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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
as it is written in the boo$ of )oses. )ary and Joseph perceived that the child must needs be for the salvation and ruin of many. #n the reign of 1erod.* 1erod accordingly called together the magi and as$ed them concerning their coming! who answered that they had seen a star in the east.3hen the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the 2ord. finding !esus. the star which appeared to them in the east went before them. and. come and tell it to me. Bethlehem. wherefore they wished with gifts to worship this new /ing manifested by his star. who shall lead my people #srael. while sleeping. with silver and gold. and $ept the child with fear of God. 3hereupon appeared to them a star of great brightness. announcing all that they had seen in Judaea. which had guided them thither. and lo. they saw the star standing still above the inn where Jesus was born. recounting to the virgin all that they had seen. they too$ the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. three magi in the parts of the east were observing the stars of heaven. $ith the $arning of !esus gi'en to the/ in a drea/. 'hen said 1erod! *Go to Bethlehem and search out with all diligence concerning the child% and when ye have found him.* (nd this he spa$e deceitfully. $ing of Judaea. 3hereupon. #hapter 7 The 'isitation of !esus b% /agi. eeing the star the magi were filled with gladness. and entering the dwelling found the child with his mother. they were warned by the child not to go to 1erod! so departing by another way they returned to their own home. when Jesus was born. saying! *3here should Christ be born-* 'hey answered that he should be born in Bethlehem% for thus it is written by the prophet! *(nd thou. and having arrived at Jerusalem they as$ed where was born the /ing of the Jews. (nd when 1erod heard this he was affrighted. 'he magi therefore went thither. guided by the star. 3herefore they feared God. because # also would fain come and worship him. and gave him the name Jesus. (nd so having come to Bethlehem. /a2e obeisan"e to hi/ and gifts. and bending down they did obeisance to him. #hapter 3 . wherefore having concluded among themselves. (nd the magi presented unto him spices. #hapter 1 Three )agi are led b% a star in the east to !udaea. they came to Judaea. 'he magi therefore departed out of Jerusalem. and their return to their o$n "ountr%. as the angel of the 2ord had said before he was conceived in the womb. outside the city. 1erod therefore called together the priests and the scribes. which went before them. (nd so they circumcised the child. and all the city was troubled. art not little among the princes of Judah! for out of thee shall come forth a leader.
was reigning in Judaea. he'ing returned to !udaea. a boo$. in which he had $nowledge of what God hath done and what hath said and what God willeth insomuch that everything was laid bare and open to him% as he said unto me! *Believe. saying! *(rise up 8uic$ly.* he was surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light and by an infinite multitude of angels. went up with )ary and Joseph to Jerusalem. #hapter 10 Jesus having come to the age of thirty years. 3hen 1erod was dead. disputing with them concerning the law. saying! *2amentation and great weeping are there in :amah% :achel lamenteth for her sons. saying! *:eturn into Judaea.* . holds a $ondrous disputation $ith do"tors. 'hen at midday as he was praying. 'he soldiers therefore came and slew all the children that were there. Joseph arose with great fear. ha'ing "o/e to the age of t$el'e %ears. which descended into the heart of Jesus. 'he child grew in grace and wisdom before God and before men. when he came to these words! *2ord. insomuch that whatever # say the whole bath come forth from that boo$. and too$ )ary with the child. )ary therefore returned with Joseph to Jerusalem. in the midst of the doctors. and herod /assa"res the inno"ent "hildren.!esus is "arried in flight to 4g%pt. and came to Judaea% whence. . what hast thou done to us.* Joseph therefore too$ the child with )ary 4he having come to the age of seven years5. and they went into 9gypt. 3hen their prayers were ended they departed. and there they abode until the death of 1erod! who. 1erod seeing that the magi did not return. as 1erod had commanded them. hearing that (rchelaus. saying! * on. who were saying! *Blessed be God. he went into Galilee. having come to the age of twelve years.* Jesus answered! */now ye not that the service of God ought to come before father and mother-* Jesus then went down with his mother and Joseph to Nazareth. because they thought that he was returned home with their $insfol$. that # $now every prophet with every prophecy. believing himself derided of the magi. 3hereby were fulfilled the words of the prophet. seeing he is so small and hath not learned to read-* )ary reproved him. to worship there according to the law of the 2ord written in the boo$ of )oses. son of 1erod. . saying! . believed himself moc$ed of them% whereupon he determined to put to death the child that was born.1ow can there be such doctrine in him. Jesus. fearing to remain in Judaea% and they went to dwell at Nazareth. behold the angel of the 2ord appeared in a dream to Joseph.* 'he angel Gabriel presented to him as it were a shining mirror. 'he third day they found the child in the temple. with mercy . (nd every one was amazed at his 8uestions and answers. as he himself said unto me. But behold while Joseph was sleeping there appeared to him the angel of the 2ord. sent his soldiers to slay all the new. see$ing Jesus among $insfol$ and neighbours. . Barnabas. but consolation is not given her because they are not. and was sub&ect to them with humility and reverence. having lost Jesus.Behold # and thy father have sought thee for three days sorrowing. went up to )ount +lives with his mother to gather olives. and ta$e the child with his mother and go into 9gypt for 1erod willeth to slay him*. for they are dead that willed the death of the child.* #hapter 9 !esus.born children in Bethlehem.
who had entered therein to pray. that he was healed.. he said. that # should do unto thee-* 'he leper answered! *2ord. met a leper.Jesus. saying% *Jesus. receive thy health<* (nd when he had said this the leprosy was cleansed. 2ord. so that they could scarce be contained there. and if God give thee a word spea$ it in the name of the 2ord. revealed all to )ary his mother. 'herefore with tears he prayed him. and that he could not any longer abide with her to serve her. brother. 3herefore pray thou to God. #hapter 11 !esus )ira"ulousl% healeth a leper. Jesus prayed him. hold thy peace and say nothing. )ary answered! * on. having heard this. 'he whole city of Jerusalem was moved by these words. art a man. the leper with a loud voice cried out! *Come hither. Jesus descending from the mountain to come into Jerusalem. having received this vision. wherefore they all ran together to the temple to see Jesus.* 'hen Jesus. and entered with Jesus into Jerusalem. saying! . and he will give thee health% for # am a man.* but the more he prayed him the more he cried out. as he spo$e by his servant David. Blessed be the holy name of God. telling her that he needs must suffer great persecution for the honour of God. and he will give me health. for the love of thy holy prophets give health to this sic$ man.* 'he leper answered! *# $now that thou. as thou art. saying! *'his people desireth to see thee and hear thee% therefore ascend to the pinnacle. (nd having bec$oned with the hand for silence. said! *2ord God (lmighty. and $nowing that he was a prophet sent to the house of #srael. #srael.* 'hen. have mercy on me.* Jesus answered! *3hat wilt thou. insomuch that the flesh of the leper was left unto him li$e that of a child. and goeth into !erusale/. who of his goodness and mercy willed to create his creatures that they might glorify him. saying! *'hou art foolish% pray to God who created thee. who created the splendour of all the saints and prophets before all things to send him for the salvation of the world. but an holy one of the 2ord. 'herefore the priests besought Jesus.* Jesus reproved him. saying! *Blessed be the holy name of God. 3hereupon. #hapter 1* 5irst ser/on of !esus deli'ered to the people& $onderful in do"trine "on"erning the na/e of God. Blessed . he opened his mouth. recounting that which God through Jesus had done unto the leper.Before 2ucifer in the brightness of the saints # created thee. who by divine inspiration $new Jesus to be a prophet. give me health. ere thou west born all was announced to me% wherefore blessed be the holy name of God. saying! *Brother. having said this. saying! *Behold the prophet< behold the holy one of God<* (t which words many that were going out of Jerusalem ran bac$. eeing which namely. to receive the prophet whom God sendeth unto thee*. Jesus departed therefore that day from his mother to attend to his prophetic office. touching the sic$ man with his hands in the name of God! *+ brother. sighing. thou son of David.* 'hen ascended Jesus to the place whence the scribes were wont to spea$.
which endureth for ever. for a thousand thousand who dwell above the heaven guard thy garments. who drove man out of paradise for having transgressed his holy precept. what do we to. with many that followed him.day. and save me from their snares. Blessed be the holy name of God. so be it. + Jesus. burned up three wic$ed cities. and the world shall be near its end. 'hen by his servant )oses he gave us his holy law. who created man out of the clay of the earth. and doctors. that all wept. and thou shalt not die till everything be fulfilled. and gave them this land. that # thy servant see$ thee alone. ascended the )ount of +lives to pray. in mercy hear the prayers of the servant. from the least to the greatest. and forsoo$ the law of God% he rebu$ed the doctors because they made the law of God of none effect through their traditions. (nd the priests spo$e evil of Jesus among themselves. and remember . behold there came to him the angel Gabriel. (nd having passed the whole night in prayer. (nd they meditated upon his death. that atan should not deceive us! and he e0alted us above all other peoples. how great is thy mercy upon me. for all that thou hast granted me-* 'he angel Gabriel answered! *(rise. # $now that the scribes hate me. and the priests are minded to $ill me. first parents of the human race. Blessed be the holy name of God.be the holy name of God. who with mercy loo$ed upon his creatures. 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. in the morning Jesus praying said! *+2ord. who punished and reprobated atan and his followers. sent the deluge upon the earth. ome days having passed. who would not reverence him whom God willeth to be reverenced. Jesus raised his hands to the 2ord God and prayed. Jesus. saying! *+ great 2ord God. and set him over his wor$s. (nd in such wise did Jesus spea$ to the people.* Jesus fell with his face to the ground. scribes. they spo$e no word. thy servant% therefore. Jesus having in spirit perceived the desire of the priests. as he promised to our father (braham and to his son for ever. that we be not punished for our sins-* (nd then Jesus with greatest vehemence rebu$ed the people for that they had forgotten the word of God. and the people weeping said! * o be it. *But. who had received him as a prophet of God. 2ord. and beseeching Jesus that he would pray of them% save only their priests and leaders. Jesus descended from the temple% and that day he departed from Jerusalem.* 3hen Jesus had spo$en these words. Blessed be the holy name of God. and spea$ thy word% for thy word is truth. and what shall # give thee. scourged 9gypt. scattered the enemies of his people. saying! *. and therefore sent them his holy prophets. 'hou $nowest.ear not. #hapter 1+ The re/ar2able fear of !esus and his pra%er. for thou art my salvation. (nd blessed be God. that they might wal$ in truth and righteousness before him% who delivered his servants from every evil. and the $onderful "o/fort of the angel Gabriel. 2ord.* 'he prayer being ended. who created the angels that they might serve him. crying mercy. Blessed be the holy name of God who &ust punished Cain the fratricide. chastised the unbelievers and punished the impenitent. overwhelmed "haraoh in the :ed ea. Blessed be the holy name of God. brethren. + 2ord. 2ord God almighty and merciful. who on that day conceived hatred against Jesus for having thus spo$en against the priests. + 2ord. who with mercy loo$ed upon the tears of (dam and 9ve. but for fear of the people.
but were with power.* 'he servants did so. wine. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. Jesus. and Judas #scariot the traitor. but he stole the tenth part of everything. servant of God. for they touched the heart. not eating anything day nor night. Jesus descended from the mount. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. Jesus therefore went.(braham. fishermen% Barnabas. Jesus. and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies. who wrote this. and fasted forty days and forty nights. having seen the whole matter. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. to fulfil the word of God. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need. praising and blessing God. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do.begotten son #shmael. for he hath made of water. there is here a holy man of God. and chose twelve.or he $new nothing of all that Jesus had done. and abode all night in prayer.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me. saying! *'hey have no wine. among whom is Judas. and as they were feasting the wine ran short. and it is not lawful to steal it-* 'hereupon the angel Gabriel showed unto him a sheep. at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. a true prophet sent to us from God<* . rose from the table and paid him reverence. atan having departed.fter the fast of fort% da%s.ill these vessels with water. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. with )atthew the publican. who is glorious for ever. turning the $ater into $ine. and tempted him in many words. whom he called apostles. + Jesus. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. #hapter 1. 'hen appeared atan unto him. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. and the $nife not being able to cut his son. 'he servants answered! *+ sir. who was slain upon the cross. Jesus answered! *3illingly. mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles. saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. 1is mother accosted Jesus. went up into the mountain.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. having returned to the region of Jerusalem. seeing # have no money. Jesus said! *. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* . which Jesus offered in sacrifice. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy. but where shall # find the lamb. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God.
# will pull down my barns because they are small. >erily # say unto you. and when he had sat down there his disciples came near unto him% and he opened his mouth and taught them. *>erily.3ho shall clothe us-. ?e cannot therefore find rest in the world. for they shall abound in the delights of the $ingdom of God. even so ought ye to become new men.onderful tea"hing gi'ing b% !esus to his apostles "on"erning "on'ersion fro/ the e'il life. and he should give unto you tenfold and twentyfold. *>erily. (nd forasmuch as new wine is put into new vessels. saying! *Great are the benefits which God bath bestowed on us wherefore it is necessary that we should serve him with truth of heart. if ye will contain the new doctrine that shall come out of my mouth. 9ven so # tell you in truth that ye cannot serve God and the world for the world lieth in falsehood. which God our 2ord clotheth and nourisheth with greater glory than all the glory of olomon. *No man can in any wise serve two masters that are at enmity one with the other! for if the one shall love you.3ho shall give us to eat-. or . for from me ye shall find rest for your souls. *Blessed are the poor who truly hate the delights of the world. in order that ye may do all that # tell you. *?e are &ourneying as pilgrims. 3herefore serve God and despise the world. >erily # say unto you.'hen his disciples believed on him. +ne day Jesus called together his disciples and went up on to the mountain. with the birds. that heaven and earth shall fail. covetousness. and life everlasting. # pray you.3hat shall # do. 1e ought to have been mindful of the poor.fold. blessed are they that eat at the table of God. they being si0 hundred and forty thousand men. But behold the flowers and the trees. who hath mercy upon #srael. saying! . (nd he is able to nourish you.(ssuredly not! but he beareth things light and prized for their usefulness and convenience upon the road. even God who created you and called you to his service% who for forty years caused the manna to fall from heaven for his people #srael in the wilderness.* #hapter 11 . *'ell me. for the angels shall minister unto them. and visiteth the house of Judah with love. the other will hate you. 1ear my words for # spea$ unto you in truth. yet shall not fail his mercy unto them that fear him. but rather persecution and loss. But the rich of the world in their prosperity are hungry and perish. so it is impossible to love God and the world. wretched ban< for that night he died. +h. and blessed be his holy name. 'here was a rich man whose incomings increased. would ye not give to such a man everything that ye hadBut # say unto you. and he said. . saying! *"raised be God. ee then how much ye ought to be content to serve God. that even as a man cannot see with his eyes the heaven and the earth at one and the same time. and malignity. *3eigh not down your hearts with earthly desires. that whatsoever ye shall give and shall forsa$e for love of God. for they shall be comforted. . + my soul. and did not suffer their clothing to wa0 old or perish. 'his now should be an e0ample unto you% and if ye desire another e0ample # will give it you. Doth the pilgrim encumber himself with palaces and fields and other earthly matters upon the way. ye receive it bac$ an hundred. and to have made himself friends with the alms of unrighteous riches of this world% for they bring treasures in the $ingdom of heaven. blessed are they that mourn this earthly life. and # will build new and greater ones! therefore thou shalt triumph my soul<. if ye should give your money into the ban$ to a publican. besides women and children. verily. and many returned to their heart.
+ 2ord God% and loo$ with pity upon (braham and upon his seed. 1aving said this. sleepeth not. whom God hath sent into the world. ye shall be truly my disciples% for the world hath been ever an enemy of servants of God. and the true faith of )u/in. "hilip. 1e hath had no beginning. 1e hath no father nor mother% he hath no sons. immaterial. and God8s prote"tion sa'ing the/. however. uncompounded. Jesus answered! *"hilip. and to everything shall he give an end. #n short. of the most simple substance. Jesus sighed and said! *1ave mercy on #srael.#t is surely written in #saiah that God is our father% how. . that here on earth thou canst not see him nor $now him perfectly% but in his $ingdom thou shalt see him for ever! wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory. But after me shall come the plendour of all the prophets and holy ones. that ye may be my disciples. and God said to )oses his servant! . even as in the time of 9li&ah ten thousand prophets were slain by Jezebel. wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter. insomuch that scarcely did poor 9li&ah escape. but to everything hath he given a beginning. have spo$en dar$ly. 2ord God of our fathers. in order that they may serve thee with truth of heart. but we desire. because he is the messenger of God* (nd having said this. 1e is so good that he loveth goodness only% he is so &ust that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid.* #hapter 13 7ere is sho$n forth the perse"ution of the ser'ants of God b% the $orld.four thousand.>erily thou art a hidden God. and said! *1ave mercy. 3hen Jesus had said this. Jesus said! *?e have not chosen me.ear . and seven thousand sons of prophets who were hidden by the captain of (hab*s host.. then. (nd because God hath no body. but abideth eternally without human similitude. have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city. "hilip answered! *3e are content to serve God. but to the sense. + 2ord our God<* Jesus said! *>erily # say unto you.* Jesus answered! * o be it. dieth not. wal$eth not. what sayest thou.or all the prophets. the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies. contrary to the prophecies of the true prophets of God! wherefore God is wrath with the house of #srael and with this faithless generation. for that he is incorporeal. and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy covenant. unrighteous world. hath he no sons-* Jesus answered! *'here are written in the prophets many parables. for #saiah the prophet said! .* "hilip answered! *)aster. +h. that $nowest not God< .# am that which # am. 1e alone hath no e8ual. therefore he eateth not.* 1is disciples wept at these words.#hapter 17 6n this "hapter is "learl% per"ei'ed the unbelief of #hristians. and shall shed light upon the dar$ness of all that the prophets have said. nor will he ever have an end. #f then the world shall hate you. 1is disciples answered! * o be it. 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. :emember 6the7 holy prophets that have been slain by the world. + God. moveth not.. nor companions. that are one hundred and forty. to $now God. but # have chosen you. nor brethren. # say unto thee.
but rather with good. giving testimony against the twelve tribes of #srael. what shall become of us-* Jesus answered! *>erily ye in the day of &udgment shall sit beside me. will atan deceive me. + brethren-* 'hey all cried out! *Give us health<* Jesus answered! *(h.* 'he disciples were sore grieved at this word% whereupon he who writeth secretly 8uestioned Jesus with tears. des"ending fro/ the /ountain. perchance. and so he putteth not on any garment that is displeasing to his master.* #hapter 19 !esus foretelleth his betra%al.* 1aving finished his devotions. for # your God am holy% be ye pure. Now how much less ought ye to thin$ that God would abandon you. have ye so lost your reason for that ye say! .Be not sore grieved. that the world will greatly fear you if ye shall observe my words. because in him is not the divine feeling. and one of them is a devil. have more care of the birds than of man. behold we have felt all to follow thee. wherefore will ye lay it to heart. . ?our garments are your will and your love. Behold the sparrows and other birds. and shall # then become reprobate-* Jesus answered! . for whose sa$e he hath created everything. :e&oice. and met ten lepers.( leaf of a tree falleth not without the will of God. and said unto them! *3hat will ye of me. for the hairs of your head are numbered so that they shall not perish. so be it. who careth more for his shoes than for his own son.ire is not e0tinguished with fire. 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. Call unto our God that hath created you! and he that is almighty and merciful will heal you. Jesus came down from the mountain with his disciples.(ssuredly not. for he who shall hate me is not grieved at my saying. what thing is this.* (t his words the chosen were comforted. then. Beware. but rather with water% even so # say unto you that ye shall not overcome evil with evil. offer him the other that he may smite it. oought ye to do good to all% for it is written in the law! . and therefore hate ye the world. and his disciples said! *(men. hall God. and he will heal us. #s there any man.for # have chosen twelve.* (nd having said this Jesus sighed. healeth ten lepers.Be ye holy. but yet an holy one of God and a prophet of the 2ord% wherefore pray thou to God. 3ith tears the lepers answered! *3e $now that thou art man li$e us. . son of David. . Jesus made his prayers.#n your patience ye shall possess your soul. who causeth the sun to come upon the good and evil. for thy name is written in the boo$ of life. #f ye shall see your words scorned by the world lay it not to heart. >erily # say unto you that the servant studieth to please his master.ear not.or if it feared not to have its wic$edness revealed it would not hate you. "eter answered! *+ teacher.not therefore ye. then. for so do all the worst animals% but render good for evil. Behold God. :ender not evil for evil. 'herefore if one shall give you a blow on one side of the face. whereof falleth not one feather without the will of God. have mercy on us<* Jesus called them near to him. not to will or to love a thing that is displeasing to God. ee ye not me to be a man li$e yourselves. Barnabas% for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. saying! *+ master. because # tell you the truth. and li$ewise the rain. saying! *+ 2ord.* Jesus comforted his disciples.Give us health-. wretched that ye are. 3hen Jesus had said this. while ta$ing care of the birds< (nd why spea$ # of the birds. *Believe me. saying! *. therefore it will hate you and persecute you. but it feareth to be revealed. and. for # am perfect. + dust and clay of the earth.. for # am pure% and be ye perfect. who from afar off cried out! *Jesus. our 2ord. Be ye sure that God hateth the pomps and lusts of the world. and pray God for them that hate you. 2ord God almighty and merciful.
fter$ards he healeth the daughter of the #anaanites. said! *+ 9lohim abaoth. (nd Jesus was sleeping upon the prow of the ship. and raising his eyes to heaven. and awo$e him. But Jesus wal$ing through the midst of them. )any were the lepers in the time of 9lisha in Judaea% nevertheless only Naaman the yrian was cleansed. departed from them. with the $ingdom of God. was surrounded by as many as dwelt in the city.* 'he lepers departed and on the way were cleansed. 3hereupon one of them. (nd having found Jesus he bowed himself. and having embar$ed in a ship sailed to his city of Nazareth% whereupon there was a great tempest in the sea. 'hen drew near to him his disciples. saying! *+ master.* 'hen. saying! *2ord. saying! *(nd who is this. 3herefore the seamen feared. but to serve! wherefore go to shine home. returned to find Jesus. have mercy upon them.'hereupon the disciples prayed Jesus. 1aving arrived at the city of Nazareth the seamen spread through the city all that Jesus had wrought. #n the time of 9li&ah there were many widows in Judaea. because no prophet is received in his own country. but it shall not be given them.* 'hen groaned Jesus and prayed to God.* 'he cleansed leper departed. saying! *2ord God almighty and merciful. Jesus went to the sea of Galilee.* 3hereupon Jesus. and the sea became calm. are drawing nigh. and having arrived in his own neighbourhood recounted how much God through Jesus had wrought in him. #hapter *1 !esus healeth a de/onia". for we perish<* 'hey were encompassed with very great fear. insomuch that the ship was nigh unto sin$ing. (nd the scribes and doctors having presented themselves unto him said! *3e have heard how much thou hast wrought in the sea and in Judaea! give us therefore some sign here in thine own country.* Jesus answered! *'his faithless generation see$ a sign. that the sea and the wind obey him-. . Jesus arose. seeing that he was healed. by reason of the great wind that was contrary and the roaring of the sea.* 'hen were the citizens enraged and seized him and carried him on to the top of a precipice to cast him down. and saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God* and with than$s he prayed him that he would receive him for servant. #hapter *0 )ira"le on the sea $rought b% !esus. have mercy upon thy servants. and recount how much God hath done in thee. Jesus answered! *'en have been cleansed% where are the nine-* (nd he said to him that was cleansed! *# am not come to be served. in order that they may $now that the promises made to (braham and his son. and grant them health. save thyself. suddenly the wind ceased. having said this. when Jesus had said this. and the s$ine are "ast into the sea. . and he was an #shmaelite. but he was not sent to be nourished save unto a widow of idon. and !esus de"lares $here the prophet is re"ei'ed. whereupon the house where Jesus was. turned himself to the lepers and said! *Go and show yourselves to the priests according to the law of God. doing reverence unto him. have mercy and hear$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.
+ foolish ones. and returning to her home found her daughter. near to the sea. (nd lo< a woman of Canaan with her two sons. and he did great harm to the man. 'he disciples were moved to pity. and prayed Jesus that he would depart. she cried out! *Jesus. 'he men were filled with fear and prayed Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. and as he drew near to the city behold there came out of the tombs one that was possessed of a devil.)any blows and in&uries with little bread. But what receiveth he. saying! *+ holy one of God. doth the dog guard the house of his master. circumcised people. what the dog doth. and said! *+ woman. have mercy on my daughter. 'hey answered! * i0 thousand si0 hundred and si0ty. 'hen fled into the city they that fed the swine.* 'hen the woman. according to the law written in the boo$ of )oses.* (nd this said Jesus by reason of their uncleanness. who was blessing God.?ea. with her sons. for the service of his master. and recounted all that had been brought to pass by Jesus.#t is necessary that the demon should depart. have pity on them< Behold how much they cry out and weep<* Jesus answered! *# am not sent but unto the people of #srael.* 'hen were the disciples sorrowful. and in such wise that no chain could hold him.* (nd having raised his hands to heaven he prayed to God. and who shall be able to receive them-* Jesus answered! .* 3herefore the woman said! *>erily there is none other God than the God of #srael. (ccordingly the men of the city came forth and found Jesus and the man that was healed.* 3hen the disciples heard this they were affrighted. and he always showeth to his master a &oyful countenance. and e0pose his life against the robber. the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters* table. that hath no reason.* 'hen was Jesus seized with admiration at the words of the woman. who is tormented of the devil< Jesus did not answer even a single word.* 3hereupon all her $insfol$ &oined themselves unto the law of 6God7. saying that they were dogs-* Jesus answered! *>erily # say unto you that a dog is better than an uncircumcised man. weeping and saying! *+ son of David. and then he said! *+ woman. thy daughter is freed. 'hen said Jesus! *3here is your faith. why didst thou ma$e such answer to the woman.* 3ith a roar the demons entered into the swine. #hapter ** )iserable "ondition of the un"ir"u/"ised in that a dog is better than the%. 'he demons cried out through his mouth. 'he woman answered! *+ 2ord. Jesus as$ed them how many they were. go thy way in peace. ye will find my saying to be true. and enter into the swine. because they were of the uncircumcised people. Jesus accordingly departed from them and went up into the parts of 'yre and idon. 'he disciples 8uestioned Jesus on that day. saying! *+ master.#f ye consider.Jesus went up to Capernaum. went before Jesus. son of David. 1aving therefore seen him come with his disciples.* 'he demons therefore cried! *3e will come out. but permit us to enter into those swine. great is thy faith. 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. why art thou come before the time to trouble us-* (nd they prayed him that he would not cast them forth.* 'he woman departed. and cast them headlong into the sea. and not #. 'hereupon Jesus said! *Depart. assuredly. #s this true-* . about ten thousand swine belonging to the Canaanites. and said! *+ master.* 'here were feeding there. who had come forth out of her own country to find Jesus. si0. saying! *1ard are these words. because they were of the un. 'ell me.
. and into it he breathed the breath of life. + master. because that idolatry was multiplied up the earth.while thy servant was $eeping thy servant*s floc$ there came the wolf. and "o'enant of God $ith . Jesus answered! *2et it suffice you that God hath commanded it to (braham. Jesus sat nigh unto the mountain which they loo$ed upon. (nd hence. :emember that which David said to aul $ing of #srael.'herefore will thy servant go in the name of the 2ord God of #srael. * 'he disciples trembled with fear at these words of Jesus. # will cut thee<.*'rue it is. 3hereupon God told to (braham the fact concerning circumcision. (nd having said this. saying! . and from generation to generation came down the obligation of circumcision.(braham. 'his did (dam observe in his sons. circumcise thy fores$in and that of all thy house. +f the clay of the earth created God flesh. saying! ..'he soul that shall not have his flesh circumcised.# have sworn by God to cut it% # will never be a liar<.)y lord. saying! . so is he bound to observe all that (dam promised with an oath. Jesus spo$e again.. 'hen said the disciples! *'ell us + master for what reason man must needs be circumcised-. with an inbreathing therein. and that he cut off. (nd what is this uncircumcised one but li$e unto them . 'hen said Jesus! *(dam the first man having eaten. (nd therefore when the flesh shall hinder the service of God it ought to be spurned li$e clay and trampled on. and will slay this unclean one that blasphemeth the holy people of God. and made this covenant. his flesh rebelled against the spirit% whereupon he swore. by fraud of atan. he seized his flesh to cut it with the sharp edge of the stone! whereupon he was rebu$ed by the angel Gabriel. forasmuch as he that hateth his soul in this world shall $eep it in life eternal. and the lion and seized thy servant*s sheep! whereupon thy servant went and slew them.** #hapter *+ Orgin of #ir"u/"ision. rescuing the sheep. for he is deprived of paradise. the bear. saying! *'he spirit in many is ready in the service of God. &ust as every man ta$eth flesh from the flesh of (dam. (nd he answered! . for with vehemence of spirit he spo$e.. . *3hat the flesh is at this present its desires ma$e manifest . and da/nation of the un"ir"u/"ised. and ye shall see how unrighteous he is in not observing the covenant of God made with (braham his servant. against Goliath the "hilistine! .By God. for this is a covenant between me and thee for ever. (nd having bro$en a piece of roc$. the food forbidden of God in paradise. (nd his disciples came to his side to listen to his words. and where it had its origin. 'he man therefore that feareth God ought to consider what the flesh is. said David. (nd having said this.* answered the disciples. # will scatter him from among my people for ever. and whereto it shall be reduced.braha/. But in the time of (braham there were but few circumcised upon the earth. 'hen said Jesus! *Consider now how much God hath given to man.that it is a harsh enemy of all good! for it alone desireth sin. 'hen said Jesus! 2eave fear to him that hath not circumcised his fores$in. but the flesh is wea$. *'hen the angel showed him the superfluity of his flesh.
which is tormented in this flame. have mercy on me.bread.Consider ye this. and was fain to have those crumbs that fell from the glutton*s table. and wore the Coarsest raiment. o far from it that they live here li$e immortals. who ate barley. on. 'herefore send 2azarus to announce to them how much # am suffering. who fled through desert places of the mountains. all moc$ed him.+ father (braham. ye shall $now what the flesh is. and 6that7 for the space of seven years. >erily # say unto you that they. who bear others to the burial. hating the flesh. so as not to offend against the law of God given by )oses his servant. *(braham answered! . and send 2azarus. his creator. but only torments for their sins. and only desire that which is necessary.* said Jesus. (h. in order that they may repent and not come hither. for they build great houses and purchase great revenues and live in pride. let them hear them. *(braham answered! . #t came to pass that the poor man died. remember that thou receivedst thy good in the other life and 2azarus his evil% wherefore now thou shalt be in torment. saying! *3oe to those who are servants to their flesh. and go and serve the false and lying gods. 'his should suffice for the spurning of the flesh.. 'he rich man also died. how much cold he endured< (h. *:emember 9li&ah. saying! . But if ye will gaze at the sepulchres.. *'he rich man answered! .. who was full of wounds. clad in goats* s$in. Jesus wept. + men. (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.Nay. undergoing the greatest torment.'hey have )oses and the prophets. and so every day held a splendid feast. to give their flesh for food of worms.*+ught then man for the sa$e of satisfying one of his enemies to leave off pleasing God. + wretched they. * ee then whether the poor are blessed. 'here stood at his gate a poor man by name 2azarus. *who have patience. how many showers drenched him. and the angels carried him to the arms of (braham our father. how many days he supped not< (h. *'he rich man cried out again.. father (braham% but if one dead shall arise they will believe. for they are sure not to have any good in the other life. were feared with great terror by the $ing and princes. he lifted up his eyes and from afar saw 2azarus in the arms of (braham. +nly the dogs had pity on him.+ father (braham. 'hen cried the rich man! . in my house there are three brethren of mine. and the devils carried him to the arms of atan% whereupon. for they lic$ed his wounds.3hoso believeth not )oses and the prophets will not believe even the dead if they should arise.* #hapter *0 . eating only grass.ueting and feasting. wherein endured that fierce persecution of the unclean Jezebel< :emember 9lisha. *(braham answered! .. and do not learn the truth. # tell you that there was a rich glutton who paid no heed to aught but gluttony. who upon his fingers may bring me a drop of water to cool my tongue. not fearing to spurn the flesh.* #hapter *9atable e:a/ple ho$ one ought to flee fro/ ban. But no one gave them to him% nay. 1aving said this. and 2azarus in consolation.
. and he will provide for your need. saying! . 'hen said he who writeth! *+ master. @nderstand ye-* *?ea.'ruly # say to you that he who shall not hate his father and his mother. . 63hy7 do you bid us to hate father and mother-.or he that loves God has God for his own% and whoever has God has everything. answered the disciples. and the bridle is put on him that he may wal$ at thy will. . as he confesseth . and beaten when he is not obedient! so do thou. when he $new this. how can one love God with true love. and his own life. then how we ought to hate our flesh! for to $ill oneself is not lawful. . for that there is enmity between there cities.or he that hath Jerusalem for his native country buildeth not houses in amaria. he is tied up that he may not annoy any one. *>erily # say unto you. But in this is $nown its madness.* Jesus answered! */eep thy flesh li$e a horse. insomuch that nothing shall be lac$ing unto you. God commanded that such a disobedient son should be stoned by the wrath of the people before the gate of the city. . (nd much as it amasseth.'ell us. true are thy words and therefore have we forsa$en all to follow thee. for David the prophet did the same thing. 'hen Jesus said! . that the more it amasseth the more it desireth. it is written in the 2aw of God in the Boo$ of )oses! 1onour your father.>erily # say unto you. traightway the man. "eter answered! . that the amassing much in this life giveth sure witness of not having anything to receive in the other..# am as an horse before thee! and am always by thee. 'herefore let one single robe suffice for you. #hapter *1 7o$ one ought to lo'e God. cast away your purse. and thou shalt live securely. saying! . and labour without measure. but all would be in common. then. . such is not worthy to be loved of God. Jesus replied! .?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.'here was a man on a &ourney who. "eter answered! . 'ell us. *(nd be not offended at my words.1e who would not believe this is mad.7o$ one ought to despise the flesh. #s that credible-.nd in this "hapter is "ontained the $onderful "ontention of . whether is poorer he who is content with little.+ master. sold his cloa$ to buy that field.braha/ $ith his father. and children and wife for love of God. that you may live long upon the earth. *Now tell me. for the fleshly repose of others doth it amass the same. as he was wal$ing. or he who desireth much.+ master. + Barnabas. and living we needs must give it its livelihood. that if the world had but a sound mind no one would amass anything for himself. and ho$ one ought to li'e in the $orld.or unto a horse food is given by measure.3hat shall happen to us -. discovered a treasure in a field that was to be sold for five pieces of money. carry no wallet.. he is $ept in a poor place. 'he disciples answered! .. no sandals on your feet% and do not thin$. 'hereupon Jesus said! . but have thought to do the will of God.. (nd further he says! Cursed be the son that obeys not his father and his mother. and thou shalt live always with God.
said the old man.Jesus replied! . what is more precious. and he defends not himself<. 'hen said (braham! .#f you were of age to understand.ather.. my son.Because. hearing his son spea$ so% the son went on! . what shall # do. the gods are without breath. for no god ma$es war upon another god% no. said he.* (braham answered! *. (braham answered! .(ll the world says that it is a god. truly. perhaps. . said (braham. father. 'hen the old man was angry. 'herefore # say to you that all that which you possess God has bestowed it upon you! and so. they have peace among themselves-.ool. who has sent me to the 1ouse of #srael.. . e0cept that the father of (braham was an image.. but he does not put his hands to 6the tas$7% it is only necessary that man come to pray to his God and to give him lambs and sheep.9very word of mine is true.ather.# should li$e to $now who made the first God. father-* 'he old man replied! *'hey are infinite in number. the god that wills me evil shall slay my own god. .. but one man one. father. and yet never have # seen that one god has smitten another god. o one day he said to his father! *.( fine god. and said! ..3hen your father and your mother with every other thing is a stumbling bloc$ to you in the service of God.* (braham answered! *1ow many gods are there. that one is of olive. mad fellow. and his God will help him. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. it lac$s but breath<. if you were a man # could $ill you<. that God helps man to ma$e man. who made and worshipped false gods. abandon them as enemies. he gave blows and $ic$s to (braham. then. (braham said! . that these are not God. ... # would brea$ your head with this a0e! But hold your peace. when you are hungry you desire bread and not words. it is not so% for # have heard an old man weeping and saying! *+ my God. and another.(braham was seven years old when he began to see$ God. .+ father.and why-. # pray you tell us how (braham moc$ed his father.is of palm wood.?our words are true. (nd then at that moment he was ma$ing an idol. o. 'he father was beside himself.ma$er. what shall # do if # serve one god and another 6god7 wishes me evil because # do not serve him. my son.+ son. how give they life.#t is certain that he will slay me also. and so war will arise among the gods. and my father made me. why have you not given me children-** 1is father replied! *#t is true. saying! . 'he old man. how can it be that man should ma$e the gods. (braham answered! . ?es. every day # ma$e a god. 1is father said! .6.#t is certain. if the gods help to ma$e man. 'he old man answered! .(ssuredly..* 'hen (braham said! *+ father. that little one is of ivory! see how fine it is< Does it not seem as though it were alive. (braham answered! .. But tell me.Now go out of my house<. and chased him from the house. because you have not understanding<. what be the gods li$e-. it is a great sin to burn wood. father. . By my gods.(nd so. 'he old man was wroth at these words. answered the old man.'hen how do they give breath.'hey have. and you $now not what the gods are li$e<. the gods have not helped you to ma$e so many other children that you should become the most powerful man in the world-.. when you have made so many gods. and spea$ no words to me% for.. the gift or the giver.or this reason7 there was enmity between them. (nd assuredly all men do not serve one god. laughing. that you cut him as you will.ather. have no fear.(nd being without life.#n any case discord will come between them. Did not God say to (braham! Go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. (nd if. (nd having said this. such that the father wished to burn his son. #hapter *7 ...(nd if the gods are made of wood. answered! . .. because it is not mine. Jesus replied! .3hy did God say this.ather. say that it is not. in the great temple there are a thousand gods with the great god Baal% and # am now near seventy years old. how is it that. "eter answered! . was the world for some time without men-.'his. which # sell to others to buy bread. and you. but God*s.and leave me to ma$e this god 8uic$ly. what made man-* 'he foolish father answered! *)an 6made man7% for # made you.
(ccordingly the men collected a great 8uantity of wood. o they laid hold on him.+ master. through his angel. fell in pieces. Jesus answered! .Certain it is that he desires no fellows. cried out! . 'hey answered! . for you are of age to have a god. 1is father.?ou have forgotten the words of the prophet. and stood amazed at the prudence of (braham. Jesus said! . having entered into the temple. every li$e loves his li$e. when they saw their gods so bro$en in pieces. and having bound (braham*s hands and feet put him upon the wood.6n this "hapter is "learl% seen ho$ i/proper is laughter in /en& also the pruden"e of . + my father. + men. and let us slay him who has slain our gods<. and put fire underneath. But (braham bare beneath his tunic an a0e hidden. without seeing who carried him% and thus (braham escaped death. seen by certain men. commanded the fire that it should not burn (braham his servant. 'hen Jesus said. 'herefore. mindful of the many discourses of (braham against their gods. who says! "resent laughter is a herald of weeping to come. o be it. #hapter *3 3hen every one had departed from the temple. 'hen said "hilip! .. 'hen Jesus said! . they cried out with lamentation! . (braham truly found himself free.'omorrow is the festival of all the gods% therefore we shall go to the great temple and bear a present to my god. and having arrived at the temple. when he departed. (braham answered! .. (braham having come to the age of twelve years.#n the time of )oses. . going forth from the temple. because this life passes in miseries. saying! . who has slain our gods< for this a0e is mine. 'he fire blazed up with great fury. (braham answered with guile! . e0cept the great god Baal. for you shall surely weep 6for it7. as the crowd increased (braham hid himself behind an idol in a dar$ part of the temple. 'here ran together there about ten thousand men. through being old and composed of pieces. and burned about two thousand men of those who had condemned (braham to death. 3hereupon. (nd you shall choose for yourself a god. (t its feet he placed the a0e. for they.Come 8uic$ly..3e laughed over the madness of the old man. with the priests. being carried by the angel of God near to the house of his father.. and further.. *2o< God. 'hen (braham too$ the a0e and cut off the feet of all the idols. if you were not mad you would not laugh at madness. and recognizing the a0e wherewith (braham had bro$en in pieces the idols. amid the ruins which the statues made. the priests closed the temple and went away. and therein finds pleasure. 'he disciples answered! .. wherefore he did not stay to see$ him. but sit where they weep. who suspected him of having gone to thieve something from the temple. and 8uestioned (braham of the reason why he had destroyed their gods. $now you not that for laughing and moc$ing at others God turned into hideous beasts many men of 9gypt. . his father said to him! . 'hereupon..Beware that in anywise you laugh not at any one. ?ou shall not go where is laughter. 'he disciples laughed over the madness of the old man.#t is the great God that has slain them. (nd so betimes in the morning they went before every one else to the temple. how came it to pass that (braham*s father wished to burn his son-.'ruly # say to you. (nd he recounted to them all that had passed between him and his son. great Baal.+ne day.. But Jesus reproved them.#t has been this traitor of a son of mine. (braham. believed that (braham had gone home before him.?ou are foolish< hall then a man slay God. 'hen arrived there the father of (braham.3illingly.)y God have mercy on us.. ee you not that a0e which he has near his feet. who.braha/.
