Luka 8 – לוקא ח


1And it came to pass after these things Yeshua was traveling in cities and villages, declaring and giving HaB’sorah Malkhut HaElohim. And His twelve were with Him, 2and the women who were healed of diseases and unclean spirits, Miryam who is called Magdalita, from whom seven demons went out, 3and Yokhanah, the wife of Kuza, the steward of Herodus, and Shoshanah, and many others who ministered to them of their wealth.  

4And when many people had gathered and were coming to Him from all the cities, He spoke in mishlim.  5“A sower went out to sow his seed. And when he had sown, some seed fell on the roadside; and it was trodden under foot, and the birds ate it.  6Other seed fell upon the rock and sprang up quickly, and because it had no moisture, it dried up.  7And other seed fell among thistles, and the thistles sprang up with it and choked it.  8And other seed fell in good and fertile ground, and sprang up and bore fruit a hundredfold.”  And when He said this, He cried out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”  9And His Talmidim asked Him, “What is this mashal?”  10He said to them, “To you it is granted to know the mystery of Malkhut HaElohim; but to the rest it has to be said in figures; for while they see, they do not perceive; and while they hear, they do not understand.  11This is the mashal: the seed is D’var HaElohim.  12Those on the roadside are those who hear HaDavar, and the enemy comes and takes away HaDavar from their hearts, so that they may not trust, and live.  13Those on the rock are those who when they have heard, receive HaDavar with joy; and yet they have no root, but their Emunah is for a while, and in time of trial they stumble.  14That which fell among the thistles is those who hear HaDavar, and then choke themselves with worries and riches and worldly covetousness, and bear no fruit.  15But that which is in good soil, these are those who hear HaDavar with a pure and good heart, and keep it, and bear fruit with patience.  16No man lights a lamp and covers it with a vessel, or puts it under the bed; but he puts it on the lamp stand, that whoever enters sees its light.  17For there is nothing covered which will not be uncovered; and nothing hidden which will not be known and come to light.  18Take heed how you hear; for he who has, to him shall be given; and from him who has not, even that which he thinks he has shall be taken away.”  19And there came to Him His mother and His brothers, and they were not able to speak to Him because of the crowd.  20And they said to Him,  “Your mother and your brothers are standing  outside,  and  they  want  to  see  you.”  21He answered, saying to them, “These are my mother and my brothers, those who hear the D’var HaElohim, and do it.”

22It came to pass that on one of the days Yeshua went up and sat in a boat with His Talmidim; and He said to them, “Let us cross to the other side of the lake.”  23And while they were rowing, Yeshua fell asleep; and there rose a storm of wind on the lake; and the boat was near sinking.  24And they came up and awoke Him and said to Him, “Rabbeinu, Rabbeinu, we are perishing!” He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and they quieted down and there was a calm.  25And He said to them, “Where is your Emunah?” But as they were frightened, they wondered, saying one to another, “O who is this man, who even commands the winds and the waves, and the sea, and they obey Him?”  26And they rowed and came to the country of the Gadri’im, which is on the shore opposite the Galil.  27And when He landed, He was met by a man from the city who had had a demon in him for a long time, and he did not wear clothes and did not live in a house, but in the cemetery.  28When he saw Yeshua, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice, “What have we in common, Yeshua, Ben El Elyon? I beg you not to torment me.”  29For Yeshua commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For it was a long time that he had been possessed and bound with chains and kept in fetters; but he would often break off his bonds and was driven into the desert by the demon.  30Yeshua asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered into him.  31And they besought Him not to command them to go down into the abyss.  32Now there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain; and they besought Him to permit them to attack the swine. And He permitted them.  33Then the demons went out of the man, and they attacked the swine; and that whole herd went straight to the cliff, and fell down into the lake and drowned.  34When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the cities and in the villages.  35And some men went out to see what had happened; and they came to Yeshua and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, dressed and well behaved and sitting at the feet of Yeshua; and they were afraid.  36And those who had seen it told them how the man possessed was healed.  37Then all the people of the Gadri’im besought Him to leave them, because they were seized with a great fear; and Yeshua went up into the boat and returned from there.  38But the man from whom the demons had gone out besought Him to remain with him; but Yeshua dismissed him and said to him, 39“Return to your own house, and declare what Elohim has done for you.” And he went away and declared throughout the city what Yeshua had done for him.

40When Yeshua returned, a large multitude welcomed Him, for they were all expecting Him.  41And a man named Yo’arash, a leader of the Beit K’nesset, fell at the feet of Yeshua and besought Him to enter into his house.  42For he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was near death. And as Yeshua went with him, a large crowd pressed against Him.  43Now a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had spent all her wealth for doctors, could not be healed by anybody.  44She came near Him from behind, and touched the corner of His cloak; and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.  45And Yeshua said, “Who touched me?” And when all of them denied it, Shimon Kefa and those who were with him said to Him, “Rabbeinu, the crowds are troubling you and pressing on you, and yet you say, ‘Who has touched me?’”  46But He said, “Someone has touched me, for I know that power has gone out of me.”  47When the woman saw that she could not deceive Him, she came trembling, and fell down and worshipped Him; and she said in the presence of all the people for what purpose she had touched Him, and how she was healed immediately.  48Yeshua said to her, “Have courage, my daughter; your Emunah has healed you; go in shalom.”  49While He was still talking, there came a man from the house of the leader of the Beit K’nesset, and said to Him, “Your daughter has died, do not trouble the teacher.”  50Yeshua heard it and said to the father of the girl, “Do not be afraid, but only trust, and she will be restored to life.”  51Yeshua came into the house, and He did not allow anyone  to  enter with him except Shimon, Ya’akov, and Yokhanan, and the father and mother of the girl.  52And all of them were weeping and mourning over her; but Yeshua said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead, but asleep.”  53And they laughed at Him, for they knew that she was dead.  54Then He put everybody out, and held her by her hand and called her and said, “Little girl, arise.”  55And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately; and He commanded to give her something to eat.  56And her parents were amazed; but He warned them not to tell any man what had happened.

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