Testament of Luke
1. Since many desired* to write the history of the main doctrines, these by which we are redeemed,
2. As such, these doctrines were passed on to us* from old by those who had seen and had served His Manifestation,
3. It appeared also to me, since I was close to them to [see] everything clearly, that I should write everything according to that doctrine to you, ordained* theologian*,
4. So that you may know the truth about the Manifestation for the [sake of] Whom you have been discipled.
5. There was in the days of Herod, king of the Jews, a high priest whose name was Zechariah, from the priesthood of the house of Avijah*, and his wife [was] from the house of Aaron, her name was Elizabeth.
6. Both of them then [stood] righteous before God, and they upheld* all His commandments, and they [obeyed] the Lord in righteousness without deviation.
7. They did not have children* since Elizabeth was barren and both of them were advanced in years.*
8. And it happened as he performed the priestly rites of service before God,
9. According to the ceremony of priesthood, there arrived the [moment for] consecrating incense and he entered the sanctuary of the Lord,
10. And all the congregation of the people prayed outside, at the offering incense.
11. And the angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right of the altar of incense.
12. And Zechariah became extremely confused* as he saw him and fear came over* him.
13. But the angel told him,* "Do not fear, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will give* birth to a son, and you will call his name John.
14. "And you shall have joy and prosperity and many shall be glad by his birth.
15. "For he will be great before the Lord, and he will not drink wine or alcohol*, and he shall be filled by the holy Spirit while he is in his mother's womb."
16. "And many of the children of Israel he will turn back to their Lord God.
17. "And he shall go before them in the spirit and body* of Elijah the Prophet, so as to reconcile the parents to their children,* and to those uncommitted to the knowledge of the high priests, and he shall deliver to the Lord a united* people."
18. And Zechariah said to the angel, "How can that be possible?* For I am old and my wife is advanced in age*?"
19. And the angel replied and told him, "I am the Gabriel that stands before God, and I have been sent to speak with you and promise you these [things.]"
20. "As of now you will be silent and you will not be able to speak, until the day all these are fulfilled, because* of not believing my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time*."
21. But the people who stood [outside,] [in] expectation of Zechariah, [were] amazed at his delay in the [sanctuary of the] temple.
22. But as Zechariah emerged outside, he was not able to speak with them, and they understood that he had seen a vision in the temple, and he signaled to them the sign and he was not able to speak.*
23. And as the days of his service were completed, he went to his home.
24. And it happened after those days [that] his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and she hid herself for five months, saying that
25. "This is what the Lord did for me in the days when he shed his grace upon me, as He healed my bareness before all mankind.*
26. But in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to Galilee*, to the town by the name of Nazareth*,
27. To the Virgin that was betrothed to the man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the Virgin [was] Mary.
28. And the angel settled* near her and said to her,
"Peace be with you,
...full of grace,
The Lord is with you,
...blessed among women."
29. But as she saw him, she was struck* with his declaration*, and she wondered what kind of greeting* was this.
30. And the angel told her, "Do not be afraid*, Mary, for you have received God's grace.*
31. "For, behold, you shall be with child*, and you shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32. He shall be Supreme, and He shall be called the Son of Eil*, and the Lord God shall give him the throne* of David, his parent.
33. "And he shall rule over the house of Jacob to [the end of] the universe*, and his rule* shall never be relinquished.
34. Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not have a husband?"*
35. The angel replied and said to her,
"The holy Spirit shall come,
...and the power of Eil shall set upon you,
Because of this the One you give birth to is holy,
...and shall be called the Son of God.
36. "And behold, Elizabeth, your relative*,
...she too is with child, in her old age,
And this is the sixth month [already,]
...for [the one] who is called barren.
37. "For nothing holds up* God."
38. Mary said,
"Behold, I shall be a mother for the Lord.
...It shall be as you say."*
And the Angel left her.
39. But Mary rose up in those days and hurriedly* went up* to the town of Judah,
40. And entered to the house of Zechariah, and sought the tidings of Elizabeth.
41. And as Elizabeth heard Mary's tidings, there was movement in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the holy Spirit.
42. And she cried out in a loud voice, and said to Mary,
Blessed are you among women,
...and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
How could I have [been granted] this
...that the Mother of the Lord has come to [visit] me?
44. "But as I heard your tidings,*
...it was with great joy that I experienced the child move.*
45. "And blessed be your Faith,
...so as there might be fulfillment of these things
That are spoken through Her from God."
46. And Mary said,
"My soul is the conduit* for the Lord,
47. "And my spirit is overjoyed
...through my Life-giving God.*
48. "Who gazed upon the willingness of His Mother,*
...for, behold, as of now,
Blessings of all the generations
...shall be upon me.
49. "Since He has performed mighty deeds by me,
...the One who is Omniscient and [whose] name is Holy.
50. "And His Grace for centuries,
...over those generations
Who submit to Him.
51. "He achieves victory with his arm,*
..and scatters the arrogant through the desire* of their hearts.*
52. "He shall push [religious] leaders from their thrones*
...and shall raise the meek [in their places.]
53. "The hungry are satisfied with blessings
...and the rich end their meaningless fasts.*
54. "He helps Israel his servant,
...and recalls His mercy,
55. "As he spoke with our forefathers,
...with Abraham and his seed to the end of the universe."
56. Mary stayed then with Elizabeth about three months and hastened back home.
57. But as it was time for Elizabeth to give birth,* (and) she gave birth to a son.
58. And her neighbors and relatives heard, that God shed* His mercy upon her, and they rejoiced with her.
59. And the eighth day came, and they came to circumcise the child, and they called him by his father's name Zechariah.
60. And [the child's] mother replied and said to them, "Not that, except he shall be called John."
61. And they told her that, "There is no one* in your generation who is called by that name."
62. And they signalled to [the child's] father to tell them what he wished to call him.
63. And [Zechariah] asked to write it, and wrote, telling [them,] "His name is John." And everyone* was amazed.
64. And at once he regained his speech,* and he spoke and gave blessings to God.
65. And there was fear among their neighbors, and the entire mountain [area] of Judah, [where] they spoke of these things.
66. And all those who heard, thought in their hearts, "Who will this child become?" and "the hand of the Lord is with him."*
67. And the holy Spirit filled Zechariah, and he prophesied and said,
68. "Blessed is the Lord God of Israel,
...who consecrates* him and makes him a savior,
69. "And sets him as a priesthood* for redemption
...in the house of David, His servant.
70. "As He spoke through the utterance*
...of His holy prophets from [the beginning of] the universe.
71. "So as to deliver us from our enemies,
...and from the hand of all our haters,
72. "And who shed His mercies over our forefathers,
...and who confirmed His holy covenants.
73. "And the vows He made to Abraham, our father,
...who passed them on to us,
74. "So we may be delivered from the hand of our enemies
...and so we may fall before Him without fear
75. "All our days, in righteousness and holiness.
76. "And you, child, prophet of Eil shall be called,
...for you will go before the face of the Lord, to bless his path.
77. "To give the knowledge of Life to the nations,
...through repentance from their sins.
78. "By the merciful grace of our God,
...through which we were granted the Light of Heaven.*
79. "To enlighten those who sat in darkness and by the shadows of death,
...to set us on the path of salvation."*
80. "The child thus grew up and was filled with the Spirit. And he lived* in the desert until the day he was discovered by Israel.
*1:1.1 Literal Aramaic idiom [Lit. Ar. id.]: "Had the satisfaction."
*1:1.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Entrusted or placed in safe keeping with us."
*1:3.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Consecrated."
*1:3.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Theophilus."
*1:5 "Abija" in English. The correct pronunciation is "Ah.vee.yah."
*1:6 Lit. Ar. id.: "Strove by." Or: observed.
*1:7.1 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "Son."
*1:7.2 Lit. Ar. expression "Were much in their years."
*1:12.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Became] shocked."
*1:12.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fell."
*1:13.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And told him the angel."
1:13.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Give you."
*1:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Distilled [drinks.]"
*1:17.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Power." Or: as.
*1:17.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Turn back the heart of the parents to their children."
