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A. Cleveland Coxe, 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). http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1977

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The Writings of the Fathers Down to ad 325
ANTE-NICENE FATHERS
Volume 9
The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, The Vision of Paul, The Apocalypses 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 on John, Books 1-10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10-14.
Edited by Allan Menzies, D.D.
Fourth Edition
HENDRICKSON PUBLISHERS
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This is a reprint edition of the American Edition of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 9, The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, The Vision of Paul, The Apocalypses 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 on John, Books 1-10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10-14, originally published in the United States by the Christian Literature Publishing Company, 1896, 1897.

Volume 10 of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, Bibliography and General Index, contains a newly prepared Annotated Index of Authors and Works of the Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers, First and Second Series © 1994 Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the publisher.

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Contents of Volume IX.

  • PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page v
  • A. RECENTLY DISCOVERED ADDITIONS TO EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE.
    • I. WORKS CONNECTED WITH THE GOSPELS.
      • THE GOSPEL OF PETER.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
        • Synoptical Table of the Four Canonical Gospels and the Gospel of Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
      • THE DIATESSARON OF TATIAN.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
        • Introductory Notes (Translated) . . . . . . . . . . 42
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
        • Subscriptions (Translated) . . . . . . . . . . . 130
        • Index of Reference from the Diatessaron to the Canonical Gospels, and Vice Versa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
    • II. APOCALYPSES AND ROMANCES.
      • THE REVELATION OF PETER.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
      • THE VISION OF PAUL.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF THE VIRGIN.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
      • THE APOCALYPSE OF SEDRACH.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
      • THE TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
      • THE ACTS OF XANTHIPPE AND POLYXENA.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
      • THE NARRATIVE OF ZOSIMUS.
        • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
        • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
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    • III. THE EPISTLES OF CLEMENT, COMPLETED FROM A MANUSCRIPT RECENTLY DISCOVERED.
      • Introductory Notice to First Clement . . . . . . . . 227
      • Translation of First Clement . . . . . . . . . . 229
      • Introductory Notice to Second Clement . . . . . . . . 249
      • Translation of Second Clement . . . . . . . . . 251
    • IV. THE APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES THE PHILOSOPHER.
      • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
      • Translation from the Greek and from the Syriac Versions . . . 263
    • V. THE PASSION OF THE SCILLITAN MARTYRS.
      • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
      • Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
  • B. COMMENTARIES OF ORIGEN.
    • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
    • Letter of Origen to Gregory . . . . . . . . . . 295
    • I. ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
      • Book I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
      • Book II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
      • Book IV. (Fragments) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
      • Book V. (Fragments) . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
      • Book VI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
      • Book X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
    • II. ORIGEN’S COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW.
      • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
      • Book I. (Fragment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
      • Book II. (Fragment) . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
      • Book X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
      • Book XI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
      • Book XII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
      • Book XIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
      • Book XIV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494
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PREFACE.

The Ante-Nicene Fathers, which seemed many years ago to have completed its task, now presents itself once more and ventures to solicit the renewal of the favour with which it was formerly received by the theological world. The publishers and the editor, who now stands, he well knows how unworthily, in the place of Principal Donaldson and Professor Roberts, believe that the volume now added to the series will be found most interesting in itself and not unworthy to stand beside its predecessors.

This volume consists of two distinct parts. The first is a collection of recently discovered additions to early Christian literature. The period which has elapsed since the last volumes of this series were published has been singularly rich in such discoveries. A portion of a gospel has been recovered which was read in the latter part of the second century in certain Christian churches and purports to be the work of the Apostle Peter. A harmony of the four canonical gospels has also been brought to our knowledge, which was made in the same century, and which, in a considerable district of Eastern Christendom, supplanted these gospels themselves. Another work bearing the name of the Apostle Peter, his Apocalypse, which once appeared to have some claim to a place in the canon, has also been found. The Epistles of Clement, which formerly broke off abruptly, have recovered their concluding portions, and the earliest public appeal to the head of the state on behalf of Christianity is also now in our possession. The circumstances of these various discoveries, and also of others of a similar nature, are stated in the introductions prefixed by the writers in this volume to the various pieces, and it will be seen that scholars of many lands have taken part in them. English scholarship, it is well known, has distinguished itself highly in this field. Many of the pieces now given first saw the light in the Cambridge Texts and Studies, a publication of singular interest and enduring value, without which the present volume would not have come into existence. The editor of the Texts and Studies, Professor Armitage Robinson, has taken a very kind interest in the present publication and has himself contributed translations of two pieces.

The history of the discussions awakened by these discoveries cannot yet be written, but it is not too early to place the English reader in possession of the documents thus restored to the Christian community. The reader of former volumes of The Ante-Nicene Fathers has already become acquainted with a number of uncanonical gospels, of apocalypses, and of early Christian apologies. In each of these classes of Christian literature he is now presented with pieces not less interesting than any known before. A glance at the table of contents will show the principle according to which the various works have been arranged. It may be stated that the Diatessaron of Tatian is here for the first time translated into English from the Arabic.

The second part of this volume contains portions of two of the most important commentaries of Origen. When The Ante-Nicene Fathers came to a close it was felt that more should have been done for a father who occupies a position of such singular importance in the history both of Scripture exegesis and of Christian thought. It is believed that the present translations will be welcomed by many who feel that growing interest in Origen which now appears in many quarters, and that they will be acceptable to all who care to know the varieties of treatment the Scriptures have met with in the church.

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A.: Recently Discovered Additions to Early Christion Literature.

I.: WORKS CONNECTED WITH THE GOSPELS.

THE GOSPEL OF PETER

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INTRODUCTION.

The important fragment of which Mr. J. Armitage Robinson’s translation here follows was discovered by the French Archæological Mission, Cairo, in a grave (supposed to be a monk’s) in an ancient cemetery at Akhmîm (Panopolis), in Upper Egypt, in 1886. It was published in 1892 under the care of M. Bouriant in vol. ix., fasc. i., of the Memoirs of the French Archæological Mission at Cairo. The same parchment which contained this fragment also contained a fragment of the Revelation of Peter and a fragment of the Book of Enoch in Greek. The parchment codex is assigned to a date between the eighth and the twelfth century.

Before this discovery the following is all that was known of the Gospel of Peter: 1. Serapion, Bishop of Antioch 190-203, writing to the church at Rhossus, says (Eusebius, H. E., vi., 12, 2): “We, brethren, receive Peter and the other Apostles even as Christ; but the writings that go falsely by their names we, in our experience, reject, knowing that such things as these we never received. When I was with you I supposed you all to be attached to the right faith; and so without going through the gospel put forward under Peter’s name, I said, ‘If this is all that makes your petty quarrel,1 why then let it be read.’ But now that I have learned from information given me that their mind was lurking in some hole of heresy, I will make a point of coming to you again: so, brethren, expect me speedily. Knowing then, brethren, of what kind of heresy was Marcion— [Here follows a sentence where the text is faulty.] . . . From others who used this very gospel—I mean from the successors of those who started it, whom we call Docetæ; for most of its ideas are of their school—from them, I say, I borrowed it, and was able to go through it, and to find that most of it belonged to the right teaching of the Saviour, but some things were additions.” From this we learn that a Gospel of Peter was in use in the church of Rhossus in the end of the second century, but that controversy had arisen as to its character, which, on a careful examination, Serapion condemned.

2. Origen († 253 ad), in commenting on Matthew x. 17, says: “But, proceeding on the tradition that is recorded in the Gospel according to Peter or in the Book of James, they say that there are certain brothers of Jesus, the sons of Joseph by a former wife, who lived with him before Mary.”

3. Eusebius (H. E., iii., 3, 2) says: “As to that work, however, which is ascribed to him, called ‘The Acts,’ and ‘The Gospel according to Peter,’ and that called ‘The Preaching and the Revelations of Peter,’ we know nothing of their being handed down as Catholic writings; since neither among the ancient nor the ecclesiastical writers of our own day has there been one that has appealed to testimony taken from them.” And in H. E., iii., 25, 6 sq., he includes the Gospel of Peter among the forged heretical gospels—“those that are adduced by the heretics under the name of the apostles, . . . of which no one of those writers in the ecclesiastical succession has condescended to make any mention in his works; and, indeed, the character of the style itself is very different from that of the apostles; and the sentiments, and the purport of those things that are advanced in them, deviating as far as possible from sound orthodoxy, evidently proves they are the fictions of heretical men; whence they are not only to be ranked Edition: current; Page: [4] among the spurious writings, but are to be rejected as altogether absurd and impious.” It is, however, uncertain whether Eusebius himself was acquainted with the Gospel of Peter.

4. Theodoret († c. 455), in his Religious History, ii., 2, says that the Nazarenes used “the gospel called ‘according to Peter.’ ” Later references in Western literature, e.g., Jerome, De vir. ill., i., and the Decretum Gelasianum, condemning the book, are based upon the judgement of Eusebius, and not upon direct knowledge (cf. Harnack, Geschichte der altchristl. Lit., I. Th., p. 11).

This was all that was known of the Gospel of Peter till the publication of the Akhmîm fragment. The latter extends to about 174 stichi, counting 32 words to the stichus. It begins in the middle of the history of the Passion, just after Pilate has washed his hands of all responsibility, and ends in the middle of a sentence, with the departure of the disciples into Galilee at the end of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, exactly a week after the crucifixion, the ostensible author, Peter, and Andrew, his brother, taking their nets and going to the sea; “and there was with us Levi the son of Alphæus, whom the Lord . . .”

The accompanying Synoptical Table shows where the Petrine narrative agrees with and where it varies from those supplied by the canonical gospels. Of that part of the Passion history which it narrates, it gives an account which follows the main lines of the canonical tradition, but with important variations in detail. Of the events between the burial and the resurrection of our Lord, its account is much more ample and detailed than anything in the canonical tradition.

Harnack (Texte und Untersuchungen, ix., 2, 2d ed., p. 76) gives the following list of new traits contained in the Petrine account of the history of the Passion and burial:

  • 1 Herod was the judge who condemned Jesus, and to him application had to be made for the body.
  • 2 The Jews, Herod, and the judges would not wash their hands, and Pilate then raised the sitting.
  • 3 Joseph was the friend of Pilate (sec. 2).
  • 4 Joseph begged for the body before the crucifixion, and Pilate sent for permission from Herod.
  • 5 The soldiers “pushed him as they ran,” and their speech (sec. 3).
  • 6 The mockery of the soldiers.
  • 7 Mocking speech.
  • 8 “As though having no pain” (sec. 4).
  • 9 “Having placed his garments before him.”
  • 10 One of the malefactors blamed the multitude, and his speech.
  • 11 The legs of either the malefactor or Jesus were not broken, in order that he might die in torment.
  • 12 The gall and vinegar (sec. 5).
  • 13 In the darkness many went about with lamps, and fell down.
  • 14 The cry, “My power, my power.”
  • 15 The fact that when he had so cried Christ was taken up.
  • 16 Mention of the nails in the hands at the taking down from the cross (sec. 6).
  • 17 The earthquake when the body touched the ground.
  • 18 The joy of the Jews when the sun shone again.
  • 19 Joseph “had seen all the good things” that the Lord had done.
  • 20 Joseph washed the body.
  • 21 The cries of woe of the Jews and their leaders over their sins, and their expectation of the judgement on Jerusalem (sec. 7).
  • 22 The disciples remained in concealment, full of grief, and fasted and wept till the Sabbath.
  • 23 They were searched for as malefactors and as anxious to burn the temple.
  • 24 The name of the centurion of the watch—Petronius (sec. 8).
  • 25 The centurion, the soldiers, and the elders rolled up the stone.
  • 26 The elders also watched at the grave.
  • 27 Seven seals were placed on the stone.
  • 28 A tent pitched for the watch.
  • 29 The gathering of the multitude on the morning of the Sabbath to view the sealed grave (sec. 9).
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The whole narrative of the resurrection is so different from that of the canonical gospels that it would be useless to go into details; but it is important to notice the prominence assigned to Mary Magdalene, and:

  • 1 That the women fled from the grave and did not see the Lord (sec. 12).
  • 2 That there is no account of any appearance of Christ for the first eight days after his death (sec. 13).
  • 3 That the disciples, along with the rest of those who had taken part in the feast, returned home to Galilee on the seventh day of unleavened bread.
  • 4 That they were then sad, and wept.
  • 5 That the first appearance of Jesus must have taken place on the Lake of Gennesaret, either to Peter alone, or to Peter, Andrew, and Levi (Matthew), while fishing.

Moreover, according to section 13 (see sec. 5), the author puts the resurrection and ascension on the same day, or, rather, did not know of the latter as a separate event. He makes the angel say, “He is risen and gone away thither whence he was sent.”

Whether the author used any other sources than the canonical gospels is a matter still in doubt. He is certainly influenced by views which are foreign to these gospels, and which are known from other quarters in early Christian literature. As between the Synpotists and the Fourth Gospel, the narrator is generally more closely akin both in matter and in manner to the Synoptists, but he agrees with the author of the Fourth Gospel in regard to the chronology of the crucifixion and several of the events at the cross, and in his general attitude towards the Jews and Pilate. With regard to the last two points, the Petrine Gospel seems to present a later and more exaggerated form of the tendency perceptible in the Johannine, and fully worked out in the Acts of Pilate, to blame the Jews and exculpate Pilate.

Of the new features in this fragment some are at least liable to a Docetic interpretation, e.g., the silence on the cross “as though he had no pain” (sec. 4), the cry, “My power, my power” (sec. 5), and “he was taken up” (sec. 5). This fact was recognised in subsequent times and condemned this gospel in the eye of the church. The date of the work is variously fixed by different scholars; Harnack assigns it to the first quarter of the second century, while Mr. Armitage Robinson and other scholars place it later.

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PETER.

Note.—This translation is based on that which I published in The Gospel and Apocalypse of Peter: Two Lectures, etc (Camb., 1892). It is now carefully revised in accordance with the photographic facsimile. A corrected Greek text will be found in Dr. Swete’s edition (1893).

1 But of the Jews none washed his hands, neither Herod nor any one of his judges. And when they had refused to wash them, Pilate rose up. And then Herod the king commandeth that the Lord be taken,1 saying to them, What things soever I commanded you to do unto him, do.

2 And there was standing there Joseph the friend of Pilate and of the Lord; and, knowing that they were about to crucify2 him, he came to Pilate and asked the body of the Lord for burial. And Pilate sent to Herod and asked his body. And Herod said, Brother Pilate, even if no one had asked for him, we purposed to bury him, especially as the sabbath draweth on:3 for it is written in the law, that the sun set not upon one that hath been put to death.

3 And he delivered him to the people on the day before the unleavened bread, their feast. And they took the Lord and pushed him as they ran, and said, Let us drag away the Son of God, having obtained power over him. And they clothed him with purple, and set him on the seat of judgement, saying, Judge righteously, O king of Israel. And one of them brought a crown of thorns and put it on the head of the Lord. And others stood and spat in his eyes, and others smote his cheeks: others pricked him with a reed; and some scourged him, saying, With this honour let us honour the Son of God.

4 And they brought two malefactors, and they crucified the Lord between them. But he held his peace, as though having no pain. And when they had raised the cross, they wrote the title: This is the king of Israel. And having set his garments before him they parted them among them, and cast lots for them. And one of those malefactors reproached them, saying, We for the evils that we have done have suffered thus, but this man, who hath become the Saviour of men, what wrong hath he done to you? And they, being angered at him, commanded that his legs should not be broken, that he might die in torment.

5 And it was noon, and darkness came over all Judæa: and they were troubled and distressed, lest the sun had set, whilst he was yet alive: [for] it is written for them, that the sun set not on him that hath been put to death. And one of them said, Give him to drink gall with vinegar. And they mixed and gave him to drink, and fulfilled all things, and accomplished their sins against their own head. And many went about with lamps, supposing that it was night, and fell down.4 And the Lord cried out, saying, My power, my power, thou hast forsaken me. And when he had said it he was taken up. And in that hour the vail of the temple of Jerusalem was rent in twain.5

6 And then they drew out the nails from the hands of the Lord, and laid him upon the earth, and the whole earth quaked, and great fear arose. Then the sun shone, and it was found the ninth hour: and the Jews rejoiced, and gave his body to Joseph that he might bury it, since he had seen what good things he had done. And he took the Lord, and washed him, and rolled him in a linen cloth, and brought him into his own tomb, which was called the Garden of Joseph.

7 Then the Jews and the elders and the priests, perceiving what evil they had done to themselves, began to lament and to say, Woe for our sins: the judgement hath drawn nigh, and the end of Jerusalem. And I with my companions was grieved; and being wounded in mind we hid ourselves: for we were being sought for by them as malefactors, and as wishing to set fire to the temple. And upon all these things we fasted and sat mourning and weeping night and day until the sabbath.

8 But the scribes and Pharisees and elders being gathered together one with another, when they heard that all the people murmured and beat their breasts saying, If by his death these most mighty signs have come to pass, see how righteous he is,—the elders were afraid and came Edition: current; Page: [8] to Pilate, beseeching him and saying, Give us soldiers, that we may guard his sepulchre for three days, lest his disciples come and steal him away, and the people suppose that he is risen from the dead and do us evil. And Pilate gave them Petronius the centurion with soldiers to guard the tomb. And with them came elders and scribes to the sepulchre, and having rolled a great stone together with1 the centurion and the soldiers, they all together who were there set it at the door of the sepulchre; and they affixed seven seals, and they pitched a tent there and guarded it. And early in the morning as the sabbath was drawing on, there came a multitude from Jerusalem and the region round about, that they might see the sepulchre that was sealed.

9 And in the night in which the Lord’s day was drawing on, as the soldiers kept guard two by two in a watch, there was a great voice in the heaven; and they saw the heavens opened, and two men descend from thence with great light and approach the tomb. And that stone which was put at the door rolled of itself and made way in part; and the tomb was opened, and both the young men entered in.

10 When therefore those soldiers saw it, they awakened the centurion and the elders; for they too were hard by keeping guard. And, as they declared what things they had seen, again they see three men come forth from the tomb, and two of them supporting one, and a cross following them: and of the two the head reached unto the heaven, but the head of him that was led by them overpassed the heavens. And they heard a voice from the heavens, saying, Thou hast preached to them that sleep. And a response was heard from the cross, Yea.

11 They therefore considered one with another whether to go away and shew these things to Pilate. And while they yet thought thereon, the heavens again are seen to open, and a certain man to descend and enter into the sepulchre. When the centurion and they that were with him saw these things, they hastened in the night to Pilate, leaving the tomb which they were watching, and declared all things which they had seen, being greatly distressed and saying, Truly he was the Son of God. Pilate answered and said, I am pure from the blood of the Son of God: but it was ye who determined this. Then they all drew near and besought him and entreated him to command the centurion and the soldiers to say nothing of the things which they had seen: For it is better, say they, for us to be guilty of the greatest sin before God, and not to fall into the hands of the people of the Jews and to be stoned. Pilate therefore commanded the centurion and the soldiers to say nothing.

12 And at dawn upon the Lord’s day Mary Magdalen, a disciple of the Lord, fearing because of the Jews, since they were burning with wrath, had not done at the Lord’s sepulchre the things which women are wont to do for those that die and for those that are beloved by them—she took her friends with her and came to the sepulchre where he was laid. And they feared lest the Jews should see them, and they said, Although on that day on which he was crucified we could not weep and lament, yet now let us do these things at his sepulchre. But who shall roll away for us the stone that was laid at the door of the sepulchre, that we may enter in and sit by him and do the things that are due? For the stone was great, and we fear lest some one see us. And if we cannot, yet if we but set at the door the things which we bring for a memorial of him, we will weep and lament, until we come unto our home.

13 And they went and found the tomb opened, and coming near they looked in there; and they see there a certain young man sitting in the midst of the tomb, beautiful and clothed in a robe exceeding bright; who said to them, Wherefore are ye come? Whom seek ye? Him that was crucified?2 He is risen and gone. But if ye believe not, look in and see the place where he lay, that he is not [here]; for he is risen and gone thither, whence he was sent. Then the women feared and fled.

14 Now it was the last day of the unleavened bread, and many were going forth, returning to their homes, as the feast was ended. But we, the twelve disciples of the Lord, wept and were grieved: and each one, being grieved for that which was come to pass, departed to his home. But I Simon Peter and Andrew my brother took our nets and went to the sea; and there was with us Levi the son of Alphæus, whom the Lord . . .

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SYNOPTICAL TABLE OF THE FOUR CANONICAL GOSPELS AND THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PETER

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MATTHEW XXVII. MARK XV. LUKE XXIII. JOHN XIX.
24 ¶ When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. [2cf. Lk. xxiii. 7.] [1cf. John passim.]
[3cf. Lk. xxii. 66; Acts iv. 27.]
[cf. v. 57.] [cf. v. 43.] [cf. v. 50.] [cf. v. 38.]
[4cf. Lk. xxiii. 12.]
[cf. v. 42.]
[cf. xix. 31.]
26 ¶ Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. 15 ¶ And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. 16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they call together the whole band.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
29 ¶ And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. 21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. 26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
27 ¶ And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
34 ¶ They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
35 And they crucified him,
and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. [cf. vv. 23, 24.]
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
36 And sitting down they watched him there;
34 ¶ Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
37 And saying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself.
37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 19 ¶ And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. 27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
39 ¶ And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross. 22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.
[cf. v. 35.] [cf. v. 24.] 23 ¶ Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. And they that were crucified with him reviled him. 39 ¶ And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
25 ¶ Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. 28 ¶ After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. 29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 ¶ Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. 46 ¶ And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; 38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 39 ¶ And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. 47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children. 41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
42 ¶ And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathæa, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: 43 Joseph of Arimathæa, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. 50 ¶ And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: 38 ¶ And after this Joseph of Arimathæa, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid. 54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
[1 cf. Mt. ix. 15.] [1 cf. Mk. ii. 20.]
[2 cf. Mk. xvi. 10.]
62 ¶ Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees
came together unto Pilate,
63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
[cf. Mt. xxvii. 24.]
CHAPTER XXVIII. CHAPTER XVI. CHAPTER XXIV. CHAPTER XX.
1 ¶ In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 1 ¶ And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 1 ¶ The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre,
2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
5 And entering into the sepulchre, 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth,
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. 8 And they remembered his words,
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
[Levi, etc.; cf. Mk. ii. 14.]
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PETER.

1 But of the Jews1 none washed his hands, neither Herod2 nor any one of his judges.3 2 And when they had refused to wash them, Pilate rose up. And then Herod the king commandeth that the Lord be taken, saying to them, What things soever I commanded you to do unto him, do.

3 And there was come there Joseph the friend of Pilate and of the Lord; and, knowing that they were about to crucify him, he came to Pilate and asked the body of the Lord for burial. 4 And Pilate sent to Herod and asked his body. 5 And Herod said, Brother4 Pilate, even if no one had asked for him, we purposed to bury him, especially as the sabbath draweth on: for it is written in the law, that the sun set not upon one that hath been put to death. And he delivered him to the people on the day before the unleavened bread, their feast.

6 And they took the Lord and pushed him as they ran, and said, Let us drag away the Son of God, having obtained power over him.

7 And they clothed him with purple, and set him on the seat of judgement, saying, Judge righteously, O King of Israel. 8 And one of them brought a crown of thorns and put it on the head of the Lord. 9 And others stood and spat in his eyes, and others smote his cheeks: others pricked him with a reed; and some scourged him, saying, With this honour let us honour the Son of God.

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10 And they brought two malefactors, and they crucified the Lord between them.

But he held his peace, as though having no pain.

11 And when they had raised the cross, they wrote upon it, This is the King of Israel.

12 And having set his garments before him, they parted them among them, and cast lots for them.

[cf. v. 11.]

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[cf. v. 12.]

13 And one of those malefactors reproached them, saying, We for the evils that we have done have suffered thus, but this man, who hath become the Saviour of men, what wrong hath he done to you?

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14 And they, being angered at him, commanded that his legs should not be broken, that he might die in torment.

15 And it was noon, and darkness came over all Judæa:

and they were troubled and distressed, lest the sun had set, whilst he was yet alive: [for] it is written for them, that the sun set not on him that hath been put to death.

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16 And one of them said, Give him to drink gall with vinegar. And they mixed and gave him to drink, 17 and fulfilled all things, and accomplished their sins against their own head.

18 And many went about with lamps, supposing that it was night, and fell down. 19 And the Lord cried out, saying, My power, my power, thou hast forsaken me.

And when he had said it he was taken up.

20 And in that hour the vail of the temple of Jerusalem was rent in twain.

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21 And then they drew out the nails from the hands of the Lord, and laid him upon the earth, and the whole earth quaked, and great fear arose. 22 Then the sun shone, and it was found the ninth hour: 23 and the Jews rejoiced, and

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gave his body to Joseph that he might bury it,

since he had seen what good things he had done.

24 And he took the Lord, and washed him, and wrapped him in a linen cloth, and brought him into his own tomb,

which was called the Garden of Joseph.

25 Then the Jews and the elders and the priests, perceiving what evil they had done to themselves, began to lament and to say, Woe for our sins: the judgement hath drawn nigh, and the end of Jerusalem.

26 And I with my companions was grieved; and being wounded in mind we hid ourselves: for we were being sought for by them as malefactors, and as wishing to set fire to the temple.

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27 And upon all these things we fasted1 and sat mourning2 and weeping2 night and day until the sabbath.

28 But the scribes and Pharisees and elders being gathered together one with another, when they heard that all the people murmured and beat their breasts, saying, If by his death these most mighty signs have come to pass, see how just he is,— 29 the elders were afraid and

came to Pilate, beseeching him and saying, 30 Give us soldiers, that we may guard his sepulchre for three days, lest his disciples come and steal him away, and the people suppose that he is risen from the dead and do us evil.

31 And Pilate gave them Petronius the centurion with soldiers to guard the tomb. And with them came the elders and scribes to the sepulchre,

32 And having rolled a great stone together with the centurion and the soldiers, they all together who were there set it at the door of the sepulchre;

33 And they affixed seven seals, and they pitched a tent there and guarded it.

34 And early in the morning as the sabbath was drawing on, there came a multitude from Jerusalem and the region round about, that they might see the sepulchre that was sealed.

35 And in the night in which the Lord’s day was drawing on, as the soldiers kept guard two by two in a watch, there was a great voice in the heaven; 36 and they saw the heavens opened, and two men descend from thence with great light and approach the tomb. 37 And that stone which was put at the door rolled of itself and made way in part; and the tomb was opened, and both the young men entered in.

38 When therefore those soldiers saw it, they awakened the centurion and the elders,—for they too were hard by keeping guard; 39 and, as they declared what things they had seen, again they see three men coming forth from the tomb, and two of them supporting one, and a cross following them. 40 And of the two the head reached unto the heaven, but the head of him that was led by them overpassed the heavens. 41 And they heard a voice from the heavens, saying, Hast thou preached to them that sleep? 42 And a response was heard from the cross, Yea.

43 They therefore considered one with another whether to go away and shew these things to Pilate. 44 And while they yet thought thereon, the heavens again are seen to open, and a certain man to descend and enter into the sepulchre. 45 When the centurion and they that were with him saw these things, they hastened in the night to Pilate, leaving the tomb which they were Edition: current; Page: [29] watching, and declared all things which they had seen, being greatly distressed and saying, Truly he was the Son of God. 46 Pilate answered and said, I am pure from the blood of the Son of God: but ye determined this.

47 Then they all drew near and besought him and entreated him to command the centurion and the soldiers to say nothing of the things which they had seen: 48 For it is better, say they, for us to incur the greatest sin before God, and not to fall into the hands of the people of the Jews and to be stoned. 49 Pilate therefore commanded the centurion and the soldiers to say nothing.

50 And at dawn upon the Lord’s day, Mary Magdalen, a disciple of the Lord, fearing because of the Jews, since they were burning with wrath, had not done at the Lord’s sepulchre the things which the women are wont to do for those that die and for those that are beloved by them—51 she took her friends with her and came to the sepulchre where he was laid.

52 And they feared lest the Jews should see them, and they said, Although on the day on which he was crucified we could not weep and lament, yet now let us do these things at his sepulchre.

53 But who shall roll away for us the stone that was laid at the door of the sepulchre, that we may enter in and sit by him and do the things that are due? 54 For the stone was great, and we fear lest some one see us. And if we cannot, yet if we but set at the door the things which we bring for a memorial of him, we will weep and lament, until we come unto our home.

55 And they went away and found the tomb opened,

and coming near they looked in there;

and they see there a certain young man sitting in the midst of the tomb, beautiful and clothed in a robe exceeding bright; Edition: current; Page: [31] who said to them, 56 Wherefore are ye come? Whom seek ye? Him that was crucified? He is risen and gone. But if ye believe not, look in and see the place where he lay, that he is not [here]; for he is risen and gone away thither, whence he was sent.

57 Then the women feared and fled.

58 Now it was the last day of the unleavened bread, and many were going forth, returning to their homes, as the feast was ended. 59 But we, the twelve disciples of the Lord, mourned and were grieved: and each one, being grieved for that which was come to pass, departed to his home. 60 But I, Simon Peter and Andrew my brother, took our nets and went to the sea; and there was with us Levi the son of Alphæus, whom the Lord . . .

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THE DIATESSARON OF TATIAN

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INTRODUCTION.

The aim of the following introductory paragraphs is neither to furnish a detailed restatement of facts already known, nor to offer an independent contribution to the discussion of the problems that arise, although in other circumstances such an attempt might be made with advantage. All that is needed and practicable here is to describe briefly, if possible, the nature of the connection between the English treatise forming the next part of this volume and the ancient work known as the Diatessaron of Tatian; and then to indicate in a few words some of the more important or interesting features of the work itself, and some of the historical and other problems that are in one way or another connected with it.

1 The Text Translated.—What is offered to the reader is a translation into English of an Arabic text, published at Rome in 1888, in a volume entitled in Arabic Diatessaron, which Titianus Compiled from the Four Gospels, with the alternative Latin title, Tatiani Evangeliorum Harmoniæ, Arabice. The Roman volume consists of two parts—the text, covering a little over 209 very clearly printed Arabic pages, and a Latin half, comprising a scholarly introduction (pp. v.-xv.), a Latin translation (pp. 1-99), and a table showing the order in which the passages taken from the gospels occur in the text. The editor is P. Agostino Ciasca, a well-known Orientalist, “scriptor” at the Vatican Library.

2 Former Translations.—In his Introduction (p. xiv. f.) Ciasca explains that in his translation he aimed at preserving quantum, salva fidelitate, integrum fuit, indolem stylumque Clementinæ Vulgatæ. This Latin version was in its turn translated into English by the Rev. J. Hamlyn Hill, B.D., and published in 1894 in a volume entitled The Earliest Life of Christ, with an interesting introduction and a number of valuable appendices. The MS. of Mr. Hill’s translation of the Latin of Ciasca was compared with the Arabic original by Mr. G. Buchanan Gray, M.A., lecturer in Hebrew and the Old Testament in Mansfield College, Oxford.

3 The Present Translation.—The translation offered here is quite independent of either of these two. Ciasca’s Latin was seldom consulted, except when it was thought the Arabic might perhaps be obscured by a misprint. After the translation was completed, Hill’s English was compared with it to transfer Mr. Hill’s valuable system of references to the margin of this work, and to lessen the risk of oversights passing the last revision unnoticed. In two or three cases this process led to the adoption of a different construction, and in a few of the more awkward passages a word was borrowed as being less harsh than that which had originally been written. Speaking generally, the present version appears to differ from Mr. Hill’s in adhering more closely to the original.1

4 The Arabic Text.—Only two Arabic MSS. are known to exist. Ciasca tells us (p. xiv.) that he took as the basis of his text that MS. which is more careful in its orthography, the Cod. Vat. Arab. No. 14. He, however, printed at the foot of the page the variants of the other MS., and supplied from it two lacunæ in the Cod. Vat.,2 substituted its readings for those of the Cod. Vat. where he thought them preferable, and followed its testimony in omitting two important passages.3 Here and there Ciasca has emended the text, but he does not profess to have produced a critical edition.4

5 The Arabic MSS.—Unfortunately, the present writer has not had an opportunity of examining these two MSS.; but they have been described at some length by Ciasca; Codex XIV. in Pitra’s Analecta Sacra, iv., 465 ff., and the other codex in the volume with which we are dealing, p. vi. ff. I. The former, which we shall call the Vatican MS. (in Ciasca’s foot-notes it is called A), was brought to the Vatican from the East by Joseph S. Assemani5 about ad 1719. It was described by Stephen E. Assemani,6 Rosenmüller, and Akerblad,7 and then at length by Edition: current; Page: [36] Ciasca, to whose account the reader must be referred for the details. It consists of 123 folios, of which the first seven are somewhat spoiled, and of which two are missing,1 and is supposed by Ciasca, from the character of the writing, and from the presence of certain Coptic letters2 by the first hand, to have been written in Egypt. S. Assemani assigned it to the twelfth century, and Ciasca accepts his verdict, while Akerblad says the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The text of the MS. is pretty fully vocalised, but there are few diacritical points. There are marginal notes, some of them by a later hand,3 which Ciasca classifies as (1) emendations, (2) restorations, (3) explanations. II. The second MS., which we shall call the Borgian (in Ciasca’s foot-notes it is called B), was brought to the Borgian Museum from Egypt in August, 1886. It has at the end the following inscription in Arabic: “A present from Halīm Dōs Ghālī, the Copt, the Catholic, to the Apostolic See, in the year of Christ 1886.”4 Antonius Morcos, Visitor Apostolic of the Catholic Copts, when, in the beginning of 1886, he was shown and informed about the Vatican MS., told of this other one and was the means of its being sent to Rome. The Borgian MS., which Ciasca refers to the fourteenth century, consists of 355 folios. Folios 1-855 contain an anonymous preface on the gospels, briefly described by Ciasca, who, however, does not say whether it appears to have been originally written in Arabic or to have been translated into that language. With folios 96b, 97a, which are reproduced in phototype in Ciasca’s edition, begins the Introductory Note given in full at the beginning of the present translation. The text of the Diatessaron ends on folio 353a, but is followed by certain appendices, for which see below, §55, 17, note. This MS. is complete, and has, as we shall see,6 in some respects a better text, though it is worse in its orthography than the Vatican MS.

6 Condition of the Arabic Text.—Ciasca’s text does not profess to be critically determined, for which purpose a more careful study of each of the MSS. and an estimate of their respective texts would be indispensable. Although the Borgian MS. is supposed by Ciasca to be a century or two later than the Vatican MS. it is clearly not a copy of the latter, for not only does it sometimes offer more original readings, but, as we shall see, its text in some points coincides more exactly in scope with the original work. The list of various readings supplied by Ciasca,7 which is equal to about a fifth or a quarter of the text itself, ought to yield, on being analysed, some canons of criticism. The foot-notes of the present edition are enough to show that a number of the peculiar features of Ciasca’s text do not belong to the original Arabic MS.; and further study would dispose of still more. On the other hand, there are unfortunately some indications8 that the common ancestor of both MSS., though perhaps less than two centuries removed from the original, was not the original itself, and therefore emendation may be necessary even where both MSS. agree. From first to last it has to be borne in mind that a great deal of work was done at Arabic versions of the gospels,9 and the text of the copy from which our two MSS. are descended may already have suffered from contact with other versions; while the special activity of the thirteenth century may have left its mark in some places on the text of the Borgian MS., supposing it to be chronologically the later.

7 Origin of the Arabic Text.—If some of the uncouthness of the Arabic text is due to corruption in the course of transmission, much is also due to its being not an original work, but a translation. That it is, in the main, a translation from Syriac is too obvious to need proof.10 The Introductory Notice and Subscription to the Borgian MS., moreover, expressly state that the work was translated by one Abu’l Fărăj ‘Abdulla ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib,11 an “excellent and learned priest,” and the inferiority of parts of the translation,12 and entire absence of any confirmatory evidence,13 hardly suffice to refute this assertion. Still, the Borgian MS. is a late witness, and although it most probably preserves a genuine tradition as to the author of our work, its statement need not therefore necessarily be correct in every point.

8 The Arabic Editor and his Method.—Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib (d. 1043) is a well-known man, a Nestorian monk and scholar, secretary to Elias I., Patriarch of Nisībis (for references to sources see, e.g., Ciasca’s Introduction, p. xi. f. and Steinschneider’s long note in his Polemische und apologetische Lit. in Arabische Sprache, pp. 52-55). As we are here concerned with him Edition: current; Page: [37] simply as a link in the chain connecting our present work with its original source, the only point of interest for us is the method he followed in producing it. Did he prepare an independent translation or did he make use of existing Arabic versions, his own or others’? Until this question, which space forbids us to discuss here, has been more thoroughly investigated,1 it must suffice to say that in view of the features in the present text that have not yet been shown to exist in any other Arabic version, it is still at least a tenable hypothesis that Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib’s MS. constituted to a considerable extent a real translation rather than a sort of Arabic parallel to the Codex Fuldensis (see below, 12).

9 The Syriac Text Translated.—The eleventh-century MS. of Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib, could we reach it, would bring us face to face with the more interesting question of the nature of his Syriac original. The Subscription to the Borgian MS. states, probably copying the statement from its exemplar, that this was a Syriac MS. in the handwriting of ‘Isa ibn-‘Ali al Motaṭabbib, pupil of Ḥonain ibn Isḥāḳ. This Ḥonain was a famous Arabic physician and medical writer of Bagdad (d. 873), whose school produced quite a number of translations and translators, among whom Ibn-‘Ali, supposed to be identical with the Syriac lexicographer of the same name, is known to have had a high place. The Syriac MS., therefore, that Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib translated takes us back to about the year 900. But the Subscription to each of our MSS.2 states that the work ended is the gospel called Diatessaron, compiled from the four gospels by Titianus; while the Introductory Note to the Borgian MS. adds that this Titianus was a Greek. The next step, therefore, is to inquire whether any traces exist of such a Syriac work, or any statements by which we can check the account just given of it.

10 Other Traces of a Syriac Text.—No copy of a Syriac Diatessaron has yet been shown to have survived.3 A number of quotations4 from such a work have, however, been found in a Syriac commentary on the New Testament by Isho‘dad of Merv (circ. 852), a contemporary of Ḥonain, Ibn-‘Ali’s teacher.5 The value of these extracts is apparent, for they take us back one generation earlier than Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib’s Syriac exemplar. More important still, they do not entirely agree with the text of our Arabic version. To solve the problem thus raised, we must examine some of the statements about the Diatessaron to be found in ecclesiastical writers.

11 Statements about the Diatessaron.—One of the most widely known is that of Isho‘dad himself, who, in his Preface to the Gospel of Mark, says: “Tatian, disciple of Justin, the philosopher and martyr, selected from the four gospels, and combined and composed a gospel, and called it Diatessaron, i.e., the Combined, . . . and upon this gospel Mar Ephraem commented.”6 Dionysius Bar Ṣalibi (twelfth century) repeats each of these phrases, adding, “Its commencement was, ‘In the beginning was the Word.’ ”7 These statements identify the author of the Diatessaron with a man otherwise known, and tell us that the great Syrian father Ephraem (d. 373) wrote a commentary on it. Unfortunately, no Syriac MS. of Ephraem’s work is known to have survived;8 but quotations from it, or allusions to it, are being found in other Syriac writers. One further reference will suffice for the present. Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus, four hundred years before Isho‘dad, wrote thus in his book on Heresies (written in 453): “Tatian the Syrian. . . . This [writer] also composed the gospel which is called Diatessaron, cutting out the genealogies and whatever other passages show that the Lord was born of the seed of David according Edition: current; Page: [38] to the flesh.”1 Before examining the testimonials we have now adduced, we must notice certain more remote sources of information.

12 Non-Syriac Texts of the Diatessaron.—Although Ephraem’s Syriac commentary on the Diatessaron is for the present lost, there is an Armenian version of it2 extant in two MSS. dating from about the time of Bar Ṣalibi and our Vat. MS.3 A Latin translation of this work, published in 1876 by Moesinger,4 formed the main basis of Zahn’s attempt5 to reconstruct the Diatessaron. Appendix X in Hill’s Diatessaron (pp. 334-377) contains an English translation of the texts commented on by Ephraem, made from Moesinger’s Latin, but collated with the Armenian by Professor J. Armitage Robinson, of Cambridge. A comparison of this document with our Arabic text shows a remarkable agreement in the order and contents, but just as remarkable a lack of agreement in the kind of text presented. The same phenomenon is met with when we compare our Arabic text with a document that carries us back three hundred years before the time of Isho‘dad, and therefore more than six hundred years before the Armenian MSS.—the Codex Fuldensis of the Vulgate.6 This MS. contains an arrangement of the gospel matter that its discoverer and publisher, Bishop Victor of Capua (d. 554), rightly concluded must represent the Diatessaron of Tatian, but for the text of which was apparently substituted that of the Vulgate.7 We are now ready to weigh the testimony we have gathered.8

13 Accretions to the Diatessaron.—The statements we are to consider are: (1) Bar Ṣalibi’s, that Tatian’s Diatessaron began with “In the beginning was the Word”;9 (2) Theodoret’s, that Tatian cut out the genealogies; and (3) the same writer’s, that Tatian also cut out “whatever other passages show that the Lord was born of the seed of David according to the flesh.” Of these statements 1 conflicts with the Arabic text, which begins with Mark, and the Codex Fuldensis, which begins with Luke, but agrees with the Ephraem source; the same is true of 2; while 3 conflicts with all three texts. Our limits do not admit of our discussing these points in detail. It must suffice to say (1) that, although a more careful examination at first-hand of the introductory notices in the two Arabic MSS. seems needed before one can venture to propound a complete theory, a comparison of the two texts, and a consideration of the descriptions given by Ciasca and Lagarde,10 make it almost certain that the genuine Arabic text of Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib began with John i. 1. Similarly the first four verses of Luke (on which see also below, § 1. 6, note) were probably not in the original text of the MS. that Victor found, for they are not mentioned in the (old) table of contents. We seem thus to detect a process of gradual accretion of material drawn from the ordinary gospel text. (2) The genealogies illustrate the same process. In the Vatican MS. they form part of the text.11 But in the Borgian MS., although they precede the Subscription, and therefore may have been already in the ninth-century Syriac MS. used by Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib, they are still placed by themselves, after a blank space, at the end of the volume, with a title of their own.12 Here, therefore, we actually see stages of the process of accretion. (3) It is therefore possible that the same account must also be given of 3, although in this case we have no direct proof.

14 Passages Lost from the Diatessaron.—If the Diatessaron has thus been growing so as to represent the ordinary text of the canonical gospels more completely, we have also evidence that suggests that it has been at some time or times purged of certain features that are lacking in these canonical gospels. For one case of this kind see below, § 4, 36, note.

15 Preservation of the Text of the Diatessaron.—We have observed already that the Latin, Armenian, and Arabic Diatessarons correspond pretty closely in subject-matter and arrangement, but differ markedly in text. The Codex Fuldensis is really a MS. of the Vulgate, although the text that Victor found was probably somewhat different. The Armenian text differs materially from the ordinary Syriac version of the New Testament (the Peshitta), showing a marked connection with another type of Syriac text represented now by the Curetonian and Sinaitic (Lewis) MSS. The Arabic text, on the other hand, almost systematically represents the Peshitta. The explanation of the condition of text in the Codex Fuldensis is obvious. On the other hand, the relationship of the Armenian and Arabic texts to the original Diatessaron must be determined by weighing Edition: current; Page: [39] very multifarious evidence that cannot be even cited here (see above 6 ff.). The two texts depend, as we have seen, on late MSS.; but all the earlier references and quotations go to show that the Armenian text1 stands much more closely related to the original than does the Arabic.

16 Checkered History of the Diatessaron.—What use the Arabic edition of Ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib was put to when made we do not know. ‘Abd Isho‘ (d. 1318) speaks in the highest terms of Tatian’s work, saying, “. . . With all diligence he attended to the utmost degree to the right order of those things which were said and done by the Saviour; of his own he did not add a single saying.”2 But the leaders of the Syrian church had not always thought so. Theodoret (loc. cit.) some nine hundred years earlier had written thus: “. . . Even those that follow the apostolic doctrines, not perceiving the mischief of the composition,” used “the book too simply as an abridgment.” A few years earlier Rabbūlā, Bishop of Edessa (d. 435), had said:3 “Let the presbyters and deacons give heed that in all the churches there be provided and read a copy of the Distinct Gospel,” i.e., not the harmonized or mixed gospel. But obviously these men were trying to suppress traditional practice due to very different views. Theodoret (loc. cit.) found more than two hundred copies of the work “held in respect in the churches”; and the Doctrine of Addai (Edessa, third to fourth century) seems simply to identify the Diatessaron and the New Testament.4 Outside of the Syriac-speaking churches we find no signs of any such use of the Diatessaron. It would seem, therefore, that at a quite early stage the Diatessaron was very widely if not universally read in the Syriac churches, and commented on by scholars as the gospel; that in time it fell under the condemnation of some at least of the church leaders, who made violent efforts to suppress it; that it could not be suppressed; that a commentary on it was (perhaps in the fifth century5) translated into Armenian, that it was still discussed by commentators, and new Syriac MSS. of it made in the ninth century, and thought worth the labor of reproduction in Arabic in the beginning of the eleventh century; that MSS. of the Armenian volume continued to be made down to the very end of the twelfth century, and of the Arabic edition down to the fourteenth century; but that this long life was secured at the expense of a more or less rapid assimilation of the text to that of the great Syriac Bible which from the fourth century onwards became more and more exclusively used—the Peshitta.

17 The Author of the Diatessaron.—The Diatessaron is such an impersonal work that we do not need to know very much about its compiler.6 It will suffice here to say that he tells us himself that he was born “in the land of the Assyrians,” and brought up a heathen. After travelling in search of knowledge, he settled at Rome, where he became a pupil of Justin Martyr, professed Christianity, and wrote in Greek his Address to the Greeks,7 translated in vol. iii. of the Ante-Nicene Christian Library. He was too independent in his attitude to maintain a permanent popularity, and after Justin’s death left Rome and returned to Mesopotamia. It was probably here that he issued in Syriac his most important work, the Diatessaron, which won such a warm place in the heart of the Syrian church. Among the Greek scholars, however, he became more and more regarded as a heretic, Encratite (ascetic), and Gnostic.

18 The Diatessaron as a Harmony.—Not very much need be said on this subject, as every reader can collect the facts for himself. In its present form the Harmony draws from all the four canonical gospels, and from very little else. Opinions differ as to whether it originally indicated the gospel from which any given piece was drawn, and some uncertainty must remain in special cases as to what gospel actually has been drawn upon. Professor G. F. Moore, in a very interesting article on the Diatessaron,8 having counted the references in the Arabic MSS., states that the Arabic text contains 50 per cent. of Mark, 66 per cent. of Luke, 76.5 per cent. of Matthew, and 96 per cent. of John. The summation of his figures gives the following result: out of a total of 3780 verses in the four gospels, the Diatessaron quotes 2769 and omits 1011. As to the order in which the whole is arranged, Moore thinks that Matthew has chiefly been followed; while Zahn regards the Fourth Gospel as normative. For a specimen of the way in which words and phrases from the different gospels are woven together, we may refer to § 52, 35 ff., and the notes thereon. In the Arabic MSS., and probably in the Syriac exemplar, the work is divided into fifty-four almost equal chapters, followed by one short one—a feature that agrees well with what we have learned of the work as being of old the lectionary of the Syrian church.

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19 Problems Connected with the Diatessaron.—The Diatessaron open up a very wide field of study. A few points may be here enumerated (see also above, 8, and note there). In what language was it written? On the view favoured by an increasing majority of scholars, that it was written in Syriac, was it a translation or simply a compilation? What precisely is its relation to the Syriac versions and the “Western” text generally? Then there is its bearing on the date and formation of the canonical gospels; the phenomenon of its so long supplying the place of those gospels; the analogy it presents to the Pentateuch, according to the critical view of the origin of the latter. These and other issues make the Diatessaron an important and interesting study.

20 The Present Translation.—The work of translation has been found much more tedious than was anticipated, notwithstanding the fact that considerably more than half of it is the work of my wife, which I have simply revised with special attention to the many obscurities dealt with in the foot-notes. We have, however, worked so much together that it is very doubtful whether any one could assign the various parts to their respective sources. My wife also verified the Arabic references to the gospels printed on the margin to the right of the text,1 and prepared the Index to these references—an extremely laborious and perplexing piece of work. This Index is inserted merely for the practical purpose of enabling the reader to find any given gospel piece in the Diatessaron. When a verse is not found in the Index, an equivalent passage from some of the other gospels should be looked for. On the margin to the left of the text are indicated the pages of the Arabic text and the sections and verses in Hill’s version.2

The aim has been to make a literal translation. As two freer translations already exist, it seemed best to incline to the side of being overliteral. If, however, features due simply to Arabic idiom have been preserved, this is an oversight. Uniformity could only have been secured by devoting a much longer time to the work than the editor was able to allow. The difficulties are due to the corrupt state of the Arabic text,3 and to the awkward reproduction4 or actual misunderstanding5 of the Syriac original by the author or authors of the Arabic translation. It has been impossible to maintain consistency in dealing with these phenomena. If any rendering seem strange, it will be well to consult the Syriac versions before deciding that it is wrong. A good deal of attention, too, has to be paid to the usage of the Arabic text, which, though it has many points of contact with other Arabic versions of the gospels, e.g., the MS. described by Gildemeister (De evangg. in arab. e simp. Syr., 1865), is as yet for us (see above, 8) a distinct version, possessed of an individuality of its own, one pronounced feature being its very close adherence to its Syriac original. Another revision of the present translation, in the light of a fuller study of these features, would doubtless lead to changes both in the text and in the foot-notes. The latter aim at preventing misunderstanding and giving some examples of the peculiarities of the text, and of the differences between the MSS. To have dealt systematically with the text and various readings would have required much more time and space than was available. The consequence of this incompleteness has been some uncertainty at times what text to translate. As already stated (paragraphs 4 and 6), Ciasca’s printed text neither represents any one MS. nor professes to be based in its eclecticism on any systematic critical principles. On the whole Ciasca has here been followed somewhat mechanically in deciding what to exhibit in the text and what to relegate to the foot-notes. As a rule conjectural emendations have not been admitted into the text except where the MS. readings would hardly bear translation. Italics in the text denote words supplied for the sake of English idiom; in the foot-notes, quotations from the MSS. It is to be noted that many linguistic usages said, for shortness, in the foot-notes to be characteristic of the present work, i.e., as compared with ordinary Arabic, are common in Arabic versions. “Syriac versions” means the three (Pesh., Cur., Sin.), or as many of them as contain the passage in question; if the Peshitta alone is quoted, it may be assumed that Cur. and Sin. are missing or diverge.

In conclusion we may say that an effort has been made to preserve even the order of words; but it must be emphasized that it is very doubtful whether it is wise for any one to use the Arabic Diatessaron for critical purposes who is not acquainted with Arabic and Syriac. The tenses, e.g., are much vaguer in Arabic than in Greek and English, and are, moreover, in this work often accommodated to Syriac idiom. The Greek and the Revised Version have been Edition: current; Page: [41] used to determine in almost every case how the vague Arabic tenses and conjunctions should be rendered. It is therefore only where it differs from these that our translation can be quoted without investigation as giving positive evidence.

This is not a final translation. Few books have had a more remarkable literary history than the Diatessaron, and that history is by no means done. Much careful argument will yet be devoted to it, and perhaps discoveries as important as any hitherto made are yet to shed light on the problems that encircle it. If our work can help any one to take a step in advance, we shall not regret the toil.

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INTRODUCTORY NOTES.

1.: In the Borgian MS.

In the name of the one God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to him be glory for ever. We shall begin, with the help of God most high, the writing of the pure gospel, the blooming garden, called Diatessaron (a word meaning “fourfold”), the work compiled by Titianus the Greek out of the four evangelists—Matthew the elect, whose symbol is M, Mark the chosen, whose symbol is R, Luke the approved, whose symbol is Ḳ, and John the beloved, whose symbol is Ḥ. The work was translated from Syriac into Arabic by the excellent and learned priest, Abu’l-Fărăj ‘Abdulla ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib,1 may God grant him his favour. He began with the first of2 And he said: The Beginning3 of the Gospel of Jesus the Son of the living God. John:4 In the beginning, etc.

2.: In the Vatican MS.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, giver of life, the God that is one in substance in his essence, and three in persons in his attributes. The first of his Gospel is He began the first of his Gospel with Mark. And he said: The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. John: In the beginning, etc.

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THE TEXT OF THE DIATESSARON.

[SECTION I.]

Jo. 1, 1.Jo. 1, 2.Jo. 1, 3.Jo. 1, 4.Jo. 1, 5.Coxe1994: 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God is theCoxe1994: 2, 3 Word. This was in the beginning with God. Everything was by his hand, andCoxe1994: 4 without him not even one existing thing was made. In him was life, and the lifeCoxe1994: 5 is the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

Lk. 1, 5.1Coxe1994: 6There was in the days of Herod the king a priest whose name was Zacharias, of the family of Abijah; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her nameCoxe1994: 7 was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God,Lk. 1, 6.Lk. 1, 7.Lk. 1, 8.Lk. 1, 9. walking in all his commands,Coxe1994: 8 and in the uprightness of God without reproach. And they had no son, forCoxe1994: 9 Elizabeth was barren, and they had both advanced in age.Arabic, p. 2 And while he dischargedCoxe1994: 10 the duties of priest in the order of his service before God, according to the custom of the priesthood it was his turn to burn incense; so he entered theCoxe1994: 11 temple of the Lord.Lk. 1, 10.Lk. 1, 11.Lk. 1, 12.Lk. 1, 13. And the whole gathering of the people were praying without at theCoxe1994: 12 time of the incense. And there appeared unto Zacharias the angel of the Lord, standingCoxe1994: 13 at the right of the altar of incense; and Zacharias was troubled when he saw him,Coxe1994: 14 and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Be not agitated,2 Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shaltCoxe1994: 15 call his name John;Lk. 1, 14.Lk. 1, 15. and thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoiceCoxe1994: 16 at his birth. And he shall be great before the Lord, and shall not drink wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit3 while he is in his mother’sCoxe1994: 17 womb.Lk. 1, 16.Lk. 1, 17. And he shall turn back many of the children of Israel to the Lord theirCoxe1994: 18 God. And he shall go before him in the spirit, and in the power of Elijah the prophet, to turn back the heart of the fathers to the sons, and those that obey not to the knowledge4 of the righteous; and to prepare for the Lord a perfect people.Coxe1994: 19 And Zacharias said unto the angel,Lk. 1, 18.Lk. 1, 19. How shall I know this, since I am an old manCoxe1994: 20 and my wife is advanced in years? And the angel answered and said unto him, I am Gabriel, that standeth before God; and I was sent to speak unto thee, and giveCoxe1994: 21 thee tidings of this.Lk. 1, 20. Henceforth thou shalt be speechless, and shalt not be able to speak until the day in which this shall come to pass,Lk. 1, 21. because thou didst not trustCoxe1994: 22 this my word, which shall be accomplished in its time.Arabic, p. 3 And the people were standing awaiting Zacharias, and they were perplexed at his delaying in the temple.Coxe1994: 23 And when Zacharias went out, he was not able to speak unto them:Lk. 1, 22. so they knew that he had seen in the temple a vision; and he made signs unto them, andCoxe1994: 24 continued dumb. And when the days of his service were completed,Lk. 1, 23. he departed to his dwelling.

Lk. 1, 24.Lk. 1, 25.Coxe1994: 25And after those days Elizabeth his wife conceived; and she hid herself fiveCoxe1994: 26 months, and said, This hath the Lord done unto me in the days when he looked upon me, to remove my reproach from among men.

Lk. 1, 26.Lk. 1, 27.Lk. 1, 28.Coxe1994: 27And5 in the sixth month Gabriel the angel was sent from God to Galilee6 to aCoxe1994: 28 city called Nazareth, to a virgin given in marriage to a man named Joseph, of theCoxe1994: 29 house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel entered unto her and said unto her, Peace be unto thee, thou who art filled with grace. Our Lord Edition: current; Page: [44] Coxe1994: 30is with thee,§ 1 thou blessed amongst women.Lk. 1, 29.Lk. 1, 30.Lk. 1, 31.Lk. 1, 32. And she, when she beheld, was agitatedCoxe1994: 31 at his word, and pondered what this salutation could be. And the angel said untoCoxe1994: 32 her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God. Thou shalt now conceive,Coxe1994: 33 and bear a son, and call his name Jesus. This shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne ofCoxe1994: 34 David his father: and he shall rule over the house of Jacob for ever;Lk. 1, 33.Lk. 1, 34.Lk. 1, 35. and to hisCoxe1994: 35 kingdom there shall be no end. Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be toCoxe1994: 36 me when no man hath known me?Arabic, p. 4 The angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit will come, and the power of the Most High shall rest upon thee, and therefore shall he that is born of thee be pure, and shall be called the SonCoxe1994: 37 of God. And lo, Elizabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her oldCoxe1994: 38 age; and this is the sixth month with her, her that is called barren.Lk. 1, 36.Lk. 1, 37.Lk. 1, 38. For nothing isCoxe1994: 39 difficult for God. Mary said, Lo, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be unto me according unto thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Lk. 1, 39.Lk. 1, 40.Lk. 1, 41.Lk. 1, 42.Coxe1994: 40And then Mary arose in those days and went in haste into the hill country,1 to a2Coxe1994: 41 city of Judah; and entered into the house of Zacharias, and asked for the health ofCoxe1994: 42 Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped inCoxe1994: 43 her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit; and cried with a loud voice and said unto Mary, Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is theCoxe1994: 44 fruit that is in thy womb. Whence have I this privilege,Lk. 1, 43.Lk. 1, 44.Lk. 1, 45.Lk. 1, 46. that the mother of myCoxe1994: 45 Lord should come unto me? When the sound of thy salutation reached my ears,Coxe1994: 46 with great joy rejoiced3 the babe in my womb. And blessed is she who believedCoxe1994: 47 that what was spoken to her from the Lord would be fulfilled. And Mary said,

  • My soul doth magnify the Lord,
  • Coxe1994: 48And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour,Lk. 1, 47.Lk. 1, 48.
  • Coxe1994: 49Who hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaiden:
  • Lo, henceforth, all generations4 shall pronounce blessing on me.
  • Coxe1994: 50For5 he hath done great things for me, who is mighty,Lk. 1, 49.
  • And holy is his name.
  • Coxe1994: 51And his mercy embraceth them who fear him,Lk. 1, 50.
  • Throughout the ages and the times.
  • Arabic, p. 5Coxe1994: 52He wrought the victory with his arm,Lk. 1, 51.
  • And scattered them that prided themselves in their opinions.
  • Coxe1994: 53He overthrew them that acted haughtily from their thrones,Lk. 1, 52.
  • And raised the lowly.Lk. 1, 53.
  • Coxe1994: 54He satisfied with good things the hungry,
  • And left the rich without anything.Lk. 1, 54.
  • Coxe1994: 55He helped Israel his servant,
  • And remembered his mercyLk. 1, 55.
  • Coxe1994: 56(According as he spake with our fathers)
  • Unto Abraham and unto his seed for ever.

