|The Gospel of Thomas and 2 Corinthians|
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 2 Corinthians comparing connections in thought, word, and rhetoric.
Then deeper insights are revealed through the comparison
and contrast of these two aligned scriptures.
“Give attendance to reading… Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all,” 1 Timothy 4:13- 15.
|The Gospel of Thomas |
Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
|These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. ||[1:1] Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,|
|Didymos Judas Thomas||Paul|
|(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death." ||[1:1b] unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the
|Whoever finds||The church of God... the saints|
|Not experience death||Corinth = satiated|
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."|
The Greek parchments adds:
"and reigning shall rest."
|[1:1c] which are in all Achaia:|
[1:2] Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
[1:3] Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
[1:4] Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
|Troubled... troubled||Peace... Achaia = trouble|
|Astonished||Tribulation = anguish or distress|
|He will rule... reigning||God... The Lord... God... our Lord... God... God|
|The All||Jesus Christ... in all... of all... in all|
|Rest||Comfort... comforteth... comfort... comforted|
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."||[1:5] For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.|
[1:6] And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
[1:7] And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
[1:8] For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia,
|You... you... you... you... you... yourselves... you...|
you... you... you... yourselves... you... you
|Us... we... we also... we... your... our... you... ye... ye... we... you... our... us|
|The kingdom... the kingdom... the sons of the living father||Christ... Christ|
|The sky... the birds... the sky... the sea... the fish... outside||The sufferings... be afflicted... the same sufferings... suffer... the sufferings... trouble|
|Come to||Came to|
|Know yourselves... know yourselves||Your consolation and salvation... your consolation and salvation|
|Know... known... realize... know||Ignorant|
|In poverty... poverty||In Asia|
|(4) 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 the same." ||[1:8b] that we were pressed out of measure, above strength,
insomuch that we despaired even of life:|
[1:9] But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves,
|Old... small... seven... old... many... first... last... one... the same||Out of measure... above|
|He will... they will||We were... we had... we should|
|Become one||Death in ourselves... in ourselves|
|(5) Jesus said,
"Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you
will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not
become manifest." ||[1:9b] but in God which raiseth the dead:|
[1:10] Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
|Recognize what is in your sight||Dead... death|
|That which is hidden from you... hidden||God|
|Become plain to you... become manifest||Raiseth... delivered us... deliver... deliver us|
|(6) 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."
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed
upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our
[1:12] For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
[1:13] For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
|Fast... pray||Prayer... rejoicing|
|Give||The gift... given... the grace|
|What... we observe... what you hate||What ye read or acknowledge|
|Do not tell lies||The testimony of our conscience|
|Do... Do not... do not do||Fleshly wisdom|
|In the sight of heaven||In the world|
|All things... nothing... nothing||None other things|
|Plain... become manifest... without being uncovered||Ye shall acknowledge|
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." ||[1:14] As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.|
[1:15] And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;
|Man... man... the man... man||The Lord Jesus|
|The lion... becomes man... and the lion becomes man||A second benefit|
|(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." ||[1:16]
And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia
unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.|
[1:17] When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
[1:18] But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
|A wise fisherman... the wise fisherman||Judaea = he shall be praised|
|Drew it up... He threw... back into the sea||Come again out... be brought on my way|
|Into the sea... up from the sea||Macedonia =" entended land" |
( bounded by the Aegean Sea to the east )
|Small fish... a fine large fish... the small fish... the large fish... ears||The flesh|
|Chose||I... was thus minded... purpose... purpose|
|Without difficulty||Not yea and nay|
|Let him hear||Our word toward you|
|(9) 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) and worms 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."||[1:19]
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us,
even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him
[1:20] For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
[1:21] Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
[1:22] Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
|The sower||The Son of God|
|Seeds... seed(s)... scattered||Preached... the promises|
|In the soil... on the good soil||In our hearts|
|It produced good fruit||The earnest of the Spirit... unto the glory of God by us|
|It bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure||Silvanus and Timotheus|
Silvanus = "woody"
Timotheus = "honouring God"
|(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes." ||[1:23] Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.|
[1:24] Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
|I have cast fire||I call God|
|Upon the world||Upon the world... Corinth = satiated|
|I am guarding||We have dominion... ye stand|
|Until||Not as yet|
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?" ||[2:1] But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.|
[2:2] For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
[2:3] And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
|Pass away... pass away... The dead... die...||Heaviness|
|In the days when... When... On the day when... when||Then... when|
|Alive... living... you made it what is alive||He... maketh me glad... make... made|
|You come||I... come again... I came|
|You became two... you became two||I make you sorry... I... have sorrow|
|The one... you were one||The same... this same... having confidence in you all|
|What will you do?... But... what will you do?||I should... I ought to rejoice... But I determined this with myself|
|(12) 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."
