I know (how) to be abased, I know also how to abound in all; and in every thing I am trained with sufficiency and with hunger, with abundance and with destitution:
1 AND when (there) had gathered (by) myriads great assemblies, so that they would have trodden upon one another, Jeshu began to say to his disciples, Beware for yourselves before all things of the leaven of the Pharishee, which is hypocrisy.
2 For nothing is hidden which shall not be revealed, and nothing secreted which shall not be made known.
3 For all that you say in darknesses in the light shall be heard, and what you whisper in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
4 But I say to you, my beloved ones, Fear not them who kill the body, and who afterward can do nothing more;
5 but I will show you whom you shall fear; Him who, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into gihana, yes, I say to you, Fear this (one).
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two asorin; and one of them is not forgotten before Aloha.
7 But of you, the numbers of the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; than many sparrows more precious are you.
8 But I tell you that every one who shall confess me before men, the Son of man will also confess him before the angels of Aloha.
9 But he who denieth me before men, I will deny him before the angels of Aloha.
10 And every one who shall speak a word against the Son of man, it may be forgiven him; but whoever against the Spirit of Holiness shall blaspheme, it shall not be forgiven him.
11 And when they bring you into the synagogues, before heads and authorities, be not anxious how you shall express yourselves, or what you shall say;
12 for the Spirit of Holiness will teach you in that hour what you ought to say.
13 AND a man from the assembly said to him, Malphona, tell my brother to divide with me the inheritance.
14 But Jeshu said to him, Man, who established me over you a judge and a divider?
15 And he said to his disciples, Beware of all avarice: for life is not in the abundance of riches.
16 And he spake a parable to them: The ground of a certain rich man produced him much provisions.
17 And he thought within himself, and said, What shall I do? for I have not where to collect my provisions.
18 And he said, This will I do: I will destroy my house of stores, and will build and enlarge it; and there will I collect all my provender and my good things:
19 and I will say to my soul, My soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years: be at ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But Aloha said to him, Reasonless (man)! this night thy soul they shall require of thee; and then, (the things) which thou hast prepared,
21 whose shall they be? So is he who layeth up to himself treasures, and towards Aloha is not rich.
22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I tell you, Be not anxious for yourselves, what you shall eat; neither for the body, how you shall dress:
23 for the soul is more precious than food, and the body than raiment.
24 Consider the ravens, which sow not nor reap, which have no chambers or barns, yet Aloha feeds them. How much, therefore, are you better than the fowls!
25 And which of you by being anxious could add to his stature one cubit?
26 But if indeed you are not capable of (that which is) the least, why concerning the rest are you anxious?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow, which toil not nor spin; but I tell you that even Shelemun in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 But if the herbage, which today is in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the furnace, Aloha thus clothes, how much more you, little in faith!
29 And seek you not what you shall eat, and what you shall drink; nor let your mind be distracted for these:
30 for all these the nations of the world seek; but to you also your Father knoweth that these are needful.
31 But seek the kingdom of Aloha, and these all shall be added to you.
32 FEAR not, little flock; for your Father hath willed to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell your substance, and give alms: make to you bags which become not old, and a treasure which is not transient, in the heavens, where the thief does not approach, and the moth destroys not.
34 For where your treasure is, there will be also your heart.
35 Let your loins be bound, and your lamps be burning,
36 and be you like men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the place of festivity, that, when he hath come and knocked, immediately they may open to him.
37 Blessed those servants who, when their lord shall come, shall be found watching. Amen I tell you, He will gird his loins, and make them recline, and will come over and serve them.
38 And if in the second or the third watch he shall come and find them thus, blessed will be those servants.
39 But this know, that if the lord of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have permitted his house to be dug through.
40 Also you, be you therefore ready: for, in that hour that you think not, cometh the Son of man.
41 Shemun Kipha said to him, Our Lord, to us speakest thou this parable, or to all men also?
42 Jeshu said to him, Who then is that steward, faithful and wise, whom his lord hath established over his service, to give the portion in its time?
43 Blessed that servant whom, when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing.
44 Assuredly I tell you, He will establish him over all his substance.
45 But if that servant shall say in his heart, My lord withholdeth to come, and shall begin to beat the servants and the handmaids of his lord, and shall begin to eat and to drink and be drunken;
46 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he thinketh not, and in an hour which he knoweth not; and shall sunder him, and set him his portion with those who are not faithful.
47 And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself according to his will, shall be beaten with many
48 But he who knew not, and did that which was worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For every one to whom much is given, much will be required from him; and to whom much is committed, the more will they require at his hand.
49 FIRE have I come to send forth upon the earth, and I would that it already burned:
50 and I have a baptism (wherewith) to be baptized, and greatly am I pressed till it be completed.
51 Suppose you that peace I have come to send forth on the earth? I tell you, not (peace), but divisions.
52 For from henceforth there will be five in one house, who (will be) divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 For the father will be divided against his son, and the son against his father; the mother against her daughter, and the daughter against her mother; the mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law and the daughter-in-law against the mother-in-law.
54 And he said to the assembly, When you see a cloud arisen from the west, immediately you say, The rain cometh; and it is so:
55 and when bloweth the south, you say, It becomes heat; and it is so.
56 You hypocrites, the aspect of the sky and of the earth you know to distinguish; but this Time how do you not distinguish?
57 But why of yourselves judge you not the truth?
58 When thou art going with thine adversary to the magistrate, while in the way, negotiate, and be freed from him; lest he bring thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exactor, and the exactor cast thee into the house of the bound;
59 and Amen I tell thee, Thou wilt not be delivered from thence till thou shalt have given the last shomona.
But thou, remove thyself from them. For our gain is great which is the fear of Aloha, with the use of our sufficiency.
But I have not spoken because I have had need; for I have learned to make sufficient to me that which I have had.
And he said to his disciples, Beware of all avarice: for life is not in the abundance of riches.
For this cause I am willing in infirmities, in reviling, in affliction, in persecutions, in distresses, for the sake of the Meshiha; for when I am weak, then am I strong.
For nothing brought we into the world, and we know that nothing we are able to take from it.
Therefore sufficient to us are food and raiment.
WHEREFORE I say unto you, Let not your souls be anxious what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and for your bodies what you shall wear. Is not the life more excellent than food, and the body than raiment?
Let not your mind love money; but let whatever ye have suffice you: for the Lord hath said, I will not abandon thee, nor withhold from thee support .
Philipos saith to him, Our Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
And what you think of yourselves, (that) also think of your brethren; nor think with a high mind, but incline to them who are humble; and be not wise in the conceit of your own mind.