Testament of Luke
1. But as the crowd was crowding him to hear the Manifestation of God, and he stood over at that little sea of Genesaret,
2. (And) he saw two vessels that stood on the edge of the sea and the fishermen* that came up out of them (and they) were washing their nets.
3. And one of them was Simon the Rock [Peter], and Jesus went up and sat in [the vessel,] and he told [them] to set him off the land* toward the sea. And he sat there teaching the crowd from the vessel.
4. And [when] he stopped teaching, he told Simon, "Set off for the deep and cast your nets for fishing."
5. Simon replied and said to him, "My Lord, we did this all night and got nothing. But I will cast my net because you tell me to."
6. And as they did, they caught many good fish and their nets were coming apart.
7. And they signaled to their friends in the other vessel, to come and help them. And as they came they filled both vessels until they were both almost sinking.
8. As Simon the Rock [Peter] saw this, he fell before Jesus' feet and he said to him, "I beg of you, Lord, be done with me, that I was [such] a sinful man!"
9. For he was taken up with amazement and all those with him, over the catch of fish that they had caught.
10. But such was also [the amazement that came] over James and John, children of Zebeedee, who were companions of Simon. But Jesus said to Simon, "Do not weaken*, man, from henceforth sons of man shall be seekers of Life.*
11. And those vessels neared land, and they left everything and followed him.
12. And as Jesus was in one of the towns, there came a man full of leprosy, saw Jesus, and fell upon his face and prayed to Him, saying to him, "My Lord, if you wish, you can cleanse me."
13. And Jesus extended his hand and came near to him, and said to him "I do wish it! Be cleansed!" And after an hour the leprosy left him.
14. And he told him not to tell no human being, except, "Go, show yourself to the high priests, and take communion on behalf of your cleansing, as Moses commanded for their testimony."
15. And his name spread increasingly,* and the people gathered in great [numbers] to hear him and they were healed of their illnesses.
16. But he passed on to the outskirts [of town] and prayed.
17. And on one of those days, as Jesus was teaching, there sat the Pharisees and teachers of the Law, who had come from every village of Galilee, and Judah and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was there to heal them.
18. And they brought a paralytic man and they wanted to place him before [Jesus.]*
19. And as they could not maneuver with him because of the multitude of people, they took him up to the roof and they dangled him with his mat through the ceiling in the midst [of them,] in front of Jesus.
20. But as Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "O, man, your sins are forgiven."
21. And the scribes and Pharisees began thinking and saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, except for God alone?"
22. But Jesus knew their thoughts, and he replied and said, "What do you think in your heart?
23. "Which is easier*, to say* that, 'Your sins have been forgiven,' or to say that, 'You, get up and go?'
24. "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic, to you, I say, rise, take up your mat and go to your home."
25. And at once he rose before their eyes, and took up his mat and went to his home while praising God.
26. And every human being was taken up with amazement, and they glorified God, and they were filled with submission, and said, "Today we have seen wonders!"
27. After this Jesus went out and saw a treasurer with the name of Levi, whose job* was at the treasury, and he said to him, "Follow me."
28. And he left everything, and he rose and followed him.
29. And Levi gave him a great reception at home. And there was a big crowd of treasury [people] and others [worked] with them.
30. And the scribes and Pharisees griped and said to [Jesus'] disciples, "Why do you eat with treasury [officials] and sinners?"
31. And Jesus replied and told them, "The physician is not necessary for the healthy, except for those who have been made more wicked. I did not come to call on the holy, except to call the sinners to forgiveness."
33. But they said to him, "Why do the disciples of John faithfully fast and pray, also of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?"
34. But he told them, "Do not expect the sons of the wedding [feast,] as much as the bridegroom is with them, to hold that fast.
35. "But the days will come as the bridegroom rises up from them, then they shall fast, in those days."
36. And he told them a parable, that, "No one cuts a patch from a new cloth and wastes it on a worn out cloth, neither does one cut the new, nor does the old patch blend well with the new cloth.*
37. "And no one* pours* new wine into worn out skins. And if not so, the new wine will put a hole in the skins, and that wine will be spilled and the skins will be ruined.
