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Section XXXI.

[1]  2120 And when the ten heard, they were moved with anger against James and John.  [2]  2121 And Jesus called them, and said unto them, Ye know that the rulers of the nations p. 91 [3] are their lords; and their great men are set in authority over them.   2122 Not thus shall it [Arabic, p. 118] be amongst you:  but he amongst you that would be great, let him be to you a [4] servant;  2123 and whoever of you would be first, 2124 let him be to every man a [5] bond-servant:   2125 even as the Son of man also came not to be served, but to serve, and [6] to give himself a ransom in place of the many.   2126 He said this, and was going about [7] the villages and the cities, and teaching; and he went to Jerusalem.   2127 And a man asked him, Are those that shall be saved few?  Jesus answered and said unto [8] them, Strive ye to enter at the narrow door:   2128 I say unto you now, that many shall [9] seek to enter, and shall not be able 2129 — 2130 from the time when the master of the house riseth, and closeth the door, and ye shall be standing without, and shall knock at the door, and shall begin to say, Our lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and [10] say, I say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:   2131 and ye shall begin to say, [11] Before thee we did eat and drink, and in our markets didst thou teach;  2132 and he shall say unto you, I know you not whence ye are; depart 2133 from me, ye servants [12] of untruth.   2134 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, while ye are [13] put forth without.   2135 And they shall come from the east and the west, and from the [14] north and the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.   2136 And there shall then be last that have become first, and first that have become last.

[15, 16]  2137 And when Jesus entered and passed through Jericho,  2138 there was a man named Zacchæus, [17] rich, and chief of the publicans.   2139 And he desired to see Jesus who he was; and he was not able for the pressure of the crowd, because Zacchæus was little of stature.  [18] [Arabic, p. 119]  2140 And he hastened, and went before Jesus, and went up into an unripe fig [19] tree 2141 to see Jesus:  for he was to pass thus.   2142 And when Jesus came to that place, he saw him, and said unto him, Make haste, and come down, Zacchæus:  [20] to-day I must be in thy house.   2143 And he hastened, and came down, and received [21] him joyfully.   2144 And when they all saw, they murmured, and said, He hath gone in [22] and lodged with a man that is a sinner.   2145 So Zacchæus stood, and said unto Jesus, My Lord, now half of my possessions I give to the poor, and what I have unjustly [23] taken 2146 from every man I give him fourfold.   2147 Jesus said unto him, Today is salvation [24] come to this house, because this man also is a 2148 son of Abraham.   2149 For the Son of man came to seek and save the thing that was lost.

[25]  2150 And when Jesus went out of Jericho, he and his disciples, there came after him [26] a great multitude.   2151 And there was a blind man sitting by the way side begging.  [27]  2152 And his name was Timæus, the son of Timæus.  And he heard the sound of the [28] multitude passing, and asked, Who is this?   2153 They said unto him, Jesus the Nazarene [29] passeth by.   2154 And when he heard that it was Jesus, he called out with a loud [30] voice, and said, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.   2155 And those that went before Jesus were rebuking him, that he should hold his peace:   2156 but he cried the [31] more, and said, Son of David, have mercy on me.   2157 And Jesus stood, and commanded that they should call him.  And they called the blind man, and said unto [32] him, Be of good courage, and rise; for, behold, he calleth thee.   2158 And the blind [33] man threw away his garment, and rose, and came to Jesus.   2159 Jesus said unto him, What dost thou wish that I should do unto thee?  And that blind man said unto him, My Lord and Master, that my eyes may be opened, so that I may see thee. 2160   [34] [Arabic, p. 120]  2161 And Jesus had compassion on him, and touched his eyes, and said unto [35] him, See; for thy faith hath saved thee.   2162 And immediately he received his sight, 2163 and came after him, and praised God; and all the people that saw praised God.

[36]  2164 And he spake a parable because he was nearing 2165 Jerusalem, and they supposed [37] that at that time the kingdom of God was about to appear.   2166 He said unto them, A man, a son of a great race, went into a far country, to receive a kingdom, and [38] return.   2167 And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten shares, and said unto p. 92 [39] them, Trade till the time of my coming.   2168 But the people of his city hated him, and [40] sent messengers after him, and said, We will not that this man reign over us.   2169 And when he had received a 2170 kingdom, and returned, he said that the servants to whom he had given the money should be called unto him, that he might know what each [41] of them had traded.   2171 And the first came, and said, My lord, thy share hath gained [42] ten shares. 2172   The king said unto him, Thou good and faithful servant, who hast [43] been found faithful in a little, be thou set over ten districts.   2173 And the second came, [44] and said, My lord, thy portion hath gained five portions.   2174 And he said unto him [45] also, And thou shalt be set over five districts.   2175 And another came, and said, My [46] lord, here is thy portion, which was with me laid by in a napkin:   2176 I feared thee, because thou art a hard man, and takest what thou didst not leave, and seekest [47] what thou didst not give, and reapest what thou didst not sow.   2177 His lord said unto him, From thy mouth shall I judge thee, thou wicked and idle servant, who wast untrustworthy.  Thou knewest that I am a hard man, and take what I did not [48] leave, and reap what I did not sow:   2178 why didst thou not put my money at usury, [49] and so I might come and seek it, with its gains?   2179 And he said unto those that were standing in front of him, Take from him the share, and give it to him that hath [50, 51] [Arabic, p. 121] ten shares.   2180 They said unto him, Our lord, he hath ten shares.   2181 He said unto them, I say unto you, Every one that hath shall be given unto; and [52] he that hath not, that which he hath also shall be taken from him.   2182 And those mine enemies who would not that I should reign over them, bring them, and slay them before me.



Mark x. 41.


Mark x. 42.


Mark x. 43.


Mark x. 44.


Lit. advanced.


Matt. xx. 28.


Luke xiii. 22.


Luke xiii. 23.


Luke xiii. 24.


Lit. find, like the Syriac.


Luke xiii. 25.


Luke xiii. 26.


Luke xiii. 27.


This rendering requires the omission of the diacritical point over the middle radical.  The text as printed means perish.


Luke xiii. 28.


Luke xiii. 29.


Luke xiii. 30.


Luke xix. 1.


Luke xix. 2.


Luke xix. 3.


Luke xix. 4.


cf. the extract from Isho‘dad (Harris, Fragments, p. 19).


Luke xix. 5.


Luke xix. 6.


Luke xix. 7.


Luke xix. 8.


A diacritical point must be restored to the second letter of this word.  As it stands it gives no sense.


Luke xix. 9.


Lit. the.


Luke xix. 10.


Luke 18:35, Matt. 20:29, Mark 10:46.


Luke xviii. 35b.


Mark 10:46, Luke 18:36.


Luke xviii. 37.


Mark 10:47, Luke 18:38.


Luke xviii. 39a.


Mark x. 48b.


Mark x. 49.


Mark x. 50.


Mark x. 51.


cf. Matt. 20:33, Luke 18:41, both in Curetonian.


Matt. xx. 34a.


Luke 18:42, 43.


Lit. saw.


Luke xix. 11b.


Or, near.


Luke xix. 12.


Luke xix. 13.


Luke xix. 14.


Luke xix. 15.


Doubtless a misinterpretation of the Syriac.


Luke xix. 16.


Luke xix. 17.


Luke xix. 18.


Luke xix. 19.


Luke xix. 20.


Luke xix. 21.


Luke xix. 22.


Luke xix. 23.


Luke xix. 24.


Luke xix. 25.


Luke xix. 26.


Luke xix. 27.

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