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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
while sleeping. guided by the star. (nd so they circumcised the child. )ary and Joseph perceived that the child must needs be for the salvation and ruin of many. three magi in the parts of the east were observing the stars of heaven. 'he magi therefore went thither. $ith the $arning of !esus gi'en to the/ in a drea/. and entering the dwelling found the child with his mother. and their return to their o$n "ountr%. art not little among the princes of Judah! for out of thee shall come forth a leader. announcing all that they had seen in Judaea. and having arrived at Jerusalem they as$ed where was born the /ing of the Jews. they came to Judaea. who shall lead my people #srael. with silver and gold. #hapter 7 The 'isitation of !esus b% /agi. 'he magi therefore departed out of Jerusalem. $ing of Judaea. and all the city was troubled.* (nd this he spa$e deceitfully. the star which appeared to them in the east went before them. wherefore they wished with gifts to worship this new /ing manifested by his star. (nd the magi presented unto him spices. and. because # also would fain come and worship him. (nd so having come to Bethlehem. /a2e obeisan"e to hi/ and gifts. Bethlehem. and bending down they did obeisance to him. when Jesus was born. 3herefore they feared God. and lo. 'hen said 1erod! *Go to Bethlehem and search out with all diligence concerning the child% and when ye have found him. 1erod therefore called together the priests and the scribes. recounting to the virgin all that they had seen.* 1erod accordingly called together the magi and as$ed them concerning their coming! who answered that they had seen a star in the east. finding !esus. as it is written in the boo$ of )oses. outside the city. 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. 3hereupon appeared to them a star of great brightness.3hen the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the 2ord. they saw the star standing still above the inn where Jesus was born. come and tell it to me. and gave him the name Jesus. as the angel of the 2ord had said before he was conceived in the womb. (nd when 1erod heard this he was affrighted. which had guided them thither. which went before them. and $ept the child with fear of God. they were warned by the child not to go to 1erod! so departing by another way they returned to their own home. #hapter 1 Three )agi are led b% a star in the east to !udaea. they too$ the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. #hapter 3 . 3hereupon. wherefore having concluded among themselves. eeing the star the magi were filled with gladness. #n the reign of 1erod.
because they thought that he was returned home with their $insfol$. and there they abode until the death of 1erod! who.* #hapter 9 !esus. believing himself derided of the magi. saying! *2amentation and great weeping are there in :amah% :achel lamenteth for her sons. saying! *(rise up 8uic$ly. . a boo$. . #hapter 10 Jesus having come to the age of thirty years. went up to )ount +lives with his mother to gather olives. saying! . in the midst of the doctors. Barnabas. with mercy . )ary therefore returned with Joseph to Jerusalem. which descended into the heart of Jesus.!esus is "arried in flight to 4g%pt. who were saying! *Blessed be God. behold the angel of the 2ord appeared in a dream to Joseph. disputing with them concerning the law. 'he soldiers therefore came and slew all the children that were there. seeing he is so small and hath not learned to read-* )ary reproved him. Joseph arose with great fear. he went into Galilee. he'ing returned to !udaea. as 1erod had commanded them. fearing to remain in Judaea% and they went to dwell at Nazareth. having lost Jesus. . and herod /assa"res the inno"ent "hildren. ha'ing "o/e to the age of t$el'e %ears. as he himself said unto me. for they are dead that willed the death of the child. 3hen 1erod was dead. Jesus. But behold while Joseph was sleeping there appeared to him the angel of the 2ord. to worship there according to the law of the 2ord written in the boo$ of )oses. went up with )ary and Joseph to Jerusalem. son of 1erod. that # $now every prophet with every prophecy.born children in Bethlehem.* Joseph therefore too$ the child with )ary 4he having come to the age of seven years5. and was sub&ect to them with humility and reverence. 3hen their prayers were ended they departed. saying! * on.* . was reigning in Judaea. but consolation is not given her because they are not. sent his soldiers to slay all the new. hearing that (rchelaus. (nd every one was amazed at his 8uestions and answers. saying! *:eturn into Judaea.* 'he angel Gabriel presented to him as it were a shining mirror. 1erod seeing that the magi did not return.1ow can there be such doctrine in him. 'hen at midday as he was praying.* 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. having come to the age of twelve years. 'he child grew in grace and wisdom before God and before men.Behold # and thy father have sought thee for three days sorrowing.* he was surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light and by an infinite multitude of angels. in which he had $nowledge of what God hath done and what hath said and what God willeth insomuch that everything was laid bare and open to him% as he said unto me! *Believe. when he came to these words! *2ord. 3hereby were fulfilled the words of the prophet. what hast thou done to us. see$ing Jesus among $insfol$ and neighbours. and too$ )ary with the child. and ta$e the child with his mother and go into 9gypt for 1erod willeth to slay him*. holds a $ondrous disputation $ith do"tors. 'he third day they found the child in the temple. and they went into 9gypt. and came to Judaea% whence. insomuch that whatever # say the whole bath come forth from that boo$. believed himself moc$ed of them% whereupon he determined to put to death the child that was born.
touching the sic$ man with his hands in the name of God! *+ brother. that he was healed. that # should do unto thee-* 'he leper answered! *2ord. Jesus prayed him. thou son of David. 'he whole city of Jerusalem was moved by these words. have mercy on me. and that he could not any longer abide with her to serve her. who created the splendour of all the saints and prophets before all things to send him for the salvation of the world. give me health. Blessed be the holy name of God. saying! . and entered with Jesus into Jerusalem. saying! *'hou art foolish% pray to God who created thee. #hapter 1* 5irst ser/on of !esus deli'ered to the people& $onderful in do"trine "on"erning the na/e of God.Jesus.* 'hen. 'herefore with tears he prayed him.Before 2ucifer in the brightness of the saints # created thee. having heard this. saying% *Jesus. 3herefore pray thou to God. he opened his mouth. 'herefore the priests besought Jesus. having said this. saying! *'his people desireth to see thee and hear thee% therefore ascend to the pinnacle. wherefore they all ran together to the temple to see Jesus. )ary answered! * on. #hapter 11 !esus )ira"ulousl% healeth a leper.* 'hen Jesus. 2ord. but an holy one of the 2ord.* Jesus answered! *3hat wilt thou.. telling her that he needs must suffer great persecution for the honour of God. and if God give thee a word spea$ it in the name of the 2ord. the leper with a loud voice cried out! *Come hither. he said. met a leper. so that they could scarce be contained there. Jesus departed therefore that day from his mother to attend to his prophetic office. hold thy peace and say nothing. and goeth into !erusale/. and $nowing that he was a prophet sent to the house of #srael. insomuch that the flesh of the leper was left unto him li$e that of a child. as thou art. 3hereupon. eeing which namely.* 'hen ascended Jesus to the place whence the scribes were wont to spea$. Blessed . who by divine inspiration $new Jesus to be a prophet. as he spo$e by his servant David. saying! *Blessed be the holy name of God. revealed all to )ary his mother.* but the more he prayed him the more he cried out. (nd having bec$oned with the hand for silence. who had entered therein to pray. art a man. having received this vision. who of his goodness and mercy willed to create his creatures that they might glorify him. said! *2ord God (lmighty. ere thou west born all was announced to me% wherefore blessed be the holy name of God.* 'he leper answered! *# $now that thou. saying! *Brother. recounting that which God through Jesus had done unto the leper. sighing. and he will give thee health% for # am a man. Jesus descending from the mountain to come into Jerusalem. saying! *Behold the prophet< behold the holy one of God<* (t which words many that were going out of Jerusalem ran bac$. to receive the prophet whom God sendeth unto thee*. and he will give me health. for the love of thy holy prophets give health to this sic$ man. brother. receive thy health<* (nd when he had said this the leprosy was cleansed.* Jesus reproved him. #srael.
'hen by his servant )oses he gave us his holy law. and save me from their snares. first parents of the human race. and doctors. saying! *. thy servant% therefore. Blessed be the holy name of God who &ust punished Cain the fratricide. in the morning Jesus praying said! *+2ord. who with mercy loo$ed upon his creatures. which endureth for ever. and the priests are minded to $ill me. and gave themselves only to vanity% he rebu$ed the priests for their negligence in God*s service and for their worldly greed% he rebu$ed the scribes because they preached vain doctrine. (nd in such wise did Jesus spea$ to the people. Blessed be the holy name of God. in mercy hear the prayers of the servant. Jesus having in spirit perceived the desire of the priests. Jesus raised his hands to the 2ord God and prayed. who created man out of the clay of the earth. scattered the enemies of his people. 2ord. and what shall # give thee. what do we to. scourged 9gypt. sent the deluge upon the earth. + 2ord. who created the angels that they might serve him. that they might wal$ in truth and righteousness before him% who delivered his servants from every evil. and therefore sent them his holy prophets. who drove man out of paradise for having transgressed his holy precept. that atan should not deceive us! and he e0alted us above all other peoples. and forsoo$ the law of God% he rebu$ed the doctors because they made the law of God of none effect through their traditions. crying mercy. and spea$ thy word% for thy word is truth. saying! *+ great 2ord God. brethren. that all wept. (nd blessed be God. *But. # $now that the scribes hate me. Jesus descended from the temple% and that day he departed from Jerusalem. who would not reverence him whom God willeth to be reverenced. with many that followed him.be the holy name of God.* Jesus fell with his face to the ground. for a thousand thousand who dwell above the heaven guard thy garments.* 3hen Jesus had spo$en these words.ear not. that # thy servant see$ thee alone. and the $onderful "o/fort of the angel Gabriel. who on that day conceived hatred against Jesus for having thus spo$en against the priests. how great is thy mercy upon me.* 'he prayer being ended.day. chastised the unbelievers and punished the impenitent. + 2ord. who had received him as a prophet of God. Jesus. for thou art my salvation. Blessed be the holy name of God. 2ord God almighty and merciful. and the world shall be near its end. ome days having passed. #hapter 1+ The re/ar2able fear of !esus and his pra%er. from the least to the greatest. that we be not punished for our sins-* (nd then Jesus with greatest vehemence rebu$ed the people for that they had forgotten the word of God. + Jesus. and gave them this land. Blessed be the holy name of God. so be it. but for fear of the people. and the people weeping said! * o be it. 2ord. behold there came to him the angel Gabriel. as he promised to our father (braham and to his son for ever. (nd the priests spo$e evil of Jesus among themselves. (nd having passed the whole night in prayer. scribes. burned up three wic$ed cities. and set him over his wor$s. Blessed be the holy name of God. overwhelmed "haraoh in the :ed ea. for all that thou hast granted me-* 'he angel Gabriel answered! *(rise. and remember . who with mercy loo$ed upon the tears of (dam and 9ve. (nd they meditated upon his death. ascended the )ount of +lives to pray. they spo$e no word. 'hou $nowest. and beseeching Jesus that he would pray of them% save only their priests and leaders. who punished and reprobated atan and his followers. and thou shalt not die till everything be fulfilled.
Jesus. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. went up into the mountain. Jesus. praising and blessing God. having seen the whole matter. Jesus answered! *3illingly. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage. who was slain upon the cross. whom he called apostles. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered.begotten son #shmael. a true prophet sent to us from God<* . for they touched the heart. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need. servant of God.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me. atan having departed. wine. Jesus therefore went. !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles.fter the fast of fort% da%s. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. Jesus said! *. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* . to fulfil the word of God. and as they were feasting the wine ran short. and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. not eating anything day nor night. turning the $ater into $ine.or he $new nothing of all that Jesus had done. #hapter 1. saying! *'hey have no wine. + Jesus. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God. at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. but where shall # find the lamb. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. 'hen appeared atan unto him. with )atthew the publican. for he hath made of water. who wrote this. but were with power. and tempted him in many words. who is glorious for ever.ill these vessels with water. having returned to the region of Jerusalem.* 'he servants did so. which Jesus offered in sacrifice.(braham. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. 'he servants answered! *+ sir. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus. rose from the table and paid him reverence. but he stole the tenth part of everything. 1is mother accosted Jesus. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. among whom is Judas. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. and the $nife not being able to cut his son. Jesus descended from the mount. seeing # have no money. and Judas #scariot the traitor. and abode all night in prayer. mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. and it is not lawful to steal it-* 'hereupon the angel Gabriel showed unto him a sheep. and fasted forty days and forty nights. fishermen% Barnabas. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God. there is here a holy man of God. and chose twelve.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies.
saying! . 1e ought to have been mindful of the poor. even so ought ye to become new men. and visiteth the house of Judah with love. >erily # say unto you. wretched ban< for that night he died. or . who hath mercy upon #srael.# will pull down my barns because they are small. but rather persecution and loss. and to have made himself friends with the alms of unrighteous riches of this world% for they bring treasures in the $ingdom of heaven. *'ell me. and # will build new and greater ones! therefore thou shalt triumph my soul<. for they shall abound in the delights of the $ingdom of God. for they shall be comforted. +h. which God our 2ord clotheth and nourisheth with greater glory than all the glory of olomon. ye receive it bac$ an hundred. But the rich of the world in their prosperity are hungry and perish. they being si0 hundred and forty thousand men. and malignity. 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. 'here was a rich man whose incomings increased. blessed are they that eat at the table of God. 3herefore serve God and despise the world. and he should give unto you tenfold and twentyfold. if ye should give your money into the ban$ to a publican.3ho shall give us to eat-. would ye not give to such a man everything that ye hadBut # say unto you. if ye will contain the new doctrine that shall come out of my mouth. *?e are &ourneying as pilgrims. ee then how much ye ought to be content to serve God. that heaven and earth shall fail. and did not suffer their clothing to wa0 old or perish. and many returned to their heart. verily. . yet shall not fail his mercy unto them that fear him. that whatsoever ye shall give and shall forsa$e for love of God. 9ven so # tell you in truth that ye cannot serve God and the world for the world lieth in falsehood. But behold the flowers and the trees. that even as a man cannot see with his eyes the heaven and the earth at one and the same time. so it is impossible to love God and the world. besides women and children. >erily # say unto you.* #hapter 11 . for the angels shall minister unto them. ?e cannot therefore find rest in the world. (nd forasmuch as new wine is put into new vessels.3ho shall clothe us-. + my soul. 'his now should be an e0ample unto you% and if ye desire another e0ample # will give it you. . the other will hate you. saying! *Great are the benefits which God bath bestowed on us wherefore it is necessary that we should serve him with truth of heart. in order that ye may do all that # tell you. for from me ye shall find rest for your souls. and life everlasting.(ssuredly not! but he beareth things light and prized for their usefulness and convenience upon the road. *No man can in any wise serve two masters that are at enmity one with the other! for if the one shall love you. *Blessed are the poor who truly hate the delights of the world. (nd he is able to nourish you.fold. # pray you. and he said. blessed are they that mourn this earthly life.onderful tea"hing gi'ing b% !esus to his apostles "on"erning "on'ersion fro/ the e'il life. and when he had sat down there his disciples came near unto him% and he opened his mouth and taught them. and blessed be his holy name. with the birds. saying! *"raised be God. +ne day Jesus called together his disciples and went up on to the mountain. covetousness. *>erily.3hat shall # do.'hen his disciples believed on him. *3eigh not down your hearts with earthly desires. *>erily. Doth the pilgrim encumber himself with palaces and fields and other earthly matters upon the way. 1ear my words for # spea$ unto you in truth.
therefore he eateth not.# am that which # am. But after me shall come the plendour of all the prophets and holy ones. for that he is incorporeal.* #hapter 13 7ere is sho$n forth the perse"ution of the ser'ants of God b% the $orld. but we desire. 3hen Jesus had said this. however. Jesus said! *?e have not chosen me. Jesus answered! *"hilip. wal$eth not. and said! *1ave mercy. have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city. but to the sense. wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter. and seven thousand sons of prophets who were hidden by the captain of (hab*s host. but # have chosen you. +h. contrary to the prophecies of the true prophets of God! wherefore God is wrath with the house of #srael and with this faithless generation. #n short. nor brethren. and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy covenant.#hapter 17 6n this "hapter is "learl% per"ei'ed the unbelief of #hristians. then. 1e hath no father nor mother% he hath no sons. whom God hath sent into the world. 1e is so good that he loveth goodness only% he is so &ust that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. even as in the time of 9li&ah ten thousand prophets were slain by Jezebel. that ye may be my disciples. immaterial. "hilip. #f then the world shall hate you.* "hilip answered! *)aster. hath he no sons-* Jesus answered! *'here are written in the prophets many parables. and God said to )oses his servant! . and God8s prote"tion sa'ing the/. + God. . (nd because God hath no body. for #saiah the prophet said! .. and the true faith of )u/in. but to everything hath he given a beginning. but abideth eternally without human similitude. 1e hath had no beginning. + 2ord our God<* Jesus said! *>erily # say unto you. 1aving said this. + 2ord God% and loo$ with pity upon (braham and upon his seed. uncompounded. ye shall be truly my disciples% for the world hath been ever an enemy of servants of God. the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies. and shall shed light upon the dar$ness of all that the prophets have said. nor will he ever have an end. :emember 6the7 holy prophets that have been slain by the world.* Jesus answered! * o be it. sleepeth not.#t is surely written in #saiah that God is our father% how. to $now God. in order that they may serve thee with truth of heart. that $nowest not God< .four thousand. that are one hundred and forty. dieth not. 1e alone hath no e8ual. because he is the messenger of God* (nd having said this. # say unto thee. 2ord God of our fathers.* 1is disciples wept at these words. insomuch that scarcely did poor 9li&ah escape. and to everything shall he give an end. what sayest thou. "hilip answered! *3e are content to serve God. 1is disciples answered! * o be it. unrighteous world.. nor companions. have spo$en dar$ly. moveth not.ear . of the most simple substance. that here on earth thou canst not see him nor $now him perfectly% but in his $ingdom thou shalt see him for ever! wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory.>erily thou art a hidden God.or all the prophets. Jesus sighed and said! *1ave mercy on #srael. God is a good without which there is naught good% God is a being without which there is naught that is% God is a life without which there is naught that liveth% so great that he filleth all and is everywhere.
Jesus came down from the mountain with his disciples. and pray God for them that hate you. Be ye sure that God hateth the pomps and lusts of the world. and therefore hate ye the world. . and his disciples said! *(men. who causeth the sun to come upon the good and evil. because in him is not the divine feeling. and. and li$ewise the rain. and met ten lepers. 'herefore if one shall give you a blow on one side of the face. have more care of the birds than of man. have mercy on us<* Jesus called them near to him. Beware.not therefore ye. but rather with good. for whose sa$e he hath created everything. not to will or to love a thing that is displeasing to God. but yet an holy one of God and a prophet of the 2ord% wherefore pray thou to God. for # your God am holy% be ye pure. but it feareth to be revealed. :ender not evil for evil. son of David.Be not sore grieved.* (t his words the chosen were comforted. for # am pure% and be ye perfect. but consider how that God is greater than you% who is in such wise scorned by the world that his wisdom is counted madness #f God endureth the world with patience.* 'he disciples were sore grieved at this word% whereupon he who writeth secretly 8uestioned Jesus with tears. so be it.* (nd having said this Jesus sighed.or if it feared not to have its wic$edness revealed it would not hate you. perchance.Give us health-.* 1aving finished his devotions. #f ye shall see your words scorned by the world lay it not to heart. giving testimony against the twelve tribes of #srael. for # am perfect. because # tell you the truth. ee ye not me to be a man li$e yourselves. healeth ten lepers. while ta$ing care of the birds< (nd why spea$ # of the birds. >erily # say unto you that the servant studieth to please his master. Call unto our God that hath created you! and he that is almighty and merciful will heal you. who from afar off cried out! *Jesus.(ssuredly not. and so he putteth not on any garment that is displeasing to his master. behold we have felt all to follow thee. saying! *. and shall # then become reprobate-* Jesus answered! .#n your patience ye shall possess your soul. Now how much less ought ye to thin$ that God would abandon you. #s there any man.* Jesus comforted his disciples.* #hapter 19 !esus foretelleth his betra%al.ear not. Jesus made his prayers. and he will heal us. oought ye to do good to all% for it is written in the law! . *Believe me. des"ending fro/ the /ountain. then. hall God. . + dust and clay of the earth. .for # have chosen twelve. Behold the sparrows and other birds. Barnabas% for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. what shall become of us-* Jesus answered! *>erily ye in the day of &udgment shall sit beside me. wherefore will ye lay it to heart. therefore it will hate you and persecute you. but rather with water% even so # say unto you that ye shall not overcome evil with evil. 2ord God almighty and merciful. 3ith tears the lepers answered! *3e $now that thou art man li$e us. our 2ord. and one of them is a devil. whereof falleth not one feather without the will of God.Be ye holy. Behold God. for thy name is written in the boo$ of life. for so do all the worst animals% but render good for evil.. offer him the other that he may smite it. ?our garments are your will and your love. that the world will greatly fear you if ye shall observe my words.ire is not e0tinguished with fire. saying! *+ 2ord. 3hen Jesus had said this. "eter answered! *+ teacher. :e&oice. + brethren-* 'hey all cried out! *Give us health<* Jesus answered! *(h. who careth more for his shoes than for his own son. wretched that ye are. and said unto them! *3hat will ye of me. will atan deceive me. then. have ye so lost your reason for that ye say! . saying! *+ master. for the hairs of your head are numbered so that they shall not perish. for he who shall hate me is not grieved at my saying.( leaf of a tree falleth not without the will of God. what thing is this.
suddenly the wind ceased. but he was not sent to be nourished save unto a widow of idon. and having arrived in his own neighbourhood recounted how much God through Jesus had wrought in him. and grant them health. and recount how much God hath done in thee. But Jesus wal$ing through the midst of them. doing reverence unto him. (nd Jesus was sleeping upon the prow of the ship.* 'hen groaned Jesus and prayed to God. )any were the lepers in the time of 9lisha in Judaea% nevertheless only Naaman the yrian was cleansed. #n the time of 9li&ah there were many widows in Judaea. turned himself to the lepers and said! *Go and show yourselves to the priests according to the law of God. and having embar$ed in a ship sailed to his city of Nazareth% whereupon there was a great tempest in the sea. 3hereupon one of them. have mercy upon them. are drawing nigh. saying! *+ master. said! *+ 9lohim abaoth. have mercy and hear$en to the words of thy servant! and for love of (braham our father and for thy holy covenant have mercy on the re8uest of these men. . when Jesus had said this. but to serve! wherefore go to shine home. and saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God* and with than$s he prayed him that he would receive him for servant. #hapter *1 !esus healeth a de/onia".* 'hen. . insomuch that the ship was nigh unto sin$ing. that the sea and the wind obey him-.fter$ards he healeth the daughter of the #anaanites. (nd having found Jesus he bowed himself. departed from them. save thyself. was surrounded by as many as dwelt in the city. for we perish<* 'hey were encompassed with very great fear.* 'he lepers departed and on the way were cleansed. and he was an #shmaelite. 3herefore the seamen feared. but it shall not be given them.* 'hen were the citizens enraged and seized him and carried him on to the top of a precipice to cast him down. because no prophet is received in his own country.* 3hereupon Jesus. 'hen drew near to him his disciples. having said this. 1aving arrived at the city of Nazareth the seamen spread through the city all that Jesus had wrought. Jesus answered! *'en have been cleansed% where are the nine-* (nd he said to him that was cleansed! *# am not come to be served. have mercy upon thy servants. and awo$e him. saying! *2ord God almighty and merciful. with the $ingdom of God. by reason of the great wind that was contrary and the roaring of the sea. returned to find Jesus. Jesus went to the sea of Galilee. in order that they may $now that the promises made to (braham and his son. saying! *2ord. saying! *(nd who is this.* Jesus answered! *'his faithless generation see$ a sign. #hapter *0 )ira"le on the sea $rought b% !esus. Jesus arose. whereupon the house where Jesus was. and the sea became calm. seeing that he was healed.* 'he cleansed leper departed. and the s$ine are "ast into the sea. and raising his eyes to heaven. and !esus de"lares $here the prophet is re"ei'ed. (nd the scribes and doctors having presented themselves unto him said! *3e have heard how much thou hast wrought in the sea and in Judaea! give us therefore some sign here in thine own country.'hereupon the disciples prayed Jesus.
saying! *+ master. si0. + foolish ones. and he did great harm to the man. 'ell me. for the service of his master.#t is necessary that the demon should depart. circumcised people. who was blessing God. and not #. 'hen said Jesus! *3here is your faith. according to the law written in the boo$ of )oses. and who shall be able to receive them-* Jesus answered! . who is tormented of the devil< Jesus did not answer even a single word. about ten thousand swine belonging to the Canaanites. who had come forth out of her own country to find Jesus. the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters* table. and said! *+ master. 1aving therefore seen him come with his disciples. 'hereupon Jesus said! *Depart. because they were of the uncircumcised people. near to the sea. 'he disciples 8uestioned Jesus on that day. Jesus as$ed them how many they were.* 'here were feeding there. why art thou come before the time to trouble us-* (nd they prayed him that he would not cast them forth. what the dog doth. great is thy faith. and prayed Jesus that he would depart.* 'he demons therefore cried! *3e will come out. #s this true-* .Jesus went up to Capernaum. and cast them headlong into the sea. #hapter ** )iserable "ondition of the un"ir"u/"ised in that a dog is better than the%. 'hen fled into the city they that fed the swine. have pity on them< Behold how much they cry out and weep<* Jesus answered! *# am not sent but unto the people of #srael.* 3herefore the woman said! *>erily there is none other God than the God of #srael.* 3hen the disciples heard this they were affrighted. But what receiveth he.* 'hen was Jesus seized with admiration at the words of the woman.?ea. and then he said! *+ woman. saying! *+ holy one of God.* 'he woman departed.* (nd having raised his hands to heaven he prayed to God.* (nd this said Jesus by reason of their uncleanness. ye will find my saying to be true. (nd lo< a woman of Canaan with her two sons. doth the dog guard the house of his master. that hath no reason. son of David. 'hey answered! * i0 thousand si0 hundred and si0ty. and enter into the swine. assuredly. and e0pose his life against the robber. have mercy on my daughter. and recounted all that had been brought to pass by Jesus.* 'hen were the disciples sorrowful. saying! *1ard are these words. why didst thou ma$e such answer to the woman. and as he drew near to the city behold there came out of the tombs one that was possessed of a devil. 'he men were filled with fear and prayed Jesus that he would depart out of their borders.#f ye consider. 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. (ccordingly the men of the city came forth and found Jesus and the man that was healed. saying that they were dogs-* Jesus answered! *>erily # say unto you that a dog is better than an uncircumcised man. because they were of the un. with her sons. 'he disciples were moved to pity. go thy way in peace.* 3ith a roar the demons entered into the swine.* 3hereupon all her $insfol$ &oined themselves unto the law of 6God7. and in such wise that no chain could hold him. weeping and saying! *+ son of David. but permit us to enter into those swine. and he always showeth to his master a &oyful countenance. and said! *+ woman.)any blows and in&uries with little bread. and returning to her home found her daughter.* 'hen the woman. thy daughter is freed. 'he demons cried out through his mouth. 'he woman answered! *+ 2ord. she cried out! *Jesus. went before Jesus. Jesus accordingly departed from them and went up into the parts of 'yre and idon.
:emember that which David said to aul $ing of #srael. *3hat the flesh is at this present its desires ma$e manifest . and whereto it shall be reduced. for he is deprived of paradise. his flesh rebelled against the spirit% whereupon he swore. Jesus spo$e again. + master.'he soul that shall not have his flesh circumcised.* answered the disciples. for with vehemence of spirit he spo$e. by fraud of atan. saying! . 3hereupon God told to (braham the fact concerning circumcision. but the flesh is wea$.that it is a harsh enemy of all good! for it alone desireth sin.** #hapter *+ Orgin of #ir"u/"ision. said David. and "o'enant of God $ith . 'hen said the disciples! *'ell us + master for what reason man must needs be circumcised-. 'his did (dam observe in his sons. rescuing the sheep. +f the clay of the earth created God flesh. Jesus answered! *2et it suffice you that God hath commanded it to (braham. and will slay this unclean one that blasphemeth the holy people of God. (nd having said this.. so is he bound to observe all that (dam promised with an oath. the bear. and that he cut off. and da/nation of the un"ir"u/"ised. 'hen said Jesus! *Consider now how much God hath given to man. saying! . # will scatter him from among my people for ever.(braham.# have sworn by God to cut it% # will never be a liar<. # will cut thee<. the food forbidden of God in paradise.. *'hen the angel showed him the superfluity of his flesh. But in the time of (braham there were but few circumcised upon the earth. * 'he disciples trembled with fear at these words of Jesus. (nd hence. and made this covenant.)y lord.while thy servant was $eeping thy servant*s floc$ there came the wolf.By God. and the lion and seized thy servant*s sheep! whereupon thy servant went and slew them. saying! . forasmuch as he that hateth his soul in this world shall $eep it in life eternal. . saying! *'he spirit in many is ready in the service of God. Jesus sat nigh unto the mountain which they loo$ed upon.. he seized his flesh to cut it with the sharp edge of the stone! whereupon he was rebu$ed by the angel Gabriel.braha/. for this is a covenant between me and thee for ever. because that idolatry was multiplied up the earth. (nd having said this. with an inbreathing therein. (nd having bro$en a piece of roc$. 'he man therefore that feareth God ought to consider what the flesh is. and where it had its origin.*'rue it is. &ust as every man ta$eth flesh from the flesh of (dam.'herefore will thy servant go in the name of the 2ord God of #srael. and ye shall see how unrighteous he is in not observing the covenant of God made with (braham his servant. (nd therefore when the flesh shall hinder the service of God it ought to be spurned li$e clay and trampled on. . (nd his disciples came to his side to listen to his words. (nd what is this uncircumcised one but li$e unto them . 'hen said Jesus! 2eave fear to him that hath not circumcised his fores$in. (nd he answered! . circumcise thy fores$in and that of all thy house. 'hen said Jesus! *(dam the first man having eaten. against Goliath the "hilistine! . and into it he breathed the breath of life. and from generation to generation came down the obligation of circumcision.
and do not learn the truth. But no one gave them to him% nay.. *(braham answered! . #t came to pass that the poor man died. Jesus wept. and wore the Coarsest raiment.... he lifted up his eyes and from afar saw 2azarus in the arms of (braham. + wretched they. how many days he supped not< (h. remember that thou receivedst thy good in the other life and 2azarus his evil% wherefore now thou shalt be in torment. on. 'herefore send 2azarus to announce to them how much # am suffering. father (braham% but if one dead shall arise they will believe. let them hear them.* said Jesus. but only torments for their sins. 'hen cried the rich man! . how much cold he endured< (h. 1aving said this. # tell you that there was a rich glutton who paid no heed to aught but gluttony. for they lic$ed his wounds. (h.3hoso believeth not )oses and the prophets will not believe even the dead if they should arise. eating only grass.ueting and feasting.+ father (braham. were feared with great terror by the $ing and princes.* #hapter *9atable e:a/ple ho$ one ought to flee fro/ ban. But if ye will gaze at the sepulchres. to give their flesh for food of worms. his creator. who was full of wounds. hating the flesh. and 6that7 for the space of seven years. ye shall $now what the flesh is.Nay.bread. and 2azarus in consolation. *who have patience. wherein endured that fierce persecution of the unclean Jezebel< :emember 9lisha. and go and serve the false and lying gods. have mercy on me. saying! *3oe to those who are servants to their flesh.*+ught then man for the sa$e of satisfying one of his enemies to leave off pleasing God. not fearing to spurn the flesh. which is tormented in this flame. who bear others to the burial. and was fain to have those crumbs that fell from the glutton*s table. and the devils carried him to the arms of atan% whereupon. saying! . *(braham answered! .Consider ye this. *'he rich man answered! . who ate barley. >erily # say unto you that they. and only desire that which is necessary. * ee then whether the poor are blessed. how many showers drenched him. in my house there are three brethren of mine. in order that they may repent and not come hither. + men. undergoing the greatest torment. and so every day held a splendid feast. 'his should suffice for the spurning of the flesh. so as not to offend against the law of God given by )oses his servant. +nly the dogs had pity on him.* #hapter *0 . o far from it that they live here li$e immortals. who fled through desert places of the mountains. who upon his fingers may bring me a drop of water to cool my tongue. and send 2azarus. 'he rich man also died. clad in goats* s$in.. for they build great houses and purchase great revenues and live in pride. and the angels carried him to the arms of (braham our father. *'he rich man cried out again.'hey have )oses and the prophets.+ father (braham. *(braham answered! . for they are sure not to have any good in the other life. all moc$ed him. 'here stood at his gate a poor man by name 2azarus. *:emember 9li&ah. (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.
But in this is $nown its madness. sold his cloa$ to buy that field. no sandals on your feet% and do not thin$. Jesus replied! .braha/ $ith his father. as he confesseth . 'hen Jesus said! . 'herefore let one single robe suffice for you. . as he was wal$ing. traightway the man..'here was a man on a &ourney who. for that there is enmity between there cities. it is written in the 2aw of God in the Boo$ of )oses! 1onour your father. and beaten when he is not obedient! so do thou. . and ho$ one ought to li'e in the $orld. insomuch that nothing shall be lac$ing unto you. 63hy7 do you bid us to hate father and mother-. . for the fleshly repose of others doth it amass the same. and living we needs must give it its livelihood. and the bridle is put on him that he may wal$ at thy will. .. saying! .3hat shall happen to us -.or unto a horse food is given by measure. answered the disciples.7o$ one ought to despise the flesh. #s that credible-.'ruly # say to you that he who shall not hate his father and his mother. when he $new this. (nd further he says! Cursed be the son that obeys not his father and his mother. 'he disciples answered! . and thou shalt live securely. carry no wallet. "eter answered! .+ master. but all would be in common. *>erily # say unto you.. #hapter *1 7o$ one ought to lo'e God.or he that loves God has God for his own% and whoever has God has everything. then how we ought to hate our flesh! for to $ill oneself is not lawful. + Barnabas. saying! . *(nd be not offended at my words.. 'hen said he who writeth! *+ master. "eter answered! . or he who desireth much. how can one love God with true love. and children and wife for love of God. that the more it amasseth the more it desireth. and he will provide for your need.# am as an horse before thee! and am always by thee. God commanded that such a disobedient son should be stoned by the wrath of the people before the gate of the city.?ou will be mad if you do not give your senses to God to buy your soul in which resides the treasure of love% for love is an incomparable treasure. such is not worthy to be loved of God.>erily # say unto you. he is tied up that he may not annoy any one. *Now tell me. for David the prophet did the same thing. that the amassing much in this life giveth sure witness of not having anything to receive in the other. true are thy words and therefore have we forsa$en all to follow thee.* Jesus answered! */eep thy flesh li$e a horse. and thou shalt live always with God. that if the world had but a sound mind no one would amass anything for himself. discovered a treasure in a field that was to be sold for five pieces of money. @nderstand ye-* *?ea. 'ell us.. and his own life. cast away your purse.'ell us. then. whether is poorer he who is content with little. that you may live long upon the earth. (nd much as it amasseth.1e who would not believe this is mad. .nd in this "hapter is "ontained the $onderful "ontention of . 'hereupon Jesus said! . and labour without measure. he is $ept in a poor place.or he that hath Jerusalem for his native country buildeth not houses in amaria.+ master. but have thought to do the will of God.
6.ather. it is not so% for # have heard an old man weeping and saying! *+ my God. (nd then at that moment he was ma$ing an idol. 'herefore # say to you that all that which you possess God has bestowed it upon you! and so. when you have made so many gods. in the great temple there are a thousand gods with the great god Baal% and # am now near seventy years old. . such that the father wished to burn his son.# should li$e to $now who made the first God.(ll the world says that it is a god. father. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. the gods have not helped you to ma$e so many other children that you should become the most powerful man in the world-. "eter answered! .and why-. . laughing. (nd if.Jesus replied! . what be the gods li$e-. said the old man.. that little one is of ivory! see how fine it is< Does it not seem as though it were alive.#t is certain. abandon them as enemies. every day # ma$e a god. saying! . . 'he old man answered! .. the gift or the giver.+ son. and he defends not himself<.. and you $now not what the gods are li$e<. my son. that God helps man to ma$e man.* (braham answered! *.(nd if the gods are made of wood. my son.#f you were of age to understand. But tell me.Now go out of my house<.. but God*s. but he does not put his hands to 6the tas$7% it is only necessary that man come to pray to his God and to give him lambs and sheep.(nd being without life. (nd having said this. # pray you tell us how (braham moc$ed his father. # would brea$ your head with this a0e! But hold your peace.. said (braham. how is it that.ather.#n any case discord will come between them. how can it be that man should ma$e the gods. answered the old man. then. and so war will arise among the gods. was the world for some time without men-. By my gods. o.?our words are true. and you.is of palm wood. (braham answered! . e0cept that the father of (braham was an image.. and chased him from the house.ather. that you cut him as you will. if you were a man # could $ill you<. 'hen the old man was angry. (nd assuredly all men do not serve one god. they have peace among themselves-.. Did not God say to (braham! Go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. 'hen said (braham! .'hey have.( fine god.and leave me to ma$e this god 8uic$ly. what made man-* 'he foolish father answered! *)an 6made man7% for # made you.9very word of mine is true. truly. what shall # do. that one is of olive. .ather. hearing his son spea$ so% the son went on! ..'his. (braham answered! . why have you not given me children-** 1is father replied! *#t is true. say that it is not. father-* 'he old man replied! *'hey are infinite in number.. because you have not understanding<. it lac$s but breath<.(ssuredly. and another. what shall # do if # serve one god and another 6god7 wishes me evil because # do not serve him..3hy did God say this. who made and worshipped false gods. the gods are without breath. and his God will help him. Jesus replied! . ?es. he gave blows and $ic$s to (braham.. because it is not mine. and spea$ no words to me% for.ma$er.3hen your father and your mother with every other thing is a stumbling bloc$ to you in the service of God. what is more precious. and yet never have # seen that one god has smitten another god. 1is father said! .'hen how do they give breath. perhaps.(nd so.* 'hen (braham said! *+ father. . for no god ma$es war upon another god% no.* (braham answered! *1ow many gods are there. and said! . father.. answered! . and my father made me.Because. . father. but one man one. which # sell to others to buy bread. that these are not God. it is a great sin to burn wood. how give they life. . who has sent me to the 1ouse of #srael. o one day he said to his father! *. (braham answered! .+ father. 'he father was beside himself. (braham said! .. 'he old man was wroth at these words. mad fellow. when you are hungry you desire bread and not words.ool.. if the gods help to ma$e man. #hapter *7 . 'he old man.(braham was seven years old when he began to see$ God.#t is certain that he will slay me also. the god that wills me evil shall slay my own god.or this reason7 there was enmity between them. said he. have no fear.
for you are of age to have a god.. #hapter *3 3hen every one had departed from the temple. and recognizing the a0e wherewith (braham had bro$en in pieces the idols. (nd you shall choose for yourself a god.braha/. when they saw their gods so bro$en in pieces. + my father. 1is father. fell in pieces. for they. if you were not mad you would not laugh at madness. seen by certain men. how came it to pass that (braham*s father wished to burn his son-. (nd so betimes in the morning they went before every one else to the temple. through his angel.?ou have forgotten the words of the prophet. as the crowd increased (braham hid himself behind an idol in a dar$ part of the temple. (braham. 'hey answered! . 'herefore. . o they laid hold on him. 'hen (braham too$ the a0e and cut off the feet of all the idols. . $now you not that for laughing and moc$ing at others God turned into hideous beasts many men of 9gypt. going forth from the temple. 'hen said "hilip! . having entered into the temple. with the priests. + men. e0cept the great god Baal.#n the time of )oses. 3hereupon.Beware that in anywise you laugh not at any one. who has slain our gods< for this a0e is mine. But Jesus reproved them. and having bound (braham*s hands and feet put him upon the wood. but sit where they weep. through being old and composed of pieces. (braham having come to the age of twelve years. great Baal. (braham answered with guile! ..)y God have mercy on us.. 'here ran together there about ten thousand men. (braham truly found himself free. and let us slay him who has slain our gods<. (ccordingly the men collected a great 8uantity of wood. because this life passes in miseries.. 'hen Jesus said. 'hen arrived there the father of (braham. 'he disciples answered! .3e laughed over the madness of the old man. cried out! . who says! "resent laughter is a herald of weeping to come. ee you not that a0e which he has near his feet. 'he disciples laughed over the madness of the old man. and stood amazed at the prudence of (braham.. every li$e loves his li$e. Jesus answered! . commanded the fire that it should not burn (braham his servant. the priests closed the temple and went away.'omorrow is the festival of all the gods% therefore we shall go to the great temple and bear a present to my god. and put fire underneath. for you shall surely weep 6for it7.Come 8uic$ly.6n this "hapter is "learl% seen ho$ i/proper is laughter in /en& also the pruden"e of .#t has been this traitor of a son of mine. Jesus said! . saying! .+ master. who. they cried out with lamentation! . 'hereupon. o be it.+ne day.. amid the ruins which the statues made. his father said to him! . without seeing who carried him% and thus (braham escaped death.. But (braham bare beneath his tunic an a0e hidden. (t its feet he placed the a0e. and therein finds pleasure. wherefore he did not stay to see$ him. and 8uestioned (braham of the reason why he had destroyed their gods. 'he fire blazed up with great fury. *2o< God. (nd he recounted to them all that had passed between him and his son. and having arrived at the temple. believed that (braham had gone home before him. mindful of the many discourses of (braham against their gods. ?ou shall not go where is laughter.. who suspected him of having gone to thieve something from the temple. when he departed.3illingly. 'hen Jesus said! .Certain it is that he desires no fellows.#t is the great God that has slain them. (braham answered! . and burned about two thousand men of those who had condemned (braham to death. and further. being carried by the angel of God near to the house of his father.?ou are foolish< hall then a man slay God.'ruly # say to you..
(nd who is my neighbour-.'o you be honour and glory. with all your heart and your mind. and your neighbour. since he ma$es man.#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.)aster. saying! .. how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God.1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<.. Jesus lifted up his hands.(braham<. but rise up. 'he voice answered! . 1e said to him! . + master. 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this. saying! . and # bring out thereof. 'hen said God! . 'ell us. (nd so.3ho calls me-. he heard himself called by name. near to the enofegia. there came to him a doctor. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth.. 'he angel answered! . turning round and not seeing any one on any side. 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! .3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-. he said!. and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people. 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me.Do the same as this. Jesus answered! . (braham.#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! . and ma$e whole% # slay. 'hereupon. :emaining thus in suspense...2ove the 2ord your God. you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife.# am your God.'here must be a God who has life and power more than man. the moon. for God wishes to spea$ with you. what must # do to have eternal life-. saying! . (braham answered! .?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so.(braham<. + (braham. (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree. being by himself. filled with fear. + (braham. *(braham. for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men. and the sun. saying! . two other times in a similar manner.3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-. and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! .Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him.. 1e answered! ... and give life% # lead down to hell. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. # say. 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! . too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$.3hat calls me-.# am sure # heard myself called by name.. # stri$e down.Go up that mountain. saying! .1aving arrived near to the house of his father. saying! . Jesus answered! . 'hen God spo$e. and there is none other god but me.(braham<. (nd having said this. the angel said! .one is able to deliver himself out of my hands. (braham answered! . 3hereupon.. Gabriel. 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God. Jesus answered! .# will do everything. (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7. 3hen (braham had washed himself. . (braham. for # have chosen you as my servant.# am God alone... . he said! .Do not fear. (braham answered him! . where.1ow should # wash myself-. a feast of our nation . .1ow is it written in the 2aw-. ?ou shall love your God above all things.ear not.Go to that fount and wash yourself.. and your neighbour as yourself. bent his face to earth. and no. 'hen said (braham! .# am the angel of God. and man without God could not ma$e man. But after considering their variableness with their movements. . (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him. 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. saying! . for God wilshes to spea$ to you there.. 'hen... #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem. he heard himself called by name. + God. loo$ing round upon the stars. hesaid! . 'he tempter answered. and washed himself in the fount. o be it<. he thought that they had been God. and you shall have eternal life.
and that which is God*s give it to God. leaving him half dead.. (nd behold there drew near a centurion.'his penny has an image! tell me. the heat departed from him.. he said! . my son is sic$% have mercy on my old age<. .)aster. Jesus turned himself to the priests. lifting up his eyes! . the true and living God. sufficient to me is the word that you have spo$en for the healing of my son% for your God has made you lord over every sic$ness. saying! .'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you<. A3hereupon the man believed in our God. wounded and stripped% whereupon they departed. saying! . he gave him into the charge of the host.. #t chanced that there passed 6also7 a amaritan. he said! . for he has more faith than all that # have found in #srael. for # will come to your house.. saying! . the disciples sat down to table without washing their hands.s. 'he scribes called Jesus.'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you. and too$ the wounded man and washed his wounds with wine. for the great faith that he has given you. Jesus answered! . was moved to compassion. #hapter +1 'hen drew near to Jesus the priests. passed on without greeting him. to tempt him.Give therefore. 3hereupon.Go in peace.. for # will speedily return and conduct you to my own home. and said! . he set him upon his own horse. who. his son received his health.. Jesus came thither with his disciples. 'he doctor departed in confusion.'ell me. said Jesus.2ord. and on the road he met his servants. to ma$e prayer over your son.None shall eat of my bread that does not worship the God of #srael. he said! .Jesus answered. is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar-. #n li$e manner passed a 2evite. 'he centurion answered! . 'he man was departing% and Jesus said! . a city rebuilt under a curse.. 'hen Jesus said! .Caesar. a prophet of God. and alighted from his horse.. #hapter +* +ne s$illed in the 2aw invited Jesus to supper. for what cause have you annulled the precept of God to observe your traditions.(t what hour did the fever leave him-.3herefore do not your disciples observe the traditions of our elders. and turning to the crowd. seeing the wounded man. in not washing their hands before they eat bread-. and he. 'he centurion went his way. and said to them! . having arrived in the evening at the inn. # am not worthy that you. and binding up his wounds for him and comforting him. and many scribes.1ave you any money-. whose image is it-. Jesus answered! . he bra$e in pieces all his own gods. who announced to him how his son was healed.1e who showed mercy. . . and anointed them with ointment. and said! .. (nd when he had risen on the morrow. said Jesus. 'he man $new that when Jesus said! .(nd # as$ you. (nd turning to the centurion. (nd having presented four gold pieces to the sic$ man for the host. he said! . . seeing the wounded man. 'he man answered! . and having entered into his house. waited for him in the house. Jesus turned round to Judas. at the si0th hour.'a$e care of this man.?ou say to the sons of poor fathers! . 'hen Jesus marvelled greatly..3ait for me. 'herefore said he! .Be of good cheer.2ord. 3hereupon. even as his angel said to me in my sleep.. should come to my house.?esterday.. 'hey answered! .that which is Caesar*s to Caesar. 'hey said! . (nd ta$ing a penny in his hand. because God.. 'his man on the road was seized by robbers..Behold this stranger. and # will pay you all.'here is only the God of #srael.?ou have answered rightly% therefore go and do you li$ewise.which of these was the neighbour-..( man was going down from Jerusalem to go to Jericho. in order to tempt him.. . has granted health to your son. 'he doctor answered! .+ffer and ma$e vows to the 'emple.. 'hen they departed in confusion. without saying a word. #t chanced that a priest passed by that place.
and so you have done us wrong. immediately the house falls in ruin. if not the usage of the elders. answered every one. #s this true-. and the covetous has for his image silver and gold. 9ven so then say # to you.Disobedience will not enter into the man. 'hen said one of the doctors! . to honour it. the precept says not . *?ou scribes and doctors lay upon the shoulders of others weights of unbearable weight. Jesus answered! . 3hereupon.'ruly this people worships me in vain.place of the city.. 1ence the malefactors. 'ruly # say to you. said one of the scribes! . + false scribes. but you yourselves the while are not willing to move them with one of your fingers.(nd so we are idolaters-.)aster. 'hen said he who had invited him! . and no one any account should do him hurt. and said! .% whereby the fathers suffer. or other unclean meats. but that which comes out of the man defiles the man. seeing that all things are in my hands.(nd they ma$e vows of that little wherewith they ought to support their fathers. the sons cry out! . but will come out of the man... from his heart% and therefore will he be defiled when he shall eat forbidden food.)aster. will they not defile my conscience-. (nd he made a decree that every one who approached that statue within a space of fifteen cubits should be safe.or there was a $ing who e0ceedingly loved his father. insomuch that they called it god. said Jesus.#f the foundation give way. and therefore you tithe rue and mint. because that which enters into the man defiles not the man. that to eat bread with unclean hands defiles not a man. caused to be made an image li$e to his father. 'hen answered all the scribes in wrath! . because it deprives a man entirely of faith.'ruly all that which a man loves. 'ell me. his son for his own consolation.'his money is consecrated to God. and the abundance of paradise is with me. hypocrites. does God use this money. as he says by his servant David the prophet! hall # then eat the flesh of bulls and drin$ the blood of sheep.#f # shall eat por$. in such wise that it is necessary to build it up anew! but if every other part give way it can be repaired. and with all your mind. and so li$ewise every other sinner. and conse8uently of God% so that he can have no . (nd so the fornicator has for his image the harlot.# $now well that in #srael today there are not statues of wood% but there are statues of flesh. began to offer to the statue roses and flowers. that idolatry is the greatest sin. who made idolatry to enter into the world. for which he leaves everything else but that. which is the greatest sin-. 9very one was silent. but . Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . #hapter ++ 'hen Jesus said! .#t is true.'ruly # say to you. . 'ruly # say to you. for God eats not.. 1ypocrites< you do this to fill your purse. whose name was Baal. for they have annulled my 2aw given to them by my servant )oses.. Jesus answered! .(ssuredly not. when Jesus with his finger pointed to the foundation. when the father was dead. the glutton and drun$ard has for image his own flesh. 3hich thing from custom was transformed into a law.?ou shall love the 2ord your God with all your soul. saying! . you have spo$en much against idolatry as though the people of #srael had idols.3hich is the greatest ruin of a house-.. and follow the traditions of their elders. and in a short time the offerings were changed into money and food. and with all your heart.. (nd when their fathers wish to ta$e money.?ou shall worship. insomuch that the idol of Baal spread through all the world% and how much does God lament this by the prophet #saiah. by reason of the benefit they received therefrom. and offer to me your vows% for if # should be hungry # will not as$ aught of you. 'hereupon. +h miserable ones< for to others you show the most clear way. and set it up in the mar$et.. by which you will not go.:ender to me the sacrifice of praise. that every evil has entered into the world under the prete0t of the elders. is his god.
in order that he who invited you may come and say! . in order that if a greater friend of the host come the host say not to you! . friend. with the miracle he had wrought.3hen you are invited. and you shall see how grave is this sin. stretch out your infirm hand< . God said. reproaching him with these words! . +h. + 2ucifer. 9ven as says the prophet #saiah%. for they perceived that it could not in any wise be assailed. But go and sit in the meanest place. above<.'ruly # say to you. 'hen with fear of God they began to eat. he would always weep here on earth and account himself most mean. *'ruly # say to you. (fterwards said Jesus! . terrible &udgment of God upon the idolaters<. spea$ing to #srael! . nor shall you ma$e it of those things which are above the earth. (nd having eaten somewhat. that if a man $new his miseries. But every other sin leaves to man the hope of obtaining mercy! and therefore # say that idolatry is the greatest sin.spiritual affection. craving mercy of God. . .or no other cause did the first man with his wife weep for a hundred years without ceasing. :emember how. beyond every other thing. (nd li$e "haraoh they hardened their heart! wherefore they sought occasion to slay him. and come and sit here. who will ta$e vengeance for this sin upon the fathers and upon their children even to the fourth generation. 3hereupon Jesus.(rise. nor of those which are under the water. #hapter +'here stood before the door one who had his right hand shrun$en in such fashion that he could not use it. that atan became not reprobate for any other sin than for his pride. having lift up his heart to God. # say.or # am your God. 'hen Jesus continued! .. insomuch that the people gave than$s to God blessing his holy name.1ow are you fallen from heaven. . ..or on account of such is God wroth with the princes and $ings of the earth. having understood that he spo$e against the traditions of the elders. when our people had made the calf.or then shall you have great honour! for every one that e0alts himself shall be humbled. *'ruly # say to you. prayed.. and did shine li$e the dawn! truly to earth is fallen your pride<. (ll stood amazed at the spea$ing of Jesus.#n order that you may $now that my words are true..:emember that which God spo$e and which )oses and Joshua wrote in the 2aw.(rise and sit lower down<* which were a shame to you. Jesus gave than$s% and that day it was published through Jerusalem how great things Jesus had said. and when they had worshipped it. and then said! . that it were better to burn a city than to leave an evil custom. that were the beauty of the angels. (nd having said this. But the scribes and priests. 1e stretched it out whole. . strong and &ealous. were $indled with greater hatred. but found it not. Jesus said again! . remember not to set yourself in the highest place. nor of those which are under the earth% nor of those which are above the water. man. by commandment of God Joshua and the tribe of 2evi too$ the sword and slew of them one hundred and twenty thousand of those that did not crave mercy of God. .?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. .#n the name of God.or they $new truly where they had fallen through their pride. as if it had never had anything wrong with it. and he that humbles himself shall be e0alted. to whom God has given the sword to destroy ini8uities.
he instigated the angels. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive. as though there were no God. )a$e prayer unceasingly. for # have no mercy on you. 1aving said this.. but # am content thereat. there is no God. for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust. said! .+ my servant. )any therefore forsoo$ God. + 2ucifer%.. and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth. 3hereupon said God.. 'ruly # say to you. 'herefore. 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! . so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly. before his fall. lives carelessly without any fear. Because atan had. tell us how atan fell through pride. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing. and his followers.. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%. and having left it for twenty.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem. 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..Calf him not 2ord. 3hereat the holy angels. when.3e repent of having done you any reverence. cast down their face to earth in fear. and the )essenger of God. but atan.Depart from me.:epent you. for you are 2ord. one day when all the angels were assembled! . and he who $noc$s to him it is opened. for we have understood that he fell through disobedience. and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! . and because he always tempts man to do evil. lifting their heads. who was as it were priest and head of the angels. and shall suffer greater torments. 'hey answered! . because so God wills.. and therefore it is not fitting so to do. the hypocrites ma$e much .or he who see$s finds. we are spirit. 'hen said God to the followers of atan! . (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us. for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! . with them that were of his mind.five thousand years without doing aught else% atan.. that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become. 3herefore consider that we are spirit. without one of them doing good. no e0ample of fearing. atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$.'he fool has said in his heart.. (nd the other devils said! ..2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth. as God lives. $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy. your creator. because # desire to annul all that you shall do.2oo$ you. 'hen said atan! . and he who as$s receives.God having created a mass of earth. Jesus answered! . . being indignant. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%. # say. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable.+ master. you have un&ustly made me hideous. 'hen said God! . + you cursed.'ruly # say to you. by the great understanding that he possessed. and recognize me as God. and that # may prepare his way and man. and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them. give me your heart.+ 2ord. 'hey that loved God bowed themselves. albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God.+ 2ord. saying! . 'hen Jesus said! . #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels..
or every prophet has observed the 2aw of God and all that God by the other prophets has spo$en. (s God lives.'a$e away this people that is ir$some to me. your will be done always. but will burden his soul with sin li$e to idolatry. Now who would go to spea$ to 1erod with his bac$ towards him. have mercy on us.. but deliver us from evil. 9ven as he says to #saiah the prophet. . Jesus answered! . and that same do you when you go to ma$e prayer. e0cept he first have made up his mind to whom he is going.2ord. in whose presence my soul stands. whom he hates to the death. no one that brea$s one least precept can be pleasing to God.. 'ruly # say to you. because with their lips they honour me. *'ruly # say to you. 1e turns his bac$ to God and his face to atan.. #hapter +7 'he disciples wept at the *words of Jesus and besought him. that all the water of the sea will not wash him who with his heart loves ini8uities. .2ord. that he that goes to ma$e prayer without consideration moc$s God. hallowed be your holy name. #t is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it. he would obtain all that he should as$. . But # do you to wit that it is necessary to observe that which God says by #saiah the prophet.* and with his hands should stri$e you a blow. saying! . to whom pertains glory and honour for ever. while than$ing him for all that he has given him'ruly # say to you. saying! . # have not come to destroy it.+ 2ord our God. but rather to observe it. #f one. *Believe me. with these words! . and their heart cries out for &ustice. that one syllable of the 2aw of God cannot be bro$en without the. (nd if man does so in order to spea$ with man.3ash you and be clean. but shall be least in the $ingdom of God. your $ingdom come in us. gravest sin.9ven so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say! .. #hapter +3 'hen answered John! . in sooth.. for you are alone our God. whereof he has not repented. that if man should ma$e prayer to God as is fitting. how would you forgive him. should with his lips say to you. but their heart is far from me. because God wills not those who honour him with their lips! who in the 'emple as$ 6with7 their lips for mercy. and therefore atan has power over them.Consider what you would do if the :oman governor seized you to put you to death. as God lives.)aster let us wash ourselves as God commanded by )oses. and spea$s well of him. that very few ma$e true prayer. and with their heart love ini8uity and thin$ on fresh sins. having in&ured you.orgive me. and what he is going to do. and suffer us not to fall into temptations. :emember .. and before him spea$ well of "ilate the governor.or in his heart is the love of ini8uity.(ssuredly none. and as it is done in heaven so be it done in earth% give us the bread for every day. ta$e away your thoughts from my eyes.'ruly # say to you. and forgive us our sins. teach us to ma$e prayer. ?et no less does the man who goes to ma$e prayer and prepares not himself.prayer in every part of the city in order to be seen and held for saints by the multitude! but their heart is full of wic$edness. and as$ of him mercy for his sins. )oreover # say to you. Now tell me! who would go to spea$ to the :oman governor to 1erod. A Jesus said! . for he shall have no part there. that no one will ma$e prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed.Do you thin$ that # have come to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. as we forgive them that sin against us. and therefore they do not mean that which they as$. what ought man to do in order to spea$ with God.(ssuredly none.. (nd furthermore # say to you. (nd let your words be these! .
while all the holy angels sang! . saw in the air a writing that shone li$e the sun%. filled the horses with fear. (nd he whom you have seen 6mentioned7 is your son. who shall come into the world many years hence. # pray you. to whom he said! . who. + master. Jesus answered! . God said! .. he announced to them that if that mass of earth should receive a soul there would be for them grievous labour% and that therefore it would be to their advantage to trample that piece of earth in such wise that it should be no more good for anything.nail of the left it said! .. 'hen God gave his soul to man.# than$ you. +ne day atan approached to the gates of paradise. :emember Joshua. who by prayer obtained all that they as$ed. opened the :ed ea. # tell you that you are the first man whom # have created. and rubbed his eyes. and too$ a rib from near his heart. filling the place with flesh.'here is only one God%.'here is only one God. insomuch that # shall not suffer. grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands. and )uhammad is the )essenger of God.)oses the servant of God. (dam besought God. . seeing the horses eating grass.Be you welcome. who made the sun stand still. eeing the man alone. and upon the thumb. who smote with fear the innumerable host of the "hilistines% .. 1ave there been other men before me-. + 2ord my God. 9li&ah. saying! . 'hen with fatherly affection the first man $issed those words. e0cept the apples and the corn.. #hapter +9 'hen said John! .. ?ou to remain here. + God our 2ord. and so he drew near to the gate of paradise where a horrid serpent with legs li$e a camel. which Gabriel had ta$en up from the mass% and raised up the dog. and said! . 9lisha raised a dead man.Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world. both of the animals that fly and of them that wal$ and swim.(dam. and so many other holy prophets.Behold # give to you every fruit to eat.)uhammad is )essenger of God. which said! . but sought only God and his honour. whereof he said! . and he adorned the world with all that it has. and. and there drowned "haraoh and his host. God created everything that lives. 'he horses aroused themselves and impetuously set themselves to run over that piece of earth which lay among lilies and roses%. and the angel Gabriel had purified that mass of earth whereon atan spat. but we lac$ to $now how man sinned through pride. but shall drive you forth. and nails on his feet 6that7 . 'hen God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing% upon the thumb.3hen God has e0pelled atan. 1e set the twain of them as lords of "aradise.Blessed be your holy name. who made the fire to rain from heaven.. A +f that rib made he 9ve.)uhammad is )essenger %of God. ..Beware that in no wise you eat of these fruits. and you shall suffer great miseries. what means the message of these words! .#t is not well that he should remain alone.. amuel. *'hen said God! .3ell have you spo$en. for whom # have created all things% who shall give light to the world when he shall come% whose soul was set in a celestial splendour %si0ty thousand years before # made any. thing.. #hapter -0 3hen atan had $nowledge of this he became mad with indignation. having sprung upon his feet. 3herefore he made him to sleep. 3hereupon (dam opened his mouth and said! . and shall be my )essenger. bar$ing. who with his prayer scourged 9gypt. 3hereupon God gave spirit to that unclean portion of earth upon which lay the spittle of atan. that you have deigned to create me% but tell me. But those men truly did not see$ their own in their matters. and they fled.nail of the right hand it said! . for you shall become unclean.. and gave her to (dam for his wife. + my servant (dam..2ord.
unless you have eaten the fruit 6that ma$es you7 unclean. and called (dam.cut li$e a razor on every side. :emember that you are earth. 'he enemy said to him! *2et me to enter into paradise. and he will drive us from paradise.* (nd he spo$e to 9ve. and to earth you return. 6'his is7 why he has said this 6to you7% in order that you may not become e8ual to him. he must trail his body upon the earth. and. and so we are ashamed to present ourselves before you. the wife whom you have given me 6urged7 me to eat 6it7 and so # have eaten it. But if you and your companion do according to my counsel. and # will enter into your belly. 3hen midday was passed.* atan answered! *1e does not spea$ the truth< ?ou must $now that God is wic$ed and envious. being ashamed. you shall eat of those fruits as 6you eat7 of the other 6fruits7. was sleeping. and will not be able to abide 6any7 longer in paradise-* (dam answered! *+ 2ord. and gave the food to your husband. # hid myself from your presence because my wife and # are na$ed. stood on guard. but $eeps every one as a slave. and.* 'hen the serpent did so.* *(nd how did that reprobate enter into 6the garden7-* said God. as the food was going down. and when her husband awo$e she told 6him everything7 that atan had said% and he too$ and ate the fruit 6when7 his wife offered them to him.* 'hen God said to the woman! *3hy did you give 6this7 food to your husband-* 9ve answered! * atan deceived me. #hapter -1 'hen both of them $new that they were na$ed.* '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 $eep guard over a lump of clay. he remembered the words of God.* 'hen God said to (dam! *Because you have 6listened to7 your wife and have eaten the fruit. and so 6when7 you enter into paradise 6you7 shall place me near to those two lumps of clay that are newly wal$ing upon the earth. wishing to stop the food. he put his hand into his throat. *?ou are great! therefore. they too$ fig leaves and made a clothing for their secret parts.* 'hen God said! *(nd who has robbed you of your innocence. cursed be the earth in your wor$s% it shall bring forth brambles and thorns for you. and you shall not remain sub&ect to others but li$e God you shall $now good and evil. saying! *(nd you who did 6listen7 to atan. and so # ate 6the fruit7. and placed atan near 9ve. open your mouth. because you shall be e8ual to God. 9ve answered! *( serpent that stands at the northern gate brought him near to me. for (dam. her husband. who shall $eep you as a slave. But.irst drive this wic$ed serpent forth from paradise. and you shall eat bread by the sweat of your face.* (nd having called the serpent. God called the angel )ichael. where every man has the mar$. saying! *(dam. and you shall do whatever you please. and said to her! *3hy do you not eat of those apples and corn-* 9ve answered! *+ur God has said to us that 6if we7 eat 6them7 we shall be unclean. 6and7 said! *. God appeared to them.* 'hen the serpent said! *(nd how shall # set you within 6paradise7-* atan said.* (fterwards God called . atan presented himself before the woman li$e a beauteous angel. and suffers no e8uals. shall abide under the dominion of man. where are you-* 1e answered! *2ord. and you shall bear children with travail.* 'hen 9ve too$ and ate of those 6fruits7. and when outside cut off his legs! for if he wants to wal$. which is man< #f you bring me into paradise # will ma$e you so terrible that every one shall flee you. who holds the sword of God. and so you shall go and stay at your pleasure.
Jesus confessed. and $now not what you say. and do penance.. and cries! . 'hen. even as it is written in 9saias%. . wherefore do you preach new doctrine.'ruly # say to you. with him who writes this. and recounted all to the chiefs of the priests. #hapter -* 'hen the disciples wept after this discourse. 'hen said "eter! . 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! .#f you be not the )essiah nor 9li&ah.1e has the devil on his bac$ who recounts all to him. "eter spo$e. in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth. 6of which7 they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me . Jesus departed and went to the mount 'abor.3ho are you. for the chiefs of the priests too$ counsel among themselves to catch him in his tal$. Jesus answered! . have deceived 6(dam and 9ve7 and have made them unclean. in order that we may give testimony to those who sent us. and said! * ince you will to ma$e me 6continually7 worse.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 .. 'hey said! .* atan then gave a horrible roar..3ho are you-. and shall come after me.. 'hen said they! . (nd having said this. and the angel )ichael drove them forth from paradise.# am a voice that cries through all Judea. or any prophet.* God hid himself 6from (dam and 9ve7.* (nd thus. who were both weeping! *Go forth from paradise.. Jesus answered! . the one by despising man. and he said to him! *Because you. it is good to be here. 'he 2evites and scribes departed in confusion.2ord. and his garments became white li$e snow and his face glistened as the sun%.. 'hey said! . 'herefore. and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness. (dam. + my son. and shall bring the words of truth. my )essenger. that you come 8uic$ly and draw us out of misery..)essiah. 3eeping.. because so have suffered all the prophets and holy one of God. and do not let your hope fail.. 'here is only one God.No. and )uhammad is )essenger of God. and Jesus was weeping. and God said to (dam 6and7 9ve. so that his faith shall have no end. for # will send your son so that your seed shall lift the dominion of atan from off the human race! for # will give all things to he who shall come.atan. who was made before me. for there be that are with us and there be that are against us. turning around. that the chiefs and the elders of our people see$ occasion against me. for it is necessary that # should suffer many persecutions..(re you 9li&ah or Jeremiah. and ma$e yourself of more account than the )essiah-.'herefore go not you any more into Jerusalem. and said the truth! ..# am not the )essiah. . from my presence<* 'hen atan departed. 'hen Jesus said! .. saw written above the gate. saying! . # will ma$e me that which # shall be able<* 'hen said God! *Depart. reprobate. or any of the ancient prophets-. saying! . who came laughing."repare you the way for the messenger of the 2ord.ay. he said! *)ay it be pleasing to God. 'herefore said Jesus to him! . we will ma$e here three tabernacles.. the other by wishing to ma$e himself e8ual with God. said Jesus.. when they saw many who came to find him. atan and (dam sinned through pride. who said! .'he miracles which God wor$s by my hands show that # spea$ that which God wills% nor indeed do # ma$e myself to be accounted as him of whom you spea$. 3hereupon there shone a great light above him. # will that every uncleanness 6from7 them and 6from7 all their children . one for you and one for )oses and the other for 9li&ah. and lo< there came )oses and 9li&ah% spea$ing with Jesus concerning all that needs must come upon our race and upon the holy city. (nd while he . cursed one. if you will. and there ascended with him "eter %and James %and John %his brother.?ou are foolish. 3herefore they sent the 2evites and some of the scribes to 8uestion him. But fear not.
spo$e they were covered with a white cloud. in your seed # will bless all the tribes of the earth% and as you have bro$en in pieces the idols.?ou deceive yourselves% for David in spirit calls him lord. and Jacob was father of Judah. .. James answered! .+ master. Jesus seated himself at the foot of the mountain.+f #saac% for #saac was father of Jacob.. in order that the creatures should find &oy and blessedness in God. 'he disciples were filled with fear. 3hereupon Jesus said! .. and has done this in order that you may believe on my words.#t is so written. insomuch that he shall ma$e atan confounded% for so promised God to (braham. 1e shall come with power upon the ungodly. it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. James answered! . and they heard a voice saying! . #hapter -'he disciples said! .ear not. and shall destroy idolatry. that every prophet when he is come has borne to one nation only the mar$ of the mercy of God. and the #shmaelites say . how should David call him lord.in #saac. #hapter -+ Jesus went down to the eight disciples who were awaiting him below. sit you on my right hand until # ma$e your enemies your footstool. Jesus went down and raised up his disciples. for truly # say to you. 'hen Jesus said! . (nd wherefore is this. 'he disciples answered! . not in #saac.(nd the )essenger of God when he shall come.Believe me.. he created before all things the soul of his )essenger. nor Joshua. (nd in li$e manner the other disciples besought him. 3herefore # say to you that God. whose son was he. (ccordingly Jesus said! .Behold my servant. because they had not bread. and fell with their face upon the earth as dead. for whom he determined to create the whole. saying! . of whose lineage is David. therefore of your $indness tell us clearly all. that the promise was made in #shmael.. saying thus! God said to my lord..in #shmael%. willing to wor$. 'hen said (ndrew! . but )oses did not write it... God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand. for God loves you. when he shall come. truly because he is perfect. Jesus answered with a groan! .. But the )essenger of God. who believed nothing. even so shall your seed do. insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine. in whom # am well pleased% hear you him. save 6from7 Judas #scariot. and of what lineage-. God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies.. tell us in whom this promise was made% for the Jews say . saying! .Behold.. so save because thus he has willed'ruly # say to you. that the promise was made in #saac.+f David. #f the )essenger of God whom you call )essiah were son of David. whence his )essenger should ta$e delight in all his creatures.?ou have told us many things of the )essiah. and they ate ofthe wild fruits..9veryone that wor$s wor$s for an end in which he finds satisfaction.+ master. (nd so. Jesus answered! David. + (braham%. has not need of satisfaction. which he has appointed to be his slaves. seeing that he has satisfaction himself. (nd the four narrated to the eight all that they had seen! and so there departed that day from their heart all doubt of Jesus. (nd so their words were not e0tended save to that people to which they were sent. of what lineage will he be-.
. before death they find themselves deprived of reward. then. even as every prophet has seen him! seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy. because we $now that you are sent from God. Jesus said! .! no."ut not your confidence in princes.(braham.'a$e your son. you shall discover the malice of our scribes and doctors.. 3oe. in whose presence # stand. the spirit of &ustice and "iety. 'hen answered Jesus! .or on this matter says the prophet David! .'ell us plainly.* 'hen spo$e God. to day have contaminated almost all things.+ master. Jesus answered! .1e who with his tongue serves God. tomorrow he will abuse you. and come up the mountain to sacrifice him. and if today he wills to reward you.(ssuredly it is necessary that you do something for love of God.but rather our rabbins. and began to teach the people. who do not fear God< 'ruly # say to you. the spirit of gentleness and patience. who drew near to Jesus. 6nor7 in the children of men. because their reward is vain.# therefore say to you that the )essenger of God is a splendour that shall give gladness to nearly all that God has made.. the spirit of fear and love. (ccordingly Jesus departed and went up to Jerusalem. o that if today he praises you. 'hey answered! . (s God lives. the former with false doctrine. he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy. as said Job the prophet of God.. saying to (braham! .. /now you who is hypocrite. if when #saac was born #shmael was seven years old. (nd when # saw him my soul was filled with consolation. (nd on the sabbath day he entered into the 'emple%. when he shall come to the world< Believe me that # have seen him and have done. + blessed time. him reverence. inasmuch as he . tomorrow he will be fain to despoil you. 3oe to the hypocrites< for the praises of this world shall turn for them into insults and torments in hell.'ruly # say to you. the latter with lewd living. (nd having said this. ..Clear is the deception of our doctors! therefore tell us you the truth.. ready to do all that which God shall will. + wretched man< for dying he loses all his reward. to the hypocrites.3ho is a hypocrite.+ )uhammad%. the spirit of prudence and temperance. .doers.man is. . and spo$e to him in such wise that we also heard his voice. the hypocrite is a robber and commits sacrilege. which he has received from God three times more than he has given to all his creatures. so that scarcely is the truth found. 3hereupon the people ran together to the 'emple with the high priest and priests.'ruly # say to you. your firstborn #shmael%. your shoelatchet%. but with his heart serves men. that he who does a good thing in order that men may see him. which said! . God be with you. and may he ma$e me worthy to untie.. #hapter -0 'hen came the angel Gabriel to Jesus. forasmuch as his wor$ penetrates not the heart which men cannot see. so that he never continues in one stay. it has been said to us that you say evil of us% therefore beware lest some evil befall you. that # spea$ evil of the hypocrites% therefore if you be hypocrites # spea$ against you. the spirit of wisdom and might.(rise.'hen said the disciples! .. hypocrites and evil.or the angel said! .unstable.'ruly # say to you. all the world shall $now how God loves you% but how shall the world $now the love that you bear to God. 1ow is #saac firstborn. even he is a hypocrite. saying! . that if you consider the words of the angel Gabriel. Jesus rendered his than$s to God. in whom is no salvation% for at death their thoughts perish.. and go to Jerusalem<. that atan ever see$s to annul the laws of God% and therefore he with his followers. and so leaves therein every unclean thought and every filthy lust. for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel. for . for obtaining this # shall be a great prophet and holy one of God. (braham answered! *Behold the servant of God. saying! .
which magnified him. do the service of God because God has created you and as$s it of you. and others they ripped open with a $nife. magnifying God. if on the sabbath his ass or his o0 fell into the ditch. how many there are that fear an ant. to whom alone pertains praise and honour for ever. even as their fathers have done against the holy ones of God. #hapter -1 (gain spo$e Jesus.place. saying! . o then if you.. but rec$ not of an elephant<. over whom every one was weeping. that 6on the outside7 is white. 'here was a householder who planted a vineyard. 3oe to you. (nd shall # then have bro$en the sabbath day by having given health to a daughter of #srael. and that he wills that # announce it. because he has not faith. . #hapter -7 Jesus went down. here is $nown your hypocrisy< +h. + priests. and so buy and sell in the 'emple as in a mar$et. 'hen Jesus. Jesus answered! . forasmuch as if he believed that God sees all and with terrible &udgment would punish wic$edness. 3hereupon.(ssuredly none. and to ma$e prayer for the salvation of others. but within is full of corruption and worms. in the name of our God. (nd having said this. 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<. in the second year of his prophetic ministry. if you be such. how many are there today that fear the smiting of a straw in another*s eye.urely. that the hypocrite has not faith. priests and doctors. which. they stoned some and burned some.3oe to you% for God is wroth with you. but they feared the common people.#n evil wise will he ma$e them to perish. the citizens were bearing to the sepulchre the only son of his mother. because they were not able to seize him and to wor$ their will upon him. a prophet of . when Jesus had arrived.urthermore # say to you./now you not that the vineyard is the 1ouse of #srael. (nd in the midst of it he built a press for the wine. saying! . 3hereupon. and went to Nain. seeing a woman who from her birth had remained with her head bent toward the ground. and thieves the honour of God... and have put God out of your mind% then cry # against you that you are sons of the devil. 'herefore said Jesus! . # spea$ not against you. who left his father*s house for love of God. he went forth from the 'emple%.(nd who is there among you who. and not sons of (braham. (nd when he had said this the chief priests wished to seize him. that the hypocrite is as a sepulchre. 'he chief of the priests cried out. the men understood how that Jesus. But the priests chafed with rage among themselves. seeing he $eeps not the sabbath% for today he has healed an infirm person. what will the lord of the vineyard do to the husbandmen. as he drew near to the gate of the city. he $eeps full of ini8uity. 'hen the woman raised herself up whole. and the husbandman are the people of Judah and Jerusalem. a widow.# set before you an e0ample.'his man is not sent of God. 9very one answered! .Now tell me. would not pull him out on the sabbath. in order that these may $now that # spea$ truth. while a beam is ready to cut off their own head< +h. and was willing to slay his own son. 3hereupon. and thereupon let it out to husbandman. for you are servants of God% but if you do all for gain. from Jerusalem.:aise your head. + woman.ma$es use of the 2aw to appear good. 'ell me. 'ruly # say to you. is it not lawful to spea$ on the sabbath day. and made a hedge for it in order that it should not be trampled down of beasts. he would purify his heart. and his vineyard will he give to other husbandman. said! . not regarding that the 'emple of God is a house of prayer and not of merchandise. which you convert into a cave of robbers! if you do all to please men. for God will ta$e away from you the priesthood<. (nd this they did many times. when the time was come to collect the wine he sent his servants% whom when the husbandman saw.
that he being a prophet should raise him up% which also his disciples did. weep not.. (ssuredly if our gods should visit us we would give them all that we have. (nd having called Jesus forth. assembled together all the sic$ fol$ they had. 'hen. +n the sabbath Jesus entered into the synagogue. 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.'hy will be done.. and placed them in front of the porch of the house where Jesus was lodging with his disciples. and made sign of silence with his hands. fear not. (nd you see how much we fear our gods. and you ma$e no account of it. you have heard the words spo$en by David the prophet. saying! . 'hen came the angel Gabriel. and that which is meet for them they &udge before the time. and they well near call me God<. and all the people ran there together to hear him spea$. they besought him for the health of them.God has raised up a great prophet amongst us. whereupon all were filled with fear. saying! . when they $new him. but rather his son.God of #srael. our father. Jesus went into Capernaum! whereupon the citizens.+ne of your gods has visited you. in which &udgment they fall for no other reason than because they &udge that which is not meet for them. 3herefore the God of our fathers cries to us by his prophet David. #hapter -3 (t that time the army of the :omans was in Judea. and said! . 'he discord of Nain was such that some said! . 1ereupon Jesus gave a sigh. our country being sub&ect to them for the sins of our forefathers. (nd having said this. (nd so 6some7 of these soldiers finding themselves in Nain. 'hen Jesus laid his hands upon each of them.. saying! .'a$e me from the world. young man. not even )oses. saying! . his servant% therefore it is not God. insomuch that all that you shall grant in the name of God shall be entirely accomplished.. + 2ord. in the name of God arise up healed<. for the world is mad.. (nd so did atan instigate that. and turning himself to God. atan did so instigate this manner of spea$ing that he aroused no small sedition among the people of Nain. now another. where says David! 3hen # shall find a time. since to their images we give the best of all we have. + sons of men. arose Jesus. 3hereupon each one was healed. by your holy name. # will &udge uprightly. but turned to go into Capernaum.God is invisible. for God has not a body to beget anything% but he is a great prophet of God. he said! .. they rebu$ed now one. (nd having ta$en the hand of the dead . after the reading of the prophets.1e is our God who has visited us. and he has visited his people. 'hen Jesus feared greatly. nor son of God.# say to you.+ Jesus.. 'hen the boy revived. he drew near to the mother of the dead. #hapter -9 'he scribe that day read the psalm of David. (nd having said this. +thers said! . and with pity said to her! . # tell you in truth that many &udge. for God has given you power over every infirmity. . great ruin to our people was li$e to arise therefrom.Galilee%. he wept.3oman.Brethren. that when he should have found a time he would &udge uprightly. in the third year of the prophetic ministry of Jesus. and opening his mouth he spo$e thus! . But Jesus did not tarry in Nain. 2ord God almighty and merciful. was come! and so they set themselves to beseech him for the dead man. saying! Justly &udge.% others said! .1e is not God. said! ... give health to this sic$ person. so that none has seen him.
. which shall be then upon those who &ustify the wic$ed for money. (nd having said thus. this one is bad. who says! . this one is ugly. therefore they were cast out of paradise.. by (aron and )iriam. who sold him to the 9gyptians. (ssuredly he shall bear an intolerable punishment when God shall come to &udge the world. who is the author of good. the which were near to their ruin for this. therefore. and &ustify as good atan. neither honour nor gain. how many have perished through false &udgment.:emain in your homes. regard no other thing% neither $insfol$ nor friends. and all the idolatrous princes &udged the prophets. 3oe to them.'hat one is fair. and how many haBve been near to perishing< "haraoh &udged )oses and the people of #srael to be impious.. But # warn you that without mercy shall he be &udged who &udges without mercy.Do you not $now that none is good save God alone.# am witness and &udge. Jesus having finished his speech.. 'ruly # tell you that these testify of that which they have not seen nor really heard. Judge not and you shall not be &udged. many forthwith were converted to repentance. David &udged )ephibosheth and @riah. 'hree friends of Job %&udged the innocent friend of God. and retired into the desert to pray. Job. because it will secure you in the &udgment of God. the &udged is saved. 3oe. so terrible shall it be. #hapter 00 'ell me. tremendous &udgment of God< the &udge perishes. 'ruly # say to you. woe to you who spea$ good of the evil. +h. Cyrus &udged Daniel to be meat for the lions% and many others.)iserable therefore are those who set themselves at street corners. and forsa$e sin and serve God with fear. how dangerous it is to &udge< oh. 'ruly # say to you. that if you &udge others of a fault your own heart has whereof to be &udged. (nd wherefore this. who is the origin of all evil. who &udged their brother. which you shall see$ with greatest diligence. but rather to serve. for you condemn as a malefactor God. and &udge without having been constituted &udges. and that it is horrible to fall into the &udgment of God. . (hab &udged 9li&ah. but loo$ solely with fear of God to the truth. aul &udged David to be worthy of death. bewailing their sins% and they would fain have forsa$en all to go with him. that one is good. and call the evil good.. (nd then. who on that account re&ects goodness and chooses sin. But Jesus said! . + man.*. his creator! whereof he is impenitent. +ur first parents &udged the speech of atan to be good. +h. if not because 6in7 rashness they falsely &udge the innocent1ow nearly then the good approached to ruin by &udging falsely. and thus shall you be saved% because # am not come to receive service. saying! . do you not $now that all men had their origin in the same clay. 'herefore # say to you. because he loved solitude greatly. Nebuchadnezzar the three children who would not worship their lying gods. +h.orasmuch as none sins without will.wherefore every man is a liar and a sinner. and my honour # will give to none. sister of )oses. 3oe to you. and condemned all their progeny. and &udge not the cause of the orphans and widows. and none wills that which he does not $now. and do nothing but &udge all those who pass by. that the devils shall tremble at the &udgment of such. is shown by the brethren of Joseph. as God lives in whose presence # stand. false &udgment is the father of all sins. how many have perished by their false &udgment< atan &udged man to be more vile than himself% therefore he rebelled against God. who will pass tremendous &udgment upon them in the last day. to the sinner who with the &udgment &udges sin worthy and goodness unworthy. he went out of the synagogue and the city. 'he two elders &udged usanna. because they lift the sceptre of his &udgment from the hand of God. as # have $nowledge by spea$ing with him. Believe me man. Consider what punishment you shall have. 'herefore are they abominable on the earth before the eyes of God. you that &udge another man. ?ou man who are set as a &udge. + man.
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
1e shall stri$e atan. be glory and honour.(ll that # have now done.% and David shall say! .. (braham. #hapter 07 'hen that miserable one shall come. 3herefore the angel )ichael. that # was your son and your fellow. 3herefore God shall call the angel )ichael.-.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the second. and in that day they shall not have to render an account of how they have spent the riches of the world. saying! .'hat # have made all things for love of him. 3herefore every creature shall do reverence to God.'hey are (dam%. and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mar$ of the )essenger of God. so that all things might praise me by him. that no idle lord or thought shall pass unpunished in that tremendous day. but the boo$ that you gave me said truly that # am your servant% and that boo$ confesses that which your )essenger affirms. 'he angel Gabriel shall come to the )essenger of God. 'he )essenger of God shall answer! . testifying against them% wherefore they shall be condemned by God to infernal flames. (nd the prophets every one shall arise. who in true poverty shall have served God from the heart. who shall stri$e him one hundred thousand times with the sword of God.3hat thing. thrice and four times blessed are the poor. . by commission from God. shall stri$e some a hundred times. and every stro$e is heavy as ten hells. (nd when they are present God shall say to them! :emember you that which my )essenger affirms-. and shall call atan to &udgment.God shall answer! . in which are written all the names of the elect of God. and shall say! . (nd God shall reply! . 'hey shall reply! . and the blessed near the saints. for in this world are they destitute of worldly cares. 'ruly # say to you. deceived by atan. and Jesus son of )ary. +. and his )essenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elect.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the first.. who with fear shall go thither.Go.. because you have given us to your )essenger. and shall say! . + 2ord. and he shall be the first to be cast into the abyss. # have done in order that every one should $now how much # love you.'hen shall the angel departs and he shall call the aforesaid witnesses.shirt shall shine li$e the sun. (nd when he has thus spo$en.'hus says the boo$ that you gave me + 2ord.'here are with us three witnesses better than we are. #shmael%. against whom shall first arise all creatures inferior to man. some five.. + Gabriel%.2ord the whole world. some fifty. God shall say! . and with greatest contumely shall be accused of every creature. 'hen )oses shall say! . some ten.3ho are these three witnesses-. and the saints shall sit near the prophets. that the hair.. and the angel shall then sound the trumpet.'o you alone + God. God shall spea$. testifying before God how they have served these men. some twenty.place. 'hen every one of them shall answer! . (nd then shall they descend into the abyss. but they shall be . 'hen shall each pass to the right hand of God% ne0t to whom shall sit the )essenger of God. call them. and shall therefore be freed from many sins.% and he who spea$s to you shall say! . 'hen shall the )essenger of God spea$. God shall give to his )essenger a boo$. and they shall in li$e manner be abused and accused. 'ruly # say to you. #hapter 01 God shall open the boo$ in the hand of his )essenger. and the prophets shall sit near him. because God shall say to them! .. and how the same have outraged God and his creatures. (fter that shall be called to &udgment all the unbelievers and reprobates. + cursed ones.. (nd when the )essenger of God has said this. and every louse a man shall have borne for love of God shall be turned into pearl.2ord who are your *witnesses-. 'he angel shall call his followers.1ell is your dwelling. saying! . (nd in the boo$ shall be written the glory of paradise. + 2ord-. David%. )oses%.
