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    Section VI.

    [1] [Arabic, p. 22] 446

    446 Luke v. 8.

    But when Simon Cephas saw this he fell before the feet of Jesus, and said unto him, My Lord, I beseech of thee to depart from me, for I am [2] a sinful man.  447

    447 Luke v. 9.

    And amazement took possession of him, and of all who were with him, [3] because of the draught of the fishes which they had taken.  448

    448 Luke v. 10.

    And thus also were James and John the sons of Zebedee overtaken,449

    449 The verb may be active as well as passive, but does not agree in gender with amazement.  Mistakes in gender are, however, very common transcriptional errors.

    who were Simon’s partners.  And Jesus said [4] unto Simon, Fear not; henceforth thou shalt be a fisher of men unto life450

    450 Luke v. 11.

    And they brought the boats to the land; and they left everything, and followed him.

    [5] 451

    451 John iii. 22.

    And after that came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and he went [6] about there with them, and baptized452

    452 John iii. 23.

    And John also was baptizing in Ænon, which is beside Salim, because there was much water there:  and they came, and were baptized.  [7, 8] 453

    453 John iii. 24.

    And John was not yet come into prison454

    454 John iii. 25.

    And there was an inquiry between [9] one of John’s disciples and one of the Jews about purifying.  455

    455 John iii. 26.

    And they456

    456 Dual.

    came unto John, and said unto him, Our master, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom [10] thou hast borne witness, behold, he also baptizeth, and many come to him.  457

    457 John iii. 27.

    John answered and said unto them,458

    458 Plural.  In the Peshitta it is two individuals in verse 25.  In Sin. the first is an individual and the second is ambiguous.  In Cur. both are plural.

    A man can receive nothing of himself, except it be [11] given him459

    459 Or, he be given it.

    from heaven460

    460 John iii. 28.

    Ye are they that bear witness unto me that I said, I am [12] not the Messiah, but I am one sent461

    461 The ordinary word for apostle.

    before him.  462

    462 John iii. 29.

    And he that hath a bride is a bridegroom:  and the friend of the bridegroom is he that standeth and listeneth to him, and rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice.  Lo now,463

    463 See § 9, 21, note.

    behold, [13, 14] [Arabic, p. 23] my joy becometh complete.464

    464 So Ciasca’s printed text.  The Vat. ms., however, probably represents a past tense.


    465 John iii. 30.

    And he must increase and I decrease.  466

    466 John iii. 31.


    467 cf. Peshitta.

    he that is come from above is higher than everything; and he that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh; and he that came down from heaven is [15] higher than all.  468

    468 John iii. 32.

    And he beareth witness of what he hath seen and heard:  and no man [16] receiveth his witness.  469

    469 John iii. 33.

    And he that hath received his witness hath asserted470

    470 cf. consonants of Syriac text.

    that he is [17] truly God.471

    471 Borg. ms., that God is truly, or, assuming a very common grammatical inaccuracy, that God is true or truth, the reading in Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary.


    472 John iii. 34.

    And he whom God hath sent speaketh the words473

    473 Lit. saying.

    of GodGod gave [18] not the Spirit by measure.  474

    474 John iii. 35.

    The Father loveth the Son, and hath put everything in [19] his hands475

    475 John iii. 36.

    Whosoever believeth in the Son hath eternal476

    476 Lit. the life of eternity; here and everywhere except § 21, 40.

    life; but whosoever obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God cometh477

    477 i.e., alighteth-and-stayeth.

    upon him.

    [20] 478

    478 John iv. 1.

    And Jesus learned479

    479 Or, knew.

    that the Pharisees had heard that he had received many disciples, [21] and that he was baptizing more than John 480

    480 John iv. 2.

    (not that Jesus was himself baptizing, [22] but his disciples); 481

    481 John iv. 3a.

    and so he left Judæa.

    [23] 482

    482 Luke iii. 19.

    And Herod the governor, because he used to be rebuked by John because of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, and for all the sins which he was committing, [24] added to all that also this, 483

    483 Luke iii. 20.

    that he shut up John in prison.

    [25] 484

    484 Matt. iv. 12.

    And when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he went away to Galilee.  [26] 485

    485 John iv. 46.

    And he entered again into Cana, where he had made the water wine.  And there [27] was at Capernaum a king’s servant, whose son was sick486

    486 John iv. 47.

    And this man heard that Jesus was come from Judæa to Galilee; and he went to him, and besought of him that he would come down and heal his son; for he had come near unto death.  [28, 29] 487

    487 John iv. 48.

    Jesus said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye do488

    488 Or, will.

    not believe.  489

    489 John iv. 49.

    The [Arabic, p. 24] king’s servant said unto him, My Lord, come down, that the child die not.  [30] 490

    490 John iv. 50.

    Jesus said unto him, Go; for thy son is alive.  And that man believed the [31] word which Jesus spake, and went.  491

    491 John iv. 51.

    And when he went down, his servants met him [32] and told him, and492

    492 Or, good news, and.

    said unto him, Thy son is alive.  493

    493 John iv. 52.

    And he asked them at what time he recovered.  They said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left [33] him.  494

    494 John iv. 53.

    And his father knew that that was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, [34] Thy son is alive.  495

    495 John iv. 54.

    And he believed, he and the whole people of his house.  And this [35] is the second sign496

    496 See § 5, 32, note.

    which Jesus did when he returned from Judæa to Galilee497

    497 Luke iv. 44.

    And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

    [36] 498

    498 Matt. iv. 13.

    And he left Nazareth, and came and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea shore, in the [37] borders of Zebulun and Naphtali:  499

    499 Matt. iv. 14.

    that it might be fulfilled which was said in Isaiah the prophet, who said,

    [38] 500

    500 Matt. iv. 15.

    The land of Zebulun, the land of Naphtali,

    The way of the sea, the passage of the Jordan,

    Galilee of the nations:

    [39] 501

    501 Matt. iv. 16.

    The people sitting in darkness

    Saw a great light,

    And those sitting in the region and in the shadow of death,

    There appeared to them a light.

    [40] 502

    502 Luke iv. 31b.

    And he taught them on the sabbaths.  503

    503 Luke iv. 32.

    And they wondered because of his doctrine:504

    504 Perhaps we might here render learning; but see § 28, 17, note.

      [41] for his word was as if it were authoritative.  505

    505 Luke iv. 33.

    And there was in the synagogue [42] a man with an unclean devil, and he cried out with a loud voice, and said, 506

    506 Luke iv. 34.

    Let me alone; what have I to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come for our [43] destruction?  I know thee who thou art, thou Holy One of God507

    507 Luke iv. 35.

    And Jesus rebuked him, and said, Stop up thy mouth, and come out of him.  And the demon threw him [44] in the midst and came out of him, having done him no harm.  508

    508 Luke iv. 36.

    And great amazement [Arabic, p. 25] took hold upon every man.  And they talked one with another, and said, What is this word that orders the unclean spirits with power and [45] authority, and they come out?  509

    509 Luke iv. 37.

    And the news of him spread abroad in all the region which was around them.

    [46] 510

    510 Luke iv. 38.

    And when Jesus went out of the synagogue, 511

    511 Matt. ix. 9b.

    he saw a man sitting among the publicans,512

    512 So in the Arabic.  It is, however, simply a misinterpretation of the expression in the Syriac versions for at the place of toll (cf. Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary).

    named Matthew:  and he said unto him, Come after me.  And he rose, and followed him.

    [47, 48] 513

    513 Mark i. 29b.

    And Jesus came to the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.  514

    514 Luke iv. 38c.

    And Simon’s wife’s mother was oppressed with a great fever, and they besought him for [49] her.  515

    515 Luke iv. 39.

    And he stood over her and rebuked her fever, and it left her, and immediately [50] she rose and ministered to them.  516

    516 Matt. viii. 16a.

    And at even they brought to him many that had [51] demons:  and he cast out their devils with the517

    517 cf. § 1, 40, note 2.

    word.  518

    518 Luke iv. 40b.

    And all that had sick, their diseases being divers and malignant, brought them unto him.  And he laid his hand [52] on them one by one519

    519 Or, each.

    and healed them:  520

    520 Matt. viii. 17.

    that that might be fulfilled which was said [53] in the prophet Isaiah, who said, He taketh our pains and beareth our diseases521

    521 Mark i. 33.

    And [54] all the city was gathered together unto the door of Jesus522

    522 Luke iv. 41.

    And he cast out devils also from many, as they were crying out and saying, Thou art the Messiah, the Son of God; and he rebuked them.  And he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him that he was the Lord the Messiah.


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