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[1] 37833783    Luke xxiv. 36a; John xx. 19.And while they talked together,37843784    The Arabic word after together looks as if it might be due to a misreading of the Syriac, but it is probably a usage cited by Dozy, Supplément, etc., i., 247. the evening of that day arrived which was the First-day; and the doors were shut where the disciples were, because of the fear of the [2] Jews; 37853785    Luke xxiv. 36c.and Jesus came and stood among them, and said unto them, Peace be with you:  I am he; fear not.  37863786    Luke xxiv. 37.But they were agitated, and became afraid, and supposed that they [3] saw a spirit.  37873787    Luke xxiv. 38.Jesus said unto them, Why are ye agitated? and why do thoughts rise [4] [Arabic, p. 205] in37883788    Lit. on (cf. Pesh.). your hearts?  37893789    Luke xxiv. 39.See my hands and my feet, that I am he:  feel me, and know that a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me having that.  [5] 37903790    Luke xxiv. 40.And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his feet and his side.37913791    Borg. ms. has sides.  [6] 37923792    Luke xxiv. 41.And they were until this time unbelieving, from their joy and their wonder.  He [7] said unto them, Have ye anything here to eat?  37933793    Luke xxiv. 42.And they gave him a portion of broiled fish and of honey.37943794    Borg. ms. omits and of honey.  37953795    Luke xxiv. 43.And he took it, and ate before them.

[8] 37963796    Luke xxiv. 44.And he said unto them, These are the sayings which I spake unto you, while I was with you, that37973797    Vat. ms.,for. everything must be fulfilled, which is written in the law of [9] Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me.  37983798    Luke xxiv. 45.Then opened he their [10] heart, that they might understand the scriptures; and he said unto them, 37993799    Luke xxiv. 46.Thus it is written, and thus it is necessary38003800    Borg. ms. omits it is necessary. that the Messiah suffer, and rise from among the [11] dead on the third day; 38013801    Luke xxiv. 47.and that repentance unto the forgiveness of sins be preached [12] in his name among all the peoples; and the beginning shall be from Jerusalem.  38023802    Luke xxiv. 48.And [13] ye shall be witnesses of that.  And I send unto you the promise of my Father.  38033803    Luke xxiv. 49a; John xx. 20b.And [14] when the disciples heard that, they were glad.  38043804    John xx. 21.And Jesus said unto them again, [15] Peace be with you:  as my Father hath sent me, I also send you.  38053805    John xx. 22.And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:  [16] 38063806    John xx. 23.and if ye forgive sins to any man, they shall be forgiven him; and if ye retain them against any man, they shall be retained.

[17] 38073807    John xx. 24.But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Thama, was not there with the disciples [18] when Jesus came.  38083808    John xx. 25.The disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen our Lord.  But he said unto them, If I do not see in his hands the places of the nails, and put on them my fingers, and pass my hand over his side, I will not believe.

[19] 38093809    John xx. 26.And after eight days, on the next First-day, the disciples were assembled again within, and Thomas with them.  And Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood [20] [Arabic, p. 206] in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be with you.  38103810    John xx. 27.And he said to Thomas, Bring hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and bring hither [21] thy hand, and spread it on my side:  and be not unbelieving, but believing.  38113811    John xx. 28.Thomas [22] answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.  38123812    John xx. 29.Jesus said unto him, Now since thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:  blessed are they that have not seen me, and have believed.

[23] 38133813    John xx. 30.And many other signs did Jesus before his disciples, and they are they which [24] are not written in this book:  38143814    John xx. 31.but these that38153815    cf. Peshitta. are written also are that ye may believe in Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God; and that when ye have believed, ye may have in his name eternal life.