'hen shall God cause to return to earth every living soul inferior to man. should have no pity on reprobates that day. their wic$edness. and he that commits two sins merits two hells. 'he one is. shall see again that earth. how is it to be understood that the sword of )ichael is 6as7 heavy as ten hells. 9ach of them shall demand &ustice..+ "eter. and (dam 6shall deride7 all reprobate men! and this shall be because the elect shall rise again so perfect and united to God that they shall not conceive in their minds the small6est7 thought against his &ustice. how the &ust shall laugh at the destruction of sinners. lice sooner than gold. But that which they as$ shall not be granted to them.. one deeper than the other. rest.#s there more than one hell-. for # their creator did employ all created things in their service and in all things have they dishonoured me. 'herefore in one hell the reprobates shall feel punishment as though they were in ten.Behold. and above all the )essenger of God.1ave you not heard what David the prophet says. truly the &ustice of God is great. 3ho. on that day # shall demand &ustice without mercy against those who despise my words. and tomorrow tell us what hell is li$e. that if the world $new his it would choose the hair. in going. he shall send the impious to hell.'he other is. + my friend. our glorious God. shall cause atan to suffer as though he were in ten hundred thousand hells.+ 2ord God. and forgot God. therefore. 'he )essenger of God shall answer!. #t is most &ust. # your servant before all as$ &ustice against them. and he who goes to the deep shall suffer greater punishment. #hapter 03 3hile Jesus was spea$ing the disciples wept bitterly. who is full of mercy and pity. and today this discourse has made you sad% therefore. 'ruly. 'hen "eter answered! . #hapter 09 1ell is one. we pray you. . you do not $now what you say.. in whose presence # stand.. Jesus answered! . we desire to $now two things.#t is true. Jesus replied! . saying! # saw the man who put his hope in his strength and his riches. ?et has it seven rooms or regions. # say to you. (nd he having said these words. how it is possible that the )essenger of God. 3herefore shall they say! . 2ord. to which dogs and horses and other vile animals shall be reduced.shirt sooner than purple. + my disciples.. cause us also to return to that earth. stones and sand shall cry out against the impious. that spiders and flies. .truly # say to you. and the rest each one according to his wic$edness. with all the elect of God no. or in a hundred or in a thousand% and the omnipotent God. for he that commits but one sin merits hell. 3hen all have been e0amined. (s God lives. (nd Jesus wept many tears.rewarded for their patience and their poverty. seeing that they are of the same clay as himself. that (braham shall deride his father. and. you tell me to rest% + "eter. how great it has been.+ master. and most of all against those who defile my gospel. ?et my words 6are7 true concerning the sword of the angel )ichael. 'hen after he had wept. therefore. fasts sooner than feasts. through his power and by reason of his &ustice. not one of your friends and servants could as$ you to have mercy on them% no. 'ruly # say to you. though now # weep for pity of man$ind.. and shall deride him with these words. 6or7 else you would not have spo$en thus.+ master. all the angels and prophets. John spo$e! . that # have no mercy on them. and shall demand &ustice. why say # the elect. God shall say to his )essenger! . and in it the damned shall suffer punishment eternally.
therefore in summer shall he beg. 'here was a man who gave money to his neighbours that they might trade with it. he who would describe the misery of hell must have seen the paradise of God*s delights. father and mother. and 6the7 concord of sweet song shall seem to them< 1ow sic$ shall raging hunger. costly raiment. which yet shall not temper their flames< 3hat gnashing of teeth and sobbing and weeping< . says! 'heir flame shall not be 8uenched nor their worm die. with his disciples. how loathsome delicate meats. 'hus he see$s to ma$e man sin. that rest in this present life is the poison of piety and the fire which consumes every good wor$. do it without rest.. weeping said! 'hen lightning and bolts and brimstone and great tempest shall rain upon them. burning flames.or the Jordan has less water than the tears which shall flow from their eyes every moment... that if God should place in one balance all the pain which all men have suffered in this world and shall suffer till the Day of Judgment. 'ruly # say to you. (nd then Jesus uttered a lamentable groan. and their Creator.#t is true that he says! 'he idle will not wor$ the soil for fear of the cold.'ruly # say to you. + what cruel fire they shall give to miserable sinners< + what bitter cold. if he $new that a thief meant to brea$ into his house. according to the 2aw of God written in the Boo$ of )oses% and then they prayed. who is blessed for ever.. with all the prophets. of which Job. 'hen Jesus said! . with their. said! A . #hapter 10 1ell is one. scorching cinders. saying! . as winter is contrary to summer. (nd the disciples. the most innocent friend of God! (s the bird is born to fly. 'hen Jesus. and in the other 6balance7 one single hour of the pain of hell. for imagine a man suffering torments in every part of his body.or # tell you in truth. + miserable sinners. (nd some traded well. # hate rest above all things. so that they doubled the money. and cold to heat. seeing 6Jesus7 sad did not spea$ at all to him that day. said! 'here is no order there.'ruly. 'ruly # say to you. would not this be great pain-. that if man would act as the merchant he should have no fear in that day.None surely% for he would watch and stand prepared to slay the thief. 6(nd for this reason7 he said! (ll that your hand can do. the friend of God. but each stood terror. it is better never to have been formed than to suffer such cruel torments. and is contrary to paradise. would sleep. 'herefore. Do you not $now then that atan is as a roaring lion that goes about see$ing whom he may devour. but the others from the hand of devils. . But some used the money in the service of the enemy of him who gave them the . 'he disciples answered! . (nd David our father. but is moc$ed by everyone% tell me. Jesus washed himself. and cruel torments with bitter weeping ma$e them<. God*s prophet. against the reprobate. 'heir tongues shall curse all created things. and the profit should be divided in a &ust proportion.'his is a delight 6in comparison7 to hell. because he would be well prepared. soft couches. who has no one to show him compassion.'he greatest. has reproved sloth. for the worldly 6tribulations7 come from the hand of man. + place accursed by God*s &ustice for the malediction of the faithless and reprobate. #hapter 11 1aving said this. who are utterly without compassion. 1ave you forgotten how olomon. opening his mouth after the evening 6prayer7. the reprobates would without doubt choose the worldly tribulations. man is born to wor$. but everlasting fear< (nd #saiah the prophet.struc$ at his words. (nd what says Job.3hat father of a family.
)aster. they cry with the mouth not with the heart% they abstain from meats. 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$ed that God. not to wor$% they preach to others against that which they do themselves. (nd he preaching there. many fast and give alms.3hy did you not say! . why desire you to destroy it. (s God lives. and the body is the shop! wherefore what it receives from outside. But let thought. these do not $now God with their hearts% for if they $new him they would love him% and since whatsoever a man has he has received it from God. Jesus answered! . (s God lives. that people was converted to repentance. .+ madmen that you are.(ssuredly he will reward those who traded well. and received by a fish and cast up near to Nineveh. #hapter 1+ (fter certain days Jesus passed near to a city of the amaritans% and they would not let him enter the city. (nd the money is love. 6man7 living well in this world. nor would they sell bread to his disciples. #hapter 1* 'hen Jesus said! . 3herefore said James and John! . ee then that with your love you do not sell nor buy the small thought by which d wor$ be all for you cannot profit. seeing their e0ample. with life itself. . seeing that every man has in himself cause for the vengeance of God.. (nd again the things which he buys he is fain to ma$e a profit% for if he perceives that he will lose thereby he will not sell. spea$ing evil of him.or those who live well double their money by their e0ample.or all creatures united together could not create a single new fly from nothing. God may have praise. the neighbour is God. is bought and sold by it. . and love of God% for so shall you find safety in that day. said the disciples. wherefore God caused him to be cast into the sea. no. master. speech. so that God had mercy on them. who by their sins halve what God has given them. so that. because sinners. 'ell me now. that we pray to the 2ord our God that this people may be converted to . not to his own brother. he would fain for fear of the people have fled to 'arsus%. that you so spea$. and this it is to create. assuredly no. whose end is abominable before God% because they cleanse the body and not the heart. may it please you that we pray God that he send down fire from heaven upon these people-. in order that they may be held good% they study that they may $now to spea$. (nd then he will punish them according to the 2aw. Now tell me.1e who would live well should ta$e e0ample from the merchant who loc$s up his shop.. who has given to man all that he has. even so should he spend all for the love of God. blaspheming God and giving offence to others tell me what shall be their punishment-. 'hus then should you do% for in truth your soul is a merchant. but against the others his anger shall vent itself in reproaches. 'ruly # say to you.money.. But wic$ed sinners. when the neighbour shall call the debtors to account how shall the matter go. have you created this city with this people. in whose presence my soul stands. 3oe to them that call for vengeance% for on themselves it shall come. many study and preach to others. and selling guards it day and night with great diligence. #f the blessed God who has created this city now sustains it. having called Jonah %the prophet to send him to that city. and man the glory of paradise. through the senses.)ay it please you. are converted to repentance% wherefore men who live well shall be rewarded with a great reward. that many ma$e ablutions and go to pray. by their lives spent in the service of atan the enemy of God. and fill themselves with sins% they give to others things not good for them.?ou $now not by what spirit you are led.#t shall be without measure. and thus are condemned by their own tongue.
praying for their persecutors.Now how can he be of sane mind who separates himself from God. nor of him who afflicts you% but consider how much for your sins you are worthy to receive at the hand of the devils of hell. o be it. (nd thus it was% for God saw the patience of David and delivered him from the persecution of his own son. eight years sic$ with a grievous infirmity. and present gifts to those who persecute you and stri$e you much% because.or tell me.Now what said David to those who would fain have $illed himei. if a brother were stric$en with frenzy.or this reason a great number of sic$ persons remained beside the pool.let him curse me. #hapter 10 'he "assover drew near. + man. so Jesus..(s God lives. . 'hus did Jeremiah. Daniel. + Joab. .or have you helped them to reap it.. by decree of the impious $ing. 9ze$iel. + 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. who too$ from him his wife. had compassion on the sic$ man. is there anyone who would brea$ his head for the sa$e of tearing the cloa$ of his enemy. + my disciples. #saiah. who is your enemy. (nd Jesus answered! . 'hus did (braham %for "haraoh%. 'ell me. 'ell me. o Jesus. accursed of God. 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. are these people your slaves. David the prophet.3hat is it to you.(ssuredly no% for you are strangers in this land. 'hus did (bel when his brother Cain. ?ou are angry with this city because it would not receive us. do you not $now that himei cursed the servant of God. + man. (nd the bath was so called because every day the angel of God troubled the water. who had been there thirty. what shall be da one to you.penitence-. to pray to God for those who do evil. . + man. which had five porticoes. (nd Jesus saw there an impotent man.. a sinner is of infirm mind when he persecutes a man. 3hat thing is this then that you say-. but only struc$ with infirmity.have you given them their corn. that you would $ill himei. for this is the will of God. nor sell bread to us. and said to him! . (bsalom. #hapter 1. + sinner. 3herefore. and whom therefore. and whoever first entered the water after its movement was cured of every $ind of infirmity. the head of his soul.'ell me. the angel of God did not slay. (nd he went to the pool called "robatica. he was slain in the 'emple. slew him. we have sinned% may God have mercy on us. in order that he may in&ure the body of his enemy. (ssuredly not a leaf stirs without the will of God.(ssuredly your body. who will turn this curse into a blessing. 'hus did =echariah when. went up to Jerusalem.2ord.. and threw stones at him. and David.and if they endured all with patience. and every one who praises you. what shouldst you do. (ssuredly this is the proper act of a disciple of mine. with his disciples.have you given them this city. when you are in tribulation do not thin$ of how much you have borne. if the saints and prophets of God have been persecuted and defamed by the world even though they were innocent. and poor men. with all the friends of God and holy prophets. who are worthy of hell'ell me. 'he two disciples answered! . $nowing this by divine inspiration. 3herefore if you were of sane mind you would $iss the hand of those who revile you. in whose presence my soul stands.Do you want to be made whole-. But tell me..
3ith the tongue atan blessed our first parents.# do not $now his name. o did four hundred false prophets bless (hab% but false were their praises. so that the faith and obedience of our father (braham. your victims are abominable to me. and give them a new heart. but give to your God a share of that which he has given you*% and you do not tell them of the origin of sacrifice. brother. even the angels are not faultless in God*s presence. and suc$s up ini8uity even as a sponge suc$s up water. . (nd Jesus said! . 'he priest was silent. praising God. 1e answered! . . the friend of God. be whole% rise and ta$e up your bed. not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers. God of our fathers. so that those who come to sacrifice believe that God eats coo$ed flesh 6in the manner of7 a man. priests and 2evites< because you have corrupted the sacrifice of the 2ord. But God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! :emove from me these your sacrifices. have mercy upon this impotent man. what reward shall God give us in paradise-. (nd you have the $ey and do not open! rather you bloc$ the road for those who would . (nd he turned to his disciples.#n God*s name. 'hen the impotent man arose. and do not $now that God alone is good. and went to his house praising God. +thers said! .'ruly # say to you.. you teach well and truly% tell me therefore. and carried his bed upon his shoulders. 1e answered! . whereas he who has done this thing is a wic$ed man.No. ! and all this shall be because you do not wal$ now in his 2aw. saying! . nothing is more perilous than speech. #hapter 11 +ne of them came to him. *"ic$ up your bed. o did Goliath bless the "hilistines.?ou call me good. that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father (braham.2ord our God. o did the sages of 9gypt bless "haraoh. Jesus answered! . 'hen as$ed they him! .. and a great multitude drew near to him to hear his words 6for which reason7 the priests were consumed with envy. being confounded. those that bless you deceive you.. so that the praised one perished with the praisers. and said! ... 'hen Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said! . but the outcome of his words was miserable.*. (nd as he says in 9ze$iel the prophet! God shall ma$e a new covenant with his people..3ho is he-. said! ( child of a day old is not clean% yes.'he impotent man answered! .Good master.or you say to them! *Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the 'emple of your God. o among themselves they said! . because they deceive you. 3herefore not without cause did God say by #saiah the prophet! + )y people. for 6Jesus the Nazarene7 is a holy one of God. 3oe to you. (nd Jesus went into the 'emple.#t is the abbath day% it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.or so said olomon! 2ife and death are in the power of the tongue. scribes and "harisees< 3oe to you.Beware of those who bless you. 'hose who saw him cried! . ir. with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him. should never be forgotten. for he causes the sabbath to be bro$en. and do not eat it all. #hapter 17 .1e that made 6me7 whole said to me. (nd having said this. but while # am coming 6to the water7 another steps down before me and enters. and go your way to your home. . Jesus said! .or the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spo$e by 1osea the prophet. when the angel troubles the waters # do not have anyone to put me into it. even as Job. )oreover he said! 'he flesh attracts sin. which they did nott and he shall ta$e from them a heart of stone.#t must have been Jesus the Nazarene. saying! # will call chosen the people not chosen..
.# will spea$ to you by a parable that you may understand. in whose presence # stand. 'hen Jesus said! . prepares to defend them% contrariwise. tay. 'hey all replied! . drowned "haraoh. . despised the medicines. 'he priest was departing to report everything to the high priest..+ doctors. when he sees the wolf coming. Now when the $ing heard this. (nd Jesus continued. what did he do to so impious a man-. saying! . #hapter 19 (s God lives.3oe to him. (nd the $ing conceived a great love for the sic$ man. if the God of our fathers were your God you would not have thought of saying! . but for fear of the common people they spo$e not a word. abused his wife. who stood near the sanctuary. tell me. + priests< (nd how do you dishonour God with your manner of life< (nd now you as$ me! . but you desire not to serve God in truth. in whose presence # stand. the hireling when he sees the wolf leaves the sheep and flees.3hat will God give us in paradise-.3hat will God give me-. 'here was a $ing who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves%. who found #srael in this world full of miseries.wal$ in it.# have nourished slaves and e0alted them. and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him. through your offence. and scribes. spo$e evil of the $ing. but you desire not to go forth to war! you desire fair clothing li$e women. and you high... and to this end am # sent to you. but truth. 3hat then shall . and discomfited an hundred and twenty $ings of the Canaanites and )adianites% he gave him his laws. who tended him. he was wont to say! . #hapter 13 ?ou as$ me to tell you what God will give us in paradise. # proclaim to you what God has said to you by his prophet #saiah! . so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage.+ priests. for # will answer your 8uestion. ?ou desire horses li$e $nights. and harden not your heart. + priests. ma$ing him heir of all that 6land7 wherein our people dwells. 'he priests were consumed with rage at this speech. But you would have said. (nd he had compassion on him. . (nd our God conceived such love for him that for the sa$e of the people of #srael he smote 9gypt. and this they did with all diligence. but Jesus said! . Now assuredly this $ing was most merciful% but the man beat the slaves. and gave him therefore to his servants Joseph. repent and turn to God even as our fathers did after sinning. (nd when the $ing re8uired any service.But how does #srael bear himself.1ow many prophets has he slain% how many prophecies has he contaminated% how has he violated the 2aw of God! how many for that cause have departed from God and gone to serve idols. ( shepherd who has a floc$ of sheep. 3herefore # say to you. you will not receive adulation from me. and "harisees. but they have despised me. and you desire not to cultivate the 9arth% you desire the fishes of the sea. and cruelly punished him. + scribes. ?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.3hat will the $ing give me as reward-. as did David his prophet! 3hat shall # give to God for all that he has given to me. (s God lives. 'ruly # say to you that those who thin$ of the wages do not love the master. and caused his vassals to rebel against him. who had wounded him to death. and made him his heir.. )oses and (aron. but you desire not the burden of the republic% and you desire tithes and first fruits as priests.'he $ing is our God. + "harisees.priest that hear my voice. but you desire not to go a fishing% you desire honour as citizens. but you desire not to spin and nurture children% you desire the fruits of the field. for the $ing deprived him of all.
and with anger rebu$ed him. raised his eyes to heaven and said! . 'he spirit departed and the dumb man spo$e. saying that Jesus was the God of #srael.?ou are Christ.. in order that this people may $now that you have sent me... seeing their faith.2ord God of our fathers. saying! . who was come to visit his people. (nd having said this Jesus went out of the 'emple. but the scribes said! . son of God. blasphemy against the 1oly pirit is without remission in this and in the other world% because the wic$ed man of his own will reprobates himself. (fterwards Jesus departed and went into Galilee. in order that this vain opinion which the common fol$ began to hold concerning him might be e0tinguished. nor to any prophet. the eleven and "eter weeping.But $now you not that God has created all things of nothing with one single word. 'hen Jesus said! . (s God lives. 'hen was Jesus angry.9very $ingdom divided against itself destroys itself. (nd he was fain to cast away "eter% whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him. for # have won from God a great curse against those who believe this. 3hereupon. how shall his $ingdom stand. saying! . ome say that you are 9li&ah. because God would reprobate you<. #hapter 70 Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the "assover. saying! . #f in the power of atan. + blessed 2ord our God.3oe to those who suffer themselves to be deceived of atan<. "eter answered! . because you are the devil and see$ to cause me offences (nd he threatened the eleven. the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people. $nowing the reprobation.#f our God willed not to show himself to )oses his servant. 3hereupon every one was filled with fear. others Jeremiah. (nd when Jesus had said this.'ruly # say to you that God will give you a place where you will have every evil without any good...3hat do men say of me-. they testify that # cast out atan in the power of God.. by the wor$ing of atan.God do with you.#n the power of Beelzebub. Jesus besought God for "eter. seeing you desire here every good without any evil. how shall God have li$eness to man.Now. will you thin$ that God should show himself to this faithless generation. began to stir up the common people. and entered into the borders of Caesarea "hilippi. there was brought to him a demoniac who could not spea$ nor see. Jesus answered! . who cast him not away. prince of the demons. and saying! . 3hereupon Jesus. o be it. and was deprived of hearing. have mercy on this sic$ man and give him health. (nd the common people magnified him. and saw with his eyes.Beware that never again you say such words. #hapter 71 .(nd you% what say you that # am-.. and house falls upon house. nor to 9li&ah whom he so loved. he casts out the demons.3oe to you if you believe this. he as$ed his disciples. atan be cast out. "eter wept and said! .2ord. saying! . from the man.(nd if your sons cast out atan with the scripture that olomon the prophet gave them. but again rebu$ed him saying! . # have spo$en foolishly% beseech God that he pardon me. for they brought all the sic$ fol$ whom they could gather together. so be it. and all men have had their origin out of a piece of clay. and Jesus having made prayer gave to all their health! whereupon on that day in Jerusalem the :oman soldiery..#n the power of the name of God our 2ord. 'hen Jesus said! . (nd having said this. evil one.Begone and depart from me. (nd having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart. depart. 'hey said! . and others one of the old prophets..
God has visited us by his prophet.. But as servant of God # can beseech him for the sins of others! and so # have besought him for this sic$ man. whereby he shall be $nown of one elect of God. 'hen Jesus said! .. for your sins are forgiven you. Jesus answered! . and # am sure that God has heard my prayer. saying! . wherefore will you forsa$e us. 'hereupon they magnified God. and they said! . (nd this he said of Judas. and then he said! . for many more were slain by )oses. and Joshua. sic$ of the palsy. and glorified God. but will come some years after you. neither be you fearful! for # have not created you.+ master. the holy God. (s for me. the God of (braham and his sons. saying! . and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth. this is not the hour for you to $now him. when my gospel shall be annulled. #hapter 7* (t night Jesus spo$e in secret with his disciples. the living God. 'hen the common people besought Jesus that he would beseech God for the sic$ who stood outside. 9very one was offended hearing this. and so he will send his )essenger. had himself let down by sheets in front of Jesus. 2et the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters. brother. over whose head will rest a white cloud.2ord God of hosts. tell me. rise up healed<. Jesus laid his hands upon the sic$ fol$. the servant of God. 3hereupon every one answered! .2et not your heart be troubled. (nd this having been said. said! . 3ith tears drew near to Jesus he who writes this saying! . 3hereupon with diligence sought they the sic$ and brought them to him. for many false prophets shall come. 1e shall come with great power against the ungodly.Jesus having arrived in his own country. and reported to them all that Jesus spo$e.(s God lives.+ master. having lifted up his hands. (nd when Jesus had said this the sic$ man rose up healed. but soon will be wic$ed one reveal himself. saying! . 'ruly # say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood. that we may $now him. and a great prophet has God sent to us. 'hen wept the apostles. and... beseeching him that he would touch them with his hands.. and slew the children% for to an old wound . and when he shall be grown up he shall ta$e her in his hands.(nd who is this who forgives sins-. insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. (t that time God will have mercy on the world. Jesus stood for a moment in hesitation. had himself carried up to the roof of the house in which Jesus was. # am now come to the world to prepare the way for the )essenger of God. and there shall not perish of you save he that lays snares for me. because # shall depart from the world. that never will die% having mercy upon them<.'ruly # say to you that atan desires to sift you as wheat% but # have besought God for you. # am not able to forgive sins. (nd so great was the multitude that a certain rich man. But beware that you be not deceived. 3herefore.. who is he that should betray you-. but God our creator who has created you will protect you. who shall ta$e my words and contaminate my gospel. Jesus answered! .1e will not come in your time. that you may $now the truth. who shall bring salvation to the world. # say to this sic$ man! .#t is much better that we should die than be forsa$en of you<..ear not. and they all received their health. 3hereupon Jesus went out to them. who spared not the cities which they burnt. 'hen said (ndrew! . Jesus answered. and # shall be $nown to be true% and he will e0ecute vengeance against those who shall say that # am more than man. not being able to get himself carried through the door. but God alone forgives. it was spread through all the region of Galilee how that Jesus the prophet was come to Nazareth.(men. (nd it re&oices me because that through him our God shall be $nown and glorified. the true God. and having caused the roof to be uncovered. nor is any man..)aster tell us some sign.#n the name of the God of our fathers. saying! .. because the angel Gabriel said to him how that Judas had hand with the priests.+ Barnabas. and shall be by him manifested to the world..
how 6did7 atan sin. my son. that are come to fear the 2ord. #hapter 7+ . .urely not. but for them that shall believe the gospel. John answered! . in whose presence my soul stands.. # will not forget you. that he sin not against God his creator. atan does 6the same7. and shall reprove him who use the world amiss. for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin. as says the prophet olomon. enter there or place his goods in it. Jesus answered! . it is necessary. 3ith all your $eeping. Now how cautious ought men to be.one applies fire. that . if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell.(ssuredly yes. 6said7! # will dwell in them. that if atan shall try whether you be friends of God% because no one assails his own cities if atan should have his will over you he would suffer you to glide at your own pleasure% but because he $nows that you be enemies to him he will do every violence to ma$e you perish. so that they shall not come near you.But what shall # say. which is God*s dwelling... (s God lives. 'ruly # say to you.Can a mother forget the child of her womb. because God has heard my prayer. '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$e other men. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared..(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes. that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all. that when she forget. for he will be against you as a dog that is chained. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast.. as says David his prophet! . .. (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah.urthermore. who shall fear atan. not only for us.#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one. having for guard the angels and for protection the living God. who shall $eep your ways.?ou. all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed. so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw.+ master. . our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us. e0amining his thoughts.1e has said by #saiah! .. 'ell me. and ten thousand on your right hand. But fear not you. . would you let "ilate. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water. 'ruly # say to you. truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come.1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets. Now tell me. $eep your heart-. 'he first is when he tempts by himself.'ruly # say to you. as )oses his servant. tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man.But # say to you. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man.Nevertheless. saying! .#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man. that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money. #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear. his enemy. our father David says.God shall give his angels charge over you..# give to you understanding.'ell me. ( thousand shall fall on your left hand.. prepare your soul for temptations. that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears. 'he second is when he tempts with words and deeds by means of his servants% the third is when he tempts with false doctrine% the fourth is when he tempts with false visions. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you. with thoughts. then. when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. 'hen how much less . but passes into the heart. Not without cause. Now tell me.
insomuch that the vineyard of the third bore much. in order that we may not <fall into temptation-. and man receives for it the eternal fires in his service. #t is not in any wise enough for any one to $now evil in order to escape it. now. and the second is to tal$ little! for idleness is a sin$ wherein is gathered every unclean thought. but also that the soul be occupied with prayer. 1e is atan. and led them to his vineyard. . whether the silver is good or false. Jesus answered! . but much more those who do not $now him. who is he who e0amines a thought as the ban$er a silver coin. spending his time solely in tal$ing. necessary not only your wor$ing should hold the body occupied.. wherefore none that $new him would go to till his fields. But the second left his vineyard uncultivated.. 'he lord answered! .. what ought we to do to thin$ little. #hapter 71 # tell you for an e0ample. said! *# will go to the mar$et. to corrupt the flesh% 6thoughts7 of earthly love to corrupt the love of God. therefore.+ fool.+ master. 6thoughts7 conformed to the world. 'here was a man who had three vineyards. 1e turns it over much in his hand. which we ought to follow% and the weight of the thought is the love of God by which all ought to be done.No one. 'he first is to e0ercise yourselves much. and found many strangers who were standing in idleness. # $now not how your vineyard ought to be cultivated! therefore # have not received any fruit this year. +ur God has given you your heart to $eep. 3hereupon the enemy will bring there impious thoughts against your neighbour.ought you let atan enter into your heart. . how is the e0amination of a thought li$e to 6that of7 a coin-. which is his dwelling. who $nows well how to cultivate the land. that you has not as$ed counsel of my second vinedresser.'wo things are necessary for you. 3herefore he has gone forth from paradise.* 'his man went forth from his house. do you dwell alone in the world. 'o them he spo$e. +bserve. (ssuredly he sets to his labours those who stand in idleness whoever they be. (h.2ord. or place his thoughts 6in your heart7. and had no money. Bartholomew answered! . and too much tal$ing is a sponge which pic$s up ini8uities..# tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who paid ill. 'ell me. 61e considers7 whether the image of Caesar is right. the first said! . Jesus answered! .+ master.place to find idle ones who are doing nothing. 'he right image is the e0ample of the holy ones and prophets. that one who pays ill% for he gives labour. li$e a wic$ed man. and will therefore come to till my vines..'he good silver in the thought is piety. #t is. therefore.or it needs never to cease from prayer. because every impious thought comes of the devil. as he told him. and goes in search of labourers. 6how7 the ban$er considers 6his7 money.Certain it is that you shall pay me. mad world< 1ow prudent you are in your business% in the last day you will reprove and &udge the servants of God of negligence and carelessness. and whether it is of due weight. 3hen the time was come for paying the rent to the lord of the vineyard. #hapter 70 'hen said James! . But truly none that $new him and had wor$ for his hands went thither. Because the first $new not how to cultivate the vineyard the vineyard brought forth only leaves. for without doubt your servants are more prudent than the servants of God. . which he let out to three husbandman. but it behoves to wor$ at good in order to overcome it. 3hereupon he. 'he second taught the third how the vines ought to be cultivated% and he most e0cellently hear$ened to his words% and he cultivated his.
'he second came. would not he be mad-. not only to see the light. but he needs must sweat a shirt every day who wills to ma$e it bring forth its fruit.ure it is. + man.. (nd how shall your vineyard of your vinedresser bear fruit. which is worse. (gainst them even the stones shall cry out. that leaves the sword and carries the scabbard to fight< Now. 6while7 # who cannot tal$ so much have given you the rent for two years. that all $nowledge has for end that wisdom which wor$s all it $nows. but with his hands should choose unclean things and eat those. + wor$ers of ini8uity. 3hereupon the lord called the third and with wonder said! . your vineyard is bac$ward because # have not pruned the wood nor wor$ed up the soil% but the vineyard has not borne fruit. 'hen Jesus said! .. said the disciples. #hapter 77 'ruly # say to you.(nd so you have wrought a great wor$ in not cutting away the wood and levelling the vineyard. my vinedresser< 3here are the fruits that you owe me. taught you perfectly to cultivate the vineyard which # let out to you. for # will not that you wor$ longer at my vineyard% it is enough for you that # give you your debt.. ..2ord.. if he does nothing but waste the time in tal$ing.(s God lives. wherefore there is owing to you a great reward<. assuredly. in order that he may pass safely to the inn+ miserable world. 1ow then can it be that the vineyard # let out to him should not have borne fruit. but. $now you not that he who wal$s by night desires light.+ lord. that it li$es not clear water to drin$.. to whom # let out the second vineyard. 'he second answered! .. employs it for evil. . saying! . + lord. is li$e to him who should use the gifts as instruments to slay the giver. 'he third answered! . 'he lord was wroth.?ou said to me that this man. and with your affection desire the world% with your understanding $now the delights of paradise. to whom the lord said! .. + lord. o does the ungodly who wor$s ill% for he hates the light lest his evil wor$s should be $nown. #hapter 73 . and with your wor$s choose the miseries of hell.?es. with your own tongue you condemned yourselves. that if he had put into practice his own words.. but rather to see the good road. and never was willing to set him free for prayers of his friends. because it desires not to see its own ugly face. we have preached and taught by your 2aw. that with your understanding $now heaven. and not only wor$s not well. 'ell me. since you $now well how to prune the vines. not only wiliest not to go. wic$ed one.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. he would have given you the rent of the vineyard for five years.3hen you preached to others.'ruly # say to you. . the vines are not cultivated by tal$ing only. that on the day of &udgment many shall say to God! . But he who receives wisdom. and with your hands choose earth% with your understanding $now God.(nd having said this he condemned him to wor$ in prison until he should pay his lord% who moved with pity at his simplicity liberated him.(ssuredly. but. now has our God given us the 2aw for $nowing or for wor$ing. saying! .Begone. seeing it is all one soil.'ell me.2ord. . . and said with scorn to the vinedresser.. (nd then he put him into prison under the $eeping of a cruel servant who beat him every day. the vineyard that # let out to you must needs have borne much fruit. 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.3elcome. which is worse. so # cannot pay you. if one were sitting at table and with his eyes beheld delicate meats. (nd having called his servants he had him beaten without any mercy. have despised the light< 'rue is the proverb of the camel. said Jesus..+ mad beyond all madmen are you. Brave soldier.
'ruly # say to you that our God in creating man not only created him righteous. but rather will he love him more than those to whom he has given the 2aw. that bread is not so good for the temporal life as is learning for the eternal life.'ruly # say to you. yet is it not e0tinguished. for he is sure to lose eternal life. 3hether. then. . nor (braham% nevertheless they became holy ones and prophets.+ master.. that God had not compassion on the fall of atan. by serving God well! &ust as it is necessary that he who has his eyes diseased should be guided and helped. if not sooner. #hapter 79 James answered! . Jesus answered! . that he who is of the bridegroom*s house does not need to be invited to the marriage. as are the nations.. because he dwells in the house where the marriage is held% but they that are far from the house. it is good not to learn. +h. /now you not that it is a precept of God to learn. unhappy he who despises wisdom. shall he perhaps despise him. 3hereupon this man said! . But concerning such as $now not the prophet. # tell you that if there shall live in those regions any man who lives as his heart shall show him. . 'ruly. # say to you that he who despises the prophecy despises not only the prophet. Jesus answered! .'heir doctrine is written down. but rather has God given his 2aw in order that man might wor$ good for love of God. surely. we $now that Job learned not from a master. # tell you. man without eyes..or every nation has this desire to serve God. James answered! .. that our God shall preserve from the flames of hell those who wor$ righteousness%. 3herefore at death.. wheresoever they be.'ruly # say to you. "erhaps you thin$ that God has given the 2aw for love of the 2aw. (nd let this suffice you to $now the unhappy condition of him who $nows good and does evil. truly. then is it good not to $now. even if this light be dar$ened after sin. (nd so. so as not to fall into such condition. (nd so if God shall find a man who for love of him wor$s good. (ccordingly it is necessary that a man be taught of the prophets of God.(ssuredly this is not true. (nd having called his servants he made them dig it up and set it in his garden. and at all times meditate thereon. Jesus answered! . and when you sit down. so that it ought to be studied. for they have clear the light to teach the way to go to paradise.. it is a good thing to leave learning aside. God will show him and give him his 2aw with mercy. not doing to others that which he would not receive from others.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. he found among such unfruitful plants a plant that had delicate fruits..(nd how shall the prophets teach us if they are dead% and how shall he be taught who has not $nowledge of the prophets-. Now $now you not that the prophets of God are in the house of God*s grace and mercy. you may now $now. 3herefore. our country. and giving to his neighbour that which he would receive from others. and they shall teach you. 9ven so. such a man shall not be forsa$en of the mercy of God. but inserted in his heart a light that should show to him that it is fitting to serve God.No. for 6the writing7 is to you for a prophet. 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.or thus says God! (s$ of your elders.+ master. as he was wal$ing out one day through such desert land.#f the world is good without the sun. and when you wal$. # 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. (nd of the 2aw says God! ee that my precept be before your eyes. but yet 6had compassion on the fall of (dam%.. and the soul without understanding. 'ruly # say to you. though they have lost God and serve false and lying gods. but despises also God who has sent the prophet. 'hen said (ndrew! .
because where God has sent the prophet it is necessary entirely to deny your own &udgment and to follow the prophet. but whosoever drin$s of the water that # give has thirst no more% but to them that have thirst give they to drin$. who is blessed for evermore. But let not your heart stop there. lo. for they $new that God slew @zzah for having wrongly touched the ar$ of God. a woman of amaria comes to the well to draw water. 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. wherewith he made all things. 'hen Jesus said! ... #hapter 31 'ell me. whereby he offers you eternal life. and said! . (nd having said this Jesus made prayer% and after the prayer he said! .. 'hen said the woman! .(nd at the time of the flood. even as the fire burns dry things and converts them into fire. for you have had five husbands.#hapter 30 ..Go call your husband. who is that servant of 1erod who would not study to please him by serving him with all diligence. insomuch that they come to eternal life. and to both of you # will give to drin$. and not to say! *3hy says he thus.. are you not ashamed that you.3ell have you said the truth.'omorrow we needs must pass into amaria%. but they have despised me. with (nanias. 'he woman answered! . for he made and worshipped false idols. Jesus answered! .'ell me. 'he woman answered! . cythian.. Jesus arrived near the well which Jacob made and gave to Joseph his son. 1e says! . Jesus answered! .Now how should you give me to drin$. hereby perceive # that you are a prophet% therefore tell me.Noah truly found grace before God. 'he woman was confounded hearing this. thirst comes to him again.'hey have not despised you. 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.+ woman. whoever drin$s of the water of this well. 3hereupon Jesus being wearied with the &ourney. Jesus answered! . 2ot abode among the most wic$ed men on earth. Daniel as a child. and studies not but forgets the service of God who has made all things. being an 1ebrew... 'he woman said! . 'hus God commands. (s God lives.3oe to the world that studies only to please a body that is clay and dung. that man ought to spend all the time of his life not in learning how to spea$ or to read. Now tell me. where dwelt Job but in @z among idolaters. (nd.Give me to drin$. (nd so he sat himself down by the well. give me of this your water.. and he whom you now have is not your husband. but in learning how to wor$ well. seeing you have no vessel to draw the water. it is a greater sin to forget the word of God.# have no husband. 'ruly # say to you. and )isael.(s God lives. as$ drin$ of me which am a amaritan woman-. upon the stone of the well.. 9arly on the morning of a certain day. if you $new who he is that as$s you for drin$. for so has said to me the holy angel of God.2ord.)ost grievous would be such a sin.+ woman.* Now what said God to )oses when #srael despised )oses.3hy does he thus forbid and command-* But say! *'hus God wills.Now. Jesus says to the woman! . Jesus answered! .'he disciples trembled hearing this. ma$ing no difference between Jew. Gree$. (nd they said! .. perhaps you would have as$ed of him for drin$. # pray! the 1ebrews ma$e prayer on mount ion in the 'emple built ..'ell me. 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. +ur father (braham had a father without faith. and the well is deep-. (zarias. nor rope. + James. how writes )oses. or #shmaelite.+ 2ord.
that God is spirit and truth. 'hen the disciples stood amazed. A he answered! . how the mountain is white with corn% truly # say to . (nd thus we.. who brought this empty vessel to fill it with water. a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city.+ 2ord. But believe me. ./now you.. o far as # see. (nd they 8uestioned him who writes this %. by his will.. + Barnabas. come and eat.. the 'emple of the 2ord. that the )essiah must come-.)aster. saying! . saying! . and not elsewhere."erhaps some wayfarer has spo$en with Jesus and has gone to find him food.+ woman. (nd God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy.# am indeed sent to the 1ouse of #srael as a prophet of salvation% but after me shall come the )essiah. and live as though there were no God% given over wholly to the pleasures and gains of the world% for this woman in the day of &udgment shall condemn you to hell% for this woman see$s to $now how to find grace and mercy before God. Jesus said! . woman. 'ruly. )oses and 9li&ah and yet another.3e loo$ for the )essiah% when he comes he will teach us.. + woman. have been forty days and forty nights% without any food. and marvelled that Jesus was spea$ing so with a woman. awaiting the issue of the words of Jesus.3oe to you.. and say that only on the mountains of amaria ought worship to be made. #hapter 3+ 3hilst the woman was tal$ing with Jesus came his disciples. Jesus answered! . ?et no one said to him! .# must eat other food. shall by the )essiah be reduced to every year in every place. Jesus said! . 'he disciples answered! . who might have brought food to the master-. and say that there and nowhere else 6men7 find grace and mercy of God.. for you glory..?es.?ou $now not that the true food is to do the will of God% because it is not bread that sustains man and gives him life.3hy spea$ you thus with a amaritan woman%-. and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth. in the 'emple of olomon.. 'hen the woman left her waterpot and ran to the city to announce all that she had heard from Jesus. (nd then through all the world will God be worshipped. and so in spirit and in truth must he be worshipped. Jesus answered! .'here has not been here any other than the woman whom you saw. saying! . sent of God to all the world% for whom God has made the world. 3hereupon.. 'he woman said! . 2ord. Jesus answered! . you amaritans worship that which you $now not..by olomon in Jerusalem. but we 1ebrews worship that which we $now. 'hen answered he who writes! . perhaps you are the )essiah.'he 'emple of the 2ord.1ow far off is the harvest%-. which now comes every hundred years. #hapter 3* 'hen Jesus gave a sigh and wept. 'he woman answered! .'hree months. but rather the word of God. 'hen said the disciples one to another! .. and said! . when the woman was departed.or the promise of God was made in Jerusalem. # say to you. . insomuch that the year of &ubilee. and mercy received. 'hen Jesus re&oiced. (nd our people worship on these mountains. 3ho are the true worshippers-. 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 $now the coming of the )essiah%. Judea.1as there been any one here. (nd turning to the woman he said! .. they said! . (nd lifting up his eyes. 3hereupon Jesus said! .2oo$ now. (nd so for this reason the holy angels eat not. but live nourished only by the will of God.
