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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
$ing of Judaea. and $ept the child with fear of God. eeing the star the magi were filled with gladness. (nd when 1erod heard this he was affrighted. three magi in the parts of the east were observing the stars of heaven. they came to Judaea. $ith the $arning of !esus gi'en to the/ in a drea/. as the angel of the 2ord had said before he was conceived in the womb. the star which appeared to them in the east went before them. and. come and tell it to me. guided by the star. /a2e obeisan"e to hi/ and gifts. (nd the magi presented unto him spices. (nd so having come to Bethlehem.* 1erod accordingly called together the magi and as$ed them concerning their coming! who answered that they had seen a star in the east. when Jesus was born. which went before them. wherefore having concluded among themselves. because # also would fain come and worship him. 3herefore they feared God. (nd so they circumcised the child. and lo. 'hen said 1erod! *Go to Bethlehem and search out with all diligence concerning the child% and when ye have found him. and entering the dwelling found the child with his mother. wherefore they wished with gifts to worship this new /ing manifested by his star. 3hereupon appeared to them a star of great brightness. art not little among the princes of Judah! for out of thee shall come forth a leader. )ary and Joseph perceived that the child must needs be for the salvation and ruin of many. finding !esus. 3hereupon. they too$ the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. and bending down they did obeisance to him. Bethlehem. #hapter 7 The 'isitation of !esus b% /agi. which had guided them thither. #hapter 3 . outside the city. while sleeping.* (nd this he spa$e deceitfully. they were warned by the child not to go to 1erod! so departing by another way they returned to their own home. 1erod therefore called together the priests and the scribes. saying! *3here should Christ be born-* 'hey answered that he should be born in Bethlehem% for thus it is written by the prophet! *(nd thou.3hen the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the 2ord. and all the city was troubled. and their return to their o$n "ountr%. announcing all that they had seen in Judaea. who shall lead my people #srael. and having arrived at Jerusalem they as$ed where was born the /ing of the Jews. with silver and gold. as it is written in the boo$ of )oses. #n the reign of 1erod. 'he magi therefore went thither. #hapter 1 Three )agi are led b% a star in the east to !udaea. they saw the star standing still above the inn where Jesus was born. 'he magi therefore departed out of Jerusalem. and gave him the name Jesus. recounting to the virgin all that they had seen.
who were saying! *Blessed be God. behold the angel of the 2ord appeared in a dream to Joseph. he'ing returned to !udaea.* 'he angel Gabriel presented to him as it were a shining mirror.1ow can there be such doctrine in him. and was sub&ect to them with humility and reverence.* Joseph therefore too$ the child with )ary 4he having come to the age of seven years5. seeing he is so small and hath not learned to read-* )ary reproved him. but consolation is not given her because they are not. (nd every one was amazed at his 8uestions and answers. was reigning in Judaea. 'he child grew in grace and wisdom before God and before men. 3hen their prayers were ended they departed. . and ta$e the child with his mother and go into 9gypt for 1erod willeth to slay him*. as 1erod had commanded them. 'hen at midday as he was praying. saying! * on. #hapter 10 Jesus having come to the age of thirty years. saying! .* 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. . 3hereby were fulfilled the words of the prophet. 1erod seeing that the magi did not return.* he was surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light and by an infinite multitude of angels. with mercy . that # $now every prophet with every prophecy. as he himself said unto me. 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. went up with )ary and Joseph to Jerusalem.!esus is "arried in flight to 4g%pt. holds a $ondrous disputation $ith do"tors. and herod /assa"res the inno"ent "hildren. sent his soldiers to slay all the new. having come to the age of twelve years.* #hapter 9 !esus. Jesus. believing himself derided of the magi. a boo$. he went into Galilee. to worship there according to the law of the 2ord written in the boo$ of )oses. insomuch that whatever # say the whole bath come forth from that boo$. for they are dead that willed the death of the child. see$ing Jesus among $insfol$ and neighbours. which descended into the heart of Jesus. fearing to remain in Judaea% and they went to dwell at Nazareth. But behold while Joseph was sleeping there appeared to him the angel of the 2ord. Joseph arose with great fear. )ary therefore returned with Joseph to Jerusalem. and too$ )ary with the child.Behold # and thy father have sought thee for three days sorrowing. believed himself moc$ed of them% whereupon he determined to put to death the child that was born. went up to )ount +lives with his mother to gather olives.born children in Bethlehem. in the midst of the doctors. 'he soldiers therefore came and slew all the children that were there. and there they abode until the death of 1erod! who. son of 1erod. and they went into 9gypt. saying! *2amentation and great weeping are there in :amah% :achel lamenteth for her sons. . disputing with them concerning the law. having lost Jesus.* . 3hen 1erod was dead. saying! *(rise up 8uic$ly. 'he third day they found the child in the temple. Barnabas. saying! *:eturn into Judaea. what hast thou done to us. ha'ing "o/e to the age of t$el'e %ears. when he came to these words! *2ord. hearing that (rchelaus. and came to Judaea% whence. because they thought that he was returned home with their $insfol$.
so that they could scarce be contained there. ere thou west born all was announced to me% wherefore blessed be the holy name of God. and entered with Jesus into Jerusalem. saying! *Brother.* but the more he prayed him the more he cried out. and that he could not any longer abide with her to serve her. 3hereupon. as thou art. that # should do unto thee-* 'he leper answered! *2ord. having received this vision. receive thy health<* (nd when he had said this the leprosy was cleansed. he said. eeing which namely. revealed all to )ary his mother. who created the splendour of all the saints and prophets before all things to send him for the salvation of the world. as he spo$e by his servant David. the leper with a loud voice cried out! *Come hither. saying! .* Jesus reproved him. insomuch that the flesh of the leper was left unto him li$e that of a child. who by divine inspiration $new Jesus to be a prophet. Jesus prayed him. Jesus descending from the mountain to come into Jerusalem. )ary answered! * on. art a man.* 'he leper answered! *# $now that thou. and goeth into !erusale/. met a leper.* 'hen Jesus. 'herefore with tears he prayed him. saying! *'hou art foolish% pray to God who created thee. and if God give thee a word spea$ it in the name of the 2ord. thou son of David. who of his goodness and mercy willed to create his creatures that they might glorify him. touching the sic$ man with his hands in the name of God! *+ brother. Jesus departed therefore that day from his mother to attend to his prophetic office. 'herefore the priests besought Jesus. 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$. for the love of thy holy prophets give health to this sic$ man. telling her that he needs must suffer great persecution for the honour of God. 'he whole city of Jerusalem was moved by these words. give me health. wherefore they all ran together to the temple to see Jesus. that he was healed. 2ord. to receive the prophet whom God sendeth unto thee*. recounting that which God through Jesus had done unto the leper. #hapter 1* 5irst ser/on of !esus deli'ered to the people& $onderful in do"trine "on"erning the na/e of God. Blessed . Blessed be the holy name of God. and he will give me health. saying% *Jesus. saying! *Blessed be the holy name of God. brother. sighing. having heard this.* 'hen ascended Jesus to the place whence the scribes were wont to spea$. and $nowing that he was a prophet sent to the house of #srael. 3herefore pray thou to God. having said this.* 'hen. #hapter 11 !esus )ira"ulousl% healeth a leper.* Jesus answered! *3hat wilt thou. saying! *'his people desireth to see thee and hear thee% therefore ascend to the pinnacle. and he will give thee health% for # am a man. (nd having bec$oned with the hand for silence. said! *2ord God (lmighty.Jesus. who had entered therein to pray. but an holy one of the 2ord. have mercy on me. #srael. he opened his mouth..Before 2ucifer in the brightness of the saints # created thee.
Blessed be the holy name of God. and forsoo$ the law of God% he rebu$ed the doctors because they made the law of God of none effect through their traditions. who drove man out of paradise for having transgressed his holy precept. brethren. (nd they meditated upon his death. and the $onderful "o/fort of the angel Gabriel. who created man out of the clay of the earth.be the holy name of God. who with mercy loo$ed upon his creatures. ome days having passed. *But. who had received him as a prophet of God. saying! *+ great 2ord God. (nd the priests spo$e evil of Jesus among themselves. saying! *. and spea$ thy word% for thy word is truth. that they might wal$ in truth and righteousness before him% who delivered his servants from every evil. but for fear of the people. so be it. 'hen by his servant )oses he gave us his holy law. + Jesus. and thou shalt not die till everything be fulfilled.ear not. (nd having passed the whole night in prayer. crying mercy. behold there came to him the angel Gabriel.* 3hen Jesus had spo$en these words. + 2ord. in the morning Jesus praying said! *+2ord. that atan should not deceive us! and he e0alted us above all other peoples. and the world shall be near its end. and set him over his wor$s. 2ord. Jesus. and what shall # give thee. how great is thy mercy upon me. and beseeching Jesus that he would pray of them% save only their priests and leaders.day. Jesus having in spirit perceived the desire of the priests. and doctors. # $now that the scribes hate me. for thou art my salvation. and gave themselves only to vanity% he rebu$ed the priests for their negligence in God*s service and for their worldly greed% he rebu$ed the scribes because they preached vain doctrine. burned up three wic$ed cities. from the least to the greatest. chastised the unbelievers and punished the impenitent. who punished and reprobated atan and his followers. #hapter 1+ The re/ar2able fear of !esus and his pra%er. they spo$e no word. Jesus descended from the temple% and that day he departed from Jerusalem.* 'he prayer being ended. and save me from their snares. that we be not punished for our sins-* (nd then Jesus with greatest vehemence rebu$ed the people for that they had forgotten the word of God. ascended the )ount of +lives to pray. and therefore sent them his holy prophets. scourged 9gypt. 2ord God almighty and merciful. Blessed be the holy name of God. and the priests are minded to $ill me. which endureth for ever. who created the angels that they might serve him. 'hou $nowest. sent the deluge upon the earth. for all that thou hast granted me-* 'he angel Gabriel answered! *(rise. that all wept. + 2ord. 2ord. for a thousand thousand who dwell above the heaven guard thy garments. in mercy hear the prayers of the servant. thy servant% therefore. who would not reverence him whom God willeth to be reverenced. as he promised to our father (braham and to his son for ever. scribes. first parents of the human race. scattered the enemies of his people. Blessed be the holy name of God. and remember . what do we to. with many that followed him. and gave them this land. who on that day conceived hatred against Jesus for having thus spo$en against the priests. that # thy servant see$ thee alone.* Jesus fell with his face to the ground. Jesus raised his hands to the 2ord God and prayed. who with mercy loo$ed upon the tears of (dam and 9ve. and the people weeping said! * o be it. (nd blessed be God. Blessed be the holy name of God who &ust punished Cain the fratricide. (nd in such wise did Jesus spea$ to the people. Blessed be the holy name of God. overwhelmed "haraoh in the :ed ea.
having returned to the region of Jerusalem. Jesus therefore went.begotten son #shmael. for he hath made of water. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered. and abode all night in prayer. who is glorious for ever. there is here a holy man of God.(braham. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. for they touched the heart. saying! *'hey have no wine. + Jesus. wine. which Jesus offered in sacrifice. not eating anything day nor night. and as they were feasting the wine ran short. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only. having seen the whole matter. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God. whom he called apostles. Jesus.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me.fter the fast of fort% da%s. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. but he stole the tenth part of everything. Jesus said! *.* 'he servants did so. and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. but where shall # find the lamb.ill these vessels with water. Jesus answered! *3illingly. 'hen appeared atan unto him. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage. at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. rose from the table and paid him reverence. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God. atan having departed. a true prophet sent to us from God<* . !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles. and fasted forty days and forty nights. servant of God. and chose twelve.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus. to fulfil the word of God. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God. and Judas #scariot the traitor. seeing # have no money.or he $new nothing of all that Jesus had done. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* . mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. Jesus descended from the mount. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. but were with power. with )atthew the publican. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. and the $nife not being able to cut his son. and tempted him in many words. saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. turning the $ater into $ine. Jesus. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. 'he servants answered! *+ sir. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do. who was slain upon the cross.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. among whom is Judas. who wrote this. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. 1is mother accosted Jesus. and it is not lawful to steal it-* 'hereupon the angel Gabriel showed unto him a sheep. went up into the mountain. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms. praising and blessing God. #hapter 1. fishermen% Barnabas.
and life everlasting. so it is impossible to love God and the world. and blessed be his holy name. 1ear my words for # spea$ unto you in truth.# will pull down my barns because they are small. for they shall abound in the delights of the $ingdom of God. >erily # say unto you. with the birds. 9ven so # tell you in truth that ye cannot serve God and the world for the world lieth in falsehood. who hath mercy upon #srael. and # will build new and greater ones! therefore thou shalt triumph my soul<. *>erily.3hat shall # do. and did not suffer their clothing to wa0 old or perish. and he said. *?e are &ourneying as pilgrims. they being si0 hundred and forty thousand men. covetousness. and malignity. 1e ought to have been mindful of the poor. in order that ye may do all that # tell you. yet shall not fail his mercy unto them that fear him.fold. blessed are they that mourn this earthly life. 'here was a rich man whose incomings increased.3ho shall give us to eat-. would ye not give to such a man everything that ye hadBut # say unto you. +h. *Blessed are the poor who truly hate the delights of the world. ee then how much ye ought to be content to serve God. (nd he is able to nourish you. But the rich of the world in their prosperity are hungry and perish. and many returned to their heart. . which God our 2ord clotheth and nourisheth with greater glory than all the glory of olomon. (nd forasmuch as new wine is put into new vessels.onderful tea"hing gi'ing b% !esus to his apostles "on"erning "on'ersion fro/ the e'il life. that whatsoever ye shall give and shall forsa$e for love of God. besides women and children. for they shall be comforted. *3eigh not down your hearts with earthly desires. >erily # say unto you. # pray you. *>erily. if ye will contain the new doctrine that shall come out of my mouth. Doth the pilgrim encumber himself with palaces and fields and other earthly matters upon the way. +ne day Jesus called together his disciples and went up on to the mountain. even so ought ye to become new men. and to have made himself friends with the alms of unrighteous riches of this world% for they bring treasures in the $ingdom of heaven. but rather persecution and loss. the other will hate you. even God who created you and called you to his service% who for forty years caused the manna to fall from heaven for his people #srael in the wilderness. blessed are they that eat at the table of God. But behold the flowers and the trees. wretched ban< for that night he died. or . for from me ye shall find rest for your souls. and visiteth the house of Judah with love. saying! .(ssuredly not! but he beareth things light and prized for their usefulness and convenience upon the road. 3herefore serve God and despise the world.* #hapter 11 . and he should give unto you tenfold and twentyfold. saying! *Great are the benefits which God bath bestowed on us wherefore it is necessary that we should serve him with truth of heart. that even as a man cannot see with his eyes the heaven and the earth at one and the same time. that heaven and earth shall fail. ?e cannot therefore find rest in the world. . and when he had sat down there his disciples came near unto him% and he opened his mouth and taught them.3ho shall clothe us-. *'ell me. saying! *"raised be God. *No man can in any wise serve two masters that are at enmity one with the other! for if the one shall love you. if ye should give your money into the ban$ to a publican. verily. + my soul. ye receive it bac$ an hundred. 'his now should be an e0ample unto you% and if ye desire another e0ample # will give it you. for the angels shall minister unto them.'hen his disciples believed on him.
ye shall be truly my disciples% for the world hath been ever an enemy of servants of God. sleepeth not. and to everything shall he give an end. :emember 6the7 holy prophets that have been slain by the world. however. that ye may be my disciples. of the most simple substance.. 1aving said this. for that he is incorporeal. uncompounded.or all the prophets. 1e is so good that he loveth goodness only% he is so &ust that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. 1e alone hath no e8ual.#hapter 17 6n this "hapter is "learl% per"ei'ed the unbelief of #hristians.. + God. (nd because God hath no body. immaterial. wal$eth not.four thousand. unrighteous world. moveth not. contrary to the prophecies of the true prophets of God! wherefore God is wrath with the house of #srael and with this faithless generation. therefore he eateth not. But after me shall come the plendour of all the prophets and holy ones. wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter. and seven thousand sons of prophets who were hidden by the captain of (hab*s host. 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.* Jesus answered! * o be it. dieth not. . nor will he ever have an end. and God said to )oses his servant! . 1is disciples answered! * o be it. whom God hath sent into the world. that here on earth thou canst not see him nor $now him perfectly% but in his $ingdom thou shalt see him for ever! wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory. Jesus answered! *"hilip. hath he no sons-* Jesus answered! *'here are written in the prophets many parables. + 2ord God% and loo$ with pity upon (braham and upon his seed. nor companions.ear . but to the sense.* 1is disciples wept at these words. Jesus sighed and said! *1ave mercy on #srael. and God8s prote"tion sa'ing the/. insomuch that scarcely did poor 9li&ah escape. +h. + 2ord our God<* Jesus said! *>erily # say unto you. 2ord God of our fathers. have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city. for #saiah the prophet said! . but we desire. but abideth eternally without human similitude. even as in the time of 9li&ah ten thousand prophets were slain by Jezebel.* "hilip answered! *)aster. in order that they may serve thee with truth of heart. but to everything hath he given a beginning. # say unto thee. but # have chosen you. that are one hundred and forty. and shall shed light upon the dar$ness of all that the prophets have said. because he is the messenger of God* (nd having said this. 1e hath no father nor mother% he hath no sons. #f then the world shall hate you.# am that which # am. what sayest thou. and said! *1ave mercy.* #hapter 13 7ere is sho$n forth the perse"ution of the ser'ants of God b% the $orld. and the true faith of )u/in. have spo$en dar$ly. then.>erily thou art a hidden God. #n short. "hilip answered! *3e are content to serve God. and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy covenant. Jesus said! *?e have not chosen me. the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies. 3hen Jesus had said this. that $nowest not God< . 1e hath had no beginning. nor brethren. "hilip. to $now God.#t is surely written in #saiah that God is our father% how.
and his disciples said! *(men. have more care of the birds than of man. Jesus made his prayers. behold we have felt all to follow thee. that the world will greatly fear you if ye shall observe my words. and therefore hate ye the world. des"ending fro/ the /ountain. Behold God. but it feareth to be revealed. "eter answered! *+ teacher. . then. and one of them is a devil. and said unto them! *3hat will ye of me. for # am perfect.or if it feared not to have its wic$edness revealed it would not hate you. and he will heal us. who careth more for his shoes than for his own son. ?our garments are your will and your love. offer him the other that he may smite it. and so he putteth not on any garment that is displeasing to his master. but rather with water% even so # say unto you that ye shall not overcome evil with evil. #f ye shall see your words scorned by the world lay it not to heart.. Be ye sure that God hateth the pomps and lusts of the world. for he who shall hate me is not grieved at my saying. .(ssuredly not. Barnabas% for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. perchance. because in him is not the divine feeling. . whereof falleth not one feather without the will of God.Be not sore grieved. 'herefore if one shall give you a blow on one side of the face. for # your God am holy% be ye pure. will atan deceive me. Jesus came down from the mountain with his disciples. for whose sa$e he hath created everything. and li$ewise the rain.( leaf of a tree falleth not without the will of God. >erily # say unto you that the servant studieth to please his master. giving testimony against the twelve tribes of #srael. *Believe me.for # have chosen twelve. because # tell you the truth. Now how much less ought ye to thin$ that God would abandon you. hall God. + brethren-* 'hey all cried out! *Give us health<* Jesus answered! *(h. healeth ten lepers. have ye so lost your reason for that ye say! . and shall # then become reprobate-* Jesus answered! . Behold the sparrows and other birds. wherefore will ye lay it to heart. 3hen Jesus had said this. while ta$ing care of the birds< (nd why spea$ # of the birds.* (t his words the chosen were comforted. + dust and clay of the earth.* #hapter 19 !esus foretelleth his betra%al. :ender not evil for evil. son of David.not therefore ye. and met ten lepers. for thy name is written in the boo$ of life. ee ye not me to be a man li$e yourselves. Call unto our God that hath created you! and he that is almighty and merciful will heal you. who causeth the sun to come upon the good and evil. saying! *+ master. therefore it will hate you and persecute you. saying! *. saying! *+ 2ord.* (nd having said this Jesus sighed. what thing is this. 2ord God almighty and merciful. for # am pure% and be ye perfect. 3ith tears the lepers answered! *3e $now that thou art man li$e us. not to will or to love a thing that is displeasing to God. #s there any man. have mercy on us<* Jesus called them near to him. Beware. but rather with good.* 'he disciples were sore grieved at this word% whereupon he who writeth secretly 8uestioned Jesus with tears. our 2ord. so be it. 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. and pray God for them that hate you. who from afar off cried out! *Jesus.ire is not e0tinguished with fire. then.ear not.Be ye holy. but yet an holy one of God and a prophet of the 2ord% wherefore pray thou to God. wretched that ye are.* 1aving finished his devotions. oought ye to do good to all% for it is written in the law! .Give us health-. what shall become of us-* Jesus answered! *>erily ye in the day of &udgment shall sit beside me.#n your patience ye shall possess your soul. and.* Jesus comforted his disciples. for the hairs of your head are numbered so that they shall not perish. for so do all the worst animals% but render good for evil. :e&oice.
that the sea and the wind obey him-. are drawing nigh. have mercy upon thy servants. saying! *2ord. Jesus went to the sea of Galilee. Jesus answered! *'en have been cleansed% where are the nine-* (nd he said to him that was cleansed! *# am not come to be served.* 'hen. but it shall not be given them. and !esus de"lares $here the prophet is re"ei'ed. have mercy and hear$en to the words of thy servant! and for love of (braham our father and for thy holy covenant have mercy on the re8uest of these men. and awo$e him. but to serve! wherefore go to shine home. because no prophet is received in his own country. and grant them health. whereupon the house where Jesus was. (nd the scribes and doctors having presented themselves unto him said! *3e have heard how much thou hast wrought in the sea and in Judaea! give us therefore some sign here in thine own country. doing reverence unto him. 3herefore the seamen feared. and having arrived in his own neighbourhood recounted how much God through Jesus had wrought in him.* 'hen were the citizens enraged and seized him and carried him on to the top of a precipice to cast him down. but he was not sent to be nourished save unto a widow of idon. and raising his eyes to heaven. returned to find Jesus. saying! *(nd who is this. insomuch that the ship was nigh unto sin$ing.* 'he cleansed leper departed. and saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God* and with than$s he prayed him that he would receive him for servant. . (nd Jesus was sleeping upon the prow of the ship. have mercy upon them.* 'he lepers departed and on the way were cleansed. departed from them. said! *+ 9lohim abaoth. save thyself. with the $ingdom of God. and having embar$ed in a ship sailed to his city of Nazareth% whereupon there was a great tempest in the sea. . Jesus arose. 1aving arrived at the city of Nazareth the seamen spread through the city all that Jesus had wrought. suddenly the wind ceased. by reason of the great wind that was contrary and the roaring of the sea. in order that they may $now that the promises made to (braham and his son. and the s$ine are "ast into the sea. 3hereupon one of them. #hapter *1 !esus healeth a de/onia". turned himself to the lepers and said! *Go and show yourselves to the priests according to the law of God. But Jesus wal$ing through the midst of them. #n the time of 9li&ah there were many widows in Judaea. was surrounded by as many as dwelt in the city. and recount how much God hath done in thee. when Jesus had said this. (nd having found Jesus he bowed himself.'hereupon the disciples prayed Jesus. #hapter *0 )ira"le on the sea $rought b% !esus. seeing that he was healed. )any were the lepers in the time of 9lisha in Judaea% nevertheless only Naaman the yrian was cleansed.fter$ards he healeth the daughter of the #anaanites. saying! *2ord God almighty and merciful. for we perish<* 'hey were encompassed with very great fear. and he was an #shmaelite. and the sea became calm.* 'hen groaned Jesus and prayed to God.* Jesus answered! *'his faithless generation see$ a sign.* 3hereupon Jesus. 'hen drew near to him his disciples. saying! *+ master. having said this.
go thy way in peace. that hath no reason. and who shall be able to receive them-* Jesus answered! . #s this true-* . have mercy on me<* Jesus answered! *#t is not good to ta$e the bread from the children*s hands and give it to the dogs.* 'hen were the disciples sorrowful. and cast them headlong into the sea.Jesus went up to Capernaum. ye will find my saying to be true. with her sons.* 'here were feeding there. and not #. weeping and saying! *+ son of David. 'he woman answered! *+ 2ord. near to the sea. who is tormented of the devil< Jesus did not answer even a single word. 1aving therefore seen him come with his disciples. But what receiveth he.* (nd this said Jesus by reason of their uncleanness. and said! *+ master. + foolish ones. thy daughter is freed.* (nd having raised his hands to heaven he prayed to God. si0.* 3ith a roar the demons entered into the swine. because they were of the un. but permit us to enter into those swine. and he did great harm to the man. and as he drew near to the city behold there came out of the tombs one that was possessed of a devil. 'hen said Jesus! *3here is your faith. who was blessing God.)any blows and in&uries with little bread. 'hey answered! * i0 thousand si0 hundred and si0ty.* 'hen was Jesus seized with admiration at the words of the woman.?ea. and said! *+ woman. saying! *+ holy one of God. 'he men were filled with fear and prayed Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. (nd lo< a woman of Canaan with her two sons. and recounted all that had been brought to pass by Jesus. and then he said! *+ woman. went before Jesus. about ten thousand swine belonging to the Canaanites. Jesus accordingly departed from them and went up into the parts of 'yre and idon. have pity on them< Behold how much they cry out and weep<* Jesus answered! *# am not sent but unto the people of #srael. because they were of the uncircumcised people. saying that they were dogs-* Jesus answered! *>erily # say unto you that a dog is better than an uncircumcised man. and he always showeth to his master a &oyful countenance. doth the dog guard the house of his master. great is thy faith. Jesus as$ed them how many they were.#f ye consider. for the service of his master. have mercy on my daughter. according to the law written in the boo$ of )oses. 'he disciples 8uestioned Jesus on that day. 'hen fled into the city they that fed the swine. why didst thou ma$e such answer to the woman. 'hereupon Jesus said! *Depart. 'he disciples were moved to pity. the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters* table.* 3herefore the woman said! *>erily there is none other God than the God of #srael.* 'he demons therefore cried! *3e will come out.* 'hen the woman. saying! *+ master. son of David. who had come forth out of her own country to find Jesus. assuredly. #hapter ** )iserable "ondition of the un"ir"u/"ised in that a dog is better than the%. 'he demons cried out through his mouth. 'ell me. she cried out! *Jesus.* 'he woman departed. and e0pose his life against the robber. and returning to her home found her daughter. why art thou come before the time to trouble us-* (nd they prayed him that he would not cast them forth.* 3hen the disciples heard this they were affrighted. and in such wise that no chain could hold him. circumcised people. and prayed Jesus that he would depart. saying! *1ard are these words.#t is necessary that the demon should depart. (ccordingly the men of the city came forth and found Jesus and the man that was healed. and enter into the swine. what the dog doth.* 3hereupon all her $insfol$ &oined themselves unto the law of 6God7.
forasmuch as he that hateth his soul in this world shall $eep it in life eternal. 'hen said the disciples! *'ell us + master for what reason man must needs be circumcised-.# have sworn by God to cut it% # will never be a liar<.. the food forbidden of God in paradise. (nd what is this uncircumcised one but li$e unto them .By God. # will scatter him from among my people for ever. and from generation to generation came down the obligation of circumcision. 3hereupon God told to (braham the fact concerning circumcision. 'hen said Jesus! 2eave fear to him that hath not circumcised his fores$in. against Goliath the "hilistine! . saying! *'he spirit in many is ready in the service of God. for this is a covenant between me and thee for ever. . and will slay this unclean one that blasphemeth the holy people of God. 'hen said Jesus! *Consider now how much God hath given to man. and "o'enant of God $ith . and made this covenant. but the flesh is wea$. and that he cut off. (nd therefore when the flesh shall hinder the service of God it ought to be spurned li$e clay and trampled on.. 'he man therefore that feareth God ought to consider what the flesh is. so is he bound to observe all that (dam promised with an oath.'he soul that shall not have his flesh circumcised. (nd having bro$en a piece of roc$. . and da/nation of the un"ir"u/"ised. his flesh rebelled against the spirit% whereupon he swore. rescuing the sheep.'herefore will thy servant go in the name of the 2ord God of #srael. and where it had its origin. But in the time of (braham there were but few circumcised upon the earth.*'rue it is. because that idolatry was multiplied up the earth. Jesus answered! *2et it suffice you that God hath commanded it to (braham. saying! . 'his did (dam observe in his sons. circumcise thy fores$in and that of all thy house. *3hat the flesh is at this present its desires ma$e manifest . (nd hence. *'hen the angel showed him the superfluity of his flesh. said David. he seized his flesh to cut it with the sharp edge of the stone! whereupon he was rebu$ed by the angel Gabriel. Jesus sat nigh unto the mountain which they loo$ed upon. (nd his disciples came to his side to listen to his words.that it is a harsh enemy of all good! for it alone desireth sin. with an inbreathing therein. :emember that which David said to aul $ing of #srael. 'hen said Jesus! *(dam the first man having eaten.* answered the disciples. (nd he answered! . +f the clay of the earth created God flesh. * 'he disciples trembled with fear at these words of Jesus.(braham. and the lion and seized thy servant*s sheep! whereupon thy servant went and slew them.while thy servant was $eeping thy servant*s floc$ there came the wolf. + master. saying! . &ust as every man ta$eth flesh from the flesh of (dam. and ye shall see how unrighteous he is in not observing the covenant of God made with (braham his servant. by fraud of atan. Jesus spo$e again. (nd having said this. (nd having said this. and into it he breathed the breath of life..)y lord.braha/. for he is deprived of paradise.** #hapter *+ Orgin of #ir"u/"ision. the bear. saying! . for with vehemence of spirit he spo$e. and whereto it shall be reduced. # will cut thee<.
not fearing to spurn the flesh. how many showers drenched him. But no one gave them to him% nay. * ee then whether the poor are blessed. + men. who bear others to the burial.bread. >erily # say unto you that they. wherein endured that fierce persecution of the unclean Jezebel< :emember 9lisha. in order that they may repent and not come hither.. remember that thou receivedst thy good in the other life and 2azarus his evil% wherefore now thou shalt be in torment.+ father (braham. 'he rich man also died. for they are sure not to have any good in the other life. how much cold he endured< (h. have mercy on me. and 6that7 for the space of seven years. let them hear them. who upon his fingers may bring me a drop of water to cool my tongue. all moc$ed him. father (braham% but if one dead shall arise they will believe.. on. (h. so as not to offend against the law of God given by )oses his servant. clad in goats* s$in. o far from it that they live here li$e immortals. and the devils carried him to the arms of atan% whereupon. who ate barley. saying! *3oe to those who are servants to their flesh. *(braham answered! . and wore the Coarsest raiment. Jesus wept.* said Jesus. (ll the saints and prophets have been enemies of their flesh for service of God! wherefore readily and with gladness they went to their death.+ father (braham. *'he rich man cried out again.Nay. hating the flesh. how many days he supped not< (h.ueting and feasting. in my house there are three brethren of mine.* #hapter *9atable e:a/ple ho$ one ought to flee fro/ ban.*+ught then man for the sa$e of satisfying one of his enemies to leave off pleasing God. 'here stood at his gate a poor man by name 2azarus. his creator. But if ye will gaze at the sepulchres. for they build great houses and purchase great revenues and live in pride.'hey have )oses and the prophets. and the angels carried him to the arms of (braham our father.Consider ye this. to give their flesh for food of worms. and was fain to have those crumbs that fell from the glutton*s table. *who have patience. but only torments for their sins. eating only grass. he lifted up his eyes and from afar saw 2azarus in the arms of (braham. *(braham answered! . ye shall $now what the flesh is. and do not learn the truth. and send 2azarus. + wretched they. who was full of wounds.. *'he rich man answered! ... were feared with great terror by the $ing and princes. *:emember 9li&ah. 'hen cried the rich man! . 1aving said this. #t came to pass that the poor man died. who fled through desert places of the mountains. 'his should suffice for the spurning of the flesh. +nly the dogs had pity on him. undergoing the greatest torment. and go and serve the false and lying gods. # tell you that there was a rich glutton who paid no heed to aught but gluttony. and so every day held a splendid feast. *(braham answered! . saying! .3hoso believeth not )oses and the prophets will not believe even the dead if they should arise. for they lic$ed his wounds.* #hapter *0 . 'herefore send 2azarus to announce to them how much # am suffering. and only desire that which is necessary. which is tormented in this flame. and 2azarus in consolation.
'here was a man on a &ourney who. no sandals on your feet% and do not thin$. . that you may live long upon the earth. #s that credible-. and ho$ one ought to li'e in the $orld.>erily # say unto you. whether is poorer he who is content with little. and labour without measure.+ master. and the bridle is put on him that he may wal$ at thy will. *>erily # say unto you.or he that hath Jerusalem for his native country buildeth not houses in amaria. he is tied up that he may not annoy any one. that the more it amasseth the more it desireth.braha/ $ith his father.?ou will be mad if you do not give your senses to God to buy your soul in which resides the treasure of love% for love is an incomparable treasure. 'hen said he who writeth! *+ master. traightway the man.'ell us. how can one love God with true love.1e who would not believe this is mad. (nd much as it amasseth. 63hy7 do you bid us to hate father and mother-.or he that loves God has God for his own% and whoever has God has everything.. *(nd be not offended at my words.# am as an horse before thee! and am always by thee. discovered a treasure in a field that was to be sold for five pieces of money.7o$ one ought to despise the flesh.+ master. "eter answered! . answered the disciples. and thou shalt live always with God. and beaten when he is not obedient! so do thou.. 'hereupon Jesus said! . God commanded that such a disobedient son should be stoned by the wrath of the people before the gate of the city. and children and wife for love of God. but all would be in common. . saying! .'ruly # say to you that he who shall not hate his father and his mother. but have thought to do the will of God. . or he who desireth much. then how we ought to hate our flesh! for to $ill oneself is not lawful.. that the amassing much in this life giveth sure witness of not having anything to receive in the other. as he confesseth .. and thou shalt live securely. 'ell us. when he $new this. for David the prophet did the same thing. sold his cloa$ to buy that field. #hapter *1 7o$ one ought to lo'e God.or unto a horse food is given by measure. . *Now tell me. 'herefore let one single robe suffice for you. such is not worthy to be loved of God. that if the world had but a sound mind no one would amass anything for himself. carry no wallet. for that there is enmity between there cities. saying! . + Barnabas. then. and his own life.nd in this "hapter is "ontained the $onderful "ontention of . 'hen Jesus said! . But in this is $nown its madness. true are thy words and therefore have we forsa$en all to follow thee.* Jesus answered! */eep thy flesh li$e a horse. "eter answered! . it is written in the 2aw of God in the Boo$ of )oses! 1onour your father. for the fleshly repose of others doth it amass the same. and living we needs must give it its livelihood. and he will provide for your need. as he was wal$ing. @nderstand ye-* *?ea. . cast away your purse. he is $ept in a poor place.. Jesus replied! . 'he disciples answered! .3hat shall happen to us -. (nd further he says! Cursed be the son that obeys not his father and his mother. insomuch that nothing shall be lac$ing unto you.
* (braham answered! *. the god that wills me evil shall slay my own god. 'hen the old man was angry. and spea$ no words to me% for. father.and leave me to ma$e this god 8uic$ly.is of palm wood. and said! . #hapter *7 . such that the father wished to burn his son. have no fear. it is a great sin to burn wood. saying! .+ father..(ll the world says that it is a god. they have peace among themselves-. answered! . said he.#n any case discord will come between them. but God*s. but one man one. e0cept that the father of (braham was an image. and you $now not what the gods are li$e<..'hey have.. how can it be that man should ma$e the gods. # pray you tell us how (braham moc$ed his father. and he defends not himself<. because you have not understanding<. laughing. my son. he gave blows and $ic$s to (braham.ather. in the great temple there are a thousand gods with the great god Baal% and # am now near seventy years old.* (braham answered! *1ow many gods are there. the gods have not helped you to ma$e so many other children that you should become the most powerful man in the world-.Now go out of my house<.#f you were of age to understand. father-* 'he old man replied! *'hey are infinite in number.(braham was seven years old when he began to see$ God.'his. perhaps.(nd being without life. what be the gods li$e-. what is more precious. o.Jesus replied! .'hen how do they give breath. it lac$s but breath<.# should li$e to $now who made the first God.. 'he old man was wroth at these words.. the gods are without breath. and another. what shall # do if # serve one god and another 6god7 wishes me evil because # do not serve him. 'he old man answered! . every day # ma$e a god. when you are hungry you desire bread and not words. 'he father was beside himself. (nd if. what shall # do.?our words are true. (braham answered! .( fine god. but he does not put his hands to 6the tas$7% it is only necessary that man come to pray to his God and to give him lambs and sheep. 'he old man. answered the old man. 'hen said (braham! ... who made and worshipped false gods. By my gods. father.ather.(ssuredly.. (braham answered! . 1is father said! . .. how is it that. and yet never have # seen that one god has smitten another god. and his God will help him. truly. o one day he said to his father! *. my son.. # would brea$ your head with this a0e! But hold your peace. said the old man. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed.3hy did God say this.(nd so. 'herefore # say to you that all that which you possess God has bestowed it upon you! and so.#t is certain that he will slay me also.or this reason7 there was enmity between them.6. when you have made so many gods. . (braham said! . (braham answered! . . for no god ma$es war upon another god% no. and so war will arise among the gods. "eter answered! .and why-. who has sent me to the 1ouse of #srael. ?es. But tell me. it is not so% for # have heard an old man weeping and saying! *+ my God.ma$er. (nd having said this.9very word of mine is true.#t is certain. and you. that one is of olive.ather. (nd assuredly all men do not serve one god.ather. (nd then at that moment he was ma$ing an idol.+ son. and my father made me. then. abandon them as enemies.. that you cut him as you will. that God helps man to ma$e man. Did not God say to (braham! Go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. if you were a man # could $ill you<. if the gods help to ma$e man. father. what made man-* 'he foolish father answered! *)an 6made man7% for # made you.ool.. .3hen your father and your mother with every other thing is a stumbling bloc$ to you in the service of God. how give they life.Because.(nd if the gods are made of wood. . say that it is not. was the world for some time without men-.. because it is not mine. that little one is of ivory! see how fine it is< Does it not seem as though it were alive. hearing his son spea$ so% the son went on! . mad fellow.* 'hen (braham said! *+ father. why have you not given me children-** 1is father replied! *#t is true. the gift or the giver. said (braham. Jesus replied! . that these are not God. .. . which # sell to others to buy bread. and chased him from the house.
'hereupon. 'he fire blazed up with great fury.'omorrow is the festival of all the gods% therefore we shall go to the great temple and bear a present to my god. (nd you shall choose for yourself a god. (nd he recounted to them all that had passed between him and his son. *2o< God. fell in pieces. who has slain our gods< for this a0e is mine. and therein finds pleasure. 'he disciples laughed over the madness of the old man. and let us slay him who has slain our gods<. when he departed. going forth from the temple. if you were not mad you would not laugh at madness. $now you not that for laughing and moc$ing at others God turned into hideous beasts many men of 9gypt. and recognizing the a0e wherewith (braham had bro$en in pieces the idols. 'hen arrived there the father of (braham.)y God have mercy on us.Come 8uic$ly. o they laid hold on him. having entered into the temple. o be it. (t its feet he placed the a0e.. e0cept the great god Baal.. ee you not that a0e which he has near his feet. who suspected him of having gone to thieve something from the temple.#n the time of )oses. (ccordingly the men collected a great 8uantity of wood..?ou are foolish< hall then a man slay God. and having arrived at the temple. for you shall surely weep 6for it7. but sit where they weep. seen by certain men. 'hen said "hilip! . the priests closed the temple and went away. (braham answered with guile! . and stood amazed at the prudence of (braham. believed that (braham had gone home before him.. his father said to him! . and burned about two thousand men of those who had condemned (braham to death.+ne day. for they. saying! . (braham truly found himself free. and having bound (braham*s hands and feet put him upon the wood. (nd so betimes in the morning they went before every one else to the temple.#t is the great God that has slain them. great Baal. through being old and composed of pieces. mindful of the many discourses of (braham against their gods. Jesus answered! . (braham having come to the age of twelve years. cried out! . (braham. 'hen Jesus said. as the crowd increased (braham hid himself behind an idol in a dar$ part of the temple.. 'hen Jesus said! . how came it to pass that (braham*s father wished to burn his son-. when they saw their gods so bro$en in pieces. and 8uestioned (braham of the reason why he had destroyed their gods. with the priests.Certain it is that he desires no fellows. 1is father.Beware that in anywise you laugh not at any one. they cried out with lamentation! .+ master. + men. But (braham bare beneath his tunic an a0e hidden. commanded the fire that it should not burn (braham his servant.. and put fire underneath. . 'here ran together there about ten thousand men. wherefore he did not stay to see$ him. 'he disciples answered! . amid the ruins which the statues made.'ruly # say to you. being carried by the angel of God near to the house of his father. through his angel.6n this "hapter is "learl% seen ho$ i/proper is laughter in /en& also the pruden"e of . and further. ?ou shall not go where is laughter.braha/.3e laughed over the madness of the old man. for you are of age to have a god. 'hen (braham too$ the a0e and cut off the feet of all the idols..?ou have forgotten the words of the prophet. + my father. because this life passes in miseries.#t has been this traitor of a son of mine.. 'herefore.3illingly. 'hey answered! .. without seeing who carried him% and thus (braham escaped death. 3hereupon. who says! "resent laughter is a herald of weeping to come. (braham answered! . But Jesus reproved them. . who. every li$e loves his li$e. #hapter *3 3hen every one had departed from the temple. Jesus said! .
. 'hen said (braham! . 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! . *(braham. he heard himself called by name. Jesus answered! . and washed himself in the fount. 1e said to him! . + master. (braham answered! . 3hereupon. what must # do to have eternal life-. o be it<. turning round and not seeing any one on any side.. and ma$e whole% # slay.. (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7. and # bring out thereof. the moon.#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! . 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this.)aster. 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred.'here must be a God who has life and power more than man. 1e answered! . hesaid! . and no. how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God. (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree. + (braham.. and your neighbour.. bent his face to earth. 3hen (braham had washed himself. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed.(nd who is my neighbour-. for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men. . :emaining thus in suspense.(braham<. .Do not fear. you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife. .1aving arrived near to the house of his father. he thought that they had been God. with all your heart and your mind. for God wilshes to spea$ to you there. saying! . saying! .'o you be honour and glory.Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him. (braham. 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God. 'hen God spo$e. two other times in a similar manner. for God wishes to spea$ with you. loo$ing round upon the stars. (nd so. Jesus answered! . (nd having said this. he heard himself called by name. But after considering their variableness with their movements. saying! . # say. (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him. since he ma$es man. 'ell us. he said! . saying! . (braham answered! . a feast of our nation . ?ou shall love your God above all things. and there is none other god but me..#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.3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. 'hereupon. and you shall have eternal life. 'hen..# will do everything.. + (braham.one is able to deliver himself out of my hands. for # have chosen you as my servant..1ow is it written in the 2aw-.1ow should # wash myself-. Jesus lifted up his hands.Do the same as this.2ove the 2ord your God.3hat calls me-. #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem. he said!. 'hen said God! .1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<.. and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people. being by himself. the angel said! .(braham<. there came to him a doctor. but rise up. Jesus answered! . # stri$e down. saying! ..?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so. and your neighbour as yourself. . near to the enofegia.. Gabriel. + God.# am sure # heard myself called by name..# am the angel of God.ear not. saying! . 'he tempter answered.. 'he voice answered! . 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me. and the sun. and give life% # lead down to hell.Go to that fount and wash yourself. saying! .3ho calls me-.. 'he angel answered! . where. (braham answered him! . 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! . and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! . and man without God could not ma$e man.# am your God.# am God alone. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth.(braham<.Go up that mountain.3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-. (braham. filled with fear..
and turning to the crowd. and binding up his wounds for him and comforting him. to ma$e prayer over your son. because God. at the si0th hour. seeing the wounded man. and many scribes. and said to them! .which of these was the neighbour-.'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you. and on the road he met his servants. 'he doctor answered! .2ord.Give therefore. the disciples sat down to table without washing their hands. passed on without greeting him. and having entered into his house.. in not washing their hands before they eat bread-. 'he man was departing% and Jesus said! . and # will pay you all. Jesus answered! .(nd # as$ you. #t chanced that there passed 6also7 a amaritan. seeing the wounded man. 'his man on the road was seized by robbers. for the great faith that he has given you. wounded and stripped% whereupon they departed.+ffer and ma$e vows to the 'emple.... a prophet of God.3herefore do not your disciples observe the traditions of our elders. .. and said! .'ell me. Jesus turned himself to the priests..Caesar. . 'hen Jesus said! . even as his angel said to me in my sleep.s.'a$e care of this man. (nd turning to the centurion. 'he man answered! .)aster. without saying a word. waited for him in the house. (nd when he had risen on the morrow. he said! . 'hen Jesus marvelled greatly. for he has more faith than all that # have found in #srael.1ave you any money-.. whose image is it-. his son received his health. saying! . and that which is God*s give it to God. he said! . and anointed them with ointment. (nd ta$ing a penny in his hand.'his penny has an image! tell me. a city rebuilt under a curse. having arrived in the evening at the inn. . my son is sic$% have mercy on my old age<.2ord. and alighted from his horse.. saying! . 'he scribes called Jesus.. 'he centurion went his way. and said! . 'hey said! . 3hereupon.?ou say to the sons of poor fathers! . said Jesus. he gave him into the charge of the host. and he.?ou have answered rightly% therefore go and do you li$ewise.Go in peace. 'herefore said he! .'here is only the God of #srael. #n li$e manner passed a 2evite.1e who showed mercy. for # will speedily return and conduct you to my own home. was moved to compassion. (nd behold there drew near a centurion. Jesus answered! . . said Jesus. he said! .. Jesus came thither with his disciples. and too$ the wounded man and washed his wounds with wine.Jesus answered. 'he man $new that when Jesus said! ..?esterday.. has granted health to your son. 'he centurion answered! . should come to my house.Behold this stranger. lifting up his eyes! . #hapter +1 'hen drew near to Jesus the priests. for what cause have you annulled the precept of God to observe your traditions. Jesus turned round to Judas.'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you<... A3hereupon the man believed in our God. for # will come to your house. #t chanced that a priest passed by that place.None shall eat of my bread that does not worship the God of #srael.(t what hour did the fever leave him-. saying! . the true and living God. sufficient to me is the word that you have spo$en for the healing of my son% for your God has made you lord over every sic$ness. he set him upon his own horse. 'hey answered! . is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar-. who announced to him how his son was healed. he said! .. #hapter +* +ne s$illed in the 2aw invited Jesus to supper.that which is Caesar*s to Caesar. leaving him half dead.. 3hereupon..( man was going down from Jerusalem to go to Jericho. 'he doctor departed in confusion. he bra$e in pieces all his own gods. . to tempt him. 'hen they departed in confusion. who. # am not worthy that you. the heat departed from him.3ait for me. in order to tempt him. (nd having presented four gold pieces to the sic$ man for the host.Be of good cheer.
insomuch that the idol of Baal spread through all the world% and how much does God lament this by the prophet #saiah. said Jesus. for God eats not.% whereby the fathers suffer. you have spo$en much against idolatry as though the people of #srael had idols.# $now well that in #srael today there are not statues of wood% but there are statues of flesh.?ou shall worship. because it deprives a man entirely of faith. or other unclean meats. and so you have done us wrong. (nd when their fathers wish to ta$e money.(ssuredly not. and the covetous has for his image silver and gold. the precept says not .?ou shall love the 2ord your God with all your soul. the glutton and drun$ard has for image his own flesh. for they have annulled my 2aw given to them by my servant )oses. and with all your mind.3hich is the greatest ruin of a house-. . 1ypocrites< you do this to fill your purse. when the father was dead. the sons cry out! . that to eat bread with unclean hands defiles not a man. but that which comes out of the man defiles the man.)aster. that idolatry is the greatest sin. will they not defile my conscience-.or there was a $ing who e0ceedingly loved his father. began to offer to the statue roses and flowers. because that which enters into the man defiles not the man.'ruly # say to you. 9ven so then say # to you.(nd so we are idolaters-. and in a short time the offerings were changed into money and food. and said! . and so li$ewise every other sinner. 'hen said he who had invited him! . does God use this money. #hapter ++ 'hen Jesus said! .#f # shall eat por$. Jesus answered! . #s this true-. 'hereupon. and conse8uently of God% so that he can have no .'ruly all that which a man loves.'ruly this people worships me in vain. said one of the scribes! . by which you will not go. (nd so the fornicator has for his image the harlot. his son for his own consolation. when Jesus with his finger pointed to the foundation. 'ruly # say to you. but will come out of the man. *?ou scribes and doctors lay upon the shoulders of others weights of unbearable weight.)aster. Jesus answered! . +h miserable ones< for to others you show the most clear way... by reason of the benefit they received therefrom.Disobedience will not enter into the man. 'hen said one of the doctors! . from his heart% and therefore will he be defiled when he shall eat forbidden food.#t is true. and no one any account should do him hurt... and therefore you tithe rue and mint. to honour it. that every evil has entered into the world under the prete0t of the elders. in such wise that it is necessary to build it up anew! but if every other part give way it can be repaired.. seeing that all things are in my hands... 1ence the malefactors.(nd they ma$e vows of that little wherewith they ought to support their fathers. and follow the traditions of their elders. immediately the house falls in ruin. (nd he made a decree that every one who approached that statue within a space of fifteen cubits should be safe. 3hich thing from custom was transformed into a law. insomuch that they called it god. and with all your heart. and offer to me your vows% for if # should be hungry # will not as$ aught of you. which is the greatest sin-. 3hereupon. + false scribes. is his god.:ender to me the sacrifice of praise. for which he leaves everything else but that. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . saying! . who made idolatry to enter into the world.place of the city.. 'hen answered all the scribes in wrath! . answered every one. 9very one was silent. 'ruly # say to you. caused to be made an image li$e to his father.#f the foundation give way. as he says by his servant David the prophet! hall # then eat the flesh of bulls and drin$ the blood of sheep. 'ell me. whose name was Baal. and set it up in the mar$et. but you yourselves the while are not willing to move them with one of your fingers. if not the usage of the elders. but .'his money is consecrated to God. and the abundance of paradise is with me. hypocrites.
insomuch that the people gave than$s to God blessing his holy name. strong and &ealous.3hen you are invited..1ow are you fallen from heaven. and come and sit here. and did shine li$e the dawn! truly to earth is fallen your pride<. prayed. (nd li$e "haraoh they hardened their heart! wherefore they sought occasion to slay him. God said. and then said! .(rise. . to whom God has given the sword to destroy ini8uities. 3hereupon Jesus. nor of those which are under the earth% nor of those which are above the water.. nor shall you ma$e it of those things which are above the earth. in order that he who invited you may come and say! . with the miracle he had wrought. . 'hen with fear of God they began to eat. for they perceived that it could not in any wise be assailed. But every other sin leaves to man the hope of obtaining mercy! and therefore # say that idolatry is the greatest sin. remember not to set yourself in the highest place. Jesus gave than$s% and that day it was published through Jerusalem how great things Jesus had said. beyond every other thing.?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.(rise and sit lower down<* which were a shame to you. nor of those which are under the water. . . and he that humbles himself shall be e0alted.or then shall you have great honour! for every one that e0alts himself shall be humbled.spiritual affection. .#n order that you may $now that my words are true. But go and sit in the meanest place. + 2ucifer. (nd having said this. But the scribes and priests. that were the beauty of the angels. . above<. (ll stood amazed at the spea$ing of Jesus. in order that if a greater friend of the host come the host say not to you! . craving mercy of God. but found it not. he would always weep here on earth and account himself most mean. that atan became not reprobate for any other sin than for his pride. *'ruly # say to you. that if a man $new his miseries. having understood that he spo$e against the traditions of the elders.. Jesus said again! . as if it had never had anything wrong with it. +h. when our people had made the calf. terrible &udgment of God upon the idolaters<. 'hen Jesus continued! . were $indled with greater hatred. and you shall see how grave is this sin.or on account of such is God wroth with the princes and $ings of the earth.or # am your God. spea$ing to #srael! . (fterwards said Jesus! .:emember that which God spo$e and which )oses and Joshua wrote in the 2aw. # say. #hapter +'here stood before the door one who had his right hand shrun$en in such fashion that he could not use it. having lift up his heart to God. who will ta$e vengeance for this sin upon the fathers and upon their children even to the fourth generation. :emember how. (nd having eaten somewhat. stretch out your infirm hand< .or no other cause did the first man with his wife weep for a hundred years without ceasing. . 1e stretched it out whole. reproaching him with these words! . *'ruly # say to you. and when they had worshipped it. that it were better to burn a city than to leave an evil custom. man. by commandment of God Joshua and the tribe of 2evi too$ the sword and slew of them one hundred and twenty thousand of those that did not crave mercy of God. 9ven as says the prophet #saiah%..'ruly # say to you. friend.or they $new truly where they had fallen through their pride.#n the name of God.
and he who $noc$s to him it is opened. 1aving said this.five thousand years without doing aught else% atan. # say. you have un&ustly made me hideous. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become. 'hey answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy. for you are 2ord. being indignant. and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them. he instigated the angels. without one of them doing good. no e0ample of fearing.. who was as it were priest and head of the angels. so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly. 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. for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! . + 2ucifer%. we are spirit. give me your heart.. as though there were no God. and recognize me as God..3e repent of having done you any reverence. before his fall. said! . Jesus answered! .God having created a mass of earth. atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem. and that # may prepare his way and man.Depart from me. your creator. (nd the other devils said! ... and he who as$s receives. 'hen said God! .+ 2ord.. with them that were of his mind. and because he always tempts man to do evil. 3hereupon said God. and the )essenger of God.. 'hen said God to the followers of atan! . as God lives.2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth.'ruly # say to you. + you cursed. and having left it for twenty. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%. one day when all the angels were assembled! .:epent you. saying! . albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us. Because atan had. and shall suffer greater torments. and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive. cast down their face to earth in fear. 'hey that loved God bowed themselves.Calf him not 2ord. )any therefore forsoo$ God. 3hereat the holy angels.or he who see$s finds. 'herefore. . because so God wills. and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! . that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. when. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing.. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%. )a$e prayer unceasingly. but # am content thereat. for we have understood that he fell through disobedience. the hypocrites ma$e much . by the great understanding that he possessed. for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust. (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth. 'hen said atan! . because # desire to annul all that you shall do.. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable. for # have no mercy on you. #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels. there is no God.. 3herefore consider that we are spirit.+ my servant.2oo$ you.+ 2ord. and therefore it is not fitting so to do. 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! . but atan.'he fool has said in his heart.+ master. and his followers. lives carelessly without any fear. tell us how atan fell through pride. 'ruly # say to you. lifting their heads.
Consider what you would do if the :oman governor seized you to put you to death. in whose presence my soul stands. A Jesus said! . ?et no less does the man who goes to ma$e prayer and prepares not himself. while than$ing him for all that he has given him'ruly # say to you.2ord.prayer in every part of the city in order to be seen and held for saints by the multitude! but their heart is full of wic$edness. *'ruly # say to you. he would obtain all that he should as$. .(ssuredly none.. no one that brea$s one least precept can be pleasing to God. should with his lips say to you. and that same do you when you go to ma$e prayer. (nd if man does so in order to spea$ with man.. what ought man to do in order to spea$ with God. in sooth. and as$ of him mercy for his sins. have mercy on us. # have not come to destroy it.. that he that goes to ma$e prayer without consideration moc$s God. and forgive us our sins. with these words! . gravest sin. but shall be least in the $ingdom of God. but rather to observe it. whereof he has not repented. and their heart cries out for &ustice. #hapter +7 'he disciples wept at the *words of Jesus and besought him.orgive me..+ 2ord our God. Now who would go to spea$ to 1erod with his bac$ towards him. 'ruly # say to you.3ash you and be clean. and therefore atan has power over them. *Believe me. because with their lips they honour me. as we forgive them that sin against us. (s God lives. hallowed be your holy name. 1e turns his bac$ to God and his face to atan.'ruly # say to you. and as it is done in heaven so be it done in earth% give us the bread for every day. teach us to ma$e prayer.9ven so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say! .. ta$e away your thoughts from my eyes. and before him spea$ well of "ilate the governor. that if man should ma$e prayer to God as is fitting. Now tell me! who would go to spea$ to the :oman governor to 1erod. . to whom pertains glory and honour for ever. . (nd furthermore # say to you. Jesus answered! . but deliver us from evil. :emember . and suffer us not to fall into temptations. #f one. how would you forgive him. saying! . and therefore they do not mean that which they as$. #hapter +3 'hen answered John! .(ssuredly none. that no one will ma$e prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed. 9ven as he says to #saiah the prophet. But # do you to wit that it is necessary to observe that which God says by #saiah the prophet.. but their heart is far from me.Do you thin$ that # have come to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. saying! . (nd let your words be these! . e0cept he first have made up his mind to whom he is going. for he shall have no part there. your will be done always. and what he is going to do. and spea$s well of him. whom he hates to the death. for you are alone our God. that all the water of the sea will not wash him who with his heart loves ini8uities. because God wills not those who honour him with their lips! who in the 'emple as$ 6with7 their lips for mercy. and with their heart love ini8uity and thin$ on fresh sins.or every prophet has observed the 2aw of God and all that God by the other prophets has spo$en..* and with his hands should stri$e you a blow. that one syllable of the 2aw of God cannot be bro$en without the. having in&ured you. #t is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it. as God lives.)aster let us wash ourselves as God commanded by )oses. )oreover # say to you. your $ingdom come in us.'a$e away this people that is ir$some to me. but will burden his soul with sin li$e to idolatry. that very few ma$e true prayer.2ord.or in his heart is the love of ini8uity.
2ord.'here is only one God%. what means the message of these words! . (nd he whom you have seen 6mentioned7 is your son.'here is only one God. 1e set the twain of them as lords of "aradise. (dam besought God. bar$ing.. 'he horses aroused themselves and impetuously set themselves to run over that piece of earth which lay among lilies and roses%.. saw in the air a writing that shone li$e the sun%. and so many other holy prophets. 'hen God gave his soul to man.#t is not well that he should remain alone. for you shall become unclean.(dam. having sprung upon his feet. he announced to them that if that mass of earth should receive a soul there would be for them grievous labour% and that therefore it would be to their advantage to trample that piece of earth in such wise that it should be no more good for anything. and too$ a rib from near his heart. who with his prayer scourged 9gypt. and so he drew near to the gate of paradise where a horrid serpent with legs li$e a camel. + master. :emember Joshua. God created everything that lives. and they fled.. whereof he said! . which Gabriel had ta$en up from the mass% and raised up the dog.3hen God has e0pelled atan.Behold # give to you every fruit to eat.# than$ you. e0cept the apples and the corn.)uhammad is )essenger %of God. eeing the man alone. filling the place with flesh. but sought only God and his honour. # tell you that you are the first man whom # have created.Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world. but we lac$ to $now how man sinned through pride. to whom he said! . who made the sun stand still. 3hereupon (dam opened his mouth and said! . thing.. and. grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands.. opened the :ed ea. amuel. but shall drive you forth. insomuch that # shall not suffer. 3herefore he made him to sleep. while all the holy angels sang! . But those men truly did not see$ their own in their matters. ?ou to remain here. . . that you have deigned to create me% but tell me. and rubbed his eyes. who by prayer obtained all that they as$ed. God said! . *'hen said God! .Be you welcome. who made the fire to rain from heaven. saying! . and said! .3ell have you spo$en.)uhammad is )essenger of God. and the angel Gabriel had purified that mass of earth whereon atan spat. and )uhammad is the )essenger of God. and upon the thumb. #hapter -0 3hen atan had $nowledge of this he became mad with indignation. and you shall suffer great miseries. + 2ord my God. # pray you.)oses the servant of God. 'hen with fatherly affection the first man $issed those words. and nails on his feet 6that7 ... and he adorned the world with all that it has. + God our 2ord.Blessed be your holy name. both of the animals that fly and of them that wal$ and swim.nail of the left it said! . A +f that rib made he 9ve. and gave her to (dam for his wife. 'hen God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing% upon the thumb. 3hereupon God gave spirit to that unclean portion of earth upon which lay the spittle of atan. filled the horses with fear. who. 9li&ah. + my servant (dam. Jesus answered! . which said! . seeing the horses eating grass..nail of the right hand it said! . 1ave there been other men before me-. who shall come into the world many years hence. 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. +ne day atan approached to the gates of paradise.Beware that in no wise you eat of these fruits. who smote with fear the innumerable host of the "hilistines% ... 9lisha raised a dead man.. and there drowned "haraoh and his host. and shall be my )essenger. #hapter +9 'hen said John! .
he put his hand into his throat. and placed atan near 9ve. and when outside cut off his legs! for if he wants to wal$. and so you shall go and stay at your pleasure. and to earth you return. and you shall eat bread by the sweat of your face. But. and said to her! *3hy do you not eat of those apples and corn-* 9ve answered! *+ur God has said to us that 6if we7 eat 6them7 we shall be unclean.* (nd having called the serpent. God called the angel )ichael. 6and7 said! *. and so # ate 6the fruit7.* atan answered! *1e does not spea$ the truth< ?ou must $now that God is wic$ed and envious. 3hen midday was passed.* 'hen the serpent did so. the wife whom you have given me 6urged7 me to eat 6it7 and so # have eaten it.irst drive this wic$ed serpent forth from paradise. her husband. because you shall be e8ual to God. and. wishing to stop the food. unless you have eaten the fruit 6that ma$es you7 unclean. who holds the sword of God.* 'hen God said to the woman! *3hy did you give 6this7 food to your husband-* 9ve answered! * atan deceived me. 9ve answered! *( serpent that stands at the northern gate brought him near to me. stood on guard. and gave the food to your husband. cursed be the earth in your wor$s% it shall bring forth brambles and thorns for you. *?ou are great! therefore. shall abide under the dominion of man. where every man has the mar$.* 'hen 9ve too$ and ate of those 6fruits7.cut li$e a razor on every side. being ashamed. and you shall not remain sub&ect to others but li$e God you shall $now good and evil. and you shall do whatever you please. and called (dam.* (fterwards God called . :emember that you are earth.* *(nd how did that reprobate enter into 6the garden7-* said God. as the food was going down. and when her husband awo$e she told 6him everything7 that atan had said% and he too$ and ate the fruit 6when7 his wife offered them to him. 'he enemy said to him! *2et me to enter into paradise. open your mouth. But if you and your companion do according to my counsel. atan presented himself before the woman li$e a beauteous angel. who shall $eep you as a slave. where are you-* 1e answered! *2ord.* 'hen God said! *(nd who has robbed you of your innocence. which is man< #f you bring me into paradise # will ma$e you so terrible that every one shall flee you. # hid myself from your presence because my wife and # are na$ed. and so we are ashamed to present ourselves before you. and will not be able to abide 6any7 longer in paradise-* (dam answered! *+ 2ord. and # will enter into your belly. #hapter -1 'hen both of them $new that they were na$ed. and suffers no e8uals. they too$ fig leaves and made a clothing for their secret parts. and.* '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 $eep guard over a lump of clay. saying! *(dam. God appeared to them. and he will drive us from paradise.* 'hen the serpent said! *(nd how shall # set you within 6paradise7-* atan said. and so 6when7 you enter into paradise 6you7 shall place me near to those two lumps of clay that are newly wal$ing upon the earth. 6'his is7 why he has said this 6to you7% in order that you may not become e8ual to him. was sleeping. you shall eat of those fruits as 6you eat7 of the other 6fruits7. for (dam. saying! *(nd you who did 6listen7 to atan.* (nd he spo$e to 9ve. but $eeps every one as a slave. he remembered the words of God.* 'hen God said to (dam! *Because you have 6listened to7 your wife and have eaten the fruit. he must trail his body upon the earth. and you shall bear children with travail.
who were both weeping! *Go forth from paradise. But fear not. and lo< there came )oses and 9li&ah% spea$ing with Jesus concerning all that needs must come upon our race and upon the holy city. we will ma$e here three tabernacles.* atan then gave a horrible roar. for there be that are with us and there be that are against us.?ou are foolish. it is good to be here.'ruly # say to you. 'hen Jesus said! .3ho are you... because so have suffered all the prophets and holy one of God..'herefore go not you any more into Jerusalem. 'hen said "eter! . one for you and one for )oses and the other for 9li&ah.. from my presence<* 'hen atan departed. turning around.atan.# am a voice that cries through all Judea. when they saw many who came to find him. (dam.. 'hen said they! .* God hid himself 6from (dam and 9ve7.3ho are you-. said Jesus.No.or # am not worthy to unloose the ties of the hosen or the ratchets of the shoes of the )essenger of God whom you call . and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness. # will that every uncleanness 6from7 them and 6from7 all their children .. reprobate. even as it is written in 9saias%. the other by wishing to ma$e himself e8ual with God. "eter spo$e. and ma$e yourself of more account than the )essiah-. and do penance. 'hey said! . wherefore do you preach new doctrine. 6of which7 they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me . 3eeping. and recounted all to the chiefs of the priests. and the angel )ichael drove them forth from paradise. with him who writes this.. saw written above the gate.ay. #hapter -* 'hen the disciples wept after this discourse. and do not let your hope fail. or any of the ancient prophets-. and Jesus was weeping. cursed one. 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. atan and (dam sinned through pride. Jesus departed and went to the mount 'abor. 3herefore they sent the 2evites and some of the scribes to 8uestion him. and he said to him! *Because you. that you come 8uic$ly and draw us out of misery. for it is necessary that # should suffer many persecutions. and shall bring the words of truth.(re you 9li&ah or Jeremiah. the one by despising man....# am not the )essiah. who came laughing. Jesus answered! . 'here is only one God. . saying! . who was made before me. 'hen."repare you the way for the messenger of the 2ord.. in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth.'he miracles which God wor$s by my hands show that # spea$ that which God wills% nor indeed do # ma$e myself to be accounted as him of whom you spea$. 3hereupon there shone a great light above him. and cries! . or any prophet. 'herefore. .)essiah. and said the truth! . and his garments became white li$e snow and his face glistened as the sun%. (nd having said this. + my son. (nd while he .. that the chiefs and the elders of our people see$ occasion against me. so that his faith shall have no end. have deceived 6(dam and 9ve7 and have made them unclean. my )essenger. 'hey said! . and $now not what you say. Jesus answered! .#f you be not the )essiah nor 9li&ah.. and there ascended with him "eter %and James %and John %his brother. he said! *)ay it be pleasing to God. for the chiefs of the priests too$ counsel among themselves to catch him in his tal$.. 'he 2evites and scribes departed in confusion. and God said to (dam 6and7 9ve. Jesus confessed. saying! . 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! .1e has the devil on his bac$ who recounts all to him. who said! . in order that we may give testimony to those who sent us.2ord.* (nd thus. 'herefore said Jesus to him! . and shall come after me. and )uhammad is )essenger of God. if you will. and said! * ince you will to ma$e me 6continually7 worse. # will ma$e me that which # shall be able<* 'hen said God! *Depart.
'hen said (ndrew! .(nd the )essenger of God when he shall come.+ master.. (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. saying! . nor Joshua. James answered! . 'he disciples answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . because they had not bread. (nd in li$e manner the other disciples besought him.. #hapter -'he disciples said! . saying! .. 3hereupon Jesus said! . and has done this in order that you may believe on my words. for God loves you... #hapter -+ Jesus went down to the eight disciples who were awaiting him below. even so shall your seed do. when he shall come. truly because he is perfect. 1e shall come with power upon the ungodly. save 6from7 Judas #scariot. and they ate ofthe wild fruits.+ master. + (braham%. who believed nothing.+f David. insomuch that he shall ma$e atan confounded% for so promised God to (braham. . #f the )essenger of God whom you call )essiah were son of David..spo$e they were covered with a white cloud.Behold my servant. (nd so their words were not e0tended save to that people to which they were sent. it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. for whom he determined to create the whole. which he has appointed to be his slaves. 3herefore # say to you that God. (nd so. tell us in whom this promise was made% for the Jews say . and shall destroy idolatry. saying thus! God said to my lord. Jesus answered with a groan! .ear not. in whom # am well pleased% hear you him.?ou have told us many things of the )essiah. James answered! .in #saac. for truly # say to you. God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies. (ccordingly Jesus said! . Jesus answered! David..Believe me. not in #saac. sit you on my right hand until # ma$e your enemies your footstool. insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine. that every prophet when he is come has borne to one nation only the mar$ of the mercy of God. God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand. 'he disciples were filled with fear. Jesus went down and raised up his disciples. he created before all things the soul of his )essenger.#t is so written.in #shmael%. how should David call him lord. that the promise was made in #saac. and they heard a voice saying! . seeing that he has satisfaction himself. (nd wherefore is this. in your seed # will bless all the tribes of the earth% and as you have bro$en in pieces the idols. and the #shmaelites say . whose son was he. so save because thus he has willed'ruly # say to you. whence his )essenger should ta$e delight in all his creatures.. willing to wor$. and of what lineage-. But the )essenger of God.9veryone that wor$s wor$s for an end in which he finds satisfaction.Behold... has not need of satisfaction. Jesus seated himself at the foot of the mountain. of whose lineage is David...?ou deceive yourselves% for David in spirit calls him lord. in order that the creatures should find &oy and blessedness in God. that the promise was made in #shmael. and Jacob was father of Judah. and fell with their face upon the earth as dead. therefore of your $indness tell us clearly all.+f #saac% for #saac was father of Jacob. but )oses did not write it. of what lineage will he be-.
man is. ready to do all that which God shall will.'ruly # say to you. (braham answered! *Behold the servant of God. for obtaining this # shall be a great prophet and holy one of God.1e who with his tongue serves God. that # spea$ evil of the hypocrites% therefore if you be hypocrites # spea$ against you.. . 3oe. to the hypocrites. to day have contaminated almost all things. in whose presence # stand. God be with you.'hen said the disciples! .. even he is a hypocrite. Jesus answered! .. the hypocrite is a robber and commits sacrilege. + wretched man< for dying he loses all his reward. /now you who is hypocrite. which he has received from God three times more than he has given to all his creatures.+ master. saying! . who drew near to Jesus. saying! .'ruly # say to you. all the world shall $now how God loves you% but how shall the world $now the love that you bear to God.unstable. for . saying to (braham! .. and come up the mountain to sacrifice him. (nd on the sabbath day he entered into the 'emple%.(ssuredly it is necessary that you do something for love of God. if when #saac was born #shmael was seven years old.but rather our rabbins. the spirit of wisdom and might.'ell us plainly. you shall discover the malice of our scribes and doctors. the spirit of gentleness and patience. . (ccordingly Jesus departed and went up to Jerusalem.. for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel. .(braham. hypocrites and evil. + blessed time.'ruly # say to you. 3oe to the hypocrites< for the praises of this world shall turn for them into insults and torments in hell. that if you consider the words of the angel Gabriel. 'hey answered! . #hapter -0 'hen came the angel Gabriel to Jesus. the spirit of fear and love.(rise.or on this matter says the prophet David! . because their reward is vain. because we $now that you are sent from God. inasmuch as he .Clear is the deception of our doctors! therefore tell us you the truth. the former with false doctrine. it has been said to us that you say evil of us% therefore beware lest some evil befall you."ut not your confidence in princes.'a$e your son. and go to Jerusalem<.# therefore say to you that the )essenger of God is a splendour that shall give gladness to nearly all that God has made.or the angel said! . your firstborn #shmael%. 'hen answered Jesus! . tomorrow he will abuse you. that atan ever see$s to annul the laws of God% and therefore he with his followers. in whom is no salvation% for at death their thoughts perish.. that he who does a good thing in order that men may see him.. when he shall come to the world< Believe me that # have seen him and have done..doers. Jesus said! . but with his heart serves men. your shoelatchet%. the latter with lewd living. which said! . so that he never continues in one stay. 6nor7 in the children of men. (s God lives. the spirit of prudence and temperance. (nd when # saw him my soul was filled with consolation. and so leaves therein every unclean thought and every filthy lust. (nd having said this. o that if today he praises you. then. .! no.. so that scarcely is the truth found. 3hereupon the people ran together to the 'emple with the high priest and priests. tomorrow he will be fain to despoil you. the spirit of &ustice and "iety. and began to teach the people.3ho is a hypocrite. he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy. him reverence. Jesus rendered his than$s to God. and spo$e to him in such wise that we also heard his voice. and may he ma$e me worthy to untie. who do not fear God< 'ruly # say to you. and if today he wills to reward you. before death they find themselves deprived of reward.* 'hen spo$e God.+ )uhammad%. as said Job the prophet of God. even as every prophet has seen him! seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy. forasmuch as his wor$ penetrates not the heart which men cannot see. 1ow is #saac firstborn.
(nd shall # then have bro$en the sabbath day by having given health to a daughter of #srael. and thereupon let it out to husbandman. the men understood how that Jesus. not regarding that the 'emple of God is a house of prayer and not of merchandise. how many are there today that fear the smiting of a straw in another*s eye. 3hereupon. they stoned some and burned some. #hapter -1 (gain spo$e Jesus. because he has not faith. a prophet of .urthermore # say to you. 9very one answered! . what will the lord of the vineyard do to the husbandmen. 'herefore said Jesus! . 'here was a householder who planted a vineyard. because they were not able to seize him and to wor$ their will upon him. and made a hedge for it in order that it should not be trampled down of beasts. and the husbandman are the people of Judah and Jerusalem. (nd when he had said this the chief priests wished to seize him. Jesus answered! . while a beam is ready to cut off their own head< +h. who left his father*s house for love of God. magnifying God. 'ruly # say to you. #hapter -7 Jesus went down. and went to Nain. saying! . . priests and doctors. to whom alone pertains praise and honour for ever. from Jerusalem.urely. 3hereupon. but within is full of corruption and worms.:aise your head. a widow.(ssuredly none.Now tell me.'his man is not sent of God. 'hen the woman raised herself up whole. and that he wills that # announce it. which you convert into a cave of robbers! if you do all to please men.(nd who is there among you who. 'hen Jesus.place. would not pull him out on the sabbath. do the service of God because God has created you and as$s it of you. over whom every one was weeping. and so buy and sell in the 'emple as in a mar$et. and to ma$e prayer for the salvation of others. # spea$ not against you. in the second year of his prophetic ministry. as he drew near to the gate of the city. for you are servants of God% but if you do all for gain. and others they ripped open with a $nife. and his vineyard will he give to other husbandman. But the priests chafed with rage among themselves.# set before you an e0ample. 3oe to you..ma$es use of the 2aw to appear good. (nd having said this. that 6on the outside7 is white. seeing he $eeps not the sabbath% for today he has healed an infirm person. even as their fathers have done against the holy ones of God. + priests. 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<. when Jesus had arrived. (nd in the midst of it he built a press for the wine. he would purify his heart. + woman. he $eeps full of ini8uity. and thieves the honour of God. which. that the hypocrite is as a sepulchre.. forasmuch as if he believed that God sees all and with terrible &udgment would punish wic$edness. how many there are that fear an ant. and not sons of (braham.3oe to you% for God is wroth with you. saying! . which magnified him. he went forth from the 'emple%. (nd this they did many times.#n evil wise will he ma$e them to perish. that the hypocrite has not faith. 'ell me. when the time was come to collect the wine he sent his servants% whom when the husbandman saw. here is $nown your hypocrisy< +h. for God will ta$e away from you the priesthood<. and have put God out of your mind% then cry # against you that you are sons of the devil. in order that these may $now that # spea$ truth. 3hereupon. but rec$ not of an elephant<. seeing a woman who from her birth had remained with her head bent toward the ground./now you not that the vineyard is the 1ouse of #srael. in the name of our God. the citizens were bearing to the sepulchre the only son of his mother. if you be such. and was willing to slay his own son. said! . o then if you. but they feared the common people. 'he chief of the priests cried out.. if on the sabbath his ass or his o0 fell into the ditch. is it not lawful to spea$ on the sabbath day.
+thers said! .. (nd having called Jesus forth. 3hereupon each one was healed. weep not.Brethren. and they well near call me God<. atan did so instigate this manner of spea$ing that he aroused no small sedition among the people of Nain. they rebu$ed now one. whereupon all were filled with fear.Galilee%. saying! . . arose Jesus. 'hen came the angel Gabriel.. saying! . and said! .. 3herefore the God of our fathers cries to us by his prophet David. young man. our father. insomuch that all that you shall grant in the name of God shall be entirely accomplished. that when he should have found a time he would &udge uprightly. so that none has seen him. in the name of God arise up healed<.. you have heard the words spo$en by David the prophet. in which &udgment they fall for no other reason than because they &udge that which is not meet for them.God of #srael. # will &udge uprightly. (nd you see how much we fear our gods. 1ereupon Jesus gave a sigh. but rather his son. 'hen Jesus feared greatly. and opening his mouth he spo$e thus! .'hy will be done. they besought him for the health of them. where says David! 3hen # shall find a time. nor son of God. and that which is meet for them they &udge before the time. his servant% therefore it is not God. was come! and so they set themselves to beseech him for the dead man. by your holy name.God has raised up a great prophet amongst us. he wept. and you ma$e no account of it. he said! . for God has given you power over every infirmity. our country being sub&ect to them for the sins of our forefathers. in the third year of the prophetic ministry of Jesus. 'he discord of Nain was such that some said! .+ Jesus. Jesus went into Capernaum! whereupon the citizens. +n the sabbath Jesus entered into the synagogue. saying! . not even )oses. since to their images we give the best of all we have. + sons of men.'a$e me from the world.. now another. after the reading of the prophets. 'hen. 'hen Jesus laid his hands upon each of them. and he has visited his people. fear not.# say to you. But Jesus did not tarry in Nain. (nd having said this. #hapter -3 (t that time the army of the :omans was in Judea. Now it was the custom of the :omans to call god and to worship him that did any new thing of benefit to the common people.. saying! Justly &udge.3oman.. he drew near to the mother of the dead. (ssuredly if our gods should visit us we would give them all that we have. and placed them in front of the porch of the house where Jesus was lodging with his disciples. #hapter -9 'he scribe that day read the psalm of David. (nd having said this. give health to this sic$ person. and with pity said to her! . for God has not a body to beget anything% but he is a great prophet of God. for the world is mad. # tell you in truth that many &udge. but turned to go into Capernaum.+ne of your gods has visited you.God is invisible. and all the people ran there together to hear him spea$. (nd so did atan instigate that. assembled together all the sic$ fol$ they had. + 2ord.1e is our God who has visited us.. and made sign of silence with his hands. when they $new him. and turning himself to God. that he being a prophet should raise him up% which also his disciples did. (nd so 6some7 of these soldiers finding themselves in Nain. great ruin to our people was li$e to arise therefrom. saying! . 'hen the boy revived. said! . (nd having ta$en the hand of the dead ..% others said! .1e is not God. 2ord God almighty and merciful.
so terrible shall it be. + man. to the sinner who with the &udgment &udges sin worthy and goodness unworthy. (hab &udged 9li&ah. by (aron and )iriam. (ssuredly he shall bear an intolerable punishment when God shall come to &udge the world.orasmuch as none sins without will. how dangerous it is to &udge< oh. because he loved solitude greatly. but rather to serve.'hat one is fair. do you not $now that all men had their origin in the same clay. therefore they were cast out of paradise. sister of )oses. woe to you who spea$ good of the evil. who sold him to the 9gyptians.. who says! . the which were near to their ruin for this. because they lift the sceptre of his &udgment from the hand of God. aul &udged David to be worthy of death.# am witness and &udge. But # warn you that without mercy shall he be &udged who &udges without mercy. and call the evil good. +h.Do you not $now that none is good save God alone. 'herefore are they abominable on the earth before the eyes of God. (nd then. who &udged their brother. how many have perished by their false &udgment< atan &udged man to be more vile than himself% therefore he rebelled against God. that if you &udge others of a fault your own heart has whereof to be &udged. that one is good. tremendous &udgment of God< the &udge perishes. Judge not and you shall not be &udged. . how many have perished through false &udgment. his creator! whereof he is impenitent. Believe me man.. regard no other thing% neither $insfol$ nor friends. But Jesus said! . and &udge not the cause of the orphans and widows. Jesus having finished his speech. 'ruly # say to you. and my honour # will give to none. therefore.*. 'ruly # tell you that these testify of that which they have not seen nor really heard. that the devils shall tremble at the &udgment of such.. ?ou man who are set as a &udge. you that &udge another man. Consider what punishment you shall have. and thus shall you be saved% because # am not come to receive service. bewailing their sins% and they would fain have forsa$en all to go with him. this one is bad. and all the idolatrous princes &udged the prophets. 3oe to them. . 'hree friends of Job %&udged the innocent friend of God. he went out of the synagogue and the city. 'he two elders &udged usanna. +h. Cyrus &udged Daniel to be meat for the lions% and many others.wherefore every man is a liar and a sinner. false &udgment is the father of all sins. if not because 6in7 rashness they falsely &udge the innocent1ow nearly then the good approached to ruin by &udging falsely. +h. which shall be then upon those who &ustify the wic$ed for money. and how many haBve been near to perishing< "haraoh &udged )oses and the people of #srael to be impious. who will pass tremendous &udgment upon them in the last day. 'herefore # say to you.:emain in your homes. who is the author of good. Job. the &udged is saved. for you condemn as a malefactor God. as God lives in whose presence # stand. because it will secure you in the &udgment of God.)iserable therefore are those who set themselves at street corners. and &ustify as good atan.. + man. this one is ugly. which you shall see$ with greatest diligence. 'ruly # say to you. (nd wherefore this. 3oe. and do nothing but &udge all those who pass by. neither honour nor gain. who is the origin of all evil. Nebuchadnezzar the three children who would not worship their lying gods. +ur first parents &udged the speech of atan to be good. who on that account re&ects goodness and chooses sin. #hapter 00 'ell me. saying! . (nd having said thus. as # have $nowledge by spea$ing with him. many forthwith were converted to repentance. and forsa$e sin and serve God with fear. and &udge without having been constituted &udges. and that it is horrible to fall into the &udgment of God. and condemned all their progeny. David &udged )ephibosheth and @riah. 3oe to you. and retired into the desert to pray. but loo$ solely with fear of God to the truth. and none wills that which he does not $now. is shown by the brethren of Joseph.
