Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Now it happened on the Sabbath* when Yeshua was walking among the grain, his disciples were plucking the ears and were rubbing them in their hands and eating them. 2But some of the Pharisees were saying to them, "Why are you doing what is illegal to do on the Sabbath?" 3Yeshua answered and said to them, "Have you not read this thing that David did when he was hungry and those who were with him," 4"When he entered the house of God and he took and ate the bread* of the table of THE LORD JEHOVAH and he gave to those who were with him, which was not legal to eat except for the Priests only?" 5And he said to them, "The Son of Man is Master of the sabbath."
6But it happened on another Sabbath that he entered a synagogue and he was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. 7And the Scribes and the Pharisees were watching him whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might be able to accuse him. 8But he knew their schemes and he said to that man whose hand was shriveled, "Stand; come to the center of the synagogue", and when he came and stood, 9Yeshua said to them, "I ask you, what is legal on the Sabbath: to do good or evil? To save life or to destroy?" 10And he gazed at all of them and he said to him, "Straighten your hand", and he stretched it out* and his hand was restored like his other. 11But they were filled with envy*, and they were speaking one with another of what they should do to Yeshua.
12But it occurred in those days that Yeshua* went out to a mountain to pray, and there he was waiting for the morning in the prayer of God. 13And when it was dawn he called his disciples and he chose twelve of them, whom he named Apostles: 14Shimeon, whom he named Kaypha, and Andrewas his brother, Yaqob and Yohannan and Phillipus and Bar Tolmay 15And Mattay and Thoma and Yaqob Bar Halphai, Shimeon who is called The Zealot, 16And Yehuda Bar Yaqob and Yehuda Scariota who was the traitor.
17And Yeshua descended with them and he stood in the valley and a great crowd of his disciples and a multitude of crowds of people from all of Judea and from Jerusalem and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon 18Who came to hear his message and to be healed of their sicknesses, and those who were afflicted by foul spirits, and they were healed. 19And all the crowds were seeking to touch him, for power was proceeding from him and it was healing all of them.
20And he lifted his eyes upon his disciples and he said, "Blessed are you poor ones, because yours is the Kingdom of God." 21"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh." 22"Blessed are you, whenever men shall hate you and shall separate you and shall insult you and shall cast out your name as evil for The Son of Man's sake." 23"Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for your reward is great in Heaven, for so were their fathers doing to The Prophets."
24"But woe to you rich men, for you have received your comfort!" 25"Woe to you satisfied ones, for you shall hunger!" Woe to you who are laughing now, for you shall weep and you shall wail!" 26"Woe to you when men* shall say wonderful things about you, for so were their fathers doing to the false Prophets!" *
27"But I say to you who are hearing, Love your enemies and do what is wonderful to those who hate you." 28"Bless those who curse you, and pray over those who take you away by force." 29"And to him who strikes you on your cheek, offer the other, and from whoever takes away your cloak, withhold not your coat also." 30"Give to everyone who asks you and do not demand from him who takes what is yours." 31"And just as you desire people to do for you, do also for them." 32"For if you love those who love you, what goodness do you have? Even sinners love those who love them." 33"And if you are doing good to those who treat you well, what goodness do you have? For even sinners do likewise." 34"And if you lend to him from whom you expect to be repaid, what goodness do you have? For even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid likewise." 35"But love your enemies and treat them well and lend and do not cut off* the hope of any person, and your reward shall be great and you shall be the children of The Highest because he is kind toward the evil and toward the unbelievers." 36"Be therefore merciful, just as also your Father is merciful."
37"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven." 38"Give and it will be given to you in good measure, pressed down and overflowing; they shall cast into your lap. For with what measure you measure it will be measured to you."
39And he told them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will not both of them fall into a ditch?" 40"There is no disciple greater than his mentor, for everyone who is perfected shall be like his mentor." 41"But why do you observe a chip in the eye of your brother, but you do not see the plank that is in your eye?" 42"Or how can you say to your brother, 'My brother, let me cast the chip out from your eye, when behold, the plank that is in your own eye is not visible to you? Hypocrite! First cast out the plank from your own eye, and then sight will be given to you to pull out the chip from your brother's eye."
43"There is not a good tree that produces bad fruit, neither a bad tree that produces good fruit," 44"For every tree is known by its fruits, for they do not pick figs from thorns; neither do they gather grapes from a bush." 45"A good man brings forth good from the good treasure that is in his heart and the evil man brings out evil from the evil treasure that is in his heart. For the lips speak from the fullness of the heart."
46"Why are you calling me, 'My Lord, my Lord'', and you are not doing whatever I say?" 47"Every person who comes to me and has heard my words and does them, I shall show you what he is like": 48"He is like a man who built a house and he dug and he went deep and laid the foundation on the rock, and when there was a flood, the flood beat on that house and it could not shake it, for its foundation was founded on the rock*." 49"And he who heard and did not do it is like the man who built his house on the soil without a foundation, and when the river beat on it, immediately it fell, and the fall of that house was great."