1Then Yeshua called His twelve and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases. 2And He sent them out to declare Malkhut HaElohim, and to heal the sick. 3And He said to them, “Do not take anything for the journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money, nor have two shirts. 4And into whatever house you enter, remain there, and depart from there. 5And whoever will not welcome you, when you leave that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.” 6And the Shlikhim went out, and traveled in villages and cities, declaring hope and healing everywhere. 7Now Herodus the tetrarch heard of all that was done by His hand; and he was amazed, because some men said that Yokhanan has risen from the dead. 8But others, that Eli-Yahu has appeared; and others, that one of the old Nevi’im has risen. 9So Herodus said, “I have beheaded Yokhanan; but who is this one concerning whom I hear these things?” And he wanted to see Him.
10When the Shlikhim returned, they told Yeshua everything which they had done. And He took them all alone to a lonely place in Beit Tza’ida. 11When the people found it out, they went after Him; and He received them, and spoke to them concerning Malkhut HaElohim, and He healed those who were in need of healing. 12And when the day began to wane, His Talmidim came up and said to Him, “Dismiss the people, that they may go to the villages around us and to the farms, to lodge there and find food for themselves, because we are in a remote place.” 13Yeshua said to them, “You give them to eat.” But they said, “We do not have more than five loaves of bread and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.” 14For there were about five thousand men. Yeshua said to them, “Make them sit down in groups, fifty men in each group.” 15The Talmidim did so, making them all sit down. 16And Yeshua took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, and looked up to Heaven and blessed them, and broke and gave them to His Talmidim to set before the people. 17And they all ate and were filled; and they took up fragments of what was left over, twelve baskets.
18As He prayed by Himself, His Talmidim were with Him; then He asked them and said, “What do the people say concerning me, who I am?” 19They answered and said to Him, “Yokhanan HaMatbil; and others, Eli-Yahu; and others that one of the old Nevi’im has risen.” 20He said to them, “But you, who do you say that I am?” Shimon answered and said, “The Mashi’akh of Elohim.” 21But He cautioned them, and warned them not to say this to anyone. 22And He said to them, “Ben HaAdam must suffer a great many things, and He will be rejected by the elders, and the chief Kohanim, and the Sofrim, and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will rise.” 23Then He said in the presence of everyone, “He who wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his stake every day, and follow me. 24For he who wishes to save his life shall lose it; but he who loses his life for my sake shall save it. 25For how can a man be benefited, if he gains the whole world, but loses his own nefesh, or even destroys it? 26For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, Ben HaAdam will be ashamed of him when He comes with the glory of His Father, accompanied by His Kadosh Malakhim. 27I tell you the truth, that there are men who stand here who will not taste death until they see Malkhut HaElohim.”
28And it came to pass about eight days after these words, Yeshua took Shimon, Ya’akov, and Yokhanan, and went up into a mountain to pray. 29And while He prayed, the appearance of His face was changed and his clothes became white and brilliant. 30And behold, two men were speaking with Him, Moshe and Eli-Yahu, 31who appeared in glory and spoke concerning His departure which was to end at Yerushalayim. 32And Shimon and those who were with Him were heavy with sleep; and when they awoke they saw His glory, and the two men who stood with Him. 33And when they began to leave Him, Shimon said to Yeshua, “Rabbi, it is better for us to remain here; and let us make three sukkot, one for you, one for Moshe, and one for Eli-Yahu;” but he did not know what he was saying. 34And when he had said these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them; and they were frightened when they saw Moshe and Eli-Yahu enter into the cloud. 35And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Ben HaAhuv; hear Him.” 36And when the voice was heard, they found Yeshua alone. And they kept silent, and in those days they did not tell any man what they saw.
37And it came to pass the next day, as they came down from the mountain, they were met by many people. 38And one of the men of that crowd cried out and said, “O Teacher, I beg you to have mercy on me. I have an only son, 39and a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out and gnashes his teeth and foams; and it hardly leaves him when it has tormented him. 40And I besought your Talmidim to cast it out, and they could not.” 41Yeshua answered, saying, “O crooked and faithless generation, how long will I be with you and declare to you? Bring your son here.” 42And as he brought him, the demon attacked him and convulsed him. And Yeshua rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him to his father.
43And they were all amazed at the greatness of Elohim. And while every man wondered at everything which Yeshua did, He said to His Talmidim, 44“Treasure these words in your ears; for Ben HaAdam will be delivered into the hands of men.” 45But they did not understand this word, because it was hidden from them so that they might not know it; and they were afraid to ask Him concerning this word. 46Then a reasoning entered into their minds as to who was the greatest among them. 47But Yeshua knew the reasoning of their hearts, and He took a boy and made him stand by Him. 48And He said to them, “Everyone who receives a little child like this one in my Name, receives me; and he who receives me receives Him who sent me; for whoever is least among you, he will be great.” 49And Yokhanan answered, saying, “Adoneinu, we saw a man casting out demons in your Name; and we forbade him, because he did not come with us as your follower.” 50Yeshua said to them, “Do not forbid; for he who is not against you is for you.”
51And it happened when the days to go up on His journey were fulfilled, He set his face to go to Yerushalayim. 52So He sent messengers ahead of Him; and they went away and entered into a village of the Shomronim to prepare for Him. 53But they did not receive Him, because His face was set to go straight to Yerushalayim. 54When His Talmidim Ya’akov and Yokhanan saw it, they said to Him, “Adoneinu, would you be willing that we command fire to come down from Heaven and consume them, just as Eli-Yahu did?” 55He turned and rebuked them, saying, “You do not know of what spirit you are. 56For Ben HaAdam did not come to destroy nefeshot, but to bring them life.” And they went to another village.
57And while they were on the journey, a man said to Him, “My Adon, I will follow you wherever you go.” 58Yeshua said to him, “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air a shelter; but Ben HaAdam has no place even to lay his head.” 59He said to another, “Follow me,” but he said to Him, “My Adon, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 60Yeshua said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but you, go and declare Malkhut HaElohim.” 61Another one said to Him, “I will follow you, My Adon; but permit me first to entrust my household to someone, and then come.” 62Yeshua said to him, “No man who puts his hand on the plough handle and looks back is fit for Malkhut HaElohim.”
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