*(braham. 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this.2ove the 2ord your God. and your neighbour as yourself. a feast of our nation . he said!.. for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men.. two other times in a similar manner. o be it<.# am sure # heard myself called by name. where.(braham<. and there is none other god but me. you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife. 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me. turning round and not seeing any one on any side. what must # do to have eternal life-. he thought that they had been God. 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! . 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred.)aster.# am your God. since he ma$es man. :emaining thus in suspense. + master. and give life% # lead down to hell. for God wishes to spea$ with you. (braham answered him! . for # have chosen you as my servant. he heard himself called by name.Go to that fount and wash yourself.. 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God..1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<.3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-. saying! .. and the sun.3hat calls me-. (nd so. .3ho calls me-. # stri$e down. 'he tempter answered.ear not. with all your heart and your mind.one is able to deliver himself out of my hands.Go up that mountain. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth.. 1e answered! . saying! . hesaid! . 'he voice answered! . 'hereupon. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. saying! . how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God. and washed himself in the fount.'here must be a God who has life and power more than man. the angel said! .Do the same as this.. 3hen (braham had washed himself. Jesus answered! . being by himself. near to the enofegia. . Gabriel.. Jesus answered! . 'he angel answered! . the moon. (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree. 'hen. Jesus lifted up his hands..1aving arrived near to the house of his father.1ow should # wash myself-.(braham<. + God. 'hen God spo$e.(nd who is my neighbour-. + (braham.# am God alone. and you shall have eternal life..1ow is it written in the 2aw-.. 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! . + (braham. saying! .. for God wilshes to spea$ to you there.(braham<. (braham answered! . saying! . But after considering their variableness with their movements. there came to him a doctor.3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-. bent his face to earth. (braham. 1e said to him! . 'ell us. saying! .?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so. and ma$e whole% # slay. 3hereupon.# am the angel of God. but rise up. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. and man without God could not ma$e man.Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him. loo$ing round upon the stars.. # say. he heard himself called by name.#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! ..#t must be 6necessarily7 that God does not move and that clouds do not hide him 6as they hide the planets7% otherwise men would be reduced to nothing. and your neighbour. (nd having said this. (braham.. filled with fear. Jesus answered! . #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem.'o you be honour and glory. and # bring out thereof. ?ou shall love your God above all things. he said! . (braham answered! . . and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people. saying! . and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! . (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7. 'hen said (braham! .Do not fear.. .# will do everything. 'hen said God! . (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him. and no.
'he man was departing% and Jesus said! .1ave you any money-. and said! . he said! . and said! . Jesus came thither with his disciples. the disciples sat down to table without washing their hands. wounded and stripped% whereupon they departed. (nd turning to the centurion. 'hen they departed in confusion. whose image is it-. 'he scribes called Jesus. even as his angel said to me in my sleep.. .'here is only the God of #srael.. for # will speedily return and conduct you to my own home. Jesus turned himself to the priests.2ord. he said! . Jesus answered! .+ffer and ma$e vows to the 'emple. and many scribes... and binding up his wounds for him and comforting him. 3hereupon.s.Jesus answered. the heat departed from him. .'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you..None shall eat of my bread that does not worship the God of #srael.Caesar.3herefore do not your disciples observe the traditions of our elders.. he bra$e in pieces all his own gods. 'he man $new that when Jesus said! ..( man was going down from Jerusalem to go to Jericho. #hapter +* +ne s$illed in the 2aw invited Jesus to supper.'ell me. and that which is God*s give it to God. 'hen Jesus marvelled greatly. 'he doctor departed in confusion. 'hey answered! .Be of good cheer.Behold this stranger. because God. Jesus answered! . he set him upon his own horse. in not washing their hands before they eat bread-.. 'hen Jesus said! . 'he doctor answered! . 'herefore said he! .. (nd having presented four gold pieces to the sic$ man for the host. and too$ the wounded man and washed his wounds with wine. should come to my house. who announced to him how his son was healed. 'his man on the road was seized by robbers. a prophet of God. and anointed them with ointment.. and having entered into his house. has granted health to your son. 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.)aster. is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar-. #hapter +1 'hen drew near to Jesus the priests.1e who showed mercy. a city rebuilt under a curse... my son is sic$% have mercy on my old age<. 'he centurion answered! .. in order to tempt him.'a$e care of this man. seeing the wounded man.which of these was the neighbour-. #n li$e manner passed a 2evite.Give therefore. seeing the wounded man. . he said! .that which is Caesar*s to Caesar.'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you<.?esterday. (nd ta$ing a penny in his hand. #t chanced that a priest passed by that place. was moved to compassion. (nd behold there drew near a centurion. and he. he gave him into the charge of the host. 'hey said! . . Jesus turned round to Judas. leaving him half dead.2ord.3ait for me. # am not worthy that you.?ou have answered rightly% therefore go and do you li$ewise. and on the road he met his servants. and alighted from his horse. saying! . passed on without greeting him. said Jesus.. for what cause have you annulled the precept of God to observe your traditions. who.(t what hour did the fever leave him-. and turning to the crowd. to tempt him. for he has more faith than all that # have found in #srael. and said to them! . to ma$e prayer over your son.'his penny has an image! tell me. #t chanced that there passed 6also7 a amaritan. lifting up his eyes! .. for # will come to your house. said Jesus. saying! .. 'he man answered! . he said! . 'he centurion went his way.. for the great faith that he has given you.(nd # as$ you. his son received his health. and # will pay you all. having arrived in the evening at the inn. at the si0th hour. 3hereupon. the true and living God. (nd when he had risen on the morrow. without saying a word.?ou say to the sons of poor fathers! .Go in peace. saying! . A3hereupon the man believed in our God. . waited for him in the house.
is his god.'his money is consecrated to God. (nd so the fornicator has for his image the harlot. but . the glutton and drun$ard has for image his own flesh. will they not defile my conscience-. by reason of the benefit they received therefrom. immediately the house falls in ruin. but that which comes out of the man defiles the man. 1ypocrites< you do this to fill your purse. 9ven so then say # to you. hypocrites. Jesus answered! . and the covetous has for his image silver and gold. and so you have done us wrong.% whereby the fathers suffer. 9very one was silent. answered every one.'ruly this people worships me in vain.. insomuch that they called it god. 'ruly # say to you. but you yourselves the while are not willing to move them with one of your fingers. but will come out of the man. + false scribes. (nd when their fathers wish to ta$e money. Jesus answered! . began to offer to the statue roses and flowers. you have spo$en much against idolatry as though the people of #srael had idols. 3hereupon. and no one any account should do him hurt. in such wise that it is necessary to build it up anew! but if every other part give way it can be repaired..#f the foundation give way. +h miserable ones< for to others you show the most clear way. and so li$ewise every other sinner. because it deprives a man entirely of faith. 3hich thing from custom was transformed into a law. by which you will not go. that idolatry is the greatest sin. saying! . if not the usage of the elders.Disobedience will not enter into the man. 'hen said he who had invited him! .)aster.or there was a $ing who e0ceedingly loved his father. or other unclean meats.(ssuredly not. and said! .# $now well that in #srael today there are not statues of wood% but there are statues of flesh. that every evil has entered into the world under the prete0t of the elders.(nd so we are idolaters-.place of the city.. 'hereupon. said one of the scribes! .)aster. .?ou shall worship. caused to be made an image li$e to his father. when Jesus with his finger pointed to the foundation.:ender to me the sacrifice of praise. to honour it. and with all your mind.'ruly all that which a man loves. as he says by his servant David the prophet! hall # then eat the flesh of bulls and drin$ the blood of sheep. and offer to me your vows% for if # should be hungry # will not as$ aught of you. and conse8uently of God% so that he can have no . and follow the traditions of their elders. *?ou scribes and doctors lay upon the shoulders of others weights of unbearable weight. #hapter ++ 'hen Jesus said! . which is the greatest sin-. does God use this money.#t is true. his son for his own consolation. and the abundance of paradise is with me. for which he leaves everything else but that. seeing that all things are in my hands. whose name was Baal. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . 'hen said one of the doctors! . said Jesus. for they have annulled my 2aw given to them by my servant )oses. the sons cry out! .. from his heart% and therefore will he be defiled when he shall eat forbidden food.#f # shall eat por$. and in a short time the offerings were changed into money and food. and therefore you tithe rue and mint.?ou shall love the 2ord your God with all your soul. (nd he made a decree that every one who approached that statue within a space of fifteen cubits should be safe.3hich is the greatest ruin of a house-. 'hen answered all the scribes in wrath! .. that to eat bread with unclean hands defiles not a man. 'ruly # say to you. 1ence the malefactors. the precept says not .. insomuch that the idol of Baal spread through all the world% and how much does God lament this by the prophet #saiah. who made idolatry to enter into the world. when the father was dead.. because that which enters into the man defiles not the man. and set it up in the mar$et..(nd they ma$e vows of that little wherewith they ought to support their fathers. #s this true-. for God eats not.'ruly # say to you. 'ell me. and with all your heart.
(fterwards said Jesus! . friend.. he would always weep here on earth and account himself most mean. But the scribes and priests. when our people had made the calf.(rise.or they $new truly where they had fallen through their pride. # say. *'ruly # say to you. man.#n the name of God. and you shall see how grave is this sin. 3hereupon Jesus. in order that he who invited you may come and say! .3hen you are invited. and when they had worshipped it. . in order that if a greater friend of the host come the host say not to you! . having lift up his heart to God.?ou shall not ma$e to yourself any image of those things which are in heaven nor of those things which are under the heaven. above<. reproaching him with these words! . but found it not. stretch out your infirm hand< . (nd li$e "haraoh they hardened their heart! wherefore they sought occasion to slay him. +h. nor shall you ma$e it of those things which are above the earth. God said.(rise and sit lower down<* which were a shame to you. .:emember that which God spo$e and which )oses and Joshua wrote in the 2aw. prayed. for they perceived that it could not in any wise be assailed. with the miracle he had wrought.. But every other sin leaves to man the hope of obtaining mercy! and therefore # say that idolatry is the greatest sin. and he that humbles himself shall be e0alted. and did shine li$e the dawn! truly to earth is fallen your pride<. *'ruly # say to you. that atan became not reprobate for any other sin than for his pride.#n order that you may $now that my words are true. nor of those which are under the earth% nor of those which are above the water. as if it had never had anything wrong with it. to whom God has given the sword to destroy ini8uities. .1ow are you fallen from heaven. + 2ucifer. But go and sit in the meanest place. remember not to set yourself in the highest place. (nd having eaten somewhat. Jesus said again! . 1e stretched it out whole. that if a man $new his miseries. terrible &udgment of God upon the idolaters<. (nd having said this. were $indled with greater hatred.. and then said! . having understood that he spo$e against the traditions of the elders. (ll stood amazed at the spea$ing of Jesus.or then shall you have great honour! for every one that e0alts himself shall be humbled. .or on account of such is God wroth with the princes and $ings of the earth. nor of those which are under the water. and come and sit here.spiritual affection. 'hen Jesus continued! . 'hen with fear of God they began to eat. . . by commandment of God Joshua and the tribe of 2evi too$ the sword and slew of them one hundred and twenty thousand of those that did not crave mercy of God. who will ta$e vengeance for this sin upon the fathers and upon their children even to the fourth generation. 9ven as says the prophet #saiah%.. :emember how. Jesus gave than$s% and that day it was published through Jerusalem how great things Jesus had said. spea$ing to #srael! . that were the beauty of the angels. strong and &ealous. craving mercy of God. beyond every other thing. that it were better to burn a city than to leave an evil custom.'ruly # say to you.or # am your God. .or no other cause did the first man with his wife weep for a hundred years without ceasing. #hapter +'here stood before the door one who had his right hand shrun$en in such fashion that he could not use it. insomuch that the people gave than$s to God blessing his holy name.
Because atan had. as God lives. Jesus answered! . saying! .+ 2ord. )a$e prayer unceasingly. 3hereat the holy angels..:epent you. 'hen said God! . said! . and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them.. 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! . and that # may prepare his way and man.+ master. and the )essenger of God.3e repent of having done you any reverence. because so God wills. and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth. no e0ample of fearing. before his fall. #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels. but atan. . 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. albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God. you have un&ustly made me hideous. and he who $noc$s to him it is opened.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem.. that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. lifting their heads. 'hen said atan! . cast down their face to earth in fear. (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth. for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! . for we have understood that he fell through disobedience.'ruly # say to you. and he who as$s receives. when.'he fool has said in his heart. your creator. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%.Calf him not 2ord. and therefore it is not fitting so to do. and his followers. and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! . the hypocrites ma$e much . by the great understanding that he possessed. who was as it were priest and head of the angels. without one of them doing good. 'hen Jesus said! .. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable. 3herefore consider that we are spirit.God having created a mass of earth. being indignant. + you cursed. tell us how atan fell through pride. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%.five thousand years without doing aught else% atan. there is no God. 'herefore.+ my servant.or he who see$s finds. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing. as though there were no God. he instigated the angels.2oo$ you. for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust. 'ruly # say to you.. for you are 2ord. and shall suffer greater torments. + 2ucifer%. give me your heart. and because he always tempts man to do evil. we are spirit. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become.Depart from me.+ 2ord.. for # have no mercy on you. )any therefore forsoo$ God. but # am content thereat. so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly... because # desire to annul all that you shall do. lives carelessly without any fear. atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$. 'hey that loved God bowed themselves. and recognize me as God. 'hey answered! .. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us. one day when all the angels were assembled! . and having left it for twenty. (nd the other devils said! . 3hereupon said God. with them that were of his mind. 1aving said this. $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy. 'hen said God to the followers of atan! . # say.2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth..
(ssuredly none. that one syllable of the 2aw of God cannot be bro$en without the.+ 2ord our God. for he shall have no part there.. 'ruly # say to you.'a$e away this people that is ir$some to me. gravest sin. and as it is done in heaven so be it done in earth% give us the bread for every day. . #t is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it. for you are alone our God. and their heart cries out for &ustice.or in his heart is the love of ini8uity.3ash you and be clean. and spea$s well of him. *'ruly # say to you. and that same do you when you go to ma$e prayer. whereof he has not repented. but deliver us from evil. and before him spea$ well of "ilate the governor. 9ven as he says to #saiah the prophet. and suffer us not to fall into temptations. because with their lips they honour me. (nd let your words be these! . (nd furthermore # say to you. in sooth. that very few ma$e true prayer..Consider what you would do if the :oman governor seized you to put you to death. your will be done always. #hapter +7 'he disciples wept at the *words of Jesus and besought him. But # do you to wit that it is necessary to observe that which God says by #saiah the prophet. :emember . saying! . #hapter +3 'hen answered John! .orgive me. but rather to observe it. how would you forgive him.)aster let us wash ourselves as God commanded by )oses. but their heart is far from me. having in&ured you..2ord. teach us to ma$e prayer. have mercy on us. ta$e away your thoughts from my eyes. that he that goes to ma$e prayer without consideration moc$s God.2ord. and as$ of him mercy for his sins. but shall be least in the $ingdom of God. hallowed be your holy name.or every prophet has observed the 2aw of God and all that God by the other prophets has spo$en. Jesus answered! . he would obtain all that he should as$. )oreover # say to you. ?et no less does the man who goes to ma$e prayer and prepares not himself. A Jesus said! . *Believe me.. #f one. because God wills not those who honour him with their lips! who in the 'emple as$ 6with7 their lips for mercy. that if man should ma$e prayer to God as is fitting.* and with his hands should stri$e you a blow. saying! . should with his lips say to you. and forgive us our sins. and therefore atan has power over them.. that no one will ma$e prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed. no one that brea$s one least precept can be pleasing to God. while than$ing him for all that he has given him'ruly # say to you. whom he hates to the death. to whom pertains glory and honour for ever.(ssuredly none. as we forgive them that sin against us. 1e turns his bac$ to God and his face to atan. . in whose presence my soul stands. # have not come to destroy it. e0cept he first have made up his mind to whom he is going. your $ingdom come in us. . (s God lives. (nd if man does so in order to spea$ with man. but will burden his soul with sin li$e to idolatry. with these words! .. Now tell me! who would go to spea$ to the :oman governor to 1erod. and therefore they do not mean that which they as$.Do you thin$ that # have come to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. that all the water of the sea will not wash him who with his heart loves ini8uities.'ruly # say to you. as God lives. what ought man to do in order to spea$ with God. Now who would go to spea$ to 1erod with his bac$ towards him.9ven so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say! . and with their heart love ini8uity and thin$ on fresh sins. and what he is going to do.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$edness..
)uhammad is )essenger of God. # pray you. insomuch that # shall not suffer.. he announced to them that if that mass of earth should receive a soul there would be for them grievous labour% and that therefore it would be to their advantage to trample that piece of earth in such wise that it should be no more good for anything. and. and he adorned the world with all that it has. 9li&ah. # tell you that you are the first man whom # have created. having sprung upon his feet. 'hen God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing% upon the thumb. and gave her to (dam for his wife.3ell have you spo$en. 3herefore he made him to sleep. 3hereupon (dam opened his mouth and said! .nail of the right hand it said! . who smote with fear the innumerable host of the "hilistines% . whereof he said! . but shall drive you forth. and so many other holy prophets. #hapter -0 3hen atan had $nowledge of this he became mad with indignation. and rubbed his eyes. amuel.'here is only one God.Blessed be your holy name. who made the sun stand still. God created everything that lives. and they fled.2ord.. and nails on his feet 6that7 . :emember Joshua. +ne day atan approached to the gates of paradise. who. *'hen said God! . 3hereupon God gave spirit to that unclean portion of earth upon which lay the spittle of atan.Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world. grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands. (dam besought God. 1ave there been other men before me-.Beware that in no wise you eat of these fruits. + God our 2ord. opened the :ed ea. and you shall suffer great miseries. + my servant (dam.'here is only one God%. both of the animals that fly and of them that wal$ and swim.. eeing the man alone. who with his prayer scourged 9gypt. 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.)oses the servant of God.. (nd he whom you have seen 6mentioned7 is your son. for you shall become unclean. who by prayer obtained all that they as$ed. that you have deigned to create me% but tell me. seeing the horses eating grass.nail of the left it said! . #hapter +9 'hen said John! . 1e set the twain of them as lords of "aradise. who shall come into the world many years hence. .. thing. but we lac$ to $now how man sinned through pride. But those men truly did not see$ their own in their matters. 'hen with fatherly affection the first man $issed those words. and there drowned "haraoh and his host.Behold # give to you every fruit to eat.3hen God has e0pelled atan. and too$ a rib from near his heart..#t is not well that he should remain alone. 'hen God gave his soul to man. + master. and the angel Gabriel had purified that mass of earth whereon atan spat. 'he horses aroused themselves and impetuously set themselves to run over that piece of earth which lay among lilies and roses%. filled the horses with fear.)uhammad is )essenger %of God. 9lisha raised a dead man. filling the place with flesh. who made the fire to rain from heaven.Be you welcome. bar$ing. and )uhammad is the )essenger of God. and so he drew near to the gate of paradise where a horrid serpent with legs li$e a camel. but sought only God and his honour. Jesus answered! .# than$ you.. A +f that rib made he 9ve.(dam.. while all the holy angels sang! . . saying! . and upon the thumb. ?ou to remain here. + 2ord my God. which Gabriel had ta$en up from the mass% and raised up the dog.. God said! . saw in the air a writing that shone li$e the sun%. to whom he said! . and said! .. e0cept the apples and the corn. which said! . what means the message of these words! . and shall be my )essenger..
shall abide under the dominion of man. 6'his is7 why he has said this 6to you7% in order that you may not become e8ual to him. where are you-* 1e answered! *2ord. he remembered the words of God. saying! *(nd you who did 6listen7 to atan.irst drive this wic$ed serpent forth from paradise. her husband. for (dam. and you shall not remain sub&ect to others but li$e God you shall $now good and evil. 'he enemy said to him! *2et me to enter into paradise.* 'hen the serpent did so. stood on guard.* (nd having called the serpent. #hapter -1 'hen both of them $new that they were na$ed. he put his hand into his throat. and you shall do whatever you please. and you shall bear children with travail. and gave the food to your husband. because you shall be e8ual to God. and so you shall go and stay at your pleasure. which is man< #f you bring me into paradise # will ma$e you so terrible that every one shall flee you.* atan answered! *1e does not spea$ the truth< ?ou must $now that God is wic$ed and envious.cut li$e a razor on every side. and said to her! *3hy do you not eat of those apples and corn-* 9ve answered! *+ur God has said to us that 6if we7 eat 6them7 we shall be unclean. the wife whom you have given me 6urged7 me to eat 6it7 and so # have eaten it. *?ou are great! therefore.* 'hen the serpent said! *(nd how shall # set you within 6paradise7-* atan said. and when her husband awo$e she told 6him everything7 that atan had said% and he too$ and ate the fruit 6when7 his wife offered them to him.* (nd he spo$e to 9ve. and placed atan near 9ve. 9ve answered! *( serpent that stands at the northern gate brought him near to me. you shall eat of those fruits as 6you eat7 of the other 6fruits7.* 'hen God said! *(nd who has robbed you of your innocence. God appeared to them. 6and7 said! *. saying! *(dam. unless you have eaten the fruit 6that ma$es you7 unclean. and. as the food was going down. and will not be able to abide 6any7 longer in paradise-* (dam answered! *+ 2ord.* 'hen God said to the woman! *3hy did you give 6this7 food to your husband-* 9ve answered! * atan deceived me. But. and so # ate 6the fruit7. and # will enter into your belly.* 'hen God said to (dam! *Because you have 6listened to7 your wife and have eaten the fruit. and you shall eat bread by the sweat of your face.* *(nd how did that reprobate enter into 6the garden7-* said God. atan presented himself before the woman li$e a beauteous angel. where every man has the mar$.* 'hen 9ve too$ and ate of those 6fruits7. :emember that you are earth. and he will drive us from paradise. and called (dam. who holds the sword of God. God called the angel )ichael. wishing to stop the food. was sleeping. cursed be the earth in your wor$s% it shall bring forth brambles and thorns for you. 3hen midday was passed. # hid myself from your presence because my wife and # are na$ed. who shall $eep you as a slave.* '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.* (fterwards God called . open your mouth. and so we are ashamed to present ourselves before you. and. But if you and your companion do according to my counsel. being ashamed. but $eeps every one as a slave. he must trail his body upon the earth. they too$ fig leaves and made a clothing for their secret parts. and suffers no e8uals. and to earth you return. and so 6when7 you enter into paradise 6you7 shall place me near to those two lumps of clay that are newly wal$ing upon the earth. and when outside cut off his legs! for if he wants to wal$.
because so have suffered all the prophets and holy one of God. when they saw many who came to find him. . we will ma$e here three tabernacles..3ho are you.)essiah.. it is good to be here. one for you and one for )oses and the other for 9li&ah. Jesus answered! . for # will send your son so that your seed shall lift the dominion of atan from off the human race! for # will give all things to he who shall come. . who was made before me. #hapter -* 'hen the disciples wept after this discourse. 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! . and his garments became white li$e snow and his face glistened as the sun%. Jesus answered! .ay. and do not let your hope fail. and cries! .. turning around.2ord.. 'hen said "eter! . who said! .'he miracles which God wor$s by my hands show that # spea$ that which God wills% nor indeed do # ma$e myself to be accounted as him of whom you spea$. saw written above the gate. and shall bring the words of truth. who were both weeping! *Go forth from paradise. in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth.. in order that we may give testimony to those who sent us. and said! * ince you will to ma$e me 6continually7 worse. 3herefore they sent the 2evites and some of the scribes to 8uestion him. he said! *)ay it be pleasing to God. from my presence<* 'hen atan departed. that the chiefs and the elders of our people see$ occasion against me. "eter spo$e. for it is necessary that # should suffer many persecutions. 'he 2evites and scribes departed in confusion. the one by despising man. saying! . 'hen said they! . and recounted all to the chiefs of the priests.?ou are foolish. cursed one. that you come 8uic$ly and draw us out of misery.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 . if you will. and there ascended with him "eter %and James %and John %his brother."repare you the way for the messenger of the 2ord. 'herefore.'ruly # say to you. and shall come after me. atan and (dam sinned through pride. 'hen. # will ma$e me that which # shall be able<* 'hen said God! *Depart. + my son. so that his faith shall have no end. (nd having said this. and said the truth! . 'hen Jesus said! .# am a voice that cries through all Judea. 3eeping.. and he said to him! *Because you. and )uhammad is )essenger of God. even as it is written in 9saias%. or any prophet. my )essenger.* atan then gave a horrible roar. or any of the ancient prophets-.'herefore go not you any more into Jerusalem. Jesus confessed.atan. for there be that are with us and there be that are against us. 6of which7 they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me .* (nd thus. 'here is only one God. for the chiefs of the priests too$ counsel among themselves to catch him in his tal$. and lo< there came )oses and 9li&ah% spea$ing with Jesus concerning all that needs must come upon our race and upon the holy city. have deceived 6(dam and 9ve7 and have made them unclean. (nd while he . wherefore do you preach new doctrine. 3hereupon there shone a great light above him... and $now not what you say. 'herefore said Jesus to him! . (dam. Jesus departed and went to the mount 'abor..(re you 9li&ah or Jeremiah.. saying! . the other by wishing to ma$e himself e8ual with God. who came laughing.# am not the )essiah. said Jesus... and God said to (dam 6and7 9ve.. and Jesus was weeping.1e has the devil on his bac$ who recounts all to him.#f you be not the )essiah nor 9li&ah.* God hid himself 6from (dam and 9ve7. 'hey said! .No. and do penance. with him who writes this. 'hey said! .3ho are you-. and the angel )ichael drove them forth from paradise. and ma$e yourself of more account than the )essiah-. and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness. But fear not. # will that every uncleanness 6from7 them and 6from7 all their children .. reprobate.
tell us in whom this promise was made% for the Jews say .. (nd the four narrated to the eight all that they had seen! and so there departed that day from their heart all doubt of Jesus. 1e shall come with power upon the ungodly.. #hapter -'he disciples said! . because they had not bread. who believed nothing.+ master. Jesus seated himself at the foot of the mountain. and they heard a voice saying! . in whom # am well pleased% hear you him. 3hereupon Jesus said! . insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine. but )oses did not write it.in #saac. seeing that he has satisfaction himself.ear not. how should David call him lord. of whose lineage is David.. for whom he determined to create the whole. truly because he is perfect. 'he disciples were filled with fear. saying thus! God said to my lord. + (braham%. insomuch that he shall ma$e atan confounded% for so promised God to (braham.+f David. Jesus answered! David.Behold. he created before all things the soul of his )essenger. that every prophet when he is come has borne to one nation only the mar$ of the mercy of God.?ou have told us many things of the )essiah. which he has appointed to be his slaves. that the promise was made in #saac. sit you on my right hand until # ma$e your enemies your footstool. and they ate ofthe wild fruits. and has done this in order that you may believe on my words. But the )essenger of God. willing to wor$. #f the )essenger of God whom you call )essiah were son of David. Jesus went down and raised up his disciples.spo$e they were covered with a white cloud. and the #shmaelites say . even so shall your seed do. whose son was he... in your seed # will bless all the tribes of the earth% and as you have bro$en in pieces the idols. nor Joshua. for truly # say to you. of what lineage will he be-. and of what lineage-. and shall destroy idolatry. save 6from7 Judas #scariot..?ou deceive yourselves% for David in spirit calls him lord.(nd the )essenger of God when he shall come. not in #saac. therefore of your $indness tell us clearly all. 'hen said (ndrew! . and Jacob was father of Judah.9veryone that wor$s wor$s for an end in which he finds satisfaction.Believe me. 'he disciples answered! . God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies. .. when he shall come. so save because thus he has willed'ruly # say to you.. (nd wherefore is this.. James answered! . has not need of satisfaction. saying! . (nd so. (nd so their words were not e0tended save to that people to which they were sent... that the promise was made in #shmael. James answered! . 3herefore # say to you that God. for God loves you. (nd in li$e manner the other disciples besought him. it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. and fell with their face upon the earth as dead. 'hen Jesus said! .Behold my servant.+ master. God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand. Jesus answered with a groan! . saying! .in #shmael%. #hapter -+ Jesus went down to the eight disciples who were awaiting him below. in order that the creatures should find &oy and blessedness in God.#t is so written.. whence his )essenger should ta$e delight in all his creatures.+f #saac% for #saac was father of Jacob. (ccordingly Jesus said! .
him reverence. (s God lives. God be with you. inasmuch as he .. you shall discover the malice of our scribes and doctors. and began to teach the people. who drew near to Jesus.1e who with his tongue serves God. /now you who is hypocrite. in whom is no salvation% for at death their thoughts perish. which said! . as said Job the prophet of God. the spirit of gentleness and patience. the spirit of wisdom and might.'ell us plainly.or on this matter says the prophet David! . and go to Jerusalem<. saying! .(braham.. Jesus rendered his than$s to God. that if you consider the words of the angel Gabriel. 1ow is #saac firstborn. + blessed time. that # spea$ evil of the hypocrites% therefore if you be hypocrites # spea$ against you. even as every prophet has seen him! seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy. for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel. and come up the mountain to sacrifice him. forasmuch as his wor$ penetrates not the heart which men cannot see.. and so leaves therein every unclean thought and every filthy lust. then. Jesus answered! . when he shall come to the world< Believe me that # have seen him and have done. . (ccordingly Jesus departed and went up to Jerusalem. because we $now that you are sent from God. the spirit of fear and love."ut not your confidence in princes. the latter with lewd living. saying to (braham! ....+ master. ready to do all that which God shall will. in whose presence # stand.'ruly # say to you. Jesus said! . your firstborn #shmael%.'ruly # say to you. but with his heart serves men.but rather our rabbins.'ruly # say to you. (nd when # saw him my soul was filled with consolation. which he has received from God three times more than he has given to all his creatures. to day have contaminated almost all things.. your shoelatchet%. and spo$e to him in such wise that we also heard his voice.. it has been said to us that you say evil of us% therefore beware lest some evil befall you. for obtaining this # shall be a great prophet and holy one of God.doers.. who do not fear God< 'ruly # say to you. 'hen answered Jesus! . hypocrites and evil.3ho is a hypocrite. all the world shall $now how God loves you% but how shall the world $now the love that you bear to God.Clear is the deception of our doctors! therefore tell us you the truth. the hypocrite is a robber and commits sacrilege. 'hey answered! . that he who does a good thing in order that men may see him. if when #saac was born #shmael was seven years old.(rise. and may he ma$e me worthy to untie. + wretched man< for dying he loses all his reward. 3oe.* 'hen spo$e God. before death they find themselves deprived of reward. tomorrow he will be fain to despoil you.or the angel said! .'a$e your son. . because their reward is vain. so that scarcely is the truth found. the spirit of prudence and temperance.'hen said the disciples! . he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy.! no. (nd on the sabbath day he entered into the 'emple%. (braham answered! *Behold the servant of God. . for . tomorrow he will abuse you. so that he never continues in one stay. the former with false doctrine. the spirit of &ustice and "iety. that atan ever see$s to annul the laws of God% and therefore he with his followers. and if today he wills to reward you. #hapter -0 'hen came the angel Gabriel to Jesus. saying! .unstable.# therefore say to you that the )essenger of God is a splendour that shall give gladness to nearly all that God has made.(ssuredly it is necessary that you do something for love of God. 6nor7 in the children of men. even he is a hypocrite. o that if today he praises you.man is.+ )uhammad%. 3hereupon the people ran together to the 'emple with the high priest and priests. 3oe to the hypocrites< for the praises of this world shall turn for them into insults and torments in hell. (nd having said this. to the hypocrites. .
+ priests. But the priests chafed with rage among themselves.'his man is not sent of God. 3hereupon. from Jerusalem. which magnified him. (nd having said this. for you are servants of God% but if you do all for gain. which you convert into a cave of robbers! if you do all to please men. o then if you.#n evil wise will he ma$e them to perish. the men understood how that Jesus. if you be such.. because he has not faith. he would purify his heart. that the hypocrite is as a sepulchre. 3oe to you. what will the lord of the vineyard do to the husbandmen.(nd who is there among you who. not regarding that the 'emple of God is a house of prayer and not of merchandise. priests and doctors. 'hen the woman raised herself up whole. (nd when he had said this the chief priests wished to seize him. and his vineyard will he give to other husbandman. would not pull him out on the sabbath. while a beam is ready to cut off their own head< +h. for God will ta$e away from you the priesthood<. in order that these may $now that # spea$ truth. 'ruly # say to you.# set before you an e0ample. to whom alone pertains praise and honour for ever. (nd shall # then have bro$en the sabbath day by having given health to a daughter of #srael.ma$es use of the 2aw to appear good./now you not that the vineyard is the 1ouse of #srael. over whom every one was weeping. which. if on the sabbath his ass or his o0 fell into the ditch. how many are there today that fear the smiting of a straw in another*s eye. 'he chief of the priests cried out. seeing he $eeps not the sabbath% for today he has healed an infirm person. and was willing to slay his own son. 'here was a householder who planted a vineyard. having ripped open so many prophets of God% so that at the time of (hab %there was not found one to bury the holy ones of God<. 9very one answered! . but within is full of corruption and worms. but rec$ not of an elephant<. who left his father*s house for love of God. how many there are that fear an ant. (nd this they did many times. seeing a woman who from her birth had remained with her head bent toward the ground. in the second year of his prophetic ministry. but they feared the common people. 'herefore said Jesus! . and to ma$e prayer for the salvation of others. the citizens were bearing to the sepulchre the only son of his mother. (nd in the midst of it he built a press for the wine. because they were not able to seize him and to wor$ their will upon him. Jesus answered! . and thieves the honour of God. here is $nown your hypocrisy< +h. 'ell me.(ssuredly none. saying! . and that he wills that # announce it. . they stoned some and burned some. and thereupon let it out to husbandman. a prophet of . in the name of our God. 'hen Jesus. and made a hedge for it in order that it should not be trampled down of beasts. and so buy and sell in the 'emple as in a mar$et. as he drew near to the gate of the city.Now tell me.place. magnifying God. + woman.. is it not lawful to spea$ on the sabbath day. # spea$ not against you. forasmuch as if he believed that God sees all and with terrible &udgment would punish wic$edness.3oe to you% for God is wroth with you. 3hereupon. a widow. said! . do the service of God because God has created you and as$s it of you. that the hypocrite has not faith. when the time was come to collect the wine he sent his servants% whom when the husbandman saw. when Jesus had arrived. and went to Nain. and the husbandman are the people of Judah and Jerusalem. 3hereupon. saying! .urthermore # say to you.:aise your head. he went forth from the 'emple%. #hapter -1 (gain spo$e Jesus. and have put God out of your mind% then cry # against you that you are sons of the devil. he $eeps full of ini8uity. and others they ripped open with a $nife. and not sons of (braham. #hapter -7 Jesus went down..urely. even as their fathers have done against the holy ones of God. that 6on the outside7 is white.
.1e is our God who has visited us.1e is not God. for God has given you power over every infirmity. they rebu$ed now one. (nd having said this. 'he discord of Nain was such that some said! . But Jesus did not tarry in Nain. so that none has seen him...+ Jesus. (nd having said this. where says David! 3hen # shall find a time. fear not. and with pity said to her! .God has raised up a great prophet amongst us. nor son of God. + 2ord. for God has not a body to beget anything% but he is a great prophet of God. (nd having ta$en the hand of the dead . weep not. Now it was the custom of the :omans to call god and to worship him that did any new thing of benefit to the common people. saying! .'a$e me from the world. young man.. insomuch that all that you shall grant in the name of God shall be entirely accomplished. assembled together all the sic$ fol$ they had. (nd you see how much we fear our gods. not even )oses.+ne of your gods has visited you. + sons of men. 'hen. and that which is meet for them they &udge before the time. 3hereupon each one was healed. and he has visited his people. since to their images we give the best of all we have. but rather his son. saying! . saying! . his servant% therefore it is not God. +thers said! . # will &udge uprightly.Galilee%. (ssuredly if our gods should visit us we would give them all that we have.Brethren. for the world is mad.# say to you. # tell you in truth that many &udge. by your holy name.% others said! . and opening his mouth he spo$e thus! . and turning himself to God. our father. arose Jesus. atan did so instigate this manner of spea$ing that he aroused no small sedition among the people of Nain. now another. you have heard the words spo$en by David the prophet. in the name of God arise up healed<. Jesus went into Capernaum! whereupon the citizens. they besought him for the health of them. was come! and so they set themselves to beseech him for the dead man. he drew near to the mother of the dead. . and said! .God of #srael. and they well near call me God<. 'hen Jesus laid his hands upon each of them. 2ord God almighty and merciful. he wept.3oman.God is invisible. he said! . when they $new him. and made sign of silence with his hands.. saying! Justly &udge. our country being sub&ect to them for the sins of our forefathers.. 'hen Jesus feared greatly. 'hen came the angel Gabriel. (nd having called Jesus forth. (nd so did atan instigate that. and all the people ran there together to hear him spea$.. give health to this sic$ person. 3herefore the God of our fathers cries to us by his prophet David. 'hen the boy revived. that when he should have found a time he would &udge uprightly.. (nd so 6some7 of these soldiers finding themselves in Nain. after the reading of the prophets. in which &udgment they fall for no other reason than because they &udge that which is not meet for them. and you ma$e no account of it. whereupon all were filled with fear. #hapter -3 (t that time the army of the :omans was in Judea.. and placed them in front of the porch of the house where Jesus was lodging with his disciples. great ruin to our people was li$e to arise therefrom. saying! . in the third year of the prophetic ministry of Jesus. +n the sabbath Jesus entered into the synagogue. said! . that he being a prophet should raise him up% which also his disciples did. but turned to go into Capernaum. 1ereupon Jesus gave a sigh. #hapter -9 'he scribe that day read the psalm of David.'hy will be done.
and do nothing but &udge all those who pass by. (hab &udged 9li&ah. and that it is horrible to fall into the &udgment of God. which you shall see$ with greatest diligence. therefore they were cast out of paradise. because he loved solitude greatly. and &udge without having been constituted &udges. 'hree friends of Job %&udged the innocent friend of God. is shown by the brethren of Joseph. who will pass tremendous &udgment upon them in the last day. bewailing their sins% and they would fain have forsa$en all to go with him. Jesus having finished his speech. Believe me man. . for you condemn as a malefactor God. Job. Nebuchadnezzar the three children who would not worship their lying gods. and thus shall you be saved% because # am not come to receive service. false &udgment is the father of all sins.# am witness and &udge.. neither honour nor gain. and none wills that which he does not $now. who says! .*.wherefore every man is a liar and a sinner.orasmuch as none sins without will. how many have perished through false &udgment.. 'herefore # say to you. #hapter 00 'ell me. this one is ugly. his creator! whereof he is impenitent. but rather to serve.. (nd then. 3oe to them. aul &udged David to be worthy of death. + man. that the devils shall tremble at the &udgment of such. 'herefore are they abominable on the earth before the eyes of God. 3oe. you that &udge another man. +h. and &udge not the cause of the orphans and widows. saying! . who is the author of good.'hat one is fair.:emain in your homes. regard no other thing% neither $insfol$ nor friends. + man. and all the idolatrous princes &udged the prophets. do you not $now that all men had their origin in the same clay. and condemned all their progeny. and retired into the desert to pray. by (aron and )iriam. therefore. who &udged their brother. 'he two elders &udged usanna. and my honour # will give to none. because they lift the sceptre of his &udgment from the hand of God. and forsa$e sin and serve God with fear. sister of )oses. as # have $nowledge by spea$ing with him. which shall be then upon those who &ustify the wic$ed for money. 'ruly # say to you. +ur first parents &udged the speech of atan to be good. this one is bad. who is the origin of all evil. Consider what punishment you shall have. the which were near to their ruin for this. +h. he went out of the synagogue and the city.)iserable therefore are those who set themselves at street corners. that one is good. tremendous &udgment of God< the &udge perishes. so terrible shall it be. many forthwith were converted to repentance. how many have perished by their false &udgment< atan &udged man to be more vile than himself% therefore he rebelled against God. Judge not and you shall not be &udged. if not because 6in7 rashness they falsely &udge the innocent1ow nearly then the good approached to ruin by &udging falsely. But # warn you that without mercy shall he be &udged who &udges without mercy.Do you not $now that none is good save God alone. But Jesus said! . and &ustify as good atan. David &udged )ephibosheth and @riah.. the &udged is saved. as God lives in whose presence # stand. Cyrus &udged Daniel to be meat for the lions% and many others. . 'ruly # say to you. (nd wherefore this. 'ruly # tell you that these testify of that which they have not seen nor really heard. but loo$ solely with fear of God to the truth. ?ou man who are set as a &udge. +h. how dangerous it is to &udge< oh. who on that account re&ects goodness and chooses sin. who sold him to the 9gyptians. and call the evil good. because it will secure you in the &udgment of God. woe to you who spea$ good of the evil. to the sinner who with the &udgment &udges sin worthy and goodness unworthy. (nd having said thus. 3oe to you. that if you &udge others of a fault your own heart has whereof to be &udged. (ssuredly he shall bear an intolerable punishment when God shall come to &udge the world. and how many haBve been near to perishing< "haraoh &udged )oses and the people of #srael to be impious.