|[2:4] For out of much affliction
and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye
should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more
abundantly unto you.|
[2:5] But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
|We know that you will depart... go||Out of much affliction and anguish of heart|
|Who is to be our leader... James = supplanter||I may not overcharge you|
|Wherever you are... heaven and earth||Grieved... in part... all|
|(13) Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell me whom 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."
|[2:6] Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.|
[2:7] So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
[2:8] Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
[2:9] For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
[2:10] To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
[2:11] Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
[2:12] Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
|To someone... whom I am like||To whom ye forgive... to whom I forgave|
|A righteous angel... burn you up||Punishment|
|Took... Matthew = Gift of Jehovah||Forgive = to give graciously, give freely, bestow|
|Philosopher = love of Sophia||Love toward him|
|Disciples... Master... master||Be obedient... the Lord|
|Because you have drunk||For to this end also did I write|
|Become intoxicated from the bubbling spring||Know the proof|
|Withdrew... returned... come||Came... a door was opened|
|My mouth... have drunk||Be swallowed|
|Compare me... You are like... You are like... whom you are like... Thomas... Thomas... Thomas = a twin||All things... any thing... any thing|
|Three things... one of the things||All things... any thing... any thing|
|What did Jesus say to you... stones... stones||Christ's gospel|
|I tell you||We are not ignorant|
|You will pick up stones and throw them at me||Punishment, which was inflicted of many... Forgive... forgive... forgive... |
forgave... forgave... forgave
|A fire will come out||A door was opened unto me|
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. When 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." ||[2:13]
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but
taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.|
[2:14] Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
[2:15] For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
[2:16] To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
|Fast... eat... what goes into your mouth||A sweet savour... savour... savour|
|You pray||We are... a sweet savour|
|Do harm to your spirits||Had no rest in my spirit|
|Condemned||Perish... death... death|
|Walk about... you go into any land||Taking my leave... I went from thence into Macedonia|
|In the districts||In every place|
|Heal the sick||Maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge|
|Among them||In them... in them|
|Which will defile you||Which always causeth us to triumph|
|(15) Jesus said, "When you see one who
was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship
him. That one is your father." ||[2:17]
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of
sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.|
|You see||In the sight of God|
|One who was not born of woman||The word of God|
|One... one||Not as many|
|(16) 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
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others,
epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?|
[3:2] Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
[3:3] Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink,
|Cast upon the world... cast upon the earth||Written in our hearts|
|Men think, perhaps... They do not know||Known... of all men... manifestly declared|
|Fire||Christ ministered by us|
|Sword||Epistles... letters... our epistle... the epistle... the epistle|
|Three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father||Commend ourselves?... commendation to you... commendation from you?|
|(17) 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 human mind."||[3:3b] but with the Spirit of the
living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.|
[3:4] And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
[3:5] Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
|I shall give you||We are sufficient of ourselves... our sufficiency is of God|
|Eye... ear... hand||Fleshy|
|What no eye has seen... what no ear has heard... what no hand has touched... what no hand has touched||The Spirit of the living God|
|The human mind||The heart... think|
|(18) 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."
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the
letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit
[3:7] But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
|End... beginning... end... beginning... end... beginning... end||Letter... spirit... letter... spirit|
|How our end will be... the end... death||The letter killeth... death... be done away|
|Who will take his place||Who also hath made us|
|He will know||The glory of his countenance|
|Not experience death||Life... not stedfastly behold the face of Moses|
|(19) 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." ||[3:8] How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?|
[3:9] For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
[3:10] For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
[3:11] For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
|Minister||Ministration... ministration... ministration|
|In Paradise||Glorious... glory... in glory... |
glorious... glory... glorious... glorious
|(20) 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."
|[3:12] Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:|
[3:13] And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
[3:14] But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
|Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like||We use great plainness of speech|
|A mustard seed... the smallest of all seeds||Christ|
|When||Until this day|
|Tilled soil||A veil over his face... the same veil untaken away... which veil is done away... their minds|
|A great plant and becomes a shelter||The children of Israel... the old testament|
|(21) Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are 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."
