And when Jesus Entered Jerusalem, He Went up to the Temple of God...
[1] [2183] And when Jesus entered Jerusalem, he went up to the temple of God, and found [2] there oxen and sheep and doves. [2184] And when he beheld those that sold and those that bought, and the money-changers sitting, [2185] he made for himself a scourge of rope, and drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep and the oxen, and the money-changers; [2186] and he threw down their money, and upset their tables, and the seats of [3] them that sold the doves; [2187] and he was teaching, and saying unto them, Is it not written, My house is a house of prayer for all peoples? and ye have made it a den [4] for robbers. [2188] And he said unto those that sold the doves, Take this hence, and [5] make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. [2189] And he suffered not any [6] one to carry vessels inside the temple. [2190] And his disciples remembered the scripture, [7] The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up. [2191] The Jews answered and said unto him, [8] What sign hast thou shewn us, that thou doest this? [2192] Jesus answered and said unto [9] them, Destroy this temple, and I shall raise it in three days. [2193] The Jews said unto him, This temple was built in forty-six years, and wilt thou raise it in three days? [10] [2194] But he spake unto them of the temple of his body, that when [2195] they destroyed it, he [11] [Arabic, p.122] would raise it in three days. [2196] When therefore he rose from among the dead, his disciples remembered that he said this; and they believed the scriptures, and the word that Jesus spake.

[12] [2197] And when Jesus sat down over against the treasury, he observed how the multitudes were casting their offerings into the treasury: and many rich men were [13, 14] throwing in much. [2198] And there came a poor widow, and cast in two mites. [2199] And Jesus called his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor [15] widow cast into the treasury more than all the people: [2200] and all of these cast into the place of the offering of God [2201] of the superfluity of their wealth; while this woman of her want threw in all that she possessed.

[16] [2202] And he spake unto them this parable, concerning people who trusted in themselves [17] that they are righteous, and despised every man: [2203] Two men went up to the [18] temple to pray; one of them a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [2204] And the Pharisee stood apart, [2205] and prayed thus, O Lord, I thank thee, since I am not like the rest of men, the unjust, the profligate, the extortioners, or even like this publican; [19] [2206] but I fast two days a week, and tithe all my possessions. [2207] [2208] And the publican was [20] standing at a distance, and he would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but was [21] beating upon his breast, and saying, O Lord, have mercy on me, me the sinner. [2209] I say unto you, that this man went down justified to his house more than the Pharisee. Every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and every one that abaseth himself shall be exalted.

[22] [Arabic, p.123] [2210] And when eventide was come, he left all the people, and went outside the [23] city to Bethany, he and his twelve, and he remained there. [2211] And all the people, because they knew the place, came to him, and he received them; and them that [24] had need of healing he healed. [2212] And on the morning of the next day, when he returned [25] to the city from Bethany, he hungered. [2213] And he saw a [2214] fig tree at a distance on the beaten highway, having on it leaves. And he came unto it, expecting to find something on it; and when he came, he found nothing on it but the leaves -- it [2215] was not [26] the season of figs -- [2216] and he said unto it, Henceforward for ever let no man eat fruit of thee. And his disciples heard.

[27] [2217] And they came to Jerusalem. And there was there a man of the Pharisees, [28] named Nicodemus, ruler of the Jews. [2218] This man came unto Jesus by night, and said unto him, My Master, we know that thou hast been sent from God as a teacher; and no man can do these signs that thou doest, except him whom God is [29] with. [2219] Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, If a man [30] be not born a second time, he cannot see the kingdom of God. [2220] Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man who is old be born? can he, think you, return again to [31] his mother's womb a second time, to enter and be born? [2221] Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, If a man be not born of water and the Spirit, [32] he cannot enter the kingdom of God. [2222] For he that is born of flesh is flesh; and he that [33] is born of Spirit is spirit. [2223] Wonder not that I said unto thee that ye must be born a [34] [Arabic, p.124] second time. [2224] The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest its voice, but thou knowest not from what place it cometh, nor whither it goeth: so [35] is every man that is born of the Spirit. [2225] Nicodemus answered and said unto him, [36] How can that be? [2226] Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou teaching [2227] Israel, [37] and yet knowest not these things? [2228] Verily, verily, I say unto thee, What we know [38] we say, and what we have seen we witness: and ye receive not our witness. [2229] If I said unto you what is on earth, and ye believed not, how then, if I say unto you [39] what is in heaven, will ye believe? [2230] And no man hath ascended up into heaven, except him that descended from heaven, the Son of man, which is in heaven. [40] [2231] And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so is the Son of man to be [41] lifted up; [2232] so that every man who may believe in him may not perish, but have [42] eternal life. [2233] God so loved the world, that [2234] he should give his only Son; and so every one that believeth on him should not perish, but should have eternal life. [43] [2235] God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world might [44] be saved by his hand. [2236] He that believeth in him shall not be judged: but he that believeth not is condemned beforehand, because he hath not believed in the name [45] of the only Son, the Son of God. [2237] [2238] This is the judgement, that the light came into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the light; because their deeds [46] were evil. [2239] Whosoever doeth evil deeds hateth the light, and cometh not to the [47] light, lest his deeds be reproved. [2240] But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be known, that they have been done in God.


[2183] Matthew 21:12a; John 2:14a.

[2184] Matthew 21:12b.

[2185] John 2:14b.

[2186] Matthew 21.

[2187] Matthew 21:13.

[2188] John 2:16.

[2189] Mark 11:16.

[2190] John 2:17.

[2191] John 2:18.

[2192] John 2:19.

[2193] John 2:20.

[2194] John 2:21.

[2195] Or, if.

[2196] John 2:22.

[2197] Mark 12:41.

[2198] Mark 12:42a.

[2199] Luke 21:3.

[2200] Mark 12:44a.

[2201] Lit. house of the offering of God, as in the ms. described by Gildemeister (at Luke 21:4); but it is simply a reproduction of the phrase used in the Peshitta at Luke 21:3. The parallel passages are a good deal fused together.

[2202] Luke 18:9.

[2203] Luke 18:10.

[2204] Luke 18:11.

[2205] Lit. between him and himself.

[2206] Luke 18:12.

[2207] Or, gains.

[2208] Luke 18:13.

[2209] Luke 18:14.

[2210] Mark 11:19a; Matthew 21:17.

[2211] Luke 9:11.

[2212] Mark 11:12.

[2213] Mark 11:13.

[2214] Lit. one (Syriac).

[2215] Lit. and it.

[2216] Mark 11:14.

[2217] Mark 11:15a; John 3:1.

[2218] John 3:2.

[2219] John 3:3.

[2220] John 3:4.

[2221] John 3:5.

[2222] John 3:6.

[2223] John 3:7.

[2224] John 3:8.

[2225] John 3:9.

[2226] John 3:10.

[2227] Or the teacher of.

[2228] John 3:11.

[2229] John 3:12.

[2230] John 3:13.

[2231] John 3:14.

[2232] John 3:15.

[2233] John 3:16.

[2234] The Arabic particle means in order that. Perhaps it is a clerical error for so that; or it may be meant to represent the Syriac.

[2235] John 3:17.

[2236] John 3:18.

[2237] The translator has followed too closely the order of words in his Syriac original, which agrees with the Text. Rec.

[2238] John 3:19.

[2239] John 3:20.

[2240] John 3:21.

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