The Preaching Of Mathai The Apostle – Chapters 1 – 4
THE HOLY GOSPEL: THE PREACHING OF MATHAI THE APOSTLE. BY THE STRENGTH OF OUR LORD AND OUR ALOHA JESHU MESHICHA, WE BEGIN TO WRITE THE BOOK OF THE HOLY GOSPEL; AND FIRST, THE GOSPEL, THE PREACHING OF MATHAI.
THE RECORD of the generation of Jeshu the Meshicha, son of David, son of Abraham. Abraham begat Ishok, Ishok begat Jakub, Jakub begat Jehuda and his brethren, Jehuda begat Pharets and Zoroch from Thomar.
Pharets begat Hetsron, Hetsron begat Arom, Arom begat Aminodob, Aminodob begat Nachshun, Nachshun begat Salmun, Salmun begat Booz from Rochab, Booz begat Ubid from Ruth, Ubid begat Ishai, Ishai begat David the king; David begat Shelemun from [her who had been] the wife of Uria; Shelemun begat Rehebaam, Rehebaam begat Abia, Abia begat Asa, Asa begat Johushaphat, Johushaphat begat Jurom, Jurom begat Uzia, Uzia begat Juthom, Juthom begat Ahaz, Ahaz begat Hezakia, Hezakia begat Menasha, Menasha begat Amun, Amun begat Jushia, Jushia begat Jukania and his brethren at the exile of Bobel. And after the exile of Bobel Jukania begat Shalathiel, Shalathiel begat Zurbobel, Zurbobel begat Abiud, Abiud begat Aliakim, Aliakim begat Ozur, Ozur begat Zoduk, Zoduk begat Akin, Akin begat Aliud, Aliud begat Aliozar, Aliozar begat Mathan, Mathan begat Jakub, Jakub begat Jauseph, husband of Mariam, of whom was born JESHU who is called the Meshicha. 1
Thus all the generations from Abraham to David (were) fourteen generations; and from David to the exile of Bobel, fourteen generations; and from the exile of Bobel to the Meshicha, fourteen generations.
NOW the nativity of Jeshu the Meshicha was thus:
While Mariam his mother was betrothed to Jauseph, before they could be consociated, she was found to be with child from the Spirit of Holiness. But Jauseph her husband was just, and, not willing to defame her, meditated privately to release her.
But while (on) these (things) he reflected, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said to him, Jauseph, son of David, fear not to take Mariam thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is from the Spirit of Holiness.
She shall give birth to a son, and thou shalt call his name JESHU; for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that what was spoken from the Lord by 2 the prophet might be fulfilled:
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth the son, and they shall call his name Amanuel; which is interpreted, With us (is) our Aloha.
Then Jauseph, when he had arisen from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife; and knew her not until she had given birth to her son, the firstborn; and she called his name Jeshu.
1 Pronounced Meshee’ha.
2 By the hand of the prophet.
The Preaching Of Mathai The Apostle – Chapter 2ܡܬܝ
NOW when Jeshu was born in Beth-lechem of Jehuda, in the days of Herodes the king, there came Magians 3 from the East to Urishlem:
and they said,
Where is the king of the Jews 4 who is born ? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
But Herodes the king heard, and was troubled, and all Urishlem with him.
And he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, and anxiously inquired of them where the Meshicha should be born.
But they said,
In Beth-lechem of Jehuda; for so it is written in the prophet:
Also thou, Beth-lechem of Jehuda, wast not the least among the kings of Jehuda; for from thee shall come forth the king who shall be as a shepherd to my people Isroel.
Then Herodes privately called the Magians, and learned from them at what time the star appeared to them:
and he sent them to Beth-lechem, and said to them,
Go and inquire diligently concerning the child; and when you have found him, come, show me, and I also will go and will worship him.
But they, when they had heard the king, went forth; and, lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, proceeded before them, until it came and stood over against where the child was.
Now when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.
And they entered the house, and beheld the child with Mariam his mother; and they fell down, and worshipped him.
And they opened their treasures, and offered unto him oblations; gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
And it was shown to them in a dream, that they should not return unto Herodes; so, by another way, they went unto their place.
AND when they were gone, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream unto Jauseph, and
said to him,
Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Metsreen, and there be until I tell thee; for it will be that Herodes will seek the child, that he may destroy him.
Then Jauseph arose, took up the child and his mother, and fled by night into Metsreen, and was there until the death of Herodes.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken from the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Out of Metsreen have I called my son.
Then Herodes, when he saw that he had been deluded by the Magians, was greatly wroth,
and sent (and) killed all the children of Beth-lechem, and all its limits, from two years and under, 5 according to the time which he had inquired from the Magians.
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Eramio the prophet, who said,
A cry was heard in Rometha; weeping and great lamentation; Rochel weeping for her children, and not willing to be comforted, because they are not.
BUT when Herodes, the king, was dead, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Jauseph in Metsreen, and said to him,
Arise, take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Isroel; for they are dead who sought the life of the child.
And Jauseph arose, (and) took the child and his mother, and came into the land of Isroel.
