Testament of Zebulun 5:11

Pseudepigrapha (Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs)

I And now, my children, I bid you to keep the commands of the Lord, and to show mercy to your neighbours, and to have compassion towards all, not towards men only, but also towards, beasts. For all this thing's sake the Lord blessed me, and when all my brethren were sick, I escaped without sickness, for the Lord knoweth the purposes of each. Have, therefore, compassion in your hearts, my children, because even as a man doeth to his neighbour, even so also will the Lord do to him. For the sons of my brethren were sickening and were dying on account of Joseph, because they showed not mercy in their hearts; but my sons were preserved without sickness, as ye know. And when I was in the land of Canaan, by the sea-coast, I made a catch of fish for Jacob my father; and when many were choked in the sea, I continued unhurt. Source

Date: 100 B.C.E. - 100 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

James 2:13

New Testament

10 For the one who obeys the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a violator of the law. 12 Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. 13 For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment. Source

Date: 80-90 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Chilton, Bruce Authenticating the Words of Jesus (p. 448) Brill, 2002

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Chilton, Bruce Authenticating the Words of Jesus (p. 448) Brill, 2002

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