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
because God shall say to them! .. saying! . (fter that shall be called to &udgment all the unbelievers and reprobates.(ll that # have now done.% and David shall say! . (nd the prophets every one shall arise. (nd then shall they descend into the abyss. .3ho are these three witnesses-. and the saints shall sit near the prophets. and Jesus son of )ary. 3herefore every creature shall do reverence to God. #hapter 07 'hen that miserable one shall come. some ten. + Gabriel%.2ord the whole world. 'he )essenger of God shall answer! . who with fear shall go thither.. God shall say! . by commission from God. and in that day they shall not have to render an account of how they have spent the riches of the world. + cursed ones. who in true poverty shall have served God from the heart. and shall say! .2ord who are your *witnesses-.. for in this world are they destitute of worldly cares. )oses%.'here are with us three witnesses better than we are. 'ruly # say to you. and he shall be the first to be cast into the abyss. David%. (nd God shall reply! . and shall say! .'hat # have made all things for love of him. and his )essenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elect. shall stri$e some a hundred times. + 2ord-. some twenty. (nd in the boo$ shall be written the glory of paradise. + 2ord. some five. and the blessed near the saints.% and he who spea$s to you shall say! . that no idle lord or thought shall pass unpunished in that tremendous day. saying! . in which are written all the names of the elect of God. 'hen shall the )essenger of God spea$. that # was your son and your fellow.Go.God shall answer! .'hen shall the angel departs and he shall call the aforesaid witnesses. testifying against them% wherefore they shall be condemned by God to infernal flames. 'hen )oses shall say! . and with greatest contumely shall be accused of every creature. # have done in order that every one should $now how much # love you. (nd when he has thus spo$en. 1e shall stri$e atan. some fifty. but the boo$ that you gave me said truly that # am your servant% and that boo$ confesses that which your )essenger affirms. (nd when they are present God shall say to them! :emember you that which my )essenger affirms-..shirt shall shine li$e the sun. and every stro$e is heavy as ten hells. because you have given us to your )essenger. God shall give to his )essenger a boo$. be glory and honour. (braham. 'ruly # say to you. 'he angel Gabriel shall come to the )essenger of God. that the hair. +.-. and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mar$ of the )essenger of God. and the prophets shall sit near him. 'he angel shall call his followers. and shall therefore be freed from many sins. 3herefore God shall call the angel )ichael. and every louse a man shall have borne for love of God shall be turned into pearl. 'hen shall each pass to the right hand of God% ne0t to whom shall sit the )essenger of God. (nd when the )essenger of God has said this. against whom shall first arise all creatures inferior to man. God shall spea$. #hapter 01 God shall open the boo$ in the hand of his )essenger.place. 'hen every one of them shall answer! . and how the same have outraged God and his creatures.'o you alone + God. who shall stri$e him one hundred thousand times with the sword of God.. #shmael%. 3herefore the angel )ichael. testifying before God how they have served these men. call them. and the angel shall then sound the trumpet..'he boo$ that you gave to me is the second. and they shall in li$e manner be abused and accused. deceived by atan.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the first. thrice and four times blessed are the poor. but they shall be .'hey are (dam%. and shall call atan to &udgment.3hat thing. 'hey shall reply! .'hus says the boo$ that you gave me + 2ord. so that all things might praise me by him.1ell is your dwelling..
not one of your friends and servants could as$ you to have mercy on them% no. But that which they as$ shall not be granted to them. John spo$e! . how it is possible that the )essenger of God. should have no pity on reprobates that day. how is it to be understood that the sword of )ichael is 6as7 heavy as ten hells.. 2ord. that if the world $new his it would choose the hair. therefore.+ master. and shall demand &ustice.. with all the elect of God no. cause us also to return to that earth. 'hen after he had wept. # your servant before all as$ &ustice against them. for he that commits but one sin merits hell. one deeper than the other. 3herefore shall they say! . we desire to $now two things. Jesus answered! . therefore. 'he )essenger of God shall answer!. our glorious God. (nd Jesus wept many tears. and today this discourse has made you sad% therefore. ?et my words 6are7 true concerning the sword of the angel )ichael.+ master. you tell me to rest% + "eter.#s there more than one hell-. truly the &ustice of God is great. he shall send the impious to hell. all the angels and prophets. # say to you. ?et has it seven rooms or regions. 3hen all have been e0amined. .truly # say to you. 'herefore in one hell the reprobates shall feel punishment as though they were in ten. and most of all against those who defile my gospel. fasts sooner than feasts. Jesus replied! . God shall say to his )essenger! . and in it the damned shall suffer punishment eternally. + my disciples. 3ho. and shall deride him with these words.rewarded for their patience and their poverty. (nd he having said these words. seeing that they are of the same clay as himself. and. through his power and by reason of his &ustice. on that day # shall demand &ustice without mercy against those who despise my words.shirt sooner than purple. rest. lice sooner than gold. .#t is true. in whose presence # stand. #t is most &ust. we pray you. 'ruly # say to you.'he other is.+ "eter.. that # have no mercy on them. 6or7 else you would not have spo$en thus. and (dam 6shall deride7 all reprobate men! and this shall be because the elect shall rise again so perfect and united to God that they shall not conceive in their minds the small6est7 thought against his &ustice. #hapter 09 1ell is one. though now # weep for pity of man$ind.1ave you not heard what David the prophet says. and above all the )essenger of God.. saying! # saw the man who put his hope in his strength and his riches.. in going. why say # the elect. their wic$edness. 9ach of them shall demand &ustice.+ 2ord God.Behold. 'hen shall God cause to return to earth every living soul inferior to man. to which dogs and horses and other vile animals shall be reduced. and he who goes to the deep shall suffer greater punishment. 'he one is. + my friend. shall see again that earth. or in a hundred or in a thousand% and the omnipotent God.. stones and sand shall cry out against the impious. that spiders and flies. how the &ust shall laugh at the destruction of sinners. for # their creator did employ all created things in their service and in all things have they dishonoured me. (s God lives. how great it has been. who is full of mercy and pity. that (braham shall deride his father. and he that commits two sins merits two hells. and forgot God. 'ruly. #hapter 03 3hile Jesus was spea$ing the disciples wept bitterly. and the rest each one according to his wic$edness. 'hen "eter answered! . shall cause atan to suffer as though he were in ten hundred thousand hells. you do not $now what you say. and tomorrow tell us what hell is li$e.
None surely% for he would watch and stand prepared to slay the thief. therefore in summer shall he beg. and cold to heat. 'ruly # say to you. saying! . soft couches. (nd David our father. 'hus he see$s to ma$e man sin. so that they doubled the money. #hapter 11 1aving said this. because he would be well prepared. . that if man would act as the merchant he should have no fear in that day. 'herefore. 'hen Jesus. with his disciples. 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. according to the 2aw of God written in the Boo$ of )oses% and then they prayed. how loathsome delicate meats. the most innocent friend of God! (s the bird is born to fly. says! 'heir flame shall not be 8uenched nor their worm die. and in the other 6balance7 one single hour of the pain of hell. it is better never to have been formed than to suffer such cruel torments. 'he disciples answered! . father and mother. of which Job.'his is a delight 6in comparison7 to hell.3hat father of a family. but the others from the hand of devils. would not this be great pain-. #hapter 10 1ell is one.or # tell you in truth. weeping said! 'hen lightning and bolts and brimstone and great tempest shall rain upon them. with their. do it without rest. as winter is contrary to summer. and is contrary to paradise. who is blessed for ever. would sleep. said! A . Jesus washed himself. that rest in this present life is the poison of piety and the fire which consumes every good wor$. seeing 6Jesus7 sad did not spea$ at all to him that day.. 1ave you forgotten how olomon. the reprobates would without doubt choose the worldly tribulations. scorching cinders.. # hate rest above all things. Do you not $now then that atan is as a roaring lion that goes about see$ing whom he may devour. and the profit should be divided in a &ust proportion.struc$ at his words. man is born to wor$. God*s prophet. 'heir tongues shall curse all created things. 'ruly # say to you. said! 'here is no order there.'he greatest.or the Jordan has less water than the tears which shall flow from their eyes every moment. opening his mouth after the evening 6prayer7. But some used the money in the service of the enemy of him who gave them the . and cruel torments with bitter weeping ma$e them<. if he $new that a thief meant to brea$ into his house. and 6the7 concord of sweet song shall seem to them< 1ow sic$ shall raging hunger. 'here was a man who gave money to his neighbours that they might trade with it.. but each stood terror. + what cruel fire they shall give to miserable sinners< + what bitter cold. but everlasting fear< (nd #saiah the prophet. (nd the disciples. who has no one to show him compassion. + place accursed by God*s &ustice for the malediction of the faithless and reprobate.. he who would describe the misery of hell must have seen the paradise of God*s delights. (nd then Jesus uttered a lamentable groan. the friend of God. against the reprobate. for imagine a man suffering torments in every part of his body. which yet shall not temper their flames< 3hat gnashing of teeth and sobbing and weeping< . and their Creator. with all the prophets. (nd what says Job. for the worldly 6tribulations7 come from the hand of man. 'hen Jesus said! . 6(nd for this reason7 he said! (ll that your hand can do.#t is true that he says! 'he idle will not wor$ the soil for fear of the cold. burning flames. but is moc$ed by everyone% tell me.'ruly. + miserable sinners.'ruly # say to you. (nd some traded well. has reproved sloth. who are utterly without compassion. costly raiment.
so that God had mercy on them.. that we pray to the 2ord our God that this people may be converted to .or all creatures united together could not create a single new fly from nothing. 3herefore said James and John! .or those who live well double their money by their e0ample.. said the disciples. seeing that every man has in himself cause for the vengeance of God. why desire you to destroy it. is bought and sold by it. #f the blessed God who has created this city now sustains it.+ madmen that you are. who has given to man all that he has. (nd then he will punish them according to the 2aw. assuredly no. 'hus then should you do% for in truth your soul is a merchant. are converted to repentance% wherefore men who live well shall be rewarded with a great reward. and the body is the shop! wherefore what it receives from outside. 'ruly # say to you. (s God lives. (nd again the things which he buys he is fain to ma$e a profit% for if he perceives that he will lose thereby he will not sell. who by their sins halve what God has given them. and thus are condemned by their own tongue. and love of God% for so shall you find safety in that day. 6man7 living well in this world.1e who would live well should ta$e e0ample from the merchant who loc$s up his shop.(ssuredly he will reward those who traded well.3hy did you not say! . #hapter 1* 'hen Jesus said! . these do not $now God with their hearts% for if they $new him they would love him% and since whatsoever a man has he has received it from God. because sinners. master. have you created this city with this people. A:emember that God determined to destroy Nineveh because he did not find one who feared God in that city% the which was so wic$ed that God.money. God may have praise. that you so spea$. . #hapter 1+ (fter certain days Jesus passed near to a city of the amaritans% and they would not let him enter the city. ee then that with your love you do not sell nor buy the small thought by which d wor$ be all for you cannot profit. that many ma$e ablutions and go to pray. with life itself. whose end is abominable before God% because they cleanse the body and not the heart. through the senses. But wic$ed sinners. in whose presence my soul stands. that people was converted to repentance. Jesus answered! . and received by a fish and cast up near to Nineveh. .#t shall be without measure. in order that they may be held good% they study that they may $now to spea$. when the neighbour shall call the debtors to account how shall the matter go. . the neighbour is God. no. and man the glory of paradise. (nd the money is love. blaspheming God and giving offence to others tell me what shall be their punishment-. so that.)ay it please you. many fast and give alms.)aster. wherefore God caused him to be cast into the sea. speech. even so should he spend all for the love of God. spea$ing evil of him. having called Jonah %the prophet to send him to that city. 'ell me now. not to wor$% they preach to others against that which they do themselves.. he would fain for fear of the people have fled to 'arsus%. and selling guards it day and night with great diligence. Now tell me. they cry with the mouth not with the heart% they abstain from meats. and this it is to create. many study and preach to others. by their lives spent in the service of atan the enemy of God. 3oe to them that call for vengeance% for on themselves it shall come. But let thought. may it please you that we pray God that he send down fire from heaven upon these people-. nor would they sell bread to his disciples. seeing their e0ample. and fill themselves with sins% they give to others things not good for them. (s God lives. (nd he preaching there. but against the others his anger shall vent itself in reproaches.?ou $now not by what spirit you are led. not to his own brother.
+ my disciples. and poor men.(ssuredly no% for you are strangers in this land. had compassion on the sic$ man. (nd thus it was% for God saw the patience of David and delivered him from the persecution of his own son.penitence-. the head of his soul. 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.. 9ze$iel.or have you helped them to reap it.Do you want to be made whole-. what shall be da one to you. o be it. by decree of the impious $ing. and whoever first entered the water after its movement was cured of every $ind of infirmity.'ell me..Now what said David to those who would fain have $illed himei. (nd Jesus saw there an impotent man. if a brother were stric$en with frenzy. who too$ from him his wife. what shouldst you do. 'ell me. #hapter 1. 3herefore. $nowing this by divine inspiration. and every one who praises you. who is your enemy.have you given them this city. #hapter 10 'he "assover drew near. eight years sic$ with a grievous infirmity. in whose presence my soul stands. . 'hus did (braham %for "haraoh%. slew him.. he was slain in the 'emple. with his disciples. + sinner. o Jesus.and if they endured all with patience.Now how can he be of sane mind who separates himself from God.let him curse me. David the prophet. who are worthy of hell'ell me.(ssuredly your body. and whom therefore. is there anyone who would brea$ his head for the sa$e of tearing the cloa$ of his enemy. and present gifts to those who persecute you and stri$e you much% because. we have sinned% may God have mercy on us. .or this reason a great number of sic$ persons remained beside the pool. Daniel.(s God lives. 3herefore if you were of sane mind you would $iss the hand of those who revile you. + Joab. + man. 'hus did Jeremiah. with all the friends of God and holy prophets.3hat is it to you. (bsalom. (nd Jesus answered! . that you would $ill himei. . went up to Jerusalem. do you not $now that himei cursed the servant of God.. (nd he went to the pool called "robatica. ?ou are angry with this city because it would not receive us. (nd the bath was so called because every day the angel of God troubled the water. But tell me. and said to him! . + man. so Jesus. nor sell bread to us. + man. (ssuredly not a leaf stirs without the will of God. and threw stones at him. accursed of God. 'hus did (bel when his brother Cain. (ssuredly this is the proper act of a disciple of mine. which had five porticoes. 'he two disciples answered! . when you are in tribulation do not thin$ of how much you have borne. to pray to God for those who do evil.. but only struc$ with infirmity. 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. praying for their persecutors. + 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 David. #saiah. who will turn this curse into a blessing. 'hus did =echariah when. 3hat thing is this then that you say-. a sinner is of infirm mind when he persecutes a man.have you given them their corn. the angel of God did not slay. are these people your slaves. in order that he may in&ure the body of his enemy.or tell me. who had been there thirty. 'ell me.2ord. if the saints and prophets of God have been persecuted and defamed by the world even though they were innocent. for this is the will of God.
(nd as he says in 9ze$iel the prophet! God shall ma$e a new covenant with his people. that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father (braham.3ho is he-. 'hen as$ed they him! . praising God. which they did nott and he shall ta$e from them a heart of stone. your victims are abominable to me. what reward shall God give us in paradise-. nothing is more perilous than speech. but the outcome of his words was miserable. priests and 2evites< because you have corrupted the sacrifice of the 2ord.'ruly # say to you. when the angel troubles the waters # do not have anyone to put me into it. whereas he who has done this thing is a wic$ed man. )oreover he said! 'he flesh attracts sin. even as Job.#t must have been Jesus the Nazarene.Beware of those who bless you.'he impotent man answered! . scribes and "harisees< 3oe to you. o did Goliath bless the "hilistines. .. but while # am coming 6to the water7 another steps down before me and enters. should never be forgotten. 1e answered! .. 3oe to you. 1e answered! . o did the sages of 9gypt bless "haraoh. and do not eat it all. Jesus said! . 'he priest was silent. and went to his house praising God.#t is the abbath day% it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.Good master. o among themselves they said! . (nd having said this. not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers. Jesus answered! . brother. those that bless you deceive you. saying! . (nd he turned to his disciples. (nd you have the $ey and do not open! rather you bloc$ the road for those who would . with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him. and carried his bed upon his shoulders.. . said! ( child of a day old is not clean% yes. 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 Jesus said! . (nd Jesus went into the 'emple. .. and suc$s up ini8uity even as a sponge suc$s up water.2ord our God. #hapter 17 . But God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! :emove from me these your sacrifices. so that those who come to sacrifice believe that God eats coo$ed flesh 6in the manner of7 a man. *"ic$ up your bed.1e that made 6me7 whole said to me. for he causes the sabbath to be bro$en. o did four hundred false prophets bless (hab% but false were their praises. you teach well and truly% tell me therefore.or the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spo$e by 1osea the prophet. and a great multitude drew near to him to hear his words 6for which reason7 the priests were consumed with envy. 'hen Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said! . so that the faith and obedience of our father (braham. ! and all this shall be because you do not wal$ now in his 2aw. for 6Jesus the Nazarene7 is a holy one of God. 'hen the impotent man arose.?ou call me good. saying! # will call chosen the people not chosen. God of our fathers.or you say to them! *Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the 'emple of your God. and do not $now that God alone is good. have mercy upon this impotent man. 'hose who saw him cried! . and give them a new heart. ir. because they deceive you. +thers said! . 3ith the tongue atan blessed our first parents.or so said olomon! 2ife and death are in the power of the tongue. and go your way to your home. 3herefore not without cause did God say by #saiah the prophet! + )y people.# do not $now his name..*... #hapter 11 +ne of them came to him.#n God*s name.No. be whole% rise and ta$e up your bed. and said! . being confounded. the friend of God. even the angels are not faultless in God*s presence.
as did David his prophet! 3hat shall # give to God for all that he has given to me. and you high.priest that hear my voice.3hat will God give us in paradise-. tay. ( shepherd who has a floc$ of sheep.3hat will God give me-. and "harisees. (nd when the $ing re8uired any service. 3herefore # say to you. . abused his wife. # proclaim to you what God has said to you by his prophet #saiah! . so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage.. 'he priest was departing to report everything to the high priest. the hireling when he sees the wolf leaves the sheep and flees. 'hen Jesus said! . in whose presence # stand. 'here was a $ing who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves%. (nd our God conceived such love for him that for the sa$e of the people of #srael he smote 9gypt. saying! . and to this end am # sent to you. but you desire not to go forth to war! you desire fair clothing li$e women. but you desire not to go a fishing% you desire honour as citizens. and gave him therefore to his servants Joseph. #hapter 19 (s God lives. for the $ing deprived him of all.3oe to him. and scribes. But you would have said.. ?ou ought to have as$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. #hapter 13 ?ou as$ me to tell you what God will give us in paradise. and caused his vassals to rebel against him. + scribes. + priests< (nd how do you dishonour God with your manner of life< (nd now you as$ me! .But how does #srael bear himself. and cruelly punished him. Now assuredly this $ing was most merciful% but the man beat the slaves. and made him his heir.+ doctors. and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him. when he sees the wolf coming.wal$ in it. + priests. .# have nourished slaves and e0alted them. but Jesus said! . but you desire not to spin and nurture children% you desire the fruits of the field. drowned "haraoh. and this they did with all diligence. + "harisees. and discomfited an hundred and twenty $ings of the Canaanites and )adianites% he gave him his laws.# will spea$ to you by a parable that you may understand. who tended him. (nd the $ing conceived a great love for the sic$ man. and harden not your heart. for # will answer your 8uestion. repent and turn to God even as our fathers did after sinning. (s God lives.+ priests. through your offence. spo$e evil of the $ing. who stood near the sanctuary. (nd he had compassion on him. Now when the $ing heard this. if the God of our fathers were your God you would not have thought of saying! . 'hey all replied! . and you desire not to cultivate the 9arth% you desire the fishes of the sea. who had wounded him to death. ma$ing him heir of all that 6land7 wherein our people dwells. but you desire not to serve God in truth. tell me.3hat will the $ing give me as reward-. he was wont to say! . despised the medicines. ?ou desire horses li$e $nights.1ow many prophets has he slain% how many prophecies has he contaminated% how has he violated the 2aw of God! how many for that cause have departed from God and gone to serve idols. but for fear of the common people they spo$e not a word. but truth. )oses and (aron. but you desire not the burden of the republic% and you desire tithes and first fruits as priests. (nd Jesus continued. what did he do to so impious a man-. in whose presence # stand. 'he priests were consumed with rage at this speech. you will not receive adulation from me.'he $ing is our God. 'ruly # say to you that those who thin$ of the wages do not love the master. prepares to defend them% contrariwise... who found #srael in this world full of miseries. but they have despised me.. 3hat then shall .
'hen Jesus said! .. who was come to visit his people..God do with you. in order that this people may $now that you have sent me. Jesus besought God for "eter. so be it. and all men have had their origin out of a piece of clay. 3hereupon every one was filled with fear. (nd he was fain to cast away "eter% whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him.#n the power of Beelzebub. (nd having said this Jesus went out of the 'emple. $nowing the reprobation. and saw with his eyes. nor to any prophet. how shall his $ingdom stand. saying! . will you thin$ that God should show himself to this faithless generation. saying that Jesus was the God of #srael. son of God.2ord..But $now you not that God has created all things of nothing with one single word.9very $ingdom divided against itself destroys itself. saying! . 'he spirit departed and the dumb man spo$e. "eter wept and said! . nor to 9li&ah whom he so loved. and was deprived of hearing. "eter answered! . 3hereupon. but again rebu$ed him saying! . (fterwards Jesus departed and went into Galilee.. the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people. and house falls upon house.2ord God of our fathers. the eleven and "eter weeping. Jesus answered! . (nd having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart. saying! .(nd if your sons cast out atan with the scripture that olomon the prophet gave them..(nd you% what say you that # am-. #hapter 70 Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the "assover. they testify that # cast out atan in the power of God. 'hen was Jesus angry.3oe to those who suffer themselves to be deceived of atan<. + blessed 2ord our God.Begone and depart from me.3hat do men say of me-. in order that this vain opinion which the common fol$ began to hold concerning him might be e0tinguished. others Jeremiah. 3hereupon Jesus. raised his eyes to heaven and said! . there was brought to him a demoniac who could not spea$ nor see. atan be cast out.?ou are Christ.Now. for they brought all the sic$ fol$ whom they could gather together. who cast him not away.#f our God willed not to show himself to )oses his servant. began to stir up the common people. #f in the power of atan.3oe to you if you believe this... (nd having said this.'ruly # say to you that God will give you a place where you will have every evil without any good. (nd the common people magnified him. seeing their faith. by the wor$ing of atan.Beware that never again you say such words. and saying! . evil one. he casts out the demons. how shall God have li$eness to man.. because you are the devil and see$ to cause me offences (nd he threatened the eleven. (s God lives. # have spo$en foolishly% beseech God that he pardon me.. for # have won from God a great curse against those who believe this. and Jesus having made prayer gave to all their health! whereupon on that day in Jerusalem the :oman soldiery. seeing you desire here every good without any evil. #hapter 71 . blasphemy against the 1oly pirit is without remission in this and in the other world% because the wic$ed man of his own will reprobates himself. saying! . and entered into the borders of Caesarea "hilippi. but the scribes said! . ome say that you are 9li&ah. prince of the demons. because God would reprobate you<. and others one of the old prophets. (nd when Jesus had said this. have mercy on this sic$ man and give him health. 'hen Jesus said! .#n the power of the name of God our 2ord. 'hey said! . o be it. from the man. and with anger rebu$ed him. he as$ed his disciples. depart.
9very one was offended hearing this.. saying! . saying! .. But beware that you be not deceived. (nd this having been said. when my gospel shall be annulled. 3hereupon Jesus went out to them.ear not. who is he that should betray you-. (nd it re&oices me because that through him our God shall be $nown and glorified. for many more were slain by )oses. (t that time God will have mercy on the world. 'hen said (ndrew! . But as servant of God # can beseech him for the sins of others! and so # have besought him for this sic$ man. the true God.'ruly # say to you that atan desires to sift you as wheat% but # have besought God for you. sic$ of the palsy. (nd when Jesus had said this the sic$ man rose up healed. brother. and they all received their health. and # am sure that God has heard my prayer. but God our creator who has created you will protect you.. 1e shall come with great power against the ungodly.2et not your heart be troubled. #hapter 7* (t night Jesus spo$e in secret with his disciples. beseeching him that he would touch them with his hands.. over whose head will rest a white cloud. 'hereupon they magnified God.+ master. 'ruly # say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood.+ Barnabas. (s for me.+ master. that we may $now him. and Joshua. having lifted up his hands.. but will come some years after you. the God of (braham and his sons. and reported to them all that Jesus spo$e. who spared not the cities which they burnt. and slew the children% for to an old wound . and # shall be $nown to be true% and he will e0ecute vengeance against those who shall say that # am more than man. who shall bring salvation to the world. because the angel Gabriel said to him how that Judas had hand with the priests.#n the name of the God of our fathers. insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. whereby he shall be $nown of one elect of God. the living God. and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth. and then he said! . said! . had himself let down by sheets in front of Jesus. that never will die% having mercy upon them<. Jesus answered. had himself carried up to the roof of the house in which Jesus was. wherefore will you forsa$e us. and glorified God. the servant of God. and when he shall be grown up he shall ta$e her in his hands. saying! . the holy God. 3herefore.)aster tell us some sign. 3hereupon every one answered! . it was spread through all the region of Galilee how that Jesus the prophet was come to Nazareth. 2et the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters.1e will not come in your time. neither be you fearful! for # have not created you. Jesus stood for a moment in hesitation. but God alone forgives. nor is any man. for many false prophets shall come. and so he will send his )essenger. and having caused the roof to be uncovered.God has visited us by his prophet. # am now come to the world to prepare the way for the )essenger of God. 'hen Jesus said! . 'hen the common people besought Jesus that he would beseech God for the sic$ who stood outside.(nd who is this who forgives sins-. tell me. and a great prophet has God sent to us. # say to this sic$ man! .. not being able to get himself carried through the door. 'hen wept the apostles. who shall ta$e my words and contaminate my gospel. because # shall depart from the world. rise up healed<. but soon will be wic$ed one reveal himself.Jesus having arrived in his own country. # am not able to forgive sins. Jesus answered! . 3ith tears drew near to Jesus he who writes this saying! .(s God lives. and they said! .2ord God of hosts.#t is much better that we should die than be forsa$en of you<. Jesus answered! ..(men. saying! . 3hereupon with diligence sought they the sic$ and brought them to him. and shall be by him manifested to the world. (nd this he said of Judas. this is not the hour for you to $now him.. for your sins are forgiven you. Jesus laid his hands upon the sic$ fol$.. and.. (nd so great was the multitude that a certain rich man. and there shall not perish of you save he that lays snares for me. that you may $now the truth.
( thousand shall fall on your left hand. which is God*s dwelling. my son.#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one. that when she forget. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man.. John answered! . atan does 6the same7. as )oses his servant.God shall give his angels charge over you. for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin.?ou. who shall $eep your ways. . that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all.. and ten thousand on your right hand. having for guard the angels and for protection the living God.'ell me. truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come. as says the prophet olomon. prepare your soul for temptations.. in whose presence my soul stands. But fear not you. . would you let "ilate. 'he towers of the city of our father shall greet one another for &oy! and so when idolatry shall be seen to fall to the ground and confess me a man li$e other men.(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say. as says David his prophet! .#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man. Jesus answered! . 'he first is when he tempts by himself. 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. so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble. 6said7! # will dwell in them.1e has said by #saiah! . 'hen how much less .Can a mother forget the child of her womb. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared.'ruly # say to you. his enemy. our father David says. all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed. (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah. '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. who shall fear atan. with thoughts. Now how cautious ought men to be.. how 6did7 atan sin. #hapter 7+ . that are come to fear the 2ord. 3ith all your $eeping. 'ell me. but for them that shall believe the gospel.one applies fire.+ master. enter there or place his goods in it.urely not. then. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you. that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money. (s God lives. $eep your heart-. because God has heard my prayer.# give to you understanding. tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man. e0amining his thoughts. Not without cause. 'ruly # say to you. Now tell me.. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw.. that he sin not against God his creator... 'ruly # say to you. but passes into the heart. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep.. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes. it is necessary. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast.But what shall # say. not only for us. . for he will be against you as a dog that is chained. saying! . that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears. Now tell me.Nevertheless. our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us. . # will not forget you.1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets. if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell. so that they shall not come near you.urthermore. and shall reprove him who use the world amiss.But # say to you. that .(ssuredly yes. #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear.
6how7 the ban$er considers 6his7 money. who is he who e0amines a thought as the ban$er a silver coin.or it needs never to cease from prayer.+ fool. but also that the soul be occupied with prayer.. now. 'he right image is the e0ample of the holy ones and prophets. and whether it is of due weight.. because every impious thought comes of the devil. and too much tal$ing is a sponge which pic$s up ini8uities. Jesus answered! . +bserve. the first said! . but much more those who do not $now him. and man receives for it the eternal fires in his service. 3herefore he has gone forth from paradise. and had no money. as he told him. 'he second taught the third how the vines ought to be cultivated% and he most e0cellently hear$ened to his words% and he cultivated his. +ur God has given you your heart to $eep. and goes in search of labourers.'he good silver in the thought is piety. But truly none that $new him and had wor$ for his hands went thither.+ master.ought you let atan enter into your heart. therefore. 'o them he spo$e. who $nows well how to cultivate the land. which we ought to follow% and the weight of the thought is the love of God by which all ought to be done. whether the silver is good or false. and led them to his vineyard. . Bartholomew answered! . 1e turns it over much in his hand. what ought we to do to thin$ little. . 'he lord answered! . Because the first $new not how to cultivate the vineyard the vineyard brought forth only leaves.'wo things are necessary for you. and the second is to tal$ little! for idleness is a sin$ wherein is gathered every unclean thought. 'here was a man who had three vineyards. or place his thoughts 6in your heart7.+ master. which he let out to three husbandman. But the second left his vineyard uncultivated.. that you has not as$ed counsel of my second vinedresser.* 'his man went forth from his house. wherefore none that $new him would go to till his fields. to corrupt the flesh% 6thoughts7 of earthly love to corrupt the love of God. spending his time solely in tal$ing.No one. 1e is atan. 3hereupon he. # $now not how your vineyard ought to be cultivated! therefore # have not received any fruit this year. li$e a wic$ed man. #hapter 71 # tell you for an e0ample. (ssuredly he sets to his labours those who stand in idleness whoever they be. 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. #t is. #t is not in any wise enough for any one to $now evil in order to escape it. insomuch that the vineyard of the third bore much. 61e considers7 whether the image of Caesar is right. for without doubt your servants are more prudent than the servants of God. which is his dwelling. and found many strangers who were standing in idleness. therefore.. 'ell me.. #hapter 70 'hen said James! .place to find idle ones who are doing nothing. 3hen the time was come for paying the rent to the lord of the vineyard. (h. that one who pays ill% for he gives labour.# tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who paid ill. necessary not only your wor$ing should hold the body occupied. Jesus answered! . 'he first is to e0ercise yourselves much. in order that we may not <fall into temptation-. . said! *# will go to the mar$et. but it behoves to wor$ at good in order to overcome it.Certain it is that you shall pay me.2ord. 3hereupon the enemy will bring there impious thoughts against your neighbour. how is the e0amination of a thought li$e to 6that of7 a coin-. and will therefore come to till my vines. do you dwell alone in the world. 6thoughts7 conformed to the world.
employs it for evil. (nd then he put him into prison under the $eeping of a cruel servant who beat him every day. wherefore there is owing to you a great reward<. to be a thousand times despised and abhorred< since our God by his holy prophets has ever willed to grant it to $now the way to go to his country and his rest! but you.. have despised the light< 'rue is the proverb of the camel.. but.2ord. 3hereupon the lord called the third and with wonder said! .ure it is. that it li$es not clear water to drin$. that if he had put into practice his own words. that leaves the sword and carries the scabbard to fight< Now. + lord. wic$ed one. But he who receives wisdom. we have preached and taught by your 2aw. . but rather to see the good road. (gainst them even the stones shall cry out. and with your wor$s choose the miseries of hell. not only wiliest not to go... if he does nothing but waste the time in tal$ing. that all $nowledge has for end that wisdom which wor$s all it $nows. and with your hands choose earth% with your understanding $now God. (nd having called his servants he had him beaten without any mercy. to whom # let out the second vineyard. saying! .3elcome.Begone. #hapter 77 'ruly # say to you. the vineyard that # let out to you must needs have borne much fruit. which is worse. but with his hands should choose unclean things and eat those. not only to see the light. 'he second answered! . saying! . (nd how shall your vineyard of your vinedresser bear fruit. because it desires not to see its own ugly face. 'he second came. in order that he may pass safely to the inn+ miserable world. but he needs must sweat a shirt every day who wills to ma$e it bring forth its fruit.+ mad beyond all madmen are you.. with your own tongue you condemned yourselves. 1ow then can it be that the vineyard # let out to him should not have borne fruit. . Brave soldier. + lord. which is worse. that with your understanding $now heaven. 'ell me.. and said with scorn to the vinedresser. 'he third answered! . . that on the day of &udgment many shall say to God! .(nd so you have wrought a great wor$ in not cutting away the wood and levelling the vineyard. and never was willing to set him free for prayers of his friends.?es. would not he be mad-. is li$e to him who should use the gifts as instruments to slay the giver. said Jesus.3hen you preached to others.'ruly # say to you.. now has our God given us the 2aw for $nowing or for wor$ing.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. assuredly. and not only wor$s not well. 'he lord was wroth. .(s God lives. and with your affection desire the world% with your understanding $now the delights of paradise.(ssuredly. to whom the lord said! . but. so # cannot pay you.. seeing it is all one soil. $now you not that he who wal$s by night desires light.?ou said to me that this man.(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. taught you perfectly to cultivate the vineyard which # let out to you. said the disciples. #hapter 73 . your vineyard is bac$ward because # have not pruned the wood nor wor$ed up the soil% but the vineyard has not borne fruit. since you $now well how to prune the vines. 'hen Jesus said! . my vinedresser< 3here are the fruits that you owe me. 6while7 # who cannot tal$ so much have given you the rent for two years. for # will not that you wor$ longer at my vineyard% it is enough for you that # give you your debt.2ord.'ell me.. he would have given you the rent of the vineyard for five years. + wor$ers of ini8uity..+ lord. the vines are not cultivated by tal$ing only. o does the ungodly who wor$s ill% for he hates the light lest his evil wor$s should be $nown. + man. if one were sitting at table and with his eyes beheld delicate meats.. .
'heir doctrine is written down. # tell you. man without eyes. 'ruly.. as he was wal$ing out one day through such desert land. "erhaps you thin$ that God has given the 2aw for love of the 2aw.'ruly # say to you. 'hen said (ndrew! . that bread is not so good for the temporal life as is learning for the eternal life. shall he perhaps despise him. truly. he found among such unfruitful plants a plant that had delicate fruits. (nd of the 2aw says God! ee that my precept be before your eyes. but inserted in his heart a light that should show to him that it is fitting to serve God.. and at all times meditate thereon. Now $now you not that the prophets of God are in the house of God*s grace and mercy.'ruly # say to you. 3hether.Now how does this plant here bear these so delicate fruits(ssuredly # will not that it be cut down and put on the fire with the rest. . for he is sure to lose eternal life. (nd so. (ccordingly it is necessary that a man be taught of the prophets of God. for they have clear the light to teach the way to go to paradise.(ssuredly this is not true. because he dwells in the house where the marriage is held% but they that are far from the house.+ master.or thus says God! (s$ of your elders. 3herefore.#f the world is good without the sun. it is good not to learn. but rather will he love him more than those to whom he has given the 2aw.+ master. and the soul without understanding. we $now that Job learned not from a master. Jesus answered! ..(nd how shall the prophets teach us if they are dead% and how shall he be taught who has not $nowledge of the prophets-. +h. then is it good not to $now. surely. (nd let this suffice you to $now the unhappy condition of him who $nows good and does evil. such a man shall not be forsa$en of the mercy of God.. you may now $now.or every nation has this desire to serve God. God will show him and give him his 2aw with mercy. Jesus answered! . then. # say to you that he who despises the prophecy despises not only the prophet. by serving God well! &ust as it is necessary that he who has his eyes diseased should be guided and helped. #hapter 79 James answered! . unhappy he who despises wisdom. 'ruly # say to you. it is a good thing to leave learning aside. (nd having called his servants he made them dig it up and set it in his garden. if not sooner. yet is it not e0tinguished. 3hereupon this man said! . and so have the 2aw of God manifest in them! as David our father says on this matter! 'he 2aw of his God is in his heart% therefore his path shall not be digged up. and giving to his neighbour that which he would receive from others.. and when you sit down. 'ruly # say to you that our God in creating man not only created him righteous. our country. that God had not compassion on the fall of atan. though they have lost God and serve false and lying gods. wheresoever they be. but yet 6had compassion on the fall of (dam%. Jesus answered! . (nd so if God shall find a man who for love of him wor$s good. /now you not that it is a precept of God to learn. as are the nations. not doing to others that which he would not receive from others. . but rather has God given his 2aw in order that man might wor$ good for love of God. so as not to fall into such condition. James answered! . 9ven so.. that our God shall preserve from the flames of hell those who wor$ righteousness%.. # tell you that if there shall live in those regions any man who lives as his heart shall show him. even if this light be dar$ened after sin. nor (braham% nevertheless they became holy ones and prophets. # tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who had great possessions% and in his territory he had desert land that only bore unfruitful things. and they shall teach you. so that it ought to be studied. for 6the writing7 is to you for a prophet.No. 3herefore at death. and when you wal$. that he who is of the bridegroom*s house does not need to be invited to the marriage. But concerning such as $now not the prophet.. but despises also God who has sent the prophet.
2ord. (nd.* Now what said God to )oses when #srael despised )oses. who is that servant of 1erod who would not study to please him by serving him with all diligence. and studies not but forgets the service of God who has made all things.'ell me. it is a greater sin to forget the word of God. (nd so he sat himself down by the well. a woman of amaria comes to the well to draw water. (nd having said this Jesus made prayer% and after the prayer he said! . would it have been a great sin of the priests if when they were carrying the ar$ of the testimony of God they had let it fall to the ground.)ost grievous would be such a sin. are you not ashamed that you. ma$ing no difference between Jew. whoever drin$s of the water of this well. if you $new who he is that as$s you for drin$. Gree$. and said! .Go call your husband.+ woman.Give me to drin$. +ur father (braham had a father without faith. 'he woman answered! . 'hen Jesus said! ...+ 2ord. who is blessed for evermore. 'ruly # say to you. insomuch that they come to eternal life. even as the fire burns dry things and converts them into fire. for you have had five husbands.3oe to the world that studies only to please a body that is clay and dung. Jesus says to the woman! . and to both of you # will give to drin$.'he disciples trembled hearing this. But let not your heart stop there. lo. perhaps you would have as$ed of him for drin$. + James. 'he woman said! . how writes )oses. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . 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. for so has said to me the holy angel of God. wherewith he made all things. being an 1ebrew.# have no husband. Jesus answered! .#hapter 30 . but in learning how to wor$ well. upon the stone of the well.3hy does he thus forbid and command-* But say! *'hus God wills. and the well is deep-. Now tell me. # pray! the 1ebrews ma$e prayer on mount ion in the 'emple built . but whosoever drin$s of the water that # give has thirst no more% but to them that have thirst give they to drin$.Now. and )isael. for he made and worshipped false idols. 2ot abode among the most wic$ed men on earth. (nd they said! . seeing you have no vessel to draw the water. and not to say! *3hy says he thus. ma$ing no difference between olive and cypress and palm% even so our God has mercy on every one that wor$s righteously.. sent his disciples to the city to buy food.3ell have you said the truth. Jesus answered! .. 9arly on the morning of a certain day. 'hus God commands. (zarias. with (nanias. 1e says! .'ell me.. because where God has sent the prophet it is necessary entirely to deny your own &udgment and to follow the prophet. 'he woman was confounded hearing this. #hapter 31 'ell me... as$ drin$ of me which am a amaritan woman-.. Daniel as a child. and he whom you now have is not your husband.'omorrow we needs must pass into amaria%.+ woman. 'he woman answered! . Jesus arrived near the well which Jacob made and gave to Joseph his son..Now how should you give me to drin$. whereby he offers you eternal life. 'hen said the woman! . that man ought to spend all the time of his life not in learning how to spea$ or to read. nor rope... (s God lives.(s God lives. give me of this your water. cythian.Noah truly found grace before God. or #shmaelite. for they $new that God slew @zzah for having wrongly touched the ar$ of God. 3hereupon Jesus being wearied with the &ourney. thirst comes to him again. where dwelt Job but in @z among idolaters.'hey have not despised you.(nd at the time of the flood. but they have despised me.. hereby perceive # that you are a prophet% therefore tell me.
