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Chapter 35

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 the temple


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 the town.

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 the Lord?”

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 the first.

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 in Jerusalem?

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 found none.

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.”