James

Holy Aramaic Scriptures

James

Chapter 1
ܝܥܩܘܒ ܥܒܕܗ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܘܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܠܬܪܬܥܣܪܐ ܫܪܒܢ ܕܙܪܝܥܢ
ܒܥܡܡܐ ܫܠܡ
1 Yaqub {Jacob/James}, an Abdeh d’Alaha {a Slave of God} and of Maran Eshu Meshikha {Our Lord Y’shu, The Anointed One}: unto The Tharthasre Sharban {The Twelve Tribes}, which are sown among the Amme {the Peoples/the Nations/Gentiles}; Shlama {Peace}!

ܟܠ ܚܕܘܐ ܬܗܘܐ ܠܟܘܢ ܐܚܝ ܟܕ ܬܥܠܘܢ ܠܢܣܝܘܢܐ ܣܓܝܐܐ ܘܡܫܚܠܦܐ
2 Let it be all Khadua {Joy} unto you, Akhay {my Brothers}, when you enter into various and many nesyune {trials},

ܝܕܥܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܕܒܘܩܝܐ ܕܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܡܩܢܐ ܠܟܘܢ ܡܣܝܒܪܢܘܬܐ
3 for, you know that the trying of Haymanutha {Faith}, provides masaybranutha {patience} for you.

ܠܗ ܕܝܢ ܠܡܣܝܒܪܢܘܬܐ ܢܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܥܒܕܐ ܡܫܡܠܝܐ ܕܬܗܘܘܢ ܓܡܝܪܝܢ ܘܡܫܠܡܢܝܢ ܘܒܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܚܣܝܪܝܢ
4 Yet, unto masaybranutha {patience}, let there be to it a complete work, so that you might be mature and perfect, and in nothing be deficient.

ܐܢ ܐܢܫ ܕܝܢ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܚܣܝܪ ܡܢ ܚܟܡܬܐ ܢܫܐܠ ܡܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܕܝܗܒ ܠܟܠ ܦܫܝܛܐܝܬ ܘܠܐ ܡܚܣܕ
ܘܡܬܝܗܒܐ ܠܗ
5 But, if a nash {a man} from you is deficient in khekmatha {wisdom}, he should ask for it from Alaha {God}, who gives unto all freely, and doesn’t revile, and it will be given unto him.

ܢܫܐܠ ܕܝܢ ܒܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܟܕ ܠܐ ܡܬܦܠܓ ܗܘ ܕܝܢ ܕܡܬܦܠܓ ܕܡܐ ܠܓܠܠܐ ܕܝܡܐ ܕܫܓܫܐ ܠܗܘܢ ܪܘܚܐ
6 Yet, let him ask in Haymanutha {Faith}, while not doubting, for, he who methphalag {doubts}, is compared unto a wave of the yama {the sea}, which the wind disturbs;

ܘܠܐ ܢܣܒܪ ܗܘ ܒܪܢܫܐ ܕܢܣܒ ܡܕܡ ܡܢ ܡܪܝܐ
7 and don’t suppose that that bar-nasha {son of man} receives a thing from MarYa {The Lord-YHWH},

ܐܝܢܐ ܕܦܠܝܓ ܒܪܥܝܢܗ ܘܫܓܝܫ ܒܟܠܗܝܢ ܐܘܪܚܬܗ
8 he who is divided in reyaneh {his mind}, and troubled in all his ways.

ܢܫܬܒܗܪ ܕܝܢ ܐܚܐ ܡܟܝܟܐ ܒܪܘܡܪܡܗ
9 But, the Akha {the Brother} will boast who is humble, in his exaltation,

ܘܥܬܝܪܐ ܒܡܘܟܟܗ ܡܛܠ ܕܐܝܟ ܗܒܒܐ ܕܥܣܒܐ ܗܟܢܐ ܥܒܪ
10 and the athiyra {the rich}, in humility, because, as the blossom of the herb, thus he will pass away,

ܕܢܚ ܓܝܪ ܫܡܫܐ ܒܚܘܡܗ ܘܡܘܒܫ ܠܗ ܠܥܣܒܐ ܘܗܒܒܗ ܢܦܠ ܘܫܘܦܪܐ ܕܚܙܘܗ ܐܒܕ ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܥܬܝܪܐ ܚܡܐ ܒܗܘܦܟܘܗܝ
11 for, the shemsha {the sun} shines in its heat, and is withering unto the herb, and its blossom falls off, and the beauty of its appearance is lost. Thus also, the athiyra {the rich} withers, through his conduct.

ܛܘܒܘܗܝ ܠܓܒܪܐ ܕܡܣܝܒܪ ܢܣܝܘܢܐ ܕܡܐ ܕܐܬܒܚܪ ܢܣܒ ܟܠܝܠܐ ܕܚܝܐ ܗܘ ܕܡܠܟ ܐܠܗܐ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܪܚܡܝܢ ܠܗ
12 Good things come unto the gabra {the man} who is enduring trials, because, after he is examined, he will receive The Kliyla d’Khaye {The Crown of Life}, which Alaha {God} promises unto those who love Him.

ܠܐ ܢܐܡܪ ܐܢܫ ܟܕ ܡܬܢܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܡܬܢܣܐ ܐܢܐ ܐܠܗܐ ܓܝܪ ܠܐ ܡܢܣܝ ܒܒܝܫܬܐ ܘܗܘ ܠܐܢܫ ܠܐ ܡܢܣܐ
13 A nash {a man} shall not say when he is being tempted, that “from Alaha {God} I am tempted,” for, Alaha {God} doesn’t tempt through biyshatha {evils}, and He, unto a nash {a man}, doesn’t tempt;

ܐܠܐ ܐܢܫ ܐܢܫ ܡܢ ܪܓܬܗ ܗܘ ܡܬܢܣܐ ܘܡܬܪܓܪܓ ܘܡܬܢܓܕ
14 rather, each nash {man} is tempted from regtheh {his lust}, and aroused, and drawn away,

ܘܗܕܐ ܪܓܬܐ ܒܛܢܐ ܘܝܠܕܐ ܚܛܝܬܐ ܚܛܝܬܐ ܕܝܢ ܡܐ ܕܐܬܓܡܪܬ ܝܠܕܐ ܡܘܬܐ
15 and this, regtheh {his lust}, conceives, and gives birth unto sin, yet, when sin is mature, it gives birth unto mawtha {death}.

ܠܐ ܬܛܥܘܢ ܐܚܝ ܚܒܝܒܐ
16 Don’t wander, my beloved Brothers!

ܟܠ ܡܘܗܒܬܐ ܛܒܬܐ ܘܡܫܡܠܝܬܐ ܡܢ ܠܥܠ ܢܚܬܐ ܡܢ ܐܒܐ ܕܢܗܝܪܐ ܗܘ ܕܠܝܬ ܠܘܬܗ ܫܘܚܠܦܐ ܡܕܡ ܐܦ ܠܐ ܛܠܢܝܬܐ ܕܫܘܓܢܝܐ
17 Every good and perfect gift from above, comes down from Aba d’Nahiyre {The Father of Lights}; that One with which isn’t any variation, not even a shadow of change.

ܗܘܝܘ ܨܒܐ ܘܝܠܕܢ ܒܡܠܬܐ ܕܩܘܫܬܐ ܕܢܗܘܐ ܪܫܝܬܐ ܕܒܪܝܬܗ
18 He Himself desired and gave birth unto us by The Miltha d’Qushtha {The Word of Truth}, so that we would be the first fruits of Beryatheh {His Creation}.

ܘܐܢܬܘܢ ܐܚܝ ܚܒܝܒܐ ܟܠ ܐܢܫ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܢܗܘܐ ܡܣܪܗܒ ܠܡܫܡܥ ܘܡܘܚܪ ܠܡܡܠܠܘ ܘܡܘܚܪ ܠܡܪܓܙ
19 And you, my beloved Brothers, every nash {man} from you should be quick to hear, and slow to speak, and slow to mergaz {be angry},

ܪܘܓܙܗ ܓܝܪ ܕܓܒܪܐ ܙܕܝܩܘܬܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܠܐ ܥܒܕ
20 for, the rugzeh d’gabra {the wrath of man} doesn’t perform The Zadiyqutha d’Alaha {The Righteousness of God}.

ܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܐܪܚܩܘ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܟܠܗ ܛܢܦܘܬܐ ܘܣܘܓܐܐ ܕܒܝܫܘܬܐ ܘܒܡܟܝܟܘܬܐ ܩܒܠܘ ܡܠܬܐ ܕܢܨܝܒܐ ܒܟܝܢܢ ܕܗܝ ܡܫܟܚܐ ܕܬܚܐ ܐܢܝܢ ܠܢܦܫܬܟܘܢ
21 On account of this, be removing from yourselves all impurity and the abundance of wickedness, and in humility be receiving The Miltha {The Word} which is planted in your nature, which is able to make your souls Live.

ܗܘܘ ܕܝܢ ܥܒܘܕܐ ܕܡܠܬܐ ܘܠܐ ܫܡܘܥܐ ܒܠܚܘܕ ܘܠܐ ܬܛܥܘܢ ܢܦܫܬܟܘܢ
22 But, be doers of The Miltha {The Word}, and not hearers only, and not deceiving your souls.

ܐܢ ܐܢܫ ܓܝܪ ܢܗܘܐ ܫܡܘܥܗ ܕܡܠܬܐ ܘܠܐ ܥܒܘܕܗ ܗܢܐ ܕܡܐ ܠܗܘ ܕܚܙܐ ܐܦܘܗܝ ܒܡܚܙܝܬܐ
23 For, if a nash {a man} be a shamuah d’Miltha {a hearer of The Word}, and not an abudah {a doer}, this is compared unto those who behold their faces in a makhzitha {a mirror};

ܚܙܐ ܓܝܪ ܢܦܫܗ ܘܥܒܪ ܘܛܥܐ ܕܐܝܟܢܐ ܗܘܐ
24 for, he sees naphsheh {his soul}, and turns away, and forgets how he was.

ܟܠ ܕܝܢ ܕܚܪ ܒܢܡܘܣܐ ܡܫܠܡܢܐ ܕܚܐܪܘܬܐ ܘܩܘܝ ܒܗ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܫܡܘܥܐ ܕܫܡܥܐ ܕܡܬܛܥܐ ܐܠܐ ܥܒܘܕܐ ܕܥܒܕܐ ܘܗܢܐ ܛܘܒܢܐ ܢܗܘܐ ܒܥܒܕܗ
25 Yet, all who look into the perfect Namusa d’Hirutha {Law of Freedom}, and remain in it, isn’t being a hearer of the hearing who forgets, but rather, is a doer of the work, and this one will be blessed in his labor.

ܘܐܢ ܐܢܫ ܣܒܪ ܕܡܫܡܫ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܘܠܐ ܐܚܕ ܠܫܢܗ ܐܠܐ ܡܛܥܐ ܠܗ ܠܒܗ ܕܗܢܐ ܣܪܝܩܐ ܗܝ ܬܫܡܫܬܗ
26 And if a nash {a man} thinks that he ministers for Alaha {God} and yet, doesn’t control leshaneh {his tongue}, he is deceived in lebeh {his heart}; for, of this one, his ministry is empty.

ܬܫܡܫܬܐ ܓܝܪ ܕܟܝܬܐ ܘܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܩܕܡ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܒܐ ܗܕܐ ܗܝ ܠܡܣܥܪ ܝܬܡܐ ܘܐܪܡܠܬܐ ܒܐܘܠܨܢܝܗܘܢ ܘܠܡܛܪ ܐܢܫ ܢܦܫܗ ܡܢ ܥܠܡܐ ܕܠܐ ܛܘܠܫܐ
27 For, The Ministry which is Pure, and Holy before Alaha Aba {God, The Father}, is this: It visits Orphans and Widows in their affliction, and keeps a nash’s naphsheh {a man’s soul} from the world, without a spot.

Chapter 2
ܐܚܝ ܠܐ ܒܡܣܒ ܒܐܦܐ ܬܗܘܘܢ ܐܚܝܕܝܢ ܠܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܕܬܫܒܘܚܬܗ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ
1 Akhay {My Brothers}, do not, in partiality with persons, be holding to The Haymanutha d’Teshbukhtheh d’Maran Eshu Meshikha {The Faith of The Glory of Our Lord Y’shu, The Anointed One}.