*1:17.2 Lit. Ar. id.: [also] "Disciplined and evolved."
*1:18.1 Lit. Ar. expression: "How do I know this?"
*1:18.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Days."
*1:20.1 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "Over."
*1:20.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Season."
*1:22 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction:
"And he tightened as he [became] mute."
*1:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "That these did to me the Lord in the days that he gazed at me, to satisfy my shortcoming among humanity."
*1:26.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Revelation of God."
*1:26.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Nussrat," "the victorious."
*1:27 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "Handled."
*1:29.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Affected."
*1:29.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Manifestation."
*1:29.3 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "Peace."
*1:30.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Succumb."
*1:30.2 Lit. Ar. expression: "Found blessing with God."
*1:31 Lit. Ar. expression: "Receive fruition."
*1:32.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The High." Or: God.
*1:32.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Chair."
*1:33.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Forever."
*1:33.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Kingdom" or "Kingship."
*1:34 Lit. Ar. expression: "That no man has married me."
*1:36 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: sister.
*1:37 Lit. Ar. id.: "Delays."
*1:38 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "I will have as your manifestation."
*1:39.1 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "Unoccupied."
*1:39.2 Lit. Ar. figure of speech: "To the mountain."
*1:44.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "But as the voice of your 'peace' fell upon my ear."
*1:44.2 Lit. Ar. expression: "Throes of child birth [entered]."
*1:46 Lit. Ar. id.: "Augmentedness."
*1:47 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: Or: My Savior God.
*1:48 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: Or: He blessed her Motherhood.
*1:51.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: Or: A real victory, through works.
*1:51.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Door."
*1:51.3 Lit. Ar. id. Or: Lets them go their way.
*1:52 Lit. Ar. id.: "Chairs." Or: positions.
*1:53 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And the rich are untied emptily."
*1:57 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "But [as] Elizabeth had had season of birthing..."
*1:58 Lit. Ar. id.: "Increased."
*1:61 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*1:63 Lit. Ar. expression: "Every human being."
*1:64 Lit. Ar. expression: "His mouth and tongue opened up."
*1:66 Lit. Ar. expression retained: "He has power from God."
*1:68 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Binds with."
*1:69 Lit. Ar. id.: "Horn." Or: priest or clergyman.
*1:70 Lit. Ar. id.: "Mouth."
*1:78 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "That by which we bound [or received] sunrise from High."
*1:79 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "To fix our feet on the way of peace."
*1:80 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Was."
1. It happened in those days, and the order came* from Augustus Caesar, that a census of all his subject people be made.*
2. This was the first census during the governorship of Quirinius in Syria.
3. And all people* went to register in their towns.
4. There went up also Joseph from Nazareth, town of Galilee,* to Judah, to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem, since he was from the house of David and from the family* of David,
5. Together with Mary, his betrothed [who was] with child, so that he would register there.
6. And it happened as they were there, the day of childbirth arrived.*
7. And she gave birth to an heir son and she wrapped him in strips [of cloth] and pitched him [a place] in the manger, for they had no place of accommodation.
8. But there were shepherds there in the countryside and they guarded their flocks during the night watch.
9. And, behold, the angel of God came to them and the glory of the Lord shined upon them and they were frightened a great fear.
10. And the angel told them, "Do not be afraid. For, behold, I promise* you a great joy, that shall come to all the universe.
11. "For on this day has been born to you a Savior, who Becomes the Christ Lord, in the town of David.
12. "And for you this is a sign, you shall find a baby, who is wrapped in strips of cloth, and consecrated* in the manger."
13. And suddenly there appeared with the angel, great forces from heaven, as they glorified God, saying,
14. "Glory be to God in the Highest,
...and on earth, Peace,
......and Blessed Hope for all people."
15. And it happened that as the angels went from them to heaven, the shepherds spoke one to another, saying,
"Let us then go to Bethlehem,
...and see this Manifestation that is born,
As the Lord has proclaimed to us.
