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 5, Chapters 41 Thru 50
(41) Yahshúa sets free caged Birds; The Blind Man who denied that Others Saw.
(42) Yahshúa Teaches Concerning Marriage. The Blessing of Children.
(43) Yahshúa Teaches Concerning the Riches of this World and the Washing of Hands and Unclean Meats.
(44) The Confession of the Twelve. Mashíakh the True Rock.
(45) Seeking for Signs. The Unclean Spirit.
(46) The Transfiguration on the Mount, and the Giving of the Law.
(47) The Spirit Giveth Life. The Rich Man and the Beggar.
(48) Yahshúa Feeds 1000 with Five Melons. Heals the withered Hand on the Sabbath Day. He rebukes hypocrisy.
(49) The True Temple [Miqdásh] of Elohíym.
(50) Mashíakh the Light of the World.
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 5, Chapters 41 thru 50
Yahshúa Set Free the Caged Birds; The Blind Man who Denied that Others Saw
1. AND as Yahshúa was going to Jericho there met him a man with a cage full of birds which he had caught and some young doves. 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 Yahshúa said, “What do 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 does not the same ELOHÍYM, our Father-Mother care for them as for you? Let these your little brethren and sisters go forth into freedom and see that you do this thing no 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 Yahshúa 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 Yahshúa.
7. AND Yahshúa beheld a man working on the Shabbath, and he said to him, “Man, if you know what you do, you are blessed, for you break not the Toráh in the spirit; but if you know not, you are accursed and a transgressor of the Toráh.”
8. And again, Yahshúa said to his disciples, “What shall be done to these servants who, knowing their Master’s will, prepare not themselves for his coming, neither do according to his will?
9. Truly I say to you, they that know their Master’s will, and do it not, shall be beaten with many stripes. But they, who not knowing their Master’s will, do it not, shall 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 required but little.”
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 Yahshúa, and he anointed his eyes and made him to 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 like ELOHÍYM.”
12. And again, Yahshúa said to him, “How can you know all? You cannot see through the walls of your house, nor read the thoughts of your fellow men, nor understand the language of birds, or of animals. You cannot even recall the events of your former life, conception, or birth.
13. Remember with humility how much remains unknown to you, yea, unseen, and doing so, you may see more clearly.”
Yahshúa Teaches Concerning Marriage; The Blessing of Children
1. AND it came to pass that when Yahshúa 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, testing 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 ye not read that ELOHÍYM 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 they two shall be one flesh.’
5. Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore ELOHÍYM have joined together, let not man put asunder.”
6. They said to him, “Why did Moshéh then command to give a writing of divorcement?” He said to them, “Moshéh, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted 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 say to him, “If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not good to marry.”
8. But he said to them, “All cannot receive this saying, except those 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 celibates for the kingdom of Heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”
9. THEN there came unto him little children that he should put his hands on them and bless them, and the disciples rebuked them.
10. But Yahshúa said, “Permit little children to come to me and do not forbid them, 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, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, “Yahshúa, 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 ELOHÍYM and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
13. And Yahshúa answering said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Are there not any found that returned to give glory to ELOHÍYM, except this ‘stranger’. And he said to him, “Arise, go your way, your faith has made you whole.”
Yahshúa Teaches Concerning the Riches of this World and the Washing of Hands and Eating Of Unwashed Foods
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, ELOHÍYM; But, if you will enter into life, keep the mitzvoth.” He said to him, “Which are they?”
2. Yahshúa said, “What does Moshéh teach? You shalt not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shalt not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honour your father and your mother and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “All these things have I kept from my youth up; What do I still lack?”
3. Yahshúa said to him, “If you will to be perfect, go and sell that you have in abundance, and give to those who have not, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.”
4. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions, yea, more than satisfied his needs.
5. Then said Yahshúa to his disciple, “Truly I say to you, that the rich man shall with difficulty 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 ELOHÍYM.”
6. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Yahshúa beheld them, and said to them, “For the carnal mind this is impossible, but with the spiritual mind all things are possible.
7. And I say to you, do not make for yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness that when ye fail they may receive you into their earthly habitations; But rather of the true riches, even the wisdom of ELOHÍYM, that ye may so be received into everlasting mansions which fade not away.”
8. Then Kepha said to him, “Behold we have forsaken all and followed you.” And Yahshúa said to them, “Truly I say to you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man [Bar Enosh – son-daughter of humanity] shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisraél, but the things of this world it is not mine to give.
9. And everyone that has forsaken riches, houses, and friends, for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness, shall receive a hundredfold in the age to come and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last, and many that are last shall be first.”
10. AND there came to him certain of the Scribes and Pharisees who had seen one of his disciples eat with unwashed hands.
11. And they found fault, for the Judæans do not eat unless they have first washed their hands and many other things they observe, in the washing of cups and of vessels and of tables.
12. And they said, “Why do not all your disciples walk after the tradition of the elders, for we saw one who did eat with unwashed hands?”
13. And Yahshúa said, “Well has Moshéh commanded you to be clean, and to keep your bodies clean, and your vessels clean, but ye have added things, which often cannot be observed by everyone at all times and in all places.
14. Hearken 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 to your thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure.
15. These things ye ought to do and not to leave the others undone. Whoever breaks the law of purification out of necessity, are blameless, for they do it not of their own will, neither despising the law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all things is great gain.
16. Be ye not followers of evil fashions of the world even in appearance; For, many are led into evil by the outward appearance, and the likeness of evil.”
The Confession of the Twelve
1. AGAIN Yahshúa 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 Yahshúa said to them, “Ye have heard what men in the world say concerning me, but whom do ye say that I am?” Kepha rose up with Andrew his brother and said, “You are the Mashíakh, the Son of the living ELOHÍYM, who descends from heaven and dwells in the hearts of them who believe and obey to righteousness.” And the rest rose up and said, each after his own manner, “These words are true, so we believe.”
3. And Yahshúa answered them saying, “Blessed are ye my twelve who believe, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but the spirit of ELOHÍYM, 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 ELOHÍYM, and I bear witness to the truth. I am the true Rock, and on this Rock do I build my Assembly, and the gates of Sheól shall not prevail against it, and out of this Rock shall flow rivers of living water to give life to the peoples of the earth.
5. Ye are my chosen twelve. In me, the Head and Cornerstone, are the twelve foundations of my house built on the rock, and on you in me shall my Assembly be built, and in truth and righteousness shall my Assembly be established.
6. And ye shall sit on twelve thrones and send forth light and truth to all the twelve tribes of Yisraél after the Spirit, and I will be with you, even to the end of the world.
7. But there shall arise after you, men of perverse minds who shall through ignorance or through craft, suppress many things that I have spoken to you, and lay to me things that which I never taught, sowing tares among the good wheat which I have given you to sow in the world.
8. Then shall the truth of ELOHÍYM 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 shall be revealed and made known, and the truth shall make free those which were bound.
9. One is your Master; all ye are brethren, and one is not greater than another in the place which I have given to you, for ye have one Master, even Mashíakh, 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. Therefore, strive ye not for the first place, for ye are all first, because ye are the foundation stones and pillars of the Assembly, built on the truth which is in me and in you, and the truth and the Toráh ye shall establish for all, as shall be given to you.
11. Truly, when ye and your fellows agree together touching anything in my Name, I am amid you and with you.
12. Woe is the time when the spirit of the world enters into the Assembly and my doctrines and precepts are made void through the corruption 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 Yahshúa lifted 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, except the Son [of Man – Bar Enosh], who is also the Daughter of man. None does know the Daughter or the Son except they to whom the Mashíakh is revealed, who is the Two in One.
15. Come to me all ye 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 ye shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is equal and it is easy, my burden is light and presses not unequally.”
Seeking For Signs; The Unclean Spirit
1. THEN certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees answered saying, “Master, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign and there shall no sign be given to it, 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 afterward he shall rise again.
3. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas, and behold a greater than Jonas is here.
4. The Queen of the South shall arise in the judgment with this generation and shall 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 said, “I will return into my house from whence I came out. And when he is come, he finds it empty, swept and garnished, for they asked not 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 shall it be also to this wicked generation, which refuses entrance to the Spirit of ELOHÍYM.
7. For I say to you, whosoever blasphemes the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven them; But, whoever blasphemes the Holy Spiritess, it shall not be forgiven them either in this age, or in the next, for they resist the Light of ELOHÍYM, by the false traditions of men.”
8. WHILE, he yet talked to the people, behold, his parents and his brethren and his sisters stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said to him, “Behold your father and your mother, and your brethren and your sisters stand without, 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 shall do the will of my Parent who is in Heaven, the same is my father and my mother, my brother 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 consists not in 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 I will bestow all my fruits and my goods.
