|The Gospel of Thomas and 1 Timothy
Side by Side with Key Word Connections
What may be the Original Gospel of Christ commonly known as The Gospel of Thomas
is aligned with 1 Timothy comparing connections in thought, word, and rhetoric.
Then deeper insights are revealed through the comparison and contrast of these two aligned scriptures.
Gospel of Thomas
Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
1 Timothy (KJV)
Perhaps written while meditating on the
Original Gospel of Christ
are the secret sayings
living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas
||(1:1) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ,|
|The living Jesus||Paul|
|Didymos Judas Thomas||Jesus Christ... Jesus Christ|
And he said, "Whoever
the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
which is our hope;
1:2 Unto Timothy,
my own son in the faith:
|Not experience death||Our hope|
Jesus said, "Let him who
seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled.
When he becomes troubled,
he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."
||(1:2b) Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.|
|The All||Jesus Christ|
|(3) Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."||(1:3)
As I besought
thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia,
that thou mightest charge
some that they teach no other doctrine,
|If those who lead you say to you... If they say to you||Charge some that they teach no other doctrine|
|The kingdom... the kingdom||Macedonia = "extended land"|
Jesus said, "The
man old in days
will not hesitate to ask
a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live.
For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and
heed to fables and endless
genealogies, which minister questions,
|The man old in days||Endless genealogies|
Jesus said, "Recognize what
is in your sight,
and that which
is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is
which will not become manifest."
rather than godly
|What is in your sight||Godly edifying|
|Which is hidden... hidden||Which is in faith|
His disciples questioned him
and said to him, "Do
you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet
shall we observe?"
Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."
1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out
of a pure heart,
and of a
good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
|Do... do not... do not do||Do|
|All things are plain in the sight of heaven||A pure heart... a good conscience|
|Hidden... nothing covered will remain without being uncovered||Faith unfeigned|
|(7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."||(1:6)
From which some
having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law;
understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
|The lion...the lion||Teachers of the law|
|Consumed... consumes||Vain jangling|
(8) And he said, "The man is
like a wise
fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up
from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman
found a fine
large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea
and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear,
let him hear."
But we know
the law is good, if a man use
it lawfully; 1:9 Knowing
this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,
|A wise fisherman... a wise fisherman||A man... a righteous man|
|Wise... wise||Know... Knowing|
|A fine large fish||A righteous man|
Jesus said, "Now the sower
went out, took a handful (of seeds), and
scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds
came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root
in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they
choked the seed(s)
ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit:
it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."
but for the
for the ungodly
and for sinners,
of fathers and murderers
of mothers, for manslayers,
1:10 For whoremongers,
for them that
defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,
persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary
|Seeds... seed(s)||Sound doctrine|
|The birds... worms||The lawless... disobedient... the ungodly... sinners... unholy... profane... murderers... murderers... manslayers... whoremongers... them that defile... menstealers... liars... perjured persons|
Jesus said, "I have cast fire
the world, and see,
guarding it until it blazes."
According to the
of the blessed God, which
was committed to my trust.
|Fire... see... blazes||The glorious gospel|
|I am guarding it||Which was committed to my trust|
Jesus said, "This heaven
will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not
alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what
is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell
in the light, what
will you do? On the day when you were one you became
two. But when you become two, what will you do?"
And I thank
Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me,
that he counted
me faithful, putting
me into the ministry;
|When you come to dwell in the light||Putting me into the ministry|
|What will you do?... what will you do?||Enabled|
|You were one you became two||He counted me|
The disciples said to Jesus,
"We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."
was before a
blasphemer, and a persecutor, and
injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it
ignorantly in unbelief.
|Who is to be our leader?||Who was before a blasphemer|
|The righteous||A persecutor, and injurious|
Jesus said to his disciples,
"Compare me to someone and tell
I am like."
Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
Thomas said to him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like."
Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up.
And the grace
of our Lord
was exceeding abundant with faith and love which
is in Christ
1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
|Whom I am like... whom you are like||Of whom I am chief|
|Tell me... incapable of saying... What did Jesus say to you?... I tell you... he told me||This is a faithful saying|
|A righteous angel||Christ Jesus|
|Philosopher||Love... Christ Jesus|
|Master... master||Lord... Jesus Christ|
|The bubbling spring||Life everlasting|
|Pick up stones and throw them at me||Obtained mercy|
|Come out of the stones||Came into the world|
|A fire... burn you up||Save sinners|
Jesus said to them, "If you
fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you
will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits.
you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive
you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick among them.
For what goes into your mouth will not defile you,
but that which issues from your mouth - it is that which will defile you."
the King eternal,
immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be
and glory for
ever and ever. Amen.
|Your spirits||Eternal, immortal, invisible... glory for ever|
Jesus said, "When you see one
who was not born of
yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your
This charge I commit
|One who was not born of woman||Son|
|Prostrate yourselves||Commit unto thee|
Jesus said, "Men think,
perhaps, that it is peace
which I have come to cast upon the world. They do not know that it is dissension
which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For
there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two
against three, the father against the son, and the son against the
father. And they will stand solitary."
which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
|Peace... dissension... war||War... warfare|
Jesus said, "I shall give
you what no eye
has seen and
what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and
what has never occurred to the
and a good
which some having put
away concerning faith have
|Give||Holding... put away|
|What no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched||Faith... faith|
|The human mind||A good conscience|
The disciples said to Jesus,
"Tell us how our
end will be."
Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
Of whom is Hymenaeus
whom I have
|Our end... the end?... where the beginning is, there will the end be... he will know the end||Hymenaeus =
"belonging to marriage". In marriage the end and the beginning are
joined in one.
|Have you||I have|
|Not experience death||Alexander =
I.e. To save from the experience of death
|Experience death||Delivered unto Satan|
Jesus said, "Blessed is he
who came into being
before he came into being. If you become my disciples
and listen to
my words, these stones will minister to you. For there are
five trees for you in Paradise which remain undisturbed summer and
winter and whose leaves do not fall. Whoever becomes
acquainted with them will not experience death."
not to blaspheme. 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of
all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
giving of thanks, be made for all men;
|He who came into being before he came into being||All men|
|Become my disciples... listen to my words, these stones... Whoever becomes acquainted||They may learn|
The disciples said to Jesus,
"Tell us what the
kingdom of heaven is like."
He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky."
are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable
life in all godliness and honesty.
|The kingdom of heaven||Kings, and... all that are in authority|
Mary said to Jesus,
your disciples like?"
He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their presence in order to let them have back their field and to give it back to them. Therefore I say, if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him dig through into his house of his domain to carry away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."
For this is
good and acceptable in
the sight of God our Saviour;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
|Whom... Whoever||Who... Who|
|Children||All men... men... the man|
|Come... coming... comes... come to you||Come|
|Give it back to them||One mediator... gave himself a ransom|
|Knows... you expect... understanding||Knowledge|
|Will (surely) materialize||In the sight of God|
|When the grain ripened||In due time|
Jesus saw infants being
suckled. He said to his
disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who
enter the kingdom."
They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"
Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."
Whereunto I am
preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and
lie not;) a
teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
|His disciples||A preacher, and an apostle... a teacher|
|Make the two one||The truth|
|Make the inside like the outside||Pray every where|
|Male... male... male||Men... gold|
|Female... female female||Women... pearls|
|In the place of... in place of||in Christ... in modest apparel|
Jesus said, "I shall choose
you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand
as a single one."
||(2:10) But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.|
|They shall stand||Professing godliness|
His disciples said to him,
"Show us the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek
He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness."
Let the woman learn
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor
to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
|Whoever has ears, let him hear||Learn in silence... be in silence|
|He lights up the whole world||Teach|
|(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."||(2:13) For Adam was first formed,
|The pupil of your eye||Was first formed|
|(26) Jesus said, "You see the mote in
brother's eye, but you do not see the beam in your own
eye. When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see
clearly to cast the
mote from your
||(2:14) And Adam was
not deceived, but the
woman being deceived was in the transgression.
|The mote... the mote||Adam|
|Your brother... your brother||The woman|
|(27) <Jesus said,>
"If you do not fast
as regards the world, you will not find the kingdom.
