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

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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, to establish what was spoken by Yesha’yahu be the prophet, who said, “He took our diseases, and our pains he carried.” Now when Yeshua saw great crowds surrounding him, he commanded his talmidim to go to the other side of the sea. Then one of the scribes approached, and said to him, “Rabbi, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Yeshua said to him, “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the heavens nests, but the Son of Man has no floor where he may lay his head.” And one of his talmidim said to him, “Give me leave until I bury my father.” But Yeshua answered him, “Come after me, and leave the dead to bury their dead.” And he went up into the ship, and his talmidim came after him. And, behold, there was a great storm at sea, and the ship was covered with the waves, but he himself was asleep. And his talmidim drew near to him, and awoke him, saying, “My master, save us lest we perish.” Then Yeshua said to them, “Why are you afraid, O little of faith?” Then he arose, and commanded the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
But the men were amazed, and said, “Who is this, that the winds and the sea hearken to him?” After this, Yeshua came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Girgashites, and there came to meet him two possessed of shadim coming out of the tombs, and they were exceedingly fierce, so that because of them no man could pass that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with you, Yeshua, you Son of Elohim? Why have you come here, to afflict us before the set time?” Now nearby was a herd of many pigs feeding. And the shadim beseeched him saying, “If you cast us out from here, send us away into the herd of pigs.” And, behold, the whole herd went with a rush and with great commotion, and precipitated themselves into the sea, and perished. Then the herdsmen fled, and came into the city, and told all these things, and also concerning those in whom were the shadim. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Yeshua, and when they saw him, they beseeched him that he would pass out of their coasts. And Yeshua went up into the ship, and departed from the other side of the sea, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man stricken with paralysis, lying on a bed, and when Yeshua saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Have faith, my son, for your sins are forgiven you.” And, behold, the scribes said among themselves, “Behold, he is a blasphemer.” And when Yeshua perceived their thoughts, he said, “Why think you evil in your hearts? For which is easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven you’; or to say ‘Arise and walk?’ But that you may know that a son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” (then said he to the paralytic), “Arise, and take up your bed, and walk into your house.” And he arose, and walked into his house. But when the crowds saw it thus, they were afraid, and gave honor to Elohim, which had given such power to the Son of Man.
And as Yeshua departed there, he saw one man, sitting in the customhouse, whose name was Mattityahu, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And it came to pass, as they sat down to eat in the house, behold, many transgressors and sinners came in and ate with Yeshua and his talmidim. And the P’rushim, seeing, they said to his talmidim, why does your teacher eat with transgressors and sinners? But when Yeshua heard, he answered, saying, “There is no need of a physician to heal the healthy, but to heal them that are sick.”Therefore, go you and learn what is written: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ for I have not come to call the rights, but the sinners.
Then approached him the talmidim of Yochanan, saying, “Why [do we] and the P’rushim fast often, but your talmidim fast not?” And Yeshua said unto them, “Can the sons of the bridegroom cry, as long as they have the bridegroom with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then will they fast. There is no one who would put a patch of worthless cloth upon an old robe, for he takes away its completeness from the robe, and his tear is made worse than before. Neither do they put new wine into worn out wine-skins, for the wine-skins would be split, and the wine spilled, but new wine they put into new wine-skins, and both are preserved.” And while he was speaking these words to them, behold one ruler of their synagogue drew near and paid homage, saying “My master, my daughter Miriam is but recently dead, but you come and lay your hand upon her, and she will live.”
And Yeshua arose, and followed him with his talmidim.
And, behold, Miriam, a woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, approached behind him, and touched the tzitzit of his garment, for she said within herself, “If I touch his garment only, I will be delivered.” But Yeshua turned, and when he saw her, he said, “Have faith, my daughter, for your faith has delivered you.” And the woman was delivered the same hour. And when Yeshua had obtained entry to the ruler’s house, and saw the pipers and dirge makers of the people, he said, “Withdraw, for the girl is not dead, but sleeps.” And they ridiculed him. But when the multitude was put out, he obtained entry, and took her by the hand, <and said, “Arise, arise, e “> and the girl arose. And this report went out to all that land. And when Yeshua passed over from there, there followed him two blind men, crying, and saying, “Take pity on us, O Son of David.” And when he had come into the house, the blind men drew near to him, and Yeshua said to them, “Believe you that I am able to do this for you?” and they said to him “Yes, I believe my master.”
Then touched he their eyes, saying, “according to your faith be it done to you.” And their eyes were opened, and Yeshua straightly charged them, saying, “See that no man knows this.” But they, when they went away, publicized the report of him in all that land. And as they went out, behold, they brought to him a man mute, and= possessed by a shad. But when the shad was cast out of him, he spoke, <and was no more mute, > and the crowds were amazed, saying “It was never so seen in Yisrael.” But the P’rushim said, “By the chief of the shadim he casts out the shadim.” And Yeshua went about all the cities, teaching in their synagogues, and declaring the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the crowds, he took pity on them because they were tired and powerless, as sheep, which have no shepherd. Then said he to his talmidim, “There is a plentiful harvest, but the workers are few, beseech you therefore the master of the harvest that he will send out the laborers to reap his harvest.”
And when he had called out his twelve < talmidim, > he gave the authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and disease. Now the names of the twelve emissaries are these: The first, Shim’on, who is called Kefa, and Andrew his brother; Philip, and Bar Talmai; Ya’akov Ben Zavdai, and Yochanan his brother; Toma, and Mattityahu, who was a transgressor; and Ya’akov [Bar] Chalfai, and Taddai, Shim’on the Zealot, and Y’hudah from the shore of Sk’riot, who delivered him up to death. And Yeshua sent out these twelve, and commanded them, saying, “Go you not in the way of the Goyim, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter you not; but go you to the lost sheep of the house of Yisrael. Go, and cry, saying ‘Turn you, turn you, for the Kingdom of Heaven is offered,’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out shadim, for nothing you have received, for nothing you will give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor lesser coin in your belts. Pack not for the journey, either two coats, or sandals, or a staff, for the laborer is worthy of his food. And into whatever city or town you will enter, enquire who in it is honorable, and there abide until you go out from there. And when you obtain entry into a house, ask after its shalom, <saying, ‘Shalom be with this house.’> And if this house be honorable, it will return to you your ‘Shalom’.
But any man who will not receive you, nor listen to the sound of your words, go away, outside of the house or city, and shake off even the dust from your feet. Amen, I tell you, it will be easier for the land of S’dom and ‘Amora in the day of doom, than for that city. Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be you therefore wise more than serpents, and simple as doves. Take care to yourselves of men, lest they deliver you up to the courts, and scourge you with whips in the assemblies, and you will be led unto officers and kings for my sake, or a testimony to them and the Goyim. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you will say, for it will be put into your mouths in that hour what you will answer. For it is not you that will speak, but the Spirit of your Father will speak in you. And the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son, and the sons will rise up against their parents, to cause them to be put to death.
And all men will hate you on account of my name, but he that endures to the end, the same will be saved. But when they persecute you in one city, flee you to another, Truly, I say to you, you will not have finished the House of Yisrael, until the Son of Man has come. There is no talmid above the teacher, nor servant above his master. But enough for the talmid that he be as his rabbi, and the servant as his master. If they have called the master of the house Ba’al Z’vuv, how much more the sons of the house? Fear them not therefore, for there is nothing covered, that will not be revealed, and hid, that will not be known. What I tell you in the darkness, that speak you in the light, and what you hear in the ear, that cry you from the roofs. And fear not them which kill the body, but cannot kill the nefesh, but fear you him which can destroy both nefesh and body in Gey Hinnom. Now the young boys of Galil were making birds of clay. And Yeshua fashioned there of twelve sparrows. And Yeshua clapped his hands together and cried out to the sparrows and said to them, “Go!” and the sparrows took their flight and went away chirping. Then he spoke saying: Are not two sparrows sold for the smallest coin? and one of them will not fall on the ground without your Father.
