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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
they too$ the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. )ary and Joseph perceived that the child must needs be for the salvation and ruin of many. guided by the star. who shall lead my people #srael. announcing all that they had seen in Judaea. 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. and having arrived at Jerusalem they as$ed where was born the /ing of the Jews. and lo. they saw the star standing still above the inn where Jesus was born. outside the city. $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. $ing of Judaea. Bethlehem. wherefore having concluded among themselves. (nd the magi presented unto him spices. and all the city was troubled. the star which appeared to them in the east went before them. (nd when 1erod heard this he was affrighted. 3hereupon. 3herefore they feared God. which went before them.3hen the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the 2ord. and $ept the child with fear of God. when Jesus was born. (nd so having come to Bethlehem. and gave him the name Jesus. which had guided them thither. art not little among the princes of Judah! for out of thee shall come forth a leader. eeing the star the magi were filled with gladness. with silver and gold. #hapter 3 . they were warned by the child not to go to 1erod! so departing by another way they returned to their own home. #n the reign of 1erod. 'he magi therefore departed out of Jerusalem. 'hen said 1erod! *Go to Bethlehem and search out with all diligence concerning the child% and when ye have found him. while sleeping. and. (nd so they circumcised the child. as it is written in the boo$ of )oses. #hapter 7 The 'isitation of !esus b% /agi. #hapter 1 Three )agi are led b% a star in the east to !udaea. because # also would fain come and worship him. 1erod therefore called together the priests and the scribes. come and tell it to me. and bending down they did obeisance to him.* (nd this he spa$e deceitfully. /a2e obeisan"e to hi/ and gifts. they came to Judaea. finding !esus. wherefore they wished with gifts to worship this new /ing manifested by his star. three magi in the parts of the east were observing the stars of heaven. 'he magi therefore went thither. recounting to the virgin all that they had seen.* 1erod accordingly called together the magi and as$ed them concerning their coming! who answered that they had seen a star in the east. and their return to their o$n "ountr%. 3hereupon appeared to them a star of great brightness. and entering the dwelling found the child with his mother.
* .* Jesus answered! */now ye not that the service of God ought to come before father and mother-* Jesus then went down with his mother and Joseph to Nazareth. he'ing returned to !udaea.Behold # and thy father have sought thee for three days sorrowing. saying! *:eturn into Judaea. in the midst of the doctors. and herod /assa"res the inno"ent "hildren. and was sub&ect to them with humility and reverence. insomuch that whatever # say the whole bath come forth from that boo$. seeing he is so small and hath not learned to read-* )ary reproved him. 1erod seeing that the magi did not return. who were saying! *Blessed be God. was reigning in Judaea. .* #hapter 9 !esus. and there they abode until the death of 1erod! who. in which he had $nowledge of what God hath done and what hath said and what God willeth insomuch that everything was laid bare and open to him% as he said unto me! *Believe. 'he soldiers therefore came and slew all the children that were there.* he was surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light and by an infinite multitude of angels. having come to the age of twelve years. to worship there according to the law of the 2ord written in the boo$ of )oses. and they went into 9gypt.!esus is "arried in flight to 4g%pt. Joseph arose with great fear. hearing that (rchelaus. fearing to remain in Judaea% and they went to dwell at Nazareth. 'he child grew in grace and wisdom before God and before men. #hapter 10 Jesus having come to the age of thirty years. which descended into the heart of Jesus. saying! * on.* Joseph therefore too$ the child with )ary 4he having come to the age of seven years5. 3hen their prayers were ended they departed.* 'he angel Gabriel presented to him as it were a shining mirror. Barnabas. holds a $ondrous disputation $ith do"tors. son of 1erod. because they thought that he was returned home with their $insfol$.1ow can there be such doctrine in him. . (nd every one was amazed at his 8uestions and answers. went up to )ount +lives with his mother to gather olives. 'hen at midday as he was praying. as he himself said unto me. saying! . and too$ )ary with the child. disputing with them concerning the law. he went into Galilee. 3hereby were fulfilled the words of the prophet. sent his soldiers to slay all the new. having lost Jesus. but consolation is not given her because they are not. as 1erod had commanded them.born children in Bethlehem. )ary therefore returned with Joseph to Jerusalem. saying! *(rise up 8uic$ly. 'he third day they found the child in the temple. and came to Judaea% whence. believing himself derided of the magi. saying! *2amentation and great weeping are there in :amah% :achel lamenteth for her sons. Jesus. for they are dead that willed the death of the child. what hast thou done to us. went up with )ary and Joseph to Jerusalem. 3hen 1erod was dead. behold the angel of the 2ord appeared in a dream to Joseph. when he came to these words! *2ord. ha'ing "o/e to the age of t$el'e %ears. But behold while Joseph was sleeping there appeared to him the angel of the 2ord. see$ing Jesus among $insfol$ and neighbours. and ta$e the child with his mother and go into 9gypt for 1erod willeth to slay him*. that # $now every prophet with every prophecy. with mercy . . a boo$. believed himself moc$ed of them% whereupon he determined to put to death the child that was born.
to receive the prophet whom God sendeth unto thee*.* Jesus reproved him. have mercy on me. telling her that he needs must suffer great persecution for the honour of God. having heard this. having received this vision. recounting that which God through Jesus had done unto the leper. he opened his mouth. touching the sic$ man with his hands in the name of God! *+ brother. brother. and $nowing that he was a prophet sent to the house of #srael.Before 2ucifer in the brightness of the saints # created thee. art a man.* 'he leper answered! *# $now that thou. and entered with Jesus into Jerusalem. 'herefore the priests besought Jesus. #hapter 11 !esus )ira"ulousl% healeth a leper.* 'hen. sighing. insomuch that the flesh of the leper was left unto him li$e that of a child. eeing which namely.Jesus. )ary answered! * on. Blessed be the holy name of God. he said. Blessed . as he spo$e by his servant David.* 'hen ascended Jesus to the place whence the scribes were wont to spea$. that # should do unto thee-* 'he leper answered! *2ord.* Jesus answered! *3hat wilt thou. saying! *'hou art foolish% pray to God who created thee. 'herefore with tears he prayed him. 3herefore pray thou to God. (nd having bec$oned with the hand for silence. Jesus descending from the mountain to come into Jerusalem. receive thy health<* (nd when he had said this the leprosy was cleansed. saying! *Behold the prophet< behold the holy one of God<* (t which words many that were going out of Jerusalem ran bac$. met a leper. so that they could scarce be contained there. thou son of David.. wherefore they all ran together to the temple to see Jesus. but an holy one of the 2ord. saying! *Brother. saying! *'his people desireth to see thee and hear thee% therefore ascend to the pinnacle. who by divine inspiration $new Jesus to be a prophet. who of his goodness and mercy willed to create his creatures that they might glorify him. as thou art. Jesus departed therefore that day from his mother to attend to his prophetic office. and he will give thee health% for # am a man.* but the more he prayed him the more he cried out. #hapter 1* 5irst ser/on of !esus deli'ered to the people& $onderful in do"trine "on"erning the na/e of God. give me health. hold thy peace and say nothing. saying! *Blessed be the holy name of God. 'he whole city of Jerusalem was moved by these words. and if God give thee a word spea$ it in the name of the 2ord. #srael. having said this. 2ord. that he was healed. and that he could not any longer abide with her to serve her. saying% *Jesus.* 'hen Jesus. ere thou west born all was announced to me% wherefore blessed be the holy name of God. the leper with a loud voice cried out! *Come hither. Jesus prayed him. 3hereupon. saying! . and goeth into !erusale/. 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. said! *2ord God (lmighty. who had entered therein to pray. for the love of thy holy prophets give health to this sic$ man. and he will give me health.
2ord. and the world shall be near its end. who had received him as a prophet of God. Blessed be the holy name of God. that all wept. 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. Jesus descended from the temple% and that day he departed from Jerusalem. (nd having passed the whole night in prayer. and doctors. for thou art my salvation. so be it. chastised the unbelievers and punished the impenitent. as he promised to our father (braham and to his son for ever. in mercy hear the prayers of the servant. and the priests are minded to $ill me. burned up three wic$ed cities. 'hen by his servant )oses he gave us his holy law. and the people weeping said! * o be it. Jesus having in spirit perceived the desire of the priests. (nd blessed be God. 'hou $nowest. in the morning Jesus praying said! *+2ord. how great is thy mercy upon me. for all that thou hast granted me-* 'he angel Gabriel answered! *(rise. Jesus. brethren. which endureth for ever. who drove man out of paradise for having transgressed his holy precept. (nd they meditated upon his death. (nd in such wise did Jesus spea$ to the people. that they might wal$ in truth and righteousness before him% who delivered his servants from every evil. *But. who would not reverence him whom God willeth to be reverenced. and spea$ thy word% for thy word is truth.* 3hen Jesus had spo$en these words. overwhelmed "haraoh in the :ed ea. and gave themselves only to vanity% he rebu$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.be the holy name of God. and remember . Blessed be the holy name of God. 2ord. Blessed be the holy name of God. and gave them this land. 2ord God almighty and merciful. and what shall # give thee. #hapter 1+ The re/ar2able fear of !esus and his pra%er. from the least to the greatest. # $now that the scribes hate me. behold there came to him the angel Gabriel. + 2ord. saying! *. + Jesus. sent the deluge upon the earth. (nd the priests spo$e evil of Jesus among themselves. ascended the )ount of +lives to pray. Blessed be the holy name of God. and thou shalt not die till everything be fulfilled. who with mercy loo$ed upon his creatures.* 'he prayer being ended. who created the angels that they might serve him. who created man out of the clay of the earth. crying mercy. first parents of the human race. but for fear of the people. scourged 9gypt.ear not. who punished and reprobated atan and his followers. and forsoo$ the law of God% he rebu$ed the doctors because they made the law of God of none effect through their traditions. ome days having passed. they spo$e no word. and save me from their snares. + 2ord. saying! *+ great 2ord God. for a thousand thousand who dwell above the heaven guard thy garments. and the $onderful "o/fort of the angel Gabriel. Blessed be the holy name of God who &ust punished Cain the fratricide. who on that day conceived hatred against Jesus for having thus spo$en against the priests. and beseeching Jesus that he would pray of them% save only their priests and leaders. scattered the enemies of his people. that atan should not deceive us! and he e0alted us above all other peoples. scribes.* Jesus fell with his face to the ground. Jesus raised his hands to the 2ord God and prayed. with many that followed him. what do we to. who with mercy loo$ed upon the tears of (dam and 9ve.day. thy servant% therefore. and therefore sent them his holy prophets. and set him over his wor$s. that # thy servant see$ thee alone.
who was slain upon the cross. praising and blessing God. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God. and fasted forty days and forty nights. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* . and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God. wine. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage. saying! *'hey have no wine. and Judas #scariot the traitor. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. servant of God. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need. !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles. mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. having seen the whole matter. there is here a holy man of God. Jesus therefore went. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. fishermen% Barnabas.(braham.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus. 1is mother accosted Jesus. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. for he hath made of water. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me. Jesus answered! *3illingly. and as they were feasting the wine ran short. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. which Jesus offered in sacrifice.* 'he servants did so. not eating anything day nor night. Jesus said! *. and tempted him in many words. rose from the table and paid him reverence. who wrote this. Jesus. and the $nife not being able to cut his son. for they touched the heart. 'he servants answered! *+ sir. but he stole the tenth part of everything. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only. turning the $ater into $ine.or he $new nothing of all that Jesus had done. went up into the mountain. but were with power. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy. whom he called apostles. who is glorious for ever. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. 'hen appeared atan unto him. and abode all night in prayer. and chose twelve. Jesus descended from the mount.fter the fast of fort% da%s. atan having departed. among whom is Judas. at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. having returned to the region of Jerusalem. and it is not lawful to steal it-* 'hereupon the angel Gabriel showed unto him a sheep. seeing # have no money. #hapter 1. with )atthew the publican.ill these vessels with water. a true prophet sent to us from God<* . saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. + Jesus. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God.begotten son #shmael. but where shall # find the lamb. Jesus. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies. to fulfil the word of God.
saying! *Great are the benefits which God bath bestowed on us wherefore it is necessary that we should serve him with truth of heart. would ye not give to such a man everything that ye hadBut # say unto you. 1e ought to have been mindful of the poor. 3herefore serve God and despise the world. *>erily. + my soul. ye receive it bac$ an hundred. >erily # say unto you. and to have made himself friends with the alms of unrighteous riches of this world% for they bring treasures in the $ingdom of heaven.3ho shall give us to eat-.* #hapter 11 . and he should give unto you tenfold and twentyfold. ?e cannot therefore find rest in the world. wretched ban< for that night he died. 1ear my words for # spea$ unto you in truth. saying! . the other will hate you. 'his now should be an e0ample unto you% and if ye desire another e0ample # will give it you. *3eigh not down your hearts with earthly desires.(ssuredly not! but he beareth things light and prized for their usefulness and convenience upon the road. for they shall be comforted. . *No man can in any wise serve two masters that are at enmity one with the other! for if the one shall love you. which God our 2ord clotheth and nourisheth with greater glory than all the glory of olomon. but rather persecution and loss. and when he had sat down there his disciples came near unto him% and he opened his mouth and taught them. for the angels shall minister unto them. *'ell me. that even as a man cannot see with his eyes the heaven and the earth at one and the same time. and # will build new and greater ones! therefore thou shalt triumph my soul<. that heaven and earth shall fail. 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. *>erily. 9ven so # tell you in truth that ye cannot serve God and the world for the world lieth in falsehood. so it is impossible to love God and the world. ee then how much ye ought to be content to serve God. and malignity.fold. (nd he is able to nourish you. in order that ye may do all that # tell you. if ye will contain the new doctrine that shall come out of my mouth. they being si0 hundred and forty thousand men. yet shall not fail his mercy unto them that fear him. and did not suffer their clothing to wa0 old or perish. *Blessed are the poor who truly hate the delights of the world. if ye should give your money into the ban$ to a publican.3hat shall # do. blessed are they that eat at the table of God. >erily # say unto you. and visiteth the house of Judah with love. But behold the flowers and the trees.# will pull down my barns because they are small.'hen his disciples believed on him. or . and many returned to their heart. that whatsoever ye shall give and shall forsa$e for love of God. and life everlasting. besides women and children. # pray you. and he said. .3ho shall clothe us-. *?e are &ourneying as pilgrims. covetousness. +h. saying! *"raised be God. Doth the pilgrim encumber himself with palaces and fields and other earthly matters upon the way. But the rich of the world in their prosperity are hungry and perish.onderful tea"hing gi'ing b% !esus to his apostles "on"erning "on'ersion fro/ the e'il life. blessed are they that mourn this earthly life. (nd forasmuch as new wine is put into new vessels. for they shall abound in the delights of the $ingdom of God. and blessed be his holy name. +ne day Jesus called together his disciples and went up on to the mountain. verily. with the birds. for from me ye shall find rest for your souls. who hath mercy upon #srael. 'here was a rich man whose incomings increased. even so ought ye to become new men.
but # have chosen you.. and God8s prote"tion sa'ing the/. (nd because God hath no body.# am that which # am. Jesus answered! *"hilip.. + God. that are one hundred and forty. 1e alone hath no e8ual. 1e hath no father nor mother% he hath no sons. and said! *1ave mercy. and seven thousand sons of prophets who were hidden by the captain of (hab*s host.>erily thou art a hidden God. ye shall be truly my disciples% for the world hath been ever an enemy of servants of God. hath he no sons-* Jesus answered! *'here are written in the prophets many parables. #f then the world shall hate you. nor brethren. of the most simple substance. + 2ord our God<* Jesus said! *>erily # say unto you. uncompounded. nor companions. what sayest thou. for #saiah the prophet said! . :emember 6the7 holy prophets that have been slain by the world. dieth 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 to the sense. sleepeth not.* 1is disciples wept at these words.four thousand. and the true faith of )u/in. 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. the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies. for that he is incorporeal. that here on earth thou canst not see him nor $now him perfectly% but in his $ingdom thou shalt see him for ever! wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory. have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city.* #hapter 13 7ere is sho$n forth the perse"ution of the ser'ants of God b% the $orld. # say unto thee. nor will he ever have an end. unrighteous world. "hilip. Jesus sighed and said! *1ave mercy on #srael. but we desire. immaterial. but abideth eternally without human similitude. and God said to )oses his servant! . 3hen Jesus had said this. + 2ord God% and loo$ with pity upon (braham and upon his seed. to $now God. +h.ear . wal$eth not. even as in the time of 9li&ah ten thousand prophets were slain by Jezebel.#t is surely written in #saiah that God is our father% how. and to everything shall he give an end. "hilip answered! *3e are content to serve God. 1e hath had no beginning. have spo$en dar$ly. in order that they may serve thee with truth of heart. however. moveth not. 1e is so good that he loveth goodness only% he is so &ust that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. then. and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy covenant.or all the prophets. whom God hath sent into the world. 2ord God of our fathers. but to everything hath he given a beginning.* "hilip answered! *)aster. that ye may be my disciples. that $nowest not God< . because he is the messenger of God* (nd having said this. #n short. insomuch that scarcely did poor 9li&ah escape. wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter. and shall shed light upon the dar$ness of all that the prophets have said. 1aving said this. .#hapter 17 6n this "hapter is "learl% per"ei'ed the unbelief of #hristians. 1is disciples answered! * o be it. Jesus said! *?e have not chosen me.* Jesus answered! * o be it. But after me shall come the plendour of all the prophets and holy ones.
3ith tears the lepers answered! *3e $now that thou art man li$e us. but yet an holy one of God and a prophet of the 2ord% wherefore pray thou to God. Beware. healeth ten lepers.( leaf of a tree falleth not without the will of God. giving testimony against the twelve tribes of #srael.Be ye holy. for thy name is written in the boo$ of life. and li$ewise the rain. .for # have chosen twelve. >erily # say unto you that the servant studieth to please his master. but it feareth to be revealed. saying! *. and said unto them! *3hat will ye of me. and shall # then become reprobate-* Jesus answered! . for # am perfect. and his disciples said! *(men. have ye so lost your reason for that ye say! . perchance.* (nd having said this Jesus sighed.* #hapter 19 !esus foretelleth his betra%al. but rather with good. for # am pure% and be ye perfect. *Believe me. + brethren-* 'hey all cried out! *Give us health<* Jesus answered! *(h. because in him is not the divine feeling. what thing is this. for # your God am holy% be ye pure. for the hairs of your head are numbered so that they shall not perish. Behold the sparrows and other birds.Be not sore grieved. behold we have felt all to follow thee. oought ye to do good to all% for it is written in the law! . ee ye not me to be a man li$e yourselves. have more care of the birds than of man. hall God. what shall become of us-* Jesus answered! *>erily ye in the day of &udgment shall sit beside me. 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. Jesus made his prayers.ear not. #s there any man.#n your patience ye shall possess your soul. . will atan deceive me. 2ord God almighty and merciful. Behold God. and he will heal us. that the world will greatly fear you if ye shall observe my words. "eter answered! *+ teacher. but rather with water% even so # say unto you that ye shall not overcome evil with evil. and therefore hate ye the world.(ssuredly not.ire is not e0tinguished with fire. Call unto our God that hath created you! and he that is almighty and merciful will heal you. our 2ord. saying! *+ 2ord. whereof falleth not one feather without the will of God.* 'he disciples were sore grieved at this word% whereupon he who writeth secretly 8uestioned Jesus with tears. :e&oice. Be ye sure that God hateth the pomps and lusts of the world.* 1aving finished his devotions. Barnabas% for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. #f ye shall see your words scorned by the world lay it not to heart. because # tell you the truth. therefore it will hate you and persecute you.. who causeth the sun to come upon the good and evil. Now how much less ought ye to thin$ that God would abandon you. ?our garments are your will and your love.* (t his words the chosen were comforted. and. for whose sa$e he hath created everything. for so do all the worst animals% but render good for evil. and one of them is a devil. . then. Jesus came down from the mountain with his disciples.not therefore ye. who careth more for his shoes than for his own son. and so he putteth not on any garment that is displeasing to his master. son of David. 'herefore if one shall give you a blow on one side of the face.or if it feared not to have its wic$edness revealed it would not hate you. who from afar off cried out! *Jesus. wherefore will ye lay it to heart. and pray God for them that hate you.Give us health-.* Jesus comforted his disciples. saying! *+ master. for he who shall hate me is not grieved at my saying. while ta$ing care of the birds< (nd why spea$ # of the birds. :ender not evil for evil. not to will or to love a thing that is displeasing to God. then. + dust and clay of the earth. offer him the other that he may smite it. have mercy on us<* Jesus called them near to him. wretched that ye are. des"ending fro/ the /ountain. so be it. and met ten lepers. 3hen Jesus had said this.
was surrounded by as many as dwelt in the city. But Jesus wal$ing through the midst of them. and !esus de"lares $here the prophet is re"ei'ed. turned himself to the lepers and said! *Go and show yourselves to the priests according to the law of God. and raising his eyes to heaven.* 3hereupon Jesus.* 'he lepers departed and on the way were cleansed. saying! *2ord. . because no prophet is received in his own country. by reason of the great wind that was contrary and the roaring of the sea. for we perish<* 'hey were encompassed with very great fear. )any were the lepers in the time of 9lisha in Judaea% nevertheless only Naaman the yrian was cleansed. but he was not sent to be nourished save unto a widow of idon. are drawing nigh. that the sea and the wind obey him-.* 'he cleansed leper departed.* Jesus answered! *'his faithless generation see$ a sign. (nd Jesus was sleeping upon the prow of the ship. said! *+ 9lohim abaoth.fter$ards he healeth the daughter of the #anaanites.* 'hen groaned Jesus and prayed to God. when Jesus had said this. 1aving arrived at the city of Nazareth the seamen spread through the city all that Jesus had wrought. saying! *(nd who is this. and he was an #shmaelite. and awo$e him. with the $ingdom of God. 'hen drew near to him his disciples. in order that they may $now that the promises made to (braham and his son. saying! *+ master. (nd the scribes and doctors having presented themselves unto him said! *3e have heard how much thou hast wrought in the sea and in Judaea! give us therefore some sign here in thine own country. have mercy upon thy servants. 3hereupon one of them. whereupon the house where Jesus was. and the sea became calm. and saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God* and with than$s he prayed him that he would receive him for servant. returned to find Jesus.'hereupon the disciples prayed Jesus. suddenly the wind ceased. . saying! *2ord God almighty and merciful. seeing that he was healed. and having embar$ed in a ship sailed to his city of Nazareth% whereupon there was a great tempest in the sea. Jesus answered! *'en have been cleansed% where are the nine-* (nd he said to him that was cleansed! *# am not come to be served. and grant them health. and the s$ine are "ast into the sea. save thyself. have mercy upon them. but it shall not be given them. Jesus arose.* 'hen were the citizens enraged and seized him and carried him on to the top of a precipice to cast him down. (nd having found Jesus he bowed himself. having said this. Jesus went to the sea of Galilee. #n the time of 9li&ah there were many widows in Judaea. and having arrived in his own neighbourhood recounted how much God through Jesus had wrought in him.* 'hen. but to serve! wherefore go to shine home. 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. #hapter *0 )ira"le on the sea $rought b% !esus. insomuch that the ship was nigh unto sin$ing. doing reverence unto him. departed from them. and recount how much God hath done in thee. 3herefore the seamen feared. #hapter *1 !esus healeth a de/onia".
went before Jesus. go thy way in peace. saying! *+ holy one of God. and then he said! *+ woman. the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters* table. But what receiveth he. what the dog doth. and e0pose his life against the robber. si0. for the service of his master.* 'he woman departed. 'he disciples 8uestioned Jesus on that day. saying that they were dogs-* Jesus answered! *>erily # say unto you that a dog is better than an uncircumcised man. + foolish ones. and he always showeth to his master a &oyful countenance. why didst thou ma$e such answer to the woman.* 'hen was Jesus seized with admiration at the words of the woman. Jesus accordingly departed from them and went up into the parts of 'yre and idon. saying! *+ master. and cast them headlong into the sea. and he did great harm to the man. with her sons.)any blows and in&uries with little bread. have pity on them< Behold how much they cry out and weep<* Jesus answered! *# am not sent but unto the people of #srael.#t is necessary that the demon should depart.#f ye consider. 'he men were filled with fear and prayed Jesus that he would depart out of their borders.* 'hen were the disciples sorrowful. near to the sea. 'hereupon Jesus said! *Depart. and said! *+ woman. doth the dog guard the house of his master. circumcised people. Jesus as$ed them how many they were.* 'he demons therefore cried! *3e will come out. and prayed Jesus that he would depart. weeping and saying! *+ son of David.* (nd having raised his hands to heaven he prayed to God.* 3hereupon all her $insfol$ &oined themselves unto the law of 6God7. who had come forth out of her own country to find Jesus. and enter into the swine. have mercy on me<* Jesus answered! *#t is not good to ta$e the bread from the children*s hands and give it to the dogs. she cried out! *Jesus. and returning to her home found her daughter. who is tormented of the devil< Jesus did not answer even a single word. and who shall be able to receive them-* Jesus answered! . because they were of the uncircumcised people.* 3herefore the woman said! *>erily there is none other God than the God of #srael. 'he disciples were moved to pity.?ea.Jesus went up to Capernaum. 'he woman answered! *+ 2ord.* 3ith a roar the demons entered into the swine. have mercy on my daughter. about ten thousand swine belonging to the Canaanites. son of David. 'hen said Jesus! *3here is your faith. saying! *1ard are these words. 'he demons cried out through his mouth. and not #. thy daughter is freed. 1aving therefore seen him come with his disciples.* (nd this said Jesus by reason of their uncleanness. and recounted all that had been brought to pass by Jesus. (nd lo< a woman of Canaan with her two sons. because they were of the un.* 'hen the woman. 'ell me. #hapter ** )iserable "ondition of the un"ir"u/"ised in that a dog is better than the%. and in such wise that no chain could hold him. according to the law written in the boo$ of )oses.* 3hen the disciples heard this they were affrighted. and said! *+ master. that hath no reason. why art thou come before the time to trouble us-* (nd they prayed him that he would not cast them forth. 'hen fled into the city they that fed the swine.* 'here were feeding there. great is thy faith. who was blessing God. (ccordingly the men of the city came forth and found Jesus and the man that was healed. ye will find my saying to be true. but permit us to enter into those swine. #s this true-* . assuredly. 'hey answered! * i0 thousand si0 hundred and si0ty. and as he drew near to the city behold there came out of the tombs one that was possessed of a devil.
'he soul that shall not have his flesh circumcised. circumcise thy fores$in and that of all thy house. because that idolatry was multiplied up the earth.(braham. so is he bound to observe all that (dam promised with an oath. and where it had its origin. 'hen said Jesus! *Consider now how much God hath given to man.braha/. . (nd therefore when the flesh shall hinder the service of God it ought to be spurned li$e clay and trampled on.. and from generation to generation came down the obligation of circumcision. (nd having bro$en a piece of roc$. (nd having said this. Jesus answered! *2et it suffice you that God hath commanded it to (braham. and made this covenant. for with vehemence of spirit he spo$e. 'hen said Jesus! *(dam the first man having eaten. and "o'enant of God $ith . and will slay this unclean one that blasphemeth the holy people of God.# have sworn by God to cut it% # will never be a liar<. (nd his disciples came to his side to listen to his words. for he is deprived of paradise. +f the clay of the earth created God flesh. he seized his flesh to cut it with the sharp edge of the stone! whereupon he was rebu$ed by the angel Gabriel.)y lord. but the flesh is wea$. 'hen said Jesus! 2eave fear to him that hath not circumcised his fores$in.*'rue it is. *'hen the angel showed him the superfluity of his flesh. 'his did (dam observe in his sons. (nd he answered! .'herefore will thy servant go in the name of the 2ord God of #srael. *3hat the flesh is at this present its desires ma$e manifest . and that he cut off. :emember that which David said to aul $ing of #srael. for this is a covenant between me and thee for ever. and da/nation of the un"ir"u/"ised. rescuing the sheep. . saying! . saying! *'he spirit in many is ready in the service of God. saying! . saying! . 3hereupon God told to (braham the fact concerning circumcision. # will cut thee<. his flesh rebelled against the spirit% whereupon he swore.. But in the time of (braham there were but few circumcised upon the earth. by fraud of atan. with an inbreathing therein. and ye shall see how unrighteous he is in not observing the covenant of God made with (braham his servant. Jesus sat nigh unto the mountain which they loo$ed upon. and the lion and seized thy servant*s sheep! whereupon thy servant went and slew them. (nd having said this. 'hen said the disciples! *'ell us + master for what reason man must needs be circumcised-. and whereto it shall be reduced.By God.while thy servant was $eeping thy servant*s floc$ there came the wolf.* answered the disciples.that it is a harsh enemy of all good! for it alone desireth sin. * 'he disciples trembled with fear at these words of Jesus. and into it he breathed the breath of life.** #hapter *+ Orgin of #ir"u/"ision. the bear. forasmuch as he that hateth his soul in this world shall $eep it in life eternal.. (nd hence. + master. 'he man therefore that feareth God ought to consider what the flesh is. Jesus spo$e again. &ust as every man ta$eth flesh from the flesh of (dam. # will scatter him from among my people for ever. (nd what is this uncircumcised one but li$e unto them . the food forbidden of God in paradise. said David. against Goliath the "hilistine! .
who bear others to the burial. and only desire that which is necessary. >erily # say unto you that they. *(braham answered! . who was full of wounds...* #hapter *9atable e:a/ple ho$ one ought to flee fro/ ban..* #hapter *0 . and the angels carried him to the arms of (braham our father. who ate barley. who upon his fingers may bring me a drop of water to cool my tongue. who fled through desert places of the mountains. and go and serve the false and lying gods. +nly the dogs had pity on him.*+ught then man for the sa$e of satisfying one of his enemies to leave off pleasing God. ye shall $now what the flesh is. and was fain to have those crumbs that fell from the glutton*s table. *who have patience.ueting and feasting. *'he rich man cried out again. and so every day held a splendid feast. and do not learn the truth. saying! *3oe to those who are servants to their flesh. but only torments for their sins.+ father (braham. * ee then whether the poor are blessed. 'hen cried the rich man! .* said Jesus. *(braham answered! .3hoso believeth not )oses and the prophets will not believe even the dead if they should arise.Consider ye this. *:emember 9li&ah. let them hear them. #t came to pass that the poor man died. for they lic$ed his wounds.Nay. and wore the Coarsest raiment. (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.'hey have )oses and the prophets. his creator.bread. remember that thou receivedst thy good in the other life and 2azarus his evil% wherefore now thou shalt be in torment. # tell you that there was a rich glutton who paid no heed to aught but gluttony. o far from it that they live here li$e immortals. to give their flesh for food of worms.. saying! . wherein endured that fierce persecution of the unclean Jezebel< :emember 9lisha. for they are sure not to have any good in the other life. and the devils carried him to the arms of atan% whereupon. + wretched they. so as not to offend against the law of God given by )oses his servant. 1aving said this. 'he rich man also died. Jesus wept. 'his should suffice for the spurning of the flesh. *'he rich man answered! . how much cold he endured< (h. and send 2azarus. and 6that7 for the space of seven years. have mercy on me. in order that they may repent and not come hither. But no one gave them to him% nay. *(braham answered! . all moc$ed him. + men. undergoing the greatest torment. But if ye will gaze at the sepulchres. not fearing to spurn the flesh. eating only grass. how many showers drenched him.+ father (braham. 'here stood at his gate a poor man by name 2azarus. clad in goats* s$in. were feared with great terror by the $ing and princes. 'herefore send 2azarus to announce to them how much # am suffering. and 2azarus in consolation. how many days he supped not< (h. for they build great houses and purchase great revenues and live in pride. on. father (braham% but if one dead shall arise they will believe. which is tormented in this flame. in my house there are three brethren of mine. hating the flesh. (h.. he lifted up his eyes and from afar saw 2azarus in the arms of (braham.
and living we needs must give it its livelihood. + Barnabas. it is written in the 2aw of God in the Boo$ of )oses! 1onour your father.braha/ $ith his father. sold his cloa$ to buy that field. answered the disciples. that if the world had but a sound mind no one would amass anything for himself. when he $new this.. . @nderstand ye-* *?ea. saying! . God commanded that such a disobedient son should be stoned by the wrath of the people before the gate of the city. 'hen said he who writeth! *+ master. he is tied up that he may not annoy any one.>erily # say unto you.3hat shall happen to us -. and the bridle is put on him that he may wal$ at thy will. true are thy words and therefore have we forsa$en all to follow thee. that the more it amasseth the more it desireth. and his own life. #s that credible-. carry no wallet. . . (nd much as it amasseth.'ell us. and thou shalt live always with God. But in this is $nown its madness.?ou will be mad if you do not give your senses to God to buy your soul in which resides the treasure of love% for love is an incomparable treasure. for David the prophet did the same thing. for the fleshly repose of others doth it amass the same. 'he disciples answered! .. then. "eter answered! . no sandals on your feet% and do not thin$. . and labour without measure. as he confesseth . cast away your purse. discovered a treasure in a field that was to be sold for five pieces of money. "eter answered! . *>erily # say unto you. such is not worthy to be loved of God. or he who desireth much.+ master. Jesus replied! . *Now tell me.'ruly # say to you that he who shall not hate his father and his mother.+ master.. that you may live long upon the earth. for that there is enmity between there cities. 'hereupon Jesus said! . 'herefore let one single robe suffice for you. and thou shalt live securely. (nd further he says! Cursed be the son that obeys not his father and his mother.* Jesus answered! */eep thy flesh li$e a horse. #hapter *1 7o$ one ought to lo'e God. that the amassing much in this life giveth sure witness of not having anything to receive in the other. and he will provide for your need. *(nd be not offended at my words. saying! .1e who would not believe this is mad.or he that hath Jerusalem for his native country buildeth not houses in amaria.7o$ one ought to despise the flesh.nd in this "hapter is "ontained the $onderful "ontention of .. he is $ept in a poor place. insomuch that nothing shall be lac$ing unto you. 'hen Jesus said! . and beaten when he is not obedient! so do thou. 'ell us. and children and wife for love of God.or he that loves God has God for his own% and whoever has God has everything..'here was a man on a &ourney who. but all would be in common. then how we ought to hate our flesh! for to $ill oneself is not lawful. how can one love God with true love. . but have thought to do the will of God. and ho$ one ought to li'e in the $orld.or unto a horse food is given by measure. whether is poorer he who is content with little. 63hy7 do you bid us to hate father and mother-. traightway the man.# am as an horse before thee! and am always by thee. as he was wal$ing.
9very word of mine is true. 'herefore # say to you that all that which you possess God has bestowed it upon you! and so. but he does not put his hands to 6the tas$7% it is only necessary that man come to pray to his God and to give him lambs and sheep.. (nd assuredly all men do not serve one god. my son..Now go out of my house<. # would brea$ your head with this a0e! But hold your peace. and another. 'he old man was wroth at these words. ?es.. that you cut him as you will. who has sent me to the 1ouse of #srael. that little one is of ivory! see how fine it is< Does it not seem as though it were alive. what shall # do if # serve one god and another 6god7 wishes me evil because # do not serve him. such that the father wished to burn his son. By my gods. #hapter *7 .(ll the world says that it is a god. in the great temple there are a thousand gods with the great god Baal% and # am now near seventy years old. my son. and my father made me. but one man one.ather. father. said he.* (braham answered! *1ow many gods are there.or this reason7 there was enmity between them. which # sell to others to buy bread. abandon them as enemies..'hen how do they give breath. how can it be that man should ma$e the gods. said the old man.+ father. and he defends not himself<. truly. . and said! .ather.. if the gods help to ma$e man. because it is not mine. . 'he old man answered! . answered the old man. (nd then at that moment he was ma$ing an idol. and you. have no fear. that one is of olive.. what be the gods li$e-. and spea$ no words to me% for. 'hen the old man was angry. they have peace among themselves-. . . that God helps man to ma$e man. he gave blows and $ic$s to (braham. the gods are without breath.(braham was seven years old when he began to see$ God. was the world for some time without men-.3hen your father and your mother with every other thing is a stumbling bloc$ to you in the service of God. how is it that. 'he father was beside himself. Jesus replied! . mad fellow.#n any case discord will come between them.6. perhaps.. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. . 'hen said (braham! .and leave me to ma$e this god 8uic$ly. (braham answered! . laughing.Jesus replied! ... o.(nd being without life. ..#f you were of age to understand. and his God will help him.+ son. that these are not God. the god that wills me evil shall slay my own god. when you are hungry you desire bread and not words.ool. who made and worshipped false gods. and yet never have # seen that one god has smitten another god. father. 'he old man. (braham said! . but God*s.(nd so. 1is father said! . if you were a man # could $ill you<. it is not so% for # have heard an old man weeping and saying! *+ my God.is of palm wood. e0cept that the father of (braham was an image.Because. father.# should li$e to $now who made the first God.* 'hen (braham said! *+ father. the gift or the giver. and chased him from the house.ather.?our words are true. it lac$s but breath<. But tell me. hearing his son spea$ so% the son went on! .#t is certain that he will slay me also.(nd if the gods are made of wood..( fine god. (braham answered! . # pray you tell us how (braham moc$ed his father.and why-.#t is certain. o one day he said to his father! *. what made man-* 'he foolish father answered! *)an 6made man7% for # made you. because you have not understanding<. . how give they life. it is a great sin to burn wood.'his. what is more precious.ma$er.(ssuredly. for no god ma$es war upon another god% no. the gods have not helped you to ma$e so many other children that you should become the most powerful man in the world-.ather. Did not God say to (braham! Go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. "eter answered! . every day # ma$e a god.* (braham answered! *. father-* 'he old man replied! *'hey are infinite in number. and so war will arise among the gods. then. what shall # do. when you have made so many gods.. answered! . why have you not given me children-** 1is father replied! *#t is true.'hey have. saying! .. (braham answered! .. (nd if. (nd having said this. and you $now not what the gods are li$e<. say that it is not. said (braham.3hy did God say this.
how came it to pass that (braham*s father wished to burn his son-. every li$e loves his li$e. o they laid hold on him.'ruly # say to you. 'hen said "hilip! . 'here ran together there about ten thousand men. with the priests. without seeing who carried him% and thus (braham escaped death. 'he disciples answered! . 'hen Jesus said! .. and stood amazed at the prudence of (braham. #hapter *3 3hen every one had departed from the temple. who suspected him of having gone to thieve something from the temple. (nd so betimes in the morning they went before every one else to the temple. as the crowd increased (braham hid himself behind an idol in a dar$ part of the temple. and therein finds pleasure.'omorrow is the festival of all the gods% therefore we shall go to the great temple and bear a present to my god. + my father. and 8uestioned (braham of the reason why he had destroyed their gods.Come 8uic$ly.?ou have forgotten the words of the prophet. 'hereupon. and having arrived at the temple. fell in pieces. and burned about two thousand men of those who had condemned (braham to death. 'hen arrived there the father of (braham. $now you not that for laughing and moc$ing at others God turned into hideous beasts many men of 9gypt. Jesus answered! . and further. through his angel. believed that (braham had gone home before him. But (braham bare beneath his tunic an a0e hidden. (t its feet he placed the a0e. and put fire underneath.Certain it is that he desires no fellows. But Jesus reproved them.. (braham answered with guile! . through being old and composed of pieces. when they saw their gods so bro$en in pieces. going forth from the temple. having entered into the temple. who.#t has been this traitor of a son of mine. 3hereupon.Beware that in anywise you laugh not at any one.. 'herefore. for they. *2o< God. and recognizing the a0e wherewith (braham had bro$en in pieces the idols. ee you not that a0e which he has near his feet.#t is the great God that has slain them. amid the ruins which the statues made. for you shall surely weep 6for it7.braha/.. + men. if you were not mad you would not laugh at madness. who has slain our gods< for this a0e is mine..?ou are foolish< hall then a man slay God.3illingly.3e laughed over the madness of the old man. e0cept the great god Baal. because this life passes in miseries. being carried by the angel of God near to the house of his father.+ master. the priests closed the temple and went away. great Baal. saying! .#n the time of )oses.. 'hen (braham too$ the a0e and cut off the feet of all the idols. (nd he recounted to them all that had passed between him and his son. Jesus said! . ?ou shall not go where is laughter. (braham answered! . o be it. cried out! . wherefore he did not stay to see$ him. his father said to him! .+ne day. 'hey answered! . (braham having come to the age of twelve years. for you are of age to have a god. when he departed. (braham truly found himself free. . 'he fire blazed up with great fury. and let us slay him who has slain our gods<.)y God have mercy on us. . they cried out with lamentation! . who says! "resent laughter is a herald of weeping to come. 'hen Jesus said. commanded the fire that it should not burn (braham his servant. mindful of the many discourses of (braham against their gods. but sit where they weep.6n this "hapter is "learl% seen ho$ i/proper is laughter in /en& also the pruden"e of . 1is father. 'he disciples laughed over the madness of the old man. and having bound (braham*s hands and feet put him upon the wood. seen by certain men. (nd you shall choose for yourself a god. (braham. (ccordingly the men collected a great 8uantity of wood....
2ove the 2ord your God.3ho calls me-. but rise up. a feast of our nation . since he ma$es man. o be it<. for God wishes to spea$ with you. 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this.)aster. Jesus answered! .# am sure # heard myself called by name.Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him. and # bring out thereof. he heard himself called by name. ?ou shall love your God above all things.. 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred.'here must be a God who has life and power more than man. with all your heart and your mind. 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! . 'hen said (braham! . . 'he voice answered! . (nd having said this.?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so.(braham<. 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me. he said!. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. 'hen God spo$e.. being by himself. 'he tempter answered. and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! . 3hereupon. saying! . # say. loo$ing round upon the stars.Do the same as this. 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God. bent his face to earth. 'hen. (braham answered him! . + God. he heard himself called by name. . for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men. and give life% # lead down to hell. + (braham.1ow should # wash myself-.. 'hereupon. (braham answered! .. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$..Go to that fount and wash yourself.. saying! . (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree. there came to him a doctor. (braham. #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem.# am God alone.1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<.#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! .. 'ell us. he thought that they had been God. and your neighbour as yourself.. (nd so.(nd who is my neighbour-. two other times in a similar manner. 1e said to him! . But after considering their variableness with their movements. and you shall have eternal life. what must # do to have eternal life-. + (braham.'o you be honour and glory. Jesus answered! . and man without God could not ma$e man. he said! .# am the angel of God. (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7. near to the enofegia. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth.# will do everything.1ow is it written in the 2aw-. saying! .(braham<. saying! . the angel said! . Gabriel. # stri$e down..3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-. 'hen said God! . saying! .one is able to deliver himself out of my hands. for # have chosen you as my servant. + master.. saying! . 1e answered! .(braham<.. filled with fear. Jesus lifted up his hands. *(braham.Do not fear. and there is none other god but me. (braham answered! . 3hen (braham had washed himself. (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him. the moon. and your neighbour. . where. Jesus answered! . ..# am your God. for God wilshes to spea$ to you there. you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife. saying! .ear not. and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people.Go up that mountain.#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 calls me-. and no. hesaid! . 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! . and washed himself in the fount. 'he angel answered! .. (braham. how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God. and ma$e whole% # slay.1aving arrived near to the house of his father...3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-.. :emaining thus in suspense. turning round and not seeing any one on any side. and the sun.
1e who showed mercy. said Jesus. #hapter +* +ne s$illed in the 2aw invited Jesus to supper. sufficient to me is the word that you have spo$en for the healing of my son% for your God has made you lord over every sic$ness. and too$ the wounded man and washed his wounds with wine. wounded and stripped% whereupon they departed. (nd ta$ing a penny in his hand.3ait for me.'here is only the God of #srael.. . saying! . he said! . whose image is it-. 'he centurion answered! .'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you<.?esterday. for what cause have you annulled the precept of God to observe your traditions. he said! . and alighted from his horse. for the great faith that he has given you. he bra$e in pieces all his own gods.. .Be of good cheer.3herefore do not your disciples observe the traditions of our elders.. passed on without greeting him.. #n li$e manner passed a 2evite. should come to my house. Jesus turned himself to the priests. 'he man was departing% and Jesus said! . the disciples sat down to table without washing their hands. and said! . who. 'his man on the road was seized by robbers.Give therefore. a prophet of God.'a$e care of this man. seeing the wounded man. and many scribes. seeing the wounded man. and said! .+ffer and ma$e vows to the 'emple. 'hen Jesus marvelled greatly.. is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar-.( man was going down from Jerusalem to go to Jericho. and turning to the crowd..which of these was the neighbour-..Behold this stranger. for # will speedily return and conduct you to my own home. a city rebuilt under a curse. for he has more faith than all that # have found in #srael. without saying a word. Jesus turned round to Judas. lifting up his eyes! . 'he man answered! . 3hereupon.'his penny has an image! tell me. A3hereupon the man believed in our God. saying! . saying! . #hapter +1 'hen drew near to Jesus the priests. even as his angel said to me in my sleep. has granted health to your son. (nd having presented four gold pieces to the sic$ man for the host.None shall eat of my bread that does not worship the God of #srael.(t what hour did the fever leave him-.1ave you any money-. having arrived in the evening at the inn. he set him upon his own horse. 'he doctor departed in confusion.Jesus answered.2ord. 'herefore said he! . he said! . # am not worthy that you. at the si0th hour. . Jesus answered! . was moved to compassion. 'hey said! . 'he doctor answered! . to ma$e prayer over your son... who announced to him how his son was healed. and that which is God*s give it to God. #t chanced that a priest passed by that place. he gave him into the charge of the host.. my son is sic$% have mercy on my old age<.. .?ou have answered rightly% therefore go and do you li$ewise. in not washing their hands before they eat bread-. in order to tempt him..(nd # as$ you. 'hen Jesus said! ..'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you. and anointed them with ointment. 'hey answered! . his son received his health. and having entered into his house. #t chanced that there passed 6also7 a amaritan. he said! . because God. 'he man $new that when Jesus said! .2ord. and # will pay you all.s.)aster. to tempt him. Jesus came thither with his disciples. and he.. leaving him half dead. Jesus answered! ... the heat departed from him. 'he scribes called Jesus. the true and living God. for # will come to your house. 'he centurion went his way. (nd behold there drew near a centurion. and said to them! .Caesar.. 'hen they departed in confusion. and binding up his wounds for him and comforting him.that which is Caesar*s to Caesar. and on the road he met his servants. . said Jesus. waited for him in the house.?ou say to the sons of poor fathers! . (nd turning to the centurion. (nd when he had risen on the morrow. 3hereupon.'ell me.Go in peace.
and no one any account should do him hurt.?ou shall love the 2ord your God with all your soul. when Jesus with his finger pointed to the foundation.or there was a $ing who e0ceedingly loved his father. 'hen said one of the doctors! .. and in a short time the offerings were changed into money and food. by reason of the benefit they received therefrom. and so li$ewise every other sinner. saying! . and so you have done us wrong.. because that which enters into the man defiles not the man. 1ypocrites< you do this to fill your purse. answered every one. 3hich thing from custom was transformed into a law..'ruly this people worships me in vain. . or other unclean meats.#f # shall eat por$.:ender to me the sacrifice of praise.'ruly all that which a man loves. said Jesus. and with all your heart. but will come out of the man.(ssuredly not.?ou shall worship. 'hen said he who had invited him! . and with all your mind. began to offer to the statue roses and flowers. 3hereupon..)aster. 'hereupon. 'ell me. and conse8uently of God% so that he can have no . does God use this money. and the covetous has for his image silver and gold. the sons cry out! .. and offer to me your vows% for if # should be hungry # will not as$ aught of you. that to eat bread with unclean hands defiles not a man. + false scribes. and the abundance of paradise is with me. 1ence the malefactors. if not the usage of the elders. Jesus answered! . from his heart% and therefore will he be defiled when he shall eat forbidden food. that every evil has entered into the world under the prete0t of the elders.(nd so we are idolaters-. and set it up in the mar$et.3hich is the greatest ruin of a house-. as he says by his servant David the prophet! hall # then eat the flesh of bulls and drin$ the blood of sheep.. seeing that all things are in my hands.Disobedience will not enter into the man. (nd so the fornicator has for his image the harlot. (nd he made a decree that every one who approached that statue within a space of fifteen cubits should be safe. to honour it. +h miserable ones< for to others you show the most clear way. which is the greatest sin-. by which you will not go. immediately the house falls in ruin. Jesus answered! . 'ruly # say to you. insomuch that the idol of Baal spread through all the world% and how much does God lament this by the prophet #saiah.% whereby the fathers suffer.# $now well that in #srael today there are not statues of wood% but there are statues of flesh. for they have annulled my 2aw given to them by my servant )oses. 'ruly # say to you. but you yourselves the while are not willing to move them with one of your fingers. hypocrites.)aster.'ruly # say to you. caused to be made an image li$e to his father. but .. the precept says not .'his money is consecrated to God.place of the city. (nd when their fathers wish to ta$e money. will they not defile my conscience-. when the father was dead. Jesus answered! .. who made idolatry to enter into the world. #s this true-. and follow the traditions of their elders.(nd they ma$e vows of that little wherewith they ought to support their fathers. and therefore you tithe rue and mint. #hapter ++ 'hen Jesus said! . Jesus answered! . his son for his own consolation. 9very one was silent. whose name was Baal. said one of the scribes! . you have spo$en much against idolatry as though the people of #srael had idols. because it deprives a man entirely of faith. for God eats not.#f the foundation give way. that idolatry is the greatest sin.#t is true. the glutton and drun$ard has for image his own flesh. insomuch that they called it god. for which he leaves everything else but that. 9ven so then say # to you. *?ou scribes and doctors lay upon the shoulders of others weights of unbearable weight. but that which comes out of the man defiles the man. in such wise that it is necessary to build it up anew! but if every other part give way it can be repaired. and said! . 'hen answered all the scribes in wrath! . is his god.
nor of those which are under the water. ..?ou shall not ma$e to yourself any image of those things which are in heaven nor of those things which are under the heaven.:emember that which God spo$e and which )oses and Joshua wrote in the 2aw. . that atan became not reprobate for any other sin than for his pride.or no other cause did the first man with his wife weep for a hundred years without ceasing. . in order that he who invited you may come and say! . But go and sit in the meanest place. terrible &udgment of God upon the idolaters<. 3hereupon Jesus. (ll stood amazed at the spea$ing of Jesus. 'hen Jesus continued! . for they perceived that it could not in any wise be assailed. 'hen with fear of God they began to eat. . that were the beauty of the angels.#n order that you may $now that my words are true..'ruly # say to you. + 2ucifer. who will ta$e vengeance for this sin upon the fathers and upon their children even to the fourth generation. to whom God has given the sword to destroy ini8uities. 1e stretched it out whole. but found it not. as if it had never had anything wrong with it. in order that if a greater friend of the host come the host say not to you! . man. having lift up his heart to God. and when they had worshipped it. . (nd having said this. nor of those which are under the earth% nor of those which are above the water. and come and sit here. beyond every other thing. prayed. remember not to set yourself in the highest place. nor shall you ma$e it of those things which are above the earth.3hen you are invited.or they $new truly where they had fallen through their pride.(rise and sit lower down<* which were a shame to you.1ow are you fallen from heaven. that if a man $new his miseries. craving mercy of God.. above<. and then said! . were $indled with greater hatred. (nd having eaten somewhat. by commandment of God Joshua and the tribe of 2evi too$ the sword and slew of them one hundred and twenty thousand of those that did not crave mercy of God. God said. stretch out your infirm hand< . and he that humbles himself shall be e0alted. friend. reproaching him with these words! . *'ruly # say to you. having understood that he spo$e against the traditions of the elders. *'ruly # say to you.#n the name of God. (fterwards said Jesus! . Jesus gave than$s% and that day it was published through Jerusalem how great things Jesus had said.or then shall you have great honour! for every one that e0alts himself shall be humbled.spiritual affection. when our people had made the calf. spea$ing to #srael! . # say. But the scribes and priests. (nd li$e "haraoh they hardened their heart! wherefore they sought occasion to slay him.or on account of such is God wroth with the princes and $ings of the earth.or # am your God. :emember how. and you shall see how grave is this sin. . insomuch that the people gave than$s to God blessing his holy name. #hapter +'here stood before the door one who had his right hand shrun$en in such fashion that he could not use it. 9ven as says the prophet #saiah%. Jesus said again! .(rise. .. strong and &ealous. with the miracle he had wrought. But every other sin leaves to man the hope of obtaining mercy! and therefore # say that idolatry is the greatest sin. and did shine li$e the dawn! truly to earth is fallen your pride<. that it were better to burn a city than to leave an evil custom. he would always weep here on earth and account himself most mean. +h.
'ruly # say to you...+ 2ord. for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! .+ 2ord. who was as it were priest and head of the angels.Depart from me. with them that were of his mind. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%. being indignant. for we have understood that he fell through disobedience. + you cursed. atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$. your creator.five thousand years without doing aught else% atan. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us.3e repent of having done you any reverence.'he fool has said in his heart. lives carelessly without any fear. 'hey that loved God bowed themselves. . because so God wills. 'hen Jesus said! . we are spirit. (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth. for # have no mercy on you. but # am content thereat. 3hereat the holy angels. without one of them doing good. and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! .:epent you... and therefore it is not fitting so to do. but atan. the hypocrites ma$e much .+ master.2oo$ you. tell us how atan fell through pride. 'hen said God! . that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! .. and his followers. Jesus answered! . you have un&ustly made me hideous. + 2ucifer%. and the )essenger of God.God having created a mass of earth. he instigated the angels. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%.. as God lives.Calf him not 2ord. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable. )any therefore forsoo$ God. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing. because # desire to annul all that you shall do. and he who as$s receives. 1aving said this. said! . lifting their heads. and he who $noc$s to him it is opened.+ my servant. 'hen said atan! . # say. no e0ample of fearing. 'hen said God to the followers of atan! . )a$e prayer unceasingly. give me your heart. $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy. so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly. and recognize me as God.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem. Because atan had.. 3herefore consider that we are spirit. and having left it for twenty. albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God. when. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive. 3hereupon said God.'ruly # say to you. and shall suffer greater torments.. #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels.. 'hey answered! . for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust..or he who see$s finds. and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth. by the great understanding that he possessed. saying! . cast down their face to earth in fear. before his fall. and because he always tempts man to do evil. (nd the other devils said! . nor did God so much as send him any prophet to invite him to repentance! but man now that all the prophets are come e0cept the )essenger of God who shall come after me. and that # may prepare his way and man. and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become. as though there were no God.2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth. 'herefore. one day when all the angels were assembled! . there is no God. for you are 2ord.
as we forgive them that sin against us. (s God lives. he would obtain all that he should as$. and before him spea$ well of "ilate the governor. because with their lips they honour me. and what he is going to do. hallowed be your holy name. and as it is done in heaven so be it done in earth% give us the bread for every day. teach us to ma$e prayer. But # do you to wit that it is necessary to observe that which God says by #saiah the prophet. what ought man to do in order to spea$ with God.'a$e away this people that is ir$some to me. . #hapter +3 'hen answered John! .* and with his hands should stri$e you a blow. 9ven as he says to #saiah the prophet. that very few ma$e true prayer.2ord. and as$ of him mercy for his sins.'ruly # say to you. 'ruly # say to you. and therefore they do not mean that which they as$.or every prophet has observed the 2aw of God and all that God by the other prophets has spo$en. A Jesus said! . whom he hates to the death. should with his lips say to you. while than$ing him for all that he has given him'ruly # say to you. and with their heart love ini8uity and thin$ on fresh sins.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$edness. #hapter +7 'he disciples wept at the *words of Jesus and besought him.Do you thin$ that # have come to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. that he that goes to ma$e prayer without consideration moc$s God. that no one will ma$e prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed. in sooth.. whereof he has not repented. having in&ured you.. that if man should ma$e prayer to God as is fitting. as God lives. because God wills not those who honour him with their lips! who in the 'emple as$ 6with7 their lips for mercy. your will be done always.. :emember . . that all the water of the sea will not wash him who with his heart loves ini8uities. and forgive us our sins. with these words! . )oreover # say to you. how would you forgive him.2ord... to whom pertains glory and honour for ever. but deliver us from evil. (nd let your words be these! . # have not come to destroy it. and spea$s well of him.Consider what you would do if the :oman governor seized you to put you to death. and therefore atan has power over them. and suffer us not to fall into temptations. in whose presence my soul stands.or in his heart is the love of ini8uity. but will burden his soul with sin li$e to idolatry.+ 2ord our God. saying! . *Believe me. #f one. and their heart cries out for &ustice. have mercy on us. 1e turns his bac$ to God and his face to atan. for he shall have no part there. ?et no less does the man who goes to ma$e prayer and prepares not himself. ta$e away your thoughts from my eyes.(ssuredly none. but rather to observe it. Now who would go to spea$ to 1erod with his bac$ towards him. e0cept he first have made up his mind to whom he is going. but shall be least in the $ingdom of God. your $ingdom come in us.. Now tell me! who would go to spea$ to the :oman governor to 1erod. (nd furthermore # say to you.(ssuredly none.3ash you and be clean. and that same do you when you go to ma$e prayer. #t is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it. (nd if man does so in order to spea$ with man..)aster let us wash ourselves as God commanded by )oses. but their heart is far from me. saying! . Jesus answered! .9ven so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say! . *'ruly # say to you.orgive me. . that one syllable of the 2aw of God cannot be bro$en without the. for you are alone our God. gravest sin. no one that brea$s one least precept can be pleasing to God.
#hapter -0 3hen atan had $nowledge of this he became mad with indignation. and )uhammad is the )essenger of God. 1ave there been other men before me-. Jesus answered! . who by prayer obtained all that they as$ed. #hapter +9 'hen said John! . insomuch that # shall not suffer. who.#t is not well that he should remain alone.Blessed be your holy name. 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.'here is only one God.nail of the right hand it said! . filled the horses with fear. + my servant (dam. 3hereupon God gave spirit to that unclean portion of earth upon which lay the spittle of atan. 'he horses aroused themselves and impetuously set themselves to run over that piece of earth which lay among lilies and roses%. eeing the man alone. and there drowned "haraoh and his host. +ne day atan approached to the gates of paradise. God said! . (dam besought God. God created everything that lives. 1e set the twain of them as lords of "aradise.. + 2ord my God.2ord. 9li&ah. who with his prayer scourged 9gypt. and gave her to (dam for his wife. :emember Joshua. 'hen God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing% upon the thumb. and he adorned the world with all that it has.(dam. # tell you that you are the first man whom # have created. bar$ing. and so he drew near to the gate of paradise where a horrid serpent with legs li$e a camel. saying! . + master. 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.. and nails on his feet 6that7 . and rubbed his eyes.Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world.'here is only one God%. 'hen with fatherly affection the first man $issed those words.Be you welcome.Beware that in no wise you eat of these fruits. but sought only God and his honour. who made the fire to rain from heaven. both of the animals that fly and of them that wal$ and swim.)uhammad is )essenger %of God..3ell have you spo$en. But those men truly did not see$ their own in their matters.)oses the servant of God. which Gabriel had ta$en up from the mass% and raised up the dog. + God our 2ord. amuel. opened the :ed ea.. and said! .. which said! . who smote with fear the innumerable host of the "hilistines% .. and the angel Gabriel had purified that mass of earth whereon atan spat. having sprung upon his feet. 9lisha raised a dead man. and shall be my )essenger. for you shall become unclean. but we lac$ to $now how man sinned through pride. seeing the horses eating grass..nail of the left it said! .. what means the message of these words! . and so many other holy prophets. . e0cept the apples and the corn. # pray you. who shall come into the world many years hence.3hen God has e0pelled atan. thing. but shall drive you forth. and too$ a rib from near his heart. to whom he said! . whereof he said! . . 'hen God gave his soul to man. and upon the thumb. filling the place with flesh.Behold # give to you every fruit to eat. A +f that rib made he 9ve. while all the holy angels sang! .)uhammad is )essenger of God.. *'hen said God! . that you have deigned to create me% but tell me. and.. and you shall suffer great miseries.# than$ you. 3herefore he made him to sleep. saw in the air a writing that shone li$e the sun%. 3hereupon (dam opened his mouth and said! . and they fled.. who made the sun stand still. ?ou to remain here. grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands. (nd he whom you have seen 6mentioned7 is your son.
* 'hen 9ve too$ and ate of those 6fruits7. he must trail his body upon the earth. 6and7 said! *.* 'hen the serpent said! *(nd how shall # set you within 6paradise7-* atan said. and you shall eat bread by the sweat of your face. and you shall bear children with travail. stood on guard. atan presented himself before the woman li$e a beauteous angel. and you shall not remain sub&ect to others but li$e God you shall $now good and evil.* 'hen God said to (dam! *Because you have 6listened to7 your wife and have eaten the fruit. :emember that you are earth. for (dam. 9ve answered! *( serpent that stands at the northern gate brought him near to me.irst drive this wic$ed serpent forth from paradise. and so you shall go and stay at your pleasure. and will not be able to abide 6any7 longer in paradise-* (dam answered! *+ 2ord.* (nd he spo$e to 9ve. who shall $eep you as a slave. was sleeping. *?ou are great! therefore. But if you and your companion do according to my counsel. who holds the sword of God. and. open your mouth. and when outside cut off his legs! for if he wants to wal$. God called the angel )ichael. God appeared to them. and so # ate 6the fruit7. shall abide under the dominion of man.cut li$e a razor on every side. and so we are ashamed to present ourselves before you. saying! *(dam. and you shall do whatever you please. But. unless you have eaten the fruit 6that ma$es you7 unclean. they too$ fig leaves and made a clothing for their secret parts. cursed be the earth in your wor$s% it shall bring forth brambles and thorns for you. the wife whom you have given me 6urged7 me to eat 6it7 and so # have eaten it.* (nd having called the serpent. and # will enter into your belly. # hid myself from your presence because my wife and # are na$ed. 3hen midday was passed. and placed atan near 9ve.* atan answered! *1e does not spea$ the truth< ?ou must $now that God is wic$ed and envious. but $eeps every one as a slave. which is man< #f you bring me into paradise # will ma$e you so terrible that every one shall flee you. and. as the food was going down. #hapter -1 'hen both of them $new that they were na$ed. you shall eat of those fruits as 6you eat7 of the other 6fruits7. he remembered the words of God.* 'hen God said! *(nd who has robbed you of your innocence.* 'hen God said to the woman! *3hy did you give 6this7 food to your husband-* 9ve answered! * atan deceived me. and called (dam. because you shall be e8ual to God. wishing to stop the food. being ashamed. and to earth you return.* (fterwards God called . and gave the food to your husband. and he will drive us from paradise. 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. 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. where are you-* 1e answered! *2ord. her husband. where every man has the mar$. and suffers no e8uals. he put his hand into his throat.* *(nd how did that reprobate enter into 6the garden7-* said God.* 'hen the serpent did so. and so 6when7 you enter into paradise 6you7 shall place me near to those two lumps of clay that are newly wal$ing upon the earth. 'he enemy said to him! *2et me to enter into paradise.* '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 $eep guard over a lump of clay. 6'his is7 why he has said this 6to you7% in order that you may not become e8ual to him. saying! *(nd you who did 6listen7 to atan.
# will ma$e me that which # shall be able<* 'hen said God! *Depart. 'hey said! . (dam. because so have suffered all the prophets and holy one of God. and Jesus was weeping. if you will. for it is necessary that # should suffer many persecutions. and his garments became white li$e snow and his face glistened as the sun%.. for the chiefs of the priests too$ counsel among themselves to catch him in his tal$. #hapter -* 'hen the disciples wept after this discourse. 'hey said! . + my son. and shall come after me. 'hen said they! . he said! *)ay it be pleasing to God. Jesus answered! . and recounted all to the chiefs of the priests.# am not the )essiah. or any prophet. in order that we may give testimony to those who sent us.?ou are foolish. and God said to (dam 6and7 9ve. saying! . even as it is written in 9saias%.. 'herefore said Jesus to him! . and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness. 3eeping. that you come 8uic$ly and draw us out of misery. and $now not what you say. 'hen Jesus said! . and do penance.3ho are you."repare you the way for the messenger of the 2ord.. and said the truth! . (nd having said this. with him who writes this. who came laughing.# am a voice that cries through all Judea. for there be that are with us and there be that are against us. .3ho are you-. who was made before me. who said! . (nd while he . and cries! . and )uhammad is )essenger of God.or # am not worthy to unloose the ties of the hosen or the ratchets of the shoes of the )essenger of God whom you call . the one by despising man. who were both weeping! *Go forth from paradise. cursed one.)essiah. the other by wishing to ma$e himself e8ual with God. 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. reprobate.. Jesus answered! .* God hid himself 6from (dam and 9ve7.* atan then gave a horrible roar. and ma$e yourself of more account than the )essiah-. and shall bring the words of truth.. have deceived 6(dam and 9ve7 and have made them unclean. it is good to be here. "eter spo$e. and he said to him! *Because you. and said! * ince you will to ma$e me 6continually7 worse. 'hen.... that the chiefs and the elders of our people see$ occasion against me. wherefore do you preach new doctrine.ay.2ord. said Jesus. or any of the ancient prophets-. in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth.#f you be not the )essiah nor 9li&ah.(re you 9li&ah or Jeremiah. . atan and (dam sinned through pride. 'here is only one God. and lo< there came )oses and 9li&ah% spea$ing with Jesus concerning all that needs must come upon our race and upon the holy city. 3herefore they sent the 2evites and some of the scribes to 8uestion him.'ruly # say to you. Jesus confessed. when they saw many who came to find him. turning around. # will that every uncleanness 6from7 them and 6from7 all their children . 'he 2evites and scribes departed in confusion. Jesus departed and went to the mount 'abor.atan... saying! . 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! . saw written above the gate. and the angel )ichael drove them forth from paradise.No. from my presence<* 'hen atan departed..1e has the devil on his bac$ who recounts all to him. 'hen said "eter! .. 6of which7 they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me . so that his faith shall have no end. 3hereupon there shone a great light above him. my )essenger. But fear not.'herefore go not you any more into Jerusalem.* (nd thus. 'herefore. and do not let your hope fail. we will ma$e here three tabernacles. and there ascended with him "eter %and James %and John %his brother.'he miracles which God wor$s by my hands show that # spea$ that which God wills% nor indeed do # ma$e myself to be accounted as him of whom you spea$.. one for you and one for )oses and the other for 9li&ah..
. (nd in li$e manner the other disciples besought him. for whom he determined to create the whole.. 'he disciples answered! . truly because he is perfect. who believed nothing. God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand. and the #shmaelites say . sit you on my right hand until # ma$e your enemies your footstool. But the )essenger of God. has not need of satisfaction. in your seed # will bless all the tribes of the earth% and as you have bro$en in pieces the idols. even so shall your seed do.ear not...?ou have told us many things of the )essiah.. when he shall come. saying thus! God said to my lord. (nd so their words were not e0tended save to that people to which they were sent. Jesus went down and raised up his disciples. 'hen Jesus said! . how should David call him lord.#t is so written... whose son was he. not in #saac.in #shmael%. 'hen said (ndrew! .+f #saac% for #saac was father of Jacob. so save because thus he has willed'ruly # say to you. and they ate ofthe wild fruits. seeing that he has satisfaction himself. (ccordingly Jesus said! . (nd so. nor Joshua.9veryone that wor$s wor$s for an end in which he finds satisfaction. insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine.?ou deceive yourselves% for David in spirit calls him lord. . and fell with their face upon the earth as dead. #hapter -'he disciples said! . #f the )essenger of God whom you call )essiah were son of David. willing to wor$. for God loves you. 3herefore # say to you that God. 3hereupon Jesus said! .Believe me. and of what lineage-. tell us in whom this promise was made% for the Jews say . James answered! . because they had not bread.. for truly # say to you.Behold my servant. saying! . + (braham%. 'he disciples were filled with fear. and Jacob was father of Judah. he created before all things the soul of his )essenger. in order that the creatures should find &oy and blessedness in God.. #hapter -+ Jesus went down to the eight disciples who were awaiting him below. saying! . save 6from7 Judas #scariot. Jesus seated himself at the foot of the mountain. but )oses did not write it.. and shall destroy idolatry.in #saac.Behold. and has done this in order that you may believe on my words. that the promise was made in #shmael. Jesus answered with a groan! . James answered! .. 1e shall come with power upon the ungodly. that every prophet when he is come has borne to one nation only the mar$ of the mercy of God.. which he has appointed to be his slaves. that the promise was made in #saac. Jesus answered! David.+ master. and they heard a voice saying! . therefore of your $indness tell us clearly all. of what lineage will he be-. in whom # am well pleased% hear you him. it is written in the Boo$ of )oses.+f David.spo$e they were covered with a white cloud. (nd the four narrated to the eight all that they had seen! and so there departed that day from their heart all doubt of Jesus. (nd wherefore is this. of whose lineage is David. God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies.+ master.(nd the )essenger of God when he shall come. insomuch that he shall ma$e atan confounded% for so promised God to (braham. whence his )essenger should ta$e delight in all his creatures.
'ruly # say to you. as said Job the prophet of God. in whose presence # stand.'hen said the disciples! . so that scarcely is the truth found.. that atan ever see$s to annul the laws of God% and therefore he with his followers. . that he who does a good thing in order that men may see him. ready to do all that which God shall will.(ssuredly it is necessary that you do something for love of God. saying! .. the latter with lewd living. the former with false doctrine. Jesus answered! ..1e who with his tongue serves God. o that if today he praises you. which he has received from God three times more than he has given to all his creatures.'ell us plainly. .+ )uhammad%. (ccordingly Jesus departed and went up to Jerusalem. he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy.unstable. that if you consider the words of the angel Gabriel.but rather our rabbins. God be with you. (s God lives. the spirit of wisdom and might. who drew near to Jesus. 3oe to the hypocrites< for the praises of this world shall turn for them into insults and torments in hell."ut not your confidence in princes.! no. that # spea$ evil of the hypocrites% therefore if you be hypocrites # spea$ against you.. but with his heart serves men. the spirit of prudence and temperance.doers. the spirit of fear and love. and so leaves therein every unclean thought and every filthy lust.+ master. 6nor7 in the children of men. the spirit of &ustice and "iety.Clear is the deception of our doctors! therefore tell us you the truth..(rise.# therefore say to you that the )essenger of God is a splendour that shall give gladness to nearly all that God has made. 3oe.. 'hen answered Jesus! . if when #saac was born #shmael was seven years old. to day have contaminated almost all things. 3hereupon the people ran together to the 'emple with the high priest and priests. for . him reverence.or the angel said! . the hypocrite is a robber and commits sacrilege. + wretched man< for dying he loses all his reward. tomorrow he will abuse you.man is. /now you who is hypocrite.'ruly # say to you. to the hypocrites.3ho is a hypocrite. tomorrow he will be fain to despoil you. your firstborn #shmael%. before death they find themselves deprived of reward. because we $now that you are sent from God. all the world shall $now how God loves you% but how shall the world $now the love that you bear to God. even as every prophet has seen him! seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy.'a$e your son. . and come up the mountain to sacrifice him. and go to Jerusalem<. inasmuch as he . and spo$e to him in such wise that we also heard his voice.* 'hen spo$e God. your shoelatchet%. Jesus said! . (nd when # saw him my soul was filled with consolation. (braham answered! *Behold the servant of God. forasmuch as his wor$ penetrates not the heart which men cannot see. for obtaining this # shall be a great prophet and holy one of God. and may he ma$e me worthy to untie. hypocrites and evil. (nd having said this. in whom is no salvation% for at death their thoughts perish. . when he shall come to the world< Believe me that # have seen him and have done. then. even he is a hypocrite. which said! .'ruly # say to you. Jesus rendered his than$s to God. saying to (braham! . 1ow is #saac firstborn. and began to teach the people. the spirit of gentleness and patience. (nd on the sabbath day he entered into the 'emple%.. so that he never continues in one stay.(braham. saying! . 'hey answered! .. + blessed time. for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel. because their reward is vain. you shall discover the malice of our scribes and doctors.. #hapter -0 'hen came the angel Gabriel to Jesus. it has been said to us that you say evil of us% therefore beware lest some evil befall you. who do not fear God< 'ruly # say to you. and if today he wills to reward you.or on this matter says the prophet David! .
# spea$ not against you. he went forth from the 'emple%. seeing he $eeps not the sabbath% for today he has healed an infirm person. do the service of God because God has created you and as$s it of you. 'he chief of the priests cried out. and not sons of (braham. said! . #hapter -1 (gain spo$e Jesus. (nd this they did many times. and have put God out of your mind% then cry # against you that you are sons of the devil. the citizens were bearing to the sepulchre the only son of his mother. if you be such. what will the lord of the vineyard do to the husbandmen. the men understood how that Jesus. a prophet of . . Jesus answered! . (nd when he had said this the chief priests wished to seize him. which magnified him. if on the sabbath his ass or his o0 fell into the ditch. and was willing to slay his own son. is it not lawful to spea$ on the sabbath day.(ssuredly none.urthermore # say to you. and thieves the honour of God.(nd who is there among you who.#n evil wise will he ma$e them to perish.3oe to you% for God is wroth with you. saying! . from Jerusalem. they stoned some and burned some. 'hen the woman raised herself up whole.Now tell me. 3hereupon. and made a hedge for it in order that it should not be trampled down of beasts. 'herefore said Jesus! . in order that these may $now that # spea$ truth. but rec$ not of an elephant<. and that he wills that # announce it. and so buy and sell in the 'emple as in a mar$et. and others they ripped open with a $nife. who left his father*s house for love of God. saying! . for God will ta$e away from you the priesthood<.:aise your head. and the husbandman are the people of Judah and Jerusalem. and his vineyard will he give to other husbandman. to whom alone pertains praise and honour for ever. but within is full of corruption and worms.place. (nd shall # then have bro$en the sabbath day by having given health to a daughter of #srael.urely. would not pull him out on the sabbath. But the priests chafed with rage among themselves. over whom every one was weeping.. when the time was come to collect the wine he sent his servants% whom when the husbandman saw. + woman. not regarding that the 'emple of God is a house of prayer and not of merchandise. + priests. seeing a woman who from her birth had remained with her head bent toward the ground. priests and doctors. forasmuch as if he believed that God sees all and with terrible &udgment would punish wic$edness. but they feared the common people. #hapter -7 Jesus went down. a widow. (nd in the midst of it he built a press for the wine. here is $nown your hypocrisy< +h. 'ruly # say to you. which. and went to Nain. how many are there today that fear the smiting of a straw in another*s eye. as he drew near to the gate of the city. 9very one answered! . how many there are that fear an ant. (nd having said this. that 6on the outside7 is white./now you not that the vineyard is the 1ouse of #srael. 'here was a householder who planted a vineyard. 3hereupon. o then if you.ma$es use of the 2aw to appear good. while a beam is ready to cut off their own head< +h. that the hypocrite has not faith. 3oe to you. and to ma$e prayer for the salvation of others. because he has not faith. that the hypocrite is as a sepulchre. in the name of our God. 'hen Jesus. 3hereupon. which you convert into a cave of robbers! if you do all to please men.'his man is not sent of God. when Jesus had arrived. magnifying God. 'ell me.# set before you an e0ample. and thereupon let it out to husbandman. he $eeps full of ini8uity. for you are servants of God% but if you do all for gain. in the second year of his prophetic ministry.. having ripped open so many prophets of God% so that at the time of (hab %there was not found one to bury the holy ones of God<. because they were not able to seize him and to wor$ their will upon him.. he would purify his heart. even as their fathers have done against the holy ones of God.
#hapter -9 'he scribe that day read the psalm of David. + sons of men.. but turned to go into Capernaum. for God has not a body to beget anything% but he is a great prophet of God. (nd so 6some7 of these soldiers finding themselves in Nain. was come! and so they set themselves to beseech him for the dead man.. and made sign of silence with his hands. 'he discord of Nain was such that some said! .Galilee%. after the reading of the prophets. so that none has seen him. #hapter -3 (t that time the army of the :omans was in Judea. saying! . and he has visited his people..'hy will be done. (ssuredly if our gods should visit us we would give them all that we have. by your holy name. arose Jesus. But Jesus did not tarry in Nain.. assembled together all the sic$ fol$ they had. nor son of God. 'hen. that when he should have found a time he would &udge uprightly. # tell you in truth that many &udge. (nd having called Jesus forth. in the third year of the prophetic ministry of Jesus. 'hen Jesus laid his hands upon each of them.# say to you. saying! . weep not. our father. where says David! 3hen # shall find a time. 3hereupon each one was healed. he wept. now another. he drew near to the mother of the dead. his servant% therefore it is not God..God has raised up a great prophet amongst us. 2ord God almighty and merciful. saying! Justly &udge.% others said! . saying! . and they well near call me God<. +thers said! . and all the people ran there together to hear him spea$. said! . 'hen Jesus feared greatly. (nd you see how much we fear our gods. and that which is meet for them they &udge before the time.. but rather his son. saying! . not even )oses. and said! . Jesus went into Capernaum! whereupon the citizens.. for God has given you power over every infirmity.God of #srael.1e is our God who has visited us. when they $new him. whereupon all were filled with fear. and opening his mouth he spo$e thus! . 'hen the boy revived.+ne of your gods has visited you. they rebu$ed now one.. and with pity said to her! . and you ma$e no account of it. they besought him for the health of them.. insomuch that all that you shall grant in the name of God shall be entirely accomplished. (nd so did atan instigate that. in which &udgment they fall for no other reason than because they &udge that which is not meet for them. 1ereupon Jesus gave a sigh. and placed them in front of the porch of the house where Jesus was lodging with his disciples.Brethren. (nd having said this.3oman. he said! . + 2ord. atan did so instigate this manner of spea$ing that he aroused no small sedition among the people of Nain. (nd having said this. . 3herefore the God of our fathers cries to us by his prophet David. give health to this sic$ person.+ Jesus. you have heard the words spo$en by David the prophet. that he being a prophet should raise him up% which also his disciples did.1e is not God. young man. fear not. great ruin to our people was li$e to arise therefrom.'a$e me from the world. for the world is mad. our country being sub&ect to them for the sins of our forefathers. 'hen came the angel Gabriel. Now it was the custom of the :omans to call god and to worship him that did any new thing of benefit to the common people. # will &udge uprightly. since to their images we give the best of all we have. +n the sabbath Jesus entered into the synagogue. in the name of God arise up healed<. (nd having ta$en the hand of the dead .God is invisible. and turning himself to God.
and thus shall you be saved% because # am not come to receive service. he went out of the synagogue and the city. the which were near to their ruin for this. who &udged their brother. Consider what punishment you shall have. and condemned all their progeny. Jesus having finished his speech. + man. . +h.# am witness and &udge. because he loved solitude greatly. 'ruly # tell you that these testify of that which they have not seen nor really heard. + man. how many have perished by their false &udgment< atan &udged man to be more vile than himself% therefore he rebelled against God. and &ustify as good atan. you that &udge another man. but rather to serve. because it will secure you in the &udgment of God. ?ou man who are set as a &udge. to the sinner who with the &udgment &udges sin worthy and goodness unworthy. #hapter 00 'ell me. 'ruly # say to you. 3oe to them. sister of )oses.)iserable therefore are those who set themselves at street corners. tremendous &udgment of God< the &udge perishes. that if you &udge others of a fault your own heart has whereof to be &udged. bewailing their sins% and they would fain have forsa$en all to go with him. 3oe. 'herefore are they abominable on the earth before the eyes of God. and call the evil good. and &udge without having been constituted &udges. +h.. (nd then.wherefore every man is a liar and a sinner. and how many haBve been near to perishing< "haraoh &udged )oses and the people of #srael to be impious. (ssuredly he shall bear an intolerable punishment when God shall come to &udge the world. if not because 6in7 rashness they falsely &udge the innocent1ow nearly then the good approached to ruin by &udging falsely. this one is bad. his creator! whereof he is impenitent. Cyrus &udged Daniel to be meat for the lions% and many others. and &udge not the cause of the orphans and widows. that the devils shall tremble at the &udgment of such. 'ruly # say to you. and do nothing but &udge all those who pass by.:emain in your homes. that one is good. aul &udged David to be worthy of death. this one is ugly. who on that account re&ects goodness and chooses sin. Job. so terrible shall it be. (nd wherefore this. and none wills that which he does not $now. 'he two elders &udged usanna. who is the origin of all evil. neither honour nor gain. who will pass tremendous &udgment upon them in the last day. which shall be then upon those who &ustify the wic$ed for money. Nebuchadnezzar the three children who would not worship their lying gods. (hab &udged 9li&ah. . by (aron and )iriam. because they lift the sceptre of his &udgment from the hand of God. But # warn you that without mercy shall he be &udged who &udges without mercy. +ur first parents &udged the speech of atan to be good. as God lives in whose presence # stand. and all the idolatrous princes &udged the prophets. saying! . who says! . (nd having said thus. how many have perished through false &udgment. therefore. and retired into the desert to pray.. for you condemn as a malefactor God. 'herefore # say to you. how dangerous it is to &udge< oh.Do you not $now that none is good save God alone. woe to you who spea$ good of the evil. Judge not and you shall not be &udged. but loo$ solely with fear of God to the truth. who sold him to the 9gyptians. is shown by the brethren of Joseph. the &udged is saved. and my honour # will give to none. do you not $now that all men had their origin in the same clay. regard no other thing% neither $insfol$ nor friends.'hat one is fair. as # have $nowledge by spea$ing with him. 'hree friends of Job %&udged the innocent friend of God. which you shall see$ with greatest diligence. therefore they were cast out of paradise.. who is the author of good. and forsa$e sin and serve God with fear.orasmuch as none sins without will. But Jesus said! . and that it is horrible to fall into the &udgment of God. 3oe to you..*. many forthwith were converted to repentance. +h. Believe me man. David &udged )ephibosheth and @riah. false &udgment is the father of all sins.