|[3:15] But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.|
[3:16] Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
[3:17] Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
[3:18] But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
[4:1] Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
[4:2] But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
[4:3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
[4:4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
|Whom... who... Whoever||Whom|
|Us have back our field||We have this ministry... we have received mercy|
|They... give it back to them... let them have back... his goods||We... have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty|
|In a field which is not theirs... of the field... our field... their field... a house... his house... his domain||The veil is upon their heart|
|They (will) undress||The veil shall be taken away|
|Then... When... When||Even unto this day|
|The owners... the owner||The Lord... the Lord... the Lord,,, the Lord|
|Their presence||That Spirit... the Spirit... the Spirit|
|Come... the thief is coming... he comes... the robbers find a way to come to you... he came quickly with his sickle in his hand||Walking in craftiness... handling the word of God deceitfully|
|He will begin his vigil... be on your guard||We faint not|
|Arm yourselves||Commending ourselves|
|The difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize||Manifestation of the truth|
|A man of understanding||Every man's conscience|
|Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear||Whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not|
|(22) 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."
|[4:4b] lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is
the image of God, should shine unto them.|
[4:5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
[4:6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
[4:7] But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
[4:8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
[4:9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
[4:10] Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
|Jesus saw||The light... shine... the light to shine... shined... the light|
|The kingdom... the kingdom... the kingdom||Christ Jesus the Lord... the Lord Jesus|
|Make the two one||The glorious gospel of Christ|
|Two||The light... the light... darkness... the light|
|The outside... the outside||Out... the face of Jesus Christ... earthen vessels|
|Inside... inside||In our hearts... in... in... in|
|The below||Cast down|
|Eyes... an eye... a hand... a hand... a foot... a foot||The body|
|In the place of... in the place of||In earthen vessels... in the body|
|(23) 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." ||[4:10b] that the
life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.|
[4:11] For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
|Out of a thousand... out of a thousand||In our body... in our mortal flesh|
|Stand as a single one||Jesus might be made manifest... Jesus might be made manifest|
|(24) His disciples said to him, "Show us the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek it." |
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."
|[4:12] So then death worketh in us, but life in you.|
[4:13] We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
[4:14] Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
|The place where you are||In us... in you|
|Whoever has ears, let him hear||I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak|
|There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world||Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you|
|(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye." ||[4:15]
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.|
[4:16] For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
|Love your brother||For your sakes|
|The pupil of your eye||Our outward man|
Jesus said, "You see the mote in your 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 brother's
eye." ||[4:16b] yet the inward man is renewed day by day.|
[4:17] For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
[4:18] While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:
|In your brother||The inward man|
|When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly||While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen|
|(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." ||[4:18b] for the things which are seen are temporal; but the
things which are not seen are eternal.|
|Observe the Sabbath||The things which are seen are temporal|
|Not see the father||The things which are not seen are eternal|
|(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 are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent."||[5:1] For we
know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
[5:2] For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
[5:3] If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
[5:4] For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
[5:5] Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
|The world... flesh... the world... the world||Our earthly house of this tabernacle... a building... an house... the heavens... our house... heaven... this tabernacle|
|My soul became afflicted||We groan, earnestly desiring... groan, being burdened|
|Empty they came into the world... empty... they seek to leave||Be found naked... be unclothed|
|Intoxicated... thirsty... they are intoxicated... wine||Be swallowed up... the Spirit|
|(29) 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."||[5:6] Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:|
[5:7] (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
[5:8] We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body,
|The flesh... the body||The body... the body|
|It is a wonder... it is a wonder of wonders||We walk by faith, not by sight|
|I am amazed||We are confident|
|Great wealth has made its home in this poverty||We are at home in the body|
|(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."||[5:8b] and to be present with the Lord. |
[5:9] Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent,
|Where... Where... I am with him||Be present... Wherefore... present or absent|
|(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."||[5:9b] we may be accepted of him. |
[5:10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
|Is accepted||Be accepted... may receive|
|Heals||Things done in his body|
|(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden." ||[5:11] Knowing therefore the terror
of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I
trust also are made manifest in your consciences.|
|Be hidden||Are made manifest... are made manifest|
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." ||[5:12] For we
commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on
our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in
appearance, and not in heart.|
[5:13] For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
[5:14] For the love of Christ constraineth us;
|In your ear||In appearance|
|Lights a lamp... light||Glory... glory|
|In a hidden place||In heart|
|(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."||[5:14b] because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:|
[5:15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
|Both fall into a pit||One died... all dead... he died for all... died|
|Both fall||And rose|
|(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."||[5:16]
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we
have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no
[5:17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
|Anyone... a strong man||No man... any man|
|The house... his hands... his house||The flesh... the flesh... new creature|
|(36) Jesus said, "Do
not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until
morning about what you will wear." ||[5:17b] old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.|
[5:18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
|Morning... evening... morning... evening||New... old|
|What you will wear||All things|
|(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"
wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not
imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.|
[5:20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
[5:21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
|When... when... When... then||Now|
|Revealed to us||Us, who knew|
|You disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them||Reconciling the world... reconciliation... be ye reconciled|
|The son of the living one||Christ... Christ... Christ|
|You will not be afraid||We might be made the righteousness of God|
|(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."||[6:1] We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.|
[6:2] (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
|Hear these words which I am saying||Receive... the grace of God|
|There will be days||In the day... the day|
|When||In a time accepted... now... now|
|Look... find||Behold... behold|
|(39) Jesus said, "The pharisees and the
scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them. They
themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who
wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as
doves." ||[6:3] Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:|
[6:4] But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
|The pharisees and the scribes||The ministry... the ministers|
|Hidden them||In any thing... in all things... in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses|
|(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."||[6:5] In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;|
[6:6] By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
[6:7] By the word of truth, by the power of God,
|Outside||In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings|
|The father||The Holy Ghost|
|By||By... by... by... by... by... by... By... by|
|(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." ||[6:7b] by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,|
[6:8] By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
|Something||The armour of righteousness... honour... good report|
|In his hand||On the right hand and on the left|
|Nothing||Dishonour... evil report|
|(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."||[6:9] As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;|
|Passers-by||As dying... not killed|
|(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."