38. "Except the new wine is poured into new skins and both of them are well preserved.
39. "And no one* drinks old wine and at once wants to drink the new, for he says, 'The old is delicious.' "
*5:2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Hunters."
*5:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Dry."
*5:5 Lit. Ar. expression: "...over your manifestation."
*5:10.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Succumb."
*5:10.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "From now on children of Man shall hunt Life."
*5:15 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "And [there] emerged the name over him increasingly."
*5:18 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And a human [being] they brought on a mat, one [who was] a man, reclined, and they wished to manipulate consecrating him before him."
*5:23.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Plainer."
*5:23.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Command."
*5:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "That sat."
*5:36 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And he told them a parable: that no human [being] cuts a patch from new cloth and throws it over worn out cloth, that he cuts the new, and to the worn out does not adhere the patch from the new."
*5:37.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*5:37.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Throws."
*5:39 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
1. It happened then on the Sabbath, as Jesus was walking through planted fields, and his disciples plucked heads of wheat and rubbed them between their hands and were eating.
2. But some people from the Pharisees said to them, "Why do you do the thing that is not Lawful on the Sabbath?"
3. Jesus replied and told them, "And did you not read, the thing that David did when hungry, he and those that were with him?
4. "That he entered the house of God, and ate the bread loaves consecrated for the Lord, and he gave [from it] to those that were with him, that which was not Lawful to be eaten, except for the high priests alone."
5. And he told them, "That, [indeed,] the Lord of Sabbath is the Son of Man."
6. And it happened the following Sabbath, he entered the temple and taught. And there was a man there whose right hand was withered,
7. And the scribes and Pharisees were observing [Jesus, to see] if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could become devilish [against] him.*
8. But he knew their intentions, he said to the man with the withered hand, "Rise and come to the middle of the synagogue." And as he came and stood,
9. Jesus said to them, "I ask you what is Lawful to do on the Sabbath, to do good or evil? To [proffer] Life to a soul or to [send someone] to oblivion?"
10. And he gazed at all of them, and he said to [the man,] "Extend your hand!" And he extended it, and he regained* his hand and sensation.
11. But they were filled with rage* and talked one with the other*, "What shall we do with him?"*
12. And it happened in those days, that Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and there he commenced in Godly prayer.
13. And as he [set] the commencement he called his disciples and chose twelve from them, these whose name is the apostles.
14. Simon, whose name is Keepa [Peter,] and Andrew, his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
15. And Matthew and Thomas, and James, son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the zealot,
16. And Judas, son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the betrayer.
17. And Jesus went down with them and he stood in a clearance, together* with a great crowd of his disciples, and great crowds of people, from all of Judea and from Jerusalem and from the seaside of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to hear his word*, so that they would be healed of their illnesses.
18. And those who were tormented by evil spirits, and they were [also] healed.
19. And all the crowd wanted to go near him, for power emanated from him, and he healed them all.
20. And he raised his eyes over his disciples and said,
"Blessed are you poor that yours is the Kingdom of God.
21. "Blessed are those that hunger now who will be satisfied.
Blessed are those who cry now who will laugh.
22. "Blessed are you who are hated by humanity
...and discriminated against,* and scandalized,
......and your name is projected as evil--
.........on behalf of the Son of Man;
23. "Rejoice on that day and celebrate,
...for your recompense is great in heaven.
For this is what their forefathers did to the prophets.
24. "However, woe to you wealthy, who have received your desire,
Woe to you satiated, who will hunger.
25. "Woe to you who laugh now that will cry and wail.
26. "Woe to you about whom humanity says, "Beautiful!"
For this is what their forefathers said* to the false prophets.
27. "But to you who listen, I say, Love your enemies,
And do good* to those who hate you,
28. "And bless those who curse you,
And pray for those who exploit you.*
29. "And whoever criticizes you,
...minister to them still,*
And whosoever takes [away] your cloak,
...give them also your tunic.
30. "Whoever asks you [for something]
...give [it] to them,
And whoever [thus] takes what is yours,
...do not want [it back.]
31. "And however [way] you wish to be treated by human beings,
...likewise you also treat them.
32. "For if you [only] love those who love you,
...where is your goodness?
For the sinners also love those who are kind to them.
33. "If you do that which is good to those who treat you well,
...where is your goodness?
For even the sinners do the same.
34. "And if you are dutiful toward those
...whom you hope will repay you,
......where is your goodness?
Even sinners perform duties for sinners,
...so as to be repaid.
35. "However, love your enemies and do good by them,
...and perform duties for them,
......and do not disappoint people,*
.........and your recompense will be great.
And you shall be the children of the Most High,
...who heals the evil person and the sinner.
36. Be thus merciful as your Father is also merciful.
37. Do not judge and do not bring judgment.
Do not oppress and do not condemn.
Release and you shall be released.
38. Give, and it shall be given to you,
...through a fine strainer,
......and shaken and poured overflowing, for you*
For by the measure that you measure,
...it shall be measured onto you."
39. And he told them a parable. "What can a blind [person] fetch [with another] blind person? Will they not both fall in the pit?
40. "There is no disciple who is greater than his master. For whoever develops to maturity becomes like his master.
41. "Then why do you see a straw* in your brother's eye, but the beam in your own eye you did not see?
42. "Or how can you tell your brother, '[My] brother, let me take out the straw from your eye,' [when] behold, you did not see the beam in your own eye? Hypocrites, first take out the beam from your eye, and then you are able to see so as to remove the straw from your brother's eye.
43. "Neither there is a good tree that produces wicked fruits, nor a wicked tree that produces good fruits.
44. "For every tree is known by its fruits. For neither do they pick figs from thorns, nor do they pluck grapes from [their] bushes.
45. "The good man from the good intentions of his heart produces goodness, and the wicked man from the evil intentions of his heart produces evil. For the lips speak when there are mixed feelings.*
46. "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and nothing I tell you, you do?
47. "Whoever comes to me and hears my words and obeys them, I will show you whom he resembles.
48. "He resembles the man who builds a house, and he digs and he goes deep and he sets the foundation on rock. Then when the flood comes, it touches the house but cannot move it. For its foundation was set on rock.
49. "And the one who hears but does not obey, resembles the man who builds his house on soil without a foundation. And when the river touches it, it falls in that very hour and the fall of that house is great indeed.*"
*6:7 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction retained: "Chew adversely against him."
*6:10 Lit. Ar. id.: "Laid out."
*6:11 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sour." Bitterness.
*6:11 Lit. Ar. expression: "One with one."
*6:11 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "That what to do to Jesus."
*6:17.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And...."
*6:17.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Manifestation."
*6:22 Lit. Ar. expression: "And they divide you."
*6:26 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Did."
*6:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Handsome."
*6:28 Lit. Ar. expression: "And pray for those who contrive to make you inadequate or lacking."
*6:29 Lit. Ar. expression: "And [they] who strike over your face, offer them the other.
*6:35 Lit. Ar. expression: "Cut a human [being's] hope.
*6:38 Lit. Ar. expression: "Into [the sack] by your side."
*6:45 Lit. Ar. expression: "From two-heartedness speak the lips."
*6:49 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And it happens its fall is great of that house."
1. And as he concluded all his words that he wanted the people to hear, Jesus set off for Capernaum.
2. One of the servants of a centurion was ill, but he was valuable to him and near death.
3. And he heard [of] Jesus and he sent Jewish elders to him, and he wanted of [Jesus] as though to come and give him life.
4. Those who came to Jesus, wanted to [merely] ask him perfunctorily* and they said, "He is deserving to have this [service] done for him,
5. "For [the centurion] has been kind to our nation and he has even built us a synagogue."
6. Then Jesus went with them. As he was not far from the house, [the centurion] sent [one of] his centurion friends, and said to him, "Lord, do not enter, for I do not deserve to have you enter under my roof.
7. "Because of that I did not find it appropriate to come to you myself, except, just declare the manifestation and the healing will be done for you.
8. "For I too am a man who is under obligation of authority and has under his command* soldiers. And I say to this one go and he goes, and to the other come and he comes. And to my servant to do this and he does it."
9. As Jesus heard these [things,] he marvelled at him and he answered and said to the crowd that followed him, "I am telling you, not even among [the children of] Israel you will find this [much] faith."
