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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1e answered! . Jesus lifted up his hands.# will do everything. but rise up. he heard himself called by name. since he ma$es man. (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him. (nd having said this. filled with fear. (braham. a feast of our nation . Jesus answered! ..1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<. (braham. 'he tempter answered.# am God alone. where. . (nd so.3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-.Go up that mountain.. + God. hesaid! .Do not fear.. and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people..#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! .. + (braham.# am your God. + (braham. turning round and not seeing any one on any side. 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God. 'ell us. o be it<.. #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem.'o you be honour and glory.1ow should # wash myself-.?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so. bent his face to earth.3ho calls me-. + master.'here must be a God who has life and power more than man.(braham<.(nd who is my neighbour-. Jesus answered! . :emaining thus in suspense.. (braham answered! .1ow is it written in the 2aw-.)aster. and man without God could not ma$e man. 'he angel answered! . the moon. 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this. you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife..Do the same as this. being by himself.. and your neighbour as yourself. and give life% # lead down to hell. and there is none other god but me. 1e said to him! . he heard himself called by name... and the sun. and you shall have eternal life. he said!. for God wilshes to spea$ to you there. ?ou shall love your God above all things. 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me. near to the enofegia. what must # do to have eternal life-.. saying! .# am the angel of God. (braham answered him! . he said! . # stri$e down. for God wishes to spea$ with you. Gabriel. . and washed himself in the fount.#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. and ma$e whole% # slay. there came to him a doctor. 'hen God spo$e. 'he voice answered! . # say. 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree. 'hereupon.Go to that fount and wash yourself. the angel said! . and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! . saying! . with all your heart and your mind. how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God. he thought that they had been God...(braham<. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. and # bring out thereof. saying! . 'hen said (braham! . for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men. But after considering their variableness with their movements. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth.3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-. saying! . and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed.3hat calls me-. 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! .one is able to deliver himself out of my hands. saying! .(braham<. (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7. 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! .Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him. for # have chosen you as my servant.1aving arrived near to the house of his father. Jesus answered! . 3hereupon. 'hen said God! . saying! . 3hen (braham had washed himself. (braham answered! .. . 'hen. two other times in a similar manner.ear not.# am sure # heard myself called by name.2ove the 2ord your God. *(braham. and no.. . and your neighbour. loo$ing round upon the stars. saying! .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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.

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

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

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

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

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

what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . But truly they are vain. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable.. Jesus answered! . which is God. seeing that men do not consider their end.. uch a thing will have its end. and hatred towards yourself. 3herefore be not slow to give. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end. one ought to listen to every man. God would not have given to David our father the second. pity towards one*s neighbour. 'ell me. James answered! . if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us.( man goes to fish with a net. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages.+ )aster. and has spo$en but one message to all men. when the )essenger of God shall come. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- .Great is your 8uestion. a man would receive anything of God. (s God lives.the reasonings of men are of no avail.)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$s by a secret fashion in man for man*s salvation. every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end. 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad. 3herefore. and offends him every day. reason must say! . and give of the best of that which you have. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses. for love of God..* 9ven so ought you to do.Now how shall the truth be $nown-. love towards God.'hen to what end serves the speech of men-.* ( man went forth to sow. #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it. Jesus answered! .9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely.+ )aster. John answered! .Certainly not. 'hen answered (ndrew! . what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. and therein he catches many fishes. it behoves him to serve God. because it is most evil. you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. #f. which is God. in whose presence my soul stands. 'hen answered he who writes! . Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world. is most evil doctrine. (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. Jesus replied . who had offended God. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved. (nd see that when you do alms. then. listening to all and receiving only the truth.. 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. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed. but those that are bad he throws away. that receive you for true% seeing that God is one.. 2et avarice then be changed into alms. (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*.

'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet. saying! .#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<. having bec$oned for silence with his hand.3e have healed.3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore. said the disciples to him. + brethren.(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it. 3herefore as human life always sins. 'hey departed therefore.1ow long ought penitence to last-. because you have sinned in saying . preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them. 'he disciples answered! .Now what says #srael. Jesus replied! . . and these were the priests and the scribes. and cast out many demons which tormented men. 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael. But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael. saying! .#n the name of God. But they feared the common people. Barnabas answered! . cast out the demons. Jesus answered! . having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-.. and undeceive #srael concerning me. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea. #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him.(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence. for that he is flaming spirit. o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount. what shall be the e0cuse. and not of flaming spirit. give health to the sic$. Jesus said! . (nd when he had said this they retired to rest.. we have healed numberless sic$ persons. saying! . wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly.. how has wrought the 2ord our God. teach us how to spea$. Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! . 'hen Jesus said! . telling them that which # said before the high priest. .Go and preach even as you have heard..+ )aster.. 'hen said they! .Blessed be the holy name of God. so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul. because through his pride he is incorrigible. o will we do.God forgive you. when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$. #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples. and $eeping the best for yourselves. insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. which atan will never find.'ell me.* seeing it is God that has done all. all of them save him who writes. who has not despised the desire of me his servant<.Blessed be the holy name of God.. who has created us of the clay of the earth. . + brethren.or when we sin we find mercy before God. 'he disciples answered! .. and.. healing every sort of sic$ness.#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. since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them.. saying that he is always noble. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus. he said ! . who received them as a father receives his sons..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains. the elder. 'he elder said! *+ brother.* *#t is true. you do not $now how to read. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e.ifteen years. 'he elder said! *+ brother. if they had not sinned. . 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water. 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. 'he more aged 6one7 said . .* .* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. as though # were better than you.but # meant to say.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he. therefore you did not sin.* 'he elder said! *+ brother. .#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother.* replied the younger. 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 # $now. therefore. therefore. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. and # have in my house the psalms of David. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you. o. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one .or # confess to you that # sinned against you. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says. if you have not seen any man-* #hapter 1-9 'he younger answered! *1e who $ept the raiment of the people of #srael good for forty years in the wilderness has $ept my s$ins even as you see 6them7. because of the great persecution by idolaters. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother. you said the truth. and # say to you truly. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water. (fter the departure of 9li&ah. and # had been for two months without drin$ing. Come. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael. he said! *Brother.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. it is now two months since # have drun$ water. # felt an e0altation within me. although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other. 6but7 # $now how to read. and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. then. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. and so both set themselves to search for water. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. brother-* 1e answered. for every year he had had dealings with men. said! *3here do you dwell.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder. 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.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here. because. in order that you may $now the present ones. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there.* said the elder. 2et us go. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael. are they 6really7 "harisees.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time. and so they found each other.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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