The New Word According to Mark Chapters 13-16

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     13[1-8] And as they went out of the place of worship, one of the followers said, “Christ, look at these stones and the buildings here!” And Yeshua answered, “You see these great buildings? There won’t be one stone left on another, that won’t be out of place.” And as they sat on the Mount of Olives next to the place of worship, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked privately, “Tell us, when this will happen? And what signs will wel have when all this begins to happen?” And Yeshua answering them began to say, “Be careful, in case anyone tries to mislead you, because many will come in My Name, saying, I am the Christ; and will mislead many people. When you hear of wars and reports of wars, don’t be uneasy because things like this will happen; but the end won’t come yet. But nation will fight against nation, and land will fight against land. There will be earthquakes in different places, and there will be a lack of food in some places and other troubles like this. These things are just the beginning of trouble.

    [9-13] But be careful for yourselves because they’ll arrest you, and bring you to courts; You’ll be beaten in the places of worship, and you’ll be brought before great rulers for My sake, and for a witness against them. The New Word must first be published throughout the whole world. So when they take away your freedom, and arrest you, don’t worry ahead of time about what you’ll say, nor think about it: but whatever is given to you at that time, speak it, because it isn’t you that speaks, but the Holy Spirit in you. Now brothers and sisters will hand over their own siblings to death, and the parent, the child; and children will turn against their parents, and will cause them to be put to death. You’ll be hated by everyone because of My Name: but whoever stays true to the end will be saved.

    [14-23] But when you see the antichrist, spoken of by Daniel the great preacher, standing where it should not, (let those who read understand) then let those who are in Judea escape to the mountains. Those who are on the rooftop shouldn’t go down into the house, nor go in to take anything out of their house. And those who are in the field shouldn’t turn back to pick up their clothing. There will be great trouble for those who are with child, and to those who are breastfeeding in those days! And pray that your escape isn’t in the winter, because there will be great trouble in those days, such as never before, from the beginning of creation, which God created, to this time, nor ever will be. And unless God shortens those days, no one would be saved: but God will shorten those days for the sake of those who God has chosen. So if anyone  says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ;’ or, ‘The Christ is there;’ don’t believe them, because false Christs and false teachers will come, and will show great signs and amazing things, to fool, even the chosen ones if that were possible. So listen carefully: I’ve told you all this ahead of time.

    [24-30] But in those days, after all that trouble, the sun will be darkened, and the moon won’t have its normal light, and the stars of heaven and the other heavenly bodies will be shaken out of their places. Then they’ll see Me coming in the clouds with great power and bright light. And then I will send My angels, and will gather together the chosen ones from every direction, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. Now learn the story of the fig tree: When its branch is still tender, and puts out its leaves, you know that summer’s near. So in this way, when you see this happening, know that the time is near, very near. The truth is that this generation of people won’t pass, till everything is finished. Heaven and earth will come to an end: but My Words won’t ever come to an end.

    [32-37] But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels in heaven, nor Me, but only Yahweh God. Listen carefully, watch and pray because you don’t know when that hour will come. It’s like someone taking a far journey, which left their house, and gave work orders to each of their workers and told the caretaker to watch. So watch because you don’t know when the owner of the house will come, at evening, or at midnight, or at dawn, or later on in the day: In case it so happens that, coming suddenly, the owner finds you sleeping. And what I tell you, I say to all who come after you, so watch!”

   14[1-2] Two days later the Passover celebration of unleavened bread came: and the leading priests and the religious leaders looked for a way to take Yeshua secretly, and put the Christ to death. But they said, “Not on the celebration day, in case the people cause an uproar.”

    [3-9] And in Bethany in the house of Simon, one of those with leprosy who was healed, as they were eating a meal, a woman, named Mary, came having an alabaster jar of very precious perfumed oil of spikenard; and she broke open the jar, and poured it on the Christ’s head. And some of those there resented it, thinking to themselves, “Why was this perfume wasted like this? It might have been sold for almost a years worth of work, and have been given to those who are poor.” And they hatefully whispered about her. And Yeshua said, “Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She’s done a good thing for me. Those who are poor will be with you always, and whenever you can, do something good for them: but you won’t always have Me with you. She’s only done what she could: she came ahead of time to anoint my body for burying. The truth is, wherever this New Word is preached throughout the whole world, this thing that she’s done will be spoken of for a memorial of her, too.”