14. And I will say to my soul, you have abundant goods laid up for many years, take your ease, drink and be merry.’
15. But ELOHÍYM said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life shall be required of you; Then, whose shall 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 them that need and are in want.”
The Transfiguration on the Mount; The Giving of the Law of Mashíakh
1 AFTER six days, when the Festival of Sukkόth [Tabernacles] was at hand, Yahshúa took the Twelve [with Kepha, Ya’aqoḅ and Yoḥanan his brother, Matt. 17:1] and brought them apart up into a high mountain, and as he was praying the fashion of his countenance was changed, and he was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his garment was white as the light.
2 And, behold, there appeared to them Moshéh and Eliyáhu talking with him and spoke of the Toráh, and of his decease, which he should accomplish at Yerushaláyim.
3 And Moshéh spoke, saying, “This is he of whom I foretold, saying, ‘A prophet from the midst of your brethren like me, shall YHWH send to you’, and that which YHWH speaks to him, shall he speak to you, and to him shall ye hearken, and whosoever will not obey shall bring upon themselves their own destruction.
4 Then Kephá said to Yahshúa, “Rabban, it is good for us to be here; if you desire let us make here three Sukkáth [tabernacles]; one for you, and one for Moshéh, and one for Eliyáhu.”
5 While he yet spoke, behold 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; hear ye him.”
6 And when the Talmidím heard it, they fell on their faces and were much amazed, and Yahshúa came and touched them and said, “Arise and be not afraid.” And when they had lifted their eyes, they saw no man, except Yahshúa only. And the six glories were seen upon him.
7 AND Yahshúa said to them, “Behold a new law I give to you, which is not new but ancient. Even as Moshéh gave the Ten Sayings to Yisraél after the flesh, so also, I give to you, the Twelve Sayings, for the Kingdom of Yisraél [Yeshurun] after the spirit.
8 For, who is the Yisraél [Yashar’el] of ELOHÍYM? Even they of every nation and tribe who work righteousness, love mercy, and keep my commandments–these are the true Yisraél [Yashar’el] of ELOHÍYM.” And standing upon his feet, Yahshúa spoke, saying:
9 “Hear Yisraél, YHWH Elohéyḳa is One; Many are My seers and My prophets. In Me everything lives and moves and has subsistence.”
|10 Ye will worship One: YHWH, the Father-Mother in the heavens of Whom are all things and revere the sacred Name.|
11 Ye will revere your fathers and your mothers on earth, whose care is for you, and all the Teachers of Righteousness.
12 Ye will cherish and protect the weak, and those who are oppressed, and all creatures that suffer wrong.
13 Ye will work with your hands the things that are good and seemly; so ye will eat the fruits of the earth and live long in the earth.
14 Ye will purify yourselves daily and rest the Seventh Day from labour, keeping holy the Sabbaths and the Festival of your ELOHÍYM.
15 Do to others as ye desire that others should
do to you.
|16 Ye will not take away the life of any creature for your pleasure, nor for your profit, nor yet torment it.|
17 Ye will not steal the goods of anyone, nor gather lands and riches to yourselves, beyond your need or use.
18 Ye will not eat the flesh nor drink the blood of any slaughtered creature nor anything which brings disorder to your health or senses.
19 Ye will not make impure marriages where love and health are not, nor corrupt yourselves or any creature made pure by the Holy One.
20 Ye will not bear false witness against any nor willfully deceive any by a lie to hurt them.
21 Do not to others as ye desire that others should
not do to you.
22 And when the Talmidím heard these words, they smote upon their breasts, saying:
“Wherein we have offended, O ELOHÍYM forgive us: and may Your Wisdom, Love, and Truth within us, incline our hearts to love and keep this Holy Toráh.”
23 And Yahshúa said to them, “My yoke is equal and my burden light, if ye are willing 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 Yisraél [Yashar’el] of ELOHÍYM, and the Toráh is within, for it is the Toráh of Love, and it is not new but ancient. Take heed that ye add nothing to this Toráh, neither take anything from it. Truly I say to you, they who believe and obey this Toráh shall be liberated, and they who know and obey it not, shall be lost. 25 But as in Adam all die so in Mashíakh shall all be made alive. And the disobedient shall be purged through many fires; and they who persist shall descend and shall perish eternally.” 26 And as they came down from the mountain, Yahshúa charged them, saying, “Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man [Bar Enosh] is risen again from the dead.” 27 His Talmidím asked him, saying, “Why then do the Scribes say that Eliyáhu must first come? And Yahshúa answered and said to them, “Eliyáhu truly shall first come and restore all things. 28 But I say to you, that Eliyáhu is come already, and they knew him not, but have done to him whatsoever they desired. Likewise, shall also the Bar Enosh suffer of them. Then the Talmidím understood that he spoke to them of Yoḥanán ha’Matvíl (John the Baptist).
