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The Diatessaron of Tatian (Cont.)

The Text of the Diatessaron. (Cont.)

Section XXIX.

1 Verily I say unto you, It is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Mat_19:23 2 heaven. And I say unto you also, that it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of Mat_19:24 3 a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. And the disciples were wondering at these sayings. And Jesus answered and said unto them again, My children, how hard it is for those that rely on their possessions to enter the Mar_10:24 4 kingdom of God! And those that were listening wondered more, and said amongst Mar_10:26 5 themselves, being agitated,1 Who, thinkest thou, can be saved? And Jesus looked at them intently, and said unto them, With men this is not possible, but with God it is: Mar_10:27 6 Arabic p. 111 it is possible for God to do everything. Simon Cephas said unto him, Lo, we have left everything, and followed thee; what is it, thinkest thou, that we Luk_18:28 Mat_19:27 7 shall have? Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, Ye that have followed me, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also Mat_19:28 8 shall sit on twelve thrones, and shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel. Verily I say unto you, No man leaveth houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or kinsfolk, or lands, because of the kingdom of God, or for my Mar_10:29 9 sake, and the sake of my gospel, who shall not obtain2 many times as much in this Luk_18:30 10 time, and in the world to come inherit eternal life: and now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecution; Mar_10:30 11 and in the world to come everlasting life. Many that are first shall be last,3 and that are last shall be first. Mar_10:31 12 And when the Pharisees heard all this, because of their love for wealth they Luk_16:14 13 scoffed at him. And Jesus knew what was in their hearts, and said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves before men; while God knows your hearts: the thing that is lofty with men is base before God. Luk_16:15 14 And he began to say, A certain man was rich, and wore silk and purple, and en- Luk_16:19 15 joyed himself every day in splendour: and there was a poor man named Lazarus, and Luk_16:20 16 he was cast down at the door of the rich man, afflicted with sores, and he longed to fill his belly with the crumbs that fell from the table of that rich man; yea, Luk_16:21 17 Arabic p. 112 even4 the dogs used to come and lick his sores. And it happened that that poor man died, and the angels conveyed him into the bosom of Abraham: and the Luk_16:22 18 rich man also died, and was buried. And while he was being tormented in Hades, Luk_16:23 19 he lifted up his eyes from afar, and saw Abraham with5 Lazarus in his bosom. And he called with a loud voice, and said, My father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to wet the tip of his finger with water, and moisten my tongue Luk_16:24 20 for me; for, behold, I am burned in this flame. Abraham said unto him, My son, remember that thou receivedst thy good things in thy life, and Lazarus his afflic- Luk_16:25 21 tions: but now, behold, he is at rest here, and thou art tormented. And in addition to all this, there is between us and you a great abyss placed, so that they that would cross unto you from hence cannot, nor yet from thence do they cross unto Luk_16:26 22 us. He said unto him, Then I beseech thee, my father, to send him to my father’s Luk_16:27 23 house; for I have five brethren; let him go, that they also sin not,6 and come to Luk_16:28 24 the abode of this torment.7 Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the Luk_16:29 25 prophets; let them hear them. He said unto him, Nay,8 my father Abraham: but Luk_16:30 26 let a man from the dead go unto them, and they will repent. Abraham said unto him, If they listen neither to Moses nor to the prophets, neither if a man from the dead rose would they believe him. Luk_16:31 27 The kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a householder, which went out early Mat_20:1 28 in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. And he agreed with the labourers on Mat_20:2 29 one penny a day for each labourer, and he sent them into his vineyard. And he went Mat_20:3 30 Arabic p. 113 out in three hours, and saw others standing in the market idle. He said unto them, Go ye also into my vineyard, and what is right I will pay you. Mat_20:4 31 And they went. And he went out also at the sixth and the ninth hour, and did like- Mat_20:5 32 wise, and sent them. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said unto them, Why are ye standing the whole day idle? Mat_20:6 33 They said unto him, Because no one hath hired us. He said unto them, Go ye Mat_20:7 34 also into the vineyard, and what is right ye shall receive. So when evening came, the lord of the vineyard said unto his steward, Call the labourers, and pay them Mat_20:8 35 their wages; and begin with the later ones, and end with the former ones. And Mat_20:9 36 those of eleven hours9 came, and received each a penny. When therefore the first came, they supposed that they should receive something more; and they also Mat_20:10 37 received each a penny. And when they received it, they spake angrily against the Mat_20:11 38 householder, and said, These last worked one hour, and thou hast made them equal Mat_20:12 39 with us, who have suffered the heat of the day, and its burden. He answered and said unto one of them, My friend, I do thee no wrong: was it not for a penny that Mat_20:13 40 thou didst bargain with me? Take what is thine, and go thy way; for I wish to Mat_20:14 41 give this last as I have given thee. Or am I not entitled to do with what is mine10 Mat_20:15 42 what I choose? Or is thine eye perchance evil, because I am good? Thus shall the last ones be first, and the first last. The called are many, and the chosen are few. Mat_20:16 43 And when Jesus entered into the house of one of the chiefs of the Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, and they were watching him to see what he would Luk_14:1 44, 45 do, and there was before him a man which had the dropsy, Jesus answered and Luk_14:2 Luk_14:3 46 Arabic p. 114 said unto the scribes and the Pharisees, Is it lawful on the sabbath to heal? But they were silent. So he took him, and healed him, and sent him away. Luk_14:4 47 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have his son or his ox fall on the sabbath day into a well, and not lift him up straightway, and draw water for Luk_14:5 48 him? And they were not able to answer him a word to that. Luk_14:6