Lk. 1, 56.Lk. 1, 57.Lk. 1, 58.Coxe1994: 57And Mary abode with Elizabeth about three months, and returned unto her house.

Coxe1994: 58, 59And Elizabeth’s time of delivery was come; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and kinsfolk heard that God had multiplied his mercy towards her;Coxe1994: 60 and they rejoiced with her. And when6 it was the eighth day,Lk. 1, 59. they came to circumcise the child, and called him Zacharias, calling him by the name of his father.Coxe1994: 61 And his mother answered and said unto them, Not so;Lk. 1, 60.Lk. 1, 61.Lk. 1, 62.Lk. 1, 63. but he shall be called John.Coxe1994: 62 And they said unto her, There is no man of thy kindred that is called by this name.Coxe1994: 63, 64 And they made signs to his father, saying, How dost thou wish to name him? And he asked for a tablet, and wrote and said, His name is John. And every one wondered.Lk. 1, 64.Lk. 1, 65.Coxe1994: 65 And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue, and he spake andCoxe1994: 66 praised God. And fear fell on all their neighbours: and this was spoken of7 in all Edition: current; Page: [45] Coxe1994: 67the mountains of Judah.Lk. 1, 66. And all who heard pondered in their hearts and said, What shall this child be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.

Lk. 1, 67.Coxe1994: 68And Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied and said,

  • Coxe1994: 69Blessed is the Lord, the God of Israel,Lk. 1, 68.
  • Who hath cared for his people, and wrought for it salvation;
  • Coxe1994: 70And hath raised for us the horn of salvationLk. 1, 69.
  • Arabic, p. 6In the house of David his servant
  • Coxe1994: 71(As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets from eternity),Lk. 1, 70.Lk. 1, 71.
  • Coxe1994: 72That he might save us from our enemies,
  • And from the hand of all them that hate us.
  • Coxe1994: 73And he hath performed his mercy towards our fathers,Lk. 1, 72.
  • And remembered his holy covenants,
  • Coxe1994: 74And the oath which he sware unto Abraham our father,Lk. 1, 73.Lk. 1, 74.
  • Coxe1994: 75That he would give us deliverance from the hand of our enemies,
  • And without fear we shall1 serve before him
  • Coxe1994: 76All our days with equity and righteousness.Lk. 1, 75.Lk. 1, 76.
  • Coxe1994: 77And as for thee, O child, prophet of the Most High shalt thou be called.
  • Thou shalt go forth before the face of the Lord to prepare his way,
  • Coxe1994: 78To give the knowledge of salvation2 unto his people,Lk. 1, 77.
  • For the forgiveness of their sins,
  • Coxe1994: 79Through the mercy of3 the compassion of our God,Lk. 1, 78.
  • With which he careth for4 us, to appear5 from on high
  • Coxe1994: 80To give light to them that sit in darkness and under the shadow of death,Lk. 1, 79.
  • And to set straight our feet in the way of peace.

Coxe1994: 81And the child grew and became strong in the spirit,Lk. 1, 80. and abode in the desert until the time of his appearing unto the children of Israel.

SECTION II.

§ 2Mt. 1, 18.Coxe1994: 1Now6 the birth of Jesus the Messiah was on this wise: In the time when his mother was given in marriage to Joseph,Arabic, p. 7 before they came together,Coxe1994: 2 she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.Mt. 1, 19. And Joseph her husband was a just man and did not wish to expose her, and he purposed to put her away secretly.Coxe1994: 3 But when he thought of this, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, and said unto him, Joseph,Mt. 1, 20. son of David, fear not to take Mary thy wife, for thatCoxe1994: 4 which is begotten7 in her is of the Holy Spirit.Mt. 1, 21.Mt. 1, 22. She shall bear a son, and thou shaltCoxe1994: 5 call his name Jesus, and he shall save8 his people from their sins. And all this was that the saying from the Lord by the prophet might be fulfilled:

  • Coxe1994: 6Behold, the virgin shall conceive,Mt. 1, 23. and bear a son,
  • And they shall call his name Immanuel,

Coxe1994: 7which is, being interpreted, With us is our God.Mt. 1, 24.Mt. 1, 25a. And when Joseph arose from hisCoxe1994: 8 sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife; and knew her not until she brought forth her firstborn son.

Lk. 2, 1.Coxe1994: 9And in those days there went forth a decree from Augustus Cæsar that all the Edition: current; Page: [46] Coxe1994: 10people of his dominion1 should be enrolled.Lk. 2, 2.Lk. 2, 3.Lk. 2, 4. This first enrolment was2 while QuiriniusCoxe1994: 11, 12 was governor of Syria. And every man went to be enrolled in his city. And Joseph went up also from Nazareth, a city of Galilee, to Judæa, to the city of DavidCoxe1994: 13 which is called Bethlehem (for he was of the house of David and of his tribe), withCoxe1994: 14 Mary his betrothed,Arabic, p. 8 she being with child, to be enrolled there.Lk. 2, 5.Lk. 2, 6.Lk. 2, 7. And whileCoxe1994: 15 she was there the days for her being delivered were accomplished. And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them where they were staying.

Lk. 2, 8.Lk. 2, 9.Lk. 2, 10.Coxe1994: 16And there were in that region shepherds abiding, keeping their flock in the watchCoxe1994: 17 of the night. And behold, the angel of God came unto them, and the glory of theCoxe1994: 18 Lord shone upon them; and they were greatly terrified. And the angel said unto them, Be not terrified; for I bring you tidings of great joy which shall be to theCoxe1994: 19 whole world; there is born to you this day a Saviour,Lk. 2, 11.Lk. 2, 12.Lk. 2, 13. which is the Lord the Messiah,Coxe1994: 20 in the city of David. And this is a sign for you: ye shall find a babe wrappedCoxe1994: 21 in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger. And there appeared with the angels suddenly many heavenly forces praising3 God and saying,

  • Lk. 2, 14.Coxe1994: 22Praise be to God in the highest,
  • And on the earth peace, and good hope to men.

Lk. 2, 15.Coxe1994: 23And when the angels departed from them to heaven, the shepherds spake to one another and said, We will go to Bethlehem and see this word which hath been, asCoxe1994: 24 the Lord made known unto us. And they came with haste,Lk. 2, 16.Lk. 2, 17.Lk. 2, 18.Lk. 2, 19.Lk. 2, 20. and found Mary andCoxe1994: 25 Joseph, and the babe laid in a manger. And when they saw, they reported the wordCoxe1994: 26 which was spoken to them about the child. And all that heard wondered at theCoxe1994: 27 description which the shepherds described4 to them. But Mary kept these5 sayingsCoxe1994: 28 and discriminated6 them in her heart. And those shepherds returned, magnifying and praising God for all that they had seen and heard, according as it was described unto them.

Lk. 2, 21.Coxe1994: 29And when eight days were fulfilled that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus,Arabic, p. 9 being that by which he was called by the angel before his conception in the womb.

Lk. 2, 22.Lk. 2, 23.Coxe1994: 30And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses wereCoxe1994: 31 completed, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him before the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male opening the womb shall be called theCoxe1994: 32 holy thing of the Lord), and to give a sacrificial victim as it is said in the law ofCoxe1994: 33 the Lord, A pair of doves or two young pigeons.Lk. 2, 24.Lk. 2, 25. And there was in Jerusalem a man whose name was Simeon; and this man was upright and pious, and expectingCoxe1994: 34 the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.Lk. 2, 26. And it had been said unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death till he had seen withCoxe1994: 35 his eyes the Messiah7 of the Lord.Lk. 2, 27. And this man came by the Spirit to the temple; and at the time when his parents brought in the child Jesus, that they mightCoxe1994: 36 present for him a sacrifice, as it is written in the law,Lk. 2, 28. he bare him in his arms and praised God and said,

  • Coxe1994: 37Now loosest thou the bonds of thy servant, O Lord, in peace,8Lk. 2, 29.
  • According to thy saying;
  • Coxe1994: 38For mine eye hath witnessed thy mercy,Lk. 2, 30.Lk. 2, 31.Lk. 2, 32.
  • Coxe1994: 39Which thou hast made ready because of the whole world;
  • Coxe1994: 40A light for the unveiling9 of the nations,
  • And a glory to thy people Israel.

Coxe1994: 41Lk. 2, 33.Lk. 2, 34.And Joseph and his mother were marvelling at the things which were being saidCoxe1994: 42 concerning him. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, Behold, he is set for the overthrow and rising of many in Israel; and for a sign of contention;Coxe1994: 43Lk. 2, 35. and a spear10 shall pierce11 through thine own soul; that the thoughts of the Edition: current; Page: [47] Coxe1994: 44hearts of many may be revealed.Lk. 2, 36. And Anna the prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel,Arabic, p. 10 of the tribe of Asher, was also advanced in years (and she dweltCoxe1994: 45 with her husband seven years from her virginity,Lk. 2, 37. and she remained a widow about eighty-four years); and she left not the temple, and served night and day withCoxe1994: 46 fasting and prayer.Lk. 2, 38.Lk. 2, 39. And she also rose in that hour and thanked the Lord, and sheCoxe1994: 47 spake of him with every one who was expecting the deliverance of Jerusalem. And when they had accomplished everything according to what is in the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to Nazareth their city.

SECTION III.

§ 3Mt. 2, 1b.Mt. 2, 2.Coxe1994: 1, 2And after that,1 the Magi came from the east to Jerusalem, and said, Where is the King of the Jews which was born? We have seen his star in the east, and haveCoxe1994: 3 come to worship him.Mt. 2, 3.Mt. 2, 4.Mt. 2, 5. And Herod the king heard, and he was troubled, and allCoxe1994: 4 Jerusalem with him. And he gathered all the chief priests and the scribes of theCoxe1994: 5 people, and asked them in what place2 the Messiah should be born. They said, In Bethlehem of Judæa: thus it is written in the prophet,

  • Coxe1994: 6Thou also, Bethlehem of Judah,Mt. 2, 6.
  • Art not contemptible among the kings of Judah:
  • From thee shall go forth a king,
  • And he shall be a shepherd to my people Israel.

Coxe1994: 7Then Herod called the Magi secretly, and inquired of them the time at whichCoxe1994: 8 the star appeared to them. And he sent them to Bethlehem,Mt. 2, 7.Mt. 2, 8. and said unto them, Go and search about the child diligently; and when ye have found him, come andCoxe1994: 9 make known to me, that I also may go and worship him.Mt. 2, 9. And they, when they heard the king, departed; and lo, the star which they had seen in the east went before them,Arabic, p. 11 until it came and stood above the place where the childCoxe1994: 10, 11 was. And when they beheld the star, they rejoiced with very great joy.Mt. 2, 10.Mt. 2, 11. And they entered the house and beheld the child with Mary his mother, and fell down worshipping him, and opened their saddle-bags and offered to him offerings, gold andCoxe1994: 12 myrrh and frankincense.Mt. 2, 12. And they saw in a dream3 that they should not return to Herod, and they travelled by another way in going to their country.

Mt. 2, 13.Coxe1994: 13And when they had departed, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph, and said unto him, Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I speak to thee; for Herod is determined to seek the childCoxe1994: 14 to slay him. And Joseph arose and took the child and his mother in the night, andCoxe1994: 15 fled into Egypt, and remained in it until the time of the death of Herod:Mt. 2, 14.Mt. 2, 15. that that might be fulfilled which was said by the Lord in the prophet, which said, FromCoxe1994: 16 Egypt did I call my son.Mt. 2, 16. And Herod then, when he saw that he was mocked of the Magi, was very angry, and sent and killed all the male children which were in Bethlehem and all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the timeCoxe1994: 17 which he had inquired from the Magi.Mt. 2, 17. Then was fulfilled the saying in Jeremiah the prophet, which said,

  • Coxe1994: 18A voice was heard in Ramah,Mt. 2, 18.
  • Weeping and much lamentation;
  • Rachel weeping4 for her children,
  • And not willing to be consoled for their loss.

Mt. 2, 19.Mt. 2, 20.Coxe1994: 19But when Herod the king died, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream toCoxe1994: 20 Joseph in Egypt, and said unto him, Rise and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel;Arabic, p. 12 for they have died who sought the child’s life.Coxe1994: 21 And Joseph rose and took the child and his mother,Mt. 2, 21.Mt. 2, 22. and came to the landCoxe1994: 22 of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus had become king over Judæa instead of Herod his father, he feared to go thither; and he saw in a dream that he should Edition: current; Page: [48] Coxe1994: 23go into the land of Galilee, and that he should abide in a city called Nazareth:Mt. 2, 23. that the saying in the prophet might be fulfilled, that he should be called a Nazarene.

Lk. 2, 40.Coxe1994: 24And the child grew, and became strong in spirit, becoming filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him.

Lk. 2, 41.Lk. 2, 42.Lk. 2, 43.Lk. 2, 44.Coxe1994: 25And his kinsfolk1 used to go every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.Coxe1994: 26 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to their custom,Coxe1994: 27 to the feast. And when the days were accomplished, they returned; and the childCoxe1994: 28 Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and Joseph and his mother knew not: and they supposed that he was with the children of their company. And when they had gone one day’s journey, they sought him beside their people and those who knew them,Coxe1994: 29 and they found him not;Lk. 2, 45.Lk. 2, 46.Lk. 2, 47.Lk. 2, 48. so they returned to Jerusalem and sought him again.Coxe1994: 30 And after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers,Coxe1994: 31 hearing them and asking them questions; and all who heard him wondered atCoxe1994: 32 his wisdom and his words. And when they saw him they wondered, and his mother said unto him, My son, why hast thou dealt with us thus? behold, I and thy fatherCoxe1994: 33 have been seeking for thee with much anxiety.Lk. 2, 49.Lk. 2, 50.Lk. 2, 51. And he said unto them, Why wereCoxe1994: 34 ye seeking me? know2 ye not that I must be in the house of my Father? And theyCoxe1994: 35 understood not the word which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was obedient to them: and his mother used to keep all these sayings in her heart.

Lk. 2, 52.Coxe1994: 36And Jesus grew in his stature and wisdom, and in grace with God and men.Arabic, p. 13Coxe1994: 37And in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar,Lk. 3, 1. when Pontius Pilate was governor in Judæa, and one of the four rulers, Herod, in Galilee; and Philip his brother, one of the four rulers, in Ituræa and in the district of Trachonitis; andCoxe1994: 38 Lysanias, one of the four rulers, in Abilene;Lk. 3, 2. in the chief-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the command3 of God went forth to John the son of Zacharias in theCoxe1994: 39 desert. And he came into all the region which is about Jordan, proclaiming theCoxe1994: 40 baptism of repentance unto4 the forgiveness of sins.Lk. 3, 3.Mt. 3, 1b.Mt. 3, 2.Mt. 3, 3a. And he was preaching in theCoxe1994: 41 wilderness of Judæa, and saying, Repent ye; the kingdom of heaven is come near.Coxe1994: 42 This is he that was spoken of in Isaiah the prophet,

  • The voice which crieth in the desert,
  • Coxe1994: 43Prepare ye the way of the Lord,Lk. 3, 4b.
  • And make straight in the plain, paths for our God.
  • Coxe1994: 44All the valleys shall become filled,Lk. 3, 5.
  • And all the mountains and hills shall become low;
  • And the rough shall become plain,
  • And the difficult place, easy;
  • Coxe1994: 45And all flesh shall see the salvation5 of God.Lk. 3, 6.

Jo. 1, 7.Jo. 1, 8.Jo. 1, 9.Jo. 1, 10.Jo. 1, 11.Jo. 1, 12.Jo. 1, 13.Jo. 1, 14.Coxe1994: 46This man came to bear witness, that he might bear witness to the light, thatCoxe1994: 47 every man might believe through his mediation. He was not the light, but that heCoxe1994: 48 might bear witness to the light, which was the light of truth, that giveth light toCoxe1994: 49 every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was madeCoxe1994: 50 by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own receivedCoxe1994: 51 him not. And those who received him, to them gave he the power6 that they mightCoxe1994: 52 be sons of God,—those which believe in his name: which were born, not of blood,Coxe1994: 53 nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and took up his abode among us; and we saw his glory as the gloryCoxe1994: 54 of the only Son from the Father, which is full of grace and equity.7Jo. 1, 15. John bare witness of him, and cried, and said, This is he that I said cometh after me andCoxe1994: 55 was before me,Arabic, p. 14 because he was before me.8Jo. 1, 16.Jo. 1, 17. And of his fulness receivedCoxe1994: 56 we all grace for grace. For the law was given through the mediation of Moses, but truth and grace were9 through Jesus Christ.

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SECTION IV.

§ 4Jo. 1, 18.Coxe1994: 1No man hath seen God at any time; the only Son, God,1 which is in the bosom of his Father, he hath told of him.

Jo. 1, 19.Jo. 1, 20.Jo. 1, 21.Coxe1994: 2And this is the witness of John when the Jews sent to him from Jerusalem priestsCoxe1994: 3 and Levites to ask him, Who art thou? And he acknowledged, and denied not;Coxe1994: 4 and he confessed that he was not the Messiah. And they asked him again, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he said, I am not he. Art thou a prophet? HeCoxe1994: 5 said, No. They said unto him, Then who art thou?Jo. 1, 22.Jo. 1, 23.Jo. 1, 24.Jo. 1, 25. that we may answer them thatCoxe1994: 6 sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? And he said, I am the voice that crieth inCoxe1994: 7 the desert, Repair ye the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet. And theyCoxe1994: 8 that were sent were from2 the Pharisees. And they asked him and said unto him, Why baptizest thou now, when thou art not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor a prophet?Coxe1994: 9 John answered and said unto them, I baptize with3 water:Jo. 1, 26.Jo. 1, 27.Jo. 1, 28. among you is standingCoxe1994: 10 one whom ye know not: this is he who I said cometh after me and was beforeCoxe1994: 11 me, the latchets of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose. And that was in Bethany beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Mt. 3, 4.Mt. 3, 5.Coxe1994: 12Now John’s raiment was camel’s hair, and he was girded with skins, and his foodCoxe1994: 13 was of locusts and honey of the wilderness.4 Then went out unto him the people of Jerusalem,Arabic, p. 15 and all Judæa, and all the region which is about theCoxe1994: 14, 15 Jordan; and they were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.Mt. 3, 6.Mt. 3, 7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees5 and Sadducees6 coming to be baptized, he said unto them, Ye children of vipers, who hath led you to flee from the wrath to come?Coxe1994: 16, 17 Do now the fruits which are worthy of repentance;Mt. 3, 8.Mt. 3, 9. and think and say not within yourselves, We have a father, even Abraham; for I say unto you, that God is able toCoxe1994: 18 raise up of these stones children unto Abraham.Mt. 3, 10. Behold, the axe hath been laid at the roots of the trees, and so every tree that beareth not good fruit shall be taken andCoxe1994: 19 cast into the fire.Lk. 3, 10.Lk. 3, 11.Lk. 3, 12.Lk. 3, 13.Lk. 3, 14. And the multitudes were asking him and saying, What shall we do?Coxe1994: 20 He answered and said unto them, He that hath two tunics shall7 give to him thatCoxe1994: 21 hath not; and he that hath food shall7 do likewise. And the publicans also cameCoxe1994: 22 to be baptized, and they said unto him, Teacher, what shall we do? He said untoCoxe1994: 23 them, Seek not more than what ye are commanded to seek. And the servants8 of the guard asked him and said, And we also, what shall we do? He said unto them, Do not violence to any man, nor wrong him; and let your allowances satisfy you.

Lk. 3, 15.Lk. 3, 16.Coxe1994: 24And when the people were conjecturing about John, and all of them thinkingCoxe1994: 25 in their hearts whether he were haply9 the Messiah, John answered and said unto them, I baptize you with water; there cometh one after me who is stronger than I, the latchets of whose shoes I am not worthy to loosen; he will baptize you with theCoxe1994: 26 Holy Spirit and fire;Arabic, p. 16 who taketh the fan in his hand to cleanse his threshing-floors, and the wheat he gathereth into his garners,Lk. 3, 17. while the straw he shall burn in fire which can10 not be put out.

Lk. 3, 18.Mt. 3, 13.Lk. 3, 23a.Jo. 1, 29.Jo. 1, 30.Coxe1994: 27And other things he taught and preached among the people.

Coxe1994: 28Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized of him.Coxe1994: 29 And Jesus was about thirty years old, and it was supposed that he was the son ofCoxe1994: 30 Joseph.11 And John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, This is the Lamb ofCoxe1994: 31 God, that taketh on itself the burden of the sins of the world! This is he concerning whom I said, There cometh after me a man who was before me, because he was Edition: current; Page: [50] Coxe1994: 32before me.1 And I knew him not;Jo. 1, 31.Mt. 3, 14.Mt. 3, 15. but that he should be made manifest to Israel,Coxe1994: 33 for this cause came I to baptize with water. And John was hindering him andCoxe1994: 34 saying, I have need of being baptized by thee, and comest thou to me? Jesus answered him and said, Suffer this now: thus it is our duty to fulfil all righteousness.Coxe1994: 35 Then he suffered him.Lk. 3, 21b.Mt. 3, 16b.Lk. 3, 22a.Mt. 3, 17.Jo. 1, 32.Jo. 1, 33. And when all the people were baptized, Jesus alsoCoxe1994: 36 was baptized. And immediately he went up out of the water, and heaven openedCoxe1994: 37 to him,2 and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the similitude of theCoxe1994: 38 body of a dove;Arabic, p. 17 and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my belovedCoxe1994: 39 Son, in whom I am well pleased. And John bare witness and said, I beheld theCoxe1994: 40 Spirit descend from heaven like a dove; and it abode upon him. But I knew him not; but he that sent me to baptize with water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt behold the Spirit descending and lighting upon him, the same is he thatCoxe1994: 41 baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.Jo. 1, 34. And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God.

Lk. 4, 1a.Mk. 1, 12.Mk. 1, 13b.Mt. 4, 2a.Lk. 4, 2b.Mt. 4, 2b, 3.Coxe1994: 42, 43And Jesus returned from the Jordan, filled with the Holy Spirit. And immediately the Spirit took him out into the wilderness, to be tried of the devil;3 and heCoxe1994: 44 was with the beasts. And he fasted forty days and forty nights. And he ate nothingCoxe1994: 45 in those days, and at the end of them he hungered. And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, speak, and these stones shall becomeCoxe1994: 46 bread.Mt. 4, 4.Mt. 4, 5.Mt. 4, 6. He answered and said, It is written, Not by bread alone shall man live, butCoxe1994: 47 by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil3 broughtCoxe1994: 48 him to the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written,

  • He shall give his angels charge concerning thee:
  • And they shall take thee on their arms,
  • So that thy foot shall not stumble against a stone.

Coxe1994: 49Jesus said unto him, And4 it is written also,Mt. 4, 7.Lk. 4, 5.Lk. 4, 6. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thyCoxe1994: 50 God. And the devil5 took him up to a high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdomsCoxe1994: 51 of the earth,Arabic, p. 18 and their glory, in the least time; and the devil5 said unto him, To thee will I give all this dominion, and its glory, which is delivered toCoxe1994: 52 me that I may give it to whomsoever I will.Lk. 4, 7. If then thou wilt worship before me, all of it shall be thine.

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§ 5Mt. 4, 10.Lk. 4, 13.Mt. 4, 11b.Coxe1994: 1Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, ThouCoxe1994: 2 shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thou serve. And when theCoxe1994: 3 devil5 had completed all his temptations, he departed from him for a season. And behold, the angels drew near and ministered unto him.

Jo. 1, 35.Jo. 1, 36.Jo. 1, 37.Jo. 1, 38.Coxe1994: 4, 5And next day John was standing, and two of his disciples; and he saw Jesus asCoxe1994: 6 he was walking, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God! And his two disciples heardCoxe1994: 7 him saying this,6 and they followed Jesus. And Jesus turned and saw them coming after him, and said unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Our master,Coxe1994: 8 where art thou staying? And he said unto them, Come and see.Jo. 1, 39. And they came and saw his place, and abode with him that day: and it was about the tenth hour.Coxe1994: 9 One of the two which heard from7 John, and followed Jesus, was Andrew theCoxe1994: 10 brother of Simon. And he saw first Simon his brother, and said unto him,Jo. 1, 40.Jo. 1, 41a.Jo. 1, 42a. We haveCoxe1994: 11 found the Messiah. And he brought him unto Jesus. And Jesus looked upon him and said, Thou art Simon, son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas.8

Jo. 1, 43.Jo. 1, 44.Jo. 1, 45.Coxe1994: 12And on the next day Jesus desired to go forth to Galilee, and he found Philip,Coxe1994: 13 and said unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, of the cityCoxe1994: 14 of Andrew and Simon.Arabic, p. 19 And Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, He of whom Moses did write in the law and in the prophets, we have found thatCoxe1994: 15 he is Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth. Nathanael said unto him,Jo. 1, 46. Is it possible Edition: current; Page: [51] that there can be any good thing from Nazareth? Philip said unto him, Come andCoxe1994: 16 see. And Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him,Jo. 1, 47.Jo. 1, 48. This is indeed a1Coxe1994: 17 son of Israel in whom is no guile. And Nathanael said unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus said unto him, Before Philip called thee, while thou wast under theCoxe1994: 18 fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and said unto him,Jo. 1, 49.Jo. 1, 50. My Master, thou artCoxe1994: 19 the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, hast thou believed? thou shalt see what isCoxe1994: 20 greater than this. And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you,Jo. 1, 51. Henceforth ye shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

Lk. 4, 14a.Coxe1994: 21And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee.

Jo. 2, 1.Jo. 2, 2.Jo. 2, 3.Jo. 2, 4.Jo. 2, 5.Jo. 2, 6.Jo. 2, 7.Jo. 2, 8.Jo. 2, 9.Coxe1994: 22And on the third day there was a feast in Cana,2 a1 city of Galilee; and theCoxe1994: 23 mother of Jesus was there: and Jesus also and his disciples were invited to theCoxe1994: 24 feast. And they lacked wine: and his mother said unto Jesus, They have no wine.Coxe1994: 25 And Jesus said unto her, What have I to do with thee, woman? hath not mineCoxe1994: 26 hour come?3 And his mother said unto the servants, What he saith unto you, do.Coxe1994: 27 And there were there six vessels of stone, placed for the Jews’ purification, such asCoxe1994: 28 would contain two or three jars. And Jesus said unto them, Fill the vesselsCoxe1994: 29 with water.Arabic, p. 20 And they filled them to the top. He said unto them, DrawCoxe1994: 30 out now, and present to the ruler of the feast. And they did so. And when the ruler of the company tasted that water which had become wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants knew, because they filled up the water), the ruler of the company calledCoxe1994: 31 the bridegroom, and said unto him, Every man presenteth first the good wine,Jo. 2, 10. and on intoxication he bringeth what is poor; but thou hast kept the good wine untilCoxe1994: 32 now. And this is the first sign4 which Jesus did in Cana of Galilee,Jo. 2, 11.Lk. 4, 14b.Lk. 4, 15.Lk. 4, 16. and manifestedCoxe1994: 33 his glory; and his disciples believed on him. And his fame spread in all the countryCoxe1994: 34 which was around them. And he taught in their synagogues, and was glorifiedCoxe1994: 35 by5 every man. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and entered, according to his custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stoodCoxe1994: 36 up to read. And he was given the book of Isaiah the prophet.Lk. 4, 17. And Jesus opened the book and found the place where it was written,

  • Coxe1994: 37The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,Lk. 4, 18.
  • And for this anointed he me, to preach good tidings to the poor;
  • And he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted,
  • And to proclaim forgiveness to the evil-doers,6 and sight to the blind,
  • And to bring the broken into forgiveness,7
  • Coxe1994: 38And to proclaim an acceptable year of the Lord.Lk. 4, 19.Lk. 4, 20.Lk. 4, 21.

Coxe1994: 39And he rolled up the book and gave it to the servant, and went and sat down:Coxe1994: 40 and the eyes of all that were in the synagogue were observing him. And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled which ye have heard withCoxe1994: 41 your ears. And they all bare him witness,Lk. 4, 22a. and wondered at the words of grace which were proceeding from his mouth.

Mt. 4, 17a.Mk. 1, 15.Coxe1994: 42And from that time began Jesus to proclaim the gospel of the kingdomCoxe1994: 43 of God, and to say, Repent ye, and believe in the gospel. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of heaven hath come near.Arabic, p. 21

Mt. 4, 18.Coxe1994: 44And while he was walking on the shore of the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon who was called Cephas, and Andrew his brother, casting their nets intoCoxe1994: 45 the sea; for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them,Mt. 4, 19.Mt. 4, 20.Mt. 4, 21. Follow me, and I willCoxe1994: 46 make you fishers of men. And they immediately left their nets there and followedCoxe1994: 47 him. And when he went on from thence, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mendingCoxe1994: 48 their nets; and Jesus called them.Mt. 4, 22. And they immediately forsook the ship and their father Zebedee, and followed him.

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Lk. 5, 1.Lk. 5, 2.Coxe1994: 49And when the multitude gathered unto him to hear the word of God, while heCoxe1994: 50 was standing on the shore of the sea of Gennesaret, he saw two boats standing beside the sea, while1 the two fishers which were gone out of them were washing theirCoxe1994: 51 nets. And one of them belonged to Simon Cephas.Lk. 5, 3. And Jesus went up and sat down in it, and commanded that they should move away a little from the land intoCoxe1994: 52 the water. And he sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.Lk. 5, 4. And when he had left off his speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and cast yourCoxe1994: 53 net for a draught. And Simon answered and said unto him, My Master,Lk. 5, 5.Lk. 5, 6. we toiledCoxe1994: 54 all night and caught nothing; now2 at thy word I will cast the net. And when they did this, there were enclosed3 a great many fishes; and their net was on theCoxe1994: 55 point of breaking. And they beckoned to their comrades that were in the other boat, to come and help them. And when they came, they filled both boats,Lk. 5, 7. so that they were on the point of sinking.

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§ 6Coxe1994: 1But when Simon Cephas saw this he fell before the feet of Jesus, and said unto him,Arabic, p. 22 My Lord, I beseech of thee to depart from me, for I amCoxe1994: 2 a sinful man.Lk. 5, 8. And amazement took possession of him, and of all who were with him,Coxe1994: 3 because of the draught of the fishes which they had taken.Lk. 5, 9.Lk. 5, 10. And thus also were James and John the sons of Zebedee overtaken,4 who were Simon’s partners. And Jesus saidCoxe1994: 4 unto Simon, Fear not; henceforth thou shalt be a fisher of men unto life.Lk. 5, 11. And they brought the boats to the land; and they left everything, and followed him.

Jo. 3, 22.Jo. 3, 23.Coxe1994: 5And after that came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and he wentCoxe1994: 6 about there with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Ænon, which is beside Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.Coxe1994: 7, 8 And John was not yet come into prison.Jo. 3, 24.Jo. 3, 25.Jo. 3, 26. And there was an inquiry betweenCoxe1994: 9 one of John’s disciples and one of the Jews about purifying. And they5 came unto John, and said unto him, Our master, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whomCoxe1994: 10 thou hast borne witness, behold, he also baptizeth, and many come to him.Jo. 3, 27. John answered and said unto them,6 A man can receive nothing of himself, except it beCoxe1994: 11 given him7 from heaven. Ye are they that bear witness unto me that I said,Jo. 3, 28.Jo. 3, 29. I amCoxe1994: 12 not the Messiah, but I am one sent8 before him. And he that hath a bride is a bridegroom: and the friend of the bridegroom is he that standeth and listeneth to him, and rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Lo now,9 behold, myCoxe1994: 13, 14 joy becometh complete.10Arabic, p. 23 And he must increase and I decrease.Jo. 3, 30.Jo. 3, 31. For11 he that is come from above is higher than everything: and he that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh; and he that came down from heaven isCoxe1994: 15 higher than all.Jo. 3, 32.Jo. 3, 33.Jo. 3, 34.Jo. 3, 35.Jo. 3, 36. And he beareth witness of what he hath seen and heard; and no manCoxe1994: 16 receiveth his witness. And he that hath received his witness hath asserted12 that he isCoxe1994: 17 truly God.13 And he whom God hath sent speaketh the words14 of God: God gaveCoxe1994: 18 not the Spirit by measure. The Father loveth the Son, and hath put everything inCoxe1994: 19 his hands. Whosoever believeth in the Son hath eternal15 life; but whosoever obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God cometh16 upon him.

Jo. 4, 1.Jo. 4, 2.Jo. 4, 3a.Lk. 3, 19.Coxe1994: 20And Jesus learned17 that the Pharisees had heard that he had received many disciples,Coxe1994: 21 and that he was baptizing more than John (not that Jesus was himself baptizing,Coxe1994: 22 but his disciples); and so he left Judæa.

Coxe1994: 23And Herod the governor, because he used to be rebuked by John because of Edition: current; Page: [53] Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, and for all the sins which he was committing,Coxe1994: 24 added to all that also this, that he shut up John in prison.Lk. 3, 20.Mt. 4, 12.Jo. 4, 46.Jo. 4, 47.Coxe1994: 25And when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he went away to Galilee.Coxe1994: 26 And he entered again into Cana, where he had made the water wine. And thereCoxe1994: 27 was at Capernaum a king’s servant, whose son was sick. And this man heard that Jesus was come from Judæa to Galilee; and he went to him, and besought of him that he would come down and heal his son; for he had come near unto death.Coxe1994: 28, 29 Jesus said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye do1 not believe.Jo. 4, 48.Jo. 4, 49. The king’s servant said unto him, My Lord, come down, that the child die not.Coxe1994: 30 Jesus said unto him,Arabic, p. 24 Go; for thy son is alive.Jo. 4, 50.Jo. 4, 51.Jo. 4, 52. And that man believed theCoxe1994: 31 word which Jesus spake, and went. And when he went down, his servants met himCoxe1994: 32 and told him, and2 said unto him, Thy son is alive. And he asked them at what time he recovered. They said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever leftCoxe1994: 33 him. And his father knew that that was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him,Coxe1994: 34 Thy son is alive. And he believed, he and the whole people of his house.Jo. 4, 53.Jo. 4, 54.Lk. 4, 44. And thisCoxe1994: 35 is the second sign3 which Jesus did when he returned from Judæa to Galilee. And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

Mt. 4, 13.Mt. 4, 14.Coxe1994: 36And he left Nazareth, and came and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea shore, in theCoxe1994: 37 borders of Zebulun and Naphtali: that it might be fulfilled which was said in Isaiah the prophet, who said,

  • Coxe1994: 38The land of Zebulun, the land of Naphtali,Mt. 4, 15.
  • The way of the sea, the passage of the Jordan,
  • Galilee of the nations:
  • Coxe1994: 39The people sitting in darknessMt. 4, 16.
  • Saw a great light,
  • And those sitting in the region and in the shadow of death,
  • There appeared to them a light.

Lk. 4, 31b.Lk. 4, 32.Lk. 4, 33.Lk. 4, 34.Coxe1994: 40And he taught them on the sabbaths. And they wondered because of his doctrine:4Coxe1994: 41 for his word was as if it were authoritative. And there was in the synagogueCoxe1994: 42 a man with an unclean devil, and he cried out with a loud voice, and said, Let me alone; what have I to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come for ourCoxe1994: 43 destruction? I know thee who thou art, thou Holy One of God.Lk. 4, 35. And Jesus rebuked him, and said, Stop up thy mouth, and come out of him. And the demon threw himCoxe1994: 44 in the midst and came out of him, having done him no harm.Lk. 4, 36. And great amazement took hold upon every man. And they talked one with another, and said,Arabic, p. 25 What is this word that orders the unclean spirits with power andCoxe1994: 45 authority, and they come out?Lk. 4, 37. And the news of him spread abroad in all the region which was around them.

Lk. 4, 38.Mt. 9, 9b.Coxe1994: 46And when Jesus went out of the synagogue, he saw a man sitting among the publicans,5 named Matthew: and he said unto him, Come after me. And he rose, and followed him.

Mk. 1, 29b.Lk. 4, 38c.Coxe1994: 47, 48And Jesus came to the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. And Simon’s wife’s mother was oppressed with a great fever, and they besought him forCoxe1994: 49 her. And he stood over her and rebuked her fever, and it left her,Lk. 4, 39.Mt. 8, 16a.Lk. 4, 40b. and immediatelyCoxe1994: 50 she rose and ministered to them. And at even they brought to him many that hadCoxe1994: 51 demons: and he cast out their devils with the6 word. And all that had sick, their diseases being divers and malignant, brought them unto him. And he laid his handCoxe1994: 52 on them one by one7 and healed them: that that might be fulfilled which was saidCoxe1994: 53 in the prophet Isaiah, who said, He taketh our pains and beareth our diseases.Mt. 8, 17.Mk. 1, 33.Lk. 4, 41. AndCoxe1994: 54 all the city was gathered together unto the door of Jesus. And he cast out devils also from many, as they were crying out and saying, Thou art the Messiah, the Son of God; and he rebuked them. And he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him that he was the Lord the Messiah.

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§ 7Coxe1994: 1And in the morning of that day he went out very early, and went to aCoxe1994: 2 desert place, and was there praying.Arabic, p. 26 And Simon and those that were withCoxe1994: 3 him sought him. And when they found him, they said unto him, All the people seek forCoxe1994: 4 thee. He said unto them, Let us go into the adjacent villages and towns, that I mayCoxe1994: 5 preach there also;Mk. 1, 35.Mk. 1, 36.Mk. 1, 37.Mk. 1, 38.Lk. 4, 42. for to this end did I come. And the multitudes were seeking him, and came till they reached him; and they took hold of him, that he should notCoxe1994: 6 go away from them. But Jesus said unto them, I must preach of the kingdom ofCoxe1994: 7 God in other cities also: for because of this gospel was I sent.Lk. 4, 43.Mt. 9, 35. And Jesus was going about all the cities and the villages, and teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom,Mk. 1, 39.Lk. 4, 14b.Lk. 4, 15.Mk. 2, 14. and healing all the diseases and all the sicknesses,Coxe1994: 8 and casting out the devils. And his fame became known that1 he was teaching inCoxe1994: 9 every place and being glorified by every man. And when he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphæus sitting among the tax-gatherers;2 and he said unto him, FollowCoxe1994: 10 me: and he rose and followed him.Mt. 4, 24. And the news of him was heard of in all the land of Syria: and they brought unto him all those whom grievous ills had befallen through divers diseases, and those that were enduring torment, and those that were possessed, and lunatics,3 and paralytics; and he healed them.

Mk. 2, 1.Mk. 2, 2.Coxe1994: 11, 12And after some days Jesus entered into Capernaum again. And when they heard that he was in the house,4 many gathered, so that it could not hold them, even aboutCoxe1994: 13 the door;Arabic, p. 27 and he made known to them the word of God.Lk. 5, 17b. And there were there some of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, sitting, come from all the villages of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord wasCoxe1994: 14 present to heal them. And some men brought a bed with a man on it who was paralytic.Coxe1994: 15 And they sought to bring him in and lay him before him.Lk. 5, 18.Lk. 5, 19. And when they found no way to bring him in because of the multitude of people, they went up to the roof, and let him down with his bed from the roofing,5 into the midst before Jesus.Coxe1994: 16 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the paralytic, My son, thy sins are forgivenCoxe1994: 17 thee. And the scribes and Pharisees began to think within their hearts,Lk. 5, 20.Lk. 5, 21. Why doth this man blaspheme?6 Who is it that is able to forgive sins, but God alone?Coxe1994: 18 And Jesus knew by the spirit that they were thinking this within themselves, and heCoxe1994: 19 said unto them, Why do ye think this within your heart?Mk. 2, 8.Mk. 2, 9. Which is better,7 that it should be said to the paralytic, Thy sins are forgiven thee, or that it should be saidCoxe1994: 20 to him, Arise, and take thy bed, and walk?Mk. 2, 10.Mk. 2, 11.Mk. 2, 12a. That ye may know that the Son of manCoxe1994: 21 is empowered on earth to forgive sins (and he said to the paralytic), I say unto thee,Coxe1994: 22 Arise, take thy bed, and go to thine house.Lk. 5, 25b.Mt. 9, 8a.Lk. 5, 26a.Mt. 9, 8b.Lk. 5, 26c.Mk. 2, 12c. And he rose forthwith, and took his bed, and went out in the presence of all. And he went to his house praising God.Coxe1994: 23 And when those multitudes saw, they feared; and amazement took possession ofCoxe1994: 24 them, and they praised God, who had given such power to men. And they said, We have seen marvellous things to-day, of which we have never before seen the like.

Lk. 5, 27.Lk. 5, 28.Lk. 5, 29.Coxe1994: 25And after that, Jesus went out, and saw a publican, named Levi, sittingCoxe1994: 26 among the publicans:8 and he said unto him, Follow me. And he leftCoxe1994: 27 everything, and rose, and followed him.Arabic, p. 28 And Levi made him a great feast in his house. And there was a great multitude of the publicans and others sitting with him.Coxe1994: 28 And the scribes and Pharisees murmured, and said unto his disciples,Lk. 5, 30.Lk. 5, 31. Why do ye eatCoxe1994: 29 and drink with the publicans and sinners? Jesus answered and said unto them, The physician seeketh not those who are well, but those that are afflicted with grievousCoxe1994: 30, 31 sickness.9 I came not to call the righteous, but the sinners, to repentance.Lk. 5, 32.Lk. 5, 33. And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast always, and pray, and theCoxe1994: 32 Pharisees also, but thy disciples eat and drink? He said unto them,Lk. 5, 34.Lk. 5, 35. Yet cannot makeCoxe1994: 33 the sons of the marriage feast10 fast, while the bridegroom is with them. Days will Edition: current; Page: [55] come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them; then will they fast in thoseCoxe1994: 34 days. And he spake unto them a parable:Lk. 5, 36a.Mk. 2, 21. No man inserteth a new patch and seweth it in a worn garment, lest the newness of the new take from the worn, andCoxe1994: 35 there occur a great rent. And no man putteth fresh wine into old skins,Mk. 2, 22. lest the wine burst the skins, and the skins be destroyed, and the wine spilled; but they putCoxe1994: 36 the fresh wine in the new skins, and both are preserved.Lk. 5, 38, 39. And no man drinketh old wine and straightway desireth fresh; for he saith, The old is better.

Mt. 12, 1.Coxe1994: 37And while Jesus was walking on the sabbath day among the sown fields, his disciples hungered. And they were rubbing the ears with their hands, andCoxe1994: 38 eating.Arabic, p. 29 But some of the Pharisees, when they saw them, said unto him, See,Coxe1994: 39 why1 do thy disciples on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?Mt. 12, 2a.Mk. 2, 24.Mk. 2, 25. But Jesus said unto them, Have ye not read in olden time what David did, when he had need andCoxe1994: 40 hungered, he and those that were with him?Mk. 2, 26. how he entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the table of the Lord, which it was not lawful that any should eat, save the priests, and gave to them that were with him also?Coxe1994: 41 And he said unto them, The sabbath was created because of man, and man was notCoxe1994: 42 created because of the sabbath.Mk. 2, 27.Mt. 12, 5.Mt. 12, 6.Mt. 12, 7.Mt. 12, 8.Mk. 3, 21. Or have ye not read in the law, that the priests inCoxe1994: 43 the temple profane the sabbath, and yet they are blameless? I say unto you now,Coxe1994: 44 that here is what2 is greater than the temple. If ye had known this:3 I love mercy,Coxe1994: 45 not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned4 those on whom is no blame. TheCoxe1994: 46 Lord of the sabbath is the Son of man. And his relatives heard, and went out to take him, and said, He hath gone out of his mind.

Lk. 6, 6.Lk. 6, 7.Coxe1994: 47And on the next5 sabbath day he entered6 into the synagogue and was teaching.Coxe1994: 48 And there was there a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day,Coxe1994: 49 that they might find the means of accusing him.Lk. 6, 8. But he knew their thoughts, and said unto the man whose hand was withered, Rise and come near into the midst ofCoxe1994: 50 the synagogue. And when he came and stood, Jesus said unto them,Lk. 6, 9. I ask you, which is lawful to be done on the sabbath day, good or evil? shall lives be saved orCoxe1994: 51 destroyed?Arabic, p. 30 But they were silent. Regarding7 them with anger, being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts.Mk. 3, 4b.Mk. 3, 5. And he said unto the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand became straight.Coxe1994: 52 Then he said unto them, What man of you shall have one sheep,Mt. 12, 11.Mt. 12, 12. and if it fall into aCoxe1994: 53 well on the sabbath day, will not take it and lift it out? And how much is man better than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful on the sabbath to do good.

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§ 8Mt. 12, 14.Mt. 12, 15.Mt. 12, 16.Mt. 12, 17.Coxe1994: 1And the Pharisees went out, and consulted together concerning him, that theyCoxe1994: 2 might destroy him. And Jesus perceived, and removed thence: and great multitudesCoxe1994: 3 followed him; and he healed all of them: and he forbade them that they shouldCoxe1994: 4 not make him known:8 that the saying in Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which said,

  • Coxe1994: 5Behold, my servant9 with whom I am pleased;Mt. 12, 18.
  • My beloved in whom my soul hath delighted:10
  • My spirit have I put upon him,
  • And he shall proclaim to the nations judgment.
  • Coxe1994: 6He shall not dispute, nor cry out;Mt. 12, 19.
  • And no man shall hear his voice in the marketplace.
  • Coxe1994: 7And a bruised reed shall he not break,Mt. 12, 20.
  • And a smoking lamp11 shall he not extinguish,
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  • Until he shall bring forth judgement unto victory.
  • Coxe1994: 8And the nations shall rejoice in his name.1Mt. 12, 21.Lk. 6, 12.Lk. 6, 13a.Mk. 3, 7.Mk. 3, 8.

Coxe1994: 9And in those days Jesus went out to the mountain that he might pray, and heCoxe1994: 10 spent the night2 there in prayer to God. And when the morning was come, he called the disciples. And he went towards the sea: and there followed him much peopleCoxe1994: 11 from Galilee that he might pray,3 and from Judæa, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumæa, and from beyond Jordan, and from Tyre, and from Sidon, and from Decapolis;Coxe1994: 12 and great multitudes came unto him, which had heard what he did.Mk. 3, 9. And he spake to his disciples to bring him the boat because of the multitudes, that theyCoxe1994: 13 might not throng him. And he healed many,Mk. 3, 10. so that they were almost falling on him4 on account of their seeking to get near him. And5 those that hadCoxe1994: 14 plagues and unclean spirits,Arabic, p. 31 as soon as they beheld him,Mk. 3, 11.Mk. 3, 12.Lk. 6, 18.Lk. 6, 19. would fall, andCoxe1994: 15 cry out, and say, Thou art the Son of God. And he rebuked them much, that theyCoxe1994: 16 should not make him known. And those that were under the constraint of6 uncleanCoxe1994: 17 spirits were healed. And all of the crowd were seeking to come near7 him; because power went out from him, and he healed them all.

Mt. 5, 1a.Lk. 6, 13b.Coxe1994: 18, 19And when Jesus saw the multitudes, he went up to the mountain. And he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve; and they are those whom he namedCoxe1994: 20 apostles: Simon, whom he named Cephas, and Andrew his brother,Lk. 6, 14.Lk. 6, 15.Lk. 6, 16.Lk. 6, 17a. and James andCoxe1994: 21 John, and Philip and Bartholomew, and Matthew and Thomas, and James the sonCoxe1994: 22 of Alphæus, and Simon which was called the Zealot, and Judas the son of James,Coxe1994: 23 and Judas the Iscariot, being he that had betrayed him.8 And Jesus went down with them and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and the greatCoxe1994: 24 multitude of people. And these twelve he chose to be with him,Mk. 3, 14. and that he mightCoxe1994: 25 send them to preach, and to have power to heal the sick and to cast out devils.

Lk. 6, 20.Mt. 5, 2.Coxe1994: 26Then he lifted up his eyes unto them, and opened his mouth, and taught them, and said,Coxe1994: 27Blessed are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.Mt. 5, 3.Mt. 5, 4.Mt. 5, 5.Mt. 5, 6.Coxe1994: 28Blessed are the sorrowful: for they shall be comforted.

Coxe1994: 29Blessed are the humble: for they shall inherit the earth.

Coxe1994: 30Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be satisfied.

Coxe1994: 31Blessed are the merciful: for on them shall be mercy.Mt. 5, 7.Mt. 5, 8.Mt. 5, 9.Mt. 5, 10.Coxe1994: 32Blessed are the pure in their hearts: for they shall see God.

Coxe1994: 33Blessed are the peacemakers:Arabic, p. 32 for they shall be called the sons of God.

Coxe1994: 34Blessed are they that were persecuted9 for righteousness’ sake: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Lk. 6, 22a.Mt. 5, 11b.Mt. 5, 12.Coxe1994: 35Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and separate you from them, and persecute you, and reproach you, and shall speak against you with all evil talk, for myCoxe1994: 36 sake, falsely. Then rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets before you.

Lk. 6, 24.Lk. 6, 25.Coxe1994: 37But woe unto you rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Coxe1994: 38Woe unto you that are satisfied! ye shall hunger.

Woe unto you that laugh now! ye shall weep and be sad.

Lk. 6, 26.Coxe1994: 39Woe unto you when men praise you! for so did their fathers use to do to the false prophets.

Lk. 6, 27.Mt. 5, 13.Coxe1994: 40Unto you do I say, ye which hear, Ye are the salt of the earth: if then the salt become tasteless, wherewith shall it be salted? For any purpose it is of no use, butCoxe1994: 41 is thrown outside, and men tread upon it. Ye are the light of the world.Mt. 5, 14.Mt. 5, 15. It isCoxe1994: 42 impossible that a city built on a mountain should be hid. Neither do they light a Edition: current; Page: [57] lamp and place it under a bushel, but on the lamp-stand, and it giveth light to allCoxe1994: 43 who are in the house. So shall1 your light shine before men, that they may seeCoxe1994: 44 your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.Mt. 5, 16.Mk. 4, 22.Mk. 4, 23. There is nothingCoxe1994: 45 secret that shall not be revealed, or hidden that shall not be known. Whoever hath ears that hear, let him hear.

Mt. 5, 17.Mt. 5, 18.Coxe1994: 46Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets; I came not to destroy,Coxe1994: 47 but to complete. Verily I say unto you, Until heaven and earth shall pass, there shall not pass one point or one letter of the law, until all of it shall beCoxe1994: 48 accomplished.Arabic, p. 33 Every one who shall violate now one of these small commandments, and shall teach men so,Mt. 5, 19. shall be called lacking in the kingdom of heaven: every one that shall do and teach shall2 be called great in the kingdomCoxe1994: 49 of heaven. I say unto you now,Mt. 5, 20. unless your righteousness abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Mt. 5, 21.Mt. 5, 22.Coxe1994: 50Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Do not kill; and every one thatCoxe1994: 51 killeth is worthy of the judgement. But I say unto you that every one who is angry with his brother without a cause is worthy of the judgement; and every one that saith to his brother, Thou foul one, is condemned3 by the synagogue; and whosoeverCoxe1994: 52 saith to him, Thou fool, is worthy of the fire of Gehenna.Mt. 5, 23. If thou art now offering thy gift at the altar, and rememberest there that thy brother hath conceivedCoxe1994: 53 against thee any grudge, leave thy gift at the altar,Mt. 5, 24.Mt. 5, 25a.Lk. 12, 58a. and go first and satisfy thyCoxe1994: 54 brother, and then return and offer thy gift. Join4 thine adversary quickly, and while thou art still with him in the way, give a ransom and free thyself from him;Coxe1994: 55 lest thine adversary deliver thee to the judge,Mt. 5, 25c.Mt. 5, 26. and the judge deliver thee to the tax-collector,Coxe1994: 56 and thou fall into prison. And verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt not go out thence until thou payest the last farthing.

Mt. 5, 27.Mt. 5, 28.Coxe1994: 57, 58Ye have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery: but I now say unto you, that every one that looketh at a woman lusting after her hath forthwith alreadyCoxe1994: 59 committed adultery with her in his heart.Mt. 5, 29. If thy right eye injure thee, put it out and cast it from thee;Arabic, p. 34 for it is preferable for thee that one of thyCoxe1994: 60 members should perish, and not thy whole body go into the fire of hell.Mt. 5, 30. And if thy right hand injure thee, cut it off and cast it from thee; and it is better for thee thatCoxe1994: 61 one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body fall into Gehenna.Mt. 5, 31. It was said that he that putteth away his wife should give her a writing of divorcement:Coxe1994: 62 but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife,Mt. 5, 32. except for the cause of adultery, hath made it lawful for5 her to commit adultery: and whosoever taketh one that is put away committeth adultery.

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§ 9Mt. 5, 33.Mt. 5, 34.Mt. 5, 35.Mt. 5, 36.Mt. 5, 37.Coxe1994: 1Ye have heard also that it was said unto the ancients, Lie not, but perform untoCoxe1994: 2 God in thy oaths: but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for itCoxe1994: 3 is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is a footstool under his feet; nor yet byCoxe1994: 4 Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great6 King. Neither shalt thou swear by thyCoxe1994: 5 head, for thou canst not make in it one lock of hair black or white. But your word shall be either Yea or Nay, and what is in excess of this is of the evil one.

Mt. 5, 38.Mt. 5, 39.Coxe1994: 6, 7Ye have heard that it was said, Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth: but I say unto you, Stand not in opposition to the evil;7 but whosoever smiteth thee on thy rightCoxe1994: 8 cheek,8 turn to him also the other. And he that would sue thee,Mt. 5, 40.Mt. 5, 41.Mt. 5, 42.Lk. 6, 30b. and take thy tunic,Coxe1994: 9 leave to him also thy wrapper. And whosoever compelleth thee one mile, go withCoxe1994: 10 him twain. And he that asketh thee, give unto him: and he that would borrow of thee,Arabic, p. 35 prevent him not. And prosecute9 not him that taketh thyCoxe1994: 11 substance. And as ye desire that men should do to you,Lk. 6, 31.Mt. 5, 43.Mt. 5, 44. so do ye also to them.

Coxe1994: 12, 13Ye have heard that it was said, Love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for those that curse you, and deal well Edition: current; Page: [58] with those that hate you, and pray for those who take you with violence and persecuteCoxe1994: 14 you; that ye may be sons of your heavenly Father,Mt. 5, 45. who maketh his sun to rise on the good and the evil, and sendeth down his rain on the righteous and theCoxe1994: 15 unrighteous. If ye love them that love you, what reward shall ye have?Mt. 5, 46.Lk. 6, 32b.Lk. 6, 33.Lk. 6, 34. for the publicansCoxe1994: 16 and sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do a kindness to thoseCoxe1994: 17 who treat you well, where is your superiority? for sinners also do likewise. And if ye lend to him of whom ye hope for a reward,1 where is your superiority? for theCoxe1994: 18 sinners also lend to sinners, seeking recompense from2 them.Lk. 6, 35. But love your enemies, and do good to them, and lend, and cut not off the hope of any man; that your reward may be great, and ye may be the children of the Highest: for he is lenientCoxe1994: 19 towards the wicked and the ungrateful. Be ye merciful, even as your Father also isCoxe1994: 20 merciful. And if ye inquire for the good of your brethren only,Lk. 6, 36.Mt. 5, 47.Mt. 5, 48. what more haveCoxe1994: 21 ye done than others? is not this the conduct of the publicans also? Be ye now3 perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Mt. 6, 1.Mt. 6, 2.Coxe1994: 22Consider your alms; do them not before men to let them see you: and if it be notCoxe1994: 23 so,4 ye have no reward before your Father which is in the heavens. When then thou givest an alms now, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as do the people of hypocrisy, in the synagogues and the marketplaces, that men may praise them. AndCoxe1994: 24 verily say I unto you,Arabic, p. 36 They have received their reward.Mt. 6, 3.Mt. 6, 4. But thou, whenCoxe1994: 25 thou doest alms, let thy left hand not know what thy right hand doeth; that thine alms may be concealed: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Mt. 6, 5.Coxe1994: 26And whenever thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites, who love to stand in the synagogues and in the corners of the marketplaces for prayers, that men may beholdCoxe1994: 27 them. And verily say I unto you. They have received their reward.Mt. 6, 6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and fasten thy door, and pray to thy Father in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.Coxe1994: 28 And whenever ye pray, be not babblers, as the heathen;Mt. 6, 7.Mt. 6, 8.Lk. 11, 1b.Lk. 11, 2a.Mt. 6, 9.Mt. 6, 10.Mt. 6, 11.Mt. 6, 12.Mt. 6, 13.Mt. 6, 14. for they think that by theCoxe1994: 29 abundance of their words they shall be heard. Then be not ye now like unto them;Coxe1994: 30 for your Father knoweth your request before ye ask him. One of his disciples saidCoxe1994: 31 unto him, Our Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. Jesus said untoCoxe1994: 32 them, Thus now pray ye now:5 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thyCoxe1994: 33, 34 name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done,6 as in heaven, so on earth. Give us theCoxe1994: 35 food of to-day. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgave those that trespassedCoxe1994: 36 against us. And bring us not into temptations, but deliver us from the evil one. ForCoxe1994: 37 thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.7 If ye forgive men their wrong-doing,8Arabic, p. 37 your Father which is in heaven will forgive you.

Mt. 6, 15.Mt. 6, 16.Coxe1994: 38But if ye forgive not men, neither will your Father pardon your wrong-doing.

Coxe1994: 39When ye fast, do not frown, as the hypocrites; for they make their faces austere, that they may be seen of9 men that they are fasting. Verily I say unto you, TheyCoxe1994: 40 have received their reward. But when thou fastest,Mt. 6, 17.Mt. 6, 18. wash thy face and anoint thyCoxe1994: 41 head; that thou make not an appearance to men of fasting, but to thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee.

Lk. 12, 32.Lk. 12, 33a.Mt. 6, 19.Mt. 6, 20.Mt. 6, 21.Mt. 6, 22.Mt. 6, 23.Coxe1994: 42Be not agitated, little flock; for your Father hath delighted to give you the kingdom.Coxe1994: 43 Sell your possessions, and give in alms; take to yourselves purses that waxCoxe1994: 44 not old. Lay not up treasure on earth, where moth and worm corrupt, and whereCoxe1994: 45 thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, whereCoxe1994: 46 moth and worm do not corrupt, nor thieves break through nor steal: for where yourCoxe1994: 47 treasure is, there also will your heart be. The lamp of the body is the eye: if then10Coxe1994: 48 thine eye now be sound, thy whole body also shall be light. But if thine eye be evil, all thy body shall be dark. And if the light which is in thee is darkness, howCoxe1994: 49 great is11 thy darkness! Be watchful that the light which is in thee be not darkness.Coxe1994: 50 Because that, if thy whole body is light, and have no part dark,Lk. 11, 35.Lk. 11, 36. it shall all be light, as the lamp giveth light to thee with its flame.

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§ 10Mt. 6, 24.Coxe1994: 1No man can serve two masters; and that because it is necessary that he hate one of them and love the other,Arabic, p. 38 and honour one of them and despise theCoxe1994: 2 other. Ye cannot serve God and possessions.Mt. 6, 25. And because of this I say unto you, Be not anxious for yourselves,1 what ye shall eat and what ye shall drink; neither for your bodies, what ye shall put on. Is not the life better than the food, and the bodyCoxe1994: 3 than the raiment? Consider the birds of the heaven, which sow not, nor reap, nor store in barns; and yet your Father which is in heaven feedeth them.Mt. 6, 26. Are not yeCoxe1994: 4 better than they? Who of you when he trieth is able to add to his stature oneCoxe1994: 5 cubit? If then ye are not able for a small thing,Mt. 6, 27.Lk. 12, 26.Mt. 6, 28.Mt. 6, 29. why are ye anxious about theCoxe1994: 6, 7 rest? Consider the wild lily, how it grows, although it toils not, nor spins; and I say unto you that Solomon in the greatness of his glory was not clothed like one ofCoxe1994: 8 them. And if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrowCoxe1994: 9 is cast2 into the oven, how much more shall be unto you, O ye of little faith!Mt. 6, 30.Mt. 6, 31. Be not anxious, so as to say, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, WithCoxe1994: 10 what shall we be clothed? Neither let your minds be perplexed in this:Lk. 12, 29b.Mt. 6, 32. all these things the nations of the world seek; and your Father which is in heaven knowethCoxe1994: 11 your need of all these things. Seek ye first the kingdom of God,Mt. 6, 33.Mt. 6, 34. and his righteousness;Coxe1994: 12 and all these shall come to you as something additional for you. Be not anxious for the morrow; for the morrow shall be anxious for what belongs to it.Arabic, p. 39 Sufficient unto the day is its evil.

Mt. 7, 1.Lk. 6, 37b.Lk. 6, 38.Coxe1994: 13Judge not, that ye be not judged: condemn3 not, that ye be not condemned:Coxe1994: 14 forgive, and it shall be forgiven you: release, and ye shall be released: give, that ye may be given unto; with good measure, abundant, full, they shall thrust4 into yourCoxe1994: 15 bosoms. With what measure ye measure it shall be measured to you.Mk. 4, 24b. See to it what ye hear: with what measure ye measure it shall be measured to you; and yeCoxe1994: 16 shall be given more. I say unto those that hear,Mk. 4, 25. He that hath shall be given unto; and he that hath not, that which he regards5 as his shall be taken from him.

Lk. 6, 39.Lk. 6, 40.Lk. 6, 41.Coxe1994: 17And he spake unto them a parable, Can a blind man haply guide a blind man?Coxe1994: 18 shall6 they not both fall into a hollow? A disciple is not better than his master;Coxe1994: 19 every perfect man shall be as his master. Why lookest thou at the mote which is in the eye of thy brother, but considerest not the column that is in thine own eye?Coxe1994: 20 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, I will take out the mote from thine eye; and the column which is in thine eye thou seest not?Lk. 6, 42. Thou hypocrite, take out first the column from thine eye; and then shalt thou see to take out the mote from the eye of thy brother.

Mt. 7, 6.Coxe1994: 21Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them with their feet, and return and wound you.

Lk. 11, 5.Lk. 11, 6.Lk. 11, 7.Coxe1994: 22And he said unto them, Who of you, that hath a friend, goeth to him at midnight,Coxe1994: 23 and saith unto him, My friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend hath comeCoxe1994: 24 to me from a journey, and I have nothing to offer to him: and that friend shall answer him from within, and say unto him, Trouble me not; for the door is shut,Arabic, p. 40 and my children are with me in bed, and I cannot rise and give thee?Coxe1994: 25 And verily I say unto you, If he will not give him because of friendship, yet becauseCoxe1994: 26 of his importunity he will rise and give him what he seeketh.Lk. 11, 8.Lk. 11, 9. And I also say unto you, Ask, and ye shall be given unto; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall beCoxe1994: 27 opened unto you. Every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, andCoxe1994: 28 he that knocketh, it shall be opened to him.Lk. 11, 10.Lk. 11, 11. What father of you, shall his son ask for bread—will he, think you, give him a stone?7 and if he ask of him a fish, will he,Coxe1994: 29 think you, instead of the fish give him a serpent?Lk. 11, 12. and if he ask him for an egg, will Edition: current; Page: [60] Coxe1994: 30he, think you, extend to him a scorpion? If ye then, although being evil,Lk. 11, 13. know the gifts which are good, and give them to your children, how much more shall yourCoxe1994: 31 Father which is in heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?Mt. 7, 12. Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: this is the law and the prophets.

Mt. 7, 13.Mt. 7, 14.Coxe1994: 32Enter1 ye by the narrow gate; for the wide gate and the broad way lead to destruction,Coxe1994: 33 and many they be which go therein. How narrow is the gate and straitened the way leading to life! and few be they that find it.

Mt. 7, 15.Mt. 7, 16a.Lk. 6, 44.Coxe1994: 34Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s2 clothing, while withinCoxe1994: 35 they are ravening wolves. But by their fruits ye shall know them. For every tree is known by its fruit. For figs are not gathered3 of thorns, neither are grapes plucked ofCoxe1994: 36 briers. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but the evil tree bringethCoxe1994: 37 forth evil fruit.Arabic, p. 41 The good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,Mt. 7, 17.Mt. 7, 18.Lk. 6, 45. neither can theCoxe1994: 38 evil tree bring forth good fruit. The good man from the good treasures that are in his heart bringeth forth good things; and the evil man from the evil treasures that are in his heart bringeth forth evil things: and from the overflowings of theCoxe1994: 39 heart the lips speak. Every tree that beareth not good fruit is cut down and castCoxe1994: 40, 41 into the fire. Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.Mt. 7, 19.Mt. 7, 20.Mt. 7, 21. Not all that say unto me, My Lord, my Lord, shall enter the kingdom of the heavens; but he that doethCoxe1994: 42 the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many shall say unto me in that day, My Lord, my Lord, did we not prophesy in thy name,Mt. 7, 22. and in thy name cast outCoxe1994: 43 devils, and in thy name do many powers?Mt. 7, 23.Lk. 6, 47.Lk. 6, 48. Then shall I say unto them, I neverCoxe1994: 44 knew you: depart from me, ye servants of iniquity. Every man that cometh untoCoxe1994: 45 me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to what he is like: he is like the wise man which built a house, and digged and went deep, and laid theCoxe1994: 46 foundations on a rock: and the rain came down, and the rivers overflowed,Mt. 7, 25. and the winds blew, and shook that house, and it fell not: for its foundation was laid onCoxe1994: 47 rocks. And every one that heareth these my words, and doeth them not, is likeCoxe1994: 48 the foolish man which built his house on sand, without foundation:Mt. 7, 26.Mt. 7, 27. and the rain descended, and the rivers overflowed, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house, and it fell: and the fall of it was great.

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§ 11Mt. 7, 28.Mt. 7, 29.Coxe1994: 1And when Jesus finished these sayings, the multitudes were astonishedCoxe1994: 2 at his teaching; and that because he was teaching them as one having authority,Arabic, p. 42 not as their scribes and the Pharisees.

Mt. 8, 1.Mt. 8, 5a.Lk. 7, 2.Lk. 7, 3.Mt. 8, 5b.Mt. 8, 6.Lk. 7, 4b.Lk. 7, 5.Mt. 8, 7.Mt. 8, 8.Coxe1994: 3And when he descended from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

Coxe1994: 4And when Jesus entered Capernaum, the servant of one of the chiefs was in anCoxe1994: 5 evil case, and he was precious to him, and he was at the point of death. And heCoxe1994: 6 heard of Jesus, and came to him with the elders of the Jews; and he besought him, and said, My Lord, my boy is laid in the house paralysed,4 and he is suffering grievousCoxe1994: 7 torment. And the elders urgently requested of him, and said, He is worthy thatCoxe1994: 8 this should be done unto him: for he loveth our people, and he also built the synagogueCoxe1994: 9, 10 for us. Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him. That chief answered and said, My Lord, I am not worthy that my roof should shade thee; but it sufficethCoxe1994: 11 that thou speak a word, and my lad shall be healed.Lk. 7, 8. And I also am a man in obedience to authority, having under my hand soldiers:5 and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant that he do this,Coxe1994: 12 and he doeth it. And when Jesus heard that, he marvelled at him,6 and turned and said unto the multitude that were coming with him, Verily I say unto you,Lk. 7, 9a.Mt. 8, 10b.Mt. 8, 11. I haveCoxe1994: 13 not found in Israel the like of this faith. I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west,Arabic, p. 43 and shall recline with Abraham and Isaac and JacobCoxe1994: 14 in the kingdom of heaven:Mt. 8, 12. but the children of the kingdom shall be cast Edition: current; Page: [61] Coxe1994: 15forth into the outer darkness: and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.Mt. 8, 13. And Jesus said to that chief, Go thy way; as thou hast believed, so shall it be unto thee.Coxe1994: 16 And his lad was healed in that hour.Lk. 7, 10. And that chief returned to the house and found that sick servant healed.

Lk. 7, 11.Lk. 7, 12.Coxe1994: 17And the day after, he was going to a city called Nain, and his disciples with him,Coxe1994: 18 and a great multitude. And when he was come near the gate of the city, he saw a crowd1 accompanying one that was dead, the only son of his mother; and his mother was a widow: and there was with her a great multitude of the people of theCoxe1994: 19 city. And when Jesus saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her,Lk. 7, 13.Lk. 7, 14.Lk. 7, 15.Lk. 7, 16. WeepCoxe1994: 20 not. And he went and advanced to the bier, and the bearers of it stood still; andCoxe1994: 21 he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And that dead man sat up and beganCoxe1994: 22 to speak; and he gave him to his mother. And fear came on all the people: and they praised God, and said, There hath risen among us a great prophet: and, GodCoxe1994: 23 hath had regard to his people.Lk. 7, 17. And this news concerning him spread in all Judæa, and in all the region which was about them.

Mt. 8, 18.Lk. 9, 57a.Mt. 8, 19.Coxe1994: 24And when Jesus saw great multitudes surrounding him, he commanded them toCoxe1994: 25 depart to the other side. And while they were going in the way, there came one of the scribes and said unto him, My Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thouCoxe1994: 26 goest. Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven haveMt. 8, 20.Lk. 9, 59.Coxe1994: 27 nests; but the Son of man hath not a place in which to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. And he said unto him, My Lord, suffer me first to go andCoxe1994: 28 bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their dead;Lk. 9, 60.Lk. 9, 61. but thou,Coxe1994: 29 follow me and preach the kingdom of God. And another said unto him, I will follow thee, my Lord;Arabic, p. 44 but first suffer me to go and salute my household andCoxe1994: 30 come. Jesus said unto him,Lk. 9, 62. There is no one who putteth his hand to the plough2 and looketh behind him, and yet is fit for the kingdom of God.

Mk. 4, 35.Lk. 8, 22d.Mk. 4, 36a.Lk. 8, 22b.Mk. 4, 36c.Mt. 8, 24a.Lk. 8, 23c.Mk. 4, 38a.Mt. 8, 25.Lk. 8, 24b.Mk. 4, 39b.Mk. 4, 40.Lk. 8, 25b.Coxe1994: 31And he said to them on that day in the evening, Let us go over to the other sideCoxe1994: 32 of the lake; and he left3 the multitudes. And Jesus went up and sat in the ship,Coxe1994: 33 he and his disciples, and there were with them other ships. And there occurred on the sea a great tempest4 of whirlwind and wind, and the ship was on the point ofCoxe1994: 34 sinking from the greatness5 of the waves. But Jesus was sleeping on a cushion in the stern of the ship; and his disciples came and awoke him, and said unto him, OurCoxe1994: 35 Lord, save us; lo, we perish. And he rose, and rebuked the winds and the turbulence of the water, and said to the sea, Be still, for thou art rebuked; and the windCoxe1994: 36 was still, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye thusCoxe1994: 37 afraid? and why have ye no faith? And they feared greatly.6 And they marvelled, and said one to another, Who, think you, is this, who commandeth also the wind and the waves and the sea, and they obey him?

Lk. 8, 26.Lk. 8, 27a.Mk. 5, 2b.Lk. 8, 27c.Mk. 5, 3b.Mk. 5, 4a.Lk. 8, 29c.Mk. 5, 4b, 5a.Coxe1994: 38And they departed and came to the country of the Gadarenes, which is on theCoxe1994: 39 other side, opposite the land of Galilee. And when he went out of the ship to the land, there met him from among the tombs a man who had a devil for a long time,Coxe1994: 40 and wore no clothes, neither dwelt in a house, but among the tombs. And no man was able to bind him with chains,Arabic, p. 45 because any time that he was bound with chainsCoxe1994: 41 and fetters he cut the chains and loosened the fetters; and he was snatched7Coxe1994: 42 away of the devil into the desert, and no man was able to quiet him; and at all times, in the night and in the day, he would be among the tombs and in the mountains; and no man was able to pass by that way;Mt. 8, 28b.Mk. 5, 5b.Mk. 5, 6.Mk. 5, 7a.Lk. 8, 28b.Mk. 5, 7c.Lk. 8, 29a. and he would cry out and wound himselfCoxe1994: 43 with stones. And when he saw Jesus at a distance, he hastened and worshippedCoxe1994: 44 him, and cried with a loud voice and said, What have we to do with thee, Jesus,Coxe1994: 45 Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, torment me not. And Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man: and he had suffered8 a longCoxe1994: 46 time since the time when he came into captivity to it. And Jesus asked him,Lk. 8, 30. What is thy name? He said unto him, Legion; for there had entered into him manyCoxe1994: 47 devils. And they besought him that he would not command them to depart intoCoxe1994: 48 the depths. And there was there a herd of many swine,Lk. 8, 31.Lk. 8, 32. feeding in the mountain, Edition: current; Page: [62] and those devils besought him to give them leave to enter the swine; and he gaveCoxe1994: 49 them leave. And the devils went out of the man and entered into the swine.Lk. 8, 33.Mk. 5, 13b. And that herd hastened to the summit and fell down into the midst of the sea, about twoCoxe1994: 50 thousand, and they were choked in the water. And when the keepers saw whatCoxe1994: 51 happened, they fled, and told those in the cities and villages.Lk. 8, 34.Lk. 8, 35. And the people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man whose devils had gone out, clothed, modest,1 seated at the feet of Jesus; and theyCoxe1994: 52 feared.Arabic, p. 46 And they reported what they saw,Lk. 8, 36.Mk. 5, 16b. and how the man was healed who had a devil, and concerning those swine also.

SECTION XII.

§ 12Lk. 8, 37a.Coxe1994: 1And all the multitude of the Gadarenes entreated him to depart from them, because that great fear took hold upon them.

Mt. 9, 1.Lk. 8, 38.Coxe1994: 2, 3But Jesus went up into the ship, and crossed, and came to his city. And that man from whom the devils went out entreated that he might stay with him; butCoxe1994: 4 Jesus sent him away, and said unto him, Return to thy house,Lk. 8, 39a.Mk. 5, 20. and make known whatCoxe1994: 5 God hath done for thee. And he went, and began to publish in Decapolis2 what Jesus had done for him; and they all marvelled.

Mk. 5, 21a.Lk. 8, 40b.Lk. 8, 41a.Mk. 5, 23a.Mt. 9, 18b.Mt. 9, 19.Mk. 5, 24b.Mk. 5, 25.Mk. 5, 26.Coxe1994: 6And when Jesus had crossed in the ship to that side, a great multitude receivedCoxe1994: 7 him; and they were all looking for him. And a man named Jaïrus, the chief of theCoxe1994: 8 synagogue, fell before the feet of Jesus, and besought him much, and said unto him, I have an only daughter, and she is come nigh unto death; but come and lay thyCoxe1994: 9 hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus rose, and his disciples, and they followedCoxe1994: 10 him. And there joined him a great multitude, and they pressed him.

Coxe1994: 11, 12And a woman, which had a flow of blood for twelve years, had suffered much of many physicians, and spent all that she had, and was not benefited at all, but herCoxe1994: 13 trouble increased further. And when she heard of Jesus,Mk. 5, 27.Mk. 5, 28.Mk. 5, 29. she came in the thronging ofCoxe1994: 14 the crowd behind him, and touched3 his garments; and she thought withinCoxe1994: 15 herself, If I could reach to touch his garments, I should live.Arabic, p. 47 And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried; and she felt in her body that she was healedCoxe1994: 16 of her plague. And Jesus straightway knew within himself that power had gone out of him; and he turned to the crowd, and said,Mk. 5, 30. Who approached unto my garments?Coxe1994: 17 And on their denying, all of them, Simon Cephas and those with him said unto him, Our Master, the multitudes throng thee and press thee,Lk. 8, 45b. and sayest thou, Who approachedCoxe1994: 18 unto me? And he said, Some one approached unto me;Lk. 8, 46.Lk. 8, 47a.Mk. 5, 33b.Lk. 8, 47c. and I knew thatCoxe1994: 19 power went forth from me. And that woman, when she saw that she was not hidCoxe1994: 20 from him, came fearing and agitated (for she knew what had happened to her), and fell down and worshipped him, and told, in the presence of all the people, for whatCoxe1994: 21 reason she touched him, and how she was healed immediately.Lk. 8, 48. And Jesus said unto her, Be of good courage, daughter; thy faith hath made thee alive; depart in peace, and be whole from thy plague.Mk. 5, 34b.Lk. 8, 49.

Coxe1994: 22And while he was yet speaking, there came a man from the house of the chief of the synagogue, and said unto him, Thy daughter hath died; so trouble not theCoxe1994: 23 teacher. But Jesus heard, and said unto the father of the maid, Fear not:Lk. 8, 50.Mk. 5, 37.Mk. 5, 38. but believeCoxe1994: 24 only, and she shall live. And he suffered no man to go with him, exceptCoxe1994: 25 Simon Cephas, and James, and John the brother of James. And they reached the house of the chief of the synagogue; and he saw them agitated, weeping and wailing.Coxe1994: 26 And he entered, and said unto them, Why are ye agitated and weeping?Mk. 5, 39.Lk. 8, 53.Mk. 5, 40b. theCoxe1994: 27 maid hath not died, but she is sleeping. And they laughed at him, forCoxe1994: 28 they knew that she had died.Arabic, p. 48 And he put every man forth without, and took the father of the maid, and her mother, and Simon, and James, and John, andCoxe1994: 29 entered into the place where the maid was laid.Mk. 5, 41.Lk. 8, 55a.Mk. 5, 42b.Lk. 8, 55b.Lk. 8, 56. And he took hold of the hand of the maid, and said unto her, Maid, arise. And her spirit returned, and straightwayCoxe1994: 30 she arose and walked: and she was about twelve years of age. And he commandedCoxe1994: 31 that there should be given to her something to eat. And her father wondered greatly: Edition: current; Page: [63] Coxe1994: 32and he warned them that they should tell no man what had happened.Mt. 9, 26. And this report spread in all that land.

Mt. 9, 27.Mt. 9, 28.Coxe1994: 33And when Jesus crossed over from there, there joined him two blind men, cryingCoxe1994: 34 out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David. And when he came to the house, those two blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, Believe yeCoxe1994: 35 that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, our Lord.Mt. 9, 29.Mt. 9, 30. Then he touched1Coxe1994: 36 their eyes, and said, As ye have believed, it shall be unto you. And immediately their eyes were opened. And Jesus forbade them, and said, See that no man know.Coxe1994: 37 But they went out and published the news in all that land.Mt. 9, 31.Mt. 9, 32.Mt. 9, 33.

Coxe1994: 38And when Jesus went out, they brought to him a dumb man having a devil.Coxe1994: 39 And on the going out of the devil that dumb man spake. And the multitudes marvelled, and said, It was never so seen in Israel.

Mt. 9, 35.Coxe1994: 40And Jesus was going about in all the cities and in the villages, and teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every diseaseCoxe1994: 41 and sickness;Arabic, p. 49 and many followed him. And when Jesus saw the multitudes,Mt. 9, 36. he had compassion on them, for they were wearied and scattered,2 as sheepCoxe1994: 42 that have no shepherd. And he called his twelve disciples, and gave them power andCoxe1994: 43 much authority over all devils and diseases; and sent them two and two,Mt. 10, 1a.Lk. 9, 1b.Lk. 9, 2.Mt. 10, 5. that theyCoxe1994: 44 might proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he charged them, and said, Walk not in the way of the heathen, nor enter into the cities of the Samaritans.3Coxe1994: 45, 46 Go especially unto the sheep that are lost of the sons of Israel.Mt. 10, 6.Mt. 10, 7.Mt. 10, 8. AndCoxe1994: 47 when ye go, proclaim and say, The kingdom of heaven is come near. And heal the sick, and cleanse the lepers, and cast out the devils: freely ye have received, freelyCoxe1994: 48, 49 give. Get you not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;Mt. 10, 9 f.Mk. 6, 8b.Lk. 9, 3.Mt. 10, 10c.Mk. 6, 9a.Mt. 10, 10d.Mt. 10, 11.Mt. 10, 12.Mt. 10, 13. and take nothing for the way, except a staff only; nor bag, nor bread; neither shall ye have two tunics,Coxe1994: 50 nor shoes, nor staff, but be shod with sandals; for the labourer is worthy of his food.Coxe1994: 51 And whatever city or village ye enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and there be untilCoxe1994: 52, 53 ye go out. And when ye enter into the house, ask for the peace of the house: and if the house is worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it is not worthy, yourCoxe1994: 54 peace shall return unto you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your sayings, when ye go out from that house, or from that village,Mt. 10, 14a.Mk. 6, 11b.Mt. 10, 15. shake off the dustCoxe1994: 55 that is under your feet against them for a testimony. And verily I say unto you,Arabic, p. 50 To the land of Sodom and Gomorrah there shall be rest in the day of judgement, rather than to that city.

SECTION XIII.

§ 13Mt. 10, 16.Mt. 10, 17.Mt. 10, 18.Coxe1994: 1I am sending you as lambs among wolves: be ye now wise as serpents, andCoxe1994: 2 harmless4 as doves. Beware of men: they shall deliver you to the councils of theCoxe1994: 3 magistrates, and scourge you in their synagogues; and shall bring you before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and against the nations.Coxe1994: 4 And when they deliver you up, be not5 anxious, nor consider beforehand,Mt. 10, 19.Mt. 10, 20.Mt. 10, 21. what yeCoxe1994: 5 shall say; but ye shall be given6 in that hour what ye ought to speak. Ye do notCoxe1994: 6 speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaketh in you. The brother shall deliver up his brother to death, and the father his son; and the sons shall rise against theirCoxe1994: 7 parents, and put them to death. And ye shall be hated of every man because ofCoxe1994: 8 my name; but he that endureth unto the end of the matter shall be saved.7Mt. 10, 22.Mt. 10, 23. When they expel you from this city, flee to another. Verily I say unto you, Ye shall not finish all the cities of the people of Israel, until the Son of man come.

Mt. 10, 24.Mt. 10, 25.Coxe1994: 9, 10A disciple is not superior to his lord, nor a servant to his master. For it is enough then for the disciple that he be as his lord, and the servant as his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more the people Edition: current; Page: [64] Mt. 10, 26.Mt. 10, 27a.Lk. 12, 3b.Lk. 12, 4a.Mt. 10, 28b.Coxe1994: 11of his house! Fear them not therefore:1 for there is nothing covered, that shallCoxe1994: 12 not be revealed; nor hid, that shall not be disclosed and published. What I say unto you in the darkness, speak ye in the light;Arabic, p. 51 and what ye have toldCoxe1994: 13 secretly in the ears in closets, let it be proclaimed on the housetops. I say unto you now, my beloved, Be not agitated at2 those who kill the body, but have no power toCoxe1994: 14 kill the soul. I will inform you whom ye shall fear:Lk. 12, 5.Mt. 10, 29. him3 which is able to destroyCoxe1994: 15 soul and body in hell. Yea, I say unto you, Be afraid of him especially. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing in a bond?4 and one of them shall not fall on theCoxe1994: 16 ground without your Father. But what concerns you:Mt. 10, 30.Mt. 10, 31.Mt. 10, 32. even the hair of your headsCoxe1994: 17, 18 also is numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are better than many sparrows. Every man who confesseth me now before men, I also will confess him before my FatherCoxe1994: 19 which is in heaven; but whosoever denieth me before men,Mt. 10, 33. I also will deny him before my Father which is in heaven.

Coxe1994: 20Think ye that I am come to cast peace into the earth? I came not to cast peace,Lk. 12, 51.Lk. 12, 52.Lk. 12, 53.Coxe1994: 21 but to cast dissension. Henceforth there shall be five in one house, three of themCoxe1994: 22 disagreeing with two, and the two with the three. The father shall become hostile to his son, and the son to his father; and the mother to her daughter, and the daughter to her mother; and the mother in law to her daughter in law, and the daughterCoxe1994: 23 in law to her mother in law: and a man’s enemies shall be the people of his house.Mt. 10, 36.Mt. 10, 37.Coxe1994: 24 Whosoever loveth father or mother better than me is not worthy of me; and whosoever loveth son or daughter more than his love of me is not worthy of me.Arabic, p. 52Coxe1994: 25 And every one that doth not take his cross and follow me is not worthy ofCoxe1994: 26 me. Whosoever findeth his life5 shall lose it; and whosoever loseth his life5 for my sake shall find it.Mt. 10, 38.Mt. 10, 39.

Mt. 10, 40.Mt. 10, 41.Coxe1994: 27And whosoever receiveth you receiveth me; and whosoever receiveth me receivethCoxe1994: 28 him that sent me. And whosoever receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall take6 a prophet’s reward; and whosoever shall receive a righteous manCoxe1994: 29 in the name of a righteous man shall take6 a righteous man’s reward.Mt. 10, 42a. And every one that shall give to drink to one of these least ones a drink of water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.Mk. 9, 41b.Mt. 11, 1.Lk. 10, 38.

Coxe1994: 30And when Jesus finished charging his twelve disciples, he removed thence toCoxe1994: 31 teach and preach in their cities. And while they were going in the way they entered into a certain village; and a woman named Martha entertained him in her house.Coxe1994: 32 And she had a sister named Mary, and she came and sat at the feet of our Lord,Lk. 10, 39.Lk. 10, 40.Coxe1994: 33 and heard his sayings. But Martha was disquieted by much serving; and she came and said unto him, My Lord, givest thou no heed that my sister left me alone toCoxe1994: 34 serve? speak to her that she help me. Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha,Lk. 10, 41.Lk. 10, 42.Coxe1994: 35 Martha, thou art solicitous and impatient7 on account of many things: but what is sought is one thing. But Mary hath chosen for herself a good portion, and that which shall not be taken from her.

Mk. 6, 12.Mk. 6, 13.Lk. 7, 18.Mt. 11, 2a.Lk. 7, 19.Coxe1994: 36And the apostles went forth, and preached to the people that they might repent.Coxe1994: 37 And they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick with oil, and healed them.Coxe1994: 38, 39 And the disciples of John told him8 of all these things. And when John heard in the prison of the doings of the Messiah,Arabic, p. 53 he called two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus, and said, Art thou he that cometh, or look we forCoxe1994: 40 another? And they came to Jesus, and said unto him, John the Baptist hath sentCoxe1994: 41 us unto thee, and said, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?Lk. 7, 20.Lk. 7, 21. And in that hour he cured many of diseases, and of plagues of an evil spirit; and he gave sightCoxe1994: 42 to many blind. Jesus answered and said unto them,Lk. 7, 22. Go and tell John everything ye have seen and heard: the blind see, and the lame walk, and the lepers are cleansed, and the blind9 hear, and the dead rise, and the poor have the gospel preached toCoxe1994: 43 them. And blessed is he who doubteth not in me.Lk. 7, 23.

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Lk. 7, 24.Coxe1994: 44And when John’s disciples departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken with theCoxe1994: 45 winds? And if not, then what went ye out to see?Lk. 7, 25. a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that are in magnificent garments and in voluptuousness are in the abodeCoxe1994: 46 of kings. And if not, then what went ye out to see? a prophet?Lk. 7, 26.Lk. 7, 27. Yea, I say untoCoxe1994: 47 you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written,

  • I am sending my messenger before thy face
  • To prepare the way before thee.

SECTION XIV.

§ 14Mt. 11, 11.Coxe1994: 1Verily I say unto you, There hath not arisen among those whom women have borne a greater than John the Baptist; but he that is little now in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Arabic, p. 54Coxe1994: 2And all the people which heard, and the publicans, justified1 God, forCoxe1994: 3 they had been baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and the scribes wronged2 the purpose of God in themselves,Lk. 7, 29.Lk. 7, 30. in that they were not baptized ofCoxe1994: 4 him.Mt. 11, 12a. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven isCoxe1994: 5 snatched away by violence. The law and the prophets were until John; and after that,Lk. 16, 16. the kingdom of God is preached, and all press to enter it:Mt. 11, 12b.Mt. 11, 13.Mt. 11, 14.Mt. 11, 15. and they that exert themselvesCoxe1994: 6, 7 snatch it away. All the prophets and the law until John prophesied. And if yeCoxe1994: 8 will, then receive it, that he is Elijah, which is to come. Whosoever hath ears that hearCoxe1994: 9 let him hear. Easier is the perishing of heaven and earth,Lk. 16, 17. than the passing away ofCoxe1994: 10 one point of the law.Lk. 7, 31b. To whom then shall I liken the people of this generation,3 andCoxe1994: 11 to whom are they like?Lk. 7, 32. They are like the children sitting in the market, which call to their companions, and say, We sang to you, and ye danced not; we wailed to you,Coxe1994: 12 and ye wept not. John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine;Lk. 7, 33.Coxe1994: 13 and ye said, He hath demons: and the Son of man came eating and drinking;Lk. 7, 34. and ye said, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drinker of wine,Lk. 7, 35.Mk. 3, 20.4 and an associate of publicansCoxe1994: 14, 15 and sinners! And wisdom was justified of all her children. And when he said that, they came to the house. And there gathered unto him again multitudes,Coxe1994: 16 so that they found not bread to eat.Lk. 11, 14. And while he was casting out a devil which was dumb, when he cast out that devil, that dumb man spake.Arabic, p. 55 And the multitudesCoxe1994: 17 marvelled. And the Pharisees, when they heard, said,Mt. 12, 24. This man doth not cast out the devils, except by Beelzebul the chief of the demons, which is in him.Coxe1994: 18, 19 And others requested of him a sign from heaven, to tempt him.Lk. 11, 16.Mt. 12, 25. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them in parables, Every kingdom that withstandeth itself shall become desolate; and every house or city that disagreeth with itself shall notCoxe1994: 20 stand: and if a devil cast out a devil, he withstandeth himself;Mt. 12, 26a.Mk. 3, 26b.Mt. 12, 26b.Lk. 11, 18b.Mt. 12, 27. neither shall he beCoxe1994: 21 able to stand, but his end shall be. Then how now shall his kingdom stand? for yeCoxe1994: 22 said that I cast out devils by Beelzebul. And if I by Beelzebul cast out the devils, then your children, by what do they cast them out? And for this cause they shallCoxe1994: 23 be judges against you. But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils,Mt. 12, 28.Mt. 12, 29. then the kingdomCoxe1994: 24 of God is come near unto you. Or how can a man enter into the house of a valiant man, and seize his garments,5 if he do not beforehand secure himself6 fromCoxe1994: 25 that valiant man? and then will he cut off7 his house.Lk. 11, 21.Lk. 11, 22. But when the valiant man isCoxe1994: 26 armed, guarding his house, his possessions are in peace. But if one come who is more valiant than he, he overcometh him, and taketh his whole armour, on whichCoxe1994: 27 he relieth, and divideth his spoil. Whosoever is not with me is against me;Lk. 11, 23.Mk. 3, 28. andCoxe1994: 28 whosoever gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. For this reason I say unto you, that all sins and blasphemies with which men blaspheme shall be forgivenCoxe1994: 29 them:Arabic, p. 56 but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, there is noCoxe1994: 30 forgiveness for him for ever, but he is deserving of eternal punishment:Mk. 3, 29.Mk. 3, 30. because they Edition: current; Page: [66] Coxe1994: 31said that he had an unclean spirit. And he said also,Mt. 12, 32. Every one that speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world,Mt. 12, 33.Mt. 12, 34. nor in the world toCoxe1994: 32 come. Either ye must make a good tree1 and its fruit good; or ye must make an evilCoxe1994: 33 tree2 and its fruit evil: for the tree is known by its fruit. Ye children of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? from the overflowings of the heart the mouthCoxe1994: 34 speaketh.Lk. 6, 45a. The good man from the good treasures which are in his heart bringeth forth good things; and the wicked man from the evil treasures which are in hisCoxe1994: 35 heart bringeth forth evils. I say unto you,Mt. 12, 36.Mt. 12, 37. that every idle word which men shallCoxe1994: 36 speak, they shall give an answer for in the day of judgement: for by thy sayings thou shalt be justified, and by thy sayings thou shalt be judged.

Lk. 12, 54.Lk. 12, 55.Mt. 16, 2b.Coxe1994: 37And he said to the multitudes, When ye see the clouds appear from the west,Coxe1994: 38 straightway ye say that there cometh rain; and so it cometh to pass. And whenCoxe1994: 39 the south wind bloweth, ye say that there will be heat; and it cometh to pass. And when the evening is come, ye say, It will be fair weather, for the heaven has becomeCoxe1994: 40 red.Mt. 16, 3.Mt. 16, 4.3 And in the morning ye say, To-day there will be severe weather, for the redness of the heaven is paling. Ye hypocrites, ye know to examine the face of the heaven and the earth; but the signs of this time ye know not to discern.Arabic, p. 57

Coxe1994: 41Then they brought to him one possessed of a demon, dumb and blind;Mt. 12, 22.Mt. 12, 23. and heCoxe1994: 42 healed him, so that the dumb and blind began to speak and see. And all the multitudes wondered, and said, Is this, think you, the son of David?

Mk. 6, 30.Mk. 6, 31.Coxe1994: 43And the apostles returned unto Jesus, and told him everything that they hadCoxe1994: 44 done and wrought.4 And he said unto them, Come, let us go into the desert alone, and rest ye a little. And many were going and returning, and they had not leisure, not even to eat bread.

Lk. 7, 36.Coxe1994: 45And after that, there came to him one of the Pharisees, and besought him that he would eat bread with him. And he entered into the house of that Pharisee, andCoxe1994: 46 reclined. And there was in that city a woman that was a sinner;Lk. 7, 37. and when she knew that he was sitting in the house of that Pharisee, she took a box of sweet ointment,Coxe1994: 47 and stood behind him, towards his feet, weeping,Lk. 7, 38. and began to wet his feet with her tears, and to wipe them with the hair of her head, and to kiss his feet, andCoxe1994: 48 anoint them with the sweet ointment. And when that5 Pharisee saw it,Lk. 7, 39. who invited him, he thought within himself, and said, This man, if he were a prophet, would know who she is and what is her history: for the woman which touched him was a sinner.

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§ 15Lk. 7, 40.Lk. 7, 41.Coxe1994: 1Jesus answered and said unto him, Simon, I have something to say unto thee. AndCoxe1994: 2 he said unto him, Say on, my Master. Jesus said unto him, There were two debtors to one creditor;Arabic, p. 58 and one of them owed five hundred pence, and the otherCoxe1994: 3 owed fifty pence. And because they had not wherewith to pay, he forgaveCoxe1994: 4 them both. Which of them ought to love him more? Simon answered and said,Lk. 7, 42.Lk. 7, 43. I suppose, he to whom he forgave most. Jesus said unto him, Thou hast judged rightly.Lk. 7, 44.Coxe1994: 5 And he turned to that woman, and said to Simon, Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy dwelling, and thou gavest me not water to wash my feet: but thisCoxe1994: 6 woman hath bathed6 my feet with her tears, and dried them with her hair.Lk. 7, 45. And thou kissedst me not: but this woman, since she7 entered, hath not ceased to kiss myCoxe1994: 7 feet. And thou anointedst not my head with oil:8Lk. 7, 46.Lk. 7, 47. but this woman hath anointedCoxe1994: 8 my feet with sweet ointment.8 And for this, I say unto thee, Her many sins are forgiven her, because she loved much; for he to whom little is forgiven loveth little.Lk. 7, 48.Lk. 7, 49.Lk. 7, 50.Coxe1994: 9, 10 And he said unto that woman, Thy sins are forgiven thee. And those that were invitedCoxe1994: 11 began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And Jesus said to that woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

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Jo. 2, 23b.Jo. 2, 24.Jo. 2, 25.Coxe1994: 12And many believed in him when they saw the signs which he was doing.Coxe1994: 13, 14 But Jesus did not trust1 himself to them, for he knew every man, and he needed not any man to testify to him concerning every man; for he knew what was in man.

Lk. 10, 1.Coxe1994: 15And after that, Jesus set apart from his disciples other seventy, and sent them two and two before his face to every region and city whither he was purposing toCoxe1994: 16 go. And he said unto them, The harvest is abundant, and the labourers are few:Lk. 10, 2.Lk. 10, 3.Lk. 10, 4.Lk. 10, 5.Lk. 10, 6.Lk. 10, 7.Coxe1994: 17 entreat now the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest. GoCoxe1994: 18 ye: and lo, I am sending you as lambs among wolves. Take not with youCoxe1994: 19 purses, nor a wallet, nor shoes; neither salute any man in the way. AndCoxe1994: 20 whatsoever house ye enter,Arabic, p. 59 first salute that house: and if there be there a son of peace,Coxe1994: 21 let your peace rest upon him; but if there be not, your peace shall return to you. And be ye in that house eating and drinking what they have:2 for the labourer is worthy ofCoxe1994: 22 his hire. And remove not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter,Lk. 10, 8.Lk. 10, 9.Lk. 10, 10.Coxe1994: 23 and they receive you, eat what is presented to you: and heal the sick that areCoxe1994: 24 therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come near unto you. But whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into the market, and say,Coxe1994: 25 Even the dust that clave to our feet from your city, we shake off against you;Lk. 10, 11.Lk. 10, 12. butCoxe1994: 26 know3 this,4 that the kingdom of God is come near unto you. I say unto you, that for Sodom there shall be quiet in the day of judgement, but there shall not be forCoxe1994: 27 that city.Mt. 11, 20.Mt. 11, 21. Then began Jesus to rebuke the cities in which there had been manyCoxe1994: 28 mighty works,5 and they repented not. And he said, Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! if there had been in Tyre and Sidon the signs which were inCoxe1994: 29 thee, it may be that they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes.Mt. 11, 22. Howbeit I say unto you, that for Tyre and Sidon there shall be rest in the day of judgement,Coxe1994: 30 more than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven,Mt. 11, 23. shalt sink down unto Hades; for if there had been in Sodom the wonders6 which wereCoxe1994: 31 in thee, it would have remained until this day.Mt. 11, 24. And now I say unto thee, that for the land of Sodom there shall be quiet in the day of judgement, more than for thee.

Arabic, p. 60Coxe1994: 32And he said again unto his apostles, Whosoever heareth you heareth me; and whosoever heareth me heareth him that sent me:Lk. 10, 16. and whosoever wrongeth7 you wrongeth me; and whosoever wrongeth me wrongeth him that sent me.

Coxe1994: 33And those seventy returned with great joy, and said unto him,Lk. 10, 17.Lk. 10, 18.Lk. 10, 19. Our Lord, evenCoxe1994: 34 the devils also are subject unto us in thy name. He said unto them, I beheldCoxe1994: 35 Satan8 fallen like lightning from heaven. Behold, I am giving you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and the whole race9 of the enemy;Lk. 10, 20. and nothing shallCoxe1994: 36 hurt you. Only ye must not rejoice that the devils are subject unto you; but be glad that your names are written in heaven.

Coxe1994: 37And in that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said,Lk. 10, 21. I acknowledge thee, my Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto children: yea, my Father; soCoxe1994: 38 was thy will. And he turned to his disciples,10 and said unto them,Lk. 10, 22. Everything hath been delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and to whomsoever the Son willethCoxe1994: 39 to reveal him. Come unto me, all of you,Mt. 11, 28.Mt. 11, 29.Mt. 11, 30. ye that are wearied and bearers of burdens,Coxe1994: 40 and I will give you rest. Bear my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for11 ICoxe1994: 41 am gentle and lowly in my heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light.

Coxe1994: 42And while great multitudes were going with him, he turned, and said unto them,Lk. 14, 25.Lk. 14, 26.Coxe1994: 43 Whosoever cometh unto me, and hateth not his father, and his mother, and his brethren, and his sisters, and his wife, and his children, and himself12 also, cannotCoxe1994: 44 be a disciple to me.Arabic, p. 61 And whosoever doth not take his cross, and followCoxe1994: 45 me, cannot be a disciple to me. Which of you desireth to build a tower,Lk. 14, 27.Lk. 14, 28. Edition: current; Page: [68] and doth not sit down first and reckon his expenses and whether he hath enough toCoxe1994: 46 complete it?1 lest, when he hath laid the foundations, and is not able to finish,Lk. 14, 29.Lk. 14, 30.Lk. 14, 31. all thatCoxe1994: 47 behold him2 laugh at him, and say, This man began to build, and was not able toCoxe1994: 48 finish. Or what king goeth to the battle to fight with another king,3 and doth not consider first whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh to himCoxe1994: 49 with twenty thousand? And if he is not able,Lk. 14, 32.Lk. 14, 33. he sendeth unto him while he is afarCoxe1994: 50 off, and seeketh peace. So shall4 every man of you consider, that desireth to be a disciple to me; for if he renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be a disciple to me.

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§ 16Mt. 12, 38.Mt. 12, 39.Coxe1994: 1Then answered certain of the scribes and Pharisees, that they might tempt him,Coxe1994: 2 and said, Teacher, we desire to see a sign from thee. He answered and said, This evil and adulterous generation5 seeketh a sign; and it shall not be given a sign,Coxe1994: 3 except the sign of Jonah the prophet.Lk. 11, 30.Mt. 12, 40. And as Jonah was a sign to the inhabitantsCoxe1994: 4 of Nineveh, so shall the Son of man also be to this generation. And as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, so shall the Son of manCoxe1994: 5 be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.Lk. 11, 31. The queen of the south shall rise in the judgement with the people of this generation, and condemn6 them: for she came from the ends of the earth that she might hear the wisdom of Solomon;Coxe1994: 6 and behold,Arabic, p. 62 here is a better than Solomon. The men of Nineveh shall stand in the judgement with this generation, and condemn it: for they repented atCoxe1994: 7 the preaching of Jonah; and behold, here is a greater than Jonah.Mt. 12, 41. The unclean spirit, when he goeth out of the man, departeth,Lk. 11, 24. and goeth about through places wherein are no waters, that he may find rest for himself; and when he findeth it not, heCoxe1994: 8 saith, I will return to my house whence I came out.Lk. 11, 25.Lk. 11, 26. And if he come and find itCoxe1994: 9 adorned and set in order, then he goeth, and associateth with himself seven other spirits worse than himself; and they enter and dwell in it: and the end of that manCoxe1994: 10 shall be worse than his beginning. Thus shall it be unto this evil generation.Mt. 12, 45b.Lk. 11, 27.

Coxe1994: 11And while he was saying that, a woman from the multitude lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the breasts that nursedCoxe1994: 12 thee. But he said unto her, Blessed is he that heareth the word of God,Lk. 11, 28. and keepeth it.

Mt. 12, 46a.Lk. 8, 19a.Mt. 12, 46c.Lk. 8, 19b.Mk. 3, 31.Mt. 12, 47.Coxe1994: 13And while he was speaking unto the multitude, there came unto him his motherCoxe1994: 14 and his brethren, and sought to speak with him; and they were not able, because ofCoxe1994: 15 the multitude; and they stood without and sent, calling him unto them. A man said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren are standing without, and seek toCoxe1994: 16 speak with thee. But he answered unto him that spake unto him,Mt. 12, 48.Mt. 12, 49. Who is myCoxe1994: 17 mother? and who are my brethren? And he beckoned with his hand, stretching it out towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother! and behold, my brethren!Coxe1994: 18 And every man that shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven is my brother,Mt. 12, 50. and my sister, and my mother.

Lk. 8, 1.Coxe1994: 19And after that, Jesus was going about in the cities and in the villages, and proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God,Arabic, p. 63 and his7 twelve with him,Coxe1994: 20 and the women which had been healed of diseases and of evil spirits, MaryCoxe1994: 21 that was called Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven devils,Lk. 8, 2.Lk. 8, 3. and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to them of their substance.

Mt. 13, 1.Mt. 13, 2.Coxe1994: 22And after that, Jesus went out of the house, and sat on the sea shore. And thereCoxe1994: 23 gathered unto him great multitudes. And when the press of the people was great upon him, he went up and sat in the boat; and all the multitude was standing on theCoxe1994: 24 shore of the sea. And he spake to them much in parables, and said,Mt. 13, 3.Mt. 13, 4a.Lk. 8, 5b.Mt. 13, 5. The sowerCoxe1994: 25 went forth to sow: and when he sowed, some fell on the beaten highway; and it wasCoxe1994: 26 trodden upon, and the birds ate it. And other fell on the rocks: and some, where Edition: current; Page: [69] there was not much earth; and straightway it sprang up,Mt. 13, 6. because it had no depth inCoxe1994: 27 the earth: and when the sun rose, it withered; and because it had no root, it driedCoxe1994: 28 up. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it;Lk. 8, 7.Mk. 4, 7b.Lk. 8, 8a.Mk. 4, 8b.Coxe1994: 29 and it yielded no fruit. And other fell into excellent and good1 ground; and it came up, and grew, and brought forth fruit, some thirty, and some sixty, and someCoxe1994: 30 a hundred. And when he said that, he cried, He that hath ears that hear,Lk. 8, 8c. let himCoxe1994: 31 hear. And when they were alone, his disciples came, and asked him,Mk. 4, 10.2Mk. 4, 11.3 and said untoCoxe1994: 32 him, What is this parable? and why spakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Unto you is given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God; but it is not given unto them that areCoxe1994: 33 without.Arabic, p. 64 He that hath shall be given unto, and there shall be added;Mt. 13, 12.Mt. 13, 13. and he thatCoxe1994: 34 hath not, that which he hath shall be taken from him also. For this cause therefore I speak unto them in parables; because they see, and see not; and hear, and hearCoxe1994: 35 not, nor understand. And in them is being fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, who said,Mt. 13, 14.

  • Hearing they shall hear, and shall not understand;
  • And seeing they shall see, and shall not perceive:
  • Coxe1994: 36The heart of this people is waxed gross,Mt. 13, 15.
  • And their hearing with their ears is become heavy,
  • And they have closed their eyes;
  • Lest they should see with their eyes,
  • And hear with their ears,
  • And understand with their hearts,
  • And should return,
  • And I should heal them.

Coxe1994: 37, 38But ye, blessed are your eyes, which see; and your ears, which hear.Mt. 13, 16.Lk. 10, 23b.Mt. 13, 17. BlessedCoxe1994: 39 are the eyes which see what ye see. Verily I say unto you, Many of the prophets and the righteous longed to see what ye see, and saw not; and to hear what yeCoxe1994: 40 hear, and heard not.Mk. 4, 13b.Mt. 13, 18.Mk. 4, 14.Mt. 13, 19. When ye know not this parable, how shall ye know all parables?Coxe1994: 41, 42 Hear ye the parable of the sower. The sower which sowed, sowed the wordCoxe1994: 43 of God. Every one who heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the evil one cometh and snatcheth away the word that hath been sown in hisCoxe1994: 44 heart: and this is that which was sown on the middle of the highway.Mt. 13, 20. But that which was sown on the rocks is he that heareth the word, and straightway receivethCoxe1994: 45, 46 it with joy;Arabic, p. 65 only, it hath no root in his soul, but his belief in it is for a time; and whenever there is distress or persecution because of a4 word, heCoxe1994: 47 stumbleth5 quickly.Mt. 13, 21a.Lk. 8, 13b.Mt. 13, 21c.Mt. 13, 22a.Mk. 4, 19b.Lk. 8, 15. And that which was sown among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the error of riches, and the rest of theCoxe1994: 48 other lusts enter, and choke the word, and it becometh without fruit. And that which was sown in good ground is he that heareth my word in a pure and good heart, and understandeth it, and holdeth to it, and bringeth forth fruit with patience, and produceth either a hundredfold or sixtyfold or thirty.

Mt. 13, 23b.Mk. 4, 26.Mk. 4, 27.Mk. 4, 28.Mk. 4, 29.Coxe1994: 49And he said, So is the kingdom of God, like a man who casteth seed into theCoxe1994: 50 earth, and sleepeth and riseth by night and day, and the seed groweth and comethCoxe1994: 51 up, whence6 he knoweth not. And the earth bringeth it to the fruit; and first itCoxe1994: 52 will be blade, and after it ear, and at last perfect wheat in the ear: and whenever the fruit ripeneth,7 he bringeth immediately the sickle, for the harvest hath come.

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§ 17Mt. 13, 24.Mt. 13, 25.Mt. 13, 26.Mt. 13, 27.Coxe1994: 1And he set forth to them another parable, and said, The kingdom of heaven isCoxe1994: 2 like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but when men slept, his enemy cameCoxe1994: 3 and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. And when the blade sprang upCoxe1994: 4 and brought forth fruit, there were noticed the tares also. And the servants of the master of the house came, and said unto him, Our lord, didst thou not sow good Edition: current; Page: [70] Coxe1994: 5seed in thy field?Arabic, p. 66 whence are there tares in it? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. His servants said unto him, Wilt thou that we goCoxe1994: 6 and separate it? He said unto them, Perhaps,1 when ye separate the tares,Mt. 13, 28. ye wouldCoxe1994: 7 root up with them wheat also. Leave them to grow both together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say unto the reapers, Separate the tares first,Mt. 13, 29.Mt. 13, 30. and bind them in bundles to be burned with fire; and gather the wheat into my barns.

Mt. 13, 31a.Lk. 13, 18b.Mk. 4, 30b.Lk. 13, 19a.Mt. 13, 31c.Mk. 4, 31b.Coxe1994: 8, 9And he set forth to them another parable, and said, To what is the kingdom ofCoxe1994: 10 God like? and to what shall I liken it? and in what parable shall I set it forth? ItCoxe1994: 11 is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and planted in his field: and of the number of the things that are sown in the earth it is smaller than all of the thingsCoxe1994: 12 which are sown, which are upon the earth; but when it is grown,Mt. 13, 32b.Mk. 4, 32b. it is greater than all the herbs, and produceth large branches, so that the birds of heaven make their nests in its branches.

Mk. 4, 33.2Lk. 13, 20b.Mt. 13, 33b.Coxe1994: 13, 14And he set forth to them another parable: To what shall I liken the kingdom ofCoxe1994: 15 God? It is like the leaven which a woman took, and kneaded into three measures of flour, until the whole of it was leavened.

Mt. 13, 34a.Mk. 4, 33b.Mt. 13, 34b.Mt. 13, 35.Coxe1994: 16And Jesus spake all that to the multitudes by way of parables, according as theyCoxe1994: 17 were able to hear. And without parables spake he not unto them; that the saying of the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled:

  • I will open my mouth in parables;
  • And I will utter secrets which were before the foundations3 of the world.

Coxe1994: 18But he explained to his disciples privately everything.Mk. 4, 34b.Mt. 13, 36.Coxe1994: 19Then Jesus left4 the multitudes, and came to the house. And his disciples came unto him,Arabic, p. 67 and said unto him, Explain unto us that parable about the taresCoxe1994: 20 and the field. He answered and said unto them, He that sowed good seed isCoxe1994: 21 the Son of man; and the field is the world;Mt. 13, 37.Mt. 13, 38.Mt. 13, 39. and the good seed are the children of theCoxe1994: 22 kingdom; and the tares are the children of the evil one; and the enemy that sowed them5 is Satan; and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.Coxe1994: 23 And as the tares are separated and burned in the fire,Mt. 13, 40.Mt. 13, 41.Mt. 13, 42.Mt. 13, 43. so shall it be in the end ofCoxe1994: 24 this world. The Son of man shall send his angels, and separate from his kingdomCoxe1994: 25 all things that injure, and all the doers of iniquity, and they shall cast them into theCoxe1994: 26 furnace of fire: and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous shall shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whosoever hath ears that hear, let him hear.

Mt. 13, 44.Coxe1994: 27And again the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hid in a field: that which a man found and hid; and, for his pleasure in it, went and sold all that he had, and bought that field.

Mt. 13, 45.Mt. 13, 46.Coxe1994: 28And again the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a merchant seeking excellentCoxe1994: 29 pearls; and when he found one pearl of great price, he went and sold everything that he had, and bought it.

Mt. 13, 47.Mt. 13, 48.Coxe1994: 30And again the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast6 into the sea, andCoxe1994: 31 gathered of every kind: and when it was filled, they drew it up on to the shore of the sea, and sat down to select; and the good of them they threw into the vessels,Coxe1994: 32 and the bad they threw outside. Thus shall it be in the end of the world:Mt. 13, 49.Mt. 13, 50. the angelsCoxe1994: 33 shall go forth, and separate the wicked from among the good, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Mt. 13, 51.Mt. 13, 52.Coxe1994: 34Jesus said unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They said untoCoxe1994: 35 him, Yea, our Lord. He said unto them, Therefore every scribe that becometh a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a householder,Arabic, p. 68 who bringeth out of his treasures the new and the old.

Mt. 13, 53.Mt. 13, 54.Coxe1994: 36, 37And when Jesus had finished all these parables, he removed thence, and came to his city; and he taught them in their synagogues, so that they were perplexed.Coxe1994: 38 And when the sabbath came, Jesus began to teach in the synagogue;Mk. 6, 2. and many ofCoxe1994: 39 those that heard marvelled, and said, Whence came these things to this man? And many envied him and gave no heed to him, but said, What is this wisdom that is Edition: current; Page: [71] given to this man, that there should happen at his hands such as these mighty works?1Coxe1994: 40 Is not this a carpenter, son of a carpenter? and is not his mother called Mary?Mt. 13, 55.Mt. 13, 56.Mt. 13, 57.Lk. 4, 23. andCoxe1994: 41 his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, all of them,Coxe1994: 42 lo, are they not all with us? Whence hath this man all these things? And they were in doubt concerning him. And Jesus knew their opinion, and said unto them, Will ye haply2 say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal first thyself: and all thatCoxe1994: 43 we have heard that thou didst in Capernaum, do here also in thine own city?Lk. 4, 24. And he said, Verily I say unto you, A prophet is not received in his own city, nor amongCoxe1994: 44 his brethren: for a prophet is not despised, save in his own city,Mk. 6, 4b.Lk. 4, 25. and among his ownCoxe1994: 45 kin, and in his own house. Verily I say unto you, In the days of Elijah the prophet, there were many widows among the children of Israel, when the heaven held backCoxe1994: 46 three years and six months, and there was a great famine in all the land;Lk. 4, 26. and Elijah was not sent to one of them,Arabic, p. 69 save to Zarephath of Sidon, to a woman that wasCoxe1994: 47 a widow. And many lepers were among the children of Israel in the days of Elisha the prophet; but not one of them was cleansed, save Naaman the Nabathæan.3Lk. 4, 27.Coxe1994: 48 And he was not able to do there many mighty works,4 because of their unbelief;Mk. 6, 5.Mk. 6, 6a.Lk. 4, 28.Lk. 4, 29.Coxe1994: 49 except that he laid his hand upon a few of the sick, and healed them. And he marvelledCoxe1994: 50 at their lack of faith. And when those who were in the synagogue heard,Coxe1994: 51 they were all filled with wrath; and they rose up, and brought him forth outside the city, and brought him to the brow of the hill upon which their city was built, thatCoxe1994: 52 they might cast him from its summit:Lk. 4, 30. but he passed through among them and went away.

Mk. 6, 6b.Coxe1994: 53And he went about in the villages which were around Nazareth, and taught in their synagogues.