If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the father."
she shall be
saved in childbearing,
if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
|Fast as regards the world||Sobriety|
|Find the kingdom||Shall be saved|
|(28) Jesus said, "I took my place
in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all
of them intoxicated;
I found none of them thirsty.
And my soul became afflicted for the sons of men, because they are
blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into
the world, and empty
too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they
When they shake
off their wine, then they will repent."
||(3:1) This is
a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop,
he desireth a good work.
3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
|I took my place||The office of a bishop|
|Intoxicated... thirsty... intoxicated... shake off their wine||Sober... Not given to wine|
|Empty too they seek to leave the world||Not covetous|
Jesus said, "If the flesh
came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if
spirit came into being because of the body,
it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth
has made its home
in this poverty."
||(3:4) One that ruleth
well his own
house, having his children in
subjection with all gravity;
3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
|Flesh came into being||Children|
|The body... home||His own house... his own house|
|(30) Jesus said, "Where there are
they are gods.
Where there are two
I am with him."
||(3:5b) how shall he
take care of the
church of God?)
|Three... two... one||The church|
|(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted
in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
||(3:6) Not a novice,
|No prophet is accepted||Not a novice|
|(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain
and fortified cannot fall,
nor can it be hidden."
||(3:6b) lest being lifted up
with pride he fall
into the condemnation of the devil.
|Built on a high mountain||Being lifted up|
|(33) Jesus said, "Preach from
your housetops that
which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp
and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but
rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters
and leaves will see its light."
||(3:7) Moreover he must
have a good
report of them which are without; lest he fall into
reproach and the snare of the devil.
|That which you will hear in your ear||A good report|
|Everyone who enters||He fall into|
|(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man
leads a blind
man, they will both fall into a pit."
||(3:8) Likewise must
the deacons be grave, not doubletongued,
not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
|A blind man... a blind man||Doubletongued... greedy of filthy lucre|
|(35) Jesus said, "It is not
possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by
force unless he binds
his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house."
||(3:9) Holding the mystery of
the faith in a pure conscience.
|Binds his hands||Holding the mystery of
[I.e. Make two (hands) into one]
|(36) Jesus said, "Do not be
concerned from morning
and from evening
about what you
||(3:10) And let these
be proved; then
let them use the
office of a deacon,
|Morning... ... morning||First|
|What you will wear||The office of a deacon|
|(37) His disciples said, "When will you become
revealed to us and when shall we see you?"
Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid"
|(3:10b) being found blameless.
3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
|When will you become revealed||Being found|
|Without being ashamed||Being found blameless... grave
(Grave = "venerated for character, worthy of respect")
|Your garments||Their wives|
|You will not be afraid||Faithful|
|(38) Jesus said, "Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from. There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me."||(3:12) Let the deacons
be the husbands of one
|(39) Jesus said, "The pharisees
and the scribes have taken
the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them. They
not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those
who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as
their children and their
own houses well.
|Taken the keys||Ruling|
|Have not entered... enter||Their own houses|
|(40) Jesus said, "A grapevine has
been planted outside of the father, but being unsound, it
will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."
||(3:13) For they that
have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good
|(41) Jesus said, "Whoever has something
in his hand
will receive more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the
little he has."
||(3:13b) and great boldness in the
faith which is in Christ Jesus.
|Whoever has something||Great boldness in the
[I.e. "they... purchase to themselves... great boldness"]
|In his hand||In the faith... in Christ Jesus|
|(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."
||(3:14) These things
write I unto thee, hoping to come unto
3:15 But if I tarry long,
|(43) His disciples said to him, "Who are you, that you
should say these things to us?"