# say to you. by his will. #hapter 3+ 3hilst the woman was tal$ing with Jesus came his disciples. ?et no one said to him! . But believe me. perhaps you are the )essiah. and said! . 'he woman said! .?es. and live as though there were no God% given over wholly to the pleasures and gains of the world% for this woman in the day of &udgment shall condemn you to hell% for this woman see$s to $now how to find grace and mercy before God../now you. Jesus answered! . have been forty days and forty nights% without any food.by olomon in Jerusalem. (nd turning to the woman he said! .1as there been any one here."erhaps some wayfarer has spo$en with Jesus and has gone to find him food. how the mountain is white with corn% truly # say to . A he answered! .. a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city. in the 'emple of olomon. and not elsewhere. (nd thus we.. who might have brought food to the master-.+ woman. woman. 2ord. shall by the )essiah be reduced to every year in every place.. (nd so for this reason the holy angels eat not.3hy spea$ you thus with a amaritan woman%-.'hree months. and so in spirit and in truth must he be worshipped. and marvelled that Jesus was spea$ing so with a woman.)aster. (nd they 8uestioned him who writes this %. and mercy received. (nd God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy. Jesus answered! . but live nourished only by the will of God. 'hen Jesus re&oiced. #hapter 3* 'hen Jesus gave a sigh and wept.# must eat other food. Jesus said! . that the )essiah must come-. 'he woman answered! . and say that there and nowhere else 6men7 find grace and mercy of God. saying! . but rather the word of God. sent of God to all the world% for whom God has made the world. 'he disciples answered! .. and say that only on the mountains of amaria ought worship to be made.# am indeed sent to the 1ouse of #srael as a prophet of salvation% but after me shall come the )essiah. the 'emple of the 2ord.3e loo$ for the )essiah% when he comes he will teach us... but we 1ebrews worship that which we $now. )oses and 9li&ah and yet another.+ 2ord. 'ruly. + woman. come and eat. who brought this empty vessel to fill it with water. for you glory. 3ho are the true worshippers-. .. you amaritans worship that which you $now not. that God is spirit and truth. they said! . (nd then through all the world will God be worshipped. 'hen the woman left her waterpot and ran to the city to announce all that she had heard from Jesus.?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... which now comes every hundred years. 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 $now the coming of the )essiah%. when the woman was departed.2oo$ now. (nd our people worship on these mountains.1ow far off is the harvest%-. saying! . 'hen answered he who writes! .. 'hen said the disciples one to another! . 3hereupon. saying! . (nd lifting up his eyes.. Jesus answered! . Judea. insomuch that the year of &ubilee. + Barnabas. awaiting the issue of the words of Jesus. 3hereupon Jesus said! .'here has not been here any other than the woman whom you saw.'he 'emple of the 2ord. o far as # see.. . and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth.3oe to you. Jesus said! .or the promise of God was made in Jerusalem. 'hen the disciples stood amazed.
said Jesus. who is blessed for evermore. )essenger of God. and found him spea$ing into 1erod*s ears.2et us give than$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.% and she recounted to them all that she had heard from Jesus. mighty and merciful.?ou wash your soul from sins through the mercy of God. 'ell me. would you be offended if he made you to wait-* No. saying! .Now # tell you that there be in the world greater madmen... teach us some precepts this night. But what do you when you are ma$ing prayer. believe me he will not be a friend of yours nor a believer.+ master. and by your &ustice you shall give to all an end% that has no li$eness among men. 'herefore # will not that we sleep. Jesus answered! . uffer him to wait.because with the service of God they mingle the service of the world. he is a good servant of the evil.. whereupon they have become at that time abominable in the sight of God. (nd then he pointed to the multitude who had come to see 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. what shall we do if when we are ma$ing prayer a friend shall come to spea$ to us-. doing reverence to our God. nor shall ever have end% for by your mercy gave you to all things their beginning.But what if he shall be offended and go his way. said Jesus..'a$e care not to do so. and said! . but rather an unbeliever and a companion of atan. so as not to corrupt the good wor$. (nd # have heard his voice.'his night shall be in the time of the )essiah. that God should be forsa$en for man. (s God lives. .No.. 'he disciples re&oiced greatly at hearing this. 'hen Jesus said! . assuredly. healing all the sic$. and finish the prayer.. . 'ell me. and while praying have mingled with their prayer worldly business.#f he shall be offended. 'hen the disciples trembled. . 'hey answered! . because you have more reverence for God than for him.#t is most true. #s this true-. . for no one is so mad as to do this thing.. that today there is a great harvest %to be reaped. in that we have made prayer in union with the )essenger of God. do you ta$e care that no unclean thing touch you. because in your infinite goodness you are not sub&ect to motion nor to any accident.)aster..'ruly # say to you. and therefore each time let us say! .?es. 3hen they were come thither they besought Jesus to abide with them% and he entered into the city and abode there two days. o much so that many of blameless life have been deceived of atan..or this desires the devil. and he said to them! .you. while you are ma$ing prayer. a prophet sent for the salvation of those that shall believe on him. for every worldly word becomes dung of the devil upon the soul of him that spea$s. and teaching concerning the $ingdom of God%.or the woman having entered into the city had moved all the city. bowing our head a hundred times. come and see a new prophet sent of God to the 1ouse of #srael. (fter the prayer of midnight% the disciples came near to Jesus. that every one when he prays spea$s with God. 3ould you be willing then. Jesus answered! . but let us ma$e prayer. Jesus said! . 'he disciples answered! . #hapter 31aving made the prayer. 2ord.#s it right that your friend should for this cause be offended. because he spo$e with vehemence of spirit% and they said! . 1ave mercy on us. that has not had beginning. Bartholomew said%! . 'hen Jesus said! . and we are the wor$s of your hand.1ave you ever seen dung mi0ed with balsam-. when you wash yourselves for prayer.. . for you have created us. #s it then right that you should leave spea$ing with God in order to spea$ with man.# confess you our God alone. in every good wor$ he that fears God ought to separate himself from the wor$s of the world. when he see that we spea$ not with him-.. assuredly% but you would be comforted at seeing your friend in favour with the $ing. if you went to spea$ with a stable boy of 1erod%. to spea$ of worldly things. the &ubilee every year that now comes every hundred years.Believe me that if he shall be offended when you ma$e him wait.+ men. A'hen said the citizens to the woman! .
there are friends who invite and aid their friend to err. and shall hate his own body as a cruel enemy.. and friend of God! . one be your friend. 'ruly # say to you. not his fine family. not his fine clothing..But if perhaps a man shall have a friend who is not such as you have said. /now you what friend means. Nor yet shall you love such a friend in such wise that your love stay in him. even as he wills to correct you. for so shall God adorn 6him7 with greater favour.# will say to you as said olomon %the prophet. + master.#hapter 30 . under prete0t of aught that is not better. such is the $ey of paradise. he even becomes his companion. Beware. whose end shall be li$e to their villainy.+f a thousand whom you $now. he serves the devil. . . 'he disciples answered! . spea$s well. what does such an one-.. and above all how he hates his own flesh. holy one.2et your friend be such that. Beware that you receive not such men for friends.riend means nothing but physician of the soul%. o shall you do with your friend that is worse than you! in those things wherein he is an offence to you. that it is not lawful for you to hate anything save only sin! insomuch that you cannot hate even atan as creature of God.. what is worse. for you shall be easily deceived. leave him if you would not be left of the mercy of God. whosoever see$s to hinder him.. (nd so. see that you consider first. But loo$ how he fears God.(nd # tell you on the contrary that when one wor$s well or. how he despises earthly things. no. 'hen said )atthew! . .3hat ought he to do. if a man $now not how to love God how shall he $now how to love himself% and how shall he $now how to love others. said Jesus. But herein is an evil. 'herefore when you choose you one for friend 4for truly he is supremely poor who has no friend at all5.1e does well.+ught he to forsa$e him-. and choose not for friend one who loves not him whom you love. but when he sees it to be a loss forsa$es it.'ruly # say to you. so also are friends rare who $now the faults and understand how to guide to good. that he who has found a true friend has found one of the delights of paradise% no. for that in truth they are enemies and slayers of the soul.'hen shall we not be able to love any one. who always see$s to hinder evil. (ccordingly. not $nowing how to love himself. how he loves good wor$s. that there are many who have friends that feign not to see the faults of their friend% others e0cuse them% others defend them under earthly prete0t% and. and hinder such wor$.1e ought to do as the mariner does with the ship. that is not easily found. for 6so7 shall you be an idolater. be you cautious.or the friend will not suffer contradiction against him whom he supremely loves. if one go to correct him. even as the sun that always see$s to chase away the dar$ness. But the friend is a singular thing. whoever hates the creature hates also the creator. not his fine lineage. but is easily lost. Jesus said! . and so shall you easily find the true friend! if he above all things shall fear God. not his fine house. and all that God has created is good and perfect. &ust as one rarely finds a good physician who $nows the sic$nesses and understands to apply the medicines thereto.# will tell you% because he is a creature of God. so he may receive correction% and even as he wills that you should leave all things for love of God.. Jesus answered! . . . 'haddaeus answered! . /now you wherefore. and shall despise the vanities of the world% if he shall be always occupied in good wor$s. Jesus answered! . because he serves God.3hen a man wor$s ill or tal$s ill.But tell me.or the devil attends to nought else but to hinder every good thing. not his fine person.But what shall # say to you now. But love him as a gift that God has given you.(ssuredly this is impossible. #hapter 31 . nor yet his fine words. even so again it may content him that you forsa$e him for the service of God. who sails it so long as he perceives it to be profitable. but rather as enemy of God.
re&oice. + Barnabas. but seventy times seven you shall forgive him every day% for he that forgives. than to go into hell wise. (nd having said this. so bear with others. go and tell it to the church% and if he shall not then amend. perhaps. and your words shall bear some fruit% but if you shall do it with rigour. you shall not eat at the same table whereat he sits.. in that you have spo$en thus. assuredly% but rather with hot water.But beware that you hold not yourself for better% rather shall you say thus! . cast it from you as a man casts away everything that hinders his sight.2ord.No. #f your hand or your foot offend you. and poor. Believe me..Certain it is that in a short time # shall be dismembered. put off fleshly prudence and straightway you shall find the truth. But yet woe to that man through whom the offence comes. go and correct him. how must # do this. "eter. than with two hands and two feet go into hell. that the bath is not so necessary for the body. (nd for what cause did God give )oses. and shall bear no fruit. and therefore you shall not dwell under the same roof whereunder he dwells. #t needs must be that the offence come. #f your eye be an offence to you. to him shall it be forgiven. #hapter 33 . you shall be rigorously punished by the &ustice of God.'o such has God given the sword for the e0tirpation of ini8uity.+ "eter. + master-. 9verything that may hinder you from serving God.#f your brother shall sin against you.1ow many times must # forgive my brother. with great wor$s.. "eter! 'hose earthen pots wherein the poor coo$ their food they wash them. #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. with stones and iron hammers. and he that condemns shall be condemned."eter.or he that teaches you is your eye. .(s many times as you would fain be forgiven by him. 'hen said he who writes this! . and he that helps you to wor$ is your foot. and the tiller for the ship. David.1ow must # correct him-. and olomon. . things of wood are burned with fire% but man is amended with mercy. imon. and you shall not spea$ with him% insomuch that if you $now where he sets his foot in wal$ing you shall not set your foot there. and said to him! A .. "eter answered! .#f God help me not. Joshua.. count him for an unbeliever. Jesus reproved him. 3herefore when such are to you an occasion of sin leave them% for it is better for you to go into paradise ignorant. even times a day-.?ou are become foolish.3oe to the world because of offences.3oe to princes< for they shall go to hell. Jesus answered! . the bit for the horse. called "eter! said . when you shall correct your brother you shall say to yourself! .or it is better that you go with one eye only into paradise than with both of them into hell. >essels are bro$en in pieces with iron. . with few wor$s. do li$ewise% for it is better that you go into the $ingdom of heaven with one foot or with one hand.. # shall do tomorrow worse than all that he has done today. for you have gained your brother% but if he shall not amend go and call afresh two witnesses and correct him afresh% and if he shall not amend.#n the way that you yourself would fain be corrected (nd as you would fain be borne with. Jesus answered! . "eter said! . because all the world lies in wic$edness.Not only seven. pluc$ it out. 'ell me. and so many others who passed &udgment. saying! . and he that ministers aught to you is your hand. Jesus answered! . #f he amend. as the prince is necessary for the state.. and rich. amuel.. Jesus answered! . for truly # say to you that every time you shall correct your brother with mercy you shall receive mercy of God.#hapter 37 . 3herefore. 'ruly # say to you. "eter answered! . "eter. if God helped you not with his grace you would be worse than he. Jesus called "eter close to him..
for it has for foundation God and his word. Jesus said! . 3herefore atan see$s not to bring to nothing fastings and prayer. seeing that the .'each us. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God.'hen said he who writes this! . more alms. Jesus answered! . at whose hands every one that is elect has received the faith.Not every one is a &udge! for to the &udge alone it appertains to condemn others. you would not thin$ ever to cut off your heart from mercy to the sinner.No. 'hen Jesus said! .aith is a seal whereby God seals his elect! which seal he gave to his )essenger... so is the faith one. (nd it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God.#t is time that we say the prayer of the dawn. drove men out of "aradise and changed atan from a most beautiful angel into a horrible devil. 3hereupon they arose. 3herefore God.. . so long as he has a soul beneath his teeth to breathe. is the gate of hell. . 'hen said John! . and the others also.3herefore. 'hey answered! . . . But because they have not faith.or even as God is one. and $new that you yourselves were sinners. his disciples again drew near to Jesus. (nd so the faithful by faith sees all things.#n that hour that the sinner shall bewail his sins.3hich is the part that you understand not-. having created before all things his )essenger..Not every one will understand this% wherefore spea$ to us more plainly. 'hen was "eter sad.Now. they are not able to repent for love of God. who is blessed for evermore.#f you had sound understanding. and part not. John.. Jesus answered! . But he said! . because they understood not the meaning. said "eter. wherefore faith ought especially to be guarded with diligence. Jesus answered! . and go on pilgrimage... seeing that it is the gate of $nowledge-.. and are damned eternally. gave to him before aught else the faith which is as it were a li$eness of God and of all that God has done and said. alms and pilgrimages. and having washed themselves made prayer to our God.3ait for your brother as long as God waits for him.1ow long must # wait for my brother to repent-. #hapter 90 3hen the prayer was done.Neither will they understand this.'ruly # say to you.. "eter answered! .'hat many who have made prayer with fastings are damned.. and so they are damned. 3herefore this have many accomplished.3herefore.. 3hereupon Jesus answered! .Now.3herefore. and more fasts than do the friends of God.3herefore. in order that the whole body may not become putrefied. condemning and pardoning-. no rather he incites unbelievers thereto. 'hen said John! . said Jesus. of the faith. But he ta$es pains with all diligence to bring faith to nought. 'hereupon ..."art we understand. how ought &udgment to be given. o long as you would be waited for.. the mighty and merciful. even as the father commands a putrefied member to be cut off from his son. that the sinner ought to be waited for that he may repent. for love of God. # for my part will not remember any more his ini8uities. do alms. how shall we abandon the . better than one sees with his eyes% because the eyes can err% no they do almost always err% but faith errs never.. rather the . Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! .#n that hour that the sinner shall fast. Do you understand-. + Barnabas. (nd so # tell you plainly. # will forgive him.. God said not! .or so does our God wait for him. (nd the &udge ought to condemn the guilty. that the hypocrites and the Gentiles ma$e more prayers.. and the safest course will be to abandon the . for today will # spea$ to you of all that you have as$ed. ma$e prayer. Jesus answered! .3ait for him so long as he has time to repent. 'he disciples answered! . #hapter 39 "eter said! . for he ta$es pleasure in seeing man wor$ without receiving pay. and he opened his mouth and said! Draw near.
and forgot to ta$e food to eat.% . this war 6has been7 aroused by the wor$ of atan. o great 6was the7 sedition 6that7 arose. + our God<. and then believe him. when Jesus added! .John $ept silence.God has so said. for God has no human similitude.% for so doing you shall live safely. each one of two hundred thousand men that bare sword.3herefore have you made me to hold water and not to contain balsam-. 'he :oman soldiery. clothed in his priestly robes. and they began to do him reverence. (nd he was seen by one of them who believed Jesus to be God. therefore. by the word of the holy angel. 'hen. for the women 6carried7 their children in their arms. such that the son was against the father. but he is a son of God*% and others said! *No. went out from the city to see Jesus. saying . and 6he7 said to his disciples! . Jesus gave a great groan and said! . say to its ma$er! .priest should ride in procession. with the holy name of God.priest rode forth and sent a messenger to 1erod.priest spo$e. near the hour of midday. saying! . but they were not 8uietened. o at this everyone was 8uieted% and having laid down their arms they all embraced one another.. seeing the multitude which covered the ground with people. and 1erod rode in a similar manner. the teta gramaton 4sic5.orty Days all Judea was in arms. 6had7 stirred up the 1ebrews. that you should say. who 6also7 rode forth to find Jesus. 'hen. and we ought to resort to him. 'ruly # say to you. o has God done.3hen you $now that God has said a thing. 6had7 gone to )ount inai with Jesus.% . and the brother against the brother. 'hen everyone.orgive me. as to God. three armies assembled in )izpeh. to believe 6whatever7 Jesus said. who are you. and the governor "ilate. )ay it please God to ta$e away from atan the dominion which he has over sinners.God so wills. so that the city was left empty. and as$ him to give testimony of himself.+ur God comes<. saying that Jesus was God come to visit them. when he 4with his disciples5 was purifying himself for prayer. small and great. according to the Boo$ of )oses. and when they $new him they began to cry out! . for Jesus is alive."erhaps atan has raised sedition in Judea. to go to Jerusalem. 'o 8uiet the people. it was necessary that the high. and therefore does not beget sons% but Jesus of Nazareth is a prophet of God.Brothers. it is necessary against every temptation to strengthen yourself with this word.3herefore have you so said. in order to 8uiten the sedition of the people. the governor and the high. 1erod spo$e to them. 'here Jesus 6and7 his disciples $ept the forty days. we. on his forehead. #hapter 91 (t this time there was a great disturbance throughout Judea because of Jesus. Jesus marvelled greatly. brother<* A+n that day. through the operation of atan. he reached the city 6and7 moved the whole city saying! +ur God comes. ome said that Jesus was God come to the world% others said! *No. saying to one another! *. + Jerusalem% prepare you to receive him< (nd he testified that he had seen Jesus near to 6the7 Jordan. the crowd drew near.3elcome to you. . Jesus drew near to the river Jordan. (nd when he had said this. perhaps. 'hen the governor and the high. 3hen they 6saw7 this. 'he governor and the high. crying with great gladness 6over and over7 . according to his word.* 'his 6sedition7 arose because of the great miracles which Jesus did.or two days they sought him in the wilderness near to 6the7 Jordan. 3hen this was past.. #hapter 9* (t this time. . + man. and the third day they found him. every one laid this in his heart. that near the .. + God! wherefore have you so done-. hall the earthen vessel.priest offered great rewards to whoever should come 6forward and7 announce where Jesus was to be found.
that you will be content to remove the sedition which is arisen on your account. . and some say you are a prophet. + priest. and they made a circle round about Jesus. with the 2aw of God. Jesus said again! .(re you also perhaps.or man is li$e a shop. Jesus smote his face with both his hands. 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 . + madmen. (t this the people were filled with terror and began to weep.# confess before heaven. handing it over in servitude to strangers%. priest of the living God< in not against our God<.or # am a man.1ave the prophecies. but he was wishful to bow himself down and worship Jesus. + governor. + #sraelites.or some say you are God.. .Beware of that which you do. in whose presence my soul stands. # am come here with the :oman governor and $ing 1erod. insomuch that the soldiery could not $eep bac$ the people that were desirous to hear Jesus spea$ing with the priest.(nd you. it is impossible that man should do that which you do% wherefore we understand not that which you say. (nd having said this.)ay God pardon us.Get from before me. gone out of your mind. born of a woman. )ay it please God that there come not upon the holy city great vengeance for this sin. 3hen the governor arrived there. #hapter 9+ 'hen Jesus. + a thousand times accursed atan. 'hen said the priest! . sub&ect to the common miseries.'ruly you have erred greatly. whereby he perceived that there were coming the governor with 1erod and the high.'hat which you say is true. (s God lives. when Jesus cried out! . for God wor$s good in man. li$e other men. 'hen Jesus said! .priest. born of mortal woman. that # am a stranger to all that men have said of me. for # fear 6that7 the earth shall open and devour me with you for your abominable words<. deceived of atan<.. But tell me. to wit.. ir. that # am a stranger to all that you have said% seeing that # am man. constrained by the people. + high priest of God. he spo$e once more! .. and # call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. whereupon arose such a noise of weeping that none could hear what Jesus was saying. + wretched Judea."erhaps they also are become mad. . 3hereupon when God shall come to &udge. your God. suffering the miseries of eating and sleeping. and the people being 8uieted from their weeping. sub&ect to the &udgment of God. 'hen said the governor and 1erod! . and call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. Jesus drew near to the priest with reverence. so passed into oblivion. my words li$e a sword shall pierce each one 6of them7 that believe me to be more than man. 3hereupon once more he lifted up his hand in to$en of silence%.Now is Judea so greatly moved over your signs and your teaching that they cry out that you are God% wherefore. Jesus answered! . # confess before heaven.. some say you are son of God. having lifted his hand in to$en of silence. and you + $ing. every one dismounted. and do you pray for us. Jesus saw a great multitude of horsemen. in calling me. said! . 'he priest answered! . of cold and heat. in saying what you have said. why have you not 8uieted this sedition. (nd # fear that God may for this give heavy plague upon the holy city. sub&ect to the &udgment of God% that live here li$e as other men. (nd having said this. with 1erod and the priest. that has moved you to this<. a man. you have greatly sinned. 3e pray you therefore from our heart. wherein whoever enters with his consent wor$s and sells therein. even as atan wor$s evil. Jesus answered! . #hapter 9(nd having said this.
the priest said with a loud voice! . said the priest. and does all that pleases him. . sleeps not. wherein he drowned "haraoh%. (nd of )oses. said! . .(men. this is my faith wherewith # shall come to your &udgment! in testimony against every one that shall believe the contrary.#t is written there that God is invisible and hidden from the mind of man. who in the power of God have wrought things which cannot be grasped by the minds of those who $now not our God.. 'hereupon the priest went up thither% to whom Jesus said distinctly.#t is written there that God has no need. and opened the Jordan. 'hen Jesus... and the light into dar$ness. Jesus said! . you may perceive your sin% for. which # have not done. prayed for the holy city and for the people of God.. for the 8uieting of our nation.#t is written in the testament and covenant of the living God that our God has no beginning. . he said! . #hapter 91 3hen the prayer was ended. o be it. o is it. #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. and 6am7 such that # cannot create a fly over again. . which # have not yet done. o is it written. seeing that our God is infinite. Jesus said! . Jesus answered! . replied the priest. who is blessed for evermore.#t is written there how that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him.#t is written there that our God is everywhere. Jesus said! .born..... and said! . . 2ord our God. Jesus said! .. mortal as are other men. that # am a visible man and a morsel of clay that wal$s upon the earth.. said the priest. almighty and merciful.. for from all that of which the priest has said that it is written in the Boo$ of )oses.. . the dew into tempest. o is it. and that there is not any other god but he. said the priest.:epent. 'hereupon Jesus. o said olomon the prophet. and opened the sea.with a rod made the water turn into blood. tay. that our God in his anger should not give it over to be trodden down of the nations. (nd of 9li&ah every one confesses that he is a man.. when all #srael passed over there dry shod% and he said with a loud voice! . the dust into fleas. Jesus said! . (nd they prayed Jesus.2et our priest go up into a high place whence he may confirm my words. 'hereupon the people raised their voices weeping. who stri$es down and ma$es whole. Jesus..3e have sinned. without variableness.+ Jesus.. having lifted up his hands... said the priest.. having lifted up his hands. (nd of Joshua every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present.#t is written there that our God by his word alone has created all things. .9ven so is it written therein. that he would pray for the safety of the holy city. every one. neither shall he ever have an end.. and shall have an end. he slew the first. and rain. seeing he is incorporeal and uncomposed. for we need to $now who you are. every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. 9li&ah made fire to come visibly down from heaven. (nd 6in li$e manner7 very many other prophets. 'he priest answered! .9ven so it is. +f these things # have wrought none. 1e made the frogs and mice to come into 9gypt%. which covered the ground. forasmuch as he eats not. 'hen went up Jesus on to one of the twelve stones which Joshua made the twelve tribes ta$e up from the midst of Jordan%.% and suffers not from any deficiency.# am Jesus. (nd turning himself towards the people. against you% have mercy upon us. friends of God. son of )ary. truly. holy men.2ord our God. every one crying! . . so that everyone might hear! . (nd # have had a beginning. the covenant of God for ever. Joshua made the sun to stand still.
and what sign shall reveal his coming-. . for so has God promised to (braham our father. insomuch that . the world.. Jesus answered! . and shall bring to the world the mercy of God. # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. even as God promised to our father (braham. Jesus answered! . saying! . but there shall come a great number of false prophets. 'hen said the priest! . by ma$ing the impious believe that # am God and son of God.(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-.#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah. #hapter 97 Jesus answered! .1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-. 'he priest answered! . God said! . whereat # sorrow. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. saying! . 1erod answered! . . atan will raise again this accursed sedition. because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger. whereof # ma$e you a present.#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth.3ith your words # am not consoled. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world. wherefore # pray you in the name of all Judea and #srael that you for love of God should tell us in what wise the )essiah will come.@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen. and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel. and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory.. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. who shall destroy every false opinion of me. # have received grace and mercy from God to see him.. are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-. 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.'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God...of the seed of David. because in our time shall not this sedition be any more. and your word shall be true.or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God. and a great multitude of creatures. as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth.#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation. . in whose presence my soul stands. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. a man that is mortal and fears God.or every li$e loves his li$e. and blessed is he who shall believe his words. (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. 'he priest answered! .3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise.. insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed. whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated. for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul. 'hen answered the priest. 1e shallbring with him the mercy of God for salvation of them that shall believe in him.'he name of the )essiah is admirable. and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world. holy one of God.1ow shall the )essiah be called. and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills.(s God lives. for he is made before me.Distress not yourself. with the governor and the $ing. 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation. 'he priest answered! .. and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power.. Jesus answered! .#t is true that God has so promised. and shall come after me. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed. Jesus answered! . and placed it in a celestial splendour. but indeed # am not he. 'hen Jesus said! .By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. + Jesus. 3herefore # say to you.
Now what thing is more dear to God here on earth than the priesthood and the holy 'empleNevertheless. 9ven so. perceiving their faith.)a$e the multitude sit down. (braham loved his son #shmael a little more than was right. there remained about five thousand men.#n the name of God<. whereupon they ate raw herbs therefore they were not able to depart li$e the others. )uhammad is his blessed name. when he had given than$s to God. but your faith shall never fail. when he perceived this. 3hich decree was posted up in the 'emple. saying! . or do # dream-.3here shall we find bread for them that they perish not of hunger-. made them to sit near him. in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. but another. 'hen said (ndrew! . and loves #srael as a lover. saying! . for that through longing to see Jesus they had forgotten to bring any. he is moved to indignation and slays his rival. and boasted only of the 'emple. when #srael has loved anything such that he forgets God. for that there was none li$e it in all the world. the multitude departed with the priest and the governor with 1erod. God has brought such a thing to nothing. and decreed that on pain of death none should call Jesus the Nazarene. 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 men that willed not to leave him% wherefore Jesus. that God is &ealous for his honour. $ing of Babylon. so in order to $ill that evil love out of the heart of (braham. 'hen Jesus. ?ou $now that when a youth loves a lady. had pity on them.2ord. but what will it be among so many-. and she does not love him. having withdrawn into a hollow part of the desert in 'iro near to Jordan. (fterwards Jesus.Gather up that which is over. "hilip answered! . two hundred pieces of gold could not buy so much bread that each one should taste a little. 'hen Jesus said! .heaven and earth shall fail. engraved upon copper. does God! for. as it were beside themselves by reason of the great miracle. either God or son of God. o the disciples gathered those fragments. for the space of an hour. (nd he too$ the bread.'here is here a child which has five loaves and two fishes. when the people had forgotten God. prophet of the Jews.. but there were seventy. 'ruly # say to you. # tell you.. #hapter 93 (nd having said this. and. without women and children who being wearied by the &ourney.(m # awa$e.'his day have we seen a great wic$edness in Judea and in #srael such that my heart trembles within my breast for fear of God. and the disciples gave it to the multitude% and so did they with the fishes. 'hereupon said Jesus! . 3hen the greater part of the crowd had departed. come 8uic$ly for the salvation of the world<. 'hen the crowd lifted up their voices. God commanded that he should slay his son! which he would have . when he had seated himself upon a stone. Jesus answered! . (nd they remained. and said to "hilip! ..two with the twelve. such that the sacred things which the prophets of God trembled to touch were trodden under foot by infidels full of wic$edness. (nd he opened his mouth with a sigh and said! . which he gave to the disciples. every one.+ God send us your )essenger! + )uhammad. having great disputations concerning Jesus and concerning his doctrine. God raised up his wrath by Nebuchadnezzar. #hapter 99 Jesus. 9very one ate and every one was satisfied. and with an army caused him to ta$e the holy city and burn it with the sacred 'emple. and prayed to God and then bra$e the bread. 'hereupon every one put his hand to his eyes. dismissed them. having been two days without bread. and filled twelve bas$ets. chose them for disciples. called together the seventy. (nd they sat down upon the grass by fifties and by forties..
if its foundation be removed.?ou have as$ed 6a good 8uestion7. but also struc$ him with grievous sic$ness.. and from henceforth every evening when the first star shall appear. falls into ruin! is this true-. # fear that God will be angered against me. preaching penitence! because the a0e is laid near to the tree. how are we to weep.But if they are as$ed. 'hen he who writes answered! . fasts% for sleeping. #nstead of delight must be mourning% for laughter. + Barnabas. what shall they answer-. #hapter 100 (s God lives. 'hen he who writes said! . #hapter 101 'hen Jesus said! .or his tongue.3hen a man loses a purse does he turn bac$ only his eye. (nd ma$e prayer over the sic$. when God gave him into the hand of atan. o be it. because God has given me authority over every sic$ness. if your disciples be as$ed how they ought to show penitence. as$ing him for mercy three times! because the sin of #srael is three times more grievous than other sins. activity% for lust.2et us ma$e prayer and fast for three days. to see it.3e will do whatever you bid us 6to do7. 3hen the third day was ended.. on the morning of the fourth day.. A David loved (bsalom vehemently. +ur father Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons. answered the disciples. and caused Jacob to be deceived by these same sons. Jesus answered! . chastity% let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving. how are we to show activity. let us ma$e prayer three times. and that which # say to one # say to all.or his hand. 'hen Jesus said! .. to ta$e it. how are we to fast.. /now then that penitence more than anything 6else7 must be done for pure love of God% otherwise it will be vain to repent. . when prayer is made to God. 'hen he who writes answered ! . brothers. preaching the truth to the twelve tribes. to as$. that they may be undeceived.(nd how shall they do penance properly if they do not $now how to repent. how are we to mourn.No.+ )aster.Barnabas and John will stay with me! you others are to go through all the region of amaria and Judea and #srael. weeping% for revellings. how are we to remain chaste. o today # will spea$ to you of penitence generally. 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. # will spea$ to you by a similitude. and # wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God. weeping! . 'herefore you must go through Judea and #srael. how are we to ma$e prayer and do alms% what answer shall they give.. such that he believed that the beasts had devoured his son. to cut it down. and this was turned into a rope to hang him< #nnocent Job came near to loving his seven sons and three daughters 6too much7. that (bsalom loved his hair above all things. such that worms came out of his flesh for the ne0t seven years... Jesus answered! .done had the $nife cut.#t is true. who not only deprived him of his sons and his riches in one day. so God caused him to be sold. and so lived in mourning for ten years. 'he disciples answered with fear. . but he turns his whole body bac$ and employs every power of hissoul to find it. and therefore God brought it to pass that the son rebelled against his father and was suspended by his hair and slain by Joab. . Jesus called together all the disciples and apostles and said to them! . + fearful &udgment of God. #s this true-. vigils% for leisure..#t is most true. answered the disciples.
that in every thing 6for which7 a man weeps. + wretched one. that God has chosen you as a son. But it is probable that he would weep day and night. 3hen man has sinned. but grieved at having lost their reward. ?et he will he never find mercy.'he foundation of our salvation is God. answered the disciples. has great remorse for having lost paradise and gained hell. but in being despised.No. or that God 6will7 free him from hell. so that he should re&oice 6when it befalls him7.* 'he sinner... 1ere he see$s that what he has done may be punished by ?our hand. 6the7 laughter of a sinner is an abominable sacrilege since this world is rightly called by our father David a vale of tears. granting you paradise. # tell you that this is what God will do to those who repent for having lost paradise. as you have said! that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep. and 6yet7 does not weep over the soul from which the mercy of God has departed because of sin< 'ell me. ?our enemy% in order that the ungodly may not re&oice over your creatures. and was cast out of paradise and condemned to the unclean world. did fall under the displeasure of God. holding to this manner of 6penitence7. Do you thin$ that such a man would laugh for any time-.or every misery that comes to man comes to him from God for his salvation.3oe to the world. Do you $now why. . + 2ord. and you $new that they did not grieve at having offended you. + wretched man$ind. if it loses that which it desires. he has lost the foundation of his salvation% so it is necessary to begin from the foundation. without whom there is no salvation.. what is worse. the enemy of all good. But sin comes from the devil for the damnation of man. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wic$ed man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the $ing. so that he suffered great miseries. he sins. punish as it pleases you.for if the $ing should have $nown it he would have had him slain. will find mercy with God in proportion to 6the e0tent that7 he craves &ustice. 'ell me. for you will never give me so much torment as this wic$ed one deserves.Because he does not love God% no. + madness of man. and. 'here was a $ing who adopted one of his slaves as 6his7 son 6and7 he made him lord of all that he possessed. (nd the world simply laughs. + 2ord. seeing him laugh at the $ing*s displeasure. when his ship has been wrec$ed by a storm. that weeps over the body from which the soul is departed. would you forgive them. #hapter 10* 'ruly # say to you.Certainly not. prostrate before God. 'hen Jesus wept saying! . not only in his substance. (ssuredly. if the mariner. and being deprived of all that he won each day by wor$ing. the sinner who will be truly penitent must have 6a7 great desire to punish in himself that which he has done in opposition to his Creator! 6to the e0tent that7 when he prays he dare not to crave paradise from God. . what would he do. (ccordingly. Chastise. if your slaves had offended you. and not by the hand of atan. where you receive all things with toil and every good wor$ is ta$en from you by continual sinning. . at which you. who has offended ?ou without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving ?ou. mourns for the lost good. for it is sure of eternal torment. he says in his prayer! *Behold the guilty one. that every animal according to its own nature. e0cept when he weeps for his sin. but in confusion of mind. he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest< #t will be. atan. by the operation of atan. #hapter 10+ 'he weeping of the sinner ought to be li$e that of a father who weeps over his son 6who is7 near to death. could recover all that he had lost by weeping.#t is certain that he would weep bitterly. therefore. But # say to you truly.'hen Jesus said! . he hates his Creator. .
as a grain of sand. Jesus answered! . But all the size of the earth with that of all the heavens is in proportion to paradise as a point. # tell you. even so this consumption preserves the soul from sin. urely here you can perceive that man see$s loss and not profit. and now you have said that man receives from the hand of God% accordingly.. but that. But it is necessary that # ma$e to you a proposition. Now $new you not.+ master. Bartholomew said! .No. lest we die. But he who is thus. then. not $nowing the sense of the words. in whose presence my soul stands. that the heavens are nine and that they are distant from one another even as the first heaven is distant from the earth. and not for aught else.2ord. + )oses.Not all those who shed tears weep. God measures more the sorrow than the tears. what shall he do who cannot weep because his heart is a stranger to weeping.. even so are the ways of God distant from the ways of men. #f God should grant as many tears to the true penitent as the sea has waters he would desire far more! and so that desire consumes that little drop that he would shed. no. 3herefore the earth is distant from the highest heaven four thousand and five hundred years* &ourney. #n weeping.(nd what said God by #saiah the prophet. you have confessed before all Judea that God has no similitude li$e man. said John. #s this greatness immeasurable-* 'he disciples answered! *?es. which is distant from the earth five hundred years* &ourney. there are found men from whose eyes no tear has ever fallen. and the thoughts of God from the thoughts of men- #hapter 100 *God is so immeasurable that # tremble to describe him. accordingly. #hapter 10*'ruly there are men who have both the inward affection and the outward tears.. + )atthew. Just as the sunshine preserves from putrefaction what is placed uppermost. and similarly all the heavens are inferior each one to the ne0t. would you have reason to weep-* . and afterwards should ta$e it away from you. since God has hands he has a similitude with man. so far as the heaven is distant from the earth. how does man lose in weeping over things other than sin-. surely. (ccordingly.and 6yet7 man is not sad about that. + Bartholomew.or you have of your own. that 6the earth7 is in proportion to the first heaven as the point of a needle and the first heaven in li$e manner is in proportion to the second as a point. Jesus answered! *?ou are in error. (s God lives.* )atthew said! . sin alone% and for that ought you to weep. But they who readily burst into weeping are li$e the horse that goes faster the more lightly he is laden. the universe before God is small as a grain of sand.. and many have so erred. 'he weeping of a sinner is a consumption of earthly affection by vehemence of sorrow. 'hen Jesus said! *Now has man less reason to weep when he loses aught. but the sense% seeing that human speech is as it were an interpreter between us and God. or has not that which he would% for all comes from the hand of God.* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives.. and they have wept more than a thousand of those who 6do7 shed tears. our fathers cried out! . shall not God have power to dispose at his pleasure of his own things.. that when God willed to spea$ to our fathers on mount inai.+ master. # tell you. + foolish man. will be a Jeremiah.* 'hen said John! . and God is as many times greater 6than it7 as it would ta$e grains . as a blazing furnace consumes a drop of water. pea$ you to us. . Jesus answered! *#f 1erod% should give you a mantle to $eep for him. and let not God spea$ to us.or man ought to consider not the outward 6form7 of the words.
'haddaeus said! * o then.* #hapter 101 3hen he had finished the prayer of dawn. and wor$ not any good.or he that sees that a certain food ma$es him sic$. @nderstand you.* answered the disciples.where is his sense. ta$ing away its food from it. . *?ou deceive yourselves. and truly it is as said #saiah the prophet! . .of sand to fill all the heavens and paradise. (nd now tell me. each one of itself separate.. 3hereupon they become abominable.God is such. or by reason of great sorrow that the soul has. . #hapter 107 *(nd so the first thing that follows sorrow for sin is fasting. has man sense-* *?es. Jesus answered! . + foolish ones. save by miracle. . how does sense wor$ in the ungodly. which thin$s and lives. and mutilated. in whose presence stands my soul. +ur God created the soul and the body as you have heard. even as the body lives by food and the soul lives by $nowledge and love.(nd when a man is in a swoon-* 'hen were the disciples perple0ed% when Jesus said! *'hree things there are that ma$e up man! that is.(ssuredly. a man does not have life.or so closely are the soul and the sense &oined together. it confessed that it was a slave of God and the wor$ of his hands.* 'haddaeus answered! . 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. and intellectual soul. after sorrowing that he has eaten it. if you wish to have eternal life. every one of us saying! *(men. # will tell you all.* said Jesus.'ell me.1e is hidden from human senses.or the sense has God created for pleasure. 3herefore there is the greatest need to nourish it with spiritual pleasure for him who wills not that it should live of carnal pleasure. dumb.(ssuredly. :eturning to my discourse. for that he fears death. and by that alone it lives. But sense departs by reason of fear that it receives. vegetative. 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. the soul and the sense and the flesh.. never.'ruly # say to you.. deaf. the soul is one. God has sense over which to have lordship. dividing it by operation and not by essence. Beware.'his is not true. as here one $nows the sea from a drop of salt water. because man is deprived of life when the soul departs% because the soul returns not any more to the body. Jesus answered! * o is it true% wherefore. when the sense leaves the life.* 'he disciples answered! *God alone can $now himself.1e will weep even as ice will give fire< ?ou needs must turn revellings into fasts if you will have lordship over your senses.+ master. But life without senses will readily be found.* Jesus answered! *Go you bac$ to saying. o ought the sinner to do. and prayed for the salvation of our people. forsa$en it.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God. # tell you that for sin alone one ought to weep. if God please. who is a little piece of clay that stands upon the earth. but you have not yet heard how he created the sense. Jesus sat down under a palm tree. because by sinning man forsa$es his Creator. calling it the sensitive. that the more part of men affirm the soul and the sense to be one and the same thing.* said the disciples. as is seen in the unconscious when the sense leaves him. because even so has our God lordship. then. and thither his disciples drew near to him. Now consider you if God has any proportion with man. it is as God in them! seeing that they follow sense. where will they find the intellectual soul without life. when we are in paradise we shall $now God. 'herefore to. forsa$ing reason and the 2aw of God. that you ta$e the sense and not the bare words. *for he that is blind.. many are deceived concerning our life. But how shall he weep who attends at revellings and feasts. But truly # say to you.God has this. so as not to ma$e himself sic$. and more. yet in him sense wor$s not-* *No. through indignation that it has at being deprived of the pleasure of paradise through sin. 'his sense is now rebellious against the soul.morrow. . "erceiving that pleasure has made him to .. Jesus said! *Can a man be found who has life in him.
'he soul. in parable! there is a man who whilst wal$ing stri$es himself against a roc$. because it deprives him of God. and call them mad who are not put on diet(ssuredly not. and from being his faithful slave has turned into a rebellious foe. he stri$es with his head what is the state of such a man-* . despising them that fast not. fasting is needful here. but by the light of the sun we go securely.for such a man is frenzied. where no pleasure at all but infinite sorrow is received% let him put before it the delights of paradise. wishing here on earth to fare deliciously every day.No. 'ell me. even so must you be careful in watching that while the body watches the soul sleep not. being content with crumbs here on earth.. for your Creator wills to &udge you.. that watches is that which in everything and in every place perceives God. (s the spiritual infirmity is more grievous than the corporeal. shall live eternally in full abundance of the delights of paradise. that the penitent ought not to boast in his fast. A 'ell me. . was deprived eternally of a single drop of water! while 2azarus. and in everything and through everything and above everything gives than$s to his ma&esty. 9ven so # say to you. ...or it abides habitually ever in the service of God. that are so great that a grain of one of the delights of paradise is greater than all those of the world. and despise them that fast not% but he ought to sorrow for the sin by reason whereof he fasts. he will see$ to ma$e him set his fast simply upon bodily food. viz. 'ell me. o let him proceed to mortify sense and to $now God for his lord. (nd if he succeed not in this.)iserable. . under prete0t of sic$ness. will the sic$ man boast of the diet that is imposed on him by the physician. that of the body and that of the soul. 3herefore in fear of his ma&esty there always resounds in its ear that angelic utterance . while he perceives not his misery that he sleeps with the soul.or he. But because man while living has need to ta$e these good things of the world. But let the penitent be cautious% for that atan see$s to annul every good wor$. shall such a wretched one boast of not sleeping with the body.'he sleep of the soul is forgetfulness of God and of his fearful &udgment. and when this shall not avail he will invite him to an e0treme fast. in order that he may fall sic$ and afterwards live deliciously. . come to &udgment.sin against God his creator by following sense in these good things of the world. (ndrew answered! . then. and in order to avoid stri$ing it the more with his foot.or this would be a most grievous error. Now will a man give delicate food to the dog that bites and to the horse that $ic$s. let him sorrow at having done so. (nd let this suffice you concerning fasting. . who never eats but always sins. 'hen Jesus said! .* #hapter 103 1ear$en. which is the head of the life. answered the disciples. his life. But he will sorrow for the sic$ness by reason of which he needs must be put upon diet. and gives him the eternal death of hell. let him put before it the condition of hell. whether do you desire the more! to see by the light of a star or by the light of the sun-.or so will it easily be 8uieted% for that it is better to be content with little in order to receive much. for truly # say to you that he who watches with the body and sleeps with the soul is frenzied.3ell have you answered. 3herefore. . even so is it more difficult to cure. it is abominable to deprive the body of food and fill the soul with pride. then. for that the penitent has rebelled against him. surely. but rather the contrary. and holding oneself better than they. 3hereupon atan will see$ to cause that he shall not fast in any wise. *?ou ought to remember the rich feaster in order to fast well. but he should content himself with coarse food.or &ust as there are two $inds of sleeping. . than to be unbridled in little and be deprived of all and abide in torment. (s God lives. (nd when he sees the sense abhor fastings. 3herefore we wal$ with fear by the light of the star. $nowing that always at every moment it receives grace and mercy from God. and by the light of the sun we see the tiniest grain of sand. to what # shall say to you concerning watching. and more in the penitent than in others. in order that he may be li$e to himself. which is the foot of the life.By the light of the sun% for by the light of the star we cannot see the neighbouring mountains. Nor should the penitent that fasts procure delicate food.Creatures.
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$s, but uttered ungodly words that were the condemnation of many angels and many men. Now that God has man in the world, in the midst of his creatures that serve God, all of them, according to his precept! and man, # say, bearing no fruit, God would cut him down and commit him to hell, seeing he pardoned not the angel and the first man, punishing the angel eternally, and the man for a time.
but that there are a great multitude of idle fol$! if these were to labour. when a man loves a thing. 'herefore 6only7 he who is not man is free from this precept.'hus the sun and the other planets are strengthened by the precepts of God so that they cannot do otherwise. loves that which he ought to hate.or lust the tribe of Ben&amin was all but e0tinguished. But $now you not that good.)aster.. he is a fornicator% for that the soul. (nd of the lac$ thereof it will be necessary to render an account in the dreadful day of &udgment. even so is man born to wor$.#n the sweat of your countenance shall you eat bread. not being directed by reason. aid John! . but this ought the poor to do. but as its owner. wherefore they shall have no merit.3hereupon the 2aw of God says that man has too much good in this life. must be free from necessity. according to his 8uality. (ndrew answered! . not $nowing himself. 1ence.?es. not because God has given him such thing. which.or lust God overwhelmed three wic$ed cities whence escaped only 2ot and his two children. (nd so God laments by #saiah the prophet. he has united with the creature. o also David our father. Jesus answered! .. of all that he has found. ought greatly to be feared% for the enemy is of one*s own household..(s the bird is born to fly and the fish to swim. he is not the owner. saying! ?ou have committed fornication with many lovers% nevertheless. the friend and prophet of God! . what ought the sinner to do-.( poor man shall live of the sweat of his face. as said Job. 3herefore let every one wor$. the space of five days would not suffice.1ow shall a man forget the women if he live in the city where there are so many of them-. (h. so that. 'ruly # say to you. and Job that . and incapable of anything. to wor$ is a fitting thing. he would not fall into the e0ternal% for if the root be removed the tree dies speedily. (s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. . and let him forget every other woman. Jesus answered! . (nd he will have to render an account thereof in that dreadful day. there would be the greatest plenty in the world. what signifies lust-.. and it shall be well with us. 'herefore our God waits for man to be penitent. return to me and # will receive you.(nd Job did not say that! .(s a bird is born to fly.But God said to man! . if David our father and olomon his son wor$ed with their hands. but the dispenser. he said not! .2ust is an unbridled desire of love. (nd # tell you truly that if # should narrate to you how many have perished through lust.. to be good. ..+ )aster. 2et a man content himself therefore with the wife whom his creator has given him. when God gave the precept to wor$. if there were not internal lust within the heart of man. it will do him harm% seeing that the city is a sponge that draws in every ini8uity. in order that he may do good wor$s. for they cannot do otherwise. and so it is necessary that he should suffer tribulation and be deprived of earthly goods. 'ell me. so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. Believe me. #hapter 110 2et man say somewhat to me. some attending the ground and some at fishing the water. insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty.+ (ndrew. . James answered! . (ssuredly for no other reason are all things costly.. says! 9ating the labours of our hands we shall be blessed. 3hat has he brought into the world.)an is born to wor$. so a poor man is born to wor$. which ought to abide in union with God its creator. how many have perished through lust< 'hrough lust came the deluge. by reason of which he would live in idleness. a prophet of God. 'he abominable lust. certain it is he who lives in the city.. bursts the bounds of man*s intellect and affections% so that the man. that ma$es man li$e the brute beasts. that our God has condemned man to wor$. Now tell me. Jesus replied! .Certain it is that he was born na$ed.three human persons.
is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God. # would close them so as not to see you-. you are an impious fellow< Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God. and fear the sense. +f what seed # am.Brother. let him repel every outward enticement of sin. 9li&ah answered! . 'he blind man answered! .. has made an idol in his heart.. because as regards me # $now that you have told me the truth. 9li&ah answered! . + holy prophet of God. you being near the sanctuary. 9li&ah answered! . be he who he may. and said with tears! . 'hen Jesus said. 'hen said the disciples of 9li&ah! . 'hen said 9li&ah! .if he be the prophet.(s God lives in whose presence my soul stands.?ou say this. + man. . now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing.. if # had my eyes. and hate 9li&ah with your soul. for 9li&ah is not able to do anything of all that you say. + brother. said the blind man. . for if you had had that you would not have despised my doctrine. for their salvation.. he who has not bodily eyes is secure not to receive punishment save only to the third degree... and we are beside ourselves at the $nowledge that here on earth there are very few that are not idolaters. and the more # should hate 9li&ah the more # should love God. + brother.# weep because # cannot see 9li&ah the prophet. the holy one of God.Begone forthwith.or all the men in the world cannot ma$e one fly to be born. because he is a man as you are. that raises the dead and ma$es the fire to come down from heaven-..)ay it please God that you be spea$ing the truth% because.1ave you understood all that 9li&ah said-. + man. . so far as concerns you.Now begone* for you are the devil.?ou spea$ not the truth. our God too$ away your sight. aid the blind man! . 9ven so. that # am 9li&ah<. which is not pleasing to God.Now tell me. that many desire to see me and come from far to see me. because you have not that light which would ma$e you see the true from the false.#n truth. and said! . and how # became blind-. saying! . 1ereupon was the blind man greatly angered. + brother.?ou are of the tribe of 2evi% and because you. seeing that the more # hate myself the more # love God. defending himself against every assault and always fearing treachery on the part of the citizens.# do not wish to see you% no.)ay our God pardon you./now. which is the origin of every carnal sin.#hapter 111 #t behoves a man to live in the city. as$ed him saying! . that would ma$e me sin against the holy one of God. for in weeping you sin. sighing! . and if you saw me you would still your desire. 'he disciples answered! . + brother-. while he that has eyes receives it to the seventh degree. that they had no eyes. and see$s not to find pleasure in God. separates you from God. for # will not listen to you any longer<. #n the time of the prophet 9li&ah it came to pass that 9li&ah seeing a blind man weeping. #hapter 117 9li&ah answered! . But how shall he defend himself if he bridle not the eye. because it has a supreme desire for things impure.because # turn you aside from your creator.. said 9li&ah weeping. . 'hen 9li&ah rebu$ed him.. and forsa$en God.. . but God% whence. for # have sinned in spea$ing with you% for if # had seen you # should not have sinned. a man of good life. in entering the 'emple of God. . if # should hate 9li&ah # should love God. we have understood.. 'he blind man answered! . 'he blind man answered! .. for my flesh. 'he blind man answered! . he truly is the prophet of God. 3herefore it were better for them. 3eep then.?ou have spo$en the truth. 9li&ah. loo$s lewdly upon a woman. wherefore you hate him. + brother. # say."ardon me. # am the devil. because 9li&ah must have rebu$ed you for some sin of your. seeing that everyone that finds pleasure in the creature.Brother.. 'hen the blind man weeping said! . which you desire to see. 9li&ah answered! ... .Cease from weeping. 'hen 9li&ah gave a sigh.3hy weep you. aid the blind man! .or you desire sight to see 9li&ah.. 2et him tell me. brother..?ou spea$ not the truth. even as the soldier lives when he has enemies around the fortress. who despise my words.or 9li&ah is not your creator. 3herefore # say to you.(s God lives.
man shall put a bridle upon his eyes. 'hat thereafter it would be necessary for the penitent to turn story. even if it were not also a precept of God. then. reason itself shows. +h hapless man. + (ndrew. whereby the man that prays shall defend himself in the day of &udgment! for he shall $eep his soul from sin here on earth. . seeing that smo$e does hurt to the eyes and gives no sustenance to the body. is the bridle of sense% prayer is the salt of the flesh that suffers it not to be corrupted by sin.. then. #hapter 119 . 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. in holding me for God. .or that prayer is the advocate of the soul% prayer is the medicine of the soul% prayer is the defence of the heart% prayer is the weapon of faith. and shall preserve his heart that it be not touched by evil desires% offending atan because he shall $eep his sense within the 2aw of God. . or preserve dead flesh without salt%. Because as the ship cannot move without wind. # tell you that prayer is the hands of our life. what would he do- . (s God lives. then. # tell you that it is impossible not to fall headlong into lust. and not abide continually among princes in delicate living. (nd to such degree will this lust of his brea$ forth. 9ven so then let man do. . and you should sell it and forget your friend. 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.?ou spea$ the truth. weeping vehemently. he will love her and desire her. if # confessed myself to be God. . and his flesh shall wal$ in righteousness%. receiving from God all that he shall as$. he shall be lord of the sense. for now was #srael desirous to establish the idolatry that they have in their hearts. #f.or truly every time that a man beholds a thing and forgets God who has made it for man. would he spend it to buy smo$e.or in every idle word man sins. that prizes the light that is common to flies and ants and despises the light that is common only to angels and prophets and holy friends of God< #f. 3herefore Jeremiah the prophet.(ssuredly not.)y eye is a thief that robs my soul. and should not ma$e the creature his end. so the flesh without the sense cannot sin. said truly! .or if a friend of yours should give you somewhat to $eep in memory of him. for with the outward sight of his eyes and the inward sight of his mind he should see$ to $now God his creator and the good pleasure of his will. #f man could change dung into gold and clay into sugar%.or so shall the flesh be sub&ect to the spirit. 1e therefore who shall behold women and shall forget God who for the good of man created woman. prayer. many of whom have now despised my teaching. .#hapter 113 'hen Jesus said! .or therefore did David our father pray with greatest longing to God our 2ord that he would turn away his eyes in order that he might not behold vanity. sail without rudder. saying that # could ma$e myself lord of all Judea. the eye shall not be guarded.telling into prayer. which cannot desire that which is not presented to it. . 9ven so does man% for when he beholds the creature and has not in memory the creator. which causes him to lose the creator.or truly he who has no hand cannot receive. and our God blots out sin by reason of prayer. if one had two pence to buy bread. 'ell me.or truly everything which has an end is vain. he has sinned. who for love of man has created it. in whose presence we are. you have offended against your friend. and that # am mad to wish to live in poverty among desert places. he sins against God his creator by ingratitude.
(nd how shall he do penance. so the avaricious has hell for his end. who has given you grace to $now the mysteries of God. atan will put into his memory those same &ests.Now who will buy a man*s words at the price of gold. even as gold is spent on necessary things.(s God lives. even though he be silent with his tongue. 3oe. + wretched world< for today men do not assemble together for prayer..?ou have your heart so heavy that # am not able to lift it up.#t is certain that he will become covetous<.(ssuredly no one. then.or that God has given two angels to every man for notaries.or what prince would give a city to his sub&ect in order that the latter might ma$e war upon him. perhaps. how will he hold them that murmur and slander their neighbour.No one would e0ercise himself in any way other than in ma$ing gold and sugar. 1ence in every word it is necessary that # should tell you the meaning. must give out his words at the price of gold.'here is no other God than #. the avaricious. But what is worse is the man who spends his time in &ests. who would do penance. the one writing the good.#s time. the disciples answered! . truly # say to you. the other the evil that the man does. so let him not tal$ of a thing that may cause hurt to his soul. so as not to give suspicion of himself. . #hapter 1*0 'he fruit of vain tal$ing is this. 'hen answered Jesus! . but in the porches of the 'emple and in the very 'emple %itself atan %has there the sacrifice of vain tal$. given him by God that he may offend God. /now you wherefore. so doing. he. and he is careful not to say anything that may displease the governor. 3hen he is fain to pray. to them that &est and tal$ vainly< But if our God has in abomination them that &est and tal$ vainly. # say. that even as the plummet has for its end the centre. 'hen Jesus said! . 'he disciples answered! . #hapter 1*1 3hen the governor has arrested a prisoner whom he e0amines while the notary writes down 6the case7. and that which is worse of things which # cannot tal$ of without shame.'hen. by his wor$s says! . Jesus being silent. but # say that when he tal$s he should thin$ that he is casting forth gold. Jesus answered! . so he will tal$ 6only7 when it is necessary to tal$. but see$s to spea$ somewhat whereby he may be set free. then..or indeed.for # will tell you. how does such a man tal$-. that it wea$ens the intellect in such wise that it is not ready to receive the truth% even as a horse accustomed to carry but one ounce of cottonfloc$ cannot carry an hundred pounds of stone. # cannot conceive how grievously you will be punished by God< 1e. therefore. # do not say that the penitent should sell his tal$ing.telling into prayer. that must be changed into almsgiving. in whose presence my soul stands. #nasmuch as all that he has he . #f then a man would receive mercy let him measure his tal$ing more than gold is measured. #hapter 1** (s for avarice. (nd &ust as no one spends gold on a thing which shall cause hurt to his body. (s God lives.+h impure world. and in what plight will they be who deal with sinning as with a business supremely necessary.1e tal$s with fear and to the point. tell me.Now why does not man change foolish story. 1is disciples answered! . and cast him out. by laughing he provo$es God to anger% who will chastise him. 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$. in order not to lose his soul. .. insomuch that when he ought to weep over his sins to provo$e God to mercy and to win forgiveness for his sins.'his ought the penitent to do. But give than$s to God. for it is impossible for the avaricious to possess any good in paradise.
riday morning. and united them in one final ob&ect. for it diffused itself there li$e oil. with nerves and veins. to show to his creatures his goodness and mercy and his omnipotence. and giving up our life to the death to serve you. the sense lost the delight whereby it lives. and the reason being seduced of the sense by the operation of atan. the flesh lost its rest. as two hands of this life! giving for lodgement to the sense every part of the body.. of flesh. so be it. united with the sense. and s$in. . not sending any fruit to 1erod. and fire in order that each one might temper its opposite. that if God our 2ord enlighten not the heart of man.. which is man*s body. choosing earthly things. marrow. bewailing our sins praying and giving alms. and when 1erod sent for fruit you drove away his messengers. Jesus. if you would $now how penitence ought to be done. Now tell me% if 1erod% should give you a garden to $eep. air.. Now # tell you that even so the avaricious man ma$es himself god over his riches which God has given him. and so. which having lost God through sin because it lives by pleasure. and being unable to delight itself in God. sins. and you were fain to bear yourselves as owners. the eyes not being able to see aught but vanity. (nd he made of these four things a vessel. God. who is hidden from it. but see$s delight. and with all his inward parts% wherein God placed the soul and the sense. 3hen all were seated. after the prayer. 3herefore # say to you truly. bones. your servants. early. save us from atan. put into him a light which is called reason%. surrounds itself with temporal things which it holds as its good% and it grows the stronger the more it sees itself deprived of God. (varice is a thirst of the sense. and the soul in a single end to wor$ for the service of God. with the faith of your true )essenger. and the soul lost its beauty.. not being curbed by reason. assembled his disciples and said to them! . it should rule the whole life.2ord God almighty and merciful. he placing this wor$ in paradise.+ur God. saying! . (s said our father David! 'his change comes from the right hand of God. instructing those that are ignorant of your will. so be it. (nd to the soul gave he for lodgement the heart. we than$ you for all your benefits and would fain adore you only all the days of our life. where. o be it. which finds not repose in labour. Jesus said again! . suffering from the world for love of you. + 2ord. and dying leaves all. 2ord. the sinner is converted to penitence.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. who has given us the grace to communicate his will by my word. and for love of all your holy ones and prophets. water. #t is necessary that # should tell you of what sort man is. made a composition of four things contrary the one to the other. the sense. (nd so today let us render than$s to God. to $now good from evil and 6to distinguish7 the true delight! $nowing which.(ssuredly you. if God please. having thus created man. who in mercy has created us. 3hereupon he lifted up his hands and prayed. 3hereupon.. with his liberality and &ustice. 'he disciples ever answered! . fasting and studying your word. which is man and this is earth. 'hus it is necessary that by the mercy of God man*s reason be enlightened afresh. + our merciful God. it deceives itself. who gives the grace to repent. follows the light which the eyes show it% whence. from the flesh and from the world. not regarding his beginning or his end. Do you. even as you save your elect for love of your own self and for love of your )essenger for whom you did create us. the sense. giving us the ran$ of men. (nd so the conversion of the sinner is from God. would you be ma$ing yourselves $ings over that garden. that he is born na$ed. . #hapter 1*+ 3hen it was day. )an having come to such a plight. tell me.is fain to spend at his own pleasure. blood. which was to unite the flesh.
. love towards God. listening to all and receiving only the truth. Jesus answered! . #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it.* 9ven so ought you to do. and give of the best of that which you have. because it is most evil. John answered! .. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages. every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end. and hatred towards yourself. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely. Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world. then. uch a thing will have its end.+ )aster. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. Jesus answered! . 'ell me.'hen to what end serves the speech of men-. 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. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad. it behoves him to serve God. But truly they are vain. and therein he catches many fishes. when the )essenger of God shall come. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us. God would not have given to David our father the second. 3herefore.. what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . seeing that men do not consider their end. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end.)an as man avails nothing to convert man to penitence% but man as a means which God uses converts man% so that seeing God wor$s by a secret fashion in man for man*s salvation. for love of God. 3herefore be not slow to give.* ( man went forth to sow. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed. you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable.. (s God lives.+ )aster. 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid. in whose presence my soul stands. Jesus replied . is most evil doctrine. (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*. a man would receive anything of God. 'hen answered (ndrew! .. 2et avarice then be changed into alms. one ought to listen to every man. and has spo$en but one message to all men. 'hen answered he who writes! .9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses.the reasonings of men are of no avail.Certainly not. that receive you for true% seeing that God is one. which is God.( man goes to fish with a net.Great is your 8uestion. which is God. (nd see that when you do alms. but those that are bad he throws away. and offends him every day. what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- . pity towards one*s neighbour.Now how shall the truth be $nown-. James answered! . #f. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$. reason must say! . seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life. (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated. who had offended God. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses.
so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul. o will we do.. because through his pride he is incorrigible. + brethren. saying! . because you have sinned in saying . 'he disciples answered! . . he said ! . 'hey departed therefore.Blessed be the holy name of God. #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him. having bec$oned for silence with his hand.. and not of flaming spirit. 'he disciples answered! .'ell me. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea. But they feared the common people. preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them. 'hen Jesus said! .'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet. . Jesus said! . wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly.. give health to the sic$. Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! . since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them. healing every sort of sic$ness.+ )aster. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads. how has wrought the 2ord our God.(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it. saying! . teach us how to spea$. Barnabas answered! ..(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence.. (nd when he had said this they retired to rest... #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples. what shall be the e0cuse. 3herefore as human life always sins. when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael.. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus. insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. who received them as a father receives his sons. Jesus replied! .#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned.#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. o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount. .. But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<.3e have healed. and. cast out the demons. all of them save him who writes. Jesus answered! . telling them that which # said before the high priest. saying! . we have healed numberless sic$ persons. having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-.3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore. 'hen said they! . and undeceive #srael concerning me.1ow long ought penitence to last-.#n the name of God. saying that he is always noble. which atan will never find.Blessed be the holy name of God.God forgive you. for that he is flaming spirit. 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael. + brethren. and cast out many demons which tormented men. who has not despised the desire of me his servant<..Go and preach even as you have heard.or when we sin we find mercy before God. said the disciples to him.Now what says #srael. and $eeping the best for yourselves. who has created us of the clay of the earth.* seeing it is God that has done all. and these were the priests and the scribes.
have a tongue and spea$ not. persecute whosoever would live according to the 2aw of God. brethren.or so do their wor$s show. God would pardon atan if atan should $now his own misery. dust and clay. seeing they are fallen under the curse of God. brethren. bowed down to the earth. then. he would not sin. serving the false and lying gods% even as our father David invo$es a curse upon them. #hapter 1*3 (ccordingly.or our father David says that our God remembers that we are but dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. . for as says olomon. then. # am not worthy to loo$ upon the heaven nor . brethren. 'o this did atan desire to reduce you. sinners.Certain it is. + brethren. and beating his breast he said with bent head! *2ord.9verything that is under the sun is vanity. who being created by God out of earth forgets his condition and would fain ma$e God at his own pleasure< 3herein he silently moc$s God. have feet and wal$ not. bitten of serpents. cho$ed by food< + hapless man. 3oe to them that e0tol themselves. serving atan.Blessed are they that $now these words. in whose presence my soul stands. much less does our life give us cause% for it is burdened with many miseries. who have for our God the great God who has created the universe with his word. this pride of man. as it is proper to God to do. being laid wait for by all the creatures in every place< But what shall # say of the flesh and the sense that desire only ini8uity% of the world. perhaps.. But if the things of the world do not give us cause to e0tol ourselves in our heart. what is the cause for self.hall we. seeing that # myself have need of everything. 'o e0tol oneself in one*s heart is but to loc$ up the pity and mercy of God. and being passable and mortal. then. saying! 'he gods of the nations are silver and gold. not $nowing his need. for they will not sin against their 2ord eternally. have noses and smell not. have a mouth and eat not. brethren. (s God lives. wherefore he has had mercy upon us. the wor$ of their hands% that have eyes and see not. denies that he is dust. assuredly. 2i$e to them be they that ma$e them and they that trust in them. he as$s not help. how many have been slain by the burning heat of summer% how many have been slain by the frost and cold of winter% how many have been slain by lightning and by hail% how many have been drowned in the sea by the fury of winds% how many have died of pestilence. a man. as though he should say! 'here is no use in serving God.e0altation. and praying with his face uplifted said! . as says our father David. moc$ 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. have hands and touch not. that if man.1ave you heard. that wal$ upon the earth. for they shall be humbled to the burning coals of hell. # not being able to create a fly. and as$ mercy of his Creator. deceived you when you said that # was God. 3herefore. or because they have been devoured of wild beasts. 1ow. seeing that after the sin they repent. praying our living God. 3herefore said David our father. who e0tols himself having so much to weigh him down. 'he "harisee drew near to the sanctuary. who do every wic$edness. # can give you nothing of use. that offers nought but sin% of the wic$ed.No. that atan. of famine. and so angers God his helper. by means of the :oman soldiery. who is blessed for evermore.#s there. +. because # am not as other men. since all the creatures inferior to man fight against us. and hence. could # help you in all things.* 'he publican remained afar off.# give you than$s. #. any good here upon earth. the prophet of God! . say to you! Do penance and $now your sins. + 2ord my God. + pride unheard of. 3hoever e0tols himself. . who. beware that you believe them not. brethren. and particularly as this publican% for # fast twice in the wee$ and give tithes of all # possess. # say. with his eyes should consider eternity. that he pardon not. that which our father David says of our God. have ears and hear not. in ma$ing you believe me to be God% because. that he remembers that we are dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. 'ell me. wherefore their sin abides not.
the publican went down from the 'emple in better case than the "harisee. moved with compassion through my prayers. Jesus. moved with compassion. when neither of them had wherewithal to pay. therefore. and he departed from the 'emple. 3hen he had finished his prayer he descended from the pinnacle. (nd having said this. sub&ecting him to what we suffer. when # entered your house you did not $iss me nor anoint my head. imon answered! . with his hands. 3hereupon there were brought to him many sic$ fol$ whom he made whole. but found it not. (nd while he was eating. reported to the :oman soldiers that which Jesus had said against their gods. ?ou. with all that sat at meat. 3hich of them would love his creditor most-. pea$.. for the 2ord our God has pardoned your sins% but see you sin no more. anointed them with precious ointment.1e to whom was forgiven the greater debt. . seeing our God created you of clay and wor$s in you all good that is wrought. + )aster. entered into the house. a public sinner. #hapter 1*9 hall the a0e.. together with all his offspring.?ou have well said% # say to you. the owner. God our 2ord.. many sins are forgiven her. imon answered! . and wiped them with the hairs of her head. and they said in their hearts! . 'he priests and scribes. who hated Jesus. ?our faith has saved you. invited him to eat bread. But this woman. for that our God &ustified him. and the people said! . has willed to heal your body and her soul.3hat decree. which was (dam. behold a woman named )ary. 3herefore truly # say to you.#f this man were a prophet he would $now who and of what sort is this woman.Go your way in peace. because they feared the people. in virtue whereof you may live at your own pleasure without any fear3oe to you. which is sin. But the "harisee went down in worse case than the publican. perhaps. + man. because she has loved much. therefore.No. imon. imon was scandalized. the other five hundred... shall you boast yourself of having done anything that is good. sat down to the table. 'hen Jesus said! . + clay. Jesus said! . then. 'hereupon imon. assuredly. because you have received little as a gift. and flung herself upon the ground behind Jesus* feet. love me little. the one for leprosy of the body.'here was a man who had two debtors. a leper whom Jesus had cleansed.or indeed they were see$ing how to $ill him.. having his wor$s in abomination. lifting up his hands to the 2ord. for # desire your word. forgiving him his sin. Jesus prayed.upon your sanctuary. behold this woman and yourself% for you were both debtors to God. for the man has done all. 3hereupon. boast itself at having cut down the forest where a man has made a garden. for # have sinned much% have mercy upon me<* 'ruly # say to you. having entered the house of imon. . 'he one owed to his creditor fifty pence. the other for leprosy of the soul. yes and 6made7 the a0e.. and washed them with her tears.Do you not $now that if God had not preserved you from atan you would be worse than atanDo you not $now that one single sin changed the fair angel into the most repulsive demon(nd that the most perfect man that has come into the world. #hapter 1+0 Jesus said! . forgave the debt to each. for because you have e0alted yourself above God who created you you shall be abased beneath the feet of atan who lays wait for you. and would not suffer her to touch him. have you. lo< straightway on entering your house she placed herself at my feet. (nd you. which she has washed with her tears and anointed with precious ointment. it changed into a wretched being. because our God re&ected him. # have a thing to say to you. o be it< o be it<. (nd so.(nd why do you despise your neighbour. (nd turning to the woman he said! .
. # did not dare to lift up my eyes.3oe to the men that come into the world. and an one hundredfold. ..or this world is a house where God feasts men. John answered! . for our pride<. in order that you might be our teacher and 6the teacher7 of every one that fears God. whereupon it..Did you as$ for the most delicate food. and anchored so near the land that the voice of Jesus might be heard. even to thirty. Jesus cried out! . why is this done and this said in the world-* but rather to account himself. John answered! . there was seen sprung up among the corn a great 8uantity of tares. 'hen Jesus said! .2et us fear God. how did you bear yourself at the table. + John< But tell me. when the corn sprang up.Behold. and said! . Jesus answered! . in eating with 1erod.+ ir. and this was trodden under foot of men and eaten up of birds% some fell upon the stones. (nd truly # say that.Did you account yourself more worthy than the others to sit at table-. o do. (nd truly # say to you..# have eaten bread in 1erod*s house.God pardon you. # having brought thither a fine fish.Now how did you eat bread with infidels. for as they live in pride they shall die in contempt and shall go into confusion. # thought that the world had fallen upon my head. John. whereupon when it sprang up. for so shall you be in truth free from all pride. 'he servants came to their master and said! . but that in return man ought to spend his life for love of God. how must we do to escape pride-. for it was of God*s disposition you did so. whereupon when it grew up the thorns choc$ed the seed% and some fell on good ground. (s God lives.Did you spea$ when you were not 8uestioned at the table. bare fruit. have you heard of John what is done in the house of a prince. one day when he was feasting.that you may live in the world as John lived in the house of 1erod when he ate bread with him. (gain Jesus said! . that 1e cast us not into the abyss for our pride.or before # $new you # went to fish.1old your peace.. when the $ing gave me a little piece of flesh. 3herefore man ought to bear himself with deepest humility% $nowing his own vileness and the greatness of God. si0ty. and sitting down awaited his word. unworthy to stand in the world at God*s board.+ )aster. seeing myself. as the servants of the good man slept. the father of a family sowed good seed in his field! whereupon. and used to sell the fish to the family of 1erod. whereupon as he sowed some of the seed fell upon the road. the enemy of the man their master came and sowed tares over the good seed. 3hereupon they all drew near to the sea. even li$e (biram. wherefore he went into a little boat which lay a little off from the shore by itself. the sower went out to sow. as in truth he is. . a poor fisherman. there is nothing so small received here in the world from 6the hand of7 God.Did you see$ to have the most honourable place.3herefore then is there sprung up therein a great 8uantity of . for the greatness of the favour that the $ing did to me. in whose presence my soul stands. he made me stay and eat there. wherein have eaten all the holy ones and prophets of God. because it had no moisture.1ave you seen a poor man invited to a prince*s house to eat bread-. you sinned not. (s God lives. it was burnt up by the sun% some fell in the hedges. + brethren. 3hereupon. 3hereupon. said Jesus to his disciples.clad.Behold. everything that a man receives. did you not sow good seed in your field. if the $ing had been of our 2aw. for # fear lest God should cast us into the abyss. he receives it from God. 3hereupon. ill. 1e then opened his mouth and said! .#hapter 1+1 1is disciples drew near to Jesus after the nightly prayer. + John. . # should have been fain to serve him all the days of my life. 'he disciples trembled with fear at the words of Jesus% when he said again! . sitting among the $ing*s barons. 'herefore it is not lawful for man to say! *(h. #hapter 1+* Jesus wal$ing along the sea of Galilee was surrounded by a great multitude of fol$.(s God lives. with the great bounty by which he nourishes us.
whereupon.. for that he is incapable of motion. behold. albeit they have some memory thereof. where he had raised to life the widow*s son% who. . when carnal desires grow up they cho$e the good seed of the word of God. received him into his house and ministered to him. not caring for him who was fain to give them.* . then. no even despising him. an evil citizen said! * urely # may become rich. 'he other desired to give the apples away. 'he master answered! . from which all the neighbouring citizens ta$e water to wash off their uncleanness% but the citizen suffers his own clothes to putrefy. 'ruly # say to you. with his mother. (gain Jesus said! . though the word of God grow upon them. #t falls upon the stones when it comes to the ears of courtiers.3ill you that we go and pull up the tares from among the corn-.* 3hereupon he called together his two sons and 6said7! *Go you and gather a great 8uantity of leaves with bad figs. *+f that father of a family. without which generation is impossible. that in every condition when man fears God the word of God will bear fruit in him. which falls upon a great number of men. #hapter 1++ 1is disciples drew near to Jesus and as$ed him. have the word of God removed from their memory by atan. but the corn you shall put into my granary. (nd seeing this.place. and the variety of nations with whom they have dealings. tell us the meaning of the parables which you spo$e to the people. (nd thus on that day Jesus spo$e to the crowd in parables. 'he one chose to sell the peel of the apple for its weight in gold. 3hereupon the men. who by reason of the long &ourneys which they ma$e. is he who teaches the word of God. But when they arrived at the mar$et. our God. for that he has created all things.. 'he master answered! *Good seed did # sow. upon the stones. for you would pull up the corn therewith% but wait till the time of harvest comes. saying! . whereupon it brings forth fruit of eternal life. but while men slept the enemy of man came and sowed tares over the corn. Jesus answered! . (gain Jesus said! . seeing they serve not God. #t falls upon the road when it comes to the ears of sailors and merchants.+ )aster. 'hat which falls on good ground is when the word of God comes to the ears of him who fears God.Do not so..Behold a citizen has a fountain.'here went forth two men to sell apples. for the men were mightily pleased with leaves.tares-. But men bought the peel of the apples for its weight in gold. 'hen having dismissed them. 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. 'herefore the men were not able to sell their figs. became sic$ with a grievous sic$ness. # tell you truly that he is God our 2ord% father of all things. upon the thorns. whose is this . eating the figs. as soon as they have any tribulation the word of God goes out of their memory! for. 3herefore. But he is not a father after the manner of nature. men sought not good figs but fair leaves. upon the good ground.* (nd these they sold for their weight in gold. they cannot hope for help from God.. #t is.. 3hen the prayer was ended. #t falls among the thorns when it comes to the ears of them that love their own life.'he hour of prayer draws near% wherefore when the evening prayer is ended # will tell you the meaning of the parables. he went with his disciples to Nain. for carnal comforts cause 6men7 to forsa$e the word of God.'here went forth many men to sell figs. receiving only a little bread for his &ourney. (gain Jesus said! .* aid the servants! .or then shall you go and pull up the tares from among the corn and cast them into the fire to be burned. not caring for the substance of the apples. the disciples came near to Jesus and he said to them! *'he man who sows seed upon the road.
therefore. we will disperse these errors by destroying men.* 'he holy ones say! *+ ir. would not this thing be monstrous. # will answer you. but while men have been given up to vanity atan has sowed errors to bring to nothing my 2aw. 1ence. /now you. nevertheless. + wretched man. yet has seven centres one below another%. tell us how the lost shall be tormented. even as sin is of seven $inds. atan &oins himself with the flesh and the sense... truly.+ )aster. and the rest of his body were as small as an ant. But he that reproves not sins. and brings a large supply of leaves% that is. (s God lives. then. man becomes sic$ and ready for eternal death. gave you not. see$s from the teachers leaves of fine words and flattery. Jesus answered! *+ "eter. good doctrine to men3herefore.?es. so also has a sinner no need of fine words. even as a wounded man has no need of fine bandages to bind up his wounds. while the good faithful ones shall come to my $ingdom. atan sows error in the heart of men. that hell is one. but* preaches in truth. it is a great thing that you have as$ed. many infidel fathers shall beget faithful sons. he it is who preaches to please men! and. but rather despised. *'he holy ones and prophets cry! . but the world. wherefore he flatters none. in order that he may cease to sin. if God please. for at that time shall the infidels be gathered by my angels and shall be cast out with atan into hell. Jesus answered! . but rather of good reproofs. that he is more monstrous who preaches penitence to others. then.'ruly # say to you. see$ing only a poor man*s livelihood. because not the angels but his own tongue writes upon the air the punishment that is fitting for him< #f one had the tongue of an elephant. .* urely.world% and the field where he sows is man$ind. such a man is not received by the world. should be avoided as an horrible serpent. whence are come countless sects of wic$ed doctrine. Now # say to you. But he who sells the peel for its weight in gold. 'he which seeing. and gives the apple away. and the seed is the word of God. he ruins the soul that follows his flattery. in which he covers up sin% the which receiving. (h< how many have perished for this cause<* 'hen answered he who writes and said! . he who preaches for love of God. 'hose two men that sell apples are the one.. But wait until the Judgment. flattering particular men. @nderstand you. but rather of a good ointment. but suffers his own garments to become putrefied. a 8uantity of earthly things. through being occupied in the business of the world. be there so many errors-. o when the teachers are negligent in preaching the word of God. having respect of persons.1e that preaches should be listened to as though God were spea$ing when he preaches good doctrine% because God is spea$ing through his mouth. and how long they shall be in hell. surely. for the faithful are so closely &oined to the infidels by $inship that the faithful will be lost with the infidel. but himself repents not of his sins. for in truth he poisons the human ear. for whose sa$e God waits for the world to repent. which ta$es pleasure in lies. God answers! *Do not so. is the teacher who to others preaches penitence and himself abides still in sin. so flattering the world. in order that man may flee from sin.* #hapter 1+0 'hen said "eter! . for as seven gates of hell has atan generated it! so are there seven punishments therein. God answers! *# have given good doctrine to men. in whose presence my soul stands.1ow should one listen to the word of God% and how should one $now him that preaches for love of God-. 'he citizen who has the water and gives his water to others to wash off their uncleanness. #hapter 1+'hey that bear good figs are the true teachers who preach good doctrine.+ ir.
