Matthew quotes Isaiah
Matthew 12:15b-21 Many people followed him; and he healed them all 16 but warned them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Yesha‘yahu (Isaiah) the prophet, 18 “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will announce justice to the Gentiles. 19 He will not fight or shout, no one will hear his voice in the streets; 20 he will not snap off a broken reed or snuff out a
Shabbat - to DO Good
Matthew 12:9-15 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue. 10 A man there had a shriveled hand. Looking for a reason to accuse him of something, they asked him, “Is healing permitted on Shabbat?” 11 But he answered, “If you have a sheep that falls in a pit on Shabbat, which of you won’t take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore, what is permitted on Shabbat is to do good.” 13 Then to the man he said, “Hold out y
I want Compassion!
Matthew 12:1-8 One Shabbat during that time, Yeshua was walking through some wheat fields. His talmidim (disciples/students) were hungry, so they began picking heads of grain and eating them. 2 On seeing this, the P’rushim (Pharisees) said to him, “Look! Your talmidim are violating Shabbat!” 3 But he said to them, “Haven’t you ever read what David did when he and those with him were hungry? 4 He entered the House of God and ate the Bread of the Presence!” — which was prohibit
True Shabbat Rest
Matthew 11:27-30 27 “My Father has handed over everything to me. Indeed, no one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son wishes to reveal him. 28 “Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” I lov
You can understand
Matthew 11:25-26 25 It was at that time that Yeshua said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you concealed these things from the sophisticated and educated and revealed them to ordinary folks. 26 Yes, Father, I thank you that it pleased you to do this. This is the ESV version: 25 At that time Jesus declared,“I thank you, Father,Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26
What will you choose?
Matthew 11:20-24 20 Then Yeshua began to denounce the towns in which he had done most of his miracles, because the people had not turned from their sins to God. 21 “Woe to you, Korazin (Chorazin)! Woe to you, Beit-Tzaidah (Bethsaida)! Why, if the miracles done in you had been done in Tzor (Tyre) and Tzidon (Sidon), they would long ago have put on sackcloth and ashes as evidence that they had changed their ways. 22 But I tell you it will be more bearable for Tzor and Tzidon th
We need Wisdom
Matthew 11:16-19 16 “Oh, what can I compare this generation with? They’re like children sitting in the marketplaces, calling out to each other, 17 ‘We made happy music, but you wouldn’t dance! We made sad music, but you wouldn’t cry!’ 18 For Yochanan came, fasting, not drinking — so they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came, eating freely and drinking wine — so they say, ‘Aha! A glutton and a drunkard! A friend of tax-collectors and sinners!’ Well, the proof of wis
Be a Messenger!
Matthew 11:7-15 7 As they were leaving, Yeshua began speaking about Yochanan (John) to the crowds: “What did you go out to the desert to see? Reeds swaying in the breeze? 8 No? then what did you go out to see? Someone who was well dressed? Well-dressed people live in kings’ palaces. 9 Nu, so why did you go out? To see a prophet! Yes! and I tell you he’s much more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom the Tanakh (Scriptures) says, ‘See, I am sending out my messenger ah
Jesus brought change...
Matthew 11:1-6 After Yeshua had finished instructing the twelve talmidim, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns nearby. 2 Meanwhile, Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptist), who had been put in prison, heard what the Messiah had been doing; so he sent a message to him through his talmidim, 3 asking, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for someone else?” 4 Yeshua answered, “Go and tell Yochanan what you are hearing and seeing — 5 the blind are
Receive and Bless...
Matthew 10:40-42 40 “Whoever receives you is receiving me, and whoever receives me is receiving the One who sent me. 41 Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive the reward a prophet gets, and anyone who receives a tzaddik (a righteous person) because he is a tzaddik will receive the reward a tzaddik gets. 42 Indeed, if someone gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my talmid (disciple/student) — yes! — I tell you, he