ܐܢ ܓܝܪ ܢܥܘܠ ܠܟܢܘܫܬܟܘܢ ܐܢܫ ܕܥܙܩܬܗ ܕܕܗܒܐ ܐܘ ܕܡܐܢܘܗܝ ܫܦܝܪܐ ܘܢܥܘܠ ܡܣܟܢܐ ܒܡܐܢܐ ܨܐܐ
2 For, if a nash {a man} enters into Kenushthkun {your Synagogue} who has rings which are of gold, or who has beautiful garments, and then enters a meskina {a poor man}, in filthy garments,

ܘܬܚܘܪܘܢ ܒܗܘ ܕܠܒܝܫ ܡܐܢܐ ܫܦܝܪܐ ܘܬܐܡܪܘܢ ܠܗ ܐܢܬ ܗܪܟܐ ܬܒ ܫܦܝܪ ܘܠܡܣܟܢܐ ܬܐܡܪܘܢ ܠܗ ܐܢܬ ܩܘܡ ܠܗܠ ܐܘ ܬܒ ܠܟ ܗܪܟܐ ܩܕܡ ܟܘܒܫܐ ܕܪܓܠܝܢ
3 and you have respect with that one who is clothed in shaphiyre {beautiful} garments, and say unto him, “You sit here, it is proper,” and unto the meskina {the poor man}, you say unto him, “Stand further away,” or unto him “sit here, in front of {lit. before} the footstool of my feet,”

ܠܐ ܗܐ ܐܬܦܠܓܬܘܢ ܠܟܘܢ ܒܢܦܫܟܘܢ ܘܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܡܦܪܫܢܐ ܕܡܚܫܒܬܐ ܒܝܫܬܐ
4 Behold, are you not divided among yourselves, and being a judge of makhshbatha biyshatha {evil thoughts}?

ܫܡܥܘ ܐܚܝ ܚܒܝܒܐ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܡܣܟܢܐ ܕܥܠܡܐ ܥܬܝܪܐ ܕܝܢ ܒܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܓܒܐ ܐܠܗܐ ܕܢܗܘܘܢ ܝܪܬܐ ܒܡܠܟܘܬܐ ܗܝ ܕܡܠܟ ܐܠܗܐ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܪܚܡܝܢ ܠܗ
5 Listen my beloved Akhay {Brothers}! Was it not the meskine {the poor} of the world, yet, rich in Haymanutha {Faith}, who were chosen by Alaha {God} to be Heirs in The Malkutha {The Kingdom}, that which Alaha {God} promised for those who love Him?

ܐܢܬܘܢ ܕܝܢ ܫܛܬܘܢܝܗܝ ܠܡܣܟܢܐ ܠܐ ܗܐ ܥܬܝܪܐ ܡܫܬܥܠܝܢ ܥܠܝܟܘܢ ܘܗܢܘܢ ܢܓܕܝܢ ܠܟܘܢ
ܠܒܝܬ ܕܝܢܐ
6 Yet, you are neglectful unto the meskina {the poor}. Listen! Don’t the athiyre {the rich} rise up against you, and are those who drag you unto the house of judgment?

ܠܐ ܗܐ ܗܢܘܢ ܡܓܕܦܝܢ ܥܠ ܫܡܐ ܛܒܐ ܕܐܬܩܪܝ ܥܠܝܟܘܢ
7 Listen! Are they not blaspheming against The Good Name, about which you proclaim?

ܘܐܢ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܒܗܕܐ ܡܫܠܡܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܕܟܬܝܒ ܕܬܪܚܡ ܠܩܪܝܒܟ ܐܝܟ ܢܦܫܟ ܫܦܝܪ ܥܒܕܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ
8 And if in this, you obey The Namusa d’Alaha {The Law of God}, as that which is written, that “You shall have love for your neighbor, as your own soul,” you do well.

ܐܢ ܕܝܢ ܒܐܦܐ ܢܣܒܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܚܛܝܬܐ ܥܒܕܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܡܬܟܘܢܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܡܢ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܐܝܟ ܥܒܪܝ ܥܠ ܢܡܘܣܐ
9 But, if you favor persons, you act in sin, and you are reproved from
The Namusa {The Law} as transgressing concerning The Namusa {The Law}.

ܐܝܢܐ ܓܝܪ ܕܟܠܗ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܢܛܪ ܘܒܚܕܐ ܫܪܥ ܠܟܠܗ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܐܬܚܝܒ
10 For, he who observes all The Namusa {The Law}, and slips in one part; unto the whole Namusa {Law} is condemned!

ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܕܐܡܪ ܕܠܐ ܬܓܘܪ ܗܘ ܐܡܪ ܕܠܐ ܬܩܛܘܠ ܐܢ ܕܝܢ ܠܐ ܓܐܪ ܐܢܬ ܐܠܐ ܩܛܠ ܐܢܬ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܟ ܥܒܪ ܥܠ ܢܡܘܣܐ
11 For, He who spoke: “Don’t commit adultery,” is He who spoke: “Don’t murder.” Yet, if you don’t commit adultery, but, you murder, you have become one which transgresses concerning The Namusa {The Law}.

ܗܟܢܐ ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܡܡܠܠܝܢ ܘܗܟܢܐ ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܣܥܪܝܢ ܐܝܟ ܐܢܫܐ ܕܒܢܡܘܣܐ ܕܚܐܪܘܬܐ ܥܬܝܕܝܢ
ܐܢܬܘܢ ܠܡܬܬܕܢܘ
12 Thus you are to be speaking, and thus you are to be doing,
like a nasha {someone}, which, in The Namusa d’Hirutha {The Law of Freedom} you are destined to be judged.

ܕܝܢܐ ܓܝܪ ܗܘܐ ܕܠܐ ܪܚܡܐ ܥܠ ܗܘ ܕܠܐ ܥܒܕ ܪܚܡܐ ܡܫܬܥܠܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܒܪܚܡܐ ܥܠ ܕܝܢܐ
13 For, judgment will be without mercy upon that one who hasn’t performed mercy. By mercy you will be elevated over judgment.

ܡܢܐ ܗܢܝܢܐ ܐܚܝ ܐܢ ܐܢܫ ܐܡܪ ܕܐܝܬ ܠܝ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܘܥܒܕܐ ܠܝܬ ܠܗ ܕܠܡܐ ܡܫܟܚܐ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܗ ܕܬܚܝܘܗܝ
14 What is the profit, Akhay {my Brothers}, if a nash {a man} says that “For me there is Haymanutha {Faith},” and there is no wabade {works} for him, unless Haymanutheh {his Faith} is able to make him Live?

ܘܐܢ ܐܚܐ ܐܘ ܚܬܐ ܢܗܘܘܢ ܥܪܛܠܝܝܢ ܘܚܣܝܪܝܢ ܣܝܒܪܬܐ ܕܝܘܡܐ
15 And if an Akha {a Brother}, or an Khatha {a Sister} might be naked, and lacking of food that day,

ܘܢܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܐܢܫ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܙܠܘ ܒܫܠܡܐ ܫܚܢܘ ܘܣܒܥܘ ܘܠܐ ܬܬܠܘܢ ܠܗܘܢ ܣܢܝܩܘܬܗ ܕܦܓܪܐ ܡܢܐ ܗܢܝܢܐ
16 and a nash {a man} from you, says unto them, “Go in peace, be warm and satisfied,” and doesn’t give unto them the needs of the body, how does it profit them?

ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܕܠܐ ܥܒܕܐ ܡܝܬܐ ܗܝ ܒܠܚܘܕܝܗ
17 Thus also, Haymanutha {Faith -feminine} which is without bade {works -masculine} is miytha {dead}, she {i.e. Faith} being alone.

ܐܡܪ ܓܝܪ ܐܢܫ ܠܟ ܐܝܬ ܠܟ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܘܠܝ ܐܝܬ ܠܝ ܥܒܕܐ ܚܘܢܝ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܟ ܕܠܐ ܥܒܕܐ ܘܐܢܐ ܡܚܘܐ ܐܢܐ ܠܟ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܝ ܡܢ ܥܒܕܝ
18 For, a nash {a man} may say unto you, “For you is Haymanutha {Faith} and for me, are bade {works}, show me Haymanuthak {your Faith} which is without bade {works}, and I, I will show unto you Haymanuthi {my Faith} from baday {my works}.”

ܡܗܝܡܢ ܐܢܬ ܕܚܕ ܗܘ ܐܠܗܐ ܫܦܝܪ ܥܒܕ ܐܢܬ ܐܦ ܫܐܕܐ ܡܗܝܡܢܝܢ ܘܪܥܠܝܢ
19 You believe that Alaha {God} is One, you do well, even the shide {the demons} believe, and tremble.

ܨܒܐ ܐܢܬ ܕܝܢ ܕܬܕܥ ܐܘ ܒܪܢܫܐ ܚܠܫܐ ܕܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܕܠܐ ܥܒܕܐ ܡܝܬܐ ܗܝ
20 Yet, do you desire to know, O weak bar-nasha {son of mankind}, that Haymanutha {Faith} which is without bade {works}, is miytha {dead}?

ܐܒܘܢ ܐܒܪܗܡ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܡܢ ܥܒܕܐ ܐܙܕܕܩ ܕܐܣܩ ܠܐܝܣܚܩ ܒܪܗ ܥܠ ܡܕܒܚܐ
21 Our forefather Abraham, was he not justified from works, who offered up Isaac his son upon the Madbakha {the Altar}?

ܚܙܐ ܐܢܬ ܕܗܝܡܢܘܬܗ ܣܝܥܬ ܠܥܒܕܘܗܝ ܘܡܢ ܥܒܕܐ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܗ ܐܬܓܡܪܬ
22 You see, that Haymanutheh {his Faith} was an aide for his works, and from his works, Haymanutheh {his Faith} was complete,

ܘܫܠܡ ܟܬܒܐ ܕܐܡܪ ܕܗܝܡܢ ܐܒܪܗܡ ܒܐܠܗܐ ܘܐܬܚܫܒܬ ܠܗ ܠܙܕܝܩܘ ܘܪܚܡܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܐܬܩܪܝ
23 and The Kathaba {The Scripture} was fulfilled which said: “Abraham believed in Alaha {God}, and He counted it unto him for Zadiyqu {Righteousness},” and he was proclaimed “The Urakhma d’Alaha {The Friend of God}.”

ܚܙܐ ܐܢܬ ܕܡܢ ܥܒܕܐ ܡܙܕܕܩ ܒܪܢܫܐ ܘܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܡܢ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܒܠܚܘܕ
24 You see, that from bade {works}, a bar-nasha {a son of mankind} is justified, and not being so from Haymanutha {Faith} alone.

ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܪܚܒ ܙܢܝܬܐ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܡܢ ܥܒܕܐ ܐܙܕܕܩܬ ܕܩܒܠܬ ܠܓܫܘܫܐ ܘܒܐܘܪܚܐ ܐܚܪܬܐ ܐܦܩܬ ܐܢܘܢ
25 Thus also, Rahab the Zanitha {the Prostitute}, was she not justified from bade {works}, who was receptive unto the spies, and in sending them out another way?

ܐܝܟܢܐ ܕܦܓܪܐ ܕܠܐ ܪܘܚܐ ܡܝܬ ܗܘ ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܕܠܐ ܥܒܕܐ ܡܝܬܐ ܗܝ
26 As the pagra {the body}, which is without the rukha {the spirit}, is miyth {dead}, thus also Haymanutha {Faith}, which is without bade {works}, is miytha {dead}.

Chapter 3
ܠܐ ܣܓܝܐܐ ܡܠܦܢܐ ܢܗܘܘܢ ܒܟܘܢ ܐܚܝ ܐܠܐ ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܝܕܥܝܢ ܕܝܢܐ ܝܬܝܪܐ ܚܝܒܝܢ ܚܢܢ
1 Let not many teachers be among you, Akhay {my Brothers}, but rather, be knowing that we are deserving of more judgment,

ܣܓܝܐܬܐ ܓܝܪ ܡܫܬܪܥܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܟܠܢ ܟܠ ܕܒܡܠܬܐ ܠܐ ܫܪܥ ܗܢܐ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܓܒܪܐ ܓܡܝܪܐ ܕܡܫܟܚ ܡܫܥܒܕ ܐܦ ܠܟܠܗ ܦܓܪܗ
2 for, we all offend many. All who don’t offend in word, this is a perfect gabra {man}, who is also able to subdue all his body.

ܗܐ ܓܝܪ ܦܓܘܕܐ ܒܦܘܡܐ ܕܪܟܫܐ ܪܡܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܐܝܟ ܕܢܫܬܥܒܕܘܢ ܠܢ ܘܟܠܗ ܓܘܫܡܗܘܢ ܡܗܦܟܝܢ ܚܢܢ
3 For, behold, we place bridles in the mouth of horses, so that they are
subservient unto us, and their entire body we turn.

ܐܦ ܐܠܦܐ ܥܫܝܢܬܐ ܟܕ ܕܒܝܪܢ ܠܗܝܢ ܪܘܚܐ ܩܫܝܬܐ ܡܢ ܩܝܣܐ ܙܥܘܪܐ ܡܬܢܬܦܢ ܠܐܬܪ ܕܚܐܪ ܨܒܝܢܗ ܕܗܘ ܕܡܕܒܪ
4 Even mighty ships, while driven by strong winds, from a little
timber are drawn unto the region which the desire of him that is driving is looking.

ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܠܫܢܐ ܗܕܡܐ ܗܘ ܙܥܘܪܐ ܘܡܫܬܥܠܐ ܐܦ ܢܘܪܐ ܙܥܘܪܬܐ ܥܒܐ ܣܓܝܐܐ ܡܘܩܕܐ
5 Thus also, the leshana {the tongue} is a member that is small, and exalts. Also a small nura {fire} will burn many forests;

ܘܠܫܢܐ ܢܘܪܐ ܗܘ ܘܥܠܡܐ ܕܚܛܝܬܐ ܐܝܟ ܥܒܐ ܗܘ ܘܗܘ ܠܫܢܐ ܟܕ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܒܗܕܡܝܢ ܡܟܬܡ ܠܗ ܠܟܠܗ ܦܓܪܢ ܘܡܘܩܕ ܝܘܒܠܐ ܕܫܪܒܬܢ ܕܪܗܛܝܢ ܐܝܟ ܓܝܓܠܐ ܘܝܩܕ ܐܦ ܗܘ ܒܢܘܪܐ
6 and the leshana {the tongue} is a nura {a fire}, and the world of sin is as a forest, and the leshana {the tongue} is, while it is among our members, will defile unto all of our body, and burn the generations of our families, which run as wheels, and will also burn itself in the nura {the fire}.

ܟܠܗܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܟܝܢܐ ܕܚܝܘܬܐ ܘܕܦܪܚܬܐ ܘܪܚܫܐ ܕܝܡܐ ܘܕܝܒܫܐ ܡܫܬܥܒܕܝܢ ܠܟܝܢܐ ܕܐܢܫܘܬܐ
7 For, all the natures of creatures, and of bird, and creeping things of the sea, and of the dry land, are subjected unto the nature of nashutha {humanity},

ܠܫܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܐܢܫ ܠܐ ܐܫܟܚ ܕܢܟܒܫܝܘܗܝ ܒܝܫܬܐ ܗܕܐ ܕܠܐ ܡܬܬܟܣܐ ܡܠܐ ܗܘ ܣܡܐ ܕܡܘܬܐ
8 but, the leshana {the tongue}, no nash {man} is able to subdue. This is evil which isn’t restrained; it is full of the poison of mawtha {death}.

ܒܗ ܡܒܪܟܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܠܡܪܝܐ ܘܐܒܐ ܘܒܗ ܠܝܛܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܠܒܢܝܢܫܐ ܕܒܕܡܘܬܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܥܒܝܕܝܢ
9 By it our blessings are unto MarYa {The Lord-YHWH}, and Aba {The Father}; and by it, curses are unto the banay-nasha {the sons of mankind}, who were made in the likeness of Alaha {God},

ܘܡܢܗ ܡܢ ܦܘܡܐ ܢܦܩܢ ܠܘܛܬܐ ܘܒܘܪܟܬܐ ܠܐ ܘܠܐ ܐܚܝ ܕܗܠܝܢ ܗܟܢܐ ܢܣܬܥܪܢ
10 and from the mouth goes out curses and blessings. It isn’t right Akhay {my Brothers} that these things thus happen!

ܕܠܡܐ ܡܫܟܚܐ ܕܡܢ ܚܕ ܡܒܘܥܐ ܢܦܩܘܢ ܡܝܐ ܚܠܝܐ ܘܡܪܝܪܐ
11 Perhaps, from one spring are able to be bringing forth sweet and bitter waters?

ܐܘ ܕܠܡܐ ܡܫܟܚܐ ܬܬܐ ܐܚܝ ܕܙܝܬܐ ܬܥܒܕ ܐܘ ܓܦܬܐ ܬܐܢܐ ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܠܐ ܡܝܐ ܡܠܝܚܐ ܡܫܟܚܝܢ ܕܢܬܥܒܕܘܢ ܚܠܝܐ
12 Or, perhaps the fig tree Akhay {my Brothers}, is able to produce olives, or the vine, figs? Thus also, salty waters are not able to produce that which is sweet.

ܡܢܘ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܕܚܟܝܡ ܘܪܕܐ ܢܚܘܐ ܥܒܕܘܗܝ ܒܗܘܦܟܐ ܫܦܝܪܐ ܒܚܟܡܬܐ ܡܟܝܟܬܐ
13 Who is from you that is wise and learned? He will show his works in good behavior; in humble wisdom.

ܐܢ ܕܝܢ ܚܣܡܐ ܡܪܝܪܐ ܐܝܬ ܒܟܘܢ ܐܘ ܚܪܝܢܐ ܒܠܒܝܟܘܢ ܠܐ ܬܬܚܬܪܘܢ ܥܠ ܩܘܫܬܐ ܘܬܕܓܠܘܢ
14 But, if bitter envy is in you, or contention in your hearts, don’t be proud against The Truth, and become deceivers,

ܡܛܠ ܕܗܕܐ ܚܟܡܬܐ ܡܢ ܠܥܠ ܠܐ ܢܚܬܬ ܐܠܐ ܐܝܬܝܗ ܐܪܥܢܝܬܐ ܡܢ ܚܘܫܒܐ ܕܢܦܫܐ ܘܡܢ ܫܐܕܐ
15 because this “wisdom” doesn’t descend from above, but rather, is
earthly, from thoughts of the soul, and from the shide {the demons}.