[25] 38163816    John xxi. 1.And after that, Jesus shewed himself again to his disciples at the sea of Tiberias; [26] and he shewed himself unto them thus.  38173817    John xxi. 2.And there were together Simon Cephas, and Thomas which was called Twin,38183818    Apparently the Vat. ms. means to translate the word.  The Borg. ms. retains Tama, as both mss. did in § 37, 61. and Nathanael who was of Cana of Galilee, [27] and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of the disciples.  38193819    John xxi. 3.Simon Cephas said unto them, I go to catch fish.  They said unto him, And we also come with thee.  And they went forth, and went up into the boat; and in that night they caught nothing.  [28] 38203820    John xxi. 4.And when the morning arrived, Jesus stood on the shore of the sea:  but the disciples [29] knew not that it was Jesus.  38213821    John xxi. 5.And Jesus said unto them, Children, have ye anything [30] to eat?  They said unto him, No.  38223822    John xxi. 6.He said unto them, Cast your net from the right side of the boat, and ye shall find.38233823    So Peshitta.  Vat. ms. has a form that might possibly be a corruption of take.  And they threw, and they were not able [31] to draw the net for the abundance of the fish that were come38243824    Or, were taken. into it.  38253825    John xxi. 7.And that 128disciple whom Jesus loved said to Cephas, This is our Lord.  And Simon, when he heard that it was our Lord, took his tunic, and girded it on his waist (for he was [32] naked), and cast himself into the sea to come to Jesus.  38263826    John xxi. 8.But some others of the disciples came in the boat38273827    Vat. ms. adds unto Jesus. (and they were not far from the land, but about two [33] [Arabic, p. 207] hundred cubits), and drew that net of fish.  38283828    John xxi. 9.And when they went up on the [34] land, they saw live coals laid, and fish laid thereon, and bread.  38293829    John xxi. 10.And Jesus [35] said unto them, Bring of this fish which ye have now caught.  38303830    John xxi. 11.Simon Cephas therefore went up, and dragged the net to the land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty-three [36] fishes:  and with all this weight that net was not rent.  38313831    John xxi. 12.And Jesus said unto them, Come and sit down.  And no man of the disciples dared to ask him who he was, for they knew that it was our Lord.  But he did not appear to them in his own [37, 38] form.  38323832    John xxi. 13.And Jesus came, and took bread and fish, and gave unto them.  38333833    John xxi. 14.This is the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples, when he had risen from among the dead.

[39] 38343834    John xxi. 15.And when they had breakfasted, Jesus said to Simon Cephas, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these?  He said unto him, Yea, my Lord; thou [40] knowest that I love thee.  38353835    John xxi. 16.Jesus said unto him, Feed for me my lambs.  He said unto him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?  He said unto him, Yea, my Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.  He said unto him, Feed for [41] me my sheep.38363836    Lit. rams.  38373837    John xxi. 17.He said unto him again the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?  And it grieved Cephas that he said unto him three times, Lovest thou me?  He said unto him, My Lord, thou knowest everything; thou knowest that I [42] love thee.  38383838    John xxi. 18.Jesus said unto him, Feed for me my sheep.38393839    Lit. ewes.  For the three words cf. Peshitta and Sinaitic.  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast a child, thou didst gird thy waist for thyself, and go whither [Arabic, p. 208] thou wouldest:  but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch out thy hands, and another shall gird thy waist, and take thee whither thou wouldest not.  [43] 38403840    John xxi. 19.He said that to him to explain by what death he was to glorify God.  And when he [44] had said that, he said unto him, Come after me.  38413841    John xxi. 20.And Simon Cephas turned, and saw that disciple whom Jesus loved following him; he which at the supper leaned38423842    cf. § 45, 3, note. on [45] Jesus’ breast, and said, My Lord, who is it that betrayeth thee?  38433843    John xxi. 21.When therefore Cephas saw him, he said to Jesus, My Lord, and this man, what shall be in his [46] case?38443844    Lit. of him.  38453845    John xxi. 22.Jesus said unto him, If I will that this man remain until I come, what is [47] that to thee? follow thou me.  38463846    John xxi. 23.And this word spread among the brethren, that that disciple should not die:  but Jesus said not that he should not die; but, If I will that this man remain until I come, what is that to thee?

[48] 38473847    John xxi. 24.This is the disciple which bare witness of that, and wrote it:  and we know that his witness is true.

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