|The Gospel of Thomas||1 John|
by Thomas O. Lambdin
||The Apostle John|
are the secret sayings which the
The living Jesus
which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen
with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled,
Word of life;
The Word of life
Thomas wrote down.
Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down
life was manifested, and we
seen it, and bear
We... bear witness
And he said, "Whoever finds the
interpretation of these sayings will not
Not experience death
you that eternal
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 Father, and was
Was manifested unto us
Jesus said, "If those who lead you
say to you, 'See,
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
The sons of the... father
which we have seen
heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us:
and truly our fellowship is with the
and with his
Son Jesus Christ.
The Father... his Son
if you will not know yourselves, you
dwell in poverty
and it is you who are that poverty."
these things write we unto you, that your joy may be
Jesus said, "The man old in days will
not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the
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
then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in
is no darkness at all.
Jesus said, "Recognize what is in
your sight, and that
hidden from you will become
plain to you . For there is nothing
hidden which will not become manifest."
That which is hidden
say that we have fellowship
Fellowship with him
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."
In the sight of heaven
and do not the truth:
[1:7] But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
In the light
The blood... all sin
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 lion... consumed by man
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not
Not in us
(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."
He threw all the small fish back into the sea
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
To cleanse us from all unrighteousness
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
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."
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his
word is not in us.
Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the
world, and see, I am guarding
until it blazes."
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin
not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
(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?"
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,
but also for the sins of the
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."
And hereby we
know him, if we keep his
Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell me whom I
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth
not his commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.
Keepeth not his commandments
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
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
but that which issues from your mouth - it
is that which will defile
You... do harm to your spirits
keepeth his word, in
the love of God perfected:
we that we are
Whoso... in him... is... perfected
Know we... are in him
Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate
yourselves on your faces and
worship him. That one is your
saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.
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."
I write no new commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the
word which ye have heard from the beginning.
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
Again, a new commandment I
write unto you, which thing
is true in
him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now
I write unto you
The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."
He that saith he is in
the light, and hateth his
brother, is in
darkness even until now.
in the light
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
will minister to you.
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there
none occasion of stumbling in
There is none occasion of stumbling
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
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness,
darkness, and knoweth not
whither he goeth, because that darkness
blinded his eyes.
Walketh in darkness
The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is
I write unto you, little
children, because your sins
forgiven you for his name's sake.
Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples like?"
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known
him that is
from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have
wicked one. I write unto you,
Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These
infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."
Make the two one
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that
is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young
men, because ye
are strong, and the
word of God abideth in you,
and ye have overcome
the wicked one.
The word of God
Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one out
of a thousand, and two out
ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."
Love not the
world, neither the things
that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
His disciples said to him, "Show
us the place where you are,
is necessary for us to seek it."
He is darkness
that is in the world, the
lust of the
All that is in the world
Jesus said, "Love your
brother like your soul, guard
him like the pupil
of your eye."
lust of the eyes,
pride of life, is not of the Father, but is
Jesus said, "You see the mote in your
brother's eye, but you do not
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
away, and the lust thereof: but he
doeth the will of God abideth
He that doeth the will of God
<Jesus said,> "If you do not fast as regards the world,
not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the
Sabbath as a Sabbath,
you will not see the father."
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the
The last time
(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."
went out from us, but they
were not of us; for if they had
been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went
out, that they might be made
manifest that they were not
all of us.
They went out from us
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."
But ye have an
unction from the Holy
Jesus said, "Where there are three gods,
they are gods. Where there
two or one, I am with him."
know all things.
Ye know all things
Jesus said, "No prophet
is accepted in his own village; no physician
heals those who know him."
I have not written unto you because ye know not the
know it, and that no lie is
Ye know it... the truth
Jesus said, "A
city being built on a high
mountain and fortified cannot
fall, nor can it be hidden."
A city being built
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist, that denieth the
Father and the Son.
The Father and the Son
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."
Preach from your housetops
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but)
he that acknowledgeth
the Son hath the Father also.
Acknowledgeth the Son
Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall
Fall into a pit
Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue
in the Son, and in the Father.
Continue in the Son
(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."
And this is the
promise that he hath promised
us, even eternal
Jesus said, "Do not be concerned
from morning until evening and from
evening until morning about what you will wear."
These things have I written unto you concerning
them that seduce
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"
anointing which ye have
received of him abideth in you,
and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing
teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it
hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
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
You will look for me
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he
appear, we may have
confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his
He shall appear
Jesus said, "The pharisees and the scribes have taken the
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 keys of knowledge (gnosis)
know that he is righteous, ye
know that every one that
doeth righteousness is born of him.
Jesus said, "A
grapevine has been planted
outside of the
being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."
Behold, what manner of love the
hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God:
Jesus said, "Whoever has something in his hand will receive more, and whoever
has nothing will be deprived
of even the little he has."
Whoever has nothing
us not, because it knew him not.
Jesus said, "Become
are we the sons of God,
now are we the sons of God
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."
You do not realize who I am
not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be
like him; for we
him as he is.
We shall see him as he is
Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the father will
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."
Will be forgiven
every man that hath this hope in him purifieth
Jesus said, "Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs
gathered from thistles, for they do not produce fruit. A
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
A good man
An evil man brings forth evil
[3:4] Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
He is pure
Whosoever committeth sin
(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."
Comes to be a child
And ye know that he
was manifested to take away
our sins; and in
him is no sin.
He was manifested
(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."
A new wineskin
Whosoever abideth in
him sinneth not: whosoever
sinneth hath not
seen him, neither known him.
Jesus said, "If
two make peace with each
will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away."
If two make peace... in... one house
children, let no man deceive you:
he that doeth
righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Little children, let no man deceive you
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."
You are from it, and to it you will return
that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth
from the beginning. For this
purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that he might destroy the works of the devil.
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning
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
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
We are its children
is born of God doth not
commit sin; for his seed
remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born
Whosoever is born of God
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."
What you look forward to has already come
In this the
children of God are manifest,
and the children of
the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he
that loveth not his brother.
The children of God are manifest
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."
Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel
The one living in your presence
For this is the
message that ye heard from the beginning,
we should love
The message that ye heard from the beginning
Love one another
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."
Their father would beget them
Not as Cain,
of that wicked one, and slew
And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his
Cain... was of that wicked one
Jesus said, "Blessed are the
poor, for yours is the
kingdom of heaven."
Marvel not, my
brethren, if the
world hate 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."
Whoever does... take up his cross
Hate his brothers
We know that we
have passed from death unto life,
because we love the brethren. He that loveth
not his brother abideth in
We have passed from death unto life
Loveth not his brother
Jesus said, "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a
corpse, and whoever has found
corpse is superior to the
Whosoever hateth his brother is a
murderer: and ye know that no
hath eternal life abiding in him.
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."
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he
laid down his
life for us:
He laid down his life...
Lay down our lives
Jesus said, "Blessed
is the man who has suffered
and found life."
we ought to lay
down our lives for the
Lay down our lives
Jesus said, "Take heed of the living one while you are alive, lest you
die and seek
to see him and be unable to
Seek to see him
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth
need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth
the love of God in him?
Seeth his brother
Jesus said, "Two
on a bed: the one will die,
and the other
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."
Two will rest on a bed
little children, let us not love
word, neither in tongue;
deed and in truth.
Love... in deed
Jesus said, "It is to those who are worthy of my
that I tell my
mysteries. Do not let your
left (hand) know what your right
hereby we know that we are of the
and shall assure
our hearts before him.
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
For if our
us, God is greater than our
knoweth all things.
Jesus said, "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the
dinner, he sent his servant to invite the guests.
Those... have asked to be excused
heart condemn us not, then
have we confidence
If our heart condemn us not
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."
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we
commandments, and do those
things that are pleasing in his sight.
We keep his commandments
Jesus said, "Show me the
stone which the builders have
one is the
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name
Son Jesus Christ, and love
one another, as he gave us
His Son Jesus Christ
Jesus said, "If one
who knows the all still feels
deficiency, he is completely deficient."
One who knows the all
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in
him. And hereby we
know that he abideth in us,
by the Spirit which he
hath given us.
We know... he abideth in us
Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted.
have been persecuted they
will find no
You have been
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether
they are of God: because many false
prophets are gone out into the
False prophets are gone out
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
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth
that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh is of God:
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... within you
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus
Christ is come in
the flesh is
not of God:
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh
Jesus said, "I shall destroy this
house, and no one will be
build it [...]."
this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the
man said to him, "Tell my
brothers to divide my
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?"
My brothers... my father
Ye are of God, little
children, and have overcome
them: because greater
is he that is in you, than he
that is in the world.
Greater is he
Jesus said, "The
harvest is great but the
laborers are few. Beseech the
Lord, therefore, to send out laborers
The harvest... the harvest
The laborers... laborers
are of the
world: therefore speak
of the world, and the
world heareth them.
The world... the world
said, "O Lord, there are many around the
drinking trough, but there is
nothing in the cistern."
The drinking trough
are of God: he that knoweth
God heareth us; he that is not of
God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit
We are of God
Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the
the bridal chamber."
Enter the bridal chamber
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every
one that loveth is born
of God, and knoweth God.
Every one that loveth
Born of God
(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."
Seek his unfailing and enduring treasure
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God
("Love... endures all things... love never fails," 1 Corinthians 13:7-8)
God is love
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
extend. Split a piece of
wood, and I am there. Lift up the
you will find me there."
From me did the all come forth
Unto me did the all extend
love of God
toward us, because that
God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we
This was manifested
We might live through him
(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."
The fine garments
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the
propitiation for our sins.
woman from the crowd said to him, "Blessed are the womb which bore you
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.'"
