1At that time there came some men and told Him about the Gelilim whose blood Pilatos had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And Yeshua answered, saying to them, “Do you think that those Gelilim were greater sinners than all the other Gelilim, because this happened to them? 3No, but I say to you that all of you also, if you do not repent, will perish in the same way. 4Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Shiloha fell, and it killed them; do you think that they were greater sinners than all the other men who live in Yerushalayim? 5No, but I say to you that unless you repent, all of you will perish like them.”
6And He spoke this mashal: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and he did not find any. 7So he said to the laborer, ‘Behold, for three years I have been coming and seeking fruit on this fig tree, and found none; cut it down; why should the ground be wasted?’ 8The laborer said to him, ‘My Adon, let it remain this year also, until I work it and fertilize it. 9It might bear fruit; and if not, then you can cut it down.’”
10While Yeshua was teaching in one of the Beit K’nessets on Shabbat, 11there was a woman there who had been afflicted with a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years, and was bent down and could never straighten herself at all. 12Yeshua saw her and called her and said to her, “Woman, you are cured of your sickness.” 13And He laid his hand on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised Elohim. 14But the leader of the Beit K’nesset answered with anger, because Yeshua healed on a Shabbat; and he said to the people, “There are six days in which men should work; in those days you ought to come and be healed, and not on Yom HaShabbat.” 15Yeshua answered, saying to him, “O hypocrites, does not each one of you loose his ox or his donkey from the stable, and go with it to give it a drink? 16This one is a daughter of Avraham, and behold, the adversary has bound her for eighteen years; was it not necessary for her to be loosened from this bond on Yom HaShabbat?” 17And when He said these things, all who opposed Him were ashamed; and all the people rejoiced over all the wonders which were done by His hand.
18Yeshua said, “To what is Malkhut HaElohim like, and to what shall I liken it? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and cast into his garden, and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested on its branches.” 20Again Yeshua said, “To what shall I liken Malkhut HaElohim? 21It is like the leaven which a woman took and buried in three measures of flour until it was all leavened.” 22And He journeyed through the villages and cities, teaching, while going to Yerushalayim.
23A man asked Him, “Are there only a few who are to be saved?” Yeshua said to them, 24“Strive to enter in through the narrow gate; for I say to you that many will seek to enter in and will not be able. 25From the hour when the Adon of the house rises up and locks the door, you will be standing outside and knocking at the door, and you will begin to say, ‘Adoneinu, Adoneinu, open for us;’ and He will answer, saying, ‘I say to you, I do not know you or where you come from.’ 26And you will begin to say, ‘We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27And He will say to you, ‘I do not know you or where you come from; depart from me, O you workers of iniquity. 28There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Avraham and Yitz’khak and Ya’akov and all the Nevi’im in Malkhut HaElohim, but you will be thrown outside. 29And they will come from the east and from the west and from the south and from the north, and sit down in Malkhut HaElohim. 30And behold, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last.’”
31In that very day some of the men of the P’rushim drew near and said to Him, “Get out and go away from here, for Herodus wants to kill You.” 32Yeshua said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and I heal today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will be finished. 33But I must do my work today and tomorrow, and I will leave the next day, because it is impossible that a navi should perish outside of Yerushalayim.’ 34O Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, murderess of Nevi’im and stoner of those who are sent to her! How many times I longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 35Behold, your houses are left to you desolate; and I say to you that you will not see me until you say, ‘Barukh HaBah b’shem יהוה .’”
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