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

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p. 76 Section XXI.

[1]  1479 And Jesus went out again from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the [2] sea of Galilee, towards the borders of Decapolis.   1480 And they brought unto him one dumb and deaf, and entreated him that he would lay his hand upon him and heal [3] him.   1481 And he drew him away from the multitude, and went away alone, and spat [4] upon his fingers, and thrust them into his ears, and touched his tongue;  1482 and looked [5] to heaven, and sighed, and said unto him, Be opened.   1483 And in that hour his ears [6] were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake with ease.   1484 And Jesus charged them much that they should not tell this to any man:  but the more [7] he charged them, the more they increased in publishing, and marvelled much,  1485 and [Arabic, p. 82] said, This man doeth everything well:  he made the deaf to hear, and those that lacked speech to speak.

[8, 9]  1486 And while he was passing through the land of Samaria,  1487 he came to one of the cities of the Samaritans, called Sychar, beside the field which Jacob gave to Joseph to [10] his son.   1488 And there was there a spring of water of Jacob’s.  And Jesus was fatigued from the exertion of the way, and sat at the spring.  And the time was about the [11] sixth hour. 1489    1490 And a woman of Samaria came to draw water; and Jesus said unto [12] her, Give me water, that I may drink.   1491 And his disciples had entered into the city [13] to buy for themselves food.   1492 And that Samaritan woman said unto him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask me to give thee to drink, while I am a Samaritan woman?  [14]  1493 (And the Jews mingle not with the Samaritans. 1494 )  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who this is that said unto thee, Give me [15] to drink; thou wouldest ask him, and he would give thee the water of life.   1495 That woman said unto him, My Lord, thou hast no bucket, and the well is deep:  from [16] whence hast thou the water of life?   1496 Can it be that thou art greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well, and drank from it, and his children, and his sheep?  [17]  1497 Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst [18] again:   1498 but whosoever drinketh of the water which I shall give him shall not thirst for ever:  but the water which I shall give him shall be in him a spring of water springing [19] up unto eternal life.   1499 That woman said unto him, My Lord, give me of this water, that [20] I may not thirst again, neither come and draw water from here.   1500 Jesus said unto her, [21] [Arabic, p. 83] Go and call thy husband, and come hither.   1501 She said unto him, I have no [22] husband.   1502 Jesus said unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband:  five husbands hast thou had, and this man whom thou hast now is not thy husband; and [23] in this thou saidst truly.   1503 That woman said unto him, My Lord, I perceive thee to [24] be a prophet.   1504 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem [25] is the place in which worship must be.   1505 Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, an hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor yet in Jerusalem, shall ye worship [26] the Father.   1506 Ye worship that which ye know not:  but we worship that which [27] we know:  for salvation is of the Jews.   1507 But an hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth:  and the Father also [28] seeketh such as these worshippers.   1508 For God is a Spirit:  and they that worship him [29] must worship him in spirit and in truth.   1509 That woman said unto him, I know that [30] the Messiah cometh:   1510 and when he is come, he will teach us everything.  Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

[31]  1511 And while he was speaking, his disciples came; and they wondered how he would speak 1512 with a woman; but not one of them said unto him, What seekest thou? or, [32] What 1513 speakest thou with her?   1514 And the woman left her waterpot, and went to the [33] city, and said to the people,  1515 Come, and see a man who told me all that ever I did:  [34] perhaps then he is the Messiah.   1516 And people went out from the city, and came to [35] him.   1517 And in the mean while his disciples besought him, and said unto him, Our [36, 37] master, eat.   1518 And he said unto them, I have food to eat that ye know not.   1519 And the disciples said amongst themselves, Can any one have brought him aught to eat? 1520   p. 77 [38]  1521 Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish [39] [Arabic, p. 84] his work.   1522 Said ye not that after four months cometh the harvest? behold, I therefore say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and behold the lands, [40] that they have become white, and the harvest is already come. 1523    1524 And he that reapeth receiveth his wages, and gathereth the fruit of eternal life; 1525 and the sower and [41] the reaper rejoice together.   1526 For in this is found the word of truth, One soweth, and [42] another reapeth.   1527 And I sent you to reap that in which ye have not laboured:  others laboured, and ye have entered on their labour.

[43]  1528 And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in him because of the words [44] of that woman, who testified and said, He told me all that ever I did.   1529 And when those Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them; and he [45, 46] abode with them two days.   1530 And many believed in him because of his word;  1531 and they said to that woman, Now not because of thy saying have we believed in him:  we have heard and known that this truly is the Messiah, the Saviour of the world.

[47, 48]  1532 And after two days Jesus went out thence and departed to Galilee.   1533 And Jesus [49] testified that a prophet is not honoured in his own city.   1534 And when he came to Galilee, the Galilæans received him.



Mark vii. 31.


Mark vii. 32.


Mark vii. 33.


Mark vii. 34.


Mark vii. 35.


Mark vii. 36.


Mark vii. 37.


John iv. 4.


John iv. 5.


John iv. 6.


Lit. six hours (cf. Syr.).


John iv. 7.


John iv. 8.


John iv. 9.


John iv. 10.


For the form cf. below, § 34, 40.


John iv. 11.


John iv. 12.


John iv. 13.


John iv. 14.


John iv. 15.


John iv. 16.


John iv. 17.


John iv. 18.


John iv. 19.


John iv. 20.


John iv. 21.


John iv. 22.


John iv. 23.


John iv. 24.


John iv. 25.


John iv. 26.


John iv. 27.


Or, was speaking.


But see note to § 7, 38.


John iv. 28.


John iv. 29.


John iv. 30.


John iv. 31.


John iv. 32.


John iv. 33.


The text is uncertain.


John iv. 34.


John iv. 35.


Or, come beforehand.


John iv. 36.


So in the Arabic, contrary to the usual practice of this writer (cf. § 6, 19).


John iv. 37.


John iv. 38.


John iv. 39.


John iv. 40.


John iv. 41.


John iv. 42.


John iv. 43.


John iv. 44.


John iv. 45a.

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