Matthew

THE AUTHORISED LAY BIBLE
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The Gospel According To Matthew

Mathew 1 – The Authorised Lay Bible

  1. The sacred book of the lineage of Yesous Christ , [the] son of David, [the] son of Abraham.
  2. Abraham gave birth to Isaac, Isaac gave birth to Yacob, and Yacob gave birth to Yudah and also, other brothers of his.
  3. And Yudah gave birth to Pharez, and also to Zara by her [whose name was] Thamar. And Pharez gave birth to Esrom . And Esrom gave birth to Aram;
  4. And Aram gave birth to Aminadab. And Aminadab gave birth to Naasson. And Naasson gave birth to Salmon.
  5. And Salmon gave birth to Booz by her [whose name was] Rahab. Booz gave birth to Obed by her [whose name was] Ruth. Obed gave birth to Jesse.
  6. Also, Jesse gave birth to David the king. David the king gave birth to Solomon by her [who formerly was the wife] of Urias;
  7. Also, Solomon gave birth to Reboam . And Reboam gave birth to Abia. And Abia gave birth to Asa.
  8. And Asa gave birth to Yosaphat . And Yosaphat gave birth to Yoram. And Yoram gave birth to Ozias.
  9. And Ozias gave birth to Yoatham. And Yoatham gave birth to Akhaz. And Akhaz gave birth to Ezekias.
  10. And Ezekias gave birth to Manasseh. And Manasseh gave birth to Amon. And Amon gave birth to Yosiah and his other brothers, until the time of the expatriation to Babylon.
  11. And Yosiah gave birth to Yeconias and his other brothers, until the time of the expatriation to Babylon.
  12. And after the expatriation to Babylon, Yeconiah gave birth to Salatiel. And Salatiel gave birth to Zorobabel.
  13. And Zorobabel gave birth to Abuid. And Abuid gave birth to Eliakim. And Eliakim gave birth to Azor;
  14. And Azor gave birth to Sadoc . And Sadoc gave birth to Achim. And Achim gave birth to Eliud.
  15. And Eliud gave birth to Eleazer. And Eleazer gave birth to Matthan. And Matthan gave birth to Yacob.
  16. And Yacob gave birth to Yoseph the husband of Mariam by whom was born Yesous, who is called by the name “Christ.”
  17. Accordingly, all the generations between Abraham until David [are] fourteen generations. Also between David until the expatriation to Babylon [are] fourteen generations. Also between the expatriation to Babylon until Christ [are] fourteen generations.
  18. Moreover, the birth of Yesous Christ was in this manner: For his mother Mariam , was promised in marriage to Yoseph. Before either of them cohabited, she was found to be pregnant with [a child] of the Most Holy Spirit.
  19. And Yoseph her husband, being a devotee and not inclined to expose her to public ridicule, was disposed to put her away and repudiate her thereafter secretly.
  20. However, while he pondered on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying “Yoseph, son of David, fear not, to take to yourself Mariam as your wife: for that conceived in her is by the Most Holy Spirit.
  21. And she shall give birth to a son, and you shall call his name Yesous: for he shall save his people from their sins
  22. Now, all this happened in order that it might be fulfilled that which was declared by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
  23. See, a virgin shall be pregnant and shall birth a son, and ye shall call his name Emmanuel; which is interpreted as “ God with us”.
  24. And Yoseph awoke from sleep, did as the angel [of the] Lord enjoined him, and took to himself his wife.
  25. And had no [sexual] knowledge of her until the time she gave delivery to her firstborn son: and he called his name Yesous.

Started translation 00:15 am December 31, 2016, Completed 22:06 pm 01 January,2016

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Matthew 2 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And Yesous, having been born in Bethlehem, that is [of] Youdaia, in [the] days of Herod the king, behold, seers from the east arrived at Yerusalem.
  2. Saying, somewhere around here, is born, the king of the Jews , for we have seen his star in the east, and so we have come to [kiss his hands, fall upon the knees and touch the ground in reverence and] worship him.
  3. On hearing [this], Herod the king was distraught, [and] indeed all Yerusalem with him.
  4. And gathering together all the chiefs of the priests and officers of the people, [he] enquired from them where the Christ [the Messiah] would be born.
  5. And they said to him, “In Bethlehem, that is Youdaia, for in this manner, wrote the prophets.
  6. “And you Bethlehem, land of Yioudah, you are by no means the least in the leaders of Yioudah: for out of you shall come forth a ruler, who shall shepherd my people Israel.”
  7. At that time, Herod having called the seers, privately, ascertained exactly from them the time the star appeared.
  8. And he sent them towards Bethlehem; saying, “Go, and thoroughly search accurately about [for] the young child; and after ye have found [him], bring me word again, that I also may come and [kiss his hand, fall upon my knees and touch the ground in reverence and] worship [to] him.
  9. And they having heard the king, departed. And behold, the star which they saw [previously] in the east [country], led them forward, until it came and stood over [the place where] the child was.
  10. On seeing the star, they cheered exceedingly with great joy.
  11. And going into the house, they saw the young child with Mariam his mother, and falling prostrate, they did obeisance to him. And opening their treasuries, offered to him gifts: gold, and frankincense and also myrrh.
  12. And having been warned by God through a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew to their own country by another way.
  13. However, when they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared by dream to Yoseph, saying, “Awake, take with yourself, the young child and his mother and flee [to safety] into Egypt! And wait there until I command you by speech, for Herod is about to seek the young one to kill him.”
  14. He awoke from sleep, took with himself the child and his mother that night, and withdrew to Egypt.
  15. And was there until the death of Herod: so that it will be fulfilled the utterance by the Lord through the prophet saying, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
  16. At that time, Herod, seeing that he had been played by the seers, was wroth exceedingly. And ordered the slaying of all the children, those in Bethlehem, and in all the territories bordering it, those from two years and below, according to the time which he exacted from the Seers.
  17. Then was fulfilled that spoken by Yeremiah the prophet, saying,
  18. A voice in Ramah was heard, wailings and weeping and much lamentation, Rachel mourning [sobbing aloud] for her children, and would not be consoled because they exist no more.
  19. But Herod having died, behold, an angel [of the] Lord in a dream appeared to Yoseph in Egypt,
  20. Saying “Awake, take with yourself the infant and his mother also, and go into the land of Israel! For the ones seeking the life of the child have died.”
  21. And waking up, he took to himself the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
  22. But on hearing that Archelaus governed over Youdaia in the place of Herod his father, he feared to go in there. However, having been warned by God, he turned aside towards the parts of Galilee.
  23. And coming thereto, resided in a city called Nazareth; that it be fulfilled the word spoken through, the prophet, saying, “for he shall be called a Nazarene”.

Started translation 22:10pm 1st January, 2016. Completed 02:17am January 3, 2016.

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Matthew 3 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Moreover, in those days, Yohanne the Baptiser, appeared , preaching publicly in the wilderness of Yudea .
  2. And was saying, “Repent, for indeed the kingdom of heaven is approaching.
  3. For this is the one spoken of, by Yeshayah the Prophet, saying, “A voice crying aloud in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make ye straight, those paths of his.”
  4. Moreover, Yohannes [John] himself, had his garment from the hairs of camel, and his belt round about his loins [was] made of hide skin. And his food were locusts and honey from the wild fields.
  5. At that time, Yerusalem came out to him, and even all of Yudaea, and all those from regions round about the [River] Yordan.
  6. And they were dipped [baptised] in the Yarden [River] by him, confessing their sins.
  7. And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming forth before him to be baptised, he said to them, “You generation of vipers, who showed you clearly the necessity to run to escape from the wrath that is about to come?
  8. “Produce ye therefore, fruits worthy of those who have repented.
  9. And do not suppose to say within yourselves, we have a father, even Abraham, for I say to you, that God is able to raise up, out of these stones, children to Abraham.
  10. Now already, indeed the axe lie at the root of the trees, therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruits, is cut down and thrown into fire.
  11. I indeed dip [baptise] you in water to repentance, but he who is coming after me, is mightier than I, of whose sandals, I am not fit to carry. He shall dip [baptise] you in the Holy Spirit and fire.
  12. Wherefore, his winnowing fan is in his grasp, he shall clean thoroughly the ground of his threshing, and gather together his grain into the granary , but the chaff he shall burn up completely with unquenchable fire.
  13. At that same time, Yesous [Jesus] arrived from Galilee to the Yordan and came near with the intention towards Yohannes to be baptised [by dipping] by him.
  14. And Yohannes utterly forbade him, saying “I necessarily should be baptised by you, yet you come to me.
  15. And responding to him, Yesous [Jesus] said to him, forbade me not anymore. Allow it be so at this moment. For in this manner it is fitting to render fully all the conditions of righteousness. He then yielded to him.
  16. And having been dipped [baptised], Yesous [Jesus] ascended up from the water. And behold, the heavens opened up to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending as it were a done, and came forth upon [and followed] him.
  17. Also, behold, a voice out from the heavens said, “This is that Son of mine, the one beloved, who I willingly chose .”

Started translation 12:25 pm 30th January, 2016. Completed 23:18 pm 30th January, 2016.

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Matthew 4 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Then, Yesous was led up into the desert place by the Spirit, to be tempted by the devil.
  2. And he fasted forty days and also, forty nights. Afterwards he became hungry.
  3. And drawing near to him, the tempter said, “If you are the Son of God indeed, command that these stones become loaves of bread.
  4. And he answered him saying, “It is written, it is not by bread that a man should live. A man shall live by every rhema [divine utterance and revelation] which has gone forth out of the mouth of God.
  5. the devil took him himself towards the Holy City, and stood him upon the top of the wings of the Holy temple.
  6. And he said to him, if you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written that, the angels has he ordered concerning you, indeed by their hands shall they lift you up. Lest you strike your foot against the stone.
  7. Yesous said to him, “Again to is written, “You shall not test the Lord your God.
  8. Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain and showed to him all the kingdoms of the world, even their glory.
  9. But he said to him, these, the whole of them will I give to you, if you prostrate yourself and worship me.
  10. At that time, Yesous [Jesus] said to him, “Go away from behind me Satan, for it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and he only shall you serve.”
  11. Then the devil departed from him, and behold, angels came and served him.
  12. Moreover, Yesous [Jesus] hearing that Yohanan [John] had been delivered up to be judged, withdrew into Galilayah.
  13. And departing from Nazareth , he arrived and settled in Capernaum, beside the sea, by the boundaries of Zebulum and Nephthaleime .
  14. So that it be fulfilled, the utterance by Yeshayah [Isaiah] the prophet, saying,
  15. Land of Zebulum and land of Nephthaleime by the way of the sea, on the other side of Yordan, Galilayah of the Gentiles.
  16. The people that sat in darkness, see a great light, and also those dwelling in the surrounding regions, even in the shadow of death, over them light has risen.
  17. From that moment, Yesous began to proclaim openly and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
  18. And walking by the sea of Galilayah, Yesous saw two brothers, Simon the one he named [Peter], and Andreas [Andrew] his brother, casting a fishing net into the sea, because they were fishermen.
  19. And he said to them, “Come here now, follow after me and I will make you fishers of men.
  20. And they forthwith, leaving behind their nets, followed after him [becoming his disciples].
  21. And walking forward from that place, he saw another two brothers, Yacob [James] of Zebedae and Yochanan [John] his brother, in the boat with Zebedaeus their father, mending their fishing nets, and called out aloud to them.
  22. They also, forthwith left the boat and their father, and followed him [became his disciples].
  23. And they went about the whole of Galilayah, Yesous teaching in their synagogues and proclaimed openly the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness among the people gathered there.
  24. There went forth the news [report] about him throughout the whole of Syria. And they brought to him all those who were sick having various diseases, and those afflicted by torments, even those under demonic powers, and lunatics, and paralytics, and he healed them all.
  25. Therefore, there followed him a great multitude out of Galilayah and from Dekapolis [district of ten cities] , and from Yerusalem, and from Yudaea, and from the other side of Yordan.

Started translation 23:20 pm 30th January, 2016. Completed 17:34 pm 21st February, 2016.
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Matthew 5 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. But when he saw the multitudes, he ascended up into the mountain. And he sat down, [and] they came to him, those who were disciples of his.
  2. And opening his mouth, he taught them saying,
  3. “Blessed are those that are poor of spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
  4. Blessed are those that mourn, because they shall be comforted.
  5. Blessed are those who are meek, because they shall inherit the earth.
  6. Blessed are those who hunger and those who thirst for righteousness, because they shall be satisfied.
  7. Blessed are those who are merciful, because they shall obtain mercy.
  8. Blessed are those who are pure in heart, because they shall see God.
  9. Blessed are those who are peacemakers, because they shall be called sons of God.
  10. Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens.
  11. Blessed are ye when you are reproached and persecuted, and they say every evil word [of rhema] against you falsely, because of me.
  12. Rejoice ye and be exceedingly joyful, because for it your reward is great in the heavens. For in such manner persecuted they those prophets that were before you.
  13. Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt is tasteless, in what shall it be a seasoning. For it is useless, its strength is no more, except to be thrown out, and trodden underfoot by men.
  14. Ye are the light of the world. You cannot hide a city that is set above a mountain.
  15. Nor do ye lit a lamp, and place it under the measuring bowl, but upon the lampstand, so that it beams over all that are in the house.
  16. In this manner let your light shine before men, so that they shall see those good works of yours, and give glory to your Father, the one who is in the heavens.
  17. Think ye not that I came to undo the law or the prophets. I came not to destroy, but to complete it.
  18. This is true . For I say to you, until the heavens and the earth pass away, one letter, or a punctuation mark shall not at all pass from the law, until all be fulfilled.
  19. He whosoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men to act likewise, he shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens. But he whosoever does and also teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.
  20. For I say to you that except your righteousness exceed much more than those of the [religious] scholars and Pharisees, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
  21. Ye have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “Murder ye not,” And “he who murders, he shall be guilty in judgement.”
  22. But I say to you, that anyone who is angry with his brother without a just cause is worthy of punishment in judgement. And he whosoever, who says to his brother “You are worthless,” he shall be guilty before the Sanhedrion. And he who says to his brother, “You fool,” shall be condemned to the fire of hell.
  23. If therefore ye bring your offering to the altar, and there also, ye remember that any brother of yours has something against you,
  24. Leave ye your offering there before the altar, and withdraw yourself, first reconcile with your brother, and thereafter come and give your offering.
  25. Be quick to reconcile with your opponent before the law while ye are on the way [to the court] with him, before your opponent deliver you to his subordinate, and ye be cast into the prison.
  26. Truly, I say to you, ye cannot come out of that place until ye have paid up to the last farthing.
  27. Ye have heard that it was said in ancient times, “Ye shall not commit adultery.”
  28. But I say to you that anyone who on seeing a woman, lustfully covets her, has already committed sexual immorality with her in that heart of his.
  29. Moreover, if your right eye is a stumbling block to you, pluck it out and throw it out from you. For it is better for you, that one of those members of yours be destroyed, and not your entire body thrown into hell.
  30. And if your right hand is a snare to you, cut it off and cast it away from you. For it is better for you that one of those members of yours be destroyed, and not the whole of your body to be thrown into hell.
  31. Moreover, it is said that he whosoever puts away his wife, should give to her a [writing of] divorcement.
  32. But I say to you that he who divorces his wife, except for the matter of adultery is making her to commit adultery. And he who marries her who is so divorced commits adultery.
  33. Again, ye have heard that it was said to those in ancient times, “Swear ye not. Rather, give ye to the Lord your oaths.”
  34. But , I say to you, swear ye not at all, neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God.
  35. Nor by the earth, because it is the footstool for his feet. Neither [swear ye] towards Yerusalem, because it is the city of the Great King.
  36. Nor by your head swear ye, because ye have no power to make one hair white or black.
  37. However, let your word be, Yes, Yes; No, No. For anything more than these is from he who is the devil.
  38. Ye [have] heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.”
  39. But I say to you, do not avenge any evil. Rather to him who slaps you on the right cheek, turn ye to him also the other.
  40. And he who wishes to sue you, and to take your innerwear, give to him also your outerwear.
  41. And he who compels you to go a mile, go with him two.
  42. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wishes to borrow from you, turn not away.
  43. Ye have heard that it was said, “Love ye your neighbour, and hate ye your enemy.”
  44. But I say to you, love those who are your enemies, speak ye well about those that curse you. Do good to those that hate you, and pray ye on behalf of those who falsely accuse you and persecute you.
  45. That is how sons of your Father, the one in the heavens, should be, because he allows the sun to rise over those that are evil, and those that are good, and [sends] rain over those that are righteous and those that are unrighteous.
  46. For if ye love only those who love you, what reward have you? None at all. For indeed, those who are tax collectors do the same.
  47. And if you greet only those who are your brethren, what do ye more [than they]? Nothing at all. For indeed those who are tax collectors do the same.
  48. Be ye therefore perfect, just as he who is your Father, the one who is in the heavens, is perfect.

Started translation 11:18 am 23rd July, 2017. Completed 18:23 pm 27th July, 2017.
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Matthew 6 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Be ye wary that ye do not your acts of mercy before men, in order to be seen by them. But if ye do not this, ye have no reward from he who is your Father in the heavens.
  2. Whenever ye do your acts of mercy, sound ye not a trumpet in front of you, just as those hypocrites do in those synagogues and in those streets of theirs, in order to be celebrated before men. Truly I say to you, they shall have their due reward.
  3. But when ye do acts of mercy, let it not be known by your left hand, what your right hand is doing.
  4. So that your kindness may be done in secret. And he who is your Father who sees in the secret, shall himself repay you in the open.
  5. And when ye pray, be not as those hypocrites that love to do so in their synagogues, and in those corners of the streets, they stand to pray, that they may be seen by men. Amen. Truly I say to you that they [shall] have their reward.
  6. But [as for] you, when ye pray, go into your inner room, and shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. And he who is your Father, the one who sees in the secret, shall reward you in the open.
  7. Moreover, when ye pray, babble ye not, as those of other nations [do]. For they think that by their much speaking they would be heard.
  8. Be not therefore like them. For your Father knows that ye have need, before you ask it of him.
  9. In this manner therefore, pray ye. “Our Father, who is in the heavens, holy is your name.
  10. Let your kingdom come, your will be done, also upon the earth, as in heaven.
  11. The bread that we need to satisfy us tomorrow, give us this very day.
  12. And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
  13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil [one]. Because yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever . Amen.
  14. For if ye forgive other men their trespasses, ye yourself also shall be forgiven by your Father the one who is in heaven.
  15. For if ye forgive not those men that have offended you their trespasses, neither shall your heavenly Father forgive you those trespasses of yours.
  16. And when ye fast, be ye not as those hypocrites, of a sad countenance , for they alter their faces so that they appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say unto you that they have their due reward.
  17. But when ye fast, anoint [oil] ye your head and wash ye your face.
  18. So that ye appear not to men to be fasting, but to him who is your Father who is in the secret. And he who is the Father, the one who sees in the secret, he shall reward you in the open.
  19. Heap ye not for yourself treasures on the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves dig through and steal.
  20. Rather, store up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves cannot dig through nor steal.
  21. For where your treasure is, there also your heart shall be.
  22. The lighter of the body is the eye. If therefore the eye is sound [and focused], your whole body shall be radiating light.
  23. But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, that darkness is great.
  24. No one can satisfactorily serve two masters. For either he hates one, and he loves the other, or he holds to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon .
  25. Because of this I say to you, be ye not anxious about your soul, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, or about your body, what ye shall put on. Be not at all. For your soul is of more value than food and the body [more] than clothing.
  26. Look at those birds of heaven that sow not, nor reap, they gather not into a storehouse, yet your Father who is in heaven, feeds them. Are ye not of more value than they?
  27. But which of you can by anxiety add one pechus to the age of his life?
  28. And why are ye anxious about clothing? Understand ye that those flowers of the fields, how they grow, they sow not, nor spin.
  29. Yet I say to you that Solomon in all his glory was not enrobed like one of these.
  30. But if the grass of the field which today is [in existence] and tomorrow is thrown into the firepot , the same which God in such a manner so enrobed, shall he not much more [enrobe] you, O ye of little faith?
  31. Therefore, be ye not anxious, saying, what shall we eat, or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear?
  32. For all these things those of other nations clamour for. For he knows, he who is your Father in heaven, that ye have need of these things.
  33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall he add to you.
  34. Be ye not therefore anxious about tomorrow. For the morrow shall be anxious of those things for itself. Sufficient for each day are the troubles thereof.

Started translation 18:37 pm 27th July, 2017. Completed 21:41 pm 28th July, 2017.
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Matthew 7 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Judge ye not, so that ye are not judged.
  2. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged. And with what measure ye measure, it shall be measured back against you.
  3. Now, why gaze ye at the splint that is in the eye of your brother, but the beam in your own eye, ye perceive not.
  4. Or how is it [that] ye say to your brother, “Allow me to remove the splint from your eye.” And see, the beam is in your own eye.
  5. Ye hypocrites, remove ye the beam out from your eye, even then shall ye see through clearly to remove the beam from the eye of your brother.
  6. Give ye not things that are holy to dogs, neither throw ye those pearls of yours before those [that are] pigs. Otherwise, they shall trample them with those feet of theirs, and they shall turn and break you to pieces.
  7. Ask ye, and it shall be given to you. Seek ye, and ye shall find. Knock ye, and it shall open to you.
  8. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall open.
  9. Or who is there among you, a man, who if his son asks for a loaf, [that] shall not? Shall he give him a stone?
  10. And if for a fish he asks, shall he not [give him]. Shall he give to him a serpent?
  11. If therefore, ye, who are evil, know [how] to give good gifts to those sons of yours, how much more shall our Father who is in the heavens, give good things to those who ask him.
  12. Therefore, all things whatsoever that ye would wish that men do to you, likewise also do ye to them. For this is the law and the prophets.
  13. Enter ye through this narrow gate. Because wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who enter in through them.
  14. Because narrow is the gate, and full of persecution is the way that leads to the divine life, and few there are who find it.
  15. But be ye wary of those false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are plundering wolves.
  16. By their fruits ye shall recognise them. “Do ye ever gather,” as it is said, “grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?”
  17. Even so every good tree yields good fruits. But the corrupt tree yields evil fruits.
  18. It is not possible for a good tree to bring forth evil fruits, neither can a rotten tree yield good fruits.
  19. Every tree that bears not good fruits shall be cut down, and thrown into fire.
  20. Wherefore, from their fruits shall ye recognise them.
  21. Not everyone who says to me, “My Lord, my Lord” shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of my Father, the one in the heavens.
  22. Many shall say to me in that day, “My Lord, my Lord, was it not in your name we prophesied, and in your name we casted out demons, and in your name wrought many works of power?
  23. And then I shall profess to them, that “I never knew you. Depart ye from me, ye workers of lawlessness.”
  24. Everyone therefore, who hears these words of mine, and does them, I shall liken him to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock.
  25. And the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew violently, and beat upon the house, and it fell not. For it was founded upon a rock.
  26. And everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.
  27. And rain came down and the floods came, and the winds blew violently, and surged against that house of his, and it fell. And the falling of it was great.
  28. And it came to be, when Yesous had finished speaking these words [to them], the multitude were amazed at his teachings.
  29. For he was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the [religious] scholars.

Started translation 21:44 pm 28th July, 2017. Completed 03:16 am 29th July, 2017.
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Matthew 8 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Moreover, when he came down from the mountain, great multitudes [of people] followed him.
  2. And see ye, a leper came [fell upon his knees, his face to the ground in reverence] and worshipped him.
  3. And stretching out his hand, Yesous touched him, saying, “I will, be ye cleansed.” And immediately he was cleansed from his leprosy.
  4. And Yesous said to him, “Gaze at me. See that you tell no one. Nevertheless, go, show yourself to the priest, and present the offering which Moses specified , as a witness to them.
  5. And when Yesous came to Capernaum, a Military Commandant over a hundred captains came to him, imploring him.
  6. For he said, “My Lord, my child is stricken down with paralysis. He is grievously tormented.
  7. And Yesous said to him, “I am coming, and I will heal him.”
  8. But responding to him, the one who was Military Commandant over a hundred captains made known his mind to him, saying, “My Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. Rather only speak ye the word, and my child shall be cured.
  9. “For I am also a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, “Go ye” and he goes. And also, to another “Come ye” and he comes. And to those servants of mine, “Do this,” and he does it.
  10. But on hearing this, Yesous marveled, and he said to those who followed him. “Truly, I say to you, nowhere in Israel have I seen so great a faith.”
  11. “But I say to you that many from the east and west shall come, and they shall relax with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens.
  12. However, those who are sons of the kingdom, they shall be thrust out into the darkness of the outermost. There shall be in that place, those weeping and those gnashing their teeth.
  13. And Yesous said to the commandant over a hundred captains, “Go, and as you have believed, let it be so to you.” And he healed his child in that very moment.”
  14. And when Yesous came into the house of Petros [Peter], he saw [Peter’s] wife’s mother laid down and sick with fever.
  15. And he touched her [by] the hand, and the fever left her. And she arose, and served them.
  16. But when evening came, they brought to him many who were demon-possessed, and he cast out those spirits with his word, and all those who were sick, he healed.
  17. That it might be fulfilled, the utterance through Yesaiah the prophet, saying, “He himself took our weaknesses, and bore our sicknesses.”
  18. And when Yesous saw [the] great multitudes around him, he gave command to depart to the other side.
  19. And one [religious] scholar came and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever ye go.”
  20. And Yesous said to him, “The foxes they have holes, and those birds of heaven, they have their habitation in nests. But the Son of Man has no where to rest his head.”
  21. And another of those disciplines of his said to him, “My Lord, permit me to depart first, and bury my father.”
  22. But Yesous said to him, “Follow me, and leave those who are dead, to bury those who dead themselves.”
  23. And he stepped into the boat, those who were his disciples following him.
  24. And see, a great storm came up in the sea, so much so that the ship was covered under the waves. But he was asleep.
  25. And they came to him, those who were his disciples, and they said, “Lord, save us, we are destroyed.”
  26. And he said to them, “Why are ye fearful, ye of little faith?” Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm.
  27. And those men marveled, they said, “Where from is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?
  28. And [when] he came to the other side, into the territory of the Gergesenes, two demon-possessed met him, they cried out from the tombs, exceedingly dangerous, insomuch that no one was strong enough to pass through that way of his.
  29. And see, they screamed out saying, “What is there between us and you, Yesous, Son of God? Come ye here to torment us before the appointed time?”
  30. Moreover, there was a long way off from them a herd of pigs grazing .
  31. And the demons entreated him , saying, “If you [must] cast us out, permit us to go into the herd of pigs.”
  32. And he said to them, “Go ye under.” And they came out and went into the herd of swine. And see, they plunged, the whole of the herd of pigs, down the steep into the sea, and they died on the waters.
  33. And those [herdsman] who fed them fled, and they went into the city, reporting everything, and also about those that were possessed by demons.
  34. And see, all the city came out to the meeting s of Yesous. And they saw him, they besought him to walk away from their borders.

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Matthew 9 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And stepping into the ship, he crossed over and he came into his own city.
  2. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic laid upon a bed. And Yesous seeing their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take courage son, you are forgiven those sins of yours.”
  3. And behold, some of the scholars said among themselves, “This one blasphemes.”
  4. And Yesous, perceiving their thoughts, he said, “Why ponder ye evil within those hearts of yours?
    5.”For which is easier? To say, ‘You are forgiven your sins, or to say, ‘Arise and walk about?”
  5. But in order that ye may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins.” Then he said to the paralytic, “Arise ye, lift up your bed, and go to your house.”
  6. And he arose and went to his own house.
  7. But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified the only God, the one who gave such authority to men.
  8. And as Yesous passed from that place, he saw a man called Matthaiyos sitting down collecting tax payments, and he said to him, “Follow me,” and he rose and followed him.
  9. And it became, that as he dined in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came to him also, and dined with Yesous and those disciples of his.
  10. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with those tax collectors and sinners?”
  11. But Yesous heard it. He said to them, “Those who are sound have no need for a physician, but those who are sick, have.
  12. But when ye are gone, learn what this is, ‘Mercy I desire, and not sacrifice. For I come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’”
  13. At that time, they came to him, those who were disciples of Yohannan, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but those [who are] disciples of yours fast not?”
  14. And Yesous said to them, “They are not able to mourn, those who sons of the bridegroom, while the bridegroom is with them. But the day is approaching when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and thereafter shall they fast.”
  15. Moreover, no one puts a rag cloth, over a garment that is old. For it tears off from that garment which is full, and the tear becomes worse.
  16. Neither do they pour fresh wine into worn wineskins. But if they are not, they burst the wineskins, and the wine spills and the wineskin is destroyed . But they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.
  17. While he spoke these things to them, behold a certain ruler came to him and bowed down [worshipping] him.
  18. And Yesous arose and followed him, [and] his disciples also.
  19. And behold, a woman having excess bleeding [of blood] for twelve years, came from behind, [and] touched the hem of his dress.
  20. For she said in herself, “If I [but] touch only his garment, I shall become saved.
  21. But Yesous turned and saw her, he said, “Be ye courageous, daughter, your faith has saved you. And the woman was saved that very moment from her [disease].
  22. And when Yesous came into the house of the ruler , and he saw those who were playing flutes and the tumultuous crowd,
  23. He said to them, make way, for the girl is not dead, but asleep.” And they laughed [in derision] at him.
  24. But when they had driven out the crowd, he went in and held her by her hand. And the girl rose up.
  25. And there went forth the fame of this [and of him] into the whole of that land.
  26. And as Yesous moved on from there, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, “Have mercy on us O Son of David!”
  27. However, when he came into the house, the blind men came to him, and Yesous said to them, “Believe ye that I have power to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”
  28. Thereupon, he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith, let it be to you.”
  29. And their eyes [were] opened. And Yesous sternly charged them, saying, “See ye [to it] that no one knows of this.
  30. Nevertheless, they went forth spreading his fame throughout the whole of that land.
  31. Moreover, as they went forth, behold they brought to him a man made mute, by a demon that possessed him
  32. And when the demon was cast out [of him], the mute spoke. And the multitude marveled saying, “Where in the past, have we seen such manifestation of light in Israel.
  33. But the Pharisees [however] were saying, “By the leader of demons cast he out those demons.”
  34. And Yesous went round all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every infirmity in the populace.
  35. However, [on] seeing the multitudes, he was moved from his bowels [with compassion] for them, because they were exhausted and lay about [on the ground] haggard as though they were sheep[fold] having no shepherd.
  36. Then said he to those [who were] disciples of his, “The harvest indeed is much, but those who are workmen are few.
  37. “Pray ye therefore, [to] the Lord of the harvest that he send forth workmen into his harvest.”

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Started translation 20:37 pm 7th August, 2017. Completed 19:23 pm, 12th August, 2017.
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Matthew 10 – Authorised Lay Bible

  1. And calling to himself, those twelve disciples of his, he gave them authority over [and against] unclean spirits, even to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
  2. But those twelve disciples that he named are these. The first, Simon, the one [who] he called Petros, and Andreas his brother too; Yacobus, one of the sons of Zebedaeu, and Yohannes his brother too;
  3. Phillipos, and Batholomaeus; Thomas and Matthaiyos the tax collector, Yacobus the only [son] of Alphayos, and Labbayos the one surnamed Thaddayos,
  4. Simon the Kenanite, and Yiodas Iskariotes who later betrayed him.
  5. These were those twelve [who] Yesous sent forth as his apostles, [and] he commanded them saying, “Into the way of foreigners, go ye not; and into the cities of the Samaritans go ye not.
  6. But go ye rather to those sheep that are perishing [of the] household of Israel.
  7. And when ye go to them, proclaim ye, saying, that “The kingdom of the heavens is approaching.”
  8. Those that are unwell, heal ye. Cleanse ye those that are leprous, raise ye those that are dead, cast ye demons out. Ye received freely, give ye freely.
  9. Acquire ye not gold, nor silver, nor brass into those waist purses of yours,
  10. Nor provide a skin bag for your journey, neither two garments or shoes, or weapons, for the worker is deserving of the food that is his.
  11. Moreover, into whichever town or village ye enter, enquire ye of he who is reputable in it, and abide ye there until ye depart.
  12. “And when ye enter into that house, bless ye it.
  13. And if truly the one in that house is reputable, let your peace come upon it. But if he is not deserving, let your peace return to you.
  14. And he who receives you not, nor hears those words of yours, come ye out of that house or that town of theirs, shake out the dust off your feet.
  15. Verily, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom[on], and Tomorrow in the day of judgement, than for that town.
  16. Behold ye, I send ye forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore smart as serpents, and unsullied as doves.
  17. But, be ye wary of men. For they shall give you up to many courts of the Sanhedria, and in those synagogues of theirs, they shall flog you.
  18. And before hegemons and kings shall ye be brought [and accused] for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations [of the gentiles].
  19. However, when they give you over, be ye not worried about how or what ye shall speak. For it shall be given to you in due time that which ye should speak.
  20. For it shall not be you that is speaking, but [rather] the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you.
  21. And brother shall betray brother to death, and a father, his son. And children shall rise up against parents, and shall put them to death.
  22. And ye shall be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
  23. But whenever they persecute you in one city, such as this, flee ye to the other. For verily I say to you, ye shall not be to all the towns of Israel before the [return] coming of the Son of Man.
  24. A disciple is not above his teacher not a servant above his own lord.
  25. It is sufficient for the disciple that he becomes as he who is his teacher and he who is a servant, as his lord. If they called the master of the house ‘Belzeboul’, how much more those of his household.
  26. Fear them not therefore. For there is nothing that is hidden [by them], which shall not be uncovered [by him], and secrets, which shall not be made known.
  27. What I say to you in the dark, speak ye in the light. And what you hear with the ear, proclaim ye on the housetops.
  28. And fear ye not before those that kill the body, but have not the power to kill the soul. But fear ye much more, the one who has the power to destroy even the soul and the body in Gahenna.
  29. Are two sparrows not sold for an assarion? And yet not one of them falls on the ground outside the will of your Father.
  30. But as for you, even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
  31. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of much more value than many sparrows.
  32. Everyone, therefore, who shall profess in me in front of men, even I also shall profess in him, in front of him who is my Father, the one in [the] heavens.
  33. But whoever shall deny me before men, even I also shall deny him before my Father, the one in the heavens.
  34. Suppose ye not, [as ye are accustomed to doing], that I am come to enforce peace upon the earth. I come not to enforce peace, but a sword.
  35. For I come to set apart a man against his own father, and a daughter against her own mother, and a bride against her husband’s mother.
  36. Indeed, the enemies of a man, shall be those of his own house.
  37. Whosoever loves father or mother more than me, he is not worthy of me. And whoever loves his son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
  38. And he who does not take his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
  39. He who finds his soul, he shall lose it. And he who shall lose that life of his for my sake, shall find it.
  40. He who receives you, is receiving me. And he who receives me, is receiving him who sent me.
  41. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, the reward of a prophet shall he obtain. And he who receives the righteous in the name of the righteous, the reward of the righteous shall he obtain.
  42. And he who shall refresh anyone of these little ones with one cup of cool drink, to anyone called a disciple [of me], truly I say to you, he shall not by any means lose the reward due to him.

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Matthew 11 – Authorised Lay Bible

  1. And when Yesous finished assigning his disciples, he proceeded from there to teach and preach in their own cities.
  2. However, when Yohannes heard in the prison of the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples to him,
  3. To say to him, “Are you the one to come, or should we expect another.
  4. And answering [them], Yesous said to them, “Ye have experienced it. Tell ye Yohannes what ye heard and ye saw.
  5. He that was blind now sees, and the lame walk about, the leprous are cleansed, and the deaf hear, those that were dead, they are raised up, [and] those that were extremely poor, to them the good news is proclaimed.
  6. And blessed is he who is not offended in me.
  7. But as they departed, Yesous began to say to those [in the] crowd concerning Yohannan, “Who went ye out into the wilderness to look at? A reed stirred by the wind?
  8. Rather, what went ye out to see? A man dressed in soft clothes? See, those who wear fine clothing are in the houses of those who are kings.
  9. Moreover, what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, [someone] indeed much more than a prophet.
  10. For this is he concerning which it was written, ‘Behold, I send forth my messenger before your face, the one who is the chosen vessel to prepare the way before you.’
  11. Verily, I say to you, none has arisen among those born by women, greater than Yohannan the Baptiser. Yet, the least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
  12. And from the time of Yohannan the baptiser until now, the kingdom of the heavens is forceful, and [only] they that are forceful [are they that] take hold of it.
  13. For every of those prophets and the law until Yohannan, they prophesied in unity with him [of me].
  14. And if ye will receive it, he is Eliyas who is expected to come.
  15. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
  16. However , what shall I compare to those of this generation? It is like children that are sitting down in public places, and making sounds to summon mates of theirs.
  17. And they say, ‘We played the flute for you, and ye danced not. We wailed to you, and ye grieved not.’
  18. For Yohannan came neither eating nor drinking, and they say [of him] in unison, ‘He has a demon.’
  19. He came, he who is the Son of Man, eating and drinking, and they say of him in unity, ‘See a man of gluttony and a wine guzzler, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. Wisdom is justified by her children.
  20. Then, he began to reproach those towns in which he did most of his works of power , because they repented not.
  21. Woe to you, Chorazim! Alas to you Bethsaida! Because if in Tyros and Sidone those works of power were wrought as were done in you, they would have long ago repented in sackcloth and ashes.
  22. Howbeit, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyros and Sidone in the day of judgement, than for you.
  23. As for you, O Capernaum, [though you are] high up to the heavens, and you shall go down to Hades. Because, if in the [land of] Sodomois those works of power were done as were done in you, they would have existed till this day.
  24. Howbeit, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on in the day of judgement than for you.
  25. At that time, Yesous answered and he said, I fully agree with you Father, Lord of heaven and the earth, because you hid this from the wise and discerning, and revealed them to infants.
  26. Even so my Father, because it seem pleasing before you.
  27. All things to me are given by my Father. And no one knows the Son except the Father, neither does anyone know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.
  28. Come [now] to me all ye who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest.
  29. Take ye my yoke upon yourself, and learn of me, because I am meek and humble in heart. And ye shall find rest for those souls of yours.
  30. For my yoke is better, and my burden is lighter.

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Started translation 6:57 am 20th August, 2017. Completed 21:55 pm 20th August, 2017.

Matthew 12 – Authorised Lay Bible

  1. Also at that time Yesous went through the plowed fields on the Sabbath. But his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck off the ear of the growing corn, and to eat it.
  2. But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Your disciples do what is not right to be done on a Sabbath!”
  3. But he said to them, “Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him?
  4. How he entered into the house of God, and he ate the showbread set forth, which was not right for him to eat, nor for those with him, but was meant only for those who are priests?
  5. Or read ye not in the law, that [some of] those who were priests in the holy place profaned the Sabbath, and are guiltless?
  6. However I say to you that one greater than the holy place is here.
  7. But if ye know what this is, “I desire mercy and not sacrifice,” ye would not have condemned those that are innocent.
  8. For he is Lord also of the Sabbath, the one who is the Son of Man.”
  9. And when he left there, he came into their synagogue.
  10. And he saw a man who was having a dry hand. And confronting him, they asked him say, “Is it right on the Sabbath to heal?” So that they could accuse him before the assembly.
  11. But he looked [and said] to them, “Is there among you a man, who has a sheep, that would not use his might and lift it out, if it should fall into a ditch in one of those Sabbaths?
  12. How much more therefore, to cure a man on a Sabbath. Therefore, it is right in Sabbath to do good.”
  13. Then he said to the man, “Stretch forth that hand of yours.” And he stretched it out. And he restored it back to wholeness as the other hand.
  14. But those Pharisees went out and held council against him, [deliberating on] how they could destroy him.
  15. However, Yesous knowing of this [plot], he withdrew himself from that area . And a large crowd followed him. And he healed them all.
  16. Yet, he sternly charged them that they should not make him obvious.
  17. So that he might fulfil that which was uttered through Hesaiyah the prophet, saying,
  18. “Look ye at that Son of mine, whom I chose. My beloved one, the [very] one in whom my soul delights in. I have set my Spirit upon him, and he shall proclaim judgement to the nations [of the Gentiles].
  19. He shall not strive, nor shall he clamour, neither shall his voice be heard by any man in the broadways.
  20. “A reed with bruises will he not shatter, and a fluttering wick will he not quench, until he would have brought forth justice to victory.
  21. And in his name the nations [of the Gentiles] shall trust.
  22. Then they brought to him one possessed by a demon, who was blind and dumb. And he healed him, such that the blind and dumb one both spoke and saw.
  23. And all those in the crowd marveled, and they said, “Is this perchance the one who is the Son of David?”
  24. However, when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This one does not cast out demons, except by [the help of] Belzeboul, the ruler of demons.”
  25. But Yesous saw the thoughts which they pondered in those kinds of theirs, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself, come to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.
  26. And if Satan cast out satan, he is divided against himself. How then shall that kingdom of his stand?
  27. And if [ye say] I, by Belzeboul, cast out those demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? On this account, they shall be your judges.
  28. But if I by the Spirit of God cast them out, then upon you has come the kingdom of God.
  29. Or, how can anyone enter into the house of the mighty , and plunder those goods of his, except he first binds the mighty one, and then plunder that house of his.
  30. He who is not with me, is against me. And he who gathers not with me, scatters.
  31. On account of this, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men. But the blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
  32. And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him. But whoever shall speak against the Spirit of the Holy One, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in that which is to come.
  33. Either make ye the tree to be good, and the fruit of it shall be good also, or make ye the tree to be corrupt, and the fruit of it shall be corrupt. For from the fruit, the tree is known.
  34. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, be able to say what is good? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
  35. He who is a good man, out of the good treasures of his heart issues forth what is good, and the evil man out of his wicked treasures, brings forth wickedness.
  36. But I say to you that every useless rhema [word] which men shall utter, they shall render account of them before him who is the Word on the day of judgement.
  37. For from your words shall ye be justified, and from your words ye shall be condemned.
  38. Then they answered him, some of those [religious] scholars and Pharisees, saying, “Teacher, we desire to see a sign from you!”
  39. But answering, he said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks [after] a sign, and signs shall not be given to it except the sign of Yionas the Prophet.
  40. For just as Yionas was in the belly of the great fish [for] three days, so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth [for] three days and three nights.
  41. The men of Nineveh, they shall rise [up] at The Judgement with this generation, and they shall condemn them, because they repented at the preaching of Yionas, and look ye, a greater [than] Yionah is here.
  42. The Queen of the South shall rise in the judgement [day] with this generation, and she shall condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And look, a greater [than] Solomon is here.
  43. Moreover, when the unclean spirit goes out from a man, it goes about through waterless places seeking rest, and finds none.
  44. Then it says, ‘I will return to that house of mine, from which I went forth.’ And when it returns, finds it unoccupied , and swept, and ready.
  45. Then it goes forth, and takes with himself, seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter to dwell there, and the end of that very man becomes worse than he was at first. Even so shall this generation that is evil [be].”
  46. And while he was still talking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and brothers of his stood outside, seeking to speak with him.
  47. And someone said to him, “See, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with you.”
  48. But he answered him, saying to the one who spoke to him, “Who is my mother, and who are [those who are] my brothers?”
  49. And he stretched his hand towards those who were his disciples. “Look at my mother and those who are my brothers.
  50. For whoever shall do the will of my Father, the one in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

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Started translation 21:58 pm 20th August 2017. Completed 21:13 pm 21st August, 2017.

Matthew 13 – Authorised Lay Bible

  1. Meanwhile , on that same day, Yesous himself went out of his house, and sat beside the sea.
  2. And they gathered to him a very large crowd, so much that he went into the ship and sat down. And all the crowd stood before him by the shore.
  3. And he spoke to them in many parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow.
  4. And while he sowed, some of them indeed fell by the wayside, and the birds came down and ate them.
  5. And others fell on rocky places where they had not much earth, and they sprouted quickly, because they had no depth of soil.
  6. And when the sun rose, they were scorched by its heat, and because they had no root, they dried up.
  7. But some others fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them.
  8. And some others fell on the soil that is good, and they brought forth fruits, some even a hundredfold, some but sixty, some thirty.
  9. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
  10. And those who were his disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
  11. But he answered, saying to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
  12. For he who has, to him [more] shall be given, and he shall have in excess. But he who has not, even that which he has shall be taken away from him.
  13. Because of this, I speak to them in parables, because though they see, they perceive not, and though they hear, yet they consider not, neither do they comprehend.
  14. And they fulfil by these the prophecy of Hesaiyos, which says, “Hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand anything, and seeing ye shall see, and ye shall not perceive anything.
  15. For the hearts of this people is hard, and their ears too heavy to hear, and those eyes of theirs, they have been shut, lest they see with those ears, and lest they should understand with their hearts, and turn back, and I heal them.
  16. But blessed are those eyes of yours, for they see, and those ears of yours, because they hear.
  17. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous ones craved that they see [these things] which ye are seeing, and saw it not. And [they desired also] to hear what ye are hearing, and heard them not.
  18. Ye therefore, hear ye the parable of the seed sower.
  19. Anyone who on hearing the word of the kingdom [and] regards it not, the evil one comes, and he seizes that seed which was sown in that heart of his. This is he who by the way receives that seed which was sown.
  20. But he who on those rocky places received the seed sown, these are those who hear the word, and quickly with joy receives them.
  21. But they have no root in themselves, howbeit they exist for a while . But when trouble and persecution come to be because of the word, they stumble [and fall away] easily.
  22. But he who is sown with seed among those thorns, is he who hears the word, and the worry of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches strangle the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
  23. But he who is sown with seed on the ground that is good, he is the one who hears the word and understands it, he is he who indeed is bearing fruit, and does bear fruit, some even a hundredfold, some but sixty, and some thirty.
  24. Another parable he set forth to them, saying, “The kingdom of [the] heavens is like a man who sowed good seed in his farm.
  25. But while his men slept, he who was his enemy came to him, and sowed mingled fake wheat among the wheat, and he departed from there.
  26. But when the grasses sprouted, and they brought forth fruit, then appeared also those of the false wheat.
  27. And they came, the servants to the master of the house, and they said to him, “Master, was it not [only] good seed [we] sowed into your land, from where then have they these mingled false wheat?
  28. But he enlightened them, saying, that [very] one who is the enemy of man did this.” But those servants [of his] said to him, “Will you then let us go and gather them?”
  29. But he said [to them], “Not yet. Lest [perhaps] while gathering up those mingled fake wheat, ye uproot at the same time the [good] wheat with them.
  30. Leave them alone, let them grow up together, both of them, until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I shall say to those harvesting, gather up first those mingling fake wheat, and bind them into bundles, for the burner. But the wheat gather ye into my barn.”
  31. Another parable he put forward to them, saying, “The kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard plant, which a man took and sowed in the land that is his.
  32. Which indeed is the smallest of all that are seeds, however, as soon as they grew, they became greater than the vegetation, and became a tree, such that the birds of heaven came and dwell in its branches.”
  33. He told them another parable. “The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and mixed into three measure of flour, until the whole dough is leavened.”
  34. All these spoke Yesous in parables to the multitude, and he spoke not with them without a parable.
  35. So that he might fulfil what was uttered through the prophet, saying, “I shall open my mouth in parables. I shall pour forth what was concealed from the foundation of the world.”
  36. Then, when he had dismissed the crowd, Yesous came into the house, and those that were his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of those mingled fake wheat in the land.”
  37. And he answered, and said to them, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
  38. And the land, is the world. But the good seed are the sons of the kingdom. But the false wheat are the sons of the evil one.
  39. And the enemy who sowed them, is the devil. And the harvest is the end of the age. And those who are the harvesters are the angels.
  40. Therefore, just as those mingled fake wheat were gathered and burnt in fire, in the same way shall it be at the end of this age.
  41. The Son of Man shall send forth those angels of his, and they shall gather together out of his kingdom every of those offenders, and those who are doing lawlessness.
  42. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire. There shall be in that place, those who shall be wailing, and those who shall be gnashing their teeth.
  43. Then those who are righteous shall shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of that Father of theirs. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
  44. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the ground, which a man found and hid, and out of joy over it he goes, and sells all the much he has, and he buys that land for himself.
  45. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a man of business , in search of good pearls.
  46. Who, on finding one [pearl] of great value, went and sold all that he has, and bought it.
  47. Once more, the kingdom of the heavens is like a [fishing] net cast into the sea, that gathered [fishes] of every kind.
  48. Which, when it was filled, they drew out to the shore, and sat down and they gathered those that were good into vessels, but those that were rotten they threw away.
  49. So shall it be at the end of the age. The angels shall go forth, and they shall separate those that are evil out of the midst of the righteous.
  50. And they shall cast them into the furnace of fire. There shall be in that place those who shall be wailing and those who shall be gnashing their teeth.”
  51. Yesous said to them, “Understand ye [now] all these?” They said to him, “Yea, Lord.”
  52. But he said to them, “For this very reason, every disciple instructed in the things of the kingdom, is a man who is an owner of a house, who brings out from his treasures new things and old things.”
  53. And it came to be when Yesous had finished [explaining] these parables to them, he departed from there.
  54. And he came into his father’s town , he taught them in their synagogues, such that they were struck with amazement, and they said, “From where did this one get this wisdom, and these powers?
  55. Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is his mother, not spoken about, and those brothers of his, Yacobos and Yohanne, and Simon, and Yiodas?
  56. And those sisters of his, are they not all among us? From where then did this one get all these?
  57. And they were offended in him. But Yesous said to them, “Never is a prophet without honour, except in his own country, and in his own house.”
  58. And he did not do there much miracles, because of their unbelief.

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Matthew 14 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. At that same time, Herodes, who was the Tetrarch [ruling over a fourth part of the region] heard about Yesous.
  2. And said to those who were children of his, “This is Yohannes the Baptiser. He has risen from the dead, and because of that, these mighty powers are at work in him.
  3. For Herodes had exerted his might and arrested Yohannan, binding him, and placing him in prison, because of Herodiada the wife of Phillipo one of his brothers.
  4. Because Yohannes had said to him, “It is not right to have her.”
  5. And even though he desired to kill him, he feared the masses , because they took him to be a prophet.
  6. But while the birthday celebration of Herodes was taking place, the daughter of Herodiados danced in the midst of them, and she pleased Herodes.
  7. For this reason he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask.
  8. But she was instigated by her mother. “Give me,” she said, “here on a platter, the head of Yohannou the Baptiser.”
  9. And the king grieved, however, because of his oaths and those who feasted together with him, he ordered it to be given to her.
  10. And he instructed it, and they beheaded Yohannou in the prison.
  11. And they brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl, and she carried it to her mother.
  12. And his disciples came and took away his body, and they buried him. And they went and told Yesous.
  13. And when Yesous heard it, he withdrew from there by boat towards a deserted place, and went off out of the way by himself. And when the multitude heard of it, they followed him by land from their towns.
  14. So when Yesous came out, he saw the multitude and he was moved in his bowels [with compassion] for them, and he healed those of them that were sick.
  15. And when evening came, they came to him those who were his disciples, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the day is already gone by. Dismiss the multitudes, so that they would go back into these villages and buy food for themselves.
  16. But Yesous said to them, “They have no need to go away. You yourselves, give ye to them something to eat.”
  17. But they said to him, “We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes.”
  18. But he said, “Bring them here to me.”
  19. And he commanded the multitude to settle down on the grass, and he looked up into heaven, he blessed, and he broke and gave to his disciples the loaves. And his disciples gave them to the multitudes.
  20. And they all ate, and they were satisfied. And they collected of the excess of the remnants, twelve baskets full.
  21. And of those who ate, they were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
  22. And immediately Yesous compelled his disciples to go into the ship, and proceed before him to the other side, while only he would dismiss the multitudes.
  23. And when he had dismissed the multitudes, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. As such when nightfall came, he was there alone.
  24. But the ship was by then already in the middle of the sea, grievously distressed by swelling waves, because the tempest was against it.
  25. However, at the fourth watch of the night [around 3:00am], Yesous went towards them, walking upon the sea.
  26. And when his disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were disquieted, and they said, “That is a ghost!” And out of fear they cried out.
  27. But swiftly Yesous spoke to them, saying, “Be ye courageous. It is I. Fear ye not.”
  28. But in response to him, the one who is Petros said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you [walking] upon these waters.”
  29. And he said to him, “Come.” And Petros [after] coming down from the ship, he walked upon the water, and he went towards Yesous.
  30. However, when he saw the stormy winds was strong, he feared. And he began to sink down. He cried out, saying, “My Lord, save me!”
  31. And swiftly Yesous stretched out his hand, and caught hold of him, and said to him, “O you of little faith! Why did you waiver?
  32. And when they stepped into the ship, the stormy winds ceased.
  33. Then those in the ship came to him, and they worshipped him, saying, “Of a truth, you are the Son of God.”
  34. And crossing through, they came into the land of the Ginnaesaret.
  35. Howbeit, haven known him previously, the men of that place themselves sent messengers into the whole region surrounding them. And they brought to him all those of them who were having sicknesses.
  36. And they begged him that they might only touch the hem of his garment. And as many as touched him, they were made perfectly whole.

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Matthew 15 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Then they came to Yesou some Pharisees and [religious] scholars from Yerusalem, saying,
  2. Why is it that those disciples of yours are deviating from the traditions [handed down] by our elders? For they wash not their hands by themselves, when they eat bread.
  3. But he answered by saying to them, “Why also do ye deviate from the commandments of God because of those traditions of yours.
  4. For he who is God had commanded, saying, ‘Honour ye your father and your mother.’ Also, ‘Whoever shall curse his father or mother, let him be brought to his end by death.’
  5. But ye say, ‘Whoever shall say to his father, or his mother, “I have given as offering, whatever I should have given to you out of what is my duty to assist you.”
  6. As a result, he honours no more his father or his mother. Thereby, ye nullify the commandment of God through your traditions.
  7. Ye hypocrites, Hesaiyas rightly prophesied concerning you, saying,
  8. “They draw near to me, this people, with their mouths, and with their lips they honour me. But in their hearts they have departed far from me.
  9. Nevertheless, in vain do they worship me, for they are teaching as doctrines of God, the injunctions of men.
  10. And calling the crowd to himself, he said to them, “Hear ye and understand ye.
  11. It is not that which goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but [rather] that which comes out of the mouth, that is what defiles the man.
  12. Then his disciples came to him, they said to him, “Do you know that when the Pharisees heard that word [of yours], they were offended?
  13. But he answered and said, “Every plant which is not planted by my father who is in heaven, shall be rooted out.
  14. Leave them. They are blind leaders of the blind. Howbeit, if the blind lead those that are blind, both of them together shall fall into the pit.”
  15. But seeking an explanation to his condemnation, Petros said to him, “Explain to us this parable.”
  16. But Yesous said to him, “Are ye also even at this point without understanding?
  17. Comprehend ye not still that whatever goes into the mouth, into the belly it is received, and into the cesspit it is disposed.
  18. But those things which go out of the mouth, out of the heart it comes from, and they likewise defile the man.
  19. For out of the heart comes forth evil imaginations, murders, adulteries, other sexual sins, thefts, false witnessing, blasphemies.
  20. These are those things that defile a man. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”
  21. And Yesous on coming out from that place, he withdrew from their midst into other parts of Turou and Sidonos.
  22. And behold, a woman of Kena’an from that same regions, she came, and cried out to him, saying, “Be merciful to me, my Lord, Son of David! My only daughter is troubled by a demon that has possessed her.”
  23. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came to him, they said to him, “Bid her depart, for she cries after us.”
  24. But in response [to them] he said, “I am not sent except to those sheep that are perishing of the house of Israel.”
  25. Howbeit, she came and bowing, [worshipped] him, and she said, “My Lord, help me!”
  26. But responding, he said, “It is not right to take the bread of children, and cast it to little dogs.”
  27. But she said, “Yes my Lord. Yet even those little dogs eat from the crumbs that fall from the table of their master.”
    28.Then Yesous answering, said to her, “Oh woman, great is your faith! Let it become as you desire. And he healed her daughter from that same time.
  28. And Yesous proceeding from that place, he came near the sea of Galilaiyah. And ascended up into the mountain, and he sat down there.
  29. And they came to him, a great multitude, having with them those that were lame, those that were blind, those that were blind, those that were dumb [and deaf], those that were crippled, and many others. And they laid them down before the feet of Yesous. And he healed them.
  30. In so much that those in the crowds marvelled when they saw those that were deaf and dumb, that they spoke, those that were crippled, they were made whole, those that were lame, they walked, and those that were blind, they received their sight. And they glorified the God of Israel.
  31. And Yesous called his disciples to himself and said, “I am moved in my bowels [with compassion] for the multitude, because they have stayed with me already three day, and they do not have what to eat. And to dismiss them hungry I would not do. Lest they faint on the way.”
  32. And they said to him, those disciples of his, “Where are we to get, in this deserted place, so much food that would satisfy so much a multitude?”
  33. And Yesous said to them, “How many loaves have ye?” And they said to him, “Seven, and a few fishes.”
  34. And he ordered the multitude to settle down on the ground.
  35. And he took those seven loaves and the fishes, he gave thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples [gave] to the multitude.
  36. And they all ate, and they were satisfied, and they collected in excess of the remnants, seven full reed baskets.
  37. And those that ate, were four thousand men, besides women and children.
  38. And he dismissed the multitude, entered into the ship, and they came I to the regions of Magdala.

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Matthew 16 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Those of the Pharisees and the Sadducees came also. Tempting him, they asked him to show to them a sign from the heaven .
  2. But he answered, and said to them, “Whenever it becomes evening, ye say, ‘It is fair [weather], for the heavens have become aglow with orange as fire.
  3. Also, early in the morning today, [ye say] it is bad [weather]. Because it is aglow with orange as fire, so the heavens are cloudy . Ye are hypocrites indeed. The face of the sky ye know how to distinguish , but the signs of the times ye cannot [distinguish].
  4. An evil and adulterous generation, they seek [after] a sign. Yet no sign shall be given to them except the sign of Yona the Prophet. And after he left them, they departed.
  5. And they came along to the other side, those who were his disciples. They had forgotten to take [any] bread.
  6. And Yesous said to them, “Be careful and keep away from the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”
  7. But they reasoned among themselves, saying, “He said so because we took no bread .”
  8. But Yesous knowing this, said to them, “Why reason ye within yourselves, O ye of little faith, “[Is it] because he took no bread?”
  9. Perceive ye not yet, neither remember ye, those five loaves that fed five thousand, and how much baskets you gathered [afterwards]?
  10. Nor those seven loaves that fed four thousand, and how much baskets ye gathered [thereafter]?
  11. How is it ye perceive not that it is not concerning bread I spoke when I said to you, “Beware of the leaven of those Pharisees and Sadducees?
  12. Then they understood that he did not say they should stay away from the leaven of bread, but from the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
  13. And when Yesous came into Philippoi that is part of Ceaserea, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say I, the Son of Man is?”
  14. And they said, Truly, one [said you are] Yohanne the Baptizer, but others Heleias, and some others ‘Yeremias’, or one of the prophets.
  15. He said to them, “But You, who do you say I am?”
  16. And Simon Petros answering said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the God of all life.
  17. And Yesous answered and said to him, “Blessed are ye, Simon Son of Yona , because flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father who is in the heavens.
  18. And to ye I say, since you are Petros, even so upon this one rock, shall I build my church, and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it.
  19. And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens. And whatsoever you bind on the earth, shall also be bound in the heavens. And whatever you loosen on earth, shall be loosed in the heavens.
  20. Then he charged his disciples, that they say to no one that he Yesous, is the Christ.
  21. From that time on, Yesous began to expose to those [who were] his disciples, that it was for him to go to Yerusalem, and suffer much things from [before] the elders, and the chief priests, and the [religious] scholars, and be killed, and on the third day, be raised up again.
  22. And Petros taking him aside, began to rebuke him, saying, “Mercy to you, my Lord. It shall not be so in anyway to you.
  23. But he turned to him and said to Petros, “Go ye from behind me Satan, you are offending me! For you lack the understanding for the things of God, but of those those [things] that are of men.
  24. Then Yesous said to his disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself and raise up his cross and follow me.
  25. For whoever shall delight in his soul to save it, he shall lose it. But whoever shall lose that life of his for my sake, he shall find it.
  26. For what is a man profited, if he gains the whole world, but brings that soul of his to destruction? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his own soul.
  27. For the Son of Man is duty bound to come in the glory of his Father with those angels of his. And at that time, he shall reward everyone according to his doings.
  28. Truly I say you, there are some of those standing here, who shall not taste death at all, until they shall have seen the Son of Man coming in that kingdom of his.

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Matthew 17 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And after six days, Yesous took with himself, Petros and Yacobon and Yohanne his brothers, and brought them into a high mountain privately.
  2. And he was transfigured before them, and he shone, his face as the sun, and his garment as brilliant [white] as the light.
  3. And behold, they appeared to them Moses and Helias, [and] conversed with him.
  4. And Peter answering, said to Yesous, My Lord, it is good to be here. If you will, let us make three tents [tabernacles], for you, one; for Moses, one; and one for Heliyah.
  5. While he was yet speaking, behold, a cloud of light, overshadowed them [came over them], saying, “This is that Don of mine, the [one who is the] beloved one in whom I delight [am well pleased]. Hear ye him!
  6. And his disciples when they heard this, they fell upon their faces, and feared exceedingly.
  7. And Yesous coming to them, he touched them, and said to them, “Rise ye up, and be ye not afraid.”
  8. And when they lifted up their heads, they saw no one, except Yesous alone [only].
  9. And as they went down from the mountain, Yesous charged them saying, “Tell ye not to anyone what ye have seen, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.
  10. And they enquired from him, those disciples of his, saying, “Why therefore do the scholars say that Eliyah must of necessity come first?
  11. And Yesous answering, he said to them, Elias indeed is coming first, and he shall restore all things.
  12. But I say to you that Heliyas has already come, and they recognised [knew] him not, rather, they have done with him as much as they wished. In like manner also the Son of Man is about to be treated by them.
  13. Then his disciples realised, that it was concerning Yohanne the Baptised he was speaking about.
  14. And when they came to[wards] the multitude, a man came to him and knelt down to him, and said,
  15. My Lord be merciful to my only son, for he is epileptic [moonstruck, crazy, lunatic], and is suffering badly. For frequently [oftenly] he falls into the fire, and often he falls into the water.
  16. And I brought him to your disciples and they were not able to heal him.
  17. But Yesous responding, he said, “O ye faithless [unbelieving] and perverse generation, how long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to me!”
  18. And Yesous rebuked the demon, and the demon came out of him, and he healed the child from that very moment.
  19. Thereafter, those disciples came to Yesous [by themselves] concerning it secretly, and they said, “Why were we not able to cast him out?”
  20. And Yesous said to them, “Because of your unbelief. For truly I tell you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain, move ye from this place to that place. And it will move. And nothing shall be impossible to you.
  21. Howbeit, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
  22. Meanwhile, they were still travelling within Galiliyah, Yesous said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.
  23. And they shall kill him, and on the third day he shall [be] raised up.” And they became exceedingly sorrowful.
  24. But when they came into Capernaum, they came to Petros, those who receive taxes, and they said, “Does your teacher not pay these taxes?”
  25. He said, “Yes.” And when they came into the house, Yesous preempting them said, “What is your opinion, Simon? Those who are kings of the earth, from whom do they take taxes or tribute? From their sobs? Or from those who are [sobs of] others?”
  26. Then Petros said to him, “from those [who are sons] of others.” Yesous made it known to him, “Therefore they are exempted who are their sons.”
  27. But so that we do not offend them, go to the sea, cast ye a [finshing] hook, catch ye the first fish that comes up. And open its mouth. You shall find a Slater coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you.”

Notes

  1. Matthew 17:13 Yohannou the Baptiser is used in this translation, because ‘the Baptist’ is a connotation of a modern Christian denomination.

