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

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

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

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

mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. Jesus descended from the mount. having seen the whole matter. Jesus therefore went. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. and abode all night in prayer. who was slain upon the cross. and tempted him in many words. and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. there is here a holy man of God. and the $nife not being able to cut his son.fter the fast of fort% da%s. servant of God. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage.(braham. Jesus. among whom is Judas. having returned to the region of Jerusalem. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. 'hen appeared atan unto him. Jesus said! *. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* . 'he servants answered! *+ sir. Jesus answered! *3illingly. and chose twelve. and fasted forty days and forty nights. who is glorious for ever. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. but where shall # find the lamb. for he hath made of water. 1is mother accosted Jesus. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. + Jesus. seeing # have no money. saying! *'hey have no wine. rose from the table and paid him reverence. but he stole the tenth part of everything. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus. for they touched the heart.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. with )atthew the publican. whom he called apostles. wine. and Judas #scariot the traitor. but were with power. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do. not eating anything day nor night. fishermen% Barnabas. and as they were feasting the wine ran short. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God. saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. #hapter 1. to fulfil the word of God.begotten son #shmael. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms.ill these vessels with water. !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles. atan having departed. Jesus. turning the $ater into $ine. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me. praising and blessing 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. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. which Jesus offered in sacrifice. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need. a true prophet sent to us from God<* .* 'he servants did so. who wrote this. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. went up into the mountain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Depart from me.Calf him not 2ord. so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly. who was as it were priest and head of the angels. Because atan had. with them that were of his mind... 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! . albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God. and the )essenger of God. for you are 2ord. 'hen said atan! . 'hen said God to the followers of atan! . and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! . 'hey answered! .:epent you. lives carelessly without any fear. when. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us. we are spirit.'he fool has said in his heart.. and recognize me as God. and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them.+ 2ord. 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. + you cursed. as though there were no God. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%. Jesus answered! . being indignant. and because he always tempts man to do evil. because so God wills. (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth. give me your heart. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive.2oo$ you. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable..God having created a mass of earth.. (nd the other devils said! .2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become. . 'hen Jesus said! ...five thousand years without doing aught else% atan. and shall suffer greater torments. that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. there is no God. $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy. before his fall. without one of them doing good. one day when all the angels were assembled! .. atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$. 'ruly # say to you. for # have no mercy on you.3e repent of having done you any reverence. you have un&ustly made me hideous. but atan. said! . 1aving said this.+ my servant. )a$e prayer unceasingly. and his followers. 3hereupon said God. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%.+ 2ord. 3hereat the holy angels.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem. 3herefore consider that we are spirit.+ master. for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust. no e0ample of fearing.. #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels. your creator. )any therefore forsoo$ God. for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! . and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing. because # desire to annul all that you shall do. and having left it for twenty. and that # may prepare his way and man. but # am content thereat. 'herefore.or he who see$s finds. and he who $noc$s to him it is opened.'ruly # say to you. + 2ucifer%. and he who as$s receives. by the great understanding that he possessed.. as God lives. # say. lifting their heads. saying! . 'hey that loved God bowed themselves. tell us how atan fell through pride. he instigated the angels. cast down their face to earth in fear. the hypocrites ma$e much . for we have understood that he fell through disobedience. 'hen said God! . and therefore it is not fitting so to do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as )oses his servant. our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us..1e has said by #saiah! .?ou. that he sin not against God his creator. (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah. who shall fear atan.#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one. 'he first is when he tempts by himself.+ master. 3ith all your $eeping. so that they shall not come near you. and shall reprove him who use the world amiss. atan does 6the same7. saying! . 'ell me. #hapter 7+ . truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come. with thoughts. tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man. in whose presence my soul stands. Now tell me. as says the prophet olomon. for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin. would you let "ilate.God shall give his angels charge over you. 'hen how much less . that are come to fear the 2ord. and ten thousand on your right hand. but for them that shall believe the gospel. my son. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw. our father David says.one applies fire.But what shall # say. # will not forget you. (s God lives. it is necessary. John answered! . that when she forget. that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all. 6said7! # will dwell in them. Now tell me. which is God*s dwelling. 'ruly # say to you. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared. #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear.urely not... prepare your soul for temptations. because God has heard my prayer. enter there or place his goods in it.(ssuredly yes. who shall $eep your ways. not only for us.But # say to you.Nevertheless. 'he towers of the city of our father shall greet one another for &oy! and so when idolatry shall be seen to fall to the ground and confess me a man li$e other men. that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears.Can a mother forget the child of her womb. when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep.1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast. for he will be against you as a dog that is chained.# give to you understanding. Jesus answered! .. . 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. But fear not you. as says David his prophet! .. . that . e0amining his thoughts. how 6did7 atan sin. so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble. his enemy.. . that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money.'ruly # say to you..#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man. Now how cautious ought men to be. then. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man. having for guard the angels and for protection the living God. ( thousand shall fall on your left hand.'ell me. $eep your heart-.(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say. 'ruly # say to you. . 'he second is when he tempts with words and deeds by means of his servants% the third is when he tempts with false doctrine% the fourth is when he tempts with false visions.. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water.. Not without cause. all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes. but passes into the heart. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you.urthermore.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. 'hen said the priest! . # have received grace and mercy from God to see him. and shall come after me. who shall destroy every false opinion of me. atan will raise again this accursed sedition.or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. for so has God promised to (braham our father. and what sign shall reveal his coming-. because in our time shall not this sedition be any more.#t is true that God has so promised... whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated.or every li$e loves his li$e. the world. 'he priest answered! .'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God.#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation... insomuch that . for he is made before me.(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-. 3herefore # say to you. because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger. in whose presence my soul stands.#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah. 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. and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory. Jesus answered! .1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-.@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth. but indeed # am not he. Jesus answered! .#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth. and blessed is he who shall believe his words.Distress not yourself. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed. and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel.By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. a man that is mortal and fears God. . 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.(s God lives. insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed. saying! . even as God promised to our father (braham. and placed it in a celestial splendour. Jesus answered! .1ow shall the )essiah be called. and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men. are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-. 'hen Jesus said! . with the governor and the $ing. and a great multitude of creatures. 'he priest answered! . + Jesus.of the seed of David. and shall bring to the world the mercy of God. as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. and your word shall be true. 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation. and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power.. God said! . holy one of God... whereat # sorrow. . #hapter 97 Jesus answered! . but there shall come a great number of false prophets. # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. Jesus answered! . for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul. 'he priest answered! . whereof # ma$e you a present. saying! . 1erod answered! .3ith your words # am not consoled. 'hen answered the priest.3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise. by ma$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.'he name of the )essiah is admirable.. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

o. for every year he had had dealings with men. Come. as though # were better than you. said! *3here do you dwell. because. 'he elder said! *+ brother.#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today. 'he more aged 6one7 said . although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder.ifteen years. . therefore. you said the truth. 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. you do not $now how to read. 6but7 # $now how to read. if they had not sinned. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. then.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. 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.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. because of the great persecution by idolaters. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water.* said the elder. 2et us go. 'he elder said! *+ brother. he said! *Brother. therefore. and # have in my house the psalms of David. .but # meant to say.* replied the younger.or # confess to you that # sinned against you.* . therefore you did not sin. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael.* 'he elder said! *+ brother. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one . # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael. and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains. the elder. it is now two months since # have drun$ water. in order that you may $now the present ones.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here. and so both set themselves to search for water.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he. brother-* 1e answered. and # say to you truly. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other. and # had been for two months without drin$ing. brother-* 'he younger answered! *.* 'hen the elder said! *3ho is that infidel prince whom God has sent for the chastisement of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *1ow should # $now. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother. . (fter the departure of 9li&ah. 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. # felt an e0altation within me. are they 6really7 "harisees. 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. and so they found each other. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water.* *#t is true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

should pray for this people. scribes. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house. 1e went to find the high priest. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas. and # will give you all. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this.* '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. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus. saying! *3hat will you give me. but # will give you all to famine. they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. said God. if Job. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor.(ssuredly not. immediately they were healed.2et her be. and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said. insomuch that you shall be for a fable. alone remain unpunished by me.*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance. but me you shall not have always. (s # live eternally. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. while every one remained in fear. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. David.* Judas answered! *+ master. . # will not pardon the old men or the widows. with )oses.* 9very one ate with fear. in the name of God. But Judas was indignant. for the poor you shall have always with you. then. o is my wrath abiding upon you. and having bro$en a vessel.* .. and # will betray into your hands Jesus. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. and my indignation sleeps not. amuel.(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands. Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$. therefore. + sic$ fol$. Jesus retired into the house. and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e. #hapter *01aving said this. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper. hall you. saying! . # say to you. and the disciples were sorrowful. 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 $now that he goes outside the city to pray # will tell you. who assembled in a council of priests. wal$ing in my ways.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might. .* (nd having said this. # will not pardon the children..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. # $now your heart! have patience. then. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me. (nd in order that you may $now the truth. live eternally. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem. eeing this. poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus. (braham. a derision. and a proverb among the nations. and derision and the 'emple. and Daniel my servants. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy.# will not remember her ini8uities any more. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! .(s God lives. an army against you. # will ma$e desolate with the city.* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. 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.hall you. the sword.

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

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

that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. that on the day of your &udgment they may come with me to bear witness against the world and against the 1ouse of #srael that has corrupted your testament. ta$e them from the world. seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me. 2ord God. for this cause. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. # say not. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is. because he announces the salvation of the world. . #hapter *11 Jesus.* 'hen the governor feared the enate and made friends with 1erod 4for before this they had hated one another to death5. when they write that # am your son. but rather enemies. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world. God of (braham%.or #. But # pray you to $eep them from evil. 3hen the world shall re&oice. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me. and save them from the world. send to us. the merciful. saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. there was a great division among them. am servant of your servants.or even as you are true God. mighty and &ealous.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus.of the Jews. as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. comforted his disciples. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. regardless of what he said. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus. for we will give you soldiers. and to the governor. saying! *Beware lest through your favouring of that man this country be rebellious! for # will accuse you before Caesar %as a rebel. prophet of #srael. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me.No. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me. . and. on that day. . 'hereupon. seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. *Now. clay and dust. for all things are yours. have mercy upon them that you have given me. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands. saying! *2ord our God. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem. God of our fathers. 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. he prayed. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. '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. and against the lovers of the world. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. God of #shmael %and #saac%. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. 2ord God. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. 3herefore. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. assuredly. be you sad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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