But the very locks of your hair are all numbered. Fear you not therefore, for you are better than many sparrows. Whoever therefore will confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I have come to send shalom on earth, I have not come to send shalom, but the sword. For I have come to separate a man from his father, and the daughter from her mother, and the daughter-in-law from her mother-in-law. And a man’s enemies will be the men of his own house. And whoever loves his father and mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy to be with me in the Kingdom of Heaven. And whoever takes not his gallows, and follows me, the same is not worthy of me. I choose for myself the most worthy; the most worthy are those whom my Father in heaven has given me.
Whoever finds his nefesh will lose it, and he that loses his nefesh for my sake will find it. Whoever receives you, the same receives me, and he that receives me the same receives him that sent me. Whoever receives the prophet in the name of a prophet, the same receives a prophet’s reward; and whoever receives the righteous man in the name of a righteous man, the same receives a righteous man’s reward. And he that gives to drink to one of these little ones, even a single cup of cold water, in the name of a talmid, amen, I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward.
It came to pass, when Yeshua had finished commanding his twelve talmidim, he passed over from there to teach and to proclaim in their cities. Now Yochanan when he heard, in the prison, the deeds of the Messiah, sent two of his talmidim, and said to him, “Are you he that is destined to come, or do we await another?” And Yeshua answered and said to them, “Go you and tell Yochanan what you have heard and seen; the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, the poor are made happy: and happy is he that is not offended in me.” And after these were departed, Yeshua began to speak to the crowds concerning Yochanan. “What went you out into the wilderness to see? Was it a reed shaken in the wind? But what went you out to see? Was it a man clothed in soft garment? Behold, they that are clothed in soft garment are in king’s houses. Only what went you out to see? The prophet? Yes, I say to you, he was more than a prophet. For he it is, concerning whom it was written: ‘Behold, I send my messenger, and he will clear the way before me.’ Amen I say, among them that are born of women there has not arisen a [one] greater that Yochanan the immerser, nevertheless he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. Only from the days of Yochanan the immerser until now the Kingdom of Heaven is constricted, and the forceful plunder it. For all the Prophets and the Torah prophesied concerning Yochanan. And if you will receive it, this is Eliyahu, which comes. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear. To what shall I compare this generation? It is compared to boys, which sit in the market, who call to their companions, and say, ‘We have played happily to you, and you have not danced, We have played sadly, and you have not lamented.’ For Yochanan came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘he is possessed by a shad.’ The Son of Man came both eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold the man is a glutton and a drunk, and a friend of transgressors and sinners.’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”
Then began he to rebuke the cities in which he showed many of his mighty works, because they turned not from their evil deeds. “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Beit Tzaidah! for if the fifty-three mighty works were done in Tzor and Tzidon, which were done in you, they would have turned from evil long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Surely I say to you, that it shall be easier for Tzor and Tzidon in the Day of Judgment, than for you. And you, K’phar Nachum, are you not exalted to the heavens? to She’ol will you be brought down, for if the mighty works were done in S’dom, which were done in you, perhaps it would have remained until this day. Of a truth, I tell you, that it will be easier for the land of S’dom in the day of doom, than for you.” At that time Yeshua answered and said, “I give thanks to you, O Father, Adon of heaven and earth, which has concealed these things from the wise and prudent, and has revealed them to the lightly esteemed. Yes, O Father, for so was your will before you. All has been given me by the Father, and no man knows the son but the father; neither knows anyone the Father except the son, and to whomever the son wills to reveal him. Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will satisfy you. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and downcast in spirit, and you will find rest for your nefeshot. For my yoke is gentle, and my burden easy.