10. And those who were sent, set off for home and found the servant that was ill, to have been [made] well.
11. And it happened on the following day that he went to the town by the name of Nain and his disciples [were] with him, and a large crowd.
12. And as he neared the gate of the town, he saw that they were mourning a dead [person] who was an only child for his mother, and his mother was a widow.
13. Jesus then saw her and was merciful to her and he said to her, "Do not cry."
14. And he approached the coffin and those who bore it ahead. And he said, "Young man, to you I say, rise!"
15. And the dead [person] sat up and began talking, and [Jesus] gave him to his mother.
16. And all the people were taken up with fear and they glorified God and said, "Behold*, a great prophet has risen among us and God reigns his people."
17. And the word was out about him in all of Judea and in all the country surrounding them.
18. And all of John's disciples [ran and] informed him about everything.
19. And John called two of his disciples, and he sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are you the one who comes, or shall we hold [off] for another?"
20. And they came to Jesus and said to him, "John the Baptist sent us to you and he says, 'Are you the one that Comes, or shall we hold [off] for another?' "
21. Through Jesus in that very hour, many were healed of their sicknesses and their plagues and their demonic possessions, and many blind [people] were given to see.
22. And Jesus replied and said, "Go tell John everything that you saw and heard, that the blind see and the paralytics walk and the lepers clean and the dumb speak and the dead risen and the poor full of hope.
23. "And blessed are they who are not hostile to me."
24. But as John's disciples went, Jesus began to tell the crowds about John,
"Who did you go out to the desert to see?
...A reed moved by the Spirit?
25. " And if not, what did you go out to see?
...A man dressed in fine [linen]?
Behold, those who are glorified by clothing and walk in ceremony,
....are from the house of kings.
26. "And if not, who did you go out to see, a prophet?
Yes, indeed, I tell you, and greater than a prophet!
27. "Such is written about him, that,
'Behold, I shall send my angel to [stand] before your face,
So as to provide the path before us.'
28. "I am telling you, there is no prophet born of a women*
...who is greater than John the Baptist.
But the smallest one in the Kingdom of God, is greater than him.
29. "And all the people who heard, even the money changers,
...were sanctified by God,* through the baptism of John.*
30. "But the Pharisees and scribes,
...inside themselves denigrated the will of God,
......hence they did not become baptized.
31. "What does a human being of this generation resemble?
...And whom do they resemble?
32. "They resemble children sitting in the marketplace,
...and crying out to their friends and saying,
'We sang for you, and you did not dance,
...and we grieved for you, and you did not cry.'
33. "For there came John the Baptist,
...neither eating bread or drinking wine,
And you said, 'There is a demon in him'
34. "There came the Son of Man, eating and drinking,
...and you said, 'Behold, a man who eats and drinks wine,
And the friend of money changers and sinners.'
35. "And the wisdom of those children was confirmed.*"
36. Then came a Pharisee who asked [Jesus] to dine* with him. And he went off to the house of the Pharisee [for] dinner.
37. And there was a sinful woman in that town, and as she learned that it was at that house of the Pharisee he was [going] to dine, she set up a jar of incense,
38. And she fell at his feet,* and she cried and began to wet his feet with her tears and wipe them with her hair*, and she kissed his feet and anointed [them with] incense.
39. As the Pharisee observed the one whom he had invited,* he thought to himself and said, "If this one were a prophet, he would have known who she is and what she is,* that she is a sinner this woman that approached him."
40. But Jesus replied and told him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He then said to [Jesus,] "Say it, Rabbi," and Jesus told him,
41. "There were two borrowers who were [obligated] to an owner. One owed him five hundred dinars and the other fifty.
42. "And they could not pay,* [so he] forgave them both. But then, which one of them was more obliged to him?"
43. Simon replied and said, "I expect the one who was forgiven the most." Jesus said to him, "You judged constructively."
44. And he responded with respect to that woman and said to Simon,
"Do you see this woman?
I came to your house,
...you did not provide water for my feet.
But she washed my feet with her tears,
...and wiped them with her hair.
45. "You did not kiss me.
