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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
(nd the magi presented unto him spices. #n the reign of 1erod. come and tell it to me. and entering the dwelling found the child with his mother. Bethlehem. they too$ the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. guided by the star. $ith the $arning of !esus gi'en to the/ in a drea/.3hen the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the 2ord. 'hen said 1erod! *Go to Bethlehem and search out with all diligence concerning the child% and when ye have found him. 1erod therefore called together the priests and the scribes. #hapter 1 Three )agi are led b% a star in the east to !udaea. 3hereupon appeared to them a star of great brightness. recounting to the virgin all that they had seen. 3herefore they feared God. art not little among the princes of Judah! for out of thee shall come forth a leader.* 1erod accordingly called together the magi and as$ed them concerning their coming! who answered that they had seen a star in the east.* (nd this he spa$e deceitfully. (nd so they circumcised the child. announcing all that they had seen in Judaea. (nd when 1erod heard this he was affrighted. )ary and Joseph perceived that the child must needs be for the salvation and ruin of many. outside the city. and bending down they did obeisance to him. three magi in the parts of the east were observing the stars of heaven. which went before them. they saw the star standing still above the inn where Jesus was born. wherefore having concluded among themselves. which had guided them thither. and all the city was troubled. with silver and gold. (nd so having come to Bethlehem. #hapter 7 The 'isitation of !esus b% /agi. eeing the star the magi were filled with gladness. while sleeping. #hapter 3 . as the angel of the 2ord had said before he was conceived in the womb. $ing of Judaea. the star which appeared to them in the east went before them. /a2e obeisan"e to hi/ and gifts. and their return to their o$n "ountr%. because # also would fain come and worship him. and gave him the name Jesus. 3hereupon. they came to Judaea. who shall lead my people #srael. as it is written in the boo$ of )oses. wherefore they wished with gifts to worship this new /ing manifested by his star. 'he magi therefore departed out of Jerusalem. and having arrived at Jerusalem they as$ed where was born the /ing of the Jews. 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. saying! *3here should Christ be born-* 'hey answered that he should be born in Bethlehem% for thus it is written by the prophet! *(nd thou. and lo. when Jesus was born. finding !esus. and. 'he magi therefore went thither.
as 1erod had commanded them. in which he had $nowledge of what God hath done and what hath said and what God willeth insomuch that everything was laid bare and open to him% as he said unto me! *Believe. as he himself said unto me. what hast thou done to us.born children in Bethlehem.Behold # and thy father have sought thee for three days sorrowing. a boo$. disputing with them concerning the law. and too$ )ary with the child. 1erod seeing that the magi did not return. with mercy . 'he soldiers therefore came and slew all the children that were there. and was sub&ect to them with humility and reverence. seeing he is so small and hath not learned to read-* )ary reproved him. was reigning in Judaea. for they are dead that willed the death of the child. having lost Jesus.* 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. .* Joseph therefore too$ the child with )ary 4he having come to the age of seven years5. having come to the age of twelve years. holds a $ondrous disputation $ith do"tors. and they went into 9gypt.* he was surrounded by an e0ceeding bright light and by an infinite multitude of angels.* . saying! . and herod /assa"res the inno"ent "hildren. 'he third day they found the child in the temple. in the midst of the doctors. to worship there according to the law of the 2ord written in the boo$ of )oses. which descended into the heart of Jesus. insomuch that whatever # say the whole bath come forth from that boo$. )ary therefore returned with Joseph to Jerusalem. believing himself derided of the magi.1ow can there be such doctrine in him. saying! *2amentation and great weeping are there in :amah% :achel lamenteth for her sons. who were saying! *Blessed be God. #hapter 10 Jesus having come to the age of thirty years. see$ing Jesus among $insfol$ and neighbours. 'he child grew in grace and wisdom before God and before men. and ta$e the child with his mother and go into 9gypt for 1erod willeth to slay him*.* 'he angel Gabriel presented to him as it were a shining mirror. . ha'ing "o/e to the age of t$el'e %ears. he went into Galilee.* #hapter 9 !esus. and came to Judaea% whence. saying! *:eturn into Judaea. son of 1erod. and there they abode until the death of 1erod! who. saying! *(rise up 8uic$ly. that # $now every prophet with every prophecy. because they thought that he was returned home with their $insfol$. went up to )ount +lives with his mother to gather olives. sent his soldiers to slay all the new. he'ing returned to !udaea. 3hereby were fulfilled the words of the prophet.!esus is "arried in flight to 4g%pt. Barnabas. believed himself moc$ed of them% whereupon he determined to put to death the child that was born. . 'hen at midday as he was praying. (nd every one was amazed at his 8uestions and answers. 3hen their prayers were ended they departed. hearing that (rchelaus. Jesus. fearing to remain in Judaea% and they went to dwell at Nazareth. behold the angel of the 2ord appeared in a dream to Joseph. when he came to these words! *2ord. Joseph arose with great fear. went up with )ary and Joseph to Jerusalem. saying! * on. but consolation is not given her because they are not. 3hen 1erod was dead. But behold while Joseph was sleeping there appeared to him the angel of the 2ord.
3hereupon. 'he whole city of Jerusalem was moved by these words.* but the more he prayed him the more he cried out. who by divine inspiration $new Jesus to be a prophet. that # should do unto thee-* 'he leper answered! *2ord. Blessed be the holy name of God. as he spo$e by his servant David. telling her that he needs must suffer great persecution for the honour of God. wherefore they all ran together to the temple to see Jesus. )ary answered! * on. Blessed . thou son of David. insomuch that the flesh of the leper was left unto him li$e that of a child. #hapter 11 !esus )ira"ulousl% healeth a leper. (nd having bec$oned with the hand for silence. and that he could not any longer abide with her to serve her. eeing which namely. 2ord. receive thy health<* (nd when he had said this the leprosy was cleansed. said! *2ord God (lmighty. for the love of thy holy prophets give health to this sic$ man. he opened his mouth. and $nowing that he was a prophet sent to the house of #srael. having heard this. and goeth into !erusale/. and if God give thee a word spea$ it in the name of the 2ord. have mercy on me. having said this. recounting that which God through Jesus had done unto the leper. revealed all to )ary his mother. #srael. saying! *Brother.* Jesus reproved him. sighing. #hapter 1* 5irst ser/on of !esus deli'ered to the people& $onderful in do"trine "on"erning the na/e of God.Jesus.* 'hen Jesus. and he will give thee health% for # am a man. saying! *'hou art foolish% pray to God who created thee. Jesus prayed him.* Jesus answered! *3hat wilt thou. having received this vision. touching the sic$ man with his hands in the name of God! *+ brother. brother. the leper with a loud voice cried out! *Come hither. who of his goodness and mercy willed to create his creatures that they might glorify him.* 'hen ascended Jesus to the place whence the scribes were wont to spea$. and he will give me health. met a leper. to receive the prophet whom God sendeth unto thee*. 'herefore with tears he prayed him. give me health. as thou art. he said. Jesus descending from the mountain to come into Jerusalem. saying% *Jesus. saying! *Behold the prophet< behold the holy one of God<* (t which words many that were going out of Jerusalem ran bac$. but an holy one of the 2ord.* 'he leper answered! *# $now that thou. 'herefore the priests besought Jesus. 3herefore pray thou to God. saying! *Blessed be the holy name of God. art a man. saying! *'his people desireth to see thee and hear thee% therefore ascend to the pinnacle. who had entered therein to pray. so that they could scarce be contained there. saying! . ere thou west born all was announced to me% wherefore blessed be the holy name of God. who created the splendour of all the saints and prophets before all things to send him for the salvation of the world. that he was healed. Jesus departed therefore that day from his mother to attend to his prophetic office..Before 2ucifer in the brightness of the saints # created thee. hold thy peace and say nothing.* 'hen. and entered with Jesus into Jerusalem.
as he promised to our father (braham and to his son for ever. + 2ord. (nd the priests spo$e evil of Jesus among themselves. who created man out of the clay of the earth.* 3hen Jesus had spo$en these words. Blessed be the holy name of God. what do we to. scourged 9gypt. (nd having passed the whole night in prayer. who on that day conceived hatred against Jesus for having thus spo$en against the priests. and the world shall be near its end. but for fear of the people. with many that followed him. who had received him as a prophet of God. and forsoo$ the law of God% he rebu$ed the doctors because they made the law of God of none effect through their traditions. *But. Blessed be the holy name of God. that atan should not deceive us! and he e0alted us above all other peoples. for all that thou hast granted me-* 'he angel Gabriel answered! *(rise. in the morning Jesus praying said! *+2ord. Jesus having in spirit perceived the desire of the priests. 2ord God almighty and merciful. burned up three wic$ed cities. and the people weeping said! * o be it.day. from the least to the greatest. and remember . saying! *. and the priests are minded to $ill me. 2ord. and set him over his wor$s. and beseeching Jesus that he would pray of them% save only their priests and leaders. and spea$ thy word% for thy word is truth.* 'he prayer being ended. so be it. in mercy hear the prayers of the servant. and save me from their snares. (nd they meditated upon his death. behold there came to him the angel Gabriel. and what shall # give thee.* Jesus fell with his face to the ground. #hapter 1+ The re/ar2able fear of !esus and his pra%er. which endureth for ever. Jesus descended from the temple% and that day he departed from Jerusalem. that we be not punished for our sins-* (nd then Jesus with greatest vehemence rebu$ed the people for that they had forgotten the word of God. (nd blessed be God. who created the angels that they might serve him. who drove man out of paradise for having transgressed his holy precept. they spo$e no word. saying! *+ great 2ord God. 'hen by his servant )oses he gave us his holy law. Blessed be the holy name of God. and therefore sent them his holy prophets. Blessed be the holy name of God who &ust punished Cain the fratricide. for thou art my salvation. scribes. 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. Jesus raised his hands to the 2ord God and prayed. and thou shalt not die till everything be fulfilled. ascended the )ount of +lives to pray. (nd in such wise did Jesus spea$ to the people. that # thy servant see$ thee alone. + 2ord. crying mercy. who would not reverence him whom God willeth to be reverenced. first parents of the human race. who punished and reprobated atan and his followers. # $now that the scribes hate me. brethren. and the $onderful "o/fort of the angel Gabriel. how great is thy mercy upon me. who with mercy loo$ed upon his creatures. Jesus. that all wept.be the holy name of God. overwhelmed "haraoh in the :ed ea. chastised the unbelievers and punished the impenitent. thy servant% therefore. for a thousand thousand who dwell above the heaven guard thy garments. + Jesus. who with mercy loo$ed upon the tears of (dam and 9ve. and doctors. Blessed be the holy name of God. scattered the enemies of his people. that they might wal$ in truth and righteousness before him% who delivered his servants from every evil. 'hou $nowest. 2ord. sent the deluge upon the earth.ear not. and gave them this land. ome days having passed.
and they prayed him that he would abide with them% for his words were not as those of the scribes. #hapter 1. for they touched the heart.ill these vessels with water. Jesus answered! *3illingly. among whom is Judas. was found again of the people with e0ceeding great &oy. who sat at the receipt of custom% John and James. rose from the table and paid him reverence.begotten son #shmael. 9ven so therefore shalt thou do. which Jesus offered in sacrifice. 'here were there si0 vessels for water according to the custom of #srael to purify themselves for prayer. who being willing to ma$e sacrifice to God of his only.* 'he servants thereupon bare unto the master of the ceremonies. fishermen% Barnabas. 'he servants answered! *+ sir. + Jesus. not eating anything day nor night. Jesus. turning the $ater into $ine. who rebu$ed the attendants saying! *+ worthless servants why have ye $ept the better wine till now-* . at my word offered in sacrifice a sheep. and chose twelve. praising and blessing God. and it is not lawful to steal it-* 'hereupon the angel Gabriel showed unto him a sheep. seeing that great was the multitude of them that returned to their heart for to wal$ in the law of God. who wrote this. Jesus.or he $new nothing of all that Jesus had done. Jesus descended from the mount. and tempted him in many words. !esus "hooseth t$el'e apostles. who is glorious for ever. for he hath made of water. 3hen the feast of tabernacles was nigh. servant of God. but were with power. went up into the mountain. and fasted forty days and forty nights. to fulfil the word of God. with )atthew the publican. having returned to the region of Jerusalem. but where shall # find the lamb. give to drin$ unto them that are feasting. who was slain upon the cross. and as they were feasting the wine ran short.* Jesus answered! *3hat is that to me.fter the fast of fort% da%s. and the $nife not being able to cut his son. wine. 1is mother accosted Jesus. the angels came and ministered unto Jesus that whereof he had need.* 'he master of the ceremonies thought that the servants were drun$en% but they that were sitting near to Jesus. a certain rich man invited Jesus with his disciples and his mother to a marriage. 'heir names are! (ndrew and "eter his brother. (nd when the forty days were passed he was an hungered. and passed alone by night to the farther side of Jordan. 'o these he always revealed the divine secrets% but the #scariot Judas he made his dispenser of that which was given in alms. and Judas #scariot the traitor. and when day was come he descended from the mountain. but he stole the tenth part of everything. there is here a holy man of God. seeing # have no money. atan having departed. saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God. ma$ing continual supplication to the 2ord for the salvation of his people to whom God had sent him. Jesus therefore went.* 'he servants did so. and abode all night in prayer. a true prophet sent to us from God<* . 'hen appeared atan unto him. mother mine-* 1is mother commanded the servants that whatever Jesus should command them they should obey. Jesus said unto them! *#n the name of God. but Jesus drove him away by the power of words of God.(braham. whom he called apostles. Jesus said! *. sons of =ebedee% 'haddaeus and Judas% Bartholomew and "hilip% James. #hapter 10 )ira"le $rought b% !esus at the /arriage. having seen the whole matter. saying! *'hey have no wine.
3ho shall give us to eat-. that heaven and earth shall fail. and # will build new and greater ones! therefore thou shalt triumph my soul<. blessed are they that mourn this earthly life. who hath mercy upon #srael. blessed are they that eat at the table of God. with the birds. and life everlasting.3hat shall # do. *Blessed are the poor who truly hate the delights of the world. and to have made himself friends with the alms of unrighteous riches of this world% for they bring treasures in the $ingdom of heaven. Doth the pilgrim encumber himself with palaces and fields and other earthly matters upon the way. ?e cannot therefore find rest in the world. and blessed be his holy name. 'here was a rich man whose incomings increased. would ye not give to such a man everything that ye hadBut # say unto you. # pray you. verily. +h. for they shall abound in the delights of the $ingdom of God. and malignity. (nd forasmuch as new wine is put into new vessels. so it is impossible to love God and the world. covetousness. wretched ban< for that night he died. and when he had sat down there his disciples came near unto him% and he opened his mouth and taught them. and many returned to their heart. 'his now should be an e0ample unto you% and if ye desire another e0ample # will give it you. *'ell me. 9ven so # tell you in truth that ye cannot serve God and the world for the world lieth in falsehood. besides women and children. and did not suffer their clothing to wa0 old or perish.onderful tea"hing gi'ing b% !esus to his apostles "on"erning "on'ersion fro/ the e'il life. . 1e ought to have been mindful of the poor. for they shall be comforted. 1ear my words for # spea$ unto you in truth. *?e are &ourneying as pilgrims. even so ought ye to become new men. saying! *Great are the benefits which God bath bestowed on us wherefore it is necessary that we should serve him with truth of heart. *No man can in any wise serve two masters that are at enmity one with the other! for if the one shall love you. for the angels shall minister unto them.'hen his disciples believed on him. 3herefore serve God and despise the world. ye receive it bac$ an hundred. ee then how much ye ought to be content to serve God.3ho shall clothe us-. *>erily. that even as a man cannot see with his eyes the heaven and the earth at one and the same time. if ye should give your money into the ban$ to a publican. if ye will contain the new doctrine that shall come out of my mouth. the other will hate you. saying! *"raised be God.(ssuredly not! but he beareth things light and prized for their usefulness and convenience upon the road. >erily # say unto you. and he said.# will pull down my barns because they are small. which God our 2ord clotheth and nourisheth with greater glory than all the glory of olomon. in order that ye may do all that # tell you. but rather persecution and loss. and visiteth the house of Judah with love. +ne day Jesus called together his disciples and went up on to the mountain. *3eigh not down your hearts with earthly desires. But behold the flowers and the trees. for from me ye shall find rest for your souls. or . But the rich of the world in their prosperity are hungry and perish. that whatsoever ye shall give and shall forsa$e for love of God. they being si0 hundred and forty thousand men. yet shall not fail his mercy unto them that fear him. + my soul. and he should give unto you tenfold and twentyfold.fold. *>erily. >erily # say unto you.* #hapter 11 . 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. saying! . (nd he is able to nourish you. .
or all the prophets. # say unto thee. 2ord God of our fathers. 1is disciples answered! * o be it. God is a good without which there is naught good% God is a being without which there is naught that is% God is a life without which there is naught that liveth% so great that he filleth all and is everywhere. "hilip answered! *3e are content to serve God. unrighteous world.>erily thou art a hidden God. #f then the world shall hate you.. the scribes and doctors have made void the law of God with their false prophecies. But after me shall come the plendour of all the prophets and holy ones. sleepeth not. 1e hath had no beginning. nor companions. what sayest thou. but to everything hath he given a beginning. that are one hundred and forty. and God8s prote"tion sa'ing the/.* 1is disciples wept at these words. that ye may be my disciples. Jesus said! *?e have not chosen me. but to the sense. dieth not. #n short.#hapter 17 6n this "hapter is "learl% per"ei'ed the unbelief of #hristians. in order that they may serve thee with truth of heart.ear . ye shall be truly my disciples% for the world hath been ever an enemy of servants of God. contrary to the prophecies of the true prophets of God! wherefore God is wrath with the house of #srael and with this faithless generation. nor will he ever have an end. and God said to )oses his servant! . wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter. and to everything shall he give an end. 1e hath no father nor mother% he hath no sons. then. "hilip. nor brethren. 1e alone hath no e8ual. . 3hen Jesus had said this. but abideth eternally without human similitude. insomuch that scarcely did poor 9li&ah escape. Jesus answered! *"hilip. that $nowest not God< . 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.#t is surely written in #saiah that God is our father% how. 1e is so good that he loveth goodness only% he is so &ust that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. have mercy upon the temple and upon the holy city.# am that which # am. to $now God. + 2ord God% and loo$ with pity upon (braham and upon his seed.* Jesus answered! * o be it. have spo$en dar$ly. hath he no sons-* Jesus answered! *'here are written in the prophets many parables. therefore he eateth not. and said! *1ave mercy. for that he is incorporeal. moveth not. even as in the time of 9li&ah ten thousand prophets were slain by Jezebel. but we desire. + God. Jesus sighed and said! *1ave mercy on #srael. +h. however. :emember 6the7 holy prophets that have been slain by the world. + 2ord our God<* Jesus said! *>erily # say unto you. immaterial. and give it not into contempt of the nations that they despise not thy holy covenant. whom God hath sent into the world. 1aving said this. and the true faith of )u/in. and shall shed light upon the dar$ness of all that the prophets have said. uncompounded. because he is the messenger of God* (nd having said this. (nd because God hath no body.* #hapter 13 7ere is sho$n forth the perse"ution of the ser'ants of God b% the $orld. and seven thousand sons of prophets who were hidden by the captain of (hab*s host. of the most simple substance.. wal$eth not. but # have chosen you.four thousand. for #saiah the prophet said! .* "hilip answered! *)aster.
who from afar off cried out! *Jesus. Call unto our God that hath created you! and he that is almighty and merciful will heal you. #f ye shall see your words scorned by the world lay it not to heart. Barnabas% for those whom God hath chosen before the creation of the world shall not perish. + brethren-* 'hey all cried out! *Give us health<* Jesus answered! *(h. :ender not evil for evil. "eter answered! *+ teacher. and shall # then become reprobate-* Jesus answered! . Be ye sure that God hateth the pomps and lusts of the world.* 1aving finished his devotions. saying! *. + dust and clay of the earth.. while ta$ing care of the birds< (nd why spea$ # of the birds. :e&oice.* #hapter 19 !esus foretelleth his betra%al. who causeth the sun to come upon the good and evil. Behold God. but rather with water% even so # say unto you that ye shall not overcome evil with evil. and met ten lepers. oought ye to do good to all% for it is written in the law! . for # am perfect. and so he putteth not on any garment that is displeasing to his master. and therefore hate ye the world. and his disciples said! *(men. what shall become of us-* Jesus answered! *>erily ye in the day of &udgment shall sit beside me. behold we have felt all to follow thee. . then. hall God. Behold the sparrows and other birds. but it feareth to be revealed. but yet an holy one of God and a prophet of the 2ord% wherefore pray thou to God. and li$ewise the rain. what thing is this. saying! *+ 2ord. and he will heal us.ear not. Now how much less ought ye to thin$ that God would abandon you. Jesus made his prayers. for # am pure% and be ye perfect. son of David. because in him is not the divine feeling. 3ith tears the lepers answered! *3e $now that thou art man li$e us. ?our garments are your will and your love. then. healeth ten lepers. 2ord God almighty and merciful. and pray God for them that hate you. our 2ord.for # have chosen twelve.not therefore ye. and said unto them! *3hat will ye of me. giving testimony against the twelve tribes of #srael.ire is not e0tinguished with fire.Give us health-. Beware.* 'he disciples were sore grieved at this word% whereupon he who writeth secretly 8uestioned Jesus with tears.* (nd having said this Jesus sighed. . for so do all the worst animals% but render good for evil. not to will or to love a thing that is displeasing to God. saying! *+ master. #s there any man. that the world will greatly fear you if ye shall observe my words. and. and one of them is a devil. for the hairs of your head are numbered so that they shall not perish.(ssuredly not. for thy name is written in the boo$ of life. who careth more for his shoes than for his own son.Be ye holy.* Jesus comforted his disciples. will atan deceive me. des"ending fro/ the /ountain. wretched that ye are. for # your God am holy% be ye pure. Jesus came down from the mountain with his disciples. 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. *Believe me. . have mercy on us<* Jesus called them near to him. because # tell you the truth. 'herefore if one shall give you a blow on one side of the face. have ye so lost your reason for that ye say! .#n your patience ye shall possess your soul. therefore it will hate you and persecute you. >erily # say unto you that the servant studieth to please his master.* (t his words the chosen were comforted. 3hen Jesus had said this.( leaf of a tree falleth not without the will of God.or if it feared not to have its wic$edness revealed it would not hate you. but rather with good. for he who shall hate me is not grieved at my saying.Be not sore grieved. ee ye not me to be a man li$e yourselves. perchance. so be it. wherefore will ye lay it to heart. offer him the other that he may smite it. have more care of the birds than of man. whereof falleth not one feather without the will of God. for whose sa$e he hath created everything.
. departed from them. and recount how much God hath done in thee. 1aving arrived at the city of Nazareth the seamen spread through the city all that Jesus had wrought.* 'he lepers departed and on the way were cleansed. and having embar$ed in a ship sailed to his city of Nazareth% whereupon there was a great tempest in the sea. when Jesus had said this. insomuch that the ship was nigh unto sin$ing. doing reverence unto him. Jesus arose. Jesus went to the sea of Galilee. 3hereupon one of them. and awo$e him. saying! *(nd who is this. are drawing nigh. because no prophet is received in his own country. #n the time of 9li&ah there were many widows in Judaea. (nd having found Jesus he bowed himself. and grant them health. turned himself to the lepers and said! *Go and show yourselves to the priests according to the law of God. said! *+ 9lohim abaoth. have mercy upon them.* 'hen were the citizens enraged and seized him and carried him on to the top of a precipice to cast him down. 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.* 'hen groaned Jesus and prayed to God. saying! *2ord.* 3hereupon Jesus. but he was not sent to be nourished save unto a widow of idon. have mercy upon thy servants. . in order that they may $now that the promises made to (braham and his son. 'hen drew near to him his disciples. whereupon the house where Jesus was. #hapter *1 !esus healeth a de/onia". and the s$ine are "ast into the sea. was surrounded by as many as dwelt in the city. saying! *+ master. seeing that he was healed.* 'he cleansed leper departed. that the sea and the wind obey him-. (nd the scribes and doctors having presented themselves unto him said! *3e have heard how much thou hast wrought in the sea and in Judaea! give us therefore some sign here in thine own country. Jesus answered! *'en have been cleansed% where are the nine-* (nd he said to him that was cleansed! *# am not come to be served. and saying! *>erily thou art an holy one of God* and with than$s he prayed him that he would receive him for servant. suddenly the wind ceased. having said this. #hapter *0 )ira"le on the sea $rought b% !esus. and the sea became calm.* 'hen. )any were the lepers in the time of 9lisha in Judaea% nevertheless only Naaman the yrian was cleansed. for we perish<* 'hey were encompassed with very great fear. saying! *2ord God almighty and merciful. by reason of the great wind that was contrary and the roaring of the sea. with the $ingdom of God. returned to find Jesus. But Jesus wal$ing through the midst of them.* Jesus answered! *'his faithless generation see$ a sign. and !esus de"lares $here the prophet is re"ei'ed. 3herefore the seamen feared. (nd Jesus was sleeping upon the prow of the ship. and raising his eyes to heaven. and he was an #shmaelite.'hereupon the disciples prayed Jesus.fter$ards he healeth the daughter of the #anaanites. and having arrived in his own neighbourhood recounted how much God through Jesus had wrought in him. but it shall not be given them. but to serve! wherefore go to shine home. save thyself.
* 'here were feeding there. 'hen fled into the city they that fed the swine. who was blessing God. saying! *+ holy one of God. why didst thou ma$e such answer to the woman. (ccordingly the men of the city came forth and found Jesus and the man that was healed. (nd lo< a woman of Canaan with her two sons.)any blows and in&uries with little bread. 1aving therefore seen him come with his disciples. go thy way in peace. and recounted all that had been brought to pass by Jesus. and he always showeth to his master a &oyful countenance.#t is necessary that the demon should depart. for the service of his master. + foolish ones. what the dog doth. doth the dog guard the house of his master. But what receiveth he. that hath no reason. and cast them headlong into the sea. #hapter ** )iserable "ondition of the un"ir"u/"ised in that a dog is better than the%. the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters* table. 'he disciples were moved to pity.* 'he demons therefore cried! *3e will come out. and in such wise that no chain could hold him. but permit us to enter into those swine. 'hey answered! * i0 thousand si0 hundred and si0ty. because they were of the un.* (nd this said Jesus by reason of their uncleanness. have pity on them< Behold how much they cry out and weep<* Jesus answered! *# am not sent but unto the people of #srael. about ten thousand swine belonging to the Canaanites. she cried out! *Jesus. and enter into the swine. why art thou come before the time to trouble us-* (nd they prayed him that he would not cast them forth. who had come forth out of her own country to find Jesus. because they were of the uncircumcised people. #s this true-* .* 'hen the woman. si0. with her sons.Jesus went up to Capernaum. circumcised people. went before Jesus. saying! *+ master. who is tormented of the devil< Jesus did not answer even a single word. ye will find my saying to be true. according to the law written in the boo$ of )oses. and he did great harm to the man. and who shall be able to receive them-* Jesus answered! . son of David.* 'hen were the disciples sorrowful. 'he disciples 8uestioned Jesus on that day. have mercy on my daughter.* 3ith a roar the demons entered into the swine. have mercy on me<* Jesus answered! *#t is not good to ta$e the bread from the children*s hands and give it to the dogs.* 'he woman departed. 'hen said Jesus! *3here is your faith. near to the sea. and not #. weeping and saying! *+ son of David. and prayed Jesus that he would depart.#f ye consider. saying! *1ard are these words. 'hereupon Jesus said! *Depart.?ea.* 3hen the disciples heard this they were affrighted. 'he men were filled with fear and prayed Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. great is thy faith. assuredly. 'ell me. thy daughter is freed. 'he woman answered! *+ 2ord. Jesus accordingly departed from them and went up into the parts of 'yre and idon. and as he drew near to the city behold there came out of the tombs one that was possessed of a devil. and returning to her home found her daughter. and e0pose his life against the robber.* 3hereupon all her $insfol$ &oined themselves unto the law of 6God7. Jesus as$ed them how many they were. 'he demons cried out through his mouth.* 3herefore the woman said! *>erily there is none other God than the God of #srael. and said! *+ woman. and then he said! *+ woman. saying that they were dogs-* Jesus answered! *>erily # say unto you that a dog is better than an uncircumcised man.* (nd having raised his hands to heaven he prayed to God.* 'hen was Jesus seized with admiration at the words of the woman. and said! *+ master.
(nd having said this. :emember that which David said to aul $ing of #srael.. +f the clay of the earth created God flesh. 'hen said Jesus! *Consider now how much God hath given to man. for he is deprived of paradise. and da/nation of the un"ir"u/"ised.while thy servant was $eeping thy servant*s floc$ there came the wolf. and ye shall see how unrighteous he is in not observing the covenant of God made with (braham his servant.. *'hen the angel showed him the superfluity of his flesh. * 'he disciples trembled with fear at these words of Jesus. 'he man therefore that feareth God ought to consider what the flesh is. forasmuch as he that hateth his soul in this world shall $eep it in life eternal. with an inbreathing therein. 'his did (dam observe in his sons. Jesus sat nigh unto the mountain which they loo$ed upon. saying! . and into it he breathed the breath of life. saying! *'he spirit in many is ready in the service of God. Jesus spo$e again. so is he bound to observe all that (dam promised with an oath.# have sworn by God to cut it% # will never be a liar<. (nd therefore when the flesh shall hinder the service of God it ought to be spurned li$e clay and trampled on. (nd having bro$en a piece of roc$. circumcise thy fores$in and that of all thy house. the bear.'herefore will thy servant go in the name of the 2ord God of #srael.. *3hat the flesh is at this present its desires ma$e manifest . 'hen said the disciples! *'ell us + master for what reason man must needs be circumcised-. Jesus answered! *2et it suffice you that God hath commanded it to (braham. and where it had its origin. # will cut thee<. against Goliath the "hilistine! . .(braham. (nd his disciples came to his side to listen to his words. and whereto it shall be reduced. # will scatter him from among my people for ever.By God. saying! . by fraud of atan. + master. for with vehemence of spirit he spo$e. and "o'enant of God $ith . and the lion and seized thy servant*s sheep! whereupon thy servant went and slew them. and made this covenant. said David. . 'hen said Jesus! 2eave fear to him that hath not circumcised his fores$in. (nd having said this. 'hen said Jesus! *(dam the first man having eaten. because that idolatry was multiplied up the earth. rescuing the sheep. and will slay this unclean one that blasphemeth the holy people of God.* answered the disciples.'he soul that shall not have his flesh circumcised.braha/. But in the time of (braham there were but few circumcised upon the earth. (nd he answered! . his flesh rebelled against the spirit% whereupon he swore. and from generation to generation came down the obligation of circumcision.that it is a harsh enemy of all good! for it alone desireth sin. saying! . and that he cut off. &ust as every man ta$eth flesh from the flesh of (dam. but the flesh is wea$.)y lord.** #hapter *+ Orgin of #ir"u/"ision. he seized his flesh to cut it with the sharp edge of the stone! whereupon he was rebu$ed by the angel Gabriel. the food forbidden of God in paradise.*'rue it is. (nd what is this uncircumcised one but li$e unto them . 3hereupon God told to (braham the fact concerning circumcision. for this is a covenant between me and thee for ever. (nd hence.
so as not to offend against the law of God given by )oses his servant. and 6that7 for the space of seven years. and the devils carried him to the arms of atan% whereupon. But no one gave them to him% nay.*+ught then man for the sa$e of satisfying one of his enemies to leave off pleasing God. # tell you that there was a rich glutton who paid no heed to aught but gluttony.'hey have )oses and the prophets.Consider ye this. who bear others to the burial. * ee then whether the poor are blessed. clad in goats* s$in. not fearing to spurn the flesh. how many showers drenched him. but only torments for their sins. and so every day held a splendid feast. But if ye will gaze at the sepulchres. *(braham answered! . who upon his fingers may bring me a drop of water to cool my tongue. who fled through desert places of the mountains. his creator. for they are sure not to have any good in the other life.3hoso believeth not )oses and the prophets will not believe even the dead if they should arise. for they build great houses and purchase great revenues and live in pride. Jesus wept.. wherein endured that fierce persecution of the unclean Jezebel< :emember 9lisha. 1aving said this. on.Nay. 'his should suffice for the spurning of the flesh. he lifted up his eyes and from afar saw 2azarus in the arms of (braham. saying! *3oe to those who are servants to their flesh. +nly the dogs had pity on him. 'here stood at his gate a poor man by name 2azarus. and the angels carried him to the arms of (braham our father. >erily # say unto you that they. *'he rich man answered! . and go and serve the false and lying gods. in my house there are three brethren of mine.* said Jesus. *(braham answered! . eating only grass. (h. #t came to pass that the poor man died. to give their flesh for food of worms. 'he rich man also died. saying! . hating the flesh. *who have patience. 'herefore send 2azarus to announce to them how much # am suffering. 'hen cried the rich man! . + wretched they. *'he rich man cried out again. in order that they may repent and not come hither. and send 2azarus. and was fain to have those crumbs that fell from the glutton*s table.. for they lic$ed his wounds. father (braham% but if one dead shall arise they will believe..+ father (braham. + men. o far from it that they live here li$e immortals. *(braham answered! . and do not learn the truth.* #hapter *0 .bread. and only desire that which is necessary. how much cold he endured< (h.* #hapter *9atable e:a/ple ho$ one ought to flee fro/ ban. *:emember 9li&ah. who was full of wounds. (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. which is tormented in this flame. who ate barley. have mercy on me.ueting and feasting. all moc$ed him. let them hear them. and wore the Coarsest raiment. how many days he supped not< (h. undergoing the greatest torment.+ father (braham... ye shall $now what the flesh is. remember that thou receivedst thy good in the other life and 2azarus his evil% wherefore now thou shalt be in torment. were feared with great terror by the $ing and princes. and 2azarus in consolation.
+ master. true are thy words and therefore have we forsa$en all to follow thee. . (nd further he says! Cursed be the son that obeys not his father and his mother. 'ell us. it is written in the 2aw of God in the Boo$ of )oses! 1onour your father. and living we needs must give it its livelihood. carry no wallet. cast away your purse. and thou shalt live always with God. discovered a treasure in a field that was to be sold for five pieces of money. 'hen Jesus said! . and the bridle is put on him that he may wal$ at thy will. and ho$ one ought to li'e in the $orld..nd in this "hapter is "ontained the $onderful "ontention of .. and he will provide for your need. for that there is enmity between there cities. *(nd be not offended at my words. but have thought to do the will of God. God commanded that such a disobedient son should be stoned by the wrath of the people before the gate of the city. no sandals on your feet% and do not thin$. for David the prophet did the same thing. @nderstand ye-* *?ea..1e who would not believe this is mad. *Now tell me. + Barnabas. (nd much as it amasseth.or he that hath Jerusalem for his native country buildeth not houses in amaria. . insomuch that nothing shall be lac$ing unto you.'here was a man on a &ourney who. "eter answered! .7o$ one ought to despise the flesh. Jesus replied! . he is tied up that he may not annoy any one. and beaten when he is not obedient! so do thou. answered the disciples. as he was wal$ing. and his own life.'ell us. but all would be in common. #hapter *1 7o$ one ought to lo'e God. saying! . he is $ept in a poor place.>erily # say unto you. such is not worthy to be loved of God. sold his cloa$ to buy that field. then.?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.. that the amassing much in this life giveth sure witness of not having anything to receive in the other. that if the world had but a sound mind no one would amass anything for himself. 'he disciples answered! . for the fleshly repose of others doth it amass the same. and thou shalt live securely. and children and wife for love of God.* Jesus answered! */eep thy flesh li$e a horse. . *>erily # say unto you.. #s that credible-. 'hereupon Jesus said! . how can one love God with true love. traightway the man.+ master.or he that loves God has God for his own% and whoever has God has everything. "eter answered! . saying! . 63hy7 do you bid us to hate father and mother-.3hat shall happen to us -. But in this is $nown its madness. .braha/ $ith his father. when he $new this. . that you may live long upon the earth.or unto a horse food is given by measure.# am as an horse before thee! and am always by thee. 'herefore let one single robe suffice for you.'ruly # say to you that he who shall not hate his father and his mother. or he who desireth much. as he confesseth . then how we ought to hate our flesh! for to $ill oneself is not lawful. and labour without measure. whether is poorer he who is content with little. 'hen said he who writeth! *+ master. that the more it amasseth the more it desireth.
. when you have made so many gods.or this reason7 there was enmity between them. said the old man. ?es.. father. who has sent me to the 1ouse of #srael.and leave me to ma$e this god 8uic$ly. e0cept that the father of (braham was an image. 'he father was beside himself. . how can it be that man should ma$e the gods. (braham answered! .. Did not God say to (braham! Go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred. (nd if.. why have you not given me children-** 1is father replied! *#t is true. 'herefore # say to you that all that which you possess God has bestowed it upon you! and so..(ssuredly. . and his God will help him. father.. said (braham. . what shall # do if # serve one god and another 6god7 wishes me evil because # do not serve him. answered the old man.and why-. how is it that. that God helps man to ma$e man. 'he old man answered! . 1is father said! . said he. "eter answered! . .Because.(braham was seven years old when he began to see$ God. if you were a man # could $ill you<.(nd so. they have peace among themselves-. and my father made me..ather. what is more precious.is of palm wood. and said! .Jesus replied! . that one is of olive. and chased him from the house.'hen how do they give breath.'hey have.6.#t is certain that he will slay me also. . and you. and yet never have # seen that one god has smitten another god. and so war will arise among the gods.# should li$e to $now who made the first God. then. if the gods help to ma$e man.ather.9very word of mine is true. # would brea$ your head with this a0e! But hold your peace. that you cut him as you will.( fine god. But tell me. was the world for some time without men-. that these are not God. (nd then at that moment he was ma$ing an idol.* (braham answered! *1ow many gods are there.Now go out of my house<. . o one day he said to his father! *.. hearing his son spea$ so% the son went on! .3hy did God say this.. (braham said! . .. answered! . but one man one. #hapter *7 . (braham answered! . it lac$s but breath<. 'he old man. 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. what made man-* 'he foolish father answered! *)an 6made man7% for # made you.. (nd assuredly all men do not serve one god. he gave blows and $ic$s to (braham. truly.3hen your father and your mother with every other thing is a stumbling bloc$ to you in the service of God.#t is certain. the gift or the giver. abandon them as enemies. father-* 'he old man replied! *'hey are infinite in number. father. saying! .#n any case discord will come between them. in the great temple there are a thousand gods with the great god Baal% and # am now near seventy years old. mad fellow. perhaps. and he defends not himself<.?our words are true. laughing. what shall # do. the gods are without breath. o.(nd if the gods are made of wood. it is not so% for # have heard an old man weeping and saying! *+ my God.* 'hen (braham said! *+ father.ma$er. say that it is not.(nd being without life. and you $now not what the gods are li$e<. that little one is of ivory! see how fine it is< Does it not seem as though it were alive.ather. 'he old man was wroth at these words. the god that wills me evil shall slay my own god. my son. every day # ma$e a god. when you are hungry you desire bread and not words. for no god ma$es war upon another god% no.ool. 'hen said (braham! .'his.. By my gods. Jesus replied! . and spea$ no words to me% for. which # sell to others to buy bread. (nd having said this.ather. and another. who made and worshipped false gods.#f you were of age to understand. what be the gods li$e-.+ son. # pray you tell us how (braham moc$ed his father. have no fear. it is a great sin to burn wood.. how give they life. such that the father wished to burn his son.(ll the world says that it is a god. 'hen the old man was angry.. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. because you have not understanding<. the gods have not helped you to ma$e so many other children that you should become the most powerful man in the world-. but God*s.+ father. because it is not mine. my son.* (braham answered! *. (braham answered! .
. (braham answered! .. 'here ran together there about ten thousand men.?ou are foolish< hall then a man slay God. they cried out with lamentation! . (nd he recounted to them all that had passed between him and his son. who. through being old and composed of pieces. (braham answered with guile! . every li$e loves his li$e. 'he disciples laughed over the madness of the old man.#t has been this traitor of a son of mine. 'hey answered! . o they laid hold on him. 'herefore. Jesus said! . and stood amazed at the prudence of (braham.'omorrow is the festival of all the gods% therefore we shall go to the great temple and bear a present to my god.#t is the great God that has slain them. 'hen Jesus said. cried out! . the priests closed the temple and went away. 3hereupon. and put fire underneath. if you were not mad you would not laugh at madness. 'hen Jesus said! .. and having arrived at the temple. seen by certain men. and burned about two thousand men of those who had condemned (braham to death. his father said to him! . who has slain our gods< for this a0e is mine.. 'hen (braham too$ the a0e and cut off the feet of all the idols.Come 8uic$ly.'ruly # say to you. without seeing who carried him% and thus (braham escaped death.3e laughed over the madness of the old man. 1is father. going forth from the temple. 'hereupon.3illingly.. e0cept the great god Baal. But (braham bare beneath his tunic an a0e hidden. fell in pieces.)y God have mercy on us. with the priests. and further. Jesus answered! .?ou have forgotten the words of the prophet. and therein finds pleasure. believed that (braham had gone home before him.braha/. and recognizing the a0e wherewith (braham had bro$en in pieces the idols. ee you not that a0e which he has near his feet. *2o< God. for you are of age to have a god. and 8uestioned (braham of the reason why he had destroyed their gods. 'he fire blazed up with great fury. (braham having come to the age of twelve years. and having bound (braham*s hands and feet put him upon the wood. (braham truly found himself free. 'hen arrived there the father of (braham. how came it to pass that (braham*s father wished to burn his son-.6n this "hapter is "learl% seen ho$ i/proper is laughter in /en& also the pruden"e of . being carried by the angel of God near to the house of his father. when he departed. who suspected him of having gone to thieve something from the temple.#n the time of )oses. because this life passes in miseries. 'he disciples answered! . + my father. and let us slay him who has slain our gods<. amid the ruins which the statues made. (t its feet he placed the a0e.Certain it is that he desires no fellows..Beware that in anywise you laugh not at any one. $now you not that for laughing and moc$ing at others God turned into hideous beasts many men of 9gypt. (nd so betimes in the morning they went before every one else to the temple.+ne day. who says! "resent laughter is a herald of weeping to come. wherefore he did not stay to see$ him. #hapter *3 3hen every one had departed from the temple. when they saw their gods so bro$en in pieces. having entered into the temple. 'hen said "hilip! . (ccordingly the men collected a great 8uantity of wood. commanded the fire that it should not burn (braham his servant. for you shall surely weep 6for it7. ?ou shall not go where is laughter. + men. (braham. for they. great Baal. as the crowd increased (braham hid himself behind an idol in a dar$ part of the temple. (nd you shall choose for yourself a god. mindful of the many discourses of (braham against their gods. But Jesus reproved them. ...+ master.. through his angel. but sit where they weep. o be it.. saying! .