. #s this true-. and teaching concerning the $ingdom of God%.. uffer him to wait. assuredly% but you would be comforted at seeing your friend in favour with the $ing. (s God lives.# confess you our God alone.3e believe more in his words and miracles than we do in what you said% for he is indeed a holy one of God.'his night shall be in the time of the )essiah. and while praying have mingled with their prayer worldly business. 3ould you be willing then. 'he disciples re&oiced greatly at hearing this.because with the service of God they mingle the service of the world. nor shall ever have end% for by your mercy gave you to all things their beginning.'ruly # say to you.. while you are ma$ing prayer.?ou wash your soul from sins through the mercy of God. 'hey answered! . But what do you when you are ma$ing prayer. doing reverence to our God. because you have more reverence for God than for him.. said Jesus. that today there is a great harvest %to be reaped.#f he shall be offended. would you be offended if he made you to wait-* No. . who is blessed for evermore. if you went to spea$ with a stable boy of 1erod%. because in your infinite goodness you are not sub&ect to motion nor to any accident. believe me he will not be a friend of yours nor a believer. and found him spea$ing into 1erod*s ears. Jesus said! . for no one is so mad as to do this thing. said Jesus. Jesus answered! . but let us ma$e prayer. (fter the prayer of midnight% the disciples came near to Jesus. 'he disciples answered! ..#s it right that your friend should for this cause be offended. teach us some precepts this night.?es. (nd # have heard his voice. .But what if he shall be offended and go his way.Now # tell you that there be in the world greater madmen.. in that we have made prayer in union with the )essenger of God.or the woman having entered into the city had moved all the city. he is a good servant of the evil. the &ubilee every year that now comes every hundred years. #s it then right that you should leave spea$ing with God in order to spea$ with man. do you ta$e care that no unclean thing touch you.No. come and see a new prophet sent of God to the 1ouse of #srael.Believe me that if he shall be offended when you ma$e him wait... 'ell me. 'hen Jesus said! . to spea$ of worldly things. 'herefore # will not that we sleep. saying! .. that every one when he prays spea$s with God. and said! .% and she recounted to them all that she had heard from Jesus. that has not had beginning. so as not to corrupt the good wor$. and by your &ustice you shall give to all an end% that has no li$eness among men. in every good wor$ he that fears God ought to separate himself from the wor$s of the world.or this desires the devil. and therefore each time let us say! .. 'ell me. . a prophet sent for the salvation of those that shall believe on him. 'hen Jesus said! . o much so that many of blameless life have been deceived of atan.+ men. 3hen they were come thither they besought Jesus to abide with them% and he entered into the city and abode there two days. 'hen the disciples trembled. and we are the wor$s of your hand. Jesus answered! . 1ave mercy on us. healing all the sic$. )essenger of God.. what shall we do if when we are ma$ing prayer a friend shall come to spea$ to us-. A'hen said the citizens to the woman! . Bartholomew said%! . and finish the prayer.1ave you ever seen dung mi0ed with balsam-. when he see that we spea$ not with him-..you. and he said to them! .#t is most true. assuredly. . that God should be forsa$en for man. #hapter 31aving made the prayer. for every worldly word becomes dung of the devil upon the soul of him that spea$s. (nd then he pointed to the multitude who had come to see him.'a$e care not to do so.+ master.)aster. for you have created us. when you wash yourselves for prayer. because he spo$e with vehemence of spirit% and they said! .2et us give than$s to God because he has given to us this night great mercy% for that he has made to come bac$ the time that needs must pass in the night. bowing our head a hundred times. 2ord. mighty and merciful. whereupon they have become at that time abominable in the sight of God. but rather an unbeliever and a companion of atan.
1e ought to do as the mariner does with the ship. nor yet his fine words. Jesus said! .3hat ought he to do.But what shall # say to you now. no.#hapter 30 .+ught he to forsa$e him-. /now you wherefore. be you cautious... &ust as one rarely finds a good physician who $nows the sic$nesses and understands to apply the medicines thereto. see that you consider first. (nd so. for you shall be easily deceived. and so shall you easily find the true friend! if he above all things shall fear God..(ssuredly this is impossible.riend means nothing but physician of the soul%. for so shall God adorn 6him7 with greater favour. . 'haddaeus answered! .'ruly # say to you. Beware that you receive not such men for friends. #hapter 31 . but rather as enemy of God. and friend of God! . holy one. Jesus answered! . that he who has found a true friend has found one of the delights of paradise% no. . and shall despise the vanities of the world% if he shall be always occupied in good wor$s. if one go to correct him.+f a thousand whom you $now.. how he despises earthly things. that is not easily found. so also are friends rare who $now the faults and understand how to guide to good. and hinder such wor$. . whosoever see$s to hinder him. 'herefore when you choose you one for friend 4for truly he is supremely poor who has no friend at all5. spea$s well. not his fine family. not his fine clothing. o shall you do with your friend that is worse than you! in those things wherein he is an offence to you. even as he wills to correct you. he serves the devil.2et your friend be such that.But if perhaps a man shall have a friend who is not such as you have said. 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. But herein is an evil. he even becomes his companion. who sails it so long as he perceives it to be profitable. because he serves God. what does such an one-. one be your friend.. and shall hate his own body as a cruel enemy.or the friend will not suffer contradiction against him whom he supremely loves. for 6so7 shall you be an idolater. . leave him if you would not be left of the mercy of God. not his fine house. whose end shall be li$e to their villainy. not $nowing how to love himself. not his fine person. there are friends who invite and aid their friend to err.or the devil attends to nought else but to hinder every good thing. such is the $ey of paradise.. even as the sun that always see$s to chase away the dar$ness. /now you what friend means. who always see$s to hinder evil. but is easily lost. 'ruly # say to you. so he may receive correction% and even as he wills that you should leave all things for love of God. how he loves good wor$s. and above all how he hates his own flesh. not his fine lineage. But love him as a gift that God has given you. But the friend is a singular thing.'hen shall we not be able to love any one. Beware. for that in truth they are enemies and slayers of the soul. if a man $now not how to love God how shall he $now how to love himself% and how shall he $now how to love others. + master. Jesus answered! . 'hen said )atthew! .# will say to you as said olomon %the prophet. whoever hates the creature hates also the creator. . said Jesus. but when he sees it to be a loss forsa$es it. 'he disciples answered! . Nor yet shall you love such a friend in such wise that your love stay in him. (ccordingly.1e does well. and all that God has created is good and perfect.(nd # tell you on the contrary that when one wor$s well or.# will tell you% because he is a creature of God. and choose not for friend one who loves not him whom you love. even so again it may content him that you forsa$e him for the service of God.3hen a man wor$s ill or tal$s ill. But loo$ how he fears God. what is worse.But tell me. that it is not lawful for you to hate anything save only sin! insomuch that you cannot hate even atan as creature of God. under prete0t of aught that is not better.
do li$ewise% for it is better that you go into the $ingdom of heaven with one foot or with one hand.#n the way that you yourself would fain be corrected (nd as you would fain be borne with."eter. saying! . Jesus answered! .'o such has God given the sword for the e0tirpation of ini8uity. "eter answered! . . 'ruly # say to you. and you shall not spea$ with him% insomuch that if you $now where he sets his foot in wal$ing you shall not set your foot there.Certain it is that in a short time # shall be dismembered. put off fleshly prudence and straightway you shall find the truth. and your words shall bear some fruit% but if you shall do it with rigour.. count him for an unbeliever. #f he amend. so bear with others. Jesus reproved him. "eter answered! . and he that helps you to wor$ is your foot. go and tell it to the church% and if he shall not then amend. "eter. + Barnabas. and he that condemns shall be condemned. the bit for the horse.. re&oice.3oe to the world because of offences. . in that you have spo$en thus. as the prince is necessary for the state. with few wor$s. amuel.1ow must # correct him-. that the bath is not so necessary for the body.?ou are become foolish. Jesus called "eter close to him. imon. . #t needs must be that the offence come. "eter said! . with great wor$s.. + master-. and said to him! A . if God helped you not with his grace you would be worse than he. and the tiller for the ship. than with two hands and two feet go into hell. and so many others who passed &udgment.. Joshua. you shall be rigorously punished by the &ustice of God. and shall bear no fruit. 3herefore when such are to you an occasion of sin leave them% for it is better for you to go into paradise ignorant.3oe to princes< for they shall go to hell. Believe me. #hapter 33 . (nd having said this. with stones and iron hammers.#hapter 37 .. But yet woe to that man through whom the offence comes. >essels are bro$en in pieces with iron. because all the world lies in wic$edness.or it is better that you go with one eye only into paradise than with both of them into hell.#f your brother shall sin against you. and olomon. and he that ministers aught to you is your hand.. David. and rich.. when you shall correct your brother you shall say to yourself! .#f God help me not. 'hen said he who writes this! . even times a day-.No. "eter.1ow many times must # forgive my brother. Jesus answered! . and therefore you shall not dwell under the same roof whereunder he dwells... #f your hand or your foot offend you. how must # do this. "eter! 'hose earthen pots wherein the poor coo$ their food they wash them. pluc$ it out. 3herefore. for truly # say to you that every time you shall correct your brother with mercy you shall receive mercy of God.or he that teaches you is your eye. and poor.2ord. things of wood are burned with fire% but man is amended with mercy. Jesus answered! . called "eter! said . 'ell me. than to go into hell wise.Not only seven. go and correct him. 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. #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.(s many times as you would fain be forgiven by him. #f your eye be an offence to you.+ "eter. 9verything that may hinder you from serving God. you shall not eat at the same table whereat he sits. to him shall it be forgiven.But beware that you hold not yourself for better% rather shall you say thus! . Jesus answered! . but seventy times seven you shall forgive him every day% for he that forgives. (nd for what cause did God give )oses. perhaps. assuredly% but rather with hot water. cast it from you as a man casts away everything that hinders his sight. # shall do tomorrow worse than all that he has done today.
they are not able to repent for love of God. God said not! . how ought &udgment to be given. 'hereupon . rather the .. 3herefore this have many accomplished. John..3ait for your brother as long as God waits for him. (nd so the faithful by faith sees all things. more alms. so long as he has a soul beneath his teeth to breathe. because they understood not the meaning. o long as you would be waited for. that the sinner ought to be waited for that he may repent. . seeing that it is the gate of $nowledge-.3hich is the part that you understand not-. (nd so # tell you plainly.'hat many who have made prayer with fastings are damned. 'hen said John! .. who is blessed for evermore. even as the father commands a putrefied member to be cut off from his son.3ait for him so long as he has time to repent. and having washed themselves made prayer to our God. 3herefore atan see$s not to bring to nothing fastings and prayer.Now. 'hen Jesus said! . and the others also.aith is a seal whereby God seals his elect! which seal he gave to his )essenger.. for he ta$es pleasure in seeing man wor$ without receiving pay.#t is time that we say the prayer of the dawn. said "eter. #hapter 90 3hen the prayer was done.'ruly # say to you. # for my part will not remember any more his ini8uities.1ow long must # wait for my brother to repent-. for today will # spea$ to you of all that you have as$ed. and go on pilgrimage.Neither will they understand this. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God.'each us. 'hey answered! . 'he disciples answered! . # will forgive him.Not every one is a &udge! for to the &udge alone it appertains to condemn others. and are damned eternally. . and he opened his mouth and said! Draw near. . 3hereupon Jesus answered! . how shall we abandon the . do alms.Now. Jesus answered! . wherefore faith ought especially to be guarded with diligence. seeing that the .. gave to him before aught else the faith which is as it were a li$eness of God and of all that God has done and said.Not every one will understand this% wherefore spea$ to us more plainly. no rather he incites unbelievers thereto. and so they are damned. ma$e prayer.. 3herefore God. at whose hands every one that is elect has received the faith. (nd it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God."art we understand.. so is the faith one. for it has for foundation God and his word.. + Barnabas.. having created before all things his )essenger. drove men out of "aradise and changed atan from a most beautiful angel into a horrible devil. you would not thin$ ever to cut off your heart from mercy to the sinner. and the safest course will be to abandon the . the mighty and merciful. Jesus answered! . But he ta$es pains with all diligence to bring faith to nought.'hen said he who writes this! .No. and more fasts than do the friends of God. alms and pilgrimages.or so does our God wait for him. 3hereupon they arose.. condemning and pardoning-. #hapter 39 "eter said! . 'hen was "eter sad... Jesus answered! . his disciples again drew near to Jesus. for love of God. that the hypocrites and the Gentiles ma$e more prayers. . said Jesus. and part not. "eter answered! .. Jesus said! .3herefore... is the gate of hell. of the faith.#n that hour that the sinner shall bewail his sins.or even as God is one. Jesus answered! .3herefore.. Jesus answered! .3herefore. But he said! .#f you had sound understanding.. 'hen said John! .3herefore. Jesus answered! . But because they have not faith. and $new that you yourselves were sinners.#n that hour that the sinner shall fast. Do you understand-. better than one sees with his eyes% because the eyes can err% no they do almost always err% but faith errs never. in order that the whole body may not become putrefied. (nd the &udge ought to condemn the guilty.
on his forehead. who 6also7 rode forth to find Jesus. 'hen the governor and the high. brother<* A+n that day. say to its ma$er! . this war 6has been7 aroused by the wor$ of atan. such that the son was against the father.God so wills. (nd when he had said this. hall the earthen vessel. saying! .God has so said. 'hen everyone.or two days they sought him in the wilderness near to 6the7 Jordan. 3hen this was past. as to God. for God has no human similitude. ome said that Jesus was God come to the world% others said! *No. it was necessary that the high. by the word of the holy angel.priest should ride in procession. and we ought to resort to him.% . but they were not 8uietened. o at this everyone was 8uieted% and having laid down their arms they all embraced one another. three armies assembled in )izpeh. that you should say. perhaps. and therefore does not beget sons% but Jesus of Nazareth is a prophet of God. and then believe him. #hapter 9* (t this time. the crowd drew near. and 6he7 said to his disciples! .orgive me. in order to 8uiten the sedition of the people. and forgot to ta$e food to eat. seeing the multitude which covered the ground with people. according to the Boo$ of )oses. o has God done. clothed in his priestly robes. Jesus drew near to the river Jordan. 'hen. + our God<. Jesus marvelled greatly. 'ruly # say to you. 'he governor and the high. + man.+ur God comes<. and the third day they found him. and the brother against the brother.3elcome to you. when Jesus added! . to go to Jerusalem. for the women 6carried7 their children in their arms. . 1erod spo$e to them."erhaps atan has raised sedition in Judea. when he 4with his disciples5 was purifying himself for prayer. according to his word. 3hen they 6saw7 this. but he is a son of God*% and others said! *No. therefore. that near the . 'hen. + Jerusalem% prepare you to receive him< (nd he testified that he had seen Jesus near to 6the7 Jordan. who are you.Brothers.orty Days all Judea was in arms. he reached the city 6and7 moved the whole city saying! +ur God comes. to believe 6whatever7 Jesus said. o great 6was the7 sedition 6that7 arose. we. through the operation of atan.3herefore have you made me to hold water and not to contain balsam-. crying with great gladness 6over and over7 .. Jesus gave a great groan and said! . 6had7 stirred up the 1ebrews. near the hour of midday. and they began to do him reverence. 6had7 gone to )ount inai with Jesus. every one laid this in his heart. (nd he was seen by one of them who believed Jesus to be God.. )ay it please God to ta$e away from atan the dominion which he has over sinners. 'o 8uiet the people. and as$ him to give testimony of himself.priest offered great rewards to whoever should come 6forward and7 announce where Jesus was to be found..3hen you $now that God has said a thing. saying . saying that Jesus was God come to visit them. and when they $new him they began to cry out! . #hapter 91 (t this time there was a great disturbance throughout Judea because of Jesus. so that the city was left empty. . with the holy name of God.% for so doing you shall live safely. and 1erod rode in a similar manner.* 'his 6sedition7 arose because of the great miracles which Jesus did. and the governor "ilate. for Jesus is alive. + God! wherefore have you so done-. 'here Jesus 6and7 his disciples $ept the forty days. it is necessary against every temptation to strengthen yourself with this word. each one of two hundred thousand men that bare sword.priest rode forth and sent a messenger to 1erod.John $ept silence.% . 'he :oman soldiery. went out from the city to see Jesus. the governor and the high. small and great.3herefore have you so said. the teta gramaton 4sic5. saying to one another! *.priest spo$e.
+ #sraelites.or # am a man.# confess before heaven. why have you not 8uieted this sedition. a man. 3hen the governor arrived there. Jesus answered! . born of a woman.)ay God pardon us. + madmen. and do you pray for us. + high priest of God. for # fear 6that7 the earth shall open and devour me with you for your abominable words<. sub&ect to the &udgment of God. (t this the people were filled with terror and began to weep. and the people being 8uieted from their weeping. 3e pray you therefore from our heart. (nd having said this. and some say you are a prophet. Jesus drew near to the priest with reverence. and # call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth.. + priest. my words li$e a sword shall pierce each one 6of them7 that believe me to be more than man.or some say you are God. )ay it please God that there come not upon the holy city great vengeance for this sin. whereby he perceived that there were coming the governor with 1erod and the high.(nd you. some say you are son of God.priest. 3hereupon when God shall come to &udge. handing it over in servitude to strangers%. to wit. with the 2aw of God. that # am a stranger to all that men have said of me. # confess before heaven.Now is Judea so greatly moved over your signs and your teaching that they cry out that you are God% wherefore. Jesus answered! . in whose presence my soul stands. 'hen said the governor and 1erod! . sub&ect to the common miseries. of cold and heat. constrained by the people. so passed into oblivion. Jesus smote his face with both his hands. that you will be content to remove the sedition which is arisen on your account. born of mortal woman. in saying what you have said. + governor. that has moved you to this<. Jesus said again! . 'hen Jesus said! . you have greatly sinned. . deceived of atan<. it is impossible that man should do that which you do% wherefore we understand not that which you say. (s God lives. #hapter 9(nd having said this. even as atan wor$s evil. that # am more than man. + wretched Judea. and call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. priest of the living God< in not against our God<. your God. #hapter 9+ 'hen Jesus.. (nd having said this. + a thousand times accursed atan.(re you also perhaps. gone out of your mind. (nd # fear that God may for this give heavy plague upon the holy city. with 1erod and the priest.or man is li$e a shop. 'hen said the priest! . suffering the miseries of eating and sleeping. .... said! .'ruly you have erred greatly. and they made a circle round about Jesus.'hat which you say is true. he spo$e once more! . and you + $ing. But tell me. every one dismounted. . 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 . # am come here with the :oman governor and $ing 1erod. for God wor$s good in man. Jesus saw a great multitude of horsemen. whereupon arose such a noise of weeping that none could hear what Jesus was saying. ir.Beware of that which you do. 3hereupon once more he lifted up his hand in to$en of silence%."erhaps they also are become mad. but he was wishful to bow himself down and worship Jesus. having lifted his hand in to$en of silence. when Jesus cried out! . wherein whoever enters with his consent wor$s and sells therein. li$e other men. insomuch that the soldiery could not $eep bac$ the people that were desirous to hear Jesus spea$ing with the priest.1ave the prophecies. in calling me. that # am a stranger to all that you have said% seeing that # am man. sub&ect to the &udgment of God% that live here li$e as other men.Get from before me. 'he priest answered! .
Jesus. 'hereupon Jesus.% and suffers not from any deficiency.#t is written there that our God is everywhere. the dust into fleas. (nd # have had a beginning. Jesus said! . 'hen went up Jesus on to one of the twelve stones which Joshua made the twelve tribes ta$e up from the midst of Jordan%. o is it written.9ven so is it written therein. who is blessed for evermore. mortal as are other men. .:epent.. having lifted up his hands.#t is written in the testament and covenant of the living God that our God has no beginning. said the priest.# am Jesus. almighty and merciful. and does all that pleases him.. which covered the ground. you may perceive your sin% for. (nd of 9li&ah every one confesses that he is a man. . Joshua made the sun to stand still. prayed for the holy city and for the people of God... said! . truly. without variableness. o be it. 'hereupon the priest went up thither% to whom Jesus said distinctly. o said olomon the prophet. 2ord our God.. seeing he is incorporeal and uncomposed. and 6am7 such that # cannot create a fly over again. for from all that of which the priest has said that it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. Jesus answered! .#t is written there that God has no need. said the priest.. (nd of Joshua every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. against you% have mercy upon us.. and opened the Jordan. and shall have an end. he said! . o is it.. tay. he slew the first. friends of God. when all #srael passed over there dry shod% and he said with a loud voice! . every one crying! . 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. 'hen Jesus.+ Jesus. Jesus said! . the covenant of God for ever. who stri$es down and ma$es whole.. wherein he drowned "haraoh%. . 'hereupon the people raised their voices weeping. the priest said with a loud voice! . the dew into tempest. 1e made the frogs and mice to come into 9gypt%. and opened the sea. ..#t is written there how that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him. 'he priest answered! . and rain. which # have not yet done. Jesus said! . sleeps not. this is my faith wherewith # shall come to your &udgment! in testimony against every one that shall believe the contrary.. that he would pray for the safety of the holy city. for the 8uieting of our nation.#t is written there that God is invisible and hidden from the mind of man.. +f these things # have wrought none. every one. (nd of )oses. neither shall he ever have an end. seeing that our God is infinite. (nd 6in li$e manner7 very many other prophets. said the priest. that # am a visible man and a morsel of clay that wal$s upon the earth. replied the priest.born. #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. son of )ary. and the light into dar$ness.. for we need to $now who you are. (nd turning himself towards the people. forasmuch as he eats not. said the priest.. (nd they prayed Jesus. 9li&ah made fire to come visibly down from heaven. #hapter 91 3hen the prayer was ended. and that there is not any other god but he. Jesus said! . o is it. Jesus said! . . so that everyone might hear! .3e have sinned.9ven so it is. which # have not done.with a rod made the water turn into blood.2ord our God. . who in the power of God have wrought things which cannot be grasped by the minds of those who $now not our God... and said! . holy men..(men.. having lifted up his hands. . . that our God in his anger should not give it over to be trodden down of the nations.2et our priest go up into a high place whence he may confirm my words..
Jesus answered! . and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world.3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise. in whose presence my soul stands. saying! . insomuch that . with the governor and the $ing.. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed. 'he priest answered! .. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth.1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-.. and what sign shall reveal his coming-. but indeed # am not he. 'hen Jesus said! . #hapter 97 Jesus answered! . . and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel. for so has God promised to (braham our father.(s God lives. because in our time shall not this sedition be any more. and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men.#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah. and shall bring to the world the mercy of God. 1e shallbring with him the mercy of God for salvation of them that shall believe in him. 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation..'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. whereof # ma$e you a present.. are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-. and your word shall be true. God said! . whereat # sorrow. + Jesus.#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth. 'hen said the priest! . even as God promised to our father (braham. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world.@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen.By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. and placed it in a celestial splendour. # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills..3ith your words # am not consoled. holy one of God. 'he priest answered! . 3herefore # say to you. saying! . who shall destroy every false opinion of me.(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-. a man that is mortal and fears God. and a great multitude of creatures. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. Jesus answered! . insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed. and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory.. the world. Jesus answered! . . (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul. .1ow shall the )essiah be called. because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger. and blessed is he who shall believe his words. seeing that we will write to the sacred :oman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call you God or son of God.of the seed of David. atan will raise again this accursed sedition. and shall come after me.#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation.#t is true that God has so promised.'he name of the )essiah is admirable. Jesus answered! . 'hen answered the priest. wherefore # pray you in the name of all Judea and #srael that you for love of God should tell us in what wise the )essiah will come.or every li$e loves his li$e. whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated. for he is made before me. # have received grace and mercy from God to see him. as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. 'he priest answered! . and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power. 1erod answered! ..or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God. by ma$ing the impious believe that # am God and son of God. but there shall come a great number of false prophets.Distress not yourself.
9ven so. 'hereupon said Jesus! .. for that through longing to see Jesus they had forgotten to bring any. whereupon they ate raw herbs therefore they were not able to depart li$e the others. Jesus answered! . having been two days without bread. (braham loved his son #shmael a little more than was right. prophet of the Jews. 'hereupon every one put his hand to his eyes. the multitude departed with the priest and the governor with 1erod. God has brought such a thing to nothing.'here is here a child which has five loaves and two fishes.heaven and earth shall fail. engraved upon copper.two with the twelve. when he had seated himself upon a stone. having great disputations concerning Jesus and concerning his doctrine.'his day have we seen a great wic$edness in Judea and in #srael such that my heart trembles within my breast for fear of God.two men that willed not to leave him% wherefore Jesus. # tell you. which he gave to the disciples.. and filled twelve bas$ets. come 8uic$ly for the salvation of the world<. having withdrawn into a hollow part of the desert in 'iro near to Jordan. and boasted only of the 'emple.. and the disciples gave it to the multitude% and so did they with the fishes.)a$e the multitude sit down. (nd they sat down upon the grass by fifties and by forties. "hilip answered! . God commanded that he should slay his son! which he would have . 'ruly # say to you. and decreed that on pain of death none should call Jesus the Nazarene. 3hen the greater part of the crowd had departed. and prayed to God and then bra$e the bread. God raised up his wrath by Nebuchadnezzar. #hapter 99 Jesus. every one. (nd he opened his mouth with a sigh and said! . that God is &ealous for his honour. there remained about five thousand men. but what will it be among so many-. he is moved to indignation and slays his rival. Now what thing is more dear to God here on earth than the priesthood and the holy 'empleNevertheless. for the space of an hour. or do # dream-. and with an army caused him to ta$e the holy city and burn it with the sacred 'emple. ?ou $now that when a youth loves a lady. but there were seventy.3here shall we find bread for them that they perish not of hunger-. and loves #srael as a lover. (nd they remained. had pity on them. )uhammad is his blessed name. 3hich decree was posted up in the 'emple. (fterwards Jesus. but your faith shall never fail. when he had given than$s to God. but another. for that there was none li$e it in all the world. when the people had forgotten God. o the disciples gathered those fragments. made them to sit near him. (nd he too$ the bread. such that the sacred things which the prophets of God trembled to touch were trodden under foot by infidels full of wic$edness. so in order to $ill that evil love out of the heart of (braham. does God! for. 9very one ate and every one was satisfied. 'hen the crowd lifted up their voices. and she does not love him.#n the name of God<. 'hen Jesus. dismissed them. called together the seventy. 3hereupon the priest prayed the governor to write to :ome to the senate the whole matter% which thing the governor did% wherefore the senate had compassion on #srael. without women and children who being wearied by the &ourney. two hundred pieces of gold could not buy so much bread that each one should taste a little.Gather up that which is over. either God or son of God. 'hen Jesus said! . in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. when #srael has loved anything such that he forgets God.. saying! . chose them for disciples.(m # awa$e. and.+ God send us your )essenger! + )uhammad. as it were beside themselves by reason of the great miracle.2ord. 'hen said (ndrew! . when he perceived this. saying! . perceiving their faith. $ing of Babylon. #hapter 93 (nd having said this. and said to "hilip! .
. activity% for lust. fasts% for sleeping. brothers. such that he believed that the beasts had devoured his son. how are we to ma$e prayer and do alms% what answer shall they give. how are we to mourn. such that worms came out of his flesh for the ne0t seven years. vigils% for leisure. # will spea$ to you by a similitude. to as$. +ur father Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons. 9very building. chastity% let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving.(nd how shall they do penance properly if they do not $now how to repent. weeping% for revellings. when prayer is made to God. as$ing him for mercy three times! because the sin of #srael is three times more grievous than other sins. and so lived in mourning for ten years. how are we to show activity. how are we to fast. #hapter 100 (s God lives. + Barnabas. to ta$e it.. who not only deprived him of his sons and his riches in one day. if your disciples be as$ed how they ought to show penitence. answered the disciples. o be it... 'he disciples answered with fear. Jesus answered! .3hen a man loses a purse does he turn bac$ only his eye. weeping! .. on the morning of the fourth day.Barnabas and John will stay with me! you others are to go through all the region of amaria and Judea and #srael. what shall they answer-. answered the disciples.#t is most true.. that (bsalom loved his hair above all things. 'hen he who writes said! . #hapter 101 'hen Jesus said! . to see it. # fear that God will be angered against me.+ )aster. 'herefore you must go through Judea and #srael.?ou have as$ed 6a good 8uestion7. when God gave him into the hand of atan. how are we to weep. and therefore God brought it to pass that the son rebelled against his father and was suspended by his hair and slain by Joab. #nstead of delight must be mourning% for laughter. and from henceforth every evening when the first star shall appear."enitence is a reversing of the evil life! for every sense must be turned around to the contrary of that which it wrought while sinning. and this was turned into a rope to hang him< #nnocent Job came near to loving his seven sons and three daughters 6too much7. 3hen the third day was ended. and # wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God. A David loved (bsalom vehemently. so God caused him to be sold. /now then that penitence more than anything 6else7 must be done for pure love of God% otherwise it will be vain to repent. but he turns his whole body bac$ and employs every power of hissoul to find it. but also struc$ him with grievous sic$ness. and that which # say to one # say to all. + fearful &udgment of God. . 'hen Jesus said! . Jesus answered! . to cut it down.No.or his tongue. 'hen he who writes answered! . preaching penitence! because the a0e is laid near to the tree. that they may be undeceived. and caused Jacob to be deceived by these same sons.3e will do whatever you bid us 6to do7. Jesus called together all the disciples and apostles and said to them! . falls into ruin! is this true-.. (nd ma$e prayer over the sic$. 'hen he who writes answered ! . #s this true-. preaching the truth to the twelve tribes..or his hand. let us ma$e prayer three times..#t is true. o today # will spea$ to you of penitence generally.But if they are as$ed.done had the $nife cut. . if its foundation be removed. how are we to remain chaste. .2et us ma$e prayer and fast for three days. because God has given me authority over every sic$ness.
But sin comes from the devil for the damnation of man. but grieved at having lost their reward. + wretched one.. for you will never give me so much torment as this wic$ed one deserves. prostrate before God.. . if your slaves had offended you.3oe to the world. Do you $now why. he has lost the foundation of his salvation% so it is necessary to begin from the foundation. but in confusion of mind. so that he should re&oice 6when it befalls him7.No. what would he do. + 2ord. + wretched man$ind. when his ship has been wrec$ed by a storm. 3hen man has sinned. he sins.'he foundation of our salvation is God. and being deprived of all that he won each day by wor$ing. seeing him laugh at the $ing*s displeasure. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wic$ed man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the $ing. But it is probable that he would weep day and night.Because he does not love God% no. for it is sure of eternal torment. # tell you that this is what God will do to those who repent for having lost paradise. or that God 6will7 free him from hell.'hen Jesus said! . without whom there is no salvation. who has offended ?ou without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving ?ou. and was cast out of paradise and condemned to the unclean world. that every animal according to its own nature. and. punish as it pleases you. he says in his prayer! *Behold the guilty one. and you $new that they did not grieve at having offended you. by the operation of atan.#t is certain that he would weep bitterly.Certainly not. But # say to you truly. will find mercy with God in proportion to 6the e0tent that7 he craves &ustice.or every misery that comes to man comes to him from God for his salvation. therefore. the sinner who will be truly penitent must have 6a7 great desire to punish in himself that which he has done in opposition to his Creator! 6to the e0tent that7 when he prays he dare not to crave paradise from God. Chastise. not only in his substance. 1ere he see$s that what he has done may be punished by ?our hand. #hapter 10+ 'he weeping of the sinner ought to be li$e that of a father who weeps over his son 6who is7 near to death. 'ell me. that God has chosen you as a son. where you receive all things with toil and every good wor$ is ta$en from you by continual sinning. that weeps over the body from which the soul is departed. answered the disciples. what is worse. if the mariner. the enemy of all good. at which you. . ?et he will he never find mercy. (ccordingly. that in every thing 6for which7 a man weeps. + madness of man. . and not by the hand of atan..* 'he sinner. 'here was a $ing who adopted one of his slaves as 6his7 son 6and7 he made him lord of all that he possessed. he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest< #t will be. would you forgive them. #hapter 10* 'ruly # say to you. atan. mourns for the lost good. . e0cept when he weeps for his sin. has great remorse for having lost paradise and gained hell. ?our enemy% in order that the ungodly may not re&oice over your creatures. he hates his Creator. so that he suffered great miseries. granting you paradise. and 6yet7 does not weep over the soul from which the mercy of God has departed because of sin< 'ell me. (nd the world simply laughs. 'hen Jesus wept saying! . as you have said! that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep. 6the7 laughter of a sinner is an abominable sacrilege since this world is rightly called by our father David a vale of tears. but in being despised. + 2ord. (ssuredly. holding to this manner of 6penitence7. could recover all that he had lost by weeping.for if the $ing should have $nown it he would have had him slain. did fall under the displeasure of God. if it loses that which it desires. Do you thin$ that such a man would laugh for any time-.
Bartholomew said! .Not all those who shed tears weep. Jesus answered! . which is distant from the earth five hundred years* &ourney. as a grain of sand. so far as the heaven is distant from the earth. Just as the sunshine preserves from putrefaction what is placed uppermost. as a blazing furnace consumes a drop of water. #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..2ord. + )oses. # tell you. and they have wept more than a thousand of those who 6do7 shed tears. or has not that which he would% for all comes from the hand of God. and God is as many times greater 6than it7 as it would ta$e grains . how does man lose in weeping over things other than sin-. (s God lives. not $nowing the sense of the words. the universe before God is small as a grain of sand. sin alone% and for that ought you to weep.. urely here you can perceive that man see$s loss and not profit. that the heavens are nine and that they are distant from one another even as the first heaven is distant from the earth. accordingly. even so are the ways of God distant from the ways of men. pea$ you to us. .. and let not God spea$ to us. our fathers cried out! . said John. Jesus answered! *?ou are in error. you have confessed before all Judea that God has no similitude li$e man. shall not God have power to dispose at his pleasure of his own things. #n weeping.* 'hen said John! . But all the size of the earth with that of all the heavens is in proportion to paradise as a point. and afterwards should ta$e it away from you.* )atthew said! . and similarly all the heavens are inferior each one to the ne0t. and many have so erred.or you have of your own. in whose presence my soul stands. 'he weeping of a sinner is a consumption of earthly affection by vehemence of sorrow. that when God willed to spea$ to our fathers on mount inai. # tell you. #hapter 10*'ruly there are men who have both the inward affection and the outward tears. But it is necessary that # ma$e to you a proposition. that 6the earth7 is in proportion to the first heaven as the point of a needle and the first heaven in li$e manner is in proportion to the second as a point. and the thoughts of God from the thoughts of men- #hapter 100 *God is so immeasurable that # tremble to describe him.and 6yet7 man is not sad about that. + foolish man.. will be a Jeremiah. #s this greatness immeasurable-* 'he disciples answered! *?es.(nd what said God by #saiah the prophet. (ccordingly. what shall he do who cannot weep because his heart is a stranger to weeping. 'hen Jesus said! *Now has man less reason to weep when he loses aught.* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives.or man ought to consider not the outward 6form7 of the words. but that.. then. since God has hands he has a similitude with man. Jesus answered! *#f 1erod% should give you a mantle to $eep for him. even so this consumption preserves the soul from sin. + Bartholomew. God measures more the sorrow than the tears.+ master. lest we die. and now you have said that man receives from the hand of God% accordingly. surely.. and not for aught else.+ master. But they who readily burst into weeping are li$e the horse that goes faster the more lightly he is laden. but the sense% seeing that human speech is as it were an interpreter between us and God. Now $new you not. + )atthew. no. would you have reason to weep-* .No. But he who is thus. there are found men from whose eyes no tear has ever fallen. 3herefore the earth is distant from the highest heaven four thousand and five hundred years* &ourney.
has man sense-* *?es. the soul is one.'his is not true. Jesus answered! .where is his sense. (nd now tell me.. But sense departs by reason of fear that it receives. that the more part of men affirm the soul and the sense to be one and the same thing. or by reason of great sorrow that the soul has. because by sinning man forsa$es his Creator. then. 'his sense is now rebellious against the soul. + foolish ones.* Jesus answered! *Go you bac$ to saying. calling it the sensitive. 3hereupon they become abominable.God is such. Jesus said! *Can a man be found who has life in him. 'haddaeus said! * o then. .* 'he disciples answered! *God alone can $now himself. and more.* answered the disciples. @nderstand you. 'herefore to. a man does not have life. Beware. the soul and the sense and the flesh. . "erceiving that pleasure has made him to . because man is deprived of life when the soul departs% because the soul returns not any more to the body. save by miracle. it is as God in them! seeing that they follow sense. Jesus answered! * o is it true% wherefore.'ruly # say to you. who is a little piece of clay that stands upon the earth. never. forsa$en it. But life without senses will readily be found.of sand to fill all the heavens and paradise.(ssuredly.1e will weep even as ice will give fire< ?ou needs must turn revellings into fasts if you will have lordship over your senses. which thin$s and lives.1e is hidden from human senses. and wor$ not any good. dumb. But truly # say to you. .morrow. through indignation that it has at being deprived of the pleasure of paradise through sin. # tell you that for sin alone one ought to weep.+ master. yet in him sense wor$s not-* *No. because even so has our God lordship. . when we are in paradise we shall $now God. when the sense leaves the life..(ssuredly. each one of itself separate.'ell me. and by that alone it lives. if God please. But how shall he weep who attends at revellings and feasts.or he that sees that a certain food ma$es him sic$. deaf. #hapter 107 *(nd so the first thing that follows sorrow for sin is fasting. :eturning to my discourse. if you wish to have eternal life.* #hapter 101 3hen he had finished the prayer of dawn. *?ou deceive yourselves. for that he fears death. so as not to ma$e himself sic$. even as the body lives by food and the soul lives by $nowledge and love. Jesus sat down under a palm tree.. that God having created it condemned it to hell and to intolerable snow and ice% because it said that it was God% but when he deprived it of nourishment. where will they find the intellectual soul without life. and mutilated. dividing it by operation and not by essence. God has sense over which to have lordship. as here one $nows the sea from a drop of salt water. o ought the sinner to do. Now consider you if God has any proportion with man.* said the disciples.(nd when a man is in a swoon-* 'hen were the disciples perple0ed% when Jesus said! *'hree things there are that ma$e up man! that is. *for he that is blind. after sorrowing that he has eaten it.or the sense has God created for pleasure. and prayed for the salvation of our people. and truly it is as said #saiah the prophet! . but you have not yet heard how he created the sense.God has this. as is seen in the unconscious when the sense leaves him.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God. forsa$ing reason and the 2aw of God. vegetative. it confessed that it was a slave of God and the wor$ of his hands. in whose presence stands my soul. that you ta$e the sense and not the bare words. 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. ta$ing away its food from it. # will tell you all. every one of us saying! *(men..* 'haddaeus answered! .. how does sense wor$ in the ungodly. and thither his disciples drew near to him.* said Jesus. and intellectual soul. 3herefore there is the greatest need to nourish it with spiritual pleasure for him who wills not that it should live of carnal pleasure.or so closely are the soul and the sense &oined together. many are deceived concerning our life. +ur God created the soul and the body as you have heard. .
than to be unbridled in little and be deprived of all and abide in torment. but he should content himself with coarse food. surely. . whether do you desire the more! to see by the light of a star or by the light of the sun-. 3herefore in fear of his ma&esty there always resounds in its ear that angelic utterance . being content with crumbs here on earth.Creatures. that of the body and that of the soul. it is abominable to deprive the body of food and fill the soul with pride. that the penitent ought not to boast in his fast. and gives him the eternal death of hell. that watches is that which in everything and in every place perceives God.. shall such a wretched one boast of not sleeping with the body. his life. 3herefore. 'he soul.No. even so is it more difficult to cure. 9ven so # say to you. but by the light of the sun we go securely. . who never eats but always sins. which is the head of the life. A 'ell me. then. 'ell me. .. while he perceives not his misery that he sleeps with the soul. But let the penitent be cautious% for that atan see$s to annul every good wor$. even so must you be careful in watching that while the body watches the soul sleep not.sin against God his creator by following sense in these good things of the world. 3hereupon atan will see$ to cause that he shall not fast in any wise. where no pleasure at all but infinite sorrow is received% let him put before it the delights of paradise. and despise them that fast not% but he ought to sorrow for the sin by reason whereof he fasts. wishing here on earth to fare deliciously every day. . . and in everything and through everything and above everything gives than$s to his ma&esty. and in order to avoid stri$ing it the more with his foot. let him put before it the condition of hell.or so will it easily be 8uieted% for that it is better to be content with little in order to receive much. that are so great that a grain of one of the delights of paradise is greater than all those of the world. (s God lives. 'ell me. was deprived eternally of a single drop of water! while 2azarus. and from being his faithful slave has turned into a rebellious foe. then.)iserable. which is the foot of the life. to what # shall say to you concerning watching.. despising them that fast not. and holding oneself better than they.or he. 3herefore we wal$ with fear by the light of the star. under prete0t of sic$ness. Nor should the penitent that fasts procure delicate food. in order that he may fall sic$ and afterwards live deliciously. (nd let this suffice you concerning fasting. come to &udgment. Now will a man give delicate food to the dog that bites and to the horse that $ic$s. (nd if he succeed not in this. and call them mad who are not put on diet(ssuredly not. he will see$ to ma$e him set his fast simply upon bodily food. 'hen Jesus said! . in order that he may be li$e to himself. and more in the penitent than in others. *?ou ought to remember the rich feaster in order to fast well. shall live eternally in full abundance of the delights of paradise. and when this shall not avail he will invite him to an e0treme fast. But he will sorrow for the sic$ness by reason of which he needs must be put upon diet.or this would be a most grievous error. answered the disciples. fasting is needful here.for such a man is frenzied.By the light of the sun% for by the light of the star we cannot see the neighbouring mountains.or &ust as there are two $inds of sleeping.'he sleep of the soul is forgetfulness of God and of his fearful &udgment. viz. for truly # say to you that he who watches with the body and sleeps with the soul is frenzied. .or it abides habitually ever in the service of God. but rather the contrary.* #hapter 103 1ear$en. for your Creator wills to &udge you. will the sic$ man boast of the diet that is imposed on him by the physician. in parable! there is a man who whilst wal$ing stri$es himself against a roc$. and by the light of the sun we see the tiniest grain of sand.. let him sorrow at having done so. because it deprives him of God. he stri$es with his head what is the state of such a man-* . $nowing that always at every moment it receives grace and mercy from God. . for that the penitent has rebelled against him.3ell have you answered. (s the spiritual infirmity is more grievous than the corporeal. But because man while living has need to ta$e these good things of the world. (ndrew answered! . (nd when he sees the sense abhor fastings. o let him proceed to mortify sense and to $now God for his lord.