    [10-11] Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, secretly went to the leading priests, to see if he could hand the Christ over to them. And when they heard it, they were happy, and promised to give him money. So after that he watched for the right time to hand over the Christ.

    [12-21] And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover sacrificial animals, the followers said, “Where do you want us to go and get ready to eat the Passover?” And the Christ sent out two of the followers, saying to them, “Go into the city, and you’ll find someone carrying a pitcher of water: follow them. And wherever they go in, say to the owner of the house, The Christ said, Where is the guestroom, where I’ll eat the Passover with my followers? And they’ll show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: get everything ready for us there.” And the followers went out, and came into the city, and found it all just as the Christ had said: and they got everything ready for the Passover. And in the evening the Christ came with the twelve followers. And as they sat and ate, Yeshua said, “The truth is, one of you who eats with Me will hand Me over.” And they became very sad, saying to the Christ one by one, “Is it I?” and another said, “Is it I?” And the Christ answered them, “It’s one of you twelve, who dips his bread in the dish with Me. I’ll certainly go, just as the Word says of Me: but the person who hands Me over will be very sorry!  It would better for that person to have never been born.”

    [22-24] And as they ate, Yeshua took the bread, and blessed it, breaking it in pieces to give to them, saying, “Take this and eat it: this is a memorial of My body.” And the Christ took the cup, and after giving thanks, gave it to the followers: and they all drank of it. And the Christ said, “This is a memorial of My blood, which is shed for many people, and for the New Word. The truth is, I’ll drink no more of wine, until the day that I drink it anew in the realm of God.”

    [26-31] And when they had sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And Yeshua said, “You’ll all leave me alone tonight because the Word says, When the Keeper is taken, the flock will be scattered. But after I have come back to life, I’ll come to you in Galilee.” But Peter said, “Even if everyone else leaves you, I won’t.” And Yeshua said, “The truth is that this very day, even tonight, before the rooster crows twice, you’ll say you don’t even know Me three times.” But he spoke all the more strongly, “Even if I were to die with you, I would never disown you in any way.” And all the others said the same.

   [32-42] And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and Yeshua said to the followers, “Sit here, while I pray.” And the Christ took along Peter, James, and John, and began to be very uneasy and sad. Then the Christ said, “My soul is so sad I’m about to die: stay here, and watch.” And the Christ went ahead a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the time might pass without any harm. And the Christ prayed, “My Yahweh God, everything is possible to you; please don’t let this happen to Me: but don’t let happen what I want, but only what you want.” And the Christ came back and found them sleeping, saying to Peter, “Simon Peter, are you sleeping? Couldn’t you watch one hour? Watch and pray, in case you’re tempted. The truth is, the spirit’s willing, but the body’s weak.” And again the Christ went away, and prayed, speaking the same words. And when Yeshua came back, the Christ found them sleeping again, (because they were very tired,) nor did they know what to answer the Christ. And the Christ came the third time, saying to them, “You might as well sleep now, and take your rest: it’s enough, It’s time now; I am handed over into the hands of sinners. Get up, let’s go; The one who hands Me over is here.”

    [43-45] And suddenly, while the Christ was still speaking, Judas came, who was one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and sticks, from the leading priest and the religious leaders and the elders. And the one who handed over the Christ had told them a sign, saying, “The One who I kiss, that is the One to take away.” And as soon as they came, he went over, saying, “Teacher, Teacher;” and kissed the Christ on the cheek.

    [46-52] And they took hold of Yeshua, trying to take the Christ away. But one of those who were with the Christ drew a sword, and cut off the ear of one of the leading priest’s workers. Then Yeshua said, “Have you come out with swords and sticks to take me like a thief? I was with you, teaching daily in the place of worship, and you didn’t take Me then: but everything the Word says must happen.” And all those who were with the Christ left and ran away. And I followed along, having quickly tied a towel around my naked body; and those who took Yeshua tried to take me, too: But the linen cloth came off in their hands, and I ran away from them naked.