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§ 18Mt. 14, 1.Lk. 9, 7b.Mk. 6, 14b.Lk. 9, 7c.Lk. 9, 8a.Mt. 16, 14b.Lk. 9, 8b.Mk. 6, 15b.Mk. 6, 16.Mt. 14, 2b.Mk. 6, 17.Coxe1994: 1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, and all the things which came to pass at his hand; and he marvelled, for he had obtained excellentCoxe1994: 2 information concerning him.5 And some men said that John the Baptist was risenCoxe1994: 3 from among the dead; and6 others said that Elijah had appeared; and others, Jeremiah;Coxe1994: 4 and others, that a prophet of the old prophets was risen; and others said that heCoxe1994: 5 was a prophet like one of the prophets. Herod said to his servants, This is John the Baptist, he whom I beheaded; he is risen from among the dead: therefore mightyCoxe1994: 6 works result from him.Arabic, p. 70 For Herod himself had sent and taken John, and cast him into prison, for the sake of Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, whom heCoxe1994: 7 had taken. And John said to Herod,Mk. 6, 18.Mk. 6, 19.Mk. 6, 20.Mt. 14, 5. Thou hast no authority to take the wife of thyCoxe1994: 8 brother. And Herodias avoided him and wished to kill him; and she could not.Coxe1994: 9 But Herod feared John, for he knew that he was a righteous man and a holy; andCoxe1994: 10 he guarded him, and heard him much, and did, and obeyed him with gladness. And he wished to kill him; but he feared the people, for they adhered to him as theCoxe1994: 11 prophet. And there was a celebrated day,Mk. 6, 21. and Herod had made a feast for his great men on the day of his anniversary,7 and for the officers and for the chief menCoxe1994: 12 of Galilee.Mk. 6, 22. And the daughter of Herodias came in and danced in the midst of the company, and pleased Herod and those that sat with him. And the king said to theCoxe1994: 13 damsel, Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her,Mk. 6, 23.Mk. 6, 24.Coxe1994: 14 Whatsoever thou shalt ask, I will give it thee, to the half of my kingdom. And she went out, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask him?8 She said unto her, TheCoxe1994: 15 head of John the Baptist. And immediately she came in hastily to the king,Mk. 6, 25. and said unto him, I desire in this hour that thou give me on a dish the head of JohnCoxe1994: 16 the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry;Mk. 6, 26.Mk. 6, 27. but because of the oath and theCoxe1994: 17 guests he did not wish to refuse her. But immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded that he should bring the head of John: and he went and cut off Edition: current; Page: [72] Coxe1994: 18the head of John in the prison,Mk. 6, 28.Mk. 6, 29.Mt. 14, 12b.Lk. 9, 9.Mt. 14, 13a.Jo. 6, 1b. and brought it on a dish, and delivered it to theCoxe1994: 19 damsel; and the damsel gave it to her mother. And his disciples heard, and came and took his body, and buried it. And they came and told1 Jesus whatCoxe1994: 20 had happened. And for this cause Herod said, I beheaded John: whoCoxe1994: 21 is this,Arabic, p. 71 of whom I hear these things. And he desired to see him. And Jesus, when he heard, removed thence in a boat to a waste place alone, to the other side of the sea of the Galilee of Tiberias.2

Mk. 6, 33a.Jo. 6, 2b.Jo. 6, 3.Jo. 6, 4.Jo. 6, 5a.Mk. 6, 34b.Lk. 9, 11b.Coxe1994: 22And many saw them going, and knew them, and hastened by land3 from all the cities, and came thither beforehand; for they saw the signs which he was doing on theCoxe1994: 23, 24 sick. And Jesus went up into the mountain, and sat there with his disciples. AndCoxe1994: 25 the feast of the passover of the Jews was near. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and saw great multitudes coming to him. And he was moved with compassion for them, forCoxe1994: 26 they were like sheep that were without a shepherd. And he received them, and spake to them concerning the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

Mt. 14, 15a.Mk. 6, 36.Coxe1994: 27And when the evening approached,4 his disciples came to him, and said untoCoxe1994: 28 him, The place is desert, and the time is past; send away the multitudes of the people,5 that they may go to the towns and villages which are around us, and buy forCoxe1994: 29 themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. But he said unto them,Mt. 14, 16.Mt. 14, 17a.Jo. 6, 5b.Jo. 6, 6.Jo. 6, 7. They haveCoxe1994: 30 no need to go away; give ye them what may be eaten. They said unto him, We have not here enough. He said unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?Coxe1994: 31, 32 And he said that proving him; and he knew what he was resolved to do. Philip said unto him,Arabic, p. 72 Two hundred pennyworth of bread would not suffice them after6Coxe1994: 33 every one of them hath taken a small amount. One of his disciples said untoCoxe1994: 34 him (namely, Andrew the brother of Simon Cephas),Jo. 6, 8.Jo. 6, 9.Lk. 9, 13b.7 Here is a lad having five loavesCoxe1994: 35 of barley and two fishes: but this amount, what is it for all these? But wilt thou that we go and buy for all the people what may be eaten? for we have no moreCoxe1994: 36 than these five loaves and the two fishes. And the grass was plentiful in that place.Jo. 6, 10b.8 Jesus said unto them, Arrange all the people that they may sit down on the grass,Coxe1994: 37 fifty people in a company. And the disciples did so.Mk. 6, 40.Mt. 14, 18.Mk. 6, 41a. And all the people sat downCoxe1994: 38 by companies, by hundreds and fifties. Then Jesus said unto them, Bring hitherCoxe1994: 39 those five loaves and the two fishes. And when they brought him that, Jesus took the bread and the fish, and looked to heaven, and blessed, and divided, and gave toCoxe1994: 40 his disciples to set before them;Mt. 14, 19b.Mt. 14, 20a.Jo. 6, 12. and the disciples set for the multitudes the breadCoxe1994: 41 and the fish; and they ate, all of them, and were satisfied. And when they were satisfied, he said unto his disciples, Gather the fragments that remain over, that nothingCoxe1994: 42 be lost. And they gathered, and filled twelve baskets with fragments,Jo. 6, 13. being those that remained over from those which ate of the five barley loaves and the twoCoxe1994: 43 fishes. And those people who ate were five thousand, besides the women and children.Mt. 14, 21.Mk. 6, 45.

Arabic, p. 73Coxe1994: 44And straightway he pressed his disciples to go up into the ship, and that they should go before him unto the other side to Bethsaida, while heCoxe1994: 45 himself should send away the multitudes.Jo. 6, 14.Jo. 6, 15. And those people who saw the sign whichCoxe1994: 46 Jesus did, said, Of a truth this is a prophet who hath come into the world. And Jesus knew their purpose to come and take him, and make him a king; and he left them, and went up into the mountain alone for prayer.

Jo. 6, 16.Jo. 6, 17.Coxe1994: 47, 48And when the nightfall was near, his disciples went down unto the sea, and sat9 in a boat, and came to the side of Capernaum. And the darkness came on, and JesusCoxe1994: 49 had not come to them.Jo. 6, 18.Mt. 14, 24. And the sea was stirred up against them by reason of a violentCoxe1994: 50 wind that blew. And the boat was distant from the land many furlongs, and they were much damaged by the waves, and the wind was against them.

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§ 19Mt. 14, 25.Jo. 6, 19a, c.Coxe1994: 1And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus came unto them, walking upon theCoxe1994: 2 water, after they had rowed10 with difficulty about twenty-five or thirty furlongs.

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Coxe1994: 3And when he drew near unto their boat, his disciples saw him walking on the water;Mt. 14, 26. and they were troubled, and supposed that it was a false appearance; and they criedCoxe1994: 4 out from their fear. But Jesus straightway spake unto them, and said, Take courage,Mt. 14, 27.Mt. 14, 28.Mt. 14, 29.Mt. 14, 30.Coxe1994: 5 for it is I; fear not. Then Cephas answered and said unto him, My Lord, if it be thou,Coxe1994: 6 bid me to come unto thee on the water. And Jesus said unto him, Come. AndCoxe1994: 7 Cephas went down out of the boat, and walked on the water to come unto Jesus. But when he saw the wind strong,Arabic, p. 74 he feared, and was on the point of sinking;Coxe1994: 8 and he lifted up his voice, and said, My Lord, save me. And immediately our Lord stretched out his hand and took hold of him, and said unto him,Mt. 14, 31.Coxe1994: 9 Thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt? And when Jesus came near,Mt. 14, 32.Mt. 14, 33. he went upCoxe1994: 10 unto them into the boat, he and Simon, and immediately the wind ceased. And those that were in the ship came and worshipped him, and said, Truly thou art theCoxe1994: 11 Son of God. And straightway that ship arrived at the land which they made for.Jo. 6, 21b.Mk. 6, 54a.Mk. 6, 51b.Mk. 6, 52.Coxe1994: 12 And when they came out of the ship to the land, they marvelled greatly and wereCoxe1994: 13 perplexed in themselves: and they had not understood by means of1 that bread, because their heart was gross.

Mk. 6, 54.Mk. 6, 55.Coxe1994: 14And when the people of that region knew of the arrival of Jesus, they made haste in all that land, and began to bring those that were diseased,2 borne in theirCoxe1994: 15 beds to the place where they heard that he was.Mk. 6, 56. And wheresoever the place might be which he entered, of the villages or the cities, they laid the sick in the markets, and sought of him that they might touch3 were it only the edge of his garment: and all that touched4 him were healed and lived.5

Jo. 6, 22a.Coxe1994: 16And on the day after that, the multitude which was standing on the shore of the sea saw that there was there no other ship save that into which the disciples hadCoxe1994: 17 gone up,Jo. 6, 23. and that Jesus went not up into the ship with his disciples (but there were other ships from Tiberias near6 the place where they ate the bread when Jesus blessedCoxe1994: 18 it): and when that multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor yet his disciples,Jo. 6, 24.Jo. 6, 25. theyCoxe1994: 19 went up into those ships, and came to Capernaum, and sought Jesus. And when they found him on the other side of the sea,Arabic, p. 75 they said unto him, OurCoxe1994: 20 Master, when camest thou hither? Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, verily,Jo. 6, 26. I say unto you, Ye have not sought me because of7 your seeing the signs, but because ofCoxe1994: 21 your eating the bread and being satisfied. Serve not the food which perisheth,Jo. 6, 27. but the food which abideth in eternal life,8 which the Son of man will give unto you: him9Coxe1994: 22 hath God the Father sealed. They said unto him,Jo. 6, 28.Jo. 6, 29.Jo. 6, 30. What shall we do that we mayCoxe1994: 23 work the work of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work ofCoxe1994: 24 God, that ye believe in him whom he hath sent. They said unto him, What sign hast thou done, that we may see, and believe in thee? what hast thou wrought?Coxe1994: 25 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it was written,Jo. 6, 31.Jo. 6, 32. Bread from heavenCoxe1994: 26 gave he them to eat. Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not bread from heaven;Jo. 6, 33.Jo. 6, 34.Jo. 6, 35. but my Father gave10 you the bread of truth11 fromCoxe1994: 27 heaven. The bread of God is that which came down from heaven and gave theCoxe1994: 28, 29 world life. They said unto him, Our Lord, give us at all times this bread. Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: whosoever cometh unto me shall not hunger,Coxe1994: 30 and whosoever believeth in me shall not thirst for ever. But I said unto you,Jo. 6, 36.Jo. 6, 37.Coxe1994: 31 Ye have seen me, and have not believed. And all that my Father hath given to me cometh unto me; and whosoever cometh unto me I shall not cast him forth without.Coxe1994: 32 I came down from heaven, not to do my own will,Jo. 6, 38.Jo. 6, 39.Jo. 6, 40. but to do the will of himCoxe1994: 33 that sent me; and this is the will of him that sent me, that I should lose nothing ofCoxe1994: 34 that which he gave me,Arabic, p. 76 but raise it up in the last day. This is the will of my Father, that every one that seeth the Son, and believeth in him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up in the last day.

Jo. 6, 41.Jo. 6, 42.Coxe1994: 35The Jews therefore murmured against him because of his saying, I am the breadCoxe1994: 36 which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? then how saith this man, I came down fromCoxe1994: 37, 38 heaven? Jesus answered and said unto them, Murmur not one with another.Jo. 6, 43.Jo. 6, 44. No Edition: current; Page: [74] man is able to come unto me, except the Father which sent me draw him; and I willCoxe1994: 39 raise him up in the last day. It is written in the prophet,Jo. 6, 45. They shall all be the taught of God. Every one who heareth from the Father now,1 and learneth of him, comethCoxe1994: 40 unto me. No man now seeth the Father; but he that is from God,Jo. 6, 46.Jo. 6, 47.Jo. 6, 48.Jo. 6, 49.Jo. 6, 50.Jo. 6, 51.Jo. 6, 51b.2 he it is that seethCoxe1994: 41 the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever believeth in me hath eternalCoxe1994: 42, 43 life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, andCoxe1994: 44 they died. This is the bread which came down from heaven, that a man may eatCoxe1994: 45 of it, and not die. I am the bread of life which came down from heaven: and if a man eat of this bread he shall live for ever: and the bread which I shall give is my body, which I give for the life of the world.

Jo. 6, 52.Jo. 6, 53.Coxe1994: 46The Jews therefore quarrelled one with another, and said, How can he give usCoxe1994: 47 his body that we may eat it? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, If ye do not eat the body of the Son of man and drink his blood,Arabic, p. 77 ye shallCoxe1994: 48 not have life in yourselves.Jo. 6, 54.Jo. 6, 55.Jo. 6, 56.Jo. 6, 57.Jo. 6, 58. Whosoever eateth of my body and drinketh of my bloodCoxe1994: 49 hath eternal life; and I will raise him up in the last day. My body truly is meat,3 andCoxe1994: 50 my blood truly is drink.4 Whosoever eateth my body and drinketh my blood abidethCoxe1994: 51 in me, and I in him—as the living Father sent me, and I am alive because of theCoxe1994: 52 Father; and whosoever eateth me, he also shall live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven: and not according as your fathers ate theCoxe1994: 53 manna, and died: whosoever eateth of this bread shall live for ever.Jo. 6, 59.Jo. 6, 60. This he said inCoxe1994: 54 the synagogue, when he was teaching in Capernaum. And many of his disciples, when they heard, said, This word is hard; who is he that can hear it?

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§ 20Jo. 6, 61.Jo. 6, 62.Jo. 6, 63.Coxe1994: 1And Jesus knew within himself that his disciples were murmuring because ofCoxe1994: 2 that, and he said unto them, Doth this trouble you? What if ye should see the SonCoxe1994: 3 of man then ascend to the place where he was of old? It is the spirit that quickeneth, and the body profiteth nothing: the words5 that I speak unto you are spiritCoxe1994: 4 and life. But there are some of you that do not believe.Jo. 6, 64. And Jesus knew beforehand who they were who should6 not believe, and who it was that should betrayCoxe1994: 5 him. And he said unto them, Therefore I said unto you, No man can come untoJo. 6, 65. me, if that hath not been given him by the Father.

Arabic, p. 78Coxe1994: 6And because of this word many of his disciples turned back and walkedCoxe1994: 7 not with him. And Jesus said unto the twelve, Do ye haply also wish toCoxe1994: 8 go away? Simon Cephas answered and said, My Lord, to whom shall we go?Jo. 6, 66.Jo. 6, 67.Jo. 6, 68.Jo. 6, 69.Jo. 6, 70.Jo. 6, 71. thouCoxe1994: 9 hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and known that thou art theCoxe1994: 10 Messiah, the Son of the living God. Jesus said unto them, Did not I choose you,Coxe1994: 11 ye company of the twelve, and of you one is a devil? He said that because of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot; for he, being of the twelve, was purposed to7 betray him.

Coxe1994: 12And while he was speaking,Lk. 11, 37.Lk. 11, 38.Lk. 11, 39. one of the Pharisees came asking of him that heCoxe1994: 13 would eat with him: and he went in, and reclined to meat. And that Pharisee, whenCoxe1994: 14 he saw it,8 marvelled that he had not first cleansed himself before his eating. Jesus said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees wash the outside of the cup and the dish, and ye think that ye are cleansed; but your inside is full of injustice and wickedness.Lk. 11, 40.Lk. 11, 41.Coxe1994: 15, 16 Ye of little mind, did not he that made the outside make the inside? Now give what ye have9 in alms, and everything shall be clean unto you.

Mk. 7, 1.Mk. 7, 2.Coxe1994: 17, 18And there came to him Pharisees and scribes, come from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread while they had not washed their hands,Coxe1994: 19 they found fault.Mk. 7, 3.Mk. 7, 4. For all of the Jews and the Pharisees, if they wash not theirCoxe1994: 20 hands thoroughly, eat not; for they held10 to the ordinance11 of the elders. And they ate not what was bought from the market, except they washed it; and many other things did they keep of what they had received, such as the washing of cups,Mk. 7, 5. andCoxe1994: 21 measures, and vessels of brass, and couches. And scribes12 and Pharisees asked him, Edition: current; Page: [75] Arabic, p. 79Coxe1994: 22Why do thy disciples not walk according to the ordinances of the elders, but eat bread without washing their hands? Jesus answered and said unto them, Why do ye also overstep the command of God by reason of your ordinance?Mt. 15, 3.Coxe1994: 23 God said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and,Mt. 15, 4a.Mk. 7, 10b.Mk. 7, 11.Mk. 7, 12.Mk. 7, 13. Whosoever revileth his father andCoxe1994: 24 his mother shall surely die. But ye say, If a man say to his father or to his mother,Coxe1994: 25 What thou receivest1 from me is an offering,—and ye1 suffer him not to do anythingCoxe1994: 26 for his father or his mother; and ye1 make void and reject the word of God by reason of the ordinance that ye have ordained and commanded, such as the washingCoxe1994: 27 of cups and measures, and what resembles that ye do much.Mk. 7, 8.Mk. 7, 9.Mt. 15, 7. And ye forsookCoxe1994: 28 the command of God, and held to the ordinance of men. Do2 ye well to wrong3Coxe1994: 29 the command of God in order that ye may establish your ordinance? Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah the prophet prophesy concerning you, and say,

  • Coxe1994: 30This people honoureth me with its4 lips;Mt. 15, 8.
  • But their heart is very far from me.
  • Coxe1994: 31But in vain do they fear me,Mt. 15, 9.
  • In that they teach the commands of men.

Coxe1994: 32And Jesus called all the multitude, and said unto them, Hear me, all of you,Mk. 7, 14.Mk. 7, 15.Mk. 7, 16.Mt. 15, 12.Mt. 15, 13. andCoxe1994: 33 understand: nothing without the man, which then enters him, is able to defile him;Coxe1994: 34 but what goeth out of him, that it is which defileth the man. He that hath earsCoxe1994: 35 that hear, let him hear. Then his disciples drew near, and said unto him, KnowestCoxe1994: 36 thou that the Pharisees which heard this word were angry? He answered and said unto them,Arabic, p. 80 Every plant which my Father which is in heaven planted not shall beCoxe1994: 37 uprooted. Let them alone; for they are blind leading blind. And if the blind lead5 the blind, both of them shall fall into a hollow.Mt. 15, 14.

Mk. 7, 17a.Mt. 15, 15.Mk. 7, 18b.Coxe1994: 38And when Jesus entered the house from the multitude, Simon Cephas asked him,Coxe1994: 39 and said unto him, My Lord, explain to us that parable. He said unto them, Do ye also thus not understand? Know ye not that everything that entereth into theCoxe1994: 40 man from without cannot defile him; because it entereth not into his heart;Mk. 7, 19. it entereth into his stomach only, and thence is cast forth in the cleansing which makethCoxe1994: 41 clean all the food?6Mt. 15, 18.Mk. 7, 21.Mk. 7, 22. The thing which goeth forth from the mouth of the man proceedethCoxe1994: 42 from his heart, and it is that which defileth the man. From within7 theCoxe1994: 43 heart of men proceed evil thoughts, fornication, adultery, theft, false witness, murder, injustice, wickedness, deceit, stupidity, evil eye, calumny, pride, foolishness:Coxe1994: 44 these evils all of them from within proceed from the heart,Mk. 7, 23.Mt. 15, 20b. and they are the thingsCoxe1994: 45 which defile the man: but if a man eat while he washeth not his hands, he is not defiled.

Mt. 15, 21a.Mk. 7, 24b.Coxe1994: 46And Jesus went out thence, and came to the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a certain house, and desired that no man should know it;8 andCoxe1994: 47 he could not be hid. But straightway a Canaanitish woman,Mk. 7, 25a.Mk. 7, 26a.Mt. 15, 22b. whose daughter had anCoxe1994: 48, 49 unclean spirit, heard of him. And that woman was a Gentile of Emesa of Syria. And she came out after him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy upon me, my Lord, thouCoxe1994: 50 son of David; for my daughter is seized in an evil way by Satan.9Mt. 15, 23. And he answered her not a word.Arabic, p. 81 And his disciples came and besought him, and said, SendCoxe1994: 51 her away; for she crieth after us. He answered and said unto them, I wasCoxe1994: 52 not sent except to the sheep that are gone astray of the house of Israel.Mt. 15, 24.Mt. 15, 25. But she came and worshipped him, and said, My Lord, help me, have mercy upon me.Coxe1994: 53 Jesus said unto her,Mt. 15, 26.Mt. 15, 27.Mt. 15, 28a.Mk. 7, 29b.Mt. 15, 28b.Mk. 7, 30. It is not seemly that the children’s bread should be taken andCoxe1994: 54 thrown to the dogs. But she said, Yea, my Lord: the dogs also eat of the crumbsCoxe1994: 55 that fall from their masters’ tables, and live. Then said Jesus unto her, O woman,Coxe1994: 56 great is thy faith: it shall be unto thee as thou hast desired. Go then thy way; andCoxe1994: 57 because of this word, the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And her daughter wasCoxe1994: 58 healed in that hour. And that woman went away to her house, and found her daughter laid upon the bed, and the devil gone out of her.

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§ 21Mk. 7, 31.Mk. 7, 32.Coxe1994: 1And Jesus went out again from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to theCoxe1994: 2 sea of Galilee, towards the borders of Decapolis. And they brought unto him one dumb and deaf, and entreated him that he would lay his hand upon him and healCoxe1994: 3 him. And he drew him away from the multitude, and went away alone,Mk. 7, 33.Mk. 7, 34.Mk. 7, 35.Mk. 7, 36. and spatCoxe1994: 4 upon his fingers, and thrust them into his ears, and touched his tongue; and lookedCoxe1994: 5 to heaven, and sighed, and said unto him, Be opened. And in that hour his earsCoxe1994: 6 were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake with ease. And Jesus charged them much that they should not tell this to any man: but the moreCoxe1994: 7 he charged them, the more they increased in publishing, and marvelled much,Mk. 7, 37. and said, This man doeth everything well:Arabic, p. 82 he made the deaf to hear, and those that lacked speech to speak.

Jo. 4, 4.Jo. 4, 5.Coxe1994: 8, 9And while he was passing through the land of Samaria, he came to one of the cities of the Samaritans, called Sychar, beside the field which Jacob gave to JosephCoxe1994: 10 his son. And there was there a spring of water of Jacob’s.Jo. 4, 6. And Jesus was fatigued from the exertion of the way, and sat at the spring. And the time was about theCoxe1994: 11 sixth hour.1 And a woman of Samaria came to draw water;Jo. 4, 7.Jo. 4, 8.Jo. 4, 9. and Jesus said untoCoxe1994: 12 her, Give me water, that I may drink. And his disciples had entered into the cityCoxe1994: 13 to buy for themselves food. And that Samaritan woman said unto him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask me to give thee to drink, while I am a Samaritan woman?Jo. 4, 10.Coxe1994: 14 (And the Jews mingle not with the Samaritans.2) Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who this is that said unto thee, Give meCoxe1994: 15 to drink; thou wouldest ask him, and he would give thee the water of life.Jo. 4, 11. That woman said unto him, My Lord, thou hast no bucket, and the well is deep: fromCoxe1994: 16 whence hast thou the water of life?Jo. 4, 12. Can it be that thou art greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank from it, and his children, and his sheep?Coxe1994: 17 Jesus answered and said unto her,Jo. 4, 13.Jo. 4, 14. Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirstCoxe1994: 18 again: but whosoever drinketh of the water which I shall give him shall not thirst for ever: but the water which I shall give him shall be in him a spring of water springingCoxe1994: 19 up unto eternal life. That woman said unto him, My Lord, give me of this water,Jo. 4, 15.Jo. 4, 16.Jo. 4, 17.Jo. 4, 18. thatCoxe1994: 20 I may not thirst again, neither come and draw water from here. Jesus said unto her,Arabic, p. 83Coxe1994: 21 Go and call thy husband, and come hither. She said unto him, I have noCoxe1994: 22 husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband: five husbands hast thou had, and this man whom thou hast now is not thy husband, andCoxe1994: 23 in this thou saidst truly. That woman said unto him, My Lord,Jo. 4, 19.Jo. 4, 20.Jo. 4, 21. I perceive thee toCoxe1994: 24 be a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say that in JerusalemCoxe1994: 25 is the place in which worship must be. Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, an hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor yet in Jerusalem, shall ye worshipCoxe1994: 26 the Father. Ye worship that which ye know not:Jo. 4, 22.Jo. 4, 23. but we worship that whichCoxe1994: 27 we know; for salvation is of the Jews. But an hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: and the Father alsoCoxe1994: 28 seeketh such as these worshippers. For God is a Spirit:Jo. 4, 24.Jo. 4, 25.Jo. 4, 26. and they that worship himCoxe1994: 29 must worship him in spirit and in truth. That woman said unto him, I know thatCoxe1994: 30 the Messiah cometh: and when he is come, he will teach us everything. Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

Jo. 4, 27.Coxe1994: 31And while he was speaking, his disciples came; and they wondered how he would speak3 with a woman; but not one of them said unto him, What seekest thou? or,Coxe1994: 32 What4 speakest thou with her? And the woman left her waterpot,Jo. 4, 28.Jo. 4, 29.Jo. 4, 30.Jo. 4, 31.Jo. 4, 32.Jo. 4, 33. and went to theCoxe1994: 33 city, and said to the people, Come, and see a man who told me all that ever I did:Coxe1994: 34 perhaps then he is the Messiah. And people went out from the city, and came toCoxe1994: 35 him. And in the mean while his disciples besought him, and said unto him, OurCoxe1994: 36, 37 master, eat. And he said unto them, I have food to eat that ye know not. And the disciples said amongst themselves, Can any one have brought him aught to eat?5 Edition: current; Page: [77] Coxe1994: 38Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me,Jo. 4, 34.Jo. 4, 35. and to accomplishCoxe1994: 39 his work. Said ye not that after four months cometh the harvest? behold, I therefore say unto you,Arabic, p. 84 Lift up your eyes, and behold the lands,Coxe1994: 40 that they have become white, and the harvest is already come.1Jo. 4, 36. And he that reapeth receiveth his wages, and gathereth the fruit of eternal life;2 and the sower andCoxe1994: 41 the reaper rejoice together. For in this is found the word of truth,Jo. 4, 37.Jo. 4, 38. One soweth, andCoxe1994: 42 another reapeth. And I sent you to reap that in which ye have not laboured: others laboured, and ye have entered on their labour.

Jo. 4, 39.Jo. 4, 40.Coxe1994: 43And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the wordsCoxe1994: 44 of that woman, who testified and said, He told me all that ever I did. And when those Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them; and heCoxe1994: 45, 46 abode with them two days. And many believed in him because of his word;Jo. 4, 41.Jo. 4, 42. and they said to that woman, Now not because of thy saying have we believed in him: we have heard and known that this truly is the Messiah, the Saviour of the world.

Jo. 4, 43.Jo. 4, 44.Jo. 4, 45a.Coxe1994: 47, 48And after two days Jesus went out thence and departed to Galilee. And JesusCoxe1994: 49 testified that a prophet is not honoured in his own city. And when he came to Galilee, the Galilæans received him.

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§ 22Lk. 5, 12.Coxe1994: 1And when Jesus came to a certain village, there drew near to him a leper, and fell at his feet, and besought him, and said unto him, If thou wilt, thou art able toCoxe1994: 2 cleanse me. And Jesus had mercy upon him, and stretched forth his hand,Mk. 1, 41.Mk. 1, 42.Mk. 1, 43.Mk. 1, 44. andCoxe1994: 3 touched him, and said, I will cleanse3 thee. And immediately his leprosy departedCoxe1994: 4 from him, and he was cleansed. And he sternly charged him, and sent him out,Coxe1994: 5 and said unto him,Arabic, p. 85 See that thou tell not any man: but go and shew thyself to the priests, and offer an offering for thy cleansing as Moses commandedCoxe1994: 6 for their testimony. But he, when he went out, began to publish much,Mk. 1, 45a. and spread abroad the news, so that Jesus could not enter into any of the cities openly, for the extent to which the report of him spread, but he remained without in a desertCoxe1994: 7 place. And much people came unto him from one place and another,4Lk. 5, 15.Lk. 5, 16. to hearCoxe1994: 8 his word, and that they might be healed of their pains. And he used to withdraw from them into the desert, and pray.

Jo. 5, 1.Jo. 5, 2.Jo. 5, 3.Coxe1994: 9And after that, was the feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Coxe1994: 10And there was in Jerusalem a place prepared for bathing,5 which was called inCoxe1994: 11 Hebrew the House of Mercy, having five porches. And there were laid in them much people of the sick, and blind, and lame, and paralysed, waiting for the movingCoxe1994: 12 of the water.Jo. 5, 4. And the angel from time to time went down into the place of bathing,5 and moved the water; and the first that went down after the moving ofCoxe1994: 13 the water, every pain that he had was healed.Jo. 5, 5.Jo. 5, 6.Jo. 5, 7. And a man was there who had aCoxe1994: 14 disease for thirty-eight years. And Jesus saw this man laid, and knew6 that he hadCoxe1994: 15 been thus a long time; and he said unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole? That diseased one answered and said, Yea, my Lord, I have no man, when the water moveth, to put me into the bathing-place; but when I come, another goeth down beforeCoxe1994: 16, 17 me. Jesus said unto him, Rise, take thy bed, and walk.Jo. 5, 8.Jo. 5, 9. And immediately that man was healed; and he rose, and carried his bed, and walked.

Jo. 5, 10.Jo. 5, 11.Coxe1994: 18And that day was a sabbath. And when the Jews saw that healed one, they7 saidCoxe1994: 19 unto him, It is a sabbath; thou hast no authority to carry thy bed. And he answered and said unto them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take thy bed,Coxe1994: 20 and walk.Arabic, p. 86 They asked him therefore, Who is this man that said unto thee,Coxe1994: 21 Take thy bed, and walk? But he that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had removed from that place to another,Jo. 5, 12.Jo. 5, 13. because of the press of the great multitudeCoxe1994: 22 which was in that place. And after two days Jesus happened upon him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art whole: sin not again,Jo. 5, 14. lest there come upon Edition: current; Page: [78] Coxe1994: 23thee what is worse than the first.Jo. 5, 15.Jo. 5, 16.Jo. 5, 17.Jo. 5, 18. And that man went, and said to the Jews that itCoxe1994: 24 was Jesus that had healed him. And because of that the Jews persecuted Jesus andCoxe1994: 25 sought to kill him, because he was doing this on the sabbath. And Jesus said untoCoxe1994: 26 them, My Father worketh until now, and I also work. And because of this especially the Jews sought to kill him, not because he profaned the sabbath only; but for his saying also that God was his Father, and his making himself equal with God.Coxe1994: 27 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,Jo. 5, 19. The Son cannot do anything of himself, but what he seeth the Father do; what the Father doeth,Coxe1994: 28 that the Son also doeth like him. The Father loveth his Son,Jo. 5, 20. and everything that he doeth he sheweth him: and more than these works will he shew him, that yeCoxe1994: 29 may marvel. And as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life,Jo. 5, 21.Jo. 5, 22.Jo. 5, 23. so the SonCoxe1994: 30 also giveth life to whomsoever he will. And the Father judgeth no man, but hathCoxe1994: 31 given all judgement unto the Son; that every man may honour the Son, as he honoureth the Father. And he that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father whichCoxe1994: 32 sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever heareth my word,Jo. 5, 24. and believeth in him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgement, but passeth fromCoxe1994: 33 death unto life.Arabic, p. 87 Verily, verily, I say unto you, An hour shall come,Jo. 5, 25. and now is also, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and thoseCoxe1994: 34 which hear shall live. And as the Father hath life in himself,1Jo. 5, 26.Jo. 5, 27.Jo. 5, 28.Jo. 5, 29. likewise he gave toCoxe1994: 35 the Son also that he might have life in himself,1 and authority to do judgement also,Coxe1994: 36 because2 he is the Son of man. Marvel not then at that: I mean the coming of the hour when all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, and shall come forth;Coxe1994: 37 those that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those that have done evil deeds, to the resurrection of judgement.

Coxe1994: 38I am not able of myself to do anything; but as I hear, I judge:Jo. 5, 30.Jo. 5, 31.Jo. 5, 32.Jo. 5, 33.Jo. 5, 34.Jo. 5, 35.Jo. 5, 36. and my judgementCoxe1994: 39 is just; I seek not my own will, but the will of him that sent me. I3 bear witnessCoxe1994: 40 of myself, and so3 my witness is not true. It is another that beareth witnessCoxe1994: 41 of me; and I know that the witness which he beareth of me is true. Ye have sentCoxe1994: 42 unto John, and he hath borne witness of the truth. But not from man do I seekCoxe1994: 43 witness; but I say that ye may live.4 That5 was a lamp which shineth andCoxe1994: 44 giveth light: and ye were pleased to glory now6 in his light. But I have witness greater than that of John; the works which my Father hath given me to accomplish,Coxe1994: 45 those works which I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.Jo. 5, 37. And the Father which sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard hisCoxe1994: 46 voice at any time, nor seen his appearance. And his word abideth not in you;Jo. 5, 38.Jo. 5, 39.Jo. 5, 40.Jo. 5, 41.Jo. 5, 42.Jo. 5, 43. becauseCoxe1994: 47 in him whom he hath sent ye do not believe. Search the scriptures, in which ye rejoice7Coxe1994: 48 that ye have eternal life; and they bear witness of me; and ye do not wish to come toCoxe1994: 49, 50 me, that ye may have eternal life. I seek not praise of men.Arabic, p. 88 But I knowCoxe1994: 51 you, that the love of God is not in you. I am come in the name of my Father, and ye received me not; but if another come in his own name, that one willCoxe1994: 52 ye receive. And how can ye believe, while ye receive praise one from another,Jo. 5, 44.Jo. 5, 45. andCoxe1994: 53 praise from God, the One, ye seek not? Can it be that ye think that I will accuse you before the Father? Ye have one that accuseth you, Moses, in whom ye haveCoxe1994: 54 rejoiced.7 If ye believed Moses, ye would believe me also; Moses wrote of me.Jo. 5, 46.Jo. 5, 47.Coxe1994: 55 And if ye believed not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

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§ 23Mt. 15, 29.Mt. 15, 30a.Coxe1994: 1And Jesus departed thence, and came to the side of the sea of Galilee, and wentCoxe1994: 2 up into the mountain, and sat there. And there came unto him great multitudes, having with them lame, and blind, and dumb, and maimed, and many others, andCoxe1994: 3 they cast them at the feet of Jesus;Jo. 4, 45b.Mt. 15, 30b.Mt. 15, 31. for they had seen all the signs which he did inCoxe1994: 4 Jerusalem, when they were gathered at the feast. And he healed them all. And Edition: current; Page: [79] those multitudes marvelled when they saw dumb men speak, and maimed men healed, and lame men walk, and blind men see; and they praised the God of Israel.

Coxe1994: 5And Jesus called his disciples, and said unto them,Mt. 15, 32. I have compassion on this multitude, because of their continuing with me three days, having nothing to eat; and to send them away fasting I am not willing, lest they faint in the way,Mk. 8, 3b.Mt. 15, 33.Mt. 15, 34.Mt. 15, 35.Mt. 15, 36. some of them havingCoxe1994: 6 come from far. His disciples said unto him, Whence have we in the desertCoxe1994: 7 bread wherewith to satisfy all this multitude? Jesus said unto them, HowCoxe1994: 8 many loaves have ye? They said unto him, Seven,Arabic, p. 89 and a few small fishes. And heCoxe1994: 9 commanded the multitudes to sit down upon the ground; and he took those seven loaves and the fish, and blessed, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set beforeCoxe1994: 10 them; and the disciples set before the multitudes. And they all ate,Mt. 15, 37. and were satisfied: and they took that which remained over of the fragments, seven basketfuls.Coxe1994: 11 And the people that are were four thousand men, besides the women and children.Mt. 15, 38.Mt. 15, 39.Coxe1994: 12 And when the multitudes departed, he went up into the boat, and came to the borders of Magada.1

Mt. 16, 1a.Mk. 8, 11b.Coxe1994: 13And the Pharisees and Sadducees came to him, and began to seek a discussion with him. And they asked him to shew them a sign from heaven, tempting him.Coxe1994: 14 And Jesus sighed within himself, and said,Mk. 8, 12a.Mt. 16, 4. What sign seeketh this evil and adulterous generation? It seeketh a sign, and it shall not be given a sign, except the signCoxe1994: 15 of Jonah the prophet. Verily I say unto you,Mk. 8, 12b.Mk. 8, 13.Mk. 8, 14.Mk. 8, 15. This generation shall not be given aCoxe1994: 16 sign. And he left2 them, and went up into the boat, and went away to that side.

Coxe1994: 17And his disciples forgot to take with them bread, and there was not with themCoxe1994: 18 in the boat, not even3 one loaf. And Jesus charged them, and said, Take heed, and guard yourselves from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, and from theCoxe1994: 19 leaven of Herod.Mt. 16, 7.Mt. 16, 8.Mk. 8, 17b.Mk. 8, 18.Mk. 8, 19. And they reflected within themselves that they had taken with themCoxe1994: 20 no bread. And Jesus knew, and said unto them, Why4 think ye within yourselves, O ye of little faith, and are anxious, because ye have no bread? until now do ye not perceive,Coxe1994: 21 neither understand? is your heart yet hard? And have ye eyes, and yet see not?Coxe1994: 22 and have ye ears,Arabic, p. 90 and yet hear not? and do ye not remember when I brake those five loaves for five thousand? and how many baskets full of brokenCoxe1994: 23 pieces took ye5 up? They said, Twelve. He said unto them,Mk. 8, 20. And the seven also for four thousand: how many baskets full of broken pieces took ye5 up? TheyCoxe1994: 24 said, Seven. He said unto them,Mk. 8, 21a.Mt. 16, 11. How have ye not understood that I spake not to you because of6 the bread, but that ye should beware of the leaven of the PhariseesCoxe1994: 25 and Sadducees? Then they understood that he spake,Mt. 16, 12. not that they should beware of the leaven of the bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees, which he called leaven.

Mk. 8, 22.Mk. 8, 23.Coxe1994: 26And after that, he came to Bethsaida. And they brought to him a certain7 blindCoxe1994: 27 man, and besought him that he would touch him. And he took the hand of that blind man, and led him out without the village, and spat in his eyes, and laid hisCoxe1994: 28 hand on him,8 and asked him, What seest thou?Mk. 8, 24.Mk. 8, 25.Mk. 8, 26. And that blind man looked intently,Coxe1994: 29 and said unto him, I see men as trees walking. And he placed his handCoxe1994: 30 again on his eyes; and they were restored,9 and he saw everything clearly. And he sent him to his house, and said, Do not enter even into the village, nor tell any man in the village.

Mk. 8, 27a.Mt. 16, 13b.Mt. 16, 14.Coxe1994: 31And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, to the villages of Cæsarea Philippi.Coxe1994: 32 And while he was going in the way, and his disciples alone,10 he asked his disciples,Coxe1994: 33 and said, What do men say of me that I am, the Son of man?11 They said unto him, Some say, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of theCoxe1994: 34, 35 prophets. He said unto them, And ye, what say ye that I am?Mt. 16, 15.Mt. 16, 16.Mt. 16, 17. Simon Cephas answeredCoxe1994: 36 and said, Thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jonah: flesh andCoxe1994: 37 blood hath not revealed it unto thee,Arabic, p. 91 but my Father which is in heaven.Mt. 16, 18. And I say unto Edition: current; Page: [80] thee also, that thou art Cephas,1 and on this rock will I build my church; and theCoxe1994: 38 gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.Mt. 16, 19. To thee will I give the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; andCoxe1994: 39 whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Mt. 16, 20. And he sternly charged his disciples, and warned them that they should not tell any man concerningCoxe1994: 40 him, that he was the Messiah.Mt. 16, 21a.Mk. 8, 31b. And henceforth began Jesus to shew to his disciplesCoxe1994: 41 that he was determined2 to go to Jerusalem, and suffer much, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and of the scribes, and be killed, and on theCoxe1994: 42 third day rise. And he was speaking3 plainly. And Simon Cephas,Mk. 8, 32a.Mt. 16, 22.Mk. 8, 33a.Mt. 16, 23b. as one grievedCoxe1994: 43 for him, said, Far be thou, my Lord, from that. And he turned, and looked uponCoxe1994: 44 his disciples, and rebuked Simon, and said, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou art a stumblingblock unto me: for thou thinkest not of what pertains to God, but of what pertains to men.

Mk. 8, 34a.Lk. 9, 23b.Mk. 8, 35.Lk. 9, 25.Mk. 8, 37.Mk. 8, 38.Coxe1994: 45And Jesus called the multitudes with his disciples, and said unto them, Whosoever would come after me, let him deny himself, and take his cross every day, andCoxe1994: 46 come after me. And whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoeverCoxe1994: 47 loseth his life for my sake, and for the sake of my gospel, shall save it. What shallCoxe1994: 48 a man profit, if he gain all the world, and destroy4 his own life,5 or lose it? or whatCoxe1994: 49 will a man give in ransom for his life?5Arabic, p. 92 Whosoever shall deny me and my sayings in this sinful and adulterous generation, the Son of man also willCoxe1994: 50 deny him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with his holy angels.Mt. 16, 27. For the Son of man is about to6 come in the glory of his Father with his holy angels; and then shall he reward each man according to his works.

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§ 24Mk. 9, 1.Coxe1994: 1And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There be here now some standing that shall not taste death, until they see the kingdom of God come7 with strength, and the Son of man who cometh in his kingdom.Mt. 16, 28b.

Mt. 17, 1.Lk. 9, 29a.Mt. 17, 2b.Lk. 9, 29b.Mk. 9, 3b.Mk. 9, 4.Lk. 9, 31b.Lk. 9, 32.Coxe1994: 2And after six days Jesus took Simon Cephas, and James, and John his brother,Coxe1994: 3 and brought them up into a high mountain, the three of them only. And while theyCoxe1994: 4 were praying, Jesus changed, and became after the fashion of another person; and his face shone like the sun, and his raiment was very white like the snow, and asCoxe1994: 5 the light of lightning, so that nothing on earth can whiten8 like it. And there appearedCoxe1994: 6 unto him Moses and Elijah talking to Jesus. And they thought that the timeCoxe1994: 7 of his decease which was to be accomplished at Jerusalem was come. And Simon and those that were with him were heavy in the drowsiness of sleep; and with effort they roused themselves, and saw his glory, and those two men that were standing with him.Coxe1994: 8 And when they began to depart from him,Arabic, p. 93 Simon said unto Jesus, MyCoxe1994: 9 Master, it is good for us to be here: and if thou wilt, we will make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah;Lk. 9, 33a.Mt. 17, 4b.Lk. 9, 33c.Mk. 9, 6b.Mt. 17, 5a.Lk. 9, 34b.Mt. 17, 5b. not knowingCoxe1994: 10 what he said, because of the fear which took possession of them. And while heCoxe1994: 11 was yet saying that, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And when they saw MosesCoxe1994: 12 and Elijah that they had entered into that cloud, they feared again. And a voice was heard out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, whom I have chosen;Coxe1994: 13 hear ye therefore him. And when this voice was heard, Jesus was found alone.Lk. 9, 36a.Mt. 17, 6.Mt. 17, 7.Mt. 17, 8.Mt. 17, 9.Coxe1994: 14 And the disciples, when they heard the voice, fell on their faces from the fear whichCoxe1994: 15 took hold of them. And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, be notCoxe1994: 16 afraid. And they lifted up their eyes, and saw Jesus as he was.

Coxe1994: 17And when they went down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, and said unto them, Tell not what ye have seen to any man, until the Son of man rise fromCoxe1994: 18 among the dead. And they kept the word within themselves,Mk. 9, 10a.Lk. 9, 36c. and told no man in Edition: current; Page: [81] Coxe1994: 19those days what they had seen. And they reflected among themselves,Mk. 9, 10b.Mk. 9, 11a.Mt. 17, 10b.Mk. 9, 12. What is thisCoxe1994: 20 word which he spake unto us, I, when I am risen from among the dead? And his disciples asked him, and said, What is that which the scribes say, then, that ElijahCoxe1994: 21 must first come? He said unto them, Elijah cometh first to set in order everything, and as it was written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many things,Coxe1994: 22 and be rejected.Arabic, p. 94 But I say unto you, that Elijah is come,Mk. 9, 13. and they knew him not, and have done unto him whatsoever they desired, as it was written of him.Mt. 17, 12b.Mt. 17, 13.Coxe1994: 23, 24 In like manner the Son of man is to suffer of them. Then understood the disciples that he spake unto them concerning John the Baptist.

Mk. 9, 14.Coxe1994: 25And on that day whereon they came down from the mountain, there met him a multitude of many people standing with his disciples, and the scribes were discussingCoxe1994: 26 with them. And the people, when they saw Jesus, were perplexed,1Mk. 9, 15.Lk. 13, 31. and in theCoxe1994: 27 midst of their joy hastened2 and saluted him. And on that day came certain of the Pharisees, and said unto him, Get thee out, and go hence; for Herod seekethCoxe1994: 28 to kill thee. Jesus said unto them, Go ye and say to this fox, Behold,Lk. 13, 32. I am casting out demons, and I heal to-day and to-morrow, and on the third day I am perfected.Coxe1994: 29 Nevertheless I must be watchful3 to-day and to-morrow,Lk. 13, 33. and on the last day I shall depart; for it cannot be that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem.

Lk. 9, 38a.Mt. 17, 14b.Lk. 9, 38b.Lk. 9, 39a.Mt. 17, 15b.Mk. 9, 18a.Mt. 17, 15c.Lk. 9, 39c.Mt. 17, 16.Mt. 17, 17.Coxe1994: 30And after that, there came to him a man from that multitude, and fell upon his knees, and said unto him, I beseech thee, my Lord, look upon my son; he is myCoxe1994: 31 only child: and the spirit cometh upon him suddenly. A lunacy4 hath come uponCoxe1994: 32 him, and he meeteth with evils. And when it cometh upon him, it beateth him about;5Coxe1994: 33 and he foameth, and gnasheth his teeth, and wasteth;6 and many times it hath thrown him into the water and into the fire to destroy him, and it hardly leaveth him afterCoxe1994: 34 bruising him.Arabic, p. 95 And I brought him near to thy disciples, and they couldCoxe1994: 35 not heal him. Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, till when shall I be with you? and till when shall I bear with you? bring thy sonCoxe1994: 36 hither. And he brought him unto him: and when the spirit saw him,Mk. 9, 20.Mk. 9, 21. immediatelyCoxe1994: 37 it beat him about; and he fell upon the ground, and was raging and foaming. And Jesus asked his father, How long is the time during which he hath been thus? HeCoxe1994: 38 said unto him, From his youth until now. But, my Lord,Mk. 9, 22b.Mk. 9, 23.Mk. 9, 24.Mk. 9, 25. help me wherein thouCoxe1994: 39 canst, and have mercy upon me. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe! AllCoxe1994: 40 things are possible to him that believeth. And immediately the father of the childCoxe1994: 41 cried out, weeping, and said, I believe, my Lord; help my lack of faith. And when Jesus saw the hastening of the people, and their coming at the sound, he rebuked that unclean spirit, and said to it, Thou dumb7 spirit that speakest not, I commandCoxe1994: 42 thee,8 come out of him, and enter not again into him. And that spirit, devil,9Mk. 9, 26. cried out much, and bruised him, and came out; and that child fell as one dead, andCoxe1994: 43 many thought that he had died. But Jesus took him by his hand,Mk. 9, 27a.Lk. 9, 42b.Mt. 17, 18b.Lk. 9, 43a. and raised himCoxe1994: 44 up, and gave him to his father; and that child was healed from that hour. And the people all marvelled at the greatness of God.

Mk. 9, 28.Mt. 17, 20.Coxe1994: 45And when Jesus entered into the house, his disciples came, and asked himCoxe1994: 46 privately,10 and said unto him, Why were we not able to heal him? Jesus said unto them,Arabic, p. 96 Because of your unbelief. Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain, Remove hence;Coxe1994: 47 and it shall remove; and nothing shall overcome you.Mk. 9, 29b. But it is impossible to cast out this kind by anything except by fasting and prayer.

Mk. 9, 30.Mk. 9, 31a.Lk. 9, 44a.Mk. 9, 31b.Coxe1994: 48And when he went forth thence, they passed through Galilee; and he would notCoxe1994: 49 that any man should know it.11 And he taught his disciples, and said unto them,Coxe1994: 50 Keep ye these sayings in your ears and your hearts: for the Son of man is to be Edition: current; Page: [82] delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and when he is killed, heCoxe1994: 51 shall rise on the third day. But they knew not the word which he spake unto them,Lk. 9, 45. for it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they feared toCoxe1994: 52 ask him about this word. And they were exceeding sorrowful.Mt. 17, 23b.

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§ 25Lk. 9, 46.Mk. 9, 33.Coxe1994: 1And in that day this thought presented itself to his disciples, and they said, whichCoxe1994: 2 haply should be the greatest among them.1 And when they came to Capernaum, and entered into the house, Jesus said unto them, What were ye considering in theCoxe1994: 3 way among yourselves?Mk. 9, 34a. And they were silent because they had considered that matter.

Mt. 17, 24b.Coxe1994: 4And when Simon went forth without, those that received two dirhams for the tribute came to Cephas, and said unto him, Doth your master not give his twoCoxe1994: 5 dirhams? He said unto them, Yea. And when Cephas entered the house,Mt. 17, 25. Jesus anticipated him, and said unto him, What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom do they receive custom and tribute? from their sons, or fromCoxe1994: 6 strangers?Arabic, p. 97 Simon said unto him, From strangers. Jesus said unto him, Children then are free. Simon said unto him, Yea. Jesus said unto him,Coxe1994: 7 Give thou also unto them, like the stranger. But, lest it trouble them,Mt. 17, 26. go thou to the sea, and cast a hook; and the first fish that cometh up, open its mouth,Mt. 17, 27. and thou shalt find a stater: take therefore that, and give for me and thee.

Mt. 18, 1.Lk. 9, 47a.Mk. 9, 36.Mt. 18, 3.Lk. 9, 48.Mk. 9, 37b.Lk. 9, 48c.Mt. 18, 6.Coxe1994: 8And in that hour came the disciples to Jesus, and said unto him, Who, thinkestCoxe1994: 9 thou, is greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus knew the thought of their heart, and called a2 child, and set him in the midst, and took him in his arms, andCoxe1994: 10 said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye do not return, and become as children,Coxe1994: 11 ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Every one that shall receive in my name such as this child hath received me: and whosoever receiveth me receivethCoxe1994: 12 not me, but him that sent me. And he who is little in your company,3 the sameCoxe1994: 13 shall be great. But whosoever shall injure one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a great millstone4 should be hanged about his neck, and he should be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Lk. 9, 49.Mk. 9, 39.Coxe1994: 14John answered and said, Our Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name;Coxe1994: 15 and we prevented him, because he followed not thee with us. Jesus said unto them, Prevent him not; for no man doeth powers in my name, and can hasten to speak evilCoxe1994: 16, 17 of me. Every one who is not in opposition to you is with you.Lk. 9, 50b.Mt. 18, 7a, c. Woe unto the world because of trials!5 but woe unto that man by whose hand the trials come!Coxe1994: 18 If thy hand or thy foot injure thee,Arabic, p. 98 cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee to enter into life being halt or maimed,Mt. 18, 8. and not that thou shouldest have two hands or two feet, and fall into the hell of fire that burneth6 for ever;Mk. 9, 44.Mt. 18, 9a.Mk. 9, 47b.Coxe1994: 19, 20 where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not quenched. And if thine eye seduce7Coxe1994: 21 thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than that thou shouldest have two eyes, and fall into theCoxe1994: 22, 23 fire of Gehenna; where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not quenched.Mk. 9, 48.Mk. 9, 49.Mk. 9, 50a.Lk. 14, 34b.Lk. 14, 35. EveryCoxe1994: 24 one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. How goodCoxe1994: 25 is salt! but if the salt also be tasteless, wherewith shall it be salted? It is fit neither for the land nor for dung, but they cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let himCoxe1994: 26 hear. Have ye salt in yourselves, and be in peace one with another.Mk. 9, 50c.Mk. 10, 1.

Coxe1994: 27And he arose from thence, and came to the borders of Judæa beyond Jordan: and there went unto him thither great multitudes, and he healed them; and he taughtCoxe1994: 28 them also, according to his custom. And the Pharisees came unto him,Mk. 10, 2.Mk. 10, 3.Mk. 10, 4.Mk. 10, 5a. temptingCoxe1994: 29 him, and asking him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? He said, WhatCoxe1994: 30 did Moses command you? They said, Moses made it allowable for us, saying, WhosoeverCoxe1994: 31 will, let him write a writing of divorcement, and put away his wife. Jesus Edition: current; Page: [83] answered and said unto them, Have ye not read,Mt. 19, 4. He that made them from the beginningCoxe1994: 32 made them male and female, and said,Mt. 19, 5. For this reason shall the man leave his father and his mother,Arabic, p. 99 and cleave to his wife; and they both shall be one body?Coxe1994: 33 So then they are not twain, but one body; the thing, then, which God hathCoxe1994: 34 joined together, let no man put asunder. And those Pharisees said unto him,Mt. 19, 6.Mt. 19, 7. Why did Moses consent1 that a man should give a writing of divorcement and put her away?Coxe1994: 35 Jesus said unto them,Mt. 19, 8.Mt. 19, 9a. Moses because of the hardness of your hearts gave you leaveCoxe1994: 36 to divorce your wives; but in the beginning it was not so. I say unto you, Whosoever putteth away2 his wife without fornication, and marrieth another, hath exposedCoxe1994: 37 her to adultery. And his disciples, when he entered the house,Mk. 10, 10.Mk. 10, 11.Mk. 10, 12.Mt. 19, 9b.Mt. 19, 10. asked him againCoxe1994: 38 about that. And he said unto them, Every one who putteth away his wife, andCoxe1994: 39 marrieth another, hath exposed her to adultery. And any woman that leaveth her husband, and becometh another’s, hath committed adultery. And whosoever marriethCoxe1994: 40 her that is divorced hath committed adultery. And his disciples said unto him, If there be between the man and the woman such a case3 as this, it is not good forCoxe1994: 41 a man to marry. He said unto them, Not every man can endure this saying,Mt. 19, 11.Mt. 19, 12. exceptCoxe1994: 42 him to whom it is given. There are eunuchs which from their mother’s womb4 were born so; and there are eunuchs which through men became eunuchs; and there are eunuchs which made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to be content, let him be content.

Mt. 19, 13a.Mk. 10, 13b.Mk. 10, 14.Coxe1994: 43Then they brought to him children, that he should lay his hand upon them, andCoxe1994: 44 pray: and his disciples were rebuking those that were bringing them. And Jesus saw, and it was distressing to him; and he said unto them, Suffer the children to come unto me,Arabic, p. 100 and prevent them not; for those that are like these haveCoxe1994: 45 the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever receiveth not theCoxe1994: 46 kingdom of God as this child, shall not enter it. And he took them in his arms,Mk. 10, 15.Mk. 10, 16. and laid his hand upon them, and blessed them.

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§ 26Lk. 15, 1.Lk. 15, 2.Coxe1994: 1, 2And there came unto him publicans and sinners to hear his word. And the scribes and the Pharisees murmured, and said, This man receiveth sinners, andCoxe1994: 3 eateth with them. And Jesus, when he beheld their murmuring,Lk. 15, 3.Lk. 15, 4. spake unto themCoxe1994: 4 this parable: What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if one of them were lost, would not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go and seek the straying oneCoxe1994: 5 till he found it? Verily I say unto you, When he findeth it,Mt. 18, 13.Lk. 15, 5b.Lk. 15, 6.Mt. 18, 14. he will rejoice over itCoxe1994: 6 more than over the ninety-nine that went not astray; and bear it on his shoulders, and bring it to his house, and call his friends and neighbours, and say unto them,Coxe1994: 7 Rejoice with me, since I have found my straying sheep. So your Father which is in heaven willeth5 not that one of these little ones that have strayed should perish,Coxe1994: 8 and he seeketh for them repentance. I say unto you,Lk. 15, 7. Thus there shall be rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety-nine righteous persons that do not need repentance.

Lk. 15, 8.Lk. 15, 9.Coxe1994: 9And what woman having ten drachmas would lose one of them, and not light aCoxe1994: 10 lamp, and sweep the house, and seek it with care till she found it; and when she found it, call her friends and neighbours, and say unto them, Rejoice with me, as ICoxe1994: 11 have found my drachma that was lost? I say unto you,Lk. 15, 10. Thus there shall be joy before the angels of God over the one sinner that repenteth,Arabic, p. 101 more than over the ninety-nine righteous persons that do not need repentance.

Lk. 15, 11.Lk. 15, 12.Coxe1994: 12, 13And Jesus spake unto them also another parable: A man had two sons: and the younger son said unto him, My father, give me my portion that belongeth toCoxe1994: 14 me of thy goods. And he divided between them his property.Lk. 15, 13. And after a few days the younger son gathered everything that belonged to him, and went into aCoxe1994: 15 far country, and there squandered his property by living prodigally.Lk. 15, 14. And when he Edition: current; Page: [84] had exhausted everything he had, there occurred a great dearth in that country.Coxe1994: 16 And when he was in want,Lk. 15, 15.Lk. 15, 16. he went and joined himself to one of the people of a cityCoxe1994: 17 of that country; and that man sent him into the field1 to feed the swine. And he used to long to fill his belly with the carob that those swine were eating: and no manCoxe1994: 18 gave him. And when he returned unto himself, he said,Lk. 15, 17. How many hired servants now in my father’s house have bread enough and to spare, while I here perish withCoxe1994: 19 hunger! I will arise and go to my father’s house, and say unto him, My father,Lk. 15, 18.Lk. 15, 19.Lk. 15, 20. ICoxe1994: 20 have sinned in heaven and before thee, and am not worthy now to be called thyCoxe1994: 21 son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But his father saw him while he was at a distance, and was moved with compassionCoxe1994: 22 for him, and ran,2 and fell on his breast,3 and kissed him.Lk. 15, 21. And his son said unto him, My father, I have sinned in heaven and before thee, and am not worthy to beCoxe1994: 23 called thy son. His father said unto his servants, Bring forth a stately robe,Lk. 15, 22.Lk. 15, 23.Lk. 15, 24.Lk. 15, 25. and putCoxe1994: 24 it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and put on him shoes on his feet: and bring andCoxe1994: 25 slay a fatted ox, that we may eat and make merry: for this my son was dead, and isCoxe1994: 26 alive;Arabic, p. 102 and was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.4 Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and drew near to the house,Coxe1994: 27 he heard the sound of many singing.5 And he called one of the lads,Lk. 15, 26.Lk. 15, 27.Lk. 15, 28.Lk. 15, 29. and asked himCoxe1994: 28 what this was. He said unto him, Thy brother hath arrived; and thy father hathCoxe1994: 29 slain a fatted ox, since he hath received him safe and sound.6 And he was angry,Coxe1994: 30 and would not enter; so his father went out, and besought him to enter. And he said to his father, How many years do I serve thee in bondage, and I never transgressed a commandment of thine; and thou hast never given me a kid, that I mightCoxe1994: 31 make merry with my friends? but this thy son,Lk. 15, 30.Lk. 15, 31. when he had squandered thyCoxe1994: 32 property with harlots, and come, thou hast slain for him a fatted ox. His father said unto him, My son, thou art at all times with me, and everything I have isCoxe1994: 33 thine. It behoveth thee to rejoice and make merry, since this thy brother was dead,Lk. 15, 32. and is alive; and was lost, and is found.

