Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1The beginning of The Gospel of Yeshua The Messiah, The Son of God.*
2As it is written in Isaiah the Prophet, "Behold, I shall send my messenger before your presence to prepare your way."*
3"A voice that cries in the wilderness, prepare the way of THE LORD JEHOVAH and make level his paths."
4Yohannan was in the wilderness, baptizing and preaching the baptism of repentance for the release of sins. 5And all the country of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and he baptized them in the Jordan* when they confessed their sins. 6But the same Yohannan was clothed with clothing of hair of the camel and he was bound with a belt of leather at his waist and his food was locusts and honey of the field. 7And he was preaching and he said, "Behold, after me shall come he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop and to loose. 8I have immersed you in water, but he will immerse you in The Spirit of Holiness."
9And it was in those days; Yeshua came from Nazareth of Galilee and was immersed in the Jordan by Yohannan. 10And at once, as he came up from the waters, he saw the heavens being ripped open and The Spirit who was descending upon him as a dove. 11And there was a voice from the heavens: "You are my Son, The Beloved; with you I am delighted."
12And at once The Spirit drove him into the wilderness. 13And he had been there in the wilderness forty days when he was tempted by Satan. And he was with the animals, and Angels were ministering to him.
14After Yohannan was delivered up, Yeshua came to Galilee and was preaching The Gospel of the Kingdom of God. 15And he said, "Time is coming to an end. The Kingdom of God has arrived. Repent and believe in The Good News."
16And as he walked around the Sea of Galilee, he saw Shimeon and his brother Andrewas who were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17And Yeshua said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." 18And at once they left their nets and went after him. 19And when he passed by a little he saw Yaqob, son of Zebedee, and Yohannan his brother, and also those in the ship who were setting their nets in order. 20And he called them and at once they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and they went after him.
21And when they entered Kapernahum, at once he taught in their synagogue on the Sabbath. 22And they were dumbfounded at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one having authority and not like their Scribes. 23And in their synagogue there was a man who had a vile spirit in him, and he cried out. 24And he said, "What business do we have with you, Yeshua the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, The Holy One of God." 25And Yeshua rebuked him and said, "Shut your mouth and come out of him." 26And the foul spirit threw him down and he cried out in a loud voice and came out of him. 27And all of them marveled* and they were inquiring with one another, saying, "What is this?", and "What is this new teaching? For he commands even the foul spirits with authority and they obey him." 28And at once his fame went out in the whole region of Galilee.
29And they went out from the synagogue and they came to the house of Shimeon and Andrewas with Yaqob and Yohannan. 30And the Mother-in-law of Shimeon was lying ill with fever and they told him about her. 31And he came near and took her by the hand and raised her up and at once her fever left her and she was waiting on them.
32But in the evening at the going down of the sun they brought to him all of them who had been ill and demon possessed. 33And the whole city was assembled at the door. 34And he healed multitudes that had become ill with various diseases and he cast out many evil spirits. He did not allow them to speak because they did know him.
35And in the very early morning he arose first and went on to a desolate place and there he prayed. 36And Shimeon and his companions were seeking for him. 37And when they found him they were all saying to him, "The people are all looking for you." 38He said to them, "Walk to the villages and the cities near to us, so that I also may preach there, for because of this I have come*." 39And he was preaching in all their synagogues and in all Galilee and he cast out demons.
40A leper came to him, fell at his feet, and begged him, saying, "If you are willing, you are able to make me clean." 41Yeshua was moved with compassion* for him. Reaching out his hand he touched him and said, "I am willing; be cleansed." 42In that moment his leprosy went from him and he was cleansed. 43Yeshua reproved him and sent him out. 44He said to him, "See that you tell no man, but go and show yourself to the priest. Bring gifts for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded for their testimony." 45But when he went out he began preaching it much and he reported the event so that Yeshua was not able to openly enter the cities. He was in deserted places and they were coming to him from every place.