Gospel of Barnabas

The trans. Lonsdale and Laura Ragg [London, 1907]

Opening True Gospel of !esus, "alled #hrist, a ne$ prophet sent b% God to the $orld& a""ording to the des"ription of Barnabas his apostle.
Barnabas, apostle of Jesus the Nazarene, called Christ, to all them that dwell upon the earth desireth peace and consolation. Dearly beloved the great and wonderful God hath during these past days visited us by his prophet Jesus Christ in great mercy of teaching and miracles, by reason whereof many, being deceived of atan, under presence of piety, are preaching most impious doctrine, calling Jesus son of God, repudiating the circumcision ordained of God for ever, and permitting every unclean meat! among whom also "aul hath been deceived, whereof # spea$ not without grief% for which cause # am writing that truth which # have seen and heard, in the intercourse that # have had with Jesus, in order that ye may be saved, and not be deceived of atan and perish in the &udgment of God. 'herefore beware of every one that preacheth unto you new doctrine contrary to that which # write, that ye may be saved eternally. 'he great God be with you and guard you from atan and from every evil. (men.

#hapter 1 The angel Gabriel 'isits (irgin )ar% "on"erning the birth of !esus.
#n these last years a virgin called )ary, of the lineage of David, of the tribe of Judah, was visited by the angel Gabriel from God. 'his virgin, living in all holiness without any offense, being blameless, and abiding in prayer with fastings, being one day alone, there entered into her chamber the angel Gabriel, and he saluted her, saying! *God be with thee, + )ary*. 'he virgin was affrighted at the appearance of the angel% but the angel comforted her, saying! *,ear not, )ary, for thou hast found favour with God, who hath chosen thee to be mother of a

prophet, whom he will send to the people of #srael in order that they may wal$ in his laws with truth of heart.* 'he virgin answered! *Now how shall # bring forth sons, seeing # $now not a man-* 'he angel answered! *+ )ary, God who made man without a man is able to generate in thee man with. out a man, because with him nothing is impossible.* )ary answered! *# $now that God is almighty, therefore his will be done.* 'he angel answered! *Now be conceived in thee the prophet, whom thou shalt name Jesus! and thou shalt $eep him from wine and from strong drin$ and from every unclean meat, because the child is an holy one of God.* )ary bowed herself with humility, saying! *Behold the handmaid of God, be it done according to thy word.* 'he angel departed, and the virgin glorified God, saying! */now, + my soul, the greatness of God, and e0ult, my spirit, in God my aviour% for he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden, insomuch that # shall be called blessed by all the nations, for he that is mighty hath made me great, and blessed be his holy name. ,or his mercy e0tendeth from generation to generation of them that fear him. )ighty hath he made his hand, and he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of his heart. 1e hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath e0alted the humble. 1im who hath been hungry hath he filled with good things, and the rich he hath sent empty away. ,or he $eepeth in memory the promises made to (braham and to his son for ever*.

#hapter * The $arning of the angel Gabriel gi'en to !oseph "on"erning the "on"eption of the (irgin )ar%.
)ary having $nown the will of God, fearing the people, lest they should ta$e offense at her being great with child, and should stone her as guilty of fornication, chose a companion of her own lineage, a man by name called Joseph, of blameless life! for he as a righteous man feared God and served him with fastings and prayers, living by the wor$s of his hands, for he was a carpenter. uch a man the virgin $nowing, chose him for her companion and revealed to him the divine counsel. Joseph being a righteous man, when he perceived that )ary was great with child, was minded to put her away because he feared God. Behold, whilst he slept, he was rebu$ed by the angel of God, saying *+ Joseph, why art thou minded to put away )ary thy wife- /now that whatsoever hath been wrought in her hath all been done by the will of God. 'he virgin shall bring forth a son, whom thou shall call by the name Jesus% whom thou shalt $eep from wine and strong drin$ and from every unclean meat, because he is an holy one of God from his mother*s womb. 1e is a prophet of God sent unto the people of #srael, in order that he may convert Judah to his heart, and that #srael may wal$ in the law of the 2ord, as it is written in the law of )oses. 1e shall come with great power, which God shall give him, and shall wor$ great miracles, whereby many shall be saved*. Joseph, arising from sleep, gave than$s to God, and abode with )ary all his life, serving God with all sincerity.

#hapter + ,onderful birth of !esus, and appearan"e of angels praising God.

'here reigned at that time in Judaea 1erod, by decree of Caesar (ugustus, and "ilate was governor in the priesthood of (nnas and Caiaphas. 3herefore, by decree of (ugustus, all the world was enrolled% wherefore each one went to his own country, and they presented themselves by their own tribes to be enrolled. Joseph accordingly departed from Nazareth, a city of Galilee, with )ary his wife, great with child, to go to Bethlehem 4for that it was his city, he being of the lineage of David5, in order that he might be enrolled according to the decree of Caesar. Joseph having arrived at Bethlehem, for that the city was small, and great the multitude of them that were strangers there, he found no place, wherefore he too$ lodging outside the city in a lodging made for a shepherds* shelter. 3hile Joseph abode there the days were fulfilled for )ary to bring forth. 'he virgin was surrounded by a light e0ceeding bright, and brought forth her son without pain, whom she too$ in her arms, and wrapping him in swaddling.clothes, laid him in the manger, because there was no room in the inn. 'here came with gladness a great multitude of angels to the inn, blessing God and announcing peace to them that fear God. )ary and Joseph praised the 2ord for the birth of Jesus, and with greatest &oy nurtured him.

#hapter .ngels announ"ed to the shepherds the birth of !esus, and the%, after ha'ing found hi/, announ"e hi/.
(t that time the shepherds were watching over their floc$, as is their custom. (nd, behold, they were surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light, out of which appeared to them an angel, who blessed God. 'he shepherds were filled with fear by reason of the sudden light and the appearance of the angel% whereupon the angel of the 2ord comforted them, saying! *Behold, # announce to you a great &oy, for there is born in the city of David a child who is a prophet of the 2ord% who bringeth great salvation to the house of #srael. 'he child ye shall find in the manger, with his mother, who blesseth God.* (nd when he had said this there came a great multitude of angels blessing God, announcing peace to them that have good will. 3hen the angels were departed, the shepherds spa$e among themselves, saying! *2et us go even unto Bethlehem, and see the word which God by his angel hath announced to us.* 'here came many shepherds to Bethlehem see$ing the new.born babe. and they found outside the city the child that was born. according to the word of the angel. lying in the manger. 'hey therefore made obeisance to him, and gave to the mother that which they had, announcing to her what they had heard and seen. )ary therefore $ept all these things in her heart, and Joseph 6li$ewise7, giving than$s to God. 'he shepherds returned to their floc$, announcing to everyone how great a thing they had seen. (nd so the whole hill.country of Judaea was filled with fear, and every man laid up this word in his heart, saying! *3hat, thin$ we, shall this child be-*

#hapter 0 #ir"u/"ision of !esus

* (nd this he spa$e deceitfully. (nd so having come to Bethlehem. with silver and gold. 'he magi therefore went thither. wherefore having concluded among themselves. 3hereupon. #hapter 1 Three )agi are led b% a star in the east to !udaea. and bending down they did obeisance to him. they too$ the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. (nd the magi presented unto him spices. and $ept the child with fear of God. #hapter 3 . and having arrived at Jerusalem they as$ed where was born the /ing of the Jews. eeing the star the magi were filled with gladness. and all the city was troubled. 3hereupon appeared to them a star of great brightness. they came to Judaea. three magi in the parts of the east were observing the stars of heaven. while sleeping. who shall lead my people #srael. they were warned by the child not to go to 1erod! so departing by another way they returned to their own home. 3herefore they feared God. )ary and Joseph perceived that the child must needs be for the salvation and ruin of many.3hen the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the 2ord. which had guided them thither. wherefore they wished with gifts to worship this new /ing manifested by his star. and entering the dwelling found the child with his mother. recounting to the virgin all that they had seen. and gave him the name Jesus. saying! *3here should Christ be born-* 'hey answered that he should be born in Bethlehem% for thus it is written by the prophet! *(nd thou. outside the city. when Jesus was born. announcing all that they had seen in Judaea. and. which went before them. as the angel of the 2ord had said before he was conceived in the womb. 'hen said 1erod! *Go to Bethlehem and search out with all diligence concerning the child% and when ye have found him. #hapter 7 The 'isitation of !esus b% /agi. the star which appeared to them in the east went before them. $ith the $arning of !esus gi'en to the/ in a drea/. #n the reign of 1erod.* 1erod accordingly called together the magi and as$ed them concerning their coming! who answered that they had seen a star in the east. 1erod therefore called together the priests and the scribes. 'he magi therefore departed out of Jerusalem. (nd when 1erod heard this he was affrighted. because # also would fain come and worship him. come and tell it to me. /a2e obeisan"e to hi/ and gifts. finding !esus. art not little among the princes of Judah! for out of thee shall come forth a leader. and their return to their o$n "ountr%. they saw the star standing still above the inn where Jesus was born. (nd so they circumcised the child. Bethlehem. $ing of Judaea. and lo. as it is written in the boo$ of )oses. guided by the star.

was reigning in Judaea. believing himself derided of the magi. in the midst of the doctors. what hast thou done to us. hearing that (rchelaus. ha'ing "o/e to the age of t$el'e %ears. holds a $ondrous disputation $ith do"tors. went up with )ary and Joseph to Jerusalem. )ary therefore returned with Joseph to Jerusalem. and they went into 9gypt. 1erod seeing that the magi did not return. saying! *2amentation and great weeping are there in :amah% :achel lamenteth for her sons. having come to the age of twelve years. that # $now every prophet with every prophecy. #hapter 10 Jesus having come to the age of thirty years.* Jesus answered! */now ye not that the service of God ought to come before father and mother-* Jesus then went down with his mother and Joseph to Nazareth. and came to Judaea% whence. and herod /assa"res the inno"ent "hildren. fearing to remain in Judaea% and they went to dwell at Nazareth. (nd every one was amazed at his 8uestions and answers.1ow can there be such doctrine in him. 'he third day they found the child in the temple. as he himself said unto me. and there they abode until the death of 1erod! who. to worship there according to the law of the 2ord written in the boo$ of )oses. But behold while Joseph was sleeping there appeared to him the angel of the 2ord. having lost Jesus. saying! *:eturn into Judaea. Jesus. Barnabas. because they thought that he was returned home with their $insfol$. when he came to these words! *2ord. . . insomuch that whatever # say the whole bath come forth from that boo$. seeing he is so small and hath not learned to read-* )ary reproved him. he went into Galilee. 3hen 1erod was dead. saying! * on. and too$ )ary with the child.* Joseph therefore too$ the child with )ary 4he having come to the age of seven years5.* . Joseph arose with great fear.* 'he angel Gabriel presented to him as it were a shining mirror. disputing with them concerning the law.Behold # and thy father have sought thee for three days sorrowing. . which descended into the heart of Jesus. but consolation is not given her because they are not. went up to )ount +lives with his mother to gather olives.* he was surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light and by an infinite multitude of angels. he'ing returned to !udaea. see$ing Jesus among $insfol$ and neighbours. who were saying! *Blessed be God. in which he had $nowledge of what God hath done and what hath said and what God willeth insomuch that everything was laid bare and open to him% as he said unto me! *Believe. 3hen their prayers were ended they departed.* #hapter 9 !esus. saying! *(rise up 8uic$ly. 'hen at midday as he was praying. 3hereby were fulfilled the words of the prophet. a boo$.born children in Bethlehem. with mercy . behold the angel of the 2ord appeared in a dream to Joseph. as 1erod had commanded them. believed himself moc$ed of them% whereupon he determined to put to death the child that was born. sent his soldiers to slay all the new. 'he soldiers therefore came and slew all the children that were there. for they are dead that willed the death of the child. son of 1erod.!esus is "arried in flight to 4g%pt. and ta$e the child with his mother and go into 9gypt for 1erod willeth to slay him*. 'he child grew in grace and wisdom before God and before men. saying! . and was sub&ect to them with humility and reverence.

give me health. Blessed . saying! . as he spo$e by his servant David. 'he whole city of Jerusalem was moved by these words.* 'hen ascended Jesus to the place whence the scribes were wont to spea$.* Jesus reproved him. saying% *Jesus. for the love of thy holy prophets give health to this sic$ man. that he was healed. 3herefore pray thou to God. thou son of David. who had entered therein to pray. brother.. Jesus descending from the mountain to come into Jerusalem. insomuch that the flesh of the leper was left unto him li$e that of a child. Jesus prayed him. saying! *'his people desireth to see thee and hear thee% therefore ascend to the pinnacle. #hapter 11 !esus )ira"ulousl% healeth a leper. #srael. receive thy health<* (nd when he had said this the leprosy was cleansed. and he will give thee health% for # am a man. recounting that which God through Jesus had done unto the leper. saying! *Brother. Blessed be the holy name of God. and that he could not any longer abide with her to serve her.Before 2ucifer in the brightness of the saints # created thee. 2ord.* 'hen Jesus.* 'he leper answered! *# $now that thou. telling her that he needs must suffer great persecution for the honour of God. who of his goodness and mercy willed to create his creatures that they might glorify him.Jesus. and entered with Jesus into Jerusalem. who by divine inspiration $new Jesus to be a prophet. 'herefore the priests besought Jesus.* but the more he prayed him the more he cried out. Jesus departed therefore that day from his mother to attend to his prophetic office. met a leper. (nd having bec$oned with the hand for silence. ere thou west born all was announced to me% wherefore blessed be the holy name of God. to receive the prophet whom God sendeth unto thee*. having said this. revealed all to )ary his mother. saying! *'hou art foolish% pray to God who created thee.* 'hen. that # should do unto thee-* 'he leper answered! *2ord. so that they could scarce be contained there. #hapter 1* 5irst ser/on of !esus deli'ered to the people& $onderful in do"trine "on"erning the na/e of God. and goeth into !erusale/. have mercy on me. saying! *Blessed be the holy name of God. but an holy one of the 2ord. art a man. 'herefore with tears he prayed him.* Jesus answered! *3hat wilt thou. having received this vision. 3hereupon. wherefore they all ran together to the temple to see Jesus. he said. said! *2ord God (lmighty. having heard this. touching the sic$ man with his hands in the name of God! *+ brother. as thou art. eeing which namely. and if God give thee a word spea$ it in the name of the 2ord. the leper with a loud voice cried out! *Come hither. he opened his mouth. and he will give me health. and $nowing that he was a prophet sent to the house of #srael. )ary answered! * on. saying! *Behold the prophet< behold the holy one of God<* (t which words many that were going out of Jerusalem ran bac$. hold thy peace and say nothing. sighing. who created the splendour of all the saints and prophets before all things to send him for the salvation of the world.

in mercy hear the prayers of the servant. 2ord. ascended the )ount of +lives to pray. what do we to. that # thy servant see$ thee alone. + 2ord. #hapter 1+ The re/ar2able fear of !esus and his pra%er. overwhelmed "haraoh in the :ed ea. with many that followed him. who on that day conceived hatred against Jesus for having thus spo$en against the priests. as he promised to our father (braham and to his son for ever. (nd they meditated upon his death. and save me from their snares. brethren. chastised the unbelievers and punished the impenitent. Blessed be the holy name of God. and gave them this land. which endureth for ever. and therefore sent them his holy prophets.day. so be it. and the priests are minded to $ill me. (nd the priests spo$e evil of Jesus among themselves. and the $onderful "o/fort of the angel Gabriel. how great is thy mercy upon me. for a thousand thousand who dwell above the heaven guard thy garments. that atan should not deceive us! and he e0alted us above all other peoples. sent the deluge upon the earth. who drove man out of paradise for having transgressed his holy precept. (nd in such wise did Jesus spea$ to the people. for all that thou hast granted me-* 'he angel Gabriel answered! *(rise. for thou art my salvation. *But. saying! *+ great 2ord God. who created man out of the clay of the earth. ome days having passed.* Jesus fell with his face to the ground. and spea$ thy word% for thy word is truth. and thou shalt not die till everything be fulfilled. Jesus descended from the temple% and that day he departed from Jerusalem. 2ord God almighty and merciful. + 2ord. Blessed be the holy name of God. Blessed be the holy name of God. that we be not punished for our sins-* (nd then Jesus with greatest vehemence rebu$ed the people for that they had forgotten the word of God. first parents of the human race. Jesus raised his hands to the 2ord God and prayed. behold there came to him the angel Gabriel. and set him over his wor$s. burned up three wic$ed cities. 'hou $nowest. scattered the enemies of his people. scribes. thy servant% therefore.* 'he prayer being ended. Blessed be the holy name of God. 2ord. crying mercy. (nd blessed be God.* 3hen Jesus had spo$en these words. but for fear of the people. + Jesus. and the people weeping said! * o be it. that they might wal$ in truth and righteousness before him% who delivered his servants from every evil. (nd having passed the whole night in prayer. # $now that the scribes hate me. who would not reverence him whom God willeth to be reverenced. Jesus.be the holy name of God. and the world shall be near its end. saying! *. who created the angels that they might serve him.ear not. from the least to the greatest. 'hen by his servant )oses he gave us his holy law. Jesus having in spirit perceived the desire of the priests. in the morning Jesus praying said! *+2ord. scourged 9gypt. and gave themselves only to vanity% he rebu$ed the priests for their negligence in God*s service and for their worldly greed% he rebu$ed the scribes because they preached vain doctrine. that all wept. and doctors. and remember . they spo$e no word. who punished and reprobated atan and his followers. and what shall # give thee. who with mercy loo$ed upon his creatures. and beseeching Jesus that he would pray of them% save only their priests and leaders. and forsoo$ the law of God% he rebu$ed the doctors because they made the law of God of none effect through their traditions. who with mercy loo$ed upon the tears of (dam and 9ve. Blessed be the holy name of God who &ust punished Cain the fratricide. who had received him as a prophet of God.

'hen appeared atan unto him. went up into the mountain.* 'he servants did so. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do. !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies. atan having departed. a true prophet sent to us from God<* . whom he called apostles. Jesus. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. servant of God. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God.or he $new nothing of all that Jesus had done. and it is not lawful to steal it-* 'hereupon the angel Gabriel showed unto him a sheep. saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. there is here a holy man of God. which Jesus offered in sacrifice. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered. and Judas #scariot the traitor. among whom is Judas. Jesus descended from the mount. Jesus. mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. not eating anything day nor night. for he hath made of water. fishermen% Barnabas. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. seeing # have no money. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy. who wrote this. and abode all night in prayer. and chose twelve. turning the $ater into $ine. wine. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage. praising and blessing God. but where shall # find the lamb. + Jesus. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. having returned to the region of Jerusalem. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. and fasted forty days and forty nights. but he stole the tenth part of everything. for they touched the heart.ill these vessels with water. and as they were feasting the wine ran short. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms. and the $nife not being able to cut his son. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. rose from the table and paid him reverence. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need. who is glorious for ever. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God. Jesus therefore went. who was slain upon the cross. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. saying! *'hey have no wine. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* .fter the fast of fort% da%s.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus.begotten son #shmael. but were with power. and tempted him in many words.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me. having seen the whole matter.(braham. Jesus said! *. to fulfil the word of God. 1is mother accosted Jesus. with )atthew the publican. at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. 'he servants answered! *+ sir. and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. #hapter 1. Jesus answered! *3illingly.

and malignity. blessed are they that mourn this earthly life.'hen his disciples believed on him. But behold the flowers and the trees. and visiteth the house of Judah with love. and # will build new and greater ones! therefore thou shalt triumph my soul<. with the birds. that whatsoever ye shall give and shall forsa$e for love of God. if ye will contain the new doctrine that shall come out of my mouth.# will pull down my barns because they are small. ?e cannot therefore find rest in the world. wretched ban< for that night he died.* #hapter 11 . (nd he is able to nourish you. even God who created you and called you to his service% who for forty years caused the manna to fall from heaven for his people #srael in the wilderness. that heaven and earth shall fail. if ye should give your money into the ban$ to a publican. but rather persecution and loss.(ssuredly not! but he beareth things light and prized for their usefulness and convenience upon the road. and he said. covetousness. 1ear my words for # spea$ unto you in truth. 'here was a rich man whose incomings increased. and life everlasting. which God our 2ord clotheth and nourisheth with greater glory than all the glory of olomon. # pray you. +ne day Jesus called together his disciples and went up on to the mountain. >erily # say unto you.3ho shall clothe us-. . + my soul. the other will hate you.3hat shall # do. *?e are &ourneying as pilgrims. for from me ye shall find rest for your souls. *>erily. would ye not give to such a man everything that ye hadBut # say unto you. saying! *"raised be God. saying! *Great are the benefits which God bath bestowed on us wherefore it is necessary that we should serve him with truth of heart. verily. for the angels shall minister unto them. and he should give unto you tenfold and twentyfold. . for they shall abound in the delights of the $ingdom of God. that even as a man cannot see with his eyes the heaven and the earth at one and the same time. *>erily. and many returned to their heart.3ho shall give us to eat-. and when he had sat down there his disciples came near unto him% and he opened his mouth and taught them. and blessed be his holy name. and to have made himself friends with the alms of unrighteous riches of this world% for they bring treasures in the $ingdom of heaven. yet shall not fail his mercy unto them that fear him. 3herefore serve God and despise the world. *Blessed are the poor who truly hate the delights of the world. saying! . so it is impossible to love God and the world. +h. 9ven so # tell you in truth that ye cannot serve God and the world for the world lieth in falsehood. *3eigh not down your hearts with earthly desires. 'his now should be an e0ample unto you% and if ye desire another e0ample # will give it you. blessed are they that eat at the table of God. >erily # say unto you. even so ought ye to become new men. *No man can in any wise serve two masters that are at enmity one with the other! for if the one shall love you. But the rich of the world in their prosperity are hungry and perish. ye receive it bac$ an hundred. who hath mercy upon #srael. in order that ye may do all that # tell you. ee then how much ye ought to be content to serve God. besides women and children. *'ell me.fold.onderful tea"hing gi'ing b% !esus to his apostles "on"erning "on'ersion fro/ the e'il life. for they shall be comforted. (nd forasmuch as new wine is put into new vessels. and did not suffer their clothing to wa0 old or perish. or . 1e ought to have been mindful of the poor. Doth the pilgrim encumber himself with palaces and fields and other earthly matters upon the way. they being si0 hundred and forty thousand men.

unrighteous world. have spo$en dar$ly. what sayest thou. 1is disciples answered! * o be it.* #hapter 13 7ere is sho$n forth the perse"ution of the ser'ants of God b% the $orld. dieth not. of the most simple substance. and said! *1ave mercy.. and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy covenant. hath he no sons-* Jesus answered! *'here are written in the prophets many parables. "hilip answered! *3e are content to serve God. however. Jesus said! *?e have not chosen me. contrary to the prophecies of the true prophets of God! wherefore God is wrath with the house of #srael and with this faithless generation. and seven thousand sons of prophets who were hidden by the captain of (hab*s host. Jesus sighed and said! *1ave mercy on #srael. that here on earth thou canst not see him nor $now him perfectly% but in his $ingdom thou shalt see him for ever! wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory.or all the prophets. nor companions. :emember 6the7 holy prophets that have been slain by the world. + 2ord our God<* Jesus said! *>erily # say unto you. and shall shed light upon the dar$ness of all that the prophets have said. but abideth eternally without human similitude. then. whom God hath sent into the world. "hilip.four thousand. 1e alone hath no e8ual. ye shall be truly my disciples% for the world hath been ever an enemy of servants of God. nor brethren. 1e is so good that he loveth goodness only% he is so &ust that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. because he is the messenger of God* (nd having said this. but to everything hath he given a beginning. the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies. #f then the world shall hate you. 1aving said this. wal$eth not. and God8s prote"tion sa'ing the/.* 1is disciples wept at these words. wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter. for that he is incorporeal. that ye may be my disciples. moveth not. therefore he eateth not. nor will he ever have an end. that $nowest not God< . and the true faith of )u/in.#t is surely written in #saiah that God is our father% how. But after me shall come the plendour of all the prophets and holy ones.>erily thou art a hidden God. insomuch that scarcely did poor 9li&ah escape. + 2ord God% and loo$ with pity upon (braham and upon his seed. 1e hath no father nor mother% he hath no sons. and God said to )oses his servant! . but to the sense. 2ord God of our fathers. (nd because God hath no body.* Jesus answered! * o be it.. +h. have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city. in order that they may serve thee with truth of heart.#hapter 17 6n this "hapter is "learl% per"ei'ed the unbelief of #hristians.# am that which # am. Jesus answered! *"hilip.ear . 1e hath had no beginning. . that are one hundred and forty. 3hen Jesus had said this. uncompounded.* "hilip answered! *)aster. # say unto thee. for #saiah the prophet said! . to $now God. but we desire. even as in the time of 9li&ah ten thousand prophets were slain by Jezebel. sleepeth not. and to everything shall he give an end. immaterial. #n short. + God. but # have chosen you. God is a good without which there is naught good% God is a being without which there is naught that is% God is a life without which there is naught that liveth% so great that he filleth all and is everywhere.

Behold the sparrows and other birds. but yet an holy one of God and a prophet of the 2ord% wherefore pray thou to God. and pray God for them that hate you. hall God. for thy name is written in the boo$ of life. >erily # say unto you that the servant studieth to please his master. therefore it will hate you and persecute you. :e&oice.Be ye holy. #f ye shall see your words scorned by the world lay it not to heart. + brethren-* 'hey all cried out! *Give us health<* Jesus answered! *(h. Jesus came down from the mountain with his disciples. + dust and clay of the earth.* 1aving finished his devotions. wretched that ye are.ear not. ee ye not me to be a man li$e yourselves. because # tell you the truth. and li$ewise the rain.. Beware. offer him the other that he may smite it. 'herefore if one shall give you a blow on one side of the face. perchance. for the hairs of your head are numbered so that they shall not perish. who from afar off cried out! *Jesus. wherefore will ye lay it to heart. Now how much less ought ye to thin$ that God would abandon you. behold we have felt all to follow thee.* (t his words the chosen were comforted. .Give us health-. Jesus made his prayers.* #hapter 19 !esus foretelleth his betra%al. for he who shall hate me is not grieved at my saying. then. and he will heal us. for whose sa$e he hath created everything. then. 2ord God almighty and merciful. *Believe me. for # am perfect. for # your God am holy% be ye pure. 3hen Jesus had said this. and shall # then become reprobate-* Jesus answered! .* (nd having said this Jesus sighed. will atan deceive me. healeth ten lepers. have ye so lost your reason for that ye say! . but rather with good. and met ten lepers. #s there any man. for so do all the worst animals% but render good for evil. who causeth the sun to come upon the good and evil. but consider how that God is greater than you% who is in such wise scorned by the world that his wisdom is counted madness #f God endureth the world with patience. "eter answered! *+ teacher. . and one of them is a devil. and so he putteth not on any garment that is displeasing to his master. our 2ord. Behold God. :ender not evil for evil.or if it feared not to have its wic$edness revealed it would not hate you. have mercy on us<* Jesus called them near to him.Be not sore grieved. Barnabas% for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. who careth more for his shoes than for his own son. and said unto them! *3hat will ye of me. that the world will greatly fear you if ye shall observe my words. son of David. not to will or to love a thing that is displeasing to God.not therefore ye.(ssuredly not. des"ending fro/ the /ountain. and therefore hate ye the world.* Jesus comforted his disciples. have more care of the birds than of man. so be it. Call unto our God that hath created you! and he that is almighty and merciful will heal you. and. what thing is this. because in him is not the divine feeling. whereof falleth not one feather without the will of God. giving testimony against the twelve tribes of #srael. saying! *+ master.for # have chosen twelve. but it feareth to be revealed.#n your patience ye shall possess your soul. Be ye sure that God hateth the pomps and lusts of the world. while ta$ing care of the birds< (nd why spea$ # of the birds. saying! *+ 2ord. oought ye to do good to all% for it is written in the law! .ire is not e0tinguished with fire.* 'he disciples were sore grieved at this word% whereupon he who writeth secretly 8uestioned Jesus with tears.( leaf of a tree falleth not without the will of God. saying! *. 3ith tears the lepers answered! *3e $now that thou art man li$e us. and his disciples said! *(men. ?our garments are your will and your love. . what shall become of us-* Jesus answered! *>erily ye in the day of &udgment shall sit beside me. for # am pure% and be ye perfect. but rather with water% even so # say unto you that ye shall not overcome evil with evil.

)any were the lepers in the time of 9lisha in Judaea% nevertheless only Naaman the yrian was cleansed. because no prophet is received in his own country. . 3hereupon one of them. but to serve! wherefore go to shine home. . and having arrived in his own neighbourhood recounted how much God through Jesus had wrought in him. Jesus went to the sea of Galilee. in order that they may $now that the promises made to (braham and his son. have mercy upon thy servants.* 'hen were the citizens enraged and seized him and carried him on to the top of a precipice to cast him down. whereupon the house where Jesus was. Jesus arose. (nd having found Jesus he bowed himself. turned himself to the lepers and said! *Go and show yourselves to the priests according to the law of God. saying! *+ master.* 'hen. have mercy upon them. 'hen drew near to him his disciples. but he was not sent to be nourished save unto a widow of idon. save thyself. saying! *2ord.fter$ards he healeth the daughter of the #anaanites. and the s$ine are "ast into the sea. for we perish<* 'hey were encompassed with very great fear. and raising his eyes to heaven. and !esus de"lares $here the prophet is re"ei'ed. that the sea and the wind obey him-.'hereupon the disciples prayed Jesus. and he was an #shmaelite.* Jesus answered! *'his faithless generation see$ a sign. (nd the scribes and doctors having presented themselves unto him said! *3e have heard how much thou hast wrought in the sea and in Judaea! give us therefore some sign here in thine own country. #hapter *1 !esus healeth a de/onia". are drawing nigh. Jesus answered! *'en have been cleansed% where are the nine-* (nd he said to him that was cleansed! *# am not come to be served. and awo$e him. #hapter *0 )ira"le on the sea $rought b% !esus.* 'he cleansed leper departed. with the $ingdom of God. 1aving arrived at the city of Nazareth the seamen spread through the city all that Jesus had wrought. departed from them. insomuch that the ship was nigh unto sin$ing.* 'he lepers departed and on the way were cleansed. returned to find Jesus. suddenly the wind ceased. doing reverence unto him. and saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God* and with than$s he prayed him that he would receive him for servant. saying! *2ord God almighty and merciful. saying! *(nd who is this.* 3hereupon Jesus. and grant them health. and the sea became calm. having said this. (nd Jesus was sleeping upon the prow of the ship. But Jesus wal$ing through the midst of them. and recount how much God hath done in thee. was surrounded by as many as dwelt in the city. seeing that he was healed. when Jesus had said this. 3herefore the seamen feared.* 'hen groaned Jesus and prayed to God. and having embar$ed in a ship sailed to his city of Nazareth% whereupon there was a great tempest in the sea. by reason of the great wind that was contrary and the roaring of the sea. #n the time of 9li&ah there were many widows in Judaea. have mercy and hear$en to the words of thy servant! and for love of (braham our father and for thy holy covenant have mercy on the re8uest of these men. but it shall not be given them. said! *+ 9lohim abaoth.

+ foolish ones. 'hen fled into the city they that fed the swine. and said! *+ master. and said! *+ woman. and not #.* 'hen was Jesus seized with admiration at the words of the woman. saying! *1ard are these words. 'hen said Jesus! *3here is your faith. doth the dog guard the house of his master. 'he woman answered! *+ 2ord.?ea. saying! *+ master.* 'he demons therefore cried! *3e will come out. son of David. Jesus as$ed them how many they were. she cried out! *Jesus. with her sons. 'he disciples were moved to pity. have pity on them< Behold how much they cry out and weep<* Jesus answered! *# am not sent but unto the people of #srael. saying that they were dogs-* Jesus answered! *>erily # say unto you that a dog is better than an uncircumcised man.#t is necessary that the demon should depart. Jesus accordingly departed from them and went up into the parts of 'yre and idon. saying! *+ holy one of God. and e0pose his life against the robber. and who shall be able to receive them-* Jesus answered! . and he did great harm to the man. who is tormented of the devil< Jesus did not answer even a single word.* (nd having raised his hands to heaven he prayed to God. but permit us to enter into those swine. But what receiveth he.* 3hen the disciples heard this they were affrighted. went before Jesus. and in such wise that no chain could hold him.* 'hen were the disciples sorrowful.* 'he woman departed. have mercy on me<* Jesus answered! *#t is not good to ta$e the bread from the children*s hands and give it to the dogs.)any blows and in&uries with little bread. circumcised people. and cast them headlong into the sea. 'hey answered! * i0 thousand si0 hundred and si0ty. according to the law written in the boo$ of )oses. that hath no reason. go thy way in peace. assuredly. 1aving therefore seen him come with his disciples. who had come forth out of her own country to find Jesus. and he always showeth to his master a &oyful countenance.* 3ith a roar the demons entered into the swine.Jesus went up to Capernaum. the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters* table. near to the sea. because they were of the uncircumcised people. 'ell me. and recounted all that had been brought to pass by Jesus.* (nd this said Jesus by reason of their uncleanness.* 3herefore the woman said! *>erily there is none other God than the God of #srael. and then he said! *+ woman. and enter into the swine.* 'hen the woman. 'he demons cried out through his mouth. si0.* 'here were feeding there. and prayed Jesus that he would depart.#f ye consider. and returning to her home found her daughter. (nd lo< a woman of Canaan with her two sons. and as he drew near to the city behold there came out of the tombs one that was possessed of a devil. why art thou come before the time to trouble us-* (nd they prayed him that he would not cast them forth. about ten thousand swine belonging to the Canaanites. why didst thou ma$e such answer to the woman. #s this true-* .* 3hereupon all her $insfol$ &oined themselves unto the law of 6God7. 'he disciples 8uestioned Jesus on that day. who was blessing God. great is thy faith. for the service of his master. ye will find my saying to be true. thy daughter is freed. weeping and saying! *+ son of David. what the dog doth. (ccordingly the men of the city came forth and found Jesus and the man that was healed. because they were of the un. 'he men were filled with fear and prayed Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. 'hereupon Jesus said! *Depart. have mercy on my daughter. #hapter ** )iserable "ondition of the un"ir"u/"ised in that a dog is better than the%.

he seized his flesh to cut it with the sharp edge of the stone! whereupon he was rebu$ed by the angel Gabriel.(braham. and into it he breathed the breath of life. for with vehemence of spirit he spo$e. saying! .** #hapter *+ Orgin of #ir"u/"ision. 'hen said the disciples! *'ell us + master for what reason man must needs be circumcised-. (nd therefore when the flesh shall hinder the service of God it ought to be spurned li$e clay and trampled on. (nd hence. and made this covenant.# have sworn by God to cut it% # will never be a liar<. and where it had its origin. *'hen the angel showed him the superfluity of his flesh.* answered the disciples. so is he bound to observe all that (dam promised with an oath.*'rue it is. *3hat the flesh is at this present its desires ma$e manifest . (nd he answered! . his flesh rebelled against the spirit% whereupon he swore. and that he cut off. 'hen said Jesus! *(dam the first man having eaten. :emember that which David said to aul $ing of #srael. &ust as every man ta$eth flesh from the flesh of (dam. * 'he disciples trembled with fear at these words of Jesus. rescuing the sheep.'herefore will thy servant go in the name of the 2ord God of #srael.while thy servant was $eeping thy servant*s floc$ there came the wolf. 'his did (dam observe in his sons. said David. for this is a covenant between me and thee for ever. because that idolatry was multiplied up the earth. and ye shall see how unrighteous he is in not observing the covenant of God made with (braham his servant. and from generation to generation came down the obligation of circumcision. saying! . but the flesh is wea$. and da/nation of the un"ir"u/"ised.. + master. But in the time of (braham there were but few circumcised upon the earth. saying! *'he spirit in many is ready in the service of God. 'hen said Jesus! *Consider now how much God hath given to man.By God. saying! . against Goliath the "hilistine! . # will cut thee<. . 'hen said Jesus! 2eave fear to him that hath not circumcised his fores$in. by fraud of atan.. 'he man therefore that feareth God ought to consider what the flesh is. Jesus sat nigh unto the mountain which they loo$ed upon. 3hereupon God told to (braham the fact concerning circumcision. forasmuch as he that hateth his soul in this world shall $eep it in life eternal. (nd having said this. and the lion and seized thy servant*s sheep! whereupon thy servant went and slew them. with an inbreathing therein. and "o'enant of God $ith . .)y lord. circumcise thy fores$in and that of all thy house. and whereto it shall be reduced. (nd what is this uncircumcised one but li$e unto them . for he is deprived of paradise. and will slay this unclean one that blasphemeth the holy people of God. +f the clay of the earth created God flesh. Jesus spo$e again.'he soul that shall not have his flesh circumcised. Jesus answered! *2et it suffice you that God hath commanded it to (braham.braha/. the bear.. # will scatter him from among my people for ever. the food forbidden of God in paradise. (nd having bro$en a piece of roc$.that it is a harsh enemy of all good! for it alone desireth sin. (nd having said this. (nd his disciples came to his side to listen to his words.

remember that thou receivedst thy good in the other life and 2azarus his evil% wherefore now thou shalt be in torment. *:emember 9li&ah. so as not to offend against the law of God given by )oses his servant.. who ate barley. on. Jesus wept. *'he rich man cried out again.3hoso believeth not )oses and the prophets will not believe even the dead if they should arise. and was fain to have those crumbs that fell from the glutton*s table. hating the flesh.* #hapter *9atable e:a/ple ho$ one ought to flee fro/ ban. which is tormented in this flame. 'his should suffice for the spurning of the flesh. saying! *3oe to those who are servants to their flesh. and the devils carried him to the arms of atan% whereupon. not fearing to spurn the flesh..'hey have )oses and the prophets. 1aving said this. who upon his fingers may bring me a drop of water to cool my tongue. undergoing the greatest torment.* said Jesus. and wore the Coarsest raiment. for they are sure not to have any good in the other life.+ father (braham. + wretched they. 'he rich man also died. #t came to pass that the poor man died. and 2azarus in consolation. +nly the dogs had pity on him. who bear others to the burial. saying! . ye shall $now what the flesh is. all moc$ed him. and only desire that which is necessary..*+ught then man for the sa$e of satisfying one of his enemies to leave off pleasing God. (ll the saints and prophets have been enemies of their flesh for service of God! wherefore readily and with gladness they went to their death. father (braham% but if one dead shall arise they will believe.bread. 'hen cried the rich man! . who was full of wounds.ueting and feasting.* #hapter *0 . (h. how much cold he endured< (h. o far from it that they live here li$e immortals. eating only grass. in my house there are three brethren of mine. and so every day held a splendid feast. *(braham answered! . and 6that7 for the space of seven years.. clad in goats* s$in. *who have patience. >erily # say unto you that they. * ee then whether the poor are blessed. But if ye will gaze at the sepulchres.Consider ye this. he lifted up his eyes and from afar saw 2azarus in the arms of (braham. and the angels carried him to the arms of (braham our father. let them hear them. *'he rich man answered! . were feared with great terror by the $ing and princes. how many showers drenched him. how many days he supped not< (h. *(braham answered! . who fled through desert places of the mountains.+ father (braham. + men. for they lic$ed his wounds. # tell you that there was a rich glutton who paid no heed to aught but gluttony. his creator. for they build great houses and purchase great revenues and live in pride. and go and serve the false and lying gods. have mercy on me.Nay. wherein endured that fierce persecution of the unclean Jezebel< :emember 9lisha. But no one gave them to him% nay. and do not learn the truth. 'herefore send 2azarus to announce to them how much # am suffering. and send 2azarus.. in order that they may repent and not come hither. but only torments for their sins. to give their flesh for food of worms. 'here stood at his gate a poor man by name 2azarus. *(braham answered! .

no sandals on your feet% and do not thin$. . and children and wife for love of God. 63hy7 do you bid us to hate father and mother-. that you may live long upon the earth. "eter answered! . 'hen said he who writeth! *+ master..3hat shall happen to us -.'here was a man on a &ourney who. but have thought to do the will of God.# am as an horse before thee! and am always by thee. for that there is enmity between there cities. whether is poorer he who is content with little. saying! . as he confesseth . for the fleshly repose of others doth it amass the same.1e who would not believe this is mad. insomuch that nothing shall be lac$ing unto you. and the bridle is put on him that he may wal$ at thy will.braha/ $ith his father. and ho$ one ought to li'e in the $orld. he is $ept in a poor place. 'hen Jesus said! . then how we ought to hate our flesh! for to $ill oneself is not lawful. 'hereupon Jesus said! . @nderstand ye-* *?ea. (nd much as it amasseth. *Now tell me.or he that loves God has God for his own% and whoever has God has everything. when he $new this. . traightway the man.7o$ one ought to despise the flesh. how can one love God with true love. Jesus replied! . and beaten when he is not obedient! so do thou. as he was wal$ing. 'he disciples answered! . and labour without measure. then.'ell us. answered the disciples..>erily # say unto you. saying! . .'ruly # say to you that he who shall not hate his father and his mother.* Jesus answered! */eep thy flesh li$e a horse. discovered a treasure in a field that was to be sold for five pieces of money. 'herefore let one single robe suffice for you. "eter answered! .+ master. that if the world had but a sound mind no one would amass anything for himself. that the amassing much in this life giveth sure witness of not having anything to receive in the other. God commanded that such a disobedient son should be stoned by the wrath of the people before the gate of the city.. sold his cloa$ to buy that field. and thou shalt live securely. or he who desireth much. and he will provide for your need.. *>erily # say unto you. .+ master. but all would be in common.or unto a horse food is given by measure.?ou will be mad if you do not give your senses to God to buy your soul in which resides the treasure of love% for love is an incomparable treasure. . carry no wallet. (nd further he says! Cursed be the son that obeys not his father and his mother. and living we needs must give it its livelihood. that the more it amasseth the more it desireth. true are thy words and therefore have we forsa$en all to follow thee. for David the prophet did the same thing. cast away your purse. + Barnabas. and his own life. *(nd be not offended at my words. and thou shalt live always with God. such is not worthy to be loved of God.or he that hath Jerusalem for his native country buildeth not houses in amaria.nd in this "hapter is "ontained the $onderful "ontention of . #hapter *1 7o$ one ought to lo'e God. 'ell us. But in this is $nown its madness. #s that credible-. it is written in the 2aw of God in the Boo$ of )oses! 1onour your father. he is tied up that he may not annoy any one..

ma$er. that you cut him as you will.(braham was seven years old when he began to see$ God. and you $now not what the gods are li$e<. it lac$s but breath<. the gods are without breath.and leave me to ma$e this god 8uic$ly. why have you not given me children-** 1is father replied! *#t is true.. when you are hungry you desire bread and not words. . 'he old man. but God*s. said he. ?es.ather.. (nd then at that moment he was ma$ing an idol. 'herefore # say to you that all that which you possess God has bestowed it upon you! and so. the gift or the giver. the gods have not helped you to ma$e so many other children that you should become the most powerful man in the world-. (nd if.3hy did God say this.. it is a great sin to burn wood.. and he defends not himself<. in the great temple there are a thousand gods with the great god Baal% and # am now near seventy years old. (braham answered! ..(ssuredly. . what be the gods li$e-.. that these are not God. and so war will arise among the gods.Now go out of my house<. then.#f you were of age to understand. 'hen the old man was angry. said (braham. Jesus replied! . how is it that..9very word of mine is true.or this reason7 there was enmity between them. he gave blows and $ic$s to (braham.ather.ather. (braham answered! . answered the old man.'hey have. saying! . . because it is not mine.. "eter answered! . every day # ma$e a god. . laughing. . 'hen said (braham! . ..is of palm wood.+ son.# should li$e to $now who made the first God. (nd assuredly all men do not serve one god. because you have not understanding<. and spea$ no words to me% for. that little one is of ivory! see how fine it is< Does it not seem as though it were alive. my son. and said! . if the gods help to ma$e man. #hapter *7 . and you. mad fellow. that God helps man to ma$e man. (nd having said this. have no fear. By my gods. what is more precious. . (braham answered! . for no god ma$es war upon another god% no. how can it be that man should ma$e the gods. # pray you tell us how (braham moc$ed his father. father.6. o. Did not God say to (braham! Go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred.?our words are true. perhaps..Jesus replied! . (braham said! . father.+ father. e0cept that the father of (braham was an image. # would brea$ your head with this a0e! But hold your peace. 1is father said! .* 'hen (braham said! *+ father.( fine god. but one man one.and why-. and his God will help him. truly.ather. if you were a man # could $ill you<. what shall # do. say that it is not.(ll the world says that it is a god. was the world for some time without men-. and chased him from the house. answered! .'hen how do they give breath. the god that wills me evil shall slay my own god. that one is of olive. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. But tell me.Because.* (braham answered! *. hearing his son spea$ so% the son went on! .#t is certain that he will slay me also. what shall # do if # serve one god and another 6god7 wishes me evil because # do not serve him. 'he old man answered! .. and yet never have # seen that one god has smitten another god. such that the father wished to burn his son. which # sell to others to buy bread. how give they life. who has sent me to the 1ouse of #srael. said the old man. when you have made so many gods..#t is certain.(nd if the gods are made of wood. who made and worshipped false gods.'his..(nd so. but he does not put his hands to 6the tas$7% it is only necessary that man come to pray to his God and to give him lambs and sheep. o one day he said to his father! *. 'he old man was wroth at these words. what made man-* 'he foolish father answered! *)an 6made man7% for # made you.ool. father-* 'he old man replied! *'hey are infinite in number.. and another. it is not so% for # have heard an old man weeping and saying! *+ my God. my son.(nd being without life. they have peace among themselves-. 'he father was beside himself. father.#n any case discord will come between them.3hen your father and your mother with every other thing is a stumbling bloc$ to you in the service of God. abandon them as enemies. and my father made me.* (braham answered! *1ow many gods are there.

when he departed.'omorrow is the festival of all the gods% therefore we shall go to the great temple and bear a present to my god. having entered into the temple. (nd you shall choose for yourself a god. 'hen said "hilip! . if you were not mad you would not laugh at madness. 'hey answered! . wherefore he did not stay to see$ him. 'hen Jesus said! ..)y God have mercy on us. (braham answered with guile! .. every li$e loves his li$e. and having bound (braham*s hands and feet put him upon the wood.+ master..'ruly # say to you.3e laughed over the madness of the old man.?ou have forgotten the words of the prophet. and having arrived at the temple. (braham having come to the age of twelve years. . mindful of the many discourses of (braham against their gods.. when they saw their gods so bro$en in pieces. 1is father. and recognizing the a0e wherewith (braham had bro$en in pieces the idols. commanded the fire that it should not burn (braham his servant. #hapter *3 3hen every one had departed from the temple.#t is the great God that has slain them.#t has been this traitor of a son of mine. fell in pieces.#n the time of )oses. But (braham bare beneath his tunic an a0e hidden. because this life passes in miseries. e0cept the great god Baal. and let us slay him who has slain our gods<. for you are of age to have a god.. and further. 'hen arrived there the father of (braham. great Baal. believed that (braham had gone home before him. 'here ran together there about ten thousand men. (braham answered! . o they laid hold on him. 'he fire blazed up with great fury. who suspected him of having gone to thieve something from the temple. (braham. they cried out with lamentation! .6n this "hapter is "learl% seen ho$ i/proper is laughter in /en& also the pruden"e of . the priests closed the temple and went away. $now you not that for laughing and moc$ing at others God turned into hideous beasts many men of 9gypt. seen by certain men. going forth from the temple. without seeing who carried him% and thus (braham escaped death. and burned about two thousand men of those who had condemned (braham to death. for you shall surely weep 6for it7. as the crowd increased (braham hid himself behind an idol in a dar$ part of the temple.. and stood amazed at the prudence of (braham.Come 8uic$ly. 'he disciples answered! .. being carried by the angel of God near to the house of his father. Jesus answered! . his father said to him! . and put fire underneath. o be it. (braham truly found himself free. 'hen (braham too$ the a0e and cut off the feet of all the idols. through being old and composed of pieces.. 'herefore. (nd so betimes in the morning they went before every one else to the temple. + men. for they. and therein finds pleasure. . but sit where they weep.+ne day. through his angel. saying! . 3hereupon. But Jesus reproved them. 'he disciples laughed over the madness of the old man. *2o< God. amid the ruins which the statues made. how came it to pass that (braham*s father wished to burn his son-. with the priests. who says! "resent laughter is a herald of weeping to come. (nd he recounted to them all that had passed between him and his son.3illingly. 'hereupon.Certain it is that he desires no fellows. who.braha/.?ou are foolish< hall then a man slay God. cried out! . and 8uestioned (braham of the reason why he had destroyed their gods. Jesus said! . 'hen Jesus said.Beware that in anywise you laugh not at any one.. (ccordingly the men collected a great 8uantity of wood. ee you not that a0e which he has near his feet. who has slain our gods< for this a0e is mine. (t its feet he placed the a0e. ?ou shall not go where is laughter. + my father.

# stri$e down. (braham answered! .. 1e said to him! .2ove the 2ord your God.(nd who is my neighbour-. and # bring out thereof. . . he said! . o be it<. + God. Jesus answered! . saying! . a feast of our nation . and man without God could not ma$e man...Do the same as this. and you shall have eternal life. (nd so.# am the angel of God. loo$ing round upon the stars. and give life% # lead down to hell.. (nd having said this. . 'hereupon. but rise up.. 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. 'he voice answered! .1ow should # wash myself-.# am sure # heard myself called by name. hesaid! . and there is none other god but me. (braham answered him! . # say. for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men. 'hen God spo$e..one is able to deliver himself out of my hands. saying! . 1e answered! . (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree.3ho calls me-. there came to him a doctor. + (braham. and no. Gabriel. and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people.1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<. saying! . being by himself. (braham. *(braham. with all your heart and your mind.1ow is it written in the 2aw-. and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! . 'ell us. the angel said! .'here must be a God who has life and power more than man. filled with fear. ?ou shall love your God above all things. and the sun. for God wilshes to spea$ to you there. for # have chosen you as my servant. since he ma$es man.'o you be honour and glory.3hat calls me-. Jesus answered! . he thought that they had been God. saying! . :emaining thus in suspense. saying! . too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. But after considering their variableness with their movements. 3hen (braham had washed himself.. 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this.)aster. Jesus lifted up his hands. + (braham. and your neighbour. and ma$e whole% # slay. the moon.3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-. 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! .(braham<. and washed himself in the fount.. two other times in a similar manner. where.. turning round and not seeing any one on any side.#t must be 6necessarily7 that God does not move and that clouds do not hide him 6as they hide the planets7% otherwise men would be reduced to nothing. (braham answered! . for God wishes to spea$ with you...ear not.?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so. bent his face to earth. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth. 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! . (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7. and your neighbour as yourself. saying! . 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God.3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-.Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him.(braham<. 'hen said God! .. #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem. 3hereupon. near to the enofegia. 'hen. he heard himself called by name. (braham..Do not fear. saying! . + master.. (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him. 'he tempter answered.# am God alone.Go up that mountain..#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! . Jesus answered! .# will do everything. how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God.1aving arrived near to the house of his father. he said!. 'hen said (braham! . and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. 'he angel answered! .(braham<. what must # do to have eternal life-.. you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife. 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me. . he heard himself called by name.# am your God.Go to that fount and wash yourself.

and having entered into his house. he set him upon his own horse. . he said! . saying! . was moved to compassion. he gave him into the charge of the host. (nd having presented four gold pieces to the sic$ man for the host.3herefore do not your disciples observe the traditions of our elders.which of these was the neighbour-. his son received his health. he said! . and said to them! . to tempt him. who.'a$e care of this man. my son is sic$% have mercy on my old age<. Jesus answered! .(t what hour did the fever leave him-. saying! . 'hey said! . 'hen they departed in confusion.'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you<.3ait for me. who announced to him how his son was healed. for he has more faith than all that # have found in #srael. 'herefore said he! . should come to my house. for # will speedily return and conduct you to my own home.2ord. (nd behold there drew near a centurion. saying! . . and said! . seeing the wounded man. (nd ta$ing a penny in his hand.s. 'he man answered! .(nd # as$ you. 'he man was departing% and Jesus said! .Behold this stranger. #t chanced that there passed 6also7 a amaritan. Jesus turned round to Judas.. 'hen Jesus marvelled greatly. the disciples sat down to table without washing their hands. he bra$e in pieces all his own gods. sufficient to me is the word that you have spo$en for the healing of my son% for your God has made you lord over every sic$ness. and on the road he met his servants.)aster. waited for him in the house. Jesus came thither with his disciples. whose image is it-. . at the si0th hour.Give therefore. a prophet of God.Go in peace. the heat departed from him.( man was going down from Jerusalem to go to Jericho..'ell me. has granted health to your son. (nd turning to the centurion.None shall eat of my bread that does not worship the God of #srael. because God.. #n li$e manner passed a 2evite.Be of good cheer.1ave you any money-. 'he man $new that when Jesus said! .?ou have answered rightly% therefore go and do you li$ewise. having arrived in the evening at the inn. wounded and stripped% whereupon they departed.. and turning to the crowd.'his penny has an image! tell me.Caesar..'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you. lifting up his eyes! . and many scribes.2ord.Jesus answered. 3hereupon.?ou say to the sons of poor fathers! .. #t chanced that a priest passed by that place..1e who showed mercy. for # will come to your house. 'hey answered! . 3hereupon. in order to tempt him. for the great faith that he has given you.. A3hereupon the man believed in our God. he said! .. (nd when he had risen on the morrow.?esterday.. Jesus turned himself to the priests. 'his man on the road was seized by robbers. passed on without greeting him. said Jesus. 'he centurion went his way. 'he scribes called Jesus. seeing the wounded man. . 'he doctor answered! ..'here is only the God of #srael. 'hen Jesus said! . a city rebuilt under a curse. . #hapter +1 'hen drew near to Jesus the priests.. said Jesus.. the true and living God.. even as his angel said to me in my sleep.. and alighted from his horse. leaving him half dead. 'he centurion answered! . and binding up his wounds for him and comforting him. #hapter +* +ne s$illed in the 2aw invited Jesus to supper. and # will pay you all. 'he doctor departed in confusion. and too$ the wounded man and washed his wounds with wine. and that which is God*s give it to God.+ffer and ma$e vows to the 'emple. for what cause have you annulled the precept of God to observe your traditions. # am not worthy that you. to ma$e prayer over your son. without saying a word. and he.. and anointed them with ointment. and said! . he said! ..that which is Caesar*s to Caesar. is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar-. Jesus answered! . in not washing their hands before they eat bread-.

and the abundance of paradise is with me. and with all your heart. from his heart% and therefore will he be defiled when he shall eat forbidden food. that to eat bread with unclean hands defiles not a man. you have spo$en much against idolatry as though the people of #srael had idols. and so you have done us wrong.# $now well that in #srael today there are not statues of wood% but there are statues of flesh.. and set it up in the mar$et. +h miserable ones< for to others you show the most clear way.. for they have annulled my 2aw given to them by my servant )oses. and so li$ewise every other sinner. his son for his own consolation.?ou shall love the 2ord your God with all your soul. answered every one. 'hen answered all the scribes in wrath! . which is the greatest sin-.)aster. hypocrites. if not the usage of the elders.#f the foundation give way. when the father was dead.'his money is consecrated to God.:ender to me the sacrifice of praise. 'hereupon. Jesus answered! . insomuch that the idol of Baal spread through all the world% and how much does God lament this by the prophet #saiah. 'hen said he who had invited him! . + false scribes. or other unclean meats.place of the city. is his god. but . insomuch that they called it god. because that which enters into the man defiles not the man. for God eats not. 9very one was silent... the precept says not . and therefore you tithe rue and mint.(nd so we are idolaters-. and no one any account should do him hurt. 'hen said one of the doctors! ..?ou shall worship. but will come out of the man. does God use this money. that idolatry is the greatest sin. 'ell me. and the covetous has for his image silver and gold. the sons cry out! .#t is true. 'ruly # say to you. when Jesus with his finger pointed to the foundation. and in a short time the offerings were changed into money and food. will they not defile my conscience-. (nd he made a decree that every one who approached that statue within a space of fifteen cubits should be safe. 1ence the malefactors. and follow the traditions of their elders. said Jesus.'ruly this people worships me in vain. and said! . as he says by his servant David the prophet! hall # then eat the flesh of bulls and drin$ the blood of sheep. to honour it. who made idolatry to enter into the world.. and with all your mind. #s this true-. *?ou scribes and doctors lay upon the shoulders of others weights of unbearable weight.#f # shall eat por$. Jesus answered! .. 'ruly # say to you. (nd so the fornicator has for his image the harlot. because it deprives a man entirely of faith. seeing that all things are in my hands. but that which comes out of the man defiles the man.(ssuredly not.or there was a $ing who e0ceedingly loved his father.3hich is the greatest ruin of a house-. Jesus answered! . in such wise that it is necessary to build it up anew! but if every other part give way it can be repaired. 3hich thing from custom was transformed into a law. and offer to me your vows% for if # should be hungry # will not as$ aught of you. but you yourselves the while are not willing to move them with one of your fingers. the glutton and drun$ard has for image his own flesh. saying! . Jesus answered! .Disobedience will not enter into the man. (nd when their fathers wish to ta$e money.% whereby the fathers suffer. #hapter ++ 'hen Jesus said! . whose name was Baal. for which he leaves everything else but that. 3hereupon. . caused to be made an image li$e to his father. that every evil has entered into the world under the prete0t of the elders. began to offer to the statue roses and flowers. 9ven so then say # to you. 1ypocrites< you do this to fill your purse. said one of the scribes! .'ruly all that which a man loves.)aster. and conse8uently of God% so that he can have no ..(nd they ma$e vows of that little wherewith they ought to support their fathers. by which you will not go.'ruly # say to you. by reason of the benefit they received therefrom. immediately the house falls in ruin.

. nor shall you ma$e it of those things which are above the earth. :emember how. + 2ucifer.or then shall you have great honour! for every one that e0alts himself shall be humbled. nor of those which are under the earth% nor of those which are above the water. who will ta$e vengeance for this sin upon the fathers and upon their children even to the fourth generation. but found it not. . that if a man $new his miseries. *'ruly # say to you.3hen you are invited. that it were better to burn a city than to leave an evil custom. But go and sit in the meanest place.#n the name of God. Jesus gave than$s% and that day it was published through Jerusalem how great things Jesus had said. (nd having said this. were $indled with greater hatred. that atan became not reprobate for any other sin than for his pride. when our people had made the calf. # say. that were the beauty of the angels. and come and sit here. . insomuch that the people gave than$s to God blessing his holy name. above<. he would always weep here on earth and account himself most mean. and you shall see how grave is this sin. . . . and when they had worshipped it. +h.or no other cause did the first man with his wife weep for a hundred years without ceasing.spiritual affection. (nd li$e "haraoh they hardened their heart! wherefore they sought occasion to slay him.?ou shall not ma$e to yourself any image of those things which are in heaven nor of those things which are under the heaven. (nd having eaten somewhat. *'ruly # say to you. 1e stretched it out whole. for they perceived that it could not in any wise be assailed. and did shine li$e the dawn! truly to earth is fallen your pride<. as if it had never had anything wrong with it.. having understood that he spo$e against the traditions of the elders. remember not to set yourself in the highest place. prayed.1ow are you fallen from heaven.. #hapter +'here stood before the door one who had his right hand shrun$en in such fashion that he could not use it.(rise. 9ven as says the prophet #saiah%. terrible &udgment of God upon the idolaters<. beyond every other thing.or they $new truly where they had fallen through their pride.. with the miracle he had wrought. in order that if a greater friend of the host come the host say not to you! . nor of those which are under the water.or # am your God. spea$ing to #srael! . stretch out your infirm hand< . 'hen with fear of God they began to eat. craving mercy of God.. to whom God has given the sword to destroy ini8uities. 'hen Jesus continued! . But every other sin leaves to man the hope of obtaining mercy! and therefore # say that idolatry is the greatest sin. friend. in order that he who invited you may come and say! . (ll stood amazed at the spea$ing of Jesus. (fterwards said Jesus! .or on account of such is God wroth with the princes and $ings of the earth. by commandment of God Joshua and the tribe of 2evi too$ the sword and slew of them one hundred and twenty thousand of those that did not crave mercy of God. But the scribes and priests.(rise and sit lower down<* which were a shame to you. God said. strong and &ealous. Jesus said again! . and he that humbles himself shall be e0alted. man.'ruly # say to you.#n order that you may $now that my words are true.:emember that which God spo$e and which )oses and Joshua wrote in the 2aw. reproaching him with these words! . and then said! . having lift up his heart to God. . 3hereupon Jesus.

atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$.'ruly # say to you. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become. # say. give me your heart. 'hen said atan! . before his fall. the hypocrites ma$e much . with them that were of his mind.Calf him not 2ord. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive.2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth.. nor did God so much as send him any prophet to invite him to repentance! but man now that all the prophets are come e0cept the )essenger of God who shall come after me. )a$e prayer unceasingly. when. so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly..God having created a mass of earth. and he who as$s receives. #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing. who was as it were priest and head of the angels. 'hen Jesus said! . (nd the other devils said! . saying! . 'hey that loved God bowed themselves. 'herefore. we are spirit. one day when all the angels were assembled! . 3herefore consider that we are spirit.'he fool has said in his heart. your creator. lives carelessly without any fear. 'hen said God to the followers of atan! .or he who see$s finds. and shall suffer greater torments. no e0ample of fearing.. Because atan had.:epent you. for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! . that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us. . because # desire to annul all that you shall do. for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust. but atan.. 'ruly # say to you. and he who $noc$s to him it is opened. as though there were no God. said! . albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable.. and that # may prepare his way and man. and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth.+ 2ord. (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth. + 2ucifer%. and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%. lifting their heads. Jesus answered! . for you are 2ord. and recognize me as God.. and his followers.+ master. + you cursed. but # am content thereat.. and therefore it is not fitting so to do. $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy.+ my servant. you have un&ustly made me hideous.3e repent of having done you any reverence. and because he always tempts man to do evil. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%.2oo$ you. 1aving said this.. and having left it for twenty. 3hereat the holy angels. being indignant. and the )essenger of God. as God lives. because so God wills. for # have no mercy on you.five thousand years without doing aught else% atan. 'hey answered! .. 3hereupon said God.. there is no God. and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! . without one of them doing good.+ 2ord. 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! . for we have understood that he fell through disobedience. tell us how atan fell through pride. cast down their face to earth in fear. by the great understanding that he possessed. )any therefore forsoo$ God. he instigated the angels.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem. 'hen said God! .Depart from me.

and therefore atan has power over them. #hapter +7 'he disciples wept at the *words of Jesus and besought him. :emember . A Jesus said! . *Believe me. Jesus answered! .(ssuredly none. and as$ of him mercy for his sins. that one syllable of the 2aw of God cannot be bro$en without the.+ 2ord our God. in sooth. and forgive us our sins. and before him spea$ well of "ilate the governor. and suffer us not to fall into temptations. saying! .9ven so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say! . gravest sin. he would obtain all that he should as$. that if man should ma$e prayer to God as is fitting.. that very few ma$e true prayer. have mercy on us. but their heart is far from me.. that all the water of the sea will not wash him who with his heart loves ini8uities.. and what he is going to do. because with their lips they honour me. but will burden his soul with sin li$e to idolatry. no one that brea$s one least precept can be pleasing to God. and their heart cries out for &ustice.Consider what you would do if the :oman governor seized you to put you to death. Now who would go to spea$ to 1erod with his bac$ towards him. for he shall have no part there.orgive me. (nd furthermore # say to you. because God wills not those who honour him with their lips! who in the 'emple as$ 6with7 their lips for mercy.* and with his hands should stri$e you a blow. ta$e away your thoughts from my eyes. whereof he has not repented.'ruly # say to you. #hapter +3 'hen answered John! . Now tell me! who would go to spea$ to the :oman governor to 1erod. # have not come to destroy it. your $ingdom come in us. and therefore they do not mean that which they as$. to whom pertains glory and honour for ever. in whose presence my soul stands. . your will be done always. that he that goes to ma$e prayer without consideration moc$s God.3ash you and be clean.2ord. *'ruly # say to you.. as God lives. and as it is done in heaven so be it done in earth% give us the bread for every day. (s God lives. should with his lips say to you. and spea$s well of him. what ought man to do in order to spea$ with God. having in&ured you. #f one.prayer in every part of the city in order to be seen and held for saints by the multitude! but their heart is full of wic$edness. teach us to ma$e prayer.. 1e turns his bac$ to God and his face to atan. (nd let your words be these! . . e0cept he first have made up his mind to whom he is going.or in his heart is the love of ini8uity. . whom he hates to the death. but shall be least in the $ingdom of God. hallowed be your holy name. But # do you to wit that it is necessary to observe that which God says by #saiah the prophet.Do you thin$ that # have come to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. 9ven as he says to #saiah the prophet.. with these words! . but rather to observe it. saying! .'a$e away this people that is ir$some to me.(ssuredly none. and that same do you when you go to ma$e prayer. and with their heart love ini8uity and thin$ on fresh sins. (nd if man does so in order to spea$ with man. how would you forgive him. )oreover # say to you.. while than$ing him for all that he has given him'ruly # say to you. ?et no less does the man who goes to ma$e prayer and prepares not himself.or every prophet has observed the 2aw of God and all that God by the other prophets has spo$en. 'ruly # say to you. for you are alone our God. as we forgive them that sin against us.2ord. #t is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it.)aster let us wash ourselves as God commanded by )oses. but deliver us from evil. that no one will ma$e prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed.

Behold # give to you every fruit to eat. and they fled. both of the animals that fly and of them that wal$ and swim. + my servant (dam. God said! . (dam besought God. whereof he said! . who by prayer obtained all that they as$ed. eeing the man alone. 'hen God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing% upon the thumb. and shall be my )essenger.. who made the fire to rain from heaven.)oses the servant of God. . # tell you that you are the first man whom # have created. for you shall become unclean. God created everything that lives. # pray you. who with his prayer scourged 9gypt. who made the sun stand still. But those men truly did not see$ their own in their matters. + master.(dam. who smote with fear the innumerable host of the "hilistines% .3hen God has e0pelled atan. and gave her to (dam for his wife. #hapter -0 3hen atan had $nowledge of this he became mad with indignation. who.. which said! . #hapter +9 'hen said John! . 3herefore he made him to sleep.'here is only one God%. and so he drew near to the gate of paradise where a horrid serpent with legs li$e a camel. bar$ing. and you shall suffer great miseries.. grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands. and there drowned "haraoh and his host... 'he horses aroused themselves and impetuously set themselves to run over that piece of earth which lay among lilies and roses%. and nails on his feet 6that7 . :emember Joshua. and said! . amuel. 'hen with fatherly affection the first man $issed those words. 9lisha raised a dead man. and too$ a rib from near his heart.Blessed be your holy name.2ord. but shall drive you forth. and. saw in the air a writing that shone li$e the sun%. to whom he said! . thing.3ell have you spo$en. 1e set the twain of them as lords of "aradise.'here is only one God. saying! . and so many other holy prophets. Jesus answered! .Be you welcome. filling the place with flesh.Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world. and he adorned the world with all that it has. (nd he whom you have seen 6mentioned7 is your son. that you have deigned to create me% but tell me. and upon the thumb.#t is not well that he should remain alone.)uhammad is )essenger of God.. 3hereupon God gave spirit to that unclean portion of earth upon which lay the spittle of atan.. for whom # have created all things% who shall give light to the world when he shall come% whose soul was set in a celestial splendour %si0ty thousand years before # made any.# than$ you..nail of the right hand it said! . filled the horses with fear. ?ou to remain here. .nail of the left it said! . but we lac$ to $now how man sinned through pride. which Gabriel had ta$en up from the mass% and raised up the dog.)uhammad is )essenger %of God. who shall come into the world many years hence. *'hen said God! .. e0cept the apples and the corn. he announced to them that if that mass of earth should receive a soul there would be for them grievous labour% and that therefore it would be to their advantage to trample that piece of earth in such wise that it should be no more good for anything. what means the message of these words! .. while all the holy angels sang! . and rubbed his eyes. and )uhammad is the )essenger of God. +ne day atan approached to the gates of paradise. 1ave there been other men before me-. + 2ord my God. seeing the horses eating grass. A +f that rib made he 9ve. having sprung upon his feet. + God our 2ord. insomuch that # shall not suffer. 'hen God gave his soul to man.Beware that in no wise you eat of these fruits. but sought only God and his honour. and the angel Gabriel had purified that mass of earth whereon atan spat. opened the :ed ea. 3hereupon (dam opened his mouth and said! . 9li&ah..

who shall $eep you as a slave.* 'hen God said to the woman! *3hy did you give 6this7 food to your husband-* 9ve answered! * atan deceived me. shall abide under the dominion of man.* atan answered! *1e does not spea$ the truth< ?ou must $now that God is wic$ed and envious.* 'he serpent answered! *1ow shall # let you enter 6since7 God has commanded me to cast you out-* atan answered! *?ou see how much God loves you% he has set you outside of paradise to $eep guard over a lump of clay.* 'hen God said to (dam! *Because you have 6listened to7 your wife and have eaten the fruit.* 'hen God said! *(nd who has robbed you of your innocence. and called (dam. and so you shall go and stay at your pleasure. and. # hid myself from your presence because my wife and # are na$ed. was sleeping. and said to her! *3hy do you not eat of those apples and corn-* 9ve answered! *+ur God has said to us that 6if we7 eat 6them7 we shall be unclean. her husband. and so # ate 6the fruit7. where every man has the mar$. atan presented himself before the woman li$e a beauteous angel. open your mouth.* 'hen the serpent said! *(nd how shall # set you within 6paradise7-* atan said. 6and7 said! *. and you shall do whatever you please. But if you and your companion do according to my counsel. and. and so 6when7 you enter into paradise 6you7 shall place me near to those two lumps of clay that are newly wal$ing upon the earth. and so we are ashamed to present ourselves before you. and you shall not remain sub&ect to others but li$e God you shall $now good and evil.* (fterwards God called . stood on guard. being ashamed. but $eeps every one as a slave.* 'hen 9ve too$ and ate of those 6fruits7. cursed be the earth in your wor$s% it shall bring forth brambles and thorns for you.* 'hen the serpent did so. 9ve answered! *( serpent that stands at the northern gate brought him near to me. and you shall eat bread by the sweat of your face. saying! *(nd you who did 6listen7 to atan. he put his hand into his throat. and suffers no e8uals. which is man< #f you bring me into paradise # will ma$e you so terrible that every one shall flee you. and # will enter into your belly. and placed atan near 9ve. 'he enemy said to him! *2et me to enter into paradise.irst drive this wic$ed serpent forth from paradise. saying! *(dam. 3hen midday was passed. he must trail his body upon the earth. because you shall be e8ual to God. and when her husband awo$e she told 6him everything7 that atan had said% and he too$ and ate the fruit 6when7 his wife offered them to him. and gave the food to your husband. :emember that you are earth. and you shall bear children with travail. *?ou are great! therefore. and when outside cut off his legs! for if he wants to wal$. #hapter -1 'hen both of them $new that they were na$ed. God called the angel )ichael. who holds the sword of God. But. and to earth you return. he remembered the words of God. as the food was going down.* (nd he spo$e to 9ve. the wife whom you have given me 6urged7 me to eat 6it7 and so # have eaten it.* *(nd how did that reprobate enter into 6the garden7-* said God. God appeared to them. 6'his is7 why he has said this 6to you7% in order that you may not become e8ual to him.* (nd having called the serpent.cut li$e a razor on every side. you shall eat of those fruits as 6you eat7 of the other 6fruits7. wishing to stop the food. and will not be able to abide 6any7 longer in paradise-* (dam answered! *+ 2ord. for (dam. where are you-* 1e answered! *2ord. and he will drive us from paradise. unless you have eaten the fruit 6that ma$es you7 unclean. they too$ fig leaves and made a clothing for their secret parts.

1e has the devil on his bac$ who recounts all to him. from my presence<* 'hen atan departed. or any prophet. 'hen said they! .No.(re you 9li&ah or Jeremiah. he said! *)ay it be pleasing to God.. 'hey said! . 'hen. (dam. and Jesus was weeping. and )uhammad is )essenger of God. 'hen said "eter! .'ruly # say to you. . and recounted all to the chiefs of the priests. one for you and one for )oses and the other for 9li&ah..'herefore go not you any more into Jerusalem. and shall bring the words of truth. and there ascended with him "eter %and James %and John %his brother. because so have suffered all the prophets and holy one of God. when they saw many who came to find him. in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth. or any of the ancient prophets-. and do penance. # will that every uncleanness 6from7 them and 6from7 all their children . 'hey said! .. and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness. that the chiefs and the elders of our people see$ occasion against me. for there be that are with us and there be that are against us.3ho are you.. .. 'herefore said Jesus to him! . and $now not what you say.2ord. if you will. and said the truth! . 3hereupon there shone a great light above him.ay. (nd having said this. "eter spo$e. Jesus confessed.. and cries! . for the chiefs of the priests too$ counsel among themselves to catch him in his tal$. even as it is written in 9saias%. that you come 8uic$ly and draw us out of misery. reprobate. who came laughing. 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! . 3eeping. and God said to (dam 6and7 9ve. 6of which7 they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me ..# am not the )essiah. who was made before me. and he said to him! *Because you. my )essenger. 'hen Jesus said! .?ou are foolish. who were both weeping! *Go forth from paradise. 3herefore they sent the 2evites and some of the scribes to 8uestion him. for it is necessary that # should suffer many persecutions. and do not let your hope fail.. Jesus answered! .. #hapter -* 'hen the disciples wept after this discourse. Jesus answered! . said Jesus. who said! . the other by wishing to ma$e himself e8ual with God.. and his garments became white li$e snow and his face glistened as the sun%. and said! * ince you will to ma$e me 6continually7 worse..# am a voice that cries through all Judea. and shall come after me.* God hid himself 6from (dam and 9ve7.. saying! . with him who writes this. atan and (dam sinned through pride. 'herefore."repare you the way for the messenger of the 2ord. 'here is only one God. 'he 2evites and scribes departed in confusion.#f you be not the )essiah nor 9li&ah. turning around. # will ma$e me that which # shall be able<* 'hen said God! *Depart. and the angel )ichael drove them forth from paradise. and lo< there came )oses and 9li&ah% spea$ing with Jesus concerning all that needs must come upon our race and upon the holy city. (nd while he .3ho are you-. + my son. it is good to be here. Jesus departed and went to the mount 'abor. have deceived 6(dam and 9ve7 and have made them unclean. wherefore do you preach new doctrine. we will ma$e here three tabernacles.)essiah. and ma$e yourself of more account than the )essiah-. cursed one.. saw written above the gate. the one by despising man. in order that we may give testimony to those who sent us.* (nd thus.or # am not worthy to unloose the ties of the hosen or the ratchets of the shoes of the )essenger of God whom you call . so that his faith shall have no end. for # will send your son so that your seed shall lift the dominion of atan from off the human race! for # will give all things to he who shall come.'he miracles which God wor$s by my hands show that # spea$ that which God wills% nor indeed do # ma$e myself to be accounted as him of whom you spea$.. But fear not.atan. saying! .* atan then gave a horrible roar.

even so shall your seed do. + (braham%. #hapter -'he disciples said! . that every prophet when he is come has borne to one nation only the mar$ of the mercy of God.in #shmael%. and they heard a voice saying! . (ccordingly Jesus said! . insomuch that he shall ma$e atan confounded% for so promised God to (braham.(nd the )essenger of God when he shall come. and Jacob was father of Judah. 'hen said (ndrew! . whose son was he..ear not.Behold my servant. willing to wor$. . Jesus seated himself at the foot of the mountain. (nd so their words were not e0tended save to that people to which they were sent. Jesus answered with a groan! . therefore of your $indness tell us clearly all. in order that the creatures should find &oy and blessedness in God. 1e shall come with power upon the ungodly. saying! .+ master.. Jesus went down and raised up his disciples. so save because thus he has willed'ruly # say to you. (nd wherefore is this. he created before all things the soul of his )essenger... in whom # am well pleased% hear you him. save 6from7 Judas #scariot. 'he disciples were filled with fear.. #hapter -+ Jesus went down to the eight disciples who were awaiting him below. James answered! .. and shall destroy idolatry. and has done this in order that you may believe on my words.spo$e they were covered with a white cloud..+f #saac% for #saac was father of Jacob. sit you on my right hand until # ma$e your enemies your footstool. saying! . 'hen Jesus said! . that the promise was made in #saac.+ master. truly because he is perfect.. tell us in whom this promise was made% for the Jews say . saying thus! God said to my lord. for whom he determined to create the whole. God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies.Believe me. it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine. 'he disciples answered! .. #f the )essenger of God whom you call )essiah were son of David. (nd the four narrated to the eight all that they had seen! and so there departed that day from their heart all doubt of Jesus. but )oses did not write it.#t is so written. how should David call him lord. Jesus answered! David. for truly # say to you.?ou deceive yourselves% for David in spirit calls him lord.. and they ate ofthe wild fruits. has not need of satisfaction. who believed nothing. when he shall come. in your seed # will bless all the tribes of the earth% and as you have bro$en in pieces the idols. not in #saac.. (nd so. which he has appointed to be his slaves. because they had not bread. and of what lineage-. whence his )essenger should ta$e delight in all his creatures. 3hereupon Jesus said! . God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand. for God loves you.9veryone that wor$s wor$s for an end in which he finds satisfaction. of what lineage will he be-. of whose lineage is David. and fell with their face upon the earth as dead. that the promise was made in #shmael. nor Joshua. seeing that he has satisfaction himself. But the )essenger of God. and the #shmaelites say .+f David.Behold. (nd in li$e manner the other disciples besought him. James answered! .in #saac. 3herefore # say to you that God..?ou have told us many things of the )essiah.

Jesus rendered his than$s to God. Jesus said! . /now you who is hypocrite. (nd when # saw him my soul was filled with consolation.. as said Job the prophet of God.'ell us plainly. the latter with lewd living. Jesus answered! . o that if today he praises you. 'hey answered! . (braham answered! *Behold the servant of God. the former with false doctrine. . God be with you. saying to (braham! . the spirit of prudence and temperance.."ut not your confidence in princes. even he is a hypocrite. + blessed time.(rise.doers. .+ )uhammad%. #hapter -0 'hen came the angel Gabriel to Jesus. and may he ma$e me worthy to untie. 3oe.or the angel said! . . your firstborn #shmael%. inasmuch as he . but with his heart serves men.'hen said the disciples! .. because we $now that you are sent from God. and if today he wills to reward you.+ master. he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy. in whom is no salvation% for at death their thoughts perish.'ruly # say to you. all the world shall $now how God loves you% but how shall the world $now the love that you bear to God. 1ow is #saac firstborn. the hypocrite is a robber and commits sacrilege.Clear is the deception of our doctors! therefore tell us you the truth.'ruly # say to you. hypocrites and evil.but rather our rabbins.'a$e your son. your shoelatchet%. who drew near to Jesus. for . so that scarcely is the truth found..'ruly # say to you. and go to Jerusalem<.# therefore say to you that the )essenger of God is a splendour that shall give gladness to nearly all that God has made. before death they find themselves deprived of reward. and so leaves therein every unclean thought and every filthy lust. (ccordingly Jesus departed and went up to Jerusalem. the spirit of &ustice and "iety. so that he never continues in one stay. the spirit of wisdom and might. saying! . to day have contaminated almost all things. (s God lives. 3oe to the hypocrites< for the praises of this world shall turn for them into insults and torments in hell. tomorrow he will be fain to despoil you. ready to do all that which God shall will. if when #saac was born #shmael was seven years old. because their reward is vain. him reverence. saying! . forasmuch as his wor$ penetrates not the heart which men cannot see. it has been said to us that you say evil of us% therefore beware lest some evil befall you. the spirit of fear and love. who do not fear God< 'ruly # say to you.! no. for obtaining this # shall be a great prophet and holy one of God. even as every prophet has seen him! seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy. tomorrow he will abuse you.unstable. and began to teach the people...1e who with his tongue serves God. when he shall come to the world< Believe me that # have seen him and have done. which he has received from God three times more than he has given to all his creatures. (nd on the sabbath day he entered into the 'emple%. you shall discover the malice of our scribes and doctors. 6nor7 in the children of men. (nd having said this..3ho is a hypocrite. for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel. that atan ever see$s to annul the laws of God% and therefore he with his followers. that if you consider the words of the angel Gabriel.(braham. that # spea$ evil of the hypocrites% therefore if you be hypocrites # spea$ against you. 'hen answered Jesus! . then. and come up the mountain to sacrifice him.(ssuredly it is necessary that you do something for love of God. and spo$e to him in such wise that we also heard his voice. the spirit of gentleness and patience. in whose presence # stand. 3hereupon the people ran together to the 'emple with the high priest and priests. which said! . that he who does a good thing in order that men may see him..man is. . to the hypocrites.. + wretched man< for dying he loses all his reward.or on this matter says the prophet David! .* 'hen spo$e God.

'he chief of the priests cried out.(nd who is there among you who. But the priests chafed with rage among themselves. magnifying God. that the hypocrite has not faith. and was willing to slay his own son.urely. and made a hedge for it in order that it should not be trampled down of beasts.. is it not lawful to spea$ on the sabbath day. # spea$ not against you.Now tell me.'his man is not sent of God. (nd this they did many times. saying! . 'herefore said Jesus! . 'ell me. which you convert into a cave of robbers! if you do all to please men. 3oe to you. in the name of our God. he would purify his heart. #hapter -7 Jesus went down.place. that the hypocrite is as a sepulchre. not regarding that the 'emple of God is a house of prayer and not of merchandise. 9very one answered! . even as their fathers have done against the holy ones of God. 'hen the woman raised herself up whole. from Jerusalem. but rec$ not of an elephant<. when Jesus had arrived.urthermore # say to you. a prophet of . seeing he $eeps not the sabbath% for today he has healed an infirm person. what will the lord of the vineyard do to the husbandmen. he $eeps full of ini8uity. over whom every one was weeping. how many are there today that fear the smiting of a straw in another*s eye. for you are servants of God% but if you do all for gain. and others they ripped open with a $nife. for God will ta$e away from you the priesthood<. and to ma$e prayer for the salvation of others.# set before you an e0ample. how many there are that fear an ant. and his vineyard will he give to other husbandman. saying! . that 6on the outside7 is white.. if you be such. seeing a woman who from her birth had remained with her head bent toward the ground. do the service of God because God has created you and as$s it of you. but within is full of corruption and worms. because they were not able to seize him and to wor$ their will upon him. which magnified him. (nd when he had said this the chief priests wished to seize him. here is $nown your hypocrisy< +h. and went to Nain. and not sons of (braham. and thieves the honour of God. + priests. a widow. . 3hereupon. + woman. (nd having said this. 'here was a householder who planted a vineyard. 'ruly # say to you. priests and doctors. said! . because he has not faith. he went forth from the 'emple%. they stoned some and burned some. but they feared the common people./now you not that the vineyard is the 1ouse of #srael. (nd in the midst of it he built a press for the wine. forasmuch as if he believed that God sees all and with terrible &udgment would punish wic$edness. would not pull him out on the sabbath. who left his father*s house for love of God. Jesus answered! .ma$es use of the 2aw to appear good.:aise your head. 3hereupon. having ripped open so many prophets of God% so that at the time of (hab %there was not found one to bury the holy ones of God<. #hapter -1 (gain spo$e Jesus. as he drew near to the gate of the city. the men understood how that Jesus. and have put God out of your mind% then cry # against you that you are sons of the devil. and thereupon let it out to husbandman. and that he wills that # announce it. if on the sabbath his ass or his o0 fell into the ditch. 'hen Jesus. 3hereupon. when the time was come to collect the wine he sent his servants% whom when the husbandman saw. the citizens were bearing to the sepulchre the only son of his mother.. in the second year of his prophetic ministry. and the husbandman are the people of Judah and Jerusalem.3oe to you% for God is wroth with you. (nd shall # then have bro$en the sabbath day by having given health to a daughter of #srael. which. and so buy and sell in the 'emple as in a mar$et.#n evil wise will he ma$e them to perish. while a beam is ready to cut off their own head< +h. to whom alone pertains praise and honour for ever. in order that these may $now that # spea$ truth. o then if you.(ssuredly none.

+n the sabbath Jesus entered into the synagogue. and with pity said to her! .+ Jesus. (nd having said this. but rather his son. since to their images we give the best of all we have. saying! . 'hen came the angel Gabriel. (ssuredly if our gods should visit us we would give them all that we have. in the third year of the prophetic ministry of Jesus. (nd so did atan instigate that. when they $new him. assembled together all the sic$ fol$ they had.1e is not God... you have heard the words spo$en by David the prophet.1e is our God who has visited us. 'hen Jesus laid his hands upon each of them. but turned to go into Capernaum. was come! and so they set themselves to beseech him for the dead man. he wept. in the name of God arise up healed<. by your holy name.God is invisible.'a$e me from the world. he drew near to the mother of the dead. whereupon all were filled with fear. 'hen. #hapter -3 (t that time the army of the :omans was in Judea. saying! . (nd you see how much we fear our gods.. #hapter -9 'he scribe that day read the psalm of David. arose Jesus. they rebu$ed now one. not even )oses. saying! Justly &udge.# say to you. But Jesus did not tarry in Nain. and he has visited his people. # tell you in truth that many &udge. that he being a prophet should raise him up% which also his disciples did. saying! . 3hereupon each one was healed.+ne of your gods has visited you. fear not. atan did so instigate this manner of spea$ing that he aroused no small sedition among the people of Nain.. and opening his mouth he spo$e thus! . and that which is meet for them they &udge before the time. where says David! 3hen # shall find a time. and said! .Galilee%. 3herefore the God of our fathers cries to us by his prophet David. his servant% therefore it is not God.'hy will be done. give health to this sic$ person. for God has given you power over every infirmity. and all the people ran there together to hear him spea$. # will &udge uprightly. they besought him for the health of them.. + 2ord.3oman. young man. and you ma$e no account of it.% others said! .God of #srael. nor son of God. our country being sub&ect to them for the sins of our forefathers. so that none has seen him..Brethren. after the reading of the prophets. 2ord God almighty and merciful. and made sign of silence with his hands. weep not. said! . and turning himself to God.. 'hen the boy revived. 'he discord of Nain was such that some said! . insomuch that all that you shall grant in the name of God shall be entirely accomplished. he said! . Now it was the custom of the :omans to call god and to worship him that did any new thing of benefit to the common people. now another. 1ereupon Jesus gave a sigh.God has raised up a great prophet amongst us. for God has not a body to beget anything% but he is a great prophet of God. in which &udgment they fall for no other reason than because they &udge that which is not meet for them. . (nd so 6some7 of these soldiers finding themselves in Nain. for the world is mad. great ruin to our people was li$e to arise therefrom. 'hen Jesus feared greatly.. and placed them in front of the porch of the house where Jesus was lodging with his disciples. and they well near call me God<.. our father. + sons of men. (nd having ta$en the hand of the dead . (nd having called Jesus forth. that when he should have found a time he would &udge uprightly. Jesus went into Capernaum! whereupon the citizens. +thers said! . (nd having said this. saying! .

Do you not $now that none is good save God alone. this one is ugly. . he went out of the synagogue and the city.orasmuch as none sins without will. that if you &udge others of a fault your own heart has whereof to be &udged. and retired into the desert to pray. because it will secure you in the &udgment of God. who says! . Nebuchadnezzar the three children who would not worship their lying gods. tremendous &udgment of God< the &udge perishes. But # warn you that without mercy shall he be &udged who &udges without mercy. false &udgment is the father of all sins. therefore.. and &udge not the cause of the orphans and widows. therefore they were cast out of paradise... who sold him to the 9gyptians. +h. but loo$ solely with fear of God to the truth. who will pass tremendous &udgment upon them in the last day. and none wills that which he does not $now. and forsa$e sin and serve God with fear. because he loved solitude greatly. David &udged )ephibosheth and @riah. if not because 6in7 rashness they falsely &udge the innocent1ow nearly then the good approached to ruin by &udging falsely. sister of )oses. 'herefore are they abominable on the earth before the eyes of God.'hat one is fair. and condemned all their progeny. and how many haBve been near to perishing< "haraoh &udged )oses and the people of #srael to be impious. +h. Job. that one is good. #hapter 00 'ell me. regard no other thing% neither $insfol$ nor friends. and &udge without having been constituted &udges. as # have $nowledge by spea$ing with him. 'ruly # say to you. (hab &udged 9li&ah. who is the author of good. 'hree friends of Job %&udged the innocent friend of God. is shown by the brethren of Joseph. (nd having said thus. neither honour nor gain. and do nothing but &udge all those who pass by. and thus shall you be saved% because # am not come to receive service. and my honour # will give to none. as God lives in whose presence # stand.wherefore every man is a liar and a sinner. Judge not and you shall not be &udged. so terrible shall it be. many forthwith were converted to repentance. 'herefore # say to you. ?ou man who are set as a &udge. + man. you that &udge another man. and call the evil good. 3oe to them. and &ustify as good atan. the &udged is saved. bewailing their sins% and they would fain have forsa$en all to go with him. 3oe. who is the origin of all evil. do you not $now that all men had their origin in the same clay. which you shall see$ with greatest diligence. Cyrus &udged Daniel to be meat for the lions% and many others. 'ruly # say to you. (nd wherefore this. But Jesus said! . how many have perished by their false &udgment< atan &udged man to be more vile than himself% therefore he rebelled against God. 'he two elders &udged usanna. this one is bad. 'ruly # tell you that these testify of that which they have not seen nor really heard. Consider what punishment you shall have. . to the sinner who with the &udgment &udges sin worthy and goodness unworthy. +ur first parents &udged the speech of atan to be good. for you condemn as a malefactor God. the which were near to their ruin for this. woe to you who spea$ good of the evil. but rather to serve.# am witness and &udge. that the devils shall tremble at the &udgment of such. (ssuredly he shall bear an intolerable punishment when God shall come to &udge the world. + man. who &udged their brother. aul &udged David to be worthy of death.:emain in your homes. 3oe to you. how many have perished through false &udgment. and that it is horrible to fall into the &udgment of God.*. his creator! whereof he is impenitent. Jesus having finished his speech. and all the idolatrous princes &udged the prophets. saying! . Believe me man. because they lift the sceptre of his &udgment from the hand of God. +h.)iserable therefore are those who set themselves at street corners. how dangerous it is to &udge< oh. which shall be then upon those who &ustify the wic$ed for money. by (aron and )iriam. (nd then.. who on that account re&ects goodness and chooses sin.