Now here there is dearth of food. . whose tongue is gull whose body is all girt with barbed hoo$s li$e those wherewith they catch the silly fish. passing through all the centres above it. who has not his hands free to cool his body as he wal$s and to ease the burden. it being too much to lift. in wishing to do after his own manner. where he is insulted by all the devils and by as many of the damned as go down lower than he. +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.. and when he shall have it in his hands other devils with violence shall snatch it from his hands with these words! .or although the damned are incapable of any &oy. (nd when they are come forth foul and unclean. (nd these enormous stones are laid upon the shoulders of the slothful. and suffering in them all the pains that are therein. all these acts of impurity shall be transformed for them into union with the infernal furies% which are demons li$e women. those very scorpions which he eats that they may devour his belly. contrary to that which God commands. (nd there shall they be embraced by horrible infernal serpents. (nd.or where there is no gladness at all it shall seem to him that every one re&oices at his misfortune. (nd as here he see$s to be higher than God. 'he covetous shall go down to the fifth Centre. what is worse. and mourn that he be not gone down to the seventh centre. and he shall be ever derided and scorned of devils. he is not able to give vent to his wrath by insulting others. for greater torment. whose claws are li$e those of gryphons. to such a degree that there shall be nought to eat but live scorpions and live serpents. filthy as they are. planting their feet upon his throat. in appearance. and his legs are fettered with infernal serpents. (nd they that shall have sinned with harlots. as when one seems in a dream to be spurned by some one and feels torment thereby even so shall be the ob&ect set before the wretched envious man. whose eyes are flaming sulphur. where he shall suffer e0treme poverty. that is the loftiest in heart. 1ere are built cities and immense palaces.or the proud. and mourns that he has no worse. for that he has his hands and feet bound. which as soon as they are finished must needs be pulled down straightway. and ma$e him fall to earth many times beneath the weight% nor does any help him to lift it up! no. (nd it shall seem to him that all things in hell re&oice at his torment. seeing that his tongue is fastened by a hoo$. not being able to come forth speedily. . a double amount is laid upon him. seeing that sloth has ta$en away the power of his arms. (nd what is worse. ?et is he not able to defend himself. Now with these shall all the lustful en&oy the infernal embers which shall be their bed. whose mouth is poisonous. they cannot put out a hand on the occasion when the meat appears to them. who here chaffs at the good of his neighbour and re&oices at his misfortune. 'he wrathful goes down to the first centre. rend the secret parts of the glutton. which give such torment that it would be better never to have been born than to eat such food. delicate meats% but for that they have their hands and feet bound with fetters of fire. who shall trample him down as the grapes are trampled when wine is made. because a single stone is not placed aright. whose hair is serpents.:emember that you would not give for love of God% so God wills not that you now receive. shall be plunged into the lowest centre. 'o the third centre shall go down the slothful who will not wor$ now. *'he envious. 'o the second centre shall go down the gluttonous. 'here are offered to them indeed by the demons. li$e . yet the &ustice of God shall cause that it shall so seem to the wretched envious man. the nature of whose generative organs is fire. and there shall be chafed by the fangs of a great number of infernal serpents. where they that have transformed the way given them by God shall be as corn that is coo$ed in the burning dung of the devil. (nd the demons. But what is worse. 'hey spurn him and smite him. whose nails are razors. they are eaten over again. and not wishing to recognize anyone above him! even so there shall he be put under the feet of atan and his devils. shall go down to the si0th Centre. behind him are the demons. shall offer him that which he desires. ma$ing him lie down upon the road where they pass. who push him. as the rich feast suffered.
(fter those years shall the angel Gabriel %come into hell. cold. . seeing that they were not willing for the love of God to put an end to their sin.+ )uhammad. be he who he may. because their torment shall have an end. is your mercy.(s$ what you will. there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. to free them from those bitter punishments. and see$ to hide themselves beneath the burning embers. only suffering fear. but each shall give torment to the wretched sinner. frenzy.. sulphur. lightning. to behold the &ustice of God. heat. and lead him into paradise. and screaming shall say! .two grades. and in such wise that the cold shall not temper. not suffering any punishment and the righteous. God shall answer! . 'hen shall his )essenger spea$ to God and say! .. so long shall they abide without punishment. But the faithful shall have comfort. li$e the mi0ture of various grains ma$e a loaf.that which he uses who sells flesh. + my friend. ice.?ou are more noble than #.2ord.ly. and this is un&ustly done<. #hapter 1+1 #n this accursed spot shall abide the infidels for evermore! insomuch that if the world were filled with grains of millet. and the other delighting in evil. (nd because he has human flesh. fly.+ 2ord. #n this accursed place shall there be a general punishment. (nd what shall # say. . hearing this.. 'hereupon hell shall tremble at his presence. so long as the )essenger of God shall abide to behold hell. that they shall not abide for evermore in hell. remember the promise made to me your servant. where are your promises made to us. in my despite. common to all the centres. who shall have had the faith without good wor$s. 'hen the angel of God shall return to paradise. 2ord. who are in seventy.* 'he disciples were affrighted. my God. 1earing which. all those that have human flesh and shall be under punishment. #t is true. and shall hear them say! .or fire. saying that those who have your faith shall not abide in hell for evermore-.# pray you. 3hen he shall go there all the devils shall shrie$. #hapter 1+7 'hen shall the )essenger of God say! . for # will give you all that you as$. those of the two last grades. and having approached with reverence the )essenger of God shall narrate to him what he has heard. the one being sad at good wor$s. shall all be united by the &ustice of God. terror.# tell you that thither shall come 6even7 the )essenger of God. they shall abide in hell seventy thousand years. and a single bird once in a hundred years should ta$e away a single grain to empty the world if when it should be empty the infidels were to go into paradise. thunderstorms. But he shall abide there 6only7 so long as it ta$es to shut and open the eyes.. that the holy ones and prophets of God shall go there to behold. '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. saying one to another! . wind. (nd this they shall do. the heat nor the fire the ice. and said! * o then the faithful must go into hell-* Jesus answered! *9very one. But there is not this hope. because their torment cannot have an end. + 2ord. for here comes )uhammad %our enemy<. atan shall smite himself upon the face with both his hands. must go into hell. concerning them that have received my faith. 3here. (s for the faithful. however. (nd this shall God do in order that every creature may $now that he has received benefit from the )essenger of God. they would rest delighted.
. 'hey ran to Jesus. weeping. nourishing himself only with herbs and wild fruits. ee that for these twenty days we give ourselves to fasting and prayer% for God will have mercy upon you. )oreover. they beheld the fields and hills covered with ripe corn. . while the persecution of (hab continued for three years.+ what fear is yours< Do you not $now that 9li&ah. C. seeing they died in this faith. did not see bread. and sought him saying! . C. and they showed him the multitude of their children. as says the prophet David! 1e shall ma$e him fall into the pit who spreads a snare for his neighbour.. as Joseph was sold into 9gypt.1ow long is it until harvest-. shall go into paradise after the punishment of which # have spo$en. 6(nd the three disciples7 received some consolation 6from this7. the servant of God. even though they have not done any good wor$s. brethren. with the women and children. and in peril of robbers.. Jesus answered! . 6and7 twice only did he eat bread. they were prophets of God. 3herefore he opened his mouth and said! . 'ell me.Do not be afraid. have mercy upon us. 'he men answered! . and we shall not receive any bread this year in our land.si0 of Jesus* disciples% and he abode in Damascus awaiting the others. and shall ta$e me out of the world.. 'ruly # say to you. for they $new that Jesus must depart from the world. brethren. gather the bread which God has given. or on of God. ir. early.* #hapter 1+3 3hen morning was come.. because this year the worms have eaten the corn. and by James with John.. F. said! .or.'wenty days. (nd they mourned every one. and said! .or God shall save me from their hands. on the morning of the twentieth day. 6while7 being persecuted 6by7 aul. # shall be sold and betrayed by one of my disciples. that those that shall have believed in him.+ )aster. D. 'hen Jesus said! . and said! . why did you flee from us. came to the house where Jesus was with his disciples. ir. thirty.Go. yet desires and wills to abide on the miry road. God has caused this dearth because here began the madness of men and the sin of #srael when they said that # was God. But the &ust God shall ma$e him fall.. '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. nourished with spiritual delight. is this world our native country. all the men of the city. the chief priests with the elders of the people shall rise against me and 6they7 shall wrest authority to $ill me from the :oman governor. all the disciples see$ you weeping. . seeing that the first man was cast out into the world into e0ile and there he suffers the punishment of his error. 'he three disciples were afraid% but Jesus comforted them saying! . #hapter 1+9 Jesus was found by him who writes. the prophet of God. 3hen they had fasted for nineteen days. and recounted everything to him. (nd they. (nd when he had heard it Jesus gave than$s to God. because they shall fear that # wish to usurp $ingship over #srael. 'hen Jesus had compassion on their misery. ate wild fruits and herbs for two years. 'hey gathered so much corn that they did not $now where to store it% and this thing was cause of plenty in #srael. in the rain.# fled because # $new that a host of devils is preparing for me that which in a short time you shall see. 6#s there7 an e0ile who does not aspire to return to his own rich country when he finds himself in poverty- .3e have sought you mourning% yes..(nd such shall be the advantage of the faith of God*s )essenger%. for none of you shall betray me. Jesus answered! .urely not. 'he day following there came. 'hey answered! . and therefore they endured well% but how shall these little ones fare-. two by two.David our father. E.1e who wal$s without $nowing where he goes is surely unhappy% but more unhappy is he who is able and $nows how to reach a good hostelry.
1ave you seen the soldiers. . if there were a road which was of such condition that wal$ing in the midst thereof a man should go safely. #t is certain that he who has no hope of receiving anything from the :omans. But his life . which is born to die. (nd whoever believes not this at my word.'hey are mad and frenzied. .1ow shall a man who has not learned to die well die a good death. prophet of God! . Nevertheless in his madness he strives continually to ma$e the wor$ succeed. how would the wor$ attain 6its end7. *9ven so is it true. and go to live in :ome.3hat amazement would be yours< (ssuredly you would say! . No. not only is he 6aiming7 to finish 6it7.+ wretched man< for the building of his life will fall with great ruin because he does not loo$ not to the foundation of death< #hapter 1-1 'ell me! when a man is born. that prizes his 6clothes7 more than himself% for when he cuts the cloth he measures it carefully before he cuts it% and when it is cut he sews it with care. how is he born. But # will spea$ to you of this 6matter7 in order that you may learn to die. when he sees that man*s flesh is reserved to be food of worms.'he sinner shall die a most evil death. 6why7 will men not measure their life by death. and the sense. he is born na$ed. but in vain. 1e who would fain become wise beyond all others in the fear of God. and if they are not frenzied they are desperate. everything that is done amiss. let him study the boo$ of the tomb. (nd when he is laid dead beneath the ground. what end shall the man have who desires earthly riches. but e0perience proves it. #f the means in every wor$ must be proportionate to the beginning and the end in order that the wor$ is brought to a good end. even once. is precious in the sight of God our creator. Now man sees not that he is doing this continually when he gathered earthly goods. cries with me! + death. 1ave you seen them that build 6and7 how they lay every stone with the foundation in view.F. even as all rare things are precious. and striving in emulation to get nearest to the edge and $ill themselves.urely. but he ta$es pains that his design may have a good conclusion. but wal$ing on the edges he would brea$ his head% what would you say if you saw men opposing one another. so the death of them that die well. since 6only he7 who is not born does not die .urely he would wor$ in vain. what advantage has he..* answered the disciples. + men. being rare. for there shall he find the true doctrine for his salvation. #hapter 1-0 Believe. (s God lives.D. and be despised of his neighbours. the flesh.(ssuredly reason denies it. God*s prophet. # do not say this because # have to die now. 9ven so # tell you truly. how bitter is the remembrance of you to them that have rest in their riches< C. nor will even the )essenger of God have it% seeing that our God did not create man to set him in the world. #t is because. (nd much less would he do so when he found himself to have offended Caesar. because the lovers of the world will not thin$ upon death. 'ell me. 3henever a man begins anything. Do you $now why 6such a death is precious7. said the prophet David. wherein the beams of earthly goods cannot be threaded. measuring if it is straight 6so7 that the wall will not fall down.( mean linen cloth in which he is wound! and this is the reward which the world gives him.or death is the needle. for # am sure that # shall live even near to the end of the world. is not willing to leave his own country with all that he has. . for there shall he find the truth. how in time of peace they e0ercise themselves with one another as if they were at war. when one spea$s to them 6of death7 they will not 6heed7 his speech. shows that to wor$ a thing well it is necessary to e0ercise oneself in that 6thing7. as says David.1e shall die. because they are of a law that is foreign to him. let him gaze upon the tombs.# will tell you.or he will $now to beware of the world. + miserable man. 'he death of the holy is precious in the sight of the 2ord. but rather to place him in paradise. never to return. that # 6have7 come into the world with a privilege which no man has had.. and olomon. #f a man sewing cloth should thread beams instead of thread in the needle. E.
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. $nowing that # believe not in him. the high priest gave answer that he must needs treat with 1erod and with the governor. but says that he shall come of the seed of #shmael.* #hapter 1-* Judas.* 3herefore. (nd so we are able to do whatsoever we list% for. more than any other. praised be God.(ssuredly the #shmaelites shall come into repute with the :omans. 3herefore. striving to live more arrogantly and more lasciviously than one another. (nd if he were a wise man he would not flee from the honour that God wills to give him. wherein was $ept all that was given him for love of God. even though we sin. who care not for our 2aw. at which Jesus said! . Jesus then. when he saw that Jesus was fled. But because they follow the flesh and the world they are frenzied. they plotted to seize him by night. *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. saying! *3hat shall we do if this man become $ing.or if they lived according to reason. (fter the coming of all the disciples. and so he himself would be a powerful man. o one sabbath morning. #hapter 1-+ 'hen all the disciples came to Damascus. have a $ing and a governor that are alien to our 2aw. having made his resolution. (nd on that day Judas the traitor. Now how shall we fare under the sovereignty of such a man.2et every one beware of him who without occasion labours to give you to$ens of love. for he carried Jesus* purse. they would follow the 2aw of God. he said within himself! *#f this man were a prophet. and cruel enemies of their own selves. for so shall # be able to obtain something good.2et us return into Galilee. and see how to give him up into their hands. truly. even as we care not for theirs. having lost this hope..urely we shall fare badly% because he is fain to reform the worship of God after the ancient custom. by the will of God.* 3hereupon. having . which holds a middle place in man. Jesus said! . and there waited for Jesus to pass that place when he went to the synagogue. he would $now that # steal his money% and so he would lose patience and cast me out of his service. climbed to the top of a sycamore. made show of having suffered grief at Jesus* absence. 1e hoped that Jesus would become $ing of #srael. when the governor and 1erod should agree thereto. everyone desired to see him. and they shall give them our country in possession% and so shall #srael again be sub&ected to slavery as it was aforetime. Jesus came to Nazareth. (nd God too$ away our understanding. our God is so merciful that he is appeased with sacrifice and fasting.urely we shall all perish with our children! for being cast out of our office we shall have to beg our bread. not being able to see Jesus because of the great multitude. ( publican named =acchaeus. having heard the proposal. that we might not $now to what end he said this. are the lovers of the world. and would be saved from eternal death. and that the promise was made in #shmael and not in #saac. . the traitor. lost the hope of becoming powerful in the world.'hen Jesus wept and said! *9ven so. 3hat then shall the fruit be if this man be suffered to live.* 3herefore. he says that the )essiah shall not come of the seed of David 4as one of his chief disciples has told us5. 3herefore it will be better that # ma$e arrangement with the chief priests and with the scribes and "harisees.. for the angel of God has said to me that # must go there. who was of small stature. 3e now. for he cannot away with our traditions. he gave notice to the scribes and "harisees how the matter had passed in Nain. (nd they too$ counsel with the high priest. 3hen the citizens recognized Jesus. having ta$en counsel among themselves.
. only the sic$. 'ell me. through desire of paradise. *1e see$s God*% as much as to say! *+ madman.?ou say the truth. 9li&ah. .#f you were 6true7 "harisees you would forsa$e all other business to attend to this% for the "harisee see$s God alone. so hear$en to my words. let us see if you are 6true7 "harisees. a friend of God. when #srael has more than a hundred thousand "harisees. said Jesus. .or *"harisee* strictly means *see$s God* in the language of Canaan..or in all their acts they sought God their creator. . if you were true "harisees you would be glad that # should have gone in to sinners for their salvation.'o heal the sic$. and you hold our religion in reprobation<. Jesus answered! . when they saw such an one. o then we are all reprobate. But now. 'he "harisees murmured..* 'ruly # say to you. 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. (nd so men. 'hen Jesus said! . said Jesus. for there did this name begin 6as a7 way of deriding good men.3hy does the physician 6enter7 into a house'ell me. because they $new that.. friend and prophet of God. through their traditions. do you $now your origin and how the world began to receive "harisees. was translated into paradise% and there he abides until the Judgment 4for when the end of the world draws near he shall return to help the world with 9li&ah and one other5. 'hey answered! .all the saints and prophets of God have been "harisees not in name. =acchaeus. wrote a little boo$ in which he included all human wisdom with the 2aw of God our 2ord.Come down. seeing that you do not $now it. But come. #hapter 1-(s God lives. selling 6their goods7 and giving to the poor for love of God.# do not hold the religion of the true "harisees in reprobation but in approbation and for that # am ready to die.for 6those who are7 whole have no need of medicine. but in very deed. having $nowledge of this.! . 'he man came down and received him with gladness. in the time of 9li&ah. as you are. and for love of God they forsoo$ cities and their own goods. which is the worship of human hands. for today # will abide in your house. you have no statues of idols and adore the wind% loo$ to your fate and come and serve our gods..# will tell you. Jesus answered! . ma$ing no account of the world. 'he "harisees were confounded when they heard the name of the boo$ of 9li&ah. . ma$ing a splendid feast. 'hey 6claimed they had7 to depart under prete0t of business to be done.3hy 6has7 your master gone in to eat with publicans and sinners-. who said again. who wal$ed with God in truth. because they had no need of repentance. 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. 3hereupon the Canaanites. even as he that is clean has no need of the bath. saying to Jesus* disciples! . in whose presence my soul stands. since the Canaanites were given up to idolatry.come to that place. and # will tell you why # am come in here. the friend of God. #hapter 1-0 (s God lives. said in derision *"harisee<* that is. o they tarried in confusion to listen to Jesus. beholding those of our people that were separated from the world to serve God.. began to see$ God their creator. but all were elect of God. 9noch... But truly # say to you. 'he "harisees answered in indignation! . at the prayer of his disciple 9lisha. lifted up his eyes and said! . no one observed such doctrine. may it please God that out of every thousand there be one elect<. .
because God has mercy upon sinners. 'hey that wish to do good wor$s. Now do this in the service of God. 3hen they eat.9li&ah. let him 4sic5 flee the conversation of men% because )oses being alone upon )ount inai found him and spo$e with God. #n prayer. writes this! 3hoever desires to learn much.to all them that desire to wal$ with God their creator. 'herefore guard your senses and guard your heart. . they 4sic5 fear God little.. let him not loo$ save at his own feet. in this world in which he is hated. who does nothing but reprove our sins. because God is not found outside of us. (gain # say to you that if you were 6true7 "harisees you would have had &oy that # 6have7 entered in here. let him not spea$ save that which is necessary.. let them rise from the table still hungry% thin$ing every day not to attain to the ne0t% spending their time as one draws his breath. 'hey that desire to see$ God. 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. let them live better than others. for 6there is no profit7 in gaining the whole world and losing one*s own soul. of the s$in of beasts. 3hen he wal$s. for the master does not suffer himself to be found outside his house 6in a place7 where he is not loved. because nothing can be learned from him who $nows less than ourselves. as does a friend who spea$s with a friend.. + "harisees. 3hen he spea$s. 'his is the little boo$ of 9li&ah. 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. 4for so begins the little Boo$5. #hapter 1-1 . let them shut fast the doors and windows of their house. 2et one garment. 2et the lump of earth sleep on the na$ed earth 6and7 for every night let two hours of sleep suffice. 1ow shall the sinner amend his life when he hears one worse than he teaching him'hey that see$ God. let them stand in such fear as if they were at the Judgment to come. 'hey that see$ fair words do not see$ God. suffice. 'hey that wish to teach others. with the 2aw that God has given you through )oses. servant of God. 'hey that see$ God. 2et him hate no one save himself% condemn no one save himself. let them attend to their own selves. because he who fears God is content to $now only that which God wills.
therefore.. But when he came to himself he said! *+h. Come therefore and re&oice with him. having received his portion. do not go to Judea. o he went forth to meet him.ather.even so is there re&oicing among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. . now that he is come you have $illed the fatted calf<. 'he father answered! * on. 'hen Jesus said! . # have sinned in heaven against you. and hearing that they were ma$ing merry within. and the younger said! *. the "harisees departed in indignation. such that the wretched man went to serve a citizen. your brother 6has7 come.. for # do not fear them but 6rather7 fear God. departed and went into a far country.. and was moved to compassion over him. But as for this worthless fellow that departed from you. (nd when they had eaten he departed for he 6was going7 to Judea. wasting all his portion with harlots. 2et them do all that they desire. and will say to him! *. how many in my father*s house 6are7 feasting in abundance. ir. do to me as to one of your servants.'his day has salvation come to this house.. 'he disciples said! . and it came to pass that his father saw him coming from afar off. many publicans. saying! *.* (nd he called his servants and said! *Bring new robes here and clothe my son.# $new it before they did it. was lost and now is found% 6that is why7 we must re&oice.or 6this7 son 6of mine7 was dead but has now come to life again% he was lost and now is found. he marvelled and called one of the servants. and having come up to him he embraced him and $issed him. for # am not worthy to be called your son.'hen =acchaeus said! . but # do not fear..ather.* 'he 6elder7 son answered with indignation! *# have always served you with good service. 1earing this.* 'he elder son was greatly angered when he heard this. (fter this there arose a mighty famine in that country.* 'he poor man went. and would not go into the house. and will go to my father. harlots. and you never gave me a lamb to eat with my friends. 'ruly. and said! *?ou can go and triumph 6but7 # will not eat at the table of fornicators. and # will not suffer you to be in the condition of my slave.A 'here was a father who had two sons. give me my portion of goods*% and his father gave it 6to7 him. (nd he. for they cannot do anything contrary to the will of God. for we $now that the "harisees have ta$en counsel with the high priest against you. behold # will give. # have sinned in heaven against you% do with me as you do to one of your servants. and # perish here with hunger< # will arise. living lu0uriously. as$ing him why they were ma$ing merry in this way. and $ill the fatted calf and we will ma$e merry. 'hen Jesus said to them that were converted to repentance.* 'he father answered! * on. . and to his disciples! . you are always with me and everything is yours% but this one was dead and is alive again. . (nd while feeding them he assuaged his hunger in company with the swine. 'he servant answered him! *?our brother 6has7 come 6home7 and your father has $illed the fatted calf. (nd he departed from his father without receiving even a piece of money. 'he son bowed himself down. 'herefore his father came out to him and said to him! * on. for you are my son. the elder son came home.ather.. (s God lives.)aster. who set him to feed swine in his property. and they that account themselves righteous shall go into eternal flames. and they are feasting.do not say so. said Jesus. and give him new 6garments7% give him the ring on his finger. eating acorns.* #hapter 1-7 3hile they were ma$ing merry in the house. truly. and sinners shall go into the $ingdom of God. Jesus answered! . fourfold all that # have received by usury. for love of God. where he wasted all his substance with harlots.* 'he elder son was more angry.
* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother. # felt an e0altation within me.ifteen years.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. . 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. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time. brother-* 'he younger answered! *. if you have not seen any man-* #hapter 1-9 'he younger answered! *1e who $ept the raiment of the people of #srael good for forty years in the wilderness has $ept my s$ins even as you see 6them7.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now. . you do not $now how to read. 'he more aged 6one7 said . you said the truth. and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour.* 'hen the elder said! *3ho is that infidel prince whom God has sent for the chastisement of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *1ow should # $now. . therefore. and # had been for two months without drin$ing. brother-* 1e answered. 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he.* said the elder. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says. therefore. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. because of the great persecution by idolaters. he said! *Brother. and # have in my house the psalms of David. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water. are they 6really7 "harisees.* replied the younger. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael. o. it is now two months since # have drun$ water. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. said! *3here do you dwell. (fter the departure of 9li&ah.or # confess to you that # sinned against you. 6but7 # $now how to read. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one . 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$edness. then.#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water. and # say to you truly. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e. as though # were better than you. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. Come.but # meant to say. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael. 'he elder said! *+ brother. the elder. and so they found each other. for every year he had had dealings with men. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. 2et us go.* 'he elder said! *+ brother.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. in order that you may $now the present ones. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. 'he elder said! *+ brother.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder.* . although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart. therefore you did not sin. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water. if they had not sinned. and so both set themselves to search for water. because. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed.* *#t is true.
tell me. then. or because their heat is too great.+ brother. (ccordingly.+ brother. why have you not returned to any dwelling-* 'he younger answered! *Because # have not yet learned well what you said to me. when he had found him again. (nd ever do # feel within myself one that e0cuses my faults. seeing 6that7 fifteen years have past-* 'he younger replied! *(s for the words. *'he younger answered! . he will not as$ us what we have learned. say not so. 'he younger replied! .'he younger said! *+ brother. younger than si0 other his brethren. the elder said! . because the younger changed his dwelling. which our God wills to be prized. *'he younger replied! . # say. if you are the most perfect 6of men7-. for that # stand between two great faults! the one is that # do not $now myself to be the greatest of sinners. and not 6merely7 to $now it. then. that he who see$s God ought to condemn himself alone. # learned them in a single hour and have never forgotten them% but # have not yet observed them.+ur God does not see$ that our intellect should be good. with whom have you spo$en. 9very day # place myself before the &udgment of God.+ brother. *3hereupon. urely he did not write it that we might 6only7 $now it. being fifteen years% old.* 'he more aged 6of the two7. perceiving the truth and righteousness of his companion. how shouldst you $now yourself to be the greatest of sinners. to learn too much. and the younger departed. 'he younger answered! . seeing there are no men here-. *'he elder answered! .. but what we have done. how shall # spea$ now so as not to fall into sin! for your word is true. where have you learned this doctrine. but rather that we might observe it.# ought to consider the obedience of the sun and the planets.Now. or there is too much or too little rain upon the ground. you say this in humility. But them # condemn. that they who $now the commandments of God written in the 2aw ought to observe those 6first7 if they would afterwards learn more. aid the elder! . and became a prophet of God our 2ord. #hapter 101 . for they serve their Creator better than #. said! *#t is true% and our God has pardoned you. and read that which our father David says! # will set a watch over my mouth that my tongue decline not to words of ini8uity. ?et # answer you that God our creator loo$s not on time. was chosen $ing of #srael. let it be observe it. the elder 6"harisee7 said! *+ brother.+ brother. for seventy. for you despise $nowledge. 'o what purpose is it.* #hapter 100 *'he elder answered! ..'he younger answered! .. * aid the elder! . hearing this. 'he younger answered! .. e0cusing with e0cuse my sin. * aid the elder! . that you $now you have not learned all that # said-. you have forgotten what our father 9li&ah said. (nd here the aged man made a discourse upon the tongue. to give account of myself. whose goodness or whose faults consider you on these mountains.Now.Brother. say not so. for # am now ninety years old. but rather our heart.five years whereof # have been a "harisee-. and not to observe it. who are perfect .'he first word that my master said to me when # too$ 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. (nd all that a man learns. and mine also. # spea$ with myself.+ brother. what faults have you. on the Day of Judgment. but loo$s on the heart! wherefore David. the other that # do not desire to do penance for it more than other men.* 'hen the elder said! *1ow can this be..+ brother. o.* (nd having said this he too$ the "salms. 6(fter this7 there were fifteen more years before they found one another.. either because they give not light as # desire. for you are a holy one of God.
6#n this matter7 we need not words but deeds% cause therefore that your gods create one fly. 'he true "harisee is salt that suffers not human flesh to be putrefied by sin% for every one who sees him is brought to repentance.or the simple fol$. for every one that considers his poverty with his penitence perceives that in this world we ought not to shut up our heart. but since you are blind. #f.. the soldiers drew near to tempt him and ta$e him. 3herefore. 'he soldiers re&oiced at hearing this. the honour which this people pays you must have ta$en away your understanding.+ur faith tells us that our life is a continual warfare upon the earth. .#f # had created you. But we of Judah have spiritual eyesight which are the fear and the faith of our God. not $nowing how to read.'he carnal eyes can only see things gross and e0ternal! you therefore will only be able to see your gods of wood and silver and gold that cannot do anything.. Jesus answered! . it is not $nown where he is. Jesus rebu$ed them. wherefore we can see our God in every place. . for a little leaven mars a mass of meal. and # will worship them. seeing it is not $nown where he is. putrefies the salt.'he leaven of the "harisee is want of faith in God. and began to e0tol their idols.* said Jesus to his disciples% and may it please God that we be able on the day of &udgment to have him for our friend. which has corrupted not only the "harisees of this day. 'hen said the disciples one to another! *Now what leaven have we. # would see$ to convert you.- #hapter 10* Jesus having come to Jerusalem.. wherefore Jesus said! .how us your God.*'his man was a true "harisee.or even as oil rests at the top of every li8uor. and having entered one sabbath day into the 'emple. 'hey answered! .)aster. 1e is a light that lightens the pilgrims* way. 1e is a living boo$. you would not perish. corrupts the boo$... Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . and you say we are blind. as our God has created you. # will not for them forsa$e that God who has created everything with a single word% whose name alone affrights . this man is a false "harisee. saying! . But he that ma$es the oil rancid. 'hen Jesus said! . and we will become Jews.. so the goodness of the true "harisee rests at the top of all human goodness. /now you what is the true "harisee. because they hold them for holy ones. and they said! . do that which they see the "harisees do.(ssuredly. and the disciples were sorry that they had forgotten to bring bread. have you then forgotten what God wrought in Nain. for # will worship them. # cannot show you him. pardon me.#f you had eyes to see him # would show him to you. where there was no sign of corn. Jesus answered! . o would you convert us to your faith.* Jesus then embar$ed on a ship.1e is the oil of human nature. and $new not what to say. 'he soldiers answered! .. for if you pour contempt on our gods we will give you into the hand of 1erod. who are omnipotent. urely. therefore.eight thousand gods that are seen5 and should follow your God who is one only and for that he cannot be seen. is it lawful to wage war-. and wish that we should forsa$e the multitude of gods 4for :ome alone has twenty.. aid the soldiers! . who will ta$e vengeance for our gods. if we have not even any bread-* A 'hen Jesus said! *+ men of little faith.. e0tinguishes the light . but has corrupted #srael.Beware how you spea$. 'he soldiers answered! .(nd how many ate and were satisfied with five loaves and two fishes. who does as he does observes the 2aw of God. 'hen Jesus said! . and perhaps he is but vanity. which God gives to the world% for everything that he says and does is according to the 2aw of God.Beware of the leaven of the "harisees of our day.#f they are omnipotent as you say. 'he soldiers were dismayed at hearing this.or every one of us has two eyes in his head. . beware that you do not as does the "harisee today. seeing they ma$e not a single fly afresh... and thought of self.Now how has your God created us.
(nd they were so affrighted and fled in such wise that they were never more seen in Judea.. But this sin is of such a $ind that it shall never be remitted. so that if a man receive them not as God wills he becomes a robber. and spend the worse part in God*s service! then are you robbers indeed. and such 6 sin7 as shall never be remitted as other sins are remitted! seeing that for every other sin. (nd this is &ust. No. appertains to God alone and not to others. they 4sic5 cannot $now the robbers%. # will go to such a place. and so in the power of atan has he done this. and goods . for the disease that is not $nown is not healed.* Jesus answered! *# say not that # alone in #srael $now the truth. 'hen said a scribe! *+ master. when you ta$e time. the robber shall be hanged% when his life is ta$en. and they cannot show themselves but they are immediately hanged by the soldiery. since you have as$ed me. 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. goods. 3hoever commits sin. all are God*s possessions. #hapter 10+ 'he priests and "harisees murmured among themselves and said! . committed a grievous sin in saying that # alone $now the truth. forgives. and honour. 3herefore. is a robber% for he steals time and the soul and his own life. the murderer shall be beheaded.. your sin is greater still. ?ou. the enemy of God. Jesus opened his mouth and said! .1as God. forsooth. said again! *'hough # be not alone in #srael $nowing the truth. But when a neighbour*s honour is ta$en away. if you said this to tempt me. .. therefore. But this single precept has been so violated and abused that it has filled the world with sin. how has robbery filled all the world with sin.* 'hen Jesus. better than honour. and that without any one touching them.. and therefore their sin is greater than that of the others. mighty and merciful. be he of what fashion he will. to you that. our God. # will say such a thing. # say to you truly that many rob who $now not what they do.1e has the wisdom of Baal and (shtaroth. 'hen Jesus said! . sense. therefore. teach you us. # alone will spea$% wherefore hear$en to me. . (nd # tell you that. (ll things created belong to the Creator.#f God will.or he is the truth. e0cept that which is wrongly ta$en be restored. if he spend them contrary to that which God wills. why is not the robber crucified. time.. saying! . since you alone in #srael $now the truth. and gives it to atan. when his possessions are stolen. in whose presence my soul stands.Now let us see this% for we are fain to ta$e you. 'he soldiers answered! . # say. perhaps.armies. (nd in li$e manner. for this word . and life. if a man bewail it and commit it no more. for God has so commanded. flesh. and not saying! .* 'hen the "harisees drew near to Jesus and said! *+ master.'omorrow # will do thus. for # should be stealing the honour of God. by the grace of God. 3hereupon straightway the soldiers were rolled out of the 'emple as one rolls cas$s of wood when they are washed to refill them with wine% insomuch that now their head and now their feet struc$ the ground. (nd in saying that # alone $new God # should be falling into greater ignorance than all. and they were fain to stretch forth their hands against Jesus. and fast with prayer and almsgiving. he is li$ewise a robber.+ur God commanded that we should not steal our neighbour*s goods. which ought to serve God. as God lives.* #hapter 10*'he man. 'hus soul. therefore. who has honour. who alone $nows the truth.. in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything.(donai abaoth<.(ssuredly now. # should say so # should be a greater robber. there are but few robbers. seeing that all held their peace.alone.* Jesus answered! *3hoso $nows not the goods.(re goods.
(nd for this sin the serpents slew about seventy thousand of our people. if man had not sinned. 'hen there drew near to Jesus a doctor. wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to see$ his own way and convenience. 'hen Jesus said! *9very man. not having need of man.priest has sent you to tempt me. God. in whose presence my soul stands.* 'he old men . that whoever has the light of his eyes clear sees everything clear. for that he has need.commanded that he who ta$es goods shall be punished and he that ta$es life with goods shall be punished. but free to do that which he pleases in regard to his own life and salvation or damnation.* they would answer! *3hy did he forbid it-* and if he said! *God willed it not. who to display his riches.* Jesus answered! *)an. 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. who was gone out of the 'emple. in whose presence my soul stands. #hapter 100 'hen the high. man would not have $nown himself to be God*s servant% and so he would have accounted himself lord of paradise. for the one receives atan on his tongue and the other in his ears.* 3hen they heard this the priests were confounded. ./nowing that they must needs fall. or no-* (nd this they said tempting him% for if he said! *God willed it.urely not% for by reason of their murmuring our fathers entered not into the land of promise. wherefore did man eat corn and fruit. (nd much more do you err in as$ing why God has not done according to your brain. that God our creator in his wor$ing conforms not himself to us. neither # nor you would have $nown the mercy of God and his righteousness.Did God will that he should eat it. (nd near him he had his disciples with a great multitude of people. in such wise that he could resist evil and do good. if God had granted everything to man. (nd he that hear$ens to the murmurer is li$ewise guilty. or not have suffered men to see it. you call me good. tell me. which has a precipice on the right hand and on the left! but # will wal$ in the middle. # tell you that the high. wrought according to his good pleasure. in order that in man might wor$ the mercy of God and his righteousness. # say.or although God is omnipotent. 'he "harisees were consumed 6with rage7 at hearing this. since he wor$s contrary to the will of God. ?et # will answer you all. wor$s everything for his own use. because they were not able to condemn his speech. 3herefore the Creator. and this is the fruit of his priesthood. but you err. and departed in confusion. wherefore God did not grant corn and fruit to our fathers. his omnipotence and bounty having wrought in man. but only their children. 'he priests drew near to Jesus and said! *)aster.* 'he doctor was astounded when he heard this. 3herefore # say that. (s God lives. for God alone is good.or although God had power to hinder sin. then. who is blessed for evermore. But God. in order that man might remain sub&ect to him. and in order that his slaves may love him more. (s God lives. . waiting to pray the midday prayer. surely he should have allowed them corn. and draws light even out of dar$ness itself% but the blind does not so. forbade him the food. but rather the honour of God his creator. and said to him! *Good master. (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. he left him free by his bounty.* they would say! *'hen man has more power than God. gives freedom to his slaves. having created him by his omnipotence. perceiving that he $new their heart. and was sitting in olomon*s porch.. as does a /ing. 3herefore in creating man he created him free in order that he might $now that God had no need of him% >erbi gratia. created man free in order that he might love his Creator much the more and might $now his bounty. # tell you. but he that ta$es away honour shall go free. (nd truly # say to you.* Jesus answered! *?our 8uestion is li$e a road over a mountain. (nd in to$en that # spea$ the truth. he would not contradict his own bounty 4for God has no contradiction5 in order that. then. he that steals honour is worthy of greater punishment than he that robs a man of goods and of life. he should not contradict sin in man. who has no need of anything.
how that this fellow is a sinner. (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. priest! *1e says that he was born blind. *Now give glory of God.* he replied. for the father and mother of the blind man. we $now not% he is of age. who recounts everything to him% for he aspires to the $ingship over #srael% but God will see to that..* 'he high. and this clay he placed upon my eyes and said to me! . he has enlightened me.Go and wash you in the pool of iloam%.priest.* 'hen said the high. 1is disciples as$ed him saying! . 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%. but how has he received light-* (nd they accosted him saying! *(re you the blind man that was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%-* 1e answered! *# am he and wherefore-* 'hey said! *Now how did you receive your sight-* 1e answered!. and the high. *( man made clay. who said! *'his fellow has the devil at his bac$. or )oses %the servant of God. put some of that clay upon my eyes and sent me to the pool of iloam to wash% whereupon # went. as$ him and he will tell you the truth. 'he man born blind answered! *1e told me not his name. 'he man born blind replied! *Neither (braham nor )oses. 3herefore he was brought to the chief of the priests.priest 8uestioned them saying! *#s this man your son-* 'hey answered! *1e is truly our son.* 'hereupon they were dismissed. that whereas # was blind.Neither his father nor his mother sinned in him. 3as it our father (braham%. for a testimony of the Gospel. Jesus.or others could not do such a thing. and returned with the light of my eyes. and having washed received light% whereupon. but as # sat at the gate of the 'emple a man made me come near to him and. therefore.* +thers said! *#t is he. having made clay of earth with his spittle. nor any prophet have # seen in a dream and been healed by him. saying! *)an.* 'he "harisees did not believe this% so they said to the high priest! * end for his father and mother.priest! *Did he heal you perhaps today. who sinned in this man. and when they were come the high.departed and recounted all to the high. for they will tell us the truth. but God created him so. found one blind from his mother*s womb. his father or his mother.* 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. and spea$ the truth.priest as$ed him the name of that man. all Jerusalem was filled with the matter. that he was born blind-* Jesus answered! . but a man who saw him called me and said! .* 4Now the father and mother of the blind man were afraid to spea$. 'he high priest as$ed him. the abbath%-* 'he blind man answered! *'oday he healed me.)aster.* #hapter 101 3hen he had made the midday prayer.* 'hen said the high. seeing he $eeps not the abbath<* #hapter 107 'he blind man answered! *3hether he is a sinner # $now not% but this # $now.* 'hey sent. and washed me. and now he sees% how has this thing befallen-* 'he father and mother of the man born blind replied! *'ruly he was born blind..* aid the high. spitting on the ground.priest! *Behold now. that is. as he went out of the 'emple. as he returned home.Go and wash you as that man has said. who was conferring with the priests and the "harisees against Jesus. for he is Jesus the Nazarene%. or some other prophet. *and tell us what prophet has appeared to you in a dream and given you light.priest. wast you born blind-* *?es. # went and washed. but how he may have received the light. because a decree had gone forth from the :oman senate that no man might contend .priest said again to the man born blind! *Give glory to God. a prophet and an holy one of the God of #srael.