But when he heard that Arkelaos was the king in Jehud, instead of Herodes his father, he was afraid to go thither:
and it was shown to him in a dream, that he should go into the region of Galila.
And he came and dwelt in a city which is called Natsrath.
So would be fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, that a Nazarene 6 he should be called.
5 A son of two years.
The Preaching Of Mathai The Apostle – Chapter 3
NOW in those days came Juchanon 7 the baptizer preaching in the desert of Jehud, and saying,
Repent! the kingdom of heaven hath drawn nigh.
For this is he of whom it was spoken by Eshaia the prophet:
The voice which crieth in the desert,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths plain.
But this Juchanon, his clothing was of the hair of camels, with a loins-belt of leather upon his loins; and his food was locusts and wilderness-honey.
Then went forth to him Urishlem, 8 and all Jehud, and the whole country about Jurdan; and
were baptized of him in Jurdan, the river, while they were confessing their sins.
But when he saw many of the Pharishee and Zodukoyee coming to be baptized, he said to them,
Generation of vipers, who hath showed you to escape from the wrath that cometh?
Work, therefore, fruits which are suitable to repentance.
Neither ruminate and say within yourselves, that Abraham is father to us; for I say to you that Aloha is able from these stones to raise up sons unto Abraham.
But, behold, the axe lieth at the root of the trees; every tree, therefore, which maketh not good fruit is cut down and falleth into the fire.
I, indeed, baptize you with water unto repentance; but He who cometh after me is mightier than I; he, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear,
-he baptizeth you with the Spirit of Holiness and with fire.
He (it is) whose fan is in his hand, and, purifying his floors, the wheat he gathereth into his garner, but the chaff he burneth with the fire that is not quenched.
Then came Jeshu from Galila unto Jurdan to Juchanan to be baptized of him.
But Juchanon prohibited him, and said,
I need from thee to be baptized, and hast thou come unto me?
But Jeshu answered and said unto him,
Permit [this] now; for thus it becometh us to accomplish all righteousness.
And then he permitted him.
But when Jeshu was baptized, he immediately ascended from the waters; and the heaven was opened unto him; and he saw the Spirit of Aloha, who descended, like the dove, and came upon him.
And, lo, the voice from heaven, which said,
This (is) my Son, the Beloved, in whom I have delighted.
7 Or, Yu’hanan.
8 Pron. Oorishlem.
The Preaching Of Mathai The Apostle – Chapter 4
THEN Jeshu was led by the Spirit of Holiness into the desert, that he should be tempted by the Accuser.
And he fasted forty days and forty nights; but afterward he hungered.
And he who tempteth approached and said,
If the Son thou art of Aloha, say that these stones shall become bread.
But he answered and said,
It is written that not by bread alone liveth the Son of man, but by every word which proceedeth from the mouth of Aloha.
Then the Accuser taketh him to the holy city, and caused him to stand on the pinnacle of the temple; and said to him,
If the Son thou art of Aloha, throw thyself down; for it is written that his angels he shall command concerning thee, and upon their hands they shall bear thee, that thou strike not against a stone thy foot.
Jeshu said to him,
Again it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy Aloha.
Again the Accuser took him to a mountain which is exceeding high, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and said to him,
These all to thee will I give, if thou wilt fall and worship me,
Then said Jeshu to him,
Away with thee, Satana ! for it is written that the Lord thy Aloha thou shalt worship, and him only thou shalt serve.
Then the Accuser left him, and, behold, the angels drew nigh and ministered unto him.
BUT when Jeshu heard that Juchanan was perfected, he removed into Galila.
And he left Natsrath, and came and dwelt in Kaphar-Nachum by the sea-side 9 on the borders of Zabolon and of Naptholi.
That the thing might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Eshaia, who said,
The land of Zabolon, the land of Naptholi, the way of the sea beyond Jurdan, Galila of the peoples.
The people who sat in darkness the great light hath seen; and they who have sat in the region and shadow of death, the light has arisen upon them.
From that time began Jeshu to preach, and to say,
Repent ! for the kingdom of heaven hath drawn nigh.
And while he walked by the sea of Galila, he saw two brethren, Shemun who was called Kipha, and Andreas his brother, who were casting their nets into the sea, for they were fishers.
And Jeshu said to them,
Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
And they immediately forsook their nets and went after him.
And when he had passed thence, he saw two other brethren, Jakub-bar-Zabdai and Juchanan his brother, in a vessel with Zabdai their father, repairing their nets:
and Jeshu called them; and they forthwith left the vessel and their father, and went after him.
And Jeshu perambulated all Galila, and taught in their synagogues, 1 and preached the announcement of the kingdom, and healed all disease and affliction in the people.
And his fame was heard in all Suria; and they brought to him all those who were grievously affected with various diseases, and those who were pressed down by strong pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and the paralysed; and he healed them.
And there went after him great gatherings from Galila, and from the ten cities, and from Urishlem, and from Jehud, and from beyond Jurdan.
9 By the hand of the sea.
1 Or assemblies, congregations.