The Gospel According to the Apostle Matthew in Riffi Tamazight (Tarifit)

This is the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, one of the original twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, translated into the Riffi Tamazight language of Morocco (Tarifit). Matthew is the first book of the New Testament. Jesus only had a handful of disciples when he found Saint Matthew sitting at a table collecting taxes for the Roman government. Here is that story from Matthew 9:9-13: As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (ESV 2001) Read or listen to more below from the Word of God in the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.