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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 "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

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

3 "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

4 "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

5 "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

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

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

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

9 "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

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

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

14 "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

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

16 "In the day when God created man, he implanted in him his passions and inclinations, and also, at the very same time, set the mind on a throne amidst the senses to be his sacred guide in all things." 4th Book of Maccabees, ch. I, v. 48

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

18 "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

19 "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

20 "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

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

22 "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

23 "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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite