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Only Yashaya Has Sayings of Everlasting Life
Then Yashaya said unto all those disciples remaining, "Will ye also depart from me?" But Simon Peter who was among them, answered Yashaya and said, "Lord, and Master of the Holy Law, to whom shall we go? For truly thou hast the words of everlasting life; and we do believe and we are for a certainty sure that thou art the Christ. We doubt not, that thou art a Son of the Living and only True God."
And it was later as Yashaya sat at supper with his disciples, that one of them said unto him: "Holy Lord, I knowest what thou sayest, that thou wilt give thy flesh to eat and thy blood to drink, but for many it is a difficult saying. Tell us therefore, Lord, more of this saying that all of us may understand."
And Yashaya, looking upon them and knowing their humble and contrite spirit, said unto them: "The words which I spoke unto you before, are Spirit and they are Life. But to the ignorant and carnally minded, they savour of bloodshed and death. But I say unto you, blessed are they who do understand the truthful meaning.
"Behold, I shall explain that ye shall know the all. Ye know of the corn which groweth up into ripeness and is harvested, and then ground in the mill, and baked with fire into bread; of this is my body made, which ye see this night. And ye also know of the grapes which grow on the vine unto ripeness, and are plucked and crushed in the winepress and so yield the fruit of the vine-of this fruit of the vine and of water is made my blood. For thine own eyes bear witness of me, that the Son of Man partaketh only of the fruits of the trees and the seeds of the herbs, as his food, and these are changed by the Spirit into my flesh and my blood. And of these alone and their like shall ye eat also, for whoso believe in me are my true disciples, for of these simple foods, in the Spirit, come life and health and every kind of healing unto man.
"Therefore as in the natural laws of nature so in the spiritual laws of the ALL, my doctrine and my life shall be food and drink unto you-the bread of Life and the Vine of Salvation. For as in nature the corn and the grape are transmuted into flesh and blood, so must your natural minds be changed into spiritual minds. For again I verily say unto you, in the beginning, all creatures of God did find their sustenance in the herbs and the fruits of the earth alone, but the evil one turned many from the use which God had given them, to that which was contrary to their original use. For the eating of flesh and blood of both animals and man, Satan the god of this world did introduce unto man and beast alike. For I say unto you, not only did Satan incite man to eat man and animal alike, but also incited the very beasts to devour one another. But even the beasts shall yet return to their natural food, as it is written in the Prophets, and most truly their words shall not fail.
"So be ye not like the ignorant without God's law, for they imagine that only blood will wash them clean of sins, even as they eat the flesh of their innocent victims. But such ones are from their father Satan, and desire not the truth of my commandments.
"Know ye, now, what I say unto thee, Keep my commandments and be ye humane and live the righteous life, and happy and healthy shall ye be in this life, and in that which is to come. Marvel not therefore, that I said unto you, Except ye eat the flesh and drink the blood of God, ye have no life in you. For it is said, the meek and the humble shall inherit the earth, yea, even all they who seek the humane life among the creatures of God . . . for I am the Holy Law come down from heaven that whosoever eateth of my table and obey, the same eateth of my body, the bread of life; and whosoever drinketh of my blood, the rivers and streams of purifying waters, shall not know death at all. For I am the Law and the Life and the Way: imparting eternal life unto the righteous sons of man."
And the disciples now understanding the meaning of Yashaya's words, said unto him, "Holy Lord, we do indeed now know; evermore give us to eat of this bread, and to drink of this cup, for thy truths are meat and drink unto us; and by thy Substance may we live forever according to thy promise."
Blood and Sacrifices Vain, Do Not Take Away Sin
And it came to pass that Yashaya was again teaching his disciples in the outer courtyard of the Temple, and one of them said unto him: "Master and Lord of all knowledge, please tell us of this saying among the priests of the Temple, for they say that without shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins. Can then the blood offerings of the law they obey, take away sin and wash clean?"
And Yashaya, knowing that the law of Moses was corrupted by the scribes, who even Jeremiah and Isaiah spoke of, said unto his disciples these words: "See ye, the Temple, the house of God, daily ye know that thousands of innocents are slain and offered up, and their flesh consumed by men as unlawful food; and yet the Prophets cried out with loud voice that no blood offering, of beast or bird, or man or woman, can take away or wash sin clean! For I say unto ye, how can the conscience be purified from sin by the shedding of innocent blood? Nay, it will only increase the condemnation, for it is sin against the holy law God giveth first unto Adam, Enoch and Noah. Save by repentence and amendment only, there can be no remission of sins!
"For the prophet wrote: 'Put your blood sacrifices to your burnt offerings, and away with them, and cease ye from the eating of flesh, for I spake not to your fathers, nor commanded them, when I brought them out of Egypt, concerning these things. But this thing I commanded saying: Obey my voice and walk in the Holy Laws that I have commanded you, and ye shall be my people . . . But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear.'
"And what doth the Eternal Being command to you also, but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God? This indeed is the pure oblation! For is it not written that in the beginning God ordained the fruits of the trees and seeds and the herbs to be food for all flesh? Yea, it is written, but they have made the House of Prayer, a den of thieves and merchants, and for the Pure Oblation with Incense, they have polluted My altars with blood, and eaten of the flesh of the slain! So, I say unto you now: Shed no innocent blood nor eat ye flesh ever, but walk uprightly, love mercy, and do justly, for if ye be humane and keep my laws and commands, your days shall be long and pleasant in the earth; and good health shall cling unto you even into old age of many years. For behold, the corn that groweth . . . with the other grain, is it not transmuted by the Spirit into my flesh? Behold the grapes . . . with the other fruits of the earth, are they not transmuted by the Spirit into my blood?
"Let these then, with your own bodies and souls be your Memorial to the Eternal All . . . For in these only is the presence of God manifest as the Substance and as the Life of the world. I tell ye, therefore, of these shall ye freely eat and drink for the remission of sins, and for the eternal life ahead."
And the disciples were now well pleased with Yashaya's answer, and praised him greatly and said, "So let your words come to pass, Master and Lord, for we do believe you to be the only hope of the world, for you alone speak such things of great mercy and love for all the creatures of God."
