The Gospel of Thomas
Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
Epistle to the Hebrews
King James Version
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.
The living Jesus spoke
Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
The interpretation of these sayings
[1:3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins,
The express image of his person... the word
Purged our sins
(2) 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."
sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
[1:4] Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
[1:5] For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
He shall be to me a Son
(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."
The birds of the sky
The kingdom is inside of you
The living father
The kingdom... the kingdom
And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into
the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God
[1:7] And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
[1:8] But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
The angels of God
The firstbegotten into the world
Jesus said, "The
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."
The place of life
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even
thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
[1:10] And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
[1:11] They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
The earth; and the heavens
(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."
What is in your sight
Hidden... become manifest
Your... you... you
And as a vesture
fold them up, and they shall be changed:
art the same, and thy
years shall not fail.
[1:13] But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
[1:14] Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Thou... thou... thy... thine
(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 do what you hate
Become manifest... being uncovered
[2:1] Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
[2:2] For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
[2:3] How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
[2:4] God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Salvation... spoken by the Lord
Signs and wonders, and with divers miracles
(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."
The man... man... man
|[2:5] For unto the angels
hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
[2:6] But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
[2:7] Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
[2:8] Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
The angels... the angels
Man... the son of man... him... him... him...him... him... him
A wise fisherman... the wise fisherman
Into the sea
The sea full of small fish
Whoever has ears
|[2:9] But we see Jesus, who
was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste
death for every
[2:10] For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
[2:11] For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
[2:12] Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Jesus... the captain of their salvation... he that sanctifieth
The suffering of death... sufferings
Every man... many sons... they who are sanctified are all of one
I will declare
The sower... seeds
Choked the seed
|[2:13] And again, I will put my
trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children
which God hath given me.
[2:14] Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
[2:15] And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
[2:16] For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed
I and the children... the children... he also himself
Death... death... death... the seed
(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."
[2:17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
[2:18] For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Abraham... his brethren... the people
(11) 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?"
| [3:1] Wherefore, holy brethren,
partakers of the
heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of
our profession, Christ Jesus;
[3:2] Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
[3:3] For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
[3:4] For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
House... the house... the house... every house... all things
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."
Who is to be our leader
James the righteous
Came into being
|[3:5] And Moses
verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant,
for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
[3:6] But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Moses... a servant
Christ as a son over his own house
(13) Jesus said to his disciples,
"Compare me to someone and tell
me whom I am like."
Jesus said... tell me whom I am like
[3:7] Wherefore (as
To day if ye
will hear his voice,
The Holy Ghost saith... if ye will hear his voice
(14) 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. 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."
Harm to your spiritsWill defile you
Go into any land
|[3:8] Harden not your
hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in
[3:9] When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
[3:10] Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
[3:11] So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
[3:12] Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Harden not your hearts... an evil heart of unbelief
Err in their heart
Enter into my rest
(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."
One who was not born of woman
|[3:13] But exhort one another
daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through
the deceitfulness of sin.
[3:14] For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
(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 solitary."
[3:15] While it is
said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in
[3:16] For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
[3:17] But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
[3:18] And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
[3:19] So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
(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."
[4:1] Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
[4:2] For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
The gospel preached... the word preached... profit
(18) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell
us how our end will be."
Tell us how our end will be
You look for the end... know the end
Take his place in the beginning... will not experience death
|[4:3] For we which have believed
do enter into rest, as he said, As I
have sworn in my wrath, if they
shall enter into my rest: although the
works were finished from the foundation of the world.
[4:4] For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
[4:5] And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
They shall enter into my rest... the works were finished
God did rest the seventh day
Enter into my rest
(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."
Listen to my words
Not experience death
|[4:6] Seeing therefore it
remaineth that some must enter therein, and
they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
[4:7] Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
[4:8] For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
[4:9] There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
[4:10] For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Hear his voice
Rest... rest... rest... ceased from his own works
(20) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell
us what the kingdom of heaven is like."
It is like a mustard seed
|[4:11] Let us labour therefore to
enter into that rest, lest any man fall
after the same
example of unbelief.
[4:12] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The... example of unbelief
Dividing asunder of soul and spirit
(21) Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your
They are like children who have settled in a field
A man of understanding
Arm yourselves with great strength... for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize.
|[4:13] Neither is there any
creature that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked
and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we
have to do.
[4:14] Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
[4:15] For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
[4:16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight
A great high priest... Jesus the Son of God
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need
(22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He
said to his disciples, "These infants
being suckled are like those who
enter the kingdom."
Infants... who enter the kingdom
|[5:1] For every high priest taken
from among men is ordained for men in
things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices
[5:2] Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
[5:3] And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Every high priest taken from among men
(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."
|[5:4] And no man taketh this
honour unto himself, but he that is called
of God, as was Aaron.
[5:5] So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
Called of God
(24) His disciples said to him, "Show us
the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek it."
Show us the place where you are
A man of light
| [5:6] As he saith also in another
place, Thou art a priest for ever after
the order of Melchisedec.
[5:7] Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
[5:8] Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
[5:9] And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
[5:10] Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Prayers and supplications
Heard... learned... hearing
An high priest
(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
Love your brother
|[5:11] Of whom we have many
things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing
ye are dull of hearing.
[5:12] For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
[5:13] For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
[5:14] But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Be teachers... teach you
(26) 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."
Eye... eye... eye... eye
|[6:1] Therefore leaving the
principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us
go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance
from dead works, and of faith toward God,
[6:2] Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
[6:3] And this will we do, if God permit.
[6:4] For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened,
(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."
Fast as regards the world
|and have tasted of the heavenly
gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
[6:5] And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
[6:6] If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Tasted of the heavenly gift
Son of God
(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."
The world... flesh... the world... the worldEmpty they came
When they shake off their wine, then they will repent
My soul became afflicted for the sons of men
|[6:7] For the earth
which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it,
and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth
blessing from God:
[6:8] But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
[6:9] But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
[6:10] For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
That (ie. the earth) which beareth thorns
We are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation
Your work and labour of love... to the saints
(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."
The flesh... the body... poverty
|[6:11] And we desire that every
one of you do shew the same diligence to
the full assurance of hope unto the end:
[6:12] That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
[6:13] For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
[6:14] Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
[6:15] And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
[6:16] For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
The promises... promise... the promise
Inherit... blessing... blessing... multiplying... multiply
(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."
I am with him
|[6:17] Wherein God,
willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of
promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
[6:18] That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
A strong consolation
(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
Accepted in his own village
| Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul, both sure and
stedfast, and which entereth
into that within
 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Jesus... entereth... within the veil... entered
(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
A high mountain
|[7:1] For this Melchisedec, king
of Salem, priest of the
most high God,
who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed
[7:2] To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
[7:3] Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Salem (Genesis 14:18)
The most high God
Jesus said, "If a blind
man leads a blind
man, they will both fall into a pit."
Blind man... blind man
|[7:4] Now consider how great this
man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham
gave the tenth of the spoils.
[7:5] And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
[7:6] But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
[7:7] And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
Levi... the people
The loins of Abraham... descent
(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."
A strong man
Binds his hands
The house.... his house
[7:8] And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
[7:9] And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
[7:10] For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Receiveth tithes, payed tithes
In the loins of his father
(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."
What you will wear
|[7:11] If therefore perfection
were by the Levitical priesthood, (for
under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that
another priest should rise
after the order of Melchisedec, and not be
called after the order of Aaron?
[7:12] For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
[7:13] For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
Changed... a change
(37) His disciples said, "When will you
to us and when shall we see you?"
Revealed to us... we see you... see the son
The living one
|[7:14] For it is evident
that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe
Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
[7:15] And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,
[7:16] Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
It is evident... far more evident
An endless life
(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."
Hear these words... hear them
me... find me
|[7:17] For he testifieth,
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of
[7:18] For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
[7:19] For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
A better hope
Draw nigh unto God
(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."
The pharisees and the scribes
Knowledge (gnosis)... hidden
You... be... wise
Innocent (harmless) as doves
|[7:20] And inasmuch as not
without an oath he was made priest:
[7:21] (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
[7:22] By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
[7:23] And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
[7:24] But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
[7:25] Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
[7:26] For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Those priests... many priests
By reason of death
This man... is able... to save
(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."
|[7:27] Who needeth not daily, as those high priests,
to offer up sacrifice,
first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this
he did once, when he offered
[7:28] For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
Those high priests
Sacrifice... offered up himself
(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."
Something in his hand
|[8:1] Now of the things which we
have spoken this is the sum: We have
such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens;
[8:2] A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
[8:3] For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer.
[8:4] For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
[8:5] Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
[8:6] But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Offer gifts... offer... offer gifts
(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."
|[8:7] For if that first covenant
had been faultless, then should no place
have been sought
for the second.
[8:8] For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
[8:9] Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
No place... sought
I took them... out of the land
(43) His disciples said to him, "Who are
you, that you should say these things to us?"
You do not realize who I am from what I say to you
|[8:10] For this is the covenant
that I will make with the
house of Israel
after those days, saith the Lord; I will put
my laws into
and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God,
shall be to me a people:
[8:11] And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
I will put... into their mind, and write... in their hearts: and I will be to them a God
The house of Israel
(44) 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."
Whoever blasphemes against the father will be forgiven
Earth or in heaven
|[8:12] For I will be merciful to
their unrighteousness, and their sins
and their iniquities will I remember no more.
[8:13] In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more
That which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away
(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."
A good man
Fruit... good... things... things... things
|[9:1] Then verily the first
covenant had also ordinances of divine
service, and a
[9:2] For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.
[9:3] And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
[9:4] Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
[9:5] And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
A tabernacle... the tabernacle
A worldly sanctuary...
The golden censer, and the ark of the covenant... the golden pot... Aaron's rod... the tables... the cherubims of glory
(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."
Adam... John the Baptist... John the Baptist
Whichever one of you
Be acquainted with the kingdom
[9:6] Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
[9:7] But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
[9:8] The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
The priests... the high priest
The people... the... tabernacle
The way... (made manifest)... into the holiest of all
(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."
Old wineskins... An old patch
|[9:9] Which was a figure for the time then present,
in which were offered
both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service
perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
[9:10] Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
[9:11] But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
The time then present
Meats... drinks... washings... carnal ordinances
The time of reformation
Good things... a greater and more perfect tabernacle
(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."
two make peace...
|[9:12] Neither by the blood of
goats and calves, but by his own blood he
entered in once into the
holy place, having obtained eternal redemption
[9:13] For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
[9:14] How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
[9:15] And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament,
He is the mediator
The holy place... the flesh... your conscience
(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."
The solitary and elect
by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were
under the first testament, they
which are called might receive the
promise of eternal inheritance.
They which are called
The promise of eternal inheritance
(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.'"
Say to you... say to you... If they ask you
Say to them... say... say to them
[9:16] For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
[9:17] For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
[9:18] Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
[9:19] For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
[9:20] Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
[9:21] Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
[9:22] And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
The first testament... Moses had spoken... the testament...
A testament... the testator... a testament is of force after men are dead
(51) His disciples said to him, "When
will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world
When... will the new world come?
What you look forward to has already come
[9:23] It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
[9:24] For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
[9:25] Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
[9:26] For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Now once in the end of the world
Now to appear
(52) His disciples said to him,
"Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you."
You have omitted the one living in your presence
|[9:27] And as it is appointed
unto men once to die,
but after this the
[9:28] So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Unto them that look for him shall he appear
(53) His disciples said to him, "Is circumcision
beneficial or not?"
Circumcision... circumcisionBecome completely profitable
|[10:1] For the law
having a shadow of good things to come, and not the
very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they
offered year by year continually make the comers
Make the comers... perfect
(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
The kingdom of heaven
|[10:2] For then would they not
have ceased to be offered? because that the
worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of
No more conscience of sins
(55) 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."
|[10:3] But in those sacrifices
there is a remembrance again made of sins
[10:4] For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Take away sins
(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."
The world... the world
A corpse... a corpse
|[10:5] Wherefore when he cometh
into the world,
he saith, Sacrifice and
offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast
thou prepared me:
(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."
Intending... they will be
|[10:6] In burnt offerings and
sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
[10:7] Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Do thy will
(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
|[10:8] Above when he said, Sacrifice
and offering and burnt offerings and
offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein;
which are offered by the law;
[10:9] Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Taketh away... establish
(59) 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."
The living one
Lest you die
Unable to... see him
|[10:10] By the which will we are
sanctified through the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ once for all.
[10:11] And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
[10:12] But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
[10:13] From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
[10:14] For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
[10:15] Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
The body of Jesus Christ
Offering... one sacrifice
The Holy Ghost... is a witness
(60) <They saw> a Samaritan
carrying a lamb
on his way to Judea. He said to his disciples, "That
man is round about the
Kill it and eat it
A lamb... the lamb
Alive... a corpse
Look for a place... within repose
Lest you become a corpse
|[10:16] This is the covenant
that I will make with them after those days,
saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their
minds will I write them;
[10:17] And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
[10:18] Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
[10:19] Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
[10:20] By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
[10:21] And having an high priest over the house of God;
[10:22] Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Offering for sin
His flesh... the house of God
Enter into... draw near with a true heart in full assurance
Our bodies washed with pure water
(61) Jesus said, "Two will rest on a
bed: the one will die, and the other will live."
Two will rest on a bed
ome up on my couch
I am he who exists from the undivided
Filled with darkness
|[10:23] Let us hold fast the
profession of our faith without wavering;
(for he is faithful that promised;)
[10:24] And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
[10:25] Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
[10:26] For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
[10:27] But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Let us.. provoke unto love
Assembling of ourselves together
The knowledge of the truth
Judgment and fiery indignation
(62) 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."
My mysteries... my mysteries
|[10:28] He that despised Moses'
law died without mercy under two or three
[10:29] Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant,
The Son of God... the covenant
(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."
There was a rich man
Let him who has ears hear
|wherewith he was sanctified,
thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
[10:30] For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
[10:31] It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
[10:32] But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
He was sanctified
The Spirit of grace
Vengeance... recompense... judge
Ye were illuminated
said, "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the
dinner, he sent his servant to
invite the guests.
Visitors... guests... My friend
My orders... bought a house... the rent
Businessmen and merchants will not enter
|[10:33] Partly, whilst ye were
made a gazingstock both by reproaches and
afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions
of them that were
[10:34] For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
[10:35] Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
[10:36] For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
In heaven... recompence of reward...
(65) 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."
Respect to my son
The owner sent his son
|[10:37] For yet a little while,
and he that
shall come will come, and will
[10:38] Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
[10:39] But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Draw back... draw back
Pleasure in him
He that shall come will come
(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
The stone... the cornerstone
|[11:1] Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.
[11:2] For by it the elders obtained a good report.
(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
Knows the all
|[11:3] Through faith we understand
that the worlds
were framed by the word
of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do
Understand... the worlds
(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."
Hated and persecuted... find no place
|[11:4] By faith Abel
offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by
which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God
testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
(69) 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."
Know the father
|[11:5] By faith Enoch was
translated that he should not see death; and was
not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation
he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
[11:6] But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Pleased God... please him
(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."
That which you have
Will save you
Will kill you
|[11:7] By faith Noah, being
warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved
with fear, prepared an
ark to the
saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world,
and became heir of the righteousness which is by
The saving of his house
Condemned the world
(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."
|[11:8] By faith Abraham, when he
was called to go out into a
he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing whither he went.
(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?"
Divide my father's possessions
|[11:9] By faith he sojourned in the land of promise,
as in a strange
country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob,
the heirs with
him of the same promise:
Isaac and Jacob
Heirs with him... the land of promise
(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."