3hereupon.1ow shall your servant who is dust and ashes hear$en to you<..1aving arrived near to the house of his father. 1e heard himself called with a gentle voice! . how (braham came to 6have7 the $nowledge of God. Jesus lifted up his hands. *(braham. and washed himself in the fount. what must # do to have eternal life-. turning round and not seeing any one on any side.Great is the mercy of God upon whoever loves him.. 3hen (braham had washed himself.1ow is it written in the 2aw-.ear not. 'he voice answered! .(braham<. and ma$e whole% # slay.. for God wishes to spea$ with you. saying! .. saying! .Go to that fount and wash yourself...Go up that mountain. 'hen he heard 6the voice7 say! . a feast of our nation ..# am the angel of God. he heard himself called by name. (braham. hesaid! . and give life% # lead down to hell.. for # have chosen you as my servant.. (braham answered! . and no. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$. + God.. Jesus answered! .)aster. (braham. 'he tempter answered. and come to dwell in the land which # will give to you and to your seed. (braham feared to go into the house% so he removed 6himself7 some distance from the house and sat under a palm tree.Do not fear. # stri$e down. (braham ascended the mountain as the angel 6had instructed him7.1ow should # wash myself-.# am sure # heard myself called by name. + (braham. and # will bless you and ma$e you increase into a great people. the angel said! . #hapter +0 Jesus went to Jerusalem. 'hen the angel appeared to him as a beautiful youth. :emaining thus in suspense. 'hen God spo$e.3hen will the God of the angels spea$ to me-. and your neighbour as yourself. he heard himself called by name. 'he angel answered! .'o you be honour and glory.3hat should # do 6so as7 to serve the God of the angels and holy prophets-.. but rise up. (braham was filled with fear% but the angel comforted him.2ove the 2ord your God. 1e answered! . and there is none other god but me. the moon. 'hen. 1e said to him! ..one is able to deliver himself out of my hands. Jesus answered! . # say.#hapter *9 'hen "hilip said! . where. he thought that they had been God. ?ou shall love your God above all things. . you were chosen 6by7 the God of the angels and prophets such that you are written in the Boo$ of 2ife. 'hen said (braham! . and you shall have eternal life. + master. .Do the same as this. he said!. . saying! . + (braham.# am your God. saying! . since he ma$es man.'here must be a God who has life and power more than man.(nd who is my neighbour-.(braham<. (nd having said this. near to the enofegia. saying! .. two other times in a similar manner. (braham answered him! .# am God alone.# will do everything. for you are friend of God 3hen you bro$e in pieces the gods of men.3ho calls me-.. with all your heart and your mind.(braham<. . bent his face to earth.. saying! . and # bring out thereof. he said! . (braham answered! . and man without God could not ma$e man.3hat calls me-. being by himself. and having sat down upon his $nees he said to himself! . and your neighbour. 'ell us. 'hen God gave him the covenant of circumcision% and so our father (braham $new God. 'herefore go forth from the house of your father and of your $indred.#t must be 6necessarily7 that God does not move and that clouds do not hide him 6as they hide the planets7% otherwise men would be reduced to nothing. there came to him a doctor. Jesus answered! . But after considering their variableness with their movements. Gabriel. filled with fear. o be it<. saying! . 2ord% but guard me 6so7 that no other god may harm me. for God wilshes to spea$ to you there. 'hen said God! . 'he scribes and "harisees having perceived this.. (nd so. and the sun.?ou have answered well! therefore go and do you so. 'hereupon. loo$ing round upon the stars.
he said! . lifting up his eyes! .None shall eat of my bread that does not worship the God of #srael. is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar-. his son received his health.?esterday..'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you<. to ma$e prayer over your son. #t chanced that there passed 6also7 a amaritan. a city rebuilt under a curse. without saying a word.that which is Caesar*s to Caesar.1e who showed mercy. having arrived in the evening at the inn. he set him upon his own horse.Be of good cheer. and said! .3ait for me. who.'ell me. the heat departed from him.( man was going down from Jerusalem to go to Jericho. should come to my house.'he 2ord God of #srael have mercy on you. said Jesus.which of these was the neighbour-.. 'he man answered! .. #hapter +1 'hen drew near to Jesus the priests. waited for him in the house. 'hen they departed in confusion. passed on without greeting him. and too$ the wounded man and washed his wounds with wine.. Jesus came thither with his disciples. 'he centurion went his way. for he has more faith than all that # have found in #srael. .. . saying! . has granted health to your son. a prophet of God. Jesus turned himself to the priests. the disciples sat down to table without washing their hands. 'he doctor answered! . #t chanced that a priest passed by that place.2ord... 'he centurion answered! ..Go in peace... and he. saying! . Jesus turned round to Judas. 'hen Jesus said! . 'he man was departing% and Jesus said! . and # will pay you all.)aster..2ord. for the great faith that he has given you.'a$e care of this man. (nd having presented four gold pieces to the sic$ man for the host.. 'his man on the road was seized by robbers. he gave him into the charge of the host.Caesar.(t what hour did the fever leave him-. sufficient to me is the word that you have spo$en for the healing of my son% for your God has made you lord over every sic$ness. and turning to the crowd.'his penny has an image! tell me. 'herefore said he! . wounded and stripped% whereupon they departed. 'he man $new that when Jesus said! . saying! . 'hey answered! . #n li$e manner passed a 2evite.(nd # as$ you.s.1ave you any money-. he said! . in order to tempt him. he bra$e in pieces all his own gods. (nd when he had risen on the morrow. Jesus answered! .'here is only the God of #srael. leaving him half dead. to tempt him. for what cause have you annulled the precept of God to observe your traditions. 3hereupon. who announced to him how his son was healed. my son is sic$% have mercy on my old age<. said Jesus.Give therefore.. and that which is God*s give it to God. A3hereupon the man believed in our God. (nd ta$ing a penny in his hand. 'hey said! . and anointed them with ointment.. for # will come to your house.Jesus answered. seeing the wounded man. 3hereupon. # am not worthy that you. and on the road he met his servants. because God.Behold this stranger. was moved to compassion. at the si0th hour.?ou have answered rightly% therefore go and do you li$ewise. (nd turning to the centurion. and said to them! . and binding up his wounds for him and comforting him.?ou say to the sons of poor fathers! . #hapter +* +ne s$illed in the 2aw invited Jesus to supper.. 'he doctor departed in confusion. and alighted from his horse. 'hen Jesus marvelled greatly. he said! . (nd behold there drew near a centurion. the true and living God. he said! . even as his angel said to me in my sleep.. . and many scribes. and having entered into his house.+ffer and ma$e vows to the 'emple. seeing the wounded man. Jesus answered! . and said! . whose image is it-.3herefore do not your disciples observe the traditions of our elders. . for # will speedily return and conduct you to my own home. .. 'he scribes called Jesus. in not washing their hands before they eat bread-.
*?ou scribes and doctors lay upon the shoulders of others weights of unbearable weight.. 3hich thing from custom was transformed into a law. 1ypocrites< you do this to fill your purse. 'hen answered all the scribes in wrath! . and set it up in the mar$et. to honour it.. and in a short time the offerings were changed into money and food.'his money is consecrated to God. his son for his own consolation.?ou shall love the 2ord your God with all your soul. by which you will not go. (nd when their fathers wish to ta$e money. in such wise that it is necessary to build it up anew! but if every other part give way it can be repaired.. (nd so the fornicator has for his image the harlot. which is the greatest sin-. when the father was dead. and the abundance of paradise is with me. 'hen said he who had invited him! . 'ruly # say to you.. that idolatry is the greatest sin. (nd he made a decree that every one who approached that statue within a space of fifteen cubits should be safe.)aster. #hapter ++ 'hen Jesus said! . +h miserable ones< for to others you show the most clear way. but you yourselves the while are not willing to move them with one of your fingers. but will come out of the man.. the precept says not . insomuch that they called it god. that to eat bread with unclean hands defiles not a man.% whereby the fathers suffer.'ruly all that which a man loves. + false scribes. and with all your mind.#t is true. for God eats not. and no one any account should do him hurt.. seeing that all things are in my hands.Disobedience will not enter into the man. saying! . #s this true-. if not the usage of the elders. said one of the scribes! . and follow the traditions of their elders. insomuch that the idol of Baal spread through all the world% and how much does God lament this by the prophet #saiah. but that which comes out of the man defiles the man. and so you have done us wrong.'ruly this people worships me in vain. and with all your heart.. began to offer to the statue roses and flowers.(nd so we are idolaters-.?ou shall worship. Jesus answered! . and offer to me your vows% for if # should be hungry # will not as$ aught of you. 1ence the malefactors. 9ven so then say # to you. and said! . for which he leaves everything else but that. and conse8uently of God% so that he can have no . and therefore you tithe rue and mint. hypocrites.#f the foundation give way. or other unclean meats. whose name was Baal.or there was a $ing who e0ceedingly loved his father.. the sons cry out! .(nd they ma$e vows of that little wherewith they ought to support their fathers. by reason of the benefit they received therefrom.place of the city. . the glutton and drun$ard has for image his own flesh. when Jesus with his finger pointed to the foundation. from his heart% and therefore will he be defiled when he shall eat forbidden food. for they have annulled my 2aw given to them by my servant )oses. that every evil has entered into the world under the prete0t of the elders. immediately the house falls in ruin. 'ell me. 'hereupon. and the covetous has for his image silver and gold. because it deprives a man entirely of faith. Jesus answered! .#f # shall eat por$.# $now well that in #srael today there are not statues of wood% but there are statues of flesh.)aster. you have spo$en much against idolatry as though the people of #srael had idols. said Jesus. 'ruly # say to you.'ruly # say to you. Jesus answered! . will they not defile my conscience-.(ssuredly not. because that which enters into the man defiles not the man. but . and so li$ewise every other sinner. does God use this money. 'hen said one of the doctors! . 9very one was silent. 3hereupon.3hich is the greatest ruin of a house-. answered every one.:ender to me the sacrifice of praise. Jesus answered! . as he says by his servant David the prophet! hall # then eat the flesh of bulls and drin$ the blood of sheep. who made idolatry to enter into the world. caused to be made an image li$e to his father. is his god.
(nd having said this.1ow are you fallen from heaven. in order that he who invited you may come and say! . but found it not. #hapter +'here stood before the door one who had his right hand shrun$en in such fashion that he could not use it. + 2ucifer. reproaching him with these words! . (fterwards said Jesus! .(rise. +h. and when they had worshipped it. stretch out your infirm hand< . and you shall see how grave is this sin. he would always weep here on earth and account himself most mean. (nd having eaten somewhat.#n order that you may $now that my words are true.. for they perceived that it could not in any wise be assailed. nor shall you ma$e it of those things which are above the earth. craving mercy of God. :emember how. to whom God has given the sword to destroy ini8uities. . beyond every other thing.3hen you are invited. God said.?ou shall not ma$e to yourself any image of those things which are in heaven nor of those things which are under the heaven. 3hereupon Jesus. having lift up his heart to God. . that if a man $new his miseries. nor of those which are under the water. terrible &udgment of God upon the idolaters<. . remember not to set yourself in the highest place. *'ruly # say to you. 1e stretched it out whole.. and he that humbles himself shall be e0alted. *'ruly # say to you. .or no other cause did the first man with his wife weep for a hundred years without ceasing. insomuch that the people gave than$s to God blessing his holy name. above<. as if it had never had anything wrong with it. 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. who will ta$e vengeance for this sin upon the fathers and upon their children even to the fourth generation. (nd li$e "haraoh they hardened their heart! wherefore they sought occasion to slay him. But go and sit in the meanest place. were $indled with greater hatred. # say. friend. that were the beauty of the angels.or then shall you have great honour! for every one that e0alts himself shall be humbled.or on account of such is God wroth with the princes and $ings of the earth. that atan became not reprobate for any other sin than for his pride. with the miracle he had wrought. prayed. . nor of those which are under the earth% nor of those which are above the water. when our people had made the calf. and come and sit here.(rise and sit lower down<* which were a shame to you. But the scribes and priests. (ll stood amazed at the spea$ing of Jesus. .:emember that which God spo$e and which )oses and Joshua wrote in the 2aw.spiritual affection.or they $new truly where they had fallen through their pride.or # am your God. and did shine li$e the dawn! truly to earth is fallen your pride<... 'hen with fear of God they began to eat. Jesus said again! . spea$ing to #srael! . having understood that he spo$e against the traditions of the elders. But every other sin leaves to man the hope of obtaining mercy! and therefore # say that idolatry is the greatest sin. . 'hen Jesus continued! . 9ven as says the prophet #saiah%. strong and &ealous. Jesus gave than$s% and that day it was published through Jerusalem how great things Jesus had said. that it were better to burn a city than to leave an evil custom. in order that if a greater friend of the host come the host say not to you! .#n the name of God. and then said! .'ruly # say to you.
with them that were of his mind. 'herefore are they corrupt and become abominable. 'hen Jesus said! . and having left it for twenty. before his fall. he instigated the angels. 'hen said God to the followers of atan! . )a$e prayer unceasingly. and his followers became hideous% because for their rebellion God too$ away from them the beauty wherewith he had endued them in creating them. # say. who was as it were priest and head of the angels. that he who ma$es not prayer is more wic$ed than atan. saying! . lifting their heads. said! . but # am content thereat. they saw how terrible a monster atan %had become. and he who as$s receives. give me your heart. so that therefore now man has the navel in his belly. (nd in his departing atan spat up that mass of earth.. and because he always tempts man to do evil. and his followers. as God lives.+ my servant. 3hereat the holy angels. the hypocrites ma$e much . 'herefore. and the )essenger of God. atan became horrid and of fearsome loo$. lives carelessly without any fear. tell us how atan fell through pride. for # have no mercy on you. 3herefore consider that we are spirit.2oo$ you.'ruly # say to you. 'hen said God! . #hapter +1 'he disciples stood in great amazement at the rebellion of the angels.Calf him not 2ord. being indignant. by the great understanding that he possessed. your creator. and recognize me as God. for we have understood that he fell through disobedience. there is no God... albeit he have infinite e0amples of the &ustice of God. for you are 2ord. for that you are not &ust% but atan is &ust.2et each one that holds me for his lord straightway do reverence to this earth. one day God shall will that this earth be revered by us.3e repent of having done you any reverence. $new that God of that mass of earth was to ta$e one hundred and forty and four thousand signed with the mar$ of prophecy. and therefore it is not fitting so to do.+ master. because # desire to annul all that you shall do. and therefore it is not &ust that we should do reverence to this clay%.'he fool has said in his heart. when.God having created a mass of earth. 1aving said this.. we are spirit. and that spittle the angel Gabriel lifted up with some earth. 'hen said atan! . cast down their face to earth in fear.or he who see$s finds. + my disciples* *in order that you may receive.. )any therefore forsoo$ God. 'hey answered! .five thousand years without doing aught else% atan. and went to the desert beyond Jordan! and his disciples that were seated round him said to Jesus! . 3hereupon said God. + you cursed. (nd in your prayer do not loo$ to much spea$ing.#hapter +0 Jesus departed from Jerusalem... nor did God so much as send him any prophet to invite him to repentance! but man now that all the prophets are come e0cept the )essenger of God who shall come after me.+ 2ord.. 'hey that loved God bowed themselves.Depart from me. but atan. 9ven as of such spo$e the prophet David%! . and shall suffer greater torments. and he who $noc$s to him it is opened. 'ruly # say to you. + 2ucifer%. without one of them doing good. the soul of which messenger he had created si0ty thousand years before aught else%.. one day when all the angels were assembled! . no e0ample of fearing. Jesus answered! .. as though there were no God. because so God wills. you have un&ustly made me hideous.+ 2ord.:epent you. Because atan had. (nd the other devils said! . for God loo$s on the heart% as he said through olomon%! . . and that # may prepare his way and man.
that very few ma$e true prayer. your will be done always. *'ruly # say to you.2ord. what ought man to do in order to spea$ with God. hallowed be your holy name. and before him spea$ well of "ilate the governor. whom he hates to the death. ta$e away your thoughts from my eyes. saying! . (nd furthermore # say to you.. that all the water of the sea will not wash him who with his heart loves ini8uities. Jesus answered! . as God lives.9ven so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say! . (s God lives.prayer in every part of the city in order to be seen and held for saints by the multitude! but their heart is full of wic$edness. for you are alone our God. e0cept he first have made up his mind to whom he is going. your $ingdom come in us. with these words! .orgive me.. # have not come to destroy it.3ash you and be clean. no one that brea$s one least precept can be pleasing to God. Now tell me! who would go to spea$ to the :oman governor to 1erod..* and with his hands should stri$e you a blow. whereof he has not repented. in sooth. . and suffer us not to fall into temptations. )oreover # say to you. . #f one. 1e turns his bac$ to God and his face to atan. ?et no less does the man who goes to ma$e prayer and prepares not himself. but rather to observe it.'ruly # say to you. because God wills not those who honour him with their lips! who in the 'emple as$ 6with7 their lips for mercy. (nd let your words be these! . for he shall have no part there. because with their lips they honour me. #hapter +3 'hen answered John! ..Consider what you would do if the :oman governor seized you to put you to death.Do you thin$ that # have come to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. as we forgive them that sin against us. *Believe me.or in his heart is the love of ini8uity. #hapter +7 'he disciples wept at the *words of Jesus and besought him.(ssuredly none. but will burden his soul with sin li$e to idolatry. but deliver us from evil.. and what he is going to do. Now who would go to spea$ to 1erod with his bac$ towards him. should with his lips say to you. saying! . that one syllable of the 2aw of God cannot be bro$en without the. and therefore atan has power over them..+ 2ord our God. that he that goes to ma$e prayer without consideration moc$s God. #t is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it. and as it is done in heaven so be it done in earth% give us the bread for every day. and spea$s well of him. that no one will ma$e prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed. how would you forgive him. and forgive us our sins. 9ven as he says to #saiah the prophet. that if man should ma$e prayer to God as is fitting. but shall be least in the $ingdom of God. to whom pertains glory and honour for ever. have mercy on us. and as$ of him mercy for his sins. gravest sin. in whose presence my soul stands. 'ruly # say to you. But # do you to wit that it is necessary to observe that which God says by #saiah the prophet. teach us to ma$e prayer. while than$ing him for all that he has given him'ruly # say to you.)aster let us wash ourselves as God commanded by )oses.or every prophet has observed the 2aw of God and all that God by the other prophets has spo$en. :emember ..2ord. he would obtain all that he should as$.'a$e away this people that is ir$some to me. and with their heart love ini8uity and thin$ on fresh sins. A Jesus said! . and their heart cries out for &ustice. but their heart is far from me. (nd if man does so in order to spea$ with man. . and therefore they do not mean that which they as$.(ssuredly none. and that same do you when you go to ma$e prayer. having in&ured you.
1e set the twain of them as lords of "aradise. A +f that rib made he 9ve. . # pray you. who made the fire to rain from heaven. saw in the air a writing that shone li$e the sun%. and too$ a rib from near his heart.nail of the right hand it said! . filling the place with flesh. Jesus answered! . :emember Joshua. who smote with fear the innumerable host of the "hilistines% . thing. for whom # have created all things% who shall give light to the world when he shall come% whose soul was set in a celestial splendour %si0ty thousand years before # made any. and he adorned the world with all that it has.#t is not well that he should remain alone. But those men truly did not see$ their own in their matters. having sprung upon his feet. God created everything that lives. both of the animals that fly and of them that wal$ and swim.3hen God has e0pelled atan.)oses the servant of God. . what means the message of these words! . 3herefore he made him to sleep. and they fled. which Gabriel had ta$en up from the mass% and raised up the dog.. that you have deigned to create me% but tell me. grant me this writing upon the nails of the fingers of my hands. and shall be my )essenger. and there drowned "haraoh and his host. for you shall become unclean. God said! .. to whom he said! . and said! . # tell you that you are the first man whom # have created. #hapter +9 'hen said John! . 'hen God gave to the first man upon his thumbs that writing% upon the thumb. who shall come into the world many years hence. (dam besought God.. and nails on his feet 6that7 .# than$ you. and gave her to (dam for his wife. 3hereupon (dam opened his mouth and said! . 'he horses aroused themselves and impetuously set themselves to run over that piece of earth which lay among lilies and roses%. eeing the man alone..Blessed be your holy name. and you shall suffer great miseries. amuel. +ne day atan approached to the gates of paradise. and the angel Gabriel had purified that mass of earth whereon atan spat. *'hen said God! .'here is only one God%. which 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. who by prayer obtained all that they as$ed.Be you welcome.3ell have you spo$en.. who made the sun stand still. (nd he whom you have seen 6mentioned7 is your son.'here is only one God. + 2ord my God. 9li&ah. while all the holy angels sang! . + God our 2ord. and rubbed his eyes..)uhammad is )essenger %of God.Blessed be that day when you shall come to the world..2ord.. but sought only God and his honour.Behold # give to you every fruit to eat. filled the horses with fear. opened the :ed ea. and )uhammad is the )essenger of God. bar$ing. and so many other holy prophets.(dam. whereof he said! . ?ou to remain here. but shall drive you forth. seeing the horses eating grass. and upon the thumb. 'hen with fatherly affection the first man $issed those words. and... but we lac$ to $now how man sinned through pride. insomuch that # shall not suffer. 'hen God gave his soul to man. saying! . 9lisha raised a dead man.)uhammad is )essenger of God.Beware that in no wise you eat of these fruits.nail of the left it said! . who. e0cept the apples and the corn. 3hereupon God gave spirit to that unclean portion of earth upon which lay the spittle of atan. + master.. who with his prayer scourged 9gypt. 1ave there been other men before me-. and so he drew near to the gate of paradise where a horrid serpent with legs li$e a camel. #hapter -0 3hen atan had $nowledge of this he became mad with indignation. + my servant (dam.
stood on guard. and so 6when7 you enter into paradise 6you7 shall place me near to those two lumps of clay that are newly wal$ing upon the earth. and so # ate 6the fruit7.* (nd having called the serpent. *?ou are great! therefore. and when outside cut off his legs! for if he wants to wal$. God called the angel )ichael. God appeared to them.* 'hen the serpent did so.* 'hen God said to the woman! *3hy did you give 6this7 food to your husband-* 9ve answered! * atan deceived me. unless you have eaten the fruit 6that ma$es you7 unclean. and to earth you return. 'he enemy said to him! *2et me to enter into paradise. was sleeping. open your mouth.irst drive this wic$ed serpent forth from paradise. 3hen midday was passed. 6'his is7 why he has said this 6to you7% in order that you may not become e8ual to him.* '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 $eep guard over a lump of clay. her husband. cursed be the earth in your wor$s% it shall bring forth brambles and thorns for you. :emember that you are earth. # hid myself from your presence because my wife and # are na$ed.* *(nd how did that reprobate enter into 6the garden7-* said God. and so you shall go and stay at your pleasure. and will not be able to abide 6any7 longer in paradise-* (dam answered! *+ 2ord. for (dam. and # will enter into your belly. 9ve answered! *( serpent that stands at the northern gate brought him near to me.* atan answered! *1e does not spea$ the truth< ?ou must $now that God is wic$ed and envious. atan presented himself before the woman li$e a beauteous angel. being ashamed. and you shall bear children with travail. but $eeps every one as a slave. which is man< #f you bring me into paradise # will ma$e you so terrible that every one shall flee you. and you shall eat bread by the sweat of your face.* 'hen 9ve too$ and ate of those 6fruits7. where every man has the mar$. he remembered the words of God. because you shall be e8ual to God. and placed atan near 9ve. 6and7 said! *. he put his hand into his throat. and gave the food to your husband. and. and said to her! *3hy do you not eat of those apples and corn-* 9ve answered! *+ur God has said to us that 6if we7 eat 6them7 we shall be unclean. wishing to stop the food.* (fterwards God called . as the food was going down. he must trail his body upon the earth. and so we are ashamed to present ourselves before you. and you shall not remain sub&ect to others but li$e God you shall $now good and evil.* 'hen God said! *(nd who has robbed you of your innocence. where are you-* 1e answered! *2ord. who holds the sword of God. who shall $eep you as a slave. #hapter -1 'hen both of them $new that they were na$ed.* 'hen God said to (dam! *Because you have 6listened to7 your wife and have eaten the fruit. and he will drive us from paradise.* (nd he spo$e to 9ve. the wife whom you have given me 6urged7 me to eat 6it7 and so # have eaten it. saying! *(nd you who did 6listen7 to atan. But if you and your companion do according to my counsel. and suffers no e8uals. But.cut li$e a razor on every side. and you shall do whatever you please. shall abide under the dominion of man.* 'hen the serpent said! *(nd how shall # set you within 6paradise7-* atan said. and. saying! *(dam. and called (dam. you shall eat of those fruits as 6you eat7 of the other 6fruits7. and when her husband awo$e she told 6him everything7 that atan had said% and he too$ and ate the fruit 6when7 his wife offered them to him. they too$ fig leaves and made a clothing for their secret parts.
'herefore said Jesus to him! . who were both weeping! *Go forth from paradise. for the chiefs of the priests too$ counsel among themselves to catch him in his tal$.# am a voice that cries through all Judea. who said! .. (dam.No. Jesus departed and went to the mount 'abor. and do penance. with him who writes this. saw written above the gate. in going forth from their body shall enter through your mouth.* atan then gave a horrible roar. from my presence<* 'hen atan departed. 'he 2evites and scribes departed in confusion. Jesus answered! . and he said to him! *Because you.* God hid himself 6from (dam and 9ve7.... 6of which7 they shall be truly penitent and shall serve me .. that you come 8uic$ly and draw us out of misery. 'here is only one God..or # am not worthy to unloose the ties of the hosen or the ratchets of the shoes of the )essenger of God whom you call .3ho are you-. (nd having said this. reprobate. 'hey said! . and $now not what you say.. have deceived 6(dam and 9ve7 and have made them unclean. the one by despising man.* (nd thus. + my son. 3hereupon there shone a great light above him.1e has the devil on his bac$ who recounts all to him. and the angel )ichael drove them forth from paradise. and said the truth! . and cries! . .. 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. #hapter -* 'hen the disciples wept after this discourse. and there ascended with him "eter %and James %and John %his brother. one for you and one for )oses and the other for 9li&ah. and recounted all to the chiefs of the priests."repare you the way for the messenger of the 2ord. for there be that are with us and there be that are against us.. Jesus confessed. 'hen said they! ..#f you be not the )essiah nor 9li&ah. 'hen Jesus said! .# am not the )essiah. # will ma$e me that which # shall be able<* 'hen said God! *Depart.. for it is necessary that # should suffer many persecutions. saying! .. even as it is written in 9saias%. so that his faith shall have no end. who came laughing. and his garments became white li$e snow and his face glistened as the sun%. and God said to (dam 6and7 9ve. . # will that every uncleanness 6from7 them and 6from7 all their children . But fear not. 'herefore. if you will. wherefore do you preach new doctrine. "eter spo$e.'herefore go not you any more into Jerusalem. and do not let your hope fail. because so have suffered all the prophets and holy one of God. in order that we may give testimony to those who sent us. or any of the ancient prophets-. my )essenger. who was made before me.'he miracles which God wor$s by my hands show that # spea$ that which God wills% nor indeed do # ma$e myself to be accounted as him of whom you spea$. the other by wishing to ma$e himself e8ual with God. 'hen said "eter! .. and lo< there came )oses and 9li&ah% spea$ing with Jesus concerning all that needs must come upon our race and upon the holy city. and so shall you be satiated with uncleanness. or any prophet.)essiah.3ho are you. and ma$e yourself of more account than the )essiah-.ay.'ruly # say to you. and shall bring the words of truth. and said! * ince you will to ma$e me 6continually7 worse. said Jesus. and Jesus was weeping.?ou are foolish. cursed one. 'hey said! . when they saw many who came to find him. we will ma$e here three tabernacles. saying! . 3herefore they sent the 2evites and some of the scribes to 8uestion him. and )uhammad is )essenger of God.(re you 9li&ah or Jeremiah. 'hen. and shall come after me. he said! *)ay it be pleasing to God. (nd while he . atan and (dam sinned through pride. 3eeping.2ord..atan. turning around. Jesus answered! . it is good to be here. 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! . that the chiefs and the elders of our people see$ occasion against me.
+ master. insomuch that he shall carry salvation and mercy to all the nations of the world that shall receive his doctrine. (nd so their words were not e0tended save to that people to which they were sent.#t is so written. that the promise was made in #shmael.Behold. in order that the creatures should find &oy and blessedness in God. Jesus went down and raised up his disciples. of whose lineage is David. God shall give to him as it were the seal of his hand.?ou deceive yourselves% for David in spirit calls him lord.?ou have told us many things of the )essiah. Jesus seated himself at the foot of the mountain. and fell with their face upon the earth as dead. (nd so.spo$e they were covered with a white cloud. who believed nothing. so save because thus he has willed'ruly # say to you.. 3herefore # say to you that God. 'he disciples answered! . + (braham%..in #shmael%.. and has done this in order that you may believe on my words. insomuch that he shall ma$e atan confounded% for so promised God to (braham. in your seed # will bless all the tribes of the earth% and as you have bro$en in pieces the idols.in #saac. (nd in li$e manner the other disciples besought him. even so shall your seed do.Believe me. whence his )essenger should ta$e delight in all his creatures. 3hereupon Jesus said! . when he shall come. save 6from7 Judas #scariot. (ccordingly Jesus said! . #hapter -+ Jesus went down to the eight disciples who were awaiting him below.. because they had not bread.. tell us in whom this promise was made% for the Jews say . has not need of satisfaction.. seeing that he has satisfaction himself.. and they ate ofthe wild fruits. it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. truly because he is perfect. whose son was he. willing to wor$. Jesus answered! David. that every prophet when he is come has borne to one nation only the mar$ of the mercy of God. and shall destroy idolatry.+f David. 'hen Jesus said! . #hapter -'he disciples said! .. therefore of your $indness tell us clearly all. not in #saac. (nd wherefore is this. how should David call him lord.+f #saac% for #saac was father of Jacob... for God loves you.(nd the )essenger of God when he shall come. which he has appointed to be his slaves. of what lineage will he be-. but )oses did not write it. he created before all things the soul of his )essenger. and of what lineage-.+ master. in whom # am well pleased% hear you him. But the )essenger of God.. and Jacob was father of Judah. James answered! . and the #shmaelites say . Jesus answered with a groan! . 'he disciples were filled with fear. #f the )essenger of God whom you call )essiah were son of David. sit you on my right hand until # ma$e your enemies your footstool. nor Joshua. saying! .9veryone that wor$s wor$s for an end in which he finds satisfaction. for truly # say to you.ear not. for whom he determined to create the whole. 'hen said (ndrew! . God shall send forth your rod which shall have lordship in the midst of your enemies. and they heard a voice saying! . James answered! . that the promise was made in #saac. saying! . 1e shall come with power upon the ungodly. . saying thus! God said to my lord..Behold my servant. (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.
God be with you. . the spirit of wisdom and might. 3oe. 1ow is #saac firstborn. which said! . when he shall come to the world< Believe me that # have seen him and have done. for . and go to Jerusalem<. who do not fear God< 'ruly # say to you. the latter with lewd living. because we $now that you are sent from God. even he is a hypocrite. (nd when # saw him my soul was filled with consolation.'a$e your son. then. who drew near to Jesus.'ell us plainly. which he has received from God three times more than he has given to all his creatures. so that he never continues in one stay. Jesus answered! . to day have contaminated almost all things. before death they find themselves deprived of reward. he is adorned with the spirit of charity and mercy. 6nor7 in the children of men.'ruly # say to you. 3hereupon the people ran together to the 'emple with the high priest and priests. (ccordingly Jesus departed and went up to Jerusalem. inasmuch as he . your firstborn #shmael%.+ )uhammad%.'hen said the disciples! . (braham answered! *Behold the servant of God. for he is adorned with the spirit of understanding and of counsel. (nd having said this.! no. o that if today he praises you.# therefore say to you that the )essenger of God is a splendour that shall give gladness to nearly all that God has made.or the angel said! . all the world shall $now how God loves you% but how shall the world $now the love that you bear to God. the hypocrite is a robber and commits sacrilege.doers.'ruly # say to you. and may he ma$e me worthy to untie. the former with false doctrine. tomorrow he will abuse you. (nd on the sabbath day he entered into the 'emple%. even as every prophet has seen him! seeing that of his spirit God gives to them prophecy. . tomorrow he will be fain to despoil you. saying! . because their reward is vain."ut not your confidence in princes.* 'hen spo$e God.or on this matter says the prophet David! . saying to (braham! . saying! . your shoelatchet%. that atan ever see$s to annul the laws of God% and therefore he with his followers. and if today he wills to reward you. the spirit of prudence and temperance. 'hey answered! . but with his heart serves men. ready to do all that which God shall will. the spirit of gentleness and patience.. . to the hypocrites.'ruly # say to you. the spirit of &ustice and "iety.1e who with his tongue serves God.. hypocrites and evil.. it has been said to us that you say evil of us% therefore beware lest some evil befall you. (s God lives. as said Job the prophet of God.. that he who does a good thing in order that men may see him. . /now you who is hypocrite. and so leaves therein every unclean thought and every filthy lust.(ssuredly it is necessary that you do something for love of God.+ master.man is. 3oe to the hypocrites< for the praises of this world shall turn for them into insults and torments in hell. Jesus said! . #hapter -0 'hen came the angel Gabriel to Jesus. + wretched man< for dying he loses all his reward. and began to teach the people.. forasmuch as his wor$ penetrates not the heart which men cannot see. + blessed time.. Jesus rendered his than$s to God. and spo$e to him in such wise that we also heard his voice. in whom is no salvation% for at death their thoughts perish. for obtaining this # shall be a great prophet and holy one of God. that # spea$ evil of the hypocrites% therefore if you be hypocrites # spea$ against you. you shall discover the malice of our scribes and doctors. if when #saac was born #shmael was seven years old. in whose presence # stand. the spirit of fear and love.(braham.Clear is the deception of our doctors! therefore tell us you the truth. that if you consider the words of the angel Gabriel.3ho is a hypocrite.(rise.but rather our rabbins.. and come up the mountain to sacrifice him.unstable. him reverence.. 'hen answered Jesus! .. so that scarcely is the truth found.
saying! . and thereupon let it out to husbandman.urely. do the service of God because God has created you and as$s it of you. but within is full of corruption and worms. But the priests chafed with rage among themselves. because he has not faith. even as their fathers have done against the holy ones of God.(ssuredly none. priests and doctors. and that he wills that # announce it.(nd who is there among you who.3oe to you% for God is wroth with you. seeing a woman who from her birth had remained with her head bent toward the ground. + priests. to whom alone pertains praise and honour for ever. and to ma$e prayer for the salvation of others. what will the lord of the vineyard do to the husbandmen. while a beam is ready to cut off their own head< +h. that the hypocrite is as a sepulchre. and went to Nain. and his vineyard will he give to other husbandman. . 3oe to you. he $eeps full of ini8uity. 3hereupon. 3hereupon. a prophet of . and have put God out of your mind% then cry # against you that you are sons of the devil.ma$es use of the 2aw to appear good. said! .place. and was willing to slay his own son. that 6on the outside7 is white. which you convert into a cave of robbers! if you do all to please men. 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<. #hapter -7 Jesus went down. how many are there today that fear the smiting of a straw in another*s eye. 'here was a householder who planted a vineyard. in order that these may $now that # spea$ truth. saying! . when Jesus had arrived. for God will ta$e away from you the priesthood<. 'ruly # say to you. and made a hedge for it in order that it should not be trampled down of beasts. and not sons of (braham. (nd shall # then have bro$en the sabbath day by having given health to a daughter of #srael. and others they ripped open with a $nife. that the hypocrite has not faith. the citizens were bearing to the sepulchre the only son of his mother. (nd this they did many times. 'he chief of the priests cried out. 'ell me.. o then if you. forasmuch as if he believed that God sees all and with terrible &udgment would punish wic$edness. in the second year of his prophetic ministry.#n evil wise will he ma$e them to perish. they stoned some and burned some. # spea$ not against you. magnifying God.. for you are servants of God% but if you do all for gain. + woman. the men understood how that Jesus.# set before you an e0ample. which. but rec$ not of an elephant<. not regarding that the 'emple of God is a house of prayer and not of merchandise. #hapter -1 (gain spo$e Jesus. (nd when he had said this the chief priests wished to seize him. (nd having said this. (nd in the midst of it he built a press for the wine. 3hereupon. Jesus answered! . and thieves the honour of God. as he drew near to the gate of the city. 9very one answered! . 'herefore said Jesus! . seeing he $eeps not the sabbath% for today he has healed an infirm person.:aise your head. he would purify his heart. 'hen Jesus. when the time was come to collect the wine he sent his servants% whom when the husbandman saw. but they feared the common people. in the name of our God./now you not that the vineyard is the 1ouse of #srael.Now tell me. from Jerusalem. and the husbandman are the people of Judah and Jerusalem. and so buy and sell in the 'emple as in a mar$et. who left his father*s house for love of God. which magnified him. is it not lawful to spea$ on the sabbath day. over whom every one was weeping.. because they were not able to seize him and to wor$ their will upon him. he went forth from the 'emple%. here is $nown your hypocrisy< +h.'his man is not sent of God. a widow. if on the sabbath his ass or his o0 fell into the ditch. how many there are that fear an ant. would not pull him out on the sabbath.urthermore # say to you. 'hen the woman raised herself up whole. if you be such.
Jesus went into Capernaum! whereupon the citizens. nor son of God. (nd so 6some7 of these soldiers finding themselves in Nain. for God has not a body to beget anything% but he is a great prophet of God. in the third year of the prophetic ministry of Jesus. But Jesus did not tarry in Nain. and turning himself to God. they besought him for the health of them. they rebu$ed now one. and placed them in front of the porch of the house where Jesus was lodging with his disciples. fear not. now another. not even )oses. (nd you see how much we fear our gods.1e is not God. (nd so did atan instigate that. whereupon all were filled with fear. when they $new him. 3herefore the God of our fathers cries to us by his prophet David. since to their images we give the best of all we have.'hy will be done. that when he should have found a time he would &udge uprightly. 'hen the boy revived.'a$e me from the world. was come! and so they set themselves to beseech him for the dead man. # will &udge uprightly... but turned to go into Capernaum... where says David! 3hen # shall find a time. arose Jesus.1e is our God who has visited us. #hapter -9 'he scribe that day read the psalm of David. in the name of God arise up healed<.God of #srael. after the reading of the prophets. +n the sabbath Jesus entered into the synagogue. our father. and they well near call me God<. said! .# say to you. (nd having called Jesus forth.Brethren. 2ord God almighty and merciful. and made sign of silence with his hands. his servant% therefore it is not God. (nd having said this. assembled together all the sic$ fol$ they had. + 2ord..3oman. (ssuredly if our gods should visit us we would give them all that we have. 'hen. great ruin to our people was li$e to arise therefrom. he drew near to the mother of the dead. saying! . +thers said! . and all the people ran there together to hear him spea$. and you ma$e no account of it. he wept. give health to this sic$ person. and with pity said to her! . + sons of men. weep not.. for the world is mad. you have heard the words spo$en by David the prophet. for God has given you power over every infirmity. our country being sub&ect to them for the sins of our forefathers.+ne of your gods has visited you. atan did so instigate this manner of spea$ing that he aroused no small sedition among the people of Nain. so that none has seen him.Galilee%. insomuch that all that you shall grant in the name of God shall be entirely accomplished.God is invisible. #hapter -3 (t that time the army of the :omans was in Judea. saying! . saying! . 1ereupon Jesus gave a sigh. he said! . 'hen Jesus laid his hands upon each of them. (nd having ta$en the hand of the dead . and opening his mouth he spo$e thus! . .% others said! . # tell you in truth that many &udge. and said! . by your holy name. 'hen came the angel Gabriel.. saying! .. 'hen Jesus feared greatly. 3hereupon each one was healed. 'he discord of Nain was such that some said! . and he has visited his people.+ Jesus. young man. Now it was the custom of the :omans to call god and to worship him that did any new thing of benefit to the common people.. saying! Justly &udge. (nd having said this. but rather his son. that he being a prophet should raise him up% which also his disciples did.God has raised up a great prophet amongst us. in which &udgment they fall for no other reason than because they &udge that which is not meet for them. and that which is meet for them they &udge before the time.
3oe to you. as # have $nowledge by spea$ing with him. for you condemn as a malefactor God. and do nothing but &udge all those who pass by. neither honour nor gain. bewailing their sins% and they would fain have forsa$en all to go with him.orasmuch as none sins without will.)iserable therefore are those who set themselves at street corners. + man.. how many have perished through false &udgment. he went out of the synagogue and the city. Consider what punishment you shall have. who on that account re&ects goodness and chooses sin. you that &udge another man. +h. this one is bad. and condemned all their progeny. and &udge without having been constituted &udges. the &udged is saved. 'ruly # say to you. 'he two elders &udged usanna. and forsa$e sin and serve God with fear.# am witness and &udge. and none wills that which he does not $now. But Jesus said! . who says! . But # warn you that without mercy shall he be &udged who &udges without mercy. (nd having said thus.Do you not $now that none is good save God alone. (hab &udged 9li&ah. + man. 'herefore # say to you. +ur first parents &udged the speech of atan to be good.. his creator! whereof he is impenitent. how many have perished by their false &udgment< atan &udged man to be more vile than himself% therefore he rebelled against God. saying! . who will pass tremendous &udgment upon them in the last day. and call the evil good. Job. and &ustify as good atan. woe to you who spea$ good of the evil. if not because 6in7 rashness they falsely &udge the innocent1ow nearly then the good approached to ruin by &udging falsely. that the devils shall tremble at the &udgment of such. Believe me man. 3oe to them. many forthwith were converted to repentance. Judge not and you shall not be &udged. and that it is horrible to fall into the &udgment of God. 'ruly # tell you that these testify of that which they have not seen nor really heard.. which you shall see$ with greatest diligence. who is the author of good. so terrible shall it be. (nd then. Jesus having finished his speech.wherefore every man is a liar and a sinner.*.:emain in your homes.. and how many haBve been near to perishing< "haraoh &udged )oses and the people of #srael to be impious. therefore. as God lives in whose presence # stand. Nebuchadnezzar the three children who would not worship their lying gods. but rather to serve. false &udgment is the father of all sins. 3oe. regard no other thing% neither $insfol$ nor friends. is shown by the brethren of Joseph.'hat one is fair. this one is ugly. do you not $now that all men had their origin in the same clay. who &udged their brother. because they lift the sceptre of his &udgment from the hand of God. #hapter 00 'ell me. . but loo$ solely with fear of God to the truth. +h. and all the idolatrous princes &udged the prophets. 'ruly # say to you. 'herefore are they abominable on the earth before the eyes of God. therefore they were cast out of paradise. who sold him to the 9gyptians. to the sinner who with the &udgment &udges sin worthy and goodness unworthy. Cyrus &udged Daniel to be meat for the lions% and many others. and retired into the desert to pray. (nd wherefore this. 'hree friends of Job %&udged the innocent friend of God. tremendous &udgment of God< the &udge perishes. David &udged )ephibosheth and @riah. . ?ou man who are set as a &udge. that one is good. the which were near to their ruin for this. aul &udged David to be worthy of death. how dangerous it is to &udge< oh. +h. and &udge not the cause of the orphans and widows. and thus shall you be saved% because # am not come to receive service. that if you &udge others of a fault your own heart has whereof to be &udged. sister of )oses. because he loved solitude greatly. which shall be then upon those who &ustify the wic$ed for money. who is the origin of all evil. (ssuredly he shall bear an intolerable punishment when God shall come to &udge the world. and my honour # will give to none. by (aron and )iriam. because it will secure you in the &udgment of God.
