Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1It was that when he was praying in a certain place, when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Our Lord*, teach us to pray, just as Yohannan also taught his disciples."
2Yeshua said to them, "When you pray, you shall say thus: 'Our Father, who are in Heaven, 'Hallowed be your name, let your Kingdom come, let your will be done also in the earth as it is in Heaven.'
3'Give us our necessary bread every day,'
4'And forgive us our sins even as we forgive all who are indebted to us, and do not lead us into temptation, but save us from The Evil One.'" *
5And he said to them, "Who among you has a friend and will go to him at midnight and will say to him, "My friend, lend me three loaves", 6"For my friend has come to me from the road and I have nothing that I can set before him," 7"And his friend from within will answer and will say to him, 'Do not disturb me, for behold, the door is bolted and my children are in bed with me; I cannot rise and give to you?'" 8"I say to you that if because of friendship he will not give to him, because of his persistence he will arise and he will give him as much as he needs."
9"I am also saying to you, Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it will be opened to you." 10"For everyone who asks receives, and whoever seeks finds, and whoever knocks, it is opened to him." 11Which of you is a father whose son will ask him for bread and would hand him a stone, and if he asks him for a fish will, instead of a fish, hand him a snake," 12"And if he would ask of him an egg, would give him a scorpion?" 13"And if you, who are evil, know to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give The Spirit of Holiness to those who ask him?"
14And when he was casting out a demon that was making a person mute, it happened that when that demon went out, the mute spoke, and the crowds were astonished. 15But men among them said, "This one exorcises devils by Beelzebub the Chief of devils*." 16But others were testing him, and they were asking him for a sign from Heaven. 17But because Yeshua knew their thoughts he said to them, "Every realm that is divided against itself will be laid waste, and the home that is divided against its nature falls." 18And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his Kingdom stand?; for you say that by Beelzebub I cast out devils." 19"And if I am exorcising devils by Beelzebub, by whom are your children exorcising? Because of this they will be your judges." 20"But if I cast out devils by the finger of God, the Kingdom of God has come near to you." 21"Whenever an armed strongman keeps his homestead, his property is at peace." 22"But if one who is stronger than he will come to overpower him, he takes all his weapons in which he was trusting and he divides his spoil." 23"Whoever is not with me is against me and whoever does not gather with me is scattering."
24"Whenever a vile spirit has gone out from a man, it goes traveling around in places where there is no water to seek rest for itself; Whenever it does not find it, it says, 'I shall return to my house from whence I came.' " 25"And when it has come, it finds it swept and decorated." 26"And it goes bringing seven others spirits which are more evil than itself, and they are entering and dwelling there, and the end of that man will be worse than his beginning."
27And while he was speaking these things, a woman raised her voice from the crowd and she said to him, "Blessing to the womb that carried you and to the breasts that suckled you." 28He said to her, "Blessings to those who have heard the word of God and keep it."
29And when the crowds were assembling he began to say, "This wicked generation seeks for a sign and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the Prophet." 30"For just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites thus also The Son of Man shall be to this generation." 31"The Queen of The South shall stand in judgment with the people of this generation, and she shall condemn them, for she came from the far side of the land that she might hear the wisdom of Solomon and behold, he who is greater than Solomon is here." 32"The Ninevite men will rise in judgment with this generation and they shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah and behold, he who is greater than Jonah is here."
33"No man lights a lamp and sets it in a hidden place or under a bushel but over a lamp stand, that those who enter may see its light." 34"The lamp of the body is your eye; when therefore your eye is clear your whole body shall be illuminated, but if it should be bad, your body also shall be darkened." 35"Take care therefore lest the light that is in you is darkness" 36"But if your whole body is enlightened, and there is no darkened part, it shall be shining entirely like a lamp giving you light by its flame."
37But while he was speaking, one Pharisee requested of him that he would dine with him, and he entered and reclined. 38But that Pharisee when he saw him, he was amazed that he did not wash before his dinner. 39But Yeshua said to him, "Now you Pharisees are cleansing the outside of the cup and of the dish, but the inside of some of you is full of rape and wickedness." 40"Mindless ones! Has not The One who made the outside also made the inside?" 41"However, give * whatever you have in charity and behold, everything is pure to you."
42"But woe to you Pharisees, for you tithe mint and dill and every herb and you pass over justice and over the love of God, but these it was necessary for you to do and not that you should forsake the other!" 43"Woe to you Pharisees who love first class seats in the synagogues and greetings in the streets!" 44"Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, phonies, who are like tombs that are not known, and the children of men walk over them and do not know."
45And one of the Scribes answered and he said to him, "Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also." 46But he said, "Woe to you also, you Scribes, for you load the children of men with heavy burdens and you will not touch those burdens with one of your fingers." 47"Woe to you who are building the tombs of The Prophets, for your fathers murdered them." 48"You testify therefore and you approve the deeds of your fathers, for they murdered them and you build their tombs." 49"Because of this The Wisdom of God said, "Behold, I am sending Prophets and Apostles to them, and some of them they shall persecute and murder", 50"So that the blood of all The Prophets that was shed from when the world was created shall be required of this generation," 51"From the blood of Abel and unto the blood of Zakhariah who was killed between The Temple and the altar; Yes, I say to you, that it shall be required of this generation."* 52"Woe to you Scribes, because you have taken away the keys of knowledge! You have not entered and those who are entering you have hindered."
53And when he had said these things to them, the Scribes and Pharisees began to be offended at them and they were angered and they disparaged his words. 54And they acted deceitfully toward him in many things, while they sought to seize on something from his mouth so that they would be able to accuse him.