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[1] 14021402    John vi. 61.And Jesus knew within himself that his disciples were murmuring because of [2] that, and he said unto them, Doth this trouble you?  14031403    John vi. 62.What if ye should see the Son [3] of man then ascend to the place where he was of old?  14041404    John vi. 63.It is the spirit that quickeneth, and the body profiteth nothing:  the words14051405    Lit. speech. that I speak unto you are spirit [4] and life.  14061406    John vi. 64.But there are some of you that do not believe.  And Jesus knew beforehand who they were who should14071407    Or, did. not believe, and who it was that should betray [5] him.  14081408    John vi. 65.And he said unto them, Therefore I said unto you, No man can come unto me, if that hath not been given him by the Father.

[6] [Arabic, p. 78] 14091409    John vi. 66.And because of this word many of his disciples turned back and walked [7] not with him.  14101410    John vi. 67.And Jesus said unto the twelve, Do ye haply also wish to [8] go away?  14111411    John vi. 68.Simon Cephas answered and said, My Lord, to whom shall we go? thou [9] hast the words of eternal life.  14121412    John vi. 69.And we have believed and known that thou art the [10] Messiah, the Son of the living God.  14131413    John vi. 70.Jesus said unto them, Did not I choose you, [11] ye company of the twelve, and of you one is a devil?  14141414    John vi. 71.He said that because of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot; for he, being of the twelve, was purposed to14151415    Or, was to. betray him.

[12] 14161416    Luke xi. 37.And while he was speaking, one of the Pharisees came asking of him that he [13] would eat with him:  and he went in, and reclined to meat14171417    Luke xi. 38.And that Pharisee, when [14] he saw it,14181418    Or, him. marvelled that he had not first cleansed himself before his eating.  14191419    Luke xi. 39.Jesus said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees wash the outside of the cup and the dish, and ye think that ye are cleansed; but your inside is full of injustice and wickedness.

[15, 16] 14201420    Luke xi. 40.Ye of little mind, did not he that made the outside make the inside?  14211421    Luke xi. 41.Now give what ye have14221422    cf. Peshitta. in alms, and everything shall be clean unto you.

[17, 18] 14231423    Mark vii. 1.And there came to him Pharisees and scribes, come from Jerusalem.  14241424    Mark vii. 2.And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread while they had not washed their hands, [19] they found fault.  14251425    Mark vii. 3.For all of the Jews and the Pharisees, if they wash not their [20] hands thoroughly, eat not; for they held14261426    i.e., were holding. to the ordinance14271427    Or, custom, tradition; and so wherever the word occurs. of the elders.  14281428    Mark vii. 4.And they ate not what was bought from the market, except they washed it; and many other things did they keep of what they had received, such as the washing of cups, and [21] measures, and vessels of brass, and couches.  14291429    Mark vii. 5.And scribes14301430    Sic. and Pharisees asked him, 75[Arabic, p. 79] Why do thy disciples not walk according to the ordinances of the elders, but [22] eat bread without washing their hands?  14311431    Matt. xv. 3.Jesus answered and said unto them, Why do ye also overstep the command of God by reason of your ordinance?  [23] 14321432    Matt. xv. 4a; Mark vii. 10b.God said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whosoever revileth his father and [24] his mother shall surely die.  14331433    Mark vii. 11.But ye say, If a man say to his father or to his mother, [25] What thou receivest14341434    The printed Arabic text has he receiveth and they, resulting from a misplacement of diacritical points by an Arabic copyist. from me is an offering,—14351435    Mark vii. 12.and ye14361436    The printed Arabic text has he receiveth and they, resulting from a misplacement of diacritical points by an Arabic copyist. suffer him not to do anything [26] for his father or his mother; 14371437    Mark vii. 13.and ye14381438    The printed Arabic text has he receiveth and they, resulting from a misplacement of diacritical points by an Arabic copyist. make void and reject the word of God by reason of the ordinance that ye have ordained and commanded, such as the washing [27] of cups and measures, and what resembles that ye do much.  14391439    Mark vii. 8.And ye forsook [28] the command of God, and held to the ordinance of men.  14401440    Mark vii. 9.Do14411441    Here begins verse 9 in Greek. ye well to wrong14421442    The Syriac word for injure also means reject, deny. [29] the command of God in order that ye may establish your ordinance?  14431443    Matt. xv. 7.Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah the prophet prophesy concerning you, and say,

[30] 14441444    Matt. xv. 8.This people honoureth me with its14451445    Sic. lips;

But their heart is very far from me.