1 cf. note, Section 1, 142. As. Borgian ms. omits being agitated.

2 Lit. meet with; or, be recompensed with.

3 The Arabic words are not so strong.

4 Or, so that.

5 Or, and.

6 The Syriac and Arabic versions here agree with the Greek. For a plausible suggestion as to the origin of the strange reading in the text, see Harris, The Diatessaron of Tatian, p. 21, who cites a parallel from Aphraates.

7 This may be simply a corruption of the Peshitta.

8 Or, Surely. The word is omitted by Borgian ms.

9 i.e., probably the eleventh hour cf. Section 21, 10.

10 Lit. my thing.

Section XXX.

1 And he spake a parable unto those which were bidden there, because he saw Luk_14:7 2 them choose the places that were in the highest part of the sitting room: When a man invites thee to a feast, do not go and sit at the head of the room; lest there Luk_14:8 3 be there a man more honourable than thou, and he that invited you come and say unto thee, Give the place to this man: and thou be ashamed when thou risest and Luk_14:9 4 takest1 another place. But when thou art invited, go and sit last; so that when he that invited thee cometh, he may say unto thee, My friend, go up higher: and Luk_14:10 5 thou shalt have praise before all that were invited with thee. For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and every one that abaseth himself shall be exalted. Luk_14:11 6 And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a feast a or a banquet,2 do not invite thy friends, nor even thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor thy Luk_14:12 7 rich neighbours; lest haply they also invite thee, and thou have this reward. But when thou makest a feast, invite the poor, and those with withered hand, and the Luk_14:13 8 lame, and the blind: and blessed art thou, since they have not the means to reward Luk_14:14 9 thee; that thy reward may be at the rising of the righteous. And when one of them that were invited heard that, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Luk_14:15 10, 11 Arabic p. 115 Jesus answered again in parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven hath been likened to3 a certain king, which made a feast4 for his son, and prepared a Mat_22:1 Mat_22:2 Luk_14:16 12 great banquet,5 and invited many: and he sent his servants at the time of the feast to inform them that were invited, Everything is made ready for you; come. And Luk_14:17 Mat_22:3 13 they would not come, but began all of them with one voice to make excuse. And the first said unto them, Say to him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out Luk_14:18 14 to see it: I pray thee to release6 me, for I ask to be excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them: I pray thee Luk_14:19 15 to release me, for I ask to be excused. And another said, I have married a wife, Luk_14:20 16 and therefore I cannot come. And the king sent also other servants, and said, Say to those that were invited, that my feast is ready, and my oxen and my fatlings are Mat_22:4 17 slain, and everything is ready: come to the feast. But they made light of it, and Mat_22:5 18 went, one to his field, and another to his merchandise: and the rest took his Mat_22:6 19 servants, and entreated them shamefully, and killed them. And one of the servants Luk_14:12 20 came, and informed his lord of what had happened. And when the king heard, he became angry, and sent his armies; and they destroyed those murderers, and Mat_22:7 21 burned their cities. Then he said to his servants, The feast is prepared, but those Mat_22:8 22 that were invited were not worthy. Go out quickly into the markets and into the partings of the ways of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and those with pains, and the lame, and the blind. And the servants did as the king commanded them. Luk_14:21 23 And they came, and said unto him, Our lord, we have done all that thou commandedst Luk_14:22 24 us, and there is here still room. So the lord said unto his servants, Go out into the roads, and the ways, and the paths, and every one that ye find, invite Luk_14:23 Mat_22:9 25 Arabic p. 116 to the feast, and constrain them to enter, till my house is7 filled. I say unto you, that no one of those people