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 in
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]

Bishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!

Section 6, Chapters 51 Thru 60

(51) The Truth Makes Free.
(52) The Pre-existence of Mashíakh.
(53) Yahshúa Heals the Blind on the Sabbath. Yahshúa at the Pool of Siloam.
(54) The Examination of the Blind Man – A Living Type of the House of Elohíym.
(55) Mashíakh the Good Shepherd.
(56) The Raising of Lazarus from his Sleep in the Tomb.
(57) Concerning Little Children. Forgiveness of Others. Parable of the Fishes.
(58) Divine Love to the Repentant.
(59) Yahshúa Forewarns His Disciples. Glad Tidings to Zacchaeus.
(60) Yahshúa Rebukes Hypocrisy.

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Artist Unknown at Present
(Apparently depicted from the Shroud of Turin)

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.

Chapter 51

Section 6, Chapters 51 thru 60

The Truth Makes Free

1. THEN Yahshúa said to those Judæans that believed on him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
2. They answered him, “We are Abraham’s seed and were never in bondage to any man. How can you say, ‘Ye shall be made free?’” Yahshúa answered them, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abides not in the house forever; But the Son and the Daughter abides evermore.
3. Therefore, if the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham’s seed after the flesh but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.
4. I speak that which I have seen with my Parent and ye do that which ye have seen with your parent.” They answered and said to him, “Aḅraham is our father.” Yahshúa said to them, “If ye were Aḅraham’s children, ye would do the works of Aḅraham.
5. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of ELOHÍYM: Abraham did not do this. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then they said to him, “We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even ĔL.”
6. Yahshúa said to them, “If ELOHÍYM were your Parent, ye would love me for I proceeded forth and came from ELOHÍYM; neither came I of myself, but the All Holy sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.
7. Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him.
8. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own. For he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye do not believe me.
9. As Moshéh raised the Serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son and Daughter of man be raised, that whosoever gazes, believing, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
10. Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I say, the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of ELOHÍYM hears the words of ELOHÍYM: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of ELOHÍYM.”
11. Then answered the Judæans and said to him, “Say we not well that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” Yahshúa answered, “I have not a demon but I honour the All Holy, and ye do dishonor me. And I seek not my own glory but the glory of ELOHÍYM. But there is One who judges.”
12. And certain of the Elders and Scribes from the Miqdásh came to him saying, “Why do your disciples teach men that it is unlawful to eat the flesh of animals though they be offered in sacrifice as ordained by Moshéh.
13. For it is written, ELOHÍYM said to Noah, ‘The fear and the dread of you shall be upon every animal of the field, and every bird of the air, and every fish of the sea, into your hand they are delivered.’
14. And Yahshúa said to them, “Ye hypocrites, well did Yeshayáhw speak of you and your forefathers saying, ‘This people approaches close to Me with their mouths and honors me with their lips but their heart is far from me. For in vain do they worship Me, believing and teaching for divine doctrines, the commandments of men in my name but to satisfy their own lusts.’
15. As also Yirmeyáhw testifies when he says concerning blood offerings and sacrifices, ‘I, YHWH, ELOHÍYM, commanded none of these things in the day that ye came out of Egypt, but only this I commanded you to do righteousness, walk in the ancient paths, do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your ELOHÍYM.’
16. But ye did not hearken to Me’ Who in the beginning gave you all manner of seed and fruit of the trees and seed having been for the food and healing of man and animal.” And they said, “You speak against the Toráh.”
17. And he said, “In truth, against Moshéh I do not speak nor against the Toráh but against those who corrupted his Toráh, which he permitted for the hardness of your hearts.
18. But, behold, a greater one than Moshéh is here!” And they were angry and took up stones to cast at him. And Yahshúa passed through their midst and was hidden from their violence.

Chapter 52

He Declares His Pre-incarnate Existence

1. ANOTHER time Yahshúa said, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, if a man keeps my saying, he shall never see death.” Then the Judæans said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon.
2. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, ‘If a man keep my sayings, he shall never taste of death.’ Are you greater than our father Aḅraham, who is dead? and the Prophets are dead? Whom do you make yourself?”
3. Yahshúa answered, “If I honor myself, my honour is nothing. It is my Father that honors me; Of whom, ye say that he is your ĔL. Yet ye have not known Him; But I know Him, and if I should say, ‘I know him not’, I shall be a liar like as you. But I know the All Holy and am known of the Eternal.
4. Your father Aḅraham rejoiced to see my day; And, he saw it and was glad.” Then the Judæans said to him, “You are not yet forty-five years old, and have you seen Abraham?”
5. Yahshúa said to them, “Truly, Truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am he.”
6. And he said to them, “The All Holy has sent you many prophets but ye rose against those that were contrary to your lusts, reviling some and slaying others.”
7. Then took they up stones to cast at him; But Yahshúa was hidden, and went out of the Miqdásh, through the midst of them, and so again passed unseen by them.
8. Again when his disciples were with him in a place apart, one of them asked him concerning the kingdom, and he said to them:
9. “As it is above so it is below. As it is within, so it is without. As on the right hand, so on the left. As it is before, so it is behind. As with the great, so with the small. As with the male, so with the female. When these things shall be seen then ye shall see the kingdom of ELOHÍYM.
10. For in me there is neither Male nor Female; But both are One in the All Perfect. The woman is not without the man nor is the man without the woman.
11. Wisdom is not without love nor is love without wisdom. The head is not without the heart nor is the heart without the head in the Mashíakh, who atones all things. For ELOHÍYM has made all things by number, by weight, and by measure, corresponding, the one with the other.
12. These things are for those that understand to believe. If they do not understand, they are not for them. For to believe is to understand and not to believe is not to understand.

Chapter 53

Yahshúa Heals the Blind on the Shabbath

1. AND at another time as Yahshúa passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, “Master, who did sin? this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?”
2. Yahshúa answered, “To what purport is it, whether this man sinned, or his parents, so that the works of ELOHÍYM are made manifest in him? I must work the works of my Parent who sent me, while it is day. The night comes when no man can work. While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”
3. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and mingled clay with the spittle and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (this means by interpretation, Sent).” He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
4. Therefore, the neighbors and those who had seen him previously, that he was blind, said, “Is this not  him that sat and begged?” Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” But he said, “I am he.”
5. Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A man that is called Yahshúa made clay and anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash.’ And I went and washed, and I received sight.”
6. Then said they to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know where he is, that made me whole.”
7. Then certain ones of the Sadducees came to him, who deny that there is a resurrection, and they asked him saying, “Master, Moshéh wrote to us, ‘If any man’s brother dies having a wife and leaving no children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother.
8. Now there were six brethren, and the first took a wife and he died childless: And the second took her to wife and he died childless: And the third, even to the sixth, and they died also leaving no children. Last of all, the woman died also.
9. Now in the resurrection, whose of them is she, for the six had her to wife.”
10 And Yahshúa answered them saying, “Whether a woman with six husbands or a man with six wives, the case is the same. For the children of this world marry and are given in marriage.
11. But they, which being worthy, attain to the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage, neither can they die any more, for they are equal to the angels and are the children of ELOHÍYM, being the children of the resurrection.
12. Now that the dead are raised, even Moshéh showed at the bush, when he called YHWH, the ELOHÍYM of Aḅraham, Yitsḥaq and Ya’acoḅ, for he is not the ĔL of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.

Chapter 54

The Examination of Him Who was Born Blind

1. THEN they brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the Shabbath day when Yahshúa made the clay and opened his eyes.
2. Then again, the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed, and do see.”
3. Therefore, some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not of ELOHÍYM because he does not keep the Shabbath day.” Others said, “How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles?” And there was a division among them.
4. They say to the blind man again, “What do you say of him, that he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
5. But the Judæans did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
6. And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind; But, by what means he now sees we do not know; Nor who has opened his eyes. He is of age; ask him, he shall speak for himself.”
7. These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Judæans, for the Judæans had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was the Mashíakh, he should be put out of the Synagogue. Therefore, his parents said, “He is of age? ask him.”
8. Then again they called the man that was blind and said to him, “Give ELOHÍYM the praise. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered and said, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I do not know. One thing I do know, that whereas I was blind, now I see.”
9. Then said they to him again, “What did he to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and ye did not listen. Why do ye desire to hear it again? Will ye also be his disciples?”
10. Then they reviled him, and said, “You are his disciple; But we are disciples of Moshéh. We know that ELOHÍYM spoke to Moshéh. As for this fellow, we know not from where he is.”
11. The man answered and said to them, “Why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he has opened my eyes. Now we know that ELOHÍYM hears not sinners.
12. But if any man is a worshipper of ELOHÍYM, and does His will, him He hears. Since the world began, it was not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of ELOHÍYM, he could do nothing.”
13. They answered and said to him, “You were altogether born in sins and do you teach us?” And they cast him out.
14. Yahshúa heard that they had cast him out, and when he had found him, he said to him, “Do you believe on the Son of ELOHÍYM? He answered and said, “Who is he, Master, that I might believe on him.”
15. And Yahshúa said to him, “You have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you.” And he said, “Master, I believe.” And he bowed to him.
16. And Yahshúa said, “For judgment I am come into this world, that they which do not see might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him, “Are we blind also?”
17. AND Yahshúa, when he came to a certain place where seven palm trees grew, gathered his disciples around him, and to each he gave a number and a name which only he knew who received it. And he said to them, “Stand ye as pillars in the House of ELOHÍYM and show forth the order according to your numbers which ye have received.”
18. And they stood around him, and they made a body four square, and they counted the number, and could not. And they said to him, “Master, we cannot.” And Yahshúa said, “Let him who is greatest among you be even as the least, and the symbol of that which is first be as the symbol of that which is last.”
19. And they did so, and in every way was there equality, and yet each bore a different number and the one side was as the other and the upper was as the lower, and the inner as the outer. And the Master said, “It is enough. Such is the House of the wise Master Builder. Foursquare it is, and perfect. Many are the rooms, but the House is One.
20. Again, consider the Body of man, which is a Miqdásh of the Spirit. For the body is one, united to its head, which with it is one body. And it has many members, yet, all are one body and the one Spirit rules and works in all; so also, in the kingdom.
21. And the head does not say to the bosom, ‘I have no need of you’ nor the right hand to the left, ‘I have no need of you’ nor the left foot to the right, ‘I have no need of you’, neither the eyes to the ears, ‘We have no need of you’, nor the mouth to the nose, ‘I have no need for you’. For ELOHÍYM has set in the one body every member as is fitting.
22. If the whole were the head, where were the breasts? If the whole were the belly, where were the feet? Yea, those members which some affirm are less honourable, upon them has ELOHÍYM bestowed the more honour.
23. And those parts which some call unbecoming, upon those has been bestowed more abundant beauty, that they may care one for the other. So, if one member suffers, all members suffer with it, and if one member is honoured all members rejoice.
24. Now ye are my Body and each one of you is a member in particular, and to each one of you do I give the fitting place, and one Head over all, and one Heart the center of all, that there be no lack nor schism, that so with your bodies, your souls and your spirits ye may glorify the All Parent through the Divine Spirit which works in all and through all.”

Chapter 55

Mashíakh The Good Shepherd; One With the Father

1. AT that time there passed by the way a shepherd leading his flock to the fold. And Yahshúa took up one of the young lambs in his arms and talked to it lovingly and pressed it to his bosom. And he spoke to his disciples, saying:
2. “I am the good shepherd and know my sheep and am known of mine. As the Parent of all knows me, even so know I my sheep, and lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; Those also must I bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
3. I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay my body down and I have power to take it up again.
4. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd feeds his flock, he gathers his lambs in his arms and carries them in his bosom and gently leads those that are with young, yea the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
5. But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and cares not for the sheep.
6. I am the door; By me, all who enter shall be safe and shall go in and out and find pasture. The evil one comes not but for to steal and to kill and destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
7. He that enters in by the door, is the shepherd of the sheep, to whom the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his sheep by name, and leads them out, and he knows the number.
8. And when he puts forth his sheep he goes before them and the sheep follow him, for, they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not the voice of strangers.”
9. This parable Yahshúa spoke to them, but they did not understand what things they were which he spoke to them. Then Yahshúa said to them again, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give to them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
10. My Parent, who gave them to me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Parent’s hand. I and my Parent are one.”
11. Then the Judæans took up stones again to stone him. Yahshúa answered them, “Many good works have I showed you from my Parent, for which of those works do ye stone me?”
12. The Judæans answered him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy, because that you being a man makes yourself equal with ELOHÍYM.” Yahshúa answered them, “Did I say that I was equal to ELOHÍYM? No, but I am one with ELOHÍYM. Is it not written in the Scripture, ‘I said, Ye are Elohíym’?
13. If he called them ‘Elohíym’ to whom the word of ELOHÍYM came, and the Scripture cannot be broken, do ye say of him, whom the Parent of all has sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You do blaspheme’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of ELOHÍYM’ and therefore, ‘One’ with the All Parent?
14. If I do not the works of my Parent, believe me not; But if I do, though ye do not believe me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Spirit of the great Parent is in me, and I in my Parent.”
15. Therefore, they sought again to take him, but he escaped out of their hands and went away again beyond Jordan, into the place where Yoḥanan at first baptized and there he stayed.
16. And many resorted to him, and said, “Yoḥanan, indeed did no miracle, he is the Prophet that should come.” And many believed on him.

Chapter 56

The Raising of Lazarus

1. Now a certain man was sick, named Elazar of Bethany, the town of Mariám and her sister Martha. (It was that Mariám who anointed the Master with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Elazar was sick).
2. Therefore, his sisters sent to him saying, “Master, behold he whom you love is sick!” When Yahshúa heard that, he said, “This sickness is not to death, but that the glory of ELOHÍYM might be manifest in him.” Now Yahshúa loved Mariám and her sister and Elazar.
3. When he heard that he was sick, he stayed two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that, he said to his disciples, “Let us go into Judæa again.”
4. His disciples said to him, “Master, the Judæans recently sought to stone you, and do you go there again?” Yahshúa answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world.
5. But if a man walks in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.” These things said he, and after that he said to them, “Our friend Elazar sleeps, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.”
6. Then his disciples said, “Master, if he sleeps, he shall do well. And a messenger came to him saying, “Elazar is dead.”
7. Now when Yahshúa came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already (Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off). And many of the Judæans came to Martha and Mariám to comfort them concerning their brother.
8. Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Yahshúa was coming, went and met him, but Mariám sat still in the house. Then Martha said to Yahshúa, “Master, if you had been here my brother would not have died. But I know that even now, whatsoever you will ask of ELOHÍYM, ELOHÍYM will give it to you.”
9. Yahshúa said to her, “Your brother sleeps, and he shall rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he shall rise again, at the resurrection at the last day.”
10. Yahshúa said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”
11. She said to him, “Yes, Master. I believe that you are the Mashíakh, the Son of ELOHÍYM, which should come into the world. And when she had so said, she went her way and secretly called Mariám her sister saying, “The Master is come and calls for you.” As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came unto him.
12. Now Yahshúa was not yet come into the town but was in that place where Martha met him. Then the Judæans that were with her in the house and comforted her, when they saw Mariám that she arose up hastily and went out, followed her saying, “She goes to the grave to weep there.”
13. Then, when Mariám was come to where Yahshúa was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Master, if you had been here my brother would not have died.” When Yahshúa therefore saw her weeping and the Judæans that came with her also weeping, he groaned in the spirit and was troubled, and said, “Where have ye laid him?” They said to him, “Master, come and see.” And Yahshúa wept. 14. Then the Judæans said, “Behold, how he loved him!” And some of them said, “Could not this man which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?” Yahshúa therefore groaning again in himself (for he feared that he might be already dead1)Irretrievably dead, being that four days was considered the length of time that the soul can normally linger in its connection to and around the body. See verse 18. ) comes to the grave. It was a cave and a stone lay upon it.
15. Yahshúa said, “Take ye away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him supposed to be dead, said to him, “Master by this time he stinks, for he has been dead four days!” Yahshúa said to her, “Did I not say to you, that if you would believe you should see the glory of ELOHÍYM?” Then they took away the stone from the place where Elazar was laid.
16. And Yahshúa lifted up his eyes and chanting, invoked the great Name, and said, “My Parent, I thank You that You have heard me. And I know that You always hear me, but because of the people which stand by I call upon You that they may believe that You have sent me.” And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, “Elazar come forth.”
17. And he that was as dead came forth bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin.
18. Yahshúa said to them, “Loose him and let him go.” When the thread of life is cut indeed, it comes not again, but when it is whole there is hope. Then many of the Judæans that came to Mariám and had seen the things which Yahshúa did, believed on him.

Chapter 57

Concerning little Children; The Forgiveness of Those Who Trespass; Parable of the Fishes

1. AT the same time the disciples came to Yahshúa, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?” And Yahshúa called a little child to him and set him in the midst of them and said, “Truly I say to you, unless ye be converted and become innocent and teachable as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
2. Therefore, whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.
3. Woe to the world because of offenses! For, it is necessary that offences come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes. Wherefore, if you desire, or your pleasures do offend others, cut them off and cast them from you. It is better for you to enter into life without, rather than having that which will be cast into everlasting fire.
4. Take heed that ye not neglect one of these little ones; For I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the Face of ELOHÍYM. For the Son of man [Bar Enosh] is come to save that which was lost.
5. How do ye think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them is gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go into the mountains and seek that which is gone astray? And if it is that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine which went not astray.
6. Even so, it is not the will of your Parent, Who is in heaven, that one of these little one should perish.”
7. AND there were certain men of doubtful mind, came to Yahshúa, and said to him: “You tell us that our life and being is from ELOHÍYM, but we have never seen ELOHÍYM, nor do we know of any ELOHÍYM. Can you show us whom you call the Father-Mother, one ELOHÍYM? We do not know if there is an ELOHÍYM.”
8. Yahshúa answered them, saying, “Hear ye this parable of the fishes. The fishes of a certain river communed with one another, saying, ‘They tell us that our life and being is from water, but we have never seen water, we know not what water is.’ Then some among them, wiser than the rest, said: ‘We have heard there dwells in the sea a wise and learned Fish, who knows all things. Let us journey to him and ask him to show us what water is.’
9. So several of them set out to find this great and wise Fish and they came at last to the sea wherein the wise Fish dwelt, and they asked of him.
10. And when he heard them, he said to them, ‘O ye foolish fish that consider not! Wise are ye, the few, who seek. In the water ye live, and move, and have your being; from the water ye came, to the water ye return. Ye live in the water, yet ye know it not. In like manner, ye live in ELOHÍYM, and yet ye ask of me, ‘Show us ELOHÍYM.’ ELOHÍYM is in all things, and all things are in ELOHÍYM.
11. AGAIN Yahshúa said to them, “If your brother or sister shall trespass against you, go and declare the fault between you and your brother or sister alone. If they shall hear you, you have gained them. But if they will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
12. And if they shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the Assembly, but if they neglect to hear them, tell it to the Assembly, but if they neglect to hear the Assembly, let them be to you as those that are outside the Assembly. Truly I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall justly bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever ye shall justly loose in earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
13. Again I say to you, That if seven, or even if three of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they ask, it shall be done for them of my Father-Mother Who is in heaven. For where even three are gathered together in my name there I am in the midst of them, and if there be but one, I am in the heart of that one.”
14. THEN came Kepha to him and said, Master, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? till seven times? Yahshúa said to him, “I say not to you, until seven times, but until seventy times seven. For in the Prophets likewise unrighteousness was found, even after they were anointed by the Ruach ha’Qodesh [the Sacred Spiritess].”
15. And he spoke this parable, saying, “There was a certain king who would take account of his servants, and when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
16. The servant therefore, fell down and worshipped him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him his debt.
17. But the same servant went out and found one of his fellow-servants which owed him a hundred dinars, and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe’.
18. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet and besought him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will pay you all’. And he would not but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
19. So, when his fellow-servants saw what he had done, they were deeply sorry and came and told to their master all that was done.
20. Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt because you desired me; should you not also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on you.’ And his master was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.
21. So likewise shall the heavenly Parent judge you, if ye from your hearts do not forgive each one, his brother or sister, their trespasses. Nevertheless, let every man see that he pays that which he owes, for ELOHÍYM loves the just.