|[6:10] As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.|
[6:11] O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
[6:12] Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
|Who are you... I am... you have become||O ye Corinthians... Ye are... ye are|
|Say these things to us... I say to you||Our mouth is open unto you|
|Love the fruit... hate its fruit||In your own bowels|
Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the father will be forgiven,
and whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever
blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven either on earth
or in heaven."||[6:13] Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.|
[6:14] Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
|Whoever blasphemes... whoever blasphemes... whoever blasphemes||I speak|
|The father... the son||Children|
|Be forgiven... be forgiven... be forgiven||Be... enlarged... Be... yoked together|
|On earth or in heaven||Righteousness with unrighteousness... light with darkness|
|(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 things."||[6:15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?|
[6:16] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
|A good man||Christ... he that believeth|
|His storehouse||The temple of God... the temple of the living God|
|An evil man||Belial... an infidel|
|Evil things... evil things||Idols|
|Storehouse... storehouse... in his heart... of the heart||The temple... the temple... in them... in them|
|(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
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,
and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,|
[6:18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
[7:1] Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
|Among those||Among them|
|From Adam||From among them... from all filthiness of the flesh|
|His eyes||The flesh|
|Eyes... be lowered||Fear|
|Comes to||Come out|
|Be a child||Be a Father... be my sons and daughters|
|The kingdom... superior... superior||The Lord... the Lord Almighty... God|
|Become superior to John||Perfecting holiness|
|(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." ||[7:2] Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.|
[7:3] I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
[7:4] Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
[7:5] For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
|A man... No man||No man... no man... no man|
|Honor the one||Condemn you|
|Treat... contemptuously||Wronged... corrupted... defrauded|
|New wine... new wine... put into a new wineskin||I am filled with comfort|
|Old wineskins||Our flesh|
|Into old wineskins, lest they burst||I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation|
|A tear||No rest... troubled... fightings... fears|
|(48) Jesus said, "If two make peace with each
other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,'
and it will move away." ||[7:6] Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;|
[7:7] And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire,
|Peace||Comforteth... comforted... consolation... comforted|
|Move Away... move away||Cast down = ( not rising far from the ground )... coming... coming|
|(49) Jesus said, "Blessed are
the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from
it, and to it you will return." ||[7:7b] your mourning,
your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.|
[7:8] For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent:
|Return||Toward me... sorry... repent... repent|
|(50) 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 image.' If
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 and repose.'" ||[7:8b] for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry,
though it were but for a season.|
[7:9] Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
[7:10] For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
|The light... the light... became manifest||I perceive|
|We are its children||After a godly manner|
|The sign of your father||Ye were
made sorry... ye sorrowed to repentance... ye were made sorry.... godly sorrow |
(sorrow toward God)
|(51) His disciples said to him, "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?" |
He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort,
what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves,
yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea,
what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves
to be clear in this matter.|
|The new world... it||This selfsame thing... all things... this matter|
|What||What... what... what... what... what... what... what|
|(52) His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four prophets 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."
|[7:12] Wherefore, though I wrote unto you,
I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause
that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God
might appear unto you.|
|Prophets spoke||I wrote|
|In you||Unto you|
|In your presence||In the sight|
|(53) His disciples said to him, "Is circumcision 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."
|[7:13] Therefore we were comforted in your
comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus,
because his spirit was refreshed by you all.|
[7:14] For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
|His disciples said to him||We spake... to you|
|Their mother||We were comforted... comfort... Titus...|
Titus = nurse
|True circumcision in spirit||Spirit|
|(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."||[7:15] And his inward affection is more
abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all,
how with fear and trembling ye received him.|
[7:16] I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
|Yours is the kingdom||Is more abundant toward you|
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 of
me." ||[8:1] Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;|
[8:2] How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
|A disciple... brothers||Brethren|
|Is cross||A great trial of affliction... deep poverty|
|Not be worthy||The grace of God|
|(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." ||[8:3] For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;|
[8:4] Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift,
|Is superior||Their power... their power|
|The world... the world||The gift|
|(57) 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 and burned." ||[8:4b] and take
upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.|
[8:5] And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
[8:6] Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
[8:7] Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
|A man who had good seed||The ministering to the saints|
|The good seed... the wheat||The fellowship|
|The man did not allow||By the will of God|
|I am afraid||We hoped|
|The wheat along with them||Ye abound in every thing|
|Be plainly visible||See|
|They will be pulled up and burned||He would also finish in you the same grace also... that ye abound in this grace also|
|(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."||[8:8] I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.|
|The man who has suffered||To prove the sincerity|
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."||[8:9]
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was
rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty
might be rich.|
[8:10] And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
[8:11] Now therefore perform the doing of it;
|The living one||Our Lord Jesus Christ|
|While||Before... a year ago... Now|
|Be unable to do so||To do... perform the doing of it|
<They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He
said to his disciples, "That 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."
|[8:11b] that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance
also out of that which ye have.|
[8:12] For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
[8:13] For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
|A lamb||A willing mind|
|That man||A man... other men|
|He may kill it and eat it... do... be eaten||Be a performance|
|He cannot do so otherwise||A readiness to will... it is accepted according to that|
|He has killed it||That which ye have|
|(61) 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."
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a
supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for
your want: that there may be equality:|
[8:15] As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
[8:16] But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
[8:17] For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
[8:18] And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
|Two will rest on a bed... come up on my couch||An equality... equality|
|Eaten from my table||May be a supply... may be a supply|
|I am he who exists... my father||God|
|Given some of the things||Gathered much... gathered little|
|Will be filled... will be filled||Being|
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." ||[8:19]
And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel
with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of
the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: |
[8:20] Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
|Who are worthy||Who was also chosen|
|My mysteries... my mysteries||This grace|
|Do not let your left (hand) know||Avoiding this... that no man should blame us|
|Know||Your ready mind|
|What your right (hand) is doing||Which is administered by us... which is administered by us|
|(63) Jesus said, "There was a rich man who
had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to use so that I may
sow, reap, 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."||[8:21] Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.|
[8:22] And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
|A rich man||Men|
|There was a rich man who had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to use||Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men|
|I shall lack nothing||The great confidence which I have in you|
|But that same night||But now|
|Ears hear||The sight... the sight|
|(64) 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."
|[8:23] Whether any do inquire of
Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our
brethren be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and
the glory of Christ.|
[8:24] Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
[9:1] For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
[9:2] For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.
[9:3] Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
[9:4] Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
[9:5] Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
[9:6] But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
[9:7] Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
|A man||Every man|
|When... this evening... the day... spare time||A year ago... beforehand... before|
|He sent his servant||I sent the brethren|
|I must go... come... I am on my way... come... I am on my way... enter||A year ago|
|Servant... servant... servant||Fellowhelper... messengers... ministering... |
|My master... My master... My master... My master... his master... The master||God|
|Get married||The proof of your love... loveth|
|A house... a farm... the places of my father||The churches... the churches|
|A farm||Bounty... bounty... He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully|
|I ask... I ask... I ask... asked||Exhort|
|Claims against some merchants... give... Businessmen and merchants||Give... a cheerful giver|
He said, "There was a good man who owned a vineyard. He leased it to
tenant farmers so that they might work it 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 hear." ||[9:8]
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always
having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:|
[9:9] (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
[9:10] Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
[9:11] Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
[9:12] For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
|A vineyard... farmers... the vineyard... the vineyard||Seed... multiply your seed sown|
|He leased it to tenant farmers||All grace abound toward you|
|Collect the produce||Having all sufficiency... having all sufficiency|
|Produce... produce||Bread... bountifulness... your food... your food|
|His servant... servant... The servant... another servant||The poor... he that ministereth... this service|
|His master... The master||The sower|
|The tenants... The tenants... the tenants||The administration|
|He who was the heir... my son||All things... every thing|
|(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."||[9:13]
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your
professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, |
|The stone which the builders have rejected... the cornerstone||The gospel of Christ|
|The builders have rejected||Your professed subjection|
|(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient." ||[9:13b] and for your liberal
distribution unto them, and unto all men;|
|A personal deficiency||Your liberal distribution|
|The all||All men|
Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted.
Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place." ||[9:14] And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.|
[9:15] Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
|You are hated and persecuted||Long after you|
|Wherever you||In you|
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."
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ,
who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:|
[10:2] But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
|Who have been persecuted within themselves||Who in presence am base among you|
|Been persecuted||Be bold against some|
|Within themselves||In presence... I am present|
|Know the father||I think... think of us|
|The belly||The flesh|
|Him who desires||We walked according to|
|(70) 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 within you."||[10:3] For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:|
[10:4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
|That which you have||The weapons of our warfare|
|That which you do not... you do not||We do not war after the flesh|
|From yourselves||After the flesh|
|Within you... within you||In the flesh|
|Not have... not have||Not war... not carnal|
|(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]." ||[10:4b] but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)|
[10:5] Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,
|Destroy... build||The pulling down of... Casting down|
|This house||Strong holds|
|(72) A man said to him, "Tell my brothers 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?"
|[10:5b] and bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;|
[10:6] And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
[10:7] Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
|To divide... a divider||Into captivity|
|Made... possessions||All... things after the outward appearance|
|O man||Any man|
|He turned||Himself think this again|
|My brothers... his disciples||He is Christ's... he is Christ's... are we Christ's|
|I am... am I||He is... he is... are we|
Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the
Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest." ||[10:8] For though I should
boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for
edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:|
|The laborers... laborers||Our authority|
|The Lord||The Lord|
|Send out||Given us for edification|
|(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern." ||[10:9] That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.|
[10:10] For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
|The drinking trough||Letters... letters... his speech|
|There is nothing in the cistern||His bodily presence is weak|
|(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber." ||[10:11]
Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters
when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.|
[10:12] For we dare not make ourselves of the number,
|Many are... it is||We are... we are... we be... we are|
|Standing at the door||We are absent|
|The solitary||One... the number|
|Who will||Will we|
|Enter the bridal chamber||We are present|
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 enduring treasure where no
moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys." ||[10:12b] or compare ourselves with
some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by
themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.|
[10:13] But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
[10:14] For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you:
|The kingdom... a pearl... the pearl||The rule|
|Is like||Compare... measuring... comparing... |
our measure... the measure... the rule...
a measure... our measure
|Of merchandise... the merchandise||Of things|
|Himself||Ourselves... themselves... themselves... |
themselves... themselves... themselves...
|You... seek||Reach... we stretch... we reached|
|Sold... his unfailing and enduring treasure||God hath distributed to us|
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." ||[10:14b] for we are come as far as
to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:|
[10:15] Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
|The light||The gospel of Christ|
|Above... all||Our rule|
|From me||To you... to our rule|
|All... the all||Things without|
|Come forth||Come as far|
|Unto me did the all extend||We shall be enlarged by you... increased|
|(78) 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."||[10:16] To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.|
[10:17] But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
[10:18] For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
|Into the desert||In the regions beyond|
|Your kings and your great men||He that glorieth|
|Unable to discern the truth||Not he that commendeth himself is approved|
|(79) A woman from the crowd said to him, "Blessed are the 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.'"
|[11:1] Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.|
[11:2] For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
[11:3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
|Blessed... Blessed... Blessed||I fear|
|The womb which bore you||Ye could bear with me... bear|
|Those who have heard the word of the father||A chaste virgin to Christ|
|The womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk||I have espoused you to one husband... a chaste virgin to Christ|
|(80) Jesus said, "He who has
recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body
is superior to the world." ||[11:4] For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom
we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have
not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might
well bear with him.|
|Who... who||Whom... which... which|
|The world... the world... the body... the body||Another Jesus... another spirit... another gospel|
|Recognized... has found... has found||Receive... received... have... accepted|
|(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it." ||[11:5] For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.|
[11:6] But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge;
but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
|King||The very chiefest apostles|
|Renounce it||All things|
|(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom." ||[11:7]
Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted,
because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?|
|He who is near me is near the fire||I have preached to you the gospel of God|
|The kingdom||Be exalted|
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." ||[11:8] I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.|
[11:9] And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied:
|The images... the image... his image||Churches|
|The father||The brethren|
|He will become manifest||I was present|
|(84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness,
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!"||[11:9b] and in all things I have kept myself from being
burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.|
[11:10] As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
|How much you will have to bear||Burdensome... Achaia = trouble|
|(85) 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." ||[11:11] Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.|
[11:12] But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
|Adam came into being||Wherein they glory|
|From a great power and a great wealth||Cut off|
|Experienced death||Desire occasion|
|Become worthy... been worthy||Be found|
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." ||[11:13] For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.|
[11:14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
|The foxes||False apostles... deceitful workers|
|The birds||Satan... an angel of light|
|The son of man||The apostles of Christ|
Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and
wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."||[11:15]
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as
the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their
[11:16] I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
|Wretched... wretched||Whose end shall be according to their works|
|The body... the body||Ministers... ministers|
|Dependant... dependent||A fool... a fool|
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?'" ||[11:17] That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.|
[11:18] Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
[11:19] For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
|The angels... the prophets||Fools|
|You too||I... also|
|Those things which you have||The flesh|
|Say to yourselves||I speak.... I speak... boasting... ye yourselves|
|(89) 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?"||[11:20]
For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if
a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the
[11:21] I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak.
|The cup||A man... a man... a man... a man|
|The outside... the outside||Bondage... the face... weak|
|You... you... the inside||Ye... you... you... himself|
|(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for ."||[11:21b] Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold
[11:22] Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
[11:23] Are they ministers of Christ?
|My yoke... my lordship||Ministers of Christ|
|Me... my... my... you... yourselves||I am... am I... am I... am I|
|(91) 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."
|[11:23b] (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours
more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in
[11:24] Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
[11:25] Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
|Tell us who you are||I speak as a fool... I am more|
|In you||In labours... in stripes... in prisons... in the deep|
|Of the sky and of the earth||Of the Jews... in the deep|
|You have not recognized||The Jews|
|One||Five... five... forty... one... once|
|You do not know||I suffered|
|This moment||More frequent... oft... five times... Thrice... once... thrice... a night and a day|
|(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
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in
perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in
the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils
among false brethren;|
[11:27] In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
|Seek and you will find||In journeyings often|
|Yet... in former times... then... now||Often... often|
|In... inquire = Ask into||In journeyings... in perils... in perils... in perils... in perils... in perils in the city... in perils in the wilderness... in perils in the sea... in perils... In weariness... in watchings... in hunger... in fastings... in cold|
|(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 [...]."||[11:28] Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.|
|What is holy... the pearls||All the churches|
|They throw them on||That which cometh upon|
|The dung-heap||Without... me|
|(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in." || Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?|
|Who seeks... who knocks||Who is weak... who is offended|
|(95) 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."||[11:30] If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.|
[11:31] The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
|If you||If I|
|Not lend... not get||Lie not|
|Have money... lend it... give it... give it||The things|
|One... whom||God... which|
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 ears hear." ||[11:32] In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison desirous to apprehend me:|
[11:33] And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall,
|The kingdom of the father||The governor under Aretas the king|
|A certain woman||The city of the Damascenes|
|A little leaven... concealed it in some dough... into large loaves||Me... through a window in a basket|
|In some dough... Let him who has ears hear||In Damascus |
Damascus = "silent is the sackcloth weaver"
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; she had
noticed no accident. When she reached her house, she set the jar down
and found it empty." ||[11:33b]and escaped his hands.|
[12:1] It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
[12:2] I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
|The kingdom||The third heaven|
|Of the father||Of the Lord|
|A certain woman||A man in Christ|
|A jar||The body|
|The handle of the jar broke and the meal emptied out behind her||Escaped his hands|
|She did not realize it||Visions and revelations|
|Noticed||I cannot tell|
|When||Above fourteen years ago|
|She set the jar down||One caught up|
|(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."||[12:3] And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)|
[12:4] How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
|The kingdom of the father||Paradise|
|A certain man||A man|
|Kill a powerful man... he slew the powerful man||It is not lawful|
|In his own house... into the wall||In the body...|
|(99) 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."
|[12:5] Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.|
[12:6] For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.
|Your brothers... your mother||Mine infirmities... a fool... any man|
|The will... who will||Will I... I will... I will|
|My father... my brothers... my mother||Any man|
|(100) They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him, "Caesar's men demand taxes from us." |
He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine."
|[12:7] And lest
I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the
revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger
of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.|
[12:8] For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
|A gold coin||The abundance of the revelations|
|Caesar... Caesar... Caesar||The messenger of Satan|
|Men demand||I besought|
|Give... give... give||Given... thrice|
|God... God||The Lord|
|Give me||Given to me|
<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." ||[12:9]
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.|
[12:10] Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
|His father and his mother||My infirmities... infirmities|
|Cannot become a disciple to me... cannot become a disciple to me||My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness... my infirmities... I am weak|
|Become a disciple... become a disciple||Is made perfect|
|To me... to me||Upon me|
|Whoever does... as I do||The power of Christ|
|For my mother||For Christ|
|Gave me life||I take pleasure|
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."||[12:11] I am become a fool in glorying; ye
have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in
nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.|
|Woe to the pharisees||I am become a fool in glorying|
|They are||I am... am I... I be|
|Oxen... the oxen||The very chiefest apostles|
|(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." ||[12:12] Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.|
[12:13] For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
|The man who knows||An apostle|
|Is... where||Is... wherein|
|He may get up||Ye were inferior|
|They invade||This wrong|
|(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."