Lk. 16, 1.Lk. 16, 2.Coxe1994: 34And he spake a parable unto his disciples: There was a rich man, and he hadCoxe1994: 35 a steward; and he was accused to him that he had squandered his property. So his lord called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear regarding thee? Give me the account of thy stewardship; for it is now impossible that thou shouldestCoxe1994: 36 be a steward for me. The steward said within himself, What shall I do,Lk. 16, 3. seeing that my lord taketh from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; and to beg7 ICoxe1994: 37 am ashamed. I know what I will do, that, when I go out of the stewardship,Lk. 16, 4.Lk. 16, 5.Lk. 16, 6. theyCoxe1994: 38 may receive me into their houses. And he called one after another of his lord’sCoxe1994: 39 debtors, and said to the first, How much owest thou my lord? He said unto him, An hundred portions8 of oil. He said unto him, Take thy writing, and sit down, and writeCoxe1994: 40 quickly fifty portions.8 And he said to the next, And thou,Lk. 16, 7. how much owest thou my lord? He said unto him, An hundred cors of wheat. He said unto him,Lk. 16, 8. TakeCoxe1994: 41 thy writing,Arabic, p. 103 and sit down, and write eighty cors. And our9 lord commended the sinful steward10 because he had done a wise deed; for the childrenCoxe1994: 42 of this world are wiser than the children of the light in this their age.Lk. 16, 9. And I also say unto you, Make unto yourselves friends with the wealth of this unrighteousness;11Coxe1994: 43 so that, when it is exhausted, they may receive you into their tents for ever.Lk. 16, 10. He who is faithful in12 a little is faithful also in much: and he who is unrighteous in aCoxe1994: 44 little is unrighteous also in much.Lk. 16, 11.Lk. 16, 12. If then in the wealth of unrighteousness ye wereCoxe1994: 45 not trustworthy, who will intrust you with the truth?13 If ye are not found faithful in what does not belong to you, who will give you what belongeth to you?

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§ 27Mt. 18, 23.Mt. 18, 24.Coxe1994: 1Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who would make aCoxe1994: 2 reckoning with his servants. And when he began to make it, they brought to him Edition: current; Page: [85] Coxe1994: 3one who owed him ten talents.1 And because he had not wherewith to pay,Mt. 18, 25. his lord ordered that he should be sold, he, and his wife, and children, and all that heCoxe1994: 4 had, and payment be made. So that servant fell down and worshipped him,Mt. 18, 26. and said unto him, My lord, have patience with me, and I shall pay thee everything.Coxe1994: 5 And the lord of that servant had compassion, and released him,Mt. 18, 27.Mt. 18, 28. and forgave him hisCoxe1994: 6 debt. And that servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him a hundred pence;2Arabic, p. 104 and he took him, and dealt severely with him, and saidCoxe1994: 7 unto him, Give me what thou owest. So the fellow-servant fell down at hisCoxe1994: 8 feet, and besought him, and said, Grant me respite, and I will pay thee.Mt. 18, 29.Mt. 18, 30. And he would not; but took him, and cast him into prison, till he should give him his debt.Coxe1994: 9 And when their fellow-servants saw what happened, it distressed them much;Mt. 18, 31.Mt. 18, 32. andCoxe1994: 10 they came and told their lord of all that had taken place. Then his lord called him, and said unto him, Thou wicked servant, all that debt I forgave thee, becauseCoxe1994: 11 thou besoughtest me:Mt. 18, 33.Mt. 18, 34.Mt. 18, 35. was it not then incumbent on thee also to have mercy on thyCoxe1994: 12 fellow-servant, as I had mercy on thee?3 And his lord became wroth, and deliveredCoxe1994: 13 him to the scourgers, till he should pay all that he owed. So shall my Father which is in heaven do unto you, if one forgive not his brother his wrong conduct4 fromCoxe1994: 14 his heart. Take heed within5 yourselves; if thy brother sin, rebuke him;Lk. 17, 3.Lk. 17, 4. and if heCoxe1994: 15 repent, forgive him. And if he act wrongly towards thee seven times in a day, and on that day return seven times unto thee, and say, I repent towards thee; forgive him.Coxe1994: 16 And if thy brother act wrongly towards thee,Mt. 18, 15.Mt. 18, 16. go and reprove him between thee andCoxe1994: 17 him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two,Mt. 18, 17. and so6 at the mouth of two or three every saying shallCoxe1994: 18 be established. And if he listen not to these also, tell the congregation;7 and if he listen not even to the congregation, let him be unto thee as a publican and a Gentile.8Coxe1994: 19 Verily I say unto you, All that ye bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:Mt. 18, 18.Mt. 18, 19.Coxe1994: 20 and what ye loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. I say unto you also, If two of you agree on earth to ask, everything shall9 be granted them from my FatherCoxe1994: 21 which is in heaven.Arabic, p. 105Mt. 18, 20.Mt. 18, 21. For where two or three are gathered in my name, thereCoxe1994: 22 am I amongst them. Then Cephas drew near to him, and said unto him, My Lord, how many times, if my brother act wrongly towards me, should I forgive him?Coxe1994: 23 until seven times? Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven; but,Mt. 18, 22.Lk. 12, 47.Lk. 12, 48. Until seventyCoxe1994: 24 times seven, seven.10 And the servant that knoweth his lord’s will, and maketh notCoxe1994: 25 ready for him according to his will, shall meet with much punishment; but he that knoweth not, and doeth something for which he meriteth punishment, shall meet with slight punishment. Every one to whom much hath been given, much shall be asked of him; and he that hath had much committed to him, much shall beCoxe1994: 26 required at his hand. I came to cast fire upon the earth;Lk. 12, 49.Lk. 12, 50.Mt. 18, 10. and I would that it hadCoxe1994: 27 been kindled already.11 And I have a baptism to be baptized with, and greatly amCoxe1994: 28 I straitened till it be accomplished. See that ye despise not12 one of these little ones that believe in me. Verily I say unto you, Their angels at all times see theCoxe1994: 29 face of my Father which is in heaven.Mt. 18, 11. The Son of man came to save the thing which was lost.

Jo. 7, 1.Lk. 13, 1.Lk. 13, 2.Coxe1994: 30And after that, Jesus walked in Galilee; and he did not like to walk in Judæa,Coxe1994: 31 because the Jews sought to kill him. And there came people who told him ofCoxe1994: 32 the Galilæans, those whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Jesus answered and said unto them, Do ye imagine that those Galilæans were sinnersCoxe1994: 33 more than all the Galilæans, so that this thing has come upon them? Nay.Lk. 13, 3. Verily I say unto you now,13 that ye shall all also, if ye repent not, likewise perish.Coxe1994: 34 Or perchance those eighteen on whom the palace fell in Siloam, and slew them,Lk. 13, 4. do ye imagine that they were to be condemned14 more than all the people that dwellCoxe1994: 35 in Jerusalem?Arabic, p. 106 Nay. Verily I say unto you, If ye do not all repent, ye shall perish like them.Lk. 13, 5.

Coxe1994: 36And he spake unto them this parable:Lk. 13, 6. A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; Edition: current; Page: [86] Lk. 13, 7.Coxe1994: 37and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. So he said to the husbandman, Lo, three years do I come and seek fruit on this fig tree, and findCoxe1994: 38 none: cut it down; why doth it render the ground unoccupied?Lk. 13, 8. The husbandman said unto him, My lord, leave it this year also, that I may dig about it, and dungCoxe1994: 39 it; then if it bear fruit—! and if not, then cut it down in the coming year.Lk. 13, 9.Lk. 13, 10.Lk. 13, 11.Lk. 13, 12.Lk. 13, 13.Lk. 13, 14.Coxe1994: 40And when Jesus was teaching on the sabbath day in one of the synagogues,Coxe1994: 41 there was there a woman that had a spirit of disease eighteen years; and she wasCoxe1994: 42 bowed down, and could not straighten herself at all. And Jesus saw her, and calledCoxe1994: 43 her, and said unto her, Woman, be loosed from thy disease. And he put his handCoxe1994: 44 upon her; and immediately she was straightened, and praised God. And the chief1 of the synagogue answered with anger, because Jesus had healed on a sabbath, and said unto the multitudes, There are six days in which work ought to be done;Coxe1994: 45 come in them and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.Lk. 13, 15. But Jesus answered and said unto him, Ye hypocrites, doth not each of you on the sabbath day looseCoxe1994: 46 his ox or his ass from the manger, and go and water it? Ought not this woman,Lk. 13, 16. who is a daughter of Abraham, and whom the devil2 hath bound eighteen years,Coxe1994: 47 to be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?Lk. 13, 17. And when he said this, they were all put to shame, those standing, who were opposing him:3 and all the people were pleased with all the wonders that proceeded from his hand.

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§ 28Arabic, p. 107Coxe1994: 1, 2And at that time the feast of tabernacles of the Jews drew near. So the brethren of Jesus said unto him, Remove now hence, and go to Judæa, thatCoxe1994: 3 thy disciples may see the deeds that thou doest.Jo. 7, 2.Jo. 7, 3. For no man doeth a thing secretlyCoxe1994: 4 and wisheth to be apparent. If thou doest this, shew thyself to the world.Jo. 7, 4.Jo. 7, 5.Jo. 7, 6. ForCoxe1994: 5 up to this time not even the brethren of Jesus believed on him. Jesus said unto them, My time till now has not arrived; but as for you, your time is alway ready.Coxe1994: 6 It is not possible for the world to hate you; but me it hateth,Jo. 7, 7.Jo. 7, 8.Jo. 7, 9. for I bear witnessCoxe1994: 7 against it, that its deeds are evil. As for you, go ye up unto this feast: but I goCoxe1994: 8 not up now to this feast; for my time has not yet been completed. He said this, and remained behind in Galilee.

Jo. 7, 10a.Mt. 19, 1b.Mt. 19, 2.Jo. 7, 10b.Jo. 7, 11.Jo. 7, 12.Coxe1994: 9But when his brethren went up unto the feast, he journeyed from Galilee, andCoxe1994: 10 came to the borders of Judæa, to the country beyond Jordan; and there came afterCoxe1994: 11 him great multitudes, and he healed them all there. And he went out, and proceededCoxe1994: 12 to the feast, not openly, but as one that conceals himself. And the Jews sought himCoxe1994: 13 at the feast, and said, In what place is this man? And there occurred much murmuring there in the great multitude that came to the feast, on his account. ForCoxe1994: 14 some said, He is good; and others said, Nay, but he leadeth the people astray.Jo. 7, 13. But no man spake of him openly for fear of the Jews.

Arabic, p. 108Coxe1994: 15But when the days of the feast of tabernacles were half over, Jesus wentCoxe1994: 16 up to the temple, and taught. And the Jews wondered, and said, How dothCoxe1994: 17 this man know writing,5 seeing he hath not learned? Jesus answered and said,Jo. 7, 14.Jo. 7, 15.Jo. 7, 16.Jo. 7, 17. My doctrine6Coxe1994: 18 is not mine, but his that sent me. Whoever wisheth to do his will understandeth my doctrine,6 whether it be from God, or whether I speak of mine own accord.Coxe1994: 19 Whosoever speaketh of his own accord seeketh praise for himself;Jo. 7, 18. but whosoever seeketh praise for him that sent him, he is true,Jo. 7, 19.Jo. 7, 20.Jo. 7, 21.Jo. 7, 22. and unrighteousness in his heartCoxe1994: 20 there is none. Did not Moses give you the law, and no man of you keepeth theCoxe1994: 21 law? Why seek ye to kill me? The multitude answered and said unto him, ThouCoxe1994: 22 hast demons:7 who seeketh to kill thee? Jesus answered and said unto them, I didCoxe1994: 23 one deed, and ye all marvel because of this. Moses hath given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but it is from the fathers); and ye on the sabbath Edition: current; Page: [87] Coxe1994: 24circumcise a man. And if a man is circumcised on the sabbath day,Jo. 7, 23. that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I healed on the sabbathCoxe1994: 25 day the whole man? Judge not with hypocrisy, but judge righteous judgement.Jo. 7, 24.Jo. 7, 25.Jo. 7, 26.Jo. 7, 27.Coxe1994: 26And some people from Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to slay?Coxe1994: 27 And lo, he discourseth with them openly, and they say nothing unto him. ThinkCoxe1994: 28 you that our elders have learned that this is the Messiah indeed? But this man is1 known whence he is; and the Messiah, when he cometh, no man knoweth whenceCoxe1994: 29 he is. So Jesus lifted up his voice as he taught in the temple, and said,Jo. 7, 28. Ye both know me, and know whence I am; and of my own accord am I not come, but heCoxe1994: 30 that sent me is true,Arabic, p. 109 he whom ye know not: but I know him; for I amCoxe1994: 31 from him, and he sent me. And they sought to seize him: and no manCoxe1994: 32 laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.Jo. 7, 29.Jo. 7, 30.Jo. 7, 31. But many of the multitude believed on him; and they said, The Messiah, when he cometh, can it be that he will do more than these signs that this man doeth?

Lk. 12, 13.Lk. 12, 14.Lk. 12, 15.Coxe1994: 33And a man of that multitude said unto our Lord, Teacher, say to my brotherCoxe1994: 34 that he divide with me the inheritance. Jesus said unto him, Man, who is it thatCoxe1994: 35 appointed me over you as a judge and divider? And he said unto his disciples, Take heed within yourselves of all inordinate desire; for it is not in abundance ofCoxe1994: 36 possessions that life shall be. And he gave them this parable:Lk. 12, 16.Lk. 12, 17.Lk. 12, 18. The ground of aCoxe1994: 37 rich man brought forth abundant produce: and he pondered within himself, andCoxe1994: 38 said, What shall I do, since I have no place to store my produce? And he said, I will do this: I will pull down the buildings of my barns, and build them, and makeCoxe1994: 39 them greater; and store there all my wheat and my goods.Lk. 12, 19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid by for many years; take thine ease, eat,Coxe1994: 40 drink, enjoy thyself. God said unto him, O thou of little intelligence,Lk. 12, 20. this night shall thy soul be taken from thee; and this that thou hast prepared, whose shall itCoxe1994: 41 be? So is he that layeth up treasures for himself, and is not rich in God.Lk. 12, 21.Mk. 10, 17.Coxe1994: 42And while Jesus was going in the way, there came near to him a young man2 of the rulers,3 and fell on his knees, and asked him, and said, Good Teacher, what isCoxe1994: 43 it that I must do that I may have eternal life? Jesus said unto him,Mk. 10, 18.Mk. 10, 19a.Mt. 19, 17b.Mt. 19, 18a. Why callest thouCoxe1994: 44 me good, while there is none good but the one, even God?4 Thou knowest the commandments.5Coxe1994: 45 If thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.5 The young man said unto him,Arabic, p. 110 Which of the commandments?6 Jesus said unto him,Coxe1994: 46 Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not kill,Mk. 10, 19b. Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not do injury, Honour thy fatherCoxe1994: 47 and thy mother: and, Love thy neighbour as thyself.Mt. 19, 19b.Mt. 19, 20.Mk. 10, 21a.Mt. 19, 21b. That young man said untoCoxe1994: 48 him, All these have I kept from my youth: what then is it that I lack? And JesusCoxe1994: 49 looked intently at him, and loved him, and said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, what thou lackest is one thing:7 go away and sell everything that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and take thyCoxe1994: 50 cross, and follow me. And that young man frowned at this word,Mt. 19, 22a.Lk. 18, 23b.Lk. 18, 24a.Mk. 10, 23. and went awayCoxe1994: 51 feeling sad; for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw his sadness, he looked towards his disciples, and said unto them, How hard it is for them that have possessions to enter the kingdom of God!

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§ 29Mt. 19, 23.Mt. 19, 24.Mk. 10, 24.Coxe1994: 1Verily I say unto you, It is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom ofCoxe1994: 2 heaven. And I say unto you also, that it is easier for a camel to enter the eye ofCoxe1994: 3 a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. And the disciples were wondering at these sayings. And Jesus answered and said unto them again, My children, how hard it is for those that rely on their possessions to enter theCoxe1994: 4 kingdom of God! And those that were listening wondered more,Mk. 10, 26.Mk. 10, 27. and said amongstCoxe1994: 5 themselves, being agitated,8 Who, thinkest thou, can be saved? And Jesus looked at Edition: current; Page: [88] them intently,Arabic, p. 111 and said unto them, With men this is not possible, but with God it is:Coxe1994: 6 it is possible for God to do everything. Simon Cephas said unto him, Lo, we have left everything, and followed thee;Lk. 18, 28.Mt. 19, 27b.Mt. 19, 28. what is it, thinkest thou, that weCoxe1994: 7 shall have? Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, Ye that have followed me, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye alsoCoxe1994: 8 shall sit on twelve thrones, and shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel.Mk. 10, 29b. Verily I say unto you, No man leaveth houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or kinsfolk, or lands, because of the kingdom of God, or for myCoxe1994: 9 sake, and the sake of my gospel,Lk. 18, 30.Mk. 10, 30b. who shall not obtain1 many times as much in thisCoxe1994: 10 time, and in the world to come inherit eternal life: and now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecution;Coxe1994: 11 and in the world to come everlasting life.Mk. 10, 31. Many that are first shall be last,2 and that are last shall be first.

Coxe1994: 12And when the Pharisees heard all this,Lk. 16, 14.Lk. 16, 15. because of their love for wealth theyCoxe1994: 13 scoffed at him. And Jesus knew what was in their hearts, and said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves before men; while God knows your hearts: the thing that is lofty with men is base before God.

Coxe1994: 14And he began to say, A certain man was rich,Lk. 16, 19.Lk. 16, 20.Lk. 16, 21. and wore silk and purple, and enjoyedCoxe1994: 15 himself every day in splendour: and there was a poor man named Lazarus, andCoxe1994: 16 he was cast down at the door of the rich man,Arabic, p. 112 afflicted with sores, and he longed to fill his belly with the crumbs that fell from the table of that rich man; yea,Coxe1994: 17 even3 the dogs used to come and lick his sores.Lk. 16, 22. And it happened that that poor man died, and the angels conveyed him into the bosom of Abraham: and theCoxe1994: 18 rich man also died, and was buried. And while he was being tormented in Hades,Lk. 16, 23.Lk. 16, 24.Coxe1994: 19 he lifted up his eyes from afar, and saw Abraham with4 Lazarus in his bosom. And he called with a loud voice, and said, My father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to wet the tip of his finger with water, and moisten my tongueCoxe1994: 20 for me; for, behold, I am burned in this flame. Abraham said unto him,Lk. 16, 25. My son, remember that thou receivedst thy good things in thy life, and Lazarus his afflictions:Coxe1994: 21 but now, behold, he is at rest here, and thou art tormented.Lk. 16, 26. And in addition to all this, there is between us and you a great abyss placed, so that they that would cross unto you from hence cannot, nor yet from thence do they cross untoCoxe1994: 22 us. He said unto him, Then I beseech thee, my father,Lk. 16, 27.Lk. 16, 28.Lk. 16, 29.Lk. 16, 30.Lk. 16, 31. to send him to my father’sCoxe1994: 23 house; for I have five brethren; let him go, that they also sin not,5 and come toCoxe1994: 24 the abode of this torment.6 Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and theCoxe1994: 25 prophets; let them hear them. He said unto him, Nay,7 my father Abraham: butCoxe1994: 26 let a man from the dead go unto them, and they will repent. Abraham said unto him, If they listen neither to Moses nor to the prophets, neither if a man from the dead rose would they believe him.

Coxe1994: 27The kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a householder,Mt. 20, 1.Mt. 20, 2.Mt. 20, 3.Mt. 20, 4. which went out earlyCoxe1994: 28 in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. And he agreed with the labourers onCoxe1994: 29 one penny a day for each labourer, and he sent them into his vineyard. And he wentCoxe1994: 30 out in three hours,Arabic, p. 113 and saw others standing in the market idle. He said unto them, Go ye also into my vineyard, and what is right I will pay you.Coxe1994: 31 And they went. And he went out also at the sixth and the ninth hour,Mt. 20, 5.Mt. 20, 6. and did likewise,Coxe1994: 32 and sent them. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said unto them, Why are ye standing the whole day idle?Coxe1994: 33 They said unto him, Because no one hath hired us. He said unto them,Mt. 20, 7.Mt. 20, 8. Go yeCoxe1994: 34 also into the vineyard, and what is right ye shall receive. So when evening came, the lord of the vineyard said unto his steward, Call the labourers, and pay themCoxe1994: 35 their wages; and begin with the later ones, and end with the former ones.Mt. 20, 9.Mt. 20, 10. AndCoxe1994: 36 those of eleven hours8 came, and received each a penny. When therefore the first came, they supposed that they should receive something more; and they alsoCoxe1994: 37 received each a penny. And when they received it,Mt. 20, 11. they spake angrily against the Edition: current; Page: [89] Coxe1994: 38householder, and said, These last worked one hour,Mt. 20, 12.Mt. 20, 13. and thou hast made them equalCoxe1994: 39 with us, who have suffered the heat of the day, and its burden. He answered and said unto one of them, My friend, I do thee no wrong: was it not for a penny thatCoxe1994: 40 thou didst bargain with me? Take what is thine, and go thy way;Mt. 20, 14.Mt. 20, 15.Mt. 20, 16. for I wish toCoxe1994: 41 give this last as I have given thee. Or am I not entitled to do with what is mine1Coxe1994: 42 what I choose? Or is thine eye perchance evil, because I am good? Thus shall the last ones be first, and the first last. The called are many, and the chosen are few.

Coxe1994: 43And when Jesus entered into the house of one of the chiefs of the Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day,Lk. 14, 1. and they were watching him to see what he wouldCoxe1994: 44, 45 do, and there was before him a man which had the dropsy,Lk. 14, 2.Lk. 14, 3.Lk. 14, 4. Jesus answered andCoxe1994: 46 said unto the scribes and the Pharisees, Is it lawful on the sabbath to heal? But they were silent. So he took him, and healed him, and sent him away.Coxe1994: 47 And he said unto them,Arabic, p. 114 Which of you shall have his son or his ox fall on the sabbath day into a well, and not lift him up straightway,Lk. 14, 5. and draw water forCoxe1994: 48 him? And they were not able to answer him a word to that.Lk. 14, 6.

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§ 30Lk. 14, 7.Lk. 14, 8.Coxe1994: 1And he spake a parable unto those which were bidden there, because he sawCoxe1994: 2 them choose the places that were in the highest part of the sitting room: When a man invites thee to a feast, do not go and sit at the head of the room; lest thereCoxe1994: 3 be there a man more honourable than thou,Lk. 14, 9. and he that invited you come and say unto thee, Give the place to this man: and thou be ashamed when thou risest andCoxe1994: 4 takest2 another place. But when thou art invited, go and sit last;Lk. 14, 10. so that when he that invited thee cometh, he may say unto thee, My friend, go up higher: andCoxe1994: 5 thou shalt have praise before all that were invited with thee.Lk. 14, 11. For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and every one that abaseth himself shall be exalted.

Coxe1994: 6And he said also to him that had invited him,Lk. 14, 12. When thou makest a feast3 or a banquet,3 do not invite thy friends, nor even thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor thyCoxe1994: 7 rich neighbours; lest haply they also invite thee, and thou have this reward.Lk. 14, 13. But when thou makest a feast, invite the poor, and those with withered hand, and theCoxe1994: 8 lame, and the blind: and blessed art thou,Lk. 14, 14.Lk. 14, 15. since they have not the means to rewardCoxe1994: 9 thee; that thy reward may be at the rising of the righteous. And when one of them that were invited heard that, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

Coxe1994: 10, 11Jesus answered again in parables, and said,Mt. 22, 1.Mt. 22, 2.Lk. 14, 16b.Lk. 14, 17.Mt. 22, 3b.Lk. 14, 18. The kingdom of heaven hath been likened to4 a certain king, which made a feast5 for his son, and prepared aCoxe1994: 12 great banquet,6 and invited many: and he sent his servants at the time of the feast to inform them that were invited,Arabic, p. 115 Everything is made ready for you; come. AndCoxe1994: 13 they would not come, but began all of them with one voice to make excuse. And the first said unto them, Say to him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go outCoxe1994: 14 to see it: I pray thee to release7 me, for I ask to be excused.Lk. 14, 19. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them: I pray theeCoxe1994: 15 to release me, for I ask to be excused. And another said, I have married a wife,Lk. 14, 20.Mt. 22, 4.Coxe1994: 16 and therefore I cannot come. And the king sent also other servants, and said, Say to those that were invited, that my feast is ready, and my oxen and my fatlings areCoxe1994: 17 slain, and everything is ready: come to the feast. But they made light of it,Mt. 22, 5.Mt. 22, 6.Lk. 14, 21a.Mt. 22, 7. andCoxe1994: 18 went, one to his field, and another to his merchandise: and the rest took hisCoxe1994: 19 servants, and entreated them shamefully, and killed them. And one of the servantsCoxe1994: 20 came, and informed his lord of what had happened. And when the king heard, he became angry, and sent his armies; and they destroyed those murderers, andCoxe1994: 21 burned their cities. Then he said to his servants, The feast is prepared,Mt. 22, 8.Lk. 14, 21c. but thoseCoxe1994: 22 that were invited were not worthy. Go out quickly into the markets and into the Edition: current; Page: [90] partings of the ways of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and those with pains, and the lame, and the blind. And the servants did as the king commanded them.Coxe1994: 23 And they came, and said unto him, Our lord,Lk. 14, 22.Lk. 14, 23a.Mt. 22, 9b.Lk. 14, 23b.Lk. 14, 24. we have done all that thou commandedstCoxe1994: 24 us, and there is here still room. So the lord said unto his servants, Go out into the roads, and the ways, and the paths, and every one that ye find, inviteCoxe1994: 25 to the feast,Arabic, p. 116 and constrain them to enter, till my house is1 filled. I say unto you, that no one of those people that were invited shall taste of my feast.Coxe1994: 26 And those servants went out into the roads, and gathered all that they found,Mt. 22, 10.Mt. 22, 11.Mt. 22, 12. good andCoxe1994: 27 bad: and the banquet-house was filled with guests. And the king entered to see thoseCoxe1994: 28 who were seated, and he saw there a man not wearing a festive garment: and he said unto him, My friend, how didst thou come in here not having on festive garments?Coxe1994: 29 And he was silent. Then the king said to the servants,Mt. 22, 13. Bind his hands and his feet, and put him forth into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping andCoxe1994: 30 gnashing of teeth. The called are many; and the chosen, few.Mt. 22, 14.Jo. 5, 1a.Lk. 17, 11.Lk. 17, 12.Lk. 17, 13.Lk. 17, 14.

Coxe1994: 31And after that, the time of the feast of unleavened bread of the Jews arrived,Coxe1994: 32 and Jesus went out to go to Jerusalem. And as he went in the way, there met himCoxe1994: 33 ten persons who were lepers, and stood afar off: and they lifted up their voice, andCoxe1994: 34 said, Our Master, Jesus, have mercy upon us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go and shew yourselves unto the priests. And when they went, theyCoxe1994: 35 were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw himself cleansed, returned,Lk. 17, 15.Lk. 17, 16.Lk. 17, 17.Lk. 17, 18. andCoxe1994: 36 was praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face before the feet ofCoxe1994: 37 Jesus, giving him thanks: and this man was a Samaritan. Jesus answered and said,Coxe1994: 38 Were not those that were cleansed ten? where then are the nine? Not one of them turned aside to come and praise God, but this man who is of a strangeCoxe1994: 39 people. He said unto him, Arise, and go thy way;Lk. 17, 19. for thy faith hath given thee life.2

Coxe1994: 40And while they were going up in the way to Jerusalem, Jesus went in front of them;Mk. 10, 32. and they wondered, and followed him fearing. And he took his twelve disciples apart,Lk. 18, 31b.Coxe1994: 41 and began to tell them privately3 what was about to befall him. And he said unto them,Arabic, p. 117 We are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things shall be fulfilledCoxe1994: 42 that are written in the prophets concerning the Son of man. He shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes;Mk. 10, 33b. and they shall condemn him to death,Coxe1994: 43 and deliver him to the peoples;4 and they shall treat him shamefully,Mk. 10, 34a.Lk. 18, 33.Lk. 18, 34. and scourgeCoxe1994: 44 him, and spit in his face, and humble him,5 and crucify him, and slay him: and onCoxe1994: 45 the third day he shall rise. But they understood not one thing of this; but this word was hidden from them, and they did not perceive these things that were addressed to them.

Coxe1994: 46Then came near to him the mother of the (two) sons of Zebedee,Mt. 20, 20.Mt. 20, 21a.Mk. 10, 35. she and her (two) sons, and worshipped him, and asked of him a certain thing. And he saidCoxe1994: 47 unto her, What wouldest thou? And James and John, her two sons, came forward, and said unto him, Teacher, we would that all that we ask thou wouldestCoxe1994: 48 do unto us. He said unto them,6 What would ye that I should do unto you?Mk. 10, 36.Mk. 10, 37.Mk. 10, 38.Coxe1994: 49 They said unto him, Grant us that we may sit, the one on thy right, and the otherCoxe1994: 50 on thy left, in thy kingdom and thy glory. And Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am to drink? and with theCoxe1994: 51 baptism that I am to be baptized with, will ye be baptized?Mk. 10, 39. And they said unto him, We are able. Jesus said unto them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; andCoxe1994: 52 with the baptism wherewith I am baptized ye shall be baptized:Mk. 10, 40. but that ye should sit on my right and on my left is not mine to give; but it is for him for whom my Father hath prepared it.

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§ 31Mk. 10, 41.Mk. 10, 42.Coxe1994: 1And when the ten heard, they were moved with anger against James and John.Coxe1994: 2 And Jesus called them, and said unto them, Yet know that the rulers of the nations Edition: current; Page: [91] Coxe1994: 3are their lords; and their great men are set in authority over them.Mk. 10, 43. Not thus shall it be amongst you:Arabic, p. 118 but he amongst you that would be great, let him be to you aCoxe1994: 4 servant; and however of you would be first,1Mk. 10, 44.Mt. 20, 28.Lk. 13, 22.Lk. 13, 23. let him be to every man aCoxe1994: 5 bond-servant: even as the Son of man also came not to be served, but to serve, andCoxe1994: 6 to give himself a ransom in place of the many. He said this, and was going aboutCoxe1994: 7 the villages and the cities, and teaching; and he went to Jerusalem. And a man asked him, Are those that shall be saved few? Jesus answered and said untoCoxe1994: 8 them, Strive ye to enter at the narrow door: I say unto you now,Lk. 13, 24.Lk. 13, 25. that many shallCoxe1994: 9 seek to enter, and shall not be able2—from the time when the master of the house riseth, and closeth the door, and ye shall be standing without, and shall knock at the door, and shall begin to say, Our lord, open unto us; and he shall answer andCoxe1994: 10 say, I say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: and ye shall begin to say,Lk. 13, 26.Lk. 13, 27.Coxe1994: 11 Before thee we did eat and drink, and in our markets didst thou teach; and he shall say unto you, I know you not whence ye are; depart3 from me, ye servantsCoxe1994: 12 of untruth. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye see Abraham,Lk. 13, 28. and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, while ye areCoxe1994: 13 put forth without. And they shall come from the east and the west,Lk. 13, 29.Lk. 13, 30. and from theCoxe1994: 14 north and the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And there shall then be last that have become first, and first that have become last.

Coxe1994: 15, 16And when Jesus entered and passed through Jericho,Lk. 19, 1.Lk. 19, 2.Lk. 19, 3. there was a man named Zacchæus,Coxe1994: 17 rich, and chief of the publicans. And he desired to see Jesus who he was; and he was not able for the pressure of the crowd, because Zacchæus was little of stature.Coxe1994: 18 And he hastened,Arabic, p. 119 and went before Jesus, and went up into an unripe figCoxe1994: 19 tree4 to see Jesus: for he was to pass thus. And when Jesus came to that place, he saw him, and said unto him, Make haste,Lk. 19, 4.Lk. 19, 5. and come down, Zacchæus:Coxe1994: 20 to-day I must be in thy house. And he hastened, and came down,Lk. 19, 6.Lk. 19, 7.Lk. 19, 8. and receivedCoxe1994: 21 him joyfully. And when they all saw, they murmured, and said, He hath gone inCoxe1994: 22 and lodged with a man that is a sinner. So Zacchæus stood, and said unto Jesus, My Lord, now half of my possessions I give to the poor, and what I have unjustlyCoxe1994: 23 taken5 from every man I give him fourfold. Jesus said unto him,Lk. 19, 9.Lk. 19, 10. To-day is salvationCoxe1994: 24 come to this house, because this man also is a6 son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and save the thing that was lost.

Coxe1994: 25Lk. 18, 35a.7Mt. 20, 29b.Lk. 18, 35b.Mk. 10, 46b.Lk. 18, 36.Lk. 18, 37.Mk. 10, 47a.Lk. 18, 38.Lk. 18, 39a.Mk. 10, 48b.Mk. 10, 49.And when Jesus went out of Jericho, he and his disciples, there came after himCoxe1994: 26 a great multitude. And there was a blind man sitting by the way side begging.Coxe1994: 27 And his name was Timæus, the son of Timæus. And he heard the sound of theCoxe1994: 28 multitude passing, and asked, Who is this? They said unto him, Jesus the NazareneCoxe1994: 29 passeth by. And when he heard that it was Jesus, he called out with a loudCoxe1994: 30 voice, and said, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And those that went before Jesus were rebuking him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried theCoxe1994: 31 more, and said, Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded that they should call him. And they called the blind man, and said untoCoxe1994: 32 him, Be of good courage, and rise; for, behold, he calleth thee. And the blindCoxe1994: 33 man threw away his garment, and rose, and came to Jesus.Mk. 10, 50.Mk. 10, 51. Jesus said unto him, What dost thou wish that I should do unto thee? And that blind man said unto him, My Lord and Master, that my eyes may be opened, so that I may see thee.8Coxe1994: 34 And Jesus had compassion on him,Arabic, p. 120 and touched his eyes, and said untoCoxe1994: 35 him. See; for thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight,9 and came after him, and praised God;Mt. 20, 34a.Lk. 18, 42b.Lk. 18, 43. and all the people that saw praised God.

Coxe1994: 36And he spake a parable because he was nearing10 Jerusalem,Lk. 19, 11b.Lk. 19, 12. and they supposedCoxe1994: 37 that at that time the kingdom of God was about to appear. He said unto them, A man, a son of a great race, went into a far country, to receive a kingdom,Lk. 19, 13. andCoxe1994: 38 return. And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten shares, and said unto Edition: current; Page: [92] Coxe1994: 39them, Trade till the time of my coming. But the people of his city hated him,Lk. 19, 14.Lk. 19, 15. andCoxe1994: 40 sent messengers after him, and said, We will not that this man reign over us. And when he had received a1 kingdom, and returned, he said that the servants to whom he had given the money should be called unto him, that he might know what eachCoxe1994: 41 of them had traded. And the first came, and said, My lord,Lk. 19, 16.Lk. 19, 17.Lk. 19, 18.Lk. 19, 19.Lk. 19, 20.Lk. 19, 21. thy share hath gainedCoxe1994: 42 ten shares. The king said unto him, Thou good and faithful servant, who hastCoxe1994: 43 been found faithful in a little, be thou set over ten districts. And the second came,Coxe1994: 44 and said, My lord, thy portion hath gained five portions. And he said unto himCoxe1994: 45 also, And thou shalt be set over five districts. And another came, and said, MyCoxe1994: 46 lord, here is thy portion, which was with me laid by in a napkin: I feared thee, because thou art a hard man, and takest what thou didst not leave, and seekestCoxe1994: 47 what thou didst not give, and reapest what thou didst not sow.Lk. 19, 22. His lord said unto him, From thy mouth shall I judge thee, thou wicked and idle servant, who wast untrustworthy. Thou knewest that I am a hard man, and take what I did notCoxe1994: 48 leave, and reap what I did not sow: why didst thou not put my money at usury,Lk. 19, 23.Lk. 19, 24.Coxe1994: 49 and so I might come and seek it, with its gains? And he said unto those that were standing in front of him, Take from him the share,Lk. 19, 25.Lk. 19, 26. and give it to him that hathCoxe1994: 50, 51 ten shares. They said unto him, Our lord, he hath ten shares. He said unto them,Arabic, p. 121 I say unto you, Every one that hath shall be given unto; andCoxe1994: 52 he that hath not, that which he hath also shall be taken from him.Lk. 19, 27. And those mine enemies who would not that I should reign over them, bring them, and slay them before me.

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§ 32Mt. 21, 12a.Jo. 2, 14a.Mt. 21, 12l.Jo. 2, 14b.Coxe1994: 1And when Jesus entered Jerusalem, he went up to the temple of God, and foundCoxe1994: 2 there oxen and sheep and doves. And when he beheld those that sold and those that bought, and the money-changers sitting, he made for himself a scourge of rope, and drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep and the oxen, and the money-changers; and he threw down their money, and upset their tables,Mt. 21, 12c.Mt. 21, 13. and the seats ofCoxe1994: 3 them that sold the doves; and he was teaching, and saying unto them, Is it not written, My house is a house of prayer for all peoples? and ye have made it a denCoxe1994: 4 for robbers. And he said unto those that sold the doves,Jo. 2, 16.Mk. 11, 16.Jo. 2, 17.Jo. 2, 18.Jo. 2, 19.Jo. 2, 20. Take this hence, andCoxe1994: 5 make not my Father’s house a house of merchandise. And he suffered not anyCoxe1994: 6 one to carry vessels inside the temple. And his disciples remembered the scripture,Coxe1994: 7 The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up. The Jews answered and said unto him,Coxe1994: 8 What sign hast thou shewn us, that thou doest this? Jesus answered and said untoCoxe1994: 9 them, Destroy this temple, and I shall raise it in three days. The Jews said unto him, This temple was built in forty-six years, and wilt thou raise it in three days?Coxe1994: 10 But he spake unto them of the temple of his body, that when2 they destroyed it,Jo. 2, 21.Jo. 2, 22. heCoxe1994: 11 would raise it in three days. When therefore he rose from among the dead,Arabic, p. 122 his disciples remembered that he said this; and they believed the scriptures, and the word that Jesus spake.

Coxe1994: 12And when Jesus sat down over against the treasury,Mk. 12, 41. he observed how the multitudes were casting their offerings into the treasury: and many rich men wereCoxe1994: 13, 14 throwing in much. And there came a poor widow, and cast in two mites.Mk. 12, 42a.Lk. 21, 3. And Jesus called his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poorCoxe1994: 15 widow cast into the treasury more than all the people: and all of these cast into the place of the offering of God3 of the superfluity of their wealth;Mk. 12, 44. while this woman of her want threw in all that she possessed.

Coxe1994: 16And he spake unto them this parable,Lk. 18, 9.Lk. 18, 10.Lk. 18, 11. concerning people who trusted in themselvesCoxe1994: 17 that they are righteous, and despised every man: Two men went up to theCoxe1994: 18 temple to pray; one of them a Pharisee, and the other a publican. And the Pharisee stood apart,4 and prayed thus, O Lord, I thank thee, since I am not like the rest of men, the unjust, the profligate, the extortioners, or even like this publican; Edition: current; Page: [93] Coxe1994: 19but I fast two days a week, and tithe all my possessions.1Lk. 18, 12.Lk. 18, 13. And the publican wasCoxe1994: 20 standing at a distance, and he would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but wasCoxe1994: 21 beating upon his breast, and saying, O Lord, have mercy on me, me the sinner.Lk. 18, 14. I say unto you, that this man went down justified to his house more than the Pharisee. Every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and every one that abaseth himself shall be exalted.

Arabic, p. 123Coxe1994: 22And when eventide was come, he left all the people, and went outside theCoxe1994: 23 city to Bethany, he and his twelve, and he remained there. And all the people, because they knew the place, came to him,Mk. 11, 19a.Mt. 21, 17.Lk. 9, 11. and he received them; and them thatCoxe1994: 24 had need of healing he healed. And on the morning of the next day,Mk. 11, 12.Mk. 11, 13. when he returnedCoxe1994: 25 to the city from Bethany, he hungered. And he saw a2 fig tree at a distance on the beaten highway, having on it leaves. And he came unto it, expecting to find something on it; and when he came, he found nothing on it but the leaves—it3 was notCoxe1994: 26 the season of figs—and he said unto it,Mk. 11, 14. Henceforward for ever let no man eat fruit of thee. And his disciples heard.

Coxe1994: 27And they came to Jerusalem.Mk. 11, 15a.Jo. 3, 1.Jo. 3, 2. And there was there a man of the Pharisees,Coxe1994: 28 named Nicodemus, ruler of the Jews. This man came unto Jesus by night, and said unto him, My Master, we know that thou hast been sent from God as a teacher; and no man can do these signs that thou doest, except him whom God isCoxe1994: 29 with. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,Jo. 3, 3.Jo. 3, 4. If a manCoxe1994: 30 be not born a second time, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man who is old be born? can he, think you,Jo. 3, 5. return again toCoxe1994: 31 his mother’s womb a second time, to enter and be born? Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, If a man be not born of water and the Spirit,Coxe1994: 32 he cannot enter the kingdom of God. For he that is born of flesh is flesh;Jo. 3, 6.Jo. 3, 7.Jo. 3, 8. and he thatCoxe1994: 33 is born of Spirit is spirit. Wonder not that I said unto thee that ye must be born aCoxe1994: 34 second time.Arabic, p. 124 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest its voice, but thou knowest not from what place it cometh, nor whither it goeth: soCoxe1994: 35 is every man that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him,Jo. 3, 9.Jo. 3, 10.Jo. 3, 11.Jo. 3, 12.Coxe1994: 36 How can that be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou teaching4 Israel,Coxe1994: 37 and yet knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, What we knowCoxe1994: 38 we say, and what we have seen we witness; and ye receive not our witness. If I said unto you what is on earth, and ye believed not, how then, if I say unto youCoxe1994: 39 what is in heaven, will ye believe? And no man hath ascended up into heaven,Jo. 3, 13. except him that descended from heaven, the Son of man, which is in heaven.Coxe1994: 40 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,Jo. 3, 14.Jo. 3, 15.Jo. 3, 16. so is the Son of man to beCoxe1994: 41 lifted up; so that every man who may believe in him may not perish, but haveCoxe1994: 42 eternal life. God so loved the world, that5 he should give his only Son; and so every one that believeth on him should not perish, but should have eternal life.Coxe1994: 43 God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world;Jo. 3, 17.Jo. 3, 18. but that the world mightCoxe1994: 44 be saved by his hand. He that believeth in him shall not be judged: but he that believeth not is condemned beforehand,Jo. 3, 19. because he hath not believed in the nameCoxe1994: 45 of the only Son, the Son of God.6 This is the judgment, that the light came into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the light;Jo. 3, 20.Jo. 3, 21. because their deedsCoxe1994: 46 were evil. Whosoever doeth evil deeds hateth the light, and cometh not to theCoxe1994: 47 light, lest his deeds be reproved. But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be known, that they have been done in God.

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§ 33Arabic, p. 125Coxe1994: 1And when evening came, Jesus went forth outside of the city, he and hisCoxe1994: 2 disciples. And as they passed in the morning, the disciples saw that fig treeCoxe1994: 3 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 dryCoxe1994: 4 up immediately? And Simon remembered, and said unto him, My Master, behold, Edition: current; Page: [94] Coxe1994: 5that fig tree which thou didst curse hath dried up.Mk. 11, 22.Mk. 11, 23. And Jesus answered and saidCoxe1994: 6 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 whichCoxe1994: 7 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, andCoxe1994: 8 fall1 into the sea, it shall be. And all that ye ask God in prayer, and believe, heCoxe1994: 9, 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.Coxe1994: 11 Who of you hath a servant driving a yoke of oxen or tending sheep,Lk. 17, 7.Lk. 17, 8. and if heCoxe1994: 12 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.Coxe1994: 13 Doth that servant haply, who did what he was bid, receive his praise?Lk. 17, 9.Lk. 17, 10. I thinkCoxe1994: 14 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.

Coxe1994: 15For this reason I say unto you, Whatever ye pray and ask, believe that yeCoxe1994: 16 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 willCoxe1994: 17 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.Coxe1994: 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, andCoxe1994: 19 not be slothful: There was a judge in a city, who feared not God, nor was ashamedCoxe1994: 20 for men: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, and said,Coxe1994: 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;Coxe1994: 22 yet because this widow vexeth me, I will avenge her,Lk. 18, 5.Lk. 18, 6.Lk. 18, 7. that she come not at all timesCoxe1994: 23, 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 nightCoxe1994: 25 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?Coxe1994: 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 theCoxe1994: 28 gospel, 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 thisCoxe1994: 29 power to do that? And Jesus said unto them, I also will ask you one word, and ifCoxe1994: 30 ye tell me, I also shall tell you by what power I do that. The baptism of John, fromCoxe1994: 31 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 untoCoxe1994: 32 us, For what reason did ye not believe him? But5 if we shall say, Of men;Coxe1994: 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 holding7Coxe1994: 34 to John, that he was a true prophet. They answered and said unto him, We knowCoxe1994: 35 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, MyCoxe1994: 36 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 wishCoxe1994: 37 to: but finally he repented, and went. And he went to the other, and said untoCoxe1994: 38 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 intoCoxe1994: 39 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.

Coxe1994: 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,Coxe1994: 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 Edition: current; Page: [95] Coxe1994: 43send him of the produce1 of his vineyard. And those husbandmen beat him,Mk. 12, 3b.Mk. 12, 4.Mk. 12, 5a. andCoxe1994: 44 sent him away empty. And he sent unto them another servant also; and theyCoxe1994: 45 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 untoCoxe1994: 46 them. And the husbandmen took his servants, and one they beat,Mt. 21, 35.Mt. 21, 36.Lk. 20, 13. and another theyCoxe1994: 47 stoned, and another they slew. So he sent again other servants more than the first; andCoxe1994: 48 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 beCoxe1994: 49, 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.Coxe1994: 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 tookCoxe1994: 53 him, and put him forth without the vineyard, and slew him. When then the lordCoxe1994: 54 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 toCoxe1994: 55 other husbandmen, who will give him fruit in its season.Mt. 21, 42a. Jesus said unto them, Have ye never read in the scripture,

  • The stone which the builders declared to be base,
  • The same came to be at the head of the corner:Lk. 20, 17b.Mt. 21, 42c.
  • Coxe1994: 56From God was this,
  • And it is wonderful in our eyes?

Coxe1994: 57Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you,Mt. 21, 43.Mt. 21, 44. andCoxe1994: 58 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 toCoxe1994: 59 powder. And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables,Mt. 21, 45.Mt. 21, 46. theyCoxe1994: 60 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.

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§ 34Mt. 22, 15.Lk. 20, 20b.Mt. 22, 16.Coxe1994: 1Then went the Pharisees and considered how they might ensnare him in a word,Coxe1994: 2 and deliver him into the power of the judge,4 and into the power of the ruler. And they sent unto him their disciples, with the kinsfolk of Herod; and they said unto him, Teacher,Arabic, p. 129 we know that thou speakest the truth, and teachest the way of God with equity,5 and art not lifted up6 by any man: for thou actest not so as toCoxe1994: 3 be seen of any man. Tell us now, What is thy opinion?Mt. 22, 17.Mk. 12, 15a.Mt. 22, 18b.Mt. 22, 19.Mt. 22, 20. Is it lawful that we shouldCoxe1994: 4 pay the tribute to Cæsar, or not? shall we give, or shall we not give? But Jesus knewCoxe1994: 5 their deceit, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me theCoxe1994: 6 penny of the tribute. So they brought unto him a penny. Jesus said unto them, To whom belongeth this image and inscription? They said unto him, To Cæsar.Coxe1994: 7, 8 He said unto them, Give what is Cæsar’s to Cæsar, and what is God’s to God.Mt. 22, 21.Lk. 20, 26. And they could not make him slip in a single word before the people; and they marvelled at his word, and refrained.

Coxe1994: 9And on that day came the Sadducees, and said unto him,7Mt. 22, 23.Mt. 22, 24. There is no life forCoxe1994: 10 the dead. And they asked him, and said unto him, Teacher, Moses said unto us, If a man die, not having children, let his brother take his wife,Mt. 22, 25.Lk. 20, 29b.Lk. 20, 30. and raise up seedCoxe1994: 11 for his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first took a wife,Coxe1994: 12 and died without children; and the second took his wife, and died without children;Coxe1994: 13 and the third also took her; and in like manner the seven of them also,Lk. 20, 31.Mt. 22, 27.Mt. 22, 28. and theyCoxe1994: 14, 15 died without leaving children. And last of them all the woman died also. At the resurrection, then, which of these seven shall have this woman?Mt. 22, 29a.Mk. 12, 24b.Lk. 20, 34b.Lk. 20, 35. for all of them tookCoxe1994: 16 her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Is it not for this that ye have erred,Coxe1994: 17 because ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God? And the sons of thisCoxe1994: 18 world take wives, and the women become the men’s;8 but those that have become worthy of that world, and the resurrection from among the dead, do9 not take Edition: current; Page: [96] Coxe1994: 19wives,Arabic, p. 130 and the women also do1 not become the men’s. Nor is it possible that they should die;Lk. 20, 36. but they2 are like the angels, and are the children ofCoxe1994: 20 God, because they have become the children of the resurrection.Mt. 22, 30a.Mk. 12, 26b. For in3 the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read in the book of Moses, how from the bush God said unto him, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?Coxe1994: 21 And God is not the God of the dead, but of the living:Lk. 20, 38.Mk. 12, 27b.Mt. 22, 33.Lk. 20, 39.Mt. 22, 34. for all of them are alive with him. And ye have erred greatly.

Coxe1994: 22, 23And when the multitudes heard, they were wondering at his teaching. AndCoxe1994: 24 some of the scribes answered and said unto him, Teacher, thou hast well said. But the rest of the Pharisees, when they saw his silencing the Sadducees on this point, gathered against him to contend with him.

Coxe1994: 25And one of the scribes, of those that knew the law,Mt. 22, 35a.Mk. 12, 28b.Lk. 10, 25b.Mk. 12, 28b.Mk. 12, 29.Mk. 12, 30a.Mt. 22, 37b.4Mt. 22, 38.Mk. 12, 31. when he saw the excellenceCoxe1994: 26 of his answer to them, desired to try him, and said unto him, What shall I do to inherit eternal life? and, Which of the commandments is greater, and has precedenceCoxe1994: 27 in the law? Jesus said unto him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, OCoxe1994: 28 Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy thought, and with all thyCoxe1994: 29, 30 strength. This is the great and preëminent5 commandment. And the second, which is like it, is, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. And another commandmentCoxe1994: 31 greater than these two there is not.Mt. 22, 40.Mk. 12, 32. On these two commandments, then, are hung theCoxe1994: 32 law and the prophets. That scribe said unto him, Excellent! my Master;Arabic, p. 1316 thou hast said truly that he is one, and there is no other outside of him:Coxe1994: 33 and that a man should love him with all his heart, and with all his thought,Mk. 12, 33. and with all his soul, and with all his strength, and that he should love his neighbour asCoxe1994: 34 himself, is better than all savours and sacrifices.Mk. 12, 34a. And Jesus saw him that he had answered wisely; and he answered and said unto him,Lk. 10, 28b.Lk. 10, 29. Thou art not far from theCoxe1994: 35, 36 kingdom of God. Thou hast spoken rightly: do this, and thou shalt live. And he, as his desire was to justify himself, said unto him, And who is my neighbour?Coxe1994: 37 Jesus said unto him, A man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho;Lk. 10, 30. and the robbers fell upon him, and stripped7 him, and beat him, his life remaining in him but little,8Coxe1994: 38 and went away. And it happened that there came down a certain priest that way;Lk. 10, 31.Lk. 10, 32.Lk. 10, 33.Lk. 10, 34.Coxe1994: 39 and he saw him, and passed by. And likewise a Levite also came and reachedCoxe1994: 40 that place, and saw him, and passed by. And a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed,Coxe1994: 41 came to9 the place where he was, and saw him, and had compassion on him, and came near, and bound up his strokes,10 and poured on them wine and oil; and he set11 him on the ass, and brought him to the inn, and expended his care upon him.Coxe1994: 42 And on the morrow of that day he took out two pence,Lk. 10, 35. and gave them to the inn-keeper, and said unto him, Care for him; and if thou spendest upon him more,Coxe1994: 43 when I return, I shall give thee. Who of these three now, thinkest thou,Lk. 10, 36.Lk. 10, 37.Mk. 12, 34b. is nearestCoxe1994: 44 to him that fell among the robbers? And he said unto him, He that had compassionCoxe1994: 45 on him. Jesus said unto him, Go, and do thou also likewise.Arabic, p. 132 And no man dared afterwards to ask him anything.

Coxe1994: 46And he was teaching every day in the temple.Lk. 19, 47.Lk. 19, 48. But the chief priests and scribes and the elders of the people sought to destroy him: and they could12 not find whatCoxe1994: 47 they should do with him; and all the people were hanging upon him to hear him.Coxe1994: 48 And many of the multitude believed on him, and said, The Messiah,Jo. 7, 31.Jo. 7, 32. when heCoxe1994: 49 cometh, can it be that he will do more than these signs that this man doeth? And the Pharisees heard the multitudes say that of him; and the chief priests sentCoxe1994: 50 officers13 to seize him. And Jesus said unto them,Jo. 7, 33. I am with you but a short time Edition: current; Page: [97] Coxe1994: 51yet, and I go to him that sent me. And ye shall seek me, and shall not find me:Jo. 7, 34.Jo. 7, 35.Coxe1994: 52 and where I shall be, ye shall not be able to come. The Jews said within themselves, Whither hath this man determined to go that we shall not be able1 to find him? can it be that he is determined to go to the regions of the nations,2 and teachCoxe1994: 53 the heathen? What is this word that he said, Ye shall seek me,Jo. 7, 36. and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come?

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§ 35Jo. 7, 37.Jo. 7, 38.Coxe1994: 1And on the great day, which is the last of the feast, Jesus stood, crying out andCoxe1994: 2 saying, If any man is thirsty, let him come unto me, and drink. Every one that believeth in me, as the scriptures said, there shall flow from his belly rivers of pureCoxe1994: 3 water. He said that referring to the Spirit,Jo. 7, 39. which those who believed in him were to receive: for the Spirit was not yet granted; and because Jesus had not yet beenCoxe1994: 4 glorified.Arabic, p. 133 And many of the multitude that heard his words said,Jo. 7, 40.Jo. 7, 41.Jo. 7, 42. This isCoxe1994: 5 in truth the prophet. And others said, This is the Messiah. But othersCoxe1994: 6 said, Can it be that the Messiah will come from Galilee? Hath not the scripture said that from the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village of David, theCoxe1994: 7 Messiah cometh? And there occurred a dissension in the multitude because of him.Jo. 7, 43.Jo. 7, 44.Jo. 7, 45.Jo. 7, 46.Coxe1994: 8 And some of them were wishing to seize him; but no man laid a hand upon him.

Coxe1994: 9And those officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and the priests saidCoxe1994: 10 unto them, Why did ye not bring him? The officers said, Never spake man thusCoxe1994: 11 as speaketh this man. The Pharisees said unto them,Jo. 7, 47.Jo. 7, 48.Jo. 7, 49. Perhaps ye also have goneCoxe1994: 12, 13 astray? Hath any of the rulers or the Pharisees haply believed in him? exceptCoxe1994: 14 this people which knows not the law; they are accursed. Nicodemus, one of them,Jo. 7, 50.Jo. 7, 51.Jo. 7, 52.Coxe1994: 15 he that had come to Jesus by night, said unto them, Doth our law haply condemnCoxe1994: 16 a man, except it hear him first and know what he hath done? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also haply from Galilee? Search, and see that a prophet riseth not from Galilee.

Coxe1994: 17, 18And when the Pharisees assembled, Jesus asked them, and said,Mt. 22, 41.Mt. 22, 42.Mt. 22, 43. What say ye ofCoxe1994: 19 the Messiah? whose son is he? They said unto him, The son of David. He said unto them, And how doth David in the Holy Spirit call him Lord? for he said,

  • Coxe1994: 20The Lord said unto my Lord,Mt. 22, 44.
  • Sit on my right hand,
  • That I may put thine enemies under thy feet.

Coxe1994: 21, 22If then David calleth him Lord, how is he his son?Mt. 22, 45.Mt. 22, 46. And no one was able to answer him; and no man dared from that day again to ask him of anything.

Coxe1994: 23And Jesus addressed them again, and said, I am the light of the world;Jo. 8, 12.Jo. 8, 13.Jo. 8, 14. and he thatCoxe1994: 24 followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall find the light of life. The Pharisees said unto him, Thou bearest witness to thyself; thy witness is not true.Arabic, p. 134 JesusCoxe1994: 25 answered and said unto them, If I bear witness to myself, my witness is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I came, orCoxe1994: 26, 27 whither I go. And ye judge after the flesh; and I judge no man.Jo. 8, 15.Jo. 8, 16. And even if I judge, my judgement is true; because I am not alone, but I and my Father whichCoxe1994: 28, 29 sent me. And in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.Jo. 8, 17.Jo. 8, 18. I am he that beareth witness to myself, and my Father which sent me beareth witness toCoxe1994: 30 me. They said unto him, Where is thy Father?Jo. 8, 19. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye know not me, nor my Father: for did ye know me, ye would know myCoxe1994: 31 Father. He said these sayings in the treasury,Jo. 8, 20.Jo. 8, 21. where he was teaching in theCoxe1994: 32 temple: and no man seized him; because his hour had not yet come. Jesus said unto them again, I go truly, and ye shall seek me and not find me,Jo. 8, 22.Jo. 8, 23. and ye shall dieCoxe1994: 33 in your sins: and where I go, ye cannot come. The Jews said, Will he haply killCoxe1994: 34 himself, that he saith, Where I go, ye cannot come? He said unto them, Ye are from below; and I am from above: ye are of this world; and I am not of thisCoxe1994: 35 world. I said unto you, that ye shall die in your sins:Jo. 8, 24.Jo. 8, 25. if ye believe not that I amCoxe1994: 36 he, ye shall die in your sins. The Jews said, And thou, who art thou? Jesus said Edition: current; Page: [98] Coxe1994: 37unto them, If I should begin to speak unto you,Jo. 8, 26. I have concerning you many words and judgement: but he that sent me is true; and I,Jo. 8, 27.Jo. 8, 28. what I heard from him is whatCoxe1994: 38, 39 I say in the world. And they knew not that he meant by that the Father. Jesus said unto them again,Arabic, p. 135 When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am he: and I do nothing of myself, but as my FatherCoxe1994: 40 taught me, so I speak. And he that sent me is with me:Jo. 8, 29.Jo. 8, 30. and my Father hath notCoxe1994: 41 left me alone; because I do what is pleasing to him at all times. And while he was saying that, many believed in him.

