Matai 9 – מתי ט


1So He went up into the boat, and crossed over and came to His own city.  2And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a quilt-bed; and Yeshua saw their absolute trust, and He said to the paralytic, “Have courage, my son; your sins have been forgiven.”  3Some of the Sofrim said among themselves, “This man blasphemes.”  4But Yeshua knew their thoughts; so He said to them, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?  5For which is easier to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk?’  6But that you might know that Ben HaAdam has authority on earth to forgive sins:” then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your quilt-bed, and go to your home.”  7And he rose up and went to his home.  8But when the crowds saw it, they were frightened, and they glorified Elohim, because He had given such power as this to men. 

9And as Yeshua passed from that place,  He  saw  a man  whose name was Matai sitting in the custom house, and He said to him, “Follow me;” and he got up and went after Him.  10And while they were guests in the house, a great many publicans and sinners came, and they sat as guests with Yeshua and with His Talmidim.  11And when the P’rushim saw it, they said to His Talmidim, “Why does your Rabbi eat with publicans and sinners?”  12But when Yeshua heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well need no doctor, but those who are seriously sick.  13Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire compassion and not sacrifice;’ for I came not to invite righteous men, but sinners.”

 14Then the Talmidim of Yokhanan came up to Him, and said, “Why do we and the P’rushim fast a great deal, and your Talmidim never fast?”  15Yeshua said to them, “Is it possible for those at the wedding feast to fast as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.  16No man puts a new patch on an old garment, so as not to weaken that garment, and make the hole larger.  17Neither do they pour new wine into worn out skins, so as not to rend the skins, and spill the wine, and the wine runs out, and the skins are ruined; but they pour new wine into new skins, and both of them are well preserved.” 

18While He was speaking these things with them, a leader of the Beit K’nesset came near and worshipped Him; and he said, “My daughter has just died, but come and put your hand on her and she will live.”  19And Yeshua and His Talmidim rose up and went with him. 

20And behold, a woman who had had the hemorrhage for twelve years came up from behind Him, and she touched the wing of His cloak [tzit-tzit]; 21for she was saying to herself, “If I can only touch His garment, I will be healed.” 22And Yeshua turned around and saw her and said to her, “Have courage, my daughter, your Emunah has healed you;” and the woman was healed in that very hour. 

23So Yeshua arrived at the house of the Beit K’nesset leader and saw the mourners and the clamorous crowds.  24And He said to them, “That is enough; for the little girl is not dead, but she is asleep;” and they laughed at Him.  25But when He had put the people out, He went in and held her by her hand, and the little girl got up.  26And this news spread all over that country. 

27And as Yeshua passed from there, He was delayed by two blind men, who were crying out and saying, “Have mercy on us, O Ben David.”  28And when He came into the house, the same blind men came up to Him. Yeshua said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Adoneinu.”  29Then He touched their eyes and said “Let it be to you according to your Emunah.”  30And immediately their eyes were opened; and Yeshua charged them and said, “See that no one knows it.”  31But they went out and spread the news all over that country.  

32And when Yeshua went out, they brought to Him a mute who had a demon in him.  33And as soon as he was restored, the mute spoke, and the people were amazed and said, “Such a thing has never been seen in Yisra’el.”  34But the P’rushim said, “He is casting out demons by the help of the prince of demons.”  35And Yeshua travelled in all the cities and villages, teaching in their Beit K’nessets, and declaring B’sorat HaMalkhut, and healing every kind of sickness and disease. 

36When Yeshua saw the multitudes, He had mercy on them, because they were tired out and scattered, like sheep which have no shepherd. 37So He said to His Talmidim, “The harvest is great, and the laborers are few; 38therefore urge the owner of the harvest to bring more laborers to his harvest.”

