come to end the sacrifices and feasts of blood, and if you don’t cease offering and eating of flesh and blood, the wrath of God will not cease from you, even as it came to your fathers in the wilderness, who lusted for flesh, and ate to their content, and were filled with rottenness, and the plague consumed them. ” 
  9. And I say to you, “Though you be gathered together in my bosom, if you keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if you keep not the lesser mysteries, who shall give you the greater. “
  10. “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. “
  11. “If therefore you have not been faithful in the riches of unrighteousness, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” 
  12. “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and material wealth. ” And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided Him.  
  13. And He said to them, “You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. “
  14. The law and the prophets were until John; since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than one title of the law to fail. ” 
  15. Then there came some women to Him and brought their infants to Him, to whom they yet gave suck at their breasts, that He should bless them; and some said, “Why trouble you the master?”  
  16. But Yeshua rebuked them, and said, “Of such will come forth those who confess me before men. ” And He took them up in his arms and blessed them.

 

 

 

     CHAPTER 22: The Restoration of Iairus’ Daughter 

 

  1. And behold there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Iairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet, and he besought Him greatly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death; I pray you come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she shall live. ” And Yeshua went with him, and many people followed Him and thronged Him.  
  2. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and had not improved, but rather had grown worse.  
  3. When she had heard of Yeshua, she came in the press behind and touched His garment. For she said, “If I may touch but His garment, I shall be whole. ” And instantly the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  
  4. And Yeshua, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue had gone out of Him, turned Him about in the press and said, “Who touched my vesture?” And his disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging you and you ask, “Who touched me?” 
  5. And He looked round about to see her that had done this thing. . But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before Him and told Him all the truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you whole; go in peace and be whole of your plague. ”  
  6. While He yet spoke, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house a certain one who said, “Your daughter is dead; why do you trouble the Master any further?” 
  7. As soon as Yeshua heard the words that were spoken, He saith to the ruler of the synagogue, “Be not afraid, only believe. ” And He suffered no man to follow Him save Peter and James and John the brother of James.  
  8. And He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult and the minstrels, and those who lamented and wailed greatly.  
  9. And when He came in He said to him, “Why do you make this ado and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleeps. ” And they laughed Him to scorn, for they thought she was dead, and did not believe Him. But when He had put them all out, He took two of his disciples with him, and entered where the damsel was lying.  
  10. And He took the damsel by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cumi”; which means, “Damsel, arise. ”  
  11. And straightway the damsel arose and walked. She was twelve years old. And they were greatly astonished.  
  12. He charged them that no man should make it known, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.

 

 

   CHAPTER 23: Yeshua and the Samaritan Woman 

 

  1. Then Yeshua came to the city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.  
  2. Now Jacob’s Well was there. Yeshua therefore, wearied by his journey, sat alone on the edge of the well. It was about the sixth hour.  
  3. And there came a woman of Samaria to draw water; Yeshua said to her, “Give me a drink. ” (for his disciples were gone away to the city to buy food) 
  4. Then the woman of Samaria said to him, “How is it that you being a Iew, ask a drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?” (for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans).  
  5. Yeshua answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that says to you, ‘Give me drink’, you would have asked God, who would have given you living water. ” 
  6. The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep, from where do you get that living water. Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and who, with his children, his camels and oxen and sheep drank therefrom?” 
  7. Yeshua answered and said to her, “Who so ever drinks of this water shall thirst again, but whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him, will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. ” 
  8. The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw. ” Yeshua said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here. The woman answered and said, “I have no husband. ” 
  9. Yeshua looking upon her, said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband. ‘ For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not called your husband. In that you spoke truly. ” 
  10. The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. ” 
  11. Yeshua said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when you will worship God neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem. You worship you know not what; we know what we worship; for salvation is of Israel. ” (1997 translation reads: “Many worship what they know not. May it be that you know what you worship, for salvation comes to those who are made strong with The Law, for these indeed are the true Israel”)
  12. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the All- Parent in spirit and in truth; for such worshippers the All-Holy seeks. God is a spirit and they that worship, must worship in spirit and in truth. ” 
  13. The woman said to Him, “I know that the Messiah who is called Messiah, is coming; when He comes he will tell us all things. ” Yeshua said to her, “I am He who speaks to you. ” 
  14. And upon this came His disciples and marveled that He talked with the woman. Yet no man said, “What are you looking for? Or, “Why are you talking with her?” 
  15. The woman then left her water post, and went her way into the city and said to the men, “Come, see a man who told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Messiah?” 
  16. Then they went out of the city and came to Him, and many of the Samaritans believed in him, and they implored Him to stay with them; He remained there two days.

 

 

               CHAPTER 24: Yeshua Denounces Cruelty.  

He Heals the Sick and Casts Out Devils.  

 

  1. As Yeshua passed through a certain village He saw a crowd of idlers of the baser sort, and they were tormenting, and shamefully treating a cat which they had found. And Yeshua commanded them to desist and began to reason with them, but they would have none of His words, and reviled Him.  
  2. Then He made a whip of knotted cords and drove them away, saying, “This earth which my Father-Mother made for joy and gladness, you have made into the lowest hell with your deeds of violence and cruelty. ” And they fled before his face.  
  3. But one more vile than the rest returned and defied Him. And Yeshua put forth his hand, and the young man’s arm withered, and great fear came upon all; and one said, “He is a sorcerer. ” 
  4. And the next day the mother of the young man came to Yeshua, praying that He would restore the withered arm. And Yeshua spoke to them of the law of love and the unity of all life in the one family of God. And He also said, “As you do in this life to your fellow creatures, so shall it be done to you in the life to come. ” 
  5. And the young man believed and confessed his sins, and Yeshua stretched forth His hand, and his withered arm became whole even as the other. And the people glorified God who had given such power to man.  (1997 translation reads: “And the people glorified the Most High who gives such power to those who walk in The Way”)
  6. And when Yeshua departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us. ” And when He came into the house the blind men came to Him, and Yeshua saith to them, “Believe you that I am able to do this?” 
  7. They said to Him “Yes, Lord. ” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it to you. ” And their eyes were opened, and Yeshua straightway charged them, saying “See that you tell no man. ” But they, when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.  
  8. As they went forth, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a demon. And when the demon was cast out the dumb spoke, and the multitude marveled, saying, ” It was never so seen in Israel”. But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons through the prince of demons. ” 
  9. And Yeshua went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every disease among the people 
  10. But when He saw the multitudes He was moved with compassion towards them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.  
  11. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into His harvest.   
  12. And His disciples brought Him two small baskets with bread and fruit, and a pitcher of water. And Yeshua set the bread and the fruit before them and also the water. And they did eat and drink and were filled.  
  13. And they marveled, for each had enough and to spare, and there were four thousand. And they departed blessing God for what they had heard and seen.

 

 

        CHAPTER 25: The Sermon on the Mount (part I) 

 

  1. Yeshua seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when He was seated, the twelve came to him, and He lifted up His eyes on His disciples and said: 
  2. “Blessed in spirit are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. ” 
  3. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God. ” 
  4. “Yea, blessed are you, when men hate you, and when they separate you from their company, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake. Rejoice you in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers to the prophets. ”  
  5. “Woe to you that are rich! For you have received in this life your consolation. Woe to you that are full! For you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! For you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets. ” 
  6. “You are the salt of the earth, for every sacrifice must be salted with salt, but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot. ” 
  7. “You are the light of the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Parent who is in heaven. ” 
  8. “Don’t think that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets; I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no way pass from the law or the prophets until all be fulfilled. But behold one greater than Moses is here, and He will give you the higher law, even the perfect Law, and this Law will you obey. ” 
  9. “Whosoever therefore will break one of these commandments which He will give, and will teach men so, they will be called the least in the kingdom; but who so ever will do, and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. ” 
  10. “They who believe and obey will save their souls, and they who don’t obey will lose them. For I say to you, That except your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. “.  
  11. “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. ” 
  12. “Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; lest at any time your adversary delivers you to the judge, and the judge delivers you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. I tell you, you will by no means come out of there until you have paid the last bit. ”  
  13. “You have heard that it has been said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. Hear what I say to you, ‘Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you’. ” 
  14. “Bless those who curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you; that you may be the children of your Parent who is in heaven, and who makes the sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. ” 
  15. “For if you love those who love you, what thank have you? Sinners also love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thank have you? For sinners even do the same. And if you salute your brothers and sisters only, what more than others are you doing? Don’t even the tax gatherers do the same?” 
  16. “And if you desire something as strongly as you desire life, and it turns you from the truth, cast it out from you, for it is better to enter life possessing truth, than losing it, to be cast into outer darkness. ” 
  17. And if that which costs others pain or sorrow seems desirable to you, cast it out of your heart; in that way you will attain peace. It is better to endure sorrow, than to inflict it, on those who are weaker.  
  18. Be you therefore perfect, even as your Parent who is in heaven is perfect.

 

 

     CHAPTER 26: The Sermon on the Mount (part II) 

  1. “Take heed not to offer your donations in front of others, to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward of your Parent who is in heaven. Therefore, when you donate, don’t brag about it as do the hypocrites in the synagogues and in the streets; that they may have glory of men. They have their reward. ” 
  2. “But when you offer of yourself, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, and take heed that your offerings may be in secret; and the secret one which sees in secret shall approve of you openly. ” 
  3. “And when you pray, don’t be as the hypocrites are; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. They have their reward.  
  4. But you, when you pray, enter into your chamber and when you have shut your door pray to thy Father-Mother who is in secret; and the secret one that sees in secret will approve of you openly. ” 
  5. “And when you pray in common, use not vain petitions, as the heathen do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Don’t be like them therefore; for your heavenly Parent knows what things you have need of, before you ask. Pray in this way when you are gathered together: 
  6. “Our Parent Who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done; in earth as it is in heaven. Our bread of the morrow give us this day, and the fruit of the Living Vine. As Thou forgivest us our trespasses, so may we forgive the trespasses of others. Leave us not in temptation. Deliver us from evil; For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amun. ” 
  7. “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Parent will also forgive you; but if you don’t forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Parent in heaven forgive you your trespasses. ” 
  8. “Moreover, when you fast, don’t, like the hypocrites, be of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. They have their reward. ” 
  9. “And I say to you, “Except you fast from the world and its evil ways, you will in no wise find the kingdom; and except you keep the Sabbath and cease your haste to gather riches, you will not see the Father-Mother in heaven. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that people don’t perceive you as fasting; and the holy One who sees in secret will approve of you openly. ”  
  10. “Do likewise also when you mourn and are sad for the dead, for your loss is their gain. Don’t be as those who mourn before men and make loud lamentation and rend their garments, that they may be seen of men to mourn. For all souls are in the hands of God, and they who have done good, do rest with your ancestors in the bosom of the eternal. ” 
  11. “Rather pray for their rest and advancement, and consider that they are in the land of rest, which the eternal has prepared for them, and have the just reward of their deeds, and don’t murmur as those without hope. ” 
  12. “Don’t hoard treasures for yourself on earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but save treasures in heaven for yourselves, where neither moth nor rust corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ” 
  13. “The lamps of the body are the eyes; if therefore your sight is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are dim or lacking, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness?” 
  14. “No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and material wealth. ” 
  15. “Therefore I say to you, don’t be over anxious about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will put on. Is not the life more than meat and the body more than raiment? And what will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his life?” 
  16. Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Parent feeds them. Are you not much better cared for than thy? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? Why spend all your thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say to you, Solomon in all his gory was not arrayed like one of these.  
  17. “Why wouldn’t God, who clothes the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, clothe you much more, o you of little faith?” 
  18. “Therefore don’t be over anxious, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (All which things do the Gentiles seek). For your heavenly Parent knows that you have need of all these things. But first seek the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Don’t deal in advance with the evils of tomorrow; it is sufficient to deal with the evil of today. “

 

 

     Chapter 27: The Sermon on the Mount (part III) 

 

  1. “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again; and as you do to others, so shall it be done to you. ” 
  2. “And why do you behold the speck of dust that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye? Or how will you say to your brother, Let me pull the speck out of your eye; and behold a beam is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye; and then you will see clearly to cast the speck out of your brother’s eye. ” 
  3. “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine; lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you. ” 
  4. “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you; for everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to them that knock it shall be opened. ” (1997 translation adds: “And he that seeks, will not rest till he finds, and he that has found shall marvel, and he that has marveled shall reign, and he that has reigned shall rest”)
  5. “What man is there of you who, if his child ask bread, will give it a stone? Or, if it ask a fish, will give it a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Parent who is in heaven give good things to those who ask?” 
  6. “Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them. And what you would not that men should do to you, do you not so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. ” 
  7. “Enter in at the strait gate, for strait is the way and narrow the gate that leads to life, and few there be that find it. But wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in thereat. ” 
  8. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are raving wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” 
  9. “Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is only fit to be hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you will know the good from the evil. ” 
  10. “Not every one who cries my name, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, only he that does the will of my Father-Mother who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?’ And then will I say to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you that work iniquity. ” 
  11. “Therefore who so ever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, will I liken to a wise man who builds his house four-square upon a rock. And the rains descend, and the floods come, and the winds blow upon that house; and it does not fall, for it is founded upon a rock.  
  12. And everyone that hears these saying of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who builds his house upon the sand; and the rains descend, and the floods come and the winds blow and beat upon that house, and it falls, and great is the fall of it. But a city which is built four-square, enclosed in a circle or on the top of a hill, and established on a rock, can neither fall nor be hidden. ” 
  13. And it came to pass, when Yeshua had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine. For He taught them as one appealing to the reason and the heart, and not as the scribes who taught rather by authority.     

 

 

               CHAPTER 28: Yeshua Releases the Rabbits and Pigeons 

  1. It came to pass one day as Yeshua had finished His discourse, in a place near Tiberias where there are seven wells, a certain young man brought live rabbits and pigeons, that He might have to eat with his disciples.  
  2. And Yeshua looked on the young man with love and said to him, “You have a good heart and God shall give you light, but don’t you know that God in the beginning gave to man the fruits of the earth for food, and did not make him lower than the ape, or the ox, or the horse, or the sheep, that he should kill and eat the flesh and blood of his fellow creatures. ” 
  3. “You believe that Moses indeed commanded such creatures to be slain and offered in sacrifice and eaten, and so do you in the temple, but behold a greater than Moses is here, and He comes to put away the bloody sacrifice of the law, and the feasts on them, and to restore to you the pure oblation and unbloody sacrifice as in the beginning, even the grains and fruits of the earth. ” (instead of “but behold a greater than Moses is here”, the 1997 translation reads: “I have come to light The Way back to The Law, even the true Law of Moses”)
  4. “Of that which you offer to God in purity will you eat, but of that kind which you offer not in purity will you not eat, for the hour comes when your sacrifices and feasts of blood will cease, and you will worship God with a holy worship and a pure oblation. ” 
  5. “Let these creatures therefore go free, that they may rejoice in God and bring no guilt to man. ” And the young man let them free, and Yeshua broke their cages and their bonds.  
  6. But lo, they feared lest they should again be taken captive, and they went not away from Him, but He spoke to them and dismissed them, and they obeyed his word, and departed in gladness.  
  7. At that time as they sat by the well, which was in the midst of the six, Yeshua stood up and cried out, “If any are thirsty, let them come to me and drink, for I will give to them of the waters of life. ” 
  8. “Out of the hearts of those who believe in me, will flow rivers of water, and they will speak with power of that which is given to them; and their doctrine will be as living water. ” (1997 translation reads: “They who believe in the Lord and fulfill The Law, out of their hearts. . . “)
  9. (This he spoke of the spirit, which they that believed in him should receive; for the fullness of the spirit was not yet given because Yeshua was not yet glorified. ) 
  10. “Whosoever drinks of the water that I will give will newer thirst, but the water which comes from God will be in them, a well of water, springing up to everlasting life. ” 
  11. And at that time John sent two of his disciples, saying, “Are you He that is expected, or are we looking for someone else?” And in that same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of their evil spirits, and to many blind he gave sight. ” 
  12. Then Yeshua said to them, “Go your way, and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, (1997 translation adds: “the sleeping awake”) the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. And blessed is He, whosoever shall not be offended in me. ” 
  13. And when the messengers of John were departed, He began to speak to the people concerning John. “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind, or a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they who are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts. ” 
  14. “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and the greatest of prophets. ” 
  15. “This is He, of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which will prepare your way before you. For I say to you, among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. ” 
  16. And all the people that heard Him, and the taxgatherers, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. (1997 translation reads instead: “not being baptized of the Spirit”)

 

 

                CHAPTER 29: Feeding of the Five Thousand with Six Loaves 

and Seven Cluster of Grapes. Healing of the Sick 

  1. And the Feast of the Passover drew near. The Apostles and their fellows gathered themselves together to Yeshua and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And He said to them, “Come you yourselves apart into a desert place and rest a while. ” For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.  
  2. And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. And the people saw them departing, and many knew Him, and ran afoot away, out of all cities, and out went them, and came together to Him.
  3. And Yeshua, when He came forth, saw many people and was moved with compassion towards them, because they were as sheep having not a shepherd.  
  4. And the day was far spent, and His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed. Send them away, that they may go into the country round about into the villages, and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat. ” 
  5. He answered and said to them, “You give them to eat. ” And they said to him, ” Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?” 
  6. He said to them, “How many loaves have you? Go and see. ” And when they knew, they said, “six loaves and seven clusters of grapes. ” And He commanded them to make all sit down by companies of fifty upon the grass. And they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties.  
  7. And when He had taken the six loaves and the seven clusters of grapes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and the grapes also, and gave them to his disciples to set before them, and they divided them among them all.  
  8. And they did all eat and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that were left. And they that did eat of the loaves and of the fruit were about five thousand men, women and children, and He taught them many things.  
  9. And when the people had seen and heard, they were filled with gladness and said, “truly this is that prophet that should come into the world. ” And when He perceived that they would take him by force to make him a king, He immediately constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before Him to Bethsaida, while He sent away the people.  
  10. And when He had sent them away He departed into a mountain to pray. And when evening had come, He was there alone, but the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossing in the waves, for the wind was contrary.  
  11. During the third watch of the night Yeshua went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a spirit”; and they cried out for fear. But Yeshua spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer. It is I; be not afraid. ” 
  12. And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it be you, bid me come to you on the water”. And He said, “Come!” And when Peter came down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Yeshua. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried, saying, “Lord save me!” 
  13. Instantly Yeshua stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt? Did I not call you?” 
  14. And He went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased, and they were amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered. They did not consider the miracle of the loaves and the fruit, for their heart was hardened.  
  15. And when they came into the ship there was a great calm. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped Him, saying, “Of a truth you are a Son of God. ” 
  16. And when they had passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore. And when they came out of the ship, they knew Him instantly. They ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds of those who were sick, to where they heard He was.  
  17. And where so ever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch if it were but the border of His garment, and as many as touched Him were made whole.  
  18. After these things Yeshua came with His disciples into Judæa, and there He tarried and baptized many who came to Him and received his doctrine. (1997 translation instead reads: “and received the doctrine of The Way”)

 

 

  CHAPTER 30: The Bread of Life and the Living Vine 

  1. The day following, the people which stood on the other side of the sea, saw that there had been no other boat there, save the one whereto His disciples had entered; and that Yeshua did not go into the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone alone. When the people therefore saw that Yeshua was not there, nor His disciples, they also took ship and came to Capernaum, seeking Yeshua.  
  2. And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, how did you come here?” Yeshua answered them, “You sought me, not because you have seen the miracles, but because you have eaten of the loaves and the fruit, and were filled. Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for the meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man, who is also the Child of God, will give to you; for him has God the All Parent sealed. ” (1997 translation instead reads: “the Son of Man, who is also a Child of God”)
  3. Then said they to Him, “What shall we do that we may work the works of God?” Yeshua answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe the truth, in I who am, and who gives to you, the truth and the life. ” (1997 translation instead reads: “This is the work of The Law, that you believe and live The Truth”)
  4. They said therefore to Him, “What sign do you show us then that we may see and believe you? What work do you do? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. ” 
  5. Then Yeshua said to them, “Moses did not give you the true bread from heaven; but my Parent gives you the true bread from heaven and the fruit of the living vine. For the food of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world. ” 
  6. Then said they to Him, “Lord, ever more give us this bread, and this fruit. ” And Yeshua said to them, “I am the true bread; I am the living vine; they that come to me shall never hunger; and they that believe in me shall never thirst. Except you eat the flesh and drink the blood of God, you have no life in you. But you have seen me and believe not. ” 
  7. “All that my Parent has given to me will come to me and they that come to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the Will of God who sent me. ” 
  8. The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said “I am the bread which comes down from heaven”. And they said, “Is not this Yeshua, the son of Joseph and Mary whose parentage we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I came down from heaven?'” 
  9. Yeshua therefore answered and said to them, “Don’t murmur among yourselves. None can come to me except holy love and wisdom draw them, and these shall rise at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘They shall be all taught of God. ‘ Every man therefore that has heard and has learned of the truth, comes to me. ” 
  10. “Not that anyone hath seen the holiest at any time, save they which are of the holiest, they alone, see the holiest. They who believe the truth, have everlasting life. ” (1997 translation instead reads: “they who believe and live The Truth, have everlasting life”)

         CHAPTER 31: The Bread of Life and the Living Vine. Yeshua Rebukes the Thoughtless Driver.  

  1. Again Yeshua said, “I am (1997: become) the true bread and the living vine. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness and are dead. This is the food of God which comes down from heaven, that whosoever eat thereof will not die. I am (1997 become) the living food which came down from heaven. If any eat of this food they will live for ever; and the bread that I will give is my truth; and the wine which I will give is my life. ” 
  2. And the Jews strove amongst themselves, saying, “How can this man give us himself for food?” Then Yeshua said, “Do you think that I speak of the eating of flesh, which you ignorantly do in the temple of God?”  
  3. My body is the substance of God; and this is meat indeed, and my blood is the life of God; and this is drink indeed. Not as your ancestors; they craved for flesh, and God gave them flesh in his wrath, and they ate of corruption until it stank in their nostrils, and their carcasses fell by the thousand in the wilderness by reason of the plague.  
  4. Of such it is written, “They shall wander nine and forty years in the wilderness till they are purified from their lusts, ere they enter into the land of rest, yea, seven times seven years shall they wander because they have not know my ways, neither obeyed my laws. ” 
  5. “But they who eat this flesh and drink this blood dwell in me and I in them. As the Father-Mother of life has sent me, and by whom I live, so they that eat of me who am the truth and the life, even they shall live by me. ” 
  6. This is that living bread which coming down from heaven gives life to the world, not as your ancestors did eat manna and are dead. They that eat of this bread and this fruit, shall live forever. ” These things said He.  
  7. When Yeshua knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said to them, “Does this offend you? What if you shall see the Son and Daughter of man ascend to where they were before? It is the spirit that quickens, the flesh and blood profit nothing. The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life. ” 
  8. “But there are some of you who do not believe. ” (Yeshua knew from the beginning who would believe him and who would betray him. ) He said to them, “No one can come to me, except it were given from above. ” 
  9. From that time many of His disciples returned and walked no more with Him. Then said Yeshua to the twelve, “Will you also go away?” 
  10. Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. And we believe and we are sure that you are that Messiah, a Son of the Living God. ” 
  11. Yeshua answered them, “Have I not chosen you twelve, and one also who is a traitor?” He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon the Levite, for he it was who should betray him.  
  12. And Yeshua was traveling to Jerusalem. There came a camel heavy laden with wood; and the camel could not drag it up the hill to the destination, because of the weight; and the driver beat him and cruelly ill-treated him, but he could make him go no further.  
  13. And Yeshua seeing this, said to him, “Why do you beat your (1997 lesser) brother?” And the man answered, “I don’t perceive the camel to be my brother, is he not a beast of burden and made to serve me?” 
  14. And Yeshua said, “Has the same God not made the camel and your children, who serve you, of the same substance? And don’t you have one breath of life which you received from God?” 
  15. And the man marveled much at this saying, and he ceased beating the camel, and took off some of the burden. The camel walked up the hill as Yeshua went before him, and stopped no more until he ended his journey.  
  16. And the camel knew Yeshua, having felt the love of God in him. And the man inquired further of the doctrine, and Yeshua taught him gladly and he became His disciple.

