He shall be called a Ναζωραῖος/Nazoraios [Nazirite]…Mt 2:23
…the sect of the Nazoreans [or, Nasareans?]… Acts 24:5
“This sect of Nazoræans is [presently in 375 AD] to be found inBishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
Beroea near Coelesyria, in the Decapolis near Pella,
and in Bashanitis at the place called…Khokhabe
in Hebrew…[in practice] They are nothing but Jews…”
“This Essene sect of the Nasaræans. They are Jews by nationality,
from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told,
but descendants of Israel himself.” There are only a
handful of Nasaræans [left as such] . . . they have been united
with the sect of the Ebionites [of the Nazoræans]
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
Section 3, Chapters 21 Thru 30
(21) Yahshúa Rebukes Cruelty to a Horse. Condemns the Service of Mammon.
(22) The Restoration of Jairus’ Daughter.
(23) Yahshúa and the Samaritan Woman.
(24) Yahshúa Denounces Cruelty. Heals the Sick.
(25) The Sermon on the Mount (part I)
(26) The Sermon on the Mount (part II)
(27) The Sermon on the Mount (part III)
(28) Yahshúa Releases the Rabbits and Pigeons.
(29) He Feeds Five Thousand with Six Loaves and Seven Cluster of Grapes.
(30) The Bread of Life and the Living Vine.
The Gospel of the Perfect Life of the Master, Yahshúa the Anointed,
the offspring of Dawíd through Yoséph and Mariám after the flesh, and the son of Elohiym, through godly love and wisdom, after the Spirit.
Section 3, Chapters 21 thru 30
Yahshúa Rebuked Cruelty to a Horse;
Condemned the Service of Mammon
1. AND it came to pass that the Master 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 an animal of burden.
2. But the horse had fallen down, for it was over laden, and he struck it till the blood flowed. And Yahshúa went to him and said: “Son of cruelty, why do you strike your animal? Do you not see that it is too weak for its burden, and do you not know it suffers?”
3. But the man answered and said: “What do you have to do with this? I may strike it as much as it pleases me for it is mine and I bought it with a large sum of money. Ask them who are with you, for they are of my acquaintance and know of it.”
4. And some of the disciples answered and said: “Yes, Master, it is as he said. We saw when he bought it.” And the Master said again “Do ye not see then how it bleeds, and hear ye not also how it wails and laments?” But they answered and said: “No, Master, we do not hear that it wails and laments?”
5. And the Master was sorrowful and said: “Woe to you because of the dullness of your hearts, ye hear not how it laments and cries to the heavenly Creator for mercy, but three-times woes 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, Yahshúa 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,
9. And I say to you, Though ye be gathered together in my bosom, if ye keep not my commandments I will cast you forth. For if ye 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. Therefore, if ye have not been faithful in the ‘mammon of unrighteousness’,1)Or, Unrighteous Mammon. This term holds a negative connotation as a selfish desire for wealth tending toward covetousness and idolatry. As the Apostle Sha’ul stated, “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another person’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. Ye cannot serve ELOHÍYM and mammon. And the Pharisees2)The Pharisees (P’rushim) were a Separatist Party who attempted to separate themselves from the ritual impurity of other folk and tended to become elitist and seekers of power. They developed additional practices to ensure their purity—these practices often created conflicts with the actual teachings of the Original Toráh. Because of this, Yahshúa was at odds with them much of the time and some sought his demise. also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.
13. And he said to them, “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but ELOHÍYM knows your hearts: for that, which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of ELOHÍYM.
15. Then, there came some women to him and brought their infants to him, to whom they still gave suckle at their breasts, that he should bless them; and some said, “Why trouble ye the master?”
16. But Yahshúa rebuked them, and said, “Of such ones will come forth those who shall yet [by oath of allegiance] confess me before men.” And he took them up in his arms and blessed them.
The Restoration Of Jairus’ Daughter
1. AND behold there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Yair 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 ask you, come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she shall live.” And Yahshúa went with him, and many people followed him and thronged him.