אוַיֵּרֶד בָּאֳנִיָּה וַיַּעֲבֹר וַיָּבֹא אֶל עִירוֹ. בוְהִנֵּה הֵם מְבִיאִים אֵלָיו מְשֻׁתָּק וְהוּא מֻשְׁכָּב עַל הַמִּטָּה וַיְהִי כִּרְאוֹת יֵשׁוּעַ אֶת אֱמוּנָתָם וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל מְשֻׁתָּק הִתְעוֹדֵד בְּנִי נִסְלְחוּ לְךָ חַטֹּאתֶיךָ. גוְהִנֵּה אֲנָשִׁים מִן הַסּוֹפְרִים אָמְרוּ בִלְבָבָם מְגַדֵּף הוּא. דוְיֵשׁוּעַ רָאָה אֶת מַחְשְׁבֹתָם וַיֹּאמַר לָמָּה תַחְשְׁבוּ רָעָה בִּלְבַבְכֶם. הכִּי מָה הַנָּקֵל הֶאָמֹר נִסְלְחוּ לְךָ חַטֹּאתֶיךָ אִם אָמֹר קוּם הִתְהַלֵּךְ? ואַךְ לְמַעַן תֵּדְעוּן כִּי בֶן הָאָדָם יֶשׁ לוֹ הַסַּמְכוּת בָּאָרֶץ לִסְלֹחַ לַחֲטָאִים וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל מְשֻׁתָּק קוּם שָׂא אֶת מִטָּתְךָ וְלֶךְ לְךָ אֶל בֵּיתֶך. זוַיָּקָם וַיֵּלֶךְ לְבֵיתוֹ. חוַהֲמוֹן הָעָם רָאוּ וַיִּשְׁתּוֹמֲמוּ וַיְשַׁבְּחוּ אֶת הָאֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר נָתַן סַמְכוּת  כָּזֶה לִבְנֵי אָדָם.

טוַיְהִי בַּעֲבֹר יֵשׁוּעַ מִשָׁם וַיַּרְא אִישׁ יֹשֵׁב בְּבֵית הַמֶּכֶס וּשְׁמוֹ מַתָּי וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו בּוֹא אַחֲרָי וַיָּקָם וְהָלַךְ אַחֲרָיו. יוַיְהִי בַּהֲסִבּוֹ בְּבֵיתוֹ וְהִנֵּה מוֹכְסִים וְחַטָּאִים רַבִּים בָּאוּ וַיָּסֵבּוּ עִם יֵשׁוּעַ וְתַלְמִידָיו. יאוַיִּרְאוּ הַפְּרוּשִׁים וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֶל תַּלְמִידָיו מַדּוּעַ יֹאכַל רַבְּכֶם עִם הַמּוֹכְסִים וְהַחַטָּאִים? יבוַיִּשְׁמַע יֵשׁוּעַ וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם הַבְּרִיאִים אֵינָם צְרִיכִים לְרֹפֵא כִּי אִם הַחוֹלִים מְאֹד. יגוְאַתֶּם צְאוּ וְלִמְדוּ מָה הוּא שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר חֶסֶד חָפַצְתִּי וְלֹא זָבַח כִּי לֹא בָאתִי לִקְרֹא אֶת הַצַּדִּיקִים כִּי אִם אֶת הַחַטָּאִים.

ידוַיִּגְּשׁוּ אֵלָיו תַּלְמִידֵי יוֹחָנָן וַיֹּאמְרוּ מַדּוּעַ אֲנַחְנוּ וְהַפְּרוּשִׁים צָמִים הַרְבֵּה וְתַלְמִידֶיךָ אֵינָם צָמִים? טווַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם יֵשׁוּעַ אֵיךְ יוּכְלוּ בְּנֵי הַחֻפָּה לָצוּם בְּעוֹד הֶחָתָן עִמָּהֶם? הִנֵּה יָמִים בָּאִים וְלֻקַּח מֵאִתָּם הֶחָתָן וְאָז יָצוּמוּ. טזאֵין אָדָם מֵשִׂים טְלַאי חָדָשׁ עַל בֶּגֶד בָּלוּי כִּי יִנָּתֵק הַטְּלַאי מִן הַבֶּגֶד וְיִתְרַחֵב הַקֶּרַע. יזוְאֵין נוֹתְנִים יַיִן חָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת בְּלוּיִים פֶּן יִבָּקְעוּ הַנֹּאדוֹת וְהַיַּיִן יִשָׁפֵךְ וְהַנֹּאדוֹת יֹאבֵדוּ אֲבָל נוֹתְנִים אֶת הַיַּיִן הֶחָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת חֲדָשִׁים וּשְׁנֵיהֶם יַחְדָּו יִשָׁמֵרוּ. 

יחוַיְהִי הוּא מְדַבֵּר אֲלֵיהֶם אֶת הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה וְהִנֵּה אַחַד הַשָּׂרִים בָּא הִשְׁתַּחֲוָה לוֹ וַיֹּאמַר עַתָּה זֶה מֵתָה בִתִּי בֹּא נָא וְשִׂים אֶת יָדְךָ עָלֶיהָ וְתִחְיֶה. יטוַיָּקָם יֵשׁוּעַ וַיֵּלֶךְ אַחֲרָיו הוּא וְתַלְמִידָיו. 