#hapter 01
3hen he had prayed to the 2ord, his disciples came to him and said! ;+ master, two things we would $now% one is, how you tal$ed with atan, who nevertheless you say is impenitent% the other is, how God shall come to &udge in the day of &udgment.* Jesus replied! ;'ruly # say to you # had compassion on atan, $nowing his fall% and # had compassion on man$ind whom he tempts to sin. 'herefore # prayed and fasted to our God, who spo$e to me by his angel Gabriel! ;3hat see$ you, + Jesus, and what is your re8uest-; # answered! ;2ord, you $now of what evil atan is the cause, and that through his temptations many perish% he is your creature, 2ord, whom you did create% therefore, 2ord, have mercy upon him.; God answered! ;Jesus, behold # will pardon him. +nly cause him to say, ;2ord, my God, # have sinned, have mercy upon me,; and # will pardon him and restore him to his first state.; *# re&oiced greatly,; said Jesus, when # heard this, believing that # had made this peace. 'herefore # called atan, who came, saying! ;3hat must # do for you, + Jesus-;# answered! ;?ou shall do it for yourself, + atan, for # love not your services, but for your good have # called you.; atan replied! ;#f you desire not my services neither desire # yours% for # am nobler than you, therefore you are not worthy to serve me you who are clay, while # am spirit.; ;2et us leave this,; # said, ;and tell me if it were not well you should return to your first beauty and your first state. ?ou must $now that the angel )ichael must needs on the day of &udgment stri$e you with the sword of God one hundred thousand times, and each blow will give you the pain of ten hells.; atan replied! ;3e shall see in that day who can do most% certainly # shall have on my side many angels and most potent idolaters who will trouble God, and he shall $now how great a mista$e he made to banish me for the sa$e of a vile 6piece of 7 clay.; 'hen # said! ;+ atan, you are infirm in mind, and $now not what you say.; 'hen atan, in a derisive manner wagged his head, saying! ;Come now, let us ma$e up this peace between me and God% and what must be done say you, + Jesus, since you are sound in mind.; # answered! ;'wo words only need be spo$en.; atan replied! ;3hat words-; # answered! ;'hese! # have sinned% have mercy on me.; 'hen atan said! ;Now willingly will # ma$e this peace if God will say these words to me.; ;Now depart from me,; # said, ;+ cursed one, for you are the wic$ed author of all in&ustice and sin, but God is &ust and without any sin.; atan departed shrie$ing, and said! ;#t is not so, + Jesus, but you tell a lie to please God.; Now consider,; said Jesus to his disciples, ;how he will find mercy. 'hey answered! ;Never, 2ord, because he is impenitent. pea$ to us now of the &udgment of God.;

#hapter 0*
'he &udgment day of God will be so dreadful that, truly # say to you, the reprobates would sooner choose ten hells than go to hear God spea$ in wrath against them against whom all things created will witness. 'ruly # say to you, that not alone shall the reprobates fear, but the saints and the elect of God, so that (braham shall not trust in his righteousness, and Job shall have no confidence in his innocence. (nd what say #- 9ven the )essenger of God shall fear, for that God, to ma$e $nown his ma&esty, shall deprive his )essenger of memory, so that he shall have no remembrance how that God has given him all things. 'ruly # say to you that, spea$ing from the heart, # tremble because by the world # shall be called God, and for this # shall have to render an account. (s God lives, in whose presence my soul stands, # am a mortal man as other men are, for although God has placed me as prophet over the 1ouse of #srael for the health of the feeble and the correction of sinners, # am the servant of God, and of this you are witness, how # spea$ against those wic$ed men who after my departure from the world shall annul the truth of my gospel by the operation of atan. But # shall return towards the end, and with me shall come 9noch and 9li&ah, and we will testify against the wic$ed, whose end shall be accursed.;

(nd having thus spo$en, Jesus shed tears, whereat his disciples wept aloud, and lifted their voices, saying! ;"ardon + 2ord God, and have mercy on your innocent servant.; Jesus answered! ;(men, (men.;

#hapter 0+
;Before that day shall come,; said Jesus, ;great destruction shall come upon the world, for there shall be war so cruel and pitiless that the father shall slay the son, and the son shall slay the father by reason of the factions of peoples. 3herefore the cities shall be annihilated, and the country shall become desert. uch pestilences shall come that none shall be found to bear the dead to burial, so that they shall be left as food for beasts. 'o those who remain upon the earth God shall send such scarcity that bread shall be valued above gold, and they shall eat all manner of unclean things. + miserable age, in which scarce any one shall be heard to say! ;# have sinned, have mercy on me, + God;% but with horrible voices they shall blaspheme him who is glorious and blessed for ever. (fter this, as that day draws near, for fifteen days, shall come every day a horrible sign over the inhabitants of the earth. 'he first day the sun shall run its course in heaven without light, but blac$ as the dye of cloth% and it shall give groans, as a father who groans for a son near to death. 'he second day the moon shall be turned into blood, and blood shall come upon the earth li$e dew. 'he third day the stars shall be seen to fight among themselves li$e an army of enemies. 'he fourth day the stones and roc$s shall dash against each other as cruel enemies. 'he fifth day every plant and herb shall weep blood. 'he si0th day the sea shall rise without leaving its place to the height of one hundred and fifty cubits, and shall stand all day li$e a wall. 'he seventh day it shall on the contrary sin$ so low as scarcely to be seen. 'he eighth day the birds and the animals of the earth and of the water shall gather themselves close together, and shall give forth roars and cries. 'he ninth day there shall be a hailstorm so horrible that it shall $ill 6such7 that scarcely the tenth part of the living shall escape. 'he tenth day shall come such horrible lightning and thunder 6such7 that the third part of the mountains shall be split and scorched. 'he eleventh day every river shall run bac$wards, and shall run blood and not water. 'he twelfth day every created thing shall groan and cry. 'he thirteenth day the heaven shall be rolled up li$e a boo$, and it shall rain fire, so that every living thing shall die. 'he fourteenth day there shall be an earth8ua$e so horrible that the tops of the mountains shall fly through the air li$e birds, and all the earth shall become a plain. 'he fifteenth day the holy angels shall die, and God alone shall remain alive% to whom be honour and glory.; (nd having said this, Jesus smote his face with both his hands, and then smote the ground with his head. (nd having raised his head, he said! ;Cursed be every one who shall insert into my sayings that # am the son of God.; (t these words the disciples fell down as dead, whereupon Jesus lifted them up, saying! *2et us fear God now, if we would not be affrighted in that day.*

#hapter 03hen these signs be passed, there shall be dar$ness over the world forty years, God alone being alive, to whom be honour and glory forever. 3hen the forty years have passed, God shall give life to his )essenger, who shall rise again li$e the sun, but resplendent as a thousand suns. 1e shall sit, and shall not spea$, for he shall be as it were beside himself.

God shall raise again the four angels favoured of God, who shall see$ the )essenger of God, and, having found him, shall station themselves on the four sides of the place to $eep watch upon him. Ne0t shall God give life to all the angels, who shall come li$e bees circling round the )essenger of God. Ne0t shall God give life to all his prophets, who, following (dam, shall go every one to $iss the hand of the )essenger of God, committing themselves to his protection. Ne0t shall God give life to all the elect, who shall cry out! ;+ )uhammad be mindful of us<; (t whose cries pity shall awa$e in the )essenger of God, and he shall consider what he ought to do, fearing for their salvation. Ne0t shall God give life to every created thing and they shall return to their former e0istence, but every one shall besides possess the power of speech. Ne0t shall God give life to all the reprobates, at whose resurrection, by reason of their hideousness, all the creatures of God shall be afraid, and shall cry! ;2et not your mercy forsa$e us, + 2ord our God.; (fter this shall God cause atan %to be raised up, at whose aspect every creature shall be as dead, for fear of the horrid form of his appearance. )ay it please God,; said Jesus, ;that # behold not that monster on that day. 'he )essenger of God alone shall not be affrighted by such shapes, because he shall fear God only. ;'hen the angel, at the sound of whose trumpet all shall be raised, shall sound his trumpet again, saying! ;Come to the &udgment, + creatures, for your Creator wills to &udge you.; 'hen shall appear in the midst of heaven over the valley of Jehoshaphat% a glittering throne over which shall come a white cloud, whereupon the angels shall cry out! ;Blessed be you our God, who has created us and saved us from the fall of atan.; 'hen the )essenger %of God shall fear, for that he shall perceive that none has loved God as he should. ,or he who would get in change a piece of gold must have si0ty mites% wherefore, if he have but one mite he cannot change it. But if the )essenger of God shall fear, what shall the ungodly do who are full of wic$edness-;

#hapter 00
'he )essenger of God shall go to collect all the prophets, to whom he shall spea$ praying them to go with him to pray God for the faithful. (nd every one shall e0cuse himself for fear% nor, as God lives, would # go there, $nowing what # $now. 'hen God, seeing this, shall remind his )essenger how he created all things for love of him, and so his fear shall leave him, and he shall go near to the throne with love and reverence, while the angels sing! ;Blessed be your holy name + God, our God.; (nd when he has drawn near to the throne, God shall open 6his mind7 to his )essenger, even as a friend to a friend when for a long while they have not met. 'he first to spea$ shall be the )essenger of God, who shall say! ;# adore and love you, + my God, and with all my heart and soul # give you than$s for that you did vouchsafe to create me to be your servant, and made all for love of me, so that # might love you for all things and in all things and above all things% therefore let all your creatures praise you, + my God.; 'hen God shall say! ;3e give you than$s, + 2ord, and bless your holy name.; 'ruly # say to you, the demons and reprobates with atan shall then weep so that more water shall flow from the eyes of one of them than is in the river of Jordan. ?et shall they not see God ;(nd God shall spea$ to his )essenger, saying! ;?ou are welcome, + my faithful servant% therefore as$ what you will, for you shall obtain all.; 'he )essenger of God shall answer. ;+ 2ord, # remember that when you did create me, you said that you had willed to ma$e for love of me the world and paradise, and angels and men, that they might glorify you by me your servant. 'herefore, 2ord God, merciful and &ust. # pray you that you recollect your promise made to your servant.; (nd God shall ma$e answer even as a friend who &ests with a friend, and shall say! *1ave you witnesses of this, my friend )uhammad-* (nd with reverence he shall say! ;?es, 2ord.; 'hen

so that all things might praise me by him. 3herefore God shall call the angel )ichael. deceived by atan. #hapter 01 God shall open the boo$ in the hand of his )essenger. 'he )essenger of God shall answer! . and Jesus son of )ary. +. and he shall be the first to be cast into the abyss. that no idle lord or thought shall pass unpunished in that tremendous day. (nd the prophets every one shall arise.. #hapter 07 'hen that miserable one shall come. that the hair. (nd in the boo$ shall be written the glory of paradise. thrice and four times blessed are the poor. call them. + cursed ones. 'ruly # say to you. 3herefore every creature shall do reverence to God. and shall say! . .. who shall stri$e him one hundred thousand times with the sword of God. some five. (nd when the )essenger of God has said this. 'hen shall the )essenger of God spea$.3ho are these three witnesses-. 'he angel shall call his followers.'here are with us three witnesses better than we are.Go. and in that day they shall not have to render an account of how they have spent the riches of the world. and every louse a man shall have borne for love of God shall be turned into pearl. and his )essenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elect. that # was your son and your fellow. because God shall say to them! . God shall spea$. and the prophets shall sit near him. against whom shall first arise all creatures inferior to man. for in this world are they destitute of worldly cares. + 2ord-.'hat # have made all things for love of him. 'ruly # say to you. #shmael%. and with greatest contumely shall be accused of every creature.% and he who spea$s to you shall say! . 'hen )oses shall say! . and how the same have outraged God and his creatures. but the boo$ that you gave me said truly that # am your servant% and that boo$ confesses that which your )essenger affirms. saying! . testifying before God how they have served these men. in which are written all the names of the elect of God. (braham.1ell is your dwelling.-. and shall call atan to &udgment. and every stro$e is heavy as ten hells. some ten.. 'hen shall each pass to the right hand of God% ne0t to whom shall sit the )essenger of God. 3herefore the angel )ichael. but they shall be . and shall therefore be freed from many sins. shall stri$e some a hundred times. and shall say! . testifying against them% wherefore they shall be condemned by God to infernal flames. 'hen every one of them shall answer! .2ord the whole world.shirt shall shine li$e the sun.'hey are (dam%. because you have given us to your )essenger.place..'hus says the boo$ that you gave me + 2ord. God shall say! .3hat thing. and the angel shall then sound the trumpet.. who in true poverty shall have served God from the heart. (nd then shall they descend into the abyss.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the first.2ord who are your *witnesses-. # have done in order that every one should $now how much # love you. some fifty. and they shall in li$e manner be abused and accused. (nd when they are present God shall say to them! :emember you that which my )essenger affirms-.(ll that # have now done.'hen shall the angel departs and he shall call the aforesaid witnesses. and the blessed near the saints.God shall answer! . 'he angel Gabriel shall come to the )essenger of God. David%. (nd when he has thus spo$en. some twenty..'he boo$ that you gave to me is the second. God shall give to his )essenger a boo$. and the saints shall sit near the prophets. and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mar$ of the )essenger of God. be glory and honour. + Gabriel%. 'hey shall reply! . + 2ord.'o you alone + God. by commission from God.% and David shall say! . )oses%.. 1e shall stri$e atan. (fter that shall be called to &udgment all the unbelievers and reprobates. (nd God shall reply! . who with fear shall go thither. saying! .

not one of your friends and servants could as$ you to have mercy on them% no. and (dam 6shall deride7 all reprobate men! and this shall be because the elect shall rise again so perfect and united to God that they shall not conceive in their minds the small6est7 thought against his &ustice. Jesus answered! . that spiders and flies.#t is true. (nd Jesus wept many tears. and shall deride him with these words. ?et my words 6are7 true concerning the sword of the angel )ichael. therefore. John spo$e! . through his power and by reason of his &ustice.+ "eter. shall see again that earth. on that day # shall demand &ustice without mercy against those who despise my words.. 'herefore in one hell the reprobates shall feel punishment as though they were in ten. 'ruly. . one deeper than the other. for # their creator did employ all created things in their service and in all things have they dishonoured me. how is it to be understood that the sword of )ichael is 6as7 heavy as ten hells. how great it has been.. 3ho. how it is possible that the )essenger of God. in whose presence # stand. and the rest each one according to his wic$edness. how the &ust shall laugh at the destruction of sinners. their wic$edness. and most of all against those who defile my gospel. and in it the damned shall suffer punishment eternally. # say to you. and. that if the world $new his it would choose the hair.+ 2ord God. and shall demand &ustice. 'he )essenger of God shall answer!. 6or7 else you would not have spo$en thus.#s there more than one hell-. Jesus replied! . saying! # saw the man who put his hope in his strength and his riches. and today this discourse has made you sad% therefore. that (braham shall deride his father. (nd he having said these words. fasts sooner than feasts. and he who goes to the deep shall suffer greater punishment. (s God lives. you do not $now what you say. in going. or in a hundred or in a thousand% and the omnipotent God. 'hen after he had wept.Behold. that # have no mercy on them.rewarded for their patience and their poverty. we pray you. rest. truly the &ustice of God is great. should have no pity on reprobates that day. for he that commits but one sin merits hell.+ master. lice sooner than gold. 'hen shall God cause to return to earth every living soul inferior to man. But that which they as$ shall not be granted to them. ?et has it seven rooms or regions. #t is most &ust. who is full of mercy and pity.. with all the elect of God no. and he that commits two sins merits two hells.+ master. our glorious God. to which dogs and horses and other vile animals shall be reduced.'he other is. why say # the elect. 2ord. and above all the )essenger of God. he shall send the impious to hell. #hapter 09 1ell is one. + my disciples. and tomorrow tell us what hell is li$e. all the angels and prophets..truly # say to you. though now # weep for pity of man$ind. + my friend. 'he one is. seeing that they are of the same clay as himself. . you tell me to rest% + "eter. 'ruly # say to you. shall cause atan to suffer as though he were in ten hundred thousand hells. 9ach of them shall demand &ustice.. #hapter 03 3hile Jesus was spea$ing the disciples wept bitterly. we desire to $now two things. and forgot God. 3hen all have been e0amined.shirt sooner than purple.. cause us also to return to that earth. stones and sand shall cry out against the impious. # your servant before all as$ &ustice against them. 'hen "eter answered! . 3herefore shall they say! .1ave you not heard what David the prophet says. therefore. God shall say to his )essenger! .

(nd then Jesus uttered a lamentable groan. 'he disciples answered! .. God*s prophet. saying! . but is moc$ed by everyone% tell me. (nd what says Job. 1ave you forgotten how olomon. opening his mouth after the evening 6prayer7.'he greatest. 'ruly # say to you. and 6the7 concord of sweet song shall seem to them< 1ow sic$ shall raging hunger. against the reprobate. (nd some traded well.or # tell you in truth. with their. weeping said! 'hen lightning and bolts and brimstone and great tempest shall rain upon them. has reproved sloth. and the profit should be divided in a &ust proportion. as winter is contrary to summer. 'hen Jesus said! . the reprobates would without doubt choose the worldly tribulations. 6(nd for this reason7 he said! (ll that your hand can do. who is blessed for ever. (nd David our father. and cruel torments with bitter weeping ma$e them<. do it without rest. 'here was a man who gave money to his neighbours that they might trade with it.'his is a delight 6in comparison7 to hell. . but each stood terror. But some used the money in the service of the enemy of him who gave them the . of which Job. 'hen Jesus.. with all the prophets. and is contrary to paradise.None surely% for he would watch and stand prepared to slay the thief. would not this be great pain-. said! A . man is born to wor$.'ruly. that if God should place in one balance all the pain which all men have suffered in this world and shall suffer till the Day of Judgment. with his disciples. # hate rest above all things. the most innocent friend of God! (s the bird is born to fly. 'heir tongues shall curse all created things. seeing 6Jesus7 sad did not spea$ at all to him that day. 'ruly # say to you. and in the other 6balance7 one single hour of the pain of hell. therefore in summer shall he beg. said! 'here is no order there.#t is true that he says! 'he idle will not wor$ the soil for fear of the cold. #hapter 11 1aving said this. for imagine a man suffering torments in every part of his body. costly raiment.or the Jordan has less water than the tears which shall flow from their eyes every moment. soft couches. says! 'heir flame shall not be 8uenched nor their worm die. who has no one to show him compassion. 'hus he see$s to ma$e man sin. that if man would act as the merchant he should have no fear in that day. if he $new that a thief meant to brea$ into his house.struc$ at his words. (nd the disciples. + what cruel fire they shall give to miserable sinners< + what bitter cold. that rest in this present life is the poison of piety and the fire which consumes every good wor$. which yet shall not temper their flames< 3hat gnashing of teeth and sobbing and weeping< . and cold to heat. 'herefore. who are utterly without compassion.'ruly # say to you.3hat father of a family. father and mother. so that they doubled the money. the friend of God. Jesus washed himself. but everlasting fear< (nd #saiah the prophet. he who would describe the misery of hell must have seen the paradise of God*s delights.. how loathsome delicate meats. scorching cinders. because he would be well prepared. Do you not $now then that atan is as a roaring lion that goes about see$ing whom he may devour. and their Creator. would sleep. it is better never to have been formed than to suffer such cruel torments. + place accursed by God*s &ustice for the malediction of the faithless and reprobate. but the others from the hand of devils. for the worldly 6tribulations7 come from the hand of man. burning flames. #hapter 10 1ell is one.. according to the 2aw of God written in the Boo$ of )oses% and then they prayed. + miserable sinners.

money. they cry with the mouth not with the heart% they abstain from meats. 'ell me now. (nd then he will punish them according to the 2aw. many study and preach to others. and the body is the shop! wherefore what it receives from outside. master. 'ruly # say to you. #f the blessed God who has created this city now sustains it.. (s God lives.?ou $now not by what spirit you are led. that many ma$e ablutions and go to pray. ee then that with your love you do not sell nor buy the small thought by which d wor$ be all for you cannot profit. 3herefore said James and John! .(ssuredly he will reward those who traded well. and fill themselves with sins% they give to others things not good for them. 6man7 living well in this world. spea$ing evil of him. the neighbour is God. who by their sins halve what God has given them. many fast and give alms. whose end is abominable before God% because they cleanse the body and not the heart. have you created this city with this people. with life itself. seeing that every man has in himself cause for the vengeance of God. . God may have praise. are converted to repentance% wherefore men who live well shall be rewarded with a great reward. But wic$ed sinners. But let thought. and love of God% for so shall you find safety in that day. and thus are condemned by their own tongue. not to his own brother.or those who live well double their money by their e0ample. (s God lives. #hapter 1+ (fter certain days Jesus passed near to a city of the amaritans% and they would not let him enter the city. 3oe to them that call for vengeance% for on themselves it shall come. so that. through the senses. A:emember that God determined to destroy Nineveh because he did not find one who feared God in that city% the which was so wic$ed that God. may it please you that we pray God that he send down fire from heaven upon these people-. #hapter 1* 'hen Jesus said! .1e who would live well should ta$e e0ample from the merchant who loc$s up his shop.3hy did you not say! . who has given to man all that he has. blaspheming God and giving offence to others tell me what shall be their punishment-. but against the others his anger shall vent itself in reproaches. assuredly no. . by their lives spent in the service of atan the enemy of God. and received by a fish and cast up near to Nineveh. that we pray to the 2ord our God that this people may be converted to . wherefore God caused him to be cast into the sea. having called Jonah %the prophet to send him to that city.)ay it please you. (nd again the things which he buys he is fain to ma$e a profit% for if he perceives that he will lose thereby he will not sell. and selling guards it day and night with great diligence. in whose presence my soul stands. nor would they sell bread to his disciples. (nd he preaching there. in order that they may be held good% they study that they may $now to spea$. said the disciples. speech. because sinners. so that God had mercy on them.+ madmen that you are. why desire you to destroy it. Now tell me. that you so spea$.. 'hus then should you do% for in truth your soul is a merchant. seeing their e0ample.. when the neighbour shall call the debtors to account how shall the matter go. not to wor$% they preach to others against that which they do themselves.or all creatures united together could not create a single new fly from nothing. no. Jesus answered! . (nd the money is love. that people was converted to repentance. . he would fain for fear of the people have fled to 'arsus%. is bought and sold by it. and man the glory of paradise. even so should he spend all for the love of God. these do not $now God with their hearts% for if they $new him they would love him% and since whatsoever a man has he has received it from God.#t shall be without measure. and this it is to create.)aster.

to pray to God for those who do evil. and whom therefore. David the prophet. which had five porticoes.'ell me. 'hus did =echariah when. that you would $ill himei. 3herefore.2ord. + Joab. nor of him who afflicts you% but consider how much for your sins you are worthy to receive at the hand of the devils of hell. in order that he may in&ure the body of his enemy.(s God lives.. if the saints and prophets of God have been persecuted and defamed by the world even though they were innocent. but only struc$ with infirmity. the head of his soul.or this reason a great number of sic$ persons remained beside the pool.or tell me. nor sell bread to us.(ssuredly your body. #saiah. slew him. so Jesus. 'hus did (braham %for "haraoh%.Do you want to be made whole-.. in whose presence my soul stands. #hapter 1. (nd Jesus saw there an impotent man. But tell me. 'ell me.Now how can he be of sane mind who separates himself from God.(ssuredly no% for you are strangers in this land. 'hus did Jeremiah. (nd the bath was so called because every day the angel of God troubled the water.or have you helped them to reap it. the angel of God did not slay.penitence-. ?ou are angry with this city because it would not receive us. who will turn this curse into a blessing. o be it. + sinner. and present gifts to those who persecute you and stri$e you much% because. are these people your slaves. had compassion on the sic$ man. who had been there thirty. who are worthy of hell'ell me. (ssuredly this is the proper act of a disciple of mine.have you given them their corn. 'hus did (bel when his brother Cain. 'ell me. + man. and said to him! . . $nowing this by divine inspiration. 3hat thing is this then that you say-.. do you not $now that himei cursed the servant of God. with all the friends of God and holy prophets. we have sinned% may God have mercy on us.Now what said David to those who would fain have $illed himei. Daniel. went up to Jerusalem. . o Jesus. who too$ from him his wife.. 9ze$iel. accursed of God. (nd Jesus answered! . and every one who praises you. eight years sic$ with a grievous infirmity. and poor men. and David. who is your enemy. with his disciples.and if they endured all with patience.. + my disciples. (bsalom. he was slain in the 'emple. is there anyone who would brea$ his head for the sa$e of tearing the cloa$ of his enemy. praying for their persecutors.let him curse me. (nd he went to the pool called "robatica. if a brother were stric$en with frenzy.have you given them this city. by decree of the impious $ing. when you are in tribulation do not thin$ of how much you have borne. + man. 3herefore if you were of sane mind you would $iss the hand of those who revile you. for this is the will of God. + man because the more that for your sins you are reviled and persecuted in this life the less shall you be in the day of &udgment. would you slay him because he spo$e evil and struc$ those who came near him(ssuredly you would not do so% but rather would you endeavour to restore his health with medicines suitable to his infirmity.3hat is it to you. what shouldst you do. + man. (ssuredly not a leaf stirs without the will of God. what shall be da one to you. #hapter 10 'he "assover drew near. and threw stones at him. a sinner is of infirm mind when he persecutes a man. and whoever first entered the water after its movement was cured of every $ind of infirmity. . 'he two disciples answered! . (nd thus it was% for God saw the patience of David and delivered him from the persecution of his own son.

that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father (braham. with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him. and suc$s up ini8uity even as a sponge suc$s up water. and said! . 'he priest was silent. .?ou call me good. saying! # will call chosen the people not chosen. and go your way to your home.#t is the abbath day% it is not lawful for you to carry your bed. and went to his house praising God. #hapter 17 . 3ith the tongue atan blessed our first parents.. 'hen Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said! . ! and all this shall be because you do not wal$ now in his 2aw. But God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! :emove from me these your sacrifices. and carried his bed upon his shoulders. 'hen the impotent man arose.*. be whole% rise and ta$e up your bed. even the angels are not faultless in God*s presence.. *"ic$ up your bed. 1e answered! .Good master. scribes and "harisees< 3oe to you.Beware of those who bless you. (nd Jesus went into the 'emple.'he impotent man answered! . o among themselves they said! .3ho is he-..2ord our God. and do not eat it all. for he causes the sabbath to be bro$en. )oreover he said! 'he flesh attracts sin. priests and 2evites< because you have corrupted the sacrifice of the 2ord. and give them a new heart. Jesus answered! .. saying! . so that the praised one perished with the praisers. brother. 3herefore not without cause did God say by #saiah the prophet! + )y people. what reward shall God give us in paradise-. you teach well and truly% tell me therefore. not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers.or so said olomon! 2ife and death are in the power of the tongue. . which they did nott and he shall ta$e from them a heart of stone. ir. your victims are abominable to me.#t must have been Jesus the Nazarene.# do not $now his name.or you say to them! *Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the 'emple of your God. (nd having said this.. for 6Jesus the Nazarene7 is a holy one of God. so that the faith and obedience of our father (braham. praising God. +thers said! . the friend of God. (nd Jesus said! . but give to your God a share of that which he has given you*% and you do not tell them of the origin of sacrifice. 3oe to you.'ruly # say to you. o did Goliath bless the "hilistines. should never be forgotten.. (nd as he says in 9ze$iel the prophet! God shall ma$e a new covenant with his people. when the angel troubles the waters # do not have anyone to put me into it. (nd he turned to his disciples.1e that made 6me7 whole said to me. (nd you have the $ey and do not open! rather you bloc$ the road for those who would . 1e answered! .No. .#n God*s name. God of our fathers. and do not $now that God alone is good. #hapter 11 +ne of them came to him. so that those who come to sacrifice believe that God eats coo$ed flesh 6in the manner of7 a man. have mercy upon this impotent man.or the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spo$e by 1osea the prophet. those that bless you deceive you. and a great multitude drew near to him to hear his words 6for which reason7 the priests were consumed with envy. o did four hundred false prophets bless (hab% but false were their praises. said! ( child of a day old is not clean% yes. 'hose who saw him cried! . whereas he who has done this thing is a wic$ed man. 'hen as$ed they him! . o did the sages of 9gypt bless "haraoh. but while # am coming 6to the water7 another steps down before me and enters. being confounded. but the outcome of his words was miserable. Jesus said! . even as Job. nothing is more perilous than speech.. because they deceive you.

(nd when the $ing re8uired any service. spo$e evil of the $ing. 3hat then shall . Now when the $ing heard this. in whose presence # stand. tell me. Now assuredly this $ing was most merciful% but the man beat the slaves. ( shepherd who has a floc$ of sheep. who stood near the sanctuary. who had wounded him to death. But you would have said. and harden not your heart. for the $ing deprived him of all. 3herefore # say to you. )oses and (aron. so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage. who tended him. tay.. 'here was a $ing who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves%. and discomfited an hundred and twenty $ings of the Canaanites and )adianites% he gave him his laws.+ priests. but truth. but you desire not the burden of the republic% and you desire tithes and first fruits as priests. and you desire not to cultivate the 9arth% you desire the fishes of the sea.3hat will God give us in paradise-.But how does #srael bear himself. and gave him therefore to his servants Joseph. but for fear of the common people they spo$e not a word. 'hen Jesus said! .# will spea$ to you by a parable that you may understand. 'ruly # say to you that those who thin$ of the wages do not love the master. and "harisees. #hapter 19 (s God lives. repent and turn to God even as our fathers did after sinning. (nd the $ing conceived a great love for the sic$ man. + "harisees. and this they did with all diligence. but you desire not to spin and nurture children% you desire the fruits of the field. (s God lives. .3hat will God give me-. 'he priests were consumed with rage at this speech. and to this end am # sent to you. (nd he had compassion on him. #hapter 13 ?ou as$ me to tell you what God will give us in paradise. what did he do to so impious a man-. (nd Jesus continued. ?ou desire horses li$e $nights. despised the medicines. # proclaim to you what God has said to you by his prophet #saiah! . prepares to defend them% contrariwise. and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him. and cruelly punished him. but you desire not to go a fishing% you desire honour as citizens. but you desire not to go forth to war! you desire fair clothing li$e women.. and made him his heir. as did David his prophet! 3hat shall # give to God for all that he has given to me. but you desire not to serve God in truth. (nd our God conceived such love for him that for the sa$e of the people of #srael he smote 9gypt. when he sees the wolf coming.. if the God of our fathers were your God you would not have thought of saying! . and you high. he was wont to say! . ma$ing him heir of all that 6land7 wherein our people dwells.+ doctors.'he $ing is our God. + priests. through your offence. ?ou ought to have as$ed me! 3hat will be the punishment that God will give you in hell% and then what you ought to do for true penitence in order that God may have mercy on you! for this # can tell you.3hat will the $ing give me as reward-. + scribes. 'he priest was departing to report everything to the high priest. the hireling when he sees the wolf leaves the sheep and flees.# have nourished slaves and e0alted them. for # will answer your 8uestion. in whose presence # stand. 'hey all replied! . + priests< (nd how do you dishonour God with your manner of life< (nd now you as$ me! . abused his wife.. saying! . drowned "haraoh.3oe to him. who found #srael in this world full of miseries.wal$ in it. and caused his vassals to rebel against him. but they have despised me. you will not receive adulation from me.. but Jesus said! .1ow many prophets has he slain% how many prophecies has he contaminated% how has he violated the 2aw of God! how many for that cause have departed from God and gone to serve idols. . and scribes.priest that hear my voice.

Begone and depart from me. ome say that you are 9li&ah.. and house falls upon house. and was deprived of hearing. blasphemy against the 1oly pirit is without remission in this and in the other world% because the wic$ed man of his own will reprobates himself.God do with you.. depart. # have spo$en foolishly% beseech God that he pardon me. for # have won from God a great curse against those who believe this. nor to 9li&ah whom he so loved. who cast him not away. how shall his $ingdom stand.(nd you% what say you that # am-.2ord.3oe to you if you believe this. Jesus besought God for "eter.2ord God of our fathers. they testify that # cast out atan in the power of God. 'hen Jesus said! . "eter answered! .. the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people.. and saw with his eyes. (nd having said this. prince of the demons.Beware that never again you say such words. and with anger rebu$ed him. but the scribes said! . there was brought to him a demoniac who could not spea$ nor see. 'he spirit departed and the dumb man spo$e. #hapter 71 . and Jesus having made prayer gave to all their health! whereupon on that day in Jerusalem the :oman soldiery.3hat do men say of me-. saying! . saying! . seeing their faith. in order that this people may $now that you have sent me. 'hen Jesus said! . nor to any prophet.?ou are Christ. have mercy on this sic$ man and give him health.'ruly # say to you that God will give you a place where you will have every evil without any good. who was come to visit his people.. 'hen was Jesus angry.#n the power of Beelzebub. Jesus answered! . in order that this vain opinion which the common fol$ began to hold concerning him might be e0tinguished. he casts out the demons. (nd when Jesus had said this. because you are the devil and see$ to cause me offences (nd he threatened the eleven.But $now you not that God has created all things of nothing with one single word. raised his eyes to heaven and said! . he as$ed his disciples. "eter wept and said! . but again rebu$ed him saying! . so be it. how shall God have li$eness to man.3oe to those who suffer themselves to be deceived of atan<. for they brought all the sic$ fol$ whom they could gather together. 3hereupon every one was filled with fear.#n the power of the name of God our 2ord. #hapter 70 Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the "assover. will you thin$ that God should show himself to this faithless generation. o be it. 'hey said! . by the wor$ing of atan. saying that Jesus was the God of #srael. and all men have had their origin out of a piece of clay.. (nd he was fain to cast away "eter% whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him.. (nd the common people magnified him. (nd having said this Jesus went out of the 'emple. atan be cast out. others Jeremiah. 3hereupon Jesus. seeing you desire here every good without any evil.Now. 3hereupon. #f in the power of atan. and entered into the borders of Caesarea "hilippi. + blessed 2ord our God. saying! . saying! .#f our God willed not to show himself to )oses his servant. (s God lives. son of God. the eleven and "eter weeping..(nd if your sons cast out atan with the scripture that olomon the prophet gave them. because God would reprobate you<. and others one of the old prophets.9very $ingdom divided against itself destroys itself. and saying! . began to stir up the common people. $nowing the reprobation. (nd having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart. evil one. (fterwards Jesus departed and went into Galilee. from the man..

#n the name of the God of our fathers. the God of (braham and his sons. and having caused the roof to be uncovered. and when he shall be grown up he shall ta$e her in his hands.. and so he will send his )essenger. because the angel Gabriel said to him how that Judas had hand with the priests.God has visited us by his prophet. that you may $now the truth. (nd so great was the multitude that a certain rich man. Jesus answered! . 3hereupon every one answered! . and Joshua. # am not able to forgive sins. wherefore will you forsa$e us. 'hen the common people besought Jesus that he would beseech God for the sic$ who stood outside.. 3herefore. (nd this he said of Judas. and there shall not perish of you save he that lays snares for me. the true God. the servant of God. rise up healed<. saying! . having lifted up his hands. # say to this sic$ man! .#t is much better that we should die than be forsa$en of you<. saying! . had himself carried up to the roof of the house in which Jesus was.2ord God of hosts. and shall be by him manifested to the world. and glorified God. brother. over whose head will rest a white cloud.+ master. 3ith tears drew near to Jesus he who writes this saying! . Jesus stood for a moment in hesitation. sic$ of the palsy.. and they said! . for your sins are forgiven you. and reported to them all that Jesus spo$e. saying! . and a great prophet has God sent to us. who spared not the cities which they burnt. 'hen said (ndrew! . Jesus laid his hands upon the sic$ fol$. neither be you fearful! for # have not created you. 3hereupon with diligence sought they the sic$ and brought them to him.ear not. who shall bring salvation to the world. (nd when Jesus had said this the sic$ man rose up healed. and # am sure that God has heard my prayer.1e will not come in your time. not being able to get himself carried through the door.'ruly # say to you that atan desires to sift you as wheat% but # have besought God for you.(nd who is this who forgives sins-. (nd it re&oices me because that through him our God shall be $nown and glorified.(men. but soon will be wic$ed one reveal himself.+ master. 'hen wept the apostles. said! . this is not the hour for you to $now him. beseeching him that he would touch them with his hands. But as servant of God # can beseech him for the sins of others! and so # have besought him for this sic$ man. because # shall depart from the world. who shall ta$e my words and contaminate my gospel.)aster tell us some sign. 'hereupon they magnified God. but will come some years after you. Jesus answered. for many more were slain by )oses. when my gospel shall be annulled. 3hereupon Jesus went out to them. 9very one was offended hearing this. tell me... that we may $now him.. and. nor is any man. the holy God.(s God lives. for many false prophets shall come. # am now come to the world to prepare the way for the )essenger of God. But beware that you be not deceived. insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. it was spread through all the region of Galilee how that Jesus the prophet was come to Nazareth. (t that time God will have mercy on the world. 'hen Jesus said! .+ Barnabas.. and slew the children% for to an old wound . saying! ..2et not your heart be troubled. 'ruly # say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood. and then he said! . (nd this having been said...Jesus having arrived in his own country. #hapter 7* (t night Jesus spo$e in secret with his disciples. and # shall be $nown to be true% and he will e0ecute vengeance against those who shall say that # am more than man. 1e shall come with great power against the ungodly. that never will die% having mercy upon them<. and they all received their health. 2et the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters. (s for me. had himself let down by sheets in front of Jesus. but God our creator who has created you will protect you. whereby he shall be $nown of one elect of God. Jesus answered! . but God alone forgives. who is he that should betray you-. the living God. and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth.

'he first is when he tempts by himself. prepare your soul for temptations.(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say. that he sin not against God his creator. 'ruly # say to you. but passes into the heart. that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears. John answered! . that . how 6did7 atan sin.. as says the prophet olomon. 6said7! # will dwell in them.Can a mother forget the child of her womb. Jesus answered! . #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear. our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us.But what shall # say. which is God*s dwelling. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man. my son. that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all.'ruly # say to you. But fear not you..'ell me. enter there or place his goods in it. . then. # will not forget you. our father David says. so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble..1e has said by #saiah! ..#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one.#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man. his enemy. $eep your heart-. in whose presence my soul stands. and ten thousand on your right hand.# give to you understanding. that if atan shall try whether you be friends of God% because no one assails his own cities if atan should have his will over you he would suffer you to glide at your own pleasure% but because he $nows that you be enemies to him he will do every violence to ma$e you perish. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast..God shall give his angels charge over you. having for guard the angels and for protection the living God. if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell. that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money.. that are come to fear the 2ord. e0amining his thoughts.urely not. 'he second is when he tempts with words and deeds by means of his servants% the third is when he tempts with false doctrine% the fourth is when he tempts with false visions. Now tell me. when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep. Now tell me. because God has heard my prayer. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water.. as says David his prophet! .. who shall $eep your ways. as )oses his servant. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw. 'ell me.urthermore. that when she forget. so that they shall not come near you.Nevertheless. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared. saying! .?ou. would you let "ilate. with thoughts. it is necessary. . for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin. Now how cautious ought men to be. (s God lives. #hapter 7+ . not only for us. . tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man. atan does 6the same7. . (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah. but for them that shall believe the gospel. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you. truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes. ( thousand shall fall on your left hand. and shall reprove him who use the world amiss. for he will be against you as a dog that is chained. Not without cause..1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets.But # say to you. 'he towers of the city of our father shall greet one another for &oy! and so when idolatry shall be seen to fall to the ground and confess me a man li$e other men. 'ruly # say to you. who shall fear atan.+ master.(ssuredly yes.one applies fire. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. 'hen how much less . all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed. 3ith all your $eeping.

61e considers7 whether the image of Caesar is right.. Jesus answered! .+ fool. do you dwell alone in the world. for without doubt your servants are more prudent than the servants of God. who is he who e0amines a thought as the ban$er a silver coin..'wo things are necessary for you. whether the silver is good or false.+ master.Certain it is that you shall pay me. But the second left his vineyard uncultivated. which he let out to three husbandman.ought you let atan enter into your heart. (h. 1e is atan. because every impious thought comes of the devil. 'o them he spo$e. wherefore none that $new him would go to till his fields. mad world< 1ow prudent you are in your business% in the last day you will reprove and &udge the servants of God of negligence and carelessness. insomuch that the vineyard of the third bore much. now. #t is not in any wise enough for any one to $now evil in order to escape it. and whether it is of due weight. therefore. and will therefore come to till my vines. 6thoughts7 conformed to the world. 3hereupon the enemy will bring there impious thoughts against your neighbour. 3hereupon he.'he good silver in the thought is piety. but much more those who do not $now him. 'here was a man who had three vineyards. or place his thoughts 6in your heart7. and too much tal$ing is a sponge which pic$s up ini8uities. But truly none that $new him and had wor$ for his hands went thither. to corrupt the flesh% 6thoughts7 of earthly love to corrupt the love of God. and found many strangers who were standing in idleness.. 'he second taught the third how the vines ought to be cultivated% and he most e0cellently hear$ened to his words% and he cultivated his. and had no money. . and the second is to tal$ little! for idleness is a sin$ wherein is gathered every unclean thought. . +bserve.+ master. 'he lord answered! .No one. 'he right image is the e0ample of the holy ones and prophets. 'he first is to e0ercise yourselves much.2ord. +ur God has given you your heart to $eep. which is his dwelling. 6how7 the ban$er considers 6his7 money. Jesus answered! . and man receives for it the eternal fires in his service. #hapter 70 'hen said James! .. # $now not how your vineyard ought to be cultivated! therefore # have not received any fruit this year. necessary not only your wor$ing should hold the body occupied. and led them to his vineyard.. what ought we to do to thin$ little.* 'his man went forth from his house. li$e a wic$ed man. therefore. and goes in search of labourers. #hapter 71 # tell you for an e0ample. in order that we may not <fall into temptation-. which we ought to follow% and the weight of the thought is the love of God by which all ought to be done. (ssuredly he sets to his labours those who stand in idleness whoever they be. . Because the first $new not how to cultivate the vineyard the vineyard brought forth only leaves. #t is.# tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who paid ill. Bartholomew answered! .place to find idle ones who are doing nothing. said! *# will go to the mar$et. spending his time solely in tal$ing.or it needs never to cease from prayer. but it behoves to wor$ at good in order to overcome it. 'ell me. but also that the soul be occupied with prayer. 3hen the time was come for paying the rent to the lord of the vineyard. 3herefore he has gone forth from paradise. that you has not as$ed counsel of my second vinedresser. 1e turns it over much in his hand. as he told him. who $nows well how to cultivate the land. how is the e0amination of a thought li$e to 6that of7 a coin-. the first said! . that one who pays ill% for he gives labour.

'he lord was wroth.'ell me. that with your understanding $now heaven.(s God lives.(nd having said this he condemned him to wor$ in prison until he should pay his lord% who moved with pity at his simplicity liberated him.. to whom # let out the second vineyard. the vineyard that # let out to you must needs have borne much fruit. if he does nothing but waste the time in tal$ing. which is worse. to whom the lord said! . that if he had put into practice his own words.ure it is.. . 'hen Jesus said! .'ruly # say to you. for # will not that you wor$ longer at my vineyard% it is enough for you that # give you your debt. we have preached and taught by your 2aw. wic$ed one. that on the day of &udgment many shall say to God! . #hapter 73 .+ lord.?es... . since you $now well how to prune the vines. o does the ungodly who wor$s ill% for he hates the light lest his evil wor$s should be $nown.3elcome. but with his hands should choose unclean things and eat those.(ssuredly. to be a thousand times despised and abhorred< since our God by his holy prophets has ever willed to grant it to $now the way to go to his country and his rest! but you.. the vines are not cultivated by tal$ing only. 6while7 # who cannot tal$ so much have given you the rent for two years. and never was willing to set him free for prayers of his friends.?ou said to me that this man. 1ow then can it be that the vineyard # let out to him should not have borne fruit.2ord.. but. saying! . Brave soldier. (nd having called his servants he had him beaten without any mercy. (nd how shall your vineyard of your vinedresser bear fruit. not only to see the light. + wor$ers of ini8uity. now has our God given us the 2aw for $nowing or for wor$ing.. and with your hands choose earth% with your understanding $now God. in order that he may pass safely to the inn+ miserable world. 'ell me. . that all $nowledge has for end that wisdom which wor$s all it $nows. have despised the light< 'rue is the proverb of the camel.+ mad beyond all madmen are you. saying! . 'he second answered! . .3hen you preached to others. but rather to see the good road. (nd then he put him into prison under the $eeping of a cruel servant who beat him every day. which is worse. + lord. is li$e to him who should use the gifts as instruments to slay the giver. + lord.2ord. my vinedresser< 3here are the fruits that you owe me. not only wiliest not to go. and with your affection desire the world% with your understanding $now the delights of paradise. said the disciples. #hapter 77 'ruly # say to you. wherefore there is owing to you a great reward<. + man.Begone. your vineyard is bac$ward because # have not pruned the wood nor wor$ed up the soil% but the vineyard has not borne fruit.he who $nows the truth and wor$s the contrary shall be punished with such grievous penalty that atan shall almost have compassion on him. 'he second came. and not only wor$s not well. but.. that it li$es not clear water to drin$. would not he be mad-. if one were sitting at table and with his eyes beheld delicate meats.. because it desires not to see its own ugly face. that leaves the sword and carries the scabbard to fight< Now.. said Jesus. But he who receives wisdom. but he needs must sweat a shirt every day who wills to ma$e it bring forth its fruit. 3hereupon the lord called the third and with wonder said! . so # cannot pay you. employs it for evil. he would have given you the rent of the vineyard for five years. seeing it is all one soil. assuredly. taught you perfectly to cultivate the vineyard which # let out to you.. . 'he third answered! . and said with scorn to the vinedresser. with your own tongue you condemned yourselves. $now you not that he who wal$s by night desires light. (gainst them even the stones shall cry out. and with your wor$s choose the miseries of hell.(nd so you have wrought a great wor$ in not cutting away the wood and levelling the vineyard.

but inserted in his heart a light that should show to him that it is fitting to serve God.'heir doctrine is written down.(ssuredly this is not true.(nd how shall the prophets teach us if they are dead% and how shall he be taught who has not $nowledge of the prophets-. "erhaps you thin$ that God has given the 2aw for love of the 2aw. shall he perhaps despise him. 3hereupon this man said! . as are the nations. (nd so. and they shall teach you. then is it good not to $now. that he who is of the bridegroom*s house does not need to be invited to the marriage. surely.Now how does this plant here bear these so delicate fruits(ssuredly # will not that it be cut down and put on the fire with the rest. (nd having called his servants he made them dig it up and set it in his garden. 3herefore at death. 3herefore. if not sooner.. it is good not to learn. and so have the 2aw of God manifest in them! as David our father says on this matter! 'he 2aw of his God is in his heart% therefore his path shall not be digged up. not doing to others that which he would not receive from others.#f the world is good without the sun. but yet 6had compassion on the fall of (dam%. for 6the writing7 is to you for a prophet.or thus says God! (s$ of your elders. that our God shall preserve from the flames of hell those who wor$ righteousness%. But concerning such as $now not the prophet. but despises also God who has sent the prophet. (nd of the 2aw says God! ee that my precept be before your eyes. by serving God well! &ust as it is necessary that he who has his eyes diseased should be guided and helped.+ master. 3hether..or every nation has this desire to serve God. Now $now you not that the prophets of God are in the house of God*s grace and mercy.. #hapter 79 James answered! . it is a good thing to leave learning aside. our country.'ruly # say to you.. and when you wal$. and when you sit down. /now you not that it is a precept of God to learn.+ master. 'hen said (ndrew! . # tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who had great possessions% and in his territory he had desert land that only bore unfruitful things. but rather will he love him more than those to whom he has given the 2aw. man without eyes. # say to you that he who despises the prophecy despises not only the prophet. that bread is not so good for the temporal life as is learning for the eternal life. 'ruly # say to you that our God in creating man not only created him righteous.. though they have lost God and serve false and lying gods.. # tell you. for he is sure to lose eternal life. unhappy he who despises wisdom. you may now $now. Jesus answered! . . (nd let this suffice you to $now the unhappy condition of him who $nows good and does evil. (nd so if God shall find a man who for love of him wor$s good. and at all times meditate thereon. 'ruly # say to you. nor (braham% nevertheless they became holy ones and prophets. Jesus answered! . he found among such unfruitful plants a plant that had delicate fruits. truly. that God had not compassion on the fall of atan. (ccordingly it is necessary that a man be taught of the prophets of God.'ruly # say to you. yet is it not e0tinguished. 'ruly. wheresoever they be. James answered! .. . # tell you that if there shall live in those regions any man who lives as his heart shall show him. Jesus answered! . so as not to fall into such condition.No. for they have clear the light to teach the way to go to paradise.. God will show him and give him his 2aw with mercy. because he dwells in the house where the marriage is held% but they that are far from the house. even if this light be dar$ened after sin. such a man shall not be forsa$en of the mercy of God. 9ven so. and the soul without understanding. and giving to his neighbour that which he would receive from others. we $now that Job learned not from a master. as he was wal$ing out one day through such desert land. then. so that it ought to be studied. +h. but rather has God given his 2aw in order that man might wor$ good for love of God.

seeing you have no vessel to draw the water. Gree$. 9arly on the morning of a certain day. that man ought to spend all the time of his life not in learning how to spea$ or to read. upon the stone of the well. it is a greater sin to forget the word of God. +ur father (braham had a father without faith.+ 2ord. 'hen Jesus said! .. Jesus answered! . (nd they said! . and )isael. (s God lives. 2ot abode among the most wic$ed men on earth.'hey have not despised you. and he whom you now have is not your husband. because where God has sent the prophet it is necessary entirely to deny your own &udgment and to follow the prophet. #hapter 31 'ell me. but they have despised me.Now. and not to say! *3hy says he thus. but whosoever drin$s of the water that # give has thirst no more% but to them that have thirst give they to drin$. whereby he offers you eternal life.'he disciples trembled hearing this. thirst comes to him again.3oe to the world that studies only to please a body that is clay and dung..* Now what said God to )oses when #srael despised )oses. (nd. who is blessed for evermore. sent his disciples to the city to buy food.+ woman. 'hen said the woman! . But let not your heart stop there. 3hereupon Jesus being wearied with the &ourney. Jesus answered! . 'he woman answered! . but in learning how to wor$ well. + James. even as the fire burns dry things and converts them into fire. give me of this your water. 1e says! . who is that servant of 1erod who would not study to please him by serving him with all diligence. are you not ashamed that you.(s God lives. (zarias. Jesus answered! .'omorrow we needs must pass into amaria%.(nd at the time of the flood. were ta$en captive by Nebuchadnezzar in such wise that they were but two years old when they were ta$en% and they were nurtured among the multitude of idolatrous servants.. 'he woman was confounded hearing this.3hy does he thus forbid and command-* But say! *'hus God wills. lo. and to both of you # will give to drin$. wherewith he made all things. nor rope. perhaps you would have as$ed of him for drin$.'ell me. how writes )oses.)ost grievous would be such a sin. 'he woman said! . ma$ing no difference between olive and cypress and palm% even so our God has mercy on every one that wor$s righteously... for he made and worshipped false idols. with (nanias. cythian. insomuch that they come to eternal life. Daniel as a child. for they $new that God slew @zzah for having wrongly touched the ar$ of God. and the well is deep-.3ell have you said the truth. as$ drin$ of me which am a amaritan woman-. Jesus arrived near the well which Jacob made and gave to Joseph his son.'ell me.. where dwelt Job but in @z among idolaters.Noah truly found grace before God. would it have been a great sin of the priests if when they were carrying the ar$ of the testimony of God they had let it fall to the ground..+ woman.#hapter 30 . or #shmaelite. 'hus God commands. hereby perceive # that you are a prophet% therefore tell me.. 'he woman answered! . for so has said to me the holy angel of God. (nd so he sat himself down by the well. for you have had five husbands.Give me to drin$. Jesus says to the woman! . Jesus answered! . and studies not but forgets the service of God who has made all things. # pray! the 1ebrews ma$e prayer on mount ion in the 'emple built . ma$ing no difference between Jew. and said! ...Now how should you give me to drin$... 'ruly # say to you.2ord. Now tell me. a woman of amaria comes to the well to draw water. whoever drin$s of the water of this well. if you $new who he is that as$s you for drin$. being an 1ebrew. (nd having said this Jesus made prayer% and after the prayer he said! .# have no husband.Go call your husband.

