For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are dignified, whatsoever things are righteous, whatsoever things are chaste, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report,if there be any virtue, and if any praise, the same, be taking into account;
And, being at prayer, use not vain repetitions, just like the nations,for they think, that, in their much speaking, they shall be hoard;
Search me, O GOD, and observe my heart, Try me, and observe my cares;
And see if there be any idol-way in me, and lead me in a way age-abiding.
For, living, is the word of God, and, energetic, and more cutting than any knife with two edges, and penetrating as far as a dividing asunder of soul and spirit, of joints also, and marrow, and able to judge the impulses and designs of the heart;
But I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,that, the same thing, ye, all, be saying, and that there be not, among you, divisions; but that ye be fitly joined togetherin the same mind, and in the same judgment.
Roll, upon Yahweh, thy doings, that thy plans, may be established.
For who of men knoweth the things of a man,save the spirit of the man that is in him? thus, even the things of God, hath no one come to know, save the Spirit of God.
Every way of a man, may be right in his own eyes, but, he that testeth hearts, is Yahweh.
Make level the track of thy foot, that, all thy ways, may be directed aright:
For, my thoughts, are not, your thoughts, Nor, your ways, my ways,Declareth Yahweh.
1 Amongst which things, when the ten thousands of the multitude were gathered together, so that they were treading one upon another, he began to be saying, unto his disciples, firstBe keeping yourselves free from the leaven of the Pharisees, the which is, hypocrisy.
2 But, nothing, hath been, covered up, which shall not be uncovered, and hidden, which shall not be made known.
3 Because, as many things as, in the darkness, ye have said, in the light, shall be heard; and, what to the ear ye spake, in the chambers, shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
4 And I say unto you, my friendsDo not be put in fear of them who kill the body, and, after these things, have nothing more uncommon which they can do.
5 But I will suggest to you, whom ye should fearFear him who, after killing, hath authority to cast into gehenna,Yea, I say unto youHim, fear ye.
6 Are not, five sparrows, sold for two farthings? and, not one from among them, hath been forgotten before God.
7 But, even the hairs of your head, have all been numbered: Be not afraid: many sparrows, ye excel.
8 And I say unto youWhosoever shall confess me before men, even the Son of Man, will confess him, before the messengers of God;
9 But, he who denied me before men, shall be denied before the messengers of God.
10 And, whosoever shall say a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but, unto him who, against the Holy Spirit, speaketh profanely, it shall not be forgiven.
11 But, whensoever they shall be bringing you in before the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, do not be anxious how, or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say;
12 For, the Holy Spirit, shall teach you, in that very hour, what ye ought to say.
13 And one from amongst the multitude said unto himTeacher! bid my brother divide with me the inheritance.
14 But, he, said unto himMan! who hath appointed me a judge or divider over you?
15 And he said unto themMind and be guarding yourselves from all covetousness; for not, in ones abundance, doth his life spring out of his possessions.
16 And he spake a parable unto them, sayingA certain rich mans estate, bare well.
17 And he began to deliberate within himself, sayingWhat shall I do? because I have not where I can gather my fruits.
18 And he saidThis, will I do,I will pull down my barns, and, greater ones, build, and gather, there, all my wheat and good things;
19 and will say to my soulSoul! thou hast many good things lying by for many years: be taking thy rest, eat, drink, be making merry!
20 But God said unto himSimple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
21 So, is he that is laying up treasure for himself, and is not rich, towards God.
22 And he said unto his disciplesFor this cause, I say unto you,Be not anxious for the life, what ye shall eat, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on;
23 For, the life, is more, than the food, and, the body, than, the clothing.
24 Consider well the ravensThat they sow nor, neither do they reap, which have neither chamber nor barn,and, God, feedeth, them! By how much do, ye, excel, the birds?
25 And, who from among you, though anxious, can, unto his stature, add a cubit?
26 If then, not even the least thing, ye can do, why, concerning the rest, are ye anxious?
27 Consider well the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto youNot even Solomon, in all his glory, was arrayed like one of these.
28 But, if God thus adorneth, the grass, which is, in a field, to-day, and, to-morrow, into an oven, is cast, how much rather you, O little-of-faith?
29 Ye, therefore, be not seeking what ye shall eat and what ye shall drink, and be not held in suspense;
30 For, after all these things, do, the nations of the world, seek,but, your Father, knoweth that ye need these things.
31 Notwithstanding, be seeking his kingdom,and, these things, shall be added unto you.
32 Be not afraid, the dear little flock! for your Father delighteth to give you, the kingdom.
33 Sell your possessions, and give alms, make for yourselves purses that wax not old,treasure unfailing, in the heavens, where, thief, doth not draw near, and, moth, doth not spoil.
34 For, where your treasure is, there, will your heart he also.
35 Let your loins be girded, and your lamps burning,
36 And, ye yourselves, like unto men awaiting their own lord, once he may break up out of the marriage-feast,that, when he cometh and knocketh, straightway, they may open unto him.
37 Happy those servants, whom the lord, when he cometh, shall find watching! Verily, I say unto youhe will gird himself, and make them recline, and, coming near, will minister unto them.
38 And, if, in the second, or if, in the third, watch, he come and find, thus, happy, are, they!
39 But, of this, be taking noteHad the householder known, in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not suffered his house, to be digged through.
40 Ye, therefore, be getting ready, because, in what hour ye are not thinking, The Son of an cometh!
41 But Peter saidLord! unto us, this parable, speakest thou? or, even unto all?
42 And the Lord saidWho then is the faithful steward, the prudent one, whom the lord will appoint over his body of attendants, to be giving, in due season, the measured allowance of wheat?
43 Happy, that servant, whom the lord, when he cometh shall find doing, thus!
44 Of a truth, I say unto youOver all his possessions, will he appoint him.
45 But, if that servant should say in his heartMy lord delayeth to come! and should begin to be striking the youths and the maidens,to be eating also, and drinking, and making himself drunk,
46 The lord of that servant, will have comeon a day when he is not expecting, and in an hour when he is not taking note,and will cut him asunder, and, his part, with the unfaithful, will appoint.
47 And, that servant, who had come to know the will of his lord, and neither prepared, nor wrought unto his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;
48 Whereas, he who had not come to know, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And, every one to whom was given much, much, shall be sought from him; and, he to whom they committed much, for more than common, will they ask him.
49 Fire, came I to cast upon the earth,and what can I wish, if, already, it hath been, kindled?
50 But, an immersion, have I, to be immersed with, and how am I distressed, until it be ended!
51 Suppose ye, that, peace, I am come to give in the earth? Nay, I tell you, but rather division.
52 For there shall be, henceforth, five in one house, divided,three against two, and two against three:
53 There shall be dividedFather against son, and son against father, mother against daughter, and daughter against the mother,mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against the mother-in-law.
54 And he went on to say, even unto the multitudes,Whensoever ye see a cloud springing up from the west, straightway, ye are sayingA thunderstorm is coming! and it happeneth thus.
55 And, whensoever a south wind, blowing, ye sayA scorching heat, will there be! and it cometh to pass.
56 Hypocrites! the face of the earth and of the heaven, ye know how to scan; but, this season, how know ye not to scan;
57 Why, moreover, even from yourselves, judge ye not what is just?
58 For, as thou art going along with thine adversary unto a ruler, on the way, take pains to get a release from him; lest once he drag thee along unto the judge, and, the judge, deliver thee up to the punisher,and, the punisher, cast thee into prison:
59 I tell theeIn nowise shalt thou come out from thence, until, even the last fraction, thou pay!
O Yahweh! thou hast searched me, and observed:
Thou, hast observed my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou hast given heed to my desire, from afar:
A covenant, I solemnised for mine eyes,How then could I gaze upon a virgin?
20 And he was sayingThat which, out of the man, cometh forth, that, defileth the man;
21 For, from within, out of the heart of men, the base designs, come forth,fornications, thefts,
22 murders, adulteries, covetousnesses, knaveries, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, profane speaking, foolishness,
23 all these wicked things, from within, come forth, and defile, the man.
Let the lawless forsake his way, And the man of iniquity, his thoughts,And let him return unto Yahweh That he may have compassion upon him, And unto our God, For he will abundantly pardon.
For this cause, I say unto you: Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink ,or for your body, what ye shall put on: Is not, the life, more than, the food? And, the body, than, the raiment?
For I say, through the favour which hath been given me, unto every one who is among you,not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but so to think as to think soberlyas, unto each one, God hath dealt a measure of faith.
Let no one be deceiving himself:if anyone imagineth himself to be wise among you, in this age, let him become foolish, that he may become wise;
There is a way that enticeth a man, but, at the latter end thereof, are the ways of death!
And be not configuring yourselves unto this age, but be transforming yourselves by the renewing of your mind, to the end ye may be proving what is the thing willed by Godthe good and acceptable and perfect.
Above all that must be guarded, keep thou thy heart, for, out of it, are the issues of life.
Wherefore, girding up the loins of your mind, keeping sober, perseveringly direct your hope unto the favour, being borne along to you, in the revealing of Jesus Christ:
Now, unto him who is able to do, above all things, exceeding abundantly above the things which we ask or conceive,according to the power which doth energise itself within us,
Unto him, be the glory, in the assembly, and in Christ Jesusunto all the generations of the age of ages; Amen: