Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And he arose from there and came to the borders of Judea to the crossing of the Jordan, and great crowds went there to join him, and he taught them again as he had been accustomed.
2And Pharisees approached, tempting him, and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" 3He said to them, "What has Moses commanded you?" 4But they said, "Moses allowed us to write a letter of divorce and we may get a divorce." 5Yeshua answered and he said to them, "He wrote you this commandment confronting the callousness of your heart." 6"But from the beginning, God made them male and female." 7"Because of this a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife." 8"And the two shall be one flesh; after that they are not two, but one flesh." 9"The things that God unites let not a son of man separate."
10And his disciples asked him again in the house about this. 11And he said to them, "Every man who divorces his wife and takes another commits adultery." 12"And if a woman divorces her husband and another man shall have her, she commits adultery."
13And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but his disciples were rebuking those who brought them. 14But Yeshua saw and was displeased and he said to them, "Let the children come to me and do not forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." 15"Amen, I say to you, no one who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will enter it." 16And he took them up in his arms and he laid his hand upon them and he blessed them.
17And as he traveled on the road, one came running and fell on his knees and asked him and said, "Good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" 18Yeshua said to him, "Why do you call me good? There is no one good but The One God." 19"You know the commandments: 'You shall not commit adultery', 'You shall not steal', 'You shall not murder', 'You shall not give false testimony', 'You shall not cheat', 'Honor your father and your mother.' " 20He answered and said to him, "Teacher, I have kept all these things from my childhood." 21But Yeshua gazed at him and he loved him and he said to him: "You have one thing missing: go sell everything that you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven, and take the cross and come after me." 22But he was saddened at this saying and he departed grieving, because he had great wealth.
23But Yeshua gazed at his disciples and he said to them, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God!" 24But the disciples were astonished at his words. And Yeshua answered again and he said to them, "Children, how hard it is for those who rely upon their wealth to enter the Kingdom of God!" 25"It is easier for a camel to enter into the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God." 26But they were all the more astonished, and they were saying among themselves, "Who can be saved?" 27But Yeshua gazed upon them and he said to them, "With the sons of men, this is impossible, but not with God; everything is possible with God."
28Kaypha began to say, "Behold, we have left everything and have cleaved to you." 29Yeshua answered and said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no man who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or town for my sake and for my Gospel's sake, 30Who will not receive each one a hundred fold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and towns with persecutions, and in the world that is coming, eternal life. 31But many are first who shall be last, and the last first."
32And as they were going up the road to Jerusalem, Yeshua was in front of them, and they were amazed and they were going after him as they were awe-struck, and he took his twelve, and he began to tell them the things that were going to happen to him: 33"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem and The Son of Man will be delivered to the Chief Priests and to the Scribes, and they will condemn him to death and they will deliver him to the Gentiles, 34And they will mock him, and will scourge him, and will spit in his face, and will kill him; and the third day he will arise."
35And Yaqob and Yohannan, the sons of Zebedee, approached him, and said to him: "Teacher, we desire that you would do for us all that we ask." 36He said to them: "What do you want me to do for you?" 37They said to him: "Grant to us, that one may sit at your right hand, and the other on your left, in your glory." 38But he said to them: "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup of which I drink, and to be baptized with the baptism in which I am baptized?" 39They were saying to him: "We are able." Yeshua said to them: "The cup that I drink, you will drink, and in the baptism in which I am baptized, you will be baptized." 40"But for you to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give, except to those for whom it is prepared."
41When the ten heard, they began complaining greatly about Yaqob and Yohannan. 42Yeshua called them and he said to them, "You are aware that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles are their lords and their great ones have authority over them." 43"But it will not be so among you, but whoever wants to be great among you will be a servant to you." 44"And he among you who wants to be the first will be a servant to all." 45"For even The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and give his life a ransom in the place of the many."
46And they came to Jericho, and when Yeshua went out from Jericho, he and his disciples and the many crowds, Timai, son of Timai, a blind man, was sitting on the side of the road begging, 47And he heard that it was Yeshua the Nazarene, and he began to cry out and to say, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 48And many were rebuking him that he would be quiet, but he was crying out all the more and he said, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 49And Yeshua stood and commanded that they would call him and they called the blind man and they were saying to him, "Take heart, arise, he is calling for you." 50But that blind man threw off his garment and arose, coming to Yeshua. 51And Yeshua said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" But the blind man said to him, "Rabbi*, that I might see." 52And Yeshua said to him, "See*; your faith has saved you.", and immediately he saw, and he was going down the road.