Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1After these things Yeshua appointed another seventy of his disciples and he sent them two by two before his presence to every place and city where he was prepared to go. 2And he said to them, "The harvest is great and the workers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send workers to his harvest." 3"Go; behold, I am sending you as sheep among wolves." 4"You shall not take for yourselves moneybags, nor wallets, nor sandals and do not greet a man on the road." 5"And to whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.' " 6"And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon it, but if not, it will return to you." 7"But stay in that house while you are eating and drinking of what is theirs, for the worker is worthy of his fare, and do not move from house to house." 8"And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat anything that is offered to you." 9And heal those who are sick in it and say to them, "The Kingdom of God has come near to you." 10"But whichever city you enter and they will not receive you, go out to the street and say": 11'Even the sand that cleaves to our feet from your city we wipe off unto you, yet know this, The Kingdom of God has come near to you.' 12"I say to you that it shall be pleasant for Sadom in that day, compared to that city."
13"Woe to you Korazin, woe to you Bethsaida, because if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Tsidon that have occurred in you, they doubtless would have repented in sackcloth and in ashes." 14"Yet for Tyre and for Tsidon it shall be pleasant in the day of judgment compared to you." 15"And you Kapernahum, she that was exalted unto Heaven, you shall be debased unto Sheol."
16"Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you, rejects me, and whoever rejects me, rejects The One who sent me."
17And those seventy whom he had sent returned with great joy and they were saying to him, "Our Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name." 18But he said to them, "I was beholding Satan himself who fell like lightning from Heaven." 19"Behold, I have given you authority that you may tread on snakes and scorpions and all the power of the enemy and nothing will harm you." 20"However, you should not rejoice in this, that the demons are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in Heaven."
21And in that hour Yeshua* triumphed in The Spirit of Holiness* and he said, "I thank you, my Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and have revealed them to infants; yes, my Father, for thus it was a pleasure before you." 22And he turned to his disciples and he said to them, "Everything has been delivered to me from my Father, and no man knows who The Son is except The Father only, and who The Father is except The Son, and he to whom The Son will be pleased to reveal him."
23And he turned to his disciples by themselves and he said, "Blessed are those eyes that are seeing whatever you are seeing." 24"For I say to you that many Prophets and Kings have desired to see the things that you are seeing, and they have not seen, and to hear the things that you are hearing and they have not heard."
25And behold, a scribe arose to test him, and he said, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26But Yeshua said to him, "How is it written in the law? How do you read it?" 27He answered and he said to him, "You shall love THE LORD JEHOVAH your God from all your heart and from all your soul and from all your strength and from all your mind and your neighbor as yourself." 28Yeshua said to him, "You have said correctly; do this and you shall live." 29But as he wanted to justify himself, he said to him, "And who is my neighbor?"
30Yeshua said to him, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and robbers fell upon him, and they plundered and beat him and left him when little life remained in him and they departed." 31"And it happened a certain priest was going down that road and he saw him and passed by." 32"And so also a Levite coming arrived at that place and he saw him and he passed by." 33"But a Samaritan man as he traveled came where he was and he saw him and he took pity on him." 34"And he came and bound his wounds and poured wine and oil on them and set him on his donkey and he took him to an inn and cared for him." 35"And at the break of day, he produced two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and he said to him, 'Take care of him and if you spend anything more, whenever I return I will give it to you.' " 36"Who therefore of these three appears to you to have been a neighbor to him who fell into the hands of the robbers?" 37But he said, "He who took pity on him." Yeshua said to him, "You go and do likewise."
38And it was that when they were traveling on a road, he entered a certain village and a woman whose name was Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister, whose name was Maryam, and she came and sat herself at the feet of Our Lord, and she was listening to his words. 40But Martha was busy with serving many things and she came and said to him, "My lord, does it not concern you that my sister has left me alone to serve? Tell her to help me." 41But Yeshua answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you take pains and are troubled about many things." 42"But one thing is necessary; Maryam has chosen that good part for herself which will not be taken away from her."