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
#hapter 07 'hen that miserable one shall come. God shall give to his )essenger a boo$. 3herefore the angel )ichael. that no idle lord or thought shall pass unpunished in that tremendous day. saying! . testifying before God how they have served these men.'hey are (dam%. 3herefore God shall call the angel )ichael. that # was your son and your fellow.'here are with us three witnesses better than we are. and the blessed near the saints. 'hey shall reply! . )oses%. (nd when they are present God shall say to them! :emember you that which my )essenger affirms-.2ord who are your *witnesses-. some ten. . and in that day they shall not have to render an account of how they have spent the riches of the world.'o you alone + God. 'hen shall the )essenger of God spea$.2ord the whole world. #hapter 01 God shall open the boo$ in the hand of his )essenger. God shall spea$. some fifty. and shall call atan to &udgment.(ll that # have now done. call them.. thrice and four times blessed are the poor. and the angel shall then sound the trumpet. (fter that shall be called to &udgment all the unbelievers and reprobates. (nd the prophets every one shall arise. 'hen every one of them shall answer! . be glory and honour. who in true poverty shall have served God from the heart. God shall say! .1ell is your dwelling.3hat thing. 'ruly # say to you. 3herefore every creature shall do reverence to God. + cursed ones. because God shall say to them! .% and David shall say! . 'he angel Gabriel shall come to the )essenger of God.-. shall stri$e some a hundred times. +. who with fear shall go thither. saying! . but they shall be ..'hat # have made all things for love of him. because you have given us to your )essenger. + 2ord..shirt shall shine li$e the sun. and the saints shall sit near the prophets. so that all things might praise me by him. who shall stri$e him one hundred thousand times with the sword of God. and every louse a man shall have borne for love of God shall be turned into pearl. some five. 1e shall stri$e atan. (braham. for in this world are they destitute of worldly cares.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the first.Go. but the boo$ that you gave me said truly that # am your servant% and that boo$ confesses that which your )essenger affirms. and every stro$e is heavy as ten hells. 'hen )oses shall say! . and shall say! . that the hair. and how the same have outraged God and his creatures. some twenty. deceived by atan.place. testifying against them% wherefore they shall be condemned by God to infernal flames. and Jesus son of )ary. and his )essenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elect.. and he shall be the first to be cast into the abyss. # have done in order that every one should $now how much # love you.God shall answer! . 'hen shall each pass to the right hand of God% ne0t to whom shall sit the )essenger of God.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the second.% and he who spea$s to you shall say! . 'he angel shall call his followers. 'ruly # say to you. and they shall in li$e manner be abused and accused. #shmael%. against whom shall first arise all creatures inferior to man. 'he )essenger of God shall answer! . (nd when he has thus spo$en..3ho are these three witnesses-. by commission from God. (nd in the boo$ shall be written the glory of paradise. + 2ord-. and shall therefore be freed from many sins.. (nd when the )essenger of God has said this. + Gabriel%. and shall say! . and the prophets shall sit near him. in which are written all the names of the elect of God..'hus says the boo$ that you gave me + 2ord. (nd God shall reply! . David%. and with greatest contumely shall be accused of every creature. (nd then shall they descend into the abyss. and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mar$ of the )essenger of God.'hen shall the angel departs and he shall call the aforesaid witnesses.
+ "eter.+ 2ord God. 3hen all have been e0amined.Behold. to which dogs and horses and other vile animals shall be reduced. 'hen "eter answered! . we pray you.. you tell me to rest% + "eter. #t is most &ust. 'he )essenger of God shall answer!. fasts sooner than feasts.shirt sooner than purple. stones and sand shall cry out against the impious. their wic$edness. shall cause atan to suffer as though he were in ten hundred thousand hells. and (dam 6shall deride7 all reprobate men! and this shall be because the elect shall rise again so perfect and united to God that they shall not conceive in their minds the small6est7 thought against his &ustice. 6or7 else you would not have spo$en thus. that (braham shall deride his father. 'hen shall God cause to return to earth every living soul inferior to man..'he other is.rewarded for their patience and their poverty. Jesus replied! . shall see again that earth. and in it the damned shall suffer punishment eternally. + my friend. cause us also to return to that earth. rest. in whose presence # stand. 'ruly # say to you. saying! # saw the man who put his hope in his strength and his riches. in going. or in a hundred or in a thousand% and the omnipotent God. how is it to be understood that the sword of )ichael is 6as7 heavy as ten hells. 'hen after he had wept.truly # say to you. how it is possible that the )essenger of God. and. that spiders and flies. and shall deride him with these words. ?et has it seven rooms or regions. John spo$e! . 9ach of them shall demand &ustice. and today this discourse has made you sad% therefore. how the &ust shall laugh at the destruction of sinners..1ave you not heard what David the prophet says. why say # the elect. we desire to $now two things. + my disciples. and above all the )essenger of God. 'ruly. and the rest each one according to his wic$edness. and tomorrow tell us what hell is li$e. . . and most of all against those who defile my gospel. you do not $now what you say. and he that commits two sins merits two hells.#t is true. #hapter 03 3hile Jesus was spea$ing the disciples wept bitterly. that if the world $new his it would choose the hair. 3ho. all the angels and prophets. truly the &ustice of God is great.+ master. 3herefore shall they say! . (nd he having said these words. through his power and by reason of his &ustice. ?et my words 6are7 true concerning the sword of the angel )ichael. and forgot God. (nd Jesus wept many tears. how great it has been. # your servant before all as$ &ustice against them.#s there more than one hell-. #hapter 09 1ell is one. (s God lives. for he that commits but one sin merits hell. seeing that they are of the same clay as himself. on that day # shall demand &ustice without mercy against those who despise my words. Jesus answered! . and he who goes to the deep shall suffer greater punishment. with all the elect of God no. not one of your friends and servants could as$ you to have mercy on them% no. should have no pity on reprobates that day. 2ord. # say to you. though now # weep for pity of man$ind. therefore.. lice sooner than gold. one deeper than the other. our glorious God. 'he one is.+ master. that # have no mercy on them.. he shall send the impious to hell. 'herefore in one hell the reprobates shall feel punishment as though they were in ten. God shall say to his )essenger! . for # their creator did employ all created things in their service and in all things have they dishonoured me. who is full of mercy and pity.. therefore. But that which they as$ shall not be granted to them. and shall demand &ustice.
weeping said! 'hen lightning and bolts and brimstone and great tempest shall rain upon them. and cruel torments with bitter weeping ma$e them<. saying! . + miserable sinners. and is contrary to paradise. has reproved sloth. against the reprobate. therefore in summer shall he beg. and in the other 6balance7 one single hour of the pain of hell. (nd what says Job. But some used the money in the service of the enemy of him who gave them the . with his disciples. but each stood terror. # hate rest above all things. + place accursed by God*s &ustice for the malediction of the faithless and reprobate.or the Jordan has less water than the tears which shall flow from their eyes every moment. which yet shall not temper their flames< 3hat gnashing of teeth and sobbing and weeping< . man is born to wor$.. Do you not $now then that atan is as a roaring lion that goes about see$ing whom he may devour. (nd some traded well. 'hen Jesus. (nd then Jesus uttered a lamentable groan. it is better never to have been formed than to suffer such cruel torments. God*s prophet. 'ruly # say to you. if he $new that a thief meant to brea$ into his house. Jesus washed himself. 'here was a man who gave money to his neighbours that they might trade with it. . scorching cinders. and 6the7 concord of sweet song shall seem to them< 1ow sic$ shall raging hunger. (nd the disciples.. soft couches.. #hapter 10 1ell is one. 'herefore. father and mother. the reprobates would without doubt choose the worldly tribulations. according to the 2aw of God written in the Boo$ of )oses% and then they prayed. said! A . (nd David our father. how loathsome delicate meats. for the worldly 6tribulations7 come from the hand of man.None surely% for he would watch and stand prepared to slay the thief. 'hen Jesus said! .struc$ at his words. the friend of God. who has no one to show him compassion. but is moc$ed by everyone% tell me. 6(nd for this reason7 he said! (ll that your hand can do.'ruly. who are utterly without compassion. with all the prophets. said! 'here is no order there. 'ruly # say to you. 'he disciples answered! . 1ave you forgotten how olomon. for imagine a man suffering torments in every part of his body. because he would be well prepared.'he greatest. that if man would act as the merchant he should have no fear in that day. 'hus he see$s to ma$e man sin. so that they doubled the money. and cold to heat. #hapter 11 1aving said this. costly raiment. says! 'heir flame shall not be 8uenched nor their worm die. that if God should place in one balance all the pain which all men have suffered in this world and shall suffer till the Day of Judgment. but everlasting fear< (nd #saiah the prophet. and the profit should be divided in a &ust proportion. of which Job. would not this be great pain-. but the others from the hand of devils. who is blessed for ever. 'heir tongues shall curse all created things.or # tell you in truth.. would sleep. + what cruel fire they shall give to miserable sinners< + what bitter cold. do it without rest. he who would describe the misery of hell must have seen the paradise of God*s delights. as winter is contrary to summer. that rest in this present life is the poison of piety and the fire which consumes every good wor$.#t is true that he says! 'he idle will not wor$ the soil for fear of the cold.'his is a delight 6in comparison7 to hell. the most innocent friend of God! (s the bird is born to fly. seeing 6Jesus7 sad did not spea$ at all to him that day. opening his mouth after the evening 6prayer7.'ruly # say to you. with their. burning flames.3hat father of a family. and their Creator.
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$ed that God. . no. 'hus then should you do% for in truth your soul is a merchant. and selling guards it day and night with great diligence. But wic$ed sinners. in order that they may be held good% they study that they may $now to spea$. so that God had mercy on them.(ssuredly he will reward those who traded well. speech. he would fain for fear of the people have fled to 'arsus%. in whose presence my soul stands.. having called Jonah %the prophet to send him to that city. not to wor$% they preach to others against that which they do themselves. and the body is the shop! wherefore what it receives from outside.?ou $now not by what spirit you are led.)aster. the neighbour is God. when the neighbour shall call the debtors to account how shall the matter go. master. wherefore God caused him to be cast into the sea. (nd he preaching there. that we pray to the 2ord our God that this people may be converted to . ee then that with your love you do not sell nor buy the small thought by which d wor$ be all for you cannot profit. and received by a fish and cast up near to Nineveh. and love of God% for so shall you find safety in that day. (nd then he will punish them according to the 2aw. is bought and sold by it. by their lives spent in the service of atan the enemy of God. #f the blessed God who has created this city now sustains it. they cry with the mouth not with the heart% they abstain from meats.. assuredly no. and this it is to create. (s God lives. but against the others his anger shall vent itself in reproaches. have you created this city with this people. 'ruly # say to you. nor would they sell bread to his disciples. who has given to man all that he has. But let thought. Jesus answered! . so that. God may have praise. are converted to repentance% wherefore men who live well shall be rewarded with a great reward. may it please you that we pray God that he send down fire from heaven upon these people-. these do not $now God with their hearts% for if they $new him they would love him% and since whatsoever a man has he has received it from God. Now tell me.or all creatures united together could not create a single new fly from nothing. . many fast and give alms. and fill themselves with sins% they give to others things not good for them. (nd the money is love. that people was converted to repentance.1e who would live well should ta$e e0ample from the merchant who loc$s up his shop. whose end is abominable before God% because they cleanse the body and not the heart. why desire you to destroy it.or those who live well double their money by their e0ample. blaspheming God and giving offence to others tell me what shall be their punishment-..3hy did you not say! . (s God lives. many study and preach to others. 3oe to them that call for vengeance% for on themselves it shall come. that many ma$e ablutions and go to pray. 'ell me now. said the disciples. not to his own brother. through the senses. . seeing that every man has in himself cause for the vengeance of God. and man the glory of paradise.money. with life itself.#t shall be without measure. because sinners. 6man7 living well in this world. that you so spea$. 3herefore said James and John! . seeing their e0ample.)ay it please you. and thus are condemned by their own tongue.+ madmen that you are. #hapter 1+ (fter certain days Jesus passed near to a city of the amaritans% and they would not let him enter the city. #hapter 1* 'hen Jesus said! . even so should he spend all for the love of God. who by their sins halve what God has given them. spea$ing evil of him. (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.
(bsalom. 'he two disciples answered! . . and David. and whom therefore. if the saints and prophets of God have been persecuted and defamed by the world even though they were innocent. $nowing this by divine inspiration. who had been there thirty. 'hus did Jeremiah. (nd Jesus answered! . with his disciples. eight years sic$ with a grievous infirmity. accursed of God.Now what said David to those who would fain have $illed himei. but only struc$ with infirmity. in whose presence my soul stands. went up to Jerusalem. 3herefore if you were of sane mind you would $iss the hand of those who revile you. he was slain in the 'emple. + Joab.(s God lives. who too$ from him his wife.or tell me.'ell me. + 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.and if they endured all with patience..or this reason a great number of sic$ persons remained beside the pool. + sinner. (nd he went to the pool called "robatica. ?ou are angry with this city because it would not receive us. David the prophet. by decree of the impious $ing.penitence-. + my disciples. what shouldst you do. would you slay him because he spo$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. and threw stones at him. we have sinned% may God have mercy on us. (nd Jesus saw there an impotent man.Do you want to be made whole-. slew him.. . (ssuredly not a leaf stirs without the will of God. who are worthy of hell'ell me. a sinner is of infirm mind when he persecutes a man. + man..have you given them their corn.Now how can he be of sane mind who separates himself from God. and poor men. had compassion on the sic$ man. #hapter 1. what shall be da one to you. + man.let him curse me. and said to him! . for this is the will of God. the head of his soul. that you would $ill himei. and every one who praises you. if a brother were stric$en with frenzy. (nd the bath was so called because every day the angel of God troubled the water.3hat is it to you.(ssuredly your body. But tell me. 'hus did (braham %for "haraoh%. Daniel. the angel of God did not slay. who is your enemy. 9ze$iel. o be it. and whoever first entered the water after its movement was cured of every $ind of infirmity. 'ell me. (ssuredly this is the proper act of a disciple of mine.. 'hus did =echariah when. is there anyone who would brea$ his head for the sa$e of tearing the cloa$ of his enemy.(ssuredly no% for you are strangers in this land. 3hat thing is this then that you say-. and present gifts to those who persecute you and stri$e you much% because. praying for their persecutors. nor of him who afflicts you% but consider how much for your sins you are worthy to receive at the hand of the devils of hell. (nd thus it was% for God saw the patience of David and delivered him from the persecution of his own son. #saiah. are these people your slaves. o Jesus. 3herefore. when you are in tribulation do not thin$ of how much you have borne. + man. to pray to God for those who do evil.2ord. who will turn this curse into a blessing. with all the friends of God and holy prophets. #hapter 10 'he "assover drew near.or have you helped them to reap it. . 'hus did (bel when his brother Cain. 'ell me. in order that he may in&ure the body of his enemy. nor sell bread to us..have you given them this city. so Jesus. which had five porticoes. do you not $now that himei cursed the servant of God.
#t is the abbath day% it is not lawful for you to carry your bed. +thers said! . have mercy upon this impotent man. )oreover he said! 'he flesh attracts sin. . saying! . #hapter 17 .#n God*s name. 1e answered! . whereas he who has done this thing is a wic$ed man. and suc$s up ini8uity even as a sponge suc$s up water. o did the sages of 9gypt bless "haraoh. should never be forgotten. and a great multitude drew near to him to hear his words 6for which reason7 the priests were consumed with envy. even the angels are not faultless in God*s presence. so that those who come to sacrifice believe that God eats coo$ed flesh 6in the manner of7 a man. #hapter 11 +ne of them came to him. be whole% rise and ta$e up your bed. .# do not $now his name.. 3oe to you.?ou call me good.or the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spo$e by 1osea the prophet. being confounded.. 'hen as$ed they him! . . and go your way to your home. so that the faith and obedience of our father (braham.*. ir. but the outcome of his words was miserable. because they deceive you. 1e answered! .. priests and 2evites< because you have corrupted the sacrifice of the 2ord. ! and all this shall be because you do not wal$ now in his 2aw. *"ic$ up your bed. brother. with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him. so that the praised one perished with the praisers. 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. (nd he turned to his disciples. and do not eat it all. and carried his bed upon his shoulders.No.Beware of those who bless you. and said! ... But God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! :emove from me these your sacrifices.#t must have been Jesus the Nazarene. (nd Jesus said! . (nd Jesus went into the 'emple.Good master. what reward shall God give us in paradise-. and do not $now that God alone is good. 3ith the tongue atan blessed our first parents. (nd having said this. nothing is more perilous than speech. that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father (braham. not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers.or so said olomon! 2ife and death are in the power of the tongue. (nd as he says in 9ze$iel the prophet! God shall ma$e a new covenant with his people. when the angel troubles the waters # do not have anyone to put me into it. o did four hundred false prophets bless (hab% but false were their praises. for he causes the sabbath to be bro$en. saying! # will call chosen the people not chosen. o did Goliath bless the "hilistines. which they did nott and he shall ta$e from them a heart of stone.. your victims are abominable to me.'he impotent man answered! . but while # am coming 6to the water7 another steps down before me and enters. you teach well and truly% tell me therefore. and went to his house praising God. 3herefore not without cause did God say by #saiah the prophet! + )y people. 'he priest was silent. and give them a new heart.3ho is he-. Jesus answered! . o among themselves they said! . scribes and "harisees< 3oe to you.2ord our God. Jesus said! . praising God. even as Job. (nd you have the $ey and do not open! rather you bloc$ the road for those who would . the friend of God. 'hose who saw him cried! .1e that made 6me7 whole said to me. God of our fathers. said! ( child of a day old is not clean% yes.. 'hen the impotent man arose.or you say to them! *Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the 'emple of your God. for 6Jesus the Nazarene7 is a holy one of God.'ruly # say to you. 'hen Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said! . those that bless you deceive you.
'he $ing is our God. tell me. ?ou ought to have as$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.1ow many prophets has he slain% how many prophecies has he contaminated% how has he violated the 2aw of God! how many for that cause have departed from God and gone to serve idols. and you desire not to cultivate the 9arth% you desire the fishes of the sea..# have nourished slaves and e0alted them. 3hat then shall . tay. saying! . Now when the $ing heard this. and scribes.wal$ in it. + priests.. who tended him. but Jesus said! . for the $ing deprived him of all. but for fear of the common people they spo$e not a word. Now assuredly this $ing was most merciful% but the man beat the slaves. 'hen Jesus said! . through your offence.. abused his wife. + scribes. in whose presence # stand. (s God lives. 'he priest was departing to report everything to the high priest. for # will answer your 8uestion. (nd our God conceived such love for him that for the sa$e of the people of #srael he smote 9gypt. if the God of our fathers were your God you would not have thought of saying! .But how does #srael bear himself. repent and turn to God even as our fathers did after sinning. ?ou desire horses li$e $nights. and to this end am # sent to you. who found #srael in this world full of miseries. and this they did with all diligence.3hat will God give me-. #hapter 13 ?ou as$ me to tell you what God will give us in paradise. in whose presence # stand. But you would have said. but you desire not the burden of the republic% and you desire tithes and first fruits as priests. and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him. (nd the $ing conceived a great love for the sic$ man. 'ruly # say to you that those who thin$ of the wages do not love the master. ( shepherd who has a floc$ of sheep. but they have despised me. you will not receive adulation from me.3hat will God give us in paradise-. prepares to defend them% contrariwise.# will spea$ to you by a parable that you may understand. 'he priests were consumed with rage at this speech. but you desire not to serve God in truth.3oe to him. 'here was a $ing who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves%. (nd when the $ing re8uired any service. as did David his prophet! 3hat shall # give to God for all that he has given to me. when he sees the wolf coming.3hat will the $ing give me as reward-. and made him his heir. so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage. ma$ing him heir of all that 6land7 wherein our people dwells. (nd Jesus continued. and cruelly punished him. )oses and (aron.. + priests< (nd how do you dishonour God with your manner of life< (nd now you as$ me! . but you desire not to spin and nurture children% you desire the fruits of the field. 'hey all replied! .+ doctors. what did he do to so impious a man-.priest that hear my voice. . and discomfited an hundred and twenty $ings of the Canaanites and )adianites% he gave him his laws. but you desire not to go forth to war! you desire fair clothing li$e women. (nd he had compassion on him. who had wounded him to death. but truth. the hireling when he sees the wolf leaves the sheep and flees. #hapter 19 (s God lives. he was wont to say! . but you desire not to go a fishing% you desire honour as citizens.. spo$e evil of the $ing. and caused his vassals to rebel against him. drowned "haraoh. despised the medicines. # proclaim to you what God has said to you by his prophet #saiah! . + "harisees. and harden not your heart. and you high.+ priests. who stood near the sanctuary. 3herefore # say to you. and "harisees. . and gave him therefore to his servants Joseph.
'hey said! ..Beware that never again you say such words. 3hereupon every one was filled with fear. began to stir up the common people. saying! . from the man. there was brought to him a demoniac who could not spea$ nor see.3hat do men say of me-..2ord God of our fathers.#n the power of the name of God our 2ord. 'hen Jesus said! . but again rebu$ed him saying! . 'hen Jesus said! . and saw with his eyes. and entered into the borders of Caesarea "hilippi.. and saying! . the eleven and "eter weeping. evil one.. how shall God have li$eness to man. who was come to visit his people. raised his eyes to heaven and said! .. (nd having said this. and all men have had their origin out of a piece of clay. (nd he was fain to cast away "eter% whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him.3oe to you if you believe this. (nd having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart. how shall his $ingdom stand. will you thin$ that God should show himself to this faithless generation. seeing their faith.?ou are Christ.#f our God willed not to show himself to )oses his servant. depart.God do with you. nor to any prophet. he as$ed his disciples. "eter answered! .9very $ingdom divided against itself destroys itself. saying! . he casts out the demons. seeing you desire here every good without any evil. so be it. saying! .Now. and others one of the old prophets..Begone and depart from me. "eter wept and said! . the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people. Jesus answered! . because you are the devil and see$ to cause me offences (nd he threatened the eleven. 3hereupon.. #hapter 70 Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the "assover.2ord.. # have spo$en foolishly% beseech God that he pardon me. 3hereupon Jesus. (fterwards Jesus departed and went into Galilee. others Jeremiah. and with anger rebu$ed him. nor to 9li&ah whom he so loved. for # have won from God a great curse against those who believe this. by the wor$ing of atan. Jesus besought God for "eter.3oe to those who suffer themselves to be deceived of atan<. prince of the demons. because God would reprobate you<. (s God lives. and house falls upon house.(nd you% what say you that # am-.But $now you not that God has created all things of nothing with one single word. 'hen was Jesus angry. in order that this people may $now that you have sent me. + blessed 2ord our God. (nd the common people magnified him. #f in the power of atan.(nd if your sons cast out atan with the scripture that olomon the prophet gave them. (nd when Jesus had said this. o be it. but the scribes said! . they testify that # cast out atan in the power of God.'ruly # say to you that God will give you a place where you will have every evil without any good. blasphemy against the 1oly pirit is without remission in this and in the other world% because the wic$ed man of his own will reprobates himself. have mercy on this sic$ man and give him health.. saying that Jesus was the God of #srael. 'he spirit departed and the dumb man spo$e. and was deprived of hearing.#n the power of Beelzebub. #hapter 71 . $nowing the reprobation. and Jesus having made prayer gave to all their health! whereupon on that day in Jerusalem the :oman soldiery. who cast him not away. ome say that you are 9li&ah. son of God. in order that this vain opinion which the common fol$ began to hold concerning him might be e0tinguished. atan be cast out. (nd having said this Jesus went out of the 'emple. for they brought all the sic$ fol$ whom they could gather together. saying! .
2et not your heart be troubled.(nd who is this who forgives sins-. that never will die% having mercy upon them<.)aster tell us some sign.ear not. beseeching him that he would touch them with his hands. the servant of God. saying! ... 'ruly # say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood. 3hereupon with diligence sought they the sic$ and brought them to him. # am now come to the world to prepare the way for the )essenger of God. nor is any man. and shall be by him manifested to the world. but soon will be wic$ed one reveal himself. rise up healed<. for many more were slain by )oses. But beware that you be not deceived. #hapter 7* (t night Jesus spo$e in secret with his disciples. (nd when Jesus had said this the sic$ man rose up healed. when my gospel shall be annulled. but God our creator who has created you will protect you.+ master.. having lifted up his hands. saying! . because # shall depart from the world. saying! . Jesus answered. 'hen the common people besought Jesus that he would beseech God for the sic$ who stood outside. 9very one was offended hearing this.#t is much better that we should die than be forsa$en of you<. 1e shall come with great power against the ungodly. (nd it re&oices me because that through him our God shall be $nown and glorified. # say to this sic$ man! . and having caused the roof to be uncovered.(men. tell me.. who spared not the cities which they burnt. said! . brother. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . (nd so great was the multitude that a certain rich man. this is not the hour for you to $now him.. 2et the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters. over whose head will rest a white cloud. but will come some years after you. (s for me. 3ith tears drew near to Jesus he who writes this saying! .#n the name of the God of our fathers. (t that time God will have mercy on the world.Jesus having arrived in his own country. and so he will send his )essenger. and slew the children% for to an old wound . for your sins are forgiven you. # am not able to forgive sins. 3hereupon every one answered! .'ruly # say to you that atan desires to sift you as wheat% but # have besought God for you. that you may $now the truth. insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. Jesus laid his hands upon the sic$ fol$. wherefore will you forsa$e us. had himself carried up to the roof of the house in which Jesus was.God has visited us by his prophet. 'hen Jesus said! .. and a great prophet has God sent to us. 'hen said (ndrew! . and glorified God.1e will not come in your time. Jesus stood for a moment in hesitation.. and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth. and # shall be $nown to be true% and he will e0ecute vengeance against those who shall say that # am more than man. whereby he shall be $nown of one elect of God.. who shall ta$e my words and contaminate my gospel.2ord God of hosts. the living God. 3hereupon Jesus went out to them. who shall bring salvation to the world. for many false prophets shall come. and then he said! . and there shall not perish of you save he that lays snares for me. but God alone forgives. who is he that should betray you-. not being able to get himself carried through the door. and they said! . and they all received their health. neither be you fearful! for # have not created you. 3herefore. 'hen wept the apostles. and when he shall be grown up he shall ta$e her in his hands.. the holy God. because the angel Gabriel said to him how that Judas had hand with the priests. the true God.+ master. the God of (braham and his sons. (nd this having been said. it was spread through all the region of Galilee how that Jesus the prophet was come to Nazareth.. But as servant of God # can beseech him for the sins of others! and so # have besought him for this sic$ man. (nd this he said of Judas. and. and reported to them all that Jesus spo$e. had himself let down by sheets in front of Jesus. and # am sure that God has heard my prayer. saying! .(s God lives.+ Barnabas. sic$ of the palsy. that we may $now him. 'hereupon they magnified God. and Joshua.
having for guard the angels and for protection the living God. John answered! . Not without cause. with thoughts.#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man.But what shall # say. . so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble. enter there or place his goods in it.1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets.'ell me. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw. 'ruly # say to you. Jesus answered! . his enemy. but passes into the heart.God shall give his angels charge over you. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah. #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear. all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed. tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man. that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears.. that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all. as says David his prophet! .# give to you understanding. Now tell me. if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell. #hapter 7+ .?ou. it is necessary. not only for us. 3ith all your $eeping. saying! . Now how cautious ought men to be. 'hen how much less . when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep. that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money. (s God lives. truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come. . .. because God has heard my prayer. who shall fear atan. prepare your soul for temptations. atan does 6the same7. ( thousand shall fall on your left hand.Can a mother forget the child of her womb. 'he first is when he tempts by himself. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes. so that they shall not come near you. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water.(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say. 'he second is when he tempts with words and deeds by means of his servants% the third is when he tempts with false doctrine% the fourth is when he tempts with false visions. 6said7! # will dwell in them. how 6did7 atan sin. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you.. and ten thousand on your right hand. . that are come to fear the 2ord. but for them that shall believe the gospel.'ruly # say to you.. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast. that when she forget.1e has said by #saiah! . who shall $eep your ways.. as )oses his servant. 'ruly # say to you. $eep your heart-.+ master. in whose presence my soul stands. that .urthermore.But # say to you.Nevertheless. as says the prophet olomon. 'he towers of the city of our father shall greet one another for &oy! and so when idolatry shall be seen to fall to the ground and confess me a man li$e other men. our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us.#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one. # will not forget you. e0amining his thoughts. for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin. But fear not you..(ssuredly yes. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man. Now tell me. 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.one applies fire... and shall reprove him who use the world amiss.urely not. that he sin not against God his creator. which is God*s dwelling. 'ell me. for he will be against you as a dog that is chained. would you let "ilate.. then. our father David says. my son.
+ur God has given you your heart to $eep.or it needs never to cease from prayer. which we ought to follow% and the weight of the thought is the love of God by which all ought to be done. 1e turns it over much in his hand. and too much tal$ing is a sponge which pic$s up ini8uities. who is he who e0amines a thought as the ban$er a silver coin.# tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who paid ill. 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. 61e considers7 whether the image of Caesar is right. 6thoughts7 conformed to the world. # $now not how your vineyard ought to be cultivated! therefore # have not received any fruit this year. But the second left his vineyard uncultivated. 'o them he spo$e.Certain it is that you shall pay me. 6how7 the ban$er considers 6his7 money. the first said! . +bserve. but much more those who do not $now him. insomuch that the vineyard of the third bore much. and whether it is of due weight. spending his time solely in tal$ing. wherefore none that $new him would go to till his fields. . 3hereupon the enemy will bring there impious thoughts against your neighbour. 'here was a man who had three vineyards. 'he first is to e0ercise yourselves much. (ssuredly he sets to his labours those who stand in idleness whoever they be.. Because the first $new not how to cultivate the vineyard the vineyard brought forth only leaves. Jesus answered! . 'he right image is the e0ample of the holy ones and prophets. and the second is to tal$ little! for idleness is a sin$ wherein is gathered every unclean thought. 'he lord answered! . that one who pays ill% for he gives labour. (h. and had no money. 3herefore he has gone forth from paradise. #hapter 71 # tell you for an e0ample. Jesus answered! . and led them to his vineyard. and will therefore come to till my vines. said! *# will go to the mar$et.* 'his man went forth from his house. #hapter 70 'hen said James! . li$e a wic$ed man. to corrupt the flesh% 6thoughts7 of earthly love to corrupt the love of God. Bartholomew answered! . but it behoves to wor$ at good in order to overcome it. therefore.'he good silver in the thought is piety.+ fool. #t is. 'he second taught the third how the vines ought to be cultivated% and he most e0cellently hear$ened to his words% and he cultivated his. and goes in search of labourers. how is the e0amination of a thought li$e to 6that of7 a coin-.'wo things are necessary for you.2ord.+ master. for without doubt your servants are more prudent than the servants of God.No one.ought you let atan enter into your heart. and found many strangers who were standing in idleness. in order that we may not <fall into temptation-. now. 'ell me. as he told him. .. . 1e is atan. But truly none that $new him and had wor$ for his hands went thither. do you dwell alone in the world.. therefore. because every impious thought comes of the devil. what ought we to do to thin$ little. but also that the soul be occupied with prayer.. who $nows well how to cultivate the land.place to find idle ones who are doing nothing. 3hereupon he. necessary not only your wor$ing should hold the body occupied. 3hen the time was come for paying the rent to the lord of the vineyard.+ master. that you has not as$ed counsel of my second vinedresser. and man receives for it the eternal fires in his service.. which he let out to three husbandman. whether the silver is good or false. #t is not in any wise enough for any one to $now evil in order to escape it. which is his dwelling. or place his thoughts 6in your heart7.
(nd having said this he condemned him to wor$ in prison until he should pay his lord% who moved with pity at his simplicity liberated him.. and with your wor$s choose the miseries of hell. But he who receives wisdom.+ lord. that with your understanding $now heaven. 1ow then can it be that the vineyard # let out to him should not have borne fruit. have despised the light< 'rue is the proverb of the camel. o does the ungodly who wor$s ill% for he hates the light lest his evil wor$s should be $nown. and with your hands choose earth% with your understanding $now God.. saying! .. . saying! . not only wiliest not to go.?ou said to me that this man. with your own tongue you condemned yourselves. (nd then he put him into prison under the $eeping of a cruel servant who beat him every day. my vinedresser< 3here are the fruits that you owe me. + man. in order that he may pass safely to the inn+ miserable world.. said the disciples. the vines are not cultivated by tal$ing only.2ord.3hen you preached to others. and never was willing to set him free for prayers of his friends. we have preached and taught by your 2aw. #hapter 77 'ruly # say to you. + lord.. and not only wor$s not well. (nd how shall your vineyard of your vinedresser bear fruit. 'hen Jesus said! . . but.. 'he second answered! . if he does nothing but waste the time in tal$ing.(nd so you have wrought a great wor$ in not cutting away the wood and levelling the vineyard. to whom # let out the second vineyard. that all $nowledge has for end that wisdom which wor$s all it $nows. wherefore there is owing to you a great reward<. so # cannot pay you. for # will not that you wor$ longer at my vineyard% it is enough for you that # give you your debt.+ mad beyond all madmen are you. the vineyard that # let out to you must needs have borne much fruit. wic$ed one. assuredly. + wor$ers of ini8uity. that it li$es not clear water to drin$. ..(ssuredly.(s God lives. (gainst them even the stones shall cry out. now has our God given us the 2aw for $nowing or for wor$ing.. 'ell me. but he needs must sweat a shirt every day who wills to ma$e it bring forth its fruit. Brave soldier.ure it is. 'he third answered! . 'he second came. your vineyard is bac$ward because # have not pruned the wood nor wor$ed up the soil% but the vineyard has not borne fruit. that if he had put into practice his own words.. 3hereupon the lord called the third and with wonder said! . but. that leaves the sword and carries the scabbard to fight< Now.2ord.?es. he would have given you the rent of the vineyard for five years.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. taught you perfectly to cultivate the vineyard which # let out to you.'ell me.Begone. .3elcome. to whom the lord said! .. but rather to see the good road. 'he lord was wroth. not only to see the light. since you $now well how to prune the vines. is li$e to him who should use the gifts as instruments to slay the giver. because it desires not to see its own ugly face. seeing it is all one soil. said Jesus. employs it for evil. . would not he be mad-.'ruly # say to you. but with his hands should choose unclean things and eat those. + lord. (nd having called his servants he had him beaten without any mercy. 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. and with your affection desire the world% with your understanding $now the delights of paradise. and said with scorn to the vinedresser. 6while7 # who cannot tal$ so much have given you the rent for two years. #hapter 73 . if one were sitting at table and with his eyes beheld delicate meats. which is worse.. which is worse. $now you not that he who wal$s by night desires light. that on the day of &udgment many shall say to God! .
(ssuredly this is not true. surely.. (nd so if God shall find a man who for love of him wor$s good. #hapter 79 James answered! . 3hereupon this man said! . he found among such unfruitful plants a plant that had delicate fruits. truly. as are the nations. but despises also God who has sent the prophet. by serving God well! &ust as it is necessary that he who has his eyes diseased should be guided and helped. # 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.. that bread is not so good for the temporal life as is learning for the eternal life. so as not to fall into such condition. (ccordingly it is necessary that a man be taught of the prophets of God.. and at all times meditate thereon.+ master. Now $now you not that the prophets of God are in the house of God*s grace and mercy. for he is sure to lose eternal life. # say to you that he who despises the prophecy despises not only the prophet. not doing to others that which he would not receive from others. as he was wal$ing out one day through such desert land. God will show him and give him his 2aw with mercy. though they have lost God and serve false and lying gods. so that it ought to be studied. "erhaps you thin$ that God has given the 2aw for love of the 2aw. it is a good thing to leave learning aside. it is good not to learn. you may now $now. but yet 6had compassion on the fall of (dam%. /now you not that it is a precept of God to learn.'ruly # say to you. but inserted in his heart a light that should show to him that it is fitting to serve God. but rather has God given his 2aw in order that man might wor$ good for love of God. and giving to his neighbour that which he would receive from others. that our God shall preserve from the flames of hell those who wor$ righteousness%.(nd how shall the prophets teach us if they are dead% and how shall he be taught who has not $nowledge of the prophets-. 3herefore. 'ruly. if not sooner.+ master.Now how does this plant here bear these so delicate fruits(ssuredly # will not that it be cut down and put on the fire with the rest. (nd let this suffice you to $now the unhappy condition of him who $nows good and does evil. nor (braham% nevertheless they became holy ones and prophets. 3herefore at death.. then is it good not to $now. but rather will he love him more than those to whom he has given the 2aw. 9ven so. (nd so. . yet is it not e0tinguished. we $now that Job learned not from a master. unhappy he who despises wisdom. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . 'hen said (ndrew! . # tell you. 3hether. . # tell you that if there shall live in those regions any man who lives as his heart shall show him. +h.. (nd having called his servants he made them dig it up and set it in his garden.. man without eyes.or thus says God! (s$ of your elders.'heir doctrine is written down.. our country. such a man shall not be forsa$en of the mercy of God.'ruly # say to you. then.#f the world is good without the sun. 'ruly # say to you that our God in creating man not only created him righteous. and they shall teach you.. and when you sit down. shall he perhaps despise him.No. But concerning such as $now not the prophet. for they have clear the light to teach the way to go to paradise. wheresoever they be. and the soul without understanding. and when you wal$. because he dwells in the house where the marriage is held% but they that are far from the house. 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. (nd of the 2aw says God! ee that my precept be before your eyes. Jesus answered! .or every nation has this desire to serve God. for 6the writing7 is to you for a prophet. James answered! . 'ruly # say to you. even if this light be dar$ened after sin. that God had not compassion on the fall of atan. that he who is of the bridegroom*s house does not need to be invited to the marriage.
Give me to drin$. (nd they said! . a woman of amaria comes to the well to draw water. upon the stone of the well. 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. whereby he offers you eternal life.. but in learning how to wor$ well. cythian. are you not ashamed that you.... (nd having said this Jesus made prayer% and after the prayer he said! .# have no husband. it is a greater sin to forget the word of God. 'ruly # say to you. #hapter 31 'ell me.'he disciples trembled hearing this.'ell me. # pray! the 1ebrews ma$e prayer on mount ion in the 'emple built . sent his disciples to the city to buy food.Noah truly found grace before God.'ell me.Now. (nd so he sat himself down by the well. because where God has sent the prophet it is necessary entirely to deny your own &udgment and to follow the prophet. perhaps you would have as$ed of him for drin$. for you have had five husbands. wherewith he made all things. who is that servant of 1erod who would not study to please him by serving him with all diligence. give me of this your water.+ woman. (s God lives. Daniel as a child. but they have despised me.. with (nanias. and said! . even as the fire burns dry things and converts them into fire.+ 2ord. how writes )oses. ma$ing no difference between olive and cypress and palm% even so our God has mercy on every one that wor$s righteously.3ell have you said the truth.'hey have not despised you. as$ drin$ of me which am a amaritan woman-. whoever drin$s of the water of this well.. Gree$. insomuch that they come to eternal life.(nd at the time of the flood. Jesus says to the woman! . (nd.'omorrow we needs must pass into amaria%. lo.Go call your husband. 'he woman said! . where dwelt Job but in @z among idolaters. and to both of you # will give to drin$. nor rope. +ur father (braham had a father without faith.#hapter 30 . that man ought to spend all the time of his life not in learning how to spea$ or to read. + James. Now tell me. or #shmaelite.* Now what said God to )oses when #srael despised )oses. hereby perceive # that you are a prophet% therefore tell me.3hy does he thus forbid and command-* But say! *'hus God wills. and he whom you now have is not your husband. 'hen Jesus said! .)ost grievous would be such a sin. 'he woman was confounded hearing this. and not to say! *3hy says he thus. for they $new that God slew @zzah for having wrongly touched the ar$ of God.2ord. thirst comes to him again.. But let not your heart stop there.3oe to the world that studies only to please a body that is clay and dung. 'he woman answered! . Jesus answered! . 9arly on the morning of a certain day. and )isael. who is blessed for evermore. 'he woman answered! .+ woman. but whosoever drin$s of the water that # give has thirst no more% but to them that have thirst give they to drin$. and studies not but forgets the service of God who has made all things. if you $new who he is that as$s you for drin$. ma$ing no difference between Jew. Jesus answered! . 'hus God commands. 2ot abode among the most wic$ed men on earth. Jesus answered! .. being an 1ebrew. would it have been a great sin of the priests if when they were carrying the ar$ of the testimony of God they had let it fall to the ground. for he made and worshipped false idols.Now how should you give me to drin$. and the well is deep-.(s God lives. 'hen said the woman! . 1e says! . 3hereupon Jesus being wearied with the &ourney. for so has said to me the holy angel of God. Jesus answered! . (zarias.... Jesus arrived near the well which Jacob made and gave to Joseph his son. seeing you have no vessel to draw the water..
