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Section XXXVIII.

[1, 2] 25962596    John xi. 17.And Jesus came to Bethany, and found him already four days in the grave.  25972597    John xi. 18.And Bethany was beside Jerusalem, and its distance from it was a sum of fifteen furlongs;25982598    Arabic mil, a somewhat indefinite distance. [3] 25992599    John xi. 19.and many of the Jews came unto Mary and Martha, to comfort their heart [4] because of their brother.  26002600    John xi. 20.And Martha, when she heard that Jesus had come, went [5] out to meet him:  but Mary was sitting in the house.  26012601    John xi. 21.Martha then said unto Jesus, [6] My Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.  26022602    John xi. 22.But I know now that, [7] whatever thou shalt ask of God, he will give thee.  26032603    John xi. 23.Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall [8] rise.  26042604    John xi. 24.Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise in the resurrection at the last day.  [9] 26052605    John xi. 25.Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:  whosoever believeth in [10] [Arabic, p. 144] me, even though he die, he shall live:  26062606    John xi. 26.and every living one that believeth [11] in me shall never die.  Believest thou this?  26072607    John xi. 27.She said unto him, Yea, my Lord:  I believe that thou art the Messiah, the Son of God, that cometh into the [12] world.  26082608    John xi. 28.And when she had said that, she went and called Mary her sister secretly, [13] and said unto her, Our Master hath come, and summoneth thee.  26092609    John xi. 29.And Mary, when [14] she heard, rose in haste, and came unto him.  26102610    John xi. 30.(And Jesus then had not come into [15] the village, but was in the place where Martha met him.)  26112611    John xi. 31.And the Jews also that were with her in the house, to comfort her, when they saw that Mary rose up and went out in haste, went after her, because they supposed that she was going to the [16] tomb to weep.  26122612    John xi. 32.And Mary, when she came to where Jesus was, and saw him, fell at his feet, and said unto him, If thou hadst been here, my Lord, my brother had 102[17] not died.  26132613    John xi. 33.And Jesus came; and when he saw her weeping, and the Jews that were [18] with her weeping, he was troubled26142614    This is the Syriac word (cf. the versions, and below, § 44, 44; see also Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary, ad loc). in himself, and sighed; and he said, 26152615    John xi. 34.In what [19] place have ye laid him?  And they said unto him, Our Lord, come and see.  26162616    John xi. 35.And [20] the tears of Jesus came.26172617    So in Syriac versions.  26182618    John xi. 36.The Jews therefore said, See the greatness of his love for [21] him!  26192619    John xi. 37.But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of that [22] blind man, have caused that this man also should not die?  26202620    John xi. 38.And Jesus came to the place of burial, being troubled within himself.  And the place of burial was a cave, [23] and a stone was placed at its door.  26212621    John xi. 39.Jesus therefore said, Take these stones away.  Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, My Lord, he hath come to [24] stink for some time:  he hath been26222622    Borg. ms. omits some time:  he hath been. four days dead26232623    John xi. 40.Jesus said unto her, Did not I say [25] [Arabic, p. 145] unto thee, If thou believest, thou shalt see the glory of God?  26242624    John xi. 41.And they removed those stones.  And Jesus lifted his eyes on high, and said, My Father, [26] I thank thee since thou didst hear me.  26252625    John xi. 42.And I know that thou at all times hearest me:  but I say this unto thee because of this multitude that is standing, that they [27] may believe that thou didst send me.  26262626    John xi. 43.And when he had said that, he cried with a [28] loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.  26272627    John xi. 44.And that dead man came out, having his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped in a scarf.  Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

[29] 26282628    John xi. 45.And many of the Jews which came unto Mary, when they saw the deed of Jesus, [30] believed in him.  26292629    John xi. 46.But some of them went to the Pharisees, and informed them of all that Jesus did.

[31] 26302630    John xi. 47.And the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered, and said, What shall we do? [32] for lo, this man doeth many signs.  26312631    John xi. 48.And if we leave him thus, all men will believe [33] in him:  and the Romans will come and take our country and people.  26322632    John xi. 49.And one of them, who was called Caiaphas, the chief priest he was in that year, said unto them, [34] 26332633    John xi. 50.Ye know not anything, nor consider that it is more advantageous for us that one [35] man should die instead of the people, and not that the whole people perish.  26342634    John xi. 51.And this he said not of himself:  but because he was the chief priest of26352635    So both mss.; but the Vat. ms. had originally a reading equivalent to the text above with of omitted. that year, he [36] prophesied that Jesus was to die instead of the people; 26362636    John xi. 52.and not instead of the people alone, but that he might gather the scattered children of God together.  [37] 26372637    John xi. 53.And from that day they considered how to kill him.

[38] [Arabic, p. 146] 26382638    John xi. 54.And Jesus did not walk openly amongst the Jews, but departed thence to a place near the wilderness, to a town26392639    The Arabic word as printed (following Vat. ms.) means a place for monks to live in, but we should certainly restore a diacritical point over the last letter, and thus obtain another Syriac loan-word (that used here in the Peshitta), meaning town.  See also Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary, ad loc. called Ephraim; and he was there, going [39] about with his disciples.  26402640    John xi. 55.And the passover of the Jews was near:  and many went [40] up from the villages unto Jerusalem before the feast, to purify themselves.  26412641    John xi. 56.And they sought for Jesus, and said one to another in the temple, What think ye of his [41] holding back from the feast?  26422642    John xi. 57.And the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew in what place he was, he should reveal it to them, that they might take him.

[42] 26432643    Luke ix. 51.And when the days of his going up were accomplished, he prepared himself that [43] he might go26442644    The present Arabic reading in going could pretty easily arise from that assumed in the translation above. to Jerusalem.  26452645    Luke ix. 52.And he sent messengers before him, and departed,26462646    This and the following verb are singular in the printed Arabic (against the versions), although Ciasca renders them plural.  A copyist using a carelessly written Arabic exemplar might conceivably overlook the plural terminations.  Besides, they are often omitted in Syriac mss. and [44] entered into a village26472647    cf. note, § 1, 40. of Samaria, that they might make ready for him.  26482648    Luke ix. 53.And they [45] received him not, because he26492649    Lit. his body. was prepared for going to Jerusalem.  26502650    Luke ix. 54.And when James and John his disciples saw it, they said unto him, Our Lord, wilt thou that we speak, and fire come down from heaven, to extirpate them, as did Elijah also?  [46] 26512651    Luke ix. 55.And Jesus turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are.  [47] 26522652    Luke ix. 56.Verily the Son of man did not come to destroy lives, but to give life.  And they went to another village.

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