Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And when he had finished all these words before the audience of the people, Yeshua entered Kapernahum.*
2But the servant of a certain Centurion who was precious to him had become ill, and he had come near to death. 3And he had heard about Yeshua, and he sent Elders of the Jews to him and he was begging him to come and save the life of his servant. 4But when they came to Yeshua, they were seeking from him diligently and they were saying, "He is worthy that you should do this for him." 5"For he loves our nation and also has built a synagogue for us." 6And Yeshua was going with them and when he was not very far from the house, the Centurion sent his friends and he said to him, "My Lord, you should not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof." 7"Therefore, I was not worthy to come to you, but say in a word and my boy will be healed." 8"For I am also a man who is put under authority, and I have soldiers under my hand and I say to this one, 'Go', and he goes, and to another, 'Come', and he comes, and unto my servant, 'Do this', and he does it." 9But when Yeshua heard these things, he was amazed at him, and he turned and he said to the crowd that came after him, "I say to you that not even in the house of Israel have I found faith like this." 10And those who had been sent returned to the house and they found that the servant who had been sick was already well.
11And it happened the day after, he went to the city whose name was Nain, and his disciples were with him and the great crowds. 12And when he approached the gate of the city, he saw as a dead man was being escorted who had been the only son of his mother, and his mother was a widow, and many of the people of the city had assembled with her. 13But Yeshua saw her and he was moved with pity for her and he said to her, "Do not weep." 14And he went and touched the palette, and those who were bearing it stood still and he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." 15And he who had died sat up and began to speak, and he gave him to his mother. 16And awe gripped all the people, and they were glorifying God, and they were saying, "A great Prophet has arisen among us, and God has visited his people." 17And this word about him went out in all Judea and in all the region that was around them.
18And his disciples revealed all these things to Yohannan. 19And Yohannan called two of his disciples, and he sent them to Yeshua and he said, "Are you The One who was coming or are we waiting for another?" 20And they came to Yeshua and they were saying to him, "Yohannan The Baptizer has sent us to you, and he said, "Are you the one who was coming or are we waiting for another?" 21But in that hour, he healed many from diseases and from plagues and of evil spirits, and he gave sight to many blind people. 22And Yeshua answered and he said to them, "Go tell Yohannan everything that you have seen and that you have heard; that they who were blind are seeing*, and they who were lame are walking, and they who were lepers are cleansed, and they who were deaf are hearing, and they who were dead are raised, and those who were poor are given Good News." 23"And blessed is he, whoever will not take offense at me."
24But when the disciples of Yohannan left, he began to say to the crowds about Yohannan, "What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed being shaken by the wind?" 25"But what did you go out to see? A man who is clothed in soft garments? Behold, those who are in glorious clothing and in luxury are in a King's house." 26"But what did you go out to see? A Prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a Prophet."
27"This is he about whom it is written: 'Behold, I am sending my messenger before your face to prepare the way before you.'"
28"I say to you, there is not a Prophet among those born of women who was greater than Yohannan The Baptizer, but a little one in the Kingdom of God is greater than he." 29And all the people who heard and also the Tax Collectors justified God, for they had been baptized by the baptism of Yohannan. 30But the Pharisees and the Scribes rejected the will of God in their souls, because they were not baptized by him.
31"To what therefore shall I compare the men of this generation, and what does it resemble?" 32"It is like boys sitting in the street and calling their friends and saying, 'We sang to you and you did not dance, and we howled to you and you did not cry.'" 33"For Yohannan The Baptizer came not eating bread neither drinking wine, and you were saying, 'He has a demon.' " 34"The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you were saying, 'Behold, a man a glutton and a drinker of wine and a friend of Tax Collectors and of sinners.' " 35"And wisdom is justified by all its works*."
36But one of the Pharisees came asking him to eat with him and he entered the Pharisee's house and he reclined. 37And a sinner woman who was in the city, when she knew that he was staying in the Pharisee's house, she took an alabaster vase of ointment. 38And she stood behind him at his feet, and she was weeping and she began washing his feet with her tears and wiping them with the hair of her head. And she was kissing his feet and anointing them with ointment. 39But when that Pharisee who had invited him saw, he thought within himself and he said, "If this one were a Prophet, he would have known who she is and what her reputation is, for she is a sinner woman who touched him."
40But Yeshua answered and he said to him, "Shimeon, I have something to tell you." But he said to him, "Say it, Rabbi." And Yeshua said to him, 41"One landowner had two debtors; one debtor owed him 500 denarii and the other 50 denarii." 42"And because they had nothing to pay he forgave both of them. Which of them therefore will love him more?" 43Shimeon answered and he said, "I suppose he who was forgiven most." Yeshua said to him, "You have judged correctly." 44And he turned to that woman and he said to Shimeon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house, yet you gave no water for my feet and she has washed my feet with her tears and has wiped them with her hair." 45"You did not kiss me, but look, from when she entered, she has not ceased to kiss my feet." 46"You did not anoint my head with oil, but this one has anointed my feet with oil of ointment." 47"On account of this, I say to you, that her many sins are forgiven her because she loved much, but he who is forgiven a little loves a little." 48And he said to her, "Woman, your sins are forgiven you." 49But they who were reclining said in their souls, "Who is this that he even forgives sins?" 50But Yeshua said to that woman, "Your faith has given you life, go in peace."