    [53-59] And they led Yeshua away to the leading priest: and with them were gathered all the leading priests and the elders and the religious leaders. So Peter followed along far off, even to the mansion of the leading priest: and sat with the workers, and warmed himself by the fire. Then the leading priests and all the court looked for a witness against Yeshua in order to put the Christ to death; but found none, because many told lies about the Christ, but their statements didn’t agree together. And some got up, and told lies about the Christ, saying, “We heard Yeshua say, ‘I’ll tear down this place of worship that was made by humans, and within three days, I’ll build another not made by humans.” But their statements didn’t agree together.    

   [60-65] And the leading priest stood up in the middle of them, and asked Yeshua, saying, “Don’t you have anything to say? Don’t you hear what they’re saying about you?” But the Christ didn’t say anything, and kept quiet. Again the leading priest asked, “Are you the Christ, the Child of the Blessed One?” And Yeshua said, “I am: and you’ll see Me sitting on the right side of God’s power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” Then the leading priest tore his clothes, saying, “Why do we need any more witnesses? You’ve heard this disrespect of God: what do you think?” And they all said the Christ was guilty of death. And some began to spit on and cover Yeshua’s face, and to beat the Christ, saying, “Preach”: and they all slapped Yeshua with the palms of their hands.

    [66-72] And as Peter was downstairs in the mansion, one of the workers of the leading priest came down. When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him, saying, “You, too, were with Yeshua of Nazareth.” But Peter denied it, saying, “I don’t know who or what you’re talking about.” And they went out onto the porch; and the rooster crowed. Then another girl saw Peter again, and began to say to those who stood around, “This is one of them.” And Peter denied it again. And a little while later, those who stood by said to Peter again, “Surely you’re one of them because you’re a Galilaean, and your speech proves it.” But Peter began to curse and to swear, saying, “I don’t even know who you’re talking about.” And the rooster crowed the second time. And Peter remembered the Words that Yeshua had said, “Before the rooster crows twice, you’ll disown me three times.” And when he remembered it, he cried miserably.

     15[1-5] As soon as it was morning the leading priests talked with the elders and religious leaders and the whole court, and tied up Yeshua, and carried the Christ away to Pilate. So Pilate asked Yeshua, “Are you the Ruler of the Jews?” And the Christ answered, “I am who you say.” And the leading priests accused the Christ of many things: but Yeshua didn’t say anything. So Pilate asked the Christ again, saying, “Don’t you have anything to say? Listen to all this they say against you.” But Yeshua still didn’t say anything; so that Pilate was amazed.

   [6-14] Now at the celebration Pilate usually freed one prisoner to the people, whoever they wanted. So there was someone named Barabbas, which was chained up with those who had made an uprising, and who had murdered someone in the uprising. So the crowd hollered out, asking Pilate to do as he had always done for them. But Pilate answered, saying, “Don’t you want me to free to you the Ruler of the Jews?” because he knew that the leading priests had brought the Christ because of their jealousy. But the leading priests won over the people to ask Pilate to free Barabbas to them. And Pilate answered again, asking them, “Then what do you want me to do to Yeshua, whom you call the Ruler of the Jews?” And they hollered out again, “Put Yeshua to death!” Then Pilate answered, “Why, what evil has this person done?” And they hollered out all the more, “Put Yeshua to death!”

    [15-20] And so Pilate, wanting to please the people, freed Barabbas to them, and handed over Yeshua, who had been beaten, to be put to death. And the guards led the Christ away into the judgment hall; and they called together all the guards. And they clothed Yeshua with a purple robe, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it on the Christ’s head, and began to make fun of Yeshua, saying, “Hello, Ruler of the Jews!” And they hit Yeshua on the head with a reed, and spit on the Christ, and bowing their knees mockingly worshiped. And later, they took off the purple robe, and put Yeshua’s own clothes back on, and led the Christ out to be put to death.