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.;
'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$en, Jesus shed tears, whereat his disciples wept aloud, and lifted their voices, saying! ;"ardon + 2ord God, and have mercy on your innocent servant.; Jesus answered! ;(men, (men.;
;Before that day shall come,; said Jesus, ;great destruction shall come upon the world, for there shall be war so cruel and pitiless that the father shall slay the son, and the son shall slay the father by reason of the factions of peoples. 3herefore the cities shall be annihilated, and the country shall become desert. uch pestilences shall come that none shall be found to bear the dead to burial, so that they shall be left as food for beasts. 'o those who remain upon the earth God shall send such scarcity that bread shall be valued above gold, and they shall eat all manner of unclean things. + miserable age, in which scarce any one shall be heard to say! ;# have sinned, have mercy on me, + God;% but with horrible voices they shall blaspheme him who is glorious and blessed for ever. (fter this, as that day draws near, for fifteen days, shall come every day a horrible sign over the inhabitants of the earth. 'he first day the sun shall run its course in heaven without light, but blac$ 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-;
'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
and every stro$e is heavy as ten hells. (nd when the )essenger of God has said this. some twenty. 'he angel shall call his followers. who with fear shall go thither. and his )essenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elect. (fter that shall be called to &udgment all the unbelievers and reprobates. and every louse a man shall have borne for love of God shall be turned into pearl. 'hen shall each pass to the right hand of God% ne0t to whom shall sit the )essenger of God. testifying against them% wherefore they shall be condemned by God to infernal flames. deceived by atan. some fifty. because you have given us to your )essenger. and with greatest contumely shall be accused of every creature. and Jesus son of )ary. call them. for in this world are they destitute of worldly cares.. God shall give to his )essenger a boo$. but the boo$ that you gave me said truly that # am your servant% and that boo$ confesses that which your )essenger affirms. #hapter 01 God shall open the boo$ in the hand of his )essenger. .. and the prophets shall sit near him..shirt shall shine li$e the sun.'hey are (dam%. 3herefore every creature shall do reverence to God. and shall therefore be freed from many sins. 'he )essenger of God shall answer! . that # was your son and your fellow.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the first. God shall say! . God shall spea$. and how the same have outraged God and his creatures.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the second.3ho are these three witnesses-..% and David shall say! . saying! . that the hair. shall stri$e some a hundred times. be glory and honour. David%.2ord who are your *witnesses-.place. (nd in the boo$ shall be written the glory of paradise. and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mar$ of the )essenger of God. and they shall in li$e manner be abused and accused. 1e shall stri$e atan. #hapter 07 'hen that miserable one shall come. and the saints shall sit near the prophets. + cursed ones. (nd when they are present God shall say to them! :emember you that which my )essenger affirms-. saying! . )oses%.% and he who spea$s to you shall say! .'o you alone + God. 'he angel Gabriel shall come to the )essenger of God. 'hey shall reply! . who in true poverty shall have served God from the heart. thrice and four times blessed are the poor. + 2ord. (braham. 3herefore the angel )ichael. (nd then shall they descend into the abyss. some five. (nd the prophets every one shall arise. 3herefore God shall call the angel )ichael. (nd God shall reply! . so that all things might praise me by him. in which are written all the names of the elect of God. 'hen every one of them shall answer! .'hat # have made all things for love of him. and the blessed near the saints. who shall stri$e him one hundred thousand times with the sword of God. (nd when he has thus spo$en.Go.3hat thing.'hen shall the angel departs and he shall call the aforesaid witnesses. and he shall be the first to be cast into the abyss. but they shall be . and the angel shall then sound the trumpet. because God shall say to them! . 'ruly # say to you. that no idle lord or thought shall pass unpunished in that tremendous day.2ord the whole world. and shall say! . by commission from God.-. 'hen shall the )essenger of God spea$.(ll that # have now done. +.'hus says the boo$ that you gave me + 2ord. and shall say! . + Gabriel%.God shall answer! . + 2ord-. 'ruly # say to you.'here are with us three witnesses better than we are. some ten... and shall call atan to &udgment. # have done in order that every one should $now how much # love you. and in that day they shall not have to render an account of how they have spent the riches of the world. against whom shall first arise all creatures inferior to man.. #shmael%. 'hen )oses shall say! .1ell is your dwelling. testifying before God how they have served these men.
+ 2ord God.1ave you not heard what David the prophet says. in going. 3ho. ?et my words 6are7 true concerning the sword of the angel )ichael. and he who goes to the deep shall suffer greater punishment. + my disciples. to which dogs and horses and other vile animals shall be reduced. 2ord. though now # weep for pity of man$ind. therefore. John spo$e! . shall see again that earth. how it is possible that the )essenger of God. 3herefore shall they say! . seeing that they are of the same clay as himself. all the angels and prophets. and most of all against those who defile my gospel. 'hen shall God cause to return to earth every living soul inferior to man. therefore.Behold.truly # say to you. 'he one is. But that which they as$ shall not be granted to them. how the &ust shall laugh at the destruction of sinners. their wic$edness. + my friend. we pray you. and shall deride him with these words. truly the &ustice of God is great. and above all the )essenger of God. . 6or7 else you would not have spo$en thus. how great it has been. #t is most &ust. fasts sooner than feasts. that if the world $new his it would choose the hair. 'hen "eter answered! .. ?et has it seven rooms or regions. 'ruly. you do not $now what you say..#s there more than one hell-. Jesus answered! .+ "eter. (s God lives. 'he )essenger of God shall answer!.'he other is. God shall say to his )essenger! .. and today this discourse has made you sad% therefore. and (dam 6shall deride7 all reprobate men! and this shall be because the elect shall rise again so perfect and united to God that they shall not conceive in their minds the small6est7 thought against his &ustice. #hapter 09 1ell is one. for # their creator did employ all created things in their service and in all things have they dishonoured me.+ master. who is full of mercy and pity. 3hen all have been e0amined. you tell me to rest% + "eter. 9ach of them shall demand &ustice. shall cause atan to suffer as though he were in ten hundred thousand hells. and shall demand &ustice.. Jesus replied! . and. our glorious God. and the rest each one according to his wic$edness. through his power and by reason of his &ustice. # your servant before all as$ &ustice against them.shirt sooner than purple. lice sooner than gold. (nd Jesus wept many tears. one deeper than the other.rewarded for their patience and their poverty. should have no pity on reprobates that day. not one of your friends and servants could as$ you to have mercy on them% no. that (braham shall deride his father. saying! # saw the man who put his hope in his strength and his riches. 'hen after he had wept. stones and sand shall cry out against the impious. why say # the elect. and forgot God. and in it the damned shall suffer punishment eternally. or in a hundred or in a thousand% and the omnipotent God.. for he that commits but one sin merits hell. and he that commits two sins merits two hells.#t is true. that # have no mercy on them.+ master. 'herefore in one hell the reprobates shall feel punishment as though they were in ten. with all the elect of God no. . (nd he having said these words. on that day # shall demand &ustice without mercy against those who despise my words. #hapter 03 3hile Jesus was spea$ing the disciples wept bitterly. that spiders and flies. and tomorrow tell us what hell is li$e. he shall send the impious to hell. in whose presence # stand.. cause us also to return to that earth. we desire to $now two things. # say to you. 'ruly # say to you. how is it to be understood that the sword of )ichael is 6as7 heavy as ten hells. rest.
who is blessed for ever. and the profit should be divided in a &ust proportion. 'ruly # say to you. said! A . with their. but everlasting fear< (nd #saiah the prophet. #hapter 11 1aving said this. that if God should place in one balance all the pain which all men have suffered in this world and shall suffer till the Day of Judgment.'ruly. (nd David our father.. which yet shall not temper their flames< 3hat gnashing of teeth and sobbing and weeping< .struc$ at his words.'ruly # say to you. as winter is contrary to summer. + miserable sinners. said! 'here is no order there. the reprobates would without doubt choose the worldly tribulations. that rest in this present life is the poison of piety and the fire which consumes every good wor$. according to the 2aw of God written in the Boo$ of )oses% and then they prayed.None surely% for he would watch and stand prepared to slay the thief. do it without rest.. how loathsome delicate meats. . but each stood terror. for the worldly 6tribulations7 come from the hand of man. (nd then Jesus uttered a lamentable groan. so that they doubled the money. Do you not $now then that atan is as a roaring lion that goes about see$ing whom he may devour. opening his mouth after the evening 6prayer7. saying! . costly raiment. 'herefore. 'heir tongues shall curse all created things. # hate rest above all things. it is better never to have been formed than to suffer such cruel torments. 'he disciples answered! . 1ave you forgotten how olomon. therefore in summer shall he beg. soft couches.. would sleep. (nd what says Job. that if man would act as the merchant he should have no fear in that day. seeing 6Jesus7 sad did not spea$ at all to him that day. burning flames. and their Creator. against the reprobate. and 6the7 concord of sweet song shall seem to them< 1ow sic$ shall raging hunger. #hapter 10 1ell is one. 'here was a man who gave money to his neighbours that they might trade with it. would not this be great pain-. has reproved sloth. 6(nd for this reason7 he said! (ll that your hand can do. says! 'heir flame shall not be 8uenched nor their worm die. with all the prophets.. if he $new that a thief meant to brea$ into his house.'his is a delight 6in comparison7 to hell. of which Job. 'hen Jesus said! . but the others from the hand of devils. because he would be well prepared. and is contrary to paradise. + what cruel fire they shall give to miserable sinners< + what bitter cold.3hat father of a family. but is moc$ed by everyone% tell me. and cold to heat. scorching cinders.or # tell you in truth. the friend of God. weeping said! 'hen lightning and bolts and brimstone and great tempest shall rain upon them. + place accursed by God*s &ustice for the malediction of the faithless and reprobate. But some used the money in the service of the enemy of him who gave them the . (nd some traded well. with his disciples. father and mother. God*s prophet. and cruel torments with bitter weeping ma$e them<.#t is true that he says! 'he idle will not wor$ the soil for fear of the cold. and in the other 6balance7 one single hour of the pain of hell. who are utterly without compassion.or the Jordan has less water than the tears which shall flow from their eyes every moment. (nd the disciples. he who would describe the misery of hell must have seen the paradise of God*s delights. Jesus washed himself. the most innocent friend of God! (s the bird is born to fly. 'ruly # say to you. 'hen Jesus.'he greatest. for imagine a man suffering torments in every part of his body. 'hus he see$s to ma$e man sin. who has no one to show him compassion. man is born to wor$.
they cry with the mouth not with the heart% they abstain from meats. and man the glory of paradise.3hy did you not say! . But let thought. no. many fast and give alms. having called Jonah %the prophet to send him to that city. #f the blessed God who has created this city now sustains it. (s God lives. in whose presence my soul stands. not to his own brother.or those who live well double their money by their e0ample. when the neighbour shall call the debtors to account how shall the matter go. (s God lives. (nd the money is love. God may have praise.1e who would live well should ta$e e0ample from the merchant who loc$s up his shop. and love of God% for so shall you find safety in that day. . and this it is to create. speech. (nd he preaching there. who has given to man all that he has. and thus are condemned by their own tongue. why desire you to destroy it. whose end is abominable before God% because they cleanse the body and not the heart. so that God had mercy on them. he would fain for fear of the people have fled to 'arsus%. (nd then he will punish them according to the 2aw.)ay it please you. 6man7 living well in this world. 'hus then should you do% for in truth your soul is a merchant. is bought and sold by it. 'ruly # say to you. nor would they sell bread to his disciples. with life itself.. seeing their e0ample. that many ma$e ablutions and go to pray. and fill themselves with sins% they give to others things not good for them. even so should he spend all for the love of God. 3herefore said James and John! . seeing that every man has in himself cause for the vengeance of God.(ssuredly he will reward those who traded well. #hapter 1+ (fter certain days Jesus passed near to a city of the amaritans% and they would not let him enter the city. But wic$ed sinners. wherefore God caused him to be cast into the sea. by their lives spent in the service of atan the enemy of God. (nd again the things which he buys he is fain to ma$e a profit% for if he perceives that he will lose thereby he will not sell. that you so spea$. have you created this city with this people.+ madmen that you are.)aster. that people was converted to repentance. spea$ing evil of him. Now tell me. the neighbour is God. blaspheming God and giving offence to others tell me what shall be their punishment-. . many study and preach to others. Jesus answered! . and received by a fish and cast up near to Nineveh.or all creatures united together could not create a single new fly from nothing.?ou $now not by what spirit you are led. and selling guards it day and night with great diligence. A:emember that God determined to destroy Nineveh because he did not find one who feared God in that city% the which was so wic$ed that God. in order that they may be held good% they study that they may $now to spea$. and the body is the shop! wherefore what it receives from outside.#t shall be without measure.. through the senses. not to wor$% they preach to others against that which they do themselves. may it please you that we pray God that he send down fire from heaven upon these people-.. so that. said the disciples.money. but against the others his anger shall vent itself in reproaches. . master. 3oe to them that call for vengeance% for on themselves it shall come. these do not $now God with their hearts% for if they $new him they would love him% and since whatsoever a man has he has received it from God. assuredly no. because sinners. are converted to repentance% wherefore men who live well shall be rewarded with a great reward. who by their sins halve what God has given them. ee then that with your love you do not sell nor buy the small thought by which d wor$ be all for you cannot profit. 'ell me now. that we pray to the 2ord our God that this people may be converted to . #hapter 1* 'hen Jesus said! .
who too$ from him his wife. and said to him! . and every one who praises you. but only struc$ with infirmity. + my disciples. slew him. (ssuredly not a leaf stirs without the will of God. 3herefore if you were of sane mind you would $iss the hand of those who revile you. when you are in tribulation do not thin$ of how much you have borne. are these people your slaves. .Do you want to be made whole-. 9ze$iel. who is your enemy.(ssuredly no% for you are strangers in this land. $nowing this by divine inspiration.or this reason a great number of sic$ persons remained beside the pool. 'hus did (braham %for "haraoh%. he was slain in the 'emple.. (ssuredly this is the proper act of a disciple of mine. ?ou are angry with this city because it would not receive us. (bsalom. 'hus did Jeremiah. eight years sic$ with a grievous infirmity.. (nd the bath was so called because every day the angel of God troubled the water. the angel of God did not slay. (nd Jesus answered! . and threw stones at him. and poor men. is there anyone who would brea$ his head for the sa$e of tearing the cloa$ of his enemy. went up to Jerusalem. in order that he may in&ure the body of his enemy.. 'ell me. praying for their persecutors. with all the friends of God and holy prophets. we have sinned% may God have mercy on us. #saiah. who had been there thirty. 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. + man. accursed of God.2ord. in whose presence my soul stands. David the prophet. and whom therefore.'ell me. do you not $now that himei cursed the servant of God.have you given them this city.let him curse me. had compassion on the sic$ man. 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. with his disciples. + man. 3hat thing is this then that you say-. by decree of the impious $ing. which had five porticoes. 3herefore.(ssuredly your body. . 'he two disciples answered! . nor sell bread to us.. and David. 'ell me. + sinner. + man. what shall be da one to you. #hapter 10 'he "assover drew near. o be it. if the saints and prophets of God have been persecuted and defamed by the world even though they were innocent. 'hus did =echariah when. who will turn this curse into a blessing. But tell me. o Jesus.penitence-. a sinner is of infirm mind when he persecutes a man. so Jesus. (nd Jesus saw there an impotent man. Daniel.Now how can he be of sane mind who separates himself from God. what shouldst you do. and present gifts to those who persecute you and stri$e you much% because. the head of his soul. .3hat is it to you. #hapter 1. + Joab. if a brother were stric$en with frenzy. + 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.or tell me. who are worthy of hell'ell me. and whoever first entered the water after its movement was cured of every $ind of infirmity. (nd he went to the pool called "robatica.Now what said David to those who would fain have $illed himei. 'hus did (bel when his brother Cain. (nd thus it was% for God saw the patience of David and delivered him from the persecution of his own son.have you given them their corn.(s God lives.. for this is the will of God. to pray to God for those who do evil. that you would $ill himei.or have you helped them to reap it.and if they endured all with patience.
nothing is more perilous than speech. not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers. 'hose who saw him cried! . 1e answered! . being confounded. ! and all this shall be because you do not wal$ now in his 2aw. what reward shall God give us in paradise-. your victims are abominable to me. (nd having said this.'he impotent man answered! . o did Goliath bless the "hilistines.# do not $now his name. (nd he turned to his disciples.. and said! . Jesus answered! .#t must have been Jesus the Nazarene. )oreover he said! 'he flesh attracts sin. But God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! :emove from me these your sacrifices.2ord our God. so that those who come to sacrifice believe that God eats coo$ed flesh 6in the manner of7 a man. so that the faith and obedience of our father (braham. you teach well and truly% tell me therefore.Good master. priests and 2evites< because you have corrupted the sacrifice of the 2ord.#t is the abbath day% it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.'ruly # say to you. which they did nott and he shall ta$e from them a heart of stone. #hapter 11 +ne of them came to him. for 6Jesus the Nazarene7 is a holy one of God. . o did four hundred false prophets bless (hab% but false were their praises. even the angels are not faultless in God*s presence. 3herefore not without cause did God say by #saiah the prophet! + )y people. 'hen as$ed they him! . (nd as he says in 9ze$iel the prophet! God shall ma$e a new covenant with his people. with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him. 'hen Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said! .. that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father (braham.*. praising God. even as Job. and suc$s up ini8uity even as a sponge suc$s up water.3ho is he-.#n God*s name. ir. and carried his bed upon his shoulders.. +thers said! . and do not $now that God alone is good. and give them a new heart. 3ith the tongue atan blessed our first parents. (nd Jesus went into the 'emple.Beware of those who bless you... 'hen the impotent man arose. (nd you have the $ey and do not open! rather you bloc$ the road for those who would . *"ic$ up your bed. 1e answered! . Jesus said! . and went to his house praising God. should never be forgotten.or the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spo$e by 1osea the prophet. because they deceive you.No. . scribes and "harisees< 3oe to you. o among themselves they said! . o did the sages of 9gypt bless "haraoh.or so said olomon! 2ife and death are in the power of the tongue.1e that made 6me7 whole said to me.. those that bless you deceive you. #hapter 17 . and a great multitude drew near to him to hear his words 6for which reason7 the priests were consumed with envy. 3oe to you. but the outcome of his words was miserable. so that the praised one perished with the praisers. said! ( child of a day old is not clean% yes. God of our fathers. the friend of God. (nd Jesus said! . for he causes the sabbath to be bro$en. saying! # will call chosen the people not chosen. be whole% rise and ta$e up your bed. have mercy upon this impotent man. and do not eat it all. whereas he who has done this thing is a wic$ed man. when the angel troubles the waters # do not have anyone to put me into it. and go your way to your home. 'he priest was silent. but while # am coming 6to the water7 another steps down before me and enters. saying! ..or you say to them! *Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the 'emple of your God. brother. . 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.?ou call me good.
the hireling when he sees the wolf leaves the sheep and flees.3hat will God give me-. #hapter 13 ?ou as$ me to tell you what God will give us in paradise. 'hen Jesus said! . but you desire not to go forth to war! you desire fair clothing li$e women.. if the God of our fathers were your God you would not have thought of saying! . and you desire not to cultivate the 9arth% you desire the fishes of the sea. in whose presence # stand. but you desire not to spin and nurture children% you desire the fruits of the field. (s God lives. and you high.. .But how does #srael bear himself. and to this end am # sent to you. but truth. saying! . and caused his vassals to rebel against him. and gave him therefore to his servants Joseph. he was wont to say! . but for fear of the common people they spo$e not a word. 'he priest was departing to report everything to the high priest. )oses and (aron. for # will answer your 8uestion. + priests. + priests< (nd how do you dishonour God with your manner of life< (nd now you as$ me! . so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage. and cruelly punished him. what did he do to so impious a man-. but they have despised me.. ?ou desire horses li$e $nights. # proclaim to you what God has said to you by his prophet #saiah! . 'ruly # say to you that those who thin$ of the wages do not love the master. prepares to defend them% contrariwise. Now assuredly this $ing was most merciful% but the man beat the slaves. But you would have said. 3hat then shall . who found #srael in this world full of miseries. you will not receive adulation from me. 'he priests were consumed with rage at this speech. and made him his heir. ma$ing him heir of all that 6land7 wherein our people dwells. Now when the $ing heard this.priest that hear my voice. #hapter 19 (s God lives. (nd Jesus continued. and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him. when he sees the wolf coming.+ doctors. ?ou ought to have as$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. spo$e evil of the $ing.1ow many prophets has he slain% how many prophecies has he contaminated% how has he violated the 2aw of God! how many for that cause have departed from God and gone to serve idols. despised the medicines.+ priests. through your offence. who had wounded him to death. (nd he had compassion on him. (nd our God conceived such love for him that for the sa$e of the people of #srael he smote 9gypt. and discomfited an hundred and twenty $ings of the Canaanites and )adianites% he gave him his laws. who tended him. and harden not your heart.. but you desire not to serve God in truth. but Jesus said! . . and this they did with all diligence. but you desire not the burden of the republic% and you desire tithes and first fruits as priests. (nd the $ing conceived a great love for the sic$ man. 'hey all replied! .. and "harisees. for the $ing deprived him of all. but you desire not to go a fishing% you desire honour as citizens. 'here was a $ing who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves%. (nd when the $ing re8uired any service. abused his wife. who stood near the sanctuary.wal$ in it. as did David his prophet! 3hat shall # give to God for all that he has given to me. and scribes.3hat will the $ing give me as reward-.# have nourished slaves and e0alted them. drowned "haraoh. repent and turn to God even as our fathers did after sinning. 3herefore # say to you.3hat will God give us in paradise-.# will spea$ to you by a parable that you may understand. tell me. in whose presence # stand.3oe to him. + scribes. tay. ( shepherd who has a floc$ of sheep.'he $ing is our God. + "harisees.
. o be it. + blessed 2ord our God. 'hen was Jesus angry.Begone and depart from me. have mercy on this sic$ man and give him health. (fterwards Jesus departed and went into Galilee. nor to 9li&ah whom he so loved.'ruly # say to you that God will give you a place where you will have every evil without any good. #hapter 71 . there was brought to him a demoniac who could not spea$ nor see.(nd you% what say you that # am-. nor to any prophet. how shall God have li$eness to man. from the man. saying! . depart.(nd if your sons cast out atan with the scripture that olomon the prophet gave them.9very $ingdom divided against itself destroys itself. ome say that you are 9li&ah. son of God. (s God lives. and saw with his eyes. and saying! . evil one. 'he spirit departed and the dumb man spo$e. Jesus besought God for "eter. (nd the common people magnified him. 3hereupon Jesus. Jesus answered! . he as$ed his disciples.. the eleven and "eter weeping. and others one of the old prophets.?ou are Christ.. and house falls upon house. atan be cast out.#n the power of Beelzebub..3oe to you if you believe this. so be it. who was come to visit his people.2ord God of our fathers.. 3hereupon. (nd having said this Jesus went out of the 'emple.But $now you not that God has created all things of nothing with one single word. for they brought all the sic$ fol$ whom they could gather together. saying that Jesus was the God of #srael. and all men have had their origin out of a piece of clay. he casts out the demons.God do with you. how shall his $ingdom stand. others Jeremiah. the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people. 3hereupon every one was filled with fear. #hapter 70 Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the "assover.#n the power of the name of God our 2ord.Now. and Jesus having made prayer gave to all their health! whereupon on that day in Jerusalem the :oman soldiery. 'hey said! . in order that this people may $now that you have sent me.. (nd having said this. # have spo$en foolishly% beseech God that he pardon me. saying! .3hat do men say of me-.3oe to those who suffer themselves to be deceived of atan<. (nd he was fain to cast away "eter% whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him.. saying! . 'hen Jesus said! . (nd having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart. prince of the demons. but again rebu$ed him saying! .#f our God willed not to show himself to )oses his servant.. "eter answered! . raised his eyes to heaven and said! . because you are the devil and see$ to cause me offences (nd he threatened the eleven. by the wor$ing of atan. (nd when Jesus had said this. #f in the power of atan. will you thin$ that God should show himself to this faithless generation. but the scribes said! .Beware that never again you say such words. seeing you desire here every good without any evil. seeing their faith. 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. saying! . for # have won from God a great curse against those who believe this. $nowing the reprobation. and with anger rebu$ed him. began to stir up the common people. in order that this vain opinion which the common fol$ began to hold concerning him might be e0tinguished.2ord. and was deprived of hearing. who cast him not away. "eter wept and said! .. they testify that # cast out atan in the power of God. because God would reprobate you<. 'hen Jesus said! . and entered into the borders of Caesarea "hilippi.
2et not your heart be troubled.... 3hereupon with diligence sought they the sic$ and brought them to him. (nd this he said of Judas.. 3hereupon Jesus went out to them. brother.'ruly # say to you that atan desires to sift you as wheat% but # have besought God for you. and reported to them all that Jesus spo$e. and when he shall be grown up he shall ta$e her in his hands. insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. but will come some years after you..+ master. rise up healed<.+ master.God has visited us by his prophet. (nd so great was the multitude that a certain rich man. # say to this sic$ man! . and glorified God. tell me.. and.ear not.(nd who is this who forgives sins-. 3herefore. and there shall not perish of you save he that lays snares for me. and # shall be $nown to be true% and he will e0ecute vengeance against those who shall say that # am more than man. because the angel Gabriel said to him how that Judas had hand with the priests. had himself carried up to the roof of the house in which Jesus was.2ord God of hosts. 'hereupon they magnified God. Jesus answered! .. and they all received their health. (nd when Jesus had said this the sic$ man rose up healed.. who is he that should betray you-. and shall be by him manifested to the world. that you may $now the truth. 'ruly # say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood. having lifted up his hands. and a great prophet has God sent to us. who spared not the cities which they burnt. Jesus answered. neither be you fearful! for # have not created you. who shall bring salvation to the world. who shall ta$e my words and contaminate my gospel. that we may $now him. when my gospel shall be annulled. 9very one was offended hearing this. the servant of God. it was spread through all the region of Galilee how that Jesus the prophet was come to Nazareth. had himself let down by sheets in front of Jesus. that never will die% having mercy upon them<. but God alone forgives.(men. wherefore will you forsa$e us. but soon will be wic$ed one reveal himself. saying! .)aster tell us some sign. over whose head will rest a white cloud. for many false prophets shall come.1e will not come in your time.Jesus having arrived in his own country. Jesus stood for a moment in hesitation. Jesus answered! . # am now come to the world to prepare the way for the )essenger of God. not being able to get himself carried through the door. the living God. # am not able to forgive sins. But beware that you be not deceived. and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth. for many more were slain by )oses. 'hen wept the apostles. but God our creator who has created you will protect you. Jesus laid his hands upon the sic$ fol$. saying! . 'hen said (ndrew! . (nd this having been said. (nd it re&oices me because that through him our God shall be $nown and glorified. and # am sure that God has heard my prayer. nor is any man. because # shall depart from the world. #hapter 7* (t night Jesus spo$e in secret with his disciples. and they said! . saying! .. saying! . beseeching him that he would touch them with his hands. said! . and slew the children% for to an old wound . the holy God. whereby he shall be $nown of one elect of God. the true God.#t is much better that we should die than be forsa$en of you<. 3hereupon every one answered! .(s God lives. 2et the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters. this is not the hour for you to $now him. and so he will send his )essenger. 'hen the common people besought Jesus that he would beseech God for the sic$ who stood outside. and then he said! . and having caused the roof to be uncovered. 1e shall come with great power against the ungodly.+ Barnabas.#n the name of the God of our fathers. the God of (braham and his sons. 3ith tears drew near to Jesus he who writes this saying! . But as servant of God # can beseech him for the sins of others! and so # have besought him for this sic$ man. sic$ of the palsy.. for your sins are forgiven you. (t that time God will have mercy on the world. and Joshua. (s for me. 'hen Jesus said! .
but for them that shall believe the gospel. our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us. that he sin not against God his creator. 'ell me.# give to you understanding.But # say to you.?ou.+ master. 'he first is when he tempts by himself.Can a mother forget the child of her womb. Now tell me. atan does 6the same7. if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell. #hapter 7+ . (s God lives. with thoughts. Now tell me.God shall give his angels charge over you. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man. Jesus answered! . when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep.'ruly # say to you. # will not forget you. which is God*s dwelling. as says David his prophet! . .But what shall # say..urthermore. 'ruly # say to you.urely not.. 6said7! # will dwell in them.one applies fire. so that they shall not come near you.. but passes into the heart. as )oses his servant. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water. . who shall $eep your ways.(ssuredly yes.1e has said by #saiah! ... #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear. 'hen how much less . that are come to fear the 2ord.Nevertheless. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast. and ten thousand on your right hand. as says the prophet olomon. e0amining his thoughts. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared. how 6did7 atan sin. having for guard the angels and for protection the living God. 'ruly # say to you. all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed.(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say. my son. 'he second is when he tempts with words and deeds by means of his servants% the third is when he tempts with false doctrine% the fourth is when he tempts with false visions. because God has heard my prayer. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. not only for us. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes.. enter there or place his goods in it. truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come. it is necessary. who shall fear atan.#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one. Not without cause. so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble.'ell me. John answered! . that when she forget. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw. for he will be against you as a dog that is chained. . (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah.#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man. then. saying! . tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man. that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all. prepare your soul for temptations. in whose presence my soul stands. '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$e other men. would you let "ilate.1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets. Now how cautious ought men to be. that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money. ( thousand shall fall on your left hand. . his enemy. for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin. our father David says. that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you. 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. $eep your heart-.. that . 3ith all your $eeping. and shall reprove him who use the world amiss. But fear not you...
the first said! . 'here was a man who had three vineyards.. or place his thoughts 6in your heart7. in order that we may not <fall into temptation-. and found many strangers who were standing in idleness. what ought we to do to thin$ little. 3hereupon the enemy will bring there impious thoughts against your neighbour.+ master. 'o them he spo$e. 1e turns it over much in his hand. which is his dwelling.place to find idle ones who are doing nothing. 'he second taught the third how the vines ought to be cultivated% and he most e0cellently hear$ened to his words% and he cultivated his. 'he first is to e0ercise yourselves much. how is the e0amination of a thought li$e to 6that of7 a coin-. that one who pays ill% for he gives labour..'he good silver in the thought is piety.# tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who paid ill.ought you let atan enter into your heart.. to corrupt the flesh% 6thoughts7 of earthly love to corrupt the love of God. whether the silver is good or false. 3hen the time was come for paying the rent to the lord of the vineyard. and the second is to tal$ little! for idleness is a sin$ wherein is gathered every unclean thought. +ur God has given you your heart to $eep. #t is. do you dwell alone in the world. but also that the soul be occupied with prayer. said! *# will go to the mar$et. . and led them to his vineyard. Jesus answered! .+ fool. But the second left his vineyard uncultivated. #hapter 70 'hen said James! . # $now not how your vineyard ought to be cultivated! therefore # have not received any fruit this year. because every impious thought comes of the devil. 6how7 the ban$er considers 6his7 money. But truly none that $new him and had wor$ for his hands went thither. as he told him. +bserve. 3hereupon he. therefore. now. and goes in search of labourers. spending his time solely in tal$ing.or it needs never to cease from prayer. #t is not in any wise enough for any one to $now evil in order to escape it. for without doubt your servants are more prudent than the servants of God.+ master. mad world< 1ow prudent you are in your business% in the last day you will reprove and &udge the servants of God of negligence and carelessness.2ord.No one. that you has not as$ed counsel of my second vinedresser. which he let out to three husbandman. Because the first $new not how to cultivate the vineyard the vineyard brought forth only leaves.* 'his man went forth from his house. 1e is atan.. and too much tal$ing is a sponge which pic$s up ini8uities. but it behoves to wor$ at good in order to overcome it. #hapter 71 # tell you for an e0ample.Certain it is that you shall pay me. therefore. and had no money. Jesus answered! . but much more those who do not $now him. and will therefore come to till my vines. and man receives for it the eternal fires in his service. li$e a wic$ed man. 'he right image is the e0ample of the holy ones and prophets.. and whether it is of due weight. (h. 6thoughts7 conformed to the world. wherefore none that $new him would go to till his fields. 61e considers7 whether the image of Caesar is right. Bartholomew answered! . necessary not only your wor$ing should hold the body occupied. who $nows well how to cultivate the land. .'wo things are necessary for you. 3herefore he has gone forth from paradise. who is he who e0amines a thought as the ban$er a silver coin. . 'ell me. which we ought to follow% and the weight of the thought is the love of God by which all ought to be done. 'he lord answered! . insomuch that the vineyard of the third bore much. (ssuredly he sets to his labours those who stand in idleness whoever they be.
wherefore there is owing to you a great reward<. now has our God given us the 2aw for $nowing or for wor$ing. is li$e to him who should use the gifts as instruments to slay the giver. 'he second came.. that if he had put into practice his own words. that with your understanding $now heaven.+ mad beyond all madmen are you. to whom the lord said! .'ruly # say to you. taught you perfectly to cultivate the vineyard which # let out to you. to be a thousand times despised and abhorred< since our God by his holy prophets has ever willed to grant it to $now the way to go to his country and his rest! but you. so # cannot pay you. that on the day of &udgment many shall say to God! . but rather to see the good road. employs it for evil. . (nd having called his servants he had him beaten without any mercy. 'ell me. (nd how shall your vineyard of your vinedresser bear fruit. assuredly. which is worse.(nd so you have wrought a great wor$ in not cutting away the wood and levelling the vineyard. because it desires not to see its own ugly face. 'hen Jesus said! .. and with your affection desire the world% with your understanding $now the delights of paradise..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.Begone. that leaves the sword and carries the scabbard to fight< Now. . said Jesus.3hen you preached to others.ure it is. would not he be mad-. not only to see the light. Brave soldier.2ord. 1ow then can it be that the vineyard # let out to him should not have borne fruit.(s God lives. we have preached and taught by your 2aw.. which is worse.. but he needs must sweat a shirt every day who wills to ma$e it bring forth its fruit.. 6while7 # who cannot tal$ so much have given you the rent for two years. + man. for # will not that you wor$ longer at my vineyard% it is enough for you that # give you your debt.2ord.(ssuredly. seeing it is all one soil. and said with scorn to the vinedresser. + wor$ers of ini8uity.. since you $now well how to prune the vines. 'he third answered! .. with your own tongue you condemned yourselves. the vines are not cultivated by tal$ing only.. and not only wor$s not well. not only wiliest not to go.?ou said to me that this man. saying! . . #hapter 77 'ruly # say to you. and with your hands choose earth% with your understanding $now God. and with your wor$s choose the miseries of hell. (gainst them even the stones shall cry out. the vineyard that # let out to you must needs have borne much fruit.'ell me... + lord. . if one were sitting at table and with his eyes beheld delicate meats. 3hereupon the lord called the third and with wonder said! . saying! . 'he lord was wroth. said the disciples. he would have given you the rent of the vineyard for five years. and never was willing to set him free for prayers of his friends. wic$ed one. o does the ungodly who wor$s ill% for he hates the light lest his evil wor$s should be $nown. + lord. that all $nowledge has for end that wisdom which wor$s all it $nows. your vineyard is bac$ward because # have not pruned the wood nor wor$ed up the soil% but the vineyard has not borne fruit. have despised the light< 'rue is the proverb of the camel. . to whom # let out the second vineyard.?es. but. 'he second answered! . But he who receives wisdom. but with his hands should choose unclean things and eat those.3elcome. $now you not that he who wal$s by night desires light. but. my vinedresser< 3here are the fruits that you owe me.(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. #hapter 73 . in order that he may pass safely to the inn+ miserable world. if he does nothing but waste the time in tal$ing. that it li$es not clear water to drin$.+ lord. (nd then he put him into prison under the $eeping of a cruel servant who beat him every day.
then. unhappy he who despises wisdom. God will show him and give him his 2aw with mercy. truly. 'ruly # say to you. (nd so. # tell you that if there shall live in those regions any man who lives as his heart shall show him. as are the nations. yet is it not e0tinguished.+ master. it is a good thing to leave learning aside. for 6the writing7 is to you for a prophet. surely. (nd of the 2aw says God! ee that my precept be before your eyes. and when you sit down. you may now $now. and the soul without understanding. 'ruly. and they shall teach you.'ruly # say to you.+ master. . 9ven so.'heir doctrine is written down. we $now that Job learned not from a master. 3herefore at death. but rather will he love him more than those to whom he has given the 2aw. if not sooner.. 'hen said (ndrew! . /now you not that it is a precept of God to learn. shall he perhaps despise him. . 3hereupon this man said! .No. for they have clear the light to teach the way to go to paradise. nor (braham% nevertheless they became holy ones and prophets. (ccordingly it is necessary that a man be taught of the prophets of God. but yet 6had compassion on the fall of (dam%. #hapter 79 James answered! . "erhaps you thin$ that God has given the 2aw for love of the 2aw.. then is it good not to $now. (nd let this suffice you to $now the unhappy condition of him who $nows good and does evil.or thus says God! (s$ of your elders..... such a man shall not be forsa$en of the mercy of God.(nd how shall the prophets teach us if they are dead% and how shall he be taught who has not $nowledge of the prophets-. but rather has God given his 2aw in order that man might wor$ good for love of God. 3herefore.'ruly # say to you. by serving God well! &ust as it is necessary that he who has his eyes diseased should be guided and helped. Now $now you not that the prophets of God are in the house of God*s grace and mercy. wheresoever they be. and at all times meditate thereon.Now how does this plant here bear these so delicate fruits(ssuredly # will not that it be cut down and put on the fire with the rest. James answered! . as he was wal$ing out one day through such desert land. but despises also God who has sent the prophet. Jesus answered! .. so as not to fall into such condition. (nd so if God shall find a man who for love of him wor$s good. (nd having called his servants he made them dig it up and set it in his garden. # tell you. that he who is of the bridegroom*s house does not need to be invited to the marriage. though they have lost God and serve false and lying gods. and so have the 2aw of God manifest in them! as David our father says on this matter! 'he 2aw of his God is in his heart% therefore his path shall not be digged up. he found among such unfruitful plants a plant that had delicate fruits.. our country. 'ruly # say to you that our God in creating man not only created him righteous. that our God shall preserve from the flames of hell those who wor$ righteousness%. But concerning such as $now not the prophet. and giving to his neighbour that which he would receive from others. Jesus answered! .(ssuredly this is not true. even if this light be dar$ened after sin. +h. that God had not compassion on the fall of atan. man without eyes. 3hether.or every nation has this desire to serve God. Jesus answered! .#f the world is good without the sun. for he is sure to lose eternal life. and when you wal$. # say to you that he who despises the prophecy despises not only the prophet. but inserted in his heart a light that should show to him that it is fitting to serve God. not doing to others that which he would not receive from others. because he dwells in the house where the marriage is held% but they that are far from the house. it is good not to learn. so that it ought to be studied. that bread is not so good for the temporal life as is learning for the eternal life. # tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who had great possessions% and in his territory he had desert land that only bore unfruitful things.
but in learning how to wor$ well.. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . (zarias. # pray! the 1ebrews ma$e prayer on mount ion in the 'emple built . if you $new who he is that as$s you for drin$. as$ drin$ of me which am a amaritan woman-. 'he woman answered! . how writes )oses.(nd at the time of the flood. 2ot abode among the most wic$ed men on earth. hereby perceive # that you are a prophet% therefore tell me. +ur father (braham had a father without faith.2ord.. that man ought to spend all the time of his life not in learning how to spea$ or to read.'hey have not despised you.Give me to drin$. #hapter 31 'ell me. and not to say! *3hy says he thus.+ 2ord. 'hen said the woman! . perhaps you would have as$ed of him for drin$. and the well is deep-.'ell me. ma$ing no difference between Jew.+ woman.'ell me.Now how should you give me to drin$. wherewith he made all things. where dwelt Job but in @z among idolaters. being an 1ebrew. nor rope. for you have had five husbands. but they have despised me. 'he woman said! . whoever drin$s of the water of this well. give me of this your water. because where God has sent the prophet it is necessary entirely to deny your own &udgment and to follow the prophet. even as the fire burns dry things and converts them into fire. (s God lives. lo.. (nd so he sat himself down by the well. are you not ashamed that you.3hy does he thus forbid and command-* But say! *'hus God wills. 3hereupon Jesus being wearied with the &ourney.. 1e says! . seeing you have no vessel to draw the water. but whosoever drin$s of the water that # give has thirst no more% but to them that have thirst give they to drin$. ma$ing no difference between olive and cypress and palm% even so our God has mercy on every one that wor$s righteously. whereby he offers you eternal life. upon the stone of the well.. and to both of you # will give to drin$.#hapter 30 ..'he disciples trembled hearing this. Jesus arrived near the well which Jacob made and gave to Joseph his son. and )isael. Now tell me.Now. 'ruly # say to you. it is a greater sin to forget the word of God. were ta$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. But let not your heart stop there. and he whom you now have is not your husband. sent his disciples to the city to buy food. Daniel as a child.* Now what said God to )oses when #srael despised )oses. insomuch that they come to eternal life. for so has said to me the holy angel of God... 9arly on the morning of a certain day. or #shmaelite. Jesus answered! . Jesus says to the woman! . who is blessed for evermore.(s God lives.3ell have you said the truth. for they $new that God slew @zzah for having wrongly touched the ar$ of God. (nd. and said! . and studies not but forgets the service of God who has made all things. with (nanias. who is that servant of 1erod who would not study to please him by serving him with all diligence.. (nd having said this Jesus made prayer% and after the prayer he said! . (nd they said! . 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.Go call your husband. Jesus answered! ..# have no husband.)ost grievous would be such a sin.. for he made and worshipped false idols. thirst comes to him again. cythian.3oe to the world that studies only to please a body that is clay and dung. 'he woman answered! .Noah truly found grace before God.+ woman. 'hen Jesus said! . a woman of amaria comes to the well to draw water.'omorrow we needs must pass into amaria%. Gree$. + James.. 'hus God commands. 'he woman was confounded hearing this.
?ou $now not that the true food is to do the will of God% because it is not bread that sustains man and gives him life.. 'he woman answered! . 3hereupon.+ 2ord. Jesus answered! . 'hen the disciples stood amazed. and said! . + woman...or the promise of God was made in Jerusalem. (nd our people worship on these mountains. Jesus said! . have been forty days and forty nights% without any food. A he answered! . come and eat. saying! . saying! .1as there been any one here. in the 'emple of olomon. for you glory.?es. # say to you. #hapter 3+ 3hilst the woman was tal$ing with Jesus came his disciples. (nd lifting up his eyes. and marvelled that Jesus was spea$ing so with a woman. and mercy received. (nd turning to the woman he said! . (nd then through all the world will God be worshipped.2oo$ now. and not elsewhere. and say that there and nowhere else 6men7 find grace and mercy of God.. (nd so for this reason the holy angels eat not. the 'emple of the 2ord.. 3ho are the true worshippers-. but we 1ebrews worship that which we $now. and live as though there were no God% given over wholly to the pleasures and gains of the world% for this woman in the day of &udgment shall condemn you to hell% for this woman see$s to $now how to find grace and mercy before God.# must eat other food. 2ord. ?et no one said to him! . o far as # see. sent of God to all the world% for whom God has made the world./now you.3e loo$ for the )essiah% when he comes he will teach us.. 'hen Jesus re&oiced. a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city. . Jesus answered! . who might have brought food to the master-. (nd they 8uestioned him who writes this %. you amaritans worship that which you $now not. 'hen said the disciples one to another! . Jesus answered! .)aster. (nd thus we. but live nourished only by the will of God. shall by the )essiah be reduced to every year in every place. that the )essiah must come-.. (nd God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy. which now comes every hundred years. that God is spirit and truth. Judea.. but rather the word of God. But believe me.+ woman.. and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth. when the woman was departed. woman. and so in spirit and in truth must he be worshipped. how the mountain is white with corn% truly # say to . 'ruly. 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 $now the coming of the )essiah%. + Barnabas.# am indeed sent to the 1ouse of #srael as a prophet of salvation% but after me shall come the )essiah... insomuch that the year of &ubilee. )oses and 9li&ah and yet another. who brought this empty vessel to fill it with water. awaiting the issue of the words of Jesus. 'he disciples answered! . perhaps you are the )essiah. #hapter 3* 'hen Jesus gave a sigh and wept.. Jesus said! . and say that only on the mountains of amaria ought worship to be made. 'he woman said! . by his will.3oe to you. 'hen the woman left her waterpot and ran to the city to announce all that she had heard from Jesus..1ow far off is the harvest%-. they said! ."erhaps some wayfarer has spo$en with Jesus and has gone to find him food.'here has not been here any other than the woman whom you saw. saying! . 'hen answered he who writes! . 3hereupon Jesus said! .3hy spea$ you thus with a amaritan woman%-.'he 'emple of the 2ord.by olomon in Jerusalem.'hree months. .
that today there is a great harvest %to be reaped. )essenger of God. 1ave mercy on us. 3hen they were come thither they besought Jesus to abide with them% and he entered into the city and abode there two days. assuredly% but you would be comforted at seeing your friend in favour with the $ing. and finish the prayer. that has not had beginning. 'hen Jesus said! . he is a good servant of the evil.?es. (s God lives.or the woman having entered into the city had moved all the city. Jesus said! .2et us give than$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.#t is most true. when you wash yourselves for prayer. to spea$ of worldly things. for every worldly word becomes dung of the devil upon the soul of him that spea$s. But what do you when you are ma$ing prayer.. .'his night shall be in the time of the )essiah. the &ubilee every year that now comes every hundred years.#f he shall be offended.But what if he shall be offended and go his way. 'he disciples re&oiced greatly at hearing this. 'he disciples answered! .. what shall we do if when we are ma$ing prayer a friend shall come to spea$ to us-.'a$e care not to do so.. and while praying have mingled with their prayer worldly business. assuredly.. Bartholomew said%! . teach us some precepts this night.+ master. that every one when he prays spea$s with God. if you went to spea$ with a stable boy of 1erod%.#s it right that your friend should for this cause be offended.you. because you have more reverence for God than for him. uffer him to wait.# confess you our God alone. healing all the sic$. . so as not to corrupt the good wor$. 'ell me. that God should be forsa$en for man.. who is blessed for evermore. because he spo$e with vehemence of spirit% and they said! . nor shall ever have end% for by your mercy gave you to all things their beginning.. and therefore each time let us say! . believe me he will not be a friend of yours nor a believer. bowing our head a hundred times. 3ould you be willing then.. A'hen said the citizens to the woman! . whereupon they have become at that time abominable in the sight of God. and by your &ustice you shall give to all an end% that has no li$eness among men. mighty and merciful. #hapter 31aving made the prayer.)aster.. would you be offended if he made you to wait-* No. but rather an unbeliever and a companion of atan. 2ord. when he see that we spea$ not with him-. because in your infinite goodness you are not sub&ect to motion nor to any accident. doing reverence to our God. and he said to them! .3e believe more in his words and miracles than we do in what you said% for he is indeed a holy one of God. and we are the wor$s of your hand. #s it then right that you should leave spea$ing with God in order to spea$ with man. 'hen the disciples trembled. but let us ma$e prayer. a prophet sent for the salvation of those that shall believe on him. .. while you are ma$ing prayer.. saying! . said Jesus. for you have created us.No. #s this true-. 'hey answered! . .because with the service of God they mingle the service of the world.or this desires the devil. and found him spea$ing into 1erod*s ears. and teaching concerning the $ingdom of God%.Now # tell you that there be in the world greater madmen. (nd # have heard his voice. said Jesus.'ruly # say to you. Jesus answered! . come and see a new prophet sent of God to the 1ouse of #srael.. o much so that many of blameless life have been deceived of atan. 'hen Jesus said! . (nd then he pointed to the multitude who had come to see him.Believe me that if he shall be offended when you ma$e him wait. 'ell me. Jesus answered! . 'herefore # will not that we sleep.1ave you ever seen dung mi0ed with balsam-. for no one is so mad as to do this thing. in that we have made prayer in union with the )essenger of God. (fter the prayer of midnight% the disciples came near to Jesus. .% and she recounted to them all that she had heard from Jesus.+ men. in every good wor$ he that fears God ought to separate himself from the wor$s of the world. and said! .?ou wash your soul from sins through the mercy of God. do you ta$e care that no unclean thing touch you.
not his fine clothing. under prete0t of aught that is not better.#hapter 30 . how he despises earthly things. he serves the devil.2et your friend be such that. Jesus said! ..But if perhaps a man shall have a friend who is not such as you have said. one be your friend. But the friend is a singular thing.+f a thousand whom you $now. Jesus answered! . and shall despise the vanities of the world% if he shall be always occupied in good wor$s. Nor yet shall you love such a friend in such wise that your love stay in him.riend means nothing but physician of the soul%. + master.or the devil attends to nought else but to hinder every good thing. But herein is an evil. nor yet his fine words. so also are friends rare who $now the faults and understand how to guide to good. he even becomes his companion. such is the $ey of paradise. if a man $now not how to love God how shall he $now how to love himself% and how shall he $now how to love others.# will tell you% because he is a creature of God. . that he who has found a true friend has found one of the delights of paradise% no. not his fine lineage. and so shall you easily find the true friend! if he above all things shall fear God. how he loves good wor$s.3hat ought he to do. who sails it so long as he perceives it to be profitable.or the friend will not suffer contradiction against him whom he supremely loves..'hen shall we not be able to love any one. whoever hates the creature hates also the creator. . no. 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. and all that God has created is good and perfect. for you shall be easily deceived.'ruly # say to you. Beware that you receive not such men for friends. whose end shall be li$e to their villainy. who always see$s to hinder evil. not his fine person. &ust as one rarely finds a good physician who $nows the sic$nesses and understands to apply the medicines thereto. 'herefore when you choose you one for friend 4for truly he is supremely poor who has no friend at all5. so he may receive correction% and even as he wills that you should leave all things for love of God..1e does well. because he serves God. . be you cautious. Beware.. But loo$ how he fears God. that is not easily found. not $nowing how to love himself. spea$s well. that it is not lawful for you to hate anything save only sin! insomuch that you cannot hate even atan as creature of God. But love him as a gift that God has given you. if one go to correct him. and hinder such wor$. there are friends who invite and aid their friend to err. and friend of God! . see that you consider first. o shall you do with your friend that is worse than you! in those things wherein he is an offence to you. 'he disciples answered! . even as he wills to correct you. not his fine family. (nd so. and above all how he hates his own flesh. Jesus answered! . whosoever see$s to hinder him..1e ought to do as the mariner does with the ship. /now you what friend means. for that in truth they are enemies and slayers of the soul.But what shall # say to you now.. leave him if you would not be left of the mercy of God. 'ruly # say to you.(nd # tell you on the contrary that when one wor$s well or. said Jesus.But tell me.# will say to you as said olomon %the prophet. for 6so7 shall you be an idolater. (ccordingly. for so shall God adorn 6him7 with greater favour.(ssuredly this is impossible. what is worse. holy one. and choose not for friend one who loves not him whom you love. but when he sees it to be a loss forsa$es it. even so again it may content him that you forsa$e him for the service of God. . what does such an one-. 'hen said )atthew! . but rather as enemy of God. /now you wherefore. even as the sun that always see$s to chase away the dar$ness. #hapter 31 . and shall hate his own body as a cruel enemy. but is easily lost. .3hen a man wor$s ill or tal$s ill. not his fine house.+ught he to forsa$e him-. 'haddaeus answered! .
how must # do this.(s many times as you would fain be forgiven by him.or it is better that you go with one eye only into paradise than with both of them into hell.. and he that helps you to wor$ is your foot. #f your hand or your foot offend you. and the tiller for the ship. and so many others who passed &udgment. "eter. and he that ministers aught to you is your hand. 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. to him shall it be forgiven. "eter said! . in that you have spo$en thus. do li$ewise% for it is better that you go into the $ingdom of heaven with one foot or with one hand. 'ruly # say to you. with great wor$s.'o such has God given the sword for the e0tirpation of ini8uity. >essels are bro$en in pieces with iron. so bear with others. . Jesus called "eter close to him. . re&oice.#f your brother shall sin against you. and said to him! A .#hapter 37 . Jesus answered! .. But yet woe to that man through whom the offence comes. # shall do tomorrow worse than all that he has done today.Certain it is that in a short time # shall be dismembered. (nd having said this. Jesus answered! .?ou are become foolish. 3herefore. with few wor$s. and poor.2ord. than to go into hell wise. the bit for the horse. for truly # say to you that every time you shall correct your brother with mercy you shall receive mercy of God. than with two hands and two feet go into hell. "eter. Jesus reproved him. that the bath is not so necessary for the body.But beware that you hold not yourself for better% rather shall you say thus! . Jesus answered! . #f he amend."eter. assuredly% but rather with hot water. and olomon. with stones and iron hammers. put off fleshly prudence and straightway you shall find the truth. perhaps. count him for an unbeliever. when you shall correct your brother you shall say to yourself! . David. . cast it from you as a man casts away everything that hinders his sight. and rich. and therefore you shall not dwell under the same roof whereunder he dwells..or he that teaches you is your eye.. you shall not eat at the same table whereat he sits.1ow many times must # forgive my brother.3oe to the world because of offences. things of wood are burned with fire% but man is amended with mercy. + master-. #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. but seventy times seven you shall forgive him every day% for he that forgives.. Jesus answered! .Not only seven. Believe me. imon.. pluc$ it out. #hapter 33 .. go and correct him.#n the way that you yourself would fain be corrected (nd as you would fain be borne with.#f God help me not. (nd for what cause did God give )oses. you shall be rigorously punished by the &ustice of God. amuel. + Barnabas. as the prince is necessary for the state. 'ell me. "eter answered! .3oe to princes< for they shall go to hell.No. and he that condemns shall be condemned. because all the world lies in wic$edness. for you have gained your brother% but if he shall not amend go and call afresh two witnesses and correct him afresh% and if he shall not amend.. if God helped you not with his grace you would be worse than he. called "eter! said . "eter answered! . 'hen said he who writes this! . saying! .. "eter! 'hose earthen pots wherein the poor coo$ their food they wash them. go and tell it to the church% and if he shall not then amend. #f your eye be an offence to you. 3herefore when such are to you an occasion of sin leave them% for it is better for you to go into paradise ignorant.+ "eter. 9verything that may hinder you from serving God.1ow must # correct him-. and your words shall bear some fruit% but if you shall do it with rigour. and shall bear no fruit. Joshua. even times a day-. #t needs must be that the offence come.
having created before all things his )essenger. who is blessed for evermore. you would not thin$ ever to cut off your heart from mercy to the sinner..#n that hour that the sinner shall fast. how ought &udgment to be given.. # for my part will not remember any more his ini8uities.. drove men out of "aradise and changed atan from a most beautiful angel into a horrible devil.No.or so does our God wait for him..3herefore. "eter answered! . .. more alms. 3hereupon they arose. . #hapter 90 3hen the prayer was done. But because they have not faith.#n that hour that the sinner shall bewail his sins. 3hereupon Jesus answered! . the mighty and merciful. 'hen Jesus said! ... (nd the &udge ought to condemn the guilty. John. how shall we abandon the . that the sinner ought to be waited for that he may repent.. so is the faith one."art we understand. because they understood not the meaning.'ruly # say to you. condemning and pardoning-. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God. 3herefore this have many accomplished. in order that the whole body may not become putrefied. Do you understand-. 3herefore atan see$s not to bring to nothing fastings and prayer. God said not! .3ait for your brother as long as God waits for him.aith is a seal whereby God seals his elect! which seal he gave to his )essenger.. and are damned eternally.. Jesus answered! .3ait for him so long as he has time to repent. even as the father commands a putrefied member to be cut off from his son. o long as you would be waited for. 'hey answered! . Jesus answered! . 'hereupon ..3herefore. 'hen said John! . But he said! . no rather he incites unbelievers thereto. and the others also. for love of God. Jesus answered! . #hapter 39 "eter said! . and part not.. Jesus answered! . for today will # spea$ to you of all that you have as$ed. (nd it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God. and more fasts than do the friends of God. wherefore faith ought especially to be guarded with diligence. 'he disciples answered! .Not every one will understand this% wherefore spea$ to us more plainly. . and go on pilgrimage.. his disciples again drew near to Jesus..3herefore.or even as God is one.Not every one is a &udge! for to the &udge alone it appertains to condemn others.1ow long must # wait for my brother to repent-. 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.Now. + Barnabas.#t is time that we say the prayer of the dawn. of the faith. seeing that it is the gate of $nowledge-. and so they are damned.'hat many who have made prayer with fastings are damned.'hen said he who writes this! . better than one sees with his eyes% because the eyes can err% no they do almost always err% but faith errs never. ma$e prayer.Now. 3herefore God. alms and pilgrimages. Jesus said! . Jesus answered! . so long as he has a soul beneath his teeth to breathe.. . But he ta$es pains with all diligence to bring faith to nought. and $new that you yourselves were sinners.. Jesus answered! . for he ta$es pleasure in seeing man wor$ without receiving pay. for it has for foundation God and his word. they are not able to repent for love of God.'each us. (nd so the faithful by faith sees all things. and the safest course will be to abandon the . seeing that the . said "eter.Neither will they understand this. # will forgive him. rather the . do alms.#f you had sound understanding. and having washed themselves made prayer to our God. said Jesus. 'hen was "eter sad. (nd so # tell you plainly. is the gate of hell..3herefore. 'hen said John! . that the hypocrites and the Gentiles ma$e more prayers.3hich is the part that you understand not-. and he opened his mouth and said! Draw near. at whose hands every one that is elect has received the faith.
he reached the city 6and7 moved the whole city saying! +ur God comes. ome said that Jesus was God come to the world% others said! *No. as to God. according to his word. . o at this everyone was 8uieted% and having laid down their arms they all embraced one another. for Jesus is alive. but they were not 8uietened. 'he :oman soldiery. and when they $new him they began to cry out! . clothed in his priestly robes. and then believe him. )ay it please God to ta$e away from atan the dominion which he has over sinners. by the word of the holy angel. and the third day they found him. 'ruly # say to you.3herefore have you so said.* 'his 6sedition7 arose because of the great miracles which Jesus did. 'o 8uiet the people. to believe 6whatever7 Jesus said. . therefore. and we ought to resort to him. #hapter 9* (t this time. Jesus marvelled greatly. Jesus gave a great groan and said! .3hen you $now that God has said a thing. who 6also7 rode forth to find Jesus. that near the .. and the governor "ilate.priest offered great rewards to whoever should come 6forward and7 announce where Jesus was to be found. went out from the city to see Jesus.Brothers. near the hour of midday. and 6he7 said to his disciples! .3elcome to you.priest should ride in procession. and the brother against the brother. to go to Jerusalem. when Jesus added! . o great 6was the7 sedition 6that7 arose. and therefore does not beget sons% but Jesus of Nazareth is a prophet of God. for God has no human similitude. with the holy name of God.God has so said. saying! . perhaps. and they began to do him reverence. we. for the women 6carried7 their children in their arms. it is necessary against every temptation to strengthen yourself with this word. 'hen the governor and the high. (nd when he had said this.3herefore have you made me to hold water and not to contain balsam-. each one of two hundred thousand men that bare sword.. + our God<. 1erod spo$e to them. saying . 3hen they 6saw7 this.orty Days all Judea was in arms. 'hen everyone. every one laid this in his heart.John $ept silence. brother<* A+n that day. but he is a son of God*% and others said! *No. crying with great gladness 6over and over7 . + Jerusalem% prepare you to receive him< (nd he testified that he had seen Jesus near to 6the7 Jordan. saying to one another! *. the governor and the high.or two days they sought him in the wilderness near to 6the7 Jordan. three armies assembled in )izpeh."erhaps atan has raised sedition in Judea. through the operation of atan. so that the city was left empty.+ur God comes<. 6had7 stirred up the 1ebrews.God so wills.. say to its ma$er! .priest spo$e.% .priest rode forth and sent a messenger to 1erod.orgive me. 'hen.% for so doing you shall live safely. 6had7 gone to )ount inai with Jesus.% . the teta gramaton 4sic5. it was necessary that the high. when he 4with his disciples5 was purifying himself for prayer. seeing the multitude which covered the ground with people. and as$ him to give testimony of himself. saying that Jesus was God come to visit them. who are you. according to the Boo$ of )oses. + man. 'hen. 3hen this was past. + God! wherefore have you so done-. Jesus drew near to the river Jordan. the crowd drew near. #hapter 91 (t this time there was a great disturbance throughout Judea because of Jesus. on his forehead. o has God done. in order to 8uiten the sedition of the people. and 1erod rode in a similar manner. and forgot to ta$e food to eat. 'he governor and the high. 'here Jesus 6and7 his disciples $ept the forty days. this war 6has been7 aroused by the wor$ of atan. that you should say. hall the earthen vessel. (nd he was seen by one of them who believed Jesus to be God. small and great. such that the son was against the father.
with 1erod and the priest. it is impossible that man should do that which you do% wherefore we understand not that which you say. you have greatly sinned.. said! . and you + $ing. of cold and heat. )ay it please God that there come not upon the holy city great vengeance for this sin. some say you are son of God. to wit. + #sraelites. gone out of your mind.'hat which you say is true. and some say you are a prophet. #hapter 9+ 'hen Jesus.# confess before heaven. that # am a stranger to all that men have said of me. that # am more than man. li$e other men. (nd having said this."erhaps they also are become mad. but he was wishful to bow himself down and worship Jesus. whereupon arose such a noise of weeping that none could hear what Jesus was saying. so passed into oblivion.or # am a man. sub&ect to the &udgment of God% that live here li$e as other men.Beware of that which you do.'ruly you have erred greatly. sub&ect to the common miseries. Jesus answered! . ir. 3e pray you therefore from our heart. + governor. and # call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. 3hereupon when God shall come to &udge. + madmen. + priest. and the people being 8uieted from their weeping. Jesus answered! . that you will be content to remove the sedition which is arisen on your account. + a thousand times accursed atan. Jesus saw a great multitude of horsemen. and do you pray for us.. you say this because you are strangers to our 2aw! for if you read the testament and covenant of our God you would see that )oses . 'hen Jesus said! . even as atan wor$s evil. priest of the living God< in not against our God<. .or some say you are God.priest.. (nd # fear that God may for this give heavy plague upon the holy city.. for # fear 6that7 the earth shall open and devour me with you for your abominable words<. + wretched Judea. every one dismounted. (t this the people were filled with terror and began to weep. insomuch that the soldiery could not $eep bac$ the people that were desirous to hear Jesus spea$ing with the priest.Get from before me. 3hereupon once more he lifted up his hand in to$en of silence%. 'he priest answered! . that # am a stranger to all that you have said% seeing that # am man.1ave the prophecies.)ay God pardon us. born of mortal woman. having lifted his hand in to$en of silence. wherein whoever enters with his consent wor$s and sells therein. in calling me. 'hen said the priest! . in whose presence my soul stands. and call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. born of a woman. and they made a circle round about Jesus. in saying what you have said. handing it over in servitude to strangers%. # am come here with the :oman governor and $ing 1erod. #hapter 9(nd having said this. (nd having said this. with the 2aw of God. your God.Now is Judea so greatly moved over your signs and your teaching that they cry out that you are God% wherefore. Jesus drew near to the priest with reverence. sub&ect to the &udgment of God.(nd you. that has moved you to this<. whereby he perceived that there were coming the governor with 1erod and the high.. (s God lives. 'hen said the governor and 1erod! . + high priest of God. deceived of atan<. a man. for God wor$s good in man. Jesus smote his face with both his hands. when Jesus cried out! . he spo$e once more! .or man is li$e a shop. Jesus said again! . # confess before heaven. my words li$e a sword shall pierce each one 6of them7 that believe me to be more than man. constrained by the people. But tell me. . 3hen the governor arrived there. suffering the miseries of eating and sleeping. . why have you not 8uieted this sedition.(re you also perhaps.
. . when all #srael passed over there dry shod% and he said with a loud voice! . o is it written. and said! .born. which # have not done. that # am a visible man and a morsel of clay that wal$s upon the earth. forasmuch as he eats not. said the priest. (nd of )oses. he said! . every one. which # have not yet done. the dew into tempest. and 6am7 such that # cannot create a fly over again. said the priest. wherein he drowned "haraoh%. Jesus said! .#t is written there that our God is everywhere. which covered the ground. without variableness. +f these things # have wrought none. almighty and merciful.. and that there is not any other god but he. #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. for the 8uieting of our nation. and does all that pleases him. prayed for the holy city and for the people of God. neither shall he ever have an end..9ven so it is. and opened the Jordan.with a rod made the water turn into blood.. and rain.#t is written there that God is invisible and hidden from the mind of man.. who stri$es down and ma$es whole. said the priest. 2ord our God. having lifted up his hands.. every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present.. who is blessed for evermore. 1e made the frogs and mice to come into 9gypt%. o is it.#t is written there that our God by his word alone has created all things. (nd turning himself towards the people. . sleeps not. (nd of 9li&ah every one confesses that he is a man. .3e have sinned. every one crying! . Jesus said! . and opened the sea. (nd 6in li$e manner7 very many other prophets. for from all that of which the priest has said that it is written in the Boo$ of )oses.. 'hereupon the priest went up thither% to whom Jesus said distinctly. this is my faith wherewith # shall come to your &udgment! in testimony against every one that shall believe the contrary. . Jesus. Jesus said! .. 'hereupon Jesus. . Jesus answered! . . son of )ary. you may perceive your sin% for. o be it.2et our priest go up into a high place whence he may confirm my words. Joshua made the sun to stand still. 'hen Jesus.+ Jesus. ..#t is written in the testament and covenant of the living God that our God has no beginning. and the light into dar$ness. .. o said olomon the prophet. mortal as are other men. seeing that our God is infinite.% and suffers not from any deficiency. replied the priest. Jesus said! . 'he priest answered! . the covenant of God for ever..9ven so is it written therein. 'hen went up Jesus on to one of the twelve stones which Joshua made the twelve tribes ta$e up from the midst of Jordan%. holy men. for we need to $now who you are.2ord our God.. truly. having lifted up his hands. 'hereupon the people raised their voices weeping. against you% have mercy upon us... said! .. Jesus said! . #hapter 91 3hen the prayer was ended. o is it. seeing he is incorporeal and uncomposed. he slew the first.#t is written there how that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him.#t is written there that God has no need.. who in the power of God have wrought things which cannot be grasped by the minds of those who $now not our God. the dust into fleas. (nd of Joshua every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. (nd # have had a beginning. tay. that he would pray for the safety of the holy city. so that everyone might hear! . (nd they prayed Jesus. said the priest. 9li&ah made fire to come visibly down from heaven. friends of God..# am Jesus. that our God in his anger should not give it over to be trodden down of the nations.:epent.(men. the priest said with a loud voice! .. and shall have an end.
+ Jesus. holy one of God. 'he priest answered! . Jesus answered! .. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. 'hen answered the priest. saying! . God said! .#t is true that God has so promised. seeing that we will write to the sacred :oman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call you God or son of God. .. whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated. # have received grace and mercy from God to see him... and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men.'he name of the )essiah is admirable. and a great multitude of creatures. are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-. (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. even as God promised to our father (braham.. a man that is mortal and fears God. 1e shallbring with him the mercy of God for salvation of them that shall believe in him. and what sign shall reveal his coming-.By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills. 'he priest answered! . and placed it in a celestial splendour. for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul.Distress not yourself.. the world. and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world. 'hen Jesus said! .1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-. and shall come after me. 1erod answered! . #hapter 97 Jesus answered! . whereof # ma$e you a present.#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah.#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation. insomuch that . because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger.@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen. saying! . but there shall come a great number of false prophets. 'he priest answered! . and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory. who shall destroy every false opinion of me. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. atan will raise again this accursed sedition. 3herefore # say to you.or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God.(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-. 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. with the governor and the $ing. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed. because in our time shall not this sedition be any more. and shall bring to the world the mercy of God. as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. in whose presence my soul stands. 'hen said the priest! . Jesus answered! . and blessed is he who shall believe his words.3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise.. but indeed # am not he. insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . . and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power.1ow shall the )essiah be called.of the seed of David. for so has God promised to (braham our father. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world. and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel. whereat # sorrow.'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God. 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation.#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth..(s God lives. and your word shall be true.or every li$e loves his li$e.3ith your words # am not consoled. by ma$ing the impious believe that # am God and son of God. for he is made before me. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth. .
o the disciples gathered those fragments. and boasted only of the 'emple.'his day have we seen a great wic$edness in Judea and in #srael such that my heart trembles within my breast for fear of God. and with an army caused him to ta$e the holy city and burn it with the sacred 'emple. but there were seventy. )uhammad is his blessed name. when he had seated himself upon a stone. for that there was none li$e it in all the world. come 8uic$ly for the salvation of the world<. 9very one ate and every one was satisfied. called together the seventy. there remained about five thousand men. perceiving their faith.+ God send us your )essenger! + )uhammad. Jesus answered! . #hapter 99 Jesus. 'hen the crowd lifted up their voices.2ord. and decreed that on pain of death none should call Jesus the Nazarene. and said to "hilip! . which he gave to the disciples.#n the name of God<. and filled twelve bas$ets. he is moved to indignation and slays his rival. had pity on them. 9ven so. two hundred pieces of gold could not buy so much bread that each one should taste a little. (braham loved his son #shmael a little more than was right. or do # dream-. Now what thing is more dear to God here on earth than the priesthood and the holy 'empleNevertheless. "hilip answered! .'here is here a child which has five loaves and two fishes... (fterwards Jesus. 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. $ing of Babylon. without women and children who being wearied by the &ourney. but your faith shall never fail.two with the twelve.. prophet of the Jews. when he perceived this. and. dismissed them. either God or son of God. saying! . having withdrawn into a hollow part of the desert in 'iro near to Jordan. when #srael has loved anything such that he forgets God. in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. and loves #srael as a lover. but another. 'hereupon said Jesus! . made them to sit near him. the multitude departed with the priest and the governor with 1erod. having great disputations concerning Jesus and concerning his doctrine. (nd he opened his mouth with a sigh and said! . chose them for disciples. (nd they sat down upon the grass by fifties and by forties. so in order to $ill that evil love out of the heart of (braham. saying! . 3hich decree was posted up in the 'emple. that God is &ealous for his honour. and she does not love him. but what will it be among so many-. for the space of an hour. as it were beside themselves by reason of the great miracle. and the disciples gave it to the multitude% and so did they with the fishes.Gather up that which is over. God commanded that he should slay his son! which he would have . 3hen the greater part of the crowd had departed. whereupon they ate raw herbs therefore they were not able to depart li$e the others. such that the sacred things which the prophets of God trembled to touch were trodden under foot by infidels full of wic$edness. 'hen Jesus. #hapter 93 (nd having said this. 'hereupon every one put his hand to his eyes.. having been two days without bread. 'ruly # say to you. (nd they remained. when the people had forgotten God. ?ou $now that when a youth loves a lady. when he had given than$s to God. # tell you. God raised up his wrath by Nebuchadnezzar.two men that willed not to leave him% wherefore Jesus. 'hen Jesus said! .)a$e the multitude sit down. God has brought such a thing to nothing. engraved upon copper. every one. 'hen said (ndrew! . for that through longing to see Jesus they had forgotten to bring any.3here shall we find bread for them that they perish not of hunger-. (nd he too$ the bread.(m # awa$e. and prayed to God and then bra$e the bread.heaven and earth shall fail. does God! for.
Jesus answered! . and therefore God brought it to pass that the son rebelled against his father and was suspended by his hair and slain by Joab. let us ma$e prayer three times. #s this true-.3e will do whatever you bid us 6to do7. #nstead of delight must be mourning% for laughter.or his hand. who not only deprived him of his sons and his riches in one day.(nd how shall they do penance properly if they do not $now how to repent. answered the disciples. if its foundation be removed. 'hen he who writes said! . 9very building. 'herefore you must go through Judea and #srael.3hen a man loses a purse does he turn bac$ only his eye.. how are we to ma$e prayer and do alms% what answer shall they give. + Barnabas. vigils% for leisure. 'he disciples answered with fear. what shall they answer-.#t is true. so God caused him to be sold. 'hen Jesus said! . because God has given me authority over every sic$ness. and # wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God... how are we to show activity. how are we to mourn. such that worms came out of his flesh for the ne0t seven years. weeping% for revellings. to ta$e it. weeping! . 'hen he who writes answered ! . on the morning of the fourth day. that (bsalom loved his hair above all things.But if they are as$ed. to as$. preaching penitence! because the a0e is laid near to the tree. # will spea$ to you by a similitude. answered the disciples. and that which # say to one # say to all. when prayer is made to God. preaching the truth to the twelve tribes. if your disciples be as$ed how they ought to show penitence. how are we to fast. when God gave him into the hand of atan.+ )aster. activity% for lust. that they may be undeceived. . # fear that God will be angered against me."enitence is a reversing of the evil life! for every sense must be turned around to the contrary of that which it wrought while sinning. but also struc$ him with grievous sic$ness.2et us ma$e prayer and fast for three days. Jesus called together all the disciples and apostles and said to them! . chastity% let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving.. 'hen he who writes answered! . . 3hen the third day was ended. o be it. how are we to remain chaste... and so lived in mourning for ten years. as$ing him for mercy three times! because the sin of #srael is three times more grievous than other sins.Barnabas and John will stay with me! you others are to go through all the region of amaria and Judea and #srael.#t is most true. brothers. how are we to weep. fasts% for sleeping. but he turns his whole body bac$ and employs every power of hissoul to find it. #hapter 101 'hen Jesus said! . /now then that penitence more than anything 6else7 must be done for pure love of God% otherwise it will be vain to repent. falls into ruin! is this true-.. ..No. o today # will spea$ to you of penitence generally. Jesus answered! .or his tongue. + fearful &udgment of God. to see it. to cut it down. and this was turned into a rope to hang him< #nnocent Job came near to loving his seven sons and three daughters 6too much7. (nd ma$e prayer over the sic$.?ou have as$ed 6a good 8uestion7.. such that he believed that the beasts had devoured his son.done had the $nife cut. A David loved (bsalom vehemently. +ur father Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons. #hapter 100 (s God lives. and caused Jacob to be deceived by these same sons. and from henceforth every evening when the first star shall appear.
if it loses that which it desires.* 'he sinner. mourns for the lost good. But sin comes from the devil for the damnation of man. #hapter 10+ 'he weeping of the sinner ought to be li$e that of a father who weeps over his son 6who is7 near to death. Chastise. Do you $now why. . and you $new that they did not grieve at having offended you. . answered the disciples. he hates his Creator. but in confusion of mind. 3hen man has sinned. so that he suffered great miseries. Do you thin$ that such a man would laugh for any time-.No. therefore. but in being despised. (ccordingly. that God has chosen you as a son. for it is sure of eternal torment. + madness of man. he says in his prayer! *Behold the guilty one. where you receive all things with toil and every good wor$ is ta$en from you by continual sinning. as you have said! that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep. when his ship has been wrec$ed by a storm.. would you forgive them.or every misery that comes to man comes to him from God for his salvation..'he foundation of our salvation is God. what would he do. prostrate before God. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wic$ed man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the $ing. so that he should re&oice 6when it befalls him7.Certainly not. that in every thing 6for which7 a man weeps. the sinner who will be truly penitent must have 6a7 great desire to punish in himself that which he has done in opposition to his Creator! 6to the e0tent that7 when he prays he dare not to crave paradise from God. if the mariner. will find mercy with God in proportion to 6the e0tent that7 he craves &ustice. (ssuredly. and was cast out of paradise and condemned to the unclean world. punish as it pleases you. #hapter 10* 'ruly # say to you. 'hen Jesus wept saying! .'hen Jesus said! . he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest< #t will be. + 2ord. at which you. for you will never give me so much torment as this wic$ed one deserves. (nd the world simply laughs.Because he does not love God% no. . . + 2ord. But # say to you truly. who has offended ?ou without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving ?ou. ?our enemy% in order that the ungodly may not re&oice over your creatures. e0cept when he weeps for his sin. that weeps over the body from which the soul is departed. but grieved at having lost their reward. and. # tell you that this is what God will do to those who repent for having lost paradise. holding to this manner of 6penitence7. seeing him laugh at the $ing*s displeasure. did fall under the displeasure of God. 'ell me. the enemy of all good. that every animal according to its own nature.#t is certain that he would weep bitterly. 1ere he see$s that what he has done may be punished by ?our hand. ?et he will he never find mercy.3oe to the world. not only in his substance. without whom there is no salvation. But it is probable that he would weep day and night.for if the $ing should have $nown it he would have had him slain. has great remorse for having lost paradise and gained hell. by the operation of atan. and being deprived of all that he won each day by wor$ing. what is worse. could recover all that he had lost by weeping. if your slaves had offended you. or that God 6will7 free him from hell. granting you paradise. and 6yet7 does not weep over the soul from which the mercy of God has departed because of sin< 'ell me. atan. 6the7 laughter of a sinner is an abominable sacrilege since this world is rightly called by our father David a vale of tears. + wretched one. he has lost the foundation of his salvation% so it is necessary to begin from the foundation.. and not by the hand of atan. + wretched man$ind. he sins. 'here was a $ing who adopted one of his slaves as 6his7 son 6and7 he made him lord of all that he possessed.
and similarly all the heavens are inferior each one to the ne0t. said John. shall not God have power to dispose at his pleasure of his own things. which is distant from the earth five hundred years* &ourney. and many have so erred. that the heavens are nine and that they are distant from one another even as the first heaven is distant from the earth. surely. .. and the thoughts of God from the thoughts of men- #hapter 100 *God is so immeasurable that # tremble to describe him. our fathers cried out! . But they who readily burst into weeping are li$e the horse that goes faster the more lightly he is laden. in whose presence my soul stands. (s God lives.or you have of your own. Just as the sunshine preserves from putrefaction what is placed uppermost. or has not that which he would% for all comes from the hand of God. pea$ you to us. even so this consumption preserves the soul from sin. Jesus answered! . 'he weeping of a sinner is a consumption of earthly affection by vehemence of sorrow. Now $new you not.* 'hen said John! . # tell you. Bartholomew said! .. + foolish man.. and let not God spea$ to us. so far as the heaven is distant from the earth.No. and God is as many times greater 6than it7 as it would ta$e grains . But he who is thus.2ord. and they have wept more than a thousand of those who 6do7 shed tears. then. + Bartholomew.and 6yet7 man is not sad about that. how does man lose in weeping over things other than sin-. #hapter 10*'ruly there are men who have both the inward affection and the outward tears. there are found men from whose eyes no tear has ever fallen. God measures more the sorrow than the tears. urely here you can perceive that man see$s loss and not profit. as a grain of sand. not $nowing the sense of the words. and not for aught else. even so are the ways of God distant from the ways of men. + )oses.* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. that 6the earth7 is in proportion to the first heaven as the point of a needle and the first heaven in li$e manner is in proportion to the second as a point. But it is necessary that # ma$e to you a proposition.+ master. and afterwards should ta$e it away from you. will be a Jeremiah. accordingly.. #s this greatness immeasurable-* 'he disciples answered! *?es. and now you have said that man receives from the hand of God% accordingly. no. But all the size of the earth with that of all the heavens is in proportion to paradise as a point. that when God willed to spea$ to our fathers on mount inai. as a blazing furnace consumes a drop of water. (ccordingly. Jesus answered! *#f 1erod% should give you a mantle to $eep for him. you have confessed before all Judea that God has no similitude li$e man.(nd what said God by #saiah the prophet.+ master. what shall he do who cannot weep because his heart is a stranger to weeping. 'hen Jesus said! *Now has man less reason to weep when he loses aught.* )atthew said! . the universe before God is small as a grain of sand. would you have reason to weep-* . lest we die. # tell you. since God has hands he has a similitude with man. 3herefore the earth is distant from the highest heaven four thousand and 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. but the sense% seeing that human speech is as it were an interpreter between us and God. sin alone% and for that ought you to weep.Not all those who shed tears weep. + )atthew. Jesus answered! *?ou are in error.. #n weeping. but that.
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. Now consider you if God has any proportion with man. But life without senses will readily be found. through indignation that it has at being deprived of the pleasure of paradise through sin.* said Jesus. +ur God created the soul and the body as you have heard. and wor$ not any good.* answered the disciples. it confessed that it was a slave of God and the wor$ of his hands. every one of us saying! *(men. 3hereupon they become abominable. But truly # say to you. many are deceived concerning our life. Jesus sat down under a palm tree. where will they find the intellectual soul without life. . # tell you that for sin alone one ought to weep. when the sense leaves the life. a man does not have life. But how shall he weep who attends at revellings and feasts.. 'his sense is now rebellious against the soul. . . dumb. but you have not yet heard how he created the sense. vegetative. for that he fears death.* 'he disciples answered! *God alone can $now himself.* Jesus answered! *Go you bac$ to saying. never. # will tell you all. how does sense wor$ in the ungodly. ta$ing away its food from it.where is his sense. Jesus answered! . and prayed for the salvation of our people. after sorrowing that he has eaten it. which thin$s and lives. #hapter 107 *(nd so the first thing that follows sorrow for sin is fasting. so as not to ma$e himself sic$. each one of itself separate. as is seen in the unconscious when the sense leaves him. and intellectual soul.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God.1e is hidden from human senses. 3herefore there is the greatest need to nourish it with spiritual pleasure for him who wills not that it should live of carnal pleasure.or so closely are the soul and the sense &oined together. the soul and the sense and the flesh. Beware.(ssuredly. that the more part of men affirm the soul and the sense to be one and the same thing.'ell me. (nd now tell me.. *?ou deceive yourselves. dividing it by operation and not by essence. But sense departs by reason of fear that it receives. :eturning to my discourse.or he that sees that a certain food ma$es him sic$.(nd when a man is in a swoon-* 'hen were the disciples perple0ed% when Jesus said! *'hree things there are that ma$e up man! that is.'his is not true. . save by miracle.God is such. as here one $nows the sea from a drop of salt water. God has sense over which to have lordship.. that you ta$e the sense and not the bare words. because man is deprived of life when the soul departs% because the soul returns not any more to the body. it is as God in them! seeing that they follow sense.* said the disciples. because even so has our God lordship.'ruly # say to you. or by reason of great sorrow that the soul has. deaf. then. if God please. *for he that is blind. @nderstand you. when we are in paradise we shall $now God.. 'herefore to. forsa$ing reason and the 2aw of God.+ master. 'haddaeus said! * o then.(ssuredly. and thither his disciples drew near to him. calling it the sensitive.. 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. if you wish to have eternal life. + foolish ones. and more.or the sense has God created for pleasure. o ought the sinner to do. "erceiving that pleasure has made him to . and truly it is as said #saiah the prophet! .of sand to fill all the heavens and paradise. even as the body lives by food and the soul lives by $nowledge and love.* #hapter 101 3hen he had finished the prayer of dawn. the soul is one. . Jesus said! *Can a man be found who has life in him. forsa$en it.1e will weep even as ice will give fire< ?ou needs must turn revellings into fasts if you will have lordship over your senses. in whose presence stands my soul.God has this. and mutilated. and by that alone it lives. who is a little piece of clay that stands upon the earth. yet in him sense wor$s not-* *No. Jesus answered! * o is it true% wherefore. has man sense-* *?es.morrow.* 'haddaeus answered! . because by sinning man forsa$es his Creator.
'he soul. while he perceives not his misery that he sleeps with the soul. and from being his faithful slave has turned into a rebellious foe. and by the light of the sun we see the tiniest grain of sand. 'ell me. was deprived eternally of a single drop of water! while 2azarus. 3herefore in fear of his ma&esty there always resounds in its ear that angelic utterance . his life. and in order to avoid stri$ing it the more with his foot. in order that he may fall sic$ and afterwards live deliciously. . then. viz. . (nd let this suffice you concerning fasting. being content with crumbs here on earth. o let him proceed to mortify sense and to $now God for his lord. he will see$ to ma$e him set his fast simply upon bodily food..Creatures. but he should content himself with coarse food.or he. but by the light of the sun we go securely. that watches is that which in everything and in every place perceives God. 'hen Jesus said! . for truly # say to you that he who watches with the body and sleeps with the soul is frenzied. where no pleasure at all but infinite sorrow is received% let him put before it the delights of paradise. surely. he stri$es with his head what is the state of such a man-* .)iserable. (s God lives. for your Creator wills to &udge you. 3herefore.or &ust as there are two $inds of sleeping. because it deprives him of God. and holding oneself better than they. But he will sorrow for the sic$ness by reason of which he needs must be put upon diet. Nor should the penitent that fasts procure delicate food. despising them that fast not.or it abides habitually ever in the service of God. 3hereupon atan will see$ to cause that he shall not fast in any wise.By the light of the sun% for by the light of the star we cannot see the neighbouring mountains. even so is it more difficult to cure. 9ven so # say to you. wishing here on earth to fare deliciously every day. shall live eternally in full abundance of the delights of paradise. . that of the body and that of the soul. then. in order that he may be li$e to himself. even so must you be careful in watching that while the body watches the soul sleep not. answered the disciples.. which is the foot of the life. and in everything and through everything and above everything gives than$s to his ma&esty.* #hapter 103 1ear$en. $nowing that always at every moment it receives grace and mercy from God. *?ou ought to remember the rich feaster in order to fast well.3ell have you answered.. under prete0t of sic$ness. . shall such a wretched one boast of not sleeping with the body. and more in the penitent than in others. (ndrew answered! . and when this shall not avail he will invite him to an e0treme fast. and despise them that fast not% but he ought to sorrow for the sin by reason whereof he fasts. which is the head of the life.or so will it easily be 8uieted% for that it is better to be content with little in order to receive much.for such a man is frenzied. in parable! there is a man who whilst wal$ing stri$es himself against a roc$. (nd if he succeed not in this. Now will a man give delicate food to the dog that bites and to the horse that $ic$s. for that the penitent has rebelled against him. but rather the contrary.. fasting is needful here. let him sorrow at having done so. who never eats but always sins. and gives him the eternal death of hell. will the sic$ man boast of the diet that is imposed on him by the physician. (s the spiritual infirmity is more grievous than the corporeal. it is abominable to deprive the body of food and fill the soul with pride. come to &udgment. that the penitent ought not to boast in his fast. . and call them mad who are not put on diet(ssuredly not.or this would be a most grievous error. to what # shall say to you concerning watching.No.'he sleep of the soul is forgetfulness of God and of his fearful &udgment. let him put before it the condition of hell. But because man while living has need to ta$e these good things of the world. But let the penitent be cautious% for that atan see$s to annul every good wor$. that are so great that a grain of one of the delights of paradise is greater than all those of the world. A 'ell me. . whether do you desire the more! to see by the light of a star or by the light of the sun-. . (nd when he sees the sense abhor fastings.sin against God his creator by following sense in these good things of the world. 'ell me. 3herefore we wal$ with fear by the light of the star. than to be unbridled in little and be deprived of all and abide in torment.
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.;
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.;
*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.;
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.;
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$s, but uttered ungodly words that were the condemnation of many angels and many men. Now that God has man in the world, in the midst of his creatures that serve God, all of them, according to his precept! and man, # say, bearing no fruit, God would cut him down and commit him to hell, seeing he pardoned not the angel and the first man, punishing the angel eternally, and the man for a time.
.(s a bird is born to fly.( poor man shall live of the sweat of his face. so a poor man is born to wor$. which. 3herefore let every one wor$.'hus the sun and the other planets are strengthened by the precepts of God so that they cannot do otherwise. and it shall be well with us.(nd Job did not say that! . and incapable of anything.2ust is an unbridled desire of love.+ (ndrew. (nd # tell you truly that if # should narrate to you how many have perished through lust. . he has united with the creature. the space of five days would not suffice.Certain it is that he was born na$ed. must be free from necessity. Now tell me. it will do him harm% seeing that the city is a sponge that draws in every ini8uity. #hapter 110 2et man say somewhat to me. when God gave the precept to wor$. if David our father and olomon his son wor$ed with their hands. bursts the bounds of man*s intellect and affections% so that the man. (s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. says! 9ating the labours of our hands we shall be blessed. o also David our father. Jesus answered! .1ow shall a man forget the women if he live in the city where there are so many of them-. 'herefore 6only7 he who is not man is free from this precept. for they cannot do otherwise. what signifies lust-.)an is born to wor$. there would be the greatest plenty in the world.. a prophet of God. he is not the owner.. 'ruly # say to you.But God said to man! . what ought the sinner to do-. return to me and # will receive you. by reason of which he would live in idleness. saying! ?ou have committed fornication with many lovers% nevertheless. 'he abominable lust.#n the sweat of your countenance shall you eat bread. 3hat has he brought into the world.3hereupon the 2aw of God says that man has too much good in this life. Jesus replied! . and Job that .)aster. insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty.+ )aster. and let him forget every other woman. but this ought the poor to do. Believe me.three human persons. how many have perished through lust< 'hrough lust came the deluge.. if there were not internal lust within the heart of man.. But $now you not that good. 'herefore our God waits for man to be penitent. but that there are a great multitude of idle fol$! if these were to labour.or lust God overwhelmed three wic$ed cities whence escaped only 2ot and his two children. the friend and prophet of God! . (ndrew answered! . wherefore they shall have no merit. . . Jesus answered! . certain it is he who lives in the city. even so is man born to wor$. (ssuredly for no other reason are all things costly. he said not! .. that our God has condemned man to wor$. loves that which he ought to hate.(s the bird is born to fly and the fish to swim. (nd so God laments by #saiah the prophet. not because God has given him such thing. not $nowing himself. but as its owner.or lust the tribe of Ben&amin was all but e0tinguished. so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. to be good. 2et a man content himself therefore with the wife whom his creator has given him. so that. some attending the ground and some at fishing the water. as said Job. (nd of the lac$ thereof it will be necessary to render an account in the dreadful day of &udgment. which ought to abide in union with God its creator. 'ell me. 1ence. of all that he has found. ought greatly to be feared% for the enemy is of one*s own household.. that ma$es man li$e the brute beasts. (h.?es. James answered! . (nd he will have to render an account thereof in that dreadful day. he is a fornicator% for that the soul. aid John! . not being directed by reason. in order that he may do good wor$s. according to his 8uality. when a man loves a thing. and so it is necessary that he should suffer tribulation and be deprived of earthly goods.. he would not fall into the e0ternal% for if the root be removed the tree dies speedily. but the dispenser. to wor$ is a fitting thing.
?ou spea$ not the truth.because # turn you aside from your creator.. .Cease from weeping. 1ereupon was the blind man greatly angered. even as the soldier lives when he has enemies around the fortress. 'he blind man answered! ..#n truth. 'he disciples answered! . . #hapter 117 9li&ah answered! . 9li&ah answered! ..Now tell me. because as regards me # $now that you have told me the truth.Brother.# do not wish to see you% no. which is not pleasing to God. . and fear the sense. let him repel every outward enticement of sin. and we are beside ourselves at the $nowledge that here on earth there are very few that are not idolaters.?ou spea$ not the truth.Now begone* for you are the devil. # say. that would ma$e me sin against the holy one of God. if # had my eyes.)ay it please God that you be spea$ing the truth% because. and said! .(s God lives in whose presence my soul stands...1ave you understood all that 9li&ah said-. + brother.?ou have spo$en the truth. sighing! . 9ven so. + brother-. which is the origin of every carnal sin. . 3herefore # say to you. for # will not listen to you any longer<. our God too$ away your sight. defending himself against every assault and always fearing treachery on the part of the citizens.if he be the prophet. while he that has eyes receives it to the seventh degree... . 'he blind man answered! . 'hen said 9li&ah! . +f what seed # am. that they had no eyes. said 9li&ah weeping. + brother. 'hen Jesus said. 'he blind man answered! . because 9li&ah must have rebu$ed you for some sin of your. for # have sinned in spea$ing with you% for if # had seen you # should not have sinned../now.Brother. you being near the sanctuary.. be he who he may. seeing that the more # hate myself the more # love God. has made an idol in his heart.# weep because # cannot see 9li&ah the prophet... because you have not that light which would ma$e you see the true from the false. that raises the dead and ma$es the fire to come down from heaven-. who despise my words.. 'hen said the disciples of 9li&ah! . separates you from God. 9li&ah answered! . and said with tears! . 2et him tell me. 9li&ah answered! . you are an impious fellow< Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God. so far as concerns you.or you desire sight to see 9li&ah.3hy weep you.. . # would close them so as not to see you-. and see$s not to find pleasure in God. aid the blind man! .?ou say this. 9li&ah answered! . loo$s lewdly upon a woman. 'hen 9li&ah rebu$ed him. 3herefore it were better for them. for their salvation. now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing.Begone forthwith. + brother. #n the time of the prophet 9li&ah it came to pass that 9li&ah seeing a blind man weeping. But how shall he defend himself if he bridle not the eye. + man.(s God lives. and how # became blind-.. that many desire to see me and come from far to see me. + man. that # am 9li&ah<. .or 9li&ah is not your creator. + holy prophet of God. for in weeping you sin. and hate 9li&ah with your soul. if # should hate 9li&ah # should love God. the holy one of God. and forsa$en God. we have understood. which you desire to see. he who has not bodily eyes is secure not to receive punishment save only to the third degree. is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God.#hapter 111 #t behoves a man to live in the city. # am the devil. 3eep then. + brother. for if you had had that you would not have despised my doctrine.. and the more # should hate 9li&ah the more # should love God. in entering the 'emple of God. 'he blind man answered! . for 9li&ah is not able to do anything of all that you say. aid the blind man! .)ay our God pardon you. 9li&ah. as$ed him saying! ."ardon me. for my flesh. brother. saying! . he truly is the prophet of God. seeing that everyone that finds pleasure in the creature. a man of good life. because he is a man as you are. 'hen 9li&ah gave a sigh.or all the men in the world cannot ma$e one fly to be born.. and if you saw me you would still your desire.?ou are of the tribe of 2evi% and because you. because it has a supreme desire for things impure. 'hen the blind man weeping said! . wherefore you hate him. said the blind man. but God% whence..
)y eye is a thief that robs my soul.. if one had two pence to buy bread.or so shall the flesh be sub&ect to the spirit. for with the outward sight of his eyes and the inward sight of his mind he should see$ to $now God his creator and the good pleasure of his will. is the bridle of sense% prayer is the salt of the flesh that suffers it not to be corrupted by sin. he has sinned. that he will love everything li$e to the thing loved! so that hence comes that sin of which it is a shame to have memory.(ssuredly not. seeing that smo$e does hurt to the eyes and gives no sustenance to the body. and you should sell it and forget your friend. + (ndrew. 'hat thereafter it would be necessary for the penitent to turn story. . # tell you that prayer is the hands of our life. he shall be lord of the sense. saying that # could ma$e myself lord of all Judea. man shall put a bridle upon his eyes. and shall preserve his heart that it be not touched by evil desires% offending atan because he shall $eep his sense within the 2aw of God. a man without prayer can no more be a man of good wor$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. whereby the man that prays shall defend himself in the day of &udgment! for he shall $eep his soul from sin here on earth. sail without rudder. +h hapless man. which cannot desire that which is not presented to it. that prizes the light that is common to flies and ants and despises the light that is common only to angels and prophets and holy friends of God< #f. # tell you that it is impossible not to fall headlong into lust. and his flesh shall wal$ in righteousness%. then. weeping vehemently. then. . . (nd to such degree will this lust of his brea$ forth. he will love her and desire her. (s God lives. he sins against God his creator by ingratitude. 9ven so does man% for when he beholds the creature and has not in memory the creator. what would he do- . the eye shall not be guarded.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. and that # am mad to wish to live in poverty among desert places. receiving from God all that he shall as$. who for love of man has created it. if # confessed myself to be God. .or truly everything which has an end is vain. 1e therefore who shall behold women and shall forget God who for the good of man created woman. reason itself shows. which causes him to lose the creator. in holding me for God. and our God blots out sin by reason of prayer.?ou spea$ the truth. 'ell me.#hapter 113 'hen Jesus said! . . in whose presence we are. Because as the ship cannot move without wind. prayer. 9ven so then let man do. for now was #srael desirous to establish the idolatry that they have in their hearts. #hapter 119 . and not abide continually among princes in delicate living.or truly every time that a man beholds a thing and forgets God who has made it for man.telling into prayer. then. . so the flesh without the sense cannot sin. #f.or truly he who has no hand cannot receive. or preserve dead flesh without salt%. said truly! .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.or if a friend of yours should give you somewhat to $eep in memory of him. 3herefore Jeremiah the prophet. would he spend it to buy smo$e.or in every idle word man sins. and should not ma$e the creature his end. #f man could change dung into gold and clay into sugar%. you have offended against your friend. many of whom have now despised my teaching. even if it were not also a precept of God. .
insomuch that when he ought to weep over his sins to provo$e God to mercy and to win forgiveness for his sins. But give than$s to God. truly # say to you. so doing. he. 3oe. who has given you grace to $now the mysteries of God.#s time.telling into prayer. Jesus being silent. (nd &ust as no one spends gold on a thing which shall cause hurt to his body. must give out his words at the price of gold. and that which is worse of things which # cannot tal$ of without shame. . #nasmuch as all that he has he ..'here is no other God than #. the other the evil that the man does. #f then a man would receive mercy let him measure his tal$ing more than gold is measured. the one writing the good. (s God lives. by laughing he provo$es God to anger% who will chastise him. so as not to give suspicion of himself. 1is disciples answered! . even though he be silent with his tongue. the avaricious. but see$s to spea$ somewhat whereby he may be set free. given him by God that he may offend God. the disciples answered! . so let him not tal$ of a thing that may cause hurt to his soul. + wretched world< for today men do not assemble together for prayer.+h impure world. # cannot conceive how grievously you will be punished by God< 1e. and in what plight will they be who deal with sinning as with a business supremely necessary. in order not to lose his soul. and cast him out.or that God has given two angels to every man for notaries.Now why does not man change foolish story. perhaps. by his wor$s says! .or what prince would give a city to his sub&ect in order that the latter might ma$e war upon him. #hapter 1*0 'he fruit of vain tal$ing is this.Now who will buy a man*s words at the price of gold. but in the porches of the 'emple and in the very 'emple %itself atan %has there the sacrifice of vain tal$.. so he will tal$ 6only7 when it is necessary to tal$. who would do penance. 'hen answered Jesus! . 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$. Jesus answered! .for # will tell you. to them that &est and tal$ vainly< But if our God has in abomination them that &est and tal$ vainly.#t is certain that he will become covetous<.?ou have your heart so heavy that # am not able to lift it up. # do not say that the penitent should sell his tal$ing. atan will put into his memory those same &ests. tell me. #hapter 1*1 3hen the governor has arrested a prisoner whom he e0amines while the notary writes down 6the case7.'his ought the penitent to do. that must be changed into almsgiving. . but # say that when he tal$s he should thin$ that he is casting forth gold. (nd how shall he do penance. therefore. /now you wherefore.. 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. then. how does such a man tal$-.No one would e0ercise himself in any way other than in ma$ing gold and sugar. #hapter 1** (s for avarice. how will he hold them that murmur and slander their neighbour. and he is careful not to say anything that may displease the governor. that even as the plummet has for its end the centre.'hen.(s God lives. 'hen Jesus said! .or indeed. for it is impossible for the avaricious to possess any good in paradise. 1ence in every word it is necessary that # should tell you the meaning. so the avaricious has hell for his end. But what is worse is the man who spends his time in &ests.(ssuredly no one. 'he disciples answered! . in whose presence my soul stands. 3hen he is fain to pray. # say. then. even as gold is spent on necessary things.1e tal$s with fear and to the point.
bones. (nd so today let us render than$s to God. who is hidden from it. after the prayer. with the faith of your true )essenger. the eyes not being able to see aught but vanity.(ssuredly you. and dying leaves all. the sense.riday morning. and giving up our life to the death to serve you. #t is necessary that # should tell you of what sort man is. united with the sense. fasting and studying your word. assembled his disciples and said to them! . and fire in order that each one might temper its opposite. and when 1erod sent for fruit you drove away his messengers. which having lost God through sin because it lives by pleasure. save us from atan. + 2ord. and united them in one final ob&ect. suffering from the world for love of you. Do you. made a composition of four things contrary the one to the other. giving us the ran$ of men. where. o be it. if you would $now how penitence ought to be done. the flesh lost its rest. blood. not regarding his beginning or his end. and for love of all your holy ones and prophets. water. Jesus. the sense lost the delight whereby it lives. early. surrounds itself with temporal things which it holds as its good% and it grows the stronger the more it sees itself deprived of God. so be it. with nerves and veins. 3hereupon. saying! . not being curbed by reason. 3hen all were seated. #hapter 1*+ 3hen it was day. bewailing our sins praying and giving alms. Now tell me% if 1erod% should give you a garden to $eep. that if God our 2ord enlighten not the heart of man. + our merciful God. and you were fain to bear yourselves as owners. 3hereupon he lifted up his hands and prayed. follows the light which the eyes show it% whence. but see$s delight. which was to unite the flesh. 2ord. (nd he made of these four things a vessel. it deceives itself. for it diffused itself there li$e oil. and being unable to delight itself in God.. air. Now # tell you that even so the avaricious man ma$es himself god over his riches which God has given him. (nd to the soul gave he for lodgement the heart. . God. which finds not repose in labour. it should rule the whole life. and the soul in a single end to wor$ for the service of God.. who in mercy has created us..2ord God almighty and merciful. and the soul lost its beauty. not sending any fruit to 1erod. to show to his creatures his goodness and mercy and his omnipotence. choosing earthly things. . (nd so the conversion of the sinner is from God. so be it. and s$in. and so. put into him a light which is called reason%. sins. he placing this wor$ in paradise. instructing those that are ignorant of your will. (varice is a thirst of the sense. who has given us the grace to communicate his will by my word. to $now good from evil and 6to distinguish7 the true delight! $nowing which. )an having come to such a plight. the sinner is converted to penitence. having thus created man. that he is born na$ed.. if God please. marrow.+ur God. even as you save your elect for love of your own self and for love of your )essenger for whom you did create us. from the flesh and from the world. (s said our father David! 'his change comes from the right hand of God. and with all his inward parts% wherein God placed the soul and the sense. who gives the grace to repent.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. we than$ you for all your benefits and would fain adore you only all the days of our life. Jesus said again! . which is man and this is earth. which is man*s body. the sense. your servants. 'hus it is necessary that by the mercy of God man*s reason be enlightened afresh. would you be ma$ing yourselves $ings over that garden. and the reason being seduced of the sense by the operation of atan. with his liberality and &ustice. 'he disciples ever answered! . tell me.is fain to spend at his own pleasure. of flesh. 3herefore # say to you truly.. as two hands of this life! giving for lodgement to the sense every part of the body.
+ )aster. who had offended God. 3herefore. #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it. God would not have given to David our father the second. it behoves him to serve God. and has spo$en but one message to all men. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses.. Jesus answered! . which is God. which is God. (s God lives. that receive you for true% seeing that God is one. 2et avarice then be changed into alms.* ( man went forth to sow.)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$s by a secret fashion in man for man*s salvation.. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us. a man would receive anything of God.. is most evil doctrine. but those that are bad he throws away. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages. and hatred towards yourself. But truly they are vain. 'hen answered he who writes! . 'ell me. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end. you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life. for love of God. what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . Jesus replied . then. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely.Certainly not. and therein he catches many fishes. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. Jesus answered! . #f. (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated. 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid. if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us. seeing that men do not consider their end. one ought to listen to every man. and give of the best of that which you have. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- . (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$. 3herefore be not slow to give.Now how shall the truth be $nown-. (nd see that when you do alms. listening to all and receiving only the truth.9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable..( man goes to fish with a net.+ )aster. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved. John answered! . Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world.'hen to what end serves the speech of men-.the reasonings of men are of no avail. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. pity towards one*s neighbour. reason must say! .. and offends him every day. 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.* 9ven so ought you to do. when the )essenger of God shall come. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed. what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. because it is most evil. uch a thing will have its end. James answered! . every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end. in whose presence my soul stands. love towards God. 'hen answered (ndrew! .Great is your 8uestion. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad.
who received them as a father receives his sons. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus. give health to the sic$.'ell me. all of them save him who writes. having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-. saying! .Blessed be the holy name of God. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael.Now what says #srael. we have healed numberless sic$ persons. because you have sinned in saying . healing every sort of sic$ness. .. + brethren. o will we do. o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea.. insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly. what shall be the e0cuse. teach us how to spea$.'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<.. Jesus answered! . so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul. 'hey departed therefore. telling them that which # said before the high priest. But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus. having bec$oned for silence with his hand. + brethren. #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples.3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore..God forgive you. for that he is flaming spirit. and these were the priests and the scribes..* seeing it is God that has done all. 'hen Jesus said! . and not of flaming spirit. and $eeping the best for yourselves. said the disciples to him. 'he disciples answered! . and.#n the name of God.or when we sin we find mercy before God. Barnabas answered! .(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence.. 'he disciples answered! . .(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it. Jesus replied! .+ )aster. But they feared the common people.1ow long ought penitence to last-.. which atan will never find. and cast out many demons which tormented men. he said ! . saying! .Blessed be the holy name of God.3e have healed. Jesus said! .Go and preach even as you have heard. cast out the demons. since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them.#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned. preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them. Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! .#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. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads. because through his pride he is incorrigible.. and undeceive #srael concerning me. . (nd when he had said this they retired to rest. saying! . saying that he is always noble. 3herefore as human life always sins. when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$.. #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him. who has not despised the desire of me his servant<. 'hen said they! .. how has wrought the 2ord our God. who has created us of the clay of the earth. 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael.
how many have been slain by the burning heat of summer% how many have been slain by the frost and cold of winter% how many have been slain by lightning and by hail% how many have been drowned in the sea by the fury of winds% how many have died of pestilence.No. sinners. saying! 'he gods of the nations are silver and gold.or so do their wor$s show. he would not sin. and being passable and mortal. and so angers God his helper. have a tongue and spea$ not.1ave you heard. 3herefore said David our father. 'ell me. as it is proper to God to do. that atan. dust and clay.# give you than$s. and particularly as this publican% for # fast twice in the wee$ and give tithes of all # possess. who have for our God the great God who has created the universe with his word.* 'he publican remained afar off. with his eyes should consider eternity. could # help you in all things. because # am not as other men. seeing that # myself have need of everything. in ma$ing you believe me to be God% because. in whose presence my soul stands. +.or our father David says that our God remembers that we are but dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. who. praying our living God. since all the creatures inferior to man fight against us.Certain it is. denies that he is dust. for they will not sin against their 2ord eternally. who is blessed for evermore. who being created by God out of earth forgets his condition and would fain ma$e God at his own pleasure< 3herein he silently moc$s God. 2i$e to them be they that ma$e them and they that trust in them. #. that he remembers that we are dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. seeing that after the sin they repent.#s there. the prophet of God! . that he pardon not. have ears and hear not. brethren. of famine. then. perhaps. (s God lives. 'o e0tol oneself in one*s heart is but to loc$ up the pity and mercy of God. that offers nought but sin% of the wic$ed. what is the cause for self. for they shall be humbled to the burning coals of hell. + pride unheard of. brethren. + 2ord my God. + brethren. the wor$ of their hands% that have eyes and see not. . or because they have been devoured of wild beasts. . that if man. and hence. But if the things of the world do not give us cause to e0tol ourselves in our heart. cho$ed by food< + hapless man. then. 3oe to them that e0tol themselves. being laid wait for by all the creatures in every place< But what shall # say of the flesh and the sense that desire only ini8uity% of the world. any good here upon earth.e0altation.9verything that is under the sun is vanity. then. persecute whosoever would live according to the 2aw of God. as though he should say! 'here is no use in serving God. 3hoever e0tols himself. seeing they are fallen under the curse of God. brethren. # am not worthy to loo$ upon the heaven nor . have hands and touch not. and beating his breast he said with bent head! *2ord. assuredly. have a mouth and eat not. that wal$ upon the earth. say to you! Do penance and $now your sins. much less does our life give us cause% for it is burdened with many miseries. 1ow. moc$ 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. and praying with his face uplifted said! . not $nowing his need.. bitten of serpents. who do every wic$edness. and as$ mercy of his Creator. a man. bowed down to the earth. have noses and smell not. brethren. serving atan. # not being able to create a fly. wherefore he has had mercy upon us. 'o this did atan desire to reduce you. this pride of man. for as says olomon. # say. 'he "harisee drew near to the sanctuary.Blessed are they that $now these words. beware that you believe them not. he as$s not help. who e0tols himself having so much to weigh him down. have feet and wal$ not.hall we. deceived you when you said that # was God. God would pardon atan if atan should $now his own misery. by means of the :oman soldiery. brethren. #hapter 1*3 (ccordingly. that which our father David says of our God. wherefore their sin abides not. 3herefore. # can give you nothing of use. as says our father David. serving the false and lying gods% even as our father David invo$es a curse upon them.
behold a woman named )ary.'here was a man who had two debtors. 3herefore truly # say to you. imon answered! . when # entered your house you did not $iss me nor anoint my head. a public sinner. when neither of them had wherewithal to pay. the other for leprosy of the soul. sat down to the table. then. 'he priests and scribes. with all that sat at meat.1e to whom was forgiven the greater debt. because she has loved much. and they said in their hearts! . together with all his offspring.?ou have well said% # say to you. 'hereupon imon. because you have received little as a gift. therefore. ?our faith has saved you.#f this man were a prophet he would $now who and of what sort is this woman. a leper whom Jesus had cleansed. forgiving him his sin. 3hereupon.. . because our God re&ected him. having his wor$s in abomination. anointed them with precious ointment. 3hich of them would love his creditor most-. God our 2ord. the owner. love me little. + clay. and would not suffer her to touch him. (nd you. + man. 'he one owed to his creditor fifty pence. + )aster. 3hereupon there were brought to him many sic$ fol$ whom he made whole. for that our God &ustified him. because they feared the people. ?ou. assuredly.. (nd turning to the woman he said! .. entered into the house. sub&ecting him to what we suffer.. and the people said! . imon answered! .. for the man has done all. therefore. yes and 6made7 the a0e. 'hen Jesus said! . the other five hundred. the one for leprosy of the body. #hapter 1*9 hall the a0e. with his hands.Go your way in peace. who hated Jesus. imon was scandalized. #hapter 1+0 Jesus said! . But the "harisee went down in worse case than the publican. have you. and he departed from the 'emple. seeing our God created you of clay and wor$s in you all good that is wrought. forgave the debt to each. # have a thing to say to you. 3hen he had finished his prayer he descended from the pinnacle. for the 2ord our God has pardoned your sins% but see you sin no more.No. moved with compassion through my prayers. for # have sinned much% have mercy upon me<* 'ruly # say to you. in virtue whereof you may live at your own pleasure without any fear3oe to you. Jesus. for # desire your word.Do you not $now that if God had not preserved you from atan you would be worse than atanDo you not $now that one single sin changed the fair angel into the most repulsive demon(nd that the most perfect man that has come into the world. it changed into a wretched being. but found it not. (nd so. behold this woman and yourself% for you were both debtors to God. shall you boast yourself of having done anything that is good. moved with compassion. boast itself at having cut down the forest where a man has made a garden. lo< straightway on entering your house she placed herself at my feet.. for because you have e0alted yourself above God who created you you shall be abased beneath the feet of atan who lays wait for you. lifting up his hands to the 2ord.(nd why do you despise your neighbour. perhaps. and flung herself upon the ground behind Jesus* feet. imon. which she has washed with her tears and anointed with precious ointment. the publican went down from the 'emple in better case than the "harisee. and washed them with her tears. has willed to heal your body and her soul. But this woman. and wiped them with the hairs of her head.or indeed they were see$ing how to $ill him. which is sin.3hat decree. having entered the house of imon. many sins are forgiven her. which was (dam..upon your sanctuary. invited him to eat bread. pea$. Jesus said! . reported to the :oman soldiers that which Jesus had said against their gods. . (nd having said this. Jesus prayed. (nd while he was eating. o be it< o be it<.
1ave you seen a poor man invited to a prince*s house to eat bread-.3oe to the men that come into the world.1old your peace.+ )aster.or before # $new you # went to fish. (gain Jesus said! . the enemy of the man their master came and sowed tares over the good seed. why is this done and this said in the world-* but rather to account himself. in eating with 1erod. how did you bear yourself at the table. one day when he was feasting. John. even to thirty. and said! .Did you as$ for the most delicate food.2et us fear God. for our pride<.Did you see$ to have the most honourable place. whereupon as he sowed some of the seed fell upon the road. 'he disciples trembled with fear at the words of Jesus% when he said again! . in order that you might be our teacher and 6the teacher7 of every one that fears God. ..#hapter 1+1 1is disciples drew near to Jesus after the nightly prayer. 3hereupon they all drew near to the sea. when the $ing gave me a little piece of flesh. he receives it from God. (s God lives. that 1e cast us not into the abyss for our pride. 'he servants came to their master and said! .or this world is a house where God feasts men. it was burnt up by the sun% some fell in the hedges.Behold. John answered! . for the greatness of the favour that the $ing did to me.3herefore then is there sprung up therein a great 8uantity of . + John. did you not sow good seed in your field. because it had no moisture. a poor fisherman. and sitting down awaited his word. you sinned not. si0ty. there was seen sprung up among the corn a great 8uantity of tares. 3hereupon.Behold. # should have been fain to serve him all the days of my life. and this was trodden under foot of men and eaten up of birds% some fell upon the stones. for it was of God*s disposition you did so.Did you spea$ when you were not 8uestioned at the table. as in truth he is. whereupon it.(s God lives. there is nothing so small received here in the world from 6the hand of7 God. seeing myself. for # fear lest God should cast us into the abyss. # thought that the world had fallen upon my head. if the $ing had been of our 2aw. . and anchored so near the land that the voice of Jesus might be heard.Now how did you eat bread with infidels.+ ir. he made me stay and eat there. wherefore he went into a little boat which lay a little off from the shore by itself.. everything that a man receives. (s God lives.that you may live in the world as John lived in the house of 1erod when he ate bread with him. 3herefore man ought to bear himself with deepest humility% $nowing his own vileness and the greatness of God. (nd truly # say that. have you heard of John what is done in the house of a prince. whereupon when it sprang up. Jesus answered! . but that in return man ought to spend his life for love of God.. with the great bounty by which he nourishes us.clad. whereupon when it grew up the thorns choc$ed the seed% and some fell on good ground.Did you account yourself more worthy than the others to sit at table-. and used to sell the fish to the family of 1erod. unworthy to stand in the world at God*s board. ill. o do. Jesus cried out! . 1e then opened his mouth and said! . the father of a family sowed good seed in his field! whereupon. in whose presence my soul stands. bare fruit.God pardon you.. the sower went out to sow. said Jesus to his disciples. 'hen Jesus said! . even li$e (biram. how must we do to escape pride-. #hapter 1+* Jesus wal$ing along the sea of Galilee was surrounded by a great multitude of fol$. as the servants of the good man slept. # having brought thither a fine fish. John answered! . and an one hundredfold. # did not dare to lift up my eyes. for so shall you be in truth free from all pride.. sitting among the $ing*s barons. (nd truly # say to you.# have eaten bread in 1erod*s house. . + brethren. for as they live in pride they shall die in contempt and shall go into confusion. 'herefore it is not lawful for man to say! *(h. when the corn sprang up. 3hereupon. + John< But tell me. wherein have eaten all the holy ones and prophets of God. 3hereupon.
not caring for him who was fain to give them. #t is. #hapter 1++ 1is disciples drew near to Jesus and as$ed him. that in every condition when man fears God the word of God will bear fruit in him. from which all the neighbouring citizens ta$e water to wash off their uncleanness% but the citizen suffers his own clothes to putrefy. whose is this . eating the figs. tell us the meaning of the parables which you spo$e to the people. have the word of God removed from their memory by atan.'here went forth many men to sell figs. for carnal comforts cause 6men7 to forsa$e the word of God. upon the good ground. received him into his house and ministered to him..Do not so. the disciples came near to Jesus and he said to them! *'he man who sows seed upon the road. But when they arrived at the mar$et. an evil citizen said! * urely # may become rich. behold.or then shall you go and pull up the tares from among the corn and cast them into the fire to be burned.. 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. 'he one chose to sell the peel of the apple for its weight in gold. upon the thorns. without which generation is impossible. (gain Jesus said! ..'he hour of prayer draws near% wherefore when the evening prayer is ended # will tell you the meaning of the parables. seeing they serve not God. albeit they have some memory thereof.* 3hereupon he called together his two sons and 6said7! *Go you and gather a great 8uantity of leaves with bad figs. men sought not good figs but fair leaves. 'he other desired to give the apples away. 'ruly # say to you. our God. they cannot hope for help from God. though the word of God grow upon them. But he is not a father after the manner of nature. Jesus answered! .tares-. is he who teaches the word of God. (nd thus on that day Jesus spo$e to the crowd in parables. receiving only a little bread for his &ourney.* . when carnal desires grow up they cho$e the good seed of the word of God. for the men were mightily pleased with leaves. but while men slept the enemy of man came and sowed tares over the corn. (nd seeing this.. became sic$ with a grievous sic$ness.* aid the servants! . for that he is incapable of motion. 'he master answered! *Good seed did # sow. But men bought the peel of the apples for its weight in gold. 'he master answered! . whereupon it brings forth fruit of eternal life. 'hen having dismissed them.place. with his mother. who by reason of the long &ourneys which they ma$e. 3herefore. 3hen the prayer was ended. not caring for the substance of the apples. 'herefore the men were not able to sell their figs. but the corn you shall put into my granary. #t falls among the thorns when it comes to the ears of them that love their own life. (gain Jesus said! .+ )aster. 'hat which falls on good ground is when the word of God comes to the ears of him who fears God. saying! .Behold a citizen has a fountain. # tell you truly that he is God our 2ord% father of all things. #t falls upon the road when it comes to the ears of sailors and merchants. *+f that father of a family. where he had raised to life the widow*s son% who.3ill you that we go and pull up the tares from among the corn-. then. for that he has created all things. 3hereupon the men. and the variety of nations with whom they have dealings..* (nd these they sold for their weight in gold. (gain Jesus said! . he went with his disciples to Nain. upon the stones.'here went forth two men to sell apples. which falls upon a great number of men. no even despising him. #t falls upon the stones when it comes to the ears of courtiers. whereupon. as soon as they have any tribulation the word of God goes out of their memory! for. . for you would pull up the corn therewith% but wait till the time of harvest comes.
that hell is one. for whose sa$e God waits for the world to repent. then. but* preaches in truth. yet has seven centres one below another%. whence are come countless sects of wic$ed doctrine. Now # say to you. but rather despised. #hapter 1+'hey that bear good figs are the true teachers who preach good doctrine. and the rest of his body were as small as an ant. in order that he may cease to sin. + wretched man. so also has a sinner no need of fine words.1ow should one listen to the word of God% and how should one $now him that preaches for love of God-. (s God lives. in order that man may flee from sin. /now you. 'hose two men that sell apples are the one. # will answer you. Jesus answered! *+ "eter. for as seven gates of hell has atan generated it! so are there seven punishments therein. if God please. but suffers his own garments to become putrefied. even as sin is of seven $inds.+ )aster. @nderstand you. Jesus answered! .. be there so many errors-.. but rather of a good ointment. see$ing only a poor man*s livelihood.'ruly # say to you. even as a wounded man has no need of fine bandages to bind up his wounds. we will disperse these errors by destroying men.* 'he holy ones say! *+ ir.. atan &oins himself with the flesh and the sense. is the teacher who to others preaches penitence and himself abides still in sin. it is a great thing that you have as$ed. nevertheless.* urely. man becomes sic$ and ready for eternal death. and brings a large supply of leaves% that is.?es. should be avoided as an horrible serpent. such a man is not received by the world. he who preaches for love of God. wherefore he flatters none. and gives the apple away. through being occupied in the business of the world. having respect of persons.world% and the field where he sows is man$ind. therefore. would not this thing be monstrous. good doctrine to men3herefore. he ruins the soul that follows his flattery. and how long they shall be in hell. (h< how many have perished for this cause<* 'hen answered he who writes and said! . *'he holy ones and prophets cry! .+ ir. but himself repents not of his sins.* #hapter 1+0 'hen said "eter! . God answers! *Do not so. which ta$es pleasure in lies. 1ence. a 8uantity of earthly things. and the seed is the word of God. . for at that time shall the infidels be gathered by my angels and shall be cast out with atan into hell. that he is more monstrous who preaches penitence to others. see$s from the teachers leaves of fine words and flattery. 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. 'he which seeing. surely. tell us how the lost shall be tormented. while the good faithful ones shall come to my $ingdom. gave you not.1e that preaches should be listened to as though God were spea$ing when he preaches good doctrine% because God is spea$ing through his mouth. But wait until the Judgment. o when the teachers are negligent in preaching the word of God. but while men have been given up to vanity atan has sowed errors to bring to nothing my 2aw. but rather of good reproofs. truly. for the faithful are so closely &oined to the infidels by $inship that the faithful will be lost with the infidel. then. so flattering the world. but the world. flattering particular men. God answers! *# have given good doctrine to men. he it is who preaches to please men! and. for in truth he poisons the human ear. in which he covers up sin% the which receiving. in whose presence my soul stands. atan sows error in the heart of men. 'he citizen who has the water and gives his water to others to wash off their uncleanness. But he who sells the peel for its weight in gold. But he that reproves not sins. many infidel fathers shall beget faithful sons.
