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2nd day of Amshir

اليوم الثاني من شهر أمشير

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

32:11,6

٣٢ : ١١، ٦

*Be glad in the Lord, and exult, ye righteous: and glory, all ye that are upright in heart. Therefore shall every holy one pray to thee in a fit time: only in the deluge of many waters they shall not come nigh to him. Alleluia.

افْرَحُوا أيهَا الصِّدِّيقُونَ بِالرَّبِّ وَابْتَهِجُوا. وَافْتَخِرُوا يا جَمِيعَ مُسْتَقِيمِي الْقُلُوبِ. مِنْ أَجْلِ هذَا يَبْتَهِلُ إليْكَ، كُلُّ القِدِّيسِينَ في أوَانٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

22:24-30

٢٢ : ٢٤ − ٣٠

*And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater. And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that have power over them, are called beneficent. But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is the leader, as he that serveth. For which is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serveth? Is it not he that sitteth at table? But I am in the midst of you, as he that serveth: And you are they who have continued with me in my temptations: And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom; That you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom: and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Glory be to God forever.

وَكَانَتْ بَيْنَهُمْ أيْضاً مُشَاجَرَةٌ أنهُ مَنْ مِنْهُمْ يَكُونُ الأَكْبَرَ. فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "مُلُوكُ الأُمَمِ يَسُودُونَهُمْ، وَالْمُتَسَلِّطُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ يُدْعَوْنَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ. وَأمَّا أَنْتُمْ فَلَيْسَ هكَذَا، بَلِ الكَبِيرُ فِيكُمْ لِيَكُنْ كَالأَصْغَرِ، وَالْمُتَقَدِّمُ كَالْخَادِمِ؛ لأنَّ مَنْ هُوَ الأَكْبَرُ: ألَّذِي يَتَّكِئُ أَم الَّذِي يَخْدُمُ؟ ألَيْسَ الَّذِي يَتَّكِئُ؟ وَلكِنِّي أنَا في وَسَطِكُمْ كَالَّذِي يَخْدُمُ. أَنْتُمُ الَّذِينَ ثَبَتُّم مَعِي في تَجَارِبِي، وَأنَا أيْضاً أُقَرِّرُ لَكُمْ مَلَكُوتاً كَمَا قَرَّرَ لِي أَبِي، لِتَأْكُلُوا وَتَشْرَبُوا مَعِي عَلَى مَائِدَتِي في مَلَكُوتِي، وَتَجْلِسُوا عَلَى كَرَاسِيَّ وَتَدِينُونَ أَسْبَاطَ إسْرَائِيلَ الاثْنَيْ عَشَرَ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

33:1,12

٣٣ : ١، ١٢

*Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; praise becomes the upright. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. Alleluia.

ابْتَهِجُوا أيهَا الصِّدِّيقُونَ بِالرَّبِّ. لِلْمُسْتَقِيمِينَ يَنْبَغِي التَّسْبِيحُ. طُوبَى لِلأُمَّةِ التِي الرَّبُّ هُوَ إلهُهَا، وَالشَّعْبِ الَّذِي اخْتَارَهُ مِيرَاثَاً لَهُ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

25:14-23

٢٥ : ١٤ − ٢٣

*For even as a man going into a far country, called his servants, and delivered to them his goods; And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey. And he that had received the five talents, went his way, and traded with the same, and gained other five. And in like manner he that had received the two, gained other two. But he that had received the one, going his way digged into the earth, and hid his lord's money. But after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents, behold I have gained other five over and above. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And he also that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, thou deliveredst two talents to me: behold I have gained other two. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Glory be to God forever.