the creator of the world.'hin$ you perhaps that God has created . light to dar$ness. saying! *2ord. Jesus answered! . God*s enemies. if he should conceive love towards this evil world.. urely. therefore. prophet of God! . and all the things that are inferior to man. against the friends of the world. water to fire. Jesus said! .*5 'he high. and this is God alone. the meaning. even as the . the prophet of the Jews. 'he second stands for all men.. Now this world. cold to heat. and said! *# have told you. saying! . whom you say to have healed you. again. and would you teach us. that # saw not and he has enlightened me.Because they long every one after an infinite good without any evil. (nd what shall # say (s God lives. Now this world in all things follows the will of God.Begone. from the beginning of the world to this hour. as is the will that God has contrary to the will of the world. assuredly God would ta$e away from him all that he gave him when he created him. but for the family. but as for this man. for you are blest of our God who spo$e through David.priest. then. /now you.God has given them a precept which they transgress not. .* 'he disciples accordingly as$ed him. therefore have mercy upon us. when the )essenger of God shall come to the world. and we $now that God has spo$en to )oses. said to the man born blind! *Give glory to God and spea$ the truth. which has transformed itself into a law contrary to God. 'his ma$es man become li$e to the demons. #hapter 103 'he man born blind went to find Jesus. *'he third world is men*s fallen condition of sinning. for we understand them not. forasmuch as according to nature every one longs after God... and would ma$e him reprobate! so greatly is God contrary to this world. with water.+ master. our father and his prophet.* aid the "harisees! *Now what did he when he enlightened you-* 'hen the man born blind marvelled at their unbelief. assuredly God would have ta$en from them their prophecy.house of such an one. under pain of death! this decree had the governor obtained wherefore they said! *1e is of age. or love to hate. e0ceeding great are your words. 'herefore the merciful God has sent his prophets to this world for its salvation. you shall see that # have spo$en the truth. loves God% because by nature they long after God. as says David%.# curse your blessing. great are your words% tell us. that he is a sinner.. even though they err in see$ing God. stands not for the walls.for Jesus. and wherefore as$ you me again. as$ him. who comforted him saying! *(t no time have you been so blessed as you are now. # $now not% but this # $now.3ould you also become his disciples-* 'he high.. for. #hapter 109 'he disciples answered! .* 'he man born blind answered! *3hether he be a sinner.3hen you shall $now the world. we $now not whence he is. in whose presence my soul stands. that there be three $inds of worlds comprehended in a single name%! the one stands for the heavens and the earth.* (nd they cast him out of the synagogue %and 'emple%. air and fire. for we $now this man.priest then reviled him saying! *?ou were altogether born in sin. there has never yet been enlightened one who was born blind% and God would not hear$en to sinners.or earth is not so contrary to air. for as yet we understand not. (nd this world our God hates so sore that if the prophets had loved this world what thin$ you.'hey curse and # bless. then. forbidding him to ma$e prayer with the clean among #srael. (nd $now you wherefore all long after God. and so shall you $now the truth in every prophet. and become you disciple of such a man< for we are disciples of )oses%.% and by )icah the prophet he said! .
for prosperously shall you go up. writes thus! .Daniel the prophet. (hab as$ed him. if our high. pea$..+ Barnabas.# told you that this fellow predicts only evil. and you shall scatter (mmon.. is this in each case murder. they would be doing a thing pleasing to God. sin cannot arise in man save as a contradiction of God. smiling. for he always predicts evil concerning me% and him # hold in prison.Now how $now you this.(s God lives. describing the history of the $ings of #srael and their tyrants. $ing of #srael. ?ou are not able to understand this because you $now not what a thing is sin.priests and priests. 'hen the false prophets praised )icaiah as a true prophet of God. if atan had spo$en to the angels in order to see how they loved God. and his face bewildered li$e a man that lives between life and death. but (hab slew the men to destroy the worship of the true God and to preserve idolatry. 'hen said they both! .(ssuredly not% for )oses slew the men to destroy idolatry and to preserve the worship of the true God.. in whose presence my soul stands.there is only one. 3herefore hear$en to my words.or the love of the God of our fathers. for God will give them into your hands. (hab therefore commanded that )icaiah be sent for hither. # fear your face where.. truly. 'hen (hab. hall we go up against the (mmonites. . fore # tell you that # have seen the people of #srael as sheep without a shepherd. $ing of Judah. who came with fetters on his feet. 3herefore to )oses the slaying of men was converted into sacrifice.'he $ing of #srael &oined himself with the $ing of Judah to fight against the sons of Belial 4that is.. with the "harisees.. Jehoshaphat. then. how they have contaminated the Boo$ of )oses% and that of David%. 'ell me. but you did not believe it. #hapter 110 'hen said he who writes! . . (nd this he said. there stood before them four hundred false prophets. )oses slew men and (hab slew men. . seeing that only is sin which God wills not! insomuch that all that God wills is most alien from sin. as is written in the boo$ of the $ings of #srael-. spea$ the truth. 'hen answered he who writes ! . while to (hab it was converted into sacrilege! insomuch that one and the same wor$ produced these two contrary effects. 'ruly.'here is one only. were fled to the mountain tops where men dwelt not. since they will not have me say the truth. and he is evil. because as many as were found had been slain by decree of (hab%. + )icaiah-. he would not have been re&ected of God. being seated both on a throne in amaria. recite briefly all that befell. so that the prophets. and bro$e off the fetters from his feet. and (hab.. prophets and friends of God.Go up.his )essenger to be a rival. that we may see the truth clearly. and therefore hate me and desire my death therefore God has them in abomination. # say to you. who should not will that which his 2ord wills not.Go up against the (mmonites. end for him here. and God would reward them% but because they persecute me for a contrary reason.#s there here any prophet of the God of our fathers-. but because he sought to turn them away from God. to wit. who said to the $ing of #srael! . who feared our God.+ Jehoshaphat. (ccordingly. go up. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . as you have seen the issue of this war. said to Jehoshaphat%! . saying! . )icaiah %answered! . )icaiah answered! . who should be fain to ma$e himself e8ual with God. is to be understood that which was said in )icaiah the prophet.. by their traditions.1ow.. and let us see what he says. Jesus answered! . as$ed )icaiah.(ssuredly not. + )aster. concerning the lie which God ordained to be spo$en by the mouth of false prophets. reprobates5 who were the (mmonites.. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . (hab answered! . therefore is he reprobate.3ill God give their cities into our hands-. but rather as his good slave. persecuted me because the people of #srael has called me God. )icaiah%. Now Jehoshaphat. and had never bowed his $nees before the idols. in the name of God. even as you have said. and still more prosperously come down<. saying! .
saying! . "hilip answered! *But how is that saying of the prophet (mos to be understood.2ying is indeed a sin. a deceiver and a liar and a hater of &udgment 4which shall fall upon them5.God forbid% God forbid that )oses should have sinned in obeying God who commanded him<. said Jesus. is such that it destroys also the dearest thing that God has here upon earth. and according to the word of )icaiah the matter befell.. but the murder.priest. ee that you fight not against the $ing of Judah. while it appertains to him that commits it.. 'ell me. (nd lying can be remedied by saying the contrary of that which has been said% whereas murder has no remedy. 3herefore. in order that we may love and long for life eternal. . # say to you.)ethought there assembled a council of the angels in the presence of God. because the lie is a sin that appertains to him that spea$s. as he himself as man is sub&ect to the law.there is not evil in the city that God has not done-.. 'hen came an angel and said! . who have invented for themselves the . (nd. eize )icaiah. 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. so received he the lie for praise. truly. would have feared atan and done him service.or all tribulations are good. who considers not his words 6as one7 spea$ing in the presence of the high. because God is not composite nor changeable. nor against the princes of #srael. and said! . # will fight against (hab. and conse8uently pain. for you shall prevail. *)icaiah answered! . and the fetters which he had upon his feet place on his nec$. for now # $now not what death # would inflict on him. did )oses the servant of God sin in slaying all whom he slew-..(nd # say. and will go to his false prophets and will put the lie into their mouth. when came to us the angel that brought the lie-. Barnabas% for it is enough for our purpose. (mos therefore did as does the :oman interpreter.+ reprobate of God. 'hen (hab was wroth. when did the angel of truth depart from us and come to you.'here is no good in the city but what God has wrought it. believing atan to have such sovereignty over man. in such wise that they come to say in fact that God is unrighteous.predestination of God in the elect. (hab. . and so shall he go up and be slain. and their chief smote )icaiah*s chee$. that even as the child errs which causes its shoes to be made by the measure of a giant. he had given occasion for despair to the afflicted. and would not be infinitely blessed. what is worse.. but consider the will and the business of the Jew that $nows not to spea$ the 1ebrew tongue.?es. 3hereupon Jesus said! . then.. 'hey went up. even as # have told you.. but murder is a greater. therefore.. either for that they purge the evil that we have done..)icaiah answered! . 'hen were the false prophets enraged.* 'hen Jesus said! . you will find the truth. 3hereupon one said one thing and another said another.. Jesus answered! *Now here see. having deceived your $ing. 'ruly. or are good because they restrain us from doing evil. seeing it is not possible to give life again to the dead. then. or are good because they ma$e man to $now the condition of this life. how great is the danger of resting in the letter. #hapter 111 . 'hen Jesus said! . God said! . .?ou shall $now when you shall flee from house to house for fear of being slain. 3hen. but slay the $ing of #srael. man. 2ord. and # heard God say thus! .or the $ing of the (mmonites %said to his servants! . (ccordingly.1ave you heard all-.3ho will deceive (hab that he may go up against (mmon and be slain-. even so errs he who would sub&ect God to the law. as they beheld themselves in tribulation and sinners living in prosperity.2ord.. "hilip. as do the "harisees. so also is he unable to will and not will a single thing% for so would he have contradiction in himself. (nd hearing this. and $eep him on barley bread and water until my return. my enemy. that . you shall believe that only to be sin which God wills not. had the prophet (mos said! .. that is. so as not to suffer tribulation.'ell us. top there.Now go and do so. 'he disciples answered! . 'he disciples answered! . 3herefore # say that here (mos the prophet of God spea$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. many.
then. none 6could do so7.and who perhaps shall give . destine to build a house. the 2aw of God.* #hapter 11+ Jesus went into the wilderness beyond Jordan with his disciples. truly. . even so has he predestined sin as the road by which the reprobate shall wal$ into damnation. even so shall he be occasion of good wor$s among men. and whereof # will spea$ to you near Jordan on the other side.* #hapter 11# will accordingly tell you now 6what7 little God has granted me to $now concerning this same predestination. that (mos.for without the means one cannot destine an end.tree overshadows us. and when the midday prayer was done he sat down near to a palm. which sinners alone call evil.. even as the rain ma$es the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it has not rained. he would have made a grievous error. 1e it is whom the nations loo$ for. No more. if God will.'here is no good in the city but what God has done it. and under the shadow of the palm. . to whom the secrets of God are so clear that. he spo$e thus! )y commandment is not in the heaven that you should e0cuse yourself.doing as the road by which the elect shall wal$ to salvation. when he comes into the world. 'hat man is free the Boo$ of )oses shows. 3herefore one may $now of what manner are the "harisees of the present day. for this is the faith of atan. spo$e of tribulations.tree. Cursed be the tongue that said this. is predestination. 2et us come now to predestination. because God shall overshadow them with his mercy even as this palm.urely. then. blessed shall they be that shall listen to his words. and he who is reprobate cannot by any means become elect% and that. (nd when Jesus had said this. in whose presence my soul stands. who shall that man be of whom you spea$. as God lives. ?es.#hapter 11* #f (mos had said! . but has not even so much land as to place one foot upon.tree his disciples sat down. believing that there is not any sin or wic$edness which God has not done. Jesus answered with &oy of heart! *1e is )uhammad%. saying! Now. 'hen Jesus said! * o secret is predestination. then. where. only to one man shall it be clearly $nown. with the hand that wrote it. who shall go to bring us the commandment of God. )essenger of God. tomorrow. when he said that . 3hat can predestination mean but an absolute will to give an end to a thing 6of which7 one has the means in hand. even as this tree protects us from the burning heat of the sun. who shall come into the world-. 1ow. shall he who not only lac$s stone and money to spend. straightway there arose a great earth8ua$e.God has done evil in the city tal$ing with the world. even as God has predestined well. suffice you.. Jesus raised them up. 2et this. at hearing whereof the earth trembles.* 'he disciples answered. saying! *Now see if # have told you the truth. and when he comes into the world. urely it is not predestination but abomination we shall be establishing. + brethren. 'he "harisees say that everything has been so predestined that he who is elect cannot become reprobate. that # say to you. # tell you.. which mercy God shall sprin$le upon the faithful li$e rain.+ )aster. of which you desire to $now. when our God gave the 2aw upon )ount inai. even so the mercy of God will protect from atan them that believe in that man.or he is a white cloud full of the mercy of God. for the world holdsnothing good save the ini8uities and sins that are done in the way of vanity. ta$ing away the free will that God has given to man of his pure bounty. for they are faithful servants of atan. 3hereupon men would have wrought much more ini8uitously. in so much that every one fell as dead. through the abundant mercy which he shall bring.
then.or he commands the sinner not to sin.. (nd of the calling of the reprobate.(s # live. and entirely deprives him of repentance. God is true.# have called. (nd so on the day of &udgment none will be able to ma$e any e0cuse for their sins. (nd he says it in order that men may shun the opinion that there be other gods than he. consider what our God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! . therefore. Jesus answered! . if the righteous shall forsa$e his righteousness and shall do abominations.us strength to observe it. (nd our "harisees. what says God by the prophet 1osea but this! # will call a people not elect. # say to you truly. if /ing 1erod should command an old man to become young and a sic$ man that he should become whole.. #f.But how is that to be understood which God said to )oses. + 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 this in order that man may not believe that he is saved by his own virtue. that he will have mercy on whom he wills to have mercy and will harden whom he wills to harden.. 'ell me. but may perceive that life and the mercy of God have been granted him by God of his bounty.(s # live. God says by the prophet #saiah! . .. 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. that when you will you may observe it.. But my commandment is near to your heart. seeing that it will then be manifest to them how much God has done for their conversion.#f 1erod gave this command. .. and when they did not 6do7 iti should cause them to be $illed. and that which the "harisees of this present time say. hear how he says by the same prophet! (ll the day have # spread out my hands to a people that believe me not. he shall perish. #hapter 111 (ndrew replied! . . and as he would moc$ a deaf man who should spea$ into his ears. and cannot tell a lie! for God being truth spea$s truth. but contradict me. # say. 3ill God then predestinate that which he 6does7 not will.. +ur God wills. says God.urther. scorned of the spirit. and when he sins to repent% while such predestination ta$es away from the sinner the power not to sin.Consider that which God says.(nd that the elect can be reprobated. ?es. #hapter 110 But hear what says God by Joel the prophet! . (nd how much God has called. said! . But the "harisees of this present time with their doctrine contradict God altogether.'hese are the fruits of human traditions. may have power to repent and go to dwell in that place whence the spirit was cast out. but that God moc$s men even as he would moc$ a blind man who should show him something white. even though it shall sin as the spirit did. and you would not hear$en to me..Neither is it beyond the sea. that predestination has for its foundation the 2aw of God and human free will.. in order that this 6lump of 7 clay. what 6do7 they say. that in li$e manner you should e0cuse yourself. sighing. which he preserves to him in order to do despite to atan. but # see$ that he should be converted to penitence. (ccordingly. 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. would this be &ust. # will not the death of a sinner. 6says7 your God. he would be most un&ust and impious. and how often he has called them to repentance. # will call them elect. 'hen Jesus.'he disciples answered! . to pursue with his mercy man*s free will. 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. and wills not to forsa$e the creature with his omnipotence. when they say that the reprobate cannot become elect.
which are so great that the ground which is trodden by the feet of the holy and blessed ones is so precious that one drachma of it is more precious than a thousand worlds. # will disclose to you a wherefore. presses down the soul. e0claimed. and fire in harmony. # have never yet seen any one refuse health. # shall be ta$en up from the world. then. he says! 1is generation.. wherefore cannot a 6single7 stone rest on the top of the water.+ master. how God has created him.. 'hese delights were seen by our. how shall they be able to comprehend them#saiah. being corruptible. seeing 6it to be7 thus. which is my gospel%. and there is no good<. cannot $now it how shall they understand that God created the universe out of nothing with a single word. his ears have not heard.. that which God has prepared for them that love him.or # $now not even now how God by my touch heals the sic$. yet the whole earth rests on the top of the water.. for all is vain. and you be fain to say again! . and how the holy and the faithful shall abide there without end.'ell me. and the wor$s of God being proportionate to God. he closed his eyes with both his hands. #t is this. water. to deny the fact. when he returned to himself. . Jesus replied! .(ssuredly they shall by no means be able to understand this. so are my ways e0alted above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts. why is it that.3herefore God says to human nature! 9ven as the heaven is e0alted above the earth. #hapter 113 'hen said the disciples! . 'herefore # say to you. nevertheless they are united in man and are preserved harmoniously#f. for this is one of the greatest blessings of paradise seeing that everything. #hapter 119 Jesus answered! . as says the prophet olomon. because. who shall narrate. if your mind will not rest content in this. *"aradise is the home where God stores his delights. all men. you $now not this no. /now you wherefore they .'ruly God spea$s in you.(nd of the wor$ing of God he says! 3ho has been his counsellor. for God showed them to him.2oo$ not any more upon this world. if it have an end. air.1ear$en.(ssuredly. though the manner of it be not understood. he gave me a boo$ li$e to a clear mirror% which came down into my heart in such wise that all that # spea$ comes forth from that boo$. nor has the human heart conceived. however great. which. +ught man then. becomes small. while water e0tinguishes fire. albeit the fact is true. and # will tell you of what manner is paradise. seeing he caused him to behold the glories of paradise! whereupon. as men.3hy so-.. and weeping said! .(ll that # say for the $nowledge of God and the service of God.1ow shall they understand the eternity of God. + my eyes. Jesus answered! . for the $nowledge of man and for the salvation of man$ind all this comes forth from that boo$.. for never has man spo$en as you spea$. "eter answered! . father.Believe me when God chose me to send me to the 1ouse of #srael.#s there written therein the glory of paradise-. man being finite and composite with the body. David.'he eyes of man have not seen. prophet of God. saying! 'ruly you are a hidden God< (nd of the )essenger of God.. as # have told you. the manner of predestination is not manifest to men. prophet of God.. is that which you now spea$ written in that boo$-. because he cannot find out the mode.#hapter 117 (ccordingly. +f these delights said #saiah %the prophet! . yes nought. so that none can unite earth. and earth flees from air. 'ell me. (nd when that boo$ shall have finished coming forth from my mouth. aid "eter! .
. Now let this be your boo$ wherein to study the $nowledge of paradise. . but # will give you myself as a gift.or not only will # place in your hands the abundance of paradise.have not seen. live. so that. how beautiful is the world in summer.# $now your wor$s. man cannot contain them% even as a little earthen &ar cannot contain the sea. 3herefore. # tell you that he saw them not with human eyes. Jesus said! . when 1erod% ma$es a present to one of his favourite barons. 3herefore. in comparison of that which # will give you in my paradise. (s #. and serves him faithfully! . your love shall not e0ceed my bounty.+ne or two mites. and thus.#s there a mind that could comprehend such riches and delights.time. Now lift up even so your heart to paradise. forasmuch as God has created paradise for the home of his own delights.(ssuredly. if the sea should give you one single grain of sand..# have seen it twice% and assuredly the tenth part of that which he gives would be sufficient for a poor man.Go and consider the sands of the sea.because all that God has given to man in this present world for his body is as though 1erod should give a mite to a poor man%% but what God will give to the body and soul in paradise is as though 1erod should give all that he has. #hapter 17* God says thus to him that loves him.+r that immeasurable beauty would not have things immeasurably beautiful.. Because you serve me as God your creator. for you err greatly if you thin$ he have them not. $nowing yourself to be my wor$. to one of his servants. albeit our father David %truly saw them. Behold. in whose presence my soul stands. when all things bear fruit< 'he very peasant. this is sufficient for the $nowledge of paradise. even as you are fain to be my servant for ever.. into0icated with gladness by reason of the harvest that is come. 6said Jesus7! . Now thin$ you that immeasurable goodness would not have things immeasurably good. even so will # ma$e your wages forever. conceived such delights. all that # have given in this world to all the princes and $ings of the earth is less than a grain of sand that the sea would give you. heard. said Jesus to his disciples. united with God. would it appear small to you. #hapter 170 God says thus to the man who shall faithfully serve him! . + my servant. (s God lives.. John answered! .)an must needs have a $nowledge as great as God*s if he would $now what God wills to give to his servants.But if a poor man shall be presented to 1erod what will he give to him. for God too$ his soul to himself. yes. (s God lives. seeing that the delights of paradise are infinite and man is finite.#t is because while they live here below they are not worthy to behold such things.of paradise. your creator. ma$es the valleys and mountains resound with his singing.. . that you wor$ for me.* #hapter 171 3hat thin$ you. for that he loves his labours supremely.Beware. (s # live eternally. seeing you desire to serve me eternally! even so will # do. then. and as$ nought of me save grace and mercy to serve me faithfully% because you set no end to my service. for # will reward you as if you were God. in what sort he presents it-. he saw them with light divine. John answered! . my e8ual. how many they are. where all things are fruitful with fruits proportionate to him who has cultivated it. yes and his own life. 1ave you seen.. .
But furthermore. because the soul. as the sea has still sand over and above when one receives a grain thereof. #hapter 17(s God lives. the blessed shall eat in paradise%% but how shall the meat be voided without uncleanness-. even so will the 8uality and 8uantity of figs 6in paradise7 e0cel the sort of figs we eat here.. (s God lives. in whose presence my soul stands. seeing it is spirit. 6the soul7 wal$s not. our body which we now have go into paradise-.Now how shall the body sin without the soul. and should cast out of his house him who wearied himself in the wor$. because the soul is immortal! it suffers not any of those corporal pains which the body suffers at the instance of the elements. "eter answered! . and the 8uantity of things that minister to man. that the master should reward only him who sees and commands. falls not sic$. But you err. 'he one alone sees the wor$. which has wearied itself so much in serving God-. eems it &ust to you. Jesus answered! . # say. # say. 1ow then shall the &ustice of God bear this. that the soul alone should go into paradise. the 8uantity of food. and they are deprived of all ministry of angels in this world. 'herefore. and free from every misery% and the meats.. and the second performs all that the first commands.# $now that my God lives% and in the last day # shall rise again in my flesh. # say to you that truly. saying! . Jesus answered! . you condemns the soul to hell. in thin$ing that such meat should be voided in uncleanness. Consider the 8uantity of fruits that are in this world. feels not cold and heat. which are without any defect. .. then.+ master.Beware..(ssuredly it is fitting to give glory in proportion to the thing glorified.urely not. impassible.the abundance of paradise. and not the body. because this body at the present time eats corruptible meats. as a mountain of gold and pearls is more precious than the shadow of an ant.. fasts not. Jesus answered! .#hapter 17+ *Consider. the 8uantity of flowers. in paradise he will give him ten hundred thousand loads.urely not.But believe me. . and God shall reduce it to such a condition as was (dam*s before he sinned. "eter. shall not generate any putrefaction. "eter answered! . # will not remember his ini8uities for ever. and immortal.#n that hour that the sinner shall lament his sin. #s it. then.'he soul and the body with sense of man serve God! the soul only sees and commands the service. (nd in li$e manner every other thing in paradise. ought not to be placed in paradise. and gives orders to the second. Now what should eat the meats of paradise. by myself. having caused the soul to sin. o then. if the body go not thither. then. 1ave you perhaps forgotten Job. &ust. "eter% lest you become a adducee% for the adducees say that the flesh shall not rise again. and thus it is that putrefaction comes forth! but in paradise the body shall be incorruptible. *3herefore their body and soul are deprived of entrance into paradise. how he says! . eating no bread. in ta$ing away God*s mercy from the body. and is not slain. 'wo men serve one master in one and the same wor$. prophet and friend of God. . in whose presence my soul stands. hall.or if God has given to man in this world an ounce of welling. and that there be no angels. the body. our God promises his mercy to the sinner. even so are the delights of paradise more precious than all the delights of the princes of the world which they have had and shall have even to the &udgment of God when the world shall have an end. and with my eyes # shall see God my aviour. this flesh of ours shall be so purified that it shall not possess a single property of those which now it has% seeing that it shall be purged of every evil desire. "eter %answered! .'he soul.(ssuredly it is impossible. said Jesus.Now what blessedness shall the body have if it eat not nor drin$.
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$s to Jesus, and said to him, *2ord, let us go to the house of your servant, for your servant will give meat to you and to your disciples.* Jesus answered! *# will come thither when you will promise to call me ;Brother; and not ;2ord,;% and shall say you are my brother, and not my servant.* 'he man promised, and Jesus went to his house.
Now why did you fall down-. it is not time that has done this. this is a hard saying.)y father. he will say! .or pride is then at its height when it ma$es use of humble things. but when one tells him that he is a sinner he will wa0 wroth against him. he will answer% .* 'he scribe answered. #f you as$ him whose is the house where he lives. But if you shall say! . how cruelly have you dealt with us. (nd these "harisees of this present time. and how it can be true and false.. wishing to run. 'he disciples and the scribe answered! *#t is most true. . he will reply! . he ascribes to himself. (nd would to God they usurped not such a name.. but in their heart and their wor$s they are Canaanites. so that # have not the strength to wal$ and run li$e a grown man. weeping! .)y father.. But whoever shall spea$ with the tongue as the child spea$s. but rather the wic$ed world. Now $now you not that Gehazi. #f you shall say! .* 6Jesus replied! 7 . assuredly he has false humility and true pride.)y father*s. my words are true.'ruly # say to you that he who becomes not as a little child shall not enter into the $ingdom of heaven. is this true-* said Jesus. and they said one to another! *Now how shall he become a little child who is thirty or forty years old.* Jesus answered! *(s God lives. and himself as the author of sin. fell down... but that he on his part has not slumbered. he will answer! .3ho gives you to eat-.. #f you shall say! . but done good wor$s. 'he man of false humility will say that God has given him all that he has.(nd what said your father-.3ho has taught you to wal$ and to spea$-.ee that in future you leave not my side. 'hus.or in every time it is possible to serve God in truth. . servant of .or if you as$ a little child! .# fell down.+ master. you said that God loves true humility. he ascribes to God. that it be not reprehended and spurned of men.urely. he will answer! . But in order that # might learn to wal$ well.so my father must needs ta$e me by the hand if # would wal$ firmly.. #f you shall say! .)y father. the man of false humility will say that he is a grievous sinner. he will answer! . and #. tell me how they wal$. for then would they not deceive the simple< + ancient time. 'ell us therefore what is humility. men become bad. and what he ought to ascribe to God. '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. but by companying with the world. my father left me for a little space.3ho has bro$en your forehead. . for that you have your forehead so bound up-. and will persecute him. in whose presence my soul stands. and shall contradict 6the same7 in act. the "harisees of the present time have the garments and the name of "harisees. # said to you that 6a man7 has need to become as a little child! for this is true humility. 9very one was amazed at hearing this..3ho has made your garments-. brethren. shall be truly humble.#hapter 13+ 3hile they sat at meat the scribe said! *+ master. and so did # brea$ my head. ee you not that # am little.* 'hen Jesus said! *1e who in truth of heart recognizes God as the author of all good. #hapter 13'ell me. that have ta$en away from us the true "harisees and left us the false<* #hapter 130 Jesus answered! *Brother.Now why did you not wal$ 8uite slowly. he will answer! . that is with the evil manners in each time. #f you shall say! .
used him as a boo$ wherewith to teach his disciples. lying. 2ord.+ master. but 1aggai ever sent bac$ the messenger. (nd there is nothing so vile but that. because # do nought but sins. and only commit sins. 2ord my God. he went forth from (nathoth to serve +badiah the prophet. when he saw it. in order that # may not pollute your wor$.* said the scribe.. 'he scribe answered! .9lisha the prophet. used to give it to the one ne0t to 1aggai. when he had anything bad. + brother% accept it. 'hen 1aggai would say! . who calls upon you.. what shall # say. 3herefore. 1aggai was fifteen years old when. it were a treasure. was prince over the tribe of Naphtali.1osea. both prophets of God. he .#t is most true. therefore<* . :ighteous 2ord God. would say to himself! . 1e sold. by whose hands God grants it to me.1osea. (nd he said! . but did not have a mantle. with mercy loo$ upon your servant. return to the house. and so much does the world e0cite them thereto. #t happened that a disciple of a neighbouring prophet wanted to go to Jerusalem. because # am worse than all. although it is written by Daniel the prophet% but in obedience to you # will narrate the truth.urely many believe it not. 6the gift of7 prophecy. having heard of the charity of 1osea. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. 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. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. (nd when 1aggai did so. Now one day 1aggai said to him! . +badiah has certainly forgotten you. in order that we may behold the true "harisee.urely not! for he $nows that # am good for nothing. that the "harisees of the present day avoid every good wor$ and every holy e0ample! and the e0ample of Gehazi is sufficient for them to be reprobated of God.. and aged fourteen years. receiving it from +badiah. as the sailor weeps when he sees his ship bro$en up.:ecite here your prayer so that every one may hear your words.. because otherwise no one would be suffered to be called a "harisee.Now.'he Boo$ of )oses.# would that you would narrate to me the e0ample of 1aggai and 1osea. too$ the money and the raiment of Naaman the yrian. for your own glory.% whereupon Jesus said! .Go.. *God so loved him that to every one who in his time stood by him God gave. when he went to serve God. for you have made a mista$e. hall +badiah send me such things. and wor$ atan entice them to evil. (nd +badiah. 'hereupon 1aggai. when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants. 'ruly # say to you that men are so inclined to evil wor$ing. # cannot as$ you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants.* #hapter 137 'he good scribe wept as he said this. he went to be disciple of 1aggai.or which cause he was soon left with two garments only namely. 1osea had the Boo$ of )oses. remember me your servant. 1e answered! . (nd nothing did 1aggai as$ in prayer that God withheld. for this thing is suited to me alone.2ord God of #srael. in order that he might see it. saying! . 3herefore. *'he scribe answered! .(nd yet 9lisha had a great number of "harisees to whom God made him to prophesy. #hapter 131 3hen +badiah desired to teach any one how to pray. his patrimony and gave it to the poor. remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant. 3herefore he oftentimes presented him raiment and delicate food. and shaming his master. who has ta$en away from you all that you had-. a tunic of sac$cloth and a mantle of s$ins. he would call 1aggai and say! . (nd so. who $new the humility of 1aggai. which he read with greatest earnestness. # say. behold. Now the aged +badiah. for that you have created him.
seeing that 1osea was not to be found. who. should desire a boo$. who was weeping. 1osea answered! ... #hapter 133 'here was a disciple of 1aggai near to 1osea% and he. + brother. (nd when 1osea went to the house of 1aggai. 'hen said 1aggai in wrath! .went to find him. that # were mad in li$e manner.. as he came not to see 1aggai. and gave the money to the widow%. and whenever he saw any one weep he wept. is he-. brother. 3ho has ta$en it from you-. *1osea answered! . and # feared to come thither without a tunic. 'hen said 1aggai! *'ell me now. (nd having called two disciples he went to Jerusalem. 3hereupon the angel of God told him how he had been ta$en as a slave to Jerusalem.'he Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away my tunic. (nd they went both of them to 1ebron%. and she told him all. where he had an abode. 1aggai%. who see$s you mourning-. and said to him! *Brother. that 1osea having gone to cut wood met the woman. 1earing which. remained afflicted thereat.God forgive you. # have been sold. said the disciple. and said! *# also would learn to read if # had a boo$. wept for the absence of 1osea as a mother weeps for the absence of her son. who dwelt hard by )ount Carmel. 1aving recognized him. not $nowing 1osea.Brother. #t chanced. 1aggai said! . believing this. this boo$ is yours% for God gave it me in order that # should give it to one who. where 1osea %sold himself.'hen the good 1aggai remained as it were beside himself.. when he heard this. 1osea answered! . 1aggai said! *3ho has ta$en away your mantle-* 1osea replied! *'he Boo$ of )oses.3ould . seeing him. seized the son of a poor widow.. having raided the land of Judea. where the prophets and "harisees abode. #t happened that a poor man was stripped by robbers and left na$ed. and pray to God for me. wherefore # $now not what to do. 1osea then as$ed the woman touching the reason of her weeping. sister. for he says that the Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away from him the Boo$ of )oses.3ho is that bad fellow who has sold you-. 3hereupon 1osea. said 1aggai%. the other went to 1aggai %and said to him! . # would want to go to Jerusalem to perform a sacrifice to our God. 3herefore. *3ho.ather. but # have not a mantle. 3hereupon 1aggai gave him another tunic. then. accepted it. 1e who had bought 1osea too$ him to Jerusalem.. 'hereupon he straightway began to weep% for whenever he saw any one laugh he laughed. in the entrance of the city he met 1osea. on. (nd by the will of God. 'he good 1aggai.'he Boo$ of )oses.s$in over the privy parts. o he went with two disciples to find him! and they found him wrapped in palm. . and accepted the boo$. + my father% for he who has sold me is so good that if he were not in the world no one would become holy. accepted 1osea*s mantle and departed. seeing 1osea read the Boo$ of )oses.* 1earing which. 1osea answered! .* 'he man believed him.* 1aggai was much pleased at hearing this. . stripped off his own tunic and gave it to him that was na$ed% himself being left with a little piece of goat. and said! . wept. went to visit 1osea.3ould to God. not $nowing how he had gotten that money. weeping. 1osea gave him the boo$.* 3hen he heard this. because he perceived the goodness of 1osea.#t has been ta$en away from me. and # had forgotten..+ my father. for God wills to give you your son. wishing to see if his own boo$ was well written.. ta$e your boo$ and let us see if it is even as mine. 1osea answered! . 'hen said 1osea! *Come. 1osea said! *"ardon me. and that all mad fol$ were li$e to 1osea<. 1aggai answered! . the good 1aggai thought that 1osea was sic$. accordingly. it was the Boo$ of )oses%.leaves. saying! *Brother. for # have committed a great sin against you! because God has given me a mantle in order that # might give it to you. 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. how is it that you have forsa$en your old father. #t happened that a young man. and redeemed her son. Now the yrian robbers. Now therefore accept it. and said to him! .1osea has gone mad.* 'he man..
(nd why spea$ # of the Boo$ of )oses and the boo$ of David. 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. even as it has sold you<. and said! . nor all the angels. (nd 1aggai went with 1osea to the house of his master. when it should cause offence to God. 3oe. and men could not err.* 'hen Jesus said! *Brother.Brother. $iss the hand of your slave whom you have bought. to the great terror of all Jerusalem and Judea. *(nd that is all that you desired. that the Boo$ of )oses% would sell me also with all my children. what see$ you to learn from me. 'he scribe answered! *+ master. that every one may $now that this is the truth. 'hen the good scribe wept. and the "harisees observe it. nor all the world. because of the penalty of death. with the charity of 1osea.?ou should respect neither the people. for upon them shall come the blood of every prophet and righteous man. in whose presence my soul stands. (nd so it came to pass. 'hey boast themselves to be children of (braham. as though God were in error. in so much that today a thing is not sought because God has commanded it.% and he ran to $iss his hand. you that are a doctor learned in the 2aw in whom was the promise of the )essiah made to our father (braham. and therefore that which God ordained as man*s way of salvation. to his faithless generation. and not move for twelve hours<.9very prophecy have they corrupted. since you love this present life more than God your creator% and for this cause you fear to lose your life.(s God lives. inasmuch as the humility of 1aggai. if # had $nown how to bear fruit. but men loo$ whether the doctors say it.Blessed be our God. shall go to ruin..+ brother..carcely one< (nd they see$ now to slay me. who when he saw 1aggai said! . 'hen said 1aggai! .to God. whom they slew between the 'emple and the altar< 3hat prophet have they not persecuted. did you thin$.. + )aster. perhaps. nor all the holy ones. # fear to tell you this. Jesus answered! . #hapter 139 'hen Jesus said! . # am grieved that # came to eat bread in your house. with the holy city. when you came to 8uestion me in the 'emple. God would not have given his word to me. therefore. this has he caused all the prophets to say. in so much that there shall not remain of the 'emple one stone upon another. 'ell me. but fear not to lose the faith and the life eternal. (s God lives. brother.#n #saac or in #shmael. 3herefore let the whole 6world7 . with the blood of =echariah son of Berachiah. because # am assured of it by God.* #hapter 190 *'ell me. this is sufficient for man*s salvation.+ master. who has sent his prophet to my house. seeing you have such $nowledge. seeing he is unchangeable.'his is true. fulfils all the 2aw and all the prophets.#t is certain that God will not do this. # should have preached many things which # have left unsaid lest sedition should be roused among the people. and to possess the beautiful 'emple. 'herefore. they are children of atan. that God had sent me to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. (nd he narrated to him all that had passed% whereupon the master gave 1osea his freedom. (s God lives. for he is better than #. which is lost when the tongue spea$s contrary to that which the heart $nows of the 2aw of God.3hat righteous man have they suffered to die a natural death. and therefore they do his will! therefore the 'emple. in the name of God let the sun stand still. (nd Jesus said to the scribe! . brother.* 6said the scribe7. my son.
who with his finger pointed to the )essenger of God. saying! *2ord.* 'he woman departed. and having gone to Bethany found that her brother had died that day. as they sat at meat. for whom God has made all. for # will come to heal him. (nd thus says the boo$. ee that you never again $eep bac$ the truth. for then he had not died<* . for my own house is )agdala! my brother. 3hereupon )oses cried out with &oy! .* 'hen Jesus said! . saying! . (ll of this boo$ # was not able to read. God*s servant. and a brother who now lies sic$ in peril of death. to announce to )ary his coming. and without it shall none be saved.God pardon you. therefore. (nd fear you not. because the high priest. saying that an #shmaelite had written it. .'ell me. said. and preserve it not with sin. and paradise< Be mindful of me.* )ary answered! *Bethany is 6the home7 of my brother and my sister.* Jesus said to the woman! *Go you straightway to your brother*s house. lo< )ary. entered into the house of Nicodemus 4for that was the name of the scribe5. Near to #shmael stood #saac. wherefore they laid him in the sepulchre of their fathers. 3hereupon. who wept at the feet of Jesus.. servants and prophets of God. and weeping placed herself at the feet of Jesus. #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$ed up his mercy in #srael alone. #hapter 191 'he scribe then said! .+ #shmael. + master."ardon me. that # may find grace in God*s sight by means of your son.2ord God of #srael. for he shall not die. you have in your arms all the world. and the third day he departed for Bethany% and when he was near to the town he sent two of his disciples before him. and #saac the father of the messenger of the )essiah.perish rather than offend God your creator. that )oses said! . in whose library # was. and God is mighty to create as many worlds as there are sands in the sea. 'herein is written that #shmael is the father of )essiah. and more. (nd there did Jesus end his discourse.. and when she had found Jesus. 3hereupon God showed him his )essenger in the arms of #shmael. forbade me.. for # have sinned.. which boo$ is the true Boo$ of )oses. mighty and merciful. but rather that God has mercy on every man that see$s God his creator in truth. 3hereupon said the scribe! # have seen an old boo$% written by the hand of )oses and Joshua %4he who made the sun stand still% as you have done5. he ran out of the town. 3ould to God you had come before # called you.. #hapter 19+ Jesus abode two days in the house of Nicodemus. Jesus said! .. for # will come to pray God for his health. and #shmael in the arms of (braham. who through you has found mercy with God.* Jesus answered! *3here is your house. weeping! *2ord. in whose arms was a child.or sin destroys and preserves not. your servant. has a sister. for against him have you sinned. because in the faith of the )essiah God shall give salvation to men.'his is he for whom God has created all things. is in Bethany%. you said that my brother would not die% and now he has been buried four days. manifest to your servant the splendour of your glory.. and there await me.
saying! *Brethren. see you not that my sister ta$es no care for you. seeing that 2azarus had conversation with men. do you ta$e thought for that which you should do% for )ary has chosen a part which shall not be ta$en away from her for ever. and sighing said! *3here have you laid him-* 'hey answered! *Come and see. 3hen therefore she arrived at the place where Jesus had spo$en to )ary. and many scribes and "harisees. ( great multitude of the Jews and some of the "harisees believed in Jesus. sitting at table with a great multitude that believed in him. and ate and dran$.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *Now this man. because they supposed she was going to the sepulchre to weep over her brother.* . and said! * God of our fathers. for then my brother had not died<* )ary then came up weeping% whereupon Jesus shed tears. for 2azarus sleeps. and provides not that which you must eat and your disciples-* Jesus answered! *)artha. would to God you had been here. weeping! *2ord.* 'hen Jesus lifted up his hands to heaven. Jesus entered into Bethany. for he alone is dead who dies without finding mercy with God.Jesus answered! *'hy brother is not dead. #hapter 19'he scribes and "harisees too$ counsel with the high priest to slay 2azarus% for many renounced their traditions and believed in the word of Jesus. from such a sleep he shall be awa$ened on the day of &udgment by the angel of God sounding his trumpet. arose in haste and ran outside. because God has given me power over his sleep% and truly # say to you he is not dead. into the house of 2azarus. and how that many were become Nazarenes%% for so they called them who were brought to penitence through the word of God which Jesus preached.* Jesus said with a loud voice! *2azarus. whereupon )artha said to Jesus! *2ord.* aid )artha! *2ord. where every one was weeping. God of #shmael %and 2ord of #saac%.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *3ould to God that you did so sleep<* 'hen Jesus said! *)y hour is not yet come% but when it shall come # shall sleep in li$e manner. having said that he should not die-* Jesus having come to the sepulchre.* )ary answered. )artha. having a following in Jerusalem. for the time is at hand that # must depart from the . 'hose that remained in their unbelief departed and went to Jerusalem and announced to the chief of the priests the resurrection of 2azarus%. for he has been dead four days. and # am come to awa$e him. and )artha. Now there were assembled at the death of 2azarus %a great number of Jews from Jerusalem.* Jesus answered! *)ary. and shall be speedily awa$ened. they $new not what to do. A)ary. ministered to him. and "harisees followed her to comfort her. sitting one day at the feet of Jesus. because the miracle was great. and give glory to your holy name. said! *3eep not. God of (braham%. scribes. why did he suffer this man to die. who has sent you into this world. )artha.* 'hen Jesus said again! *'a$e away the stone from the sepulchre. because the miracle of 2azarus was a great one. believe me that he shall rise before 6that day7. therefore # come to awa$e him. spo$e. But because he was powerful. but sleeps.clothes with the nap$in over his face. who raised the son of the widow %at Nain%. come forth<* 3hereupon he that was dead arose% and Jesus said to his disciples! *2oose him.* )ary returned 8uic$ly to announce to her sister )artha the coming of Jesus.Believe you not in me that # shall awa$en him-* )artha answered! *# $now that you are the holy one of God. with )ary.*Jesus said! *3hy then am # come hither.or he was bound in the grave. was listening to his words. and possessing with his sister )agdala and Bethany. )artha weeping said! *2ord. he stin$s. )artha%. Jesus. having heard from her sister )ary of the coming of Jesus.* (nd when every one had answered *(men. have mercy upon the affliction of these women. whereupon the multitude of Jews. # have but little time to remain with you. even as our fathers were accustomed to bury 6their dead7.
then. Behold. li$e 2azarus%. and held the cord in his hand% when the head wills the bird to fly away. has no other advantage over the dead and buried save this. (gainst such says God! .li$e a dumb dog.. and as much as you please. what does it. and converts him not.. come you to dwell here when you please. . but stands. since you are poor. friends weep when their friend is dead% for our God has so willed. the soul that sins. is it permitted to me to spea$ a word-* * pea$ a thousand. # am bound to listen to you ten times for every one that you have listened to me. your God.is as a sparrow freed from the snare of the fowler. (nd he who will not listen to another. through having no perception of God.'he soul of the sinner that shall perish because you have hidden my word. But let him weep without ceasing when he sins. every time that he shall spea$ he shall sin% seeing that .* #hapter 191 Jesus re&oiced when he heard this. but if the sinner shall repent he shall not die but live. for through my word they shall perceive God within them. then. + John%. saying! . (nd our life is li$e a cord whereby nature holds the soul bound to the body and the sense of man. who with his grace and mercy beautifies and 8uic$ens it. #hapter 190 *'hey that shall believe in me shall not die eternally. #f the body is horrible without its union with the soul. with all that he has given into my $eeping. it shall die.* John answered! *+ master. 3herefore he is a murderer who has power to help a poor man and when he helps him not the poor man dies of hunger% but a more grievous murderer is he who could by the word of God convert the sinner to penitence. seeing it separates itself from God. for love of God. and commands nature to open. . and therefore shall wor$ out their salvation. the true 2ife. and have a great number of disciples. 2et not. 3hat is death but an act which nature does by commandment of God. then. whereas goods cannot bring bac$ life to the dead.(s #.*?ou as$ me. into eternal life. *for &ust as a man is bound to dispense his goods in the service of God. having listened to an hundred thousand words of mine. . are now the scribes and "harisees who have the $ey and will not enter. and said! * ee now how good a thing it is to die< 2azarus has died once only.(ssuredly it commands naturally the hand to open% and so straightway the bird flies away.. for the servant of God will minister to you as much as shall be needful. that the buried 6body7 awaits God to raise it again. #n what condition. 3herefore. # will re8uire it at your hands. though it have the soul within it.+ur soul. for 6so7 the soul dies. 3herefore the present death is not death.. when man abides under the protection of God. this house belongs to God my creator. live eternally. 3herefore # bring to your mind the words of God spo$en to 9ze$iel %the prophet.(s it would be if one held a bird tied.. in order that men might learn to live. 3hen therefore God wills. 'ruly # say to you. the life is bro$en and the soul escapes in the hands of the angels whom God has ordained to receive souls. but rather the end of a long death! even as the body when separated from the sense in a swoon. but the unconscious waits for the sense to return. much more frightful is the soul without union with God.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God% whereupon 2azarus said! *2ord. 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. + unfaithful servant. no hinder them who would fain enter. as says the prophet David. as says 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. the present life that it is death. permission to spea$ one word.world.* answered Jesus. for the service of the poor.