16. And they came hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph and the baby consecrated in the manger.
17. And as they saw, they affirmed* the Manifestation that was proclaimed among them concerning the baby.
18. And whoever heard was amazed over the things that were told by them by the shepherds,
19. But Mary observed all these words and pondered them in her heart.
20. And the shepherds went off, (while) glorifying and offering halleluias to God, over everything they saw and heard, as it was proclaimed to them.
21. And after eight days as the time for circumcision of the child had arrived,* he was given* the name Jesus, that was announced* by the angel before the Conception.*
22. And as the days of their purification were completed, according to the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to offer* him to the Lord,
23. As it is written in the Law of the Lord, that
"Any heir who opens the womb, blessed of the Lord, he shall be called."
24. And that
"You shall offer him through sacrifice,"
as it is told in the Law of the Lord,
"A pair of pigeons or two young doves."
25. But there was a man in Jerusalem, his name was Simon, and this man was righteous and holy, and he was full of the love of Israel,* and the holy Spirit was upon him.
26. And he was told by the holy Spirit, that he would not see death until he would see the Anointed* of God.
27. The Spirit directed him to go to the temple,* (and) as the parents of Jesus were bringing* the baby Jesus [there also,] and were offering the sacrifices on his behalf, as it is written in the Law,
28. [Simon] received [Jesus] on his arms, and blessed God, and declared [:]
29. "From now on relieve your servant,* Lord,
...according to your Manifestation of Peace.
30. "As, behold, my eyes have seen your Mercy.
31. "Whom you have blessed before* all the nations,
32. "Light of Revelation for all people,
...and Blessing of your people Israel."
33. But Joseph and his mother were astonished over what they said about him.
34. And Simon blessed them, and said to his mother Mary,
"Behold, this one is consecrated for the fall and rise of many of Israelites,
...and others who will be coming.
35. "But your soul will be pierced by a lance,
...as there shall be revealed the intentions of many hearts."
36. And Hannah*, the prophetess, daughter of Pínueil,* of the kinship of Asher, she too was advanced* in age*, and [for] seven years she lived with her betrothed*, from the time she was of marriageable* age.
37. And she was a widow for about eighty-four years, and she was never out of the temple,* and while fasting and in prayer, she worked day and night.
38. And she too came forward* in that hour and served* the Lord, and she spoke about him to every person* who was committed* to the salvation of Jerusalem.
39. And as everything was fulfilled according to the Law of the Lord, they went back to Galilee, to Nazareth, their town.
40. And the child grew up and was strengthened by the Spirit, and was filled with the wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
41. And his people every year went to Jerusalem for the celebration of the Passover.
42. And when he was about* twelve years, they went up to the feast according to habit.
43. And as the days [of the feast] ended, they went off. But the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and Joseph and his mother did not know.
44. For they supposed* he was with the children among them. And as they went another day, they looked* for him among their folk*, and among those who knew them.
45. And they did not find him, and they gathered themselves up again and went back to Jerusalem,* and searched for him.
46. And after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers,* (and) hearing them out and questioning them.
47. And all who heard [Jesus] were astonished by his wisdom and by his comprehensive explanations.
48. And as they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother told him, "My son, why did you do this to us? So that I and your father have been searching for you anxiously."
49. He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was my duty to be in my Fatherís house?"
50. But they did not comprehend the manifestation that he told them.
51. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was obedient to them, but his mother maintained and cherished all his sayings in her heart.
52. But Jesus was great in stature and wisdom, and in grace with God and humanity.
*2:1.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Emerged."
*2:1.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "That be written all the people of [or under] his supremacy."
*2:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Humans."
*2:4.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "From the victorious town of revelation."
*2:4.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Generation."
*2:6 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "The days for birthing were completed."
*2:10 Lit. Ar. id.: "[Eternal] hope to."
*2:12 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Placed."
*2:17 Lit. Ar. id.: "Proclaimed."
*2:21.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "And as filled [or completed] were the eight days that circumcised the baby."
*2:21.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Called."
*2:21.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Called."
*2:21.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Conceived in a womb."
*2:22 Lit. Ar. id.: "Stand."
*2:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And he held onto the heartfeltedness of Israel."
