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Diatesseron

Diatesseron

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Diatesseron, an early work of the Christian church
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DIATESSERON 2
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Chttp://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/diatessaron.htmlTHE TEXT OF THE DIATESSARONSECTION I.In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and God is the 3 Word. This wasin the beginning with God. Everything was by his hand, and 4 without him not even oneexisting thing was made. In him was life, and the life 5 is the light of men. And the lightshineth in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.6 There was in the days of Herod the king a priest whose name was Zacharias, of the familyof Abijah; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name 7 was Elizabeth. Andthey were both righteous before God, walking in all his com- 8 mands, and in the uprightnessof God without reproach. And they had no son, for 9 Elizabeth was barren, and they had bothadvanced in age. And while he discharged Arabic. the duties of priest in the order of hisservice before God, according to the custom of the priesthood it was his turn to burn incense;so he entered the temple of the Lord. And the whole gathering of the people were prayingwithout at the time of the incense. And there appeared unto Zacharias the angel of the Lord,standing at the right of the altar of incense; and Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, andfear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Be not agitated, Zacharias, for thy prayer isheard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shall call his name John; andthou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. And he shall be great before the Lord, and shall not drink wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the HolySpirit while he is in his mother's womb. And he shall turn back many of the children of Israelto the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit, and in the power of Elijah the prophet, to turn back the heart of the fathers to the sons, and those that obey not to theknowledge of the righteous; and to prepare for the Lord a perfect people. And Zacharias saidunto the angel, How shall I know this, since I am an old man and my wife is advanced inyears? And the angel answered and said unto him, I am Gabriel, that standeth before God; andI was sent to speak unto thee, and give thee tidings of this. Henceforth thou shall bespeechless, and shalt not be able to speak until the day in which this shall come to pass, because thou didst not trust this my word, which shall be accomplished in its time. And the people were stand- Arabic, ing awaiting Zacharias, and they were perplexed at his delaying inthe temple. And when Zacharias went out, he was not able to speak unto them: so they knewthat he had seen in the temple a vision; and he made signs unto them, and continued dumb.And when the days of his service were completed, he departed to his dwelling.25 And after those days Elizabeth his wife conceived; and she hid herself five months, andsaid, This hath the Lord done unto me in the days when he looked upon me, to remove myreproach from among men.1
 
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27 And in the sixth month Gabriel the angel was sent from God to Galilee to a city called Nazareth, to a virgin given in marriage to a man named Joseph, of the house of David; and thevirgin's name was Mary. And the angel entered unto her and said unto her, Peace be unto thee,thou who art filled with grace. Our Lord is with thee, thou blessed amongst women. And she,when she beheld, was agitated at his word, and pondered what this salutation could be. Andthe angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God. Thou shall nowcon- ceive, and bear a son, and call his name Jesus. This shall be great, and shall be called theSon of the Most High; and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father: and heshall rule over the house of Jacob for ever; and to his kingdom there shall be no end. Marysaid unto the angel, How shall this be to me when no man hath known me? The angelanswered and said unto her, The Arabic. Holy Spirit will come, and the power of the MostHigh shall rest upon thee, and therefore shall he that is born of thee be pure, and shall becalled the Son of God. And lo, Elizabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her, her that is called barren. For nothing is difficultfor God. Mary said, Lo, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be unto me according unto thyword. And the angel departed from her.40 And then Mary arose in those days and went in haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah; and entered into the house of Zacharias, and asked for the health of Elizabeth. Andwhen Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb. And Elizabethwas filled with the Holy Spirit; and cried with a loud voice and said unto Mary, Blessed artthou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit that is in thy womb. Whence have I this privilege, that the mother of my Lord should come unto me? When the sound of thy salutationreached my ears, with great joy rejoiced the babe in my womb. And blessed is she who believed that what was spoken to her from the Lord would be fulfilled.And Mary said, Mysoul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour, Who hath lookedupon the low estate of his handmaiden:Lo, henceforth, all generations shall pronounce blessing on me.For he hath done great things for me, who is mighty,And holy is his name.And his mercy embraceth them who fear him,Throughout the ages and the times.He wrought the victory with his arm,And scattered them that prided themselves in their opinions.He overthrew them that acted haughtily from their thrones,And raised the lowly.He satisfied with good things the hungry,And left the rich without anything.He helped Israel his servant,And remembered his mercy(According as he spake with our fathers)Unto Abraham and unto his seed for ever.And Mary abode with Elizabeth about three months, and returned unto her house.2
 
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And Elizabeth's time of delivery was come; and she brought forth a son. And her neighboursand kinsfolk heard that God had multiplied his mercy towards her; and they rejoiced with her.And when it was the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child, and called him Zacharias,calling him by the name of his father. And his mother answered and said unto them, Not so; but he shall be called John. And they said unto her, There is no man of thy kindred that iscalled by this name. 63, And they made signs to his father, saying, How dost thou wish toname him? And he asked for a tablet, and wrote and said, His name is John. And every onewondered. And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue, and he spake and praisedGod. And fear fell on all their neighbours: and this was spoken of in all the mountains of Judah. And all who heard pondered in their hearts and said, What shall this child be? And thehand of the Lord was with him.68 And Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied and said, Blessedis the Lord, the God of Israel, Who hath cared for his people, and wrought for it salvation;And hath raised for us the horn of salvation Arabic, In the house of David his servant (As hespake by the mouth of his holy prophets from eternity), That he might save us from our enemies, And from the hand of all them that hate us.73 And he hath performed his mercy towards our fathers, And remembered his holycovenants, And the oath which he sware unto Abraham our father, That he would give usdeliverance from the hand of our enemies, And without fear we shall serve before him All our days with equity and righteousness.77 And as for thee, O child, prophet of the Most High shalt thou be called.Thou shalt go forth before the face of the Lord to prepare his way, To give the knowledge of salvation unto his people, For the forgiveness of their sins, Through the mercy of thecompassion of our God, With which he careth for us, to appear from on high To give light tothem that sit in darkness and under the shadow of death, And to set straight our feet in theway of peace.81 And the child grew and became strong in the spirit, and abode in the desert until the timeof his appearing unto the children of Israel.SECTION II.2 1 Arabic, Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah was on this wise: In the time when his mother was given in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, 2 she was found with child of theHoly Spirit. And Joseph her husband was a just man and did not wish to expose her, and he purposed to put her away secretly. 3 But when he thought of this, the angel of the Lordappeared unto him in a dream, and said unto him, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Marythy wife, for that 4 which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. She shall bear a son, andthou shalt 5 call his name Jesus, and he shall save s his people from their sins.And all this wasthat the saying from the Lord by the prophet might be fulfilled:3

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