ܐܝܟܐ ܓܝܪ ܕܐܝܬ ܚܣܡܐ ܘܚܪܝܢܐ ܬܡܢ ܐܦ ܕܠܘܚܝܐ ܘܟܠ ܡܕܡ ܕܒܝܫ
16 For, where there is envy and contention, there also is disorder and every thing that is evil.

ܚܟܡܬܐ ܕܝܢ ܕܡܢ ܠܥܠ ܕܟܝܐ ܗܝ ܘܡܠܝܐ ܫܠܡܐ ܘܡܟܝܟܐ ܘܡܫܬܡܥܢܝܐ ܘܡܠܝܐ ܪܚܡܐ ܘܦܐܪܐ ܛܒܐ ܘܕܠܐ ܦܠܓܘܬܐ ܗܝ ܘܒܐܦܐ ܠܐ ܢܣܒܐ
17 But, the wisdom that is from above, is pure, and peaceful, and humble and obedient, and full of mercies, and good fruits, and is without discord, and doesn’t favor persons.

ܦܐܪܐ ܕܝܢ ܕܙܕܝܩܘܬܐ ܒܫܝܢܐ ܡܙܕܪܥܝܢ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܥܒܕܝܢ ܫܠܡܐ
18 Yet, The Phire d’Zadiyqutha {The Fruits of Righteousness} are sown in tranquility unto those who produce shlama {peace}.

Chapter 4
ܡܢ ܐܝܟܐ ܐܝܬ ܒܟܘܢ ܩܪܒܐ ܘܡܨܘܬܐ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܡܢ ܪܓܝܓܬܐ ܕܡܩܪܒܢ ܒܗܕܡܝܟܘܢ
1 From where are there among you wars and strife? Are they not from the lusts that are contending in your members?

ܡܬܪܓܪܓܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܠܝܬ ܠܟܘܢ ܘܩܛܠܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܛܢܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܐܬܝܐ ܒܐܝܕܝܟܘܢ ܘܢܨܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܩܪܒܐ ܥܒܕܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܠܝܬ ܠܟܘܢ ܡܛܠ ܕܠܐ ܫܐܠܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ
2 You lust, and there is nothing for you, and you kill, and you are envious, and it doesn’t come into your hands, and you contend, and you make wars, and there is nothing for you, because you don’t ask.

ܫܐܠܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܢܣܒܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܡܛܠ ܕܒܝܫܐܝܬ ܫܐܠܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܕܬܬܪܣܘܢ ܪܓܝܓܬܟܘܢ
3 You ask and you don’t receive, because you ask evilly, so as to feed your lusts.

ܓܝܪܐ ܠܐ ܝܕܥܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܕܪܚܡܬܗ ܕܥܠܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܒܥܠܕܒܒܘܬܐ ܗܝ ܠܘܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܝܢܐ ܗܟܝܠ ܕܨܒܐ ܕܢܗܘܐ ܪܚܡܐ ܕܥܠܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܒܥܠܕܒܒܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܐܠܗܐ
4 Adulterers! Don’t you know that the love of this world is hostility against Alaha {God}? Who therefore that desires to be a friend of this world, these become an enemy unto Alaha!

ܐܘ ܕܠܡܐ ܣܪܝܩܐܝܬ ܣܒܪܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܕܐܡܪ ܟܬܒܐ ܕܒܛܢܢܐ ܪܓܐ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܥܡܪܐ ܒܢ
5 Or, perhaps vainly you think that which is spoken in The Kathaba {The Scripture}: that, “ it is in envious lust that the spirit dwells in us?”

ܛܝܒܘܬܐ ܕܝܢ ܝܬܝܪܬܐ ܝܗܒ ܠܢ ܡܪܢ ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܐܡܪ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܡܡܟܟ ܠܪܡܐ ܘܠܡܟܝܟܐ ܝܗܒ ܛܝܒܘܬܐ
6 But, Maran {Our Lord} has given unto us excessive Taybutha {Grace}, because this was spoken: that, “Alaha {God} brings humility unto the proud, and unto the humble, He gives Taybutha {Grace}.”

ܐܫܬܥܒܕܘ ܗܟܝܠ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܘܩܘܡܘ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܣܛܢܐ ܘܥܪܩ ܡܢܟܘܢ
7 Perform therefore for Alaha {God}, and be standing to oppose satana, and he will flee from you,

ܘܩܪܘܒܘ ܠܘܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܘܢܬܩܪܒ ܠܟܘܢ ܕܟܘ ܐܝܕܝܟܘܢ ܚܛܝܐ ܩܕܫܘ ܠܒܘܬܟܘܢ ܦܠܝܓܝ ܢܦܫܐ
8 and be coming near unto Alaha {God}, and He will come near unto you. Be cleansing your hands, you guilty ones! Sanctify your hearts, you doubting naphsha {soul}!

ܐܬܡܟܟܘ ܘܐܬܐܒܠܘ ܘܓܘܚܟܟܘܢ ܠܐܒܠܐ ܢܬܗܦܟ ܘܚܕܘܬܟܘܢ ܠܥܩܬܐ
9 Be humble and mournful, and change your laughter into grief, and your joy into distress.

ܐܬܡܟܟܘ ܩܕܡ ܡܪܝܐ ܘܢܪܡܪܡܟܘܢ
10 Be humbled before MarYa {The Lord-YHWH}, and He will lift you up.

ܘܠܐ ܬܗܘܘܢ ܡܡܠܠܝܢ ܥܠ ܚܕܕܐ ܐܚܝ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܕܡܡܠܠ ܥܠ ܐܚܘܗܝ ܐܘ ܕܐܢ ܠܐܚܘܗܝ ܡܡܠܠ ܥܠ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܘܕܐܢ ܠܢܡܘܣܐ ܘܐܢ ܠܢܡܘܣܐ ܕܐܢ ܐܢܬ ܠܐ ܗܘܝܬ ܥܒܘܕܗ ܕܢܡܘܣܐ ܐܠܐ ܕܝܢܗ
11 And don’t be speaking against each other, Akhay {my Brothers}, for he who speaks against Akhuhi {his Brother}, or is judgmental unto Akhuhi {his Brother}, is speaking against The Namusa {The Law}, and brings judgment unto The Namusa {The Law}. And if unto The Namusa {The Law} you are bringing judgment, you are not being a doer of The Namusa {The Law}, but rather, a judge of it.