2. AND a certain woman, which had a flow of blood twelve years and had suffered many things of many physicians and had spent all that she had and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.
3. When she had heard of Yahshúa, she came in the crowd behind and touched his garments; For she said, “If I may touch but his garment, I shall be whole.” She found immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
4. And Yahshúa, immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned himself about in the press and said, “Who touched my vesture?” And his disciples said to him, “You see the multitude thronging you and you say, “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 certain ones which said, “Your daughter is dead: why do you trouble the Master any further?”
7. As soon as Yahshúa heard the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid, only believe.” And he permitted no one to follow him except Kepha and Ya’aqóḅ and Yoḥanan—the brother of Ya’aqóḅ.
8. And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult and the minstrels, and those that lamented and greatly wailed.
9. And when he was come inside, he said to him, “Why make ye such ado and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleeps.” And they laughed him to scorn, for they thought she was dead, and believed him not. But when he had put them all out, he took two of his disciples with him, and entered in where the damsel was lying.
10. And he took the damsel by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cumi!”; (interpreted as) “Damsel, I say to you, ‘Arise’”!
11. And straightway the damsel arose and walked. And she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great amazement.
12. And he charged them straightly that no man should make it known, and commanded that something should be given to her food to eat.
Yahshúa And The Samaritan Woman
1. THEN Yahshúa came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Ya’aqóḅ gave to his son Yoséph.
2. Now the well of Ya’aqóḅ was there. Yahshúa therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat alone on the edge of the well, and it was about the sixth hour.
3. And there came a woman of Samaria to draw water; Yahshúa said to her, “Give me to drink.” (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy food).
4. Then said the woman of Samaria to him, “How is it that you, being a Yahudí, asks drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria?” (for the Yahudím have no dealings with the Samaritans.)
5. Yahshúa answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of ELOHÍYM and who it is that said to you, ‘Give me drink’, you would have asked of ELOHÍYM, 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 whence have you that living water. Are you greater than our father Ya’aqóḅ, who gave us the well and drank thereof, himself and his children and his camels and oxen and sheep.
7. Yahshúa answered and said to her, “Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again but whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; yes, the water that I shall give him shall be in him, ‘a well of water’ springing up into eternal life.”
8. The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I thirst not, neither come here to draw.” Yahshúa said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” The woman answered, and said, “I have no husband.”
9. Yahshúa looking upon her, answered and said to her, “You have spoken well, ‘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 ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”
11. Yahshúa said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when ye shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship ELOHÍYM. Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship; for salvation is of Yisraél.
12. But the hour comes and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the All-Parent in spirit and in truth; for such worshippers, the All-Holy seeks. ELOHÍYM is spirit and they that worship must worship in spirit and in truth.”
13. The woman said to him, “I know that Mashíakh comes (who is called the Christos); When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Yahshúa said to her, “I am he who speaks to you.”
14. And upon this, his disciples came and marveled that he talked with the woman, yet no man said, “What do you seek? or, Why do you talk with her?”
15. The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city and said to the men, “Come, see a man which told me all things that ever I did: Is not this the Mashíakh?”
16. Then they went out of the city and came to him, and many of the Samaritans believed on him, and they besought him that he would stay a while with them; and he remained there two days.
Yahshúa Denounces Cruelty to Animals; He Healed the Sick
1. As Yahshúa passed through a certain village he saw a crowd of idlers of the baser sort, and they were tormenting a cat which they had found and were shamefully treating it. And Yahshúa 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, ye 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 Yahshúa 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 Yahshúa, asking that he would restore the withered arm. And Yahshúa spoke to them of the Toráh of Love and the Unity of All Life in the One Family of ELOHÍYM.3)EL + ELLAH = ELOAH, two in one. ĔLOHÍYM is plural and speaks of the same, two in one and can also speak of more than two. It depends upon the context. And he also said,
5. And the young man believed and confessed his sins, and Yahshúa stretched forth his hand, and his withered arm became whole even as the other. And the people glorified ELOHÍYM who had given such power unto man.
