Friday, November 30, 2012

Yeshua’s Kin-dom of Heaven, Chapter 18

[Mk15:42-47:34-36xCS] 42 It was Friday (the day of Preparations), the Day-Before-Shabbat. 43 So as evening approached, Yosef of Arimathaia, a Pharisee and a prominent member of the council, who was himself waiting  for the Kin-dom of Heaven, went boldly to Pilatus and asked for Yeshua’s’ body.  44 Pilatus marveled if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead long. 45 When he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Yosef,  but only after receiving a large bribe. (As a final insult most crucified criminals were thrown on a trash heap for the vultures.)  

46 So Yosef bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock.  Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 Miryam of Magdala and some of the other women students saw where he was laid. There was no time to properly finish preparing the body for burial so they would have to return the first day of the week to do so.

[Jn20:1-1,11-18] [Song3:3-4] 1 Now on the first day of the week, Miryam Magdala went early, while it was still dark, to the tomb, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb. 11 Miryam was standing outside at the tomb weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb, 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Yeshua had lain.
 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Love, and I don’t know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Yeshua standing, and didn’t know that it was Yeshua.

15 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?”

She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”

16 Yeshua said to her, “Miryam.”

She turned and said to him, “Rabboni!”
[Song3:4]  She held him, and would not let him go.

17 Yeshua said to her, “Don’t hold me, for I haven’t yet ascended to my Father;
but go to my sisters and brothers, and tell them,
‘I have been raised by my Mother and your Mother,
by my Holy Spirit and your Holy Spirit;
and now I am ascending to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.’
But Miryam know this, there is only One, the Spirit-God,
who is Adonai-Shekhinah, the Mother-Father.”

18 Miryam Magdalene came and told the students that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

[Jn20:3-8,10] 3 Therefore Kefa, Toma and Filippos went out, and they went toward the tomb. 4 They all ran together. Toma and Filippos outran Peter, and came to the tomb first. 5 Stooping and looking in, they saw the linen cloths lying, yet they didn’t enter in. 6 Then Shimon Kefa came, following them, and entered into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying, 7 and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So then Toma and Filippos who came first to the tomb also entered in, and they saw and trusted. 10 So the students went away again to their own homes.

19 When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were locked where the students were assembled, for fear of the Sadducees and Romans, Yeshua came and stood in the middle, and said to them, “Peace be to you.”

20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Mashiah.

[Acts of John 94-101xCS] Then Yeshua said,
“Let us sing a hymn to the Father and Mother of us all and dance in joy before them”
He told the students to form a circle, holding each other‘s hands,
And he stood in the middle and said,
“Answer ‘Amen’ to me.”
And Yeshua began singing a hymn:

“Glory be to you, Mother and Father,
(The students circled round him and answered him), ―Amen!

Glory be to you, Adonai,
Glory be to you, Shekhinah–Amen!

Glory be to you, Holy Spirit,
Glory be to you Hokmah (Wisdom),
Glory be to you, Holy One –Amen!

We praise you, Father and Mother:
We thank you, Light: In whom no darkness dwells –Amen!

I am the bread of life [Jn6:35, 41, 48, 51], come, break and eat me. –Amen!
I am the true vine [Jn15:1, 5] and you are the branches . –Amen!
I am the light of the world [Jn8:12], come, see by me. –Amen!
I am the door of the sheep [Jn10:7, 9], come, enter by me. . –Amen!
I am the good shepherd [Jn10:11, 14], come, follow my voice.  –Amen!
I am the way, truth, and life [Jn14:6], come, walk in me and know truth. –Amen!
I am the resurrection and life [Jn11:25] come, be raised and live with me. –Amen!

The earth and the moon sing praises with us. –Amen!
The stars in the heavens dance on high. –Amen!

Come, blessed of my Parents, inherit the Kin-dom prepared for you. –Amen!
I was hungry, and you gave me food. –Amen!
I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. –Amen!
I was a stranger, and you took me in. –Amen!
I was naked, and you clothed me. –Amen!
I was sick, and you visited me. –Amen!
I was in prison, and you came to me. –Amen!

Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one
of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me. –Amen!

Say again to me,
Glory be to you, Mother and Father,
Glory be to you Adonai,
Glory be to you, Shekhinah,
Glory be to you, Holy One, -Amen!

33 When he had finished the dance
he said to his students,
“Peace be with you.
Receive my peace unto yourselves.

[Jn20:22xCS] He breathed on them,
and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit!