that were invited shall taste of my feast. Luk_14:23 Luk_14:24 26 And those servants went out into the roads, and gathered all that they found, good and Mat_22:10 27 bad: and the banquet-house was filled with guests. And the king entered to see those Mat_22:11 28 who were seated, and he saw there a man not wearing a festive garment: and he said unto him, My friend, how didst thou come in here not having on festive garments? Mat_22:12 29 And he was silent. Then the king said to the servants, Bind his hands and his feet, and put him forth into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping and Mat_22:13 30 gnashing of teeth. The called are many; and the chosen, few. Mat_22:14 31 And after that, the time of the feast of unleavened bread of the Jews arrived, Joh_5:1 32 and Jesus went out to go to Jerusalem. And as he went in the way, there met him Luk_17:11 Luk_17:12 33 ten persons who were lepers, and stood afar off: and they lifted up their voice, and Luk_17:13 34 said, Our Master, Jesus, have mercy upon us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go and shew yourselves unto the priests. And when they went, they Luk_17:14 35 were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw himself cleansed, returned, and Luk_17:15 36 was praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face before the feet of Luk_17:16 37 Jesus, giving him thanks: and this man was a Samaritan. Jesus answered and said, Luk_17:17 38 Were not those that were cleansed ten? where then are the nine? Not one of them turned aside to come and praise God, but this man who is of a strange Luk_17:18 39 people. He said unto him, Arise, and go thy way; for thy faith hath given thee life.8 Luk_17:19 40 And while they were going up in the way to Jerusalem, Jesus went in front of them; and they wondered, and followed him fearing. And he took his twelve disciples apart, Mar_10:32 41 Arabic p. 117 and began to tell them privately9 what was about to befall him. And he said unto them, We are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things shall be fulfilled Luk_18:31 42 that are written in the prophets concerning the Son of man. He shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, Mar_10:33 43 and deliver him to the peoples;10 and they shall treat him shamefully, and scourge Mar_10:34 44 him, and spit in his face, and humble him,11 and crucify him, and slay him: and on Luk_18:33 45 the third day he shall rise. But they understood not one thing of this; but this word was hidden from them, and they did not perceive these things that were addressed to them. Luk_18:34 46 Then came near to him the mother of the (two) sons of Zebedee, she and her (two) sons, and worshipped him, and asked of him a certain thing. And he said Mat_20:20 Mat_20:21 47 unto her, What wouldest thou? And James and John, her two sons, came forward, and said unto him, Teacher, we would that all that we ask thou wouldest Mar_10:35 48 do unto us. He said unto them,12 What would ye that I should do unto you? Mar_10:36 49 They said unto him, Grant us that we may sit, the one on thy right, and the other So Mar_10:37 50 on thy left, in thy kingdom and thy glory. And Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am to drink? and with the Mar_10:38 51 baptism that I am to be baptized with, will ye be baptized? And they said unto him, We are able. Jesus said unto them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and Mar_10:39 52 with the baptism wherewith I am baptized ye shall be baptized: but that ye should sit on my right and on my left is not mine to give; but it is for him for whom my Father hath prepared it. Mar_10:40


1 Lit. at thy rising and taking.

2 Practically synonymous words.

3 Borgian ms., is like.

4 Used specially of a marriage feast.

5 Lit: bread, the Syriac word for which not that in the versions means feast.

6 Or, omit.

7 Or, that any house may be.

8 Or, saved thee.

9 Lit. between himself and them.

10 i.e., Gentiles.

11 An obscure expression perhaps it was originally a repetition of the preceding clause. It might be emended into point at him the finger of scorn.

12 Lit. of course the two of them, and so all through the conversation.

Section XXXI.

