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

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Section XLVI.

[1]  3165 Whosoever hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:  and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will [2] shew myself unto him.   3166 Judas (not Iscariot) said unto him, My Lord, what is the [3] purpose of thy intention to shew thyself to us, and not to the world?   3167 Jesus answered and said unto him, Whosoever loveth me will keep my word:  and my Father will love him, and to him will we come, and make our 3168 abode with him.  [4]  3169 But he that loveth me not keepeth not my word:  and this word that ye hear is not my word, but the Father’s which sent me.

[5, 6]  3170 This have I spoken unto you, while I was yet with you.   3171 But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything, and [7] [Arabic, p. 174] he will bring to your remembrance all that I say unto you.   3172 Peace I leave you; my peace I give unto you:  and not as this world giveth, give I unto you.  [8]  3173 Let your heart not be troubled, 3174 nor fearful.  Ye heard that I said unto you, that I go away, and come unto you.  If 3175 ye loved me, ye would rejoice, that I go away to my [9] Father:  for my Father is greater than I.   3176 And now I say unto you before it come [10] to pass, that, when it cometh to pass, ye may believe me.   3177 Now I will not speak with you much:  the Archon of the world will come, and he will have nothing in [11] me:   3178 but that the world may know that I love my Father, and as my Father charged me, so I do.

[12]  3179 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purses, or wallets, and shoes, 3180 [13] lacked ye perchance anything?  They said unto him, Nothing.   3181 He said unto them, Henceforth, whosoever hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise the wallet also:  and whosoever hath not a sword, shall sell his garment, and buy for himself a [14] sword.   3182 I say unto you, that this scripture also must be fulfilled in me, that I should be reckoned 3183 with the transgressors:  for all that is said of me is fulfilled in [15] me.   3184 His disciples said unto him, Our Lord, lo, here are two swords.  He said [16] unto them, They are sufficient.   3185 Arise, let us go hence.  And they arose, and praised, and went forth, and went, according to their custom, to the mount of Olives, he and his disciples.

[17]  3186 And he said unto them, I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  [18]  3187 Every branch that produceth not fruit in me, he taketh it:  and that which giveth fruit, [19] he cleanseth it, that it may give much fruit.   3188 Ye are already clean because of the word [20] that I have spoken unto you.   3189 Abide in me, and I in you.  And as the branch of the [Arabic, p. 175] vine cannot produce fruit of itself, if it be not abiding in the vine; so too ye [21] also, if ye abide not in me.   3190 I am the vine, and ye are the branches:  He then that abideth in me, and I in him, he giveth much fruit:  for without me ye cannot [22] do anything.   3191 And if a man abide not in me, he is cast without, like a withered [23] branch; and it is gathered, and cast 3192 into the fire, that it may be burned.   3193 If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, everything that ye desire to ask shall be [24] done unto you.   3194 And herein is the Father glorified, that ye may give much fruit; [25] and ye shall be my disciples.   3195 And as my Father loved me, I loved you also:  [26] abide in my love.   3196 If ye keep my commands, ye shall abide in my love; as I have [27] kept my Father’s commands, and abode in his love.   3197 I have spoken that unto you, [28] that my joy 3198 may be in you, and your joy 3199 be fulfilled.   3200 This is my commandment, [29] that ye love one another, as I loved you.   3201 And no love is greater than this, namely, [30] that a man should give his life for his friends.   3202 Ye are my friends, if ye do all that [31] I command you.   3203 I call you not now servants; for the servant knoweth not what p. 115 his lord doeth:  my friends have I now called you; for everything that I heard from [32] my Father I have made known unto you.   3204 Ye did not choose 3205 me, but I chose I you, and appointed you, that ye also should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should 3206 [33] abide; and that all that ye shall ask my Father in my name, he may 3207 give you.   3208 This [34] I command 3209 you, that ye love one another.   3210 And if the world hate you, know that [35] before you it hated me.   3211 If then ye were of the world, the world would love its own:  but ye are not of the world:  I chose you out of the world:  therefore the world [36] [Arabic, p. 176] hateth you.   3212 Remember the word that I said unto you, that no servant is greater than his lord.  And if they persecuted 3213 me, you also will they [37] persecute; 3214 and if they kept my word, your word also will they keep.   3215 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, for they have not known 3216 him [38] that sent me.   3217 And if I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin:  [39] but now they have no excuse for their sins.   3218 Whosoever hateth me, also hateth my [40] Father.   3219 And if I had not done the deeds before them that no other man did, they would not have had sin:  but now they have seen and hated me and my Father [41] also:  that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law,  3220 They hated me for [42] nothing.   3221 But when the Paraclete is come, whom I will send unto you from my Father, even the Spirit of truth, which goeth forth from my Father, he shall bear witness of [43] me:   3222 and ye also bear witness, because from the beginning ye have been with me.

