Shema Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is One! Blessed be the name of His glorious kingdom, forever and ever. Amein.
John 11:17-27 So when Yeshua arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was about two miles from Jerusalem. Many Jews had come to comfort Martha and Mary over their brother. When Martha heard that Yeshua was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. The Source with Hebraic adaptation by Rabbi Lutton
Martha said to Yeshua, “Lord, if you’d been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. Anyway, even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.” “Your brother will rise up!” Yeshua told her. Martha said, “Yes, I know that he will rise up in the resurrection on the Last Day.”
“I am the resurrection and the life,” Yeshua said. “The person who believes me will live, even if they die, and everyone who lives and believes me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said, “Yes, Lord. I firmly believe that you are the Anointed One, the Son of God, the One who was to come into the world.”
After she said this she went back, called her sister aside and said, “The teacher is here asking for you.” As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to meet him. Yeshua hadn’t reached the village yet, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who had been with Mary in the house, comforting her,
saw how fast she got up and ran out, they followed her because they thought she was going to the tomb to cry. When Mary reached the place where Yeshua was and saw him, she fell down in front of him and said, “Lord, if you’d been here, my brother wouldn’t have died!”
When Yeshua saw her crying, and the Jews who’d come along with her crying too, he was deeply moved in his spirit and was overcome with intense emotion. “Where have you put him?” he asked.
“Come and see, Lord,” they said. Yeshua cried. So the Jews said, “Look how much he liked him!” But some of them said, “Surely this person who had the ability to restore sight to the blind person could have prevented this one’s death.”
John 11:38-44 So Yeshua, once again deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take the stone away,” he said. But Martha, the sister of the person who had died, said, “Lord, there’s a bad smell by now – it’s the fourth day! Yeshua said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see God’s splendor?”
So they took the stone away. Then Yeshua looked upwards and said, “Father, thanks for listening to me. I know for sure that you always listen to me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, so that they will believe that you sent me.”
After he said this, he shouted loudly, “Lazarus, come out here!” The person who had been dead came out. His hands and feet were wrapped up with linen bandages, and there was a cloth around his face. Yeshua said to them, “Unwrap him! Set him free!”
John 11:45-48 Many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary and had seen what Yeshua did, believed him. But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them what Yeshua had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the High Council. They said, “So what are we doing about the fact that this person is performing so many miraculous signs?
If we let him go on like this, then everyone will believe him, and then the Romans will come and take away not only the Temple but our nation as well!”
John 11:49-53 Then one of them by the name of Caiaphas, who was chief priest that year, spoke up. “You people don’t know anything! You’re not taking into account that you will be far better off if one person dies for the people, instead of the whole nation perishing!”
He didn’t say this of his own accord, but being the chief priest that year he had prophesied that Yeshua was destined to die for the Jewish nation, and not only for the Jewish nation, but also for God’s scattered children, in order to bring them together and to unite them. So from that moment on they planned to kill Yeshua.
John 11:54 So Yeshua no longer moved around openly, boldly and freely among the Jews. Instead he left there and went off to an area near the desert, to a city called Ephraim, and stayed there with the disciples.
John 11:55-57 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many people went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. They kept looking out for Yeshua. As they were standing in the Temple they kept asking each other, “What do you think? Do you think that he’s not coming after all?”
But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that if anyone found out where Yeshua was, they must report it so that Yeshua could be arrested.
Mark 10:32-34 They were on their way up to Jerusalem. Yeshua was leading the way. The disciples were shocked, but those who followed were afraid. Yeshua took the Twelve aside again and told them what was going to happen to him. “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Human Being will be betrayed to the chief priests and Bible scholars.
They will condemn him to death and they will hand him over to the non-Jews. The non-Jews will make fun of him and spit on him, violently beat him with a Roman whip of leather straps embedded with metal designed to rip of the flesh, and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”
Luke 18:31-34 Yeshua took the Twelve aside and said, “We’re going up to Jerusalem now, and everything that was written by the prophets about the Human Being is about to happen. He will be handed over to the non-Jews.
They will poke fun at him, insult him, spit on him, beat him with the Roman whip embedded with metal strips designed to rip off the flesh, and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” The disciples didn’t have a clue about what he was talking about. The concepts were hidden from them, and they didn’t understand the meaning.
Matthew 20:17-19 As Yeshua was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said, “Hey, we’re going up to Jerusalem, and the Human Being will be betrayed to the chief priests and the Bible scholars, and they will condemn him to be executed!
They will give him to the non-Jews who will make fun of him and beat him with the Roman whip embedded with metal spurs designed to rip off the flesh, and crucify him. On the third day he will rise again!”
Mark 10:35-40 James and John, Zebedee’s sons, went to him and said, “Teacher, we want you to do something for us – whatever we want!” “Well, what do you want me to do for you?” Yeshua asked. They answered, “Let one of us sit on your right side, and the other on your left, in your splendor!”
“You don’t know what you’re asking!” Yeshua said. “Can you suffer the suffering that I’m undergoing or be baptized with the baptism that I’m being baptized with?” “We sure can!” they said.
But Yeshua said, “You will indeed suffer the suffering that I’m undergoing, and you will indeed be baptized with the baptism that I’m being baptized with, but to sit at my right or left side – it’s not up to me to grant that. These places belong to the ones they’ve been prepared for.”
Mark 10:41-45 When the ten heard about this, they got annoyed with James and John. Yeshua called them over and said, “You know that the so-called rulers of the non-Jews act like big shots over them and their high officials wield authority over them.
Not so with you – those of you who want to be important must be your servants, and whoever wants to be important must be everyone’s servant. The Son of Man did not come to be served – he came to serve, and to give his life as the ransom price in the place of many people.”
Matthew 20:20-23 The mother of Zebedee’s sons came to him with her sons. She knelt down and asked something from him. “What do you want?” Yeshua asked. She answered, “Give permission for these two sons of mine to have the highest places of honor in your Kingdom, one sitting on your right side and the other on the left!”
“You don’t know what you’re asking!” Yeshua responded. “Are you able to experience the suffering I am about to experience?” “Yes we can!” they insisted.
“You will certainly experience the suffering I am about to experience!” Yeshua told them. “But it’s not up to me to say who will sit in places of honor, at my right side and at my left! My Father has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen.”
Matthew 20:24-28 When the ten heard, they were annoyed with the two brothers. Yeshua called them over. He said, “You know that the rulers of the non-Jews act like big shots over them, and their high officials make sure they use their authority over them. You are not to do this!
The person who wants to become important needs to be your servant, and the person who wants to be the most prominent, needs to be your slave. In the same way the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to exchange his life for those who are held hostage!”
Mark 10:46-52 Yeshua and his disciples arrived in Jericho. As they were leaving the city along with a considerable crowd, a blind person called Bartimaeus (Timaeus’s son) was sitting beside the road begging. When he heard that it was Yeshua of Nazareth, he started shouting, “Yeshua, David’s descendant, have mercy on me!”
Many people sharply told him to shut up, but that only made him shout even more, “David’s descendant, have mercy on me!” Yeshua stopped and said, “Call him!” They called to the blind person, “Cheer up! Get up! He’s calling you!” He threw his coat away and sprang up and went over to Yeshua.
“What do you want me to do for you?” Yeshua asked. “My Lord, let me see again!” exclaimed the blind person. Yeshua said, “Go home, your faith has rescued and preserved you!” Immediately he got his sight back, and followed Yeshua along the road.
Luke 18:35-43 As Yeshua approached Jericho, there was a blind person sitting by the side of the road begging. When he heard the crowd passing, he asked what was happening. They announced, “Yeshua of Nazareth is going past.” He called out, “Yeshua, David’s descendant, have mercy on me!”
The people who were leading the way told him sharply to shut up, but this only made him shout even louder, “David’s descendant, have mercy on me!” Yeshua stood still and ordered them to bring the person over. When he got close, Yeshua asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he answered. “Then see!” Yeshua said. “Your faith has rescued and preserved you.” Straight away he could see, and he followed Yeshua, praising God. The whole crowd saw it, and they praised God too.
Matthew 20:29-34 As they were leaving Jericho, a big crowd followed him. There were two blind people sitting beside the road. When they heard that Yeshua was going past, they yelled out, “Have pity on us, Lord, David’s descendant!” The crowd told them sharply to be quiet, but they yelled out even louder, “Have pity on us, Lord, David’s descendant!”
Yeshua stood still and called out, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, we want to see!” they replied. Yeshua had compassion. He touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed him.
Luke 19:1-10 Yeshua entered Jericho and was passing through. There was a man there whose name was Zacchaeus. He was a wealthy Tax Superintendent. He wanted to see who Yeshua was, but as he was short he wasn’t able to see because of the crowd. So he ran on ahead and climbed a fig- mulberry tree which was right on Yeshua’ path, in order to see him.
When Yeshua reached the spot, he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, hurry up and come down. This very day I must stay at your house.” So Zacchaeus came down right away and welcomed Yeshua happily. All the people saw this and started complaining, “He’s gone to stay at a sinner’s house!”
Then Zacchaeus stood up and said, “Lord! I’m going to give half of what I own to the financially poor, and I’m going to pay back four times as much to all the people I’ve ever cheated.” Yeshua said to him, “Today salvation has come upon this house, because this person too is a descendant of Abraham. The Son of Man came to look for and save those who are lost.”
Luke 19:11-15 While the people were listening, Yeshua told them another example. He did this because they were near Jerusalem and the people thought that God’s Realm was about to appear at any moment.
He said, “A certain person of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king, and then return. He called in ten of his own slave servants and gave them a large sum of money worth about two and half year’s wages. He instructed them, ‘Carry on a business with this money while I’m away.”
“His fellow citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this person to take up the kingship over us!’ At any rate, he was made king, and returned home. Then he sent for the slave servants to find out what profit they’d made on the money by doing business.
Luke 19:16-17 “The first one said, ‘Sir, your sum of money worth 3 month’s wages has earned 10 times more!” “‘Good on you, you excellent servant!’ the boss replied. ‘Since you’ve been so trustworthy in a very small matter, I’m going to put you in charge of 10 cities!”
Luke 19:18-19 “The second one said, ‘Sir, your sum of money worth 3 month’s wages has earned 5 times more!’ “‘I’m putting you in charge of 5 cities!’ the boss replied.
Luke 19:20-21 “Then the other servant said, ‘Sir, here is your sum of money worth 3 month’s wages! I kept it stored away, wrapped in piece of cloth. I was afraid of you, as I know you’re a severe person! You can make money from practically nothing!”
Luke 19:22-27 “The boss replied, ‘You wicked servant! I will judge you by your own words! So, you knew I was a severe person! You knew that I can make money from practically nothing! Well then, you should have deposited my money with the public bankers, so when I came back I would have had the interest!’
“Then he said to the people who were standing around, ‘Take away the sum of money worth 3 month’s wages, and give it to the one who’s got the large sum of money worth about two and half year’s wages.’ “But they said, ‘Sir, that person already has the large sum of money worth about two and half year’s wages!”
“He replied, ‘I tell you – to the person who has, more will be given, but to the person who doesn’t have, what they do have will be taken away.’ “Now as for those enemies of mine who didn’t want me to be king over them – bring them here and execute them right here in front of me!”