ܚܕ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܣܐܡ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܘܕܝܢܐ ܕܗܘ ܡܫܟܚ ܕܢܚܐ ܘܢܘܒܕ ܐܢܬ ܕܝܢ ܡܢ ܐܢܬ ܕܕܐܢ ܐܢܬ ܠܗ
ܠܩܪܝܒܟ
12 For, there is One who sets down The Namusa {The Law}, and who is The Dayana {The Judge}, who is able to save and to destroy. But, who are you, you who are judgmental unto your neighbor?

ܡܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܢܐܡܪ ܐܦ ܥܠ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܐܡܪܝܢ ܕܝܘܡܢܐ ܐܘ ܡܚܪ ܐܙܠܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܠܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܐܝܕܐ ܕܗܝ
ܘܥܒܕܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܬܡܢ ܫܢܬܐ ܚܕܐ ܘܡܬܬܓܪܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܘܝܬܪܝܢ ܚܢܢ
13 But, what will we also say concerning those who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go unto this, or that city, and we will work there one year, and we will trade, and we will abound?”

ܘܠܐ ܝܕܥܝܢ ܡܢܐ ܗܘܐ ܡܚܪ ܡܢܐ ܐܢܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܚܝܝܢ ܐܠܐ ܐܢ ܠܗܓܐ ܕܩܠܝܠ ܡܬܚܙܐ ܘܛܠܩ ܘܡܘܦܐ
14 And they don’t know what will happen tomorrow. For, what is our life, if but, the lahga {the vapor} which is briefly seen and disappears, and is finished?

ܚܠܦ ܕܢܐܡܪܘܢ ܕܐܢ ܡܪܝܐ ܢܨܒܐ ܘܢܚܐ ܥܒܕܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܗܕܐ ܐܘ ܗܝ
15 Rather, they should say, “If MarYa {The Lord-YHWH} wills it, and we live; we will do this, or that.”

ܡܫܬܒܗܪܝܢ ܒܚܬܝܪܘܬܗܘܢ ܟܠ ܫܘܒܗܪܐ ܕܐܝܟ ܗܢܐ ܒܝܫܐ ܗܘ
16 They boast in their pride. All glorying like this, is biysha {evil}.

ܘܐܝܢܐ ܕܝܕܥ ܛܒܬܐ ܘܠܐ ܥܒܕ ܠܗ ܚܛܗܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ
17 And those who know the good, and doesn’t do it, for them it becomes sin to them.


Chapter 5
ܐܘ ܥܬܝܪܐ ܐܝܠܠܘ ܘܒܟܘ ܥܠ ܕܘܘܢܐ ܕܐܬܝܢ ܥܠܝܟܘܢ
1 Oh you athiyre {rich}! Lament and weep concerning the misery that is coming upon you,

ܥܘܬܪܟܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܐܬܚܒܠ ܘܣܪܝ ܘܡܐܢܝܟܘܢ ܐܬܐܟܠܘ ܡܢ ܣܣܐ
2 for, your wealth is corrupt and rotten, and your garments are eaten from the moth,

ܘܕܗܒܟܘܢ ܘܣܐܡܟܘܢ ܐܫܚܬ ܠܗ ܘܫܘܚܬܗܘܢ ܗܘܝܐ ܠܣܗܕܘܬܐ ܥܠܝܟܘܢ ܘܗܝ ܥܬܝܕܐ ܕܬܐܟܘܠ ܒܣܪܟܘܢ ܢܘܪܐ ܟܢܫܬܘܢ ܠܟܘܢ ܠܝܘܡܬܐ ܐܚܪܝܐ
3 and your gold and silver are rusted, and for a testimony, their rust will be against you, and which are destined to consume your flesh. You have gathered fire for yourself for your final days.

ܗܐ ܐܓܪܐ ܕܦܥܠܐ ܕܚܨܕܘ ܐܪܥܬܟܘܢ ܗܘ ܕܛܠܡܬܘܢ ܩܥܐ ܘܓܥܬܐ ܕܚܨܘܕܐ ܠܐܕܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝܐ ܨܒܐܘܬ ܥܠܬ
4 Behold, the wage of the laborers who have harvested your land, whom
you have oppressed, shouts out, and the outcry of the harvesters has entered into The Ears of MarYa {The Lord-YHWH} of Hosts,

ܒܣܡܬܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܥܠ ܐܪܥܐ ܘܐܬܠܥܒܬܘܢ ܘܬܪܣܝܬܘܢ ܦܓܪܝܟܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܕܠܝܘܡܐ ܕܢܟܣܬܐ
5 for, you have lived merrily on the Ara {the Earth}, and have lived on delicacies, and have been feeding your bodies like the one for the day of slaughter!

ܚܝܒܬܘܢ ܘܩܛܠܬܘܢ ܠܙܕܝܩܐ ܘܠܐ ܩܡ ܠܘܩܒܠܟܘܢ
6 Condemning and killing The Zadiyqa {The Righteous}, and they don’t stand to oppose you.

ܐܢܬܘܢ ܕܝܢ ܐܚܝ ܐܓܪܘ ܪܘܚܟܘܢ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܡܐܬܝܬܗ ܕܡܪܝܐ ܐܝܟ ܐܟܪܐ ܕܡܣܟܐ ܠܦܐܪܐ ܝܩܝܪܐ ܕܐܪܥܗ ܘܡܓܪ ܪܘܚܗ ܥܠܝܗܘܢ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܢܣܒ ܡܛܪܐ ܒܟܝܪܝܐ ܘܠܩܝܫܝܐ
7 But you, Akhay {my Brothers}, be long suffering of spirit, until The Coming of MarYa {The Lord-YHWH}, like the farmer who watches for the precious fruits of the ground, and is patient {lit. long suffering of spirit} concerning them, until receiving the first and the latter rain.

ܗܟܢܐ ܐܦ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܐܓܪܘ ܪܘܚܟܘܢ ܘܠܒܘܬܟܘܢ ܫܪܪܘ ܩܪܒܬ ܠܗ ܓܝܪ ܡܐܬܝܬܗ ܕܡܪܢ
8 Thus also you, be of long suffering spirits, and your hearts true, for truly, The Coming of Maran {Our Lord} approaches.