6. AND when Yahshúa departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, “You son of Dawíd, have mercy on us!” And when he was come into the house the blind men came to him, and Yahshúa said to them, “Do ye believe that I am able to do this?”
7. They said to him, “Yes, Master!” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith, be it to you.” And their eyes were opened, and Yahshúa straightly charged them, saying, “See that ye 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 Yisraél. But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons through the prince of the demons.”
9. AND Yahshúa went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and announcing, ‘the good news 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 on 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; ask ye therefore the Master 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 Yahshúa 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 ELOHÍYM for what they had heard and seen.
The Sermon on the Mount (Part I)
1. Yahshúa 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 [the eḅiyoním], 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 do 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 ELOHÍYM. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of ELOHÍYM. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of ELOHÍYM.
4. Yes, blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye 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 ye have received in this life your consolation. Woe to you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
6. Ye are the salt of the earth, for every sacrifice [you make] must be salted with salt, but if the salt has lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot.
7. Ye 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. Do not conclude that I have come to destroy the Toráh [Law] or the Naḅi’im [Prophets]: I did not come to destroy them; rather to fullfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and the earth passes-away, one letter or one marking will in no way pass from the Toráh or the Prophets until all is fulfilled.4)GHT 76:13 (Jn 17:4; 19:30) “I have glorified You on earth, I have finished the work You gave me to do.” GHT 82:26 When Yahshúa had therefore received the vinegar, he cried aloud, “It is finished” and he bowed his head and gave up the spirit. And it was the ninth hour. But behold, one greater than Moshéh is here, and he will give you the Higher Law—yes, the Perfect Law, and this Law shall you obey.
9. Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches men to do so, will be called ‘least’ in the Malḳút ha’Shamáyim; but whoever does and teaches them, he will be called ‘great’ in the Malḳút ha’Shamáyim. 10. Truly they who believe and obey shall liberate their souls, and they who do not obey shall be remain ‘lost’. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness [hypocrisy] of the Soferím5)Mt 23:1-3 Among these Soferím/Scribes, were those, who in some way, were offshoots associated with DSS Qumran Zadokians, who had been derogatively nicknamed, Herodians (Mk 3:6; 12:13; Mt 22:16). Yahshúa, as a Carmelite Essene rather than a Qumran Zadokite, broke from their extremist views and became a target for assassination. (Some believe Essene to be from Aramaic, Assaya, meaning healing or healers or Therapeuts (See Revelation 22:2 …the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Healing in both: Greek: Therapeia; Aramaic: אסיֻותָא Asyutho). Philo also connects Essenes with an alternate title with the word “holy” or “holy ones/saints” (In Hebrew: Qedoshím), as does the New Testament. Others believe Essene to be a hybrid word deriving from the word Ḥasidim(pious kind ones) or Osseans (doers of the law) Maybe all of these words describe them. See Josephus, “Wars…” 2.8.13. and P’rushím, you will by no means enter into the Malḳút ha’Shamáyim.
11. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has anything against you, leave there your gift 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 deliver you to the Judge, and the Judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. Truly I say unto you, You shall by no means come out thence till you have paid the uttermost farthing.
13. Ye have heard that it has been said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you.
14. Bless them that curse you and pray for them which despitefully use you; That ye may be the children of your Parent who makes the sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
15. For if ye love them which love you what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners even do the same. And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even so the tax collectors?
16. And if a desire is to you as your 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 seems desirable to you which costs another pain or sorrow, cast it out of your heart; So, shall you attain to peace. Better it is to endure sorrow than to inflict it on those who are weaker.
18. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Parent who is in heaven is perfect.”
The Sermon On The Mount (Part II)
1. “TAKE heed that ye not do your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Parent who is in heaven. Therefore, when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly I say unto you, they have their reward.
2. But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does, and take heed that your alms may be in secret; and the Secret One which sees in secret shall approve then, openly.
3. And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men. Truly I say unto you, They have their reward.
4. But you, when you pray enter into your chamber and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father-Mother who is in secret; and the secret One that sees in secret shall approve you openly.
5. And when ye pray in common, use not vain petitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be ye not therefore like unto them: for your heavenly Parent knows what things ye have need of, before ye ask. After this manner therefore pray ye, when ye 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. Give us day by day our daily bread, and the fruit of the living Vine. As You forgive us our trespasses, so may we forgive the trespasses of others. Leave us not in temptation. Deliver us from evil. Amein.
Another version was given in 19:3
3. ‘Our Father-Mother, Who is above and within: Qodésh be Your Name in a twofold triad: In Wisdom, Love, and Equity; Your Kingdom come to all; Your will be done; As in Heaven so in Earth. Give us day by day to partake of Your qodésh bread and the fruit of the living vine. As You forgive us our trespasses, so may we forgive others who trespass against us. 4. Show upon us Your goodness, that to others we may show the same. In the hour of trial, deliver us from evil.’
7. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Parent will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Parent in heaven forgive you your trespasses.
8. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast. Truly I say unto you, they have their reward.
9. And I say unto you, Unless ye fast from the world and its evil ways, ye shall in no wise find the Kingdom; and except ye keep the Shabbath and cease your haste to gather riches, ye shall not see the Father-Mother in heaven. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear unto men to fast, and the Qadósh One who sees in secret will approve you openly.
10. Likewise also do ye, when ye mourn for the dead and are sad, for your loss is their gain. Be not 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 ELOHÍYM, and they who have done good, do rest with your ancestors in the bosom of the Eternal.11. Pray ye rather 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 do not murmur as those without hope.
12. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does 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 be clear, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eyes are dim or lacking, your whole body shall 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. Ye cannot serve ELOHÍYM and mammon.
15. Therefore I say unto you, Do not be overly anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet, for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than food and the body than raiment? And what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his life?
16. Behold the fowls of the air; for they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Parent feeds them. Are ye not much better cared for than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why spend all your thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say unto you, Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
17. Wherefore shall not ELOHÍYM who clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
18. Therefore be not overly anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (all of which things the Gentiles do seek). For your heavenly Parent knows that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of ELOHÍYM and its righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Meet not in advance the evils of the morrow; sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.”
The Sermon On The Mount (Part III)
1. “JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again; and as ye do unto others, so shall it be done unto you.
2. And why do you behold the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not 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 plank is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast the mote out of your brother’s eye.
3. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs neither cast ye your pearls before swine; lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you.
4. Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to them that knock it shall be opened.
5. What man is there of you who, if his child asks bread, will give it a stone? Or, if it asks a fish, will give it a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Parent Who is in heaven give good things to them that ask?
6. Therefore all things whatsoever ye desire that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. And what ye would not that men should do unto you, do ye not so unto them; for this is the Toráh and the Prophets.
7. Enter ye in at the strait gate, for strait is the way and narrow the gate that leads to life, and few there are that find it. But wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.
8. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravening wolves. Ye shall 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 cut down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know the good from the evil.
10. Not everyone that says unto me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father-Mother who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Master, Master, 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 unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work Lawlessness.’
11. Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man who built his house foursquare upon a rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew upon that house; and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.
12. And everyone that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand, and the rain descended, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. But a city which is built foursquare, 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 Yahshúa 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.
Yahshúa Releases the Rabbits and Pigeons
1. IT came to pass one day as Yahshúa 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 Yahshúa looked on the young man with love and said to him, You have a good heart and ELOHÍYM shall give you light, but know you not that ELOHÍYM in the beginning gave to man the fruits of the earth for food, and did not make him lower than the ox, or the horse, or the sheep, that he should kill and eat the flesh and blood of his fellow creatures.