 

 

                CHAPTER 32: Good the Food and Drink of All.  

 

  1. And it came to pass as He sat at supper with His disciples, one of them said to Him, ” Master, how is it that you say that you will give your flesh to eat and your blood to drink? Those are harsh words to many?” 
  2. And Yeshua answered, “The words which I spoke to you are spirit and they are life. To the ignorant and the carnal-minded they savor of blood-shed and death, but blessed are they who understand. ” 
  3. “Behold the corn which grows up into ripeness and is cut down, and ground in the mill, and baked with fire into bread! Of this bread is my body which you see, made; and lo the grapes which grow on the vine to ripeness, and are plucked and crushed in the wine press and yield the fruit of the vine! Of this fruit of the vine and of water is my blood made. ” 
  4. “For of the fruits of the trees and the seeds of the herbs alone do I partake, and these are changed by the spirit into my flesh and my blood. Of these alone and their like will you who believe in me eat, and be my disciples, for of these, in the spirit, come life and health and healing to man. ” 
  5. Truly my presence will be with you in the substance and life of God, manifested in this body, and this blood; and of these will you all, who believe in me, eat and drink. ” 
  6. “For in all places will I be raised for the life of the world. As it is written in the prophets, “From the rising sun to the setting of the same, in every place a pure oblation with incense will be offered to my name. ‘” 
  7. “As in the natural so in the spiritual. My doctrine and my life will be meat and drink to you–the Bread of Life and the Wine of Salvation. ” 
  8. “As the corn and the grapes are transmuted into flesh and blood, so must your natural minds be changed into spiritual. Seek you the transmutation of the natural into the spiritual. ” 
  9. “I say to you, in the beginning, all creatures of God did find their sustenance in the herbs and the fruits of the earth alone, till the ignorance and the selfishness of man turned many of them from the use which God had given them, to that which was contrary to their original use, but even these shall yet return to their natural food, as it is written in the prophets, and their words shall not fail. ” 
  10. “God always gives eternal life and substance to renew the forms of the universe. It is therefore of the flesh and blood, even the substance and life of the eternal, that you are partaking; and my words are spirit and they are life. ” 
  11. “And if you keep my commandments and live the life of the righteous, you will be happy in this life, and in that which is to come. Do not marvel therefore that I said to you, except you eat of the flesh and drink of the blood of God, you have no life in you. ” (1997 translation instead reads: “If you keep The Commandments and live in The Way of The Law. . . “)
  12. And the disciples responded, “Lord, ever more give us to eat of this bread, and to drink of this cup, for your words are meat and drink indeed. May we live through your life and substance forever. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 33: The Shedding of Blood of Others 

is No Remission of Sins.  

 

  1. Yeshua was teaching His disciples in the outer court of the temple and one of them said to Him, “Master, it is said by the priests that without shedding of blood there is no remission. Can then the blood offerings of the laws take away sin?” 
  2. And Yeshua answered, “No blood offering, of beast or bird, or man, can take away sin. For how can the conscience be purged from sin by the shedding of innocent blood? Nay, it will increase the condemnation. “
  3. “The priests indeed receive such offerings as a reconciliation of the worshippers for the trespasses against (1997 “that which they believe to be) the Law of Moses; but for sins against the Law of God there can be no remission, save by repentance and amendment. ” 
  4. Is it not written in the prophets, “Put your blood sacrifices to your burnt offerings, and away with them, and cease from the eating flesh. I did not speak to your fathers nor commanded them, concerning these things, when I brought them out of Egypt. But this thing I commanded saying, 
  5. “Obey my voice and walk in the ways that I have commanded you, and you will be my people, and it shall be well with you. But they did not listen, nor inclined their ear. ” 
  6. “And what doth the eternal command you, but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God? Is it not written that in the beginning God ordained the fruits of the trees and the seeds and the herbs to be food for all flesh?” 
  7. “But they have made the house of prayer a den of thieves, and for the oblation with incense, they have polluted my altars with blood, and eaten of the flesh of the slain. ” 
  8. “But I say to you, shed no innocent blood nor eat flesh. Walk upright, love mercy, and do justly, and your days shall be long in the land. ” 
  9. “The corn that grows from the earth with the other grain, is it not transmuted by the spirit into my flesh? The grapes of the vineyard, with the other fruits, are they not transmuted by the spirit into my blood? Let these, with your bodies and souls be your memorial to the eternal. ” 
  10. “In these is the presence of God manifest as the substance and as the life of the world. Of these will you eat and drink for the remission of sins, and for eternal life, to all who obey my words. ” 
  11. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market, a pool which is called Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, half withered, waiting for the moving of the water.  
  12. For at a certain season, an angel went down into the pool and troubled the water; who so ever went first into the waters was made whole of whatever disease he had. And a man impotent from his birth was there.  
  13. And Yeshua said to him, “Don’t the waters bring healing? He said to Him, “Yea, Lord. But when the water is troubled, I have no man to put me in, and while I am trying to come, another steps down before me. ” And Yeshua said to him “Arise, take up your bed and walk. And immediately he rose and walked. And on the same day was the Sabbath. ”  
  14. The Jews therefore said to him, “It is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to carry your bed. ” And he that was healed did not know that it was Yeshua. And Yeshua had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.

 

 

       CHAPTER 34: Love of Yeshua for All Creatures.  

 

  1. When Yeshua knew how the Pharisees had murmured and complained because he made and baptized more disciples than John, he left Judæa, and departed again into Galilee.  
  2. And Yeshua came to a certain tree and lived beneath it many days. And there came Mary Magdalen and other women and ministered to Him of their substance, and He taught daily all that came to Him.  
  3. And the birds gathered around Him, and welcomed Him with their song, and other living creatures came to His feet, and He fed them, and they ate out of His hands.  
  4. And when He departed He blessed the women who showed love to him and turning to the fig tree, he blessed it also, saying, “You have given me shelter and shade from the burning heat, and with all you have given me food also. ” 
  5. “Be blessed, increase and be fruitful, and let all who come to you, find rest and shade and food, and let the birds of the air rejoice in your branches. ” 
  6. And behold the tree grew and flourished exceedingly; and its branches took root downward, and sent shoots upward, and it spread mightily, so that no tree was like to it for its size and beauty, and the abundance and goodness of its fruit.  
  7. And as Yeshua entered into a certain village He saw a young cat which had none to care for her, and she was hungry and cried to Him, and He took her up, and put her inside his garment, and she lay on His bosom.  
  8. And when He came into the village He set food and drink before the cat, and she ate and drank, and showed thanks to Him. And He gave her to one of his disciples, who was a widow, whose name was Lorenza, and she took care of her.  
  9. And some of the people said, “This man cares for all creatures. Are they his brothers and sisters that he should love them?” And He said to them, “these are your fellow creatures of the great household of God. Yea, they are your brothers and sisters, having the same breath of life in the eternal. ” 
  10. “And whosoever cares for one of the least of these, and gives it to eat and drink in its need, does the same to me. And who so willingly suffers one of these to be in want, and defends it not when evilly entreated, does the evil to me. For as you have done in this life, so shall it be done to you in the life to come. “

 

 

          CHAPTER 35: The Good Law. Mary and Martha 

 

  1. And behold a certain lawyer stood up and tempted Him, saying, “Master, what shall I do to gain eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”  
  2. And he answered, “Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you. Love your God with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul. Do to others as you would have them do to you. .  
  3. And He said to him, “You have answered correctly. Do this and you will live; All the law and the prophets depend on these three commandments. For who loves God, loveth his neighbor. ” 
  4. But he, willing to justify himself, said to Yeshua, “And who is my neighbor?” And Yeshua answered, (1997 adds: “Even every living thing on the face of the Earth”)  
  5. “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead.  And by chance there came down a certain priest that way, and when he saw him he passed by on the one side. And likewise a Levite also came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. ” 
  6. “But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him he had compassion upon him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. ” 
  7. And the next day when he departed he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said, “Take care of him and whatsoever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you. ” 
  8. Which now of these three, do you think, was neighbor to him that fell among thieves?” And he said, “He that showed mercy on him. ” Then said Yeshua to him, “Go, and do likewise. ” 
  9. Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village, and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Yeshua’ feet, and heard his word.  
  10. But Martha was upset about having to serve so much, and came to Him saying, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Instruct her to come and help me. ” 
  11. And Yeshua answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are careful and concerned about many things, but one thing is necessary, Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her. ” 
  12. Again, As Yeshua sat at supper with His disciples in a certain city, He said to them, “As a table set upon twelve pillars, so am I in the midst of you. ” 
  13. I say to you, “Wisdom builds her house and hews out her twelve pillars. She prepares her bread and her oil, and mingle her wine. She furnishes her table. ” 
  14. “And she stands on the high places of the city, and cries to the sons and the daughters of men, Whosoever will, let them turn this way, let them eat of my bread and take of my oil, and drink of my wine. ” 
  15. “Forsake the foolish and live, and go in the way of understanding. The veneration of God is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy One is understanding. By me will your days be multiplied, and the years of your life will be increased. “

 

 

      CHAPTER 36: The Woman Taken in Adultery 

 

  1. On a certain day, early in the morning, Yeshua came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him, and He sat down and taught them.  
  2. And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery. When they had set her in the middle, they said to him, “Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the Law commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do you say?” 
  3. This they said, tempting Him, that they might have something to accuse Him. But Yeshua stooped down, and with this finger wrote on the ground, as though He did not hear them.  
  4. So when they continued asking Him, He raised himself, and said to them, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her. ” 
  5. And again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. And they who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the eldest, even to the last; and Yeshua was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.  
  6. When Yeshua had raised himself, and saw none but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no one condemned you? She said to Him, “No one, Lord. ” And Yeshua said to her, “Neither do I condemn thee. Henceforth sin no more; go in peace. ” 
  7. And He spoke this parable to certain people who trusted that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a rich Pharisee, learned in the law, and the other a tax gatherer, who was a sinner. ” 
  8. “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, “God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax gatherer. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. ‘” 
  9. “And the tax gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but beat upon his breast, saying, “God be merciful to me a sinner. ” 
  10. “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalts himself will be humbled; and he that humbles himself will be exalted. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 37: The Re-Generation of the Soul 

 

  1. Yeshua sat in the porch of the temple, and some came to learn His doctrine, and one said to Him, “Master, what do you teach concerning life?” 
  2. And He said to them, “Blessed are they who suffer many experiences, for they will be made perfect through suffering; they will be as the angels of God in heaven and will die no more. Neither will they be born any more, for death and birth have no more dominion over them. “
  3. “They who have suffered and have overcome will be made pillars of the temple of my God, and they will go out no more. I say to you, except you be born again of water and of fire, you cannot see the kingdom of God. ”  
  4. And a certain Rabbi, Nicodemus, came to Him by night for fear of the Jews, and said to Him, “How can a man be born again when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born again?” 
  5. Yeshua answered “Except a man be born again of flesh and of spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it comes or to where it goes. ” 
  6. “The light shines from the East even to the West; out of the darkness. The sun rises and sets into darkness again; so is it with man, from the ages to the ages. ” 
  7. “When it cometh from the darkness, it is that he has lived before, and when it goes down again into darkness, it is that he may rest for a little, and there after again exist. ” 
  8. “So through many changes must you be made perfect, as it is written in the book of Job, ‘I am a wanderer, changing place after place and house after house, until I come into the city and mansion which is eternal. ‘” 
  9. And Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” And Yeshua answered , “You are a teacher in Israel, and do not understand these things? Truly, we speak that which we know, and bear witness to that which we have seen, and you do not receive our witness. ” 
  10. “If I tell you of earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things? No one ascends into heaven, unless they descended out of heaven, even the son or daughter of man which is in Heaven. “

 

CHAPTER 38: Yeshua Condemns the Ill-Treatment of Animals 

 

  1. And some of his disciples came and told him of a certain Egyptian, a son of Belial, who taught that it was lawful to torment animals, if their sufferings brought any profit to men.  
  2. And Yeshua said to them, “They, whose hands are stained with blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh, or they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God’s creatures, cannot be righteous; nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom. ” 
  3. “God gives the grains and the fruits of the earth for food; and for righteous man truly there is no other lawful sustenance for the body. ” 
  4. “The robber who breaks into the house made by man is guilty, but they who break into the house made by God, even of the least of these are the greater sinners. Wherefore I say to all who desire to be my disciples, keep your hands from bloodshed and let no flesh meat enter your mouths, for God is just and bountiful, who ordains that man shall live by the fruits and seeds of the earth alone. ” 
  5. But if any animal suffer greatly; and if its life be a misery to it, or if it be dangerous to you, release it from its life quickly, and with as little pain as you can. Send it forth in love and mercy. Don’t torment it. God the “Father-Mother” will show mercy to you, as you have shown mercy to those given into your hands. ” 
  6. “And what so ever you do to the least of these, my children, you do it to me. For I am in them and they are in me. Yea, I am in all “creatures” and all creatures are in me. In all their joys I rejoice, in all their afflictions I am afflicted. Wherefore I say to you, be kind one to another, and to all the creatures of god. ” 
  7. And it came to pass the day after, that He came into a city called “Nain” ; and many of his “disciples” went with Him, and many people.  
  8. Now when He came near to the gate of the city, behold there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and many people of the city were with her.  
  9. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion upon her, and said to her, “Weep not, thy son sleeps. ” And he came and touched the bier; and they that bare him stood still. And He said, “Young man, arise. ” 
  10. And he that was esteemed dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother. And there came an awe upon all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great “prophets” is risen up among us;”

And, “God has visited his people. “

 

 

CHAPTER 39: Seven Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven 

 

  1. Again Yeshua was sitting under the “fig tree” , and His “disciples” gathered round Him, and, round them came a multitude of people to hear Him, and He said to them, “To what shall I liken the “kingdom” of heaven? 
  2. And he spoke this parable, “The “kingdom” of heaven is like a certain seed, small among “seeds” . One takes and sows this seed in the field. When it is grown it becomes a great tree which sends its branches all around. These branches shoot downward into the earth to take root. They grow upward, till the field is covered by the tree. The birds of the air come and lodge in its branches and the “creatures” of the earth find shelter beneath it. ” 
  3. “He offered another parable to them, saying, “The “kingdom” of heaven is like a great treasure hid in a field. When one finds this treasure one hides it, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that one has to buy that field, knowing how great will be the wealth there from. ” 
  4. “Again the “kingdom” of heaven is like one very valuable pearl, which is found by a merchant seeking goodly pearls. The merchant finding it, sells all that he has to buys the pearl, knowing how much more valuable it is than what he paid for it.  
  5. “The “kingdom” of Heaven is like a woman who takes of the incorruptible leaven and hides it in three measures of meal, until the whole is leavened, and being baked by fire, becomes one loaf. Or, again, to one who takes a measure of pure wine, and pours it into two or four measures of water, until the whole being mingled becometh the fruit of the vine. ” 
  6. “The “kingdom” of heaven is like to a city built four-square on the top of a high hill, and established on a rock, and strong in its surrounding wall, and its towers and its gates, which lie to the north, and to the south, and to the east, and to the west. Such a city does not fall, neither can it to be hidden. Its gates are open to all, who, having the keys, will enter therein. ” 
  7. And he spoke another parable, saying, “The “kingdom” of heaven is like to food seed that someone sowed in their field, but in the night, while their slept, their enemy came and sowed noxious weeds among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade sprung up and brought forth fruit in the ear, there appeared the noxious weed also. ” 
  8. “And the servants of the household came to ask, did you not sow good seed in your field? Why does it have noxious weeds? And they were, “An enemy has done this. ” 
  9. And the servants said, “Do you want us to weed the field?” They wee told, “Nay, in case while you are weeding the tares, you root up the good wheat with them. ” 
  10. “Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “Gather up first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them and enrich the soil, but gather the wheat into my barn. “
  11. And again He spoke, saying, “The “kingdom” of heaven is like the sowing of seed. Behold a sower went forth to sow, and as he sowed, some “seeds” fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured them. ” 
  12. “And others fell upon rocky places without much earth, and instantly they sprang up because they had no deepness of earth, and when the sun was high they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. ” 
  13. “And others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. And others fell upon good ground, ready prepared, and yielded fruit, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty. ” They who have ears to hear let them hear. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 40: Yeshua Expounds His Inner 

Teaching to the Twelve 

 

  1. And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do you speak in parables to the multitude?” He answered, “Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. ” 
  2. “For who so ever has, to him will be given, and he will have more abundance; but whosoever has not, from him will be taken away even that which he seems to have. ” 
  3. “So I speak to them in parables, because they seeing, see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. ” 
  4. “For in them is fulfilled, the prophecy of Esaias, which says, “Hearing you will hear and will not understand; and seeing you will see and will not perceive; for this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and they have closed their eyes, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted and I should heal them. ” 
  5. “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear, and your hearts for they understand. I say to you, many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them, and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them. ” 
  6. Then Yeshua sent the multitude away and His disciples came to Him, saying, “Declare to us the parable of the field;” and He answered, “He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the noxious weeds are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels . ” 
  7. “As therefore the noxious weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so will it be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire, and they who will not be purified will be utterly consumed. Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of heaven. ” 
  8. “Hear also the parable of the sower. The seed that falls by the wayside are like the unheard words of the kingdom. One hears but does not understand these heavenly seeds. Then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in ones heart. These are they the ones who receive seed by the wayside. ” 
  9. “And they that received the seed into stony places, the same are they that hear the word and immediately receive it with joy. Yet they are not well rooted in themselves but endure only a while. When tribulation or persecution arise because of the word, by and by they are offended. ” 
  10. “They who received seed among the thorns are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and they become unfruitful. ” 
  11. “But they that receive the seed into the good ground, are they who hear the word and understand it, who also bear fruit and bring forth, some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred fold. ” 
  12. “These things I declare to you of the inner circle; but to those of the outer in parables. Let them hear who have ears to hear. “

   CHAPTER 41: Yeshua Gives Liberty to the Caged Birds.  

  1. And as Yeshua was going to Jericho He met a man with a cage full of birds, including some very young doves, which he had caught. And He saw how they were in misery having lost their liberty, and moreover being tormented with hunger and thirst.  
  2. And He said to the man, “What are you doing with these?” And the man answered, “I go to make my living by selling these birds which I have taken. ” 
  3. And Yeshua said, “What would you think, if another, stronger than you or with greater craft, were to catch you and bind you, or your wife, or your children, and cast you into a prison, in order to sell you into captivity for his own profit, and to make a living?” 
  4. “Are not these your fellow creatures only weaker than you? And doesn’t the same God our Father-Mother care for them as for you? Let these your little brothers and sisters have their freedom, and see that you don’t do this thing any more, but provide honestly for your living. ”  
  5. And the man marveled at these words and at His authority, and he let the birds go free. So when the birds came forth they flew to Yeshua and stood on his shoulder and sang to Him.  
  6. And the man inquired further of His doctrine, and he went his way, and learnt the craft of making baskets, and by this craft he earned his bread; and afterwards he broke his cages and his traps and became a disciple of Yeshua.  
  7. And Yeshua beheld a man working on the Sabbath, and He said to him, man, if you know what you are doing, you are blessed, for you are not breaking the law in the spirit; but if you don’t know, you are accursed and a transgressor of the law.
  8. “And again Yeshua said to His disciples, what shall be done to these servants who, knowing their Lord’s will, don’t prepare themselves for His coming, neither do according to His Will?” 
  9. “They that know their master’s will, and don’t do it, will be beaten with many stripes. But they who don’t know their master’s will, and don’t do it, will be beaten with but few stripes. To whomsoever much is given, of them is much required; and to whom little is given, from them is but little required. ” 
  10. And there was a certain man who was blind from his birth. And he denied that there were such things as sun, moon, and stars, or that color existed. And they tried in vain to persuade him that other people saw them; and they led him to Yeshua, and He anointed his eyes and made him see.  
  11. And he greatly rejoiced with wonder and fear, and confessed that before he was blind. And now, after this, he said, “I see all, I know everything, I am a god. ” 
  12. And Yeshua again said to him, “How can you know all? You can’t see through the walls of your house, nor read the thoughts of your fellow-men, nor understand the language of birds, or of beasts. You can not even recall the events of your former life, conception, or birth. “
  13. “Remember with humility how much remains unknown to you, yes, unseen, and doing so, you may see more clearly. “

 

 

 

    CHAPTER 42: Yeshua Teaches Concerning Marriage 

 

  1. And it came to pass that when Yeshua had finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee and came into the coasts of Judæa beyond Jordan ; and great multitudes followed Him and He healed them there.  
  2. The Pharisees also came to Him, tempting Him and saying to Him, “is it lawful for a man to put away a wife for every cause?” 
  3. And He answered and said to them, “In some nations, one man has many wives, and puts away whom he will for a just cause; and in some, a woman has many husbands, and puts away whom she will for a just cause; and in others, one man is joined to one woman, in mutual love, and this is the first and the better way. ” 
  4. “For have you not read that God who made them at the beginning, made them male and female, and said, “For this cause shall a man or a woman leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife or her husband, and the twain shall be one flesh. ” 
  5. “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God have joined together, let not man put asunder. ” 
  6. They said to him, “Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorce? He said to them, “Moses because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives, even as he permitted you to eat flesh, for many causes, but from the beginning it was not so.  
  7. “And I say to you, whosoever shall put away a wife, except it be for a just cause, and shall marry another in her place, commits adultery. ” His disciples said to him, “If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. ” 
  8. But He said to them, “All cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some, celibates who were so born from their mother’s womb, and there are some, which were made celibates of men, and there are some, who have made themselves celibate for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. ” 
  9. Then there came to Him little children that He should put His hands on them and bless them, and the disciples rebuked them.  
  10. But Yeshua said, “Suffer the little children to come to me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And He laid His hands on them and blessed them.  
  11. And as He entered into a certain village, he met ten men there who were lepers, who stood far off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, “Yeshua, Master, have mercy on us. ” 
  12. And when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests. ” And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.  
  13. And Yeshua said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? There are none found who returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And He said to him, “Arise, go your way; your faith has made you whole. ” 

 

 

                CHAPTER 43: Yeshua Teaches Concerning the Riches 

of this World and the Washing of Hands and Unclean Meats.  