< Jesus said to them,> "You do not realize who I am from what I say to you, but you have become like the Jews, for they (either) love the tree and hate its fruit (or) love the fruit and hate the tree."
mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the
house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar
of the truth.
|Who are you, that you should||Thou mayest know how thou oughtest|
|What I say to you||The truth|
|The Jews||The church|
|The tree...the tree||The pillar|
|Fruit... the fruit||Ground|
|(44) Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes
father will be forgiven,
and whoever blasphemes
against the son
will be forgiven,
but whoever blasphemes
holy spirit will not be forgiven
either on earth
or in heaven."
||(3:16) And without
controversy great is the
mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the
Spirit, seen of angels, preached
unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
received up into
|Blsphemes... blasphemes... blasphemes||Preached|
|Forgiven... forgiven||The mystery of godliness|
|The son||Manifest in the flesh|
|The holy spirit||The Spirit|
|In heaven||Into glory|
|(45) Jesus said, "Grapes are not
harvested from thorns, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they do
not produce fruit. A
good man brings forth good from his storehouse; an evil man
brings forth evil
things from his evil storehouse, which is in his heart, and
says evil things. For out of the abundance of the heart he
brings forth evil
||(4:1) Now the Spirit speaketh
expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from
the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits, and doctrines
|A good man brings forth good||The Spirit speaketh expressly|
|An evil man... heart...
|Evil things... evil things||Doctrines of devils|
|(46) Jesus said, "Among those born of women,
from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so superior to John
the Baptist that his
eyes should not be lowered (before him). Yet I have said,
whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the
kingdom and will become superior to John."
||(4:2) Speaking lies in
hypocrisy; having their
conscience seared with a hot iron;
4:3 Forbidding to marry,
|Born of women||To marry|
|His eyes||Their conscience|
|(47) Jesus said, "It is
impossible for a man to mount two horses or
to stretch two bows. And it is impossible for a servant to
serve two masters;
otherwise, he will honor
the one and treat the other contemptuously. No man drinks old
wine and immediately desires to drink new wine.
And new wine
is not put into old wineskins,
lest they burst; nor is old
wine put into a new wineskin,
lest it spoil it. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because
a tear would result."
which God hath created to be received
with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4:4 For every creature of God is good,
|Horses||Meats... every creature of God|
|Drinks... new wine... old wine... drink new wine||Abstain... received|
|Honor the one||Know the truth|
Jesus said, "If two make
with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,'
and it will move
nothing to be
refused, if it be received
|Make peace||Be refused|
|Move away... move away||Be received|
Jesus said, "Blessed
solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom.
For you are from it, and to it you will return."
For it is sanctified
by the word of
God and prayer.
|The solitary and elect||The word of God|
|Find the kingdom||Prayer|
Jesus said, "If
they say to you,
'Where did you
come from?', say
to them, 'We
came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its
own accord and established itself and became manifest through their
they say to you, 'Is it you?', say, 'We are its children, we
are the elect of the living father.' If they ask you,
'What is the sign of your father in you?', say to them,
'It is movement
thou put the brethren
in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good
minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and
of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast
|If they say to you... If they say to you||If thou put the brethren in remembrance|
|Where did you come from?... We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image||Whereunto thou hast attained|
|Say to them... say... say to them||Put the brethren in remembrance|
|We are its children, we are the elect of the living father||The brethren|
|It is movement and repose||The words of faith and of good doctrine|
His disciples said to him,
"When will the repose of the
dead come about, and when will the new world
He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
profane and old
and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 4:8
exercise profiteth little: but godlness
is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is,
and of that
which is to come.
|The dead||Old wives|
|The new world||Bodily... the life that now is|
|What you look forward to||That which is to come|
|Will... come... has already come||Which is to come|
His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four
spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you."
He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."
is a faithful saying
and worthy of
|Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you||This is a faithful saying|
|You have omitted the one living in your presence||Worthy of all acceptation|
His disciples said to him, "Is
beneficial or not?"
He said to them, "If it were beneficial, their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable."