./now you. saying! .... that God is spirit and truth. 3ho are the true worshippers-. and marvelled that Jesus was spea$ing so with a woman. and mercy received. who brought this empty vessel to fill it with water.. have been forty days and forty nights% without any food. how the mountain is white with corn% truly # say to ..+ 2ord. 'ruly.# must eat other food. Judea.2oo$ now. who might have brought food to the master-. # say to you.. (nd lifting up his eyes. 'hen said the disciples one to another! . for you glory. a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city. 'hen the disciples stood amazed. (nd then through all the world will God be worshipped. )oses and 9li&ah and yet another.. + Barnabas.by olomon in Jerusalem.'he 'emple of the 2ord.1ow far off is the harvest%-. saying! . 3hereupon Jesus said! . Jesus said! . but we 1ebrews worship that which we $now. shall by the )essiah be reduced to every year in every place.# am indeed sent to the 1ouse of #srael as a prophet of salvation% but after me shall come the )essiah. and not elsewhere.3oe to you. sent of God to all the world% for whom God has made the world.'here has not been here any other than the woman whom you saw. (nd turning to the woman he said! . and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth... 'he woman said! .. awaiting the issue of the words of Jesus. . insomuch that the year of &ubilee. . when the woman was departed. but rather the word of God. (nd they 8uestioned him who writes this %. but live nourished only by the will of God. and say that only on the mountains of amaria ought worship to be made. A he answered! . and said! . and so in spirit and in truth must he be worshipped. + woman. Jesus answered! . you amaritans worship that which you $now not. saying! . the 'emple of the 2ord.?es.?ou $now not that the true food is to do the will of God% because it is not bread that sustains man and gives him life. o far as # see. 'hen answered he who writes! . and say that there and nowhere else 6men7 find grace and mercy of God. Jesus said! .)aster. #hapter 3* 'hen Jesus gave a sigh and wept.+ woman. (nd so for this reason the holy angels eat not. Jesus answered! . #hapter 3+ 3hilst the woman was tal$ing with Jesus came his disciples.3hy spea$ you thus with a amaritan woman%-.. But believe me.3e loo$ for the )essiah% when he comes he will teach us. which now comes every hundred years. perhaps you are the )essiah. woman. 'he disciples answered! . by his will. 3hereupon. (nd our people worship on these mountains. in the 'emple of olomon. 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 $now the coming of the )essiah%. Jesus answered! .or the promise of God was made in Jerusalem. 'he woman answered! . they said! . and live as though there were no God% given over wholly to the pleasures and gains of the world% for this woman in the day of &udgment shall condemn you to hell% for this woman see$s to $now how to find grace and mercy before God. (nd thus we.1as there been any one here. (nd God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy.'hree months. 'hen Jesus re&oiced. 'hen the woman left her waterpot and ran to the city to announce all that she had heard from Jesus. ?et no one said to him! .. come and eat. that the )essiah must come-. 2ord."erhaps some wayfarer has spo$en with Jesus and has gone to find him food.
that has not had beginning. 'he disciples answered! . whereupon they have become at that time abominable in the sight of God. for every worldly word becomes dung of the devil upon the soul of him that spea$s. but rather an unbeliever and a companion of atan. that every one when he prays spea$s with God. (nd then he pointed to the multitude who had come to see him.or this desires the devil.?es. when you wash yourselves for prayer. #hapter 31aving made the prayer.Now # tell you that there be in the world greater madmen. assuredly. in that we have made prayer in union with the )essenger of God. he is a good servant of the evil. and he said to them! . said Jesus. so as not to corrupt the good wor$. in every good wor$ he that fears God ought to separate himself from the wor$s of the world. if you went to spea$ with a stable boy of 1erod%.. 'hey answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . bowing our head a hundred times. 'ell me. the &ubilee every year that now comes every hundred years. saying! ..'ruly # say to you. what shall we do if when we are ma$ing prayer a friend shall come to spea$ to us-. a prophet sent for the salvation of those that shall believe on him.3e believe more in his words and miracles than we do in what you said% for he is indeed a holy one of God. #s this true-. Jesus answered! . mighty and merciful. A'hen said the citizens to the woman! .#t is most true. (fter the prayer of midnight% the disciples came near to Jesus.Believe me that if he shall be offended when you ma$e him wait. said Jesus.+ men. . for you have created us. #s it then right that you should leave spea$ing with God in order to spea$ with man.. because in your infinite goodness you are not sub&ect to motion nor to any accident. would you be offended if he made you to wait-* No.#s it right that your friend should for this cause be offended. healing all the sic$. teach us some precepts this night... do you ta$e care that no unclean thing touch you. but let us ma$e prayer.?ou wash your soul from sins through the mercy of God. 1ave mercy on us.. 3hen they were come thither they besought Jesus to abide with them% and he entered into the city and abode there two days. (s God lives. . and said! . Jesus answered! .'a$e care not to do so. for no one is so mad as to do this thing.No. 'hen Jesus said! .. 'herefore # will not that we sleep. that God should be forsa$en for man. . and by your &ustice you shall give to all an end% that has no li$eness among men.. and teaching concerning the $ingdom of God%.1ave you ever seen dung mi0ed with balsam-.+ master. 3ould you be willing then. believe me he will not be a friend of yours nor a believer. that today there is a great harvest %to be reaped. when he see that we spea$ not with him-.or the woman having entered into the city had moved all the city.#f he shall be offended. come and see a new prophet sent of God to the 1ouse of #srael.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. . to spea$ of worldly things. 'hen the disciples trembled. uffer him to wait. and therefore each time let us say! .% and she recounted to them all that she had heard from Jesus. Bartholomew said%! . and found him spea$ing into 1erod*s ears. because you have more reverence for God than for him.. 2ord.'his night shall be in the time of the )essiah.. and finish the prayer.# confess you our God alone. nor shall ever have end% for by your mercy gave you to all things their beginning. (nd # have heard his voice. assuredly% but you would be comforted at seeing your friend in favour with the $ing.)aster. )essenger of God.you. because he spo$e with vehemence of spirit% and they said! .because with the service of God they mingle the service of the world. and while praying have mingled with their prayer worldly business. who is blessed for evermore. . 'ell me. doing reverence to our God. 'he disciples re&oiced greatly at hearing this. But what do you when you are ma$ing prayer. and we are the wor$s of your hand. while you are ma$ing prayer.. o much so that many of blameless life have been deceived of atan. Jesus said! .But what if he shall be offended and go his way.
1e ought to do as the mariner does with the ship. But the friend is a singular thing. Jesus answered! . see that you consider first. Beware that you receive not such men for friends. But loo$ how he fears God. under prete0t of aught that is not better. and hinder such wor$. for so shall God adorn 6him7 with greater favour. . how he loves good wor$s.3hat ought he to do. and shall despise the vanities of the world% if he shall be always occupied in good wor$s. that he who has found a true friend has found one of the delights of paradise% no. he even becomes his companion. even so again it may content him that you forsa$e him for the service of God. for 6so7 shall you be an idolater.But what shall # say to you now. + master. not his fine lineage. and all that God has created is good and perfect. whosoever see$s to hinder him. and so shall you easily find the true friend! if he above all things shall fear God.2et your friend be such that. /now you wherefore. but is easily lost. and shall hate his own body as a cruel enemy. Nor yet shall you love such a friend in such wise that your love stay in him. for that in truth they are enemies and slayers of the soul.. 'herefore when you choose you one for friend 4for truly he is supremely poor who has no friend at all5. whoever hates the creature hates also the creator. Jesus said! . because he serves God. spea$s well. But herein is an evil.# will tell you% because he is a creature of God. what is worse.(nd # tell you on the contrary that when one wor$s well or. .3hen a man wor$s ill or tal$s ill.or the friend will not suffer contradiction against him whom he supremely loves. not his fine person.But tell me. . no. he serves the devil. leave him if you would not be left of the mercy of God.or the devil attends to nought else but to hinder every good thing. and above all how he hates his own flesh.'hen shall we not be able to love any one. 'he disciples answered! . o shall you do with your friend that is worse than you! in those things wherein he is an offence to you. one be your friend. who always see$s to hinder evil. /now you what friend means. what does such an one-. Beware.+f a thousand whom you $now. there are friends who invite and aid their friend to err..riend means nothing but physician of the soul%. so also are friends rare who $now the faults and understand how to guide to good. said Jesus.+ught he to forsa$e him-.'ruly # say to you. not his fine clothing. #hapter 31 . . holy one. be you cautious.#hapter 30 . who sails it so long as he perceives it to be profitable. nor yet his fine words. even as the sun that always see$s to chase away the dar$ness. such is the $ey of paradise. even as he wills to correct you. and choose not for friend one who loves not him whom you love.# will say to you as said olomon %the prophet. but rather as enemy of God.But if perhaps a man shall have a friend who is not such as you have said. but when he sees it to be a loss forsa$es it. how he despises earthly things. that it is not lawful for you to hate anything save only sin! insomuch that you cannot hate even atan as creature of God.1e does well. 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. that is not easily found. not his fine house. if one go to correct him. (nd so. &ust as one rarely finds a good physician who $nows the sic$nesses and understands to apply the medicines thereto.. not his fine family. for you shall be easily deceived. 'haddaeus answered! . 'ruly # say to you. 'hen said )atthew! . so he may receive correction% and even as he wills that you should leave all things for love of God. (ccordingly. that there are many who have friends that feign not to see the faults of their friend% others e0cuse them% others defend them under earthly prete0t% and.(ssuredly this is impossible. whose end shall be li$e to their villainy. But love him as a gift that God has given you.. Jesus answered! . and friend of God! .. not $nowing how to love himself.. .
#t needs must be that the offence come. # shall do tomorrow worse than all that he has done today. #f your hand or your foot offend you. to him shall it be forgiven.#hapter 37 . and he that ministers aught to you is your hand. (nd having said this.. if God helped you not with his grace you would be worse than he.. Joshua.or he that teaches you is your eye. Jesus answered! . #hapter 33 . even times a day-.But beware that you hold not yourself for better% rather shall you say thus! .#f your brother shall sin against you. + master-. #f your eye be an offence to you.1ow many times must # forgive my brother. and he that helps you to wor$ is your foot. and poor. so bear with others. and therefore you shall not dwell under the same roof whereunder he dwells. "eter said! .#f God help me not. with stones and iron hammers. when you shall correct your brother you shall say to yourself! . in that you have spo$en thus.. .. "eter answered! . and olomon. Jesus answered! .1ow must # correct him-. re&oice. than to go into hell wise..or it is better that you go with one eye only into paradise than with both of them into hell.. you shall not eat at the same table whereat he sits. . . "eter! 'hose earthen pots wherein the poor coo$ their food they wash them. 'hen said he who writes this! . count him for an unbeliever.Not only seven.2ord. But yet woe to that man through whom the offence comes.. with few wor$s. perhaps. Believe me. "eter. Jesus answered! . called "eter! said . 'ruly # say to you. saying! . #t were better for the man if he should have a millstone about his nec$ and should be sun$ in the depths of the sea than that he should offend his neighbour.?ou are become foolish. go and tell it to the church% and if he shall not then amend.3oe to princes< for they shall go to hell. how must # do this. 3herefore. and your words shall bear some fruit% but if you shall do it with rigour. (nd for what cause did God give )oses. 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.#n the way that you yourself would fain be corrected (nd as you would fain be borne with. and rich. put off fleshly prudence and straightway you shall find the truth. David. cast it from you as a man casts away everything that hinders his sight. than with two hands and two feet go into hell. amuel. "eter answered! . and said to him! A . do li$ewise% for it is better that you go into the $ingdom of heaven with one foot or with one hand. for you have gained your brother% but if he shall not amend go and call afresh two witnesses and correct him afresh% and if he shall not amend. for truly # say to you that every time you shall correct your brother with mercy you shall receive mercy of God. #f he amend. 3herefore when such are to you an occasion of sin leave them% for it is better for you to go into paradise ignorant. but seventy times seven you shall forgive him every day% for he that forgives. "eter. as the prince is necessary for the state. Jesus answered! . that the bath is not so necessary for the body.Certain it is that in a short time # shall be dismembered. + Barnabas. and so many others who passed &udgment. you shall be rigorously punished by the &ustice of God. with great wor$s. things of wood are burned with fire% but man is amended with mercy.3oe to the world because of offences.. because all the world lies in wic$edness. 9verything that may hinder you from serving God.+ "eter. and the tiller for the ship. 'ell me. >essels are bro$en in pieces with iron. pluc$ it out. and shall bear no fruit. assuredly% but rather with hot water. go and correct him.(s many times as you would fain be forgiven by him. Jesus called "eter close to him. the bit for the horse. imon.. and he that condemns shall be condemned.No.'o such has God given the sword for the e0tirpation of ini8uity."eter. Jesus reproved him.
. how ought &udgment to be given.Now.. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God.. is the gate of hell.. 'he disciples answered! . his disciples again drew near to Jesus. o long as you would be waited for. Jesus answered! .'hen said he who writes this! ... even as the father commands a putrefied member to be cut off from his son.. and the others also. Jesus answered! . "eter answered! . how shall we abandon the . because they understood not the meaning.3herefore. for love of God. 3herefore God."art we understand. the mighty and merciful.1ow long must # wait for my brother to repent-.. who is blessed for evermore. (nd so the faithful by faith sees all things. more alms.3ait for your brother as long as God waits for him. (nd it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God. better than one sees with his eyes% because the eyes can err% no they do almost always err% but faith errs never. Jesus answered! .#t is time that we say the prayer of the dawn. they are not able to repent for love of God. and go on pilgrimage. 'hen Jesus said! . having created before all things his )essenger. you would not thin$ ever to cut off your heart from mercy to the sinner. that the hypocrites and the Gentiles ma$e more prayers. 3hereupon they arose. at whose hands every one that is elect has received the faith.or so does our God wait for him.Not every one will understand this% wherefore spea$ to us more plainly. alms and pilgrimages. 'hen said John! ... and are damned eternally.Not every one is a &udge! for to the &udge alone it appertains to condemn others. for today will # spea$ to you of all that you have as$ed. and the safest course will be to abandon the . do alms. #hapter 39 "eter said! . gave to him before aught else the faith which is as it were a li$eness of God and of all that God has done and said.#n that hour that the sinner shall fast. 'hereupon .'hat many who have made prayer with fastings are damned. so long as he has a soul beneath his teeth to breathe. Do you understand-. and he opened his mouth and said! Draw near. 'hen was "eter sad. that the sinner ought to be waited for that he may repent.. God said not! . for it has for foundation God and his word. seeing that it is the gate of $nowledge-. said "eter.#f you had sound understanding.. 'hen said John! . Jesus answered! . John. 3herefore atan see$s not to bring to nothing fastings and prayer. in order that the whole body may not become putrefied. # will forgive him.No. of the faith. # for my part will not remember any more his ini8uities.3herefore.. so is the faith one.Neither will they understand this. Jesus answered! . and part not. Jesus answered! . for he ta$es pleasure in seeing man wor$ without receiving pay. and having washed themselves made prayer to our God. But because they have not faith. rather the .. But he ta$es pains with all diligence to bring faith to nought. and so they are damned. (nd the &udge ought to condemn the guilty. Jesus said! . 'hey answered! . and more fasts than do the friends of God. ma$e prayer. said Jesus.3herefore. .3ait for him so long as he has time to repent.3hich is the part that you understand not-. wherefore faith ought especially to be guarded with diligence.3herefore. and $new that you yourselves were sinners. 3hereupon Jesus answered! . + Barnabas. condemning and pardoning-..or even as God is one. (nd so # tell you plainly. drove men out of "aradise and changed atan from a most beautiful angel into a horrible devil. .#n that hour that the sinner shall bewail his sins.aith is a seal whereby God seals his elect! which seal he gave to his )essenger. #hapter 90 3hen the prayer was done.'each us. seeing that the . .'ruly # say to you... 3herefore this have many accomplished. But he said! ..Now. no rather he incites unbelievers thereto.
saying . on his forehead. who are you. to go to Jerusalem. small and great.orty Days all Judea was in arms. and forgot to ta$e food to eat. )ay it please God to ta$e away from atan the dominion which he has over sinners. saying! . according to the Boo$ of )oses. 1erod spo$e to them. with the holy name of God. perhaps. + God! wherefore have you so done-. saying to one another! *. it is necessary against every temptation to strengthen yourself with this word. ome said that Jesus was God come to the world% others said! *No. to believe 6whatever7 Jesus said. #hapter 91 (t this time there was a great disturbance throughout Judea because of Jesus. went out from the city to see Jesus.* 'his 6sedition7 arose because of the great miracles which Jesus did. that near the .% .3hen you $now that God has said a thing.priest spo$e. when Jesus added! . who 6also7 rode forth to find Jesus. and 1erod rode in a similar manner. therefore. so that the city was left empty. the crowd drew near.God has so said.priest should ride in procession. 'ruly # say to you. . hall the earthen vessel. this war 6has been7 aroused by the wor$ of atan..3herefore have you so said. 'here Jesus 6and7 his disciples $ept the forty days. and we ought to resort to him. 6had7 gone to )ount inai with Jesus. and the governor "ilate. clothed in his priestly robes. as to God. Jesus gave a great groan and said! . by the word of the holy angel. crying with great gladness 6over and over7 . 'he governor and the high. (nd he was seen by one of them who believed Jesus to be God.or two days they sought him in the wilderness near to 6the7 Jordan.3herefore have you made me to hold water and not to contain balsam-. Jesus marvelled greatly. every one laid this in his heart.Brothers. and when they $new him they began to cry out! .3elcome to you. 'hen. 'hen.orgive me.% . and therefore does not beget sons% but Jesus of Nazareth is a prophet of God. . for Jesus is alive. and the third day they found him. when he 4with his disciples5 was purifying himself for prayer. 3hen this was past. (nd when he had said this. the teta gramaton 4sic5. the governor and the high. 'hen the governor and the high. say to its ma$er! . and they began to do him reverence. o has God done. + man. it was necessary that the high. o at this everyone was 8uieted% and having laid down their arms they all embraced one another. each one of two hundred thousand men that bare sword. according to his word. near the hour of midday. in order to 8uiten the sedition of the people. he reached the city 6and7 moved the whole city saying! +ur God comes. three armies assembled in )izpeh. #hapter 9* (t this time. 6had7 stirred up the 1ebrews. and 6he7 said to his disciples! . brother<* A+n that day.priest offered great rewards to whoever should come 6forward and7 announce where Jesus was to be found. seeing the multitude which covered the ground with people.% for so doing you shall live safely. that you should say. saying that Jesus was God come to visit them. but he is a son of God*% and others said! *No. 'o 8uiet the people. for the women 6carried7 their children in their arms. and the brother against the brother. 'hen everyone. we. for God has no human similitude.. and then believe him. + our God<. Jesus drew near to the river Jordan. o great 6was the7 sedition 6that7 arose. and as$ him to give testimony of himself. but they were not 8uietened.John $ept silence.+ur God comes<."erhaps atan has raised sedition in Judea. 3hen they 6saw7 this..priest rode forth and sent a messenger to 1erod. such that the son was against the father. 'he :oman soldiery.God so wills. through the operation of atan. + Jerusalem% prepare you to receive him< (nd he testified that he had seen Jesus near to 6the7 Jordan.
'hen said the priest! . sub&ect to the &udgment of God% that live here li$e as other men. handing it over in servitude to strangers%. wherein whoever enters with his consent wor$s and sells therein. (nd having said this.# confess before heaven. Jesus answered! . (t this the people were filled with terror and began to weep. )ay it please God that there come not upon the holy city great vengeance for this sin. born of a woman.. to wit. so passed into oblivion. (nd # fear that God may for this give heavy plague upon the holy city. + a thousand times accursed atan. + wretched Judea. But tell me.Get from before me. #hapter 9+ 'hen Jesus. with the 2aw of God. whereby he perceived that there were coming the governor with 1erod and the high. even as atan wor$s evil. and they made a circle round about Jesus. 'hen Jesus said! . and call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. but he was wishful to bow himself down and worship Jesus. that # am a stranger to all that men have said of me. .. why have you not 8uieted this sedition. when Jesus cried out! .1ave the prophecies.priest.)ay God pardon us. in calling me. Jesus saw a great multitude of horsemen.(nd you.Beware of that which you do. that # am more than man. 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 . in whose presence my soul stands. + #sraelites. that # am a stranger to all that you have said% seeing that # am man. whereupon arose such a noise of weeping that none could hear what Jesus was saying. 'hen said the governor and 1erod! . sub&ect to the common miseries.'ruly you have erred greatly.. 3hen the governor arrived there. and do you pray for us. deceived of atan<. you have greatly sinned. every one dismounted.or # am a man. and the people being 8uieted from their weeping. born of mortal woman. # confess before heaven. .. that you will be content to remove the sedition which is arisen on your account. ir. with 1erod and the priest. said! . . your God. he spo$e once more! . + madmen.Now is Judea so greatly moved over your signs and your teaching that they cry out that you are God% wherefore."erhaps they also are become mad. in saying what you have said. 3hereupon when God shall come to &udge.(re you also perhaps. 3e pray you therefore from our heart.. a man. + governor. + high priest of God. insomuch that the soldiery could not $eep bac$ the people that were desirous to hear Jesus spea$ing with the priest. (nd having said this. and some say you are a prophet. Jesus answered! . my words li$e a sword shall pierce each one 6of them7 that believe me to be more than man. Jesus drew near to the priest with reverence. gone out of your mind. 3hereupon once more he lifted up his hand in to$en of silence%. + priest. for God wor$s good in man. #hapter 9(nd having said this. # am come here with the :oman governor and $ing 1erod. and you + $ing.or man is li$e a shop. suffering the miseries of eating and sleeping. some say you are son of God. 'he priest answered! . sub&ect to the &udgment of God. for # fear 6that7 the earth shall open and devour me with you for your abominable words<. Jesus said again! . of cold and heat. and # call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. (s God lives. priest of the living God< in not against our God<.'hat which you say is true. having lifted his hand in to$en of silence. li$e other men. constrained by the people. it is impossible that man should do that which you do% wherefore we understand not that which you say.or some say you are God. that has moved you to this<. Jesus smote his face with both his hands.
#t is written there that our God by his word alone has created all things. and the light into dar$ness. . 'hereupon the priest went up thither% to whom Jesus said distinctly. for the 8uieting of our nation.. Jesus said! . for we need to $now who you are. prayed for the holy city and for the people of God. 9li&ah made fire to come visibly down from heaven.. who is blessed for evermore.#t is written there how that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him.. having lifted up his hands.. sleeps not. . the covenant of God for ever. mortal as are other men. said the priest. who stri$es down and ma$es whole. Jesus said! .#t is written there that God is invisible and hidden from the mind of man. you may perceive your sin% for. o said olomon the prophet. the dew into tempest. every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. said the priest. seeing he is incorporeal and uncomposed. and said! .% and suffers not from any deficiency. this is my faith wherewith # shall come to your &udgment! in testimony against every one that shall believe the contrary. +f these things # have wrought none. he said! . said the priest. son of )ary. so that everyone might hear! .. and that there is not any other god but he. 'hereupon the people raised their voices weeping. friends of God. Jesus answered! . and opened the sea.9ven so it is.. said! . 'hen Jesus. 'hereupon Jesus. he slew the first. and shall have an end. replied the priest. 1e made the frogs and mice to come into 9gypt%. when all #srael passed over there dry shod% and he said with a loud voice! .. neither shall he ever have an end. o be it. the priest said with a loud voice! . Jesus. (nd of 9li&ah every one confesses that he is a man.... o is it. Jesus said! . who in the power of God have wrought things which cannot be grasped by the minds of those who $now not our God. seeing that our God is infinite. having lifted up his hands. almighty and merciful. 'he priest answered! . . (nd of )oses. holy men. the dust into fleas.. (nd they prayed Jesus..# am Jesus. forasmuch as he eats not.. #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. Jesus said! . for from all that of which the priest has said that it is written in the Boo$ of )oses.+ Jesus. Jesus said! .9ven so is it written therein. (nd of Joshua every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present.. ..:epent.with a rod made the water turn into blood. and 6am7 such that # cannot create a fly over again. Joshua made the sun to stand still. said the priest. every one crying! . . which # have not done. wherein he drowned "haraoh%.. and opened the Jordan. which covered the ground. that # am a visible man and a morsel of clay that wal$s upon the earth. that our God in his anger should not give it over to be trodden down of the nations.#t is written there that God has no need. tay.born. 'hen went up Jesus on to one of the twelve stones which Joshua made the twelve tribes ta$e up from the midst of Jordan%.. #hapter 91 3hen the prayer was ended. and rain.(men.2et our priest go up into a high place whence he may confirm my words. and does all that pleases him. against you% have mercy upon us.#t is written in the testament and covenant of the living God that our God has no beginning.. every one. truly. . o is it.2ord our God. 2ord our God..#t is written there that our God is everywhere. .3e have sinned. without variableness. (nd # have had a beginning. o is it written. (nd 6in li$e manner7 very many other prophets. . (nd turning himself towards the people. that he would pray for the safety of the holy city. which # have not yet done.
insomuch that . + Jesus. saying! . Jesus answered! . and shall come after me. because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger. 1e shallbring with him the mercy of God for salvation of them that shall believe in him. and your word shall be true..(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-. holy one of God. and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power. Jesus answered! . whereof # ma$e you a present. by ma$ing the impious believe that # am God and son of God.3ith your words # am not consoled. whereat # sorrow. a man that is mortal and fears God. in whose presence my soul stands.. . 'he priest answered! . 'he priest answered! .or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God. Jesus answered! .Distress not yourself. insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed.#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth.By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. #hapter 97 Jesus answered! . but indeed # am not he.'he name of the )essiah is admirable. for he is made before me.3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise. and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel.. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth.of the seed of David. and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world. and what sign shall reveal his coming-. 'hen said the priest! .or every li$e loves his li$e. # have received grace and mercy from God to see him. atan will raise again this accursed sedition. 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.#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah. but there shall come a great number of false prophets..1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. even as God promised to our father (braham. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. and a great multitude of creatures. . # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. God said! . and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory. 3herefore # say to you. and blessed is he who shall believe his words.(s God lives.. 'he priest answered! .#t is true that God has so promised.. as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. for so has God promised to (braham our father.#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. 'hen answered the priest. whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated.@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen. with the governor and the $ing.1ow shall the )essiah be called. who shall destroy every false opinion of me. . 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation. seeing that we will write to the sacred :oman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call you God or son of God. the world.'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God. Jesus answered! . are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-. 1erod answered! . and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men. saying! .. 'hen Jesus said! .. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed. and placed it in a celestial splendour. and shall bring to the world the mercy of God. for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul. because in our time shall not this sedition be any more.
which he gave to the disciples. saying! .two men that willed not to leave him% wherefore Jesus. 'hereupon every one put his hand to his eyes. $ing of Babylon.#n the name of God<. (fterwards Jesus. either God or son of God. when he perceived this. there remained about five thousand men. for that there was none li$e it in all the world. and boasted only of the 'emple. (nd he too$ the bread. and the disciples gave it to the multitude% and so did they with the fishes.Gather up that which is over. and filled twelve bas$ets. engraved upon copper. and she does not love him. and loves #srael as a lover. God raised up his wrath by Nebuchadnezzar. #hapter 93 (nd having said this.2ord. # tell you. 9very one ate and every one was satisfied. so in order to $ill that evil love out of the heart of (braham. such that the sacred things which the prophets of God trembled to touch were trodden under foot by infidels full of wic$edness. saying! . called together the seventy. (braham loved his son #shmael a little more than was right. having been two days without bread. (nd they sat down upon the grass by fifties and by forties.. but another. 'hen Jesus said! . for the space of an hour. 3hen the greater part of the crowd had departed. 'hen said (ndrew! . but there were seventy. and.. come 8uic$ly for the salvation of the world<. when the people had forgotten God. 9ven so. ?ou $now that when a youth loves a lady. 3hereupon the priest prayed the governor to write to :ome to the senate the whole matter% which thing the governor did% wherefore the senate had compassion on #srael..two with the twelve.. God has brought such a thing to nothing.+ God send us your )essenger! + )uhammad. chose them for disciples.'his day have we seen a great wic$edness in Judea and in #srael such that my heart trembles within my breast for fear of God. when he had seated himself upon a stone. having withdrawn into a hollow part of the desert in 'iro near to Jordan. had pity on them. 'hen the crowd lifted up their voices.3here shall we find bread for them that they perish not of hunger-. and decreed that on pain of death none should call Jesus the Nazarene. in the time of Jeremiah the prophet.)a$e the multitude sit down. whereupon they ate raw herbs therefore they were not able to depart li$e the others. prophet of the Jews. every one. #hapter 99 Jesus. or do # dream-. and said to "hilip! . and with an army caused him to ta$e the holy city and burn it with the sacred 'emple.'here is here a child which has five loaves and two fishes. )uhammad is his blessed name. Jesus answered! . perceiving their faith. for that through longing to see Jesus they had forgotten to bring any. having great disputations concerning Jesus and concerning his doctrine. that God is &ealous for his honour. 'hen Jesus. he is moved to indignation and slays his rival. God commanded that he should slay his son! which he would have . but your faith shall never fail. (nd they remained. o the disciples gathered those fragments.(m # awa$e. and prayed to God and then bra$e the bread. does God! for. the multitude departed with the priest and the governor with 1erod. when #srael has loved anything such that he forgets God. Now what thing is more dear to God here on earth than the priesthood and the holy 'empleNevertheless. without women and children who being wearied by the &ourney. but what will it be among so many-. 3hich decree was posted up in the 'emple. 'hereupon said Jesus! . 'ruly # say to you. dismissed them. (nd he opened his mouth with a sigh and said! . as it were beside themselves by reason of the great miracle. "hilip answered! . two hundred pieces of gold could not buy so much bread that each one should taste a little. when he had given than$s to God. made them to sit near him.heaven and earth shall fail.
But if they are as$ed. how are we to ma$e prayer and do alms% what answer shall they give. 9very building."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. how are we to mourn. preaching the truth to the twelve tribes. (nd ma$e prayer over the sic$. to cut it down. and so lived in mourning for ten years. to ta$e it. such that worms came out of his flesh for the ne0t seven years.3e will do whatever you bid us 6to do7.. if your disciples be as$ed how they ought to show penitence. #hapter 101 'hen Jesus said! . #s this true-. Jesus called together all the disciples and apostles and said to them! . and from henceforth every evening when the first star shall appear. that they may be undeceived.#t is true. + fearful &udgment of God.2et us ma$e prayer and fast for three days.or his hand.#t is most true. to see it.. weeping! ..+ )aster. when prayer is made to God. # will spea$ to you by a similitude. and this was turned into a rope to hang him< #nnocent Job came near to loving his seven sons and three daughters 6too much7. #hapter 100 (s God lives. 'he disciples answered with fear. to as$. # fear that God will be angered against me. vigils% for leisure. answered the disciples. how are we to weep. falls into ruin! is this true-. if its foundation be removed. such that he believed that the beasts had devoured his son.. brothers. 'hen Jesus said! . 'hen he who writes answered! .. chastity% let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving. ..No. #nstead of delight must be mourning% for laughter. how are we to remain chaste.(nd how shall they do penance properly if they do not $now how to repent. o today # will spea$ to you of penitence generally. activity% for lust. when God gave him into the hand of atan. so God caused him to be sold.. +ur father Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons. o be it. because God has given me authority over every sic$ness. how are we to show activity.. 'hen he who writes answered ! . answered the disciples. weeping% for revellings.3hen a man loses a purse does he turn bac$ only his eye.or his tongue. let us ma$e prayer three times. .?ou have as$ed 6a good 8uestion7. who not only deprived him of his sons and his riches in one day.done had the $nife cut. how are we to fast. and that which # say to one # say to all. that (bsalom loved his hair above all things. 3hen the third day was ended. as$ing him for mercy three times! because the sin of #srael is three times more grievous than other sins. what shall they answer-. 'herefore you must go through Judea and #srael. and therefore God brought it to pass that the son rebelled against his father and was suspended by his hair and slain by Joab. but also struc$ him with grievous sic$ness. Jesus answered! . 'hen he who writes said! . + Barnabas. /now then that penitence more than anything 6else7 must be done for pure love of God% otherwise it will be vain to repent. fasts% for sleeping. and # wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God. but he turns his whole body bac$ and employs every power of hissoul to find it. Jesus answered! .Barnabas and John will stay with me! you others are to go through all the region of amaria and Judea and #srael. and caused Jacob to be deceived by these same sons. on the morning of the fourth day.. . A David loved (bsalom vehemently. preaching penitence! because the a0e is laid near to the tree.
Chastise. 'hen Jesus wept saying! . that God has chosen you as a son.or every misery that comes to man comes to him from God for his salvation. did fall under the displeasure of God. not only in his substance. holding to this manner of 6penitence7. he sins. when his ship has been wrec$ed by a storm. and. what is worse. But # say to you truly. (nd the world simply laughs. who has offended ?ou without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving ?ou.. 1ere he see$s that what he has done may be punished by ?our hand. Do you $now why. But sin comes from the devil for the damnation of man. but in confusion of mind. . for you will never give me so much torment as this wic$ed one deserves. . what would he do. or that God 6will7 free him from hell. and not by the hand of atan. punish as it pleases you. granting you paradise. could recover all that he had lost by weeping. he says in his prayer! *Behold the guilty one. + wretched man$ind. prostrate before God. ?our enemy% in order that the ungodly may not re&oice over your creatures.Certainly not. 'ell me. seeing him laugh at the $ing*s displeasure. will find mercy with God in proportion to 6the e0tent that7 he craves &ustice. and 6yet7 does not weep over the soul from which the mercy of God has departed because of sin< 'ell me. therefore. answered the disciples. . Do you thin$ that such a man would laugh for any time-. the enemy of all good. and being deprived of all that he won each day by wor$ing.Because he does not love God% no.. ?et he will he never find mercy. #hapter 10* 'ruly # say to you. if the mariner. without whom there is no salvation. that every animal according to its own nature. if your slaves had offended you. (ccordingly.'he foundation of our salvation is God. but grieved at having lost their reward. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wic$ed man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the $ing. 'here was a $ing who adopted one of his slaves as 6his7 son 6and7 he made him lord of all that he possessed.'hen Jesus said! . and you $new that they did not grieve at having offended you. e0cept when he weeps for his sin. as you have said! that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep. the sinner who will be truly penitent must have 6a7 great desire to punish in himself that which he has done in opposition to his Creator! 6to the e0tent that7 when he prays he dare not to crave paradise from God. has great remorse for having lost paradise and gained hell. if it loses that which it desires. mourns for the lost good.3oe to the world. 6the7 laughter of a sinner is an abominable sacrilege since this world is rightly called by our father David a vale of tears.* 'he sinner. that weeps over the body from which the soul is departed. but in being despised. where you receive all things with toil and every good wor$ is ta$en from you by continual sinning. ..#t is certain that he would weep bitterly. + wretched one. (ssuredly. he hates his Creator. by the operation of atan. But it is probable that he would weep day and night.for if the $ing should have $nown it he would have had him slain. so that he should re&oice 6when it befalls him7. # tell you that this is what God will do to those who repent for having lost paradise. #hapter 10+ 'he weeping of the sinner ought to be li$e that of a father who weeps over his son 6who is7 near to death. would you forgive them. + madness of man. he has lost the foundation of his salvation% so it is necessary to begin from the foundation. he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest< #t will be. + 2ord.No. 3hen man has sinned. atan. + 2ord. and was cast out of paradise and condemned to the unclean world. that in every thing 6for which7 a man weeps. at which you. for it is sure of eternal torment. so that he suffered great miseries.
that 6the earth7 is in proportion to the first heaven as the point of a needle and the first heaven in li$e manner is in proportion to the second as a point. what shall he do who cannot weep because his heart is a stranger to weeping. pea$ you to us. sin alone% and for that ought you to weep. lest we die. shall not God have power to dispose at his pleasure of his own things. there are found men from whose eyes no tear has ever fallen. accordingly. Now $new you not.or you have of your own. + foolish man.(nd what said God by #saiah the prophet. But they who readily burst into weeping are li$e the horse that goes faster the more lightly he is laden.+ master. that the heavens are nine and that they are distant from one another even as the first heaven is distant from the earth. Jesus answered! . not $nowing the sense of the words. or has not that which he would% for all comes from the hand of God. 'he weeping of a sinner is a consumption of earthly affection by vehemence of sorrow. But he who is thus. but the sense% seeing that human speech is as it were an interpreter between us and God. would you have reason to weep-* . + )oses. and let not God spea$ to us. as a grain of sand. Jesus answered! *#f 1erod% should give you a mantle to $eep for him..+ master. so far as the heaven is distant from the earth. + Bartholomew. which is distant from the earth five hundred years* &ourney. you have confessed before all Judea that God has no similitude li$e man. + )atthew.. # tell you.* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. even so this consumption preserves the soul from sin.* )atthew said! .No. #s this greatness immeasurable-* 'he disciples answered! *?es. said John. that when God willed to spea$ to our fathers on mount inai. and afterwards should ta$e it away from you. 'hen Jesus said! *Now has man less reason to weep when he loses aught. how does man lose in weeping over things other than sin-.* 'hen said John! . God measures more the sorrow than the tears. no. and now you have said that man receives from the hand of God% accordingly. Bartholomew said! . #f God should grant as many tears to the true penitent as the sea has waters he would desire far more! and so that desire consumes that little drop that he would shed. but that. (ccordingly. in whose presence my soul stands. and many have so erred. and they have wept more than a thousand of those who 6do7 shed tears. But it is necessary that # ma$e to you a proposition. will be a Jeremiah. 3herefore the earth is distant from the highest heaven four thousand and five hundred years* &ourney..or man ought to consider not the outward 6form7 of the words. our fathers cried out! . . #hapter 10*'ruly there are men who have both the inward affection and the outward tears. But all the size of the earth with that of all the heavens is in proportion to paradise as a point. as a blazing furnace consumes a drop of water. #n weeping. since God has hands he has a similitude with man...Not all those who shed tears weep. the universe before God is small as a grain of sand. urely here you can perceive that man see$s loss and not profit. Just as the sunshine preserves from putrefaction what is placed uppermost. and the thoughts of God from the thoughts of men- #hapter 100 *God is so immeasurable that # tremble to describe him. Jesus answered! *?ou are in error.and 6yet7 man is not sad about that. then. (s God lives. even so are the ways of God distant from the ways of men. surely. and God is as many times greater 6than it7 as it would ta$e grains . and not for aught else. and similarly all the heavens are inferior each one to the ne0t. # tell you..2ord.
Jesus answered! .(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.'ell me..God has this. . Jesus said! *Can a man be found who has life in him.* 'haddaeus answered! . has man sense-* *?es. many are deceived concerning our life. save by miracle.* 'he disciples answered! *God alone can $now himself.(ssuredly. because even so has our God lordship. But truly # say to you.* #hapter 101 3hen he had finished the prayer of dawn.+ master. after sorrowing that he has eaten it. God has sense over which to have lordship. and by that alone it lives. #hapter 107 *(nd so the first thing that follows sorrow for sin is fasting.'ruly # say to you. 'haddaeus said! * o then.* Jesus answered! *Go you bac$ to saying. @nderstand you. # will tell you all. o ought the sinner to do. that you ta$e the sense and not the bare words. + foolish ones.(ssuredly. Beware. because man is deprived of life when the soul departs% because the soul returns not any more to the body. where will they find the intellectual soul without life.1e will weep even as ice will give fire< ?ou needs must turn revellings into fasts if you will have lordship over your senses. because by sinning man forsa$es his Creator. never. 'his sense is now rebellious against the soul. every one of us saying! *(men. 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. for that he fears death. if God please. :eturning to my discourse.where is his sense.* said Jesus.. But how shall he weep who attends at revellings and feasts. and more. that the more part of men affirm the soul and the sense to be one and the same thing. the soul is one. But life without senses will readily be found. +ur God created the soul and the body as you have heard. .* said the disciples. forsa$en it. it confessed that it was a slave of God and the wor$ of his hands. But sense departs by reason of fear that it receives. 3herefore there is the greatest need to nourish it with spiritual pleasure for him who wills not that it should live of carnal pleasure.or the sense has God created for pleasure. yet in him sense wor$s not-* *No.or so closely are the soul and the sense &oined together. who is a little piece of clay that stands upon the earth.morrow. as here one $nows the sea from a drop of salt water.. *?ou deceive yourselves. or by reason of great sorrow that the soul has.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God. and prayed for the salvation of our people. how does sense wor$ in the ungodly. when the sense leaves the life. and thither his disciples drew near to him. and truly it is as said #saiah the prophet! . 3hereupon they become abominable. as is seen in the unconscious when the sense leaves him. so as not to ma$e himself sic$.1e is hidden from human senses. when we are in paradise we shall $now God. then. # tell you that for sin alone one ought to weep. Jesus answered! * o is it true% wherefore. it is as God in them! seeing that they follow sense.'his is not true.. and wor$ not any good. and intellectual soul. each one of itself separate. which thin$s and lives. but you have not yet heard how he created the sense. a man does not have life. dumb. Now consider you if God has any proportion with man. "erceiving that pleasure has made him to . through indignation that it has at being deprived of the pleasure of paradise through sin. even as the body lives by food and the soul lives by $nowledge and love.* answered the disciples.of sand to fill all the heavens and paradise. vegetative. deaf. in whose presence stands my soul. forsa$ing reason and the 2aw of God. (nd now tell me. . *for he that is blind.God is such. calling it the sensitive. ta$ing away its food from it.or he that sees that a certain food ma$es him sic$. dividing it by operation and not by essence. .. Jesus sat down under a palm tree. that God having created it condemned it to hell and to intolerable snow and ice% because it said that it was God% but when he deprived it of nourishment. if you wish to have eternal life. the soul and the sense and the flesh. and mutilated. . 'herefore to.
sin against God his creator by following sense in these good things of the world. (ndrew answered! . (nd if he succeed not in this. 3herefore in fear of his ma&esty there always resounds in its ear that angelic utterance . fasting is needful here.No. . and holding oneself better than they. 'ell me. because it deprives him of God. .. 3herefore. and when this shall not avail he will invite him to an e0treme fast. .or so will it easily be 8uieted% for that it is better to be content with little in order to receive much.3ell have you answered. shall live eternally in full abundance of the delights of paradise. But let the penitent be cautious% for that atan see$s to annul every good wor$. despising them that fast not. 3hereupon atan will see$ to cause that he shall not fast in any wise. .or &ust as there are two $inds of sleeping. where no pleasure at all but infinite sorrow is received% let him put before it the delights of paradise. (s the spiritual infirmity is more grievous than the corporeal. (nd let this suffice you concerning fasting. was deprived eternally of a single drop of water! while 2azarus. whether do you desire the more! to see by the light of a star or by the light of the sun-. o let him proceed to mortify sense and to $now God for his lord. 'ell me. But he will sorrow for the sic$ness by reason of which he needs must be put upon diet. surely. 9ven so # say to you. But because man while living has need to ta$e these good things of the world. under prete0t of sic$ness. which is the foot of the life. will the sic$ man boast of the diet that is imposed on him by the physician. and in everything and through everything and above everything gives than$s to his ma&esty. for that the penitent has rebelled against him.. in order that he may fall sic$ and afterwards live deliciously. that the penitent ought not to boast in his fast. 3herefore we wal$ with fear by the light of the star. that watches is that which in everything and in every place perceives God. viz. shall such a wretched one boast of not sleeping with the body. which is the head of the life. who never eats but always sins. Now will a man give delicate food to the dog that bites and to the horse that $ic$s.for such a man is frenzied. and more in the penitent than in others. it is abominable to deprive the body of food and fill the soul with pride. let him sorrow at having done so.or it abides habitually ever in the service of God. in order that he may be li$e to himself..* #hapter 103 1ear$en. . . then. while he perceives not his misery that he sleeps with the soul. and call them mad who are not put on diet(ssuredly not. and from being his faithful slave has turned into a rebellious foe. then. he will see$ to ma$e him set his fast simply upon bodily food. (s God lives. answered the disciples. even so is it more difficult to cure. that are so great that a grain of one of the delights of paradise is greater than all those of the world.)iserable. and in order to avoid stri$ing it the more with his foot. being content with crumbs here on earth. he stri$es with his head what is the state of such a man-* . his life. wishing here on earth to fare deliciously every day.By the light of the sun% for by the light of the star we cannot see the neighbouring mountains. $nowing that always at every moment it receives grace and mercy from God.or he. in parable! there is a man who whilst wal$ing stri$es himself against a roc$. A 'ell me. but he should content himself with coarse food.. for your Creator wills to &udge you. and by the light of the sun we see the tiniest grain of sand. come to &udgment. (nd when he sees the sense abhor fastings. for truly # say to you that he who watches with the body and sleeps with the soul is frenzied. even so must you be careful in watching that while the body watches the soul sleep not. Nor should the penitent that fasts procure delicate food. to what # shall say to you concerning watching. let him put before it the condition of hell. but by the light of the sun we go securely. 'hen Jesus said! . than to be unbridled in little and be deprived of all and abide in torment.Creatures. and gives him the eternal death of hell. . 'he soul.'he sleep of the soul is forgetfulness of God and of his fearful &udgment. and despise them that fast not% but he ought to sorrow for the sin by reason whereof he fasts.or this would be a most grievous error. *?ou ought to remember the rich feaster in order to fast well. that of the body and that of the soul. but rather the contrary.
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.
if there were not internal lust within the heart of man.(s a bird is born to fly. how many have perished through lust< 'hrough lust came the deluge. as said Job. not $nowing himself. even so is man born to wor$. what ought the sinner to do-.. bursts the bounds of man*s intellect and affections% so that the man. which ought to abide in union with God its creator. 3hat has he brought into the world.)an is born to wor$.(nd Job did not say that! . he is a fornicator% for that the soul.(s the bird is born to fly and the fish to swim. he said not! . a prophet of God. there would be the greatest plenty in the world.. for they cannot do otherwise. o also David our father. that ma$es man li$e the brute beasts. (ndrew answered! .'hus the sun and the other planets are strengthened by the precepts of God so that they cannot do otherwise.Certain it is that he was born na$ed. and it shall be well with us. so that. so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. if David our father and olomon his son wor$ed with their hands..three human persons.2ust is an unbridled desire of love. (ssuredly for no other reason are all things costly. (nd of the lac$ thereof it will be necessary to render an account in the dreadful day of &udgment. 'ell me. aid John! ..or lust God overwhelmed three wic$ed cities whence escaped only 2ot and his two children.+ )aster. . 2et a man content himself therefore with the wife whom his creator has given him.3hereupon the 2aw of God says that man has too much good in this life. must be free from necessity. loves that which he ought to hate. (nd # tell you truly that if # should narrate to you how many have perished through lust.+ (ndrew. so a poor man is born to wor$. he would not fall into the e0ternal% for if the root be removed the tree dies speedily. . which. return to me and # will receive you. Jesus answered! . ought greatly to be feared% for the enemy is of one*s own household.. 'herefore 6only7 he who is not man is free from this precept. and let him forget every other woman. (h. certain it is he who lives in the city. 'ruly # say to you. what signifies lust-. by reason of which he would live in idleness.But God said to man! . that our God has condemned man to wor$. Jesus replied! . it will do him harm% seeing that the city is a sponge that draws in every ini8uity. Jesus answered! . not because God has given him such thing. in order that he may do good wor$s. of all that he has found. some attending the ground and some at fishing the water.. (s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. he has united with the creature. 'herefore our God waits for man to be penitent. But $now you not that good.1ow shall a man forget the women if he live in the city where there are so many of them-. says! 9ating the labours of our hands we shall be blessed.#n the sweat of your countenance shall you eat bread. #hapter 110 2et man say somewhat to me.or lust the tribe of Ben&amin was all but e0tinguished. insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty. and incapable of anything. to wor$ is a fitting thing. to be good. (nd so God laments by #saiah the prophet. saying! ?ou have committed fornication with many lovers% nevertheless.?es. when God gave the precept to wor$. when a man loves a thing. . but this ought the poor to do. Believe me.( poor man shall live of the sweat of his face.. the friend and prophet of God! . but as its owner. wherefore they shall have no merit. 'he abominable lust. according to his 8uality.. and so it is necessary that he should suffer tribulation and be deprived of earthly goods. Now tell me. James answered! . 3herefore let every one wor$. but the dispenser. and Job that . the space of five days would not suffice. but that there are a great multitude of idle fol$! if these were to labour. 1ence.)aster. not being directed by reason. he is not the owner. (nd he will have to render an account thereof in that dreadful day.
and see$s not to find pleasure in God. and hate 9li&ah with your soul. because you have not that light which would ma$e you see the true from the false. 'he blind man answered! .Begone forthwith. because it has a supreme desire for things impure. . if # had my eyes. and said! .or 9li&ah is not your creator. we have understood. But how shall he defend himself if he bridle not the eye. brother.Brother. and forsa$en God. 'hen 9li&ah gave a sigh.?ou spea$ not the truth. # would close them so as not to see you-. 9li&ah. . if # should hate 9li&ah # should love God. that would ma$e me sin against the holy one of God. for my flesh.1ave you understood all that 9li&ah said-. and the more # should hate 9li&ah the more # should love God.)ay our God pardon you.. for 9li&ah is not able to do anything of all that you say.. . he who has not bodily eyes is secure not to receive punishment save only to the third degree. because as regards me # $now that you have told me the truth. 9li&ah answered! .#n truth. 9li&ah answered! . has made an idol in his heart. 'he blind man answered! . loo$s lewdly upon a woman.Now tell me. 'hen Jesus said.Now begone* for you are the devil.. for their salvation. + brother-. that they had no eyes. # say.# do not wish to see you% no. separates you from God. seeing that the more # hate myself the more # love God./now. 'hen 9li&ah rebu$ed him. #n the time of the prophet 9li&ah it came to pass that 9li&ah seeing a blind man weeping. who despise my words. saying! . . and fear the sense. #hapter 117 9li&ah answered! .(s God lives. 1ereupon was the blind man greatly angered. you are an impious fellow< Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God.(s God lives in whose presence my soul stands..or you desire sight to see 9li&ah. and if you saw me you would still your desire.. as$ed him saying! . 3herefore # say to you...3hy weep you.. 'hen said the disciples of 9li&ah! . so far as concerns you. which is the origin of every carnal sin. is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God. . 'hen said 9li&ah! . # am the devil. and we are beside ourselves at the $nowledge that here on earth there are very few that are not idolaters. because he is a man as you are. a man of good life..because # turn you aside from your creator.. that # am 9li&ah<.)ay it please God that you be spea$ing the truth% because. 9ven so. even as the soldier lives when he has enemies around the fortress. but God% whence.. which you desire to see. because 9li&ah must have rebu$ed you for some sin of your. + holy prophet of God..?ou are of the tribe of 2evi% and because you. and said with tears! . aid the blind man! . let him repel every outward enticement of sin. + brother. 2et him tell me.Cease from weeping. defending himself against every assault and always fearing treachery on the part of the citizens.or all the men in the world cannot ma$e one fly to be born. 'he disciples answered! . in entering the 'emple of God. 'he blind man answered! .?ou say this. + brother.Brother. + brother. and how # became blind-. for if you had had that you would not have despised my doctrine. said 9li&ah weeping. for in weeping you sin.. our God too$ away your sight. for # have sinned in spea$ing with you% for if # had seen you # should not have sinned. now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing. 9li&ah answered! . he truly is the prophet of God. seeing that everyone that finds pleasure in the creature. .?ou have spo$en the truth. that many desire to see me and come from far to see me.. you being near the sanctuary.?ou spea$ not the truth. that raises the dead and ma$es the fire to come down from heaven-.if he be the prophet. which is not pleasing to God. + man. the holy one of God. said the blind man.. . + man. + brother.#hapter 111 #t behoves a man to live in the city.. aid the blind man! . 'hen the blind man weeping said! . 9li&ah answered! ."ardon me. 'he blind man answered! .. sighing! .# weep because # cannot see 9li&ah the prophet. wherefore you hate him. for # will not listen to you any longer<. +f what seed # am. while he that has eyes receives it to the seventh degree. be he who he may. 3herefore it were better for them. 3eep then.
)y eye is a thief that robs my soul. said truly! . # tell you that it is impossible not to fall headlong into lust. for with the outward sight of his eyes and the inward sight of his mind he should see$ to $now God his creator and the good pleasure of his will.or in every idle word man sins. many of whom have now despised my teaching. . 9ven so then let man do. whereby the man that prays shall defend himself in the day of &udgment! for he shall $eep his soul from sin here on earth. is the bridle of sense% prayer is the salt of the flesh that suffers it not to be corrupted by sin. (nd to such degree will this lust of his brea$ forth.or if a friend of yours should give you somewhat to $eep in memory of him. 'hat thereafter it would be necessary for the penitent to turn story. in holding me for God. 'ell me. prayer.or that prayer is the advocate of the soul% prayer is the medicine of the soul% prayer is the defence of the heart% prayer is the weapon of faith. man shall put a bridle upon his eyes. in whose presence we are. so the flesh without the sense cannot sin. and you should sell it and forget your friend. and should not ma$e the creature his end. 9ven so does man% for when he beholds the creature and has not in memory the creator.or so shall the flesh be sub&ect to the spirit. #f man could change dung into gold and clay into sugar%. which causes him to lose the creator..telling into prayer.or truly everything which has an end is vain.(ssuredly not. that he will love everything li$e to the thing loved! so that hence comes that sin of which it is a shame to have memory. #hapter 119 . for now was #srael desirous to establish the idolatry that they have in their hearts. #f. 1e therefore who shall behold women and shall forget God who for the good of man created woman. weeping vehemently. 3herefore Jeremiah the prophet. +h hapless man. which cannot desire that which is not presented to it. he sins against God his creator by ingratitude. if one had two pence to buy bread. a man without prayer can no more be a man of good wor$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. he shall be lord of the sense. and his flesh shall wal$ in righteousness%. sail without rudder. and our God blots out sin by reason of prayer. reason itself shows. . (s God lives. you have offended against your friend. seeing that smo$e does hurt to the eyes and gives no sustenance to the body. then. the eye shall not be guarded. and that # am mad to wish to live in poverty among desert places. who for love of man has created it. receiving from God all that he shall as$. . Because as the ship cannot move without wind. would he spend it to buy smo$e.#hapter 113 'hen Jesus said! . and not abide continually among princes in delicate living. .or truly he who has no hand cannot receive. then. . or preserve dead flesh without salt%. then. . if # confessed myself to be God. and shall preserve his heart that it be not touched by evil desires% offending atan because he shall $eep his sense within the 2aw of God.or therefore did David our father pray with greatest longing to God our 2ord that he would turn away his eyes in order that he might not behold vanity.?ou spea$ the truth. 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 prayer is the hands of our life. what would he do- . even if it were not also a precept of God. saying that # could ma$e myself lord of all Judea.or truly every time that a man beholds a thing and forgets God who has made it for man. + (ndrew. he will love her and desire her. he has sinned. .
that it wea$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. and he is careful not to say anything that may displease the governor.#t is certain that he will become covetous<. then.Now why does not man change foolish story.?ou have your heart so heavy that # am not able to lift it up. 1ence in every word it is necessary that # should tell you the meaning. therefore. who has given you grace to $now the mysteries of God.telling into prayer. insomuch that when he ought to weep over his sins to provo$e God to mercy and to win forgiveness for his sins. that must be changed into almsgiving. perhaps. #f then a man would receive mercy let him measure his tal$ing more than gold is measured. 'he disciples answered! . 3oe. . (s God lives. who would do penance. the avaricious. the disciples answered! . atan will put into his memory those same &ests. 1is disciples answered! . and in what plight will they be who deal with sinning as with a business supremely necessary. that even as the plummet has for its end the centre. 'hen Jesus said! .or what prince would give a city to his sub&ect in order that the latter might ma$e war upon him. so doing.#s time..'here is no other God than #.for # will tell you. + wretched world< for today men do not assemble together for prayer.(s God lives. even though he be silent with his tongue. in order not to lose his soul. so he will tal$ 6only7 when it is necessary to tal$. and that which is worse of things which # cannot tal$ of without shame. the other the evil that the man does. he. how will he hold them that murmur and slander their neighbour. #hapter 1*0 'he fruit of vain tal$ing is this. given him by God that he may offend God. and cast him out. . But give than$s to God. 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$. how does such a man tal$-. #nasmuch as all that he has he . but in the porches of the 'emple and in the very 'emple %itself atan %has there the sacrifice of vain tal$. #hapter 1*1 3hen the governor has arrested a prisoner whom he e0amines while the notary writes down 6the case7.'hen. Jesus being silent. so let him not tal$ of a thing that may cause hurt to his soul. to them that &est and tal$ vainly< But if our God has in abomination them that &est and tal$ vainly. so as not to give suspicion of himself.(ssuredly no one.No one would e0ercise himself in any way other than in ma$ing gold and sugar. # say. in whose presence my soul stands.or that God has given two angels to every man for notaries. tell me. Jesus answered! .. but see$s to spea$ somewhat whereby he may be set free.Now who will buy a man*s words at the price of gold. even as gold is spent on necessary things. #hapter 1** (s for avarice. (nd how shall he do penance. # do not say that the penitent should sell his tal$ing. But what is worse is the man who spends his time in &ests. must give out his words at the price of gold. truly # say to you.'his ought the penitent to do.or indeed. but # say that when he tal$s he should thin$ that he is casting forth gold. /now you wherefore. the one writing the good.+h impure world. 'hen answered Jesus! . (nd &ust as no one spends gold on a thing which shall cause hurt to his body. 3hen he is fain to pray. by laughing he provo$es God to anger% who will chastise him.1e tal$s with fear and to the point. then. for it is impossible for the avaricious to possess any good in paradise. so the avaricious has hell for his end. # cannot conceive how grievously you will be punished by God< 1e. by his wor$s says! ..
. and so. it deceives itself.+ur God. and for love of all your holy ones and prophets. and being unable to delight itself in God. . and with all his inward parts% wherein God placed the soul and the sense. he placing this wor$ in paradise. that he is born na$ed. with nerves and veins. and the soul in a single end to wor$ for the service of God. 2ord. 3hereupon he lifted up his hands and prayed.. who gives the grace to repent. God. where. Do you. (nd to the soul gave he for lodgement the heart. save us from atan. that if God our 2ord enlighten not the heart of man. early. choosing earthly things. united with the sense. . which having lost God through sin because it lives by pleasure. air. and s$in. for it diffused itself there li$e oil. tell me. + our merciful God. which was to unite the flesh. 3hereupon. )an having come to such a plight. o be it. water. surrounds itself with temporal things which it holds as its good% and it grows the stronger the more it sees itself deprived of God. with the faith of your true )essenger. Jesus said again! . which is man and this is earth. bewailing our sins praying and giving alms. if you would $now how penitence ought to be done. made a composition of four things contrary the one to the other. if God please. to show to his creatures his goodness and mercy and his omnipotence. saying! . we than$ you for all your benefits and would fain adore you only all the days of our life. the sense..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. as two hands of this life! giving for lodgement to the sense every part of the body. Now # tell you that even so the avaricious man ma$es himself god over his riches which God has given him.is fain to spend at his own pleasure. follows the light which the eyes show it% whence. having thus created man. the sense. 3hen all were seated. even as you save your elect for love of your own self and for love of your )essenger for whom you did create us. giving us the ran$ of men. and the reason being seduced of the sense by the operation of atan. not regarding his beginning or his end.. 'hus it is necessary that by the mercy of God man*s reason be enlightened afresh. and the soul lost its beauty.. which finds not repose in labour. the eyes not being able to see aught but vanity. 'he disciples ever answered! . 3herefore # say to you truly. + 2ord. and dying leaves all. from the flesh and from the world. marrow. not sending any fruit to 1erod. who in mercy has created us. (varice is a thirst of the sense. put into him a light which is called reason%. (s said our father David! 'his change comes from the right hand of God. and fire in order that each one might temper its opposite. instructing those that are ignorant of your will. not being curbed by reason.(ssuredly you. after the prayer. so be it. and giving up our life to the death to serve you. would you be ma$ing yourselves $ings over that garden.riday morning. but see$s delight. bones. #t is necessary that # should tell you of what sort man is. (nd so today let us render than$s to God. Jesus. and when 1erod sent for fruit you drove away his messengers. who has given us the grace to communicate his will by my word. blood. with his liberality and &ustice. (nd so the conversion of the sinner is from God. assembled his disciples and said to them! . who is hidden from it. and you were fain to bear yourselves as owners. and united them in one final ob&ect. Now tell me% if 1erod% should give you a garden to $eep. to $now good from evil and 6to distinguish7 the true delight! $nowing which. fasting and studying your word. so be it. the sense lost the delight whereby it lives. it should rule the whole life. (nd he made of these four things a vessel.2ord God almighty and merciful. sins. of flesh. which is man*s body. the flesh lost its rest. suffering from the world for love of you. your servants. the sinner is converted to penitence. #hapter 1*+ 3hen it was day.
but those that are bad he throws away. a man would receive anything of God. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end. 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid. 2et avarice then be changed into alms. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$. Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world. love towards God. (s God lives.9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses. Jesus answered! ... (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated. and hatred towards yourself. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad. one ought to listen to every man. 'hen answered he who writes! . pity towards one*s neighbour.+ )aster. what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . 3herefore. Jesus replied . #f.. if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us. God would not have given to David our father the second. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely.* ( man went forth to sow. every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end.* 9ven so ought you to do. in whose presence my soul stands. But truly they are vain. James answered! . who had offended God. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us. which is God. then.'hen to what end serves the speech of men-.( man goes to fish with a net.. uch a thing will have its end. when the )essenger of God shall come.Great is your 8uestion. it behoves him to serve God. and offends him every day. 3herefore be not slow to give. for love of God. (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved. (nd see that when you do alms. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages. and give of the best of that which you have. listening to all and receiving only the truth. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- .+ )aster. because it is most evil. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. John answered! .the reasonings of men are of no avail. seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life.)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$s by a secret fashion in man for man*s salvation. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses. you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. and therein he catches many fishes. is most evil doctrine. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable.Now how shall the truth be $nown-. #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it. seeing that men do not consider their end. that receive you for true% seeing that God is one. which is God. what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. Jesus answered! .Certainly not. 'ell me. the truth is one% whence it follows that the doctrine is one and the meaning of the doctrine is one% and therefore the faith is one. 'hen answered (ndrew! . reason must say! . and has spo$en but one message to all men..
But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus. o will we do. when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$. 'he disciples answered! . and $eeping the best for yourselves. who has created us of the clay of the earth. he said ! .. Jesus said! . saying! .God forgive you.#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned.. #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads. .Go and preach even as you have heard. since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them. saying! . and undeceive #srael concerning me. having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-.Blessed be the holy name of God. and cast out many demons which tormented men. because you have sinned in saying . . 'hey departed therefore. Jesus replied! . we have healed numberless sic$ persons.1ow long ought penitence to last-. what shall be the e0cuse.'ell me.#n the name of God.Now what says #srael.. and.+ )aster. having bec$oned for silence with his hand.. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael.* seeing it is God that has done all.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<. 'he disciples answered! .. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus. and not of flaming spirit. 3herefore as human life always sins. #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples. (nd when he had said this they retired to rest. saying! . for that he is flaming spirit.. .3e have healed. + brethren. and these were the priests and the scribes.. who received them as a father receives his sons. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea. 'hen Jesus said! . saying that he is always noble. Barnabas answered! . + brethren.(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it. insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. which atan will never find. preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them.'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet. But they feared the common people. cast out the demons.3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore. Jesus answered! . o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount. said the disciples to him. teach us how to spea$. telling them that which # said before the high priest. give health to the sic$.#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 said they! . 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael.... who has not despised the desire of me his servant<. so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul. because through his pride he is incorrigible. all of them save him who writes.(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence. healing every sort of sic$ness.or when we sin we find mercy before God. how has wrought the 2ord our God. wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly. Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! .Blessed be the holy name of God.
# am not worthy to loo$ upon the heaven nor . that wal$ upon the earth. bowed down to the earth. sinners. 1ow. and hence. 'o this did atan desire to reduce you. and as$ mercy of his Creator. brethren.Blessed are they that $now these words. what is the cause for self. as it is proper to God to do. 2i$e to them be they that ma$e them and they that trust in them. much less does our life give us cause% for it is burdened with many miseries. he would not sin. . serving atan. praying our living God. and praying with his face uplifted said! . But if the things of the world do not give us cause to e0tol ourselves in our heart. that he pardon not. cho$ed by food< + hapless man. he as$s not help. # say. that offers nought but sin% of the wic$ed. of famine. the prophet of God! . have a tongue and spea$ not. for they shall be humbled to the burning coals of hell. who e0tols himself having so much to weigh him down. in whose presence my soul stands. have feet and wal$ not. persecute whosoever would live according to the 2aw of God. and particularly as this publican% for # fast twice in the wee$ and give tithes of all # possess. that which our father David says of our God. that he remembers that we are dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. + 2ord my God.. brethren. beware that you believe them not. who. 'ell me. serving the false and lying gods% even as our father David invo$es a curse upon them. who have for our God the great God who has created the universe with his word. wherefore their sin abides not. then. # can give you nothing of use. how many have been slain by the burning heat of summer% how many have been slain by the frost and cold of winter% how many have been slain by lightning and by hail% how many have been drowned in the sea by the fury of winds% how many have died of pestilence. denies that he is dust. seeing they are fallen under the curse of God. then.Certain it is. who being created by God out of earth forgets his condition and would fain ma$e God at his own pleasure< 3herein he silently moc$s God. then. for they will not sin against their 2ord eternally. wherefore he has had mercy upon us. 'he "harisee drew near to the sanctuary. who is blessed for evermore. for as says olomon. have a mouth and eat not. #hapter 1*3 (ccordingly. # not being able to create a fly. dust and clay.No. with his eyes should consider eternity.or our father David says that our God remembers that we are but dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. and beating his breast he said with bent head! *2ord. that atan.# give you than$s. deceived you when you said that # was God. saying! 'he gods of the nations are silver and gold.#s there. say to you! Do penance and $now your sins. #. 3herefore. being laid wait for by all the creatures in every place< But what shall # say of the flesh and the sense that desire only ini8uity% of the world. since all the creatures inferior to man fight against us. in ma$ing you believe me to be God% because. seeing that after the sin they repent. +. or because they have been devoured of wild beasts. have noses and smell not. that if man.9verything that is under the sun is vanity. as though he should say! 'here is no use in serving God. 3herefore said David our father. brethren. 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. a man. because # am not as other men. assuredly. not $nowing his need. any good here upon earth. 3hoever e0tols himself. by means of the :oman soldiery. 'o e0tol oneself in one*s heart is but to loc$ up the pity and mercy of God.1ave you heard. + pride unheard of. + brethren. bitten of serpents. this pride of man. brethren. have ears and hear not. and so angers God his helper. the wor$ of their hands% that have eyes and see not. could # help you in all things.hall we. and being passable and mortal. who do every wic$edness.or so do their wor$s show. 3oe to them that e0tol themselves. . as says our father David. God would pardon atan if atan should $now his own misery. seeing that # myself have need of everything. brethren.e0altation. have hands and touch not.* 'he publican remained afar off. (s God lives. perhaps.
(nd having said this. a leper whom Jesus had cleansed. which she has washed with her tears and anointed with precious ointment. # have a thing to say to you. o be it< o be it<. Jesus said! .. anointed them with precious ointment. assuredly. yes and 6made7 the a0e. because our God re&ected him.Do you not $now that if God had not preserved you from atan you would be worse than atanDo you not $now that one single sin changed the fair angel into the most repulsive demon(nd that the most perfect man that has come into the world. for because you have e0alted yourself above God who created you you shall be abased beneath the feet of atan who lays wait for you.3hat decree. #hapter 1*9 hall the a0e. many sins are forgiven her. moved with compassion through my prayers. and they said in their hearts! . it changed into a wretched being. Jesus.1e to whom was forgiven the greater debt. forgave the debt to each. and would not suffer her to touch him. and wiped them with the hairs of her head.(nd why do you despise your neighbour.. 3hereupon there were brought to him many sic$ fol$ whom he made whole. the other for leprosy of the soul. + man. but found it not. imon.or indeed they were see$ing how to $ill him. But the "harisee went down in worse case than the publican. Jesus prayed. the one for leprosy of the body. invited him to eat bread. for that our God &ustified him. 3herefore truly # say to you. when neither of them had wherewithal to pay. 'he priests and scribes. moved with compassion. the publican went down from the 'emple in better case than the "harisee. lifting up his hands to the 2ord. 3hen he had finished his prayer he descended from the pinnacle. (nd while he was eating. the other five hundred. which was (dam. therefore. pea$. ?our faith has saved you.upon your sanctuary. reported to the :oman soldiers that which Jesus had said against their gods. perhaps.Go your way in peace. imon was scandalized. . with all that sat at meat. have you. lo< straightway on entering your house she placed herself at my feet. 'hen Jesus said! . because they feared the people. boast itself at having cut down the forest where a man has made a garden. behold this woman and yourself% for you were both debtors to God. shall you boast yourself of having done anything that is good.?ou have well said% # say to you.No.'here was a man who had two debtors. in virtue whereof you may live at your own pleasure without any fear3oe to you. which is sin. love me little. + )aster.. then. imon answered! . (nd so. the owner. ?ou. God our 2ord. and he departed from the 'emple. because she has loved much. sat down to the table. having entered the house of imon. for the 2ord our God has pardoned your sins% but see you sin no more. who hated Jesus. entered into the house. with his hands. sub&ecting him to what we suffer. + clay. when # entered your house you did not $iss me nor anoint my head. for # have sinned much% have mercy upon me<* 'ruly # say to you. because you have received little as a gift.. imon answered! .. for the man has done all. for # desire your word.. 'he one owed to his creditor fifty pence. (nd turning to the woman he said! . behold a woman named )ary. and washed them with her tears. 3hich of them would love his creditor most-.. a public sinner. 'hereupon imon. and flung herself upon the ground behind Jesus* feet. and the people said! . #hapter 1+0 Jesus said! . seeing our God created you of clay and wor$s in you all good that is wrought.#f this man were a prophet he would $now who and of what sort is this woman. But this woman. has willed to heal your body and her soul. having his wor$s in abomination. (nd you. together with all his offspring. therefore. 3hereupon. forgiving him his sin. .
the enemy of the man their master came and sowed tares over the good seed. . as in truth he is. # did not dare to lift up my eyes. why is this done and this said in the world-* but rather to account himself. Jesus cried out! . . and said! .. there was seen sprung up among the corn a great 8uantity of tares. for the greatness of the favour that the $ing did to me. 1e then opened his mouth and said! . . and this was trodden under foot of men and eaten up of birds% some fell upon the stones.Behold. (nd truly # say that. John answered! . in whose presence my soul stands.# have eaten bread in 1erod*s house.or before # $new you # went to fish. and sitting down awaited his word.God pardon you. whereupon as he sowed some of the seed fell upon the road. wherein have eaten all the holy ones and prophets of God.+ )aster. for as they live in pride they shall die in contempt and shall go into confusion. whereupon when it grew up the thorns choc$ed the seed% and some fell on good ground. sitting among the $ing*s barons. 3hereupon.3herefore then is there sprung up therein a great 8uantity of . for our pride<. si0ty. for # fear lest God should cast us into the abyss.#hapter 1+1 1is disciples drew near to Jesus after the nightly prayer. there is nothing so small received here in the world from 6the hand of7 God. in eating with 1erod. if the $ing had been of our 2aw. bare fruit. but that in return man ought to spend his life for love of God. he receives it from God. 'hen Jesus said! . + John< But tell me. 'he servants came to their master and said! . the father of a family sowed good seed in his field! whereupon. said Jesus to his disciples. John. seeing myself. (nd truly # say to you. whereupon when it sprang up. 'herefore it is not lawful for man to say! *(h. # should have been fain to serve him all the days of my life.Did you as$ for the most delicate food. even li$e (biram... # having brought thither a fine fish.1old your peace. as the servants of the good man slept. # thought that the world had fallen upon my head. how did you bear yourself at the table. and anchored so near the land that the voice of Jesus might be heard.that you may live in the world as John lived in the house of 1erod when he ate bread with him. + John.1ave you seen a poor man invited to a prince*s house to eat bread-. and an one hundredfold. 3herefore man ought to bear himself with deepest humility% $nowing his own vileness and the greatness of God. that 1e cast us not into the abyss for our pride.+ ir. (gain Jesus said! . when the corn sprang up. because it had no moisture. 3hereupon. a poor fisherman. #hapter 1+* Jesus wal$ing along the sea of Galilee was surrounded by a great multitude of fol$.or this world is a house where God feasts men. when the $ing gave me a little piece of flesh.Behold. you sinned not. unworthy to stand in the world at God*s board. have you heard of John what is done in the house of a prince. o do. one day when he was feasting.clad. 3hereupon. and used to sell the fish to the family of 1erod. 'he disciples trembled with fear at the words of Jesus% when he said again! .2et us fear God.. + brethren.Did you spea$ when you were not 8uestioned at the table. Jesus answered! .Did you see$ to have the most honourable place. (s God lives. in order that you might be our teacher and 6the teacher7 of every one that fears God. with the great bounty by which he nourishes us. did you not sow good seed in your field. for so shall you be in truth free from all pride. John answered! .3oe to the men that come into the world. the sower went out to sow.Did you account yourself more worthy than the others to sit at table-.Now how did you eat bread with infidels. whereupon it. how must we do to escape pride-.. wherefore he went into a little boat which lay a little off from the shore by itself. he made me stay and eat there. (s God lives. even to thirty.(s God lives. it was burnt up by the sun% some fell in the hedges. ill. everything that a man receives. 3hereupon they all drew near to the sea. for it was of God*s disposition you did so.
(gain Jesus said! . but the corn you shall put into my granary. 3hen the prayer was ended.. #t is.or then shall you go and pull up the tares from among the corn and cast them into the fire to be burned. 'ruly # say to you. whose is this . *+f that father of a family. 'herefore the men were not able to sell their figs. tell us the meaning of the parables which you spo$e to the people. (nd seeing this. as soon as they have any tribulation the word of God goes out of their memory! for. men sought not good figs but fair leaves. then. for you would pull up the corn therewith% but wait till the time of harvest comes. 'he one chose to sell the peel of the apple for its weight in gold. is he who teaches the word of God.* . behold. for that he is incapable of motion.tares-. for the men were mightily pleased with leaves. became sic$ with a grievous sic$ness. an evil citizen said! * urely # may become rich. upon the stones. (nd thus on that day Jesus spo$e to the crowd in parables. who by reason of the long &ourneys which they ma$e. 'he master answered! . eating the figs.3ill you that we go and pull up the tares from among the corn-. #t falls among the thorns when it comes to the ears of them that love their own life.. saying! . received him into his house and ministered to him. But he is not a father after the manner of nature. not caring for him who was fain to give them. albeit they have some memory thereof. for that he has created all things. where he had raised to life the widow*s son% who. he went with his disciples to Nain.Do not so. seeing they serve not God. #t falls upon the road when it comes to the ears of sailors and merchants.+ )aster. (gain Jesus said! . our God. #hapter 1++ 1is disciples drew near to Jesus and as$ed him. from which all the neighbouring citizens ta$e water to wash off their uncleanness% but the citizen suffers his own clothes to putrefy.. the disciples came near to Jesus and he said to them! *'he man who sows seed upon the road.. 'hat which falls on good ground is when the word of God comes to the ears of him who fears God. but while men slept the enemy of man came and sowed tares over the corn. with his mother. 'he other desired to give the apples away.place. 3herefore. which falls upon a great number of men. that in every condition when man fears God the word of God will bear fruit in him. upon the thorns.. when carnal desires grow up they cho$e the good seed of the word of God. (gain Jesus said! . for carnal comforts cause 6men7 to forsa$e the word of God. #t falls upon the stones when it comes to the ears of courtiers. not caring for the substance of the apples. upon the good ground.'he hour of prayer draws near% wherefore when the evening prayer is ended # will tell you the meaning of the parables. # tell you truly that he is God our 2ord% father of all things. they cannot hope for help from God.* aid the servants! . .* (nd these they sold for their weight in gold. though the word of God grow upon them.'here went forth two men to sell apples. for by reason of the great an0iety these have to serve the body of a prince the word of God to does not sin$ into them.Behold a citizen has a fountain. But when they arrived at the mar$et. no even despising him. receiving only a little bread for his &ourney. whereupon it brings forth fruit of eternal life.'here went forth many men to sell figs. 3hereupon the men. 'he master answered! *Good seed did # sow. have the word of God removed from their memory by atan. 'hen having dismissed them. and the variety of nations with whom they have dealings. Jesus answered! . without which generation is impossible. But men bought the peel of the apples for its weight in gold. whereupon.* 3hereupon he called together his two sons and 6said7! *Go you and gather a great 8uantity of leaves with bad figs.
o when the teachers are negligent in preaching the word of God. which ta$es pleasure in lies. he it is who preaches to please men! and. and the rest of his body were as small as an ant. @nderstand you. be there so many errors-.1ow should one listen to the word of God% and how should one $now him that preaches for love of God-. but rather of good reproofs. while the good faithful ones shall come to my $ingdom. for whose sa$e God waits for the world to repent. then. but rather of a good ointment. but while men have been given up to vanity atan has sowed errors to bring to nothing my 2aw. but suffers his own garments to become putrefied.+ )aster.. God answers! *Do not so. # will answer you. (s God lives. then. . Now # say to you. good doctrine to men3herefore. tell us how the lost shall be tormented. God answers! *# have given good doctrine to men.. in order that man may flee from sin. through being occupied in the business of the world.'ruly # say to you. gave you not. so also has a sinner no need of fine words. but the world. atan &oins himself with the flesh and the sense. atan sows error in the heart of men.* urely. 'he which seeing. Jesus answered! *+ "eter. so flattering the world. flattering particular men.?es. and the seed is the word of God. #hapter 1+'hey that bear good figs are the true teachers who preach good doctrine. /now you. but* preaches in truth. (h< how many have perished for this cause<* 'hen answered he who writes and said! . and how long they shall be in hell. in which he covers up sin% the which receiving.. see$s from the teachers leaves of fine words and flattery. truly. in whose presence my soul stands. But wait until the Judgment. but rather despised. 1ence. whence are come countless sects of wic$ed doctrine. therefore. 'he citizen who has the water and gives his water to others to wash off their uncleanness.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. he ruins the soul that follows his flattery. *'he holy ones and prophets cry! . and brings a large supply of leaves% that is. But he who sells the peel for its weight in gold. for in truth he poisons the human ear. in order that he may cease to sin. wherefore he flatters none. for the faithful are so closely &oined to the infidels by $inship that the faithful will be lost with the infidel. he who preaches for love of God. having respect of persons. even as sin is of seven $inds. would not this thing be monstrous. see$ing only a poor man*s livelihood. + wretched man. Jesus answered! . a 8uantity of earthly things. we will disperse these errors by destroying men. should be avoided as an horrible serpent. that he is more monstrous who preaches penitence to others. for as seven gates of hell has atan generated it! so are there seven punishments therein. and gives the apple away. but himself repents not of his sins. is the teacher who to others preaches penitence and himself abides still in sin.* #hapter 1+0 'hen said "eter! . such a man is not received by the world. for at that time shall the infidels be gathered by my angels and shall be cast out with atan into hell. if God please. surely. that hell is one. many infidel fathers shall beget faithful sons. 'hose two men that sell apples are the one. 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. But he that reproves not sins. even as a wounded man has no need of fine bandages to bind up his wounds. man becomes sic$ and ready for eternal death. yet has seven centres one below another%.* 'he holy ones say! *+ ir.+ ir.world% and the field where he sows is man$ind. it is a great thing that you have as$ed. nevertheless.
and his legs are fettered with infernal serpents. to such a degree that there shall be nought to eat but live scorpions and live serpents. which as soon as they are finished must needs be pulled down straightway. ?et is he not able to defend himself. Now here there is dearth of food.. ma$ing him lie down upon the road where they pass. as the rich feast suffered. (nd there shall they be embraced by horrible infernal serpents. because a single stone is not placed aright. But what is worse. who shall trample him down as the grapes are trampled when wine is made. . in wishing to do after his own manner. 1ere are built cities and immense palaces. delicate meats% but for that they have their hands and feet bound with fetters of fire. who push him. who has not his hands free to cool his body as he wal$s and to ease the burden. not being able to come forth speedily. and not wishing to recognize anyone above him! even so there shall he be put under the feet of atan and his devils. 'hey spurn him and smite him. they cannot put out a hand on the occasion when the meat appears to them. seeing that his tongue is fastened by a hoo$. and suffering in them all the pains that are therein. 'he covetous shall go down to the fifth Centre. (nd the demons.or where there is no gladness at all it shall seem to him that every one re&oices at his misfortune. all these acts of impurity shall be transformed for them into union with the infernal furies% which are demons li$e women. in appearance. 'here are offered to them indeed by the demons. and mourn that he be not gone down to the seventh centre. (nd these enormous stones are laid upon the shoulders of the slothful. yet the &ustice of God shall cause that it shall so seem to the wretched envious man. where he is insulted by all the devils and by as many of the damned as go down lower than he. whose claws are li$e those of gryphons. whose hair is serpents. *'he envious. shall offer him that which he desires. and ma$e him fall to earth many times beneath the weight% nor does any help him to lift it up! no. behind him are the demons. planting their feet upon his throat. (nd as here he see$s to be higher than God. as when one seems in a dream to be spurned by some one and feels torment thereby even so shall be the ob&ect set before the wretched envious man. . he is not able to give vent to his wrath by insulting others. (nd it shall seem to him that all things in hell re&oice at his torment. a double amount is laid upon him. shall go down to the si0th Centre. what is worse. and mourns that he has no worse. 'he wrathful goes down to the first centre. li$e . 'o the second centre shall go down the gluttonous. filthy as they are. contrary to that which God commands. who here chaffs at the good of his neighbour and re&oices at his misfortune. for that he has his hands and feet bound.or although the damned are incapable of any &oy. whose tongue is gull whose body is all girt with barbed hoo$s li$e those wherewith they catch the silly fish. the nature of whose generative organs is fire. rend the secret parts of the glutton. that is the loftiest in heart. passing through all the centres above it. and there shall be chafed by the fangs of a great number of infernal serpents. whose nails are razors. Now with these shall all the lustful en&oy the infernal embers which shall be their bed. whose mouth is poisonous. +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. they are eaten over again. 'o the third centre shall go down the slothful who will not wor$ now. (nd what is worse.:emember that you would not give for love of God% so God wills not that you now receive. where they that have transformed the way given them by God shall be as corn that is coo$ed in the burning dung of the devil. shall be plunged into the lowest centre.or the proud. where he shall suffer e0treme poverty. and when he shall have it in his hands other devils with violence shall snatch it from his hands with these words! . it being too much to lift. (nd they that shall have sinned with harlots. whose eyes are flaming sulphur. (nd when they are come forth foul and unclean. and he shall be ever derided and scorned of devils. seeing that sloth has ta$en away the power of his arms. which give such torment that it would be better never to have been born than to eat such food. (nd. for greater torment. those very scorpions which he eats that they may devour his belly.
concerning them that have received my faith. and screaming shall say! . however. for here comes )uhammad %our enemy<. only suffering fear. where are your promises made to us. must go into hell. that they shall not abide for evermore in hell. so long shall they abide without punishment. fly. 3hen he shall go there all the devils shall shrie$.* 'he disciples were affrighted. atan shall smite himself upon the face with both his hands. lightning. But he shall abide there 6only7 so long as it ta$es to shut and open the eyes. But there is not this hope. they shall abide in hell seventy thousand years. heat. (nd what shall # say. and having approached with reverence the )essenger of God shall narrate to him what he has heard. the one being sad at good wor$s. hearing this.two grades. terror. 'hen the angel of God shall return to paradise. 2ord.. so long as the )essenger of God shall abide to behold hell. 3here. . 1earing which. to behold the &ustice of God. (nd this they shall do. #t is true. and see$ to hide themselves beneath the burning embers.# pray you.ly. my God. there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. for # will give you all that you as$. be he who he may. 'hen shall his )essenger spea$ to God and say! . sulphur.that which he uses who sells flesh. is your mercy. and the other delighting in evil. saying that those who have your faith shall not abide in hell for evermore-. + 2ord. in my despite. ice. who shall have had the faith without good wor$s. but each shall give torment to the wretched sinner. thunderstorms. But the faithful shall have comfort.+ )uhammad. (nd because he has human flesh. they would rest delighted. saying one to another! . #hapter 1+7 'hen shall the )essenger of God say! . and in such wise that the cold shall not temper. and a single bird once in a hundred years should ta$e away a single grain to empty the world if when it should be empty the infidels were to go into paradise. and lead him into paradise. because their torment shall have an end.2ord. 'hereupon hell shall tremble at his presence. remember the promise made to me your servant. li$e the mi0ture of various grains ma$e a loaf.# tell you that thither shall come 6even7 the )essenger of God..(s$ what you will. seeing that they were not willing for the love of God to put an end to their sin. that the holy ones and prophets of God shall go there to behold.?ou are more noble than #.. common to all the centres. wind. those of the two last grades. #hapter 1+1 #n this accursed spot shall abide the infidels for evermore! insomuch that if the world were filled with grains of millet. because their torment cannot have an end. . and shall hear them say! . cold. the heat nor the fire the ice. (s for the faithful.+ 2ord. who are in seventy. to free them from those bitter punishments. (nd this shall God do in order that every creature may $now that he has received benefit from the )essenger of God. + my friend. not suffering any punishment and the righteous. (fter those years shall the angel Gabriel %come into hell. and said! * o then the faithful must go into hell-* Jesus answered! *9very one. and this is un&ustly done<. God shall answer! . all those that have human flesh and shall be under punishment.or fire. #n this accursed place shall there be a general punishment.. shall all be united by the &ustice of God. frenzy. 'hen shall God command the four favourite angels of God% that they go to hell and ta$e out every one that has the faith of his )essenger.
did not see bread. because they shall fear that # wish to usurp $ingship over #srael.. as says the prophet David! 1e shall ma$e him fall into the pit who spreads a snare for his neighbour. Jesus answered! . and they showed him the multitude of their children.* #hapter 1+3 3hen morning was come. ate wild fruits and herbs for two years. all the men of the city.. C. two by two. is this world our native country. brethren. 'hen Jesus said! . the prophet of God. ir.David our father. came to the house where Jesus was with his disciples. . said! . '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. that those that shall have believed in him. and sought him saying! . why did you flee from us.. yet desires and wills to abide on the miry road. early. for they $new that Jesus must depart from the world.or God shall save me from their hands. Jesus answered! . and therefore they endured well% but how shall these little ones fare-. in the rain. 3herefore he opened his mouth and said! .1e who wal$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. and said! . and by James with John.. thirty.# fled because # $new that a host of devils is preparing for me that which in a short time you shall see. 'he men answered! .si0 of Jesus* disciples% and he abode in Damascus awaiting the others. ee that for these twenty days we give ourselves to fasting and prayer% for God will have mercy upon you.+ )aster. seeing they died in this faith.Go. shall go into paradise after the punishment of which # have spo$en. (nd they.. 'he three disciples were afraid% but Jesus comforted them saying! . But the &ust God shall ma$e him fall. 6while7 being persecuted 6by7 aul. as Joseph was sold into 9gypt. and recounted everything to him. and said! . 'hey answered! . all the disciples see$ you weeping. (nd they mourned every one. while the persecution of (hab continued for three years.or. because this year the worms have eaten the corn. C. ir. with the women and children. F. and shall ta$e me out of the world. the servant of God. 'hey ran to Jesus. nourishing himself only with herbs and wild fruits..+ what fear is yours< Do you not $now that 9li&ah. nourished with spiritual delight. or on of God. # shall be sold and betrayed by one of my disciples. 'ruly # say to you. #hapter 1+9 Jesus was found by him who writes.. 'ell me. 6#s there7 an e0ile who does not aspire to return to his own rich country when he finds himself in poverty- . and we shall not receive any bread this year in our land. for none of you shall betray me. on the morning of the twentieth day. even though they have not done any good wor$s. 'hey gathered so much corn that they did not $now where to store it% and this thing was cause of plenty in #srael. the chief priests with the elders of the people shall rise against me and 6they7 shall wrest authority to $ill me from the :oman governor.1ow long is it until harvest-. E. 'he day following there came. they were prophets of God. D. they beheld the fields and hills covered with ripe corn.(nd such shall be the advantage of the faith of God*s )essenger%. )oreover.. and in peril of robbers.'wenty days. gather the bread which God has given. . 3hen they had fasted for nineteen days. weeping. (nd when he had heard it Jesus gave than$s to God. have mercy upon us. 'hen Jesus had compassion on their misery. 6and7 twice only did he eat bread.Do not be afraid. seeing that the first man was cast out into the world into e0ile and there he suffers the punishment of his error. God has caused this dearth because here began the madness of men and the sin of #srael when they said that # was God. brethren.urely not. 6(nd the three disciples7 received some consolation 6from this7.3e have sought you mourning% yes.
everything that is done amiss. 'ell me. let him gaze upon the tombs. + miserable man.. because the lovers of the world will not thin$ upon death. when he sees that man*s flesh is reserved to be food of worms. but wal$ing on the edges he would brea$ his head% what would you say if you saw men opposing one another. prophet of God! .urely he would wor$ in vain. for # am sure that # shall live even near to the end of the world.. Do you $now why 6such a death is precious7. #f the means in every wor$ must be proportionate to the beginning and the end in order that the wor$ is brought to a good end. even as all rare things are precious. 9ven so # tell you truly. never to return. #f a man sewing cloth should thread beams instead of thread in the needle. is not willing to leave his own country with all that he has. But his life . for there shall he find the truth. as says David.F. the flesh. cries with me! + death. 1ave you seen the soldiers. and if they are not frenzied they are desperate. how bitter is the remembrance of you to them that have rest in their riches< C. not only is he 6aiming7 to finish 6it7. *9ven so is it true. and go to live in :ome. said the prophet David. for there shall he find the true doctrine for his salvation. that # 6have7 come into the world with a privilege which no man has had. 1ave you seen them that build 6and7 how they lay every stone with the foundation in view. since 6only he7 who is not born does not die . shows that to wor$ a thing well it is necessary to e0ercise oneself in that 6thing7. nor will even the )essenger of God have it% seeing that our God did not create man to set him in the world. . is precious in the sight of God our creator. #t is because.or he will $now to beware of the world. because they are of a law that is foreign to him. but rather to place him in paradise. when one spea$s to them 6of death7 they will not 6heed7 his speech. (nd much less would he do so when he found himself to have offended Caesar. 'he death of the holy is precious in the sight of the 2ord.(ssuredly reason denies it. he is born na$ed. #t is certain that he who has no hope of receiving anything from the :omans.3hat amazement would be yours< (ssuredly you would say! .D. 1e who would fain become wise beyond all others in the fear of God. let him study the boo$ of the tomb. but e0perience proves it.or death is the needle.urely.+ 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.* answered the disciples. and olomon. even once. E. Nevertheless in his madness he strives continually to ma$e the wor$ succeed. but in vain. (nd whoever believes not this at my word. and striving in emulation to get nearest to the edge and $ill themselves. 6why7 will men not measure their life by death. # do not say this because # have to die now. Now man sees not that he is doing this continually when he gathered earthly goods. (s God lives.( mean linen cloth in which he is wound! and this is the reward which the world gives him. so the death of them that die well. how is he born. 3henever a man begins anything. .'he sinner shall die a most evil death. being rare. how in time of peace they e0ercise themselves with one another as if they were at war. what advantage has he.'hey are mad and frenzied. if there were a road which was of such condition that wal$ing in the midst thereof a man should go safely. what end shall the man have who desires earthly riches. 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.1ow shall a man who has not learned to die well die a good death. but he ta$es pains that his design may have a good conclusion. how would the wor$ attain 6its end7. measuring if it is straight 6so7 that the wall will not fall down. But # will spea$ to you of this 6matter7 in order that you may learn to die. #hapter 1-0 Believe. No. + men. which is born to die. . wherein the beams of earthly goods cannot be threaded. and be despised of his neighbours.# will tell you. (nd when he is laid dead beneath the ground. and the sense. God*s prophet.1e shall die.
urely we shall all perish with our children! for being cast out of our office we shall have to beg our bread.. even though we sin. saying! *3hat shall we do if this man become $ing. 3hat then shall the fruit be if this man be suffered to live. . (nd God too$ away our understanding. he says that the )essiah shall not come of the seed of David 4as one of his chief disciples has told us5. having lost this hope. for so shall # be able to obtain something good. $nowing that # believe not in him.* 3hereupon.or if they lived according to reason. (fter the coming of all the disciples. he gave notice to the scribes and "harisees how the matter had passed in Nain. but says that he shall come of the seed of #shmael. not being able to see Jesus because of the great multitude. having ta$en counsel among themselves.urely we shall fare badly% because he is fain to reform the worship of God after the ancient custom.* 3herefore. are the lovers of the world. praised be God. striving to live more arrogantly and more lasciviously than one another. o one sabbath morning. (nd so we are able to do whatsoever we list% for. (nd on that day Judas the traitor. having heard the proposal. our God is so merciful that he is appeased with sacrifice and fasting. having .2et us return into Galilee. and that the promise was made in #shmael and not in #saac. 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. and see how to give him up into their hands. they plotted to seize him by night. having made his resolution. #hapter 1-+ 'hen all the disciples came to Damascus. who was of small stature. by the will of God. ( publican named =acchaeus. But because they follow the flesh and the world they are frenzied.* 3herefore. 1e hoped that Jesus would become $ing of #srael. the high priest gave answer that he must needs treat with 1erod and with the governor.'hen Jesus wept and said! *9ven so. lost the hope of becoming powerful in the world. 3herefore it will be better that # ma$e arrangement with the chief priests and with the scribes and "harisees. who care not for our 2aw. *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. Now how shall we fare under the sovereignty of such a man. Jesus came to Nazareth. have a $ing and a governor that are alien to our 2aw. that we might not $now to what end he said this. and so he himself would be a powerful man. he said within himself! *#f this man were a prophet.. 3hen the citizens recognized Jesus. when the governor and 1erod should agree thereto. truly. more than any other. wherein was $ept all that was given him for love of God. at which Jesus said! . everyone desired to see him. which holds a middle place in man. for he carried Jesus* purse. climbed to the top of a sycamore.(ssuredly the #shmaelites shall come into repute with the :omans. Jesus said! . 3e now. the traitor. made show of having suffered grief at Jesus* absence. 3herefore. (nd if he were a wise man he would not flee from the honour that God wills to give him. Jesus then. and they shall give them our country in possession% and so shall #srael again be sub&ected to slavery as it was aforetime. he would $now that # steal his money% and so he would lose patience and cast me out of his service. (nd they too$ counsel with the high priest. even as we care not for theirs. and cruel enemies of their own selves. for he cannot away with our traditions. they would follow the 2aw of God. and would be saved from eternal death.2et every one beware of him who without occasion labours to give you to$ens of love. when he saw that Jesus was fled. for the angel of God has said to me that # must go there.* #hapter 1-* Judas. and there waited for Jesus to pass that place when he went to the synagogue.
for today # will abide in your house. =acchaeus. no one observed such doctrine.3hy does the physician 6enter7 into a house'ell me.# do not hold the religion of the true "harisees in reprobation but in approbation and for that # am ready to die.! . let us see if you are 6true7 "harisees. o then we are all reprobate. as you are. but in very deed. if you were true "harisees you would be glad that # should have gone in to sinners for their salvation. said in derision *"harisee<* that is. lifted up his eyes and said! . 9li&ah. even as he that is clean has no need of the bath. and you hold our religion in reprobation<.all the saints and prophets of God have been "harisees not in name. a friend of God. do you $now your origin and how the world began to receive "harisees. #hapter 1-(s God lives. But come. in the time of 9li&ah.. 'he "harisees answered in indignation! . 3hereupon the Canaanites. 9noch.or *"harisee* strictly means *see$s God* in the language of Canaan. so hear$en to my words. But now. ma$ing a splendid feast. beholding those of our people that were separated from the world to serve God. . through their traditions. 'hey answered! . there were twelve mountains inhabited by seventeen thousand "harisees% and so it was that 6even7 in so great a number there was not found a single reprobate.'o heal the sic$. and # will tell you why # am come in here. . 'ell me. who wal$ed with God in truth. 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. when they saw such an one. .Come down. friend and prophet of God. Jesus answered! . selling 6their goods7 and giving to the poor for love of God. .?ou say the truth. having $nowledge of this. saying to Jesus* disciples! . but all were elect of God.. may it please God that out of every thousand there be one elect<.# will tell you. (nd so men.or in all their acts they sought God their creator. because they $new that.. But truly # say to you. began to see$ God their creator. .for 6those who are7 whole have no need of medicine. when #srael has more than a hundred thousand "harisees.. said Jesus.3hy 6has7 your master gone in to eat with publicans and sinners-. which is the worship of human hands. seeing that you do not $now it.#f you were 6true7 "harisees you would forsa$e all other business to attend to this% for the "harisee see$s God alone. said Jesus.. 'hey 6claimed they had7 to depart under prete0t of business to be done. the friend of God. #hapter 1-0 (s God lives.. you have no statues of idols and adore the wind% loo$ to your fate and come and serve our gods. ma$ing no account of the world. God sends his prophets and servants into the world in order that sinners may repent% and he sends 6them7 not for the sa$e of the righteous. because they had no need of repentance. o they tarried in confusion to listen to Jesus. through desire of paradise. since the Canaanites were given up to idolatry. Jesus answered! . in whose presence my soul stands. wrote a little boo$ in which he included all human wisdom with the 2aw of God our 2ord. and for love of God they forsoo$ cities and their own goods. who said again.come to that place. for there did this name begin 6as a7 way of deriding good men. *1e see$s God*% as much as to say! *+ madman.* 'ruly # say to you. only the sic$. 'he "harisees were confounded when they heard the name of the boo$ of 9li&ah. 'hen Jesus said! . 'he "harisees murmured. at the prayer of his disciple 9lisha.. 'he man came down and received him with gladness..
with the 2aw that God has given you through )oses. as does a friend who spea$s with a friend. 4for so begins the little Boo$5. 2et one garment. . of the s$in of beasts. let him not loo$ save at his own feet. let them stand in such fear as if they were at the Judgment to come. because God is not found outside of us.. because God has mercy upon sinners.. 'hey that see$ fair words do not see$ God. let them shut fast the doors and windows of their house. 'hey that see$ God.9li&ah. in this world in which he is hated. 3hen he wal$s. because nothing can be learned from him who $nows less than ourselves. 3hen he spea$s. 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. servant of God. suffice. because he who fears God is content to $now only that which God wills. 'hey that wish to do good wor$s. writes this! 3hoever desires to learn much. (gain # say to you that if you were 6true7 "harisees you would have had &oy that # 6have7 entered in here..to all them that desire to wal$ with God their creator. 2et the lump of earth sleep on the na$ed earth 6and7 for every night let two hours of sleep suffice. for in this way you shall find God 6so7 that in every time and place you shall feel that you are in God and God 6is7 in you. 'herefore guard your senses and guard your heart. Now do this in the service of God. 1ow shall the sinner amend his life when he hears one worse than he teaching him'hey that see$ God. they 4sic5 fear God little. let him 4sic5 flee the conversation of men% because )oses being alone upon )ount inai found him and spo$e with God. 'hey that wish to teach others. who does nothing but reprove our sins. let him not spea$ save that which is necessary. 'hey that desire to see$ God. 2et him hate no one save himself% condemn no one save himself. let them live better than others. #n prayer. let them attend to their own selves. 3hen they eat. 'his is the little boo$ of 9li&ah. for the master does not suffer himself to be found outside his house 6in a place7 where he is not loved. shall come forth 6to where7 there are men of the world only once in 6every7 thirty days for in respect of the business of him that see$s God wor$s for two years can be done in one day. for 6there is no profit7 in gaining the whole world and losing one*s own soul. #hapter 1-1 . + "harisees.
Come therefore and re&oice with him.* 'he elder son was more angry.* 'he father answered! * on. for # do not fear them but 6rather7 fear God. 'he father answered! * on.ather. such that the wretched man went to serve a citizen.. 'he son bowed himself down.do not say so. . 'hen Jesus said to them that were converted to repentance. and # perish here with hunger< # will arise. therefore. and # will not suffer you to be in the condition of my slave. for they cannot do anything contrary to the will of God.or 6this7 son 6of mine7 was dead but has now come to life again% he was lost and now is found. the "harisees departed in indignation. and will say to him! *. (nd when they had eaten he departed for he 6was going7 to Judea. # have sinned in heaven against you. where he wasted all his substance with harlots. (nd while feeding them he assuaged his hunger in company with the swine. . o he went forth to meet him. . give me my portion of goods*% and his father gave it 6to7 him. for we $now that the "harisees have ta$en counsel with the high priest against you. departed and went into a far country. and the younger said! *. harlots. fourfold all that # have received by usury. your brother 6has7 come. said Jesus.'his day has salvation come to this house. for you are my son. do to me as to one of your servants. many publicans. and they that account themselves righteous shall go into eternal flames. 'hen Jesus said! . and to his disciples! . saying! *. living lu0uriously. and it came to pass that his father saw him coming from afar off. he marvelled and called one of the servants. was lost and now is found% 6that is why7 we must re&oice. you are always with me and everything is yours% but this one was dead and is alive again. truly.. wasting all his portion with harlots.# $new it before they did it.* 'he poor man went.. and was moved to compassion over him.ather. 'he servant answered him! *?our brother 6has7 come 6home7 and your father has $illed the fatted calf. (s God lives. 'he disciples said! . 'herefore his father came out to him and said to him! * on. having received his portion. for # am not worthy to be called your son. and you never gave me a lamb to eat with my friends. (fter this there arose a mighty famine in that country. behold # will give. Jesus answered! . do not go to Judea. But when he came to himself he said! *+h. (nd he departed from his father without receiving even a piece of money. and said! *?ou can go and triumph 6but7 # will not eat at the table of fornicators. and sinners shall go into the $ingdom of God. 1earing this.* (nd he called his servants and said! *Bring new robes here and clothe my son. But as for this worthless fellow that departed from you.even so is there re&oicing among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. now that he is come you have $illed the fatted calf<. 2et them do all that they desire. and $ill the fatted calf and we will ma$e merry. # have sinned in heaven against you% do with me as you do to one of your servants. and having come up to him he embraced him and $issed him. for love of God. the elder son came home. as$ing him why they were ma$ing merry in this way.)aster. and hearing that they were ma$ing merry within.* 'he elder son was greatly angered when he heard this. who set him to feed swine in his property. and would not go into the house.. (nd he..* #hapter 1-7 3hile they were ma$ing merry in the house.A 'here was a father who had two sons. but # do not fear. ir. how many in my father*s house 6are7 feasting in abundance. 'ruly.ather.* 'he 6elder7 son answered with indignation! *# have always served you with good service..'hen =acchaeus said! . eating acorns. and give him new 6garments7% give him the ring on his finger. and will go to my father. and they are feasting.
'he more aged 6one7 said . and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. and # have in my house the psalms of David. therefore.#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today. (fter the departure of 9li&ah. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed. said! *3here do you dwell.* '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.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder. you said the truth. therefore you did not sin. and so they found each other. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. . brother-* 1e answered. he said! *Brother. that there is nothing worse here upon earth than 6when7 a man covers himself with 6the7 profession and garb of religion 6in order7 to cover his wic$edness. 'he elder said! *+ brother. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water. as though # were better than you. therefore.but # meant to say.* . and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water. it is now two months since # have drun$ water.* *#t is true. 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. and so both set themselves to search for water. if they had not sinned.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother. because. the elder. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one . for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael. brother-* 'he younger answered! *.* said the elder. in order that you may $now the present ones. and # say to you truly. and # had been for two months without drin$ing. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time. Come. for every year he had had dealings with men. although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. you do not $now how to read. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there. 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. o. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. because of the great persecution by idolaters.* 'he elder said! *+ brother. .* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he. # felt an e0altation within me. 2et us go. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. then.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here.ifteen years. are they 6really7 "harisees.or # confess to you that # sinned against you.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother. 6but7 # $now how to read. 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother.* replied the younger. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other.
?et # answer you that God our creator loo$s not on time.. was chosen $ing of #srael. if you are the most perfect 6of men7-. *3hereupon.. seeing 6that7 fifteen years have past-* 'he younger replied! *(s for the words.. the elder 6"harisee7 said! *+ brother. the elder said! . where have you learned this doctrine.five years whereof # have been a "harisee-. say not so. say not so. he will not as$ us what we have learned.+ brother. #hapter 101 . * aid the elder! . and mine also. 6(fter this7 there were fifteen more years before they found one another. which our God wills to be prized. 'o what purpose is it. or there is too much or too little rain upon the ground. said! *#t is true% and our God has pardoned you. you say this in humility. and not to observe it. let it be observe it. to give account of myself.# ought to consider the obedience of the sun and the planets.* #hapter 100 *'he elder answered! . but loo$s on the heart! wherefore David. 'he younger answered! . (nd ever do # feel within myself one that e0cuses my faults.Brother. and the younger departed. (nd all that a man learns. *'he younger replied! . for # am now ninety years old. what faults have you. on the Day of Judgment. hearing this. or because their heat is too great.Now. with whom have you spo$en. # spea$ with myself. tell me. for you are a holy one of God. and read that which our father David says! # will set a watch over my mouth that my tongue decline not to words of ini8uity. for you despise $nowledge.'he first word that my master said to me when # too$ the habit of a "harisee was this! that # ought to consider the goodness of others and my own ini8uity for if # should do so # should perceive myself to be the greatest of sinners.+ brother. either because they give not light as # desire.'he younger said! *+ brother.* 'hen the elder said! *1ow can this be. (nd here the aged man made a discourse upon the tongue. being fifteen years% old.* 'he more aged 6of the two7... to learn too much. younger than si0 other his brethren. for that # stand between two great faults! the one is that # do not $now myself to be the greatest of sinners. * aid the elder! . why have you not returned to any dwelling-* 'he younger answered! *Because # have not yet learned well what you said to me. e0cusing with e0cuse my sin. and became a prophet of God our 2ord.* (nd having said this he too$ the "salms. but what we have done..+ur God does not see$ that our intellect should be good. *'he elder answered! . the other that # do not desire to do penance for it more than other men.'he younger answered! . that he who see$s God ought to condemn himself alone. for seventy. because the younger changed his dwelling. then. *'he younger answered! . 'he younger replied! . o. perceiving the truth and righteousness of his companion. whose goodness or whose faults consider you on these mountains. who are perfect . that you $now you have not learned all that # said-. and not 6merely7 to $now it. then. # say. that they who $now the commandments of God written in the 2aw ought to observe those 6first7 if they would afterwards learn more.+ brother. when he had found him again. But them # condemn. # learned them in a single hour and have never forgotten them% but # have not yet observed them. 9very day # place myself before the &udgment of God. aid the elder! .+ brother.+ brother.+ brother. 'he younger answered! . (ccordingly. how shall # spea$ now so as not to fall into sin! for your word is true. but rather that we might observe it. how shouldst you $now yourself to be the greatest of sinners. seeing there are no men here-. for they serve their Creator better than #.Now. urely he did not write it that we might 6only7 $now it. you have forgotten what our father 9li&ah said.+ brother. but rather our heart.
e0tinguishes the light . therefore. Jesus answered! . and you say we are blind. # will not for them forsa$e that God who has created everything with a single word% whose name alone affrights . # cannot show you him. Jesus answered! .or the simple fol$.* said Jesus to his disciples% and may it please God that we be able on the day of &udgment to have him for our friend. and we will become Jews.or even as oil rests at the top of every li8uor. so the goodness of the true "harisee rests at the top of all human goodness.* Jesus then embar$ed on a ship. this man is a false "harisee. which has corrupted not only the "harisees of this day. who does as he does observes the 2aw of God. and # will worship them. 'hen Jesus said! . Jesus answered! . you would not perish. and thought of self. 3herefore. saying! . 'he soldiers answered! . # would see$ to convert you.. who are omnipotent. but since you are blind.#f they are omnipotent as you say.(ssuredly. 'he soldiers re&oiced at hearing this. do that which they see the "harisees do. have you then forgotten what God wrought in Nain.Beware of the leaven of the "harisees of our day. 'hen Jesus said! .'he leaven of the "harisee is want of faith in God.- #hapter 10* Jesus having come to Jerusalem. seeing it is not $nown where he is. 1e is a light that lightens the pilgrims* way.'he carnal eyes can only see things gross and e0ternal! you therefore will only be able to see your gods of wood and silver and gold that cannot do anything. if we have not even any bread-* A 'hen Jesus said! *+ men of little faith. where there was no sign of corn. 'hey answered! . Jesus answered! .Now how has your God created us. corrupts the boo$.#f you had eyes to see him # would show him to you. for a little leaven mars a mass of meal. 1e is a living boo$. and perhaps he is but vanity. for every one that considers his poverty with his penitence perceives that in this world we ought not to shut up our heart. seeing they ma$e not a single fly afresh. wherefore we can see our God in every place. o would you convert us to your faith.. as our God has created you.#f # had created you. the honour which this people pays you must have ta$en away your understanding. and the disciples were sorry that they had forgotten to bring bread.. it is not $nown where he is. #f.1e is the oil of human nature.*'his man was a true "harisee. not $nowing how to read.eight thousand gods that are seen5 and should follow your God who is one only and for that he cannot be seen.)aster. wherefore Jesus said! ..Beware how you spea$. which God gives to the world% for everything that he says and does is according to the 2aw of God. and began to e0tol their idols.. 'he soldiers answered! . urely. 'he soldiers were dismayed at hearing this. but has corrupted #srael. is it lawful to wage war-. Jesus rebu$ed them. 'he true "harisee is salt that suffers not human flesh to be putrefied by sin% for every one who sees him is brought to repentance.. aid the soldiers! . /now you what is the true "harisee. because they hold them for holy ones. who will ta$e vengeance for our gods. 'hen said the disciples one to another! *Now what leaven have we.how us your God... pardon me. But we of Judah have spiritual eyesight which are the fear and the faith of our God. for if you pour contempt on our gods we will give you into the hand of 1erod.. and $new not what to say. . But he that ma$es the oil rancid. and having entered one sabbath day into the 'emple. beware that you do not as does the "harisee today.(nd how many ate and were satisfied with five loaves and two fishes..or every one of us has two eyes in his head.+ur faith tells us that our life is a continual warfare upon the earth. . . and they said! . and wish that we should forsa$e the multitude of gods 4for :ome alone has twenty.. putrefies the salt.6#n this matter7 we need not words but deeds% cause therefore that your gods create one fly. for # will worship them. the soldiers drew near to tempt him and ta$e him.
who has honour. your sin is greater still. # say to you truly that many rob who $now not what they do. mighty and merciful. and that without any one touching them. therefore. (nd # tell you that. (nd in li$e manner. for God has so commanded. the robber shall be hanged% when his life is ta$en. therefore. 'hen Jesus said! . in whose presence my soul stands. which ought to serve God.'omorrow # will do thus. the murderer shall be beheaded. if you said this to tempt me. and gives it to atan..#f God will. committed a grievous sin in saying that # alone $now the truth. But this sin is of such a $ind that it shall never be remitted..* 'hen Jesus. and life. when you ta$e time. (ll things created belong to the Creator. and so in the power of atan has he done this. if he spend them contrary to that which God wills.Now let us see this% for we are fain to ta$e you.(ssuredly now. to you that. flesh.* Jesus answered! *# say not that # alone in #srael $now the truth. since you alone in #srael $now the truth.* Jesus answered! *3hoso $nows not the goods. teach you us.. e0cept that which is wrongly ta$en be restored.. # alone will spea$% wherefore hear$en to me. # say. perhaps. No. 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. and they cannot show themselves but they are immediately hanged by the soldiery. be he of what fashion he will.* #hapter 10*'he man.1as God. 3hoever commits sin. and spend the worse part in God*s service! then are you robbers indeed. therefore. who alone $nows the truth. and honour.or he is the truth. (nd they were so affrighted and fled in such wise that they were never more seen in Judea. . time. so that if a man receive them not as God wills he becomes a robber. all are God*s possessions. and goods . forgives. (nd this is &ust. is a robber% for he steals time and the soul and his own life. . forsooth. 'he soldiers answered! .. when his possessions are stolen. goods.alone. how has robbery filled all the world with sin. (nd in saying that # alone $new God # should be falling into greater ignorance than all. and therefore their sin is greater than that of the others. and fast with prayer and almsgiving. and they were fain to stretch forth their hands against Jesus. the enemy of God. sense. seeing that all held their peace. # should say so # should be a greater robber. our God. why is not the robber crucified.. But when a neighbour*s honour is ta$en away. But this single precept has been so violated and abused that it has filled the world with sin. they 4sic5 cannot $now the robbers%. by the grace of God. # will say such a thing. for this word . he is li$ewise a robber.(re goods. for the disease that is not $nown is not healed. #hapter 10+ 'he priests and "harisees murmured among themselves and said! . since you have as$ed me.armies. # will go to such a place. as God lives. in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything. and not saying! . 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. Jesus opened his mouth and said! . 'hen said a scribe! *+ master.+ur God commanded that we should not steal our neighbour*s goods. there are but few robbers. ?ou. said again! *'hough # be not alone in #srael $nowing the truth. if a man bewail it and commit it no more.(donai abaoth<. saying! .1e has the wisdom of Baal and (shtaroth.* 'hen the "harisees drew near to Jesus and said! *+ master. 'hus soul. and such 6 sin7 as shall never be remitted as other sins are remitted! seeing that for every other sin. appertains to God alone and not to others. 3herefore. better than honour. for # should be stealing the honour of God.
neither # nor you would have $nown the mercy of God and his righteousness. (nd near him he had his disciples with a great multitude of people. but he that ta$es away honour shall go free. but free to do that which he pleases in regard to his own life and salvation or damnation. God. (nd much more do you err in as$ing why God has not done according to your brain. wrought according to his good pleasure. if man had not sinned. but rather the honour of God his creator. he should not contradict sin in man. or not have suffered men to see it.or although God is omnipotent.* Jesus answered! *)an. as does a /ing. having created him by his omnipotence. but you err. waiting to pray the midday prayer. in whose presence my soul stands. and was sitting in olomon*s porch. in such wise that he could resist evil and do good.commanded that he who ta$es goods shall be punished and he that ta$es life with goods shall be punished. 'hen Jesus said! *9very man. #hapter 100 'hen the high. (nd for this sin the serpents slew about seventy thousand of our people.* they would answer! *3hy did he forbid it-* and if he said! *God willed it not. who was gone out of the 'emple.* 'he old men . (nd truly # say to you. you call me good. in whose presence my soul stands. . in order that man might remain sub&ect to him. (nd in to$en that # spea$ the truth. and this is the fruit of his priesthood. he would not contradict his own bounty 4for God has no contradiction5 in order that. wherefore God did not grant corn and fruit to our fathers.* they would say! *'hen man has more power than God.or although God had power to hinder sin. 'hen there drew near to Jesus a doctor. then. gives freedom to his slaves. and departed in confusion. he left him free by his bounty.priest has sent you to tempt me. wor$s everything for his own use. wherefore did man eat corn and fruit. he that steals honour is worthy of greater punishment than he that robs a man of goods and of life. in order that the creature may depend on the Creator and not the Creator on the creature.priest called two old priests secretly and sent them to Jesus. forbade him the food. which has a precipice on the right hand and on the left! but # will wal$ in the middle. (s God lives. man would not have $nown himself to be God*s servant% and so he would have accounted himself lord of paradise. his omnipotence and bounty having wrought in man.urely not% for by reason of their murmuring our fathers entered not into the land of promise. ?et # will answer you all. who is blessed for evermore. or no-* (nd this they said tempting him% for if he said! *God willed it.* Jesus answered! *?our 8uestion is li$e a road over a mountain. But God. 'he "harisees were consumed 6with rage7 at hearing this. perceiving that he $new their heart. then. 3herefore the Creator. (nd he that hear$ens to the murmurer is li$ewise guilty. tell me. created man free in order that he might love his Creator much the more and might $now his bounty. 3herefore in creating man he created him free in order that he might $now that God had no need of him% >erbi gratia. # tell you. wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to see$ his own way and convenience. who to display his riches.* 'he doctor was astounded when he heard this. surely he should have allowed them corn. and draws light even out of dar$ness itself% but the blind does not so. . in order that in man might wor$ the mercy of God and his righteousness./nowing that they must needs fall. (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. for the one receives atan on his tongue and the other in his ears. for God alone is good.. (s God lives. that God our creator in his wor$ing conforms not himself to us. because they were not able to condemn his speech. who has no need of anything. if God had granted everything to man. for that he has need. not having need of man.Did God will that he should eat it.* 3hen they heard this the priests were confounded. and said to him! *Good master. 'he priests drew near to Jesus and said! *)aster. that whoever has the light of his eyes clear sees everything clear. 3herefore # say that. but only their children. # say. since he wor$s contrary to the will of God. and in order that his slaves may love him more. # tell you that the high.
therefore. or some other prophet. for they will tell us the truth. his father or his mother.* 'hey sent. because a decree had gone forth from the :oman senate that no man might contend . and washed me.priest said again to the man born blind! *Give glory to God. 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%. and now he sees% how has this thing befallen-* 'he father and mother of the man born blind replied! *'ruly he was born blind. he has enlightened me.. put some of that clay upon my eyes and sent me to the pool of iloam to wash% whereupon # went. for he is Jesus the Nazarene%.* #hapter 101 3hen he had made the midday prayer.. 3as it our father (braham%. as he went out of the 'emple. but a man who saw him called me and said! .departed and recounted all to the high.priest! *Did he heal you perhaps today. # went and washed. 3herefore he was brought to the chief of the priests.Neither his father nor his mother sinned in him. seeing he $eeps not the abbath<* #hapter 107 'he blind man answered! *3hether he is a sinner # $now not% but this # $now.Go and wash you as that man has said.priest as$ed him the name of that man. nor any prophet have # seen in a dream and been healed by him. *( man made clay.* said the high.* 'hen said the high. spitting on the ground. who said! *'his fellow has the devil at his bac$.* +thers said! *#t is he. and when they were come the high.* 'he high. as he returned home. *Now give glory of God. but how has he received light-* (nd they accosted him saying! *(re you the blind man that was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%-* 1e answered! *# am he and wherefore-* 'hey said! *Now how did you receive your sight-* 1e answered!. for the father and mother of the blind man. but how he may have received the light. but as # sat at the gate of the 'emple a man made me come near to him and.* 4Now the father and mother of the blind man were afraid to spea$. that whereas # was blind. 1is disciples as$ed him saying! . who recounts everything to him% for he aspires to the $ingship over #srael% but God will see to that. 'he man born blind replied! *Neither (braham nor )oses. a prophet and an holy one of the God of #srael. who sinned in this man. the abbath%-* 'he blind man answered! *'oday he healed me. having made clay of earth with his spittle. 'he man born blind answered! *1e told me not his name.* 'he "harisees did not believe this% so they said to the high priest! * end for his father and mother. and this clay he placed upon my eyes and said to me! . and the high. that is. or )oses %the servant of God.Go and wash you in the pool of iloam%. for a testimony of the Gospel.* 'hen said the high. and now # see! blessed be the God of #srael<* 3hen the man born blind was come again to the beautiful gate of the 'emple.priest! *Behold now. we $now not% he is of age. (nd having called the blind man up to him he spat on the ground and made clay and placed it upon the eyes of the blind man and said to him! *Go to the pool of iloam and wash you<* 'he blind man went.* 'hereupon they were dismissed. how that this fellow is a sinner. who was conferring with the priests and the "harisees against Jesus. *and tell us what prophet has appeared to you in a dream and given you light. 'he high priest as$ed him.priest. and returned with the light of my eyes.)aster. priest! *1e says that he was born blind. and having washed received light% whereupon. that he was born blind-* Jesus answered! . but God created him so. found one blind from his mother*s womb. all Jerusalem was filled with the matter.* he replied.* aid the high.priest. saying! *)an. and spea$ the truth. wast you born blind-* *?es. as$ him and he will tell you the truth.priest 8uestioned them saying! *#s this man your son-* 'hey answered! *1e is truly our son. Jesus.or others could not do such a thing.
for. and all the things that are inferior to man. therefore.Because they long every one after an infinite good without any evil. you shall see that # have spo$en the truth. #hapter 109 'he disciples answered! . we $now not whence he is. #hapter 103 'he man born blind went to find Jesus. for you are blest of our God who spo$e through David. and so shall you $now the truth in every prophet.*5 'he high. saying! *2ord. 'herefore the merciful God has sent his prophets to this world for its salvation. Now this world. and this is God alone. as$ him. the creator of the world. or love to hate.. (nd this world our God hates so sore that if the prophets had loved this world what thin$ you. for we understand them not. there has never yet been enlightened one who was born blind% and God would not hear$en to sinners. which has transformed itself into a law contrary to God. # $now not% but this # $now. *'he third world is men*s fallen condition of sinning.* aid the "harisees! *Now what did he when he enlightened you-* 'hen the man born blind marvelled at their unbelief. urely. again.priest then reviled him saying! *?ou were altogether born in sin.for Jesus. Jesus answered! .'hin$ you perhaps that God has created . 'his ma$es man become li$e to the demons. God*s enemies. (nd what shall # say (s God lives. assuredly God would have ta$en from them their prophecy. light to dar$ness.* 'he man born blind answered! *3hether he be a sinner. prophet of God! . and said! *# have told you.Begone.# curse your blessing.God has given them a precept which they transgress not. the prophet of the Jews. with water. if he should conceive love towards this evil world. and become you disciple of such a man< for we are disciples of )oses%. loves God% because by nature they long after God. cold to heat.house of such an one.'hey curse and # bless. for as yet we understand not. saying! .% and by )icah the prophet he said! .3ould you also become his disciples-* 'he high. but as for this man.or earth is not so contrary to air.. the meaning. and we $now that God has spo$en to )oses. air and fire.* 'he disciples accordingly as$ed him.priest. then.. said to the man born blind! *Give glory to God and spea$ the truth. from the beginning of the world to this hour. whom you say to have healed you. as says David%.+ master. . that # saw not and he has enlightened me. our father and his prophet.. forasmuch as according to nature every one longs after God. forbidding him to ma$e prayer with the clean among #srael. assuredly God would ta$e away from him all that he gave him when he created him. e0ceeding great are your words. that he is a sinner. and would you teach us. and wherefore as$ you me again. that there be three $inds of worlds comprehended in a single name%! the one stands for the heavens and the earth. Now this world in all things follows the will of God. water to fire. against the friends of the world..3hen you shall $now the world. then. great are your words% tell us. stands not for the walls. /now you. and would ma$e him reprobate! so greatly is God contrary to this world. under pain of death! this decree had the governor obtained wherefore they said! *1e is of age.. as is the will that God has contrary to the will of the world. Jesus said! . who comforted him saying! *(t no time have you been so blessed as you are now. in whose presence my soul stands. (nd $now you wherefore all long after God. therefore have mercy upon us. but for the family. even though they err in see$ing God.* (nd they cast him out of the synagogue %and 'emple%. when the )essenger of God shall come to the world. for we $now this man. 'he second stands for all men. even as the .
fore # tell you that # have seen the people of #srael as sheep without a shepherd..1ow. were fled to the mountain tops where men dwelt not. Now Jehoshaphat.(ssuredly not% for )oses slew the men to destroy idolatry and to preserve the worship of the true God. )icaiah answered! . 3herefore to )oses the slaying of men was converted into sacrifice.. as you have seen the issue of this war. because as many as were found had been slain by decree of (hab%. and still more prosperously come down<. and had never bowed his $nees before the idols. so that the prophets. as$ed )icaiah. for he always predicts evil concerning me% and him # hold in prison.. how they have contaminated the Boo$ of )oses% and that of David%. 'ell me. and let us see what he says. pea$.Now how $now you this. there stood before them four hundred false prophets.. (hab as$ed him. prophets and friends of God. 'ruly. for God will give them into your hands.'he $ing of #srael &oined himself with the $ing of Judah to fight against the sons of Belial 4that is. (hab answered! . 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . $ing of #srael. 'hen said they both! . he would not have been re&ected of God. truly. and bro$e off the fetters from his feet. . but you did not believe it. but rather as his good slave.or the love of the God of our fathers.+ Barnabas. in whose presence my soul stands. Jehoshaphat. reprobates5 who were the (mmonites. . spea$ the truth.+ Jehoshaphat.. who should not will that which his 2ord wills not. + )icaiah-. that we may see the truth clearly.. # say to you.. to wit.. persecuted me because the people of #srael has called me God. with the "harisees. but because he sought to turn them away from God. since they will not have me say the truth. and God would reward them% but because they persecute me for a contrary reason. recite briefly all that befell.priests and priests. by their traditions.Go up. even as you have said. if atan had spo$en to the angels in order to see how they loved God. end for him here. said to Jehoshaphat%! . who feared our God. 'hen the false prophets praised )icaiah as a true prophet of God.# told you that this fellow predicts only evil. #hapter 110 'hen said he who writes! . concerning the lie which God ordained to be spo$en by the mouth of false prophets. (ccordingly. and (hab. 3herefore hear$en to my words.there is only one. as is written in the boo$ of the $ings of #srael-..'here is one only. being seated both on a throne in amaria. Jesus answered! . therefore is he reprobate. who said to the $ing of #srael! . 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . in the name of God. go up. 'hen (hab. + )aster.. )icaiah%.Daniel the prophet. while to (hab it was converted into sacrilege! insomuch that one and the same wor$ produced these two contrary effects. they would be doing a thing pleasing to God. who should be fain to ma$e himself e8ual with God.Go up against the (mmonites. seeing that only is sin which God wills not! insomuch that all that God wills is most alien from sin. 'hen answered he who writes ! . and you shall scatter (mmon. # fear your face where. . smiling. who came with fetters on his feet.his )essenger to be a rival. is this in each case murder. and he is evil. hall we go up against the (mmonites. sin cannot arise in man save as a contradiction of God. ?ou are not able to understand this because you $now not what a thing is sin. saying! . (nd this he said. but (hab slew the men to destroy the worship of the true God and to preserve idolatry. is to be understood that which was said in )icaiah the prophet. and his face bewildered li$e a man that lives between life and death. (hab therefore commanded that )icaiah be sent for hither. )oses slew men and (hab slew men. saying! . )icaiah %answered! .(ssuredly not.#s there here any prophet of the God of our fathers-.3ill God give their cities into our hands-. for prosperously shall you go up.(s God lives. describing the history of the $ings of #srael and their tyrants. writes thus! . $ing of Judah. if our high. and therefore hate me and desire my death therefore God has them in abomination. then.
