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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 "God's will is perfection." Odes of Solomon, Ode 18, v. 10

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

3 "Let our faces shine in His light: and let our hearts meditate in His love by night and by day." Odes of Solomon, Ode 41, v. 6

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

5 "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

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

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

8 "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

9 "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

10 "There is no other except the Lord, neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in the very lowest places." Secrets of Enoch, ch. XLVII, v. 4b

11 "Our works are subject to our own choice and power, to do right or wrong in the works of our hands." Psalms of Solomon, Psalm IX

12 "The times demand you, as the pilots the winds; and he that is tossed in a tempest, the haven where he would be; that you may attain unto God." The Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp, ch. I, v. 11

13 "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

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

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

16 "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

17 "Behold! The Lord is our mirror: open the eyes and see them in Him: and learn the manner of your face." Odes of Solomon, Ode 13, v. 1

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

19 "Fill waters for yourselves from the living fountain of the Lord, for it is opened to you." Odes of Solomon, Ode 30, v. 1

20 "There is nothing that is without the Lord." Odes of Solomon, Ode 16, v. 18

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

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

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

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

25 "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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite