Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And Yeshua called the twelve and he gave power to them and authority over all demons and diseases to heal the sick. 2And he sent them to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3And he said to them, "You shall take nothing for the road; no staff, neither money bag, nor bread, nor money, neither two tunics will be with you." 4"And whatever house you enter, stay there and from there go out." 5"And whoever does not receive you, whenever you leave that city, shake off even the sand of your feet against them for a testimony." 6And The Apostles went out and were walking around in the villages and cities and they were preaching The Good News and healing in every place.
7But Herodus the Tetrarch heard all the things that were being done by his hand and he was amazed because the people were saying, "Yohannan has arisen from among the dead." 8But others were saying, "Elijah has appeared", and others, "A Prophet among the ancient Prophets has risen." 9And Herodus said, "I have cut off the head of Yohannan, but who is this about whom I have heard these things?" And he wanted to see him.
10And when The Apostles returned, they were relating to Yeshua everything that they had done and he took them by themselves to a deserted region of Bethsaida. 11But when the crowds knew, they went after him and he received them and he was speaking with them about the Kingdom of God, and those who were in need of healing he healed.
12But when the day began to decline, his disciples came and they were saying to him, "Dismiss the crowds that they go to the surrounding villages and hamlets to lodge in them and to find provisions for themselves, because we are in a deserted place." 13Yeshua said to them, "You give them food." But they were saying, "We don't have more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy provisions for this entire people." 14For there remained about five thousand men, and Yeshua said, "Make them recline by groups of fifty men in a group." 15And the disciples did so and they made them all recline. 16And Yeshua took those five loaves and two fish, and he gazed into Heaven and he blessed and he broke and he gave to his disciples to set before the crowds. 17And they all ate and were satisfied, and they took up the fragments that remained, twelve large baskets.
18And when he was praying alone, and his disciples were with him, he asked them and he said, "What is it the crowds are saying about me, who I am?" 19They answered and they were saying to him, "Yohannan the Baptizer", and others, "Elijah", and others, "A Prophet, one of the ancient Prophets has risen." 20But he said to them, "Who is it you are saying that I am?" Shimeon answered and he said, "The Messiah of God."
21But he admonished them and he warned them that they should not say this to anyone. 22And he said to them, "The Son of Man is going to suffer many things and to be rejected by the Elders and the Chief Priests and Scribes, and they will murder him, and on the third day he will arise."
23And he said before everyone, "Whoever is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, let him take up his cross everyday, and let him come after me." 24"For whoever wills to save his soul, destroys it; but whoever will give up his soul for my sake, this one saves it." 25"For how would a man benefit to gain the whole world but destroy his soul or lose it?" 26"Whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of that one will The Son of Man be ashamed whenever he comes in the glory of his Father with his Holy Angels." 27"I tell you the truth; there are men who stand here who will not partake of death until they behold the Kingdom of God."
28But it happened after these words, about eight days later, Yeshua took Shimeon and Yaqob and Yohannan and he went up a mountain to pray. 29And as he prayed, the appearance of his face was transfigured and his garments became white and they were shining. 30And behold, two men were speaking with him, who are Moses and Elijah, 31Who appeared in glory, but they were speaking about his exodus which was going to be fulfilled in Jerusalem. 32And Shimeon and those with him were groggy with sleep, and they awakened with difficulty, and they saw his glory and those two men who were standing with him. 33And when they began to part from him, Shimeon said to Yeshua, "Rabbi, it is beautiful for us to be here. Let us make three Tabernacles: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." And he did not know what he said. 34And as he said these things, there was a cloud that formed a tabernacle about them and they were afraid when they beheld Moses and Elijah who entered into the cloud. 35And there was a voice from the cloud that said, "This is my Son, The Beloved; Hear him." 36And when the voice had occurred, Yeshua was found alone, and they were silent and told no man in those days what they had seen.
37And it occurred the day after as they descended from the mountain, a great crowd met them. 38And one man from that crowd called and he said, "Teacher, I beg you, restore my son to me; he is the only child I have." 39"And a spirit suddenly comes upon him, and suddenly he screams and gnashes his teeth and becomes ill, and it departs from him with difficulty whenever it attacks him." 40"And I begged of your disciples to cast it out and they could not." 41Then Yeshua answered and said, "Oh generation without faith and perverse! How long shall I be with you and endure you? Bring your son here." 42And when he came near to him that demon threw him down and convulsed him. And Yeshua rebuked the foul spirit and he healed the boy and he gave him to his father.
43And they were all astonished at the majesty of God, and as everyone was marveling at everything that Yeshua did, he said to his disciples: 44"Put these words in your ears, for The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men." 45They did not understand the saying because it was hidden from them lest they should perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
46And deliberation entered among them of who was great among them. 47But Yeshua knew the thought of their heart, and he took a boy and he stood him by him. 48And he said to them, "Whoever receives a boy like this one in my name, that one receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me, for whoever is least among you all, this one will be great."
49And Yohannan answered and said, "Our master, we saw a man who cast out a demon in your name and we forbade him, for he does not come after you with us." 50Yeshua said to them, "You shall not forbid, for whoever is not against you* is for you*."
51And it was that when the days of his ascent were fulfilled, he prepared himself to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers before his presence and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans so as to prepare for him. 53And they did not receive him because his person was determined to go to Jerusalem. 54And when Yaqob and Yohannan his disciples saw it, they were saying to him, "Our Lord, do you want us to speak and fire will descend from Heaven, and will consume them as Elijah also did?" 55And he turned and he rebuked them and he said, "You do not know of which Spirit you are." 56"For The Son of Man has not come to destroy lives but to give life." And they went to other villages.
57And as they were going on the road, a man said to him, "I shall come after you to the place that you will go, my lord." 58Yeshua said to him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have shelters, but The Son of Man does not have a place to lay his head." 59And he said to another, "Come after me." But he said to him, "My lord, permit me first to go bury my Father." 60And Yeshua said to him, "Let the dead bury their dead and you go announce the Kingdom of God." 61And another said to him, "I shall come after you, my lord, but permit me first to say goodbye to my children, and I shall come." 62Yeshua said to him, "No man lays his hands to the blade of the plow and gazes behind him and is fit for the Kingdom of God."