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The History of Palestine and Israel in the light of Hebrew Bible

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It came to pass in the days of Herod the king of Y’hudah, when Kayafa was Cohen HaGadol, that there came one, Yochanan by name, and immersed with the immersion of repentance in the river Yardan.
2. It was said of him that he was of the lineage of Aharon the cohen, a son of Z’kharyah and Elisheva: and all went out to him.
3. and he cried in the wilderness of Y’hudah.
4. saying, “Make you teshuva in your lives, for the Kingdom of Heaven is offered to come.”
5. And this is he, of whom Yesha’yahu spoke, saying:
“A voice crying, ‘in the wilderness Prepare you the way of YHWH, make straight in the desert, a path for our Elohim.'”
6. It came to pass that Yochanan was immersing; and there went out to him P’rushim and were immersed, and all of Yerushalyim.
7. And the garment of Yochanan was of camel’s hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was the locust and wild honey.
8. And they were immersed of him in the Yarden, and confessing their sins.
9. And when he saw many from the P’rushim and from the Tz’dukim, which came to his immersion, he said to them, “Generation of vipers, who has informed you to flee from the wrath to come?
10. Bring forth therefore the fruit in keeping with repentance:
11. And say not among yourselves, “Because Avraham is our father…for I say to you, that Elohim has the power to raise up sons of Avraham from these stones.”
12. And already the axe is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree which yields not good fruit will be cut down and cast into the fire.
13. Behold I am only immersing you in water to repentance, and he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry, and he will immerse you with the fire of the Ruach HaKodesh.
14. whose winnowing fork is in his hand, that he may clean his threshing floor, and gather his wheat into the granary, and he will burn up the chaff in unquenchable fire.”
15. It came to pass there was a certain man named Yeshua of about thirty years of age who chose us.
16. [And] behold, the mother of our Adon and His brothers said to him, Yochanan the immerser immerses for the remission of sins; let us go and be immersed by him.
17. But He said to them, what sin have I committed that I should go and be immersed by him? Unless perchance, the very words which I have said are [a sin of] ignorance.
18. When the people were immersed Yeshua also came and was immersed by Yochanan.
19. And when the Adon ascended from the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the whole fount of the Ruach HaKodesh in the form of a dove that descended and rested upon him.
20. And said to him, “My son, in all the prophets I was waiting for you, that you might come, and that I might rest in you. For you are my rest; and you are my firstborn son, who reigns forever.
21. You are my beloved Son, in you I am well pleased.” And Again, “I have this day begotten you.”
22. And immediately a great light shone round about the place. When Yochanan saw this, he said to him “Who are you Adon?”
23. And again a voice from Heaven rang out to him, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
24. And Yochanan fell down before him and said, “I beseech you Adon, immerse me.”
25. But he prevented him and said, “Permit it; for thus it is fitting that everything should be fulfilled.
1. Then Yeshua was led up by the Ruach HaKodesh into the wilderness in order that he might be tempted by HaSatan. As He said unto us “Even so did my mother the Ruach HaKodesh take me by one of my hairs, and carried me away unto the great mountain Tabor”.
2. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry.
3. And the tempter came, he said to him, “If you are the Son of Elohim, say that these stones be made bread.”
4. And Yeshua answered and said, “It is written, ‘For not by bread alone will man live, but by everything that proceeds from the mouth of YHWH will man live.'”
5. Then HaSatan took him up to Yerushalayim43, and set him on a turret of the Temple.
6. and said to him, “If you are the Son of Elohim, drop yourself down, for surely it is written, ‘For he will give his angels charge concerning you, to keep you in all your ways, upon the palms of their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.'”
7. And Yeshua answered him and said, “It is also written, ‘You shall not tempt YHWH your Elohim.'”
8. And again HaSatan took him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all from the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.
9. And said to him, “All these will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
10. Then said Yeshua to him, “Get yourself gone, adversary, for it is written, ‘YHWH your Elohim you shall worship, and him alone you shall serve.'”
11. Then HaSatan left him, and behold, angels drew near and attended him.
12. And after Yeshua had heard that Yochanan was imprisoned, he went to Galil;
13. And leaving Natzeret, he left and dwelt in K’far Nachum (which is a city by the sea, on the border of Z’vulun and Naftali).
14. To establish what was spoken by the mouth of Yesha’yahu the prophet, who said,
15. “Land of Z’vulun, and land of Naftali, the way of the sea, beyond Yarden, Galil of the Goyim;
16. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; the inhabitants of the land of the shadow of death, a light has shined upon them.”
17. And then began Yeshua to cry, saying, “Turn you, turn you, in repentance: for the Kingdom of Heaven is offered.”
18. And when Yeshua was walking by the sea shore of Galil, he saw two brothers, Shim’on who was called Kefa, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers.
19. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
20. And they immediately left the nets, and followed him.
21. And when he departed from there, he saw two other brothers, Ya’akov Ben Zavdai, and Yochanan his brother, in a boat with Zavdai their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22. And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.
23. And Yeshua went about all Galil, teaching in their synagogues, and announcing the good news of the Kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and pain among the people.
24. And the report of him went out to all the people, and they brought to him all that had any physical illness, or that had fallen into various ailments, and diseases, both epileptics and paralytics; and he healed them.
25. And there followed him great crowds from Galil, and from the ten towns, and from Yerushalyim, and from Y’hudah, and from beyond Yarden.
1. And when Yeshua saw the crowds, he went up to a mountain: and after he had sat down, and his talmidim approached him:
2. and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
3. “Happy are the poor of spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
4. Happy are the mourners, for they will be comforted.
5. Happy are the meek, for they will inherit the Land.
6. Happy are they, which hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
7. Happy are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.
8. Happy are the pure in heart, for they will see Elohim.
9. Happy are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of Elohim.
10. Happy are they which are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
11. Happy are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12. Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for persecuted they the prophets.
13. You are the salt of the earth, and if the salt has lost its savor, how will it be salted? it is afterwards good for nothing, but to be cast outside, and trampled by men.
14. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15. Neither do they obtain a lamp, to put it under a measure, but on a lamp stand; to give light to all that are in the house.
16. So let your light shine before the sons of men, in order that they may see your good works, to honor your Father, which is in heaven.
17. Think not that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets, I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill.
18. Truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one yud or one hook will pass away from the Torah, until they all be fulfilled.
19. And whoever shall abolish one of these least commandments, and shall teach the sons of men so, the same will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven. And whoever shall keep one of these least commandments, and shall teach the sons of men so, the same will be called greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
20. And I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the P’rushim and scribes, you will not come into the Kingdom of Heaven.
21. You have heard what was said to them of old time, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever commits murder, the same will be condemned to the judgment,’
22. but I tell you that whoever shall be enraged against his brother56, he will be condemned to the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘you are nothing!,” he will be condemned to the council of the synagogue. And whoever says to him, ‘You impious one’, he will be condemned to the fire of Gey Hinnom.
23. And whoever grieves the spirit of his brother is guilty of one of the greatest sins.
24. And if you present your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
25. leave your offering there before the altar, and go you first to atone to your brother, and then come and give your offering.
26. And never be joyful except when you look on your brother with love.
27. Come to terms with your adversary quickly, while you are with him on the way; lest HaSatan deliver you up to the judge, and the judge deliver you up to the officer, and you be cast into the jail.
28. Amen, I tell you, you will not go out from there until you have paid the last penny.
29. You have heard that it was said to them of old time, ‘ You shall not commit adultery,’
30. but I tell you, that whoever sees a woman and covets her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
31. And if your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you, for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, than that thy whole body should be cast into Gey Hinnom.
32. And if your right hand offends you, cut it off, and cast it from you, for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, than that your whole body should be cast into Gey Hinnom.
33. It was also said concerning him that would put away his wife, that he should write her a bill of divorcement, and give it to her, and send her away from his house,
34. But I tell you, that whoever shall put away his wife, except for the cause of fornication, commits adultery with her, and whoever takes her that is cast off commits adultery.
35. Again, you have heard that it was said to them of old time, ‘You shall not forswear yourself, but shall pay to YHWH your vow’,
36. but I tell you, you shall not swear by a confirming word; not by heaven, for it is Elohim’s throne,
37. and not by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; and not by Yerushalayim, for it is the city of the great king.
38. and you shall not swear by your head, in that you have no power to whiten one hair or turn it black again.
39. But let your words be, ‘Yes, yes’; ‘No, no’; for whatever is more than these words is of evil.
40. You have heard what was said, ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’.
41. but I tell you, that you not withstand evil; but if one would smite you on the right cheek, turn unto him the other.
42. And whoever wishes to contend you in judgment, and wishes to take from you your coat, leave him the cloak also.
43. And he that impresses you for one mile, go with him even two.
44. And whoever asks of you gives to him, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.
45. You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy’,
46. But I tell you, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which persecute you and despitefully use you;
47. in order that you may become the sons of your Father which is in heaven, who makes his sun to rise on the good and on the evil, and sends rain on the righteous and on the wicked.
48. For if you love only them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the transgressors do this?
49. And if you ask after the shalom of your brothers only, what do you exceed? do not even the Goyim do this?
50. You therefore be whole-hearted, like your Father which is in heaven, who is whole-hearted.
1. See that you not bestow your tzadakim before men, so that they may see you, for then you have no reward on the part of your Father, which is in heaven.
2. Therefore when you give tzedakah, do not blow a shofar before you, like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, in order that men may honor them.
3. Amen, I tell you that they have already received their reward. But you, when you give tzedakah, your left hand shall not know what your right hand does,
4. that your tzedakah may be in secret, and your Father which sees in secret will himself recompense you publicly.
5. And be not like the hypocrites when you pray, for they delight to stand in the assemblies and at the corners of the streets to pray, that men may see them. Truly I tell you that they already have received their reward.
6. But you, when you pray, enter into your chamber, and shut the door, and pray to your Father, which is in secret; and your Father, which sees in secret, will recompense you publicly.
7. And you, when you pray, multiply not words like the Goyim do, who think that in an abundance of words they will be heard.
8. But you do not be like them: for your Father knows what is needed for you, before you ask him.
9. And you: this way will you pray: Our Father, which is in heaven, Your name be set-apart.
10. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
11. Give us today our bread of tomorrow.
12. And forgive us our debts, like we release our debtors.
13. And let us not come into temptation, but deliver us from all evil: for yours is the Kingdom, and the might and the honor, forever and forever and ever. Amen.
14. For if you forgive men their sins, your Father which is in heaven will also forgive you your sins:
15. but if you forgive not men, neither will He forgive you your sins.
16. And you, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites: for they begrime and disfigure their faces that they may appear in the sight of men to fast. Amen, I tell you that they already have their reward.
17. But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
18. that you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which is in secret, who will recompense you publicly.
19. Lay not up for yourselves stores upon earth, and moth devour, and where thieves break through and steal,
20. but lay up for yourselves stores in heaven, where caterpillar and moth waste not, and where thieves do not steal,
21. for just where your store is, there your heart will be also.
22. The lamp of your body is your eye, if therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be in great light.
23. But if your eye is bad, your whole body shall be gloomy. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24. No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will love the one, and hate the other. You cannot serve Elohim and Mammon.
25. And therefore I tell you, be not anxious for your nefeshot, in what you will eat, or in what you will drink, or for your bodies, with what you will be clothed. Is not the nefesh more than food, and the body more than garment?
26. See the birds of the heavens, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into their granaries; yet your Father which is in heaven feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
27. And which of you by taking thought can add even a single cubit unto his stature?
28. Why, then, are you anxious about garment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, yet they toil not, neither do they spin.
29. Of a truth I tell you, that not even Shlomo in all his glory was so arrayed like one of them.
30. Therefore, if Elohim so clothes the herb of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more so you, of little faith?
31. Therefore be not anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘What will we wear?’
32. (For after all these things do Goyim seek) for your Father, which is in heaven, knows that you have need of all things.
33. Therefore, you seek at the first the dominion of Elohim, and all his righteousness; and all things will be added unto you.
34. And be not anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient to today is the evil thereof.
1. Judge not, and you will not be judged, condemn not, and you will not be condemned.
2. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with what measure you mete, it will be measured to you again.