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be
burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children
ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.|
[12:15] And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you;
|Let us... let us||I will not... ought not|
|Us pray||I seek|
|Today... when... then||The third time|
|Fast... fast||Be spent|
|What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated?||I seek not yours, but you|
|But... the bridegroom||But the parents|
|The bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber||For the children... for the parents... the parents... for the children... for you|
|(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."||[12:15] though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.|
[12:16] But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
|He who knows||Being crafty|
|The father and the mother... the son||I love you... I be loved|
|Will be called||Be it so|
|A harlot||Love... loved... with guile|
Jesus said, "When you make the two one, you will become the sons of
man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away." ||[12:17] Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?|
[12:18] I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
[12:19] Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ:
|You... you... you||You... ye... you... you|
|When you make the two one||Did I make a gain of you... Did Titus make a gain of you|
|The sons of man||A brother|
|Say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away||We speak before God in Christ|
|(107) Jesus said, "The kingdom 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.'" ||[12:19b] but we do all things, dearly beloved, for
[12:20] For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
[12:21] And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you,
|The kingdom||All things... my God|
|One of them, the largest... more than the ninety-nine||Humble me among you|
|The ninety-nine sheep... the sheep||You... you... you|
|Went astray||Come again|
|Until... When||When... when|
|He found it||I shall not find you... I shall be found|
|Trouble||Debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults|
|I care for you||Dearly beloved, for your... I fear|
|(108) Jesus said, "He who will
drink from my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become he, and
the things that are hidden will be revealed to him." ||[12:21b] and that I shall bewail
many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the
uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have
[13:1] This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
|Drink from my mouth||In the mouth... every word|
|Become... become||Am coming|
|I myself shall||I shall|
|The things that are hidden||Every word|
|Will be revealed||Shall... be established|
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."||[13:2]
I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second
time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have
sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:|
[13:3] Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
[13:4] For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
|The kingdom is like a man||Christ... the power of God... the power of God|
|In his field||In me... in you... in you|
|After||Before... the second time... now... heretofore... again|
|He left it... the treasure... the treasure||Being absent... I write... a proof|
|To whomever||Toward you|
|(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world." ||[13:5] Examine yourselves, whether ye
be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?|
|The world... the world||Yourselves... your own selves... your own selves|
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?" ||[13:6] But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.|
[13:7] Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest,
|One who lives from the living one||Pray to God that ye do no evil|
|Not see||Not... appear|
|Does not Jesus say||That which is honest|
|(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh." ||[13:7b] though we be as
[13:8] For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
|Woe to the flesh... woe to the soul||We can do nothing|
|(113) His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?" |
<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."
|[13:9] For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.|
[13:10] Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
|When will the kingdom come||When we are weak, and ye are strong|
|A matter of saying||Write these things|
|Here it is' or 'there it is||Being absent... being absent|
|The kingdom||The power|
|The father||The Lord|
|Is spread out upon the earth||Hath given me|
|(114) 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."
|[13:11] Finally, brethren,
farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in
peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.|
[13:12] Greet one another with an holy kiss.
[13:13] All the saints salute you.
[13:14] The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
|Leave us||Farewell... Greet... salute|
|I myself shall lead her||Be with you... be with you|
|Make her male... every woman who will make herself male||Be perfect|
|A living spirit||The Lord Jesus Christ... the communion of the Holy Ghost|
|Male... males... male||Brethren|
|The kingdom of heaven||The God... the saints... the Lord Jesus Christ|
Aligning and combining the sayings of Jesus within The Gospel of Thomas
together with the canonical apostolic writings, we "make the two into one."
It's almost like Jesus and the apostles left us a cross reference study bible.
The Gospel of Thomas - New Testament - Cross Reference Study
Open the links. Connect the Key Words. Be Amazed. And Enter the Kingdom.
The Gospel of Thomas - Romans Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Corinthian Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Galatians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Ephesians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Philippians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Colossians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Thessalonians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 2 Thessalonians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Timothy Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Titus Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Hebrews Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - James Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Peter Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 John Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Revelations Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Mark Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of John Connection
“Give attendance to reading… Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all,” 1 Timothy 4:13- 15.