. and not elsewhere.3oe to you. 'hen the woman left her waterpot and ran to the city to announce all that she had heard from Jesus./now you. which now comes every hundred years. you amaritans worship that which you $now not. but we 1ebrews worship that which we $now. and mercy received.or the promise of God was made in Jerusalem. who might have brought food to the master-. how the mountain is white with corn% truly # say to . when the woman was departed. and live as though there were no God% given over wholly to the pleasures and gains of the world% for this woman in the day of &udgment shall condemn you to hell% for this woman see$s to $now how to find grace and mercy before God. Jesus answered! . and so in spirit and in truth must he be worshipped. (nd thus we. (nd turning to the woman he said! . that God is spirit and truth. insomuch that the year of &ubilee. who brought this empty vessel to fill it with water. 'he woman said! . 3hereupon... #hapter 3+ 3hilst the woman was tal$ing with Jesus came his disciples. the 'emple of the 2ord. come and eat. o far as # see. )oses and 9li&ah and yet another..?ou $now not that the true food is to do the will of God% because it is not bread that sustains man and gives him life. A he answered! . saying! . 'hen said the disciples one to another! . 'hen answered he who writes! . .?es.. you are faithful! $now therefore that in the faith of the )essiah shall be saved every one that is elect of God% therefore it is necessary that you $now the coming of the )essiah%. and say that there and nowhere else 6men7 find grace and mercy of God. 'he woman answered! .2oo$ now. (nd then through all the world will God be worshipped. (nd God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy. 3ho are the true worshippers-. 'hen Jesus re&oiced. 'he disciples answered! . # say to you.1ow far off is the harvest%-... (nd lifting up his eyes. perhaps you are the )essiah. saying! . a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city... but live nourished only by the will of God. and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth."erhaps some wayfarer has spo$en with Jesus and has gone to find him food. Jesus answered! .+ woman. that the )essiah must come-.3hy spea$ you thus with a amaritan woman%-.. + woman. they said! . but rather the word of God.# must eat other food. Jesus answered! . have been forty days and forty nights% without any food. 3hereupon Jesus said! . Jesus said! . 'hen the disciples stood amazed.)aster. (nd our people worship on these mountains. ?et no one said to him! . 'ruly. shall by the )essiah be reduced to every year in every place. But believe me.. for you glory.by olomon in Jerusalem. (nd so for this reason the holy angels eat not.# am indeed sent to the 1ouse of #srael as a prophet of salvation% but after me shall come the )essiah. Jesus said! .3e loo$ for the )essiah% when he comes he will teach us. and said! .1as there been any one here. and marvelled that Jesus was spea$ing so with a woman. woman. + Barnabas. awaiting the issue of the words of Jesus.+ 2ord.'he 'emple of the 2ord. #hapter 3* 'hen Jesus gave a sigh and wept. Judea. and say that only on the mountains of amaria ought worship to be made.. (nd they 8uestioned him who writes this %.. sent of God to all the world% for whom God has made the world.'hree months. 2ord. saying! .'here has not been here any other than the woman whom you saw.. in the 'emple of olomon. by his will.

#s it then right that you should leave spea$ing with God in order to spea$ with man. (fter the prayer of midnight% the disciples came near to Jesus. said Jesus... when he see that we spea$ not with him-. #hapter 31aving made the prayer. and said! . the &ubilee every year that now comes every hundred years. assuredly. (nd # have heard his voice. . Jesus answered! . would you be offended if he made you to wait-* No. 'ell me. 3hen they were come thither they besought Jesus to abide with them% and he entered into the city and abode there two days.#f he shall be offended.. that today there is a great harvest %to be reaped.#t is most true. 2ord. while you are ma$ing prayer.Now # tell you that there be in the world greater madmen..because with the service of God they mingle the service of the world. saying! . in every good wor$ he that fears God ought to separate himself from the wor$s of the world. teach us some precepts this night. said Jesus. whereupon they have become at that time abominable in the sight of God. bowing our head a hundred times. healing all the sic$.. o much so that many of blameless life have been deceived of atan.+ master. and we are the wor$s of your hand. 'hen Jesus said! . Bartholomew said%! . Jesus said! .?ou wash your soul from sins through the mercy of God. and finish the prayer.#s it right that your friend should for this cause be offended. 'he disciples re&oiced greatly at hearing this.)aster. do you ta$e care that no unclean thing touch you. (nd then he pointed to the multitude who had come to see him..No. that has not had beginning.+ men. Jesus answered! . doing reverence to our God. if you went to spea$ with a stable boy of 1erod%. in that we have made prayer in union with the )essenger of God.But what if he shall be offended and go his way. assuredly% but you would be comforted at seeing your friend in favour with the $ing. for you have created us. come and see a new prophet sent of God to the 1ouse of #srael. so as not to corrupt the good wor$.... but rather an unbeliever and a companion of atan.?es. that every one when he prays spea$s with God. 3ould you be willing then. a prophet sent for the salvation of those that shall believe on him. believe me he will not be a friend of yours nor a believer. 'he disciples answered! .you. . for every worldly word becomes dung of the devil upon the soul of him that spea$s. and he said to them! . But what do you when you are ma$ing prayer.% and she recounted to them all that she had heard from Jesus. 'hey answered! . )essenger of God. and while praying have mingled with their prayer worldly business. 'hen Jesus said! .. 1ave mercy on us. .'a$e care not to do so. #s this true-. when you wash yourselves for prayer. because you have more reverence for God than for him. for no one is so mad as to do this thing. because in your infinite goodness you are not sub&ect to motion nor to any accident. he is a good servant of the evil. 'ell me.1ave you ever seen dung mi0ed with balsam-.'his night shall be in the time of the )essiah. 'herefore # will not that we sleep. that God should be forsa$en for man. .Believe me that if he shall be offended when you ma$e him wait. but let us ma$e prayer. who is blessed for evermore. what shall we do if when we are ma$ing prayer a friend shall come to spea$ to us-. .# confess you our God alone. because he spo$e with vehemence of spirit% and they said! .or the woman having entered into the city had moved all the city.. to spea$ of worldly things. and therefore each time let us say! . 'hen the disciples trembled. nor shall ever have end% for by your mercy gave you to all things their beginning.or this desires the devil. mighty and merciful.2et us give than$s to God because he has given to us this night great mercy% for that he has made to come bac$ the time that needs must pass in the night.'ruly # say to you.3e believe more in his words and miracles than we do in what you said% for he is indeed a holy one of God. (s God lives. and by your &ustice you shall give to all an end% that has no li$eness among men. and teaching concerning the $ingdom of God%. and found him spea$ing into 1erod*s ears. A'hen said the citizens to the woman! . uffer him to wait.

2et your friend be such that. said Jesus. 'ruly # say to you. for so shall God adorn 6him7 with greater favour.3hat ought he to do.'hen shall we not be able to love any one.3hen a man wor$s ill or tal$s ill. (ccordingly. But loo$ how he fears God.(nd # tell you on the contrary that when one wor$s well or.1e does well. Beware. for that in truth they are enemies and slayers of the soul. . and all that God has created is good and perfect. Jesus said! .But what shall # say to you now.+f a thousand whom you $now. that there are many who have friends that feign not to see the faults of their friend% others e0cuse them% others defend them under earthly prete0t% and.(ssuredly this is impossible. so also are friends rare who $now the faults and understand how to guide to good. see that you consider first. not his fine person. . whoever hates the creature hates also the creator. (nd so.But if perhaps a man shall have a friend who is not such as you have said. .But tell me. 'he disciples answered! . that he who has found a true friend has found one of the delights of paradise% no. and so shall you easily find the true friend! if he above all things shall fear God. whose end shall be li$e to their villainy. spea$s well. /now you wherefore. Jesus answered! . under prete0t of aught that is not better. holy one.+ught he to forsa$e him-. how he loves good wor$s.riend means nothing but physician of the soul%. there are friends who invite and aid their friend to err.'ruly # say to you. what is worse. But herein is an evil. + master. and above all how he hates his own flesh. for you shall be easily deceived.. who sails it so long as he perceives it to be profitable. Jesus answered! . because he serves God. but when he sees it to be a loss forsa$es it.or the friend will not suffer contradiction against him whom he supremely loves. 'hen said )atthew! . but rather as enemy of God.or the devil attends to nought else but to hinder every good thing. .# will say to you as said olomon %the prophet. he even becomes his companion. he serves the devil. no. not his fine lineage. o shall you do with your friend that is worse than you! in those things wherein he is an offence to you. and friend of God! . But love him as a gift that God has given you... #hapter 31 . even as he wills to correct you. for 6so7 shall you be an idolater.. be you cautious. that is not easily found. /now you what friend means.. and shall hate his own body as a cruel enemy. 'herefore when you choose you one for friend 4for truly he is supremely poor who has no friend at all5. how he despises earthly things. what does such an one-. whosoever see$s to hinder him. leave him if you would not be left of the mercy of God. who always see$s to hinder evil. so he may receive correction% and even as he wills that you should leave all things for love of God. not his fine house.1e ought to do as the mariner does with the ship. if a man $now not how to love God how shall he $now how to love himself% and how shall he $now how to love others. such is the $ey of paradise.#hapter 30 . Nor yet shall you love such a friend in such wise that your love stay in him.. if one go to correct him. but is easily lost. and hinder such wor$. not his fine family. and shall despise the vanities of the world% if he shall be always occupied in good wor$s. even as the sun that always see$s to chase away the dar$ness.# will tell you% because he is a creature of God. . Beware that you receive not such men for friends. one be your friend. that it is not lawful for you to hate anything save only sin! insomuch that you cannot hate even atan as creature of God. 'haddaeus answered! . and choose not for friend one who loves not him whom you love. not his fine clothing. nor yet his fine words. not $nowing how to love himself. even so again it may content him that you forsa$e him for the service of God. &ust as one rarely finds a good physician who $nows the sic$nesses and understands to apply the medicines thereto. But the friend is a singular thing.

But beware that you hold not yourself for better% rather shall you say thus! . . even times a day-. the bit for the horse.1ow many times must # forgive my brother. you shall be rigorously punished by the &ustice of God. called "eter! said . but seventy times seven you shall forgive him every day% for he that forgives. "eter. . Believe me.. .. because all the world lies in wic$edness. and therefore you shall not dwell under the same roof whereunder he dwells. and olomon. + master-. and he that condemns shall be condemned."eter. saying! . 9verything that may hinder you from serving God. Jesus reproved him. and shall bear no fruit. Jesus answered! . do li$ewise% for it is better that you go into the $ingdom of heaven with one foot or with one hand. "eter said! . how must # do this. with great wor$s.#n the way that you yourself would fain be corrected (nd as you would fain be borne with. cast it from you as a man casts away everything that hinders his sight. But yet woe to that man through whom the offence comes.#f your brother shall sin against you.or he that teaches you is your eye. assuredly% but rather with hot water. re&oice..+ "eter..Not only seven. >essels are bro$en in pieces with iron. and rich.. #f he amend.(s many times as you would fain be forgiven by him. + Barnabas. and he that ministers aught to you is your hand. for you have gained your brother% but if he shall not amend go and call afresh two witnesses and correct him afresh% and if he shall not amend. when you shall correct your brother you shall say to yourself! . (nd having said this. pluc$ it out. and you shall not spea$ with him% insomuch that if you $now where he sets his foot in wal$ing you shall not set your foot there.3oe to princes< for they shall go to hell. "eter answered! . David. and the tiller for the ship. Jesus answered! . 'hen said he who writes this! . go and correct him. for truly # say to you that every time you shall correct your brother with mercy you shall receive mercy of God. and your words shall bear some fruit% but if you shall do it with rigour. than to go into hell wise. 'ruly # say to you. perhaps.#hapter 37 . Joshua. and poor. #t needs must be that the offence come. to him shall it be forgiven.. #f your eye be an offence to you.. you shall not eat at the same table whereat he sits. #t were better for the man if he should have a millstone about his nec$ and should be sun$ in the depths of the sea than that he should offend his neighbour. in that you have spo$en thus. with few wor$s. "eter answered! .. and said to him! A . 3herefore when such are to you an occasion of sin leave them% for it is better for you to go into paradise ignorant. count him for an unbeliever. 3herefore. amuel.2ord..Certain it is that in a short time # shall be dismembered.?ou are become foolish. #f your hand or your foot offend you. as the prince is necessary for the state. things of wood are burned with fire% but man is amended with mercy. imon. Jesus answered! . so bear with others.No. "eter. with stones and iron hammers. Jesus called "eter close to him. than with two hands and two feet go into hell. go and tell it to the church% and if he shall not then amend. Jesus answered! . (nd for what cause did God give )oses. if God helped you not with his grace you would be worse than he.or it is better that you go with one eye only into paradise than with both of them into hell. put off fleshly prudence and straightway you shall find the truth. "eter! 'hose earthen pots wherein the poor coo$ their food they wash them.'o such has God given the sword for the e0tirpation of ini8uity. and so many others who passed &udgment. 'ell me. that the bath is not so necessary for the body.3oe to the world because of offences. # shall do tomorrow worse than all that he has done today.#f God help me not. and he that helps you to wor$ is your foot. #hapter 33 .1ow must # correct him-.

.'hen said he who writes this! . they are not able to repent for love of God.#n that hour that the sinner shall fast. so is the faith one.. 'hey answered! .. (nd so # tell you plainly. 'hen said John! .#f you had sound understanding. and more fasts than do the friends of God. and the safest course will be to abandon the .. and so they are damned.. Jesus answered! . more alms. and he opened his mouth and said! Draw near. But he ta$es pains with all diligence to bring faith to nought.'each us.. Jesus answered! ."art we understand. 3herefore atan see$s not to bring to nothing fastings and prayer. that the sinner ought to be waited for that he may repent. drove men out of "aradise and changed atan from a most beautiful angel into a horrible devil. and $new that you yourselves were sinners. (nd the &udge ought to condemn the guilty. Jesus answered! . wherefore faith ought especially to be guarded with diligence. for he ta$es pleasure in seeing man wor$ without receiving pay. (nd it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God. for today will # spea$ to you of all that you have as$ed.3hich is the part that you understand not-.3herefore.3ait for your brother as long as God waits for him.aith is a seal whereby God seals his elect! which seal he gave to his )essenger.#t is time that we say the prayer of the dawn. But he said! .. for it has for foundation God and his word. God said not! . at whose hands every one that is elect has received the faith.. how shall we abandon the . 'hen was "eter sad. for love of God. the mighty and merciful. . But because they have not faith. alms and pilgrimages. Jesus said! . how ought &udgment to be given. John. and go on pilgrimage. do alms.. rather the . his disciples again drew near to Jesus.3herefore. o long as you would be waited for. gave to him before aught else the faith which is as it were a li$eness of God and of all that God has done and said. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God. ma$e prayer.. even as the father commands a putrefied member to be cut off from his son.Not every one is a &udge! for to the &udge alone it appertains to condemn others. 3hereupon Jesus answered! . and having washed themselves made prayer to our God.3ait for him so long as he has time to repent. #hapter 90 3hen the prayer was done.. 3herefore this have many accomplished. + Barnabas. Jesus answered! . who is blessed for evermore.1ow long must # wait for my brother to repent-. 'hereupon .. condemning and pardoning-. better than one sees with his eyes% because the eyes can err% no they do almost always err% but faith errs never.3herefore.Not every one will understand this% wherefore spea$ to us more plainly. of the faith. . . no rather he incites unbelievers thereto. # for my part will not remember any more his ini8uities. said "eter. 3herefore God. 'hen said John! . so long as he has a soul beneath his teeth to breathe. and the others also. you would not thin$ ever to cut off your heart from mercy to the sinner.'hat many who have made prayer with fastings are damned. Jesus answered! . 3hereupon they arose.. Jesus answered! .. in order that the whole body may not become putrefied. seeing that it is the gate of $nowledge-. . said Jesus.Now. Do you understand-.or so does our God wait for him.. and part not. is the gate of hell. because they understood not the meaning. that the hypocrites and the Gentiles ma$e more prayers.Now. "eter answered! .#n that hour that the sinner shall bewail his sins. having created before all things his )essenger.'ruly # say to you. 'he disciples answered! ..Neither will they understand this.3herefore.No.or even as God is one. # will forgive him. 'hen Jesus said! . and are damned eternally. seeing that the . #hapter 39 "eter said! . (nd so the faithful by faith sees all things..

% . 'hen everyone. + man. ome said that Jesus was God come to the world% others said! *No. this war 6has been7 aroused by the wor$ of atan. through the operation of atan.% . as to God. 'hen the governor and the high.3hen you $now that God has said a thing. therefore. 'he governor and the high.or two days they sought him in the wilderness near to 6the7 Jordan. saying that Jesus was God come to visit them. in order to 8uiten the sedition of the people. .3herefore have you so said. the governor and the high.% for so doing you shall live safely. + our God<. that near the . by the word of the holy angel.priest offered great rewards to whoever should come 6forward and7 announce where Jesus was to be found. so that the city was left empty. and the governor "ilate. saying to one another! *. for the women 6carried7 their children in their arms. #hapter 91 (t this time there was a great disturbance throughout Judea because of Jesus. who are you. according to his word.priest should ride in procession. and we ought to resort to him. Jesus drew near to the river Jordan.priest rode forth and sent a messenger to 1erod. and as$ him to give testimony of himself. clothed in his priestly robes.* 'his 6sedition7 arose because of the great miracles which Jesus did. o great 6was the7 sedition 6that7 arose. and then believe him. three armies assembled in )izpeh. 'o 8uiet the people. 1erod spo$e to them.God so wills. for God has no human similitude. every one laid this in his heart. and when they $new him they began to cry out! . o has God done. )ay it please God to ta$e away from atan the dominion which he has over sinners. perhaps. + Jerusalem% prepare you to receive him< (nd he testified that he had seen Jesus near to 6the7 Jordan. (nd when he had said this.priest spo$e.God has so said. and 1erod rode in a similar manner. and 6he7 said to his disciples! . for Jesus is alive.orty Days all Judea was in arms. it is necessary against every temptation to strengthen yourself with this word. 3hen they 6saw7 this. near the hour of midday. he reached the city 6and7 moved the whole city saying! +ur God comes. o at this everyone was 8uieted% and having laid down their arms they all embraced one another."erhaps atan has raised sedition in Judea.. 'here Jesus 6and7 his disciples $ept the forty days. 'hen. + God! wherefore have you so done-. we. Jesus marvelled greatly.John $ept silence. on his forehead. hall the earthen vessel. according to the Boo$ of )oses.3herefore have you made me to hold water and not to contain balsam-. went out from the city to see Jesus. with the holy name of God. small and great. and they began to do him reverence. such that the son was against the father. saying . 'he :oman soldiery. the crowd drew near.. 6had7 gone to )ount inai with Jesus.. 'hen. and the brother against the brother. seeing the multitude which covered the ground with people. it was necessary that the high. 3hen this was past. 6had7 stirred up the 1ebrews. 'ruly # say to you. and forgot to ta$e food to eat. . crying with great gladness 6over and over7 . who 6also7 rode forth to find Jesus. but they were not 8uietened. (nd he was seen by one of them who believed Jesus to be God. to believe 6whatever7 Jesus said. Jesus gave a great groan and said! . say to its ma$er! . to go to Jerusalem. the teta gramaton 4sic5.orgive me. and the third day they found him. when Jesus added! . and therefore does not beget sons% but Jesus of Nazareth is a prophet of God. when he 4with his disciples5 was purifying himself for prayer. #hapter 9* (t this time.+ur God comes<.3elcome to you.Brothers. brother<* A+n that day. that you should say. saying! . each one of two hundred thousand men that bare sword. but he is a son of God*% and others said! *No.

and they made a circle round about Jesus. your God. for God wor$s good in man. Jesus saw a great multitude of horsemen.Now is Judea so greatly moved over your signs and your teaching that they cry out that you are God% wherefore. deceived of atan<.Get from before me. (nd # fear that God may for this give heavy plague upon the holy city. 3e pray you therefore from our heart. born of mortal woman. and some say you are a prophet. + wretched Judea. and the people being 8uieted from their weeping. and # call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. suffering the miseries of eating and sleeping.(re you also perhaps.priest.or man is li$e a shop. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . #hapter 9+ 'hen Jesus. + madmen. whereby he perceived that there were coming the governor with 1erod and the high. (nd having said this. 3hen the governor arrived there. in saying what you have said. why have you not 8uieted this sedition. a man. )ay it please God that there come not upon the holy city great vengeance for this sin. 'hen Jesus said! . #hapter 9(nd having said this.or some say you are God. with the 2aw of God.. for # fear 6that7 the earth shall open and devour me with you for your abominable words<. so passed into oblivion. even as atan wor$s evil. that has moved you to this<. my words li$e a sword shall pierce each one 6of them7 that believe me to be more than man. 3hereupon when God shall come to &udge. 3hereupon once more he lifted up his hand in to$en of silence%. that # am more than man. and you + $ing. # confess before heaven.Beware of that which you do. 'he priest answered! .'hat which you say is true. ."erhaps they also are become mad.1ave the prophecies. (s God lives. he spo$e once more! .)ay God pardon us. some say you are son of God.. 'hen said the priest! . with 1erod and the priest... . Jesus drew near to the priest with reverence. whereupon arose such a noise of weeping that none could hear what Jesus was saying. said! . Jesus said again! . that # am a stranger to all that you have said% seeing that # am man. but he was wishful to bow himself down and worship Jesus. wherein whoever enters with his consent wor$s and sells therein.(nd you. insomuch that the soldiery could not $eep bac$ the people that were desirous to hear Jesus spea$ing with the priest. gone out of your mind. that # am a stranger to all that men have said of me.. + high priest of God. + priest. 'hen said the governor and 1erod! . sub&ect to the &udgment of God% that live here li$e as other men. (nd having said this. in calling me. Jesus smote his face with both his hands. # am come here with the :oman governor and $ing 1erod. sub&ect to the common miseries. + a thousand times accursed atan. sub&ect to the &udgment of God.# confess before heaven. born of a woman. you say this because you are strangers to our 2aw! for if you read the testament and covenant of our God you would see that )oses . . you have greatly sinned. priest of the living God< in not against our God<.or # am a man. in whose presence my soul stands. of cold and heat. But tell me. and call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. it is impossible that man should do that which you do% wherefore we understand not that which you say. handing it over in servitude to strangers%. ir. to wit. + governor. constrained by the people.'ruly you have erred greatly. li$e other men. every one dismounted. having lifted his hand in to$en of silence. + #sraelites. and do you pray for us. (t this the people were filled with terror and began to weep. when Jesus cried out! . that you will be content to remove the sedition which is arisen on your account.

having lifted up his hands..# am Jesus.. friends of God. who in the power of God have wrought things which cannot be grasped by the minds of those who $now not our God. and that there is not any other god but he. prayed for the holy city and for the people of God. 'he priest answered! . having lifted up his hands.#t is written there that our God is everywhere. every one. said! . which # have not done.. that our God in his anger should not give it over to be trodden down of the nations.born. sleeps not. which # have not yet done. and opened the Jordan.. and shall have an end. which covered the ground. o be it. Jesus. seeing he is incorporeal and uncomposed. (nd of Joshua every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present.. (nd turning himself towards the people.. 'hen went up Jesus on to one of the twelve stones which Joshua made the twelve tribes ta$e up from the midst of Jordan%. who stri$es down and ma$es whole. . son of )ary.. the dew into tempest. the covenant of God for ever.#t is written there that God is invisible and hidden from the mind of man. 'hen Jesus. that # am a visible man and a morsel of clay that wal$s upon the earth. said the priest. (nd of )oses. almighty and merciful. when all #srael passed over there dry shod% and he said with a loud voice! . . .9ven so it is..with a rod made the water turn into blood.+ Jesus.. 'hereupon the people raised their voices weeping. every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. said the priest.#t is written there that God has no need. you may perceive your sin% for. wherein he drowned "haraoh%. #hapter 91 3hen the prayer was ended..2et our priest go up into a high place whence he may confirm my words. for the 8uieting of our nation. 1e made the frogs and mice to come into 9gypt%. . he slew the first.. tay. and the light into dar$ness. for from all that of which the priest has said that it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. truly. the dust into fleas.#t is written in the testament and covenant of the living God that our God has no beginning.:epent. (nd 6in li$e manner7 very many other prophets. Jesus said! . forasmuch as he eats not. holy men. 'hereupon Jesus. o said olomon the prophet. said the priest. he said! . said the priest. every one crying! . Jesus said! . without variableness.. (nd # have had a beginning. this is my faith wherewith # shall come to your &udgment! in testimony against every one that shall believe the contrary. Jesus said! . and rain. 'hereupon the priest went up thither% to whom Jesus said distinctly. Joshua made the sun to stand still. and 6am7 such that # cannot create a fly over again. . for we need to $now who you are. #hapter 90 (ccordingly the governor and the priest and the $ing prayed Jesus that in order to 8uiet the people he should mount up into a lofty place and spea$ to the people. 9li&ah made fire to come visibly down from heaven. the priest said with a loud voice! . and does all that pleases him. Jesus said! . who is blessed for evermore.. seeing that our God is infinite. +f these things # have wrought none. o is it. o is it.(men. Jesus answered! . . that he would pray for the safety of the holy city.2ord our God..#t is written there how that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him. mortal as are other men. o is it written. Jesus said! . . and said! .#t is written there that our God by his word alone has created all things. neither shall he ever have an end.. and opened the sea. so that everyone might hear! .. against you% have mercy upon us..% and suffers not from any deficiency. replied the priest..9ven so is it written therein. (nd they prayed Jesus. .3e have sinned.. (nd of 9li&ah every one confesses that he is a man. 2ord our God.

. but there shall come a great number of false prophets.. Jesus answered! . and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel.#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation.. who shall destroy every false opinion of me. 'hen said the priest! . 3herefore # say to you. insomuch that .1ow shall the )essiah be called. Jesus answered! . #hapter 97 Jesus answered! . because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed. by ma$ing the impious believe that # am God and son of God. 1e shallbring with him the mercy of God for salvation of them that shall believe in him. and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory.(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-. but indeed # am not he. + Jesus. 'hen Jesus said! . 'hen answered the priest. 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation.@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen. for he is made before me.#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah.. wherefore # pray you in the name of all Judea and #srael that you for love of God should tell us in what wise the )essiah will come.#t is true that God has so promised. and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power.'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God.3ith your words # am not consoled. (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. atan will raise again this accursed sedition. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. even as God promised to our father (braham. . a man that is mortal and fears God. . 'he priest answered! . are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-... and what sign shall reveal his coming-. and placed it in a celestial splendour. and a great multitude of creatures. for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul.Distress not yourself. # have received grace and mercy from God to see him. and shall come after me.By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills. Jesus answered! . because in our time shall not this sedition be any more. whereat # sorrow.3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. whereof # ma$e you a present.. insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed. and your word shall be true. saying! . the world. God said! . in whose presence my soul stands.or every li$e loves his li$e. and blessed is he who shall believe his words. # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth. saying! . 'he priest answered! . seeing that we will write to the sacred :oman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call you God or son of God. 'he priest answered! . as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. 1erod answered! ..#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth. and shall bring to the world the mercy of God.or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God. holy one of God.(s God lives.'he name of the )essiah is admirable. Jesus answered! .1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-. and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world.of the seed of David. with the governor and the $ing. whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated. for so has God promised to (braham our father..

when he had seated himself upon a stone. God commanded that he should slay his son! which he would have . (nd they sat down upon the grass by fifties and by forties. for that through longing to see Jesus they had forgotten to bring any. God has brought such a thing to nothing. he is moved to indignation and slays his rival.'here is here a child which has five loaves and two fishes. )uhammad is his blessed name.(m # awa$e. every one. when #srael has loved anything such that he forgets God. 'hen Jesus said! . (nd he too$ the bread. 9very one ate and every one was satisfied. as it were beside themselves by reason of the great miracle. so in order to $ill that evil love out of the heart of (braham. #hapter 93 (nd having said this. 3hereupon the priest prayed the governor to write to :ome to the senate the whole matter% which thing the governor did% wherefore the senate had compassion on #srael. does God! for.two with the twelve. and. # tell you. for the space of an hour. perceiving their faith. which he gave to the disciples. either God or son of God. #hapter 99 Jesus. saying! . 9ven so. for that there was none li$e it in all the world. two hundred pieces of gold could not buy so much bread that each one should taste a little. 3hen the greater part of the crowd had departed. but what will it be among so many-. Now what thing is more dear to God here on earth than the priesthood and the holy 'empleNevertheless. having been two days without bread.. having withdrawn into a hollow part of the desert in 'iro near to Jordan. (nd he opened his mouth with a sigh and said! .Gather up that which is over. or do # dream-. in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. ?ou $now that when a youth loves a lady. the multitude departed with the priest and the governor with 1erod. but there were seventy. but another. whereupon they ate raw herbs therefore they were not able to depart li$e the others. Jesus answered! .. dismissed them.two men that willed not to leave him% wherefore Jesus. (fterwards Jesus. 'hen the crowd lifted up their voices. and the disciples gave it to the multitude% and so did they with the fishes.. $ing of Babylon. (nd they remained. but your faith shall never fail. come 8uic$ly for the salvation of the world<.heaven and earth shall fail. having great disputations concerning Jesus and concerning his doctrine. and decreed that on pain of death none should call Jesus the Nazarene. and she does not love him. "hilip answered! . called together the seventy.2ord. prophet of the Jews. when he perceived this.#n the name of God<. when he had given than$s to God. made them to sit near him. (braham loved his son #shmael a little more than was right. God raised up his wrath by Nebuchadnezzar.3here shall we find bread for them that they perish not of hunger-.. o the disciples gathered those fragments. engraved upon copper. saying! . and boasted only of the 'emple. and said to "hilip! . 'hereupon said Jesus! . that God is &ealous for his honour. and with an army caused him to ta$e the holy city and burn it with the sacred 'emple. 'hen said (ndrew! . without women and children who being wearied by the &ourney. there remained about five thousand men.+ God send us your )essenger! + )uhammad.'his day have we seen a great wic$edness in Judea and in #srael such that my heart trembles within my breast for fear of God. 'hen Jesus. when the people had forgotten God. and loves #srael as a lover. had pity on them. chose them for disciples. 'hereupon every one put his hand to his eyes. and filled twelve bas$ets. 3hich decree was posted up in the 'emple.)a$e the multitude sit down. such that the sacred things which the prophets of God trembled to touch were trodden under foot by infidels full of wic$edness. and prayed to God and then bra$e the bread. 'ruly # say to you.

.or his hand.3hen a man loses a purse does he turn bac$ only his eye.. 'hen he who writes said! . and this was turned into a rope to hang him< #nnocent Job came near to loving his seven sons and three daughters 6too much7. 'herefore you must go through Judea and #srael. #hapter 100 (s God lives. weeping! . chastity% let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving. on the morning of the fourth day. how are we to ma$e prayer and do alms% what answer shall they give. 'he disciples answered with fear. 'hen he who writes answered ! . (nd ma$e prayer over the sic$. answered the disciples. how are we to weep. vigils% for leisure. weeping% for revellings.(nd how shall they do penance properly if they do not $now how to repent. preaching the truth to the twelve tribes. o today # will spea$ to you of penitence generally.or his tongue. and that which # say to one # say to all.3e will do whatever you bid us 6to do7. but he turns his whole body bac$ and employs every power of hissoul to find it. and so lived in mourning for ten years. but also struc$ him with grievous sic$ness. #nstead of delight must be mourning% for laughter. because God has given me authority over every sic$ness.done had the $nife cut.#t is most true. to ta$e it. #hapter 101 'hen Jesus said! . and therefore God brought it to pass that the son rebelled against his father and was suspended by his hair and slain by Joab.. 9very building. such that worms came out of his flesh for the ne0t seven years.. falls into ruin! is this true-.+ )aster. 3hen the third day was ended. Jesus answered! .. how are we to fast.. activity% for lust.. to as$. how are we to remain chaste. . #s this true-. o be it. brothers. # fear that God will be angered against me. + Barnabas. when prayer is made to God. if its foundation be removed. 'hen Jesus said! . and from henceforth every evening when the first star shall appear. and # wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God. . to cut it down. to see it...Barnabas and John will stay with me! you others are to go through all the region of amaria and Judea and #srael. that (bsalom loved his hair above all things. fasts% for sleeping. that they may be undeceived. how are we to mourn. when God gave him into the hand of atan. as$ing him for mercy three times! because the sin of #srael is three times more grievous than other sins. answered the disciples. # will spea$ to you by a similitude.But if they are as$ed. such that he believed that the beasts had devoured his son. A David loved (bsalom vehemently. if your disciples be as$ed how they ought to show penitence. and caused Jacob to be deceived by these same sons. /now then that penitence more than anything 6else7 must be done for pure love of God% otherwise it will be vain to repent. + fearful &udgment of God. . so God caused him to be sold. what shall they answer-. let us ma$e prayer three times.2et us ma$e prayer and fast for three days. +ur father Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons. who not only deprived him of his sons and his riches in one day. how are we to show activity."enitence is a reversing of the evil life! for every sense must be turned around to the contrary of that which it wrought while sinning. 'hen he who writes answered! .#t is true.?ou have as$ed 6a good 8uestion7. Jesus answered! . preaching penitence! because the a0e is laid near to the tree. Jesus called together all the disciples and apostles and said to them! .No.

mourns for the lost good. and being deprived of all that he won each day by wor$ing.3oe to the world. prostrate before God. 3hen man has sinned. + wretched man$ind. + 2ord.No. e0cept when he weeps for his sin. the enemy of all good. answered the disciples. ?our enemy% in order that the ungodly may not re&oice over your creatures. that God has chosen you as a son. that in every thing 6for which7 a man weeps. without whom there is no salvation. did fall under the displeasure of God. But # say to you truly. so that he should re&oice 6when it befalls him7. he sins. #hapter 10+ 'he weeping of the sinner ought to be li$e that of a father who weeps over his son 6who is7 near to death. But it is probable that he would weep day and night. when his ship has been wrec$ed by a storm. if the mariner. (ssuredly. would you forgive them. that weeps over the body from which the soul is departed. + 2ord. atan. . so that he suffered great miseries. punish as it pleases you. and you $new that they did not grieve at having offended you. and 6yet7 does not weep over the soul from which the mercy of God has departed because of sin< 'ell me. . but in being despised. has great remorse for having lost paradise and gained hell.for if the $ing should have $nown it he would have had him slain. # tell you that this is what God will do to those who repent for having lost paradise. he says in his prayer! *Behold the guilty one.Certainly not. what would he do.Because he does not love God% no. + madness of man. #hapter 10* 'ruly # say to you. 'ell me. not only in his substance.or every misery that comes to man comes to him from God for his salvation. . that every animal according to its own nature.. 'hen Jesus wept saying! . he has lost the foundation of his salvation% so it is necessary to begin from the foundation. 6the7 laughter of a sinner is an abominable sacrilege since this world is rightly called by our father David a vale of tears. Do you thin$ that such a man would laugh for any time-. and not by the hand of atan.. if it loses that which it desires. + wretched one. (ccordingly. for you will never give me so much torment as this wic$ed one deserves. 'here was a $ing who adopted one of his slaves as 6his7 son 6and7 he made him lord of all that he possessed. 1ere he see$s that what he has done may be punished by ?our hand. where you receive all things with toil and every good wor$ is ta$en from you by continual sinning. granting you paradise. and was cast out of paradise and condemned to the unclean world. at which you. Do you $now why. (nd the world simply laughs. for it is sure of eternal torment. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wic$ed man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the $ing.'he foundation of our salvation is God. will find mercy with God in proportion to 6the e0tent that7 he craves &ustice. who has offended ?ou without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving ?ou.'hen Jesus said! .* 'he sinner. therefore. what is worse. but in confusion of mind. as you have said! that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep. could recover all that he had lost by weeping. seeing him laugh at the $ing*s displeasure. but grieved at having lost their reward. . by the operation of atan. But sin comes from the devil for the damnation of man. or that God 6will7 free him from hell. and. Chastise.. he hates his Creator.#t is certain that he would weep bitterly. the sinner who will be truly penitent must have 6a7 great desire to punish in himself that which he has done in opposition to his Creator! 6to the e0tent that7 when he prays he dare not to crave paradise from God. if your slaves had offended you. he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest< #t will be. holding to this manner of 6penitence7. ?et he will he never find mercy.

and God is as many times greater 6than it7 as it would ta$e grains . shall not God have power to dispose at his pleasure of his own things. surely.. not $nowing the sense of the words.. #n weeping. and similarly all the heavens are inferior each one to the ne0t.(nd what said God by #saiah the prophet. and not for aught else..or man ought to consider not the outward 6form7 of the words.+ master. Jesus answered! . how does man lose in weeping over things other than sin-. and afterwards should ta$e it away from you. + Bartholomew. Now $new you not. God measures more the sorrow than the tears. + )oses. Bartholomew said! . But he who is thus. so far as the heaven is distant from the earth.or you have of your own. even so are the ways of God distant from the ways of men. accordingly. as a blazing furnace consumes a drop of water. and many have so erred. and let not God spea$ to us. there are found men from whose eyes no tear has ever fallen. Jesus answered! *#f 1erod% should give you a mantle to $eep for him. But they who readily burst into weeping are li$e the horse that goes faster the more lightly he is laden. But all the size of the earth with that of all the heavens is in proportion to paradise as a point.2ord.. + foolish man.Not all those who shed tears weep. would you have reason to weep-* . 'hen Jesus said! *Now has man less reason to weep when he loses aught. no.+ master. + )atthew. pea$ you to us. sin alone% and for that ought you to weep. that the heavens are nine and that they are distant from one another even as the first heaven is distant from the earth. Jesus answered! *?ou are in error. you have confessed before all Judea that God has no similitude li$e man. # tell you. then. as a grain of sand. (s God lives. since God has hands he has a similitude with man. that when God willed to spea$ to our fathers on mount inai.* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. urely here you can perceive that man see$s loss and not profit. (ccordingly. #s this greatness immeasurable-* 'he disciples answered! *?es. But it is necessary that # ma$e to you a proposition. Just as the sunshine preserves from putrefaction what is placed uppermost. 'he weeping of a sinner is a consumption of earthly affection by vehemence of sorrow. said John..* 'hen said John! . in whose presence my soul stands. . but the sense% seeing that human speech is as it were an interpreter between us and God. #hapter 10*'ruly there are men who have both the inward affection and the outward tears. # tell you. lest we die. even so this consumption preserves the soul from sin.. what shall he do who cannot weep because his heart is a stranger to weeping. #f God should grant as many tears to the true penitent as the sea has waters he would desire far more! and so that desire consumes that little drop that he would shed.and 6yet7 man is not sad about that. and they have wept more than a thousand of those who 6do7 shed tears. or has not that which he would% for all comes from the hand of God. our fathers cried out! . and the thoughts of God from the thoughts of men- #hapter 100 *God is so immeasurable that # tremble to describe him. and now you have said that man receives from the hand of God% accordingly. will be a Jeremiah. that 6the earth7 is in proportion to the first heaven as the point of a needle and the first heaven in li$e manner is in proportion to the second as a point. but that. which is distant from the earth five hundred years* &ourney. the universe before God is small as a grain of sand.* )atthew said! .No. 3herefore the earth is distant from the highest heaven four thousand and five hundred years* &ourney.

dumb. yet in him sense wor$s not-* *No. for that he fears death. But sense departs by reason of fear that it receives. many are deceived concerning our life. after sorrowing that he has eaten it. Jesus said! *Can a man be found who has life in him. then. Jesus answered! * o is it true% wherefore.. But how shall he weep who attends at revellings and feasts. the soul and the sense and the flesh.or so closely are the soul and the sense &oined together. it confessed that it was a slave of God and the wor$ of his hands. that the more part of men affirm the soul and the sense to be one and the same thing. # tell you that for sin alone one ought to weep. that you ta$e the sense and not the bare words. (nd now tell me. if you wish to have eternal life. and thither his disciples drew near to him. and prayed for the salvation of our people. and wor$ not any good. . if God please. which thin$s and lives. who is a little piece of clay that stands upon the earth. how does sense wor$ in the ungodly. .or the sense has God created for pleasure. but you have not yet heard how he created the sense. Now consider you if God has any proportion with man. *?ou deceive yourselves.God has this. . because man is deprived of life when the soul departs% because the soul returns not any more to the body. forsa$en it. 3hereupon they become abominable.'ell me.(ssuredly. so as not to ma$e himself sic$.of sand to fill all the heavens and paradise. as is seen in the unconscious when the sense leaves him.. where will they find the intellectual soul without life.* 'he disciples answered! *God alone can $now himself.1e is hidden from human senses. or by reason of great sorrow that the soul has. :eturning to my discourse. dividing it by operation and not by essence. Jesus answered! . each one of itself separate. when we are in paradise we shall $now God.. "erceiving that pleasure has made him to . 3herefore there is the greatest need to nourish it with spiritual pleasure for him who wills not that it should live of carnal pleasure. through indignation that it has at being deprived of the pleasure of paradise through sin. it is as God in them! seeing that they follow sense. as here one $nows the sea from a drop of salt water. # will tell you all. in whose presence stands my soul. + foolish ones. 'herefore to. forsa$ing reason and the 2aw of God. every one of us saying! *(men. vegetative. never.1e will weep even as ice will give fire< ?ou needs must turn revellings into fasts if you will have lordship over your senses.* #hapter 101 3hen he had finished the prayer of dawn.'ruly # say to you..* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God.God is such. and by that alone it lives. because even so has our God lordship.or he that sees that a certain food ma$es him sic$. But truly # say to you. the soul is one.. ta$ing away its food from it. calling it the sensitive. has man sense-* *?es. even as the body lives by food and the soul lives by $nowledge and love. Jesus sat down under a palm tree.* 'haddaeus answered! . #hapter 107 *(nd so the first thing that follows sorrow for sin is fasting. *for he that is blind. 'haddaeus said! * o then. +ur God created the soul and the body as you have heard. God has sense over which to have lordship. and truly it is as said #saiah the prophet! . a man does not have life.(nd when a man is in a swoon-* 'hen were the disciples perple0ed% when Jesus said! *'hree things there are that ma$e up man! that is. 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. when the sense leaves the life. 'his sense is now rebellious against the soul.* answered the disciples. o ought the sinner to do. @nderstand you.(ssuredly.* Jesus answered! *Go you bac$ to saying.morrow. Beware. .where is his sense. But life without senses will readily be found. because by sinning man forsa$es his Creator. and intellectual soul. .* said the disciples. and more.'his is not true. that God having created it condemned it to hell and to intolerable snow and ice% because it said that it was God% but when he deprived it of nourishment. deaf.+ master. and mutilated. save by miracle.* said Jesus.

