1. In the Borgian Ms.
In the name of the one God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, to him be the glory forever. We shall begin, with the help of God most high, the writing of the pure gospel, the blooming garden, called Diatessaron (a word meaning |fourfold|), the work compiled by Titianus the Greek out of the four evangelists -- Matthew the elect, whose symbol is M, Mark the chosen, whose symbol is R, Luke the approved, whose symbol is K, and John the beloved, whose symbol is H. The work was translated from Syriac into Arabic by the excellent and learned priest Abu'l Faraj Abdulla ibn-at-Tayyib, may God grant him his favour. He began with the first of And he said: The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus the Son of the living God. John: In the beginning, etc.
2. In the Vatican ms.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, giver of life, the God that is one in substance in his essence, and three in persons in his attributes. The first of his Gospel is He began the first of his Gospel with Mark. And he said: The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus the Son of the living God. John: In the beginning, etc.