For therefore we
both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God,
who is the
Saviour of all men,
|Is circumcision beneficial||The living God... is the Saviour of all men|
|In spirit||In the living God|
Jesus said, "Blessed
are the poor,
for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
||(4:10b) specially of those that believe.|
|Blessed are the poor||Those that believe|
Jesus said, "Whoever does
not hate his
father and his mother cannot become a disciple
to me. And whoever does not hate his brothers and
sisters and take up his cross in my way will not be worthy
These things command
Let no man despise
thy youth; but be thou an example
of the believers,
|Hate his father and his mother... hate his brothers and sisters||Despise thy youth|
|A disciple||Command and teach... the believers|
|Be worthy||Be... an example|
|(56) Jesus said, "Whoever has
come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse,
and whoever has found a
corpse is superior to the world."
word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit,
in faith, in purity.
|A corpse... a corpse||In spirit|
Jesus said, "The kingdom of
the father is like a man who had good seed.
His enemy came
by night and sowed weeds among the good seed.
The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds;
he said to them, 'I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds
and pull up the
wheat along with them.' For on the day of the harvest
the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up
Till I come,
attendance to reading,
to exhortation, to doctrine.
4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in
thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the
hands of the presbytery. 4:15 Meditate
upon these things;
|Good seed... good seed... the wheat||Reading... doctrine... the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy|
|Pull up the weeds... pull up the weeds... pulled up||The laying on of the hands|
|The day of the harvest||Meditate|
Jesus said, "Blessed
is the man who
has suffered and found
thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear
|Blessed is the man who... found life||Thy profiting may appear|
Jesus said, "Take
heed of the living
one while you are alive, lest you die and seek to see him
and be unable to do so."
heed unto thyself,
|Take heed of the living one||Take heed unto thyself|
<They saw> a
Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to his
man is round about the lamb."
They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."
He said to them, "While it is alive, he will not eat it, but only when he has killed it and it has become a corpse."
They said to him, "He cannot do so otherwise."
He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourself within repose, lest you become a corpse and be eaten."
doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt
thyself, and them that hear thee.
|That man is round about the lamb||The doctrine|
|Become a corpse... become a corpse||Save thyself|
Jesus said, "Two
will rest on a bed:
the one will die, and the other will live."
Salome said, "Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
Jesus said to her, "I am he who exists from the undivided. I was given some of the things of my father."
<...> "I am your disciple."
< ...> "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."
|(5:1) Rebuke not an elder, but
as a father;
and the younger men
5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
|Two will rest on a bed||A father... elder women as mothers... younger men... younger as sisters|
|Who are you, man, that you||Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him|
|The undivided||All purity|
|My father||A father|
Jesus said, "It is to those
who are worthy
of my mysteries that I tell my mysteries. Do not let your left
(hand) know what your right (hand) is doing."
that are widows
|Those who are worthy||Honour widows|
Jesus said, "There was a
who had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to use so that I may
plant, and fill
my storehouse with produce, with the result
that I shall lack nothing.' Such were his intentions, but that same
night he died. Let
him who has ears hear."
But if any
children or nephews,
learn first to shew piety at home,
and to requite
|A rich man||Any widow... parents|
|Sow, reap, plant||Have children or nephews|
|Fill my storehouse with produce||Shew piety at home|
|With the result||Requite|
|Let him who has ears hear||Let them learn|
Jesus said, "A man had
received visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant
to invite the guests.
He went to the first one and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said, 'I have claims against some merchants. They are coming to me this evening. I must go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
He went to another and said to him, 'My master has invited you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a house and am required for the day. I shall not have any spare time.'
He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'My friend is going to get married, and I am to prepare the banquet. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm, and I am on my way to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused.'
The servant returned and said to his master, 'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.' The master said to his servant, 'Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet, so that they may dine.' Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father."
that is good and acceptable before God.
5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
5:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old,
|His servant... his servant||His own... those of his own|
|My master... my master... My master... My master... his master||A widow... a widow|
|I ask... I ask... I ask... I ask||Supplications and prayers|
|Be excused... be excused... be excused... be excused||Be blameless|
|A house... a farm||House|
|Spare time||Night and day... under threescore years old|
|Prepare the banquet||She that liveth in pleasure|
|Those whom you invited||He hath denied the faith|
|They may dine||She that liveth in pleasure|
|Businessmen and merchants||Is worse than an infidel|
|Bring back those whom you happen to meet... will not enter the places of my father||Taken into the number|
He said, "There was a
who owned a vineyard. He leased it to tenant farmers so that they might
and he might collect the produce from them. He sent his servant so that
the tenants might give him the
produce of the vineyard. They seized his servant and beat
him, all but killing him. The servant went back and told his master.