3hen he had prayed to the 2ord, his disciples came to him and said! ;+ master, two things we would $now% one is, how you tal$ed with atan, who nevertheless you say is impenitent% the other is, how God shall come to &udge in the day of &udgment.* Jesus replied! ;'ruly # say to you # had compassion on atan, $nowing his fall% and # had compassion on man$ind whom he tempts to sin. 'herefore # prayed and fasted to our God, who spo$e to me by his angel Gabriel! ;3hat see$ you, + Jesus, and what is your re8uest-; # answered! ;2ord, you $now of what evil atan is the cause, and that through his temptations many perish% he is your creature, 2ord, whom you did create% therefore, 2ord, have mercy upon him.; God answered! ;Jesus, behold # will pardon him. +nly cause him to say, ;2ord, my God, # have sinned, have mercy upon me,; and # will pardon him and restore him to his first state.; *# re&oiced greatly,; said Jesus, when # heard this, believing that # had made this peace. 'herefore # called atan, who came, saying! ;3hat must # do for you, + Jesus-;# answered! ;?ou shall do it for yourself, + atan, for # love not your services, but for your good have # called you.; atan replied! ;#f you desire not my services neither desire # yours% for # am nobler than you, therefore you are not worthy to serve me you who are clay, while # am spirit.; ;2et us leave this,; # said, ;and tell me if it were not well you should return to your first beauty and your first state. ?ou must $now that the angel )ichael must needs on the day of &udgment stri$e you with the sword of God one hundred thousand times, and each blow will give you the pain of ten hells.; atan replied! ;3e shall see in that day who can do most% certainly # shall have on my side many angels and most potent idolaters who will trouble God, and he shall $now how great a mista$e he made to banish me for the sa$e of a vile 6piece of 7 clay.; 'hen # said! ;+ atan, you are infirm in mind, and $now not what you say.; 'hen atan, in a derisive manner wagged his head, saying! ;Come now, let us ma$e up this peace between me and God% and what must be done say you, + Jesus, since you are sound in mind.; # answered! ;'wo words only need be spo$en.; atan replied! ;3hat words-; # answered! ;'hese! # have sinned% have mercy on me.; 'hen atan said! ;Now willingly will # ma$e this peace if God will say these words to me.; ;Now depart from me,; # said, ;+ cursed one, for you are the wic$ed author of all in&ustice and sin, but God is &ust and without any sin.; atan departed shrie$ing, and said! ;#t is not so, + Jesus, but you tell a lie to please God.; Now consider,; said Jesus to his disciples, ;how he will find mercy. 'hey answered! ;Never, 2ord, because he is impenitent. pea$ to us now of the &udgment of God.;
'he &udgment day of God will be so dreadful that, truly # say to you, the reprobates would sooner choose ten hells than go to hear God spea$ in wrath against them against whom all things created will witness. 'ruly # say to you, that not alone shall the reprobates fear, but the saints and the elect of God, so that (braham shall not trust in his righteousness, and Job shall have no confidence in his innocence. (nd what say #- 9ven the )essenger of God shall fear, for that God, to ma$e $nown his ma&esty, shall deprive his )essenger of memory, so that he shall have no remembrance how that God has given him all things. 'ruly # say to you that, spea$ing from the heart, # tremble because by the world # shall be called God, and for this # shall have to render an account. (s God lives, in whose presence my soul stands, # am a mortal man as other men are, for although God has placed me as prophet over the 1ouse of #srael for the health of the feeble and the correction of sinners, # am the servant of God, and of this you are witness, how # spea$ against those wic$ed men who after my departure from the world shall annul the truth of my gospel by the operation of atan. But # shall return towards the end, and with me shall come 9noch and 9li&ah, and we will testify against the wic$ed, whose end shall be accursed.;
(nd having thus spo$en, Jesus shed tears, whereat his disciples wept aloud, and lifted their voices, saying! ;"ardon + 2ord God, and have mercy on your innocent servant.; Jesus answered! ;(men, (men.;
;Before that day shall come,; said Jesus, ;great destruction shall come upon the world, for there shall be war so cruel and pitiless that the father shall slay the son, and the son shall slay the father by reason of the factions of peoples. 3herefore the cities shall be annihilated, and the country shall become desert. uch pestilences shall come that none shall be found to bear the dead to burial, so that they shall be left as food for beasts. 'o those who remain upon the earth God shall send such scarcity that bread shall be valued above gold, and they shall eat all manner of unclean things. + miserable age, in which scarce any one shall be heard to say! ;# have sinned, have mercy on me, + God;% but with horrible voices they shall blaspheme him who is glorious and blessed for ever. (fter this, as that day draws near, for fifteen days, shall come every day a horrible sign over the inhabitants of the earth. 'he first day the sun shall run its course in heaven without light, but blac$ as the dye of cloth% and it shall give groans, as a father who groans for a son near to death. 'he second day the moon shall be turned into blood, and blood shall come upon the earth li$e dew. 'he third day the stars shall be seen to fight among themselves li$e an army of enemies. 'he fourth day the stones and roc$s shall dash against each other as cruel enemies. 'he fifth day every plant and herb shall weep blood. 'he si0th day the sea shall rise without leaving its place to the height of one hundred and fifty cubits, and shall stand all day li$e a wall. 'he seventh day it shall on the contrary sin$ so low as scarcely to be seen. 'he eighth day the birds and the animals of the earth and of the water shall gather themselves close together, and shall give forth roars and cries. 'he ninth day there shall be a hailstorm so horrible that it shall $ill 6such7 that scarcely the tenth part of the living shall escape. 'he tenth day shall come such horrible lightning and thunder 6such7 that the third part of the mountains shall be split and scorched. 'he eleventh day every river shall run bac$wards, and shall run blood and not water. 'he twelfth day every created thing shall groan and cry. 'he thirteenth day the heaven shall be rolled up li$e a boo$, and it shall rain fire, so that every living thing shall die. 'he fourteenth day there shall be an earth8ua$e so horrible that the tops of the mountains shall fly through the air li$e birds, and all the earth shall become a plain. 'he fifteenth day the holy angels shall die, and God alone shall remain alive% to whom be honour and glory.; (nd having said this, Jesus smote his face with both his hands, and then smote the ground with his head. (nd having raised his head, he said! ;Cursed be every one who shall insert into my sayings that # am the son of God.; (t these words the disciples fell down as dead, whereupon Jesus lifted them up, saying! *2et us fear God now, if we would not be affrighted in that day.*
#hapter 03hen these signs be passed, there shall be dar$ness over the world forty years, God alone being alive, to whom be honour and glory forever. 3hen the forty years have passed, God shall give life to his )essenger, who shall rise again li$e the sun, but resplendent as a thousand suns. 1e shall sit, and shall not spea$, for he shall be as it were beside himself.
God shall raise again the four angels favoured of God, who shall see$ the )essenger of God, and, having found him, shall station themselves on the four sides of the place to $eep watch upon him. Ne0t shall God give life to all the angels, who shall come li$e bees circling round the )essenger of God. Ne0t shall God give life to all his prophets, who, following (dam, shall go every one to $iss the hand of the )essenger of God, committing themselves to his protection. Ne0t shall God give life to all the elect, who shall cry out! ;+ )uhammad be mindful of us<; (t whose cries pity shall awa$e in the )essenger of God, and he shall consider what he ought to do, fearing for their salvation. Ne0t shall God give life to every created thing and they shall return to their former e0istence, but every one shall besides possess the power of speech. Ne0t shall God give life to all the reprobates, at whose resurrection, by reason of their hideousness, all the creatures of God shall be afraid, and shall cry! ;2et not your mercy forsa$e us, + 2ord our God.; (fter this shall God cause atan %to be raised up, at whose aspect every creature shall be as dead, for fear of the horrid form of his appearance. )ay it please God,; said Jesus, ;that # behold not that monster on that day. 'he )essenger of God alone shall not be affrighted by such shapes, because he shall fear God only. ;'hen the angel, at the sound of whose trumpet all shall be raised, shall sound his trumpet again, saying! ;Come to the &udgment, + creatures, for your Creator wills to &udge you.; 'hen shall appear in the midst of heaven over the valley of Jehoshaphat% a glittering throne over which shall come a white cloud, whereupon the angels shall cry out! ;Blessed be you our God, who has created us and saved us from the fall of atan.; 'hen the )essenger %of God shall fear, for that he shall perceive that none has loved God as he should. ,or he who would get in change a piece of gold must have si0ty mites% wherefore, if he have but one mite he cannot change it. But if the )essenger of God shall fear, what shall the ungodly do who are full of wic$edness-;
'he )essenger of God shall go to collect all the prophets, to whom he shall spea$ praying them to go with him to pray God for the faithful. (nd every one shall e0cuse himself for fear% nor, as God lives, would # go there, $nowing what # $now. 'hen God, seeing this, shall remind his )essenger how he created all things for love of him, and so his fear shall leave him, and he shall go near to the throne with love and reverence, while the angels sing! ;Blessed be your holy name + God, our God.; (nd when he has drawn near to the throne, God shall open 6his mind7 to his )essenger, even as a friend to a friend when for a long while they have not met. 'he first to spea$ shall be the )essenger of God, who shall say! ;# adore and love you, + my God, and with all my heart and soul # give you than$s for that you did vouchsafe to create me to be your servant, and made all for love of me, so that # might love you for all things and in all things and above all things% therefore let all your creatures praise you, + my God.; 'hen God shall say! ;3e give you than$s, + 2ord, and bless your holy name.; 'ruly # say to you, the demons and reprobates with atan shall then weep so that more water shall flow from the eyes of one of them than is in the river of Jordan. ?et shall they not see God ;(nd God shall spea$ to his )essenger, saying! ;?ou are welcome, + my faithful servant% therefore as$ what you will, for you shall obtain all.; 'he )essenger of God shall answer. ;+ 2ord, # remember that when you did create me, you said that you had willed to ma$e for love of me the world and paradise, and angels and men, that they might glorify you by me your servant. 'herefore, 2ord God, merciful and &ust. # pray you that you recollect your promise made to your servant.; (nd God shall ma$e answer even as a friend who &ests with a friend, and shall say! *1ave you witnesses of this, my friend )uhammad-* (nd with reverence he shall say! ;?es, 2ord.; 'hen
and on the forehead of each one shall be written the mar$ of the )essenger of God.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the first. who shall stri$e him one hundred thousand times with the sword of God. 'hen every one of them shall answer! . God shall say! .. 'hen )oses shall say! . 'he angel shall call his followers. testifying against them% wherefore they shall be condemned by God to infernal flames. saying! . and shall call atan to &udgment.Go. and he shall be the first to be cast into the abyss. and with greatest contumely shall be accused of every creature. some five. (nd then shall they descend into the abyss. 'hen shall each pass to the right hand of God% ne0t to whom shall sit the )essenger of God. +. 'ruly # say to you. God shall give to his )essenger a boo$. 'hey shall reply! . + 2ord. because God shall say to them! .'hat # have made all things for love of him. some twenty. and in that day they shall not have to render an account of how they have spent the riches of the world. 1e shall stri$e atan.place. + Gabriel%. (nd in the boo$ shall be written the glory of paradise. + cursed ones. #shmael%. and every louse a man shall have borne for love of God shall be turned into pearl. against whom shall first arise all creatures inferior to man. so that all things might praise me by him. some fifty. and Jesus son of )ary.shirt shall shine li$e the sun. (nd when they are present God shall say to them! :emember you that which my )essenger affirms-.2ord who are your *witnesses-.'here are with us three witnesses better than we are. because you have given us to your )essenger.'o you alone + God.. and shall say! .God shall answer! . that the hair. but they shall be . #hapter 01 God shall open the boo$ in the hand of his )essenger. that no idle lord or thought shall pass unpunished in that tremendous day. deceived by atan. some ten. 'hen shall the )essenger of God spea$.2ord the whole world.3hat thing.. (nd the prophets every one shall arise.. 3herefore every creature shall do reverence to God.'he boo$ that you gave to me is the second.1ell is your dwelling. #hapter 07 'hen that miserable one shall come.(ll that # have now done. 3herefore the angel )ichael. and shall say! . by commission from God. testifying before God how they have served these men. . thrice and four times blessed are the poor. in which are written all the names of the elect of God. 'he )essenger of God shall answer! . be glory and honour. and they shall in li$e manner be abused and accused. + 2ord-. 'he angel Gabriel shall come to the )essenger of God.'hey are (dam%. and every stro$e is heavy as ten hells. that # was your son and your fellow. (fter that shall be called to &udgment all the unbelievers and reprobates. who in true poverty shall have served God from the heart.. shall stri$e some a hundred times. and shall therefore be freed from many sins. (nd God shall reply! . for in this world are they destitute of worldly cares.3ho are these three witnesses-. # have done in order that every one should $now how much # love you. David%.-. (braham. and the angel shall then sound the trumpet. who with fear shall go thither. and how the same have outraged God and his creatures.. call them.. and the prophets shall sit near him. and the blessed near the saints. 3herefore God shall call the angel )ichael.% and David shall say! . saying! . God shall spea$. 'ruly # say to you. but the boo$ that you gave me said truly that # am your servant% and that boo$ confesses that which your )essenger affirms. (nd when he has thus spo$en.'hus says the boo$ that you gave me + 2ord.% and he who spea$s to you shall say! . and his )essenger reading therein shall call all the angels and prophets and all the elect. (nd when the )essenger of God has said this.'hen shall the angel departs and he shall call the aforesaid witnesses. )oses%. and the saints shall sit near the prophets.
Jesus answered! . shall cause atan to suffer as though he were in ten hundred thousand hells. or in a hundred or in a thousand% and the omnipotent God.+ master. + my disciples. 2ord. that (braham shall deride his father. and today this discourse has made you sad% therefore. God shall say to his )essenger! . 6or7 else you would not have spo$en thus.. and forgot God. 'herefore in one hell the reprobates shall feel punishment as though they were in ten. 'hen after he had wept. their wic$edness. therefore. #hapter 03 3hile Jesus was spea$ing the disciples wept bitterly. and shall demand &ustice. ?et has it seven rooms or regions. we desire to $now two things. fasts sooner than feasts. our glorious God.+ master. and most of all against those who defile my gospel. 'hen "eter answered! . for # their creator did employ all created things in their service and in all things have they dishonoured me. and the rest each one according to his wic$edness. in going. and he that commits two sins merits two hells. you tell me to rest% + "eter. 'he )essenger of God shall answer!.#t is true. + my friend.+ "eter. . rest. on that day # shall demand &ustice without mercy against those who despise my words. lice sooner than gold. one deeper than the other.1ave you not heard what David the prophet says.. in whose presence # stand. why say # the elect. and. that spiders and flies. and tomorrow tell us what hell is li$e. 3hen all have been e0amined. with all the elect of God no. and in it the damned shall suffer punishment eternally. who is full of mercy and pity. seeing that they are of the same clay as himself. 'he one is. how the &ust shall laugh at the destruction of sinners. #t is most &ust. 3ho. 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. Jesus replied! . and he who goes to the deep shall suffer greater punishment. that # have no mercy on them. . how is it to be understood that the sword of )ichael is 6as7 heavy as ten hells. truly the &ustice of God is great. 'hen shall God cause to return to earth every living soul inferior to man. how great it has been. you do not $now what you say.+ 2ord God. John spo$e! . he shall send the impious to hell. ?et my words 6are7 true concerning the sword of the angel )ichael.. all the angels and prophets. 9ach of them shall demand &ustice. (s God lives. therefore. saying! # saw the man who put his hope in his strength and his riches. #hapter 09 1ell is one. through his power and by reason of his &ustice. # say to you. (nd Jesus wept many tears. shall see again that earth. stones and sand shall cry out against the impious. should have no pity on reprobates that day. that if the world $new his it would choose the hair.#s there more than one hell-. and above all the )essenger of God..'he other is. (nd he having said these words. cause us also to return to that earth. for he that commits but one sin merits hell. # your servant before all as$ &ustice against them.. not one of your friends and servants could as$ you to have mercy on them% no. 'ruly # say to you. and shall deride him with these words.. though now # weep for pity of man$ind. 'ruly.Behold.rewarded for their patience and their poverty. But that which they as$ shall not be granted to them. how it is possible that the )essenger of God.truly # say to you. to which dogs and horses and other vile animals shall be reduced.shirt sooner than purple. we pray you. 3herefore shall they say! .
and cruel torments with bitter weeping ma$e them<. 'hen Jesus. for the worldly 6tribulations7 come from the hand of man. of which Job. the reprobates would without doubt choose the worldly tribulations. would not this be great pain-. 'heir tongues shall curse all created things. that if man would act as the merchant he should have no fear in that day. for imagine a man suffering torments in every part of his body. said! 'here is no order there. (nd some traded well. (nd what says Job. because he would be well prepared. 1ave you forgotten how olomon. saying! . but everlasting fear< (nd #saiah the prophet. with all the prophets. But some used the money in the service of the enemy of him who gave them the . + what cruel fire they shall give to miserable sinners< + what bitter cold. so that they doubled the money.#t is true that he says! 'he idle will not wor$ the soil for fear of the cold. which yet shall not temper their flames< 3hat gnashing of teeth and sobbing and weeping< . therefore in summer shall he beg. has reproved sloth. costly raiment.'he greatest. (nd David our father. 'ruly # say to you. + miserable sinners. would sleep. the friend of God.. . if he $new that a thief meant to brea$ into his house. and the profit should be divided in a &ust proportion. Jesus washed himself. said! A . (nd then Jesus uttered a lamentable groan. 'hus he see$s to ma$e man sin. but the others from the hand of devils. that rest in this present life is the poison of piety and the fire which consumes every good wor$.. it is better never to have been formed than to suffer such cruel torments. who are utterly without compassion. and 6the7 concord of sweet song shall seem to them< 1ow sic$ shall raging hunger. and cold to heat. as winter is contrary to summer. seeing 6Jesus7 sad did not spea$ at all to him that day. burning flames. says! 'heir flame shall not be 8uenched nor their worm die. 'hen Jesus said! . against the reprobate.3hat father of a family. and is contrary to paradise. and their Creator. according to the 2aw of God written in the Boo$ of )oses% and then they prayed. #hapter 10 1ell is one.'ruly # say to you. 'he disciples answered! .or the Jordan has less water than the tears which shall flow from their eyes every moment. 'ruly # say to you.or # tell you in truth.'his is a delight 6in comparison7 to hell.None surely% for he would watch and stand prepared to slay the thief. who is blessed for ever. # hate rest above all things. weeping said! 'hen lightning and bolts and brimstone and great tempest shall rain upon them. do it without rest. man is born to wor$. 6(nd for this reason7 he said! (ll that your hand can do. God*s prophet. father and mother. the most innocent friend of God! (s the bird is born to fly..'ruly. 'herefore.. with their. but is moc$ed by everyone% tell me. #hapter 11 1aving said this. + place accursed by God*s &ustice for the malediction of the faithless and reprobate. with his disciples. how loathsome delicate meats. 'here was a man who gave money to his neighbours that they might trade with it.struc$ at his words. (nd the disciples. scorching cinders. soft couches. Do you not $now then that atan is as a roaring lion that goes about see$ing whom he may devour. and in the other 6balance7 one single hour of the pain of hell. but each stood terror. he who would describe the misery of hell must have seen the paradise of God*s delights. 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. opening his mouth after the evening 6prayer7. who has no one to show him compassion.
(nd then he will punish them according to the 2aw. by their lives spent in the service of atan the enemy of God. God may have praise. who by their sins halve what God has given them. .1e who would live well should ta$e e0ample from the merchant who loc$s up his shop. and selling guards it day and night with great diligence. (s God lives. many fast and give alms. (s God lives. wherefore God caused him to be cast into the sea. that we pray to the 2ord our God that this people may be converted to . in whose presence my soul stands.or all creatures united together could not create a single new fly from nothing. may it please you that we pray God that he send down fire from heaven upon these people-. (nd the money is love. . that many ma$e ablutions and go to pray. even so should he spend all for the love of God. assuredly no. spea$ing evil of him. 3herefore said James and John! . #f the blessed God who has created this city now sustains it. through the senses.. whose end is abominable before God% because they cleanse the body and not the heart. so that. (nd again the things which he buys he is fain to ma$e a profit% for if he perceives that he will lose thereby he will not sell. that people was converted to repentance. .or those who live well double their money by their e0ample. 'ell me now. the neighbour is God. having called Jonah %the prophet to send him to that city.. and received by a fish and cast up near to Nineveh. they cry with the mouth not with the heart% they abstain from meats. that you so spea$. why desire you to destroy it. 6man7 living well in this world. 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. not to wor$% they preach to others against that which they do themselves. 'ruly # say to you. seeing that every man has in himself cause for the vengeance of God. A:emember that God determined to destroy Nineveh because he did not find one who feared God in that city% the which was so wic$ed that God. #hapter 1+ (fter certain days Jesus passed near to a city of the amaritans% and they would not let him enter the city. Now tell me. master. no. but against the others his anger shall vent itself in reproaches. have you created this city with this people. with life itself. is bought and sold by it. 'hus then should you do% for in truth your soul is a merchant. many study and preach to others. and this it is to create. because sinners.#t shall be without measure.money.3hy did you not say! . in order that they may be held good% they study that they may $now to spea$. nor would they sell bread to his disciples. But let thought.. speech. Jesus answered! . and love of God% for so shall you find safety in that day.+ madmen that you are. who has given to man all that he has. said the disciples. seeing their e0ample. 3oe to them that call for vengeance% for on themselves it shall come. blaspheming God and giving offence to others tell me what shall be their punishment-.)ay it please you. and thus are condemned by their own tongue. and the body is the shop! wherefore what it receives from outside.?ou $now not by what spirit you are led. and fill themselves with sins% they give to others things not good for them. #hapter 1* 'hen Jesus said! .(ssuredly he will reward those who traded well.)aster. when the neighbour shall call the debtors to account how shall the matter go. and man the glory of paradise. not to his own brother. these do not $now God with their hearts% for if they $new him they would love him% and since whatsoever a man has he has received it from God. he would fain for fear of the people have fled to 'arsus%. so that God had mercy on them. But wic$ed sinners. (nd he preaching there. are converted to repentance% wherefore men who live well shall be rewarded with a great reward.
and threw stones at him. + sinner. when you are in tribulation do not thin$ of how much you have borne.Now what said David to those who would fain have $illed himei. #hapter 10 'he "assover drew near. with all the friends of God and holy prophets. + man because the more that for your sins you are reviled and persecuted in this life the less shall you be in the day of &udgment.Do you want to be made whole-.or have you helped them to reap it.. would you slay him because he spo$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.have you given them this city. 'ell me. if a brother were stric$en with frenzy. what shall be da one to you. and said to him! . 'hus did Jeremiah. #hapter 1. are these people your slaves. eight years sic$ with a grievous infirmity. in whose presence my soul stands.Now how can he be of sane mind who separates himself from God.let him curse me. and whom therefore. nor sell bread to us. + man. he was slain in the 'emple. o Jesus. 'hus did (braham %for "haraoh%. (ssuredly this is the proper act of a disciple of mine.penitence-. (nd Jesus answered! . 3hat thing is this then that you say-. + my disciples. + man. (nd thus it was% for God saw the patience of David and delivered him from the persecution of his own son.or tell me. that you would $ill himei. to pray to God for those who do evil. and David. + Joab. (ssuredly not a leaf stirs without the will of God.have you given them their corn.(s God lives. for this is the will of God. with his disciples. 3herefore.'ell me. accursed of God. who is your enemy. and whoever first entered the water after its movement was cured of every $ind of infirmity. who had been there thirty. nor of him who afflicts you% but consider how much for your sins you are worthy to receive at the hand of the devils of hell. is there anyone who would brea$ his head for the sa$e of tearing the cloa$ of his enemy. ?ou are angry with this city because it would not receive us.2ord. (nd the bath was so called because every day the angel of God troubled the water. o be it. 'ell me. had compassion on the sic$ man. the head of his soul. if the saints and prophets of God have been persecuted and defamed by the world even though they were innocent. + man. #saiah. 'hus did =echariah when.. so Jesus. But tell me. . 9ze$iel. went up to Jerusalem. Daniel.3hat is it to you. by decree of the impious $ing. but only struc$ with infirmity. we have sinned% may God have mercy on us. (bsalom. praying for their persecutors.(ssuredly your body. who will turn this curse into a blessing. in order that he may in&ure the body of his enemy..or this reason a great number of sic$ persons remained beside the pool. and poor men. who too$ from him his wife. (nd Jesus saw there an impotent man. which had five porticoes. who are worthy of hell'ell me.. and present gifts to those who persecute you and stri$e you much% because. what shouldst you do. 3herefore if you were of sane mind you would $iss the hand of those who revile you. do you not $now that himei cursed the servant of God. . a sinner is of infirm mind when he persecutes a man. $nowing this by divine inspiration. (nd he went to the pool called "robatica. . David the prophet. slew him. 'hus did (bel when his brother Cain. 'he two disciples answered! .(ssuredly no% for you are strangers in this land.and if they endured all with patience.. and every one who praises you. the angel of God did not slay.
(nd having said this. your victims are abominable to me.1e that made 6me7 whole said to me. o did four hundred false prophets bless (hab% but false were their praises. so that the faith and obedience of our father (braham. have mercy upon this impotent man.?ou call me good. (nd Jesus went into the 'emple.'he impotent man answered! ... not according to the covenant which he gave to your fathers. said! ( child of a day old is not clean% yes.or the time draws near when that shall be done of which our God spo$e by 1osea the prophet. and a great multitude drew near to him to hear his words 6for which reason7 the priests were consumed with envy. but while # am coming 6to the water7 another steps down before me and enters. scribes and "harisees< 3oe to you. (nd he turned to his disciples.or you say to them! *Bring your sheep and bulls and lambs to the 'emple of your God. so that the praised one perished with the praisers. 'hen the impotent man arose. and do not eat it all. nothing is more perilous than speech. even the angels are not faultless in God*s presence. and suc$s up ini8uity even as a sponge suc$s up water. .. for 6Jesus the Nazarene7 is a holy one of God.No. and do not $now that God alone is good. those that bless you deceive you...#t is the abbath day% it is not lawful for you to carry your bed. )oreover he said! 'he flesh attracts sin. 3herefore not without cause did God say by #saiah the prophet! + )y people. should never be forgotten. even as Job.or so said olomon! 2ife and death are in the power of the tongue.# do not $now his name. you teach well and truly% tell me therefore. 3oe to you. #hapter 11 +ne of them came to him. but the outcome of his words was miserable. 'hen as$ed they him! . 'he priest was silent. o among themselves they said! . brother. and went to his house praising God. and carried his bed upon his shoulders. 1e answered! . 1e answered! . being confounded. praising God. so that those who come to sacrifice believe that God eats coo$ed flesh 6in the manner of7 a man. that it is for a witness of the life granted to the son of our father (braham. the friend of God. God of our fathers. 'hen Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said! . and said! . for he causes the sabbath to be bro$en. priests and 2evites< because you have corrupted the sacrifice of the 2ord. +thers said! . saying! . when the angel troubles the waters # do not have anyone to put me into it.'ruly # say to you. Jesus answered! . which they did nott and he shall ta$e from them a heart of stone.3ho is he-. (nd you have the $ey and do not open! rather you bloc$ the road for those who would . and give them a new heart. o did Goliath bless the "hilistines. 'hose who saw him cried! . .#t must have been Jesus the Nazarene. .#n God*s name. (nd as he says in 9ze$iel the prophet! God shall ma$e a new covenant with his people. Jesus said! .2ord our God. whereas he who has done this thing is a wic$ed man. be whole% rise and ta$e up your bed. and go your way to your home. (nd Jesus said! .*. ir. o did the sages of 9gypt bless "haraoh. But God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! :emove from me these your sacrifices. *"ic$ up your bed.Good master. saying! # will call chosen the people not chosen.. because they deceive you.Beware of those who bless you.. what reward shall God give us in paradise-. 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. with the promises made to him by God and the blessing given to him. #hapter 17 . ! and all this shall be because you do not wal$ now in his 2aw. 3ith the tongue atan blessed our first parents.
# have nourished slaves and e0alted them. . 3herefore # say to you. but you desire not to serve God in truth. #hapter 19 (s God lives. he was wont to say! .# will spea$ to you by a parable that you may understand. but you desire not the burden of the republic% and you desire tithes and first fruits as priests. abused his wife. through your offence. 'he priests were consumed with rage at this speech. (nd when the $ing re8uired any service. for the $ing deprived him of all. the hireling when he sees the wolf leaves the sheep and flees. but for fear of the common people they spo$e not a word. + scribes. and discomfited an hundred and twenty $ings of the Canaanites and )adianites% he gave him his laws. and you desire not to cultivate the 9arth% you desire the fishes of the sea. and scribes.. and this they did with all diligence. and caused his vassals to rebel against him. )oses and (aron. as did David his prophet! 3hat shall # give to God for all that he has given to me. 'hen Jesus said! . + "harisees. if the God of our fathers were your God you would not have thought of saying! . and "harisees. Now assuredly this $ing was most merciful% but the man beat the slaves. (s God lives. who tended him. but you desire not to go a fishing% you desire honour as citizens. repent and turn to God even as our fathers did after sinning. But you would have said. who found #srael in this world full of miseries. and cruelly punished him. in whose presence # stand. despised the medicines. but truth. saying! .+ doctors. tell me.3hat will God give me-. and gave him therefore to his servants Joseph. so that he gave him his own daughter in marriage. (nd he had compassion on him. but you desire not to go forth to war! you desire fair clothing li$e women. but Jesus said! . and commanded his slaves to bear that man to the city and tend him. 3hat then shall . 'he priest was departing to report everything to the high priest. ?ou desire horses li$e $nights. prepares to defend them% contrariwise. but they have despised me. drowned "haraoh. . ( shepherd who has a floc$ of sheep.. but you desire not to spin and nurture children% you desire the fruits of the field. Now when the $ing heard this.. + priests. spo$e evil of the $ing.+ priests. #hapter 13 ?ou as$ me to tell you what God will give us in paradise. and made him his heir. in whose presence # stand. (nd Jesus continued. what did he do to so impious a man-. ?ou ought to have as$ed me! 3hat will be the punishment that God will give you in hell% and then what you ought to do for true penitence in order that God may have mercy on you! for this # can tell you. ma$ing him heir of all that 6land7 wherein our people dwells. you will not receive adulation from me. 'here was a $ing who found by the wayside a man stripped by thieves%. and harden not your heart.priest that hear my voice.But how does #srael bear himself. 'ruly # say to you that those who thin$ of the wages do not love the master. tay.wal$ in it.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.3hat will God give us in paradise-. and you high. # proclaim to you what God has said to you by his prophet #saiah! .'he $ing is our God. 'hey all replied! . when he sees the wolf coming.. (nd our God conceived such love for him that for the sa$e of the people of #srael he smote 9gypt. + priests< (nd how do you dishonour God with your manner of life< (nd now you as$ me! . for # will answer your 8uestion. (nd the $ing conceived a great love for the sic$ man.3oe to him. and to this end am # sent to you. who had wounded him to death.3hat will the $ing give me as reward-.. who stood near the sanctuary.
seeing their faith. 'hen Jesus said! . and saw with his eyes. have mercy on this sic$ man and give him health. he as$ed his disciples. in order that this vain opinion which the common fol$ began to hold concerning him might be e0tinguished.#n the power of Beelzebub. and entered into the borders of Caesarea "hilippi. depart. he casts out the demons.Beware that never again you say such words. (nd when Jesus had said this.. + blessed 2ord our God. prince of the demons.. and was deprived of hearing. and Jesus having made prayer gave to all their health! whereupon on that day in Jerusalem the :oman soldiery. and with anger rebu$ed him.3oe to those who suffer themselves to be deceived of atan<. (nd he was fain to cast away "eter% whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him. for they brought all the sic$ fol$ whom they could gather together. saying! . "eter answered! . $nowing the reprobation. who cast him not away. raised his eyes to heaven and said! . saying! . son of God. who was come to visit his people.. blasphemy against the 1oly pirit is without remission in this and in the other world% because the wic$ed man of his own will reprobates himself. by the wor$ing of atan.?ou are Christ.(nd if your sons cast out atan with the scripture that olomon the prophet gave them. but again rebu$ed him saying! . how shall God have li$eness to man.Now. (fterwards Jesus departed and went into Galilee.But $now you not that God has created all things of nothing with one single word.. Jesus besought God for "eter.. 'he spirit departed and the dumb man spo$e. nor to 9li&ah whom he so loved. nor to any prophet. and others one of the old prophets. 3hereupon Jesus. how shall his $ingdom stand. 3hereupon every one was filled with fear.#f our God willed not to show himself to )oses his servant. atan be cast out.. (nd having said this. because you are the devil and see$ to cause me offences (nd he threatened the eleven.Begone and depart from me. saying that Jesus was the God of #srael.2ord God of our fathers. for # have won from God a great curse against those who believe this. saying! .(nd you% what say you that # am-.. and all men have had their origin out of a piece of clay. there was brought to him a demoniac who could not spea$ nor see. began to stir up the common people. 'hey said! . ome say that you are 9li&ah. in order that this people may $now that you have sent me. and saying! . Jesus answered! .3oe to you if you believe this. saying! . the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people. seeing you desire here every good without any evil. (s God lives. evil one. #hapter 71 . and house falls upon house.. will you thin$ that God should show himself to this faithless generation. others Jeremiah. the eleven and "eter weeping. "eter wept and said! . # have spo$en foolishly% beseech God that he pardon me. (nd the common people magnified him.'ruly # say to you that God will give you a place where you will have every evil without any good. from the man.3hat do men say of me-. they testify that # cast out atan in the power of God.2ord. because God would reprobate you<.9very $ingdom divided against itself destroys itself. but the scribes said! .#n the power of the name of God our 2ord. o be it. (nd having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart. 'hen was Jesus angry..God do with you. (nd having said this Jesus went out of the 'emple. #hapter 70 Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the "assover. so be it. #f in the power of atan. 3hereupon. 'hen Jesus said! .
# am now come to the world to prepare the way for the )essenger of God. and having caused the roof to be uncovered. but soon will be wic$ed one reveal himself. because # shall depart from the world. for your sins are forgiven you. 3hereupon every one answered! . and # am sure that God has heard my prayer. saying! . 9very one was offended hearing this. saying! . # say to this sic$ man! . said! . tell me. the holy God. and there shall not perish of you save he that lays snares for me.'ruly # say to you that atan desires to sift you as wheat% but # have besought God for you. not being able to get himself carried through the door. saying! . 'hen wept the apostles. whereby he shall be $nown of one elect of God.. and. and they said! . and so he will send his )essenger. wherefore will you forsa$e us. this is not the hour for you to $now him. saying! . neither be you fearful! for # have not created you. Jesus answered! . for many false prophets shall come. and when he shall be grown up he shall ta$e her in his hands. 3hereupon Jesus went out to them. 3hereupon with diligence sought they the sic$ and brought them to him. 'hen Jesus said! . having lifted up his hands. and shall destroy idolatry upon the earth.#n the name of the God of our fathers. who is he that should betray you-. and shall be by him manifested to the world. had himself let down by sheets in front of Jesus.ear not. that we may $now him.. 3ith tears drew near to Jesus he who writes this saying! . and # shall be $nown to be true% and he will e0ecute vengeance against those who shall say that # am more than man. the God of (braham and his sons.Jesus having arrived in his own country. (nd this having been said.+ master. but God alone forgives.+ Barnabas. and Joshua. 'ruly # say to you that the moon shall minister sleep to him in his boyhood. over whose head will rest a white cloud. 2et the world beware of casting him out because he shall slay the idolaters. nor is any man. and then he said! . and they all received their health.. brother. had himself carried up to the roof of the house in which Jesus was. the living God. but God our creator who has created you will protect you.(men. 'hen said (ndrew! . because the angel Gabriel said to him how that Judas had hand with the priests. But beware that you be not deceived. and a great prophet has God sent to us. 3herefore. who shall ta$e my words and contaminate my gospel. But as servant of God # can beseech him for the sins of others! and so # have besought him for this sic$ man. that never will die% having mercy upon them<. when my gospel shall be annulled. Jesus stood for a moment in hesitation. and reported to them all that Jesus spo$e.#t is much better that we should die than be forsa$en of you<. #hapter 7* (t night Jesus spo$e in secret with his disciples... rise up healed<. # am not able to forgive sins. 1e shall come with great power against the ungodly.1e will not come in your time. the true God.. (s for me. 'hereupon they magnified God. it was spread through all the region of Galilee how that Jesus the prophet was come to Nazareth. (nd when Jesus had said this the sic$ man rose up healed. who spared not the cities which they burnt. 'hen the common people besought Jesus that he would beseech God for the sic$ who stood outside.. insomuch that there shall be scarcely thirty faithful. beseeching him that he would touch them with his hands.(s God lives..2et not your heart be troubled. who shall bring salvation to the world. for many more were slain by )oses. (nd so great was the multitude that a certain rich man. but will come some years after you. sic$ of the palsy.God has visited us by his prophet. (nd this he said of Judas. that you may $now the truth.(nd who is this who forgives sins-. (nd it re&oices me because that through him our God shall be $nown and glorified. and glorified God. Jesus answered! . the servant of God.2ord God of hosts. (t that time God will have mercy on the world.+ master. and slew the children% for to an old wound . Jesus laid his hands upon the sic$ fol$. Jesus answered...)aster tell us some sign.
1e shall come with truth more clear than that of all the prophets.. for without thin$ing it is not possible to sin. in whose presence my soul stands.. that he sin not against God his creator. olomon sinned in thin$ing to invite all the creatures of God to a feast. $eep your heart-. which loves sin as he who has fever loves water. ( thousand shall fall on your left hand. e0amining his thoughts. if 1erod the $ing gave you a house to $eep in which he desired to dwell. in order that they may wal$ in my 2aw. as says the prophet olomon. 'hen how much less . (nd why does God cry by his prophet #saiah. . his enemy. '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$e other men. 6said7! # will dwell in them. so that they shall not come near you. .Can a mother forget the child of her womb. that if a man fear God he shall have victory over all.. with thoughts.'ruly # say to you. that when she forget.God shall give his angels charge over you. saying! 'a$e away your evil thoughts from my eyes. 3ith all your $eeping.But what shall # say. as says David his prophet! . that to ascend in one*s heart sets one in the valley of tears. enter there or place his goods in it. Now tell me. # will not forget you. it is necessary. 6so7 a fish corrected him by eating all that he had prepared. which shall teach you% and in your ways wherein you shall wal$ # will cause )y eye to rest upon you. 'he first is when he tempts by himself.. atan does 6the same7. . tell us how the ancient tempter lays wait for man.urely not.'ell me. that . 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.(ssuredly yes. that a man ought to do as the ban$er who e0amines money. truly # say to you the )essenger of God shall be come.# give to you understanding. would you let "ilate. and shall reprove him who use the world amiss.. 'ruly # say to you. when the husbandman plants the vineyard does he set the plants deep. prepare your soul for temptations. how 6did7 atan sin. that are come to fear the 2ord.#n four ways tempts that wic$ed one. for he will be against you as a dog that is chained. because God has heard my prayer.. and all the more according as he has in his favour the flesh of man. John answered! . not only for us. then. my son.#t is certain that he sinned in the thought he was more worthy than man.?ou. having for guard the angels and for protection the living God. #hapter 7'here have been and are in the world men who hold not thought for sin 6and7 who are in the greatest error. but for them that shall believe the gospel. #n planting sin 6he7 does not stop at the eye or the ear. 'ell me.(nd to what purpose 6does7 olomon say.urthermore. But fear not you. our God with great love promised to us by the same David to $eep us. all 6scripture spea$s7 against the evil thoughts with which sin is committed. .one applies fire. Now how cautious ought men to be. 'ruly # say to you. but passes into the heart... #hapter 7+ .1e has said by #saiah! . Jesus answered! . who shall fear atan.Nevertheless.+ master. Now tell me.But # say to you. and ten thousand on your right hand. our father David says. saying! . so that the devil shall not cause you to stumble. Not without cause. which is God*s dwelling. (s God lives. '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. as )oses his servant.. who shall $eep your ways.
. 'he first is to e0ercise yourselves much. which is his dwelling. But truly none that $new him and had wor$ for his hands went thither. .. and whether it is of due weight. 'he lord answered! . (h. 6how7 the ban$er considers 6his7 money. which he let out to three husbandman. and the second is to tal$ little! for idleness is a sin$ wherein is gathered every unclean thought.Certain it is that you shall pay me. and will therefore come to till my vines. to corrupt the flesh% 6thoughts7 of earthly love to corrupt the love of God. and man receives for it the eternal fires in his service. the first said! .2ord.No one. now. Because the first $new not how to cultivate the vineyard the vineyard brought forth only leaves. necessary not only your wor$ing should hold the body occupied.# tell you for an e0ample! 'here was a man who paid ill. in order that we may not <fall into temptation-. that one who pays ill% for he gives labour. therefore. that you has not as$ed counsel of my second vinedresser. . do you dwell alone in the world.place to find idle ones who are doing nothing. #t is not in any wise enough for any one to $now evil in order to escape it.'he good silver in the thought is piety. But the second left his vineyard uncultivated. 'he second taught the third how the vines ought to be cultivated% and he most e0cellently hear$ened to his words% and he cultivated his. 61e considers7 whether the image of Caesar is right.or it needs never to cease from prayer. as he told him. 3herefore he has gone forth from paradise.+ fool. +ur God has given you your heart to $eep. how is the e0amination of a thought li$e to 6that of7 a coin-. +bserve. said! *# will go to the mar$et. (ssuredly he sets to his labours those who stand in idleness whoever they be. 'ell me. and too much tal$ing is a sponge which pic$s up ini8uities. 6thoughts7 conformed to the world. mad world< 1ow prudent you are in your business% in the last day you will reprove and &udge the servants of God of negligence and carelessness. who is he who e0amines a thought as the ban$er a silver coin.* 'his man went forth from his house. and found many strangers who were standing in idleness.+ master. Jesus answered! . Bartholomew answered! .. insomuch that the vineyard of the third bore much. #t is. and goes in search of labourers. 1e turns it over much in his hand.ought you let atan enter into your heart. #hapter 70 'hen said James! . therefore. spending his time solely in tal$ing. wherefore none that $new him would go to till his fields. 3hereupon he. for without doubt your servants are more prudent than the servants of God. who $nows well how to cultivate the land. because every impious thought comes of the devil. but much more those who do not $now him.+ master. 'he right image is the e0ample of the holy ones and prophets. 3hen the time was come for paying the rent to the lord of the vineyard. but also that the soul be occupied with prayer.. and had no money. Jesus answered! . what ought we to do to thin$ little. # $now not how your vineyard ought to be cultivated! therefore # have not received any fruit this year. but it behoves to wor$ at good in order to overcome it. li$e a wic$ed man. whether the silver is good or false. 'o them he spo$e. 3hereupon the enemy will bring there impious thoughts against your neighbour. . #hapter 71 # tell you for an e0ample. which we ought to follow% and the weight of the thought is the love of God by which all ought to be done..'wo things are necessary for you. 1e is atan. or place his thoughts 6in your heart7. 'here was a man who had three vineyards. and led them to his vineyard.
seeing it is all one soil.?es... for # will not that you wor$ longer at my vineyard% it is enough for you that # give you your debt. but he needs must sweat a shirt every day who wills to ma$e it bring forth its fruit. not only wiliest not to go. 1ow then can it be that the vineyard # let out to him should not have borne fruit.(nd having said this he condemned him to wor$ in prison until he should pay his lord% who moved with pity at his simplicity liberated him. 3hereupon the lord called the third and with wonder said! . would not he be mad-.... but. which is worse. saying! . taught you perfectly to cultivate the vineyard which # let out to you. that it li$es not clear water to drin$. but with his hands should choose unclean things and eat those. (nd having called his servants he had him beaten without any mercy. if one were sitting at table and with his eyes beheld delicate meats. my vinedresser< 3here are the fruits that you owe me.. and with your wor$s choose the miseries of hell. the vines are not cultivated by tal$ing only. Brave soldier. that with your understanding $now heaven. the vineyard that # let out to you must needs have borne much fruit. (nd then he put him into prison under the $eeping of a cruel servant who beat him every day. .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. and not only wor$s not well. (gainst them even the stones shall cry out. #hapter 73 . and with your hands choose earth% with your understanding $now God.3hen you preached to others. since you $now well how to prune the vines.2ord. . . that if he had put into practice his own words. 'he third answered! . and with your affection desire the world% with your understanding $now the delights of paradise.+ lord. to be a thousand times despised and abhorred< since our God by his holy prophets has ever willed to grant it to $now the way to go to his country and his rest! but you. 6while7 # who cannot tal$ so much have given you the rent for two years. 'he second answered! . if he does nothing but waste the time in tal$ing. + wor$ers of ini8uity. that on the day of &udgment many shall say to God! . that all $nowledge has for end that wisdom which wor$s all it $nows. your vineyard is bac$ward because # have not pruned the wood nor wor$ed up the soil% but the vineyard has not borne fruit. that leaves the sword and carries the scabbard to fight< Now. is li$e to him who should use the gifts as instruments to slay the giver. wic$ed one. + man.(ssuredly. not only to see the light.'ruly # say to you.Begone. saying! . But he who receives wisdom. 'ell me.2ord. he would have given you the rent of the vineyard for five years. employs it for evil. 'he lord was wroth.. to whom the lord said! . and never was willing to set him free for prayers of his friends. in order that he may pass safely to the inn+ miserable world. with your own tongue you condemned yourselves.+ mad beyond all madmen are you. to whom # let out the second vineyard. $now you not that he who wal$s by night desires light. but. have despised the light< 'rue is the proverb of the camel.(s God lives..?ou said to me that this man. said the disciples. . o does the ungodly who wor$s ill% for he hates the light lest his evil wor$s should be $nown.. 'hen Jesus said! .ure it is.(nd so you have wrought a great wor$ in not cutting away the wood and levelling the vineyard. said Jesus. #hapter 77 'ruly # say to you. which is worse.'ell me. but rather to see the good road.. wherefore there is owing to you a great reward<.. . we have preached and taught by your 2aw. now has our God given us the 2aw for $nowing or for wor$ing. (nd how shall your vineyard of your vinedresser bear fruit. + lord. so # cannot pay you. because it desires not to see its own ugly face. and said with scorn to the vinedresser. assuredly.3elcome. + lord. 'he second came.
then is it good not to $now. man without eyes. that God had not compassion on the fall of atan. (nd so if God shall find a man who for love of him wor$s good. 9ven so.+ master. and when you sit down. .No. if not sooner. 'ruly. as are the nations. our country. for 6the writing7 is to you for a prophet. unhappy he who despises wisdom.... # 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. # tell you. by serving God well! &ust as it is necessary that he who has his eyes diseased should be guided and helped.or every nation has this desire to serve God. it is good not to learn. so that it ought to be studied. it is a good thing to leave learning aside. that bread is not so good for the temporal life as is learning for the eternal life. But concerning such as $now not the prophet. yet is it not e0tinguished. God will show him and give him his 2aw with mercy. (nd of the 2aw says God! ee that my precept be before your eyes. but inserted in his heart a light that should show to him that it is fitting to serve God.(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 you not that it is a precept of God to learn. (nd let this suffice you to $now the unhappy condition of him who $nows good and does evil.'ruly # say to you. for he is sure to lose eternal life. . and giving to his neighbour that which he would receive from others. 'ruly # say to you. he found among such unfruitful plants a plant that had delicate fruits. and the soul without understanding. 'hen said (ndrew! . # tell you that if there shall live in those regions any man who lives as his heart shall show him. +h. nor (braham% nevertheless they became holy ones and prophets. truly.+ master. though they have lost God and serve false and lying gods. "erhaps you thin$ that God has given the 2aw for love of the 2aw. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . but yet 6had compassion on the fall of (dam%. not doing to others that which he would not receive from others. then.. that our God shall preserve from the flames of hell those who wor$ righteousness%.(ssuredly this is not true. wheresoever they be. Jesus answered! . (ccordingly it is necessary that a man be taught of the prophets of God. as he was wal$ing out one day through such desert land.. we $now that Job learned not from a master. surely. #hapter 79 James answered! . 'ruly # say to you that our God in creating man not only created him righteous. 3hereupon this man said! .'heir doctrine is written down. and they shall teach you. # say to you that he who despises the prophecy despises not only the prophet. you may now $now. James answered! . and at all times meditate thereon. but despises also God who has sent the prophet. (nd so. 3herefore at death. so as not to fall into such condition.'ruly # say to you.or thus says God! (s$ of your elders. 3herefore. Now $now you not that the prophets of God are in the house of God*s grace and mercy. even if this light be dar$ened after sin.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.. and so have the 2aw of God manifest in them! as David our father says on this matter! 'he 2aw of his God is in his heart% therefore his path shall not be digged up. (nd having called his servants he made them dig it up and set it in his garden. such a man shall not be forsa$en of the mercy of God. 3hether..#f the world is good without the sun. for they have clear the light to teach the way to go to paradise. shall he perhaps despise him. that he who is of the bridegroom*s house does not need to be invited to the marriage. because he dwells in the house where the marriage is held% but they that are far from the house. but rather has God given his 2aw in order that man might wor$ good for love of God. and when you wal$.. but rather will he love him more than those to whom he has given the 2aw.
.Noah truly found grace before God. 3hereupon Jesus being wearied with the &ourney. it is a greater sin to forget the word of God. how writes )oses.+ woman. for you have had five husbands. even as the fire burns dry things and converts them into fire. Now tell me. Jesus answered! .2ord.(nd at the time of the flood. for they $new that God slew @zzah for having wrongly touched the ar$ of God.. if you $new who he is that as$s you for drin$.'he disciples trembled hearing this. being an 1ebrew. with (nanias.. or #shmaelite. Jesus says to the woman! . 'he woman answered! .. 2ot abode among the most wic$ed men on earth. cythian. but whosoever drin$s of the water that # give has thirst no more% but to them that have thirst give they to drin$.# have no husband. insomuch that they come to eternal life. but in learning how to wor$ well. whereby he offers you eternal life.Give me to drin$..3ell have you said the truth. are you not ashamed that you.. ma$ing no difference between Jew.Now. 'hen Jesus said! . (nd they said! . and studies not but forgets the service of God who has made all things... nor rope. 9arly on the morning of a certain day. and )isael.+ 2ord. but they have despised me. a woman of amaria comes to the well to draw water. thirst comes to him again. for he made and worshipped false idols. as$ drin$ of me which am a amaritan woman-. (nd.)ost grievous would be such a sin. 'hen said the woman! .3oe to the world that studies only to please a body that is clay and dung. + James. perhaps you would have as$ed of him for drin$. and to both of you # will give to drin$.Now how should you give me to drin$. because where God has sent the prophet it is necessary entirely to deny your own &udgment and to follow the prophet.. and he whom you now have is not your husband.#hapter 30 . Jesus answered! . who is blessed for evermore. and the well is deep-. seeing you have no vessel to draw the water.* Now what said God to )oses when #srael despised )oses. ma$ing no difference between olive and cypress and palm% even so our God has mercy on every one that wor$s righteously. upon the stone of the well.. Jesus arrived near the well which Jacob made and gave to Joseph his son. 'he woman said! . # pray! the 1ebrews ma$e prayer on mount ion in the 'emple built . hereby perceive # that you are a prophet% therefore tell me. #hapter 31 'ell me.. Gree$. (nd having said this Jesus made prayer% and after the prayer he said! . (zarias.'hey have not despised you. 'hus God commands.(s God lives. 'he woman was confounded hearing this. who is that servant of 1erod who would not study to please him by serving him with all diligence. and not to say! *3hy says he thus.'omorrow we needs must pass into amaria%. Daniel as a child. and said! .. Jesus answered! .3hy does he thus forbid and command-* But say! *'hus God wills. 'ruly # say to you. where dwelt Job but in @z among idolaters. 'he woman answered! .'ell me. +ur father (braham had a father without faith. for so has said to me the holy angel of God.'ell me. 1e says! . give me of this your water. that man ought to spend all the time of his life not in learning how to spea$ or to read. (s God lives.Go call your husband.+ woman. Jesus answered! . wherewith he made all things. But let not your heart stop there. whoever drin$s of the water of this well. were ta$en captive by Nebuchadnezzar in such wise that they were but two years old when they were ta$en% and they were nurtured among the multitude of idolatrous servants. lo. (nd so he sat himself down by the well. would it have been a great sin of the priests if when they were carrying the ar$ of the testimony of God they had let it fall to the ground. sent his disciples to the city to buy food.
+ woman. 'hen answered he who writes! .. shall by the )essiah be reduced to every year in every place. they said! . 'he woman answered! .. 'he disciples answered! .or the promise of God was made in Jerusalem.. and say that there and nowhere else 6men7 find grace and mercy of God. . the 'emple of the 2ord.3hy spea$ you thus with a amaritan woman%-.'here has not been here any other than the woman whom you saw. which now comes every hundred years. (nd lifting up his eyes. 'ruly. 'hen Jesus re&oiced.+ 2ord. Jesus answered! . ?et no one said to him! .# must eat other food. 3hereupon Jesus said! . 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 $now the coming of the )essiah%."erhaps some wayfarer has spo$en with Jesus and has gone to find him food. you amaritans worship that which you $now not./now you. when the woman was departed. 3hereupon. #hapter 3* 'hen Jesus gave a sigh and wept. + woman. who brought this empty vessel to fill it with water. but rather the word of God. how the mountain is white with corn% truly # say to . woman. and mercy received..?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.1as there been any one here. 2ord.. o far as # see. Judea. and in every place it will be possible to worship him in truth. a time will come that God will give his mercy in another city.'he 'emple of the 2ord. (nd thus we. (nd they 8uestioned him who writes this %. in the 'emple of olomon. Jesus said! . (nd our people worship on these mountains. but we 1ebrews worship that which we $now. have been forty days and forty nights% without any food. (nd God in every place will have accepted true prayer with mercy.. Jesus answered! . and not elsewhere. insomuch that the year of &ubilee. Jesus answered! .# am indeed sent to the 1ouse of #srael as a prophet of salvation% but after me shall come the )essiah. + Barnabas.. A he answered! . Jesus said! . for you glory. sent of God to all the world% for whom God has made the world.by olomon in Jerusalem.3oe to you.)aster. saying! . (nd turning to the woman he said! . #hapter 3+ 3hilst the woman was tal$ing with Jesus came his disciples.. awaiting the issue of the words of Jesus. and so in spirit and in truth must he be worshipped. 'he woman said! .. (nd so for this reason the holy angels eat not.. saying! . But believe me. and say that only on the mountains of amaria ought worship to be made. come and eat. 'hen the disciples stood amazed. and said! . 'hen said the disciples one to another! .. by his will.?es. (nd then through all the world will God be worshipped. and marvelled that Jesus was spea$ing so with a woman. that God is spirit and truth. that the )essiah must come-.2oo$ now. perhaps you are the )essiah.3e loo$ for the )essiah% when he comes he will teach us. )oses and 9li&ah and yet another. 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 $now how to find grace and mercy before God. saying! . # say to you.. but live nourished only by the will of God.1ow far off is the harvest%-. .'hree months. who might have brought food to the master-. 'hen the woman left her waterpot and ran to the city to announce all that she had heard from Jesus..
. in every good wor$ he that fears God ought to separate himself from the wor$s of the world.+ master.'his night shall be in the time of the )essiah.Believe me that if he shall be offended when you ma$e him wait. while you are ma$ing prayer. for you have created us. 'hen Jesus said! . 3hen they were come thither they besought Jesus to abide with them% and he entered into the city and abode there two days. (nd then he pointed to the multitude who had come to see him.or the woman having entered into the city had moved all the city. said Jesus.No. the &ubilee every year that now comes every hundred years..# confess you our God alone. . and we are the wor$s of your hand. Jesus answered! . teach us some precepts this night. because in your infinite goodness you are not sub&ect to motion nor to any accident. .3e believe more in his words and miracles than we do in what you said% for he is indeed a holy one of God.or this desires the devil. so as not to corrupt the good wor$.. 'hen Jesus said! . assuredly% but you would be comforted at seeing your friend in favour with the $ing. a prophet sent for the salvation of those that shall believe on him. whereupon they have become at that time abominable in the sight of God. and said! . for no one is so mad as to do this thing.. 'he disciples answered! .#t is most true. 'ell me. and therefore each time let us say! .. Jesus said! . said Jesus. that God should be forsa$en for man. in that we have made prayer in union with the )essenger of God. and teaching concerning the $ingdom of God%..)aster. 2ord. #s it then right that you should leave spea$ing with God in order to spea$ with man. #s this true-. . Bartholomew said%! . nor shall ever have end% for by your mercy gave you to all things their beginning. he is a good servant of the evil.. mighty and merciful. (fter the prayer of midnight% the disciples came near to Jesus. and while praying have mingled with their prayer worldly business. healing all the sic$.'ruly # say to you.because with the service of God they mingle the service of the world.?es. (s God lives. A'hen said the citizens to the woman! . uffer him to wait. 'herefore # will not that we sleep. saying! . assuredly. #hapter 31aving made the prayer. believe me he will not be a friend of yours nor a believer.+ men. 'he disciples re&oiced greatly at hearing this.% and she recounted to them all that she had heard from Jesus. bowing our head a hundred times. but let us ma$e prayer. 'hey answered! . because you have more reverence for God than for him.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. )essenger of God.'a$e care not to do so. and found him spea$ing into 1erod*s ears.you. that today there is a great harvest %to be reaped.1ave you ever seen dung mi0ed with balsam-. but rather an unbeliever and a companion of atan. 'hen the disciples trembled.#s it right that your friend should for this cause be offended. to spea$ of worldly things. 3ould you be willing then. o much so that many of blameless life have been deceived of atan.#f he shall be offended. and by your &ustice you shall give to all an end% that has no li$eness among men.. if you went to spea$ with a stable boy of 1erod%.But what if he shall be offended and go his way. 'ell me. 1ave mercy on us. But what do you when you are ma$ing prayer. for every worldly word becomes dung of the devil upon the soul of him that spea$s. that has not had beginning. Jesus answered! .. who is blessed for evermore. because he spo$e with vehemence of spirit% and they said! . . would you be offended if he made you to wait-* No. when he see that we spea$ not with him-. do you ta$e care that no unclean thing touch you. that every one when he prays spea$s with God.?ou wash your soul from sins through the mercy of God.. come and see a new prophet sent of God to the 1ouse of #srael. doing reverence to our God. . and finish the prayer.. when you wash yourselves for prayer.Now # tell you that there be in the world greater madmen. what shall we do if when we are ma$ing prayer a friend shall come to spea$ to us-. (nd # have heard his voice. and he said to them! .
&ust as one rarely finds a good physician who $nows the sic$nesses and understands to apply the medicines thereto.or the friend will not suffer contradiction against him whom he supremely loves. so also are friends rare who $now the faults and understand how to guide to good. . 'hen said )atthew! .. not his fine person.. But love him as a gift that God has given you. . spea$s well. and shall hate his own body as a cruel enemy.# will say to you as said olomon %the prophet. #hapter 31 . for 6so7 shall you be an idolater.1e does well.. such is the $ey of paradise.(ssuredly this is impossible. there are friends who invite and aid their friend to err. 'ruly # say to you. and so shall you easily find the true friend! if he above all things shall fear God. for that in truth they are enemies and slayers of the soul. he even becomes his companion. /now you what friend means. how he despises earthly things. even as the sun that always see$s to chase away the dar$ness.3hat ought he to do. .But tell me. because he serves God. o shall you do with your friend that is worse than you! in those things wherein he is an offence to you. but is easily lost. even as he wills to correct you. one be your friend. leave him if you would not be left of the mercy of God. whosoever see$s to hinder him.3hen a man wor$s ill or tal$s ill. who sails it so long as he perceives it to be profitable. holy one.# will tell you% because he is a creature of God. Beware that you receive not such men for friends.+ught he to forsa$e him-. 'haddaeus answered! . and shall despise the vanities of the world% if he shall be always occupied in good wor$s. whose end shall be li$e to their villainy.(nd # tell you on the contrary that when one wor$s well or. Beware. be you cautious. how he loves good wor$s. that is not easily found. and above all how he hates his own flesh. But loo$ how he fears God. what does such an one-. for you shall be easily deceived. he serves the devil. and all that God has created is good and perfect.2et your friend be such that. not his fine clothing. Jesus answered! . 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. Nor yet shall you love such a friend in such wise that your love stay in him. .#hapter 30 .But what shall # say to you now. Jesus said! . But the friend is a singular thing. and choose not for friend one who loves not him whom you love. nor yet his fine words. if one go to correct him. but rather as enemy of God.or the devil attends to nought else but to hinder every good thing. + master. that he who has found a true friend has found one of the delights of paradise% no. (ccordingly..riend means nothing but physician of the soul%. not his fine lineage. who always see$s to hinder evil. 'he disciples answered! .1e ought to do as the mariner does with the ship.'ruly # say to you.But if perhaps a man shall have a friend who is not such as you have said. . But herein is an evil. and hinder such wor$. 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.'hen shall we not be able to love any one. under prete0t of aught that is not better.. what is worse. (nd so. that it is not lawful for you to hate anything save only sin! insomuch that you cannot hate even atan as creature of God. not $nowing how to love himself. not his fine house. and friend of God! . even so again it may content him that you forsa$e him for the service of God. see that you consider first. Jesus answered! . no.. said Jesus. 'herefore when you choose you one for friend 4for truly he is supremely poor who has no friend at all5. but when he sees it to be a loss forsa$es it. whoever hates the creature hates also the creator. not his fine family. /now you wherefore. so he may receive correction% and even as he wills that you should leave all things for love of God.+f a thousand whom you $now. for so shall God adorn 6him7 with greater favour.
in that you have spo$en thus. "eter. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! .. 3herefore.3oe to the world because of offences. to him shall it be forgiven. But yet woe to that man through whom the offence comes. you shall not eat at the same table whereat he sits. and shall bear no fruit. saying! . even times a day-.. and therefore you shall not dwell under the same roof whereunder he dwells. . if God helped you not with his grace you would be worse than he. put off fleshly prudence and straightway you shall find the truth.. go and correct him. than to go into hell wise.'o such has God given the sword for the e0tirpation of ini8uity. so bear with others. and olomon. Jesus answered! .. and poor. # shall do tomorrow worse than all that he has done today. Joshua. #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. "eter. David."eter. amuel. and the tiller for the ship. 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. Believe me. + master-. things of wood are burned with fire% but man is amended with mercy. (nd having said this. how must # do this. cast it from you as a man casts away everything that hinders his sight. Jesus called "eter close to him. but seventy times seven you shall forgive him every day% for he that forgives.#f your brother shall sin against you.+ "eter. and he that helps you to wor$ is your foot. 'hen said he who writes this! . Jesus reproved him. count him for an unbeliever.?ou are become foolish. "eter answered! . #hapter 33 . . "eter! 'hose earthen pots wherein the poor coo$ their food they wash them. with few wor$s. #f he amend. 'ruly # say to you. . #f your eye be an offence to you. when you shall correct your brother you shall say to yourself! . do li$ewise% for it is better that you go into the $ingdom of heaven with one foot or with one hand. for truly # say to you that every time you shall correct your brother with mercy you shall receive mercy of God.#f God help me not.or he that teaches you is your eye. you shall be rigorously punished by the &ustice of God. and he that ministers aught to you is your hand.Not only seven. re&oice. imon. because all the world lies in wic$edness. and so many others who passed &udgment. with great wor$s. 9verything that may hinder you from serving God. #f your hand or your foot offend you. as the prince is necessary for the state.2ord. for you have gained your brother% but if he shall not amend go and call afresh two witnesses and correct him afresh% and if he shall not amend. and rich.No. 3herefore when such are to you an occasion of sin leave them% for it is better for you to go into paradise ignorant. the bit for the horse. and your words shall bear some fruit% but if you shall do it with rigour. (nd for what cause did God give )oses. "eter said! . and said to him! A . >essels are bro$en in pieces with iron. Jesus answered! .(s many times as you would fain be forgiven by him. assuredly% but rather with hot water.or it is better that you go with one eye only into paradise than with both of them into hell. "eter answered! ..3oe to princes< for they shall go to hell. + Barnabas.But beware that you hold not yourself for better% rather shall you say thus! . 'ell me. pluc$ it out. with stones and iron hammers. called "eter! said .. and he that condemns shall be condemned.. that the bath is not so necessary for the body. go and tell it to the church% and if he shall not then amend.#hapter 37 ...1ow many times must # forgive my brother.1ow must # correct him-. perhaps.Certain it is that in a short time # shall be dismembered.#n the way that you yourself would fain be corrected (nd as you would fain be borne with. #t needs must be that the offence come. than with two hands and two feet go into hell.
more alms.#n that hour that the sinner shall fast. 'hey answered! . # for my part will not remember any more his ini8uities. gave to him before aught else the faith which is as it were a li$eness of God and of all that God has done and said. 'hen Jesus said! . and so they are damned."art we understand. 'hen said John! .'ruly # say to you. 3herefore this have many accomplished.. in order that the whole body may not become putrefied.. 3hereupon Jesus answered! ...'hen said he who writes this! .#t is time that we say the prayer of the dawn. condemning and pardoning-. (nd so the faithful by faith sees all things. Jesus answered! . the mighty and merciful.. even as the father commands a putrefied member to be cut off from his son.'hat many who have made prayer with fastings are damned.aith is a seal whereby God seals his elect! which seal he gave to his )essenger. for love of God. ma$e prayer. is the gate of hell. how shall we abandon the . because they understood not the meaning.3herefore. Jesus answered! .. and he opened his mouth and said! Draw near. they are not able to repent for love of God.1ow long must # wait for my brother to repent-. so long as he has a soul beneath his teeth to breathe.'each us. how ought &udgment to be given. and $new that you yourselves were sinners. Jesus answered! . 'hereupon . and having washed themselves made prayer to our God.. said Jesus. 3herefore God.3ait for your brother as long as God waits for him. that the hypocrites and the Gentiles ma$e more prayers. #hapter 90 3hen the prayer was done.. at whose hands every one that is elect has received the faith. o long as you would be waited for. for today will # spea$ to you of all that you have as$ed. and are damned eternally. But he said! . wherefore faith ought especially to be guarded with diligence.#f you had sound understanding.Neither will they understand this. Jesus answered! . . and part not. Jesus said! . . that the sinner ought to be waited for that he may repent.Now.or even as God is one.3herefore.Not every one is a &udge! for to the &udge alone it appertains to condemn others.3hich is the part that you understand not-. 'hen said John! .Now. Believe me that by faith are saved all the elect of God. Do you understand-. But he ta$es pains with all diligence to bring faith to nought. and the safest course will be to abandon the ....#n that hour that the sinner shall bewail his sins. Jesus answered! .. 'hen was "eter sad. no rather he incites unbelievers thereto.. better than one sees with his eyes% because the eyes can err% no they do almost always err% but faith errs never. . you would not thin$ ever to cut off your heart from mercy to the sinner. said "eter. rather the ..Not every one will understand this% wherefore spea$ to us more plainly. his disciples again drew near to Jesus. John. do alms. (nd so # tell you plainly.3herefore. of the faith.. (nd it is certain that without faith it is impossible for any one to please God. for it has for foundation God and his word. seeing that the . and go on pilgrimage. alms and pilgrimages.No. Jesus answered! . (nd the &udge ought to condemn the guilty.3herefore. 3hereupon they arose.or so does our God wait for him. for he ta$es pleasure in seeing man wor$ without receiving pay. . #hapter 39 "eter said! . so is the faith one. 'he disciples answered! . + Barnabas. # will forgive him. "eter answered! . But because they have not faith. God said not! . 3herefore atan see$s not to bring to nothing fastings and prayer. and more fasts than do the friends of God.. drove men out of "aradise and changed atan from a most beautiful angel into a horrible devil. who is blessed for evermore.3ait for him so long as he has time to repent. and the others also.. seeing that it is the gate of $nowledge-. having created before all things his )essenger.
God has so said.priest should ride in procession. that you should say. according to his word. saying . brother<* A+n that day. 'hen. according to the Boo$ of )oses. Jesus marvelled greatly.. it is necessary against every temptation to strengthen yourself with this word. for God has no human similitude.3herefore have you made me to hold water and not to contain balsam-. + God! wherefore have you so done-. hall the earthen vessel. to believe 6whatever7 Jesus said. and 6he7 said to his disciples! . + man. o at this everyone was 8uieted% and having laid down their arms they all embraced one another. . and we ought to resort to him. but they were not 8uietened. and 1erod rode in a similar manner. ome said that Jesus was God come to the world% others said! *No.God so wills. near the hour of midday. (nd when he had said this.or two days they sought him in the wilderness near to 6the7 Jordan. and the third day they found him. 'he :oman soldiery. for Jesus is alive. and they began to do him reverence.. and as$ him to give testimony of himself. three armies assembled in )izpeh. we. with the holy name of God. it was necessary that the high. on his forehead. clothed in his priestly robes. the governor and the high. saying that Jesus was God come to visit them.* 'his 6sedition7 arose because of the great miracles which Jesus did. who 6also7 rode forth to find Jesus. #hapter 9* (t this time. therefore.orty Days all Judea was in arms. as to God. 6had7 gone to )ount inai with Jesus."erhaps atan has raised sedition in Judea.John $ept silence. this war 6has been7 aroused by the wor$ of atan. 1erod spo$e to them. and then believe him. saying! . + our God<. and the brother against the brother. say to its ma$er! .priest offered great rewards to whoever should come 6forward and7 announce where Jesus was to be found.3herefore have you so said.Brothers. 3hen this was past. perhaps. . and forgot to ta$e food to eat.. 'hen everyone. and when they $new him they began to cry out! . crying with great gladness 6over and over7 . small and great.+ur God comes<. o great 6was the7 sedition 6that7 arose.3hen you $now that God has said a thing. the crowd drew near. 'ruly # say to you. in order to 8uiten the sedition of the people. each one of two hundred thousand men that bare sword. but he is a son of God*% and others said! *No. 'o 8uiet the people. went out from the city to see Jesus.priest rode forth and sent a messenger to 1erod. that near the . who are you. 3hen they 6saw7 this. + Jerusalem% prepare you to receive him< (nd he testified that he had seen Jesus near to 6the7 Jordan. Jesus drew near to the river Jordan. for the women 6carried7 their children in their arms. to go to Jerusalem. the teta gramaton 4sic5. )ay it please God to ta$e away from atan the dominion which he has over sinners. when he 4with his disciples5 was purifying himself for prayer. seeing the multitude which covered the ground with people. and therefore does not beget sons% but Jesus of Nazareth is a prophet of God. (nd he was seen by one of them who believed Jesus to be God.% for so doing you shall live safely.priest spo$e.3elcome to you. 'hen.% . so that the city was left empty. 6had7 stirred up the 1ebrews. #hapter 91 (t this time there was a great disturbance throughout Judea because of Jesus. he reached the city 6and7 moved the whole city saying! +ur God comes. when Jesus added! .% . by the word of the holy angel. 'he governor and the high. through the operation of atan. o has God done. 'hen the governor and the high. every one laid this in his heart.orgive me. 'here Jesus 6and7 his disciples $ept the forty days. such that the son was against the father. Jesus gave a great groan and said! . and the governor "ilate. saying to one another! *.
and # call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. and do you pray for us. + madmen. that # am more than man. in calling me. that you will be content to remove the sedition which is arisen on your account. . deceived of atan<. but he was wishful to bow himself down and worship Jesus. and the people being 8uieted from their weeping."erhaps they also are become mad.or man is li$e a shop. priest of the living God< in not against our God<. born of a woman. + a thousand times accursed atan. (nd having said this. having lifted his hand in to$en of silence.or some say you are God. so passed into oblivion.. .. + wretched Judea. when Jesus cried out! . and they made a circle round about Jesus. (nd having said this. 'hen Jesus said! . Jesus smote his face with both his hands. for God wor$s good in man.. li$e other men. sub&ect to the common miseries. that # am a stranger to all that men have said of me. (nd # fear that God may for this give heavy plague upon the holy city.'hat which you say is true. whereupon arose such a noise of weeping that none could hear what Jesus was saying. 3hen the governor arrived there.or # am a man. and some say you are a prophet.priest. )ay it please God that there come not upon the holy city great vengeance for this sin.Beware of that which you do. # am come here with the :oman governor and $ing 1erod. 'hen said the priest! . every one dismounted. But tell me. and you + $ing. to wit. and call to witness everything that dwells upon the earth. Jesus said again! . #hapter 9+ 'hen Jesus.)ay God pardon us. with 1erod and the priest. + #sraelites. 'hen said the governor and 1erod! . 'he priest answered! . 3hereupon when God shall come to &udge. + high priest of God. whereby he perceived that there were coming the governor with 1erod and the high. sub&ect to the &udgment of God. wherein whoever enters with his consent wor$s and sells therein. Jesus saw a great multitude of horsemen. Jesus drew near to the priest with reverence. you have greatly sinned. he spo$e once more! . + priest. for # fear 6that7 the earth shall open and devour me with you for your abominable words<. a man. + governor.# confess before heaven. (t this the people were filled with terror and began to weep. in whose presence my soul stands. suffering the miseries of eating and sleeping.Now is Judea so greatly moved over your signs and your teaching that they cry out that you are God% wherefore. sub&ect to the &udgment of God% that live here li$e as other men.'ruly you have erred greatly.. 3hereupon once more he lifted up his hand in to$en of silence%. . ir.. of cold and heat. you say this because you are strangers to our 2aw! for if you read the testament and covenant of our God you would see that )oses . my words li$e a sword shall pierce each one 6of them7 that believe me to be more than man.(re you also perhaps. why have you not 8uieted this sedition. said! . gone out of your mind. 3e pray you therefore from our heart. that # am a stranger to all that you have said% seeing that # am man. #hapter 9(nd having said this.Get from before me. constrained by the people. Jesus answered! . handing it over in servitude to strangers%. insomuch that the soldiery could not $eep bac$ the people that were desirous to hear Jesus spea$ing with the priest. with the 2aw of God.1ave the prophecies. born of mortal woman. in saying what you have said. your God. # confess before heaven. some say you are son of God. (s God lives. even as atan wor$s evil.(nd you. Jesus answered! . that has moved you to this<. it is impossible that man should do that which you do% wherefore we understand not that which you say.
o is it. . Joshua made the sun to stand still. 2ord our God. seeing he is incorporeal and uncomposed. Jesus. . o is it written.3e have sinned. and that there is not any other god but he..(men.. the priest said with a loud voice! . that our God in his anger should not give it over to be trodden down of the nations.born.with a rod made the water turn into blood..#t is written there that our God by his word alone has created all things. this is my faith wherewith # shall come to your &udgment! in testimony against every one that shall believe the contrary. (nd they prayed Jesus. ... without variableness. forasmuch as he eats not.#t is written there how that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him. (nd # have had a beginning. +f these things # have wrought none. the dew into tempest. and said! . o is it. #hapter 90 (ccordingly the governor and the priest and the $ing prayed Jesus that in order to 8uiet the people he should mount up into a lofty place and spea$ to the people. (nd of 9li&ah every one confesses that he is a man.. . who in the power of God have wrought things which cannot be grasped by the minds of those who $now not our God.. o said olomon the prophet. (nd 6in li$e manner7 very many other prophets. who is blessed for evermore.:epent. . said the priest. when all #srael passed over there dry shod% and he said with a loud voice! . having lifted up his hands. and opened the sea. so that everyone might hear! . (nd turning himself towards the people. 'hen went up Jesus on to one of the twelve stones which Joshua made the twelve tribes ta$e up from the midst of Jordan%. . Jesus said! . and 6am7 such that # cannot create a fly over again.2et our priest go up into a high place whence he may confirm my words. (nd of )oses. said the priest. almighty and merciful.. prayed for the holy city and for the people of God.9ven so it is. truly. 9li&ah made fire to come visibly down from heaven.2ord our God. for from all that of which the priest has said that it is written in the Boo$ of )oses. o be it. son of )ary. and the light into dar$ness. that he would pray for the safety of the holy city..# am Jesus.+ Jesus. and opened the Jordan.#t is written there that God has no need. which # have not done... having lifted up his hands.9ven so is it written therein. he slew the first. and rain. against you% have mercy upon us. every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. friends of God. and shall have an end. Jesus said! . #hapter 91 3hen the prayer was ended. Jesus said! . 'hereupon Jesus. Jesus answered! .% and suffers not from any deficiency.. the covenant of God for ever. ... for we need to $now who you are. 1e made the frogs and mice to come into 9gypt%. holy men. tay. . every one. every one crying! . replied the priest. and does all that pleases him. for the 8uieting of our nation. 'hereupon the priest went up thither% to whom Jesus said distinctly. 'hen Jesus. said the priest. seeing that our God is infinite. 'hereupon the people raised their voices weeping. he said! . Jesus said! .#t is written in the testament and covenant of the living God that our God has no beginning. said! . Jesus said! . which # have not yet done. (nd of Joshua every one confesses that he is a dead man at this present. wherein he drowned "haraoh%.. mortal as are other men. which covered the ground. the dust into fleas. neither shall he ever have an end. 'he priest answered! ..#t is written there that God is invisible and hidden from the mind of man.#t is written there that our God is everywhere.. who stri$es down and ma$es whole.. you may perceive your sin% for. said the priest. sleeps not.. that # am a visible man and a morsel of clay that wal$s upon the earth.
#t is &ust that he who will not believe in the truth to his salvation should believe in a lie to his damnation. whereof # ma$e you a present. and your word shall be true. and shall bring to the world the mercy of God. but there shall come a great number of false prophets. for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul. insomuch that scarcely shall there remain thirty faithful ones! whereupon God will have mercy upon the world. Jesus answered! . 1e shallbring with him the mercy of God for salvation of them that shall believe in him.or every li$e loves his li$e. . insomuch that whoever shall bless you shall be blessed. 3hen # shall send you into the world # shall send you as my )essenger of salvation. but shall be $ept inviolate by God. wherefore # pray you in the name of all Judea and #srael that you for love of God should tell us in what wise the )essiah will come. # am not the )essiah whom all the tribes of the earth e0pect. holy one of God. and a great multitude of creatures. and placed it in a celestial splendour. 3herefore # say to you.#t is true that God has so promised. who shall come to announce to us that which God wills.. . for he is made before me.#n your seed will # bless all the tribes of the earth.'he name of the )essiah is admirable.(s God lives. and what sign shall reveal his coming-. #hapter 97 Jesus answered! . but indeed # am not he.. as can be seen in the time of )icaiah and Jeremiah. even as God promised to our father (braham. 'he priest answered! . # have received grace and mercy from God to see him.3ait )uhammad% for your sa$e # will to create paradise. with the governor and the $ing. and shall come after me.1ow is it a &ust &udgment of God that such impious men should come-. 1erod answered! . (nd that which gives me consolation is that his faith shall have no end. for so has God promised to (braham our father. + Jesus.or atan shall raise them up by the &ust &udgment of God.. who shall destroy every false opinion of me. seeing that we will write to the sacred :oman senate in such wise that by imperial decree none shall any more call you God or son of God..3ith your words # am not consoled. in whose presence my soul stands. But when God shall ta$e me away from the world. Jesus answered! .. and they shall hide themselves under the prete0t of my gospel. whereat # sorrow. and blessed is he who shall believe his words. insomuch that .By your words and signs at any rate we believe you to be a prophet and an holy one of God. God said! . by ma$ing the impious believe that # am God and son of God. and will send his )essenger for whom he has made all things who shall come from the south with power. .. 'he priest answered! . Jesus answered! .@nworthy though # am to untie his hosen.'here shall not come after him true prophets sent by God. 'he priest answered! .Distress not yourself.. because in our time shall not this sedition be any more. and shall destroy the idols with the idolaters who shall ta$e away the dominion from atan which he has over men. are you the )essiah of God whom we e0pect-. 'hen Jesus said! .#n the Boo$ of )oses it is written that our God must send us the )essiah. that the world has ever despised the true prophets and loved the false. saying! . because where you hope for light dar$ness shall come% but my consolation is in the coming of the )essenger. 'herefore # pray you tell us the truth.1ow shall the )essiah be called. saying! . 'hen answered the priest. a man that is mortal and fears God. and his faith shall spread and shall ta$e hold of the whole world. atan will raise again this accursed sedition. the world. and # see$ that to God be given honour and glory.(fter the coming of the )essenger of God shall other prophets come-. 'hen said the priest! . whence my words and my doctrine shall be contaminated. Jesus answered! .of the seed of David.. and whoever shall curse you shall be accursed.
. and loves #srael as a lover. and decreed that on pain of death none should call Jesus the Nazarene. 3hen the greater part of the crowd had departed. and she does not love him.. (nd they remained. (nd he opened his mouth with a sigh and said! . there remained about five thousand men. and boasted only of the 'emple. (nd he too$ the bread. having great disputations concerning Jesus and concerning his doctrine. 'hereupon said Jesus! . and filled twelve bas$ets.3here shall we find bread for them that they perish not of hunger-.two with the twelve. whereupon they ate raw herbs therefore they were not able to depart li$e the others. engraved upon copper. and the disciples gave it to the multitude% and so did they with the fishes. having been two days without bread. so in order to $ill that evil love out of the heart of (braham.'here is here a child which has five loaves and two fishes. dismissed them. )uhammad is his blessed name. saying! . (fterwards Jesus. #hapter 99 Jesus. prophet of the Jews. (nd they sat down upon the grass by fifties and by forties. he is moved to indignation and slays his rival. the multitude departed with the priest and the governor with 1erod. $ing of Babylon. 3hich decree was posted up in the 'emple. for the space of an hour. but there were seventy. and with an army caused him to ta$e the holy city and burn it with the sacred 'emple. but what will it be among so many-. when the people had forgotten God. 'hen said (ndrew! . 'hereupon every one put his hand to his eyes. but your faith shall never fail. 'ruly # say to you.heaven and earth shall fail. # tell you. come 8uic$ly for the salvation of the world<. God has brought such a thing to nothing. that God is &ealous for his honour. or do # dream-. perceiving their faith. called together the seventy. without women and children who being wearied by the &ourney. God raised up his wrath by Nebuchadnezzar. having withdrawn into a hollow part of the desert in 'iro near to Jordan. two hundred pieces of gold could not buy so much bread that each one should taste a little.+ God send us your )essenger! + )uhammad. for that there was none li$e it in all the world. 'hen Jesus. and. when #srael has loved anything such that he forgets God. when he had seated himself upon a stone. o the disciples gathered those fragments. made them to sit near him. (braham loved his son #shmael a little more than was right. 'hen the crowd lifted up their voices.)a$e the multitude sit down. "hilip answered! . Now what thing is more dear to God here on earth than the priesthood and the holy 'empleNevertheless.two men that willed not to leave him% wherefore Jesus. 3hereupon the priest prayed the governor to write to :ome to the senate the whole matter% which thing the governor did% wherefore the senate had compassion on #srael.2ord. had pity on them. 9very one ate and every one was satisfied. chose them for disciples. saying! . when he had given than$s to God. either God or son of God.Gather up that which is over. Jesus answered! . does God! for.. and said to "hilip! . God commanded that he should slay his son! which he would have . in the time of Jeremiah the prophet. when he perceived this. every one. which he gave to the disciples. 'hen Jesus said! . #hapter 93 (nd having said this.'his day have we seen a great wic$edness in Judea and in #srael such that my heart trembles within my breast for fear of God.#n the name of God<. and prayed to God and then bra$e the bread. but another. such that the sacred things which the prophets of God trembled to touch were trodden under foot by infidels full of wic$edness.. for that through longing to see Jesus they had forgotten to bring any. as it were beside themselves by reason of the great miracle.(m # awa$e. 9ven so. ?ou $now that when a youth loves a lady.
how are we to ma$e prayer and do alms% what answer shall they give. brothers. #hapter 100 (s God lives. 9very building. vigils% for leisure.or his tongue. . . #nstead of delight must be mourning% for laughter. 'he disciples answered with fear.+ )aster. to see it. preaching the truth to the twelve tribes. such that worms came out of his flesh for the ne0t seven years. and so lived in mourning for ten years. but he turns his whole body bac$ and employs every power of hissoul to find it.. 'hen he who writes answered! . on the morning of the fourth day. + fearful &udgment of God. how are we to remain chaste. if its foundation be removed. that they may be undeceived.. so God caused him to be sold. how are we to weep. 'herefore you must go through Judea and #srael. # fear that God will be angered against me. how are we to fast. who not only deprived him of his sons and his riches in one day. . o today # will spea$ to you of penitence generally. when prayer is made to God.?ou have as$ed 6a good 8uestion7. falls into ruin! is this true-.3hen a man loses a purse does he turn bac$ only his eye. weeping! .. Jesus called together all the disciples and apostles and said to them! .. activity% for lust.. fasts% for sleeping. and that which # say to one # say to all."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. 3hen the third day was ended.. answered the disciples. but also struc$ him with grievous sic$ness. A David loved (bsalom vehemently. how are we to show activity.or his hand. Jesus answered! . (nd ma$e prayer over the sic$. how are we to mourn. + Barnabas.Barnabas and John will stay with me! you others are to go through all the region of amaria and Judea and #srael. /now then that penitence more than anything 6else7 must be done for pure love of God% otherwise it will be vain to repent.(nd how shall they do penance properly if they do not $now how to repent. because God has given me authority over every sic$ness.#t is most true. and this was turned into a rope to hang him< #nnocent Job came near to loving his seven sons and three daughters 6too much7. that (bsalom loved his hair above all things. weeping% for revellings. 'hen he who writes answered ! . as$ing him for mercy three times! because the sin of #srael is three times more grievous than other sins.done had the $nife cut..#t is true. to as$. #s this true-.3e will do whatever you bid us 6to do7. and caused Jacob to be deceived by these same sons. 'hen Jesus said! . to cut it down. such that he believed that the beasts had devoured his son. to ta$e it. and # wish to answer all fully if it is pleasing to God. o be it.But if they are as$ed. what shall they answer-. # will spea$ to you by a similitude. let us ma$e prayer three times. 'hen he who writes said! .No.2et us ma$e prayer and fast for three days. and therefore God brought it to pass that the son rebelled against his father and was suspended by his hair and slain by Joab. when God gave him into the hand of atan. and from henceforth every evening when the first star shall appear.. if your disciples be as$ed how they ought to show penitence. Jesus answered! . +ur father Jacob loved Joseph more than his other sons. #hapter 101 'hen Jesus said! . answered the disciples. chastity% let storytelling be turned into prayer and avarice into almsgiving. preaching penitence! because the a0e is laid near to the tree..
he has lost the foundation of his salvation% so it is necessary to begin from the foundation. prostrate before God. 'ell me.for if the $ing should have $nown it he would have had him slain. and was cast out of paradise and condemned to the unclean world. (ccordingly. Now it happened that by the deceit of a wic$ed man the wretched one fell under the displeasure of the $ing. that weeps over the body from which the soul is departed. but in being despised. so that he suffered great miseries. Do you $now why. and. he sins. 'hen Jesus wept saying! . But sin comes from the devil for the damnation of man.Because he does not love God% no. . for you will never give me so much torment as this wic$ed one deserves. so that he should re&oice 6when it befalls him7. 1ere he see$s that what he has done may be punished by ?our hand. what would he do. (ssuredly. or that God 6will7 free him from hell. he says in his prayer! *Behold the guilty one. the enemy of all good. at which you. But it is probable that he would weep day and night. and not by the hand of atan. (nd the world simply laughs.#t is certain that he would weep bitterly.. he hates his Creator.or every misery that comes to man comes to him from God for his salvation. by the operation of atan.No. did fall under the displeasure of God. 'here was a $ing who adopted one of his slaves as 6his7 son 6and7 he made him lord of all that he possessed. without whom there is no salvation. and being deprived of all that he won each day by wor$ing. But # say to you truly. ?our enemy% in order that the ungodly may not re&oice over your creatures. that God has chosen you as a son. and you $new that they did not grieve at having offended you. seeing him laugh at the $ing*s displeasure. what is worse.3oe to the world. punish as it pleases you. + wretched man$ind. if it loses that which it desires. mourns for the lost good. who has offended ?ou without any cause at the very time when he ought to have been serving ?ou.'he foundation of our salvation is God. Do you thin$ that such a man would laugh for any time-. therefore. but in confusion of mind. granting you paradise. would you forgive them. that in every thing 6for which7 a man weeps.. atan. ?et he will he never find mercy. . 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. + wretched one. answered the disciples. for it is sure of eternal torment. holding to this manner of 6penitence7. where you receive all things with toil and every good wor$ is ta$en from you by continual sinning. he that is the greatest sinner laughs more than the rest< #t will be. and 6yet7 does not weep over the soul from which the mercy of God has departed because of sin< 'ell me.'hen Jesus said! . if the mariner. + madness of man. will find mercy with God in proportion to 6the e0tent that7 he craves &ustice.* 'he sinner. . as you have said! that God will give the sentence of eternal death upon the sinner who laughs at his sins and does not weep. . but grieved at having lost their reward. + 2ord. has great remorse for having lost paradise and gained hell. if your slaves had offended you.. Chastise. 6the7 laughter of a sinner is an abominable sacrilege since this world is rightly called by our father David a vale of tears. # tell you that this is what God will do to those who repent for having lost paradise. 3hen man has sinned. not only in his substance. #hapter 10+ 'he weeping of the sinner ought to be li$e that of a father who weeps over his son 6who is7 near to death. that every animal according to its own nature. #hapter 10* 'ruly # say to you. when his ship has been wrec$ed by a storm. + 2ord. e0cept when he weeps for his sin. could recover all that he had lost by weeping.Certainly not.
sin alone% and for that ought you to weep. #f God should grant as many tears to the true penitent as the sea has waters he would desire far more! and so that desire consumes that little drop that he would shed. said John. and let not God spea$ to us. will be a Jeremiah. that when God willed to spea$ to our fathers on mount inai. and the thoughts of God from the thoughts of men- #hapter 100 *God is so immeasurable that # tremble to describe him. 3herefore the earth is distant from the highest heaven four thousand and five hundred years* &ourney. even so this consumption preserves the soul from sin. so far as the heaven is distant from the earth. + foolish man.(nd what said God by #saiah the prophet. even so are the ways of God distant from the ways of men. and many have so erred.+ master. in whose presence my soul stands. and God is as many times greater 6than it7 as it would ta$e grains . and afterwards should ta$e it away from you.2ord.+ master. our fathers cried out! . (ccordingly. you have confessed before all Judea that God has no similitude li$e man. surely. (s God lives. 'hen Jesus said! *Now has man less reason to weep when he loses aught. but that. but the sense% seeing that human speech is as it were an interpreter between us and God. Jesus answered! *?ou are in error. God measures more the sorrow than the tears. Jesus answered! .or you have of your own. or has not that which he would% for all comes from the hand of God. + Bartholomew. then. But they who readily burst into weeping are li$e the horse that goes faster the more lightly he is laden. pea$ you to us. would you have reason to weep-* . since God has hands he has a similitude with man. 'he weeping of a sinner is a consumption of earthly affection by vehemence of sorrow.* )atthew said! ...* 'hen said John! . #hapter 10*'ruly there are men who have both the inward affection and the outward tears. accordingly. # tell you. no. Now $new you not. there are found men from whose eyes no tear has ever fallen. + )oses. that 6the earth7 is in proportion to the first heaven as the point of a needle and the first heaven in li$e manner is in proportion to the second as a point. urely here you can perceive that man see$s loss and not profit. as a grain of sand. #s this greatness immeasurable-* 'he disciples answered! *?es.* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. But all the size of the earth with that of all the heavens is in proportion to paradise as a point. and they have wept more than a thousand of those who 6do7 shed tears. Bartholomew said! ..Not all those who shed tears weep. which is distant from the earth five hundred years* &ourney.or man ought to consider not the outward 6form7 of the words. . that the heavens are nine and that they are distant from one another even as the first heaven is distant from the earth. and not for aught else. Jesus answered! *#f 1erod% should give you a mantle to $eep for him. as a blazing furnace consumes a drop of water. shall not God have power to dispose at his pleasure of his own things. + )atthew.. and similarly all the heavens are inferior each one to the ne0t. Just as the sunshine preserves from putrefaction what is placed uppermost.No. # tell you. But it is necessary that # ma$e to you a proposition. not $nowing the sense of the words.. lest we die. But he who is thus. #n weeping. the universe before God is small as a grain of sand..and 6yet7 man is not sad about that. what shall he do who cannot weep because his heart is a stranger to weeping. how does man lose in weeping over things other than sin-. and now you have said that man receives from the hand of God% accordingly.
3hereupon they become abominable.or so closely are the soul and the sense &oined together. after sorrowing that he has eaten it.* said Jesus. for that he fears death. it is as God in them! seeing that they follow sense. But life without senses will readily be found. as here one $nows the sea from a drop of salt water.1e is hidden from human senses. many are deceived concerning our life. never.* Jesus answered! *Go you bac$ to saying. . . @nderstand you. Jesus said! *Can a man be found who has life in him. But sense departs by reason of fear that it receives. which thin$s and lives. 'haddaeus said! * o then. and intellectual soul. dividing it by operation and not by essence. and more. yet in him sense wor$s not-* *No. a man does not have life.morrow. because by sinning man forsa$es his Creator. o ought the sinner to do. :eturning to my discourse. and truly it is as said #saiah the prophet! . . #hapter 107 *(nd so the first thing that follows sorrow for sin is fasting. deaf.* answered the disciples. 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. or by reason of great sorrow that the soul has.'his is not true. has man sense-* *?es. that God having created it condemned it to hell and to intolerable snow and ice% because it said that it was God% but when he deprived it of nourishment. Beware.. every one of us saying! *(men. . if you wish to have eternal life. # will tell you all. But truly # say to you. forsa$en it. and prayed for the salvation of our people. ta$ing away its food from it.'ell me. because man is deprived of life when the soul departs% because the soul returns not any more to the body. save by miracle.* 'haddaeus answered! . that you ta$e the sense and not the bare words. *?ou deceive yourselves. "erceiving that pleasure has made him to . and wor$ not any good. then. when we are in paradise we shall $now God. who is a little piece of clay that stands upon the earth. (nd now tell me.. *for he that is blind.or the sense has God created for pleasure. and thither his disciples drew near to him. Now consider you if God has any proportion with man. # tell you that for sin alone one ought to weep. if God please.(ssuredly.1e will weep even as ice will give fire< ?ou needs must turn revellings into fasts if you will have lordship over your senses. dumb. in whose presence stands my soul. vegetative. the soul and the sense and the flesh. it confessed that it was a slave of God and the wor$ of his hands.God is such. because even so has our God lordship. + foolish ones. 'his sense is now rebellious against the soul. 'herefore to.* #hapter 101 3hen he had finished the prayer of dawn.. and mutilated. Jesus sat down under a palm tree.+ master. as is seen in the unconscious when the sense leaves him. how does sense wor$ in the ungodly. +ur God created the soul and the body as you have heard..* 'he disciples answered! *God alone can $now himself. Jesus answered! ..(nd when a man is in a swoon-* 'hen were the disciples perple0ed% when Jesus said! *'hree things there are that ma$e up man! that is.where is his sense. Jesus answered! * o is it true% wherefore. but you have not yet heard how he created the sense. each one of itself separate. the soul is one. calling it the sensitive. God has sense over which to have lordship. . when the sense leaves the life. and by that alone it lives.'ruly # say to you.or he that sees that a certain food ma$es him sic$. forsa$ing reason and the 2aw of God. so as not to ma$e himself sic$. where will they find the intellectual soul without life.* said the disciples. through indignation that it has at being deprived of the pleasure of paradise through sin. that the more part of men affirm the soul and the sense to be one and the same thing. 3herefore there is the greatest need to nourish it with spiritual pleasure for him who wills not that it should live of carnal pleasure.(ssuredly. even as the body lives by food and the soul lives by $nowledge and love.of sand to fill all the heavens and paradise.God has this.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God. But how shall he weep who attends at revellings and feasts.
that are so great that a grain of one of the delights of paradise is greater than all those of the world. and despise them that fast not% but he ought to sorrow for the sin by reason whereof he fasts. for truly # say to you that he who watches with the body and sleeps with the soul is frenzied. and by the light of the sun we see the tiniest grain of sand.* #hapter 103 1ear$en. wishing here on earth to fare deliciously every day. while he perceives not his misery that he sleeps with the soul. where no pleasure at all but infinite sorrow is received% let him put before it the delights of paradise. to what # shall say to you concerning watching.or he.By the light of the sun% for by the light of the star we cannot see the neighbouring mountains. (s the spiritual infirmity is more grievous than the corporeal. in parable! there is a man who whilst wal$ing stri$es himself against a roc$. . then.. 3herefore in fear of his ma&esty there always resounds in its ear that angelic utterance . Nor should the penitent that fasts procure delicate food. whether do you desire the more! to see by the light of a star or by the light of the sun-. (nd when he sees the sense abhor fastings. Now will a man give delicate food to the dog that bites and to the horse that $ic$s. but by the light of the sun we go securely. 9ven so # say to you. come to &udgment. . being content with crumbs here on earth. $nowing that always at every moment it receives grace and mercy from God. and call them mad who are not put on diet(ssuredly not.No.'he sleep of the soul is forgetfulness of God and of his fearful &udgment. which is the foot of the life. even so is it more difficult to cure. then.sin against God his creator by following sense in these good things of the world. surely. that the penitent ought not to boast in his fast. his life. 'ell me. for that the penitent has rebelled against him. he will see$ to ma$e him set his fast simply upon bodily food. (nd if he succeed not in this. than to be unbridled in little and be deprived of all and abide in torment. 3hereupon atan will see$ to cause that he shall not fast in any wise. shall such a wretched one boast of not sleeping with the body.or so will it easily be 8uieted% for that it is better to be content with little in order to receive much. shall live eternally in full abundance of the delights of paradise. 3herefore we wal$ with fear by the light of the star. and holding oneself better than they. even so must you be careful in watching that while the body watches the soul sleep not. 3herefore. . A 'ell me. who never eats but always sins.. in order that he may be li$e to himself. let him put before it the condition of hell. 'ell me. *?ou ought to remember the rich feaster in order to fast well. and in order to avoid stri$ing it the more with his foot.. and when this shall not avail he will invite him to an e0treme fast. for your Creator wills to &udge you. (ndrew answered! . and more in the penitent than in others. under prete0t of sic$ness. . But let the penitent be cautious% for that atan see$s to annul every good wor$.or this would be a most grievous error.. answered the disciples. because it deprives him of God. (nd let this suffice you concerning fasting. in order that he may fall sic$ and afterwards live deliciously. which is the head of the life. . he stri$es with his head what is the state of such a man-* .or it abides habitually ever in the service of God. o let him proceed to mortify sense and to $now God for his lord. 'hen Jesus said! . despising them that fast not. But he will sorrow for the sic$ness by reason of which he needs must be put upon diet. 'he soul.or &ust as there are two $inds of sleeping. will the sic$ man boast of the diet that is imposed on him by the physician. (s God lives. and gives him the eternal death of hell. it is abominable to deprive the body of food and fill the soul with pride.)iserable. that of the body and that of the soul. that watches is that which in everything and in every place perceives God.3ell have you answered. . But because man while living has need to ta$e these good things of the world. viz. .Creatures. was deprived eternally of a single drop of water! while 2azarus. let him sorrow at having done so.for such a man is frenzied. fasting is needful here. and in everything and through everything and above everything gives than$s to his ma&esty. and from being his faithful slave has turned into a rebellious foe. but rather the contrary. but he should content himself with coarse food.
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$s, but uttered ungodly words that were the condemnation of many angels and many men. Now that God has man in the world, in the midst of his creatures that serve God, all of them, according to his precept! and man, # say, bearing no fruit, God would cut him down and commit him to hell, seeing he pardoned not the angel and the first man, punishing the angel eternally, and the man for a time.
loves that which he ought to hate.or lust the tribe of Ben&amin was all but e0tinguished. (ndrew answered! . he said not! . 'ell me. 3herefore let every one wor$. not being directed by reason. bursts the bounds of man*s intellect and affections% so that the man. (nd of the lac$ thereof it will be necessary to render an account in the dreadful day of &udgment.. which. which ought to abide in union with God its creator. (nd so God laments by #saiah the prophet. he has united with the creature.+ (ndrew.+ )aster. not $nowing himself. James answered! . Believe me. to wor$ is a fitting thing. (h. some attending the ground and some at fishing the water. how many have perished through lust< 'hrough lust came the deluge. 1ence. . the friend and prophet of God! . 'herefore 6only7 he who is not man is free from this precept. 'herefore our God waits for man to be penitent. but this ought the poor to do.#n the sweat of your countenance shall you eat bread. But $now you not that good.?es. (nd he will have to render an account thereof in that dreadful day. Jesus answered! .)an is born to wor$. that ma$es man li$e the brute beasts..(s a bird is born to fly. of all that he has found. he would not fall into the e0ternal% for if the root be removed the tree dies speedily. . as said Job.3hereupon the 2aw of God says that man has too much good in this life. 'ruly # say to you.Certain it is that he was born na$ed.( poor man shall live of the sweat of his face.)aster. what signifies lust-. even so is man born to wor$. the space of five days would not suffice. and let him forget every other woman. o also David our father. return to me and # will receive you. #hapter 110 2et man say somewhat to me. (ssuredly for no other reason are all things costly.. aid John! . when God gave the precept to wor$. and so it is necessary that he should suffer tribulation and be deprived of earthly goods.three human persons. that our God has condemned man to wor$. there would be the greatest plenty in the world.'hus the sun and the other planets are strengthened by the precepts of God so that they cannot do otherwise. saying! ?ou have committed fornication with many lovers% nevertheless. but the dispenser. and it shall be well with us. Jesus replied! . . what ought the sinner to do-. for they cannot do otherwise. 2et a man content himself therefore with the wife whom his creator has given him. Jesus answered! .. certain it is he who lives in the city.. (s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. he is not the owner... so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. but as its owner.1ow shall a man forget the women if he live in the city where there are so many of them-. when a man loves a thing. a prophet of God.or lust God overwhelmed three wic$ed cities whence escaped only 2ot and his two children. so that. and Job that . so a poor man is born to wor$. if there were not internal lust within the heart of man. (nd # tell you truly that if # should narrate to you how many have perished through lust. in order that he may do good wor$s..(s the bird is born to fly and the fish to swim. it will do him harm% seeing that the city is a sponge that draws in every ini8uity. wherefore they shall have no merit.(nd Job did not say that! . ought greatly to be feared% for the enemy is of one*s own household. 3hat has he brought into the world. by reason of which he would live in idleness.But God said to man! . but that there are a great multitude of idle fol$! if these were to labour. 'he abominable lust. says! 9ating the labours of our hands we shall be blessed. and incapable of anything. must be free from necessity. he is a fornicator% for that the soul. Now tell me. according to his 8uality. insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty. not because God has given him such thing. if David our father and olomon his son wor$ed with their hands.2ust is an unbridled desire of love. to be good.
separates you from God. . who despise my words. which is the origin of every carnal sin. . . we have understood. 9ven so. that # am 9li&ah<. and fear the sense. as$ed him saying! . for # have sinned in spea$ing with you% for if # had seen you # should not have sinned. and hate 9li&ah with your soul. seeing that the more # hate myself the more # love God. # am the devil. and the more # should hate 9li&ah the more # should love God. 3herefore # say to you. that many desire to see me and come from far to see me. loo$s lewdly upon a woman. while he that has eyes receives it to the seventh degree. that they had no eyes. + brother.. that raises the dead and ma$es the fire to come down from heaven-. and forsa$en God. for # will not listen to you any longer<.. 'hen the blind man weeping said! . if # should hate 9li&ah # should love God. that would ma$e me sin against the holy one of God.."ardon me. because he is a man as you are. for my flesh. be he who he may. + holy prophet of God. if # had my eyes. + man.#hapter 111 #t behoves a man to live in the city. 9li&ah answered! . # would close them so as not to see you-.?ou spea$ not the truth. + brother.. 'he blind man answered! .. # say.. defending himself against every assault and always fearing treachery on the part of the citizens. and said with tears! .Brother. 'hen said the disciples of 9li&ah! .?ou spea$ not the truth. 'hen 9li&ah gave a sigh. even as the soldier lives when he has enemies around the fortress. .Now begone* for you are the devil. 'hen said 9li&ah! . 'he blind man answered! . 'he blind man answered! .# do not wish to see you% no.. sighing! .)ay it please God that you be spea$ing the truth% because. 3eep then.if he be the prophet..# weep because # cannot see 9li&ah the prophet. he truly is the prophet of God. said 9li&ah weeping.. our God too$ away your sight. saying! . . has made an idol in his heart./now. + brother. + brother-. because as regards me # $now that you have told me the truth..)ay our God pardon you.(s God lives. 9li&ah. because it has a supreme desire for things impure. 'hen 9li&ah rebu$ed him. But how shall he defend himself if he bridle not the eye. wherefore you hate him. and see$s not to find pleasure in God. because you have not that light which would ma$e you see the true from the false. let him repel every outward enticement of sin. 9li&ah answered! . for if you had had that you would not have despised my doctrine. 'hen Jesus said. which you desire to see. 'he disciples answered! . . seeing that everyone that finds pleasure in the creature.. 2et him tell me.(s God lives in whose presence my soul stands. 3herefore it were better for them. and if you saw me you would still your desire.1ave you understood all that 9li&ah said-. is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God. for 9li&ah is not able to do anything of all that you say.. 9li&ah answered! . 'he blind man answered! . now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing.#n truth. you being near the sanctuary.or 9li&ah is not your creator..?ou have spo$en the truth. + brother.because # turn you aside from your creator. you are an impious fellow< Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God.Cease from weeping. #hapter 117 9li&ah answered! .. for in weeping you sin.. #n the time of the prophet 9li&ah it came to pass that 9li&ah seeing a blind man weeping. brother. + man. but God% whence. .or you desire sight to see 9li&ah. he who has not bodily eyes is secure not to receive punishment save only to the third degree. and we are beside ourselves at the $nowledge that here on earth there are very few that are not idolaters. +f what seed # am. aid the blind man! . which is not pleasing to God. aid the blind man! . the holy one of God. because 9li&ah must have rebu$ed you for some sin of your.3hy weep you. a man of good life.or all the men in the world cannot ma$e one fly to be born.?ou are of the tribe of 2evi% and because you.?ou say this..Begone forthwith.Brother. 9li&ah answered! . in entering the 'emple of God.Now tell me. said the blind man. and said! .. 1ereupon was the blind man greatly angered. so far as concerns you. for their salvation. and how # became blind-.
in holding me for God. or preserve dead flesh without salt%.(ssuredly not. reason itself shows. . (s God lives.?ou spea$ the truth. what would he do- . who for love of man has created it. the eye shall not be guarded. 3herefore Jeremiah the prophet.or so shall the flesh be sub&ect to the spirit.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. said truly! . #f. . which cannot desire that which is not presented to it. # tell you that it is impossible not to fall headlong into lust. #f man could change dung into gold and clay into sugar%. and should not ma$e the creature his end. weeping vehemently. that he will love everything li$e to the thing loved! so that hence comes that sin of which it is a shame to have memory.or in every idle word man sins. 9ven so then let man do. in whose presence we are. (nd to such degree will this lust of his brea$ forth. . he has sinned. and his flesh shall wal$ in righteousness%. is the bridle of sense% prayer is the salt of the flesh that suffers it not to be corrupted by sin. you have offended against your friend.or if a friend of yours should give you somewhat to $eep in memory of him.)y eye is a thief that robs my soul. 'hat thereafter it would be necessary for the penitent to turn story. prayer. sail without rudder. 9ven so does man% for when he beholds the creature and has not in memory the creator. many of whom have now despised my teaching. man shall put a bridle upon his eyes. then.#hapter 113 'hen Jesus said! . even if it were not also a precept of God. receiving from God all that he shall as$. .or truly he who has no hand cannot receive. for with the outward sight of his eyes and the inward sight of his mind he should see$ to $now God his creator and the good pleasure of his will. he sins against God his creator by ingratitude. +h hapless man. if one had two pence to buy bread. would he spend it to buy smo$e.or truly every time that a man beholds a thing and forgets God who has made it for man. and our God blots out sin by reason of prayer. 'ell me. 1e therefore who shall behold women and shall forget God who for the good of man created woman. 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. then. and not abide continually among princes in delicate living. 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. . for now was #srael desirous to establish the idolatry that they have in their hearts. whereby the man that prays shall defend himself in the day of &udgment! for he shall $eep his soul from sin here on earth. he will love her and desire her. if # confessed myself to be God. and that # am mad to wish to live in poverty among desert places. saying that # could ma$e myself lord of all Judea. and shall preserve his heart that it be not touched by evil desires% offending atan because he shall $eep his sense within the 2aw of God. #hapter 119 . seeing that smo$e does hurt to the eyes and gives no sustenance to the body. Because as the ship cannot move without wind. . . + (ndrew.or truly everything which has an end is vain. so the flesh without the sense cannot sin.telling into prayer. he shall be lord of the sense.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. # tell you that prayer is the hands of our life. which causes him to lose the creator. and you should sell it and forget your friend. then..
(ssuredly no one. but see$s to spea$ somewhat whereby he may be set free. #hapter 1*0 'he fruit of vain tal$ing is this. (s God lives. 1is disciples answered! . and in what plight will they be who deal with sinning as with a business supremely necessary. #hapter 1** (s for avarice.+h impure world.. even as gold is spent on necessary things. 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$. (nd &ust as no one spends gold on a thing which shall cause hurt to his body. and he is careful not to say anything that may displease the governor. /now you wherefore. # do not say that the penitent should sell his tal$ing. tell me.telling into prayer. Jesus being silent.#s time. but in the porches of the 'emple and in the very 'emple %itself atan %has there the sacrifice of vain tal$. so as not to give suspicion of himself. so the avaricious has hell for his end.?ou have your heart so heavy that # am not able to lift it up. insomuch that when he ought to weep over his sins to provo$e God to mercy and to win forgiveness for his sins. by laughing he provo$es God to anger% who will chastise him. therefore. so he will tal$ 6only7 when it is necessary to tal$. so let him not tal$ of a thing that may cause hurt to his soul. + wretched world< for today men do not assemble together for prayer. 'he disciples answered! . the disciples answered! . the other the evil that the man does. truly # say to you. then.1e tal$s with fear and to the point. given him by God that he may offend God.or indeed. but # say that when he tal$s he should thin$ that he is casting forth gold.(s God lives. 1ence in every word it is necessary that # should tell you the meaning. But give than$s to God. for it is impossible for the avaricious to possess any good in paradise. 3hen he is fain to pray. in whose presence my soul stands. 3oe. and that which is worse of things which # cannot tal$ of without shame.'hen.'here is no other God than #.. even though he be silent with his tongue.or what prince would give a city to his sub&ect in order that the latter might ma$e war upon him. by his wor$s says! . who would do penance.Now why does not man change foolish story.No one would e0ercise himself in any way other than in ma$ing gold and sugar. that it wea$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. in order not to lose his soul. and cast him out. # say.. #hapter 1*1 3hen the governor has arrested a prisoner whom he e0amines while the notary writes down 6the case7. the one writing the good.Now who will buy a man*s words at the price of gold. #nasmuch as all that he has he . perhaps. that must be changed into almsgiving.#t is certain that he will become covetous<. 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. 'hen Jesus said! . how does such a man tal$-. then. But what is worse is the man who spends his time in &ests. so doing. that even as the plummet has for its end the centre. who has given you grace to $now the mysteries of God. #f then a man would receive mercy let him measure his tal$ing more than gold is measured. 'hen answered Jesus! . . atan will put into his memory those same &ests.for # will tell you. the avaricious.'his ought the penitent to do. # cannot conceive how grievously you will be punished by God< 1e. how will he hold them that murmur and slander their neighbour. he. (nd how shall he do penance. Jesus answered! .or that God has given two angels to every man for notaries.
after the prayer. where. early.+ur God. which was to unite the flesh. tell me.. with nerves and veins. Jesus said again! . who is hidden from it. and the soul in a single end to wor$ for the service of God. which finds not repose in labour. even as you save your elect for love of your own self and for love of your )essenger for whom you did create us. (varice is a thirst of the sense. and when 1erod sent for fruit you drove away his messengers. fasting and studying your word. )an having come to such a plight. not sending any fruit to 1erod. not being curbed by reason. who has given us the grace to communicate his will by my word. 'hus it is necessary that by the mercy of God man*s reason be enlightened afresh. that he is born na$ed. which having lost God through sin because it lives by pleasure. the flesh lost its rest. to $now good from evil and 6to distinguish7 the true delight! $nowing which. (s said our father David! 'his change comes from the right hand of God. with his liberality and &ustice. + 2ord. o be it. made a composition of four things contrary the one to the other. follows the light which the eyes show it% whence. (nd so the conversion of the sinner is from God. having thus created man. and for love of all your holy ones and prophets. giving us the ran$ of men. would you be ma$ing yourselves $ings over that garden. which is man and this is earth. and united them in one final ob&ect. God. (nd so today let us render than$s to God. and so. and s$in. Now # tell you that even so the avaricious man ma$es himself god over his riches which God has given him. with the faith of your true )essenger.. + our merciful God. Now tell me% if 1erod% should give you a garden to $eep. if God please. not regarding his beginning or his end. who gives the grace to repent. 3hereupon he lifted up his hands and prayed. so be it. and dying leaves all. surrounds itself with temporal things which it holds as its good% and it grows the stronger the more it sees itself deprived of God. #hapter 1*+ 3hen it was day. which is man*s body. from the flesh and from the world. water. sins. (nd to the soul gave he for lodgement the heart. that if God our 2ord enlighten not the heart of man. and with all his inward parts% wherein God placed the soul and the sense. who in mercy has created us. saying! . of flesh.2ord God almighty and merciful. and giving up our life to the death to serve you. . the sense lost the delight whereby it lives. bewailing our sins praying and giving alms. he placing this wor$ in paradise. . blood. air. 3hen all were seated. we than$ you for all your benefits and would fain adore you only all the days of our life. Do you. bones. your servants. 3hereupon. #t is necessary that # should tell you of what sort man is. and you were fain to bear yourselves as owners. marrow. the eyes not being able to see aught but vanity. choosing earthly things. Jesus. the sense. if you would $now how penitence ought to be done. to show to his creatures his goodness and mercy and his omnipotence.. it deceives itself. so be it.riday morning.(ssuredly you. the sense. as two hands of this life! giving for lodgement to the sense every part of the body. and the soul lost its beauty. and being unable to delight itself in God. 'he disciples ever answered! . (nd he made of these four things a vessel.. united with the sense. 2ord. and the reason being seduced of the sense by the operation of atan. instructing those that are ignorant of your will.. suffering from the world for love of you. save us from atan. but see$s delight. put into him a light which is called reason%.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. for it diffused itself there li$e oil. it should rule the whole life. the sinner is converted to penitence.is fain to spend at his own pleasure. assembled his disciples and said to them! . 3herefore # say to you truly. and fire in order that each one might temper its opposite.
Because the hypocrites when they do alms desire to be seen and praised of the world. (nd if the boo$ of David had not been contaminated. seeing that for whom a man wor$s from him does he receive his wages. who had offended God. but those that are bad he throws away.+ )aster. for love of God. But truly they are vain. 'hen answered he who writes! . 'ell me. in order that among all may be received him in whom God spea$s to us. one ought to listen to every man. love towards God.Now how shall the truth be $nown-. 'ruly # say to you that if the truth had not been erased from the Boo$ of )oses. 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. he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my boo$. #hapter 1*0 # will return now to avarice! and # tell you that when the sense would fain ac8uire a thing or tenaciously $eep it. 3herefore there are three things that you shall consider in doctrine namely. when the )essenger of God shall come. God would not have given to David our father the second. and hatred towards yourself. but only the grain that falls on good ground bears seed.the reasonings of men are of no avail. 3herefore be not slow to give. which is God.'hen to what end serves the speech of men-. a man would receive anything of God. God would not have committed the Gospel to me% seeing that the 2ord our God is unchangeable. 2et avarice then be changed into alms. which is God. #t is certain that if it will have an end it is madness to love it. if perhaps there shall come a false prophet and lying teacher pretending to instruct us. because it is most evil. 3herefore.. reason must say! . (nd see that when you do alms. is most evil doctrine. #f.. distributing rightly what 6a man7 has ac8uired wrongly. + dust and ashes< 'hen how have you faith in you if you shall give anything bad for love of God- .. and has spo$en but one message to all men. James answered! . then.Certainly not.Great is your 8uestion.. pity towards one*s neighbour. it behoves him to serve God. what shall a man do when the 2aw shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall spea$-. and offends him every day. uch a thing will have its end. seeing that men do not consider their end. (nd let him see to it that what the right hand shall give the left hand shall not $now*. 3herefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do you avoid. listening to all and receiving only the truth. John answered! . 'hen answered (ndrew! .. Jesus replied . every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end.* ( man went forth to sow. 3herefore it behoves one to love and to $eep that which will not have an end. Jesus answered! .+ )aster. + Barnabas% wherefore # tell you that in such a time few are saved.)an as man avails nothing to convert man to penitence% but man as a means which God uses converts man% so that seeing God wor$s by a secret fashion in man for man*s salvation.9verything that conforms to the Boo$ of )oses. that receive you for true% seeing that God is one. in whose presence my soul stands.( man goes to fish with a net. seeing that the truth alone bears fruit to eternal life. (s God lives.* 9ven so ought you to do. desire you to receive of God anything that is bad. what ought we to do- #hapter 1*Jesus answered in parable! . and give of the best of that which you have. you consider that you are giving to God all that 6you give7 for love of God. Jesus answered! . and therein he catches many fishes.
. since every time that your shoes are burst you mend them.+ )aster. 'hen said they! ..3e have healed. 'he disciples answered! .Blessed be the holy name of God. healing every sort of sic$ness.#n the name of God. But the sons of the devil found another way to persecute Jesus. Jesus answered! . and undeceive #srael concerning me. having seen God do by the hands of so many men that which God has done by my hands-. preaching penitence even as Jesus had told them. all of them save him who writes. 3hereupon they began to say that Jesus aspired to the monarchy over #srael.. 1aving passed throughout Judea the disciples returned to Jesus.* seeing it is God that has done all. saying! . #hapter 1*7 Jesus departed from the desert and entered into Jerusalem% whereupon all the people ran to the 'emple to see him. sent them forth by two and two through the region of #srael. + brethren. saying that he is always noble. .. o after the reading of the psalms Jesus mounted up on the pinnacle where the scribe used to mount. cast out the demons. who has not despised the desire of me his servant<. give health to the sic$. wherefore they plotted against Jesus secretly.#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. saying! . Jesus answered with &oyful countenance! . Jesus replied! .#n every good wor$ say *God has wrought* and in every bad one say *# have sinned. having bec$oned for silence with his hand. so ought it always to do penance% unless you would ma$e more account of your shoes than of your soul. 'hen Jesus said! ...1ow long ought penitence to last-. he said ! . said the disciples to him.urely # have seen atan fall under your feet and you trample upon him even as the vinedresser treads the grapes<. Barnabas answered! . . But they feared the common people. and. 3herefore as human life always sins.Now what says #srael.'hey say that there is one God alone and that you are God*s prophet. o will we do. telling them that which # said before the high priest.3e have tal$ed foolishly% wherefore. saying! . for that he is flaming spirit.'ell me. 'hen they bowed themselves and he laid his hand upon their heads. how has wrought the 2ord our God. + brethren. and not of flaming spirit. 'hey departed therefore.Go and preach even as you have heard. we have healed numberless sic$ persons.. because through his pride he is incorrigible.. and these were the priests and the scribes.Blessed be the holy name of God. Jesus said! . who received them as a father receives his sons.(nd this is all that # have to say to you concerning penitence. and $eeping the best for yourselves.. which atan will never find.or when we sin we find mercy before God. and cast out many demons which tormented men. (nd when he had said this they retired to rest.God forgive you. insomuch that in #srael were confirmed the words of Jesus that God is one and Jesus is prophet of God. .(s long as a man is in a state of sin he ought always to repent and do penance for it. when they saw such a multitude do that which Jesus did concerning the healing of the sic$. 'he disciples answered! . because you have sinned in saying . who has created us of the clay of the earth. teach us how to spea$. with James %and John%% and they went through all Judea. what shall be the e0cuse.. #hapter 1*1 Jesus having called together his disciples.
not $nowing his need. wherefore their sin abides not. in ma$ing you believe me to be God% because.9verything that is under the sun is vanity. 3herefore. who have for our God the great God who has created the universe with his word. bitten of serpents.or our father David says that our God remembers that we are but dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. and hence. for as says olomon. (s God lives.No. + 2ord my God. seeing that # myself have need of everything. seeing that after the sin they repent. because # am not as other men. in whose presence my soul stands. sinners. # can give you nothing of use.Blessed are they that $now these words. he as$s not help. serving the false and lying gods% even as our father David invo$es a curse upon them. who do every wic$edness. # am not worthy to loo$ upon the heaven nor . that he pardon not. bowed down to the earth. that offers nought but sin% of the wic$ed. 'ell me. being laid wait for by all the creatures in every place< But what shall # say of the flesh and the sense that desire only ini8uity% of the world. . persecute whosoever would live according to the 2aw of God. for they will not sin against their 2ord eternally. +. that atan. cho$ed by food< + hapless man. that which our father David says of our God. who e0tols himself having so much to weigh him down. 2i$e to them be they that ma$e them and they that trust in them. 1ow. he would not sin. deceived you when you said that # was God. + pride unheard of. that if man. this pride of man. serving atan. then.#s there.e0altation. denies that he is dust. have a mouth and eat not. could # help you in all things. or because they have been devoured of wild beasts. brethren. wherefore he has had mercy upon us. 'o this did atan desire to reduce you. and praying with his face uplifted said! . by means of the :oman soldiery. brethren. # not being able to create a fly. 'o e0tol oneself in one*s heart is but to loc$ up the pity and mercy of God. any good here upon earth. the wor$ of their hands% that have eyes and see not. 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. brethren. since all the creatures inferior to man fight against us. have hands and touch not. # say. #hapter 1*3 (ccordingly. that wal$ upon the earth. that he remembers that we are dust and that our spirit goes and returns not again. and beating his breast he said with bent head! *2ord. the prophet of God! . But if the things of the world do not give us cause to e0tol ourselves in our heart. who is blessed for evermore. . 3hoever e0tols himself. #. who. then. have noses and smell not. beware that you believe them not. a man. 'he "harisee drew near to the sanctuary. + brethren. much less does our life give us cause% for it is burdened with many miseries. what is the cause for self.1ave you heard. brethren. as says our father David. and so angers God his helper.* 'he publican remained afar off. and particularly as this publican% for # fast twice in the wee$ and give tithes of all # possess. 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. dust and clay. and being passable and mortal.Certain it is. say to you! Do penance and $now your sins. saying! 'he gods of the nations are silver and gold.hall we. and as$ mercy of his Creator. then. praying our living God. seeing they are fallen under the curse of God.. brethren. have a tongue and spea$ not. have ears and hear not.or so do their wor$s show. 3oe to them that e0tol themselves. 3herefore said David our father. as though he should say! 'here is no use in serving God. assuredly. for they shall be humbled to the burning coals of hell. who being created by God out of earth forgets his condition and would fain ma$e God at his own pleasure< 3herein he silently moc$s God. perhaps. as it is proper to God to do.# give you than$s. of famine. with his eyes should consider eternity. God would pardon atan if atan should $now his own misery. have feet and wal$ not.
forgave the debt to each. imon answered! . #hapter 1+0 Jesus said! .. + )aster. the one for leprosy of the body. ?our faith has saved you. and the people said! .or indeed they were see$ing how to $ill him. together with all his offspring. yes and 6made7 the a0e.1e to whom was forgiven the greater debt. which she has washed with her tears and anointed with precious ointment. anointed them with precious ointment. o be it< o be it<.. and they said in their hearts! .No. ?ou. having his wor$s in abomination. the other five hundred. and would not suffer her to touch him. have you. invited him to eat bread.(nd why do you despise your neighbour. reported to the :oman soldiers that which Jesus had said against their gods. Jesus prayed. imon answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . sat down to the table. lo< straightway on entering your house she placed herself at my feet.3hat decree. + clay. lifting up his hands to the 2ord. moved with compassion. But the "harisee went down in worse case than the publican.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. when # entered your house you did not $iss me nor anoint my head. therefore. many sins are forgiven her. a public sinner. because she has loved much. has willed to heal your body and her soul. imon. # have a thing to say to you. imon was scandalized. and wiped them with the hairs of her head. behold this woman and yourself% for you were both debtors to God. (nd turning to the woman he said! . for the man has done all. 'hereupon imon. . (nd having said this.upon your sanctuary. for the 2ord our God has pardoned your sins% but see you sin no more. the other for leprosy of the soul. having entered the house of imon. for because you have e0alted yourself above God who created you you shall be abased beneath the feet of atan who lays wait for you. behold a woman named )ary. shall you boast yourself of having done anything that is good. because you have received little as a gift. the publican went down from the 'emple in better case than the "harisee. because they feared the people. seeing our God created you of clay and wor$s in you all good that is wrought. 'he one owed to his creditor fifty pence.Go your way in peace. moved with compassion through my prayers. the owner. who hated Jesus.. with his hands. which was (dam. assuredly. (nd so.?ou have well said% # say to you. when neither of them had wherewithal to pay. and washed them with her tears. and he departed from the 'emple. love me little. 3hereupon. entered into the house. Jesus said! . for # have sinned much% have mercy upon me<* 'ruly # say to you. But this woman. 3herefore truly # say to you. with all that sat at meat. #hapter 1*9 hall the a0e. 3hen he had finished his prayer he descended from the pinnacle. God our 2ord. a leper whom Jesus had cleansed. because our God re&ected him.. Jesus. therefore. it changed into a wretched being. 3hich of them would love his creditor most-. (nd you. 3hereupon there were brought to him many sic$ fol$ whom he made whole. forgiving him his sin. but found it not. sub&ecting him to what we suffer. + man.#f this man were a prophet he would $now who and of what sort is this woman. perhaps. which is sin. for that our God &ustified him.'here was a man who had two debtors. pea$. for # desire your word. in virtue whereof you may live at your own pleasure without any fear3oe to you... .. boast itself at having cut down the forest where a man has made a garden. (nd while he was eating. then. 'he priests and scribes. and flung herself upon the ground behind Jesus* feet.
3hereupon..3oe to the men that come into the world. how did you bear yourself at the table. (s God lives. and an one hundredfold. John answered! .Behold. John answered! . whereupon as he sowed some of the seed fell upon the road. + brethren. the sower went out to sow. 3hereupon they all drew near to the sea. 'he servants came to their master and said! . when the $ing gave me a little piece of flesh. # did not dare to lift up my eyes. #hapter 1+* Jesus wal$ing along the sea of Galilee was surrounded by a great multitude of fol$. 1e then opened his mouth and said! . have you heard of John what is done in the house of a prince. for it was of God*s disposition you did so.Did you account yourself more worthy than the others to sit at table-. 'hen Jesus said! . why is this done and this said in the world-* but rather to account himself. there is nothing so small received here in the world from 6the hand of7 God. one day when he was feasting. (gain Jesus said! . o do. said Jesus to his disciples. 3herefore man ought to bear himself with deepest humility% $nowing his own vileness and the greatness of God. # thought that the world had fallen upon my head. wherefore he went into a little boat which lay a little off from the shore by itself..#hapter 1+1 1is disciples drew near to Jesus after the nightly prayer. and used to sell the fish to the family of 1erod. John. there was seen sprung up among the corn a great 8uantity of tares.or before # $new you # went to fish. bare fruit. Jesus cried out! . for as they live in pride they shall die in contempt and shall go into confusion.that you may live in the world as John lived in the house of 1erod when he ate bread with him. . he receives it from God.. everything that a man receives.# have eaten bread in 1erod*s house. seeing myself.1old your peace.Did you spea$ when you were not 8uestioned at the table.Behold. but that in return man ought to spend his life for love of God. and this was trodden under foot of men and eaten up of birds% some fell upon the stones. for the greatness of the favour that the $ing did to me. as in truth he is. that 1e cast us not into the abyss for our pride. + John< But tell me. Jesus answered! . he made me stay and eat there. (nd truly # say to you. .(s God lives. even to thirty. 3hereupon. for our pride<. unworthy to stand in the world at God*s board. in eating with 1erod. in order that you might be our teacher and 6the teacher7 of every one that fears God. # having brought thither a fine fish.. 'he disciples trembled with fear at the words of Jesus% when he said again! . because it had no moisture. (nd truly # say that. as the servants of the good man slept. the enemy of the man their master came and sowed tares over the good seed.Now how did you eat bread with infidels. whereupon it.2et us fear God. + John. even li$e (biram. it was burnt up by the sun% some fell in the hedges.3herefore then is there sprung up therein a great 8uantity of . . in whose presence my soul stands. 3hereupon. did you not sow good seed in your field.+ )aster. # should have been fain to serve him all the days of my life..Did you see$ to have the most honourable place. when the corn sprang up. the father of a family sowed good seed in his field! whereupon. whereupon when it sprang up. for # fear lest God should cast us into the abyss. with the great bounty by which he nourishes us. and said! . you sinned not. sitting among the $ing*s barons.or this world is a house where God feasts men.1ave you seen a poor man invited to a prince*s house to eat bread-. 'herefore it is not lawful for man to say! *(h.+ ir. wherein have eaten all the holy ones and prophets of God. and anchored so near the land that the voice of Jesus might be heard.God pardon you. if the $ing had been of our 2aw. how must we do to escape pride-. and sitting down awaited his word. ill. (s God lives.Did you as$ for the most delicate food. a poor fisherman. whereupon when it grew up the thorns choc$ed the seed% and some fell on good ground. si0ty. for so shall you be in truth free from all pride.clad.
whose is this . men sought not good figs but fair leaves. the disciples came near to Jesus and he said to them! *'he man who sows seed upon the road.* (nd these they sold for their weight in gold. upon the good ground. without which generation is impossible. 3hen the prayer was ended. 'he other desired to give the apples away. 'he one chose to sell the peel of the apple for its weight in gold..+ )aster. became sic$ with a grievous sic$ness.. *+f that father of a family.'here went forth many men to sell figs. albeit they have some memory thereof. #t is. he went with his disciples to Nain. when carnal desires grow up they cho$e the good seed of the word of God.* 3hereupon he called together his two sons and 6said7! *Go you and gather a great 8uantity of leaves with bad figs.or then shall you go and pull up the tares from among the corn and cast them into the fire to be burned. our God. 3herefore. 3hereupon the men.Do not so.* . no even despising him. (gain Jesus said! . #hapter 1++ 1is disciples drew near to Jesus and as$ed him. not caring for the substance of the apples. But when they arrived at the mar$et.. have the word of God removed from their memory by atan. 'hat which falls on good ground is when the word of God comes to the ears of him who fears God. eating the figs. upon the stones. 'hen having dismissed them. for that he has created all things. But men bought the peel of the apples for its weight in gold. #t falls upon the road when it comes to the ears of sailors and merchants. for you would pull up the corn therewith% but wait till the time of harvest comes. which falls upon a great number of men. But he is not a father after the manner of nature. but while men slept the enemy of man came and sowed tares over the corn. who by reason of the long &ourneys which they ma$e. (gain Jesus said! . 'he master answered! *Good seed did # sow. then.tares-.place. 'herefore the men were not able to sell their figs.'here went forth two men to sell apples. from which all the neighbouring citizens ta$e water to wash off their uncleanness% but the citizen suffers his own clothes to putrefy.. (nd thus on that day Jesus spo$e to the crowd in parables. and the variety of nations with whom they have dealings. for the men were mightily pleased with leaves.3ill you that we go and pull up the tares from among the corn-.* aid the servants! . they cannot hope for help from God. (nd seeing this. seeing they serve not God. # tell you truly that he is God our 2ord% father of all things. receiving only a little bread for his &ourney. Jesus answered! . not caring for him who was fain to give them. that in every condition when man fears God the word of God will bear fruit in him.Behold a citizen has a fountain. saying! . an evil citizen said! * urely # may become rich. with his mother. for by reason of the great an0iety these have to serve the body of a prince the word of God to does not sin$ into them. though the word of God grow upon them. for that he is incapable of motion. 'he master answered! . tell us the meaning of the parables which you spo$e to the people. is he who teaches the word of God. (gain Jesus said! . . #t falls upon the stones when it comes to the ears of courtiers. behold.'he hour of prayer draws near% wherefore when the evening prayer is ended # will tell you the meaning of the parables. #t falls among the thorns when it comes to the ears of them that love their own life. upon the thorns. but the corn you shall put into my granary. where he had raised to life the widow*s son% who. received him into his house and ministered to him.. whereupon. for carnal comforts cause 6men7 to forsa$e the word of God. whereupon it brings forth fruit of eternal life. 'ruly # say to you. as soon as they have any tribulation the word of God goes out of their memory! for.
in order that he may cease to sin. but rather of a good ointment. for the faithful are so closely &oined to the infidels by $inship that the faithful will be lost with the infidel. But he that reproves not sins.. that he is more monstrous who preaches penitence to others. # will answer you. if God please. and brings a large supply of leaves% that is. gave you not. (s God lives. that hell is one.1ow should one listen to the word of God% and how should one $now him that preaches for love of God-. is the teacher who to others preaches penitence and himself abides still in sin. and how long they shall be in hell.'ruly # say to you. such a man is not received by the world. he who preaches for love of God. but* preaches in truth. Now # say to you. 'hose two men that sell apples are the one. therefore. see$s from the teachers leaves of fine words and flattery. but himself repents not of his sins. truly. for in truth he poisons the human ear. be there so many errors-. whence are come countless sects of wic$ed doctrine. yet has seven centres one below another%. good doctrine to men3herefore.+ ir. for as seven gates of hell has atan generated it! so are there seven punishments therein. in order that man may flee from sin. it is a great thing that you have as$ed.* #hapter 1+0 'hen said "eter! . see$ing only a poor man*s livelihood. for at that time shall the infidels be gathered by my angels and shall be cast out with atan into hell. 'he citizen who has the water and gives his water to others to wash off their uncleanness. atan &oins himself with the flesh and the sense. but the world. flattering particular men. he ruins the soul that follows his flattery.+ )aster. wherefore he flatters none. Jesus answered! . . a 8uantity of earthly things. so also has a sinner no need of fine words.* urely. through being occupied in the business of the world. surely. having respect of persons.. even as sin is of seven $inds. 1ence.* 'he holy ones say! *+ ir. God answers! *# have given good doctrine to men. But wait until the Judgment. But he who sells the peel for its weight in gold. while the good faithful ones shall come to my $ingdom..1e that preaches should be listened to as though God were spea$ing when he preaches good doctrine% because God is spea$ing through his mouth. because not the angels but his own tongue writes upon the air the punishment that is fitting for him< #f one had the tongue of an elephant. many infidel fathers shall beget faithful sons. for whose sa$e God waits for the world to repent. he it is who preaches to please men! and. and the rest of his body were as small as an ant. nevertheless. *'he holy ones and prophets cry! . #hapter 1+'hey that bear good figs are the true teachers who preach good doctrine. o when the teachers are negligent in preaching the word of God. but rather despised. would not this thing be monstrous. and gives the apple away. but suffers his own garments to become putrefied. Jesus answered! *+ "eter. so flattering the world. tell us how the lost shall be tormented. but rather of good reproofs. God answers! *Do not so.?es. 'he which seeing. we will disperse these errors by destroying men. in whose presence my soul stands. which ta$es pleasure in lies. /now you. + wretched man. man becomes sic$ and ready for eternal death. and the seed is the word of God.world% and the field where he sows is man$ind. @nderstand you. even as a wounded man has no need of fine bandages to bind up his wounds. should be avoided as an horrible serpent. then. then. atan sows error in the heart of men. in which he covers up sin% the which receiving. (h< how many have perished for this cause<* 'hen answered he who writes and said! . but while men have been given up to vanity atan has sowed errors to bring to nothing my 2aw.
