DIATESSARON OF TATIAN
(SEC. XXXVIII TO LV)

SECTION XXXVIII.

38 1, 2 And 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 fur- 3 longs;(6) and many of the Jews came unto Mary and Martha, to comfort their heart 4 because of their brother. And Martha, when she heard that Jesus had come, went 5 out to meet him: but Mary was sitting in the house. Martha then said unto Jesus, 6 My Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know now that, 7 whatever thou shalt ask of God, he will give thee. Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall 8 rise. Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise in the resurrection at the last day. 9 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: whosoever believeth in 10 Arabic, me, even though he die, he shall live: and every living one that believeth 11 p. 144 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 the 12 world. And when she had said that, she went and called Mary her sister secretly, 13 and said unto her, Our Master hath come, and summoneth thee. And Mary, when 14 she heard, rose in haste, and came unto him. (And Jesus then had not come into 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 the 16 tomb to weep. And Mary, when she came to where Jesus was, and saw him, fell at his feet, and said unto him, If thou hadst been here, my Lord, my brother had

Jo. 11. 17. Jo. 11, 18. 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. Jo. 11, 28. Jo. 11, 29. Jo. 11, 30. Jo. 11. 31. Jo. 11, 32.

38 17 not died. And Jesus came; and when he saw her weeping, and the Jews that were 18 with her weeping, he was troubled(1) in himself, and sighed; and he said, In what 19 place have ye laid him? And they said unto him, Our Lord, come and see. And 20 the tears of Jesus came.(2) The Jews therefore said, See the greatness of his love for 21 him! But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of that 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, 23 and a stone was placed at its door. Jesus therefore said, Take these stones away.

Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, My Lord, he hath come to 24 stink for some time: he hath been(3) four days dead. Jesus said unto her, Did not I say 25 Arabic, unto thee, If thou believest, thou shall see the glory of God? And they re- p. 145 moved those stones. And Jesus lifted his eyes on high,and said, My Father, 26 I thank thee Since thou didst hear me. And I know that thou at all times hearest me: but I say this unto thee because of this multitude that is standing, that they 27 may believe that thou didst send me. And when he had said that, he cried with a 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.

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

31 And the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered, and said, What shall we do? 32 for lo, this man doeth many signs. And if we leave him thus, all men will believe 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, 34 Ye know not anything, nor consider that it is more advantageous for us that one 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 of(4) that year, he 36 prophesied that Jesus was to die instead of the people; and not instead of the people alone, but that he might gather the scattered children of God together. 37 And from that day they considered how to kill him. 38 Arabic, And Jesus did not walk openly amongst the Jews, but departed thence to a p. 146 place near the wilderness, to a town(5) called Ephraim; and he was there, going 39 about with his disciples. And the passover of the Jews was near: and many went 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 his 41 holding back from the feast? 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.

42 And when the days of his going up were accomplished, he prepared himself that 43 he might go(6) to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers before him, and departed,(7) and 44 entered into a village(8) of Samaria, that they might make ready for him. And they 45 received him not, because he(9) 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? 46 And Jesus turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are. 47 Verily the Son of man did not come to destroy lives, but to give life. And they went to another village.

Jo. 11, 33. Jo. 11, 34. Jo. 11, 35. Jo. 11, 36. Jo. 11, 37. Jo. 11, 38. Jo. 11, 39. Jo. 11, 40. JO. 11, 41. Jo. 11, 42. Jo. 11, 43. Jo. 11, 44. Jo. 11, 45. Jo. 11, 46. Jo. 11, 47. Jo. 11, 48. Jo. 11, 49. Jo. 11, 50. Jo. 11, 51. Jo. 11, 52. Jo. 11, 53. Jo. 11, 54. Jo. 11, 55. Jo. 11, 56. Jo. 11, 57.

Lk. 9, 51. Lk. 9, 52. Lk. 9, 53. Lk. 9, 54. Lk. 9, 55. Lk. 9, 56.

SECTION XXXIX.

39 1 And Jesus six days before the passover(1) came to Bethany, where was Lazarus, 2 whom Jesus raised from among the dead. And they made(2) a feast for him there: 3 and Martha was serving; while Lazarus was one of them that sat with him. And 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 Arabic, that they might look also on Lazarus, whom he raised from among the dead. 5, 6 p. 147 And the chief priests considered how they might kill Lazarus also; because 7 many of the Jews were going on his account, and believing in Jesus• And Mary took a case of the ointment of fine nard, of great price, and opened it, and poured 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. 9, 10 But Judas Iscariot, one of the disciples, he that was to betray him, said, Why was 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 chest 12 was with him, and what was put(3) into it he used to bear. And that displeased the rest of the disciples also within themselves, and they said, Why went this ointment 13 to waste? It was possible that it should be sold for much, and the poor be given 14 it. And they were angry with(4) Mary. And Jesus perceived it, and said unto them, Leave her; why molest ye her? a good work hath she accomplished on me: for the 15 day of my burial kept she it. At all times the poor are with you, and when ye 16 wish ye can do them a kindness: but I am not at all times with you. And for this cause, when she poured(5) this ointment on my body, it is as if she did it for my bur- 17 ial, and anointed my body beforehand. And verily I say unto you, 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. 18, 19 Arabic, And when Jesus said that, he went out leisurely to go to Jerusalem, And p. 148 when he arrived at Bethphage and at Bethany, beside the mount which is 20 called the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and he said unto them, Go 21 into this village that is opposite you: and when ye enter it, ye shall find an ass tied, and 22 a colt with him,(6) which no man ever yet mounted: loose him, and bring them(7) unto me. And if any man say unto you, Why loose ye them? say unto him thus, We 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,

24 Say ye unto the daughter of Zion,

Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,

Meek, and riding upon an ass,

And upon a colt the foal of an ass.

25 And the disciples did not know this at that time: but after that Jesus was glorified, his disciples remembered that these things were written of him, and that this 26 they had done unto him. And when the two disciples went, they found as he had 27 said unto them, and they did as Jesus charged them. And when they loosed them, 28 their owners said unto them, Why loose ye them? They said unto them, We seek 29 them for our Lord. And they let them go. And they brought the ass and the colt, 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 branches 31 from the trees, and threw them in the way. And when he neared his(8) descent from Arabic, the mount of Olives, all the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with 32 p. 149 a loud voice for all the powers which they had seen; and they said, Praise in the highest; Praise to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name 33 of the Lord; and blessed(10) is the kingdom that cometh, that of(11) our father David: Peace in heaven, and praise in the highest.

Jo. 12, 1. Jo. 12, 2.

Mk. 14, 3a.

Jo. 12, 9. Jo. 12, 10. Jo. 12, 11.

Jo. 12, 3a.

Mk. 14, 3b.

Jo. 12, 3b. Jo. 12, 4. Jo. 12, 5. Jo. 12, 6.

Mk. 14, 4.

Mt. 26, 9.

Mk. 14, 5b.

Mt. 26, 10a.

Mk. 14, 6b.

Jo. 12, 7b. Jo. 12, 8a.

Mk. 14, 7b.

Mt. 26, 12.

Mk. 14, 8b. Mk. 14, 9.

Lk. 19, 28. Lk. 19, 29a.

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. Mt. 21, 5.

Jo. 12, 16.

Mt. 21, 6a.

Lk. 19, 32b.

Mt. 21, 6b.

Lk. 19, 33. Lk. 19, 34.

Mk. 11, 6b.

Mt. 21, 7. Mt. 21, 8.

Lk. 19, 37.

Mt. 21, 9b.(9)

Mk. 11, 10a.

Lk. 19, 38c.

39 34 And a great multitude, that which came to the feast, when they heard that Jesus 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, the 36 King of Israel. Certain therefore of the Pharisees from among the multitudes 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.

38, 39 And when he drew near, and saw the city, he wept over it, and said, Would that thou hadst known the things that are(2) for thy peace, in this thy day! now that is 40 hidden from thine eyes. There shall come unto thee days when thine enemies 41 shall encompass thee, and straiten thee from every quarter, and shall get possession of(3) 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.

42 And when he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was agitated, and they said, 43 Who is this? And the multitudes said, This is Jesus, the prophet that is from Naza- 44 reth of Galilee. And the multitude which was with him bare witness that he called 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.

Jo. 12, 12b. Jo. 12, 13.

Lk. 19, 39. Lk. 19, 40. Lk. 19, 41. Lk. 19, 42. Lk. 19, 43. Lk. 19, 44.

Mt. 21, 10. Mt. 21, 11.

Jo. 12, 17. Jo. 12, 18.

SECTION XL.

40 1 Arabic, And when Jesus entered the temple, they brought unto him blind and 2 p. 150 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 and 3 saying, Praise be to the Son of David: it distressed them, and they said, Hearest thou not what these say? Jesus said unto them, Yea: did ye not read long ago, From 4 the mouths of children and infants thou hast chosen my praise? And the Pharisees said one to another, Behold, do ye not see that nothing availeth us? for lo, the whole world hath followed him.

5 And there were among them certain Gentiles also, which had come up to wor- 6 ship at the feast: these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, 7 and asked him, and said unto him, My lord, we wish to see Jesus. And Philip 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 glori- 9 fied. Verily, verily, I say unto you, A grain of wheat, if it fall not and die in the 10 earth, remaineth alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit. He that loveth his life(4) destroyeth it; and he that hateth his life(4) in this world shall keep it unto the life eter- 11 nal. If a man serve me, he will follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be 12 also: and whosoever serveth me, the Father will honour him. Now is my soul trou-Arabic, bled: and what shall I say? My Father, deliver me from this hour. But 13 p. 151 for this cause came I unto this hour. My Father, glorify thy name. And a 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, An 15 angel speaketh to him. Jesus answered and said unto them, Not because of me 16 was this voice, but because of you. Now is the judgement of this world; and the 17 prince of this world shall now be cast forth. And I, when I am lifted up from the 18 earth, shall draw every man unto me. This he said, that he might shew by what 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 of 20 man is to be lifted up? who is this, the Son of man? Jesus said unto them, Another little while is the light with you. Walk so long as ye have light, test the darkness overtake you; for he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 21 So long as ye have light, believe the light, that ye may be the children of the light.

22 And 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

Mt. 21, 14. Mt. 21, 15. Mt. 21, 16.

Jo. 12, 19. Jo. 12, 20. Jo. 12, 21. Jo. 12, 22. Jo. 12, 23. Jo. 12, 24. Jo. 12, 25. Jo. 12, 26. Jo. 12, 27. Jo. 12, 28. Jo. 12, 29. Jo. 12, 30. Jo. 12, 31. Jo. 12, 32. Jo. 12, 33. Jo. 12, 34. Jo. 12, 35. Jo. 12, 36.

Lk. 17, 20.

40 23 with expectation: neither shall they say, Lo, it is here! nor, Lo, it is there! for the kingdom of God is within you.

24 And in the daytime he was teaching in the temple; and at night he used to go 25 out, and pass the night in the mount called the mount of Olives.And all the people came[1] to him in the morning in the temple, to hear his word.

26, 27 Then spoke Jesus unto the multitudes and his disciples, and said unto them, On Arabic, the seat of Moses are seated the scribes and Pharisees: everything that p. 152 they say unto you now to keep, keep and do: but according to their deeds 29 do ye not; for they say, and do not. And they bind heavy burdens, and lay them on the shoulders of the people; while they with one of their fingers will not come 30, 31 near[2] them. But all their deeds they do to make a shew before men. And all the multitude were hearing that with pleasure.

32 And in the course of his teaching he said unto them, Guard yourselves from the 33 scribes, who desire to walk in robes, and love salutation in the marketplaces, and sitting in the highest places of the synagogues, and at feasts in the highest parts of 34 the rooms: and they broaden their amulets, and lengthen the cords of their cloaks, 35 and love that they should be called by men, My master, and devour widows' houses, because a of their prolonging' their prayers; these then shall receive greater judge- 36 ment. But ye, be ye not called masters:[4] for your master is one; all ye are brethren. 37 Call not then to yourselves any one[5] father on earth: for your Father is one, who is 38 in heaven. And be not called directors: for your director is one, even the Messiah. 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.

41 Woe unto you, Pharisees! because ye love the highest places in the synagogues, and salutation in the marketplaces.

42 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye devour widows' houses, because[6] of your prolonging your prayers: for this reason then ye shall receive greater judgement.

43 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye have shut the kingdom of God before men.

44 Arabic Woe unto you that know the law! for ye concealed the keys of know- p. 153 ledge: ye enter not, and those that are entering ye suffer not to enter.

45 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because[7] ye compass land and sea to draw s one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him a son of hell twice as much[9] as yourselves.

46 Woe unto you, ye blind! guides! because ye say, Whosoever sweareth by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gold that is in the temple, 47 shall be condemned.[10] Ye blind foolish ones: which is greater, the gold, or the 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.[10] 49 Ye blind foolish ones: which is greater, the offering, or the altar which sanctifieth 50 the offering? Whosoever then sweareth by the altar, hath sworn by it, and by all 51 that is upon it. And whosoever sweareth by the temple, hath sworn by it, and by 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.

53 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! 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, and 54 not to leave that undone. Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow n camels.

55 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye cleanse the outside

Lk. 17, 21.

Lk. 21, 37.

Lk. 21, 31,5.

Mt. 23, 1. Mt. 23, 2. Mt. 23, 3. Mt. 23, 4. Mt. 23, 5a.

Mk. 12, 37b. Mk. 12, 38. Mk. 12, 39.

Mt. 23, 5b.

Mt. 23, 7b.

Mk. 12, 40.

Mt. 23, 8. Mt. 23, 9. Mt. 23, 10. Mt. 23, 11. Mt. 23, 12.

Lk. 11, 43.

Mt. 23, 14.

Mt. 23, 13a.

Lk. 11, 52a.

Mt. 23, 13b.

Mt. 23, 15. Mt. 23, 16. Mt. 23, 17. Mt. 23, 18. Mt. 23, 19. Mt. 23, 20. Mt. 23, 21. Mt. 23, 22. Mt. 23, 23. Mt. 23, 24. Mt. 23, 25.

40 of the cup and of the platter, while the inside of them is full of injustice and wrong. 56 Ye blind Pharisees, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, then shall the outside of them be cleansed.

57 Arabic, Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye resem- p. 154 ble whited sepulchres, which appear[1] from the outside beautiful, but within 58 full of the bones of the dead, and all uncleanness. So ye also from without appear unto men like the righteous, but within ye are full of wrong and hypocrisy.

59 One of the scribes answered and said unto him, Teacher, in this saying of thine 60 thou art casting a slur on us. He said, And to you also, ye scribes, woe! for ye lade men with heavy burdens, and ye with one of your fingers come not near[2] those burdens.

61 Woe 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, 62 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers 63 with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore, behold, ye witness against 64 yourselves, that ye are the children of those that slew the prophets. And ye also, 65 ye fill up the measure[3] of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye children of vipers, where shall ye flee from the judgement of Gehenna?

Mt. 23, 26. Mt. 23, 27. Mt. 23, 28.

Lk. 11, 45. Lk. 11, 46.

Mt. 23, 29a. Mt. 23, 29b. Mt. 23, 30. Mt. 23, 31. Mt. 23, 32. Mt. 23, 33.

SECTION XLI.

41 1 Therefore, 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 persecute[4] from city to 2 city: 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 temple[6] and the altar. 3 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation,[7]

4 Arabic, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, slayer of the prophets, and stoner of them that p. 155 are sent unto her! how many times did I wish to gather thy children, as 5 a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Your house shall 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. 7 And many of the rulers also believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they 8 were not confessing him, lest they be put s out of the synagogue: and they loved 9 the praise of men more than the praising of God. And Jesus cried and said, 10 Whosoever believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent me. And 11 whosoever seeth me hath seen him that sent me. I am come a light[9] into the 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 came 13 not to judge the world, but to give the world life.[10] Whosoever wrongeth[11] me, and receiveth not my sayings, there is one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, it 14 shall judge him at the last day. I from myself did not speak: but the Father which sent me, he hath given me commandment,[12] what I should say, and what I 15 should speak; and I know that his commandment[12] is eternal life. The things that I say now, as my Father hath said unto me, even so I say.

16 And when he said that unto them, the scribes and Pharisees began their evil-doing, being angry with him, and finding fault with his sayings, and harassing[13] him 17 in many things; seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might be able to calumniate him.

18 And when there gathered together myriads of great multitudes, which almost trode

Mt. 23, 34. Mt. 23, 35. Mt. 23, 36. Mt. 23, 37. Mt. 23, 38. Mt. 23, 39.

Jo. 12, 42. Jo. 12, 43.

Jo. 12, 45. Jo. 12, 46. Jo. 12, 47. Jo. 12, 48. Jo. 12, 49. Jo. 12, 50.

Lk. 11, 53. Lk. 11, 54.

Lk. 12, 1.

41 Arabic, one upon another, Jesus began to say unto his disciples, Preserve yourselves 19 p. 156 from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing 20 concealed, that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. 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.

21, 22 This said Jesus, and he went and hid himself from them. But notwithstanding 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?

24 And for this reason it is not possible for them to believe, because Isaiah also said,

25 They 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.

26 This said Isaiah when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

27 And when Jesus went out of the temple, certain of his disciples came forward 28 to shew[1] 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 that 29 it was adorned with noble stones and beautiful colours. Jesus answered and said 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.

31 And two days before[3] the passover of unleavened bread, the chief priests and 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.

33 And when Jesus sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, his disciples, Simon Cephas and James and John and Andrew, came forward unto him, and said unto him 34 between themselves and him, Teacher, tell us when that shall be, and what is the sign 35 Arabic, of thy coming and the end of the world. Jesus answered and said unto them, p. 157 Days will come, when ye shall long to see one of the days of the Son of 36, 37 man, and shall not behold. Take heed lest any man lead you astray. Many shall 38 come in my name, and say, I am the Messiah; and they shall say, The time is come 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, be[5] not agitated: for these things must 40 first be; only the end is not yet come. Nation shall rise against nation, and king- 41 dom 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 that[6] shall appear from heaven, and there shall be great 42, 43 storms. All these things are the beginning of travail. But before all of that, they shall lay hands upon you, and persecute you, and deliver you unto the synagogues 44 and into prisons, and bring you before kings and judges for my name's sake. And 45 that shall be unto you for a witness. But first must my gospel be preached unto all 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 ye 47, 48 shall say: because it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit. Lay it to your heart, not 49 Arabic, to be anxious before the time what ye shah say: and I shall[7] give you under- p. 158 standing and wisdom,s which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay. 50 And then shall they deliver you unto constraint, and shall kill you: and ye shall be 51 hated of all nations because of my name. And then shall many go astray,[9] and they 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 shall 53, 54 slay some of you. But a lock of hair from your heads shall not perish. And by 55 your patience ye shall gain[10] your souls. And many men,[11] false prophets, shall arise, 56 and lead many astray. And because of the abounding of iniquity, the love of many

Lk. 12, 2. Lk. 12, 3.

Jo. 12, 36b. Jo. 12, 37. Jo. 12, 38. Jo. 12, 39. Jo. 12, 40. Jo. 12, 41.

Mt. 24, 1.

Mk. 13, 1b.

Lk. 21, 5b.

Mt. 24, 2a.

Lk. 19, 43a. Lk. 19, 44b.[2]

Mk. 14, 1. Mk. 14, 2.

Mk. 13, 3.

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, 7b.

Lk. 21, 9b.

Mt. 24, 7a.

Lk. 21. 11.

Mt. 24, 8.

Lk. 21, 12. Lk. 21, 13.

Mk. 13, 10.

Lk. 12, 11.

Mk. 13, 11b.

Lk. 21, 14. Lk. 21, 15.

Mt. 24, 9.

Mt. 24, 30.

Lk. 21, 16.

Lk. 21, 18. Lk. 21, 19.

Mt, 24, 11. Mt. 24, 12.

41 57 shall wax cold. But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. And 58 this, the[1] 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.

Mt. 24, 13. Mt. 24, 14.

SECTION XLII.

42 1 But when ye see Jerusalem with the army compassing it about, then know that 2 its desolation is come near. Those then that are in Judaea at that time shall flee to the mountain; and those that are within her shall flee; and those that are in the 3 villages shall not enter her. For these days are the days of vengeance, that all that 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, 5,6 and then he that is in Judaea shall flee in to the mountain: and let him that is on the 7 roof not go down, nor enter in to take anything from his house: and let him that is in 8 Arabic, the field not turn behind him to take his garment. Woe to them that are p. 159 with child and to them that give suck in those days! there shall be great 9 distress in the land, and wrath against this nation. 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.

10 Then if any man say unto you, The Messiah is here; or, Lo, he is there; believe 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 they 12 be able. But as for you, beware: for I have acquainted you with everything 13 beforehand. If then they say unto you, Lo, he is in the desert; go not out, lest ye 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 the 15 coming of the Son of man. But first he must suffer much and be rejected by this 16 generation.[4] Pray therefore that your flight be not in winter, nor on a sabbath: 17 there shall be then great tribulation,[5] the like of which there hath not been from the 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, 19 he shortened those days. And there shall be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and upon the earth affliction[5] of the nations, and rubbing of hands for the con- 20 Arabic. fusion[6] of the noise of the sea, and an earthquake: the souls of men shall 21 p. 160 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 powers 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, and look unto the Son 23 of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and much glory. And he shall send his angels with the great trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the four 24 winds, from one end of heaven to the other.[7] But when these things begin to be, be of good cheer, and lift up your heads; for your salvation [8] is come near.