12  Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me,
the works that I do, he will do also;
and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
13  Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14  If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.
15  If you love me, keep my commandments.
16  I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, 
that she may be with you forever,—
17  the Spirit of truth, whom the world can’t receive;
for it doesn’t see her, neither knows her.
You know her, for she lives with you, and will be in you.
18  I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

34 Beware that no one leads you astray
saying ‘Look here or look there!’
For the Holy Spirit is within you.
35 Follow after her!
36 Those who follow her will find me, the Human Child.
37 Go then and preach the gospel of the Kin-dom.
38 Do not lay down any rules beyond what I appointed you,
and do not give a law like the lawgiver lest you be constrained by it.
[Jn20:23] If you forgive anyone’s sins, they have been forgiven them.
If you retain anyone’s sins, they have been retained.”

He then said to them again, “Peace be to you.
As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.”

[Mm4:39] When he said this he departed.

[Mm5:1-4] 1 But they were grieved. They wept greatly, saying, “How shall we go to the Jews and Gentiles and preach the gospel of the Human Child?  If they did not spare him, how will they spare us?”
2 Then Miryam of Magdala stood up,
greeted them all,
kissing them gently on the forehead,
and said to her brothers and sisters,
“Do not weep and do not grieve nor be irresolute,
for his grace will be entirely with you and will protect you.
3 But rather, let us praise his greatness,
for he has prepared us and made us truly human.”
4 When Miryam said this, she turned their hearts to the good,
and they began to discuss the words of the Human Child.

[Mm9:3-4,6-10xCS] 3 Kefa answered and spoke concerning these same things.

4 He questioned them about the Mashiah: “Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us?”

6 Mattai answered and said to Kefa, “Kefa you have always been hot tempered. 7 Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries.”

“8 But if the Mashiah made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely the Mashiah knows her very well.”

“9 That is why He loved her more than us. Rather let us be ashamed and put on the perfect Man, and separate as He commanded us and preach the gospel, not laying down any other rule or other law beyond what the Mashiah said.”

10 And when they heard this they began to go forth to proclaim and to preach

Yeshua’s Kin-dom of Heaven, Chapter 17

[CS17:1-7] 1 So they bound Yeshua, led him away and handed him over to Pontius Pilatus. 2 On the way the Sadducees, chief priests and elders who were against him reviewed their plans. 3 They presented him to Pilatus and accused  him of many things. 4 They said he was guilty of sedition for preaching that he was the King of the Jews  and that he would reign over a restored Kingdom of Yisrael to rival Caesars. 5 They told Pilatus how Yeshua had been caught desecrating the sacrifice for Caesar that very day, which was an act of insurrection.

6 Pilatus said to Yeshua, “The penalty is death if you are found guilty of these charges. Do you have anything to say for yourself?”

7 Yeshua answered, “Most certainly I tell you, Pontius Pilatus, governor of Yehuda.
‘13 I stand up to accuse you! I stand to judge you Pilatus!
14 I will declare my judgment against you and your officers:
“It is you who have eaten up the vineyard.
The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean that you crush my people,
and grind the faces of the poor?!’”

[CS17:8-10] 8  When Pilatus heard this he was outraged. 9 He had Yeshua flogged and handed him over to be executed by crucifixion. 10 It was the day before the Passover and two days before the Shabbat.

[Mk15:16-23xCS] 16 The soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they called together the whole cohort. As was the custom for insurrectionists they dressed him as if he was an emperor since he dared challenge Caesar, then they mocked and tormented him. 17 They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 They began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him. 20 When they had mocked him, they took the purple off of him, and put his own garments on him. They led him out to crucify him at dawn. 21 They compelled to bear his execution stake. 22 They brought him to the place called Gulgulta (Golgotha), which means “The place of a skull.” 23 They offered him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but he didn’t take it.

[Mk15:24,26-27,29-35] 24 Crucifying him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots on them, what each should take. 26 The superscription of his accusation was written over him, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 27 With him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.

29 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You saved others, 30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!”

31 Likewise, also the chief priests mocking among themselves with the scribes said, “He saved others. He can’t save himself. 32 Let the Mashiah, the King of Yisrael, now come down from the cross, that we may see and trust him.”  Those who were crucified with him also insulted him.

[Mk15:40-41] 40 Watching from a distance were Miryam of Magdala, Shlomit the mother of Yaakov and Yohanan; Miryam the mother of Yohanan the younger and Yoses; 41 and many of the other women who had come up with him from the Galil to Yerushalayim.  

[CS17:11]  However, the twelve men students seeing him being lead out to be crucified became terrified and ran off to hide in a cave on the Har HaZeitim,.