3herefore in fear of his ma&esty there always resounds in its ear that angelic utterance . even so is it more difficult to cure. But because man while living has need to ta$e these good things of the world.or &ust as there are two $inds of sleeping. and from being his faithful slave has turned into a rebellious foe. then. because it deprives him of God.. but rather the contrary. o let him proceed to mortify sense and to $now God for his lord. A 'ell me. wishing here on earth to fare deliciously every day.Creatures. . it is abominable to deprive the body of food and fill the soul with pride. despising them that fast not.No. ..* #hapter 103 1ear$en. answered the disciples. in parable! there is a man who whilst wal$ing stri$es himself against a roc$. for truly # say to you that he who watches with the body and sleeps with the soul is frenzied. will the sic$ man boast of the diet that is imposed on him by the physician. which is the foot of the life. whether do you desire the more! to see by the light of a star or by the light of the sun-.or he. shall such a wretched one boast of not sleeping with the body. . . come to &udgment. let him put before it the condition of hell. where no pleasure at all but infinite sorrow is received% let him put before it the delights of paradise. fasting is needful here. in order that he may fall sic$ and afterwards live deliciously. . (nd when he sees the sense abhor fastings. But let the penitent be cautious% for that atan see$s to annul every good wor$. (nd let this suffice you concerning fasting. for your Creator wills to &udge you. 9ven so # say to you. and by the light of the sun we see the tiniest grain of sand. and despise them that fast not% but he ought to sorrow for the sin by reason whereof he fasts. which is the head of the life. Nor should the penitent that fasts procure delicate food. to what # shall say to you concerning watching. (s God lives. was deprived eternally of a single drop of water! while 2azarus. and in order to avoid stri$ing it the more with his foot. and more in the penitent than in others. in order that he may be li$e to himself.or it abides habitually ever in the service of God.By the light of the sun% for by the light of the star we cannot see the neighbouring mountains. 'ell me. he stri$es with his head what is the state of such a man-* . then. that the penitent ought not to boast in his fast. (ndrew answered! . . that of the body and that of the soul. he will see$ to ma$e him set his fast simply upon bodily food. But he will sorrow for the sic$ness by reason of which he needs must be put upon diet.or this would be a most grievous error. 'hen Jesus said! . and in everything and through everything and above everything gives than$s to his ma&esty. 3hereupon atan will see$ to cause that he shall not fast in any wise.or so will it easily be 8uieted% for that it is better to be content with little in order to receive much..'he sleep of the soul is forgetfulness of God and of his fearful &udgment.. for that the penitent has rebelled against him. 3herefore we wal$ with fear by the light of the star. but he should content himself with coarse food. under prete0t of sic$ness. shall live eternally in full abundance of the delights of paradise. and holding oneself better than they. while he perceives not his misery that he sleeps with the soul. and when this shall not avail he will invite him to an e0treme fast. 'ell me. viz. $nowing that always at every moment it receives grace and mercy from God. and call them mad who are not put on diet(ssuredly not. let him sorrow at having done so.sin against God his creator by following sense in these good things of the world. that are so great that a grain of one of the delights of paradise is greater than all those of the world. but by the light of the sun we go securely. (nd if he succeed not in this. .3ell have you answered. Now will a man give delicate food to the dog that bites and to the horse that $ic$s. his life. even so must you be careful in watching that while the body watches the soul sleep not. than to be unbridled in little and be deprived of all and abide in torment. surely. that watches is that which in everything and in every place perceives God.for such a man is frenzied. *?ou ought to remember the rich feaster in order to fast well. who never eats but always sins. 'he soul.)iserable. 3herefore. and gives him the eternal death of hell. (s the spiritual infirmity is more grievous than the corporeal. being content with crumbs here on earth.

#hapter 109
Jesus answered! ;9ven so # tell you that you ought to watch with the soul by the sun of &ustice 6which is7 our God, and not to boast yourselves of the watchings of the body. #t is most true, therefore, that bodily sleep is to be avoided as much as is possible, but 6to avoid it7 altogether is impossible, the sense and the flesh being weighed down with food and the mind with business. 3herefore let him that will sleep little avoid too much business and much food. (s God lives, in whose presence stands my soul, it is lawful to sleep somewhat every night, but it is never lawful to forget God and his fearful &udgment! and the sleep of the soul is such oblivion.; 'hen answered he who writes! ;+ master, how can we always have God in memory(ssuredly, it seems to us impossible. Jesus said, with a sigh! ;'his is the greatest misery that man can suffer, + Barnabas. ,or man cannot here upon earth have God his creator always in memory% saving them that are holy, for they always have God in memory, because they have in them the light of the grace of God, so that they cannot forget God. But tell me, have you seen them that wor$ 8uarried stones, how by their constant practice they have so learned to stri$e that they spea$ with others and all the time are stri$ing the iron tool that wor$s the stone without loo$ing at the iron, and yet they do not stri$e their hands- Now do you li$ewise. Desire to be holy if you wish to overcome entirely this misery of forgetfulness. ure it is that water cleaves the hardest roc$s with a single drop stri$ing there for a long period. Do you $now why you have not overcome this misery- Because you have not perceived that it is sin. # tell you then that it is an error, when a prince gives you a present, + man, that you shouldst shut your eyes and turn your bac$ upon him. 9ven so do they err who forget God, for at all times man receives from God gifts and mercy.;

#hapter 110
Now tell me, does our God at all times grant you 6his bounty7- ?es, assuredly% for unceasingly he ministers to you the breath whereby you live. 'ruly, truly, # say to you, every time that your body receives breath your heart ought to say! ;God be than$ed<;* 'hen said John! ;it is most true what you say, + master% teach us therefore the way to attain to this blessed condition.; Jesus answered! ;'ruly # say to you, one cannot attain to such condition by human powers, but rather by the mercy of God our 2ord. #t is true indeed that man ought to desire the good in order that God may give it him. 'ell me, when you are at table do you ta$e those meats which you would not so much as loo$ at- No, assuredly. 9ven so # say to you that you shall not receive that which you will not desire. God is able, if you desire holiness, to ma$e you holy in less time than the twin$ling of an eye, but in order that man may be sensible of the gift and the giver our God wills that we should wait and as$. 1ave you seen them that practice shooting at a mar$- (ssuredly they shoot many times in vain. 1owbeit, they never wish to shoot in vain, but are always in hope to hit the mar$. Now do you this, you who ever desire to have our God in remembrance, and when you forget, mourn% for God shall give you grace to attain to all that # have said. ,asting and spiritual watching are so united one with the other that, if one brea$ the watch, straightway the fast is bro$en. ,or in sinning a man brea$s the fast of the soul, and forgets God. o is it that watching and fasting as regards the soul are always necessary for us and for all men. ,or to none is it lawful to sin. But the fasting of the body and its watchings, believe me, they are not possible at all times, nor for all persons. ,or there are sic$ and aged fol$, women with child, men that are put upon diet, children, and others that are of wea$ comple0ion. ,or indeed everyone, even as he clothes himself according to his proper measure, so should choose his 6manner of7 fasting.

,or &ust as the garments of a child are not suitable for a man of thirty years, even so the watchings and fastings of one are not suitable for another.;

#hapter 111
*But beware that atan will use all his strength 6to bring it to pass7 that you 6shall7 watch during the night, and afterward be sleeping when by commandment of God you ought to be praying and listening to the word of God. 'ell me, would it please you if a friend of yours should eat the meat and give you the bones-; "eter answered! ;No, master, for such an one ought not to be called friend, but a moc$er.; Jesus answered with a sigh! ;?ou have well said the truth, + "eter, for truly every one that watches with the body more than is necessary, sleeping, or having his head weighed down with slumber when he should be praying or listening to the words of God, such a wretch moc$s God his creator, and so is guilty of such a sin. )oreover, he is a robber, seeing that he steals the time that he ought to give to God, and spends it when, and as much as, pleases him. #n a vessel of the best wine a man gave his enemies to drin$ so long as the wine was at its best, but when the wine came down to the dregs he gave to his lord to drin$. 3hat, thin$ you, will the master do to his servant when he shall $now all, and the servant be before him(ssuredly, he will beat him and slay him in righteous indignation according to the laws of the world. (nd now what shall God do to the man that spends the best of his time in business, and the worst in prayer and study of the 2aw- 3oe to the world, because with this and with greater sin is its heart weighed down< (ccordingly, when # said to you that laughter should be turned into weeping, feasts into fasting, and sleep into watching, # compassed in three words all that you have heard that here on earth one ought always to weep, and that weeping should be from the heart, because God our creator is offended% that you ought to fast in order to have lordship over the sense, and to watch in order not to sin% and that bodily weeping and bodily fasting and watching should be ta$en according to the constitution of each one.;

#hapter 11*
1aving said this, Jesus said! ;?ou needs must see$ of the fruits of the field the wherewithal to sustain our life, for it is now eight days that we have eaten no bread. 3herefore # will pray to our God, and will await you with Barnabas.; o all the disciples and apostles departed by fours and by si0es and went their way according to the word of Jesus. 'here remained with Jesus he who writes% whereupon Jesus, weeping, said! ;+ Barnabas, it is necessary that # should reveal to you great secrets, which, after that # shall be departed from the world, you shall reveal to it.; 'hen answered he that writes, weeping, and said! ; uffer me to weep, + master, and other men also, for that we are sinners. (nd you, that are an holy one and prophet of God, it is not fitting for you to weep so much.; Jesus answered! ;Believe me, Barnabas that # cannot weep as much as # ought. ,or if men had not called me God, # should have seen God here as he will be seen in paradise, and should have been safe not to fear the day of &udgment. But God $nows that # am innocent, because never have # harboured thought to be held more than a poor slave. No, # tell you that if # had not been called God # should have been carried into paradise when # shall depart from the world, whereas now # shall not go thither until the &udgment. Now you see if # have cause to weep. /now, + Barnabas, that for this # must have great persecution, and shall be sold by one of my disciples for thirty pieces of money. 3hereupon # am sure that he who shall sell me shall be

slain in my name, for that God shall ta$e me up from the earth, and shall change the appearance of the traitor so that every one shall believe him to be me% nevertheless, when he dies an evil death, # shall abide in that dishonour for a long time in the world. But when )uhammad shall come, the sacred )essenger of God, that infamy shall be ta$en away. (nd this shall God do because # have confessed the truth of the )essiah who shall give me this reward, that # shall be $nown to be alive and to be a stranger to that death of infamy.; 'hen answered he that writes! ;+ master, tell me who is that wretch, for # fain would cho$e him to death.; ;1old your peace,; answered Jesus, ;for so God wills, and he cannot do otherwise but see you that when my mother is afflicted at such an event you tell her the truth, in order that she may be comforted.; 'hen answered he who writes! ;(ll this will # do, + master, if God please.;

#hapter 11+
3hen the disciples were come they brought pine.cones, and by the will of God they found a good 8uantity of dates. o after the midday prayer they ate with Jesus. 3hereupon the apostles and disciples, seeing him that writes of sad countenance, feared that Jesus needs must 8uic$ly depart from the world. 3hereupon Jesus consoled them, saying! ;,ear not, for my hour is not yet come that # should depart from you. # shall abide with you still for a little while. 'herefore must # teach you now, in order that you may go, as # have said, through all #srael to preach penitence% in order that God may have mercy upon the sin of #srael. 2et every one therefore beware of sloth, and much more he that does penance% because every tree that bears not good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire. 'here was a citizen who had a vineyard, and in the midst thereof had a garden, which had a fine fig.tree% whereon for three years when the owner came he found no fruit, and seeing every other tree bare fruit there he said to his vinedresser! ;Cut down this bad tree, for it cumbers the ground.; 'he vinedresser answered! ;Not so, my lord, for it is a beautiful tree.; ;1old your peace,; said the owner, ;for # care not for useless beauties. ?ou should $now that the palm and the balsam are nobler than the fig. But # had planted in the courtyard of my house a plant of palm and one of balsam, which # had surrounded with costly walls, but when these bare no fruit, but leaves which heaped themselves up and putrefied the ground in front of the house, # caused them both to be removed. (nd how shall # pardon a fig.tree far from the house, which cumbers my garden and my vineyard where every other tree bears fruit(ssuredly # will not suffer it any longer.; 'hen said the vinedresser! ;2ord, the soil is too rich. 3ait, therefore, one year more, for # will prune the fig.plant*s branches, and ta$e away from it the richness of the soil, putting in poor soil with stones, and so shall it bear fruit.; 'he owner answered! ;Now go and do so% for # will wait, and the fig.plant shall bear fruit.; @nderstand you this parable-; 'he disciples answered! ;No, 2ord, therefore e0plain it to us.;

#hapter 11Jesus answered! ;'ruly # say to you, the owner is God, and the vinedresser is his 2aw. God, then, had in paradise the palm and the balsam% for atan is the palm and the first man the balsam. 'hen did he cast out because they bare not fruit of good wor$s, but uttered ungodly words that were the condemnation of many angels and many men. Now that God has man in the world, in the midst of his creatures that serve God, all of them, according to his precept! and man, # say, bearing no fruit, God would cut him down and commit him to hell, seeing he pardoned not the angel and the first man, punishing the angel eternally, and the man for a time.

there would be the greatest plenty in the world. it will do him harm% seeing that the city is a sponge that draws in every ini8uity. 3hat has he brought into the world.'hus the sun and the other planets are strengthened by the precepts of God so that they cannot do otherwise... he is not the owner. and Job that . Jesus answered! .(s a bird is born to fly. in order that he may do good wor$s. according to his 8uality. Jesus replied! .1ow shall a man forget the women if he live in the city where there are so many of them-. when God gave the precept to wor$.But God said to man! . insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty. certain it is he who lives in the city.. so a poor man is born to wor$. 2et a man content himself therefore with the wife whom his creator has given him. if David our father and olomon his son wor$ed with their hands. he would not fall into the e0ternal% for if the root be removed the tree dies speedily. (s God lives in whose presence my soul stands.+ )aster. loves that which he ought to hate. as said Job. by reason of which he would live in idleness. says! 9ating the labours of our hands we shall be blessed. what ought the sinner to do-. he is a fornicator% for that the soul. even so is man born to wor$. (nd of the lac$ thereof it will be necessary to render an account in the dreadful day of &udgment.( poor man shall live of the sweat of his face.or lust God overwhelmed three wic$ed cities whence escaped only 2ot and his two children. 3herefore let every one wor$. 'ruly # say to you. Believe me. to wor$ is a fitting thing. how many have perished through lust< 'hrough lust came the deluge.3hereupon the 2aw of God says that man has too much good in this life. bursts the bounds of man*s intellect and affections% so that the man. aid John! .?es. #hapter 110 2et man say somewhat to me.. but as its owner. not because God has given him such thing.. and let him forget every other woman. (nd # tell you truly that if # should narrate to you how many have perished through lust. 'herefore our God waits for man to be penitent. a prophet of God. (nd so God laments by #saiah the prophet.)an is born to wor$.+ (ndrew. (ssuredly for no other reason are all things costly. 'he abominable lust. what signifies lust-. which ought to abide in union with God its creator. he said not! .or lust the tribe of Ben&amin was all but e0tinguished. Now tell me. the friend and prophet of God! . the space of five days would not suffice.(s the bird is born to fly and the fish to swim. But $now you not that good. (ndrew answered! . not $nowing himself.Certain it is that he was born na$ed. return to me and # will receive you. must be free from necessity. but that there are a great multitude of idle fol$! if these were to labour. of all that he has found. ..)aster.. and incapable of anything. but this ought the poor to do. . o also David our father. 'herefore 6only7 he who is not man is free from this precept. and so it is necessary that he should suffer tribulation and be deprived of earthly goods. and it shall be well with us. so that. 1ence. when a man loves a thing. to be good. that ma$es man li$e the brute beasts. but the dispenser. not being directed by reason. (nd he will have to render an account thereof in that dreadful day. some attending the ground and some at fishing the water. he has united with the creature. wherefore they shall have no merit. that our God has condemned man to wor$. ought greatly to be feared% for the enemy is of one*s own household. Jesus answered! .2ust is an unbridled desire of love. saying! ?ou have committed fornication with many lovers% nevertheless.(nd Job did not say that! . so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. if there were not internal lust within the heart of man. . which. 'ell me.three human persons. James answered! .#n the sweat of your countenance shall you eat bread. (h. for they cannot do otherwise..

that # am 9li&ah<. because as regards me # $now that you have told me the truth. 9li&ah answered! .. # am the devil. 9li&ah answered! ..or you desire sight to see 9li&ah. But how shall he defend himself if he bridle not the eye. and said! . 'hen Jesus said.Now tell me.)ay it please God that you be spea$ing the truth% because.. is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God. 'he disciples answered! . and the more # should hate 9li&ah the more # should love God.# weep because # cannot see 9li&ah the prophet./now. and see$s not to find pleasure in God.. 'hen said the disciples of 9li&ah! . + brother.. and how # became blind-. 'hen said 9li&ah! . 'he blind man answered! . . 3herefore # say to you. 9li&ah answered! . in entering the 'emple of God. + brother-.. now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing. and said with tears! . and hate 9li&ah with your soul. 3eep then. for their salvation. . # say. our God too$ away your sight. if # should hate 9li&ah # should love God. that raises the dead and ma$es the fire to come down from heaven-. loo$s lewdly upon a woman. +f what seed # am.#hapter 111 #t behoves a man to live in the city. . + brother. 9ven so. seeing that the more # hate myself the more # love God. as$ed him saying! . aid the blind man! .?ou are of the tribe of 2evi% and because you. + brother.if he be the prophet. and fear the sense. . for in weeping you sin. so far as concerns you.. . + brother. which you desire to see. because 9li&ah must have rebu$ed you for some sin of your. 'he blind man answered! . because you have not that light which would ma$e you see the true from the false.Brother. 9li&ah answered! . and we are beside ourselves at the $nowledge that here on earth there are very few that are not idolaters.?ou say this. because he is a man as you are. for # have sinned in spea$ing with you% for if # had seen you # should not have sinned. 1ereupon was the blind man greatly angered. you being near the sanctuary. let him repel every outward enticement of sin. 'hen the blind man weeping said! .1ave you understood all that 9li&ah said-.3hy weep you. for my flesh.Begone forthwith. 2et him tell me. that they had no eyes. that would ma$e me sin against the holy one of God.or all the men in the world cannot ma$e one fly to be born.)ay our God pardon you. 9li&ah.or 9li&ah is not your creator. wherefore you hate him. #hapter 117 9li&ah answered! . has made an idol in his heart. and if you saw me you would still your desire."ardon me. a man of good life. + holy prophet of God..Brother. + man. who despise my words.(s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. because it has a supreme desire for things impure.. #n the time of the prophet 9li&ah it came to pass that 9li&ah seeing a blind man weeping.. seeing that everyone that finds pleasure in the creature. while he that has eyes receives it to the seventh degree.# do not wish to see you% no. .?ou spea$ not the truth.?ou have spo$en the truth. the holy one of God. # would close them so as not to see you-. brother. be he who he may. 'hen 9li&ah rebu$ed him.Now begone* for you are the devil. that many desire to see me and come from far to see me. . you are an impious fellow< Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God.(s God lives..Cease from weeping. 3herefore it were better for them.. said 9li&ah weeping. said the blind man. 'he blind man answered! . 'hen 9li&ah gave a sigh. saying! . but God% whence. even as the soldier lives when he has enemies around the fortress. we have understood. 'he blind man answered! .?ou spea$ not the truth. sighing! . he truly is the prophet of God.. separates you from God. if # had my eyes. for if you had had that you would not have despised my doctrine.. which is the origin of every carnal sin. + man.because # turn you aside from your creator. he who has not bodily eyes is secure not to receive punishment save only to the third degree.#n truth. defending himself against every assault and always fearing treachery on the part of the citizens.. and forsa$en God.. which is not pleasing to God.. for # will not listen to you any longer<. aid the blind man! . for 9li&ah is not able to do anything of all that you say.

seeing that smo$e does hurt to the eyes and gives no sustenance to the body. sail without rudder. which cannot desire that which is not presented to it. for with the outward sight of his eyes and the inward sight of his mind he should see$ to $now God his creator and the good pleasure of his will.or in every idle word man sins. the eye shall not be guarded. (s God lives. + (ndrew. .#hapter 113 'hen Jesus said! . receiving from God all that he shall as$.or truly every time that a man beholds a thing and forgets God who has made it for man. if one had two pence to buy bread. and our God blots out sin by reason of prayer. and not abide continually among princes in delicate living. would he spend it to buy smo$e. or preserve dead flesh without salt%. # tell you that it is impossible not to fall headlong into lust. 9ven so does man% for when he beholds the creature and has not in memory the creator. that prizes the light that is common to flies and ants and despises the light that is common only to angels and prophets and holy friends of God< #f. 3herefore Jeremiah the prophet. he has sinned. . #hapter 119 . then. 'hat thereafter it would be necessary for the penitent to turn story. many of whom have now despised my teaching.or truly everything which has an end is vain. he sins against God his creator by ingratitude. and that # am mad to wish to live in poverty among desert places. . which causes him to lose the creator. what would he do- . a man without prayer can no more be a man of good wor$s than a dumb man can plead his cause to a blind one% than fistula can be healed without unguent% a man defend himself without movement% or attac$ another without weapons. then. +h hapless man. 9ven so then let man do. and his flesh shall wal$ in righteousness%. is the bridle of sense% prayer is the salt of the flesh that suffers it not to be corrupted by sin.telling into prayer.or so shall the flesh be sub&ect to the spirit. who for love of man has created it. even if it were not also a precept of God. Because as the ship cannot move without wind. you have offended against your friend. for now was #srael desirous to establish the idolatry that they have in their hearts. and shall preserve his heart that it be not touched by evil desires% offending atan because he shall $eep his sense within the 2aw of God. he will love her and desire her. so the flesh without the sense cannot sin. in holding me for God. said truly! .)y eye is a thief that robs my soul. . and should not ma$e the creature his end. if # confessed myself to be God. . 1e therefore who shall behold women and shall forget God who for the good of man created woman. that he will love everything li$e to the thing loved! so that hence comes that sin of which it is a shame to have memory. 'ell me. man shall put a bridle upon his eyes. whereby the man that prays shall defend himself in the day of &udgment! for he shall $eep his soul from sin here on earth. saying that # could ma$e myself lord of all Judea.or truly he who has no hand cannot receive. and you should sell it and forget your friend. #f man could change dung into gold and clay into sugar%. . he shall be lord of the sense.(ssuredly not. #f. # tell you that prayer is the hands of our life..?ou spea$ the truth. (nd to such degree will this lust of his brea$ forth. weeping vehemently. reason itself shows.or that prayer is the advocate of the soul% prayer is the medicine of the soul% prayer is the defence of the heart% prayer is the weapon of faith. then. . prayer.or therefore did David our father pray with greatest longing to God our 2ord that he would turn away his eyes in order that he might not behold vanity. in whose presence we are.or if a friend of yours should give you somewhat to $eep in memory of him.

for it is impossible for the avaricious to possess any good in paradise. #nasmuch as all that he has he .or what prince would give a city to his sub&ect in order that the latter might ma$e war upon him. #hapter 1** (s for avarice. (nd how shall he do penance.Now why does not man change foolish story. even though he be silent with his tongue. # do not say that the penitent should sell his tal$ing.#s time. Jesus answered! . in order not to lose his soul. even as gold is spent on necessary things. but in the porches of the 'emple and in the very 'emple %itself atan %has there the sacrifice of vain tal$.. must give out his words at the price of gold. #f then a man would receive mercy let him measure his tal$ing more than gold is measured.. if man $new after what manner the soul is transformed by vain tal$ing he would sooner bite off his tongue with his teeth than tal$. then. But what is worse is the man who spends his time in &ests. (s God lives. given him by God that he may offend God. and cast him out. who has given you grace to $now the mysteries of God. Jesus being silent. .(s God lives. so as not to give suspicion of himself.+h impure world.or that God has given two angels to every man for notaries. that it wea$ens the intellect in such wise that it is not ready to receive the truth% even as a horse accustomed to carry but one ounce of cottonfloc$ cannot carry an hundred pounds of stone. in whose presence my soul stands.telling into prayer. (nd &ust as no one spends gold on a thing which shall cause hurt to his body. who would do penance.for # will tell you.Now who will buy a man*s words at the price of gold.?ou have your heart so heavy that # am not able to lift it up. # cannot conceive how grievously you will be punished by God< 1e. But give than$s to God. he. perhaps. 'hen answered Jesus! . atan will put into his memory those same &ests. so he will tal$ 6only7 when it is necessary to tal$. 3oe.'hen.or indeed. truly # say to you. that must be changed into almsgiving. but # say that when he tal$s he should thin$ that he is casting forth gold. insomuch that when he ought to weep over his sins to provo$e God to mercy and to win forgiveness for his sins. # say. 3hen he is fain to pray. #hapter 1*0 'he fruit of vain tal$ing is this. and in what plight will they be who deal with sinning as with a business supremely necessary.No one would e0ercise himself in any way other than in ma$ing gold and sugar. by laughing he provo$es God to anger% who will chastise him. by his wor$s says! .#t is certain that he will become covetous<.. the one writing the good. .(ssuredly no one. so let him not tal$ of a thing that may cause hurt to his soul. how will he hold them that murmur and slander their neighbour. /now you wherefore. but see$s to spea$ somewhat whereby he may be set free. and he is careful not to say anything that may displease the governor. so the avaricious has hell for his end.1e tal$s with fear and to the point. and that which is worse of things which # cannot tal$ of without shame. + wretched world< for today men do not assemble together for prayer. how does such a man tal$-. tell me. therefore. 'hen Jesus said! . the other the evil that the man does. the avaricious. then. 1ence in every word it is necessary that # should tell you the meaning. the disciples answered! . 'he disciples answered! . 1is disciples answered! . to them that &est and tal$ vainly< But if our God has in abomination them that &est and tal$ vainly. so doing.'here is no other God than #.'his ought the penitent to do. #hapter 1*1 3hen the governor has arrested a prisoner whom he e0amines while the notary writes down 6the case7. that even as the plummet has for its end the centre.

God.+ur God. (s said our father David! 'his change comes from the right hand of God. having thus created man. we than$ you for all your benefits and would fain adore you only all the days of our life. if God please. blood. follows the light which the eyes show it% whence. it deceives itself. saying! . of flesh. and when 1erod sent for fruit you drove away his messengers. surrounds itself with temporal things which it holds as its good% and it grows the stronger the more it sees itself deprived of God. who gives the grace to repent. as two hands of this life! giving for lodgement to the sense every part of the body. the eyes not being able to see aught but vanity. tell me. (nd to the soul gave he for lodgement the heart. 3hereupon he lifted up his hands and prayed. he placing this wor$ in paradise. not being curbed by reason. that if God our 2ord enlighten not the heart of man. but see$s delight. with his liberality and &ustice. Now # tell you that even so the avaricious man ma$es himself god over his riches which God has given him. Do you. 3hereupon. who has given us the grace to communicate his will by my word. and giving up our life to the death to serve you. suffering from the world for love of you. not regarding his beginning or his end. and being unable to delight itself in God. giving us the ran$ of men. to show to his creatures his goodness and mercy and his omnipotence. it should rule the whole life. your servants.riday morning. air. instructing those that are ignorant of your will. who in mercy has created us. marrow.is fain to spend at his own pleasure. #t is necessary that # should tell you of what sort man is. fasting and studying your word. if you would $now how penitence ought to be done.2et us sit down% for even as on this day God created man of the clay of the earth%% even so will # tell you what a thing is man. the sinner is converted to penitence. o be it. 2ord. save us from atan. and dying leaves all. from the flesh and from the world. for it diffused itself there li$e oil. with nerves and veins. so be it. united with the sense. 3herefore # say to you truly. which is man and this is earth.. #hapter 1*+ 3hen it was day. water. . + our merciful God. after the prayer. made a composition of four things contrary the one to the other. bewailing our sins praying and giving alms. would you be ma$ing yourselves $ings over that garden.. and the soul lost its beauty. which was to unite the flesh. and the soul in a single end to wor$ for the service of God. )an having come to such a plight. which is man*s body. which finds not repose in labour. . and united them in one final ob&ect. and the reason being seduced of the sense by the operation of atan. and s$in. so be it. and you were fain to bear yourselves as owners. the sense. put into him a light which is called reason%. even as you save your elect for love of your own self and for love of your )essenger for whom you did create us. (nd so today let us render than$s to God. where. 'he disciples ever answered! . and for love of all your holy ones and prophets. to $now good from evil and 6to distinguish7 the true delight! $nowing which. bones.2ord God almighty and merciful.. and with all his inward parts% wherein God placed the soul and the sense. assembled his disciples and said to them! . the sense. not sending any fruit to 1erod.. who is hidden from it. + 2ord. that he is born na$ed.(ssuredly you. Jesus. 'hus it is necessary that by the mercy of God man*s reason be enlightened afresh. early. which having lost God through sin because it lives by pleasure. with the faith of your true )essenger. choosing earthly things. (nd he made of these four things a vessel. and fire in order that each one might temper its opposite. Jesus said again! . the flesh lost its rest. the sense lost the delight whereby it lives. and so. Now tell me% if 1erod% should give you a garden to $eep. (nd so the conversion of the sinner is from God.. sins. (varice is a thirst of the sense. 3hen all were seated.

John answered! . and give of the best of that which you have. But truly they are vain. God would not have given to David our father the second. 3herefore. because it is most evil. reason must say! .'hen to what end serves the speech of men-.. is most evil doctrine. seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life. for love of God.+ )aster.( man goes to fish with a net. seeing that men do not consider their end. Jesus answered! . 'hen answered he who writes! . 2et avarice then be changed into alms. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely.. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$.Great is your 8uestion. which is God. but those that are bad he throws away. and has spo$en but one message to all men. who had offended God.* 9ven so ought you to do. (s God lives. (nd see that when you do alms.)an as man avails nothing to convert man to penitence% but man as a means which God uses converts man% so that seeing God wor$s by a secret fashion in man for man*s salvation. (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated.. and hatred towards yourself. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages. if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us.+ )aster. love towards God. one ought to listen to every man. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved. James answered! . Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world. 'ell me. every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end. Jesus replied . which is God. and therein he catches many fishes. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses.Now how shall the truth be $nown-. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed. 'hen answered (ndrew! . what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . and offends him every day. (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*. then. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid.Certainly not. you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- . that receive you for true% seeing that God is one. the truth is one% whence it follows that the doctrine is one and the meaning of the doctrine is one% and therefore the faith is one.the reasonings of men are of no avail.9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses.* ( man went forth to sow. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable.. uch a thing will have its end.. pity towards one*s neighbour. #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad. a man would receive anything of God. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. 3herefore be not slow to give. Jesus answered! . in whose presence my soul stands. it behoves him to serve God. what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. listening to all and receiving only the truth. when the )essenger of God shall come. #f.

. for that he is flaming spirit. .. he said ! .'ell me.Go and preach even as you have heard. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea.#n the name of God. + brethren.. and cast out many demons which tormented men.(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence. which atan will never find. 'he disciples answered! .1ow long ought penitence to last-.'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<. telling them that which # said before the high priest. Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! .3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore. insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus.Blessed be the holy name of God. we have healed numberless sic$ persons. Jesus answered! . teach us how to spea$. #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples. and these were the priests and the scribes. Jesus said! . preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them. and $eeping the best for yourselves. all of them save him who writes. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael. cast out the demons. and not of flaming spirit. o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount. wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly.. who has not despised the desire of me his servant<. 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael. and undeceive #srael concerning me. Barnabas answered! . + brethren. what shall be the e0cuse. who received them as a father receives his sons.+ )aster. who has created us of the clay of the earth.. saying! . o will we do.#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned.. (nd when he had said this they retired to rest. having bec$oned for silence with his hand..Now what says #srael. #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him.Blessed be the holy name of God. healing every sort of sic$ness.* seeing it is God that has done all. 3herefore as human life always sins. because you have sinned in saying . give health to the sic$. said the disciples to him.(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it. since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them. .#t were better to give nothing than to give a bad thing% for in not giving you shall have some e0cuse according to the world! but in giving a worthless thing. saying! .. Jesus replied! . when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$. so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul. saying that he is always noble. saying! . But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus.3e have healed.. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads.God forgive you. 'he disciples answered! . and..or when we sin we find mercy before God. 'hey departed therefore. how has wrought the 2ord our God. because through his pride he is incorrigible. 'hen Jesus said! . 'hen said they! . But they feared the common people. .

for they will not sin against their 2ord eternally. have a mouth and eat not. #. and particularly as this publican% for # fast twice in the wee$ and give tithes of all # possess.# give you than$s. that he pardon not. not $nowing his need. being laid wait for by all the creatures in every place< But what shall # say of the flesh and the sense that desire only ini8uity% of the world.#s there. assuredly. he as$s not help. 'o this did atan desire to reduce you. serving the false and lying gods% even as our father David invo$es a curse upon them. the prophet of God! . and being passable and mortal. 2i$e to them be they that ma$e them and they that trust in them. since all the creatures inferior to man fight against us. # not being able to create a fly. in whose presence my soul stands. that which our father David says of our God.No. because # am not as other men. 3herefore. # am not worthy to loo$ upon the heaven nor . who do every wic$edness. for they shall be humbled to the burning coals of hell. seeing that after the sin they repent. he would not sin. have ears and hear not. praying our living God. who have for our God the great God who has created the universe with his word. this pride of man. saying! 'he gods of the nations are silver and gold.or our father David says that our God remembers that we are but dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. and so angers God his helper. 'he "harisee drew near to the sanctuary. beware that you believe them not. sinners.* 'he publican remained afar off. have feet and wal$ not. for as says olomon.1ave you heard. 3oe to them that e0tol themselves. God would pardon atan if atan should $now his own misery. denies that he is dust. bowed down to the earth. the wor$ of their hands% that have eyes and see not.hall we. 3hoever e0tols himself. brethren. cho$ed by food< + hapless man. much less does our life give us cause% for it is burdened with many miseries. in ma$ing you believe me to be God% because. wherefore he has had mercy upon us. perhaps. brethren. and beating his breast he said with bent head! *2ord. dust and clay. 'ell me. + pride unheard of. of famine. who being created by God out of earth forgets his condition and would fain ma$e God at his own pleasure< 3herein he silently moc$s God. seeing that # myself have need of everything. how many have been slain by the burning heat of summer% how many have been slain by the frost and cold of winter% how many have been slain by lightning and by hail% how many have been drowned in the sea by the fury of winds% how many have died of pestilence.. as it is proper to God to do. brethren. . and hence. have hands and touch not. serving atan. (s God lives. seeing they are fallen under the curse of God. then. . #hapter 1*3 (ccordingly. and as$ mercy of his Creator. then.9verything that is under the sun is vanity. # say.or so do their wor$s show. and praying with his face uplifted said! . have noses and smell not. who e0tols himself having so much to weigh him down. But if the things of the world do not give us cause to e0tol ourselves in our heart. # can give you nothing of use. that if man. moc$ at the Gentiles and their gods'here were two men who came up here into the 'emple to pray! the one was a "harisee and the other a publican. 3herefore said David our father. that wal$ upon the earth. bitten of serpents. persecute whosoever would live according to the 2aw of God. +. that atan. or because they have been devoured of wild beasts. with his eyes should consider eternity. as says our father David. + brethren. any good here upon earth. 1ow. who.Certain it is. wherefore their sin abides not. 'o e0tol oneself in one*s heart is but to loc$ up the pity and mercy of God. have a tongue and spea$ not. deceived you when you said that # was God. as though he should say! 'here is no use in serving God. brethren. + 2ord my God. that he remembers that we are dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. then.e0altation. by means of the :oman soldiery.Blessed are they that $now these words. a man. could # help you in all things. that offers nought but sin% of the wic$ed. say to you! Do penance and $now your sins. brethren. who is blessed for evermore. what is the cause for self.

3hat decree. and they said in their hearts! . 'he priests and scribes. which was (dam. therefore. (nd while he was eating. assuredly. + clay. But this woman. imon..1e to whom was forgiven the greater debt. behold a woman named )ary. ?ou.Do you not $now that if God had not preserved you from atan you would be worse than atanDo you not $now that one single sin changed the fair angel into the most repulsive demon(nd that the most perfect man that has come into the world. in virtue whereof you may live at your own pleasure without any fear3oe to you. sat down to the table. 3hen he had finished his prayer he descended from the pinnacle. therefore. entered into the house. 3herefore truly # say to you. shall you boast yourself of having done anything that is good. reported to the :oman soldiers that which Jesus had said against their gods. 3hereupon there were brought to him many sic$ fol$ whom he made whole..upon your sanctuary. (nd so. sub&ecting him to what we suffer. with his hands.'here was a man who had two debtors.or indeed they were see$ing how to $ill him. lo< straightway on entering your house she placed herself at my feet. for that our God &ustified him. who hated Jesus. and flung herself upon the ground behind Jesus* feet. imon answered! . #hapter 1+0 Jesus said! . imon was scandalized. forgiving him his sin. which is sin.. it changed into a wretched being. having his wor$s in abomination. (nd having said this.?ou have well said% # say to you. behold this woman and yourself% for you were both debtors to God. (nd turning to the woman he said! . have you. having entered the house of imon. Jesus.. because they feared the people. the one for leprosy of the body.. and would not suffer her to touch him. seeing our God created you of clay and wor$s in you all good that is wrought.(nd why do you despise your neighbour. # have a thing to say to you.. boast itself at having cut down the forest where a man has made a garden. when # entered your house you did not $iss me nor anoint my head.Go your way in peace. the other for leprosy of the soul. moved with compassion. the publican went down from the 'emple in better case than the "harisee. . together with all his offspring.No. the owner. imon answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . and the people said! . but found it not. a leper whom Jesus had cleansed. lifting up his hands to the 2ord. perhaps. and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Jesus said! . many sins are forgiven her. when neither of them had wherewithal to pay. a public sinner. for # desire your word. forgave the debt to each. anointed them with precious ointment. Jesus prayed. because she has loved much. and he departed from the 'emple. because you have received little as a gift. because our God re&ected him. 3hich of them would love his creditor most-. o be it< o be it<. ?our faith has saved you. 'hereupon imon. for the man has done all. for # have sinned much% have mercy upon me<* 'ruly # say to you. with all that sat at meat. God our 2ord. invited him to eat bread. has willed to heal your body and her soul. moved with compassion through my prayers. + )aster.#f this man were a prophet he would $now who and of what sort is this woman. and washed them with her tears. . love me little. pea$. for because you have e0alted yourself above God who created you you shall be abased beneath the feet of atan who lays wait for you. then. + man. #hapter 1*9 hall the a0e. the other five hundred.. 'he one owed to his creditor fifty pence. yes and 6made7 the a0e. which she has washed with her tears and anointed with precious ointment. (nd you. But the "harisee went down in worse case than the publican. 3hereupon. for the 2ord our God has pardoned your sins% but see you sin no more.

'herefore it is not lawful for man to say! *(h. for as they live in pride they shall die in contempt and shall go into confusion. (s God lives.God pardon you.. 3herefore man ought to bear himself with deepest humility% $nowing his own vileness and the greatness of God. how did you bear yourself at the table. .Behold. when the $ing gave me a little piece of flesh. John. and an one hundredfold. even to thirty. 1e then opened his mouth and said! . .#hapter 1+1 1is disciples drew near to Jesus after the nightly prayer. as in truth he is. in whose presence my soul stands. a poor fisherman.3herefore then is there sprung up therein a great 8uantity of . did you not sow good seed in your field. o do. it was burnt up by the sun% some fell in the hedges.+ )aster.Behold. John answered! .. si0ty. in order that you might be our teacher and 6the teacher7 of every one that fears God. why is this done and this said in the world-* but rather to account himself.. (nd truly # say to you. with the great bounty by which he nourishes us. + brethren. even li$e (biram. wherein have eaten all the holy ones and prophets of God. and said! . 3hereupon. Jesus cried out! .3oe to the men that come into the world. one day when he was feasting. because it had no moisture. he receives it from God. and used to sell the fish to the family of 1erod. said Jesus to his disciples.or this world is a house where God feasts men. + John. everything that a man receives. how must we do to escape pride-.+ ir. 3hereupon.(s God lives. (nd truly # say that. (s God lives. seeing myself. whereupon when it grew up the thorns choc$ed the seed% and some fell on good ground. 'he disciples trembled with fear at the words of Jesus% when he said again! . sitting among the $ing*s barons. unworthy to stand in the world at God*s board. # having brought thither a fine fish. 'hen Jesus said! . the enemy of the man their master came and sowed tares over the good seed.. have you heard of John what is done in the house of a prince.1ave you seen a poor man invited to a prince*s house to eat bread-. if the $ing had been of our 2aw. the sower went out to sow. whereupon as he sowed some of the seed fell upon the road. and anchored so near the land that the voice of Jesus might be heard. # thought that the world had fallen upon my head. as the servants of the good man slept. for # fear lest God should cast us into the abyss. John answered! . 3hereupon.or before # $new you # went to fish. for our pride<. 'he servants came to their master and said! .Did you as$ for the most delicate food. #hapter 1+* Jesus wal$ing along the sea of Galilee was surrounded by a great multitude of fol$. bare fruit. in eating with 1erod. (gain Jesus said! . for it was of God*s disposition you did so. there was seen sprung up among the corn a great 8uantity of tares. there is nothing so small received here in the world from 6the hand of7 God. the father of a family sowed good seed in his field! whereupon.Now how did you eat bread with infidels. and this was trodden under foot of men and eaten up of birds% some fell upon the stones. for the greatness of the favour that the $ing did to me. wherefore he went into a little boat which lay a little off from the shore by itself.that you may live in the world as John lived in the house of 1erod when he ate bread with him. + John< But tell me. ill. for so shall you be in truth free from all pride.Did you spea$ when you were not 8uestioned at the table. that 1e cast us not into the abyss for our pride.Did you account yourself more worthy than the others to sit at table-.Did you see$ to have the most honourable place. 3hereupon they all drew near to the sea. whereupon it. Jesus answered! . but that in return man ought to spend his life for love of God. when the corn sprang up. whereupon when it sprang up. and sitting down awaited his word. .. you sinned not.clad. he made me stay and eat there.# have eaten bread in 1erod*s house. # should have been fain to serve him all the days of my life.1old your peace. # did not dare to lift up my eyes.2et us fear God.

where he had raised to life the widow*s son% who. they cannot hope for help from God. eating the figs. without which generation is impossible. But he is not a father after the manner of nature. #t falls among the thorns when it comes to the ears of them that love their own life. whereupon. 'ruly # say to you. received him into his house and ministered to him. with his mother. but while men slept the enemy of man came and sowed tares over the corn..* . 'hen having dismissed them. men sought not good figs but fair leaves.. for that he has created all things. Jesus answered! . 'he master answered! *Good seed did # sow.place.'here went forth two men to sell apples. for that he is incapable of motion.* (nd these they sold for their weight in gold.3ill you that we go and pull up the tares from among the corn-. 3herefore. upon the stones. #t is. for the men were mightily pleased with leaves. #t falls upon the stones when it comes to the ears of courtiers. an evil citizen said! * urely # may become rich. #hapter 1++ 1is disciples drew near to Jesus and as$ed him. is he who teaches the word of God. #t falls upon the road when it comes to the ears of sailors and merchants. 'hat which falls on good ground is when the word of God comes to the ears of him who fears God. as soon as they have any tribulation the word of God goes out of their memory! for.* 3hereupon he called together his two sons and 6said7! *Go you and gather a great 8uantity of leaves with bad figs.+ )aster. 3hen the prayer was ended. who by reason of the long &ourneys which they ma$e.. (nd seeing this.Do not so. and the variety of nations with whom they have dealings. have the word of God removed from their memory by atan. then. behold.Behold a citizen has a fountain. 'herefore the men were not able to sell their figs. (gain Jesus said! . . though the word of God grow upon them. 'he master answered! . But when they arrived at the mar$et.'he hour of prayer draws near% wherefore when the evening prayer is ended # will tell you the meaning of the parables.* aid the servants! . upon the thorns.. whose is this . from which all the neighbouring citizens ta$e water to wash off their uncleanness% but the citizen suffers his own clothes to putrefy. became sic$ with a grievous sic$ness. upon the good ground. (nd thus on that day Jesus spo$e to the crowd in parables. 'he other desired to give the apples away. for by reason of the great an0iety these have to serve the body of a prince the word of God to does not sin$ into them. (gain Jesus said! . but the corn you shall put into my granary. seeing they serve not God. *+f that father of a family. (gain Jesus said! ..'here went forth many men to sell figs. not caring for the substance of the apples. when carnal desires grow up they cho$e the good seed of the word of God. for carnal comforts cause 6men7 to forsa$e the word of God. receiving only a little bread for his &ourney.or then shall you go and pull up the tares from among the corn and cast them into the fire to be burned. 3hereupon the men. not caring for him who was fain to give them. saying! . that in every condition when man fears God the word of God will bear fruit in him. 'he one chose to sell the peel of the apple for its weight in gold. But men bought the peel of the apples for its weight in gold. he went with his disciples to Nain. tell us the meaning of the parables which you spo$e to the people. which falls upon a great number of men.tares-. the disciples came near to Jesus and he said to them! *'he man who sows seed upon the road. whereupon it brings forth fruit of eternal life. # tell you truly that he is God our 2ord% father of all things. albeit they have some memory thereof. no even despising him. for you would pull up the corn therewith% but wait till the time of harvest comes. our God.