(nd these enormous stones are laid upon the shoulders of the slothful. the nature of whose generative organs is fire. who here chaffs at the good of his neighbour and re&oices at his misfortune. and mourns that he has no worse. which as soon as they are finished must needs be pulled down straightway. (nd when they are come forth foul and unclean. where he is insulted by all the devils and by as many of the damned as go down lower than he. whose tongue is gull whose body is all girt with barbed hoo$s li$e those wherewith they catch the silly fish. as the rich feast suffered. +h unhappy man< Now shall he find himself in that condition when he shall remember past abundance and behold the penury of the present% and that with the goods that then he may not have he could have ac8uired eternal delights< 'o the fourth centre shall go the lustful. contrary to that which God commands. and when he shall have it in his hands other devils with violence shall snatch it from his hands with these words! . for greater torment. in appearance. and mourn that he be not gone down to the seventh centre. 'o the third centre shall go down the slothful who will not wor$ now. that is the loftiest in heart. (nd what is worse. whose mouth is poisonous. where they that have transformed the way given them by God shall be as corn that is coo$ed in the burning dung of the devil. yet the &ustice of God shall cause that it shall so seem to the wretched envious man. he is not able to give vent to his wrath by insulting others. to such a degree that there shall be nought to eat but live scorpions and live serpents. filthy as they are. whose claws are li$e those of gryphons. (nd as here he see$s to be higher than God. (nd there shall they be embraced by horrible infernal serpents. Now here there is dearth of food. 'here are offered to them indeed by the demons.. ma$ing him lie down upon the road where they pass. Now with these shall all the lustful en&oy the infernal embers which shall be their bed. seeing that his tongue is fastened by a hoo$. But what is worse. *'he envious. behind him are the demons. and suffering in them all the pains that are therein. (nd the demons. what is worse. those very scorpions which he eats that they may devour his belly. planting their feet upon his throat. 'o the second centre shall go down the gluttonous. because a single stone is not placed aright. and not wishing to recognize anyone above him! even so there shall he be put under the feet of atan and his devils. who shall trample him down as the grapes are trampled when wine is made. and his legs are fettered with infernal serpents. not being able to come forth speedily. 'hey spurn him and smite him. whose eyes are flaming sulphur. 1ere are built cities and immense palaces. 'he wrathful goes down to the first centre. whose nails are razors. they are eaten over again. . who push him. (nd they that shall have sinned with harlots. in wishing to do after his own manner. where he shall suffer e0treme poverty. (nd. 'he covetous shall go down to the fifth Centre. whose hair is serpents.or where there is no gladness at all it shall seem to him that every one re&oices at his misfortune. it being too much to lift. li$e . . delicate meats% but for that they have their hands and feet bound with fetters of fire. for that he has his hands and feet bound.:emember that you would not give for love of God% so God wills not that you now receive. shall offer him that which he desires. (nd it shall seem to him that all things in hell re&oice at his torment. rend the secret parts of the glutton. and he shall be ever derided and scorned of devils. seeing that sloth has ta$en away the power of his arms. shall be plunged into the lowest centre. who has not his hands free to cool his body as he wal$s and to ease the burden. shall go down to the si0th Centre. they cannot put out a hand on the occasion when the meat appears to them.or the proud. 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. ?et is he not able to defend himself. passing through all the centres above it.or although the damned are incapable of any &oy. and ma$e him fall to earth many times beneath the weight% nor does any help him to lift it up! no. which give such torment that it would be better never to have been born than to eat such food. a double amount is laid upon him. and there shall be chafed by the fangs of a great number of infernal serpents. all these acts of impurity shall be transformed for them into union with the infernal furies% which are demons li$e women.
that which he uses who sells flesh. God shall answer! .two grades. But there is not this hope. that they shall not abide for evermore in hell. But the faithful shall have comfort. saying one to another! .or fire. is your mercy. 1earing which. and lead him into paradise. ice. because their torment cannot have an end.2ord. #t is true. li$e the mi0ture of various grains ma$e a loaf. #hapter 1+1 #n this accursed spot shall abide the infidels for evermore! insomuch that if the world were filled with grains of millet.+ 2ord.?ou are more noble than #. be he who he may.* 'he disciples were affrighted. all those that have human flesh and shall be under punishment. 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. 3here. and screaming shall say! . thunderstorms. for here comes )uhammad %our enemy<. who are in seventy. remember the promise made to me your servant. (nd this shall God do in order that every creature may $now that he has received benefit from the )essenger of God.(s$ what you will. (nd what shall # say. 'hen shall his )essenger spea$ to God and say! . my God. to behold the &ustice of God. common to all the centres. + 2ord. #hapter 1+7 'hen shall the )essenger of God say! . and said! * o then the faithful must go into hell-* Jesus answered! *9very one. to free them from those bitter punishments. those of the two last grades. in my despite. atan shall smite himself upon the face with both his hands. for # will give you all that you as$.+ )uhammad. shall all be united by the &ustice of God. heat. the heat nor the fire the ice.. frenzy. + my friend. (s for the faithful. . hearing this..# tell you that thither shall come 6even7 the )essenger of God. where are your promises made to us.. so long shall they abide without punishment.# pray you. But he shall abide there 6only7 so long as it ta$es to shut and open the eyes. seeing that they were not willing for the love of God to put an end to their sin. but each shall give torment to the wretched sinner. 2ord. who shall have had the faith without good wor$s.. lightning. #n this accursed place shall there be a general punishment. because their torment shall have an end. only suffering fear. not suffering any punishment and the righteous. the one being sad at good wor$s. fly. and the other delighting in evil. 'hen shall God command the four favourite angels of God% that they go to hell and ta$e out every one that has the faith of his )essenger. so long as the )essenger of God shall abide to behold hell. (nd this they shall do. terror. 'hereupon hell shall tremble at his presence. . saying that those who have your faith shall not abide in hell for evermore-. concerning them that have received my faith. must go into hell. 3hen he shall go there all the devils shall shrie$. however. wind.ly. and having approached with reverence the )essenger of God shall narrate to him what he has heard. and in such wise that the cold shall not temper. they would rest delighted. and shall hear them say! . (fter those years shall the angel Gabriel %come into hell. sulphur. (nd because he has human flesh. and see$ to hide themselves beneath the burning embers. 'hen the angel of God shall return to paradise. there are of the faithful who have been in hell seventy thousand years. that the holy ones and prophets of God shall go there to behold. cold. they shall abide in hell seventy thousand years. and this is un&ustly done<.
as says the prophet David! 1e shall ma$e him fall into the pit who spreads a snare for his neighbour. on the morning of the twentieth day. brethren.David our father. the chief priests with the elders of the people shall rise against me and 6they7 shall wrest authority to $ill me from the :oman governor. and in peril of robbers..or God shall save me from their hands.Go. have mercy upon us. 3herefore he opened his mouth and said! . gather the bread which God has given.1ow long is it until harvest-. and we shall not receive any bread this year in our land. brethren. all the men of the city. F. thirty. for none of you shall betray me. 'he men answered! . yet desires and wills to abide on the miry road. and by James with John. 'he day following there came.. D. ir. 6while7 being persecuted 6by7 aul. 6#s there7 an e0ile who does not aspire to return to his own rich country when he finds himself in poverty- . But the &ust God shall ma$e him fall.si0 of Jesus* disciples% and he abode in Damascus awaiting the others. and recounted everything to him.Do not be afraid. 3hen they had fasted for nineteen days. and said! .. all the disciples see$ you weeping. 6(nd the three disciples7 received some consolation 6from this7.. and shall ta$e me out of the world. Jesus answered! . Jesus answered! . the servant of God. 'hey ran to Jesus.* #hapter 1+3 3hen morning was come. came to the house where Jesus was with his disciples. why did you flee from us. ate wild fruits and herbs for two years.. )oreover. they were prophets of God. #hapter 1+9 Jesus was found by him who writes. nourishing himself only with herbs and wild fruits. 'hey gathered so much corn that they did not $now where to store it% and this thing was cause of plenty in #srael. is this world our native country. . 'ruly # say to you. and they showed him the multitude of their children. (nd when he had heard it Jesus gave than$s to God. C. early. 'he citizens too$ council to set up Jesus as their $ing $nowing which he fled from them and the disciples strove fifteen days to find him. or on of God.(nd such shall be the advantage of the faith of God*s )essenger%. # shall be sold and betrayed by one of my disciples. and therefore they endured well% but how shall these little ones fare-.. the prophet of God. and said! .3e have sought you mourning% yes. (nd they. God has caused this dearth because here began the madness of men and the sin of #srael when they said that # was God. 6and7 twice only did he eat bread. did not see bread. even though they have not done any good wor$s. 'hen Jesus had compassion on their misery. because they shall fear that # wish to usurp $ingship over #srael. (nd they mourned every one. seeing they died in this faith. they beheld the fields and hills covered with ripe corn.+ )aster. 'hey answered! . nourished with spiritual delight.+ what fear is yours< Do you not $now that 9li&ah. in the rain. seeing that the first man was cast out into the world into e0ile and there he suffers the punishment of his error. C. E. 'hen Jesus said! . and sought him saying! .1e who wal$s without $nowing where he goes is surely unhappy% but more unhappy is he who is able and $nows how to reach a good hostelry.. ee that for these twenty days we give ourselves to fasting and prayer% for God will have mercy upon you. 'he three disciples were afraid% but Jesus comforted them saying! . shall go into paradise after the punishment of which # have spo$en. as Joseph was sold into 9gypt. .'wenty days. that those that shall have believed in him.. with the women and children. weeping.# fled because # $new that a host of devils is preparing for me that which in a short time you shall see.or. because this year the worms have eaten the corn. ir. for they $new that Jesus must depart from the world.urely not. while the persecution of (hab continued for three years. two by two. 'ell me. said! .
* answered the disciples.. if there were a road which was of such condition that wal$ing in the midst thereof a man should go safely. *9ven so is it true. But # will spea$ to you of this 6matter7 in order that you may learn to die. Now man sees not that he is doing this continually when he gathered earthly goods. E. and if they are not frenzied they are desperate. (nd when he is laid dead beneath the ground. #t is because. but in vain. let him gaze upon the tombs. No.(ssuredly reason denies it. for there shall he find the truth. #hapter 1-0 Believe.1ow shall a man who has not learned to die well die a good death.urely. + men. and striving in emulation to get nearest to the edge and $ill themselves.+ wretched man< for the building of his life will fall with great ruin because he does not loo$ not to the foundation of death< #hapter 1-1 'ell me! when a man is born.1e shall die. shows that to wor$ a thing well it is necessary to e0ercise oneself in that 6thing7. and go to live in :ome. prophet of God! . and the sense.# will tell you. nor will even the )essenger of God have it% seeing that our God did not create man to set him in the world. for # am sure that # shall live even near to the end of the world.'hey are mad and frenzied. (s God lives. 1ave you seen the soldiers. the flesh. God*s prophet. #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. what end shall the man have who desires earthly riches. but rather to place him in paradise. and be despised of his neighbours. what advantage has he. so the death of them that die well. But his life . everything that is done amiss. because they are of a law that is foreign to him. and olomon. # do not say this because # have to die now. . but he ta$es pains that his design may have a good conclusion. but wal$ing on the edges he would brea$ his head% what would you say if you saw men opposing one another. 'ell me. wherein the beams of earthly goods cannot be threaded. 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. is not willing to leave his own country with all that he has.F. as says David.. said the prophet David. how is he born. he is born na$ed. 3henever a man begins anything. when one spea$s to them 6of death7 they will not 6heed7 his speech. but e0perience proves it. 'he death of the holy is precious in the sight of the 2ord. 6why7 will men not measure their life by death. . cries with me! + death. 1e who would fain become wise beyond all others in the fear of God. Nevertheless in his madness he strives continually to ma$e the wor$ succeed. being rare. that # 6have7 come into the world with a privilege which no man has had. because the lovers of the world will not thin$ upon death.'he sinner shall die a most evil death.urely he would wor$ in vain. even once. Do you $now why 6such a death is precious7. 9ven so # tell you truly. not only is he 6aiming7 to finish 6it7. since 6only he7 who is not born does not die . .3hat amazement would be yours< (ssuredly you would say! . is precious in the sight of God our creator. #t is certain that he who has no hope of receiving anything from the :omans. 1ave you seen them that build 6and7 how they lay every stone with the foundation in view. how bitter is the remembrance of you to them that have rest in their riches< C.or death is the needle. let him study the boo$ of the tomb. even as all rare things are precious. how in time of peace they e0ercise themselves with one another as if they were at war. measuring if it is straight 6so7 that the wall will not fall down. (nd much less would he do so when he found himself to have offended Caesar.or he will $now to beware of the world. + miserable man.( mean linen cloth in which he is wound! and this is the reward which the world gives him. how would the wor$ attain 6its end7. never to return.D. for there shall he find the true doctrine for his salvation. #f a man sewing cloth should thread beams instead of thread in the needle. (nd whoever believes not this at my word. when he sees that man*s flesh is reserved to be food of worms. which is born to die.
having made his resolution.urely we shall fare badly% because he is fain to reform the worship of God after the ancient custom. even as we care not for theirs. Jesus said! . 3hat then shall the fruit be if this man be suffered to live. having . o one sabbath morning. $nowing that # believe not in him. (nd on that day Judas the traitor. and so he himself would be a powerful man. which holds a middle place in man. 3hen the citizens recognized Jesus.urely we shall all perish with our children! for being cast out of our office we shall have to beg our bread. and that the promise was made in #shmael and not in #saac. Now how shall we fare under the sovereignty of such a man. made show of having suffered grief at Jesus* absence.* 3herefore. for he cannot away with our traditions.. everyone desired to see him. he would $now that # steal his money% and so he would lose patience and cast me out of his service. more than any other. they plotted to seize him by night. that we might not $now to what end he said this. and would be saved from eternal death. (nd God too$ away our understanding. having ta$en counsel among themselves. who was of small stature. for the angel of God has said to me that # must go there.(ssuredly the #shmaelites shall come into repute with the :omans. ( publican named =acchaeus. the traitor. by the will of God. praised be God. saying! *3hat shall we do if this man become $ing. . 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. 3e now. and they shall give them our country in possession% and so shall #srael again be sub&ected to slavery as it was aforetime. who care not for our 2aw. our God is so merciful that he is appeased with sacrifice and fasting. have a $ing and a governor that are alien to our 2aw.* 3herefore. for he carried Jesus* purse. at which Jesus said! . #hapter 1-+ 'hen all the disciples came to Damascus. climbed to the top of a sycamore. they would follow the 2aw of God. 1e hoped that Jesus would become $ing of #srael.* 3hereupon. wherein was $ept all that was given him for love of God.. *because the people are so inclined towards him that without the soldiery we shall not be able to do anything% and may it please God that with the soldiery we may accomplish this business. (nd they too$ counsel with the high priest. when the governor and 1erod should agree thereto.'hen Jesus wept and said! *9ven so. having heard the proposal. and cruel enemies of their own selves. he said within himself! *#f this man were a prophet. and there waited for Jesus to pass that place when he went to the synagogue. truly. But because they follow the flesh and the world they are frenzied. (nd so we are able to do whatsoever we list% for.* #hapter 1-* Judas. the high priest gave answer that he must needs treat with 1erod and with the governor. (fter the coming of all the disciples. for so shall # be able to obtain something good. he gave notice to the scribes and "harisees how the matter had passed in Nain. 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. even though we sin. But if this man become $ing he will not be appeased unless he shall see the worship of God according as )oses wrote% and what is worse.or if they lived according to reason. having lost this hope. not being able to see Jesus because of the great multitude. lost the hope of becoming powerful in the world. (nd if he were a wise man he would not flee from the honour that God wills to give him.2et us return into Galilee. 3herefore. are the lovers of the world. Jesus then. Jesus came to Nazareth. but says that he shall come of the seed of #shmael.2et every one beware of him who without occasion labours to give you to$ens of love. when he saw that Jesus was fled.
# do not hold the religion of the true "harisees in reprobation but in approbation and for that # am ready to die. said in derision *"harisee<* that is. . ma$ing a splendid feast. at the prayer of his disciple 9lisha. 'ell me. and you hold our religion in reprobation<...* 'ruly # say to you. selling 6their goods7 and giving to the poor for love of God. =acchaeus. for there did this name begin 6as a7 way of deriding good men. (nd so men. saying to Jesus* disciples! . 9li&ah.. the friend of God. may it please God that out of every thousand there be one elect<. 9noch. God sends his prophets and servants into the world in order that sinners may repent% and he sends 6them7 not for the sa$e of the righteous.come to that place.. friend and prophet of God.. since the Canaanites were given up to idolatry..or *"harisee* strictly means *see$s God* in the language of Canaan. 'hey answered! . o then we are all reprobate. through desire of paradise. 'he "harisees answered in indignation! .or in all their acts they sought God their creator. when #srael has more than a hundred thousand "harisees. do you $now your origin and how the world began to receive "harisees.# will tell you. said Jesus. but in very deed. and for love of God they forsoo$ cities and their own goods. 'he man came down and received him with gladness.for 6those who are7 whole have no need of medicine. wrote a little boo$ in which he included all human wisdom with the 2aw of God our 2ord. and # will tell you why # am come in here.3hy 6has7 your master gone in to eat with publicans and sinners-. because they $new that. Jesus answered! . *1e see$s God*% as much as to say! *+ madman. in the time of 9li&ah. seeing that you do not $now it. Jesus answered! . 'hen Jesus said! . 3hereupon the Canaanites.?ou say the truth. which is the worship of human hands. 'hey 6claimed they had7 to depart under prete0t of business to be done. 'he "harisees were confounded when they heard the name of the boo$ of 9li&ah. but all were elect of God. in whose presence my soul stands. let us see if you are 6true7 "harisees. so hear$en to my words.. began to see$ God their creator. .3hy does the physician 6enter7 into a house'ell me. for today # will abide in your house. no one observed such doctrine. said Jesus. o they tarried in confusion to listen to Jesus.. . who said again. But now. 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. 'he "harisees murmured. you have no statues of idols and adore the wind% loo$ to your fate and come and serve our gods. beholding those of our people that were separated from the world to serve God. But come. through their traditions. only the sic$. #hapter 1-0 (s God lives. a friend of God. But truly # say to you. lifted up his eyes and said! . having $nowledge of this.! .Come down.all the saints and prophets of God have been "harisees not in name. . as you are. there were twelve mountains inhabited by seventeen thousand "harisees% and so it was that 6even7 in so great a number there was not found a single reprobate. #hapter 1-(s God lives. because they had no need of repentance. when they saw such an one. if you were true "harisees you would be glad that # should have gone in to sinners for their salvation. who wal$ed with God in truth.#f you were 6true7 "harisees you would forsa$e all other business to attend to this% for the "harisee see$s God alone.'o heal the sic$. . even as he that is clean has no need of the bath. ma$ing no account of the world.
in this world in which he is hated. for 6there is no profit7 in gaining the whole world and losing one*s own soul. 'hey that wish to do good wor$s. #n prayer. for the master does not suffer himself to be found outside his house 6in a place7 where he is not loved. 2et him hate no one save himself% condemn no one save himself. who does nothing but reprove our sins. suffice. (gain # say to you that if you were 6true7 "harisees you would have had &oy that # 6have7 entered in here. . because God has mercy upon sinners. writes this! 3hoever desires to learn much.to all them that desire to wal$ with God their creator. 1ow shall the sinner amend his life when he hears one worse than he teaching him'hey that see$ God. let him not loo$ save at his own feet.. 2et the lump of earth sleep on the na$ed earth 6and7 for every night let two hours of sleep suffice. 'his is the little boo$ of 9li&ah. 'hey that desire to see$ God.. let him not spea$ save that which is necessary. as does a friend who spea$s with a friend.. 'hey that see$ God. 3hen he spea$s. 3hen he wal$s. 'herefore guard your senses and guard your heart. shall come forth 6to where7 there are men of the world only once in 6every7 thirty days for in respect of the business of him that see$s God wor$s for two years can be done in one day. let them rise from the table still hungry% thin$ing every day not to attain to the ne0t% spending their time as one draws his breath. 4for so begins the little Boo$5. for in this way you shall find God 6so7 that in every time and place you shall feel that you are in God and God 6is7 in you. let them shut fast the doors and windows of their house. servant of God. let them attend to their own selves. because he who fears God is content to $now only that which God wills. Now do this in the service of God. + "harisees. #hapter 1-1 . 2et one garment. 'hey that wish to teach others. of the s$in of beasts. 'hey that see$ fair words do not see$ God. let them stand in such fear as if they were at the Judgment to come. with the 2aw that God has given you through )oses.9li&ah. let him 4sic5 flee the conversation of men% because )oses being alone upon )ount inai found him and spo$e with God. 3hen they eat. because God is not found outside of us. they 4sic5 fear God little. let them live better than others. because nothing can be learned from him who $nows less than ourselves.
. said Jesus. . where he wasted all his substance with harlots.. harlots. how many in my father*s house 6are7 feasting in abundance.* #hapter 1-7 3hile they were ma$ing merry in the house. wasting all his portion with harlots. 'he servant answered him! *?our brother 6has7 come 6home7 and your father has $illed the fatted calf. o he went forth to meet him. (nd while feeding them he assuaged his hunger in company with the swine. you are always with me and everything is yours% but this one was dead and is alive again. do not go to Judea. and it came to pass that his father saw him coming from afar off. for # am not worthy to be called your son. saying! *. 'ruly. and said! *?ou can go and triumph 6but7 # will not eat at the table of fornicators. and would not go into the house.'his day has salvation come to this house. such that the wretched man went to serve a citizen. and give him new 6garments7% give him the ring on his finger. and to his disciples! .. and was moved to compassion over him. your brother 6has7 come.)aster. now that he is come you have $illed the fatted calf<. for we $now that the "harisees have ta$en counsel with the high priest against you. 'he son bowed himself down.* (nd he called his servants and said! *Bring new robes here and clothe my son. Come therefore and re&oice with him. # have sinned in heaven against you.. do to me as to one of your servants. for they cannot do anything contrary to the will of God.* 'he father answered! * on.* 'he elder son was more angry. for you are my son. (s God lives.or 6this7 son 6of mine7 was dead but has now come to life again% he was lost and now is found. and the younger said! *. and will go to my father. 'hen Jesus said to them that were converted to repentance. and # will not suffer you to be in the condition of my slave. and they that account themselves righteous shall go into eternal flames.ather. and they are feasting.# $new it before they did it. the elder son came home. (nd he departed from his father without receiving even a piece of money. 1earing this. he marvelled and called one of the servants. was lost and now is found% 6that is why7 we must re&oice. 'he disciples said! . for # do not fear them but 6rather7 fear God. But when he came to himself he said! *+h.ather. 2et them do all that they desire.A 'here was a father who had two sons. and having come up to him he embraced him and $issed him. who set him to feed swine in his property. But as for this worthless fellow that departed from you. # have sinned in heaven against you% do with me as you do to one of your servants.* 'he elder son was greatly angered when he heard this. . for love of God. eating acorns.ather. truly.* 'he 6elder7 son answered with indignation! *# have always served you with good service. ir. many publicans. and you never gave me a lamb to eat with my friends.'hen =acchaeus said! . behold # will give. living lu0uriously. 'hen Jesus said! . as$ing him why they were ma$ing merry in this way. and sinners shall go into the $ingdom of God. and # perish here with hunger< # will arise. and $ill the fatted calf and we will ma$e merry.even so is there re&oicing among the angels of God over one sinner that repents. fourfold all that # have received by usury.. (nd he. (nd when they had eaten he departed for he 6was going7 to Judea. (fter this there arose a mighty famine in that country. therefore.. but # do not fear. give me my portion of goods*% and his father gave it 6to7 him. and will say to him! *. and hearing that they were ma$ing merry within. Jesus answered! . departed and went into a far country. 'he father answered! * on.do not say so. 'herefore his father came out to him and said to him! * on. .* 'he poor man went. having received his portion. the "harisees departed in indignation.
he said! *Brother.* replied the younger.* 'hen the elder said! *3ho is that infidel prince whom God has sent for the chastisement of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *1ow should # $now. . in order that he might have 6the benefit of7 his conversation. and so both set themselves to search for water. although they were but one hour*s &ourney apart. # felt an e0altation within me. 3hen you said that for two days you did not drin$ 6and that7 you sought water.* 'hen the elder said! *+ brother. pointing out the dwelling with his finger! *# dwell here* 4for they were near to the dwelling of 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.or # confess to you that # sinned against you. do you $now who is now $ing of #srael-* 'he younger answered! *#t is God that is /ing of #srael. 'he elder said! *+ brother. if they had not sinned.* 'he elder said! *"erhaps you came 6here7 when (hab slew the servants of God-* *9ven so. said! *3here do you dwell. . and one 6of them7 abode fifteen years $nowing nothing of his neighbour. (fter the departure of 9li&ah. and # have in my house the psalms of David.* 'he elder said! *+ brother. for the idolaters are not $ings but persecutors of #srael. because of the great persecution by idolaters.* 'he younger replied! *+ brother. then. who is it that now persecutes #srael-* 'he younger answered! *'he sins of #srael persecute #srael. you do not $now how to read. at the door of which they found a spring of fresh water. o. it is now two months since # have drun$ water. that holy congregation of "harisees was dispersed.ifteen years. you say this in humility% but it is certain that if God had done this for my sa$e he would have made a spring close to my dwelling 6so7 that # should not 6have to7 depart 6in search of it7. you are a holy one of God% God has given this spring for your sa$e. 6God7 would not have raised the idolatrous princes up against #srael. and so they found each other. brother-* 1e answered. if you have not seen any man-* #hapter 1-9 'he younger answered! *1e who $ept the raiment of the people of #srael good for forty years in the wilderness has $ept my s$ins even as you see 6them7. 2et us go. and # had been for two months without drin$ing. you said the truth. 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.* .or in that same time of 9li&ah more than ten thousand prophets who were true "harisees were slain in one year. are they 6really7 "harisees. as though # were better than you. it is now two days since # have drun$ water% therefore let us see$ a little water. that # may give you a reading each day and ma$e plain to you what David says. because.5 'he elder said! *1ow long 6have7 you dwelt here. brother-* 'he younger answered! *. the elder. .#hapter 1-3 *'ell me now! the "harisees of today.* 6(nd so7 they returned to the dwellings of the elder. and see what God says by his prophet David! the 2ord is able to give us water. 'wo "harisees went into the mountains to dwell there.* 'hen the elder perceived that the younger was more perfect than he.* said the elder.* 'he younger answered! *2et us go now. 6but7 # $now how to read. and they held it a great sin for a young man to spea$ before an old one . for it was their custom that the eldest should spea$ before every other. Come.* *#t is true. # will tell you one single e0ample of the "harisees of old time.but # meant to say.* 'he younger answered! *+ brother. for every year he had had dealings with men. in order that you may $now the present ones.are they servants of Godurely not< ?es. therefore you did not sin. therefore. 'he more aged 6one7 said . therefore. seeing 6that for7 these fifteen years # have not seen any man e0cept you. and # say to you truly. 'he elder said! *+ brother. ee then if they were in8uisitive< #t came to pass that there arose a drought on those mountains.
said! *#t is true% and our God has pardoned you. # learned them in a single hour and have never forgotten them% but # have not yet observed them. o. and not 6merely7 to $now it. and became a prophet of God our 2ord. 'he younger answered! . (nd ever do # feel within myself one that e0cuses my faults. and read that which our father David says! # will set a watch over my mouth that my tongue decline not to words of ini8uity.Now. ?et # answer you that God our creator loo$s not on time. you say this in humility. urely he did not write it that we might 6only7 $now it. 'he younger replied! . #hapter 101 .Brother.five years whereof # have been a "harisee-. aid the elder! . (nd here the aged man made a discourse upon the tongue.+ur God does not see$ that our intellect should be good. but rather our heart. *'he younger replied! . let it be observe it.. for you despise $nowledge.. on the Day of Judgment. for that # stand between two great faults! the one is that # do not $now myself to be the greatest of sinners. to give account of myself. perceiving the truth and righteousness of his companion. where have you learned this doctrine. the elder said! . the other that # do not desire to do penance for it more than other men.'he younger answered! .'he younger said! *+ brother. who are perfect .* 'he more aged 6of the two7. and not to observe it. # say. that he who see$s God ought to condemn himself alone. then. 6(fter this7 there were fifteen more years before they found one another. if you are the most perfect 6of men7-. hearing this. *'he elder answered! . then.+ brother. with whom have you spo$en. that you $now you have not learned all that # said-. (nd all that a man learns. for seventy. for they serve their Creator better than #. was chosen $ing of #srael. * aid the elder! .+ brother. 'he younger answered! . # spea$ with myself. when he had found him again. say not so.'he first word that my master said to me when # too$ the habit of a "harisee was this! that # ought to consider the goodness of others and my own ini8uity for if # should do so # should perceive myself to be the greatest of sinners.+ brother. that they who $now the commandments of God written in the 2aw ought to observe those 6first7 if they would afterwards learn more. for you are a holy one of God.. e0cusing with e0cuse my sin. 9very day # place myself before the &udgment of God. but what we have done. but rather that we might observe it. and the younger departed. *'he younger answered! . why have you not returned to any dwelling-* 'he younger answered! *Because # have not yet learned well what you said to me.* (nd having said this he too$ the "salms. the elder 6"harisee7 said! *+ brother. what faults have you. because the younger changed his dwelling. he will not as$ us what we have learned. seeing 6that7 fifteen years have past-* 'he younger replied! *(s for the words.* 'hen the elder said! *1ow can this be. how shall # spea$ now so as not to fall into sin! for your word is true. but loo$s on the heart! wherefore David.+ brother. *3hereupon... for # am now ninety years old. or there is too much or too little rain upon the ground.# ought to consider the obedience of the sun and the planets..+ brother. (ccordingly. But them # condemn. say not so.+ brother. seeing there are no men here-. being fifteen years% old. which our God wills to be prized. you have forgotten what our father 9li&ah said. to learn too much. whose goodness or whose faults consider you on these mountains.Now.* #hapter 100 *'he elder answered! . or because their heat is too great. 'o what purpose is it.+ brother. either because they give not light as # desire. tell me. younger than si0 other his brethren. how shouldst you $now yourself to be the greatest of sinners. and mine also. * aid the elder! .
or every one of us has two eyes in his head.. But we of Judah have spiritual eyesight which are the fear and the faith of our God.Beware of the leaven of the "harisees of our day. 'he true "harisee is salt that suffers not human flesh to be putrefied by sin% for every one who sees him is brought to repentance.how us your God.* said Jesus to his disciples% and may it please God that we be able on the day of &udgment to have him for our friend.or even as oil rests at the top of every li8uor. which has corrupted not only the "harisees of this day.#f you had eyes to see him # would show him to you. But he that ma$es the oil rancid. not $nowing how to read.. and the disciples were sorry that they had forgotten to bring bread. where there was no sign of corn. for # will worship them. and having entered one sabbath day into the 'emple. who does as he does observes the 2aw of God. . /now you what is the true "harisee.)aster.6#n this matter7 we need not words but deeds% cause therefore that your gods create one fly. and they said! . and thought of self.(nd how many ate and were satisfied with five loaves and two fishes. .'he leaven of the "harisee is want of faith in God.1e is the oil of human nature. the honour which this people pays you must have ta$en away your understanding. Jesus rebu$ed them. # will not for them forsa$e that God who has created everything with a single word% whose name alone affrights . and perhaps he is but vanity. who are omnipotent. so the goodness of the true "harisee rests at the top of all human goodness. Jesus answered! . seeing it is not $nown where he is.. 'hen Jesus said! . 'hey answered! . have you then forgotten what God wrought in Nain.. # would see$ to convert you.'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. because they hold them for holy ones. for a little leaven mars a mass of meal.* Jesus then embar$ed on a ship. and wish that we should forsa$e the multitude of gods 4for :ome alone has twenty. saying! .. 1e is a light that lightens the pilgrims* way. the soldiers drew near to tempt him and ta$e him. you would not perish.*'his man was a true "harisee.or the simple fol$.. as our God has created you. and # will worship them. 'he soldiers answered! . pardon me. but has corrupted #srael. Jesus answered! . but since you are blind. and you say we are blind.- #hapter 10* Jesus having come to Jerusalem.eight thousand gods that are seen5 and should follow your God who is one only and for that he cannot be seen.+ur faith tells us that our life is a continual warfare upon the earth.#f # had created you. which God gives to the world% for everything that he says and does is according to the 2aw of God. . if we have not even any bread-* A 'hen Jesus said! *+ men of little faith. # cannot show you him. it is not $nown where he is. putrefies the salt. corrupts the boo$.. therefore. do that which they see the "harisees do. e0tinguishes the light . 'hen said the disciples one to another! *Now what leaven have we. 'hen Jesus said! . 1e is a living boo$. seeing they ma$e not a single fly afresh. 'he soldiers re&oiced at hearing this. beware that you do not as does the "harisee today. 3herefore. for if you pour contempt on our gods we will give you into the hand of 1erod. 'he soldiers answered! . is it lawful to wage war-. this man is a false "harisee. wherefore we can see our God in every place. #f. urely..Now how has your God created us.. and began to e0tol their idols.#f they are omnipotent as you say. for every one that considers his poverty with his penitence perceives that in this world we ought not to shut up our heart. 'he soldiers were dismayed at hearing this. Jesus answered! .Beware how you spea$. who will ta$e vengeance for our gods. aid the soldiers! .(ssuredly.. wherefore Jesus said! . Jesus answered! . and we will become Jews. and $new not what to say. o would you convert us to your faith..
the murderer shall be beheaded. who has honour. time. # should say so # should be a greater robber. and spend the worse part in God*s service! then are you robbers indeed. therefore..Now let us see this% for we are fain to ta$e you. if a man bewail it and commit it no more.* Jesus answered! *3hoso $nows not the goods..* #hapter 10*'he man. # say.(re goods. (nd this is &ust. 3hereupon straightway the soldiers were rolled out of the 'emple as one rolls cas$s of wood when they are washed to refill them with wine% insomuch that now their head and now their feet struc$ the ground. saying! . if you said this to tempt me. Jesus opened his mouth and said! . and that without any one touching them.. . when you ta$e time. there are but few robbers. # alone will spea$% wherefore hear$en to me. therefore. # will say such a thing. the enemy 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. for the disease that is not $nown is not healed. flesh. mighty and merciful. 3herefore. (ll things created belong to the Creator. and gives it to atan. . teach you us. so that if a man receive them not as God wills he becomes a robber. 'he soldiers answered! . and they cannot show themselves but they are immediately hanged by the soldiery. therefore. better than honour. and therefore their sin is greater than that of the others.* 'hen Jesus. and life. 'hen Jesus said! . seeing that all held their peace. committed a grievous sin in saying that # alone $now the truth. since you have as$ed me. appertains to God alone and not to others.1as God. how has robbery filled all the world with sin.. But this sin is of such a $ind that it shall never be remitted. and they were fain to stretch forth their hands against Jesus. (nd in li$e manner. goods. in such wise that nothing can lay claim to anything..armies. 'hen said a scribe! *+ master. (nd they were so affrighted and fled in such wise that they were never more seen in Judea. ?ou. and honour. and not saying! . all are God*s possessions. if he spend them contrary to that which God wills.(donai abaoth<. But this single precept has been so violated and abused that it has filled the world with sin. by the grace of God. e0cept that which is wrongly ta$en be restored. in whose presence my soul stands. and goods .alone. and fast with prayer and almsgiving. who alone $nows the truth.or he is the truth. be he of what fashion he will. perhaps. 3hoever commits sin. which ought to serve God. for this word . to you that. said again! *'hough # be not alone in #srael $nowing the truth. for God has so commanded. our God. sense. for # should be stealing the honour of God. (nd in saying that # alone $new God # should be falling into greater ignorance than all. 'hus soul. # say to you truly that many rob who $now not what they do.#f God will.(ssuredly now. your sin is greater still. since you alone in #srael $now the truth.* Jesus answered! *# say not that # alone in #srael $now the truth. forsooth. (nd # tell you that.+ur God commanded that we should not steal our neighbour*s goods. he is li$ewise a robber. But when a neighbour*s honour is ta$en away. No.* 'hen the "harisees drew near to Jesus and said! *+ master. and such 6 sin7 as shall never be remitted as other sins are remitted! seeing that for every other sin.'omorrow # will do thus. they 4sic5 cannot $now the robbers%. the robber shall be hanged% when his life is ta$en. why is not the robber crucified. is a robber% for he steals time and the soul and his own life. and so in the power of atan has he done this.1e has the wisdom of Baal and (shtaroth. when his possessions are stolen. #hapter 10+ 'he priests and "harisees murmured among themselves and said! . # will go to such a place.. as God lives. forgives.
(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.or although God is omnipotent. or not have suffered men to see it. not having need of man. # say. man would not have $nown himself to be God*s servant% and so he would have accounted himself lord of paradise./nowing that they must needs fall.Did God will that he should eat it. in order that man might remain sub&ect to him. God. waiting to pray the midday prayer. 3herefore # say that. # tell you that the high. (nd he that hear$ens to the murmurer is li$ewise guilty. in order that the creature may depend on the Creator and not the Creator on the creature. forbade him the food. in order that in man might wor$ the mercy of God and his righteousness. who to display his riches. then. but he that ta$es away honour shall go free. . you call me good.priest called two old priests secretly and sent them to Jesus. he left him free by his bounty. 3herefore the Creator. which has a precipice on the right hand and on the left! but # will wal$ in the middle. and departed in confusion. wor$s everything for his own use. surely he should have allowed them corn. as does a /ing. wrought according to his good pleasure. he that steals honour is worthy of greater punishment than he that robs a man of goods and of life. created man free in order that he might love his Creator much the more and might $now his bounty. since he wor$s contrary to the will of God. and draws light even out of dar$ness itself% but the blind does not so. or no-* (nd this they said tempting him% for if he said! *God willed it.. who is blessed for evermore. that whoever has the light of his eyes clear sees everything clear. in whose presence my soul stands.* 'he old men . (nd in to$en that # spea$ the truth. and this is the fruit of his priesthood.commanded that he who ta$es goods shall be punished and he that ta$es life with goods shall be punished. (nd truly # say to you. for that he has need.* 'he doctor was astounded when he heard this. who has no need of anything. and said to him! *Good master. and in order that his slaves may love him more. 'he priests drew near to Jesus and said! *)aster. for the one receives atan on his tongue and the other in his ears. (nd much more do you err in as$ing why God has not done according to your brain. but rather the honour of God his creator.or although God had power to hinder sin. who was gone out of the 'emple.* they would say! *'hen man has more power than God. in whose presence my soul stands. 'he "harisees were consumed 6with rage7 at hearing this. in such wise that he could resist evil and do good. neither # nor you would have $nown the mercy of God and his righteousness. . 3herefore in creating man he created him free in order that he might $now that God had no need of him% >erbi gratia. wherefore did man eat corn and fruit. that God our creator in his wor$ing conforms not himself to us. and was sitting in olomon*s porch. if God had granted everything to man. he would not contradict his own bounty 4for God has no contradiction5 in order that. having created him by his omnipotence. (nd near him he had his disciples with a great multitude of people. for God alone is good.* Jesus answered! *)an. #hapter 100 'hen the high. perceiving that he $new their heart. wherefore it is not lawful for the creature to see$ his own way and convenience. wherefore God did not grant corn and fruit to our fathers. (s God lives.priest has sent you to tempt me. (nd for this sin the serpents slew about seventy thousand of our people. he should not contradict sin in man. but free to do that which he pleases in regard to his own life and salvation or damnation. 'hen there drew near to Jesus a doctor. but only their children. but you err. tell me. if man had not sinned. gives freedom to his slaves.* 3hen they heard this the priests were confounded.* Jesus answered! *?our 8uestion is li$e a road over a mountain. But God. his omnipotence and bounty having wrought in man. because they were not able to condemn his speech.* they would answer! *3hy did he forbid it-* and if he said! *God willed it not. # tell you. ?et # will answer you all. 'hen Jesus said! *9very man.urely not% for by reason of their murmuring our fathers entered not into the land of promise. (s God lives. then.
but as # sat at the gate of the 'emple a man made me come near to him and. 3herefore he was brought to the chief of the priests. as he returned home. how that this fellow is a sinner. or some other prophet. found one blind from his mother*s womb. he has enlightened me. for the father and mother of the blind man. 3as it our father (braham%.. for he is Jesus the Nazarene%. and the high.* 'he high. but a man who saw him called me and said! . and now he sees% how has this thing befallen-* 'he father and mother of the man born blind replied! *'ruly he was born blind. having made clay of earth with his spittle. 'he man born blind replied! *Neither (braham nor )oses.* 'he "harisees did not believe this% so they said to the high priest! * end for his father and mother. and spea$ the truth.* said the high. for a testimony of the Gospel. for they will tell us the truth. or )oses %the servant of God.* 'hen said the high. the abbath%-* 'he blind man answered! *'oday he healed me. who recounts everything to him% for he aspires to the $ingship over #srael% but God will see to that.* he replied. saying! *)an.or others could not do such a thing. put some of that clay upon my eyes and sent me to the pool of iloam to wash% whereupon # went.* aid the high. priest! *1e says that he was born blind. # went and washed. spitting on the ground.departed and recounted all to the high.. that whereas # was blind.priest! *Did he heal you perhaps today.priest. *and tell us what prophet has appeared to you in a dream and given you light. many who met him said! *#f this man were blind # should say for certain that it was he who was wont to sit at the beautiful gate of the 'emple%.)aster.* 'hereupon they were dismissed.priest. who was conferring with the priests and the "harisees against Jesus. (nd having called the blind man up to him he spat on the ground and made clay and placed it upon the eyes of the blind man and said to him! *Go to the pool of iloam and wash you<* 'he blind man went. as he went out of the 'emple.priest 8uestioned them saying! *#s this man your son-* 'hey answered! *1e is truly our son.* 'hey sent. who said! *'his fellow has the devil at his bac$. 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!.* 4Now the father and mother of the blind man were afraid to spea$. 'he high priest as$ed him. as$ him and he will tell you the truth. but God created him so. *( man made clay.priest as$ed him the name of that man. because a decree had gone forth from the :oman senate that no man might contend . we $now not% he is of age.Neither his father nor his mother sinned in him. a prophet and an holy one of the God of #srael. *Now give glory of God. Jesus. that he was born blind-* Jesus answered! .Go and wash you in the pool of iloam%. seeing he $eeps not the abbath<* #hapter 107 'he blind man answered! *3hether he is a sinner # $now not% but this # $now. all Jerusalem was filled with the matter.* 'hen said the high. that is. and having washed received light% whereupon.Go and wash you as that man has said. nor any prophet have # seen in a dream and been healed by him. 1is disciples as$ed him saying! . and when they were come the high.* #hapter 101 3hen he had made the midday prayer. and this clay he placed upon my eyes and said to me! . wast you born blind-* *?es.* +thers said! *#t is he. but how he may have received the light. who sinned in this man. and now # see! blessed be the God of #srael<* 3hen the man born blind was come again to the beautiful gate of the 'emple.priest said again to the man born blind! *Give glory to God. and returned with the light of my eyes. 'he man born blind answered! *1e told me not his name. and washed me. therefore. his father or his mother.priest! *Behold now.
cold to heat. saying! *2ord. in whose presence my soul stands. /now you. then. light to dar$ness. urely. then. Now this world in all things follows the will of God. and wherefore as$ you me again. but as for this man. for. whom you say to have healed you.* 'he disciples accordingly as$ed him.Begone. when the )essenger of God shall come to the world. #hapter 109 'he disciples answered! .* (nd they cast him out of the synagogue %and 'emple%. Jesus answered! . therefore. we $now not whence he is... saying! . and would ma$e him reprobate! so greatly is God contrary to this world.. water to fire. forasmuch as according to nature every one longs after God. e0ceeding great are your words. with water.priest. (nd $now you wherefore all long after God.house of such an one. again. loves God% because by nature they long after God. Now this world. if he should conceive love towards this evil world.. and we $now that God has spo$en to )oses. (nd what shall # say (s God lives. as says David%. but for the family. and would you teach us. against the friends of the world. as$ him.. *'he third world is men*s fallen condition of sinning. as is the will that God has contrary to the will of the world. God*s enemies.priest then reviled him saying! *?ou were altogether born in sin.or earth is not so contrary to air. and said! *# have told you. that there be three $inds of worlds comprehended in a single name%! the one stands for the heavens and the earth. or love to hate. the prophet of the Jews. Jesus said! . that he is a sinner. . our father and his prophet.# curse your blessing. therefore have mercy upon us. air and fire.* 'he man born blind answered! *3hether he be a sinner. even though they err in see$ing God. and all the things that are inferior to man. 'he second stands for all men. and so shall you $now the truth in every prophet. which has transformed itself into a law contrary to God. and become you disciple of such a man< for we are disciples of )oses%.God has given them a precept which they transgress not. said to the man born blind! *Give glory to God and spea$ the truth. even as the .for Jesus.'hin$ you perhaps that God has created . great are your words% tell us. prophet of God! .'hey curse and # bless. under pain of death! this decree had the governor obtained wherefore they said! *1e is of age. and this is God alone. assuredly God would ta$e away from him all that he gave him when he created him. there has never yet been enlightened one who was born blind% and God would not hear$en to sinners. for we understand them not.3ould you also become his disciples-* 'he high. you shall see that # have spo$en the truth. 'herefore the merciful God has sent his prophets to this world for its salvation. 'his ma$es man become li$e to the demons. the meaning.% and by )icah the prophet he said! .Because they long every one after an infinite good without any evil. # $now not% but this # $now. (nd this world our God hates so sore that if the prophets had loved this world what thin$ you. the creator of the world. #hapter 103 'he man born blind went to find Jesus.*5 'he high. assuredly God would have ta$en from them their prophecy. for as yet we understand not. for we $now this man. that # saw not and he has enlightened me. from the beginning of the world to this hour. stands not for the walls. who comforted him saying! *(t no time have you been so blessed as you are now.3hen you shall $now the world. for you are blest of our God who spo$e through David.* aid the "harisees! *Now what did he when he enlightened you-* 'hen the man born blind marvelled at their unbelief. forbidding him to ma$e prayer with the clean among #srael..+ master.
1ow. to wit. and God would reward them% but because they persecute me for a contrary reason. and therefore hate me and desire my death therefore God has them in abomination. is to be understood that which was said in )icaiah the prophet. 'hen the false prophets praised )icaiah as a true prophet of God.Go up against the (mmonites. # say to you. )icaiah%. while to (hab it was converted into sacrilege! insomuch that one and the same wor$ produced these two contrary effects. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . sin cannot arise in man save as a contradiction of God. for prosperously shall you go up. go up. smiling. (nd this he said..there is only one. but (hab slew the men to destroy the worship of the true God and to preserve idolatry. reprobates5 who were the (mmonites. Jesus answered! . and let us see what he says. but because he sought to turn them away from God. is this in each case murder. writes thus! . # fear your face where. persecuted me because the people of #srael has called me God. hall we go up against the (mmonites.. 'hen answered he who writes ! . )icaiah %answered! . who should be fain to ma$e himself e8ual with God. he would not have been re&ected of God..his )essenger to be a rival. 'ell me. because as many as were found had been slain by decree of (hab%. + )icaiah-. )icaiah answered! .priests and priests. prophets and friends of God.. said to Jehoshaphat%! . with the "harisees. end for him here. as is written in the boo$ of the $ings of #srael-. even as you have said. )oses slew men and (hab slew men. but rather as his good slave. as you have seen the issue of this war. and bro$e off the fetters from his feet... but you did not believe it. fore # tell you that # have seen the people of #srael as sheep without a shepherd. being seated both on a throne in amaria. recite briefly all that befell. and you shall scatter (mmon.(ssuredly not% for )oses slew the men to destroy idolatry and to preserve the worship of the true God.'here is one only. seeing that only is sin which God wills not! insomuch that all that God wills is most alien from sin. #hapter 110 'hen said he who writes! . and (hab. that we may see the truth clearly. 'hen said Jehoshaphat! . 'ruly.+ Barnabas.Go up. if our high. who said to the $ing of #srael! . in whose presence my soul stands. ?ou are not able to understand this because you $now not what a thing is sin. (hab answered! .+ Jehoshaphat.. Now Jehoshaphat. pea$. + )aster. and still more prosperously come down<. if atan had spo$en to the angels in order to see how they loved God. truly. 3herefore to )oses the slaying of men was converted into sacrifice. and he is evil.Now how $now you this. (hab therefore commanded that )icaiah be sent for hither.# told you that this fellow predicts only evil.(ssuredly not.(s God lives. since they will not have me say the truth. 'hen said they both! . 'hen (hab. . $ing of Judah. (ccordingly. . 3herefore hear$en to my words. in the name of God.. so that the prophets. . for God will give them into your hands. concerning the lie which God ordained to be spo$en by the mouth of false prophets. and had never bowed his $nees before the idols.#s there here any prophet of the God of our fathers-. $ing of #srael. describing the history of the $ings of #srael and their tyrants.. who came with fetters on his feet. who feared our God.3ill God give their cities into our hands-. (hab as$ed him. Jehoshaphat.Daniel the prophet. therefore is he reprobate. by their traditions. how they have contaminated the Boo$ of )oses% and that of David%. saying! . saying! . who should not will that which his 2ord wills not. then. were fled to the mountain tops where men dwelt not. they would be doing a thing pleasing to God. and his face bewildered li$e a man that lives between life and death.'he $ing of #srael &oined himself with the $ing of Judah to fight against the sons of Belial 4that is. as$ed )icaiah.. spea$ the truth. there stood before them four hundred false prophets.or the love of the God of our fathers. for he always predicts evil concerning me% and him # hold in prison.
and the fetters which he had upon his feet place on his nec$.* 'hen Jesus said! . 3hereupon one said one thing and another said another. 2ord. is such that it destroys also the dearest thing that God has here upon earth. man. God said! . ee that you fight not against the $ing of Judah. 'hen were the false prophets enraged. had the prophet (mos said! . and $eep him on barley bread and water until my return. and according to the word of )icaiah the matter befell. (nd lying can be remedied by saying the contrary of that which has been said% whereas murder has no remedy. but slay the $ing of #srael.2ord. he had given occasion for despair to the afflicted. a deceiver and a liar and a hater of &udgment 4which shall fall upon them5. therefore. many.. 'hen came an angel and said! . for now # $now not what death # would inflict on him. then. even so errs he who would sub&ect God to the law. # say to you. 'hen Jesus said! . so received he the lie for praise. Barnabas% for it is enough for our purpose.1ave you heard all-.(nd # say. 3herefore. (hab. 3hen. that .there is not evil in the city that God has not done-. and # heard God say thus! . as do the "harisees. nor against the princes of #srael. and so shall he go up and be slain.priest. 'he disciples answered! . because God is not composite nor changeable. God forbid that that angel should have sinned who deceived (hab*s false prophets with the lie% for even as God receives the slaughter of men as sacrifice. and would not be infinitely blessed. and will go to his false prophets and will put the lie into their mouth. 3hereupon Jesus said! . my enemy. . and conse8uently pain. 3herefore # say that here (mos the prophet of God spea$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. 'ruly.)icaiah answered! ..2ying is indeed a sin. did )oses the servant of God sin in slaying all whom he slew-. #hapter 111 . but murder is a greater.+ reprobate of God.. .or the $ing of the (mmonites %said to his servants! . believing atan to have such sovereignty over man.3ho will deceive (hab that he may go up against (mmon and be slain-. in order that we may love and long for life eternal. or are good because they ma$e man to $now the condition of this life. as they beheld themselves in tribulation and sinners living in prosperity.or all tribulations are good. either for that they purge the evil that we have done. . (nd. so as not to suffer tribulation.predestination of God in the elect.. how great is the danger of resting in the letter. and their chief smote )icaiah*s chee$. then. even as # have told you. 'ell me.'here is no good in the city but what God has wrought it. you shall believe that only to be sin which God wills not. what is worse..?ou shall $now when you shall flee from house to house for fear of being slain.God forbid% God forbid that )oses should have sinned in obeying God who commanded him<.Now go and do so. eize )icaiah. Jesus answered! *Now here see. and said! .. but consider the will and the business of the Jew that $nows not to spea$ the 1ebrew tongue. who have invented for themselves the .. (nd hearing this. said Jesus. or are good because they restrain us from doing evil. (mos therefore did as does the :oman interpreter. that is. would have feared atan and done him service.?es. top there. *)icaiah answered! . 'he disciples answered! .. but the murder. when came to us the angel that brought the lie-. seeing it is not possible to give life again to the dead. truly. 'hey went up. so also is he unable to will and not will a single thing% for so would he have contradiction in himself.. 'hen (hab was wroth. you will find the truth.)ethought there assembled a council of the angels in the presence of God.. "hilip. saying! . having deceived your $ing. for you shall prevail. because the lie is a sin that appertains to him that spea$s. who considers not his words 6as one7 spea$ing in the presence of the high.'ell us. # will fight against (hab. (ccordingly. that even as the child errs which causes its shoes to be made by the measure of a giant. while it appertains to him that commits it. when did the angel of truth depart from us and come to you.. "hilip answered! *But how is that saying of the prophet (mos to be understood.. in such wise that they come to say in fact that God is unrighteous. as he himself as man is sub&ect to the law.
saying! *Now see if # have told you the truth. and when the midday prayer was done he sat down near to a palm.God has done evil in the city tal$ing with the world. believing that there is not any sin or wic$edness which God has not done.* 'he disciples answered. and under the shadow of the palm.for without the means one cannot destine an end. if God will. at hearing whereof the earth trembles.doing as the road by which the elect shall wal$ to salvation. urely it is not predestination but abomination we shall be establishing.'here is no good in the city but what God has done it. he spo$e thus! )y commandment is not in the heaven that you should e0cuse yourself. (nd when Jesus had said this. )essenger of God. even so shall he be occasion of good wor$s among men. 2et this. who shall go to bring us the commandment of God. 2et us come now to predestination. that # say to you. saying! Now. in whose presence my soul stands. even so has he predestined sin as the road by which the reprobate shall wal$ into damnation. who shall that man be of whom you spea$. only to one man shall it be clearly $nown. when he said that . 'he "harisees say that everything has been so predestined that he who is elect cannot become reprobate. that (mos. straightway there arose a great earth8ua$e. ?es. ta$ing away the free will that God has given to man of his pure bounty. through the abundant mercy which he shall bring. Cursed be the tongue that said this. to whom the secrets of God are so clear that.tree overshadows us.urely. 3hat can predestination mean but an absolute will to give an end to a thing 6of which7 one has the means in hand. even as God has predestined well. where. .or he is a white cloud full of the mercy of God. 1ow. 1e it is whom the nations loo$ for. but has not even so much land as to place one foot upon.tree his disciples sat down.. 3herefore one may $now of what manner are the "harisees of the present day.+ )aster. and when he comes into the world. shall he who not only lac$s stone and money to spend. when our God gave the 2aw upon )ount inai. which mercy God shall sprin$le upon the faithful li$e rain. even as the rain ma$es the earth to bear fruit when for a long time it has not rained. none 6could do so7. which sinners alone call evil. because God shall overshadow them with his mercy even as this palm. suffice you.* #hapter 11+ Jesus went into the wilderness beyond Jordan with his disciples. for the world holdsnothing good save the ini8uities and sins that are done in the way of vanity. Jesus raised them up. blessed shall they be that shall listen to his words. spo$e of tribulations. 3hereupon men would have wrought much more ini8uitously. # tell you. for they are faithful servants of atan. destine to build a house. as God lives. 'hat man is free the Boo$ of )oses shows. truly. and he who is reprobate cannot by any means become elect% and that.* #hapter 11# will accordingly tell you now 6what7 little God has granted me to $now concerning this same predestination.#hapter 11* #f (mos had said! . then. even as this tree protects us from the burning heat of the sun. for this is the faith of atan. then. 'hen Jesus said! * o secret is predestination. is predestination. who shall come into the world-. Jesus answered with &oy of heart! *1e is )uhammad%. tomorrow. and whereof # will spea$ to you near Jordan on the other side.. then. in so much that every one fell as dead. of which you desire to $now. even so the mercy of God will protect from atan them that believe in that man. . he would have made a grievous error.. with the hand that wrote it.tree. No more.and who perhaps shall give . when he comes into the world. the 2aw of God. + brethren.
#f 1erod gave this command. scorned of the spirit. . if the righteous shall forsa$e his righteousness and shall do abominations. (nd how much God has called. 3ill God then predestinate that which he 6does7 not will. and as he would moc$ a deaf man who should spea$ into his ears. he would be most un&ust and impious. and when they did not 6do7 iti should cause them to be $illed. and wills not to forsa$e the creature with his omnipotence. But my commandment is near to your heart. that in li$e manner you should e0cuse yourself.us strength to observe it. seeing that it will then be manifest to them how much God has done for their conversion. # say to you truly. said! .(s # live. # will call them elect. in order that this 6lump of 7 clay. #f. (nd of the calling of the reprobate. and when he sins to repent% while such predestination ta$es away from the sinner the power not to sin. Jesus answered! . God says by the prophet #saiah! . but contradict me. but that God moc$s men even as he would moc$ a blind man who should show him something white. # will not the death of a sinner. to pursue with his mercy man*s free will. he shall perish. #hapter 110 But hear what says God by Joel the prophet! .Neither is it beyond the sea. 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. and how often he has called them to repentance.Consider that which God says. . that he will have mercy on whom he wills to have mercy and will harden whom he wills to harden. what says God by the prophet 1osea but this! # will call a people not elect. (nd he says it in order that men may shun the opinion that there be other gods than he. but may perceive that life and the mercy of God have been granted him by God of his bounty. . (ccordingly. says God. consider what our God says by 9ze$iel the prophet! .'he disciples answered! . +ur God wills.# have called. 'hen Jesus. what 6do7 they say..urther. but # see$ that he should be converted to penitence. may have power to repent and go to dwell in that place whence the spirit was cast out.. and that which the "harisees of this present time say. therefore. sighing. (nd so on the day of &udgment none will be able to ma$e any e0cuse for their sins.God says this in order that man may not believe that he is saved by his own virtue. 'ell me. would this be &ust. and you would not hear$en to me.or he commands the sinner not to sin. But the "harisees of this present time with their doctrine contradict God altogether. and # will not remember any more any of his righteousness% for trusting therein it shall forsa$e him before me and it shall not save him.. that when you will you may observe it. 6says7 your God.. that predestination has for its foundation the 2aw of God and human free will. when they say that the reprobate cannot become elect. hear how he says by the same prophet! (ll the day have # spread out my hands to a people that believe me not.But how is that to be understood which God said to )oses. (nd our "harisees. # say. then. and entirely deprives him of repentance. if /ing 1erod should command an old man to become young and a sic$ man that he should become whole.(nd that the elect can be reprobated. God is true..'hese are the fruits of human traditions. + brethren% for in saying that God has predestinated the reprobate such that he cannot become elect they blaspheme God as impious and un&ust. even though it shall sin as the spirit did.. #hapter 111 (ndrew replied! . ?es. and cannot tell a lie! for God being truth spea$s truth.(s # live. which he preserves to him in order to do despite to atan. he hardened "haraoh he did it because he had afflicted our people and essayed to bring it to nought by destroying all the male children in #srael! whereby )oses was near to losing his life....
seeing he caused him to behold the glories of paradise! whereupon. Jesus answered! . and fire in harmony. /now you wherefore they .2oo$ not any more upon this world. Jesus replied! . and there is no good<.1ow shall they understand the eternity of God.'ruly God spea$s in you. 'ell me. so are my ways e0alted above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts. and the wor$s of God being proportionate to God. +f these delights said #saiah %the prophet! . for all is vain.. saying! 'ruly you are a hidden God< (nd of the )essenger of God.or # $now not even now how God by my touch heals the sic$. as says the prophet olomon. is that which you now spea$ written in that boo$-. water. nevertheless they are united in man and are preserved harmoniously#f.. for this is one of the greatest blessings of paradise seeing that everything. why is it that. if your mind will not rest content in this. that which God has prepared for them that love him. #t is this. his ears have not heard. for God showed them to him. so that none can unite earth.. #hapter 119 Jesus answered! . 'herefore # say to you. as men.'he eyes of man have not seen. when he returned to himself.(nd of the wor$ing of God he says! 3ho has been his counsellor. he closed his eyes with both his hands. and earth flees from air. how shall they be able to comprehend them#saiah. seeing 6it to be7 thus. he says! 1is generation. however great.Believe me when God chose me to send me to the 1ouse of #srael.. #hapter 113 'hen said the disciples! . because he cannot find out the mode. for the $nowledge of man and for the salvation of man$ind all this comes forth from that boo$...#s there written therein the glory of paradise-.#hapter 117 (ccordingly.+ master. prophet of God. prophet of God.. . who shall narrate. because. 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. air. you $now not this no. then. to deny the fact.3hy so-. aid "eter! . *"aradise is the home where God stores his delights.. he gave me a boo$ li$e to a clear mirror% which came down into my heart in such wise that all that # spea$ comes forth from that boo$. yet the whole earth rests on the top of the water. wherefore cannot a 6single7 stone rest on the top of the water. how God has created him. (nd when that boo$ shall have finished coming forth from my mouth. which.3herefore God says to human nature! 9ven as the heaven is e0alted above the earth. e0claimed. being corruptible.'ell me. presses down the soul. # shall be ta$en up from the world. # will disclose to you a wherefore. which is my gospel%.1ear$en. as # have told you. though the manner of it be not understood. if it have an end. albeit the fact is true.(ssuredly they shall by no means be able to understand this. "eter answered! .(ll that # say for the $nowledge of God and the service of God. for never has man spo$en as you spea$.(ssuredly. yes nought. + my eyes. father. while water e0tinguishes fire. and how the holy and the faithful shall abide there without end. cannot $now it how shall they understand that God created the universe out of nothing with a single word. and # will tell you of what manner is paradise. # have never yet seen any one refuse health. David. the manner of predestination is not manifest to men. man being finite and composite with the body. nor has the human heart conceived. all men. 'hese delights were seen by our. and you be fain to say again! . +ught man then. and weeping said! . becomes small.
because all that God has given to man in this present world for his body is as though 1erod should give a mite to a poor man%% but what God will give to the body and soul in paradise is as though 1erod should give all that he has. John answered! . your love shall not e0ceed my bounty. seeing you desire to serve me eternally! even so will # do. #hapter 17* God says thus to him that loves him. (s #. conceived such delights.+ne or two mites. if the sea should give you one single grain of sand. 6said Jesus7! .(ssuredly. when 1erod% ma$es a present to one of his favourite barons.or not only will # place in your hands the abundance of paradise. this is sufficient for the $nowledge of paradise. $nowing yourself to be my wor$. your creator. (s # live eternally.* #hapter 171 3hat thin$ you. united with God. and serves him faithfully! . Now lift up even so your heart to paradise. (s God lives. albeit our father David %truly saw them. even as you are fain to be my servant for ever. said Jesus to his disciples. . then. live. to one of his servants. for # will reward you as if you were God. John answered! . yes.#s there a mind that could comprehend such riches and delights. #hapter 170 God says thus to the man who shall faithfully serve him! .. where all things are fruitful with fruits proportionate to him who has cultivated it.Go and consider the sands of the sea. 3herefore. (s God lives. into0icated with gladness by reason of the harvest that is come.. Because you serve me as God your creator.)an must needs have a $nowledge as great as God*s if he would $now what God wills to give to his servants. how many they are.+r that immeasurable beauty would not have things immeasurably beautiful. and as$ nought of me save grace and mercy to serve me faithfully% because you set no end to my service..have not seen.of paradise.# $now your wor$s. in whose presence my soul stands. man cannot contain them% even as a little earthen &ar cannot contain the sea. 1ave you seen. when all things bear fruit< 'he very peasant. yes and his own life. Now thin$ you that immeasurable goodness would not have things immeasurably good.#t is because while they live here below they are not worthy to behold such things.. ma$es the valleys and mountains resound with his singing.But if a poor man shall be presented to 1erod what will he give to him. . my e8ual. heard. how beautiful is the world in summer.# have seen it twice% and assuredly the tenth part of that which he gives would be sufficient for a poor man. for God too$ his soul to himself.time. all that # have given in this world to all the princes and $ings of the earth is less than a grain of sand that the sea would give you. 3herefore. seeing that the delights of paradise are infinite and man is finite. he saw them with light divine. forasmuch as God has created paradise for the home of his own delights. Now let this be your boo$ wherein to study the $nowledge of paradise.... Jesus said! . so that. and thus. but # will give you myself as a gift. even so will # ma$e your wages forever. . in what sort he presents it-.Beware. # tell you that he saw them not with human eyes. that you wor$ for me. for you err greatly if you thin$ he have them not. for that he loves his labours supremely. would it appear small to you. Behold. + my servant. in comparison of that which # will give you in my paradise.
.(ssuredly it is impossible. "eter% lest you become a adducee% for the adducees say that the flesh shall not rise again. 6the soul7 wal$s not. #hapter 17(s God lives. that the master should reward only him who sees and commands. feels not cold and heat. having caused the soul to sin. eating no bread.'he soul. Jesus answered! .. falls not sic$.But believe me. and immortal. 'herefore. 'wo men serve one master in one and the same wor$. and that there be no angels. the 8uantity of food.the abundance of paradise. Jesus answered! . how he says! . # say to you that truly. then. the body. and is not slain.+ master. But you err. which are without any defect. by myself. and the second performs all that the first commands. hall. 'he one alone sees the wor$. in ta$ing away God*s mercy from the body. even so will the 8uality and 8uantity of figs 6in paradise7 e0cel the sort of figs we eat here. ought not to be placed in paradise. the 8uantity of flowers. and they are deprived of all ministry of angels in this world. our God promises his mercy to the sinner. as the sea has still sand over and above when one receives a grain thereof.'he soul and the body with sense of man serve God! the soul only sees and commands the service. # say. impassible. seeing it is spirit. Now what should eat the meats of paradise. fasts not. and thus it is that putrefaction comes forth! but in paradise the body shall be incorruptible. because the soul.#hapter 17+ *Consider.(ssuredly it is fitting to give glory in proportion to the thing glorified. and should cast out of his house him who wearied himself in the wor$. then. in paradise he will give him ten hundred thousand loads. *3herefore their body and soul are deprived of entrance into paradise.or if God has given to man in this world an ounce of welling. But furthermore.urely not. 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.urely not.Now how shall the body sin without the soul. and free from every misery% and the meats. . &ust. and with my eyes # shall see God my aviour. eems it &ust to you. 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. saying! . and the 8uantity of things that minister to man. . Jesus answered! .Beware. the blessed shall eat in paradise%% but how shall the meat be voided without uncleanness-. that the soul alone should go into paradise. prophet and friend of God. as a mountain of gold and pearls is more precious than the shadow of an ant. and not the body... in thin$ing that such meat should be voided in uncleanness. which has wearied itself so much in serving God-. and gives orders to the second. if the body go not thither. (s God lives. you condemns the soul to hell. shall not generate any putrefaction. (nd in li$e manner every other thing in paradise.Now what blessedness shall the body have if it eat not nor drin$. #s it. o then. said Jesus.. and God shall reduce it to such a condition as was (dam*s before he sinned. "eter answered! . because the soul is immortal! it suffers not any of those corporal pains which the body suffers at the instance of the elements. "eter.. # will not remember his ini8uities for ever. Consider the 8uantity of fruits that are in this world.# $now that my God lives% and in the last day # shall rise again in my flesh. then. because this body at the present time eats corruptible meats. "eter %answered! . in whose presence my soul stands. in whose presence my soul stands. 1ow then shall the &ustice of God bear this. our body which we now have go into paradise-. 1ave you perhaps forgotten Job. "eter answered! . # say.#n that hour that the sinner shall lament his sin.
God says this in #saiah the prophet, pouring contempt on the reprobate! )y servants shall sit at my table in my house and shall feast &oyfully, with gladness and with the sound of harps and organs, and # will not suffer them to have need of anything. But you that are my enemies shall be cast away from me, where you shall die in misery, while every servant of mine despises you..
'o what does it serve to say, ;'hey shall feast;-* said Jesus to his disciples. * urely God spea$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$s to Jesus, and said to him, *2ord, let us go to the house of your servant, for your servant will give meat to you and to your disciples.* Jesus answered! *# will come thither when you will promise to call me ;Brother; and not ;2ord,;% and shall say you are my brother, and not my servant.* 'he man promised, and Jesus went to his house.
#f you shall say! . But whoever shall spea$ with the tongue as the child spea$s. ee you not that # am little. #f you as$ him whose is the house where he lives.Now why did you not wal$ 8uite slowly. but that he on his part has not slumbered. fell down. 9very one was amazed at hearing this. 'he man of false humility will say that God has given him all that he has. my father left me for a little space. for that you have your forehead so bound up-. men become bad. assuredly he has false humility and true pride.)y father.)y father. he ascribes to himself. he ascribes to God. . and shall contradict 6the same7 in act. . he will say! . for then would they not deceive the simple< + ancient time. #hapter 13'ell me.3ho has bro$en your forehead. But in order that # might learn to wal$ well. shall be truly humble. how cruelly have you dealt with us.or if you as$ a little child! . he will answer! . he will answer% . tell me how they wal$. so that # have not the strength to wal$ and run li$e a grown man. but done good wor$s.* 6Jesus replied! 7 .or pride is then at its height when it ma$es use of humble things..# fell down. (nd would to God they usurped not such a name. the "harisees of the present time have the garments and the name of "harisees.urely.* 'he scribe answered.'ruly # say to you that he who becomes not as a little child shall not enter into the $ingdom of heaven. servant of .3ho has taught you to wal$ and to spea$-. my words are true. he will reply! .. you said that God loves true humility. #f you shall say! . in whose presence my soul stands. Now $now you not that Gehazi. 'he disciples and the scribe answered! *#t is most true.3ho has made your garments-. and will persecute him. he will answer! . but by companying with the world.* 'hen Jesus said! *1e who in truth of heart recognizes God as the author of all good.)y father*s.. 'hus. and himself as the author of sin. brethren.so my father must needs ta$e me by the hand if # would wal$ firmly. (nd these "harisees of this present time. and how it can be true and false. is this true-* said Jesus. and what he ought to ascribe to God. .3ho gives you to eat-. the man of false humility will say that he is a grievous sinner. But if you shall say! . that it be not reprehended and spurned of men.Now why did you fall down-.+ master.. and #. and so did # brea$ my head. but when one tells him that he is a sinner he will wa0 wroth against him.ee that in future you leave not my side. weeping! . he will answer! . but rather the wic$ed world. '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. #f you shall say! . wishing to run.. #f you shall say! . # said to you that 6a man7 has need to become as a little child! for this is true humility. and they said one to another! *Now how shall he become a little child who is thirty or forty years old.or in every time it is possible to serve God in truth. that have ta$en away from us the true "harisees and left us the false<* #hapter 130 Jesus answered! *Brother..)y father. this is a hard saying. that is with the evil manners in each time.* Jesus answered! *(s God lives. he will answer! ..(nd what said your father-. 'ell us therefore what is humility. but in their heart and their wor$s they are Canaanites. it is not time that has done this.#hapter 13+ 3hile they sat at meat the scribe said! *+ master..
when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants. because otherwise no one would be suffered to be called a "harisee. in order that he might see it. he would call 1aggai and say! . both prophets of God. when he went to serve God.1osea. it were a treasure. used him as a boo$ wherewith to teach his disciples. in order that we may behold the true "harisee. who $new the humility of 1aggai. #hapter 131 3hen +badiah desired to teach any one how to pray. because # am worse than all. his patrimony and gave it to the poor. #t happened that a disciple of a neighbouring prophet wanted to go to Jerusalem.. when he had anything bad. (nd he said! . for that you have created him.Now. and wor$ atan entice them to evil. (nd so. having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. lying.* said the scribe. 2ord.. 1e answered! .. a tunic of sac$cloth and a mantle of s$ins.* #hapter 137 'he good scribe wept as he said this. 1osea had the Boo$ of )oses. who calls upon you. (nd there is nothing so vile but that. used to give it to the one ne0t to 1aggai. 3herefore he oftentimes presented him raiment and delicate food. was prince over the tribe of Naphtali. (nd +badiah. he . but did not have a mantle. remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant. 2ord my God.Go. 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. (nd nothing did 1aggai as$ in prayer that God withheld. but 1aggai ever sent bac$ the messenger. Now the aged +badiah. he went forth from (nathoth to serve +badiah the prophet. return to the house. having heard of the charity of 1osea. 1aggai was fifteen years old when. saying! . he went to be disciple of 1aggai.2ord God of #srael. for this thing is suited to me alone. +badiah has certainly forgotten you.1osea. and aged fourteen years. receiving it from +badiah. (nd when 1aggai did so. 6the gift of7 prophecy. remember me your servant. 'ruly # say to you that men are so inclined to evil wor$ing. because # do nought but sins. in order that # may not pollute your wor$. :ighteous 2ord God.. 'hereupon 1aggai. hall +badiah send me such things.urely not! for he $nows that # am good for nothing. for you have made a mista$e. would say to himself! . having sold his patrimony and given it to the poor. *'he scribe answered! . Now one day 1aggai said to him! .9lisha the prophet. by whose hands God grants it to me.. although it is written by Daniel the prophet% but in obedience to you # will narrate the truth. # cannot as$ you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants. 'hen 1aggai would say! . 3herefore. what shall # say. therefore<* . which he read with greatest earnestness. when he saw it. + brother% accept it.(nd yet 9lisha had a great number of "harisees to whom God made him to prophesy. and shaming his master.:ecite here your prayer so that every one may hear your words. and so much does the world e0cite them thereto. with mercy loo$ upon your servant. 1e sold. who has ta$en away from you all that you had-. as the sailor weeps when he sees his ship bro$en up. too$ the money and the raiment of Naaman the yrian.urely many believe it not. 3herefore.'he Boo$ of )oses. # say. *God so loved him that to every one who in his time stood by him God gave. 1osea was so inflamed with charity that concerning all that was as$ed of him he would say! *'his has God given me for you.#t is most true.or which cause he was soon left with two garments only namely. and only commit sins.# would that you would narrate to me the e0ample of 1aggai and 1osea.+ master. for your own glory. 'he scribe answered! .% whereupon Jesus said! . behold.
sister. seeing him. seeing that 1osea was not to be found. and redeemed her son. 'he good 1aggai. for # have committed a great sin against you! because God has given me a mantle in order that # might give it to you.'he Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away my tunic. . then.+ my father.. for God wills to give you your son.went to find him. 1osea answered! . 'hen said 1aggai! *'ell me now.'hen the good 1aggai remained as it were beside himself. believing this. 3hereupon 1osea. this boo$ is yours% for God gave it me in order that # should give it to one who. that 1osea having gone to cut wood met the woman. # have been sold. when he heard this.. where 1osea %sold himself. #t chanced. stripped off his own tunic and gave it to him that was na$ed% himself being left with a little piece of goat.1osea has gone mad. (nd by the will of God. Now therefore accept it. accordingly. 1aggai said! . brother. why have you not been to visit me-* 1osea answered! . how is it that you have forsa$en your old father. and she told him all. on.ather. for he says that the Boo$ of )oses has ta$en away from him the Boo$ of )oses. wept. #t happened that a poor man was stripped by robbers and left na$ed. (nd having called two disciples he went to Jerusalem. + brother. as he came not to see 1aggai. and # had forgotten.3ho is that bad fellow who has sold you-. where the prophets and "harisees abode. . *1osea answered! ... who dwelt hard by )ount Carmel. and said to him! . ta$e your boo$ and let us see if it is even as mine. remained afflicted thereat. who was weeping.* 'he man. 1osea answered! .Brother. #t happened that a young man. having raided the land of Judea.#t has been ta$en away from me. 1earing which. #hapter 133 'here was a disciple of 1aggai near to 1osea% and he. 1aggai said! *3ho has ta$en away your mantle-* 1osea replied! *'he Boo$ of )oses. 3ho has ta$en it from you-. said the disciple. where he had an abode. Now the yrian robbers. should desire a boo$. and that all mad fol$ were li$e to 1osea<. + my father% for he who has sold me is so good that if he were not in the world no one would become holy. 1osea answered! .* 'he man believed him. in the entrance of the city he met 1osea. and said to him! *Brother. went to visit 1osea. 'hen said 1osea! *Come.* 3hen he heard this. 1osea answered! . 1osea then as$ed the woman touching the reason of her weeping. seized the son of a poor widow. because he perceived the goodness of 1osea.. # would want to go to Jerusalem to perform a sacrifice to our God. and whenever he saw any one weep he wept. accepted it. that # were mad in li$e manner. wept for the absence of 1osea as a mother weeps for the absence of her son. who was laden with bread to carry it to the labourers in his master*s vineyard. accepted 1osea*s mantle and departed. and pray to God for me.* 1aggai was much pleased at hearing this. o he went with two disciples to find him! and they found him wrapped in palm.. the other went to 1aggai %and said to him! . is he-.. not $nowing how he had gotten that money. who. and gave the money to the widow%. wishing to see if his own boo$ was well written. 1aving recognized him. *3ho.* 1earing which. 'hen said 1aggai in wrath! . said 1aggai%. 3hereupon 1aggai gave him another tunic. 'hereupon he straightway began to weep% for whenever he saw any one laugh he laughed. 3hereupon the angel of God told him how he had been ta$en as a slave to Jerusalem. 1aggai answered! . the good 1aggai thought that 1osea was sic$. but # have not a mantle. and # feared to come thither without a tunic. and accepted the boo$. saying! *Brother. it was the Boo$ of )oses%. seeing 1osea read the Boo$ of )oses.leaves.God forgive you. and said! *# also would learn to read if # had a boo$.3ould . 1e who had bought 1osea too$ him to Jerusalem. 3herefore. 1osea said! *"ardon me. and said! .'he Boo$ of )oses. (nd they went both of them to 1ebron%. wherefore # $now not what to do. not $nowing 1osea. 1osea gave him the boo$. 1aggai%. who see$s you mourning-.s$in over the privy parts. (nd when 1osea went to the house of 1aggai. weeping...3ould to God.
(nd 1aggai went with 1osea to the house of his master. they are children of atan. 'hen the good scribe wept. and the "harisees observe it..% and he ran to $iss his hand. and not move for twelve hours<.. 3herefore let the whole 6world7 .Blessed be our God. if # had $nown how to bear fruit.9very prophecy have they corrupted. but men loo$ whether the doctors say it. $iss the hand of your slave whom you have bought.carcely one< (nd they see$ now to slay me. which is lost when the tongue spea$s contrary to that which the heart $nows of the 2aw of God. #hapter 139 'hen Jesus said! . in so much that there shall not remain of the 'emple one stone upon another. in the name of God let the sun stand still. for upon them shall come the blood of every prophet and righteous man. with the holy city.?ou should respect neither the people. *(nd that is all that you desired. did you thin$.* 6said the scribe7. and therefore they do his will! therefore the 'emple. 'hen said 1aggai! . nor all the angels. (s God lives. 'hey boast themselves to be children of (braham. seeing you have such $nowledge. this has he caused all the prophets to say. # fear to tell you this. with the charity of 1osea. to the great terror of all Jerusalem and Judea. brother. brother. with the blood of =echariah son of Berachiah. even as it has sold you<.* 'hen Jesus said! *Brother. fulfils all the 2aw and all the prophets. and to possess the beautiful 'emple. Jesus answered! .+ brother. shall go to ruin. that every one may $now that this is the truth.. therefore.#t is certain that God will not do this. because of the penalty of death.3hat righteous man have they suffered to die a natural death. this is sufficient for man*s salvation. (s God lives. whom they slew between the 'emple and the altar< 3hat prophet have they not persecuted. for he is better than #.Brother. (nd Jesus said to the scribe! . who has sent his prophet to my house. and men could not err. to his faithless generation. but fear not to lose the faith and the life eternal. what see$ you to learn from me. that God had sent me to destroy the 2aw and the prophets. nor all the world. (nd why spea$ # of the Boo$ of )oses and the boo$ of David. you that are a doctor learned in the 2aw in whom was the promise of the )essiah made to our father (braham. seeing he is unchangeable. perhaps.(s God lives. that the Boo$ of )oses% would sell me also with all my children.* #hapter 190 *'ell me.+ master.'his is true.to God. when you came to 8uestion me in the 'emple. + )aster. who when he saw 1aggai said! . (nd he narrated to him all that had passed% whereupon the master gave 1osea his freedom. 3oe. 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. (nd so it came to pass.#n #saac or in #shmael. inasmuch as the humility of 1aggai. 'he scribe answered! *+ master. when it should cause offence to God. # should have preached many things which # have left unsaid lest sedition should be roused among the people. in whose presence my soul stands. as though God were in error. since you love this present life more than God your creator% and for this cause you fear to lose your life. because # am assured of it by God. God would not have given his word to me. in so much that today a thing is not sought because God has commanded it. nor all the holy ones. and therefore that which God ordained as man*s way of salvation. my son. 'ell me. # am grieved that # came to eat bread in your house. 'herefore. and said! .
. + master.* Jesus said to the woman! *Go you straightway to your brother*s house. and paradise< Be mindful of me. (ll of this boo$ # was not able to read. that )oses said! . but rather that God has mercy on every man that see$s God his creator in truth. for against him have you sinned. forbade me. (nd fear you not.. for # will come to heal him.or sin destroys and preserves not. #hapter 191 'he scribe then said! . which boo$ is the true Boo$ of )oses.'his is he for whom God has created all things. entered into the house of Nicodemus 4for that was the name of the scribe5. you said that my brother would not die% and now he has been buried four days. for whom God has made all. and more.. he ran out of the town.+ #shmael. . to announce to )ary his coming.* 'he woman departed. saying! *2ord. 3hereupon )oses cried out with &oy! . Jesus said! . 3hereupon. who through you has found mercy with God. who wept at the feet of Jesus. and a brother who now lies sic$ in peril of death. has a sister... God*s servant.God pardon you. and when she had found Jesus.. said. 'herein is written that #shmael is the father of )essiah. saying that an #shmaelite had written it. for # have sinned.perish rather than offend God your creator. and weeping placed herself at the feet of Jesus.. for # will come to pray God for his health. in whose arms was a child. ee that you never again $eep bac$ the truth. in whose library # was. #hapter 19+ Jesus abode two days in the house of Nicodemus. because the high priest. saying! . because in the faith of the )essiah God shall give salvation to men.* )ary answered! *Bethany is 6the home7 of my brother and my sister. 3hereupon God showed him his )essenger in the arms of #shmael. and #shmael in the arms of (braham. as they sat at meat. therefore. Near to #shmael stood #saac. lo< )ary.2ord God of #srael. mighty and merciful.* Jesus answered! *3here is your house. and without it shall none be saved. who with his finger pointed to the )essenger of God.'ell me. wherefore they laid him in the sepulchre of their fathers. weeping! *2ord. manifest to your servant the splendour of your glory. servants and prophets of God. your servant. and having gone to Bethany found that her brother had died that day. and #saac the father of the messenger of the )essiah. that # may find grace in God*s sight by means of your son. for he shall not die.* 'hen Jesus said! . and God is mighty to create as many worlds as there are sands in the sea. (nd thus says the boo$. for then he had not died<* . is in Bethany%. 3ould to God you had come before # called you. for my own house is )agdala! my brother. and the third day he departed for Bethany% and when he was near to the town he sent two of his disciples before him. (nd there did Jesus end his discourse. and preserve it not with sin. you have in your arms all the world. and there await me. 3hereupon said the scribe! # have seen an old boo$% written by the hand of )oses and Joshua %4he who made the sun stand still% as you have done5."ardon me. #hapter 19* #n that Boo$ it is not found that God eats the flesh of cattle or sheep% in that Boo$ it is not found that God has loc$ed up his mercy in #srael alone.
and # am come to awa$e him. and ate and dran$. ( great multitude of the Jews and some of the "harisees believed in Jesus.* 'he "harisees said among themselves! *Now this man. even as our fathers were accustomed to bury 6their dead7. and how that many were become Nazarenes%% for so they called them who were brought to penitence through the word of God which Jesus preached. having said that he should not die-* Jesus having come to the sepulchre.Believe you not in me that # shall awa$en him-* )artha answered! *# $now that you are the holy one of God. with )ary. having a following in Jerusalem. would to God you had been here. why did he suffer this man to die. God of (braham%. and )artha. Jesus entered into Bethany. )artha. )artha weeping said! *2ord. 3hen therefore she arrived at the place where Jesus had spo$en to )ary. whereupon the multitude of Jews. and give glory to your holy name. arose in haste and ran outside. who has sent you into this world. sitting one day at the feet of Jesus. because they supposed she was going to the sepulchre to weep over her brother. for he alone is dead who dies without finding mercy with God. having heard from her sister )ary of the coming of Jesus. for the time is at hand that # must depart from the . )artha%.clothes with the nap$in over his face. Now there were assembled at the death of 2azarus %a great number of Jews from Jerusalem.* . for he has been dead four days. from such a sleep he shall be awa$ened on the day of &udgment by the angel of God sounding his trumpet.* 'hen Jesus said again! *'a$e away the stone from the sepulchre. they $new not what to do.or he was bound in the grave. Jesus. 'hose that remained in their unbelief departed and went to Jerusalem and announced to the chief of the priests the resurrection of 2azarus%. scribes. and provides not that which you must eat and your disciples-* Jesus answered! *)artha. )artha. seeing that 2azarus had conversation with men. and "harisees followed her to comfort her. A)ary. but sleeps. said! *3eep not. into the house of 2azarus. believe me that he shall rise before 6that day7. But because he was powerful. and shall be speedily awa$ened. God of #shmael %and 2ord of #saac%.*Jesus said! *3hy then am # come hither.* )ary returned 8uic$ly to announce to her sister )artha the coming of Jesus. he stin$s.* Jesus said with a loud voice! *2azarus.* (nd when every one had answered *(men. because the miracle of 2azarus was a great one. weeping! *2ord. 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.* '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$e manner.* 'hen Jesus lifted up his hands to heaven. see you not that my sister ta$es no care for you. sitting at table with a great multitude that believed in him. saying! *Brethren.* Jesus answered! *)ary. for 2azarus sleeps. where every one was weeping.* aid )artha! *2ord. for then my brother had not died<* )ary then came up weeping% whereupon Jesus shed tears. because the miracle was great. and sighing said! *3here have you laid him-* 'hey answered! *Come and see. and said! * God of our fathers. spo$e. who raised the son of the widow %at Nain%.Jesus answered! *'hy brother is not dead. and possessing with his sister )agdala and Bethany. # have but little time to remain with you. because God has given me power over his sleep% and truly # say to you he is not dead. whereupon )artha said to Jesus! *2ord. therefore # come to awa$e him. and many scribes and "harisees.* )ary answered. #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. have mercy upon the affliction of these women. come forth<* 3hereupon he that was dead arose% and Jesus said to his disciples! *2oose him. ministered to him. was listening to his words.
who with his grace and mercy beautifies and 8uic$ens it. that the buried 6body7 awaits God to raise it again. though it have the soul within it. but the unconscious waits for the sense to return. 'ruly # say to you. through having no perception of God.* John answered! *+ master.'he soul of the sinner that shall perish because you have hidden my word. 3herefore the present death is not death. permission to spea$ one word. 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. (gainst such says God! ..*?ou as$ me. li$e 2azarus%. live eternally. every time that he shall spea$ he shall sin% seeing that . . + unfaithful servant. the soul that sins.. Behold. then.. saying! . what does it.is as a sparrow freed from the snare of the fowler. then. # will re8uire it at your hands. is it permitted to me to spea$ a word-* * pea$ a thousand. are now the scribes and "harisees who have the $ey and will not enter. and said! * ee now how good a thing it is to die< 2azarus has died once only. *for &ust as a man is bound to dispense his goods in the service of God. having listened to an hundred thousand words of mine. #n what condition. come you to dwell here when you please. has no other advantage over the dead and buried save this. for the service of the poor. 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. your God.(ssuredly it commands naturally the hand to open% and so straightway the bird flies away. as says the prophet David.(s #. (nd he who will not listen to another. 3herefore # bring to your mind the words of God spo$en to 9ze$iel %the prophet. for 6so7 the soul dies. the life is bro$en and the soul escapes in the hands of the angels whom God has ordained to receive souls.world.* (nd having said this Jesus gave than$s to God% whereupon 2azarus said! *2ord.+ur soul. #f the body is horrible without its union with the soul. friends weep when their friend is dead% for our God has so willed. for through my word they shall perceive God within them. with all that he has given into my $eeping.* #hapter 191 Jesus re&oiced when he heard this. 3hat is death but an act which nature does by commandment of God. it shall die. in order that men might learn to live.. this house belongs to God my creator. and held the cord in his hand% when the head wills the bird to fly away. the present life that it is death. #hapter 190 *'hey that shall believe in me shall not die eternally. But let him weep without ceasing when he sins. so also is he bound to dispense doctrine! and so much the more is he bound 6so to do5 inasmuch as the world has power to raise up a soul to penitence. but stands.li$e a dumb dog. since you are poor. and as much as you please. and converts him not.. into eternal life. for the servant of God will minister to you as much as shall be needful. # am bound to listen to you ten times for every one that you have listened to me. and therefore shall wor$ out their salvation. much more frightful is the soul without union with God. 3herefore. 2et not. and have a great number of disciples. seeing it separates itself from God. (nd our life is li$e a cord whereby nature holds the soul bound to the body and the sense of man. . when man abides under the protection of God. 3hen therefore God wills. and commands nature to open.(s it would be if one held a bird tied. . no hinder them who would fain enter. then. for love of God. but rather the end of a long death! even as the body when separated from the sense in a swoon. as says God. but if the sinner shall repent he shall not die but live.* answered Jesus. whereas goods cannot bring bac$ life to the dead. the true 2ife. + John%.
whereas you said to Nicodemus that man merits nought but punishment. # than$ you that you ma$e the truth to be prized% therefore will God give the great merit. and said! .hall you accordingly be punished of God-* Jesus answered! *)ay it please God that # receive punish. . *how great is the advantage of him who from the fall of others learns to stand on his feet<* #hapter 193 'hen said 2azarus! *)aster. wherefore # say to you. # cannot conceive the penalty of which he is worthy who time after time sees the dead borne to the tomb and fears not God our creator.#f # should see the other life. wherewith one must wor$ with great toil. which he ought entirely to forsa$e.we ought to do to others that which we desire for ourselves. so that the shame alone shall be mine. (s God lives. and see$ you this a0e. But the labourer forgot the a0e. But God has so loved me. but have confessed also that # am not the )essiah. therefore God has ta$en away the punishment from me. and says. *# have given a good a0e to every man. by his mercy. my fury shall be upon him. and will cause a wic$ed one to suffer it in my name. # indeed have taught you how you ought to live well. and you do well. when he spea$s of .* 'hen said John! *+ master.* *+ John%.(ssuredly he was wroth.* said Jesus. men of God in this 3orld. and # will so smite him with death that he shall never more receive any good. for that men have called me God% but since # have confessed. as good living is vain if one die badly.* said God.* aid 2azarus! *+ master. that they should die once and return as 2azarus has done. John% there was an householder who gave a perfect a0e %to one of his servants in order that he might cut down the wood which obstructed the view of his house. why has not God granted this to men. 'ell me. saying! ...* 6'hen Jesus said! 7 *(s # live eternally. but 2azarus will teach you how to die well. in so much that # shall only be tormented in another person. But how will you call 2azarus. because # have not served him so faithfully as # was bound to do. he has received the gift of prophecy% listen therefore to his words. But he who forgets that he is mortal.# desire you to cut down the wood in such wise that your wor$ shall be good.ool and $nave< # gave you an a0e wherewith you might cut down the wood without toil. . uch an one for the things of this world. as is the truth. #s this true-* John answered! *#t is most true. in order that they might learn to $now themselves and their creator-* #hapter 197 Jesus answered! *'ell me.or punishment was fitting for me. which is the sight of the burial of one dead. not only that # am not God.* 'hen Jesus said to his disciples! *?ou call me )aster. John. seeing that God teaches you by my mouth. that every punishment is withdrawn from me.#f the master would give me an old a0e # should easily cut down the wood. which are truth. 3hoso wield well this a0e remove the wood of sin from their heart without pain% wherefore they receive my grace and mercy% giving them merit of eternal life for their good wor$s. though time after time he see others die. (nd so much the more ought you to listen to him.?ou shall have merit. # would do good wor$s. that when a man spea$s of what God shall give to his neighbour let him say that his neighbour merits it! but let him loo$ to it that... offends his creator who has given him all.'ruly he is here master of all the masters that teach doctrine in this world. and too$ the old a0e and struc$ him on the head. truly # say to you. and not do to others that which we do not desire to receive. and all that is cut is wasted and good for nought.* 'hen said he who writes this! *+ master how spea$s 2azarus the truth in saying to you . what said the master. my Barnabas.
Cause them to hold their peace<* 'hen Jesus said! *(s God lives. bearing in their hands branches of palm and olive.. son of David<.# have merit. and said! *Brother. and. But of himself a man must beware of saying! . when the men of Jerusalem heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming. wills to call merit in the presence of his mercy every good wor$ of his faithful servant. #hapter *01 Jesus having entered into the 'emple. and wills him so to spea$ of his neighbour.. in whose presence my soul stands.* #hapter *00 Jesus then turned to 2azarus. and they will permit you to bring her. saying! * ee you not what these say. to confound atan and to display his own bounty. and accordingly they brought the ass and the colt. 'he "harisees rebu$ed Jesus.3hy 6do7 you loose her-. because God is pleased to grant his mercy to his servants when they confess that they merit hell for their sins. yet a single tear of one who mourns at having offended God 8uenches the whole of hell.. too$ counsel to catch him in his tal$.* #t was near to the "assover of the Jews.Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of the 2ord God% hosanna. # have merit. said! *1e that is without sin among you. could not 8uench a spar$ of the flames of hell. #hapter 199 God is so rich in mercy that the water of a thousand seas. the scribes and "harisees brought to him a woman ta$en in adultery. for he preaches mercy. the men went forth with their children eager to see Jesus. and if he condemn her it is contrary to his own doctrine. it is contrary to the 2aw of )oses. 'hey still pressed for the answer. God. 'hey said among themselves! *#f he save her. if so many were to be found. we have found this woman in adultery. )oses commanded that 6such7 should be stoned! what then say you-* 'hereupon Jesus stooped down and with his finger made a mirror on the ground wherein every one saw his own ini8uities.what God shall give to himself . pointing to the mirror with his finger. and Jesus rode 6on her7. say to them! .* 3herefore they came to Jesus and said! *)aster. singing! *Blessed be he that comes to us in the name of God% hosanna son of David<* Jesus having come into the city. the men spread out their garments under the feet of the ass. and so we have him as guilty.'he )aster has need 6of her7. not for love of me. wherefore when # shall be near to your house # will not ever go elsewhere. the stones would cry out against the unbelief of malignant sinners. because you will minister to me. 6so7 Jesus said to his disciples! . let him be . (nd let him loo$ to it that he say not. Jesus lifted up himself (s and. (nd he sent "eter and John to the city. saying! . 'he disciples 6then7 placed their mantles upon the colt. # must needs for a short time abide in the world..% for he would be condemned. by the great mercy wherewith God succours him. therefore. having assembled themselves together. singing! . . (nd it came to pass that. (nd if any one as$ you saying. but for love of God. if men should hold their peace.?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. 'he disciples went. and found all that Jesus had told them.2et us go to Jerusalem to eat the paschal lamb. he say! God will give me.* (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.
beginning from the eldest. seeing this.* (nd this they said tempting him% for the scribes and "harisees count it the greatest insult to be called sinners.. as a hen gathers her chic$ens under her wings. hard. would you not go to see$ it. + #srael. for # have found the sheep which # had lost. 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. would you not lay it upon your shoulders and. you are unrighteous% and if in your heart you hold yourselves righteous. say to them! . 3here are the righteous in our time.* #hapter *0* *'ell me. as many as there be. . 'hen Jesus said! *# fear that you be righteous unrighteous.first to stone her.or the righteous has not $nowledge of the mercy of God. calling yourselves righteous. your own tongues condemn your pride. + city of confusion. went out one by one. and you may repent% but you. whose leprosy he 6had7 cleansed. great is the number of the righteous unrighteous% their condition being li$e to that of atan. for they were ashamed to see their abominations. said! *Call the sic$. said! *3oman.* 'hey answered! *3e $now not that there be any other sic$ fol$ here in Jerusalem. saying! *(s God lives.* 'he scribes and "harisees answered! *3e are sinners. Jesus said to them! *'ell me! if one of you had an hundred sheep. and you would not< 3herefore God says thus to you #hapter *0+ + city. wherefore God will have mercy on us. having called together your neighbours. Now tell me.(s God lives. because God is mighty and merciful to heal them. shall our God love less man. and with your tongue you say that you are sinners. in whose presence my soul stands. # will sin no more. by whom is the physician more loved! by them that have never had any sic$ness. or by them whom the physician has healed of grievous sic$ness-* aid the "harisees to him! *(nd how shall he that is whole love the physician. )any times .(nd when you found it. shaping the mirror.(ssuredly you would do so. weeping! *2ord. inasmuch as our God is loved more by the sinner that repents.* (ccordingly the scribes and "harisees hearing this were confounded and departed. $nowing that his hour was near. 3herefore there is more re&oicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents than over ninety and nine righteous persons.* Jesus weeping answered! *+ Jerusalem. # weep over you. 'he citizens had gathered together the sic$ to the house of imon and prayed Jesus for the healing of the sic$. they are departed% and if you will pardon me as God lives. then are you doubly righteous unrighteous. to the end that he may convert you to your heart. 'he men. have forgotten all that # did upon 9gypt and upon "haraoh for love of you.:e&oice with me. for God has not sent me to condemn you.* 'hen.or if you have sinned and deny your sin. Jesus having lifted up himself. where are they that condemned you-* 'he woman answered. and should lose one of them. for you $now not your visitation% because # would fain have gathered you to the love of God your creator.assuredly he will love him only for that he is not sic$% and not having $nowledge of sic$ness he will love the physician but little.* 'hen Jesus said! *Blessed be God< Go your way in peace and sin no more. # have sent to you my servant. 'hen Jesus. . and they went into the house of imon the leper. the scribes and "harisees being assembled. and seeing no one but the woman.* 'hen with vehemence of spirit Jesus spo$e. than by the righteous.(s God lives. $nowing the great mercy of God upon him. + #srael.* (nd again he stooped down. leaving Jesus with his disciples in peace.hearted and perverse of mind. for whom he has made the world. leaving the ninety and nine.
wherewith she has blasphemed my name among the nations.2et her be.(ssuredly not. and in such wise will # give you over into their hands that your pride shall fall down into hell. this ointment might be sold for three hundred pieces of money now see how many poor fol$ would be helped. alone remain unpunished by me. an army against you. saying! *3hat will you give me. Judas the traitor was fain to hinder )ary from doing such a wor$. David. who assembled in a council of priests. (braham.*#f Jerusalem shall weep for her sins and do penance. for the poor you shall have always with you. my wrath upon Jerusalem will not be appeased.* 9very one ate with fear. with )oses. #hapter *00 3hile Jesus was supping with his disciples in the house of imon the leper. and having bro$en a vessel. 'he men wept when they heard of the wrath of God upon Jerusalem. + sic$ fol$. # will ma$e desolate with the city. immediately they were healed. wal$ing in my ways.(nd shall your pride deliver you from my hands. because they $new that Jesus must soon depart from them. scribes. eeing this. whereon # have loo$ed with mercy. amuel. the sword. 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. and prayed for mercy% when Jesus said! . (nd in order that you may $now the truth.* (nd having said this. if Job. and my indignation sleeps not. # will not pardon the old men or the widows.* Jesus answered! *+ Judas. # will not pardon the children. and the disciples were sorrowful. let your sic$ness depart from you< (nd when he had said this. and # will not do to her any of the evil which # have said. and # will betray into your hands Jesus.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. behold )ary the sister of 2azarus entered into the house. # $now your heart! have patience.Go and sell the ointment and bring the money that # may give it to the poor. 'herefore is my fury $indled much more. and Daniel my servants. but me you shall not have always. but # will give you all to famine. (s # live eternally.or # will bring princes with they shall surround you with might. poured ointment over the head and garment of Jesus.* Judas answered! *+ master.. #hapter *01aving said this. while every one remained in fear. and a proverb among the nations. insomuch that you shall be for a fable.# will not remember her ini8uities any more. hall you.* Jesus said! *3hy hinder you her. should pray for this people.* . a derision. But Judas was indignant. and # will give you all. saying! . they be fewer in Jerusalem that have their soul sound than they that be sic$ in body. live eternally.hall you. seeing he stole the tenth part of all that was given to Jesus. said God. # say to you. But Jerusalem weeps for her ruin and not for her dishonouring of me. Jesus retired into the house. .* '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.. because he $new that he was losing thirty pieces of money for the ointment not sold. and "harisees% to whom Judas spo$e. therefore. 1e went to find the high priest. o is my wrath abiding upon you. and derision and the 'emple. Jesus said again! */now you not that there be other sic$ fol$. then. and will conduct you to the place where he shall be found% for to seize him in the city will be impossible without a sedition.(s God lives. in the name of God. . then.
3herefore. he has the devil at his bac$.Beware lest some danger befall you<* Jesus answered! *#f # sought my own glory and desired my portion in this world. and by the scribes 6and7 "harisees with all #srael! but because # tell you the truth you hate me and see$ to $ill me. and they that are cut off from the head give it no succour. nor son of God. as God lives. surely. in whose presence my soul stands. .* 'hen said the high priest! *3e want to $now a thing concerning the )essiah. if you were of that body wherein # am incorporate. nor are you incorporate with that head wherein (braham was incorporate. but # see$ to cast out the devil."erhaps it is the lie. are different by reason of the wor$s of him who wor$s in the man. 3hereupon the high priest drew near.* (nd then the priests. 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.'ruly the members of a body succour one another when they are united with the head. but # see$ that God may be glorified. and God will love you. that # see$ not anything in this world. reprove me.* aid the high priest! *'hen what boots it to come to the 'emple with so great a multitude of people. and # will tell you who has the devil at his bac$. that he not only bra$e in pieces the false idols and forsoo$ his father and mother. inasmuch as God our creator is 6God7 alone.or all that is written in the Boo$ of )oses is most true. ma$ing him to run into every ini8uity. *#f # 4as # $now5 have sinned. because you shall be doing his will. that you are not God. . . # have not the devil at my bac$. saying! *'ell me. Believe me. # have not forgotten% for this is my confession which # shall bear before the &udgment seat of God on the day of &udgment. truly. #hapter *03 #f # wor$ ini8uity. but that of the body in which they are united. (s God lives. (s God lives. but was willing to slay his own son in obedience to God. because # am not of this world.ee$ you. Jesus answered! *3hat is that thing which you see$ to $now about the )essiah. 1ear$en therefore to me. so greatly did (braham love God. nor even the )essiah-* Jesus answered! *No. Jesus went up to the 'emple with a great multitude of people. wherefore do you not rebu$e me as a brother. have you forgotten all that you did confess. who has put on him the bridle of his will and rules him at his pleasure. 9ven as a garment changes its name when it changes its owner. scribes. and have not respect to the priest of God. for this cause the devil stirs up the world against me. he who wor$s after the will of the devil. . # had not fled when the people of Nain would fain have made me $ing.or if # had said the lie # had been adored by you.#hapter *01 3hen day was come. albeit they are all of one material.* #hapter *07 Jesus answered! *(s God lives. you would help me to wor$ according to my head.or the hands of one body do not feel the pain of another body*s feet.* aid the high priest! *Now we $now that you have the devil at your bac$% for you are a amaritan%. in whose presence my soul stands. who has sent me into the world. + Jesus. but waits for each one to repent. but if none can reprove me of sin it is a sign that you are not sons of (braham as you call yourselves. and "harisees made a circle round about Jesus. to ma$e yourself $ing of #srael. perhaps. although it is all the same cloth! so also men. (s God lives. instead of hating me as an enemy. and # am God*s servant and desire to serve God*s )essenger whom you call )essiah.(ssuredly # will not tell you the lie.
But since he had secretly retired beyond the broo$ Cedron she was not able to see him any more in this world% e0cept after the deed of shame. + God. how did he vanish. and # cannot hold my peace. saying! *2ord. saying! . (nd then. insomuch that the high priest went in person to 1erod. desiring only to have with him the twelve first called apostles.'he zeal of your honour. either God or on of God% in the other it forbade. if he be not a magician. and to the :oman governor. the prophet of the Jews. that in him should all the tribes of the earth be blessed.Now. # pray you. on pain of death. see$ing her son. :afael. wherefore truly # say to you. from whom must be descended the )essiah promised to (braham. forasmuch as the decree of the :omans made them afraid. (nd what shall # say. 'ruly # say. for 6then7 the angel Gabriel.'he high priest answered! . and # do not see$ to slay you. Behold now. with the elders of the people.ee you not that he has deceived the whole world with his diabolical art.. they struc$ one another in such wise that there died a thousand men% and they polluted the holy 'emple. the angel Gabriel visited her and narrated to her the persecution of her son. that any one should call Jesus of Nazareth%. how by reason of him this holy 'emple has been polluted. if he were an holy one and a prophet. through the great desire that they had to slay Jesus..(ssuredly. 'hen was the high priest wroth. who saw Jesus go out of the 'emple 4for from them he was not hidden5. with the angels )ichael. Jesus answered! . for he is an #shmaelite. her sister. followed him to the house of imon. wherefore tell us! 3ho was this son of (braham-. he would not blaspheme against God and against )oses 6his7 servant. that any one should contend concerning Jesus of Nazareth. blinded with fury and hatred. go thither with some of your disciples. who is the hope of #srael.. and cried out! . weeping. inflames me. to tarry there until this hatred of our priests be past% for # will minister to you what is necessary.or so it was that twice the :oman enate had sent a decree concerning Jesus! in one decree it was forbidden. #hapter *10 3hen the confusion in the 'emple ceased by the departure of Jesus. (nd the multitude of disciples leave you here in the house of imon and in my house. prophet . and having bec$oned for silence with his hands he said!. and against the )essiah. and @riel. 3hereupon every scribe and "harisee. )ary. if he be not removed from the world #srael will be polluted. while the >irgin )ary. the son of (braham was #shmael. by 6the7 command of God. )ary. who vanished from their eyes and went out of the 'emple. what do we.ear not.* (nd this Jesus did. and came to Jerusalem to the house of )ary alome. *Brethren. hearing this.1e has blasphemed all our priesthood. wherefore the secret persecution was converted into an open one. and our God will give us to the nations. therefore. and has spo$en blasphemy against )oses and against the 2aw of God. #hapter *09 (t this time. for God will protect him from the world. departed from Nazareth. # have a garden with a house beyond the broo$ Cedron.2et us stone this impious fellow. the high priest ascended on high. and of this they had false witnesses. mother of Jesus. for God will provide for all.'his # as$ of you. accusing Jesus that he desired to ma$e himself $ing of #srael. was standing in prayer. . too$ up stones to stone Jesus. under capital sentence.* (nd in such wise did the high priest spea$ at many forsoo$ Jesus. brought him to her.. 'hereupon was held a general council against Jesus. 'hereupon Nicodemus came thither and counselled Jesus to go out of Jerusalem beyond the broo$ Cedron. 'he disciples and believers.
3hen the world shall re&oice. on that day. that shows mercy to a thousand generations upon them that fear you. have mercy upon them which believe my words that you have given me. be you sad. 'hereupon.* 'hen the governor feared the enate and made friends with 1erod 4for before this they had hated one another to death5. send to us. God of our fathers. for all things are yours. the merciful. when they write that # am your son. shall you be my friends if you be sad at my welfare. there was a general search for Jesus throughout Jerusalem.or even as you are true God. how will the matter go-* 'hen 1erod arose and threatened the governor. if we suffer him to live and he ma$e himself $ing. and against the lovers of the world. being in the house of Nicodemus %beyond the broo$ Cedron. and save them from the world. for if we slay this sinner we have acted contrary to the decree of Caesar. because it is necessary that they shall bear witness against them that shall corrupt my gospel%. comforted his disciples. saying! *Beware lest through your favouring of that man this country be rebellious! for # will accuse you before Caesar %as a rebel. seeing that where # go # shall not feel any tribulation. am servant of your servants. and said to the high priest! *3henever you shall $now where the malefactor is.or #. . mighty and &ealous. that ta$e vengeance upon idolatry against the sons of idolatrous fathers even to the fourth generation. . But # pray you to $eep them from evil. clay and dust. prophet of #srael. ta$e them from the world. . *Now. assuredly. 2ord God. and never have # thought myself to be your good servant% for # cannot give you aught in return for that which you have given me. God of (braham%.* 'his was done to fulfil the prophecy of David who had foretold of Jesus. he prayed. that on the day of your &udgment they may come with me to bear witness against the world and against the 1ouse of #srael that has corrupted your testament. #hapter *11 Jesus. and. as of a fool% others adduced the great miracles that he wrought. do you curse eternally every one that shall corrupt my gospel that you gave me. so your word which # have spo$en is true% for it is yours. there was a great division among them. but rather enemies. for this cause. regardless of what he said. and they &oined together for the death of Jesus.of the Jews. 2ord God. saying! *'he hour is near that # must depart from the world% console yourselves and be not sad. saying! *2ord our God. saying! 'he princes and $ings of the earth are united against the holy one of #srael. #hapter *1* 'hen lifting up his hands to the 2ord. for we will give you soldiers. seeing # have ever spo$en as one that reads. # say not. ome desired that they should write again to :ome against Jesus% others said that they should leave Jesus alone. God of #shmael %and #saac%. saying *#n any case we have an ill venture in our hands. because he announces the salvation of the world. who cannot read save that which is written in the boo$ that he reads! even so have # spo$en that which you have given me. ee that you forget not the words which God has spo$en to you by my mouth. 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.No. '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. have mercy upon them that you have given me. Be you my witnesses against every one that shall corrupt the witness that # have witnessed with my gospel% against the world. and to the governor. 3herefore.
that atan boast not himself against you.riend. Beginning from Judas%.. went to the .*2ord God the aviour. but every one that shall believe in them. 3hen the lamb was eaten. Jesus said three times! * o be it. for he shall fulfil all that our father David said of such an one. '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. who by your providence provides all things necessary for your people #srael. $nowing the place where Jesus was with his disciples. for your own sa$e. he too$ a towel and girded his loins.* #hapter *11aving gone forth from the house. * 3hereupon the disciples loo$ed one upon another. 'hen Jesus rose up. 2ord. grant to your servant to be in the congregation of your )essenger% on the Day of Judgment! and not me only. be mindful of all the tribes of the earth. 2ord.* (nd turning to Judas. + 2ord. weeping! * o be it.* (nd having arisen. with all them that shall believe on me through their preaching. suffer me to eat. which you have promised to bless by your )essenger. and # will go. save them whom you have given me. that atan your enemy may lose his empire. would you wash my feet-* Jesus answered! *'hat which # do you $now not now.* 3hen the disciples were washed and were seated at table to eat..* said Jesus. yet are you not all clean.* (nd the eleven apostles heard it not. but you shall $now hereafter. for he believed nothing. great and merciful<* (nd they answered. *2ord God. in order that atan may not be able to do aught against them. and having put water in a basin. and save not only them.. Judas answered! *2ord.* *2et us eat. 2ord. and he went forth from the house. wherefore go and do that which you must do. desiring to depart from the world. he so spo$e. aid "eter%! *2ord. accordingly. that one of you shall betray me.he shall fall into the pit which he had prepared for others. 2ord. because # have fulfilled your wor$. + )aster-* Jesus answered! *?ou have told me who it shall be that shall betray me.* 'his said Jesus. (nd this do. he said to him! *. announcing all that had been decreed by 1erod %with the governor and the high priest. Jesus saying to him again! *Do 8uic$ly that which you must do. bowing his $nees an hundred times and prostrating himself upon his face. insomuch that # shall be sold li$e a sheep% but woe to him. 'he disciples were sad at these words. *for # have greatly desired to eat this lamb before # am parted from you. all save Judas. saying with sorrow! *3ho shall be the traitor-* Judas then said! * hall it be #. because he $new who was betraying him. that . according as his custom was to pray. wherefore. saying! *Blessed be your holy name. wherefore do you tarry. when Jesus said again! *'ruly # say to you. bountiful and rich in mercy. 3hereupon Jesus re&oiced in spirit. and said! *Neither shall you come in my company on the day of &udgment. 1ave mercy on the world and send speedily your )essenger. Jesus said! *# have washed you. he set himself to wash his disciples* feet. 2ord.* "eter answered! *3ash not only my feet. # than$ you.* (nd having said this. for as much as all the water of the sea will not wash him that believes me not. for whom you did create the world. Jesus came to "eter. my God. Nicodemus %sent the lamb secretly to the garden for Jesus and his disciples. #hapter *1+ 'he day having come for eating the lamb. but every one whom you have given me.* "eter answered! *?ou shall never wash my feet. the devil came upon the bac$ of Judas%. because you have not separated me from the number of your servants that have been persecuted by the world and slain. but my hands and my head. Judas.)y time is near. Jesus retired into the garden to pray.
was see$ing where the )aster was.high priest.1ow much do you see$-. with arms and lanterns as 6against7 a robber% and you have bound me that have guided you. #hapter *10 3hen the soldiers with Judas drew near to the place where Jesus was. and they led him with fury into Jerusalem. and when a soldier seized him by the linen cloth he left the linen cloth and fled na$ed. and laid their hands upon Judas. . #hapter *17 'he soldiers too$ Judas %and bound him. seeing the danger of his servant. having awa$ened us. 3hereupon Judas spo$e many words of madness. this night will # give into your hand Jesus whom you see$% for he is alone with eleven companions. 2ord.or he truthfully denied that he was Jesus% and the soldiers. because he was in every way li$e to Jesus. and we have bound you because we $now that you do refuse the $ingdom. prophet of the Nazarenes %4for so they called them who believed in Jesus5. because they feared the people% wherefore they too$ their arms. and to 1erod. )ichael%. and sent a "harisee to the governor to fetch soldiers. to ma$e me $ing<* 'hen the soldiers lost their patience. and with torches and lanterns upon staves went out of Jerusalem. and that for fear of death he was feigning madness. and by the council of the "harisees. Jesus heard the approach of many people. are our master% have you now forgotten us-* (nd he. (nd John. and saved the eleven from evil. .#f you will give me what was promised. 3e having heard Judas* saying. smiling. :afael%. wherefore in fear he withdrew into the house. (nd the disciples were sleeping. insomuch that Judas was so changed in speech and in face to be li$e Jesus that we believed him to be Jesus. insomuch that every one was filled with laughter.'hirty pieces of gold. said! *Now are you foolish. 3hereupon we marvelled. who was it that smote you-* (nd they buffeted him and spat in his face. and said! . and they gave a legion of them.. and @riel%. (nd he. who was wrapped in a linen cloth. Judas said.. fled as beside ourselves. . for we are come to ma$e you $ing of #srael. awo$e and fled. 'hen God. believing that he was really Jesus. . that $now not me to be Judas #scariot<* (nd as he was saying this the soldiery entered. said! * ir. 'hen straightway the high priest counted to him the money.or God heard the prayer of Jesus.* Judas answered! *Now have you lost your senses< ?ou are come to ta$e Jesus of Nazareth%. moc$ing him. to ta$e Jesus out of the world. fear not. not without derision. (nd the eleven were sleeping. #hapter *11 Judas entered impetuously before all into the chamber whence Jesus had been ta$en up. 'hey bare him and placed him in the third heaven in the company of angels blessing God for evermore. *tell us. and moc$ing him said! *Jesus. 3hereupon the scribes bound his eyes with a bandage. and seeing the multitude of soldiers. and answered! *?ou. and with blows and $ic$s they began to flout Judas. 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. 'he holy angels came and too$ Jesus out by the window that loo$s toward the outh%. who were assembled to put Jesus to death. 3hereupon the wonderful God acted wonderfully. commanded Gabriel%. 'he high priest answered! . his ministers.
believed it. you have deceived all #srael. 'he governor therefore went out.* 'hen the chief priests and elders of the people. wherefore # may do what is &ust. 'he derision which he then suffered at the hands of the high priest*s servants is past belief.* "ilate 4of such was the governor*s name5. and not Jesus. (s God lives. cried out with shouts. believed it% and more. with the scribes and "harisees. this man is not worthy of death.or # have power to set you free and to put you to death. it were a great wrong to $ill him.* (ccordingly .but the 4chief5 priests and the elders of your people have given you into my hand% wherefore tell us the truth.* you shall not escape it<* (nd having said this he commanded his servants to smite him with buffetings and $ic$s. are beside yourselves. and it were impious to slay a madman. if you put me to death. insomuch that the sorrow of every one was incredible. for you shall slay an innocent person% seeing that # am Judas %#scariot. so that he sought to set him at liberty. and smiling said! *#n the one case. as though beside himself. (nd why say # that the chief priests believed Judas to be Jesus. 'he high priest caused Judas %to be brought before him bound.or they zealously devised new inventions to give pleasure to the council. But the chief priests and "harisees and elders of the people had their hearts so e0asperated against Jesus that. and that he should not die until near the end of the world.* Judas answered! * ir. you will not believe me% for perhaps you are deceived as the 4chief5 priests and the "harisees are deceived. for with this device he see$s to escape from our hands. and he says that Jesus the Galilean has by his are magic so transformed him. . 3hereupon he. answered nothing to the point. Nor is he mad% but rather malignant. as$ing him for what cause the chief priests and the people had given him into his hands. with him who writes. so ta$e you him to 1erod. the poor >irgin mother of Jesus. and by his are has so transformed me. and so treated him with hands and feet that it would have moved the very Canaanites to compassion if they had beheld that sight. but a certain Judas who guided the soldiery to ta$e Jesus. for we $now him% for if he were not the malefactor we would not have given him into your hands. made him enter into his chamber. But if he is Jesus and denies that he is. thin$ing that Judas was Jesus. believing Judas to be really Jesus. and the sedition that he would stir up if he should escape would be worse than the former. who is a magician. saying! *1e is Jesus of Nazareth%.3hen it was morning there assembled the great council of scribes and elders of the people% and the high priest with the "harisees sought false witness against Judas. believe me. (fterwards they led him bound to the governor. they too$ delight in seeing him so treated. by what are # $now not. believing him to be Jesus! and they found not that which they sought. and that he should suffer in a third person. o they attired him as a &uggler. in order to rid himself of such a case. and as$ed him of his disciples and his doctrine. Judas answered! *# have told you that # am Judas #scariot. 3herefore he went with the mother of Jesus and with John to the cross. and 1erod is $ing of Galilee! wherefore it pertains not to me to &udge such a case. with your doctrine and false miracles! and now thin$ you to flee the merited punishment that befits you by feigning to be mad(s God lives. if this be true.No all the disciples. with his $insfol$ and friends. so that his understanding might come bac$ into his head. . he who writes forgot all that Jesus had said! how that he should be ta$en up from the world. 3hereupon Judas. 'he high priest then ad&ured him by the living God of #srael that he would tell him the truth. and spo$e to him. said! *1e is a Galilean. seeing that he were innocent. *that he is not Jesus. who promised to give into your hands Jesus the Nazarene% and you. 3herefore.* 'he high priest answered! *+ perverse seducer.* 3hen he heard this the governor marvelled greatly. who secretly loved Jesus. Judas answered! *#f # tell you the truth. assuredly he has lost his understanding. beginning from Galilee% even to Jerusalem here. for you will have it by every means that # am Jesus.* 'he governor answered 4thin$ing that he wished to spea$ concerning the 2aw5! *Now $now you not that # am not a Jew. you shall do a great wrong.* *'his man says.* said the governor. at least. but rather of compassion.
'hereupon. they too$ him down from the cross with such weeping as assuredly no one would believe. and buried him in the new sepulchre of Joseph% having wrapped him up in an hundred pounds of precious ointments. under pain of anathema%. (nd they held out their hands to receive gifts. seeing that Judas died not by the scourges. and they made him sit in a high place. in moc$ery they clad him in an old purple garment%. Now when Judas had been led thither. (nd the soldiers came before him. seeing the malefactor has escaped and # die un&ustly-* A'ruly # say that the voice. saluting him as /ing of the Jews. and adored the false and lying gods. . who were paid by the scribes to slay him under the scourges. the face. who having received it gave Judas to the scribes and "harisees as guilty to death. to which Judas gave answers not to the purpose. if you will not pay your soldiers and servants-* A'he chief priests with the scribes and "harisees. and fearing lest "ilate should set him at liberty. putting in his hand a reed for sceptre%. saying to him. denying that he was Jesus. and the person of Judas were so li$e to Jesus. because the chief priests and scribes and the "harisees had given him a good 8uantity of money. who of a long time had desired that Jesus should go to his house. and sent him bac$ to "ilate. with John and James his brother. #hapter *13 'hen returned each man to his house. with all his court. 'hen 1erod moc$ed him. 3hereupon they condemned two robbers with him to the death of the cross. that his disciples and believers entirely believed that he was Jesus% wherefore some departed from the doctrine of Jesus. li$e those of gold and precious stones which $ings wear on their heads. notwithstanding that the soldiers scourged him so grievously that his body rained blood. who had decreed the issue. But Jesus had never been willing to go to his house. because 1erod was a Gentile. in order that he also might gain some money. but by means of Nicodemus and Joseph of (barimathia% they obtained from the governor the body of Judas to bury it. for the greater ignominy. AJudas truly did nothing else but cry out! *God. and there they crucified him na$ed%. *Do not fail in &ustice to the people of #srael<* A (nd this 1erod wrote. how are you crowned. reserved Judas for the cross. (nd so in company with the mother of Jesus they went to )ount Calvary. 1erod as$ed him of many things. made a gift of money to the governor. where they used to hang malefactors. in order that he might suffer that horrible death to which he had sold another. why have you forsa$en me. 3hereupon. and were not only present at the death of Judas. spreading a report that Jesus was risen again% whence great confusion arose. foolish $ing. such as new $ings are accustomed to give% and receiving nothing they smote Judas. and caused him to be clad in white as the fools are clad%. saying! *#t is fitting to our new $ing to clothe him and crown him*! so they gathered thorns and made a crown. 1e who writes.they led Judas to 1erod. 'he high priest then commanded. 'he governor having heard that this was so from a servant of 1erod. living after the manner of the unclean Gentiles. saying! *Now. and that by art magic he had done the miracles which he did! for Jesus had said that he should not die till near the end of the world% for that at that time he should be ta$en away from the world. (nd this crown of thorns they placed upon Judas* head. But God. weeping continually. But they that stood firm in the doctrine of Jesus were so encompassed with sorrow. that no one should tal$ of Jesus of Nazareth%. believing that Jesus had been a false prophet. 1e did not suffer Judas to die under the scourges. seeing him die who was entirely li$e to Jesus. went with the mother of Jesus% to Nazareth%. feigned that he desired to set Judas at liberty. bowing down in moc$ery. o they led him to )ount Calvary. that they remembered not what Jesus had said. 3hereupon he caused him to be scourged by his slaves. 'hose disciples who did not fear God went by night 6and7 stole the body of Judas and hid it.
* 'hey remained every one for a long time beside himself at the presence of Jesus. wherefore God. to the shame of your $insfol$ and friends. and many banished from the land. their fellow citizen. surrounded with splendour. the >irgin. '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. for they altogether believed that Jesus was dead. for # am Jesus% and weep not. and John and James and "eter. 3hereupon. Jesus came. for truly # say to you that # have not been dead at all% for God has reserved me till near the end of the world.* 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. to bear Jesus into his mother*s house. 'hen said he who writes! *+ )aster. with the mother of Jesus. and James and John. who fights against God*s enemies% :afael. 3hereupon. 3herefore Jesus prayed God that he would give him power to see his mother and his disciples.. because they could not hold their peace on such a matter. insomuch that through fear every one again fell down as dead. said! *2et us go to Jerusalem to find my son. to the room where abode )ary the >irgin with her two sisters. and had transformed Judas. Gabriel. saying! *'hese are the ministers of God! Gabriel. who are )ichael. (nd Jesus lifted up his mother and the others from the ground. he comforted them. where Jesus was in the company of angels. and 2azarus. saying! *. Barnabas. 'he news reached Nazareth how that Jesus. commanded those who dwelt with her to forget her son. weeping. who feared God.or every one that loves you has been as dead. and # will answer you. and many were stoned and many beaten. # shall die content when # have seen him. my son. albeit she $new the decree of the high priest to be un&ust. in order that they might be seen and heard to spea$ by his mother and her companions. and recounted all to him. that he might suffer the punishment to which he had sold another. and )artha and )ary )agdalen. on that day on which the decree of the high priest went forth. suffering him only to be seen by them that believed in his doctrine. wherefore has . and there $eep watch over him for three days continually.* (nd having said this he prayed the four angels that they would manifest themselves. mother. and give testimony how the matter had passed. and him who writes. and the desire to see him risen again. 1earing this. were consumed. :afael%. we. is it lawful for me to 8uestion you now. having died on the cross was risen again. the >irgin )ary. for # am alive and not dead. he that writes% prayed the mother of Jesus% that she would be pleased to leave off weeping.ear not. embracing his mother! *Believe me. o the angels that were guardians of )ary ascended to the third heaven%. who will call every one to the &udgment of God at the last day. through fear they fell as dead. who receives the souls of them that die% and @riel. and @riel. because her son was risen again. having given you power to raise the dead. 'hen the >irgin.(nd so there arose a great persecution. 3hereupon. who announces God*s secrets% )ichael. suffered you to die.* #hapter **0 Jesus replied. as it was lawful for me when you dwelt with us-* Jesus answered! *(s$ what you please. and to the shame of your doctrine. said! *'ell me. 'hereupon the angels manifested themselves li$e four shining suns. seeing that God is merciful. (nd having lifted up each one. weeping.* #hapter *19 'he >irgin returned to Jerusalem with him who writes. 'hen the merciful God commanded his four favourite angels. 'hen the four angels narrated to the >irgin how God had sent for Jesus. 'hen Jesus gave four linen cloths to the angels that they might cover themselves.
and . +thers preached. however small it be. and said! . because to you only belongs honour and glory without end. 'hen before their eyes the four angels carried him up into heaven. as it always is. for atan will ma$e every effort to deceive you. he prayed God for the salvation of the faithful.1ere are John and "eter who saw everything. who. who for fear had fled to Damascus.Go to the )ount of +lives with my mother. God punishes with great punishment. of all things that you have heard and seen. he embraced his mother.God. :est in God who created you and me. who are an holy one of God. has willed that # be moc$ed of men in this world by the death of Judas%. (nd write in a similar manner that which has befallen Judas. and they will tell you all that has passed. pretending to be disciples.two disciples. in order that # be not moc$ed of the demons on the day of &udgment. when he shall come. since men have called me . in order that it may not be punished in the flames of hell. and they ate with Jesus. (nd though # have been innocent in the world. if God wills. 'hen answered he who writes! . and yet preach. seeing that God is offended at sin. + 2ord our God. # did not die% it was Judas the traitor. (nd having said this. and many others of the seventy. the )essenger %of God. Be my witnesses in #srael. ma$ing all men to believe that # died upon the cross. and the truth.. Jesus said! *?ou are &ust. but rose again.# will do so.* #hapter **1 Jesus turned himself to him who writes. o they all went there e0cept twenty.or certain evil men. that every sin. (nd as they all stood in prayer. ma$ing us to believe that you were dead. But Jesus lifted them up.five of the seventy.two. and the conversion of sinners and 6then7. saying! .)ay God*s grace and mercy be with you. see that by all means you write my gospel concerning all that has happened through my dwelling in the world. (nd he reproved many who believed that he had died and risen again. 1aving thus spo$en.. God. comforting them..and your mother has so wept for you that she has been near to death% and you."eace be to you. 'he third day Jesus said! . (nd then Jesus commanded us to call his faithful disciples 6so7 that they might see him.. on you has God suffered to fall the calumny that you were slain amongst robbers %on the )ount Calvary-* Jesus answered! *Believe me.Do you hold me and God for liars. Jesus answered! . Barnabas.. 3herefore. and you will see who shall bear me up. preached that Jesus died and rose not again. by falsehood. was persecuted.. on of God.Barnabas. since my mother and my faithful disciples that were with me loved me a little with earthly love. Beware. 'ruly # say to you.he so tormented us.# said to you that God has granted to me to live almost to the end of the world. + )aster% but # do not $now what happened to Judas. hated of atan. (nd this moc$ing shall continue until the advent of )uhammad%. saying! . 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. the disciples scattered through the different parts of #srael and of the world.. for # did not see it. for there # will ascend again to heaven. saying! .. . (nd having said this. o James and John called together the seven disciples with Nicodemus and Joseph. +thers preached that he really died. and every one may believe the truth. he turned to his disciples.Do not be afraid. shall reveal this deception to those who believe in God*s 2aw. #hapter *** (fter Jesus had departed. that .. his prayer ended. # am your master. in order that the faithful may be undeceived. and saying! . the righteous God has willed to punish this love with the present grief.. and throughout the world. my mother.
But we . that they may be saved in the last day of God*s Judgment. as much as # have written . (men. among whom is "aul deceived.Jesus is the on of God. we preach to those that fear God. 49< O5 T74 GO=>4L .
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