Jesus answered! ;9ven so # tell you that you ought to watch with the soul by the sun of &ustice 6which is7 our God, and not to boast yourselves of the watchings of the body. #t is most true, therefore, that bodily sleep is to be avoided as much as is possible, but 6to avoid it7 altogether is impossible, the sense and the flesh being weighed down with food and the mind with business. 3herefore let him that will sleep little avoid too much business and much food. (s God lives, in whose presence stands my soul, it is lawful to sleep somewhat every night, but it is never lawful to forget God and his fearful &udgment! and the sleep of the soul is such oblivion.; 'hen answered he who writes! ;+ master, how can we always have God in memory(ssuredly, it seems to us impossible. Jesus said, with a sigh! ;'his is the greatest misery that man can suffer, + Barnabas. ,or man cannot here upon earth have God his creator always in memory% saving them that are holy, for they always have God in memory, because they have in them the light of the grace of God, so that they cannot forget God. But tell me, have you seen them that wor$ 8uarried stones, how by their constant practice they have so learned to stri$e that they spea$ with others and all the time are stri$ing the iron tool that wor$s the stone without loo$ing at the iron, and yet they do not stri$e their hands- Now do you li$ewise. Desire to be holy if you wish to overcome entirely this misery of forgetfulness. ure it is that water cleaves the hardest roc$s with a single drop stri$ing there for a long period. Do you $now why you have not overcome this misery- Because you have not perceived that it is sin. # tell you then that it is an error, when a prince gives you a present, + man, that you shouldst shut your eyes and turn your bac$ upon him. 9ven so do they err who forget God, for at all times man receives from God gifts and mercy.;
Now tell me, does our God at all times grant you 6his bounty7- ?es, assuredly% for unceasingly he ministers to you the breath whereby you live. 'ruly, truly, # say to you, every time that your body receives breath your heart ought to say! ;God be than$ed<;* 'hen said John! ;it is most true what you say, + master% teach us therefore the way to attain to this blessed condition.; Jesus answered! ;'ruly # say to you, one cannot attain to such condition by human powers, but rather by the mercy of God our 2ord. #t is true indeed that man ought to desire the good in order that God may give it him. 'ell me, when you are at table do you ta$e those meats which you would not so much as loo$ at- No, assuredly. 9ven so # say to you that you shall not receive that which you will not desire. God is able, if you desire holiness, to ma$e you holy in less time than the twin$ling of an eye, but in order that man may be sensible of the gift and the giver our God wills that we should wait and as$. 1ave you seen them that practice shooting at a mar$- (ssuredly they shoot many times in vain. 1owbeit, they never wish to shoot in vain, but are always in hope to hit the mar$. Now do you this, you who ever desire to have our God in remembrance, and when you forget, mourn% for God shall give you grace to attain to all that # have said. ,asting and spiritual watching are so united one with the other that, if one brea$ the watch, straightway the fast is bro$en. ,or in sinning a man brea$s the fast of the soul, and forgets God. o is it that watching and fasting as regards the soul are always necessary for us and for all men. ,or to none is it lawful to sin. But the fasting of the body and its watchings, believe me, they are not possible at all times, nor for all persons. ,or there are sic$ and aged fol$, women with child, men that are put upon diet, children, and others that are of wea$ comple0ion. ,or indeed everyone, even as he clothes himself according to his proper measure, so should choose his 6manner of7 fasting.
,or &ust as the garments of a child are not suitable for a man of thirty years, even so the watchings and fastings of one are not suitable for another.;
*But beware that atan will use all his strength 6to bring it to pass7 that you 6shall7 watch during the night, and afterward be sleeping when by commandment of God you ought to be praying and listening to the word of God. 'ell me, would it please you if a friend of yours should eat the meat and give you the bones-; "eter answered! ;No, master, for such an one ought not to be called friend, but a moc$er.; Jesus answered with a sigh! ;?ou have well said the truth, + "eter, for truly every one that watches with the body more than is necessary, sleeping, or having his head weighed down with slumber when he should be praying or listening to the words of God, such a wretch moc$s God his creator, and so is guilty of such a sin. )oreover, he is a robber, seeing that he steals the time that he ought to give to God, and spends it when, and as much as, pleases him. #n a vessel of the best wine a man gave his enemies to drin$ so long as the wine was at its best, but when the wine came down to the dregs he gave to his lord to drin$. 3hat, thin$ you, will the master do to his servant when he shall $now all, and the servant be before him(ssuredly, he will beat him and slay him in righteous indignation according to the laws of the world. (nd now what shall God do to the man that spends the best of his time in business, and the worst in prayer and study of the 2aw- 3oe to the world, because with this and with greater sin is its heart weighed down< (ccordingly, when # said to you that laughter should be turned into weeping, feasts into fasting, and sleep into watching, # compassed in three words all that you have heard that here on earth one ought always to weep, and that weeping should be from the heart, because God our creator is offended% that you ought to fast in order to have lordship over the sense, and to watch in order not to sin% and that bodily weeping and bodily fasting and watching should be ta$en according to the constitution of each one.;
1aving said this, Jesus said! ;?ou needs must see$ of the fruits of the field the wherewithal to sustain our life, for it is now eight days that we have eaten no bread. 3herefore # will pray to our God, and will await you with Barnabas.; o all the disciples and apostles departed by fours and by si0es and went their way according to the word of Jesus. 'here remained with Jesus he who writes% whereupon Jesus, weeping, said! ;+ Barnabas, it is necessary that # should reveal to you great secrets, which, after that # shall be departed from the world, you shall reveal to it.; 'hen answered he that writes, weeping, and said! ; uffer me to weep, + master, and other men also, for that we are sinners. (nd you, that are an holy one and prophet of God, it is not fitting for you to weep so much.; Jesus answered! ;Believe me, Barnabas that # cannot weep as much as # ought. ,or if men had not called me God, # should have seen God here as he will be seen in paradise, and should have been safe not to fear the day of &udgment. But God $nows that # am innocent, because never have # harboured thought to be held more than a poor slave. No, # tell you that if # had not been called God # should have been carried into paradise when # shall depart from the world, whereas now # shall not go thither until the &udgment. Now you see if # have cause to weep. /now, + Barnabas, that for this # must have great persecution, and shall be sold by one of my disciples for thirty pieces of money. 3hereupon # am sure that he who shall sell me shall be
slain in my name, for that God shall ta$e me up from the earth, and shall change the appearance of the traitor so that every one shall believe him to be me% nevertheless, when he dies an evil death, # shall abide in that dishonour for a long time in the world. But when )uhammad shall come, the sacred )essenger of God, that infamy shall be ta$en away. (nd this shall God do because # have confessed the truth of the )essiah who shall give me this reward, that # shall be $nown to be alive and to be a stranger to that death of infamy.; 'hen answered he that writes! ;+ master, tell me who is that wretch, for # fain would cho$e him to death.; ;1old your peace,; answered Jesus, ;for so God wills, and he cannot do otherwise but see you that when my mother is afflicted at such an event you tell her the truth, in order that she may be comforted.; 'hen answered he who writes! ;(ll this will # do, + master, if God please.;
3hen the disciples were come they brought pine.cones, and by the will of God they found a good 8uantity of dates. o after the midday prayer they ate with Jesus. 3hereupon the apostles and disciples, seeing him that writes of sad countenance, feared that Jesus needs must 8uic$ly depart from the world. 3hereupon Jesus consoled them, saying! ;,ear not, for my hour is not yet come that # should depart from you. # shall abide with you still for a little while. 'herefore must # teach you now, in order that you may go, as # have said, through all #srael to preach penitence% in order that God may have mercy upon the sin of #srael. 2et every one therefore beware of sloth, and much more he that does penance% because every tree that bears not good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire. 'here was a citizen who had a vineyard, and in the midst thereof had a garden, which had a fine fig.tree% whereon for three years when the owner came he found no fruit, and seeing every other tree bare fruit there he said to his vinedresser! ;Cut down this bad tree, for it cumbers the ground.; 'he vinedresser answered! ;Not so, my lord, for it is a beautiful tree.; ;1old your peace,; said the owner, ;for # care not for useless beauties. ?ou should $now that the palm and the balsam are nobler than the fig. But # had planted in the courtyard of my house a plant of palm and one of balsam, which # had surrounded with costly walls, but when these bare no fruit, but leaves which heaped themselves up and putrefied the ground in front of the house, # caused them both to be removed. (nd how shall # pardon a fig.tree far from the house, which cumbers my garden and my vineyard where every other tree bears fruit(ssuredly # will not suffer it any longer.; 'hen said the vinedresser! ;2ord, the soil is too rich. 3ait, therefore, one year more, for # will prune the fig.plant*s branches, and ta$e away from it the richness of the soil, putting in poor soil with stones, and so shall it bear fruit.; 'he owner answered! ;Now go and do so% for # will wait, and the fig.plant shall bear fruit.; @nderstand you this parable-; 'he disciples answered! ;No, 2ord, therefore e0plain it to us.;
#hapter 11Jesus answered! ;'ruly # say to you, the owner is God, and the vinedresser is his 2aw. God, then, had in paradise the palm and the balsam% for atan is the palm and the first man the balsam. 'hen did he cast out because they bare not fruit of good wor$s, but uttered ungodly words that were the condemnation of many angels and many men. Now that God has man in the world, in the midst of his creatures that serve God, all of them, according to his precept! and man, # say, bearing no fruit, God would cut him down and commit him to hell, seeing he pardoned not the angel and the first man, punishing the angel eternally, and the man for a time.
if there were not internal lust within the heart of man. #hapter 110 2et man say somewhat to me. there would be the greatest plenty in the world. (ssuredly for no other reason are all things costly. that ma$es man li$e the brute beasts. but as its owner. some attending the ground and some at fishing the water. (s God lives in whose presence my soul stands.. by reason of which he would live in idleness.or lust God overwhelmed three wic$ed cities whence escaped only 2ot and his two children. what ought the sinner to do-..)an is born to wor$. loves that which he ought to hate... so that. not because God has given him such thing. and it shall be well with us.. that our God has condemned man to wor$. Believe me. so a poor man is born to wor$. saying! ?ou have committed fornication with many lovers% nevertheless.But God said to man! . when God gave the precept to wor$. (h.?es.(nd Job did not say that! .three human persons. wherefore they shall have no merit. 'ruly # say to you.2ust is an unbridled desire of love. ought greatly to be feared% for the enemy is of one*s own household. which ought to abide in union with God its creator.. he has united with the creature. 3herefore let every one wor$. 'he abominable lust. to wor$ is a fitting thing. Jesus answered! . But $now you not that good.+ (ndrew. 1ence. a prophet of God. . Jesus replied! . as said Job. and let him forget every other woman. even so is man born to wor$. . 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$s. and incapable of anything.'hus the sun and the other planets are strengthened by the precepts of God so that they cannot do otherwise. Jesus answered! . what signifies lust-. (nd so God laments by #saiah the prophet.(s a bird is born to fly. (nd of the lac$ thereof it will be necessary to render an account in the dreadful day of &udgment. insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty. 'ell me..(s the bird is born to fly and the fish to swim. he would not fall into the e0ternal% for if the root be removed the tree dies speedily. must be free from necessity. he is a fornicator% for that the soul. but this ought the poor to do. when a man loves a thing. not being directed by reason. and so it is necessary that he should suffer tribulation and be deprived of earthly goods. of all that he has found. return to me and # will receive you.)aster. which. how many have perished through lust< 'hrough lust came the deluge. (nd # tell you truly that if # should narrate to you how many have perished through lust. bursts the bounds of man*s intellect and affections% so that the man. but the dispenser. 3hat has he brought into the world. says! 9ating the labours of our hands we shall be blessed. certain it is he who lives in the city. but that there are a great multitude of idle fol$! if these were to labour. . (nd he will have to render an account thereof in that dreadful day. he said not! .Certain it is that he was born na$ed.3hereupon the 2aw of God says that man has too much good in this life. so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. Now tell me. o also David our father. to be good.1ow shall a man forget the women if he live in the city where there are so many of them-. James answered! . if David our father and olomon his son wor$ed with their hands. and Job that . 'herefore our God waits for man to be penitent.+ )aster.or lust the tribe of Ben&amin was all but e0tinguished. 'herefore 6only7 he who is not man is free from this precept. aid John! . he is not the owner. for they cannot do otherwise.#n the sweat of your countenance shall you eat bread. (ndrew answered! .. according to his 8uality.( poor man shall live of the sweat of his face. the space of five days would not suffice. the friend and prophet of God! . not $nowing himself. 2et a man content himself therefore with the wife whom his creator has given him.
which is the origin of every carnal sin. because you have not that light which would ma$e you see the true from the false. 'hen said 9li&ah! . and we are beside ourselves at the $nowledge that here on earth there are very few that are not idolaters.if he be the prophet. loo$s lewdly upon a woman. #hapter 117 9li&ah answered! . because as regards me # $now that you have told me the truth. so far as concerns you.?ou say this. for in weeping you sin. because he is a man as you are. because it has a supreme desire for things impure. # would close them so as not to see you-.. . 'he blind man answered! . but God% whence. seeing that the more # hate myself the more # love God. . saying! . a man of good life. seeing that everyone that finds pleasure in the creature.because # turn you aside from your creator. that many desire to see me and come from far to see me. + brother.?ou have spo$en the truth.. for # have sinned in spea$ing with you% for if # had seen you # should not have sinned.)ay our God pardon you. if # had my eyes. 9li&ah answered! .. 'hen 9li&ah rebu$ed him. 3herefore it were better for them.1ave you understood all that 9li&ah said-. and how # became blind-. be he who he may. . 'he blind man answered! ."ardon me. which is not pleasing to God. in entering the 'emple of God. and hate 9li&ah with your soul..or you desire sight to see 9li&ah. now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing. 9li&ah.)ay it please God that you be spea$ing the truth% because.#hapter 111 #t behoves a man to live in the city. that they had no eyes. 9li&ah answered! .?ou are of the tribe of 2evi% and because you. who despise my words..?ou spea$ not the truth.. + brother. . for # will not listen to you any longer<. +f what seed # am. said the blind man. # am the devil. for if you had had that you would not have despised my doctrine. #n the time of the prophet 9li&ah it came to pass that 9li&ah seeing a blind man weeping. . 'he disciples answered! .Now begone* for you are the devil.or 9li&ah is not your creator. he who has not bodily eyes is secure not to receive punishment save only to the third degree../now.3hy weep you. separates you from God.#n truth. is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God.Brother.. defending himself against every assault and always fearing treachery on the part of the citizens. for 9li&ah is not able to do anything of all that you say. 'hen the blind man weeping said! .. that raises the dead and ma$es the fire to come down from heaven-. said 9li&ah weeping. wherefore you hate him.. you are an impious fellow< Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God. 'hen said the disciples of 9li&ah! . 2et him tell me. and said! . that would ma$e me sin against the holy one of God. + holy prophet of God. + brother. the holy one of God. brother. aid the blind man! . 'hen Jesus said. 3herefore # say to you. + brother. and forsa$en God. that # am 9li&ah<. if # should hate 9li&ah # should love God. as$ed him saying! .# weep because # cannot see 9li&ah the prophet. and the more # should hate 9li&ah the more # should love God.Now tell me. for their salvation. for my flesh. But how shall he defend himself if he bridle not the eye... . 'he blind man answered! . which you desire to see. he truly is the prophet of God. sighing! . while he that has eyes receives it to the seventh degree. 'he blind man answered! . has made an idol in his heart. 9li&ah answered! . and see$s not to find pleasure in God.. even as the soldier lives when he has enemies around the fortress. you being near the sanctuary. we have understood. # say. + brother-.. 9ven so.# do not wish to see you% no. 'hen 9li&ah gave a sigh..?ou spea$ not the truth.Begone forthwith. our God too$ away your sight. 1ereupon was the blind man greatly angered. . 9li&ah answered! .. 3eep then.(s God lives. and if you saw me you would still your desire. aid the blind man! .Brother. let him repel every outward enticement of sin.or all the men in the world cannot ma$e one fly to be born. and fear the sense. because 9li&ah must have rebu$ed you for some sin of your. + man.Cease from weeping..(s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. + man. and said with tears! .
you have offended against your friend. that he will love everything li$e to the thing loved! so that hence comes that sin of which it is a shame to have memory. said truly! . 'hat thereafter it would be necessary for the penitent to turn story. whereby the man that prays shall defend himself in the day of &udgment! for he shall $eep his soul from sin here on earth. for with the outward sight of his eyes and the inward sight of his mind he should see$ to $now God his creator and the good pleasure of his will. receiving from God all that he shall as$.or truly every time that a man beholds a thing and forgets God who has made it for man.)y eye is a thief that robs my soul. he shall be lord of the sense. Because as the ship cannot move without wind. if # confessed myself to be God. reason itself shows. prayer. and shall preserve his heart that it be not touched by evil desires% offending atan because he shall $eep his sense within the 2aw of God. for now was #srael desirous to establish the idolatry that they have in their hearts. then. if one had two pence to buy bread. #hapter 119 . 9ven so does man% for when he beholds the creature and has not in memory the creator. weeping vehemently. . would he spend it to buy smo$e. in whose presence we are. and not abide continually among princes in delicate living. which causes him to lose the creator. many of whom have now despised my teaching. and you should sell it and forget your friend. 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.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.(ssuredly not. +h hapless man.#hapter 113 'hen Jesus said! . who for love of man has created it. (s God lives. which cannot desire that which is not presented to it. the eye shall not be guarded.or in every idle word man sins. man shall put a bridle upon his eyes..or so shall the flesh be sub&ect to the spirit. is the bridle of sense% prayer is the salt of the flesh that suffers it not to be corrupted by sin. 1e therefore who shall behold women and shall forget God who for the good of man created woman. . and our God blots out sin by reason of prayer.telling into prayer. sail without rudder. . or preserve dead flesh without salt%. and that # am mad to wish to live in poverty among desert places. 9ven so then let man do. . even if it were not also a precept of God. a man without prayer can no more be a man of good wor$s than a dumb man can plead his cause to a blind one% than fistula can be healed without unguent% a man defend himself without movement% or attac$ another without weapons.or if a friend of yours should give you somewhat to $eep in memory of him. and his flesh shall wal$ in righteousness%. .?ou spea$ the truth. seeing that smo$e does hurt to the eyes and gives no sustenance to the body.or truly he who has no hand cannot receive.or truly everything which has an end is vain. he sins against God his creator by ingratitude. he has sinned. # tell you that prayer is the hands of our life. (nd to such degree will this lust of his brea$ forth. + (ndrew. #f. #f man could change dung into gold and clay into sugar%. and should not ma$e the creature his end. . in holding me for God. he will love her and desire her. so the flesh without the sense cannot sin. then. . saying that # could ma$e myself lord of all Judea. what would he do- . 3herefore Jeremiah the prophet. 'ell me.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. then. # tell you that it is impossible not to fall headlong into lust.
by his wor$s says! . 3hen he is fain to pray. how does such a man tal$-. #hapter 1** (s for avarice. for it is impossible for the avaricious to possess any good in paradise. given him by God that he may offend God. #hapter 1*0 'he fruit of vain tal$ing is this. perhaps. so doing.. (nd &ust as no one spends gold on a thing which shall cause hurt to his body. so he will tal$ 6only7 when it is necessary to tal$. truly # say to you.or what prince would give a city to his sub&ect in order that the latter might ma$e war upon him. Jesus answered! .'here is no other God than #. by laughing he provo$es God to anger% who will chastise him.'his ought the penitent to do.No one would e0ercise himself in any way other than in ma$ing gold and sugar. #nasmuch as all that he has he . he. # do not say that the penitent should sell his tal$ing.?ou have your heart so heavy that # am not able to lift it up.Now who will buy a man*s words at the price of gold. # cannot conceive how grievously you will be punished by God< 1e. but see$s to spea$ somewhat whereby he may be set free. But give than$s to God. the other the evil that the man does.(ssuredly no one. who has given you grace to $now the mysteries of God. even as gold is spent on necessary things. even though he be silent with his tongue. the one writing the good. 'he disciples answered! . 'hen answered Jesus! .1e tal$s with fear and to the point.for # will tell you. # say. tell me.or that God has given two angels to every man for notaries. #hapter 1*1 3hen the governor has arrested a prisoner whom he e0amines while the notary writes down 6the case7.or indeed. 3oe. and cast him out. insomuch that when he ought to weep over his sins to provo$e God to mercy and to win forgiveness for his sins. so as not to give suspicion of himself. to them that &est and tal$ vainly< But if our God has in abomination them that &est and tal$ vainly. must give out his words at the price of gold. but # say that when he tal$s he should thin$ that he is casting forth gold...Now why does not man change foolish story. #f then a man would receive mercy let him measure his tal$ing more than gold is measured. if man $new after what manner the soul is transformed by vain tal$ing he would sooner bite off his tongue with his teeth than tal$. that even as the plummet has for its end the centre.#t is certain that he will become covetous<. the avaricious. But what is worse is the man who spends his time in &ests. then. so the avaricious has hell for his end. /now you wherefore. that it wea$ens the intellect in such wise that it is not ready to receive the truth% even as a horse accustomed to carry but one ounce of cottonfloc$ cannot carry an hundred pounds of stone.+h impure world. 1is disciples answered! . and in what plight will they be who deal with sinning as with a business supremely necessary. 1ence in every word it is necessary that # should tell you the meaning. that must be changed into almsgiving. and that which is worse of things which # cannot tal$ of without shame. and he is careful not to say anything that may displease the governor. so let him not tal$ of a thing that may cause hurt to his soul. in order not to lose his soul. the disciples answered! . how will he hold them that murmur and slander their neighbour. (s God lives. + wretched world< for today men do not assemble together for prayer.telling into prayer. therefore.(s God lives. 'hen Jesus said! . in whose presence my soul stands. who would do penance. .#s time. then.'hen. . but in the porches of the 'emple and in the very 'emple %itself atan %has there the sacrifice of vain tal$. (nd how shall he do penance. Jesus being silent. atan will put into his memory those same &ests.
. surrounds itself with temporal things which it holds as its good% and it grows the stronger the more it sees itself deprived of God. as two hands of this life! giving for lodgement to the sense every part of the body. where. suffering from the world for love of you. the eyes not being able to see aught but vanity. and with all his inward parts% wherein God placed the soul and the sense. (nd so the conversion of the sinner is from God.. and united them in one final ob&ect. and when 1erod sent for fruit you drove away his messengers. with his liberality and &ustice. which is man and this is earth. after the prayer. Jesus. marrow. and you were fain to bear yourselves as owners. of flesh. giving us the ran$ of men. save us from atan. so be it. which finds not repose in labour. water. he placing this wor$ in paradise. #t is necessary that # should tell you of what sort man is. to show to his creatures his goodness and mercy and his omnipotence. from the flesh and from the world. Now # tell you that even so the avaricious man ma$es himself god over his riches which God has given him. choosing earthly things. that he is born na$ed. and the soul lost its beauty. tell me. sins. the sense. the sense. not regarding his beginning or his end. your servants. 'hus it is necessary that by the mercy of God man*s reason be enlightened afresh. (varice is a thirst of the sense. who in mercy has created us. 3hen all were seated. + 2ord.. o be it. God. 2ord.+ur God. air. the flesh lost its rest. the sinner is converted to penitence. it should rule the whole life. which having lost God through sin because it lives by pleasure. united with the sense. made a composition of four things contrary the one to the other. and dying leaves all. but see$s delight. with the faith of your true )essenger. and giving up our life to the death to serve you. not sending any fruit to 1erod. and the soul in a single end to wor$ for the service of God. who is hidden from it. )an having come to such a plight. 3hereupon he lifted up his hands and prayed. to $now good from evil and 6to distinguish7 the true delight! $nowing which. which was to unite the flesh.. if God please. 'he disciples ever answered! . bones. Jesus said again! . and fire in order that each one might temper its opposite. #hapter 1*+ 3hen it was day. Now tell me% if 1erod% should give you a garden to $eep. put into him a light which is called reason%. for it diffused itself there li$e oil. . even as you save your elect for love of your own self and for love of your )essenger for whom you did create us. it deceives itself. who has given us the grace to communicate his will by my word. not being curbed by reason.. 3hereupon. having thus created man. early.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. and s$in. that if God our 2ord enlighten not the heart of man. which is man*s body. (s said our father David! 'his change comes from the right hand of God. instructing those that are ignorant of your will. the sense lost the delight whereby it lives.riday morning.. and the reason being seduced of the sense by the operation of atan. and so. (nd he made of these four things a vessel. we than$ you for all your benefits and would fain adore you only all the days of our life. follows the light which the eyes show it% whence. Do you. and for love of all your holy ones and prophets. fasting and studying your word. + our merciful God. and being unable to delight itself in God. bewailing our sins praying and giving alms.is fain to spend at his own pleasure. if you would $now how penitence ought to be done. 3herefore # say to you truly. saying! . would you be ma$ing yourselves $ings over that garden. who gives the grace to repent. (nd so today let us render than$s to God. (nd to the soul gave he for lodgement the heart.(ssuredly you.2ord God almighty and merciful. blood. with nerves and veins. so be it. assembled his disciples and said to them! .
you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad. Jesus answered! . 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid. that receive you for true% seeing that God is one. one ought to listen to every man. and give of the best of that which you have. and has spo$en but one message to all men. #f. Jesus answered! .Now how shall the truth be $nown-. (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*. when the )essenger of God shall come. (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated. Jesus replied . listening to all and receiving only the truth.the reasonings of men are of no avail. seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life. reason must say! .+ )aster. #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it.Certainly not. and offends him every day. for love of God. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. (nd see that when you do alms. what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . 'ell me. but those that are bad he throws away.Great is your 8uestion.9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses. what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. 'hen answered he who writes! .. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely. a man would receive anything of God..'hen to what end serves the speech of men-. James answered! .( man goes to fish with a net. pity towards one*s neighbour. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- . 'hen answered (ndrew! . is most evil doctrine. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$. (s God lives. seeing that men do not consider their 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. which is God. then. God would not have given to David our father the second. and therein he catches many fishes. because it is most evil. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable. 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. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end. 3herefore be not slow to give. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us. love towards God.* 9ven so ought you to do. Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved.. in whose presence my soul stands. if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us.. who had offended God. But truly they are vain. 2et avarice then be changed into alms.* ( man went forth to sow. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages. and hatred towards yourself.+ )aster. every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end. which is God. it behoves him to serve God. 3herefore. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed. uch a thing will have its end.. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. John answered! .
healing every sort of sic$ness. 'he disciples answered! . so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul.. + brethren. wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly. because through his pride he is incorrigible. since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael.#n the name of God. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus.'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet. how has wrought the 2ord our God.. 'hen said they! . for that he is flaming spirit.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<.. when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$. 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea.1ow long ought penitence to last-. saying! . teach us how to spea$. who has not despised the desire of me his servant<. #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples.#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned.* seeing it is God that has done all. having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-. . Barnabas answered! . . Jesus answered! .'ell me. 'hen Jesus said! .Blessed be the holy name of God. we have healed numberless sic$ persons. all of them save him who writes. which atan will never find. o will we do. give health to the sic$.or when we sin we find mercy before God. and not of flaming spirit. But they feared the common people.God forgive you.. because you have sinned in saying . insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. saying! .3e have healed.. and cast out many demons which tormented men. he said ! . Jesus said! . But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus. having bec$oned for silence with his hand. and $eeping the best for yourselves. (nd when he had said this they retired to rest. Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! ..+ )aster. and these were the priests and the scribes. . Jesus replied! . saying! . 'hey departed therefore. who received them as a father receives his sons. #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him. 'he disciples answered! . + brethren. cast out the demons.. 3herefore as human life always sins.(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence. o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount....Now what says #srael. what shall be the e0cuse. saying that he is always noble. who has created us of the clay of the earth.#t were better to give nothing than to give a bad thing% for in not giving you shall have some e0cuse according to the world! but in giving a worthless thing. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads. preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them. telling them that which # said before the high priest. and undeceive #srael concerning me. said the disciples to him.Go and preach even as you have heard. and.(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it.Blessed be the holy name of God.3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore.
he would not sin.. #. 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. much less does our life give us cause% for it is burdened with many miseries. brethren. . as says our father David.Certain it is. and particularly as this publican% for # fast twice in the wee$ and give tithes of all # possess. because # am not as other men. this pride of man. could # help you in all things. and as$ mercy of his Creator. 'o this did atan desire to reduce you. have a tongue and spea$ not. brethren. what is the cause for self. + pride unheard of. 2i$e to them be they that ma$e them and they that trust in them. # can give you nothing of use. 'he "harisee drew near to the sanctuary. have hands and touch not. 1ow. and praying with his face uplifted said! . But if the things of the world do not give us cause to e0tol ourselves in our heart. for as says olomon. that offers nought but sin% of the wic$ed. have feet and wal$ not. with his eyes should consider eternity. bitten of serpents. assuredly. saying! 'he gods of the nations are silver and gold. praying our living God. God would pardon atan if atan should $now his own misery. that wal$ upon the earth. and hence. +. of famine. (s God lives. have a mouth and eat not.9verything that is under the sun is vanity. persecute whosoever would live according to the 2aw of God. 3hoever e0tols himself. . who have for our God the great God who has created the universe with his word. dust and clay. since all the creatures inferior to man fight against us. #hapter 1*3 (ccordingly. say to you! Do penance and $now your sins.Blessed are they that $now these words. + brethren. denies that he is dust. # not being able to create a fly. seeing they are fallen under the curse of God. a man. # say. who e0tols himself having so much to weigh him down. for they will not sin against their 2ord eternally. sinners. then. have noses and smell not.or our father David says that our God remembers that we are but dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. for they shall be humbled to the burning coals of hell. moc$ 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. # am not worthy to loo$ upon the heaven nor .hall we. brethren. that atan. 'ell me. who do every wic$edness. any good here upon earth. he as$s not help. 3herefore. that he pardon not. not $nowing his need. serving the false and lying gods% even as our father David invo$es a curse upon them. + 2ord my God.1ave you heard. cho$ed by food< + hapless man. wherefore he has had mercy upon us. deceived you when you said that # was God. who being created by God out of earth forgets his condition and would fain ma$e God at his own pleasure< 3herein he silently moc$s God.or so do their wor$s show. 3herefore said David our father.e0altation. serving atan. brethren. 'o e0tol oneself in one*s heart is but to loc$ up the pity and mercy of God. and so angers God his helper. wherefore their sin abides not. as it is proper to God to do. who. bowed down to the earth. as though he should say! 'here is no use in serving God. seeing that # myself have need of everything.# give you than$s. the prophet of God! . in whose presence my soul stands. brethren.No.* 'he publican remained afar off. then.#s there. and beating his breast he said with bent head! *2ord. beware that you believe them not. being laid wait for by all the creatures in every place< But what shall # say of the flesh and the sense that desire only ini8uity% of the world. by means of the :oman soldiery. or because they have been devoured of wild beasts. 3oe to them that e0tol themselves. who is blessed for evermore. perhaps. have ears and hear not. in ma$ing you believe me to be God% because. that which our father David says of our God. that he remembers that we are dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. then. and being passable and mortal. the wor$ of their hands% that have eyes and see not. that if man. seeing that after the sin they repent.
and they said in their hearts! . 'he priests and scribes.Do you not $now that if God had not preserved you from atan you would be worse than atanDo you not $now that one single sin changed the fair angel into the most repulsive demon(nd that the most perfect man that has come into the world. moved with compassion through my prayers. #hapter 1*9 hall the a0e. #hapter 1+0 Jesus said! . imon answered! . a leper whom Jesus had cleansed. Jesus said! .. with all that sat at meat. assuredly. for # have sinned much% have mercy upon me<* 'ruly # say to you. when neither of them had wherewithal to pay. Jesus. seeing our God created you of clay and wor$s in you all good that is wrought.. invited him to eat bread. (nd having said this. because you have received little as a gift. perhaps. behold this woman and yourself% for you were both debtors to God. in virtue whereof you may live at your own pleasure without any fear3oe to you. imon. behold a woman named )ary. ?ou. boast itself at having cut down the forest where a man has made a garden. forgiving him his sin. and washed them with her tears. imon answered! . the other five hundred. anointed them with precious ointment. (nd turning to the woman he said! . having his wor$s in abomination. for the 2ord our God has pardoned your sins% but see you sin no more. shall you boast yourself of having done anything that is good. sat down to the table. the other for leprosy of the soul. for the man has done all. lo< straightway on entering your house she placed herself at my feet. which is sin. the publican went down from the 'emple in better case than the "harisee. pea$. # have a thing to say to you. which was (dam. the one for leprosy of the body. with his hands. together with all his offspring. because our God re&ected him. + man. because they feared the people. which she has washed with her tears and anointed with precious ointment.. because she has loved much. imon was scandalized.upon your sanctuary. 3hereupon there were brought to him many sic$ fol$ whom he made whole. and the people said! . and he departed from the 'emple. yes and 6made7 the a0e.'here was a man who had two debtors. . reported to the :oman soldiers that which Jesus had said against their gods. who hated Jesus. for that our God &ustified him. have you. but found it not. 'hen Jesus said! . for # desire your word. Jesus prayed.or indeed they were see$ing how to $ill him. having entered the house of imon. then..Go your way in peace. and would not suffer her to touch him. forgave the debt to each. has willed to heal your body and her soul. a public sinner..?ou have well said% # say to you.1e to whom was forgiven the greater debt. God our 2ord. many sins are forgiven her. 3hen he had finished his prayer he descended from the pinnacle. 'he one owed to his creditor fifty pence.. therefore.. But this woman. . + )aster. entered into the house. it changed into a wretched being. But the "harisee went down in worse case than the publican. (nd while he was eating. when # entered your house you did not $iss me nor anoint my head. moved with compassion.No.#f this man were a prophet he would $now who and of what sort is this woman. therefore. ?our faith has saved you. and flung herself upon the ground behind Jesus* feet.(nd why do you despise your neighbour.3hat decree. 3hereupon. love me little. 'hereupon imon. for because you have e0alted yourself above God who created you you shall be abased beneath the feet of atan who lays wait for you. 3herefore truly # say to you. 3hich of them would love his creditor most-. (nd so. + clay. (nd you. lifting up his hands to the 2ord. sub&ecting him to what we suffer. o be it< o be it<. and wiped them with the hairs of her head. the owner.
Jesus cried out! . that 1e cast us not into the abyss for our pride. how did you bear yourself at the table. (nd truly # say to you. 3hereupon they all drew near to the sea. how must we do to escape pride-.Did you see$ to have the most honourable place. 3herefore man ought to bear himself with deepest humility% $nowing his own vileness and the greatness of God. you sinned not.. for as they live in pride they shall die in contempt and shall go into confusion. for # fear lest God should cast us into the abyss. 3hereupon. 3hereupon. for the greatness of the favour that the $ing did to me. wherefore he went into a little boat which lay a little off from the shore by itself. # should have been fain to serve him all the days of my life. one day when he was feasting. o do.that you may live in the world as John lived in the house of 1erod when he ate bread with him. he receives it from God..Did you account yourself more worthy than the others to sit at table-. in order that you might be our teacher and 6the teacher7 of every one that fears God. when the corn sprang up. as in truth he is. when the $ing gave me a little piece of flesh. he made me stay and eat there. . said Jesus to his disciples. # thought that the world had fallen upon my head. + John< But tell me. (s God lives. . 'hen Jesus said! .1ave you seen a poor man invited to a prince*s house to eat bread-. ill.+ )aster. even li$e (biram. for it was of God*s disposition you did so.3oe to the men that come into the world. si0ty. John. and this was trodden under foot of men and eaten up of birds% some fell upon the stones. but that in return man ought to spend his life for love of God.clad. 'he disciples trembled with fear at the words of Jesus% when he said again! . and used to sell the fish to the family of 1erod.Behold.+ ir. unworthy to stand in the world at God*s board. as the servants of the good man slept. there was seen sprung up among the corn a great 8uantity of tares. Jesus answered! . there is nothing so small received here in the world from 6the hand of7 God. for so shall you be in truth free from all pride. whereupon when it sprang up. 'herefore it is not lawful for man to say! *(h.or before # $new you # went to fish. in eating with 1erod. + John. the father of a family sowed good seed in his field! whereupon. #hapter 1+* Jesus wal$ing along the sea of Galilee was surrounded by a great multitude of fol$. and an one hundredfold. and anchored so near the land that the voice of Jesus might be heard. in whose presence my soul stands. 1e then opened his mouth and said! . and sitting down awaited his word. # did not dare to lift up my eyes. did you not sow good seed in your field. even to thirty. seeing myself. with the great bounty by which he nourishes us.# have eaten bread in 1erod*s house.or this world is a house where God feasts men. and said! .God pardon you... John answered! .(s God lives. 3hereupon. whereupon it.1old your peace. the enemy of the man their master came and sowed tares over the good seed. sitting among the $ing*s barons.. wherein have eaten all the holy ones and prophets of God. if the $ing had been of our 2aw. (nd truly # say that. 'he servants came to their master and said! . because it had no moisture. .Did you as$ for the most delicate food. (gain Jesus said! .Now how did you eat bread with infidels. have you heard of John what is done in the house of a prince. a poor fisherman.Did you spea$ when you were not 8uestioned at the table. (s God lives.3herefore then is there sprung up therein a great 8uantity of . the sower went out to sow. John answered! . bare fruit.#hapter 1+1 1is disciples drew near to Jesus after the nightly prayer. it was burnt up by the sun% some fell in the hedges. + brethren. whereupon when it grew up the thorns choc$ed the seed% and some fell on good ground. whereupon as he sowed some of the seed fell upon the road. why is this done and this said in the world-* but rather to account himself.Behold. # having brought thither a fine fish. for our pride<.2et us fear God. everything that a man receives.
he went with his disciples to Nain.'he hour of prayer draws near% wherefore when the evening prayer is ended # will tell you the meaning of the parables. for carnal comforts cause 6men7 to forsa$e the word of God. upon the stones. not caring for him who was fain to give them. no even despising him. is he who teaches the word of God. But when they arrived at the mar$et.tares-. they cannot hope for help from God. whereupon it brings forth fruit of eternal life. #t falls among the thorns when it comes to the ears of them that love their own life. 'hen having dismissed them. behold. saying! . 3hen the prayer was ended. 'herefore the men were not able to sell their figs. for that he has created all things. men sought not good figs but fair leaves. which falls upon a great number of men. for by reason of the great an0iety these have to serve the body of a prince the word of God to does not sin$ into them. #t is.'here went forth two men to sell apples. #hapter 1++ 1is disciples drew near to Jesus and as$ed him. who by reason of the long &ourneys which they ma$e.Do not so.+ )aster. #t falls upon the road when it comes to the ears of sailors and merchants. .. (gain Jesus said! . without which generation is impossible. with his mother. for you would pull up the corn therewith% but wait till the time of harvest comes. (gain Jesus said! . 'hat which falls on good ground is when the word of God comes to the ears of him who fears God. the disciples came near to Jesus and he said to them! *'he man who sows seed upon the road. upon the thorns. became sic$ with a grievous sic$ness. and the variety of nations with whom they have dealings.* . but while men slept the enemy of man came and sowed tares over the corn. that in every condition when man fears God the word of God will bear fruit in him. for that he is incapable of motion. # tell you truly that he is God our 2ord% father of all things. 3herefore. 'he master answered! .* (nd these they sold for their weight in gold. not caring for the substance of the apples..Behold a citizen has a fountain. 'he one chose to sell the peel of the apple for its weight in gold. (nd thus on that day Jesus spo$e to the crowd in parables. 'he other desired to give the apples away. upon the good ground. Jesus answered! ..3ill you that we go and pull up the tares from among the corn-. (gain Jesus said! . from which all the neighbouring citizens ta$e water to wash off their uncleanness% but the citizen suffers his own clothes to putrefy. whereupon. but the corn you shall put into my granary... our God. 'ruly # say to you. seeing they serve not God. tell us the meaning of the parables which you spo$e to the people. for the men were mightily pleased with leaves. #t falls upon the stones when it comes to the ears of courtiers. But he is not a father after the manner of nature. *+f that father of a family. though the word of God grow upon them. eating the figs.* aid the servants! . have the word of God removed from their memory by atan. as soon as they have any tribulation the word of God goes out of their memory! for. (nd seeing this. whose is this . 3hereupon the men.place. 'he master answered! *Good seed did # sow. then. albeit they have some memory thereof. receiving only a little bread for his &ourney. received him into his house and ministered to him.* 3hereupon he called together his two sons and 6said7! *Go you and gather a great 8uantity of leaves with bad figs. where he had raised to life the widow*s son% who.or then shall you go and pull up the tares from among the corn and cast them into the fire to be burned. But men bought the peel of the apples for its weight in gold.'here went forth many men to sell figs. an evil citizen said! * urely # may become rich. when carnal desires grow up they cho$e the good seed of the word of God.
many infidel fathers shall beget faithful sons. for whose sa$e God waits for the world to repent. through being occupied in the business of the world. for as seven gates of hell has atan generated it! so are there seven punishments therein. surely. Now # say to you. in whose presence my soul stands. and the seed is the word of God.?es. but himself repents not of his sins. God answers! *# have given good doctrine to men. be there so many errors-. But he who sells the peel for its weight in gold. even as a wounded man has no need of fine bandages to bind up his wounds. but the world. it is a great thing that you have as$ed. and how long they shall be in hell. would not this thing be monstrous. 1ence. therefore. o when the teachers are negligent in preaching the word of God.. but* preaches in truth. even as sin is of seven $inds. see$s from the teachers leaves of fine words and flattery. then.+ )aster. a 8uantity of earthly things. Jesus answered! .* #hapter 1+0 'hen said "eter! . is the teacher who to others preaches penitence and himself abides still in sin. for at that time shall the infidels be gathered by my angels and shall be cast out with atan into hell. (s God lives.world% and the field where he sows is man$ind. 'hose two men that sell apples are the one. + wretched man. and gives the apple away. so also has a sinner no need of fine words. while the good faithful ones shall come to my $ingdom. but rather of a good ointment. but suffers his own garments to become putrefied. atan sows error in the heart of men. But wait until the Judgment. whence are come countless sects of wic$ed doctrine. but rather despised. Jesus answered! *+ "eter. tell us how the lost shall be tormented. and the rest of his body were as small as an ant. flattering particular men.1ow should one listen to the word of God% and how should one $now him that preaches for love of God-. /now you. @nderstand you. that hell is one. God answers! *Do not so. for in truth he poisons the human ear. then.1e that preaches should be listened to as though God were spea$ing when he preaches good doctrine% because God is spea$ing through his mouth. truly. good doctrine to men3herefore. man becomes sic$ and ready for eternal death. wherefore he flatters none. (h< how many have perished for this cause<* 'hen answered he who writes and said! . in order that man may flee from sin. such a man is not received by the world. yet has seven centres one below another%. 'he which seeing. gave you not. for the faithful are so closely &oined to the infidels by $inship that the faithful will be lost with the infidel.. if God please. 'he citizen who has the water and gives his water to others to wash off their uncleanness. so flattering the world. should be avoided as an horrible serpent. that he is more monstrous who preaches penitence to others. but rather of good reproofs. and brings a large supply of leaves% that is. see$ing only a poor man*s livelihood. in order that he may cease to sin. having respect of persons. . he it is who preaches to please men! and. in which he covers up sin% the which receiving. *'he holy ones and prophets cry! . because not the angels but his own tongue writes upon the air the punishment that is fitting for him< #f one had the tongue of an elephant. he who preaches for love of God. atan &oins himself with the flesh and the sense. but while men have been given up to vanity atan has sowed errors to bring to nothing my 2aw. But he that reproves not sins. he ruins the soul that follows his flattery.+ ir. # will answer you.* 'he holy ones say! *+ ir.* urely. nevertheless.'ruly # say to you. #hapter 1+'hey that bear good figs are the true teachers who preach good doctrine. which ta$es pleasure in lies.. we will disperse these errors by destroying men.