* #hapter 1+0 'hen said "eter! . because not the angels but his own tongue writes upon the air the punishment that is fitting for him< #f one had the tongue of an elephant. in order that man may flee from sin. 1ence. see$ing only a poor man*s livelihood. Now # say to you.?es. and the seed is the word of God. o when the teachers are negligent in preaching the word of God. so flattering the world. while the good faithful ones shall come to my $ingdom. . but rather of good reproofs. tell us how the lost shall be tormented. even as a wounded man has no need of fine bandages to bind up his wounds. he who preaches for love of God. for whose sa$e God waits for the world to repent. which ta$es pleasure in lies. surely. but the world. and how long they shall be in hell. # will answer you. @nderstand you. for in truth he poisons the human ear. such a man is not received by the world. so also has a sinner no need of fine words. and gives the apple away. but himself repents not of his sins. But wait until the Judgment. But he who sells the peel for its weight in gold. but rather despised. atan &oins himself with the flesh and the sense. in which he covers up sin% the which receiving. therefore. whence are come countless sects of wic$ed doctrine. (s God lives. that hell is one. through being occupied in the business of the world.1e that preaches should be listened to as though God were spea$ing when he preaches good doctrine% because God is spea$ing through his mouth. (h< how many have perished for this cause<* 'hen answered he who writes and said! . for the faithful are so closely &oined to the infidels by $inship that the faithful will be lost with the infidel. it is a great thing that you have as$ed. good doctrine to men3herefore. truly. + wretched man. we will disperse these errors by destroying men. *'he holy ones and prophets cry! .'ruly # say to you. But he that reproves not sins. Jesus answered! .+ ir.. in whose presence my soul stands.* 'he holy ones say! *+ ir. he ruins the soul that follows his flattery. 'he citizen who has the water and gives his water to others to wash off their uncleanness. atan sows error in the heart of men. but rather of a good ointment. God answers! *# have given good doctrine to men. yet has seven centres one below another%. be there so many errors-. but* preaches in truth. he it is who preaches to please men! and.. in order that he may cease to sin. gave you not.1ow should one listen to the word of God% and how should one $now him that preaches for love of God-.+ )aster. is the teacher who to others preaches penitence and himself abides still in sin. nevertheless. man becomes sic$ and ready for eternal death. and brings a large supply of leaves% that is. 'hose two men that sell apples are the one. but while men have been given up to vanity atan has sowed errors to bring to nothing my 2aw. a 8uantity of earthly things. then. see$s from the teachers leaves of fine words and flattery. flattering particular men. that he is more monstrous who preaches penitence to others. having respect of persons. God answers! *Do not so. even as sin is of seven $inds. #hapter 1+'hey that bear good figs are the true teachers who preach good doctrine. many infidel fathers shall beget faithful sons.. would not this thing be monstrous. /now you. wherefore he flatters none. 'he which seeing.* urely.world% and the field where he sows is man$ind. for as seven gates of hell has atan generated it! so are there seven punishments therein. then. for at that time shall the infidels be gathered by my angels and shall be cast out with atan into hell. if God please. but suffers his own garments to become putrefied. and the rest of his body were as small as an ant. should be avoided as an horrible serpent. Jesus answered! *+ "eter.

those very scorpions which he eats that they may devour his belly. whose mouth is poisonous. whose tongue is gull whose body is all girt with barbed hoo$s li$e those wherewith they catch the silly fish. 1ere are built cities and immense palaces. filthy as they are. .. it being too much to lift. 'hey spurn him and smite him. where they that have transformed the way given them by God shall be as corn that is coo$ed in the burning dung of the devil. who here chaffs at the good of his neighbour and re&oices at his misfortune. and suffering in them all the pains that are therein. (nd it shall seem to him that all things in hell re&oice at his torment. . passing through all the centres above it. seeing that his tongue is fastened by a hoo$. as when one seems in a dream to be spurned by some one and feels torment thereby even so shall be the ob&ect set before the wretched envious man. (nd these enormous stones are laid upon the shoulders of the slothful. delicate meats% but for that they have their hands and feet bound with fetters of fire. in wishing to do after his own manner.or although the damned are incapable of any &oy. and ma$e him fall to earth many times beneath the weight% nor does any help him to lift it up! no. and there shall be chafed by the fangs of a great number of infernal serpents. because a single stone is not placed aright. 'he wrathful goes down to the first centre. who has not his hands free to cool his body as he wal$s and to ease the burden. he is not able to give vent to his wrath by insulting others. all these acts of impurity shall be transformed for them into union with the infernal furies% which are demons li$e women. and not wishing to recognize anyone above him! even so there shall he be put under the feet of atan and his devils. (nd when they are come forth foul and unclean. (nd.:emember that you would not give for love of God% so God wills not that you now receive. (nd as here he see$s to be higher than God. (nd they that shall have sinned with harlots.or where there is no gladness at all it shall seem to him that every one re&oices at his misfortune. where he is insulted by all the devils and by as many of the damned as go down lower than he. where he shall suffer e0treme poverty. whose claws are li$e those of gryphons. and when he shall have it in his hands other devils with violence shall snatch it from his hands with these words! . that is the loftiest in heart. But what is worse. who push him. and mourn that he be not gone down to the seventh centre. *'he envious. 'he covetous shall go down to the fifth Centre. for that he has his hands and feet bound. 'here are offered to them indeed by the demons. and his legs are fettered with infernal serpents. for greater torment. (nd the demons. rend the secret parts of the glutton. a double amount is laid upon him. shall go down to the si0th Centre. 'o the second centre shall go down the gluttonous. the nature of whose generative organs is fire. Now here there is dearth of food. planting their feet upon his throat. (nd there shall they be embraced by horrible infernal serpents. behind him are the demons. and he shall be ever derided and scorned of devils. and mourns that he has no worse. as the rich feast suffered. contrary to that which God commands. seeing that sloth has ta$en away the power of his arms. they cannot put out a hand on the occasion when the meat appears to them. whose hair is serpents. what is worse. they are eaten over again. in appearance. Now with these shall all the lustful en&oy the infernal embers which shall be their bed. shall offer him that which he desires. whose eyes are flaming sulphur. li$e . which give such torment that it would be better never to have been born than to eat such food. (nd what is worse.or the proud. +h unhappy man< Now shall he find himself in that condition when he shall remember past abundance and behold the penury of the present% and that with the goods that then he may not have he could have ac8uired eternal delights< 'o the fourth centre shall go the lustful. ma$ing him lie down upon the road where they pass. whose nails are razors. ?et is he not able to defend himself. shall be plunged into the lowest centre. who shall trample him down as the grapes are trampled when wine is made. which as soon as they are finished must needs be pulled down straightway. 'o the third centre shall go down the slothful who will not wor$ now. yet the &ustice of God shall cause that it shall so seem to the wretched envious man. not being able to come forth speedily. to such a degree that there shall be nought to eat but live scorpions and live serpents.

fly. lightning. to free them from those bitter punishments. shall all be united by the &ustice of God.* 'he disciples were affrighted.ly. and shall hear them say! . only suffering fear. + 2ord. #hapter 1+7 'hen shall the )essenger of God say! . 2ord. is your mercy.or fire. and a single bird once in a hundred years should ta$e away a single grain to empty the world if when it should be empty the infidels were to go into paradise. but each shall give torment to the wretched sinner. 'hen shall God command the four favourite angels of God% that they go to hell and ta$e out every one that has the faith of his )essenger. seeing that they were not willing for the love of God to put an end to their sin. not suffering any punishment and the righteous. #hapter 1+1 #n this accursed spot shall abide the infidels for evermore! insomuch that if the world were filled with grains of millet. #t is true. sulphur. common to all the centres. to behold the &ustice of God.. But he shall abide there 6only7 so long as it ta$es to shut and open the eyes.that which he uses who sells flesh. because their torment cannot have an end. 3here. heat. 'hen shall his )essenger spea$ to God and say! . and in such wise that the cold shall not temper. they shall abide in hell seventy thousand years.(s$ what you will. because their torment shall have an end. that they shall not abide for evermore in hell.# pray you. (s for the faithful.2ord. there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. the one being sad at good wor$s.+ )uhammad. .?ou are more noble than #. those of the two last grades. the heat nor the fire the ice. where are your promises made to us. (nd what shall # say. so long as the )essenger of God shall abide to behold hell. for # will give you all that you as$.two grades. and the other delighting in evil. all those that have human flesh and shall be under punishment. #n this accursed place shall there be a general punishment. (nd this they shall do. (nd because he has human flesh. cold. (fter those years shall the angel Gabriel %come into hell.# tell you that thither shall come 6even7 the )essenger of God.. thunderstorms. saying one to another! . 'hereupon hell shall tremble at his presence. hearing this. and said! * o then the faithful must go into hell-* Jesus answered! *9very one. in my despite. however. 1earing which. But there is not this hope. 'hen the angel of God shall return to paradise. who are in seventy. so long shall they abide without punishment. saying that those who have your faith shall not abide in hell for evermore-. be he who he may. and having approached with reverence the )essenger of God shall narrate to him what he has heard. But the faithful shall have comfort. who shall have had the faith without good wor$s. 3hen he shall go there all the devils shall shrie$. frenzy. li$e the mi0ture of various grains ma$e a loaf. for here comes )uhammad %our enemy<. and screaming shall say! . terror. ice. they would rest delighted. wind. . + my friend. must go into hell. and see$ to hide themselves beneath the burning embers. concerning them that have received my faith.. my God.. and this is un&ustly done<. remember the promise made to me your servant. (nd this shall God do in order that every creature may $now that he has received benefit from the )essenger of God. that the holy ones and prophets of God shall go there to behold. and lead him into paradise. atan shall smite himself upon the face with both his hands.+ 2ord. God shall answer! .

. #hapter 1+9 Jesus was found by him who writes. as Joseph was sold into 9gypt.or.urely not..si0 of Jesus* disciples% and he abode in Damascus awaiting the others. ee that for these twenty days we give ourselves to fasting and prayer% for God will have mercy upon you.1ow long is it until harvest-. . and recounted everything to him. weeping. two by two. Jesus answered! . yet desires and wills to abide on the miry road. and they showed him the multitude of their children. # shall be sold and betrayed by one of my disciples. early. 6(nd the three disciples7 received some consolation 6from this7. 3hen they had fasted for nineteen days. E. ate wild fruits and herbs for two years. 3herefore he opened his mouth and said! .+ what fear is yours< Do you not $now that 9li&ah. 'ruly # say to you. because this year the worms have eaten the corn. 'hen Jesus had compassion on their misery. and sought him saying! . Jesus answered! .3e have sought you mourning% yes. brethren. 'he men answered! . nourishing himself only with herbs and wild fruits. C. with the women and children. 6while7 being persecuted 6by7 aul. )oreover.. because they shall fear that # wish to usurp $ingship over #srael. all the disciples see$ you weeping. did not see bread. and we shall not receive any bread this year in our land. for none of you shall betray me. said! .David our father. But the &ust God shall ma$e him fall. gather the bread which God has given. 'hey ran to Jesus. (nd they mourned every one. and said! . and shall ta$e me out of the world. 'hey gathered so much corn that they did not $now where to store it% and this thing was cause of plenty in #srael. and said! .. seeing they died in this faith. while the persecution of (hab continued for three years. ir.. why did you flee from us.Do not be afraid. 'hey answered! . on the morning of the twentieth day. they beheld the fields and hills covered with ripe corn.Go. 'he day following there came. came to the house where Jesus was with his disciples.. that those that shall have believed in him.(nd such shall be the advantage of the faith of God*s )essenger%. as says the prophet David! 1e shall ma$e him fall into the pit who spreads a snare for his neighbour.1e who wal$s without $nowing where he goes is surely unhappy% but more unhappy is he who is able and $nows how to reach a good hostelry.. ir.. 'hen Jesus said! . or on of God.'wenty days. in the rain. the chief priests with the elders of the people shall rise against me and 6they7 shall wrest authority to $ill me from the :oman governor. thirty. F. shall go into paradise after the punishment of which # have spo$en. brethren. (nd when he had heard it Jesus gave than$s to God. 6#s there7 an e0ile who does not aspire to return to his own rich country when he finds himself in poverty- . C. the servant of God.* #hapter 1+3 3hen morning was come.+ )aster. God has caused this dearth because here began the madness of men and the sin of #srael when they said that # was God. is this world our native country.or God shall save me from their hands. the prophet of God.. and therefore they endured well% but how shall these little ones fare-. 'ell me. all the men of the city. (nd they. have mercy upon us.# fled because # $new that a host of devils is preparing for me that which in a short time you shall see. 6and7 twice only did he eat bread. for they $new that Jesus must depart from the world. and in peril of robbers. and by James with John. nourished with spiritual delight. seeing that the first man was cast out into the world into e0ile and there he suffers the punishment of his error. they were prophets of God. 'he citizens too$ council to set up Jesus as their $ing $nowing which he fled from them and the disciples strove fifteen days to find him. even though they have not done any good wor$s. D. 'he three disciples were afraid% but Jesus comforted them saying! .

Now man sees not that he is doing this continually when he gathered earthly goods. which is born to die. not only is he 6aiming7 to finish 6it7. because they are of a law that is foreign to him. #t is because. how is he born. #hapter 1-0 Believe. shows that to wor$ a thing well it is necessary to e0ercise oneself in that 6thing7.3hat amazement would be yours< (ssuredly you would say! . the flesh. 'ell me. is not willing to leave his own country with all that he has. but in vain. God*s prophet.D. 1ave you seen them that build 6and7 how they lay every stone with the foundation in view. and go to live in :ome.'he sinner shall die a most evil death. #f a man sewing cloth should thread beams instead of thread in the needle. + miserable man. but rather to place him in paradise. and striving in emulation to get nearest to the edge and $ill themselves.urely he would wor$ in vain. 6why7 will men not measure their life by death. but he ta$es pains that his design may have a good conclusion. #f the means in every wor$ must be proportionate to the beginning and the end in order that the wor$ is brought to a good end.1ow shall a man who has not learned to die well die a good death. everything that is done amiss.. No.'hey are mad and frenzied. when one spea$s to them 6of death7 they will not 6heed7 his speech. Do you $now why 6such a death is precious7. (nd whoever believes not this at my word. measuring if it is straight 6so7 that the wall will not fall down. for there shall he find the truth. what end shall the man have who desires earthly riches. when he sees that man*s flesh is reserved to be food of worms. 1ave you seen the soldiers. even once. 9ven so # tell you truly. cries with me! + death. prophet of God! . but wal$ing on the edges he would brea$ his head% what would you say if you saw men opposing one another. for there shall he find the true doctrine for his salvation. if there were a road which was of such condition that wal$ing in the midst thereof a man should go safely.F. as says David. let him study the boo$ of the tomb. and the sense. being rare.(ssuredly reason denies it.( mean linen cloth in which he is wound! and this is the reward which the world gives him. 3henever a man begins anything.urely. how would the wor$ attain 6its end7.. + men.# will tell you. # do not say this because # have to die now. he is born na$ed. is precious in the sight of God our creator. because the lovers of the world will not thin$ upon death. But his life . said the prophet David. that # 6have7 come into the world with a privilege which no man has had. and olomon.or he will $now to beware of the world. nor will even the )essenger of God have it% seeing that our God did not create man to set him in the world. . Nevertheless in his madness he strives continually to ma$e the wor$ succeed. (nd when he is laid dead beneath the ground.* answered the disciples. what advantage has he. E. how bitter is the remembrance of you to them that have rest in their riches< C.+ wretched man< for the building of his life will fall with great ruin because he does not loo$ not to the foundation of death< #hapter 1-1 'ell me! when a man is born. that prizes his 6clothes7 more than himself% for when he cuts the cloth he measures it carefully before he cuts it% and when it is cut he sews it with care. and be despised of his neighbours. wherein the beams of earthly goods cannot be threaded. so the death of them that die well. #t is certain that he who has no hope of receiving anything from the :omans. . let him gaze upon the tombs. and if they are not frenzied they are desperate. since 6only he7 who is not born does not die . (nd much less would he do so when he found himself to have offended Caesar.or death is the needle. never to return. how in time of peace they e0ercise themselves with one another as if they were at war. for # am sure that # shall live even near to the end of the world.1e shall die. *9ven so is it true. 1e who would fain become wise beyond all others in the fear of God. (s God lives. but e0perience proves it. But # will spea$ to you of this 6matter7 in order that you may learn to die. 'he death of the holy is precious in the sight of the 2ord. even as all rare things are precious. .

(nd if he were a wise man he would not flee from the honour that God wills to give him. striving to live more arrogantly and more lasciviously than one another. 3hat then shall the fruit be if this man be suffered to live. climbed to the top of a sycamore.urely we shall all perish with our children! for being cast out of our office we shall have to beg our bread. ( publican named =acchaeus. made show of having suffered grief at Jesus* absence. $nowing that # believe not in him. the high priest gave answer that he must needs treat with 1erod and with the governor.2et us return into Galilee. lost the hope of becoming powerful in the world.(ssuredly the #shmaelites shall come into repute with the :omans. (fter the coming of all the disciples.urely we shall fare badly% because he is fain to reform the worship of God after the ancient custom. which holds a middle place in man. our God is so merciful that he is appeased with sacrifice and fasting.or if they lived according to reason. *because the people are so inclined towards him that without the soldiery we shall not be able to do anything% and may it please God that with the soldiery we may accomplish this business. praised be God. he says that the )essiah shall not come of the seed of David 4as one of his chief disciples has told us5. they plotted to seize him by night. who was of small stature. 1e hoped that Jesus would become $ing of #srael. truly. for the angel of God has said to me that # must go there.* 3hereupon. wherein was $ept all that was given him for love of God. the traitor. saying! *3hat shall we do if this man become $ing.. who care not for our 2aw. (nd on that day Judas the traitor. and there waited for Jesus to pass that place when he went to the synagogue. But because they follow the flesh and the world they are frenzied. . but says that he shall come of the seed of #shmael. he gave notice to the scribes and "harisees how the matter had passed in Nain.'hen Jesus wept and said! *9ven so. having ta$en counsel among themselves. have a $ing and a governor that are alien to our 2aw. he would $now that # steal his money% and so he would lose patience and cast me out of his service. (nd so we are able to do whatsoever we list% for. and that the promise was made in #shmael and not in #saac. by the will of God. he said within himself! *#f this man were a prophet. (nd they too$ counsel with the high priest. (nd God too$ away our understanding. not being able to see Jesus because of the great multitude. when he saw that Jesus was fled. everyone desired to see him. for he cannot away with our traditions. Jesus came to Nazareth. and so he himself would be a powerful man. at which Jesus said! . even though we sin.. having . and would be saved from eternal death.* 3herefore. and see how to give him up into their hands. #hapter 1-+ 'hen all the disciples came to Damascus. more than any other. and they shall give them our country in possession% and so shall #srael again be sub&ected to slavery as it was aforetime.* #hapter 1-* Judas.2et every one beware of him who without occasion labours to give you to$ens of love. having lost this hope. when the governor and 1erod should agree thereto. even as we care not for theirs. But if this man become $ing he will not be appeased unless he shall see the worship of God according as )oses wrote% and what is worse.* 3herefore. and cruel enemies of their own selves. having made his resolution. Jesus then. o one sabbath morning. 3herefore it will be better that # ma$e arrangement with the chief priests and with the scribes and "harisees. 3herefore. 3e now. 3hen the citizens recognized Jesus. Jesus said! . are the lovers of the world. they would follow the 2aw of God. that we might not $now to what end he said this. for he carried Jesus* purse. having heard the proposal. for so shall # be able to obtain something good. Now how shall we fare under the sovereignty of such a man.

you have no statues of idols and adore the wind% loo$ to your fate and come and serve our gods.3hy 6has7 your master gone in to eat with publicans and sinners-. when they saw such an one. through desire of paradise. no one observed such doctrine. a friend of God. 'hen Jesus said! . 'ell me. but in very deed.. but all were elect of God. so hear$en to my words.! . there were twelve mountains inhabited by seventeen thousand "harisees% and so it was that 6even7 in so great a number there was not found a single reprobate.?ou say the truth. at the prayer of his disciple 9lisha. . having $nowledge of this. said Jesus. #hapter 1-(s God lives. and for love of God they forsoo$ cities and their own goods. Jesus answered! . since the Canaanites were given up to idolatry. who wal$ed with God in truth. But come.. 9li&ah. . . said Jesus.come to that place. . because they had no need of repentance. *1e see$s God*% as much as to say! *+ madman.# do not hold the religion of the true "harisees in reprobation but in approbation and for that # am ready to die. friend and prophet of God. saying to Jesus* disciples! . only the sic$.or in all their acts they sought God their creator. do you $now your origin and how the world began to receive "harisees. seeing that you do not $now it. ma$ing a splendid feast. when #srael has more than a hundred thousand "harisees. in the time of 9li&ah. 'hey 6claimed they had7 to depart under prete0t of business to be done. ma$ing no account of the world.all the saints and prophets of God have been "harisees not in name. the friend of God. o they tarried in confusion to listen to Jesus. Jesus answered! .. 'he "harisees answered in indignation! . let us see if you are 6true7 "harisees.3hy does the physician 6enter7 into a house'ell me.. But now. But truly # say to you. . and # will tell you why # am come in here. =acchaeus. 3hereupon the Canaanites. if you were true "harisees you would be glad that # should have gone in to sinners for their salvation. began to see$ God their creator.or *"harisee* strictly means *see$s God* in the language of Canaan. 'he "harisees were confounded when they heard the name of the boo$ of 9li&ah.* 'ruly # say to you. 9noch.. as you are. which is the worship of human hands. was translated into paradise% and there he abides until the Judgment 4for when the end of the world draws near he shall return to help the world with 9li&ah and one other5.. beholding those of our people that were separated from the world to serve God.Come down. may it please God that out of every thousand there be one elect<. for there did this name begin 6as a7 way of deriding good men.'o heal the sic$.# will tell you. 'he "harisees murmured. o then we are all reprobate. selling 6their goods7 and giving to the poor for love of God. 'hey answered! .#f you were 6true7 "harisees you would forsa$e all other business to attend to this% for the "harisee see$s God alone. said in derision *"harisee<* that is. God sends his prophets and servants into the world in order that sinners may repent% and he sends 6them7 not for the sa$e of the righteous. lifted up his eyes and said! . through their traditions. #hapter 1-0 (s God lives. who said again. (nd so men. in whose presence my soul stands.. even as he that is clean has no need of the bath. wrote a little boo$ in which he included all human wisdom with the 2aw of God our 2ord. for today # will abide in your house. 'he man came down and received him with gladness.. and you hold our religion in reprobation<. because they $new that.for 6those who are7 whole have no need of medicine.

3hen he spea$s. 'herefore guard your senses and guard your heart.. let them rise from the table still hungry% thin$ing every day not to attain to the ne0t% spending their time as one draws his breath. 3hen he wal$s. in this world in which he is hated. Now do this in the service of God. + "harisees. 2et him hate no one save himself% condemn no one save himself. let him 4sic5 flee the conversation of men% because )oses being alone upon )ount inai found him and spo$e with God. for the master does not suffer himself to be found outside his house 6in a place7 where he is not loved. let him not loo$ save at his own feet. 'hey that desire to see$ God. 'hey that see$ fair words do not see$ God.9li&ah. 'hey that see$ God. as does a friend who spea$s with a friend. of the s$in of beasts. who does nothing but reprove our sins.to all them that desire to wal$ with God their creator. 4for so begins the little Boo$5. suffice. . 2et the lump of earth sleep on the na$ed earth 6and7 for every night let two hours of sleep suffice. #hapter 1-1 . let them live better than others. shall come forth 6to where7 there are men of the world only once in 6every7 thirty days for in respect of the business of him that see$s God wor$s for two years can be done in one day. for in this way you shall find God 6so7 that in every time and place you shall feel that you are in God and God 6is7 in you. 3hen they eat.. 2et one garment. let him not spea$ save that which is necessary. 1ow shall the sinner amend his life when he hears one worse than he teaching him'hey that see$ God. 'his is the little boo$ of 9li&ah. let them attend to their own selves. because God has mercy upon sinners. servant of God. let them shut fast the doors and windows of their house. #n prayer. let them stand in such fear as if they were at the Judgment to come. because nothing can be learned from him who $nows less than ourselves. because God is not found outside of us. with the 2aw that God has given you through )oses. 'hey that wish to do good wor$s. writes this! 3hoever desires to learn much. for 6there is no profit7 in gaining the whole world and losing one*s own soul. 'hey that wish to teach others. (gain # say to you that if you were 6true7 "harisees you would have had &oy that # 6have7 entered in here.. they 4sic5 fear God little. because he who fears God is content to $now only that which God wills.

and hearing that they were ma$ing merry within. and will go to my father..'hen =acchaeus said! .or 6this7 son 6of mine7 was dead but has now come to life again% he was lost and now is found. and they are feasting.. 'ruly. .)aster.'his day has salvation come to this house. fourfold all that # have received by usury. Come therefore and re&oice with him. for we $now that the "harisees have ta$en counsel with the high priest against you. where he wasted all his substance with harlots. such that the wretched man went to serve a citizen. for # do not fear them but 6rather7 fear God.ather. # have sinned in heaven against you% do with me as you do to one of your servants. living lu0uriously. you are always with me and everything is yours% but this one was dead and is alive again. 'he father answered! * on.* 'he poor man went. and the younger said! *. the elder son came home.* #hapter 1-7 3hile they were ma$ing merry in the house.# $new it before they did it. 'he son bowed himself down. eating acorns. for love of God. # have sinned in heaven against you. and was moved to compassion over him. 1earing this... o he went forth to meet him. he marvelled and called one of the servants.* (nd he called his servants and said! *Bring new robes here and clothe my son. but # do not fear. and sinners shall go into the $ingdom of God. 'hen Jesus said! .* 'he 6elder7 son answered with indignation! *# have always served you with good service. 'he servant answered him! *?our brother 6has7 come 6home7 and your father has $illed the fatted calf. and they that account themselves righteous shall go into eternal flames. 'herefore his father came out to him and said to him! * on. But as for this worthless fellow that departed from you. (nd he. for they cannot do anything contrary to the will of God. (nd he departed from his father without receiving even a piece of money.* 'he elder son was greatly angered when he heard this. said Jesus. (nd while feeding them he assuaged his hunger in company with the swine. and to his disciples! . who set him to feed swine in his property. 'he disciples said! . and would not go into the house. saying! *. and # perish here with hunger< # will arise. harlots.even so is there re&oicing among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. give me my portion of goods*% and his father gave it 6to7 him. . and give him new 6garments7% give him the ring on his finger.A 'here was a father who had two sons.do not say so. (nd when they had eaten he departed for he 6was going7 to Judea.* 'he father answered! * on.ather. for # am not worthy to be called your son. But when he came to himself he said! *+h. and you never gave me a lamb to eat with my friends. and it came to pass that his father saw him coming from afar off. and will say to him! *..ather. now that he is come you have $illed the fatted calf<. 'hen Jesus said to them that were converted to repentance. as$ing him why they were ma$ing merry in this way. many publicans. and having come up to him he embraced him and $issed him. and $ill the fatted calf and we will ma$e merry. (fter this there arose a mighty famine in that country. wasting all his portion with harlots. having received his portion. how many in my father*s house 6are7 feasting in abundance. departed and went into a far country. Jesus answered! . behold # will give.* 'he elder son was more angry. (s God lives. therefore. and said! *?ou can go and triumph 6but7 # will not eat at the table of fornicators. do to me as to one of your servants. .. 2et them do all that they desire. the "harisees departed in indignation. ir. truly. was lost and now is found% 6that is why7 we must re&oice. do not go to Judea. your brother 6has7 come. for you are my son. and # will not suffer you to be in the condition of my slave.

brother-* 'he younger answered! *. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one .* 'he elder said! *+ brother. as though # were better than you. (fter the departure of 9li&ah. . 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. if they had not sinned.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. and # have in my house the psalms of David.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. brother-* 1e answered. 6but7 # $now how to read. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water.* . 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water. for every year he had had dealings with men. then. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says. in order that you may $now the present ones.or # confess to you that # sinned against you. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other. you do not $now how to read. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water. you said the truth.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. . do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael.* said the elder.ifteen years.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he. said! *3here do you dwell.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother.* replied the younger. 'he more aged 6one7 said . Come. and # had been for two months without drin$ing.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there.* 'hen the elder said! *3ho is that infidel prince whom God has sent for the chastisement of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *1ow should # $now. 'he elder said! *+ brother. because. that there is nothing worse here upon earth than 6when7 a man covers himself with 6the7 profession and garb of religion 6in order7 to cover his wic$edness. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now. therefore. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed. and # do not $now how to read so no letters are sent to me-* 'he elder said! *6But7 how new are your sheeps$ins< 3ho has given them to you. he said! *Brother. o. therefore you did not sin. and so they found each other. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. 2et us go.but # meant to say. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time. the elder. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you.* *#t is true. it is now two months since # have drun$ water. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder.#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today. if you have not seen any man-* #hapter 1-9 'he younger answered! *1e who $ept the raiment of the people of #srael good for forty years in the wilderness has $ept my s$ins even as you see 6them7. because of the great persecution by idolaters. therefore. . are they 6really7 "harisees. and so both set themselves to search for water. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. and # say to you truly. 'he elder said! *+ brother. # felt an e0altation within me. although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart.

*'he younger answered! . younger than si0 other his brethren. But them # condemn. seeing 6that7 fifteen years have past-* 'he younger replied! *(s for the words. 6(fter this7 there were fifteen more years before they found one another. the elder 6"harisee7 said! *+ brother. said! *#t is true% and our God has pardoned you. (ccordingly. how shall # spea$ now so as not to fall into sin! for your word is true. that he who see$s God ought to condemn himself alone.# ought to consider the obedience of the sun and the planets. say not so. you have forgotten what our father 9li&ah said. the elder said! . (nd ever do # feel within myself one that e0cuses my faults.+ur God does not see$ that our intellect should be good. and not 6merely7 to $now it. but what we have done.* #hapter 100 *'he elder answered! . say not so.+ brother. *3hereupon. for you are a holy one of God. but rather our heart. and read that which our father David says! # will set a watch over my mouth that my tongue decline not to words of ini8uity. * aid the elder! . where have you learned this doctrine.five years whereof # have been a "harisee-.. when he had found him again. 'he younger answered! . (nd all that a man learns. or there is too much or too little rain upon the ground. #hapter 101 .+ brother. *'he elder answered! . * aid the elder! .. urely he did not write it that we might 6only7 $now it. 'o what purpose is it.+ brother.. that they who $now the commandments of God written in the 2aw ought to observe those 6first7 if they would afterwards learn more.. for # am now ninety years old.. but loo$s on the heart! wherefore David. hearing this. let it be observe it. was chosen $ing of #srael. either because they give not light as # desire. e0cusing with e0cuse my sin. who are perfect . and the younger departed. 9very day # place myself before the &udgment of God. you say this in humility. how shouldst you $now yourself to be the greatest of sinners. for you despise $nowledge.. and became a prophet of God our 2ord. which our God wills to be prized. aid the elder! . or because their heat is too great.+ brother. then. he will not as$ us what we have learned. (nd here the aged man made a discourse upon the tongue. 'he younger answered! . if you are the most perfect 6of men7-. but rather that we might observe it. # spea$ with myself. why have you not returned to any dwelling-* 'he younger answered! *Because # have not yet learned well what you said to me. seeing there are no men here-. to learn too much. and not to observe it.+ brother. being fifteen years% old. o.* 'he more aged 6of the two7.'he younger said! *+ brother. with whom have you spo$en. whose goodness or whose faults consider you on these mountains.* (nd having said this he too$ the "salms. # say.Now. 'he younger replied! . *'he younger replied! . the other that # do not desire to do penance for it more than other men. then. because the younger changed his dwelling. ?et # answer you that God our creator loo$s not on time.Brother. to give account of myself. on the Day of Judgment. tell me.'he first word that my master said to me when # too$ the habit of a "harisee was this! that # ought to consider the goodness of others and my own ini8uity for if # should do so # should perceive myself to be the greatest of sinners. # learned them in a single hour and have never forgotten them% but # have not yet observed them. for that # stand between two great faults! the one is that # do not $now myself to be the greatest of sinners. and mine also. what faults have you.* 'hen the elder said! *1ow can this be.+ brother.'he younger answered! .+ brother. perceiving the truth and righteousness of his companion.Now. for they serve their Creator better than #. that you $now you have not learned all that # said-. for seventy.

beware that you do not as does the "harisee today. so the goodness of the true "harisee rests at the top of all human goodness. and $new not what to say.(ssuredly.#f you had eyes to see him # would show him to you. for a little leaven mars a mass of meal. 'he soldiers answered! . for if you pour contempt on our gods we will give you into the hand of 1erod.or the simple fol$. # cannot show you him.. and having entered one sabbath day into the 'emple.. but since you are blind. saying! .(nd how many ate and were satisfied with five loaves and two fishes. corrupts the boo$. 'he soldiers were dismayed at hearing this. therefore.6#n this matter7 we need not words but deeds% cause therefore that your gods create one fly. Jesus rebu$ed them. is it lawful to wage war-. . who are omnipotent.* Jesus then embar$ed on a ship. Jesus answered! . who will ta$e vengeance for our gods. as our God has created you.. where there was no sign of corn.#f # had created you. 'he soldiers re&oiced at hearing this. but has corrupted #srael. 'hen said the disciples one to another! *Now what leaven have we. #f. 3herefore.'he leaven of the "harisee is want of faith in God.)aster.Beware of the leaven of the "harisees of our day. o would you convert us to your faith. wherefore we can see our God in every place. and thought of self. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! ..or even as oil rests at the top of every li8uor.. and # will worship them. because they hold them for holy ones.'he carnal eyes can only see things gross and e0ternal! you therefore will only be able to see your gods of wood and silver and gold that cannot do anything. seeing it is not $nown where he is. . pardon me. # would see$ to convert you.or every one of us has two eyes in his head.#f they are omnipotent as you say. which has corrupted not only the "harisees of this day. and the disciples were sorry that they had forgotten to bring bread. the soldiers drew near to tempt him and ta$e him. 1e is a light that lightens the pilgrims* way. putrefies the salt. the honour which this people pays you must have ta$en away your understanding.how us your God. for every one that considers his poverty with his penitence perceives that in this world we ought not to shut up our heart. not $nowing how to read.. which God gives to the world% for everything that he says and does is according to the 2aw of God. But he that ma$es the oil rancid. if we have not even any bread-* A 'hen Jesus said! *+ men of little faith. and perhaps he is but vanity.Beware how you spea$. it is not $nown where he is.. wherefore Jesus said! . 'he true "harisee is salt that suffers not human flesh to be putrefied by sin% for every one who sees him is brought to repentance. aid the soldiers! . 'hen Jesus said! . and we will become Jews... and wish that we should forsa$e the multitude of gods 4for :ome alone has twenty.. and you say we are blind. But we of Judah have spiritual eyesight which are the fear and the faith of our God. for # will worship them. and began to e0tol their idols. who does as he does observes the 2aw of God. do that which they see the "harisees do. seeing they ma$e not a single fly afresh. and they said! .Now how has your God created us. 'hey answered! . /now you what is the true "harisee. Jesus answered! . e0tinguishes the light .1e is the oil of human nature.eight thousand gods that are seen5 and should follow your God who is one only and for that he cannot be seen. 'hen Jesus said! .+ur faith tells us that our life is a continual warfare upon the earth. 1e is a living boo$. have you then forgotten what God wrought in Nain.- #hapter 10* Jesus having come to Jerusalem. # will not for them forsa$e that God who has created everything with a single word% whose name alone affrights . you would not perish.. urely. 'he soldiers answered! . . this man is a false "harisee.*'his man was a true "harisee.* said Jesus to his disciples% and may it please God that we be able on the day of &udgment to have him for our friend.

?ou. be he of what fashion he will.. sense. said again! *'hough # be not alone in #srael $nowing the truth. how has robbery filled all the world with sin. and such 6 sin7 as shall never be remitted as other sins are remitted! seeing that for every other sin. flesh. 'he soldiers answered! .armies. #hapter 10+ 'he priests and "harisees murmured among themselves and said! . who alone $nows the truth. and fast with prayer and almsgiving. why is not the robber crucified. and spend the worse part in God*s service! then are you robbers indeed. # will say such a thing.(donai abaoth<. Jesus opened his mouth and said! . our God. time. . and honour. # alone will spea$% wherefore hear$en to me. he is li$ewise a robber. since you alone in #srael $now the truth. who has honour. # will go to such a place.(re goods..* 'hen the "harisees drew near to Jesus and said! *+ master.Now let us see this% for we are fain to ta$e you. for # should be stealing the honour of God. (ll things created belong to the Creator. (nd # tell you that. for this word . mighty and merciful. . which ought to serve God.* 'hen Jesus. the murderer shall be beheaded. the robber shall be hanged% when his life is ta$en. e0cept that which is wrongly ta$en be restored. (nd this is &ust. But when a neighbour*s honour is ta$en away. and therefore their sin is greater than that of the others. committed a grievous sin in saying that # alone $now the truth.1e has the wisdom of Baal and (shtaroth. so that if a man receive them not as God wills he becomes a robber. No. and life. (nd in saying that # alone $new God # should be falling into greater ignorance than all. your sin is greater still. # say. if you said this to tempt me.1as God. therefore. 'hen said a scribe! *+ master. teach you us. by the grace of God. since you have as$ed me. as God lives. to you that.+ur God commanded that we should not steal our neighbour*s goods. # say to you truly that many rob who $now not what they do. and they cannot show themselves but they are immediately hanged by the soldiery. and that without any one touching them. when his possessions are stolen. (nd they were so affrighted and fled in such wise that they were never more seen in Judea.(ssuredly now. But this single precept has been so violated and abused that it has filled the world with sin..* Jesus answered! *# say not that # alone in #srael $now the truth. is a robber% for he steals time and the soul and his own life. goods. better than honour. they 4sic5 cannot $now the robbers%. and gives it to atan. for the disease that is not $nown is not healed. and they were fain to stretch forth their hands against Jesus. 3herefore. and goods . for God has so commanded. there are but few robbers.or he is the truth.#f God will.'omorrow # will do thus. perhaps. in whose presence my soul stands. and not saying! .alone. forgives. But this sin is of such a $ind that it shall never be remitted. appertains to God alone and not to others. forsooth. and so in the power of atan has he done this.* #hapter 10*'he man..* Jesus answered! *3hoso $nows not the goods. the enemy of God. when you ta$e time. if a man bewail it and commit it no more... all are God*s possessions. 3hoever commits sin. if he spend them contrary to that which God wills. 'hen Jesus said! . # should say so # should be a greater robber. seeing that all held their peace. 3hereupon straightway the soldiers were rolled out of the 'emple as one rolls cas$s of wood when they are washed to refill them with wine% insomuch that now their head and now their feet struc$ the ground. saying! . in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything. you are robbers! (nd you are greater robbers when you spend the better part of your time in pleasing yourselves and not in pleasing God. therefore. therefore. (nd in li$e manner. 'hus soul.

God. in whose presence my soul stands.or although God had power to hinder sin.* 'he doctor was astounded when he heard this. he should not contradict sin in man. which has a precipice on the right hand and on the left! but # will wal$ in the middle. not having need of man. tell me. but only their children. (nd he that hear$ens to the murmurer is li$ewise guilty. in such wise that he could resist evil and do good. that God our creator in his wor$ing conforms not himself to us. and was sitting in olomon*s porch. (nd near him he had his disciples with a great multitude of people.* Jesus answered! *?our 8uestion is li$e a road over a mountain.priest has sent you to tempt me. man would not have $nown himself to be God*s servant% and so he would have accounted himself lord of paradise. who to display his riches. and in order that his slaves may love him more.Did God will that he should eat it. wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to see$ his own way and convenience. waiting to pray the midday prayer. wherefore God did not grant corn and fruit to our fathers.* 3hen they heard this the priests were confounded. in order that in man might wor$ the mercy of God and his righteousness. you call me good. in order that the creature may depend on the Creator and not the Creator on the creature. (nd much more do you err in as$ing why God has not done according to your brain. surely he should have allowed them corn. 3herefore the Creator. who has no need of anything. but free to do that which he pleases in regard to his own life and salvation or damnation.* they would answer! *3hy did he forbid it-* and if he said! *God willed it not.commanded that he who ta$es goods shall be punished and he that ta$es life with goods shall be punished. that whoever has the light of his eyes clear sees everything clear. perceiving that he $new their heart. if God had granted everything to man. . 'hen there drew near to Jesus a doctor. 'hen Jesus said! *9very man.* they would say! *'hen man has more power than God.or although God is omnipotent.priest called two old priests secretly and sent them to Jesus.. but he that ta$es away honour shall go free. (s God lives. and this is the fruit of his priesthood. then.* Jesus answered! *)an. created man free in order that he might love his Creator much the more and might $now his bounty. and said to him! *Good master. (nd in to$en that # spea$ the truth. for the one receives atan on his tongue and the other in his ears. or no-* (nd this they said tempting him% for if he said! *God willed it. #hapter 100 'hen the high.urely not% for by reason of their murmuring our fathers entered not into the land of promise. (nd for this sin the serpents slew about seventy thousand of our people. and departed in confusion. for that he has need. in order that man might remain sub&ect to him. # tell you. 3herefore # say that. . 3herefore in creating man he created him free in order that he might $now that God had no need of him% >erbi gratia. ?et # will answer you all. # say. for God alone is good. (s God lives. in whose presence my soul stands. wor$s everything for his own use. since he wor$s contrary to the will of God./nowing that they must needs fall. and draws light even out of dar$ness itself% but the blind does not so.* 'he old men . wrought according to his good pleasure. who was gone out of the 'emple. gives freedom to his slaves. if man had not sinned. as does a /ing. because they were not able to condemn his speech. but you err. he that steals honour is worthy of greater punishment than he that robs a man of goods and of life. or not have suffered men to see it. his omnipotence and bounty having wrought in man. having created him by his omnipotence. (nd if God had made man incapable of sin he would have been e8ual to God in that matter% wherefore the blessed God created man good and righteous. wherefore did man eat corn and fruit. then. (nd truly # say to you. he left him free by his bounty. 'he "harisees were consumed 6with rage7 at hearing this. but rather the honour of God his creator. he would not contradict his own bounty 4for God has no contradiction5 in order that. neither # nor you would have $nown the mercy of God and his righteousness. # tell you that the high. forbade him the food. who is blessed for evermore. 'he priests drew near to Jesus and said! *)aster. But God.

and returned with the light of my eyes. *Now give glory of God.departed and recounted all to the high.* +thers said! *#t is he. who sinned in this man. many who met him said! *#f this man were blind # should say for certain that it was he who was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%.Neither his father nor his mother sinned in him.priest! *Did he heal you perhaps today. therefore. for a testimony of the Gospel. and now he sees% how has this thing befallen-* 'he father and mother of the man born blind replied! *'ruly he was born blind.* 'hen said the high.* #hapter 101 3hen he had made the midday prayer. for they will tell us the truth. spitting on the ground.* 'hen said the high. nor any prophet have # seen in a dream and been healed by him. a prophet and an holy one of the God of #srael. and washed me. who said! *'his fellow has the devil at his bac$.* 'hey sent. and now # see! blessed be the God of #srael<* 3hen the man born blind was come again to the beautiful gate of the 'emple.priest. who was conferring with the priests and the "harisees against Jesus. who recounts everything to him% for he aspires to the $ingship over #srael% but God will see to that. the abbath%-* 'he blind man answered! *'oday he healed me. or )oses %the servant of God. that whereas # was blind.. as he returned home. all Jerusalem was filled with the matter.* aid the high. # went and washed.or others could not do such a thing. that is. 'he man born blind replied! *Neither (braham nor )oses. wast you born blind-* *?es.)aster. 'he high priest as$ed him. found one blind from his mother*s womb. as he went out of the 'emple. because a decree had gone forth from the :oman senate that no man might contend . how that this fellow is a sinner.priest as$ed him the name of that man. his father or his mother. and when they were come the high. put some of that clay upon my eyes and sent me to the pool of iloam to wash% whereupon # went. and spea$ the truth.* 'hereupon they were dismissed.* said the high.priest! *Behold now. but how he may have received the light. priest! *1e says that he was born blind.. *( man made clay. but how has he received light-* (nd they accosted him saying! *(re you the blind man that was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%-* 1e answered! *# am he and wherefore-* 'hey said! *Now how did you receive your sight-* 1e answered!.priest said again to the man born blind! *Give glory to God.* 'he "harisees did not believe this% so they said to the high priest! * end for his father and mother. having made clay of earth with his spittle. and the high. he has enlightened me. for the father and mother of the blind man. but a man who saw him called me and said! . and this clay he placed upon my eyes and said to me! . for he is Jesus the Nazarene%. but God created him so. *and tell us what prophet has appeared to you in a dream and given you light. or some other prophet. as$ him and he will tell you the truth. but as # sat at the gate of the 'emple a man made me come near to him and. we $now not% he is of age.* 4Now the father and mother of the blind man were afraid to spea$. that he was born blind-* Jesus answered! . 3herefore he was brought to the chief of the priests. 'he man born blind answered! *1e told me not his name. and having washed received light% whereupon.* he replied.priest. Jesus.priest 8uestioned them saying! *#s this man your son-* 'hey answered! *1e is truly our son. saying! *)an. (nd having called the blind man up to him he spat on the ground and made clay and placed it upon the eyes of the blind man and said to him! *Go to the pool of iloam and wash you<* 'he blind man went. 3as it our father (braham%. 1is disciples as$ed him saying! .* 'he high. seeing he $eeps not the abbath<* #hapter 107 'he blind man answered! *3hether he is a sinner # $now not% but this # $now.Go and wash you as that man has said.Go and wash you in the pool of iloam%.

for Jesus.* 'he disciples accordingly as$ed him. Jesus said! . prophet of God! .. and all the things that are inferior to man. who comforted him saying! *(t no time have you been so blessed as you are now. and become you disciple of such a man< for we are disciples of )oses%.Because they long every one after an infinite good without any evil.or earth is not so contrary to air. for we understand them not. in whose presence my soul stands. the creator of the world. whom you say to have healed you. stands not for the walls. and would you teach us. our father and his prophet. for.3ould you also become his disciples-* 'he high. Now this world in all things follows the will of God. and this is God alone. 'his ma$es man become li$e to the demons. even though they err in see$ing God.# curse your blessing. light to dar$ness.* (nd they cast him out of the synagogue %and 'emple%. but for the family. /now you. 'herefore the merciful God has sent his prophets to this world for its salvation. or love to hate. (nd what shall # say (s God lives. for we $now this man. (nd $now you wherefore all long after God. as says David%. Now this world. from the beginning of the world to this hour. again. we $now not whence he is. and would ma$e him reprobate! so greatly is God contrary to this world. for as yet we understand not. therefore have mercy upon us.house of such an one. and wherefore as$ you me again. you shall see that # have spo$en the truth. said to the man born blind! *Give glory to God and spea$ the truth.. the prophet of the Jews.. and so shall you $now the truth in every prophet. water to fire. # $now not% but this # $now. that he is a sinner. saying! . as is the will that God has contrary to the will of the world. and said! *# have told you.priest. loves God% because by nature they long after God..* aid the "harisees! *Now what did he when he enlightened you-* 'hen the man born blind marvelled at their unbelief. that there be three $inds of worlds comprehended in a single name%! the one stands for the heavens and the earth. saying! *2ord. and we $now that God has spo$en to )oses. if he should conceive love towards this evil world.God has given them a precept which they transgress not. then. but as for this man.3hen you shall $now the world. even as the . Jesus answered! . that # saw not and he has enlightened me. cold to heat. urely. for you are blest of our God who spo$e through David.. under pain of death! this decree had the governor obtained wherefore they said! *1e is of age.* 'he man born blind answered! *3hether he be a sinner. the meaning. great are your words% tell us. there has never yet been enlightened one who was born blind% and God would not hear$en to sinners. *'he third world is men*s fallen condition of sinning. with water. God*s enemies. .'hin$ you perhaps that God has created . against the friends of the world.*5 'he high. assuredly God would have ta$en from them their prophecy. #hapter 109 'he disciples answered! . as$ him.+ master. which has transformed itself into a law contrary to God. when the )essenger of God shall come to the world.. therefore. e0ceeding great are your words. then.% and by )icah the prophet he said! . #hapter 103 'he man born blind went to find Jesus. forasmuch as according to nature every one longs after God.priest then reviled him saying! *?ou were altogether born in sin. forbidding him to ma$e prayer with the clean among #srael. (nd this world our God hates so sore that if the prophets had loved this world what thin$ you.Begone.'hey curse and # bless. air and fire. assuredly God would ta$e away from him all that he gave him when he created him. 'he second stands for all men.

(nd this he said. they would be doing a thing pleasing to God. by their traditions. #hapter 110 'hen said he who writes! . in whose presence my soul stands. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . spea$ the truth. then... pea$. and bro$e off the fetters from his feet.. 'hen said they both! . so that the prophets.# told you that this fellow predicts only evil. being seated both on a throne in amaria. # say to you. is this in each case murder. Now Jehoshaphat. said to Jehoshaphat%! . sin cannot arise in man save as a contradiction of God. for prosperously shall you go up. and (hab.1ow. Jehoshaphat.Go up against the (mmonites. reprobates5 who were the (mmonites. for God will give them into your hands. since they will not have me say the truth. he would not have been re&ected of God. 3herefore hear$en to my words. and you shall scatter (mmon. .. truly. saying! . $ing of Judah. # fear your face where. $ing of #srael. who came with fetters on his feet. but you did not believe it. 3herefore to )oses the slaying of men was converted into sacrifice. (ccordingly.his )essenger to be a rival. )icaiah%.Go up. . fore # tell you that # have seen the people of #srael as sheep without a shepherd. writes thus! . . and God would reward them% but because they persecute me for a contrary reason. prophets and friends of God. as you have seen the issue of this war. 'hen answered he who writes ! .Now how $now you this. )icaiah answered! . who feared our God. (hab as$ed him. to wit. Jesus answered! .or the love of the God of our fathers. and still more prosperously come down<. were fled to the mountain tops where men dwelt not.there is only one. how they have contaminated the Boo$ of )oses% and that of David%..+ Jehoshaphat. go up. who should be fain to ma$e himself e8ual with God. end for him here. concerning the lie which God ordained to be spo$en by the mouth of false prophets... ?ou are not able to understand this because you $now not what a thing is sin. if atan had spo$en to the angels in order to see how they loved God. for he always predicts evil concerning me% and him # hold in prison. if our high. hall we go up against the (mmonites. with the "harisees.+ Barnabas.'he $ing of #srael &oined himself with the $ing of Judah to fight against the sons of Belial 4that is.(s God lives. that we may see the truth clearly. describing the history of the $ings of #srael and their tyrants. is to be understood that which was said in )icaiah the prophet.#s there here any prophet of the God of our fathers-.3ill God give their cities into our hands-. as$ed )icaiah. smiling.. + )icaiah-. and he is evil. and his face bewildered li$e a man that lives between life and death. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! .. (hab therefore commanded that )icaiah be sent for hither. saying! . persecuted me because the people of #srael has called me God.priests and priests. 'ell me. in the name of God. because as many as were found had been slain by decree of (hab%. who said to the $ing of #srael! ..Daniel the prophet. recite briefly all that befell. while to (hab it was converted into sacrilege! insomuch that one and the same wor$ produced these two contrary effects. but rather as his good slave. (hab answered! . but because he sought to turn them away from God. and therefore hate me and desire my death therefore God has them in abomination. and had never bowed his $nees before the idols. seeing that only is sin which God wills not! insomuch that all that God wills is most alien from sin. and let us see what he says. there stood before them four hundred false prophets. 'hen the false prophets praised )icaiah as a true prophet of God. )oses slew men and (hab slew men. who should not will that which his 2ord wills not. as is written in the boo$ of the $ings of #srael-. 'hen (hab. + )aster. )icaiah %answered! . 'ruly.'here is one only. even as you have said.(ssuredly not% for )oses slew the men to destroy idolatry and to preserve the worship of the true God.(ssuredly not. but (hab slew the men to destroy the worship of the true God and to preserve idolatry. therefore is he reprobate.

*)icaiah answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . while it appertains to him that commits it. that .'here is no good in the city but what God has wrought it.. Jesus answered! *Now here see.)icaiah answered! . my enemy. who have invented for themselves the . 3herefore. and so shall he go up and be slain. and their chief smote )icaiah*s chee$.?ou shall $now when you shall flee from house to house for fear of being slain. . and # heard God say thus! . 'hen (hab was wroth. man. in order that we may love and long for life eternal. (hab.or all tribulations are good. many.. (nd hearing this. . # will fight against (hab. 3herefore # say that here (mos the prophet of God spea$s of the evil which the world calls evil! for if he had used the language of the righteous he would not have been understood by the world. truly. God said! . because the lie is a sin that appertains to him that spea$s. God forbid that that angel should have sinned who deceived (hab*s false prophets with the lie% for even as God receives the slaughter of men as sacrifice. then. or are good because they ma$e man to $now the condition of this life. a deceiver and a liar and a hater of &udgment 4which shall fall upon them5. so as not to suffer tribulation.priest. but slay the $ing of #srael.. (ccordingly.. 3hen. he had given occasion for despair to the afflicted. 'hey went up.. in such wise that they come to say in fact that God is unrighteous. 'hen were the false prophets enraged.. even so errs he who would sub&ect God to the law.1ave you heard all-.)ethought there assembled a council of the angels in the presence of God. and would not be infinitely blessed. as they beheld themselves in tribulation and sinners living in prosperity. 2ord. top there. but murder is a greater. then. so also is he unable to will and not will a single thing% for so would he have contradiction in himself.. and the fetters which he had upon his feet place on his nec$. #hapter 111 ..* 'hen Jesus said! . but consider the will and the business of the Jew that $nows not to spea$ the 1ebrew tongue. that is. and said! . therefore. had the prophet (mos said! . (nd. that even as the child errs which causes its shoes to be made by the measure of a giant. who considers not his words 6as one7 spea$ing in the presence of the high. because God is not composite nor changeable. believing atan to have such sovereignty over man. 'ruly. but the murder. Barnabas% for it is enough for our purpose. for now # $now not what death # would inflict on him. seeing it is not possible to give life again to the dead. having deceived your $ing.predestination of God in the elect. 'ell me. nor against the princes of #srael. how great is the danger of resting in the letter. (mos therefore did as does the :oman interpreter. "hilip answered! *But how is that saying of the prophet (mos to be understood.?es. for you shall prevail.. saying! .2ord.Now go and do so. even as # have told you..or the $ing of the (mmonites %said to his servants! . said Jesus. you shall believe that only to be sin which God wills not.3ho will deceive (hab that he may go up against (mmon and be slain-. 'he disciples answered! . # say to you. would have feared atan and done him service. and conse8uently pain. either for that they purge the evil that we have done..God forbid% God forbid that )oses should have sinned in obeying God who commanded him<. did )oses the servant of God sin in slaying all whom he slew-. and will go to his false prophets and will put the lie into their mouth. "hilip. .there is not evil in the city that God has not done-. 3hereupon one said one thing and another said another.'ell us. 'hen came an angel and said! . as he himself as man is sub&ect to the law.. ee that you fight not against the $ing of Judah. and according to the word of )icaiah the matter befell. 'he disciples answered! . when came to us the angel that brought the lie-. when did the angel of truth depart from us and come to you. or are good because they restrain us from doing evil. eize )icaiah. and $eep him on barley bread and water until my return. what is worse.2ying is indeed a sin. so received he the lie for praise.(nd # say.+ reprobate of God. 3hereupon Jesus said! . you will find the truth. as do the "harisees. (nd lying can be remedied by saying the contrary of that which has been said% whereas murder has no remedy. is such that it destroys also the dearest thing that God has here upon earth.

with the hand that wrote it. . when he comes into the world. truly. for the world holdsnothing good save the ini8uities and sins that are done in the way of vanity. even so has he predestined sin as the road by which the reprobate shall wal$ into damnation. even as the rain ma$es the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it has not rained.and who perhaps shall give .#hapter 11* #f (mos had said! . that (mos. at hearing whereof the earth trembles. who shall come into the world-. and he who is reprobate cannot by any means become elect% and that. saying! *Now see if # have told you the truth.God has done evil in the city tal$ing with the world. # tell you. Cursed be the tongue that said this. through the abundant mercy which he shall bring. destine to build a house. then.. even as God has predestined well.for without the means one cannot destine an end. 2et us come now to predestination. 'hen Jesus said! * o secret is predestination.doing as the road by which the elect shall wal$ to salvation. and when the midday prayer was done he sat down near to a palm. Jesus raised them up. 'hat man is free the Boo$ of )oses shows. straightway there arose a great earth8ua$e. of which you desire to $now. and when he comes into the world. as God lives. ?es.'here is no good in the city but what God has done it. shall he who not only lac$s stone and money to spend. even as this tree protects us from the burning heat of the sun. 1ow.. when our God gave the 2aw upon )ount inai. then.urely. in so much that every one fell as dead. 3hat can predestination mean but an absolute will to give an end to a thing 6of which7 one has the means in hand. spo$e of tribulations. blessed shall they be that shall listen to his words. No more. saying! Now. + brethren. he spo$e thus! )y commandment is not in the heaven that you should e0cuse yourself. 1e it is whom the nations loo$ for. when he said that . only to one man shall it be clearly $nown. for they are faithful servants of atan.or he is a white cloud full of the mercy of God. because God shall overshadow them with his mercy even as this palm. for this is the faith of atan. to whom the secrets of God are so clear that. 3herefore one may $now of what manner are the "harisees of the present day. which sinners alone call evil. tomorrow. suffice you. believing that there is not any sin or wic$edness which God has not done.* #hapter 11# will accordingly tell you now 6what7 little God has granted me to $now concerning this same predestination. in whose presence my soul stands.tree his disciples sat down. 3hereupon men would have wrought much more ini8uitously. )essenger of God. who shall go to bring us the commandment of God.* 'he disciples answered.tree. but has not even so much land as to place one foot upon. then. 2et this. if God will. ta$ing away the free will that God has given to man of his pure bounty. . is predestination. urely it is not predestination but abomination we shall be establishing. even so the mercy of God will protect from atan them that believe in that man. that # say to you. Jesus answered with &oy of heart! *1e is )uhammad%. he would have made a grievous error. the 2aw of God. which mercy God shall sprin$le upon the faithful li$e rain.+ )aster. where. even so shall he be occasion of good wor$s among men. and under the shadow of the palm. and whereof # will spea$ to you near Jordan on the other side..* #hapter 11+ Jesus went into the wilderness beyond Jordan with his disciples. none 6could do so7. who shall that man be of whom you spea$. (nd when Jesus had said this. 'he "harisees say that everything has been so predestined that he who is elect cannot become reprobate.tree overshadows us.

urther. and # will not remember any more any of his righteousness% for trusting therein it shall forsa$e him before me and it shall not save him. and entirely deprives him of repentance.(s # live. but # see$ that he should be converted to penitence. but that God moc$s men even as he would moc$ a blind man who should show him something white.. would this be &ust. . seeing that it will then be manifest to them how much God has done for their conversion. but may perceive that life and the mercy of God have been granted him by God of his bounty. and as he would moc$ a deaf man who should spea$ into his ears. and when he sins to repent% while such predestination ta$es away from the sinner the power not to sin. in order that this 6lump of 7 clay. and that which the "harisees of this present time say. that he will have mercy on whom he wills to have mercy and will harden whom he wills to harden. #hapter 110 But hear what says God by Joel the prophet! . #f. and how often he has called them to repentance. + brethren% for in saying that God has predestinated the reprobate such that he cannot become elect they blaspheme God as impious and un&ust. hear how he says by the same prophet! (ll the day have # spread out my hands to a people that believe me not. and when they did not 6do7 iti should cause them to be $illed. 3ill God then predestinate that which he 6does7 not will. when they say that the reprobate cannot become elect. to pursue with his mercy man*s free will. But my commandment is near to your heart. he hardened "haraoh he did it because he had afflicted our people and essayed to bring it to nought by destroying all the male children in #srael! whereby )oses was near to losing his life..us strength to observe it..or he commands the sinner not to sin. and cannot tell a lie! for God being truth spea$s truth.'hese are the fruits of human traditions. what 6do7 they say. . ?es. (nd our "harisees. # will call them elect. says God.. scorned of the spirit..Neither is it beyond the sea. even though it shall sin as the spirit did.'he disciples answered! . Jesus answered! . then. said! . and even if God could save the whole world so that none should perish he would not will to do so lest thus he should deprive man of freedom. may have power to repent and go to dwell in that place whence the spirit was cast out. he shall perish. and you would not hear$en to me. therefore. (nd how much God has called. and wills not to forsa$e the creature with his omnipotence. he would be most un&ust and impious.#f 1erod gave this command. # will not the death of a sinner. 'ell me. that when you will you may observe it. God says by the prophet #saiah! .# have called. if /ing 1erod should command an old man to become young and a sic$ man that he should become whole. but contradict me. (nd he says it in order that men may shun the opinion that there be other gods than he. .(s # live. God is true.Consider that which God says. (ccordingly. 'hen Jesus. sighing. if the righteous shall forsa$e his righteousness and shall do abominations.. +ur God wills. #hapter 111 (ndrew replied! .(nd that the elect can be reprobated..God says this in order that man may not believe that he is saved by his own virtue. # say to you truly. (nd of the calling of the reprobate. that predestination has for its foundation the 2aw of God and human free will. which he preserves to him in order to do despite to atan.But how is that to be understood which God said to )oses.. what says God by the prophet 1osea but this! # will call a people not elect. consider what our God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! . 6says7 your God. # say.. But the "harisees of this present time with their doctrine contradict God altogether. that in li$e manner you should e0cuse yourself. (nd so on the day of &udgment none will be able to ma$e any e0cuse for their sins.

and there is no good<..Believe me when God chose me to send me to the 1ouse of #srael. 'ell me. # will disclose to you a wherefore.. nevertheless they are united in man and are preserved harmoniously#f. because. #hapter 113 'hen said the disciples! . yet the whole earth rests on the top of the water.or # $now not even now how God by my touch heals the sic$.1ow shall they understand the eternity of God. while water e0tinguishes fire. how God has created him. then.(ssuredly. all men. yes nought. how shall they be able to comprehend them#saiah. "eter answered! . Jesus answered! . +f these delights said #saiah %the prophet! ... #hapter 119 Jesus answered! . his ears have not heard.'ruly God spea$s in you. if it have an end. for the $nowledge of man and for the salvation of man$ind all this comes forth from that boo$. becomes small. he gave me a boo$ li$e to a clear mirror% which came down into my heart in such wise that all that # spea$ comes forth from that boo$. though the manner of it be not understood. and # will tell you of what manner is paradise. water. and fire in harmony. for God showed them to him. why is it that. 'hese delights were seen by our. air.'he eyes of man have not seen. man being finite and composite with the body. when he returned to himself. for this is one of the greatest blessings of paradise seeing that everything.. /now you wherefore they . e0claimed.2oo$ not any more upon this world. and how the holy and the faithful shall abide there without end. who shall narrate. wherefore cannot a 6single7 stone rest on the top of the water. albeit the fact is true. # have never yet seen any one refuse health. 'herefore # say to you.+ master. seeing 6it to be7 thus. + my eyes. nor has the human heart conceived. (nd when that boo$ shall have finished coming forth from my mouth. as men. to deny the fact. for never has man spo$en as you spea$. ..(ll that # say for the $nowledge of God and the service of God. being corruptible. which are so great that the ground which is trodden by the feet of the holy and blessed ones is so precious that one drachma of it is more precious than a thousand worlds.'ell me. and earth flees from air. seeing he caused him to behold the glories of paradise! whereupon.(ssuredly they shall by no means be able to understand this.3hy so-. Jesus replied! . so are my ways e0alted above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts. the manner of predestination is not manifest to men. so that none can unite earth. saying! 'ruly you are a hidden God< (nd of the )essenger of God. aid "eter! . for all is vain. # shall be ta$en up from the world. that which God has prepared for them that love him. +ught man then. because he cannot find out the mode. #t is this.1ear$en.. and the wor$s of God being proportionate to God. however great. cannot $now it how shall they understand that God created the universe out of nothing with a single word. father. you $now not this no. as says the prophet olomon. prophet of God. if your mind will not rest content in this. prophet of God. as # have told you.#hapter 117 (ccordingly. which is my gospel%. he closed his eyes with both his hands. he says! 1is generation.(nd of the wor$ing of God he says! 3ho has been his counsellor.#s there written therein the glory of paradise-. which. is that which you now spea$ written in that boo$-. and weeping said! . presses down the soul. and you be fain to say again! ..3herefore God says to human nature! 9ven as the heaven is e0alted above the earth. David. *"aradise is the home where God stores his delights.

1ave you seen.But if a poor man shall be presented to 1erod what will he give to him.+ne or two mites. how beautiful is the world in summer.. for God too$ his soul to himself. in comparison of that which # will give you in my paradise. in what sort he presents it-. in whose presence my soul stands. 6said Jesus7! .time. man cannot contain them% even as a little earthen &ar cannot contain the sea. albeit our father David %truly saw them.of paradise. even so will # ma$e your wages forever. how many they are. heard. (s God lives. my e8ual. if the sea should give you one single grain of sand. (s #. said Jesus to his disciples. #hapter 17* God says thus to him that loves him. . into0icated with gladness by reason of the harvest that is come. and as$ nought of me save grace and mercy to serve me faithfully% because you set no end to my service. for # will reward you as if you were God. + my servant. when all things bear fruit< 'he very peasant. ma$es the valleys and mountains resound with his singing. for you err greatly if you thin$ he have them not. when 1erod% ma$es a present to one of his favourite barons. live. then. .have not seen. this is sufficient for the $nowledge of paradise.# $now your wor$s.)an must needs have a $nowledge as great as God*s if he would $now what God wills to give to his servants.. 3herefore..# have seen it twice% and assuredly the tenth part of that which he gives would be sufficient for a poor man. Behold.* #hapter 171 3hat thin$ you. forasmuch as God has created paradise for the home of his own delights. for that he loves his labours supremely. all that # have given in this world to all the princes and $ings of the earth is less than a grain of sand that the sea would give you.#t is because while they live here below they are not worthy to behold such things.. but # will give you myself as a gift. and serves him faithfully! . yes. #hapter 170 God says thus to the man who shall faithfully serve him! ...because all that God has given to man in this present world for his body is as though 1erod should give a mite to a poor man%% but what God will give to the body and soul in paradise is as though 1erod should give all that he has. united with God. even as you are fain to be my servant for ever. to one of his servants. that you wor$ for me.Beware. conceived such delights. # tell you that he saw them not with human eyes. (s # live eternally. where all things are fruitful with fruits proportionate to him who has cultivated it.(ssuredly.#s there a mind that could comprehend such riches and delights. seeing you desire to serve me eternally! even so will # do. Now thin$ you that immeasurable goodness would not have things immeasurably good. and thus. (s God lives. seeing that the delights of paradise are infinite and man is finite. he saw them with light divine.. Because you serve me as God your creator. . Now let this be your boo$ wherein to study the $nowledge of paradise. would it appear small to you.Go and consider the sands of the sea. John answered! . your love shall not e0ceed my bounty. your creator. so that.+r that immeasurable beauty would not have things immeasurably beautiful. Now lift up even so your heart to paradise. yes and his own life.or not only will # place in your hands the abundance of paradise. 3herefore. $nowing yourself to be my wor$. Jesus said! . John answered! .

and immortal. Jesus answered! . eating no bread. how he says! . even so will the 8uality and 8uantity of figs 6in paradise7 e0cel the sort of figs we eat here. which are without any defect. the blessed shall eat in paradise%% but how shall the meat be voided without uncleanness-. "eter. even so are the delights of paradise more precious than all the delights of the princes of the world which they have had and shall have even to the &udgment of God when the world shall have an end. you condemns the soul to hell. in whose presence my soul stands. "eter answered! . because the soul. in whose presence my soul stands. said Jesus. then. shall not generate any putrefaction. Jesus answered! .#n that hour that the sinner shall lament his sin.. and they are deprived of all ministry of angels in this world. that the soul alone should go into paradise. our God promises his mercy to the sinner. Jesus answered! . the 8uantity of flowers. "eter% lest you become a adducee% for the adducees say that the flesh shall not rise again. "eter answered! .Now how shall the body sin without the soul.the abundance of paradise. seeing it is spirit.'he soul and the body with sense of man serve God! the soul only sees and commands the service. "eter %answered! . in ta$ing away God*s mercy from the body. ought not to be placed in paradise. &ust. which has wearied itself so much in serving God-. our body which we now have go into paradise-. o then.. if the body go not thither. saying! .or if God has given to man in this world an ounce of welling. *3herefore their body and soul are deprived of entrance into paradise. feels not cold and heat. Now what should eat the meats of paradise. falls not sic$. and with my eyes # shall see God my aviour. . But you err. But furthermore. prophet and friend of God.urely not. #hapter 17(s God lives. and should cast out of his house him who wearied himself in the wor$. 1ow then shall the &ustice of God bear this. and gives orders to the second. and thus it is that putrefaction comes forth! but in paradise the body shall be incorruptible. and free from every misery% and the meats. then. and the 8uantity of things that minister to man. the body. # say. 'he one alone sees the wor$.(ssuredly it is fitting to give glory in proportion to the thing glorified.urely not. that the master should reward only him who sees and commands.'he soul. and God shall reduce it to such a condition as was (dam*s before he sinned. fasts not. . # say to you that truly. # say.(ssuredly it is impossible. hall. the 8uantity of food. and is not slain. in paradise he will give him ten hundred thousand loads. by myself.. 1ave you perhaps forgotten Job. then. this flesh of ours shall be so purified that it shall not possess a single property of those which now it has% seeing that it shall be purged of every evil desire. and the second performs all that the first commands. in thin$ing that such meat should be voided in uncleanness. as a mountain of gold and pearls is more precious than the shadow of an ant. # will not remember his ini8uities for ever. as the sea has still sand over and above when one receives a grain thereof.. Consider the 8uantity of fruits that are in this world. 'wo men serve one master in one and the same wor$. eems it &ust to you. having caused the soul to sin. impassible. #s it. because the soul is immortal! it suffers not any of those corporal pains which the body suffers at the instance of the elements. because this body at the present time eats corruptible meats.#hapter 17+ *Consider..Now what blessedness shall the body have if it eat not nor drin$. 6the soul7 wal$s not. and not the body.Beware. (nd in li$e manner every other thing in paradise. 'herefore.+ master.# $now that my God lives% and in the last day # shall rise again in my flesh. .But believe me. (s God lives. and that there be no angels.

#hapter 170
God says this in #saiah the prophet, pouring contempt on the reprobate! )y servants shall sit at my table in my house and shall feast &oyfully, with gladness and with the sound of harps and organs, and # will not suffer them to have need of anything. But you that are my enemies shall be cast away from me, where you shall die in misery, while every servant of mine despises you..

#hapter 171
'o what does it serve to say, ;'hey shall feast;-* said Jesus to his disciples. * urely God spea$s plain. But to what purpose are the four rivers of precious li8uor in paradise, with so many fruits- (ssuredly, God eats not%, the angels eat not, the soul eats not, the sense eats not, but rather the flesh, which is our body. 3herefore the glory of paradise is for the body the meats, and for the soul and the sense God and the conversation of angels and blessed spirits. 'hat glory shall be better revealed by the )essenger% of God, who 4seeing God has created all things for love of him5 $nows all things better than any other creature.* aid Bartholomew%! *+ master, shall the glory of paradise be e8ual for every man- #f it be e8ual, it shall not be &ust, and if it be not e8ual the lesser will envy the greater.* Jesus answered! *#t will not be e8ual, for that God is &ust% and everyone shall be content, because there is no envy there. 'ell me, Bartholomew%! there is a master who has many servants, and he clothes all of those his servants in the same cloth. Do then the boys, who are clothed in the garments of boys, mourn because they have not the apparel of grown men- urely, on the contrary, if the elders desired to put on them their larger garments they would be wroth, because, the garments not being of their size, they would thin$ themselves moc$ed. Now, Bartholomew, lift your heart to God in paradise, and you shall see that all one glory, although it shall be more to one and less to another, shall not produce ought of envy.*

#hapter 177
'hen said he who writes ! *+ master, has paradise light from the sun as this world has-* Jesus answered! *'hus has God said to me, + Barnabas! *'he world wherein you men that are sinners dwell has the sun and the moon and the stars that adorn it, for your benefit and your gladness% for this have # created. ; 'hin$ you, then, that the house where my faithful dwell shall not be better- (ssuredly, you err, so thin$ing! for #, your God, am the sun of paradise%, and my )essenger %is the moon %who from me receives all% and the stars are my prophets which have preached to you my will. 3herefore my faithful, even as they received my word from my prophets 6here7 , shall in li$e manner obtain delight and gladness through them in the paradise of my delights.;

#hapter 173
(nd let this suffice you,* said Jesus, *for the $nowledge of paradise.* 3hereupon Bartholomew %said again! *+ master, have patience with me if # as$ you one word.* Jesus answered! * ay that which you desire.* aid Bartholomew! *"aradise is surely great! for, seeing there be in it such great goods, it needs must be great.* Jesus answered! *"aradise is so great that no man can measure it. 'ruly # say to you that the heavens are nine, among which are set the planets%, that are distant one from another five hundred years* &ourney for a man! and the earth in li$e manner is distant from the first heaven five hundred years* &ourney. But stop you at the measuring of the first heaven, which is by so much greater than the whole earth as the whole earth is greater than a grain of sand. o also the second heaven is greater

than the first, and the third than the second, and so on, up to the last heaven, each one is li$ewise greater than the ne0t. (nd truly # say to you that paradise is greater than all the earth and all the heavens 6together7, even as all the earth is greater than a grain of sand.* 'hen said "eter! *+ master, paradise must needs be greater than God, because God is seen within it.* Jesus answered! *1old your peace, "eter, for you unwittingly blaspheme.*

#hapter 179
'hen the angel Gabriel came to Jesus and showed him a mirror shining li$e the sun, in which he beheld these words written! *(s # live eternally, even as paradise is greater than all the heavens and the earth, and as the whole earth is greater than a grain of sand, even so am # greater than paradise% and as many times more as the sea has grains of sand, as there are drops of water upon the sea, as there are 6blades of7 grass upon the ground, as there are leaves upon the trees, as there are s$ins upon the beasts% and as many times more as the grains of sand that would go to fill the heavens and paradise and more.* 'hen Jesus said! ;2et us do reverence to our God, who is blessed for evermore.; 'hey bowed their heads a hundred times and prostrated themselves to earth upon their face in prayer. 3hen the prayer was done, Jesus called "eter and told him and all the disciples what he had seen. (nd to "eter he said! ;?our soul, which is greater than all the earth, sees through one eye the sun which is a thousand times greater than all the earth.; ;#t is true,; said "eter. 'hen Jesus said! ;9ven so, through 6the eye of7 paradise, shall you see God our Creator.; (nd having said this, Jesus gave than$s to God our 2ord, praying for the 1ouse of #srael and for the holy city. (nd everyone answered! ; o be it, 2ord.;

#hapter 130
+ne day, Jesus being in olomon*s porch, a scribe, one of them that made discourse to the people, drew near to him and said to him! ;+ master, # have many times made discourse to this people% in my mind there is a passage of scripture which # am not. able to understand.; Jesus answered! ;(nd what is it-; 'he scribe said! ;'hat which God said to (braham your father, # will be your great reward. Now how could man merit 6such reward7-; 'hen Jesus re&oiced in spirit, and said! ;(ssuredly you are not far from the $ingdom of God< 2isten to me, for # will tell you the meaning of such teaching. God being infinite, and man finite, man cannot merit God and is this 6the reason for7 your doubt, brother-; 'he scribe answered, weeping! ;2ord, you $now my heart. pea$, therefore, for my soul desires to hear your voice.; 'hen Jesus said! ;(s God lives, man cannot merit 6even7 a little breath which he receives every moment.; 'he scribe was beside himself, hearing this, and the disciples marvelled as well, because they remembered that which Jesus said, that whatever they gave for love of God, they should receive a hundredfold 6in return7. 'hen he said! ;#f someone should lend you a hundred pieces of gold, and you should spend those pieces, could you say to that man! *# give you a decayed vine.leaf% therefore give me your house, for # merit it*-; 'he scribe answered! ;No, 2ord, for he should first pay that which he owed, and then, if he wished for anything, he should give him good things, but what good is a corrupted leaf -;

#hapter 131

Jesus answered! ;?ou have spo$en well, + brother% so tell me, 3ho created man out of nothing- urely it was God, who also gave 6man7 the whole world for his benefit. But man by sinning has spent it all, for because of sin the world is turned against man, and man in his misery has nothing to give to God but wor$s corrupted by sin. ,or, sinning every day, he ma$es his own wor$ corrupt, as #saiah the prophet says! +ur righteousnesses are as a menstruous cloth. 1ow, then, shall man have merit, seeing he is unable to give satisfaction- #s it, perhaps, that man does not sin- #t is certain that our God says by his prophet David! even times a day falls the righteous. 1ow then falls the unrighteous- (nd if our righteousnesses are corrupt, how abominable are our unrighteousnesses< (s God lives, there is nothing that a man should shun more than this saying! *# merit.* Brother, let a man $now the wor$s of his hands, and he will straightway see his merit. 9very good thing that comes out of a man, truly, man does not do it, but God wor$s it in him% for his being is of God who created him. 'hat which man does is to contradict God his creator and to commit sin, 6and so7 he merits not reward, but torment.

#hapter 13*
*Not only has God created man, as # say, but he created him perfect. 1e has given him the whole world% after the departure from paradise he has given him two angels to guard him, he has sent him the prophets, he has granted him the 2aw, he has granted him the faith, every moment he delivers him from atan, he is fain to give him paradise% no more, God wills to give himself to man. Consider, then, the debt, if it is great< 6a debt7 to cancel which you would need to have created man of yourselves out of nothing, to have created as many prophets as God has sent, with a world and a paradise, no, more, with a God great and good as is our God, and to give it ne all to God. o would the debt be cancelled and there would remain to you only the obligation to give than$s to God. But since you are not able to create a single fly, and seeing there is but one God who is lord of all things, how shall you be able to cancel your debt- (ssuredly, if a man should lend you an hundred pieces of gold, you would be obliged to restore an hundred pieces of gold. (ccordingly, the sense of this, + brother, is that God, being lord of paradise and of everything, can say that which pleases him, and give whatsoever pleases him. 3herefore, when he said to (braham! ;# will be your great reward,; (braham %could not say! ;God is my reward,; but ;God is my gift and my debt.; o when you discourse to the people, + brother, you ought thus to e0plain this passage! that God will give to man such and such things if man wor$s well. 3hen God shall spea$ to you, + man, and shall say! ;+ my servant, you have wrought well for love of me% what reward see$ you from me, your God-; answer you! ;2ord, seeing # am the wor$ of your hands, it is not fitting that there should be in me sin, which atan %loves. 'herefore, 2ord, for your own glory, have mercy upon* the wor$s of your hands. (nd if God say! ;# have pardoned you, and now # would fain reward you;% answer you! ;2ord, # merit punishment for what # have done, and for what you have done you merit to be glorified. "unish, 2ord, in me what # have done, and save that which you have wrought.; (nd if God say! ;3hat punishment seems to you fitting for your sin-; do you answer% ;(s much, + 2ord, as all the reprobate shall suffer.; (nd if God say! ;3herefore see$ you so great punish. men, + my faithful servant-; answer you! ;Because every one of them, if they had received from you as much as # have received, would have served you more faithfully than # 6have done7.; (nd if God say! ;3hen will you receive this punishment, and for how long a time-; answer you! ;Now, and without end.; (s God lives, in whose presence my soul stands, such a man would be more pleasing to God than all his holy angels. ,or God loves true humility, and hates pride.* 'hen the scribe gave than$s to Jesus, and said to him, *2ord, let us go to the house of your servant, for your servant will give meat to you and to your disciples.* Jesus answered! *# will come thither when you will promise to call me ;Brother; and not ;2ord,;% and shall say you are my brother, and not my servant.* 'he man promised, and Jesus went to his house.

#f you shall say! . and so did # brea$ my head. But in order that # might learn to wal$ well. men become bad.or in every time it is possible to serve God in truth. #f you shall say! . he will answer! .* Jesus answered! *(s God lives.'ruly # say to you that he who becomes not as a little child shall not enter into the $ingdom of heaven. my words are true. shall be truly humble. and #.. how cruelly have you dealt with us. he will say! .)y father. brethren..+ master.. Now $now you not that Gehazi. and they said one to another! *Now how shall he become a little child who is thirty or forty years old. he will reply! .3ho has bro$en your forehead.or if you as$ a little child! . but when one tells him that he is a sinner he will wa0 wroth against him. (nd these "harisees of this present time. fell down.3ho has made your garments-. so that # have not the strength to wal$ and run li$e a grown man. 'he disciples and the scribe answered! *#t is most true. wishing to run.ee that in future you leave not my side. he will answer! .. he will answer% . the "harisees of the present time have the garments and the name of "harisees. tell me how they wal$. assuredly he has false humility and true pride.* 'he scribe answered. .urely..)y father. 'he man of false humility will say that God has given him all that he has. but by companying with the world.* 6Jesus replied! 7 .#hapter 13+ 3hile they sat at meat the scribe said! *+ master. and how it can be true and false. but in their heart and their wor$s they are Canaanites. is this true-* said Jesus. you said that God loves true humility. it is not time that has done this. . my father left me for a little space. and shall contradict 6the same7 in act. But whoever shall spea$ with the tongue as the child spea$s. #hapter 13'ell me.. that have ta$en away from us the true "harisees and left us the false<* #hapter 130 Jesus answered! *Brother.Now why did you fall down-. that is with the evil manners in each time. weeping! . But if you shall say! . ee you not that # am little. that it be not reprehended and spurned of men.)y father*s. he ascribes to himself. #f you shall say! . 9very one was amazed at hearing this. for then would they not deceive the simple< + ancient time.or pride is then at its height when it ma$es use of humble things. # said to you that 6a man7 has need to become as a little child! for this is true humility.. 'hus.3ho has taught you to wal$ and to spea$-. but rather the wic$ed world.Now why did you not wal$ 8uite slowly. he ascribes to God. and himself as the author of sin. and what he ought to ascribe to God. (nd would to God they usurped not such a name.# fell down. #f you shall say! .(nd what said your father-.. and will persecute him.3ho gives you to eat-. 'rue humility is a lowliness of the soul whereby man $nows himself in truth% but false humility is a mist from hell which so dar$ens the understanding of the soul that what a man ought to ascribe to himself. in whose presence my soul stands. this is a hard saying. servant of .* 'hen Jesus said! *1e who in truth of heart recognizes God as the author of all good. but done good wor$s. 'ell us therefore what is humility.)y father. he will answer! . the man of false humility will say that he is a grievous sinner. #f you as$ him whose is the house where he lives. for that you have your forehead so bound up-. . but that he on his part has not slumbered. he will answer! .so my father must needs ta$e me by the hand if # would wal$ firmly.

* said the scribe.9lisha the prophet. he . 'he scribe answered! . and shaming his master. was prince over the tribe of Naphtali. #t happened that a disciple of a neighbouring prophet wanted to go to Jerusalem. :ighteous 2ord God. his patrimony and gave it to the poor. + brother% accept it. 2ord my God. lying. and wor$ atan entice them to evil.. used him as a boo$ wherewith to teach his disciples. 6the gift of7 prophecy. *God so loved him that to every one who in his time stood by him God gave. 1e answered! . as the sailor weeps when he sees his ship bro$en up. because # am worse than all. behold. (nd so.Go. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. he went forth from (nathoth to serve +badiah the prophet. would say to himself! . Now one day 1aggai said to him! . # say.Now. who has ta$en away from you all that you had-.'he Boo$ of )oses. *'he scribe answered! . remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant. but did not have a mantle. when he went to serve God.% whereupon Jesus said! .(nd yet 9lisha had a great number of "harisees to whom God made him to prophesy. 3herefore he oftentimes presented him raiment and delicate food. a tunic of sac$cloth and a mantle of s$ins. when he saw it. 1aggai was fifteen years old when. +badiah has certainly forgotten you. it were a treasure. and so much does the world e0cite them thereto. for that you have created him. he went to be disciple of 1aggai. having heard of the charity of 1osea. both prophets of God.# would that you would narrate to me the e0ample of 1aggai and 1osea.or which cause he was soon left with two garments only namely. # cannot as$ you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants.. for your own glory.1osea. and aged fourteen years. for this thing is suited to me alone. although it is written by Daniel the prophet% but in obedience to you # will narrate the truth. 1osea was so inflamed with charity that concerning all that was as$ed of him he would say! *'his has God given me for you. therefore<* . 1osea had the Boo$ of )oses. because otherwise no one would be suffered to be called a "harisee. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. (nd nothing did 1aggai as$ in prayer that God withheld. who $new the humility of 1aggai. that the "harisees of the present day avoid every good wor$ and every holy e0ample! and the e0ample of Gehazi is sufficient for them to be reprobated of God. 2ord. with mercy loo$ upon your servant.urely many believe it not. #hapter 131 3hen +badiah desired to teach any one how to pray. he would call 1aggai and say! ... because # do nought but sins. 3herefore. who calls upon you. what shall # say. saying! . (nd he said! .+ master. receiving it from +badiah. (nd +badiah. (nd there is nothing so vile but that. hall +badiah send me such things.. and only commit sins. 1e sold. 3herefore. 'hen 1aggai would say! .#t is most true. when he had anything bad. (nd when 1aggai did so. by whose hands God grants it to me. in order that # may not pollute your wor$. 'hereupon 1aggai. used to give it to the one ne0t to 1aggai. but 1aggai ever sent bac$ the messenger. return to the house.2ord God of #srael. for you have made a mista$e.:ecite here your prayer so that every one may hear your words. Now the aged +badiah. 'ruly # say to you that men are so inclined to evil wor$ing.urely not! for he $nows that # am good for nothing. when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants.* #hapter 137 'he good scribe wept as he said this. remember me your servant. too$ the money and the raiment of Naaman the yrian. in order that he might see it. which he read with greatest earnestness.1osea. in order that we may behold the true "harisee.

1aggai said! *3ho has ta$en away your mantle-* 1osea replied! *'he Boo$ of )oses. and said to him! .Brother. for # have committed a great sin against you! because God has given me a mantle in order that # might give it to you. as he came not to see 1aggai. this boo$ is yours% for God gave it me in order that # should give it to one who. and gave the money to the widow%. who was laden with bread to carry it to the labourers in his master*s vineyard. 'hen said 1osea! *Come.* 'he man believed him. (nd when 1osea went to the house of 1aggai.. sister. .leaves. (nd they went both of them to 1ebron%. who dwelt hard by )ount Carmel. + brother. 3hereupon 1osea. 1earing which. for he says that the Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away from him the Boo$ of )oses. and she told him all. the other went to 1aggai %and said to him! . 1osea answered! . 3herefore. accepted it. and # feared to come thither without a tunic. seeing that 1osea was not to be found. who was weeping. # have been sold.. (nd by the will of God. went to visit 1osea.* 3hen he heard this. #t happened that a poor man was stripped by robbers and left na$ed. when he heard this. is he-. wishing to see if his own boo$ was well written. not $nowing 1osea..'hen the good 1aggai remained as it were beside himself. . accordingly. that 1osea having gone to cut wood met the woman. seeing him. 1aggai answered! . 1osea answered! ..3ould . where the prophets and "harisees abode. seeing 1osea read the Boo$ of )oses.1osea has gone mad.ather. ta$e your boo$ and let us see if it is even as mine. #hapter 133 'here was a disciple of 1aggai near to 1osea% and he.. 'hen said 1aggai in wrath! . #t chanced. and whenever he saw any one weep he wept.#t has been ta$en away from me. saying! *Brother. where 1osea %sold himself. said the disciple. 'he good 1aggai. remained afflicted thereat. because he perceived the goodness of 1osea. wept. wherefore # $now not what to do.3ould to God. 1aving recognized him. how is it that you have forsa$en your old father. who. Now therefore accept it. 1osea said! *"ardon me. 'hereupon he straightway began to weep% for whenever he saw any one laugh he laughed. 3hereupon 1aggai gave him another tunic. said 1aggai%.* 1aggai was much pleased at hearing this. then. not $nowing how he had gotten that money. where he had an abode. weeping..* 'he man. in the entrance of the city he met 1osea. 1e who had bought 1osea too$ him to Jerusalem. (nd having called two disciples he went to Jerusalem. 'hen said 1aggai! *'ell me now. and that all mad fol$ were li$e to 1osea<.God forgive you..* 1earing which. 1osea answered! . 1aggai%.. having raided the land of Judea. 1aggai said! . #t happened that a young man. o he went with two disciples to find him! and they found him wrapped in palm. + my father% for he who has sold me is so good that if he were not in the world no one would become holy. who see$s you mourning-. but # have not a mantle.went to find him. for God wills to give you your son. should desire a boo$. that # were mad in li$e manner. *3ho. *1osea answered! . 3ho has ta$en it from you-. and redeemed her son.'he Boo$ of )oses. 1osea gave him the boo$.+ my father. the good 1aggai thought that 1osea was sic$. and accepted the boo$.3ho is that bad fellow who has sold you-. it was the Boo$ of )oses%. 3hereupon the angel of God told him how he had been ta$en as a slave to Jerusalem.s$in over the privy parts.. stripped off his own tunic and gave it to him that was na$ed% himself being left with a little piece of goat. seized the son of a poor widow.'he Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away my tunic. on. and pray to God for me. 1osea then as$ed the woman touching the reason of her weeping. believing this. Now the yrian robbers. 1osea answered! . accepted 1osea*s mantle and departed. # would want to go to Jerusalem to perform a sacrifice to our God. and # had forgotten. and said! . and said to him! *Brother. wept for the absence of 1osea as a mother weeps for the absence of her son. and said! *# also would learn to read if # had a boo$. why have you not been to visit me-* 1osea answered! . brother.