The harvest... the harvest
11:10 ] For he looked for a city
which hath foundations, whose builder and
maker is God.
[11:11] Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
|[11:12] Therefore sprang there
even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the
stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by
the sea shore innumerable.
(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
The bridal chamber
|[11:13] These all
died in faith, not having received the promises, but
having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced
them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims
on the earth.
Strangers and pilgrims
(76) 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."
|[11:14] For they that say such
things declare plainly that they seek a
Seek a country
(77) 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."Did the all come forth... did the all extend
|[11:15] And truly, if they had
been mindful of that country from whence
they came out, they
might have had opportunity to have returned.
They might have... returned
(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."
Your kings and your great men
|[11:16] But now they desire a better country,
that is, an heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath
prepared for them a
[11:17] By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
A better country... a city
(79) A woman from the crowd said to him,
"Blessed are the
womb which bore you and the breasts which
The womb which bore you
The word of the father
|[11:17] By faith Abraham, when he
was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that
had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed
His only begotten son
(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."
Found the body
|[11:19] Accounting that God was
able to raise him up, even from the dead;
from whence also he received
him in a figure.
Jesus said, "Let him
who has grown
rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
Him who has grown rich... renounce it
|[11:20] By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and
Esau concerning things to come.
(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
He who is near me
near the fire
|[11:21] By faith Jacob, when he was a dying,
blessed both the sons of
Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
[11:22] By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
When he was a dying
When he died
(83) 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."
He will become manifest
|[11:23] By faith Moses, when he
was born, was hid
three months of his
parents, because they saw he
was a proper child; and they were not
afraid of the king's commandment.
[11:24] By faith Moses, when he was come to years,
He was a proper child... he was come to years
(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!"
See your likeness
See your images
|refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's
[11:25] Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
The son of Pharaoh's daughter
The people of God
(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."
A great wealth
|[11:26] Esteeming the reproach of
riches than the treasures
in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the
Greater riches than the treasures in Egypt
(86) 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."
|[11:27] By faith he forsook
Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king:
(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
he endured, as seeing him
who is invisible.
Him who is invisible
(88) 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?'"
The angels... will come to you
|[11:28] Through faith he kept the
passover, and the sprinkling of blood,
lest he that
destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
He that destroyed the firstborn
(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?"
Wash the outside of the cup
The inside is the same... the outside
|[11:29] By faith they passed through the Red
sea as by dry land: which the
Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
[11:30] By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
Passed through the Red sea... the Egyptians... were drowned
The walls... fell down
(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."
Come unto me, for my yoke is easy
|[11:31] By faith the harlot Rahab
perished not with them that believed
not, when she had received
the spies with peace.
The harlot Rahab... received the spies with peace
(91) They said to him, "Tell us who
are so that we may believe in you."
|[11:32] And what shall I more
say? for the
time would fail me to tell of
Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also,
and Samuel, and of the prophets:
(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."
Seek and you will find
|[11:33] Who through faith subdued
kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises,
(93) <Jesus said,> "Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they [...] it [...]."
|stopped the mouths of lions,
[11:34] Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
The violence of fire
The armies of the aliens
(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
Be let in
|[11:35] Women received their dead
raised to life again: and others were
accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better
[11:36] And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
Not accepting deliverance... bonds and imprisonment
Jesus said, "If you have money, do
not lend it at interest, but give it to
one from whom you
will not get
Give... you will not get it back
|[11:37] They were stoned, they
were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain
with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being
destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(96) 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."
Concealed it in some dough
|[11:38] (Of whom the world was
not worthy:) they wandered
in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Wandered... in dens and caves of the earth
(97) 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; she had noticed no accident. When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty."
Found it (the jar) empty
|[11:39] And these all, having
obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
[11:40] God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Received not the promise
Not be made perfect
(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."
A certain man
Drew his sword and stuck it into the wall
Slew the powerful man
|[12:1] Wherefore seeing we also
are compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set
[12:2] Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
[12:3] For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
[12:4] Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Jesus the author and finisher of our faith
Resisted unto blood
Endured the cross
(99) The disciples said to him, "Your
brothers and your mother are standing outside."
