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

2 "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

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

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

5 "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

6 "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

7 "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

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

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

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

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 "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

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

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 "If you look to heaven, the Lord is there; if you take thought of the sea's deep and all the under-earth, the Lord is there." Psalms of Solomon, ch. LXVI, v. 5

16 "All souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the world." Secrets of Enoch, ch. XXIII, v. 2b

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 "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

19 "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

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

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

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

23 "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

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