and mourn that he be not gone down to the seventh centre. to such a degree that there shall be nought to eat but live scorpions and live serpents. he is not able to give vent to his wrath by insulting others. (nd. (nd they that shall have sinned with harlots. those very scorpions which he eats that they may devour his belly. in wishing to do after his own manner. and suffering in them all the pains that are therein. planting their feet upon his throat. and mourns that he has no worse. that is the loftiest in heart. (nd what is worse.or the proud. But what is worse. and ma$e him fall to earth many times beneath the weight% nor does any help him to lift it up! no. for greater torment. where he shall suffer e0treme poverty. who push him. (nd the demons. 'he wrathful goes down to the first centre. seeing that his tongue is fastened by a hoo$. a double amount is laid upon him. all these acts of impurity shall be transformed for them into union with the infernal furies% which are demons li$e women. Now with these shall all the lustful en&oy the infernal embers which shall be their bed. for that he has his hands and feet bound. 1ere are built cities and immense palaces. whose tongue is gull whose body is all girt with barbed hoo$s li$e those wherewith they catch the silly fish. contrary to that which God commands. who here chaffs at the good of his neighbour and re&oices at his misfortune. which as soon as they are finished must needs be pulled down straightway. and when he shall have it in his hands other devils with violence shall snatch it from his hands with these words! . and his legs are fettered with infernal serpents. seeing that sloth has ta$en away the power of his arms. (nd there shall they be embraced by horrible infernal serpents. and he shall be ever derided and scorned of devils. it being too much to lift. and there shall be chafed by the fangs of a great number of infernal serpents. . and not wishing to recognize anyone above him! even so there shall he be put under the feet of atan and his devils. the nature of whose generative organs is fire. +h unhappy man< Now shall he find himself in that condition when he shall remember past abundance and behold the penury of the present% and that with the goods that then he may not have he could have ac8uired eternal delights< 'o the fourth centre shall go the lustful. where he is insulted by all the devils and by as many of the damned as go down lower than he. yet the &ustice of God shall cause that it shall so seem to the wretched envious man. 'o the third centre shall go down the slothful who will not wor$ now. what is worse. 'hey spurn him and smite him. which give such torment that it would be better never to have been born than to eat such food. not being able to come forth speedily. they are eaten over again.or where there is no gladness at all it shall seem to him that every one re&oices at his misfortune.or although the damned are incapable of any &oy. ?et is he not able to defend himself. shall offer him that which he desires. whose hair is serpents. filthy as they are. (nd as here he see$s to be higher than God. whose nails are razors. whose mouth is poisonous. where they that have transformed the way given them by God shall be as corn that is coo$ed in the burning dung of the devil. rend the secret parts of the glutton. who has not his hands free to cool his body as he wal$s and to ease the burden. as the rich feast suffered. 'o the second centre shall go down the gluttonous. passing through all the centres above it. Now here there is dearth of food. (nd it shall seem to him that all things in hell re&oice at his torment. as when one seems in a dream to be spurned by some one and feels torment thereby even so shall be the ob&ect set before the wretched envious man. in appearance. (nd these enormous stones are laid upon the shoulders of the slothful. *'he envious.:emember that you would not give for love of God% so God wills not that you now receive. . whose eyes are flaming sulphur. 'here are offered to them indeed by the demons. (nd when they are come forth foul and unclean.. because a single stone is not placed aright. they cannot put out a hand on the occasion when the meat appears to them. 'he covetous shall go down to the fifth Centre. shall go down to the si0th Centre. who shall trample him down as the grapes are trampled when wine is made. delicate meats% but for that they have their hands and feet bound with fetters of fire. ma$ing him lie down upon the road where they pass. whose claws are li$e those of gryphons. li$e . behind him are the demons. shall be plunged into the lowest centre.
and in such wise that the cold shall not temper.# tell you that thither shall come 6even7 the )essenger of God. the one being sad at good wor$s. remember the promise made to me your servant. #t is true.. common to all the centres.* 'he disciples were affrighted.. 3here. (nd what shall # say. concerning them that have received my faith. 1earing which. that the holy ones and prophets of God shall go there to behold. . only suffering fear. so long shall they abide without punishment. God shall answer! .2ord. (s for the faithful. li$e the mi0ture of various grains ma$e a loaf. (fter those years shall the angel Gabriel %come into hell. in my despite.two grades. (nd because he has human flesh. seeing that they were not willing for the love of God to put an end to their sin. and lead him into paradise. they would rest delighted. and said! * o then the faithful must go into hell-* Jesus answered! *9very one. however. there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. hearing this. 'hen shall his )essenger spea$ to God and say! . But he shall abide there 6only7 so long as it ta$es to shut and open the eyes. (nd this shall God do in order that every creature may $now that he has received benefit from the )essenger of God. But the faithful shall have comfort. must go into hell. shall all be united by the &ustice of God. #n this accursed place shall there be a general punishment. wind. they shall abide in hell seventy thousand years.(s$ what you will. where are your promises made to us. because their torment shall have an end. sulphur. that they shall not abide for evermore in hell. 'hereupon hell shall tremble at his presence. terror. frenzy. atan shall smite himself upon the face with both his hands.ly.that which he uses who sells flesh. lightning. 'hen the angel of God shall return to paradise.+ 2ord.# pray you. #hapter 1+1 #n this accursed spot shall abide the infidels for evermore! insomuch that if the world were filled with grains of millet. the heat nor the fire the ice. to free them from those bitter punishments. 'hen shall God command the four favourite angels of God% that they go to hell and ta$e out every one that has the faith of his )essenger. + 2ord. (nd this they shall do. and this is un&ustly done<. and the other delighting in evil. + my friend. But there is not this hope. and screaming shall say! . and a single bird once in a hundred years should ta$e away a single grain to empty the world if when it should be empty the infidels were to go into paradise. cold. not suffering any punishment and the righteous. who are in seventy. for here comes )uhammad %our enemy<. 3hen he shall go there all the devils shall shrie$.+ )uhammad. my God.. who shall have had the faith without good wor$s. and shall hear them say! . all those that have human flesh and shall be under punishment.?ou are more noble than #. ice. but each shall give torment to the wretched sinner. be he who he may. and see$ to hide themselves beneath the burning embers. to behold the &ustice of God. saying that those who have your faith shall not abide in hell for evermore-. is your mercy. and having approached with reverence the )essenger of God shall narrate to him what he has heard. 2ord.. for # will give you all that you as$. fly. because their torment cannot have an end. saying one to another! . thunderstorms. so long as the )essenger of God shall abide to behold hell. heat. those of the two last grades. #hapter 1+7 'hen shall the )essenger of God say! .or fire. .
seeing they died in this faith. and sought him saying! . and shall ta$e me out of the world. nourished with spiritual delight. all the men of the city. even though they have not done any good wor$s. is this world our native country. F. came to the house where Jesus was with his disciples. early. 'hen Jesus had compassion on their misery. as says the prophet David! 1e shall ma$e him fall into the pit who spreads a snare for his neighbour. 6(nd the three disciples7 received some consolation 6from this7. 'hey ran to Jesus.or God shall save me from their hands. D.. and said! . with the women and children. But the &ust God shall ma$e him fall. 3herefore he opened his mouth and said! .. seeing that the first man was cast out into the world into e0ile and there he suffers the punishment of his error..# fled because # $new that a host of devils is preparing for me that which in a short time you shall see. 'hey gathered so much corn that they did not $now where to store it% and this thing was cause of plenty in #srael. 'he three disciples were afraid% but Jesus comforted them saying! . 'he citizens too$ council to set up Jesus as their $ing $nowing which he fled from them and the disciples strove fifteen days to find him. 'ruly # say to you. shall go into paradise after the punishment of which # have spo$en. said! . and they showed him the multitude of their children.. C.(nd such shall be the advantage of the faith of God*s )essenger%. ee that for these twenty days we give ourselves to fasting and prayer% for God will have mercy upon you. on the morning of the twentieth day. they beheld the fields and hills covered with ripe corn.1e who wal$s without $nowing where he goes is surely unhappy% but more unhappy is he who is able and $nows how to reach a good hostelry.si0 of Jesus* disciples% and he abode in Damascus awaiting the others. Jesus answered! . (nd when he had heard it Jesus gave than$s to God.+ )aster.1ow long is it until harvest-. and by James with John.. for none of you shall betray me.urely not. all the disciples see$ you weeping. for they $new that Jesus must depart from the world. ir. 6while7 being persecuted 6by7 aul. the chief priests with the elders of the people shall rise against me and 6they7 shall wrest authority to $ill me from the :oman governor. ate wild fruits and herbs for two years. in the rain. have mercy upon us. thirty.. brethren. and said! .* #hapter 1+3 3hen morning was come.. two by two. 'ell me. the prophet of God.3e have sought you mourning% yes. Jesus answered! ..Go. God has caused this dearth because here began the madness of men and the sin of #srael when they said that # was God. did not see bread. and in peril of robbers.+ what fear is yours< Do you not $now that 9li&ah. 'hey answered! . (nd they. because they shall fear that # wish to usurp $ingship over #srael. # shall be sold and betrayed by one of my disciples. or on of God. weeping. and recounted everything to him. and therefore they endured well% but how shall these little ones fare-. while the persecution of (hab continued for three years. because this year the worms have eaten the corn. and we shall not receive any bread this year in our land.Do not be afraid. E. brethren. why did you flee from us. ir. gather the bread which God has given. . 6#s there7 an e0ile who does not aspire to return to his own rich country when he finds himself in poverty- . yet desires and wills to abide on the miry road. )oreover.'wenty days. as Joseph was sold into 9gypt. 'hen Jesus said! . #hapter 1+9 Jesus was found by him who writes. the servant of God. 3hen they had fasted for nineteen days. 6and7 twice only did he eat bread. 'he men answered! . they were prophets of God.David our father. that those that shall have believed in him. 'he day following there came. (nd they mourned every one. C. .or. nourishing himself only with herbs and wild fruits.
when he sees that man*s flesh is reserved to be food of worms. said the prophet David.* answered the disciples. and be despised of his neighbours. even as all rare things are precious..'hey are mad and frenzied. #t is certain that he who has no hope of receiving anything from the :omans. never to return. (nd much less would he do so when he found himself to have offended Caesar. 6why7 will men not measure their life by death. and olomon. cries with me! + death. but e0perience proves it. but wal$ing on the edges he would brea$ his head% what would you say if you saw men opposing one another. *9ven so is it true. 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. #t is because. he is born na$ed. 9ven so # tell you truly. #hapter 1-0 Believe. . God*s prophet.F.1e shall die. # do not say this because # have to die now. the flesh. No. which is born to die.urely. 3henever a man begins anything. and go to live in :ome. prophet of God! . and if they are not frenzied they are desperate.+ wretched man< for the building of his life will fall with great ruin because he does not loo$ not to the foundation of death< #hapter 1-1 'ell me! when a man is born. 'he death of the holy is precious in the sight of the 2ord.1ow shall a man who has not learned to die well die a good death. #f a man sewing cloth should thread beams instead of thread in the needle. for there shall he find the truth. that # 6have7 come into the world with a privilege which no man has had. But his life . and striving in emulation to get nearest to the edge and $ill themselves. shows that to wor$ a thing well it is necessary to e0ercise oneself in that 6thing7. when one spea$s to them 6of death7 they will not 6heed7 his speech.( mean linen cloth in which he is wound! and this is the reward which the world gives him. Now man sees not that he is doing this continually when he gathered earthly goods. because they are of a law that is foreign to him. everything that is done amiss. but in vain. #f the means in every wor$ must be proportionate to the beginning and the end in order that the wor$ is brought to a good end. (s God lives.'he sinner shall die a most evil death. Do you $now why 6such a death is precious7. but rather to place him in paradise. .D. E. how would the wor$ attain 6its end7. how in time of peace they e0ercise themselves with one another as if they were at war.(ssuredly reason denies it. wherein the beams of earthly goods cannot be threaded. But # will spea$ to you of this 6matter7 in order that you may learn to die. 1ave you seen them that build 6and7 how they lay every stone with the foundation in view. + miserable man. and the sense. let him study the boo$ of the tomb. what end shall the man have who desires earthly riches.or death is the needle. (nd when he is laid dead beneath the ground. for there shall he find the true doctrine for his salvation. if there were a road which was of such condition that wal$ing in the midst thereof a man should go safely. so the death of them that die well. being rare. 1ave you seen the soldiers.urely he would wor$ in vain. but he ta$es pains that his design may have a good conclusion. what advantage has he. as says David. 'ell me. + men. is not willing to leave his own country with all that he has. let him gaze upon the tombs. .or he will $now to beware of the world. how is he born. not only is he 6aiming7 to finish 6it7. since 6only he7 who is not born does not die . Nevertheless in his madness he strives continually to ma$e the wor$ succeed. how bitter is the remembrance of you to them that have rest in their riches< C.3hat amazement would be yours< (ssuredly you would say! .. for # am sure that # shall live even near to the end of the world. because the lovers of the world will not thin$ upon death.# will tell you. (nd whoever believes not this at my word. even once. measuring if it is straight 6so7 that the wall will not fall down. is precious in the sight of God our creator. 1e who would fain become wise beyond all others in the fear of God. nor will even the )essenger of God have it% seeing that our God did not create man to set him in the world.
Now how shall we fare under the sovereignty of such a man. and that the promise was made in #shmael and not in #saac. have a $ing and a governor that are alien to our 2aw. lost the hope of becoming powerful in the world.urely we shall fare badly% because he is fain to reform the worship of God after the ancient custom. when the governor and 1erod should agree thereto. when he saw that Jesus was fled. 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. that we might not $now to what end he said this. But because they follow the flesh and the world they are frenzied. for so shall # be able to obtain something good. having . not being able to see Jesus because of the great multitude. more than any other. (nd if he were a wise man he would not flee from the honour that God wills to give him. 3hen the citizens recognized Jesus. (nd so we are able to do whatsoever we list% for. wherein was $ept all that was given him for love of God.* #hapter 1-* Judas. for the angel of God has said to me that # must go there. and cruel enemies of their own selves. by the will of God.* 3hereupon.. 3herefore it will be better that # ma$e arrangement with the chief priests and with the scribes and "harisees. (nd they too$ counsel with the high priest. he gave notice to the scribes and "harisees how the matter had passed in Nain. who care not for our 2aw. 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. which holds a middle place in man. $nowing that # believe not in him. they would follow the 2aw of God. 3e now.2et us return into Galilee. but says that he shall come of the seed of #shmael.(ssuredly the #shmaelites shall come into repute with the :omans. having ta$en counsel among themselves. Jesus said! .urely we shall all perish with our children! for being cast out of our office we shall have to beg our bread. ( publican named =acchaeus.'hen Jesus wept and said! *9ven so. and they shall give them our country in possession% and so shall #srael again be sub&ected to slavery as it was aforetime. and so he himself would be a powerful man.or if they lived according to reason. and would be saved from eternal death. our God is so merciful that he is appeased with sacrifice and fasting. (fter the coming of all the disciples. even as we care not for theirs. at which Jesus said! . everyone desired to see him. Jesus came to Nazareth. (nd on that day Judas the traitor. . *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. made show of having suffered grief at Jesus* absence. and there waited for Jesus to pass that place when he went to the synagogue. saying! *3hat shall we do if this man become $ing. praised be God. the traitor. Jesus then. even though we sin. 3herefore. striving to live more arrogantly and more lasciviously than one another. having made his resolution. they plotted to seize him by night. for he carried Jesus* purse.2et every one beware of him who without occasion labours to give you to$ens of love. and see how to give him up into their hands. 3hat then shall the fruit be if this man be suffered to live. climbed to the top of a sycamore. having heard the proposal. he says that the )essiah shall not come of the seed of David 4as one of his chief disciples has told us5. o one sabbath morning. for he cannot away with our traditions.* 3herefore. are the lovers of the world. who was of small stature. #hapter 1-+ 'hen all the disciples came to Damascus. truly. having lost this hope..* 3herefore. he said within himself! *#f this man were a prophet. (nd God too$ away our understanding. he would $now that # steal his money% and so he would lose patience and cast me out of his service.
3hy does the physician 6enter7 into a house'ell me.. for today # will abide in your house. ma$ing no account of the world. . friend and prophet of God. 'he man came down and received him with gladness.or *"harisee* strictly means *see$s God* in the language of Canaan. no one observed such doctrine. wrote a little boo$ in which he included all human wisdom with the 2aw of God our 2ord. But truly # say to you. when #srael has more than a hundred thousand "harisees. But now. which is the worship of human hands. let us see if you are 6true7 "harisees. . 'he "harisees murmured... 9noch. because they $new that. at the prayer of his disciple 9lisha. began to see$ God their creator. .or in all their acts they sought God their creator. 'he "harisees were confounded when they heard the name of the boo$ of 9li&ah. but in very deed. . . who said again.#f you were 6true7 "harisees you would forsa$e all other business to attend to this% for the "harisee see$s God alone.. a friend of God. beholding those of our people that were separated from the world to serve God. #hapter 1-(s God lives.. and for love of God they forsoo$ cities and their own goods. lifted up his eyes and said! . and you hold our religion in reprobation<. (nd so men. may it please God that out of every thousand there be one elect<. o they tarried in confusion to listen to Jesus. said Jesus.come to that place. 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. in whose presence my soul stands.'o heal the sic$. who wal$ed with God in truth. you have no statues of idols and adore the wind% loo$ to your fate and come and serve our gods..Come down.* 'ruly # say to you. o then we are all reprobate. Jesus answered! .# will tell you. 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. through desire of paradise. 'hey 6claimed they had7 to depart under prete0t of business to be done.for 6those who are7 whole have no need of medicine. #hapter 1-0 (s God lives. and # will tell you why # am come in here. even as he that is clean has no need of the bath. so hear$en to my words. selling 6their goods7 and giving to the poor for love of God. saying to Jesus* disciples! . said Jesus. because they had no need of repentance. But come. the friend of God. do you $now your origin and how the world began to receive "harisees. *1e see$s God*% as much as to say! *+ madman. 'hey answered! . ma$ing a splendid feast. God sends his prophets and servants into the world in order that sinners may repent% and he sends 6them7 not for the sa$e of the righteous. seeing that you do not $now it. only the sic$. but all were elect of God. if you were true "harisees you would be glad that # should have gone in to sinners for their salvation. when they saw such an one.3hy 6has7 your master gone in to eat with publicans and sinners-. since the Canaanites were given up to idolatry..# do not hold the religion of the true "harisees in reprobation but in approbation and for that # am ready to die. =acchaeus. as you are.! .all the saints and prophets of God have been "harisees not in name. 'ell me.. Jesus answered! .?ou say the truth. 9li&ah. having $nowledge of this. for there did this name begin 6as a7 way of deriding good men. 'hen Jesus said! . 'he "harisees answered in indignation! . 3hereupon the Canaanites. in the time of 9li&ah. said in derision *"harisee<* that is. through their traditions.
2et the lump of earth sleep on the na$ed earth 6and7 for every night let two hours of sleep suffice. #hapter 1-1 .. because he who fears God is content to $now only that which God wills. + "harisees. 3hen he wal$s.. 2et one garment. 3hen they eat. writes this! 3hoever desires to learn much. let them rise from the table still hungry% thin$ing every day not to attain to the ne0t% spending their time as one draws his breath. who does nothing but reprove our sins. let them live better than others.. 3hen he spea$s. Now do this in the service of God. 2et him hate no one save himself% condemn no one save himself. let them attend to their own selves. for the master does not suffer himself to be found outside his house 6in a place7 where he is not loved. as does a friend who spea$s with a friend. let him not spea$ save that which is necessary. let him not loo$ save at his own feet. 1ow shall the sinner amend his life when he hears one worse than he teaching him'hey that see$ God. because nothing can be learned from him who $nows less than ourselves. 'hey that wish to do good wor$s. for in this way you shall find God 6so7 that in every time and place you shall feel that you are in God and God 6is7 in you. because God has mercy upon sinners. 'his is the little boo$ of 9li&ah. let him 4sic5 flee the conversation of men% because )oses being alone upon )ount inai found him and spo$e with God. let them stand in such fear as if they were at the Judgment to come. suffice. for 6there is no profit7 in gaining the whole world and losing one*s own soul. servant of God. . in this world in which he is hated. of the s$in of beasts. 'hey that see$ fair words do not see$ God. 'hey that wish to teach others. they 4sic5 fear God little. 'hey that see$ God. 'herefore guard your senses and guard your heart. 4for so begins the little Boo$5.to all them that desire to wal$ with God their creator. let them shut fast the doors and windows of their house. with the 2aw that God has given you through )oses. (gain # say to you that if you were 6true7 "harisees you would have had &oy that # 6have7 entered in here. because God is not found outside of us. 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. 'hey that desire to see$ God. #n prayer.9li&ah.
.* #hapter 1-7 3hile they were ma$ing merry in the house. and $ill the fatted calf and we will ma$e merry. truly. departed and went into a far country. and to his disciples! .* (nd he called his servants and said! *Bring new robes here and clothe my son. But when he came to himself he said! *+h. such that the wretched man went to serve a citizen. where he wasted all his substance with harlots. and it came to pass that his father saw him coming from afar off. do not go to Judea. (nd he departed from his father without receiving even a piece of money. for you are my son. and was moved to compassion over him.. (fter this there arose a mighty famine in that country. behold # will give. your brother 6has7 come. therefore. and the younger said! *. and # will not suffer you to be in the condition of my slave. the "harisees departed in indignation. was lost and now is found% 6that is why7 we must re&oice.* 'he poor man went. 'herefore his father came out to him and said to him! * on. Come therefore and re&oice with him. and sinners shall go into the $ingdom of God. as$ing him why they were ma$ing merry in this way.'hen =acchaeus said! . (s God lives. do to me as to one of your servants. ir. 'he son bowed himself down. and said! *?ou can go and triumph 6but7 # will not eat at the table of fornicators. and you never gave me a lamb to eat with my friends. now that he is come you have $illed the fatted calf<. 'hen Jesus said to them that were converted to repentance...'his day has salvation come to this house. many publicans. 'he father answered! * on. fourfold all that # have received by usury. Jesus answered! . . living lu0uriously.ather.* 'he elder son was more angry. having received his portion. . for # do not fear them but 6rather7 fear God.even so is there re&oicing among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. # have sinned in heaven against you. (nd when they had eaten he departed for he 6was going7 to Judea. but # do not fear. (nd while feeding them he assuaged his hunger in company with the swine. and will say to him! *. saying! *. and give him new 6garments7% give him the ring on his finger. for love of God. and will go to my father. o he went forth to meet him. 2et them do all that they desire. But as for this worthless fellow that departed from you. you are always with me and everything is yours% but this one was dead and is alive again.or 6this7 son 6of mine7 was dead but has now come to life again% he was lost and now is found. said Jesus. and would not go into the house. for # am not worthy to be called your son. eating acorns. for they cannot do anything contrary to the will of God.do not say so. harlots. he marvelled and called one of the servants. (nd he. give me my portion of goods*% and his father gave it 6to7 him. and hearing that they were ma$ing merry within. and having come up to him he embraced him and $issed him. and they are feasting.)aster. wasting all his portion with harlots. 'he disciples said! . 'hen Jesus said! .ather. who set him to feed swine in his property. # have sinned in heaven against you% do with me as you do to one of your servants.A 'here was a father who had two sons..* 'he 6elder7 son answered with indignation! *# have always served you with good service.. how many in my father*s house 6are7 feasting in abundance.# $new it before they did it. and they that account themselves righteous shall go into eternal flames.. for we $now that the "harisees have ta$en counsel with the high priest against you.* 'he elder son was greatly angered when he heard this.* 'he father answered! * on.ather. 'he servant answered him! *?our brother 6has7 come 6home7 and your father has $illed the fatted calf. 'ruly. and # perish here with hunger< # will arise. the elder son came home. 1earing this.
and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one .* . and # had been for two months without drin$ing. 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. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water.#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today. therefore. . o. 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water. you do not $now how to read. are they 6really7 "harisees.but # meant to say. therefore you did not sin. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart. and so they found each other. Come. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed.* 'he elder said! *+ brother. # felt an e0altation within me. the elder. .are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. brother-* 1e answered.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. 6but7 # $now how to read.* said the elder. that there is nothing worse here upon earth than 6when7 a man covers himself with 6the7 profession and garb of religion 6in order7 to cover his wic$edness. as though # were better than you.or # confess to you that # sinned against you. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael. if they had not sinned.ifteen years. 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.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother. you said the truth. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. . and # say to you truly. 'he elder said! *+ brother. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water. and so both set themselves to search for water. because of the great persecution by idolaters. and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. it is now two months since # have drun$ water. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there. brother-* 'he younger answered! *. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other. said! *3here do you dwell. in order that you may $now the present ones. 2et us go. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. he said! *Brother. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. and # have in my house the psalms of David. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here.* 'hen the elder said! *3ho is that infidel prince whom God has sent for the chastisement of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *1ow should # $now. 'he elder said! *+ brother.* *#t is true.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now. 'he more aged 6one7 said .* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you. (fter the departure of 9li&ah. therefore. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother. because.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he.* replied the younger. then. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time. for every year he had had dealings with men. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e.
and read that which our father David says! # will set a watch over my mouth that my tongue decline not to words of ini8uity. tell me. 'he younger answered! . for seventy. But them # condemn. *'he younger replied! . # say. then.+ brother. (nd all that a man learns. but loo$s on the heart! wherefore David.+ brother.. for # am now ninety years old. and not 6merely7 to $now it. but rather our heart. what faults have you. ?et # answer you that God our creator loo$s not on time. who are perfect . you have forgotten what our father 9li&ah said. hearing this.. o. was chosen $ing of #srael. 6(fter this7 there were fifteen more years before they found one another. if you are the most perfect 6of men7-.+ brother. said! *#t is true% and our God has pardoned you. that they who $now the commandments of God written in the 2aw ought to observe those 6first7 if they would afterwards learn more. on the Day of Judgment. * aid the elder! .. aid the elder! .+ brother. urely he did not write it that we might 6only7 $now it. seeing there are no men here-. e0cusing with e0cuse my sin.+ brother.. how shouldst you $now yourself to be the greatest of sinners.Brother.+ brother. that you $now you have not learned all that # said-. 'he younger answered! . for you despise $nowledge. the other that # do not desire to do penance for it more than other men. and the younger departed.* (nd having said this he too$ the "salms. *'he elder answered! .five years whereof # have been a "harisee-.Now. and became a prophet of God our 2ord.'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. * aid the elder! . (nd ever do # feel within myself one that e0cuses my faults. the elder 6"harisee7 said! *+ brother.* 'he more aged 6of the two7. for they serve their Creator better than #. or there is too much or too little rain upon the ground.+ brother.. perceiving the truth and righteousness of his companion. #hapter 101 . when he had found him again. with whom have you spo$en. # spea$ with myself. but rather that we might observe it. the elder said! .* 'hen the elder said! *1ow can this be. and not to observe it. that he who see$s God ought to condemn himself alone.# ought to consider the obedience of the sun and the planets. you say this in humility. *3hereupon. because the younger changed his dwelling. # learned them in a single hour and have never forgotten them% but # have not yet observed them. let it be observe it. (nd here the aged man made a discourse upon the tongue.. which our God wills to be prized. *'he younger answered! . and mine also.'he younger said! *+ brother.'he younger answered! .Now.+ur God does not see$ that our intellect should be good. (ccordingly. being fifteen years% old. 'he younger replied! . younger than si0 other his brethren. he will not as$ us what we have learned. 'o what purpose is it. then. for that # stand between two great faults! the one is that # do not $now myself to be the greatest of sinners. why have you not returned to any dwelling-* 'he younger answered! *Because # have not yet learned well what you said to me. say not so. but what we have done. either because they give not light as # desire. seeing 6that7 fifteen years have past-* 'he younger replied! *(s for the words. how shall # spea$ now so as not to fall into sin! for your word is true. for you are a holy one of God. 9very day # place myself before the &udgment of God. or because their heat is too great.* #hapter 100 *'he elder answered! . whose goodness or whose faults consider you on these mountains. to learn too much. to give account of myself. where have you learned this doctrine. say not so.
seeing it is not $nown where he is. urely..6#n this matter7 we need not words but deeds% cause therefore that your gods create one fly.- #hapter 10* Jesus having come to Jerusalem. is it lawful to wage war-. saying! . but since you are blind.(nd how many ate and were satisfied with five loaves and two fishes. 1e is a light that lightens the pilgrims* way. it is not $nown where he is.. but has corrupted #srael. and wish that we should forsa$e the multitude of gods 4for :ome alone has twenty. because they hold them for holy ones. and # will worship them.or every one of us has two eyes in his head. # cannot show you him..Beware of the leaven of the "harisees of our day. # would see$ to convert you. the soldiers drew near to tempt him and ta$e him. 'hen said the disciples one to another! *Now what leaven have we.Beware how you spea$. . and we will become Jews.. for if you pour contempt on our gods we will give you into the hand of 1erod.. wherefore Jesus said! . which has corrupted not only the "harisees of this day. which God gives to the world% for everything that he says and does is according to the 2aw of God. therefore.+ur faith tells us that our life is a continual warfare upon the earth. 'he soldiers answered! . who does as he does observes the 2aw of God. the honour which this people pays you must have ta$en away your understanding.eight thousand gods that are seen5 and should follow your God who is one only and for that he cannot be seen. . But he that ma$es the oil rancid. Jesus answered! .. aid the soldiers! .'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. this man is a false "harisee. wherefore we can see our God in every place.. #f.(ssuredly.. and thought of self.* 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. for # will worship them. Jesus answered! .* Jesus then embar$ed on a ship. and having entered one sabbath day into the 'emple.or even as oil rests at the top of every li8uor.*'his man was a true "harisee.. as our God has created you.. and the disciples were sorry that they had forgotten to bring bread. Jesus rebu$ed them. 'hen Jesus said! . o would you convert us to your faith. and they said! . putrefies the salt.1e is the oil of human nature. and perhaps he is but vanity. if we have not even any bread-* A 'hen Jesus said! *+ men of little faith. 'he soldiers answered! . pardon me.'he leaven of the "harisee is want of faith in God.#f you had eyes to see him # would show him to you. e0tinguishes the light .how us your God. beware that you do not as does the "harisee today. for a little leaven mars a mass of meal.)aster. /now you what is the true "harisee. 'hey answered! . But we of Judah have spiritual eyesight which are the fear and the faith of our God. you would not perish.or the simple fol$.#f # had created you. Jesus answered! . and began to e0tol their idols.#f they are omnipotent as you say. and you say we are blind. who will ta$e vengeance for our gods. '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. 'he soldiers were dismayed at hearing this. where there was no sign of corn. 'he soldiers re&oiced at hearing this. who are omnipotent. 'hen Jesus said! .Now how has your God created us. do that which they see the "harisees do. 3herefore. corrupts the boo$. and $new not what to say. have you then forgotten what God wrought in Nain. so the goodness of the true "harisee rests at the top of all human goodness. Jesus answered! .. . seeing they ma$e not a single fly afresh. for every one that considers his poverty with his penitence perceives that in this world we ought not to shut up our heart. 1e is a living boo$. # will not for them forsa$e that God who has created everything with a single word% whose name alone affrights . not $nowing how to read.
saying! . perhaps. e0cept that which is wrongly ta$en be restored.'omorrow # will do thus. . our God. and honour.. therefore. teach you us. (nd in li$e manner. therefore. if you said this to tempt me. ?ou. goods. in whose presence my soul stands. But this sin is of such a $ind that it shall never be remitted..(ssuredly now. 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.or he is the truth. when his possessions are stolen. and so in the power of atan has he done this. #hapter 10+ 'he priests and "harisees murmured among themselves and said! . time. (nd this is &ust. and that without any one touching them. 'hen said a scribe! *+ master. said again! *'hough # be not alone in #srael $nowing the truth. committed a grievous sin in saying that # alone $now the truth. (nd # tell you that. Jesus opened his mouth and said! . 'he soldiers answered! .. for this word . appertains to God alone and not to others. 'hen Jesus said! . sense. and they were fain to stretch forth their hands against Jesus. . when you ta$e time. why is not the robber crucified. be he of what fashion he will. so that if a man receive them not as God wills he becomes a robber. as God lives. for # should be stealing the honour of God. how has robbery filled all the world with sin. they 4sic5 cannot $now the robbers%. and they cannot show themselves but they are immediately hanged by the soldiery.alone. 3herefore. and life. and gives it to atan. But when a neighbour*s honour is ta$en away. (ll things created belong to the Creator. seeing that all held their peace. and spend the worse part in God*s service! then are you robbers indeed. is a robber% for he steals time and the soul and his own life. in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything. to you that.* 'hen Jesus. (nd they were so affrighted and fled in such wise that they were never more seen in Judea. who has honour. all are God*s possessions. there are but few robbers.Now let us see this% for we are fain to ta$e you. But this single precept has been so violated and abused that it has filled the world with sin. if a man bewail it and commit it no more.1as God.. flesh. 3hoever commits sin. by the grace of God. and not saying! . mighty and merciful.(donai abaoth<.armies.#f God will.* Jesus answered! *3hoso $nows not the goods. and fast with prayer and almsgiving.. who alone $nows the truth.(re goods. better than honour. for God has so commanded. the enemy of God. since you alone in #srael $now the truth. the robber shall be hanged% when his life is ta$en. forgives. # alone will spea$% wherefore hear$en to me. the murderer shall be beheaded. No. since you have as$ed me. 3hereupon straightway the soldiers were rolled out of the 'emple as one rolls cas$s of wood when they are washed to refill them with wine% insomuch that now their head and now their feet struc$ the ground. and therefore their sin is greater than that of the others.* Jesus answered! *# say not that # alone in #srael $now the truth. # say. if he spend them contrary to that which God wills.* 'hen the "harisees drew near to Jesus and said! *+ master. he is li$ewise a robber. forsooth. # should say so # should be a greater robber. (nd in saying that # alone $new God # should be falling into greater ignorance than all. therefore. # say to you truly that many rob who $now not what they do. and such 6 sin7 as shall never be remitted as other sins are remitted! seeing that for every other sin. which ought to serve God.1e has the wisdom of Baal and (shtaroth. 'hus soul.. and goods . # will say such a thing.+ur God commanded that we should not steal our neighbour*s goods. your sin is greater still. # will go to such a place. for the disease that is not $nown is not healed.* #hapter 10*'he man.
you call me good. created man free in order that he might love his Creator much the more and might $now his bounty.. # tell you. 'he priests drew near to Jesus and said! *)aster. (nd for this sin the serpents slew about seventy thousand of our people. which has a precipice on the right hand and on the left! but # will wal$ in the middle. (nd much more do you err in as$ing why God has not done according to your brain. who is blessed for evermore. in whose presence my soul stands. for God alone is good. then. who to display his riches. 3herefore the Creator. in order that man might remain sub&ect to him.* 3hen they heard this the priests were confounded.priest has sent you to tempt me. and in order that his slaves may love him more. he would not contradict his own bounty 4for God has no contradiction5 in order that. (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. God. tell me. #hapter 100 'hen the high.* 'he doctor was astounded when he heard this. perceiving that he $new their heart.or although God is omnipotent.* Jesus answered! *?our 8uestion is li$e a road over a mountain.urely not% for by reason of their murmuring our fathers entered not into the land of promise. who has no need of anything. who was gone out of the 'emple. . ?et # will answer you all. but only their children. and was sitting in olomon*s porch.* 'he old men . but free to do that which he pleases in regard to his own life and salvation or damnation. or no-* (nd this they said tempting him% for if he said! *God willed it. if God had granted everything to man. his omnipotence and bounty having wrought in man. he left him free by his bounty. or not have suffered men to see it. in order that in man might wor$ the mercy of God and his righteousness. 'he "harisees were consumed 6with rage7 at hearing this. man would not have $nown himself to be God*s servant% and so he would have accounted himself lord of paradise. and departed in confusion.commanded that he who ta$es goods shall be punished and he that ta$es life with goods shall be punished.or although God had power to hinder sin. 3herefore in creating man he created him free in order that he might $now that God had no need of him% >erbi gratia. forbade him the food. he that steals honour is worthy of greater punishment than he that robs a man of goods and of life. and said to him! *Good master. then. that whoever has the light of his eyes clear sees everything clear. 'hen Jesus said! *9very man. he should not contradict sin in man. but he that ta$es away honour shall go free. wor$s everything for his own use. in whose presence my soul stands. neither # nor you would have $nown the mercy of God and his righteousness. 3herefore # say that. (s God lives.* Jesus answered! *)an.priest called two old priests secretly and sent them to Jesus. having created him by his omnipotence. (nd he that hear$ens to the murmurer is li$ewise guilty. waiting to pray the midday prayer. (nd truly # say to you. But God. since he wor$s contrary to the will of God. that God our creator in his wor$ing conforms not himself to us. gives freedom to his slaves. # say. in order that the creature may depend on the Creator and not the Creator on the creature. and draws light even out of dar$ness itself% but the blind does not so. for that he has need. # tell you that the high./nowing that they must needs fall. wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to see$ his own way and convenience. and this is the fruit of his priesthood.Did God will that he should eat it. wherefore God did not grant corn and fruit to our fathers. (nd in to$en that # spea$ the truth. wherefore did man eat corn and fruit. (nd near him he had his disciples with a great multitude of people. as does a /ing. if man had not sinned. in such wise that he could resist evil and do good.* they would say! *'hen man has more power than God. for the one receives atan on his tongue and the other in his ears. surely he should have allowed them corn. . 'hen there drew near to Jesus a doctor. (s God lives.* they would answer! *3hy did he forbid it-* and if he said! *God willed it not. not having need of man. wrought according to his good pleasure. because they were not able to condemn his speech. but rather the honour of God his creator. but you err.
who sinned in this man. therefore. who said! *'his fellow has the devil at his bac$. priest! *1e says that he was born blind.* #hapter 101 3hen he had made the midday prayer. and when they were come the high.* 'hereupon they were dismissed. but how has he received light-* (nd they accosted him saying! *(re you the blind man that was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%-* 1e answered! *# am he and wherefore-* 'hey said! *Now how did you receive your sight-* 1e answered!. and spea$ the truth. but as # sat at the gate of the 'emple a man made me come near to him and.priest! *Did he heal you perhaps today.* 'hen said the high.priest. for the father and mother of the blind man. as$ him and he will tell you the truth. because a decree had gone forth from the :oman senate that no man might contend .* aid the high. all Jerusalem was filled with the matter. and this clay he placed upon my eyes and said to me! . he has enlightened me. and washed me. that is. *( man made clay.Go and wash you as that man has said. put some of that clay upon my eyes and sent me to the pool of iloam to wash% whereupon # went. 'he high priest as$ed him. 3herefore he was brought to the chief of the priests. for a testimony of the Gospel. but God created him so.* he replied. 'he man born blind replied! *Neither (braham nor )oses.* 'he "harisees did not believe this% so they said to the high priest! * end for his father and mother.* 'hen said the high. or some other prophet. saying! *)an. that he was born blind-* Jesus answered! .or others could not do such a thing. seeing he $eeps not the abbath<* #hapter 107 'he blind man answered! *3hether he is a sinner # $now not% but this # $now.* 'hey sent. that whereas # was blind.Go and wash you in the pool of iloam%.* +thers said! *#t is he. *Now give glory of God. a prophet and an holy one of the God of #srael.departed and recounted all to the high. wast you born blind-* *?es. for they will tell us the truth. 1is disciples as$ed him saying! . and now # see! blessed be the God of #srael<* 3hen the man born blind was come again to the beautiful gate of the 'emple.. his father or his mother. # went and washed. and now he sees% how has this thing befallen-* 'he father and mother of the man born blind replied! *'ruly he was born blind. spitting on the ground. and having washed received light% whereupon. *and tell us what prophet has appeared to you in a dream and given you light. the abbath%-* 'he blind man answered! *'oday he healed me. we $now not% he is of age. 3as it our father (braham%.priest said again to the man born blind! *Give glory to God. having made clay of earth with his spittle..)aster.priest. who recounts everything to him% for he aspires to the $ingship over #srael% but God will see to that. how that this fellow is a sinner.priest 8uestioned them saying! *#s this man your son-* 'hey answered! *1e is truly our son.priest as$ed him the name of that man. many who met him said! *#f this man were blind # should say for certain that it was he who was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%. as he went out of the 'emple.priest! *Behold now. 'he man born blind answered! *1e told me not his name. (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. who was conferring with the priests and the "harisees against Jesus. for he is Jesus the Nazarene%.* 'he high. and the high.* 4Now the father and mother of the blind man were afraid to spea$.Neither his father nor his mother sinned in him. but a man who saw him called me and said! . or )oses %the servant of God. but how he may have received the light. nor any prophet have # seen in a dream and been healed by him. and returned with the light of my eyes. as he returned home.* said the high. Jesus. found one blind from his mother*s womb.
% and by )icah the prophet he said! . in whose presence my soul stands. we $now not whence he is. God*s enemies. the creator of the world. forasmuch as according to nature every one longs after God. . that he is a sinner.* aid the "harisees! *Now what did he when he enlightened you-* 'hen the man born blind marvelled at their unbelief. from the beginning of the world to this hour.. #hapter 109 'he disciples answered! . therefore. with water. then. air and fire.* (nd they cast him out of the synagogue %and 'emple%. and become you disciple of such a man< for we are disciples of )oses%.3hen you shall $now the world. as$ him. stands not for the walls... # $now not% but this # $now. but as for this man. our father and his prophet. loves God% because by nature they long after God. even as the . again. there has never yet been enlightened one who was born blind% and God would not hear$en to sinners. /now you. e0ceeding great are your words. Jesus answered! . for as yet we understand not.priest. light to dar$ness..Begone. if he should conceive love towards this evil world. under pain of death! this decree had the governor obtained wherefore they said! *1e is of age. 'he second stands for all men. against the friends of the world. (nd what shall # say (s God lives. you shall see that # have spo$en the truth. who comforted him saying! *(t no time have you been so blessed as you are now. and would ma$e him reprobate! so greatly is God contrary to this world. water to fire.God has given them a precept which they transgress not. for we $now this man. *'he third world is men*s fallen condition of sinning. assuredly God would have ta$en from them their prophecy. the prophet of the Jews. and would you teach us. forbidding him to ma$e prayer with the clean among #srael. said to the man born blind! *Give glory to God and spea$ the truth. and said! *# have told you. the meaning. and so shall you $now the truth in every prophet. therefore have mercy upon us. whom you say to have healed you. (nd this world our God hates so sore that if the prophets had loved this world what thin$ you.3ould you also become his disciples-* 'he high.Because they long every one after an infinite good without any evil. Jesus said! . #hapter 103 'he man born blind went to find Jesus. that # saw not and he has enlightened me. saying! . prophet of God! . for. as is the will that God has contrary to the will of the world. for we understand them not. even though they err in see$ing God. cold to heat. that there be three $inds of worlds comprehended in a single name%! the one stands for the heavens and the earth.or earth is not so contrary to air.* 'he man born blind answered! *3hether he be a sinner.# curse your blessing. Now this world in all things follows the will of God. and all the things that are inferior to man. assuredly God would ta$e away from him all that he gave him when he created him.for Jesus. or love to hate.+ master.'hin$ you perhaps that God has created . urely. when the )essenger of God shall come to the world.priest then reviled him saying! *?ou were altogether born in sin. as says David%.house of such an one. Now this world. and this is God alone. and we $now that God has spo$en to )oses. 'his ma$es man become li$e to the demons. then.* 'he disciples accordingly as$ed him. and wherefore as$ you me again. great are your words% tell us. 'herefore the merciful God has sent his prophets to this world for its salvation. saying! *2ord.. (nd $now you wherefore all long after God. but for the family.*5 'he high. which has transformed itself into a law contrary to God. for you are blest of our God who spo$e through David.'hey curse and # bless..
... recite briefly all that befell. were fled to the mountain tops where men dwelt not. . 'hen said they both! . 3herefore to )oses the slaying of men was converted into sacrifice. for God will give them into your hands.1ow. ?ou are not able to understand this because you $now not what a thing is sin. Jehoshaphat. that we may see the truth clearly. truly.. and let us see what he says. who should be fain to ma$e himself e8ual with God.his )essenger to be a rival. # fear your face where. there stood before them four hundred false prophets. and bro$e off the fetters from his feet. and God would reward them% but because they persecute me for a contrary reason. . .Go up against the (mmonites. for he always predicts evil concerning me% and him # hold in prison. to wit. writes thus! .Go up.. 'ruly. but you did not believe it. smiling.Now how $now you this. because as many as were found had been slain by decree of (hab%. 'hen answered he who writes ! . Now Jehoshaphat.. while to (hab it was converted into sacrilege! insomuch that one and the same wor$ produced these two contrary effects. saying! . 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . # say to you. and you shall scatter (mmon. who feared our God. by their traditions. (hab as$ed him. is this in each case murder. if atan had spo$en to the angels in order to see how they loved God. $ing of #srael. persecuted me because the people of #srael has called me God. as$ed )icaiah. and (hab.or the love of the God of our fathers. in the name of God. hall we go up against the (mmonites. even as you have said. prophets and friends of God. fore # tell you that # have seen the people of #srael as sheep without a shepherd. seeing that only is sin which God wills not! insomuch that all that God wills is most alien from sin.'he $ing of #srael &oined himself with the $ing of Judah to fight against the sons of Belial 4that is. + )icaiah-. go up. #hapter 110 'hen said he who writes! . and his face bewildered li$e a man that lives between life and death. )oses slew men and (hab slew men. said to Jehoshaphat%! .. but because he sought to turn them away from God.'here is one only. is to be understood that which was said in )icaiah the prophet. with the "harisees. they would be doing a thing pleasing to God. pea$. but rather as his good slave.(s God lives. as is written in the boo$ of the $ings of #srael-. end for him here. (hab answered! .+ Jehoshaphat. he would not have been re&ected of God. and still more prosperously come down<. (nd this he said. spea$ the truth. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . and therefore hate me and desire my death therefore God has them in abomination. so that the prophets.(ssuredly not. who said to the $ing of #srael! . in whose presence my soul stands.. who came with fetters on his feet. describing the history of the $ings of #srael and their tyrants. but (hab slew the men to destroy the worship of the true God and to preserve idolatry. )icaiah answered! .. reprobates5 who were the (mmonites. 3herefore hear$en to my words. if our high. concerning the lie which God ordained to be spo$en by the mouth of false prophets. how they have contaminated the Boo$ of )oses% and that of David%.#s there here any prophet of the God of our fathers-. Jesus answered! . (ccordingly. 'hen the false prophets praised )icaiah as a true prophet of God. (hab therefore commanded that )icaiah be sent for hither. )icaiah %answered! . since they will not have me say the truth. for prosperously shall you go up. $ing of Judah. and he is evil.Daniel the prophet. then. therefore is he reprobate. as you have seen the issue of this war. 'hen (hab. 'ell me. being seated both on a throne in amaria.there is only one. sin cannot arise in man save as a contradiction of God. and had never bowed his $nees before the idols..+ Barnabas.3ill God give their cities into our hands-.(ssuredly not% for )oses slew the men to destroy idolatry and to preserve the worship of the true God.priests and priests. )icaiah%. who should not will that which his 2ord wills not. saying! . + )aster.# told you that this fellow predicts only evil.
but murder is a greater.3ho will deceive (hab that he may go up against (mmon and be slain-. # say to you. *)icaiah answered! .. God forbid that that angel should have sinned who deceived (hab*s false prophets with the lie% for even as God receives the slaughter of men as sacrifice.God forbid% God forbid that )oses should have sinned in obeying God who commanded him<. when did the angel of truth depart from us and come to you. and their chief smote )icaiah*s chee$. 'ruly. while it appertains to him that commits it. many. God said! . . is such that it destroys also the dearest thing that God has here upon earth. or are good because they ma$e man to $now the condition of this life. and the fetters which he had upon his feet place on his nec$. in such wise that they come to say in fact that God is unrighteous. as they beheld themselves in tribulation and sinners living in prosperity. said Jesus. that .. seeing it is not possible to give life again to the dead. Barnabas% for it is enough for our purpose. had the prophet (mos said! . even as # have told you.* 'hen Jesus said! . that even as the child errs which causes its shoes to be made by the measure of a giant. 'he disciples answered! . # will fight against (hab. he had given occasion for despair to the afflicted. and would not be infinitely blessed. 2ord. did )oses the servant of God sin in slaying all whom he slew-. truly. you will find the truth.(nd # say. 'hen were the false prophets enraged. . "hilip answered! *But how is that saying of the prophet (mos to be understood..there is not evil in the city that God has not done-.predestination of God in the elect. and according to the word of )icaiah the matter befell. (nd hearing this. for you shall prevail. ee that you fight not against the $ing of Judah. my enemy. . and # heard God say thus! .2ying is indeed a sin.priest. (nd lying can be remedied by saying the contrary of that which has been said% whereas murder has no remedy. 'hen Jesus said! . and said! .Now go and do so. saying! . how great is the danger of resting in the letter. so received he the lie for praise. and conse8uently pain. but slay the $ing of #srael.)icaiah answered! . because the lie is a sin that appertains to him that spea$s. nor against the princes of #srael. that is. even so errs he who would sub&ect God to the law.. 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. 3hen. you shall believe that only to be sin which God wills not.?es. and $eep him on barley bread and water until my return. eize )icaiah. 'ell me. Jesus answered! *Now here see.. as do the "harisees. 3herefore.or all tribulations are good... because God is not composite nor changeable.)ethought there assembled a council of the angels in the presence of God. would have feared atan and done him service. who considers not his words 6as one7 spea$ing in the presence of the high. 'hen came an angel and said! .+ reprobate of God. man. top there. #hapter 111 .'here is no good in the city but what God has wrought it. or are good because they restrain us from doing evil. having deceived your $ing. (ccordingly. but the murder. a deceiver and a liar and a hater of &udgment 4which shall fall upon them5.. therefore.'ell us. (hab. in order that we may love and long for life eternal. what is worse..2ord. so as not to suffer tribulation. 3hereupon Jesus said! . 3hereupon one said one thing and another said another.or the $ing of the (mmonites %said to his servants! . for now # $now not what death # would inflict on him.. 'he disciples answered! . believing atan to have such sovereignty over man.1ave you heard all-. and will go to his false prophets and will put the lie into their mouth. when came to us the angel that brought the lie-.. as he himself as man is sub&ect to the law. but consider the will and the business of the Jew that $nows not to spea$ the 1ebrew tongue. 'hen (hab was wroth. (mos therefore did as does the :oman interpreter. and so shall he go up and be slain. then.. (nd. "hilip. 'hey went up. either for that they purge the evil that we have done. then. so also is he unable to will and not will a single thing% for so would he have contradiction in himself.?ou shall $now when you shall flee from house to house for fear of being slain. who have invented for themselves the .
'hat man is free the Boo$ of )oses shows. for the world holdsnothing good save the ini8uities and sins that are done in the way of vanity.. who shall that man be of whom you spea$. shall he who not only lac$s stone and money to spend. 2et this. if God will.doing as the road by which the elect shall wal$ to salvation.for without the means one cannot destine an end.God has done evil in the city tal$ing with the world. then. to whom the secrets of God are so clear that. when our God gave the 2aw upon )ount inai.#hapter 11* #f (mos had said! . that (mos. with the hand that wrote it. Jesus raised them up. 1ow. 'he "harisees say that everything has been so predestined that he who is elect cannot become reprobate. # tell you. and whereof # will spea$ to you near Jordan on the other side.or he is a white cloud full of the mercy of God. straightway there arose a great earth8ua$e. saying! Now. 3herefore one may $now of what manner are the "harisees of the present day. believing that there is not any sin or wic$edness which God has not done. + brethren. 'hen Jesus said! * o secret is predestination. ?es. and when he comes into the world. then. at hearing whereof the earth trembles. because God shall overshadow them with his mercy even as this palm. saying! *Now see if # have told you the truth.* 'he disciples answered. . spo$e of tribulations.tree his disciples sat down.tree overshadows us. then. tomorrow. for they are faithful servants of atan. and he who is reprobate cannot by any means become elect% and that.urely. 3hat can predestination mean but an absolute will to give an end to a thing 6of which7 one has the means in hand. and under the shadow of the palm. )essenger of God. only to one man shall it be clearly $nown. but has not even so much land as to place one foot upon. urely it is not predestination but abomination we shall be establishing.tree. which mercy God shall sprin$le upon the faithful li$e rain. of which you desire to $now. even so shall he be occasion of good wor$s among men. when he comes into the world.+ )aster. even as the rain ma$es the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it has not rained. Cursed be the tongue that said this. when he said that . 1e it is whom the nations loo$ for. even so has he predestined sin as the road by which the reprobate shall wal$ into damnation. he spo$e thus! )y commandment is not in the heaven that you should e0cuse yourself. none 6could do so7. as God lives.* #hapter 11# will accordingly tell you now 6what7 little God has granted me to $now concerning this same predestination. and when the midday prayer was done he sat down near to a palm. in so much that every one fell as dead. even so the mercy of God will protect from atan them that believe in that man. destine to build a house. he would have made a grievous error. blessed shall they be that shall listen to his words. who shall come into the world-. No more. in whose presence my soul stands. even as this tree protects us from the burning heat of the sun. is predestination.'here is no good in the city but what God has done it.* #hapter 11+ Jesus went into the wilderness beyond Jordan with his disciples.and who perhaps shall give . 2et us come now to predestination. 3hereupon men would have wrought much more ini8uitously. even as God has predestined well. ta$ing away the free will that God has given to man of his pure bounty. . where. truly. Jesus answered with &oy of heart! *1e is )uhammad%.. which sinners alone call evil. suffice you.. through the abundant mercy which he shall bring. that # say to you. the 2aw of God. who shall go to bring us the commandment of God. (nd when Jesus had said this. for this is the faith of atan.
+ur God wills. and how often he has called them to repentance.# have called. which he preserves to him in order to do despite to atan. 3ill God then predestinate that which he 6does7 not will..But how is that to be understood which God said to )oses. that he will have mercy on whom he wills to have mercy and will harden whom he wills to harden... (nd our "harisees. would this be &ust. 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. if the righteous shall forsa$e his righteousness and shall do abominations. if /ing 1erod should command an old man to become young and a sic$ man that he should become whole.God says this in order that man may not believe that he is saved by his own virtue. (nd how much God has called.. even though it shall sin as the spirit did. . he would be most un&ust and impious. scorned of the spirit. ?es. # will not the death of a sinner.'hese are the fruits of human traditions. and when he sins to repent% while such predestination ta$es away from the sinner the power not to sin. . 6says7 your God. # say to you truly. . but contradict me. God says by the prophet #saiah! . But my commandment is near to your heart. #f. and as he would moc$ a deaf man who should spea$ into his ears.urther. and wills not to forsa$e the creature with his omnipotence. and # will not remember any more any of his righteousness% for trusting therein it shall forsa$e him before me and it shall not save him.. but may perceive that life and the mercy of God have been granted him by God of his bounty. (nd of the calling of the reprobate. but that God moc$s men even as he would moc$ a blind man who should show him something white. # will call them elect. what 6do7 they say. says God. he shall perish.. #hapter 111 (ndrew replied! . (nd he says it in order that men may shun the opinion that there be other gods than he.'he disciples answered! . when they say that the reprobate cannot become elect. God is true. and you would not hear$en to me. and entirely deprives him of repentance. therefore.or he commands the sinner not to sin. # say.Consider that which God says. (ccordingly. and when they did not 6do7 iti should cause them to be $illed. to pursue with his mercy man*s free will.(nd that the elect can be reprobated. in order that this 6lump of 7 clay. consider what our God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! . 'ell me.us strength to observe it. then.(s # live. and even if God could save the whole world so that none should perish he would not will to do so lest thus he should deprive man of freedom. (nd so on the day of &udgment none will be able to ma$e any e0cuse for their sins. + brethren% for in saying that God has predestinated the reprobate such that he cannot become elect they blaspheme God as impious and un&ust.Neither is it beyond the sea. and cannot tell a lie! for God being truth spea$s truth..(s # live.. and that which the "harisees of this present time say. said! . But the "harisees of this present time with their doctrine contradict God altogether. seeing that it will then be manifest to them how much God has done for their conversion. #hapter 110 But hear what says God by Joel the prophet! . sighing. what says God by the prophet 1osea but this! # will call a people not elect. hear how he says by the same prophet! (ll the day have # spread out my hands to a people that believe me not. 'hen Jesus. Jesus answered! . but # see$ that he should be converted to penitence. may have power to repent and go to dwell in that place whence the spirit was cast out. that in li$e manner you should e0cuse yourself. that predestination has for its foundation the 2aw of God and human free will. that when you will you may observe it..#f 1erod gave this command.
while water e0tinguishes fire.'he eyes of man have not seen. seeing he caused him to behold the glories of paradise! whereupon. +f these delights said #saiah %the prophet! . seeing 6it to be7 thus.'ell me. yes nought. air. (nd when that boo$ shall have finished coming forth from my mouth. +ught man then.(ssuredly. yet the whole earth rests on the top of the water. which. 'hese delights were seen by our. so are my ways e0alted above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts.. aid "eter! . when he returned to himself. which is my gospel%. and the wor$s of God being proportionate to God.'ruly God spea$s in you. you $now not this no.+ master.(nd of the wor$ing of God he says! 3ho has been his counsellor. and # will tell you of what manner is paradise. he closed his eyes with both his hands. for God showed them to him. becomes small. Jesus answered! . # shall be ta$en up from the world.(ssuredly they shall by no means be able to understand this. who shall narrate. is that which you now spea$ written in that boo$-. all men. #hapter 119 Jesus answered! . # have never yet seen any one refuse health. *"aradise is the home where God stores his delights. if it have an end. nevertheless they are united in man and are preserved harmoniously#f. + my eyes. for this is one of the greatest blessings of paradise seeing that everything.. "eter answered! .(ll that # say for the $nowledge of God and the service of God. why is it that. that which God has prepared for them that love him. if your mind will not rest content in this.#s there written therein the glory of paradise-. being corruptible. and fire in harmony. how shall they be able to comprehend them#saiah.2oo$ not any more upon this world. for all is vain. presses down the soul.. for never has man spo$en as you spea$. and you be fain to say again! .#hapter 117 (ccordingly.. to deny the fact.1ear$en.3herefore God says to human nature! 9ven as the heaven is e0alted above the earth. and there is no good<. saying! 'ruly you are a hidden God< (nd of the )essenger of God. and how the holy and the faithful shall abide there without end. as says the prophet olomon. so that none can unite earth. though the manner of it be not understood. #t is this. he says! 1is generation. how God has created him. 'herefore # say to you. as # have told you..Believe me when God chose me to send me to the 1ouse of #srael. # will disclose to you a wherefore.. . albeit the fact is true.. for the $nowledge of man and for the salvation of man$ind all this comes forth from that boo$. e0claimed. water. and earth flees from air. prophet of God. man being finite and composite with the body. Jesus replied! . 'ell me.1ow shall they understand the eternity of God. David. 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. because. and weeping said! . #hapter 113 'hen said the disciples! . because he cannot find out the mode. as men.or # $now not even now how God by my touch heals the sic$. /now you wherefore they . wherefore cannot a 6single7 stone rest on the top of the water. his ears have not heard.3hy so-. father. cannot $now it how shall they understand that God created the universe out of nothing with a single word. the manner of predestination is not manifest to men. nor has the human heart conceived. prophet of God. however great.. then. he gave me a boo$ li$e to a clear mirror% which came down into my heart in such wise that all that # spea$ comes forth from that boo$.
. (s # live eternally. + my servant. albeit our father David %truly saw them.or not only will # place in your hands the abundance of paradise. even as you are fain to be my servant for ever. seeing that the delights of paradise are infinite and man is finite. Jesus said! . even so will # ma$e your wages forever. and as$ nought of me save grace and mercy to serve me faithfully% because you set no end to my service. then. for you err greatly if you thin$ he have them not. Now thin$ you that immeasurable goodness would not have things immeasurably good. if the sea should give you one single grain of sand.But if a poor man shall be presented to 1erod what will he give to him. he saw them with light divine. John answered! . to one of his servants.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.have not seen. live.Go and consider the sands of the sea. conceived such delights. so that. for God too$ his soul to himself. into0icated with gladness by reason of the harvest that is come. for that he loves his labours supremely. united with God. # tell you that he saw them not with human eyes. in what sort he presents it-. 1ave you seen. #hapter 170 God says thus to the man who shall faithfully serve him! . for # will reward you as if you were God. $nowing yourself to be my wor$.)an must needs have a $nowledge as great as God*s if he would $now what God wills to give to his servants. (s #.(ssuredly. said Jesus to his disciples.. Now let this be your boo$ wherein to study the $nowledge of paradise. when 1erod% ma$es a present to one of his favourite barons. and serves him faithfully! .of paradise. this is sufficient for the $nowledge of paradise. yes. and thus..#t is because while they live here below they are not worthy to behold such things. 6said Jesus7! . how beautiful is the world in summer.+ne or two mites. would it appear small to you. in comparison of that which # will give you in my paradise. . how many they are.Beware. Now lift up even so your heart to paradise. (s God lives. 3herefore. . in whose presence my soul stands. heard...# $now your wor$s.+r that immeasurable beauty would not have things immeasurably beautiful. your creator.time. where all things are fruitful with fruits proportionate to him who has cultivated it.# have seen it twice% and assuredly the tenth part of that which he gives would be sufficient for a poor man. man cannot contain them% even as a little earthen &ar cannot contain the sea.. my e8ual. forasmuch as God has created paradise for the home of his own delights.#s there a mind that could comprehend such riches and delights. your love shall not e0ceed my bounty.. when all things bear fruit< 'he very peasant. yes and his own life. but # will give you myself as a gift. (s God lives.. Behold. John answered! . all that # have given in this world to all the princes and $ings of the earth is less than a grain of sand that the sea would give you. ma$es the valleys and mountains resound with his singing.* #hapter 171 3hat thin$ you. #hapter 17* God says thus to him that loves him. Because you serve me as God your creator. that you wor$ for me. 3herefore. seeing you desire to serve me eternally! even so will # do.
"eter. # say. if the body go not thither. &ust. o then. and that there be no angels. by myself.Now what blessedness shall the body have if it eat not nor drin$.. Consider the 8uantity of fruits that are in this world. the 8uantity of food. and the second performs all that the first commands. fasts not. in whose presence my soul stands... as the sea has still sand over and above when one receives a grain thereof. which has wearied itself so much in serving God-.the abundance of paradise. Jesus answered! . said Jesus. and is not slain. the 8uantity of flowers. ought not to be placed in paradise.# $now that my God lives% and in the last day # shall rise again in my flesh. impassible. # say to you that truly.urely not. "eter answered! . "eter% lest you become a adducee% for the adducees say that the flesh shall not rise again. you condemns the soul to hell. in ta$ing away God*s mercy from the body. seeing it is spirit.urely not. #hapter 17(s God lives. which are without any defect. 'herefore. then. . the blessed shall eat in paradise%% but how shall the meat be voided without uncleanness-. in whose presence my soul stands. eems it &ust to you. *3herefore their body and soul are deprived of entrance into paradise.Beware. "eter answered! . and with my eyes # shall see God my aviour. even so will the 8uality and 8uantity of figs 6in paradise7 e0cel the sort of figs we eat here. that the soul alone should go into paradise. and should cast out of his house him who wearied himself in the wor$. saying! . falls not sic$. and not the body.#hapter 17+ *Consider. how he says! .(ssuredly it is impossible. and they are deprived of all ministry of angels in this world. then. and the 8uantity of things that minister to man. 1ow then shall the &ustice of God bear this. Jesus answered! . because this body at the present time eats corruptible meats. as a mountain of gold and pearls is more precious than the shadow of an ant.But believe me. 6the soul7 wal$s not. the body. (nd in li$e manner every other thing in paradise. . Jesus answered! .'he soul. 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. "eter %answered! . and gives orders to the second. then.. because the soul. in paradise he will give him ten hundred thousand loads. # say. Now what should eat the meats of paradise.+ master. shall not generate any putrefaction. and God shall reduce it to such a condition as was (dam*s before he sinned. # will not remember his ini8uities for ever. 'wo men serve one master in one and the same wor$. hall. feels not cold and heat. that the master should reward only him who sees and commands. in thin$ing that such meat should be voided in uncleanness. having caused the soul to sin.Now how shall the body sin without the soul.or if God has given to man in this world an ounce of welling. 1ave you perhaps forgotten Job.'he soul and the body with sense of man serve God! the soul only sees and commands the service. #s it. (s God lives. But you err. eating no bread. But furthermore. . our God promises his mercy to the sinner.(ssuredly it is fitting to give glory in proportion to the thing glorified. and thus it is that putrefaction comes forth! but in paradise the body shall be incorruptible.#n that hour that the sinner shall lament his sin. prophet and friend of God. 'he one alone sees the wor$. and immortal. and free from every misery% and the meats. because the soul is immortal! it suffers not any of those corporal pains which the body suffers at the instance of the elements. our body which we now have go into paradise-.. even so are the delights of paradise more precious than all the delights of the princes of the world which they have had and shall have even to the &udgment of God when the world shall have an end.
God says this in #saiah the prophet, pouring contempt on the reprobate! )y servants shall sit at my table in my house and shall feast &oyfully, with gladness and with the sound of harps and organs, and # will not suffer them to have need of anything. But you that are my enemies shall be cast away from me, where you shall die in misery, while every servant of mine despises you..
'o what does it serve to say, ;'hey shall feast;-* said Jesus to his disciples. * urely God spea$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$ed. Now, Bartholomew, lift your heart to God in paradise, and you shall see that all one glory, although it shall be more to one and less to another, shall not produce ought of envy.*
'hen said he who writes ! *+ master, has paradise light from the sun as this world has-* Jesus answered! *'hus has God said to me, + Barnabas! *'he world wherein you men that are sinners dwell has the sun and the moon and the stars that adorn it, for your benefit and your gladness% for this have # created. ; 'hin$ 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.;
(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.*
'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.;
+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 -;
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$s it in him% for his being is of God who created him. 'hat which man does is to contradict God his creator and to commit sin, 6and so7 he merits not reward, but torment.
*Not only has God created man, as # say, but he created him perfect. 1e has given him the whole world% after the departure from paradise he has given him two angels to guard him, he has sent him the prophets, he has granted him the 2aw, he has granted him the faith, every moment he delivers him from atan, he is fain to give him paradise% no more, God wills to give himself to man. Consider, then, the debt, if it is great< 6a debt7 to cancel which you would need to have created man of yourselves out of nothing, to have created as many prophets as God has sent, with a world and a paradise, no, more, with a God great and good as is our God, and to give it ne all to God. o would the debt be cancelled and there would remain to you only the obligation to give than$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$s to Jesus, and said to him, *2ord, let us go to the house of your servant, for your servant will give meat to you and to your disciples.* Jesus answered! *# will come thither when you will promise to call me ;Brother; and not ;2ord,;% and shall say you are my brother, and not my servant.* 'he man promised, and Jesus went to his house.
servant of . weeping! . But if you shall say! .3ho has bro$en your forehead. tell me how they wal$.)y father. ee you not that # am little..3ho has taught you to wal$ and to spea$-. #f you shall say! . and they said one to another! *Now how shall he become a little child who is thirty or forty years old..Now why did you not wal$ 8uite slowly. fell down.* Jesus answered! *(s God lives. he will reply! . brethren. but when one tells him that he is a sinner he will wa0 wroth against him. he ascribes to himself. 'ell us therefore what is humility. (nd these "harisees of this present time.3ho gives you to eat-. assuredly he has false humility and true pride. and will persecute him.urely. men become bad...#hapter 13+ 3hile they sat at meat the scribe said! *+ master. . #f you shall say! . you said that God loves true humility..so my father must needs ta$e me by the hand if # would wal$ firmly.)y father.or in every time it is possible to serve God in truth. it is not time that has done this. '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. he will answer! . that it be not reprehended and spurned of men.* 6Jesus replied! 7 . and so did # brea$ my head.or pride is then at its height when it ma$es use of humble things. But in order that # might learn to wal$ well. how cruelly have you dealt with us. so that # have not the strength to wal$ and run li$e a grown man. shall be truly humble.# fell down. but rather the wic$ed world. he will answer! .. and shall contradict 6the same7 in act. he ascribes to God.. and what he ought to ascribe to God.Now why did you fall down-. and #. But whoever shall spea$ with the tongue as the child spea$s. is this true-* said Jesus. my words are true. but by companying with the world.(nd what said your father-. (nd would to God they usurped not such a name. .3ho has made your garments-. and himself as the author of sin. 9very one was amazed at hearing this.'ruly # say to you that he who becomes not as a little child shall not enter into the $ingdom of heaven.* 'hen Jesus said! *1e who in truth of heart recognizes God as the author of all good. wishing to run.ee that in future you leave not my side. 'he disciples and the scribe answered! *#t is most true.)y father*s. he will answer! .)y father. for then would they not deceive the simple< + ancient time. # said to you that 6a man7 has need to become as a little child! for this is true humility. that have ta$en away from us the true "harisees and left us the false<* #hapter 130 Jesus answered! *Brother. but in their heart and their wor$s they are Canaanites. #f you shall say! . he will answer% . but done good wor$s. 'he man of false humility will say that God has given him all that he has. but that he on his part has not slumbered. in whose presence my soul stands. he will answer! . that is with the evil manners in each time. and how it can be true and false. 'hus. #f you as$ him whose is the house where he lives. #f you shall say! . for that you have your forehead so bound up-. the "harisees of the present time have the garments and the name of "harisees.. Now $now you not that Gehazi. he will say! .+ master.or if you as$ a little child! . the man of false humility will say that he is a grievous sinner. .* 'he scribe answered. #hapter 13'ell me. this is a hard saying. my father left me for a little space.
* said the scribe.or which cause he was soon left with two garments only namely.urely not! for he $nows that # am good for nothing.. but did not have a mantle. with mercy loo$ upon your servant. in order that we may behold the true "harisee. 2ord my God. 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. 1e sold. :ighteous 2ord God. by whose hands God grants it to me.% whereupon Jesus said! . 'ruly # say to you that men are so inclined to evil wor$ing. 'he scribe answered! . and aged fourteen years.. Now one day 1aggai said to him! . he went to be disciple of 1aggai. who $new the humility of 1aggai. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor.urely many believe it not.. who has ta$en away from you all that you had-.. would say to himself! . remember me your servant. Now the aged +badiah. #t happened that a disciple of a neighbouring prophet wanted to go to Jerusalem.:ecite here your prayer so that every one may hear your words.* #hapter 137 'he good scribe wept as he said this.#t is most true. and only commit sins. 1aggai was fifteen years old when. for your own glory. 3herefore he oftentimes presented him raiment and delicate food. lying. +badiah has certainly forgotten you.# would that you would narrate to me the e0ample of 1aggai and 1osea. for that you have created him.Go. for this thing is suited to me alone. 1osea was so inflamed with charity that concerning all that was as$ed of him he would say! *'his has God given me for you. 1osea had the Boo$ of )oses. he went forth from (nathoth to serve +badiah the prophet. 3herefore. *God so loved him that to every one who in his time stood by him God gave. although it is written by Daniel the prophet% but in obedience to you # will narrate the truth. because # do nought but sins. used to give it to the one ne0t to 1aggai. (nd when 1aggai did so. and wor$ atan entice them to evil. was prince over the tribe of Naphtali. as the sailor weeps when he sees his ship bro$en up. in order that # may not pollute your wor$. he would call 1aggai and say! . 3herefore. but 1aggai ever sent bac$ the messenger.1osea.9lisha the prophet. behold. 1e answered! .'he Boo$ of )oses. therefore<* . 'hen 1aggai would say! . who calls upon you. hall +badiah send me such things.+ master. too$ the money and the raiment of Naaman the yrian. his patrimony and gave it to the poor. #hapter 131 3hen +badiah desired to teach any one how to pray. (nd +badiah. 2ord. which he read with greatest earnestness. *'he scribe answered! . (nd so. when he went to serve God. used him as a boo$ wherewith to teach his disciples. having heard of the charity of 1osea. when he had anything bad.2ord God of #srael. (nd there is nothing so vile but that. 'hereupon 1aggai. he .1osea. and shaming his master. return to the house.. and so much does the world e0cite them thereto. in order that he might see it. because otherwise no one would be suffered to be called a "harisee. # cannot as$ you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. for you have made a mista$e. it were a treasure. # say. + brother% accept it. when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants.Now. when he saw it. (nd he said! . receiving it from +badiah. because # am worse than all. 6the gift of7 prophecy. saying! .(nd yet 9lisha had a great number of "harisees to whom God made him to prophesy. a tunic of sac$cloth and a mantle of s$ins. what shall # say. (nd nothing did 1aggai as$ in prayer that God withheld. both prophets of God. remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant.
where the prophets and "harisees abode. 'hen said 1aggai! *'ell me now. seized the son of a poor widow. and whenever he saw any one weep he wept. 3herefore. how is it that you have forsa$en your old father. 'hereupon he straightway began to weep% for whenever he saw any one laugh he laughed. the other went to 1aggai %and said to him! . for he says that the Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away from him the Boo$ of )oses. but # have not a mantle.* 3hen he heard this. . 'he good 1aggai. o he went with two disciples to find him! and they found him wrapped in palm. where he had an abode. *1osea answered! . sister.. 1aving recognized him. and she told him all. seeing 1osea read the Boo$ of )oses. not $nowing 1osea. accepted it. is he-. who was weeping. . #t happened that a young man. 3hereupon 1osea.1osea has gone mad. 1aggai%. 1aggai answered! ..Brother.3ould to God. accepted 1osea*s mantle and departed.3ho is that bad fellow who has sold you-. for # have committed a great sin against you! because God has given me a mantle in order that # might give it to you. weeping. *3ho. 1osea answered! . accordingly. 1earing which. 1osea answered! . wept.s$in over the privy parts.ather. ta$e your boo$ and let us see if it is even as mine. it was the Boo$ of )oses%.'hen the good 1aggai remained as it were beside himself. 3hereupon 1aggai gave him another tunic. went to visit 1osea. that 1osea having gone to cut wood met the woman. #hapter 133 'here was a disciple of 1aggai near to 1osea% and he. 1osea gave him the boo$.* 'he man believed him. that # were mad in li$e manner. 3hereupon the angel of God told him how he had been ta$en as a slave to Jerusalem. brother. and said! *# also would learn to read if # had a boo$. and said to him! .* 1earing which.* 'he man. 'hen said 1aggai in wrath! . and gave the money to the widow%. who. Now the yrian robbers. # have been sold. remained afflicted thereat. on. (nd by the will of God..'he Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away my tunic. (nd when 1osea went to the house of 1aggai. as he came not to see 1aggai. and # feared to come thither without a tunic.. and pray to God for me. the good 1aggai thought that 1osea was sic$. and accepted the boo$. 1osea answered! . in the entrance of the city he met 1osea. having raided the land of Judea. and said! . then. 1e who had bought 1osea too$ him to Jerusalem.#t has been ta$en away from me. and said to him! *Brother.3ould . should desire a boo$. (nd having called two disciples he went to Jerusalem.. why have you not been to visit me-* 1osea answered! . + brother. who dwelt hard by )ount Carmel.. because he perceived the goodness of 1osea. 3ho has ta$en it from you-. said 1aggai%. and that all mad fol$ were li$e to 1osea<.'he Boo$ of )oses. 1osea then as$ed the woman touching the reason of her weeping. (nd they went both of them to 1ebron%. said the disciple. # would want to go to Jerusalem to perform a sacrifice to our God. and # had forgotten. seeing that 1osea was not to be found. wherefore # $now not what to do. 1aggai said! .+ my father. #t chanced. #t happened that a poor man was stripped by robbers and left na$ed. and redeemed her son. wishing to see if his own boo$ was well written. wept for the absence of 1osea as a mother weeps for the absence of her son. Now therefore accept it. for God wills to give you your son. not $nowing how he had gotten that money. 1osea answered! .. who see$s you mourning-.. when he heard this. believing this. 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$ed% himself being left with a little piece of goat. 1aggai said! *3ho has ta$en away your mantle-* 1osea replied! *'he Boo$ of )oses. 1osea said! *"ardon me. where 1osea %sold himself.went to find him. who was laden with bread to carry it to the labourers in his master*s vineyard. saying! *Brother. + my father% for he who has sold me is so good that if he were not in the world no one would become holy.* 1aggai was much pleased at hearing this.. seeing him.God forgive you. 'hen said 1osea! *Come.leaves.
in so much that today a thing is not sought because God has commanded it. this is sufficient for man*s salvation. since you love this present life more than God your creator% and for this cause you fear to lose your life. when you came to 8uestion me in the 'emple. shall go to ruin. this has he caused all the prophets to say.3hat righteous man have they suffered to die a natural death. + )aster. 'ell me. (nd 1aggai went with 1osea to the house of his master. when it should cause offence to God. and to possess the beautiful 'emple. perhaps. and therefore they do his will! therefore the 'emple. that the Boo$ of )oses% would sell me also with all my children.+ brother. 3oe. # should have preached many things which # have left unsaid lest sedition should be roused among the people. (s God lives. brother. but fear not to lose the faith and the life eternal. # fear to tell you this..#n #saac or in #shmael. 3herefore let the whole 6world7 . my son. did you thin$. with the holy city. in so much that there shall not remain of the 'emple one stone upon another. if the Boo$ of )oses with the boo$ of our father David had not been corrupted by the human traditions of false "harisees and doctors. fulfils all the 2aw and all the prophets. 'herefore. whom they slew between the 'emple and the altar< 3hat prophet have they not persecuted.+ master. which is lost when the tongue spea$s contrary to that which the heart $nows of the 2aw of God. inasmuch as the humility of 1aggai. and not move for twelve hours<.% and he ran to $iss his hand. #hapter 139 'hen Jesus said! . as though God were in error.9very prophecy have they corrupted. God would not have given his word to me. (nd so it came to pass.carcely one< (nd they see$ now to slay me. brother. because of the penalty of death.#t is certain that God will not do this. 'hen said 1aggai! . but men loo$ whether the doctors say it. that every one may $now that this is the truth. and men could not err. (s God lives. (nd why spea$ # of the Boo$ of )oses and the boo$ of David. nor all the world.'his is true. (nd he narrated to him all that had passed% whereupon the master gave 1osea his freedom. to his faithless generation. for he is better than #. with the blood of =echariah son of Berachiah.. 'he scribe answered! *+ master. with the charity of 1osea. what see$ you to learn from me.* 6said the scribe7. that God had sent me to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. who has sent his prophet to my house. you that are a doctor learned in the 2aw in whom was the promise of the )essiah made to our father (braham. even as it has sold you<. if # had $nown how to bear fruit. seeing he is unchangeable.to God. and therefore that which God ordained as man*s way of salvation. therefore.. Jesus answered! . who when he saw 1aggai said! . and the "harisees observe it. 'hey boast themselves to be children of (braham. to the great terror of all Jerusalem and Judea. seeing you have such $nowledge. $iss the hand of your slave whom you have bought. 'hen the good scribe wept.Brother. in the name of God let the sun stand still. (nd Jesus said to the scribe! . in whose presence my soul stands. *(nd that is all that you desired. nor all the holy ones. they are children of atan.Blessed be our God.* 'hen Jesus said! *Brother. because # am assured of it by God. for upon them shall come the blood of every prophet and righteous man.?ou should respect neither the people. # am grieved that # came to eat bread in your house. and said! .(s God lives. nor all the angels.* #hapter 190 *'ell me.
in whose arms was a child. he ran out of the town. you said that my brother would not die% and now he has been buried four days.or sin destroys and preserves not. 3hereupon. for # have sinned. but rather that God has mercy on every man that see$s God his creator in truth. and more. Near to #shmael stood #saac. (nd thus says the boo$. 3ould to God you had come before # called you. and there await me. #hapter 19* #n that Boo$ 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 when she had found Jesus. said. Jesus said! . and God is mighty to create as many worlds as there are sands in the sea.* Jesus answered! *3here is your house. as they sat at meat.. weeping! *2ord. ee that you never again $eep bac$ the truth. for # will come to heal him. + master. wherefore they laid him in the sepulchre of their fathers. and weeping placed herself at the feet of Jesus. for then he had not died<* . forbade me. (ll of this boo$ # was not able to read... for # will come to pray God for his health. who with his finger pointed to the )essenger of God. 'herein is written that #shmael is the father of )essiah. who through you has found mercy with God. therefore.. that # may find grace in God*s sight by means of your son. saying that an #shmaelite had written it. that )oses said! . 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 #shmael in the arms of (braham.* 'he woman departed. which boo$ is the true Boo$ of )oses. for my own house is )agdala! my brother. mighty and merciful. servants and prophets of God. saying! . 3hereupon said the scribe! # have seen an old boo$% written by the hand of )oses and Joshua %4he who made the sun stand still% as you have done5.. #hapter 19+ Jesus abode two days in the house of Nicodemus.+ #shmael."ardon me. manifest to your servant the splendour of your glory. and without it shall none be saved. 3hereupon God showed him his )essenger in the arms of #shmael. in whose library # was. for he shall not die. who wept at the feet of Jesus.2ord God of #srael. for against him have you sinned.'his is he for whom God has created all things. lo< )ary.. and having gone to Bethany found that her brother had died that day. you have in your arms all the world. because in the faith of the )essiah God shall give salvation to men. and preserve it not with sin. (nd there did Jesus end his discourse. 3hereupon )oses cried out with &oy! . has a sister.'ell me.God pardon you. and paradise< Be mindful of me.* )ary answered! *Bethany is 6the home7 of my brother and my sister. because the high priest. and #saac the father of the messenger of the )essiah. is in Bethany%.perish rather than offend God your creator.. (nd fear you not. God*s servant. your servant. . saying! *2ord.* 'hen Jesus said! . to announce to )ary his coming.* Jesus said to the woman! *Go you straightway to your brother*s house. entered into the house of Nicodemus 4for that was the name of the scribe5. and a brother who now lies sic$ in peril of death. for whom God has made all. #hapter 191 'he scribe then said! .
clothes with the nap$in over his face. said! *3eep not. for 2azarus sleeps.* )ary returned 8uic$ly to announce to her sister )artha the coming of Jesus.* 'hen Jesus said again! *'a$e away the stone from the sepulchre. spo$e. 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.*Jesus said! *3hy then am # come hither. where every one was weeping. whereupon )artha said to Jesus! *2ord. seeing that 2azarus had conversation with men. he stin$s. But because he was powerful. God of (braham%. but sleeps. who has sent you into this world. have mercy upon the affliction of these women. sitting one day at the feet of Jesus. come forth<* 3hereupon he that was dead arose% and Jesus said to his disciples! *2oose him. having a following in Jerusalem.Believe you not in me that # shall awa$en him-* )artha answered! *# $now that you are the holy one of God. and give glory to your holy name. and said! * God of our fathers. even as our fathers were accustomed to bury 6their dead7. and ate and dran$. they $new not what to do. for then my brother had not died<* )ary then came up weeping% whereupon Jesus shed tears.* Jesus said with a loud voice! *2azarus. )artha weeping said! *2ord. and # am come to awa$e him. arose in haste and ran outside. who raised the son of the widow %at Nain%. God of #shmael %and 2ord of #saac%. weeping! *2ord. and )artha. having heard from her sister )ary of the coming of Jesus. see you not that my sister ta$es no care for you.* )ary answered. and shall be speedily awa$ened.* 'hen Jesus lifted up his hands to heaven. #hapter 19'he scribes and "harisees too$ counsel with the high priest to slay 2azarus% for many renounced their traditions and believed in the word of Jesus. Jesus. ( great multitude of the Jews and some of the "harisees believed in Jesus. sitting at table with a great multitude that believed in him. scribes. because they supposed she was going to the sepulchre to weep over her brother.or he was bound in the grave. and provides not that which you must eat and your disciples-* Jesus answered! *)artha.* Jesus answered! *)ary. for the time is at hand that # must depart from the . saying! *Brethren. Jesus entered into Bethany. for he has been dead four days. 'hose that remained in their unbelief departed and went to Jerusalem and announced to the chief of the priests the resurrection of 2azarus%. )artha. 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. would to God you had been here. )artha%. and possessing with his sister )agdala and Bethany. and many scribes and "harisees. and "harisees followed her to comfort her. 3hen therefore she arrived at the place where Jesus had spo$en to )ary. A)ary. therefore # come to awa$e him. Now there were assembled at the death of 2azarus %a great number of Jews from Jerusalem. for he alone is dead who dies without finding mercy with God. ministered to him. because God has given me power over his sleep% and truly # say to you he is not dead.* . was listening to his words. whereupon the multitude of Jews. # have but little time to remain with you.* (nd when every one had answered *(men.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *Now this man. because the miracle of 2azarus was a great one. believe me that he shall rise before 6that day7. having said that he should not die-* Jesus having come to the sepulchre.* 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$e manner. )artha. into the house of 2azarus. and sighing said! *3here have you laid him-* 'hey answered! *Come and see. with )ary. why did he suffer this man to die. because the miracle was great.Jesus answered! *'hy brother is not dead. from such a sleep he shall be awa$ened on the day of &udgment by the angel of God sounding his trumpet.