3herefore # say that here (mos the prophet of God spea$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. (nd hearing this. God said! . 'hey went up. a deceiver and a liar and a hater of &udgment 4which shall fall upon them5. seeing it is not possible to give life again to the dead. . he had given occasion for despair to the afflicted. in order that we may love and long for life eternal.God forbid% God forbid that )oses should have sinned in obeying God who commanded him<. had the prophet (mos said! . or are good because they restrain us from doing evil.(nd # say. you shall believe that only to be sin which God wills not. for now # $now not what death # would inflict on him. as he himself as man is sub&ect to the law. # will fight against (hab. and would not be infinitely blessed. 3hereupon Jesus said! . many. who have invented for themselves the . that even as the child errs which causes its shoes to be made by the measure of a giant.2ord. that is. #hapter 111 . 2ord. when came to us the angel that brought the lie-. and the fetters which he had upon his feet place on his nec$.'ell us. man.'here is no good in the city but what God has wrought it. (nd. who considers not his words 6as one7 spea$ing in the presence of the high. 'hen came an angel and said! . (mos therefore did as does the :oman interpreter.. even as # have told you. my enemy. but the murder.Now go and do so. saying! . "hilip answered! *But how is that saying of the prophet (mos to be understood. would have feared atan and done him service. *)icaiah answered! . that . having deceived your $ing.. top there.. then.priest. (nd lying can be remedied by saying the contrary of that which has been said% whereas murder has no remedy. eize )icaiah.or the $ing of the (mmonites %said to his servants! . .. 'he disciples answered! .there is not evil in the city that God has not done-. how great is the danger of resting in the letter. God forbid that that angel should have sinned who deceived (hab*s false prophets with the lie% for even as God receives the slaughter of men as sacrifice. believing atan to have such sovereignty over man. 'ruly.* 'hen Jesus said! . and their chief smote )icaiah*s chee$..+ reprobate of God. nor against the princes of #srael. while it appertains to him that commits it. and # heard God say thus! . you will find the truth. so received he the lie for praise.)icaiah answered! . so as not to suffer tribulation. even so errs he who would sub&ect God to the law. Barnabas% for it is enough for our purpose. and $eep him on barley bread and water until my return.. because the lie is a sin that appertains to him that spea$s. is such that it destroys also the dearest thing that God has here upon earth. but slay the $ing of #srael.. 'hen Jesus said! . as do the "harisees.. (ccordingly.1ave you heard all-. and will go to his false prophets and will put the lie into their mouth. ee that you fight not against the $ing of Judah. because God is not composite nor changeable. Jesus answered! *Now here see. 'ell me. but murder is a greater. truly. either for that they purge the evil that we have done. 'hen (hab was wroth. and according to the word of )icaiah the matter befell. and so shall he go up and be slain.. 3hen. 3herefore. for you shall prevail. when did the angel of truth depart from us and come to you.?ou shall $now when you shall flee from house to house for fear of being slain. and conse8uently pain.3ho will deceive (hab that he may go up against (mmon and be slain-.. "hilip. # say to you..)ethought there assembled a council of the angels in the presence of God. . 'hen were the false prophets enraged.predestination of God in the elect.or all tribulations are good. in such wise that they come to say in fact that God is unrighteous. 'he disciples answered! .?es. then. did )oses the servant of God sin in slaying all whom he slew-. (hab.. what is worse. said Jesus. therefore. but consider the will and the business of the Jew that $nows not to spea$ the 1ebrew tongue. so also is he unable to will and not will a single thing% for so would he have contradiction in himself. and said! . or are good because they ma$e man to $now the condition of this life.2ying is indeed a sin. as they beheld themselves in tribulation and sinners living in prosperity. 3hereupon one said one thing and another said another.
.tree overshadows us. blessed shall they be that shall listen to his words.* #hapter 11+ Jesus went into the wilderness beyond Jordan with his disciples. Cursed be the tongue that said this. 2et us come now to predestination. and he who is reprobate cannot by any means become elect% and that. that (mos. Jesus raised them up.* 'he disciples answered. he spo$e thus! )y commandment is not in the heaven that you should e0cuse yourself. which sinners alone call evil. of which you desire to $now. at hearing whereof the earth trembles. with the hand that wrote it. Jesus answered with &oy of heart! *1e is )uhammad%. who shall come into the world-. spo$e of tribulations. 3hat can predestination mean but an absolute will to give an end to a thing 6of which7 one has the means in hand. 'hat man is free the Boo$ of )oses shows.or he is a white cloud full of the mercy of God. when he said that . when he comes into the world. if God will. even as this tree protects us from the burning heat of the sun. )essenger of God. tomorrow. ta$ing away the free will that God has given to man of his pure bounty. through the abundant mercy which he shall bring. even as the rain ma$es the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it has not rained.#hapter 11* #f (mos had said! . 1e it is whom the nations loo$ for. . saying! Now. only to one man shall it be clearly $nown.'here is no good in the city but what God has done it. in so much that every one fell as dead. who shall go to bring us the commandment of God. because God shall overshadow them with his mercy even as this palm. destine to build a house. for they are faithful servants of atan. 1ow. and whereof # will spea$ to you near Jordan on the other side. none 6could do so7. then. and when he comes into the world. urely it is not predestination but abomination we shall be establishing. + brethren. then. shall he who not only lac$s stone and money to spend.urely. to whom the secrets of God are so clear that. even so has he predestined sin as the road by which the reprobate shall wal$ into damnation. truly. that # say to you.God has done evil in the city tal$ing with the world. where. then.for without the means one cannot destine an end. but has not even so much land as to place one foot upon. even as God has predestined well. 2et this. when our God gave the 2aw upon )ount inai. # tell you. 'he "harisees say that everything has been so predestined that he who is elect cannot become reprobate. he would have made a grievous error. for the world holdsnothing good save the ini8uities and sins that are done in the way of vanity. the 2aw of God. which mercy God shall sprin$le upon the faithful li$e rain.. .and who perhaps shall give . who shall that man be of whom you spea$. 'hen Jesus said! * o secret is predestination. even so the mercy of God will protect from atan them that believe in that man. saying! *Now see if # have told you the truth. 3hereupon men would have wrought much more ini8uitously. as God lives. even so shall he be occasion of good wor$s among men. is predestination.* #hapter 11# will accordingly tell you now 6what7 little God has granted me to $now concerning this same predestination.tree. 3herefore one may $now of what manner are the "harisees of the present day.tree his disciples sat down. in whose presence my soul stands.+ )aster. and when the midday prayer was done he sat down near to a palm.. and under the shadow of the palm. suffice you. straightway there arose a great earth8ua$e.doing as the road by which the elect shall wal$ to salvation. No more. (nd when Jesus had said this. for this is the faith of atan. ?es. believing that there is not any sin or wic$edness which God has not done.
and entirely deprives him of repentance. 'hen Jesus. (ccordingly. consider what our God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! . sighing. and when he sins to repent% while such predestination ta$es away from the sinner the power not to sin. +ur God wills.'hese are the fruits of human traditions.(s # live.us strength to observe it. if /ing 1erod should command an old man to become young and a sic$ man that he should become whole.or he commands the sinner not to sin. may have power to repent and go to dwell in that place whence the spirit was cast out. (nd of the calling of the reprobate.(nd that the elect can be reprobated. he shall perish. and when they did not 6do7 iti should cause them to be $illed. which he preserves to him in order to do despite to atan. but contradict me. therefore. that when you will you may observe it.. and cannot tell a lie! for God being truth spea$s truth. and wills not to forsa$e the creature with his omnipotence. that he will have mercy on whom he wills to have mercy and will harden whom he wills to harden.Neither is it beyond the sea. he hardened "haraoh he did it because he had afflicted our people and essayed to bring it to nought by destroying all the male children in #srael! whereby )oses was near to losing his life.. (nd he says it in order that men may shun the opinion that there be other gods than he. . even though it shall sin as the spirit did. + brethren% for in saying that God has predestinated the reprobate such that he cannot become elect they blaspheme God as impious and un&ust. God says by the prophet #saiah! . . said! . if the righteous shall forsa$e his righteousness and shall do abominations. But my commandment is near to your heart. But the "harisees of this present time with their doctrine contradict God altogether. God is true. what 6do7 they say. 'ell me. Jesus answered! . to pursue with his mercy man*s free will. and how often he has called them to repentance. ?es.. and # will not remember any more any of his righteousness% for trusting therein it shall forsa$e him before me and it shall not save him. # will not the death of a sinner. (nd our "harisees.. when they say that the reprobate cannot become elect. and that which the "harisees of this present time say.(s # live. and as he would moc$ a deaf man who should spea$ into his ears. # say.'he disciples answered! .. . # will call them elect.. #hapter 111 (ndrew replied! . (nd how much God has called. seeing that it will then be manifest to them how much God has done for their conversion. scorned of the spirit. #f. (nd so on the day of &udgment none will be able to ma$e any e0cuse for their sins.. 6says7 your God.# have called. in order that this 6lump of 7 clay.But how is that to be understood which God said to )oses. 3ill God then predestinate that which he 6does7 not will. what says God by the prophet 1osea but this! # will call a people not elect. he would be most un&ust and impious.. #hapter 110 But hear what says God by Joel the prophet! . but # see$ that he should be converted to penitence.urther. 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. hear how he says by the same prophet! (ll the day have # spread out my hands to a people that believe me not. # say to you truly. would this be &ust. but may perceive that life and the mercy of God have been granted him by God of his bounty. says God.#f 1erod gave this command. that in li$e manner you should e0cuse yourself..Consider that which God says.God says this in order that man may not believe that he is saved by his own virtue. and you would not hear$en to me. then. but that God moc$s men even as he would moc$ a blind man who should show him something white. that predestination has for its foundation the 2aw of God and human free will.
. and fire in harmony. if your mind will not rest content in this. for never has man spo$en as you spea$. aid "eter! . becomes small.'ell me.'he eyes of man have not seen. and # will tell you of what manner is paradise.1ear$en. e0claimed. nor has the human heart conceived.(ssuredly they shall by no means be able to understand this.or # $now not even now how God by my touch heals the sic$. when he returned to himself. because. yet the whole earth rests on the top of the water. the manner of predestination is not manifest to men. Jesus replied! . being corruptible.'ruly God spea$s in you.. is that which you now spea$ written in that boo$-. father. that which God has prepared for them that love him.+ master. saying! 'ruly you are a hidden God< (nd of the )essenger of God.3herefore God says to human nature! 9ven as the heaven is e0alted above the earth. # have never yet seen any one refuse health. and weeping said! . # shall be ta$en up from the world. seeing 6it to be7 thus. David. yes nought. seeing he caused him to behold the glories of paradise! whereupon. for all is vain. wherefore cannot a 6single7 stone rest on the top of the water. how God has created him. 'herefore # say to you.. albeit the fact is true. so that none can unite earth. Jesus answered! . all men.3hy so-. prophet of God. to deny the fact. presses down the soul. *"aradise is the home where God stores his delights. because he cannot find out the mode. however great. which is my gospel%.(ll that # say for the $nowledge of God and the service of God. (nd when that boo$ shall have finished coming forth from my mouth. he closed his eyes with both his hands. while water e0tinguishes fire. who shall narrate. he says! 1is generation. . 'hese delights were seen by our. # will disclose to you a wherefore. for this is one of the greatest blessings of paradise seeing that everything.. and the wor$s of God being proportionate to God. +ught man then. cannot $now it how shall they understand that God created the universe out of nothing with a single word. for God showed them to him. air. then. and earth flees from air. and you be fain to say again! . water.1ow shall they understand the eternity of God. #t is this. so are my ways e0alted above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts. as # have told you. prophet of God. and there is no good<. his ears have not heard. #hapter 119 Jesus answered! . + my eyes. and how the holy and the faithful shall abide there without end..(ssuredly. 'ell me. how shall they be able to comprehend them#saiah. nevertheless they are united in man and are preserved harmoniously#f. you $now not this no. "eter answered! . though the manner of it be not understood.Believe me when God chose me to send me to the 1ouse of #srael.#s there written therein the glory of paradise-. man being finite and composite with the body. as men. for the $nowledge of man and for the salvation of man$ind all this comes forth from that boo$. as says the prophet olomon. which. which are so great that the ground which is trodden by the feet of the holy and blessed ones is so precious that one drachma of it is more precious than a thousand worlds.2oo$ not any more upon this world... if it have an end. #hapter 113 'hen said the disciples! .#hapter 117 (ccordingly.. +f these delights said #saiah %the prophet! . 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$. /now you wherefore they .(nd of the wor$ing of God he says! 3ho has been his counsellor. why is it that.
# $now your wor$s. in comparison of that which # will give you in my paradise. . for you err greatly if you thin$ he have them not. 3herefore. when 1erod% ma$es a present to one of his favourite barons.time. and serves him faithfully! . where all things are fruitful with fruits proportionate to him who has cultivated it. yes and his own life.. conceived such delights.Go and consider the sands of the sea.+r that immeasurable beauty would not have things immeasurably beautiful. .of paradise. Because you serve me as God your creator. for God too$ his soul to himself.+ne or two mites. all that # have given in this world to all the princes and $ings of the earth is less than a grain of sand that the sea would give you. 6said Jesus7! . if the sea should give you one single grain of sand. your love shall not e0ceed my bounty.#s there a mind that could comprehend such riches and delights. that you wor$ for me. #hapter 170 God says thus to the man who shall faithfully serve him! . but # will give you myself as a gift. John answered! . would it appear small to you.But if a poor man shall be presented to 1erod what will he give to him.. then. united with God. Jesus said! . forasmuch as God has created paradise for the home of his own delights. # tell you that he saw them not with human eyes. in whose presence my soul stands. how many they are. how beautiful is the world in summer. (s God lives. #hapter 17* God says thus to him that loves him.)an must needs have a $nowledge as great as God*s if he would $now what God wills to give to his servants.# have seen it twice% and assuredly the tenth part of that which he gives would be sufficient for a poor man. even as you are fain to be my servant for ever. in what sort he presents it-.Beware. into0icated with gladness by reason of the harvest that is come. for that he loves his labours supremely. $nowing yourself to be my wor$.* #hapter 171 3hat thin$ you. said Jesus to his disciples. and thus. Now let this be your boo$ wherein to study the $nowledge of paradise. seeing you desire to serve me eternally! even so will # do. for # will reward you as if you were God.. even so will # ma$e your wages forever. my e8ual.. this is sufficient for the $nowledge of paradise. . Now lift up even so your heart to paradise. so that.. seeing that the delights of paradise are infinite and man is finite.have not seen. (s #. live.because all that God has given to man in this present world for his body is as though 1erod should give a mite to a poor man%% but what God will give to the body and soul in paradise is as though 1erod should give all that he has. Behold. John answered! . (s God lives. ma$es the valleys and mountains resound with his singing. yes. to one of his servants. and as$ nought of me save grace and mercy to serve me faithfully% because you set no end to my service. man cannot contain them% even as a little earthen &ar cannot contain the sea.#t is because while they live here below they are not worthy to behold such things. your creator. heard.(ssuredly.. + my servant.or not only will # place in your hands the abundance of paradise. 1ave you seen. he saw them with light divine. when all things bear fruit< 'he very peasant. 3herefore.. (s # live eternally. albeit our father David %truly saw them. Now thin$ you that immeasurable goodness would not have things immeasurably good.
*3herefore their body and soul are deprived of entrance into paradise. Jesus answered! . that the soul alone should go into paradise. which has wearied itself so much in serving God-. and free from every misery% and the meats.Now how shall the body sin without the soul. and not the body. shall not generate any putrefaction. # say. our God promises his mercy to the sinner. then.. this flesh of ours shall be so purified that it shall not possess a single property of those which now it has% seeing that it shall be purged of every evil desire. #s it..'he soul and the body with sense of man serve God! the soul only sees and commands the service. even so will the 8uality and 8uantity of figs 6in paradise7 e0cel the sort of figs we eat here. then. and that there be no angels. feels not cold and heat. impassible. seeing it is spirit. (s God lives. our body which we now have go into paradise-.Beware. o then. and gives orders to the second. Consider the 8uantity of fruits that are in this world.. then.But believe me. # will not remember his ini8uities for ever.or if God has given to man in this world an ounce of welling.Now what blessedness shall the body have if it eat not nor drin$. in paradise he will give him ten hundred thousand loads. 'herefore. 'wo men serve one master in one and the same wor$. having caused the soul to sin. and immortal. which are without any defect. Now what should eat the meats of 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. and should cast out of his house him who wearied himself in the wor$. because the soul.#n that hour that the sinner shall lament his sin. . the 8uantity of food. as a mountain of gold and pearls is more precious than the shadow of an ant.# $now that my God lives% and in the last day # shall rise again in my flesh. "eter %answered! . how he says! . the body. eems it &ust to you. Jesus answered! . But furthermore. the 8uantity of flowers. the blessed shall eat in paradise%% but how shall the meat be voided without uncleanness-. in whose presence my soul stands. said Jesus. falls not sic$. saying! .(ssuredly it is impossible.(ssuredly it is fitting to give glory in proportion to the thing glorified. 6the soul7 wal$s not. as the sea has still sand over and above when one receives a grain thereof.the abundance of paradise. and they are deprived of all ministry of angels in this world. that the master should reward only him who sees and commands. and with my eyes # shall see God my aviour. in ta$ing away God*s mercy from the body. But you err. and is not slain. "eter answered! . because this body at the present time eats corruptible meats. 1ave you perhaps forgotten Job. and thus it is that putrefaction comes forth! but in paradise the body shall be incorruptible. and God shall reduce it to such a condition as was (dam*s before he sinned.#hapter 17+ *Consider. .urely not.. by myself. . prophet and friend of God. Jesus answered! . ought not to be placed in paradise. 1ow then shall the &ustice of God bear this. because the soul is immortal! it suffers not any of those corporal pains which the body suffers at the instance of the elements. and the second performs all that the first commands. and the 8uantity of things that minister to man. fasts not. 'he one alone sees the wor$.+ master. eating no bread. (nd in li$e manner every other thing in paradise. if the body go not thither.. # say. in thin$ing that such meat should be voided in uncleanness. #hapter 17(s God lives. # say to you that truly.urely not. "eter. "eter answered! . "eter% lest you become a adducee% for the adducees say that the flesh shall not rise again. &ust. hall.'he soul. you condemns the soul to hell. in whose presence my soul stands.
God says this in #saiah the prophet, pouring contempt on the reprobate! )y servants shall sit at my table in my house and shall feast &oyfully, with gladness and with the sound of harps and organs, and # will not suffer them to have need of anything. But you that are my enemies shall be cast away from me, where you shall die in misery, while every servant of mine despises you..
'o what does it serve to say, ;'hey shall feast;-* said Jesus to his disciples. * urely God spea$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$s to Jesus, and said to him, *2ord, let us go to the house of your servant, for your servant will give meat to you and to your disciples.* Jesus answered! *# will come thither when you will promise to call me ;Brother; and not ;2ord,;% and shall say you are my brother, and not my servant.* 'he man promised, and Jesus went to his house.
but that he on his part has not slumbered.(nd what said your father-. #f you shall say! .3ho has taught you to wal$ and to spea$-. he ascribes to himself. and so did # brea$ my head..3ho gives you to eat-. brethren. men become bad.. #hapter 13'ell me. weeping! .* 6Jesus replied! 7 .or in every time it is possible to serve God in truth.# fell down. 'he man of false humility will say that God has given him all that he has. the "harisees of the present time have the garments and the name of "harisees.urely.* 'hen Jesus said! *1e who in truth of heart recognizes God as the author of all good.3ho has made your garments-. But if you shall say! . and what he ought to ascribe to God. and #. that have ta$en away from us the true "harisees and left us the false<* #hapter 130 Jesus answered! *Brother.Now why did you not wal$ 8uite slowly. he ascribes to God. but in their heart and their wor$s they are Canaanites. and himself as the author of sin.)y father.ee that in future you leave not my side. in whose presence my soul stands. he will answer! . . you said that God loves true humility. But in order that # might learn to wal$ well. it is not time that has done this. ee you not that # am little. #f you as$ him whose is the house where he lives. shall be truly humble. But whoever shall spea$ with the tongue as the child spea$s. 'he disciples and the scribe answered! *#t is most true. he will answer! . # said to you that 6a man7 has need to become as a little child! for this is true humility. but rather the wic$ed world. this is a hard saying. assuredly he has false humility and true pride. (nd these "harisees of this present time. . servant of . tell me how they wal$. the man of false humility will say that he is a grievous sinner. . '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. 'ell us therefore what is humility. and shall contradict 6the same7 in act. and they said one to another! *Now how shall he become a little child who is thirty or forty years old. Now $now you not that Gehazi.. he will answer% . #f you shall say! . he will answer! . he will reply! .* Jesus answered! *(s God lives. how cruelly have you dealt with us. my words are true.. he will answer! .+ master. but by companying with the world. fell down.Now why did you fall down-. is this true-* said Jesus. he will say! .#hapter 13+ 3hile they sat at meat the scribe said! *+ master.or pride is then at its height when it ma$es use of humble things. so that # have not the strength to wal$ and run li$e a grown man. but done good wor$s. but when one tells him that he is a sinner he will wa0 wroth against him.)y father.. 9very one was amazed at hearing this. wishing to run.)y father.. and will persecute him.. #f you shall say! . #f you shall say! . that is with the evil manners in each time.'ruly # say to you that he who becomes not as a little child shall not enter into the $ingdom of heaven.)y father*s.* 'he scribe answered.3ho has bro$en your forehead. for then would they not deceive the simple< + ancient time. (nd would to God they usurped not such a name.so my father must needs ta$e me by the hand if # would wal$ firmly. 'hus. for that you have your forehead so bound up-. my father left me for a little space.. that it be not reprehended and spurned of men.or if you as$ a little child! . and how it can be true and false.
because # am worse than all. was prince over the tribe of Naphtali. when he saw it.Go. 1aggai was fifteen years old when. #hapter 131 3hen +badiah desired to teach any one how to pray. but did not have a mantle. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. 6the gift of7 prophecy. when he went to serve God.urely many believe it not.* said the scribe. 'hereupon 1aggai..* #hapter 137 'he good scribe wept as he said this. *God so loved him that to every one who in his time stood by him God gave. behold. for this thing is suited to me alone. 1osea was so inflamed with charity that concerning all that was as$ed of him he would say! *'his has God given me for you. he would call 1aggai and say! . because otherwise no one would be suffered to be called a "harisee. 1osea had the Boo$ of )oses. *'he scribe answered! . receiving it from +badiah. hall +badiah send me such things.% whereupon Jesus said! .# would that you would narrate to me the e0ample of 1aggai and 1osea. 3herefore. when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants. (nd +badiah. for that you have created him. + brother% accept it. what shall # say. who has ta$en away from you all that you had-. would say to himself! . but 1aggai ever sent bac$ the messenger. saying! .1osea. (nd he said! .(nd yet 9lisha had a great number of "harisees to whom God made him to prophesy. 'hen 1aggai would say! . as the sailor weeps when he sees his ship bro$en up.9lisha the prophet. he . that the "harisees of the present day avoid every good wor$ and every holy e0ample! and the e0ample of Gehazi is sufficient for them to be reprobated of God.. it were a treasure. in order that we may behold the true "harisee. lying.. 1e sold.+ master. (nd so. 2ord. (nd nothing did 1aggai as$ in prayer that God withheld. 1e answered! . (nd there is nothing so vile but that. 'he scribe answered! .Now. in order that he might see it. by whose hands God grants it to me. 2ord my God. who $new the humility of 1aggai. 3herefore. +badiah has certainly forgotten you. used to give it to the one ne0t to 1aggai. used him as a boo$ wherewith to teach his disciples. and aged fourteen years. for your own glory. because # do nought but sins. # say.:ecite here your prayer so that every one may hear your words. both prophets of God. remember me your servant. too$ the money and the raiment of Naaman the yrian. which he read with greatest earnestness.'he Boo$ of )oses. who calls upon you. # cannot as$ you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants. when he had anything bad. although it is written by Daniel the prophet% but in obedience to you # will narrate the truth. and so much does the world e0cite them thereto.2ord God of #srael. he went to be disciple of 1aggai.. a tunic of sac$cloth and a mantle of s$ins. and shaming his master. return to the house.#t is most true. and only commit sins. in order that # may not pollute your wor$. he went forth from (nathoth to serve +badiah the prophet. having heard of the charity of 1osea. (nd when 1aggai did so. :ighteous 2ord God. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. 'ruly # say to you that men are so inclined to evil wor$ing. #t happened that a disciple of a neighbouring prophet wanted to go to Jerusalem.or which cause he was soon left with two garments only namely. with mercy loo$ upon your servant. Now one day 1aggai said to him! . 3herefore he oftentimes presented him raiment and delicate food. his patrimony and gave it to the poor.urely not! for he $nows that # am good for nothing.. and wor$ atan entice them to evil. Now the aged +badiah. remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant. therefore<* . for you have made a mista$e.1osea.
3ho is that bad fellow who has sold you-. #hapter 133 'here was a disciple of 1aggai near to 1osea% and he. because he perceived the goodness of 1osea.. seized the son of a poor widow. believing this. having raided the land of Judea. who was weeping.* 'he man.leaves. *1osea answered! . *3ho.God forgive you. saying! *Brother. for he says that the Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away from him the Boo$ of )oses. (nd when 1osea went to the house of 1aggai. the good 1aggai thought that 1osea was sic$. 1e who had bought 1osea too$ him to Jerusalem. how is it that you have forsa$en your old father. not $nowing how he had gotten that money. and that all mad fol$ were li$e to 1osea<. + brother. this boo$ is yours% for God gave it me in order that # should give it to one who. said 1aggai%..+ my father. 1aggai said! . 1osea then as$ed the woman touching the reason of her weeping. and said! *# also would learn to read if # had a boo$... who dwelt hard by )ount Carmel. 1aggai said! *3ho has ta$en away your mantle-* 1osea replied! *'he Boo$ of )oses. 1aggai%. Now the yrian robbers. and she told him all. and said to him! . .1osea has gone mad.ather. then. 1osea answered! . on. sister. 3hereupon 1aggai gave him another tunic. (nd having called two disciples he went to Jerusalem. and gave the money to the widow%.#t has been ta$en away from me. weeping. seeing that 1osea was not to be found. for # have committed a great sin against you! because God has given me a mantle in order that # might give it to you. 1aggai answered! . the other went to 1aggai %and said to him! . ta$e your boo$ and let us see if it is even as mine.* 'he man believed him. wept for the absence of 1osea as a mother weeps for the absence of her son. 1osea answered! . 'hen said 1aggai in wrath! . 1aving recognized him. not $nowing 1osea. but # have not a mantle.3ould . and # feared to come thither without a tunic. 'hereupon he straightway began to weep% for whenever he saw any one laugh he laughed.'hen the good 1aggai remained as it were beside himself. that 1osea having gone to cut wood met the woman. it was the Boo$ of )oses%. and # had forgotten..'he Boo$ of )oses.* 1aggai was much pleased at hearing this.3ould to God. # have been sold. (nd by the will of God. in the entrance of the city he met 1osea. seeing 1osea read the Boo$ of )oses. 1osea gave him the boo$. where he had an abode. 3hereupon the angel of God told him how he had been ta$en as a slave to Jerusalem.s$in over the privy parts.* 1earing which. accordingly. accepted 1osea*s mantle and departed. 3herefore. 3ho has ta$en it from you-. went to visit 1osea. wherefore # $now not what to do. should desire a boo$. stripped off his own tunic and gave it to him that was na$ed% himself being left with a little piece of goat. and accepted the boo$.'he Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away my tunic. who. 1osea answered! . when he heard this. #t happened that a poor man was stripped by robbers and left na$ed. accepted it. 1osea said! *"ardon me. where 1osea %sold himself. why have you not been to visit me-* 1osea answered! . who was laden with bread to carry it to the labourers in his master*s vineyard. that # were mad in li$e manner. 1earing which. o he went with two disciples to find him! and they found him wrapped in palm. and said! . (nd they went both of them to 1ebron%. 'he good 1aggai. wept. and said to him! *Brother. for God wills to give you your son.... 'hen said 1osea! *Come. is he-. said the disciple. where the prophets and "harisees abode. # would want to go to Jerusalem to perform a sacrifice to our God. 'hen said 1aggai! *'ell me now. #t chanced. 3hereupon 1osea.* 3hen he heard this. .Brother. 1osea answered! . who see$s you mourning-. and pray to God for me. and redeemed her son. and whenever he saw any one weep he wept. + my father% for he who has sold me is so good that if he were not in the world no one would become holy. brother. Now therefore accept it. seeing him. wishing to see if his own boo$ was well written. as he came not to see 1aggai.went to find him. #t happened that a young man. remained afflicted thereat..
but fear not to lose the faith and the life eternal. shall go to ruin. (nd 1aggai went with 1osea to the house of his master. that every one may $now that this is the truth. who has sent his prophet to my house. inasmuch as the humility of 1aggai. when it should cause offence to God. with the holy city. in the name of God let the sun stand still. this has he caused all the prophets to say. as though God were in error. # am grieved that # came to eat bread in your house. and said! . because of the penalty of death. 3oe. God would not have given his word to me. (nd so it came to pass. to his faithless generation.Brother. who when he saw 1aggai said! . # fear to tell you this. brother. for he is better than #. Jesus answered! . you that are a doctor learned in the 2aw in whom was the promise of the )essiah made to our father (braham. therefore. and to possess the beautiful 'emple. (s God lives.* 6said the scribe7. if the Boo$ of )oses with the boo$ of our father David had not been corrupted by the human traditions of false "harisees and doctors. seeing he is unchangeable. fulfils all the 2aw and all the prophets. in whose presence my soul stands. # should have preached many things which # have left unsaid lest sedition should be roused among the people. $iss the hand of your slave whom you have bought. 'hey boast themselves to be children of (braham. 'herefore. and the "harisees observe it..?ou should respect neither the people.3hat righteous man have they suffered to die a natural death. they are children of atan. this is sufficient for man*s salvation.+ brother. when you came to 8uestion me in the 'emple. nor all the angels. 'hen said 1aggai! .'his is true. what see$ you to learn from me. with the blood of =echariah son of Berachiah. *(nd that is all that you desired. to the great terror of all Jerusalem and Judea. my son.. in so much that today a thing is not sought because God has commanded it.* 'hen Jesus said! *Brother. that the Boo$ of )oses% would sell me also with all my children. which is lost when the tongue spea$s contrary to that which the heart $nows of the 2aw of God. even as it has sold you<. 'ell me.Blessed be our God. seeing you have such $nowledge. since you love this present life more than God your creator% and for this cause you fear to lose your life. because # am assured of it by God. and therefore they do his will! therefore the 'emple. + )aster.to God. and therefore that which God ordained as man*s way of salvation. perhaps.* #hapter 190 *'ell me. and not move for twelve hours<. 'hen the good scribe wept. with the charity of 1osea.9very prophecy have they corrupted. #hapter 139 'hen Jesus said! . in so much that there shall not remain of the 'emple one stone upon another. but men loo$ whether the doctors say it. that God had sent me to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. (s God lives. and men could not err. if # had $nown how to bear fruit.#t is certain that God will not do this. brother. 'he scribe answered! *+ master. for upon them shall come the blood of every prophet and righteous man. whom they slew between the 'emple and the altar< 3hat prophet have they not persecuted. (nd he narrated to him all that had passed% whereupon the master gave 1osea his freedom.% and he ran to $iss his hand. (nd Jesus said to the scribe! . nor all the holy ones.carcely one< (nd they see$ now to slay me. did you thin$. (nd why spea$ # of the Boo$ of )oses and the boo$ of David.+ master.. 3herefore let the whole 6world7 .(s God lives. nor all the world.#n #saac or in #shmael.
for he shall not die. and #saac the father of the messenger of the )essiah. who wept at the feet of Jesus. and when she had found Jesus.* 'hen Jesus said! . and paradise< Be mindful of me. because in the faith of the )essiah God shall give salvation to men. forbade me. as they sat at meat. your servant. and #shmael in the arms of (braham. weeping! *2ord.. (nd fear you not. #hapter 19+ Jesus abode two days in the house of Nicodemus. which boo$ is the true Boo$ of )oses. (nd thus says the boo$. for # will come to pray God for his health. to announce to )ary his coming.* Jesus answered! *3here is your house. saying that an #shmaelite had written it. (nd there did Jesus end his discourse. that )oses said! . for # will come to heal him. for # have sinned. 3hereupon.2ord God of #srael. ee that you never again $eep bac$ the truth.* )ary answered! *Bethany is 6the home7 of my brother and my sister.or sin destroys and preserves not. said.. you said that my brother would not die% and now he has been buried four days. but rather that God has mercy on every man that see$s God his creator in truth.* 'he woman departed. for against him have you sinned.. and weeping placed herself at the feet of Jesus. is in Bethany%. 3hereupon said the scribe! # have seen an old boo$% written by the hand of )oses and Joshua %4he who made the sun stand still% as you have done5. manifest to your servant the splendour of your glory. he ran out of the town. 'herein is written that #shmael is the father of )essiah. .* Jesus said to the woman! *Go you straightway to your brother*s house.. saying! ..'ell me. and there await me. lo< )ary. #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$ed up his mercy in #srael alone. and God is mighty to create as many worlds as there are sands in the sea.'his is he for whom God has created all things. 3hereupon God showed him his )essenger in the arms of #shmael. because the high priest. who with his finger pointed to the )essenger of God. and the third day he departed for Bethany% and when he was near to the town he sent two of his disciples before him. (ll of this boo$ # was not able to read. in whose library # was. and having gone to Bethany found that her brother had died that day. and without it shall none be saved. and a brother who now lies sic$ in peril of death. 3hereupon )oses cried out with &oy! . wherefore they laid him in the sepulchre of their fathers. + master. entered into the house of Nicodemus 4for that was the name of the scribe5. that # may find grace in God*s sight by means of your son. and preserve it not with sin. has a sister. for my own house is )agdala! my brother. who through you has found mercy with God.perish rather than offend God your creator.. God*s servant. mighty and merciful.+ #shmael.God pardon you. for whom God has made all. in whose arms was a child. #hapter 191 'he scribe then said! . and more. therefore. 3ould to God you had come before # called you.. servants and prophets of God. Near to #shmael stood #saac. saying! *2ord. for then he had not died<* . Jesus said! . you have in your arms all the world."ardon me.
why did he suffer this man to die. and "harisees followed her to comfort her. who has sent you into this world.* 'hen Jesus said again! *'a$e away the stone from the sepulchre. )artha%. believe me that he shall rise before 6that day7. where every one was weeping. having heard from her sister )ary of the coming of Jesus. and said! * God of our fathers. come forth<* 3hereupon he that was dead arose% and Jesus said to his disciples! *2oose him. but sleeps. )artha. and how that many were become Nazarenes%% for so they called them who were brought to penitence through the word of God which Jesus preached. because God has given me power over his sleep% and truly # say to you he is not dead. into the house of 2azarus. ministered to him. A)ary. for 2azarus sleeps. he stin$s. even as our fathers were accustomed to bury 6their dead7.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *Now this man. sitting at table with a great multitude that believed in him. would to God you had been here.* '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$e manner. and # am come to awa$e him. and sighing said! *3here have you laid him-* 'hey answered! *Come and see. Jesus entered into Bethany. and ate and dran$.* )ary returned 8uic$ly to announce to her sister )artha the coming of Jesus. because the miracle of 2azarus was a great one.* (nd when every one had answered *(men. # have but little time to remain with you. whereupon the multitude of Jews. God of #shmael %and 2ord of #saac%. )artha. because the miracle was great. #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. spo$e. do you ta$e thought for that which you should do% for )ary has chosen a part which shall not be ta$en away from her for ever. therefore # come to awa$e him. was listening to his words. scribes. from such a sleep he shall be awa$ened on the day of &udgment by the angel of God sounding his trumpet. because they supposed she was going to the sepulchre to weep over her brother. for he has been dead four days.Jesus answered! *'hy brother is not dead. having a following in Jerusalem.Believe you not in me that # shall awa$en him-* )artha answered! *# $now that you are the holy one of God. for he alone is dead who dies without finding mercy with God.* Jesus answered! *)ary. and possessing with his sister )agdala and Bethany. they $new not what to do. see you not that my sister ta$es no care for you. Jesus. having said that he should not die-* Jesus having come to the sepulchre. and give glory to your holy name. Now there were assembled at the death of 2azarus %a great number of Jews from Jerusalem. God of (braham%. and provides not that which you must eat and your disciples-* Jesus answered! *)artha. )artha weeping said! *2ord. said! *3eep not. for the time is at hand that # must depart from the . arose in haste and ran outside.or he was bound in the grave.* . 3hen therefore she arrived at the place where Jesus had spo$en to )ary. have mercy upon the affliction of these women. But because he was powerful. with )ary. for then my brother had not died<* )ary then came up weeping% whereupon Jesus shed tears. and shall be speedily awa$ened. saying! *Brethren. 'hose that remained in their unbelief departed and went to Jerusalem and announced to the chief of the priests the resurrection of 2azarus%. ( great multitude of the Jews and some of the "harisees believed in Jesus.* 'hen Jesus lifted up his hands to heaven. seeing that 2azarus had conversation with men. and many scribes and "harisees. whereupon )artha said to Jesus! *2ord.*Jesus said! *3hy then am # come hither.* )ary answered. sitting one day at the feet of Jesus. weeping! *2ord. and )artha.clothes with the nap$in over his face.* aid )artha! *2ord.* Jesus said with a loud voice! *2azarus. who raised the son of the widow %at Nain%.
