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

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Section XXXII.

[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; p. 93 [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.



Matt. 21:12, John 2:14.


Matt. xxi. 12b.


John ii. 14b.


Matt. xxi. 12c.


Matt. xxi. 13.


John ii. 16.


Mark xi. 16.


John ii. 17.


John ii. 18.


John ii. 19.


John ii. 20.


John ii. 21.


Or, if.


John ii. 22.


Mark xii. 41.


Mark xii. 42a.


Luke xxi. 3.


Mark xii. 44a.


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


Luke xviii. 9.


Luke xviii. 10.


Luke xviii. 11.


Lit. between him and himself.


Luke xviii. 12.


Or, gains.


Luke xviii. 13.


Luke xviii. 14.


Mark 11:19, Matt. 21:17.


Luke ix. 11.


Mark xi. 12.


Mark xi. 13.


Lit. one (Syriac).


Lit. and it.


Mark xi. 14.


Mark 11:15, John 3:1.


John iii. 2.


John iii. 3.


John iii. 4.


John iii. 5.


John iii. 6.


John iii. 7.


John iii. 8.


John iii. 9.


John iii. 10.


Or the teacher of.


John iii. 11.


John iii. 12.


John iii. 13.


John iii. 14.


John iii. 15.


John iii. 16.


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.


John iii. 17.


John iii. 18.


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


John iii. 19.


John iii. 20.


John iii. 21.

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