 

  1. And, behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” And He said to him “Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God; but if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments. He said to him, “Which are they?” 
  2. Yeshua said, “What did Moses teach? 
  3. Thou shalt not kill; 
  4. Thou shalt not commit adultery; 
  5. Thou shalt not steal; 
  6. Thou shalt not bear false witness; 
  7. Honor thy father and thy mother; 
  8. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. ” 
  9. The young man said to Him, “All these things have I kept from my youth up; what am I yet lacking?” 
  10. Yeshua said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you have in abundance, and give to those who don’t have, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me. ” 
  11. But when the young man heard that saying, he want away sorrowful, for had great possessions, yea, more than satisfied his needs.  
  12. Then said Yeshua to His disciples, “I tell you truly, that the rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the “gate of the needle’s eye than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God. ” 
  13. When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, “Who then can be saved? But Yeshua beheld them, and said to them, “:For the carnal mind this is impossible, but with the spiritual mind all things are possible. ” 
  14. And I say to you, ” Don’t make friends of the riches of unrighteousness that when you fail they may receive you into their earthly habitations; but rather, of the true riches, even the wisdom of God, so that you may be received into everlasting mansions which don’t fade away.  
  15. Then Peter said to Him, “Behold we have abandoned everything and followed you. And Yeshua said to them, “Verily I say to you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, but the things of this world they are not mine to give.  
  16. And everyone that has forsaken riches, houses, friends, for the kingdom of heaven’s sake and its righteousness, will receive a hundred fold in the age to come and will inherit everlasting life. But many that are first will be last, and many that are last will be first.  
  17. And there came to Him certain of the scribes and Pharisees who had seen one of His “disciples” eat with unwashed hands.  
  18. And they found fault, for the Jews don’t eat unless they have first washed their hands. They observe many other things, in the washing of cups and of vessels and of tables.  
  19. And they said, “Why don’t all your disciples follow the tradition of the elders? We saw one who ate with unwashed hands?” 
  20. And Yeshua said, Well has Moses commanded you to be clean, and to keep your bodies clean, and your vessels clean; but you have added things which oftentimes cannot be observed by every one at all times and in all places.  
  21. “Listen to me therefore, not only unclean things entering into the body of man defile the man, but much more do evil and unclean thoughts, which pour from the heart of man, defile the inner man and defile others also. Therefore take heed of your thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure. ” 
  22. “You aught to do these things, and not to leave the others undone. Who so breaks the law of purification by necessity, is blameless, for they do it without exercising their own free will. They don’t despise the law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all things is great gain.  
  23. Don’t follow the evil fashions of the world, even in appearance; for many are led into evil by the outward seeming, and the likeness of evil.

 

 

       CHAPTER 44: The Confession of the Twelve 

 

  1. Again Yeshua sat near the sea, in a circle of twelve palm trees , where He often resorted, and the twelve and their fellows came to Him; and they sat under the shade of the trees, and the holy One taught them sitting in their midst.  
  2. And Yeshua said to them, “You have heard what men in the world say concerning me, but who do you say that I am?” Peter rose up with Andrew his brother and said, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God, who descends from heaven and dwells in the hearts of those who believe and obey unto righteousness. And the rest rose up and said, each after his own manner, “These words are true, so we believe. ” 
  3. And Yeshua answered them saying, “Blessed are you my twelve who believe; for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but the spirit of God which dwells in you. I indeed am the way, the truth and the life; and the truth understands all things. ” 
  4. “All truth is in God, and I bear witness to the truth. I am the true rock, and on this rock do I build my church, and the gates of Hades will no prevail against it, and out of this rock will flow rivers of living water to give life to the peoples of the earth. ” 
  5. “You are my chosen twelve. In me, the head and corner stone, are the twelve foundations of my house built on the rock, and on you. In me will my Church be built, and in truth and righteousness will my church be established. ” 
  6. “And you will sit on twelve thrones and send forth light and truth to all the twelve tribes of Israel after the spirit, and I will be with you, even to the end of the world. ” 
  7. “But there will arise after you, men of perverse minds who will through ignorance or through craft, suppress many things of which I have spoken to you; and lay to me things which I never taught, sowing noxious weeds among the good wheat which I have given you to sow in the world. ” 
  8. “Then will the truth of God endure the contradiction of sinners, for thus it has been, and thus it will be. But the time comes when the things which they have hidden will be revealed and made known, and the truth will make free those which were found. ” 
  9. “One is your master, all you are brothers, and one is not greater than another in the place which I have given to you; for you have one master, even Christ, who is over you and with you and in you, and there is no inequality among my twelve, or their fellows. ” 
  10. “All are equally near to me. Don’t strive therefore for the first place, for you are all first, because you are the foundation stones and pillars of the church, built on the truth which is in me and in you. And you will establish the truth, and the law, as it will be given to you. ” 
  11. “Verily when you and your fellows agree together touching anything in my name, I am in the midst of you and with you. ” 
  12. “Woe is the time when the spirit of the world enters into the church, and my doctrines and precepts are made void through the corruptions of men and of women. Woe is the world when the light is hidden. Woe is the world when these things shall be. ” 
  13. At that time Yeshua raised his voice and said, “I thank you, O most righteous Parent, Creator of heaven and earth, that though these things are hidden from the wise and the prudent, they are nevertheless revealed to babes. ” 
  14. “No one knows You, save the son, who is the daughter of man. None do know the daughter or the son save they to whom the Christ is revealed, who is the Two-in-One. ” 
  15. “Come to me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is equal and it is easy, and my burden is light and does not press unequally. “

 

 

  CHAPTER 45: Seeking for Signs. The Unclean Spirit

 

  1. Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered saying, “Master we want to see a sign from you. But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign and no sign will be given, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. ” 
  2. “Yea, as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, and after that he shall rise again. ” 
  3. “The men of Nineveh will rise in judgment with this generation and will then condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas , and behold a greater than Jonas is here. ” 
  4. “The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. ” 
  5. Again he said,” When the unclean spirit is gone out of any, he walks through dry places seeking rest, and finding none it says, I will return into my house from where I came out. And when he is come, he finds it empty, swept and garnished, for they did not ask the good spirit to dwell within them, and be their eternal guest. ” 
  6. “Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there, and the last state of all such is worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this wicked generation, which refuses entrance to the spirit of God. ” 
  7. “For I say to you, whosoever blasphemes the Son of Man, will be forgiven; but whosoever blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven either in this age, or in the next; for they resist the light of God, by the false traditions of men. ” 
  8. While he yet talked to the people, behold His parents and His brothers and his sisters stood outside, desiring to speak with Him. Then one said to Him, “Behold your father, your mother, and your brothers and sisters stand outside desiring to speak with you. ” 
  9. But He answered and said to him that told him; “Who is my father and who is my mother? And who are my brothers and my sisters?” 
  10. And He stretched forth his hand towards His disciples and said, Behold my father and my mother, my brothers and sisters, and my children! For whosoever will do the Will of my Parent who is in heaven, the same is my father and my mother, my brothers and my sister, my son and my daughter. ” 
  11. And there were some Pharisees, who were covetous and proud of their riches, and He said to them, “Take heed to yourselves, and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life does not consist of the abundance of things which he possesses. ” 
  12. And he spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?” 
  13. “And he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. ” 
  14. “And I will say to my soul, you have many goods laid up for many years, take it easy, eat, drink and be merry. ” 
  15. “But God said to him, You fool, this night your life will be taken; then whose will those things be, which you have provided?” 
  16. “So are they that lay up treasures for themselves, and are not rich in good works to those in need, and want. “

 

 

         CHAPTER 46: The Transfiguration on the Mount.  

The Giving of the Law

 

  1. After six days, when the Feast of Tabernacles was near at hand, Yeshua took the twelve and brought them separately up into a high mountain, and as he was praying his appearance was changed , and he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.  
  2. And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him and speaking of the law, and of His decease (1997 translation reads “purpose”)  which He should accomplish at Jerusalem .  
  3. And Moses spoke, saying, “This is He of whom I foretold saying, ‘a prophet from the midst of your brothers like myself, will the eternal send to you, and that which the eternal reveals to him, he will tell you. And to him will you listen. Those who will not obey will bring their own destruction upon themselves’. ” 
  4. Then Peter said to Yeshua, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you will let us make three tabernacles here; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elias.  
  5. While he still spoke, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and twelve rays as of the sun issued from behind the cloud, and a voice came out of the cloud, which said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; Do you hear him. ” 
  6. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were amazed. And Yeshua came and touched them and said, “Arise and be not afraid. ” And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Yeshua only. And the six glories were seen upon him.  
  7. And Yeshua said to them, “Behold a new law I give to you, which is not new but old. Even as Moses gave the Ten Commandments to Israel after the flesh , so also I give to you the twelve for the kingdom of Israel after the spirit. ” 
  8. For who are the Israel of God? Even they of every nation and tribe who work righteousness, love, mercy and keep my commandments, these are the true Israel of God. And standing upon his feet, Yeshua spoke, saying: 
  9. “Hear O Israel, IOVA, Thy God is One; Many are My seers, and My prophets. In me all live and move, and have subsistence. “: 
  10. “You Shall not take away the life of any creature for your pleasure, nor for your profit, nor yet torment it. ” 
  11. “You Shall not steal the goods of any, nor gather lands and riches to yourselves, beyond your need or use. “
  12. “You shall not eat the flesh , nor drink the blood of any slaughtered creature, not yet anything which brings disorder to your health or senses.  
  13. “You shall not make impure marriages, where love and health are not, nor yet corrupt yourselves, or any creature made pure by the holy. ”  
  14. “You shall not bear false witness against any, nor willfully deceive any by a lie to hurt them. ” 
  15. “You shall not do to others, as you would not that others should do to you. ” 
  16. “You shall worship One eternal, the Father-Mother in heaven, of whom are all things, and reverence the holy name. ” 
  17. “You shall revere your fathers and your mothers on earth, whose care is for you, and all the teachers of righteousness. ” 
  18. “You shall cherish and protect the weak, and those who are oppressed, and all creatures that suffer wrong. ” 
  19. “You shall work with your hands the things that are good and seemly; so will you eat the fruits of the earth, and live long in the land. ” 
  20. “You will purify yourselves daily and rest the seventh day from labor, keeping holy the Sabbath and the festivals of your God. ” 
  21. “You shall do to others, as you would that others should do to you. ” 
  22. And when the disciples heard these words, they beat on their breasts, saying, “Wherein we have offended, O God forgive us; and may thy wisdom, love and truth within us, incline our hearts to love and keep this Holy Law. ” 
  23. And Yeshua said to them, “My yoke is equal and my burden light, if you will to bear it, to you it will be easy. Lay no other burden on those that enter into the kingdom, but only these necessary things. ” 
  24. “This is the new law to the Israel of God, and the law is within, for it is the law of love, and it is not new but old. Take heed that you add nothing to this law, neither take anything from it. They who believe and obey this law will be saved, and they who don’t know and obey it will be lost. ” 
  25. “But as in Adam all die, so in Christ will all be made alive. And the disobedient will be purged through many fires; and they who persist will descend and will perish eternally. ” 
  26. And as they came down from the mountain, Yeshua charged them saying, “Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of Man has risen again from the dead. ” (1997 version reads: Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of Man be risen again from among them that sleep”)
  27. His disciples asked Him, , “Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?” And Yeshua answered and said to them, “Elias truly will first come and restore all things. ” 
  28. “But I say to you, that Elias is come already, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatsoever they listed. Likewise the Son of Man will also suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist .

 

 

     CHAPTER 47: The Spirit Gives Life.  The Rich Man and the Beggar 

 

  1. And when they came down from the mount, one of His disciples asked Him, “Master, if a man does not keep all these commandments will he enter into life?” And he said, “The law is good in the letter, but more excellent in the spirit, for the letter without the spirit is dead, but the spirit makes the letter alive. ” 
  2. “Take heed that you obey, from the heart, and in the spirit of love, all the commandments which I have given to you. ” 
  3. “It has been written, ‘You shall not kill’, but I say to you, if any hate and desire to slay, they are guilty of the law, yea, if they cause hurt or torture to any innocent creature they are guilty; but if they kill to put an end to suffering which cannot be healed, they are not guilty, if they do it quickly and in love. ” 
  4. “It has been said, ‘You shall not steal’, but I say to you, if any, not content with that which they have, desire and seek after that which is another’s; or if they withhold that which is just from the worker, they have stolen in their heart already. Their guilt is greater than that of one who stealeth a loaf in necessity, to satisfy his hunger. ” 
  5. “Again you have been told, ‘You shall not commit adultery’, but I say to you, if man or woman join together in marriage with unhealthy bodies, and beget unhealthy offspring, they are guilty, even though they have not taken their neighbor’s spouse; and if any have not taken a woman who belongs to another, but desire in their heart and seek after her, they have committed adultery already in spirit. ” 
  6. “And again I say to you, if any desire and seek to possess the body of any creature of food, or for pleasure, or for profit, they defile themselves thereby. ” 
  7. Yea, and if a man tells the truth to his neighbor in such wise as to lead him into evil, even though it be true in the letter, he is guilty. ” 
  8. “Walk in the spirit, and so will you fulfill the law. and be meet for the kingdom. Let the law be within your own hearts rather than on tables of memorial; which things nevertheless you ought to do, and not to leave the other undone, for the Law which I have given to you is Holy, just and good, and blessed are all they who obey and walk therein. ” 
  9. “God is spirit, and they who worship God must worship in spirit and in truth, all the times, and in all places. “
  10. And he spoke this parable to them who were rich, saying, “There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. ” 
  11. “And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. ” 
  12. “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom; the rich man also died, and was buried with great pomp. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarusin his bosom.  
  13. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in his place.  
  14. But Abraham said, son, remember that you, in your lifetime received good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. And thus are the changes of life for the perfecting of souls. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence, till their time be accomplished. ” 
  15. Then he said, “I ask you therefore, Father, that you send him to my father’s house; for I have five brothers. He may testify to them, lest thy also come into this place of torment. ” 
  16. Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. ” And he said, Nay Father Abraham; but if one went to them form the dead, they will repent 
  17. And “Abraham” said to him, if they don’t hear “Moses” and the “prophets”, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose format the dead. “

 

  CHAPTER 48: Yeshua Feeds One Thousand with Five Melons.   He Heals the Withered Hand on the Sabbath Day.  

 

  1. And it came to pass as Yeshua had been teaching the multitudes, and they were hungry and faint by due to the heat of the day, that there passed by that way a woman on a camel laden with melons and other fruits.  
  2. An Yeshua lifted up his voice and cried, “Oh you that thirst, seek you the living water which comes from heaven, for this is the water of life, which who so ever drink , will not thirst again. ” 
  3. And He took of the fruit, five melons and divided them among the people, and they ate, and their thirst was quenched; and He said to them, “If God makes the sun to shine, and the water to fill out these fruits of the earth, won’t God make the sun of your souls do the same, and fill you with the water of life?” 
  4. “Seek the truth and let your souls be satisfied. The Truth of God is the water which comes from heaven, without money and without price; and they who drink will be satisfied. ” And those whom He fed were one thousand men, women and children; and none of them went home hungry or thirsty; and many that had fever were healed.  
  5. At that time Yeshua went on the Sabbath day through the corn fields, and His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.  
  6. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath day. ” 
  7. And He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he and they that were with him were hungry; how he entered into the house of God and ate the bread which was the temple offering. This was not lawful for him or those who were with him to eat. Only the priests could eat that offering. ” 
  8. “Or have you not read in the law, how on the priests in the temple do work on the “Sabbath” and are blameless?” But I say to you, “That in this place is One greater than the temple. ” 
  9. “But if you had known what this meant, you would not have condemned the guiltless. I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath . ” 
  10. And when He departed from there, He went into their synagogue. And, behold, there was a man who had his hand withered. And so that they might accuse Him, they asked Him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days?” 
  11. He said to them, “What man is there among you who having but one sheep, and having it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day will he not lay hold on it and lift it out? And if you give help to a sheep, will you not also to a man in need?” 
  12. “And for that reason it is lawful to do well on the “Sabbath” day. ” Then He said to the man, “Stretch forth your hand. ” And he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole, like the other.  
  13. Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him. But when Yeshua knew it, He withdrew Himself from that place. Great multitudes followed Him, and He healed their sick and infirm, and charged them that they should not make it known. ” 
  14. So Esaias prophecy was fulfilled. Esias said, “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased; I will put my spirit upon Him and He will show judgment to the Gentiles. ” 
  15. “He will not strive nor cry, neither shall any man hear His voice in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed, He will not desire to smoke flax until He sends forth judgment unto victory. And in His name will the Gentiles trust. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 49: The True Temple of God 

 

  1. And the Feast of the Passover was at hand. And it came to pass that some of the disciples being masons, were set to repair one of the chambers of the temple. Yeshua was passing by. They said to Him, “Master, do you see these great buildings? And what manner of stones are here? and how beautiful is the work of our ancestors?” 
  2. And Yeshua said, “Yea, it is beautiful and embellished are the stones, but the time comes when not one stone will be left on another, for the enemy will overthrow both the city and the temple. ” 
  3. “But the true temple is the body of man, in which God dwells by the spirit, and when this temple is destroyed, in  three days, God raises up a more glorious temple, which the eye of the uncultivated man does not perceive. ” (1997 translation reads: “which the eye of the natural man perceives not”)
  4. Don’t you know that you are the temples of the Holy Spirit? And who so destroys one of these temples destroys himself. ” 
  5. And some of the scribes, hearing Him, sought to entangle Him in His talk and said, “If you end to the sacrifices of sheep and oxen and birds, what is the purpose of this temple built for God by Solomon, which has been now been in restoration for the last forty six years?” 
  6. And Yeshua answered and said, “It is written in the prophets, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations, for the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. ‘ But you have made it a house of slaughter and filled it with abominations. ” 
  7. “Again it is written, ‘From the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun, my name will be great among the Gentiles, and incense with a pure offering will be offered to me. ‘ But you have made it a desolation with your offerings of blood and used the sweet incense only to cover the ill savor thereof. I have come not to destroy the law, but to fulfill it. ” 
  8. “Don’t you know what is written? Obedience is better than sacrifice and to attend what is being said is better than the fat of rams. I, the Lord, am weary of your burnt offerings, and vain oblation, your hands are full of blood. ” 
  9. “Aren’t the true sacrifices specified in the writings? Wash and purify yourself! Take away the evil from before my eyes! Cease to do evil! Learn to do good! Do justice for the fatherless and the widows, and all those who are oppressed! In so doing you will fulfill the law. ” 
  10. The day will come when all those who are in the outer court, and that which pertaineth to blood offerings, will be taken away and pure worshippers will worship the eternal in purity and truth. ” 
  11. And they said, “Who are you to do away with the sacrifices, and to despise the seed of Abraham ? You have learned this blasphemy from the Greeks and the Egyptians. ” 
  12. And Yeshua said, “Before Abraham was ‘I Am’ . ” And they refused to listen and some said, “He is inspired by a demon. ” Others said, “He is mad. ” And they went their way and told these things to the priests and elders . And they were wrath, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy.

 

 

        CHAPTER 50: Christ the Light of the World

 

  1. Then Yeshua spoke again to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he that follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. ” 
  2. The Pharisees therefore said to him, “You are bearing record (meaning suggesting features) about yourself; these characteristics are not true. ” 
  3. Yeshua answered and said to them, “Though I bear record of myself, my record is true; I know from where I came, and to where I am going; but you cannot tell from where I came, and to where I am going. ” 
  4. “You judge according to the physical/material realm. I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I come from the Father-Mother who sent me. ” 
  5. “It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bears witness of myself, John bore witness of me, and he is a prophet, and the spirit of truth that sent me bears witness of me. ” 
  6. Then they said to him, “Where is your father and your mother?” Yeshua answered, “You neither know me, nor my Parent; if you had known me, you should have known my Father and my Mother also. ” 
  7. And one said, “Show us the Father, show us the Mother, and we will believe you. ” And He answered saying, “If you have seen your brother and felt his love, you have seen the Father; if you have seen your sister and felt her love, you have seen the Mother. ” 
  8. “Far and near, all the holy know their own, yea, in each of you, the Fatherhood and the Motherhood may be seen, for the Father and the Mother are One in God. ” 
  9. Yeshua spoke these words in the treasury, as He taught in the temple. And no man laid hands on Him; for his hour was not yet come. Then Yeshua said again to them, “I go my way, and you will seek me, and will die in your sins; where I go, you cannot come. ” 
  10. The Jews then asked, “Will He kill himself, because He said, ‘Where I go, you can not come. ‘ And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above; you are of this world; I am not of this world. ”  (1997 translation reads: “You are from without, I am from within; you are of this world, I am not of this world”)
  11. “Therefore I said to you, that you will die in your sins; for if you don’t believe that I am of God, you will die in your sins. ” 
  12. Then said they to him, “Who are you?” And Yeshua said to them, “Even the same that I said to you from the beginning. ” 
  13. “I have many things to say which you will judge, but the holy One who sent me is true; and I tell the world those things which I have heard from above. ”  
  14. Then Yeshua said to them, “When you have raised the Son of Man, then you will know that I am sent of God, and that I do nothing by myself; only that which the all holy has taught me, are the things I speak. Who sent me is with me; the all holy has not left me alone; for I always do those things that please the eternal. ” 

                CHAPTER 51: The Truth Makes Free.  

 

  1. Then Yeshua said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you continue to follow my word, then your are my disciples indeed; And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. ” 
  2. They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man; why do you say, ‘You shall be made free?” Yeshua answered them, “I tell you truly, whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant does not live in the house for ever; but the son even the daughter lives there for ever. ” 
  3. If the son therefore will free you, you will be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham’s seed after the flesh; but you seek to kill me, because you can’t relate to my words. ” (1997 translation reads: “because my words have no place in you”)
  4. “I relate that which I have seen with my Parent and you do that which you have seen with your parent. ” They answered and said to Him, Abraham is our father. Yeshua said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. ” 
  5. “But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard from God; Abraham did do that. You behave the way your fathers did. ” Then they said to Him, “We were bastards; we have one Father, even God. ” 
  6. Yeshua replied, “If God were your Parent, you would love me; because I originate out of and come from God; I did not spontaneously appear, but the all holy sent me. Why don’t you understand what I am talking about? Even because he cannot hear my word. ” 
  7. “Your father is the devil; and you will lust as your father lusts. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not live in the truth, because there is no truth in him. ” 
  8. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of lying. And because I tell you the truth, you don’t believe me. ” 
  9. “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the son of a daughter of man be lifted up, that whosoever gazes, believing, should not perish; but have everlasting life. ” 
  10. Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I speak the truth, why do you not believe me? He that is of God hears God’s words; you therefore don’t hear them, because you are not of God. ” 
  11. The Jews said to him, “Aren’t we correct in saying you are a Samaritan, and that you have a devil? Yeshua answered, “I don’t have a demon; but I honor the all holy, and you dishonor me. I am not looking for my own glory, but the glory of God. But there is One who judges. ” 
  12. And certain of the elders and scribes from the temple came to him saying, “Why do your disciples teach men that it is unlawful to eat the flesh of beasts though beasts are offered in sacrifice as Moses ordained. ” 
  13. For it is written, “God said to Noah, ‘The fear and the dread of you will be upon every beast of the field, and every bird of the air, and every fish of the sea, into your hand they are delivered. ” 
  14. And Yeshua said to them, “You hypocrites. Esaias spoke so well of you, and your forefathers, reporting, ‘This people comes close to me, with their mouths, and honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; for in vain do they worship me, teaching and believing, and teaching for divine doctrines, the commandments of men in my name, only to satisfy their own lusts.  
  15. As also Jeremiah bore witness when he said, concerning blood offerings and sacrifices, “I the Lord God commanded none of these things on the day that you came out of Egypt, but only this I commanded you to do, righteousness, walk in the ancient paths, do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God. ” 
  16. “But you did not listen to me, who in the beginning gave you all sorts of seed, and fruit of the trees and seed having been for the food and healing of man and beast. And they said, You speak against the law. ” 
  17. And He said against Moses “Indeed I do not speak against the law, but against those who corrupted his law, which he permitted because of the hardness of your hearts.  
  18. “But behold, a greater than Moses is here!” And they were furious and picked up stones to throw at him. And Yeshua passed through their midst and was hidden from their violence.