(gainst such says God! . *for &ust as a man is bound to dispense his goods in the service of God. .. but the unconscious waits for the sense to return. when man abides under the protection of God. come you to dwell here when you please. but rather the end of a long death! even as the body when separated from the sense in a swoon. 3herefore he is a murderer who has power to help a poor man and when he helps him not the poor man dies of hunger% but a more grievous murderer is he who could by the word of God convert the sinner to penitence. for through my word they shall perceive God within them. the present life that it is death. but if the sinner shall repent he shall not die but live.+ur soul.. as says the prophet David. 3herefore # bring to your mind the words of God spo$en to 9ze$iel %the prophet. and as much as you please. live eternally. though it have the soul within it. li$e 2azarus%. for the service of the poor. + John%. are now the scribes and "harisees who have the $ey and will not enter..* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God% whereupon 2azarus said! *2ord.(ssuredly it commands naturally the hand to open% and so straightway the bird flies away. 3hen therefore God wills. But let him weep without ceasing when he sins. 3herefore. then. 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. since you are poor.. and converts him not. and therefore shall wor$ out their salvation. through having no perception of God. 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. it shall die. seeing it separates itself from God. your God. 2et not. for 6so7 the soul dies. as says God. every time that he shall spea$ he shall sin% seeing that .* answered Jesus.(s #.* #hapter 191 Jesus re&oiced when he heard this. this house belongs to God my creator.world. but stands. the life is bro$en and the soul escapes in the hands of the angels whom God has ordained to receive souls. # am bound to listen to you ten times for every one that you have listened to me. in order that men might learn to live.*?ou as$ me. and said! * ee now how good a thing it is to die< 2azarus has died once only. into eternal life. whereas goods cannot bring bac$ life to the dead. permission to spea$ one word. #hapter 190 *'hey that shall believe in me shall not die eternally. who with his grace and mercy beautifies and 8uic$ens it.is as a sparrow freed from the snare of the fowler. + unfaithful servant. #f the body is horrible without its union with the soul. . and have a great number of disciples. friends weep when their friend is dead% for our God has so willed. 'ruly # say to you. #n what condition. with all that he has given into my $eeping. the soul that sins. has no other advantage over the dead and buried save this.(s it would be if one held a bird tied. then. (nd our life is li$e a cord whereby nature holds the soul bound to the body and the sense of man.* John answered! *+ master. . what does it. (nd he who will not listen to another. for love of God. # will re8uire it at your hands. saying! .li$e a dumb dog.. and held the cord in his hand% when the head wills the bird to fly away. then. 3hat is death but an act which nature does by commandment of God. the true 2ife.'he soul of the sinner that shall perish because you have hidden my word. 3herefore the present death is not death. for the servant of God will minister to you as much as shall be needful. Behold. no hinder them who would fain enter. much more frightful is the soul without union with God. that the buried 6body7 awaits God to raise it again. having listened to an hundred thousand words of mine. is it permitted to me to spea$ a word-* * pea$ a thousand. and commands nature to open.
wherefore # say to you.* said God. so that the shame alone shall be mine. but 2azarus will teach you how to die well. though time after time he see others die.(ssuredly he was wroth. and said! .* 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! *?ou call me )aster.. (s God lives.* *+ John%. . and # will so smite him with death that he shall never more receive any good.* aid 2azarus! *+ master.* said Jesus.* 6'hen Jesus said! 7 *(s # live eternally. (nd so much the more ought you to listen to him. offends his creator who has given him all.. that when a man spea$s of what God shall give to his neighbour let him say that his neighbour merits it! but let him loo$ to it that. John. that every punishment is withdrawn from me. #s this true-* John answered! *#t is most true. and see$ you this a0e. *# have given a good a0e to every man. what said the master. for that men have called me God% but since # have confessed. but have confessed also that # am not the )essiah. therefore God has ta$en away the punishment from me. But God has so loved me. in so much that # shall only be tormented in another person. uch an one for the things of this world.ool and $nave< # gave you an a0e wherewith you might cut down the wood without toil. John% there was an householder who gave a perfect a0e %to one of his servants in order that he might cut down the wood which obstructed the view of his house. he has received the gift of prophecy% listen therefore to his words. 'ell me. men of God in this 3orld.# desire you to cut down the wood in such wise that your wor$ shall be good. and all that is cut is wasted and good for nought.hall you accordingly be punished of God-* Jesus answered! *)ay it please God that # receive punish. and you do well. when he spea$s of . # indeed have taught you how you ought to live well. by his mercy. *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. my Barnabas.* 'hen said John! *+ master. in order that they might learn to $now themselves and their creator-* #hapter 197 Jesus answered! *'ell me. which is the sight of the burial of one dead. why has not God granted this to men.?ou shall have merit. which are truth.'ruly he is here master of all the masters that teach doctrine in this world. # would do good wor$s. But the labourer forgot the a0e.or punishment was fitting for me. because # have not served him so faithfully as # was bound to do. wherewith one must wor$ with great toil. as good living is vain if one die badly.. not only that # am not God.. But he who forgets that he is mortal. and will cause a wic$ed one to suffer it in my name. But how will you call 2azarus. seeing that God teaches you by my mouth. my fury shall be upon him.#f the master would give me an old a0e # should easily cut down the wood.we ought to do to others that which we desire for ourselves. # than$ you that you ma$e the truth to be prized% therefore will God give the great merit. whereas you said to Nicodemus that man merits nought but punishment. # cannot conceive the penalty of which he is worthy who time after time sees the dead borne to the tomb and fears not God our creator. truly # say to you. as is the truth. 3hoso wield well this a0e remove the wood of sin from their heart without pain% wherefore they receive my grace and mercy% giving them merit of eternal life for their good wor$s.* 'hen said he who writes this! *+ master how spea$s 2azarus the truth in saying to you . saying! . and says. which he ought entirely to forsa$e. and too$ the old a0e and struc$ him on the head. and not do to others that which we do not desire to receive. . that they should die once and return as 2azarus has done.#f # should see the other life.
. # have merit. and so we have him as guilty.Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of the 2ord God% hosanna. bearing in their hands branches of palm and olive. we have found this woman in adultery. the men spread out their garments under the feet of the ass. But of himself a man must beware of saying! . by the great mercy wherewith God succours him.* #t was near to the "assover of the Jews. said! *1e that is without sin among you. and said! *Brother. Jesus lifted up himself (s and. 'hey still pressed for the answer. when the men of Jerusalem heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming. # must needs for a short time abide in the world. (nd let him loo$ to it that he say not.* #hapter *00 Jesus then turned to 2azarus. and Jesus rode 6on her7. 'he disciples went. the scribes and "harisees brought to him a woman ta$en in adultery. 'he "harisees rebu$ed Jesus. and found all that Jesus had told them. (nd he sent "eter and John to the city.'he )aster has need 6of her7. God.2et us go to Jerusalem to eat the paschal lamb. singing! . (nd it came to pass that. for he preaches mercy. the stones would cry out against the unbelief of malignant sinners. yet a single tear of one who mourns at having offended God 8uenches the whole of hell.% for he would be condemned.what God shall give to himself . 'he disciples 6then7 placed their mantles upon the colt.* 3herefore they came to Jesus and said! *)aster. he say! God will give me. and accordingly they brought the ass and the colt. saying! . (nd if any one as$ you saying. having assembled themselves together.* (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. say to them! . .# have merit.. therefore. wherefore when # shall be near to your house # will not ever go elsewhere. )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. not for love of me. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. and if he condemn her it is contrary to his own doctrine. and wills him so to spea$ of his neighbour. #hapter *01 Jesus having entered into the 'emple.. if men should hold their peace. because God is pleased to grant his mercy to his servants when they confess that they merit hell for their sins. it is contrary to the 2aw of )oses. #hapter 199 God is so rich in mercy that the water of a thousand seas. saying! * ee you not what these say.?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. 'hey said among themselves! *#f he save her. and they will permit you to bring her. and. son of David<. could not 8uench a spar$ of the flames of hell. let him be . pointing to the mirror with his finger. because you will minister to me.. wills to call merit in the presence of his mercy every good wor$ of his faithful servant. if so many were to be found. in whose presence my soul stands. 6so7 Jesus said to his disciples! .Cause them to hold their peace<* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. but for love of God.3hy 6do7 you loose her-. the men went forth with their children eager to see Jesus. singing! *Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of God% hosanna son of David<* Jesus having come into the city. to confound atan and to display his own bounty.
calling yourselves righteous. + city of confusion. or by them whom the physician has healed of grievous sic$ness-* aid the "harisees to him! *(nd how shall he that is whole love the physician.or the righteous has not $nowledge of the mercy of God.* 'hen. beginning from the eldest. say to them! .* (nd this they said tempting him% for the scribes and "harisees count it the greatest insult to be called sinners. + #srael. for # have found the sheep which # had lost. having called together your neighbours. . you are unrighteous% and if in your heart you hold yourselves righteous.* 'hen with vehemence of spirit Jesus spo$e. Jesus said to them! *'ell me! if one of you had an hundred sheep. as many as there be.* 'he scribes and "harisees answered! *3e are sinners. # weep over you. 3here are the righteous in our time. then are you doubly righteous unrighteous. hard. said! *3oman. and seeing no one but the woman. by whom is the physician more loved! by them that have never had any sic$ness. $nowing the great mercy of God upon him.* (ccordingly the scribes and "harisees hearing this were confounded and departed.:e&oice with me. in whose presence my soul stands. great is the number of the righteous unrighteous% their condition being li$e to that of atan. + #srael. leaving Jesus with his disciples in peace. inasmuch as our God is loved more by the sinner that repents. for God has not sent me to condemn you.* Jesus weeping answered! *+ Jerusalem.(ssuredly you would do so.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. whose leprosy he 6had7 cleansed. seeing this. # have sent to you my servant. .(s God lives. because God is mighty and merciful to heal them.* #hapter *0* *'ell me.(nd when you found it. for you $now not your visitation% because # would fain have gathered you to the love of God your creator. would you not go to see$ it. leaving the ninety and nine. weeping! *2ord. for whom he has made the world. they are departed% and if you will pardon me as God lives. than by the righteous. $nowing that his hour was near. the scribes and "harisees being assembled.hearted and perverse of mind. saying! *(s God lives.or if you have sinned and deny your sin. said! *Call the sic$. where are they that condemned you-* 'he woman answered. Now tell me. 'hen Jesus said! *# fear that you be righteous unrighteous. to the end that he may convert you to your heart. wherefore God will have mercy on us. 'he men. would you not lay it upon your shoulders and.* 'hey answered! *3e $now not that there be any other sic$ fol$ here in Jerusalem..(s God lives. and you would not< 3herefore God says thus to you #hapter *0+ + city. and should lose one of them. 'hen Jesus. went out one by one. as a hen gathers her chic$ens under her wings. shall our God love less man.* (nd again he stooped down. even so there is &oy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents% because sinners ma$e $nown God*s mercy. 'he citizens had gathered together the sic$ to the house of imon and prayed Jesus for the healing of the sic$. have forgotten all that # did upon 9gypt and upon "haraoh for love of you. # will sin no more.first to stone her. )any times . shaping the mirror.* 'hen Jesus said! *Blessed be God< Go your way in peace and sin no more. your own tongues condemn your pride. and you may repent% but you. Jesus having lifted up himself. and they went into the house of imon the leper. 3herefore there is more re&oicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents than over ninety and nine righteous persons. and with your tongue you say that you are sinners. for they were ashamed to see their abominations.
and # will give you all. but # will give you all to famine. but me you shall not have always. who would fain ma$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. (braham. and derision and the 'emple. amuel. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body. alone remain unpunished by me. with )oses. David. 1e went to find the high priest. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! . a derision. and having bro$en a vessel. then. then. for the poor you shall have always with you. and # will betray into your hands Jesus. said God.* 9very one ate with fear.* 'he high priest answered! *#f you will give him into our hand we will give the thirty pieces of gold and you shall see how well # will treat you. wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations.. hall you. should pray for this people.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor. # will not pardon the old men or the widows. scribes. and Daniel my servants. and the disciples were sorrowful.* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus. o is my wrath abiding upon you. poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased. + sic$ fol$. live eternally. in the name of God. Jesus retired into the house. immediately they were healed. wal$ing in my ways. an army against you. the sword.. . Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$.(s God lives. eeing this. therefore. saying! *3hat will you give me.weep you that my servant may heal your body of sic$ness% and you see$ to slay my servant because he see$s to heal your soul of sin.(ssuredly not. and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said.*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance. 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. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me.(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might. #hapter *01aving said this. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy. and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e.* Judas answered! *+ master.2et her be.# will not remember her ini8uities any more. # will ma$e desolate with the city. insomuch that you shall be for a fable.hall you. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper.* . who assembled in a council of priests. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped. . saying! . and a proverb among the nations. # say to you. # $now your heart! have patience.* (nd having said this. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. But Judas was indignant. while every one remained in fear.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas. # will not pardon the children. (nd in order that you may $now the truth. if Job. (s # live eternally. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house. and my indignation sleeps not.
. so greatly did (braham love God. as God lives. nor even the )essiah-* Jesus answered! *No. that # see$ not anything in this world. in whose presence my soul stands. inasmuch as God our creator is 6God7 alone. 9ven as a garment changes its name when it changes its owner. in whose presence my soul stands. .(ssuredly # will not tell you the lie. 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. 1ear$en therefore to me. Believe me. reprove me. but was willing to slay his own son in obedience to God. who has sent me into the world. (s God lives. who has put on him the bridle of his will and rules him at his pleasure. and have not respect to the priest of God.* aid the high priest! *Now we $now that you have the devil at your bac$% for you are a amaritan%. *#f # 4as # $now5 have sinned. Jesus went up to the 'emple with a great multitude of people. (s God lives.or if # had said the lie # had been adored by you. . albeit they are all of one material. for this cause the devil stirs up the world against me. saying! *'ell me. Jesus answered! *3hat is that thing which you see$ to $now about the )essiah. 3herefore. (s God lives. and "harisees made a circle round about Jesus."erhaps it is the lie. wherefore do you not rebu$e me as a brother.'ruly the members of a body succour one another when they are united with the head. and God will love you. nor son of God. perhaps. scribes.* 'hen said the high priest! *3e want to $now a thing concerning the )essiah. ma$ing him to run into every ini8uity. but # see$ that God may be glorified. . if you were of that body wherein # am incorporate. you would help me to wor$ according to my head. truly. that you are not God.* aid the high priest! *'hen what boots it to come to the 'emple with so great a multitude of people.#hapter *01 3hen day was come.or all that is written in the Boo$ of )oses is most true. instead of hating me as an enemy. are different by reason of the wor$s of him who wor$s in the man. because you shall be doing his will.* #hapter *07 Jesus answered! *(s God lives. although it is all the same cloth! so also men. that he not only bra$e in pieces the false idols and forsoo$ his father and mother. but waits for each one to repent. and # will tell you who has the devil at his bac$. # have not forgotten% for this is my confession which # shall bear before the &udgment seat of God on the day of &udgment. but if none can reprove me of sin it is a sign that you are not sons of (braham as you call yourselves. nor are you incorporate with that head wherein (braham was incorporate. he has the devil at his bac$. he who wor$s after the will of the devil. to ma$e yourself $ing of #srael. but # see$ to cast out the devil. and they that are cut off from the head give it no succour. and by the scribes 6and7 "harisees with all #srael! but because # tell you the truth you hate me and see$ to $ill me. + Jesus. #hapter *03 #f # wor$ ini8uity. and # am God*s servant and desire to serve God*s )essenger whom you call )essiah.or the hands of one body do not feel the pain of another body*s feet. but that of the body in which they are united. 3hereupon the high priest drew near. because # am not of this world.Beware lest some danger befall you<* Jesus answered! *#f # sought my own glory and desired my portion in this world. # have not the devil at my bac$. # had not fled when the people of Nain would fain have made me $ing.* (nd then the priests. have you forgotten all that you did confess.ee$ you. surely.
'he zeal of your honour.(ssuredly. (nd the multitude of disciples leave you here in the house of imon and in my house. for he is an #shmaelite.ee you not that he has deceived the whole world with his diabolical art. and to the :oman governor. the son of (braham was #shmael. desiring only to have with him the twelve first called apostles.. by 6the7 command of God. that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed. with the elders of the people. too$ up stones to stone Jesus.Now. what do we. through the great desire that they had to slay Jesus. 'hereupon was held a general council against Jesus.ear not. if he be not a magician. they struc$ one another in such wise that there died a thousand men% and they polluted the holy 'emple.. on pain of death. and having bec$oned for silence with his hands he said!. he would not blaspheme against God and against )oses 6his7 servant. to tarry there until this hatred of our priests be past% for # will minister to you what is necessary. insomuch that the high priest went in person to 1erod. wherefore the secret persecution was converted into an open one. go thither with some of your disciples. and # cannot hold my peace. that any one should call Jesus of Nazareth%. and has spo$en blasphemy against )oses and against the 2aw of God. blinded with fury and hatred.. Behold now. # pray you. )ary. and @riel. under capital sentence. + God. departed from Nazareth. her sister. . prophet . and cried out! . 3hereupon every scribe and "harisee. was standing in prayer. Jesus answered! . and came to Jerusalem to the house of )ary alome. who is the hope of #srael.'he high priest answered! .. either God or on of God% in the other it forbade. *Brethren. 'ruly # say. forasmuch as the decree of the :omans made them afraid. if he were an holy one and a prophet. who vanished from their eyes and went out of the 'emple. wherefore tell us! 3ho was this son of (braham-. wherefore truly # say to you. saying! *2ord.or so it was that twice the :oman enate had sent a decree concerning Jesus! in one decree it was forbidden. therefore. see$ing her son. 'hereupon Nicodemus came thither and counselled Jesus to go out of Jerusalem beyond the broo$ Cedron. 'hen was the high priest wroth.2et us stone this impious fellow. )ary. and of this they had false witnesses. #hapter *09 (t this time. brought him to her. the prophet of the Jews.1e has blasphemed all our priesthood. how by reason of him this holy 'emple has been polluted.'his # as$ of you. if he be not removed from the world #srael will be polluted. :afael.* (nd in such wise did the high priest spea$ at many forsoo$ Jesus. weeping. how did he vanish. and our God will give us to the nations. the high priest ascended on high. # have a garden with a house beyond the broo$ Cedron. who saw Jesus go out of the 'emple 4for from them he was not hidden5. #hapter *10 3hen the confusion in the 'emple ceased by the departure of Jesus. for God will protect him from the world. accusing Jesus that he desired to ma$e himself $ing of #srael. the angel Gabriel visited her and narrated to her the persecution of her son. mother of Jesus. and against the )essiah. inflames me. with the angels )ichael.* (nd this Jesus did. hearing this. while the >irgin )ary. 'he disciples and believers. But since he had secretly retired beyond the broo$ Cedron she was not able to see him any more in this world% e0cept after the deed of shame. for 6then7 the angel Gabriel. (nd then. from whom must be descended the )essiah promised to (braham. for God will provide for all. that any one should contend concerning Jesus of Nazareth. (nd what shall # say. saying! . and # do not see$ to slay you. followed him to the house of imon.
when they write that # am your son. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. . as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. there was a great division among them. for this cause. saying! *Beware lest through your favouring of that man this country be rebellious! for # will accuse you before Caesar %as a rebel. assuredly.of the Jews.or #. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. regardless of what he said. 'he high priest therefore spo$e that under pain of anathema none should spea$ a word in defence of Jesus% and he spo$e to 1erod.No. 'hereupon. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. but rather enemies.or even as you are true God. and save them from the world. on that day. that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. for we will give you soldiers. God of #shmael %and #saac%. be you sad. God of our fathers. #hapter *11 Jesus. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me. 2ord God. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. and. . and against the lovers of the world. the merciful. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. 2ord God. have mercy upon them that you have given me. ta$e them from the world. because he announces the salvation of the world. saying! *2ord our God. and to the governor. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me. saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. . 3herefore. God of (braham%. mighty and &ealous.* 'hen the governor feared the enate and made friends with 1erod 4for before this they had hated one another to death5. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus. *Now. that on the day of your &udgment they may come with me to bear witness against the world and against the 1ouse of #srael that has corrupted your testament. # say not. because the re&oicing of the world is turned into weeping% but your sadness shall be turned into &oy and your &oy shall no one ta$e from you! for the re&oicing that the heart feels in God its creator not the whole world can ta$e away. send to us. prophet of #srael. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. 3hen the world shall re&oice. But # pray you to $eep them from evil. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. for all things are yours. clay and dust. he prayed. comforted his disciples. seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me. am servant of your servants.
Beginning from Judas%.* said Jesus. Nicodemus %sent the lamb secretly to the garden for Jesus and his disciples.* "eter answered! *3ash not only my feet.* (nd the eleven apostles heard it not.* 'his said Jesus. accordingly. but every one whom you have given me. for whom you did create the world. 2ord. would you wash my feet-* Jesus answered! *'hat which # do you $now not now. aid "eter%! *2ord. Jesus came to "eter.)y time is near. Jesus retired into the garden to pray.. and having put water in a basin.* *2et us eat. for your own sa$e. wherefore go and do that which you must do. he said to him! *. went to the . bowing his $nees an hundred times and prostrating himself upon his face. all save Judas. for he believed nothing. + )aster-* Jesus answered! *?ou have told me who it shall be that shall betray me. wherefore. because he $new who was betraying him. for as much as all the water of the sea will not wash him that believes me not. and he went forth from the house. but my hands and my head. but you shall $now hereafter.* #hapter *11aving gone forth from the house. saying with sorrow! *3ho shall be the traitor-* Judas then said! * hall it be #. announcing all that had been decreed by 1erod %with the governor and the high priest. that atan your enemy may lose his empire. and save not only them.riend. because you have not separated me from the number of your servants that have been persecuted by the world and slain. when Jesus said again! *'ruly # say to you. suffer me to eat. 1ave mercy on the world and send speedily your )essenger. 3hen the lamb was eaten. for he shall fulfil all that our father David said of such an one. 'hen Jesus rose up. weeping! * o be it. and said! *Neither shall you come in my company on the day of &udgment. 2ord. he so spo$e. wherefore do you tarry. Jesus said three times! * o be it. yet are you not all clean. Jesus said! *# have washed you. who by your providence provides all things necessary for your people #srael. the devil came upon the bac$ of Judas%. Judas. save them whom you have given me. great and merciful<* (nd they answered. #hapter *1+ 'he day having come for eating the lamb. saying! *Blessed be your holy name. 2ord. 'he disciples thought that Jesus was sending Judas %to buy something for the day of the "assover%! but Jesus $new that Judas was betraying him. that one of you shall betray me. Judas answered! *2ord. desiring to depart from the world. in order that atan may not be able to do aught against them. # than$ you.* "eter answered! *?ou shall never wash my feet. insomuch that # shall be sold li$e a sheep% but woe to him. but every one that shall believe in them. Jesus saying to him again! *Do 8uic$ly that which you must do. which you have promised to bless by your )essenger. that . 3hereupon Jesus re&oiced in spirit. 2ord. 'he disciples were sad at these words. be mindful of all the tribes of the earth.he shall fall into the pit which he had prepared for others. *2ord God. because # have fulfilled your wor$. he too$ a towel and girded his loins. bountiful and rich in mercy.* (nd turning to Judas.. (nd this do. and # will go.* (nd having said this. grant to your servant to be in the congregation of your )essenger% on the Day of Judgment! and not me only. * 3hereupon the disciples loo$ed one upon another.*2ord God the aviour. according as his custom was to pray. $nowing the place where Jesus was with his disciples. 2ord. + 2ord. *for # have greatly desired to eat this lamb before # am parted from you. with all them that shall believe on me through their preaching..* 3hen the disciples were washed and were seated at table to eat. my God. that atan boast not himself against you. he set himself to wash his disciples* feet.* (nd having arisen.
3hereupon the scribes bound his eyes with a bandage. and with torches and lanterns upon staves went out of Jerusalem. (nd the eleven were sleeping. said! *Now are you foolish. . and they led him with fury into Jerusalem. 'hen God. are our master% have you now forgotten us-* (nd he. . and moc$ing him said! *Jesus. 3hereupon Judas spo$e many words of madness. because they feared the people% wherefore they too$ their arms. commanded Gabriel%. moc$ing him. 3hereupon the wonderful God acted wonderfully.or God heard the prayer of Jesus. and seeing the multitude of soldiers. . having awa$ened us. . #hapter *17 'he soldiers too$ Judas %and bound him. 'hey bare him and placed him in the third heaven in the company of angels blessing God for evermore. because he was in every way li$e to Jesus. and when a soldier seized him by the linen cloth he left the linen cloth and fled na$ed.'hirty pieces of gold. seeing the danger of his servant. that $now not me to be Judas #scariot<* (nd as he was saying this the soldiery entered. *tell us. (nd the disciples were sleeping. Jesus heard the approach of many people. smiling.. #hapter *10 3hen the soldiers with Judas drew near to the place where Jesus was. (nd he. and to 1erod. 'he high priest answered! . 3hereupon we marvelled.. and we have bound you because we $now that you do refuse the $ingdom. believing that he was really Jesus. and @riel%. )ichael%. and laid their hands upon Judas. wherefore in fear he withdrew into the house. who was it that smote you-* (nd they buffeted him and spat in his face. 2ord. his ministers.#f you will give me what was promised. and they gave a legion of them. and that for fear of death he was feigning madness. fled as beside ourselves. and saved the eleven from evil. :afael%. awo$e and fled. (nd John. to ta$e Jesus out of the world. to ma$e me $ing<* 'hen the soldiers lost their patience. and by the council of the "harisees. and answered! *?ou. and with blows and $ic$s they began to flout Judas. Judas said. and sent a "harisee to the governor to fetch soldiers.1ow much do you see$-. this night will # give into your hand Jesus whom you see$% for he is alone with eleven companions.* Judas answered! *Now have you lost your senses< ?ou are come to ta$e Jesus of Nazareth%. insomuch that Judas was so changed in speech and in face to be li$e Jesus that we believed him to be Jesus. 'he holy angels came and too$ Jesus out by the window that loo$s toward the outh%. was see$ing where the )aster was. 3e having heard Judas* saying. for we are come to ma$e you $ing of #srael. #hapter *11 Judas entered impetuously before all into the chamber whence Jesus had been ta$en up. fear not. 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. 'hen straightway the high priest counted to him the money. insomuch that every one was filled with laughter.high priest. who were assembled to put Jesus to death. with arms and lanterns as 6against7 a robber% and you have bound me that have guided you. said! * ir.or he truthfully denied that he was Jesus% and the soldiers. not without derision. prophet of the Nazarenes %4for so they called them who believed in Jesus5. and said! . who was wrapped in a linen cloth.
insomuch that the sorrow of every one was incredible. it were a great wrong to $ill him. believed it. and as$ed him of his disciples and his doctrine. who secretly loved Jesus. o they attired him as a &uggler. and 1erod is $ing of Galilee! wherefore it pertains not to me to &udge such a case. Nor is he mad% but rather malignant. (fterwards they led him bound to the governor. with the scribes and "harisees.but the 4chief5 priests and the elders of your people have given you into my hand% wherefore tell us the truth. if you put me to death. believing Judas to be really Jesus. (s God lives. believing him to be Jesus! and they found not that which they sought. for with this device he see$s to escape from our hands. saying! *1e is Jesus of Nazareth%. believe me. 'he high priest then ad&ured him by the living God of #srael that he would tell him the truth.or they zealously devised new inventions to give pleasure to the council. but rather of compassion. assuredly he has lost his understanding. 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.* 'hen the chief priests and elders of the people. thin$ing that Judas was Jesus.* 'he high priest answered! *+ perverse seducer. so ta$e you him to 1erod. 3hereupon he. they too$ delight in seeing him so treated. 'he high priest caused Judas %to be brought before him bound. the poor >irgin mother of Jesus. so that he sought to set him at liberty. with his $insfol$ and friends. .* you shall not escape it<* (nd having said this he commanded his servants to smite him with buffetings and $ic$s.* 3hen he heard this the governor marvelled greatly.* 'he governor answered 4thin$ing that he wished to spea$ concerning the 2aw5! *Now $now you not that # am not a Jew. and spo$e to him. by what are # $now not. believed it% and more. *that he is not Jesus. if this be true. are beside yourselves. and he says that Jesus the Galilean has by his are magic so transformed him. (nd why say # that the chief priests believed Judas to be Jesus. 3herefore. as$ing him for what cause the chief priests and the people had given him into his hands. . with him who writes. and by his are has so transformed me. Judas answered! *# have told you that # am Judas #scariot. who promised to give into your hands Jesus the Nazarene% and you.* (ccordingly .No all the disciples. 3hereupon Judas. in order to rid himself of such a case.* "ilate 4of such was the governor*s name5.3hen 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.* said the governor. and so treated him with hands and feet that it would have moved the very Canaanites to compassion if they had beheld that sight. he who writes forgot all that Jesus had said! how that he should be ta$en up from the world. beginning from Galilee% even to Jerusalem here. wherefore # may do what is &ust. seeing that he were innocent.* Judas answered! * ir. you shall do a great wrong. who is a magician. and it were impious to slay a madman. for you shall slay an innocent person% seeing that # am Judas %#scariot. and that he should not die until near the end of the world. this man is not worthy of death. for we $now him% for if he were not the malefactor we would not have given him into your hands. made him enter into his chamber. Judas answered! *#f # tell you the truth. But the chief priests and "harisees and elders of the people had their hearts so e0asperated against Jesus that. cried out with shouts. 3herefore he went with the mother of Jesus and with John to the cross. as though beside himself. but a certain Judas who guided the soldiery to ta$e Jesus. and that he should suffer in a third person. so that his understanding might come bac$ into his head. for you will have it by every means that # am Jesus. you have deceived all #srael. and the sedition that he would stir up if he should escape would be worse than the former. and smiling said! *#n the one case. answered nothing to the point. and not Jesus.or # have power to set you free and to put you to death. at least. you will not believe me% for perhaps you are deceived as the 4chief5 priests and the "harisees are deceived. But if he is Jesus and denies that he is. 'he derision which he then suffered at the hands of the high priest*s servants is past belief. said! *1e is a Galilean. 'he governor therefore went out.* *'his man says.
and sent him bac$ to "ilate. in order that he also might gain some money. (nd they held out their hands to receive gifts. and were not only present at the death of Judas. reserved Judas for the cross. why have you forsa$en me. 3hereupon they condemned two robbers with him to the death of the cross. saying! *Now. #hapter *13 'hen returned each man to his house. the face. 'he governor having heard that this was so from a servant of 1erod. who of a long time had desired that Jesus should go to his house. where they used to hang malefactors. feigned that he desired to set Judas at liberty. 'he high priest then commanded. and they made him sit in a high place. notwithstanding that the soldiers scourged him so grievously that his body rained blood. 3hereupon he caused him to be scourged by his slaves. made a gift of money to the governor. seeing that Judas died not by the scourges. they too$ him down from the cross with such weeping as assuredly no one would believe. (nd so in company with the mother of Jesus they went to )ount Calvary. 1e who writes. who were paid by the scribes to slay him under the scourges. 'hereupon. but by means of Nicodemus and Joseph of (barimathia% they obtained from the governor the body of Judas to bury it. went with the mother of Jesus% to Nazareth%. Now when Judas had been led thither. But they that stood firm in the doctrine of Jesus were so encompassed with sorrow. that they remembered not what Jesus had said. in order that he might suffer that horrible death to which he had sold another. o they led him to )ount Calvary. spreading a report that Jesus was risen again% whence great confusion arose. But God. and buried him in the new sepulchre of Joseph% having wrapped him up in an hundred pounds of precious ointments. with all his court. saying to him. 1e did not suffer Judas to die under the scourges. weeping continually. living after the manner of the unclean Gentiles. saluting him as /ing of the Jews. that no one should tal$ of Jesus of Nazareth%. believing that Jesus had been a false prophet. for the greater ignominy. denying that he was Jesus. bowing down in moc$ery. and fearing lest "ilate should set him at liberty. under pain of anathema%. seeing him die who was entirely li$e to Jesus. and the person of Judas were so li$e to Jesus. who having received it gave Judas to the scribes and "harisees as guilty to death. (nd this crown of thorns they placed upon Judas* head.they led Judas to 1erod. (nd the soldiers came before him. and caused him to be clad in white as the fools are clad%. with John and James his brother. who had decreed the issue. But Jesus had never been willing to go to his house. how are you crowned. if you will not pay your soldiers and servants-* A'he chief priests with the scribes and "harisees. foolish $ing. 1erod as$ed him of many things. li$e those of gold and precious stones which $ings wear on their heads. in moc$ery they clad him in an old purple garment%. because 1erod was a Gentile. to which Judas gave answers not to the purpose. that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus% wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus. *Do not fail in &ustice to the people of #srael<* A (nd this 1erod wrote. and there they crucified him na$ed%. putting in his hand a reed for sceptre%. because the chief priests and scribes and the "harisees had given him a good 8uantity of money. AJudas truly did nothing else but cry out! *God. . such as new $ings are accustomed to give% and receiving nothing they smote Judas. 3hereupon. and adored the false and lying gods. 'hose disciples who did not fear God went by night 6and7 stole the body of Judas and hid it. seeing the malefactor has escaped and # die un&ustly-* A'ruly # say that the voice. saying! *#t is fitting to our new $ing to clothe him and crown him*! so they gathered thorns and made a crown. 'hen 1erod moc$ed him. and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did! for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world% for that at that time he should be ta$en away from the world.
and James and John. to the shame of your $insfol$ and friends. 'he news reached Nazareth how that Jesus.* (nd having said this he prayed the four angels that they would manifest themselves. and John and James and "eter. insomuch that through fear every one again fell down as dead. 'hen how each one was affected< God who discerns the heart of men $nows that between grief at the death of Judas whom we believed to be Jesus our master. who receives the souls of them that die% and @riel. and @riel. Gabriel. to bear Jesus into his mother*s house. 3hereupon. and to the shame of your doctrine. having given you power to raise the dead. 3herefore Jesus prayed God that he would give him power to see his mother and his disciples. mother. were consumed. weeping. for # am alive and not dead. and # will answer you.ear not. because they could not hold their peace on such a matter. wherefore has . for they altogether believed that Jesus was dead. suffering him only to be seen by them that believed in his doctrine.* 'hey remained every one for a long time beside himself at the presence of Jesus. embracing his mother! *Believe me. wherefore God. the >irgin. my son. through fear they fell as dead. on that day on which the decree of the high priest went forth. Jesus came. who fights against God*s enemies% :afael.* 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. in order that they might be seen and heard to spea$ by his mother and her companions. commanded those who dwelt with her to forget her son. Barnabas. suffered you to die. said! *2et us go to Jerusalem to find my son. surrounded with splendour. who feared God. who are )ichael. and him who writes.(nd so there arose a great persecution. having died on the cross was risen again. 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. # shall die content when # have seen him. and give testimony how the matter had passed. the >irgin )ary. for truly # say to you that # have not been dead at all% for God has reserved me till near the end of the world. 3hereupon. :afael%. and had transformed Judas. because her son was risen again.* #hapter *19 'he >irgin returned to Jerusalem with him who writes. and 2azarus. for # am Jesus% and weep not. as it was lawful for me when you dwelt with us-* Jesus answered! *(s$ what you please. seeing that God is merciful. weeping. o the angels that were guardians of )ary ascended to the third heaven%. to the room where abode )ary the >irgin with her two sisters. and the desire to see him risen again. we. 3hereupon.. albeit she $new the decree of the high priest to be un&ust.or every one that loves you has been as dead. 'hen the merciful God commanded his four favourite angels. and many were stoned and many beaten. and )artha and )ary )agdalen. and there $eep watch over him for three days continually. he that writes% prayed the mother of Jesus% that she would be pleased to leave off weeping. and recounted all to him. 'hen Jesus gave four linen cloths to the angels that they might cover themselves. with the mother of Jesus.* #hapter **0 Jesus replied. that he might suffer the punishment to which he had sold another. saying! *. who will call every one to the &udgment of God at the last day. (nd having lifted up each one. 'hen the >irgin. 'hen the four angels narrated to the >irgin how God had sent for Jesus. 1earing this. (nd Jesus lifted up his mother and the others from the ground. who announces God*s secrets% )ichael. is it lawful for me to 8uestion you now. their fellow citizen. and many banished from the land. saying! *'hese are the ministers of God! Gabriel. he comforted them. said! *'ell me. 'hereupon the angels manifested themselves li$e four shining suns. where Jesus was in the company of angels.
+ )aster% but # do not $now what happened to Judas.Barnabas. the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief. + 2ord our God. (nd having said this. in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell. see that by all means you write my gospel concerning all that has happened through my dwelling in the world. Beware. (nd though # have been innocent in the world.# will do so. (nd write in a similar manner that which has befallen Judas. for # did not see it. But Jesus lifted them up. 'he third day Jesus said! . when he shall come. and the conversion of sinners and 6then7. and many others of the seventy. Be my witnesses in #srael. because to you only belongs honour and glory without end. 'hen before their eyes the four angels carried him up into heaven. and every one may believe the truth. that every sin. (nd having said this. and they ate with Jesus. and . in order that # be not moc$ed of the demons on the day of &udgment. he turned to his disciples.and your mother has so wept for you that she has been near to death% and you. o they all went there e0cept twenty. for atan will ma$e every effort to deceive you. as it always is. by falsehood.or certain evil men. and yet preach.he so tormented us. ma$ing all men to believe that # died upon the cross. +thers preached. pretending to be disciples. has willed that # be moc$ed of men in this world by the death of Judas%.two. (nd as they all stood in prayer.. of all things that you have heard and seen. who for fear had fled to Damascus. on you has God suffered to fall the calumny that you were slain amongst robbers %on the )ount Calvary-* Jesus answered! *Believe me. shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God*s 2aw. ... o James and John called together the seven disciples with Nicodemus and Joseph. comforting them.* #hapter **1 Jesus turned himself to him who writes... however small it be. God. 'hen answered he who writes! . for there # will ascend again to heaven. since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love. who. since men have called me . :est in God who created you and me.Go to the )ount of +lives with my mother. (nd then Jesus commanded us to call his faithful disciples 6so7 that they might see him.# said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world. and the truth. in order that the faithful may be undeceived. but rose again. he prayed God for the salvation of the faithful. (nd he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again. God punishes with great punishment.two disciples. who are an holy one of God. he embraced his mother. +thers preached that he really died. the disciples scattered through the different parts of #srael and of the world. Jesus said! *?ou are &ust. # did not die% it was Judas the traitor. saying! .. Jesus answered! . # am your master. 1aving thus spo$en. my mother.1ere are John and "eter who saw everything. ma$ing us to believe that you were dead. and said! . if God wills. on of God.. (nd this moc$ing shall continue until the advent of )uhammad%. and throughout the world.five of the seventy. hated of atan.. the )essenger %of God. seeing that God is offended at sin. 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.God..Do you hold me and God for liars. #hapter *** (fter Jesus had departed. that ."eace be to you. saying! .. saying! . 3herefore. was persecuted. 'ruly # say to you.)ay God*s grace and mercy be with you. and you will see who shall bear me up. his prayer ended. and they will tell you all that has passed.Do not be afraid. preached that Jesus died and rose not again. Barnabas. and saying! .
(men. we preach to those that fear God.Jesus is the on of God. that they may be saved in the last day of God*s Judgment. among whom is "aul deceived. 49< O5 T74 GO=>4L . as much as # have written . But we .
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