9:1 He said to them, “Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death until they see the Kingdom of God come with power.”
2 After six days Yeshua took with him Peter, Jacob, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them. 3 His clothing became glistening, exceedingly white, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared to them, and they were talking with Yeshua.
5 Peter said to Yeshua, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to answer, for they became very afraid.
7 A cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
8 Suddenly looking around, they saw no one with them anymore, except Yeshua alone.
9 As they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 They kept this saying to themselves, questioning what the “rising from the dead” meant.
11 They asked him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
12 And he said to them, “Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. And why is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be rejected? 13 But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they have also done to him whatever they wanted to, even as it is written about him.”
14 And when they came to the talmidim, they saw a large crowd around them, and scribes questioning them. 15 Immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and running to him greeted him. 16 He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”
17 And one out of the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit; 18 and wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and wastes away. I asked your talmidim to cast it out, and they weren’t able.”
19 And answering, he said to them, “You unbelieving generation, how long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him to me.”
20 They brought him to him, and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming at the mouth.
21 He asked his father, “How long has it been since this has come to him?”
He said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him both into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.”
23 Yeshua said to him, “‘If you can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe. Help my unbelief.”
25 When Yeshua saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again.”
26 Having screamed, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Yeshua took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
28 And when he had come into the house, his talmidim asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting.”
30 They went out from there, and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For he was teaching his talmidim, and said to them, “The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise again.”
32 But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
33 He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing on the way?”
34 But they were silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all, and servant of all.” 36 He took a little child, and set him in the midst of them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, does not receive me, but him who sent me.”
38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he was not following us.”
39 But Yeshua said, “Do not forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me. 40 For whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever will give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to the Messiah, truly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward. 42 Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off.[note: Hyperbole, or Semitic idiom, meaning to stop doing a sin] It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehinnom, into the unquenchable fire, 44 45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off.[note: Hyperbole, or Semitic idiom, meaning to stop doing a sin] It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehinnom. 46 47 If your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out.[note: Hyperbole, or Semitic idiom, meaning to stop doing a sin] It is better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into Gehinnom, 48 ‘where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’ 49 For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how can you make it salty? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
10:1 He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea and beyond the Jordan. Crowds came together to him again. As he usually did, he was again teaching them. 2 Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”
3 He answered, “What did Moses command you?”
4 They said, “Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her.”
5 But Yeshua said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of the creation, he made them male and female. 7 For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let no one separate.”
10 In the house, the talmidim asked him again about the same matter. 11 He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her. 12 If she herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery.”
13 They were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the talmidim rebuked them. 14 But when Yeshua saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, “Allow the little children to come to me. Do not forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, he will in no way enter into it.” 16 And he took them in his arms, laying his hands on them, and blessed them.
17 As he was going out into the way, one ran to him, knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do that I may inherit everlasting life?”
18 Yeshua said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except one—God. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not give false testimony,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and mother.'”
20 And he said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth.”
21 Yeshua looking at him loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross.”
22 But his face fell at that saying, and he went away sorrowful, for he was one who had great possessions. 23 Yeshua looked around, and said to his talmidim, “How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God.”
24 The talmidim were amazed at his words. But Yeshua answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God. 25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for a rich person to enter into the Kingdom of God.”
26 They were exceedingly astonished, saying to him, “Then who can be saved?”
27 Yeshua, looking at them, said, “With humans it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.”
28 Peter began to tell him, “Look, we have left everything, and have followed you.”
29 Yeshua said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, 30 but he will receive one hundred times more now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come, everlasting life. 31 But many who are first will be last; and the last first.”
32 They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Yeshua was going in front of them, and they were amazed; and those who followed were afraid. He again took the twelve, and began to tell them the things that were going to happen to him. 33 “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be delivered to the chief cohanim and the scribes. They will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to foreigners. 34 They will mock him, spit on him, scourge him, and kill him. After three days he will rise again.”
35 Jacob and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask.”
36 He said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?”
37 They said to him, “Grant to us that we may sit, one at your right hand, and one at your left hand, in your glory.”
38 But Yeshua said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with?”
39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Yeshua said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink, and you will be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with; 40 but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but for whom it has been prepared.”
41 When the ten heard it, they began to be indignant towards Jacob and John.
42 Yeshua summoned them, and said to them, “You know that they who are recognized as rulers over the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it will not be so among you, but whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. 44 And whoever wants to be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For the Son of Man also did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
46 They came to Jericho. As he went out from Jericho, with his talmidim and a large crowd, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road. 47 When he heard that it was Yeshua the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, “Yeshua, Son of David, have mercy on me.” 48 Many rebuked him, that he should be quiet, but he shouted all the louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me.”
49 Yeshua stood still, and said, “Call him.”
They called the blind man, saying to him, “Cheer up. Get up. He is calling you.”
50 He, casting away his coat, jumped up, and came to Yeshua.
51 Yeshua asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man said to him, “Rabboni, that I may see again.”
52 Yeshua said to him, “Go your way. Your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed him on the road.
11:1 When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his talmidim, 2 and said to them, “Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey tied, on which no one has yet sat. Untie him, and bring him. 3 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘Because the Lord needs it,’ and he will send it back here at once.”
4 They went away, and found a colt tied at the door outside in the open street, and they untied him. 5 Some of those who stood there asked them, “What are you doing, untying the young donkey?” 6 They said to them just as Yeshua had said, and they let them go.
7 They brought the young donkey to Yeshua, and threw their garments on it, and Yeshua sat on it. 8 Many spread their garments on the way, and others spread branches which they had cut from the fields. 9 Those who went in front, and those who followed, shouted, “Hosanna. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David. Hosanna in the highest.”
11 And he entered into the temple in Jerusalem. When he had looked around at everything, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12 The next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 Yeshua told it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” and his talmidim heard it.