*2:26 Lit. Ar. "Mísheekhah" or "Messiah."
*2:27.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "He became [to want] to come, by the Spirit, to the temple."
*2:27.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Handling."
*2:29. Lit. Ar. id.: "Release, untie or unburden your slave."
*2:31 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In the face of."
*2:36.1 Original Aramaic name retained. "Anna."
*2:36.2 Original Aramaic name retained. "Phanuel."
*2:36.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Priestess," "female elder" or "elderly."
*2:36.4 Lit. Ar. expression: "Was in days."
*2:36.5 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "Husband."
*2:36.6 Lit. Ar. expression: "From virginity."
*2:37 Lit. Ar. expression: "And she would never finish from the temple."
*2:38.1 Lit. Ar. expression: "Rose."
*2:38.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Performed for."
*2:38.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*2:38.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Held."
*2:42 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "After."
*2:44.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Hoped."
*2:44.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Sought."
*2:44.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Human beings" or kinsmen.
*2:45 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And they took off themselves again to Jerusalem."
*2:46 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "As he sat in the balance [or midst] of educators."
1. But in the fifteenth year of the rule of Tiberius Caesar, under* the governorship of Pontius Pilate in Judah, while Herod was tetrarch* in Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of Ituraea and in the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias [was] tetrarch of Abilene,
2. Under the religious* leadership* of Hannah and Caiphas, the Manifestation of God came upon John, son of Zechariah, in the wilderness,
3. And he went [around] all the country surrounding the Jordan [river,] as he preached the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,
4. As it is written in the Book of Isaiah the Prophet, that said,
"The voice that call in the wilderness,
Bless the path of the Lord,
And turn* the valley into avenues for God.
5. "All the cracks shall be filled in
And all the mountains and hills shall be made smooth,
And the rough [terrain] shall become a plane,
And the inaccessible [path] a valley,
6. "And all flesh shall see the Life that God [intended.]"
7. And he said to the crowds, those who came to him to be baptized,
"Offspring of vipers,
...who showed you to run from the forthcoming wrath?
8. "The fruit of your labors should be such
...as to be worthy of blessing,*
And do not be content inside yourselves to say that,
..."Abraham is our father.'*
"For I tell you, that from these stones
...God can raise children for Abraham."
9. "Behold, then the ax is aimed* at the root of the tree.
Any tree that does not produce good fruit,
...is leveled and falls in the fire."
10. And the crowds asked him, saying, "Who does such a thing?"
11. He replied and said to them, "Whoever has two robes, give [one] to them that have not, and whoever has [food] supplies, do likewise."
12. And there also came treasury clerks to be baptized and asked*, "Educator, what shall we do?"
13. He told them, "Do not ask for anything more than is expected* of you to ask for."
14. And there asked him military service men, saying to him, "What shall also we do?" He told them, "Do not exploit anyone* and do not worship any human being. And be satisfied with your ranks."
15. But as the people had set their hope on John, "Might he not be the Anointed One?"*
16. There replied John and said, "Behold, I baptize you with water, but there shall follow me one who is Supreme over me, whom I am not fit to untie his shoe laces. He shall Baptize you by the Holy Spirit and Light*.
17. "He holds the pitch fork in his hand and he cleanses his threshing [floor,] and the wheat he gathers to be stored, and the thistle to be burned in the unquenchable fire."
18. He taught many other things and prepared* the people.
19. But Herod, the tetrarch, because he was apprehensive of John over Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother, and from all the evil [deeds] that he did,
20. In addition to this, over everything else, (and) he ordered John to be seized and [thrown] in prison*.
21. There happened as all people were being baptized and so also Jesus was baptized, and as he prayed heaven opened,
22. And the Holy Spirit, in the likeness of a dove's figure, rested on him, and the voice was from heaven that said, "You are my Son the beloved, by you I am fulfilled."