1 And when the ten heard, they were moved with anger against James and John. Mar_10:41 2 And Jesus called them, and said unto them, Ye know that the rulers of the nations Mar_10:42 3 Arabic p. 118 are their lords; and their great men are set in authority over them. Not thus shall it be amongst you: but he amongst you that would be great, let him be to you a Mar_10:43 4 servant; and whoever of you would be first,1 let him be to every man a Mar_10:44 5 bond-servant: even as the Son of man also came not to be served, but to serve, and Mat_20:28 6 to give himself a ransom in place of the many. He said this, and was going about Luk_13:22 7 the villages and the cities, and teaching; and he went to Jerusalem. And a man asked him, Are those that shall be saved few? Jesus answered and said unto Luk_13:23 8 them, Strive ye to enter at the narrow door: I say unto you now, that many shall Luk_13:24 9 seek to enter, and shall not be able2 - from the time when the master of the house riseth, and closeth the door, and ye shall be standing without, and shall knock at the door, and shall begin to say, Our lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and Luk_13:25 10 say, I say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: and ye shall begin to say, Luk_13:26 11 Before thee we did eat and drink, and in our markets didst thou teach; and he shall say unto you, I know you not whence ye are; depart3 from me, ye servants Luk_13:27 12 of untruth. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, while ye are Luk_13:28 13 put forth without. And they shall come from the east and the west, and from the Luk_13:29 14 north and the south, and shah sit down in the kingdom of God. And there shall then be last that have become first, and first that have become last. Luk_13:30 15, 16 And when Jesus entered and passed through Jericho, there was a man named Zacchæus, Luk_19:1 Luk_19:2 17 rich, and chief of the publicans. And he desired to see Jesus who he was; and he was not able for the pressure of the crowd, because Zacchæus was little of stature. Luk_19:3 18 Arabic p. 119 And he hastened, and went before Jesus, and went up into an unripe fig Luk_19:4 19 tree4 to see Jesus: for he was to pass thus. And when Jesus came to that place, he saw him, and said unto him, Make haste, and come down, Zacchæus: Luk_19:5 20 to-day I must be in thy house. And he hastened, and came down, and received Luk_19:6 21 him joyfully. And when they all saw, they murmured, and said, He hath gone in Luk_19:7 22 and lodged with a man that is a sinner. So Zacchæus stood, and said unto Jesus, My Lord, now half of my possessions I give to the poor, and what I have unjustly Luk_19:8 23 taken5 from every man I give him fourfold. Jesus said unto him, To-day is salvation Luk_19:9 24 come to this house, because this man also is a6 son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and save the thing that was lost. Luk_19:10 25 And when Jesus went out of Jericho, he and his disciples, there came after him Luk_18:35 7 Mat_20:29 26 a great multitude. And there was a blind man sitting by the way side begging. Luk_18:35 27 And his name was Timæus, the son of Timæus. And he heard the sound of the Mar_10:46 Luk_18:36 28 multitude passing, and asked, Who is this? They said unto him, Jesus the Nazarene Luk_18:37 29 passeth by. And when he heard that it was Jesus, he called out with a loud Mar_10:47 Luk_18:38 30 voice, and said, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And those that went before Jesus were rebuking him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried the Luk_18:39 Mar_10:48 31 more, and said, Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded that they should call him. And they called the blind man, and said unto Mar_10:49 32 him, Be of good courage, and rise; for, behold, he calleth thee. And the blind Mar_10:50 33 man threw away his garment, and rose, and came to Jesus. Jesus said unto him, What dost thou wish that I should do unto thee? And that blind man said unto him, My Lord and Master, that my eyes may be opened, so that I may see thee.8 Mar_10:51 34 Arabic p. 120 And Jesus had compassion on him, and touched his eyes, and said unto Mat_20:34 35 him, See; for thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight,9 and came after him, and praised God; and all the people that saw praised God. Luk_18:42 Luk_18:43 36 And he spake a parable because he was nearing10 Jerusalem, and they supposed Luk_19:11 37 that at that time the kingdom of God was about to appear. He said unto them, A man, a son of a great race, went into a far country, to receive a kingdom, and Luk_19:12 38 return. And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten shares, and said unto Luk_19:13 39 them, Trade till the time of my coming. But the people of his city hated him, and Luk_19:14 40 sent messengers after him, and said, We will not that this man reign over us. And when he had received a11 kingdom, and returned, he said that the servants to whom he had given the money should be called unto him, that he might know what each Luk_19:15 41 of them had traded. And the first came, and said, My lord, thy share hath gained Luk_19:16 42 ten shares. The king said unto him, Thou good and faithful servant, who hast Luk_19:17 43 been found faithful in a little, be thou set over ten districts. And the second came, Luk_19:18 44 and said, My lord, thy portion hath gained five portions. And he said unto him Luk_19:19 45 also, And thou shall be set over five districts. And another came, and said, My Luk_19:20 46 lord, here is thy portion, which was with me laid by in a napkin: I feared thee, because thou art a hard man, and takest what thou didst not leave, and seekest Luk_19:21 47 what thou didst not give, and reapest what thou didst not sow. His lord said unto him, From thy mouth shall I judge thee, thou wicked and idle servant, who wast untrustworthy. Thou knewest that I am a hard man, and take what I did not Luk_19:22 48 leave, and reap what I did not sow: why didst thou not put my money at usury, Luk_19:23 49 and so I might come and seek it, with its gains? And he said unto those that were standing in front of him, Take from him the share, and give it to him that hath Luk_19:24 50, 51 Arabic p. 121 ten shares. They said unto him, Our lord, he hath ten shares. He said unto them, I say unto you, Every one that hath shall be given unto; and Luk_19:25 Luk_19:26 52 he that hath not, that which he hath also shall be taken from him. And those mine enemies who would not that I should reign over them, bring them, and slay them before me. Luk_19:27