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Matthew 18 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. At that very time, the disciples came to Yesous, they said, “Who therefore is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?
  2. And Yesous called to himself a child and set him in the midst of them.
  3. And he said, “Truly I say to you, except ye repent, and ye become as this child, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
  4. Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this [little] child, such shall be the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.
    5.Also, whoever shall receive a child such as this in because of my name, he recieves me.
  5. But whoever shall offend one of these little ones that believes in me, it shall be better for him that he hung a great milestone upon that neck of his and he plunge down into the depth of the sea.
  6. Woe, to the world because of these offences! For it is necessary that those offences come. Nevertheless, woe to that very man through whom the offences come.
  7. Therefore if your hand or your foot causes you to offend, cut them off, and throw it from you. It is better for you that you enter into the divine life lame or crippled than that you have your two hands and two feet cast into the eternal fire.
  8. And if your eye is a snare to you, pluck it out yourself and throw it away from you. It is better for you that you be one eyed [and] you enter into the divine life, than to have two eyes, [and] be cast into the fire of hell [Gahenna].
  9. Observe ye that ye despise not any of these little ones. For I say to you that their angels in heaven, on account of them, gaze at the face of my Father who is in the heavens.
  10. For he came, the one who is the Son of Man to save the lost.
  11. What think ye? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one out of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety nine to transverse the mountains seeking for the one that is gone astray?
  12. And whenever he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices by himself much more over that, than over the ninety nine that stray not.
  13. In such manner also, it is not the will of your Father, the one in heaven that one of these little ones be lost.
  14. Moreover, if any brother of yours sins against you, go and prove to him his faults between you and himself alone. If he hears you, you have gained that brother of yours.
  15. But if he hears not, take along with you further, one or two, that by the mouth of two witnesses or three, every word may be established.
  16. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church [assembly]. But if also he refuses to hear the church [assembly], let him be to you even as the heathen of the nations and as tax embezzlers.
  17. Truly I say to you, whatsoever ye shall bind on the earth, shall be bound also in the heaven. And whatever ye shall loose on the earth, shall be loosed also in the heaven.
  18. Again, I say to you, that if two of you shall agree on the earth concerning any thing which they shall ask for, it shall be done by my Father, the one in the heaven.
  19. For truly, where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there shall I be in the midst of them.
  20. Then Petros coming to him, said, “My Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?
  21. Yesous said to him, “I say not to you until seven times, but rather until seventy times seven.
  22. “For this reason, the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a king who wished to reconciled accounts with his servants.
  23. And when he began to reconcile accounts, the first one was brought to him which owed him ten thousand talanton.
  24. But he had nothing to repay it. His master commanded he be sold with his wife, and those sons of his, and everything whatsoever that he had, as repayment for the debt.
  25. Falling down therefore, the servant prostrated before him, saying, “My Lord, be patient with me, and I will repay everything to you.
  26. And moved in his bowels [with compassion], the master of that servant released him, and forgave him the debt.
  27. But that very servant went forth and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarion, and seized him, took him by the throat, saying, “repay to me what ye owe!”
  28. Falling down therefore, his fellow servant prostrated at his feet, saying, “Be patient with me, and I shall repay you all.”
  29. But he would not, rather he threw him into prison, until whatever he owed him was repaid.
  30. And on seeing this, what was done to their fellow servants, they were grieved exceedingly, and they came and reported to their master all that happened.
  31. Then summoning him to himself, the Lord said to him, “O you wicked servant, all that ye yourself owed I forgave you when you begged me.
  32. Is it not right also that you should show mercy to your fellow servant, even as I was merciful to you?
  33. And in anger, his master handed him over to the torturers until all that he owed was repaid to him.
  34. So also shall my Father, the one in the heaven, do to you, if ye forgive not each one his own brother from your heart their trespasses.

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Matthew 19 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And it came to be, after that Yesous had finished saying these [things], he departed from Galiliyah and came into the region of Youdaia on the other side of Yordan.
  2. And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.
  3. Also, they came to him, those of the Pharisee [sect] to entrap him, and they said to him, “Is it right for a man to put away his wife for every cause?”
  4. But he answered, and said to them, “Read ye not that he who made them from the beginning, made he them male and female?
  5. And said, “For this sole reason shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”,
  6. So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has united together, let no man separate.
  7. They said to him, “Why therefore did Moses command that he give a writing of divorcement and then put her away?”
  8. He said to them, “Moses did that because of the hardness of your hearts, he permitted you to put away your wives, however, from the beginning it was not so.
  9. But I say to you that whoever shall divorce his wife, except for fornication, and marry another, commits adultery. And whoever marries her who has been put away, commits adultery.
  10. [Those who were] his disciples said to him, “If such is the fate of the man with his wife, it is not good to marry.”
  11. Howbeit he saith them, “It is not everyone that can receive this word, but those to whom it is given.
  12. For there are eunuchs who were so born from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He who can receive it, let him receive it.
  13. Then, little children were brought to him, so that on them he may lay his hands and pray, and his disciples forbade them.
  14. But Yesous said, “Allow the little children and hinder them not to come to me. For those that are of this sort are of the kingdom of the heavens.”
  15. And having laid on them his hands, [he] departed from there.
  16. And behold, one came and said to him, “Good teacher, what good shall I do, that I may have life eternal?
  17. But he said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good, there is not one, except God. But if you wish to enter into the divine life, keep the commandments.
  18. He said to him, “Which ones?” And Yesous said, “These! Murder not, commit ye not adultery, steal ye not, bear ye not false witness.
  19. Honour ye your father and your mother, and love ye your neighbour as yourself.”
  20. The young man said to him, “All these have I kept from my youth. What else do I lack?”
  21. Yesous affirmed to him, “If ye desire to be perfect, go, sell ye those possessions of yours, and give to the poor, and ye shall have treasures in heaven. And thereafter, come ye and follow me.
  22. But on hearing this word, he departed sorrowfully, for he had much possessions.
  23. And Yesous said to those disciples of his, “Truly, I say to you that hardly shall he that is rich enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
  24. And again, I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for he that is wealthy to enter into the kingdom of God.
  25. And [on] hearing this, his disciples were exceedingly amazed, they said, “Who therefore can be saved?”
  26. And Yesous looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible. But with God, all things are possible.”
  27. Then Petros responding, said to him, “See we left everything and followed you. What therefore, shall we have?”
  28. And Yesous said this to them, “Truly I say this to you, those of you who [have] followed me, shall in the new generation, that time when he shall sit, the one who is the Son of Man, upon the throne of his glory, ye shall also sit upon the twelves thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Y’Israel.
  29. And everyone who let go houses, or brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for the sake of my name, he shall receive a hundred times of it, and shall inherit life eternal.
  30. But many who are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.
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Started translation 10:52 am 23rd February, 2018 Completed 21:08 pm 26th February, 2018

Matthew 20 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. For the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, an employer who went forth early to hire workers for his vineyard.
  2. And when he had agreed with those workers for a denarion a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
  3. Also, he went out around the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace.
  4. To them also he said, “You go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I shall give to you. And they went.
  5. Again, he went forth about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
  6. At about the eleventh hour, he went out and came upon others standing idle, and he also said to them, “Why stand ye here all the day idle?”
  7. They said to him, “Because no one hired us.” He said to them, “You go ye also into the vineyard. And whatever is right, ye shall receive.”
  8. And when evening came, then said the lord of the vineyard to his steward, “Call those workers, and pay them their wages. Start from the last until the first.”
  9. And when those who were hired about the eleventh hour came, they received each one a denarion.
  10. And when they came who were first [hired], they supposed that they would receive more. But they received also each one a denarion.
  11. And having received it, they grumbled against the employer.
  12. They said, “These [who were hired] last did one hour’s work, you made them equal to us who bore the burden of the day, and of the heat also.”
  13. But he replied saying to one of them, “My clansman, I wronged you not. Did you not agree one denarion with me?
  14. Take what is yours and go away. But I will give to those who were last as [was given] to you.
  15. Or is it not right for me to do whatever I wish with what is mine? Or is that eye of yours evil because I am good?
  16. Even so the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, few are chosen.”
  17. And Yesous ascending up into Yerulamen, he took the twelve disciples by the way, and said to them,
  18. “See ye, I ascend into Yerusalem and the Son of Man shall be delivered to the chief priests and [religious] scholars. And they shall condemn him to death.
  19. And shall be given up to the Gentiles to be mocked, and scourged, and crucified. And on the third day, he shall rise again.
  20. Then came to him, the mother of the sons of Zebedaios with her sons, bowed down worshipping him and desired something from him.
  21. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that they sit these sons of mine, one by the right of you, and one on the left in your kingdom.”
  22. Yesous replied saying, “Ye know not what you ask: Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized in the baptism that I am immersed? They said to him, “We are able.”
  23. And he said to them, “Indeed you shall drink my cup, and be baptized with my baptism which I am baptized with. But to sit on my right and by my left, is not mine to give, rather, it is for those reserved for it by my father.”
  24. And when they heard it, the ten, they were greatly displeased because of the two brothers.
  25. But Yesous called them to himself, [and] he said, “Ye know that [those who are] rulers [of colonized nations, are overlords over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
  26. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever will become great among you, he should be your servant.
  27. And whoever will be chief among you, should be your servant.
  28. Even as the Son of Man came not to be served, rather to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  29. And as they departed from Yericho, a great multitude followed him.
  30. And behold, two blind ones sitting by the way, [when] they heard that Yesous was passing by, they cried out, “Have ye mercy on us O my Lord, O Son of David!”
  31. And the multitude rebuked them that they be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, “Have mercy on us O my Lord, O Son of David!”
  32. And Yesous standing still, called out to them, and said, “What will [you] I do for you?”
  33. They said, “O my Lord, that our eyes be opened.”
  34. And moved with compassion, Yesous touched their eyes. And immediately they received their sight, and they followed him. © Holy Bible, Authorized Lay Bible Version®, ALB® Copyright ©2016 – 2020 by Lay Bible International Association.® © All rights reserved worldwide.

Started translation 10:38 am 27th February, 2018 Completed 7:20 am 28th February, 2018

Matthew 22 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And Yesous responding, he spoke to them in parables, saying,
  2. “The kingdom of [the] heavens is like a man, a king, who celebrated a wedding feast for his only son.
  3. And he sent out his own servants, to call those he invited to the feasts. And they were not willing to come.
  4. And he sent out other servants, saying, ” Say ye to those invited, ‘See, I have made ready for you [in] my breakfast. Some of my oxen and some fatted cattle were slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come now to the wedding feast.’
  5. But they cared less about it and went their ways, this one to his own farm, and that one to his ow business.
  6. And the rest seized his servants, abused them, and killed them.
  7. But when the king heard, he was wroth, and dispatching his army, destroyed those murderers particularly, and their city, he burnt.
  8. Then he said to his servants, “Indeed the wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
  9. Go about therefore throughout the road networks and as many as ye find, invite them to the wedding [feast].
  10. And the servants went forth into the street ways, gathering together all, as many as they [could] find, both the wicked and [the] good, and they filled the wedding with guests [dinning together].
  11. And when the king came to see those that were his guests, he saw among them a man who had not put on the wedding garment.
  12. And he said to him, ‘Fellow, how did you come in here without [thinking of]0 having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
  13. Then the king said to his servants, ‘Bind his hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into the darkness outside. There, he shall weep ad he shall gnash his teeth.
  14. For many are called, but few are chosen.
  15. Then the Pharisees went away and [they] took counsel how they might entrap him by his words.
  16. And they sent to him their disciples along with those of the Herodians saying, “Teacher, we know you are true , and the way you truly teach the way of God, and you have no ulterior interest, for you look not to [please] the face of man.
  17. Tell us therefore, what your opinion is. Is it right to pay taxes to Ceased, or not?”
  18. But Yesous knowing their wicked [intent], he said, “Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
  19. Show me a coin of the tax.” And they brought to him a denarion.
  20. And he said to them, “Whose image is this? And this inscription [is whose]?”
  21. They said to him, “Ceaser’s”. Then he said to them, “Give therefore to Ceased [what is] Ceaser’s, and to God, that which are God’s own.”
  22. And when they heard these, they marvelled. And they left him and departed.
  23. On the same day, the Saduccees came to him, who say there is no resurrection, and they asked him,
  24. They said, “Teacher, Moses said, “If anyone does, having no children, his brother should marry his wife of his [brother], and raise offspring for his brother.
  25. Now, there were among us seven brothers. And the first married and died became deceased. And having no children, he left his wife to his brother.
  26. Likewise also the second, and the third, till the seventh.
  27. And afterwards, last of all, the woman died also.
  28. At the resurrection therefore, whose wife shall she be, of the seven, for they all had [married] her?”
  29. And Yesous responding said to them, “Ye [do] err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
  30. For at the resurrection, they marry not, neither are they given in marriage. But are as the angels if God who are in heaven.
  31. And concerning the resurrection of those who are dead, have ye not read that which was uttered by God, saying,
  32. I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Yacob. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
  33. And when the multitude heard [it], they were amazed at his doctrine.
  34. But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Saduccees, they gathered themselves over against him.
  35. And one of them, a lawyer, asked, tempting him, and he said,
  36. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
  37. And Yesous said to him, ” Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your mind.
  38. This is the first and greatest commandment.
  39. And the second is similar to it. Love your neighbour as yourself.
  40. On these [one and] two commandments, all the law and the prophets hang.”
  41. And while the Pharisees were still gathered together, Yesous asked them,
  42. Saying, “What do you think concerning the [one who is] Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, [the son] of David.
  43. He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,
  44. The Lord said to my Lord, sit ye at my right [hand], till I shall set those that hate you as footstool for your feet?
  45. If therefore David calls him ‘Lord’, how is he his son?”
  46. And no one was able to answer him a word, neither dared anyone from that day, to ask him any more questions. © Holy Bible, Authorized Lay Bible Version®, ALB® Copyright ©2016 – 2020 by Lay Bible International Association.® © All rights reserved worldwide.

Completed translation 13:34 pm 24th April, 2018

Matthew 23 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Then Yesous spoke to those [in the] multitudes and to his disciples.
  2. Saying, On the seat of Moses they sit, these [religious] scholars and Pharisees.
  3. Everything therefore, whatsoever they shall say to you, take note and do them. But according to their works, do ye not. For they say, and do not.
  4. For they bind together burdens heavy and hard to carry, and lay them on the shoulders of [other] men. But with one of their fingers will they themselves not move them.
  5. But every of their works they do to be seen by men. So they enlarge their phylacteries and extend the hem of their garments.
  6. They love also the prominent places at feasts and the front seats in the synagogues.
  7. And to be greeted in public places, and to be called by men, “Rabbi, Rabbi” .
  8. But be ye not called “Rabbi:, for only one is your supremo, who is your only teacher, the one who is Christ. But ye are all brethren.
  9. And call no one your father upon the earth, for the one who is [your father], he is your father in the heavens.
  10. Neither be ye called expert for there is only one who is your guiding expert, the one [who is] Christ.
  11. But he that is greatest among you, shall be your servant.
  12. And whoever shall exult himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
  13. But woe to you [religious] scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven at men, for you do not enter, nor do you allow those entering to go in.
  14. Woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you devour the properties of widows and in pretext make long prayers. Because of this, ye shall receive greater punishment.
  15. Woe to you [religious] scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye compass the sea and the earth to make one [new] convert , and when he becomes one, ye make him a son of hell twice worse than yourselves.
  16. Woe unto you, ye blind chaperones, who say, whoever swears by the gold of the temple, is a debtor [to it].
  17. Ye fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
  18. Likewise [ye say], whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering that is on it is a debtor [to it].
  19. Ye fools and blind: For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift.
  20. Whoever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all that is upon it.
  21. Also, whoever swears by the temple, swears by it, and by the one dwelling in it.
  22. And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by the one sitting upon it.
  23. Woe unto you [religious] scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye tithe one mint plant, and one anise, and one cummin seed, and disregard more important things of the law: Justice, mercy and faith. These ought ye to have done, also without disregarding others.
  24. Blind leaders! Ye strain out the gnat, but swallow a camel.
  25. Woe unto you, [religious] scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you clean the outside of the cup and plate, but within, you are full of rapine and self indulgence .
  26. O blind Pharisees! Clean first the inside of the cup and the plate, so that their outside also might be clean.
  27. Woe unto you scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye are like whitewashed sepulcres, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within, they are full of dead bones and all uncleaness.
  28. In like manner also, ye also outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but inwardly, ye are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
  29. Woe unto you scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you built those tombs of the prophets, and beautify those monuments of the righteous.
  30. And ye say, if we had existed in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the [shedding of the] blood of the prophets.
  31. Therefore ye are witnesses to yourselves, that ye are the children of those who killed those prophets.
  32. Fill ye up the measure of your fathers.
  33. [Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers. How can ye escape from the damnation of hell?
  34. For this, behold ye, I shall send to you prophets and wisemen, and scholars. But some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and shall persecute them from city to city.
  35. So that upon you shall come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous, up to the blood of Zakariah the son of Berachias, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.
  36. Verily, I say to you, all these [things] shall come upon this generation.
  37. Yerusalem, O Yerusalem, Ye kill the prophets and stone those sent to you. How often will I gather those children of yours the way a bird gathers together her brood of chickens under her wings, but ye would not [let me].
  38. Behold ye, your house is left to you desolate.
  39. For I say to you, ye shall not see me from now until ye shall say, “Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord. © Holy Bible, Authorized Lay Bible Version®, ALB® Copyright ©2016 – 2020 by Lay Bible International Association.® © All rights reserved worldwide.

Started translation 14:50 pm 10th May, 2018 Completed translation 05:55am 19th November, 2018.

Matthew 24 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And Yesous went out [and] departed from the temple; and coming to him, his disciples shew him the building of the temple.
  2. But Yesous said to them, “See ye not all these? Truly I say to you, not one shall be left here, stone upon stone, which shall not be demolished.
  3. And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately saying, “Tell us, when shall this be? And what shall be the sign of your own return, and of the end of the world ?
    4.And responding Yesous said to them, Take heed that no one leads you astray.
  4. For many shall come [up] in my name, saying, “I am the Christ “ and they shall lead many astray.
  5. And expect ye to hear about wars and rumours of wars. Take ye heed that ye are not troubled. For all these [things] must happen, howbeit, it is not yet that end.
  6. For nations shall rise against nations, snd kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be famines and epidemics, and earthquakes in far places.
  7. But all these are [but] the beginning of sorrows.
  8. At that time, they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, they shall kill you, and ye shall be hated by all nations because of my name.
  9. At that time also, many shall be offended, and shall betray one another, and they shall hate one another.
  10. And many false prophets shall arise, and they shall lead many astray.
  11. And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many shall wane.
  12. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
  13. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the habitation of the earth for a witness to all nations. And thereafter, shall the end come to be.
  14. Whenever therefore, ye see the abominable one of desolation spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in the midst, in the holy place [of the holy city], whoever reads, let him comprehend.
  15. At that time, those in Youdaia, let them flee into the mountains.
  16. Whoever is on the terrace , let him not come down to take anything from his house.
  17. And he who is in the fields, let him not return back to take his clothes.
  18. And woe to those that are pregnant, and those who give suck in those days.
  19. And pray that your flight be not in stormy weather, nor on a Sabbath [day].
  20. For there shall be at that time, great tribulation, such as has never been from the origin of the world, till this moment, No, nor shall ever be.
  21. And if those days were not curtailed, No flesh would have been saved at all, but for the elect’s sake, he shortened those days.
  22. At that time, if anyone shall say to you, behold here is the Christ, or there, believe ye not.
  23. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even those that are the chosen .
  24. Behold, I have told you beforehand.
  25. If therefore, they say to you, behold he is in the secret chamber, believe it not.
  26. For just as the lightning comes from the east, and shines to the west, so also shall the return of the son of man [be].
  27. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will gather together.
  28. And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be stirred up.
  29. And at that time, shall appear, the sign of the Son of Man in heaven, and then shall they mourn all the nations of the earth, and they shall see the Son of Man coming from the clouds, with power and great glory.
  30. And he shall send his angels with a loud sounding trumpet, and they shall gather together those who are his chosen ones, out from the four winds [of the earth], from one end of heaven to the other ends of it.
  31. And from the fig tree learn ye this parable; When its branch has already become tender, and its leaves has sprouted out, ye know that the summer is near.
  32. Likewise also, ye yourselves, when ye see all these [things], know ye that it is near at the doors.
  33. Of a truth I say to you, this generation shall not pass away until all these things come to be.
  34. The heaven and the earth, they shall pass away, but no word of mine, not even one shall pass away.
  35. But concerning the very day and hour, No one knows, not even the angels of the heavens, but my Father only.
  36. But as it were in those days before the flood, they ate and they drank, they married and they were given in marriage, until the day [came] when Noah entered the ark.
  37. And they knew not, until the flood came, and carried them all away. In like manner also shall the return of the son of man be.
  38. At that time, two shall be in the field, this one shall be taken, and that one shall be left.
  39. Two [women] shall be grinding in the mill, this one shall be taken, and that one shall be left.
  40. Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord will come.
  41. But know ye this, that if the master of the house had known what time of the night the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken through.
  42. Because of this, be ye also ready, for in that such hour when ye think not, the Son of Man will come.
  43. Whoever therefore is a faithful and prudent servant, whom his Lord shall set over his family, to give them food in due season.
  44. Blessed shall that servant be, whom his master when he comes shall find so doing.
  45. Verily, I say to you, that over all his possessions shall he set him.
  46. But if that evil servant should say in his own heart, “My master delays his coming”;
  47. And he begins to beat his fellowservants, and eats and drinks with those that are drunkards,
  48. The master of that servant shall arrive on a day that he expects not, and in an hour that he knows not.
  49. And shall severely reprimand him, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. In that place, shall be those who shall be weeping and those gnashing their teeth.

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Started translation 03:30 am 21st November, 2018 Completed translation 17:01pm 26th November, 2018.

Matthew 25 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. Therefore the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins , who took their lamps, and they went forth to meet the bridegroom.
  2. But five of them were prudent, and five of them were foolish.
  3. Those that were foolish, took their lamps, they took no oil [along] with them.
  4. But the prudent took oil in their vessels [along] with their lamps.
  5. However, while the bridegroom delayed, they all dozed off and slept.
  6. And at midnight there was an announcement, “Behold the bridegroom comes. Go ye out to meet him.”
  7. Then all the maidens [every one of them] woke up and prepared their lamps.
  8. And the foolish ones said to the prudent ones, give ye to us out of your oil, because our lamps are going out.
  9. But the prudent ones answered, saying, No! We dare not, lest there be not enough for us and you. However, go ye rather to those who sell, and buy ye for yourselves.
  10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those that were prepared entered with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
  11. And afterwards they came also, the rest of the virgins saying, “Master, master, open ye for us!
  12. But he answered saying, verily I say to you, I know ye not.
  13. Watch ye therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour when the Son of Man shall come.
  14. For it is as a man travelling to a far country [from home], who called his own servants, and entrusted [to them] his properties.
  15. And to one he gave five talanton, and to another [he gave] two, and to everyone according to their own ability; and he departed immediately.
  16. And he that received five talatons went immediately, and traded with them, and he made another five talantons.
  17. And in like manner, he that had two also. He gained another two.
  18. But he that had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid the silver of his master.
  19. And after a long time, the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
  20. And he that had received five talantons came, brought another five talantons saying, “Master, you entrusted to me five talantons. See, I have gained beside them five more talantons.
  21. And his lord will say to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Over a little you were faithful. Over much will I set you. Enter ye into the joy of your lord.
  22. And he who had received two talantons came also, and said, “Two talantons you entrusted to me. See, two other talantons have I gained beside them.
  23. His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Over a little, you were faithful. Over much will I set you. Enter ye into the joy of your lord.
  24. And he who received the one talanton, also came and said, “My lord, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where ye sowed not, and gathering where ye scattered not.
  25. And being afraid, I went and hid the one talanton in the ground. See, have what is yours.
  26. And answering, his master said to him, [You] wicked and slothful servant, you know that I reap where I sow not, and gather where I scattered not.
  27. Ye therefore ought to have put my money with the exchangers, so that at my return, I should have received back what is mine with interest.
  28. Take ye therefore, that talanton from him, and give it to him that has ten talantons.
  29. For to every one who has, [more] shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that has not, that which he has, shall be taken from him.
  30. And this unprofitable servant cast ye into the darkness outside. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place.
  31. And when the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all his holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.
  32. Also, all the nations shall gather before him, and he shall separate them, one from another, even as the shepherd separates his sheep from the goats.
  33. And he shall place verily, the sheep on his right hand. But those that are goats shall be placed away on the left.
  34. Then [at that time] the king shall say to those on his right [hand], “Come ye hither ye blessed of my Father, inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
  35. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in.
  36. [I was] naked, and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.
  37. Then shall the righteous answer him saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you, or thirsty, and gave you drink?
  38. And when did we see you a stranger, and accommodated you? Or naked, and clothed you?
  39. And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and came to you?
  40. And the King shall answer and say to them, “Verily I say to you, inasmuch as you did so to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did so to me.
  41. Then shall he say also to those on his left, “ Depart ye from me, ye accursed ones, into the fire of eternity, the one prepared for the devil and those angels of his.
  42. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I thirsted and you gave me no drink;
  43. A stranger was I, and you accommodated me not. Naked [was I] and you clothed me not; was sick and in prison, and you visited me not.
  44. Then shall they answer him, and say, “ Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and served ye not?
  45. Then shall he answer them, saying, inasmuch as you did it not to any of these small ones, you did it not to me.
  46. And these shall depart into eternal punishment, but the righteous ones into life everlasting.

