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 28012801 Matt. xxiii. 34.Therefore, behold, I, the wisdom of God, am sending unto you prophets, and apostles, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall slay and crucify; and some of them ye shall beat in your synagogues, and persecute28022802 cf. 8, 34. from city to  city: 28032803 Matt. xxiii. 35.that there may come on you all the blood of the righteous that hath been poured upon the ground28042804 Or, earth. from the blood of Abel the pure to the blood of Zachariah the son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the temple28052805 Or, sanctuary. and the altar.  28062806 Matt. xxiii. 36.Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.28072807 See § 1, 49, note.
 [Arabic, p. 155] 28082808 Matt. xxiii. 37.O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, slayer of the prophets, and stoner of them that are sent unto her! how many times did I wish to gather thy children, as  a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 28092809 Matt. xxiii. 38.Your house shall  be left over you desolate. 28102810 Matt. xxiii. 39.Verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
 28112811 John xii. 42.And many of the rulers also believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they  were not confessing him, lest they be put28122812 Lit. become. out of the synagogue: 28132813 John xii. 43.and they loved  the praise of men more than the praising of God. 28142814 John xii. 44.And Jesus cried and said,  Whosoever believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent me. 28152815 John xii. 45.And  whosoever seeth me hath seen him that sent me. 28162816 John xii. 46.I am come a light28172817 The text as it stands ought to mean I am a light. I am come; but it is a word-for-word reproduction of the Peshitta, and should therefore doubtless be rendered as above. into the  world, and so every one that believeth in me abideth not in the darkness. 28182818 John xii. 47.And whosoever heareth my sayings, and keepeth them not, I judge him not: for I came  not to judge the world, but to give the world life.28192819 Or, to save the world (cf. § 1, 78, note). 28202820 John xii. 48.Whosoever wrongeth28212821 See § 20, 28, note. me, and receiveth not my sayings, there is one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, it  shall judge him at the last day. 28222822 John xii. 49.I from myself did not speak: but the Father which sent me, he hath given me commandment,28232823 Not the same word. what I should say, and what I  should speak; and I know that his commandment28242824 Not the same word. is eternal life. 28252825 John xii. 50.The things that I say now, as my Father hath said unto me, even so I say.
 28262826 Luke xi. 53.And when he said that unto them, the scribes and Pharisees began their evil-doing, being angry with him, and finding fault with his sayings, and harassing28272827 So Ciasca, following Vat. ms. The true reading, however, is probably that underlying the Borg. ms. If we restore diacritical points to the radical letters we get deceiving (cf. § 41, 31), an alternative meaning (or the word laying wait for, used in the Peshitta. The Arabic follows the Peshitta very closely in this and the following verse. him  in many things; 28282828 Luke xi. 54.seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might be able to calumniate him.
 28292829 Luke xii. 1.And when there gathered together myriads of great multitudes, which almost trode [Arabic, p. 156] one upon another, Jesus began to say unto his disciples, Preserve yourselves  from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 28302830 Luke xii. 2.For there is nothing  concealed, that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. 28312831 Luke xii. 3.Everything that ye have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye have spoken secretly in the ears in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed on the roofs.
[21, 22] 28322832 John xii. 36b.This said Jesus, and he went and hid himself from them. 28332833 John xii. 37.But notwithstanding  his having done all these signs before them, they believed not in him: 28342834 John xii. 38.that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, who said,
My Lord, who is he that hath believed to hear us?
And the arm of the Lord, to whom hath it appeared?
That they may not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart,
So that I should heal them.
 28382838 Matt. xxiv. 1.And when Jesus went out of the temple, certain of his disciples came forward  to shew28392839 Or, and shewed. him the buildings of the temple, 28402840 Mark xiii. 1b; Luke xxi. 5b.and its beauty and greatness, and the strength of the stones that were laid in it, and the elegance of its building, and that  it was adorned with noble stones and beautiful colours. 28412841 Matt. xxiv. 2a.Jesus answered and said  unto them, See ye these great buildings? 28422842 Luke xix. 43a; Luke xix. 44b [or rather Matt. xxiv. 2b, or Mark xiii. 2b].verily I say unto you, Days will come, when there shall not be left here a stone upon another, that shall not be cast down.