כוְהִנֵּה אִשָׁה זָבַת דָּם שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה נִגְּשָׁה מֵאַחֲרָיו וַתִּגַּע בִּכְנַף בִּגְדוֹ. כאכִּי אָמְרָה בְּלִבָּהּ רַק אִם אֶגַּע בְּבִגְדוֹ אֶרָפֵא. כבוַיִּפֶן יֵשׁוּעַ וַיַּרְא אוֹתָהּ וַיֹּאמַר הִתְעוֹדְדִי בִתִּי אֱמוּנָתֵךְ הֶחֶיְתָה לָּךְ וְנִרְפְּאָה הָאִשָׁה מִן הַשָׁעָה הַהִיא. 

כגוַיָּבֹא יֵשׁוּעַ אֶל בֵּית הַשָּׂר וַיַּרְא אֶת הַמְחַלֲלִים בַּחֲלִילִים וְאֶת הָעָם הַהוֹמֶה וַיֹּאמַר, כדצְאוּ מִפֹּה כִּי לֹא מֵתָה הַיַּלְדָּה אַךְ יְשֵׁנָה הִיא אַךְ הֵם צָחֲקוּ לוֹ. כהוַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר הוֹצִיאוּ אֶת הָעָם מִשָׁם וַיָּבֹא הַבַּיְתָה וַיֹּאחֶז בְּיָדָהּ וַתָּקָם הַנַּעֲרָה. כווַתֵּצֵא הַשְׁמוּעָה הַזֹּאת בְּכָל הָאָרֶץ הַהִיא.

כזוַיַּעֲבֹר יֵשׁוּעַ מִשָׁם וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו שְׁנֵי אֲנָשִׁים עִוְרִים וְהֵמָּה צֹעֲקִים וְאֹמְרִים רַחֵם עָלֵינוּ בֶּן דָּוִד. כחוּכְבוֹאוֹ הַבַּיְתָה נִגְּשׁוּ אֵלָיו הַעִוְרִים וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם יֵשׁוּעַ הֲמַאֲמִינִים אַתֶּם כִּי יֵשׁ לְאֵל יָדִי לַעֲשׂוֹת זֹאת? וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו הֵן אֲדֹנֵינוּ. כטוַיִּגַּע בְּעֵינֵיהֶם וַיֹּאמַר יְהִי לָכֶם כֶּאֱמוּנַתְכֶם. לוַתִּפָּקַחְנָה עֵינֵיהֶם וַיִּגְעַר בָּם יֵשׁוּעַ וַיֹּאמַר רְאוּ פֶּן יִוָּדַע לְאִישׁ. לאוְהֵמָּה בְּצֵאתָם הִשְׁמִיעוּ אֶת שָׁמְעוֹ בְּכָל הָאָרֶץ הַהִיא. 

לבוְכַאֲשֶׁר יָצָא יֵשׁוּעַ וְהִנֵּה הֵבִיאוּ אֵלָיו אִישׁ אִלֵּם אֲחוּז שֵׁד. לגוַיְגָרֶשׁ אֶת הַשֵׁד וְהָאִלֵּם הֵחֵל לְדַבֵּר וַיִּתְמַהּ הֲמוֹן הָאֲנָשִׁים וַיֹּאמְרוּ מֵעוֹלָם לֹא נִרְאֲתָה כָזֹאת בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל. לדוְהַפְּרוּשִׁים אָמְרוּ עַל יְדֵי רֹאשׁ הַשֵּׁדִים מְגָרֵשׁ הוּא שֵׁדִים. להוַיָּסָב יֵשׁוּעַ בְּכָל הֶעָרִים וְהַכְּפָרִים וַיְלַמֵּד בְּבָתֵּי כְּנֵסִיּוֹתֵיהֶם וַיְבַשֵּׂר בְּשׂוֹרַת הַמַּלְכוּת וַיְרַפֵּא אֶת כָּל הַמַּחֲלוֹת וְאֶת כָּל הַכְּאֵבִים. 

לוכְּשֶׁרָאָה יֵשׁוּעַ אֶת הַהֲמוֹנִים, רִחֵם עֲלֵיהֶם; כִּי הָיוּ יְגֵעִים וְנִדָּחִים כְּצֹאן אֲשֶׁר אֵין לָהֶם רוֹעֶה. לזאָז יְדַבֵּר לְתַלְמִידָיו וַיֹּאמַר רַב הַקָּצִיר וְהַפֹּעֲלִים מְעַטִּים. לחלָכֵן הִתְחַנֲנוּ אֶל בַּעַל הַקָּצִיר לִשְׁלֹחַ פֹּעֲלִים לִקְצִירוֹ.