Your brothers and your mother... my brothers... my mother
My father... my father
|[12:5] And ye have forgotten the
exhortation which speaketh unto you as
My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor
faint when thou art rebuked of him:
[12:6] For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
[12:7] If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
[12:8] But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Children, My son... son... sons... son... sons
(100) They showed Jesus a gold coin and
said to him, "Caesar's men
demand taxes from us."
Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar
Men demand taxes from us
|[12:9] Furthermore we have had
fathers of our flesh which corrected us,
and we gave
them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection
unto the Father of spirits, and live?
[12:10] For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
[12:11] Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby
We gave them reverence
Chastened us after their own pleasure
(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."
Hate his father and his mother
Love his father and his mother
|[12:12] Wherefore lift up the
hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
[12:13] And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
[12:14] Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
[12:15] Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Any root of bitterness
Follow peace with all men
(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."
Dog does (not) eat... oxen eat
The manger of oxen
|[12:16] Lest there be any
fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for
one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
[12:17] For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright
Place of repentance
(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."
The brigands will enter... before they invade
|[12:18] For ye are not come unto
the mount that might be touched, and that
burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
[12:19] And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
[12:120] (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
[12:21] And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
The sound of a trumpet
(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."
The bridal chamber
|[12:22] But ye are come unto
mount Sion, and unto the
city of the living
God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company
[12:23] To the general assembly, and church of the firstborn which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
[12:24] And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
The city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem... the general assembly, and church of the firstborn
(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."
|[12:25] See that ye refuse not
him that speaketh. For if they escaped not
who refused him that spake on earth, much
more shall not we escape, if
we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
[12:26] Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Earth... earth... earth
(106) 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."
Make the two one
Mountain, move away,' it will move
|[12:27] And this word, Yet once more,
signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken,
as of things that are made, that those things
which cannot be
shaken may remain.
[12:28] Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
[12:29] For our God is a consuming fire.
Things that are shaken... be shaken... be moved
(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.'"
I care for you
Gone to such trouble
|[13:1] Let brotherly love
[13:2] Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
(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."
The things that are hidden
I myself shall become he
|[13:3] Remember them that are in
bonds, as bound with them; and them which
suffer adversity, as being
yourselves also in the body.
[13:4] Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Being yourselves also in the body
Marriage is honourable in all
(109) 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."
A man... had a... treasure... without knowing it
After he died, he left
He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished
|[13:5] Let your conversation be
without covetousness; and be
such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee,
[13:6] So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
[13:7] Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Be content with such things as ye have
I will never leave thee
them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God
(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
Whoever... becomes rich
|[13:8] Jesus Christ the same
yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
[13:9] Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
(111) 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?"
The heavens and the earth
The living one will not see death
Whoever finds himself is superior to the world
|[13:10] We have an altar,
whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.
[13:11] For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
[13:12] Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
[13:13] Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
[13:14] For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
An altar... the tabernacle.... the sanctuary... the camp
We seek one (continuing city) to come
Jesus said, "Woe
depends on the soul;
to the soul
that depends on the
The flesh... the flesh
|[13:15] By him therefore let us
offer the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit of our lips
giving thanks to his name.
[13:16] But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
[13:17] Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
(113) His disciples said to him, "When
will the kingdom come?"
When will the kingdom come?
Men do not see it
|[13:18] Pray for us: for we trust
we have a good conscience, in all things
willing to live honestly.
[13:19] But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
[13:20] Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
[13:21] Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
I may be restored to you the sooner
Working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight
(114) Simon Peter said to him, "Let Mary
leave us, for women are not worthy of life."
Is set at liberty... I myself shall lead her
The kingdom of heaven
|[13:22] And I beseech you,
brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I
have written a letter unto you in few words.
[13:23] Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
[13:24] Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
[13:25] Grace be with you all. Amen.
Our brother Timothy is set at liberty
The rule over you