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Hebrew Gospel of Matthew (Translated by George Howard)

 

 

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      [[[[Note that Jesus had commanded the message to men of all nations – not just the Jews.]]]] 

       

       

       

      [[[[Note the Quamran Scrolls view of the “Teacher of Righteousness” to have established the rules to live by that were set and immutable until his return.  Also note Jesus never claimed to be Divine, but a man – “that prophet” and the Son of Man and the Son of David and the son of the virgin.  Jesus never taught substitutionary righteousness – but that forgiveness is plentiful for those who wholeheartedly repent and then observe and do the will of God and abide in his Teachings of Righteousness.]]]]

       

       

       

      [[[[Jesus and John taught baptism for the remission of sins upon repentance to return to do as God had instructed – Prophecy is that God gives the Spirit to those who obey Him indeed – in fact, Ezekiel 37 says the Spirit writes His Law on our hearts that we might do it from our hearts.]]]]

       

      The core message of the Gospel is hope in the coming Kingdom, when the wicked have been judged and are ashes under the feet of the righteous and the righteous king rules from the throne of David in Jerusalem.  The core principles are as told in Micah – to live justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with God.  God never told man he had to have the same glory of God as told in “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  Living justly is to live by the justice God commanded of those who are “My people”.  We are also called to love mercy,  but were never told to put ourselves last or consider everyone above us or better than ourselves.  God taught equality and justice and mercy and truth.  The matter is to focus on reforming our conscience – our world view – to what God declares true and just and merciful – and not give preference in judgment towards the rich or the poor – but as we are able, to help those who are in need – especially “these, my brethren.”  We should turn in repentance to live as God decreed and then realize the reliability of His words of life and the reality of our hope in the coming Kingdom of God – faith is not blind.  Faithfulness is abiding in the word of God and the Teachings of Jesus (Yeshua), the coming King.  If you still have any doubt – consider in your heart the teachings of Jesus – start putting them into the reality of what you do – and see if God blesses you for honoring his words of life and living by God’s gracious instruction in righteousness.

       

      As God decreed to Cain, after the "fall", when we improve ourselves, and Jesus said this is by living by every word of God, we are both elevated towards God (forgiveness and restoration of proper relationship with Him)  and we experience life to the fullest.  Belief is not blind obedience.  Belief is coming to know and fully trust in the goodness and reliability of God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – the One True God who is faithful to His word and everlasting covenant.  Trusting God builds our relationship with Him and is the relationship He has desired man have from the beginning.  Jesus taught that “faith” is one of the weightier matters of the Torah that the people were not being taught by their Rabbi’s, Pharisees and Sadducees.  In the Dead Sea Scrolls a significant writing was about the meaning of a key verse to rather be about “faithfulness” rather than merely thinking “the just shall live by faith” to be “the just shall live by his faithfulness.” Instead of being purposeless little husks of seed wandering around in life, looking for what can make us grow to become something we sense within us, we come to see and know the life He desires for “My people” through His gracious words of life – as we do whatsoever He (Yeshua as “that prophet” of God) instructs us, new life begins that has purpose, meaning and definition as did those before us, such as Adam, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  And we need to grow and have root in ourselves to sustain this life – we cannot just hear and accept it and then dry up, wither and die because we had no root in ourselves.  We are called to be faithful all our lives, in fact, we are warned to be faithful because God is just and righteous.  In all His ways He is true.  His warnings through Moses and the Prophets still stand true – the righteous man who turns to do evil, his righteousness will not be remembered or somehow blot out his  later doing evil (as with Solomon).  It’s given also that the unrighteous man who turns to do righteousness will not have his previous evil held against him.  This is because God is just, and the matter is being faithful till death – just as Yeshua exampled and taught, and as exampled by the history in the Holy Scripture.  God said He will not impute to the righteous the sins of the wicked – Jesus never taught that his righteousness is imputed to anyone else – not in Matthew – and the Hebrew Matthew as the accepted Gospel by Jesus’ disciples for at least three hundred years.

       

      Those from Adam till Noah had the Zodiac as prophecy, the book of Enoch which foretold the end times and is a message for today, and Abraham likely had the book of Job to inform them about the truth of God, rather than the musings of men who pretend to know about God and why bad things happen to good people.  As God said in Exodus – He allows trials to come our way to see if we will obey Him – or not.  It should be evident that I Enoch was removed from the Jewish Scripture because the Christians used it to support their belief in Jesus as the Christ – the Christians deleted it because it would identify the commonly held “Evangelical” gospel to be in error, as the works and behavior of the “righteous” who endure to life eternal are known by their works of righteousness as the pathway to life eternal – just as Yeshua taught to be true.  In fact, Revelation ends on the note that hope is given by right – not by faith or grace.  Faith is not the gift of God, faith and faithfulness is the response of a righteous person to the goodness and reliability of God - the Creator or created Adam and Eve in His image.  It may also be noted that in the Hebrew Scripture God is masculine and the Holy Spirit of God feminine?  Perhaps some with more knowledge of the Hebrew text can ensure this is so - or not.


      Significant errors exist in the Greek texts, such as the statements of God to Adam, Eve and Satan say "seed" in plural - not singular.  God never said one Divine God/Man was going to crush the head of the Serpents seed - who are just as plural as the seed of the woman.  It's time to wake up and do what God said to do if you love Him and want to have hope to be counted worthy of attaining life eternal in a world without sin.

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      Some question of 1:1-23 in original – included with some comment.  Shem-Tob (1400 CE) wrote after Hebrew revision of Masoretic text in 900 CE and reports from early Christian detractors about contents is kept in with some comment.  For further discussion of New Testament (NT) canon development see Appendix “B” of “Jesus’ Words Only.”  This account has many reasons to indicate it is pre-Greek, but is not without alteration.  It also exposes some of the six Syriac revisions prior to 150 CE of the NT and two revisions of the OT translations from Hebrew texts. Jews claim Christian Greek OT was none of their doing, as the original LXX was destroyed in a fire and was poorly done.   Therefore it is extremely important to note the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible account as the Scripture of Jesus’ day as it is available – this will also help identify alterations of Matthew and other books in the NT which will prove false doctrine comes from false scripture. {Mainly by focusing on who altered the words of God – VS – who didn’t].  Due to the “revisions” of Matthew completed prior to 150 AD, the ancient Aramaic of 160 AD is suspect.  This is the most complete account found of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew – and is obviously unpaganized by Roman and Syriac influence.  Since Jews had no need to paganize or deify Jesus into “Co-Creator” of the Universe, and as can be seen in the account – his apostles/disciples never testified Jesus to be anyone but “that prophet” foretold by Moses and to ascend to heaven as did Elijah, who must suffer, die and resurrect to fulfill all that was written of him, and to whom all authority would be given that could be given to any man. [Names claimed: Son of David, That Prophet, Son of man – and Moses deferred to his words that “whosoever will not hear whatsoever he hath to say” would be cut off from the brethren.]  This appears to be “this gospel” Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24, that would be testified to the nations, and then the end would come.  Take heed to where we have believed false prophets, false scribes, false apostles, or whoever dared to alter the words of God.  Why did those before us not know these things?  It’s time to demand we are given the truth – not lies.

       

      We should all thank the LORD God for preserving the text via Shem Tob, and it’s translation by George Howard, that we might know the truth that will set us free from the prison house to freedom as found in the true love of God that can only be known through a love that is faithful to Him and seeking to do His will – as exampled and taught by Master Yeshua, “that prophet”, Son of David, son of man – the one that those of Quamran were waiting for – the “Teacher of Righteousness”  and coming Messiah who will establish the Kingdom of God as prophesied since Adam and Eve.

       

      Chapter 1

       

       

       

      1.  These are the generations of Jesus, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
      2. Abraham begot Isaac and Isaac begot Jacob; Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
      3. Judah begot Pere and Zarah from Tamar; Pere begot Hezron; Hezron begot Ram.
      4. Ram begot Amminadab; Amminadab begot Nahshon; Nahshon begot Salmon.
      5. Salmon begot Boaz from Rahab the harlot; Boaz begot Obed from Ruth and Obed begot Jesse.
      6. Jesse begot David; David begot (Solomon) from the wife of Uriah.
      7. Solomon begot Rehoboam; Rehoboam begot Abria; Abia begot Asa.
      8. Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram; Joram begot Uzziah.
      9. Uzziah begot (Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, Ahaz begot) Hezekiah.
      10. Hezekiah begot Manasseh; Manasseh begot Amon; Amon begot Josiah.
      11. Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers in the Babylonian exile.
      12. (After the Babylonian exile) Jeconiah begot Shealtiel; Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel.
      13. Zerubbabel begot Abihud; Abihud begot (Eliakim; Eliakim begot Azor.
      14. Azor begot Zadok; Zadok begot) Achim; Achim begot Elihud.
      15. Elihud begot Eleazar; Eleazar begot Mattan; Mattan begot Jacob.
      16. Jacob begot Joseph.  This Joseph was the husband of Mary (the mother of Jesus) who is called the Messiah, that is, Christ.
      17. (So all the generations from Abraham unto David were fourteen generations and from David unto the Babylonian exile were fourteen generations and from the Babylonian exile unto Jesus were fourteen generations. [Genealogy was given to establish him to be the “shoot” arising out of the root of the tribe of Judah and David  that was prophesied]
      18. The birth of Jesus was in this way: It came to pass when his mother was betrothed to Joseph, before he knew her, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
      19. Joseph was a righteous man and did not wish to dwell with her nor expose her by bringing her to shame or to bind her over to death.  He rather wished to conceal her.
      20. While he thought on this matter in his heart, behold an angel appeared unto him in a dream and said: Joseph son of David do not fear to take your wife Mary because she is pregnant by the Holy Spirit. [[of the seed of the woman and the offspring of David]]
      21. She will bear a son and you will call his name Jesus because he will save my people from their sins. [[The name “Yeshua” means “salvation” – to turn God’s people away from their iniquity (Lawlessness) to do what God had instructed (Torah/instruction in righteousness) – bringing them to repent from their heart to then live justly by the Instructions of God and distinguish between that which is good and evil, and secular versus holy.]]
      22. All this was to complete what was written by the prophet according to the Lord:
      23. Behold the young woman is conceiving and will bear a son and you will call his name Emmanuel, that is, God with us. [[[There is no prophecy of human sacrifice by the Messiah to cover the sins of Israel or the nations – Isaiah did prophecy of one who was going to make the Torah honorable for Gentiles to also keep – Isaiah 42.  Isaiah’s son of Isaiah 7 was never noted for doing anything – thereby the prophecy remained unfulfilled of the one to whom it would be considered “God with us” – the unique Prophet that Moses foretold to come and hear “whatsoever he saith unto you”.  If Jesus spoke the words of God as no other prophet – and was directly inspired in his teachings as no other prophet – by the direct indwelling (Anointed of God) of the Spirit to speak what God declared to him – this could be the correct understanding of his role and substantiate the need to know and do whatever he taught, as God confirmed his words by great signs, just as He had done for Moses – who was also called to be “God” to Aaron and Pharaoh.]]]
      24. Then Joseph awoke from his sleep and did according to all which the angel of the Lord commanded him and took his wife.
      25. But he did not know her until she bore her firstborn son and he called his name Jesus.

       

       

       

      [If Yeshua means “Salvation”, could any other passages in the Hebrew Scripture that use the word “salvation” be considered prophecy of Yeshua?]

       

      Chapter 2

       

      1. It came to pass when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judah in the days of Herod the king, behold astrologers came from the East to Jerusalem saying:
      2. Where is the king of the Jews who has been born.  We have seen in the East and have come with important gifts to worship him.
      3. Herod the king heard and was dismayed and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him.
      4. So he gathered all his nobles and inquired from them if they knew where the Messiah would be born.
      5. They answered him: In Bethlehem Judah, as it is written according to the prophet:
      6. You Bethlehem Judah, Ephrathah, land of Judah, behold you are insignificant among the clans of Judah; from you shall come forth to me one to be ruler in Israel. [Micah 5:2]
      7. Then King Herod called the magicians in secret and asked them well concerning the time the star appeared to them.  [Prophecy in Daniel was known to them, and they knew the timing and had come to seek him out.  To date Daniel is in the “writings” of the Hebrew Scripture – not the “Prophets;” Isaiah was also altered in the MT]
      8. He sent them to Bethlehem and said unto them: Go and inquire well concerning the child and when you find him inform me.  I also will go to him to worship.
      9. They harkened unto the king and went and behold the star which they saw in the East was going before then until they came to the place.  When they entered Bethlehem, it stopped before the place where the child was.
      10. When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
      11. They came into the house, found him and his mother Mary, knelt before him, worshipped him, opened their sacks, and brought to him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, that is, mira. [coming king, role to “My people”, foretold death on the cross, and one who was to “ascend to the Ancient of Days and return in judgment/rule.  See 1 Enoch and the three parables – starting at 1 Enoch 38; Daniel 7:9, 13, 14; 9-11; Mt. 25:31; 26:64, and called out of Egypt – Hos. 11:1 and stem of Jesse Is. 11:1-5.] [[Hosea 11 is an example to see God first called Israel “My son”, and it also spoke of Jesus (Yeshua) as the unique son foretold and fulfilled again here in Matthew’s account.  Hosea 11:1, JPS; “When Israel was a lad I loved him, and since Egypt I have been calling out to My son.”
      12. Then they were commanded in a dream by the angel who spoke to them not to return to Herod; so they returned to their land by another route.
      13. As they were going, behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph saying: Arise, take the boy and his mother, flee to Egypt and stay there until I tell you, because Herod will seek the boy to kill him.
      14. So he took the boy and his mother
      15. And was there until Herod died, to fulfill [complete]what was spoken by the prophet: Out of Egypt I called my son. [Israel was said to be “My son,”(Ex. 4:22) but Yeshua as the unique “son” and “Son of Man”was shown approved, by God through his Testimony/Teachings, miracles, resurrection and ascension to the “Ancient of Days”- thereby making the prophecy complete – fulfilled of Isaiah 11:1-4 = Israel first as a nation (Ex. 4:22), then Deut. 18:15-18 in a specific person to “complete”, “that prophet,”  the Torah and Prophets foretelling.]
      16. Then Herod saw that the magicians had mocked him and was very displeased.  Being grieved at heart, he commanded that word be sent to all his princes to kill all the male children who were in Bethlehem and its borders who had been born from the time when the magicians spoke to him concerning the birth of the boy. [note difference between astrologers and magicians][[the telling about Moses, the telling about Jesus – complete]]
      17. Then was fulfilled that which Jeremiah the prophet spoke:
      18. A voice was heard in Rama, lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, etc.  [ Jeremiah 31:15, or 31:14 in JPS.  Shem-Tob took liberty with the text before him] [[Note Jeremiah 30 and 31 regarding the regathering of Israel when they turn to God with their whole heart – in repentance to hear “that prophet”.]]
      19. It came to pass when King Herod died, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
      20. saying: Arise, take the boy and his mother and go to the land of Israel, because those who were seeking the boy to kill him are dead.
      21. So he arose, took the boy and his mother, and they returned to the land of Israel.
      22. Then he heard that Horeanus, his name is Argelaus, reigned in Judah in the place of Herod his father, and he feared to go there.  So the angel of the Lord urged him in a dream that he should turn unto the land of Gilgal.
      23. He came and dwelt in a city called Nazarith in order to fulfill what the prophet said: He shall be called Nazareth.  [See footnotes in the AENT of the relationship of the word for shoot – netzer – being at the root, and the point being Jesus was the shoot of Jesse.  Possibly the text Shem-Tob had was already mistranslated or altered.  This might also be to view Yeshua’s teaching to them and being a great light to them to be the literal completion of the prophecy in Isaiah 11: 1-5?  Netzer prophecy is also in Zodiac.  Zodiac references a separate study of “The Gospel of the Stars” by Joseph Seiss, 1884.]

       

      Chapter 3

       

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        1. In those days came John the Baptizer preaching in the wilderness of Judah.
        2. He said: Turn in repentance, for the kingdom of heaven is about to come,
        3. to fulfill what was said by Isaiah the prophet: A voice of one crying in the desert prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness a path for our God.         [Is. 40:3; then followed to Yeshua in chapter 42]
        4. Behold John was clothed with the hair of camels and black leather girded his loins and his food was locust [AENT turnips] and the honey of the forest. [Locust VS turnips may be evidence the text of Shem-Tob was altered, but it has no impact on the Teachings of Yeshua (Salvation).  Elijah wore animal skin, and it perhaps John did too – as “clothed with the hair of camels” might be camel skin  clothing with the hair still on the skins, and Israel should have recognized this easily from what was written of Elijah in I and II Kings.]
        5. Then they came out to him from Jerusalem, from all Judah, and from all the kingdom round about the Jordan, [It does not say river – was it the river valley area to the South, near the wilderness – near Quamran?]
        6. And at that time were confessing their sin and were baptizing in the Jordan because of his word. [Does not say Jordon River – Quamran and large spring was likely the place Jesus was baptized by John, and links Quamran scrolls to community John was from?]
        7. He saw that many of the Pharisees, that is, Pharizei, and Sadducees came to his baptism and he said to them, Offspring of serpents, who taught you to flee from the wrath to come from God?
        8. Produce the fruit of perfect repentance. [see DSS Quamran community separation from Jerusalem due to what they saw as apostacy and the need to separate themselves in preparation for the “teacher of righteousness” they believed soon to some – and testimony of John the Baptist to Jesus (Yeshua).]
        9. Do not say in your heart: Abraham is our father.  Truly I say to you that God is able to raise up his son Abraham from these stones.  [In the regeneration God does not require bones to resurrect even Abraham – the valley of dry bones is a prophecy of the nation of Israel.  God had already told Israel of their false security in blood sacrifices if they were not living as He instructed and decreed. Not living as He taught them - ignoring His justice and mercy made their sacrifice and prayers a stench in His nose that He hated.  See the minor prophets.]
        10. Already the axe has reached the root of the tree; the one which does not produce good fruit will be cut down and burned in the fire.  The crowds asked him: if so what shall we do?  John answered them: He who has two shirts let him give one to him who has none.  So the people came to be baptized. Many asked him: “What shall we do?  And he answered them: Be anxious for no man and do not chastise them, and be pleased with your lot.  And all the people were thinking and reckoning in their circumcised heart: John is Jesus. [“that prophet” foretold by Moses in Deut. 18:15? minor alteration?]
        11. John answered all of them: Behold I truly baptize you in the days of repentance; but another comes mightier than I, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unfasten.  He will baptize you with the fire of the Holy Spirit. [Not by fire and the Holy Spirit] [[See the reason God said He would send His Spirit in Ezekiel 37  to write His word on the heart to cause doing what He instructed – not to feign miracles and speaking in tongues as the end of Mark says – Matthew and Mark teach different gospels, as testified to by different conclusions.]]
        12. His winnowing fork is in his hand to fan his threshing floor and he will gather the grain into his granary and the straw he will burn with fire which is not quenched. [Mal. 3:3]
        13. Then came Jesus from Galilee the Jordan to be baptized by John.
        14. But John was doubtful about baptizing him and said: I should be baptized you, and you come to me?
        15. Jesus answered and said to him: Permit it, because we are obliged to fulfill all righteousness; then John baptized him.
        16. Immediately when he came up from the water, the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and it dwelt upon him.  Then behold a voice from heaven was saying: This is my son, my beloved, he is loved very very much and my pleasure is in him. [Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 42:1] [[Jesus received the Spirit at baptism, a foretelling of the promise recorded in Acts 2:38 by Peter – that the disciples of Jesus would also receive the Spirit to comfort and guide them in the truth and righteousness God desires of “My people” – the Spirit and the Word work together to both elevate and create what God knows we can become – those who are truly His people who do His works as light and salt to the earth – to give and preserve life as God has always instructed from the beginning.  Jesus taught sanctification was by the word of God – not by his blood – his unjust death should cause us to repent to do justice and mercy;  to turn us from iniquity to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God and our fellow man.]

       

       

       

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        1. Then Jesus was taken by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan.
        2. He fasted forty days and forty nights and afterwards was hungry. [Satan means “accuser.”  Those who accuse falsely are satans.]
        3. The tempter drew near and said to him: if you are the Son of God say that these stones should turn into bread.  [Israel was called “son” of God, and “the” son would be the unique “that prophet” of Deut. 18 and Isaiah 42.]
        4. Jesus answered and said to him: It is written: not by bread alone, etc. [Here we see the text was cut short by Shem-Tob – for the sake of continuing the narrative the AENT is supplied: “It is written that the son of man does not live by bread alone, but by all the Words that proceed from the mouth of Elohim.” Deut. 8:3. We should note that after the “fall”, God informed Cain that he would be forgiven (elevated) by improving himself – not by blood sacrifice.  The whole “fallen man” as incapable to do good or find favor with God by improving himself defies the word of God.  Babies are not sinners.  Men who refuse to obey God are.]
        5. Then Satan took him to the holy city, placed him on the highest point in all the temple
        6. And said to him: If you are God, jump down, for it is written: he has commanded his angels in regard to you to keep you in all your ways, etc. [[It appears Shem-Tob was having issue to even copy the foundational Teachings as it existed in the Hebrew Matthew – again he cuts it short – and even inserted the idea of “if you are God”, which was never claimed by Jesus or Psalm 91:11-12 – but was claimed by Paul and his disciples who hi-jacked the faith as taught by Jesus.  This is one to be careful with the words of God that one does not pit one of His instructions against another.  The point is to be within the parameters of the word of God that we not live outside His instruction and declaration.  For the sake of continuing the narrative of his teachings, the AENT is supplied to maintain the Testimony of Jesus:]  …6. And said to him, “If you are the son of Elohim, cast yourself down for it is written that his Messengers he commands concerning you, and upon their hands they will bear you up that your foot should not strike upon a rock.]] [[[DSSB Psalm 91:11-12; “For he will give orders to his angels concerning  you, to guard you in all your ways.  In their hands they will lift you up, so that you do not strike your foot against a stone.]]]
        7. Jesus answered him again: You shall not tempt the Lord your God. [Deut. 6:16]
        8. So Satan took him to an exceedingly high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the earth and their glory
        9. And said to him: All these things I will give to you if you bare your head to me. [submit to Satan’s ways of twisting the words of God?]
        10. Then Jesus answered him: Go Satan, that is Satanas, for it is written: “I will pray to the Lord and him only you will serve. [[Again, questionable account by Shem-Tob, so the AENT is supplied: Then Y’shua said to him “Leave enemy, for it is written that you will worship Master YHWH your Elohim and Him alone you will serve.” Deut. 6:13]]
        11. Then Satan left him and behold angels drew near to him and ministered to him.
        12. It came to pass in those days Jesus heard that John had been delivered up to prison, so he went into Gilgal.
        13. He passed by Nazeral and dwelt in Capernaum-Raithah, that is Maritima, on the outskirts of the Land of Zebulun.
        14. In order to fulfill that which Isaiah the Prophet said:
        15. Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way of the Sea, beyond the Jordon, Galillee of the gentiles.
        16. The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light, those who dwell in the land of deep darkness a light has shined upon them. [Isaiah 9:1 (8:23) 9:3 (9:2) 9:10]  Some Jews claim Jesus only went to the Jews, but this proves early on that he went to the Gentiles.  Isaiah 42 also speaks of one who was to be a light to the Gentiles to show them it is honorable to keep the Torah (instruction in righteousness) of God – of which the Ten Declarations were given for all men – as were the standards of right and wrong;  justice and mercy; knowing who He shows kindness towards (My people VS My enemies) and knowing what God declared Holy VS common. It appears to me that the whole “Noahite Law” is a fabrication.]]
        17. Henceforth Jesus began to preach and to say: Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near. [God was to be their King, but Israel spurned God and wanted an earthly king as the other nations.  God had told them His Kingdom was near them – not some distant place – if they would simply and faithfully seek to do His will, as did Abraham – recall the words of God on this vital point: Psalm 91 and Deuteronomy 30:14.  There is no need to bother with the twisting of Romans 10:8 by the false apostle.  Jewish folk should look into the alterations of the words throughout Isaiah evidenced as the DSSB footnotes – over 1000 changes!?]
        18. Jesus went along the shore of the sea of Galilee and saw two brothers, Shimon, who is called Simon, also called Petros, and Andrea his brother casting their nets into the sea because they were fishermen.
        19. He said to them come after me and I will make you fish for men.
        20. So they left their nets in that hour and went after him.
        21. He turned from there and saw two other brothers, James and John, brothers who were sons of Zebedeel, that is Zabadao and Zabadah, and their father in a boat setting up their nets and he called them.
        22. They hastened and left their nets and their father and followed after him.
        23. Then Jesus went around the land of Galilee teaching their assemblies and preaching to them the good gift, that is, mavangeleo, of the kingdom of heaven and healing all the sick and every disease among the people.
        24. So a report about him went into all the land Syria and they brought unto him all those who were sick from various kinds of deceases, those possessed by demons, those who were terrified by an evil spirit and those who shook, and he healed them. [Jesus did more works than all the previous prophets of God – healing physical decease, demon possession, control over nature, raising the dead, and raising from the dead himself, and finally, ascending to the Ancient of Days as he prophesied he would – the claim he made later in Matthew that the Jews considered blasphemy and who gathered false witnesses to say he claimed to be the Son of God – in Matthew was said to be the false charge.  Jesus mainly came to call us from iniquity to do the will of God, which is why he emphasized his Teachings being from God, - Isaiah 42.  Pay very close attention to this – did Jesus teach the need for faithfulness to God through living rightly as God taught and instructed – or did he teach the Law was done away with because He fulfilled it and became to once for all human sacrifice to pay the price of sin for all men? (Doing the works of God, or faith alone?)]
        25. Many followed him from Kapoli and Galilee, from Jerusalem, Juda, and across the Jordan.

       

      ***Supporting passages for teachings in Chapter 5 to show his teachings are according to the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.

       

      Chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount

       

      Chapter 5

       

      1.       It came to pass after this when he saw the crowds that he went upon the mountain and sat down.  Then his disciples (came to) him

       

      2.       And he opened his mouth and spoke to them saying:

       

      3.       Blessed are the humble of spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Is. 57:15; 66:2

       

      4.       Blessed are those who wait for they shall be comforted. Is. 66:2; 66: 10-12

       

      5.       Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Ps. 37:11; 149:4

       

      6.       [missing – AENT supplied]: Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness because they will be satisfied. Ze. 2:3; Ps. 11:3-7; Is 56:1-8; 66:11-12.

       

      7.       [missing – AENT supplied]: Blessed are they who are merciful because mercies will be upon them. Ps. 18:25; 2 Sa. 22:6

       

      8.       Blessed are the innocent of heart for they shall see God. Ps.24:4; 51:10-13; 15: 1-5

       

      9.       Blessed are those who pursue peace for they shall be called sons of God. Is. 26:12; Ps:122:8; 72:3-7.

       

      10.   Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Ps.38:20; Is. 66:5

       

      11.   Blessed are you when they persecute and revile you and say against you all kinds of evil for my sake, but speak falsely. Ps. 119:85-87; La. 3:22-23.

       

      12.   Rejoice and be glad for your reward is very great in heaven, for thus they persecuted the prophets. Ps. 37; 89:19-29. [Review historical record in the entire OT to verify that God was calling them to repent and live righteously – according to His instruction.]

       

      13.   At that time Jesus said to his disciples: You are salt in the world.  If the salt is neutralized in regard to its taste with what will it be salted?  It is fit for nothing but to b cast outside to be trampled under foot. Ps. 18; 37.

       

      14.   You are light in the world.  A city built upon a hill cannot be hidden.

       

      15.   They do not light a lamp to place it in a hidden place where it cannot shine; but they place it upon a lamp stand so that it might shine for all in the house.

       

      16.   Thus let your light shine before every man to show them your good deeds which are praised and glorified before your Father who is in heaven. Ex. 10-20. [Consider the righteous until Abram were not “Jews” or “Israel”, but men who feared God and lived circumspect lives in faithfulness to Him and teaching their children the pathways given by God.  It was not until Jesus (Yeshua) that we find the call to make disciples of His pathways as taught in Matthew – which was soon overshadowed and confused by alteration of and addition to what Christians call the “New Testament” – a term curiously used by the first heretic – Marcion.] [[All three Abrahamic faith divisions divide over who Jesus was – then further divisions were introduced by Saul/Paul.]]

       

      17.   At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Do not think that I came to annul the Torah, but to fulfill it. Du. 4, 12, 13, 18, 34. Lev. Gen. Num. Ex. Nu. *Exodus 20; Is 42.

       

      18.   Truly I say to you that until heaven and earth depart not one letter or dot shall be abolished from the Torah or the Prophets, because all will be fulfilled. [[Ps. 89; Torah established as an eternal and everlasting covenant – Genesis through Deuteronomy]].

       

      19.   He who shall transgress one word of these commandments and shall teach others, shall be called a vain person in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever upholds and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

       

      20.   At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Truly I say to you, if your righteousness is not greater than the Pharisees and the sages, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

       

      21.   Have you not heard what was said to those of old: You shall not murder and whoever murders is guilty of a judgment of death? [[Exodus 20]]

       

      22.   But I say to you, he who angers his companion is guilty of judgment; he who calls his brother inferior shall be guilty of judgment before the congregation; he who calls him a fool is guilty of the fire of Gehenna. [The principle is what leads to sin, and to cut off the practice before we trespass.  Note Jesus teachings about being angry without cause, as the aim is to not give cause for offence that could lead to murder among brothers, as was the case with Cain and Abel – to say we believe we have been offended and discuss it – work it out between parties, and if necessary to be established by witnesses when a brother is not being just, right, or fair.]

       

      23.   If you should offer your gift at the altar and remember that you have a quarrel with your companion and he is complaining about you because of this matter,

       

      24.   Leave your gifts there before the altar and go to appease him first and afterwards offer your gifts. [[Later prophets warning that sacrifices were useless if they weren’t living by His standards of justice and righteousness, which includes what God said is just restitution.]]

       

      25.   Then Jesus said to his disciples: See that you hasten to appease your enemy while you are walking with him in the way lest he deliver you to the judge and this judge delivers you to the servant to put you into prison.[Context is the Jewish court that met to take matters to the priests to decide a case, which would be binding is Torah instruction – their ruling would be as binding as the word of God.  This practice seems to have been  abandoned well before the Babylonian exile.]

       

      26.   Truly I say to you, you will not come out from there until the last piece of money is given.  [This is in context with the Torah of God – not man-made rulings.  If someone invents wrongs that are against the Instruction of God – this passage would be against them. ((as in Pharisee charges against Jesus disciples breaking man-made traditions.))]

       

      27.   Again he said to them: You have heard what was said to those of long ago: You shall not commit adultery. [Exodus 20 and supporting passages in the Torah, Leviticus]

       

      28.   But I say to you that everyone who sees a woman and covets her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. [Heading off sin at the root cause, but note “adultery”, which the Law gave definition, and he was speaking of lusting after other mens wives.]

       

      29.   If your right (eye) seduces you, put it out and cast is from you. [severe repentance and prevention – No record that this was to be literally taken, but is an obvious over statement to make the point.  First Century Christians didn’t gouge out eyes or cut off hands, what record exists that the Jews did either?]]

       

      30.   Also, if your hand seduces you, cut it off.  It is better for you to suffer the loss of one of your limbs than all your body in Gehenna. [Severe repentance to be found living justly on the narrow pathway]

       

      31.   Again Jesus said to his disciples: You have heard what was said to those of long ago that everyone who leaves his wife and divorces her is to give her a bill of divorce, that is libela repudio.

       

      32.   And I say to you that everyone who leaves his wife is to give her a bill of divorce.  But concerning adultery, he is the one who commits adultery and he who takes her commits adultery. [Not giving a bill of divorce is to be not divorced, but committing adultery – because the Torah commanded the certificate be given – a matter of the Law of God given through Moses.  Note other conditions for divorce given in the Torah – it cannot be that only one cause is legal – this would be taking away from His Instruction – double check the conditions therein and be enlightened to what God declared – He will uphold the unaltered word.  Check the Hebrew account and the DSSB] [[Since Jesus taught “all will be fulfilled” of the Torah, Psalms and Prophets – and it has been proven and observed the words of God contained in the both the Jewish and Christian Bibles have been altered – all need to go back to ensure what God had said by Jesus’ days in the DSSB records yet untranslated.  What is sin per Lev. 18 and all the specific words of God in the Torah? Double check!]

       

      33.   Again you have heard what was said to those of long ago: You shall not swear by My name falsely, but you shall return to the Lord your oath. [Exodus 20 and supporting passages]***Isaiah 66:1; Psalm 48:2; Ecclesiastes 5:4-5]

       

      34.   But I say to you not to swear in vain in any matter, neither by heaven because it is the throne of God,

       

      35.   nor by earth because it is the footstool of his feet, nor by Jerusalem because it is the city of God, [Lev. 19:12; Deut. 23:23; Deut. 23:23; Is 66:1; Ps. 48:2]

       

      36.   nor by your head for you are not able to make one hair white or black.

       

      37.   But let your words be yes yes or no no.  Everything in addition to this is evil.  [Being true to your word is the pathway of God – be very careful what you say you will or will not do – honor your word, fully intending what you say you can do.] [Jesus forgave and prayed for Peter – the issue is repentance and then being true.](a principle related to being created in the image of God – which leads back to the creation in Gen.)]

       

      38.   Again you have heard what is said in the Torah: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. (Ex. 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21) [Read all of Leviticus 19 as God enlightens what it means to “You shall be holy, for holy am I, YHWH your God.*******]

       

      39.   But I say to you, do not repay evil for evil; but he who smites your right cheek provide from him the left. [Torah restitution was never noted to be literal eye for eye – but just restitution.  Turning the other cheek is about doing justly – even under persecution – to love mercy more than judgment? And to not exceed what God says is just.] [[Lamentations 3:21-33 comes to mind: “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not, they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  The LORD is my portion, says my soul, therefore I hope in him!  The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.  It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.  It is good for a man to hear the yoke in his youth.  Let him sit alone and keep silent, because God has laid it on him.  Let him put his mouth in the dust – there may yet be hope.  Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him, and be full of reproach.  For the Lord will not cast off forever.  Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies.  For He does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.”

       

       

       

      40.   He who wishes to oppose you in judgment and to rob your shirt, leave to him your garment. [Deferring to the side of mercy in judgment.]

       

      41.   He who asks you to go with him a thousand steps, go with him two thousand.

       

      42.   To him who asks from you give and from him who wishes to borrow from you do not hold back. [Torah teaching of God] [Love of neighbor is as yourself – not above yourself.  This relates back to John’s instruction that if we have two shirts we are able to give one to another who has none.]

       

      43.   Again Jesus said to his disciples: You have heard what was said to those of long ago that you shall love the one who loves you and hate the one who hates you.

       

      44.   But I say to you, love your enemies and do good to the one who hates you and vexes you and pray for those who persecute you and oppress you

       

      45.   in order that you might be sons of your father who is in heaven who causes his sun to shine of the good and evil and causes it to rain on the bad and the just. [In review of the Torah the principle was just restitution – not actually knocking out teeth  “Just” being what God had declared to be just, not what we imagine and not what others might twist it into, but what can be clearly observed to be within the just restitution of handling the words of God uprightly  Matters of going the second mile or giving our  shirt might be examples of doing what God has required of man in “loving mercy” in Micah 6:7-8 – not just living by the letter of the Law that we might demand.] [[Later distinction is made – they were to go from town to town preaching, but if they were not received – if their peace was not returned to them – that they were to shake the dust off their feet as testimony against them – the principle is of peace first, but not obligated to endure those who reject their peace.]]

       

      46.   If you love those who love you what is your reward?  Do not the impudent love those who love them?

       

      47.   [Missing – AENT supplied]: And if you greet in peace only your brothers, what more are you doing?  Do not even the publicans do this? [[may well be an addition – consider the warning of saying “peace, peace, when there is no peace” and the warning in 2 John verses 9-11.  Internal proof would be Jesus had already said to let our yes be yes and nor no to be no – that all else is evil.]]  [[[First commandment distinction of who the enemies of God are]]]  [[[[Jesus teaching that if our peace is not returned to us that we are to dust off our feet as a testimony against them]]]] [*When Abraham negotiated with God on behalf of Sodom to find a few righteous within the city – he was not greeting them as brethren, but petitioning for their good – even his sons-in-law failed the test to be righteous and chose to stand in the pathway of destruction.]

       

      48.   Be you (perfect) as your father is perfect. [passages associated with Ex. 20 and Lev. 19]

       

      Supporting passages for teachings in Chapter 5 to show his teachings are according to the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.

      Chapter 6

       

       

       

      1.      Beware lest you do your righteousness before men that they might praise you; if you do, you will have no reward from your father who is in heaven.

       

      2.      Again Jesus said to them; When you do righteousness do not wish to make a proclamation or sound trumpets before you as the hypocrites, that is, ipocrates, who do their righteousness in the streets and in the marketplaces in order that men might see them.  Truly I say to you, they have received their reward already.

       

      3.      But you when you do righteousness, let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

       

      4.      in order that your gift might be in secret and your father who sees hidden things will reward you.

       

      5.      At that time Jesus said to his disciples: When you pray do not raise your voice and do not be like the sad hypocrites who love to pray in the synagogues and in the corner of the courtyards and pray with haughty speech that men might hear and praise them.  Truly I say to you, they have received their reward already.

       

      6.      But you, when you pray, go to your couch, close your doors upon you, and pray to your father in secret, and your father who sees in secret will reward you.

       

      7.      So you, when you pray, do not multiply words as the heretics who think that by the multitude of words they will make them heard.

       

      8.      Do you not see that your father who is in heaven knows your words before you ask from him?’

       

      9.      But thus you shall pray: Our father, may your name be sanctified.

       

      10.  May your kingdom be blessed; may your will be done in heaven and on earth.

       

      11.  Give our bread continually.

       

      12.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us,

       

      13.  and do not lead us into the power of temptation but keep us from all evil, amen.

       

      14.  If you forgive men their sins your father who is in heaven will forgive your sins.

       

      15.  But if you do not forgive them he will not forgive you your sins. [Note when God commanded sins to be forgiven and also consider when He said they weren’t.]

       

      16.  Again he said to them: When you fast do not be as the sad hypocrites who make themselves appear sad and who change their faces to show their fasting before men; truly I say to you, they have received their reward already.

       

      17.  But you when you fast, wash your heads

       

      18.  that you might not appear to men to be fasting but (to) your father who is in secret, and your father who is in secret will reward you.

       

      19.  Again he said to them: Do not keep on heaping up treasures on earth so that decay and the grub devour it or thieves dig through and steal them.

       

      20.  Make for yourselves treasures in heaven where the worm and the grub do not devour them and where thieves do not dig through and steal. [The world to come was first spoken of in I Enoch and who will inherit it.  Jews removed it from their Scripture because Christians were using it to defend their belief and faith in Jesus; Christians removed it because it testifies the world to come is attained by right of how they lived – not faith alone, or grace alone.]

       

      21.  In the place where your treasure is there will be your heart.

       

      22.  The lamp of your body is your eyes. If your eyes look straight ahead your body shall not be dark.

       

      23.  If your eyes grow dim your whole body will become dark and if the light which is in you becomes dark, all your ways will be dark. [Relates to reforming our life view to match what God said is living faithfully to Him – abiding in His word.]

       

      24.  At that time Jesus said to his disciples: No one is able to serve two masters except he hates the one and loves the other, or he honors the one and despises the other; you cannot serve God and the world.

       

      25.  Therefore I say to you; do not be anxious for the food of your souls nor for the clothing for your body, because the soul is more precious than food and the body than clothing.

       

      26.  Behold the birds of the sky which sow nor reap nor gather into barns, but your exalted Father feeds them.  Are you not more precious than they?

       

      27.  Who among you of those who are anxious is able to add to his height one cubit?’

       

      28.  If this is the case, by are you anxious for clothes?  Behold the lilies of Sharon, that is, “Gilyon,”in sowing they neither spin nor weave.

       

      29.  But I say to you that King Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like these.

       

      30.  If God clothes the straw which is left in the standing grain, that is, penon, which is fresh today and tomorrow is dried up and is placed into the oven, so much more will he clothe you who are little of faith.

       

      31.  If God so thinks of you, do not be anxious saying what shall we eat and what shall we drink, because all these things the bodies seek.  But your Father knows that you need all these things.

       

      32.  Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you.

       

      33.  Do not be anxious for tomorrow because tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for itself is today with its trouble.

       

       

       

      Chapter 7

       

      1.      Judge not lest you be judged.

       

      2.      With what judgment you judge and with what measure you use, it will be measured to you. [God already gave standards for living and justice and commanded “My people” to live by them.  In proper context, this teaching deals with judging by yours or anothers standards placed above what God Declared, in effect to either add to or take away from His given Commandments, ordinances, etc...  To deny this principle would be to reject the Declarations and standards of Truth and Grace.]

       

      3.      Why do you see the straw in the eye of the other person but not see the beam in your own eyes?

       

      4.      How is it that you say to the other person: Wait for me a while and I will cast the straw out of your eyes, and behold the beam in your own eyes?

       

      5.      Hypocrite, first cast the beam out of your eyes and afterwards you will cast the straw out of the eye of your fellowman.

       

      6.      Again he said to them: Do not give holy flesh to dogs nor place your pearls before swine lest they chew them before you and turn to rend you.

       

      7.      Ask from God and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.

       

      8.      Everyone who asks will receive, by the one who seeks it will be found, and to the one who calls it will be opened.

       

      9.      Who is there among you whose son asks him for a piece of bread and he gives him a stone?

       

      10.  Or if he should ask for a fish, he gives him a snake?

       

      11.  But if you being evil come to place good gifts before yourselves, so much the more your father who is in heaven will give his good spirit to those who seek him.

       

      12.  Everything you wish that men should do to you, do to them; this is the Torah and the words of the prophets. [This is the principle taught in the Torah and Prophets – since Jesus upheld every word of God and said to live by every word of God – this should not be twisted to think we can set aside what God said and then just do what we see expedient – God is Judge, and He already declared what His standards and judgments are – from the first of the Ten Declarations.]  [[It may also be observed that other nations treatment of Israel during the Exodus and taking possession of the Land of Promise also examples their treatment of Israel that was then reflected back upon themselves]]

       

      13.  At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Enter in the narrow gate because the gate of destruction is wide and deep and many are going through it.

       

      14.  How narrow is the gate and grievous the way that leads straight to life and few are those who find it.

       

      15.  Again he said to them: Beware of false prophets who come to you in wool clothing like sheep, but inside are tearing wolves.

       

      16.  By their deeds you will know them.  Does a man gather grapes from thorns or figs from briars?

       

      17.  Every good tree makes good fruit and every bad tree makes bad fruit.

       

      18.  The good tree cannot make bad fruit, nor can the bad tree make good fruit.

       

      19.  Every tree which does not make good fruit is to be burned by fire.

       

      20.  Therefore it is according to fruits, that is, by their deeds, you will know them.

       

      21.  Because not everyone who says unto me, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven will enter the kingdom of heaven.

       

      22.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name cast out demons and do many signs in your name.

       

      23.  Then I will say to them: I never knew you.  Depart from me all you workers of iniquity. [those who were not living by the word of God] [Ps 6:8-9; Mt 7:21; 12:50]

       

      24.  Again he said to them: Everyone who hears these words and does them is like a wise man who built (his) house on a rock.

       

      25.  The rain came down against it and the winds beat it and it did not fall because its foundation was a rock.

       

      26.  Everyone who hears these my words and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. [Scriptures noted are not inclusive, as many more might be noted throughout the Hebrew Scripture.  Being “that prophet”, we need to live by his words of life and even Revelation repeatedly makes the point to live by the Testimony he gave and that those who enter the City are those who enter by right – not by grace or faith alone – and certainly not those who claim him “Lord!” and don’t do as he taught and who ignore anything he said.  It’s about how we live life and our relationship to God and others.  Rather than being little kernals of grain with no life in them, we are enabled by His instruction to become all we were created to be – now and forever.]

       

      27.  The rains came down, the floods came and fell against it, (and it fell) with a great fall.

       

      28.  While Jesus was speaking these words all the people were greatly astonished at his conduct,

       

      29.  Because he was preaching to them with great power, not as the rest of the sages.

       

       

       

      Chapter 8

       

       

       

      1.       It came to pass when Jesus came down from the mountain that a great crowd came after him.

       

      2.       Then behold a leper came and worshipped him saying: Lord, are you able to heal me?

       

      3.       Jesus stretched forth his hand and touched him saying: I wish that you be cleansed, and in that hour the leper was cleansed from his leprosy.

       

      4.       Then Jesus said to him: Be careful lest you tell any man, but go to the priest to offer your gifts as Moses commanded in your law. [Lev. 13:2, 49; 14:2]

       

      5.       It came to pass when he entered into Capernaum – hamartha that a captain of hundreds came to him and implored him,

       

      6.       saying, Lord, my son lies in my house with the sickness of contraction, that is, paralanko and he is weak with the illness.

       

      7.       Jesus said to him: I will go and heal him.

       

      8.       The captain of hundreds answered and said to him: Lord I am not worthy that you should come under my roof; only make the decision that he might be healed.

       

      9.       I am a sinful man and I have authority under the Pharisees and I have horses and riders and I say to one of them go and he goes, come and he comes, and to my servants do this and they do it.

       

      10.   Jesus heard and was amazed and said to those who were following him: Truly I say to you, I have not found a great faith in Israel like this.

       

      11.   I say to you that many will come from the East and from the West and will rest with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; [The kingdom is in the regeneration of all things – a hope not yet seen – but foretold – that God is the God of the living – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.]

       

      12.   But, the sons of the kingdom will be cast into the darkness of Gehenna; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [Job 16:9; Ps 35:16; 37:12; 112: 10; Jer. 9:9-14; Mt 22:13; 24:51; 25:30] [God was to be King; Israel rejected Him and wanted their own earthly king, as other nations.  The comparison is that of secular or religious – being a Jew didn’t save – living by the authority of God – living as He decreed and desires is what separates the feigned religion to the true faith of Jesus, to all who would be his disciples indeed and who do the will of God – faith alone – or faithfulness to the Instructions in Righteousness given by God.]

       

      13.   Then Jesus said to the captain of hundreds: Go; as you have believed, it will be done to you.  So the lad was healed at that time. [God answers prayers of those whose life and trust reside with Him, but each of us is appointed a time by God – even Jesus died.  My experiences with Lynne’s trials showed many answered prayers at dire times, but the mercy and love of God is to do what is best for us – body, soul and spirit – not to sustain us to the point of destruction of our heart and soul or beyond the ability of the body to cope or function – God preserves the life of His saints till His time – whether we recognize it at that time or not.  The LORD giveth, and the LORD taketh away.]

       

      14.   At that time, Jesus went into the house of Peter and behold his mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever. [If Peter was married, and Catholics hold onto the pretention of Peter as the first Pope – why are they forbidden to marry? Note later the instruction of Jesus regarding NOT having men rule over others – that such a practice has no support in what Jesus taught.]

       

      15.   He touched her hand, and the fever left her.  Then she arose and ministered to him.

       

      16.   At the time of evening they brought to him those seized by demons and (he) healed them by his word alone and he healed every sickness.  [The works of Jesus show that God was with him, the teachings of Jesus show that he was giving the Doctrine (Teachings) of God.  Many people followed him because of the miracles, but his teachings all had to do with the coming kingdom of God and the life lived that gives hope in the promises and faithfulness of God.]

       

      17.   To complete what was said by Isaiah the prophet, of blessed memory: Surely our sicknesses he bore and our pains he suffered.  (Is. 53:4)  [Carefully note the distinction here is about his ministry of healing – not his death of the cross – being unjustly “cut-off” from among the living and being without descendent.]

       

      18.   It came to pass after this Jesus saw many crowds around him and he commanded to go across the sea.

       

      19.   Then a sage came to him and said to him: Master I will follow you wherever you go.

       

      20.   Jesus answered him: The foxes have holes and the birds have nests, but the Son of Man, the son of the virgin, has no place to enter his head.

       

      21.   One of his disciples said to him: Allow me to go and bury my father.

       

      22.   Jesus said to him: Follow me and let the dead bury their dead.

       

      23.   It came to pass when Jesus entered a boat, his disciples followed him.

       

      24.   A great storm came on the sea, and the waves were coming on excessively, and the boat was thought to be breaking up.

       

      25.   His disciples came to him and begged him saying: O our master save us lest we perish.

       

      26.   He said to them: Why do you look at one another, O you little of faith?  He arose and commanded the sea and the winds that they should be quiet and immediately they became quiet.

       

      27.   When the men who were there saw, they marveled and said: Who is this that the winds and the sea do his will? [Jesus was unique to speak the word of God – so directly that even the winds and waves obeyed – see Psalm 89:9; 107: 28-29]

       

      28.   It came to pass when he crossed over the sea and passed by the region beyond the sea into the realm of the Gaderi, that is Ginitraros, there met him two demon possessed men coming out of the tombs, raging until no man could pass by that way.

       

      29.   They cried out to him saying: What is between you and us, Jesus son of God?  Have you come before the time to grieve us and to destroy us?  Jesus said to them: Come out of them, evil host. [Son of God – “that prophet”, the unique anointed one to come – first with authority and power to tell the word of God – the suffering or bruised servant – later to return in judgment upon the earth – the demons recognized Jesus for who he was – and testified to his authority on earth and in the coming judgment of the cursed and the wicked.  Also be aware that Israel was said to be the son of God – and Jesus being the unique one to hear whatever he said to us.]

       

      30.   There near them were herds of many swine feeding.

       

      31.   So the demons entreated him: Since we have to go out from here, grant us authority to go into these swine.

       

      32.   He said to them: Go.  The demons went out from the men and entered the swine, and all the herd went in sudden haste, slipped off into the sea and died in the water.

       

      33.   Those who were feeding them feared, fled, and told everything in the city.  So the whole city was frightened.

       

      34.   They went out to meet Jesus.  They saw them and entreated him not to pass over into their border.

       

       

       

      Chapter 9

       

      1.      Then Jesus entered a boat; they set sail and returned to his city.

       

      2.      They brought to him one who was sick with contractions, that is, paralitico, lying upon his bed.  Jesus saw their faith and said to the sick man: Have courage my son.  It is by the faith of God that your sins have been forgiven. [forgiveness as taught by the Torah to those who believe God and turn to do His will indeed – living justly – from Cain onward and to believe whatever “that prophet” foretold of by Moses would say]

       

      3.      Some of the sages were saying in their heart: This one blasphemes.

       

      4.      Jesus saw their thoughts and said to them: Why do you think evil in your heart?

       

      5.      Which is easier to say: your sins are forgiven, or, rise walk?

       

      6.      But to inform you that the Son of Man is able to forgive sins on earth, then he said to the sick man: Arise and take your bed and walk.

       

      7.      He arose and went to his house. [This brings to question other gospel accounts that Jesus did no miracles in his own town, as this seems to be a direct account that he did.  Upon careful examination it can be observed that there is disharmony in the gospel accounts – rather than harmony of the gospels as taught in Bible colleges and current study editions of Christian Bibles.]

       

      8.      The crowds saw, feared exceedingly, and praised God who ha given power to men to do such things.

       

      9.      It came to pass when Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man sitting at a table of exchange; Matthew was his name, that is, Matyeo, and he said to him: Follow me.  So he arose and followed him. [Does not say he was a tax collector?]

       

      10.  He brought him to his house to eat.  It came to pass while he was eating, that behold many violent and evil men were at the table and behold they were dining with Jesus and his disciples.

       

      11.  The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples: Why does your teacher sit and eat with violent and evil men?

       

      12.  Jesus heard this and said: The healthy have no need for healing, but the sick.

       

      13.  Go and learn that which is written: I desire kindness and not sacrifice; I have not come to restore the righteous, but the wicked. [Hos. 6:6; Mic. 6:6-8] [[Jesus did not teach all men are wicked – he taught to return and do as God had already instructed His people to walk within.]]

       

      14.  Then the disciples of John came to him and said to him: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?

       

      15.  Jesus answered them and said: The friends of the bridegroom cannot weep and fast while he is with them. The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then thy will fast. [Obvious need to fast accordingly, until his return?]

       

      16.  No man wastes a piece of new garment on an old garment (because) the force of the piece stretches the worn out garment and it tears more.

       

      17.  Nor do they put new wine into old vessels lest the vessels break, and the wine spills out and the vessels perish.  But new wine is for new vessels and both of them are preserved. [[Jesus had already taught the sermon on the mount – so his teaching disciples keeping the Torah instructions of God  as necessary – he could not have been talking about the Law VS Grace.  This has to be in the context of his disciples fasting.]

       

      18.  It came to pass when he had spoken to them, a captain approached and bowed down to him saying: Master, my daughter just died. Please come and place your hand upon her and restore her to life.

       

      19.  Jesus arose and went, he and his disciples with him.

       

      20.  Behold a woman with a flow of blood for twelve years came behind him and touched the fringe of his garment.

       

      21.  She was saying in her heart: If only I touch his garment, I will immediately be healed.

       

      22.  He turned and said to her: Courage my daughter, through God, blessed be He, your healing is because of your faith.  In that very hour she was healed.

       

      23.  It came to pass when he entered the house of the captain, he saw many people weeping.

       

      24.  He said to them: God outside all of you and stop weeping because the girl is asleep and not dead. But in their eyes he was as one who jests.  They were saying: Have we not seen that she is dead?

       

      25.  When he had put them outside, Jesus went to her, touched her hand, and the girl arose.

       

      26.  This report went out in all that land.

       

      27.  Jesus passed on from there, and behold two blind men were running after him and crying out to him: Have mercy on us, Son of David!

       

      28.  He came to the house, and the blind men drew near to him.  He said: Your faith will heal you.

       

      29.  The eyes of the two men were immediately opened and they saw. He commanded them saying: Be careful lest the matter be made known.

       

      30.  The eyes of the two blind men were immediately opened and they saw. He commanded them saying: Be careful lest the matter be made known.

       

      31.  As for them, they went out and made him known in all that land.

       

      32.  Jesus went out from there, and they brought before him a dumb man who was demon possessed.

       

      33.  He cast out the demon so that the dumb man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said: We have not seen it like this in Israel.

       

      34.  The Pharisees said: Truly in the name of demons he casts out demons.

       

      35.  He went around all the cities and towers teaching in the synagogues and preaching the good tidings and healing every illness and every sickness.

       

      36.  Jesus saw the crowds and had pity on them because they were weary and lying around like sheep without a shepherd.

       

      37.  Then he said to his disciples: The standing grain is much but the reapers are few.

       

      38.  Entreat now the Lord of the standing grain that he send many reapers to harvest his grain.

       

      Chapter 10

       

      1.      Then Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them power over every unclean spirit to cast them out from man and to heal every sickness and every plague.

       

      2.      These are the names of the twelve apostles, called Apostolos: Simon, called Petros, and Andrea his brother,

       

      3.      Philipos, and Bortolameos, and James, called Jimi, and John, his brother, sons of Zebedeel, Thomas and Matthew, that is Matio, who by reputation was a lender of (money) for interest,James Aluphei and Tereos,

       

      4.      Simon the Canaanite, that is, Simon Cananayos, and Juda Ascareyotah, who after this betrayed him.

       

      5.      These twelve Jesus sent; he commanded them saying: To the lands of the Gentiles do not go and into the cities of the Samaritans do not enter.  [Some Jewish commenters say Jesus only said to go to the Jews – yet Jesus had already been to the “land of darkness” as a light to them.  It is only on this specific mission they were given this command, and it should not be taken out of context.]

       

      6.      Go to the sheep who have strayed from the house of Israel.

       

      7.      Preach to them that the kingdom of heaven will be fulfilled.

       

      8.      Heal the sick, restore life to the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons from men.  Do not take wages.  Freely you received, freely you shall give.

       

      9.      Do not heap up silver and gold; nor have wealth in your purse

       

      10.  Nor changes of clothes, nor shoes, nor a staff in your hand. The workman is worthy to receive enough for his food.

       

      11.  In every city and in every tower that you enter ask who is the good man among them and there remain until you go out.

       

      12.  When you enter into the house, give to them a sholom saying: Shalom to this house; shalom to all who dwell in it.

       

      13.  If that house should be worthy, your shalom will come upon it, but if it is not worthy, your shalom will return to you.

       

      14.  When one does not receive you or listen to you, you shall go out from that house and shake off your feet from the dust.

       

      15.  Truly I say unto you, it will be better for Sodom and Gomorrah in that day than for that city.  [Evidently the “good tidings” was the message from God of peace and kindness towards those to repent to observe and do His commandments and trust in Him and His promises and goodness to His people – as Psalm 23 notes at the end: “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forevermore” and even from Job of his hope in the coming world that he would again live in the flesh when evil is purged in the judgement of God upon the wicked of the earth – that other prophets have said the wicked will be ashes under the feet of the righteous.  The judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah took place hundreds of years previous, but Jesus taught of the coming judgment upon all mankind – and spoke of judgment yet to come on “that day” – the Day of the LORD.]

       

      16.  Behold I send you like sheep in the midst of wolves.  Be as crafty as servants and humble as doves. [Note directions later are different. A distinction is given.]

       

      17.  Beware of men. They will not deliver you up in their congregations and houses of assembly,

       

      18.  but to governors and kings.  You will be able to bear witness on my behalf to them and to the Gentiles.  [This was spoken of what was to come later.  Note historical evidence of actions and words spoken against the earliest Christians who followed the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and rejected all the writings of Paul and his disciples: Luke, the author of Hebrews, as well as the gospel of John.  Historical evidence may support 1 John and 1 Peter – and not Revelation.  See the chart about the historical development of the New Testament Canon, as well as Appendix B of “Jesus’ Words Only.”]

       

      19.  When they seize you, do not consider what you will say, because in the hour that you are in need an answer will come to you.

       

      20.  It will not be you who speak, but the Holy Spirit of my Father will speak through you.

       

      21.  Brother will deliver up brother to death and a father his son; the sons will rise up against their fathers and lead them unto death.

       

      22.  You will become a derision and a fright to all the nations because of my name.  Whoever endures, however, until the time of the end will be saved.  [Jesus name was/is not “Jesus”, but “Yeshua” or “Y’shua” – most similar to “Joshua”, who also led God’s people into the promised land and means “salvation”.  The need is to restore, as a testimony to the nations – the gospel he taught and his name.]

       

      23.  Again Jesus said to his disciples: When they pursue you in this city flee to another; truly I say to you, you will not have completed for yourselves the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. [Evidently this was not done then, as the times were filled with trouble from Romans and the Jews who did not believe “that prophet” when he came – as noted in his weeping over Jerusalem later.  Today it is not easy to witness to Jews in Israel about Yeshua and this original gospel that he taught – which is in full accord with the Torah – the Law, as given by God at Sinai and the distinctions He made throughout the Torah based upon His speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai and later in the Torah, or the previously given words as recorded by 1 Enoch, Job and the prophecy of the Mazaroth.]

       

      24.  No disciple is greater than his teacher, nor is the servant greater than his master.

       

      25.  It is sufficient for the disciple to be like his teacher, and for the servant to be like his master.  If they call the master of the house Baalzebub, so much the more the sons of his house.

       

      26.  Do not fear them, because there is nothing which will not be seen, nor hidden which will not be made known.  [Note prophecy in Isaiah 42 to “restore” or “give it back” and how this might well relate to our Scriptures being altered and the need to restore them that we might observe his word to do it as we also observe the word of God to do it, and also restore the words of the Prophets and Psalms and pagan alterations of the Zodiac as Paul participated in.  The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, the Hebrew Holy Scripture, the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and the 160 CE Aramaic English New Testament account of Matthew are all useful to accomplish this – but believing ancient Hebrew scholars are certainly needed!]

       

      27.  That which I say to you in darkness, say it in the light; that which you hear by the ear, tell it in the gate.

       

      28.  Do not fear those who kill bodies who have no power to kill souls; but fear the one who has power to destroy the soul and the body in Gehenna. [Resurrection of the just and the unjust – the unjust to everlasting contempt.]

       

      29.  Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin and not one of them will fall to the earth except by the will of your Father who is in heaven?

       

      30.  Are not all the hairs of your head numbered?

       

      31.  Do not fear, because you are better than the sparrows.

       

      32.  He who praises me before man I will praise before my Father who is in heaven.

       

      33.  [Verse totally missing in the HGOM.]

       

      34.  In that hour Jesus said to his disciple: Do not think I have come to put peace on earth, but a sword. [Division of who is faithful to God – and who is not.  Both are easily discerned by what they say and what they do.]

       

      35.  I have come to separate mankind, the son from his father and the daughter from her mother.

       

      36.  The enemy is to be loved ones.

       

      37.  He who loves his father and his mother more than me, I am not suitable for him.

       

      38.  [Verse totally missing in the HGOM.  The “cross” at this time had no meaning.]

       

      39.  He who loves his life will lose it, he who loses it for my sake will find it.

       

      40.  He who receives you, receives me and he who receives me, receives the one who sent me.

       

      41.  He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, will receive the reward of the prophet; he who receives a righteous one in the name of a righteous one, will receive the reward of the righteous one. [Again, in full keeping to the premise that Jesus (Yeshua) is “that prophet.”]

       

      42. 

      He who gives a vessel of cold water to one of my little disciples in the name of my disciple, truly I say to you that he will not lose his reward.

      Chapter 11

       

       

       

      1.      It came to pass when Jesus finished commanding his twelve disciples that he passed on from there and commanded them to teach and reprove in their own cities. [With the Teachings in the Sermon on the Mount understandings parred to the associated quotes of the Hebrew Holy Scripture about the necessity to do the will of God faithfully, it would not be difficult to know what needed to be reproved - or repented of by the people they knew.]

       

      2.      John, when he was in captivity, heard of the work of Jesus and sent two of his disciples

       

      3.      saying to him: Are you the one who is to come or should we expect another? [The prophecy of Moses foretelling “that prophet” in Deut. 18:15, incidentally quoted in Acts account of Peter’s first sermon in 3:22-23, this is most likely what John was wondering.  This is also in accord with the Dead Sea Scrolls account of the “Teacher of righteousness” those at Quamran were waiting for.]

       

      4.      Jesus answered them: Go and tell John that which you have seen and that which you have heard:

       

      5.      the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are revived and the poor are acquitted. 

       

      6.      Blessed is he who is not perplexed in me.

       

      7.      It came to pass as they were going that Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: You went out into the wilderness to see what? A reed cast about by the wind?

       

      8.      Or what did you go out to see?  Do you think that John was a man clothed in noble garments?  Behold those who wear noble garments are in king’s houses.

       

      9.      If so, what did you go out to see, a prophet?  Truly I say to you that this one is greater than a prophet.

       

      10.  This is he about whom it is written: Behold I am sending my messenger and he will make the way clear before me.

       

      11.  Again Jesus said to his disciples: Truly I say to you, among all those born of women none has arisen greater than John the baptizer. [This is past tense, and the greatness of Jesus was established with his resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Ancient of Days as prophesied in Daniel and foretold by Jesus later in Matthew, and as told by his disciples to be declared the risen Christ who is to come in judgment in the future to rule from the throne of David.  What will be the future for Jews who rejected him as “that prophet”?  What did Moses say?]  [[See “Let’s Get Biblical” by Rabbi Tovia Singer to understand modern Jewish rejection of Jesus is largely based on Christians altering their Scripture, the false teachings of Paul that are believed by Christians, and that Jesus did not rule on the throne of David or rid the world of war and evil.  The ‘suffering servant’ teaching the Gentiles that Torah keeping is honorable for men of all nations precedes the role of conquering king ruling from Jerusalem.  Most importantly, should they look carefully at the passage they site: God is the one who would take care of the enemies – not the Messiah.]]

       

      12.  From his days until now the kingdom of heaven has been oppressed and senseless persons have been rending it. [Historical record of Israel’s failure to follow the Instruction and word of God as given is shown by their repeated rejection of those God sent to them in calling them to repent.  Modern evidence would be following writings in the Talmud instead of recognizing the Teachings of Jesus in Matthew as being of God and according to the word of God.]  [[Evidence of changes in the Scripture can be based from footnotes in the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible – all need to return to believe the unaltered words of God, the Prophets and the Psalms.]]

       

      13.  For all the prophets and the law spoke concerning John.

       

      14.  If you wish to receive it, he is Elijah who is going to come.

       

      15.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

       

      16.  Again Jesus said: I will liken this generation to lads who sit in the market place calling to one another,

       

      17.  saying: We sang to you, and you did not dance; we wailed to you, and you did not weep.

       

      18.  Because John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say concerning him: He is possessed of demons.

       

      19.  But the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and one says concerning him: He is a glutton, a drunkard, and a friend to violent men and sinners. So fools judge the wise.

       

      20.  Then Jesus began to curse the cities in which his signs were done, for they did not turn in repentance.

       

      21.  Woe to you (Corozim) and woe to you Beth Saida, for if in Tyre and Sodom, that is, Tirao deter or Sidomah, the signs had been done which were done in you, they would have turned in repentance at that time in sack cloth and ashes. [Similar statement about judgment of Sodom and Gommorah.]

       

      22.  Truly I say to you, it shall be easier for Tyre and Sodom than for you.

       

      23.  You Capernaum, will you ascend to heaven?  From there you will be brought down.  Because if in Sodom the signs which were done in you had been done, perhaps she would have remained.  Unto Sheol you will be brought down.

       

      24.  Truly I say to you that it shall be easier for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.

       

      25.  At that time Jesus raised himself up and said: Be praised my Father, creator of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these words from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to the humble. [[[Note well that in no way did Jesus claim to be “co-creator” as taught by the false apostle and liar Saul/Paul.]]]

       

      26.  Truly this is because it was upright before you, my Father.

       

      27.  All that has been given to me from my Father.  There I none who knows the son, but the Father alone, and the Father no one knows, but the son and to whomever the son wishes to reveal him.

       

      28.  Come unto me all you who are weary and who are enduring labor, and I will help you bear your yoke.

       

      29.  Take my yoke as your yoke and learn of me that I am humble and good and pure of heart and you shall find rest for your souls,

       

      30.  because my yoke is soft and my burden is light. [Spread the message, teach and reprove; “yoke” is to work – not rest to believe he did all the work – it is to work beside him – to do as he instructed and exampled – to live as he did – to do the works of God prepared for His people from the beginning.  See the first Commandment – those He has kindness towards are those that love Him – those that love Him observe His word to do it.]

       

      Chapter 12

       

      1.      At that time Jesus passed through the standing grain on the Sabbath day, and his disciples being hungry began to pluck the ears and to crush them between their hands and to eat them.

       

      2.      The Pharisees saw it and said to him: Behold your disciples are doing that is is not proper to do on the Sabbath day.

       

      3.      Jesus answered them: Have you not read what David did when he was hungy and his men

       

      4.      in the house of God when they ate from the bread of the Presence, that is, paan sagrah, which is not to be eaten except by the priests alone?

       

      5.      Also in the Torah have you not read that the priests in the Temple sometimes profane the Sabbaths and are without sin?

       

      6.      Truly I say to you that the temple is greater than this.

       

      7.      If you had known what this is: I desire kindness and not sacrifice, you would not have convicted the innocent.

       

      8.      For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.

       

      9.      It came to pass at the end of the days that Jesus passed on from there and entered into their Synagogues.

       

      10.  A man was there with a withered hand; so they asked him saying: Is it permissible to heal him on the Sabbath?

       

      11.  He said to them: Who among you has a sheep that falls into a pit on the Sabbath day and does not raise it up?’

       

      12.  So much the more is man better than that.  Therefore it is permissible and necessary for man to do better on the Sabbath.

       

      13.  Then he said to the man: Stretch out your hand.  He stretched out his hand, and it returned as the other.

       

      14.  Then the Pharisees took counsel and plotted to put him to death.  [Here we see the root cause of why Jesus was hated; the Pharisees rightly saw that Jesus was making perfect sense of how God viewed keeping His commandments, having mercy, and doing good to be in defiance of keeping their man-made rules – they feared him who understood God and called men to obey God – rather than men. To this day the Pharisees hold sway over many Jews and continue to reject Jesus’ teachings in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  See what they’ve written of Jesus in their Talmud?  Let them judge themselves by “every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  Jesus forewarned them about the Pharisees and the destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem and what they must do.  What other prophet of God was rejected so long by His people?  Later we will see that Jesus judged Israel and said the Kingdom would be torn from them and given to a nation that would produce the works that God said to do.  Perhaps America might still repent with a whole heart towards God and reject the lies foisted upon them by alterations of Rome and the ancient Syriac Church to have also added books to the New Testament that have confused millions of people for centuries!]

       

      15.  It came to pass after this that Jesus knew it, so he turned aside from there.  Many sick followed him and he healed all of them.

       

      16.  He commanded them, saying not to reveal him,

       

      17.  in order to establish what was spoken by Isaiah:

       

      18.  Behold my servant whom I have selected, my chosen one with whom my soul is pleased; I will put my spirit upon him, and he will declare justice to the nations.

       

      19.  He will not fear nor will he run nor shall one hear (his voice) in the street.

       

      20.  A crushed reed he will not break and a dim wick he will not quench until he establishes justice forever,

       

      21.  And in his name the Gentiles hope. [[[Dead Sea Scrolls Bible – Isaiah 42 – “Here is my servant, whom I support, my chosen, in whom my soul delights.  I have placed my spirit on him so that he may deliver his justice to the nations.  He will not cry out or raise his voice or make it heard in the street.  A crushed freed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.  He will truly bring forth justice.  And he will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice on earth; and the coastlands will inherit his law.   Thus says the God, and God who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its produce, who gives breath to the people upon it, and spirit to those who walk on it: I have called you in righteousness and have taken hold of your hand.  I have preserved you and established you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to lead those bound out of the dungeon and those sitting in darkness out of the prison.     I the LORD am the one, and I will not give my name or my glory to another nor my praise to idols.  See, the former things have come about, and I am announcing the new things.  Before they unfold I am making you aware of them.     Sing to the LORD a new song and his praise from the end of the earth, you who travel the sea and everything in it, coastlands and their inhabitants.  Let the desert cry out, its cities and the villages that Kedar inhabits, and let the inhabitants of Sela sing for joy.  Let them shout aloud from the tops of the mountains.  Let them give glory to the LORD and declare his praise in the coastlands.     The LORD goes forth like a warrior.  He fires up his furor like a man of war, Showing his anger, he shouts aloud.  He prevails against his enemies.  Certainly I have kept silent for a long time.  Now I will cry out like a woman giving birth, I will gasp and pant together.  I will devastate mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation.  I will make the rivers islands and dry up the ponds.  I will help the blind walk by a way that they do not know.  In paths they do not know I will lead them.  I will make the dark places before them light and rough places level.  I will do these things and I will not abandon them.  Those who trust in idols will be turned back and utterly shamed, who say to images, “You are our gods.”     Listen, you who are deaf; look, you who are blind, and see.  Who is as blind but my servant or deaf like my messenger whom I send?  Who is blind like the one allied with me and blind like the LORD’s servant?  You have seen many things, but you do not observe.  His ears are open, but he does not hear. {{“My servant” – Israel – in rejecting Jesus?]]  The LORD had desired, for the sake of his vindication, that he should increase his torah and glorify it.  Instead, this is a people despoiled and plundered.  All of them are trapped in holes and hidden in prisons.  They have become prey whom no one rescues, as spoil and no one says, “Restore!”     Who is among you that will hear this?   Indeed let him pay attention and listen for the time to come.  Who gave Jacob over to be despoiled and Israel to plunderers?  Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, and in whose ways they were not willing to walk and whose instruction they would not obey?  So he poured upon him the heat of his anger and the fierceness of war.  It set him on fire all around, but he did not recognize it.  It burned him, but he did not think about it.”]]]   * The point that seems most important at this time, since the “Scriptures” have been altered, is to realize Jesus was teaching the proper interpretation and application of the words of God to be the manner of life we are to live that is in accord with every word of God, never setting His word, truth, justice or mercy aside from being our guide.  We must set aside what we have been told is “Scripture” that isn’t in accord with the teachings of Jesus in Matthew that are supported by the words of God in the Hebrew Scripture of his day.  Those which defy the Instruction of God must me rejected to “Restore!” the effectiveness of the true words of God.]

       

      22.  Then there was brought to him a blind and dumb man who was demon possessed; he healed him.  The crowds saw it

       

      23.  and marveled and said: Is this not the Son of David?

       

      24.  The Pharisees were quick to hear this and said: This one does not cast out demons except by Ballzebub, the lord of demons. [How many times did they make this false charge?  All too many people today are influenced by false charges.  God said to judge rightly and gave directions to do so, but the Jews were famous for ignoring those instructions – especially those devoted to ritual and not a living relationship with God Almighty.]

       

      25.  Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in a parable: Every kingdom among you divided shall be made desolate, and so every city our house upon which division shall fall shall not stand.  {Note how this also relates to the Isaiah quote.]

       

      26.  If Satan casts out another satan, there will be division among them, how will his kingdom stand?

       

      27.  If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God truly the end of his kingdom has come.

       

      28.  How shall a man be able to enter the house of the strong man to take his goods unless he bind him first?  Then he shall plunder his house. [We have been “bound” by false “Scriptures”.  When we are bound by the Word of God that Jesus trusted in (record of the Dead Sea Scrolls), we find true freedom to live rightly and justly and become citizens of the Kingdom of God who hope fully in the resurrection of the just and the unjust, as did faithful Enoch, Job, Abraham and David.  Those of God find it easy to abide in His instruction, just as God said – that His word is not hard to understand or do.  God never commanded that any man match His glory – as one falsely stated in “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” – where did God command that in the Torah or the Teachings of Jesus?  As for the false doctrines of the “fall of man”, where in Genesis does God even say eating the fruit of the tree was a sin?]

       

      29.  How shall a man be able to enter the house of the strong man to take his goods unless he bind him first?  Then he shall plunder his house. [Historically, Rome bound the faithful Christians to death and destroyed their writings and they also altered and revised the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, inserted other gospels, altered those gospels, and finally inserted the false apostles’ writings into their new canon – the “New Testament.”  This is likely why so many Greek NT manuscripts appear later than 100CE – they tried to destroy all before 150 CE to cover their tracks of six revisions of the New Testament and two revisions of the Old Testament by their partner, the Syriac Church.]

       

      30.  Whoever is not with me is against me.  Whoever does not join himself to me denies me.

       

      31.  Therefore I say to you that every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven the sons of men, but blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

       

      32.  Everyone who says a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him.  But everyone who says a word against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him either in this world or in the world to come. [Note passage with the Ten Declarations that God said He would not absolve anyone who takes His NAME in vain. Deut. 5:11 – also in DSSB.  Possible alteration to align with “Spiritual” doctrines of Paul VS observable doctrines given by God at Sinai and Jesus?]

       

      33.  Make the tree good according to good fruit, or the tree bad according to bad fruit; because the truth is: from the fruit the tree will be known. [Observable – not “spiritually” discerned – known by the Instruction of God in the Torah.]

       

      34.  Family of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil?  Surely the mouth awakens, the heart speaks.

       

      35.  A good man from the treasure of a good heart brings forth good; and evil man from the treasure of an evil heart brings forth evil.

       

      36.  I say to you that for all the words which a man shall speak he will be obliged to give an account on the day of judgment.

       

      37.  According to your words you will be judged and according to your deeds you will be convicted.

       

      38.  At that time, some of the Pharisees and sages came to Jesus saying: We wish to see a sign from heaven by you.  [One could think that with the number of “signs” Jesus did by this time that there could be found ample personal examples to testify about what did or didn’t happen – and enough were done publicly that at the testimony of two or more witnesses a matter could be known to be true or not…by the standards God gave for testimony in the Torah.  Why then were the Pharisees and sages seeking some special miracle be given beyond what was done that they had full ability to judge?  They had already exposed their intents.]

       

      39.  He said to them: An evil and wicked generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. [This refers also to another prophet (Micah?) who stated after two days and two nights – not three days and three nights.]

       

      40.  For as he was in the bowels of the fish three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the belly of the earth, buried) for three days and three nights.

       

      41.  The men of Nineveh will rise up in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, because they turned in repentance of the words of Jonah and I am greater than Jonah. [There are numerous examples in the Hebrew Scripture of forgiveness from God without blood sacrifice – but upon severe repentance.]

       

      42.  The queen of Shebah, that is, Rezinah de Isteriah, will rise up in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold I am greater than Solomon.

       

      43.  When the unclean spirit goes out from the man, he goes through waterless places seeking rest, but does not find it.

       

      44.  Then he says: I will return to my house from which I came out, and he goes and finds it empty, safe, and ready.

       

      45.  Then he takes seven spirits more evil than himself, and they go with him and dwell there, and the later state of the man is worse than his first.  Thus it will be to this evil generation.

       

      46.  While he was speaking to all the crowds, behold his mother and his brothers were standing outside seeking him to speak with him.

       

      47.  A man said to him: Behold your mother and your brothers are seeking to see you.

       

      48.  He answered the one who spoke to him: Who are my brothers and who is my mother?

       

      49.  He stretched out his hands to his disciples and said: These are my mother and brothers.

       

      50.  Everyone who does the will of my Father who is in heaven is my brothers, my sisters, and my mother.

       

      Chapter 13

       

       

       

      1.      On that day Jesus went out of the house and sat on the shore of the sea.

       

      2.      Crowds joined themselves to him until he needed to enter a boat, the whole crowd was standing on the shore.

       

      3.      He spoke to them many things in parables and said to them: A man went forth from his house in the morning to sow his seed.

       

      4.      In his sowing some of it fell on the road, and the birds at it.

       

      5.      Some of it fell among rocks where there was no density of soil, and when it sprang up it withered because there was not much soil there.

       

      6.      When the sun above it became warm, it was burned and dried up because it had no root.

       

      7.      Some of it fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew and darkened it.

       

      8.      Some of it fell on good ground and made fruit and produce, the first a hundred, the second sixty and the third thirty.

       

      9.      Whoever has ears to hear let him hear.

       

      10.  Then his disciples drew near to him and his disciples said to him” Why do you speak in parables?

       

      11.  He said: To you it has been given to know the kingdom of heaven, but not to them.

       

      12.  Whoever has, it will be given to him again, but whoever has nothing, that which he thinks he has will be taken from him.

       

      13.  For this reason I speak in parables because they see but do not see, hear but do not hear,

       

      14.  in order to fulfill what was said through Isaiah the Prophet: God and say to this people, hear but do not comprehend, see but do not (understand). [Isaiah 6: 9-10; Job 15:8; Proverbs 3:32; Amos 3:7; Isaiah 45:7.]

       

      15.  Make the heart of this people fat and make their ears heavy and blind their eyes, lest they should see with their eyes. [Isaiah 6: 9-10.]

       

      16.  Blessed are your eyes that see and your ears that hear.

       

      17.  Truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see but did not see it, and hear what you hear but did not hear it.  [To be in the presence of “that prophet” to hear and do “whatsoever he sayeth to you.” Deut. 18:15 and Isaiah 42, 53.]

       

      18.  But hear you the parable of the sower.

       

      19.  The Sower is the Son of Man and the seed which fell on the road is everyone who hears the kingdom of heaven and does not understand it.  Satan comes and snatches away from his heart everything which was sown in it.  This is the seed which fell on the road.

       

      20.  That which fell upon the rocks is the one who hears the word of God and receives it immediately with joy.

       

      21.  But he is without root and is in confusion and when a little trouble and distress come to them, Satan causes them to forget from their heart.

       

      22.  That which fell among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word and in his desire to gather wealth, Satan causes him to forget the word of God, and he makes no fruit.

       

      23.  That which fell into the good earth is the one who hears the word and understands it and makes fruit, that is, from good works.  [*]He brings forth from the first a hundred, from the second sixty, and from the third thirty.  As for the hundred, this is the one purified of heart and sanctified of body.  As for the sixty, this is the one separated from women.  As for the thirty, this is the one sanctified in matrimony, in body and in heart. [“Good works” relates to doing the works God has declared “good”.  Based on the commandments of God to mankind from the beginning, wouldn’t it be questionable to be one “separated from women”?  This doesn’t seem to fit completely following the first sentence that identifies “fruit” to “good works.”***  Possible alteration of original?] [There is a passage in the Prophets that proclaims in the resurrection that a better name will be given to the faithful who could have no children.]

       

      24.  He set before them another parable.  The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sows good seed in his field.

       

      25.  It came to pass when the men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares over the wheat, that is, beriyagah, and he went away.

       

      26.  It came to pass when the herb grew up to make fruit, he saw the tares.

       

      27.  The servants of the master of the field drew near to him and said to him: Master did you not sow good seed? Then whence came the tares?

       

      28.  He said to them: My enemy did this.  His servants said to him: We will uproot the tares.

       

      29.  He said to them: No, lest you uproot the wheat.

       

      30.  But let them remain together and grow up until the harvest and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather the tares first and bind them into individual bundles for burning and the wheat put into the granary.  [This clearly foretold the false accounts of the gospel of the kingdom of heaven and to not tear out the tares for the sake of the wheat, but “tearing out” was done by those who followed the gospel of the tares to have been done by those who did not know or follow Jesus [see historical accounts of the Roman Church and even Martin Luther in his actions against Servanus or any Church that would teach keeping the commandments of God is not a requirement for all disciples of Jesus.  The attacks against the Truth of God are from those who are His enemies – not those that love Him indeed and according to His truth, justice and mercy.  There is a huge distinction between “come out from among them” and killing those who don’t believe Jesus to be “that prophet.”]

       

      31.  He set before them another parable.  The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard which a man takes and sows in the field.

       

      32.  It is smaller than all garden herbs, but when it grows up it is greater than all the herbs and is made into a great tree until the birds of heaven withdraw into its branches.

       

      33.  He spoke to them another parable.  The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which (a woman puts) into three measures of flour and it leavens all of it.

       

      34.  All of these parables Jesus spoke to the crowds and without a parable did he not speak to them,

       

      35.  to fulfill what was said according to the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter riddles from ancient times. [Psalm 78: 1-8 (2)  Stone Edition Psalm 78, as the DSSB is incomplete; A maskil by Asaph. Listen, my people, to my teaching, incline your ear to the words of my mouth.  I will open my mouth with a parable, I will utter and explain riddles from antiquity. That which we have heard and know and our fathers told us, we shall not withhold from their sons, recounting unto the final generation the praises of HASHEM (NAME of God), His might and His wonders that He has wrought.  He established a testimony in Jacob and set down a Torah in Israel which He commanded our fathers, to make their sons.  So that the final generation may know; children yet to be born will arise and tell their own children; so that they may place their trust in God, and not forget the works of God, and they will safeguard His commandments. [“safeguard” His commandments is not in the DSSB – likely added by Pharisees and allowed by scribes]  That they not become like their fathers, a wayward and rebellious generation; a generation that did not dedicate its heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.]

       

      36.  Then Jesus was parted from the crowds and went into the house.  His disciples came to him and asked how to explain for them the parable of the tares.

       

      37.  He answered them and said to them: The one who sows good seed is man, [Due to variation, AENT is supplied: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of man.]

       

      38.  the field is this world, the good fruit is the righteous, and the tares are the evil. [AENT; And the field is the world, and the seed are the good sons.  And the tares of the Kingdom are the sons of the evil one.]  [[The AENT account better fits the narrative of Matthew of Jesus being “that prophet” that all men are to hear, whereas the Jewish preserved account seems to have little meaning.]]

       

      39.  The enemy who sowed it is Satan, the standing grain at the end is the world to come, and the reapers are the angels.

       

      40.  As the reapers gather the tares to burn, so will it be at the end of the days.  [“Left behind” series of books and movies are believed by Evangelicals who “Trust in Jesus’ work on the cross,” instead of realizing they are to do the works of God also.]

       

      41.  The Son of Man will send his angels to uproot from his kingdom all evil and all who do iniquity.

       

      42.  They will cast them into the pyre of fire; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

       

      43.  Then the righteousness will shine like the sun and the kingdom of their father.  Whoever has ears to hear let him hear.

       

      44.  Again Jesus said to his disciples: The kingdom of heaven is like a man who finds a treasure which had been hidden and in gladness over the value he sells all which he has and buys the field from himself.

       

      45.  Again the kingdom of heaven is like a certain merchant seeking precious stones.

       

      46.  When he finds a good one, he sells all which he has and buys it.

       

      47.  The kingdom of heaven is like a net in the midst of the sea in which are gathered all kinds of fish.

       

      48.  When it is full, they draw it out, and the fishermen go forth and choose the good for their vessels and the bad they cast away.

       

      49.  Thus it will be at the end of days, the angels will go forth and separate the evil from the midst of the righteous.

       

      50.  Then they shall cast them into the pyre of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

       

      51.  He said to them: Have you understood this?  They said: Yes.

       

      52.  Every wise man in the kingdom of heaven, therefore, is like a certain father of children who brings forth from his treasure things new and old. [There is a somewhat parallel passage in the OT and also God making a book of remembrance for those who would be careful to return to Him through faithfulness to His word.]

       

      53.  It came to pass after this, when Jesus finished these words, he passed on from there.

       

      54.  He came to his own country and was teaching the people in the synagogues.  The Pharisees were amazed and said in their heart: Whence came to this one the wisdom and power to do these deeds?

       

      55.  Is this not the son of the smith and Mary?  Do you not know all these: his mother Mary, his three brothers: Joseph, Simon and Judah,

       

      56.  and his sisters?  Do you not know all these who are with us?  Whence came to this one all these things?

       

      57.  So they were confused about him.  Jesus answered them: A prophet is not without honor except in his own land, city and house.  [Jesus obviously was claiming to be a prophet. “Christians” have been confused by adopting the lies of Paul into their belief in Jesus – who clearly said no one can serve two masters. As Jesus foretold – they reject his words to believe the words of another – even though they claim Jesus to be God incarnate – does that sound reasonable?]

       

      58.  Then he did not wish to do there any sign because of their little faith. [Not that he was unable to do any works there because of their lack of faith.]

       

       

       

      Chapter 14

       

      1.      At that time Herod the Tetrarch heard reports about Jesus.

       

      2.      He said to his servants: Behold I believe that John the Baptizer is doing these miracles.

       

      3.      This happened because Herod had seized John in those days and had bound him in prison because he was reproving him that he should not take Herodias for a wife because she was the wife of his brother.  [Torah prohibition to near relative sexual relations?]

       

      4.      John was saying to him: She is not permissible to you.

       

      5.      Then behold Herod wished to kill him, except for fear of the people who believed he was a prophet among them.

       

      6.      On the feast of Herod’s birthday, he called the nobles of the kingdom to eat with him, and while they were eating, his daughter danced among them and it was pleasing to Herod.

       

      7.      He swore to give her whatever she asked from him.

       

      8.      The girl, being instructed by her mother, asked for the head of John the Baptizer in a bowl.

       

      9.      The king was very sad because of the oath which he had made before those invited.  But he commanded to do so

       

      10.  and sent to kill John in prison.

       

      11.  They brought the head of John in a bowl and gave it to the girl and the girl gave it to her mother.

       

      12.  Then the disciples of John came and took the body and buried it and the disciples told the matter to Jesus.

       

      13.  When Jesus heard it, he departed from there in a boat and went into the wilderness of Judea.  When the crowds heard they followed him from all the cities.

       

      14.  When they came out he saw behind him a numerous people; so he extended kindness to them and healed all of their diseases.

       

      15.  At evening time his disciples came to him and said to him: This place is limited and the time is advancing.  Let the crowds go into the towers that they might take the necessities for themselves.

       

      16.  Jesus answered them: They have no need to go; give them to eat.

       

      17.  They answered: We have nothing here except five loaves and two fish.

       

      18.  He said to them: Bring them to me.

       

      19.  Then he commanded that the people should sit on the grass.  When they sat he took the five loaves and two fish and as he looked into heaven he blessed them, divided them, gave them to his disciples and the disciples made distribution to the groups.

       

      20.  All of them ate and were satisfied.  They also ate the fish according to what they desired.  After they had finished, they took the fragments which remained and filled twelve seahs with them.

       

      21.  The number of those eating was five thousand men apart from women and children.

       

      22.  After this, he commanded his disciples to assemble in a boat that they might go before him to the city to which the crowds were going.

       

      23.  After he left the crowds, he went upon a mountain and prayed alone.  At the time of evening he was standing alone.

       

      24.  The boat was in the midst of the sea and the waves of the sea were driving it because the wind was contrary.

       

      25.  At the fourth watch of the night Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.

       

      26.  When his disciples saw him walking on the sea they were alarmed, thinking he was a demon, and from the greatness of their fear they were crying out.

       

      27.  Then Jesus answered them and said to them: Let faith be among you because it is I; do not fear.

       

      28.  Peter answered and said to him: Master, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.

       

      29.  Jesus said to him: Come.  So Peter came down from the boat, walked on the sea and came to Jesus.

       

      30.  But when he saw the strength of the wind he feared exceedingly and as he began to sink he cried out and said: Master, save me!

       

      31.  Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took him, and said to him: Man of little faith, why did you doubt?

       

      32.  When they went up into the boat, the wind became quiet,

       

      33.  and those in the boat worshipped him and said: Truly you are the Son of God. [Elijah also knew the Scripture and proclaimed the word of God that it not rain until he declared it would rain again.  The Psalms have a passage about stilling the winds and waves – so Jesus calling upon them and then their obedience to him is somewhat like nature obeying Elijah – and may be one reason we find Moses and Elijah appearing to Jesus later in a vision seen by three of Jesus’ disciples: Moses foretold of him, and Elijah preceded him in being caught up to God in the air, although Elijah was spoken of as by chariot of fire, and Jesus was taken up in the clouds.]

       

      34.  When the people of the place recognized him they sent into all that kingdom and brought to him all who were sick with various kinds of diseases.

       

      35.  They implored him that he might be pleased to allow them to touch the skirt of his garment; and each one who touched him was healed.

       

      Chapter 15

       

      1.      Then the sages and the Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him:

       

      2.      Why do your disciples transgress the ordinances of antiquity by not washing their hands before eating? [The is no “ordinance” in the Torah from God commanding this practice, and Jesus was upholding the true “ordinances” by not demanding submission to ordinances added by men.]

       

      3.      Jesus said to them: Why do you transgress the words of God because of your ordinances?

       

      4.      For God said: Honor your father and your mother and he who smites his father and mother will surely be put to death.

       

      5.      But you say that whatever word a man should say to his father and mother in regard to any donation he might give for him as a sinner, this iniquity itself will be make void to him.

       

      6.      So he does not honor his father and his mother, and you despise the words of God by your ordinances.

       

      7.      Woe, hypocrites; behold Isaiah prophesied concerning you and said:

       

      8.      Thus the Lord said: because this people has come near with their mouth and has honored me with their lips, but their heart is far from me

       

      9.      and their reverence toward me, which is taught, is the commandments of men.  [Isaiah 29:13-14 DSSB; ] “And the LORD said, Inasmuch as this people draw near to honor me with their mouth and with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from me, and fear of me has been like a human commandment that has been taught them; therefore, see, as for me I am about to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their prudent men will be hidden.] [[The upcoming marvelous work among them might well be Jesus’ crucifixion by false testimony against him – AND – God raising him from the dead – AND – his ascending to the Ancient of Days as prophesied by Daniel – plus the miracles and works he was already doing amongst them (Israel). Those of Israel should read through the end of chapter 30. Christians need to ponder whether they observe the word of God – or not.  Who trusts more in Paul than YHWH and Y’shua?]]

       

      10.  Jesus called to the crowds and said to them: Hear and consider.

       

      11.  That which enters through the mouth does not soil the man, but that which goes out of the mouth soils the man. [Pharisees adding to the word of God are as bad as being a disciple of Paul who takes away from the words of God.  Those who publish false Scripture as true Scripture can be no better because they perpetuate falsehoods that detract from and contradict the words of God.]

       

      12.  Then his disciples came to him and said to him: Know that the Pharisees were perplexed by this word.

       

      13.  Jesus answered them: Every plant which my Father who is in heaven did not plant will be destroyed.

       

      14.  Leave them alone because the blind are leading the blind, and if a blind man leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit. [Isaiah 42 prisons they dug for themselves?]

       

      15.  Peter answered him: Lord explain to us this riddle.

       

      16.  Jesus answered and said to them: Are you still without knowledge?

       

      17.  Do you not understand that every thing that enters through the mouth goes into the belly and all of it goes on to the natural place?

       

      18.  But that which goes out through the mouth is moved by the heart; this is what soils the man.

       

      19.  Because the defiled heart brings forth deceitfulness, murder, adulteries, robberies, the witness of liars and curses. [[[Saul was guilty of each of these.  No record of Luke tells of a single mite being given to “the poor” in Jerusalem – see Acts 20-21 – Paul was enriching himself.  See: “Not Paul, but Jesus” by Jeremy Bentham.]]]  [[[[[If Jesus was teaching as Isaiah 42 foretold, how can those who reject him believe he was condemned to hell because Paul lied? (Talmud)]]]]]

       

      20.  All these things are what (soil) the man.  Indeed eating without washing the hands does not soil the man.

       

      21.  After Jesus had said this, he went into the regions of Tyre and Sodom.

       

      22.  Then there came to him a certain Canaanite woman, who came from the lands of the East, crying out to him: Master, son of David, have mercy on me because my daughter is possessed by demons.

       

      23.  Jesus did not answer (her) a word.  So his disciples approached him and said to him: Our master, why do you abandon this woman who is crying out after us?

       

      24.  Jesus answered them: They did not send me except to the lost sheep from the house of Israel. [[Curious verse, as in other places Jesus spoke of taking the message to the gentiles – should be considered in context to this instance.]]

       

      25.  Then the woman worshipped him and said: Lord help me.

       

      26.  Jesus said to her: It is not good that a man should take the bread from his children and give it to the dogs.

       

      27.  The woman answered: Often the dogs eat the pieces of bread that fall from the table of their master.

       

      28.  Jesus answered her: Woman, great is your faith, be it done to you as you asked.  So from that time on her daughter was healed.

       

      29.  When Jesus moved on from there, he went in to the region across Galilee to a mountain.  As he stood there

       

      30.  he saw many people (among whom) were many lame, leprous, those who limped, and many others; they fell at his feet and he healed them.

       

      31.  The people were amazed at how the dumb were speaking and the lame were walking and the blind were seeing, all of them were praising God.

       

      32.  Then Jesus said to his disciples: I have compassion on them because they have remained with me these two days since they came across and they have nothing to eat.  I do not want to lead them fasting (lest) they grow faint in the way.  ***

       

      33.  His disciples answered him: Whence will we be able to find bread in this wilderness to satisfy the people?

       

      34.  Jesus answered and said to them: How many loaves of bread do you have?  They answered: Seven and a few fish.

       

      35.  So Jesus commanded the people to sit upon the grass.

       

      36.  He took the seven loaves and broke them and gave them to his disciples and they gave to the people.

       

      37.  All of them ate and were satisfied and (from that which was remaining they filled) seven seahs.

       

      38.  Those who were eating were by number four thousand men besides women and children.

       

      39.  After this Jesus entered a boat and came to the land of Macedonia.

       

      Chapter 16

       

      Sages and Pharisees came to him, tempting him to teach them some sign from heaven.  [Teach some sign of heaven – not show them some sign from heaven

      1.      .]

       

      2.      Jesus answered them: Hypocrites, you say in the evening: Tomorrow will be a clear day because the sky is red.

       

      3.      Then in the morning you say: Today it will rain because the sky is dark.  If so, you know the law regarding the appearance of the sky, but you do not know the law regarding the times.

       

      4.      The offspring of evil-doers ask for a sign, but no sign will be given them except the sign of Jonah the Prophet.  Then he was separated (from them) and went away.

       

      5.      When Jesus came to the sea shore he told his disciples to prepare bread.  Then he entered a boat with his disciples, but the disciples forgot and did not bring any bread.

       

      6.      Jesus said to them: You have little understanding who think that you have no bread.

       

      7.      Do you not remember the five loaves and four thousand men how many seahs were left over?  Therefore you should understand that I am not speaking of natural loaves but I am saying to you that you should (beware) of the behavior of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

       

      8.      [These verses seem jumbled. 5 and 6 are listed as 5 and 8b.  7 was shown as 9-12 – this particular account in Shem-Tob’s Matthew may best be corrected to the Aramaic English if it doesn’t contradict the Hebrew account?  The passage directly addressed the Jewish teachers of his day, and given post-Jesus Jews would likely have stumbled on this particular passage.]

       

      9.      AENT 5-12; “And when his disciples came to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread with them.  But he said to them, “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”  And they were reasoning among themselves, and saying, “It is because they had not taken the bread.  But Y’shua knew, and said them, “What are you thinking among yourselves, oh you of little faith, that it is because you did not bring the bread?  Still, you do not understand nor do you recall those five loaves of bread for the five thousand.  And how many baskets you took up!  Nor those seven loaves of bread for the four thousand.  And how many baskets you took up!  How is it that you do not understand that it was not about bread that I spoke to you, but that you should be aware of the leaven of the pharisees and the Sadducees.”  Then they understood that he did not say to be aware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”

       

      13. Jesus went out unto the Land of Syria (that is, Caesarea( and the land of          Philoph, called *Philipos), and asked his disciples saying: What do men say about me?

       

      14. They said unto him: Some say he is John the Baptizer, some say he is Elijah and  some Jeremiah or one of the prophets.

       

      15. Jesus said to them: What do you say about me?

       

      16. Simon, called Petros, answered and said: You are the Messiah, that is, Kristo, the Son of the living God, who has come into this world. [Was prophecy that one of Israel, who was said to be the firstborn son of God, as the unique “desired one” of the ages, born of a virgin (Virgo), who was to be “that prophet” and who would also teach that those of all nations should repent to do the Torah of God as foretold also in the prophets as the Son of Man who would establish truth, justice and teach righteousness that man was created to live? (all men are descended from Adam and were created in the image of God – male and female created He them)]

       

      17. Jesus said to him: Blessed are you Simon bar Jonah because flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is heaven. [“in heaven”?]

