7:36 One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee’s house, and sat at the table. 37 And look, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of ointment. 38 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.”
40 Yeshua answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
He said, “Teacher, say on.”
41 “A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?”
43 Simon answered, “He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.”
He said to him, “You have judged correctly.” 44 Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” 48 He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 And those who were reclining with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
8:1 It happened soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God. With him were the twelve, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Miriam who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; 3 and Yohanah, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; Susanna; and many others; who provided for them from their possessions. 4 When a large crowd came together, and people from every city were coming to him, he spoke by a parable. 5 “The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it. 6 Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7 Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it. 8 Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit one hundred times.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
9 Then his talmidim asked him, “What does this parable mean?”
10 He said, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables; that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who believe for a while, then fall away in time of temptation. 14 That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience.
16 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a container, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light. 18 So consider carefully how you listen. For whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever does not have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has.”
19 His mother and brothers came to him, and they could not come near him for the crowd. 20 It was told him by some saying, “Your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you.”
21 But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it.”
22 Now it happened on one of those days, that he entered into a boat, himself and his talmidim, and he said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. 23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water. 24 So they came to him, and awoke him, saying, “Master, master, we are dying.” And he awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and it was calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” But they were terrified and astonished, saying to one another, “Who is this, then, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?” 26 They arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
27 When Yeshua stepped ashore, a certain man out of the city who had demons for a long time met him. He wore no clothes, and did not live in a house, but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Yeshua, he shouted, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, “What do I have to do with you, Yeshua, you Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 For Yeshua was commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For the unclean spirit had often seized the man. He was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters. Breaking the bands apart, he was driven by the demon into the desert.
30 Yeshua asked him, “What is your name?”
He said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered into him. 31 They pleaded with him that he would not command them to go into the abyss. 32 Now there was there a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain, and they begged him that he would allow them to enter into those. He allowed them. 33 The demons came out from the man, and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned. 34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.
35 Then people went out to see what had happened. They came to Yeshua, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Yeshua’s feet, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36 Those who saw it told them how he who had been possessed by demons was healed. 37 All the people of the surrounding region of the Geresenes asked him to leave them, for they were very much afraid; and he entered into the boat and returned. 38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out begged him that he might go with him, but Yeshua sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your house, and declare what great things God has done for you.” He went his way, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Yeshua had done for him.
40 When Yeshua returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 And look, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. He fell down at Yeshua’s feet, and pleaded with him to come into his house, 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as he went, the crowds pressed against him. 43 A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years (who had spent all her living on physicians) and could not be healed by any, 44 came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately the flow of her blood stopped. 45 Yeshua said, “Who touched me?”
When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the crowds press and jostle you.”
46 But Yeshua said, “Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me.” 47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
49 While he still spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house came, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.”
50 But Yeshua hearing it, answered him, “Do not be afraid. Only believe, and she will be healed.”
51 When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter in with him, except Peter, John, Jacob, the father of the child, and her mother. 52 All were weeping and mourning her, but he said, “Do not weep. She is not dead, but sleeping.”
53 They were ridiculing him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he, taking her by the hand, called, saying, “Child, arise.” 55 Her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately. He commanded that something be given to her to eat. 56 Her parents were amazed, but he commanded them to tell no one what had been done.
9:1 He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2 He sent them forth to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3 And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey—neither staff, nor pack, nor bread, nor money; neither have two tunics. 4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there, and depart from there. 5 As many as do not receive you, when you depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.”
6 They departed, and went throughout the villages, proclaiming the Good News, and healing everywhere. 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done; and he was very perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead, 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again. 9 Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?” He sought to see him. 10 The emissaries, when they had returned, told him what things they had done.
He took them, and withdrew apart to a city called Bethsaida. 11 But the crowds, perceiving it, followed him. He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the Kingdom of God, and he cured those who needed healing. 12 The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, “Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place.”
13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.”
They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we should go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For they were about five thousand men.
He said to his talmidim, “Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each.” 15 They did so, and made them all sit down. 16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to the sky, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the talmidim to set before the crowd. 17 They ate, and were all filled. They gathered up twelve baskets of broken pieces that were left over.
18 It happened, as he was praying alone, that the talmidim were with him, and he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
19 They answered, “‘John the Immerser,’ but others say, ‘Elijah,’ and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again.”
20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”
21 But he warned them, and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, chief cohanim, and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.”
23 He said to all, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same will save it. 25 For what does it profit a person if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self? 26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Kingdom of God.”
28 It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter, John, and Jacob, and went up onto the mountain to pray. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling. 30 And look, two men were talking with him, who were Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. 33 It happened, as they were parting from him, that Peter said to Yeshua, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,” not knowing what he said.
34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud. 35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him.” 36 When the voice came, Yeshua was found alone. They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
37 It happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a large crowd met him. 38 And look, a man from the crowd called out, saying, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. 39 And look, a spirit seizes him, and all at once he cries out, and it convulses him so that he foams, and it hardly departs from him, bruising him severely. 40 I begged your talmidim to cast it out, and they could not.”
41 Yeshua answered, “Faithless and perverse generation, how long must I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”
42 While he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently. But Yeshua rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. 43 They were all astonished at the majesty of God.
But while all were marveling at all the things which Yeshua did, he said to his talmidim, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying. 46 There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest. 47 Yeshua, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, 48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one is great.”
49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us.”
50 Yeshua said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against you is for you.”
51 It came to pass, when the days were near that he should be taken up, he intently set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him. 53 But they did not receive him, because he was traveling with his face set towards Jerusalem. 54 When his talmidim, Jacob and John, saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from the sky, and consume them?”
55 And he turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not realize what kind of Spirit you belong to. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy people’s lives, but to save them.” And they went to another village. 57 As they went on the way, a certain man said to him, “I want to follow you wherever you go.”
58 And Yeshua said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
59 He said to another, “Follow me.”
But he said, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”
60 But Yeshua said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God.”
61 Another also said, “I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house.”
62 But Yeshua said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.”