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The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden
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Early works excluded from the official cannon, including the Psalms and Odes of Solomon, The Shepherd of Hermas, the Books of Adam and Eve, and The Secrets of Enoch

1 "Be merciful and you shall obtain mercy; forgive, and you will be forgiven: as you do, so shall it be done unto you: as you give, so shall it be given unto you: as you judge, so shall you be judged;…..with what measure you mete, with the same shall it be measured to you again." First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, ch. VII, v. 4

2 "Jesus said, My Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Gospel of Nicodemus, ch. 7, v. 4

3 "Jesus replied,…Everyone has the command of his own tongue, to speak both good and bad, let him look to it." The Gospel of Nicodemus, ch. 2, v. 5

4 "When you are desirous to do well, God is ready to help you." The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrneans, ch. III, v. 19

5 "By weight, and measure, and rule was all the creation made." The Testament of Naphtali, ch. I, v. 15b

6 "Sow good things in your souls, that you may find them in your life." Testament of Levi, ch. IV, v. 6

7 "Cast all your cares upon the Lord, and he will direct them. Believe in God…because he can do all things." The Shepherd of Hermas, Vision IV, v. 21

8 "Love every one with an undivided heart." The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians, ch. III, v. 8

9 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged; forgive and you shall be forgiven; be merciful, and you shall obtain mercy; for with the same measure that you mete withal, it shall be measured to you again." The Epistle of Polycarp to the Phillipians, ch. 1, v. 10b

10 "Let your love be multiplied from the heart and even to the lips, to bring forth fruit to the Lord, living fruit, holy fruit, and to talk with watchfulness in His light." Odes of Solomon, Ode 8, v. 2, 3

11 "Every soul is according to number.." Secrets of Enoch, ch. LVII, v. 7

12 "And I swear to you, yes, yes, that there has been no one in his mother's womb, but that already before, even to each one there is a place prepared for the repose of that soul." [modernized] Secrets of Enoch, ch. XLIX, v. 4

13 "The Lord…created every man after His own image." Testament of Naphtali, ch. I, v. 17

14 "Let us contemplate, beloved, the resurrection that is continually made before our eyes. Day and night manifest a resurrection to us. The night lies down, and the day arises: again the day departs, and the night comes on. Let us behold the fruits of the earth. Everyone sees how the seed is sown. The sower goes forth, and casts it upon the earth; and the seed which when it was sown fell upon the earth dry and naked, in time dissolves. And from the dissolution, the great power of the Lord raises it again; and of one seed many arise, and bring forth fruit." First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, ch. Xi, vs. 17-20

15 "According to His excellent beauty He hath made me." Odes of Solomon, Ode 15, v. 7

16 "Be in all things wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove." The Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp, ch. I, v. 8b

17 "God says, Let us make man in our image, after our own likeness." First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, ch. XIV, v. 8

18 "It is God who works in you." The Epistle of Paul to the Laodiceans, v. 11

19 "God truly dwells in our house, that is, in us." The General Epistle of Barnabas, ch. XIII, v. 21

20 "There is one God who created and framed all things…into a being." The Second Book of Hermas, Command I, v. 1

21 "He created man in the likeness of his own form, and put into him eyes to see, and ears to hear, and heart to reflect." Secrets of Enoch, ch. LXV, v. 2

22 "It is profitable for you to live in an unblameable unity, that you may always have a fellowship with God." The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians, ch. I, v. 17

23 "The Scripture says concerning us,…'Let us make man after our likeness and similitude." Epistle of Barnabas, ch. V, v. 12

24 "The spirit of the Lord is a candle, searching out the inward parts…Let us therefore consider how near he is to us; and how none of our thoughts, or reasonings which we frame within ourelves, are hid from him…For he is the searcher of the thoughts and counsels of the heart; whose breath is in us." First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, vs. 2,3,14

25 "Pray for all the saints: pray also for kings, and all that are in authority; and for those who persecute you, and hate you….that your fruit may be manifest in all." The Epistle of Polycarp to the Phillipians, ch. IV, v. 12

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite