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 [Arabic, p. 26] 523523 Mark i. 35.And in the morning of that day he went out very early, and went to a  desert place, and was there praying. 524524 Mark i. 36.And Simon and those that were with  him sought him. 525525 Mark i. 37.And when they found him, they said unto him, All the people seek for  thee. 526526 Mark i. 38.He said unto them, Let us go into the adjacent villages and towns, that I may  preach there also; for to this end did I come. 527527 Luke iv. 42.And the multitudes were seeking him, and came till they reached him; and they took hold of him, that he should not  go away from them. 528528 Luke iv. 43.But Jesus said unto them, I must preach of the kingdom of  God in other cities also: for because of this gospel was I sent. 529529 Matt. ix. 35.And Jesus was going about all the cities and the villages, and teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all the diseases and all the sicknesses,  530530 Mark i. 39.and casting out the devils. 531531 Luke iv. 14b.And his fame became known 532532 Luke iv. 15.that533533 This may represent a Syriac as. he was teaching in  every place and being glorified by every man. 534534 Mark ii. 14.And when he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphæus sitting among the tax-gatherers;535535 See above, note to § 6, 46, which applies, although the Arabic words are different. and he said unto him, Follow  me: and he rose and followed him. 536536 Matt. iv. 24.And the news of him was heard of in all the land of Syria: and they brought unto him all those whom grievous ills had befallen through divers diseases, and those that were enduring torment, and those that were possessed, and lunatics,537537 Lit. son-of-the-roofs, a Syriac expression (cf. § 24, 31, note). and paralytics; and he healed them.
[11, 12] 538538 Mark ii. 1.And after some days Jesus entered into Capernaum again. 539539 Mark ii. 2.And when they heard that he was in the house,540540 This is the end of verse 1 in the Greek. many gathered, so that it could not hold them, even about  [Arabic, p. 27] the door; and he made known to them the word of God. 541541 Luke v. 17b.And there were there some of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, sitting, come from all the villages of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was  present to heal them. 542542 Luke v. 18.And some men brought a bed with a man on it who was paralytic.  And they sought to bring him in and lay him before him. 543543 Luke v. 19.And when they found no way to bring him in because of the multitude of people, they went up to the roof, and let him down with his bed from the roofing,544544 This word may be either a singular or a plural. into the midst before Jesus.  545545 Luke v. 20.And when Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the paralytic, My son, thy sins are forgiven  thee. 546546 Luke v. 21.And the scribes and Pharisees began to think within their hearts, Why doth this man blaspheme?547547 This word ordinarily means to forge lies against; but our translator uses it regularly as here. Who is it that is able to forgive sins, but God alone?  548548 Mark ii. 8.And Jesus knew by the spirit that they were thinking this within themselves, and he  said unto them, Why do ye think this within your heart? 549549 Mark ii. 9.Which is better,550550 Peshitta has easier. that it should be said to the paralytic, Thy sins are forgiven thee, or that it should be said  to him, Arise, and take thy bed, and walk? 551551 Mark ii. 10.That ye may know that the Son of man  is empowered on earth to forgive sins (and he said to the paralytic), 552552 Mark ii. 11.I say unto thee,  Arise, take thy bed, and go to thine house. 553553 Mark ii. 12a.And he rose forthwith, and took his bed, and went out in the presence of all. 554554 Luke v. 25b.And he went to his house praising God.  555555 Matt. ix. 8a.And when those multitudes saw, they feared; 556556 Luke v. 26a.and amazement took possession of  them, 557557 Matt. ix. 8b.and they praised God, who had given such power to men. 558558 Luke v. 26c.And they said, We have seen marvellous things to-day, 559559 Mark ii. 12c.of which we have never before seen the like.