At that time Yeshua went through the grain on the Sabbath, and his talmidim were hungry, and began to pluck the ears from the stalks, and to eat. But the P’rushim seeing, said, “Behold, your talmidim do that which is not right to do on the Sabbath.” But he said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, both he and they that were with him, for he entered into the House of Elohim, and did eat the show-bread, which was not lawful for him to eat them, neither for them which were with him, but only for the cohenim? Have you not read in the Torah, that the cohenim profane the Sabbath in the Temple, and are blameless? But I tell you, that here is greater than the Temple. But if you had known what it means, ‘For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’, you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is Adonai even of the Sabbath.” And when he had passed over from there, he entered into their synagogue. And behold, Melek, a man which had his hand withered praying “I was a mason seeking a livelihood with my hands: I pray you Yeshua, to restore me my health, that I may not beg meanly for food.”
And they asked him, saying, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to heal the sick?” And all this was that they might accuse him <before the beit din. > And he said to them, “What man among you, having one sheep that shall fall into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold on it, and lift it out? And is not a man better than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then said he to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored to health, like as the other.
Then the P’rushim went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him. But when Yeshua knew, he withdrew from there, and many multitudes followed him, and he healed them all, and commanded them that they should not make him known, in order that it might be established which was spoken by Yesha’yahu the prophet, who said: “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my nefesh delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will make righteousness to go out to the Goyim. He will not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed will he not break, and the dimly burning wick will he not quench; he will make the right go out according to the truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set right in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his Torah.” Then was brought to him one possessed by a shad, blind and mute, and he healed him, so that he was both to speak and to see. And all the crowds were amazed, and said, “Is he not the Son of David?” But when the P’rushim heard, they said, “He does not cast out the shadim, but by Ba’al Z’vuv the chief of the shadim.” And when Yeshua knew their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand, and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself, and how then will his kingdom stand? And if I by Ba’al Z’vuv cast out the shadim, by whom do your sons cast out?
Therefore they will be your judges. But because I am casting out the shadim by the Spirit of Elohim, then the Kingdom of Elohim has come to you. And how can a man enter into the strong man’s house to plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. Whoever is not with me, the same is against me, and whoever gathers not with me, the same scatters. And therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven the sons of men, but the blasphemy which is against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And every man that says a word against a son of man, it will be forgiven him, but he that says a word against the Ruach HaKodesh, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this world, or in the world to come. Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. Generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, being yourselves evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
The good man brings forth good things out of his good store, but the evil man brings forth evil things out of his evil store. And I tell you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they will render an account thereof in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Then certain of the scribes and of the P’rushim answered him, saying, “Rabbenu, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Yonah the prophet. For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the fish’s belly, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth. And the men of Nineveh will arise in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, because they repented at the proclaiming of Yonah, and behold, a [one] greater than Yonah is here. Meroe of Ethiopia, the queen of the south will arise in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the farthest parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Shlomo, and behold, a [one] greater than Shlomo is here.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, it goes through dry places, seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came out,’ and it comes, and finds it empty, and cleaned out with shovels, and adorned. Then it goes, and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter in and dwell there, so that the latter end of that man is worse than the beginning. Even so will it be to this wicked generation.” And as he continued to speak to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, and sought to speak with him. Then one said to him, “Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside.” But he answered him that told him [this], and said, “Which is my mother?
and who are my brothers?” And he stretched out his hand toward his talmidim, and said, “Behold, my brothers and mother and sisters, who do the will of my Father.” The same day Yeshua went out of the house, and sat by the seaside. And great crowds crowded him, so that he went up into the ship, and sat, and all the people stood on the seashore. And he spoke much to them in parables, and said, “Behold the sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed, some of them fell by the wayside, and the birds of the heavens came and ate them up. And others fell upon the rock, where there was not much earth, and outside they sprouted, because they had no depth in the earth.