   [21-28] And they ordered someone named Simon, a Cyrenian from Africa, who passed by as he was coming out of the country, who was the parent of Alexander and Rufus, to carry the cross. And they brought them to a place named Golgotha, which means The place of the skull. And they gave the Christ sour wine mixed with a strong drug to numb the pain: but the Christ refused it. And when they had put the Christ on the cross, they divided the clothes of Yeshua, placing bets on them, to see what each one would get. And it was about nine o’clock in the morning, when they put Yeshua on the cross. And their accusation was written above Yeshua, which said, THE RULER OF THE JEWS. And they put two criminals on two other crosses; One on the right, and the other on the left. And the Word was completed, which said, “and the Christ was counted as a lawbreaker.”

   [29-32] And those who passed by mocked the Christ, shaking their heads, and saying, “Ah, you who could destroy the place of worship, and build it again in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross.” The leading priests mocking said the same thing among themselves, along with the religious leaders, saying, “You saved others; but You can’t save Yourself.” If You’re the Christ, the Ruler of Israel, come down now from the cross, so that we can see and believe.” And even those, who were on the other crosses, mocked the Christ.

   [33-38] And when noon came, darkness covered the whole land until three o’clock. And at three o’clock Yeshua hollered out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have you left Me?” And some of those who stood there, when they heard it, said, “This One is calling Elijah.” And one of them ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave the Christ a drink, saying, “Be still; let’s see whether Elijah comes or not.” Then Yeshua hollered out, and gave up the Spirit. And at that very time the curtain of the place of worship was torn in two all the way from the top to the bottom.

    [39-41] And the soldier, who stood next to the Christ, heard that, and saw that Yeshua was dead, and said, “It’s true, this person was the Child of God.” And there were also women watching a little way off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, the younger, and of Joses, and Salome; (Who also, when Yeshua was in Galilee, followed along, and ministered to the Christ;) and many other women who came along with the Christ to Jerusalem.

    [42-47] And then when the evening came, because it was Friday, the preparation day, that is, the day before the Seventh Day, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable person, who also watched for the realm of God, came, and went bravely in to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yeshua. And Pilate was amazed that the Christ was already dead: and calling a soldier, asked whether the Christ had been dead very long. And when Pilate was told by the soldier, he gave the body of Christ to Joseph, who bought fine linen, and took the body down, and wrapped it in the linen, and laid it in a tomb which was cut out of a rock, and rolled a stone in front of the door of the tomb. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses watched to see where the Christ was laid.

     16[1-8] And when Saturday was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, to come and anoint the body. And very early, at dawn, on Sunday morning, they came to the tomb. And they asked among themselves, “Who’ll roll the stone away from the door of the tomb for us?” And when they looked, they saw that the stone was already rolled away, which was very large. And going into the tomb, they saw a young person sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white robe; and they were afraid. And the angel answered, “Don’t be afraid: If you’re looking for Yeshua of Nazareth, who died on the cross: the Christ has come to life again and isn’t here.  Look at the place where the Christ was laid. Go now, and tell the followers, and Peter that the Christ will come to you in Galilee, who you’ll see for yourselves, and who told you all of this ahead of time.” And they quickly went out, and ran away from the tomb because they were afraid and amazed: but they didn’t say anything to anyone because they were so afraid.

    [9-13] Now when Yeshua had come to life again early on Sunday morning, the Christ appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom seven evil spirits had been put out. And she went and told those who had been with the Christ, as they mourned and cried. And when they had heard that the Christ was alive, and had been seen by her, they didn’t believe it. After that the Christ appeared in the form of another to two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it to the rest, who didn’t believe them either.

    [14-18] And later the Christ appeared to the eleven as they were eating a meal, and fussed at them for their unbelief and stubborn hearts, because they didn’t believe those who had seen Yeshua after coming back to life. And the Christ said to them, “Go to all the countries of the world, and preach the New Word to everyone. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; but whoever doesn’t believe will be damned to Hell. And these signs will follow those who believe; In My Name they’ll put out evil spirits; They’ll speak in new languages; They’ll pick up deadly snakes; and if they drink any deadly poison, it won’t hurt them; and they’ll lay hands on the sick, who will get well.”

    [19-20] So then after Yeshua had spoken to them, the Christ went up into heaven, and sat on the right side of God’s throne. And they all went out, and preached every where, Christ working with them, and confirming the New Word with many signs following them. So be it!

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