TRANSLATION MATTHEW 8:1 When he came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him, and -see this!- a leper came to him, knelt before him and said, “Master, if you want to, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I want to. Become clean!” And immediately he was […]

TRANSLATION: MATTHEW 7: 28 But when Jesus brought his sayings to an end, the crowd was struck with amazement at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had power, and not like their scholars. Matthew is careful about these short passages of summary. Here the Greek starts with the phrase ‘It came […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 7:24 Everyone then who who hears these words of mine and does them can be likened to an intelligent man who built his house upon rock. The rain came down, the flash-floods came, the wind blew and beat against that house, and it did not fall, for its foundations were set upon rock. […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 7:21 Not all of those who say to me, “Master, master,” will come into the Rule of Heaven, only the one who does the will of my father, who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, “Master, master, in your name did we not prophesy, and in your name […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 7:15 Look out for pseudo- prophets, the ones who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside are ravenous wolves. You will recognise them from their fruits. Bunches of grapes are not gathered from briers, nor figs from thistles. Likewise, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the rotten tree bears bad fruit. […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 7:13 Come in through the narrow gate for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads off to destruction; and there are many who go in through it. But how narrow the gate is, and how constricted the way that leads into life! And few people find it. The metaphor […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For those who ask, receive; and those who seek, find; and for those who knock, the door will be opened. For is there anyone amongst you, who, if his if […]

TRANSLATION 7:1 Do not pass judgement so that God may not pass judgement upon you; for you will be judged by the standard you use for judgement; and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the plank in […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 6 So I am telling you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor for your body, what you will wear. Surely life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Look to the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap or gather into […]

TRANSLATION MATTHEW 6: 22 The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is healthy your whole body will be filled with light. But if your eye is sick your whole body will be filled with darkness. If therefore the light in you is darkness, how great that darkness is! No one can […]