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

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Section XXXV.

[1]  2389 And on the great day, which is the last of the feast, Jesus stood, crying out and [2] saying, If any man is thirsty, let him come unto me, and drink.   2390 Every one that believeth in me, as the scriptures said, there shall flow from his belly rivers of pure [3] water.   2391 He said that referring to the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive:  for the Spirit was not yet granted; and because Jesus had not yet been [4] [Arabic, p. 133] glorified.   2392 And many of the multitude that heard his words said, This is [5] in truth the prophet.   2393 And others said, This is the Messiah.  But others [6] said, Can it be that the Messiah will come from Galilee?   2394 Hath not the scripture said that from the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village of David, the [7] Messiah cometh?   2395 And there occurred a dissension in the multitude because of him.  [8]  2396 And some of them were wishing to seize him; but no man laid a hand upon him.

[9]  2397 And those officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees:  and the priests said [10] unto them, Why did ye not bring him?   2398 The officers said, Never spake man thus [11] as speaketh this man.   2399 The Pharisees said unto them, Perhaps ye also have gone [12, 13] astray?   2400 Hath any of the rulers or the Pharisees haply believed in him?  2401 except [14] this people which knows not the law; they are accursed.   2402 Nicodemus, one of them, [15] he that had come to Jesus by night,  2403 said unto them, Doth our law haply condemn [16] a man, except it hear him first and know what he hath done?   2404 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also haply from Galilee?  Search, and see that a prophet riseth not from Galilee.

[17, 18]  2405 And when the Pharisees assembled, Jesus asked them, and said,  2406 What say ye of [19] the Messiah? whose son is he?  They said unto him, The son of David.   2407 He said unto them, And how doth David in the Holy Spirit call him Lord? for he said,

[20]  2408 The Lord said unto my Lord,

Sit on my right hand,

That I may put thine enemies under thy feet.

[21, 22]  2409 If then David calleth him Lord, how is he his son?   2410 And no one was able to answer him; and no man dared from that day again to ask him of anything.

[23]  2411 And Jesus addressed them again, and said, I am the light of the world; and he that [24] followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall find the light of life.   2412 The Pharisees [Arabic, p. 134] said unto him, Thou bearest witness to thyself; thy witness is not true.   2413 Jesus [25] answered and said unto them, If I bear witness to myself, my witness is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I came, or [26, 27] whither I go.   2414 And ye judge after the flesh; and I judge no man.   2415 And even if I judge, my judgement is true; because I am not alone, but I and my Father which [28, 29] sent me.   2416 And in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.   2417 I am he that beareth witness to myself, and my Father which sent me beareth witness to [30] me.   2418 They said unto him, Where is thy Father?  Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye know not me, nor my Father:  for did ye know me, ye would know my [31] Father.   2419 He said these sayings in the treasury, where he was teaching in the [32] temple:   2420 and no man seized him; because his hour had not yet come.  Jesus said unto them again, I go truly, and ye shall seek me and not find me, and ye shall die [33] in your sins:  and where I go, ye cannot come.   2421 The Jews said, Will he haply kill [34] himself, that he saith, Where I go, ye cannot come?   2422 He said unto them, Ye are from below; and I am from above:  ye are of this world; and I am not of this [35] world.   2423 I said unto you, that ye shall die in your sins:  if ye believe not that I am [36] he, ye shall die in your sins.   2424 The Jews said, And thou, who art thou?  Jesus said p. 98 [37] unto them, If I should begin to speak unto you,  2425 I have concerning you many words and judgement:  but he that sent me is true; and I, what I heard from him is what [38, 39] I say in the world.   2426 And they knew not that he meant by that the Father.   2427 Jesus [Arabic, p. 135] said unto them again, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am he:  and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father [40] taught me, so I speak.   2428 And he that sent me is with me; and my Father hath not [41] left me alone; because I do what is pleasing to him at all times.   2429 And while he was saying that, many believed in him.

