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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 "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

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

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

4 "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

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 "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

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

8 "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

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

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

12 "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

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

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

15 "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

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

18 "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

19 "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

20 "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

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

24 "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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite