Jun 7th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Finaly found one of my favorite "bible verses" of all time:
From chapter 35:
"And Jesus was eight years old, and he left Jericho and went toward the Jordan. And there was beside the road, near the bank of the Jordan, a cave in which a liones was feeding her cubs; no one could take the road with safety. Now Jesus, coming from Jericho and having learned that a lioness had given birth in that cave, entered it within sight of everyone. But as soon as the lions saw him, they ran to meet him and worshiped him. And Jesus sat down in the cave, and the cubs ran this way and that around his feet, caressing him and playing with him. The old lions, however, remained at a distance with their heads bowed; they worshiped him and slowly wagged their tails before him. Then the people, standing far from the cave and not seeing Jesus, said, 'If he or his parents had not committed great sins, he would not have offered himself to the lions.' And while the people were having these thoughts and feeling overwhelmed with sadness, suddenly, in the presence of all, Jesus came out of the cave, with the lions preceding him and the cubs playing at his feet. His parents stood far off, because of the lions, and did not dare to join them. Then Jesus said to the people, 'How much better than you are wild beasts, which recognize their Master and glorify him, while you, men, created in the image and knowledge of God, do not know him. Beasts recognize me and become meek; men see me and do not recognize me.' "
From Chapter 36:
"After this, Jesus crossed the Jordan with the lions in the sight of all, and the water of the Jordan parted to the left and to the right. Then he said to the lions in such a way as to be heard by all, 'Go in peace and do not harm to anyone; but let no one harm you until you have returned to the place from which you came.' And the lions saluted him, not with their voices, but with the attitude of their bodies, and went back into the cave. And Jesus returned to his mother."
translated from the Latin version of Saint Jerome
8 year old Jesus talking down to humans, kicking it with lions whom he encourages to defend themselves (if necessary) and doing the old water parting trick (sans staff, eat it Moses), missing years Jesus rocks! also schooling the scholars is swell as well.