Coxe1994: 42And Jesus said to those Jews that believed in him,Jo. 8, 31.Jo. 8, 32.Jo. 8, 33.Jo. 8, 34. If ye abide in my words, trulyCoxe1994: 43 ye are my disciples; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.Coxe1994: 44 They said unto him, We are the seed of Abraham, and have never served any manCoxe1994: 45 in the way of slavery: how then sayest thou, Ye shall be free children? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that doeth a sin is a slave ofCoxe1994: 46 sin. And the slave doth not remain for ever in the house;Jo. 8, 35.Jo. 8, 37. but the son remainethCoxe1994: 47, 48 for ever. And if the Son set you free, truly ye shall be free children. I know that ye are the seed of Abraham; but ye seek to slay me, because ye are unable for myCoxe1994: 49 word. And what I saw with my Father, I say: and what ye saw with your father,Jo. 8, 38.Jo. 8, 39.Coxe1994: 50 ye do. They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus said unto them, If ye were the children of Abraham, ye would do the deeds of Abraham.Coxe1994: 51 Now, behold, ye seek to kill me, a man that speak1 with you2 the truth,Jo. 8, 40.Jo. 8, 41. that ICoxe1994: 52 heard from God: this did Abraham not do. And ye do the deeds of your father. They said unto him, We were not born of fornication;3 we have one Father, who isCoxe1994: 53 God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me.Jo. 8, 42. I proceeded and came4 from God; and it was not of my own self that I came,4Jo. 8, 43.Jo. 8, 44. but he sentCoxe1994: 54 me. Why then do ye not know my word? Because ye cannot hear my word.Coxe1994: 55 Ye are from the father,Arabic, p. 136 the devil,5 and the lust of your father do ye desire to do, who from the beginning is a slayer of men, and in the truth standeth not, because the truth is not in him. And when he speaketh untruth, he speaketh fromCoxe1994: 56 himself: for he is a liar, and the father of untruth. And I who speak the truth,Jo. 8, 45.Jo. 8, 46.Jo. 8, 47.Jo. 8, 48.Jo. 8, 49. yeCoxe1994: 57 believe me not. Who of you rebuketh me for a sin? And if I speak the truth, yeCoxe1994: 58 do not believe me.6 Whosoever is of God heareth the words of God: therefore doCoxe1994: 59 ye not hear, because ye are not of God. The Jews answered and said unto him,Coxe1994: 60 Did we not say well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast demons? Jesus said unto them, As for me, I have not a devil; but my Father do I honour, and ye dishonourCoxe1994: 61 me. I seek not my glory: here is one who seeketh and judgeth.Jo. 8, 50.

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§ 36Jo. 8, 51.Jo. 8, 52.Coxe1994: 1Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever keepeth my word shall not see deathCoxe1994: 2 for ever. The Jews said unto him, Now we know that thou hast demons. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, Whosoever keepeth my word shall notCoxe1994: 3 taste death for ever.Jo. 8, 53.Jo. 8, 54. Art thou haply greater than our father Abraham, who isCoxe1994: 4 dead, and than the prophets, which are dead? whom makest thou thyself? Jesus said unto them, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing:Jo. 8, 55. my Father is he thatCoxe1994: 5 glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is our7 God; and yet ye have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say that I know him not, I should becomeCoxe1994: 6 a liar like you:Arabic, p. 137 but I know him, and keep his word. Abraham your fatherCoxe1994: 7 longed to see my day; and he saw, and rejoiced.Jo. 8, 56.Jo. 8, 57.Jo. 8, 58.Jo. 8, 59.Jo. 8, 60.9 The Jews said unto him,Coxe1994: 8 Thou art now not fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said untoCoxe1994: 9 them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. And they take8 stones to stone him: but Jesus concealed himself, and went out of the temple. And he passed through them, and went his way.

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Coxe1994: 10And as he passed, he saw a man blind from his mother’s womb.Jo. 9, 1.Jo. 9, 2. And hisCoxe1994: 11 disciples asked him, and said, Our Master, who sinned, this man, or his parents, soCoxe1994: 12 that he was born blind?1 Jesus said unto them, Neither did he sin,Jo. 9, 3.Jo. 9, 4. nor his parents:Coxe1994: 13 but that the works of God may be seen in him.2 It is incumbent on me to do the deeds of him that sent me, while it is day: a night will come, and no man will beCoxe1994: 14 able to busy himself. As long as I am in the world,Jo. 9, 5.Jo. 9, 6.Jo. 9, 7.Jo. 9, 8. I am the light of the world.Coxe1994: 15 And when he said that, he spat upon the ground, and made clay of his spittle, andCoxe1994: 16 smeared it on the eyes of the blind man, and said unto him, Go and wash thyself inCoxe1994: 17 the pool3 of Siloam.4 And he went and washed, and came seeing. And his neighbours, which saw him of old begging, said, Is not this he that was sitting begging?Coxe1994: 18 And some said, It is he, and others said, Nay, but he resembles him much.Jo. 9, 9.Jo. 9, 10.Jo. 9, 11. HeCoxe1994: 19, 20 said, I am he. They said unto him, How then were thine eyes opened? He answered and said unto them, A man named Jesus made clay, and smeared it on my eyes, and said unto me, Go and wash in the water of Siloam: and I went andCoxe1994: 21 washed, and received sight.5 They said unto him, Where is he? He said,Jo. 9, 12.Jo. 9, 13.Jo. 9, 14. I know not.

Arabic, p. 138Coxe1994: 22, 23And they brought him that was previously blind to the Pharisees. And the day in which Jesus made clay and opened with it his eyes was a sabbathCoxe1994: 24 day. And again the Pharisees asked him, How didst thou receive sight?Jo. 9, 15.Jo. 9, 16. And he saidCoxe1994: 25 unto them, He put clay on mine eyes, and I washed, and received sight. The people6 of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, for he keepeth not the sabbath. And others said, How can a man that is a sinner do these signs? And there cameCoxe1994: 26 to be a division amongst them. And again they said to that blind man,Jo. 9, 17. Thou, then, what sayest thou of him that opened for thee thine eyes? He said unto them,Coxe1994: 27 I say that he is a prophet. And the Jews did not believe concerning him,Jo. 9, 18. that he was blind, and received sight, until they summoned the parents of him who receivedCoxe1994: 28 sight, and asked them, Is this7 your son, of whom ye said that he was born blind?Jo. 9, 19.Jo. 9, 20.Jo. 9, 21.Coxe1994: 29 how then, behold, doth he now see? His parents answered and said, We knowCoxe1994: 30 that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but how he has come to see now, or who it is that opened his eyes, we know not: and he also has reached his prime;Coxe1994: 31 ask him, and he will speak for himself. This said his parents,Jo. 9, 22. because they were fearing the Jews: and the Jews decided, that if any man should confess of him thatCoxe1994: 32 he was the Messiah, they would put him out of the synagogue.Jo. 9, 23.Jo. 9, 24. For this reasonCoxe1994: 33 said his parents, He hath reached his prime, ask him. And they called the man a second time, him that was blind, and said unto him, Praise God: we know that thisCoxe1994: 34 man is a sinner. He answered and said unto them, Whether he be a sinner,Jo. 9, 25.Jo. 9, 26.Jo. 9, 27. I knowCoxe1994: 35 not: I know one thing, that I was blind, and I now see. They said unto him again,Coxe1994: 36 What did he unto thee?Arabic, p. 139 how opened he for thee thine eyes? He said unto them, I said unto you, and ye did not hear: what8 wish ye further to hear?Coxe1994: 37 ye also, do ye wish to become disciples to him? And they reviled him,Jo. 9, 28. and said unto him, Thou art the disciple9 of that man; but as for us, we are the disciples ofCoxe1994: 38 Moses. And we know that God spake unto Moses: but this man,Jo. 9, 29.Jo. 9, 30.Jo. 9, 31. we know notCoxe1994: 39 whence he is. The man answered and said unto them, From this is the wonder,Coxe1994: 40 because ye know not whence he is, and mine eyes hath he opened. And we know that God heareth not the voice of sinners: but whosoever feareth him,Jo. 9, 32.Jo. 9, 33.Jo. 9, 34. and doethCoxe1994: 41 his will, him he heareth. From eternity hath it not been heard of, that a manCoxe1994: 42 opened the eyes of a blind man, who had been born in blindness. If then this manCoxe1994: 43 were not from God, he could not do that. They answered and said unto him, Thou wast all of thee born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they put him forth without.

Coxe1994: 44And Jesus heard of his being put forth without, and found him,Jo. 9, 35.Jo. 9, 36.Jo. 9, 37.Jo. 9, 38. and said untoCoxe1994: 45 him, Dost thou believe in the Son of God? He that was made whole answeredCoxe1994: 46 and said, Who is he, my Lord, that I may believe in him? Jesus said unto him,Coxe1994: 47 Thou hast seen him, and he that speaketh to thee is he. And he said, I believe, my Lord. And he fell down worshipping him.

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§ 37Jo. 9, 39.Jo. 9, 40.Jo. 9, 41.Coxe1994: 1And Jesus said, To judge the world am I come, so that they that see not mayCoxe1994: 2 see, and they that see may become blind. And some of the Pharisees which wereCoxe1994: 3 with him heard that, and they said unto him, Can it be that we are blind? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should not have sin: but now ye say, We see: and because of this your sin remaineth.1

Coxe1994: 4Verily, verily,Arabic, p. 140 I say unto you, Whosoever entereth not into the fold of the sheep by the door, but goeth up from another place, that man is a thief and aCoxe1994: 5, 6 stealer. But he that entereth by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.Jo. 10, 1. And therefore2 the keeper of the door openeth for him the door; and the sheep hear his voice:Jo. 10, 2.Jo. 10, 3. andCoxe1994: 7 he calleth his sheep3 by their names, and they go forth unto him.Jo. 10, 4. And when he putteth forth his sheep, he goeth before them, and his sheep3 follow him:Jo. 10, 5.Jo. 10, 6. becauseCoxe1994: 8 they know his voice. And after a stranger will the sheep not go, but they flee fromCoxe1994: 9 him: because they hear not the voice of a stranger. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they knew not what he was saying unto them.

Coxe1994: 10Jesus said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you,Jo. 10, 7.Jo. 10, 8.Jo. 10, 9.Jo. 10, 10. I am the door of theCoxe1994: 11 sheep. And all that came are thieves and stealers: but the sheep heard them not.Coxe1994: 12 I am the door: and if a man enter by me, he shall live, and shall go in and go out,Coxe1994: 13 and shall find pasture. And the stealer cometh not, save that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: but I came that they might have life, and that they might haveCoxe1994: 14 the thing that is better.4 I am the good shepherd;Jo. 10, 11.Jo. 10, 12. and the good shepherd givethCoxe1994: 15 himself5 for his sheep. But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, and whose the sheep6 are not, when he seeth the wolf as it cometh, leaveth the sheep, and fleeth,Coxe1994: 16 and the wolf cometh, and snatcheth away the sheep, and scattereth7 them:Jo. 10, 13.Jo. 10, 14.Jo. 10, 15. and theCoxe1994: 17 hireling fleeth because he is an hireling, and hath no care for the sheep. I am theCoxe1994: 18 good shepherd; and I know what is mine, and what is mine knoweth me, as my Father knoweth me, and I know my Father; and I give myself8 for the sheep.Coxe1994: 19 And I have other sheep also, that are not of this flock: them also I must invite,Jo. 10, 16. and they shall hear my voice; and all the sheep shall be one, and the shepherd one.Coxe1994: 20 And therefore doth my Father love me,Arabic, p. 141 because I give my life, that I mayCoxe1994: 21 take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I leave it of my own choice. And I have the right to leave it, and have the right also to take it.Jo. 10, 17.Jo. 10, 18. And this commandment did I receive of my Father.

Coxe1994: 22And there occurred a disagreement among the Jews because of these sayings.Jo. 10, 19.Jo. 10, 20.Jo. 10, 21.Coxe1994: 23 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is afflicted with madness;9 why listenCoxe1994: 24 ye to him? And others said, These sayings are not those of men possessed with demons. Can a demon haply open the eyes of a blind man?

Coxe1994: 25, 26And the feast of the dedication came on at Jerusalem: and it was winter.Jo. 10, 22.Jo. 10, 23.Jo. 10, 24. AndCoxe1994: 27 Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon. The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said unto him, Until when dost thou make our hearts anxious?Coxe1994: 28 If thou art the Messiah, tell us plainly. He answered and said unto them,Jo. 10, 25. I told you, and ye believe not: and the deeds that I do in my Father’s name bear witnessCoxe1994: 29, 30 to me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep,10 as I said unto you.Jo. 10, 26.Jo. 10, 27.Jo. 10, 28.Coxe1994: 31 And my sheep10 hear my voice, and I know them, and they come after me: and I give them eternal life; and they shall not perish for ever, nor shall any man snatchCoxe1994: 32 them out of my hands.11 For the Father, who hath given them unto me,Jo. 10, 29.Jo. 10, 30.Jo. 10, 31.Jo. 10, 32. is greaterCoxe1994: 33 than all; and no man is able to take them from the hand of my12 Father. I andCoxe1994: 34, 35 my Father are one. And the Jews took stones to stone him. Jesus said unto them, Many good deeds from my Father have I shewed you; because of which13 of them,Coxe1994: 36 then, do ye stone me? The Jews said unto him,Jo. 10, 33. Not for the good deeds do we stone thee, but because thou blasphemest; and, whilst thou art a man, makest thyself Edition: current; Page: [101] Coxe1994: 37God. Jesus said unto them, Is it not thus written in your law, I said,Jo. 10, 34.Jo. 10, 35.Jo. 10, 36. Ye are gods?Coxe1994: 38 And if he called those gods—for1 to them came the word of God (and it isCoxe1994: 39 not possible in2 the scripture that anything should be undone)—he then,Arabic, p. 142 whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, do ye say that he blasphemeth;Coxe1994: 40 because I said unto you, I am the Son of God?Jo. 10, 37.Jo. 10, 38. If then I do not the deeds of myCoxe1994: 41 Father, ye believe me not.3 But if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the deeds: that ye may know and believe that my Father is in me, and I in my Father.Coxe1994: 42 And they sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hands.Jo. 10, 39.Jo. 10, 40.Jo. 10, 41.Jo. 10, 42.

Coxe1994: 43And he went beyond Jordan to the place where John was baptizing formerly;Coxe1994: 44 and abode there. And many people came unto him; and they said, John did notCoxe1994: 45 work even one sign: but all that John said of this man is truth. And many believed in him.

Coxe1994: 46And there was a sick man, named Lazarus,Jo. 11, 1.Jo. 11, 2. of the village of Bethany, the brotherCoxe1994: 47 of Mary and Martha. And Mary was she that anointed with sweet ointment the feet of Jesus, and wiped them with her hair; and Lazarus, who was sick, was theCoxe1994: 48 brother of this woman.4 And his sisters sent unto Jesus, and said unto him,Jo. 11, 3.Jo. 11, 4. OurCoxe1994: 49 Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. But Jesus said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glorifying of God, that the Son of God may be glorifiedCoxe1994: 50, 51 because of it. And Jesus loved Martha, and Mary, and Lazarus.Jo. 11, 5.Jo. 11, 6.Jo. 11, 7.Jo. 11, 8. And when heCoxe1994: 52 heard that he was sick, he abode in the place where he was two days. And after that,Coxe1994: 53 he said unto his disciples, Come, let us go into Judæa. His disciples said unto him, Our Master,Arabic, p. 143 now the Jews desire to stone thee; and goest thou again thither?Coxe1994: 54, 55 Jesus said unto them, Is not the day of twelve hours?Jo. 11, 9.Jo. 11, 10.Jo. 11, 11. If then a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of the world. But ifCoxe1994: 56 a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no lamp in him. This said Jesus: and after that, he said unto them, Lazarus our friend hath fallen asleep; butCoxe1994: 57 I am going to awaken him. His disciples said unto him,Jo. 11, 12.Jo. 11, 13.Jo. 11, 14.Jo. 11, 15.Jo. 11, 16. Our Lord, if he hathCoxe1994: 58 fallen asleep, he will recover. But Jesus said that concerning his death: while theyCoxe1994: 59 supposed that he spake of lying down to sleep. Then Jesus said unto them plainly,Coxe1994: 60 Lazarus is dead. And I am glad that I was not there for your sakes, that ye mayCoxe1994: 61 believe; but let us go thither. Thomas, who is called Thama,5 said to the disciples, his companions, Let us also go, and die with him.

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§ 38Jo. 11, 17.Jo. 11, 18.Coxe1994: 1, 2And Jesus came to Bethany, and found him already four days in the grave. And Bethany was beside Jerusalem, and its distance from it was a sum of fifteen furlongs;6Coxe1994: 3 and many of the Jews came unto Mary and Martha,Jo. 11, 19.Jo. 11, 20.Jo. 11, 21.Jo. 11, 22.Jo. 11, 23.Jo. 11, 24.Jo. 11, 25.Jo. 11, 26.Jo. 11, 27. to comfort their heartCoxe1994: 4 because of their brother. And Martha, when she heard that Jesus had come, wentCoxe1994: 5 out to meet him: but Mary was sitting in the house. Martha then said unto Jesus,Coxe1994: 6 My Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know now that,Coxe1994: 7 whatever thou shalt ask of God, he will give thee. Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shallCoxe1994: 8 rise. Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise in the resurrection at the last day.Coxe1994: 9 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: whosoever believeth inCoxe1994: 10 me,Arabic, p. 144 even though he die, he shall live: and every living one that believethCoxe1994: 11 in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She said unto him, Yea, my Lord: I believe that thou art the Messiah, the Son of God, that cometh into theCoxe1994: 12 world. And when she had said that,Jo. 11, 28.Jo. 11, 29.Jo. 11, 30.Jo. 11, 31. she went and called Mary her sister secretly,Coxe1994: 13 and said unto her, Our Master hath come, and summoneth thee. And Mary, whenCoxe1994: 14 she heard, rose in haste, and came unto him. (And Jesus then had not come intoCoxe1994: 15 the village, but was in the place where Martha met him.) And the Jews also that were with her in the house, to comfort her, when they saw that Mary rose up and went out in haste, went after her, because they supposed that she was going to theCoxe1994: 16 tomb to weep. And Mary, when she came to where Jesus was, and saw him,Jo. 11, 32. fell at his feet, and said unto him, If thou hadst been here, my Lord, my brother had Edition: current; Page: [102] Coxe1994: 17not died. And Jesus came; and when he saw her weeping,Jo. 11, 33.Jo. 11, 34.Jo. 11, 35.Jo. 11, 36.Jo. 11, 37.Jo. 11, 38. and the Jews that wereCoxe1994: 18 with her weeping, he was troubled1 in himself, and sighed; and he said, In whatCoxe1994: 19 place have ye laid him? And they said unto him, Our Lord, come and see. AndCoxe1994: 20 the tears of Jesus came.2 The Jews therefore said, See the greatness of his love forCoxe1994: 21 him!Arabic, p. 145 But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of thatCoxe1994: 22 blind man, have caused that this man also should not die? And Jesus came to the place of burial, being troubled within himself. And the place of burial was a cave,Coxe1994: 23 and a stone was placed at its door. Jesus therefore said,Jo. 11, 39. Take these stones away. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, My Lord, he hath come toCoxe1994: 24 stink for some time: he hath been3 four days dead. Jesus said unto her,Jo. 11, 40.Jo. 11, 41. Did not I sayCoxe1994: 25 unto thee, If thou believest, thou shalt see the glory of God? And they removed those stones. And Jesus lifted his eyes on high, and said, My Father,Coxe1994: 26 I thank thee since thou didst hear me.Jo. 11, 42. And I know that thou at all times hearest me: but I say this unto thee because of this multitude that is standing, that theyCoxe1994: 27 may believe that thou didst send me.Jo. 11, 43.Jo. 11, 44. And when he had said that, he cried with aCoxe1994: 28 loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And that dead man came out, having his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped in a scarf. Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

Coxe1994: 29And many of the Jews which came unto Mary,Jo. 11, 45.Jo. 11, 46. when they saw the deed of Jesus,Coxe1994: 30 believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees, and informed them of all that Jesus did.

Coxe1994: 31And the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered, and said, What shall we do?Jo. 11, 47.Jo. 11, 48.Jo. 11, 49.Coxe1994: 32 for lo, this man doeth many signs. And if we leave him thus, all men will believeCoxe1994: 33 in him: and the Romans will come and take our country and people. And one of them, who was called Caiaphas, the chief priest he was in that year, said unto them,Coxe1994: 34 Ye know not anything,Jo. 11, 50.Jo. 11, 51. nor consider that it is more advantageous for us that oneCoxe1994: 35 man should die instead of the people, and not that the whole people perish. And this he said not of himself: but because he was the chief priest of4 that year, heCoxe1994: 36 prophesied that Jesus was to die instead of the people;Jo. 11, 52. and not instead of the people alone, but that he might gather the scattered children of God together.Coxe1994: 37 And from that day they considered how to kill him.Jo. 11, 53.Jo. 11, 54.

Arabic, p. 146Coxe1994: 38And Jesus did not walk openly amongst the Jews, but departed thence to a place near the wilderness, to a town5 called Ephraim; and he was there, goingCoxe1994: 39 about with his disciples. And the passover of the Jews was near:Jo. 11, 55.Jo. 11, 56. and many wentCoxe1994: 40 up from the villages unto Jerusalem before the feast, to purify themselves. And they sought for Jesus, and said one to another in the temple, What think ye of hisCoxe1994: 41 holding back from the feast?Jo. 11, 57. And the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew in what place he was, he should reveal it to them, that they might take him.

Coxe1994: 42And when the days of his going up were accomplished,Lk. 9, 51.Lk. 9, 52.Lk. 9, 53.Lk. 9, 54. he prepared himself thatCoxe1994: 43 he might go6 to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers before him, and departed,7 andCoxe1994: 44 entered into a village8 of Samaria, that they might make ready for him. And theyCoxe1994: 45 received him not, because he9 was prepared for going to Jerusalem. And when James and John his disciples saw it, they said unto him, Our Lord, wilt thou that we speak, and fire come down from heaven, to extirpate them, as did Elijah also?Coxe1994: 46 And Jesus turned, and rebuked them, and said,Lk. 9, 55.Lk. 9, 56. Ye know not of what spirit ye are.Coxe1994: 47 Verily the Son of man did not come to destroy lives, but to give life. And they went to another village.

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§ 39Jo. 12, 1.Jo. 12, 2.Mk. 14, 3a.Jo. 12, 9.Coxe1994: 1And Jesus six days before the passover1 came to Bethany, where was Lazarus,Coxe1994: 2 whom Jesus raised from among the dead. And they made2 a feast for him there:Coxe1994: 3 and Martha was serving; while Lazarus was one of them that sat with him. AndCoxe1994: 4 at the time of Jesus’ being at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, great multitudes of the Jews heard that Jesus was there: and they came, not because of Jesus alone, but that they might look also on Lazarus,Arabic, p. 147 whom he raised from among the dead.Coxe1994: 5, 6 And the chief priests considered how they might kill Lazarus also; becauseCoxe1994: 7 many of the Jews were going on his account, and believing in Jesus.Jo. 12, 10.Jo. 12, 11.Jo. 12, 3a.Mk. 14, 3b.Jo. 12, 3b. And Mary took a case of the ointment of fine nard, of great price, and opened it, and pouredCoxe1994: 8 it out on the head of Jesus as he was reclining; and she anointed his feet, and wiped them with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.Coxe1994: 9, 10 But Judas Iscariot, one of the disciples, he that was to betray him, said,Jo. 12, 4.Jo. 12, 5.Jo. 12, 6. Why wasCoxe1994: 11 not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given unto the poor? This he said, not because of his care for the poor, but because he was a thief, and the chestCoxe1994: 12 was with him, and what was put3 into it he used to bear.Mk. 14, 4. And that displeased the rest of the disciples also within themselves, and they said, Why went this ointmentCoxe1994: 13 to waste? It was possible that it should be sold for much,Mt. 26, 9.Mk. 14, 5b.Mt. 26, 10a.Mk. 14, 6b.Jo. 12, 7b.Jo. 12, 8a.Mk. 14, 7b.Mt. 26, 12. and the poor be givenCoxe1994: 14 it. And they were angry with4 Mary. And Jesus perceived it, and said unto them, Leave her; why molest ye her? a good work hath she accomplished on me: for theCoxe1994: 15 day of my burial kept she it. At all times the poor are with you, and when yeCoxe1994: 16 wish ye can do them a kindness: but I am not at all times with you. And for this cause, when she poured5 this ointment on my body, it is as if she did it for my burial,Coxe1994: 17 and anointed my body beforehand. And verily I say unto you,Mk. 14, 8b.Mk. 14, 9. In every place where this my gospel shall be proclaimed in all the world, what she did shall be told for a memorial of her.

Arabic, p. 148Coxe1994: 18, 19And when Jesus said that, he went out leisurely to go to Jerusalem. And when he arrived at Bethphage and at Bethany,Lk. 19, 28.Lk. 19, 29a. beside the mount which isCoxe1994: 20 called the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and he said unto them, GoCoxe1994: 21 into this village that is opposite you: and when ye enter it, ye shall find an ass tied,Mt. 21, 1b.Mt. 21, 2a.Mk. 11, 2b.Mt. 21, 2b.Lk. 19, 30b.Mt. 21, 2c.Lk. 19, 31a.Mt. 21, 3b.Mt. 21, 4. andCoxe1994: 22 a colt with him,6 which no man ever yet mounted: loose him, and bring them7 unto me. And if any man say unto you, Why loose ye them? say unto him thus, WeCoxe1994: 23 seek them for our Lord; and straightway send them hither. All this was, that what was said in the prophet might be fulfilled, which said,

  • Coxe1994: 24Say ye unto the daughter of Zion,Mt. 21, 5.
  • Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
  • Meek, and riding upon an ass,
  • And upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Coxe1994: 25And the disciples did not know this at that time:Jo. 12, 16. but after that Jesus was glorified, his disciples remembered that these things were written of him,Mt. 21, 6a.Lk. 19, 32b.Mt. 21, 6b.Lk. 19, 33.Lk. 19, 34.Mk. 11, 6b.Mt. 21, 7.Mt. 21, 8. and that thisCoxe1994: 26 they had done unto him. And when the two disciples went, they found as he hadCoxe1994: 27 said unto them, and they did as Jesus charged them. And when they loosed them,Coxe1994: 28 their owners said unto them, Why loose ye them? They said unto them, We seekCoxe1994: 29 them for our Lord. And they let them go. And they brought the ass and the colt,Coxe1994: 30 and they placed on the colt their garments; and Jesus mounted it. And most of the multitudes spread their garments on the ground before him; and others cut branchesCoxe1994: 31 from the trees, and threw them in the way.Lk. 19, 37. And when he neared his8 descent from the mount of Olives,Arabic, p. 149 all the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God withCoxe1994: 32 a loud voice for all the powers which they had seen; and they said, Praise in the highest; Praise to the Son of David:Mt. 21, 9b.9 Blessed is he that cometh in the nameCoxe1994: 33 of the Lord; and blessed10 is the kingdom that cometh, that of11 our father David:Mk. 11, 10a.Lk. 19, 38c. Peace in heaven, and praise in the highest. Edition: current; Page: [104] Coxe1994: 34And a great multitude, that which came to the feast,Jo. 12, 12b.Jo. 12, 13. when they heard that JesusCoxe1994: 35 was coming to Jerusalem, took young palm branches,1 and went forth to meet him, and cried and said, Praise: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, theCoxe1994: 36 King of Israel.Lk. 19, 39.Lk. 19, 40. Certain therefore of the Pharisees from among the multitudesCoxe1994: 37 said unto him, Our Master, rebuke thy disciples. He said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If these were silent, the stones would cry out.

Coxe1994: 38, 39And when he drew near, and saw the city, he wept over it, and said,Lk. 19, 41.Lk. 19, 42. Would that thou hadst known the things that are2 for thy peace, in this thy day! now that isCoxe1994: 40 hidden from thine eyes.Lk. 19, 43.Lk. 19, 44. There shall come unto thee days when thine enemiesCoxe1994: 41 shall encompass thee, and straiten thee from every quarter, and shall get possession of3 thee, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Coxe1994: 42And when he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was agitated, and they said,Mt. 21, 10.Mt. 21, 11.Jo. 12, 17.Jo. 12, 18.Coxe1994: 43 Who is this? And the multitudes said, This is Jesus, the prophet that is from NazarethCoxe1994: 44 of Galilee. And the multitude which was with him bare witness that he calledCoxe1994: 45 Lazarus from the grave, and raised him from among the dead. And for this cause great multitudes went out to meet him, because they heard the sign which he did.

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§ 40Arabic, p. 150Mt. 21, 14.Mt. 21, 15.Coxe1994: 1And when Jesus entered the temple, they brought unto him blind andCoxe1994: 2 lame: and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the Pharisees saw the wonders that he did, and the children that were crying in the temple andCoxe1994: 3 saying, Praise be to the Son of David; it distressed them, and they said,Mt. 21, 16. Hearest thou not what these say? Jesus said unto them, Yea: did ye not read long ago, FromCoxe1994: 4 the mouths of children and infants thou hast chosen my praise?Jo. 12, 19. And the Pharisees said one to another, Behold, do ye not see that nothing availeth us? for lo, the whole world hath followed him.

Coxe1994: 5And there were among them certain Gentiles also,Jo. 12, 20.Jo. 12, 21.Jo. 12, 22.Jo. 12, 23. which had come up to worshipCoxe1994: 6 at the feast: these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee,Coxe1994: 7 and asked him, and said unto him, My lord, we wish to see Jesus. And PhilipCoxe1994: 8 came and told Andrew: and Andrew and Philip told Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto them, The hour is come nigh, in which the Son of man is to be glorified.Coxe1994: 9 Verily, verily, I say unto you, A grain of wheat,Jo. 12, 24.Jo. 12, 25. if it fall not and die in theCoxe1994: 10 earth, remaineth alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit. He that loveth his life4 destroyeth it; and he that hateth his life4 in this world shall keep it unto the life eternal.Coxe1994: 11 If a man serve me, he will follow me; and where I am,Jo. 12, 26.Jo. 12, 27. there shall my servant beCoxe1994: 12 also: and whosoever serveth me, the Father will honour him. Now is my soul troubled;Arabic, p. 151 and what shall I say? My Father, deliver me from this hour. ButCoxe1994: 13 for this cause came I unto this hour. My Father, glorify thy name.Jo. 12, 28.Jo. 12, 29. And aCoxe1994: 14 voice was heard from heaven, I have glorified it, and shall glorify it. And the multitude that were standing heard, and said, This is thunder: and others said, AnCoxe1994: 15 angel speaketh to him. Jesus answered and said unto them,Jo. 12, 30.Jo. 12, 31.Jo. 12, 32.Jo. 12, 33.Jo. 12, 34. Not because of meCoxe1994: 16 was this voice, but because of you. Now is the judgement of this world; and theCoxe1994: 17 prince of this world shall now be cast forth. And I, when I am lifted up from theCoxe1994: 18 earth, shall draw every man unto me. This he said, that he might shew by whatCoxe1994: 19 manner of death he should die. The multitudes said unto him, We have heard out of the law that the Messiah abideth for ever: how then sayest thou, that the Son ofCoxe1994: 20 man is to be lifted up? who is this, the Son of man? Jesus said unto them,Jo. 12, 35. Another little while is the light with you. Walk so long as ye have light, lest the darkness overtake you; for he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.Coxe1994: 21 So long as ye have light, believe the light, that ye may be the children of the light.Jo. 12, 36.Lk. 17, 20.

Coxe1994: 22And when certain of the Pharisees asked of Jesus, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered and said unto them, The kingdom of God cometh not Edition: current; Page: [105] Coxe1994: 23with expectation: neither shall they say,Lk. 17, 21. Lo, it is here! nor, Lo, it is there! for the kingdom of God is within you.

Coxe1994: 24And in the daytime he was teaching in the temple;Lk. 21, 37.Lk. 21, 38. and at night he used to goCoxe1994: 25 out, and pass the night in the mount called the mount of Olives. And all the people came1 to him in the morning in the temple, to hear his word.

Coxe1994: 26, 27Then spake Jesus unto the multitudes and his disciples, and said unto them, OnCoxe1994: 28 the seat of Moses are seated the scribes and Pharisees:Arabic, p. 152 everything that they say unto you now to keep, keep and do: but according to their deedsCoxe1994: 29 do ye not; for they say, and do not. And they bind heavy burdens,Mt. 23, 1.Mt. 23, 2.Mt. 23, 3. and lay them on the shoulders of the people; while they with one of their fingers will not comeCoxe1994: 30, 31 near2 them. But all their deeds they do to make a shew before men.Mt. 23, 4. And all the multitude were hearing that with pleasure.Mt. 23, 5a.Mk. 12, 37b.

Coxe1994: 32And in the course of his teaching he said unto them,Mk. 12, 38.Mk. 12, 39. Guard yourselves from theCoxe1994: 33 scribes, who desire to walk in robes, and love salutation in the marketplaces, and sitting in the highest places of the synagogues,Mt. 23, 5b.Mt. 23, 7b.Mk. 12, 40. and at feasts in the highest parts ofCoxe1994: 34 the rooms: and they broaden their amulets, and lengthen the cords of their cloaks,Coxe1994: 35 and love that they should be called by men, My master, and devour widows’ houses, because3 of their prolonging their prayers; these then shall receive greater judgement.Coxe1994: 36 But ye, be ye not called masters:4 for your master is one; all ye are brethren.Mt. 23, 8.Mt. 23, 9.Mt. 23, 10.Mt. 23, 11.Mt. 23, 12.Coxe1994: 37 Call not then to yourselves any one5 father on earth: for your Father is one, who isCoxe1994: 38 in heaven. And be not called directors: for your director is one, even the Messiah.Coxe1994: 39, 40 He that is great among you shall be unto you a minister. Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and whosoever shall abase himself shall be exalted.

Coxe1994: 41Woe unto you, Pharisees! because ye love the highest places in the synagogues,Lk. 11, 43. and salutation in the marketplaces.

Coxe1994: 42Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!Mt. 23, 14. because ye devour widows’ houses, because6 of your prolonging your prayers: for this reason then ye shall receive greater judgement.

Coxe1994: 43Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!Mt. 23, 13a. because ye have shut the kingdom of God before men.

Arabic, p. 153Coxe1994: 44Woe unto you that know the law!Lk. 11, 52a.Mt. 23, 13b.Mt. 23, 15. for ye concealed the keys of knowledge: ye enter not, and those that are entering ye suffer not to enter.

Coxe1994: 45Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because7 ye compass land and sea to draw8 one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him a son of hell twice as much9 as yourselves.

Coxe1994: 46Woe unto you, ye blind guides! because ye say,Mt. 23, 16. Whosoever sweareth by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gold that is in the temple,Coxe1994: 47 shall be condemned.10 Ye blind foolish ones: which is greater, the gold,Mt. 23, 17.Mt. 23, 18. or theCoxe1994: 48 temple which sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the offering that is upon it, shall be condemned.10Coxe1994: 49 Ye blind foolish ones: which is greater, the offering,Mt. 23, 19.Mt. 23, 20.Mt. 23, 21.Mt. 23, 22. or the altar which sanctifiethCoxe1994: 50 the offering? Whosoever then sweareth by the altar, hath sworn by it, and by allCoxe1994: 51 that is upon it. And whosoever sweareth by the temple, hath sworn by it, and byCoxe1994: 52 him that is dwelling in it. And whosoever sweareth by heaven, hath sworn by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth upon it.

Coxe1994: 53Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!Mt. 23, 23. because ye tithe mint and rue and dill and cummin and all herbs, and ye leave the important matters of the law, judgement, and mercy, and faith, and the love of God: this ought ye to do, andCoxe1994: 54 not to leave that undone. Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat,Mt. 23, 24. and swallow11 camels.

Mt. 23, 25.Coxe1994: 55Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye cleanse the outside Edition: current; Page: [106] of the cup and of the platter, while the inside of them is full of injustice and wrong.Coxe1994: 56 Ye blind Pharisees, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter,Mt. 23, 26. then shall the outside of them be cleansed.

Arabic, p. 154Coxe1994: 57Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye resemble whited sepulchres, which appear1 from the outside beautiful,Mt. 23, 27. but withinCoxe1994: 58 full of the bones of the dead, and all uncleanness.Mt. 23, 28. So ye also from without appear unto men like the righteous, but within ye are full of wrong and hypocrisy.

Coxe1994: 59One of the scribes answered and said unto him, Teacher,Lk. 11, 45. in this saying of thineCoxe1994: 60 thou art casting a slur on us. He said, And to you also, ye scribes, woe!Lk. 11, 46. for ye lade men with heavy burdens, and ye with one of your fingers come not near2 those burdens.

Mt. 23, 29a.Lk. 11, 47b.Mt. 23, 29b.Mt. 23, 30.Mt. 23, 31.Mt. 23, 32.Mt. 23, 33.Coxe1994: 61Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, which your fathers killed, and adorn the burying-places of the righteous,Coxe1994: 62 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakersCoxe1994: 63 with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore, behold, ye witness againstCoxe1994: 64 yourselves, that ye are the children of those that slew the prophets. And ye also,Coxe1994: 65 ye fill up the measure3 of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye children of vipers, where shall ye flee from the judgement of Gehenna?

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§ 41Mt. 23, 34.Coxe1994: 1Therefore, behold, I, the wisdom of God, am sending unto you prophets, and apostles, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall slay and crucify; and some of them ye shall beat in your synagogues, and persecute4 from city toCoxe1994: 2 city:Mt. 23, 35. that there may come on you all the blood of the righteous that hath been poured upon the ground,5 from the blood of Abel the pure to the blood of Zachariah the son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple6 and the altar.Coxe1994: 3 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.7Mt. 23, 36.Mt. 23, 37.

Arabic, p. 155Coxe1994: 4O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, slayer of the prophets, and stoner of them that are sent unto her! how many times did I wish to gather thy children, asCoxe1994: 5 a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!Mt. 23, 38.Mt. 23, 39. Your house shallCoxe1994: 6 be left over you desolate. Verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Coxe1994: 7And many of the rulers also believed on him;Jo. 12, 42.Jo. 12, 43.Jo. 12, 44.Jo. 12, 45.Jo. 12, 46.Jo. 12, 47. but because of the Pharisees theyCoxe1994: 8 were not confessing him, lest they be put8 out of the synagogue: and they lovedCoxe1994: 9 the praise of men more than the praising of God. And Jesus cried and said,Coxe1994: 10 Whosoever believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent me. AndCoxe1994: 11 whosoever seeth me hath seen him that sent me. I am come a light9 into theCoxe1994: 12 world, and so every one that believeth in me abideth not in the darkness. And whosoever heareth my sayings, and keepeth them not, I judge him not: for I cameCoxe1994: 13 not to judge the world, but to give the world life.10 Whosoever wrongeth11 me,Jo. 12, 48. and receiveth not my sayings, there is one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, itCoxe1994: 14 shall judge him at the last day. I from myself did not speak;Jo. 12, 49. but the Father which sent me, he hath given me commandment,12 what I should say, and what ICoxe1994: 15 should speak; and I know that his commandment12 is eternal life.Jo. 12, 50. The things that I say now, as my Father hath said unto me, even so I say.

Coxe1994: 16And when he said that unto them,Lk. 11, 53. the scribes and Pharisees began their evil-doing, being angry with him, and finding fault with his sayings, and harassing13 himCoxe1994: 17 in many things; seeking to catch something from his mouth,Lk. 11, 54. that they might be able to calumniate him.

Coxe1994: 18And when there gathered together myriads of great multitudes,Lk. 12, 1. which almost trode Edition: current; Page: [107] one upon another,Arabic, p. 156 Jesus began to say unto his disciples, Preserve yourselvesCoxe1994: 19 from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothingCoxe1994: 20 concealed, that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known.Lk. 12, 2.Lk. 12, 3. Everything that ye have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye have spoken secretly in the ears in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed on the roofs.

Coxe1994: 21, 22This said Jesus, and he went and hid himself from them.Jo. 12, 36b.Jo. 12, 37.Jo. 12, 38. But notwithstandingCoxe1994: 23 his having done all these signs before them, they believed not in him: that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, who said,

  • My Lord, who is he that hath believed to hear us?
  • And the arm of the Lord, to whom hath it appeared?

Coxe1994: 24And for this reason it is not possible for them to believe, because Isaiah also said,Jo. 12, 39.Jo. 12, 40.

  • Coxe1994: 25They have blinded their eyes, and made dark their heart;
  • That they may not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart,
  • And turn,
  • So that I should heal them.

Coxe1994: 26This said Isaiah when he saw his glory, and spake of him.Jo. 12, 41.Mt. 24, 1.Mk. 13, 1b.Lk. 21, 5b.Mt. 24, 2a.Lk. 19, 43a.Lk. 19, 44b.2Mk. 14, 1.Mk. 14, 2.

Coxe1994: 27And when Jesus went out of the temple, certain of his disciples came forwardCoxe1994: 28 to shew1 him the buildings of the temple, and its beauty and greatness, and the strength of the stones that were laid in it, and the elegance of its building, and thatCoxe1994: 29 it was adorned with noble stones and beautiful colours. Jesus answered and saidCoxe1994: 30 unto them, See ye these great buildings? verily I say unto you, Days will come, when there shall not be left here a stone upon another, that shall not be cast down.

Coxe1994: 31And two days before3 the passover of unleavened bread, the chief priests andCoxe1994: 32 the scribes sought how they might take him by deceit,4 and kill him: and they said, It shall not be at the feast, lest the people be agitated.

Coxe1994: 33And when Jesus sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, his disciples,Mk. 13, 3. Simon Cephas and James and John and Andrew, came forward unto him,Lk. 21, 7b.Mt. 24, 3b.Mt. 24, 4a.Lk. 17, 22b.Mt. 24, 4b.Mt. 24, 5a.Lk. 21, 8b.Mk. 13, 6b.Lk. 21, 8c.Mk. 13, 7a.Mt. 24, [Editor: illegible character]bLk. 21, 9b.Mt. 24, 7a.Lk. 21, 11. and said unto himCoxe1994: 34 between themselves and him, Teacher, tell us when that shall be, and what is the signCoxe1994: 35 of thy coming and the end of the world. Jesus answered and said unto them. Days will come, when ye shall long to see one of the days of the Son ofCoxe1994: 36, 37 man, and shall not behold. Take heed lest any man lead you astray. Many shallCoxe1994: 38 come in my name, and say, I am the Messiah; and they shall say, The time is comeCoxe1994: 39 near, and shall lead many astray: go not therefore after them. And when ye hear of wars and tidings of insurrections, see to it, be5 not agitated:Arabic, p. 157 for these things mustCoxe1994: 40 first be; only the end is not yet come. Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdomCoxe1994: 41 against kingdom: and great earthquakes shall be in one place and another, and there shall be famines and deaths and agitations; and there shall be fear and terror and great signs that6 shall appear from heaven, and there shall be greatCoxe1994: 42, 43 storms. All these things are the beginning of travail.Mt. 24, 8.Lk. 21, 12. But before all of that, they shall lay hands upon you, and persecute you, and deliver you unto the synagoguesCoxe1994: 44 and into prisons, and bring you before kings and judges for my name’s sake.Lk. 21, 13.Mk. 13, 10.Lk. 12, 11. AndCoxe1994: 45 that shall be unto you for a witness. But first must my gospel be preached unto allCoxe1994: 46 nations. And when they bring you into the synagogues before the rulers and the authorities, be not anxious beforehand how ye shall answer for yourselves, or what yeCoxe1994: 47, 48 shall say: because it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit. Lay it to your heart,Mk. 13, 11b.Lk. 21, 14.Lk. 21, 15. not Coxe1994: 49 to be anxious before the time what ye shall say: and I shall7 give you understanding and wisdom,8 which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay.Arabic, p. 158Coxe1994: 50 And then shall they deliver you unto constraint, and shall kill you:Mt. 24, 9.Mt. 24, 10.Lk. 21, 16. and ye shall beCoxe1994: 51 hated of all nations because of my name. And then shall many go astray,9 and theyCoxe1994: 52 shall hate one another, and deliver one another unto death. And your parents, and your brethren, and your kinsfolk, and your friends shall deliver you up, and shallCoxe1994: 53, 54 slay some of you. But a lock of hair from your heads shall not perish.Lk. 21, 18.Lk. 21, 19.Mt. 24, 11.Mt. 24, 12. And byCoxe1994: 55 your patience ye shall gain10 your souls. And many men,11 false prophets, shall arise,Coxe1994: 56 and lead many astray. And because of the abounding of iniquity, the love of many Edition: current; Page: [108] Coxe1994: 57shall wax cold. But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.Mt. 24, 13.Mt. 24, 14. AndCoxe1994: 58 this, the1 gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in all the world for a testimony to all nations; and then shall come the end of all.

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§ 42Lk. 21, 20.Lk. 21, 21.Coxe1994: 1But when ye see Jerusalem with the army compassing it about, then know thatCoxe1994: 2 its desolation is come near. Those then that are in Judæa at that time shall flee to the mountain; and those that are within her shall flee; and those that are in theCoxe1994: 3 villages shall not enter her. For these days are the days of vengeance,Lk. 21, 22.Mt. 24, 15. that all thatCoxe1994: 4 is written may be fulfilled. And when ye see the unclean sign of desolation,2 spoken of in Daniel the prophet, standing in the pure place, he that readeth shall understand,Coxe1994: 5, 6 and then he that is in Judæa shall flee in to the mountain:Mt. 24, 16.Mk. 13, 15.Mk. 13, 16.Lk. 21, 23. and let him that is on theCoxe1994: 7 roof not go down, nor enter in to take anything from his house: and let him that is inCoxe1994: 8 the field not turn behind him to take his garment.Arabic, p. 159 Woe to them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! there shall be greatCoxe1994: 9 distress in the land, and wrath against this nation.Lk. 21, 24. And they shall fall on the edge of the sword,3 and shall be taken captive to every land: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the nations, until the times of the nations be ended.

Mk. 13, 21.Mt. 24, 24.Coxe1994: 10Then if any man say unto you, The Messiah is here; or, Lo, he is there; believeCoxe1994: 11 him not: there shall rise then false Messiahs and prophets of lying, and shall do signs and wonders, in order that they may lead astray even the elect also, if theyCoxe1994: 12 be able. But as for you, beware: for I have acquainted you with everythingCoxe1994: 13 beforehand. If then they say unto you, Lo, he is in the desert;Mk. 13, 23.Mt. 24, 26.Mt. 24, 27. go not out, lest yeCoxe1994: 14 be taken: and if they say unto you, Lo, he is in the chamber; believe not. And as the lightning appeareth from the east, and is seen unto the west; so shall be theCoxe1994: 15 coming of the Son of man. But first he must suffer much and be rejected by thisCoxe1994: 16 generation.4 Pray therefore that your flight be not in winter,Lk. 17, 25.Mt. 24, 20.Mt. 24, 21.Mk. 13, 20. nor on a sabbath:Coxe1994: 17 there shall be then great tribulation,5 the like of which there hath not been from theCoxe1994: 18 beginning of the world till now, nor shall be. And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would have lived: but because of the elect, whom he elected,Coxe1994: 19 he shortened those days.Lk. 21, 25. And there shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and upon the earth affliction5 of the nations, and rubbing of hands for the confusion6Coxe1994: 20 of the noise of the sea,Arabic, p. 160 and an earthquake:Lk. 21, 26a.Mk. 13, 24a.Mt. 24, 29. the souls of men shallCoxe1994: 21 go forth from fear of that which is to come upon the earth. And in those days, straightway after the distress of those days, the sun shall become dark, and the moon shall not shew its light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powersCoxe1994: 22 of heaven shall be convulsed: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and at that time all the tribes of the earth shall wail,Mt. 24, 30. and look unto the SonCoxe1994: 23 of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory.Mt. 24, 31. And he shall send his angels with the great trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the fourCoxe1994: 24 winds, from one end of heaven to the other.7Lk. 21, 28. But when these things begin to be, be of good cheer, and lift up your heads; for your salvation8 is come near.

Mt. 24, 32.Mt. 24, 33.Coxe1994: 25Learn the example of the fig tree: when it letteth down its branches,9 and puttethCoxe1994: 26 forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is come; so ye also, when ye see these things begun to be, know ye that the kingdom of God hath arrived at theCoxe1994: 27 door.Mt. 24, 34.Mt. 24, 35. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, until all theseCoxe1994: 28 things shall be. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my sayings shall not pass away.

Lk. 21, 34.Coxe1994: 29Take heed to yourselves, that your hearts become not heavy with inordinate desire,10 and drunkenness, and the care of the world at any time, and that day come Edition: current; Page: [109] Coxe1994: 30upon you suddenly: for it is as a shock that shocks all the inhabitants that are on theCoxe1994: 31 face of the whole earth. Watch at all times, and pray,Lk. 21, 35.Lk. 21, 36. that ye may be worthy to escape from all the things that are to be, and that ye may stand before the Son ofCoxe1994: 32 man. Of that day and of that hour hath no man learned, not even the angelsCoxe1994: 33 of heaven,Arabic, p. 161 neither the Son, but the Father. See ye, and watch and pray: for ye knowCoxe1994: 34 not when that time will be. It is as a man, who journeyed, and left his house, and gave his authority to his servants,Mk. 13, 32.Mk. 13, 33.Mk. 13, 34. and appointed every man to his work, andCoxe1994: 35 charged the porter to be wakeful. Be wakeful then:1 since ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, in the evening, or in the middle of the night,Mk. 13, 35. or when theCoxe1994: 36 cock croweth, or in the morning; lest he come unexpectedly,Mk. 13, 36.Mk. 13, 37.Mt. 24, 37.Mt. 24, 38.Mt. 24, 29. and find you sleeping.Coxe1994: 37 The thing that I say unto you, unto all of you do I say it, Be ye watchful.

Coxe1994: 38For as it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.Coxe1994: 39 As they were before the flood eating and drinking, and taking wives, and givingCoxe1994: 40 wives to men, until the day in which Noah entered into the ark, and they perceived not till the flood came, and took them all; so shall the coming of the Son of manCoxe1994: 41 be.Lk. 17, 28.Lk. 17, 29. And as it was in the days of Lot; they were eating and drinking, and sellingCoxe1994: 42 and buying, and planting and building, on the day in which Lot went out from Sodom, and the Lord rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed themCoxe1994: 43, 44 all: so shall it be in the day in which the Son of man is revealed.2Lk. 17, 30.Lk. 17, 31. And in that day, whosoever is on the roof, and his garments3 in the house, let him not go down toCoxe1994: 45 take them: and he that is in the field shall not turn behind him.Lk. 17, 32.Lk. 17, 33.Lk. 17, 34.Lk. 17, 35.Lk. 17, 36.Lk. 17, 37. Remember Lot’sCoxe1994: 46 wife. Whosoever shall desire to save his life shall destroy it: but whosoever shallCoxe1994: 47 destroy his life shall save it. Verily I say unto you, In that night there shall be two onCoxe1994: 48 one bed; one shall be taken, and another left.Arabic, p. 162 And two women shall be grindingCoxe1994: 49 at one mill; one shall be taken, and another left. And two shall be in theCoxe1994: 50 field; one shall be taken, and another left. They answered and said unto him, To what place, our Lord? He said unto them, Where the body is, there will the eaglesCoxe1994: 51, 52 gather. Be attentive now: for ye know not at what hour your Lord cometh.Mt. 24, 42.Mt. 24, 43. Know this: if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have been attentive, and would not make it possible that his house should beCoxe1994: 53 broken through. Therefore be ye also ready:Mt. 24, 44. for in the hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

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§ 43Lk. 12, 41.Lk. 12, 42a.4Mt. 24, 45.Coxe1994: 1Simon Cephas said unto him, Our Lord, is it to us that thou hast spoken thisCoxe1994: 2 parable, or also to every man? Jesus said unto him, Who, thinkest thou, is the servant, the master of the house,5 trusted with control,6 whom his lord set over hisCoxe1994: 3 household, to give them their food in its season?Mt. 24, 46.Lk. 12, 44a.Mt. 24, 47b.Mt. 24, 48.Lk. 12, 45b.Mt. 24, 49b. Blessed is that servant, whom hisCoxe1994: 4 lord shall come and find having done so. Verily I say unto you, He will set himCoxe1994: 5 over all that he hath. But if that evil servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth hisCoxe1994: 6 coming; and shall begin to beat his servants and the maidservants of his lord, andCoxe1994: 7 shall begin to eat and to drink with the drunken;Mt. 24, 50.Mt. 24, 51a.Lk. 12, 46b.Mt. 24, 51b.Mt. 25, 1.Mt. 25, 2. the lord of that servant shall comeCoxe1994: 8 in the day that he thinketh not, and in the hour that he knoweth not, and shall judge him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites, and with those that are not faithful: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.Arabic, p. 163

Coxe1994: 9Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like unto ten virgins, those that took theirCoxe1994: 10 lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom and the bride. Five of them wereCoxe1994: 11 wise, and five foolish. And those foolish ones took their lamps, and took not withCoxe1994: 12, 13 them oil: but those wise ones took oil in vessels along with their lamps.Mt. 25, 3.Mt. 25, 4.Mt. 25, 5.Mt. 25, 6. When thenCoxe1994: 14 the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But in the middle of the night there occurred a cry, Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Go forth therefore toCoxe1994: 15, 16 meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and made ready their lamps.Mt. 25, 7.Mt. 25, 8.Mt. 25, 9. The foolishCoxe1994: 17 said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But those wise answered and said, Perhaps7 there will not be enough for us and you: but go ye to Edition: current; Page: [110] Coxe1994: 18the sellers, and buy for yourselves. And when they went away to buy,Mt. 25, 10. the bridegroom came; and those that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: andCoxe1994: 19 the door was shut.Mt. 25, 11.Mt. 25, 12.Mt. 25, 13.Mt. 25, 14.Mt. 25, 15.Mt. 25, 16. And at last those other virgins also came and said, Our Lord,Coxe1994: 20 our Lord, open unto us. He answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you,Coxe1994: 21 I know you not. Watch then, for ye know not that day nor that hour.

Coxe1994: 22It is as a man, who went on a journey, and called his servants, and delivered untoCoxe1994: 23 them his possessions. And unto one he gave five talents,1 and another two, and anotherCoxe1994: 24 one; every one according to his strength; and went on his journey forthwith. He then that received the five talents went and traded with them,Arabic, p. 164 and gainedCoxe1994: 26 other five. And so also he of the two gained other two. But he that receivedCoxe1994: 27 the one went and digged in the earth,Mt. 25, 17.Mt. 25, 18.Mt. 25, 19. and hid the money of his lord. And after a long time the lord of those servants came, and took from them the account.Coxe1994: 28 And he that received five talents came near and brought other five, and said,Mt. 25, 20. My lord, thou gavest me five talents: lo, I have gained other five in addition to them.Coxe1994: 29 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant:Mt. 25, 21.Mt. 25, 22. over a little hastCoxe1994: 30 thou been faithful, over much will I set thee: enter into the joy of thy lord. And he that had the two came near and said, My lord, thou gavest me two talents: lo,Coxe1994: 31 other two have I gained in addition to them. His lord said unto him, Good,2Mt. 25, 23. thou faithful servant: over a little hast thou been faithful, over much will I set thee: enterCoxe1994: 32 into the joy of thy lord.Mt. 25, 24. And he also that received the one talent came forward and said, My lord, I knew thee that thou art a severe man, who reapest where thouCoxe1994: 33 sowest not, and gatherest where thou didst not scatter: and so I was afraid,Mt. 25, 25.Mt. 25, 26. andCoxe1994: 34 went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast what is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest meCoxe1994: 35 that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;Mt. 25, 27. it was incumbent on thee to put my money to the bank,3 and then I should come and seek it with itsCoxe1994: 36 gains. Take now from him the talent,Mt. 25, 28.Mt. 25, 29.Mt. 25, 30. and give it to him that hath ten talents.Coxe1994: 37 Whosoever hath shall be given, and he shall have more: but he that hath not, evenCoxe1994: 38 what he hath shall be taken from him.Arabic, p. 165 And the unprofitable servant, put him forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Coxe1994: 39, 40Your loins shall be girded, and your lamps lit;Lk. 12, 35.Lk. 12, 36. and ye shall be like the people that are looking for their lord, when he shall return from the feast; so that, whenCoxe1994: 41 he cometh and knocketh, they may at once open unto him.Lk. 12, 37. Blessed are those servants, whom their lord shall come and find attentive: verily I say unto you, that he will gird his waist, and make them sit down, and pass through4 them and serveCoxe1994: 42 them. And if he come in the second watch, or the third, and find thus,Lk. 12, 38. blessed are those servants.

