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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol IX:
The Diatessaron of Tatian.: Section XI

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Section XI.

[1] [Arabic, p. 42]  814 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the multitudes were astonished [2] at his teaching;  815 and that because he was teaching them as one having authority, not as their scribes and the Pharisees.

[3]  816 And when he descended from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

[4]  817 And when Jesus entered Capernaum, the servant of one of the chiefs was in an [5] evil case, and he was precious to him, and he was at the point of death.   818 And he [6] heard of Jesus, and came to him with the elders of the Jews;  819 and he besought him, and said, My Lord, my boy is laid in the house paralysed, 820 and he is suffering grievous [7] torment.   821 And the elders urgently requested of him, and said, He is worthy that [8] this should be done unto him:   822 for he loveth our people, and he also built the synagogue [9, 10] for us.   823 Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him.   824 That chief answered and said, My Lord, I am not worthy that my roof should shade thee; but it sufficeth [11] that thou speak a word, and my lad shall be healed.   825 And I also am a man in obedience to authority, having under my hand soldiers: 826   and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant that he do this, [12] and he doeth it.   827 And when Jesus heard that, he marvelled at him, 828 and turned and said unto the multitude that were coming with him,  829 Verily I say unto you, I have [13] not found in Israel the like of this faith.   830 I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob [14] [Arabic, p. 43] in the kingdom of heaven:   831 but the children of the kingdom shall be cast p. 61 [15] forth into the outer darkness:  and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.   832 And Jesus said to that chief, Go thy way; as thou hast believed, so shall it be unto thee.  [16]  833 And his lad was healed in that hour.  And that chief returned to the house and found that sick servant healed.

[17]  834 And the day after, he was going to a city called Nain, and his disciples with him, [18] and a great multitude.   835 And when he was come near the gate of the city, he saw a crowd 836 accompanying one that was dead, the only son of his mother; and his mother was a widow:  and there was with her a great multitude of the people of the [19] city.   837 And when Jesus saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep [20] not.   838 And he went and advanced to the bier, and the bearers of it stood still; and [21] he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.   839 And that dead man sat up and began [22] to speak; and he gave him to his mother.   840 And fear came on all the people:  and they praised God, and said, There hath risen among us a great prophet:  and, God [23] hath had regard to his people.   841 And this news concerning him spread in all Judæa, and in all the region which was about them.

[24]  842 And when Jesus saw great multitudes surrounding him, he commanded them to [25] depart to the other side.   843 And while they were going in the way, there came one of the scribes and said unto him, My Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou [26] goest.   844 Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have [27] nests; but the Son of man hath not a place in which to lay his head.   845 And he said unto another, Follow me.  And he said unto him, My Lord, suffer me first to go and [28] bury my father.   846 Jesus said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their dead; but thou, [29] follow me and preach the kingdom of God.   847 And another said unto him, I will follow [Arabic, p. 44] thee, my Lord; but first suffer me to go and salute my household and [30] come.   848 Jesus said unto him, There is no one who putteth his hand to the plough 849 and looketh behind him, and yet is fit for the kingdom of God.

[31]  850 And he said to them on that day in the evening, Let us go over to the other side [32] of the lake; and he left 851 the multitudes.   852 And Jesus went up and sat in the ship, [33] he and his disciples, and there were with them other ships.   853 And there occurred on the sea a great tempest 854 of whirlwind and wind,  855 and the ship was on the point of [34] sinking from the greatness 856 of the waves.   857 But Jesus was sleeping on a cushion in the stern of the ship;  858 and his disciples came and awoke him, and said unto him, Our [35] Lord, save us; lo, we perish.   859 And he rose, and rebuked the winds and the turbulence of the water, and said to the sea, Be still, for thou art rebuked;  860 and the wind [36] was still, and there was a great calm.   861 And he said unto them, Why are ye thus [37] afraid? and why have ye no faith?   862 And they feared greatly. 863   And they marvelled, and said one to another, Who, think you, is this, who commandeth also the wind and the waves and the sea, and they obey him?

