1. And he said to them, "Amen, I am telling you, there are human beings who rise again, who will not taste death until they see the Kingdom of Allaha coming in power."
2. And after six days, Eashoa fetched Keepa [Peter] and James and John, and took them up to the mountain by themselves. And he became transformed before their eyes.
3. And his clothing sparkled and he became immaculate white like snow, as such no human being on earth could ever be white.
4. And they saw [a vision.] To them, Moses and Elijah were speaking to Eashoa.
5. And Keepa [Peter] said to him, "Maran, it would be wonderful for us to remain here. And I will make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah."
6. He did not know what to say, for they were in total fear.*
7. And there was a cloud and a shadow fell on them, and the voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, to him you shall listen."
8. And suddenly the disciples looked and they did not see anyone,* except for Eashoa alone, together with themselves.
9. And as they went down from the mountain, he instructed them to tell no one* what they saw, "Except when the Son of Man rises from the dead."
10. And they held the manifestation in their souls, and they prayed as to what that manifestation was regarding, when he would rise from the dead.
11.And they asked him and said, "Why do the scribes still say that Elijah is destined* to come first?"
12. And he said to them, "Elijah comes first so that everything is fulfilled, and whereas it is written about the Son of Man, that he will receive sorrow and be denigrated.
13. "Except, I am telling you, Elijah has already* come, and they did to him
whatever they pleased, just as it was written about him."
14. And as he came to his disciples, he saw a great crowd had [gathered
around] them, and scribes arguing with them.
15. And immediately* all the crowd saw him and were amazed and ran to him,
asking for his peace.*
16. And he asked the scribes, "What are you discussing with them?"
17. And one from the crowd replied, "Teacher, I brought my son, who has
the spirit of not talking, to you,
18. "And when it seizes him, it convulses him, and he foams at the mouth and
grinds his teeth and stiffens. And I said to your disciples to cast him out, and they
19. Eashoa replied and said to him, "O, faithless generation, until when shall I be
with you? And until when shall I minister to you? Bring him to me."
20. And they brought him to [Eashoa,] and as the spirit saw him, it immediately*
racked him and he fell on the ground and convulsed and foamed [at the
21. And Eashoa asked his father, "How long has he been like this?*" He said to
him, "Ever since he was a boy.*
22. "And for long periods* [the spirit] casts him in burning fever* and chills*,
[in order] to destroy him completely. Except, whatever you can do, help me
and have mercy on me."
23. Eashoa said to him, "If you can believe, anything is possible for whoever
24. And immediately* the boy's father cried out and said, "I believe, bolster my
25. And Eashoa saw that the people were running and gathering around him, he
cried out against the evil spirit and said to it, "Dumb spirit that speaks not, I am
commanding you, get out of him and never enter him again."
26. And the demon cried out much and rent the boy and exited, and [the boy]
was like dead, so that* many said, "He died."
27. However, Eashoa took him by his hand and raised him.
28. As Eashoa entered the house, however, the disciples asked him alone, "Why
could we not cast him out?"
29. He said to them, "This type nothing can cast out, except by fasting and
30. And when they left there, they entered through Galilee, and he did not wish
anyone should know about it.*
31. For he taught his disciples and said to them, "The Son of Man will be
betrayed by the hands of humanity, and they will kill him. And when he is
killed, on the third day he will rise."
32. However, they did not understand the manifestation, and they were afraid
to ask him.
33. And they came to Capernaum. And as they entered the house, he asked
them, "What did you think about on the way, between yourselves?"
34. For they remembered on the way they had been talking to each other about
who was the greatest among them.
35. Eashoa sat down and called the Twelve and said,* "Whoever wishes to be
first, will become the last and the caretaker of everyone."*
36. And he indicated a child and stood him in the middle, and he picked him up
in his arms and said to them,
37. "Whoever submits* like this child in my name, they are submitting to me.
And whoever submits to me, is not submitting to me, except to who sent me."
38. John said to him, "My Maryah, we saw a man* casting out demons in your
name and we stopped him, so he would not imitate us."
39. And Eashoa said to them, "Do not stop him. For there is no one* that performs
powers in my name, who* can quickly [turn around and] speak evil against
40. "Whoever is thus not against me, is on your side*.
41. "For whoever gives you just a cup of water, you are the Msheekhayeh*, amen, I
am telling you, their recompense shall not be forgotten.*
42. "And whoever misleads* one of these small ones who believes in me,
deserves to have a donkey's millstone thrown on his head and be thrown into
43. "If your hand leads you to crime,* cut it off. You are better off entering
eternal life a cripple, rather than having to go to gehenna* with two hands,
44. "Where their revenge does not die, and their fire is unquenchable.*
45. "And if your leg leads you to crime, cut it off. You are better off entering
eternal life lame, rather than having two legs, you fall into hell,
46. "Where their revenge does not die and their fire is unquenchable.
47. "And if your eye leads you to commit crime, cut it out. You are better off
entering the Kingdom of Allaha with one eye, rather than having two eyes, you
fall in hell fire.
48. "Where their revenge does not die and their fire is unquenchable.
49. "For everyone is seasoned by fire,* and every offering is seasoned by
50. "Salt is beneficial. However, if salt becomes flat, with what do you season
it? Let yourselves become seasoned,* and be at peace one with the other."
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*9:6 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "By fear."
*9:8 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "No human [being.]"
*9:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*9:11 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Duly."
*9:13 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "That also."
*9:15.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In its hour."
*9:15.2 Lit. Ar. expression retained: "Greeted him."
*9:20 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In its hour."
*9:21.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "How much is the season, behold, from here he is?"
*9:21.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Behold from his childhood."
*9:22.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Many seasons."
*9:22.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fire."
*9:22.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Waters."
*9:24.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In his hour."
*9:24.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Help my lack of faith."
*9:26 Lit. Ar. id.: "Like."
*9:30 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "...that a human should know of him."
*9:35.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And [there] sat Eashoa and called the Twelve and said to
*9:35.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "...the last of every human being and caretaker of
every human being."
*9:37.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Accepts."
*9:37.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Accepting."
*9:38 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Human [being.]"
*9:39.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*9:39.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "And."
*9:40 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Behalf."
*9:41.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "For...you are by the name of the Messiah."
*9:41.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "His/her wages will not [end up] in oblivion."
*9:42 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Confuses."
*9:43.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "[If your hand] confuses [you,]"
*9:43.2 Lit. Aramaic: "Hell."
*9:44 Lit. Ar. expression retained: "Where their sense of revenge does not cease, and their
hatred does not subside."
*9:49.1 Lit. Ar. construction retained: "For everything [everyone] is salted by fire." Or:
"Everyone feels revenge."
*9:49.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Every offering is salted by salt." Or: "And every
Offering is steeped in faith [preserved through patience.]"
*9:50 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Have in you salt." Or: "Be mature."