Coxe1994: 43But when the Son of man cometh in his glory,Mt. 25, 31.Mt. 25, 32. and all his pure angels with him,Coxe1994: 44 then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: and he will gather before him all the nations, and separate them the one from the other, like the shepherd who separatethCoxe1994: 45 the sheep from the goats; and will set5 the sheep on his right,Mt. 25, 33.Mt. 25, 34. and the goats on hisCoxe1994: 46 left. Then shall the King say to those that are at his right, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations6 of the world:Coxe1994: 47 I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; and I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink;Mt. 25, 35.Mt. 25, 36.Mt. 25, 37. and ICoxe1994: 48 was a stranger, and ye took me in; and I was naked, and ye clothed me; and ICoxe1994: 49 was sick, and ye visited me; and I was in prison, and ye cared for me. Then shall those righteous say unto him, Our Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee?Coxe1994: 50 or thirsty, and gave thee to drink? And when saw we thee a stranger,Mt. 25, 38.Mt. 25, 39.Mt. 25, 40.Mt. 25, 41. and tookCoxe1994: 51 thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? And when saw we thee sick, or imprisoned, andCoxe1994: 52 cared for thee? The King shall answer and say7 unto them, Verily I say unto you, WhatCoxe1994: 53 ye did to one of these my brethren, the little ones, ye did unto me.Arabic, p. 166 Then shall he say unto those that are on his left also, Depart from me, ye cursed,Coxe1994: 54 into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his hosts: I hungered,Mt. 25, 42.Mt. 25, 43. and ye fed meCoxe1994: 55 not; and I thirsted, and ye did not give me to drink; and I was a stranger, and ye Edition: current; Page: [111] took me not in; and I was naked, and ye clothed me not; and I was sick, and imprisoned,Coxe1994: 56 and ye visited me not. Then shall those also answer and say,Mt. 25, 44. Our Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or naked, or a stranger, or sick, or imprisoned,Coxe1994: 57 and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer and say unto them,Mt. 25, 45. Verily I say unto you, When ye did it not unto one of these little ones, ye did it notCoxe1994: 58 unto me also. And these shall go away into eternal punishment:Mt. 25, 46. but the righteous into eternal life.

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§ 44Mt. 26, 1.Mt. 26, 2.Coxe1994: 1, 2And when Jesus1 finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days will be the passover, and the Son of man is delivered up to beCoxe1994: 3 crucified. Then gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes,Mt. 26, 3.Mt. 26, 4. and the eldersCoxe1994: 4 of the people, unto the court of the chief priest, who was called Caiaphas; and they took counsel together concerning Jesus, that they might seize him by subtilty, andCoxe1994: 5 kill him. But they said, Not during the feast,Mt. 26, 5.Lk. 22, 2b.Lk. 22, 3.Lk. 22, 4a.Mt. 26, 15a.Mk. 14, 11a.Mt. 26, 15b.Lk. 22, 6. lest there take place a disturbance among the people; for they feared the people.

Coxe1994: 6And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, who was of the numberCoxe1994: 7 of the twelve. And he went away, and communed with the chief priests, and the scribes, and those that held command in the temple, and said unto them, WhatCoxe1994: 8 would ye pay me,Arabic, p. 167 and I will deliver him unto you? And they, when they heard it, were pleased, and made ready2 for him thirty pieces of money.3Coxe1994: 9 And he promised4 them, and from that time he sought an opportunity5 that he might deliver unto them Jesus without the multitude.

Coxe1994: 10And on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus,Mk. 14, 12. and said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and make ready for thee that thou mayest eat the passover?Coxe1994: 11And before the feast of the passover,Jo. 13, 1. Jesus knew that the hour was arrived for his departure from this world unto his Father; and he loved his own in this world,Coxe1994: 12 and to the last he loved them. And at the time of the feast,Jo. 13, 2.Jo. 13, 3. Satan put into theCoxe1994: 13 heart of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to deliver him up. And Jesus, because he knew that the Father had delivered into his hands everything, and that he cameCoxe1994: 14 forth from the Father, and goeth unto God, rose from supper,Jo. 13, 4.Jo. 13, 5. and laid aside hisCoxe1994: 15 garments; and took a towel, and girded his waist, and poured water into a bason, and began to wash the feet of his disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewithCoxe1994: 16 his waist was girded. And when he came to Simon Cephas,Jo. 13, 6.Jo. 13, 7.Jo. 13, 8. Simon said untoCoxe1994: 17 him, Dost thou, my Lord, wash for me my feet? Jesus answered and said untoCoxe1994: 18 him, What I do, now thou knowest not; but afterwards thou shalt learn. Simon said unto him, Thou shalt never wash for me my feet. Jesus said unto him, If ICoxe1994: 19 wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Cephas said unto him,Jo. 13, 9.Jo. 13, 10. Then, myCoxe1994: 20 Lord, wash not for me my feet alone, but my hands also and my head. Jesus said unto him, He that batheth6 needeth not to wash save his feet, whereas his wholeCoxe1994: 21 body is clean: and ye also are clean, but not all of you.Jo. 13, 11. For Jesus knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

Coxe1994: 22So when he had washed their feet,Arabic, p. 168 he took his garments, and sat down, andCoxe1994: 23 said unto them, Know ye what I have done unto you? Ye call me, Master,Coxe1994: 24 and, Lord: and ye say well; so I am. If then I,Jo. 13, 12.Jo. 13, 13.Jo. 13, 14. now, who am your Lord and Master, have washed for you your feet, how needful is it that ye should wash one another’s feet!Coxe1994: 25 This have I given you as an example,Jo. 13, 15.Jo. 13, 16.Jo. 13, 17.Jo. 13, 18. that as I have done to you so ye should doCoxe1994: 26 also. Verily, verily, I say unto you, No servant is greater than his lord; nor anCoxe1994: 27 apostle greater than he that sent him. If ye know that, ye are happy if ye do it.Coxe1994: 28 My saying this7 is not for all of you: for I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture might be fulfilled, He that eateth with me bread lifted against me his Edition: current; Page: [112] Coxe1994: 29heel. Henceforth I say unto you before it come to pass, that,Jo. 13, 19.Jo. 13, 20. when it cometh toCoxe1994: 30 pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and whosoever receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Coxe1994: 31Who is the great one, he that sitteth, or he that serveth?Lk. 22, 27.Lk. 22, 28.Lk. 22, 29.Lk. 22, 30. is it not he that sitteth?Coxe1994: 32 I am among you as he that serveth. But ye are they that have continued with meCoxe1994: 33 in my temptations; I promise1 you, as my Father promised1 me, the kingdom, that ye may eat and drink at the table of my kingdom.

Coxe1994: 34And the first day2 came, the feast of unleavened bread,Lk. 22, 7.Lk. 22, 8. on which the Jews wereCoxe1994: 35 wont3 to sacrifice4 the passover. And Jesus sent two of his disciples, Cephas and John, and said unto them, Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may eat.Lk. 22, 9.Lk. 22, 10a.Mk. 14, 13b.Lk. 22, 10b.Lk. 22, 11a.Mt. 26, 18b.Lk. 22, 11b.Lk. 22, 12.Mk. 14, 15.Mk. 14, 16.Coxe1994: 36, 37 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee? He said unto them, Go, enter the city; and at the time of your entering, there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him, and the place where he entereth, sayCoxe1994: 38 to such an one, the master of the house, Our Master saith, My time is come, and at thy house I keep the passover.Arabic, p. 169 Where then is the lodging-place whereCoxe1994: 39 I shall eat with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper roomCoxe1994: 40 spread and made ready: there then make ready for us. And his two disciples went out, and came to the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover as he had said unto them.

Coxe1994: 41And when the evening was come, and the time arrived,Lk. 22, 14.Lk. 22, 15.Lk. 22, 16. Jesus came and reclined,Coxe1994: 42 and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I haveCoxe1994: 43 desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: I say unto you, that henceforth I shall not eat it, until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

Coxe1994: 44Jesus said that, and was agitated5 in his spirit, and testified, and said, Verily,Jo. 13, 21a.Mk. 14, 18b.Mk. 14, 19.Coxe1994: 45 verily, I say unto you, One of you, he that eateth with me, shall betray me. And they were very sorrowful; and they began to say unto him, one after another ofCoxe1994: 46 them, Can it be I, Lord? He answered and said unto them, One of the twelve,Mk. 14, 20.Lk. 22, 21.Mk. 14, 21.Coxe1994: 47 he that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, will betray me. And lo, the hand ofCoxe1994: 48 him that betrayeth me is on the table. And the Son of man goeth, as it is written of him: woe then to that man by whose hand the Son of man is betrayed! for itCoxe1994: 49 would have been better for that man had he not been born.Jo. 13, 22.Lk. 22, 23. And the disciplesCoxe1994: 50 looked one on another, for they knew not to whom he referred; and they began to search among themselves, who that might be who was to do this.

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§ 45Jo. 13, 23.Jo. 13, 24.Jo. 13, 25.Jo. 13, 26.Coxe1994: 1, 2And one of his disciples was sitting6 in his bosom, he whom Jesus loved. To him Simon Cephas beckoned, that he should ask him who this was, concerningCoxe1994: 3 whom he spake. And that disciple leaned7 on Jesus’ breast,Arabic, p. 170 and said unto him,Coxe1994: 4 My Lord, who is this? Jesus answered and said, He to whom I shall dip bread, and give it. And Jesus dipped bread, and gave to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.Coxe1994: 5 And after the bread, Satan entered him. And Jesus said unto him,Jo. 13, 27.Jo. 13, 28.Jo. 13, 29. What thouCoxe1994: 6 desirest to do, hasten the doing of it. And no man of them that sat knew why heCoxe1994: 7 said this unto him. And some of them thought, because Judas had the box, that he was bidding him buy what would be needed for the feast; or, that he might payCoxe1994: 8 something to the poor. Judas the betrayer answered and said, Can it be I,Mt. 26, 25.Jo. 13, 30. myCoxe1994: 9 Master? Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said. And Judas took the bread straightway, and went forth without: and it was still night.

Coxe1994: 10And Jesus said, Now is the Son of man being glorified,8Jo. 13, 31.Jo. 13, 32. and God is being glorified8Coxe1994: 11 in him; and if God is glorified in him, God also will glorify him in him, and straightway will glorify him.

Coxe1994: 12And while they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and divided;Mk. 14, 22a.Mt. 26, 26b. and he Edition: current; Page: [113] Coxe1994: 13gave to his disciples, and said unto them, Take and eat; this is my body.Mk. 14, 23a.Mt. 26, 27b.Mk. 14, 23b.Mk. 14, 24a.Mt. 26, 28.Mt. 26, 29. And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and blessed, and gave them, and said, TakeCoxe1994: 14, 15 and drink of it, all of you. And they drank of it, all of them. And he said unto them, This is my blood, the new covenant, that is shed for many for theCoxe1994: 16 forgiveness of sins.Arabic, p. 171 I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this, the juice of the vine, until the day in which I drink1 with you new wine in the kingdom ofCoxe1994: 17 God. And thus do ye in remembrance of me. And Jesus said unto Simon, Simon,Lk. 22, 19b.Lk. 22, 31.Lk. 22, 32.Coxe1994: 18 behold, Satan asketh that he may sift you like wheat: but I entreat2 for thee, that thou lose not thy faith:3 and do thou, at some time, turn4 and strengthen thy brethren.

Coxe1994: 19My children, another little while am I with you. And ye shall seek me:Jo. 13, 33.Jo. 13, 34. and asCoxe1994: 20 I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; I say unto you now also. A new commandment I give you, that ye may love one another; and as I have lovedCoxe1994: 21 you, so shall ye also love one another.Jo. 13, 35.Jo. 13, 36. By this shall every man know that ye areCoxe1994: 22 my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Simon Cephas said unto him, Our Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered and said unto him, Whither I go, thou canst not now follow me; but later thou shalt come.

Coxe1994: 23Then said Jesus unto them, Ye all shall desert5 me this night:6 it is written,Mt. 26, 31.Mt. 26, 32.Mt. 26, 33.Lk. 22, 33b.Jo. 13, 37b.Jo. 13, 38a.Mk. 14, 30b. ICoxe1994: 24 will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered. But after myCoxe1994: 25 rising, I shall go before you into Galilee. Simon Cephas answered and said untoCoxe1994: 26 him, My Lord, if every man desert thee, I shall at no time desert thee. I am with thee ready for imprisonment and for death. And my life will I give up for thee.Coxe1994: 27 Jesus said unto him,Arabic, p. 172 Wilt thou give up thy life for me? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt to-day, during this night,Lk. 22, 34b.Mk. 14, 31. before the cock crowCoxe1994: 28 twice, three times deny me, that thou knowest me not. But Cephas said the more,7 Even if it lead to8 death with thee, I shall not deny thee, my Lord. And in like manner said all the disciples also.

Coxe1994: 29Then Jesus said unto them, Let not your hearts be troubled:9 believe in God,Jo. 14, 1.Jo. 14, 2.Jo. 14, 3.Coxe1994: 30 and believe in me. The stations10 in my Father’s house are many, else I shouldCoxe1994: 31 have told11 you. I12 go to prepare for you a place. And if I go to prepare for you a place, I shall return again, and take you unto me; and so where I am,Jo. 14, 4.Jo. 14, 5. there yeCoxe1994: 32, 33 shall be also. And the place that I go ye know,13 and the way ye know.13 Thomas said unto him, Our Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how is the way forCoxe1994: 34 us to the knowledge of that?14 Jesus said unto him, I am the way,Jo. 14, 6.Jo. 14, 7. and the truth,Coxe1994: 35 and the life: and no man cometh unto my Father, but through me. And if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father: and from henceforth ye know15 him,Coxe1994: 36 and have seen him. Philip16 said unto him, Our Lord, shew us the Father,Jo. 14, 8.Jo. 14, 9. and it sufficethCoxe1994: 37 us. Jesus said unto him, Have I been all this time with you, and dost thou not know17 me, Philip?16 whosoever hath seen me hath seen the Father; how then sayestCoxe1994: 38 thou, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in my Father,Jo. 14, 10. and my Father in me? and the saying that I say, I say not of myself: but my Father who dwelleth inCoxe1994: 39 me, he doeth these deeds. Believe that I am in my Father, and my Father in me:Coxe1994: 40 or else believe for the sake of the deeds.Arabic, p. 173 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever believeth in me, the deeds that I do shall he do also;Jo. 14, 11.Jo. 14, 12. andCoxe1994: 41 more than that shall he do; I go unto the Father.Jo. 14, 13.Jo. 14, 14.Jo. 14, 15.Jo. 14, 16. And what ye shall ask in myCoxe1994: 42 name, I shall do unto you, that the Father may be glorified in his Son. And if yeCoxe1994: 43, 44 ask me18 in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will entreat of my Father, and he will send unto you another Paraclete, that heCoxe1994: 45 may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive;Jo. 14, 17. for it hath not seen him, nor known him: but ye known him; for he hath dwelt19 Edition: current; Page: [114] Coxe1994: 46with you, and is in you. I will not leave you orphans: I will come unto you.Jo. 14, 18.Jo. 14, 19.Jo. 14, 20.Coxe1994: 47 Another little while, and the world seeth me not; but ye see me that I live, and yeCoxe1994: 48 shall live also. And in that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

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§ 46Jo. 14, 21.Coxe1994: 1Whosoever hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and willCoxe1994: 2 shew myself unto him. Judas (not Iscariot) said unto him,Jo. 14, 22.Jo. 14, 23. My Lord, what is theCoxe1994: 3 purpose of thy intention to shew thyself to us, and not to the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, Whosoever loveth me will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and to him will we come, and make our1 abode with him.Coxe1994: 4 But he that loveth me not keepeth not my word:Jo. 14, 24. and this word that ye hear is not my word, but the Father’s which sent me.

Coxe1994: 5, 6This have I spoken unto you, while I was yet with you. But the Paraclete,Jo. 14, 25.Jo. 14, 26. the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, andCoxe1994: 7 he will bring to your remembrance all that I say unto you.Arabic, p. 174 Peace I leave you; my peace I give unto you: and not as this world giveth,Jo. 14, 27. give I unto you.Coxe1994: 8 Let your heart not be troubled,2 nor fearful. Ye heard that I said unto you,Jo. 14, 28. that I go away, and come unto you. If3 ye loved me, ye would rejoice, that I go away to myCoxe1994: 9 Father: for my Father is greater than I.Jo. 14, 29.Jo. 14, 30. And now I say unto you before it comeCoxe1994: 10 to pass, that, when it cometh to pass, ye may believe me. Now I will not speak with you much: the Archon of the world will come, and he will have nothing inCoxe1994: 11 me: but that the world may know that I love my Father,Jo. 14, 31a. and as my Father charged me, so I do.

Coxe1994: 12And he said unto them, When I sent you without purses, or wallets, and shoes,4Lk. 22, 35.Lk. 22, 36.Coxe1994: 13 lacked ye perchance anything? They said unto him, Nothing. He said unto them, Henceforth, whosoever hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise the wallet also: and whosoever hath not a sword, shall sell his garment, and buy for himself aCoxe1994: 14 sword. I say unto you, that this scripture also must be fulfilled in me,Lk. 22, 37. that I should be reckoned5 with the transgressors: for all that is said of me is fulfilled inCoxe1994: 15 me. His disciples said unto him, Our Lord, lo, here are two swords.Lk. 22, 38.Jo. 14, 31b.Lk. 22, 39. He saidCoxe1994: 16 unto them, They are sufficient. Arise, let us go hence. And they arose, and praised, and went forth, and went, according to their custom, to the mount of Olives, he and his disciples.

Coxe1994: 17And he said unto them, I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.Jo. 15, 1.Jo. 15, 2.Jo. 15, 3.Jo. 15, 4.Coxe1994: 18 Every branch that produceth not fruit in me, he taketh it: and that which giveth fruit,Coxe1994: 19 he cleanseth it, that it may give much fruit. Ye are already clean because of the wordCoxe1994: 20 that I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. And as the branch of the vine cannot produce fruit of itself,Arabic, p. 175 if it be not abiding in the vine; so too yeCoxe1994: 21 also, if ye abide not in me. I am the vine, and ye are the branches:Jo. 15, 5. He then that abideth in me, and I in him, he giveth much fruit: for without me ye cannotCoxe1994: 22 do anything. And if a man abide not in me, he is cast without,Jo. 15, 6.Jo. 15, 7. like a witheredCoxe1994: 23 branch; and it is gathered, and cast6 into the fire, that it may be burned. If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, everything that ye desire to ask shall beCoxe1994: 24 done unto you. And herein is the Father glorified, that ye may give much fruit;Jo. 15, 8.Jo. 15, 9.Jo. 15, 10.Jo. 15, 11.Jo. 15, 12.Jo. 15, 13.Jo. 15, 14.Jo. 15, 15.Coxe1994: 25 and ye shall be my disciples. And as my Father loved me, I loved you also:Coxe1994: 26 abide in my love. If ye keep my commands, ye shall abide in my love; as I haveCoxe1994: 27 kept my Father’s commands, and abode in his love. I have spoken that unto you,Coxe1994: 28 that my joy7 may be in you, and your joy7 be fulfilled. This is my commandment,Coxe1994: 29 that ye love one another, as I loved you. And no love is greater than this, namely,Coxe1994: 30 that a man should give his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do all thatCoxe1994: 31 I command you. I call you not now servants; for the servant knoweth not what Edition: current; Page: [115] his lord doeth: my friends have I now called you; for everything that I heard fromCoxe1994: 32 my Father I have made known unto you. Ye did not choose1 me, but I chose1 you,Jo. 15, 16. and appointed you, that ye also should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should2Coxe1994: 33 abide; and that all that ye shall ask my Father in my name, he may2 give you.Jo. 15, 17.Jo. 15, 18.Jo. 15, 19. ThisCoxe1994: 34 I command3 you, that ye love one another. And if the world hate you, know thatCoxe1994: 35 before you it hated me. If then ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but ye are not of the world: I chose you out of the world: therefore the worldCoxe1994: 36 hateth you.Arabic, p. 176 Remember the word that I said unto you, that no servant is greater than his lord. And if they persecuted4 me, you also will theyCoxe1994: 37 persecute;4 and if they kept my word, your word also will they keep.Jo. 15, 20. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake,Jo. 15, 21. for they have not known5 himCoxe1994: 38 that sent me. And if I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin:Jo. 15, 22.Jo. 15, 23.Jo. 15, 24.Coxe1994: 39 but now they have no excuse for their sins. Whosoever hateth me, also hateth myCoxe1994: 40 Father. And if I had not done the deeds before them that no other man did, they would not have had sin: but now they have seen and hated me and my FatherCoxe1994: 41 also: that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law,Jo. 15, 25.Jo. 15, 26. They hated me forCoxe1994: 42 nothing. But when the Paraclete is come, whom I will send unto you from my Father, even the Spirit of truth, which goeth forth from my Father, he shall bear witness ofCoxe1994: 43 me: and ye also bear witness, because from the beginning ye have been with me.Jo. 15, 27.Jo. 16, 1.Jo. 16, 2.

Coxe1994: 44, 45I have said that unto you, that ye may not stumble.6 And they shall put you out of their synagogues: and there cometh an7 hour when every one that killethCoxe1994: 46 you shall think that he hath offered unto God an offering. And they will do that,Jo. 16, 3.Jo. 16, 4.Jo. 16, 5.8Coxe1994: 47 because they do not know me, nor my Father. I have said that unto you, so thatCoxe1994: 48 when its time is come, ye may remember it, that I told you. And this hitherto I said not unto you, because I was with you. But8 now I go unto him that sent me: and noCoxe1994: 49 man of you asketh me whither I go. I have said that unto you now,Jo. 16, 6.Jo. 16, 7. and grief hathCoxe1994: 50 come and taken possession of your hearts. But I say the truth unto you: It is better9 for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Paraclete will not come unto you;Coxe1994: 51 but if I go away,Arabic, p. 177 I will send him unto you. And when he cometh, he will reprove the world for sin, and for righteousness,Jo. 16, 8. and for judgement:Coxe1994: 52, 53 for sin, because they have not believed in me; and for righteousness,Jo. 16, 9.Jo. 16, 10.Jo. 16, 11.Jo. 16, 12.Jo. 16, 13. because I goCoxe1994: 54 to my Father; and for judgement, because10 the Archon of this world hath beenCoxe1994: 55 judged. And further have I many things to speak unto you, but ye cannot tarry11Coxe1994: 56 now. Howbeit12 when the Spirit of truth is come, he will remind13 you of all the truth: he will say nothing from himself; but everything that he heareth, that shallCoxe1994: 57 he say: and he shall make known unto you the things that are to be.Jo. 16, 14.Jo. 16, 15. And he shallCoxe1994: 58 glorify me; for from me shall he take and shew you. All that my Father hath is mine: therefore said I unto you, that he taketh14 of mine, and shall shew14 you.

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§ 47Jo. 16, 16.Jo. 16, 17.Coxe1994: 1A little while, and ye shall not behold me; and a little while again, and ye shallCoxe1994: 2 behold me; because I go to the Father. His disciples therefore said one to another, What is this that he hath said unto us, A little while, and ye shall not behold me; and a little while again, and ye shall behold me: and, I go to myCoxe1994: 3 Father? And they said, What is this little while that he hath said?Jo. 16, 18.Jo. 16, 19. We know notCoxe1994: 4 what he speaketh. And Jesus perceived that they were seeking to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said unto you, A little while, and ye behold me not, and a little while again, and ye shallCoxe1994: 5 behold me? Verily, verily,15 I say unto you, that ye shall weep and grieve,Jo. 16, 20. but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your grief shall turn16 to joy. Edition: current; Page: [116] Coxe1994: 6For, a woman when the time is come for her that she should bring forth,Jo. 16, 21. the arrival of the day of her bringing forth distresseth her: but whenever she hath brought forth a son, she remembereth not her distress, for joy at the birth of a man into theCoxe1994: 7 world. And ye now also grieve: but I shall see you, and your hearts shall rejoice,Jo. 16, 22.Jo. 16, 23.Coxe1994: 8 and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. And verily, verily,1 I say unto you, All that ye ask my FatherCoxe1994: 9 in my name,Arabic, p. 178 he will give you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask,Jo. 16, 24. and ye shall receive, that your joy may be complete.

Coxe1994: 10I have spoken unto you now in ænigmas:2Jo. 16, 25. but there will come an hour when3 I shall not speak to you in ænigmas,2 but shall reveal unto you the Father plainly,Coxe1994: 11 in that day when4 ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you,Jo. 16, 26.Jo. 16, 27.Jo. 16, 28. that I shallCoxe1994: 12 entreat the Father for you; for the Father loveth you, because ye have loved me,Coxe1994: 13 and have believed that I came forth from my Father. I came forth from my Father, and came into the world: and I leave the world, and go unto my Father.Coxe1994: 14 His disciples said unto him, Lo, thy speech is now plain,Jo. 16, 29.Jo. 16, 30. and thou hast not said oneCoxe1994: 15 thing in an ænigma. Now, lo, we know that thou knowest everything, and needest not that any man should ask thee:Jo. 16, 31.Jo. 16, 32. and by this we believe that thou camest forthCoxe1994: 16, 17 from God. Jesus said unto them, Believe that an hour cometh, and lo, it hath come, and ye shall be scattered, every one of you to his place, and shall leave meCoxe1994: 18 alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.Jo. 16, 33. This have I said unto you, that in me ye may have peace. And in the world trouble shall overtake you: but be of good courage; for I have overcome the world.

Coxe1994: 19This said Jesus, and lifted up his eyes unto heaven, and said, My Father,Jo. 17, 1.Jo. 17, 2.Jo. 17, 3. the hourCoxe1994: 20 is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: as thou gavest him authorityCoxe1994: 21 over all flesh, that all that thou hast given him, he might give them5 eternal life. And this is eternal life, that they should6 know that thou alone art true God, and that heCoxe1994: 22 whom thou didst send is Jesus the Messiah.7Arabic, p. 179 I glorified thee in the earth,Coxe1994: 23 and the work which thou gavest me to do I have accomplished. And now glorify thou me,Jo. 17, 4.Jo. 17, 5. O Father, beside thee, with that glory which I had with theeCoxe1994: 24 before the world was. I made known thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world:Jo. 17, 6. thine they were, and thou gavest them to me;Jo. 17, 7.Jo. 17, 8. and they have keptCoxe1994: 25, 26 thy word. Now they8 know that all that thou hast given me is from thee: and the sayings which thou gavest me I have given unto them; and they received them, and knew of a truth that I came forth from thee, and believed that thou didst send me.Coxe1994: 27 And I ask for their sake: and my asking is not for the world,Jo. 17, 9.Jo. 17, 10.Jo. 17, 11. but for those whomCoxe1994: 28 thou hast given me; for they are thine: and all that is mine is thine, and all that isCoxe1994: 29 thine is mine: and I am glorified in them. And now I am not in the world, and they are in the world, and I come to thee. My9 holy Father, keep them in thyCoxe1994: 30 name which10 thou hast given unto me, that they may be one, as we are.Jo. 17, 12. When I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: and I kept those whom thou gavest unto me: and no man of them hath perished, but the son of perdition; thatCoxe1994: 31 the scripture might be fulfilled. Now I come to thee;Jo. 17, 13.Jo. 17, 14.Jo. 17, 15. and this I say in the world,Coxe1994: 32 that my joy may be complete in them. I have given them thy word; and the worldCoxe1994: 33 hated them, because they were not of the world, as I was not of the world. And I ask not this, that thou take them from the world,Jo. 17, 16.Jo. 17, 17.Jo. 17, 18.Jo. 17, 19.Jo. 17, 20.Jo. 17, 21. but that thou keep them from theCoxe1994: 34, 35 evil one. They were not of the world, as I was not of the world. O Father, sanctifyCoxe1994: 36 them in thy truth: for thy word is truth. And as thou didst send me into the world, ICoxe1994: 37 also send them into the world.Arabic, p. 180 And for their sake I sanctify myself, that theyCoxe1994: 38 also may be sanctified in the truth. Neither for these alone do I ask, but forCoxe1994: 39 the sake of them that believe in me through their word; that they may be all one; Edition: current; Page: [117] as thou art in me, and I in thee, and so they also shall be one in us:Jo. 17, 22.Jo. 17, 23. that the worldCoxe1994: 40 may believe that thou didst send me. And the glory which thou hast given untoCoxe1994: 41 me I have given unto them; that they may be one, as we are one; I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfect into1 one; and that the world may know thatCoxe1994: 42 thou didst send me, and that I2 loved them, as thou lovedst me. Father,Jo. 17, 24. and those whom thou hast given me, I wish that, where I am, they may be with me also; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me beforeCoxe1994: 43 the foundation3 of the world. My righteous Father,4 and the world knew thee not,Jo. 17, 25.Jo. 17, 26.Coxe1994: 44 but I know thee; and they knew that thou didst send me; and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known to them; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I shall5 be in them.

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§ 48Jo. 18, 1.Coxe1994: 1This said Jesus, and went forth with his disciples to a place which was called Gethsemane,6 on7 the side that is in the plain8 of Kidron, the mountain,9 the placeCoxe1994: 2 in which was a garden; and he entered thither, he and his disciples.Jo. 18, 2.Lk. 22, 40a.Mt. 26, 36b.Lk. 22, 40b.Mt. 26, 37. And Judas theCoxe1994: 3 betrayer knew that place: for Jesus oft-times met with his disciples there. And when Jesus came to the place, he said to his disciples, Sit ye here, so that I may go and pray;Coxe1994: 4, 5 and pray ye, that ye enter not into temptations.Arabic, p. 181 And he took with him Cephas and the sons of Zebedee together, James and John; and he began toCoxe1994: 6 look sorrowful, and to be anxious. And he said unto them,Mt. 26, 38.Lk. 22, 41a.Mk. 14, 35b.Mk. 14, 36a.Lk. 22, 42b.Mt. 26, 40a.Mk. 14, 37b.Mt. 26, 40b.Mt. 26, 41a.Mk. 14, 38b.Mt. 26, 42. My soul is distressed untoCoxe1994: 7 death: abide ye here, and watch with me. And he withdrew from them a little,Coxe1994: 8 the space of a stone’s throw; and he kneeled,10 and fell on his face, and prayed, soCoxe1994: 9 that, if it were possible, this hour might pass11 him. And he said, Father, thou art able for all things; if thou wilt, let this cup pass me: but let not my will be done,Coxe1994: 10 but let thy will be done. And he came to his disciples, and found them sleeping;Coxe1994: 11 and he said unto Cephas, Simon, didst thou sleep? Could ye thus not for one hourCoxe1994: 12 watch with me? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptations: the spirit isCoxe1994: 13 willing and ready, but the body is weak.12 And he went again a second time, and prayed, and said, My Father, if it is not possible with regard to13 this cup that it pass,Coxe1994: 14 except I drink it, thy will be done. And he returned again,Mk. 14, 40. and found his disciples sleeping, for their eyes were heavy from their grief and anxiety; and they knew notCoxe1994: 15 what to say to him. And he left them, and went away again,Mt. 26, 44.Lk. 22, 43.Lk. 22, 44.Lk. 22, 45a.Lk. 22, 46.Mt. 26, 45b.Mk. 14, 41b.Mk. 14, 42a.Mt. 26, 46b. and prayed a thirdCoxe1994: 16 time, and said the very same word. And there appeared unto him an angel fromCoxe1994: 17 heaven, encouraging him. And being afraid14 he prayed continuously:15 and his sweatCoxe1994: 18 became like a stream of blood, and fell on the ground. Then he rose fromCoxe1994: 19 his prayer, and came to his disciples, and found them sleeping. And heCoxe1994: 20 said unto them, Sleep now, and rest:Arabic, p. 182 the end hath arrived,16 and the hour hath come;Coxe1994: 21 and behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us go:17 for he hath come that betrayeth me.

Coxe1994: 22And while he was still speaking, came Judas the betrayer, one of the twelve,Mt. 26, 47. and with him a great multitude carrying lanterns and torches18 and swords and staves, from the chief priests and scribes and elders of the people, and with him the footsoldiersCoxe1994: 23 of the Romans.19 And Judas the betrayer gave them a sign, and said,Mt. 26, 48.Mk. 14, 44b. He whom I shall kiss, he is he: take him with care,20 and lead him away.21

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Jo. 18, 4a.Mt. 26, 49.Mt. 26, 50a.Lk. 22, 48b.Mt. 26, 50b.Lk. 22, 52a,c.Jo. 18, 4b.Jo. 18, 5.Coxe1994: 24And Jesus, because he knew everything that should come upon him, went forthCoxe1994: 25 unto them. And immediately Judas the betrayer came to Jesus, and said, Peace,Coxe1994: 26 my Master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him, Judas, with a kiss betrayestCoxe1994: 27 thou the Son of man? Was it for that thou camest, my friend? And Jesus saidCoxe1994: 28 to those that came unto him, Whom seek ye? They said unto him, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said unto them, I am he. And Judas the betrayer also was standingCoxe1994: 29 with them. And when Jesus said unto them,Jo. 18, 6.Jo. 18, 7.Jo. 18, 8.Jo. 18, 9.Mt. 26, 50c. I am he, they retreated backward, andCoxe1994: 30 fell to the ground. And Jesus asked them again, Whom seek ye? They answered,Coxe1994: 31 Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said unto them, I told you that I am he: and if ye seekCoxe1994: 32 me, let these go away: that the word might be fulfilled which he spake, Of thoseCoxe1994: 33 whom thou hast given me I lost not even one.Arabic, p. 183 Then came those that were with Judas, and seized Jesus, and took him.

Coxe1994: 34And when his disciples saw what happened, they said,Lk. 22, 49.Jo. 18, 10. Our Lord, shall we smiteCoxe1994: 35 them with swords? And Simon Cephas had a sword, and he drew it, and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his right ear. And the name of that servantCoxe1994: 36 was Malchus. Jesus said unto Cephas,Jo. 18, 11a.Jo. 18, 11c.Mt. 26, 52b.Mt. 26, 53.Mt. 26, 54.Lk. 22, 51b.Mt. 26, 55. The cup which my Father hath givenCoxe1994: 37 me, shall I not drink it? Put the sword into its sheath: for all that take with1 theCoxe1994: 38 sword shall die by the sword. Thinkest2 thou that I am not able to ask of myCoxe1994: 39 Father, and he shall now raise up for me more than3 twelve tribes of angels? ThenCoxe1994: 40 how should the scriptures which were spoken be fulfilled, that thus it must be? YourCoxe1994: 41 leave in this.4 And he touched the ear of him that was struck, and healed it. And in that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, As they come out against a thief are ye come out against me with swords and staves to take me? Daily was I with you inCoxe1994: 42 the temple sitting teaching, and ye took me not: but this is your hour,Lk. 22, 53b.Mt. 26, 56.Jo. 18, 12a.Mk. 14, 51.Mk. 14, 52.Jo. 18, 12b.Jo. 18, 13. and the powerCoxe1994: 43 of darkness. And that was, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.

Coxe1994: 44Then the disciples all left him, and fled. And the footsoldiers and the officersCoxe1994: 45 and the soldiers5 of the Jews seized Jesus, and came. And a certain6 young manCoxe1994: 46 followed him, and he was wrapped in a towel, naked: and they seized him; so heCoxe1994: 47 left the towel, and fled naked.Arabic, p. 184 Then they took Jesus, and bound him, and brought him to Annas first; because he was the father in law of Caiaphas,Coxe1994: 48 who was chief priest that year. And Caiaphas was he that counselled the Jews,Jo. 18, 14. that it was necessary that one man should die instead of the people.

Coxe1994: 49And Simon Cephas and one of the other disciples followed Jesus.Jo. 18, 15.Jo. 18, 16. And the chiefCoxe1994: 50 priest knew that disciple, and he entered with Jesus into the court; but Simon was standing without at the door. And that other disciple, whom the chief priest knew,Coxe1994: 51 went out and spake unto her that kept the door, and she brought Simon in.Jo. 18, 17a. And when the maid that kept the door saw Simon, she looked stedfastly at him, and said unto him, Art not thou also one of the disciples of this man, I mean Jesus theCoxe1994: 52 Nazarene? But he denied, and said, Woman, I know him not,Lk. 22, 57.Mk. 14, 68b.Jo. 18, 18a.Lk. 22, 55a.Jo. 18, 18c.Mt. 26, 58b. neither know I evenCoxe1994: 53 what thou sayest. And the servants and the soldiers rose, and made a fire in theCoxe1994: 54 middle of the court, that they might warm themselves; for it was cold. And whenCoxe1994: 55 the fire burned up, they sat down around it. And Simon also came, and sat down with them to warm himself, that he might see the end of what should happen.

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§ 49Jo. 18, 19.Jo. 18, 20.Coxe1994: 1,2And the chief priest asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his doctrine.7 And Jesus said unto him, I was speaking8 openly to the people; and I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where all the Jews gather; and I have spoken nothing inCoxe1994: 3 secret.Arabic, p. 185 Why askest thou me? ask those that have heard,Jo. 18, 21.Jo. 18, 22. what I spake untoCoxe1994: 4 them: for they know all that I said. And when he had said that, one of the soldiers which were standing there struck the cheek9 of Jesus, and said unto him, Edition: current; Page: [119] Coxe1994: 5Dost thou thus answer the chief priest? Jesus answered and said unto him,Jo. 18, 23.Jo. 18, 24. If ICoxe1994: 6 have spoken evil, bear witness of evil:1 but if well, why didst thou smite me? And Annas sent Jesus bound unto Caiaphas the chief priest.

Coxe1994: 7And when Jesus went out,Jo. 18, 25a.Mk. 14, 69a.Mt. 26, 71b.Mt. 26, 73b.Mt. 26, 72.Lk. 22, 58a.Jo. 18, 26a. Simon Cephas was standing in the outer court warmingCoxe1994: 8 himself. And that maid saw him again, and began to say to those that stoodCoxe1994: 9 by, This man also was there with Jesus the Nazarene. And those that stood byCoxe1994: 10 came forward and said to Cephas, Truly thou art one of his disciples. And heCoxe1994: 11 denied again with an oath, I know not the man. And after a little one of the servants of the chief priest, the kinsman of him whose ear Simon cut off, saw him; andCoxe1994: 12 he disputed2 and said, Truly this man was with him: and he also is a Galilæan;Lk. 22, 59b.Mt. 26, 73c.Jo. 18, 26b.Mk. 14, 71.Lk. 22, 60b.Lk. 22, 61a.Coxe1994: 13 and his speech resembles.3 And he said unto Simon, Did not I see thee with himCoxe1994: 14 in the garden? Then began Simon to curse,4 and to swear, I know not this manCoxe1994: 15 whom ye have mentioned. And immediately, while he was speaking, the cock crewCoxe1994: 16 twice. And in that hour Jesus turned, he being without, and looked stedfastly at Cephas. And Simon remembered the word of our Lord, which he said unto him,Coxe1994: 17, 18 Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.Mk. 14, 30b,c.Lk. 22, 62. And Simon went forth without, and wept bitterly.

Coxe1994: 19And when the morning approached,Arabic, p. 186 the servants of all the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people and all the multitude assembled,Coxe1994: 20, 21 and made a plot; and they took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And they sought false witnesses who should witness against him,Lk. 22, 66a. that they might put him toCoxe1994: 22, 23 death, and they found not; but many false witnesses came,Mt. 27, 1b.Mt. 26, 59b. but their witness did notCoxe1994: 24, 25 agree. But at last there came two lying-witnesses, and said, We heard him say, I will destroy this5 temple of God that is made with hands,Mt. 26, 60a.Mk. 14, 59.Mt. 26, 60b.Mk. 14, 57b.Mk. 14, 58.Mk. 14, 59.Mt. 26, 63a.Mk. 14, 60a. and will build another notCoxe1994: 26, 27 made with hands after three days. And not even so did their witness agree. But Jesus was silent. And the chief priest rose in the midst, and asked Jesus, and said,Coxe1994: 28 Answerest thou not a word concerning anything? what do these6 witness againstCoxe1994: 29, 30 thee?Mt. 26, 62b.Mk. 14, 61a.Lk. 22, 66b.Lk. 22, 67.Lk. 22, 68.Mt. 26, 63b. But Jesus was silent, and answered him nothing. And they took him upCoxe1994: 31 into their assembly,7 and said unto him, If thou art the Messiah, tell us. He saidCoxe1994: 32 unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe me: and if I ask you, ye will not answerCoxe1994: 33 me a word, nor let me go. And the chief priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Messiah, theCoxe1994: 34, 35 Son of the living God. Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said that I am he.Mt. 26, 64a.Lk. 22, 70. They all said unto him, Then thou art now the Son of God? Jesus said, Ye have saidCoxe1994: 36 that I am he. I say unto you,Mt. 26, 64b.Mk. 14, 63a.Mt. 26, 65b.Lk. 22, 71. that henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sittingCoxe1994: 37 at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then theCoxe1994: 38 chief priest rent his tunic,8 and said, He hath blasphemed. And they all said, Why should we seek now witnesses?Arabic, p. 187 we have heard now the blasphemy from his mouth.Mk. 14, 64b.Mt. 26, 66.Mk. 14, 65a.Lk. 22, 63b.Mk. 14, 65c.Mt. 26, 68.Lk. 22, 65.Coxe1994: 39, 40 What then think ye? They all answered and said, He is worthy of death. Then some of them drew near, and spat in his face, and struck him, and scoffed at him.Coxe1994: 41 And the soldiers struck him on his cheeks,9 and said, Prophesy unto us, thou Messiah:Coxe1994: 42 who is he that struck thee? And many other things spake they falsely,10 and said against him.

Coxe1994: 43And all of their assembly arose,11 and took Jesus,Jo. 18, 28.Mk. 15, 1b.Jo. 18, 28c. and brought him bound12 toCoxe1994: 44 the prætorium,13 and delivered him up to Pilate the judge; but they entered not into the prætorium, that they might not be defiled when they should eat the passover.Coxe1994: 45 And Jesus stood before the judge. And Pilate went forth unto them without,Mt. 27, 11a.Jo. 18, 29.Jo. 18, 30. andCoxe1994: 46 said unto them, What accusation14 have ye against this man? They answered and said unto him, If he had not been doing evils, neither should we have deliveredCoxe1994: 47 him up unto thee. We found this man leading our people astray,Lk. 23, 2b. and restraining from giving tribute to Cæsar, and saying of himself that he is the King, the Messiah.Coxe1994: 48 Pilate said unto them, Then take ye him,Jo. 18, 31. and judge him according to your law. Edition: current; Page: [120] The Jews said unto him, We have no authority to put a man to death:Coxe1994: 49 that the word might be fulfilled,Arabic, p. 188 which Jesus spake,Jo. 18, 32. when he made known by what manner of death he was to die.

Jo. 18, 33.Jo. 18, 34.Jo. 18, 35.Coxe1994: 50And Pilate entered into the prætorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, ArtCoxe1994: 51 thou the King of the Jews? Jesus said unto him, Of thyself saidst thou this, orCoxe1994: 52 did others tell it thee concerning me? Pilate said unto him, Am I, forsooth,1 a Jew? The sons of thy nation2 and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: whatCoxe1994: 53 hast thou done? Jesus said unto him, My kingdom is not of this world:Jo. 18, 36. if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not beCoxe1994: 54 delivered to the Jews: now my kingdom is not from hence.Jo. 18, 37. Pilate said unto him, Then thou art a king? Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said that I am a king. And for this was I born, and for this came I into the world, that I should bear witnessCoxe1994: 55 of the truth. And every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.Jo. 18, 38a. Pilate said unto him, And what is the truth? And when he said that, he went out again unto the Jews.

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§ 50Lk. 23, 4.Lk. 23, 5.Coxe1994: 1And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitude, I have not foundCoxe1994: 2 against this man anything. But they cried out and said, He hath disquieted3 our people with his teaching in all Judæa, and he began4 from Galilee and unto thisCoxe1994: 3 place. And Pilate, when he heard the name of Galilee, asked,Lk. 23, 6.Lk. 23, 7. Is this man a Galilæan?Coxe1994: 4 And when he learned that he was under the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod: for he was in Jerusalem in those days.

Lk. 23, 8.Coxe1994: 5And Herod, when he saw Jesus, rejoiced exceedingly: for he had desired to see him for a long time, because he had heard regarding him many things; and he counted on5Coxe1994: 6 seeing some sign from him.Arabic, p. 189 And he questioned him with many words;Lk. 23, 9.Lk. 23, 10.Lk. 23, 11. butCoxe1994: 7 Jesus answered him not a word. And the scribes and chief priests wereCoxe1994: 8 standing by, and they accused him vehemently. And Herod scoffed at him, he and his servants; and when he had scoffed at him, he clothed him in robes of scarlet,Coxe1994: 9 and sent him to Pilate. And on that day Pilate and Herod became friends,Lk. 23, 12. there having been6 enmity between them before that.

Lk. 23, 13.Lk. 23, 14.Coxe1994: 10, 11And Pilate called the chief priests and the rulers of the people, and said unto them, Ye brought unto me this man, as the perverter of your people: and I have tried him before you, and have not found in this man any cause7 of all that yeCoxe1994: 12 seek8 against him: nor yet Herod: for I sent him unto him;Lk. 23, 15.Lk. 23, 16.Lk. 23, 18a.Mk. 15, 3a.Mt. 27, 12.Mt. 27, 13.Mt. 27, 14. and he hath doneCoxe1994: 13 nothing for which he should deserve death. So now I will chastise him, and letCoxe1994: 14, 15 him go. The multitude all cried out and said, Take him from us, take him. AndCoxe1994: 16 the chief priests and the elders accused him of many things. And during theirCoxe1994: 17 accusation he answered not a word. Then Pilate said unto him, Hearest thou notCoxe1994: 18 how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him not, not even one word: and Pilate marvelled at that.

Mt. 27, 19.Coxe1994: 19And when the judge sat on his tribune, his wife sent unto him, and said unto him, See that thou have nothing to do with that righteous man: for I have suffered much in my dream9 to-day because of him.

Mt. 27, 15.Mt. 27, 16.Mt. 27, 17a.Jo. 18, 39.Coxe1994: 20And at every feast the custom of the judge was to release to the people oneCoxe1994: 21 prisoner, him whom they would. And there was in their prison a well-known prisoner,Coxe1994: 22, 23 called Barabbas. And when they assembled, Pilate said unto them, Ye have a custom, that I should release unto you a prisoner at the passover: will ye that ICoxe1994: 24 release unto you the King of the Jews? And they all cried out and said,Jo. 18, 40. Release not unto us this man, but release unto us Barabbas. And this Barabbas was aCoxe1994: 25 robber,Arabic, p. 190 who for sedition10Lk. 23, 19. and murder, which was in the city, was cast into the Edition: current; Page: [121] Coxe1994: 26prison. And all the people cried out and began to ask him to do as the custom wasCoxe1994: 27 that he should do with them. And Pilate answered and said unto them,Mk. 15, 8.Mk. 15, 9a.Mt. 27, 17b. Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called the Messiah, theCoxe1994: 28 King of the Jews? For Pilate knew that envy had moved them to deliver him up.Coxe1994: 29 And the chief priests and the elders asked the multitudes to deliver Barabbas,Mt. 27, 18.Mt. 27, 20.Mt. 27, 21.Mt. 27, 22a.Mk. 15, 13.Lk. 23, 20.Lk. 23, 21.Lk. 23, 22. andCoxe1994: 30 to destroy Jesus. The judge answered and said unto them, Whom of the two willCoxe1994: 31 ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate said unto them, AndCoxe1994: 32 Jesus which is called the Messiah, what shall I do with him? They all cried outCoxe1994: 33 and said, Crucify him. And Pilate spake to them again, for he desired to releaseCoxe1994: 34 Jesus; but they cried out and said, Crucify him, crucify him, and release unto usCoxe1994: 35 Barabbas. And Pilate said unto them a third time, What evil hath this man done? I have not found in him any cause1 to necessitate death: I will chastise him andCoxe1994: 36 let him go. But they increased in importunity2 with a loud voice,Lk. 23, 23. and asked him to crucify him. And their voice, and the voice of the chief priests, prevailed.Coxe1994: 37 Then Pilate released unto them that one who was cast into prison for sedition and murder, Barabbas, whom they asked for:Mk. 15, 15a.Lk. 23, 25a.Mt. 27, 26b.Mt. 27, 27.Mt. 27, 28.Jo. 19, 2.Mt. 27, 29b. and he scourged Jesus with whips.3

Coxe1994: 38Then the footsoldiers of the judge took Jesus, and went into the prætorium, andCoxe1994: 39 gathered unto him all of the footsoldiers. And they stripped him, and put onCoxe1994: 40 him a scarlet cloak.Arabic, p. 191 And they clothed him in garments of purple, and plaitedCoxe1994: 41 a crown of thorns, and placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and while they mocked at him and laughed, they fell down on their knees before him, and bowedCoxe1994: 42 down to4 him, and said, Hail,5 King of the Jews!Mt. 27, 30.Jo. 19, 3b.Jo. 19, 4.Jo. 19, 5. And they spat in his face, and took the reed from his hand, and struck him on his head, and smote his cheeks.Coxe1994: 43 And Pilate went forth without again, and said unto the Jews, I bring him forth toCoxe1994: 44 you, that ye may know that I do not find, in examining6 him, even one crime.7 And Jesus went forth without, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garments.Coxe1994: 45 Pilate said unto them, Behold, the man!Jo. 19, 6. And when the chief priests and the soldiers8 saw him, they cried out and said, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Take him yourselves, and crucify him: for I find not a cause9 againstCoxe1994: 46 him. The Jews said unto him, We have a law, and according to our law he deservesCoxe1994: 47 death, because he made himself the Son of God.Jo. 19, 7.Jo. 19, 8.Jo. 19, 9.Jo. 19, 10. And when Pilate heard this word,Coxe1994: 48 his fear increased; and he entered again into the porch, and said to Jesus, WhenceCoxe1994: 49 art thou? But Jesus answered him not a word. Pilate said unto him, Speakest10 thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have authority to release thee, and haveCoxe1994: 50 authority to crucify thee? Jesus said unto him,Jo. 19, 11. Thou hast not any11 authority over me, if thou wert not given it from above: therefore the sin of him that deliveredCoxe1994: 51 me up unto thee is greater than thy sin. And for this word Pilate wished to release him: but the Jews cried out, If thou let him go, thou art not a friend of Cæsar:Jo. 19, 12. for every one that maketh himself a king is against Cæsar.

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§ 51Jo. 19, 13.Coxe1994: 1And when Pilate heard this saying, he took Jesus out, and sat on the tribune in the place which was called the pavement of stones, but in the HebrewCoxe1994: 2 called Gabbatha.Arabic, p. 192 And that day was the Friday of the passover:Jo. 19, 14.Jo. 19, 15. and it had reachedCoxe1994: 3 about the sixth hour.12 And he said to the Jews, Behold, your King! And they cried out, Take him, take him, crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests said unto him, We have no king exceptCoxe1994: 4 Cæsar. And Pilate, when he saw it, and13 he was gaining nothing,Mt. 27, 24. but the tumult Edition: current; Page: [122] was increasing, took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, and said, ICoxe1994: 5 am innocent of the blood of this innocent man: ye shall know.1Mt. 27, 25.Jo. 19, 16a. And all the peopleCoxe1994: 6 answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then Pilate commanded to grant them their request; and delivered up Jesus to be crucified, according to their wish.

Mt. 27, 3.Mt. 27, 4.Coxe1994: 7Then Judas the betrayer, when he saw Jesus wronged, went and returned theCoxe1994: 8 thirty pieces of money to the chief priests and the elders, and said, I have sinned in my betraying innocent blood. And they said unto him, And we, what must we do?Coxe1994: 9 know thou. And he threw down the money in the temple, and departed;Mt. 27, 5.Mt. 27, 6. and heCoxe1994: 10 went away2 and hanged3 himself. And the chief priests took the money, and said, We have not authority to cast it into the place of the offering,4 for it is the priceCoxe1994: 11 of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with it the plain of the potter, forCoxe1994: 12 the burial of strangers. Therefore that plain was called, The field of blood,Mt. 27, 7.Mt. 27, 8.Mt. 27, 9. untoCoxe1994: 13 this day. Therein5 was fulfilled the saying in the prophet which said, I took thirty pieces of money,Arabic, p. 193 the price of the precious one, which was fixedCoxe1994: 14 by the children of Israel; and I paid them for the plain of the potter,Mt. 27, 10. as the Lord commanded me.

Jo. 19, 16b.Mk. 15, 20b.Jo. 19, 17a.Mt. 27, 31b.Mt. 27, 32a.Mk. 15, 21b.Mt. 27, 32b.Lk. 23, 26b.Coxe1994: 15And the Jews took Jesus, and went away to crucify him. And when he bare hisCoxe1994: 16 cross and went out, they stripped him of those purple and scarlet garments which heCoxe1994: 17 had on, and put on him his own garments. And while they were going with him, they found a man, a Cyrenian, coming from the country, named Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus: and they compelled this man to bear the cross of Jesus.Coxe1994: 18 And they took the cross and laid it upon him, that he might bear it, and come after Jesus; and Jesus went, and his cross behind him.

Lk. 23, 27.Lk. 23, 28.Lk. 23, 29.Coxe1994: 19And there followed him much people, and women which were lamenting andCoxe1994: 20 raving.6 But Jesus turned unto them and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep notCoxe1994: 21 for me: weep for yourselves, and for your children. Days are coming, when they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that bare not, and the breastsCoxe1994: 22 that gave not suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us;Lk. 23, 30.Lk. 23, 31.Lk. 23, 32.Lk. 23, 33a.Jo. 19, 17c.Lk. 23, 33b.Mk. 15, 28.Mk. 15, 23a. andCoxe1994: 23 to the hills, Cover us. For if they do so in the green tree,7 what shall be in the dry?

Coxe1994: 24And they brought with Jesus two others of the malefactors,8 to be put to death.

Coxe1994: 25And when they came unto a certain place called The skull, and called in the Hebrew Golgotha, they crucified him there: they crucified with him these twoCoxe1994: 26 malefactors, one on his right, and the other on his left. And the scripture wasCoxe1994: 27 fulfilled,Arabic, p. 194 which saith, He was numbered with the transgressors. And they gave him to drink wine and myrrh, and vinegar which had been mixed with the myrrh; and he tasted, and would not drink;Mt. 27, 34b.Mk. 15, 23b.Jo. 19, 23. and he received it not.

Coxe1994: 28And the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and cast lots for them in four parts, to every party of the soldiers a part; and his tunic wasCoxe1994: 29 without sewing, from the top woven throughout.Jo. 19, 24. And they said one to another, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: and the scripture was fulfilled, which saith,

  • They divided my garments among them,
  • And cast the lot for my vesture.

Coxe1994: 30, 31This the soldiers did. And they sat and guarded him there.Mt. 27, 36.Jo. 19, 19. And Pilate wrote on a tablet the cause of his death, and put it on the wood of the cross above his head.9 And there was written upon it thus: this is jesus the nazarene, the king of theCoxe1994: 32 jews. And this tablet10 read many of the Jews:Jo. 19, 20. for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city: and it was written in Hebrew and Greek and Latin.Coxe1994: 33 And the chief priests said unto Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews;Jo. 19, 21.Jo. 19, 22.Lk. 23, 35a.Mt. 27, 39. but, He it isCoxe1994: 34 that11 said, I am the King of the Jews. Pilate said unto them, What hath beenCoxe1994: 35 written hath been written.12 And the people were standing beholding; and they Edition: current; Page: [123] Coxe1994: 36that passed by were reviling1 him, and shaking2 their heads, and saying,Mt. 27, 40a.Mk. 15, 29.Mt. 27, 40c.Mt. 27, 41. Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself if thou art the SonCoxe1994: 37 of God, and come down from the cross. And in like manner the chief priests and the scribes and the elders and the Pharisees derided him, and laughed one withCoxe1994: 38, 39 another,Arabic, p. 195 and said, The saviour of others cannot save himself.Mt. 27, 42a.Lk. 23, 35c.Mt. 27, 42c.Mt. 27, 43.Lk. 23, 36.Lk. 23, 37.Mt. 27, 44. If he is the Messiah, the chosen of God, and the King of Israel,3 let him come down now from theCoxe1994: 40 cross, that we may see, and believe in him. He that relieth on God—let him deliver himCoxe1994: 41 now, if he is pleased with him: for he said, I am the Son of God. And the soldiersCoxe1994: 42 also scoffed at him, in that they came near unto him, and brought him vinegar, andCoxe1994: 43 said unto him, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. And likewise the two robbers4 also that were crucified with him reproached him.

Lk. 23, 39.Lk. 23, 40.Coxe1994: 44And one of those two malefactors who were crucified with him reviled him, andCoxe1994: 45 said, If thou art the Messiah, save thyself, and save us also. But his comrade rebuked him, and said, Dost thou not even fear God, being thyself also in thisCoxe1994: 46 condemnation? And we with justice, and as we deserved,Lk. 23, 41. and according to our deed,5 have we been rewarded: but this man hath not done anything unlawful.Coxe1994: 47 And he said unto Jesus, Remember me, my Lord, when thou comest in thy kingdom.Coxe1994: 48 Jesus said unto him, Verily6 I say unto thee,Lk. 23, 42.Lk. 23, 43.Jo. 19, 25.Jo. 19, 26. To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

Coxe1994: 49And there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister,7Coxe1994: 50 Mary8 that was related to Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. And Jesus saw his mother, and that disciple whom he loved standing by; and he said to his mother,Coxe1994: 51 Woman, behold, thy son! And he said to that disciple, Behold, thy mother!Jo. 19, 27. And from that hour that disciple took her unto himself.

Mt. 27, 45a.Lk. 23, 44b.Lk. 23, 45a.Mk. 15, 34.Coxe1994: 52And from the sixth hour9 darkness was on all the land unto the ninthCoxe1994: 53 hour,9 and the sun became dark. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice,Arabic, p. 196 and said, Yāīl, Yāīlī,10 why hast thou forsaken me? which11 is, MyCoxe1994: 54 God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?Mt. 27, 47. And some of those that stood there, when they heard, said,12 This man called Elijah.

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§ 52Jo. 19, 28.Jo. 19, 29a.Mt. 27, 48.Mk. 15, 36b.Jo. 19, 30a.Mt. 27, 49.Lk. 23, 34.Lk. 23, 46a.Coxe1994: 1And after that, Jesus knew that all things were finished; and that the scriptureCoxe1994: 2 might be accomplished, he said, I thirst. And there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and in that hour one of them hasted, and took a sponge, and filled it with thatCoxe1994: 3 vinegar, and fastened it on a reed, and brought it near13 his mouth to give him aCoxe1994: 4 drink. And when Jesus had taken that vinegar, he said, Everything is finished.Coxe1994: 5 But the rest said, Let be, that we may14 see whether Elijah cometh to save him.Coxe1994: 6, 7 And Jesus said, My Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and said, My Father, into thy hands I commend15 my spirit. He said that, and bowed his head,Jo. 19, 30b.Mt. 27, 51.Mt. 27, 52. and gave up his spirit.