The master said, 'Perhaps he did not recognize them.' He sent another
servant. The tenants beat this one as well. Then the owner sent his son and
said, 'Perhaps they will show
respect to my
son.' Because the tenants knew that it was he who was the heir to
the vineyard, they seized him and killed him. Let him who has ears
having been the wife of one man,
5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children,
|A good man||One man|
|Work it||Good works|
|The produce of the vineyard||Brought up children|
|Show respect||Well reported of|
|My son... his son... the heir||Children|
Jesus said, "Show me the
stone which the builders have
rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
she have lodged
|Have rejected||Have lodged|
Jesus said, "If one who
knows the all still feels
a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted,
|Feels a personal deficiency||The afflicted|
Jesus said, "Blessed are you
when you are
hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted
find no place."
But the younger
for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ,
they will marry;
|You are hated and persecuted... you have been persecuted||Against Christ|
|They will find no place||Younger widows refuse|
Jesus said, "Blessed are
they who have been
persecuted within themselves. It is they who have truly
come to know the father. Blessed are the hungry, for the belly of him
who desires will be filled."
because they have cast off their first faith.
|Been persecuted||Having damnation|
Jesus said, "That which you
have will save you if you bring
it forth from yourselves. That which you do not
have within you will kill you if you do not have it
And withal they
learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house;
and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,
things which they ought not.
|Bring it forth... have it||Speaking things|
|From yourselves||From house to house|
|That which you do not have within you will kill you||Busybodies... speaking things which they ought not|
Jesus said, "I shall destroy
and no one will be able to build
therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
|Build it||Bear children|
A man said to him, "Tell
to divide my
father's possessions with me."
He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?"
He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?"
occasion to the
adversary to speak
|Tell my brothers||Guide the house|
|Divide my father's possessions||Give none... to the adversary|
|Divide... divider... divider||Speak reproachfully|
Jesus said, "The harvest is
great but the
laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers
to the harvest."
|The laborers are few||Some|
|Send out laborers||Turned aside|
He said, "O Lord, there
are many around
drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
man or woman that
believeth have widows, let
|There are many around||Any man or woman that believeth... widows|
|The drinking trough||Relieve them|
Jesus said, "Many
at the door, but it is the
solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
and let not the
be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows
|Many are standing||The church|
Jesus said, "The
kingdom of the father
is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise
and who discovered a
pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise
and bought the
pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and
where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."
elders that rule
well be counted
worthy of double honour,
|The kingdom of the father||The elders that rule|
|Merchandise... merchandise... a pearl... a pearl... treasure||Counted worthy of double|
Jesus said, "It is I
who am the
light which is above
them all. It is I
who am the
all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all
extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and
you will find me there."
especially they who labour in the word
|I who... I who||They who|
|The light which is above... the all... the all||The word|
Jesus said, "Why have you
come out into the desert? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a man clothed in fine
garments like your kings and your great men? Upon them are
the fine garments, and they
are unable to discern the truth."
scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out
the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
|A man clothed in fine garments||The labourer is worthy|
|They are unable to discern the truth||The ox that treadeth out
The labourer is worthy of his reward
A woman from the crowd said
to him, "Blessed
womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you."
He said to her, "Blessed are those who have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it. For there will be days when you will say, 'Blessed are the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk.'"
not an accusation,
but before two or three witnesses.
5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
|Blessed are... Blessed are those||Receive not an accusation|
|The womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you||Them that sin|
|He said to her, "Blessed are those who ( Luke 11:26 )||Rebuke before all|
|The womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk||An elder|
Jesus said, "He who has recognized
has found the
body, but he who has found the body is
superior to the world."
I charge thee
before God, and the
Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things
|The body... the body||The Lord Jesus Christ|
|Recognized the world||Observe these things|
Jesus said, "Let
him who has grown
rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
one before another, doing nothing by
|Let him who has grown rich be king||Doing nothing by partiality|
|Renounce it||Preferring one before another|
Jesus said, "He
who is near me
is near the fire, and he
who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
|He who is near me||Lay hands|
|He who is far from me||Keep thyself pure|
Jesus said, "The
images are manifest
to man, but the light in them remains concealed in the image
of the light of the father. He will become manifest, but his image will
remain concealed by his light."
Drink no longer
but use a
little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often
|The images are manifest||Water|
|Concealed in the image||A little wine for thy stomach|
Jesus said, "When
you rejoice. But when
you see your images which came
into being before
you, and which neither die
not become manifest,
how much you will have to bear!"
men's sins are open
and some men they follow after.
|When... when||Before... after|
|You see your likeness||Some men's sins are open beforehand|
|Came into||Going before|
Jesus said, "Adam
came into being
from a great power and a great wealth, but he did not become worthy of
you. For had he been worthy, he would not have experienced death."
||(5:25) Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand;|
|Adam came into being||Some are manifest|
Jesus said, "The
foxes have their
holes and the birds
have their nests, but the son of man has no place
to lay his head and rest."
they that are otherwise cannot
|The foxes have their holes... birds have their nests... man has no place||Cannot be hid|
Jesus said, "Wretched
that is dependant
upon a body,
is the soul
that is dependent
on these two."
Let as many
as are under
the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour,
|Wretched... wretched||Worthy of all honour|
|The body... a body... the soul||Many servants... masters|
|Dependent... dependent||Under the yoke|
Jesus said, "The angels and
the prophets will come to you and give to you those things you
(already) have. And you too, give them those things which you
have, and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take
what is theirs?'"
name of God and his
|Those things you (already) have... those things which you have||The name of God and his doctrine|
Jesus said, "Why do you wash
the outside of the cup? Do
you not realize that he who made the inside is the same
one who made the outside?"
And they that
have believing masters, let
them not despise them, because they
|Do you not realize||Let them not despise|
Jesus said, "Come unto me,
for my yoke is
easy and my
lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."
because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These
|My yoke is easy||Teach and exhort|
|My lordship||Do... service|
They said to him, "Tell
us who you are so
that we may believe in you."
He said to them, "You read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment."
|(6:3) If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;|
|Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you||Teach|
|Not recognized... not know||Consent not|
|The one who is before you||Our Lord Jesus Christ|
|(92) Jesus said, "Seek and you will find. Yet, what you asked me about in former times and which I did not tell you then, now I do desire to tell, but you do not inquire after it."||(6:4) He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings,|
(unhealthy desire & morbid curiosity)
|You asked me... inquire||Questions|
|I did not tell you||Strifes of words|
|I do desire||Envy, strife|
|(93) <Jesus said,> "Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them on the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they [...] it [...]."||(6:4b) evil surmisings, 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth,|
|Dogs||Men of corrupt minds|
|The pearls||The truth|
|(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."||(6:5b) supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.|
|He... withdraw thyself||Withdraw thyself|
Jesus said, "If
you have money,
do not lend it at interest, but give it to one from whom you will not
get it back."
is great gain.
|If you have money||Godliness... is great gain|
Jesus said, "The kingdom of
the father is like a
certain woman. She took a little leaven,
concealed it in
some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has
nothing into this world, and
it is certain we
can carry nothing out.
|A certain woman... took||We brought|
|She took a little leaven||We can carry nothing out|
|In some dough||Into this world|
Jesus said, "The kingdom of
the father is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of
meal. While she was walking on the road, still some
distance from home, the handle of the jar broke and the meal
emptied out behind her on the road. She did not realize it;
noticed no accident. When she reached her house, she set the jar down and
found it empty."
and raiment let us be therewith content.
6:9 But they that
will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts,
|Carrying a jar full of meal... the meal... she set the jar down and found it empty||Having food|
|She did not realize it||Content|
|She had noticed no accident||A snare... and hurtful lusts|
|(98) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he slew the powerful man."||(6:9b)
men in destruction
and perdition. 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all
|A certain man... wanted to kill a powerful man||(They that be rich...) drown men|
|Slew the powerful man||Drown men in destruction
(cf. pierced themselves through)
The disciples said to him, "Your
brothers and your
mother are standing outside."
He said to them, "Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother. It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father."
|(6:10b) which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.|
|Your brothers and your mother are standing outside||Some... have erred from the faith|
They showed Jesus a gold
coin and said to him, "Caesar's
men demand taxes
He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine."
But thou, O man
things; and follow
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
|Caesar's men||Man of God|
|What belongs to Caesar... taxes||Flee these things (ie. love of money)|
|Give... give... give||Follow after
(to seek, to persue)
|What belongs to God... what is mine||Righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness|
|God... God||God... godliness|
|(101) <Jesus said,> "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. For my mother [...], but my true mother gave me life."||(6:12) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called,|
|Hate||Fight the... fight|
|Become a disciple... become a disciple||Thou art also called|
|My true mother gave me life||Lay hold on eternal life|
|(102) Jesus said, "Woe to the pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat."||(6:12b)
and (thou) hast professed a good
|The manger of oxen||Before many witnesses|
|Let the oxen eat||Hast professed a good profession|
|(103) Jesus said, "Fortunate is the man who knows where the brigands will enter, so that he may get up, muster his domain, and arm himself before they invade."||6:13
I give thee
charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things,
and before Christ Jesus,
|So that he may get up (.ie. arise)||Quickeneth all things|
|Before they invade||Before Christ Jesus|
(104) They said to Jesus, "Come,
let us pray
today and let us fast."
Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."
before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
6:14 That thou keep this
|Let us pray... pray||A good confession|
|What is the sin... wherein have I been defeated||Without spot|
Jesus said, "He who knows
the father and the mother will
be called the son of a harlot."
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
|Will be called the son of a harlot||Unrebukeable|
Jesus said, "When
you make the two one,
become the sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move
away,' it will move away."
in his times
shew, who is the blessed and only
|When you make the two one||Which in his times|
|You will become||He shall shew|
Jesus said, "The
is like a shepherd who
had a hundred sheep. One
of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine sheep and
looked for that one
until he found it. When he had gone to such trouble, he said to the
sheep, 'I care for you more than the ninety-nine.'"
King of kings,
and Lord of lords; 6:16 Who
only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man
can approach unto;
|The kingdom||The King of kings|
Jesus said, "He
drink from my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become he, and the things that are
hidden will be revealed to him."
hath seen, nor
can see: to whom
honour and power everlasting. Amen.
|He who will||Whom... whom be|
|The things that are hidden will be revealed to him||No man hath seen, nor can see|
Jesus said, "The kingdom is
like a man who
had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And
after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know
(about the treasure). He inherited the field and sold it. And the one
who bought it went plowing and found the treasure. He began to lend money at interest
to whomever he wished."
that are rich in
this world, that they be not highminded,
nor trust in uncertain
|A man who had a hidden treasure in his field||Them that are rich in this world|
|Did not know||Be not highminded|
|Lend money at interest||Uncertain riches|
Jesus said, "Whoever finds
the world and becomes rich,
let him renounce
in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
|Renounce the world||All things to enjoy|
Jesus said, "The heavens
and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives
from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is
superior to the world?"
That they do
good, that they
be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to
|Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?||They be rich in good works|
Jesus said, "Woe to the
flesh that depends
on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on
up in store for
themselves a good foundation
|Depends on... depends on||Laying up in store for themselves|
His disciples said to him, "When
will the kingdom
< Jesus said,> "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."
|(6:19b) against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,|
|When will the kingdom come?||The time to come|
|It will not come by waiting for it||Lay hold on eternal life|
Simon Peter said to him,
"Let Mary leave
us, for women
are not worthy of life."
Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."
|(6:20b) avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.|
|Women are not worthy||Vain babblings|
|I myself shall lead her||Grace be with thee|