Yashaya Condemns the Ill-Treatment of a Camel
And at another time while Yashaya was on his way to Jerusalem, he came upon a camel overladen with wood, and the beast could move no further up the hill. And Yashaya looked upon the driver who did beat him mercilessly and cruelly, but even the severe blows would not make the camel move one step further.
Yashaya, disturbed at the ill treatment of this poor innocent beast, said unto the driver: "Wherefore beatest thou, thy poor brother?" And the man answered Yashaya and said, "I know not that he is my brother, for is he not only a beast of burden, and made to serve me?"
But Yashaya said unto him, "Hath not the Eternal Father in heaven made of the same substance, thy camel and also thy children who serve thee; and have ye not one breath of life which ye have both received from above? Know ye not, that man was to serve the beast ye so mercilessly beat and not the beast serve man? For truly, men sow and reap, but the beast knoweth not; think ye, therefore, to show mercy on those weaker than ye in mind, and the True God will return mercy unto thee.
"For by an animal's strength, he is not judged, but the compassion of his master is judged and weighed in the scales. Learn ye the justice and mildness of the righteous, who treat all of God's creatures even as brothers and sisters of the great Household of God, and ye shall greatly be rewarded, for he who treats a poor beast with compassion and kindness even loves his own flesh and cherishes it."
And the man marvelled at Yashaya's words and did cease from beating the camel, and did take off some of the wood, and the camel walked up the hill, and stopped no more till he ended his journey. And the camel sensed the great compassion and mercy of Yashaya, and the man also was interested in Yashaya's doctrines and asked further things in the way of the holy law. And Yashaya gladly taught him and told him much of the holy way of life, and the man became one of his disciples, much happier for the experience.
Yashaya Tells His Disciples to Feed His Sheep
And it came to pass that while Yashaya was in the midst of a pasture and many sheep were about, his disciples were asking numerous questions concerning the great work ahead of telling all peoples of Yashaya's truths. And one of the disciples, known as Simon Peter, asked Yashaya: "Tell us, Master, how are we to serve the people with the same understanding as thou teachest us?"
And Yashaya said unto him, "Know ye the Holy Law and its simple meanings?" And Simon Peter answered him saying: "Yea, I understand it well, for thou hast spoken of it many times and demonstrated its power even unto all of thy disciples."
And Yashaya said unto him: "Ye know well, for I say unto thee this day, if ye keep my law and my saying, ye shall in no way be troubled, nor shall ye neglect the sheep of my pasture. For behold these sheep in the field, how they hearken unto their shepherd and hear his voice, even as my sheep hear me and I, them. I tell ye, there-fore, feed my sheep, for the Eternal Father in Heaven and the Holy Mother request it from thee, even as They requested it of me. Feed my sheep, for they await thy word and looketh for the holy way of life, and they are the true seed of Israel, scattered hither and thither among every nation."
And Peter said unto Yashaya, "But Master and Lord, how are we to find these lost sheep ye speak of this day, for many are they, but few are we who follow the holy way?"
And Yashaya said unto him again: "Peter, Feed my sheep, for it is requested of you to do so, for I say unto you the Holy Angels have charge over the affairs of men, yea, even over the lives of my sheep, and they will lead thee to the sheep and instruct thee in holy ways; for many indeed are the scattered sheep of Israel, even from all nations under the sun, shall they be gathered and fed. For I say unto thee this day: with the food of the Holy Law shall ye feed them and they shall be satisfied and hunger no more. Yea, the bread of life give unto them and the water of life add unto them, one and all. Behold the young lambs, innocent and pure and without sin or guile, see how they listen to the sound of their master in charge. So also, my sheep shall listen to thy sounds of truth and come forth and be gathered into a great nation, a holy people unto God, after the manner of the Brotherhood wherein all are in peace and love.
"Peter, feed my sheep, that they lack not the holy laws of truth, and thirst not for the waters of eternal life, for it is so written, 'They shall all be taught of God.' Lo! the humble spirit of the sheep! Lo! The meekness of their merciful ways! Lo! the very sheep of my pasture are given into thy hand for safe keeping; protect them from every vile thing and the Eternal Father-Mother in Heaven will rejoice in thy good works and bless thee with much greatness and authority."
And Peter said unto Yashaya, "Yea, Master, thy sheep shall be fed even unto the ends of thy earth, for we do believe in thy words as the Good Shepherd over the Flock of God."
The Humane Christ, Man at His Best
And Yashaya journeyed again into Galilee and came to a certain tree and fasted and prayed beneath it for many days.
And there came Mary Magdalene and other women wanting of the holy way of life, and they ministered unto Yashaya of their sub-stance, and Yashaya did teach them of the holy things of God.
And the humane nature of Yashaya was manifested greatly, for all the birds gathered around him, and welcomed him with their song, and many other living creatures came unto his feet and did gather around and near him: does, the red fox, sheep, rabbits, squirrels, even skunks and little field mice played about; and Yashaya did feed them, and they ate one and all out of his hands.
And the creatures of the Holy Father did indeed sense the humane Yashaya, and were unafraid in his presence, nor did the fox do harm to the weaker animals round about, but was at peace with all.
And the women assembled there were amazed and astonished at what they beheld, and said, "Lo, even the animals and birds respond to Yashaya's great loving kindness and mercy; surely this is the Son of the Father, sent from above."
And when Yashaya departed from that place, he blessed the women and the creatures of God who shewed love unto him; and turning to the fig tree, he blessed it also, saying:
"Thou hast given me shelter and shade from the burning sun, and with all this, thou hast also given me food. Blessed be thou, holy creation of God and angels; increase and be fruitful, and let all who come to thee, find rest and shade and food, and let the birds of the sky rejoice in thy branches. And behold, the fig tree grew and flourished exceedingly great, and its branches took root downward, and sent shoots upward, and it spread mightily, so that no tree was like unto it for size or beauty, and the over-abundance of its good fruit.
And Yashaya said unto the women who watched and were astonished at the sight, "Yea, I say unto ye, even the trees of the earthly mother have ears and hear and have eyes and see the glory of the Son of God, for the Holy Father above all hast delivered unto the earth many forms of life, yea, kingdoms among kingdoms of living creatures, all Holy unto the Lord. Learn ye the mysteries of Life and ye shall have life, know ye the creatures of God, and God shall know ye, and show ye the all of things under His one great Household of Life.
"For I say unto ye truly, this day, from the least of these creatures to the greatest, my Father knows each by name and purpose, for every creature on earth has purpose and life, and man is given power to do them good or evil. Yea, the righteous know the creatures of God and respect their place among the living creation of the vast miracles of nature. Think ye, owe not love to the small ant who builds his home in the sand and cares for the young and feeds them. Think ye this creature is too small for thy concern and mercy? Think ye not wrong of such creatures, for all are of God and share life in the universal plan of the Eternal All. The least is as great as the greatest and the greatest is as great as the least, all being equal under the laws of God, Who giveth life and will to live in every creature on earth.
"Shew mercy unto these small creatures and God shall pour out much mercy on thee, for he who cares for the needs of the least of all creatures, cares for the needs of the Son of man, who came down from heaven to restore every creation unto its root, that the earth may again return to its former glory."
And the women marvelled at the words of Yashaya, and said among themselves, "Behold, the Son of the Living God, he cares even for the smallest of thy creatures; by such love and mercy he is indeed the Saviour."
And Yashaya hearing the words they spake, said unto them again: "Yea, he who is faithful and caring in small things, shall be greater yet in caring for the interests of my kingdom which is among ye this day; for by humane love shall the meek and humble inherit the blessings stored up for them, and the earth shall be given unto them to rule."
And after saying many other things, Yashaya departed from among them and said unto them: "All peace of the earthly angels and the heavenly angels be unto you, yea, seek ye the all-peace of God and every joy shall be added unto thy soul."
Yashaya Helps a Small Kitten in Need
And after a time, Yashaya entered into a small village where he found a kitten, a young cat, which had none to care for her. And she was hungry and cried unto him for help, and Yashaya picked her up, and put her inside his garment, and there she lay in his bosom. And when Yashaya came into the village square, he set food and drink before the cat, and she did eat and drink, and shewed thanks unto him. And Yashaya gave the cat unto one of his disciples, who was a widow, whose name was Lorenza, and she took fine care of her. And some of the people in the village said, "This man careth for all creatures, small and great; are they his brothers and sisters that he should love them so?"
And Yashaya hearing their words, said unto them: "Verily, these are your fellow creatures of the great Household of the Eternal Being. Yea, they indeed are thy brethren and sisters, and have the same breath of life in the Eternal God, they being precious souls breathing the Spirit of Life, good and holy before God. And I tell ye, truly, whosoever careth for one of the least of these innocent creatures, and giveth it to eat and drink in its need, the same doeth it unto me. And whoso willingly allows one of these my creatures to be in want, and defendeth it not when evilly threatened, the same one allows the evil as if done unto me; for as ye have done wrongly in this life and caused harm to the great Household of God, so shall it be charged against thy soul. For I tell ye truly, the wicked one prepareth a place for the evil and a judgment; and none unrighteous shall escape, for by evil, the evil one judges and condemns the souls of many. How then are ye to flee the judgment of Gehenna if ye ill-treat my innocent creatures? Know ye, blood-guilt of man or beast is the crime of demons, for it originated with the evil one and God is far from those who sin in this manner.
"Flee ye, blood-guilt; but care for the innocent creatures even as ye care for thy own young, whom ye love and cherish. And fall not into the judgment of the evil one, for this one demands an eye for an eye and life for a life; for vengeance and revenge belongeth only to this evil one who claimeth to be like God, but in truth is a liar and the founder of the lie.
"For I tell ye, thy Father-Mother God in heaven seekest not revenge nor to avenge, but is above the thoughts of self-professed false gods who through their ignorance rule the earth in error and in sin. For what relationship hath light with darkness, or how cometh something clean and pure from something unclean and defiled? I tell ye, it cannot be, for the evil one speaks according to the evil of ignorance and bathes in the darkness of self-creation, whereas the holy ones dwell in the unapproachable light, where no darkness cometh near. Yea, evil cometh from evil roots and goodness cometh from holy roots; know ye thy roots and be free from slavery and the bondage of Satan."
And the people in the village were amazed at Yashaya's words and wondered greatly of his wisdom of all things, and did take heed and wanted to learn more of the holy way of life . . .
Unlawful to Torture or Torment Animals
And on another occasion, some of Yashaya's disciples came and told him of a certain Egyptian, a son of Belial (Satan), who taught others that it was lawful to torment and torture animals, if their suffering brought any profit to man. And hearing this report, Yashaya said unto them:
"Verily I say unto you, they who participate in and contemplate profits which are gotten by wronging one of God's innocent creatures, cannot be righteous, nay, nor can they be allowed to touch holy things, or even come near to the table of the Lord, nor can they teach the mysteries of the Kingdom. For I tell ye, those whose hands are stained with blood, and whose mouths are defiled with the flesh of innocent creatures, are not worthy of life in this world, nor in the world to come. Let such be born again to the sacred truths of the kingdom or forever be forgotten of God, for by no means will such enter the Kingdom of light, but will remain in darkness due to their blood-guilt.
"Let all know that God giveth the grains and the fruits of the earth for food, both to man and beast, and let no man say he is righteous, if he eat not the lawful sustenance of the body. For truly I tell thee, the robber who breaketh into the house made by man is guilty, but they who break into the house made by God, even of the least of these, are the greatest evil doers.
"Wherefore, I say unto all who desire to be my true disciples, keep your hands from bloodshed and let no flesh meat enter your mouths, for God is just and bountiful, who ordaineth that man shall live by the fruits and seeds of the earth alone.
"But this I also tell ye, if any animal suffer greatly, and if its life be a misery unto it, or if it be dangerous unto you, release it from its life quickly, and with as little pain as possible. But remember ye to send it forth in love and mercy, and only as the last thing done unto it, after all else hath failed ye. For I tell ye, truly, men fear animals in vain, and seek to destroy them out of fear and ignorance, so judge ye not every animal vicious, wrongly, lest ye be destroying the innocent creatures of God in sin.
"Yea, torment them not nor torture them in life or death or for profit of any kind, lest the Eternal Father withdraw His mercy from you. Yea, shew mercy unto them, as ye expect mercy to be shewed unto you; for every beast, small and great, hath been given into your hands and under your care, so remember ye, well, whatsoever ye do unto the least of these my children, ye do it unto me. For I am in them and they are in me, truly-all of them are my creatures of good and holy standing.
"For God cursed not any creature of the earth nor did He curse man, but the evil one bringeth all calamity into the world and did destroy the unity of every kingdom of life. For I tell ye truly, that in all the joys of the animal kingdom, I do rejoice greatly, but in all their afflictions, I am also afflicted. On this account, I say unto you, Be ye humane and kind, one to another, and to all the creatures of God."
And the people were amazed at Yashaya's authority to speak such words, for many gathered there were flesh eaters and cruel to their animals, for their ignorance of the Holy Law was great and they realized not how they wronged each other and the creatures of God.
The Eating of Animals, Birds and Fish Unlawful;
And on another day, the question of eating dead things was again presented, and some of Yashaya's newer disciples gathered around him and asked: "Master, ye do indeed know all things, and thy wisdom of the Holy Law excels all others; tell us, therefore, is the eating of sea creatures lawful as some say?"
And Yashaya looked upon them with sad eyes, for he knew they were yet unlearned men and their hearts were yet hardened by false doctrines of devils; and he said unto them:
"See ye the fishes of the sea, as we stand beside the seashore and look upon the waters of many lives. Yea, the water is their world, even as the dry land belongeth to man; I ask ye, do the fishes come unto thee and ask of thee for thy dry land or of its foods? Nay, nor is it lawful for thee to go into the sea and ask for things which belong not unto thee; for the earth is divided into three kingdoms of souls-one of the land, one of the air, and one of the sea, each according to its kind. And deposition for the Eternal Being hath given unto them each the Spirit of life and the Holy Breath, and what He giveth freely unto His creatures, neither men nor angels have authority to take back or claim as their own.
"For behold the fisherman, how he takes not what is his own; a thief he is, he stealeth the treasures of the deep and disrupts the holy life of the blessed, for hath not God blessed the sea creatures in the age they were created, and said unto them all: 'Yea, it is Good and Holy, let them have life and bring forth after their kind and let them rejoice in their watery home and sing unto me songs of praise and of much joy and peace.' But the fisherman casts many kinds of food into the waters, because each one of the fish has his own food, and the fish then sees and pursues the food and is snatched up; and the fisherman rejoiceth, because he has caught the unwise fish.
"And most truly I tell ye, Satan, like the fisherman, casts his hooks into ye, for the evil one lies in wait, wishing to seize thee, that he might swallow thee up and rejoice at the catch. For Satan, likened to a fisherman, places many foods before thy eyes, wishing to make thee desirous of them, even if only to taste a little, so that he may seize thee, and bring thee out of light into darkness. Wherefore, I say unto thee, do not be touching the food of Satan, for the wicked one lies in wait for the unwise and the unlearned with many hooks and traps and every kind of net; for if ye be tempted with a single unlawful food, it is necessary for ye to desire all others, and finally, then, such unlawful things become the food of death; and Satan is victorious. Wherefore, Be ye not deceivers as fishermen, men of trickery, nor be eating the catch thereof, for many are they who Satan ensnares with the taste of unlawful things and maketh them partners in death."
And Yashaya's disciples were well pleased with Yashaya's answer and they remarked of his great understanding of the Holy Laws of God and the workings of Satan the evil one.
Yashaya Releases the Caged Birds
And it came to pass, as Yashaya was traveling to Jericho, he met a man with a cage overcrowded with birds, which he had caught, and among them were young doves. And Yashaya saw how the birds were in misery, having lost their freedom, and moreover being tormented with hunger and thirst.
So, Yashaya said unto the man: "What doest thou with these weaker creatures of God?" And the man answered, "I go on my way to make a living, for I sell these birds which I have taken freely of."
And Yashaya said unto him, "What thinkest thou, if another man, stronger than thou or with greater craft, were to bind thee and cage thee, or thy wife, or thy children; and throw them into a cage, in order to sell them into captivity for profit, thus making his living by such? I ask thee, are not these thy fellow creatures, but only weaker than thou art? And doth not the same God, our Father-Mother care for them as for thee? I tell ye, let these thy little brethren and sisters go free, and see that thou do this cruel thing no more, but take up a living of honest means, whereby causing no harm to any of God's innocent creatures."
And the man marvelled at Yashaya's words and listened unto him and agreed to let the birds go free. And when the man unbound the birds, they flew unto Yashaya and rested upon his shoulder and did sing songs unto him and there they remained for a time until they flew away in freedom. And the man was astonished at the sight he beheld and asked further of Yashaya many things, and Yashaya did minister unto him for a good part of a day.
And after the man departed, he learnt the craft of making baskets, and did earn his bread honestly and without blood-guilt, with no further harm to God's creatures; and after a time he did destroy his cages and traps, and became a disciple of the Holy Way of life. And in the course of time he also learned of the humane life and did instruct others even in the same instructions, Yashaya did teach him by, that all creatures of God were born free and should remain free to live in joy and peace among their own kinds.
The Return of the Holy Twelve
And in the course of time, the Holy Twelve apostles did return and regather unto Yashaya and did relate unto him the many things of their journeys to the twelve tribes of Israel. And it was at this time when Yashaya was sitting near the sea, in a circle of twelve palm trees . . . The chosen twelve and their disciples came unto him. And there they all together sat under the shade of the trees.
And Yashaya spake unto them many things . . . And Yashaya said unto them, "But whom do ye say that I am now?"
And the apostles in turn answered: "Thou are indeed the Holy Christ, the Son of the True God Eternal, who decendeth from heaven and dwelleth in the hearts of them who believe and obey the Holy Law. For we, thy holy twelve, have worked every good thing in thy Name and it was accomplished, even as ye said unto us in the beginning. Yea, we have been granted authority to heal every sickness Satan the evil one putteth on earth, and yet raise the dead; for even the demons are subject unto us through thy Holy Name!
"And in every place we goeth, the Holy Spirit goeth also, and is there for strength and wisdom in all things. Yea, all things ye spake unto us are true and proven; we have become Sons of the Eternal Father-Mother in heaven for a certainty."
And Yashaya said unto them: "Blessed are ye my twelve, who do believe, for flesh and blood hath not revealed these things unto you, but only the Spirit of God which dwelleth within you. For, I indeed am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and the Truth understandeth all things. For I say unto ye, All Truth is in God, and I bear testimony unto the All Truth. I am the true Rock, and on this Rock do I build my Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it, nay, for out of this Rock flow rivers of living water to give life to the peoples of the earth.
"But behold, and beware, there shall arise after you, men of perverse minds who shall through ignorance or through craft, suppress many truths which I have spoken unto you, and lay to me things which I never spoke at all, thereby sowing tares among the good wheat which I have given you to sow in the world.
"Then shall the truth of God endure the contradictions of evil doers . . . But the time cometh when the things which they have hidden, shall be revealed and made known, and the truth shall make free those which were bound by falsehood and enslaved by Satan's deceptions and lies....Woe is the time when the evil spirit of the world entereth into the Church, and my doctrine and precepts are made void through the corruption of men and of women. Yea, woe is the world when the light is hidden and truth abandoned.
"For all these things shall come to pass . . . For many are they who shall trespass against my Holy Laws and seek the laws of the evil one, for they will love the lie and hate the truth and yearn for every evil desire and lust contrary to nature."
And at that time Yashaya lifted his voice to heaven and said: "I thank Thee, O most righteous Parent, Creator of Every Perfect Gift, that though these things are hidden from the worldly wise, they are nevertheless revealed unto babes."
Only Yashaya Gives Rest, for He Is the True Rest
"Come, therefore, unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you my rest. Yea, take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek, I am humane, I am the Holy Way, and then ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is equal and it is easy going, and my burden is light and presseth not unequally; for know ye, that no one knows the Father, lest he know me first. For if ye know me not and reject my laws, ye shall in no way enter into my rest or cometh into peace and joy of life; for my rest is life unto all those who seek after the eternal treasures of heaven and worry not over the vain glories of the world . . ."
Yashaya Again Gives the Holy Law
After six days, when the Feast of Tabernacles was nigh at hand, Yashaya did take the Holy Twelve and did bring them up into a high mountain away from the people, and as he was praying, the fashion of his countenance was changed, and he was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his robe was white as the light.
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him and speaking of the Holy Law, and of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
And Moses spake, saying, "This is HE of whom I foretold, saying, A prophet from the midst of thy brethren, like unto me shall the Eternal Spirit send unto you, and that which the Eternal Spirit speaketh unto him, shall he speak unto you, and unto him shall ye hearken, and whoso will not obey shall bring upon themselves their own self-willed destruction."
Then Peter said unto Yashaya, "Dear Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt let us make there three tabernacles--one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
But while he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and twelve rays as of the sun issued from the cloud, and a voice came out of the cloud, which said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him and keep his law."
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly astonished. And Yashaya came and touched them and said, "Arise and be not afraid." And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Yashaya only. And the six glories of the eternal spirit, the first of the holy Archangels, were seen upon him.
And Yashaya said unto them, "Behold, anew I give unto you, The Law, which is not new but from old. Even as Moses gave the law to Israel after the flesh, so also I give unto you the law for the Kingdom of Israel after the Spirit.
"For who are the Israel of God? Even they of every nation and tribe who work righteousness, love, mercy and keep my commandments, these are the true Israel of God."
And standing upon his feet, Yashaya spake, saying:
"Hear O Israel, the Eternal All, Thy God is One; Many are My overseers, and My prophets. In Me all live and move, and have subsistence.
"Ye shall love thy God with all your understanding of the Holy Law.
"Ye shall love thy neighbor as yourself, even as the law instructs.
"Ye shall not take away the life of any creature for your pleasure, nor for your profit, nor yet torment it.
"Ye shall not steal the goods of any, nor gather lands and riches to yourselves, beyond your need or use.
"Ye shall not eat the flesh, nor drink the blood of any slaughtered creature, nor yet anything which bringeth disorder to your health or senses.
"Ye shall not make impure marriages, where love and health are not, nor yet corrupt yourselves, or any creature made pure by the Holy One.
"Ye shall not bear false witness, against any, nor wilfully deceive any by a lie to hurt them.
"Ye shall not do unto others, as ye would not that others should do unto you.
"Ye shall worship One Eternal, the Father-Mother in Heaven, of Whom are all things, and reverence the Holy Name, keeping sacred Their daily holy communions.
"Ye shall revere your fathers and your mothers on earth, whose care is for you, and all the teachers of righteousness.
"Ye shall cherish and protect the weak, and those who are oppressed, and all creatures that suffer wrong.
"Ye shall work with your hands the things that are good and seemly; so shalt ye eat the fruits of the earth, and live long in the land.
"Ye shall purify yourselves daily and rest every Seventh Day from labour, keeping Holy the Sabbaths and the Festivals of your God and Creator.
"Ye shall do unto others, as ye would that others should unto you."
And when his disciples heard these holy words, they smote upon their breasts, saying: "Wherein we have offended, O God please forgive us; and may thy wisdom, love and truth within us, so incline our hearts to love, keep and cherish this Holy Law."
And Yashaya said unto them, "My yoke is equal and my burden light, if ye will to bear it; to you it will be easy. Lay no other burden on those that enter into the kingdom, but only these necessary things.
"This is the Law renewed unto the Israel of God, and the complete Law is within, for it is the law of love, and it is not new but old. Take heed that ye add nothing to this law, neither take anything from it. For verily I say unto you, they who believe and obey this law shall be saved, and they who know and obey it not, shall be lost.