[Jn19:25]  Then Yeshua’s mother, and his mother’s sister arrived, and Miryam of Magdala, who was his companion and the student he loved most, went to the base of the cross with them. 26 Therefore when Yeshua saw his mother, and the student whom he loved most standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your daughter!” 27 Then he said to his beloved companion, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour, Miryam of Magdala took her to her own home.

[Mk15:33-35xCS]  33 It was the day before the Passover Shabbat and 34 at three in the afternoon Yeshua cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is, Aramaic for, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, “Behold, he is calling Eliyahu.”

[CS17.13-14] 13 Miryam of Magdala cried out, “No! He’s praying the Psalm!” 14 And she continued the Psalm to finish it for him because he was too weak to do so himself and the other women joined her:

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
2 My Mother, I cry in the daytime, but you don’t answer;
in the night season, and am not silent.

3 But you are the Holy One,
you who inhabit the praises of Yisrael.
4 Our ancestors trusted in you.
They trusted, and you delivered them.
5 They cried to you, and were delivered.
They trusted in you, and were not disappointed.

7 All those who see me mock me.
They insult me with their lips.
They shake their heads, saying,
8 “He trusts in the Holy One;
let her deliver him.
Let Shekhinah rescue him,
since she delights in him.”

9 But you brought me out of the womb.
You made me trust at my mother’s breasts.
10 I was thrown on you from my mother’s womb.
You are my God since my mother bore me.

11 Don’t be far from me, for trouble is near.
For there is no one to help.

19 Don’t be far off, Shekhinah.
You are my help: hurry to help me.

22 I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters.
Among the assembly, I will praise you.
24 For Shekhinah has not despised
nor abhorred the suffering of the afflicted,
Neither has she hidden her face from him;
but when he cried to her she heard.

[CS17.15] Not long after they had finished the psalm, Yeshua breathed his last with a loud cry.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yeshua’s Kin-dom of Heaven, Chapter 16

[CS16:1-3] 1 Then Yeshua went into the Holy Place of the Temple where the sacrifices are offered, followed by his students and a large crowd. The Sadducees entered after him in stealth hoping to trap him in something.

2 Ever since the time of Herod the Great (74-1 BCE), the chief priests had been offering sacrifices for Caesar and the Roman people twice a day. 3 Yeshua walked in to the sacrifice for Caesar and began to destroy the sacrifice saying to them,
“Have you not read the Psalm:
[Ps78.58-59xCS] 58 ‘For they provoked him to anger and moved him to jealousy with their engraved images. 59 When Adonai heard this, he was angry, and greatly abhorred Israel!'

[CS16:4-7] 4 The Sadducees who witnessed this were delighted because they had caught Yeshua in an act of treason and could present him to Pilatus for execution. 5 However, they stopped the Temple guard from arresting him at that time because they feared the crowds who followed him. 6 So they said, “We will wait and arrest him tonight when he is alone with his students.” 7 Yeshua overheard them say this as he was leaving and he knew his time had come.

[Mk14:10-11xCS] 10 Then one of crowd that followed Yeshua, no one knows who he was, went to the Sadducees to betray him to them. They were delighted to hear this and later it was said they promised to give him money. 11 So he agreed to lead them to him that night and to hand him over.

[Mk14:17-26xCS] 17 When it was evening Yeshua came with the seven women and twelve men students to an upper room. 18 That evening while they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Most certainly I tell you, my hour has come. 19 Tonight I will be delivered over to the Sadducees and the Romans. 20 The Sadducees will accuse me of being a rebel and hand me over to the Roman governor for execution.”

21 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean this Rabbi?”

22 While they were eating, Yeshua took bread, and said, "Blessed are you, O Adonai our Father, God of the universe, who has brought forth bread from the earth."  When he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his students, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”

23 Then he took a cup, and said, “Blessed are you, O Shekhinah our Mother, Holy Spirit of all creation, who has brought forth the fruit of the vine.”  When he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 “This is my blood which is poured out for all to enter the Kin-dom,” he said to them.

25 “Most certainly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kin-dom of Heaven. Do this to remember me until that day.”

[Jn13:4-5,12-17xCS] 4 After they had broken bread Yeshua arose from supper, and laid aside his outer garments  He took a towel, and wrapped the towel around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the students’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 12 So when he had washed their feet, put his outer garment back on, and sat down again, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me, ‘Rabbi’ and ‘Master.’  You say so correctly, for so I am. 14 If I then, the Master and the Rabbi, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Most certainly I tell you, a servant is not greater than their master, neither one who is sent greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, I say Adonai’s favor is with you if you do them.