 28432843 Mark xiv. 1.And two days before28442844 Lit. before two days would be (cf. Sin. and above, § 39, 1, note). the passover of unleavened bread, the chief priests and  the scribes sought how they might take him by deceit,28452845 cf. § 41, 16, note. and kill him: 28462846 Mark xiv. 2.and they said, It shall not be at the feast, lest the people be agitated.
 28472847 Mark xiii. 3.And when Jesus sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, his disciples, Simon Cephas and James and John and Andrew, came forward unto him, and said unto him  between themselves and him, 28482848 Luke xxi. 7b; Matt. xxiv. 3b.Teacher, tell us when that shall be, and what is the sign  [Arabic, p. 157] of thy coming and the end of the world. 28492849 Matt. xxiv. 4a; Luke xvii. 22b; Matt. xxiv. 4b.Jesus answered and said unto them, Days will come, when ye shall long to see one of the days of the Son of [36, 37] 28502850 Matt. xxiv. 5a.man, and shall not behold. 28512851 Luke xxi. 8b.Take heed lest any man lead you astray. Many shall  come in my name, and say, I am the Messiah; 28522852 Mark xiii. 6b; Luke xxi. 8c.and they shall say, The time is come  near, and shall lead many astray: go not therefore after them. 28532853 Mark xiii. 7a; Matt. xxiv. 7b; Luke xxi. 9b.And when ye hear of wars and tidings of insurrections, see to it, be28542854 Or, that ye be, if we suppose the present text to have resulted from the loss of the second of two alifs. not agitated: for these things must  first be; only the end is not yet come. 28552855 Matt. xxiv. 7a.Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom  against kingdom: 28562856 Luke xxi. 11.and great earthquakes shall be in one place and another, and there shall be famines and deaths and agitations: and there shall be fear and terror and great signs that28572857 Or, omit that. shall appear from heaven, and there shall be great [42, 43] storms 28582858 Matt. xxiv. 8.All these things are the beginning of travail. 28592859 Luke xxi. 12.But before all of that, they shall lay hands upon you, and persecute you, and deliver you unto the synagogues  and into prisons, and bring you before kings and judges for my name’s sake. 28602860 Luke xxi. 13.And  that shall be unto you for a witness. 28612861 Mark xiii. 10.But first must my gospel be preached unto all  nations. 28622862 Luke xii. 11.And when they bring you into the synagogues before the rulers and the authorities, be not anxious beforehand how ye shall answer for yourselves, or what ye [47, 48] shall say: 28632863 Mark xiii. 11b.because it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit. 28642864 Luke xxi. 14.Lay it to your heart, not  [Arabic, p. 158] to be anxious before the time what ye shall say: 28652865 Luke xxi. 15.and I shall28662866 The Arabic text lacks a letter. give you understanding and wisdom,28672867 Borg. ms. reads you the fruits of wisdom. which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay.  28682868 Matt. xxiv. 9.And then shall they deliver you unto constraint, and shall kill you: and ye shall be  hated of all nations because of my name. 28692869 Matt. xxiv. 30.And then shall many go astray,28702870 See § 25, 17, note. and they  shall hate one another, and deliver one another unto death. 28712871 Luke xxi. 16.And your parents, and your brethren, and your kinsfolk, and your friends shall deliver you up, and shall [53, 54] slay some of you. 28722872 Luke xxi. 18.But a lock of hair from your heads shall not perish. 28732873 Luke xxi. 19.And by  your patience ye shall gain28742874 Or, possess. your souls. 28752875 Matt. xxiv. 11.And many men,28762876 So the Arabic text; but it doubtless simply represents the Syriac, which here agrees with the Greek. false prophets, shall arise,  and lead many astray. 28772877 Matt. xxiv. 12.And because of the abounding of iniquity, the love of many  shall wax cold. 28782878 Matt. xxiv. 13.But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. 28792879 Matt. xxiv. 14.And  this, the28802880 So the Arabic text; but it doubtless simply represents the Syriac, which here agrees with the Greek. gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in all the world for a testimony to all nations; and then shall come the end of all.
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