But, behold, since she came in,
...she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
46. "You did not anoint my head with oil,
...but she anointed my feet with incense oil.
47. "In return for this, I tell you,
...her many sins have been forgiven,
For she has shown great love.
...Whoever is forgiven little, loves little."
48. And he said to that woman, "Your sins have been forgiven."
49. Then those who were dining [with them] began to say inside themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50. Jesus then said to that woman, "Your faith has given you Life, go in peace."
*7:4 Lit. Ar. id. "Idly."
*7:4 Lit. Ar. id. "Hand."
*7:16 Lit. Ar. id. "That."
*7:28 Lit. Ar. expression: "By the birthing of female human [beings.]"
*7:29.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Revered to God."
*7:29.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "That were baptized by the baptism of John."
*7:35 Lit. Ar. expression: "And justified the wisdom from all the offspring."
*7:36 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Chew."
*7:38.1 Lit. Ar. expression: "And before him she collapsed by his feet."
*7:38.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Hair of her head."
*7:39.1 Lit. Ar. expression: "And before him she collapsed by his feet."
*7:39.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Hair of her head."
*7:42 Lit. Ar. expression: "And that they had not to pay."
1. And after this Jesus went around in the towns and villages and he would preach and proffer the Kingdom of God, and the Twelve [accompanied] him.
2. And [also] the women that were healed of their sicknesses and evil spirits, Mary, who is called Magdalene, out of whom seven demons were cast out,
3. And Joanna, the wife of Chuza, governess of Herod, and Susanna and many others, those that ministered to them out of their earnings.
4. And as a great crowd gathered, and as they came to him from many towns, he spoke to them in parables,
5. "The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the road and was trampled and eaten by birds.
6. "And some fell on the plain and according to its time it germinated, but as it had no moisture, it died.
7. "And other fell between thistles and the thisles grew out and choked it.
8. "And other seed fell on good and beautiful soil and it grew and yielded fruits one hundred folds." As he said these [things,] he cried out and said, "Whoever has ears that hear, listen!"
9. And his disciples asked him, "What was this parable about?"
10. So he told them, "To you, however, it was given to know the Mass of the Kingdom of God, but to the others, it will be told in parables, since they can see but did not perceive, and since they can hear but do not learn.
11. "They are [like] the parable. The sower is the Manifestation of God.
12. "Those that grew by the road, are the ones that hear the Manifestation, and there came the enemy and took the Manifestation from their heart, so as they may not believe and Live.
13. "Those that grew on the plain, those are the ones that whatever they hear, happily they accept it as the Manifestation, and they have no root, except their faith is seasonal, and in time of scarcity they become troubled.
14. "The one that falls among the weeds, are those that hear the Manifestation, and [yet] are choked by the hustle and bustle and products of the world, and produce no fruit.
15. "But the one that [falls] in good soil, those are the ones that hear the Manifestation with good and generous heart, and they take on and give off fruits through the testimony of Faith.
16. "No human being lights a lamp and covers it with a plate or sets it below the bed, except they place it above the lamp stand, so that whoever enters can see its light.
17. "There is nothing hidden that is not revealed, and [nothing] that is covered up that is not known and become revealed.
18. "Look at what you hear. Whoever has [something,] it is because they were given it, and whoever does not, even that which they anticipated was theirs, will be taken away from them."
19. Then his mother and brethren came to him and did not find him so they could speak with him, because of the crowd.
20. And they told him, "Your mother and brethren are standing outside and wish to see you."
21. He replied and told them, "Those are the ones who are my mother and brothers, those that hear the Manifestation of God and obey it."
22. It happened on one of those days, Jesus went up and sat in the vessel, him and his disciples.
23. And he told them, "Let us cross to the [other side] of the sea." And as they set off, Jesus slept himself. And there was a movement of the spirit in the sea, and the vessel was near sinking.
24. And they [came] near to make him aware and they said to him, "Our Lord! Our Lord! We are perishing!" Then he rose and rebuked the spirit and the troubled waters and they rested and there was calm.
25. And he said to them, "Where is your faith?" So as they trembled, they wondered and said one to another, "Who is this who commands even the spirit and the troubled waters and the sea and they hear him?"
