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Ante-Nicene Fathers. Volume 9: The Gospel of Peter, the Diatessaron of Tatian, the Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, the Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach, the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, the Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen’s Commentary of John, Books 1-10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10-14, ed. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. Revised and Chronologically arranged with brief prefaces and occasional notes by A. Cleveland Coxe (New York: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1896-97).
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§ 33Arabic, p. 1251And when evening came, Jesus went forth outside of the city, he and his2 disciples. And as they passed in the morning, the disciples saw that fig tree3 withered away from its root. And they passed by, and said,Mk. 11, 19.Mk. 11, 20.Mt. 21, 20b.Mk. 11, 21. How did the fig tree dry4 up immediately? And Simon remembered, and said unto him, My Master, behold, 5that fig tree which thou didst curse hath dried up.Mk. 11, 22.Mk. 11, 23. And Jesus answered and said6 unto them, Let there be in you the faith of God. Verily I say unto you, if ye believe, and doubt not in your hearts, and assure yourselves that that will be which7 ye say, ye shall have what ye say. And if ye say to this mountain,Mt. 21, 21b.Mt. 21, 22.Lk. 17, 5.Lk. 17, 6. Remove, and8 fall1 into the sea, it shall be. And all that ye ask God in prayer, and believe, he9, 10 will give you. And the apostles2 said unto our Lord, Increase our3 faith. He said unto them, If there be in you faith like a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this fig tree, Be thou torn up, and be thou planted in the sea; and it will obey you.11 Who of you hath a servant driving a yoke of oxen or tending sheep,Lk. 17, 7.Lk. 17, 8. and if he12 come from the field, will say unto him straightway, Go and sit down? Nay,4 he will say unto him, Make ready for me wherewith I may sup, and gird thy waist, and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterwards thou shalt eat and drink also.13 Doth that servant haply, who did what he was bid, receive his praise?Lk. 17, 9.Lk. 17, 10. I think14 not. So ye also, when ye have done all that ye were bid, say, We are idle servants; what it was our duty to do, we have done.
15For this reason I say unto you, Whatever ye pray and ask, believe that ye16 receive,Arabic, p. 126 and ye shall have. And when ye stand to pray, forgive what is in your heart against any man; and your Father which is in heaven will17 forgive you also your wrong-doings.Mk. 11, 24.Mk. 11, 25. But if ye forgive not men their wrong-doings, neither will your Father forgive you also your wrong-doings.Mk. 11, 26.18And he spake unto them a parable also,Lk. 18, 1.Lk. 18, 2.Lk. 18, 3.Lk. 18, 4. that they should pray at all times, and19 not be slothful: There was a judge in a city, who feared not God, nor was ashamed20 for men: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, and said,21 Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a long time: but afterwards he said within himself, If of God I have no fear, and before men I have no shame;22yet because this widow vexeth me, I will avenge her,Lk. 18, 5.Lk. 18, 6.Lk. 18, 7. that she come not at all times23, 24 and annoy me. And our Lord said, Hear ye what the judge of injustice said. And shall not God still more do vengeance for his elect, who call upon him in the night25 and in the day, and grant them respite? I say unto you,Lk. 18, 8. He will do vengeance for them speedily. Thinkest thou the Son of man will come and find faith on the earth?26, 27And they came again to Jerusalem.Mk. 11, 15a.Lk. 20, 1. And it came to pass, on one of the days, as Jesus was walking in the temple, and teaching the people, and preaching the28gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came upon him,Lk. 20, 2a.Mk. 11, 28b.Mk. 11, 29a.Mt. 21, 24b.Mt. 21, 25a.Mk. 11, 30b.Mt. 21, 25b. and said unto him, Tell us: By what power doest thou this? and who gave thee this29 power to do that? And Jesus said unto them, I also will ask you one word, and if30 ye tell me, I also shall tell you by what power I do that. The baptism of John, from31 what place is it? from heaven or of men? Tell me. And they reflected within themselves, and said,Arabic, p. 127 If we shall say unto him, From heaven; he will say unto32 us, For what reason did ye not believe him? But5 if we shall say, Of men;33 we fear6 that the people will stone us, all of them.Mt. 21, 26a.Lk. 20, 6b.Mk. 11, 32b.Mk. 11, 33.Mt. 21, 28. And all of them were holding734 to John, that he was a true prophet. They answered and said unto him, We know35 not. Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you also by what power I work. What think ye? A man had two sons; and he went to the first, and said unto him, My36 son, go to-day, and till in the vineyard. And he answered and said,Mt. 21, 29.Mt. 21, 30.Mt. 21, 31. I do not wish37 to: but finally he repented, and went. And he went to the other, and said unto38 him likewise. And he answered and said, Yea, my lord: and went not. Which of these two did the will of his father? They said unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, The publicans and harlots go before you into39 the kingdom of God. John came unto you in the way of righteousness,Mt. 21, 32. and ye believed him not; but the publicans and harlots believed him; and ye, not even when ye saw, did ye repent at last, that ye might believe in him.
40Hear another parable: A man was a householder,Mt. 21, 33a. and planted a vineyard, and surrounded it with a hedge, and digged in it a winepress, and built in it a tower,41, 42 and gave it to husbandmen, and went to a distance for a long time.Lk. 20, 9b.Mk. 21, 34. So when the time of the fruits came, he sent his servants8 unto the husbandmen, that they might 43send him of the produce1 of his vineyard. And those husbandmen beat him,Mk. 12, 3b.Mk. 12, 4.Mk. 12, 5a. and44 sent him away empty. And he sent unto them another servant also; and they45 stoned him, and wounded2 him, and sent him away with shameful handling. And he sent again another; and they slew him. And he sent many other servants unto46 them. And the husbandmen took his servants, and one they beat,Mt. 21, 35.Mt. 21, 36.Lk. 20, 13. and another they47 stoned, and another they slew. So he sent again other servants more than the first; and48 they did likewise with them.Arabic, p. 128 So the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will see him and be49, 50 ashamed. So at last he sent unto them his beloved son that he had.Mk. 12, 6a.Mt. 21, 38a. But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said amongst themselves, This is the heir.51, 52 And they said, We will slay him, and so the inheritance will be ours.Lk. 20, 14b.Mt. 21, 39.Mt. 21, 40.Mt. 21, 41. So they took53 him, and put him forth without the vineyard, and slew him. When then the lord54 of the vineyard shall come, what will he do with those husbandmen? They said unto him, He will destroy them in the worst of ways,3 and give the vineyard to55 other husbandmen, who will give him fruit in its season.Mt. 21, 42a. Jesus said unto them, Have ye never read in the scripture,
57Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you,Mt. 21, 43.Mt. 21, 44. and58 given to a people that will produce fruit. And whosoever falleth on this stone shall be broken in pieces: but on whomsoever it falleth, it will grind him to59 powder. And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables,Mt. 21, 45.Mt. 21, 46. they60 perceived that it was concerning them he spake. And they sought to seize him; and they feared the multitude, because they were holding to him as the prophet.