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[1] [Arabic, p. 150] 27172717    Matt. xxi. 14.And when Jesus entered the temple, they brought unto him blind and [2] lame:  and he healed them.  27182718    Matt. xxi. 15.But when the chief priests and the Pharisees saw the wonders that he did, and the children that were crying in the temple and [3] saying, Praise be to the Son of David:  it distressed them, 27192719    Matt. xxi. 16.and they said, Hearest thou not what these say?  Jesus said unto them, Yea:  did ye not read long ago, From [4] the mouths of children and infants thou hast chosen my praise?  27202720    John xii. 19.And the Pharisees said one to another, Behold, do ye not see that nothing availeth us? for lo, the whole world hath followed him.

[5] 27212721    John xii. 20.And there were among them certain Gentiles also, which had come up to worship [6] at the feast:  27222722    John xii. 21.these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, [7] and asked him, and said unto him, My lord, we wish to see Jesus.  27232723    John xii. 22.And Philip [8] came and told Andrew:  and Andrew and Philip told Jesus.  27242724    John xii. 23.And Jesus answered and said unto them, The hour is come nigh, in which the Son of man is to be glorified.  [9] 27252725    John xii. 24.Verily, verily, I say unto you, A grain of wheat, if it fall not and die in the [10] earth, remaineth alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit.  27262726    John xii. 25.He that loveth his life27272727    Or, soul; or, self. destroyeth it; and he that hateth his life27282728    Or, soul; or, self. in this world shall keep it unto the life eternal.  [11] 27292729    John xii. 26.If a man serve me, he will follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be [12] also:  and whosoever serveth me, the Father will honour him.  27302730    John xii. 27.Now is my soul troubled:  [Arabic, p. 151] and what shall I say?  My Father, deliver me from this hour.  But [13] for this cause came I unto this hour.  27312731    John xii. 28.My Father, glorify thy name.  And a [14] voice was heard from heaven, I have glorified it, and shall glorify it27322732    John xii. 29.And the multitude that were standing heard, and said, This is thunder:  and others said, An [15] angel speaketh to him.  27332733    John xii. 30.Jesus answered and said unto them, Not because of me [16] was this voice, but because of you.  27342734    John xii. 31.Now is the judgement of this world; and the [17] prince of this world shall now be cast forth.  27352735    John xii. 32.And I, when I am lifted up from the [18] earth, shall draw every man unto me.  27362736    John xii. 33.This he said, that he might shew by what [19] manner of death he should die.  27372737    John xii. 34.The multitudes said unto him, We have heard out of the law that the Messiah abideth for ever:  how then sayest thou, that the Son of [20] man is to be lifted up? who is this, the Son of man?  27382738    John xii. 35.Jesus said unto them, Another little while is the light with you.  Walk so long as ye have light, lest the darkness overtake you; for he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  [21] 27392739    John xii. 36.So long as ye have light, believe the light, that ye may be the children of the light.

[22] 27402740    Luke xvii. 20.And when certain of the Pharisees asked of Jesus, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered and said unto them, The kingdom of God cometh not 105[23] with expectation:  27412741    Luke xvii. 21.neither shall they say, Lo, it is here! nor, Lo, it is there! for the kingdom of God is within you.

[24] 27422742    Luke xxi. 37.And in the daytime he was teaching in the temple; and at night he used to go [25] out, and pass the night in the mount called the mount of Olives.  27432743    Luke xxi. 38.And all the people came27442744    i.e., used to come. to him in the morning in the temple, to hear his word.

[26, 27] 27452745    Matt. xxiii. 1.Then spake Jesus unto the multitudes and his disciples, and said unto them, 27462746    Matt. xxiii. 2.On [28] [Arabic, p. 152] the seat of Moses are seated the scribes and Pharisees:  27472747    Matt. xxiii. 3.everything that they say unto you now to keep, keep and do:  but according to their deeds [29] do ye not; for they say, and do not.  27482748    Matt. xxiii. 4.And they bind heavy burdens, and lay them on the shoulders of the people; while they with one of their fingers will not come [30, 31] near27492749    Or, touch. them.  27502750    Matt. xxiii. 5a.But all their deeds they do to make a shew before men.  27512751    Mark xii. 37b.And all the multitude were hearing that with pleasure.