وَكَأنمَا إنْسَانٌ مُسَافِرٌ دَعَا عَبِيدَهُ وَسَلَّمَهُمْ أَمْوَالَهُ، فَأَعْطَى وَاحِداً خَمْسَ وَزَنَاتٍ، وَآخَرَ وَزْنَتَيْنِ، وَآخَرَ وَزْنَةً. كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ عَلَى قَدْرِ طَاقَتِهِ. وَسَافَرَ. فَمَضَى الَّذِي أَخَذَ الْخَمْسَ وَزَنَاتٍ وَتَاجَرَ بِهَا، فَرَبِحَ خَمْسَاً أُخَرَ. وَهكَذَا أيْضاً الَّذِي أَخَذَ الاثْنَتَيْنِ، رَبِحَ اثْنَتَيْنِ أُخْرَيَيْنِ. وَأمَّا الَّذِي أَخَذَ الْوَاحِدةَ فَمَضَى وَحَفَرَ في الأَرْضِ وَأَخْفَى فِضَّةَ سَيِّدِهِ. وَبَعْدَ زَمَانٍ طَوِيلٍ جَاءَ سَيِّدُ أُولئِكَ الْعَبِيدِ وَحَاسَبَهُمْ. فَجَاءَ الَّذِي أَخَذَ الْخَمْسَ وَزَنَاتٍ وَقَدَّمَ خَمْسَ وَزَنَاتٍ أُخَرَ قَائِلاً: يا سَيِّدِي، خَمْسَ وَزَنَاتٍ أَعْطيتَنِي. هُوَذَا خَمْسُ وَزَنَاتٍ أُخَرُ رَبِحْتُهَا. فَقَالَ لَهُ سَيِّدُهُ: حَسناً أيهَا الْعَبْدُ الصَّالِحُ وَالأمِينُ، كُنْتَ أمِيناً في الْقَلِيلِ فَأُقِيمُكَ عَلَى الْكَثِيرِ. اُدْخُلْ إلى فَرَحِ سَيِّدِكَ. ثُمَّ جَاءَ الَّذِي أَخَذَ الْوَزْنَتَيْنِ وَقَالَ: يا سَيِّدِي، وَزْنَتَيْنِ سَلَّمْتَنِي. هُوَذا وَزْنَتَانِ أُخْرَيَانِ رَبِحْتُهُمَا. قَالَ لَهُ سَيِّدُهُ: نِعِمَّا أيهَا الْعَبْدُ الصَّالِحُ وَالأَمِينُ، كُنْتَ أَمِيناً في الْقَلِيلِ فَأُقِيمُكَ عَلَى الْكَثِيرِ. اُدْخُلْ إلى فَرَحِ سَيِّدِكَ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Hebrews

البولس من عبرانيين

13:7-24

١٣ : ٧ − ٢٤

*Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats; which have not profited those that walk in them. We have an altar, whereof they have no power to eat who serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the holies by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have not here a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained. Obey your prelates, and be subject to them. For they watch as being to render an account of your souls; that they may do this with joy, and not with grief. For this is not expedient for you. Pray for us. For we trust we have a good conscience, being willing to behave ourselves well in all things. And I beseech you the more to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the blood of the everlasting testament, Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen. And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a few words. Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty: with whom (if he come shortly) I will see you. Salute all your prelates, and all the saints. The brethren from Italy salute you. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

