Yeshua Condemns The Hunter Of Animals
And as Yeshua was walking along with some of his disciples, they met up with a certain man who trained dogs to hunt other weaker creatures. And seeing this, Yeshua said to the man, "Why doest thou this foul thing?" And the man answered and said, "By this, I earn my living; for what purpose do these creatures profit anything? Yea, these creatures are weak, and deserve death, but the dogs, they are strong."
And Yeshua looked upon the man with a sad countenance and said, "Thou truly lacketh Wisdom and Love from above, for lo, every creature which God hath made, hath its own end and purpose in the Kingdom of Life, and who can say what good is there in it? Or what profit to thyself, or mankind? For it is not thy part to judge the weak as inferior to the strong, for the weak were not delivered unto man as food or for sport. But as for man’s living, I tell ye, behold the fields yielding their daily increase, and the fruit-bearing trees, and the herbs; what needest thou more than these which honest work of thy own hands will not give to thee? For I say unto ye this day, before men and angels, Woe to the strong who misuse their strength! Woe to the crafty who hurt and destroy the Creatures of God! Yea, woe to the Hunters, for they will be hunted, and with what mercy they shew unto their innocent prey, the same will they receive at the hands of unworthy men! Leave off from this foul work of evil men, work what is good in the eyes of the Lord and be blessed, lest ye be cursed on thy own account.”
And it came to pass that the man did learn of the holy way and became Yeshua’ disciple, never again doing harm to any of the Creatures of God…. And the days passed quickly into weeks and months, but many were the righteous works and sayings of Yeshua. And his disciples followed him everywhere, in and out of small villages and towns. Wherever a large crowd was gathered around, Yeshua was in their midst, teaching the holy way of life, better known among the people as the followers of the Essene way.