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1 At that time, Yeshua went on the day of Shabbat through the grain fields. His talmidim were hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
2 But the Perushim, when they saw it, said to him, "Behold, your talmidim do what is not lawful to do on the Shabbat." 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath."
3 But he said to them, "Haven't you read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him; 3 He answered, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the show bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the Kohanim? 4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread--which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests.
5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the day of Shabbat, the Kohanim in the temple profane the Shabbat, and are guiltless? 5 Or haven't you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent?
6 But I tell you that one greater than the temple is here. 6 I tell you that one greater than the temple is here.
7 But if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. 7 If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Shabbat." 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
9 He departed there, and went into their synagogue. 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue,
10 And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the day of Shabbat?" that they might accuse him. 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"
11 He said to them, "What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the day of Shabbat, won't he grab on to it, and lift it out? 11 He said to them, "If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?
12 How much, then, is a man of more value than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the day of Shabbat." 12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
13 Then he told the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other. 13 Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
14 But the Perushim went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
15 Yeshua, perceiving that, withdrew from there. Great multitudes followed him; and he healed them all, 15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,
16 and charged them that they should not make him known: 16 warning them not to tell who he was.
17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Yesha`yahu the prophet, saying, 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18 "Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him. He will declare judgment to the Goyim. 18 "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not strive, nor shout; Neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets. 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a smoking flax, Until he sends forth judgment to victory. 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.
21 In his name, the Goyim will hope." 21 In his name the nations will put their hope."
22 Then there was brought to him one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.
23 All the multitudes were amazed, and said, "Can this be the son of David?" 23 All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
24 But when the Perushim heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Ba`al-Zibbul, the prince of the demons." 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
25 Knowing their thoughts, Yeshua said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
26 If Hasatan casts out Hasatan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?
27 If I by Ba`al-Zibbul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come on you. 28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house. 29 "Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.
30 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn't gather with me, scatters. 30 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 31 And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Ruach HaKodesh, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
33 "Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit. 33 "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.
34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things. 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
38 Then certain of the Sofrim and Perushim answered, saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you." 38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you."
39 But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will no sign be given it but the sign of Yonah, the prophet. 39 He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40 For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the eretz. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Yonah; and behold, someone greater than Yonah is here. 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the eretz to hear the wisdom of Shlomo; and behold, someone greater than Shlomo is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.
43 But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn't find it. 43 "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.
44 Then he says, 'I will return into my house whence I came out,' and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 44 Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.
45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation." 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation."
46 While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him. 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
47 One said to him, "Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, seeking to speak to you." 47 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you."
48 But he answered him who told him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" 48 He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
49 He stretched forth his hand towards his talmidim, and said, "Behold, my mother and my brothers! 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.
50 For whoever will do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother." 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."