The breasts which nourished you
Beloved, if God
so loved us, we ought also to
love one another.
God so loved us
Jesus said, "He who has recognized the
body, but he
who has found the
body is superior
The body... the world
hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected
Jesus said, "Let him who
has grown rich be king, and
let him who
possesses power renounce it."
Who has grown rich
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he
hath given us of his Spirit.
He hath given us of his Spirit
Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the
fire, and he who is far from
me is far from the
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the
be the Saviour of the
Jesus said, "The images are manifest to man, but the light
remains concealed in the image
of the light of the father. He will
become manifest, but his
image will remain concealed by his light."
Light in them remains concealed in the image
His image will remain concealed by his light
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God
dwelleth in him, and he
God dwelleth in him
He in God
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 images
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God
is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth
in God, and God in him.
Dwelleth in God
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."
Adam came into being
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in
the day of judgment: because as he is, so
are we in this world.
So are we in this world
Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched
is the soul that is dependent
on these two."
Wretched is the soul
There is no fear in love; but perfect
love casteth out fear:
hath torment. He that feareth
is not made perfect in love.
Fear hath torment
(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?'"
Give to you those things you (already) have
him, because he first loved us.
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?"
If a man say, I love God,
and hateth his brother, he is a liar:
for he that loveth not his
brother whom he hath seen,
how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?
Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my
lordship is mild,
and you will
find repose for yourselves."
commandment have we from
him, That he who loveth God
love his brother also.
This commandment... from him
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."
Tell us who you are
Whosoever believeth that Jesus
is the Christ is born of God:
every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten
Jesus is the Christ
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."
You do not inquire after it
By this we
know that we love the
children of God, when we love
God, and keep his commandments.
<Jesus said,> "Do
not give what is holy to
them on the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they
[...] it [...]."
Do not give
For this is the love of God, that we
keep his commandments: and
his commandments are not grievous.
Jesus said, "He
who seeks will find, and he
who knocks will be let in."
He who seeks... he who knocks
is born of God overcometh the
world: and this is
the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Whatsoever is born of God
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."
If you have money
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he
that believeth that Jesus
is the Son of God?
He that believeth... Jesus
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."
A certain woman
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not
by water only, but by water and blood. And it
is the Spirit that
beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
It is the Spirit
(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."
A certain woman
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the
Holy Ghost: and these three
The Holy Ghost
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
A powerful man
And there are three that bear witness in
the water, and the blood: and
these three agree in one.
In earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood
The disciples said to him, "Your
brothers and your mother are
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."
Your brothers and your mother
If we receive the
witness of men, the witness
of God is greater:
for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
The witness of men
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."
What is mine
believeth on the Son of God hath
witness in himself:
he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth
not the record that God gave of his Son.
Hath the witness in himself
<Jesus said,> "Whoever does not hate his father and his
I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love
father and his mother as I do
cannot become a disciple to me.
mother [...], but my true mother gave me life."
Love his father and his mother as I do
this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life,
life is in his Son.
This life is in his Son
Jesus said, "Woe to the pharisees, for they are like a
the manger of oxen,
for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen
A dog sleeping
the Son hath
life; and he
not the Son of
God hath not life.
He that hath the Son
He that hath not the Son
Jesus said, "Fortunate is the
knows where the brigands will
enter, so that he may get up, muster his domain, and arm himself before
The man who knows
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye
may know that
ye have eternal life, and that ye
may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Ye may know
They said to Jesus, "Come, let
us pray today and let us
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."
Let us pray
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we
any thing according to his
will, he heareth us:
We ask any thing
Jesus said, "He
who knows the father and the
mother will be called the
son of a harlot."
He who knows the father
we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that
we have the petitions that we desired of him.
If we know that he hear us
Jesus said, "When you make the two one, you will become the
man, and when you say,
'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."
The sons of man
man see his brother sin a sin
which is not unto death, he
shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.
There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One
of them, the largest, went
astray. He left the
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
One... went astray
unrighteousness is sin: and
there is a sin not unto death.
All unrighteousness is sin
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
Become like me
We know that whosoever
is born of God sinneth not;
Whosoever is born of God
Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a
man who had a hidden treasure
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... died
is begotten of God keepeth
himself, and that wicked one
He... keepeth himself
Jesus said, "Whoever finds the
and becomes rich, let him renounce the
The world... the world
know that we are of God, and the
The whole world
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
himself is superior to the
Whoever finds himself
know that the Son of God is come, and hath
Hath given us an understanding
Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe
to the soul
that depends on the flesh."
Woe to the soul that depends on the flesh
may know him
that is true, and we are in
that is true,
We... know him that is true
His disciples said to him, "When will the
<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."
Christ. This is the true God,
[5:21] Little children,
His Son Jesus Christ
("The Son of God is come" 5:20)
Simon Peter said to him, "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy
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."
from idols. Amen.
The Gospel of
Thomas - 1 Corinthians
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Gospel of Thomas
Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin (In PDF Format)