to such a degree that there shall be nought to eat but live scorpions and live serpents. where they that have transformed the way given them by God shall be as corn that is coo$ed in the burning dung of the devil. .or the proud. for that he has his hands and feet bound. 'he covetous shall go down to the fifth Centre. and ma$e him fall to earth many times beneath the weight% nor does any help him to lift it up! no. (nd what is worse. who push him. rend the secret parts of the glutton. a double amount is laid upon him.. it being too much to lift. those very scorpions which he eats that they may devour his belly. 'he wrathful goes down to the first centre. passing through all the centres above it. who has not his hands free to cool his body as he wal$s and to ease the burden. planting their feet upon his throat. 1ere are built cities and immense palaces. they are eaten over again. shall offer him that which he desires. who here chaffs at the good of his neighbour and re&oices at his misfortune. (nd these enormous stones are laid upon the shoulders of the slothful. as the rich feast suffered. and he shall be ever derided and scorned of devils. (nd they that shall have sinned with harlots. (nd there shall they be embraced by horrible infernal serpents.or where there is no gladness at all it shall seem to him that every one re&oices at his misfortune. shall be plunged into the lowest centre.or although the damned are incapable of any &oy. (nd it shall seem to him that all things in hell re&oice at his torment. as when one seems in a dream to be spurned by some one and feels torment thereby even so shall be the ob&ect set before the wretched envious man. the nature of whose generative organs is fire. whose eyes are flaming sulphur. whose hair is serpents. that is the loftiest in heart. . yet the &ustice of God shall cause that it shall so seem to the wretched envious man. which give such torment that it would be better never to have been born than to eat such food. (nd as here he see$s to be higher than God. which as soon as they are finished must needs be pulled down straightway. whose mouth is poisonous. seeing that sloth has ta$en away the power of his arms. (nd the demons. +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. 'o the third centre shall go down the slothful who will not wor$ now. where he is insulted by all the devils and by as many of the damned as go down lower than he. for greater torment. 'here are offered to them indeed by the demons. ?et is he not able to defend himself. Now here there is dearth of food. where he shall suffer e0treme poverty.:emember that you would not give for love of God% so God wills not that you now receive. because a single stone is not placed aright. (nd. and there shall be chafed by the fangs of a great number of infernal serpents. seeing that his tongue is fastened by a hoo$. and mourn that he be not gone down to the seventh centre. Now with these shall all the lustful en&oy the infernal embers which shall be their bed. shall go down to the si0th Centre. and suffering in them all the pains that are therein. delicate meats% but for that they have their hands and feet bound with fetters of fire. in appearance. and his legs are fettered with infernal serpents. and mourns that he has no worse. he is not able to give vent to his wrath by insulting others. (nd when they are come forth foul and unclean. all these acts of impurity shall be transformed for them into union with the infernal furies% which are demons li$e women. filthy as they are. and not wishing to recognize anyone above him! even so there shall he be put under the feet of atan and his devils. in wishing to do after his own manner. contrary to that which God commands. 'hey spurn him and smite him. whose nails are razors. not being able to come forth speedily. li$e . behind him are the demons. But what is worse. *'he envious. they cannot put out a hand on the occasion when the meat appears to them. whose tongue is gull whose body is all girt with barbed hoo$s li$e those wherewith they catch the silly fish. what is worse. whose claws are li$e those of gryphons. and when he shall have it in his hands other devils with violence shall snatch it from his hands with these words! . ma$ing him lie down upon the road where they pass. 'o the second centre shall go down the gluttonous. who shall trample him down as the grapes are trampled when wine is made.
who are in seventy. (nd this shall God do in order that every creature may $now that he has received benefit from the )essenger of God. they would rest delighted. shall all be united by the &ustice of God. heat. where are your promises made to us. But there is not this hope. But he shall abide there 6only7 so long as it ta$es to shut and open the eyes. saying that those who have your faith shall not abide in hell for evermore-.. But the faithful shall have comfort.+ 2ord. God shall answer! . who shall have had the faith without good wor$s. all those that have human flesh and shall be under punishment. #t is true. ice. (nd what shall # say. cold. 'hereupon hell shall tremble at his presence. there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. because their torment cannot have an end.two grades. for # will give you all that you as$. because their torment shall have an end. 'hen shall God command the four favourite angels of God% that they go to hell and ta$e out every one that has the faith of his )essenger. and shall hear them say! . 'hen the angel of God shall return to paradise.. in my despite. and said! * o then the faithful must go into hell-* Jesus answered! *9very one. li$e the mi0ture of various grains ma$e a loaf.2ord. (nd because he has human flesh. seeing that they were not willing for the love of God to put an end to their sin. only suffering fear. my God. and screaming shall say! . so long as the )essenger of God shall abide to behold hell. and in such wise that the cold shall not temper. + 2ord.that which he uses who sells flesh. #hapter 1+1 #n this accursed spot shall abide the infidels for evermore! insomuch that if the world were filled with grains of millet.+ )uhammad. must go into hell.or fire. and a single bird once in a hundred years should ta$e away a single grain to empty the world if when it should be empty the infidels were to go into paradise.?ou are more noble than #. terror. concerning them that have received my faith. . that the holy ones and prophets of God shall go there to behold. and having approached with reverence the )essenger of God shall narrate to him what he has heard. thunderstorms. to free them from those bitter punishments. but each shall give torment to the wretched sinner.ly. and lead him into paradise. the one being sad at good wor$s. 1earing which. common to all the centres. to behold the &ustice of God. fly. 3here. saying one to another! . the heat nor the fire the ice.. (s for the faithful. is your mercy.# pray you. wind. 'hen shall his )essenger spea$ to God and say! . lightning. 2ord. not suffering any punishment and the righteous. they shall abide in hell seventy thousand years. hearing this. #hapter 1+7 'hen shall the )essenger of God say! .* 'he disciples were affrighted. 3hen he shall go there all the devils shall shrie$. so long shall they abide without punishment. be he who he may. . (nd this they shall do.# tell you that thither shall come 6even7 the )essenger of God. frenzy. #n this accursed place shall there be a general punishment. + my friend. those of the two last grades. and see$ to hide themselves beneath the burning embers. however. for here comes )uhammad %our enemy<. (fter those years shall the angel Gabriel %come into hell.(s$ what you will. and this is un&ustly done<. remember the promise made to me your servant. sulphur. that they shall not abide for evermore in hell.. and the other delighting in evil. atan shall smite himself upon the face with both his hands.
that those that shall have believed in him. (nd when he had heard it Jesus gave than$s to God. 'ell me.# fled because # $new that a host of devils is preparing for me that which in a short time you shall see. they beheld the fields and hills covered with ripe corn. as says the prophet David! 1e shall ma$e him fall into the pit who spreads a snare for his neighbour. ate wild fruits and herbs for two years. 3hen they had fasted for nineteen days. the chief priests with the elders of the people shall rise against me and 6they7 shall wrest authority to $ill me from the :oman governor. as Joseph was sold into 9gypt.si0 of Jesus* disciples% and he abode in Damascus awaiting the others. and sought him saying! . 'hey answered! .or God shall save me from their hands. Jesus answered! . 'he citizens too$ council to set up Jesus as their $ing $nowing which he fled from them and the disciples strove fifteen days to find him. two by two. brethren. the prophet of God. yet desires and wills to abide on the miry road. and said! . did not see bread. Jesus answered! . brethren. seeing they died in this faith.1e who wal$s without $nowing where he goes is surely unhappy% but more unhappy is he who is able and $nows how to reach a good hostelry... and they showed him the multitude of their children.. 'he three disciples were afraid% but Jesus comforted them saying! . 'he day following there came. E.urely not. for they $new that Jesus must depart from the world. 6#s there7 an e0ile who does not aspire to return to his own rich country when he finds himself in poverty- . 'hen Jesus had compassion on their misery. have mercy upon us. nourishing himself only with herbs and wild fruits. and by James with John. nourished with spiritual delight. in the rain. (nd they.Do not be afraid. 'ruly # say to you. 'hey gathered so much corn that they did not $now where to store it% and this thing was cause of plenty in #srael. while the persecution of (hab continued for three years.'wenty days. and we shall not receive any bread this year in our land. But the &ust God shall ma$e him fall. 6while7 being persecuted 6by7 aul. ee that for these twenty days we give ourselves to fasting and prayer% for God will have mercy upon you. and in peril of robbers. or on of God. C.David our father.. all the men of the city. .+ )aster. 6and7 twice only did he eat bread. even though they have not done any good wor$s.or. for none of you shall betray me. seeing that the first man was cast out into the world into e0ile and there he suffers the punishment of his error. . thirty. all the disciples see$ you weeping. and said! . God has caused this dearth because here began the madness of men and the sin of #srael when they said that # was God.. because they shall fear that # wish to usurp $ingship over #srael.* #hapter 1+3 3hen morning was come. and shall ta$e me out of the world. with the women and children. 'hen Jesus said! ... #hapter 1+9 Jesus was found by him who writes. and therefore they endured well% but how shall these little ones fare-. is this world our native country. shall go into paradise after the punishment of which # have spo$en. early. ir. the servant of God. because this year the worms have eaten the corn. C. came to the house where Jesus was with his disciples. gather the bread which God has given. D.3e have sought you mourning% yes. 'he men answered! . (nd they mourned every one. ir. weeping. said! . F. 'hey ran to Jesus. )oreover. and recounted everything to him.+ what fear is yours< Do you not $now that 9li&ah.1ow long is it until harvest-. # shall be sold and betrayed by one of my disciples. 3herefore he opened his mouth and said! .Go.. why did you flee from us. they were prophets of God.(nd such shall be the advantage of the faith of God*s )essenger%. on the morning of the twentieth day. 6(nd the three disciples7 received some consolation 6from this7.
. how bitter is the remembrance of you to them that have rest in their riches< C. wherein the beams of earthly goods cannot be threaded. 1ave you seen the soldiers.or he will $now to beware of the world. what advantage has he. but wal$ing on the edges he would brea$ his head% what would you say if you saw men opposing one another. and be despised of his neighbours. shows that to wor$ a thing well it is necessary to e0ercise oneself in that 6thing7. (s God lives. the flesh. (nd much less would he do so when he found himself to have offended Caesar. let him gaze upon the tombs. #f a man sewing cloth should thread beams instead of thread in the needle.* answered the disciples.. #t is because.3hat amazement would be yours< (ssuredly you would say! . 'he death of the holy is precious in the sight of the 2ord.# will tell you. because they are of a law that is foreign to him. But # will spea$ to you of this 6matter7 in order that you may learn to die. because the lovers of the world will not thin$ upon death.(ssuredly reason denies it. and the sense. everything that is done amiss. + miserable man.+ 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. how would the wor$ attain 6its end7. what end shall the man have who desires earthly riches. .urely he would wor$ in vain. if there were a road which was of such condition that wal$ing in the midst thereof a man should go safely. prophet of God! . so the death of them that die well. *9ven so is it true. (nd whoever believes not this at my word.D.F. 9ven so # tell you truly. Nevertheless in his madness he strives continually to ma$e the wor$ succeed. when he sees that man*s flesh is reserved to be food of worms. is precious in the sight of God our creator.'he sinner shall die a most evil death. and olomon. let him study the boo$ of the tomb. but he ta$es pains that his design may have a good conclusion. 'ell me. #hapter 1-0 Believe.1ow shall a man who has not learned to die well die a good death. # do not say this because # have to die now. but rather to place him in paradise. as says David. and if they are not frenzied they are desperate. for there shall he find the true doctrine for his salvation. 1ave you seen them that build 6and7 how they lay every stone with the foundation in view. (nd when he is laid dead beneath the ground. how in time of peace they e0ercise themselves with one another as if they were at war. God*s prophet. even as all rare things are precious. and go to live in :ome. #t is certain that he who has no hope of receiving anything from the :omans. E. which is born to die. that prizes his 6clothes7 more than himself% for when he cuts the cloth he measures it carefully before he cuts it% and when it is cut he sews it with care. being rare.or death is the needle. for # am sure that # shall live even near to the end of the world. 3henever a man begins anything.urely. measuring if it is straight 6so7 that the wall will not fall down. Now man sees not that he is doing this continually when he gathered earthly goods. + men. how is he born. is not willing to leave his own country with all that he has. not only is he 6aiming7 to finish 6it7. when one spea$s to them 6of death7 they will not 6heed7 his speech. 1e who would fain become wise beyond all others in the fear of God. that # 6have7 come into the world with a privilege which no man has had. but in vain.( mean linen cloth in which he is wound! and this is the reward which the world gives him. for there shall he find the truth. No. 6why7 will men not measure their life by death.'hey are mad and frenzied. nor will even the )essenger of God have it% seeing that our God did not create man to set him in the world.. #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.1e shall die. cries with me! + death. but e0perience proves it. But his life . Do you $now why 6such a death is precious7. said the prophet David. since 6only he7 who is not born does not die . he is born na$ed. never to return. . and striving in emulation to get nearest to the edge and $ill themselves.
* #hapter 1-* Judas.. 1e hoped that Jesus would become $ing of #srael. 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. for he cannot away with our traditions.urely we shall fare badly% because he is fain to reform the worship of God after the ancient custom. saying! *3hat shall we do if this man become $ing. not being able to see Jesus because of the great multitude.2et every one beware of him who without occasion labours to give you to$ens of love. even though we sin. (nd they too$ counsel with the high priest. having made his resolution. for the angel of God has said to me that # must go there. ( publican named =acchaeus. made show of having suffered grief at Jesus* absence. but says that he shall come of the seed of #shmael. and they shall give them our country in possession% and so shall #srael again be sub&ected to slavery as it was aforetime. and so he himself would be a powerful man. he said within himself! *#f this man were a prophet. having heard the proposal. *because the people are so inclined towards him that without the soldiery we shall not be able to do anything% and may it please God that with the soldiery we may accomplish this business. and would be saved from eternal death. our God is so merciful that he is appeased with sacrifice and fasting. 3hat then shall the fruit be if this man be suffered to live. 3herefore it will be better that # ma$e arrangement with the chief priests and with the scribes and "harisees. and see how to give him up into their hands. for so shall # be able to obtain something good. wherein was $ept all that was given him for love of God.* 3herefore. at which Jesus said! . are the lovers of the world. lost the hope of becoming powerful in the world. praised be God. Now how shall we fare under the sovereignty of such a man. . But because they follow the flesh and the world they are frenzied. who care not for our 2aw. (nd God too$ away our understanding. having ta$en counsel among themselves. Jesus then. o one sabbath morning. he would $now that # steal his money% and so he would lose patience and cast me out of his service. he says that the )essiah shall not come of the seed of David 4as one of his chief disciples has told us5. striving to live more arrogantly and more lasciviously than one another. (nd on that day Judas the traitor. Jesus came to Nazareth. by the will of God. (nd so we are able to do whatsoever we list% for. climbed to the top of a sycamore. when he saw that Jesus was fled.. and that the promise was made in #shmael and not in #saac. (fter the coming of all the disciples. (nd if he were a wise man he would not flee from the honour that God wills to give him. which holds a middle place in man. they would follow the 2aw of God. he gave notice to the scribes and "harisees how the matter had passed in Nain. when the governor and 1erod should agree thereto. everyone desired to see him. have a $ing and a governor that are alien to our 2aw. having .'hen Jesus wept and said! *9ven so.2et us return into Galilee. the traitor. the high priest gave answer that he must needs treat with 1erod and with the governor. 3hen the citizens recognized Jesus.or if they lived according to reason. more than any other. Jesus said! . that we might not $now to what end he said this. 3herefore. for he carried Jesus* purse. $nowing that # believe not in him. even as we care not for theirs. who was of small stature.* 3herefore.(ssuredly the #shmaelites shall come into repute with the :omans. truly.urely we shall all perish with our children! for being cast out of our office we shall have to beg our bread. 3e now.* 3hereupon. and cruel enemies of their own selves. having lost this hope. they plotted to seize him by night. and there waited for Jesus to pass that place when he went to the synagogue. #hapter 1-+ 'hen all the disciples came to Damascus.
as you are.or in all their acts they sought God their creator.3hy does the physician 6enter7 into a house'ell me. and you hold our religion in reprobation<. began to see$ God their creator. lifted up his eyes and said! .come to that place. 'he "harisees were confounded when they heard the name of the boo$ of 9li&ah. since the Canaanites were given up to idolatry.. said in derision *"harisee<* that is. you have no statues of idols and adore the wind% loo$ to your fate and come and serve our gods. #hapter 1-0 (s God lives. . said Jesus. =acchaeus. because they $new that. there were twelve mountains inhabited by seventeen thousand "harisees% and so it was that 6even7 in so great a number there was not found a single reprobate. 'he "harisees murmured. friend and prophet of God. who wal$ed with God in truth. Jesus answered! . may it please God that out of every thousand there be one elect<. saying to Jesus* disciples! .all the saints and prophets of God have been "harisees not in name. . said Jesus. beholding those of our people that were separated from the world to serve God.#f you were 6true7 "harisees you would forsa$e all other business to attend to this% for the "harisee see$s God alone.. which is the worship of human hands. in whose presence my soul stands. #hapter 1-(s God lives. 9noch. 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.. for there did this name begin 6as a7 way of deriding good men..# will tell you. But truly # say to you. Jesus answered! . .for 6those who are7 whole have no need of medicine. do you $now your origin and how the world began to receive "harisees.. 'hen Jesus said! . only the sic$. 'ell me. 'he "harisees answered in indignation! . when they saw such an one. 3hereupon the Canaanites. wrote a little boo$ in which he included all human wisdom with the 2aw of God our 2ord.! . but all were elect of God.'o heal the sic$.3hy 6has7 your master gone in to eat with publicans and sinners-.Come down.. selling 6their goods7 and giving to the poor for love of God. but in very deed.?ou say the truth. at the prayer of his disciple 9lisha. *1e see$s God*% as much as to say! *+ madman. But now. seeing that you do not $now it. 'he man came down and received him with gladness. when #srael has more than a hundred thousand "harisees. 'hey 6claimed they had7 to depart under prete0t of business to be done. o then we are all reprobate. through desire of paradise. 9li&ah. a friend of God. and # will tell you why # am come in here. so hear$en to my words. (nd so men. because they had no need of repentance. But come. ma$ing no account of the world.# do not hold the religion of the true "harisees in reprobation but in approbation and for that # am ready to die. . o they tarried in confusion to listen to Jesus. having $nowledge of this. . no one observed such doctrine. even as he that is clean has no need of the bath. the friend of God.. let us see if you are 6true7 "harisees.or *"harisee* strictly means *see$s God* in the language of Canaan. in the time of 9li&ah. who said again. for today # will abide in your house. ma$ing a splendid feast.* 'ruly # say to you. if you were true "harisees you would be glad that # should have gone in to sinners for their salvation. and for love of God they forsoo$ cities and their own goods. was translated into paradise% and there he abides until the Judgment 4for when the end of the world draws near he shall return to help the world with 9li&ah and one other5.. through their traditions. 'hey answered! .
let him not loo$ save at his own feet. because God is not found outside of us. for the master does not suffer himself to be found outside his house 6in a place7 where he is not loved. 4for so begins the little Boo$5. because God has mercy upon sinners. #n prayer. 'herefore guard your senses and guard your heart. let them shut fast the doors and windows of their house. as does a friend who spea$s with a friend. 'hey that see$ fair words do not see$ God.to all them that desire to wal$ with God their creator. 'hey that see$ God. servant of God. let them stand in such fear as if they were at the Judgment to come. 2et the lump of earth sleep on the na$ed earth 6and7 for every night let two hours of sleep suffice. who does nothing but reprove our sins. writes this! 3hoever desires to learn much. let him not spea$ save that which is necessary.9li&ah. let them rise from the table still hungry% thin$ing every day not to attain to the ne0t% spending their time as one draws his breath. 2et him hate no one save himself% condemn no one save himself. suffice. for in this way you shall find God 6so7 that in every time and place you shall feel that you are in God and God 6is7 in you. of the s$in of beasts.. 3hen he spea$s. in this world in which he is hated.. shall come forth 6to where7 there are men of the world only once in 6every7 thirty days for in respect of the business of him that see$s God wor$s for two years can be done in one day. because he who fears God is content to $now only that which God wills. 3hen they eat. let them live better than others.. + "harisees. let him 4sic5 flee the conversation of men% because )oses being alone upon )ount inai found him and spo$e with God. 2et one garment. because nothing can be learned from him who $nows less than ourselves. . Now do this in the service of God. 'hey that wish to teach others. 3hen he wal$s. let them attend to their own selves. #hapter 1-1 . 'hey that desire to see$ God. (gain # say to you that if you were 6true7 "harisees you would have had &oy that # 6have7 entered in here. with the 2aw that God has given you through )oses. 'hey that wish to do good wor$s. for 6there is no profit7 in gaining the whole world and losing one*s own soul. they 4sic5 fear God little. 'his is the little boo$ of 9li&ah. 1ow shall the sinner amend his life when he hears one worse than he teaching him'hey that see$ God.
* (nd he called his servants and said! *Bring new robes here and clothe my son. (nd when they had eaten he departed for he 6was going7 to Judea.. departed and went into a far country. 'he servant answered him! *?our brother 6has7 come 6home7 and your father has $illed the fatted calf. your brother 6has7 come. who set him to feed swine in his property. saying! *.ather. eating acorns. and would not go into the house. . and it came to pass that his father saw him coming from afar off. (s God lives. was lost and now is found% 6that is why7 we must re&oice.even so is there re&oicing among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. he marvelled and called one of the servants. (nd while feeding them he assuaged his hunger in company with the swine. 'hen Jesus said to them that were converted to repentance.)aster. # have sinned in heaven against you% do with me as you do to one of your servants. and said! *?ou can go and triumph 6but7 # will not eat at the table of fornicators.# $new it before they did it.* 'he poor man went. wasting all his portion with harlots. and they are feasting. where he wasted all his substance with harlots.'hen =acchaeus said! . and hearing that they were ma$ing merry within. and to his disciples! . and sinners shall go into the $ingdom of God. and you never gave me a lamb to eat with my friends.. 1earing this. 'he father answered! * on. fourfold all that # have received by usury. and they that account themselves righteous shall go into eternal flames.ather. . But when he came to himself he said! *+h.A 'here was a father who had two sons. Come therefore and re&oice with him. # have sinned in heaven against you. the elder son came home.. 'he son bowed himself down. now that he is come you have $illed the fatted calf<. behold # will give. and was moved to compassion over him. for love of God. (nd he.* 'he 6elder7 son answered with indignation! *# have always served you with good service. and having come up to him he embraced him and $issed him. for # do not fear them but 6rather7 fear God. for # am not worthy to be called your son. 'herefore his father came out to him and said to him! * on. said Jesus. for we $now that the "harisees have ta$en counsel with the high priest against you. 'ruly. 'hen Jesus said! . the "harisees departed in indignation. living lu0uriously.. truly. and # perish here with hunger< # will arise. 2et them do all that they desire.* 'he elder son was greatly angered when he heard this. . and $ill the fatted calf and we will ma$e merry.* 'he father answered! * on. such that the wretched man went to serve a citizen. for you are my son.* 'he elder son was more angry. 'he disciples said! . and give him new 6garments7% give him the ring on his finger. for they cannot do anything contrary to the will of God. how many in my father*s house 6are7 feasting in abundance. you are always with me and everything is yours% but this one was dead and is alive again. (nd he departed from his father without receiving even a piece of money. give me my portion of goods*% and his father gave it 6to7 him.* #hapter 1-7 3hile they were ma$ing merry in the house. harlots. do to me as to one of your servants. and # will not suffer you to be in the condition of my slave. (fter this there arose a mighty famine in that country.ather. But as for this worthless fellow that departed from you. o he went forth to meet him. and will go to my father.'his day has salvation come to this house.. and will say to him! *. but # do not fear. Jesus answered! . and the younger said! *.. many publicans. ir. as$ing him why they were ma$ing merry in this way. do not go to Judea.or 6this7 son 6of mine7 was dead but has now come to life again% he was lost and now is found.do not say so. having received his portion. therefore.
pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of the younger. and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there. are they 6really7 "harisees. and # had been for two months without drin$ing.or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart. Come. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael. therefore you did not sin. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed. therefore.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now. 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. therefore. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. it is now two months since # have drun$ water.ifteen years. he said! *Brother. for every year he had had dealings with men.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. the elder. 'he elder said! *+ brother. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother.or # confess to you that # sinned against you. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains. and # have in my house the psalms of David. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael. . and # say to you truly. 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.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he. you do not $now how to read. and so both set themselves to search for water. brother-* 'he younger answered! *. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water. said! *3here do you dwell. and so they found each other. you said the truth. as though # were better than you. 2et us go. 'he more aged 6one7 said .5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here. . 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water.* *#t is true.#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today. 'he elder said! *+ brother.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder. in order that you may $now the present ones.* replied the younger. that there is nothing worse here upon earth than 6when7 a man covers himself with 6the7 profession and garb of religion 6in order7 to cover his wic$edness.* said the elder. (fter the departure of 9li&ah. because of the great persecution by idolaters. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. then. # felt an e0altation within me. because.* 'he elder said! *+ brother. brother-* 1e answered. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other. in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. o. if they had not sinned.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says.* 'hen the elder said! *3ho is that infidel prince whom God has sent for the chastisement of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *1ow should # $now. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one .but # meant to say. . 6but7 # $now how to read.* .
'he younger answered! . let it be observe it.. and the younger departed. but what we have done. because the younger changed his dwelling.. * aid the elder! .+ brother. but rather our heart. when he had found him again.* (nd having said this he too$ the "salms. o. for they serve their Creator better than #.. for you are a holy one of God. seeing 6that7 fifteen years have past-* 'he younger replied! *(s for the words. But them # condemn. and not to observe it.+ brother. say not so. to give account of myself. who are perfect .. say not so.Now.'he younger said! *+ brother.. hearing this. *'he elder answered! . he will not as$ us what we have learned. 9very day # place myself before the &udgment of God. if you are the most perfect 6of men7-. was chosen $ing of #srael. tell me. # learned them in a single hour and have never forgotten them% but # have not yet observed them. you have forgotten what our father 9li&ah said. on the Day of Judgment. (nd ever do # feel within myself one that e0cuses my faults. for you despise $nowledge. that he who see$s God ought to condemn himself alone. *'he younger replied! . and not 6merely7 to $now it.# ought to consider the obedience of the sun and the planets.+ brother. then.+ brother.. younger than si0 other his brethren.+ brother. why have you not returned to any dwelling-* 'he younger answered! *Because # have not yet learned well what you said to me.'he first word that my master said to me when # too$ 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. e0cusing with e0cuse my sin. then.Now.'he younger answered! .* #hapter 100 *'he elder answered! . what faults have you. 6(fter this7 there were fifteen more years before they found one another. (nd here the aged man made a discourse upon the tongue. for # am now ninety years old. which our God wills to be prized. or because their heat is too great. how shouldst you $now yourself to be the greatest of sinners. aid the elder! . 'o what purpose is it. perceiving the truth and righteousness of his companion. *'he younger answered! . that you $now you have not learned all that # said-. that they who $now the commandments of God written in the 2aw ought to observe those 6first7 if they would afterwards learn more. seeing there are no men here-. whose goodness or whose faults consider you on these mountains. you say this in humility. for seventy. urely he did not write it that we might 6only7 $now it. but rather that we might observe it.+ur God does not see$ that our intellect should be good. with whom have you spo$en.Brother. to learn too much.+ brother. # spea$ with myself. but loo$s on the heart! wherefore David. (nd all that a man learns. the elder said! . * aid the elder! .+ brother. the elder 6"harisee7 said! *+ brother. where have you learned this doctrine. # say. being fifteen years% old. either because they give not light as # desire. (ccordingly. 'he younger answered! . and read that which our father David says! # will set a watch over my mouth that my tongue decline not to words of ini8uity. for that # stand between two great faults! the one is that # do not $now myself to be the greatest of sinners. ?et # answer you that God our creator loo$s not on time.five years whereof # have been a "harisee-. #hapter 101 . and mine also. said! *#t is true% and our God has pardoned you.* 'hen the elder said! *1ow can this be. or there is too much or too little rain upon the ground. 'he younger replied! . the other that # do not desire to do penance for it more than other men.* 'he more aged 6of the two7. how shall # spea$ now so as not to fall into sin! for your word is true. and became a prophet of God our 2ord. *3hereupon.
and perhaps he is but vanity. do that which they see the "harisees do. '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. for # will worship them. who does as he does observes the 2aw of God. But we of Judah have spiritual eyesight which are the fear and the faith of our God. aid the soldiers! . and we will become Jews. and # will worship them. Jesus answered! . corrupts the boo$.. 'he soldiers answered! .'he carnal eyes can only see things gross and e0ternal! you therefore will only be able to see your gods of wood and silver and gold that cannot do anything.. and wish that we should forsa$e the multitude of gods 4for :ome alone has twenty.. you would not perish. 'he soldiers re&oiced at hearing this. . beware that you do not as does the "harisee today. e0tinguishes the light .* Jesus then embar$ed on a ship. seeing it is not $nown where he is. seeing they ma$e not a single fly afresh. so the goodness of the true "harisee rests at the top of all human goodness.. who will ta$e vengeance for our gods.(ssuredly. pardon me.#f you had eyes to see him # would show him to you. and the disciples were sorry that they had forgotten to bring bread. who are omnipotent.Now how has your God created us. which has corrupted not only the "harisees of this day. as our God has created you. # will not for them forsa$e that God who has created everything with a single word% whose name alone affrights . because they hold them for holy ones.or every one of us has two eyes in his head.or the simple fol$. /now you what is the true "harisee..'he leaven of the "harisee is want of faith in God. is it lawful to wage war-. o would you convert us to your faith. . Jesus answered! . .1e is the oil of human nature.eight thousand gods that are seen5 and should follow your God who is one only and for that he cannot be seen. wherefore we can see our God in every place.. saying! . 'he soldiers were dismayed at hearing this. But he that ma$es the oil rancid. and $new not what to say. # would see$ to convert you.. which God gives to the world% for everything that he says and does is according to the 2aw of God. urely. for a little leaven mars a mass of meal.. but since you are blind.6#n this matter7 we need not words but deeds% cause therefore that your gods create one fly..+ur faith tells us that our life is a continual warfare upon the earth. 1e is a light that lightens the pilgrims* way. wherefore Jesus said! .how us your God. Jesus answered! . # cannot show you him. Jesus answered! . 'he soldiers answered! . Jesus rebu$ed them.or even as oil rests at the top of every li8uor. #f.* said Jesus to his disciples% and may it please God that we be able on the day of &udgment to have him for our friend. 'hen Jesus said! .#f # had created you. the honour which this people pays you must have ta$en away your understanding.*'his man was a true "harisee.Beware of the leaven of the "harisees of our day. 'hen said the disciples one to another! *Now what leaven have we. 'hen Jesus said! . for if you pour contempt on our gods we will give you into the hand of 1erod. the soldiers drew near to tempt him and ta$e him. and having entered one sabbath day into the 'emple.#f they are omnipotent as you say.)aster. where there was no sign of corn. it is not $nown where he is. but has corrupted #srael. if we have not even any bread-* A 'hen Jesus said! *+ men of little faith. for every one that considers his poverty with his penitence perceives that in this world we ought not to shut up our heart.. 'hey answered! . and began to e0tol their idols. putrefies the salt. therefore.Beware how you spea$.- #hapter 10* Jesus having come to Jerusalem.(nd how many ate and were satisfied with five loaves and two fishes.. not $nowing how to read. this man is a false "harisee. 1e is a living boo$. 3herefore. and you say we are blind. and thought of self. and they said! . have you then forgotten what God wrought in Nain.
?ou. when you ta$e time. (nd in saying that # alone $new God # should be falling into greater ignorance than all. and not saying! . when his possessions are stolen. 'he soldiers answered! . is a robber% for he steals time and the soul and his own life. and they were fain to stretch forth their hands against Jesus. for this word . forgives.. (nd in li$e manner. 3herefore.'omorrow # will do thus. who has honour.(re goods.armies. 'hus soul. e0cept that which is wrongly ta$en be restored. flesh. and so in the power of atan has he done this. for the disease that is not $nown is not healed.(donai abaoth<..* 'hen Jesus.* #hapter 10*'he man.. (nd they were so affrighted and fled in such wise that they were never more seen in Judea. (ll things created belong to the Creator. and goods . sense.(ssuredly now. in whose presence my soul stands. and they cannot show themselves but they are immediately hanged by the soldiery. the enemy of God. No.* Jesus answered! *# say not that # alone in #srael $now the truth. therefore. and such 6 sin7 as shall never be remitted as other sins are remitted! seeing that for every other sin. forsooth. the robber shall be hanged% when his life is ta$en. mighty and merciful. the murderer shall be beheaded. goods. since you have as$ed me.alone. in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything. perhaps.* 'hen the "harisees drew near to Jesus and said! *+ master. But when a neighbour*s honour is ta$en away. # alone will spea$% wherefore hear$en to me.+ur God commanded that we should not steal our neighbour*s goods. . for # should be stealing the honour of God. which ought to serve God. he is li$ewise a robber. all are God*s possessions. for God has so commanded.. better than honour.#f God will. and spend the worse part in God*s service! then are you robbers indeed. 3hoever commits sin.1e has the wisdom of Baal and (shtaroth.. be he of what fashion he will. 'hen said a scribe! *+ master. therefore. #hapter 10+ 'he priests and "harisees murmured among themselves and said! . by the grace of God. you are robbers! (nd you are greater robbers when you spend the better part of your time in pleasing yourselves and not in pleasing God.or he is the truth. why is not the robber crucified. Jesus opened his mouth and said! . (nd # tell you that. But this single precept has been so violated and abused that it has filled the world with sin. there are but few robbers. But this sin is of such a $ind that it shall never be remitted. 3hereupon straightway the soldiers were rolled out of the 'emple as one rolls cas$s of wood when they are washed to refill them with wine% insomuch that now their head and now their feet struc$ the ground. and gives it to atan. teach you us. how has robbery filled all the world with sin. if he spend them contrary to that which God wills. # will go to such a place. saying! . they 4sic5 cannot $now the robbers%. if a man bewail it and commit it no more. # say to you truly that many rob who $now not what they do.* Jesus answered! *3hoso $nows not the goods. and fast with prayer and almsgiving. if you said this to tempt me. (nd this is &ust. so that if a man receive them not as God wills he becomes a robber. since you alone in #srael $now the truth.Now let us see this% for we are fain to ta$e you. and therefore their sin is greater than that of the others. and honour. . our God. # should say so # should be a greater robber. and life. your sin is greater still. # will say such a thing. to you that. # say. committed a grievous sin in saying that # alone $now the truth. 'hen Jesus said! . time. and that without any one touching them.. who alone $nows the truth. therefore. appertains to God alone and not to others.1as God. as God lives. seeing that all held their peace. said again! *'hough # be not alone in #srael $nowing the truth.
priest called two old priests secretly and sent them to Jesus. that God our creator in his wor$ing conforms not himself to us. he left him free by his bounty. . who was gone out of the 'emple. not having need of man. (nd near him he had his disciples with a great multitude of people. wrought according to his good pleasure. or not have suffered men to see it. but he that ta$es away honour shall go free. 'hen Jesus said! *9very man. who is blessed for evermore. #hapter 100 'hen the high.commanded that he who ta$es goods shall be punished and he that ta$es life with goods shall be punished. created man free in order that he might love his Creator much the more and might $now his bounty. but you err. 3herefore the Creator. neither # nor you would have $nown the mercy of God and his righteousness. forbade him the food. (nd if God had made man incapable of sin he would have been e8ual to God in that matter% wherefore the blessed God created man good and righteous. 'he "harisees were consumed 6with rage7 at hearing this.* 'he doctor was astounded when he heard this. 'hen there drew near to Jesus a doctor. his omnipotence and bounty having wrought in man.. 'he priests drew near to Jesus and said! *)aster./nowing that they must needs fall.or although God had power to hinder sin. # tell you. and draws light even out of dar$ness itself% but the blind does not so. God.or although God is omnipotent. But God. in whose presence my soul stands. which has a precipice on the right hand and on the left! but # will wal$ in the middle. (nd for this sin the serpents slew about seventy thousand of our people. then.Did God will that he should eat it. he would not contradict his own bounty 4for God has no contradiction5 in order that.* they would answer! *3hy did he forbid it-* and if he said! *God willed it not. you call me good. 3herefore # say that.priest has sent you to tempt me. in order that in man might wor$ the mercy of God and his righteousness. for God alone is good. man would not have $nown himself to be God*s servant% and so he would have accounted himself lord of paradise. in such wise that he could resist evil and do good. for the one receives atan on his tongue and the other in his ears. ?et # will answer you all. but free to do that which he pleases in regard to his own life and salvation or damnation. who has no need of anything. and said to him! *Good master. then. gives freedom to his slaves.* Jesus answered! *)an.urely not% for by reason of their murmuring our fathers entered not into the land of promise. (nd he that hear$ens to the murmurer is li$ewise guilty. and in order that his slaves may love him more. having created him by his omnipotence. who to display his riches. that whoever has the light of his eyes clear sees everything clear.* 3hen they heard this the priests were confounded. surely he should have allowed them corn. (nd truly # say to you. 3herefore in creating man he created him free in order that he might $now that God had no need of him% >erbi gratia. # say. (nd in to$en that # spea$ the truth. if God had granted everything to man. waiting to pray the midday prayer. in order that the creature may depend on the Creator and not the Creator on the creature. wherefore God did not grant corn and fruit to our fathers. wherefore did man eat corn and fruit. # tell you that the high. and departed in confusion. as does a /ing. (s God lives. but rather the honour of God his creator. because they were not able to condemn his speech. (s God lives. in order that man might remain sub&ect to him. since he wor$s contrary to the will of God. and was sitting in olomon*s porch. but only their children. he that steals honour is worthy of greater punishment than he that robs a man of goods and of life. in whose presence my soul stands. (nd much more do you err in as$ing why God has not done according to your brain.* Jesus answered! *?our 8uestion is li$e a road over a mountain. for that he has need. if man had not sinned. wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to see$ his own way and convenience. perceiving that he $new their heart. or no-* (nd this they said tempting him% for if he said! *God willed it. he should not contradict sin in man.* 'he old men .* they would say! *'hen man has more power than God. and this is the fruit of his priesthood. tell me. wor$s everything for his own use. .
priest! *1e says that he was born blind. 'he high priest as$ed him. who was conferring with the priests and the "harisees against Jesus. and returned with the light of my eyes.* +thers said! *#t is he.priest as$ed him the name of that man. and now he sees% how has this thing befallen-* 'he father and mother of the man born blind replied! *'ruly he was born blind. all Jerusalem was filled with the matter. and now # see! blessed be the God of #srael<* 3hen the man born blind was come again to the beautiful gate of the 'emple.priest said again to the man born blind! *Give glory to God.or others could not do such a thing. we $now not% he is of age.departed and recounted all to the high.. having made clay of earth with his spittle. many who met him said! *#f this man were blind # should say for certain that it was he who was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%. but God created him so. as$ him and he will tell you the truth.Go and wash you as that man has said. for the father and mother of the blind man. or )oses %the servant of God. but how has he received light-* (nd they accosted him saying! *(re you the blind man that was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%-* 1e answered! *# am he and wherefore-* 'hey said! *Now how did you receive your sight-* 1e answered!. 'he man born blind answered! *1e told me not his name. (nd having called the blind man up to him he spat on the ground and made clay and placed it upon the eyes of the blind man and said to him! *Go to the pool of iloam and wash you<* 'he blind man went. who said! *'his fellow has the devil at his bac$. that whereas # was blind. 3herefore he was brought to the chief of the priests. for a testimony of the Gospel. 'he man born blind replied! *Neither (braham nor )oses. 1is disciples as$ed him saying! . found one blind from his mother*s womb.* 4Now the father and mother of the blind man were afraid to spea$. for he is Jesus the Nazarene%. but as # sat at the gate of the 'emple a man made me come near to him and. that is. # went and washed. spitting on the ground.priest. Jesus. for they will tell us the truth. that he was born blind-* Jesus answered! . and spea$ the truth. he has enlightened me. saying! *)an. who recounts everything to him% for he aspires to the $ingship over #srael% but God will see to that. who sinned in this man. and this clay he placed upon my eyes and said to me! . and the high. but a man who saw him called me and said! .priest 8uestioned them saying! *#s this man your son-* 'hey answered! *1e is truly our son. wast you born blind-* *?es. and when they were come the high.* 'he high.priest.* 'hen said the high.)aster. but how he may have received the light.* said the high.* 'he "harisees did not believe this% so they said to the high priest! * end for his father and mother. put some of that clay upon my eyes and sent me to the pool of iloam to wash% whereupon # went.Neither his father nor his mother sinned in him. a prophet and an holy one of the God of #srael. or some other prophet. his father or his mother.* 'hey sent.* 'hen said the high. as he went out of the 'emple. nor any prophet have # seen in a dream and been healed by him. the abbath%-* 'he blind man answered! *'oday he healed me.* 'hereupon they were dismissed. 3as it our father (braham%.* he replied.Go and wash you in the pool of iloam%. because a decree had gone forth from the :oman senate that no man might contend .* #hapter 101 3hen he had made the midday prayer.priest! *Did he heal you perhaps today. and washed me.* aid the high. as he returned home. *( man made clay. *and tell us what prophet has appeared to you in a dream and given you light. therefore.. and having washed received light% whereupon. how that this fellow is a sinner. seeing he $eeps not the abbath<* #hapter 107 'he blind man answered! *3hether he is a sinner # $now not% but this # $now.priest! *Behold now. *Now give glory of God.
God has given them a precept which they transgress not. when the )essenger of God shall come to the world. forasmuch as according to nature every one longs after God.. from the beginning of the world to this hour. but for the family. #hapter 109 'he disciples answered! . light to dar$ness. 'herefore the merciful God has sent his prophets to this world for its salvation. . and so shall you $now the truth in every prophet. and would you teach us. God*s enemies. that he is a sinner. or love to hate.house of such an one. the meaning.priest. /now you. against the friends of the world. great are your words% tell us. and become you disciple of such a man< for we are disciples of )oses%.Begone.priest then reviled him saying! *?ou were altogether born in sin. and we $now that God has spo$en to )oses. but as for this man. we $now not whence he is.. that there be three $inds of worlds comprehended in a single name%! the one stands for the heavens and the earth. assuredly God would have ta$en from them their prophecy. stands not for the walls. our father and his prophet. therefore.* aid the "harisees! *Now what did he when he enlightened you-* 'hen the man born blind marvelled at their unbelief. urely. air and fire. who comforted him saying! *(t no time have you been so blessed as you are now. the creator of the world.. for we $now this man.*5 'he high. again. even though they err in see$ing God. even as the . and wherefore as$ you me again. e0ceeding great are your words. which has transformed itself into a law contrary to God. 'his ma$es man become li$e to the demons. Jesus said! . the prophet of the Jews. Jesus answered! . #hapter 103 'he man born blind went to find Jesus. for. cold to heat. in whose presence my soul stands.3ould you also become his disciples-* 'he high. then. under pain of death! this decree had the governor obtained wherefore they said! *1e is of age. water to fire.% and by )icah the prophet he said! . whom you say to have healed you. 'he second stands for all men. for as yet we understand not. and all the things that are inferior to man. therefore have mercy upon us. and this is God alone.+ master. Now this world.. (nd what shall # say (s God lives. assuredly God would ta$e away from him all that he gave him when he created him.'hin$ you perhaps that God has created .. Now this world in all things follows the will of God.. as is the will that God has contrary to the will of the world. as says David%. then. for we understand them not. prophet of God! .for Jesus.or earth is not so contrary to air. # $now not% but this # $now. as$ him.* (nd they cast him out of the synagogue %and 'emple%. you shall see that # have spo$en the truth. if he should conceive love towards this evil world.* 'he disciples accordingly as$ed him. said to the man born blind! *Give glory to God and spea$ the truth. with water. forbidding him to ma$e prayer with the clean among #srael. for you are blest of our God who spo$e through David.* 'he man born blind answered! *3hether he be a sinner. (nd this world our God hates so sore that if the prophets had loved this world what thin$ you. (nd $now you wherefore all long after God. there has never yet been enlightened one who was born blind% and God would not hear$en to sinners. and said! *# have told you. saying! *2ord. saying! . loves God% because by nature they long after God. and would ma$e him reprobate! so greatly is God contrary to this world. *'he third world is men*s fallen condition of sinning.'hey curse and # bless. that # saw not and he has enlightened me.# curse your blessing.Because they long every one after an infinite good without any evil.3hen you shall $now the world.
for he always predicts evil concerning me% and him # hold in prison.1ow.+ Jehoshaphat. and let us see what he says. for God will give them into your hands. said to Jehoshaphat%! .#s there here any prophet of the God of our fathers-. $ing of #srael.his )essenger to be a rival. so that the prophets. )icaiah %answered! . as$ed )icaiah.(ssuredly not% for )oses slew the men to destroy idolatry and to preserve the worship of the true God.there is only one. (hab therefore commanded that )icaiah be sent for hither. and therefore hate me and desire my death therefore God has them in abomination. seeing that only is sin which God wills not! insomuch that all that God wills is most alien from sin.(ssuredly not. who feared our God.Go up. and God would reward them% but because they persecute me for a contrary reason.. and still more prosperously come down<. in whose presence my soul stands. who should not will that which his 2ord wills not. $ing of Judah. is to be understood that which was said in )icaiah the prophet. since they will not have me say the truth.. who should be fain to ma$e himself e8ual with God. because as many as were found had been slain by decree of (hab%. . recite briefly all that befell. end for him here. 'ruly. they would be doing a thing pleasing to God. but you did not believe it.3ill God give their cities into our hands-. 'hen said they both! . describing the history of the $ings of #srael and their tyrants. # say to you.Now how $now you this. how they have contaminated the Boo$ of )oses% and that of David%. # fear your face where.. .. as you have seen the issue of this war. 3herefore hear$en to my words. therefore is he reprobate. if our high.. saying! . and his face bewildered li$e a man that lives between life and death. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . 'hen answered he who writes ! .. persecuted me because the people of #srael has called me God..+ Barnabas. and had never bowed his $nees before the idols. sin cannot arise in man save as a contradiction of God.(s God lives.'here is one only. + )aster.. pea$. but rather as his good slave. were fled to the mountain tops where men dwelt not. who came with fetters on his feet. as is written in the boo$ of the $ings of #srael-. is this in each case murder. by their traditions. saying! . )oses slew men and (hab slew men. being seated both on a throne in amaria. reprobates5 who were the (mmonites. 'hen the false prophets praised )icaiah as a true prophet of God. 'hen (hab. to wit. who said to the $ing of #srael! . he would not have been re&ected of God. (hab as$ed him. even as you have said. and (hab. 'ell me. then. + )icaiah-. fore # tell you that # have seen the people of #srael as sheep without a shepherd. 3herefore to )oses the slaying of men was converted into sacrifice. truly. prophets and friends of God.'he $ing of #srael &oined himself with the $ing of Judah to fight against the sons of Belial 4that is. )icaiah%. and you shall scatter (mmon. there stood before them four hundred false prophets. that we may see the truth clearly. (nd this he said. Now Jehoshaphat.Daniel the prophet. if atan had spo$en to the angels in order to see how they loved God. smiling. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . Jehoshaphat. spea$ the truth. with the "harisees. )icaiah answered! .or the love of the God of our fathers. concerning the lie which God ordained to be spo$en by the mouth of false prophets. hall we go up against the (mmonites. while to (hab it was converted into sacrilege! insomuch that one and the same wor$ produced these two contrary effects. but (hab slew the men to destroy the worship of the true God and to preserve idolatry. . and he is evil.. #hapter 110 'hen said he who writes! .Go up against the (mmonites.priests and priests. writes thus! . Jesus answered! . in the name of God. ?ou are not able to understand this because you $now not what a thing is sin.# told you that this fellow predicts only evil.. go up. but because he sought to turn them away from God. for prosperously shall you go up. and bro$e off the fetters from his feet. (hab answered! . (ccordingly.
*)icaiah answered! . (hab. he had given occasion for despair to the afflicted. 3hereupon one said one thing and another said another. and so shall he go up and be slain..or the $ing of the (mmonites %said to his servants! . .. 'hen Jesus said! . 3hen. 'he disciples answered! . as they beheld themselves in tribulation and sinners living in prosperity. and # heard God say thus! . what is worse. then. having deceived your $ing. because God is not composite nor changeable. when came to us the angel that brought the lie-. # will fight against (hab. for now # $now not what death # would inflict on him. many. that . even so errs he who would sub&ect God to the law. so received he the lie for praise. . would have feared atan and done him service. God said! . God forbid that that angel should have sinned who deceived (hab*s false prophets with the lie% for even as God receives the slaughter of men as sacrifice. and the fetters which he had upon his feet place on his nec$. saying! . and conse8uently pain.'ell us. or are good because they ma$e man to $now the condition of this life.. . in such wise that they come to say in fact that God is unrighteous.2ying is indeed a sin. but murder is a greater. believing atan to have such sovereignty over man. ee that you fight not against the $ing of Judah. and according to the word of )icaiah the matter befell. 'hen were the false prophets enraged. Jesus answered! *Now here see. had the prophet (mos said! .. while it appertains to him that commits it.priest. did )oses the servant of God sin in slaying all whom he slew-. that even as the child errs which causes its shoes to be made by the measure of a giant. therefore.or all tribulations are good.'here is no good in the city but what God has wrought it. 'he disciples answered! . or are good because they restrain us from doing evil. because the lie is a sin that appertains to him that spea$s. said Jesus. (mos therefore did as does the :oman interpreter. and would not be infinitely blessed. (nd hearing this.?ou shall $now when you shall flee from house to house for fear of being slain.+ reprobate of God. #hapter 111 . 'ell me.)icaiah answered! . a deceiver and a liar and a hater of &udgment 4which shall fall upon them5. 3herefore.1ave you heard all-. so also is he unable to will and not will a single thing% for so would he have contradiction in himself.there is not evil in the city that God has not done-. top there.(nd # say..3ho will deceive (hab that he may go up against (mmon and be slain-. how great is the danger of resting in the letter. and said! . truly. 'hey went up.* 'hen Jesus said! . eize )icaiah.. but consider the will and the business of the Jew that $nows not to spea$ the 1ebrew tongue. seeing it is not possible to give life again to the dead. nor against the princes of #srael. my enemy. is such that it destroys also the dearest thing that God has here upon earth.predestination of God in the elect.. # say to you. as do the "harisees. (nd. and will go to his false prophets and will put the lie into their mouth. that is. you shall believe that only to be sin which God wills not.?es. and $eep him on barley bread and water until my return. "hilip answered! *But how is that saying of the prophet (mos to be understood. either for that they purge the evil that we have done. and their chief smote )icaiah*s chee$.)ethought there assembled a council of the angels in the presence of God. 'hen (hab was wroth.. (ccordingly. when did the angel of truth depart from us and come to you. who have invented for themselves the .Now go and do so. 3herefore # say that here (mos the prophet of God spea$s of the evil which the world calls evil! for if he had used the language of the righteous he would not have been understood by the world. (nd lying can be remedied by saying the contrary of that which has been said% whereas murder has no remedy. who considers not his words 6as one7 spea$ing in the presence of the high.2ord. then.. 'hen came an angel and said! . "hilip. but slay the $ing of #srael. as he himself as man is sub&ect to the law.. man. so as not to suffer tribulation. 'ruly.God forbid% God forbid that )oses should have sinned in obeying God who commanded him<. you will find the truth. for you shall prevail.. 3hereupon Jesus said! . but the murder. 2ord. Barnabas% for it is enough for our purpose. in order that we may love and long for life eternal.. even as # have told you.
then. of which you desire to $now. urely it is not predestination but abomination we shall be establishing. in so much that every one fell as dead. 3hat can predestination mean but an absolute will to give an end to a thing 6of which7 one has the means in hand. even as the rain ma$es the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it has not rained. . ta$ing away the free will that God has given to man of his pure bounty.+ )aster. and when he comes into the world. Cursed be the tongue that said this. truly. where. 3herefore one may $now of what manner are the "harisees of the present day. then. for they are faithful servants of atan. . 1e it is whom the nations loo$ for. )essenger of God. the 2aw of God. Jesus answered with &oy of heart! *1e is )uhammad%. and he who is reprobate cannot by any means become elect% and that. # tell you. who shall that man be of whom you spea$. 'hat man is free the Boo$ of )oses shows.and who perhaps shall give . as God lives. ?es. 3hereupon men would have wrought much more ini8uitously. No more. is predestination.God has done evil in the city tal$ing with the world. if God will. for this is the faith of atan. and when the midday prayer was done he sat down near to a palm. that # say to you.. 1ow.. suffice you.'here is no good in the city but what God has done it.tree his disciples sat down. and under the shadow of the palm. even so has he predestined sin as the road by which the reprobate shall wal$ into damnation. saying! Now. believing that there is not any sin or wic$edness which God has not done. who shall go to bring us the commandment of God.or he is a white cloud full of the mercy of God. but has not even so much land as to place one foot upon.urely.* #hapter 11# will accordingly tell you now 6what7 little God has granted me to $now concerning this same predestination.* 'he disciples answered. when our God gave the 2aw upon )ount inai. he spo$e thus! )y commandment is not in the heaven that you should e0cuse yourself. in whose presence my soul stands. tomorrow.#hapter 11* #f (mos had said! . when he comes into the world. even so the mercy of God will protect from atan them that believe in that man. none 6could do so7.for without the means one cannot destine an end. who shall come into the world-. 'hen Jesus said! * o secret is predestination. through the abundant mercy which he shall bring. which sinners alone call evil. 2et this. that (mos. even as this tree protects us from the burning heat of the sun.* #hapter 11+ Jesus went into the wilderness beyond Jordan with his disciples. at hearing whereof the earth trembles. even so shall he be occasion of good wor$s among men.doing as the road by which the elect shall wal$ to salvation. + brethren. blessed shall they be that shall listen to his words.tree. to whom the secrets of God are so clear that. for the world holdsnothing good save the ini8uities and sins that are done in the way of vanity. then. straightway there arose a great earth8ua$e. 'he "harisees say that everything has been so predestined that he who is elect cannot become reprobate. (nd when Jesus had said this.tree overshadows us. spo$e of tribulations.. and whereof # will spea$ to you near Jordan on the other side. which mercy God shall sprin$le upon the faithful li$e rain. shall he who not only lac$s stone and money to spend. when he said that . only to one man shall it be clearly $nown. because God shall overshadow them with his mercy even as this palm. he would have made a grievous error. 2et us come now to predestination. saying! *Now see if # have told you the truth. Jesus raised them up. destine to build a house. with the hand that wrote it. even as God has predestined well.
sighing. and even if God could save the whole world so that none should perish he would not will to do so lest thus he should deprive man of freedom. to pursue with his mercy man*s free will. and wills not to forsa$e the creature with his omnipotence. (nd how much God has called. # say...But how is that to be understood which God said to )oses. # will call them elect. # say to you truly. even though it shall sin as the spirit did. he would be most un&ust and impious.Consider that which God says. then. and you would not hear$en to me. and cannot tell a lie! for God being truth spea$s truth..(s # live.(s # live. . he shall perish. and when he sins to repent% while such predestination ta$es away from the sinner the power not to sin.Neither is it beyond the sea. #hapter 111 (ndrew replied! .. +ur God wills. 'hen Jesus.'he disciples answered! . #f.. (nd so on the day of &udgment none will be able to ma$e any e0cuse for their sins. but may perceive that life and the mercy of God have been granted him by God of his bounty. scorned of the spirit. therefore. and as he would moc$ a deaf man who should spea$ into his ears. (nd our "harisees. (nd of the calling of the reprobate.. 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. what 6do7 they say. may have power to repent and go to dwell in that place whence the spirit was cast out. But my commandment is near to your heart.#f 1erod gave this command. God is true.God says this in order that man may not believe that he is saved by his own virtue. . ?es. # will not the death of a sinner..'hese are the fruits of human traditions.urther.. and that which the "harisees of this present time say. but # see$ that he should be converted to penitence. + brethren% for in saying that God has predestinated the reprobate such that he cannot become elect they blaspheme God as impious and un&ust. God says by the prophet #saiah! .# have called. would this be &ust. and entirely deprives him of repentance. and when they did not 6do7 iti should cause them to be $illed. that he will have mercy on whom he wills to have mercy and will harden whom he wills to harden. that when you will you may observe it. if the righteous shall forsa$e his righteousness and shall do abominations. Jesus answered! . 'ell me.(nd that the elect can be reprobated. in order that this 6lump of 7 clay. and how often he has called them to repentance. (nd he says it in order that men may shun the opinion that there be other gods than he. But the "harisees of this present time with their doctrine contradict God altogether. but that God moc$s men even as he would moc$ a blind man who should show him something white. when they say that the reprobate cannot become elect.. which he preserves to him in order to do despite to atan. if /ing 1erod should command an old man to become young and a sic$ man that he should become whole. that in li$e manner you should e0cuse yourself. that predestination has for its foundation the 2aw of God and human free will.us strength to observe it. said! . 3ill God then predestinate that which he 6does7 not will. seeing that it will then be manifest to them how much God has done for their conversion. but contradict me. consider what our God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! . what says God by the prophet 1osea but this! # will call a people not elect. #hapter 110 But hear what says God by Joel the prophet! . . (ccordingly. 6says7 your God. says God.or he commands the sinner not to sin. hear how he says by the same prophet! (ll the day have # spread out my hands to a people that believe me not. and # will not remember any more any of his righteousness% for trusting therein it shall forsa$e him before me and it shall not save him.
. how shall they be able to comprehend them#saiah. that which God has prepared for them that love him. and fire in harmony. #hapter 119 Jesus answered! . + my eyes. if it have an end. seeing he caused him to behold the glories of paradise! whereupon. he gave me a boo$ li$e to a clear mirror% which came down into my heart in such wise that all that # spea$ comes forth from that boo$. yes nought. (nd when that boo$ shall have finished coming forth from my mouth.#hapter 117 (ccordingly.(ssuredly. and the wor$s of God being proportionate to God.(ll that # say for the $nowledge of God and the service of God. 'ell me. as men. he says! 1is generation. and earth flees from air. then. seeing 6it to be7 thus. man being finite and composite with the body.'he eyes of man have not seen. who shall narrate. when he returned to himself. for all is vain. so that none can unite earth.#s there written therein the glory of paradise-. #hapter 113 'hen said the disciples! . becomes small. for this is one of the greatest blessings of paradise seeing that everything.. why is it that. you $now not this no. aid "eter! . air... Jesus answered! . his ears have not heard.1ear$en.. wherefore cannot a 6single7 stone rest on the top of the water.. and # will tell you of what manner is paradise. because he cannot find out the mode. nevertheless they are united in man and are preserved harmoniously#f. as says the prophet olomon. 'herefore # say to you. and how the holy and the faithful shall abide there without end. "eter answered! . all men.. # shall be ta$en up from the world.or # $now not even now how God by my touch heals the sic$.Believe me when God chose me to send me to the 1ouse of #srael. albeit the fact is true. being corruptible. +f these delights said #saiah %the prophet! . while water e0tinguishes fire. for the $nowledge of man and for the salvation of man$ind all this comes forth from that boo$. however great. e0claimed. yet the whole earth rests on the top of the water. water. prophet of God.3herefore God says to human nature! 9ven as the heaven is e0alted above the earth. +ught man then. the manner of predestination is not manifest to men. saying! 'ruly you are a hidden God< (nd of the )essenger of God. prophet of God. for never has man spo$en as you spea$.'ruly God spea$s in you.'ell me. #t is this. /now you wherefore they . if your mind will not rest content in this. so are my ways e0alted above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts. he closed his eyes with both his hands.(nd of the wor$ing of God he says! 3ho has been his counsellor. cannot $now it how shall they understand that God created the universe out of nothing with a single word. to deny the fact. # will disclose to you a wherefore. which is my gospel%. David. which are so great that the ground which is trodden by the feet of the holy and blessed ones is so precious that one drachma of it is more precious than a thousand worlds. which. *"aradise is the home where God stores his delights. because. # have never yet seen any one refuse health. and there is no good<. how God has created him.. though the manner of it be not understood. is that which you now spea$ written in that boo$-. father. and you be fain to say again! . for God showed them to him.1ow shall they understand the eternity of God.2oo$ not any more upon this world.+ master. Jesus replied! . and weeping said! .3hy so-.(ssuredly they shall by no means be able to understand this.. 'hese delights were seen by our. presses down the soul. nor has the human heart conceived. as # have told you.
* #hapter 171 3hat thin$ you. even as you are fain to be my servant for ever. how beautiful is the world in summer.(ssuredly. (s #. and as$ nought of me save grace and mercy to serve me faithfully% because you set no end to my service..#s there a mind that could comprehend such riches and delights.. Behold. Now thin$ you that immeasurable goodness would not have things immeasurably good. John answered! .#t is because while they live here below they are not worthy to behold such things.+r that immeasurable beauty would not have things immeasurably beautiful. for # will reward you as if you were God.Beware. 1ave you seen.. Now lift up even so your heart to paradise. where all things are fruitful with fruits proportionate to him who has cultivated it. conceived such delights. yes. all that # have given in this world to all the princes and $ings of the earth is less than a grain of sand that the sea would give you. 6said Jesus7! . ma$es the valleys and mountains resound with his singing. Jesus said! . yes and his own life.)an must needs have a $nowledge as great as God*s if he would $now what God wills to give to his servants. #hapter 17* God says thus to him that loves him. he saw them with light divine.Go and consider the sands of the sea. my e8ual. John answered! . would it appear small to you.of paradise. $nowing yourself to be my wor$. 3herefore. . that you wor$ for me. then. said Jesus to his disciples. your love shall not e0ceed my bounty. (s # live eternally. . in whose presence my soul stands. #hapter 170 God says thus to the man who shall faithfully serve him! . albeit our father David %truly saw them.. Now let this be your boo$ wherein to study the $nowledge of paradise. + my servant.# $now your wor$s. (s God lives. forasmuch as God has created paradise for the home of his own delights. united with God. 3herefore.# have seen it twice% and assuredly the tenth part of that which he gives would be sufficient for a poor man. and thus. seeing that the delights of paradise are infinite and man is finite. into0icated with gladness by reason of the harvest that is come.. but # will give you myself as a gift. # tell you that he saw them not with human eyes. and serves him faithfully! . in what sort he presents it-.or not only will # place in your hands the abundance of paradise. if the sea should give you one single grain of sand.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. man cannot contain them% even as a little earthen &ar cannot contain the sea. how many they are. your creator. Because you serve me as God your creator. for you err greatly if you thin$ he have them not.time. to one of his servants. in comparison of that which # will give you in my paradise. heard. (s God lives. so that.But if a poor man shall be presented to 1erod what will he give to him. .have not seen. for that he loves his labours supremely. even so will # ma$e your wages forever.. this is sufficient for the $nowledge of paradise. for God too$ his soul to himself. when all things bear fruit< 'he very peasant. live.+ne or two mites. when 1erod% ma$es a present to one of his favourite barons. seeing you desire to serve me eternally! even so will # do..
+ master. prophet and friend of God. in paradise he will give him ten hundred thousand loads. impassible. and not the body. . seeing it is spirit.# $now that my God lives% and in the last day # shall rise again in my flesh. . and immortal. hall. ought not to be placed in paradise. as the sea has still sand over and above when one receives a grain thereof.#hapter 17+ *Consider.(ssuredly it is impossible. &ust. (nd in li$e manner every other thing in paradise. Consider the 8uantity of fruits that are in this world. # say. because the soul is immortal! it suffers not any of those corporal pains which the body suffers at the instance of the elements. . you condemns the soul to hell. then.'he soul and the body with sense of man serve God! the soul only sees and commands the service. *3herefore their body and soul are deprived of entrance into paradise. falls not sic$. and free from every misery% and the meats. "eter answered! . 'he one alone sees the wor$. which are without any defect. "eter answered! . and that there be no angels. our body which we now have go into paradise-. o then. then. and they are deprived of all ministry of angels in this world. saying! .or if God has given to man in this world an ounce of welling. 1ave you perhaps forgotten Job.urely not. Jesus answered! . 1ow then shall the &ustice of God bear this. "eter. # will not remember his ini8uities for ever. in whose presence my soul stands. if the body go not thither. because the soul. eating no bread. and with my eyes # shall see God my aviour. But furthermore. how he says! . in ta$ing away God*s mercy from the body. that the master should reward only him who sees and commands. 'herefore. then. and God shall reduce it to such a condition as was (dam*s before he sinned. this flesh of ours shall be so purified that it shall not possess a single property of those which now it has% seeing that it shall be purged of every evil desire. and the second performs all that the first commands.urely not. and the 8uantity of things that minister to man. and thus it is that putrefaction comes forth! but in paradise the body shall be incorruptible.. #s it.Beware. # say. shall not generate any putrefaction. as a mountain of gold and pearls is more precious than the shadow of an ant.. eems it &ust to you. (s God lives. feels not cold and heat. "eter% lest you become a adducee% for the adducees say that the flesh shall not rise again. the blessed shall eat in paradise%% but how shall the meat be voided without uncleanness-.Now what blessedness shall the body have if it eat not nor drin$.the abundance of paradise. But you err. and is not slain. the 8uantity of flowers. Now what should eat the meats of paradise.. #hapter 17(s God lives. by myself. our God promises his mercy to the sinner. the 8uantity of food. # say to you that truly. Jesus answered! . "eter %answered! . the body. said Jesus.. Jesus answered! .But believe me. having caused the soul to sin.Now how shall the body sin without the soul. which has wearied itself so much in serving God-. in thin$ing that such meat should be voided in uncleanness.#n that hour that the sinner shall lament his sin.'he soul. 'wo men serve one master in one and the same wor$. that the soul alone should go into paradise.(ssuredly it is fitting to give glory in proportion to the thing glorified. even so will the 8uality and 8uantity of figs 6in paradise7 e0cel the sort of figs we eat here. and should cast out of his house him who wearied himself in the wor$. 6the soul7 wal$s not. because this body at the present time eats corruptible meats.. in whose presence my soul stands. and gives orders to the second. 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. fasts not.
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$s to Jesus, and said to him, *2ord, let us go to the house of your servant, for your servant will give meat to you and to your disciples.* Jesus answered! *# will come thither when you will promise to call me ;Brother; and not ;2ord,;% and shall say you are my brother, and not my servant.* 'he man promised, and Jesus went to his house.
#f you shall say! .3ho has taught you to wal$ and to spea$-.urely. #hapter 13'ell me. 'hus. for that you have your forehead so bound up-. in whose presence my soul stands.Now why did you fall down-.* Jesus answered! *(s God lives. shall be truly humble. the man of false humility will say that he is a grievous sinner. he ascribes to himself. . servant of .or in every time it is possible to serve God in truth. but when one tells him that he is a sinner he will wa0 wroth against him. fell down. But if you shall say! ..* 'hen Jesus said! *1e who in truth of heart recognizes God as the author of all good. it is not time that has done this. he will answer! . 'rue humility is a lowliness of the soul whereby man $nows himself in truth% but false humility is a mist from hell which so dar$ens the understanding of the soul that what a man ought to ascribe to himself.* 'he scribe answered. he will answer! .3ho has bro$en your forehead. 9very one was amazed at hearing this. but that he on his part has not slumbered. and #.)y father. and will persecute him. and they said one to another! *Now how shall he become a little child who is thirty or forty years old. but by companying with the world. but done good wor$s. #f you shall say! .Now why did you not wal$ 8uite slowly. . but in their heart and their wor$s they are Canaanites. Now $now you not that Gehazi. 'he disciples and the scribe answered! *#t is most true. wishing to run. weeping! .)y father.+ master..or pride is then at its height when it ma$es use of humble things. this is a hard saying. But in order that # might learn to wal$ well. my father left me for a little space. he ascribes to God. he will answer! . 'he man of false humility will say that God has given him all that he has. and what he ought to ascribe to God.# fell down.#hapter 13+ 3hile they sat at meat the scribe said! *+ master. #f you shall say! . he will answer% .ee that in future you leave not my side.or if you as$ a little child! . that have ta$en away from us the true "harisees and left us the false<* #hapter 130 Jesus answered! *Brother.3ho gives you to eat-. so that # have not the strength to wal$ and run li$e a grown man. he will reply! . # said to you that 6a man7 has need to become as a little child! for this is true humility.so my father must needs ta$e me by the hand if # would wal$ firmly. tell me how they wal$. that it be not reprehended and spurned of men.(nd what said your father-. that is with the evil manners in each time.'ruly # say to you that he who becomes not as a little child shall not enter into the $ingdom of heaven. (nd these "harisees of this present time. brethren.. #f you shall say! . and how it can be true and false.. (nd would to God they usurped not such a name. for then would they not deceive the simple< + ancient time.. he will say! . the "harisees of the present time have the garments and the name of "harisees.3ho has made your garments-. men become bad.)y father*s. 'ell us therefore what is humility. is this true-* said Jesus. and shall contradict 6the same7 in act.. and himself as the author of sin. .)y father... #f you as$ him whose is the house where he lives. But whoever shall spea$ with the tongue as the child spea$s. assuredly he has false humility and true pride.* 6Jesus replied! 7 . and so did # brea$ my head. my words are true. ee you not that # am little. you said that God loves true humility. he will answer! . how cruelly have you dealt with us. but rather the wic$ed world.
1aggai was fifteen years old when. with mercy loo$ upon your servant. 1e sold. used to give it to the one ne0t to 1aggai. because otherwise no one would be suffered to be called a "harisee. 'he scribe answered! .Now. 1osea was so inflamed with charity that concerning all that was as$ed of him he would say! *'his has God given me for you. + brother% accept it. as the sailor weeps when he sees his ship bro$en up. for that you have created him. his patrimony and gave it to the poor. behold. when he went to serve God. therefore<* . having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. who has ta$en away from you all that you had-. but 1aggai ever sent bac$ the messenger.* #hapter 137 'he good scribe wept as he said this.urely not! for he $nows that # am good for nothing.1osea. (nd so. too$ the money and the raiment of Naaman the yrian. (nd when 1aggai did so. (nd he said! . (nd nothing did 1aggai as$ in prayer that God withheld. #t happened that a disciple of a neighbouring prophet wanted to go to Jerusalem. +badiah has certainly forgotten you.. 'ruly # say to you that men are so inclined to evil wor$ing. and shaming his master. *'he scribe answered! . lying. and aged fourteen years.Go. 3herefore he oftentimes presented him raiment and delicate food. he would call 1aggai and say! . remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant. 'hereupon 1aggai. was prince over the tribe of Naphtali. 6the gift of7 prophecy. 1osea had the Boo$ of )oses. who calls upon you. he went forth from (nathoth to serve +badiah the prophet.% whereupon Jesus said! . which he read with greatest earnestness. when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants.2ord God of #srael. would say to himself! .9lisha the prophet.or which cause he was soon left with two garments only namely. 2ord my God.urely many believe it not. 3herefore. having heard of the charity of 1osea.'he Boo$ of )oses.:ecite here your prayer so that every one may hear your words. and wor$ atan entice them to evil. 1e answered! . (nd +badiah. receiving it from +badiah.. 2ord. (nd there is nothing so vile but that. by whose hands God grants it to me. it were a treasure.1osea. 3herefore. remember me your servant.* said the scribe. in order that he might see it. but did not have a mantle. return to the house.#t is most true. who $new the humility of 1aggai. #hapter 131 3hen +badiah desired to teach any one how to pray. hall +badiah send me such things.(nd yet 9lisha had a great number of "harisees to whom God made him to prophesy. both prophets of God. Now one day 1aggai said to him! . # cannot as$ you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants.+ master. when he saw it. what shall # say. and only commit sins.. because # am worse than all. 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. for you have made a mista$e. :ighteous 2ord God. he . a tunic of sac$cloth and a mantle of s$ins. used him as a boo$ wherewith to teach his disciples. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. Now the aged +badiah. saying! .. in order that we may behold the true "harisee. although it is written by Daniel the prophet% but in obedience to you # will narrate the truth. # say. and so much does the world e0cite them thereto. when he had anything bad. for this thing is suited to me alone. in order that # may not pollute your wor$. 'hen 1aggai would say! . *God so loved him that to every one who in his time stood by him God gave. he went to be disciple of 1aggai. because # do nought but sins. for your own glory..# would that you would narrate to me the e0ample of 1aggai and 1osea.
is he-.. the good 1aggai thought that 1osea was sic$.Brother. ta$e your boo$ and let us see if it is even as mine. wherefore # $now not what to do. *1osea answered! . seeing that 1osea was not to be found. for God wills to give you your son. who see$s you mourning-. accepted it. *3ho. (nd having called two disciples he went to Jerusalem. seeing him.s$in over the privy parts. 1aggai said! . . for # have committed a great sin against you! because God has given me a mantle in order that # might give it to you. Now the yrian robbers. how is it that you have forsa$en your old father. and said! . # would want to go to Jerusalem to perform a sacrifice to our God. accepted 1osea*s mantle and departed. o he went with two disciples to find him! and they found him wrapped in palm. where the prophets and "harisees abode. + my father% for he who has sold me is so good that if he were not in the world no one would become holy. believing this. but # have not a mantle. for he says that the Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away from him the Boo$ of )oses. 'hen said 1osea! *Come. 1aving recognized him. that 1osea having gone to cut wood met the woman. in the entrance of the city he met 1osea. 'hereupon he straightway began to weep% for whenever he saw any one laugh he laughed. then.. should desire a boo$. (nd when 1osea went to the house of 1aggai. 1osea then as$ed the woman touching the reason of her weeping. saying! *Brother. accordingly. and said! *# also would learn to read if # had a boo$. and said to him! *Brother. when he heard this. said the disciple. stripped off his own tunic and gave it to him that was na$ed% himself being left with a little piece of goat. 3ho has ta$en it from you-. why have you not been to visit me-* 1osea answered! . remained afflicted thereat. and whenever he saw any one weep he wept. # have been sold. and she told him all. and accepted the boo$. and said to him! . 1osea said! *"ardon me.'he Boo$ of )oses. and # had forgotten.. 3hereupon 1aggai gave him another tunic. said 1aggai%. 3herefore. wept for the absence of 1osea as a mother weeps for the absence of her son. #t happened that a young man. who. went to visit 1osea. 1osea answered! . .1osea has gone mad. seeing 1osea read the Boo$ of )oses. it was the Boo$ of )oses%. that # were mad in li$e manner. and that all mad fol$ were li$e to 1osea<. 1aggai said! *3ho has ta$en away your mantle-* 1osea replied! *'he Boo$ of )oses. Now therefore accept it.* 3hen he heard this. wept. 3hereupon 1osea. 'hen said 1aggai in wrath! . who was weeping.. because he perceived the goodness of 1osea.#t has been ta$en away from me. 1aggai%.+ my father.. 'hen said 1aggai! *'ell me now.3ould . + brother. and redeemed her son. 3hereupon the angel of God told him how he had been ta$en as a slave to Jerusalem. weeping.3ould to God. 1osea answered! . having raided the land of Judea.* 'he man. 1osea answered! .leaves. #hapter 133 'here was a disciple of 1aggai near to 1osea% and he. and pray to God for me. who was laden with bread to carry it to the labourers in his master*s vineyard. seized the son of a poor widow. 1aggai answered! . where he had an abode.3ho is that bad fellow who has sold you-.* 1earing which. and gave the money to the widow%.* 'he man believed him. not $nowing how he had gotten that money.'he Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away my tunic.. 'he good 1aggai. the other went to 1aggai %and said to him! . (nd they went both of them to 1ebron%.. 1e who had bought 1osea too$ him to Jerusalem. 1earing which. this boo$ is yours% for God gave it me in order that # should give it to one who.went to find him. who dwelt hard by )ount Carmel. as he came not to see 1aggai. wishing to see if his own boo$ was well written.God forgive you. brother.. #t happened that a poor man was stripped by robbers and left na$ed. not $nowing 1osea.'hen the good 1aggai remained as it were beside himself. sister. and # feared to come thither without a tunic. (nd by the will of God. #t chanced. where 1osea %sold himself.* 1aggai was much pleased at hearing this. 1osea answered! .. 1osea gave him the boo$.ather. on.
% and he ran to $iss his hand.* 'hen Jesus said! *Brother. who when he saw 1aggai said! .+ brother.carcely one< (nd they see$ now to slay me. (nd he narrated to him all that had passed% whereupon the master gave 1osea his freedom. #hapter 139 'hen Jesus said! . in so much that there shall not remain of the 'emple one stone upon another. 'hey boast themselves to be children of (braham. with the charity of 1osea. God would not have given his word to me. 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.#n #saac or in #shmael. and said! . when you came to 8uestion me in the 'emple. nor all the holy ones. 'ell me. and to possess the beautiful 'emple.(s God lives. $iss the hand of your slave whom you have bought. + )aster.* #hapter 190 *'ell me. that God had sent me to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. with the blood of =echariah son of Berachiah. what see$ you to learn from me. therefore. 'hen said 1aggai! .to God. if # had $nown how to bear fruit. but fear not to lose the faith and the life eternal. in the name of God let the sun stand still.+ master. and therefore they do his will! therefore the 'emple. as though God were in error. seeing he is unchangeable. 'herefore.Blessed be our God. seeing you have such $nowledge. for he is better than #.. since you love this present life more than God your creator% and for this cause you fear to lose your life. and men could not err. (s God lives. even as it has sold you<. who has sent his prophet to my house. in whose presence my soul stands. (s God lives. (nd Jesus said to the scribe! . fulfils all the 2aw and all the prophets. # should have preached many things which # have left unsaid lest sedition should be roused among the people. to his faithless generation. this is sufficient for man*s salvation. and not move for twelve hours<. for upon them shall come the blood of every prophet and righteous man. (nd 1aggai went with 1osea to the house of his master.* 6said the scribe7. and therefore that which God ordained as man*s way of salvation..3hat righteous man have they suffered to die a natural death. nor all the angels. that every one may $now that this is the truth. and the "harisees observe it. when it should cause offence to God.'his is true. to the great terror of all Jerusalem and Judea. 'hen the good scribe wept. you that are a doctor learned in the 2aw in whom was the promise of the )essiah made to our father (braham. brother. (nd so it came to pass. they are children of atan.. # fear to tell you this. because of the penalty of death. inasmuch as the humility of 1aggai. but men loo$ whether the doctors say it. that the Boo$ of )oses% would sell me also with all my children.#t is certain that God will not do this. in so much that today a thing is not sought because God has commanded it. because # am assured of it by God.9very prophecy have they corrupted. brother. nor all the world. whom they slew between the 'emple and the altar< 3hat prophet have they not persecuted. 'he scribe answered! *+ master. did you thin$.Brother.?ou should respect neither the people. shall go to ruin. *(nd that is all that you desired. which is lost when the tongue spea$s contrary to that which the heart $nows of the 2aw of God. 3herefore let the whole 6world7 . Jesus answered! . with the holy city. 3oe. (nd why spea$ # of the Boo$ of )oses and the boo$ of David. this has he caused all the prophets to say. # am grieved that # came to eat bread in your house. perhaps. my son.
and the third day he departed for Bethany% and when he was near to the town he sent two of his disciples before him.. that )oses said! .perish rather than offend God your creator. and weeping placed herself at the feet of Jesus.God pardon you. you said that my brother would not die% and now he has been buried four days.or sin destroys and preserves not. who with his finger pointed to the )essenger of God. for my own house is )agdala! my brother. 3hereupon. but rather that God has mercy on every man that see$s God his creator in truth. because the high priest. your servant. therefore. wherefore they laid him in the sepulchre of their fathers. and without it shall none be saved.* 'he woman departed. and having gone to Bethany found that her brother had died that day. and #shmael in the arms of (braham.* )ary answered! *Bethany is 6the home7 of my brother and my sister. saying that an #shmaelite had written it.. for # will come to heal him. 3hereupon said the scribe! # have seen an old boo$% written by the hand of )oses and Joshua %4he who made the sun stand still% as you have done5. because in the faith of the )essiah God shall give salvation to men. ee that you never again $eep bac$ the truth. is in Bethany%. and paradise< Be mindful of me. and when she had found Jesus. #hapter 19+ Jesus abode two days in the house of Nicodemus. Near to #shmael stood #saac. entered into the house of Nicodemus 4for that was the name of the scribe5. .. for # have sinned. and there await me.2ord God of #srael.. you have in your arms all the world. lo< )ary.'his is he for whom God has created all things. for # will come to pray God for his health. to announce to )ary his coming.. in whose library # was.'ell me.* Jesus answered! *3here is your house. #hapter 19* #n that Boo$ it is not found that God eats the flesh of cattle or sheep% in that Boo$ it is not found that God has loc$ed up his mercy in #srael alone. and preserve it not with sin. mighty and merciful. said. saying! *2ord.+ #shmael. as they sat at meat. he ran out of the town. (nd thus says the boo$. for he shall not die. 3hereupon God showed him his )essenger in the arms of #shmael.* Jesus said to the woman! *Go you straightway to your brother*s house. for then he had not died<* ."ardon me. 'herein is written that #shmael is the father of )essiah. in whose arms was a child. for against him have you sinned. saying! . #hapter 191 'he scribe then said! . (ll of this boo$ # was not able to read. (nd there did Jesus end his discourse.. 3hereupon )oses cried out with &oy! . God*s servant. which boo$ is the true Boo$ of )oses. that # may find grace in God*s sight by means of your son. and more.* 'hen Jesus said! . who through you has found mercy with God. weeping! *2ord. Jesus said! . + master. manifest to your servant the splendour of your glory. and a brother who now lies sic$ in peril of death. who wept at the feet of Jesus. has a sister. forbade me. servants and prophets of God.. for whom God has made all. and God is mighty to create as many worlds as there are sands in the sea. (nd fear you not. and #saac the father of the messenger of the )essiah. 3ould to God you had come before # called you.
sitting one day at the feet of Jesus. from such a sleep he shall be awa$ened on the day of &udgment by the angel of God sounding his trumpet. come forth<* 3hereupon he that was dead arose% and Jesus said to his disciples! *2oose him. ministered to him. God of #shmael %and 2ord of #saac%. even as our fathers were accustomed to bury 6their dead7. A)ary.*Jesus said! *3hy then am # come hither. and "harisees followed her to comfort her. spo$e. for then my brother had not died<* )ary then came up weeping% whereupon Jesus shed tears. who has sent you into this world. and shall be speedily awa$ened. whereupon )artha said to Jesus! *2ord. why did he suffer this man to die. and ate and dran$. and provides not that which you must eat and your disciples-* Jesus answered! *)artha. he stin$s. having said that he should not die-* Jesus having come to the sepulchre. would to God you had been here. whereupon the multitude of Jews.or he was bound in the grave. sitting at table with a great multitude that believed in him. who raised the son of the widow %at Nain%.* )ary answered. therefore # come to awa$e him. see you not that my sister ta$es no care for you. they $new not what to do. and how that many were become Nazarenes%% for so they called them who were brought to penitence through the word of God which Jesus preached. #hapter 19'he scribes and "harisees too$ counsel with the high priest to slay 2azarus% for many renounced their traditions and believed in the word of Jesus. for 2azarus sleeps. weeping! *2ord.Jesus answered! *'hy brother is not dead. for he has been dead four days. and possessing with his sister )agdala and Bethany. )artha%. having a following in Jerusalem.* (nd when every one had answered *(men. )artha weeping said! *2ord. and give glory to your holy name. But because he was powerful. was listening to his words. for he alone is dead who dies without finding mercy with God. 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. seeing that 2azarus had conversation with men. having heard from her sister )ary of the coming of Jesus. Now there were assembled at the death of 2azarus %a great number of Jews from Jerusalem. and many scribes and "harisees. )artha.* 'hen Jesus lifted up his hands to heaven. arose in haste and ran outside. 'hose that remained in their unbelief departed and went to Jerusalem and announced to the chief of the priests the resurrection of 2azarus%. and )artha. saying! *Brethren.clothes with the nap$in over his face.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *3ould to God that you did so sleep<* 'hen Jesus said! *)y hour is not yet come% but when it shall come # shall sleep in li$e manner. and # am come to awa$e him. because God has given me power over his sleep% and truly # say to you he is not dead. into the house of 2azarus. because they supposed she was going to the sepulchre to weep over her brother.* )ary returned 8uic$ly to announce to her sister )artha the coming of Jesus. have mercy upon the affliction of these women. 3hen therefore she arrived at the place where Jesus had spo$en to )ary. scribes. and said! * God of our fathers. Jesus entered into Bethany.* aid )artha! *2ord. believe me that he shall rise before 6that day7. where every one was weeping. )artha.Believe you not in me that # shall awa$en him-* )artha answered! *# $now that you are the holy one of God.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *Now this man. because the miracle was great. because the miracle of 2azarus was a great one.* 'hen Jesus said again! *'a$e away the stone from the sepulchre.* . but sleeps. with )ary.* Jesus answered! *)ary. and sighing said! *3here have you laid him-* 'hey answered! *Come and see. God of (braham%. # have but little time to remain with you.* Jesus said with a loud voice! *2azarus. ( great multitude of the Jews and some of the "harisees believed in Jesus. for the time is at hand that # must depart from the . said! *3eep not. Jesus.
is as a sparrow freed from the snare of the fowler. and as much as you please.*?ou as$ me. has no other advantage over the dead and buried save this. li$e 2azarus%. #hapter 190 *'hey that shall believe in me shall not die eternally.'he soul of the sinner that shall perish because you have hidden my word. into eternal life. for the service of the poor. + John%. 3herefore # bring to your mind the words of God spo$en to 9ze$iel %the prophet. as says God. the soul that sins. the life is bro$en and the soul escapes in the hands of the angels whom God has ordained to receive souls. are now the scribes and "harisees who have the $ey and will not enter. is it permitted to me to spea$ a word-* * pea$ a thousand.. for through my word they shall perceive God within them. (nd he who will not listen to another.li$e a dumb dog. when man abides under the protection of God. since you are poor. 3herefore the present death is not death. come you to dwell here when you please. through having no perception of God. (nd our life is li$e a cord whereby nature holds the soul bound to the body and the sense of man. whereas goods cannot bring bac$ life to the dead. then. # am bound to listen to you ten times for every one that you have listened to me. the true 2ife. though it have the soul within it. friends weep when their friend is dead% for our God has so willed. 3hen therefore God wills. Behold.* #hapter 191 Jesus re&oiced when he heard this. live eternally.. it shall die. so also is he bound to dispense doctrine! and so much the more is he bound 6so to do5 inasmuch as the world has power to raise up a soul to penitence. and therefore shall wor$ out their salvation.* answered Jesus.world. for the servant of God will minister to you as much as shall be needful. for love of God.* John answered! *+ master. 'ruly # say to you.(s #. for 6so7 the soul dies. permission to spea$ one word. and commands nature to open. + unfaithful servant. but rather the end of a long death! even as the body when separated from the sense in a swoon. with all that he has given into my $eeping. saying! .+ur soul.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God% whereupon 2azarus said! *2ord. then. your God. #n what condition. and held the cord in his hand% when the head wills the bird to fly away. every time that he shall spea$ he shall sin% seeing that . # will re8uire it at your hands.. 3herefore. but stands. (gainst such says God! . what does it. and have a great number of disciples. in order that men might learn to live. #f the body is horrible without its union with the soul. . . *for &ust as a man is bound to dispense his goods in the service of God.(s it would be if one held a bird tied. 3hat is death but an act which nature does by commandment of God. . then. and converts him not.. much more frightful is the soul without union with God. 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. who with his grace and mercy beautifies and 8uic$ens it. that the buried 6body7 awaits God to raise it again..(ssuredly it commands naturally the hand to open% and so straightway the bird flies away. seeing it separates itself from God. but the unconscious waits for the sense to return. this house belongs to God my creator. but if the sinner shall repent he shall not die but live. the present life that it is death. But let him weep without ceasing when he sins. 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. as says the prophet David. having listened to an hundred thousand words of mine. 2et not. and said! * ee now how good a thing it is to die< 2azarus has died once only. no hinder them who would fain enter.
But he who forgets that he is mortal.'ruly he is here master of all the masters that teach doctrine in this world.* 'hen said he who writes this! *+ master how spea$s 2azarus the truth in saying to you .. wherewith one must wor$ with great toil. # than$ you that you ma$e the truth to be prized% therefore will God give the great merit. that they should die once and return as 2azarus has done. when he spea$s of . uch an one for the things of this world. But the labourer forgot the a0e. But how will you call 2azarus. . truly # say to you. for that men have called me God% but since # have confessed.or punishment was fitting for me. that every punishment is withdrawn from me. men of God in this 3orld. wherefore # say to you. by his mercy. 'ell me. offends his creator who has given him all.?ou shall have merit. in so much that # shall only be tormented in another person.#f the master would give me an old a0e # should easily cut down the wood.. and all that is cut is wasted and good for nought. but 2azarus will teach you how to die well.* 6'hen Jesus said! 7 *(s # live eternally.* said God.(ssuredly he was wroth. 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. what said the master.ool and $nave< # gave you an a0e wherewith you might cut down the wood without toil. *how great is the advantage of him who from the fall of others learns to stand on his feet<* #hapter 193 'hen said 2azarus! *)aster. saying! . and will cause a wic$ed one to suffer it in my name.* said Jesus.#f # should see the other life. #s this true-* John answered! *#t is most true. but have confessed also that # am not the )essiah. # would do good wor$s. whereas you said to Nicodemus that man merits nought but punishment. *# have given a good a0e to every man.* 'hen said John! *+ master.* aid 2azarus! *+ master.* 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! *?ou call me )aster. John% there was an householder who gave a perfect a0e %to one of his servants in order that he might cut down the wood which obstructed the view of his house. as is the truth. as good living is vain if one die badly. though time after time he see others die. so that the shame alone shall be mine. that when a man spea$s of what God shall give to his neighbour let him say that his neighbour merits it! but let him loo$ to it that. and you do well. and not do to others that which we do not desire to receive. my fury shall be upon him. # cannot conceive the penalty of which he is worthy who time after time sees the dead borne to the tomb and fears not God our creator. # indeed have taught you how you ought to live well.. (s God lives. and said! . and too$ the old a0e and struc$ him on the head. therefore God has ta$en away the punishment from me. why has not God granted this to men. (nd so much the more ought you to listen to him. because # have not served him so faithfully as # was bound to do. and says. not only that # am not God. which are truth.we ought to do to others that which we desire for ourselves. and see$ you this a0e.. which is the sight of the burial of one dead. But God has so loved me. which he ought entirely to forsa$e.hall you accordingly be punished of God-* Jesus answered! *)ay it please God that # receive punish. John. . and # will so smite him with death that he shall never more receive any good. seeing that God teaches you by my mouth. he has received the gift of prophecy% listen therefore to his words.# desire you to cut down the wood in such wise that your wor$ shall be good. in order that they might learn to $now themselves and their creator-* #hapter 197 Jesus answered! *'ell me. my Barnabas.* *+ John%.
Jesus lifted up himself (s and. for he preaches mercy. But of himself a man must beware of saying! . saying! * ee you not what these say. let him be . #hapter 199 God is so rich in mercy that the water of a thousand seas. wherefore when # shall be near to your house # will not ever go elsewhere. 'hey said among themselves! *#f he save her.* #hapter *00 Jesus then turned to 2azarus. yet a single tear of one who mourns at having offended God 8uenches the whole of hell.# have merit. in whose presence my soul stands. and if he condemn her it is contrary to his own doctrine.. if so many were to be found.. because God is pleased to grant his mercy to his servants when they confess that they merit hell for their sins. therefore. to confound atan and to display his own bounty. by the great mercy wherewith God succours him. bearing in their hands branches of palm and olive. son of David<.* (nd when Jesus had said this all the stones of Jerusalem cried out with a great noise! *Blessed be he who comes to us in the name of the 2ord God<* Nevertheless the "harisees remained still in their unbelief. when the men of Jerusalem heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming. (nd if any one as$ you saying. could not 8uench a spar$ of the flames of hell. and..Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of the 2ord God% hosanna. and wills him so to spea$ of his neighbour.what God shall give to himself . (nd let him loo$ to it that he say not. the men went forth with their children eager to see Jesus. and they will permit you to bring her. and accordingly they brought the ass and the colt. 'he "harisees rebu$ed Jesus. . if men should hold their peace.3hy 6do7 you loose her-. say to them! . pointing to the mirror with his finger. it is contrary to the 2aw of )oses. 'he disciples 6then7 placed their mantles upon the colt. because you will minister to me. the scribes and "harisees brought to him a woman ta$en in adultery.. the stones would cry out against the unbelief of malignant sinners. and so we have him as guilty. singing! . 6so7 Jesus said to his disciples! . we have found this woman in adultery. 'he disciples went.?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. not for love of me. # have merit. he say! God will give me. and said! *Brother. and found all that Jesus had told them. wills to call merit in the presence of his mercy every good wor$ of his faithful servant.Cause them to hold their peace<* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. and Jesus rode 6on her7.% for he would be condemned. having assembled themselves together. (nd it came to pass that.2et us go to Jerusalem to eat the paschal lamb.* 3herefore they came to Jesus and said! *)aster. but for love of God. God.'he )aster has need 6of her7. (nd he sent "eter and John to the city. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. the men spread out their garments under the feet of the ass. #hapter *01 Jesus having entered into the 'emple. said! *1e that is without sin among you.* #t was near to the "assover of the Jews. # must needs for a short time abide in the world. )oses commanded that 6such7 should be stoned! what then say you-* 'hereupon Jesus stooped down and with his finger made a mirror on the ground wherein every one saw his own ini8uities. 'hey still pressed for the answer. saying! . singing! *Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of God% hosanna son of David<* Jesus having come into the city.
because God is mighty and merciful to heal them. even so there is &oy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents% because sinners ma$e $nown God*s mercy. . + #srael. + #srael.* (ccordingly the scribes and "harisees hearing this were confounded and departed. for whom he has made the world. have forgotten all that # did upon 9gypt and upon "haraoh for love of you. whose leprosy he 6had7 cleansed.(ssuredly you would do so. by whom is the physician more loved! by them that have never had any sic$ness.. hard. and you would not< 3herefore God says thus to you #hapter *0+ + city.* #hapter *0* *'ell me. and should lose one of them. and you may repent% but you.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. calling yourselves righteous. # have sent to you my servant. say to them! . great is the number of the righteous unrighteous% their condition being li$e to that of atan. would you not lay it upon your shoulders and.(nd when you found it. $nowing that his hour was near. inasmuch as our God is loved more by the sinner that repents.first to stone her.* (nd this they said tempting him% for the scribes and "harisees count it the greatest insult to be called sinners. for # have found the sheep which # had lost. your own tongues condemn your pride. would you not go to see$ it. for you $now not your visitation% because # would fain have gathered you to the love of God your creator. . and they went into the house of imon the leper.hearted and perverse of mind. and with your tongue you say that you are sinners. having called together your neighbours. the scribes and "harisees being assembled. beginning from the eldest. Now tell me. )any times . # will sin no more. then are you doubly righteous unrighteous. leaving the ninety and nine.* Jesus weeping answered! *+ Jerusalem.* 'he scribes and "harisees answered! *3e are sinners. 'hen Jesus said! *# fear that you be righteous unrighteous. in whose presence my soul stands.or the righteous has not $nowledge of the mercy of God. wherefore God will have mercy on us. for they were ashamed to see their abominations. + city of confusion.* 'hen. went out one by one. as a hen gathers her chic$ens under her wings. Jesus having lifted up himself. Jesus said to them! *'ell me! if one of you had an hundred sheep. to the end that he may convert you to your heart. where are they that condemned you-* 'he woman answered. saying! *(s God lives. weeping! *2ord. said! *3oman.:e&oice with me. and seeing no one but the woman. $nowing the great mercy of God upon him. 'he men. 3herefore there is more re&oicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents than over ninety and nine righteous persons.* 'hen with vehemence of spirit Jesus spo$e. leaving Jesus with his disciples in peace. for God has not sent me to condemn you. # weep over you.or if you have sinned and deny your sin.(s God lives. seeing this. you are unrighteous% and if in your heart you hold yourselves righteous. 'hen Jesus. 'he citizens had gathered together the sic$ to the house of imon and prayed Jesus for the healing of the sic$. as many as there be. 3here are the righteous in our time. than by the righteous.* 'hen Jesus said! *Blessed be God< Go your way in peace and sin no more.* (nd again he stooped down. said! *Call the sic$.* 'hey answered! *3e $now not that there be any other sic$ fol$ here in Jerusalem. they are departed% and if you will pardon me as God lives. shall our God love less man. or by them whom the physician has healed of grievous sic$ness-* aid the "harisees to him! *(nd how shall he that is whole love the physician.(s God lives. shaping the mirror.
(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands. and my indignation sleeps not.* 9very one ate with fear.# will not remember her ini8uities any more. immediately they were healed. while every one remained in fear. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper. if Job. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. live eternally. wal$ing in my ways. an army against you. a derision. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. who assembled in a council of priests. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped. and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e. (nd in order that you may $now the truth. # say to you. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. for the poor you shall have always with you. hall you.* (nd having said this. therefore. the sword. But Judas was indignant. # $now your heart! have patience. alone remain unpunished by me.. and having bro$en a vessel.* Judas answered! *+ master. and a proverb among the nations. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this. and # will give you all. (braham.* . #hapter *01aving said this. .*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance. David. with )oses. 1e went to find the high priest. eeing this.* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. in the name of God. + sic$ fol$. they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas. Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$. poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house. and derision and the 'emple. then. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem. scribes.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor. wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations. # will ma$e desolate with the city.2et her be. but # will give you all to famine. Jesus retired into the house. said God. saying! . and the disciples were sorrowful.. insomuch that you shall be for a fable. # will not pardon the children. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy.* 'he high priest answered! *#f you will give him into our hand we will give the thirty pieces of gold and you shall see how well # will treat you. . amuel. and Daniel my servants. and # will betray into your hands Jesus.(ssuredly not.weep you that my servant may heal your body of sic$ness% and you see$ to slay my servant because he see$s to heal your soul of sin. who would fain ma$e himself $ing of #srael-* A'hey answered! *Now how will you give him into our hand-* Judas said! *3hen # shall $now that he goes outside the city to pray # will tell you. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus. o is my wrath abiding upon you. but me you shall not have always. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! . and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might.(s God lives. # will not pardon the old men or the widows. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me. saying! *3hat will you give me. (s # live eternally.hall you. then. should pray for this people. and will conduct you to the place where he shall be found% for to seize him in the city will be impossible without a sedition.
and they that are cut off from the head give it no succour. + Jesus. and # am God*s servant and desire to serve God*s )essenger whom you call )essiah. are different by reason of the wor$s of him who wor$s in the man. who has sent me into the world. (s God lives. to ma$e yourself $ing of #srael. wherefore do you not rebu$e me as a brother.* (nd then the priests.or the hands of one body do not feel the pain of another body*s feet. have you forgotten all that you did confess. that you are not God. you would help me to wor$ according to my head. but that of the body in which they are united. nor son of God. surely. and by the scribes 6and7 "harisees with all #srael! but because # tell you the truth you hate me and see$ to $ill me. scribes. albeit they are all of one material. and God will love you. instead of hating me as an enemy. 3hereupon the high priest drew near. so greatly did (braham love God. 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. if you were of that body wherein # am incorporate.'ruly the members of a body succour one another when they are united with the head. # had not fled when the people of Nain would fain have made me $ing. ma$ing him to run into every ini8uity. who has put on him the bridle of his will and rules him at his pleasure. reprove me.#hapter *01 3hen day was come. in whose presence my soul stands. 3herefore.Beware lest some danger befall you<* Jesus answered! *#f # sought my own glory and desired my portion in this world. nor are you incorporate with that head wherein (braham was incorporate. Jesus answered! *3hat is that thing which you see$ to $now about the )essiah.ee$ you. because # am not of this world. .* aid the high priest! *Now we $now that you have the devil at your bac$% for you are a amaritan%. perhaps. #hapter *03 #f # wor$ ini8uity. and "harisees made a circle round about Jesus. and have not respect to the priest of God. truly. but # see$ that God may be glorified.* 'hen said the high priest! *3e want to $now a thing concerning the )essiah. . # have not the devil at my bac$. *#f # 4as # $now5 have sinned.(ssuredly # will not tell you the lie. he has the devil at his bac$. but was willing to slay his own son in obedience to God. as God lives. he who wor$s after the will of the devil. nor even the )essiah-* Jesus answered! *No. but # see$ to cast out the devil. # have not forgotten% for this is my confession which # shall bear before the &udgment seat of God on the day of &udgment. Jesus went up to the 'emple with a great multitude of people. Believe me. inasmuch as God our creator is 6God7 alone.or all that is written in the Boo$ of )oses is most true. that # see$ not anything in this world. saying! *'ell me."erhaps it is the lie. 9ven as a garment changes its name when it changes its owner.* #hapter *07 Jesus answered! *(s God lives. because you shall be doing his will. that he not only bra$e in pieces the false idols and forsoo$ his father and mother. although it is all the same cloth! so also men. but waits for each one to repent. 1ear$en therefore to me. . (s God lives. (s God lives. in whose presence my soul stands. and # will tell you who has the devil at his bac$. for this cause the devil stirs up the world against me. but if none can reprove me of sin it is a sign that you are not sons of (braham as you call yourselves.* aid the high priest! *'hen what boots it to come to the 'emple with so great a multitude of people.or if # had said the lie # had been adored by you. .
'he disciples and believers. weeping. (nd what shall # say.1e has blasphemed all our priesthood. )ary. if he were an holy one and a prophet. 'hen was the high priest wroth. and # cannot hold my peace.. and to the :oman governor. :afael. and # do not see$ to slay you.* (nd in such wise did the high priest spea$ at many forsoo$ Jesus. what do we. )ary. either God or on of God% in the other it forbade.(ssuredly. But since he had secretly retired beyond the broo$ Cedron she was not able to see him any more in this world% e0cept after the deed of shame. for God will protect him from the world. # have a garden with a house beyond the broo$ Cedron. and our God will give us to the nations. Jesus answered! . saying! *2ord. and cried out! . see$ing her son.'he high priest answered! .ear not. who saw Jesus go out of the 'emple 4for from them he was not hidden5. he would not blaspheme against God and against )oses 6his7 servant. wherefore tell us! 3ho was this son of (braham-. and having bec$oned for silence with his hands he said!. they struc$ one another in such wise that there died a thousand men% and they polluted the holy 'emple. who is the hope of #srael. for God will provide for all. forasmuch as the decree of the :omans made them afraid. while the >irgin )ary. the son of (braham was #shmael. # pray you. saying! . 'hereupon Nicodemus came thither and counselled Jesus to go out of Jerusalem beyond the broo$ Cedron. departed from Nazareth. go thither with some of your disciples. 'ruly # say. the prophet of the Jews. and of this they had false witnesses. #hapter *10 3hen the confusion in the 'emple ceased by the departure of Jesus.or so it was that twice the :oman enate had sent a decree concerning Jesus! in one decree it was forbidden. hearing this. under capital sentence. inflames me. mother of Jesus. the angel Gabriel visited her and narrated to her the persecution of her son. #hapter *09 (t this time. Behold now. followed him to the house of imon. how did he vanish. 'hereupon was held a general council against Jesus. too$ up stones to stone Jesus. for 6then7 the angel Gabriel. *Brethren. that any one should call Jesus of Nazareth%. to tarry there until this hatred of our priests be past% for # will minister to you what is necessary. her sister. and @riel. wherefore truly # say to you. that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed. the high priest ascended on high. and against the )essiah. with the angels )ichael. (nd then. accusing Jesus that he desired to ma$e himself $ing of #srael. blinded with fury and hatred.. (nd the multitude of disciples leave you here in the house of imon and in my house. that any one should contend concerning Jesus of Nazareth. how by reason of him this holy 'emple has been polluted.ee you not that he has deceived the whole world with his diabolical art. 3hereupon every scribe and "harisee. insomuch that the high priest went in person to 1erod.Now.'his # as$ of you. through the great desire that they had to slay Jesus.2et us stone this impious fellow. wherefore the secret persecution was converted into an open one.'he zeal of your honour. desiring only to have with him the twelve first called apostles. with the elders of the people. on pain of death. was standing in prayer.. if he be not removed from the world #srael will be polluted. brought him to her. prophet . .* (nd this Jesus did. who vanished from their eyes and went out of the 'emple. therefore. by 6the7 command of God. for he is an #shmaelite. and came to Jerusalem to the house of )ary alome.. if he be not a magician. and has spo$en blasphemy against )oses and against the 2aw of God. + God. from whom must be descended the )essiah promised to (braham.
because the re&oicing of the world is turned into weeping% but your sadness shall be turned into &oy and your &oy shall no one ta$e from you! for the re&oicing that the heart feels in God its creator not the whole world can ta$e away. God of (braham%. seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. God of #shmael %and #saac%. #hapter *11 Jesus.or even as you are true God. be you sad. but rather enemies. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus. and against the lovers of the world. for we will give you soldiers. there was a great division among them. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me. for all things are yours. and to the governor. . ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. because he announces the salvation of the world. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. 'he high priest therefore spo$e that under pain of anathema none should spea$ a word in defence of Jesus% and he spo$e to 1erod.of the Jews. that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. regardless of what he said. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. have mercy upon them that you have given me. prophet of #srael. # say not. 2ord God. But # pray you to $eep them from evil. mighty and &ealous. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. am servant of your servants. that on the day of your &udgment they may come with me to bear witness against the world and against the 1ouse of #srael that has corrupted your testament. 2ord God.No. 3hen the world shall re&oice.or #. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me. comforted his disciples. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands. and save them from the world. ta$e them from the world. *Now. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem. on that day. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. saying! *2ord our God. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. clay and dust. God of our fathers. . and. seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. send to us. the merciful. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you. he prayed.* '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. as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me. 'hereupon. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. . assuredly. for this cause. 3herefore. when they write that # am your son.
. *for # have greatly desired to eat this lamb before # am parted from you. wherefore. for as much as all the water of the sea will not wash him that believes me not. but every one whom you have given me. because he $new who was betraying him. that atan your enemy may lose his empire. the devil came upon the bac$ of Judas%. (nd this do.* "eter answered! *?ou shall never wash my feet.* (nd the eleven apostles heard it not. 2ord. and having put water in a basin. but every one that shall believe in them. Jesus came to "eter. all save Judas. + )aster-* Jesus answered! *?ou have told me who it shall be that shall betray me.* said Jesus. saying with sorrow! *3ho shall be the traitor-* Judas then said! * hall it be #. for whom you did create the world. insomuch that # shall be sold li$e a sheep% but woe to him. when Jesus said again! *'ruly # say to you. 2ord. # than$ you. for he believed nothing. 2ord. he set himself to wash his disciples* feet. 2ord. with all them that shall believe on me through their preaching. Nicodemus %sent the lamb secretly to the garden for Jesus and his disciples. which you have promised to bless by your )essenger.he shall fall into the pit which he had prepared for others. wherefore do you tarry. he too$ a towel and girded his loins. and save not only them.* 'his said Jesus. and # will go. would you wash my feet-* Jesus answered! *'hat which # do you $now not now. $nowing the place where Jesus was with his disciples.riend. because # have fulfilled your wor$.. but you shall $now hereafter. yet are you not all clean. Jesus saying to him again! *Do 8uic$ly that which you must do.* "eter answered! *3ash not only my feet. who by your providence provides all things necessary for your people #srael. Jesus said three times! * o be it.)y time is near. and he went forth from the house. 3hereupon Jesus re&oiced in spirit. 'he disciples were sad at these words. 'he disciples thought that Jesus was sending Judas %to buy something for the day of the "assover%! but Jesus $new that Judas was betraying him. 'hen Jesus rose up.* (nd having arisen. 2ord. Judas answered! *2ord. grant to your servant to be in the congregation of your )essenger% on the Day of Judgment! and not me only. * 3hereupon the disciples loo$ed one upon another. Beginning from Judas%. be mindful of all the tribes of the earth. Judas. accordingly.*2ord God the aviour. bowing his $nees an hundred times and prostrating himself upon his face. for your own sa$e.* (nd having said this. great and merciful<* (nd they answered. desiring to depart from the world. + 2ord. that atan boast not himself against you. he said to him! *. announcing all that had been decreed by 1erod %with the governor and the high priest. saying! *Blessed be your holy name. for he shall fulfil all that our father David said of such an one. aid "eter%! *2ord. but my hands and my head. and said! *Neither shall you come in my company on the day of &udgment. he so spo$e. 3hen the lamb was eaten. bountiful and rich in mercy. weeping! * o be it. wherefore go and do that which you must do. went to the . according as his custom was to pray.. #hapter *1+ 'he day having come for eating the lamb. save them whom you have given me. that one of you shall betray me. because you have not separated me from the number of your servants that have been persecuted by the world and slain.* #hapter *11aving gone forth from the house. in order that atan may not be able to do aught against them. Jesus said! *# have washed you. that . *2ord God.* 3hen the disciples were washed and were seated at table to eat. suffer me to eat.* (nd turning to Judas. Jesus retired into the garden to pray. my God.* *2et us eat. 1ave mercy on the world and send speedily your )essenger.
and they gave a legion of them. John %and "eter %followed the soldiers afar off% and they affirmed to him who writes that they saw all the e0amination that was made of Judas by the high priest. fear not. awo$e and fled. (nd the eleven were sleeping. (nd he. not without derision. insomuch that Judas was so changed in speech and in face to be li$e Jesus that we believed him to be Jesus. 3e having heard Judas* saying.or he truthfully denied that he was Jesus% and the soldiers. and saved the eleven from evil.. and sent a "harisee to the governor to fetch soldiers. wherefore in fear he withdrew into the house. was see$ing where the )aster was. Judas said. 3hereupon Judas spo$e many words of madness. because they feared the people% wherefore they too$ their arms. and laid their hands upon Judas. and by the council of the "harisees. moc$ing him. prophet of the Nazarenes %4for so they called them who believed in Jesus5. 3hereupon we marvelled. who was wrapped in a linen cloth. and seeing the multitude of soldiers. said! * ir. and answered! *?ou. 3hereupon the wonderful God acted wonderfully.high priest. . and moc$ing him said! *Jesus. #hapter *17 'he soldiers too$ Judas %and bound him. *tell us. 'hen God. (nd the disciples were sleeping. and @riel%. :afael%.or God heard the prayer of Jesus. and when a soldier seized him by the linen cloth he left the linen cloth and fled na$ed. with arms and lanterns as 6against7 a robber% and you have bound me that have guided you. seeing the danger of his servant. (nd John. said! *Now are you foolish. his ministers. smiling.#f you will give me what was promised. and to 1erod. Jesus heard the approach of many people. 2ord. and said! . 3hereupon the scribes bound his eyes with a bandage.1ow much do you see$-. who was it that smote you-* (nd they buffeted him and spat in his face. .'hirty pieces of gold. and with torches and lanterns upon staves went out of Jerusalem. believing that he was really Jesus. and we have bound you because we $now that you do refuse the $ingdom. )ichael%. 'hen straightway the high priest counted to him the money. 'hey bare him and placed him in the third heaven in the company of angels blessing God for evermore. #hapter *10 3hen the soldiers with Judas drew near to the place where Jesus was. because he was in every way li$e to Jesus. to ta$e Jesus out of the world. having awa$ened us. are our master% have you now forgotten us-* (nd he. for we are come to ma$e you $ing of #srael. insomuch that every one was filled with laughter. this night will # give into your hand Jesus whom you see$% for he is alone with eleven companions. . . and they led him with fury into Jerusalem. who were assembled to put Jesus to death. and with blows and $ic$s they began to flout Judas.* Judas answered! *Now have you lost your senses< ?ou are come to ta$e Jesus of Nazareth%. that $now not me to be Judas #scariot<* (nd as he was saying this the soldiery entered. 'he high priest answered! . 'he holy angels came and too$ Jesus out by the window that loo$s toward the outh%. commanded Gabriel%. to ma$e me $ing<* 'hen the soldiers lost their patience. #hapter *11 Judas entered impetuously before all into the chamber whence Jesus had been ta$en up.. and that for fear of death he was feigning madness. fled as beside ourselves.
* 'hen the chief priests and elders of the people. (nd why say # that the chief priests believed Judas to be Jesus. so ta$e you him to 1erod. 'he derision which he then suffered at the hands of the high priest*s servants is past belief. (s God lives. and smiling said! *#n the one case. 3hereupon Judas. . for you will have it by every means that # am Jesus.or they zealously devised new inventions to give pleasure to the council. in order to rid himself of such a case.* said the governor. believed it% and more. you shall do a great wrong. thin$ing that Judas was Jesus. who is a magician. believe me. and the sedition that he would stir up if he should escape would be worse than the former. and spo$e to him. and that he should not die until near the end of the world. 3herefore he went with the mother of Jesus and with John to the cross.* "ilate 4of such was the governor*s name5. Nor is he mad% but rather malignant. and not Jesus. cried out with shouts. and it were impious to slay a madman. 'he governor therefore went out. so that his understanding might come bac$ into his head. *that he is not Jesus.* (ccordingly . they too$ delight in seeing him so treated. o they attired him as a &uggler.* Judas answered! * ir. so that he sought to set him at liberty. he who writes forgot all that Jesus had said! how that he should be ta$en up from the world. it were a great wrong to $ill him. wherefore # may do what is &ust. assuredly he has lost his understanding. you have deceived all #srael. with the scribes and "harisees.No all the disciples. for we $now him% for if he were not the malefactor we would not have given him into your hands. 'he high priest caused Judas %to be brought before him bound. for you shall slay an innocent person% seeing that # am Judas %#scariot. with him who writes.* 'he high priest answered! *+ perverse seducer. with your doctrine and false miracles! and now thin$ you to flee the merited punishment that befits you by feigning to be mad(s God lives. this man is not worthy of death. made him enter into his chamber. beginning from Galilee% even to Jerusalem here. . at least.but the 4chief5 priests and the elders of your people have given you into my hand% wherefore tell us the truth. believing Judas to be really Jesus. who secretly loved Jesus.* you shall not escape it<* (nd having said this he commanded his servants to smite him with buffetings and $ic$s. and that he should suffer in a third person. the poor >irgin mother of Jesus. are beside yourselves. for with this device he see$s to escape from our hands. you will not believe me% for perhaps you are deceived as the 4chief5 priests and the "harisees are deceived. saying! *1e is Jesus of Nazareth%. but rather of compassion. as though beside himself.* *'his man says. as$ing him for what cause the chief priests and the people had given him into his hands. believed it. Judas answered! *#f # tell you the truth. and 1erod is $ing of Galilee! wherefore it pertains not to me to &udge such a case. by what are # $now not. believing him to be Jesus! and they found not that which they sought. with his $insfol$ and friends.or # have power to set you free and to put you to death. 3hereupon he. who promised to give into your hands Jesus the Nazarene% and you. But the chief priests and "harisees and elders of the people had their hearts so e0asperated against Jesus that. 3herefore. But if he is Jesus and denies that he is. and as$ed him of his disciples and his doctrine. Judas answered! *# have told you that # am Judas #scariot.3hen it was morning there assembled the great council of scribes and elders of the people% and the high priest with the "harisees sought false witness against Judas. if this be true.* 'he governor answered 4thin$ing that he wished to spea$ concerning the 2aw5! *Now $now you not that # am not a Jew. said! *1e is a Galilean. answered nothing to the point. 'he high priest then ad&ured him by the living God of #srael that he would tell him the truth. insomuch that the sorrow of every one was incredible. seeing that he were innocent. if you put me to death. (fterwards they led him bound to the governor. and he says that Jesus the Galilean has by his are magic so transformed him.* 3hen he heard this the governor marvelled greatly. but a certain Judas who guided the soldiery to ta$e Jesus. and by his are has so transformed me. and so treated him with hands and feet that it would have moved the very Canaanites to compassion if they had beheld that sight.
'hose disciples who did not fear God went by night 6and7 stole the body of Judas and hid it. li$e those of gold and precious stones which $ings wear on their heads. o they led him to )ount Calvary. 'hen 1erod moc$ed him. spreading a report that Jesus was risen again% whence great confusion arose. reserved Judas for the cross. 3hereupon. seeing him die who was entirely li$e to Jesus. with John and James his brother. believing that Jesus had been a false prophet. and caused him to be clad in white as the fools are clad%. where they used to hang malefactors. who having received it gave Judas to the scribes and "harisees as guilty to death. 'he governor having heard that this was so from a servant of 1erod. in moc$ery they clad him in an old purple garment%. #hapter *13 'hen returned each man to his house. AJudas truly did nothing else but cry out! *God. Now when Judas had been led thither. the face. went with the mother of Jesus% to Nazareth%. that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus% wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus. with all his court. who of a long time had desired that Jesus should go to his house. *Do not fail in &ustice to the people of #srael<* A (nd this 1erod wrote. (nd this crown of thorns they placed upon Judas* head. and they made him sit in a high place. such as new $ings are accustomed to give% and receiving nothing they smote Judas. 'hereupon. for the greater ignominy. why have you forsa$en me. 'he high priest then commanded. saluting him as /ing of the Jews. and the person of Judas were so li$e to Jesus. But Jesus had never been willing to go to his house. but by means of Nicodemus and Joseph of (barimathia% they obtained from the governor the body of Judas to bury it. they too$ him down from the cross with such weeping as assuredly no one would believe. 3hereupon they condemned two robbers with him to the death of the cross. and there they crucified him na$ed%. and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did! for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world% for that at that time he should be ta$en away from the world. 1e did not suffer Judas to die under the scourges. that they remembered not what Jesus had said. and adored the false and lying gods. But they that stood firm in the doctrine of Jesus were so encompassed with sorrow. and fearing lest "ilate should set him at liberty.they led Judas to 1erod. (nd they held out their hands to receive gifts. seeing that Judas died not by the scourges. who had decreed the issue. because 1erod was a Gentile. feigned that he desired to set Judas at liberty. foolish $ing. bowing down in moc$ery. putting in his hand a reed for sceptre%. notwithstanding that the soldiers scourged him so grievously that his body rained blood. made a gift of money to the governor. 1erod as$ed him of many things. saying to him. 1e who writes. saying! *#t is fitting to our new $ing to clothe him and crown him*! so they gathered thorns and made a crown. and buried him in the new sepulchre of Joseph% having wrapped him up in an hundred pounds of precious ointments. . weeping continually. if you will not pay your soldiers and servants-* A'he chief priests with the scribes and "harisees. seeing the malefactor has escaped and # die un&ustly-* A'ruly # say that the voice. 3hereupon he caused him to be scourged by his slaves. under pain of anathema%. that no one should tal$ of Jesus of Nazareth%. how are you crowned. (nd the soldiers came before him. and sent him bac$ to "ilate. (nd so in company with the mother of Jesus they went to )ount Calvary. in order that he also might gain some money. But God. saying! *Now. to which Judas gave answers not to the purpose. denying that he was Jesus. living after the manner of the unclean Gentiles. because the chief priests and scribes and the "harisees had given him a good 8uantity of money. in order that he might suffer that horrible death to which he had sold another. who were paid by the scribes to slay him under the scourges. and were not only present at the death of Judas.
that he might suffer the punishment to which he had sold another. and 2azarus. the >irgin. and @riel. 'hen the merciful God commanded his four favourite angels. and recounted all to him. (nd having lifted up each one. their fellow citizen. said! *2et us go to Jerusalem to find my son. to bear Jesus into his mother*s house. and had transformed Judas. having given you power to raise the dead. and to the shame of your doctrine. saying! *'hese are the ministers of God! Gabriel. weeping. because they could not hold their peace on such a matter. (nd Jesus lifted up his mother and the others from the ground. 3hereupon. wherefore God. we. having died on the cross was risen again. through fear they fell as dead.or every one that loves you has been as dead.* (nd having said this he prayed the four angels that they would manifest themselves.(nd so there arose a great persecution. who feared God. who fights against God*s enemies% :afael. seeing that God is merciful. Jesus came. 3hereupon. who announces God*s secrets% )ichael. embracing his mother! *Believe me. 1earing this.ear not. for # am Jesus% and weep not. 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 $nows that between grief at the death of Judas whom we believed to be Jesus our master.. 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. 3herefore Jesus prayed God that he would give him power to see his mother and his disciples. he that writes% prayed the mother of Jesus% that she would be pleased to leave off weeping. and the desire to see him risen again. who receives the souls of them that die% and @riel. wherefore has . as it was lawful for me when you dwelt with us-* Jesus answered! *(s$ what you please.* #hapter **0 Jesus replied. # shall die content when # have seen him. he comforted them. who are )ichael. and )artha and )ary )agdalen. with the mother of Jesus. and there $eep watch over him for three days continually. :afael%. o the angels that were guardians of )ary ascended to the third heaven%.* 'hey remained every one for a long time beside himself at the presence of Jesus. and many were stoned and many beaten. on that day on which the decree of the high priest went forth. albeit she $new the decree of the high priest to be un&ust. who will call every one to the &udgment of God at the last day.* #hapter *19 'he >irgin returned to Jerusalem with him who writes. Barnabas. 'hen Jesus gave four linen cloths to the angels that they might cover themselves. to the room where abode )ary the >irgin with her two sisters. 3hereupon. suffered you to die. and him who writes. where Jesus was in the company of angels. Gabriel. is it lawful for me to 8uestion you now.* 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. said! *'ell me. and James and John. my son. for truly # say to you that # have not been dead at all% for God has reserved me till near the end of the world. because her son was risen again. and John and James and "eter. 'hen the four angels narrated to the >irgin how God had sent for Jesus. weeping. surrounded with splendour. 'hen the >irgin. saying! *. 'hereupon the angels manifested themselves li$e four shining suns. to the shame of your $insfol$ and friends. and give testimony how the matter had passed. commanded those who dwelt with her to forget her son. and # will answer you. mother. insomuch that through fear every one again fell down as dead. the >irgin )ary. 'he news reached Nazareth how that Jesus. and many banished from the land. in order that they might be seen and heard to spea$ by his mother and her companions. were consumed. for they altogether believed that Jesus was dead. for # am alive and not dead.
and throughout the world. :est in God who created you and me.. and many others of the seventy. for there # will ascend again to heaven. shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God*s 2aw. who are an holy one of God. saying! . pretending to be disciples. ma$ing all men to believe that # died upon the cross. on you has God suffered to fall the calumny that you were slain amongst robbers %on the )ount Calvary-* Jesus answered! *Believe me. #hapter *** (fter Jesus had departed. in order that # be not moc$ed of the demons on the day of &udgment."eace be to you. saying! .two. (nd he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again. in order that the faithful may be undeceived.God... and they ate with Jesus. but rose again.. (nd having said this. Be my witnesses in #srael. see that by all means you write my gospel concerning all that has happened through my dwelling in the world. + )aster% but # do not $now what happened to Judas. 1aving thus spo$en. Beware. 'hen answered he who writes! . . who. his prayer ended. of all things that you have heard and seen. Barnabas.# will do so. he turned to his disciples. (nd as they all stood in prayer.. Jesus answered! .* #hapter **1 Jesus turned himself to him who writes. (nd this moc$ing shall continue until the advent of )uhammad%.Go to the )ount of +lives with my mother.he so tormented us.and your mother has so wept for you that she has been near to death% and you. Jesus said! *?ou are &ust. that . the )essenger %of God. that every sin. since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love. however small it be. the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief.. 'ruly # say to you. # am your master. at midday Jesus came with a great multitude of angels who were praising God! and the splendour of his face made them greatly afraid and they fell with their faces to the ground.1ere are John and "eter who saw everything. and . and yet preach.Do you hold me and God for liars. for # did not see it. (nd then Jesus commanded us to call his faithful disciples 6so7 that they might see him..# said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world.or certain evil men. But Jesus lifted them up.Do not be afraid.two disciples. ma$ing us to believe that you were dead. (nd having said this. and the truth. comforting them. God punishes with great punishment.)ay God*s grace and mercy be with you. and they will tell you all that has passed. he embraced his mother. on of God. God.. 3herefore. by falsehood. as it always is.. who for fear had fled to Damascus. and saying! . 'he third day Jesus said! . +thers preached. and you will see who shall bear me up. because to you only belongs honour and glory without end. when he shall come. in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell. for atan will ma$e every effort to deceive you. +thers preached that he really died. since men have called me . and every one may believe the truth.Barnabas. o they all went there e0cept twenty. my mother. seeing that God is offended at sin. saying! .five of the seventy. has willed that # be moc$ed of men in this world by the death of Judas%. + 2ord our God. if God wills. preached that Jesus died and rose not again. hated of atan. # did not die% it was Judas the traitor. o James and John called together the seven disciples with Nicodemus and Joseph. was persecuted. 'hen before their eyes the four angels carried him up into heaven. he prayed God for the salvation of the faithful. and the conversion of sinners and 6then7. and said! . the disciples scattered through the different parts of #srael and of the world. (nd write in a similar manner that which has befallen Judas. (nd though # have been innocent in the world..
among whom is "aul deceived. we preach to those that fear God. (men. that they may be saved in the last day of God*s Judgment. as much as # have written . 49< O5 T74 GO=>4L .Jesus is the on of God. But we .
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