25 Learn the example of the fig tree: when it letteth down its branches,[9] and put- 26 teth 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 the 27 door. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, until all these 28 things shall be. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my sayings shall not pass away.

29 Take 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

Lk. 21, 20. Lk. 21, 21. Lk. 21, 22.

Mt. 24, 15. Mt. 24, 16.

Mk. 13, 15. Mk. 13, 16.

Lk. 21, 23. Lk. 21, 24.

Mk. 13, 21.

Mt. 24, 24.

Mk. 13, 23.

Mt. 24, 26.

Mt. 24, 17.

Lk. 17, 25.

Mt. 24, 20. Mt. 24, 21.

Mk. 13, 20.

Lk. 21, 25. Lk. 21, 26a.

Mk. 13, 24a.

Mt. 24, 29. Mt. 24, 30. Mt. 24, 31.

Lk. 21, 28.

Mt. 24, 32. Mt. 24, 33. Mt. 24, 34. Mt. 24, 35.

Lk. 21, 34.

14 30 upon you suddenly: for it is as a shock that shocks all the inhabitants that are on the 31 face of the whole earth. Watch at all times, and pray, that ye may be worthy to escape Arabic. from all the things that are to be, and that ye may stand before the Son of 32 p. 161 man. Of that day and of that hour hath no man learned, not even the angels 33 of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. See ye, and watch and pray: for ye know 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, and appointed every man to his work, and 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, or when the 36 cock croweth, or in the morning; lest he come unexpectedly, and find you sleeping. 37 The thing that I say unto you, unto all of you do I say it, Be ye watchful.

38 For as it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be. 39 As they were before the flood eating and drinking, and taking wives, and giving 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 man 41 be. And as it was in the days of Lot; they were eating and drinking, and selling 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 them 43, 44 all: so shall it be in the day in which the Son of man is revealed.[2] And in that day, whosoever is on the roof, and his garments[3] in the house, let him not go down to 45 take them: and he that is in the field shall not turn behind him. Remember Lot's 46 wife. Whosoever shall desire to save his life shall destroy it: but whosoever shall 47 destroy his life shall save it. Verily I say unto you, In that night there shall be two on 48 Arabic, one bed; one shall be taken, and another left. And two women shall be grind- 49 p. 162 ing at one mill; one shall be taken, and another left. And two shall be in the 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 eagles 51, 52 gather. Be attentive now: for ye know not at what hour your Lord cometh. 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 be 53 broken through. Therefore be ye also ready: for in the hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Lk. 21, 35. Lk. 21, 36.

Mk. 13, 32. Mk. 13, 33. Mk. 13, 34. Mk. 13, 35. Mk. 13, 36. Mk. 13, 37.

Mt. 24, 37. Mt. 24, 38. Mt. 24, 39.

Lk. 17, 28. Lk. 17, 29. Lk. 17, 30. Lk. 17, 31. Lk. 17, 32. Lk. 17, 33. Lk. 17, 34. Lk. 17, 35. Lk. 17, 36. Lk. 17, 37.

Mt. 24, 42. Mt. 24, 43. Mt. 24, 44.

SECTION XLIII.

43 1 Simon Cephas said unto him, Our Lord, is it to us that thou hast spoken this 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 his 3 household, to give them their food in its season? Blessed is that servant, whom his 4 lord shall come and find having done so. Verily I say unto you, He will set him 5 over all that he hath. But if that evil servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his 6 coming; and shall begin to beat his servants and the maidservants of his lord, and 7 shall begin to eat and to drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant shall come 8 in the day that he thinketh not, and in the hour that he knoweth not, and shall Arabic, judge him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites, and with those that p. 163 are not faithful: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

9 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like unto ten virgins, those that took their 10 lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom and the bride. Five of them were 11 wise, and five foolish. And those foolish ones took their lamps, and took not with 12, 13 them oil: but those wise ones took oil in vessels along with their lamps. When then 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 to 5, 16 meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and made ready their lamps. The foolish 17 said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But those wise answered and said, Perhaps[7] there will not be enough for us and you: but go ye to

Lk. 12, 41. Lk. 12, 42a.[4]

Mt. 24, 45. Mt. 24, 46.

Lk. 12, 44a.

Mt. 24, 47b. Mt. 24, 48.

Lk. 12, 45b.

Mt. 24, 49b. Mt. 24, 50. Mt. 24, 51a.

Lk. 12, 46b.

Mt. 24, 51b.

Mt. 25, 1. Mt. 25, 2. Mt. 25, 3. Mt. 25, 4. Mt. 25, 5. Mt. 25, 6. Mt. 25, 7. Mt. 25, 8. Mt. 25, 9.

43 18 the sellers, and buy for yourselves. And when they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and those that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and 19 the door was shut. And at last those other virgins also came and said, Our Lord, 20 our Lord, open unto us. He answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, 21 I know you not. Watch then, for ye know not that day nor that hour.

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

39, 40 Your loins shall be girded, and your lamps lit; and ye shall be like the people that are looking for their lord, when he shall return from the feast; so that, when 41 he cometh and knocketh, they may at once open unto him. 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 through[4] them and serve 42 them. And if he come in the second watch, or the third, and find thus, blessed are those servants.

43 But when the Son of man cometh in his glory, and all his pure angels with him, 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 separateth 45 the sheep from the goats; and will set[5] the sheep on his right, and the goats on his 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 foundations[6] of the world: 47 I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; and I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; and I 48 was a stranger, and ye took me in; and I was naked, and ye clothed me; and I 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? 50 or thirsty, and gave thee to drink? And when saw we thee a stranger, and took 51 thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? And when saw we thee sick, or imprisoned, and 52 cared for thee? The King shall answer an d say[7] unto them, Verily I say unto you, What Arabic, ye did to one of these my brethren, the little ones, ye did unto me. Then 53 p. 166 shall he say unto those that are on his left also, Depart from me, ye cursed, 54 into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his hosts: I hungered, and ye fed me 55 not; and I thirsted, and ye did not give me to drink; and I was a stranger, and ye

Mt. 25, 10. Mt. 25, 11. Mt. 25, 12. Mt. 25, 13. Mt. 25, 14. Mt. 25, 15. Mt. 25, 16. Mt. 25, 17. Mt. 25, 18. Mt. 25, 19. Mt. 25, 20. Mt. 25, 21. Mt. 25, 22. Mt. 25, 23. Mt. 25, 24. Mt. 25, 25. Mt. 25, 26. Mt. 25, 27. Mt. 25, 28. Mt. 25, 29. Mt. 25, 30.

Lk. 12, 35. Lk. 12, 36. Lk. 12, 37. Lk. 12, 38.

Mt. 25, 31. Mt. 25, 32. Mt. 25, 33. Mt. 25, 34. Mt. 25, 35. Mt. 25, 36. Mt. 25, 37. Mt. 25, 38. Mt. 25, 39. Mt. 25, 40. Mt. 25, 41. Mt. 25, 42. Mt. 25, 43.

43 took me not in; and I was naked, and ye clothed me not; and I was sick, and im- 56 prisoned, and ye visited me not. Then shall those also answer and say, Our Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or naked, or a stranger, or sick, or im- 57 prisoned, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, When ye did it not unto one of these little ones, ye did it not 58 unto me also. And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.

Mt. 25, 44. Mt. 25, 45. Mt. 25, 46.

SECTION XLIV.

44 1, 2 And when Jesus[1] 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 be 3 crucified. Then gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders 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, and 5 kill him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest there take place a disturbance among the people; for they feared the people.

6 And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, who was of the number 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, What 8 Arabic, would ye pay me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they, when they p. 167 heard it, were pleased, and made ready[2] for him thirty pieces of money.[3] 9 And he promised[4] them, and from that time he sought an opportunity[5] that he might deliver unto them Jesus without the multitude. And on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, and said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and make ready for thee that thou mayest eat the passover?

11 And before the feast of the passover, Jesus knew that the hour was arrived for his departure from this world unto his Father; and he loved his own in this world, 12 and to the last he loved them. And at the time of the feast, Satan put into the 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 came 14 forth from the Father, and goeth unto God, rose from supper, and laid aside his 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 where- 16 with his waist was girded. And when he came to Simon Cephas, Simon said unto 17 him, Dost thou, my Lord, wash for me my feet? Jesus answered and said unto 18 him, What I do, now thou knowest not; but afterwards thou shall learn. Simon said unto him, Thou shalt never wash for me my feet. Jesus said unto him, If I 19 wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Cephas said unto him, Then, my 20 Lord, wash not for me my feet alone, but my hands also and my head. Jesus said unto him, He that batheth[6] needeth not to wash save his feet, whereas his whole 21 body is clean: and ye also are clean, but not all of you. For Jesus knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

22 Arabic. So when he had washed their feet, he took his garments, and sat down, and 23 p. 168 said unto them, Know ye what I have done unto you? Ye call me, Master, 24 and, Lord: and ye say well; so I am. If then I, 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! 25 This have I given you as an example, that as I have done to you so ye should do 26 also. Verily, verily, I say unto you, No servant is greater than his lord; nor an 27 apostle greater than he that sent him. If ye know that, ye are happy if ye do it. 28 My saying this[7] 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

Mt. 26, 1. Mt. 26, 2. Mt. 26, 3. Mt. 26, 4. Mt. 26, 5.

Lk. 22, 2b. Lk. 22, 3. Lk. 22, 4a.

Mt. 26, 15a.

Mk. 14, 11a.

Mt. 26, 15b.

Lk. 22, 6.

Mk. 14, 12.

Jo. 13, 1. Jo. 13, 2. Jo. 13, 3. Jo. 13, 4. Jo. 13, 5. Jo. 13, 6. Jo. 13, 7. Jo. 13, 8.

Jo. 13, 9. Jo. 13, 10. Jo. 13, 11. Jo. 13, 12. Jo. 13, 13. Jo. 13, 14. Jo. 13, 15. Jo. 13, 16. Jo. 13, 17. Jo. 13, 18.

44 29 heel. Henceforth I say unto you before it come to pass, that, when it cometh to 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.

31 Who is the great one, he that sitteth, or he that serveth? is it not he that sitteth? 32 I am among you as he that serveth. But ye are they that have continued with me 33 in my temptations; I promise[1] you, as my Father promised[1] me, the kingdom, that ye may eat and drink at the table of my kingdom.

34 And the first day[2] came, the feast of unleavened bread, on which the Jews were 35 wont[3] to sacrifice[4] 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. 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, say 38 to such an one, the master of the house, Our Master saith, My time is come, and Arabic, at thy house I keep the passover. Where then is the lodging-place where 39 p. 169 I shall eat with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room 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.

41 And when the evening was come, and the time arrived, Jesus came and reclined, 42 and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have 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.

44 Jesus said that, and was agitated s in his spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, 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 of 46 them, Can it be 1, Lord? He answered and said unto them, One of the twelve, 47 he that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, will betray me. And Io, the hand of 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 it 49 would have been better for that man had he not been born. And the disciples 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.