 

 

       CHAPTER 52: He Declares His Pre-Existence

 

  1. Another time Yeshua said, “I tell you, if a man honors what I tell him, he will never see death. Then the Jews said to him, “Now we know that you are possessed by a demon. ” 
  2. Abraham is dead, as are the prophets and you are telling us, “If a man keep honors what I tell him, he will never taste of death. Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who are you making yourself out to be?” 
  3. Yeshua answered, “If I honor myself, my honor is nothing; it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, ‘he is your God’. Yet you have not know him; but I know him; and if I would say I don’t know him, I would be a liar like to you; but I do know the all holy and am known by the eternal. ” 
  4. “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad. ” Then the Jews said to him, “You are not yet forty five years old, and you have seen Abraham?” 
  5. Yeshua said to them, “I am telling you, Before Abraham was, I AM.  
  6. And he said to them, “The all holy has sent you many prophets, but you rose against those who were contrary to your lusts, reviling some and slaying others. ” 
  7. Then they took up stones to throw at him; but Yeshua was hidden, and went out of the temple, through the midst of them, and so again passed by unseen by them.  
  8. Again when His disciples were with him in a place apart, one of them asked him concerning the kingdom, and He said to them,” 
  9. “As it is above, so it is below. As it is within, so it is without. As on the right hand, so on the left. As it is before, so its is behind. As with the great so with the small. As with the male, so with the female. When these things will be seen, then you will see the “kingdom” of God. ” 
  10. “For in me there is neither male nor female, but both are One in the all perfect. The woman is not without the man, nor is the man without the woman. ” 
  11. “Wisdom is not without love, nor is love without wisdom. The head is not without the heart, nor is the heart without the head, in the Messiah who at-ones all things. For God has made all things by number, by weight, and by measure, corresponding, the one with the other. ” 
  12. “These things are for those who understand, to believe. If they don’t understand, the things are not for them. For to believe is to understand, and not to believe, is not to understand. “

 

 

   CHAPTER 53: Yeshua Heals the Blind on the Sabbath

 

  1. And at another time as Yeshua passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 
  2. Yeshua answered, “To what importance is it whether this man or his parents sinned? The rewards of our actions return again to us so that the works of the Lord are made manifest. I must work the works of the Lord while in this season. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.  (1997 translation)
  3. After he spoke, he spat on the ground, and mingled clay with the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (“Siloan” may be interpreted as “Sent”. ) He went his way, and washed, and returned seeing.  
  4. The neighbors and those who knew him to be blind said, “Isn’t this the beggar?” Some said, “This is he,” others said, “He is like him,” but he said, “It is me. ” 
  5. They said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A man that is called Yeshua made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash; and I went and washed, and I received sight. ” 
  6. Then they said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I don’t know where the one who made me whole is. ” 
  7. Then they brought to the Pharisees the formerly blind man. And it was the Sabbath day when Yeshua made the clay, and opened his eyes.  
  8. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay upon My eyes, and I washed, and I do see. ” 
  9. Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not of God, because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath day. ” Others said, “How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles?” And there was a division among them.  
  10. They said again to the blind ma, “What can you tell us about Him, that He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet. ” 
  11. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called his parents.  
  12. And they asked the parents, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered them, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we don’t know; nor who has opened his eyes; he is of age; ask him, he will speak for himself. “
  13. This is what the parents said, because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed that he was the Messiah he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age? Ask him. ” 
  14. Then they called the blind man again, and said to him, “Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner. ” He answered, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know; one thing I know, whereas I was blind, now I see. ” 
  15. Then they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and you did not hear; would you hear me if I told you again? Will you also be his disciples?” 
  16. Then they reviled him, and said, “You are his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we don’t know from where he is. ” 
  17. The man responded to them, “Why here is a marvelous thing, you do not know his origins, and yet he has opened my eyes. Now we know that God does not hear sinners;” 
  18. “But if any man wants to be a worshipper of God, and does His Will, him God hears. Since the world began was it not understood that any who opened the eyes of one who was blind, was God. If this man was not God, he could do nothing. ” 
  19. They responded to him, “You were born altogether in sin, and you are teaching us? And they threw him out. ” 
  20. Yeshua heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” He answered and said , “Who is he, Lord, that I might believe in him. ” 
  21. And Yeshua said to him, “You have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you. ” And he said, “Lord, I believe. And he worshipped Him. ” 
  22. And Yeshua said, “I have come into this world for judgment, that they who don’t see might see; and that they who see might be made blind. ” And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him. “Are we blind also?” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                CHAPTER 54: Ressurrection In The Spirit.  

                                            The Importance Of All

 

  1. Then certain of the Sadducees who denied that there is a resurrection, came to Him. They asked him, “Master, Moses wrote to us, if any man’s brother dies leaving a wife and no children, his brother should take that man’s wife and raise any children of that union as those of his brother. ” 
  2. “Now there were six brothers, and the first took her to wife and he died childless; and the second took her to wife and he died childless; and the third even to the sixth all died also leaving no children. Last of all the woman died also. ” 
  3. “Now in the resurrection, to whom does she belong, for all six married her. ” 
  4. And Yeshua answered them saying, “whether a woman with six husbands, or a man with six wives, the case is the same. For the children of this world marry and are given in marriage. ” 
  5. “But they, which being worthy, attain to the resurrection from the (1997 translation: cycles of rebirth) dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage, neither can they die any more, for they are equal to the angels and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. ” 
  6. “That the dead are raised even Moses demonstrated at the bush, when he called the Lord, the God Abram, Isaac and Jacob, for he is not the God of the dead , but the God of the living for all live within Him. “
  7. And Yeshua, when he came to a certain place where seven palm trees grew, gathered his disciples around him. To each he gave a number and a name. Only he knew who received it. And he said to them, Stand as pillars in the house of God, and show forth the order according to your numbers which you have received. “
  8. And they stood around him , and they made a body four square, and they counted the number, and could not. And they said to Him, “Lord we cannot. ” And Yeshua said, “Let him who is greatest among you be even as the least, and the symbol for that which is first be as the symbol of that which is last. ” 
  9. And they did so, and in every way there was equality, and yet each carried a different number, and the one side was as the other, and the upper was as the lower; and the inner as the outer. And the Lord said, “It is enough. Such is the house of the wise master builder. Four-square it is, and perfect. Many are the chambers, but the house is One. ” 
  10. “Again consider the body of man, which is a temple of the spirit. For the body is one, united to its head, with which it is one body. And it has many members, yet, all are one body and the one spirit rules and works in all; so also in the kingdom. ” 
  11. “And the head does not say to the bosom, I have no need of you, not the right hand to the left, I have no need of you, nor the left foot to the right, I have no need of you; neither the eyes to the ears, we have no need of you, nor the mouth to the nose, I have no need of you. For God has placed into one body every member as is fitting. ” 
  12. “If the whole were the head, where were the breasts? If the whole were the belly, where were the feet? Yea, those members which some affirm are less honorable, upon them has God bestowed the more honor. ” 
  13. “And those parts which some call uncomely, upon them has been bestowed more abundant comeliness, that they may care one for the other; so, if one member suffers, all members suffer with it, and if one member is honored all members rejoice. ” 
  14. “Now you are my body; and each one of you is a member in particular, and to each one of you do I give the fitting place, and one head over all, and one heart the center of all, that there be no lack nor schism, that so with your bodies, your souls and your spirits you may glorify the all Parent through the divine spirit which works in all and through all.

 

 

                CHAPTER 55: Messiah the Good Shepherd. One with the Father

 

  1. At that time there passed by the way a shepherd leading his flock to the fold; and Yeshua took up one of the young lambs in his arms, and talked to it lovingly and pressed it to his bosom. And he spoke to his disciples saying: 
  2. “I am the good shepherd and know my sheep and am known of mine. As the Parent of all knows me, even so do I know my sheep, and lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep which are not of this fold; them also must I bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. ” 
  3. “I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay my body down and I have power to take it up again. ” 
  4. “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd feeds his flock, he gathers his lambs in his arms and carries them on his bosom and gently leads those that are with young, yea the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. ” 
  5. “But he who is an worker, not the shepherd; a worker who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep. The worker flees because he is hired help and does not care for the sheep. ” 
  6. “I am the door; all who enter through me will be safe, and will go in and out and find pasture. The evil one only comes to steal, to kill and destroy; I am come that thy might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  
  7. “He that enters in by the door, is the shepherd of the sheep, to whom the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his sheep by name, and leads them out, and he knows the number. ” 
  8. “And when he moves his sheep he goes before them and the sheep follow him for they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but will run from him, for they don’t know the voice of strangers. ” 
  9. Yeshua spoke this parable to them, but they did not understand what he was talking about. Then Yeshua said to them again, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish, neither will any man pluck them out of my hand. ” 
  10. “My Parent, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Parent’s hand. I and my Parent are One. ” 
  11. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Yeshua asked them, “I have shown you many good works from my Parent, for which of those works do you stone me?” 
  12. The Jews answered him, “For a good work we don’t stone you; but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are making yourself equal to God. ” Yeshua responded, “Did I say I was equal with God? No, but I am one with God. It is not written in the scripture, ‘I said, You are gods?” 
  13. “If he, to whom the word of God came, called them gods, and the scripture cannot be broken, are you telling him whom the Parent of all hath sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said I am the Son of God, and therefore One with the All Parent? 
  14. If I don’t do the works of my Parent don’t believe me, but if I do the works of my Parent, though you don’t believe me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the spirit of the great Parent is in me, and I in my Parent. ” 
  15. Therefore they tried again to take him, but he escaped out of their hands and went away beyond Jordan , into the place where John at first baptized and there he stayed.  
  16. And many resorted to him, and said, John indeed did no miracle, but all the things that John spoke about this man were true. He is the Prophet that should come. And many believed in Him.

 

 

                CHAPTER 56: The Raising of Lazarus 

 

  1. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha . (It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. ) 
  2. Therefore his sisters sent to Him saying, Lord, behold he whom thou lovest is sick. When Yeshua heard that, he said, “This sickness is not to death, but that the glory of God might be manifest in him. ” Now Yeshua loved Mary and her sister and Lazarus .  
  3. When he heard that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that, he said to his disciples, “Let us go into Judæa again. ” 
  4. His disciples said to him, “Master, the Jews of late attempted to stone you and you are gong there again?” Yeshua answered, “Are there not twelve hours in he day? If any man walks in the day he doesn’t stumble, because he sees the light of this world. “
  5. “But if a man walks in the night, he tumbles, because there is no light in him. ” These things he said, and after that he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, and I am going that I may awake him out of sleep. ” 
  6. Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will do well. ” And a messenger came to him saying, “Lazarus is dead. ” 
  7. Now when Yeshua came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already (Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off). And many of Jews came to Martha and Mary to comfort them concerning their brother.  
  8. Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Yeshua was coming, went and met him, but Mary sat still in the house. Then Martha said to Yeshua, “Lord if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now, what so ever you will ask of God, God will give it you. ” 
  9. Yeshua said to her, “Your brother sleeps, and he will rise again. ” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again, at the resurrection at the last day. ” 
  10. Yeshua said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, he that believes in me, though he were dead yet shall he live. I am the way, the truth and the life, and whosoever lives and believes in me will never die. ” 
  11. She said to him, “Yea Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the son of god, who should come into the world. ” And when she had so said she went her way and called Mary her sister secretly, saying “The Master is come and calls for you. As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and went to him.  
  12. Now Yeshua had not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews who were with her in the house and comforted her, when they saw Mary and that she arose hastily and went out, followed her saying, “She goeth to the grave to weep there. ” 
  13. Then when Mary had come to where Yeshua was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying to him, “Yeshua if you had been here my brother would not have died. ” When Yeshua therefore saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he groaned in the spirit and was troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see. ” And Yeshua wept.  
  14. Then the Jews said, “Behold, how he loved him!” And some of them said, “Couldn’t this man which opened the eyes of the blind, have prevented this man from dying?” Yeshua therefore, groaning again in himself (for he feared that he might be already dead) came to the grave. It was a cave and a stone lay upon it.  
  15. Yeshua said, “Take away the stone. ” Martha, the sister of him supposed to be dead, said to him, “Lord by this time he stinks, for he has been dead four days. ” Yeshua said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where Lazarus lay.  
  16. And Yeshua lifted up his eyes and chanting, invoked the great name , and said, “My Parent, I thank you that you have heard me. And I know that you always hear me, but because of the people who stand by, I call upon you that they may believe that you have sent me. ” And when he had thus spoken he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth. ” 
  17. And he that was as dead came forth bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face were bound about with a napkin.  
  18. Yeshua said to them, “Loose him and let him go. When the thread of life is cut indeed, it does not come again, but when it is whole there is hope. ” The many of the Jews which came to Mary and had seen the things which Yeshua did, believed in him.

 

 

                CHAPTER 57: Concerning Little Children

The Forgiveness of Those Who Trespass.  

Parable of the Fishes.

 

  1. At the same time the disciples came to Yeshua saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Yeshua called a little child to him and set him in the midst of them and said, “Except you be converted (1997 “born again of the Spirit”) and become innocent and teachable as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. ” 
  2. “Whosoever humbles themselves, and becomes as a little child matures into the greatest in heaven. And who so will receive one such little child in my name receives me. ” 
  3. “Distress comes to the world because of transgressions of the law! Of necessity transgressions occur, but woe to the man who commits these transgression. For that reason, if your lust, or your pleasure offends others, cut them out and get rid of them, it is better for you to enter into life without, rather than having that which will be cast into everlasting fire. ” 
  4. “Be mindful that you do not neglect one of these little children. I am telling you that in heaven their angels always see the face of God. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. ” 
  5. “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety nine and go into the mountains and seek that one which has gone astray? And if he finds it, I tell you truly, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety nine which did not go astray. ” 
  6. “Even so it is not the will of your Parent, who is in Heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. ” 
  7. And there were certain men, of doubtful mind, who came to Yeshua, and said to him, “You tell us that our life and being comes from God, but we have never seen God, nor do we know of any God. Can you show us whom you call the Father-Mother, one God? We don’t know if there is a God. ” 
  8. Yeshua answered them, saying, “Hear this parable of the fishes. The fishes of a certain river communed with one another, saying, they tell us that our life and being is from water, but we have never seen water, we don’t know what it is. ” Then some among them, wiser than the rest, said, We have heard there dwells in the sea a wise and learned fish, who knows all things. Let us journey to him, and ask him to show us what water is. ” 
  9. “So several of them set out to find this great and wise fish, and they came at last to the sea where in the wise fish dwelt, and they asked of him. ” 
  10. “And when he heard them he said to them, O you foolish fish that don’t contemplate! The few of you who seek, are wise. You live, and move, and have your being in the water; from the water you came, to the water you return. You live in the water, yet you don’t know it. ‘ In a similar manner, you live in God, and yet you ask of me, ‘Show us God. ‘ God is in all things, and all things are in God. ” 
  11. Again Yeshua said to them, “If your brother or sister intrude on you, tell them about it privately; if they will hear you, you have won them. But if they will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, so that communication can become clear. ” 
  12. “And if they neglect to hear them, tell it to the church, but if they neglect to hear the church, let them be to you as those that are outside the church. I tell to you truly, Whatsoever you justly secure on earth, will be secured in heaven; and whatsoever nonattachment you justly claim on earth, shall be a nonattachment in heaven. ” 
  13. Again I say to you, “That if seven, or even if three of you will agree on earth as touching anything that thy ask, it will be done for them by my Father-Mother who is in heaven. For where even three are gathered together in my name there I am in the midst of them, and if there be but one, I am in the heart of that one. ” 
  14. Then Peter came to him and said, “Lord, how often do I allow my brother to sin against me and I forgive him? Seven times?” Yeshua said to him “I don’t tell you seven times, but seven times seventy. For in the Prophets likewise sinful behavior was found, even after they were anointed by the Holy Spirit. ” 
  15. And he spoke this parable, saying, “There was a certain king who would take account of his servants, and when he had begun to reckon, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. But since he could not pay, his lord commanded him , as well as his wife and children and all that he had to be sold, so that payment could be made. ” 
  16. “The servant, therefore, fell down and worshipped him, saying, lord, have patience with me and I will pay you everything I owe. Then the lord of the servant was moved with compassion and set him free, and forgave him his debt. “
  17. “But the same servant went out and found one of his fellow-servants who owed him a hundred pence , and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, “Pay me what you owe me. ” 
  18. “And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet and implored him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will pay you everything I owe. ‘ And he would not, but threw him into prison till he paid the debt. ” 
  19. “So when his fellow-servants saw what he had done they were very sorry, and came and told their lord all that was done. ” 
  20. “Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, ‘O you sinful servant, I forgave you all of your debt because you asked me; should you not also have had compassion on your fellow-servant, even as I had pity on you. ” And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors , until he paid all that was due to him.  
  21. “So likewise will the heavenly Parent judge you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one, his brother or sister, their trespasses. Nevertheless, let every man see that he pays what he owes, for God loves the just. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 58: Divine Love to the Repentant

 

  1. Yeshua said to the disciples and to the multitude around them, “Who is the son of God? Who is the daughter of God? Even the company of those who turn from all evil and do righteousness, love mercy and walk reverently with their God, these are the sons and the daughters of man who come up out of Egypt, to whom it is given that they should be called the sons and the daughters of God. ” 
  2. “And they are gathered from all tribes and nations and peoples and tongues. They come from the East and the West, the North and the South, and they dwell on Mount Zion. They eat bread and they drink of the fruit of the vine at the table of God, and they see God face to face. ” 
  3. Then all the tax gatherers and sinners drew near to hear Him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them. ” 
  4. And he spoke this parable to them, saying, “What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing. ” 
  5. “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost sheep. ‘ likewise heaven will rejoice over one sinner who repents. ” 
  6. Equally, what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece does not light a candle and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece of silver which I had lost. ‘ Likewise, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents . ” 
  7. And he also told this parable. “A certain man had two sons, and the younger of them said to his parents, ‘Give me my inheritance. ” And they gave it to him. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a fair country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. ” 
  8. “And when he had spent all his legacy, a famine occurred in that land, and he was needy. And he connected to a citizen of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed the swine. And he should willingly have filled his body with the husks that the swine ate, and no man gave to him. ” 
  9. When he wised up he said, “How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I am perishing with hunger! I will rise and go to my father and mother, and will say to them, ‘folks, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and am no longer worthy to be called your son, take me on as one of your hired servants. ” 
  10. “And he arose and came to his parents. When he was a great way off, his mother and his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to them. Folks, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. ” 
  11. “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet, and bring the best ripe fruits here, and the bread and the oil and the wine and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found. ‘ And they began to be merry. ” 
  12. “Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came near the house he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what was going on. And he said to him, “Your brother who was lost has come back, and your father and mother have prepared the bread and the oil and the wine and the best ripe fruits, because they have received him safe and sound. ” 
  13. “And he was angry and would not go in, therefore his father came out and implored him. And he answered, saying to his father, ‘These many years I have served you, without transgression. I have kept your commandments, and you never gave me such a rich feast so that I could have fun with my friends. ” 
  14. “But as soon as this your son comes, the son who has devoured your wealth with harlots, you prepare a feast of the best that you have for him. ” 
  15. And his father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was meet , therefore, that we should be merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 59: Yeshua Teaches His Disciples. He Finds Zacchæs

 

  1. And Yeshua went up into a mountain and there he sat with His disciples and taught them, and He said to them, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom . ” 
  2. “Sell that you have and do that which is good for those who have nothing; provide yourselves sturdy bags, a treasure in the heavens which does not fail, which no thief can approach, nor moth corrupt. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ” 
  3. Prepare yourself for a journey requiring strength and endurance,. ,be mindful, and be like men who wait for their lord when he returns from the wedding. When he comes and knocks they are immediately available for service. ” 
  4. “Blessed are those servants whom the lord, finds attentive and watchful on his return; truly I say to you that he will gird himself and make them to sit down at his table, and will come forth and serve them. ” 
  5. “And if he will come in the second watch, or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those servants. ” 
  6. “Know this, that the guardian of the house not knowing what hour the thief would come, would have watched and not have suffered his house to have been broken through. Be you therefore ready also, for the Son of man comes at an hour when you don’t expect it. ” 
  7. Then Peter said to him, “Lord, do you tell this parable to only us, or to everyone?” And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will make ruler over his household, to give them who serve their portion in due season?” 
  8. “Blessed is that servant whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. ” 
  9. “But and if that servant says in his heart, ‘My lord delays his coming,’ and will begin to beat the man-servants and maid-servants and to eat and drink and to be drunken; the lord of that servant will come in a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will appoint him his portion with the unfaithful. ” 
  10. And that servant which knew his lord’s will and did not prepare himself, nor followed his will, will be beaten with many stripes. But he that did not know, and did commit things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him will they much require, and to whom they commit little, of him they will require the less. ” 
  11. “For they who know the Godhead, and have found the way of life, the mysteries of light, and then have fallen into sin, shall be punished with greater chastisement than they who have not known the way of life. ” 
  12. “Such shall return when their cycle is completed, and to them will be given space to consider, and amend their lives, and learning the “mysteries” , enter into the kingdom of light. ” 
  13. And Yeshua entered and passed through Jericho. Behold, there was a man named Zacchæus, who was the chief among the “collectors of tribute” , and he was rich.  
  14. And he attempted to see Yeshua, who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.  
  15. And when Yeshua came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zacchæus , hurry, and come down; for today I must stay at your house. And he hurried and came down, and received Him joyfully. ” 
  16. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, “That He was going to be guest with a man that is a sinner. ” 
  17. And Zacchæus stood, and said to the Lord, “See Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. ” 
  18. And Yeshua said to him, “This day salvation has come to your house, for so much as you are a just man, you are also is a son of Abraham . For the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which you deem to be lost. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 60: Yeshua Rebukes Hypocrisy

 

  1. Then Yeshua spoke to the multitude, and to his disciples, saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. All that they tell you to observe, observe and do; but don’t do what they do, for they speak but don’t take action. For they bind heavy burdens which are oppressive to carry, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. ” 
  2. But all their works they do for show; they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. ” 
  3. “But don’t you desire to be called Rabbi; for one is your Rabbi, even Messiah; and all you are brothers. And call don’t call anyone on earth father, for on earth are fathers in the flesh only; but in Heaven there is One who is your Father and Your Mother, who hath the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive. ” 
  4. “Don’t desire to be to be called masters, for one is your Master, even Messiah. But they that are greatest among you shall be your servants. And whosoever will raise themselves in rank will be lowered in rank; and they that are humble in themselves will be exalted. ” 
  5. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the door of the kingdom of heaven against men; You neither go in yourselves nor tolerate those who are entering. ” 
  6. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour windows’ houses, and for a pretense make long pray our; therefore you shall receive the greater damnation.  
  7. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one convert; and when he is made, you make him twice more than child of hell than yourselves. ” 
  8. “Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, ‘Whosoever shall swear by the temple it is nothing, but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!’ You fools and blind; for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?” 
  9. “‘And, whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. ‘ You fools and blind; for which is greater, the gift, or the altar, that sanctifies the gift?” 
  10. “Who so therefore will swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things there on. And whoso will swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein. And he that will swear by Heaven swears by the throne of God, and by the holy One that sits there on. ” 
  11. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone. You blind guides! For you strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel. ” 
  12. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, then the outside of them that they may be clean also. ” 
  13. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like to whitewashed sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of the bones of the dead and of all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and make believe. ” 
  14. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees , hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets , and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets . ” 
  15. “Wherefore you be witnesses to yourselves, that you do as the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill you up then the measure of your fathers. ” 
  16. “Wherefore saith holy wisdom, behold I send you to you prophets , and wise men, and scribes ; and some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them will you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city. And upon you will come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias , who was slain between the temple and the altar. Truly I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. ” 
  17. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you which kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathered her chickens under her wings, and you would not!” 
  18. “Behold, now your house is left desolate to you. For I say to you, You will not see me henceforth, till you shall say, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, Blessed are they who come in the name of the just One. ‘”

                CHAPTER 61: Yeshua Foretells the End of the Cycle

 