23. But as Jesus was about thirty years of age, and was the salvation of his father Joseph, of his father Heli,
24. Of his father Mattath, of his father Levi, of his father Melchi, of his father Jannai, of his father Joseph,
25. Of his father Mattathias, of his father Amos, of his father Nahum, of his father Esli, of his father Naggai,
26. Of his father Maath, of his father Mattathias, of his Shm'ei*, of his father Joseph*, of his father Judah*,
27. Of his father John*, of his father Rhesa, of his father Zerubabel, of his father Shealtiel, of his father Neri,
28. Of his father Melchi, of his father Addi, of his father Cosan, of his father Almudar*, of his father Eir*,
29. Of his father Youssa*, of his father Eliazar, of his father Joram, of his father Matthat, of his father Levi,
30. Of his father Shimun*, of his father Judah, of his father Joseph, of his father Jonam, of his father Eliakim,
31. Of his father Melea, of his father Menna, of his father Mattatha, of his father Nathan, of his father David,
32. Of his father Ishei*, of his father Ovid*, of his father Boaz, of his father Solomon, of his father Nahshon,
33. Of his father Amminabad, of his father Aram, of his father Hezron, of his father Perez, of his father Judah,
34. Of his father Jacob, of his father Isaac, of his father Abraham, of his father Terah, of his father Nahor,
35. Of his father Serug, of his father Ren, of his father Peleg, of his father Eber, of his father Shelah,
36 Of his father Canian, of his father Arphaxad, of his father Shem, of his father Shem, of his father Noah, of his father Lamech,
37. Of his father Methuselah, of his father Enoch, of his father Jared, of his father Mahalaleel, of his father Cainan,
38. Of his father Anosh*, of his father Seth, of his father Adam--that* was from God.
*3:1.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "By."
*3:1.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fourth head."
*3:2.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Righteous."
*3:2.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Lordship."
*3:2.3 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Annas."
*3:4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Make in."
*3:8.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Make such fruit [as] they be furnishers of goodness."
*3:8.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And do not retire to say in your soul that father we have, Abraham."
*3:9 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Consecrated."
*3:12 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And telling him."
*3:13 Lit. Ar. id.: "Ordered."
*3:14 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*3:15 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained: "Perhaps he is the Christ."
*3:16 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Fire."
*3:18 Lit. Ar. id.: "Held in [hopeful] anticipation."
*3:20 Lit. Ar. id.: "House of prisoners."
*3:26.1 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Semein."
*3:26.2 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Josech."
*3:26.3 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Joda."
*3:27.1 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Joannan."
*3:28.1 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Elmadan."
*3:28.2 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Er."
*3:29 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Joshua."
*3:30 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Simeon."
*3:32.1 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Jesse."
*3:32.2 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Obed."
*3:38.1 Lit. Ar. name retained: "Enos."
*3:38.2 Grammatical reference to 3:23 "salvation".
1. Jesus then as he was filled with the Holy Spirit left the Jordan [River] and the Spirit fetched him to the wilderness,
2. For forty days, to experience the Devil*. And [since] he did not chew on anything for those [number] of days, and as he completed [the fast,] he was finally hungry.
3. And the Devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
4. Jesus replied and told him, "It is written that it is not by bread alone a human being lives, except by whatever God decides."
5. And the Devil ascended a high mountain, and showed [Jesus] all the kingdoms of the earth in a moment of time,
6. And the Devil said to him, "I will give you all this authority and its glory that adheres to me and which I give to whomever I please.
7. "If you thus worship me, yours will all this be."
8. Jesus replied and told him, "It is written that you shall worship your Lord God, and for Him alone you shall work."
9. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood [with] him on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself from here down.
10. "For it is written that His angels will emerge to protect you.
11. "And they will lift you on their arms, so that your foot shall not [even] touch the stone."
12. Jesus replied and told him, "Said He that you shall not tempt your Lord God."
13. And as the Devil concluded all his temptations, he escaped from Jesus for an age.
14. And Jesus took off by the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and the word* was out regarding him in all the country surrounding him.
15. And he taught in their synagogues and offered glory for* every human being.
16. And he came to Nazareth, where he was raised, and he proceeded according to habit to the synagogue on the Sabbath, and he rose to read.
