Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And he went out from there and he came to the city, and his disciples were staying close to him. 2And when it was The Sabbath, he began to teach in the synagogue and many who heard were amazed and they were saying, "From where does this man have these things? What is this wisdom given to him that mighty works like these should be done by his hands?" 3"Is this not the carpenter, son of Maryam and brother of Yaqob, and Yose and Yehuda and Shimeon, and are not his sisters here with us?" And they were suspicious of him. 4And Yeshua said to them, "There is no Prophet who is despised except in his city and among his kindred and in his house." 5And he was not able to do even one powerful work there but only laid his hands upon a few sick folks and healed them. 6He was astonished at the lack of their faith and he was going around in the villages as he taught.
7And he called his twelve and he began to send them two by two and he gave them authority over vile spirits to cast them out. 8And he commanded them that they would not take anything on the road except perhaps a staff, no bag, no bread, no copper in their purses, 9But that they would wear sandals, and they should not wear two tunics. 10And he said to them, "Into whatever house you enter, stay there until you depart from there." 11"And all who will not receive you and will not hear you, when you leave that place, shake off the dust that is on the soles of your feet for their testimony; truly I say to you that it will be tranquil for Sadom and Amorah in the day of judgment compared to that city." 12And they went out and they preached that they should return to God. 13And they were casting out many evil spirits, and they were anointing the many sick with oil and they were healing them.
14And Herodus The King heard about Yeshua, for his name was known to him and he said, "He is Yohannan The Baptizer; he is raised from the grave; therefore, mighty works are performed by him." 15Others were saying, "He is Elijah", and others, "He is a Prophet like one of The Prophets." 16Now when Herodus heard, he said, "Yohannan, whose head I cut off, has arisen from the grave."
17For Herodus had sent and seized Yohannan and bound him in the prison for the sake of Herodia whom he had taken, the wife of Phillipus his brother. 18For Yohannan had said to Herodus, "It is not lawful for you to take the wife of your brother." 19But Herodia was threatening him and she wanted to kill him and was unable. 20Herodus had been afraid of Yohannan because he had known that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him and he heard many things that he had said and did services for him, and he heard him with pleasure. 21It was a notable day when Herodus made a supper for his nobles and for the Captains and the Leaders of Galilee on his birthday. 22And the daughter of Herodia came in, and she danced, and she pleased Herodus and those who were reclining with him, and The King said to the girl, "Ask of me anything that you desire, and I shall give it to you." 23And he swore to her, "Anything that you shall ask, I shall give to you, unto the half of my Kingdom." 24But she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" She said to her, "The head of Yohannan The Baptizer." 25At once she entered with diligence to the King, and she said to him, "I want you to give me on a dish, this hour, the head of Yohannan The Baptizer." 26And it grieved The King much, but because of the oath and because of the dinner guests, he was unwilling to deny her. 27The King sent the executioner at once and commanded to bring the head of Yohannan and he went and cut off the head of Yohannan in the prison. 28And he brought it on a plate and he gave it to the girl and the girl gave it to her mother. 29His disciples heard and they came and took his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
30And The Apostles were gathered unto Yeshua and they told him everything that they had done and everything whatever they had taught. 31And he said to them, "Come, we shall go to the country alone and rest yourselves a little." For there were many going and coming and there was not a place for them even to eat. 32And they went to a deserted place in a ship by themselves.
33And many saw them as they were going, and they recognized them and they ran on land from all the cities before him to that place. 34And Yeshua went forth, seeing the great crowds, and he was moved with pity on them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things. 35And when the time had grown late, his disciples came to him and they were saying to him, "This is a desolate place and the time is late." 36"Dismiss them that they may go to the market that they may go around to the villages also and buy bread for themselves, for there is nothing for them to eat." 37He said to them, "You give them food." They said to him, "Shall we go buy 200 denarii of bread and give them to eat?" 38He said to them, "Go see how many loaves you have here." When they looked, they said to him, "Five loaves and two fish." 39And he commanded them to seat everyone on the grass. 40And they were seated by hundreds and by fifties. 41And he took those five loaves and two fish and gazed into Heaven and he blessed and broke the bread, and he gave to his disciples to set before them and they divided those two fish for all of them. 42And they all ate and they were filled. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments and also of the fish. 44Now those who ate the bread were 5000 men.
45And at once he urged his disciples to board the ship and go before him to the other side to Bethsaida while he sent the multitude away. 46And when he had sent them away he went to a mountain to pray.
47But when it had become evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea and he was alone on the land. 48And he saw them laboring as they were rowing, for the wind was against them. And it was, that in the fourth watch of the night, Yeshua came toward them as he was walking on the sea, and he wanted to pass by them. 49They saw him that he was walking on the water, and they thought to themselves that he was a hallucination and they cried out, 50For they all saw him and they were afraid and immediately he spoke with them and he said to them, "Take heart, I AM THE LIVING GOD; do not be afraid." 51And he came up to join them in the ship and the wind ceased, and they were greatly astonished and they wondered in their souls. 52For they had not learned from the bread, because their heart was stupid.
53And when they had crossed to the other side, they came to the land of Genesar.* 54And when they went out from the boat, immediately the men of the place recognized him.* 55And they ran in all that area, and they began to bring those who had become sick, as they were carrying them in litters to the place where they heard that he was. 56And wherever he had entered a village or city, they were laying the sick in the streets, and they were begging him if they might touch even the fringe of his garment, and all those who were touching it were healed.