Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1He told them also a parable that they should pray at all times and they should not grow weary: 2"There was in one city a certain judge who did not worship God and did not honor the children of men." 3"There was a certain widow in that city, and she was coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me of my legal adversary.' " 4"And he would not for long time, but after this, he said to himself, 'Although I do not worship God neither honor people' 5'Nevertheless, because this widow wearies me, I shall avenge her, lest she be constantly coming and annoying me.' " 6And Our Lord said, "Hear what the evil judge said." 7"Shall not God all the more perform vindication for his Elect, who cry to him by day and by night, and he delays his Spirit concerning them?" 8"I say to you that he shall perform their vindication quickly. However, The Son of Man shall come, and will he then find faith on the earth?"
9And he told this parable against those men who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and they held contempt for everyone: 10"Two men went up to The Temple to pray: one a Pharisee and the other a Tax Collector." 11"The Pharisee was standing alone by himself and he was praying these things: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men: extortioners, oppressors, adulterers, and not like this Tax Collector.' 12'But I fast twice in a week and I tithe everything that I possess.'" 13"But that Tax Collector was standing from a distance and he would not even lift his eyes up to Heaven, but he was smiting on his chest and he said, 'God, have pity on me, a sinner.' " 14"I say to you that this one went down to his house justified rather than that Pharisee, for every man who exalts himself shall be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself shall be exalted."
15But they brought him also infants that he might touch them, and his disciples saw them, and they rebuked them. 16But Yeshua himself called them and he said to them, "Let the children come to me and do not refuse them, because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these." 17"Amen, I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little boy shall not enter it."
18And one who was a nobleman came to him and said to him, "Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 19Yeshua said to him, "Why do you call me good? There is no one good except the one God." 20"You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not testify a false testimony, Honor your father and your mother.' "* 21He said to him, "I have kept all these things from my childhood." 22But when Yeshua heard these things, he said to him, "You lack one thing: Go sell everything that you have and give to the poor, and you shall have a treasure in Heaven, and come after me." 23But when he heard these things, it grieved him, for he was very rich. 24And when Yeshua saw that it grieved him*, he said, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God." 25"It is easier for a camel* to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God." 26Those who heard were saying to him, "And who can have life?" 27But Yeshua said, "Those things which are impossible with men can happen with God."
28Shimeon Kaypha* said to him, "Behold, we have left everything and we have come after you." 29Yeshua said to him, "Truly, I say to you, there is no man who has left house or parents or brother or wife or children for the sake of the Kingdom of God," 30"Who shall not receive in great multiples in this time, and in the coming world, eternal life."
31And Yeshua led his twelve and he said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem and all that is written in The Prophets about The Son of Man shall be fulfilled."* 32"For he shall be delivered to Gentiles, and they shall mock him and they shall spit in his face."* 33"They shall scourge him, they shall abuse him and they shall kill him, and on the third day he shall rise." 34But they understood none of these things and this saying was hidden from them and they did not know these things that were spoken with them.
35And when they came near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting on the side of the road and begging. 36And he heard the sound of the crowd that passed by and he was asking, "Who is this?" 37They were saying to him, "Yeshua the Nazarene passes by." 38And he cried out and he said, "Yeshua, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39And those who were going in front of Yeshua were rebuking him that he should be quiet, but he was crying out even more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40And Yeshua stood still, and he commanded to bring him to him, and when he came near to him, he asked him, 41And he said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" But he said, "My Lord, that I may see." 42And Yeshua said to him, "See; your faith has saved you." 43And immediately he saw, and he was coming after him and he was praising God, and all the people who saw were giving glory to God.