Coxe1994: 8And immediately the face of16 the door of the temple was rent into two parts fromCoxe1994: 9 top to bottom; and the earth was shaken; and the stones were split to pieces; and the tombs were opened; and the bodies of many saints which slept, arose andCoxe1994: 10 came forth;Arabic, p. 197 and after his resurrection they entered into the holy city andCoxe1994: 11 appeared unto many. And the officer of the footsoldiers,Mt. 27, 53.Mt. 27, 54. and they that were with him who were guarding Jesus,17 when they saw the earthquake, and the things which cameCoxe1994: 12 to pass, feared greatly, and praised God, and said, This man was righteous;Lk. 23, 47b.Mt. 27, 54b.Lk. 23, 48. and,Coxe1994: 13 Truly he was the Son of God. And all the multitudes that were come together to the sight, when they saw what came to pass, returned and smote upon their breasts.

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Jo. 19, 31.Coxe1994: 14And the Jews, because of the Friday, said, Let these bodies not remain on their crosses,1 because it is the morning of the sabbath (for that sabbath was a great day); and they asked of Pilate that they might break the legs of those that wereCoxe1994: 15 crucified, and take them down. And the soldiers came,Jo. 19, 32.Jo. 19, 33.Jo. 19, 34. and brake the legs of theCoxe1994: 16 first, and that other which was crucified with him: but when they came to Jesus,Coxe1994: 17 they saw that he had died before, so they brake not his legs: but one of the soldiers pierced2 him in his side with a spear, and immediately there came forth blood andCoxe1994: 18 water. And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true:Jo. 19, 35.Jo. 19, 36.Jo. 19, 37. and heCoxe1994: 19 knoweth that he hath said the truth, that ye also may believe. This he did, thatCoxe1994: 20 the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, A bone shall not be broken in him; and the scripture also which saith, Let them look upon him whom they pierced.2

Lk. 23, 49a.Mk. 15, 41b.Mt. 27, 56a.Mk. 15, 40b.Mt. 27, 56c.Mk. 15, 40c,41c.Lk. 23, 49b.Coxe1994: 21And there were in the distance all the acquaintance of Jesus standing, and the women that came with him from Galilee, those that followed him and ministered.Coxe1994: 22 One of them was Mary Magdalene; and Mary the mother of James the little andCoxe1994: 23 Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee, and Salome, and many others which came up with him unto Jerusalem;Arabic, p. 198 and they saw that.

Mk. 15, 42.Lk. 23, 50.Jo. 19, 38b.Lk. 23, 51a.Lk. 23, 51c.Mk. 15, 43b.Coxe1994: 24And when the evening of the Friday was come, because of the entering of theCoxe1994: 25 sabbath, there came a rich man,3 a noble4 of Ramah,5 a city of Judah,6 named Joseph, and he was a good man and upright; and he was a7 disciple of Jesus, butCoxe1994: 26 was concealing himself for fear of the Jews. And he did not agree with the accusersCoxe1994: 27 in their desire and their deeds: and he was looking for the kingdom of God. And this man went boldly, and entered in unto Pilate, and asked of him the body ofCoxe1994: 28 Jesus. And Pilate wondered how he had died already: and he called the officer ofCoxe1994: 29 the footsoldiers, and asked him concerning his death before the time.Mk. 15, 44.Mk. 15, 45a.Mt. 27, 58b.Mk. 15, 46a. And whenCoxe1994: 30 he knew, he commanded him to deliver up his body unto Joseph. And Joseph bought for him a winding cloth of pure linen, and took down the body of Jesus,Coxe1994: 31 and wound it in it; and they came and took it.Jo. 19, 38d.Jo. 19, 39. And there came unto him Nicodemus also, who of old came unto Jesus by night; and he brought with him perfume8Coxe1994: 32 of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. And they took the body of Jesus,Jo. 19, 40. and wound it in the linen and the perfume, as was the custom of the Jews to bury.Coxe1994: 33 And there was in the place where Jesus was crucified a garden; and in that gardenCoxe1994: 34 a new tomb cut out in a rock,9 wherein was never man yet laid.Jo. 19, 41.Jo. 19, 42.Mt. 27, 60b. And they leftCoxe1994: 35 Jesus there because the sabbath had come in, and because the tomb was near. And they pushed10 a great stone, and thrust11 it against the door of the sepulchre, andCoxe1994: 36 went away. And Mary Magdalene and Mary that was related to Joses came toCoxe1994: 37 the sepulchre after them,12Arabic, p. 199 and sat opposite the sepulchre,13Mk. 15, 47a.Lk. 23, 55b.Lk. 23, 56a.Mk. 16, 1b. and saw theCoxe1994: 38 body, how they took it in and laid it there. And they returned, and bought ointment14 and perfume,15 and prepared16 it, that they might come and anoint him.Coxe1994: 39 And on the day which was the sabbath day they desisted according to the command.

Coxe1994: 40, 41And the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered unto Pilate,Lk. 23, 56c.Mt. 27, 62.Mt. 27, 63. and said unto him, Our lord, we remember that that misleader said, while he was alive, After three daysCoxe1994: 42 I rise. And now send beforehand and guard the tomb17 until the third day,18Mt. 27, 64. lest his disciples come and steal him by night, and they will say unto the people that heCoxe1994: 43 is risen from the dead: and the last error shall be worse than the first.Mt. 27, 65. He said unto them, And have ye not guards?19 go, and take precautions as ye know how.Coxe1994: 44 And they went, and set guards at the tomb, and sealed that stone, with the guards.

Coxe1994: 45And in the evening of the sabbath, which is the morning of the first day,Mt. 27, 66.Mt. 28, 1a.Lk. 24, 1b.Mt. 28, 1b.Lk. 24, 1d.Mk. 16, 3. and inCoxe1994: 46 the dawning20 while the darkness yet remained, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary and other women to see the tomb. They brought with them theCoxe1994: 47 perfume which they had prepared, and said among themselves, Who is it that will Edition: current; Page: [125] Coxe1994: 48remove for us the stone from the door of the tomb? for it was very great.Mk. 16, 4b.Mt. 28, 2a. And when they said thus, there occurred a great earthquake; and an angel came downCoxe1994: 49 from heaven, and came and removed the stone from the door.Lk. 24, 2.Mt. 28, 2b.Mt. 28, 3.Mt. 28, 4.Lk. 24, 3.Mk. 16, 5b.Mt. 28, 5. And they came and found the stone removed from the sepulchre, and the angel sitting upon theCoxe1994: 50 stone. And his appearance was as the lightning, and his raiment white as theCoxe1994: 51 snow: and for fear of him the guards were troubled, and became as dead men.Coxe1994: 52 And when he went away, the women entered into the sepulchre; and they foundCoxe1994: 53 not the body of Jesus. And they saw there a young man sitting on theCoxe1994: 54 right,Arabic, p. 200 arrayed in a white garment; and they were amazed.1 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear ye not: for I know that ye seek Jesus theCoxe1994: 55 Nazarene, who hath been crucified. He is not here; but he is risen, as he said.Mt. 28, 6. Come and see the place where our Lord lay.

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§ 53Lk. 24, 4.Lk. 24, 5.Lk. 24, 6.Coxe1994: 1And while they marvelled at that, behold, two men standing above them, theirCoxe1994: 2 raiment shining: and they were seized with fright, and bowed down their face toCoxe1994: 3 the earth: and they said unto them, Why seek ye the living one with the dead? He is not here; he is risen: remember what he was speaking unto you while he was inCoxe1994: 4 Galilee, and saying, The Son of man is to be delivered up into the hands of sinners,Coxe1994: 5 and to be crucified, and on the third day to rise. But go in haste,Lk. 24, 7.Mt. 28, 7a. and say to his disciples and to Cephas, He is risen from among the dead; and lo, he goeth beforeCoxe1994: 6 you into Galilee; and there ye shall see him, where3 he said unto you:Mk. 16, 7b.Mt. 28, 7c.Lk. 24, 8.Mt. 28, 8a.Mk. 16, 8b.Jo. 20, 2. lo, I haveCoxe1994: 7 told you. And they remembered his sayings; and they departed in haste from theCoxe1994: 8 tomb with joy and great fear, and hastened and went; and perplexity and fearCoxe1994: 9 encompassed them; and they told no man anything, for they were afraid. And Mary hastened, and came to Simon Cephas, and to that other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, They have taken our Lord from the sepulchre, and ICoxe1994: 10 know not where they have laid him. And Simon went out, and that other disciple,Coxe1994: 11 and came to the sepulchre. And they hastened both together:Jo. 20, 3.Jo. 20, 4.Jo. 20, 5.Jo. 20, 6.Jo. 20, 7. and that discipleCoxe1994: 12 outran4 Simon, and came first to the sepulchre; and he looked down, and saw theCoxe1994: 13 linen laid; but he went not in. And Simon came after him, and entered into theCoxe1994: 14 sepulchre,Arabic, p. 201 and saw the linen laid; and the scarf with which his head was bound was not with the linen, but wrapped and laid aside in a certain place.Coxe1994: 15 Then entered that disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and saw,Jo. 20, 8.Jo. 20, 9.Jo. 20, 10.Jo. 20, 11.Jo. 20, 12. and believed.Coxe1994: 16 And they knew not yet from the scriptures that the Messiah was to rise from amongCoxe1994: 17 the dead. And those two disciples went to their place.

Coxe1994: 18But Mary remained5 at the tomb weeping: and while she wept, she lookedCoxe1994: 19 down into the tomb; and she saw two angels sitting in white raiment, one of them toward his pillow, and the other toward his feet, where the body of Jesus had beenCoxe1994: 20 laid. And they said unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?Jo. 20, 13.Jo. 20, 14. She said unto them,Coxe1994: 21 They have taken my Lord, and I know not where they have left him. She said that, and turned behind her, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it wasCoxe1994: 22 Jesus. Jesus said unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?Jo. 20, 15. And she supposed6 him to be the gardener, and said, My lord, if thou hast taken him,Coxe1994: 23 tell me where thou hast laid him, that I may go and take him. Jesus said unto her, Mary. She turned, and said unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is,Jo. 20, 16. beingCoxe1994: 24 interpreted, Teacher. Jesus said unto her, Touch me not;7Jo. 20, 17. for I have not ascended yet unto my Father: go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.

Mk. 16, 9.Coxe1994: 25And on the First-day on which he rose, he appeared first unto Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

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Mt. 28, 11b.Mt. 28, 12.Mt. 28, 13.Coxe1994: 26And some of those guards1 came to the city, and informed the chief priests ofCoxe1994: 27 all that had happened. And they assembled with the elders, and tookCoxe1994: 28 counsel;Arabic, p. 202 and they gave money, not a little, to the guards, and said unto them, Say ye, His disciples came and stole him by night, while we were sleeping.Coxe1994: 29 And if the judge hear that, we will make a plea with him,Mt. 28, 14.Mt. 28, 15. and free you of blame.Coxe1994: 30 And they, when they took the money, did according to what they taught them. And this word spread among the Jews unto this day.

Jo. 20, 18.Coxe1994: 31And then came Mary Magdalene, and announced to the disciples that she had seen our Lord, and that he had said that unto her.

Mt. 28, 8b.Mt. 28, 9.Mt. 28, 10.Coxe1994: 32And while the first2 women3 were going in the way to inform4 his disciples,3Coxe1994: 33 Jesus met them, and said unto them, Peace unto you. And they came and tookCoxe1994: 34 hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Fear not: but go and say to my brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there they shall seeCoxe1994: 35 me. And those women returned, and told all that to the eleven,Lk. 24, 9.Mk. 16, 10b.Lk. 24, 10. and to the rest of the disciples; and to those that had been with him, for they were saddened andCoxe1994: 36 weeping. And those were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the rest who were with them: and they were those that told the apostles.Coxe1994: 37 And they, when they heard them say that he was alive and had appeared unto them,Coxe1994: 38 did not believe them:Mk. 16, 11.Lk. 24, 11a.Mk. 16, 12a.Lk. 24, 13b. and these sayings were before their eyes as the sayings of madness.

Coxe1994: 39And after that,Arabic, p. 203 he appeared to two of them, on that day, and while they were going to the village which was named Emmaus, and whose distanceCoxe1994: 40 from Jerusalem was sixty furlongs.5 And they were talking the one of them with theCoxe1994: 41 other of all the things which had happened.Lk. 24, 14.Lk. 24, 15.Lk. 24, 16.Lk. 24, 17. And during the time of their talking andCoxe1994: 42 inquiring with one another, Jesus came and reached them, and walked with them. ButCoxe1994: 43 their eyes were veiled that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What are these sayings which ye address the one of you to the other, as ye walk and areCoxe1994: 44 sad? One of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said unto him,Lk. 24, 18. Art thou perchance alone a stranger to Jerusalem, since thou knowest not what was inCoxe1994: 45 it in these days? He said unto them, What was?Lk. 24, 19. They said unto him, Concerning Jesus, he who was from Nazareth, a man who was a prophet, and powerful inCoxe1994: 46 speech and deeds before God and before all the people:Lk. 24, 20.Lk. 24, 21. and the chief priests andCoxe1994: 47 the elders delivered him up to the sentence of6 death, and crucified him. But we supposed that he was the one who was to deliver Israel. And since all7 theseCoxe1994: 48 things happened there have passed three days.Lk. 24, 22.Lk. 24, 23. But certain women of us alsoCoxe1994: 49 informed us that they had come to the sepulchre; and when they found not his body, they came and told us that they had seen there the angels, and they8 saidCoxe1994: 50 concerning him that he was alive. And some of us also went to the sepulchre,Lk. 24, 24.Lk. 24, 25.Lk. 24, 26. andCoxe1994: 51 found the matter as the women had said: only they saw him not. Then said JesusCoxe1994: 52 unto them, Ye lacking in discernment, and heavy in heart to believe! Was it not in all the sayings of the prophets that the Messiah was to suffer these things, and toCoxe1994: 53 enter into his glory?Arabic, p. 204 And he began from Moses and from all the prophets,Coxe1994: 54 and interpreted to them concerning himself from all the scriptures.Lk. 24, 27.Lk. 24, 28. And they drew near unto the village, whither they were going: and he was leading them toCoxe1994: 55 imagine that he was as if going to a distant region.Lk. 24, 29. And they pressed9 him, and said unto him, Abide with us: for the day hath declined now to the darkness. And he wentCoxe1994: 56 in to abide with them. And when he sat with them, he took bread,Lk. 24, 30.Lk. 24, 31.Lk. 24, 32. and blessed,Coxe1994: 57 and brake, and gave to them. And straightway their eyes were opened, and theyCoxe1994: 58 knew him; and he was taken away from them.10 And they said the one to the other, Was not our heart heavy within us, while he was speaking to us in the way, and interpreting to us the scriptures?

Lk. 24, 33.Lk. 24, 34.Lk. 24, 35.Mk. 16, 13b.Coxe1994: 59And they rose in that hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the elevenCoxe1994: 60 gathered, and those that were with them, saying, Truly our Lord is risen, and hathCoxe1994: 61 appeared to Simon. And they related what happened in the way, and how they knew him when he brake the bread. Neither believed they that also.

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§ 54Lk. 24, 36a.Jo. 20, 19.Coxe1994: 1And while they talked together,1 the evening of that day arrived which was the First-day; and the doors were shut where the disciples were, because of the fear of theCoxe1994: 2 Jews; and Jesus came and stood among them, and said unto them,Lk. 24, 36c.Lk. 24, 37.Lk. 24, 38.Lk. 24, 39. Peace be with you: I am he; fear not. But they were agitated, and became afraid, and supposed that theyCoxe1994: 3 saw a spirit. Jesus said unto them, Why are ye agitated? and why do thoughts riseCoxe1994: 4 in2 your hearts?Arabic, p. 205 See my hands and my feet, that I am he: feel me, and know that a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me having that.Coxe1994: 5 And when he had said this,Lk. 24, 40.Lk. 24, 41.Lk. 24, 42.Lk. 24, 43.Lk. 24, 44. he shewed them his hands and his feet and his side.3Coxe1994: 6 And they were until this time unbelieving, from their joy and their wonder. HeCoxe1994: 7 said unto them, Have ye anything here to eat? And they gave him a portion of broiled fish and of honey.4 And he took it, and ate before them.

Coxe1994: 8And he said unto them, These are the sayings which I spake unto you, while I was with you, that5 everything must be fulfilled, which is written in the law ofCoxe1994: 9 Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me.Lk. 24, 45.Lk. 24, 46. Then opened he theirCoxe1994: 10 heart, that they might understand the scriptures; and he said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it is necessary6 that the Messiah suffer, and rise from among theCoxe1994: 11 dead on the third day; and that repentance unto the forgiveness of sins be preachedCoxe1994: 12 in his name among all the peoples; and the beginning shall be from Jerusalem.Lk. 24, 47.Lk. 24, 48.Lk. 24, 49a.Jo. 20, 20b.Jo. 20, 21.Jo. 20, 22. AndCoxe1994: 13 ye shall be witnesses of that. And I send unto you the promise of my Father. AndCoxe1994: 14 when the disciples heard that, they were glad. And Jesus said unto them again,Coxe1994: 15 Peace be with you: as my Father hath sent me, I also send you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:Coxe1994: 16 and if ye forgive sins to any man, they shall be forgiven him;Jo. 20, 23. and if ye retain them against any man, they shall be retained.

Jo. 20, 24.Jo. 20, 25.Coxe1994: 17But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Thama, was not there with the disciplesCoxe1994: 18 when Jesus came. The disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen our Lord. But he said unto them, If I do not see in his hands the places of the nails, and put on them my fingers, and pass my hand over his side, I will not believe.

Jo. 20, 26.Coxe1994: 19And after eight days, on the next First-day, the disciples were assembled again within, and Thomas with them. And Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stoodCoxe1994: 20 in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be with you.Jo. 20, 27. And he said to Thomas,Arabic, p. 206 Bring hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and bring hitherCoxe1994: 21 thy hand, and spread it on my side: and be not unbelieving, but believing.Jo. 20, 28.Jo. 20, 29. ThomasCoxe1994: 22 answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus said unto him, Now since thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen me, and have believed.

Jo. 20, 30.Jo. 20, 31.Coxe1994: 23And many other signs did Jesus before his disciples, and they are they whichCoxe1994: 24 are not written in this book: but these that7 are written also are that ye may believe in Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God; and that when ye have believed, ye may have in his name eternal life.

Jo. 21, 1.Jo. 21, 2.Coxe1994: 25And after that, Jesus shewed himself again to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias;Coxe1994: 26 and he shewed himself unto them thus. And there were together Simon Cephas, and Thomas which was called Twin,8 and Nathanael who was of Cana of Galilee,Coxe1994: 27 and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of the disciples.Jo. 21, 3. Simon Cephas said unto them, I go to catch fish. They said unto him, And we also come with thee. And they went forth, and went up into the boat; and in that night they caught nothing.Coxe1994: 28 And when the morning arrived, Jesus stood on the shore of the sea:Jo. 21, 4.Jo. 21, 5.Jo. 21, 6. but the disciplesCoxe1994: 29 knew not that it was Jesus. And Jesus said unto them, Children, have ye anythingCoxe1994: 30 to eat? They said unto him, No. He said unto them, Cast your net from the right side of the boat, and ye shall find.9 And they threw, and they were not ableCoxe1994: 31 to draw the net for the abundance of the fish that were come10 into it.Jo. 21, 7. And that Edition: current; Page: [128] disciple whom Jesus loved said to Cephas, This is our Lord. And Simon, when he heard that it was our Lord, took his tunic, and girded it on his waist (for he wasCoxe1994: 32 naked), and cast himself into the sea to come to Jesus.Jo. 21, 8. But some others of the disciples came in the boat1 (and they were not far from the land, but about twoCoxe1994: 33 hundred cubits), and drew that net of fish. And when they went up on theCoxe1994: 34 land,Arabic, p. 207 they saw live coals laid, and fish laid thereon, and bread.Jo. 21, 9.Jo. 21, 10.Jo. 21, 11. And JesusCoxe1994: 35 said unto them, Bring of this fish which ye have now caught. Simon Cephas therefore went up, and dragged the net to the land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty-threeCoxe1994: 36 fishes: and with all this weight that net was not rent.Jo. 21, 12. And Jesus said unto them, Come and sit down. And no man of the disciples dared to ask him who he was, for they knew that it was our Lord. But he did not appear to them in his ownCoxe1994: 37, 38 form. And Jesus came, and took bread and fish, and gave unto them.Jo. 21, 13.Jo. 21, 14. This is the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples, when he had risen from among the dead.

Jo. 21, 15.Coxe1994: 39And when they had breakfasted, Jesus said to Simon Cephas, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, my Lord; thouCoxe1994: 40 knowest that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed for me my lambs.Jo. 21, 16. He said unto him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yea, my Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed forCoxe1994: 41 me my sheep.2 He said unto him again the third time, Simon, son of Jonah,Jo. 21, 17. lovest thou me? And it grieved Cephas that he said unto him three times, Lovest thou me? He said unto him, My Lord, thou knowest everything; thou knowest that ICoxe1994: 42 love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed for me my sheep.3 Verily, verily,Jo. 21, 18. I say unto thee, When thou wast a child, thou didst gird thy waist for thyself, and go whither thou wouldest:Arabic, p. 208 but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch out thy hands, and another shall gird thy waist, and take thee whither thou wouldest not.Coxe1994: 43 He said that to him to explain by what death he was to glorify God.Jo. 21, 19.Jo. 21, 20. And when heCoxe1994: 44 had said that, he said unto him, Come after me. And Simon Cephas turned, and saw that disciple whom Jesus loved following him; he which at the supper leaned4 onCoxe1994: 45 Jesus’ breast, and said, My Lord, who is it that betrayeth thee?Jo. 21, 21. When therefore Cephas saw him, he said to Jesus, My Lord, and this man, what shall be in hisCoxe1994: 46 case?5 Jesus said unto him, If I will that this man remain until I come,Jo. 21, 22.Jo. 21, 23. what isCoxe1994: 47 that to thee? follow thou me. And this word spread among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: but Jesus said not that he should not die; but, If I will that this man remain until I come, what is that to thee?

Jo. 21, 24.Coxe1994: 48This is the disciple which bare witness of that, and wrote it: and we know that his witness is true.

SECTION LV.

§ 55Mt. 28, 16.Mt. 28, 17.Mk. 16, 14.Coxe1994: 1But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain6 where Jesus hadCoxe1994: 2 appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but there were ofCoxe1994: 3 them who doubted. And while they sat there he appeared to them again, and upbraided them for their lack of faith and the hardness of their hearts, those that saw him when he was risen, and believed not.7

Mt. 28, 18b.Jo. 20, 21b.Mk. 16, 15b.Mt. 28, 19b.Mt. 28, 20.Coxe1994: 4Then said Jesus unto them, I have been given all authority in heavenCoxe1994: 5 and earth; and as my Father hath sent me, so I also send you. Go now intoCoxe1994: 6 all the world, and preach my gospel in all the creation; and teach8 all the peoples,Arabic, p. 209 andCoxe1994: 7 baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; and teach them to keep all whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you all the days, untoCoxe1994: 8 the end of the world. For whosoever believeth and is baptized shall be saved;Mk. 16, 16.Mk. 16, 17. butCoxe1994: 9 whosoever believeth not shall be rejected. And the signs9 which shall attend those that believe in me are these: that they shall cast out devils in my name; and theyCoxe1994: 10 shall speak with new tongues; and they shall take up serpents,Mk. 16, 18. and if they drink Edition: current; Page: [129] deadly poison,1 it shall not injure them; and they shall lay their hands on the diseased,Coxe1994: 11 and they shall be healed. But ye, abide in the city of Jerusalem,Lk. 24, 49b. until ye be clothed with power from on high.

Mk. 16, 19a.Lk. 24, 50.Lk. 24, 51.Coxe1994: 12And our Lord Jesus, after speaking to them, took them out to Bethany: and heCoxe1994: 13 lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And while he blessed them, he was separated from them, and ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.Coxe1994: 14, 15 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:Mk. 16, 19c.Lk. 24, 52.Lk. 24, 53. and at all times they were in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

Mk. 16, 20.Coxe1994: 16And from thence they went forth, and preached in every place; and our Lord helped them, and confirmed their sayings by the signs which they did.2

Jo. 21, 25.Coxe1994: 17And here are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written every one of them, not even the world, according to my opinion, would contain the books which should be written.3

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SUBSCRIPTIONS.

1.: IN BORGIAN MS.

Here endeth the Gospel which Tatianus compiled and named Diatessaron, i.e., The Fourfold, a compilation from the four Gospels of the holy Apostles, the excellent Evangelists (peace be upon them). It was translated by the excellent and learned priest, Abu’l Fărăj ‘Abdulla ibn-aṭ-Ṭayyib1 (may God grant him favour), from Syriac into Arabic, from an exemplar written by ‘Isa2 ibn-‘Ali al-Motaṭabbib,3 pupil of Ḥonain ibn-Isḥāḳ (God have mercy on them both). Amen.

2.: IN VATICAN MS.4

Here endeth, by the help of God, the holy Gospel that Titianus compiled from the four Gospels, which is known as Diatessaron. And praise be to God, as he is entitled to it and lord of it! And to him be the glory for ever.

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INDEX.
SHOWING DIATESSARON SELECTIONS FROM THE GOSPELS IN BIBLICAL ORDER IN THE LEFT-HAND COLUMN, AND OPPOSITE EACH ITS PLACE IN THE SECTIONS OF THE DIATESSARON.

Matthew. Diatessaron.
1, 18-25a §2, 1 - 8
2, 1b - 23 §3, 1 - 23
3, 1b - 3a 40 - 42
4 - 10 §4, 12 - 18
13 28
14, 15 33, 34
16b 36
17 38
4, 2a 44a
2b - 7 44c - 49
10 §5, 1
11b 3
12 §6, 25
13 - 16 36 - 39
17a §5, 42
18 - 22 44 - 48
24 §7, 10
5, 1a §8, 18
2 - 10 26b - 34
11b - 12 35b, 36
13 - 16 40b - 43
17 - 25a 46 - 54a
25c - 32 55 - 62
33 - 42 §9, 1 - 10a
43 - 46a 12 - 15a
47, 48 20, 21
6, 1 - 8 22 - 29
9b - 18 32 - 41
19 - 23 44 - 48
24 - 27 §10, 1 - 4
28b - 31 6 - 9a
32 - 34 10 - 12
7, 1 13a
6 21
12 - 16a 31 - 34
17, 18 36, 37
19 - 23 39 - 43
25 - 27 46 - 48
28, 29 §11, 1, 2
8, 1 3
5a 4a
5c, 6 6
7, 8 9, 10
10b - 13 12b - 15
16a §6, 50
17 52
18 §11, 24
19, 20 25b, 26
24a 33b
25 34b
28b 42b
9, 1 §12, 2
8a §7, 23a
8b 23c
9b §6, 46b
18b, 19 §12, 8b, 9
26 - 33 32 - 39
35 §7, 7a
35, 36 §12, 40, 41
10, 1a 42a
5b - 10a 44 - 49a
10c 50a
10d - 14a 50c - 54a
15 55
16 - 27a §13, 1 - 12a
28b 13b
28c 14b
29 - 33 15 - 19
36 - 42a 23 - 29a
11, 1 30
2a 39a
11 §14, 1
12a 4
12b - 15 5b - 8
20 - 24 §15, 27 - 31
28 - 30 39 - 41
12, 1, 2a §7, 37, 38a
5 - 8 42 - 45
11, 12 52, 53
14 - 21 §8, 1 - 8
22, 23 §14, 41, 42
24 17
25, 26a 19, 20a
26b 21a
27 - 29 22 - 24
32 - 34 31 - 33
36, 37 35, 36
38, 39 §16, 1, 2
40 4
41 6
45b 10
46a 13a
46c 14a
47 - 50 15 - 18
13, 1 - 4a §16, 22 - 25a
5, 6 26, 27
12 - 16 33 - 37
17 39
18 41
19 - 21a 43 - 45a
21b, 22a 46, 47a
23b 48b
13, 24 - 31a §17, 1 - 8
31c 10b
32b 12a
33a 13, note.
33b, 34a 15, 16a
34b, 35 16c, 17
36 - 54a 19 - 37
55 - 57a 40, 41
14, 1 §18, 1a
2b 5b
5 10
12b 19b
13a 21a
15a 27
16, 17a 29, 30a
18 38
19b, 20a 40
21 43
24 50
25 §19, 1
26 - 33 3 - 10
15, 3, 4a §20, 22, 23a
7 - 9 29 - 31
12 - 14 35 - 37
15, 16a 38b, 39a
18 41
20b, 21a 45, 46a
22b - 28a 49 - 55
28b 57
29, 30a §23, 1, 2
30b - 32 3b - 5a
33 - 39 6 - 12
16, 1a 13a
2b, 3 §14, 39, 40
4a §23, 14b
7, 8a 19, 20a
11, 12 24b, 25
13b - 21a 32 - 40
14b §18, 3a
22 §23, 42b
23b 44
27 50
28b §24, 1b
17, 1 2
2b 4a
4b 9a
5a 10
5b 12
6 - 9 14 - 17
10b 20b
12b, 13 23, 24
14b 30b
15b 31b
15c 33a
16, 17 34, 35
18b 44a
20 46
23b 52
24b - 27 §25, 4 - 7
18, 1 8
3 10
6 13
7a 17a
7c, 8 17b, 18
9a 20
10, 11 §27, 28, 29
13 §26, 5
14 7
15 - 22 §27, 16 - 23
23 - 35 1 - 13
19, 1b, 2 §28, 9b, 10
19, 4b - 9a §25, 31b - 36
9b - 13a 39b - 43a
17b, 18a §28, 44b, 45
19b, 20 46b, 47
21b, 22a 49, 50a
23b, 24 §29, 1, 2
27b, 28 6b, 7
20, 1 - 16 27 - 42
20, 21a §30, 46
28 §31, 5
29b 25b
34a 34a
21, 1b, 2a §39, 20
2b 21b
2c 21d
3b - 5 22b - 24
6a 26a
6b 26c
7, 8 29, 30
9b 32
10, 11 42, 43
12a §32, 1a
12b 2a
12c, 13 2c, 3
14 - 16 §40, 1 - 3
17 §32, 22b
20b §33, 3
21b, 22 7, 8
24b, 25a 29b, 30a
25b, 26a 31, 32a
28 - 33a 35 - 40
34 42
35, 36 46, 47
38a 50
39 - 42a 52 - 55a
42c - 46 56 - 60
22, 1, 2 §30, 10, 11a
3b 12b
4 - 6 16 - 18
7, 8 20, 21
9b 24b
10 - 14 26 - 30
15 §34, 1a
16, 17 2, 3a
18b - 21 4b - 7
23 - 25a 9 - 11a
27 - 29a 14 - 16a
30a 20a
33 22
34, 35a 24, 25a
37b, 38 28b, 29
40 31
41 - 46 §35, 17 - 22
23, 1 - 5a §40, 26 - 30
5b 34a
7b 34b
8 - 12 36 - 40
13a 43
13b 44b
14 42
15 - 28 45 - 58
29a 61a
29b - 33 61c - 65
34 - 39 §41, 1 - 6
24, 1 27
2a 29
2b 30b, note.
3b, 4a 34b, 35a
4b, 5a 36, 37
6b 39b
7a 40
24, 8 §41, 42
9, 10 50, 51
11 - 14 55 - 58
15, 16 §42, 4, 5
20, 21 16, 17
24 11
26, 27 13, 14
29 - 31 21b - 23
32 - 35 25 - 28
37 - 39 38 - 40
42 - 44 51 - 53
45, 46 §43, 2b, 3
47b, 48 4b, 5
49b - 51a 6b - 8a
51b 8c
25, 1 - 30 9 - 38
31 - 46 43 - 58
26, 1 - 5 §44, 1 - 5a
9 §39, 13a
10a 14a
12 16a
15b §44, 7b
15c 8b
18b 38a
25 §45, 8
26b 12b
27b 13b
28, 29 15, 16a
31 - 33 23 - 25
36b §48, 3b
37, 38 5, 6
40a 10
40b, 41a 11b, 12a
42 13
44 15
45b 19b
46b - 48 21b - 23a
49, 50a 25, 26a
50b 26c
50c 33
52b - 54 37 - 39
55 41
56 43
58b 55b
59b, 60a §49, 21, 22
60b 24a
62b 28
63a 27a
63b, 64a 33, 34
64b 36
65b 37b
66b 39
68b 41b
71b 8b
72 10
73b 9
73c 12b
27, 1b 20
3 - 10 §51, 7 - 14
11a §49, 45a
12 - 14 §50, 16 - 18
15 - 17a 20 - 22
17b, 18 27b, 28
19 19
20 - 22a 29 - 31
24, 25 §51, 4, 5
26b §50, 37c
27, 28 38, 39
29b, 30 41, 42a
31b, 32a §51, 16, 17a
32b 17c
27, 34b §51, 27b
36 30
39, 40a 35b
40c - 42a 36b - 38
42c, 43 39b, 40
44 43
45a 52a
47 54
48a §52, 2b
49 5
51 - 54a 8 - 11
54b 12b
56a 22a
56c 22c
58b 29b
60b 35
62b - 66 40 - 44
28, 1a 45a
1b 46a
2a 48
2b - 4 49b - 51
5, 6 54, 55
7a §53, 5
7c 6b
8a 7b
8b - 10 32 - 34
11b - 15 26 - 30
16, 17 §55, 1, 2
18 4
19b, 20 6, 7
Mark. Diatessaron.
1, 12 §4, 43a
13b 43b
15 §5, 43
29b §6, 47
33 53
35 - 38 §7, 1 - 4
39b 7b
41 - 45a §22, 2 - 6
2, 1, 2 §7, 11, 12
8 - 12a 18 - 22a
12c 24b
14 9
21, 22 34b, 35a
24b - 27 38b - 41
3, 4b, 5 50b, 51
7b - 12 §8, 10b - 15
14, 15 24, 25
19b, 20 §14, 15
21 §7, 46
26b §14, 20b
28 - 30 28 - 30
31b §16, 14c
4, 7b 28b
8b 29b
10, 11 31, 32
13b 40
14 42
19b 47b
22, 23 §8, 44, 45
24b, 25 §10, 15, 16
26 - 29 §16, 49 - 52
30b §17, 9b
31b 11
32b 12b
33a 13
33b 16b
34b 18
4, 35a §11, 31a
36a 32a
36c 33a
38a 34a
39b - 41a 35b, 36
5, 2b 39b
3b, 4a 40
4b, 5a 41b, 42a
5b - 7a 42c - 44a
7c 44c
13b 49b
16b 52b
20, 21a §12, 5, 6a
23a 8a
24b - 30 10 - 16
33b 19b
34b 21b
37 - 39 24 - 26
40b, 41 28, 29a
42b 30a
6, 2 §17, 38, 39
4b 44
5, 6a 48, 49
6b 53
8b §12, 49b
9a 50b
11b 54b
12, 13 §13, 36, 37
14b §18, 1c
15b, 16 4, 5a
17 - 20 6 - 9
21 - 29 11 - 19a
30, 31 §14, 43, 44
33 §18, 22a
34b 25b
36 28
40 37
41a 39
45 44
51b, 52 §19, 12b, 13
54a 12a
54b - 56 14, 15
7, 1 - 5 §20, 17 - 21
8a 27
9 28
10b - 13 23b - 26
14 - 16 32 - 34
17a 38a
18b, 19 39b, 40
21 - 23 42 - 44
24b, 25a 46b, 47
26a 48
29b 56
30 58
31 - 37 §21, 1 - 7
8, 3b §23, 5b
11b, 12a 13b, 14a
12b - 15 15 - 18
17b - 21a 20b - 24a
22 - 27a 26 - 31
31b, 32a 41, 42a
33a 43
34a 45a
35 46
37, 38 48, 49
9, 1 §24, 1a
3b, 4 4c, 5
6b 9c
10a 18a
10b, 11a 19, 20a
12, 13 21, 22
9, 14, 15 §24, 25, 26
18a 32
20, 21 36, 37
22b - 27a 38 - 43a
28 45
29b - 31a 47 - 49a
33, 34a §25, 2, 3
36 9b
37b 11b
39 15
44 19
47b - 50a 21 - 24a
50c 26
10, 1 - 5a 27 - 31a
10 - 12 37 - 39a
13b - 16 43b - 46
17 - 19a §28, 42 - 44a
19b 46a
21a 48
23 51b
24 §29, 3
26, 27 4, 5
29 8
30b, 31 10, 11
32 §30, 40
33b, 34a 42, 43
35 - 40 47 - 52
41 - 44 §31, 1 - 4
46b 26b
47a 29a
48b - 51 30b - 33
11, 2b §39, 21a
6b 28b
10a 33a
12 - 15a §32, 24 - 27a
15a §33, 26
16 §32, 5
19a 22a
19, 20 §33, 1, 2
21 - 23 4 - 6
24 - 26 15 - 17
28b, 29a 28b, 29a
30b 30b
32b, 33 33, 34
12, 3b - 5a 43 - 45
6a 49
15a §34, 3b, 4a
24b 16b
26b 20b
27b 21b
28b 25b
28c - 30a 26b - 28a
31 30
32 - 34a 32 - 34
34b 45
37b - 39 §40, 31 - 33
40 35
41, 42a §32, 12, 13
44a 15
13, 1b §41, 28a
3 33
6b 38b
7a 39a
10 45
11b 47
15, 16 §42, 6, 7
20 18
21 10
23 12
24a 21a
32 - 37 32 - 37
14, 1, 2 §41, 31, 32
3a §39, 3
3c 7b
4 12
5b 13b
6b 14b
7b 15b
8b, 9 16b, 17
11a §44, 8a
12 10
13b 37b
15b, 16 39b, 40
18b - 20 44b - 46
21 48
22a §45, 12a
23a 13a
23b, 24a 14
30b, c 27b
30c,d §49, 17
31 §45, 28
35b, 36a §48, 8, 9a
37b 11a
38b 12b
40 14
41b, 42a 20, 21a
44b 23b
51, 52 45, 46
57b - 59 §49, 24b - 26
59 23
60a 27b
61a 29
63a 37a
64b 38b
65a 40a
65c 41a
68b 52b
69a 8a
71 14
15, 1b 43b
3a §50, 15
8, 9a 26, 27a
13 32
15a 37a
20b §51, 15b
21b 17b
23a 27a
23b 27c
28 26
29b 36a
34 53
36b §52, 3
40b 22b
40c 22d
41b 21b
41c 23a
42 24
43b - 45a 27 - 29a
46a 30a
47a 36
16, 1b 38b
3 47a
4b 47b
5b 53
7b §53, 6a
8b 8
9 25
10b 35b
11 37
12a 39a
13b 61b
14 §55, 3
16, 15b §55, 5b
16 - 18 8 - 10
19a 12a
19c 13b
20 16
Luke. Diatessaron.
1, 5 - 80 §1, 6 - 81
2, 1 - 39 §2, 9 - 47
40 - 52 §3, 24 - 36
3, 1 - 3 37 - 39
4b - 6 43 - 45
10 - 18 §4, 19 - 27
19, 20 §6, 23, 24
21a §4, 35
22a 37
23a 29
4, 1a 42
2b 44b
5 - 7 50 - 52
13 §5, 2
14a 21
14b - 22a 33 - 41
14b, 15 §7, 8
23, 24 §17, 42, 43
25 - 27 45 - 47
28 - 30 50 - 52
31b - 38a §6, 40 - 46a
38c, 39 48, 49
40b 51
41 54
42b, 43 §7, 5, 6
44 §6, 35
5, 1 - 7 §5, 49 - 55
8 - 11 §6, 1 - 4
12 §22, 1
15b, 16 7, 8
17b - 21 §7, 13 - 17
25b 22b
26a 23b
26c 24a
27 - 36a 25 - 34a
38b, 39 35b, 36
6, 6 - 9 47 - 50
12, 13a §8, 9, 10a
13b - 17a 19 - 23
18, 19 16, 17
20a 26a
22a 35a
24 - 27a 37 - 40a
30b, 31 §9, 10b, 11
32b - 36 15b - 19
37b, 38 §10, 13b, 14
39 - 42 17 - 20
44 35
45 38
45a §14, 34
47, 48a §10, 44, 45
7, 2, 3a §11, 4b, 5
4b, 5 7, 8
8, 9a 11, 12a
10 - 17 16 - 23
18 §13, 38
19 - 27 39b - 47
29, 30 §14, 2, 3
31b - 35 10 - 14
36 - 39 45 - 48
40 - 50 §15, 1 - 11
8, 1 - 3 §16, 19 - 21
8, 5b §16, 25b
7 28a
8a 29a
8c 30
13b 45b
15 48a
19a 13b
19b 14b
22b §11, 32b
22d 31b
23c 33b
24b 35a
25b - 27a 37 - 39a
27c 39c
28b 44b
29a 45
29c 41a
30 - 33a 46 - 49a
34 - 36 50 - 52a
37a §12, 1
38, 39a 3, 4
40b, 41a 6b, 7
45b - 47a 17 - 19a
47c, 48 20, 21a
49, 50 22, 23
53 27
55a 29b
55b, 56 30b, 31
9, 1b, 2 42b, 43
3b 49c
7b §18, 1b
7c, 8a 2
8b 3b
9 20
11b 26
11 §32, 23
13b §18, 35
14b, 15a 36b, note.
23b §23, 45b
25 47
29a §24, 3
29b 4b
31b - 33a 6 - 8
33c 9b
34b 11
36a 13
36c 18b
38a 30a
38b, 39a 30c, 31a
39c 33b
42b 43b
43a 44b
44a 49b
45 51
46 §25, 1
47a 9a
48a 11a
48c 12
49 14
50b 16
51 - 56 §38, 42 - 47
57a §11, 25a
59 - 62 27 - 30
10, 1 - 12 §15, 15 - 26
16 - 22 32 - 38
23b §16, 38
25b §34, 26a
28b - 37 35 - 44
38 - 42 §13, 31 - 35
11, 1b, 2a §9, 30, 31
5 - 13 §10, 22 - 30
11, 14 §14, 16
16 18
18b 21b
21 - 23 25 - 27
24 - 26 §16, 7 - 9
27, 28 11, 12
30 3
31 5
35, 36 §9, 49, 50
37 - 41 §20, 12 - 16
43 §40, 41
45, 46 59, 60
47b 61b
52a 44a
53, 54 §41, 16, 17
12, 1 - 3 18 - 20
3b, 4a §13, 12b, 13a
5a 14a
5c 14c
11 §41, 46
13 - 21 §28, 33 - 41
26 §10, 5
29b 9b
32, 33a §9, 42, 43
35 - 38 §43, 39 - 42
41, 42a 1, 2a
44a 4a
45b 6a
46b 8b
47 - 50 §27, 24 - 27
51 - 53 §13, 20 - 22
54, 55 §14, 37, 38
58a §8, 54b
13, 1 - 17 §27, 31 - 47
18b §17, 9a
19a 10a
20b 14
22 - 30 §31, 6 - 14
31 - 33 §24, 27 - 29
14, 1 - 6 §29, 43 - 48
7 - 15 §30, 1 - 9
16b, 17 11b, 12a
18 - 20 13 - 15
21a 19
21c - 23a 22 - 24a
23b, 24 24c, 25
25 - 33 §15, 42 - 50
34b, 35 §25, 24b, 25
15, 1 - 4 §26, 1 - 4
5b, 6 6
7 - 32 8 - 33
16, 1 - 12 34 - 45
14, 15 §29, 12, 13
16 §14, 5a
17 9
19 - 31 §29, 14 - 26
17, 3, 4 §27, 14, 15
5 - 10 §33, 9 - 14
11a §30, 31b
12 - 19 32 - 39
20, 21 §40, 22, 23
22b §41, 35b
25 §42, 15
28 - 37 41 - 50
18, 1 - 8 §33, 18 - 25
9 - 14 §32, 16 - 21
23b, 24a §28, 50b, 51a
28 §29, 6a
30 9
31b §30, 41
33, 34 44, 45
18, 35a §31, 25a
35b 26a
36, 37 27, 28
38, 39a 29b, 30a
42b, 43 34b, 35
19, 1 - 10 15 - 24
11b - 27 36 - 52
28, 29a §39, 18, 19
30b 21c
31a 22a
32b 26b
33, 34 27, 28a
37, 38a 31, 32a
38c 33b
39 - 44 36 - 41
43a §41, 30a
44b 30b
47, 48 §34, 46, 47
20, 1, 2a §33, 27, 28
6b 32b
9b 41
13 48
14b 51
17b 55b
20b §34, 1b
26 8
29b - 31 11b - 13
34b - 36 17 - 19
38 21a
39 23
21, 3 §32, 14
5b §41, 28b
7b 34a
8b 38a
8c 38c
9b 39c
11 41
12, 13 43, 44
14, 15 48, 49
16 52
18, 19 53, 54
20 - 22 §42, 1 - 3
23, 24 8, 9
25, 26a 19, 20
28 24
34 - 36 29 - 31
37, 38 §40, 24, 25
22, 2b - 4a §44, 5b - 7a
6 9
7 - 10a 34 - 37a
10b, 11a 37c
11b, 12 38b, 39a
14 - 16 41 - 43
19b §45, 16b
21 §44, 47
23 50
27 - 30a 31 - 33
31, 32 §45, 17, 18
33b 26a
34b 27c
35 - 38 §46, 12 - 15a
40a §48, 3a
40b 4
41a 7
42b 9b
43 - 45a 16 - 18
46a 19a
48b 26b
49 34
51b 40
52a 27a
22, 53b §48, 42
55a 54
57 52a
58a §49, 11a
59b 12a
60b, 61a 15, 16
62 18
63b 40b
65 42
66a 19
66b - 68 30 - 32
70 35
71 38a
23, 2b 47
4 - 16 §50, 1 - 13
18a 14
19 25
20 - 23 33 - 36
25a 37b
26b - 33a §51, 18 - 25a
33b 25c
34a §52, 6
35a §51, 35a
35c 39a
36, 37 41, 42
39 - 43 44 - 48
44b, 45a 52b
46a §52, 7a
47b 12a
48 13
49a 21a
49b 23b
50 25a
51a,c 26
55b, 56a 37, 38a
56c 39
24, 1b 45b
1d 46b
2 49a
3 52
4 - 7 §53, 1 - 4
9 35a
10 36
11a 38
13b - 35 39b - 61a
36a §54, 1a
36c - 49a 2 - 12
49b §55, 11
50, 51 12b, 13a
52, 53 14, 15
John. Diatessaron.
1, 1 - 5 §1, 1 - 5
7 - 17 §3, 46 - 56
18 - 28 §4, 1 - 11
29 - 31 30 - 32
32 - 34 39 - 41
35 - 41a §5, 4 - 10
42a 11
43 - 51 12 - 20
2, 1 - 11 22 - 32
14a §32, 1b
14b 2b
16 4
17 - 22 6 - 11
23b - 25 §15, 12 - 14
3, 1 - 21 §32, 27b - 47
22 - 36 §6, 5 - 19
4, 1 - 3a 20 - 22
4 - 45a §21, 8 - 49
4, 45b §23, 3a
46 - 54 §6, 26 - 34
5, 1a §30, 31a
1 - 47 §22, 9 - 55
6, 1b §18, 21b
2b - 5a 22b - 25a
5b - 9 30b - 34
10 36
12, 13 41, 42
14 - 18 45 - 49
19a,c §19, 2
21b 11
22a 16
23 - 60 17 - 54
61 - 71 §20, 1 - 11
7, 1 §27, 30
2 - 10a §28, 1 - 9a
10b - 31 11 - 32
31 - 36 §34, 48 - 53
37 - 52 §35, 1 - 16
8, 12 - 50 23 - 61
51 - 59 §36, 1 - 9
9, 1 - 38 10 - 47
39 - 41 §37, 1 - 3
10, 1 - 42 4 - 45
11, 1 - 16 46 - 61
17 - 57 §38, 1 - 41
12, 1, 2 §39, 1, 2
3a 7a
3b - 6 8 - 11
7b, 8a 14c, 15a
9 - 11 4 - 6
12b, 13 34, 35
16 25
17, 18 44, 45
19 - 36a §40, 4 - 21
36b - 41 §41, 21 - 26
42 - 50 7 - 15
13, 1 - 20 §44, 11 - 30
21a 44a
22 49
23 - 29 §45, 1 - 7
30 - 32 9 - 11
33 - 36 19 - 22
37b, 38a 26b, 27a
14, 1 - 20 29 - 48
14, 21 - 31a §46, 1 - 11
31b 15b
15, 1 - 27 17 - 43
16, 1 - 15 44 - 58
16 - 33 §47, 1 - 18
17, 1 - 26 19 - 44
18, 1, 2 §48, 1, 2
4a 24
4b - 9 27b - 32
10, 11a 35, 36a
11c 36b
12a 44
12b - 17a 47 - 51
18a 53
18c 55a
19 - 25a §49, 1 - 7
26a 11b
26b 13
28a 43a
28c 44
29, 30 45b, 46
31 - 38a 48 - 55
39, 40 §50, 23, 24
19, 2 40
3b - 12 42b - 51
13 - 15 §51, 1 - 3
16a 6
16b 15a
17a 15c
17c 25b
19 - 22 31 - 34
23, 24 28, 29
25 - 27 49 - 51
28, 29a §52, 1, 2a
30a 4
30b 7b
31 - 37 14 - 20
38b 25b
38d - 42 30b - 34
20, 2 - 17 §53, 9 - 24
18 31
19 §54, 1b
20b - 31 13 - 24
21b §55, 5a
21, 1 - 24 §54, 25 - 48
25 §55, 17

SUGGESTED EMENDATIONS.

We collect here a number of references to places where emendations of the Arabic text of varying degrees of importance and plausibility have been suggested in the notes:

§8, 10, 13; §10, 14; §13, 15, 42; §14, 43; §15, 25, 30, 35; §16, 19; §20, 25 f.; §22, 43; §24, 26, 32; §25, 34; §26, 21; §31, 11, 22; §34, 32, 37, 41; §35, 57; §36, 9, 25; §38, 38 (42); §39, 2, 41; §40, 36, 45, 54; §41, 11, 16, 49; §43, 2; §44, 8, 34; §45, 10 f., 23, (29); §46, 12; §48, 23, 37; §51, 35; §52, 53; §53, 18.

[On the last part of note 3, p. 42, see now Zahn’s review of Harris’s Fragments, in Theologisches Literaturblatt, Leipzig, 3 Jan. 1896, col. 3.]

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II.: THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER VISIO PAULI APOCALYPSE OF MARIA VIRGO APOCALYPSE SEDRACH

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THE REVELATION OF PETER.

INTRODUCTION.

The fragment here translated was discovered in 1886 by the French Archæological Mission in an ancient burying-place at Akhmîm in Upper Egypt. It was published at Paris in 1892 (Bouriant, Mémoires publiés par les membres de la Mission Archéologique Française au Caire, T. ix., fasc. 1, 1892). The ms. is now in the Gizeh Museum and has been held to be of a date between the eighth and twelfth centuries.

Until the discovery of the fragment, the following was all that was known about the Revelation of Peter.

1. The so-called Muratorian Fragment, a list of sacred writings, first published by Muratori in 1740, and found by him in a seventh or eighth century ms. belonging to the Ambrosian Library in Milan, but which had previously belonged to the Columban Monastery of Bobbio, is assigned on internal evidence to the third quarter of the second century. (Vide Westcott, Canon of the N. T., p. 514.) At line 69 it says: “the Apocalypses also of John and Peter only do we receive, which (latter) some among us would not have read in church.”

2. Clement of Alexandria (fl. c. 200 ad) in his Hypotoposes, according to the testimony of Eusebius, H. E., vi., 14, gave “abridged accounts of all the canonical Scriptures, not even omitting those that are disputed, I mean the book of Jude and the other general epistles. Also the Epistle of Barnabas and that called the Revelation of Peter.” Also in his Eclogæ Propheticæ, chapters 41, 48 and 49, he gives three, or as some think, four quotations from the Revelation of Peter, mentioning it twice by name.

3. The Catalogus Claromontanus, an Eastern list of Holy Scriptures, belonging to the third century, gives at the end the Revelation of Peter (v. Westcott, Canon, p. 555). This catalogue gives the length of the various books it enumerates measured in stichoi. Our book is said to have two hundred and seventy, which makes it rather longer than the Epistle to the Colossians which has two hundred and fifty-one.

4. Methodius, bishop of Olympus in Lycia in the beginning of the fourth century, in his Symposium, ii., 6, says, “wherefore we have also learned from divinely inspired Scriptures that untimely births even if they are the offspring of adultery are delivered to care-taking angels.” Though Peter is not here mentioned, the purport of the passage is the same as that of one of the quotations given by Clement of Alexandria.

5. Eusebius († c. 339 ad), in his Ecclesiastical History, iii., 25, expressly mentions the Revelation of Peter along with the Acts of Paul and the Pastor as spurious books, while at iii., 3, he says: “as to that which is called the Preaching and that called the Apocalypse of Peter, we know nothing of their being handed down as Catholic writings. Since neither among the ancients nor among the ecclesiastical writers of our own day, has there been anyone that has appealed to testimony taken from them.”

6. Macarius Magnes (beginning of fifth century) in his Apocritica, iv., 6, quotes as from a heathen opponent of Christianity the following: “Let us by way of superfluity cite also that saying in the Apocalypse of Peter. It thus introduces the heaven as being about to undergo judgment along with the earth. ‘The earth,’ it says, ‘shall present all men before God at the day of judgment, being itself also to be judged along with the heaven also which encompasses it.’ ” And at iv., 16, he examines this passage again, naming the Revelation of Peter, and supporting the doctrine of the passage by the authority of prophecy (Isaiah xxxiv., 4) and the Gospel (Matt. xxiv., 35).

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7. Sozomen (middle of fifth century), H. E., vii., 19, says: “For instance, the so-called Apocalypse of Peter which was esteemed as entirely spurious by the ancients, we have discovered to be read in certain churches of Palestine up to the present day, once a year, on the day of preparation, during which the people most religiously fast in commemoration of the Saviour’s Passion” (i.e., on Good Friday). It is to be noted that Sozomen himself belonged to Palestine.

8. In the list of the Sixty Books which is assigned to the fifth or sixth century the Revelation of Peter is mentioned among the Apocrypha (v. Westcott, Canon, p. 551).

9. The so-called Stichometry of Nicephorus, a list of scriptures with notes of their extent, ascribed to Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople, 806-814 ad, includes the Revelation of Peter among the antilegomena or disputed writings of the New Testament, and gives it three hundred stichoi or thirty more than the above-mentioned Catalogus Claromontanus.

10. The Armenian annalist Mkhitan (thirteenth century) in a list of the New Testament antilegomena mentions the Revelation of Peter, after the Gospel of Thomas and before the Periodoi Pauli, and remarks that he has himself copied these books. (Cf. Harnack, Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur.)

Up till lately these facts represented all that was positively known of the Revelation of Peter. From them we gather that it must have been written before the middle of the second century (so as to be known at Rome and included in the Muratorian Canon), that it had a wide circulation, that it was for some time very popular, so that it would appear to have run a considerable chance of achieving a place in the canon, but that it was ultimately rejected and in the long run dropped out of knowledge altogether.

But even previously to the discovery at Akhmîm, the general character of the book had been inferred from the scanty fragments preserved in ancient writers and from the common elements contained in other and later apocalyptic writings which seemed to require some such book as the Revelation of Peter as their ultimate source. Such writings are the (Christian) Apocalypse of Esdras, the Vision of Paul, the Passion of S. Perpetua and the visions contained in the History of Barlaam and Josaphat. (Cf. Robinson, Texts and Studies, i., 2, p. 37-43, and Robinson and James, The Gospel according to Peter and the Revelation of Peter, 1892.)

The Revelation of Peter affords the earliest embodiment in Christian literature of those pictorial presentations of heaven and hell which have exercised so widespread and enduring an influence. It has, in its imagery, little or no kinship with the Book of Daniel, the Book of Enoch, or the Revelation of S. John. Its only parallels in canonical scripture, with the notable exception of the Second Epistle of Peter, are to be found in Isaiah lxvi., 24, Mark ix., 44, 48, and the parable of Dives and Lazarus in Luke xvi., 19. It is indeed Judaic in the severity of its morality and even in its phraseology (cf. the frequent use of the word righteous, and the idea that God and not Christ will come to judge sinners). But the true parallels for, if not the sources of, its imagery of the rewards and punishments which await men after death are to be found in Greek beliefs which have left their traces in such passages as the Vision of Er at the end of Plato’s Republic.

The heaven of the Petrine Apocalypse is akin to the Elysian Fields and the Islands of the Blest. In it the saints are crowned as with flowers and beautiful of countenance, singing songs of praise in the fragrant air, in a land all lighted up with the light of the sun.1 We are reminded of “the Elysian Fields and the world’s end where is Rhadamanthus of the fair hair, where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor yet great storm, nor any rain; but alway Ocean sendeth forth the breeze of the shrill West to blow cool on men” (Odyssey, iv., 563), and of the garden of the gods on Olympus, which “is not shaken by winds, or ever wet with rain, nor doth the snow come nigh thereto, but most clear air is spread about it cloudless, and the white light floats over it” (Odyssey, vi., 43, Butcher and Lang’s transl.). Perhaps the most striking parallel of all is afforded by the fragment of a dirge of Pindar: “For them shineth below the strength of the sun, while in our world it is night, and the space of crimson-flowered meadow before their city is full of the shade of frankincense trees, and of fruits of gold. And some in horses, and in bodily Edition: current; Page: [143] feats, and some in dice, and some in harp-playing have delight; and among them thriveth all fair-flowering bliss; and fragrance streameth ever through the lovely land, as they mingle incense of every kind upon the altars of the gods” (Pindar, E. Myer’s transl., p. 176). Beside this heaven the New Jerusalem of the canonical Apocalypse is austere. But it is the spiritual city. “For the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine on it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were in the midst of it and the Lamb was the light thereof.”

So likewise in the case of the torments of the wicked as presented in the Revelation of Peter. We are not here in the Jewish Sheol, or among the fires of the valley of Hinnom, so much as among the tortures of Tartarus and the boiling mud of the Acherusian Lake (cf. Plato. Phædo, p. 113; Aristophanes, Frogs, line 145), or where “wild men of fiery aspect . . . seized and carried off several of them, and Ardiæus and others, they bound head and