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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, there are men standing here who shall not taste death until they will behold the Kingdom of God coming with wonders.”
2And after six days Yeshua led Kaypha, Yaqob and Yohannan and took them up to a high mountain by themselves and he was transfigured before their eyes.
3And his garment was shining and became very white, like snow, in a manner by which men on earth are not able to whiten.
4And Elijah and Moses appeared to them as they were speaking with Yeshua.
5And Kaypha said to him, “Rabbi, it is beautiful for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
6But he did not know what he was saying, for they were in awe.
7And there was a cloud and it was a shelter about them, and a voice from the cloud which said, “This is my Beloved Son, hear him.”
8And suddenly afterward, the disciples gazed up, and they saw no one except Yeshua alone with them.
9And when they descended from the mountain, he commanded them that they would tell no one anything that they had seen until after The Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10And they seized on that statement in their souls and they were inquiring, “What is this statement, 'When he rises from among the dead?”
11And they asked him and they said, “Why do the Scribes say therefore that Elijah must come first?”
12He said to them, “Elijah does come first, so that he may prepare all things, and just as it is written about The Son of Man, he will suffer much and be rejected.”
13“But I say to you also that Elijah has come and they did to him everything whatever they wished, just as it is written about him.”
14And when he came to the disciples he saw the great crowds among them and the Scribes debating with them.
15And immediately all the crowds saw him and they were astonished and ran and greeted him.
16And he was asking The Scribes, “What are you debating with them?”
17And one from the crowds answered and said, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, who has a dumb spirit.”
18“And whenever it comes upon him, it throws him and it beats him and he gnashes his teeth and he wastes away, and I spoke to your disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not able.”
19Yeshua answered and said to them, “Oh faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him to me.”
20And they brought him to him, and when the spirit saw him, immediately he threw him and he fell on the ground and he was convulsed and he foamed.
21Yeshua asked his father, “How long a time now has he been like this? He said to him, “From his childhood.”
22“And many times it has thrown him into fire and into water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, help me, and have mercy on me!”
23Yeshua said to him, “If you are able to believe, everything is possible to the one who believes.”
24And immediately the father of the boy cried out weeping and saying, “I believe my lord; help the lack of my faith.”
25And when Yeshua saw that the people ran and gathered near him, he rebuked that foul spirit and he said to it, “Deaf spirit, that does not speak, I am commanding you, go out from him, and you shall not enter him again.”
26And that demon screamed greatly and pounded him and went out and he was like a dead man, so that many were saying, “He is dead.”
27But Yeshua took him by his hand and raised him up.
28But when Yeshua had entered the house, his disciples asked him among themselves, “Why were we not able to cast it out?”
29He said to them, “This sort cannot come out by anything except by fasting and by prayer.”
30And when he went out from there, they were passing through Galilee, and he did not want anyone to recognize him.
31For he was teaching his disciples and he said to them, “The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men and they will kill him, and when he has been killed, on the third day he shall rise.”
32But they did not understand that saying, and they were afraid to ask him.
33And they came to Kapernahum and when they entered the house, he asked them, “What were you reasoning on the road among yourselves?”
34But they were silent, for they had been arguing on the road with one another who was the greatest among them.
35And Yeshua sat down and he called the twelve and he said to them, “He who wants to be first shall be last, and the servant of every person.”
36And he took a certain boy and stood him in the midst and took him up on his shoulders and he said to them:
37“Whoever shall receive one boy like this in my name is receiving me, and whoever receives me has not received me, but him who sent me.
38Yohannan said to him, “Rabbi, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him because he did not go out with us.”
39Yeshua said to them, “Do not forbid him, for there is no man who does a powerful work in my name and can soon speak badly about me.”
40“Whoever therefore is not against you is for you.”
41“But everyone who will give you only a cup of water to drink in the name that you are one who belongs to The Messiah, amen, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
42“And everyone who shall subvert one of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him if a millstone of a donkey were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea.”
43“If your hand causes subverts you, cut it off, for it is better for you that you enter the Life maimed, than when you have two hands, you would go to Gehenna.”
44“Where their worm does not die and their fire is not quenched.”
45“If your foot subverts you, cut it off, for it is better for you to enter the Life crippled than when you have two feet that you should fall into Gehenna.”
46“Where their worm does not die and their fire is not quenched.”
47“And if your eye subverts you, pluck it out, for is better for you that you should enter the Kingdom of God with one eye than having two eyes that you should fall into the Gehenna of fire.”
48“Where their worm does not die and their fire is not quenched.”
49“For everything will be seasoned with fire and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.”
50“Salt is excellent, but if salt becomes tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned? Have salt in you and be at peace with one another.”