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.”

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