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Matthew 26 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. And it came to pass when Yesous finished all these words, he said to his disciples,
  2. Ye know that after two days the Passover will take place and the Son of Man shall be betrayed to be crucified.
  3. Then the chief priests and [religious] scholars and the elders of the people assembled together at the High Priest’s, the one called Kaiaphas.
  4. And they deliberated together about how that they will arrest Yesous by trickery and kill him.
  5. But they said, “Not during this festive time that there be no uproar among the people.
  6. And when Yesous had come to Bethany in the house of Simon the Leperous,
  7. There came to him, a woman, having an alabaster vase of expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head when he was seated at the table [to eat].
  8. But when his disciples saw this, they were indignant, they said, to what purpose is this waste?
  9. For it would have been possible for this ointment to have been sold for much and given to the poor.
  10. But understanding why she did it, Yesous said to them, why are ye bothering the woman? For she has done a good work to me.
  11. For you always have those that are poor with you, but me you do not have always.
  12. For by pouring this ointment on my body, she did it [in readiness] for my burial.
  13. Verily I say to you, wherever this gospel shall be proclaimed in all the world, this which she has done, shall be spoken of also, as a memorial of her.
  14. Then one of the twelve, the one they called Youdas Iskariotes went to the chief priests.
  15. And [he] said [to them], what are ye willing to give me and I will deliver him to you? And they agreed and counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
  16. And from that time on, he sought opportunity to betray him.
  17. And on the first unleavened bread , the disciples came to Yesous, saying to him, “ Where do you wish we prepare for you to eat the Passover?
  18. And he said, “ Go ye into the city, to a certain one and say to him. The teacher says the time for me is near. [At your house, together] with you, I will keep the Passover with my disciples.
  19. And the disciples did as Yesous had ordered them, and they prepared for the Passover.
  20. And when the evening had come, he sat down to dine with the twelve.
  21. And while they ate, he said, “Truly I say to you, one of you shall betray me.”
  22. And they were exceedingly grieved and began to say to him, every one of them, “Perchance, is it I, Lord?”
  23. And answering he said, “The one that dips his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.”
  24. Truly, the Son of Man departs as it is written concerning him; woe however to the one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man for him not to have been born.
  25. And Youdas who was to betray him said, “Is it I, Rabbi? He said to him, “You have said it.”
  26. And as they were eating, Yesous took bread, and gave thanks, broke it, and [while] giving it to his disciples, said, “Take, eat. This is my body.”
  27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks. He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, everyone.”
  28. For this is my blood of the new covenant which for many is shed for the forgiveness of sins.
  29. And [Now] I say to you that I shall not drink of this fruit of the vine henceforth until that day when I shall drink it anew in the kingdom of my Father.
  30. And singing they went forth to the mountain of Olives.
  31. Then Yesous said to them, “Ye shall be offended in me this very night. For it is written, “I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.”
  32. However, afterwards, I will rise again. I will go before you to Galiliyah.
  33. But Petros answering, said to him, “Even if everyone is offended in you, I shall never be offended.”
  34. Yesous said to him, “Verily I say to you, that in this very night, before the cock crows, you shall deny me thrice.
  35. And Petros said to him, “Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I shall not deny you.” And likewise said all the disciples.
  36. Then Yesous came with them into a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, Sit here while I go thither to pray.
  37. And he took Petros and two of the sons of Zebedaios, and he began to be grieved and deeply anguished.
  38. Then said he to them, “I am exceedingly sorrowful in my soul as unto death. Wait ye here, and watch with me.
  39. And going forward a little, he fell on his face and prayed, and said, “My Father, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you [will].
  40. And he came to his disciples and they had fallen asleep, and he said to Petros, “So you could not watch one hour with me?
  41. Watch and pray, so that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  42. Again, for the second [time] he went and he prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass from me, unless I drink it, your will become.
    43.. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
  43. And leaving them, he went away again, prayed for the third time saying the same words.
  44. Then he came to his disciples and he said to them, “Sleep ye on now henceforth. Rest and rest very well. Behold, the hour draws near and the Son of Man shall be delivered up into the hands of sinners.
  45. Arise, let us go to meet them. Behold, he draws near, the one who shall betray me.
  46. And while he was still speaking, behold, Youdas one of the twelve came, and with him, a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
  47. Meanwhile, the one to betray him, gave them a sign, saying, “Whosoever I shall treat affectionately [with a kiss] is he. Arrest him.
  48. And as soon as he came to Yesous, he said, “Greetings, Rabbi”, and kissed him.
  49. And Yesous said to him, “Comrade, is it for that ye are here? Then they came and laid their hands on Yesous, and with force took him.
  50. And behold, one of those with Yesou stretched out his hand, drew out his sword and struck the servant of the chief priest, cutting off his ear.
  51. Then, Yesous said to him, “Return your sword into its place. For everyone who takes the sword, shall perish by the sword.
  52. Or suppose ye that I am not able at this very moment to pray to my Father, and he shall set at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
  53. How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled? Since it must be in this way!
  54. In that same hour, he said to those in the crowd. Have you come as against a robber with swords and clubs to arrest me? Everyday I sat among you, teaching in the temple, and ye did not forcefully arrest me.
  55. However all these came to be, so that the writings of the past prophets might be fulfilled.”. Then, all his disciples departed from him and fled.
  56. And those who arrested Yesous led him away to Kaiaphas the chief priest, where the scholars and the elders [had] convened.
  57. But Petros followed him from a distance, until the courtyard of the high priest. And he went within and sat with the attendants to see the end.
  58. But the Chief Priest and the elders, and all those in the Sanhedrin [Council] sought false testimony against Yesou, so as to put him to death.
  59. And found none. Even though many false witnesses came [forward], they found nothing. But at last two false witnesses came.
  60. And said, This one affirmed, I am able to demolish the temple of God, and within three days, rebuild it.
  61. And the high priest rising, said to him, “Have you nothing to answer to what these ones witness against you?
  62. But Yesous remained silent. And the high priest answered saying to him, I put you to oath by the living God that you say to us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.
  63. Yesous said to him, “You have said it. Nevertheless, I say to you, from this moment, ye shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the most powerful one and coming over the clouds of heaven.
  64. Then the high priest tore his garment, saying, “That is blasphemy! Who still needs to have a witness? See now, you heard his blasphemy!
  65. What do you think? And they answered saying, “He is worthy of death!”
  66. Then they spat into his face and beat him, and others slapped him.
  67. They said, “Prophesy to us Christ, who is the one who struck you?
  68. Meanwhile, Petros sat outside in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Yesou of Galilaios.
  69. But he denied before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.
  70. And as he was going out into the porch, another girl saw him and said to those there, “This [one] also was with Yesou of Nazareth.”
  71. And again he denied with an oath that ”I know not the man.”
  72. And after a short while, they came to him, those standing by, and said to Petros, “Truly you are indeed one of them too, for even your speech betray you.
  73. Then he began to curse and to sware, that I know not the man. And immediately a cock crowed.
  74. And Petros remembered the rhema Yesou declared to him, “that before the cock crows, you shall deny me thrice. And going out, he wept bitterly.
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    Matthew 27 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB
  75. And when the morning came, they took counsel, all the chief priests and the elders of the people against Yesous, so as to put him to death.
  76. And they bound him, led him away, and delivered him to Pontios Pilatos, the governor.
  77. When Yudas saw the one he betrayed, that he was condemned, he regretted, [and] returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.
  78. He said, “I have sinned by betraying an innocent blood to death. But they replied, “What concern is that to us? You see to it.”
  79. And he flung the silver in the temple, he departed and went and hung himself.
  80. But the chief priests took the silver coins and said, “It is not right to put them into the sacred treasury, seeing it is the price of blood.”
  81. However, they consulted and bought with them, the land which was the field of the porter, for the burial of foreigners.
  82. Wherefore that field is called the field of blood until this very day.
  83. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Yeremias the Prophet saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the valuation, which they had valued before the children of Israel.
  84. And they gave them for the field of the Potter, just as the Lord commanded me.
  85. And Yesous stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying, “You, are you really the king of the Jews? But Yesous said to him, “You have said it.”
  86. And with this they accused him, from the high priests and elders, he answered not.
  87. Then Pilatos said to him, “Hear ye not how greatly they witness against you?
  88. And he answered him not, not even a word, insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
  89. Now, customarily during any festival, the governor sets free one of the prisoners to the crowd, whosoever they wished.
  90. And they had at that time a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
  91. Therefore when they were assembled together, Pilatos said to them, “Who do you wish I release to you? Barabbas or Yesous, the one which is called Christ?
  92. For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him.
  93. And as he sat down on the rostrum, his wife sent to him, saying, “You should have nothing to do with this righteous man. For I have suffered much this very day in a dream, because of him.
  94. But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd so that they asked for Barabbas, and to destroy Yesous.
  95. But the governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two, do you wish I release to you? And they said, “Barabbas.”
  96. Pilatos said to them, “What then shall I do with Yesous, the one called the Christ? They all said, “Crucify him.”
  97. But the governor said, “For what evil has he done? And they cried out the more, saying, “Crucify him.”
  98. And when Pilatos saw that he was gaining no benefit, but rather a tumult was happening, he took water, he washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous one. See ye to it.
  99. And they answered, all the people saying, “His blood be on us, and on our children.”
  100. Then he released Barabbas to them and Yesous to be scourged; he delivered him over, so that he would be crucified.
  101. Then the soldiers of the governor took Yesous to the court and gathered around him the whole company of soldiers.
  102. And they stripped him and put on him a scarlet garment.
  103. And they wove a crown of thorns, put it on his head, and a reed on his hand. And they knelt before him mocking him, saying, “Hail the king of the Jews.”
  104. And they spat on him, they took a reed and struck him on the head.
  105. And when they had mocked him, they took the scarlet robe off him and put on him his own garments . And they led him away to be crucified.
  106. But as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: Him they compelled to carry the cross.
  107. And they came to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, the place of skull.
  108. They gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall. And after tasting it, he would not drink it.
  109. And they crucified him, and divided his garments, they cast lots; that it might be fulfilled what was spoken by the Prophet, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
  110. And sitting down, they guarded him there.
  111. And they put over his head the written accusation: “THIS IS YESOUS. THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
    38.At that moment, two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
  112. And those who passed by, blasphemed him, shaking their heads [at him].
  113. And they said, “You destroyer of the temple, and in three days rebuild it, save yourself.! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
  114. Likewise also, the chief priests mocked him, together with the scholars and the elders saying,
  115. Others saved he. Himself he is not able to save. If he is the king of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we shall believe him.
  116. He trusted in God, let him rescue him now, if he will, for he said, “I am the Son of God.”
  117. And the robbers also, who were crucified with him also reviled him.
  118. And from the sixth hour, it became dark over all the land, until the ninth hour.
  119. And about the ninth hour, Yesous cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachtani”; that is, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”
  120. And some of those that stood there, when they heard that, said, “This one calls for Helias.
  121. And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, filling it also with vinegar, and put it on a reed, gave it to him to drink.
  122. But the rest said, Leave him, let us see if Elias will come to save him.
  123. But Yesous again cried out with a loud voice, he let go the spirit.
  124. And behold, the curtain of the temple tore into two, from top to the bottom. And the land shook, and even the rocks split open.
  125. And the tombs opened up, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep arose.
  126. And they came forth out of the tombs with his resurrection; they went into the holy city, and they appeared to many.
  127. And when the captain over a hundred soldiers and those with him, who were guarding Yesous, saw the earthquake, and those things that happened, they feared exceedingly, saying, “Truly, this is the Son of God!”
  128. And there were many women there who from afar were watching, who followed Yesous from Galiliyah to minister to him.
  129. Among them were Maria, the one referred to as Magdalene, and Maria, the mother of Yakobos and Yose, and the mother of the sons of Zebedaios.
  130. And when evening came, there came a rich man from Arimathaia named Yoseph, who also himself was a disciple of Yesou.
  131. He went to Pilato to ask for the body of Yesou. Then Pilatos commanded it to be delivered.
  132. And Yoseph taking the body wrapped it in clean linen [cloth].
  133. And laid it in his new tomb, which he had cut out of the rock. And he rolled a large stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.
  134. And in that place, Maria, the one referred to as Magdalene, and the other Maria sat opposite the tomb.
  135. On the morrow, which was after the preparation, they gathered together, the chief priests and the Pharisees to Pilatos.
  136. Saying, Sir, we remember while that deceiver wandered around he said, while still alive, “After three days, I shall rise up [again].
  137. Command ye therefore, that the tomb be safeguarded until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, steal him, and say to the people, “He has risen from the dead.” And the later deception be worse than the first.
  138. And Pilatos said to them, Ye have guards. Go make it secure as ye know how.
  139. And they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone, after which they set the guard.

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Matthew 28 – Authorised Lay Bible, ALB

  1. But after the close of the Sabbath, towards dawn into the first day of the week, Maria, the one referred to as Magdalene, and the other Maria, came to see the tomb.
  2. And behold, there was a great earthquake. For the angel of Lord came down from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.
  3. And his appearance was like lightning, and his raiment were brilliant white as it were snow.
  4. And from fear of him, the guards trembled, and they were as it were dead.
  5. But in response, the Angel said to the women, “Fear ye not. For I know that ye seek Yesous, the one crucified.
  6. He is not here, for he has risen just as he said. Come and see the place where the Lord was laid.
  7. And go ye quickly, say to his disciples, that he is risen from the dead. And behold, he will go forth to Galiliyah; There shall ye see him. See, I have told you.
  8. And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to report tidings of it to his disciples.
  9. And as they were going to report to his disciples, Yesous met them. He said, “Rejoice ye? And they came and with power grabbed him by the feet, and they worshipped him.
  10. Then Yesous said to them, “Fear ye not. Go ye to tell my brethren, that they should go to Galiliyah, and there shall they see me.”
  11. And as they were going, behold some of the sentry had gone into the city, bringing report to the chief priests all that had happened.
  12. And they assembled with the elders and not only took counsel, they gave enough silver to those soldiers.
  13. They said, “Say that his disciples came at night, stole him while we slept.
  14. And if the governor hears about this, we will pursuade him. So you do not have to worry.
  15. So they took the silver [money], did as they were instructed, and they spread the word widely among the Jews to this day.
  16. Meanwhile, eleven of the disciples went into Galiliyah, to the mountain Yesous had appointed for them [to meet].
  17. And when they saw him, they bowed worshipping him, but they doubted.
  18. But Yesous came and spoke to them, saying, All authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me.
  19. Go ye therefore, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
  20. Teaching them to keep all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold ye, I am with you all the time, even until the end of the age , Amen.

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