Yeshua heals ten lepers – In the house of Simon of Bethany – A harlot anoints the
feet of Yeshua – Parable: The Two Debtors – “Daughter, your sins are forgiven you”
– Parable: The Two Different Prayers – Circumstances, not judgment – Parable: Saving
the Barren Fig Tree –Those who will not see – Yeshua foretells the destruction of
1 So leaving the land of Samaria, the Master came again unto Judea, to a village
called Ramah, which lay near unto Jerusalem.
2 And as the Lord drew near, there called unto him from the hillside ten men which
were lepers, standing afar off: for it was not permitted that they should enter into
3 And lifting up their voices, they cried unto the Lord, saying: “Yeshua, son of
David, have mercy on us.”
4 When he heard this, the Lord called unto them and when they were come unto him,
he commanded that they go and show themselves unto the priests; and as they journeyed
unto Jerusalem, behold, they became clean.
5 And one of them which was a Samaritan, when he saw that he was healed of affliction,
rejoiced and jumped about praising and glorifying God.
6 And turning back, he ran again unto Yeshua, and falling down before him, he worshipped
the Lord with much thanksgiving.
7 Now Yeshua, when he saw this, spoke unto the man, saying: “Were there not ten
which were made clean again? Where then are your brethren?
8 Have you gone already unto the priests that they might pronounce you clean before
9 And the man answered him, saying: “What need have I for priests, seeing that by
your word alone I am made clean already?”
10 The Lord answered him, “Arise, my son, and go your way; for your faith has made
you whole.” But the man would not leave from following the Master.
11 When, therefore, the Lord was come again unto Jerusalem, there came unto him
a certain Pharisee whom the Lord had healed, whose name was Simon of Bethany.
12 And he entreated the Lord to come and sup with him, and going in unto Simon’s
house, there were gathered also unto the meal certain rulers of the temple which
were come forth to hear him.
13 And, behold, a woman of the city which was a harlot, when she heard that Yeshua
sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought forth an alabaster box of most
precious and costly oil.
14 And kneeling before the Lord, she wept, and with her tears did wash his feet,
and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissing his feet, she anointed
them before the whole house.
15 But when the Pharisees saw this thing, they were astonished; and one of them
spoke unto Simon, saying: “If this man were truly a prophet, he would know what manner
of woman this is that touches him.”
16 When the Lord heard this, he said: “Simon, I have something to say to you.” Simon
answered him, “Speak, my Lord.”
17 And Yeshua spoke unto him this parable, saying: “There was a certain steward
which had two debtors owing money: for the one owed five hundred pence, and the other
owed but fifty.
18 And when they could not pay, he openly forgave them both the debt. Tell me, therefore,
which of the two debtors will love the steward most?”
19 Simon answered, saying: “I suppose that he which was forgiven the greater debt.”
Yeshua said: “You have rightly answered.”
20 And turning again to the woman, the Lord spoke unto Simon, saying: “What see
you in this woman?” Simon answered: “My Lord, I see in this woman but a harlot only.”
21 And the Lord, laying his hand upon the woman, said: “Simon, when first I entered
into your house, you gave me no water wherein I might wash my feet.
22 But this woman has washed my feet with tears, and has wiped them clean with the
hairs of her head.
23 When first I entered into your house, you gave me no kiss, but this woman has
not ceased from kissing my feet.
24 My head with oil you did not anoint, but this woman has anointed my feet with
a most precious and costly oil.
25 Hear then and understand: for her sins, which are many, are forgiven her, for
she loved much; but you of whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
26 And Yeshua, lifting the woman upon her feet, spoke unto her, saying: “Daughter,
be at peace for you are blessed, and all your sins forgiven you. Go now in peace
and fear not, for your faith has saved you.”
27 When all they which sat at the table heard these things, they protested loudly
against the Lord, saying: “Blasphemer! Who are you that you should forgive another
of sin, or that you should prefer this sinner above us?”
28 And the Lord spoke a parable unto them which thought themselves more righteous
than any other, saying:
29 “There were two men which went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee,
and the other a sinner.
30 And the Pharisee stood and prayed thus to himself, saying: ‘O God, I thank you
that I am not as other men, for they are sinners which keep not the law as I do.
31 For I fast twice a week, and I give tithes of all that I possess; and yet would
I labor harder still for money’s sake, that I might give again unto thee.’
32 But the sinner, standing alone afar off, would not so much as lift his eyes unto
God, but beat upon his bosom weeping: ‘O God, be merciful unto me a sinner.’
33 I tell you truly that the sinner went unto his house more justified of God than
34 For everyone that would seek to praise himself before God, the same shall be
abased; and whosoever shall humble himself before God, the same shall be exalted.”
35 And going from the house, the Master went teaching in the market place; and as
he taught there came unto him certain of the disciples which told him of the Galileans
whose blood Pilate had mingled in their sacrifices at the Passover.
36 The Lord spoke unto the disciples, saying: “Do you suppose that they which perished
were greater sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered this thing?
37 I tell you truly that they were not: but except all Israel repent, to turn again
unto God, even they shall likewise perish.
38 Have you not also heard of the eighteen upon whom the tower of Siloam fell? Will
you think that these which perished were greater sinners than all others which live
39 I tell you truly that they were not: but except they which live in Jerusalem
turn again unto God, even they shall likewise perish.
40 For thus saith the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel: In returning and
rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength: but
you would not.
41 For you know yourselves that if the flesh be corrupted unto death, the whole
body will likewise perish; and when the land is filled with the stench thereof, behold,
the eagles do gather from afar to devour it.
42 Come now and hear this parable: for there was a certain man which planted in
his vineyard a fig tree; and when the season was come, he went seeking fruit but
43 And likewise in the second and third year he also came seeking fruit, but the
tree was barren still.
44 And the man calling unto himself the gardener, spoke, saying: ‘These three years
have I come seeking fruit of this tree, and still it is barren.
45 Go now and cut the tree down and cast it away from me, for why should it burden
the ground seeing that it has brought forth no fruit these many years?’
46 But the gardener entreated the man, saying: ‘Lord, leave the tree in my care
this one year only; and if it bear fruit, you are benefited; but if not, then shall
I cut it down to cast away.’
47 For a judgment am I sent as a light into the world, that they which see not might
see; and that they which see already might be made blind, being without understanding
concerning those things which are come from God.”
48 But some of the Pharisees which were with the Lord in the market place, when
they heard this, spoke, saying: “Will you say that we are they which are blind?”
49 And the Lord answered them, saying: “If you were blind, then would you have no
sin. But you are they which say: we see, therefore, your sins remain in you.”
50 Now as the Lord went passing by the temple, he beheld how it was adorned with
goodly stones and dressed round about with many gifts;
51 And turning to the disciples, he said: “As for these things which you see, I
tell you truly, the day shall come when there shall not be left so much as one stone
which stands upon another that shall not be thrown down upon the ground.
52 And all Jerusalem shall be left desolate and filled with weeping, for her children
shall the wind scatter abroad in the earth as chaff made ready for the fire.”