The Spirit Gives Life; The Rich Man and the Beggar
1. AND when they were come down from the Mount, one of his disciples asked him, “Master, if a person does not keep all these mitzvóth shall he enter into Life?” And he said, “The Toráh is good in the letter and without the spirit is dead; But the spirit makes the letter alive.
2. Take ye heed that ye obey from the heart, and in the spirit of love, all the mitzvóth 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 Toráh, 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, and their guilt is greater than that of one who steals a loaf in necessity to satisfy his hunger.
5. Again ye 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 for 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 a way as to lead him into evil, even though it is true in the letter, he is guilty.
8. Walk ye in the spirit, and thus, ye shall fulfill the Toráh and be fit for the kingdom. Let the Toráh be within your own hearts rather than on tables of memorial, which things, nevertheless, ye ought to do and not to leave the other undone. For the Toráh, which I have given to you, is holy, just, and good, and blessed are all they who obey and walk therein.
9. ELOHÍYM is Spirit, and they who worship ELOHÍYM must worship in spirit and in truth, at all times and in all places.”
10. AND he spoke this parable to them who were rich, saying, “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple, and fine linen, and rejoiced in luxury every day.
11. And there was a certain beggar named Elazar, which was laid at his gate, full of sores. And 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 happened, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Aḅraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried with great pomp. And in Sheól, he lifted his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Elazar in his bosom.
13. And he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Elazar that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this place.’
14. But Aḅraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Elazar bad 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 chasm established, so that those that would pass from here to you cannot; Neither can they pass to us that would come from there, till their time be accomplished.’
15. Then he said, ‘I ask you therefore, Father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also came into this place of torment.’
16. Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moshéh and the prophets. Let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, Father Abraham. But if one went to them from the dead, they would repent [reform].’
17. And Abraham said to him, ‘If they do not listen Moshéh and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.’
Yahshúa Feeds One Thousand with Five Melons; Heals the Withered Hand on the Sabbath Day
1. AND it came to pass as Yahshúa had been teaching the multitudes, and they were hungry and weak by reason of the heat of the day that there passed by that way a woman on a camel laden with melons and other fruits.
2. And Yahshúa raised his voice and cried out, “O ye that thirst, seek ye the living water which comes from Heaven, for this is the water of life, of which, whoso drinks does 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 ELOHÍYM makes the sun to shine, and the water to fill out these fruits of the earth, will not the same be the Sun of your souls, and fill you with the water of life?
4. Seek ye the truth and let your souls be satisfied. The truth of ELOHÍYM is that water which comes from heaven, without money and without price, and they who drink shall 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, Yahshúa went on the Shabbath day through the cornfields, 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, your disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Shabbath day.
7. And he said to them, “Have ye not read what Dawíd did, when he was hungry and they that were with him? How he entered into the house of ELOHÍYM and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
8. Or have yet not read in the Toráh, how that on the Shabbath days, the priests in the Miqdásh do work on the Shabbath and are blameless? But I say to you, that in this place is One greater than the Miqdásh.
9. But if ye had known what this means, ‘I will have mercy and not sacrifice’ ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man [Bar Enosh] is Master – even of the Shabbath.”
10. AND when he was departed from there, he went into their Synagogue. And, behold, there was a man that had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Shabbath days?” – that they might accuse him.
11. And he said to them, “What man shall there be among you that shall have but one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Shabbath day, will he not lay hold on it and lift it out? And if ye give help to a sheep, shall ye not also give help to a man that needs?
12. Wherefore, it is lawful to do good on the Shabbath day.” Then said he to the man, “Stretch forth your hand.” And he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole, like as the other.
13. Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Yahshúa knew it, he withdrew himself from thence. And great multitudes followed him, and he healed their sick and infirm and charged them that they should not make it known.
14. So it was fulfilled, which was spoken by Yeshayáhu the prophet, saying, “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 Nations;
15. He shall not strive nor cry, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets; A bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench till he sends forth judgment unto victory; And in his Name will the Nations trust.”