       

      18. I say to you: you are a stone and I will build upon you my house of prayer.  The gates of Gehenna will not prevail against you

       

      19. because I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven.  Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  [[The Jewish account appears to overstate what the Aramaic said?  Per the AENT for 16-19; “Shimon Keefa said, “You are the Mashiyach, the Son of the Living Elohim.”  Y’shua answered him and said ”Blessed are you Shimon, the son of Yona, because flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.  I say also to you that you are Keefa, and on this Keefa I will build my assembly, and the gates of Sheol will not subdue it.  To you I will give the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and any thing you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and all things that you loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven.”  The point in the Aramaic stands on the fact of who Jesus was proved to be by God – that Jesus being the “Son of God”, as born of the virgin, is to be what “the assembly” is built on who Jesus was – not on whatever Peter declared.  This may have been altered in the Jewish account to condemn Roman Christianity of Papal authority tracing back to Peter – but in fact, Rome is based upon Paul appointing “Elders” in Rome, as Peter did not appoint Elders in Rome and that whole can of worms is rooted in the writings of Paul, not Matthew, Peter, James, John or Jude.  There is nothing wrong with faithful and knowledgeable men guiding the assembly, in the knowledge from God and according to the Torah and Testimony of Jesus in Matthew – but as shown in Matthew’s account – Jesus was clear to teach that not even the Apostles were to have authority over others – but were to be witness to the truth he taught.]

       

      20. Then Jesus commanded his disciples not to say that he is the Messiah.  [Messiah means “anointed” – Hebrew Scripture says many things are “anointed” – and not just people or one particular person only.  Therefore this should be understood that Jesus was anointed by God to Teach the truth whereby we may be saved by observing his word to do it (as “that prophet”), and also note that his words are in accord with the Instructions of God in the Hebrew Holy Scripture.  Where is any account from one of Jesus’ disciples that he was declared to be “The coming Messiah to destroy evil and reign on the throne of David” before his ascension to “the Ancient of Days” at the end of Matthew?]

       

      21. Henceforth Jesus began to reveal to his disciples that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem and to suffer the injustice of many, from the priests and the elders of the people, until they should kill him; then on the third day he would arise.

       

      22. Peter took him aside privately and began to rebuke (him) saying: Far be it that it should be like this to you, Lord.

       

      23. Jesus turned, looked at him, and said to him: God away Satan; do not disobey (me), because you do not regard the word of God but the words of man.  [More proof that all was not based on whatever Peter said!  “Satan” in Hebrew means “accuser.”]

       

      24. Then Jesus said to his disciples: Whoever wishes to come after me let him despise himself, take the cross, that is, offer himself unto death, and come after me. [Likely told them he was to be crucified.]

       

      25.  Everyone who wishes to save his soul will lose it for my sake, and he who loses his life in this world for my sake will save his soul for the life of the world to come. [Kingdom of God that Enoch, Job, Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel looked forward to – the time of the restoration of all things wherein the righteous will dwell forevermore with the LORD.]

       

      26.What profit is there for a man if he should gain the whole world (but) lose his soul forever; what good exchange does the man make if for present things that are spoiled he should give his soul to the judgment of Gehenna?

       

      27. Because the Son of God will come in the glory of his Father who is in heaven with his angels to reward each man according to his work. [Foretold in 1 Enoch, which Christians and Jews have removed from their Bibles.]

       

      28. Truly I say to you there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of God coming in his kingdom. [“See”, not “be in”.  Note some saw the glorified Jesus via a vision soon after this.]

       

      Chapter 17

       

      1.      After six days Jesus took Peter, James, that is Jimi, and John his brother and brought them to a high mountain where he might pray.

       

      2.      While he was praying he was changed before them and the skin of his face shone like the sun and his garments (became) white like snow.

       

      3.      (Then) Moses and Elijah, while speaking with him, (were revealed) to them and they told Jesus all which would happen to him in Jerusalem.  Peter and his companions were asleep.  Asleep but not asleep; awake but not awake.  They saw his body and the two men with him. [Seems to be modified to raise questions of fact, whereas the AENT is clear to say it was a vision VS physical reality – a wide awake vision.]

       

      4.      When they went away, then Peter said to Jesus: It is good to be here.  Let us make here three tabernacles, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah, because he did not know what he was saying.  [Christian comments have been Moses and Elijah appeared to represent the passing of the Law and Prophets upon his pending death.  This cannot be right because Jesus affirmed all the Law and Prophets to be unchanged in the least regard.  Rather it would appear to relate to Moses having foretold of him (Deu. 18:15, and Elijah because he had a major role to call Israel to repent and had also ascended to heaven with the chariot of fire – both likely comforting and encouraging Jesus for what was soon to come, and the hope of what was ahead of him, upon his ascending to the right hand of the Power on High.]

       

      5.      While he was still speaking, behold a cloud covered them, and they were greatly alarmed; while they were under the cloud they heard from the midst of the cloud a voice speaking and saying: Behold, this is my son, my beloved, my delight is in him, and you shall obey him. [This also seems to fit well with comments throughout to support that God declared Jesus the “unique” son of Israel prophesied of by Moses (Deut. 18:15) that all men must hear (and obey) or be “cut off”.  Declared by God in word and deed and by His Decree, witnessed according to the Torah and standards of witness (two or more witnesses).]

       

      6.      The disciples heard (this), fell on their faces to the ground, and feared exceedingly. [The account likens to YHWH at Mt. Sinai – only His voice was heard from the cloud.]

       

      7.      When the voice ceased, Jesus said to them: Arise, do not fear.

       

      8.      They lifted up their eyes and saw no one except Jesus alone.

       

      9.      Jesus came down from the mountain and commanded them saying: Tell no man the vision you have seen until the Son of Man has risen from death. [As with the AENT – this event was said to be a vision.]

       

      10.  His disciples asked him saying: Why do the sages say that Elijah will come first?

       

      11.  He answered them and said: Indeed Elijah will come and will save all the world.

       

      12.  I say to you, he has already come, they did not know him,  [John taught repentance and immersion to do the will of God faithfully.] and they did to him according to their desire.  So will they do to the Son of Man.  [Since the words of God through prophets are added “line upon line, and precept upon precept”, this is why immersion upon repentance is a Christian rite.]

       

      13.  Then the disciples understood that regarding John the Baptizer he was saying this.

       

      14.  It came to pass when he approached the crowds, a man came to him, bowing on his knees.

       

      15.  He said: Have mercy on me, Lord, and pity my son because he is terrified of an evil spirit and is very sick.  He grinds his teeth, (foams) at his mouth, falls from his place to the ground, and falls sometimes into fire and sometimes into water.

       

      16.  I brought him to your disciple(s), but they were unable to heal him.

       

      17.  Jesus answered and said: Evil generation, woe to you who deny; how long will I be with you, how long will I bear your trouble?  Bring him to me. [Context of Jesus bearing our infirmity, not our sin.  God had already said that the sins of the unrighteous will not be imputed to a righteous man, nor the righteousness of a good man be imputed to the wicked.  See Ezekiel 18:20.  To declare otherwise is to testify against God and a true prophet.]

       

      18.  [[The text of Shem Tob switches to quotes from Mark 9:20 through 28, rather than staying with Matthew – curious at best if he was making an account of Matthew to debate or argue against Christianity to Jews.  The Mark account is not the focus of my study, so the AENT account is hereby substituted in place of the copied verses from Mark.  In Matthew Jesus addresses their lack of belief; in Mark it is their lack of faith – by faith rather than belief that results in works is a primary difference between the teachings of Jesus and Paul.]]  ***”  And  Y’shua rebuked it, and the demon went out from him.  And the boy was healed from that moment.

       

      19.  Then the disciples drew near to Y’shua while he was alone and said to him: “Why were we not able to heal him?”

       

      20.  Y’shua said to them, “Because of your unbelief.  For truly I say to you that if you had faith in you like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, move away from here, and it would move.  And not a thing would be able to prevail over you.  [Jesus was clearly speaking to the twelve disciples, to whom he had already granted authority over such things.  Due to the number of proofs against those who claim such powers today to have done such miracles in Jesus name, and his comments about those he said he never knew – working miracles cannot be more important than teaching what Jesus taught – the proper interpretation and application of the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.  Also keep in mind that Jesus said an evil generation seeks a sign.]

       

      21.  But this kind of demon does not come out except by prayer and fasting.

       

      22.  They were in Galilee and Jesus said: The Son of Man will be delivered into the hand of men.

       

      23.  They will kill him and on the third day he will arise.

       

      24.  They came to Capernaum-Martha and the tax collectors drew near to Peter and said to (him): your teacher does not follow the custom to pay tax.

       

      25.  Thus they spoke.  (He) went into the house and Jesus anticipated him saying to Peter: What is your judgment, Peter, the kings of the earth, from whom do they take tribute, from their sons or from foreigners?

       

      26.  He answered him: From foreigners.  Jesus said to them: If so the sons are (free).  Then he said: Do not be dismayed because of this.

       

      27.  He said to Peter: Go to the sea and cast a fishing hook and fish with it because in the mouth of the one you will catch first you will find a silver coin.  That you will give for us.  [Don’t be dismayed by taxes.]

       

      Chapter 18

       

       

       

      1.      At that time the disciples drew near to Jesus and said to him: Whom do you think is great in the kingdom of heaven?

       

      2.      He called a (small) lad (and placed him in their midst).

       

      3.      He said: I say if you do not turn to become like this lad, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

       

      4.      [Missing in the HGOM. Somewhat redundant.]

       

      5.      He who receives a lad like this in my name receives (me).

       

      6.      He who causes one of the small lads who believe on me to stumble, it would be good for him to tie a millstone upon his neck and be cast into the depth of the sea.  [Of all the sins Jesus spoke about, child abuse was second only to blaspheming God? Especially abusing a child who believes in Jesus.  Who dares identifying these sinners?  And are there those who fain belief in Jesus?]

       

      7.      (Woe to the inhabitants of the world because of confusion, because confusion must come) He also said: Woe to the man who come because of it.  [There has been no greater confusion in world history than exists today because of believing those God commanded not to hear what they say to you.  See “Jesus Words Only” in various discussions of the principles laid out in Deut. 4, 12, 13 and 18.]

       

      8.      If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble cut it off and (cast it)  from you; it is better for you to enter into life (blind) or lame than having two hands and two feet for you to be given to everlasting fire.

       

      9.      If your (eye) should cause you to stumble, pick it out and cast it from you.  It is better for you to enter into life with one eye than to have two eyes and be given to Gehenna. [Teachings in the Sermon on the mount covered this? And the point was that sin requires severe repentance, not that sin comes from our eyes, but our hearts.]  [[There is no record that his disciples took these to be literal.]]

       

      10.  Take heed lest you judge one of the small lads.  I say to you, their angels always see the sons of my father who is in heaven,

       

      11.  and the Son of Man has stopped saving the enemy.  [[[ *** Marked departure from current texts – it would fit that the text needs to be refocused to delete the questionable cutting off hands and feet and gouging out eyes, to then continue the context with what Jesus was saying about the little ones who believe in him?]]]  [This is also quite different to say he has stopped saving the “enemy” – which God identifies in the Ten Declarations to be those who do not observe and do His Commandments as their manner of life.]

       

      12.  What is your opinion?:  If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them (runs off), will he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains and go seek the one which has strayed?

       

      13.  If he should find it, truly I say to you he will rejoice over it more than the ninety-nine which did not go astray.

       

      14.  Thus (my) Father who is in heaven does not wish that any of these lads should be lost. [Those who are young and immature tend to wander off in curiosity, but those who are mature will not.  For those who are mature, and know, this would be akin to a righteous man abandoning his righteousness to do evil – which is condemned – and per the word of God, his previous righteousness will not save him.]  [[All who have trusted in a perverted gospel need to repent to the truth, lest they remain in error and show their love is for the lie, not the truth of God.]]

       

      15.  At that time Jesus said to Simon, called Petros: If your brother sins against you, reprove him privately.  If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

       

      16.  If he does not listen to you, reprove him before another; if by every oath he does not listen to you, add still one or two (in order that your words might be before) two or three witnesses, because by two or three witnesses a word will be established. [Torah principle of testimony and witness.]

       

      17.  If by every oath he does not listen, tell it in the assembly; and if he does not listen to the assembly consider him as ostracized, an enemy, and cruel.

       

      18.  Truly I say to you that every oath which you shall bind on earth is bound in heaven and every (oath) which you shall loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  [Doing the will of God on earth, as it is in heaven, is to be judging per the Instructions of God in the Torah.]

       

      19.  Also I say to you, if two of you wish to make peae on earth, everything which (you) ask will be yours from (my Father) who is in heaven.

       

      20.  In every place where two or three are joined together in my name there am I in (their) midst. [Context is judgment according to the instruction of God.  God is with the individual, as seen in the crucifixion narrative, and in Daniel.]

       

      21.  Then Peter drew near to him saying: Lord, if my brother sins against me, shall I forgive him unto seven times? {Context of godly judgment is to prefer mercy, and to let the standard God gave be sufficient for “and so he shall be forgiven,” told repeatedly through Leviticus.  Forgiveness is only limited by the Instruction of God on the topic – not individual preference.]

       

      22.  Jesus said to him: I do not say to you unto seven, but unto seventy-seven.

       

      23.  At that time Jesus said to his disciples: The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who sat to make a reckoning with his servants and ministers.

       

      24.  As he began to reckon one came who owed about ten thousand pieces of gold.

       

      25.  But he had nothing to give and his master commanded to sell him and his children and all which was his to repay the value.

       

      26.  The servant fell before his master and implored him to have pity on him and to be patient with him because he would repay everything.

       

      27.  Then his master had pity on him and forgave him everything.

       

      28.  But that servant went out and found one of his comrades who owed him a hundred pieces of money and he grasped him and struck him saying:

       

      29.  …trust me and be patient with me and I will repay everything.

       

      30.  But he was not willing to listen to him; so (he) brought him to the prison until he repaid him everything.

       

      31.  The servants of the king saw that which he did and they were very angry and went and told their master.

       

      32.  Then his master called him and said to him: Cursed servant, did I not forgive you all your (debt) when you placated me?

       

      33.  So why did you not forgive your servant when he supplicated you as I forgave you?

       

      34.  His master was angry with him and commanded to afflict him until he should repay him all the debt.

       

      35.  Thus will my Father who is in heaven do to you if you do not forgive each man his brother with a perfect heart.  [ As the Torah had already instructed.]

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Chapter 19

       

       

       

      1.      It came to pass when Jesus finished these words he passed on from Galilee and came to the outskirts of the land of Judah across the Jordan.

       

      2.      There followed him large crowds and he healed all of them.

       

      3.      Then the Pharisees came to him to tempt him.  They asked him saying: Is it permissible for one to leave his wife for any matter and to give her a bill of divorce?

       

      4.      He answered them: Have you not read that he who made them of old, male and female he created them.

       

      5.      He said: Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife and they will become one flesh.

       

      6.      If so, they are not two, but one flesh, and whatever the creator has joined together man is unable to separate.

       

      7.      (They) said to him: If so, why did Moses command to give her a bill of divorce and to send her away from his house?

       

      8.      He said to them: Moses, because of the obstinancy of your heart, said for you to leave your wives.  But from eternity it was not so.

       

      9.      I say to you that everyone who leaves his wife and takes another, if not for adultery, commits adultery; and he who takes her who has been divorced (commits adultery).

       

      10.  Then his disciples said to him: If the matter of a man with his wife is so, it is not good to take her.

       

      11.  He said to them: This matter is not for everyone but for those to whom it has been given.

       

      12.  Because there are eunuchs from their birth; these are those who have not sinned.  (There are eunuchs made by man) and there are self-made eunuchs who subdue their desire for the sake of the kingdom of heaven; these are (those who enter) into great prominence.  Whoever is able to understand let him understand.    [[[The teachings about divorce and being celibate are two curious elements of the Catholic Faith that run counter to the Decrees of God from the beginning.  All one has to do to understand what God said in the Torah – that it cannot be added to or taken away from in its substance of fact and principle.  Because this runs counter to what Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount and does alter the Torah and Law instructions – it may best be set aside as a likely alteration/addition to suit an attack against the teachings of Jesus.  If they altered the Sermon on the Mount from divorce without a divorce certificate to be wrong – to then say just to look at a woman and note her desirability is to commit adultery with her in your heart – there is no reason to also suspect this passage to be altered.  Jesus was teaching the proper interpretation and application of the Torah in an enlightened way – as no prophet before or since him.  The fact remains that divorce WAS and IS permitted by God when done per His instruction.  Adultery was punishable by death – but most were merciful to permit divorce and not demand their death.  The other main reason was for what might be translated as the wife being obnoxious to her husband.  As another passage in Scripture speaks: “How can two walk together unless they agree?”  Due to changes in Scripture by Christians and Jews, it would be best to understand the Teachings and every word of God to prevail as our manner of life, that “Man shall live by every word  that proceeds from the mouth of God”.  Therefore I reject the binding of this over the previously given word of God.]]]

       

      13.  Then they brought children to him that he might lay his hand on them and pray for them, but his disciples were driving them away.

       

      14.  Jesus said to them: Permit the lads to come to me and do not restrain them, bor of them is the kingdom of heaven.  Truly I say to you that one will not enter the kingdom of heaven except (he shall be) like these.

       

      15.  So he laid his hand on them and went on from there.

       

      16.  A young man came to him worshipping him and said to him: Rabbi what good thing shall I do to acquire the life of the world to come.

       

      17.  He answered him: Why do you ask about good?  No man is good; because God alone is good.  But if you wish to enter life keep the commandments. [[Jesus was being brief with the commandments, as the young man was obviously familiar with them – Jesus couldn’t have been setting the first commandments aside to be nullified.]]

       

      18.  He said to him: What are they?  Jesus said to him: Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor.

       

      19.  Honor your father and your mother and love your neighbor as yourself.

       

      20.  The young man said to him: All these I have kept, so what yet do I lack?

       

      21.  Jesus said unto him: If you wish to be perfect go and sell all which you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and follow me.  [[Another reason to suspect the eunuch teaching is it was not any point here.]]

       

      22.  It came to pass when the young man heard he went away (angry) because he did not have much property.  [[Opposite of what current account says – another alteration?]]

       

      23.  Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than a rich man to the kingdom of heaven.  [[Another likely alteration or addition. AENT account is it is easier for a rope to enter the eye of a needle.  If entry is based according to our works being living by the Instruction in righteousness – to live by the word of God – if a wealthy man honors God and His word – including being generous to those in need – because he recognizes all he has is from God.]]

       

      24.  Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel [rope] to enter the eye of a needle than a rich man the kingdom of heaven.  [Recall that God told Israel when they had gained wealth they would then start to depart from Him and trust in their riches, rather than God.  Also note the state God said Israel would be in at the end – that they valued His instruction about gain, but would be ignoring how He said they should live their lives and thereby not know His impending judgment against them.]]

       

      25.  The disciples heard and were exceedingly amazed and said to Jesus: If so, who can save (them)?

       

      26.  He turned to them and said: With man the matter is difficult, but with God everything is easy.  [Doing the will of God should be natural, or easy, for a believer.  As Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light”, but we must be yoked to him and his works – living justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with God and according to His Decree and promises – and to recognize the difference between good and evil, secular vs holy, who are brethren in belief and faith in God – and who are His enemies.]

       

      27.  Peter answered and said to him: Behold we have left all to follow after you; what will be ours?

       

      28.  Jesus said: Truly I say to you who follow me, in the day of judgment when man sits upon the throne of his glory you also will sit upon the twelve thrones of the twelve tribes of Israel.

       

      29.  Everyone who leaves his house, and (his brothers), also his sisters, his father, his mother, his wife, and his children from my name will receive (a hundred) like them and will inherit the kingdom of heaven.

       

      30. 

      Many who are first will be last and may who are last will be first.

      Chapter 20

       

       

       

      1.      After this Jesus said to his disciples: The kingdom of heaven is like a certain individual who was master in his house (who arose early) in the morning to hire laborers (for his vineyard).

       

      2.      He hired them for one dinar a day and sent them into his vineyard.

       

      3.      He went out at the third (hour) of the day and saw others standing idle in the market place.

       

      4.      He said to them: Go also you into my vineyard and that which is suitable I will give to you.

       

      5.      So they went.  Then (he) came out again at noon and also at the ninth hour and did the same.

       

      6.      At the eleventh hour he went out also and found others standing and he said to them: Why do you stand idle all day?

       

      7.      They answered him: No man has hired us.  So he said to them: God also you into my vineyard.

       

      8.      It came to pass at evening, the master of the vineyard said to the officer over the laborers: Call them that I might give to them their wages.  He began with the last and finished with the first.

       

      9.      The last received on dinar.

       

      10.  So the first thought they would receive more, but he gave only a dinar to each of them.

       

      11.  Then the first murmured against the master of the vineyard

       

      12.  saying: These last worked one hour and you have made them like us who have worked all day (in) the heat.

       

      13.  He answered one of them and said to him: My friend, I have done you no injustice.  Did I not hire you for one dinar?

       

      14.  Take it and go.  If I wish to give to this last like you

       

      15.  may I not do according to my desire?  (Is there evil) in your eyes when I am good?

       

      16.  So the last shall be first and the first last.  Many are called but few are the chosen.

       

      17.  Jesus drew near to Jerusalem and took his twelve disciples secretly and said to them:

       

      18.  Behold we are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief sages and priests and they will condemn him to death.

       

      19.  Also they will deliver him to the Gentiles to smite and destroy him, but on the third day (he will arise).

       

      20.  Then came the wife of Zebedeel with her sons bowing down and making a request from him.

       

      21.  He said to her: What do you wish?  She said: That you command these my two sons to sit the one on your right and the others on your left in your kingdom.

       

      22.  Jesus answered them: You do not know what you are asking.  Are you able to endure the suffering and the death that I am going to endure?  They said: We are able.

       

      23.  Then he said to them: Drink my cup, but (that you should sit) on my left or my right is not for me to grant to your but to the one who is prepared before my Father.’

       

      24.  The ten heard (this) and it was a matter of anger in their eyes in regard to the two brothers.

       

      25.  Jesus (brought them near) to him and said to them: Know that the princes of the Gentiles have dominion over them and their great ones seek (to subdue them).

       

      26.  It will not be so among you, because he who wishes to be great among you (will serve) you.

       

      27.  He who among you wishes to be first will be your servant,

       

      28.  (just as) the Son of Man did not come that they might serve him, but that he might serve and give himself as a ransom for many. [Ransom, not sacrifice.] [[Ransom price to set the prisoner free – we cannot be set free from falsehoods until we are willing to observe and do the truth of God as taught from the Torah by Yeshua – “Salvation” is of him, and it was freely given to us to know if we believe him and what he said is the Doctrine of God.]]

       

      29.  They entered into Jericho and a crowd followed him.

       

      30.  Behold two blind men came out beside the road.  They heard the noise of the multitude and (asked) what this might be.  It was said to them: The prophet Jesus from Nazareth is coming.  Then they cried out saying: Son of David, have mercy on us!

       

      31.  But the crowd rebuked them (saying: Be silent; ) they nevertheless were crying out and saying: Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!

       

      32.  So Jesus stopped, called them and said: What do you want (me) to do for you?

       

      33.  They said: Lord that our eyes might be opened.

       

      34.  Jesus had pity on them, touched their eyes and said to them: Your faith has healed you.  Immediately they saw, praised God, and followed him.  Then, all the people praised God because of this.

       

      Chapter 21

       

       

       

      1.      They drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethpage on the Mount of Olives, and Jesus sent two of his disciples.

       

      2.      He said unto them: Go into the fortress which is opposite you and immediately you will find a she0ass and her colt (with her).  Untie them and bring them to me.

       

      3.      If a man should say anything to you, tell him the master has need of them and immediately he will let them go.

       

      4.      All this was to fulfill the word of the prophet saying:

       

      5.      Say to the daughter of Zion: behold your king comes to you, just and victorious is he, humble and (riding) upon a she-ass and upon a colt the foal of a she-ass. [Zechariah 9:9, Stone Edition; Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem! For behold, your king will come to you, righteous and victorious is he, a humble man riding upon a donkey, upon a foal, a calf of she-donkeys.  10. I will eliminate any (battle) chariot from Ephraim and any (war) horse from Jerusalem, and the bow of warfare will be eliminated; and he will speak peace to the nations.  His dominion will be from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.”  [***Note the coming king, but God said He would eliminate battle chariots and war horses from Jerusalem – not the one identified as “he will speak peace to the nations” and whose dominion would be to the ends of the earth.]

       

      6.      Then they went and did as Jesus commanded them.

       

      7.      They brought the she-ass and the colt, and Jesus rode upon it while the others placed their garments and clothes upon them.  Then they made the ascent.

       

      8.      Many of the crowd spread out their garments in the way, and others (cut) branches from the trees and cast them before him and behind him,

       

      9.      calling out saying: Hosanna, savior of the world, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna, our savior, may you be glorified in heaven and on earth. [Psalm 118:26 – 27, note DSSB 27, “The cords of the festal procession are with branches” which notes Judges 16:11; 15:13; Ezekiel 3:25.] [[There are significant differences between the DSSB, the MT, and LXX – which is obviously a development of Christians, and are not completely faithful to the Hebrew account of the Holy Scripture, (Torah, Prophets, Psalms and Writings).  Use extreme care to not put invented words into the mouth of God or any of His true Prophets. This can be easily seen in Psalm 110, which will be upcoming shorty.]]

       

      10.  It came to pass afterwards, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, all the city quaked saying: Who is this?

       

      11.  The people said to one another: Jesus the Prophet from (Nazareth) which is in Galilee. [At the Festivals it was required to come to Jerusalem for the “rehearsals” commanded in the Torah, so many were present that had not been there previously.]

       

      12.  Jesus entered the house of the Lord and found there those who buy and sell.  He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.

       

      13.  He said unto them: It is written, my house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations, but you have made it a cave of violent men. [Isaiah 56: 7; Jeremiah 7:11.  Isaiah 56: 6-8, DSSB; “Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to be his servants, and to bless the LORD’s name and observing the sabbath without profaning it, and who hold fast my covenant: these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer.  Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will rise up to be accepted on my altar, for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.  Thus says the Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel; I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.”  Jeremiah 7: 3 – 11 (11), Stone Edition; “Thus said HASHEM, Master of Legions, God of Israel, Improve your ways and your deeds and I will cause you to dwell in this place.  Do not trust the false statements that say, ‘The Sanctuary of HASHEM, the Sanctuary of Hashem, the Sanctuary of HAHSHEM are they! ‘ Only if you truly improve your ways and your deeds; if you truly do justice between man and his fellow; do not oppress stranger, orphan and widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place; and do not go after the gods of others, to your own harm – then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your forefathers, forever and ever.  Behold you trust in the false statements that are of no use.  Can one steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely and burn incense to the Baal and go after the gods of  others that you never knew, and then come and stand before Me in the Temple, upon which My Name is proclaimed, and say, “We are saved!’ – in order to continue these abominations? (11)  Has the Temple, upon which My Name is proclaimed, become a cave of criminals in your eyes?  Moreover – behold, I have seen it – the word of HASHEM.] [[“Improve your ways” was the same commanded God gave to Cain before he murdered his brother Abel.  It has always been the pathway God commanded of man.]]

       

      14.  Then the blind and lame came to him in the temple and he healed them.

       

      15.  The chief sages and priests came to see the wonders which he did.  The young boys were calling out in the temple saying: Let the Son of God be praised.  The sages mocked

       

      16.  and said to him: Have you not heard what these are saying.  He answered them and said: I heard them.  Have you not read: From the mouth of children and babes You have established strength? [Psalm 8:2, Stone Edition; “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings You have established strength, because of Your enemies, to silence foe and avenger.”  It’s interesting to note the points of what things do, as in this verse, “to silence foe and avenger”.]

       

      17.  He left and went out to Bethany and (spent the night) there and there he was explaining to them the kingdom of God.

       

      18.  It came to pass in the morning that he returned to the city hungry.

       

      19.  He saw a fig tree near the road and drew near to it but found nothing on it except leaves.  He said to it: May fruit never come forth from you.  Immediately the fig tree dried up.

       

      20.  The disciples saw, were amazed, and said: How is it the fig tree dried up immediately?

       

      21.  Jesus answered and said to them: If you have faith without doubt, not only to the fig tree will you do (this), but should you say to this mountain that it should depart and go (into the sea), it will be done.

       

      22.  Everything which you shall ask in prayer while believing, you will receive.

       

      23.  He went into the temple to teach and there came to him the sages, the priests, and the rulers of the people saying: By what power do you do this (and who gave you) this strength?

       

      24.  Jesus answered them and said to them: I also will ask you a question and if you tell me I also will tell you by what power I do (this).

       

      25.  The baptism of John when was it, from heaven or from men?  They grieved among themselves saying: What will we say.  If we say from heaven, he will say to us: Why did you not believe him?

       

      26.  If we say from men, we fear the crowd because all of them believe John was a prophet. {Note the role of prophets was to call people to repent from evil, to do good – as God said what is good – and that they do no evil – and God has said what is evil in His sight.  Evidently the leadership was as unbelieving as any today have show themselves to be – whether Jew or Gentile.]

       

      27.  So they said: We do not know.  He said: Also I will not tell you by what power I do (this).  [Note comments that John was believed to be “from heaven” – meaning he gave a Divinely inspired message – to return to God indeed – which is the same thing Jesus was Teaching – but in a way that even John the Baptist didn’t – and no other prophet in Jewish history ever has to date – and it’s been about 2000 years.  Only Jesus (Yeshua) came within the timeline shown in Daniel, as was noted by the “wise men” from the east.  Jesus being “from heaven” might be understood to be the same as John being from heaven – and John was the one who came to prepare the way, as foretold of Elijah, and might well be parred to “that prophet” foretold by Moses.  Judging by the divisions of faiths that center on Jesus and those who deny Jesus as “that prophet”, the standards given by God would best be understood by all men to be the standards taught by God, the Holy Prophets and Jesus, who was to be declared the coming king who would judge and rule from Jerusalem as God decreed – as following Jesus is to be following God because Jesus illuminated His word to be Everlasting, reliable and just.]

       

      28.  In that evening Jesus said to his disciples: What is your opinion?  A certain man had two sons; he approached (one) and said to him; Go my son today to work in my vineyard.

       

      29.  He said to him: I do not wish to.  But afterward he repented and went.

       

      30.  He said to the other likewise and he answered him: Here I am, Sir, but he did not go.

       

      31.  Which of two did the will of the Father?  They said to him: The first.  Jesus said to them: Truly I say to you, violent men and harlots will precede you into the kingdom of heaven

       

      32.  because John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not (believe him. But) violent men and harlots believed him and you saw it and did not turn in repentance.  Also afterward you did no repent to believe him.  To the one who has ears to hear let him hear in disgrace.  [This string of accounts (see vs. 21,22) shows possible alteration.  Jesus had already taught about prayer – and about fasting and prayer.  The fact is that millions have stumbled in faith because their sincere prayers were not answered as their faith expected.  Jesus had already taught about faith – that it is a faith that works as God Instructed for our good and that justice be established per the standards God gave.  He already addressed those things – but then we can observe passages that cursing trees to wither or mountains to move will be performed if we just “have no doubt,” which is to “have undoubting faith.”  This likens to the ending of Mark, which totally defies Jesus teachings in Matthew from one end to the other.  We have also seen where Shem Tob inserted the text of Mark into Matthew for some purpose, and it seems very reasonable to attempt to over state things that would lead to doubting the sure teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.  Obviously not all the “disciples” of Jesus failed to believe him – as this text accounts.  It is possible he was warning Judas, who was soon to betray him, or perhaps sages and leadership within earshot, but it seems likely to me we are dealing with a text that shows probable evidence of being altered – not necessarily by Shem Tob, but by someone else in the 1300 years prior to him.  Hopefully a better preserved text will surface, but we can judge the text by how it preserves the Hebrew Scripture of Jesus’ days on earth – or not.  We can also judge it by whether the Instructions of God are altered or twisted against what God had clearly taught – such as His words to Cain or the words spoken to Satan when Adam and Eve were present – or the accounts of the Torah history and Everlasting Covenant.] [[Those who desire to do the will of God as taught in the Jewish Holy Scripture and Dead Sea Scrolls and who believe Jesus was teaching the Doctrine of God – should get together to openly discuss suspected alterations to the Hebrew and Greek Matthew and thereby participate in the work to “Restore!” of Isaiah 42, and those to whom God would write a book of remembrance, Mal. 3 (16-18)  DSSB: “Therefore, behold, I send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and they will suddenly come to his temple, the Lord, whom you seek and the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire; behold, he himself comes, says the LORD of hosts.  But who can endure them; [when?]they come?  And who shall stand when he [singular – “that prophet” of Deut. 18:15 – Jesus/Yeshua – the anointed by the Spirit of God to speak directly through him as did Moses] appears?  For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers soap; and he will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer to the LORD offerings to righteousness.  Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.  And I will come near to you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the orphan, and those who turn aside the sojourner from his right, and do not fear me, says the LORD God.  *** For I, the LORD, change not; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.  From the days of your fathers  you have turned aside from my ordinances, and you have not kept them. Return to me and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.  But you say, “How shall we return?  Will a man rob God? [Most commonly taught to Christians as a reason to tithe – but God was saying to return to live as He had instructed and that through their doing as He directed here they would know how – but it surely was NOT merely tithing to exclude living justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with God]  Yet you rob me.  But you say, “How have we robbed you?” In tithes and offerings.  You are looking on appearances; for you rob me, even this whole nation.  Bring every tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my houses, and prove me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pur out the blessing for you, until it overflows.  And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall you viene cast fruit before its time in the field, says the LORD of hosts.  Your words have been arrogant against me, says the LORD.  Yet you say, “What have we spoken against you?”  You have said, “It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept his charge and and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?  And now we call the proud happy; indeed, those who work wickedness are built up; and indeed they tempt God and escape.”  (16)Then those that feared the LORD spoke one to another; and the LORD listened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.  So that they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, even my own possession, in the day that I make; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.  Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves him not.”  Note the work it would cause would be to distinguish between what is righteous and what is wicked – which will show WHO serves the LORD and who DOES NOT – which was the point Jesus made about those he declared he NEVER KNEW – the point is well established the modern “gospel of grace” by faith, without the works God declared righteous and just is a false gospel – not the true gospel of Jesus.  Their gospel of grace alone and/or faith alone is solely based on the doctrine of Paul – not God.]]

       

      33.  At that time Jesus said to his disciples and to a company of the Jews: Hear now the parable of the sower.  A certain honorable man planted a vineyard, walled it up on every side, built a tower in its midst, and also dug a vat in it, entrusted it to servants, and went on his way.

       

      34.  It came to pass at the time of the gathering of the produce, he sent his servants to those  who were working to receive his produce.

       

      35.  But the workers took his servants, smote the first, killed the second, and the third they stoned with stones.

       

      36.  Again he sent many  more servants than the first and they did to them likewise.

       

      37.  Finally, he sent them his son saying: Perhaps they will honor my son.

       

      38.  The workers saw his son and said to one another: This is the heir.  Come let us kill him and we will inherit his estate. [Who falsely accused Jesus and sent him to death, as they also did others?  Who was behind altering the Scripture and establishing the Church at Rome to kill faithful servants of God and also prevent their members from knowing the Holy Scripture to know what God said?  Who has also altered the Hebrew account of the Holy Scripture since the days of Jesus?  Dare we suspect there is a common source?  Look at the deeds and you will know whom they serve – be it God – or not.  To this day many Jews seem to give equal weight to the Talmud and Tanach – the words of God and the words of men – and Jesus taught to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God – so how does he stand condemned, but by those who deliberately altered the words of God to prevent seeing who Jesus really was, and the truth and grace of God that he clearly taught.] [[Who would know better what verses could be altered to lie to Christians and then also point out to Jews that Christians observe lies against God?  The same ones who foment division of the world today by evil schemes?]]

       

      39.  So they took him, cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

       

      40.  Now when the lord of the vineyard comes what will he do to them?

       

      41.  They answered him saying: As for the wicked he will destroy them in misery and his vineyard he will give to other workers who will immediately give to him the portion of his produce. [When the TRUE gospel is known, it should cause immediately repenting to do as God Instructed (Torah instructions – including distinction between those of Israel and the sojourners/Gentiles who serve God and as Taught through Jesus (Yeshua).] [[Paul is abundantly proven to be a liar in “Jesus Words Only”.  See website:  http://www.jesuswordsonly.com]]

       

      42.  Jesus said to them: have you not read the Scripture, the stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner, this was from the Lord, it is a marvel in our eyes.  [Psalm 118:22] [[To reject “that prophet” was to be “cut off” from the brethren – the warning given in Deut. 18.]] [[[The point of the wedding feast was a warning to those who were and would reject him.]]]

       

      43.  Therefore I say to you the kingdom of heaven will be torn from you and given to a nation producing fruit. [[Isaiah 42 – did Jesus teach it is honorable for ALL men to do the will of God in the Torah – that keeping the Torah is honorable?  Yes.]]

       

      44.  He who falls upon this stone will be cast down; he who falls upon it will be broken apart.

       

      45.  The chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables and understood that he was speaking in regard to them. [The Pharisee movement was fairly new in Jesus’ days, but most Jews today give heavy weight to their teachings and interpretations.  Many are very good, but not all.  There is great value to acknowledge the teachings of Jesus proper interpretation and application of the Torah and every word of God to our lives to this day.]

       

      46.  They sought to kill him but they feared the crowds to whom he was a prophet.

       

      Chapter 22

       

       

       

      1.      Jesus answered and spoke to them again in the words of a parable.

       

      2.      The Kingdom of heaven is like a king who made a wedding ceremony.

       

      3.      He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the wedding ceremony, but they did not wish to come.’

       

      He again sent other servants saying: Tell those who are invited, behold I have prepared a feast.  I have killed oxen and fowl, and all is ready.  Come to the wedding ceremony.

       

      4.      But they scorned and went away, some into the city and some to their businesses.

       

      5.      Others took his servants, abused them, and killed them.

       

      6.      The King heard this, was angry, sent those murderers away, and burned their homes with fire.

       

      7.      Then he said to his servants: The marriage ceremony is ready, but those who were invited were unworthy.

       

      8.      Now go out unto the roads and all whom you find invite to the marriage ceremony.

       

      9.      His servants went out unto the ways and assembled all those who were found, good and bad, so the marriage ceremony was filled with those who were eating.

       

      10.  The king entered to see those who were eating and saw there a man who was not clothed in wedding garments.

       

      11.  He said to him: My friend how did you come in here without wedding garments?  He was silent.

       

      12.  Then the king said to his servants: Bind his hands and feet and cast him to the nether most and lowest hell; there will be weeping and gnashing of feet.

       

      13.  Many are called but few are chosen. [If the underlying issue is who was doing the will of God, then the point was being made that anyone who is not “wearing wedding garments” needs to understand what they are.  Revelation has a passage that defines this well.  He wasn’t speaking of just one person here, as the final comment was “many are called, but few are chosen”.  This would be best understood to run parallel with those who are wise VS those who were foolish.  The foolish have no excuse – the wise are not casual with the word of God.]

       

      14.  Then the Pharisees came and took counsel to take him in speech.

       

      15.  They sent to him some of their disciples, with violent men from Herod saying: Rabbi, we know that you are faithful, you faithfully study the way of God, you fear nothing, and are impartial.

       

      16.  Tell us your opinion: Is it right to give tribute to Caesar or not?

       

      17.  Jesus recognized their deceit and said: Why do you entice me hypocrites?

       

      18.  Show me a tax coin.  They brought a plain one to him.

       

      19.  He said to them: Whose form is this and whose impression?

       

      20.  They said: Caesar’s.  Then Jesus said to them: Return to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s.

       

      21.  They heard and were amazed.  They left him and went away. [There is a difference between what is due God and Government, and Jesus never taught the Law, prophets or psalms were common or done away with.  Jesus held them in high esteem.  Only Paul and his disciples believe the Law was the source of sin and evil conduct and that it was done away with to then put the Government in charge so the Christian just had to obey the Government to be obeying God.  Likewise the image on the money shows it is not of God and currently feigns “In God We Trust” – when the trust is in fiat money created by Jewish bankers.  What belongs to God is complete trust that His words of life are eternally true, just, reliable and are the manner of life we owe to God, who created all things and created man in His own image (man and woman alike).

       

      22.  On that day, the Sadducces and those who deny the resurrection of the dead met him.  They asked him

       

      23.  saying: Rabbi, Moses surely said to us: When brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no son, his brother should take his wife to raise up the seed of his brother.

       

      24.  Behold there were seven brothers among us.  The first one took a wife, died without seed and his brother married his wife.

       

      25.  Likewise the second and third unto the seventh.

       

      26.  After them the woman died.

       

      27.  Since she had already belonged to all of them, to which of the seven will she be a wife?

       

      28.  Jesus answered and said to them: You err and do not understand the writings or the power of God.

       

      29.  In the day of resurrection men will not take women nor women men, but they will be like the angels of God in heaven.

       

      30.  Have you not read concerning the resurrection of the dead that the Lord spoke to you saying:

       

      31.  I the Lord am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?  If so, he is not the God of the dead but the God of the living. [Exodus 3: 6, 15]

       

      32.  The crowds heard and were amazed at his wisdom. [What is the obvious wisdom but that all are alive to God, even after death.  The curiosity is “in the day of resurrection” and passages that indicate having children in the future kingdom, if the major prophets have not been altered.  Additional study needed.]

       

      33.  When the Pharisees saw that the Sadducces had no answer, they joined his servants. [Note this passage, as a later account seems to defy this?]

       

      34.  Then a sage asked him tempting him:

       

      35.  Rabbi, tell us which is the greatest commandment in the Torah.

       

      36.  He said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and all your strength.

       

      37.  This is the first.

       

      38.  The second is like it: Thou shalt love your neighbor as yourself. [Deut. 6:5; 10:12; 30:6]

       

      39.  Upon these two commandments the whole law hangs and the prophets.

       

      40.  The Pharisees assembled and Jesus asked them

       

      41.  saying: What is your opinion concerning the Messiah, whose son will he be?  They said to him: The son of David.

       

      42.  He said to them: How is it that David by the Holy Spirit called him saying: Lord,

       

      43.  as it is written: The Lord said to my Lord sit at my right hand until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet. [After checking Psalm 110 in the Christian version, then the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, then the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible – a mystery was revealed that needs to be addressed in the interest of truth.  The Christian version disagrees in content with the Hebrew Masoretic Text translation.  In the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, Psalms has many copies – Psalms and Isaiah being most complete – and for all the copies of the Psalms, 110 does not exist in any scroll.  Was it added after Christian invention to the LXX? And the MT making it about David only?  This is also the text where the Melchizedec priesthood of Jesus is found – and if invented – this supports Hebrew Study editions on Melchizedec to make sense and shows Christians delude themselves to think otherwise, and the account was he was a descendant of Noah’s son Shem – a priesthood to those who remain faithful to the one true God – not by genealogy.]

       

      44.  If David called him Lord, how is he his son?  [It was never said of David that anyone who did not do what he said was to be “cut off”, but it was of those who would not hear “whatever that prophet shall say unto you.”  Even Moses deferred to whatever he would say.]

       

      45.  They were not able to answer him a word and from then on they feared to ask him anything.

       

      Chapter 23

       

      1.      Then Jesus spoke to the people and to his disciples

       

      2.      saying: Upon the seat of Moses the Pharisees and the sages sit.

       

      3.      Now all which [he said] to you keep and do; but according to their ordinances and deeds do not do because they say and do not. [Correction to “he said”, based on the textual criticism of Nehemiah Gordon – Jewish scripture authority – video on YouTube that covers this passage particularly – definitely altered in the Hebrew and Greek accounts .]

       

      4.      They demand and set forth great burdens which the shoulders of men are not able to bear; but they themselves even with their finger are unwilling to move.

       

      5.      All their actions they do for the sake of appearances, they wear expensive garments and large tassels, called phiblios; [likely added, as Jews would not need to know the Greek word for the tassels?]

       

      6.      they love to recline first in the banquet halls, to be seated first at the synagogues,

       

      7.      to prostrate themselves in the streets, and to be called Rabbi.  [These sayings are warnings about those who consider themselves “Rabbi”.  Interesting is that according to one internet resource the Jews consider themselves to date to 300 BC, when the Rabbinical tradition started gaining momentum.  Anyone can get a copy of their Scriptures at this time and note that study editions have comments from various Rabbi’s through their history.  Some comments provide insight that is wonderful, but unfortunately others tended towards elevation of Jews over Gentiles to me a matter of race and not faithfulness to God – a very sad condition.  The greatest blessing I’ve noted is to understand what Jesus taught and view the unaltered Hebrew text to gain greater understanding with the OT than to ever cast it aside and think you understand Jesus fully without study of the words of God, the Prophets, Psalms and Writings and to ALSO note which have been significantly changed in the Jewish record and even more altered in the Christian records of the Jewish Holy Scripture.  Both Jews and Christians have altered Scripture – but only Christians have allowed false reports to be considered the “word of God” just because it was said by a book in the NT – which factually have been altered – who else has told us about this before and pointed to the truth?????]

       

      8.      But as for you, do not desire to be called Rabbi.  One is your Rabbi and all of you are brothers.  [Jesus did not claim the title Rabbi for himself, but taught as a prophet of God.  Hebrew Scripture says God is our Teacher. Exodus 4:15; Deut. 4:36; Psalm 25:12; 32:8; 71:17; 94:10; Isaiah 2:3; 28:26; 48:17; 54:13; Jeremiah 32:33; Micah 4:2]

       

      9.      Call no man upon the earth father. One is your father who is in heaven. [In context of title apart from fact – note Scripture and even the Ten Declarations deal with “father” as one of the parents and in genealogies – Jesus was not setting the word of God aside, but saying that “father” was not to be a title among men as Rabbi was not to be used amongst them either.  Note the equality between believers didn’t even establish one of the apostles above another – they were to be brethren, as Jesus previously pointed out that those who hear him and do the will of God are “brothers, sisters and mother” – family – with God as Father, Creator and Teacher – even Redeemer, per the Hebrew accounts.]

       

      10.  Do not be called Rabbi, because one is your Rabbi, the Messiah.  [Noted previously, one coming to teach the Torah as honorable – even to the Gentiles – Isaiah 42; Deut. 18:15.  Note in the Hebrew Matthew when Jesus (Yeshua) was said to be declared “Messiah” or the one who would return when the Father said it was time – figuring of event as the “marriage feast” of tradition in his day.]

       

      11.  The greatest among you will serve you. [Elders was the invention of Paul, and there is ample proof that Elders often exercise authority to silence truth and justice – Paul was added because without the authority of establishing an eldership at Rome, the entire Papal authority – and its evils – disappears into the thin air of fantasy and fake news.  Only those that believe the truth of God can be set free from the lies of Satan and dreamers and evil men who defy the word of God and count it as unable to do that for which God gave it.]

       

      12.  He who exalts himself will be humbled; he who is humbled will be exalted.

       

      13.  Woe to you Pharisees and sages, hypocrites because you close up the kingdom of heaven before men, you yourselves do not enter and those who wish to enter you do not permit to enter. [Reminds me of the Eldership at a Church of Christ in Canton that read “One Disciple To Another – The Original Jesus” and gave a special presentation to “their” congregation to NOT read it.  Even Elders run in fear when they don’t know God and understand what Jesus DID teach.  Two of my own brothers who are preachers asked me not to publish it and have basically “shunned” me ever since – without cause. ]

       

      14.  Woe to you Pharisees and sages, hypocrites, because you devour and divide the wealth of certain widows with lengthy exposition; for this you will suffer a long punishment.

       

      15.  You encompass sea and land to bind the heart of the one man to your faith and when he is bound he is doubly worse than before.

       

      16.  Woe to you, council of the blind, who say that he who swears by the temple is not obligated, but he who vows by anything which is consecrated to the structure of the temple is obligated to pay,

       

      17.  – mad and blind men, which is greater, the temple or that which is consecrated to the temple? –

       

      18.  and whoever swears by the altar is not obligated but he who sweaers that he will make an offering is obligated to give it.

       

      19.  Woe blind men, which is more, the gift or the altar, the temple or the gift?

       

      20.  He who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything which is in it.

       

      21.  Missing in the HGOM.  AENT: And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and He who dwells in it.

       

      22.  He who swears by the throne of God swears by it and by the one  who sits upon it.

       

      23.  Woe to them, the sages and Pharisees, who tithe mint, dill and pomegranate, but who commit robbery and leave undone that which is weightier, that is, the judgments of the Torah which are: kindness, truth and faithfulness.  These are commands worthy of doing, one should not forget them. [Note how this teaching defies Paul’s criticism of the “Law” that Paul alone claimed to be set aside by the cross and death of Jesus – when Jesus said every letter continues to matter.  Paul had NOTHING in Jesus or God or any Apostle of Jesus – his was a gospel NOT of God.] [[See “Not Paul, but Jesus” by Jeremy Bentham and note his conclusions about Paul in the 1800’s.]] [[[***Commandments of YHWH are categorized as Judgments, Testimonies and Statutes.  The Judgments are the moral or ethical commandments that differentiate right from wrong.  Mercy: Hosea 6:6; Faith Genesis 15:6 and 23:5 – would best be translated as “Faithfulness” than “Faith”, per the Habakuk pasher in the DSS. *** is overview of AENT comments, but the text is from an altered version – pre 160 CE.  The Hebrew is kindness, truth and faithfulness – much clearer and devoid of alteration.]]]

       

      24.  Offspring of blind leaders, who are strict in the manner of the gnat and swallow the camel.

       

      25.  Woe to you Pharisees and sages because you cleanse cups and platters on the outside but inside them is full of wickedness and uncleanness.

       

      26.  Hypocrite, cleanse first that which is inside in order that that which is outside might be pure.

       

      27.  Woe to you sages and Pharisees, hypocrites, who are like whitened sepulchers which appear on the outside to be beautiful to men, but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and the filthy.

       

      28.  Thus you appear on the outside to be righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

       

      29.  Woe to you, hypocrites, Pharisees, and sages because you build the tombs of the prophets and glorify the monuments of the righteous.

       

      30.  You say: If we had been in the days of our fathers we would not have permitted them to put the prophets to death.

       

      31.  In this you bear witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who killed the prophets.

       

      32.  You behave according to the deeds of your fathers. [Look at works – who is upholding the word of God as totally reliable and good for life and His kindness towards those who observe and do as He Instructed and Decreed.]

       

      33.  Serpents, seed of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehenna if you do not turn in repentance?

       

      34.  At that time Jesus said to the crowds of Jews: Therefore, behold I am sending to you prophets, sages, and scribes.  Some of them you will kill, some of them you will afflict in your synagogues and you will pursue them from city to city,  [This work may well be considered a work of a scribe who provides evidence that the Holy Scriptures have been altered and there is great need to repent to the Truth of God as given from the beginning – to live by every word of God and whatever “that prophet” said to believe and do.  Note Isaiah 42 “restore” and the other prophet writing about those who returned to seek God in truth and restore what He says is the difference between good and evil.]

       

      35.  in order to place upon you the blood of every righteous one which has been poured out upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zechariah the Son of Barachiah whom you killed between the temple and the altar.

       

      36.  Truly I say to you that all these things will come upon this generation,

       

      37.  and upon Jerusalem who kills the prophets and removes those who are sent.  How many times I wished to gather your children as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings and you would not.

       

      38.  Therefore you will leave your houses desolate.

       

      39. 

      Truly I say to you, you will not see me henceforth until you will say: Blessed is our savior.  {resources available to do a word search for “savior” in the Bible – double check all the references – God had repeatedly raised up men who were to be a savior – the primary singular foretold is of “that prophet” in Deut. 18:15}[AENT: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of Master YHWH”]  [Once again, refer to Psalm 118, as in 21:9 and the procession with branches, this Psalm shows a distinction in the DSSB at verse 29 to not just be a generic “he” who comes in the NAME of the LORD, but “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.”  This Psalm declares God is God, and also expresses the light He gives – and Jesus had been enlightening the pathway to God and doing as He had instructed – directing to live by every word of God – as no other prophet in Jewish history.”Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.  We bless you by your name from the house of the LORD.  The LORD is God, and he has given us light.  The cords of the festal procession are with branches up to the horn of the altar.  You are my God, and I will give thanks to you, you are my God, I will exalt you. O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”  Psalms 22 and 118 speak directly to what Jesus  knew he was about to endure, and his quoting smidgens of them before hand begs that we read them well and stop imagining otherwise.  6 – 12; The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can mortals do to me?  The LORD is on my side among those who help me; I will look in triumph on those who hate me.  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in humans.  It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.  All nations surround me; in the name of the LORD I cut them off.  They surround me like bees, but they burned out like a fire of thorns, for in the name of the LORD I cut them off! [As “that prophet” – this totally fits] 16 “The right hand of the LORD is lifted high.  I will not die, but  live, and I will recount the deeds of the LORD.  The LORD has punished me severely, but he has not given me over to death.  Open for me the gates of righteousness that I may enter them and give thanks to the LORD.  This is the gate of the LORD, through which the righteous will enter.  23: “This is the LORDS’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.  This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Please save us now, O LORD! O LORD, please give us now success!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD.  We bless you by your name from the house of the LORD.  The LORD is God, and he has given us light.  The cords of the festal procession are with branches up to the horns of the altar.  You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will exalt you.  O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”]]  {{{Jesus never claimed to be God, but clearly said that only God is good.}}} [[[The Trinity Doctrine has no support in the Torah, Psalms, Prophets, Writings or the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  As Catholic scholars have said – it is a Papal decree and has no basis in Scripture and must be “accepted by faith” in the Pope and Roman Catholic Church authority.]]]

      Chapter 24

       

       

       

      1.      It came to pass when Jesus went out from the temple, as he was going, his disciples drew near to show him the buildings of the temple.

       

      2.      He said: You see all these: truly I say to you that all will be destroyed and there will not be left there one stone upon another.

       

      3.      As he sat on the Mount of olives opposite the temple, Peter, John and Andrew asked him secretly: When will be all these things be, and what will be the sign when all these matters will take place, or when will they begin and when will be the end of the world and your coming?

       

      4.      Jesus answered them: beware lest anyone should lead you astray,

       

      5.      because many will come in my name saying: I am messiah, and they will lead you astray.

       

      6.      As for you, when you hear of wars and a company of hosts, beware lest you become foolish, because all of this will occur, but the end will not be yet.

       

      7.      Nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom, there will be great tumults, grievous famine, and earthquake in various places.

       

      8.      All of these are the beginning of suffering.

       

      9.      Then they will bind you over for tribulation and will kill you, and you will become a reproach to all the nations for my name.

       

      10.  Then many will be perturbed, deal treacherously with each other, and be enraged among themselves.

       

      11.  False prophets will arise and lead many astray.

       

      12.  When wickedness multiplies, the love of many will grow faint.

       

      13.  Whoever waits until the end will be saved.

       

      14.  And this gospel, that is, evungili, will be preached in all the earth for a witness concerning me to all the nations and then the end will come.

       

      15.  This is the Anti-Christ and this is the abomination which desolates which was spoken of by Daniel as standing in the holy place.  The the one who reads understand.

       

      16.  Then those who are in Juda, let them flee to the mountains.

       

      17.  He who is upon the house, let him not come down to take anything out of his house.

       

      18.  He who is in the field, let him not turn back to take his garment.

       

      19.  Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who nurse children in those days.

       

      20.  Pray to God that your flight will not be on the Sabbath day.

       

      21.  Because then there will be great distress which has not been from the creation of the world unto now and as will not be.

       

      22.  Except those days were fre, no flesh would be saved; for for the sake of the chosen those days will be few.

       

      23.  At that time, if one should say to you: Behold the Messiah is here or there do not believe it.

       

      24.  Because false messiahs and false prophets will arise and they will give signs and great wonders so that if it can be they will come to lead the chosen astray.

       

      25.  [verses 25 and 26 are reversed in the HGOM – another direct alteration of our texts]  Then if they should say to you: Behold he is in the wilderness, do not go out, and: Behold he is in the chambers, do not believe it. {note the testimony about Paul’s meeting Jesus on the Damascus Road in Acts – the accounts vary widely (against themselves), and he claims to have seen Jesus in the wilderness – and where was he when receiving his visions that the gospel is a mystery of faith alone?  Also note a cave is like a chamber – where did the founder of Islam receive his revelation? In a cave?]

       

      26.  Behold I tell you before it happens.

       

      27.  Again Jesus said to his disciples: As the lightning comes from the east and is seen in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

       

      28.  Wherever the body is, there will be gathered the vultures. [not eagles]

       

      29.  At that time, after the tribulation of those days, the sun will grow dark, the moon will not give forth its light, the stars will fall from heaven, and the host of heaven will be shaken.

       

      30.  Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven and all the families of the earth will weep and will see the Son of Man on the clouds of heaven with a great host and with dreadful appearance.

       

      31.  He will send his angels with a trumpet and with a great shout to gather his chosen from the four winds of heaven, from one end of heaven unto the other.

       

      32.  From the fig tree learn the parable; when you see its branches and leaves sprouting know that he is near

       

      33.  to the gates.

       

      34.  Truly I say to you: this generation will not pass away until all these things shall be done.

       

      35.  Heaven and earth will pass away.

       

      36.  But of that day or that time there is none who knows, not even the angels of heaven, but the Father only.

       

      37.  Again Jesus said to his disciples: As in the days of Noah so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.

       

      38.  Just as before the flood, they were eating, drinking, being fruitful, and multiplying until the day when Noah entered the ark.

       

      39.  They did not know until the flood came upon them and destroyed them; so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

       

      40.  Then if there shall be two ploughing in a field, one righteous and the other evil, the one will be taken and the other left.

       

      41.  Two women will be grinding at a mill; one will be taken and the other left.  This is because the angels at the end of the world will remove the stumbling blocks from the world and will separate the good from the evil. [Who is left? The evil or the righteous?]

       

      42.  Then Jesus said to his disciples: Therefore watch with me because you do not know at what hour your lord is coming.

       

      43.  This you know, if one knew what hour the thief was coming, he would watch and not allow him to dig into his house.

       

      44.  So you should be prepared, because you do not know at what hour the Son of Man is going to come.

       

      45.  What do you think of the faithful and wise servant whose lord places him over his children to give them food in its time?

       

      46.  Blessed is that servant whose lord finds him doing this when he comes.

       

      47.  Truly I say to you that he will place him over his children.

       

      48.  But if that servant should be evil and should say in his heart: My lord is late in coming,

       

      49.  and should begin to beat the servant of his lord and should eat and drink with gluttons,

       

      50.  his lord will come in a day for which he does not wait and a time which he does not know.

       

      51.  He will divide him and place his portion with the hypocrites, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

       

      Chapter 25

       

      1.      Again Jesus said to his disciples: The kingdom of heaven is like ten virgins who took their lamps and went forth to meet a bridegroom and a bride.

       

      2.      Five of them were lazy fools and five of them were alert and wise.

       

      3.      The five foolish brought their lamps, but they brought no oil with them.

       

      4.      The wise brought oil in their vessels with their lamps. [Recall the Teachings about being a light to the world.]

       

      5.      The bridegroom was late and behold all of them lingered and slept.

       

      6.      It came to pass at midnight that behold a voice was heard: Behold the bridegroom is coming, come to meet him.

       

      7.      Then all those virgins came and trimmed their lamps.

       

      8.      The foolish virgins said to the wise: Give us some of your oil because our lamps have gone out. [They were not being the light of God to the world that God and Jesus had instructed them to be – they were not living on the pathway of life as God had commanded, so they might be a light to all men of the reliability of the Instruction, Justice and Kindness of God being reflected in their lives to others.]

       

      9.      The wise answered saying: Go now to those who sell and buy for yourselves because there is not enough oil for us and you.  We fear that it will be lacking for us. [Righteousness is not imputed to the evil.  God will not hold the righteous as guilty for those who are evil, just as He said the righteous who turn to do evil will not be accounted the righteousness of their previous state of life.]

       

      10.  It came to pass when they went to buy, the bridegroom came; those who were ready went with him into the marriage ceremony and the gate was closed.

       

      11.  Afterwards, the foolish came and called at the gate saying: Our lord, open for us.

       

      12.  He answered them: Truly I say to you, I do not know who you are.  [It should be obvious to consider his sayings of “I do not know you” as being related.]

       

      13.  Be careful, therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour when the bridegroom will come.

       

      14.  Again Jesus told his disciples another example: The kingdom of heaven is like a man going on a far journey; he called his servants and dispersed to them his money.

       

      15.  To one he gave five coins of gold, to the second he gave two coins of gold and to the third one, to each according to what was suitable for him he gave.  Then he went on his journey.

       

      16.  The one who received five coins of gold went and gained five others.

       

      17.  Likewise the one who received two went, bought, sold, and gained five others.

       

      18.  But he who received the one went, dug in the earth, and hid the money of his lord.

       

      19.  After many days the lord of those servants came and sought from them an accounting of the money.

       

      20.  The one who received five coins of Gold came near and said to him: My lord, you gave me five coins of gold and behold for you are five others which I have gained.

       

      21.  His lord said to him: Truly you are a good and faithful servant.  Because you have been faithful in a little, I will appoint you over much; enter into the joy of your lord.

       

      22.  ‘Also the one who received two coins of gold drew near and said: My lord, you gave me two coins of gold; here are two others which I have gained. [A minor error?  Verse 17 says five others were gained by him.]

       

      23.  His lord said to him: Truly you are a good and faithful servant.  Because you have been faithful in a little, I will appoint you over much; enter into the joy of your lord. [Being faithful is required to enter “the joy of your lord.”  What is due God of his people, but to observe and do His good will?  God never commanded man to be what He knows we cannot be, the one who said: “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” would have you think God set His truth and justice aside.  As God told Cain: Surely if you improve yourself you will be elevated (forgiven), and God told him he was able to, but if he didn’t that sin would possess or rule over him.  Carefully study the account in Genesis of the fall of man – where did God say man had fallen and the universe thereby altered to decay because of it?  If you find where anyone but Paul or his disciples say such a thing, Please point it out me.]

       

      24.  Then he who received the one drew near and said: My lord, I know that you are firm and hard and that you reap what you did not sow and gather what you did not scatter.

       

      25.  So in fear of you I went and hid your coin of gold and behold you have what is yours.

       

      26.  His lord answered and said: Wicked and lazy servant, since you knew that I reap what I did not sow and gather what I did not scatter,

       

      27.  therefore, you should have given my wealth to my money-changers so that at my coming I would have received what is mine with profit. [There is profit to exchange what we know of the word of God with others – we might also gain more understanding and appreciation for the goodness and reliability of His word to benefit all who will hear Him and seek His will.  As Jesus said: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you”.]

       

      28.  Therefore, take from him the coin of gold and give it to the one who gained five coins of gold.

       

      29.  To the one who has it will be given, but to the one who does not have that which was intended for him will be taken from him. [Jesus also said the kingdom would be torn from Israel and given to a kingdom that would produce the works of God – that would live as He instructed His people to live.]

       

      30.  As for the lazy servant, cast him into the darkness of the lowest places, there shall be for him weeping and gnashing of teeth.

       

      31.  Again Jesus said to his disciples: When the Son of Man comes in his revelation with his angels, then he will sit upon the throne of his glory.

       

      32.  All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them as the shepherd separates the sheep and the goats.

       

      33.  He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

       

      34.  Then he will say to those on his right: Enter blessed of my father and inherit for yourselves the kingdom of heaven prepared for you from the creation of the world until now.

       

      35.  Because I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink, I was a wayfarer and you took me in,

       

      36.  naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.

       

      37.  Then the righteous will answer: O our Lord, when did we see you hungry and satisfied you, thirsty and gave you to drink,

       

      38.  naked and clothed you,

       

      39.  sick and visited you, in prison and came to you?

       

      40.  The king will answer and say to them: Truly I say to you that every time you did it to one of the needs of these my brothers, even the little ones like these, you did it to me. [Point to ponder – who are “my brothers” according to the Teachings of Jesus?  Jesus taught doing good to fellows in the gospel – not the wicked and foolish, in hopes they would repent and turn to God.  Should “we” make sure fellow believers are provided for first – especially those undergoing persecution, widows, orphans, disabled, old, sick, homeless, etc…]

       

      41.  Also he will say to those on his left: Depart from me you cursed and go into the eternal fire, to the place prepared for you, with Satan and his angels,

       

      42.  because I was hungry and you did not give me to eat, I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink,

       

      43.  I was a wayfarer and you did not take me in, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.

       

      44.  Then they also will answer and say to him: When did we see you, O our Lord, hungry, thirsty, or a wayfarer, naked, sick, or in prison and were not with you serving you?

       

      45.  He will answer them and say: I say to you that whenever you did not do this to one of these needy, even the little ones like these, you did not do it to me.

       

      46.  Then these will go into eternal abhorrence but the righteous into eternal life.

       

      Chapter 26

       

      1.      It came to pass when Jesus finished speaking all these things, he said to his disciples:

       

      2.      Do you not know that after two days will be the Passover and the Son of Man will be delivered into the hand of the Jews for the gallows. [Gallows?]

       

      3.      Then the rulers of the priests and the great ones of the people were gathered together in the court of the chief priest whose name was Caiaphas.

       

      4.      They took counsel together to seize Jesus by craftiness and to kill him.

       

      5.      But they said it should not be at the feast lest there be a tumult among the people.

       

      6.      It came to pass when Jesus was in Cephar-hananyah in the house of Simon the leper, [Possible copy of alteration?  AENT gives evidence that “leper” was an alteration from the Greek text and is incorrect.]

       

      7.      a woman drew near to him with a flask of costly ointment; she poured it upon his head while he was reclining at table.

       

      8.      But this waste was very displeasing to them.

       

      9.      It would have been possible to have sold it for a great price and to have given it to the poor.

       

      10.  Jesus who knows everything in regard to any matter done, said to them: Are you making accusation against this woman? Truly she has performed a good and wonderful deed toward me.

       

      11.  Because the poor will be with you always, but I will not be with you always.

       

      12.  Her placing this on my body refers to my burial.

       

      13.  Truly I say to you, everywhere this gospel, that is, evangel, is proclaimed in all the world, that which this one has done will be said in reference to my memory. [It would seem Jesus considers this a universal matter – a matter which should be told as an integral account of the telling that was to go along with making disciples of him, but how many of the other gospel accounts mentions this but Matthew – also which other account is so explicit of his teachings in the Sermon on the Mount – the fullest accounts of his teachings about righteousness and justice and mercy?]

       

      14.  Then one of the Twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, when tot the chief priests.

       

      15.  He said: What will you give me that I should deliver Jesus over to you?  They settled with him for thirty pieces of silver.

       

      16.  From then on he sought a context for delivering him over.

       

      17.  On the first day of the festival of unleavened bread the disciples  came to Jesus saying: Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Passover?

       

      18.  He said to them: Go into the city to a certain man who will be a volunteer for the task and say to him: Thus says the teacher, my time is near; with you I will observe the Passover with my disciples.

       

      19.  Missing in HGOM.

       

      20.  It came to pass at the time of evening, he was sitting at table with his twelve disciples. [Still the first day of the Festival Week of Unleaven Bread?]

       

      21.  As they were eating he said to them: I say to you that one of you will inform against me.

       

      22.  They were very sad and spoke each one to him saying: Lord, is it I?

       

      23.  He answered them: He who dips his hand with me in the dish will sell me.  All of them were eating from one dish.  Therefore, they did not recognize him; because if they had recognized him, they would have destroyed him.

       

      24.  Jesus said to them: Truly the Son of Man goes as it is written concerning him; woe to that man for whose sake the Son of Man is betrayed.  Good would it be for that man to not to have been born. [Psalm 41:9, which the whole Psalm is absent from the DSSB.  Present in Jewish and Christian current editions – compatible with quote.  Not referenced here in my Christian study Bible by Nelson, but Jesus claimed later to be the one to ascend to the right hand of the ancient of Days in the book of Daniel, so that fits with is saying “the Son of Man goes as it is written of him.”]

       

      25.  Judas, who sold him, answered and said to him: Rabbi am I this one?  He said: You have spoken.

       

      26.  They were eating and Jesus took bread, blessed it, divided it, gave it to his disciples and said: Take and eat; this is my body.

       

      27.  He took the cup, gave praise to his father, gave it to them, and said: Drink from this, all of you.

       

      28.  This is my blood of the new covenant which will be poured out for many for the atonement of sins. [AENT says “renew” not “new.”  This is a critical matter, and even the 160 CE AENT has “renew”, whereas later Christian texts were changed or mistranslated to “new.”  As “that prophet”, Jesus gave the refined standards of faith and behavior – all of which were in total accord with the previous Torah instructions about living life (Mitzvot).  The gospel taught by Jesus was one that a fully faithful Jew could keep and remain faithful to the Everlasting Covenant made by God at Sinai.  Those who say otherwise do so from ignorance or defiance of the Everlasting Covenant and the explicit word of God that was not mistranslated.] [[ What is the proper understanding of “atonement” or as the AENT records “forgiveness of sins.”  It says many, not all.]

       

      29.  I say to you I will not drink henceforth from the fruit of this vine until the day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of heaven.

       

      30.  They returned and went out to the Mount of Olives.

       

      31.  Then Jesus said to his disciples: Come, all of you, be grieved because of me tonight because it is written: Smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered. [Zech. 13:7.  Although missing in the DSSB, notes to other Quamran materials to the setting of the “two anointed sons” of Zech 4:14 – to trace to the blessing of the sons in Genesis 49: 8 – 12.  The two sons are of those anointed of Aaron and anointed of Israel (of David) – two messiah figures.  We can see in the NT that John the Baptist was a son of the High Priest – anointed of Aaron, and Jesus (Yeshua) was descended from David and anointed by the Spirit of God – as mentioned in the text of Matthew to have been called “Son of David” repeatedly.  Jews tend towards the negative view that the stricken ones were false prophets in Zech. 13:7; however, their scholars say many things in Zechariah are too hard to understand and will only be understood after the coming of Elijah the Prophet.  Jesus said John was Elijah – which was previously noted where Jesus spoke this.  In the text of Zechariah it may be that the Jewish leaders and priests viewed both John and Jesus to be worthy of death (but not convicted by the standards given by God for capital offences – as this is what they did to both – but Jesus and John were both true to God and their respective roles in total submission to preach repentance to Israel and Jesus commanded repentance be taught to those of all nations – not just Israel – but that all would have the opportunity to participate in the kindness, blessings and promises of God as had always been towards those who will turn in repentance to then love and obey Him according to His gracious instructions in righteousness, justice and mercy.  Before the Temple was rebuilt, God said he would  “once again” have mercy on Zion (Zechariah 1:17).  He did, the Temple was rebuilt and the Land was once again inhabited till Jesus’ days, but the great dispersion took place about 70 CE, as did the destruction of the Temple.  Jesus said the kingdom would be torn from them and given to others who would give God what was due Him.  Jesus also said they would see him no more till they say “Blessed is he who comes in the NAME of YHWH.  The later (70 CE) dispersion can also be noted in Joel 2 to prophecy the start of the Church (good news to those of all nations at Pentecost) and a later time in Joel 3 of the return of Israel to the Land  – “after those days”.]

       

      32.  After my resurrection from death, I will be revealed to you in Galilee.

       

      33.  Peter answered and said to him: If all of them are grieved because of you, I will never be grieved.

       

      34.  Jesus said: Truly I say to you, this night before the cock-crow you will deny me three times.

       

      35.  Peter said to him: If it is arranged for me to die with you, I will not deny you.  Likewise all the disciples said to him.

       

      36.  Then Jesus came with them to the village of Geshemonim and said: Sit now until I go there and pray.

       

      37.  He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedeel and began to be sad and troubled.

       

      38.  Then he said to them: My soul is grieved unto death; support me and watch with me.

       

      39.  He slowly went forward a little, fell on his face, prayed and said: My father, if it is possible, take this cup from me.  Indeed, let it not be at I will, but according to your will.

       

      40.  He came to the disciples and found them sleeping.  He said to Peter: So you are unable to watch with me one hour?

       

      41.  Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation, because truly the spirit is ready to go to its creator, but the flesh is weak and sick.

       

      42.  He went again to pray saying: If you are not able to remove this cup except I should drink it, let it be done according to your will.

       

      43.  Afterwards he returned and found them sleeping because their eyes were heavy.

       

      44.  He left them and went to pray a third time according to the first words.

       

      45.  Then Jesus came to where the disciples were and said to them: Sleep and be at rest; behold the time has come near when the Son of Man will be delivered into the hand of sinners.

       

      46.  Arise, let us go, for behold he who will betray him is near.

       

      47.  While he was speaking, behold Judas Iscariot, one of his twelve disciples, came.  With him was a large crowd with swords and whips sent from the chief priests and the princes of the people.

       

      48.  He who betrayed him had given them a sign: The man whom I kiss is the one whom you are to arrest.

       

      49.  Immediately he drew near to Jesus and said to him: Greetings Rabbi; then he kissed him.

       

      50.  Jesus said to him: My friend, what have you done?  They came, stretched out their hand against him, and arrested him.

       

      51.  Behold, one who was with Jesus stretched out his hand, drew his sword, struck one of the servants of the priests, and cut off his ear.

       

      52.  Jesus said to him: Return your sword to its sheath, for those who draw the sword will fall by the sword.

       

      53.  Do you not understand that I can meet my enemies and indeed there will be for me at once more than twelve legions of angels?

       

      54.  But how will the Scriptures be fulfilled?  Because thus it is intended to be done.

       

      55.  Afterwards Jesus said to the crowd: As if we were thieves have you come to take me with swords and whips?  Was I not with you every day in the temple teaching you without you hindering me?

       

      56.  Surely all this was done because the writings of the Prophets were being fulfilled.  Then all his disciples left him and fled. (Israel mistreated and killed the prophets, as noted in a saying of Jesus earlier in Matthew, and he was about to suffer the same fate – even though he was “that prophet” foretold by Moses – he was to suffer the most painful and shameful death possible – well beyond the sentence that God commanded of those guilty of capital offence – yet he was innocent of the charges against him.]

       

      57.  They led Jesus to the house of Caiaphas the high priest.  Then all the scribes and Pharisees were gathered together.

       

      58.  Peter was following him at a distance unto the house of the high priest.  He entered the house and sat near the craftsmen until he could see the end.

       

      59.  The chief priests and the Pharisees wished to find false witnesses against Jesus in order to put him to death.

       

      60.  But they did not find even one, though they provided many false witnesses against Jesus.  Finally two false witnesses came forward.

       

      61.  The said: This one said I have the power to destroy the temple of God and after three days to repair it.

       

      62.  The high priest arose and said to him: Do you not answer anything against the testimony that these are bearing against you?

       

      63.  But Jesus answered him: You say it; but again I say to you, you have yet to see the Son of God sitting at the right of the power of God coming on the clouds of heaven. [Daniel 7:13 - 14 is missing in the DSSB.  Stone Edition: “I was watching in the night visions and behold! With the clouds of heaven, one like a man came; he came up to the One of Ancient Days, and they brought him before Him.  He was given dominion, honor and kingship, so that all peoples, nations and languages would serve him; his dominion would be an everlasting dominion that would never pass, and his kingship would never be destroyed.”] [[Jesus ascended to the Ancient of Days (God) and at this time he was given authority – his word remains to be obeyed by all nations and men until his return to his kingdom at the appointed time – likely just after the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled and Israel repents to hear him as “that prophet” foretold by Moses.]] [[[Christians need to repent of false scripture to believe the true account of the Teachings (Testimony) of Jesus (Yeshua) and stop trusting in those God commanded to be ignored (Jesuswordsonly.com Note the commandments of God about how to know a true prophet from a false one.  Paul fails the tests that God gave, as does the author of Hebrews, Mark, Luke and John.]]]

       

      64.  Then the high priest tore his garments and said: This one has cursed God.  What need do we have for other witnesses?  Behold all of you have heard how he cursed God.  [If noting or quoting Daniel is cursing God, why is Daniel still in the Jewish Holy Book in the “Writings” section?  They still don’t count Daniel as a prophet = maybe because it is so obviously pointed to show Jesus DID fulfill what was written – and will yet fulfill what is yet undone (his return to rule).]

       

      65.  Then the high priest tore his garments and said: This one has cursed God.  What need to we have for other witnesses?  Behold all of you have heard how he cursed God.  [False accusation seems to be the main ploy Jews have used for at least two thousand years… be it against Jesus or Donald Trump or those who speak up against Communism, Illuminati, the Federal Reserve, or the Jewish influence in the Supreme Court, Judicial system, education system and psychology or blackmail methods taught to the CIA by the Musad.  See the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” and “The Bad War” by M. S. King.]

       

      66.  What do you think can be done?  They answered: He is guilty of death.

       

      67.  Then they spit in his face and struck him on the back, and others slapped him in the face

       

      68.  saying: Tell us, Messiah, who struck you.

       

      69.  Peter was standing at the entrance of the courtyard, and there came near to him a maid who said to him: Were you not standing with Jesus the Galilean?

       

      70.  Peter lied to her before all and said to her: Woman I do not know what you are saying.

       

      71.  When he passed through the gate another maid saw him and said to those who were standing there: This man was standing with Jesus in Nazareth.

       

      72.  Again he denied Jesus with and oath saying that he did not know him.

       

      73.  After a little while, those who were standing in the courtyard drew near to Peter and said to him: You are from this prophet’s group; it is clear from your speech you are one of them.

       

      74.  Then he began to deny and to swear that at no time had he known him.  Immediately the cock crowed.

       

      75.  Peter remembered what Jesus had said to him, that before the crowing of the cock he would deny him three times.  Then he went outside and wept with bitterness of soul.

       

      Chapter 27

       

      1.      It came to pass in the morning all the chief sages and elders took counsel against Jesus that they should surely put him to death.

       

      2.      They led him bound to the house of Pontius Pilate who was commander.

       

      3.      When Judas Iscariot saw that he had been judged, he began to turn in repentance.  He returned the thirty dinars to the high priest and to the elders of the people.

       

      4.      He said: I have sinned because I have shed innocent blood.  But they said to him: What is that to us?  You see to it.

       

      5.      He threw the coins in the temple, went and took a rope and hanged himself.

       

      6.      When the chief priests received the coins they said: It is not possible for us to place these coins in the temple because they are the fruit of blood since they were given for the blood of Jesus.  [If they were so concerned about the Law and justice – why such concerns for the coins, but to fulfill prophecy?]

       

      7.      So they took counsel and gave them for a field of a certain potter of clay that they might bury strangers there.

       

      8.      Therefore that field is called the tent of blood unto this day. [Minor evidence of alteration – “to this day” likely not in original?]

       

      9.      Then was fulfilled the word of Zechariah the prophet: And I said to them: if it is good in your eyes, multiply my wages, but if not, forbear.  To they weighed for my wages thirty pieces of silver.  Then the Lord said to me: Cast it unto the potter.  This is from the man who forms clay,

       

      10.  as the Lord commanded. [[Proof the Greek was altered – the wrong prophet was cited in the Christian editions, which says Jeremiah said this, when it was said by Zechariah in 11:12 – 13. See Zechariah foretelling events that were given as a sign of prophecy.  This chapter also speaks: “Also you, through the blood of your covenant I will have released your prisoners from the pit in which there is no water.”  Jewish editions note this to be the blood of circumcision and the blood of the covenant at Sinai – but note what Jesus said about his blood when instituting “the Lord’s Supper” or what some call “Sacrament” – the matter is he shed his blood willingly to meet what God had decreed – “not my will, but Thine be done.”  God had given Israel and the nations a covenant that He declared everlasting.  Israel had denied God his due – repeatedly – and God sent the unique Son of Man to call all His people to repent and free themselves from the pit of believing men more than God.  “He will speak peace to the nations.  His dominion will be from sea to sea and from river to river to the ends of the earth.”  Which other faith in God, but Christians, might we seen in this work of God foretold by Zechariah 12:10 – 12: DSSB; “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitant of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look to me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness, for his firstborn.  In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the balley of Megiddon.”  Looks to me that this was fulfilled at Pentecost as noted in Acts 2, upon the realization of who Jesus was declared to be by his resurrection and ascending to the Ancient of Days in the clouds of heaven, and it may likely be fulfilled again if and when people return to God to do His will and reject false scripture, false prophets, false apostles, and those who have added to or taken away from any word of God.  Jesus came to shed light on the word of God and make keeping His word honorable – not to set it aside and pretend whatever you imagine in your heart is the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit will always seek to work with the word of God to create in us what God knows we can become with His help.  According to God, we are capable and we are responsible to “improve” ourselves – if we believe in Him and trust His instruction is good, true and reliable.  The biggest lie of Satan is that we are helpless and worthless in the eyes of God – mere worms – but God decreed otherwise, and those who say keeping the Law is impossible defy that God said His word is not too hard to do or too hard to understand.  It’s no wonder it seems hard to understand when we believed those who disagreed with God and also ALTERED His word.]]

       

      11.  Jesus was standing before Pilate who asked him: Are you the king of the Jews?  Jesus said: You say it. [Prophecy link between the suffering servant, the one who was to ascend to the Ancient of Days, then to return to rule the earth after a long journey – or to “go and prepare a place for you, that where I am, ye may be also.”]

       

      12.  When Jesus was harassed by the chief prists and elders of the people in regard to some word which they spoke against him, he did not reply. [Prophecy of being silent to accusations against him.]

       

      13.  Pilate said to him: Do you not see how much testimony there is against you?

       

      14.  But Jesus did not answer him a word and Pilate was exceedingly amazed by this.

       

      15.  On the day of the honored feast of Passover, it was their custom for the commander of the city to give to the people one of the prisoners whom they wished.

       

      16.  Pilate had a prisoner who was almost crazy; his name was Barabbas.  Taken in a case of murder, he had placed him in the dungeon.

       

      17.  When they were gathered together Pilate said to them: Which of these do you wish that I should release, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Messiah?

       

      18.  This was because Pilate knew that due to hatred without cause he had been taken.

       

      19.  While he was sitting upon the throne his wife sent to him a messenger saying: I implore you that in no matter should you speak a word against this righteous man because in this night I have suffered many things in a vision because of him.

       

      20.  The chief priests and the elders of the law assembled the people that they might ask for Barabbas and that Jesus might die.

       

      21.  Pilate answered them: Which of them do you wish that we should release? They said Barabbas.

       

      22.  Pilate said to them: If so, what shall I do with Jesus who is called Messiah?  All of them answered that he should be hung. [Cricified? – hung on a cross?]

       

      23.  Pilate said to them: What evil has he done?  Then they vigorously cried out: Let them hang him, let them hang him, let them hang him! [Not well known, but the cross – the Southern Cross – in the Zodiac foretells the death of Jesus, and was given before the flood to Adam or Enoch as prophecy – so the evidence should be convincing to God knowing the future events to take place concerning Jesus – whom all the major religions since Judaism have divided over – the testimony of the Zodiac, Torah, Psalms and Prophets testify against Jesus being “hanged” vs “crucified”.]

       

      24.  Pilate, when he saw that he had no power of resistance and was unable to make any peace with them, before a great dispute among the people might arise because of this, took water and washed his hands before the people and said: I am innocent of the blood.  Be careful what you do.

       

      25.  All the people answered and said: His blood will be upon us and upon our seed. [Hugely ironic judgment upon themselves, and if they believed the Law, could this be further than the third or fourth generation? (except by continued rejection of repenting to hear “that Prophet” over the Pharisees teachings)]

       

      26.  Then he released Barabbas to them, and delivered to them Jesus for beating and affliction that they might hang him.

       

      27.  Then the horsemen of the court took Jesus under guard and came together before a great company of many people.

       

      28.  They clothed Jesus with silk garments and covered him with a greenish silk robe.

       

      29.  They made a crown of thorns and placed it on his head and set a reed in his right hand and were bowing down mocking him saying: Peace be upon you, king of the Jews.

       

      30.  They spit in his face and took the reed and struck his head.

       

      31.  When they had mocked him much, they stripped the robe from him, dressed him in his own clothes, and gave orders to hang him.

       

      32.  As they were going out from the city, they met a man whose name was Simon the Canaanite.  They compelled him to carry the gallows, that is, “The Cross.”

       

      33.  They came to a place called Gulgota, that is, Mount Calvary,

       

      34.  and gave him wine mixed with gall.  But when he began to drink it he perceived what it was and would not drink it.

       

      35.  When they placed him on the gallows they divided his garments by lot.

       

      36.  [Missing in HGOM.  Doesn’t seem to be any reason for the addition or deletion – may have been a scribal oversight in the copy used by Shem-Tob.  NKJV says: “Sitting down, they kept watch over him there.”  It may be added, as it makes no sense for them to sit around to watch over him – it would make more sense that such a spectacle would have them standing guard at an execution.]

       

      37.  Afterward, they set for him over his head a writing which said: This is Jesus of Nazareth, the king of Israel.

       

      38.  Then two thieves were hung with him, one on his right and one on his left.

       

      39.  Those who were passing by mocked him and shook their heads

       

      40.  saying: See how you would lay waste the temple of God and in yet three days build it; save yourself; if you are the Son of God come down from the gallows.

       

      41.  The chief priests and the elders of the people mocked him saying:

       

      42.  Others he saved; himself he cannot save.  If he is the king of Israel let him come down from the tree and we will believe.

       

      43.  Since he trusted in God, let him save him now if he wishes, because he said he is the Son of God.

       

      44.  The thieves who were hung with him said to him these very same words. [Evidently not the same use of “gallows” as we consider, as they would have been unable to speak – defer to understand the word as hung on a Roman cross.  Also note that Luke testifies against Matthew’s account of the thieves.]

       

      45.  At the sixth hour, darkness came in all the world and it remained until the ninth hour.

       

      46.  Jesus cried in a loud voice saying, in the holy language: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me. [Likely Jesus was quoting the opening of Psalm 22, which is very descriptive of his situation on the cross and it also points out that God did not forsake him if you read to the end of the Psalm.]

       

      47.  One of those standing there said: This one is calling for Elijah.

       

      48.  Immediately he took spongy-bread, filled it with vinegar and gave it to him to drink. [??? No record he drank it – another offering fruit of the vine to drink it.}

       

      49.  Others were saying: We will see if Elijah will come and deliver him. [Seemed to be a preoccupation with taunting false charges and their own suppositions of what was expected with the coming of the Messiah/King.  Those mocking him were not of his disciples, as they knew better of what he had taught and that the charges were as false in his mockers mouths.]

       

      50.  Jesus cried another time in a loud voice and sent his spirit to his father.

       

      51.  Immediately the curtain of the temple was torn into two pieces, from the top downwards; the earth shook and the rocks were broken. [There are too many similarities to suspect the HGOM was made up by Jews to combat Jesus’ disciples.]

       

      52.  The graves were opened and many of those asleep in the dust arose.

       

      53.  They came out of their graves and after this they entered the holy city and were revealed to many. [Note the testimony in the HGOM to the resurrection and who were eye-witness to Jesus being resurrected.  Luke and Paul testify of far more than Matthew did, but Matthew and the disciples recorded the witnesses.  Did Luke mistakenly say more were eye-witnesses?  Paul was not there…] [[This may be an addition?  Is there any record of others raising from the dead at the death of Jesus – when Jesus had not yet resurrected from the dead? – makes no difference to the Teachings of Jesus being the Standard to live by.]]

       

      54.  The captain of the hundred and those standing with him watching Jesus saw the earthquake and the things which were done and were very afraid saying: Truly this was the Son of God. [Needs to be understood in the context of “son of God” to be Israel – yet Jesus, as the unique one, did the will of God as none before him ever had – just as prophesied.]

       

      55.  Many women were standing there at a distance from among those who served Jesus from Galilee unto that time.

       

      56.  Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedeel.

       

      57.  At evening time, a rich man from Karnasiah came.  His name was Joseph and he was a disciple of Jesus.

       

      58.  He came to Pilate and asked him for the body of Jesus.  Pilate commanded that they should give it to him.

       

      59.  Joseph took it and wrapped it in a very fine silk garment. [What material is the Shroud of Turin?  Linen?  Doesn’t affect the teachings of Jesus anyway.]

       

      60.  He placed him in his own tomb which had been freshly hewn from stone and placed a large stone over the entrance of the tomb.

       

      61.  [Missing in the HGOM.  Doesn’t affect doctrine – added to appear to go along with the account of another gospel?]

       

      62.  On the morrow of the Passover the chief priests and the Pharisees came to Pilate.

       

      63.  They said to him: Sir, we remember that this liar said while still alive that at the end of three days he would arise and come to life. [So now they testify he spoke about being raised from the dead – and not rebuilding the Temple?! And they also called him a liar – yet here we find they finally told the truth of what Jesus did teach?  Is this typical, or not?]

       

      64.  Therefore command his tomb to be guarded until the third day, since perhaps one of his disciples might come and steal him.  Afterwards they might say to the people that he arose from death.  If they should do this, the last perversion will be greater than the first. [Perversion?!  Jesus was simply teaching the proper interpretation of the Law, Prophets and Psalms – along with the proper application of the Instructions that God gave men to live by at Sinai and from the beginning.  It honestly looks like they are behind those who supported Paul to upend the new faith in Jesus’ Teachings and fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures – that his disciples consider living by the words of God to be honorable – not impossible as Paul taught.  Indeed – the greatest deception may be obscureding what God said of man and what he is capable of – abiding in His word indeed, and that there was no “Fall of man”, but that we’ve all been repeating the same untruth for almost 1700 years – at least – perhaps 1900 years for the disciples of Paul’s writings.  God said man was created in His image.  No where in the account does God say Adam and Eve sinned – they suffered the natural consequence for their disobedience and unbelief of what God had told them.  Proof is what God told Cain – after the supposed “Fall” – that we are both capable and responsible for personal improvement to “do better.”  Even in the Law – without living rightly – per His instructions – their “sacrifices” were a stench in His nose.] [[Historically it was Rome and then the Roman Church that persecuted anyone who dared possess and read the Holy Scripture, or translate it into the language of the people that they might know the words of God and discover their lies.  In the early centuries severe persecution was against the Jews and disciples of Jesus – it was under penalty of death to possess their writings and later to worship on the Sabbath.  This is why there are so precious few first century writings evidences – they were burned.  It is only now with the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their being translated for all to read that we can discover their ALTERATION of the very word of God and the Holy Scriptures.  Also noted in those who study the development of the Holy Scripture canon, some proudly stated they worked to revise the accounts – twice for the OT and six times for the NT – by 150 CE!]]

       

      65.  Pilate said to them: Search out guards and guard it as well as you can. [Likely the Temple guard with a Roman over them?]

       

      66.  So they completed the structure of the tomb, sealed it, and placed a guard there.

       

      Chapter 28

       

      1.      On the first day of the week, early in the morning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

       

      2.      Then the earth shook because the angel of the Lord descended from heaven to the tomb, overturned the stone, and stood still.

       

      3.      His appearance was like the sun and his garments like snow.

       

      4.      From the fear of him the guards were dismayed and stood like dead men.

       

      5.      The angel answered and said to the women: Do not fear for I know that you seek Jesus who was hung.

       

      6.      He is not here for he is already alive as he said.  Come, therefore, and see the place where the Lord arose.

       

      7.      Then go immediately and tell his disciples that the Lord has already arisen there.  He will be before you and there you will see him as he told you.

       

      8.      The women went out of the tomb with fear because they had seen the angel, but with great joy because the Lord had come back to life.  They ran to tell his disciples.

       

      9.      As they were going Jesus passed before them saying: May the NAME deliver you.  They came near to him, bowed down to him , and worshiped him. [The Jewish sense of “may the NAME deliver you” would likely have been to be claiming YHWH alone as God and to be living by His instructions and hoping in His kindness and blessing – as it has always been, and as He told in the Holy Scripture and at Sinai when the Everlasting Covenant was ratified by all present.]

       

      10.  Then Jesus said to them: Do not be afraid; tell my brothers that they should go to Galilee and there they will see me.

       

      11.  While they were going some of the guards entered the city and declared to the chief priests all that had happened. [Unknown if really true, but an ancient account exists of the Roman guard to Caesar.]

       

      12.  They came together for counsel with the elders of the people.  Then they gave much money to the horsemen

       

      13.  and said to them: Say that his disciples came by night and stole him while you were sleeping.

       

      14.  If this should come to the ears of Pilate we will tell him that he should leave you alone.

       

      15.  They took the money and said thus as they instructed them.  This is the word held in secret among the Jews unto this day. [Per the oldest account available at this time – it was reported that the gospel of the Hebrews was written by the disciples of Jesus while Peter was at Rome (Papias) (40 CE?)]

       

      16.  After this when his twelve disciples came to Galilee he appeared to them in the mountain where they had prayed.

       

      17.  When they saw him they worshipped him, but there were some of them who doubted him. [When witnessing the impossible – it’s a natural reaction to doubt what you see and question it.]

       

      18.  Jesus drew near to them and said to them: To me has been given all power in heaven and earth.

       

      19.  Go

       

      20.  and teach them to carry out all things which I have commanded you forever.

       

       

       

       

       

      [[[[Note that Jesus had commanded the message to men of all nations – not just the Jews.]]]] 

       

       

       

      [[[[Note the Quamran Scrolls view of the “Teacher of Righteousness” to have established the rules to live by that were set and immutable until his return.  Also note Jesus never claimed to be Divine, but a man – “that prophet” and the Son of Man and the Son of David and the son of the virgin.  Jesus never taught substitutionary righteousness – but that forgiveness is plentiful for those who wholeheartedly repent and then observe and do the will of God and abide in his Teachings of Righteousness.]]]]

       

       

       

      [[[[Jesus and John taught baptism for the remission of sins upon repentance to return to do as God had instructed – Prophecy is that God gives the Spirit to those who obey Him indeed – in fact, Ezekiel 37 says the Spirit writes His Law on our hearts that we might do it from our hearts.]]]]

       

      The core message of the Gospel is hope in the coming Kingdom, when the wicked have been judged and are ashes under the feet of the righteous and the righteous king rules from the throne of David in Jerusalem.  The core principles are as told in Micah – to live justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with God.  God never told man he had to have the same glory of God as told in “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  Living justly is to live by the justice God commanded of those who are “My people”.  We are also called to love mercy,  but were never told to put ourselves last or consider everyone above us or better than ourselves.  God taught equality and justice and mercy and truth.  The matter is to focus on reforming our conscience – our world view – to what God declares true and just and merciful – and not give preference in judgment towards the rich or the poor – but as we are able, to help those who are in need – especially “these, my brethren.”  We should turn in repentance to live as God decreed and then realize the reliability of His words of life and the reality of our hope in the coming Kingdom of God – faith is not blind.  Faithfulness is abiding in the word of God and the Teachings of Jesus (Yeshua), the coming King.  If you still have any doubt – consider in your heart the teachings of Jesus – start putting them into the reality of what you do – and see if God blesses you for honoring his words of life and living by God’s gracious instruction in righteousness.

       

      As God decreed, when we improve ourselves, and Jesus said this is by living by every word of God, we experience life to the fullest.  Belief is not blind obedience.  Belief is coming to know and fully trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – the One True God who is faithful to His words of life.  Trusting God builds our relationship with Him and is the relationship He has desired man have from the beginning.  Jesus taught that “faith” is one of the weightier matters of the Torah that the people were not being taught by their Rabbi’s, Pharisees and Sadducees.  In the Dead Sea Scrolls a significant writing was about the meaning of a key verse to rather be about “faithfulness” rather than merely thinking “the just shall live by faith” to be “the just shall live by faithfulness.” Instead of being little husks of seed wandering around in life, looking for what can make us grow to become something, we come to see and know the life He desires for “My people” through His gracious words of life – as we do whatsoever He (Yeshua as “that prophet” of God) instructs us, new life begins that has purpose, meaning and definition as did those before us, such as Adam, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  And we need to grow and have root in ourselves to sustain this life – we cannot just hear and accept it and then dry up, wither and die because we had no root in ourselves.  We are called to be faithful all our lives, in fact, we are warned to be faithful because God is just and righteous in all His ways He is true.  His warnings through Ezekiel still stand true – the righteous man who turns to do evil, his righteousness will not be remembered or somehow blot out his evil – it’s given also that the unrighteous man who turns to do righteousness will not have his evil held against him.  This is because God is just, and the matter is being faithful till death – just as Yeshua exampled and taught, and as exampled by the history in the Holy Scripture that is true.  God said He will not impute to the righteous the sins of the wicked – Jesus never taught that his righteousness is imputed to anyone else – not in Matthew – and the Hebrew Matthew as the accepted Gospel by Jesus’ disciples for at least three hundred years.

       

      Adam till Noah had the Zodiac as prophecy, the book of Enoch which foretold the end times and is a message for today, and Abraham likely had the book of Job to inform them about the truth of God, rather than the musings of men who pretend to know about God and why bad things happen to good people.  As God said in Exodus – He allows trials to come our way to see if we will obey Him – or not.  It should be evident that I Enoch was removed from the Jewish Scripture because the Christians used it to support their belief in Jesus as the Christ – the Christians deleted it because it would identify the commonly held “Evangelical” gospel to be a lie, as the works and behavior of the “righteous” who endure to life eternal are known by their works – just as Yeshua taught to be true.  In fact, Revelation ends on the note that hope is given by right – not by faith or grace.