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. but 2azarus will teach you how to die well.* 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! *?ou call me )aster. But how will you call 2azarus. which are truth. wherefore # say to you. why has not God granted this to men. and too$ the old a0e and struc$ him on the head. 'ell me.. as good living is vain if one die badly.#f # should see the other life. but have confessed also that # am not the )essiah. 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$s. by his mercy. which he ought entirely to forsa$e.. *# have given a good a0e to every man. when he spea$s of . wherewith one must wor$ with great toil. But the labourer forgot the a0e.* 6'hen Jesus said! 7 *(s # live eternally. .?ou shall have merit. in order that they might learn to $now themselves and their creator-* #hapter 197 Jesus answered! *'ell me. # would do good wor$s. # than$ you that you ma$e the truth to be prized% therefore will God give the great merit.or punishment was fitting for me. in so much that # shall only be tormented in another person. for that men have called me God% but since # have confessed.* said God. saying! .* 'hen said John! *+ master. he has received the gift of prophecy% listen therefore to his words.hall you accordingly be punished of God-* Jesus answered! *)ay it please God that # receive punish. and said! . and will cause a wic$ed one to suffer it in my name. truly # say to you. (nd so much the more ought you to listen to him. though time after time he see others die. whereas you said to Nicodemus that man merits nought but punishment.* 'hen said he who writes this! *+ master how spea$s 2azarus the truth in saying to you . therefore God has ta$en away the punishment from me.* aid 2azarus! *+ master.. seeing that God teaches you by my mouth.we ought to do to others that which we desire for ourselves. But he who forgets that he is mortal. so that the shame alone shall be mine. . that they should die once and return as 2azarus has done. what said the master. #s this true-* John answered! *#t is most true.'ruly he is here master of all the masters that teach doctrine in this world. John.(ssuredly he was wroth. and see$ you this a0e. # 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. *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.#f the master would give me an old a0e # should easily cut down the wood. and says.* said Jesus. But God has so loved me.. because # have not served him so faithfully as # was bound to do. my Barnabas.* *+ John%. that every punishment is withdrawn from me.ool and $nave< # gave you an a0e wherewith you might cut down the wood without toil. and you do well. and not do to others that which we do not desire to receive. and # will so smite him with death that he shall never more receive any good. men of God in this 3orld. which is the sight of the burial of one dead. not only that # am not God. and all that is cut is wasted and good for nought. offends his creator who has given him all. as is the truth.# desire you to cut down the wood in such wise that your wor$ shall be good. uch an one for the things of this world. # indeed have taught you how you ought to live well. 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. (s God lives. my fury shall be upon him.
* (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. singing! *Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of God% hosanna son of David<* Jesus having come into the city. singing! .Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of the 2ord God% hosanna.. wherefore when # shall be near to your house # will not ever go elsewhere. 6so7 Jesus said to his disciples! .# have merit. and. the men went forth with their children eager to see Jesus. for he preaches mercy. and accordingly they brought the ass and the colt.* 3herefore they came to Jesus and said! *)aster. and said! *Brother. could not 8uench a spar$ of the flames of hell. and found all that Jesus had told them. (nd it came to pass that. therefore. and if he condemn her it is contrary to his own doctrine.Cause them to hold their peace<* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. bearing in their hands branches of palm and olive. saying! * ee you not what these say.* #hapter *00 Jesus then turned to 2azarus. and so we have him as guilty.. we have found this woman in adultery.% for he would be condemned. when the men of Jerusalem heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming. 'hey still pressed for the answer. and Jesus rode 6on her7. the men spread out their garments under the feet of the ass.what God shall give to himself . Jesus lifted up himself (s and. wills to call merit in the presence of his mercy every good wor$ of his faithful servant. . 'he disciples went. in whose presence my soul stands. # have merit. not for love of me. if so many were to be found. said! *1e that is without sin among you. 'hey said among themselves! *#f he save her. by the great mercy wherewith God succours him. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. #hapter *01 Jesus having entered into the 'emple. God. # must needs for a short time abide in the world.* #t was near to the "assover of the Jews. yet a single tear of one who mourns at having offended God 8uenches the whole of hell. #hapter 199 God is so rich in mercy that the water of a thousand seas.3hy 6do7 you loose her-. pointing to the mirror with his finger. 'he "harisees rebu$ed Jesus. say to them! .?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. because you will minister to me. (nd he sent "eter and John to the city. son of David<. the scribes and "harisees brought to him a woman ta$en in adultery. the stones would cry out against the unbelief of malignant sinners. (nd let him loo$ to it that he say not. 'he disciples 6then7 placed their mantles upon the colt. and they will permit you to bring her. but for love of God. if men should hold their peace.. let him be . it is contrary to the 2aw of )oses. But of himself a man must beware of saying! . because God is pleased to grant his mercy to his servants when they confess that they merit hell for their sins. and wills him so to spea$ of his neighbour. )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..'he )aster has need 6of her7.2et us go to Jerusalem to eat the paschal lamb. saying! . he say! God will give me. having assembled themselves together. to confound atan and to display his own bounty. (nd if any one as$ you saying.
(ssuredly you would do so. Jesus said to them! *'ell me! if one of you had an hundred sheep. leaving Jesus with his disciples in peace. would you not lay it upon your shoulders and. $nowing that his hour was near. whose leprosy he 6had7 cleansed. then are you doubly righteous unrighteous.* #hapter *0* *'ell me.first to stone her. beginning from the eldest. 'he citizens had gathered together the sic$ to the house of imon and prayed Jesus for the healing of the sic$. and they went into the house of imon the leper. calling yourselves righteous. than by the righteous. hard.(s God lives. + #srael. + city of confusion. to the end that he may convert you to your heart. 'hen Jesus.* 'he scribes and "harisees answered! *3e are sinners. or by them whom the physician has healed of grievous sic$ness-* aid the "harisees to him! *(nd how shall he that is whole love the physician. by whom is the physician more loved! by them that have never had any sic$ness.(nd when you found it. for God has not sent me to condemn you. and seeing no one but the woman.* (nd again he stooped down.(s God lives.* 'hen Jesus said! *Blessed be God< Go your way in peace and sin no more. # weep over you. for they were ashamed to see their abominations. Now tell me. and should lose one of them.* (nd this they said tempting him% for the scribes and "harisees count it the greatest insult to be called sinners. . the scribes and "harisees being assembled. and with your tongue you say that you are sinners. 3herefore there is more re&oicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents than over ninety and nine righteous persons. inasmuch as our God is loved more by the sinner that repents.* 'hen. Jesus having lifted up himself. have forgotten all that # did upon 9gypt and upon "haraoh for love of you. for # have found the sheep which # had lost.* 'hen with vehemence of spirit Jesus spo$e. for whom he has made the world. as many as there be. wherefore God will have mercy on us. as a hen gathers her chic$ens under her wings. your own tongues condemn your pride. said! *Call the sic$.or if you have sinned and deny your sin.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. they are departed% and if you will pardon me as God lives. seeing this. because God is mighty and merciful to heal them. $nowing the great mercy of God upon him. and you may repent% but you. for you $now not your visitation% because # would fain have gathered you to the love of God your creator. shall our God love less man. where are they that condemned you-* 'he woman answered. # will sin no more. say to them! . saying! *(s God lives. . shaping the mirror.* Jesus weeping answered! *+ Jerusalem. would you not go to see$ it. )any times . + #srael.:e&oice with me. in whose presence my soul stands.. you are unrighteous% and if in your heart you hold yourselves righteous. 3here are the righteous in our time.or the righteous has not $nowledge of the mercy of God. having called together your neighbours. went out one by one. 'hen Jesus said! *# fear that you be righteous unrighteous. leaving the ninety and nine. # have sent to you my servant. and you would not< 3herefore God says thus to you #hapter *0+ + city. weeping! *2ord.* (ccordingly the scribes and "harisees hearing this were confounded and departed.* 'hey answered! *3e $now not that there be any other sic$ fol$ here in Jerusalem. great is the number of the righteous unrighteous% their condition being li$e to that of atan. even so there is &oy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents% because sinners ma$e $nown God*s mercy.hearted and perverse of mind. said! *3oman. 'he men.
live eternally. while every one remained in fear. alone remain unpunished by me. and will conduct you to the place where he shall be found% for to seize him in the city will be impossible without a sedition.*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance. who would fain ma$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. (nd in order that you may $now the truth. but # will give you all to famine. and a proverb among the nations. and # will betray into your hands Jesus. and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e. # will not pardon the children. (braham. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped. David. insomuch that you shall be for a fable.hall you. a derision. . But Judas was indignant. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house. eeing this.(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands.(ssuredly not. and Daniel my servants. then. wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations. Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$..* 9very one ate with fear. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. who assembled in a council of priests. and my indignation sleeps not. an army against you. immediately they were healed.. they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body.* Judas answered! *+ master.weep you that my servant may heal your body of sic$ness% and you see$ to slay my servant because he see$s to heal your soul of sin. . if Job. and # will give you all. saying! .* (nd having said this. # say to you. for the poor you shall have always with you. Jesus retired into the house.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might. and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said. and derision and the 'emple.* 'he high priest answered! *#f you will give him into our hand we will give the thirty pieces of gold and you shall see how well # will treat you. scribes.2et her be.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper. # will ma$e desolate with the city. # $now your heart! have patience. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. 1e went to find the high priest. wal$ing in my ways. hall you. and the disciples were sorrowful. #hapter *01aving said this. + sic$ fol$.* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. saying! *3hat will you give me. (s # live eternally. therefore. amuel. # will not pardon the old men or the widows. and having bro$en a vessel. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy.* . then. but me you shall not have always. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem.# will not remember her ini8uities any more.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas.(s God lives. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. o is my wrath abiding upon you. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! . should pray for this people. said God. poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus. in the name of God. with )oses. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me. the sword.
are different by reason of the wor$s of him who wor$s in the man. and have not respect to the priest of God. 9ven as a garment changes its name when it changes its owner. 3herefore. to ma$e yourself $ing of #srael. in whose presence my soul stands. saying! *'ell me. nor are you incorporate with that head wherein (braham was incorporate."erhaps it is the lie. Jesus answered! *3hat is that thing which you see$ to $now about the )essiah.'ruly the members of a body succour one another when they are united with the head. . instead of hating me as an enemy. in whose presence my soul stands. + Jesus. but # see$ to cast out the devil. # have not the devil at my bac$. he has the devil at his bac$.#hapter *01 3hen day was come.(ssuredly # will not tell you the lie. . that you are not God. so greatly did (braham love God. scribes. inasmuch as God our creator is 6God7 alone.or the hands of one body do not feel the pain of another body*s feet. nor son of God. wherefore do you not rebu$e me as a brother. if you were of that body wherein # am incorporate. reprove me.* #hapter *07 Jesus answered! *(s God lives. and # am God*s servant and desire to serve God*s )essenger whom you call )essiah. 1ear$en therefore to me. you would help me to wor$ according to my head. and "harisees made a circle round about Jesus.Beware lest some danger befall you<* Jesus answered! *#f # sought my own glory and desired my portion in this world. albeit they are all of one material. *#f # 4as # $now5 have sinned. # had not fled when the people of Nain would fain have made me $ing. although it is all the same cloth! so also men. #hapter *03 #f # wor$ ini8uity. because # am not of this world.* 'hen said the high priest! *3e want to $now a thing concerning the )essiah.or all that is written in the Boo$ of )oses is most true. and by the scribes 6and7 "harisees with all #srael! but because # tell you the truth you hate me and see$ to $ill me. he who fears and loves God his Creator has the feeling of mercy over them 6over7 whom God his head has mercy! and seeing that God wills not the death of the sinner. (s God lives.* aid the high priest! *'hen what boots it to come to the 'emple with so great a multitude of people. ma$ing him to run into every ini8uity. nor even the )essiah-* Jesus answered! *No. 3hereupon the high priest drew near. truly. and they that are cut off from the head give it no succour. but # see$ that God may be glorified. who has sent me into the world. (s God lives. that he not only bra$e in pieces the false idols and forsoo$ his father and mother. but if none can reprove me of sin it is a sign that you are not sons of (braham as you call yourselves.or if # had said the lie # had been adored by you. surely. perhaps. as God lives. that # see$ not anything in this world. # have not forgotten% for this is my confession which # shall bear before the &udgment seat of God on the day of &udgment. but was willing to slay his own son in obedience to God. but waits for each one to repent. Believe me. have you forgotten all that you did confess. for this cause the devil stirs up the world against me. and God will love you. . . and # will tell you who has the devil at his bac$. (s God lives.* aid the high priest! *Now we $now that you have the devil at your bac$% for you are a amaritan%.ee$ you. but that of the body in which they are united. Jesus went up to the 'emple with a great multitude of people. because you shall be doing his will.* (nd then the priests. he who wor$s after the will of the devil. who has put on him the bridle of his will and rules him at his pleasure.
and # do not see$ to slay you. 'he disciples and believers. the son of (braham was #shmael. saying! . that any one should call Jesus of Nazareth%. for 6then7 the angel Gabriel.ee you not that he has deceived the whole world with his diabolical art. saying! *2ord. to tarry there until this hatred of our priests be past% for # will minister to you what is necessary.or so it was that twice the :oman enate had sent a decree concerning Jesus! in one decree it was forbidden. wherefore the secret persecution was converted into an open one. with the elders of the people. )ary. what do we. therefore. (nd what shall # say.* (nd in such wise did the high priest spea$ at many forsoo$ Jesus. and against the )essiah. # pray you. Jesus answered! . prophet . insomuch that the high priest went in person to 1erod. with the angels )ichael. he would not blaspheme against God and against )oses 6his7 servant.. and has spo$en blasphemy against )oses and against the 2aw of God. and to the :oman governor. mother of Jesus. the angel Gabriel visited her and narrated to her the persecution of her son.ear not. was standing in prayer.2et us stone this impious fellow. brought him to her.. blinded with fury and hatred.* (nd this Jesus did. how by reason of him this holy 'emple has been polluted. # have a garden with a house beyond the broo$ Cedron. for God will provide for all. from whom must be descended the )essiah promised to (braham. and having bec$oned for silence with his hands he said!. and cried out! . 'hereupon was held a general council against Jesus. and @riel. see$ing her son. #hapter *09 (t this time. the prophet of the Jews. while the >irgin )ary. if he were an holy one and a prophet. and # cannot hold my peace. by 6the7 command of God. under capital sentence. for God will protect him from the world. too$ up stones to stone Jesus.. + God. Behold now.1e has blasphemed all our priesthood. 'ruly # say. wherefore tell us! 3ho was this son of (braham-.'he high priest answered! .'he zeal of your honour. for he is an #shmaelite.. her sister. if he be not removed from the world #srael will be polluted. through the great desire that they had to slay Jesus. they struc$ one another in such wise that there died a thousand men% and they polluted the holy 'emple. that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed. . on pain of death. *Brethren. if he be not a magician.'his # as$ of you. :afael. desiring only to have with him the twelve first called apostles. and of this they had false witnesses. and came to Jerusalem to the house of )ary alome. who saw Jesus go out of the 'emple 4for from them he was not hidden5. accusing Jesus that he desired to ma$e himself $ing of #srael. the high priest ascended on high. how did he vanish. )ary. forasmuch as the decree of the :omans made them afraid.(ssuredly. who is the hope of #srael. hearing this. go thither with some of your disciples. inflames me. 'hen was the high priest wroth. 3hereupon every scribe and "harisee. #hapter *10 3hen the confusion in the 'emple ceased by the departure of Jesus. that any one should contend concerning Jesus of Nazareth. followed him to the house of imon. (nd then. who vanished from their eyes and went out of the 'emple. 'hereupon Nicodemus came thither and counselled Jesus to go out of Jerusalem beyond the broo$ Cedron. and our God will give us to the nations. departed from Nazareth. weeping. (nd the multitude of disciples leave you here in the house of imon and in my house. 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.Now. wherefore truly # say to you. either God or on of God% in the other it forbade.
saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. send to us. on that day.of the Jews. comforted his disciples. ta$e them from the world. But # pray you to $eep them from evil. there was a great division among them. for this cause. because the re&oicing of the world is turned into weeping% but your sadness shall be turned into &oy and your &oy shall no one ta$e from you! for the re&oicing that the heart feels in God its creator not the whole world can ta$e away. have mercy upon them that you have given me. am servant of your servants. because he announces the salvation of the world. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world. for we will give you soldiers. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me. God of our fathers. for all things are yours.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus.or even as you are true God. so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. and save them from the world. *Now. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me. mighty and &ealous. ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. and to the governor. 3hen the world shall re&oice. 2ord God. .No. as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. saying! *2ord our God.* 'hen the governor feared the enate and made friends with 1erod 4for before this they had hated one another to death5. saying! *Beware lest through your favouring of that man this country be rebellious! for # will accuse you before Caesar %as a rebel. clay and dust. and against the lovers of the world. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. but rather enemies. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. be you sad. God of (braham%. prophet of #srael. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands. 2ord God. when they write that # am your son. the merciful. and. . God of #shmael %and #saac%. 'hereupon. 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. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. #hapter *11 Jesus. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. 3herefore. regardless of what he said. he prayed. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me. 'he high priest therefore spo$e that under pain of anathema none should spea$ a word in defence of Jesus% and he spo$e to 1erod. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem. . seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is.or #. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. # say not. assuredly.
and save not only them. 2ord. 2ord. and said! *Neither shall you come in my company on the day of &udgment. bowing his $nees an hundred times and prostrating himself upon his face. he said to him! *. wherefore. accordingly. Jesus retired into the garden to pray. that . saying with sorrow! *3ho shall be the traitor-* Judas then said! * hall it be #.* (nd having said this. suffer me to eat. in order that atan may not be able to do aught against them. 'he disciples were sad at these words. 2ord.. wherefore go and do that which you must do. because # have fulfilled your wor$. 3hereupon Jesus re&oiced in spirit. 2ord.*2ord God the aviour. saying! *Blessed be your holy name. # than$ you.. but every one that shall believe in them. he so spo$e. Judas answered! *2ord. he set himself to wash his disciples* feet. 1ave mercy on the world and send speedily your )essenger. but my hands and my head. according as his custom was to pray. + )aster-* Jesus answered! *?ou have told me who it shall be that shall betray me. Jesus saying to him again! *Do 8uic$ly that which you must do. for he shall fulfil all that our father David said of such an one. for as much as all the water of the sea will not wash him that believes me not. when Jesus said again! *'ruly # say to you. he too$ a towel and girded his loins. 'hen Jesus rose up.* said Jesus. my God. Jesus said! *# have washed you. but every one whom you have given me. grant to your servant to be in the congregation of your )essenger% on the Day of Judgment! and not me only. with all them that shall believe on me through their preaching. Jesus came to "eter. because he $new who was betraying him. 2ord. that one of you shall betray me. for whom you did create the world. which you have promised to bless by your )essenger.riend. *2ord God.* (nd having arisen. $nowing the place where Jesus was with his disciples. wherefore do you tarry. * 3hereupon the disciples loo$ed one upon another.* (nd turning to Judas. save them whom you have given me. *for # have greatly desired to eat this lamb before # am parted from you. announcing all that had been decreed by 1erod %with the governor and the high priest. + 2ord.* 3hen the disciples were washed and were seated at table to eat..)y time is near. for your own sa$e. that atan boast not himself against you.* (nd the eleven apostles heard it not. be mindful of all the tribes of the earth. (nd this do.* "eter answered! *3ash not only my feet.he shall fall into the pit which he had prepared for others. aid "eter%! *2ord. #hapter *1+ 'he day having come for eating the lamb. the devil came upon the bac$ of Judas%. great and merciful<* (nd they answered. went to the . desiring to depart from the world. weeping! * o be it. and he went forth from the house. but you shall $now hereafter. would you wash my feet-* Jesus answered! *'hat which # do you $now not now. insomuch that # shall be sold li$e a sheep% but woe to him. bountiful and rich in mercy. Nicodemus %sent the lamb secretly to the garden for Jesus and his disciples. 'he disciples thought that Jesus was sending Judas %to buy something for the day of the "assover%! but Jesus $new that Judas was betraying him.* 'his said Jesus. and # will go. 3hen the lamb was eaten. who by your providence provides all things necessary for your people #srael. Judas. because you have not separated me from the number of your servants that have been persecuted by the world and slain. Beginning from Judas%. all save Judas. for he believed nothing.* *2et us eat. that atan your enemy may lose his empire. Jesus said three times! * o be it.* "eter answered! *?ou shall never wash my feet.* #hapter *11aving gone forth from the house. yet are you not all clean. and having put water in a basin.
said! * ir. commanded Gabriel%. because he was in every way li$e to Jesus. . to ta$e Jesus out of the world. . *tell us. and we have bound you because we $now that you do refuse the $ingdom. and with torches and lanterns upon staves went out of Jerusalem. and by the council of the "harisees. prophet of the Nazarenes %4for so they called them who believed in Jesus5. and @riel%.'hirty pieces of gold. 'he holy angels came and too$ Jesus out by the window that loo$s toward the outh%. 'hey bare him and placed him in the third heaven in the company of angels blessing God for evermore. John %and "eter %followed the soldiers afar off% and they affirmed to him who writes that they saw all the e0amination that was made of Judas by the high priest. and with blows and $ic$s they began to flout Judas. that $now not me to be Judas #scariot<* (nd as he was saying this the soldiery entered. and they led him with fury into Jerusalem.or he truthfully denied that he was Jesus% and the soldiers. seeing the danger of his servant. this night will # give into your hand Jesus whom you see$% for he is alone with eleven companions. and sent a "harisee to the governor to fetch soldiers. his ministers. #hapter *10 3hen the soldiers with Judas drew near to the place where Jesus was. Jesus heard the approach of many people. not without derision. and to 1erod. fled as beside ourselves. . awo$e and fled. and laid their hands upon Judas. (nd he. are our master% have you now forgotten us-* (nd he. wherefore in fear he withdrew into the house. )ichael%. 3hereupon the wonderful God acted wonderfully. to ma$e me $ing<* 'hen the soldiers lost their patience. having awa$ened us. said! *Now are you foolish. and seeing the multitude of soldiers. and said! . and when a soldier seized him by the linen cloth he left the linen cloth and fled na$ed. #hapter *17 'he soldiers too$ Judas %and bound him. and answered! *?ou.1ow much do you see$-. 'he high priest answered! .high priest. and they gave a legion of them. 3hereupon we marvelled. insomuch that every one was filled with laughter. who were assembled to put Jesus to death. (nd the disciples were sleeping. who was it that smote you-* (nd they buffeted him and spat in his face. Judas said. . with arms and lanterns as 6against7 a robber% and you have bound me that have guided you.. :afael%. fear not. believing that he was really Jesus. moc$ing him. insomuch that Judas was so changed in speech and in face to be li$e Jesus that we believed him to be Jesus. (nd John. smiling. who was wrapped in a linen cloth. was see$ing where the )aster was.#f you will give me what was promised. and saved the eleven from evil. and that for fear of death he was feigning madness. for we are come to ma$e you $ing of #srael. 3hereupon Judas spo$e many words of madness. 'hen straightway the high priest counted to him the money.. 3e having heard Judas* saying. (nd the eleven were sleeping.* Judas answered! *Now have you lost your senses< ?ou are come to ta$e Jesus of Nazareth%. 'hen God. #hapter *11 Judas entered impetuously before all into the chamber whence Jesus had been ta$en up. 3hereupon the scribes bound his eyes with a bandage. and moc$ing him said! *Jesus. 2ord. because they feared the people% wherefore they too$ their arms.or God heard the prayer of Jesus.
* 'he governor answered 4thin$ing that he wished to spea$ concerning the 2aw5! *Now $now you not that # am not a Jew. by what are # $now not. you have deceived all #srael. 'he high priest caused Judas %to be brought before him bound. and by his are has so transformed me. 'he high priest then ad&ured him by the living God of #srael that he would tell him the truth.* (ccordingly .* you shall not escape it<* (nd having said this he commanded his servants to smite him with buffetings and $ic$s. with the scribes and "harisees.or # have power to set you free and to put you to death.* said the governor. and it were impious to slay a madman. who is a magician. . believing him to be Jesus! and they found not that which they sought. (nd why say # that the chief priests believed Judas to be Jesus.* Judas answered! * ir. you shall do a great wrong. for we $now him% for if he were not the malefactor we would not have given him into your hands. assuredly he has lost his understanding. wherefore # may do what is &ust. insomuch that the sorrow of every one was incredible. But the chief priests and "harisees and elders of the people had their hearts so e0asperated against Jesus that. said! *1e is a Galilean. cried out with shouts. and spo$e to him. they too$ delight in seeing him so treated. he who writes forgot all that Jesus had said! how that he should be ta$en up from the world. 3hereupon he.or they zealously devised new inventions to give pleasure to the council. *that he is not Jesus. (fterwards they led him bound to the governor. . so ta$e you him to 1erod. Judas answered! *#f # tell you the truth. so that he sought to set him at liberty. 3herefore.but the 4chief5 priests and the elders of your people have given you into my hand% wherefore tell us the truth. Nor is he mad% but rather malignant. beginning from Galilee% even to Jerusalem here. at least. it were a great wrong to $ill him. with your doctrine and false miracles! and now thin$ you to flee the merited punishment that befits you by feigning to be mad(s God lives. for you shall slay an innocent person% seeing that # am Judas %#scariot. in order to rid himself of such a case. But if he is Jesus and denies that he is. with his $insfol$ and friends. 3hereupon Judas. for with this device he see$s to escape from our hands. 'he governor therefore went out. and smiling said! *#n the one case.* "ilate 4of such was the governor*s name5.No all the disciples. Judas answered! *# have told you that # am Judas #scariot. as though beside himself. and he says that Jesus the Galilean has by his are magic so transformed him. and as$ed him of his disciples and his doctrine. so that his understanding might come bac$ into his head. the poor >irgin mother of Jesus. and 1erod is $ing of Galilee! wherefore it pertains not to me to &udge such a case. if you put me to death. you will not believe me% for perhaps you are deceived as the 4chief5 priests and the "harisees are deceived. and the sedition that he would stir up if he should escape would be worse than the former. and that he should suffer in a third person.* 'hen the chief priests and elders of the people. who promised to give into your hands Jesus the Nazarene% and you. who secretly loved Jesus. 'he derision which he then suffered at the hands of the high priest*s servants is past belief. saying! *1e is Jesus of Nazareth%.3hen it was morning there assembled the great council of scribes and elders of the people% and the high priest with the "harisees sought false witness against Judas. if this be true. thin$ing that Judas was Jesus. (s God lives. but rather of compassion.* 'he high priest answered! *+ perverse seducer. for you will have it by every means that # am Jesus. and that he should not die until near the end of the world. but a certain Judas who guided the soldiery to ta$e Jesus. and not Jesus. and so treated him with hands and feet that it would have moved the very Canaanites to compassion if they had beheld that sight. believing Judas to be really Jesus. believe me. are beside yourselves. this man is not worthy of death. believed it% and more. made him enter into his chamber. as$ing him for what cause the chief priests and the people had given him into his hands. o they attired him as a &uggler. believed it. seeing that he were innocent. 3herefore he went with the mother of Jesus and with John to the cross.* 3hen he heard this the governor marvelled greatly.* *'his man says. with him who writes. answered nothing to the point.
'hereupon. bowing down in moc$ery. went with the mother of Jesus% to Nazareth%. li$e those of gold and precious stones which $ings wear on their heads. where they used to hang malefactors. spreading a report that Jesus was risen again% whence great confusion arose. putting in his hand a reed for sceptre%. living after the manner of the unclean Gentiles. and there they crucified him na$ed%. and sent him bac$ to "ilate. 'hose disciples who did not fear God went by night 6and7 stole the body of Judas and hid it. reserved Judas for the cross. such as new $ings are accustomed to give% and receiving nothing they smote Judas. 'he high priest then commanded. seeing that Judas died not by the scourges. in moc$ery they clad him in an old purple garment%. for the greater ignominy.they led Judas to 1erod. 1erod as$ed him of many things. But God. how are you crowned. and were not only present at the death of Judas. . the face. But Jesus had never been willing to go to his house. with John and James his brother. and they made him sit in a high place. who of a long time had desired that Jesus should go to his house. in order that he also might gain some money. (nd they held out their hands to receive gifts. 3hereupon. But they that stood firm in the doctrine of Jesus were so encompassed with sorrow. that no one should tal$ of Jesus of Nazareth%. o they led him to )ount Calvary. because the chief priests and scribes and the "harisees had given him a good 8uantity of money. why have you forsa$en me. 3hereupon they condemned two robbers with him to the death of the cross. foolish $ing. saying to him. (nd this crown of thorns they placed upon Judas* head. 3hereupon he caused him to be scourged by his slaves. because 1erod was a Gentile. believing that Jesus had been a false prophet. and buried him in the new sepulchre of Joseph% having wrapped him up in an hundred pounds of precious ointments. seeing the malefactor has escaped and # die un&ustly-* A'ruly # say that the voice. in order that he might suffer that horrible death to which he had sold another. but by means of Nicodemus and Joseph of (barimathia% they obtained from the governor the body of Judas to bury it. if you will not pay your soldiers and servants-* A'he chief priests with the scribes and "harisees. AJudas truly did nothing else but cry out! *God. and fearing lest "ilate should set him at liberty. with all his court. 'hen 1erod moc$ed him. and adored the false and lying gods. who were paid by the scribes to slay him under the scourges. seeing him die who was entirely li$e to Jesus. who having received it gave Judas to the scribes and "harisees as guilty to death. saying! *Now. and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did! for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world% for that at that time he should be ta$en away from the world. (nd the soldiers came before him. saying! *#t is fitting to our new $ing to clothe him and crown him*! so they gathered thorns and made a crown. that they remembered not what Jesus had said. who had decreed the issue. and the person of Judas were so li$e to Jesus. #hapter *13 'hen returned each man to his house. notwithstanding that the soldiers scourged him so grievously that his body rained blood. saluting him as /ing of the Jews. feigned that he desired to set Judas at liberty. they too$ him down from the cross with such weeping as assuredly no one would believe. that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus% wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus. to which Judas gave answers not to the purpose. 1e who writes. *Do not fail in &ustice to the people of #srael<* A (nd this 1erod wrote. (nd so in company with the mother of Jesus they went to )ount Calvary. and caused him to be clad in white as the fools are clad%. Now when Judas had been led thither. 'he governor having heard that this was so from a servant of 1erod. weeping continually. denying that he was Jesus. under pain of anathema%. 1e did not suffer Judas to die under the scourges. made a gift of money to the governor.
wherefore has . the >irgin. to bear Jesus into his mother*s house. o the angels that were guardians of )ary ascended to the third heaven%. is it lawful for me to 8uestion you now. 'hen the four angels narrated to the >irgin how God had sent for Jesus. insomuch that through fear every one again fell down as dead. 3hereupon. who feared God. for they altogether believed that Jesus was dead. that he might suffer the punishment to which he had sold another. and James and John.* 'hey remained every one for a long time beside himself at the presence of Jesus. 'hen the merciful God commanded his four favourite angels. my son. 'hen the >irgin. with the mother of Jesus. where Jesus was in the company of angels. were consumed. and had transformed Judas. saying! *'hese are the ministers of God! Gabriel. albeit she $new the decree of the high priest to be un&ust. saying! *. mother. 3herefore Jesus prayed God that he would give him power to see his mother and his disciples. we..* #hapter **0 Jesus replied. :afael%.or every one that loves you has been as dead. on that day on which the decree of the high priest went forth. seeing that God is merciful. 3hereupon. and give testimony how the matter had passed. and John and James and "eter. their fellow citizen. and many were stoned and many beaten. he that writes% prayed the mother of Jesus% that she would be pleased to leave off weeping. said! *'ell me. (nd having lifted up each one. and 2azarus. having given you power to raise the dead. embracing his mother! *Believe me.* (nd having said this he prayed the four angels that they would manifest themselves. and the desire to see him risen again. suffering him only to be seen by them that believed in his doctrine. '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. and to the shame of your doctrine. surrounded with splendour. having died on the cross was risen again. and @riel.(nd so there arose a great persecution. wherefore God. and )artha and )ary )agdalen.* #hapter *19 'he >irgin returned to Jerusalem with him who writes. who will call every one to the &udgment of God at the last day. he comforted them. Barnabas. commanded those who dwelt with her to forget her son. Gabriel. through fear they fell as dead. to the shame of your $insfol$ and friends. (nd Jesus lifted up his mother and the others from the ground. because her son was risen again. in order that they might be seen and heard to spea$ by his mother and her companions. and # will answer you. # shall die content when # have seen him. weeping. and recounted all to him.ear not. 'hereupon the angels manifested themselves li$e four shining suns. 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. as it was lawful for me when you dwelt with us-* Jesus answered! *(s$ what you please.* 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. who fights against God*s enemies% :afael. weeping. 'hen Jesus gave four linen cloths to the angels that they might cover themselves. for # am alive and not dead. because they could not hold their peace on such a matter. and many banished from the land. suffered you to die. for truly # say to you that # have not been dead at all% for God has reserved me till near the end of the world. to the room where abode )ary the >irgin with her two sisters. who are )ichael. for # am Jesus% and weep not. who receives the souls of them that die% and @riel. 1earing this. 3hereupon. 'he news reached Nazareth how that Jesus. and him who writes. and there $eep watch over him for three days continually. Jesus came. said! *2et us go to Jerusalem to find my son. who announces God*s secrets% )ichael. the >irgin )ary.
# am your master. :est in God who created you and me. + )aster% but # do not $now what happened to Judas. 'hen answered he who writes! . +thers preached. and .# will do so. saying! .. #hapter *** (fter Jesus had departed. and the truth.Barnabas. Jesus said! *?ou are &ust. he prayed God for the salvation of the faithful. see that by all means you write my gospel concerning all that has happened through my dwelling in the world. the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief. was persecuted. (nd then Jesus commanded us to call his faithful disciples 6so7 that they might see him. and the conversion of sinners and 6then7. because to you only belongs honour and glory without end. who are an holy one of God..1ere are John and "eter who saw everything. + 2ord our God. however small it be. but rose again. o James and John called together the seven disciples with Nicodemus and Joseph. for # did not see it. that every sin. at midday Jesus came with a great multitude of angels who were praising God! and the splendour of his face made them greatly afraid and they fell with their faces to the ground. when he shall come. o they all went there e0cept twenty. who for fear had fled to Damascus. (nd he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again. (nd though # have been innocent in the world. Barnabas.or certain evil men. seeing that God is offended at sin.Go to the )ount of +lives with my mother.two disciples. who. that . ma$ing us to believe that you were dead.. saying! . 'ruly # say to you. in order that the faithful may be undeceived. (nd having said this. and they will tell you all that has passed. he embraced his mother. on of God. .two.)ay God*s grace and mercy be with you. God punishes with great punishment. since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love. +thers preached that he really died. of all things that you have heard and seen. saying! . pretending to be disciples. on you has God suffered to fall the calumny that you were slain amongst robbers %on the )ount Calvary-* Jesus answered! *Believe me. and yet preach. as it always is. the disciples scattered through the different parts of #srael and of the world. (nd write in a similar manner that which has befallen Judas. and they ate with Jesus.* #hapter **1 Jesus turned himself to him who writes.Do not be afraid. ma$ing all men to believe that # died upon the cross.. hated of atan..Do you hold me and God for liars. Beware. and you will see who shall bear me up. and saying! .and your mother has so wept for you that she has been near to death% and you. shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God*s 2aw."eace be to you.# said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world. (nd having said this. preached that Jesus died and rose not again.he so tormented us. by falsehood. in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell.. (nd this moc$ing shall continue until the advent of )uhammad%. Jesus answered! . has willed that # be moc$ed of men in this world by the death of Judas%. God. 'he third day Jesus said! . (nd as they all stood in prayer. and throughout the world. he turned to his disciples... my mother..God. comforting them. in order that # be not moc$ed of the demons on the day of &udgment. and every one may believe the truth. and many others of the seventy.. 3herefore. his prayer ended. and said! . Be my witnesses in #srael. # did not die% it was Judas the traitor. But Jesus lifted them up. for atan will ma$e every effort to deceive you. 1aving thus spo$en. the )essenger %of God.five of the seventy. since men have called me . 'hen before their eyes the four angels carried him up into heaven. for there # will ascend again to heaven. if God wills.
(men. as much as # have written . we preach to those that fear God.Jesus is the on of God. 49< O5 T74 GO=>4L . But we . among whom is "aul deceived. that they may be saved in the last day of God*s Judgment.
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