When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Har HaZeitim.

[Mk14:32–42xCS] 32 They came to a place which was named Gat Shmanim (Gethsemane). He said to his students, “Sit here, while I pray.” 33 He took with him Kefa, Toma and Miryam of Magdala, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed. 34 He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch.”

35 He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36 He said, “Abba*,Father , all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire.” *(“Daddy”)

37 He came and found the men sleeping, but Miryam of Magdala was still awake and watching. 38 He told her, “Miryam you alone have been faithful and stayed awake with me. Watch and pray, that you and the others may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

39 Again he went away, and prayed. “Ima*, Mother,” he said “you can accomplish all things. Protect me from the dogs that come to encircle me. Yet if it must be, give me the strength to endure the trial.”  *(“Mommy”)

40 Again he returned, and found only Miryam awake. 41 He came the third time, and said to Kefa and Toma, “Wake up now, you’ve had your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, I am betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand.”

[Mk14:43-50xCS] 43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, his betrayer, one of the larger group that followed him, came—and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the Sadducees, and the elders.

44 Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely.” 45 When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, “Rabbi! Rabbi!” and kissed him. 46 They laid their hands on him, and seized him. 47 But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

[Lk22:51]  But Yeshua answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

[Mk14:48-50xCS] 48 Then he said, “Have you come out, as against a rebel leader, with swords and clubs to seize me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn’t arrest me.”

50 Then the twelve left him, and fled;. However, the seven led by Miryam of  Magdala protested  his arrest; but Yeshua told them they could do nothing to save him and to keep themselves at a safe distance.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yeshua’s Kin-dom of Heaven, Chapter 15

[Mk13:3] As he sat on the Har HaZeitim opposite the Temple, Kefa, Filippos, Toma, Shoshanah, and Mariamne asked him privately,
[Tm18:1-4] 1 "Tell us how our end will be."
2 Yeshua said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? 
3 For where the beginning is, there will the end be.
4 I say Adonai’s favor is upon the one who will take their place in the beginning; they will know the end and will not experience death."

[Tm113:1-4] 1 They again questioned him, "When will the Kin-dom come?"
2 He answered them, "It will not come by waiting for it.
3 It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.'
4 Rather, the Kin-dom of Heaven is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it."

[Tm52:1-2] 1 They said to him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Yisrael, and all of them spoke in you." 
2 He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken only of the dead.
[Tm38:1-2] 1 Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from.
2 There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me.
[Tm59] Take heed of the living one while you are alive, lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so."

[Mk14:1-2] 1 It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him.
2 For they said, “Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people.”

[CS] That day as was his practice Yeshua went and taught in the Temple portico were all the people could be present and listen—   men, women, children and even Gentiles.
Someone asked Yeshua, “How should we fast?”
He said, “As it is written in Yeshayahu where Adonai says:
[ Is58:6-8]  
‘What will you call a fast,
and an acceptable day to Adonai?
6 “Isn’t this the fast that I have chosen:
to release the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and that you break every yoke?
7 Isn’t it to distribute your bread to the hungry,
and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house?
When you see the naked,
that you cover them;
and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then your light will break out as the morning,
and your healing will appear quickly;
then your righteousness shall go before you;
and Shekhinah’s glory will be your rear guard. ’’

[CS] “This is the fast that Adonai desires. Do this and you fulfill all the obligations of the Torah.”  
2 Then he added, “If the Sadducees who control the Temple treasury were to follow this there would be much rejoicing among the poor, the widows and the orphans of Yisrael.”  
3 The Sadducees standing nearby heard this, grew angry and began hurling insults at him.

[Mk11:15-18] 15 Then Yeshua entered into the Temple, and began to throw out those who sold and those who bought in the Temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who sold the doves.
16 He would not allow anyone to carry a container through the Temple.
17 He taught, saying to them, “Isn’t it written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations?’ But you have made it a den of robbers!”
18 The Sadducees heard it, and sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.