17. And the scripture of Isaiah the Prophet was given to him and Jesus opened the scripture and found the place where it is written,
18. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
...and because of this He anointed me
......to be the hope of the poor
And sent me to heel the broken hearted,
19. "And to preach about the glowing paths,
...and to [give] the blinded, sight,
And to confirm the broken in spirit*.
And to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord."
20. And he [thus] preached the Scripture and gave it to the deacon and he went and sat down. But all eyes* in the synagogue were gazing upon him.
21. And he began speaking* among them, "Today this Scripture has become fulfilled in your presence*.
22. And they all agreed and were amazed by the blessed words that emerged from his mouth, and they said, "Was not this one the son of Joseph?"
23. Jesus told them, "Then later you will quote me the proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself,' and everything that we heard you do in Capernaum, do it likewise in your own town."
24. But he said, "Amen, I am telling you that there is no prophet who is accepted in his own town.
25. "For I have told you the truth, that there were many widows in the house of Israel in the days of the prophet Elijah, as there was drought from heaven,* for three years and six months and there was a great famine in the entire land,
26. "And not to one of them was Elijah sent, except to Zarephat of Sidon, to a woman [who was] a widow.
27. "And there were many leprosies* in the house of Israel in the days of the prophet Ilisha, and not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Aramean."
28. And as those who were in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with anger.
29. And they rose up to throw him out of the town and they brought him to the edge* of the mountain, the one upon which their town was built, to hurl him off the cliff.
30. But he passed through them and went away.
31. And he went down to Capernaum, town of Galilee, and he taught them on the Sabbaths.
32. And they were amazed by his knowledge that manifested his authority.
33. And there was in the synagogue a man who had an evil spirit of madness and he screamed in a loud voice,
34. And he said, "Leave me [alone,] what do we need you for,* Victorious* Jesus? Have you come to [send] us to oblivion? I know who you are, holy one of God."
35. And Jesus called out and said, "Shut your mouth and exit from him." And the madness convulsed him in their midst and left him without uttering a sound.*
36. And everyone* was taken up with great amazement and they spoke with each other and said, "What [kind] of manifestation is this [?] that with authority and by power he commands the evil spirits and casts them out."
37. And his name became known* throughout the country and surrounding [areas.]
38. And after Jesus left the synagogue, he commenced to the house of Simon. And Simon's mother-in-law was in the grip* of a great fever, and they prayed to him on her behalf.
39. And he stood above her, and rebuked the fever and it left her. And at once she stood up and served them.
40. But in the evenings*, all those who had sick [people] that were sick with varying diseases, they brought them to him. But he laid hands* on them, one by one, and he healed them.
41. And there also emerged the evil [spirits] from many [during the process,] while screaming and saying, "You are that Anointed* Son of God. And he rebuked [them] and did not let them say that they knew he was the Anointed One.
42. And [when] evening of the day arrived*, he went to the desert, and the crowds wanted him, and they came up to him and they accepted him, so that he did not leave them.
43. But then Jesus told them, that, "Also to other towns it is my duty to [offer] them hope of the Kingdom of God," that it was for that he was sent.
44. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
*4:2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Adversary."
*4:14 Lit. Ar. id.: "Name."
*4:15 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Was glorified of."
*4:19 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "By the light."
*4:20 Lit. Ar. expression: "All their eyes."
*4:21.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Declaring."
*4:21.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In your hearing."
*4:25 Lit. Ar. expression: "The sky was locked."
*4:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And lepers."
*4:29 Lit. Ar. id.: "Eyebrow."
*4:34.1 Lit. Ar. expression: "What is it to us and to you?"
*4:34.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Nazarene."
*4:35 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And the evil [or demon] rent him in the midst, and emerged [without] screaming against him nothing."
*4:36 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Every human being."
*4:37 Lit. Ar. id.: "Emerged."
*4:38 Lit. Ar. id.: "Wracked by."
*4:40 Lit. Ar. id.: "Settings of the sun."
*4:40 Lit. Ar. expression: "Lay hand."
*4:41 Lit. Ar. id.: "Messiah" or "Christ."
*4:42 Lit. Ar. id.: "Emerged."
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