  1. And as Yeshua sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” And Yeshua answered and said to them, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, ‘I am Messiah; and shall deceive many. ‘” 
  2. “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you not be troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquake, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. ” 
  3. And in those days those that have power will gather to themselves the lands and riches of the earth for their own lusts, and will oppress the many who lack and hold them in bondage, and use them to increase their riches, and they will oppress even the beasts of the field, setting up the abominable thing. But God will send them his messenger and they will proclaim his laws, which men have hidden by their traditions, and those that transgress shall die. ” 
  4. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and will kill you; and you will be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then will many be offended, and will betray one another and will hate one another. And many false prophets will rise, and will deceive many. ” 
  5. “And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will wax cold. But he that will endure to the end, the same will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then will the end come. ” 
  6. When you therefore see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (who so reads, let him understand) then let those who are in Judæa flee to the mountains. Let those who are on the housetop not come down to take anything out of the house; neither let them who are in the field return back to take their clothes. ” 
  7. “And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day; for there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days be shortened, there should no “flesh” be saved; but for the elect ‘s sake those days shall be shortened. ” 
  8. “Then if any man shall say to you, ‘Lo, here is Messiah, or there;’ haste not to believe. For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false “prophets” , and shall show great signs and wonders; inasmuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect . Behold, I have told you before. ” 
  9. “Wherefore if they say to you, “Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers; haste not to believe. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shins even to the west, so will also the coming of the Son of man be. For where so ever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. ” 
  10. “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from Heaven, and the powers of the Heavens shall be shaken. ” 
  11. And then the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound as of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. ” 
  12. “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So likewise you, when you will see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say to you, this generation will not pass till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. ” 
  13. “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but the all Parent only. For as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ” 
  14. “For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. ” 
  15. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore; for you know not what hour your Lord does come. ” 
  16. “But know this, that if the guardian of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be you also ready; or in such an hour as you don’t expect, the Son of man comes. ” 
  17. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 
  18. Blessed be that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. Verily I say to you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. ” 
  19. “But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming, and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat with the glutton, and drink with the drunken,” 
  20. “The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he does not look for him, and in an hour of which he is not aware. And shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites in the outer darkness with the cruel, and those that have no love, no pity; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “

 

 

        CHAPTER 62: The Parable of the Ten Virgins

 

  1. “Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be like to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. ” 
  2. “They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them; but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. ” 
  3. While the bridegroom lingered, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a great cry made. Behold the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and prepared their lamps. ” 
  4. “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. ‘ But the wise answered saying, ‘Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you; but go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. ‘” 
  5. “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. ” 
  6. “Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, I don’t know you. ” 
  7. “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes. Keep you lamps burning. “

 

 

       CHAPTER 63: Parable of the Talents

 

  1. “He also said, The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his gods. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. ” 
  2. “Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained another two. But he that had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. ” 
  3. “After a long time, the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought the other five talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. ” His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things; enter into the joy of thy lord. ” 
  4. “He also that had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. ‘ His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things; enter into the joy of thy lord. ” 
  5. “Then he which had received the one talent came and said, “Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not strawed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth; lo, there you hast that which is yours. ” 
  6. “His lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant, do you tell me that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I have not strawed? You aught therefore to have put your talent to use, with profit, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. ” 
  7. “Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has two talents. For to every one that has improved will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him that has not improved, will be taken away, even that which he has. And cast out the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, for that is the portion he has chosen. ” 
  8. Yeshua also said to his disciples, “Be approved money-changers of the kingdom, rejecting the bad and the false, and retaining the good and the true. ” 
  9. And Yeshua sat over against the treasury and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury.  
  10. And there came a certain poor widow and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.  
  11. And He called His disciples to him and said, “I tell you truly, that this poor widow has cast more in than all they which have cast into the treasury. For all they cast in of their abundance, but she of her poverty did cast in all that she had, even all her living. “

 

 

     CHAPTER 64: Yeshua Teaches in the Palm Circle

 

  1. Yeshua came to a certain fountain near Bethany, around which grew twelve palm trees, where he often went with his disciples to teach them of the mysteries of the kingdom, and there he sat beneath the shade of the trees and his disciples with him.  
  2. And one of them said, “Master, it is written of old, The ELOHIM made man in their own image, male and female created they them. Why do you say then that God is One?” And Yeshua said to them, ” In God there is neither male nor female and yet both are One, and God is the two in One. He is She and She is He. The ELOHIM –our God–is perfect, infinite, and One. ”  
  3. “As in the man, the Father is manifest, and the Mother hidden; so in the woman, the Mother is manifest, and the Father hidden. Therefore shall the name of the Father and the Mother be equally hallowed, for they are the great powers of God, and the one is not without the other, in the One God. ” 
  4. “Adore God, above you, beneath you, on the right hand, on the left hand, before you, behind you, within you, around you. Truly, there is but One God, who is all in all, and in whom all things do consist, the fount of all life and all substance, without beginning and without end. ” 
  5. “The things which are seen and pass away are the manifestations of the unseen which are eternal, that from the visible things of nature you may reach to the invisible things of the Godhead; and by that which is natural, attain that which is spiritual. ” 
  6. Verily, the ELOHIM created man in the divine image male and female, and all nature is in the image of God, therefore God is both male and female, not divided, but the two in One, undivided, and eternal, by whom and in whom are all things, visible and invisible. ” 
  7. From the eternal they flow, to the eternal they return. The spirit to spirit, soul to Soul, mind to Mind, sense to Sense, life to Life, form to Form, dust to Dust. ” 
  8. “In the beginning God Willed and there came forth the beloved son, the divine love, and the beloved daughter, the holy wisdom, equally proceeding from the one eternal fount; and of these are the generations of the spirits of God, and sons and daughters of the eternal. ” 
  9. “And these descend to earth, and dwell with men and teach them the ways of God, to love the laws of the eternal, and obey them, that in them they may find salvation. ” 
  10. Many nations have seen their day. Under diverse names have they been revealed to them, and they have rejoiced in their light; and even now they come again to you, but Israel does not receive them. ” 
  11. “Truly, I say to you, my twelve whom I have chosen, that which has been taught by those of old time is true–though corrupted by the foolish imaginations of men. ” 
  12. Again, Yeshua spoke to Mary Magdalen saying, “It is written in the law, ‘Who so leaveth father or mother, let him die the death. ‘ Now the law speaketh not of the parents in this life, but of the Indweller of light which is in us to this day. ” 
  13. Who so therefore forsakes Messiah the savior, the holy law, and the body of the elect, let them die the death. Yea, let them be lost in the outer darkness, for so they willed and none can hinder The Law. “

 

 

       CHAPTER 65: The Last Anointing by Mary Magdalene.  

 

  1. Now on the evening of the Sabbath before the Passover, as Yeshua was in Bethany he went to the house of Simon the leper, and there they made him a supper, and Martha served while “Lazarus” was one of those who sat at table with Him. ” 
  2. And there came Mary called Magdalene, having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious and costly, and she opened the box and poured the ointment on the head of Yeshua, and anointed His feet, and wiped them with the hair of her head.  
  3. Then said one among his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was to betray him, “Why this waste of ointment which might have been sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?” And this he said not that he cared for the poor but because he was filled with jealousy and greed, and had the bag, and revealed what was put therein. And they murmured against her.  
  4. And Yeshua said, “Let her alone, why do you trouble her? For she has done all she could; yea, she has wrought a good work on me. You have the poor always with you, but me you don’t have always. She has anointed my body for the day of my burial. ” 
  5. “And verily, I say to you, where so ever this Gospel will be preached in the whole world, the story of what she has done for a memorial of her, will also be told. ” 
  6. Then Satan entered into the heart of Judas Iscariot and he went his way and communed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray Him. And they were glad and covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver, the price of a slave, and he promised them, and after that sought opportunity to betray him.
  7. And at that time Yeshua said to his disciples, “Preach to all the world, saying, ‘Strive to receive the mysteries of Light, and enter into the kingdom of Light, for now is the accepted time and now is the day of salvation. “
  8. “Don’t put off from day to day, and from cycle to cycle and æon to æon, in the belief, that when you return to this world you will succeed in gaining the mysteries , and entering into the kingdom of light. ” 
  9. For you don’t know when the number of perfected souls will be filled up, and then the gates of the kingdom of light will be shut, and from hence none will be able to come in thereby, nor will any go forth. ” 
  10. “Strive you that you may enter while the call is made, until the number of perfected souls will be sealed and complete, and the door is shut. “

 

 

       CHAPTER 66: Yeshua Again Teaches His Disciples 

 

  1. Again Yeshua taught them saying, God has raised up witnesses to the truth in every nation and every age, that all might know the Will of the eternal and do it, and enter into the kingdom, to be rulers and workers with the eternal.  
  2. “God is power, love and wisdom, and these three are One. God is truth, goodness and beauty, and these three are One. ” 
  3. “God is justice, knowledge and purity, and these three are One. God is splendor, compassion and holiness, and these three are One. ” 
  4. “And these four trinities are One in the hidden deity, the perfect, the infinite, the only. ” 
  5. “Likewise in every man who is perfected, there are three persons, that of the son, that of the spouse, and that of the father, and these three are One. ” 
  6. “So in every woman who is perfect are there three persons, that of the daughter, that of the bride, and that of the mother, and these three are One; and the man and the woman are One, even as God in One. ” 
  7. “Thus it is with God the Father-Mother, in whom is neither male nor female and in whom is both, and each is threefold, and all are One in the hidden Unity. ” 
  8. “Don’t marvel at this, for as it is above so it is below, and as it is below so it is above, and that which is on earth is so, because it is so in heaven. ” 
  9. Again I say to you, I and my bride are one, even as Mary Magdalen , whom I have chosen and sanctified to myself as a type, is one with me; I and my church are One. And the church is the elect of humanity for the salvation of all. ” 
  10. “The church of the first-born is the Maria of God. Thus says the eternal, she is my mother and she has even conceived me, and brought me forth as her son in every age and clime. She is my bride, ever one in holy union with me her spouse. She is my daughter, for she has ever issued and proceeded from me her father, rejoicing in me. ” 
  11. “And these two trinities are One in the eternal, and are shown forth in each man and woman who is made perfect, ever being born of God, and rejoicing in light, ever being lifted up and made one with God, ever conceiving and bringing forth God for the salvation of the many. ” 
  12. “This is the Mystery of the trinity in humanity, and moreover in every individual child of man must be accomplished the mystery of God, ever witnessing to the light, suffering for the truth, ascending into heaven, and sending forth the spirit of truth. And this is the path of salvation. For the kingdom of God is within. ” And one said to Him, “Master, when shall the kingdom come?” And he answered and said, “When that which is without shall be as that which is within, and that which is within shall be as that which is without, and the male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One. They who have ears to hear, let them hear. “

 

1997 Translation differs in the following verses

  1. And these two Trinities are One in the Eternal, and are shown forth in each man and woman who are made perfect, ever being born of the Lord, and rejoicing in light, ever being lifted up and made one with the Most High, ever conceiving and bringing forth The Law for the salvation of the many.
  2. Again I say to you, I and My Bride are one, even as Mary Magdalene, whom I have chosen and sanctified as a type, is one with Me; I and my Congregation are One. And the Congregation is the elect of humanity for the rebirth of all.
  3. This is the Mystery of the Triune Humanity, and moreover, in every individual child of man must be accomplished the mystery of the Unbegotten, ever witnessing of the Light, enduring for the Truth, ascending into His innermost Heaven, and sending forth the Spirit of Truth. And this is the path of salvation, for the Kingdom is within.
  4. And on said to him, Teacher, when shall the Kingdom come? And he answered and said, When that which is without shall be as that which is within, and that which is within shall be as that which is without, and the male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One. They who have ears to hear, let them hear.

 

 

                CHAPTER 67: Entry Into Jerusalem

 

  1. Now on the first day of the week when they came near to Jerusalem , to Bethpage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples, and said to them, “Go your way into the village over against you, and as soon as you have entered into it, you will find an ass tied, whereon never man sat, free him and bring him. ” 
  2. “And if any say to you, Why do you this? Tell them that the Lord has need of him, and straightway they will send him here. ” 
  3. “And they went their way and found the ass tied outside in a place where two ways met, and they untied him. And certain of them that stood there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they said to them, what Yeshua had commanded. And they let them go.  
  4. “They brought the ass to Yeshua, and cast their garments upon him, and He sat upon the ass. And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down branches off the trees and strewed them in the way. “
  5. “And they that went before, and they that followed cried, saying, Hosanna, blessed are you who comes in the name of IOVA; Blessed is the Kingdom of our ancestor David , and blessed are you that comes in the name of the highest; Hosanna in the highest. ” 
  6. And Yeshua entered into Jerusalem and into the temple, and when he had looked round about upon all things, He spoke this parable to them, saying,” 
  7. “When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of his glory. And before Him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. ” 
  8. “Then shall the king say to them on his right hand, “Come be blessed by my Parent, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me. ” 
  9. “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? Or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and took you in? Or naked and clothed you? Or when did we see you sick, or in prison and came to you?'” 
  10. “And the king shall answer and say to them, ‘Behold, I manifest myself to you, in all created forms; and I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. ” 
  11. “Then shall he say also to them on his left hand, ‘Depart from me you evil souls into the eternal fires which you have prepared for yourselves, till you are purified seven times and cleansed from your sins. ” 
  12. “For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink. I was a stranger and you did not take me, naked and you clothed me not, sick and in prison and you visited me not. ” 
  13. “Then shall they also answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or in prison, and did not minister to you?'” 
  14. Then shall he answer them, saying, “Behold, I manifest myself to you, in all created forms. In as much as you didn’t do it to the least of these, my brothers, you didn’t do it to me. ” 
  15. “And the cruel and the loveless shall go away into chastisement for ages, and if they don’t repent, be utterly destroyed; but the righteous and the merciful, will go into life and peace everlasting. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 68: he Householder and the Husbandmen

 

  1. And Yeshua said, “Hear another parable, There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it around about and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to Husbandmen and went into a far country. ” 
  2. “And when the time of the ripe fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the Husbandmen that they might receive the fruits of it. And the Husbandmen took his servants and beat one, and stoned another, and killed another. ” 
  3. “Again he sent other servants, more honorable than the first, and they did to them likewise. But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. ” 
  4. “But when the Husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. ‘ And they caught him and cast him out of the vineyard and slew him. ” 
  5. “When the lord of the vineyard comes what will he do to those Husbandmen?” They said to Him, “He will miserably destroy those wicked men and will let out his vineyard to other Husbandmen, which will render him the fruits in their seasons. ” 
  6. Yeshua said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the Pyramid?’ This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. ” 
  7. “Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And who so ever will fall on this stone will be broken, but on whom so ever it falls, it will grind them to powder. ” 
  8. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. But when they sought to lay hands on Him they feared the multitude, because they took Him for a prophet.
  9. And the disciples asked Him afterwards the meaning of this parable, and he said to them, “The vineyard is the world, the Husbandmen are your priests, and the messengers are the servants of the good law, and the prophets.  
  10. “When the fruits of their labor are demanded of the priest, none are given, but they evilly treat the messengers who teach the truth of God, even as they have done from the beginning. ” 
  11. “And when the Son of man comes, even the Messiah of God, they gather together against the holy One, and slay him , and cast him out of the vineyard, for they have not wrought the things of the spirit, but sought their own pleasure and gain, rejecting the holy law. ” 
  12. “Had they accepted the Anointed One, who is the corner stone and the head, it would have been well with them, and the building would have stood, even as the temple of God inhabited by the spirit. ” 
  13. “But the day will come when The Law which they reject shall become the head stone, seen of all, and they who stumble on it shall be broken, but they who persist is disobedience shall be ground to pieces. ” 
  14. “For to some of the angels God gave dominion over the course of this world, charging them to rule in wisdom, in justice and in love. But they have neglected the commands of the most High, and rebelled against the good order of God. Thus cruelty and suffering and sorrow have entered the world, till the time the Master returns, and takes possession of all things, and calls his servants to account. ” 
  15. And he spoke another parable, saying, “A certain man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard, and he answered and said, I will not, but afterwards he repented and went. And he came to the second and said likewise, and he answered and said, I go, sir, and went not. Who of the twain did the will of his father?” 
  16. They say to him, “The first. ” Yeshua said to them, “I say to you, that the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believed him, but the tax gatherers and the harlots believed him, and you, when you had seen it, did not repented afterwards, that you might believe him. ” 
  17. And the Lord gathered together all His disciples in a certain place. And he said to them, “Can you make perfection to appear out of that which is imperfect? Can you bring order out of disorder?” And they said, “Lord, we cannot. ” 
  18. And he placed them according to the number of each in a four-square order, each side lacking one of twelve, and this he did, knowing who should betray him (who should be counted one of them by man, but  was not of them).  
  19. The first in the seventh rank from above in the middle, and the last in the seventh from below, and him that was neither first nor last did he make the centre of all, and the rest according to a divine order did he place them, each finding his own place, so those who were above, were even as those who were below, and those who were below as those who were above, and the left side was equal to the right side, and the right side tot he left, according to the sum of their numbers.  
  20. And he said, “Do you see how you stand? I say to you, In like manner is the order of the kingdom, and the One who rules all is in your midst, and he is the center, and with him are the hundred and twenty, the elect of Israel, and after them comes the hundred and forty and four thousand, the elect of the Gentiles, who are their brothers. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 69: The Messiah Within, 

The Resurrection and the Life

 

  1. As Yeshua sat by the west of the temple with his disciples, behold there passed some carrying one that was dead, to burial, and a certain one said to Him, “Master, if a man die, shall he live again?” 
  2. He answered and said, “I am the resurrection and the life, I am the good, the beautiful, the true; if a man believe in me he shall not die, but live eternally. As in Adam all (1997 = are bound to cycles of rebirth) die, so in the Messiah shall all be made alive. Blessed are the dead who die in me, and are made perfect in my image and likeness, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. They have overcome evil, and are made pillars in the temple of my God, and they go out no more, for they rest in the eternal. ” 
  3. “For them that persist in evil there is no rest, but they go out and in, and suffer correction for ages, till they are made perfect. But for them that have done good and attained to perfection, there is endless rest and they go into life everlasting. They rest in the eternal. ” 
  4. “Over them the repeated death and birth have no power, for them the wheel of the eternal revolves no more, for they have attained to the center, where is eternal rest, and the center of all things is God. ” 
  5. And one of the disciples asked him, “How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?” And he answered and said, “If you don’t make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God. ” 
  6. And he also said, “Don’t believe that any man is wholly without error, for even among the prophets and those who have been initiated into the Messiahhood, the word of error has been found. But there are a multitude of errors which are covered by love. ” 
  7. And now then the eventide was come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. For Lazarus and Mary and Martha whom he loved, lived there.  
  8. And Salome came to him and asked him, saying, “Lord, how long shall death hold sway?” And He answered, “So long as you men inflict burdens and you women bring forth, and for this purpose I have come, to end the works of the heedless. ” 
  9. And Salome said to him, “Then I have done well in not bringing forth. ” And the Lord answered and said, “Eat of every pasture which is good, but of that which has the bitterness of death, don’t eat. ” 
  10. And when Salome asked when those things of which she inquired should be known, the Lord said, “When you crush the garments of shame and rise above desire; When the two become One, and the male with the female shall be neither male nor female. ” 
  11. And again, to another disciple who asked, “When will all obey the law?” Yeshua said, “When the spirit of God shall fill the whole earth and every heart of man and of woman. ” 
  12. “I cast the law into the earth and it took root and bore in due time twelve fruits for the nourishment of all. I cast the law into the water and it was cleansed from all defilement of evil. (1997 translation adds: The Law was cast into the fire, and the gold was purged from all dross).   I cast the law into the air, and it was made alive by the spirit of the living One that fills all things and dwells in every heart. ” 
  13. And many other like sayings He spoke to them who had ears to hear, and an understanding mind. But to the multitude they were dark sayings.

 

 

    CHAPTER 70: Yeshua Rebukes Peter for His Haste

 

  1. Now the next day as they were coming from Bethany, Peter was hungry, and perceiving a fig tree far off with leaves. He approached hoping he might find fruit on the tree, and when he came he found nothing but leaves, because it wasn’t time for figs yet. ” 
  2. And Peter was angry and said to it, “Accursed tree, no man eat fruit from you hereafter for ever. ” And some of the disciples heard of it.  
  3. And the next day as Yeshua and his disciples passed by, Peter said to Yeshua, “Master, behold, the fig tree which I cursed is green and flourishing/ Why didn’t my curse take hold?” 
  4. Yeshua said to Peter, “You don’t know what spirit your come from. Why did you curse what God did not curse?” And Peter said, “Behold Lord I was hungry, and finding leaves and no fruit, I was angry, and I cursed the tree. ” 
  5. And Yeshua said, “Son of Jonas did you not know it wasn’t time for figs yet? Behold the corn which is in the field which grows according to its nature–first the green shoot, then the stalk, then the ear–. Would you be angry if you came at the time of the tender shoot or the stalk and did not find the corn in the ear? And would you curse the tree which, full of buds and blossoms, did not yet have fruit?” 
  6. “Truly Peter I tell you, one of my twelve will deny me thrice in his fear and anger with curses, and swear that he doesn’t knows me, and the rest will forsake me for a season. ” 
  7. “But you will repent and grieve bitterly, because in your heart you love me, and you will be as an altar of twelve hewn stones, and a witness to my name, and you will be as the Servants of servants, and I will give the keys of the church to you. You will feed my sheep and my lambs and you will be my vice-regents upon earth. ” 
  8. “But there shall arise men amongst them that succeed you, of whom some shall indeed love me even as you, who being hot headed and unwise, and void of patience, shall curse those whom God has not cursed, and persecute them in their ignorance, because they cannot yet find in them the fruits they seek. ” 
  9. “And others being lovers of themselves shall make alliance with the kings and rulers of the world, and seek earthly power, and riches, and domination, and put to death by fire and sword those who seek the truth, and therefore are truly my disciples. ” 
  10. And in their days I Yeshua shall be crucified afresh and put to open shame, for they will profess to do these things in my name. And Peter said, “Be it far from you Lord. ” 
  11. And Yeshua answered, “As I shall be nailed to the cross, so also shall my church in those days, for she is my bride and one with me. But the day shall come when this darkness shall pass away, and the true light shall shine. ” 
  12. “And one shall sit on my throne, who shall be a man of truth and goodness and power, and he shall be filled with love and wisdom beyond all others, and shall rule my church by a four-fold twelve and by two and seventy as of old, and that only which is true shall he teach. ” 
  13. “And my church shall be filled with light, and give light to all nations of the earth, and there shall be one elect sitting on his throne as a king and a priest. ” 
  14. “And my spirit shall be upon him; and his throne shall endure and not be shaken; for it shall be founded on love and truth and equity; and light shall come to it, and go forth from it, to all the nations of the earth, and the truth shall make them free. “

                CHAPTER 71: The Cleansing of the Temple

 

  1. And the Jews’ Passover was at hand, and Yeshua went up again from Bethany into Jerusalem. He found sitting, in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money.  
  2. And when He had made a scourge of seven cords, He drove them all out of the temple and untied the sheep and the oxen, and the doves, and poured out the changers’ money, and overturned the tables;” 
  3. And said to them, “Take these things hence; make not my Father’s House a House of merchandise. Is it not written, ‘My House is a House of Prayer, for all nations?’ But you have made it a den of thieves, and filled it with all manner of abominations. ” 
  4. And He would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel of blood through the temple, or that any animals should be slain. And the disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for thine house has eaten me up. ” 
  5. Then the Jews responded, “What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?” Yeshua answered, “Again I say to you, destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. ” 
  6. Then said the Jews, It took forty six years to build this temple and you will raise it in three days?” But He spoke of the temple of his body.  
  7. When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the scripture and the word which Yeshua had said.  
  8. But the scribes and the priests saw and heard, and were astonished and sought how they might destroy Him, for they feared Him, seeing that all the people were attentive to His doctrines.  
  9. And when evening had come He went out of the city. For by day He taught in the temple and at night He went out and stayed on the Mount of Olives; and the people came early in the morning to hear Him in the temple courts.  
  10. Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which He did.  
  11. But Yeshua did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and did not need anyone to testify about man; for He knew what was in man.  
  12. And Yeshua seeing the Passover was near at hand, sent two of his disciples, that they should prepare the upper room where He desired to eat with His twelve, and buy such things as were needful for the feast which He intended thereafter.

