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[1] 376376    Matt. iv. 10.Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee hence, Satan:  for it is written, Thou [2] shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thou serve.  377377    Luke iv. 13.And when the [3] devil378378    Lit. backbiter, a different word from that used above in § 4, 43, 47. had completed all his temptations, he departed from him for a season.  379379    Matt. iv. 11b.And behold, the angels drew near and ministered unto him.

[4, 5] 380380    John i. 35.And next day John was standing, and two of his disciples; 381381    John i. 36.and he saw Jesus as [6] he was walking, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God!  382382    John i. 37.And his two disciples heard [7] him saying this,383383    Or, speaking. and they followed Jesus.  384384    John i. 38.And Jesus turned and saw them coming after him, and said unto them, What seek ye?  They said unto him, Our master, [8] where art thou staying?  385385    John i. 39.And he said unto them, Come and see.  And they came and saw his place, and abode with him that day:  and it was about the tenth hour.  [9] 386386    John i. 40.One of the two which heard from387387    cf. Peshitta. John, and followed Jesus, was Andrew the [10] brother of Simon.  388388    John i. 41a.And he saw first Simon his brother, and said unto him, We have [11] found the Messiah.  389389    John i. 42a.And he brought him unto Jesus.  And Jesus looked upon him and said, Thou art Simon, son of Jonah:  thou shalt be called Cephas.390390    The Arabic word used throughout this work means Stones.

[12] 391391    John i. 43.And on the next day Jesus desired to go forth to Galilee, and he found Philip, [13] [Arabic, p. 19] and said unto him, Follow me.  392392    John i. 44.Now Philip was of Bethsaida, of the city [14] of Andrew and Simon.  393393    John i. 45.And Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, He of whom Moses did write in the law and in the prophets, we have found that [15] he is Jesus the son of Joseph of Nazareth.  394394    John i. 46.Nathanael said unto him, Is it possible 51that there can be any good thing from Nazareth?  Philip said unto him, Come and [16] see.  395395    John i. 47.And Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, This is indeed a396396    Lit. the (cf. note to § 1, 40). [17] son of Israel in whom is no guile.  397397    John i. 48.And Nathanael said unto him, Whence knowest thou me?  Jesus said unto him, Before Philip called thee, while thou wast under the [18] fig tree, I saw thee.  398398    John i. 49.Nathanael answered and said unto him, My Master, thou art [19] the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.  399399    John i. 50.Jesus said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, hast thou believed? thou shalt see what is [20] greater than this.  400400    John i. 51.And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

[21] 401401    Luke iv. 14a.And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee.

[22] 402402    John ii. 1.And on the third day there was a feast in Cana,403403    Arabic Qatna; at § 5, 32, Qatina, following the Syriac form. a404404    Lit. the (cf. note to § 1, 40). city of Galilee; and the [23] mother of Jesus was there:  405405    John ii. 2.and Jesus also and his disciples were invited to the [24] feast.  406406    John ii. 3.And they lacked wine:  and his mother said unto Jesus, They have no wine.  [25] 407407    John ii. 4.And Jesus said unto her, What have I to do with thee, woman? hath not mine [26] hour come?408408    The reading of Cur. and Sin. is not known; but cf. Moesinger, p. 53, and Isho’dad quoted in Harris, Fragments, etc., p. 46.  409409    John ii. 5.And his mother said unto the servants, What he saith unto you, do.  [27] 410410    John ii. 6.And there were there six vessels of stone, placed for the Jews’ purification, such as [28] [Arabic, p. 20] would contain two or three jars.  411411    John ii. 7.And Jesus said unto them, Fill the vessels [29] with water.  And they filled them to the top.  412412    John ii. 8.He said unto them, Draw [30] out now, and present to the ruler of the feast. And they did so413413    John ii. 9.And when the ruler of the company tasted that water which had become wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants knew, because they filled up the water), the ruler of the company called [31] the bridegroom, 414414    John ii. 10.and said unto him, Every man presenteth first the good wine, and on intoxication he bringeth what is poor; but thou hast kept the good wine until [32] now.  415415    John ii. 11.And this is the first sign416416    Perhaps a comma should be inserted after sign. which Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested [33] his glory; and his disciples believed on him.  417417    Luke iv. 14b.And his fame spread in all the country [34] which was around them.  418418    Luke iv. 15.And he taught in their synagogues, and was glorified [35] by419419    If the text does not contain a misprint the word for by is wanting in both mss.  It should doubtless be restored as in § 7, 3. every man.  420420    Luke iv. 16.And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and entered, according to his custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood [36] up to read.  421421    Luke iv. 17.And he was given the book of Isaiah the prophet.  And Jesus opened the book and found the place where it was written,

[37] 422422    Luke iv. 18.The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

And for this anointed he me, to preach good tidings to the poor;

And he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted,

And to proclaim forgiveness to the evil-doers,423423    Evil-doers could easily be an Arabic copyist’s corruption of captives; but the word used here for forgiveness could hardly spring from an Arabic release (in Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary, where the thing seems to have happened, a different word is used).  In Syriac, however, they are the same; while the first pair contain the same consonants. and sight to the blind,

And to bring the broken into forgiveness,424424    See preceding note.

[38] 425425    Luke iv. 19.And to proclaim an acceptable year of the Lord.

[39] 426426    Luke iv. 20.And he rolled up the book and gave it to the servant, and went and sat down:  [40] and the eyes of all that were in the synagogue were observing him.  427427    Luke iv. 21.And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled which ye have heard with [41] your ears.  428428    Luke iv. 22a.And they all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which were proceeding from his mouth.

[42] [Arabic, p. 21] 429429    Matt. iv. 17a.And from that time began Jesus to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom [43] of God, and to say, Repent ye, and believe in the gospel.  430430    Mark i. 15.The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of heaven hath come near.

[44] 431431    Matt. iv. 18.And while he was walking on the shore of the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon who was called Cephas, and Andrew his brother, casting their nets into [45] the sea; for they were fishers.  432432    Matt. iv. 19.And Jesus said unto them, Follow me, and I will [46] make you fishers of men.  433433    Matt. iv. 20.And they immediately left their nets there and followed [47] him.  434434    Matt. iv. 21.And when he went on from thence, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending [48] their nets; and Jesus called them.  435435    Matt. iv. 22.And they immediately forsook the ship and their father Zebedee, and followed him.

52[49] 436436    Luke v. 1.And when the multitude gathered unto him to hear the word of God, while he [50] was standing on the shore of the sea of Gennesaret, 437437    Luke v. 2.he saw two boats standing beside the sea, while438438    Or, but. the two fishers which were gone out of them were washing their [51] nets.  439439    Luke v. 3.And one of them belonged to Simon Cephas.  And Jesus went up and sat down in it, and commanded that they should move away a little from the land into [52] the water.  And he sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.  440440    Luke v. 4.And when he had left off his speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and cast your [53] net for a draught.  441441    Luke v. 5.And Simon answered and said unto him, My Master, we toiled [54] all night and caught nothing; now442442    Borg. ms. has but.  The Arabic expressions are very similar. at thy word I will cast the net.  443443    Luke v. 6.And when they did this, there were enclosed444444    Borg. ms. has he did this, he enclosed, on which see § 38, 43, note (end).  Either reading could spring from the other, within the Arabic. a great many fishes; and their net was on the [55] point of breaking.  445445    Luke v. 7.And they beckoned to their comrades that were in the other boat, to come and help them.  And when they came, they filled both boats, so that they were on the point of sinking.


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