Jo. 13, 19. Jo. 13, 20.

Lk. 22, 27. Lk. 22, 28. Lk. 22, 29. Lk. 22, 30.

Lk. 22, 7. Lk. 22, 8. 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.

Lk. 22, 14. Lk. 22, 15. Lk. 22, 16.

Jo 13, 21a.

Mk. 14, 18b. Mk. 14, 19. Mk. 14, 20.

Lk. 22, 21.

Mk. 14, 21.

Jo. 13, 22.

Lk. 22, 23.

SECTION XLV.

45 1, 2 Arabic,And one of his disciples was sitting[6] in his bosom, he whom Jesus loved. p. 170 To him Simon Cephas beckoned, that he should ask him who this was, con- 3 cerning whom he spake. And that disciple leaned[7] on Jesus' breast, and said unto him, 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. 5 And after the bread, Satan entered him. And Jesus said unto him, What thou 6 desirest to do, hasten the doing of it. And no man of them that sat knew why he 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 pay 8 something to the poor. Judas the betrayer answered and said, Can it be I, my 9 Master? Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said. And Judas took the bread straightway, and went forth without: and it was still night.

10 And Jesus said, Now is the Son of man being glorified,[8] and God is being glorified[8] 11 in him; and if God is glorified in him, God also will glorify him in him, and straightway will glorify him. 12 And while they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and divided; and he

Jo. 13, 23. Jo. 13, 24. Jo. 13, 25. Jo. 13, 26. Jo. 13, 27. Jo. 13, 28. Jo. 13, 29.

Mt. 26, 25.

Jo. 13, 30. Jo. 13, 31. Jo. 13, 32.

Mk. 14, 22a.

Mt. 26, 26b.

45 13 gave to his disciples, and said unto them, Take and eat; this is my body. And he Arabic, took a cup, and gave thanks, and blessed, and gave them, and said, Take 14, 15 p. 171 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 the 16 forgiveness of sins. I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this, the juice of the vine, until the day in which I drink(1) with you new wine in the kingdom of 17 God. And thus do ye in remembrance of me. And Jesus said unto Simon, Simon, 18 behold, Satan asketh that he may sift you like wheat: but I entreat(2) for thee, that thou lose not thy faith:(3) and do thou, at some time, turn(4) and strengthen thy brethren. My children, another little while am I with you. And ye shall seek me: and as 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 loved 21 you, so shall ye also love one another. By this shall every man know that ye are 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 shall come.

23 Then said Jesus unto them, Ye all shall desert(5) me this night:(6) it is written, I 24 will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered. But after my 25 rising, I shall go before you into Galilee. Simon Cephas answered and said unto 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. 27 Arabic, Jesus said unto him, Wilt thou give up thy life for me? Verily, verily, p. 172 I say unto thee, Thou shall to-day, during this night, before the cock crow 28 twice, three times deny me, that thou knowest me not. But Cephas said the more,(7) Even if it lead to(8) death with thee, I shall not deny thee, my Lord. And in like manner said all the disciples also.

Then Jesus said unto them, Let not your hearts be troubled:(9) believe in God, 30 and believe in me. The stations(10) in my Father's house are many, else I should 31 have told(11) you. I(12) 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, there ye 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 for 34 us to the knowledge of that?(14) Jesus said unto him, I am the way, and the truth, 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 know(15) him, 36 and have seen him. Philip(16) said unto him, Our Lord, shew us the Father, and it suf- 37 ficeth us. Jesus said unto him, Have I been all this time with you, and dost thou not know(17) me, Philip?(18) whosoever hath seen me hath seen the Father; how then sayest 38 thou, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in my Father, and my Father in me? and the saying that I say, I say not of myself: but my Father who dwelleth in 39 me, he doeth these deeds. Believe that I am in my Father, and my Father in me: 40 Arabic, or else believe for the sake of the deeds. Verily, verily, I say unto you, p. 173 Whosoever believeth in me, the deeds that I do shall he do also; and 41 more than that shall he do: I go unto the Father. And what ye shall ask in my 42 name, I shall do unto you, that the Father may be glorified in his Son. And if ye 43, 44 ask me is 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 he 45 may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it hath not seen him, nor known him: but ye know him; for he hath dwelt(19)

Mk. 14, 23a.

Mt. 26, 27b.

Mk. 14, 23b. Mk. 14, 24a.

Mt. 26, 28. Mt. 26, 29.

Lk. 22, 19b.

Lk. 22, 31. Lk. 22, 32.

Jo. 13, 33. Jo. 13, 34. Jo. 13, 35. Jo. 13, 36.

Mt. 26, 31. Mt. 26, 32. Mt. 26, 33.

Lk. 22, 33b.

Jo. 13, 37b. Jo. 13, 38a.

Mk. 14, 30b.

Lk. 22, 34b.

Mk. 14, 31.

Jo. 14, 1. Jo. 14, 2. Jo. 14, 3. Jo. 14, 4. Jo. 14, 5. Jo. 14, 6. Jo. 14, 7. Jo. 14, 8. Jo. 14, 9. Jo. 14, 10. Jo. 14, 11 Jo. 14, 12. Jo. 14, 13. Jo. 14, 14. Jo. 14, 15. Jo. 14, 16. Jo. 14, 17.

45 46 with you, and is in you. I will not leave you orphans: I will come unto you. 47 Another little while, and the world seeth me not; but ye see me that I live, and ye 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.

Jo. 14, 18. Jo. 14, 19. Jo. 14, 20.

SECTION XLVI.

46 1 Whosoever 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 will 2 shew myself unto him. Judas (not Iscariot) said unto him, My Lord, what is the 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 our(1) abode with him. 4 But he that loveth me not keepeth not my word: and this word that ye hear is not my word, but the Father's which sent me.

5, 6 This have I spoken unto you, while I was yet with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, and 7 Arabic, he will bring to your remembrance all that I say unto you. Peace I leave you; p. 174 my peace I give unto you: and not as this world giveth, give I unto you. 8 Let your heart not be troubled,(2) nor fearful. Ye heard that I said unto you, that I go away, and come unto you. If(3) ye loved me, ye would rejoice, that I go away to my 9 Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I say unto you before it come 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 in 11 me: but that the world may know that I love my Father, and as my Father charged me, so I do.

12 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purses, or wallets, and shoes,(4) 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 a 14 sword. I say unto you, that this scripture also must be fulfilled in me, that I should be reckoned(5) with the transgressors: for all that is said of me is fulfilled in 15 me. His disciples said unto him, Our Lord, lo, here are two swords. He said 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.

17 And he said unto them, I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 18 Every branch that produceth not fruit in me, he taketh it: and that which giveth fruit, 19 he cleanseth it, that it may give much fruit. Ye are already clean because of the word 20 that I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. And as the branch of the Arabic, vine cannot produce fruit of itself, if it be not abiding in the vine; so too ye 21 p. 175 also, if ye abide not in me. I am the vine, and ye are the branches: He then that abideth in me, and I in him, he giveth much fruit: for without me ye can- 22 not do anything. And if a man abide not in me, he is cast without, like a withered 23 branch; and it is gathered, and cast(6) 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 be 24 done unto you. And herein is the Father glorified, that ye may give much fruit; 25 and ye shall be my disciples. And as my Father loved me, I loved you also: 26 abide in my love. If ye keep my commands, ye shall abide in my love; as I have 27 kept my Father's commands, and abode in his love. I have spoken that unto you, 28 that my joy(7) may be in you, and your joy(7) be fulfilled. This is my commandment, 29 that ye love one another, as I loved you. And no love is greater than this, namely, 30 that a man should give his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do all that 31 I command you. I call you not now servants; for the servant knoweth not what

Jo. 14, 21. Jo. 14, 22. Jo. 14, 23. Jo. 14, 24. Jo. 14, 25. Jo 14, 26. Jo. 14, 27. Jo. 14, 28. Jo. 14, 29. Jo. 14, 30. Jo. 14, 31a.

Lk. 22, 35. Lk. 22, 36. Lk. 22, 37. Lk. 22, 38.

Jo. 14, 31b.

Lk. 22, 39.

Jo. 15, 1. Jo. 15, 2. Jo. 15, 3. Jo, 15, 4. Jo. 15, 5. Jo. 15, 6. Jo. 15, 7. Jo. 15, 8. Jo. 15, 9. Jo. 15, 10. Jo. 15, 11. Jo. 15, 12. Jo. 15, 13. Jo. 15, 14. Jo. 15, 15.

46 his lord doeth: my friends have I now called you; for everything that I heard from 32 my Father I have made known unto you. Ye did not choose(1) me, but I chose I you, and appointed you, that ye also should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should(2) 33 abide; and that all that ye shall ask my Father in my name, he may(2) give you. This 34 I command(3) you, that ye love one another. And if the world hate you, know that 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 world 36 Arabic, hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, that no servant is p. 176 greater than his lord. And if they persecuted(4) me, you also will they 37 persecute;(4) and if they kept my word, your word also will they keep. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, for they have not known(5) him 38 that sent me. And if I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: 39 but now they have no excuse for their sins. Whosoever hateth me, also hateth my 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 Father 41 also: that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me for 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 of 43 me: and ye also bear witness, because from the beginning ye have been with me.

44, 45 I have said that unto you, that ye may not stumble.(6) And they shall put you out of their synagogues: and there cometh an(7) hour when every one that killeth 46 you shall think that he hath offered unto God an offering. And they will do that, 47 because they do not know me, nor my Father. I have said that unto you, so that 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. But(8) now I go unto him that sent me; and no 49 man of you asketh me whither I go. I have said that unto you now, and grief hath 50 come and taken possession of your hems. But I say the truth unto you; It is better(9) for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Paraclete will not come unto you; 51 Arabic, but if I go away, I will send him unto you. And when he cometh, he p. 177 will reprove the world for sin, and for righteousness, and for judgement: 52, 53 for sin, because they have not believed in me; and for righteousness, because I go 54 to my Father; and for judgement, because(10) the Archon of this world hath been 55 judged. And further have I many things to speak unto you, but ye cannot tarry(11) 56 now. Howbeit(12) when the Spirit of truth is come, he will remind(13) you of all the truth: he will say nothing from himself; but everything that he heareth, that shall 57 he say: and he shall make known unto you the things that are to be. And he shall 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 taketh(14) of mine, and shall shew(14) you.

Jo. 15, 16. Jo. 15, 17. Jo. 15. 18. Jo. 15, 19. Jo. 15, 20. Jo. 15, 21. Jo. 15, 22. Jo. 15, 23. Jo. 15, 24. Jo. 15, 25. Jo. 15, 26. Jo. 15, 27.

Jo. 16, 1 Jo. 16, 2. Jo. 16, 3. Jo. 16, 4. Jo. 16, 5.8 Jo. 16, 6. Jo. 16, 7. Jo. 16, 8. Jo. 16, 9 Jo. 16, 10. Jo. 16, 11. Jo. 16, 12. Jo. 16, 13. Jo. 16, 14. Jo. 16, 15.

SECTION XLVII.

47 1 A little while, and ye shall not behold me; and a little while again, and ye shall 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 my Father? And they said, What is this little while that he hath said? We know not 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 shall behold me? Verily, verily,(15) I say unto you, that ye shall weep and grieve, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your grief shall turn(16) to joy.

Jo. 16, 16. Jo. 16, 17. Jo. 16, 18. Jo. 16, 19. Jo. 16, 20.

47 6 For, a woman when the time is come for her that she should bring forth, 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 the 7 world. And ye now also grieve: but I shall see you, and your hearts shall rejoice, 8 Arabic, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me p. 178 nothing. And verily, verily,[1] I say unto you, All that ye ask my Father 9 in my name, he will give you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be complete.

10 I have spoken unto you now in aenigmas:[2] but there will come an hour when a I shall not speak to you in aenigmas,[2] but shall reveal unto you the Father plainly, 11 in that day when[4] ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I shall 12 entreat the Father for you; for the Father loveth you, because ye have loved me, 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. 14 His disciples said unto him, Lo, thy speech is now plain, and thou hast not said one 15 thing in an aenigma. Now, lo, we know that thou knowest everything, and needest not that any man should ask thee: and by this we believe that thou camest forth 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 me 18 alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 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.

19 This said Jesus, and lifted up his eyes unto heaven, and said, My Father, the hour 20 is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that all that thou hast given him, he might give them[5] eternal life. And this is eternal life, that they should[6] know that thou alone art true God, and that he 22 Arabic, whom thou didst send is Jesus the Messiah.[7] I glorified thee in the earth, 23 P. 179 and the work which thou gavest me to do I have accomplished. And now glorify thou me, O Father, beside thee, with that glory which I had with thee 24 before the world was. I made known thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept 25, 26 thy word. Now they[8] 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. 27 And I ask for their sake: and my asking is not for the world, but for those whom 28 thou hast given me; for they are thine: and all that is mine is thine, and all that is 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. My[9] holy Father, keep them in thy 30 name which[10] thou hast given unto me, that they may be one, as we are. 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; that 31 the scripture might be fulfilled. Now I come to thee: and this I say in the world, 32 that my joy may be complete in them. I have given them thy word; and the world 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, but that thou keep them from the 34, 35 evil one. They were not of the world, as I was not of the world. O Father, sanctify 36 them in thy truth: for thy word is truth. And as thou didst send me into the world, I 37 Arabic, also send them into the world. And for their sake I sanctify myself, that they 38 P. 180 also may be sanctified in the truth. Neither for these alone do I ask, but for 39 the sake of them that believe in me through their word; that they may be all one;

Jo. 16, 21. Jo. 16, 22. Jo. 16, 23. Jo. 16, 24. Jo. 16, 25. Jo. 16, 26. Jo. 16, 27. Jo. 16, 28. Jo. 16, 29. Jo. 16, 30. Jo. 16, 31. Jo. 16, 32. Jo. 16, 33.

Jo. 17 ,1. Jo. 17, 2. Jo. 17, 3. Jo. 17, 4. Jo. 17, 5. Jo. 17, 6. Jo. 17, 7. Jo. 17, 8. Jo. 17, 9. Jo. 17, 10. Jo. 17, 11. Jo. 17, 12. Jo. 17, 13. Jo. 17, 14. Jo. 17, 15. Jo. 17, 16. Jo. 17, 17. Jo. 17, 18. Jo. 17, 19. Jo. 17. 20. Jo. 17, 21.

47 as thou art in me, and I in thee, and so they also shall be one in us: that the world 40 may believe that thou didst send me. And the glory which thou hast given unto 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 into[1] one; and that the world may know that 42 thou didst send me, and that I[2] loved them, as thou lovedst me. Father, 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 before 43 the foundation[3] of the world. My righteous Father,[4] and the world knew thee not, 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 shall[5] be in them.

Jo. 17, 22. Jo. 17, 23. Jo. 17, 24 Jo. 17, 25. Jo. 17, 26.

SECTION XLVIII.

48 1 This said Jesus, and went forth with his disciples to a place which was called Gethsemane,[6] on[7] the side that is in the plain[8] of Kidron, the mountain,[9] the place 2 in which was a garden; and he entered thither, he and his disciples. And Judas the 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; 4, 5 Arabic, and pray ye, that ye enter not into temptations. And he took with him p. 181 Cephas and the sons of Zebedee together, James and John; and he began to 6 look sorrowful, and to be anxious. And he said unto them, My soul is distressed unto 7 death: abide ye here, and watch with me. And he withdrew from them a little, 8 the space of a stone's throw; and he kneeled,[10] and fell on his face, and prayed, so 9 that, if it were possible, this hour might pass[11] 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, 10 but let thy will be done. And he came to his disciples, and found them sleeping; 11 and he said unto Cephas, Simon, didst thou sleep? Could ye thus not for one hour 12 watch with me? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptations: the spirit is 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 to[13] this cup that it pass, 14 except I drink it, thy will be done. And he returned again, and found his disciples sleeping, for their eyes were heavy from their grief and anxiety; and they knew not 15 what to say to him. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed a third 16 time, and said the very same word. And there appeared unto him an angel from 17 heaven, encouraging him. And being afraid[14] he prayed continuously:[15] and his sweat[16] Arabic, became like a stream of blood, and fell on the ground. Then he rose from 19 p. 182 his prayer, and came to his disciples, and found them sleeping. And he 20 said unto them, Sleep now, and rest: the end hath arrived,[16] and the hour hath come; 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.

22 And while he was still speaking, came Judas the betrayer, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude carrying lanterns and torches[18] and swords and staves, from the chief priests and scribes and eiders of the people, and with him the foot- 23 soldiers of the Romans.[19] And Judas the betrayer gave them a sign, and said, He whom I shall kiss, he is he: take him with care,[20] and lead him away.[21]

Jo. 18, 1. Jo. 18, 2.

Lk. 22, 40a.

Mt. 26, 36b.

Lk. 22, 40b.

Mt. 26, 37. 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.

Mt. 14, 38b.

Mt. 26, 42.

Mk. 14, 40.

Mt. 26, 44.

Lk. 22, 43. Lk. 22, 44. Lk. 22, 45a. Lk. 22, 46.

Mt. 26, 45b.

Mk. 14, 41b.

Mt. 26, 46b. Mt. 26, 47. Mt. 26, 48.

Mk. 14, 44b.

48 24 And Jesus, because he knew everything that should come upon him, went forth 25 unto them. And immediately Judas the betrayer came to Jesus, and said, Peace, 26 my Master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him, Judas, with a kiss betrayest 27 thou the Son of man? Was it for that thou camest, my friend? And Jesus said 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 standing 29 with them. And when Jesus said unto them, I am he, they retreated backward, and 30 fell to the ground. And Jesus asked them again, Whom seek ye? They answered, 31 Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said unto them, I told you that I am he: and if ye seek 32 me, let these go away: that the word might be fulfilled which he spake, Of those 33 Arabic whom thou hast given me I lost not even one. Then came those that were p. 183 with Judas, and seized Jesus, and took him.

34 And when his disciples saw what happened, they said, Our Lord, shall we smite 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 ser- 36 vant was Malchus. Jesus said unto Cephas, The cup which my Father hath given 37 me, shall I not drink it? Put the sword into its sheath: for all that take with[1] the 38 sword shall die by the sword. Thinkest[2] thou that I am not able to ask of my 39 Father, and he shall now raise up for me more than[3] twelve tribes of angels? Then 40 how should the scriptures which were spoken be fulfilled, that thus it must be? Your 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 in 42 the temple sitting teaching, and ye took me not: but this is your hour, and the power 43 of darkness. And that was, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. 44 Then the disciples all left him, and fled. And the footsoldiers and the officers 45 and the soldiers[5] of the Jews seized Jesus, and came. And a certain[6] young man 46 followed him, and he was wrapped in a towel, naked: and they seized him; so he 47 Arabic, left the towel, and fled naked. Then they took Jesus, and bound him, and p. 184 brought him to Annas first; because he was the father in law of Caiaphas, 48 who was chief priest that year. And Caiaphas was he that counselled the Jews, that it was necessary that one man should die instead of the people.

49 And Simon Cephas and one of the other disciples followed Jesus. And the chief 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, 51 went out and spake unto her that kept the door, and she brought Simon in. 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 the 52 Nazarene? But he denied, and said, Woman, I know him not, neither know I even 53 what thou sayest. And the servants and the soldiers rose, and made a fire in the 54 middle of the court, that they might warm themselves; for it was cold. And when 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.

Jo. 18, 4a.

Mt. 26, 49. Mt. 26, 50a.

Lk. 22, 48b.

Mt. 26, 50b.

Lk. 22, 52a, c.

Jo. 18, 5. Jo. 18, 6. Jo. 18, 7. Jo. 18, 8. Jo. 18, 9.

Mt. 26, 50c.

Lk. 22, 49.

Jo. 18, 10. Jo. 18, 11a. Jo. 18, 11c.

Mt. 26, 53. Mt. 26, 54.

Lk. 22, 51b.

Mt. 26, 55.

Lk. 22, 53b.

Mt. 26, 56.

Jo. 18, 12a.

Mk. 14, 51. Mk. 14, 52.

Jo. 18, 12b. Jo, 18, 13. Jo. 18, 14. Jo. 18, 15. Jo. 18, 16. Jo. 18, 17a.

Lk. 22, 57.

Mk. 14, 68b.

Jo. 18, 18a.

Lk. 22, 55a.

Jo. 18, 18c.

Mt. 26, 58b.

SECTION XLIX.

49 1, 2 And the chief priest asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his doctrine.[7] And Jesus said unto him, I was speaking[8] 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 in 3 Arabic, secret. Why askest thou me? ask those that have heard, what I spake unto 4 p. 185 them: for they know all that I said. And when he had said that, one of the soldiers which were standing there struck the cheek[9] of Jesus, and said unto him,

Jo. 18, 19. Jo. 18, 20. Jo. 18, 21. Jo. 18, 22.

49 5 Dost thou thus answer the chief priest? Jesus answered and said unto him, If I 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.

7 And when Jesus went out, Simon Cephas was standing in the outer court warm- 8 ing himself. And that maid saw him again, and began to say to those that stood 9 by, This man also was there with Jesus the Nazarene. And those that stood by 10 came forward and said to Cephas, Truly thou art one of his disciples. And he 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; and 12 he disputed[2] and said, Truly this matt was with him: and he also is a Galilaean; 13 and his speech resembles.[3] And he said unto Simon, Did not I see thee with him 14 in the garden? Then began Simon to curse,[4] and to swear, I know not this man 15 whom ye have mentioned. And immediately, while he was speaking, the cock crew 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, 17, 18 Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Simon went forth without, and wept bitterly.

19 Arabic, And when the morning approached, the servants of all the chief priests p. 186 and the scribes and the elders of the people and all the multitude assembled, 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, that they might put him to 22, 23 death, and they found not; but many false witnesses came, but their witness did not 24, 25 agree. But at last there came two lying witnesses, and said, We heard him say, I will destroy this[5] temple of God that is made with hands, and will build another not 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, 28 Answerest thou not a word concerning anything? what do these[6] witness against 29, 30 thee? But Jesus was silent, and answered him nothing. And they took him up 31 into their assembly,[7] and said unto him, If thou art the Messiah, tell us. He said 32 unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe me: and if I ask you, ye will not answer 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, the 34, 35 Son of the living God. Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said that I am he. They all said unto him, Then thou art now the Son of God? Jesus said, Ye have said 36 that I am he. I say unto you, that henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting 37 Arabic, at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then the 38 p. 187 chief priest rent his tunic,[8] and said, He hath blasphemed. And they all said, Why should we seek now witnesses? we have heard now the blasphemy from his mouth. 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. 41 And the soldiers struck him on his cheeks,[9] and said, Prophesy unto us, thou Mes- 42 siah: who is he that struck thee? And many other things spake they falsely,[10] and said against him.

43 And all of their assembly arose,[11] and took Jesus, and brought him bound[12] to 44 the praetorium,[13] and delivered him up to Pilate the judge; but they entered not into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled when they should eat the passover. 45 And Jesus stood before the judge. And Pilate went forth unto them without, and 46 said unto them, What accusation[14] have ye against this man? They answered and said unto him, If he had not been doing evils, neither should we have delivered 47 him up unto thee. We found this man leading our people astray, and restraining from giving tribute to Caesar, and saying of himself that he is the King, the Messiah. 48 Pilate said unto them, Then take ye him, and judge him according to your law.

Jo. 18, 23. Jo. 18, 24. Jo. 18, 25a.

Mk. 14, 69a.

Mt. 26, 71b.

Mt. 26, 73b.

Lk. 22, 58a.

Jo. 18, 26a.

Lk. 22, 59b.

Mt. 26, 73c.

Lk. 22, 60b. Lk. 22, 61a.

Mk. 14, 30b, c.

Lk. 22, 62.

Lk. 22, 66a.

Mt. 27, 1b.

Mt. 26, 59b. Mt. 26, 60a.

Mk. 14, 59.

Mt. 26, 60b

Mk. 14, 57b.

Mk. 14, 59.

Mt. 26, 63a.

Mk. 14, 60a.

Mt. 26, 62b.

Mk. 14, 61a.

Lk. 22, 66b. Lk. 22, 67. Lk. 22, 68.

Mt. 26, 63b. Mt. 26, 64a.

Lk. 22, 70.

Mt. 26, 64b.

Mk. 14, 63a.

Mt. 26, 65b.

Lk. 22, 71.

Mk. 14, 64b.

Mt. 26, 66.

Mk. 14, 65a.

Lk. 22, 63b.

Mk. 14, 65c.

Lk. 22. 65.

Jo. 18, 28.

Mk. 15, 1b.

Jo. 18, 28c.

Mt. 27, 11a.

Jo. 18, 29. Jo. 18, 30.

Lk. 23, 2b.

Jo. 18, 31.

49 Arabic, The Jews said unto him, We have no authority to put a man to death: 49 p. 188 that the word might be fulfilled, which Jesus spake, when he made known by what manner of death he was to die. 50 And Pilate entered into the praetorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art St thou the King of the Jews? Jesus said unto him, Of thyself saidst thou this, or 52 did others tell it thee concerning me? Pilate said unto him, Am I, forsooth,[1] a Jew? The sons of thy nation[2] and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what 53 hast thou done? Jesus said unto him, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be 54 delivered to the Jews: now my kingdom is not from hence. 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 witness 55 of the truth. And every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate said unto him, And what is the truth? And when he said that, he went out again unto the Jews.

Jo. 18, 32. Jo. 18, 33. Jo. 18, 34. Jo. 18, 35. Jo. 18, 36. Jo. 18, 37. Jo. 18, 38a.

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50 1 And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitude, I have not found 2 against this man anything. But they cried out and said, He hath disquieted[3] our people with his teaching in all Judaea, and he began[4] from Galilee and unto this 3 place. And Pilate, when he heard the name of Galilee, asked, Is this man a Gali- 4 laean? 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.

5 And 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 on[5] 6 Arabic, seeing some sign from him. And he questioned him with many words; but 7 p. 189 Jesus answered him not a word. And the scribes and chief priests were 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, 9 and sent him to Pilate. And on that day Pilate and Herod became friends, there having been[6] enmity between them before that.

10, 11 And 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 cause[7] of all that ye 12 seek[8] against him: nor yet Herod: for I sent him unto him; and he hath done 13 nothing for which he should deserve death. So now I will chastise him, and let 14, 15 him go. The multitude all cried out and said, Take him from us, take him. And 16 the chief priests and the eiders accused him of many things. And during their 17 accusation he answered not a word. Then Pilate said unto him, Hearest thou not 18 how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him not, not even one word: and Pilate marvelled at that. 19 And 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 dream[9] to-day because of him.

20 And at every feast the custom of the judge was to release to the people one 21 prisoner, him whom they would. And there was in their prison a well-known pris- 22, 23 oner, 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 I 24 release unto you the King of the Jews? And they all cried out and said, Release not Arabic, unto us this man, but release unto us Barabbas. And this Barabbas was a 25 p. 190 robber, who for sedition[10] and murder, which was in the city, was cast into the

Lk. 23, 4. Lk. 23, 5. Lk. 23, 6. Lk. 23, 7. Lk. 23, 8. Lk. 23, 9. Lk. 23, 10. Lk. 23, 11. Lk. 23, 12. Lk. 23, 13. Lk. 23, 14. Lk. 23, 15. Lk. 23, 16.

Lk. 23, 18a.

Mk. 15, 3a.

Mt. 27, 12. Mt. 27, 13. Mt. 27, 14.

Mt. 27, 19.

Mt. 27, 15. Mt. 27, 16. Mt. 27, 17a.

Jo. 18, 39. Jo. 18, 40.

Lk. 23, 19.

50 26 prison. And all the people cried out and began to ask him to do as the custom was 27 that he should do with them. And Pilate answered and said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called the Messiah, the 28 King of the Jews? For Pilate knew that envy had moved them to deliver him up. 29 And the chief priests and the elders asked the multitudes to deliver Barabbas, and 30 to destroy Jesus. The judge answered and said unto them, Whom of the two will 31 ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate said unto them, And 32 Jesus which is called the Messiah, what shall I do with him? They all cried out 33 and said, Crucify him. And Pilate spake to them again, for he desired to release 34 Jesus; but they cried out and said, Crucify him, crucify him, and release unto us 35 Barabbas. And Pilate said unto them a third time, What evil hath this man done? I have not found in him any cause(1) to necessitate death: I will chastise him and 36 let him go. But they increased in importunity(2) with a loud voice, and asked him to crucify him. And their voice, and the voice of the chief priests, prevailed. 37 Then Pilate released unto them that one who was cast into prison for sedition and murder, Barabbas, whom they asked for: and he scourged Jesus with whips.(3) 38 Then the footsoldiers of the judge took Jesus, and went into the praetorium, and 39 Arabic, gathered unto him all of the footsoldiers. And they stripped him, and put on 40 p. 191 him a scarlet cloak. And they clothed him in garments of purple, and plaited 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 bowed 42 down to(4) him, and said, Hail,(5) King of the Jews! And they spat in his face, and took the reed from his hand, and struck him on his head, and smote his cheeks. 43 And Pilate went forth without again, and said unto the Jews, I bring him forth to 44 you, that ye may know that I do not find, in examining(6) him, even one crime.(7) And Jesus went forth without, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garments. 45 Pilate said unto them, Behold, the man! And when the chief priests and the soldiers(8) 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 cause(9) against 46 him. The Jews said unto him, We have a law, and according to our law he deserves 47 death, because he made himself the Son of God. And when Pilate heard this word, his fear increased; and he entered again into the porch, and said to Jesus, Whence 49 art thou? But Jesus answered him not a word. Pilate said unto him, Speakest(10) thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have authority to release thee, and have 50 authority to crucify thee? Jesus said unto him, Thou hast not any(11) authority over me, if thou wert not given it from above: therefore the sin of him that delivered 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 Caesar: for every one that maketh himself a king is against Caesar.

Mk. 15, 8. Mk. 15, 9a.

Mt. 27, 17b. Mt. 27, 18.

Mt. 27, 20. Mt. 27, 21. Mt. 27, 22a.

Mk. 15, 13.

Mt. 27, 21.

Lk. 23, 20. Lk. 23, 21. Lk. 23, 22. Lk. 23, 23.

Mk. 15, 15a.

Lk. 23, 25a.

Mt. 27, 26b. Mt. 27, 27. Mt. 27, 28.

Jo. 19, 2.

Mt. 27, 29b. Mt. 27, 30.

Jo. 19, 3b. Jo. 19, 4. Jo. 19, 5. Jo. 19, 6. Jo. 19, 7. Jo. 19, 8. Jo. 19, 9. Jo. 19, 10. Jo. 19, 11. Jo. 19, 12.

SECTION LI.

51 1 Arabic, And when Pilate heard this saying, he took Jesus out, and sat on the p. 192 tribune in the place which was called the pavement of stones, but in the He- 2 brew called Gabbatha. And that day was the Friday of the passover: and it had reached 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 except 4 Caesar. And Pilate, when he saw it, and(13) he was gaining nothing, but the tumult

Jo. 19, 13. Jo. 19, 14. Jo. 19, 15.

Mt. 27, 24

51 was increasing, took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, and said, I 5 am innocent of the blood of this innocent man: ye shall know.(1) And all the people 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.

7 Then Judas the betrayer, when he saw Jesus wronged, went and returned the 8 thirty pieces of money to the chief priests and the eiders, and said, I have sinned in my betraying innocent blood. And they said unto him, And we, what must we do? 9 know thou. And he threw down the money in the temple, and departed; and he 10 went away(2) and hanged(3) 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 price 11 of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with it the plain of the potter, for 12 the burial of strangers. Therefore that plain was called, The field of blood, unto 13 Arabic, this day. Therein(5) was fulfilled the saying in the prophet which said, I p. 193 took thirty pieces of money, the price of the precious one, which was fixed 14 by the children of Israel; and I paid them for the plain of the potter, as the Lord commanded me.

15 And the Jews took Jesus, and went away to crucify him. And when he bare his 16 cross and went out, they stripped him of those purple and scarlet garments which he 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. 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.

19 And there followed him much people, and women which were lamenting and 20 raving.(6) But Jesus turned unto them and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not 21 for me: weep for yourselves, and for your children. Days are coming, when they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the womb's that bare not, and the breasts 22 that gave not suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and 23 to the hills, Cover us. For if they do so in the green tree,(7) what shall be in the dry?

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

25 And 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 two 26 malefactors, one on his right, and the other on his left. And the scripture was 27 Arabic, fulfilled, which saith, He was numbered with the transgressors. And they p. 194 gave him to drink wine and myrrh, and vinegar which had been mixed with the myrrh; and he tasted, and would not drink; and he received it not.

28 And 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 was 29 without sewing, from the top woven throughout. 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.

30, 31 This the soldiers did. And they sat and guarded him there. 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 NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE 32 Jews. And this tablet(10) read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city: and it was written in Hebrew and Greek and Latin. 33 And the chief priests said unto Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but, He it is 34 that(11) said, I am the King of the Jews. Pilate said unto them, What hath been 35 written hath been written.(12) And the people were standing beholding; and they

Mt. 27, 25.

Jo. 19, 16a.

Mt. 27, 3. Mt. 27, 4. Mt. 27, 5. Mt. 27, 6. Mt. 27, 7. Mt. 27, 8. Mt. 27, 9. Mt. 27, 10.

Jo. 19, 16b.

Mk. 15, 20b.

Jo. 19, 17a.

Mt. 27, 31b. Mt. 27, 32a.

Mk. 15, 21b.

Mt. 27, 32b.

Lk. 23, 26b. Lk. 23, 27. Lk. 23, 28. Lk. 23, 29. Lk. 23, 30. Lk. 23, 31. Lk. 23, 32. Lk. 23, 33a.

Jo. 19, 17c.

Lk. 23, 33b.

Mk. 15, 28.

Mk. 15, 23a.

Mt. 27, 34b.

Mk. 15, 23b.

Jo. 19, 23. Jo. 19, 24.

Mt. 27, 36.

Jo. 19, 19. Jo. 19, 20. Jo. 19, 21. Jo. 19, 22.

Lk. 23, 35a.

Mt. 27, 39.

51 36 that passed by were reviling(1) him, and shaking(2) their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself if thou art the Son 37 of God, and come down from the cross. And in like manner the chief priests and the Arabic, scribes and the elders and the Pharisees derided him, and laughed one with 38, 39 p. 195 another, and said, The saviour of others cannot save himself. If he is the Messiah, the chosen of God, and the King of Israel,(3) let him come down now from the 40 cross, that we may see, and believe in him. He that relieth on God--let him deliver him 41 now, if he is pleased with him: for he said, I am the Son of God. And the soldiers 42 also scoffed at him in that they came near unto him, and brought him vinegar, and 43 said unto him, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. And likewise the two robbers(4) also that were crucified with him reproached him. 44 And one of those two malefactors who were crucified with him reviled him, and 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 this 46 condemnation? And we with justice, and as we deserved, and according to our deed,(5) have we been rewarded: but this man hath not done anything unlawful. 47 And he said unto Jesus, Remember me, my Lord, when thou comest in thy kingdom. 48 Jesus said unto him, Verily(6) I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise. 49 And there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister,(7) 50 Mary(8) 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, 51 Woman, behold, thy son! And he said to that disciple, Behold, thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto himself.

52 Arabic, And from the sixth hour(9) darkness was on all the land unto the ninth 53 p. 196 hour,(9) and the sun became dark. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and said, Yail, Yaili,(10) why hast thou forsaken me? which(11) is, My 54 God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of those that stood there, when they heard, said,(12) This man called Elijah.

Mt. 27, 40a.

Mk. 15, 29.

Mt. 27, 40c. Mt. 27, 41. Mt. 27, 42a.

Lk. 23, 35c.

Mt. 27, 42c. Mt. 27, 43.

Lk. 23, 36. Lk. 23, 37.

Mt. 27, 44.

Lk. 23, 39. Lk. 23, 40. Lk. 23, 41. Lk. 23, 42. Lk. 23, 43.

Jo. 19, 25. Jo. 19, 26. Jo. 19, 27.

Mt. 27, 45a.

Lk. 23, 44b. Lk. 23, 45a.

Mk. 15, 34.

Mt. 27, 47.

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52 1 And after that, Jesus knew that all things were finished; and that the scripture 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 that 3 vinegar, and fastened it on a reed, and brought it near(13) his mouth to give him a 4 drink. And when Jesus had taken that vinegar, he said, Everything is finished. 5 But the rest said, Let be, that we may(14) see whether Elijah cometh to save him. 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 commend(15) my spirit. He said that, and bowed his head, and gave up his spirit. 8 And immediately the face of(16) the door of the temple was rent into two parts from 9 top to bottom; and the earth was shaken; and the stones were split to pieces; and the Arabic, tombs were opened; and the bodies of many saints which slept, arose and 10 p. 197 came forth; and after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and 11 appeared unto many. And the officer of the footsoldiers, and they that were with him who were guarding Jesus,(17) when they saw the earthquake, and the things which came 12 to pass, feared greatly, and praised God, and said, This man was righteous; and, 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.

Jo. 19, 28. Jo. 19, 29a.

Mt. 27, 48.

Mk. 15, 36b.

Jo. 19, 30a.

Mt. 27, 49.

Lk. 23, 34.

Jo. 19, 30b.

Mt. 27, 51. Mt. 27, 52. Mt. 27, 53. Mt. 27, 54.

Lk. 23, 47b.

Mt. 27, 54b.

Lk. 23, 48.

52 14 And 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 were 15 crucified, and take them down. And the soldiers came, and brake the legs of the 16 first, and that other which was crucified with him: but when they came to Jesus, 17 they saw that he had died before, so they brake not his legs: but one of the soldiers pierced(2) him in his side with a spear, and immediately there came forth blood and 18 water. And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true: and he 19 knoweth that he hath said the truth, that ye also may believe. This he did, that 20 the scripture might be fulfiled, 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)

21 And 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. 22 One of them was Mary Magdalene; and Mary the mother of James the little 23 and Arabic Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee, and Salome, and many others p. 198 which came up with him unto Jerusalem; and they saw that.

24 And when the evening of the Friday was come, because of the entering of the 25 sabbath, there came a rich man,(3) a noble(4) of Ramah,(5) a city of Judah,(6) named Joseph, and he was a good man and upright; and he was a(7) disciple of Jesus, but 26 was concealing himself for fear of the Jews. And he did not agree with the accusers 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 of 28 Jesus. And Pilate wondered how he had died already: and he called the officer of 29 the footsoldiers, and asked him concerning his death before the time. And when 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, 31 and wound it in they came and took it. And there came unto him Nicodemus also, who of old came unto Jesus by night; and he brought with him perfume(8) 32 of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. And they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in the linen and the perfume, as was the custom of the Jews to bury.

33 And there was in the place where Jesus was crucified a garden; and in that garden 34 a new tomb cut out in a rock? wherein was never man yet laid. And they left 35 Jesus there because the sabbath had come in, and because the tomb was near. And they pushed (10) a great stone, and thrust n it against the door of the sepulchre, and 36 went away. And Mary Magdalene and Mary that was related to Joses came to 37 Arabic the sepulchre after them,(12) and sat opposite the sepulchre,(13) and saw the 38 p. 199 body, how they took it in and laid it there. And they returned, and ointment(14) and perfume,(15) and prepared(16) it, that they might come and anoint him. 39 And on the day which was the sabbath day they desisted according to the command.

40, 41 And the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered unto Pilate, and said unto him, Our lord, we remember that that misleader said, while he was alive, After three days 42 I rise. And now send beforehand and guard the tomb(17) until the third day,(18) lest his disciples come and steal him by night, and they will say unto the people that he 43 is risen from the dead: and the last error shall be worse than the first. He said unto them, And have ye not guards?(19) go, and take precautions as ye know how. 44 And they went, and set guards at the tomb, and sealed that stone, with the guards.

45 And in the evening of the sabbath, which is the morning of the first day, and in 46 the dawning(20) while the darkness yet remained, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary and other women to see the tomb. They brought with them the perfume which they had prepared, and said among themselves, Who is it that will

Jo. 19, 31. Jo. 19, 32. Jo. 19, 33. Jo. 19, 34. Jo. 19, 35. Jo. 19, 36. Jo. 19, 37.

Lk. 23, 49a.

Mk. 15, 41b.

Mt. 27, 56a.

Mk. 15, 40b.

Mt. 27, 56c.

Mk. 15,40c,41c.

Lk. 23, 49b.

Mk. 15, 42.

Lk. 23, 50.

Jo. 19, 38b.

Lk. 23, 51a. Lk. 23, 51c.

Mk. 15, 43b. Mk. 15, 44. Mk. 15, 45a.

Mt. 27, 58b.

Mk. 15, 46a.

Jo. 19, 38d. Jo. 19, 39. Jo. 19, 40. Jo. 19, 41. Jo. 19, 42.

Mt. 27, 60b.

Mk. 15, 47a.

Lk. 23, 55b. Lk. 23, 56a.

Mk. 16, 1b.

Lk. 23, 56c.

Mt. 27, 62. Mt. 27, 63. Mt. 27, 64. Mt. 27, 65. Mt. 27, 66.

Mt. 28, 1a.

Lk. 24, 1b.

Mt. 28, 1b.

Lk. 24, 1d.

Mk. 16, 3.

52 48 remove for us the stone from the door of the tomb? for it was very great. And when they said thus, there occurred a great earthquake; and an angel came down 49 from heaven, and came and removed the stone from the door. And they came and found the stone removed from the sepulchre, and the angel sitting upon the 50 stone. And his appearance was as the lightning, and his raiment white as the 51 snow: and for fear of him the guards were troubled, and became as dead men. 52 And when he went away, the women entered into the sepulchre; and they found 53 Arabic not the body of Jesus. And they saw there a young man sitting on 54 the p. 200 right, strayed 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 the 55 Nazarene, who hath been crucified. He is not here; but he is risen, as he said. Come and see the place where our Lord lay.

Mk. 16, 4b.

Mt. 28, 2a.

Lk. 24, 2.

Mt. 28, 2b. Mt. 28, 3. Mt. 28, 4.

Lk. 24, 3.

Mk. 16, 5b.

Mt. 28, 5. Mt. 28, 6.

SECTION LIII.(2)

53 1 And while they marvelled at that, behold, two men standing above them, their 2 raiment shining: and they were seized with fright, and bowed down their face to 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 in 4 Galilee, and saying, The Son of man is to be delivered up into the hands of sinners, 5 and to be crucified, and on the third day to rise. But go in haste, and say to his disciples and to Cephas, He is risen from among the dead; and lo, he goeth before 6 you into Galilee; and there ye shall see him, where(3) he said unto you: lo, I have 7 told you. And they remembered his sayings; and they departed in haste from the 8 tomb with joy and great fear, and hastened and went; and perplexity and fear 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 I 10 know not where they have laid him. And Simon went out, and that other disciple, 11 and came to the sepulchre. And they hastened both together: and that disciple 12 outran(4) Simon, and came first to the sepulchre; and he looked down, and saw the 13 linen laid; but he went not in. And Simon came after him, and entered into the 14 Arabic, sepulchre, 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. 15 Then entered that disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and saw, and believed. 16 And they knew not yet from the scriptures that the Messiah was to rise from among 17 the dead. And those two disciples went to their place.

