Jesus Answered and Said unto Him, Simon, I have Something to Say unto Thee. ...
[1] [1072] Jesus answered and said unto him, Simon, I have something to say unto thee. And [2] he said unto him, Say on, my Master. [1073] Jesus said unto him, There were two debtors [Arabic, p.58] to one creditor; and one of them owed five hundred pence, and the other [3] owed fifty pence. [1074] And because they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave [4] them both. Which of them ought to love him more? [1075] Simon answered and said, I suppose, he to whom he forgave most. Jesus said unto him, Thou hast judged rightly. [5] [1076] And he turned to that woman, and said to Simon, Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy dwelling, and thou gavest me not water to wash my feet: but this [6] woman hath bathed [1077] my feet with her tears, and dried them with her hair. [1078] And thou kissedst me not: but this woman, since she [1079] entered, hath not ceased to kiss my [7] feet. [1080] And thou anointedst not my head with oil: [1081] but this woman hath anointed [8] my feet with sweet ointment. [1082] [1083] And for this, I say unto thee, Her many sins are forgiven her, because she loved much; for he to whom little is forgiven loveth little. [9, 10] [1084] And he said unto that woman, Thy sins are forgiven thee. [1085] And those that were invited [11] began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? [1086] And Jesus said to that woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

[12] [1087] And many believed in him when they saw the signs which he was doing. [13, 14] [1088] But Jesus did not trust [1089] himself to them, [1090] for he knew every man, and he needed not any man to testify to him concerning every man; for he knew what was in man.

[15] [1091] And after that, Jesus set apart from his disciples other seventy, and sent them two and two before his face to every region and city whither he was purposing to [16] go. [1092] And he said unto them, The harvest is abundant, and the labourers are few: [17] entreat now the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest. [1093] Go [18] [Arabic, p.59] ye: and lo, I am sending you as lambs among wolves. [1094] Take not with you [19] purses, nor a wallet, nor shoes; neither salute any man in the way. [1095] And [20] whatsoever house ye enter, first salute that house: [1096] and if there be there a son of peace, [21] let your peace rest upon him; but if there be not, your peace shall return to you. [1097] And be ye in that house eating and drinking what they have: [1098] for the labourer is worthy of [22] his hire. [1099] And remove not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, [23] and they receive you, eat what is presented to you: [1100] and heal the sick that are [24] therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come near unto you. [1101] But whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into the market, and say, [25] [1102] Even the dust that clave to our feet from your city, we shake off against you; but [26] know [1103] this, [1104] that the kingdom of God is come near unto you. [1105] I say unto you, that for Sodom there shall be quiet in the day of judgement, but there shall not be for [27] that city. [1106] Then began Jesus to rebuke the cities in which there had been many [28] mighty works, [1107] and they repented not. [1108] And he said, Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! if there had been in Tyre and Sidon the signs which were in [29] thee, it may be that they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes. [1109] Howbeit I say unto you, that for Tyre and Sidon there shall be rest in the day of judgement, [30] more than for you. [1110] And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt sink down unto Hades; for if there had been in Sodom the wonders [1111] which were [31] in thee, it would have remained until this day. [1112] And now I say unto thee, that for the land of Sodom there shall be quiet in the day of judgement, more than for thee.

[32] [Arabic, p.60] [1113] And he said again unto his apostles, Whosoever heareth you heareth me; and whosoever heareth me heareth him that sent me: and whosoever wrongeth [1114] you wrongeth me; and whosoever wrongeth me wrongeth him that sent me.

[33] [1115] And those seventy returned with great joy, and said unto him, Our Lord, even [34] the devils also are subject unto us in thy name. [1116] He said unto them, I beheld [35] Satan [1117] fallen like lightning from heaven. [1118] Behold, I am giving you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and the whole race [1119] of the enemy; and nothing shall [36] hurt you. [1120] Only ye must not rejoice that the devils are subject unto you; but be glad that your names are written in heaven.