اُذْكُرُوا مُدَبِّرِيكُم الَّذِينَ كَلَّمُوكُمْ بِكَلِمَةِ اللَّهِ. هؤلاءِ الَّذِينَ تَنْظُرُونَ إلى نِهَايَةِ سِيرَتِهِمْ، تَمَثَّلُوا بِإيمَانِهِمْ. يَسُوعُ الْمَسِيحُ هُوَ هُوَ أَمْساً وَالْيَوْمَ وَإلى الأَبدِ. لاَ تُسَاقُوا بِتَعَالِيمَ مُتَنَوِّعَةٍ وَغَرِيبَةٍ، لأنهُ حَسَنٌ أنْ تُثَبِّتُوا قُلُوبَكُمْ بِالنِّعْمَةِ، لا بِأَطْعِمَةٍ لَمْ يَنْتَفِعْ بِهَا الَّذِينَ يَتَعَاطُونَها. لنا " مَذْبَحٌ " لا سُلْطَانَ لِلَّذِينَ يَخْدِمُونَ الْقُبَةَ أنْ يَأْكُلُوا مِنْهُ. لأنَّ الْحَيَوَانَاتِ التي يُدْخَلُ بِدَمِهَا عَنِ الْخَطِيَّةِ إلى " الأَقْدَاسِ " بِيَدِ رَئِيسِ الْكَهَنَةِ تُحْرَقُ أَجْسَامُهَا خَارِجَ الْمَحَلَّةِ. لِذلِكَ يَسُوعُ أيْضاً، لِكَيْ يُقَدِّسَ الشَّعْبَ بِدَمِ نَفْسِهِ، تَأَلَّمَ خَارِجَ الْبَابِ. فَلْنَخْرُجْ إذاً إلَيْهِ الآنَ خَارِجَ الْمَحَلَّةِ حَامِلِينَ عَارَهُ عَلينا. لأنهُ لَيْسَ لَنَا هُنَا مَدِينَةٌ بَاقِيَةٌ، لكِنَّنا نَطْلُبُ الْعَتِيدَةَ. فَلْنَرْفَعْ بِهِ في كُلِّ حِينٍ ذَبَائِحَ التَّسْبِيحِ لِلَّهِ، أَيْ ثَمَرَ شِفَاهِنَا مُعْتَرِفِينَ بِاسْمِهِ. وَلكِنْ لا تَنْسَوْا فِعْلَ الإحْسَانِ وَالْمُؤَاسَاةِ؛ لأنهُ بِذَبَائِحَ مِثْلِ هذِهِ يُسَرُّ اللَّهُ. أَطِيعُوا مُدَبِّرِيكُمْ وَاخْضَعُوا لَهُمْ؛ لأنهُمْ يَسْهَرُونَ عَلَى نُفُوسِكُمْ كَأَنهُمْ سَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُونَ عَنْكُمْ، لِكَيْ يَفْعَلُوا هذَا بِفَرَحٍ وَلا يَتَضجَّرُوا؛ لأنَّ هذا هُوَ النَّافِعُ لَكُمْ. صَلُّوا لأَجْلِنَا؛ لأننَا نَثِقُ أنَّ لَنَا ضَمِيراً صَالِحاً، رَاغِبِينَ أنْ نَسْلُكَ حَسَناً في كُلِّ شَيْءٍ. وَلكِنْ أَطْلُبُ أَكْثَرَ أنْ تَفْعَلُوا هذِهِ لِكَيْ أُرَدَّ إلَيْكُمْ سَرِيعَاً. وَإلَهُ السَّلاَمِ الَّذِي أَصْعَدَ مِنْ بَيْنِ الأَمْوَاتِ رَاعِيَ الْخِرَافِ الْعَظِيمَ، رَبَّنَا يَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحَ، بِدَمِ الْعَهْدِ الأَبدِيِّ، لِيُكَمِّلْكُمْ في كُلِّ عَمَلٍ صَالِحٍ لِتَصْنَعُوا إرَادَتَهُ، صَانِعاً فِينَا مَا يُرْضِي أمَامَهُ بِيَسُوعَ الْمَسِيحِ، الَّذِي لَهُ الْمَجْدُ إلى أَبدِ الآبِدِينَ. آمِينَ. وَأَسْأَلُكُمْ يَا إخْوَتِي أنْ تَحْتَمِلُوا كَلِمَةَ الْوَعْظِ؛ لأني كَتَبْتُ إلَيْكُمْ بالاخْتِصَارِ. أَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ أنَّ أَخَانَا تِيمُوثَاوُسُ قَدْ أُطْلِقَ، وَهذَا إذَا جَاءَ سَرِيعاً سَأَرَاكُمْ مَعَهُ. سَلِّمُوا عَلَى جَمِيعِ مُدَبِّرِيكُمْ وَجَمِيعِ الْقِدِّيسِينَ. يُسَلِّمُ عَلَيْكُمُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ إيطَالِيَا. النِّعْمَةُ مَعَ جَمِيعِكُمْ. آمِينَ. نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter

الكاثوليكون من بطرس الأولى

5:1-14

٥ : ١ − ١٤

*The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech, who am myself also an ancient, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ: as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint, but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake, but voluntarily: Neither as lording it over the clergy, but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart. And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace. Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation: Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you. Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen. By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand. The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark. Salute one another with a holy kiss. Grace be to all you, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen. Do not love the world or the things in the world. The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Amen.

أَطْلُبُ إلى الشُّيُوخِ الَّذِينَ بَيْنَكُمْ، أنا الشَّيْخَ شَرِيكَكُمْ، وَالشَّاهِدَ لآلاَمِ الْمَسِيحِ، وَشَرِيكَ الْمَجْدِ الْعَتِيدِ أنْ يُعْلَنَ، ارْعَوْا رَعِيَّةَ اللَّهِ التي بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَعَاهَدُوهَا، لا بِالْقَهْرِ بَلْ بِالاخْتِيَارِ، كَمثلِ اللَّهِ وَلا بِبُخْلٍ بَلْ بِنَشَاطٍ، وَلا كَمَنْ يَتَسَلَّطُ عَلَى الْمَوَارِيثِ، بَلْ صَائِرِينَ أَمْثِلَةً لِلرَّعِيَّةِ. وَمَتَى ظَهَرَ رَئِيسُ الرُّعَاةِ تَنَالُونَ إكْلِيلَ الْمَجْدِ الَّذِي لا يَضْمَحِلُّ. كَذلِكَ أَنْتُمْ أيهَا الشُّبَّانُ، اخْضَعُوا لِلشُّيُوخِ، وَكُونُوا جَمِيعاً مُتَسَرْبِلِينَ بِالتَّوَاضُعِ بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ، لأنَّ اللَّهَ يُقَاوِمُ الْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ، وَيُعْطِي نِعْمَةً لِلْمُتَوَاضِعِينَ. فَتَوَاضَعُوا تَحْتَ يَدِ اللَّهِ الْقَوِيَّةِ لِكَيْ يَرْفَعَكُمْ في زَمَانِ الافْتِقَادِ، مُلْقِينَ كُلَّ هَمِّكُمْ عَلَيْهِ؛ لأنهُ هُوَ يَعْتَنِي بِكُمْ. كُونُوا مُتَيَقِّظِينَ وَاسْهَرُوا. لأنَّ إبْلِيسَ عَدُوَّكُمْ يَجُولُ كَأَسَدٍ زَائِرٍ، يَلْتَمِسُ مَنْ يَبْتَلِعُهُ. فَقَاوِمُوهُ، رَاسِخِينَ في الإيمَانِ، عَالِمِينَ أنَّ نَفْسَ هذِهِ الآلامِ تُجْرَى عَلَى إخْوَتِكُمُ الَّذِينَ في الْعَالَمِ. وَإلهُ كُلِّ نِعْمَةٍ الَّذِي دَعَاكُمْ إلى مَجْدِهِ الأبدِيِّ في الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ، بَعْدَمَا تَأَلَّمْتُمْ يَسِيراً، هُوَ يُهَيِّئُكُمْ، وَيُثَبِّتُكُمْ، وَيُقَوِّيكُمْ، وَيُمَكِّنُكُمْ. لَهُ السُّلْطَانُ وَالْمَجْدُ إلى الآبادِ. آمِين. بِيَدِ سِلْوَانُسَ الأخِ الأمِينِ كَمَا أَظُنُّ كَتَبْتُ إلَيْكُمْ بِكَلِمَاتٍ قَلِيلَةٍ وَاعِظاً وَشَاهِداً، أنَّ هذِهِ هيَ نِعْمَةُ اللَّهِ بِالْحَقِّ التي فِيهَا تَقُومُونَ. تُسَلِّمُ عَلَيْكُمُ الصَّدِيقَةُ الْمُخْتَارَةُ التي في بَابِلَ، وَمَرْقُسُ ابْنِي. سَلِّمُوا بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ بِقُبْلَةِ الْمَحَبَّةِ الْمُقدَّسَةِ. السَّلاَمُ لَكُمْ جَمِيعَاً أيهَا الَّذِينَ في الْمَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ. لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ التي في العَالَمِ، لأنَّ العَالَمَ يمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ مَعَهُ، وأمَّا مَنْ يَعملُ مَشِيئَةَ اللهِ فإنه يَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. آمين.

Praxis

الإبركسيس

15:12-21

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*And all the multitude held their peace; and they heard Barnabas and Paul telling what great signs and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying: Men, brethren, hear me. Simon hath related how God first visited to take of the Gentiles a people to his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets, as it is written: After these things I will return, and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and the ruins thereof I will rebuild, and I will set it up: That the residue of men may seek after the Lord, and all nations upon whom my name is invoked, saith the Lord, who doth these things. To the Lord was his own work known from the beginning of the world. For which cause I judge that they, who from among the Gentiles are converted to God, are not to be disquieted. But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him in the synagogues, where he is read every sabbath. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