 

 

  CHAPTER 72: The Many Mansions in the One House

 

  1. And as Yeshua sat with his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane He said to them, ” Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Parent’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am there you may be also. And where ever I go you will know, and The Way you will know, for it is within you.  
  2. Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going; so how can we know the way? Yeshua said to him “I am way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the All- Parent but through me. If you had known me, you should have known my Parent also; and from henceforth you know and have seen my Parent. ” 
  3. Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the All-Parent and it will be sufficient for us. ” Yeshua said to him, “Have I been with you a long time, and yet you haven’t known me not know me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the All-Parent; and how do you come to say, ‘Show us the All-Parent?’ Don’t you believe that I am in the All-Parent, and the All- Parent in me? The words that I speak to you I speak not of myself; but the All-Parent who dwells in me and does the works. ” 
  4. “Believe me, that I am in the All-Parent and the All-Parent in me; or else, believe me for the very works’ sake. I tell you truly, they who believe in me, will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will they do; because I go to my Parent. ” 
  5. “And what so ever, you will ask in my Name, that will I do, that the All-Parent may be glorified in the son and daughter of man If you ask anything in my name , I will do it. ” 
  6. “If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray to the All-Parent, who will give you another comforter, to abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth not, neither knoweth, but you know; for the spirit dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” 
  7. “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world won’t see me anymore; but you see me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in my Parent, and you in me, and I in you. ” 
  8. “They who have my commandments, and keep them, these are they who love me; and they that love me shall be loved of my Parent, and I will love them and will manifest myself to them. ” 
  9. Judas said to Him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Yeshua him, “If any love me, they will keep my words; and the holy One will love them and we will come to them, and make our abode with them. ” 
  10. “They who don’t love me don’t keep my sayings; the word which you hear is not mine, but the All-Parent’s who sent me. These things have I spoken to you, being yet present with you. But the comforter, who is my Mother, holy wisdom, whom the Father will send in my name, she shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you. ” 
  11. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard how I said to you, I would go away, and come again to you. If you loved me you would rejoice, because I said, I go to the All-Parent; for the All-Parent is greater than I. ” 
  12. “And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you may believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you; for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me. ” 
  13. But that the world may know that I love the All-Parent; as the All-Parent gave me commandments, even so I do. Even to the end.

 

 

                CHAPTER 73: The True Vine

 

  1. After these things Yeshua spoke saying to them; “I am the true vine, and my Parent is the vinedresser. Every branch that beareth fruit, is purged that it may bring forth more fruit. ” 
  2. “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in me. I am the tree, you are the branches; who so abide in me and I in them, the same bring forth much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. ” 
  3. “If any abide not in me, they are cast forth as useless branches, and they wither away; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it will be done to you. ” 
  4. “Verily, I am the true bread which comes down out of heaven, even the substance of God which is one with the life of God. And, as many grains are in one bread, so are you, who believe, and do the will of my Parent, one in me. Not as your ancestors did eat manna and are dead; but they who eat this bread shall live for ever. ” 
  5. “As the wheat is separated from the chaff, so must you be separated from the falsities of the world; yet you must not go out of the word, but live separate in the world, for the life of the world. ” 
  6. “The wheat is parched by fire, so must you my disciples pass through tribulations. But rejoice; for having suffered with me as one body, you shall reign with me in one body, and give life to the world. ” 
  7. “Herein is my Parent glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples. As the All-Parent hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue in my love. If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Parent’s commandments, and abide in the spirit of love. ” 
  8. “These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend. You are my friends, if you do what so ever I command you. ” 
  9. Henceforth I don’t call you servants; for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Parent I have made known to you, and ordained you, that you should go, and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that what so ever you shall ask of the All-Parent in my name, you may receive. ” 
  10. “These things I command you, that you love one another and all the creatures of God. If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you are of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. ” 
  11. “Remember the word that I said to you. The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake, because they don’t know him who sent me. ” 
  12. “If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin; but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hates me hates my Parent also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin; but now they have; have seen and hated both me and my Parent. But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. ” 
  13. “But when the comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the All-Parent, even the spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father and the Mother the same shall testify of me; and you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 74: Yeshua Foretells Persecutions

 

  1. “These things have I spoken to you that you should be forewarned. They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the time comes, that who so ever kills you will think that they do God’s service. And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the All-Parent, nor me. ” 
  2. “But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not to you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go my way to my Parent that sent me; and none of you asks me, to where I am going? But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. ” 
  3. “Never the less I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send my spirit to you. And when the spirit has come, the world shall be reproved of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. ” 
  4. “Of sin, because they don’t believe in me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you don’t see me anymore; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. ” 
  5. “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot hear them now. How be it when the spirit of truth is come, She will guide you into all truth; and the same will show you things to come and shall glorify me; for the same s

hall receive of mine, and shall show it to you. ” 

  1. “All things that my Parent has are mine; therefore said I, that the comforter shall take of mine, and shall show it to you. A little while, and you shall not see me; and again, a little while, and you shall see me, because I go to the All-Parent. ” 
  2. Now Yeshua knew that they wanted to ask him, and said to them, “Are you asking one another what I said? A little while, and you shall not see me; and again, a little while, and you shall see me? Truly, I say to you, that you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. ” 
  3. “A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she has delivered the child, she doesn’t remember the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And you now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy can not be taken by any one. ” 
  4. “And on that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, I say to you, What so ever you shall ask my Parent in my Name, you will receive. Up to this point you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken to you in proverbs; but the time comes, when I shall not speak to you in a mystery, but I shall show you plainly of the All-Parent. ” 
  5. “On that day you shall ask in my name; and I won’t say to you, that I will pray (to) my Parent for you; For the All-Parent in truth loves you, (1997 = because you have set your course on The Way) because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from God, and have come into the world; again, I leave the world, and go to my God. ”  
  6. His disciples said to him, Lo, now you speak plainly, and don’t speak a mystery. Now are we sure that you know all things, and don’t need any man to ask you; by this we believe that you came forth from God. ” 
  7. Yeshua answered them, “Do you now believe? Behold, the hour comes, yea, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own home, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Arise, let us go hence. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 75: The Last Paschal Supper.  

 

  1. And at evening the Master comes into the house, and there are gathered with Him the twelve and their fellows; Peter and Jacob and Thomas and John and Simon and Matthew and Andrew and Nathanael and James and Thaddeus and Jude and Philip and their companions (and there was also Judas Iscariot, who by men was numbered with he twelve, till the time when he should be manifested).  
  2. And they were all clad in garments of white linen, pure and clean, for linen is the righteousness of the saints; and each had the color of his tribe. But the Master was clad in his pure white robe, over all, without spot.  
  3. And there arose contention among them as to which of them should be held in highest esteem, wherefore He said to them, “He that is greatest among you let him be as he that doth serve. ” 
  4. And Yeshua said, “With passion have I desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, and to institute the memorial of my oblation for the service and salvation of all. For behold the hour comes when the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. ” 
  5. (1997 translation reads: Then Judas, the newest member, who had not yet been fully initiated in the mysteries asked, Where will you have us prepare the Passover? And Yeshua answered, Would I desire with desire at this Passover to eat flesh with you before I am to institute the memorial of my Oblation for the service and salvation of all? For behold the hour approaches when the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of traitors.
  6. And one of the twelve said to him, “Lord, is it I?” And he answered, “He to whom I give the sop the same is he. ” 
  7. And Iscariot said to him, “Master, behold the unleavened bread, the mingled wine and the oil and the herbs but where is the lamb that Moses commanded?” (For Judas had bought the lamb, but Yeshua had forbidden that it be killed. ) 
  8. And John spoke in the spirit, saying, “Behold the Lamb of God, the good shepherd which gives his life for the sheep. And Judas was troubled at these words, for he knew that he should betray him. But again Judas said, Master, is it not written in the law that a lamb must be slain for the Passover within the gates? 
  9. And Yeshua answered, “If I am lifted up on the cross then indeed shall the lamb be slain; but woe to him by whom it is delivered into he hands of the slayers; it were better for him had he not been born. ” 
  10. “I say to you, for this end have I come into the world, that I may put away all blood offerings and the eating of flesh of the beasts and the birds that are slain by men. ” 
  11. “In the beginning, God gave to all, the fruits of the trees, and the seeds, and the herbs, for food; but those who loved themselves more than God, or their fellows, corrupted their ways, and brought diseases into their bodies, and filled the earth with lust and violence. ” 
  12. “Not by shedding innocent blood, therefore, but by living a righteous life, shall you find the peace of God. You call me the Messiah of God and you say well, for I am the way, the truth and the life. ” 
  13. “Walk in the way, and you shall find God. Seek you the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Live in the life, and you shall see no death. All things are alive in God, and the spirit of God fills all things. ” 
  14. “Keep the commandments. Love your God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. On these hang all the law and the prophets. And the sum of the law is this– Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you. Do you to others, what you want others to do to you. ” 
  15. “Blessed are they who keep this law, for God is manifested in all creatures. All creatures live in God, and God is hidden in them. ” 
  16. After these things, Yeshua dipped the sop and gave it to Judas Iscariot, saying, “What you are going to do, do quickly. ” He then, having received the sop, went out immediately, and it was night.  
  17. And when Judas Iscariot had gone out, Yeshua said, “Now is the Son of man glorified among his twelve, and God is glorified in Him. And I say to you, they who receive you receive me, and they who receive me receive the Father-Mother who sent me. To you who follow me in the regeneration of the elect, I appoint a kingdom as the same has been appointed to me, and you who have been faithful to the truth shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  
  18. And one said to Him. “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? And Yeshua said, “My kingdom is not of this world, neither are all Israel which are called Israel.  
  19. “They in every nation who don’t defile themselves with cruelty, who do righteousness, love mercy, and reverence all the works of God, who give succor to all that are weak and oppressed–the same are the Israel of God. “

 

 

CHAPTER 76: The Washing of the Feet. New Commandment. The Eucharistic Oblation.  

 

  1. And the Paschal Supper being ended, the lights were kindled, for it was evening. And Yeshua arose from the table and laid aside his garment, and girded himself with a towel, and pouring water into a basin, washed the feet of each of the four-fold twelve, and wiped them with the towel with which he was girded.  
  2. And one of them said, “Lord, you should not wash my feet. ” And Yeshua said, “If I don’t wash you, you have no part with me . And he answered, Lord, don’t only wash my feet, but my head and my hands. ” 
  3. And He said to him, “They who have come out of the bath, need not but to wash their feet, and every small part is clean. ” 
  4. And then putting on the over-garment of pure white linen without spot or seam, He sat at the table and said to them “Know what I have done to you? You call me Lord and Master, and if then your Lord and Master has washed your feet, you ought also to wash one another’s feet. For I have given this example, that as I have done to you, so also should you do to others. ” 
  5. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another and all the creatures of God. Love is the fulfilling of the law. Love is of God, and God is love. Who not loves, does not know God. ” 
  6. “Now you are clean (purified) through the word which I have spoken to you. If you love one to another, and show mercy and love to all creatures of God, especially to those that are weak and oppressed and suffer wrong then all men will know that you are my disciples. For the whole earth is filled with dark places of cruelty, with pain and sorrow, by the selfishness and ignorance of man. ” 
  7. “I say to you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, and give them light for their darkness, and let the spirit of love dwell within your hearts, and abound to all. And I say further, love one another, and all the creation of God. ” And when he had finished, they said, “Blessed be God. ” 
  8. Then He lifted up his voice, and they joined him, saying, “As the red deer yearns for the water brooks, so my soul yearns for you, O God. ” And when they had ended, one brought to Him a censer full of live coals; and He cast frankincense thereon, even the frankincense which his mother had given him on the day of his manifestation; and the sweetness of the odor filled the room 
  9. Then Yeshua, placing before Him the platter, and behind it the chalice, and lifting up His eyes to heaven, gave thanks for the goodness of God in all things and to all, and after that He took in His hands the unleavened bread and blessed it; the wine likewise mingled with water and blessed it; chanting the invocation of the holy name the sevenfold, calling upon the thrice holy Father-Mother in heaven to send down the Holy Spirit and make the bread to be his body, even the body of the Messiah, and the fruit of the vine to be his blood, even the blood of the Messiah, for the remission of sins and everlasting life, to all who obey the gospel.  
  10. Then lifting up the oblation towards heaven, he said, “The son who is also the daughter of man is lifted up from the earth, and I shall draw all men to me; then it shall be known by the people that I am sent from God. ” 
  11. These things being done, Yeshua spoke these words, lifting his eyes to heaven. “Abba Amma, the hour is come, Glorify your son that your son may be glorified in you. ” 
  12. “Yea, you have glorified me; you have filled my heart with fire; you have set lamps on my right hand and on my left, so that no part of my being should be without light. Your love shined on my right hand, and your wisdom on my left. Your love, your wisdom, thy power are manifest in me. ” 
  13. “I have glorified you on earth. I have finished the work you gave me to do, Holy One, keep through your name the twelve and their fellows whom you have given me, that they may be One even as we are One. While I was with them in the world I kept them in your name, and none of them is lost, for he who went out from us, was not of us, nevertheless, I pray for him that he may be restored. Father-Mother, forgive him, for he knows not what he does. ” 
  14. “And now I come to you, and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I give them your word, and the world hates them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. ” 
  15. I am not praying that you should take them out of the world, but that you should protect them from evil, while yet in the world. Sanctify them through your truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so also I send them into the world, and for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth. ” 
  16. “I am not praying for them alone, but for all who will be added to their number, and for the two and seventy also whom I sent forth; yea, and for all that shall believe in the truth through your word, that they also may be one as you most holy are in me and I in you, that they may also be One in you that the world may know that you have sent me. ” 
  17. “Holy Parent, I Will also, that those whom you have given me, yea all who live, be with me where I am, that they may partake of my glory which you give me, for you love me in all, and all in me, from before the foundations of the world. ” 
  18. “The world has not known you in your righteousness, but I know you, and these know that you have sent me. ” 
  19. “And I have declared to them your name that the love wherewith you have loved me, may be in them; and that from them it may abound, even to all your creatures, yea, even to all. ” These words being ended, they all lifted up their voices with him and prayed as he taught them, saying,” 
  20. “Our Father-Mother; Who art above and within. Hallowed be your sacred name, in biune (binary) trinity. In wisdom, love and equity, your kingdom come to all. Thy holy Will be done always, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us day by day to partake of your holy bread, and the fruit of your living vine. As we seek to perfect others, so perfect us in your Messiah. Show upon us your goodness, that to others we may show the same. In the hour of trial, deliver us from evil. ” 
  21. “For yours is the kingdom, and power and the glory; From the Ages of ages, now, and to the Ages of ages. Amun. ” 
  22. Then our Master took the holy bread, and broke it, and the fruit of the vine also, and mingled it, and having blessed and hallowed both, and casting a fragment of the bread into the cup, he blessed the holy Union, 
  23. Then he gave the bread which he had hallowed to his disciples saying, “Eat, for this is my body, even the body of the Messiah, which is given for the salvation of the body and the soul. ” 
  24. “Likewise He gave to them the fruit of the vine which he had blessed saying to them, “Drink, for this my blood, even the blood of Messiah, which is shed for you and for many, for the salvation of the soul and the body. ” 
  25. And when all had partaken, he said to them, “As often as you assemble together in my name, make this Oblation for a memorial of me, even the bread of everlasting life and the wine of eternal salvation, and eat and drink thereof with pure heart, and you shall receive of the substance and the life of god, which dwells in me. ” 
  26. And when they had sung a hymn, Yeshua stood up in the midst of his Apostles, and going round Him who was their centre, as in solemn dance, they rejoiced in Him. And then He went out to the Mount of Olives, and His disciples followed Him.  
  27. Now Judas Iscariothad gone to the house of Caiaphas and said to him, Behold he has celebrated the Passover, within the gates, with the mazza in place of the lamb. I indeed bought a lamb, but he forbade that it should be killed, and lo, the man of whom I bought it is witness. ” 
  28. And Caiaphas rent his clothes and said, “Truly this is a Passover of the Law of Moses. He has done the deed which is worthy of death, for it is a mighty transgression of the law. What need of further witness? Yea, even now two robbers have broken into the temple and stolen the book of the law, and this is the end of His teaching. Let us tell these things to the people who follow Him, for they will fear the authority of the law. ” 
  29. And one that was standing by as Judas came out, saying to him, “Do you think that they will put him to death?” 
  30. And Judas said, “No, for He will do some mighty work to deliver Himself out of their hands, even as when they of the synagogue in Capernaum rose up against Him, and brought Him to the brow of the hiss that they might throw Him down headlong, and did He not pass safely through their midst? He will surely escape them now also, and proclaim Himself openly and set up the kingdom whereof He spoke. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 77: The Agony in the Garden

 

  1. And as they went to the Mount of Olives, Yeshua said to them, “All you shall be offended because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. ‘ But after I have risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. ” 
  2. Simon answered and said to Him. “Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended. ” And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, behold Satan yearns to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith does not fail; and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers. ” 
  3. And he said to Him “Lord, I am ready to go with you, both to prison and to death. ” And Yeshua said, “I tell thee, Simon, before the rooster crows tonight, you will deny that you know me three times. ” 
  4. Then Yeshua came with them, having crossed the brook Kedron, to the garden called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there. ” (Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place, for Yeshua often resorted there with his disciples. ) 
  5. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death; stay here, and watch with me. ” 
  6. And He went a little farther and prostrated himself, and prayed, saying, “O my Father- Mother, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will but as you Will. ” 
  7. And an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. And he came to the disciples and finding them asleep, said to Peter, “What, could you not watch with me one hour?” 
  8. “Watch and pray that you don’t enter into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. ” 
  9. He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “O my Father-Mother, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your Will be done.  
  10. And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.  
  11. And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.  
  12. And He left them and went away again and prayed a third time, saying, “O my Father- Mother, not my will but your Will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. ” 
  13. Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest; behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going, behold, he is at hand that does betray me. “

 

 

       CHAPTER 78: The Betrayal by Judas Iscariot

 

  1. And it came to pass while Yeshua still spoke, look, there came a multitude, and Judas that was called Iscariot went before them. For Judas, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.  
  2. Yeshua, knowing all things that would happen to him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Yeshua of Nazareth. ” Yeshua answered, “I am he. ” 
  3. And when they heard that, they stepped backwards, and sank to the ground. And when they arose, then He said again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Yeshua of Nazareth. ” And Yeshua answered, “I have told you, I am he; if therefore you seek me let these go their way. ” 
  4. Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whom so ever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. ” 
  5. And forthwith he came to Yeshua and said, “Hail, Master; and kissed him. ” And Yeshua said to him. “Friend, why have you come? Is it with a kiss that you betray the Son of Man?” 
  6. Then Yeshua said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and the elders, who had come to them. “Have you come as you would for a thief, with swords and sticks? When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lift a hand against me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. ” 
  7. Then they came and laid hands on Yeshua. And Simon Peter lifted his hand, and drew his sword and struck a servant of the high priest’s and cut off his ear.  
  8. Then said Yeshua to him, “Sheath your sword again; all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword. ” And Yeshua touched his ear and healed him.  
  9. And He said to Peter, Do you think that I can’t now pray to my Parent, and He shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?” 
  10. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled. And they that had laid hands on Yeshua led him away to Caiaphas, the high priest. But they brought him to Annas first because he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest for that same year.  
  11. Now Caiaphas was he who gave council to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the sins of the people.  
  12. And the scribes and the elders were assembled together, but Peter and John and Simon and Jude followed far off to the high priest’s palace, and they went in and sat with the servants to see the end.  
  13. And they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and when they were set down together, Peter sat down among them and warmed himself, and Simon also sat by him.  
  14. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, “Woman, I know him not. ” 
  15. And after a little while, another saw him and said, “Thou art also of them. ” And Simon said, “Man, I am not. ” 
  16. And about the space of one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, “Of a truth this fellow was with Yeshua of Nazareth; for his speech betrays him. ” 
  17. And Simon denied the third time with an oath, saying, “I know not the man. ” And immediately, while he still spoke, the rooster crew.  
  18. And the Lord turned and looked upon Simon. And Simon remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows this day you will deny me thrice. ” And Simon went out and wept bitterly. Transmuted 

 

 

   CHAPTER 79: The Hebrew Trial before Caiaphas

 

  1. The high priest then asked Yeshua about His disciples and about his doctrine, saying, “How old are you? Are you He that said that our father Abraham saw your day?” 
  2. And Yeshua answered, “Verily before Abram was, I AM. ” And the high priest said, “You are not yet fifty years old. How can you say that you have seen Abram? Who art thou? Do you make yourself out to be? What are you teaching?” 
  3. And Yeshua answered him “I spoke openly to the world; I even taught in the synagogue and in the temple, wherein the Jews always resort; in secret have I said nothing. Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard me, what I have said to them; Look, they know what I said. ” 
  4. And when He had spoken, one of the officers who stood by, struck Yeshua with the palm of his hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?” Yeshua answered him, “If I have spoken evil, point out the evil, if I spoke well, why do you hit me?” 
  5. Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council sought false witnesses against Yeshua to put him to death; but found none; yes, many false witnesses came, yet they did not agree with one another.  
  6. At the last came two false witnesses. And one of them said, “This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days. ” And the other stated, “This man said I will destroy this temple and build up another. ” 
  7. And the high priests rose and said to Him “Have you no answer? What are they saying against you?” But Yeshua held his peace. Now it was unlawful among the Hebrews to try a man by night.  
  8. And they said to him, “Are you the Messiah? Tell us. ” And He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go. ” 
  9. And they asked Him further saying, “Are you abolishing the sacrifice called for by the law, and the eating of flesh as Moses commanded?” And He answered, “Behold, a greater than Moses is here. ” 
  10. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God. ” Yeshua said to him, “You have said, and I repeat to you, ‘Hereafter shall you see the Son of man sitting on the right had of power and coming in the clouds of heaven. ‘” 
  11. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blaspheme. What do you think?” They answered and said, “He is worthy of death. ” 
  12. Then they spit in his face and buffeted him; and others hit him with the palms of their hands, saying, “Prophesy to us, you Messiah. Who is he that smote thee?” 
  13. Now when morning came all the chief priests and the elders of the people, even the whole council held a consultation, and took council against Yeshua to put him to death.  
  14. And they gave forth their sentence against Yeshua, that He was worthy of death, and that He should be bound and carried away, and delivered to Pilate 

 

 

        CHAPTER 80: The Penance of Judas

 

  1. Now Judas, who had betrayed Him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. ” 
  2. And they said, “What’s that to us? That is your business. ” And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple and left. He went out and hanged himself.  
  3. And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. ” 
  4. And they took council and bought with them the potter’s field, in which to bury strangers. Wherefore that field was called Aceldama, that is, the field of blood, to this day.  
  5. Then that which was spoken by Zachariah was fulfilled, the prophet, saying, “They weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value, and gave them for the potter’s field, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. ” 
  6. Now, Yeshua had said to His disciples, Woe to the man who receives the mysteries, and falls into sin thereafter. ” 
  7. For such there is no place of repentance in this cycle, seeing they have crucified afresh the divine offspring of God and man, and put the Messiah within them to an open shame.  
  8. Such are worse than the beasts, whom you ignorantly affirm to perish, for in your scriptures it is written, “That which befalls the beast befalls the sons of men. ” 
  9. “All live one breath, as the one dies so dies the other, so that a man has no pre- eminence over a beast, for all go to the same place–all come from the dust and return to the dust together. ” 
  10. These things Yeshua spoke concerning those who were not regenerate, not having received the spirit of God within their souls, even the spirit of divine Love, who, once having received the Light, crucified the son of God afresh, putting him to an open shame.