"But as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive. And the disobedient shall be given many tests, for they who persist in wickedness shall descend and shall perish eternally; but they who obey my Law will inherit everlasting life."
And as they came down from the mountain, Yashaya charged them, saying, "Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the sleep of death."
His disciples then asked him, saying, "Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?" And Yashaya answered and said unto them, "Elias truly shall first come and make ready all things.
"But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they lusted. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them." Then the disciples understood that Yashaya spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Yashaya Interprets the Law
And when they came down from the mountain, one of Yashaya's disciples asked him: "Lord, if a man keep not all these commandments, shall he enter into Life?"
And Yashaya answered him saying: "The Law is Holy in the letter, but more perfect in the spirit, for the letter without the spirit is dead, but the spirit maketh the letter alive. Take ye heed, wherefore, that ye obey the law from the heart, and in the spirit of love, all the Commandments which I have given unto you, for each law is a hedge unto thee, and a safeguard for thy soul.
"For it hath been written: Thou shall not kill, but I say unto you, if any hate and desire but a moment to slay, they are guilty of the law. Yea, if they cause harm or pain to any innocent creature, they are indeed guilty. Only if they kill to put an end to suffering which cannot be healed, they are guilty not, if they do it quickly and in love.
"It hath also been said, Thou shall not steal, but I say unto you, if any is not content with that which he has, and so desires and seeks after that which is another's, or if he withholds that which is just from the worker, he has already stolen in his heart; and truly I tell thee, his guilt is greater than that of one who stealeth bread in necessity, to satisfy his hunger.
"Again ye have been told: Thou shalt not commit adultery; but I say unto you, if man and woman join together in marriage with unhealthy bodies, and beget unhealthy offspring, they are guilty--yea, even though they have not taken their neighbor's spouse.
"And if any enter into marriage for unnatural relations and raise not offspring, but do come near to each other, they are guilty. And if any has not taken a woman who belongeth to another, but desires in his heart and seeks after her body, he has committed adultery already in spirit.
"And again I say unto you, if any lust and seek to possess the body of any creature for food, or for pleasure, or for profit, they defile themselves thereby, and thus deny my commandments, and are guilty."
And Yashaya continued to interpret the Holy Law, and his disciples listened unto him with great interest and were astonished by his wisdom.
And he said unto them: "Yea, and if a man telleth the truth to his neighbor in such a way as to lead him into evil, even though it be true in the letter, he is guilty. Walk therefore ye in the spirit, and thus shall ye fulfill the law in the letter and be made ready for the Kingdom.
"Let the Law be unwritten within your own hearts rather than on tables of stone memorial; in this manner be ye perfect, as which things nevertheless ye ought to do, and not to leave the other things undone.
"For I say unto you again, the Law I have given unto you is Holy, Just and Good, and blessed are all they who obey and walk therein. For truly I tell ye, God is Spirit, and they who worship God must worship in spirit and truth, at all times and in every place under the sun. Wherefore, whosoever listens to my words, and keepeth the Holy Law, pure, and undefiled, will inherit rich rewards in this life and everlasting life in the world to come."
Yashaya the Living Water Which Cometh from Heaven
And Yashaya lifted up his voice and cried aloud: "O ye that thirst, seek ye the living water which cometh from Heaven, for this is the water of life, which whoso drinketh, thirsteth no more. For as ye behold the waters of the very sea that washes and purifies all therein, know ye also the waters from above are life unto thy soul. For sweet and refreshing are the living waters of truth, wherein the righteous bathe and delight in the All-Peace.
"Yea, when ye learn the mysteries of God, ye shall know the waters of life and every secret of nature hidden in the creations of the Father-Mother, for all is in Them and Them in all."
Yashaya Feeds One Thousand with Five Melons
And then Yashaya took of some fruit, five melons, and divided them among the people and they ate thereof, and their thirst was quenched. And he said unto them: "If the True God maketh the sun to shine, and the water to fill out these delicious fruits of earth, shall not the same be the Sun of your souls, and fill ye with water of life? Therefore, seek ye the truth and let your souls be satisfied, for the truth of God is that water which cometh only from heaven, without money and without price, and they who drink shall be satisfied." And those whom he fed with the five melons, were 1000-men, women and children-and none of them departed ahungered or athirst.
The True Temple: The Body of Man,
In Which God's Spirit Dwells
And it came to pass that some of Yashaya's disciples, who were stonemasons, were repairing one of the chambers of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Yashaya was passing by. And they said unto him: "Lord and Master, see'st thou these great buildings and what manner of stones are set here . . ."
And Yashaya answered: "Yea, the stonework is indeed great and beautiful, for well wrought are the stones, but I tell ye, the day cometh when not one stone shall be left on another . . . For the true Temple is the body of man in which the True God dwelleth by the Spirit. For I say unto thee, when this Temple is destroyed, in three days, God shall raise up a more glorious temple, which the eye of the natural man perceiveth not.
"Know ye not that ye are the living temples of the Holy Spirit? And whoso destroyeth one of these temples, the same shall be himself destroyed!"
And some of the scribes and the Pharisees who rendered flesh and blood rituals at the Temple, heard Yashaya's words and sought to entangle him in his talk and said: "If thou wouldst put away the sacrifice of sheep and oxen and birds, to what purpose was this Temple built for God by Solomon?"
And Yashaya said unto them: "It is written in the Prophets, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations, for the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. But ye know not the Pure Oblation, nor do ye wish to know, for ye have it a house of slaughter and bloodshed, a house filled with many evils.
"Again I say unto thee, it is written, From the rising of the sun unto the setting of the same, my Name shall be great among the Gentiles, and incense with a Pure Offering shall be offered unto me. But ye have made it a desolation with your flesh and blood offerings, and use the sweet incense only to cover the ill savour thereof. Know ye, I am not come to destroy the law, but to interpret and fulfill all things spoken of me.
"Know ye not what is written? 'Obedience is better than sacrifice and to hearken better than the fat of rams. I, the Lord, am weary of your burnt offerings, and vain oblations; your hands are full of blood.'
"And is it not also written, 'What is the sacrifice? Wash you and make you clean and put away the evil from before mine eyes, cease to do evil, learn to do well. Yea, do justice for the fatherless and the widow and all that are oppressed. For by so doing, ye shall fulfill the law . . . Pure worshippers worship the Eternal Spirit in purity and in truth . . ."'
And the Pharisees said unto Yashaya, "Who art thou that seekest to do away with the blood rituals and despiseth the seed of Abraham?"
And Yashaya said in answer: "Before Abraham was, I am."
But they refused to listen to Yashaya's words and said: "He is inspired by a demon," and some others said: "He is mad."
And they told these things to the priests and elders, and they were wroth, saying: "He hath spoken blasphemy; let us seek a way to rid ourselves of this one."
And Yashaya hearing their words, said further unto them: "I ask ye, how teacheth ye the spiritual matters of God, if ye understand not the physical matters? For if ye have not mercy on the creatures of God that ye do see and touch, how can ye grasp the spiritual things of God which ye see and touch not?"
And the Pharisees and scribes looked upon Yashaya with great contempt and remained silent.
And Yashaya said unto his disciples: "So it is with the soul of every creature, though unseen by human eyes, for it is hidden within the garment of flesh and blood. Every creature is twofold by nature: for without the spiritual half, there can be no physical manifestation. Therefore, I tell ye, the body is dust, but the soul is of God. Fear not, then, those wicked who destroy the physical body but cannot kill the spiritual soul. For the man of God knows his root, he being of God, and God knoweth him which belongeth to the fold.
"Know ye also, that whosoever treateth the least of these the souls of God with contempt, doth the same unto me; for these hypocrites respect not the marvel of life within all things. Yea, they seek the death of things and rejoice therein. Know ye, they originate from the mother of seven evils, for where is suffering and bloodshed, there be Satan also.
"So shall these blind guides inherit the place preserved for them, for the Father-Mother above all things, forgives not the wanton sins of evil doers, and excuses not the hardness of hearts and dullness of senses that accompany wicked men.
"Flee, then, away from these workers of lawlessness; because they wish not eternal life, and desire to bar all others from the road leading to it. Truly I tell ye this day, they are having their reward in full--in no manner shall they enter the kingdom nor receive the promise, for they are as dung upon the surface of the earth.
"Seek ye the Holy Law and love and mercy of My ways, and ye shall find eternal life and peace. Separate thyselves from wicked men, who twist and garble the sacred scriptures to satisfy their lust and pleasure."
And at a later time, after Yashaya had said many other things unto the Pharisees, certain of the scribes and Elders from the Temple came unto Yashaya saying: "Tell us, Why do thy disciples teach men that it is unlawful to eat the flesh of animals, even though they be offered in sacrifice as Moses ordained? For it is written, God said to Noah, 'The fear and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the field, and every bird of the air, and every fish of the sea, into your hand they are delivered.' Why do ye say otherwise?"
And Yashaya looked upon them and said in a strong voice: "Ye Hypocrites, well did Esaias speak of you and your forefathers, saying, 'This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouths, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. For in vain do they worship Me teaching and believing, and teaching for divine doctrine, the commandments of men in my name, but to satisfy their own evil and lusts.'
"And also Jeremiah did bear testimony when he said, concerning blood offerings and sacrifice: 'I the True God, commanded none of these things in the day that ye came out of Egypt, but only this I commanded you: To do righteousness, walk in the ancient paths of My laws, so as to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God. But ye did not hearken to Me, Who in the beginning gave you all manner of seed, and fruit of the trees and seed having been for the food and healing of man and beast.'"
And the Scribes said unto Yashaya, "Thou speakest against the law! Thy sin is great!"
And Yashaya perceiving the hardness of their hearts and the stubbornness of their evil ways, for they were without mercy or goodness, said unto them: "Nay, against Moses I speak not, nor against the ancient law that always was; but against those who corrupted the law, I do speak out! For out of the hardness of your hearts the law was corrupted.
"But behold, a greater than Moses is here! For I come to inscribe the law on soft fleshly hearts and not on stone tables, that the meek may live and the wicked be judged. For ye speak according to thy wickedness and ye judge Moses by thy standard of evil. Know ye that Moses, my servant, speaketh in truth of the True God, but thy forefathers, evil in their ways, calleth the truth a lie, and maketh the lie the truth. And ye do believeth the lie every time, because no truth can be found in ye.
"Thy law is of the maker of the lie, and thy beliefs are the inventions of thy god, who knoweth not truth, but only the lie, for truth was not found in this one, who thought the impossible thought to be like the Eternal Spirit, but strove not for light, but darkness. Know ye then, ye are workers of darkness, because no light is in thee, for ye behold the Light before thee, but see not. If ye knoweth not the real Moses, ye knoweth not the greater Moses."
And the Elders and scribes were angry at Yashaya's words, for they understood him to mean they were wicked and stubborn, and they took up stones to cast at him, but Yashaya passed through their midst, hidden from their violence.
Yashaya Knows His Sheep; the True Sheep Know Him
And Yashaya continued to work many wonders wherever he went unto the people, and he taught mysteries of God never heard before, but few understood their meaning. He healed every illness and made the blind to see; the poor were aided, and he preached peace and joy and eternal life to all those of humble heart. And the people were astonished by his great works and followed him in great numbers, and many were his disciples who became followers of the Essene way of life.
And one day as Yashaya and some of his disciples were praying in the countryside, a shepherd leading his flock passed them by. And Yashaya took up one of the young lambs in his arms and talked to it lovingly, and pressed it to his bosom, and the young lamb cried out as a babe in the arms of a mother. And then Yashaya said unto his disciples: "I am the good shepherd and know my sheep, even as they know me. And as the Parent of All knoweth me, even so I know my sheep, and lay down my life for the sheep. For other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also must I bring, and they shall hear my voice, for there shall be one fold and one shepherd over all.
"Thus I lay down my earthly body, that I may take my spirit body again. Know ye, no man taketh life from me, but I lay it down of my own will, for I have power to lay my life down and I have power to take it up again.
"Thus I say unto ye, fear not the things thy eyes shall behold concerning my body, for it is my will that I lay down my body, and not the will of any man. Yea, I come from heaven with power and glory of the Father-Mother Who sent me; I depart from earth, unlike the Temple sacrifices of animal flesh, for blood washes away not the sins of man, nor burnt offerings the evil.
"I lay down my body in defense of the love of the law, for there is no thing above the love of my law and no thing is greater than to lay down a life for a brother. Thus in me the love of the law is made manifest, that men may know they abused the law of love and worked great sin against the creations of the Eternal Spirit.
"Yea, I am the perfect shepherd, for the perfect shepherd feedeth his flock; he gathereth his lambs in his bosom and gently leadeth those that are with young. Yea, the perfect shepherd even giveth his life for the safety of the sheep.
"But behold the hireling, who owns not the sheep, and is not the shepherd-he seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and fleeth, and the wolf catcheth them and scattereth the sheep about. But the hireling careth not, for the sheep are not his own.
"Therefore, I tell ye, I am the door and by me all who enter shall be safe, and shall go in and out and find good pastures always. The evil one cometh only to steal and to kill and to scatter the sheep; I am come only that they might have life more abundantly. He therefore that entereth in by the door, is the true shepherd of the sheep, to whom the porter openeth, and the sheep hear his voice, for he calleth his sheep by name, and leadeth them out, and he knoweth their number.
"Yea, the sheep follow him willingly, for they know his voice. For a stranger they follow not, but will flee from him, for they know not the voice of a stranger . . . My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they truly follow me and keep my law, and I give unto them eternal life, for they shall never perish, neither shall any evil one pluck them out of my fold. For I tell ye, my Parent, Who gave them unto me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Parent's hand.
Warns Of Lying Shepherds
Who Will Mislead The Sheep
And Yashaya said unto his disciples, "So shall it be that many lying shepherds will mislead the sheep, and seek to devour them and scatter them about, doing so in my name. But I say unto ye, the one who misguides the sheep to barren pastures and says unto them, 'I am the door and the way,' this one would be better if he were never born at all! For many, indeed, shall come as wolves garbed in sheep's dress to scatter and destroy, and ye will know them by their merciless ways, for such are the ones who ill-treat the innocent creatures of God.
"For I say unto ye, if a good shepherd have one hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, this same shepherd will leave the 99 in safety and then set out to find the one lost sheep. And if so be that he find it, truly I say unto you, he rejoiceth more over that sheep than over the 99 which went not astray and are safe!
"So it is not the will of your heavenly Parent, that one of these should perish; thus the Son of Man is come to earth to save that which was lost, namely his sheep. Be ye therefore, perfect and good shepherds of the flock of God and lead the sheep to safety and to life." But some of the disciples understood not the parable Yashaya spake unto them and questioned him further.
True Sons and Daughters of God-
Those Who Work Righteousness
And Yashaya continued to work miracles in the land, and work every good thing to the glory of the Eternal Father-Mother in heaven. He raised the dead that they might walk and talk again; he cured every disease the evil one has brought on man and animal; he discoursed on the Holy Law of God and taught its virtues and values; he taught the meaning of true love and divine mercy; he taught the forgiveness of those who trespass against the law and each other; yea, the inner peace of the soul and holy way of life did Yashaya teach the people.
And one warm sunny day, Yashaya said unto the disciples and a great crowd around them: "I will tell ye, one and all before me this day, Who truly is the son of God and who truly is the daughter of God? Yea, even the great crowd of them who turn from all evil and do righteousness, love mercy and walk reverently with their God. These are truly the sons and the daughters of man who come up out of Egypt, to whom it is given that they should be called the sons and the daughters of God.
"And I tell ye this day, they are gathered out from every tribe and every nation, and every race, and every tongue, for they come from the East and the West, and the North and the South. Yea, this be the true Israel of God, that dwelleth on Mt. Zion, and they eat bread and drink of the fruit of the vine at the holy table of God, and they come to know and see God face to face. For know ye the Holy Law was given unto every nation of men who would walk humbly before the True God, and out from every nation, cometh those who keepeth my law to salvation. Indeed, these are the true Israel of God. For I tell ye, by a race, God judgeth not the souls of men, but by the heart of man; whosoever walketh by the Pure Oblation, walketh in the holy path of God and is saved."
The Hypocrisy of the Scribes and the Pharisees
And the time arrived when Yashaya spake to the multitude and his disciples on the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and the Scribes. And he said unto all that listened: "Behold, how the Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat . . . For they desire to be called of men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi' . . . But I tell ye, desire not to be called Rabbi, for one is your Rabbi, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
"And call not any one father on earth, for on earth are fathers in flesh only; but in Heaven there is One Who is your Father and your Mother, Who hath the Spirit of truth, Whom the wicked world cannot receive.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for because you reject the holy law, and yourselves enter not, ye also prevent others from entering therein.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye travel land and sea to make one believer; and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of Satan than yourselves.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. But ye care not, ye blind guides! For ye quickly strain out a gnat, and yet swallow a camel whole.
"Woe unto ye, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like unto white tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of the dead and all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear as shining temples, all righteous, unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and dead things. For ye are yourselves living tombs of the dead rather than Temples of the living God, Whom ye know not.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we surely would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Liars! Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye do as the children of them which did kill the prophets.
"Wherefore it was said by holy Wisdom Herself, Behold, Behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes, and some of them shall ye scourge . . . kill and crucify . . . and persecute . . . And upon you shall come all the righteous bloodshed upon the earth, the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou wicked city that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee in truth, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but ye would not give ear!
"Behold, thy hearts of stone, for now thy house is left desolate unto you. For I say unto you truly, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye should cry out, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Blessed are they who come in the Name of the Just One . . ."'
And after saying all these things and more, those who listened were amazed at Yashaya's words, but the scribes and the Pharisees were enraged with hatred for Yashaya and wanted very much in their evil hearts to do away with him, but did not; and they walked away from Yashaya murmuring sayings to themselves, against his speech.