[31] 14461446    Matt. xv. 9.But in vain do they fear me,

In that they teach the commands of men.

[32] 14471447    Mark vii. 14.And Jesus called all the multitude, and said unto them, Hear me, all of you, and [33] understand:  14481448    Mark vii. 15.nothing without the man, which then enters him, is able to defile him; [34] but what goeth out of him, that it is which defileth the man.  14491449    Mark vii. 16.He that hath ears [35] that hear, let him hear.  14501450    Matt. xv. 12.Then his disciples drew near, and said unto him, Knowest [36] thou that the Pharisees which heard this word were angry?  14511451    Matt. xv. 13.He answered and said unto them, Every plant which my Father which is in heaven planted not shall be [37] [Arabic, p. 80] uprooted.  14521452    Matt. xv. 14.Let them alone; for they are blind leading blind.  And if the blind lead14531453    The Arabic word is here used with a Syriac meaning. the blind, both of them shall fall into a hollow.

[38] 14541454    Mark vii. 17a; Matt. xv. 15.And when Jesus entered the house from the multitude, Simon Cephas asked him, [39] and said unto him, My Lord, explain to us that parable.  14551455    Mark vii. 18b.He said unto them, Do ye also thus not understand?  Know ye not that everything that entereth into the [40] man from without cannot defile him; 14561456    Mark vii. 19.because it entereth not into his heart; it entereth into his stomach only, and thence is cast forth in the cleansing which maketh [41] clean all the food?14571457    This clause in the Peshitta is not very clear, and the Arabic version fails to get from it the meaning of the Greek.  14581458    Matt. xv. 18.The thing which goeth forth from the mouth of the man proceedeth [42] from his heart, and it is that which defileth the man.  14591459    Mark vii. 21.From within14601460    Or, From within, from. the [43] heart of men proceed evil thoughts, 14611461    Mark vii. 22.fornication, adultery, theft, false witness, murder, injustice, wickedness, deceit, stupidity, evil eye, calumny, pride, foolishness:  [44] 14621462    Mark vii. 23.these evils all of them from within proceed from the heart, and they are the things [45] which defile the man:  14631463    Matt. xv. 20b.but if a man eat while he washeth not his hands, he is not defiled.

[46] 14641464    Matt. xv. 21a; Mark vii. 24b.And Jesus went out thence, and came to the borders of Tyre and Sidon.  And he entered into a certain house, and desired that no man should know it;14651465    Or, about him. and [47] he could not be hid.  14661466    Mark vii. 25a.But straightway a Canaanitish woman, whose daughter had an [48, 49] unclean spirit, heard of him.  14671467    Mark vii. 26a.And that woman was a Gentile of Emesa of Syria.  14681468    Matt. xv. 22b.And she came out after him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy upon me, my Lord, thou [50] son of David; for my daughter is seized in an evil way by Satan.14691469    Or, the devil.  14701470    Matt. xv. 23.And he answered [Arabic, p. 81] her not a word.  And his disciples came and besought him, and said, Send [51] her away:  for she crieth after us.  14711471    Matt. xv. 24.He answered and said unto them, I was [52] not sent except to the sheep that are gone astray of the house of Israel.  14721472    Matt. xv. 25.But she came and worshipped him, and said, My Lord, help me, have mercy upon me.

[53] 14731473    Matt. xv. 26.Jesus said unto her, It is not seemly that the children’s bread should be taken and [54] thrown to the dogs.  14741474    Matt. xv. 27.But she said, Yea, my Lord:  the dogs also eat of the crumbs [55] that fall from their masters’ tables, and live.  14751475    Matt. xv. 28a.Then said Jesus unto her, O woman, [56] great is thy faith:  it shall be unto thee as thou hast desired.  14761476    Mark vii. 29b.Go then thy way; and [57] because of this word, the devil is gone out of thy daughter.  14771477    Matt. xv. 28b.And her daughter was [58] healed in that hour.  14781478    Mark vii. 30.And that woman went away to her house, and found her daughter laid upon the bed, and the devil gone out of her.

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