Chapter 58

Divine Love to The Repentant

1. Yahshúa said to the disciples and to the multitude around them, Who is the son of ELOHÍYM? Who is the daughter of ELOHÍYM? Even the company of those who turn from all evil and do righteousness, love mercy and walk reverently with their ELOHÍYM. These are the sons and the daughters of man who come up out of Egypt, to whom it is given that they should be called the sons and the daughters of ELOHÍYM.
2. And they are gathered from all tribes and nations and peoples and tongues, and they come from the East and the West and the North and the South, and they dwell on Mount Tzión, and they eat bread and they drink of the fruit of the vine at the table of Tzión, and they see ELOHÍYM face to face.
3. Then drew near to him all the tax collectors and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
4. AND he spoke this parable to them, saying, “What man of you having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
5. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance.
6. Either, what woman, having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece does not light a candle and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece of silver which I had lost’. Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of ELOHÍYM over one sinner that repents.”
7. AND he also spoke this parable: “A certain man had two sons, and the younger of them said to his parents, ‘Give me the portion of goods that falls to me’. And they divided to him their living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a fair country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
8. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land, and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he longed to fill his body with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave to him.
9. And when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father and mother and will say to them: my father and my mother, I have sinned against Heaven and before you, and am no more worthy to be called your son, make me as one of your hired servants.’
10. And he arose and came to his parents. But when he was a great way off, his mother and his father saw him and had compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to them, ‘My father and my mother, I have sinned against Heaven and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.’
11. But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet, and bring here the best ripe fruits, and the bread and the oil and the wine, and let us eat and be merry; for this, my son, was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.
12. Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, “Your brother who was lost is come back, and your father and your mother have prepared the bread and the oil and the wine and the best ripe fruits, because they have received him safe and sound.”
13. And he was angry and would not go in. Therefore, his father came out and implored him. And he, answering, said to his father, ‘Behold, these many years have I served you, neither did I transgress at any time your commandments, and yet you never gave me such a significant feast that I might make merry with my friends.
14. But as soon as this, your son, is come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you prepared for him a feast of the best that you have.’
15. And his father said to him, son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours. It was proper, therefore, that we should be merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead and is alive again and was lost and is found.”