[32] 27522752    Mark xii. 38.And in the course of his teaching he said unto them, Guard yourselves from the [33] scribes, who desire to walk in robes, 27532753    Mark xii. 39.and love salutation in the marketplaces, and sitting in the highest places of the synagogues, and at feasts in the highest parts of [34] the rooms:  27542754    Matt. xxiii. 5b.and they broaden their amulets, and lengthen the cords of their cloaks, [35] 27552755    Matt. xxiii. 7b.and love that they should be called by men, My master, 27562756    Mark xii. 40.and devour widows’ houses, because27572757    The Syriac word means on the pretext of as well as because of (cf. § 50, 11, note). of their prolonging their prayers; these then shall receive greater judgement.  [36] 27582758    Matt. xxiii. 8.But ye, be ye not called masters:27592759    This word is not spelled in the ordinary way.  Doubtless we should supply two diacritical points and read, with the Syriac versions, My master.  for your master is one; all ye are brethren.  [37] 27602760    Matt. xxiii. 9.Call not then to yourselves any one27612761    cf. Peshitta. father on earth:  for your Father is one, who is [38] in heaven.  27622762    Matt. xxiii. 10.And be not called directors:  for your director is one, even the Messiah.  [39, 40] 27632763    Matt. xxiii. 11.He that is great among you shall be unto you a minister.  27642764    Matt. xxiii. 12.Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and whosoever shall abase himself shall be exalted.

[41] 27652765    Luke xi. 43.Woe unto you, Pharisees! because ye love the highest places in the synagogues, and salutation in the marketplaces.

[42] 27662766    Matt. xxiii. 14.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye devour widows’ houses, because27672767    Syriac, same as in § 40, 35; Arabic different. of your prolonging your prayers:  for this reason then ye shall receive greater judgement.

[43] 27682768    Matt. xxiii. 13a.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye have shut the kingdom of God before men.

[44] [Arabic, p. 153] 27692769    Luke xi. 52a.Woe unto you that know the law! for ye concealed the keys of knowledge:  27702770    Matt. xxiii. enter not, and those that are entering ye suffer not to enter.

[45] 27712771    Matt. xxiii. 15.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because27722772    Adopting the reading of Borg. ms. (cf. next verse). ye compass land and sea to draw27732773    Perhaps this reading is due to the easy confusion of d and r in Syriac; but it might also conceivably be a corruption of the Arabic word in the next clause.  It occurs also in the text of Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary. one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him a son of hell twice as much27742774    Doubtless the Arabic word should be read as a monosyllable, as in Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary. as yourselves.

[46] 27752775    Matt. xxiii. 16.Woe unto you, ye blind guides! because ye say, Whosoever sweareth by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gold that is in the temple, [47] shall be condemned.27762776    See § 10, 13. 27772777    Matt. xxiii. 17.Ye blind foolish ones:  which is greater, the gold, or the [48] temple which sanctifieth the gold?  27782778    Matt. xxiii. 18.And, Whosoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the offering that is upon it, shall be condemned.27792779    See § 10, 13.  [49] 27802780    Matt. xxiii. 19.Ye blind foolish ones:  which is greater, the offering, or the altar which sanctifieth [50] the offering?  27812781    Matt. xxiii. 20.Whosoever then sweareth by the altar, hath sworn by it, and by all [51] that is upon it.  27822782    Matt. xxiii. 21.And whosoever sweareth by the temple, hath sworn by it, and by [52] him that is dwelling in it.  27832783    Matt. xxiii. 22.And whosoever sweareth by heaven, hath sworn by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth upon it.

[53] 27842784    Matt. xxiii. 23.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye tithe mint and rue and dill and cummin and all herbs, and ye leave the important matters of the law, judgement, and mercy, and faith, and the love of God:  this ought ye to do, and [54] not to leave that undone27852785    Matt. xxiii. 24.Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow27862786    The Arabic word as printed gives no suitable sense.  Either the last radical has been omitted, or the last two radicals have exchanged places. camels.

[55] 27872787    Matt. xxiii. 25.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye cleanse the outside 106of the cup and of the platter, while the inside of them is full of injustice and wrong.  [56] 27882788    Matt. xxiii. 26.Ye blind Pharisees, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, then shall the outside of them be cleansed.

[57] [Arabic, p. 154] 27892789    Matt. xxiii. 27.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye resemble whited sepulchres, which appear27902790    Lit. are seen. from the outside beautiful, but within [58] full of the bones of the dead, and all uncleanness.  27912791    Matt. xxiii. 28.So ye also from without appear unto men like the righteous, but within ye are full of wrong and hypocrisy.

[59] 27922792    Luke xi. 45.One of the scribes answered and said unto him, Teacher, in this saying of thine [60] thou art casting a slur on us.  27932793    Luke xi. 46.He said, And to you also, ye scribes, woe! for ye lade men with heavy burdens, and ye with one of your fingers come not near27942794    Or, touch. those burdens.

[61] 27952795    Matt. xxiii. 29a; Luke xi. 47b; Matt. xxiii. 29b.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, which your fathers killed, and adorn the burying-places of the righteous, [62] and say, 27962796    Matt. xxiii. 30.If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers [63] with them in the blood of the prophets.  27972797    Matt. xxiii. 31.Wherefore, behold, ye witness against [64] yourselves, that ye are the children of those that slew the prophets.  27982798    Matt. xxiii. 32.And ye also, [65] ye fill up the measure27992799    Lit. boundary or limit. of your fathers.  28002800    Matt. xxiii. 33.Ye serpents, ye children of vipers, where shall ye flee from the judgement of Gehenna?

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