3. Ye believe that Moshéh indeed commanded such creatures to be slain and offered in sacrifice and eaten, and so do ye in the Miqdásh, but behold, a greater than Moshéh is here, and he comes to put away the bloody sacrifices of the Toráh and the feastings on them, and to restore to you the pure oblation, and un-bloody sacrifice as in the beginning, even the grains and fruits of the earth.
4. Of that which ye offer unto ELOHÍYM in purity shall ye eat, but of that kind which ye do not offer in purity ye shall not eat, for the hour comes when your sacrifices and feasts of blood shall cease, and ye shall worship ELOHÍYM with a holy worship and a pure Oblation.
5. Let these creatures therefore go free, that they may rejoice in ELOHÍYM and bring no guilt to man. And the young man set them free, and Yahshúa 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, Yahshúa stood up and cried out, If any are thirsty, let them come unto me and drink, for I will give to them of the waters of life.
8. They who believe in me, out of their hearts shall flow rivers of water, and that which is given unto them shall they speak with power, and their doctrine shall be as living water.
9. (This he spoke of the Spirit, which they that believed on him should receive, for the fullness of the Spirit was not yet given because that Yahshúa was not yet glorified).
10. Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give shall never thirst, but the water which comes from ELOHÍYM shall be in them a well of water, springing up unto everlasting life.
11. AND at that time Yoḥanan sent two of his disciples, saying, Are you he that should come, or do we look for another? And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits, and unto many blind, he gave sight.
12. Then Yahshúa answering said to them, Go your way, and tell Yoḥanan what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, 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 Yoḥanan were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning Yoḥanan. “What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind, or a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
14. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yes, I say unto you, and the greatest of prophets.
15. This is he, of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.’ For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than Yoḥanan the Baptist.”
16. And all the people that heard him, and the tax collectors, justified ELOHÍYM, being baptized with the baptism of Yoḥanan. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of ELOHÍYM against themselves, being not baptized of him.
The Feeding of the Five Thousand with Six Loaves and Seven Clusters Of Grapes; Healing Of The Sick
1. AND the Feast of the Passover drew near, and the Apostles and their fellows gathered themselves together to Yahshúa [The Liberator sent by YHWH] and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And he said to them, “Come ye 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 privately departed into a desert place by ship. And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot there out of all cities, and outran them, and came together to him.
3. And Yahshúa, when he came forth, saw much people and was moved with compassion towards them, because they were as sheep not having 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 surrounding country into the villages and buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat.”
5. He answered and said to them, “Ye give them food to eat.” And they say to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred Denarím of bread, and give it to them to eat?”
6. He said to them, “How many loaves do ye have? 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 straightway constrained his disciples to get into the ship and to go before him to the other side 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 was come, he was there alone, but the ship was now amid the sea, tossed with waves, for the wind was contrary.
11. The third watch of the night Yahshúa 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 immediately Yahshúa spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer; It is I; do not be afraid.”
12. And Kepha answered him and said, “Master, if it is you, bid me to come to you on the water.” And he said, “Come.” And when Kepha was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Yahshúa. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, “Master, save me!”
13. And immediately Yahshúa stretched forth his hand, and grabbed him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt? For did I not call you?”
14. And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased, and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves and the fruit, for their heart was hardened.
15. And when they were come 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 ELOHÍYM!”
16. And when they had passed over, they came unto the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, immediately they knew him. And ran through that whole region round about and began to carry about in beds, those that were sick, where they heard he was.
17. And wherever 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 Yahshúa came with his disciples into Judæa, and there he tarried and baptized many who came to him and received his doctrine.
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, except the one where his disciples had entered into and that Yahshúa went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone alone. And when the people therefore saw that Yahshúa was not there, neither his disciples, they also took ship and came to Capernaum, seeking for Yahshúa.
2. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, how did you get here? Yahshúa answered them and said, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves and the fruit and were filled. Labor not for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man, who is also the Child of ELOHÍYM, shall give to you, for him has ELOHÍYM, the All Parent, sealed.”