         CHAPTER 81: The Roman Trial Before Pilate

 

  1. Then they led Yeshua from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment, to Pontius Pilate, the governor. It was early, and they themselves did not go into the judgment hall, lest they should have their reputation sullied; and that they might keep the feast.  
  2. Pilate went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?” They answered, “If He were not becoming more prominent, we would not have delivered Him up to you. We have a law, and by our law He ought to die, because He wants to change the customs and rites which Moses delivered to us. He made himself the son of God. ” 
  3. Then Pilate said to them, Take Him and judge Him according to your law, For he knew that they had delivered Him because of envy.  
  4. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. So the prophesy of Yeshua, which He spoke, signifying what death He should die, was fulfilled.  
  5. And further, they accused Him saying, “We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying that He himself is Messiah a king.  
  6. Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again and called Yeshua and said to Him, Are you the king of the Jews?” Yeshua answered him, “Are you saying this by yourself, or did others say it about me?” 
  7. Pilate, answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you to me; what have you done?” Yeshua answered, “My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, to keep me from being delivered to the Jews; but my kingdom is not from here. ” 
  8. Pilate therefore said to him, “Are you a king then?” Yeshua answered, “You say that I am, so therefore yes, a king I am. To this end was I born and for this cause did I come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice. ” 
  9. Pilate said to him “What is truth?” Yeshua said, “Truth is from heaven. ” Pilate said, “Then truth is not on earth. ” Yeshua responded to Pilate, “Believe that truth is on earth amongst those who receive and obey it. Those who judge righteously are of the truth. ” 
  10. And when he had heard this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no fault at all in Him. ” And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders He answered nothing.  
  11. Then said Pilate to Him “Don’t you hear how many things they testify against you?” 
  12. And He never answered a word. The governor marveled greatly, and again He said to them, “I find no fault in this man. ” 
  13. And they looked to defeat him all the more fierce, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. ” When Pilate heard of Galilee he asked, whether the man were a Galilæan.  
  14. And as soon as he knew that He belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself also, was at Jerusalem at that time.  
  15. And when Herod saw Yeshua he was exceeding glad, for he was yearning to see Him for a long time, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him.  
  16. Then he questioned with Him in many words, but He answered nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him, and many false witnesses rose up against Him, and laid to his charge things that He knew nothing about.  
  17. And Herod with his men of war set him in a gorgeous robe and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod became friends, for before they were at enmity between themselves.  
  18. And Pilate went again into the judgment hall and said to Yeshua, “From what place do you come?” But Yeshua gave him no answer. Then said Pilate to him, “Don’t you speak to me? Don’t you know that I have power to crucify you, and have power to release you?” 
  19. Yeshua answered “You could not have any power against me, except it were given you from above, therefore he that delivered me to you hath the greater sin. ” 
  20. And from that moment forth Pilate looked to release him; but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you let this man go you are not Cæsar’s friend; whosoever makes himself a king speaks against Cæsar.  
  21. And Pilate called together the chief priests and rulers of the people. When he sat down on the judgment seat his wife contacted him saying, “Have nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream, because of Him. ” 
  22. And Pilate said to them, “You have brought this man to me, as one that perverts the people; behold I have examined him before you, and have found no fault in this man, touching those things where of you accuse him. No, nor has Herod, for I sent you to him, and nothing worthy of death was found in him. ” 
  23. “But you have a custom that I should release to you one at the Passover, will you therefore that I release to you the king of the Jews?” 
  24. Then they all cried our again, saying, “Not this man, but Bar-Abbas. ” Now Bar-Abbas was a robber. And, for sedition made in the city, and for murder, he was cast into prison.  
  25. Pilate therefore, willing to release Yeshua, spoke again to them. Who of the two do you want me to release to you? Yeshua Bar-Abbas, or Yeshua which is called the Messiah? They said, Bar-Abbas.  
  26. Pilate said to them “What then shall I do with Yeshua which is called the Messiah?” They all say to him, “Let him be crucified. ” 
  27. And the Governor said, “Why what evil has he done?” But they cried out all the more shouting, “Crucify him, crucify him. ” 
  28. Pilate therefore went forth again and said to them “Behold, again, I bring him forth to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him. ” Again they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him. ” 
  29. And Pilate said to them, the third time, “Why what evil hath He done? I have found no cause for death in Him; I will therefore chastise Him, and let Him go. ” 
  30. And they instantly shouted, demanding that He might be crucified. And their voices and of the chief priests prevailed.  
  31. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and she washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see you do it.  

32.

  1. Then all the people answered, and said, “His blood be on us, and on our children. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. And he delivered Yeshua to their will.

 

 

                CHAPTER 82: The Crucifixion

 

  1. Then he released Bar-Abbas to them, and when he had scourged Yeshua he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Yeshua to the common hall and gathered to Him the whole band of soldiers.  
  2. And they stripped him and put a purple robe on him. And when they had plaited a crown of thorns they put it upon his head and a reed in his right hand, and they bowed the knee before him and mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews! 
  3. Then Yeshua came forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” 
  4. When the chief priest therefore and officers saw him, they cried out saying, “Crucify him, crucify him. ” And Pilate said to them,” Take him and crucify him. I find no fault in him. ” 
  5. And they spit upon Him and took the reed and hit Him on the head. And after they had mocked Him they took the robe off from Him, and put his own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.  
  6. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Yeshua. And that great company of people and of women followed him a, which also bewailed and lamented him.  
  7. But Yeshua, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold the days are coming in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren ,a d the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.  
  8. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For it they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry.  
  9. And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to a place called Calvary, and Golgotha, that is to say a place of a skull, there they crucified him; and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.  
  10. And it was the third hour when they crucified Him, and they gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall, and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink and Yeshua said, “Abba Amma, forgive them, for they know not what thy do. ” 
  11. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified, Yeshua, took His raiment and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his. Now the vesture was without seam woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be.  
  12. That the scripture might be fulfilled, which said, “They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. ” These things therefore the soldiers did. And sitting down they watched him there.  
  13. And a superscription was also written over Him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew, This is the king of the Jews 
  14. Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Yeshua was crucified was near to the city, and it was written in Hebrew and Geek and Latin. Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Don’t write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that, he said, ‘I am the King of the Jews. ‘ Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written. ” 
  15. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, “If you are the Messiah, save yourself and us. ” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Don’t you fear God, seeing you are in the same condemnation. and we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man has done nothing amiss. ” 
  16. And he said to Yeshua, “Lord remember me when you get to your kingdom. ” And Yeshua said to him, today you will be in paradise with me. ” 
  17. And those who passed by reviled him, wagging their heads and saying, “You that would destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you are the son of God, come down from the Cross. ” 
  18. Likewise also the chief priests mocked him, while the scribes and elders said, “He saved a lamb, himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross and we will believe him. He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him now, if He will have him, for He said, ‘I am the son of God. ‘” 
  19. The usurers and the dealers in beasts and birds also cast the life things into his teeth, saying, “You who drove the traders in oxen and sheep and doves from the temple, are yourself but a sheep that is sacrificed. ” 
  20. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the land to the ninth hour, and some standing around, lighted their torches; for the darkness was very great. And about the sixth hour Yeshua cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani That is to say, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” 
  21. Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, this man calls for Elias; others said, He calls on the Sun. The rest said, let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.  
  22. Now there stood by the cross of Yeshua his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of Cleaphas and Mary Magdalene.  
  23. When Yeshua therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold you son!” And he said to the disciple, “Behold thy mother!” And from, that hour that disciple took her into his own home.  
  24. After this, Yeshua knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I am thirsty. And from a vessel they filled a sponge with vinegar and put it upon hyssop and put it to his mouth.  
  25. And Yeshua cried with aloud voice, saying, “Abba Amma, Into your hand I commend my spirit. ” 
  26. When Yeshua had therefore received the vinegar, he cried aloud, “It is finished;” and he bowed his head and gave up the ghost. And it was the ninth hour 
  27. And behold there was great thunder and lightning and the partition wall of the holy place, from which hung the veil, fell down, and was torn in two, and the earth did quake, and the rocks also went split.  
  28. Now then the centurion and they that were with him, watching Yeshua, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was a son of God. ” 
  29. And many women were there who followed from Galilee, ministering to them, and among them were Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children and they lamented, saying, The light of the word is hidden from our eyes, the Lord our love is crucified.  
  30. Then the Jews, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath, for that was a Paschal Sabbath, besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.  
  31. Then the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the two who were crucified with Him. But when they came to Yeshua, and saw that He was dead already, they did not break his legs, but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his heart from which flowed blood and water.  
  32. And he that saw it bare record and his record is true, and he knows that he said true, that you might believe. For these things were done that the Scriptures might be fulfilled- -A bone of him will not be broken, and again–In the midst of the week the Messiah shall be cut off.

 

 

                CHAPTER 83: The Burial of Yeshua

 

  1. Now, When the evening came, Joseph of Arimathæs an honorable councilor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate and craved the body of Yeshua. (He was a good man and just, and had not consented to the council and their deed,).  
  2. And Pilate marveled if he were already dead, and calling the centurion to him, he asked him whether he had been dead for a while. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. He came and took the body of Yeshua.  
  3. Nicodemus also came, who at the first came to Yeshua by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred weight. Then they took the body of Yeshua and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.  
  4. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulcher, wherein a man had never lain. There they laid Yeshua, and it was about the beginning of the second watch when they buried him, because of the Jews’ preparation day, for the sepulcher was near to hand.  
  5. And Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid. There at the top they kept watch for three days and three nights.  
  6. And the women also, who came with him from Galilee, followed after, bearing lamps in their hands and beheld the sepulcher and how his body was laid, and they lamented over him.  
  7. And they returned and rested the next day, being a high day, and on the day following they brought and prepared spices and ointments and waited for the end of the Sabbath.  
  8. Now the next day that followed, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate, saying “Sir, we remember that deceiver said, while He was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. ” 
  9. “Command that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day be past, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead, so the last error shall be worst than the first. ” 
  10. Pilate said to them, “You have a watch, go your way, make it as sure as you can. ” So they went and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone and setting a witch till the third day should be past.

 

 

                CHAPTER 84: The Resurrection of Yeshua

 

  1. Now after the Sabbath was ended and the dawn rose on the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen to the sepulcher, bearing the spices which she had prepared; and there were others with her.  
  2. And as they were going, they said among themselves, “who shall roll away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?” For it was great. And when they came to the place and looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away.  
  3. For behold there was a great earthquake; and the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow; and for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men.  
  4. And the angel answered and said to the women, “Fear not, for I know that you seek Yeshua, who was crucified. He is not there; for he is risen, as he said. ” 
  5. “Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall you see him; lo, I have told you. ” 
  6. And they entered in and found no the body of Yeshua. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Yeshua loved, and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid him.  
  7. And they ran and came to the sepulcher, and looking in, they saw the linen clothes lying, and the napkin that had been about his head not lying with white linen clothes, but wrapped up in a place by itself.  
  8. They were very perplexed, look, two angels stood by them in glistening garments of white, and said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here. He is risen, and , behold, He goeth before you into Galilee, there will you see him. ” 
  9. Don’t you remember how He spoke to you, when he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man should be crucified and that he would rise again after the third day. ” And they remembered his words. And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulcher, for they trembled with amazement, and they were afraid.  
  10. Now at the time of the earthquake, the graves were opened; and many of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the city and appeared to many.  
  11. But Mary stood outside at the sepulcher weeping, and as she wept she again stooped down, and looked into the sepulcher and saw two angels in white garments, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Yeshua had lain. And they said to her, “Woman, why do you weep?” 
  12. She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him. And when she had said this, she turned around and saw Yeshua standing, and did not know that it was Yeshua.
  13. Yeshua said to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. ” Yeshua said to her, “Mary. ” She turned around and said to him, “Rabboni;” which is to say, Master.  
  14. Yeshua said to her, “Don’t touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father and my Mother, but go, to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Parent and your Parent; to my God and your God. ” 
  15. And Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things to her, and commanded her to announce His resurrection from the dead.

 

 

     CHAPTER 85: Yeshua Appears To Two At Emmaus

 

  1. And behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs, and they talked together of all these things which had happened.  
  2. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Yeshua himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were restrained that they should not know Him.  
  3. And He said to them, “What manner of communications are these that you have one with another, as you walk and are sad?” 
  4. And the one of them whose name was Cleophas, responded, saying to him, “Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem and don’t know what has happened in these days?” And he said to the, “What things?” 
  5. And they said to him, “Concerning Yeshua of Nazareth who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been He who should have redeemed Israel; and beside all this three days have passed since these things were done. ” 
  6. Yea, and certain women also of our company astonished us, They were at the sepulcher early; and when they did not find his body, they came saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. ” 
  7. And certain of them who were with us went to the sepulcher, and found it even so as the women had said; but they did not see Him. ” 
  8. Then He said to them “O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken; Ought not Messiah to have suffered these things, and then to enter into his glory?” 
  9. “And beginning at Moses and all the preheats, he expounded to them in all the sprinters, the things concerning himself. ” 
  10. And they drew near to the village where they were going; and He made as though He would have gone further. But they constrained Him saying, “Abide with us, for it is close to evening, and the day is far spent. And He went in to stay with them.  
  11. And it came to pass as He sat at the table with them, He took bread and the fruit of the vine, and gave thanks, blessed, and broke, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight.  
  12. And they said one to another, “Did not our heats burn within us while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened the scriptures to us?” And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the twelve gathered together, and those who were with them, saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon. ” 
  13. And they told what things were done in the way and how He was known of them in braking of bread. Now while they had been going to Emmaus, some of the watch came into the city, and showed to Caiaphas what things had been done.  
  14. And they assembled with the elders and took council and said, “Behold, while the soldiers slept, some of his disciples came and took his body away; and is not Joseph of Arimathea one of his disciples?” 
  15. “For this cause then did he beg the body from Pilate that he might bury it in his garden in his own tomb. Let us therefore give money to the soldiers, telling them to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept. ‘ And if this comes to the ears of the governor we will persuade him, and secure you. “

 

 

        CHAPTER 86: Yeshua Appears in the Temple and 

Blood Sacrifices Cease 

 

  1. The same day, at the time of sacrifice in the temple, there appeared among the dealers in beasts and in birds, One clothed in white raiment, bright as light, and in His hand a whip of seven cords.  
  2. And at the sight of Him, those who sold and bought fled in terror, and some of them fell as dead men, for they remembered how before His death Yeshua had driven them away from the temple enclosure, in like manner.  
  3. And some declared that they had seen a spirit. And others that they had seen Him who was crucified and that He had risen from the dead.  
  4. And the sacrifices ceased that day in the temple, for all were in fear, and none could were willing to sell or to boy, but, rather, they let their captives go free.  
  5. And the priests and elders caused a report to be spread, that they who had seen it were drunken, and had seen nothing. But many affirmed that they had seen Him with their own eyes, and felt the scourge on their backs, but were powerless to resist; for when some of the bolder among them put forth their hands, they could not seize the form which they beheld, nor grasp the whip which chastised them.  
  6. And from that time, these believed in Yeshua, that He was sent from God, to deliver the oppressed and free those that were bound. And they turned from their ways and sinned no longer.  
  7. To others He also appeared in love and mercy and healed them by His touch, and delivered them from the hands of the persecutor. And many like things were reported of Him, and many said,” Of a truth the kingdom is come. ” 
  8. And some of those who had slept and risen, when Yeshua rose from the dead appeared, and were seen by many in the holy city, and great fear fell upon the wicked, but light and gladness came to the righteous in heart.

 

 

        CHAPTER 87: Yeshua Appears to His Disciples

 

  1. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Yeshua came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be to you. ” But they were frightened and supposed that they had seen a spirit.  
  2. And He said to them, “Behold, it is I myself, like as you have seen me aforetime (before time) . A spirit can indeed appear in flesh and bones as you see me. Behold my hands and my feet, handle and see.  
  3. And when He had so said, He showed them his hands and his heart. Then the disciples were glad, when they saw the Lord.  
  4. For Thomas, Called Didymus, one of the disciples, had said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his heart, I will not believe. ” Then He said to Thomas, “Behold my hands, my heart, and my feet; reach here with your hands. Don’t be faithless, but believing. ” 
  5. And Thomas answered and said to Him “My Lord and my God!” And Yeshua said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you believe; blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed. ” 
  6. Then said Yeshua to them again. “Peace be with you, as Abba Amma has sent me, so I send you. ” And when he had said this he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Ghost; preach the Gospel, and announce to all nations the resurrection of the son of Man. ” 
  7. “Teach the holy law of love which I have delivered to you. And who so ever forsake their sins, they are remitted to them, and who so ever continues in their sins they are retained to them. ” 
  8. Baptize those who believe and repent, bless and anoint them, and offer the pure Oblation of the fruits of the earth, which I have appointed to you for a memorial of me. ” 
  9. “I have given my body and my blood to be offered on the cross for the redemption of the world from the sin against love, and from the bloody sacrifices and feasts of the past. ” 
  10. And you will offer the bread of life, and the wine of salvation, for a pure Oblation with incense, as it is written of me, and you shall eat and drink thereof, for a memorial, that I have delivered all who believe in me from the ancient bondage of your ancestors. ” 
  11. “For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. ” 
  12. “And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie. ” 
  13. “As I send you, so send others also, to do these things in my name. “And he laid his hands upon them.  
  14. In the like manner as the Apostles, so also be ordained prophets and Evangelists and Pastors, a holy priesthood; and afterwards he laid his hand upon those whom they chose for Deacons, one for each of the four-fold twelve.  
  15. And these are for the rule and guidance of the Church Universal, that all may be perfected in their places in the Unity of the body of Messiah.

 

 

  CHAPTER 88: The Eighth Day After the Resurrection

 

  1. And after seven days again, his disciples were within the upper room; then came Yeshua, the doors being shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be to you,” and He was known to them in the holy memorial.  
  2. And He said to them, “Love you one another and all the creatures of God, Yet I say to you, not all are men, who are in the form of man. Are they men or women in the image of God whose ways of violence, of oppression and wrong, who choose a lie rather than the truth?” 
  3. “No, truly, till they are born again, and receive the spirit of love and wisdom within their hearts. Then only are they sons and daughters of Israel, and being of Israel they are children of God, And for this cause came I into the world, and for this I have suffered at the hands of sinners. ” 
  4. “These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. ” 
  5. And Yeshua said, “I stood in the midst of the world, and in the flesh was I seen and heard, and I found all men glutted with their own pleasures, and drunk with their own follies, and none found I hungry or thirsty for the wisdom which is of God. My soul grieves over the sons and daughters of men because they are blind in their heart, and in their soul are they deaf and don’t hear my voice. ” 
  6. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. And said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved the Messiah to suffer, and to rise from the dead after the third day. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in your name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. ” 
  7. “And, behold, I send the promise of my Parent upon you, even of my Father One with my Mother, whom you have not seen on the earth. For I say to you of a truth, as the whole world has been ruined by the sin and vanity of woman, so by the simplicity and truth of woman will it be saved, even by you will it be saved. ” 
  8. “Rejoice therefore and be glad, for you are more blessed than all who are on earth, for it is you, my twelve thousand who shall save the whole world. ” 
  9. “Again I say to you when the great tyrant and all the seven tyrants began to fight in vain against the light, they knew with whom or what they fought. ” 
  10. “For they saw nothing beyond a dazzling light, and when they fought they expended their strength, one against another, and so it is. ” 
  11. “For this cause I took a fourth part of their strength, so that they might not have such power, and prevail in their evil deeds. ” 
  12. “For by involution and evolution shall the salvation of all the world be accomplished; by the descent of spirit into matter, and the ascent of matter into spirit, through the ages. “

 

 

     CHAPTER 89: Yeshua Appears at the Sea of Galilee

 

  1. After these things Yeshua showed himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way showed he himself. There were together Simon, Peter, and Thomas, called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and James and John and two other of his disciples.  
  2. And Peter said to them, I’m going fishing. Thy said to him, We will also go with you. ” They went forth and entered into a ship immediately, and that night they caught nothing. And when the morning had come, Yeshua stood on the shore, but the disciples did not know that it was Yeshua.  
  3. Then Yeshua said to them, “Children, have you any meat?” They answered Him, “No, Lord, not enough for all; there is naught but a small load, a little oil, and a few dried fruits. ” And he said to them “Let these suffice; come and dine. ” 
  4. And He blessed them, and they ate and were filled, and there was a pitcher of water also, and He blessed it likewise, and lo, it was the fruit of the vine.  
  5. And they marveled, and said, “It is the Lord. ” And none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” Knowing it was the Lord.  
  6. This is now the sixth time that Yeshua showed himself to his disciples, after he had rising from the dead. So when they had dined, Yeshua said to Peter, “Son of Jonas, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yea, Lord, you know that I love you. ” He said to him, “Feed my lambs. ” He said to him again the second time, “Peter, son of Jonas, do you love me?” He said to him “Yea, Lord, you know that I love you. ” He said to him, “Feed my sheep. ” 
  7. He said to him the third time, “Peter, son of Jonas, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, Do you love me? And he said to him, ” Lord, you know all things; You know that I love you. ” 
  8. Yeshua said to him, “Feed my flock You are a rock from the Rock, and on this rock will I build my church, and I will raise you above my twelve to be my vicegerent upon earth for a center of unity to the twelve, and another shall be called and chosen to fill your place among the twelve, and you will be the servant of servants and will feed my rams, my sheep and my lambs. ” 
  9. “And yet another will rise and he will teach many things which I have taught you already, and he will spread the Gospel among the Gentiles with great zeal. But the keys of the kingdom will I give to those who succeed you in my spirit and obeying my law. ” 
  10. “And again I say to you. When you were young you girded yourself and walked where ever you wanted to, but when you will be old, you will stretch your hands forth and another will gird you, and carry you where ever you would not go. ” This He said, signifying by what death he should glorify God.  
  11. And when he had spoken this He said to him, “Follow me. ” Then Peter, turning about, saw the disciple whom Yeshua loved following. Peter seeing him, said to Yeshua, “Lord and what will this man do?” Yeshua said to him “If I will that he waits till I come, what is that to thee? Follow me. ” 
  12. The teaching went abroad among the brothers, that the disciple should not die; yet Yeshua did not say to him, “He shall not die, but, if I will that he stays till I come, what is that to thee. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 90: What is Truth

 

  1. Again the twelve were gathered together in the circle of palm trees, and one of them even Thomas asked the others, “What is Truth? For the same things appear different to different minds, and even to the same mind at different times. What, then, is Truth?” 
  2. And as they were speaking Yeshua appeared in their midst and said, “Truth, one and absolute, is in God alone, for no man, neither any body of men, knows that which God alone knows, who is the All in All. To men is truth revealed, according to their capacity to understand and receive. ” 
  3. “The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them. ” 
  4. Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all. ” 
  5. “Behold again, When one climbs a mountain and attaining one height, he says, this is the top of the mountain, let us reach it, and when they have reached that height, lo, they see another beyond it until they come to that height from which no other height is to be seen, if so be they can attain it. ” 
  6. “So it is with truth. I am the truth and the way and the life, and have given to you the truth which I have received from above. And that which is seen and received by one, is not seen and received by another. That which appears true to some, seems not true to others. They who are in the valley don’t see what they who are on the hill top see. ” 
  7. “But to each, it is the truth as the one mind seeth it, and for that time, till a higher truth shall be revealed to the same; and to the soul which receives higher light, shall be given more light. Wherefore don’t condemn others, that you not be condemned. ” 
  8. “As you keep the holy law of love, which I have given to you, so will the truth be revealed more and more to you, and the spirit of truth which comes from above will guide you, albeit through many wanderings, into all truth, even as the fiery cloud guided the children of Israel through the wilderness. ” 
  9. “Be faithful to the light you have, till a higher light is given to you. Seek more light, and you will have abundantly; rest not, until you find. ” 
  10. “God gives you all truth, as a ladder with many steps, for the salvation and perfection of the soul, and the truth which seems today, you will abandon for the higher truth tomorrow. Press toward perfection. ” 
  11. “Who so keeps the holy law which I have given, the same will save their souls, however differently they may see the truths which I have given. ” 
  12. “Many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, we have been zealous for your truth. But I will say to you, NO! but, that others may see as you see, and none other truth beside. Faith without charity is dead. Love is the fulfilling of the law. ” 
  13. “How will faith in what they receive profit them that hold it in unrighteousness? They who have love have all things, and without love there is nothing worth. Let each hold what they see to be the truth in love, knowing that where love is not, truth is a dead letter and profits nothing. ” 
  14. “There abide goodness, and truth, and beauty, but the greatest of these is goodness. If any have hatred to their fellows, and harden their hearts to the creatures of God’s hands, how can they see truth to salvation, seeing their eyes are blinded and their hearts are hardened to God’s creation. ” 
  15. “As I have received the truth, so have I given it to you. Let each receive it according to their light and ability to understand, and don’t persecute those who receive it after a different interpretation. ” 
  16. “For truth is the might of God, and it shall prevail in the end over all errors. But the holy law which I have given is plain for all, and just and good, Let all observe it for the salvation of their souls. “