ܠܐ ܬܬܢܚܘܢ ܚܕ ܥܠ ܚܕ ܐܚܝ ܕܠܐ ܬܬܕܝܢܘܢ ܗܐ ܓܝܪ ܕܝܢܐ ܩܕܡ ܬܪܥܐ ܩܐܡ
9 Don’t be murmuring one against another, Akhay {my Brothers}, so that you are not judged, for, behold, The Judgment is standing before the door.

ܕܡܘܬܐ ܠܢܒܝܐ ܣܒܘ ܠܟܘܢ ܐܚܝ ܠܡܓܪܬ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܐܘܠܨܢܝܟܘܢ ܗܢܘܢ ܕܡܠܠܘ ܒܫܡܗ ܕܡܪܝܐ
10 The example of The Nabiye {The Prophets} who spoke in The Name of MarYa {The Lord-YHWH}, receive unto yourselves, Akhay {my Brothers}, unto a long suffering spirit of your afflictions,

ܗܐ ܓܝܪ ܝܗܒܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܛܘܒܐ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܣܝܒܪܘ ܫܡܥܬܘܢ ܡܣܝܒܪܢܘܬܗ ܕܐܝܘܒ ܘܚܪܬܐ ܕܥܒܕ ܠܗ ܡܪܝܐ ܚܙܝܬܘܢ ܡܛܠ ܕܡܪܚܡܢ ܗܘ ܡܪܝܐ ܘܡܪܚܦܢ
11 for, behold, we give blessings unto those who endured. You have heard the patience of Job, and the end MarYa {The Lord-YHWH} made for him, you have seen, on account that MarYa {The Lord-YHWH} is merciful and compassionate.

ܩܕܡ ܟܠ ܡܕܡ ܕܝܢ ܐܚܝ ܠܐ ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܝܡܝܢ ܠܐ ܒܫܡܝܐ ܘܠܐ ܒܐܪܥܐ ܐܦ ܠܐ ܒܡܘܡܬܐ ܐܚܪܬܐ ܐܠܐ ܬܗܘܐ ܡܠܬܟܘܢ ܐܝܢ ܐܝܢ ܘܠܐ ܠܐ ܕܠܐ ܬܬܚܝܒܘܢ ܬܚܝܬ ܕܝܢܐ
12 But, before all things, Akhay {my Brothers}, don’t be swearing. Not by the Shmaya {the Heavens}, and not by the Ara {the Earth}, also by another oath, but rather, your word shall be, “Yes, yes,” and “No, no,” so that you should not be guilty under judgment.

ܘܐܢ ܐܢܫ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܢܗܘܐ ܒܐܘܠܨܢܐ ܢܗܘܐ ܡܨܠܐ ܘܐܢ ܚܕܐ ܢܗܘܐ ܡܙܡܪ
13 And if a nash {a man} from you might be in difficulty, he should be praying, and if joyful, he should be praising,

ܘܐܢ ܟܪܝܗ ܢܩܪܐ ܠܩܫܝܫܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܘܢܨܠܘܢ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܘܢܡܫܚܘܢܗ ܡܫܚܐ ܒܫܡܗ ܕܡܪܢ
14 and if he is sick, he should call for The Qashishe d’Edtha {The Elders of The Assembly}, and they will pray concerning him, and anoint him with The Meshkha {The Oil} in The Name of Maran {Our Lord},

ܘܨܠܘܬܐ ܕܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܡܚܠܡܐ ܠܗ ܠܗܘ ܕܟܪܝܗ ܘܡܩܝܡ ܠܗ ܡܪܢ ܘܐܢ ܚܛܗܐ ܥܒܝܕܝܢ ܠܗ ܡܫܬܒܩܝܢ ܠܗ
15 and The Tslutha d’Haymanutha {The Prayer of Faith} will be the cure for that one who is sick, and he will be raised up for Maran {Our Lord}, and if he has committed sins, for him they will be forgiven for him.

ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܕܝܢ ܡܘܕܝܢ ܣܟܠܘܬܟܘܢ ܚܕ ܠܚܕ ܘܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܡܨܠܝܢ ܚܕ ܥܠ ܚܕ ܕܬܬܐܣܘܢ ܪܒ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܚܝܠܗ ܕܨܠܘܬܐ ܐܝܕܐ ܕܙܕܝܩܐ ܡܨܠܐ ܠܗ
16 But, be confessing saklwathkun {your transgressions} one unto another, and be praying one concerning another, so that you will be healed. Great is the power of the prayer for whom that just one is praying for.

ܐܦ ܐܠܝܐ ܒܪܢܫܐ ܗܘܐ ܚܫܘܫܐ ܐܟܘܬܢ ܘܨܠܝ ܕܠܐ ܢܚܘܬ ܡܛܪܐ ܥܠ ܐܪܥܐ ܘܠܐ ܢܚܬ ܬܠܬ ܫܢܝܢ ܘܫܬܐ ܝܪܚܝܢ
17 Even EliYa {Elijah} was a bar-nasha {a son of mankind} with feelings like us, and he prayed that no rain would descend upon the ground, and none descended for three years and six months.

ܘܬܘܒ ܨܠܝ ܘܫܡܝܐ ܝܗܒܘ ܡܛܪܐ ܘܐܪܥܐ ܝܗܒܬ ܦܐܪܝܗ
18 And again he prayed, and the Shmaya {the Heavens} gave rain, and the ground gave produce.

ܐܚܝ ܐܢ ܐܢܫ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܢܛܥܐ ܡܢ ܐܘܪܚܐ ܕܩܘܫܬܐ ܘܢܦܢܝܘܗܝ ܐܢܫ ܡܢ ܛܥܝܘܬܗ
19 Akhay {My Brothers}, if a nash {a man} from you wanders from The Way of Truth, and a nash {a man} turn him back from his error,

ܢܕܥ ܕܗܘ ܕܡܗܦܟ ܠܚܛܝܐ ܡܢ ܛܥܝܘܬܐ ܕܐܘܪܚܗ ܡܚܐ ܢܦܫܗ ܡܢ ܡܘܬܐ ܘܥܛܐ ܣܘܓܐܐ ܕܚܛܗܘܗܝ
20 he should know, that he who turns around a Khataye {a Sinner} from his error of The Way, saves naphsheh {his soul} from mawtha {death}, and wipes out a multitude of his sins!