فَسَكَتَ الْجُمْهُورُ كُلُّهُ. وَكَانُوا يَسْمَعُونَ بَرْنَابَا وَبُولُسَ يُحَدِّثَانِ بِجَمِيعِ مَا صَنَعَ اللَّهُ مِنَ الآيَاتِ وَالْعَجَائِبِ في الأُمَمِ بِوَاسِطَتِهِمَا. وَبَعْدَمَا سَكَتَا، أَجَابَ يَعْقُوبُ قَائِلاً: "أيهَا الرِّجَالُ إخْوَتُنَا، اسْمَعُونِي. سِمْعَانُ قَدْ أَخْبَرَ كَيْفَ افْتَقَدَ اللَّهُ أَوَّلاً الأُمَمَ لِيَأْخُذَ مِنْهُمْ شَعْباً عَلَى اسْمِهِ. وَهذَا تُوافِقُهُ أَقْوَالُ الأنبِيَاءِ، كَمَا هُوَ مَكْتُوبٌ: سَأَرْجِعُ بَعْدَ هذَا وَأبْنِي أيْضاً خَيْمَةَ دَاوُدَ السَّاقِطَةَ، وَأَبْنِي أيْضاً رَدْمَهَا وَأُقِيمُهَا ثَانِيَةً، لِكَيْ يَطْلُبَ الْبَاقُونَ مِنَ النَّاسِ الرَّبَّ، وَجَمِيعُ الأُمَمِ الَّذِينَ دُعِيَ اسْمِي عَلَيْهِمْ، يَقُولُ الرَّبُّ الصَّانِعُ هذَا الأَمْرَ الْمَعْرُوفَ مُنْذُ الأَزَلِ. لِذلِكَ أَنا أقْضِي أنْ لا يُثَقَّلَ عَلَى الرَّاجِعِينَ إلى اللَّهِ مِنَ الأُمَمِ، بَلْ يُرْسَلَ إلَيْهِمْ أنْ يَمْتَنِعُوا عَنْ ذَبَائِحِ الأصْنَامِ، وَالزِّنا، وَالْمَخْنُوقِ، وَالدَّمِ الْمَائِتِ. لأنَّ مُوسَى مُنْذُ الأجْيَالِ الْقَدِيمَةِ، لَهُ في كُلِّ مَدِينَةٍ مَنْ يَكْرِزُ بِهِ، إذْ يُقْرَأُ في الْمَجَامِعِ في كُلِّ سَبْتٍ". لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

132:9,1

١٣٢ : ٩، ١

*Thy priests shall clothe themselves with righteousness; and thy saints shall exult. Lord, remember David, and all his meekness: Alleluia.

كَهَنَتُكَ يَلْبَسُونَ الْبِرَّ، وقِدِّيسُوكَ يَبْتَهِجُونَ مِنْ أَجْلِ دَاوُدَ عَبْدِكَ. اُذْكُرْ يَارَبُّ دَاودَ وَكُلَّ دِعَتِهِ. كَمَا أَقْسَمَ لِلرَّبِّ وَنَذَرَ لإلَهِ يَعْقُوبَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mark

الإنجيل من مرقس

9:33-41

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*But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest. And sitting down, he called the twelve, and saith to them: If any man desire to be first, he shall be the last of all, and the minister of all. And taking a child, he set him in the midst of them. Whom when he had embraced, he saith to them: Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name, receiveth me. And whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him. But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name, and can soon speak ill of me. For he that is not against you, is for you. For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name, because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea. Glory be to God forever.

وَجَاءَ إلى كَفْرِنَاحُومَ. وَلَمَّا دَخَلَ إلى الْبَيْتِ سَأَلَهُمْ: "في أَيِّ شَيْءٍ كُنْتُمْ تُفَكِّرُونَ في الطَّرِيقِ؟". فَسَكَتُوا؛ لأنهُمْ كَانُوا في الطَّرِيقِ يَقُولُونَ بَعضُهُمْ مَعَ بَعْضٍ مَنْ هُوَ الأَعْظَمُ فِيهِمْ. فَجَلَسَ وَدَعَا الاثْنَيْ عَشَرَ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "مَنْ أَرَادَ أنْ يَكُونَ أَوَّلاً فَيَكُونُ آخِرَ الكُلِّ وَخَادِماً لِلجَمِيعِ". فَأَخَذَ صَبِيَّاً وَأَقَامَهُ في وَسَطِهِمْ ثُمَّ أَمْسَكَهُ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "مَنْ يَقْبَلُ وَاحِداً مِنْ أَوْلادٍ مِثْلَ هذَا بِاسْمِي يَقْبَلُنِي، وَمَنْ يَقْبَلُنِي فَلَيْسَ يَقْبَلُنِي أَنا بَلْ قَبِلَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَنِي". فَقَالَ لَهُ يُوحَنَّا: "يَا مُعَلِّمُ، رَأَيْنَا وَاحِداً يُخْرجُ شَيَاطِينَ بِاسْمِكَ فَمَنَعْنَاهُ؛ لأنهُ لا يَتْبَعُنَا". فَقَالَ لَهُ يَسُوعُ: "لا تَمْنَعُوهُ؛ لأنهُ لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَصْنَعُ قُوَّةً بِاسْمِي وَيَسْتَطِيعُ سَرِيعاً أنْ يَقُولَ عَلَيَّ شَرّاً. لأنَّ مَنْ لَيْسَ عَلَيْنَا فَهُوَ مَعَنَا. لأنَّ مَنْ يُسْقِيكُمْ كَأْسَ مَاءٍ بِاسْمِي لأنكُمْ لِلْمَسِيحِ فَالْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّهُ لا يَضِيعُ أَجْرُهُ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.