Luka 18 – לוקא יח


1He also spoke to them a mashal, that they should pray always and not get weary.  2“There was a judge in a city, who neither feared Elohim nor regarded men.  3And there was a widow in that city who used to come to him, saying, ‘Avenge me of my accuser.’  4And he would not for a long time; but afterwards he said within himself, ‘Though I am not afraid of Elohim and have no regard for men, 5yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, so that she may not keep coming and annoying me.’”  6Then Adoneinu said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.  7Would not Elohim avenge his chosen ones much more, who call upon Him day and night, and He has patience with them?  8I say to you, He will avenge them promptly. But when Ben HaAdam comes, will He find Emunah on the earth?”

9And He spoke this mashal against the men who relied upon themselves, that they were righteous, and despised every other man: 10“Two men went up to the Heikhal to pray, one a Parush, and the other a tax collector.  11And the Parush stood by himself, and prayed thus: ‘O Elohim, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, extortionists, covetous, adulterers, and not like this tax collector.  12But I fast twice a week, and I give tenth-parts on everything I earn.’  13But the tax collector stood afar off, and he would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but smote his breast, saying, ‘O Elohim, be merciful to me, a sinner.’  14I say to you that this man went down to his house more righteous than the Parush. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled; and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.”

15They brought to Him also little children, that He might touch them; and His Talmidim saw them and rebuked them.  16But Yeshua called them, and said to them, “Permit the children to come to me, and do not stop them; for Malkhut HaShamayim is for those who are like these.  17Truly I say to you, he who will not receive Malkhut HaElohim like a little child will never enter into it.”

18And one of the leaders asked Him, saying, “O good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit Khayei Olam?”  19Yeshua said to him, “Why do you call me good?  There is no one good but one, that is Elohim.  20You know the mitzvot: you shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; honor your father and your mother.”  21He said to him, “All these I have obeyed from my boyhood.”  22When Yeshua heard it, He said to him, “You lack one thing; go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have a treasure in Heaven; and come and follow me.”  23But when he heard these things, he felt sad, because he was very rich.  24And when Yeshua saw that he felt sad, He said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter into Malkhut HaElohim!  25It is easier for a rope to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into Malkhut HaElohim.”  26Those who heard it said to Him, “Who then can be saved?”  27But Yeshua said, “Things impossible to men are possible to Elohim.”  28Shimon Kefa said to him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed you.”  29Yeshua said to him, “Truly I say to you that there is no man who leaves houses, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of Malkhut HaElohim, 30who will not receive many times more at this time, and in the world to come, Khayei Olam.”

31Then Yeshua took the twelve and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Yerushalayim, and all things written by the Nevi’im concerning Ben HaAdam will be fulfilled.  32For He will be delivered to the Goyim, and they will mock Him and spit in His face.  33And they will scourge Him and curse Him and kill Him; and on the third day He will rise again.”  34But they understood not one of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know these things which were spoken to them.

35And when He drew near Yerekho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside and begging.  36And He heard the voice of the people passing, and asked, “Who is this?”  37They said to him, “Yeshua HaNatzri is passing.”  38And he cried, saying, “O Yeshua, Ben David, have mercy on me!”  39And those who were going before Yeshua rebuked him, telling him to keep quiet; but he cried the more, “O, Ben David, have mercy on me!”  40So Yeshua stood still, and commanded them to call him to Him; and as he came near He asked him, 41saying, “What do you wish me to do for you?” He answered, “My Adon, that I may see.”  42And Yeshua said to him, “See; your Emunah has healed you.”  43And he saw immediately, and followed Him, praising Elohim; and all the people who saw it gave praise to Elohim.”

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