(nd our life is li$e a cord whereby nature holds the soul bound to the body and the sense of man. but the unconscious waits for the sense to return. 3herefore he is a murderer who has power to help a poor man and when he helps him not the poor man dies of hunger% but a more grievous murderer is he who could by the word of God convert the sinner to penitence. that the buried 6body7 awaits God to raise it again. whereas goods cannot bring bac$ life to the dead. 2et not. #n what condition. the true 2ife.li$e a dumb dog. for the servant of God will minister to you as much as shall be needful.is as a sparrow freed from the snare of the fowler. 3hen therefore God wills.'he soul of the sinner that shall perish because you have hidden my word. the life is bro$en and the soul escapes in the hands of the angels whom God has ordained to receive souls. *for &ust as a man is bound to dispense his goods in the service of God. for through my word they shall perceive God within them. 'ruly # say to you. for 6so7 the soul dies. 3herefore # bring to your mind the words of God spo$en to 9ze$iel %the prophet. it shall die. But let him weep without ceasing when he sins. but stands.(ssuredly it commands naturally the hand to open% and so straightway the bird flies away. having listened to an hundred thousand words of mine. #hapter 190 *'hey that shall believe in me shall not die eternally. who with his grace and mercy beautifies and 8uic$ens it. Behold. this house belongs to God my creator. . li$e 2azarus%. (nd he who will not listen to another. the soul that sins.* John answered! *+ master.* answered Jesus. what does it. no hinder them who would fain enter. when man abides under the protection of God. much more frightful is the soul without union with God. since you are poor.+ur soul. 3herefore the present death is not death.(s it would be if one held a bird tied. though it have the soul within it... friends weep when their friend is dead% for our God has so willed. + John%. with all that he has given into my $eeping. and have a great number of disciples. (gainst such says God! . then. into eternal life. #f the body is horrible without its union with the soul. and as much as you please.. # will re8uire it at your hands. your God. for the service of the poor. for love of God. then. is it permitted to me to spea$ a word-* * pea$ a thousand. and held the cord in his hand% when the head wills the bird to fly away. but rather the end of a long death! even as the body when separated from the sense in a swoon. saying! . then. 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. and converts him not. and therefore shall wor$ out their salvation.(s #. through having no perception of God. every time that he shall spea$ he shall sin% seeing that .* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God% whereupon 2azarus said! *2ord. as says God.* #hapter 191 Jesus re&oiced when he heard this.. live eternally. and said! * ee now how good a thing it is to die< 2azarus has died once only. come you to dwell here when you please. 3hat is death but an act which nature does by commandment of God.world. are now the scribes and "harisees who have the $ey and will not enter. 3herefore. 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. has no other advantage over the dead and buried save this. permission to spea$ one word. seeing it separates itself from God..*?ou as$ me. # am bound to listen to you ten times for every one that you have listened to me. + unfaithful servant. in order that men might learn to live. . as says the prophet David. the present life that it is death. . and commands nature to open. but if the sinner shall repent he shall not die but live.
* 'hen said John! *+ master. # 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. in order that they might learn to $now themselves and their creator-* #hapter 197 Jesus answered! *'ell me. # would do good wor$s.* 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! *?ou call me )aster.* said God. in so much that # shall only be tormented in another person. But God has so loved me. by his mercy.#f the master would give me an old a0e # should easily cut down the wood.. 'ell me. men of God in this 3orld. (s God lives. *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.* aid 2azarus! *+ master.# desire you to cut down the wood in such wise that your wor$ shall be good..or punishment was fitting for me. and you do well. # indeed have taught you how you ought to live well.we ought to do to others that which we desire for ourselves.. and all that is cut is wasted and good for nought. though time after time he see others die. and too$ the old a0e and struc$ him on the head. But the labourer forgot the a0e.(ssuredly he was wroth. seeing that God teaches you by my mouth. so that the shame alone shall be mine. when he spea$s of . and will cause a wic$ed one to suffer it in my name. But he who forgets that he is mortal.hall you accordingly be punished of God-* Jesus answered! *)ay it please God that # receive punish. but have confessed also that # am not the )essiah.* 6'hen Jesus said! 7 *(s # live eternally. what said the master.?ou shall have merit. for that men have called me God% but since # have confessed.'ruly he is here master of all the masters that teach doctrine in this world. but 2azarus will teach you how to die well. But how will you call 2azarus. truly # say to you. 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.. . saying! .ool and $nave< # gave you an a0e wherewith you might cut down the wood without toil. that they should die once and return as 2azarus has done. which is the sight of the burial of one dead. he has received the gift of prophecy% listen therefore to his words.* 'hen said he who writes this! *+ master how spea$s 2azarus the truth in saying to you . why has not God granted this to men. and not do to others that which we do not desire to receive. not only that # am not God. because # have not served him so faithfully as # was bound to do. which he ought entirely to forsa$e. as good living is vain if one die badly. that every punishment is withdrawn from me. uch an one for the things of this world. *# have given a good a0e to every man. 3hoso wield well this a0e remove the wood of sin from their heart without pain% wherefore they receive my grace and mercy% giving them merit of eternal life for their good wor$s. 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. whereas you said to Nicodemus that man merits nought but punishment. which are truth. and says.#f # should see the other life. #s this true-* John answered! *#t is most true. # than$ you that you ma$e the truth to be prized% therefore will God give the great merit. wherewith one must wor$ with great toil. and see$ you this a0e. therefore God has ta$en away the punishment from me. John. wherefore # say to you. as is the truth.* *+ John%. and # will so smite him with death that he shall never more receive any good.* said Jesus. my fury shall be upon him. . (nd so much the more ought you to listen to him. and said! . offends his creator who has given him all. my Barnabas.
bearing in their hands branches of palm and olive.Cause them to hold their peace<* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives.. when the men of Jerusalem heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming. 'he "harisees rebu$ed Jesus. 'hey still pressed for the answer. if men should hold their peace.# have merit. 6so7 Jesus said to his disciples! . to confound atan and to display his own bounty.what God shall give to himself . he say! God will give me. singing! . . having assembled themselves together. not for love of me.'he )aster has need 6of her7. #hapter *01 Jesus having entered into the 'emple. singing! *Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of God% hosanna son of David<* Jesus having come into the city.... and they will permit you to bring her. but for love of God. (nd if any one as$ you saying. and so we have him as guilty. )oses commanded that 6such7 should be stoned! what then say you-* 'hereupon Jesus stooped down and with his finger made a mirror on the ground wherein every one saw his own ini8uities. son of David<. the scribes and "harisees brought to him a woman ta$en in adultery. Jesus lifted up himself (s and.* #t was near to the "assover of the Jews. yet a single tear of one who mourns at having offended God 8uenches the whole of hell. because you will minister to me. by the great mercy wherewith God succours him. therefore. the men spread out their garments under the feet of the ass.Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of the 2ord God% hosanna.* #hapter *00 Jesus then turned to 2azarus. say to them! . (nd he sent "eter and John to the city. wherefore when # shall be near to your house # will not ever go elsewhere. and found all that Jesus had told them. said! *1e that is without sin among you. and said! *Brother. and. we have found this woman in adultery. and Jesus rode 6on her7. and accordingly they brought the ass and the colt. saying! * ee you not what these say. because God is pleased to grant his mercy to his servants when they confess that they merit hell for their sins. in whose presence my soul stands. and if he condemn her it is contrary to his own doctrine.2et us go to Jerusalem to eat the paschal lamb. # have merit. it is contrary to the 2aw of )oses.3hy 6do7 you loose her-. and wills him so to spea$ of his neighbour. for he preaches mercy. God. the stones would cry out against the unbelief of malignant sinners. 'he disciples 6then7 placed their mantles upon the colt. if so many were to be found.* 3herefore they came to Jesus and said! *)aster. 'hey said among themselves! *#f he save her.?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. (nd let him loo$ to it that he say not.* (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. #hapter 199 God is so rich in mercy that the water of a thousand seas. saying! . could not 8uench a spar$ of the flames of hell.% for he would be condemned. wills to call merit in the presence of his mercy every good wor$ of his faithful servant. # must needs for a short time abide in the world. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. pointing to the mirror with his finger. But of himself a man must beware of saying! . 'he disciples went. the men went forth with their children eager to see Jesus. (nd it came to pass that. let him be .
beginning from the eldest. the scribes and "harisees being assembled.assuredly he will love him only for that he is not sic$% and not having $nowledge of sic$ness he will love the physician but little. and they went into the house of imon the leper. + #srael. or by them whom the physician has healed of grievous sic$ness-* aid the "harisees to him! *(nd how shall he that is whole love the physician. for whom he has made the world. would you not go to see$ it. + city of confusion. whose leprosy he 6had7 cleansed. said! *3oman. # will sin no more.or the righteous has not $nowledge of the mercy of God. 3here are the righteous in our time. # have sent to you my servant.* (nd again he stooped down. by whom is the physician more loved! by them that have never had any sic$ness. for they were ashamed to see their abominations. )any times . then are you doubly righteous unrighteous.* #hapter *0* *'ell me. leaving the ninety and nine.* (nd this they said tempting him% for the scribes and "harisees count it the greatest insult to be called sinners. leaving Jesus with his disciples in peace. 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. have forgotten all that # did upon 9gypt and upon "haraoh for love of you. said! *Call the sic$. $nowing that his hour was near. 'he citizens had gathered together the sic$ to the house of imon and prayed Jesus for the healing of the sic$. as many as there be. would you not lay it upon your shoulders and. and seeing no one but the woman. where are they that condemned you-* 'he woman answered. Jesus said to them! *'ell me! if one of you had an hundred sheep.* (ccordingly the scribes and "harisees hearing this were confounded and departed. to the end that he may convert you to your heart. Jesus having lifted up himself. for # have found the sheep which # had lost. 'hen Jesus. and should lose one of them. even so there is &oy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents% because sinners ma$e $nown God*s mercy.(ssuredly you would do so. shaping the mirror. wherefore God will have mercy on us.* 'hen.:e&oice with me.(s God lives..or if you have sinned and deny your sin. for God has not sent me to condemn you. calling yourselves righteous.* 'hen with vehemence of spirit Jesus spo$e. seeing this. and you may repent% but you. inasmuch as our God is loved more by the sinner that repents. 'hen Jesus said! *# fear that you be righteous unrighteous.* 'hen Jesus said! *Blessed be God< Go your way in peace and sin no more.(s God lives. because God is mighty and merciful to heal them. # weep over you. having called together your neighbours. Now tell me.* 'he scribes and "harisees answered! *3e are sinners. . say to them! . hard. great is the number of the righteous unrighteous% their condition being li$e to that of atan. than by the righteous.* Jesus weeping answered! *+ Jerusalem. as a hen gathers her chic$ens under her wings. shall our God love less man.first to stone her. they are departed% and if you will pardon me as God lives. in whose presence my soul stands.(nd when you found it. + #srael.hearted and perverse of mind. saying! *(s God lives. your own tongues condemn your pride.* 'hey answered! *3e $now not that there be any other sic$ fol$ here in Jerusalem. went out one by one. you are unrighteous% and if in your heart you hold yourselves righteous. and with your tongue you say that you are sinners. 'he men. for you $now not your visitation% because # would fain have gathered you to the love of God your creator. $nowing the great mercy of God upon him. . and you would not< 3herefore God says thus to you #hapter *0+ + city. weeping! *2ord.
(s # live eternally. for the poor you shall have always with you. then.(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands. David. o is my wrath abiding upon you.* Judas answered! *+ master. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased. # $now your heart! have patience. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. 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.* 9very one ate with fear. and # will give you all. a derision. Jesus retired into the house. (nd in order that you may $now the truth.* 'he high priest answered! *#f you will give him into our hand we will give the thirty pieces of gold and you shall see how well # will treat you. saying! .* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. and having bro$en a vessel. wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations.(s God lives. hall you. . if Job. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor. # will not pardon the children. the sword. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem. #hapter *01aving said this. and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e. who would fain ma$e himself $ing of #srael-* A'hey answered! *Now how will you give him into our hand-* Judas said! *3hen # shall $now that he goes outside the city to pray # will tell you. should pray for this people.*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance. amuel.. wal$ing in my ways. while every one remained in fear. live eternally.* (nd having said this. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped. but me you shall not have always. in the name of God. saying! *3hat will you give me. eeing this. and a proverb among the nations. scribes. alone remain unpunished by me.# will not remember her ini8uities any more. an army against you. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$. and # will betray into your hands Jesus. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house.weep you that my servant may heal your body of sic$ness% and you see$ to slay my servant because he see$s to heal your soul of sin. .(ssuredly not.2et her be. # will ma$e desolate with the city.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! . poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus. they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body. therefore. + sic$ fol$. But Judas was indignant.hall you. 1e went to find the high priest. immediately they were healed. then. and the disciples were sorrowful. said God. and derision and the 'emple. # say to you. but # will give you all to famine. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. and Daniel my servants. and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said. who assembled in a council of priests. (braham. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus.* . and my indignation sleeps not. insomuch that you shall be for a fable. with )oses. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper. # will not pardon the old men or the widows..
truly. although it is all the same cloth! so also men.or all that is written in the Boo$ of )oses is most true. and # will tell you who has the devil at his bac$.or the hands of one body do not feel the pain of another body*s feet. but was willing to slay his own son in obedience to God.or if # had said the lie # had been adored by you. albeit they are all of one material. inasmuch as God our creator is 6God7 alone. as God lives. for this cause the devil stirs up the world against me. in whose presence my soul stands. he who wor$s after the will of the devil. 1ear$en therefore to me.* #hapter *07 Jesus answered! *(s God lives. to ma$e yourself $ing of #srael. + Jesus. because you shall be doing his will. who has sent me into the world. but that of the body in which they are united. (s God lives. *#f # 4as # $now5 have sinned. nor are you incorporate with that head wherein (braham was incorporate. perhaps. and "harisees made a circle round about Jesus. he who fears and loves God his Creator has the feeling of mercy over them 6over7 whom God his head has mercy! and seeing that God wills not the death of the sinner. who has put on him the bridle of his will and rules him at his pleasure.* (nd then the priests. surely. saying! *'ell me. and God will love you. nor son of God.ee$ you. that he not only bra$e in pieces the false idols and forsoo$ his father and mother. but if none can reprove me of sin it is a sign that you are not sons of (braham as you call yourselves. Jesus answered! *3hat is that thing which you see$ to $now about the )essiah. . # had not fled when the people of Nain would fain have made me $ing. that # see$ not anything in this world. because # am not of this world. scribes. ma$ing him to run into every ini8uity.Beware lest some danger befall you<* Jesus answered! *#f # sought my own glory and desired my portion in this world. and have not respect to the priest of God. 3hereupon the high priest drew near. nor even the )essiah-* Jesus answered! *No.* 'hen said the high priest! *3e want to $now a thing concerning the )essiah. # have not the devil at my bac$. in whose presence my soul stands. 3herefore. are different by reason of the wor$s of him who wor$s in the man. and # am God*s servant and desire to serve God*s )essenger whom you call )essiah.'ruly the members of a body succour one another when they are united with the head. .#hapter *01 3hen day was come. #hapter *03 #f # wor$ ini8uity. but waits for each one to repent. . (s God lives. Believe me. if you were of that body wherein # am incorporate. # have not forgotten% for this is my confession which # shall bear before the &udgment seat of God on the day of &udgment. . he has the devil at his bac$.(ssuredly # will not tell you the lie. and by the scribes 6and7 "harisees with all #srael! but because # tell you the truth you hate me and see$ to $ill me. reprove me. wherefore do you not rebu$e me as a brother. Jesus went up to the 'emple with a great multitude of people."erhaps it is the lie.* aid the high priest! *'hen what boots it to come to the 'emple with so great a multitude of people. but # see$ to cast out the devil. and they that are cut off from the head give it no succour. 9ven as a garment changes its name when it changes its owner.* aid the high priest! *Now we $now that you have the devil at your bac$% for you are a amaritan%. have you forgotten all that you did confess. but # see$ that God may be glorified. you would help me to wor$ according to my head. that you are not God. so greatly did (braham love God. (s God lives. instead of hating me as an enemy.
they struc$ one another in such wise that there died a thousand men% and they polluted the holy 'emple. for 6then7 the angel Gabriel.'he zeal of your honour. for he is an #shmaelite.1e has blasphemed all our priesthood. and # cannot hold my peace. and has spo$en blasphemy against )oses and against the 2aw of God. )ary. with the angels )ichael. if he be not removed from the world #srael will be polluted. either God or on of God% in the other it forbade. desiring only to have with him the twelve first called apostles. with the elders of the people.'he high priest answered! . # have a garden with a house beyond the broo$ Cedron. and of this they had false witnesses. he would not blaspheme against God and against )oses 6his7 servant. wherefore tell us! 3ho was this son of (braham-. who saw Jesus go out of the 'emple 4for from them he was not hidden5.ear not. and cried out! . therefore. that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed. 'hen was the high priest wroth. her sister. through the great desire that they had to slay Jesus. that any one should contend concerning Jesus of Nazareth. the son of (braham was #shmael. for God will protect him from the world. blinded with fury and hatred. Behold now.ee you not that he has deceived the whole world with his diabolical art. the angel Gabriel visited her and narrated to her the persecution of her son. inflames me. 'hereupon was held a general council against Jesus. *Brethren. that any one should call Jesus of Nazareth%. 'he disciples and believers. saying! *2ord. followed him to the house of imon.Now. and having bec$oned for silence with his hands he said!. accusing Jesus that he desired to ma$e himself $ing of #srael. if he be not a magician. :afael. (nd then.. if he were an holy one and a prophet. and came to Jerusalem to the house of )ary alome. by 6the7 command of God. and against the )essiah. who vanished from their eyes and went out of the 'emple. from whom must be descended the )essiah promised to (braham. too$ up stones to stone Jesus.* (nd in such wise did the high priest spea$ at many forsoo$ Jesus.* (nd this Jesus did. saying! . insomuch that the high priest went in person to 1erod.. go thither with some of your disciples. how did he vanish. for God will provide for all.'his # as$ of you. the high priest ascended on high. wherefore truly # say to you. weeping. and our God will give us to the nations. prophet . what do we. 'ruly # say. (nd what shall # say.or so it was that twice the :oman enate had sent a decree concerning Jesus! in one decree it was forbidden. # pray you.(ssuredly. #hapter *10 3hen the confusion in the 'emple ceased by the departure of Jesus. and # do not see$ to slay you. . 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. #hapter *09 (t this time. )ary.2et us stone this impious fellow. 'hereupon Nicodemus came thither and counselled Jesus to go out of Jerusalem beyond the broo$ Cedron. and to the :oman governor. under capital sentence. was standing in prayer. (nd the multitude of disciples leave you here in the house of imon and in my house. departed from Nazareth. see$ing her son. wherefore the secret persecution was converted into an open one. + God. and @riel.. while the >irgin )ary. how by reason of him this holy 'emple has been polluted. the prophet of the Jews. who is the hope of #srael. brought him to her.. Jesus answered! . forasmuch as the decree of the :omans made them afraid. to tarry there until this hatred of our priests be past% for # will minister to you what is necessary. on pain of death. mother of Jesus. 3hereupon every scribe and "harisee. hearing this.
seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. for all things are yours. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands.No. and save them from the world.or even as you are true God. for we will give you soldiers. and. # say not. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. have mercy upon them that you have given me. God of #shmael %and #saac%. when they write that # am your son. but rather enemies. saying! *2ord our God. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. regardless of what he said. God of (braham%. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. be you sad. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus. and against the lovers of the world. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. there was a great division among them. God of our fathers. But # pray you to $eep them from evil. as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. clay and dust. 3hen the world shall re&oice. am servant of your servants. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me. 2ord God. 3herefore. seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. on that day. ta$e them from the world. because he announces the salvation of the world. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me.of the Jews. *Now. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is. . comforted his disciples. . and to the governor. ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. because the re&oicing of the world is turned into weeping% but your sadness shall be turned into &oy and your &oy shall no one ta$e from you! for the re&oicing that the heart feels in God its creator not the whole world can ta$e away. 2ord God. that on the day of your &udgment they may come with me to bear witness against the world and against the 1ouse of #srael that has corrupted your testament. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. he prayed. 'hereupon. saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. assuredly. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus.* 'hen the governor feared the enate and made friends with 1erod 4for before this they had hated one another to death5. send to us. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me.or #. the merciful. #hapter *11 Jesus. . mighty and &ealous. saying! *Beware lest through your favouring of that man this country be rebellious! for # will accuse you before Caesar %as a rebel. that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. for this cause. so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. prophet of #srael. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me. 'he high priest therefore spo$e that under pain of anathema none should spea$ a word in defence of Jesus% and he spo$e to 1erod.
.riend. Jesus said! *# have washed you.* (nd having said this.)y time is near. he so spo$e. $nowing the place where Jesus was with his disciples. Beginning from Judas%. but you shall $now hereafter. because # have fulfilled your wor$. #hapter *1+ 'he day having come for eating the lamb. grant to your servant to be in the congregation of your )essenger% on the Day of Judgment! and not me only. saying with sorrow! *3ho shall be the traitor-* Judas then said! * hall it be #. which you have promised to bless by your )essenger.* #hapter *11aving gone forth from the house.*2ord God the aviour. and having put water in a basin. bowing his $nees an hundred times and prostrating himself upon his face. that . Nicodemus %sent the lamb secretly to the garden for Jesus and his disciples. but my hands and my head.* "eter answered! *?ou shall never wash my feet.* (nd having arisen. 'hen Jesus rose up. wherefore go and do that which you must do. be mindful of all the tribes of the earth.he shall fall into the pit which he had prepared for others. 2ord. 3hereupon Jesus re&oiced in spirit. and # will go. according as his custom was to pray. suffer me to eat. Judas answered! *2ord. for he shall fulfil all that our father David said of such an one. wherefore do you tarry. and said! *Neither shall you come in my company on the day of &udgment.* 'his said Jesus. would you wash my feet-* Jesus answered! *'hat which # do you $now not now. went to the . *2ord God. all save Judas. (nd this do. and he went forth from the house. announcing all that had been decreed by 1erod %with the governor and the high priest.* *2et us eat. Judas. desiring to depart from the world. and save not only them. who by your providence provides all things necessary for your people #srael. he too$ a towel and girded his loins. Jesus said three times! * o be it. 2ord. but every one that shall believe in them. that one of you shall betray me. + )aster-* Jesus answered! *?ou have told me who it shall be that shall betray me. 3hen the lamb was eaten. saying! *Blessed be your holy name. yet are you not all clean. that atan boast not himself against you. with all them that shall believe on me through their preaching.. Jesus came to "eter. *for # have greatly desired to eat this lamb before # am parted from you. 'he disciples thought that Jesus was sending Judas %to buy something for the day of the "assover%! but Jesus $new that Judas was betraying him.* (nd the eleven apostles heard it not. 1ave mercy on the world and send speedily your )essenger. but every one whom you have given me. 'he disciples were sad at these words. when Jesus said again! *'ruly # say to you. * 3hereupon the disciples loo$ed one upon another. because he $new who was betraying him. accordingly. Jesus saying to him again! *Do 8uic$ly that which you must do. 2ord. for whom you did create the world. save them whom you have given me. wherefore. 2ord.* 3hen the disciples were washed and were seated at table to eat.* said Jesus. aid "eter%! *2ord. insomuch that # shall be sold li$e a sheep% but woe to him. + 2ord. great and merciful<* (nd they answered. for as much as all the water of the sea will not wash him that believes me not. # than$ you. he said to him! *. for your own sa$e. because you have not separated me from the number of your servants that have been persecuted by the world and slain. bountiful and rich in mercy.* (nd turning to Judas. the devil came upon the bac$ of Judas%.* "eter answered! *3ash not only my feet. in order that atan may not be able to do aught against them. he set himself to wash his disciples* feet.. 2ord. for he believed nothing. that atan your enemy may lose his empire. weeping! * o be it. Jesus retired into the garden to pray. my God.
or God heard the prayer of Jesus. )ichael%.#f you will give me what was promised.* Judas answered! *Now have you lost your senses< ?ou are come to ta$e Jesus of Nazareth%. fled as beside ourselves. to ta$e Jesus out of the world. and by the council of the "harisees. (nd the disciples were sleeping. 'he high priest answered! . and @riel%. 3hereupon the scribes bound his eyes with a bandage. and with blows and $ic$s they began to flout Judas. his ministers. this night will # give into your hand Jesus whom you see$% for he is alone with eleven companions. and we have bound you because we $now that you do refuse the $ingdom. because he was in every way li$e to Jesus. and they led him with fury into Jerusalem. (nd John. commanded Gabriel%. and sent a "harisee to the governor to fetch soldiers. 'hey bare him and placed him in the third heaven in the company of angels blessing God for evermore. and seeing the multitude of soldiers. 'hen God. :afael%. believing that he was really Jesus. awo$e and fled. and saved the eleven from evil. and said! . and answered! *?ou. that $now not me to be Judas #scariot<* (nd as he was saying this the soldiery entered. who were assembled to put Jesus to death. wherefore in fear he withdrew into the house. because they feared the people% wherefore they too$ their arms. smiling. Judas said. was see$ing where the )aster was. said! * ir. prophet of the Nazarenes %4for so they called them who believed in Jesus5. . and when a soldier seized him by the linen cloth he left the linen cloth and fled na$ed. *tell us. insomuch that Judas was so changed in speech and in face to be li$e Jesus that we believed him to be Jesus. #hapter *11 Judas entered impetuously before all into the chamber whence Jesus had been ta$en up. with arms and lanterns as 6against7 a robber% and you have bound me that have guided you. (nd he. and they gave a legion of them. 3hereupon Judas spo$e many words of madness. and that for fear of death he was feigning madness. are our master% have you now forgotten us-* (nd he. and with torches and lanterns upon staves went out of Jerusalem. John %and "eter %followed the soldiers afar off% and they affirmed to him who writes that they saw all the e0amination that was made of Judas by the high priest. Jesus heard the approach of many people. seeing the danger of his servant. .. 3e having heard Judas* saying. for we are come to ma$e you $ing of #srael. (nd the eleven were sleeping. to ma$e me $ing<* 'hen the soldiers lost their patience. #hapter *17 'he soldiers too$ Judas %and bound him. and to 1erod. insomuch that every one was filled with laughter. 2ord. not without derision. said! *Now are you foolish. .. 'hen straightway the high priest counted to him the money. 3hereupon the wonderful God acted wonderfully. having awa$ened us. #hapter *10 3hen the soldiers with Judas drew near to the place where Jesus was. 'he holy angels came and too$ Jesus out by the window that loo$s toward the outh%. . fear not. who was it that smote you-* (nd they buffeted him and spat in his face.1ow much do you see$-.high priest. and laid their hands upon Judas. who was wrapped in a linen cloth. moc$ing him. 3hereupon we marvelled.or he truthfully denied that he was Jesus% and the soldiers.'hirty pieces of gold. and moc$ing him said! *Jesus.
3hereupon he. but rather of compassion.No all the disciples. you shall do a great wrong. believed it% and more. 'he governor therefore went out. with him who writes.* *'his man says.* "ilate 4of such was the governor*s name5. he who writes forgot all that Jesus had said! how that he should be ta$en up from the world. as though beside himself. believe me. . insomuch that the sorrow of every one was incredible. wherefore # may do what is &ust. and so treated him with hands and feet that it would have moved the very Canaanites to compassion if they had beheld that sight. and by his are has so transformed me. and smiling said! *#n the one case. are beside yourselves.* 'he high priest answered! *+ perverse seducer. in order to rid himself of such a case. seeing that he were innocent. who secretly loved Jesus. for we $now him% for if he were not the malefactor we would not have given him into your hands.3hen it was morning there assembled the great council of scribes and elders of the people% and the high priest with the "harisees sought false witness against Judas. if this be true. Judas answered! *#f # tell you the truth. if you put me to death. 'he high priest caused Judas %to be brought before him bound. and spo$e to him. but a certain Judas who guided the soldiery to ta$e Jesus.* 3hen he heard this the governor marvelled greatly. the poor >irgin mother of Jesus. . it were a great wrong to $ill him. But if he is Jesus and denies that he is. at least. But the chief priests and "harisees and elders of the people had their hearts so e0asperated against Jesus that. you will not believe me% for perhaps you are deceived as the 4chief5 priests and the "harisees are deceived. cried out with shouts. 'he derision which he then suffered at the hands of the high priest*s servants is past belief. with the scribes and "harisees.or they zealously devised new inventions to give pleasure to the council.* you shall not escape it<* (nd having said this he commanded his servants to smite him with buffetings and $ic$s. for you will have it by every means that # am Jesus.* Judas answered! * ir. (fterwards they led him bound to the governor. (s God lives. and that he should suffer in a third person. assuredly he has lost his understanding. and the sedition that he would stir up if he should escape would be worse than the former.but the 4chief5 priests and the elders of your people have given you into my hand% wherefore tell us the truth. with his $insfol$ and friends. and as$ed him of his disciples and his doctrine. so ta$e you him to 1erod. believing Judas to be really Jesus. this man is not worthy of death. answered nothing to the point. so that he sought to set him at liberty. said! *1e is a Galilean. 3hereupon Judas.or # have power to set you free and to put you to death. so that his understanding might come bac$ into his head. 3herefore he went with the mother of Jesus and with John to the cross. (nd why say # that the chief priests believed Judas to be Jesus. Judas answered! *# have told you that # am Judas #scariot. 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. you have deceived all #srael. made him enter into his chamber. for with this device he see$s to escape from our hands. thin$ing that Judas was Jesus. and that he should not die until near the end of the world.* 'hen the chief priests and elders of the people. and he says that Jesus the Galilean has by his are magic so transformed him. Nor is he mad% but rather malignant. beginning from Galilee% even to Jerusalem here. *that he is not Jesus. and 1erod is $ing of Galilee! wherefore it pertains not to me to &udge such a case. believing him to be Jesus! and they found not that which they sought. 'he high priest then ad&ured him by the living God of #srael that he would tell him the truth. 3herefore. who is a magician. who promised to give into your hands Jesus the Nazarene% and you. as$ing him for what cause the chief priests and the people had given him into his hands. for you shall slay an innocent person% seeing that # am Judas %#scariot. o they attired him as a &uggler.* 'he governor answered 4thin$ing that he wished to spea$ concerning the 2aw5! *Now $now you not that # am not a Jew. believed it.* said the governor. and not Jesus. by what are # $now not. and it were impious to slay a madman. saying! *1e is Jesus of Nazareth%.* (ccordingly . they too$ delight in seeing him so treated.
and were not only present at the death of Judas. #hapter *13 'hen returned each man to his house. But they that stood firm in the doctrine of Jesus were so encompassed with sorrow. 'hen 1erod moc$ed him. where they used to hang malefactors. saying to him. 1e did not suffer Judas to die under the scourges. under pain of anathema%. (nd they held out their hands to receive gifts. living after the manner of the unclean Gentiles. But Jesus had never been willing to go to his house. (nd so in company with the mother of Jesus they went to )ount Calvary. 'hose disciples who did not fear God went by night 6and7 stole the body of Judas and hid it. went with the mother of Jesus% to Nazareth%. denying that he was Jesus. to which Judas gave answers not to the purpose. why have you forsa$en me. Now when Judas had been led thither. that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus% wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus. putting in his hand a reed for sceptre%. and fearing lest "ilate should set him at liberty. and the person of Judas were so li$e to Jesus. reserved Judas for the cross. that no one should tal$ of Jesus of Nazareth%. saying! *#t is fitting to our new $ing to clothe him and crown him*! so they gathered thorns and made a crown. because the chief priests and scribes and the "harisees had given him a good 8uantity of money. in order that he also might gain some money. AJudas truly did nothing else but cry out! *God. with all his court. 'he governor having heard that this was so from a servant of 1erod. saying! *Now. bowing down in moc$ery. (nd the soldiers came before him. saluting him as /ing of the Jews. But God. and sent him bac$ to "ilate. 1erod as$ed him of many things. but by means of Nicodemus and Joseph of (barimathia% they obtained from the governor the body of Judas to bury it. 'he high priest then commanded. that they remembered not what Jesus had said. notwithstanding that the soldiers scourged him so grievously that his body rained blood. and buried him in the new sepulchre of Joseph% having wrapped him up in an hundred pounds of precious ointments. they too$ him down from the cross with such weeping as assuredly no one would believe. (nd this crown of thorns they placed upon Judas* head. o they led him to )ount Calvary. weeping continually. . who had decreed the issue. feigned that he desired to set Judas at liberty. such as new $ings are accustomed to give% and receiving nothing they smote Judas. how are you crowned. 3hereupon they condemned two robbers with him to the death of the cross. *Do not fail in &ustice to the people of #srael<* A (nd this 1erod wrote. believing that Jesus had been a false prophet. the face. and they made him sit in a high place. who were paid by the scribes to slay him under the scourges. made a gift of money to the governor. seeing him die who was entirely li$e to Jesus. if you will not pay your soldiers and servants-* A'he chief priests with the scribes and "harisees. 3hereupon. because 1erod was a Gentile. 3hereupon he caused him to be scourged by his slaves. and adored the false and lying gods. and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did! for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world% for that at that time he should be ta$en away from the world. in order that he might suffer that horrible death to which he had sold another. and there they crucified him na$ed%. who having received it gave Judas to the scribes and "harisees as guilty to death. li$e those of gold and precious stones which $ings wear on their heads. spreading a report that Jesus was risen again% whence great confusion arose. 1e who writes. seeing the malefactor has escaped and # die un&ustly-* A'ruly # say that the voice. and caused him to be clad in white as the fools are clad%. in moc$ery they clad him in an old purple garment%. seeing that Judas died not by the scourges. who of a long time had desired that Jesus should go to his house.they led Judas to 1erod. with John and James his brother. 'hereupon. for the greater ignominy. foolish $ing.
embracing his mother! *Believe me. through fear they fell as dead. (nd having lifted up each one. who fights against God*s enemies% :afael. and recounted all to him. seeing that God is merciful. 'hen how each one was affected< God who discerns the heart of men $nows that between grief at the death of Judas whom we believed to be Jesus our master. in order that they might be seen and heard to spea$ by his mother and her companions. (nd Jesus lifted up his mother and the others from the ground.* #hapter **0 Jesus replied. Jesus came. because her son was risen again. he that writes% prayed the mother of Jesus% that she would be pleased to leave off weeping. for truly # say to you that # have not been dead at all% for God has reserved me till near the end of the world. to the room where abode )ary the >irgin with her two sisters. and him who writes. to bear Jesus into his mother*s house.or every one that loves you has been as dead. 1earing this. 'hen the >irgin. and 2azarus. 3hereupon. and to the shame of your doctrine. insomuch that through fear every one again fell down as dead. wherefore has . and )artha and )ary )agdalen. and the desire to see him risen again.* #hapter *19 'he >irgin returned to Jerusalem with him who writes. Gabriel. where Jesus was in the company of angels. 'hen Jesus gave four linen cloths to the angels that they might cover themselves. and @riel. commanded those who dwelt with her to forget her son. on that day on which the decree of the high priest went forth. who are )ichael. :afael%. were consumed. he comforted them. for they altogether believed that Jesus was dead. 3hereupon. 3herefore Jesus prayed God that he would give him power to see his mother and his disciples. and many were stoned and many beaten.* (nd having said this he prayed the four angels that they would manifest themselves. and # will answer you. 'hen the merciful God commanded his four favourite angels. 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. suffered you to die. and had transformed Judas. to the shame of your $insfol$ and friends. who receives the souls of them that die% and @riel. weeping. and John and James and "eter.* 'hey remained every one for a long time beside himself at the presence of Jesus. wherefore God.ear not.(nd so there arose a great persecution. we. the >irgin. weeping. 'he news reached Nazareth how that Jesus. as it was lawful for me when you dwelt with us-* Jesus answered! *(s$ what you please. because they could not hold their peace on such a matter. said! *2et us go to Jerusalem to find my son. albeit she $new the decree of the high priest to be un&ust. o the angels that were guardians of )ary ascended to the third heaven%. my son. said! *'ell me. is it lawful for me to 8uestion you now. having died on the cross was risen again. and give testimony how the matter had passed. saying! *'hese are the ministers of God! Gabriel. 'hereupon the angels manifested themselves li$e four shining suns. 'hen the four angels narrated to the >irgin how God had sent for Jesus. suffering him only to be seen by them that believed in his doctrine. for # am Jesus% and weep not. and there $eep watch over him for three days continually. the >irgin )ary. who announces God*s secrets% )ichael. and James and John. and many banished from the land. # shall die content when # have seen him. 3hereupon. that he might suffer the punishment to which he had sold another. for # am alive and not dead. who will call every one to the &udgment of God at the last day. saying! *. who feared God. mother. with the mother of Jesus.* 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster.. having given you power to raise the dead. surrounded with splendour. their fellow citizen. Barnabas.
God. he embraced his mother. (nd as they all stood in prayer.two. the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief. at midday Jesus came with a great multitude of angels who were praising God! and the splendour of his face made them greatly afraid and they fell with their faces to the ground.# will do so. ma$ing us to believe that you were dead. o they all went there e0cept twenty. ma$ing all men to believe that # died upon the cross.Go to the )ount of +lives with my mother. if God wills. :est in God who created you and me. + 2ord our God. and said! . 'ruly # say to you.. (nd then Jesus commanded us to call his faithful disciples 6so7 that they might see him. and every one may believe the truth.. Jesus said! *?ou are &ust. as it always is. saying! . 'hen before their eyes the four angels carried him up into heaven. shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God*s 2aw. on of God. was persecuted.)ay God*s grace and mercy be with you. since men have called me .. in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell.two disciples. + )aster% but # do not $now what happened to Judas. (nd this moc$ing shall continue until the advent of )uhammad%."eace be to you.. he prayed God for the salvation of the faithful. (nd he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again. pretending to be disciples. and . saying! . Beware. hated of atan. who. and they will tell you all that has passed. Jesus answered! .Do you hold me and God for liars..* #hapter **1 Jesus turned himself to him who writes.. preached that Jesus died and rose not again.Barnabas.five of the seventy. and throughout the world. that . however small it be. of all things that you have heard and seen. But Jesus lifted them up. 'he third day Jesus said! . # did not die% it was Judas the traitor. (nd having said this. in order that the faithful may be undeceived.. (nd having said this. .. in order that # be not moc$ed of the demons on the day of &udgment. see that by all means you write my gospel concerning all that has happened through my dwelling in the world. because to you only belongs honour and glory without end. he turned to his disciples. seeing that God is offended at sin. that every sin. # am your master.# said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world. and saying! . for atan will ma$e every effort to deceive you. and many others of the seventy. God punishes with great punishment. and yet preach.1ere are John and "eter who saw everything. Be my witnesses in #srael. for there # will ascend again to heaven.or certain evil men. for # did not see it. but rose again. the disciples scattered through the different parts of #srael and of the world. who for fear had fled to Damascus. saying! .Do not be afraid.and your mother has so wept for you that she has been near to death% and you. my mother. 3herefore. who are an holy one of God. (nd write in a similar manner that which has befallen Judas.he so tormented us. and you will see who shall bear me up. Barnabas. and they ate with Jesus. on you has God suffered to fall the calumny that you were slain amongst robbers %on the )ount Calvary-* Jesus answered! *Believe me. +thers preached that he really died.. and the conversion of sinners and 6then7. (nd though # have been innocent in the world. his prayer ended. 1aving thus spo$en. #hapter *** (fter Jesus had departed. o James and John called together the seven disciples with Nicodemus and Joseph. comforting them. the )essenger %of God.. by falsehood. and the truth. since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love. +thers preached. 'hen answered he who writes! . when he shall come. has willed that # be moc$ed of men in this world by the death of Judas%. God.
49< O5 T74 GO=>4L . as much as # have written . we preach to those that fear God. But we . (men.Jesus is the on of God. among whom is "aul deceived. that they may be saved in the last day of God*s Judgment.
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