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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he began to speak with them in a parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard and enclosed it with a hedge and dug a wine press in it and built a tower into it and gave its care to laborers, and he went abroad.”
“And he sent his servant to the workers in time to receive the fruits of the vineyard.”
“But they beat him and sent him away empty.”
“And he sent another servant to them again and they threw rocks at him and cut him, and they sent him away shamefully.”
“And again he sent another also and they murdered him; he sent many other servants, and some of them they beat and they murdered some of them.”
“Finally, he had one beloved son, and he sent him to them afterward, for he said, 'Doubtless, they will be ashamed before my son.'”
“But those laborers said within themselves, 'This is the heir; come, we will kill him and the inheritance will be ours.'”
“And they took and murdered him and cast him outside of the vineyard.”
“What therefore will the Lord of the vineyard do? He will come destroy those laborers and will give the vineyard to others.”
10“Have you not even read this scripture: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the head of the corner,' “
11“'This One was from the presence of THE LORD JEHOVAH, and he is wonderful in our eyes?
12And they were seeking to seize him and they were afraid of the people, for they knew that he had spoken this parable about them and they left him and departed.
13And they sent men to him from the Scribes and from the followers of Herodus to trap him in his words.
14But those came and asked him, “Teacher, we know that you are true, and that you are not motivated by care for any man, for you do not regard the person of the sons of men, but you teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give head tax to Caesar or not? Should we give or should we not give?”
15But he knew their treachery and he said to them, “Why are you testing me? Bring me a penny that I may see it.”
16And they brought it; he said to them: “Whose is this image and writing?” They said, “Caesar's.”
17Yeshua said to them, “Give what is Caesar's to Caesar and what is God's to God.” And they marveled at him.
18And the Sadducees came to him, who say there is no resurrection, and they were asking him and they were saying:
19“Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies and he leaves a wife and leaves behind no sons, his brother shall take his wife and raise up seed for his brother.”
20“There were seven brothers; the first took a wife and he died and left no son behind.”
21“And the second took her and he died, having also not left any son behind, and the third likewise.”
22“And the seven of them took her and they left no seed after any of them, and the woman died also.”
23“Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife among them will she be, for the seven had taken her?”
24Yeshua said to them, “Do you not therefore err, because you do not know the scriptures, nor the mighty work of God?”
25For when they have arisen from the dead, they do not take wives, neither do men have wives, but they are like the Angels in Heaven.”
26“But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the scripture of Moses how God said to him from the Bush, 'I AM THE LIVING GOD, The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaaq and the God of Jaqob?'”
27“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore are greatly mistaken.”
28One of the Scribes approached him and he heard them debating and he saw that he had answered them beautifully and he asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”
29Yeshua said to him, “The first of all the commandments: 'Hear Israel, THE LORD JEHOVAH your God, THE LORD JEHOVAH, he is One.' “
30“'And you shall love THE LORD JEHOVAH your God with your whole heart and with your entire soul and with your entire mind and with all your power.' This is the first commandment”
31“And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these.”
32And that scribe said to him, “Excellent, Rabbi! You have spoken the truth, for he is One, and there is not another outside of him.”
33“And for a man to love him with all the heart and with the entire mind and with all the soul and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34But Yeshua, seeing that he had answered wisely, answered and said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no man again dared to question him.
35And Yeshua answered and said as he taught in The Temple, “How are the Scribes saying that The Messiah is the son of David?”
36“For David himself said in The Spirit of Holiness: 'THE LORD JEHOVAH said to my Lord, “Sit at my right until I shall constitute your enemies as a footstool under your feet.'”
37“David therefore called him, 'My Lord'', and how is he his son?” And the whole crowd was listening to him with pleasure.
38And in his teaching, he said to them, “Beware of the Scribes who like to walk in robes and love greetings in the streets,
39And the best seats in the synagogue and top rooms at feasts,
40They who devour widows' houses by an offering for making their long prayers; they shall receive the greater judgment.”
41And when Yeshua sat down near the treasury, he beheld how the crowds cast money into the treasury and many rich men were casting in much
42And one poor widow came and cast in two minas that were shemonas.
43But Yeshua called his disciples and he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow has cast in more than all the people who have cast into the treasury,
44For they all cast in from the surplus that they had, but this one has cast in from her want, everything that she had; she cast in all her possessions.”