[42]  2430 And Jesus said to those Jews that believed in him, If ye abide in my words, truly [43] ye are my disciples;  2431 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  [44]  2432 They said unto him, We are the seed of Abraham, and have never served any man [45] in the way of slavery:  how then sayest thou, Ye shall be free children?   2433 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that doeth a sin is a slave of [46] sin.   2434 And the slave doth not remain for ever in the house; but the son remaineth [47, 48] for ever.   2435 And if the Son set you free, truly ye shall be free children.  I know that ye are the seed of Abraham; but ye seek to slay me, because ye are unable for my [49] word.   2436 And what I saw with my Father, I say:  and what ye saw with your father, [50] ye do.   2437 They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham.  Jesus said unto them, If ye were the children of Abraham, ye would do the deeds of Abraham.  [51]  2438 Now, behold, ye seek to kill me, a man that speak 2439 with you 2440 the truth, that I [52] heard from God:  this did Abraham not do.   2441 And ye do the deeds of your father.  They said unto him, We were not born of fornication; 2442 we have one Father, who is [53] God.   2443 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me:  I proceeded and came 2444 from God; and it was not of my own self that I came, 2445 but he sent [54] [Arabic, p. 136] me.   2446 Why then do ye not know my word?  Because ye cannot hear my word.  [55]  2447 Ye are from the father, the devil, 2448 and the lust of your father do ye desire to do, who from the beginning is a slayer of men, and in the truth standeth not, because the truth is not in him.  And when he speaketh untruth, he speaketh from [56] himself:  for he is a liar, and the father of untruth.   2449 And I who speak the truth, ye [57] believe me not.   2450 Who of you rebuketh me for a sin?  And if I speak the truth, ye [58] do not believe me. 2451    2452 Whosoever is of God heareth the words of God:  therefore do [59] ye not hear, because ye are not of God.   2453 The Jews answered and said unto him, [60] Did we not say well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast demons?   2454 Jesus said unto them, As for me, I have not a devil; but my Father do I honour, and ye dishonour [61] me.   2455 I seek not my glory:  here is one who seeketh and judgeth.



John vii. 37.


John vii. 38.


John vii. 39.


John vii. 40.


John vii. 41.


John vii. 42.


John vii. 43.


John vii. 44.


John vii. 45.


John vii. 46.


John vii. 47.


John vii. 48.


John vii. 49.


John vii. 50.


John vii. 51.


John vii. 52.


Matt. xxii. 41.


Matt. xxii. 42.


Matt. xxii. 43.


Matt. xxii. 44.


Matt. xxii. 45.


Matt. xxii. 46.


John viii. 12.


John viii. 13.


John viii. 14.


John viii. 15.


John viii. 16.


John viii. 17.


John viii. 18.


John viii. 19.


John viii. 20.


John viii. 21.


John viii. 22.


John viii. 23.


John viii. 24.


John viii. 25.


John viii. 26.


John viii. 27.


John viii. 28.


John viii. 29.


John viii. 30.


John viii. 31.


John viii. 32.


John viii. 33.


John viii. 34.


John viii. 35.


John viii. 37.


John viii. 38.


John viii. 39.


John viii. 40.


Lit. speaketh, according to Arabic idiom.


Borg. ms. omits with you.


John viii. 41.


Borg. ms. has an adulteress, mistaking the less common Arabic word for a clerical error.


John viii. 42.


Different words are used in the Arabic; so in the Greek, but not in the Peshitta.  Sin. and Cur. are wanting.


Different words are used in the Arabic; so in the Greek, but not in the Peshitta.  Sin. and Cur. are wanting.


John viii. 43.


John viii. 44.


Lit. backbiter.


John viii. 45.


John viii. 46.


This is probably simply a clerical error for the ordinary reading, why have ye not believed me?  The Arabic words why and not having the same consonants, one of them was purposely or accidentally omitted by a copyist.


John viii. 47.


John viii. 48.


John viii. 49.


John viii. 50.

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