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Section XLI.

[1] 28012801    Matt. xxiii. 34.Therefore, behold, I, the wisdom of God, am sending unto you prophets, and apostles, and wise men, and scribes:  and some of them ye shall slay and crucify; and some of them ye shall beat in your synagogues, and persecute28022802    cf. 8, 34. from city to [2] city:  28032803    Matt. xxiii. 35.that there may come on you all the blood of the righteous that hath been poured upon the ground28042804    Or, earth. from the blood of Abel the pure to the blood of Zachariah the son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple28052805    Or, sanctuary. and the altar.  [3] 28062806    Matt. xxiii. 36.Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.28072807    See § 1, 49, note.

[4] [Arabic, p. 155] 28082808    Matt. xxiii. 37.O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, slayer of the prophets, and stoner of them that are sent unto her! how many times did I wish to gather thy children, as [5] a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  28092809    Matt. xxiii. 38.Your house shall [6] be left over you desolate.  28102810    Matt. xxiii. 39.Verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

[7] 28112811    John xii. 42.And many of the rulers also believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they [8] were not confessing him, lest they be put28122812    Lit. become. out of the synagogue:  28132813    John xii. 43.and they loved [9] the praise of men more than the praising of God.  28142814    John xii. 44.And Jesus cried and said, [10] Whosoever believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent me.  28152815    John xii. 45.And [11] whosoever seeth me hath seen him that sent me.  28162816    John xii. 46.I am come a light28172817    The text as it stands ought to mean I am a lightI am come; but it is a word-for-word reproduction of the Peshitta, and should therefore doubtless be rendered as above. into the [12] world, and so every one that believeth in me abideth not in the darkness.  28182818    John xii. 47.And whosoever heareth my sayings, and keepeth them not, I judge him not:  for I came [13] not to judge the world, but to give the world life.28192819    Or, to save the world (cf. § 1, 78, note). 28202820    John xii. 48.Whosoever wrongeth28212821    See § 20, 28, note. me, and receiveth not my sayings, there is one that judgeth him:  the word that I spake, it [14] shall judge him at the last day.  28222822    John xii. 49.I from myself did not speak:  but the Father which sent me, he hath given me commandment,28232823    Not the same word. what I should say, and what I [15] should speak; and I know that his commandment28242824    Not the same word. is eternal life.  28252825    John xii. 50.The things that I say now, as my Father hath said unto me, even so I say.

[16] 28262826    Luke xi. 53.And when he said that unto them, the scribes and Pharisees began their evil-doing, being angry with him, and finding fault with his sayings, and harassing28272827    So Ciasca, following Vat. ms.  The true reading, however, is probably that underlying the Borg. ms.  If we restore diacritical points to the radical letters we get deceiving (cf. § 41, 31), an alternative meaning (or the word laying wait for, used in the Peshitta.  The Arabic follows the Peshitta very closely in this and the following verse. him [17] in many things; 28282828    Luke xi. 54.seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might be able to calumniate him.

[18] 28292829    Luke xii. 1.And when there gathered together myriads of great multitudes, which almost trode 107[Arabic, p. 156] one upon another, Jesus began to say unto his disciples, Preserve yourselves [19] from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.  28302830    Luke xii. 2.For there is nothing [20] concealed, that shall not be revealed:  nor hid, that shall not be known.  28312831    Luke xii. 3.Everything that ye have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye have spoken secretly in the ears in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed on the roofs.

[21, 22] 28322832    John xii. 36b.This said Jesus, and he went and hid himself from them.  28332833    John xii. 37.But notwithstanding [23] his having done all these signs before them, they believed not in him:  28342834    John xii. 38.that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, who said,

My Lord, who is he that hath believed to hear us?

And the arm of the Lord, to whom hath it appeared?

[24] 28352835    John xii. 39.And for this reason it is not possible for them to believe, because Isaiah also said,

[25] 28362836    John xii. 40.They have blinded their eyes, and made dark their heart;

That they may not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart,

And turn,

So that I should heal them.

[26] 28372837    John xii. 41.This said Isaiah when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

[27] 28382838    Matt. xxiv. 1.And when Jesus went out of the temple, certain of his disciples came forward [28] to shew28392839    Or, and shewed. him the buildings of the temple, 28402840    Mark xiii. 1b; Luke xxi. 5b.and its beauty and greatness, and the strength of the stones that were laid in it, and the elegance of its building, and that [29] it was adorned with noble stones and beautiful colours.  28412841    Matt. xxiv. 2a.Jesus answered and said [30] unto them, See ye these great buildings? 28422842    Luke xix. 43a; Luke xix. 44b [or rather Matt. xxiv. 2b, or Mark xiii. 2b].verily I say unto you, Days will come, when there shall not be left here a stone upon another, that shall not be cast down.