Chapter 59

Yahshúa Forewarns His Disciples; He Finds Zaccheus

1. AND Yahshúa went up into a mountain and there he sat with his disciples and taught them, and he said to them, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
2. Sell that ye have and do that which is good, for those which have not; provide yourselves bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
3. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning, and ye yourselves likened to men that wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.
4. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, shall find watching; Truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself and make them to sit down at his table, and will come forth and serve them.
5. And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed rare those servants.
6. And this know, that the guardian of the house not knowing what hour the thief would come, would have watched and not have suffered his house to have been broken through. Be ye therefore ready also, for the Son of man comes at an hour when ye do not expect.
7. Then Kepha said unto him, “Master, do you speak this parable to us, or even to all?” And the Master said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master shall make ruler over his household, to give them who serve their portion in due season?
8. Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, shall find so doing. Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has.
9. But and if that servant say in his heart, ‘My master delays his coming and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and to be drunken, the master of that servant will come in a day when he looked not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware and will appoint him his portion with the unfaithful.
10. And that servant which knew his master’s will and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall they require the less.
11. For they who know the Elohúth and have found in the way of Life the mysteries of light and then have fallen into sin, shall be punished with greater chastisements than they who have not known the way of Life.
12. Such shall return when their cycle is completed and to those will be given space to consider, and amend their lives, and learning the mysteries, enter into the kingdom of light.
13. AND Yahshúa entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the collectors of tribute, and he was rich.
14. And he sought to see Yahshúa and who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before and climbed up into a Sycamore tree to see him since he was to pass-by that way.
15. And when Yahshúa came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at your house.” And he made haste and came down and received him joyfully.
16. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying that he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
17. And Zachaeus stood, and said to the Master, “Behold, Master, the half of my goods I give to the poor; And, if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.”
18. And Yahshúa said to him, “This day is salvation come to your house, forasmuch as you are a just man, you also are a son of Aḅraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which ye deem to be lost.”

Chapter 60

Yahshúa Rebuked Hypocrisy

1. THEN, Yahshúa spoke to the crowd, and to his disciples, saying, “The Scribes and the Pharisees sat down upon in the Seat of Moshéh. All, then from Mosheh, as much as they2)Given the Y’Shua’s words elsewhere concerning them, this directive is odd. It is to be noted, that there are manuscripts that read “he” (speaking of Mosheh) rather than “they” (the Scribes and Pharisees). should say to you to guard, that guard and practice. But ye, do not practice according to their hypocritical works, for they talk Moshéh and do not practice Moshéh. Yes, they bind heavy burdens and matters grievous to be borne and lay them on men’s shoulders; But, they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
2. Moreover, all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments, and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’.
3. But ye, do not desire to be called Rabbi: for one is your Rabbi, even Mashíakh; and all ye are brethren. And call not any one father on earth, for on earth are fathers in the flesh only; but in Heaven there is One Who is your Father and your Mother, Who has the Spirit of truth, Whom the world cannot receive.
4. Neither desire ye to be called masters, for one is your Master, even Mashíakh. But they that are greatest among you shall be your servants/ministers. And whosoever shall exalt themselves shall be abased; and they that are humble in themselves shall be exalted.
5. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of Heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves neither permit ye them that are entering, to go in. 6. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayer; Therefore, ye shall receive the greater judgment.
7. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
8. Woe to you, ye blind guides, who say, ‘Whosoever shall swear by the Miqdásh, it is nothing, but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, he is a debtor!’ Ye fools and blind; for which is greater, the gold, or the Miqdásh that sanctifies the gold?
9. And, ‘Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.’ Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar, that sanctifies the gift?
10. Whosoever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon. And whosoever shall swear by the Miqdásh, swears by it, and by Him that dwells therein. And he that shall swear by Heaven swears by the Throne of ELOHÍYM, and by the Holy One that sits thereon.
11. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and dill and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the Toráh, judgment, compassion, and faithfulness: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides! for ye strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.
12. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, then the outside of them that they may be clean also.
13. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are likened to whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of the bones of the dead and of all uncleanness. Even so, ye also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and make believe.
14. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’
15. Wherefore, ye are witness to yourselves that ye do as the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
16. Wherefore said holy Wisdom, ‘Behold I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues and persecute them from city to city. And upon you shall come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zakharyáh son of Barakhyáh, who was slain between the Miqdásh and the Altar. Truly I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation.” 17. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kills the prophets, and stones them which are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 18. Behold, now your house is left to you desolate. For I say to you, ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, Blessed are they who come in the Name of the Righteous One.’

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1 Irretrievably dead, being that four days was considered the length of time that the soul can normally linger in its connection to and around the body. See verse 18.
2 Given the Y’Shua’s words elsewhere concerning them, this directive is odd. It is to be noted, that there are manuscripts that read “he” (speaking of Mosheh) rather than “they” (the Scribes and Pharisees).