    CHAPTER 91: The Order of the Kingdom (part one) 

 

  1. In that time after Yeshua had risen from the dead he remained ninety days with Mary his mother and Mary Magdalene who anointed his body, and Mary Cleophas and the twelve, and their fellows, instructing them and answering questions concerning the kingdom of God.  
  2. And as they sat at supper–when it was evening–Mary Magdalene asked him, saying, “Master, will you now declare to us the Order of the Kingdom?” 
  3. And Yeshua answered and said, “O Mary, I tell you, and to each of my disciples, the kingdom of heaven is within you. But the time comes when that which is within shall be made manifest in the without, for the sake of the world. ” 
  4. Order indeed is good, and needful, but before all things is love. Love one another and all the creatures of God, and by this shall all men know that you are my disciples. ” 
  5. And one asked Him, “Master, do you want infants to be received into the congregation as Moses commanded, by circumcision?” And Yeshua answered, “For those who are in Messiah there is no cutting of the flesh, nor shedding of blood. ” 
  6. “Let the infant of eight days be presented to the Father-Mother, who is in heaven, with prayer and thanksgiving, and let a name be given to the child by its parents, and let the priestly attendant sprinkle pure water upon the child, according to the writings in the prophets. Let its parents see to it that it is brought up in the ways of righteousness, neither eating flesh, nor drinking strong drink, nor hurting the creatures which God has given into the hands of man to protect. ” 
  7. Again one said to him, “Master, what ritual do you want to have happen when the children grow up?” Yeshua said,” After seven years, or when they begin to know the evil from the good, and learn to choose the good, let them come to me and receive the blessing at the hands of the priestly attendant or the angel of the church with prayer and thanksgiving. Let them be admonished to keep from eating flesh and drinking strong drink, and from hunting the innocent creatures of God; or else they shall be lower than the horse or the sheep against whose nature it is to eat flesh or drink strong drink. ” 
  8. And again that one asked, “If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong drink, how shall we receive them?” And Yeshua said to him, “Let such a person abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to receive the higher mysteries. ” 
  9. And another asked Him, “When do you want them to receive baptism?” And Yeshua answered, “After another seven years, or when they know the doctrine, and do that which is good, and learn to work with their own hands, and choose a craft whereby they may live, and are steadfastly set on the right way. Then let them ask for initiation, and let the angel or priestly attendant of the church examine them and see if they are worthy, and let him offer thanksgiving, and prayer, and bury them in the waters of separation, that they may rise to newness of life, confessing God as their Father and Mother, vowing to obey the Holy Law, and keep themselves separate from the evil in the world. ” 
  10. And another asked Him, “Master, at what time shall they receive the anointing?” And Yeshua answered, “When they have reached the age of maturity, and manifested in themselves the sevenfold gifts of the spirit, then let the angel offer prayer with the seal of the Chrism. It is good that all be tried in each degree seven years. Never the less let it be to each according to their growth in the love, and the wisdom of God.

 

 

     CHAPTER 92: The Order of the Kingdom (part two)

 

  1. And another asked him saying, “Master, do you will it that there be marriages among us as it is among the nations of the earth?” And Yeshua answered, “Among some it is the custom that one woman may marry several men, who shall say to her, ‘Be our wife and take away our censorship. ‘ Among others it is the custom that one man may marry several women, who shall say to him, ‘Be our husband and take away our censorship. “They who love feel it is a censorship to be unloved. “
  2. But to you my disciples, I show a better and more perfect way. Marriage should be between one man and one woman, who by perfect love and sympathy are united; and that while love and life do last, how be it in perfect freedom. But let them see to it that they have perfect health, and that they truly love each other in all purity, and not for worldly advantages only, and then let them pledge their faithfulness and fidelity one to another before witnesses. ”  
  3. “Then, when the time comes let the angel or priestly attendant offer prayer and thanksgiving and bind them with the scarlet cord, if you will, and crown them, and lead them three times around the altar and let them eat of one bread and drink of one cup. Then holding their hands together, let him say to them, ‘Be two in one, blessed is the holy union, you whom God joins together let no man polarize (or separate), so long as life and love do last. ” 
  4. And if they bear children, let them do so with discretion and prudence according to their ability to maintain those children. Nevertheless to those who would be perfect and to whom it is given, I say, “Let them be as the angels of God in heaven, who neither marry nor are given in marriage, nor have children, nor care for tomorrow; but are free from bonds, even as I am, and keep and store up the power of God within, for their ministry, and for works of healing, even as I have done. But celibacy is not for everyone, only the few who feel so inclined. ” 
  5. And another asked Him, “Master, what ritual do you prescribe for the holy offering of Eucharist?” And Yeshua answered, saying, The oblation which God loves in secret is a pure heart. But for a memorial of worship offer unleavened bread, mingled wine oil and incense. When you come together in one place to offer the holy oblation, the lamps being lighted, let him who presides, even the angel of the church, or the priestly attendant, having clean hands and a pure heart, take from the things offered, unleavened bread and mingled wine, with incense. ” 
  6. “And let him give thanks over them and bless them, calling upon the Father-Mother in heaven to send their Holy Spirit that the spirit may come upon the bread, wine mingled with incense, and change them into the body and blood, even the substance of life of the eternal, which is ever being broken and shed for all. ”  
  7. “And let him lift it up toward heaven and pray for all, even for those who have crossed the death divide, for those who are yet alive, and for those who are yet to cross the birth divide. Let him pray, as I have taught you, and after this let him break the bread and put a fragment in the cup, and then bless the holy union. Let him then give to the faithful while saying, This is the body of the Messiah, even the substance of God; this is the blood of the Messiah, even the life of God (ever being broken and shed, for you and for all), to eternal life. As you have seen me do, so you do also, in the spirit of love, for the words I speak are spirit and life.

 

 

   CHAPTER 93: The Order of the Kingdom (part three)

 

  1. And another spoke, asking, “Master, if one has committed a sin, can a man forgive or retain his sin?” And Yeshua said,” God forgives all sin to those who repent, but what you plant is what you harvest. Neither God nor man can forgive the sins of those who don’t repent or give up their sins (i. e. change their unskilled behavior); nor in addition hold on to the sins of those who gave them up. But if one, being in the spirit, clearly sees that some are repenting and giving up their sins that person may say to the penitent person, ‘Your sins are forgiven you. ” For all sin is forgiven by repentance and amendment and those who give it up are freed from the sin, and bound to it, if they continue.  
  2. Never the less the fruits of the sin must continue for a season, for what we plant we must harvest. God is not mocked, and they who plant to the material realm will reap corruption, those who plant to the spirit shall reap life ever lasting. For that reason if any give up their sins and confess them, let the priestly attendant say the following to such a person, ‘May God forgive you your sins, and bring you to everlasting life. All sin against God is forgiven by God, and sin against man by man. ” 
  3. And another asked him, “If any be sick among us, will we have power to heal even as you do?” And Yeshua answered, “This power comes from perfect chastity and from faith. They who are born of God keep their seed within them. ” 
  4. “Nevertheless if any among you are sick, let them send for the priest of the church that they may anoint them with oil of olive in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith, and the going out of power, with the voice of thanksgiving, shall raise them up, if they are not detained by sin, of this, or a former life. ” 
  5. “And another asked Him, “Master, how shall the holy assembly be ordered and who shall minister therein?” And Yeshua answered, “When my disciples are gathered in my name, let them choose from among themselves true and faithful men and women, who shall be ministers and counselors in temporal things and provide for the necessities of the poor, and those who cannot work; and let these look to the ordering of the goods of the church; and assist at the oblation; and let these be your deacons, with their helps. ” 
  6. “And when these have given proof of their ministry, let them choose from them, those who have spiritual gifts, whether of guidance, or of prophecy, or of preaching and of teaching and of healing, that they may edify the flock. Offer the holy oblation and minister the Mysteries of God and let these be your priestly attendant, and their helps. ” 
  7. “And from these who have served well in their degree let one be chosen who is counted most worthy, and let him preside over all and he shall be your Angel. And let the Angel ordain the deacons and consecrate the priestly attendants–anoint them and laying their hands upon them and breathing upon them that they may receive the Holy Spirit for the office to which they are called. And as for the Angel, let one of the higher minatory anoint and consecrate him, even one of the supreme council. ” 
  8. For as I send Apostles and Prophets so also I send Evangelists and Pastors–the eight and forty pillars of the tabernacle–that by the ministry of the four I may build up and perfect my church, and there shall sit in Jerusalem a holy congregation, each with his helper and deacon; and to them shall the scattered congregations refer in all matters pertaining to the Church. And as light comes so shall they rule and guide and edify and teach my holy church. They shall receive light from all, and to all shall they give more light.  
  9. And forget not with your prayers and supplications, intercessions and giving of thanks, to offer the incense, as it is written in the last of your prophets, saying, ‘From the rising of the sun to the setting of the Sun incense shall  be offered to my name in all places with a pure oblation, for my name shall be great among the Gentiles.  
  10. “I tell you truly, incense is the memorial of the saints in the prayer to God on behalf of another within the veil, with words that cannot be uttered. “

 

 

   CHAPTER 94: The Order of the Kingdom (part four)

 

  1. And another asked him, “Master, how do you want us to bury our dead?” And Yeshua answered, “Seek you council of the deacons in this matter, for it concerns the body only. Truly, there is no death to those that believe in the life to come. Death, as you deemed it, is the door to life, and the grave is the gate to resurrection, for those who believe and obey. Don’t mourn, nor weep for those who have left you, but rather rejoice for their entrance into life. ” 
  2. “As all creatures come forth from the unseen into this world, so they return to the unseen, and so will they come again until they are purified. Let the bodies of those who depart be committed tot he elements, and the Father-Mother, who renews all things, shall give the angels charge over them and let the priestly attendant pray that their bodies may rest in peace, and their souls awake to a joyful resurrection. ”  
  3. “There is a resurrection from the body, and there is a resurrection in the body. There is a raising out of the life of the flesh, and there is a falling into the life of the flesh. Let us pray for those who have crossed the death divide, and for those that are alive, and for those that are still to cross the birth divide; for all are One family in God. In God they live and move and have their being. ” 
  4. The body that you lay in the grave, or that is consumed by fire, is not the body which will be, but they who come shall receive other bodies, yet their own, and as they have planted in one life, so shall they harvest in another. Blessed are they who suffer wrong in this life, for they shall have greater joy in the life to come. Blessed are they who have worked righteousness in this life, for they shall receive the crown of life. ” 
  5. And another asked him, “Master, under the Law of Moses the priests were dressed with garments of beauty for their ministration in the temple. Shall we also clothe our ministers in sacred things as you have taught us?” And Yeshua answered, “White linen is the righteousness of the Saints, but the time truly comes when Zion will be desolate, and after the time of her affliction is past, she will rise and put on her beautiful garments as it is written. ” 
  6. But seek first the kingdom of righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. In all things seek simplicity, and don’t give occasion to vain glory. Seek first to be clothed with charity, and the garment of salvation and the robe of righteousness. ” 
  7. For who profits if you don’t have these?” As the sound of brass and tinkling of cymbal are you, if you don’t have love. Seek righteousness and love and peace, and all things of beauty will be added to you. ” 
  8. And yet another asked him, “Master, how many of the rich and mighty will enter into life and join us who are poor and despised. How, then, shall we carry on the work of God in the regeneration of mankind?” And Yeshua said, “This also is a matter for the deacons of the church in council with the elders.  
  9. “But when my disciples have come together on the Sabbath, at evening, or in the morning of the first day of the week, let them each bring an offering of a tithe, or the tithe of a tithe of their increase, as God makes them more prosperous, and put it in the treasury, for the maintenance of the church and the ministry, and the works thereof. I tell you, it is more blessed to give than to receive. ” 
  10. “So will all things be done, decently and in order. And the rest the spirit will set in order who proceeds from the Father-Mother in heaven. I have now instructed you in first principles. Do you see? I am with you always, even to the end of the Age. “

 

 

                CHAPTER 95: The Ascension

 

  1. And Yeshua after He had shown himself alive, to His disciples 
  2. after his resurrection, and stayed with them for ninety days, teaching and speaking of the kingdom, and the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, and had finished all things that he had to do, led forth the twelve with Mary Magdalene, and Joseph his father and Mary his mother, and the other holy women as far as Bethany to a mountain called Olivet, where he had appointed them.  
  3. And when they saw Him as He stood in their midst, they worshipped Him. Some doubted. And Yeshua spoke to them saying, “Notice, I have chosen you from among men, and have given you the law, and the word of truth. ” 
  4. “I have set you as the light of the world, and as a city that cannot be hidden. But the time is coming when darkness will cover the earth, and gross darkness will consume the people. The enemies of truth and righteousness will rule in my name. They will set up a kingdom in this world, oppressing the peoples, and cause the enemy to blaspheme; replacing my doctrines with the opinions of men; teaching in my name that which I have not taught, thereby darkening with their traditions, much that I have taught. ” 
  5. “But be of good cheer, for the time will also come when the truth which they have hidden will be manifested. The light will shine, and the darkness will pass away. The true kingdom which will be in the world, but not of the world, will be established. The word of righteousness and love will go forth from the center, even the holy city of Mount Zion, and the Mount which is in the land of Egypt shall be known as an altar of witness to the Lord. ” 
  6. “And now I go to my Parent and your Parent, my God and your God. But you, stay in Jerusalem. Remain faithful in prayer, and after seven days you will receive power from on high, and the promise of the Holy Spirit will be realized in you, and you will proceed from Jerusalem to all the tribes of Israel, and to the uttermost parts of the earth. ” 
  7. And having said these things, He lifted up his pure and holy hands and blessed them. While he blessed them, he separated from them. A cloud, as bright as the sun, received Him, and took Him out of their sight. As He ascended some held Him by the feet and others worshipped Him, falling to the earth on their faces.  
  8. And while they gazed steadfastly into heaven, two stood by them in white apparel, and said, “You men of Israel, why do you stand gazing into the heaven; this same Yeshua who is taken from you in a cloud, will come in like manner from within a cloud. As you have seen him go into heaven, so will he come again to the earth. ” 
  9. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is from the city a Sabbath day’s journey. And as they returned they missed Mary Magdalene, and they looked for her, but did not find her. And some of the disciples said,” The Master has taken her. ” And they marveled and were in great awe.  
  10. Now it was midsummer when Yeshua ascended into Heaven, and He was not fifty years old yet. It was necessary that he complete seven times seven years in his life.  
  11. That he might be perfected by the suffering of all experiences, and be an example to all, to children and parents, to the married and the celibates, to youth and the aged, indeed, to all ages and conditions of mortal life.

 

 

                CHAPTER 96: Pouring Out of the Spirit

 

  1. And as the disciples were gathered together in the upper room when they returned from the Mount, they all continued praying and supplicating in resonance. They numbered about one hundred and twenty.  
  2. And on that day James stood up and said, “Men and brothers, you know how the Lord, before he left us, chose Peter to preside over us and watch over us in his name; and how one of those who have been with us and a witness to his resurrection needs to be chosen and appointed to take his place. ” 
  3. And they chose two called Bar-Abbas and Matthias, and they prayed and said, “Lord, who knows the hearts of all men, show which of these two you have chosen to take part in this Apostleship, from which you promoted your servant Peter to preside over us. ” 
  4. And they voted, and the deciding vote fell upon Matthias. The twelve received him and he was counted as one of the Apostles.  
  5. Then John and James completed the distinction of Peter by laying on of hands, that he might preside over them in the name of the Lord. They said, “Brother, be as a hewn stone, six-squared. Even you, Petros, who is Petra, bearing witness to the truth on every side.  
  6. And to the Apostles were given staffs to guide their steps in the ways of truth, and crowns of glory withal; and to the Prophets burning lamps to show light on the path and censers with fire; and to the Evangelists the book of the holy law to recall the people to the first principles; and to the Pastors were given the cup and platter to feed and nourish the flock.  
  7. But to none was given anything that was not given to all; for all were one priesthood under the Messiah as their Master great high priest in the temple of God; and to the Deacons were given baskets that they might carry therein the things needful for the holy worship. And they numbered about one hundred and twenty, Peter presiding over them.  
  8. And when the third day had fully come they were all of one mind in the one place, and as they prayed a sound came from heaven like a rushing mighty wind, and the room in which they were assembled was shaken, and it filled the place.  
  9. And there appeared cloven tongues of flame like fire, and sat upon the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with tongues as the spirit gave them vocal expression. And Peter stood up and preached the Law of Messiah to the multitude of all nations and languages which had gathered together as a result of the report of what had been seen and heard. Each man heard the word in his own birth language he was born.  
  10. And of those who listened there were gathered at the church that day, thee thousand souls. They received the holy law, repented of their sins, and were baptized. They continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ fellowship and worship, and the Oblation and prayers.  
  11. And they who believed, gave up their possessions, and had all things in common and lived in community in one place, showing the love and the goodness of God to their brothers and sisters and to all creatures, and working with their hands for the common well-being.  
  12. And from these there were called twelve to be Prophets with the Apostles, and twelve to be Evangelists and twelve to be Pastors, and their helps were added to them, and Deacons of the Church Universal, and they numbered one hundred and twenty. And thus was the Tabernacle of David set up, with living men filled with goodness, even as the Master had shown to them.  
  13. And to the Temple in Jerusalem was given James the Lord’s brother for its president and Angel, and under him four and twenty priests in a fourfold ministry, and helpers and deacons also. And after six days many came together, and there were added six thousand men and women who received the holy law of love, and they received the word with gladness.  
  14. And as they gathered together on the Lord’s Day after the Sabbath was past, and were offering the holy Oblation, they missed Mary and Joseph, the parents of Yeshua. And they searched but did not find them.  
  15. And some of them said, “Surely the Lord has taken them away, as he did Magdalene. And they were filled with awe, and sung praises to God.  
  16. And the spirit of God came upon the Apostles and the Prophet with them and, remembering what the Lord had taught them, with one voice they confessed and praised God, saying: 
  17. “We believe in One god; the Infinite, the Secret fount, the Eternal parent; of whom are all things invisible and visible. The ALL in all, through all around all. The holy Twain, in whom all things consist; who has been, who is, who will be. ” 
  18. “We believe in one Lord of Lords, the perfect holy Messiah; God of God, Light of Light begotten. Our Lord, the Father, Spouse and Son. Our Lady, the Mother, Bride and Daughter. Three Modes in one Essence undivided; One Binary Trinity. That God may be manifest as the Father, Spouse and Son of every soul; and that every soul may be perfected as the Mother Bride and Daughter of God. “
  19. (1997 translation): One Lord of Lords, Light of Light begotten, who went forth the First Begotten that every soul may be perfected by the ascent of the soul into the spirit and the descent of the spirit into the soul which comes from the Highest Heavens.  
  20. “And this by the ascent of the soul into the spirit and the descent of spirit into the soul. Who comes from heaven, and is incarnate of the Virgin ever blessed, in Jesu-Maria and every Messiah of God; and is born and teaches the way of life and sufferes under the world rulers, and is crucified, and is buried and descends into Hell. Who rises again and ascends into glory; from there giving light and life to all. “
  21. (1997 translation): Which is incarnate of purity in Yeshua and every Messiah of the Most High; is born and teaches The Way of Life, suffers under world rulers, and is crucified and is buried; Who rises again and ascends into glory; from there giving Light and Life to all.  
  22. “We believe in the Sevenfold spirit of God, the Life-Giver; who proceeds from the Holy Twain. Who comes upon Jesu-Maria and all that are faithful to the light within; who dwells in the church, the Israel elect of God. Who always comes into the world and lights every soul that seeks. Who gives the Law which judges the living and the dead; Who speaks by the prophets of every age and clime . ” 
  23. (1997 translation): Praise to Thee, the Sevenfold Spirit of the Most High, the Life-Giver, Who came upon Yeshua and comes to all that are faithful to the Light within, Who dwells in the Congregation, the true Israel; Who comes ever into the world and lights every soul that seeks; Who gives The Law; Who speaks through the Prophets of every age and clime.
  24. “We believe in One holy Catholic and Apostolic Church; the Witness to all truth, the Receiver and Giver of the same. Begotten of the spirit and Fire of God; Nourished by the waters, seeds and fruits of earth. Who by the spirit of Life, her twelve Books and Sacraments, her holy words and works; knitteth together the elect in one mystical communion and atones humanity with God. Making us partakers of the Divine Life and Substance; betokening the same in Holy Symbols. ” 
  25. (1997 translation): Sustain us in One Holy Universal Congregation, nourished by the waters, seeds and fruits of the Earth; which may by the Spirit of Life, atone humanity with The Law, restoring the partakers of Divine Life and Substance.
  26. “And we look for the coming of the universal Messiah; and of the kingdom of heaven wherein dwells righteousness; and the Holy City with twelve gates, wherein is the temple and altar of God. Whence proceed three orders in fourfold ministry; to teach all truth and offer the daily sacrifice of praise. ” 
  27. (1997 translation): We shall teach The Way to prepare your children for the indwelling Universal Messiah; and the Kingdom of the Highest Heavens within their hearts, wherein dwells righteousness on the Alter of the Lord. From whence those in ministry proceed to teach all Truth and offer the pure oblation of praise.
  28. “As in the inner so in the outer; as in the great so in the small. As above, so below; as in heaven so in earth. . We believe in the Purification of the soul; through many births and experiences. The Resurrection from the dead; and the Life everlasting of the just. The ages of ages; and rest in God for ever. –Amen. ” 
  29. And as the smoke of the incense arose, the sound of many bells was heard, and a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 
  30. “Glory, honor, praise and worship be to God; the Father, Spouse, and Son; One with the Mother, Bride and Maid; From whom proceeds the Eternal spirit; By whom are all created things. From the ages of ages, Now; and to the Ages of Ages–Amun–Amun–Alleluia– Alleluia–Alleluia. ” 
  31. And if any man removes from or adds words to this Gospel, or hides, as under a bushel, its light, which is given by the spirit throng us, the twelve witnesses chosen of God, for the enlightenment of the world to salvation, Let him be Anathema Maranatha, until the coming of the Messiah, with all the Holy Saints. Amen. ” 
  32. “For those who believe, these things are true. For those who don’t believe, they are like an idle tale. But to those who have perceiving minds and hearts, regarding the spirit rather than the letter which kills, they are spiritual verities. ” 
  33. “For the things which are written are true, not because they are written, but instead, they are written because they are true; and these are written that you may believe with your hearts, and proclaim with your mouths for the salvation of many. ” 
Here ends the Holy Gospel of the Perfect Life of Yeshua, the Messiah, the son of Ha Shem

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