[31] 28432843    Mark xiv. 1.And two days before28442844    Lit. before two days would be (cf. Sin. and above, § 39, 1, note). the passover of unleavened bread, the chief priests and [32] the scribes sought how they might take him by deceit,28452845    cf. § 41, 16, note. and kill him:  28462846    Mark xiv. 2.and they said, It shall not be at the feast, lest the people be agitated.

[33] 28472847    Mark xiii. 3.And when Jesus sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, his disciples, Simon Cephas and James and John and Andrew, came forward unto him, and said unto him [34] between themselves and him, 28482848    Luke xxi. 7b; Matt. xxiv. 3b.Teacher, tell us when that shall be, and what is the sign [35] [Arabic, p. 157] of thy coming and the end of the world.  28492849    Matt. xxiv. 4a; Luke xvii. 22b; Matt. xxiv. 4b.Jesus answered and said unto them, Days will come, when ye shall long to see one of the days of the Son of [36, 37] 28502850    Matt. xxiv., and shall not behold.  28512851    Luke xxi. 8b.Take heed lest any man lead you astray.  Many shall [38] come in my name, and say, I am the Messiah; 28522852    Mark xiii. 6b; Luke xxi. 8c.and they shall say, The time is come [39] near, and shall lead many astray:  go not therefore after them.  28532853    Mark xiii. 7a; Matt. xxiv. 7b; Luke xxi. 9b.And when ye hear of wars and tidings of insurrections, see to it, be28542854    Or, that ye be, if we suppose the present text to have resulted from the loss of the second of two alifs. not agitated:  for these things must [40] first be; only the end is not yet come.  28552855    Matt. xxiv. 7a.Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom [41] against kingdom:  28562856    Luke xxi. 11.and great earthquakes shall be in one place and another, and there shall be famines and deaths and agitations:  and there shall be fear and terror and great signs that28572857    Or, omit that. shall appear from heaven, and there shall be great [42, 43] storms   28582858    Matt. xxiv. 8.All these things are the beginning of travail.  28592859    Luke xxi. 12.But before all of that, they shall lay hands upon you, and persecute you, and deliver you unto the synagogues [44] and into prisons, and bring you before kings and judges for my name’s sake.  28602860    Luke xxi. 13.And [45] that shall be unto you for a witness.  28612861    Mark xiii. 10.But first must my gospel be preached unto all [46] nations.  28622862    Luke xii. 11.And when they bring you into the synagogues before the rulers and the authorities, be not anxious beforehand how ye shall answer for yourselves, or what ye [47, 48] shall say:  28632863    Mark xiii. 11b.because it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.  28642864    Luke xxi. 14.Lay it to your heart, not [49] [Arabic, p. 158] to be anxious before the time what ye shall say:  28652865    Luke xxi. 15.and I shall28662866    The Arabic text lacks a letter. give you understanding and wisdom,28672867    Borg. ms. reads you the fruits of wisdom. which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay.  [50] 28682868    Matt. xxiv. 9.And then shall they deliver you unto constraint, and shall kill you:  and ye shall be [51] hated of all nations because of my name.  28692869    Matt. xxiv. 30.And then shall many go astray,28702870    See § 25, 17, note. and they [52] shall hate one another, and deliver one another unto death.  28712871    Luke xxi. 16.And your parents, and your brethren, and your kinsfolk, and your friends shall deliver you up, and shall [53, 54] slay some of you.  28722872    Luke xxi. 18.But a lock of hair from your heads shall not perish.  28732873    Luke xxi. 19.And by [55] your patience ye shall gain28742874    Or, possess. your souls.  28752875    Matt. xxiv. 11.And many men,28762876    So the Arabic text; but it doubtless simply represents the Syriac, which here agrees with the Greek. false prophets, shall arise, [56] and lead many astray.  28772877    Matt. xxiv. 12.And because of the abounding of iniquity, the love of many 108[57] shall wax cold.  28782878    Matt. xxiv. 13.But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.  28792879    Matt. xxiv. 14.And [58] this, the28802880    So the Arabic text; but it doubtless simply represents the Syriac, which here agrees with the Greek. gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in all the world for a testimony to all nations; and then shall come the end of all.

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