26. And they set off and came to the country of Gerasenes, which is across from Galilee.
27. And as Jesus came out on land, [suddenly] he was accosted by a man, from the town, who was demonically possessed for a long time. And he neither wore clothes nor lived in a house, except in the graveyards.
28. As he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell before him, and said in a loud voice, "What do we need you for, Jesus Son of God in the Highest? I beg you, do not condemn me."
29. Jesus commanded the evil spirit to exit from the human being. For it was a long time that he was possessed by it and he was tied with ropes and he would undo his bindings and he would be taken up by the demon toward the wilderness.
30. So Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He told him, "Legion." For he was possessed by many demons.
31. And they begged [Jesus] not to cast them out [and end up] going to the abyss.
32. However, there was a great herd of swine who were feeding on the mountain. And they begged him to allow them to possess the swine, and he allowed them.
33. And the demons emerged out of the man and possessed the swine. And in that very hour the whole herd went to the edge of the cliff and fell into the bay and drowned.
34. As the swineherds saw what happened, they ran and informed [everyone] in the towns and villages.
35. And people went out to see the things that happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man whose demons had been cast out, as he was now dressed up and sitting humbly by the feet of Jesus, and they were awestruck*.
36. And they were informed by those who had seen [the whole thing,] how the demonically possessed man had been healed.
37. And all the Gerasenes crowd wanted him to be sent away from them, because a great fear had come upon them. And Jesus then climbed aboard the vessel and set off from them.
38. But the man whose demons had been cast out, wanted to be with [Jesus.] And Jesus released him and told him,
39. "Set off for your home, and inform [everyone] about the thing that God did for you." And he went and preached in all the towns the thing that Jesus did for him.
40. And as Jesus arrived, he was met by a great crowd, for they all looked forward to seeing him.
41. And a man whose name was Jairus, head of the synagogue, fell at the feet of Jesus, and begged him to go to his house.
42. For he had an old child girl, of about the age of twelve, and she was near death. And as Jesus went with him, a great crowd pressed him.
43. And a woman who hemorrhaged* for twelve years, whose entire earnings went out to physicians*, and found no one who could heal her;
44. She approached [Jesus] from behind and she reached the hem of his clothing, and at once her hemorrhaging stopped*.
45. And Jesus said, "Who came near me?" And as all of them swore [denial,] Simon the Rock [Peter] and those with him said, "Our Lord, the crowd is squeezing and pressing you and you say who came near me?"
46. But [Jesus] said, "Someone* came near me, for I know that power emanated from me."
47. That woman, seeing that she could not hide it, came shaking and fell [at the feet of Jesus] and worshipped him, and she declared to all those people the reason why she approached [Jesus] and how she was healed at once.
48. Then Jesus said to her, "Take heart, my daughter*, your faith has given you Life, go in peace."
49. And while still speaking, someone* from the house of the synagogue leader came and told [the latter,] "Your daughter has died. Do not bother* the educator.
50. But Jesus heard it and said to the little girl's father, "Do not lose faith*. Just believe and she will live."
51. Then Jesus came to the house, and he did not leave anyone* with her, except for Simon and James and John and the father of the little girl and her mother.
52. They had been all crying and writhing over her. Then Jesus said, "Do not cry, for she is not dead, except she sleeps."
53. And they laughed at him since they knew that she died.
54. And [Jesus] took her by the hand and declared and said, "Sleeping girl, rise!"
55. And her spirit returned to her and at once she got up, and Jesus ordered that they bring her [something] to eat.
56. And her parents were amazed. Jesus then forewarned them that they must not tell anyone* about what* happened.
*8:35 Lit. Ar. id.: "Submissive."
*8:43.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Had blood flow."
*8:43.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "House of Healers."
*8:44 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech "Her blood congealed."
*8:46 Lit. Ar. id.: "A human [being.]"
*8:48 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "My girl."
*8:49.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Human [being.]"
*8:49.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Put to work."
*8:50 Lit. Ar. id.: "Succumb."
*8:51 Lit. Ar. id.: "No human."
*8:56.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "No human."
*8:56.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "The thing."
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