1 Lit. advanced.

2 Lit. find, like the Syriac

3 This rendering requires the omission of the diacritical point over the middle radical. The text as printed means perish.

4 cf. the extract from Isho’dad Harris, Fragments p. 19.

5 A diacritical point must be restored to the second letter of this word. As it stands it gives no sense.

6 Lit. the.

7 Rather, Mat_20:29 + Mar_10:46

8 cf. Mat_20:33, and Luk_18:41, both in Curetonian.

9 Lit. saw.

10 Or, near.

11 Doubtless a misinterpretation of the Syriac.

Section XXXII.

1 And when Jesus entered Jerusalem, he went up to the temple of God, and found Mat_21:12 Joh_2:14 2 there oxen and sheep and doves. And when he beheld those that sold and those that bought, and the money-changers sitting, 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; and he threw down their money, and upset their tables, and the seats of Mat_21:12 Joh_2:14 Mat_21:12 3 them that sold the doves; 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 Mat_21:13 4 for robbers. And he said unto those that sold the doves, Take this hence, and Joh_2:16 5 make not my Father’s house a house of merchandise. And he suffered not any Mar_11:16 6 one to carry vessels inside the temple. And his disciples remembered the scripture, Joh_2:17 7 The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up. The Jews answered and said unto him, Joh_2:18 8 What sign hast thou shewn us, that thou doest this? Jesus answered and said unto Joh_2:19 9 them, Destroy this temple, and I shall raise it in three days. The Jews said unto him, This temple was built in forty-six years, and wilt thou raise it in three days? Joh_2:20 10 But he spake unto them of the temple of his body, that when1 they destroyed it, he Joh_2:21 11 Arabic p. 122 would raise it in three days. 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. Joh_2:22 12 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 Mar_12:41 13, 14 throwing in much. And there came a poor widow, and cast in two mites. And Jesus called his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor Mar_12:42 Luk_21:3 15 widow cast into the treasury more than all the people: and all of these cast into the place of the offering of God2 of the superfluity of their wealth; while this woman of her want threw in all that she possessed. Mar_12:44 16 And he spake unto them this parable, concerning people who trusted in them- Luk_18:9 17 selves that they are righteous, and despised every man: Two men went up to the Luk_18:10 18 temple to pray; one of them a Pharisee, and the other a publican. And the Pharisee stood apart,3 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; Luk_18:11 19, 20 but I fast two days a week, and tithe all my possessions.4 And the publican was standing at a distance, and he would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but was Luk_18:12 Luk_18:13 21 beating upon his breast, and saying, O Lord, have mercy on me, me the sinner. 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. Luk_18:14 22 Arabic p. 123 And when eventide was come, he left all the people, and went outside the Mar_11:19 Mat_21:17 23 city to Bethany, he and his twelve, and he remained there. And all the people, because they knew the place, came to him, and he received them; and them that Luk_9:11 24 had need of healing he healed. And on the morning of the next day, when he returned Mar_11:12 25 to the city from Bethany, he hungered. And he saw a5 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 - it6 was not Mar_11:13 26 the season of figs - and he said unto it, Henceforward for ever let no man eat fruit of thee. And his disciples heard. Mar_11:14 27 And they came to Jerusalem. And there was there a man of the Pharisees, Mar_11:15 Joh_3:1 28 named Nicodemus, ruler of the Jews. 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 Joh_3:2 29 with. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, If a man Joh_3:3 30 be not born a second time, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man who is old be born? can he, think you, return again to Joh_3:4 31 his mother’s womb a second time, to enter and be born? Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, If a man be not born of water and the Spirit, Joh_3:5 32 he cannot enter the kingdom of God. For he that is born of flesh is flesh; and he that