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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in that hour the disciples approached to join Yeshua and they were saying, “Who is truly the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”
And Yeshua called a boy and stood him in their midst.
And he said, “Truly I say to you, unless you will be converted and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“Whoever therefore humbles himself like this boy, he will be greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“And whoever will receive one such as this boy, in my name, receives me.”
“And everyone who commits an offense against one of these little ones who believe in me, it were profitable for him that a donkey's millstone would be hung around his neck and he be sunk in the depths of the sea.”
7“Woe to the world because of offenses, for it is necessary that offenses will come, but woe to the man by whom the offenses will come.”
8“But if your hand or your foot subverts you, cut it off and cast it from you, for it is better for you that you enter life as lame or as maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, that you would fall into eternal fire.”
9“And if your eye subverts you, pull it out and throw it from you, for it is better for you that you would enter life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, that you would fall into The Gehenna of fire.
10Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their Angels in Heaven do always see the face of my Father who is in Heaven.
11For The Son of Man has come to save whatever has been lost.
12How does it seem to you? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them will go astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountain and go on searching for that lost one?
13And if he should find it, certainly I say to you, that he rejoices in it more than in the ninety-nine that did not stray.
14Just so, it is not the will before your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
15But if your brother wrongs you, reprove him between you and him alone; if he hears you, you have gained your brother.
16And if he does not hear you, take one or two with you, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word will be established.
17But if he will not hear them, tell the assembly, and if he does not hear the assembly, let him be to you as a tax gatherer and as a heathen.
18And truly I say to you, everything whatsoever you will bind in the earth will have been bound in Heaven, and anything that you will release in the earth will have been released in Heaven.
19Again I say to you, that if two of you will agree in the earth about any matter which they will request, it will be done for them from the presence of my Father who is in Heaven.
20For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
21Then Kaypha approached him, and he said, “My Lord, “If my brother commits an offense against me, how many times shall I forgive him? Seven times?”
22And Yeshua said to him, “I do not say to you until seven times, but until seventy times seven each.
23Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is compared to a man who was a King, wanting to take an account of his servants.
24And when he began to take it, they brought him one who owed 10,000 talents.
25And when he had nothing to pay, his lord commanded that he would be sold, and his wife and his children, and everything that he had, and he would pay.
26And falling down, that servant worshiped him, and he said, “My Lord, be patient with me, and I shall pay you everything.”
27And the lord of that servant was moved with pity, and he released him, forgiving his debt.
28But that servant went out and found one of his associates who had owed him a hundred denarii, and he seized him and throttled him, and he said to him, “Give me that which you owe me.”
29And that associate fell down before his feet, begging him and saying to him, “Be patient with me and I shall pay you.”
30But he was not willing, but he went and he cast him into prison until he would give him whatever he owed him.
31But when their associates saw all what happened, it was very grievous to them, and they came and revealed to their lord everything that had happened.
32Then his lord called him, and said to him, “You wicked servant, I forgave you that entire debt because you begged me.”
33“Was it not incumbent upon you also for you to have mercy on your associate just as I had mercy on you?”
34And his lord was angry, and he delivered him to the scourgers until he would pay everything that he owed him.
35So my Father who is in Heaven will do to you unless each of you forgives his brother his offenses from your heart.