[37] [1121] And in that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, I acknowledge thee, my Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto children: yea, my Father; so [38] was thy will. [1122] And he turned to his disciples, [1123] and said unto them, Everything hath been delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and to whomsoever the Son willeth [39] to reveal him. [1124] Come unto me, all of you, ye that are wearied and bearers of burdens, [40] and I will give you rest. [1125] Bear my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for [1126] I [41] am gentle and lowly in my heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [1127] For my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light.

[42] [1128] And while great multitudes were going with him, he turned, and said unto them, [43] [1129] Whosoever cometh unto me, and hateth not his father, and his mother, and his brethren, and his sisters, and his wife, and his children, and himself [1130] also, cannot [44] [Arabic, p.61] be a disciple to me. [1131] And whosoever doth not take his cross, and follow [45] me, cannot be a disciple to me. [1132] Which of you desireth to build a tower, and doth not sit down first and reckon his expenses and whether he hath enough to [46] complete it? [1133] [1134] lest when he hath laid the foundations, and is not able to finish, all that [47] behold him [1135] laugh at him, and say, [1136] This man began to build, and was not able to [48] finish. [1137] Or what king goeth to the battle to fight with another king, [1138] and doth not consider first whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh to him [49] with twenty thousand? [1139] And if he is not able, he sendeth unto him while he is afar [50] off, and seeketh peace. [1140] So shall [1141] every man of you consider, that desireth to be a disciple to me; for if he renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be a disciple to me.


[1072] Luke 7:40.

[1073] Luke 7:41.

[1074] Luke 7:42.

[1075] Luke 7:43.

[1076] Luke 7:44.

[1077] Lit. sunk, a word the choice of which is explained by the Syriac.

[1078] Luke 7:45.

[1079] Or, I.

[1080] Luke 7:46.

[1081] Same word in Arabic.

[1082] Same word in Arabic.

[1083] Luke 7:47.

[1084] Luke 7:48.

[1085] Luke 7:49.

[1086] Luke 7:50.

[1087] John 2:23b.

[1088] John 2:24.

[1089] The meaning is not apparent.

[1090] John 2:25.

[1091] Luke 10:1.

[1092] Luke 10:2.

[1093] Luke 10:3.

[1094] Luke 10:4.

[1095] Luke 10:5.

[1096] Luke 10:6.

[1097] Luke 10:7.

[1098] cf. Syriac versions.

[1099] Luke 10:8.

[1100] Luke 10:9.

[1101] Luke 10:10.

[1102] Luke 10:11.

[1103] The first letter of the word has been lost.

[1104] Lit. that, as often in this work.

[1105] Luke 10:12.

[1106] Matthew 11:20.

[1107] Lit. powers.

[1108] Matthew 11:21.

[1109] Matthew 11:22.

[1110] Matthew 11:23.

[1111] The word as printed by Ciasca perhaps means gifts, but by dropping a point from the second letter we get the post-classical word given in the text above.

[1112] Matthew 11:24.

[1113] Luke 10:16.

[1114] See below, 20, 28, note.

[1115] Luke 10:17.

[1116] Luke 10:18.

[1117] The word translated devil in preceding verse.

[1118] Luke 10:19.

[1119] This is an Arabic clerical error for forces. The Syriac word for power means also military forces, which was apparently rendered in Arabic army, a word that differs from race only in diacritical points.

[1120] Luke 10:20.

[1121] Luke 10:21.

[1122] Luke 10:22.

[1123] cf. Pesh. and A.V. margin.

[1124] Matthew 11:28.

[1125] Matthew 11:29.

[1126] Lit. that (cf. above, 1, 50, note).

[1127] Matthew 11:30.

[1128] Luke 14:25.

[1129] Luke 14:26.

[1130] Or, his life; or, his soul.

[1131] Luke 14:27.

[1132] Luke 14:28.

[1133] This rendering assumes that tower is treated as feminine.

[1134] Luke 14:29.

[1135] Or, it.

[1136] Luke 14:30.

[1137] Luke 14:31.

[1138] Or, a king like him.

[1139] Luke 14:32.

[1140] Luke 14:33.

[1141] Or, let.

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