'hen the good scribe wept.. as though God were in error. to the great terror of all Jerusalem and Judea. when it should cause offence to God. who when he saw 1aggai said! .* 6said the scribe7. because of the penalty of death.carcely one< (nd they see$ now to slay me. you that are a doctor learned in the 2aw in whom was the promise of the )essiah made to our father (braham. and therefore they do his will! therefore the 'emple. whom they slew between the 'emple and the altar< 3hat prophet have they not persecuted. but fear not to lose the faith and the life eternal. in so much that today a thing is not sought because God has commanded it. and said! . 'hey boast themselves to be children of (braham.#n #saac or in #shmael. for he is better than #.(s God lives. for upon them shall come the blood of every prophet and righteous man.9very prophecy have they corrupted. and to possess the beautiful 'emple. 'ell me. (nd 1aggai went with 1osea to the house of his master. nor all the holy ones.Brother. nor all the angels.* 'hen Jesus said! *Brother. that every one may $now that this is the truth.to God. $iss the hand of your slave whom you have bought. because # am assured of it by God. this is sufficient for man*s salvation. # fear to tell you this. with the charity of 1osea. fulfils all the 2aw and all the prophets. but men loo$ whether the doctors say it. and therefore that which God ordained as man*s way of salvation. Jesus answered! . seeing he is unchangeable. and not move for twelve hours<. even as it has sold you<. they are children of atan. (nd why spea$ # of the Boo$ of )oses and the boo$ of David. if # had $nown how to bear fruit. 'hen said 1aggai! . which is lost when the tongue spea$s contrary to that which the heart $nows of the 2aw of God.'his is true. when you came to 8uestion me in the 'emple. nor all the world.Blessed be our God.% and he ran to $iss his hand. that the Boo$ of )oses% would sell me also with all my children. shall go to ruin.* #hapter 190 *'ell me. with the blood of =echariah son of Berachiah. seeing you have such $nowledge. (nd he narrated to him all that had passed% whereupon the master gave 1osea his freedom. to his faithless generation. God would not have given his word to me. (nd so it came to pass. brother.?ou should respect neither the people.+ brother. *(nd that is all that you desired. 'herefore. since you love this present life more than God your creator% and for this cause you fear to lose your life. + )aster. did you thin$. therefore. this has he caused all the prophets to say. # should have preached many things which # have left unsaid lest sedition should be roused among the people. what see$ you to learn from me. (s God lives. # am grieved that # came to eat bread in your house. 3oe. perhaps. inasmuch as the humility of 1aggai. 3herefore let the whole 6world7 . who has sent his prophet to my house. 'he scribe answered! *+ master. and the "harisees observe it. if the Boo$ of )oses with the boo$ of our father David had not been corrupted by the human traditions of false "harisees and doctors.. brother. (s God lives. with the holy city. in whose presence my soul stands.3hat righteous man have they suffered to die a natural death. in the name of God let the sun stand still. (nd Jesus said to the scribe! . that God had sent me to destroy the 2aw and the prophets.. my son.#t is certain that God will not do this.+ master. and men could not err. #hapter 139 'hen Jesus said! . in so much that there shall not remain of the 'emple one stone upon another.

in whose arms was a child. for then he had not died<* .. saying that an #shmaelite had written it. to announce to )ary his coming. God*s servant. that )oses said! . who through you has found mercy with God. and #saac the father of the messenger of the )essiah. Near to #shmael stood #saac. and there await me. and #shmael in the arms of (braham. 3ould to God you had come before # called you.. 3hereupon God showed him his )essenger in the arms of #shmael.. 3hereupon said the scribe! # have seen an old boo$% written by the hand of )oses and Joshua %4he who made the sun stand still% as you have done5. but rather that God has mercy on every man that see$s God his creator in truth. and a brother who now lies sic$ in peril of death. (nd there did Jesus end his discourse.* )ary answered! *Bethany is 6the home7 of my brother and my sister. and having gone to Bethany found that her brother had died that day. #hapter 19* #n that Boo$ it is not found that God eats the flesh of cattle or sheep% in that Boo$ it is not found that God has loc$ed up his mercy in #srael alone. for # have sinned. as they sat at meat. and without it shall none be saved. for my own house is )agdala! my brother. has a sister. in whose library # was. 3hereupon.'his is he for whom God has created all things.* 'hen Jesus said! .. wherefore they laid him in the sepulchre of their fathers."ardon me. and paradise< Be mindful of me. Jesus said! . 3hereupon )oses cried out with &oy! . . for he shall not die.* Jesus said to the woman! *Go you straightway to your brother*s house. for # will come to heal him. (nd fear you not. for against him have you sinned.perish rather than offend God your creator. you have in your arms all the world. saying! .2ord God of #srael. you said that my brother would not die% and now he has been buried four days.or sin destroys and preserves not. forbade me. and preserve it not with sin. servants and prophets of God. and when she had found Jesus. said. saying! *2ord. entered into the house of Nicodemus 4for that was the name of the scribe5. which boo$ is the true Boo$ of )oses. that # may find grace in God*s sight by means of your son. #hapter 191 'he scribe then said! .+ #shmael. and weeping placed herself at the feet of Jesus. for # will come to pray God for his health. weeping! *2ord. + master. because the high priest. because in the faith of the )essiah God shall give salvation to men.* Jesus answered! *3here is your house.. mighty and merciful. and God is mighty to create as many worlds as there are sands in the sea. he ran out of the town. (nd thus says the boo$. lo< )ary.God pardon you. therefore. is in Bethany%.. ee that you never again $eep bac$ the truth. who wept at the feet of Jesus. manifest to your servant the splendour of your glory. and the third day he departed for Bethany% and when he was near to the town he sent two of his disciples before him. #hapter 19+ Jesus abode two days in the house of Nicodemus. and more. 'herein is written that #shmael is the father of )essiah.'ell me.* 'he woman departed. for whom God has made all.. who with his finger pointed to the )essenger of God. (ll of this boo$ # was not able to read. your servant.

and give glory to your holy name. whereupon the multitude of Jews. having heard from her sister )ary of the coming of Jesus.* )ary answered. and how that many were become Nazarenes%% for so they called them who were brought to penitence through the word of God which Jesus preached. with )ary. because the miracle was great. and # am come to awa$e him. Jesus. therefore # come to awa$e him. and "harisees followed her to comfort her. and )artha. for he has been dead four days. 3hen therefore she arrived at the place where Jesus had spo$en to )ary. said! *3eep not. whereupon )artha said to Jesus! *2ord. would to God you had been here.* . weeping! *2ord. why did he suffer this man to die. and shall be speedily awa$ened.* Jesus said with a loud voice! *2azarus.* (nd when every one had answered *(men.or he was bound in the grave. 'hose that remained in their unbelief departed and went to Jerusalem and announced to the chief of the priests the resurrection of 2azarus%. for 2azarus sleeps. because they supposed she was going to the sepulchre to weep over her brother. was listening to his words.* 'hen Jesus lifted up his hands to heaven. and sighing said! *3here have you laid him-* 'hey answered! *Come and see. believe me that he shall rise before 6that day7. having said that he should not die-* Jesus having come to the sepulchre.* 'hen Jesus said again! *'a$e away the stone from the sepulchre.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *3ould to God that you did so sleep<* 'hen Jesus said! *)y hour is not yet come% but when it shall come # shall sleep in li$e manner. Now there were assembled at the death of 2azarus %a great number of Jews from Jerusalem. scribes. he stin$s. who has sent you into this world. for the time is at hand that # must depart from the . Jesus entered into Bethany. arose in haste and ran outside. come forth<* 3hereupon he that was dead arose% and Jesus said to his disciples! *2oose him.* aid )artha! *2ord. and provides not that which you must eat and your disciples-* Jesus answered! *)artha. see you not that my sister ta$es no care for you. they $new not what to do. But because he was powerful. from such a sleep he shall be awa$ened on the day of &udgment by the angel of God sounding his trumpet. sitting one day at the feet of Jesus. )artha.clothes with the nap$in over his face. even as our fathers were accustomed to bury 6their dead7. because the miracle of 2azarus was a great one. for then my brother had not died<* )ary then came up weeping% whereupon Jesus shed tears. and ate and dran$. )artha weeping said! *2ord. ( great multitude of the Jews and some of the "harisees believed in Jesus. God of #shmael %and 2ord of #saac%.* )ary returned 8uic$ly to announce to her sister )artha the coming of Jesus. where every one was weeping. for he alone is dead who dies without finding mercy with God. )artha%. sitting at table with a great multitude that believed in him. have mercy upon the affliction of these women.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *Now this man. having a following in Jerusalem. God of (braham%. spo$e. saying! *Brethren. who raised the son of the widow %at Nain%. and many scribes and "harisees. but sleeps. A)ary. #hapter 19'he scribes and "harisees too$ counsel with the high priest to slay 2azarus% for many renounced their traditions and believed in the word of Jesus.* Jesus answered! *)ary. # have but little time to remain with you.*Jesus said! *3hy then am # come hither. because God has given me power over his sleep% and truly # say to you he is not dead. ministered to him. into the house of 2azarus. and said! * God of our fathers. do you ta$e thought for that which you should do% for )ary has chosen a part which shall not be ta$en away from her for ever.Believe you not in me that # shall awa$en him-* )artha answered! *# $now that you are the holy one of God.Jesus answered! *'hy brother is not dead. seeing that 2azarus had conversation with men. )artha. and possessing with his sister )agdala and Bethany.

though it have the soul within it...* answered Jesus. 'ruly # say to you. but stands. . the life is bro$en and the soul escapes in the hands of the angels whom God has ordained to receive souls. # will re8uire it at your hands. no hinder them who would fain enter. saying! .. and as much as you please. but rather the end of a long death! even as the body when separated from the sense in a swoon. come you to dwell here when you please. but if the sinner shall repent he shall not die but live. friends weep when their friend is dead% for our God has so willed.li$e a dumb dog. as says God. *for &ust as a man is bound to dispense his goods in the service of God. and commands nature to open. and converts him not.(s it would be if one held a bird tied. so also is he bound to dispense doctrine! and so much the more is he bound 6so to do5 inasmuch as the world has power to raise up a soul to penitence.. #f the body is horrible without its union with the soul. then. for through my word they shall perceive God within them. but the unconscious waits for the sense to return. then. and held the cord in his hand% when the head wills the bird to fly away. when man abides under the protection of God.* #hapter 191 Jesus re&oiced when he heard this. #hapter 190 *'hey that shall believe in me shall not die eternally. and said! * ee now how good a thing it is to die< 2azarus has died once only. it shall die. for the servant of God will minister to you as much as shall be needful. who with his grace and mercy beautifies and 8uic$ens it. as says the prophet David.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God% whereupon 2azarus said! *2ord.is as a sparrow freed from the snare of the fowler. since you are poor.(ssuredly it commands naturally the hand to open% and so straightway the bird flies away. live eternally. the true 2ife. in order that men might learn to live. through having no perception of God. 3herefore the present death is not death.world. Behold.+ur soul. seeing it separates itself from God. the soul that sins. + John%. much more frightful is the soul without union with God. (nd our life is li$e a cord whereby nature holds the soul bound to the body and the sense of man. 3herefore. . then. your God. (gainst such says God! . # am bound to listen to you ten times for every one that you have listened to me. and therefore shall wor$ out their salvation.. li$e 2azarus%. what does it. are now the scribes and "harisees who have the $ey and will not enter. whereas goods cannot bring bac$ life to the dead. has no other advantage over the dead and buried save this. + unfaithful servant.'he soul of the sinner that shall perish because you have hidden my word. the present life that it is death. for love of God. into eternal life. every time that he shall spea$ he shall sin% seeing that . having listened to an hundred thousand words of mine. 3hen therefore God wills. . and have a great number of disciples. #n what condition. for the service of the poor. 2et not. But let him weep without ceasing when he sins. and has learned such doctrine as is not $nown to the wise men in the world that have grown old among boo$s< 3ould to God that every man might die once only and return to the world. this house belongs to God my creator. permission to spea$ one word. is it permitted to me to spea$ a word-* * pea$ a thousand. 3herefore # bring to your mind the words of God spo$en to 9ze$iel %the prophet. 3herefore he is a murderer who has power to help a poor man and when he helps him not the poor man dies of hunger% but a more grievous murderer is he who could by the word of God convert the sinner to penitence. (nd he who will not listen to another. for 6so7 the soul dies.* John answered! *+ master.(s #. with all that he has given into my $eeping. that the buried 6body7 awaits God to raise it again.*?ou as$ me. 3hat is death but an act which nature does by commandment of God.

and too$ the old a0e and struc$ him on the head.?ou shall have merit. 3hoso wield well this a0e remove the wood of sin from their heart without pain% wherefore they receive my grace and mercy% giving them merit of eternal life for their good wor$s.* 'hen said John! *+ master. wherewith one must wor$ with great toil.. (s God lives. which are truth.hall you accordingly be punished of God-* Jesus answered! *)ay it please God that # receive punish. he has received the gift of prophecy% listen therefore to his words. so that the shame alone shall be mine.(ssuredly he was wroth.. offends his creator who has given him all. and will cause a wic$ed one to suffer it in my name. . # than$ you that you ma$e the truth to be prized% therefore will God give the great merit.* 'hen said he who writes this! *+ master how spea$s 2azarus the truth in saying to you .* *+ John%. for that men have called me God% but since # have confessed. 'ell me. in order that they might learn to $now themselves and their creator-* #hapter 197 Jesus answered! *'ell me. . #s this true-* John answered! *#t is most true. which is the sight of the burial of one dead. but have confessed also that # am not the )essiah. and see$ you this a0e. because # have not served him so faithfully as # was bound to do.. But the labourer forgot the a0e. that they should die once and return as 2azarus has done.we ought to do to others that which we desire for ourselves. therefore God has ta$en away the punishment from me. what said the master. But how will you call 2azarus. my fury shall be upon him. my Barnabas. why has not God granted this to men. But he who forgets that he is mortal.#f # should see the other life. as is the truth.* said Jesus. but 2azarus will teach you how to die well. and said! . # would do good wor$s. saying! .* 6'hen Jesus said! 7 *(s # live eternally. whereas you said to Nicodemus that man merits nought but punishment. and all that is cut is wasted and good for nought. # cannot conceive the penalty of which he is worthy who time after time sees the dead borne to the tomb and fears not God our creator.* aid 2azarus! *+ master. wherefore # say to you. as good living is vain if one die badly.#f the master would give me an old a0e # should easily cut down the wood. which he ought entirely to forsa$e. in so much that # shall only be tormented in another person. and says.ool and $nave< # gave you an a0e wherewith you might cut down the wood without toil. and you do well. and # will so smite him with death that he shall never more receive any good. uch an one for the things of this world. and not do to others that which we do not desire to receive. not only that # am not God. by his mercy.# desire you to cut down the wood in such wise that your wor$ shall be good. But God has so loved me.or punishment was fitting for me.'ruly he is here master of all the masters that teach doctrine in this world. when he spea$s of . seeing that God teaches you by my mouth.* 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! *?ou call me )aster. that when a man spea$s of what God shall give to his neighbour let him say that his neighbour merits it! but let him loo$ to it that. *how great is the advantage of him who from the fall of others learns to stand on his feet<* #hapter 193 'hen said 2azarus! *)aster. (nd so much the more ought you to listen to him. John. though time after time he see others die. *# have given a good a0e to every man. John% there was an householder who gave a perfect a0e %to one of his servants in order that he might cut down the wood which obstructed the view of his house. truly # say to you. that every punishment is withdrawn from me.. # indeed have taught you how you ought to live well.* said God. men of God in this 3orld.

could not 8uench a spar$ of the flames of hell.. saying! * ee you not what these say. we have found this woman in adultery. son of David<. the scribes and "harisees brought to him a woman ta$en in adultery. saying! . it is contrary to the 2aw of )oses.what God shall give to himself . said! *1e that is without sin among you. and so we have him as guilty.* #hapter *00 Jesus then turned to 2azarus. let him be .2et us go to Jerusalem to eat the paschal lamb. because you will minister to me. and accordingly they brought the ass and the colt. )oses commanded that 6such7 should be stoned! what then say you-* 'hereupon Jesus stooped down and with his finger made a mirror on the ground wherein every one saw his own ini8uities. # must needs for a short time abide in the world. #hapter 199 God is so rich in mercy that the water of a thousand seas. he say! God will give me. wherefore when # shall be near to your house # will not ever go elsewhere. and found all that Jesus had told them. pointing to the mirror with his finger. But of himself a man must beware of saying! .Cause them to hold their peace<* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives.# have merit. therefore. (nd it came to pass that. having assembled themselves together. and if he condemn her it is contrary to his own doctrine. ... if men should hold their peace.* (nd when Jesus had said this all the stones of Jerusalem cried out with a great noise! *Blessed be he who comes to us in the name of the 2ord God<* Nevertheless the "harisees remained still in their unbelief.. yet a single tear of one who mourns at having offended God 8uenches the whole of hell. the men spread out their garments under the feet of the ass. singing! *Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of God% hosanna son of David<* Jesus having come into the city. bearing in their hands branches of palm and olive. and wills him so to spea$ of his neighbour.% for he would be condemned. and. the stones would cry out against the unbelief of malignant sinners. and Jesus rode 6on her7.3hy 6do7 you loose her-. 'hey still pressed for the answer. if so many were to be found.'he )aster has need 6of her7. and they will permit you to bring her. for he preaches mercy. but for love of God.* #t was near to the "assover of the Jews. not for love of me. the men went forth with their children eager to see Jesus. because God is pleased to grant his mercy to his servants when they confess that they merit hell for their sins. in whose presence my soul stands. singing! . 'he disciples 6then7 placed their mantles upon the colt. # have merit. 'he "harisees rebu$ed Jesus. (nd if any one as$ you saying. say to them! . Jesus lifted up himself (s and. (nd he sent "eter and John to the city. 'hey said among themselves! *#f he save her. by the great mercy wherewith God succours him. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. wills to call merit in the presence of his mercy every good wor$ of his faithful servant.?ou shall find an ass near the gate of the city with a colt! loose her and bring her here% for # must ride 6on her7 into Jerusalem. to confound atan and to display his own bounty. 'he disciples went. God. (nd let him loo$ to it that he say not. when the men of Jerusalem heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming.* 3herefore they came to Jesus and said! *)aster. 6so7 Jesus said to his disciples! . #hapter *01 Jesus having entered into the 'emple. and said! *Brother.Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of the 2ord God% hosanna.

having called together your neighbours. $nowing the great mercy of God upon him. even so there is &oy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents% because sinners ma$e $nown God*s mercy. Jesus said to them! *'ell me! if one of you had an hundred sheep. inasmuch as our God is loved more by the sinner that repents. to the end that he may convert you to your heart. saying! *(s God lives. would you not lay it upon your shoulders and. # have sent to you my servant. than by the righteous. seeing this.assuredly he will love him only for that he is not sic$% and not having $nowledge of sic$ness he will love the physician but little.* 'hey answered! *3e $now not that there be any other sic$ fol$ here in Jerusalem. leaving the ninety and nine. and with your tongue you say that you are sinners.* 'hen with vehemence of spirit Jesus spo$e. in whose presence my soul stands. shaping the mirror. hard. weeping! *2ord.(nd when you found it. as a hen gathers her chic$ens under her wings. leaving Jesus with his disciples in peace. . or by them whom the physician has healed of grievous sic$ness-* aid the "harisees to him! *(nd how shall he that is whole love the physician. for they were ashamed to see their abominations. went out one by one. + #srael. Now tell me. would you not go to see$ it. then are you doubly righteous unrighteous. 'he men. + #srael. they are departed% and if you will pardon me as God lives. # weep over you.* 'hen Jesus said! *Blessed be God< Go your way in peace and sin no more. 3here are the righteous in our time. beginning from the eldest. have forgotten all that # did upon 9gypt and upon "haraoh for love of you. whose leprosy he 6had7 cleansed. your own tongues condemn your pride. for you $now not your visitation% because # would fain have gathered you to the love of God your creator. the scribes and "harisees being assembled. $nowing that his hour was near. shall our God love less man.* (nd again he stooped down. and seeing no one but the woman. where are they that condemned you-* 'he woman answered.* #hapter *0* *'ell me. Jesus having lifted up himself.* 'he scribes and "harisees answered! *3e are sinners.* (nd this they said tempting him% for the scribes and "harisees count it the greatest insult to be called sinners. and should lose one of them. 3herefore there is more re&oicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents than over ninety and nine righteous persons.(s God lives.first to stone her.* Jesus weeping answered! *+ Jerusalem. you are unrighteous% and if in your heart you hold yourselves righteous. # will sin no more.or if you have sinned and deny your sin. because God is mighty and merciful to heal them.hearted and perverse of mind. wherefore God will have mercy on us.or the righteous has not $nowledge of the mercy of God.* 'hen. great is the number of the righteous unrighteous% their condition being li$e to that of atan. .(s God lives.(ssuredly you would do so. 'hen Jesus. and you would not< 3herefore God says thus to you #hapter *0+ + city. said! *3oman. by whom is the physician more loved! by them that have never had any sic$ness. for # have found the sheep which # had lost. said! *Call the sic$. say to them! . and you may repent% but you. 'hen Jesus said! *# fear that you be righteous unrighteous. 'he citizens had gathered together the sic$ to the house of imon and prayed Jesus for the healing of the sic$. )any times . for whom he has made the world. calling yourselves righteous. and they went into the house of imon the leper..* (ccordingly the scribes and "harisees hearing this were confounded and departed. + city of confusion.:e&oice with me. as many as there be. for God has not sent me to condemn you.

who assembled in a council of priests. therefore. Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$.* Judas answered! *+ master. (braham. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. and a proverb among the nations. but # will give you all to famine. o is my wrath abiding upon you. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house.hall you.(s God lives. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! .* 9very one ate with fear. .*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance.* . and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e. wal$ing in my ways.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might. (nd in order that you may $now the truth.* (nd having said this.2et her be. scribes. and having bro$en a vessel. But Judas was indignant.. and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas. and my indignation sleeps not.(ssuredly not. who would fain ma$e himself $ing of #srael-* A'hey answered! *Now how will you give him into our hand-* Judas said! *3hen # shall $now that he goes outside the city to pray # will tell you. wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations. Jesus retired into the house. # will not pardon the children.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. insomuch that you shall be for a fable. then. hall you. should pray for this people. with )oses. eeing this. and the disciples were sorrowful. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy.. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this. #hapter *01aving said this. (s # live eternally.weep you that my servant may heal your body of sic$ness% and you see$ to slay my servant because he see$s to heal your soul of sin.* 'he high priest answered! *#f you will give him into our hand we will give the thirty pieces of gold and you shall see how well # will treat you.(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands. and derision and the 'emple. a derision. live eternally. and # will give you all. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased. and will conduct you to the place where he shall be found% for to seize him in the city will be impossible without a sedition. while every one remained in fear. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper. saying! .# will not remember her ini8uities any more. . said God. David. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. alone remain unpunished by me. + sic$ fol$. in the name of God. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem. # $now your heart! have patience. but me you shall not have always. they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body. the sword. poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus. immediately they were healed. for the poor you shall have always with you.* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. 1e went to find the high priest. # will ma$e desolate with the city. amuel. and Daniel my servants. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. if Job. # will not pardon the old men or the widows. then. and # will betray into your hands Jesus. # say to you. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped. an army against you. saying! *3hat will you give me.

or the hands of one body do not feel the pain of another body*s feet.* 'hen said the high priest! *3e want to $now a thing concerning the )essiah.* aid the high priest! *'hen what boots it to come to the 'emple with so great a multitude of people.(ssuredly # will not tell you the lie. *#f # 4as # $now5 have sinned. because you shall be doing his will.* #hapter *07 Jesus answered! *(s God lives. that # see$ not anything in this world. so greatly did (braham love God. he who wor$s after the will of the devil. have you forgotten all that you did confess. who has sent me into the world. you would help me to wor$ according to my head. for this cause the devil stirs up the world against me. and "harisees made a circle round about Jesus. surely.ee$ you. wherefore do you not rebu$e me as a brother. and # am God*s servant and desire to serve God*s )essenger whom you call )essiah. 3hereupon the high priest drew near. but # see$ that God may be glorified. + Jesus. that he not only bra$e in pieces the false idols and forsoo$ his father and mother. Jesus went up to the 'emple with a great multitude of people. instead of hating me as an enemy.* aid the high priest! *Now we $now that you have the devil at your bac$% for you are a amaritan%. because # am not of this world. reprove me. # have not forgotten% for this is my confession which # shall bear before the &udgment seat of God on the day of &udgment. but if none can reprove me of sin it is a sign that you are not sons of (braham as you call yourselves.or if # had said the lie # had been adored by you. in whose presence my soul stands. and God will love you. saying! *'ell me. and they that are cut off from the head give it no succour. 3herefore. # have not the devil at my bac$. as God lives. #hapter *03 #f # wor$ ini8uity. (s God lives. but # see$ to cast out the devil. scribes. . and # will tell you who has the devil at his bac$. although it is all the same cloth! so also men. to ma$e yourself $ing of #srael. (s God lives.Beware lest some danger befall you<* Jesus answered! *#f # sought my own glory and desired my portion in this world. he has the devil at his bac$. and by the scribes 6and7 "harisees with all #srael! but because # tell you the truth you hate me and see$ to $ill me. . albeit they are all of one material. 9ven as a garment changes its name when it changes its owner. but was willing to slay his own son in obedience to God. are different by reason of the wor$s of him who wor$s in the man."erhaps it is the lie.'ruly the members of a body succour one another when they are united with the head. nor son of God. and have not respect to the priest of God. . perhaps. he who fears and loves God his Creator has the feeling of mercy over them 6over7 whom God his head has mercy! and seeing that God wills not the death of the sinner. nor are you incorporate with that head wherein (braham was incorporate. (s God lives. who has put on him the bridle of his will and rules him at his pleasure. that you are not God. but waits for each one to repent.#hapter *01 3hen day was come. truly. Jesus answered! *3hat is that thing which you see$ to $now about the )essiah. inasmuch as God our creator is 6God7 alone. but that of the body in which they are united. 1ear$en therefore to me. in whose presence my soul stands.* (nd then the priests.or all that is written in the Boo$ of )oses is most true. # had not fled when the people of Nain would fain have made me $ing. if you were of that body wherein # am incorporate. Believe me. . ma$ing him to run into every ini8uity. nor even the )essiah-* Jesus answered! *No.

who saw Jesus go out of the 'emple 4for from them he was not hidden5. and against the )essiah. too$ up stones to stone Jesus.. 3hereupon every scribe and "harisee.. either God or on of God% in the other it forbade. accusing Jesus that he desired to ma$e himself $ing of #srael. But since he had secretly retired beyond the broo$ Cedron she was not able to see him any more in this world% e0cept after the deed of shame. he would not blaspheme against God and against )oses 6his7 servant.ear not. Behold now. and # cannot hold my peace. and having bec$oned for silence with his hands he said!. hearing this. wherefore tell us! 3ho was this son of (braham-. brought him to her. (nd the multitude of disciples leave you here in the house of imon and in my house. they struc$ one another in such wise that there died a thousand men% and they polluted the holy 'emple.. :afael. to tarry there until this hatred of our priests be past% for # will minister to you what is necessary. followed him to the house of imon. through the great desire that they had to slay Jesus. # pray you. what do we.2et us stone this impious fellow. and of this they had false witnesses. the prophet of the Jews. prophet . see$ing her son. therefore. how did he vanish. for 6then7 the angel Gabriel. go thither with some of your disciples. 'hen was the high priest wroth.. for he is an #shmaelite. with the angels )ichael. weeping. was standing in prayer. the angel Gabriel visited her and narrated to her the persecution of her son. by 6the7 command of God. 'he disciples and believers. . *Brethren.'he high priest answered! . and @riel. 'hereupon Nicodemus came thither and counselled Jesus to go out of Jerusalem beyond the broo$ Cedron. the high priest ascended on high. 'hereupon was held a general council against Jesus. blinded with fury and hatred. who vanished from their eyes and went out of the 'emple. if he be not a magician. for God will protect him from the world. #hapter *10 3hen the confusion in the 'emple ceased by the departure of Jesus. from whom must be descended the )essiah promised to (braham. and cried out! .ee you not that he has deceived the whole world with his diabolical art. who is the hope of #srael. )ary. on pain of death.'his # as$ of you.1e has blasphemed all our priesthood. for God will provide for all. insomuch that the high priest went in person to 1erod. and our God will give us to the nations. departed from Nazareth. that any one should call Jesus of Nazareth%. with the elders of the people. the son of (braham was #shmael. that any one should contend concerning Jesus of Nazareth. that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed. (nd what shall # say. desiring only to have with him the twelve first called apostles. (nd then. #hapter *09 (t this time.Now. under capital sentence. wherefore truly # say to you. Jesus answered! . if he be not removed from the world #srael will be polluted. and # do not see$ to slay you. and to the :oman governor.* (nd in such wise did the high priest spea$ at many forsoo$ Jesus. while the >irgin )ary. + God.or so it was that twice the :oman enate had sent a decree concerning Jesus! in one decree it was forbidden. # have a garden with a house beyond the broo$ Cedron. and has spo$en blasphemy against )oses and against the 2aw of God. wherefore the secret persecution was converted into an open one. her sister. and came to Jerusalem to the house of )ary alome. mother of Jesus. how by reason of him this holy 'emple has been polluted. if he were an holy one and a prophet.(ssuredly. saying! . saying! *2ord. forasmuch as the decree of the :omans made them afraid. 'ruly # say. inflames me. )ary.* (nd this Jesus did.'he zeal of your honour.

so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. because he announces the salvation of the world. saying! *2ord our God. . on that day. that on the day of your &udgment they may come with me to bear witness against the world and against the 1ouse of #srael that has corrupted your testament. and. seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem. he prayed. assuredly. 2ord God. because the re&oicing of the world is turned into weeping% but your sadness shall be turned into &oy and your &oy shall no one ta$e from you! for the re&oicing that the heart feels in God its creator not the whole world can ta$e away.No. and to the governor. ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. clay and dust. and save them from the world. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me. *Now. when they write that # am your son. for this cause. God of (braham%. for all things are yours. seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. be you sad.or even as you are true God. 3hen the world shall re&oice. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you. God of #shmael %and #saac%. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. there was a great division among them.of the Jews. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is. send to us.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus. # say not. mighty and &ealous. . 'he high priest therefore spo$e that under pain of anathema none should spea$ a word in defence of Jesus% and he spo$e to 1erod. for we will give you soldiers. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. the merciful. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus. comforted his disciples. #hapter *11 Jesus.or #.* 'hen the governor feared the enate and made friends with 1erod 4for before this they had hated one another to death5. and against the lovers of the world. God of our fathers. . that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. am servant of your servants. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me. as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. 2ord God. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. 'hereupon. prophet of #srael. saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. have mercy upon them that you have given me. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world. regardless of what he said. 3herefore. ta$e them from the world. but rather enemies. But # pray you to $eep them from evil. saying! *Beware lest through your favouring of that man this country be rebellious! for # will accuse you before Caesar %as a rebel.

3hereupon Jesus re&oiced in spirit. 'hen Jesus rose up. accordingly.* "eter answered! *?ou shall never wash my feet. he so spo$e. and # will go.* (nd the eleven apostles heard it not. according as his custom was to pray.* 3hen the disciples were washed and were seated at table to eat.. desiring to depart from the world. for he believed nothing.* 'his said Jesus. the devil came upon the bac$ of Judas%. who by your providence provides all things necessary for your people #srael. because he $new who was betraying him. 2ord. for your own sa$e. in order that atan may not be able to do aught against them. he too$ a towel and girded his loins. save them whom you have given me. when Jesus said again! *'ruly # say to you. Beginning from Judas%.* (nd having said this. he said to him! *. insomuch that # shall be sold li$e a sheep% but woe to him.* said Jesus. but my hands and my head. #hapter *1+ 'he day having come for eating the lamb.* #hapter *11aving gone forth from the house. but every one that shall believe in them. 2ord. 2ord. *for # have greatly desired to eat this lamb before # am parted from you. yet are you not all clean.. 'he disciples thought that Jesus was sending Judas %to buy something for the day of the "assover%! but Jesus $new that Judas was betraying him. and he went forth from the house. and having put water in a basin. all save Judas. grant to your servant to be in the congregation of your )essenger% on the Day of Judgment! and not me only. aid "eter%! *2ord. Jesus saying to him again! *Do 8uic$ly that which you must do. $nowing the place where Jesus was with his disciples. + 2ord. for as much as all the water of the sea will not wash him that believes me not. + )aster-* Jesus answered! *?ou have told me who it shall be that shall betray me.* (nd having arisen.* "eter answered! *3ash not only my feet. and said! *Neither shall you come in my company on the day of &udgment.*2ord God the aviour. Judas answered! *2ord. that atan your enemy may lose his empire. bountiful and rich in mercy. weeping! * o be it.* *2et us eat. *2ord God. but every one whom you have given me. would you wash my feet-* Jesus answered! *'hat which # do you $now not now. be mindful of all the tribes of the earth. # than$ you. went to the . because # have fulfilled your wor$.riend. * 3hereupon the disciples loo$ed one upon another. which you have promised to bless by your )essenger. wherefore go and do that which you must do. 3hen the lamb was eaten. suffer me to eat. that atan boast not himself against you. Jesus said three times! * o be it. that one of you shall betray me. Jesus said! *# have washed you. with all them that shall believe on me through their preaching. Jesus came to "eter. bowing his $nees an hundred times and prostrating himself upon his face. Nicodemus %sent the lamb secretly to the garden for Jesus and his disciples. that . wherefore. 1ave mercy on the world and send speedily your )essenger. great and merciful<* (nd they answered. but you shall $now hereafter. he set himself to wash his disciples* feet.)y time is near. and save not only them. 2ord.he shall fall into the pit which he had prepared for others. saying with sorrow! *3ho shall be the traitor-* Judas then said! * hall it be #. saying! *Blessed be your holy name. Judas. Jesus retired into the garden to pray. announcing all that had been decreed by 1erod %with the governor and the high priest.* (nd turning to Judas.. wherefore do you tarry. for he shall fulfil all that our father David said of such an one. for whom you did create the world. 'he disciples were sad at these words. (nd this do. 2ord. my God. because you have not separated me from the number of your servants that have been persecuted by the world and slain.

. that $now not me to be Judas #scariot<* (nd as he was saying this the soldiery entered. said! * ir. fled as beside ourselves. because they feared the people% wherefore they too$ their arms. are our master% have you now forgotten us-* (nd he. his ministers. 3hereupon the wonderful God acted wonderfully.high priest.'hirty pieces of gold. #hapter *11 Judas entered impetuously before all into the chamber whence Jesus had been ta$en up. . *tell us. 3hereupon we marvelled. and with blows and $ic$s they began to flout Judas.or God heard the prayer of Jesus. with arms and lanterns as 6against7 a robber% and you have bound me that have guided you. and that for fear of death he was feigning madness. was see$ing where the )aster was. insomuch that Judas was so changed in speech and in face to be li$e Jesus that we believed him to be Jesus.#f you will give me what was promised. (nd he. and sent a "harisee to the governor to fetch soldiers. not without derision. and seeing the multitude of soldiers. 'hey bare him and placed him in the third heaven in the company of angels blessing God for evermore. 'hen God. and they gave a legion of them. and they led him with fury into Jerusalem. and with torches and lanterns upon staves went out of Jerusalem. awo$e and fled. commanded Gabriel%. to ta$e Jesus out of the world. who was wrapped in a linen cloth. (nd the disciples were sleeping. John %and "eter %followed the soldiers afar off% and they affirmed to him who writes that they saw all the e0amination that was made of Judas by the high priest. and to 1erod. 2ord. #hapter *17 'he soldiers too$ Judas %and bound him. 'he high priest answered! .. and answered! *?ou. 3hereupon the scribes bound his eyes with a bandage. and laid their hands upon Judas. . for we are come to ma$e you $ing of #srael. prophet of the Nazarenes %4for so they called them who believed in Jesus5. insomuch that every one was filled with laughter. 3e having heard Judas* saying. and moc$ing him said! *Jesus. having awa$ened us. . smiling. and said! . said! *Now are you foolish. )ichael%. wherefore in fear he withdrew into the house.or he truthfully denied that he was Jesus% and the soldiers. to ma$e me $ing<* 'hen the soldiers lost their patience. 'he holy angels came and too$ Jesus out by the window that loo$s toward the outh%. Jesus heard the approach of many people. and by the council of the "harisees.1ow much do you see$-. :afael%. and we have bound you because we $now that you do refuse the $ingdom. #hapter *10 3hen the soldiers with Judas drew near to the place where Jesus was. and @riel%. believing that he was really Jesus. who was it that smote you-* (nd they buffeted him and spat in his face. moc$ing him.* Judas answered! *Now have you lost your senses< ?ou are come to ta$e Jesus of Nazareth%. because he was in every way li$e to Jesus. (nd the eleven were sleeping. 3hereupon Judas spo$e many words of madness. 'hen straightway the high priest counted to him the money. and when a soldier seized him by the linen cloth he left the linen cloth and fled na$ed. seeing the danger of his servant. Judas said.. this night will # give into your hand Jesus whom you see$% for he is alone with eleven companions. and saved the eleven from evil. fear not. who were assembled to put Jesus to death. (nd John.

believing Judas to be really Jesus. by what are # $now not. answered nothing to the point. beginning from Galilee% even to Jerusalem here. Judas answered! *# have told you that # am Judas #scariot. 'he high priest caused Judas %to be brought before him bound. for you shall slay an innocent person% seeing that # am Judas %#scariot. and 1erod is $ing of Galilee! wherefore it pertains not to me to &udge such a case.* Judas answered! * ir. cried out with shouts. assuredly he has lost his understanding. Nor is he mad% but rather malignant.* (ccordingly . this man is not worthy of death.* 'he high priest answered! *+ perverse seducer. and he says that Jesus the Galilean has by his are magic so transformed him. 3hereupon Judas. believed it% and more. with him who writes. in order to rid himself of such a case. thin$ing that Judas was Jesus. and that he should suffer in a third person. you shall do a great wrong. if this be true. you have deceived all #srael. and the sedition that he would stir up if he should escape would be worse than the former. with his $insfol$ and friends.* said the governor. if you put me to death. as though beside himself. it were a great wrong to $ill him.or # have power to set you free and to put you to death.* you shall not escape it<* (nd having said this he commanded his servants to smite him with buffetings and $ic$s. so that his understanding might come bac$ into his head. and smiling said! *#n the one case. Judas answered! *#f # tell you the truth.* *'his man says. you will not believe me% for perhaps you are deceived as the 4chief5 priests and the "harisees are deceived. 3herefore. who secretly loved Jesus. But if he is Jesus and denies that he is. and not Jesus. wherefore # may do what is &ust. 'he high priest then ad&ured him by the living God of #srael that he would tell him the truth.* 3hen he heard this the governor marvelled greatly. made him enter into his chamber.No all the disciples. . But the chief priests and "harisees and elders of the people had their hearts so e0asperated against Jesus that.3hen it was morning there assembled the great council of scribes and elders of the people% and the high priest with the "harisees sought false witness against Judas. are beside yourselves. saying! *1e is Jesus of Nazareth%. with your doctrine and false miracles! and now thin$ you to flee the merited punishment that befits you by feigning to be mad(s God lives. who is a magician. he who writes forgot all that Jesus had said! how that he should be ta$en up from the world. so ta$e you him to 1erod. and by his are has so transformed me. insomuch that the sorrow of every one was incredible. seeing that he were innocent. but rather of compassion. 'he governor therefore went out.but the 4chief5 priests and the elders of your people have given you into my hand% wherefore tell us the truth. and so treated him with hands and feet that it would have moved the very Canaanites to compassion if they had beheld that sight. the poor >irgin mother of Jesus. but a certain Judas who guided the soldiery to ta$e Jesus. for with this device he see$s to escape from our hands. and that he should not die until near the end of the world.* 'hen the chief priests and elders of the people. and spo$e to him. for you will have it by every means that # am Jesus. and as$ed him of his disciples and his doctrine. they too$ delight in seeing him so treated. (nd why say # that the chief priests believed Judas to be Jesus. and it were impious to slay a madman. for we $now him% for if he were not the malefactor we would not have given him into your hands. *that he is not Jesus. (fterwards they led him bound to the governor. 'he derision which he then suffered at the hands of the high priest*s servants is past belief. believe me.* 'he governor answered 4thin$ing that he wished to spea$ concerning the 2aw5! *Now $now you not that # am not a Jew. said! *1e is a Galilean.* "ilate 4of such was the governor*s name5. believed it. o they attired him as a &uggler. 3herefore he went with the mother of Jesus and with John to the cross. at least. believing him to be Jesus! and they found not that which they sought. 3hereupon he. . (s God lives. with the scribes and "harisees.or they zealously devised new inventions to give pleasure to the council. as$ing him for what cause the chief priests and the people had given him into his hands. so that he sought to set him at liberty. who promised to give into your hands Jesus the Nazarene% and you.

such as new $ings are accustomed to give% and receiving nothing they smote Judas. and there they crucified him na$ed%. 3hereupon they condemned two robbers with him to the death of the cross.they led Judas to 1erod. who had decreed the issue. foolish $ing. But they that stood firm in the doctrine of Jesus were so encompassed with sorrow. for the greater ignominy. that no one should tal$ of Jesus of Nazareth%. believing that Jesus had been a false prophet. (nd they held out their hands to receive gifts. saying! *#t is fitting to our new $ing to clothe him and crown him*! so they gathered thorns and made a crown. because 1erod was a Gentile. and fearing lest "ilate should set him at liberty. who of a long time had desired that Jesus should go to his house. that they remembered not what Jesus had said. if you will not pay your soldiers and servants-* A'he chief priests with the scribes and "harisees. . reserved Judas for the cross. 3hereupon he caused him to be scourged by his slaves. (nd this crown of thorns they placed upon Judas* head. and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did! for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world% for that at that time he should be ta$en away from the world. in moc$ery they clad him in an old purple garment%. because the chief priests and scribes and the "harisees had given him a good 8uantity of money. and sent him bac$ to "ilate. went with the mother of Jesus% to Nazareth%. *Do not fail in &ustice to the people of #srael<* A (nd this 1erod wrote. seeing the malefactor has escaped and # die un&ustly-* A'ruly # say that the voice. weeping continually. living after the manner of the unclean Gentiles. who having received it gave Judas to the scribes and "harisees as guilty to death. and the person of Judas were so li$e to Jesus. But God. saying to him. notwithstanding that the soldiers scourged him so grievously that his body rained blood. how are you crowned. why have you forsa$en me. 1e who writes. where they used to hang malefactors. But Jesus had never been willing to go to his house. 'he high priest then commanded. and were not only present at the death of Judas. and they made him sit in a high place. saluting him as /ing of the Jews. o they led him to )ount Calvary. they too$ him down from the cross with such weeping as assuredly no one would believe. with John and James his brother. spreading a report that Jesus was risen again% whence great confusion arose. denying that he was Jesus. in order that he also might gain some money. 3hereupon. with all his court. (nd so in company with the mother of Jesus they went to )ount Calvary. 1erod as$ed him of many things. putting in his hand a reed for sceptre%. but by means of Nicodemus and Joseph of (barimathia% they obtained from the governor the body of Judas to bury it. and adored the false and lying gods. seeing that Judas died not by the scourges. 'hose disciples who did not fear God went by night 6and7 stole the body of Judas and hid it. under pain of anathema%. who were paid by the scribes to slay him under the scourges. the face. 1e did not suffer Judas to die under the scourges. 'he governor having heard that this was so from a servant of 1erod. and buried him in the new sepulchre of Joseph% having wrapped him up in an hundred pounds of precious ointments. AJudas truly did nothing else but cry out! *God. that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus% wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus. seeing him die who was entirely li$e to Jesus. Now when Judas had been led thither. saying! *Now. 'hereupon. and caused him to be clad in white as the fools are clad%. (nd the soldiers came before him. 'hen 1erod moc$ed him. in order that he might suffer that horrible death to which he had sold another. bowing down in moc$ery. li$e those of gold and precious stones which $ings wear on their heads. to which Judas gave answers not to the purpose. made a gift of money to the governor. #hapter *13 'hen returned each man to his house. feigned that he desired to set Judas at liberty.

he that writes% prayed the mother of Jesus% that she would be pleased to leave off weeping.* #hapter *19 'he >irgin returned to Jerusalem with him who writes. were consumed. and many were stoned and many beaten. having given you power to raise the dead. and )artha and )ary )agdalen. commanded those who dwelt with her to forget her son. weeping. surrounded with splendour. wherefore God. and him who writes. because they could not hold their peace on such a matter. to the shame of your $insfol$ and friends. the >irgin )ary. 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. the >irgin. wherefore has . Jesus came. for # am Jesus% and weep not. to bear Jesus into his mother*s house. for truly # say to you that # have not been dead at all% for God has reserved me till near the end of the world. 3hereupon. and to the shame of your doctrine. insomuch that through fear every one again fell down as dead. 'hereupon the angels manifested themselves li$e four shining suns. :afael%. said! *2et us go to Jerusalem to find my son. who feared God. for they altogether believed that Jesus was dead. with the mother of Jesus. and many banished from the land. 'he news reached Nazareth how that Jesus. in order that they might be seen and heard to spea$ by his mother and her companions. 'hen how each one was affected< God who discerns the heart of men $nows that between grief at the death of Judas whom we believed to be Jesus our master. we. and recounted all to him. 'hen the four angels narrated to the >irgin how God had sent for Jesus. to the room where abode )ary the >irgin with her two sisters.. that he might suffer the punishment to which he had sold another. Gabriel. and there $eep watch over him for three days continually. who will call every one to the &udgment of God at the last day. 3herefore Jesus prayed God that he would give him power to see his mother and his disciples. and John and James and "eter. seeing that God is merciful. embracing his mother! *Believe me. and James and John. and 2azarus. saying! *. said! *'ell me.* 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster.or every one that loves you has been as dead. (nd having lifted up each one. on that day on which the decree of the high priest went forth. 3hereupon. where Jesus was in the company of angels. albeit she $new the decree of the high priest to be un&ust. and give testimony how the matter had passed. is it lawful for me to 8uestion you now. my son. 1earing this.* (nd having said this he prayed the four angels that they would manifest themselves. for # am alive and not dead.ear not. 'hen the >irgin. and had transformed Judas. who announces God*s secrets% )ichael. Barnabas. having died on the cross was risen again. 'hen the merciful God commanded his four favourite angels. saying! *'hese are the ministers of God! Gabriel.(nd so there arose a great persecution. and the desire to see him risen again. suffering him only to be seen by them that believed in his doctrine. and # will answer you. o the angels that were guardians of )ary ascended to the third heaven%. because her son was risen again. weeping. # shall die content when # have seen him. who receives the souls of them that die% and @riel. as it was lawful for me when you dwelt with us-* Jesus answered! *(s$ what you please. suffered you to die.* 'hey remained every one for a long time beside himself at the presence of Jesus. (nd Jesus lifted up his mother and the others from the ground. 3hereupon. 'hen Jesus gave four linen cloths to the angels that they might cover themselves. he comforted them. who fights against God*s enemies% :afael. through fear they fell as dead.* #hapter **0 Jesus replied. and @riel. who are )ichael. mother. their fellow citizen.

1ere are John and "eter who saw everything. on of God. by falsehood. (nd then Jesus commanded us to call his faithful disciples 6so7 that they might see him. since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love. and they ate with Jesus.two disciples. when he shall come. Jesus answered! . and many others of the seventy. and the conversion of sinners and 6then7. has willed that # be moc$ed of men in this world by the death of Judas%.five of the seventy. Be my witnesses in #srael. who. if God wills. and saying! . Barnabas. Jesus said! *?ou are &ust. the )essenger %of God. +thers preached that he really died. (nd though # have been innocent in the world. :est in God who created you and me.two. saying! .God. for atan will ma$e every effort to deceive you. 'hen before their eyes the four angels carried him up into heaven. o they all went there e0cept twenty. in order that # be not moc$ed of the demons on the day of &udgment. 3herefore.. (nd having said this. for there # will ascend again to heaven. (nd write in a similar manner that which has befallen Judas.* #hapter **1 Jesus turned himself to him who writes. ma$ing us to believe that you were dead. comforting them. but rose again."eace be to you. was persecuted.Do you hold me and God for liars. and ..Do not be afraid. of all things that you have heard and seen. see that by all means you write my gospel concerning all that has happened through my dwelling in the world. o James and John called together the seven disciples with Nicodemus and Joseph. #hapter *** (fter Jesus had departed. 1aving thus spo$en. because to you only belongs honour and glory without end. his prayer ended. pretending to be disciples. the disciples scattered through the different parts of #srael and of the world. ma$ing all men to believe that # died upon the cross. shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God*s 2aw.. my mother. and said! . (nd this moc$ing shall continue until the advent of )uhammad%. +thers preached. preached that Jesus died and rose not again. 'hen answered he who writes! .. since men have called me .Barnabas. the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief.# will do so.or certain evil men. + 2ord our God. and yet preach. who for fear had fled to Damascus..)ay God*s grace and mercy be with you. God.. # am your master. saying! . and the truth. that every sin.# said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world. + )aster% but # do not $now what happened to Judas. Beware.. on you has God suffered to fall the calumny that you were slain amongst robbers %on the )ount Calvary-* Jesus answered! *Believe me. who are an holy one of God. he embraced his mother.. (nd having said this. seeing that God is offended at sin. saying! .Go to the )ount of +lives with my mother.. 'ruly # say to you. # did not die% it was Judas the traitor. he prayed God for the salvation of the faithful. and every one may believe the truth. he turned to his disciples. But Jesus lifted them up. however small it be.and your mother has so wept for you that she has been near to death% and you. for # did not see it. (nd he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again. and they will tell you all that has passed. and throughout the world. in order that the faithful may be undeceived. . at midday Jesus came with a great multitude of angels who were praising God! and the splendour of his face made them greatly afraid and they fell with their faces to the ground.he so tormented us. and you will see who shall bear me up. (nd as they all stood in prayer. that .. in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell. hated of atan. 'he third day Jesus said! . as it always is. God punishes with great punishment.

that they may be saved in the last day of God*s Judgment. But we .Jesus is the on of God. we preach to those that fear God. as much as # have written . among whom is "aul deceived. (men. 49< O5 T74 GO=>4L .

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