[38]  864 And they departed and came to the country of the Gadarenes, which is on the [39] other side, opposite the land of Galilee.   865 And when he went out of the ship to the land,  866 there met him from among the tombs a man who had a devil for a long time, [40] and wore no clothes, neither dwelt in a house, but among the tombs.   867 And no man was [Arabic, p. 45] able to bind him with chains,  868 because any time that he was bound with chains [41] and fetters he cut the chains and loosened the fetters;  869 and he was snatched 870 [42] away of the devil into the desert,  871 and no man was able to quiet him; and at all times, in the night and in the day, he would be among the tombs and in the mountains;  872 and no man was able to pass by that way;  873 and he would cry out and wound himself [43] with stones.   874 And when he saw Jesus at a distance, he hastened and worshipped [44] him, and cried with a loud voice and said,  875 What have we to do with thee, Jesus, [45] Son of the most high God?   876 I adjure thee by God, torment me not.  And Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man:  and he had suffered 877 a long [46] time since the time when he came into captivity to it.   878 And Jesus asked him, What is thy name?  He said unto him, Legion; for there had entered into him many [47] devils.   879 And they besought him that he would not command them to depart into [48] the depths.   880 And there was there a herd of many swine, feeding in the mountain, p. 62 and those devils besought him to give them leave to enter the swine; and he gave [49] them leave.   881 And the devils went out of the man and entered into the swine.   882 And that herd hastened to the summit and fell down into the midst of the sea, about two [50] thousand, and they were choked in the water.   883 And when the keepers saw what [51] happened, they fled, and told those in the cities and villages.   884 And the people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man whose [Arabic, p. 46] devils had gone out, clothed, modest, 885 seated at the feet of Jesus; and they [52] feared.   886 And they reported what they saw, and how the man was healed who had a devil,  887 and concerning those swine also.



Matt. vii. 28.


Matt. vii. 29.


Matt. viii. 1.


Matt. 8:5, Luke 7:2.


Luke vii. 3.


Matt. 8:5, 6.


i.e., so as to be unable to walk.


Luke vii. 4b.


Luke vii. 5.


Matt. viii. 7.


Matt. viii. 8.


Luke vii. 8.


Or, bodies of soldiers.


Luke vii. 9a.


Or, it.


Matt. viii. 10b.


Matt. viii. 11.


Matt. viii. 12.


Matt. viii. 13.


Luke vii. 10.


Luke vii. 11.


Luke vii. 12.


Lit. company.


Luke vii. 13.


Luke vii. 14.


Luke vii. 15.


Luke vii. 16.


Luke vii. 17.


Matt. viii. 18.


Luke 9:57, Matt. 8:19.


Matt. viii. 20.


Luke ix. 59.


Luke ix. 60.


Luke ix. 61.


Luke ix. 62.


Lit. plough of the yoke.


Mark 4:35, Luke 8:22d.


cf., e.g., at § 17, 19, § 23, 16, where the same Arabic and Syriac word is used; cf. also the ambiguity of the Greek (R.V. has left).


Mark 4:36, Luke 8:22.


Mark 4:36, Matt. 8:24.


Lit. commotion.


Luke viii. 23c.


Or, abundance.


Mark iv. 38a.


Matt. viii. 25.


Luke viii. 24b.


Mark iv. 39b.


Mark iv. 40.


Luke viii. 25b.


The last clause belongs in the Greek to verse 41.


Luke viii. 26.


Luke viii. 27a.


Mark 5:2, Luke 8:27.


Mark v. 3b.


Mark v. 4a.


Luke viii. 29c.


Imperfect tense.


Mark 5:4, 5.


Matt. viii. 28b.


Mark v. 5b.


Mark v. 6.


Mark 5:7, Luke 8:28.


Mark 5:7, Luke 8:29.


Lit. and it was for him.


Luke viii. 30.


Luke viii. 31.


Luke viii. 32.


Luke viii. 33.


Mark v. 13b.


Luke viii. 34.


Luke viii. 35.


cf. Syriac versions.


Luke viii. 36.


Mark v. 16b.

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