 [Arabic, p. 28] 560560 Luke v. 27.And after that, Jesus went out, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting  among the publicans:561561 See above, note to § 6, 46. and he said unto him, Follow me. 562562 Luke v. 28.And he left  everything, and rose, and followed him. 563563 Luke v. 29.And Levi made him a great feast in his house. And there was a great multitude of the publicans and others sitting with him.  564564 Luke v. 30.And the scribes and Pharisees murmured, and said unto his disciples, Why do ye eat  and drink with the publicans and sinners? 565565 Luke v. 31.Jesus answered and said unto them, The physician seeketh not those who are well, but those that are afflicted with grievous [30, 31] sickness.566566 A Syriacism. 567567 Luke v. 32.I came not to call the righteous, but the sinners, to repentance. 568568 Luke v. 33.And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast always, and pray, and the  Pharisees also, but thy disciples eat and drink? 569569 Luke v. 34.He said unto them, Ye cannot make  the sons of the marriage feast570570 The Arabic word, which occurs here in many of the Arabic versions, could also be read bridegroom. The Syriac word for marriage chamber is also used in the sense of marriage feast. fast, while the bridegroom is with them. 571571 Luke v. 35.Days will 55come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them; then will they fast in those  days. 572572 Luke v. 36a.And he spake unto them a parable: 573573 Mark ii. 21.No man inserteth a new patch and seweth it in a worn garment, lest the newness of the new take from the worn, and  there occur a great rent. 574574 Mark ii. 22.And no man putteth fresh wine into old skins, lest the wine burst the skins, and the skins be destroyed, and the wine spilled; but they put  the fresh wine in the new skins, and both are preserved. 575575 Luke v. 38, 39.And no man drinketh old wine and straightway desireth fresh; for he saith, The old is better.
 576576 Matt. xii. 1.And while Jesus was walking on the sabbath day among the sown fields, his disciples [Arabic, p. 29] hungered. And they were rubbing the ears with their hands, and  eating. 577577 Matt. xii. 2a.But some of the Pharisees, when they saw them, 578578 Mark ii. 24.said unto him, See,  why579579 Syr. In Arab. it means what? do thy disciples on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 580580 Mark ii. 25.But Jesus said unto them, Have ye not read in olden time what David did, when he had need and  hungered, he and those that were with him? 581581 Mark ii. 26.how he entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the table of the Lord, which it was not lawful that any should eat, save the priests, and gave to them that were with him also?  582582 Mark ii. 27.And he said unto them, The sabbath was created because of man, and man was not  created because of the sabbath. 583583 Matt. xii. 5.Or have ye not read in the law, that the priests in  the temple profane the sabbath, and yet they are blameless? 584584 Matt. xii. 6.I say unto you now,  that here is what585585 This may be simply a misinterpretation of the ordinary Syriac reading, which in all probability agrees with the masculine reading found in the Text. Rec. of the Greek. is greater than the temple. 586586 Matt. xii. 7.If ye had known this:587587 Is it possible that the Arabic word after known is not meant simply to introduce the quotation, but is to be taken in the adverbial sense, how representing the Syriac what that is? I love mercy,  not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned588588 See § 10, 13, note. those on whom is no blame. 589589 Matt. xii. 8.The  Lord of the sabbath is the Son of man. 590590 Mark iii. 21.And his relatives heard, and went out to take him, and said, He hath gone out of his mind.
 591591 Luke vi. 6.And on the next592592 Lit. other. The definite article is a mistake of the translator. sabbath day he entered593593 Here, at the end of leaf 17 of Vat. ms., is a note by a later hand: “Here a leaf is missing.” This first lacuna extends from § 7, 47 to § 8, 17. into the synagogue and was teaching.  594594 Luke vi. 7.And there was there a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day,  that they might find the means of accusing him. 595595 Luke vi. 8.But he knew their thoughts, and said unto the man whose hand was withered, Rise and come near into the midst of  the synagogue. 596596 Luke vi. 9.And when he came and stood, Jesus said unto them, I ask you, which is lawful to be done on the sabbath day, good or evil? shall lives be saved or  [Arabic, p. 30] destroyed? 597597 Mark iii. 4b.But they were silent. 598598 Mark iii. 5.Regarding599599 An easy clerical error for And so he regarded (cf. Peshitta). them with anger, being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts. And he said unto the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand became straight.  600600 Matt. xii. 11.Then he said unto them, What man of you shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a  well on the sabbath day, will not take it and lift it out? 601601 Matt. xii. 12.And how much is man better than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful on the sabbath to do good.
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