[44, 45]  3223 I have said that unto you, that ye may not stumble. 3224    3225 And they shall put you out of their synagogues:  and there cometh an 3226 hour when every one that killeth [46] you shall think that he hath offered unto God an offering.   3227 And they will do that, [47] because they do not know me, nor my Father.   3228 I have said that unto you, so that [48] when its time is come, ye may remember it, that I told you.   3229 And this hitherto I said not unto you, because I was with you.  But 3230 now I go unto him that sent me; and no [49] man of you asketh me whither I go.   3231 I have said that unto you now, and grief hath [50] come and taken possession of your hearts    3232 But I say the truth unto you; It is better 3233 for you that I go away:  for if I go not away, the Paraclete will not come unto you; [51] [Arabic, p. 177] but if I go away, I will send him unto you.   3234 And when he cometh, he will reprove the world for sin, and for righteousness, and for judgement:  [52, 53] for sin,  3235 because they have not believed in me;  3236 and for righteousness, because I go [54] to my Father;  3237 and for judgement, because 3238 the Archon of this world hath been [55] judged.   3239 And further have I many things to speak unto you, but ye cannot tarry 3240 [56] now.   3241 Howbeit 3242 when the Spirit of truth is come, he will remind 3243 you of all the truth:  he will say nothing from himself; but everything that he heareth, that shall [57] he say:  and he shall make known unto you the things that are to be.   3244 And he shall [58] glorify me; for from me shall he take and shew you.   3245 All that my Father hath is mine:  therefore said I unto you, that he taketh 3246 of mine, and shall shew 3247 you.



John xiv. 21.


John xiv. 22.


John xiv. 23.


Lit. the (cf. Syriac versions).


John xiv. 24.


John xiv. 25.


John xiv. 26.


John xiv. 27.


John xiv. 28.


This word is quite unlike that used in § 45, 29.


The Syriac form of the introductory particle is wrongly used, for in Arabic it has interrogative force.


John xiv. 29.


John xiv. 30.


John xiv. 31a.


Luke xxii. 35.


The first letter of the Arabic word has lost its diacritical point.


Luke xxii. 36.


Luke xxii. 37.


A possible rendering of the Syriac he was reckoned.


Luke xxii. 38.


John 14:31, Luke 22:39.


John xv. 1.


John xv. 2.


John xv. 3.


John xv. 4.


John xv. 5.


John xv. 6.


The verbs may be active or passive, but are singular (cf. § 38, 43, note).


John xv. 7.


John xv. 8.


John xv. 9.


John xv. 10.


John xv. 11.


Two words from the same root.


Two words from the same root.


John xv. 12.


John xv. 13.


John xv. 14.


John xv. 15.


John xv. 16.


Different words.


Or, shall and will, respectively.


Or, shall and will, respectively.


John xv. 17.


Or, have commanded.


John xv. 18.


John xv. 19.


John xv. 20.


cf. § 8, 34, note.


cf. § 8, 34, note.


John xv. 21.


The Arabic text (Vat.) is grammatically inaccurate, and the Borg. ms. has know not.


John xv. 22.


John xv. 23.


John xv. 24.


John xv. 25.


John xv. 26.


John xv. 27.


John xvi. 1.


Lit. sway (as one does in dozing).


John xvi. 2.


Or, the, as in Borg. ms.


John xvi. 3.


John xvi. 4.


John xvi. 5 [in the Greek and English verse 5 begins at But.].


In the Greek and English verse 5 begins at But.


John xvi. 6.


John xvi. 7.


Or, best.


John xvi. 8.


John xvi. 9.


John xvi. 10.


John xvi. 11.


Lit. that (cf. Peshitta).


John xvi. 12.


Or perhaps receive (them).  Possibly a Syriac d has been read r.  But Ibn-at-Tayyib in the text of his Commentary (f. 357a) has a word which perhaps might be rendered accommodate yourselves (to them) (same letters, but last two transposed), while his comment (f. 357b) gives ye cannot bear it.


John xvi. 13.


Or, And.


The Syriac words for remind and lead differ only in the length of a single stroke.  Ibn-at-Tayyib (ibid. f. 357b) almost seems to have read illumine you with, although he calls attention to the “Greek” reading.


John xvi. 14.


John xvi. 15.


Same tense.


Same tense.

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