The True Miqdash of ELOHÍYM
1. AND the Feast of the Passover was near. And it happened that some of the disciples, being masons, were set to repair one of the chambers of the Miqdásh. And Yahshúa was passing by, and 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 Yahshúa said, “Yea, it is beautiful and well-wrought are the stones, but the time comes when not one stone shall be left on another, for the enemy shall overthrow both the City and the Miqdásh.
3. But the True Miqdásh is the body of man in which ELOHÍYM dwells by the Spirit, and when this Miqdásh is destroyed, in three days [and nights], ELOHÍYM raises up a more glorious Miqdásh, which the eye of the natural man perceives not.
4. Know ye not that ye are the Miqdashím of the Ruach ha’Qodesh? and whoever destroys one of these Miqdashím the same shall be himself destroyed?”
5. AND some or the Scribes, hearing him, sought to entangle him in his talk and said, “If you would put away the sacrifices of sheep and oxen and birds, to what purpose was this Miqdásh built for ELOHÍYM by Solomon, which has been now forty-six years in restoring?”
6. And Yahshúa answered and said, “It is written in the prophets, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’ for the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. But ye 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 same, my Name shall be great among the Nations and incense with a pure offering shall be offered to me.’ But ye have made it a desolation with your offerings of blood and used the sweet incense only to cover the bad smell thereof. I am come not to destroy the Toráh but to fulfill it.
8. Know ye not what is written? ‘Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken is better than the fat of rams.’ ‘I, YHWH, am weary of your burnt offerings and vain oblations.’ ‘Your hands are full of blood.’
9. And is it not written, what is the true sacrifice? ‘Wash you and make you clean and put away the evil from before my eyes, cease to do evil, learn to do well. Do justice for the fatherless and the widow and all that are oppressed.’ So, doing, ye shall fulfill the Toráh.
10. The day comes when all that which is in the outer court, which pertains to blood offerings, shall be taken away and pure worshippers shall worship the Eternal One in purity and in truth!”
11. And they said, “Who are you that seeks to do away with the sacrifices, and despises the seed of Aḅraham? Have you learned this blasphemy from the Greeks and the Egyptians?”
12. And Yahshúa said, “Before Aḅraham was, I am he.” And they refused to listen, and some said, “He is inspired by a demon!” And others said, “He is mad!” And they went their way and told these things to the Priests and Elders. And they were angry, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy!”
Mashíakh the Light of the World
1. THEN again, Yahshúa spoke to them, saying, ”I am the Light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.”
2. The Pharisees therefore said to him, “You testify of yourself –your record is not true.”
3. Yahshúa answered and said to them, “Though I testify of myself, yet my record is true, for I know from where I came, and where I go; But ye cannot tell from where I come, and where I go.
4. Ye judge after the flesh – 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 [the Parent] who sent me.
5. It is also written in your Toráh, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that testify of myself, Yoḥanan testified of me, and he is a prophet, and the Spirit of truth that sent me testifies of me.”
6. Then they said to him, “Where is your Father and your Mother?” Yahshúa answered, “Ye neither know me, nor my Parent. If ye had known me, ye 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, the All Holy knows their own, yea, in each of you, the Fatherhood and the Motherhood may be seen, for the Father and the Mother are One in ELOHÍYM.
9. Yahshúa spoke these words in the treasury as he taught in the Miqdásh. And no man laid hands on him for his hour was not yet come. Then Yahshúa said to them again, “I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins. Where I go, ye cannot come.”
10. Then said the Judæans, “Will he kill himself?” because he said, “Where I go, ye cannot come.” And he said to them, “Ye are from beneath. I am from above. Ye are of this world. I am not of this world.
11. Therefore I said to you that ye shall die in your sins; For, if ye believe not that I am of ELOHÍYM, ye shall die in your sins.”
12. Then they said to him, “Who are you?” And Yahshúa said to them, “Even the same that I said to you from the beginning.
13. I have many things to say which shall judge you. But the Holy One that sent me is true. And I speak to the world those things which I have heard from above.”
14. Then Yahshúa said to them, “When ye have lifted up the Son of man [Bar Enosh], then ye shall know that I am sent of ELOHÍYM, and that I do nothing of myself; But, as the All Holy has taught me, I speak these things, the All Holy Who sent me is with me. The All Holy has not left me alone for I do always those things that please the Eternal One.
15. As he spoke these words, many believed on him, for they said, “He is a Prophet sent from ELOHÍYM. Him let us hear.”
THE END OF SECTION 5
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