18 But Mary remained(5) at the tomb weeping: and while she wept, she looked 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 been 20 laid. And they said unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She said unto them, 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 was 22 Jesus. Jesus said unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? And she supposed (6) him to be the gardener, and said, My lord, if thou hast taken him, 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, being 24 interpreted, Teacher. Jesus said unto her, Touch me not;(7) 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.

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

Lk. 24, 4. Lk. 24, 5. Lk. 24, 6. Lk. 24, 7.

Mt. 28, 7a.

Mk. 16, 7b.

Mt. 28, 7c.

Lk. 24, 8.

Mt. 28, 8a.

Mk. 16, 8b.

Jo. 20, 2. Jo. 20, 3. Jo. 20, 4. Jo. 20, 5. Jo. 20, 6. Jo. 20, 7. Jo. 20, 8. Jo. 20, 9. Jo. 20, 10. Jo. 20, 11. Jo. 20, 12. Jo. 20, 13. Jo. 20, 14. Jo. 20, 15. Jo. 20, 16. Jo. 20, 17.

Mk. 16, 9.

53 26 And some of those guards(1) came to the city, and informed the chief priests of Arabic, all that had happened. And they assembled with the elders, and took p. 202 counsel; 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.

29 And if the judge hear that, we will make a plea with him, and free you of blame. 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.

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

32 And while the first(2) women(3) were going in the way to inform(4) his disciples,(3) 33 Jesus met them, and said unto them, Peace unto you. And they came and took 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 see 35 me. And those women returned, and told all that to the eleven, and to the rest of the disciples; and to those that had been with him, for they were saddened and 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. 37 And they, when they heard them say that he was alive and had appeared unto them, 38 did not believe them: and these sayings were before their eyes as the sayings of madness. 39 Arabic, And after that, he appeared to two of them, on that day, and while they p. 203 were going to the village which was named Emmaus, and whose distance 40 from Jerusalem was sixty furlongs.(5) And they were talking the one of them with the 41 other of all the things which had happened. And during the time of their talking and 42 inquiring with one another, Jesus came and reached them, and walked with them. But 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 are 44 sad? One of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said unto him, Art thou perchance alone a stranger to Jerusalem, since thou knowest not what was in 45 it in these days? He said unto them, What was? They said unto him, Concerning Jesus, he who was from Nazareth, a man who was a prophet, and powerful in 46 speech and deeds before God and before all the people: and the chief priests and 47 the elders delivered him up to the sentence of(6) death, and crucified him. But we supposed that he was the one who was to deliver Israel. And since all(7) these 48 things happened there have passed three days. But certain women of us also 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 they(8) said 50 concerning him that he was alive. And some of us also went to the sepulchre, and found 51 the matter as the women had said: only they saw him not. Then said Jesus 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 to 53 Arabic, enter into his glory? And he began from Moses and from all the prophets, 54 p. 204 and interpreted to them concerning himself from all the scriptures. And they drew near unto the village, whither they were going: and he was leading them to 55 imagine that he was as if going to a distant region. And they pressed (9) him, and said unto him, Abide with us: for the day hath declined now to the darkness. And he went 56 in to abide with them. And when he sat with them, he took bread, and blessed, 57 and brake, and gave to them. And straightway their eyes were opened, and they 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?

59 And they rose in that hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven 60 gathered, and those that were with them, saying, Truly our Lord is risen, and hath 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.

Mt. 28, 11b. Mt. 28, 12. Mt. 28, 13. Mt. 28, 14. Mt. 28, 15.

Jo. 20, 18.

Mt. 28, 8b. Mt. 28, 9. Mt. 28, 10.

Lk. 24, 9.

Mk. 16, 10b.

Lk. 24, 10.

Mk. 16, 11.

Lk. 24, 11a.

Mk. 16, 12a.

Lk. 24, 13b. Lk. 24, 14. Lk. 24, 15. Lk. 24, 16. Lk. 24, 17. Lk. 24, 18. Lk. 24, 19. Lk. 24, 20. Lk. 24, 21. Lk. 24, 22. Lk. 24, 23. Lk. 24, 24. Lk. 24, 25. Lk. 24, 26. Lk. 24, 27. Lk. 24, 28. Lk. 24, 29. Lk. 24, 30. Lk. 24, 31. Lk. 24, 32. Lk. 24, 33. Lk. 24, 34. Lk. 24, 35.

Mk. 16, 13b.

SECTION LIV.

54 1 And 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 the 2 Jews; and Jesus came and stood among them, and said unto them, Peace be with you: I am he; fear not. But they were agitated, and became afraid, and supposed that they 3 saw a spirit. Jesus said unto them, Why are ye agitated? and why do thoughts rise 4 Arabic, in(2) your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that I am he: feel me, and p. 205 know that a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me having that. 5 And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his feet and his side.(3) 6 And they were until this time unbelieving, from their joy and their wonder. He 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. 8 And he said unto them, These are the sayings which I spake unto you, while I was with you, that (5) everything must be fulfilled, which is written in the law of 9 Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their 10 heart, that they might understand the scriptures; and he said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it is necessary(6) that the Messiah suffer, and rise from among the 11 dead on the third day; and that repentance unto the forgiveness of sins be preached 12 in his name among all the peoples; and the beginning shall be from Jerusalem. And 13 ye shall be witnesses of that. And I send unto you the promise of my Father. And 14 when the disciples heard that, they were glad. And Jesus said unto them again, 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: 16 and if ye forgive sins to any man, they shall be forgiven him; and if ye retain them against any man, they shall be retained.

17 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Thama, was not there with the disciples 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.

19 And 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 stood 20 Arabic, in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be with you. And he said to p. 206 Thomas, Bring hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and bring hither 21 thy hand, and spread it on my side: and be not unbelieving, but believing. Thomas 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.

23 And many other signs did Jesus before his disciples, and they are they which 24 are not written in this book: but these that(7) 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. 25 And after that, Jesus shewed himself again to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias; 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, 27 and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of the disciples. 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. 28 And when the morning arrived, Jesus stood on the shore of the sea: but the disciples 29 knew not that it was Jesus. And Jesus said unto them, Children, have ye anything 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 able 31 to draw the net for the abundance of the fish that were come(10) into it. And that

Lk. 24, 36a.

Jo. 20, 19.

Lk. 24, 36c. Lk. 24, 37. Lk. 24, 38. Lk. 24, 39. Lk. 24, 40. Lk. 24, 41. Lk. 24, 42. Lk. 24, 43. Lk. 24, 44. Lk. 24, 45. Lk. 24, 46. Lk. 24, 47. Lk. 24, 48. Lk. 24, 49a.

Jo. 20, 20b. Jo. 20, 21. Jo. 20, 22. Jo. 20, 23. Jo. 20, 24. Jo. 20, 25. Jo. 20, 26. Jo. 20, 27. Jo. 20, 28. Jo. 20, 29. Jo. 20, 30. Jo. 20, 31.

Jo. 21, 1. Jo. 21, 2. Jo. 21, 3. Jo. 21, 4. Jo. 21, 5. Jo. 21, 6. Jo. 21, 7.

54 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 was 32 naked), and cast himself into the sea to come to Jesus. But some others of the disciples came in the boat(1) (and they were not far from the land, but about two 33 Arabic, hundred cubits), and drew that net of fish. And when they went up on the 34 p. 207 land, they saw live coals laid, and fish laid thereon, and bread. And Jesus 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-three 36 fishes: and with all this weight that net was not rent. 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 own 37, 38 form. And Jesus came, and took bread and fish, and gave unto them. This is the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples, when he had risen from among the dead.

39 And 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; thou 40 knowest that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed for me my lambs. 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 for 41 me my sheep.(2) He said unto him again the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, 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 I 42 love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed for me my sheep.(3) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast a child, thou didst gird thy waist for thyself, and go whither Arabic, thou wouldest: but when thou shall be old, thou shalt stretch out thy hands, p. 208 and another shall gird thy waist, and take thee whither thou wouldest not. 43 He said that to him to explain by what death he was to glorify God. And when he 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 leaned(4) on 45 Jesus' breast, and said, My Lord, who is it that betrayeth thee? When therefore Cephas saw him, he said to Jesus, My Lord, and this man, what shall be in his 46 case?(5) Jesus said unto him, If I will that this man remain until I come, what is 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?

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

Jo. 21, 8. Jo. 21, 9. Jo. 21, 10. Jo. 21, 11. Jo. 21, 12. Jo. 21, 13. Jo. 21, 14. Jo. 21, 15. Jo. 21, 16. Jo. 21, 17. Jo. 21, 18. Jo. 21, 19. Jo. 21, 20. Jo. 21, 21. Jo. 21, 22. Jo. 21, 23. Jo. 21, 24.

SECTION LV.

55 1 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain s where Jesus had 2 appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but there were of 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) 4 Arabic, Then said Jesus unto them, I have been given all authority in heaven 5 p. 209 and earth; and as my Father hath sent me, so I also send you. Go now into 6 all the world, and preach my gospel in all the creation; and teach(8) all the peoples, and 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, unto 8 the end of the world. For whosoever believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but 9 whosoever believeth not shall be rejected. And the signs(9) which shall attend those that believe in me are these: that they shall cast out devils in my name; and they 10 shall speak with new tongues; and they shall take up serpents, and if they drink"

Mt. 28, 16. Mt. 28, 17.

Mk. 16, 14.

Mt. 28, 18b.

Jo. 20, 21b.

Mk. 16, 15b.

Mt. 28, 19b. Mt. 28, 20.

Mk. 16, 16. Mk. 16, 17. Mk. 16, 18.

55 deadly poison,(1) it shall not injure them; and they shall lay their hands on the 11 diseased, and they shall be healed. But ye, abide in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

12 And our Lord Jesus, after speaking to them, took them out to Bethany: and he 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. 14, 15 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: and at all times they were in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

16 And 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)

17 And 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)

Lk. 24, 49b.

Mk. 16, 19a.

Lk. 24, 50. Lk. 24, 51.

Mk. 16, 19c.

Lk. 24, 52. Lk. 24, 53.

Mk. 16, 20.

Jo. 21, 25.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

I. 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 Faraj 'Abdulla ibn-at-Tayyib(1) (may God grant him favour), from Syriac into Arabic, from an exemplar written by 'Isa (2) ibn-'Ali al-Motatabbib,(3) pupil of Honain ibn-Ishak (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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