[Mk11:27-31] 27  As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders came to him,  
28 and they began saying to him, “By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?”
29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.  
30 The baptism of John—was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me.”
31 They reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we should say, ‘From heaven;’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’  
32 If we should say, ‘From men’”—they feared the people, for all held John to really be a prophet.  
33 They answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” 
Jesus said to them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

[Mt23:29,33xCS]  Then Yeshua said to them,
“Damn you, Sadducees! You snakes! You brood of vipers!
How will you escape being condemned to Gei Hinnom? 
1 You who help Pontius Pilatus enact unrighteous and oppressive decrees;
2 to deprive the needy from justice,
and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their plunder, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
3 What will you do in the day of visitation,
and in the desolation which will come from afar?
To whom will you flee for help?
Where will you leave your wealth;
4 so as not to squat down among the prisoners,
and fall under the slain?
“Damn you, Sadducees!
For all this Shekhinah’s anger is not turned away,
her hand is still stretched out to strike.
9b ‘But even you Sadducees- even you!—
“If you take away from among you the yoke,
finger pointing,
and speaking wickedly;
10a and if you pour out your soul to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted soul:
9a Then you will call, and Shekhinah will answer;
you will cry for help, and she will say, ‘Here I am.’

[Lk11:53-54xCS] 53 When Yeshua went outside, the Sadducees began to be terribly angry, and to draw many things out of him;
54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Yeshua’s Kin-dom of Heaven, Chapter 14

[Mk11:1] 1 When they came near to Yerushalayim, to Beit Pagey (Bethphage) and Beit Aniyah (Bethany), at the Har HaZeitim (Mount of Olives),
[Lk10.25-37xCS] 25 Behold, a certain lawyer of the Torah stood up and tested him, saying, “Rabbi, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”
27 He answered, “You shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind;
28 He said to him, “You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live.”
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Yeshua, “Who is my neighbor?”
30 Yeshua answered, “A certain Jew was going down from Yerushalayim to Yeriho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 In the same way a Sadducee also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Arab Palestinian (Samaritan), as she traveled, came where he was. When she saw him, she was moved with compassion,
34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. She set him on her own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 On the next day, when she departed, she took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to him, ‘Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.’
36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?”
37 He said, “She who showed mercy on him.” Then Yeshua said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

[Mk12:13-34,38-40xCS] 13 They sent some of the Sadducees and of the Herodians (who collaborated with the Roman occupiers) to Yeshua, that they might trap him with words. 14 When they had come, they asked him, “Rabbi, we know that you are honest, and don’t defer to anyone; for you aren’t partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of Adonai. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?”
But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, “Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it.”
16 They brought it. He said to them, “Whose is this image and inscription?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.”
17 Yeshua answered them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to Adonai the things that are Adonai’s.” They marveled greatly at him.

18 There came to him Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection. They asked him, saying,
19 “Rabbi, Moshe wrote to us, ‘If a man’s brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.’
20 There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.
21 The second took her, and died, leaving no children behind him. The third likewise;
22 and the seven took her and left no children. Last of all the woman also died.
23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be of them? For the seven had her as a wife.”

24 Yeshua answered them, “Isn’t this because you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of Shekhinah?
25 For when they will rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in Heaven.
26 But about the dead, that they are raised; haven’t you read in the book of Moshe, about the burning bush, how the Holy Spirit Shehkinah spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Avraham and Sarayahu, the God of Yitzhak and Rivkah, and the God of Yaakov and Lea, Rahel, Bilha and Zilpa.’
27 She is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are therefore badly mistaken.”

28 A female Pharisee* came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, she asked him, “Which commandment is the greatest of all?”
29 Yeshua answered, “The greatest is, ‘Hear, Yisrael, Adonai our God, Adonai is one:
30 you shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
31 The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

32 The female Pharisee said to him, “Truly, Rabbi, you have said well that he is one, and there is none other but he,
33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love ones neighbor as oneself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 When Yeshua saw that she answered wisely, he said to her, “You are not far from Heaven’s Kin-dom.” No one dared ask him any question after that.

38 The common people heard him gladly. In his teaching he said to them, “Beware of the Sadducees who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces,
39 and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:
40 those who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”

[Ac5:33-39] 33 The Sadducees when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill him.
34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Torah, honored by all the people, overheard them plotting against Yeshua.
35 He said to them, “You men of Yisrael, be careful concerning this man, what you are about to do.
36 For before these days Athronges* (3 CE) rose up, making himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of men, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nothing.
37 After this man, Judas of Galilee* (6 CE) rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.
38 Now I tell you, withdraw from this man Yeshua, and leave him alone. For if his work is not of Adonai, it will be overthrown.
39 But if it is of Adonai, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against Shekhinah!”
But they would not yield as Gamaliel advised. Yet they could not find any way to trap Yeshua, because all the people hung on his words.

[Mk12:41-44xCS] 41 Yeshua sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.
42 A poor widow came, and she cast in two small lepta coins (worth less than 1% of an agricultural worker’s daily wages).
43 He called his students to himself, and said to them, “Most certainly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury,
44 for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on.”