3. And how [do] you see the splinter in your brother’s eye, but see not the beam that is in your own eye?
4. And how [do] you say to your brother, ‘Suffer it now brother, so that I may pull out the splinter out of your eye,’ and behold, a beam is in your own eye?
5. You hypocrite, pull out at the first the beam from your own eye, and then you will be able to see to pull out the splinter out of your brother’s eye.
6. Do not hang earrings on dogs, neither cast you pearls before swine, lest they trample them with their feet, turn again and rend them.
7. Ask, and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.
8. or everyone that asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks it will be opened.
9. He who seeks will not cease until he finds, and having found he will be amazed, and having been amazed he will resign, and having reigned he will rest.
10. And which of you, whose son will ask of him bread, his father will deliver to him a stone?
11. Or whose son will ask him for a fish, his father will put in his hand a serpent?
12. If you then, being evil, know how to seek to give good gifts to your children, how much more so your Father which is in heaven, which gives good gifts to them that seek of him and ask him?
13. Therefore whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the Torah and the Prophets.
14. Enter you in by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate, and wide the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be that go there.
15. How narrow is the gate, and narrow the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.
16. Be warned of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s garment, but beneath their garment they are <as full of deceit> as ravening wolves.
17. But by their fruits you will recognize them. Are grape clusters gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
18. Even so every good tree yields good fruit, but every bad tree yields bad fruit.
19. A good tree cannot yield bad fruit; neither can a bad tree yield good fruit.
20. But indeed, every tree that yields not good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.
21. And you, by their fruit you will know them.
22. Not everyone that says to me, ‘Adonai, Adonai,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of my Father, which is in heaven, the same will enter with me into the Kingdom of Heaven.
23. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Adonai, Adonai’, did we not eat and drink in your name and have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out shadim? And in your name done many powerful works?
24. And then will I profess to them, that I know them not. If you are in my bosom and do not the will of my Father which is in heaven, out of my= bosom will I cast you away. Depart from me, all you workers of Torahlessness.”
25. Whoever hears these my words, and does them, is comparable to a wise
man, which built his house upon a rock:
26. and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, it fell not, for it was based upon the rock.
27. And whoever hears these, my words, and does them not, is comparable to a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand,
28. and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew upon it, and beat upon the house, it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
29. And it came to pass, that when Yeshua had ended these words, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
30. for he was teaching as one having ability of his own, and not from the mouth of the scribes and P’rushim.
1. Then Yeshua had come down from the mountain; many people followed him.
2. And behold, there came one man, a leper and paid homage to him, saying, “If you desire, you can make me clean.”
3. Then Yeshua put out his hand, and touched him, and said “I do desire, be you clean.” And immediately he was cleansed from his leprosy.
4. And Yeshua said to him, “See [that] you tell no man, but go your way, and show yourself to the Cohen, and bring to him your offering, as Moshe commanded them for a testimony.
5. And when Yeshua had entered K’far Nachum, there drew near to him a centurion, and beseeched him, saying,
6. “My master, my son lies in the house, and he is paralytic, and greatly afflicted.”
7. And Yeshua said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8. But the centurion answered and said, “My master, I am not ready that you should come under my roof, but only speak a word, and my son will be healed.
9. For even I am placed under the authority of another man, and I have authority, and under me are valiant men, and if I say to this one, ‘go’, then he goes; and to another, ‘come’ then he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this’, then he does it.”
10. Now when Yeshua heard, he was amazed, and told them that followed him, “Amen, I tell you, I have not found such faith as this in Yisrael.
11. And I tell you that many will come from the east, and from the west, and will recline with Avraham, Yizchack and Ya’akov in the Kingdom of Heaven.
12. But the children of the kingdom will be cast into the darkness outside, and there will be crying and gnashing of teeth.”
13. And Yeshua said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, be it to you.” And the boy was healed the same hour.
14. And when Yeshua had come into Kefa’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in a continual burning fever.
15. And he touched her hand, and the burning fever left her, and she arose and served them.
16. And when it was evening, they brought to him many that were possessed by shadim, and he, by his word alone, cast out for them the spirits, and healed them that were in evil state.