3. Then said they to him, “What shall we do that we may work the works of ELOHÍYM?” Yahshúa answered and said to them, “This is the work of ELOHÍYM, that ye believe the truth which is in me and who gives the Truth and the Life to you.”
4. They therefore said to him, “What sign then do you show that we may see and believe you? What do you work? Our fathers ate manna in the desert. As it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”
5. Then Yahshúa said to them, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, Moshéh did not give ye the true bread from heaven, but my Parent gives ye the true bread from heaven and the fruit of the living vine. For the food of ELOHÍYM is that which comes down from heaven and gives life unto the world.”
6. Then said they to him, “Master, forever give us this bread, and this fruit.” And Yahshúa said to them, “I am the true Bread. I am the living Vine. They that come to me shall never hunger, and they that keep faith in me shall never thirst. And, truly I say to you, unless ye eat the flesh and drink the blood of ELOHÍYM, ye have no life in you. But ye have seen me and do not believe.
7. All that my Parent has given to me shall come to me, and they that come to me, I will in no way cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of ELOHÍYM who sent me. And this is the will of ELOHÍYM who has sent me, that of all which are given to me, I should lose none, but should raise them up again at the last day.”
8. The Judæans then murmured at him, because he said, “I am the bread which comes down from heaven.” And they said, “Is this not Yahshúa, the son of Yoséph and Mariám whose parentage we know? How is it then that he says, “I came down from heaven?”
9. Yahshúa therefore answered and said to them, “Murmur ye not among yourselves. None can come to me except holy Love and Wisdom draws them, and these shall rise at the last day. It is written in the prophets; ‘They shall be all taught of ELOHÍYM’. Every man therefore that has heard and has learned of the Truth, comes to me. 10. Not that anyone has seen the Holiest at any time, except those which are of the Holiest, they alone, see the Holiest. Truly, Truly, I say to you, They who believe [embrace] the Truth, have everlasting life.”
THE END OF SECTION 3
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|↑1||Or, Unrighteous Mammon. This term holds a negative connotation as a selfish desire for wealth tending toward covetousness and idolatry. As the Apostle Sha’ul stated, “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”|
|↑2||The Pharisees (P’rushim) were a Separatist Party who attempted to separate themselves from the ritual impurity of other folk and tended to become elitist and seekers of power. They developed additional practices to ensure their purity—these practices often created conflicts with the actual teachings of the Original Toráh. Because of this, Yahshúa was at odds with them much of the time and some sought his demise.|
|↑3||EL + ELLAH = ELOAH, two in one. ĔLOHÍYM is plural and speaks of the same, two in one and can also speak of more than two. It depends upon the context.|
|↑4||GHT 76:13 (Jn 17:4; 19:30) “I have glorified You on earth, I have finished the work You gave me to do.” GHT 82:26 When Yahshúa had therefore received the vinegar, he cried aloud, “It is finished” and he bowed his head and gave up the spirit. And it was the ninth hour.|
|↑5||Mt 23:1-3 Among these Soferím/Scribes, were those, who in some way, were offshoots associated with DSS Qumran Zadokians, who had been derogatively nicknamed, Herodians (Mk 3:6; 12:13; Mt 22:16). Yahshúa, as a Carmelite Essene rather than a Qumran Zadokite, broke from their extremist views and became a target for assassination. (Some believe Essene to be from Aramaic, Assaya, meaning healing or healers or Therapeuts (See Revelation 22:2 …the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Healing in both: Greek: Therapeia; Aramaic: אסיֻותָא Asyutho). Philo also connects Essenes with an alternate title with the word “holy” or “holy ones/saints” (In Hebrew: Qedoshím), as does the New Testament. Others believe Essene to be a hybrid word deriving from the word Ḥasidim(pious kind ones) or Osseans (doers of the law) Maybe all of these words describe them. See Josephus, “Wars…” 2.8.13.|