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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to his disciples, “It is not possible that offenses shall not come, but woe to him by whose hand they shall come.”
“It were better for him if the millstone of a donkey were hung on his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he would subvert one of these little ones.”
“Guard your souls. If your brother should sin, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”
“And if he sins against you seven times in a day and seven times in the day returns to you and says, 'I am sorry', forgive him.”
5And The Apostles said to Our Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6He said to them, “If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you may say to this sycamore tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea', and it would obey you.”
7“But who among you has a servant who drives a plow or who tends to sheep, and if he would come from the field, would say to him at once, 'Go on; recline for supper?”
8“But he says to him, 'Prepare for me something to eat and put on your apron to serve me until I shall have eaten and have drunk; after this you also will eat and drink.'”
9“Does that servant receive his thanks because he did the thing that he was commanded? I think not.”
10“So also you, whenever you have done all those things that were commanded you, you should say, 'We are unprofitable servants, because we have done that which we were obligated to do.' “
11And it was that as Yeshua went to Jerusalem, he passed through among Samaritans to Galilee.
12And when he approached to enter a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, and they stood afar off.
13And they lifted up their voices and they were saying, “Our Rabbi, Yeshua, have mercy on us!”
14And when he saw them, he said to them, “Go show yourselves to the priests”, and as they were going, they were purified.
15But one of them, when he saw that he was purified, he returned to him and he was praising God with a loud voice.
16And he fell on his face before the feet of Yeshua as he gave thanks to him, and this one was a Samaritan.
17But Yeshua answered and he said, “Were there not ten who were purified? Where are the nine?”
18“Have they neglected to come give glory to God, except this one who is from a foreign people?”
19And he said to him, “Arise; go. Your faith has saved you.”
20And when some of the Pharisees asked Yeshua, “When is the Kingdom of God coming”, he answered and he said to them, “The Kingdom of God does not come with what is observed.”
21“Neither do they say, 'Behold, here it is!' and 'Behold, from here to there!', for behold, the Kingdom of God is within some of you.”
22And he said to his disciples, “The days will come when you shall long to see one of the days of The Son of Man, and you shall not see.”
23“And if they will say to you, 'Behold, he is here.' and 'Behold he is there', do not go.”
24“For just as lightning flashes from the sky and lights up all beneath the sky, thus shall The Son of Man be in his day.”
25“But first, he is going to suffer many things and he shall be rejected by this generation.”
26“And as it was in the days of Noah, thus shall it be the days of The Son of Man.”
27“For they were eating and drinking and taking wives and giving them to men until the day that Noah entered the ark and the flood came and destroyed everyone.”
28“And again, just as it was in the days of Lot, they were eating and drinking and buying and selling and planting and building.”
29“But in the day that Lot went out from Sadom, THE LORD JEHOVAH caused it to rain fire and brimstone from the sky and destroyed all of them.”
30“Thus shall it be in the day when The Son of Man is revealed.”
31“In that day, whoever is on the roof, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take them. And whoever is in the field, let him not turn back.”
32“Remember Lot's wife.”
33“Whoever chooses to save his life shall lose it, and whoever will lose his life shall find it.”
34“I say to you, in that night, two shall be in one bed; one shall be taken captive and the other shall be left.”
35“Two women shall be grinding meal together; one shall be led away captive and the other shall be left.”
36“Two shall be in a field; one shall be taken captive and the other shall be left.”
37And they answered and they were saying to him, “To where, Our Lord?” He said to them, “Wherever the bodies are, there the eagles shall be gathered.”