The Gospel of Thomas - Philippians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas and Philippians

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What may be the Original Gospel of Christ commonly known as The Gospel of Thomas
is aligned with Philippians comparing connections in thought, word, and rhetoric.
Then deeper insights are revealed through the comparison and contrast of these two aligned scriptures.
The Gospel of Thomas

Translated by
Thomas O. Lambdin
The Epistle
To the Philippians


By  Paul
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These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ,
The living JesusJesus Christ
Didymos Judas ThomasPaul and Timotheus
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(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
1:1b     to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
Whoever findsAll the saints... with the bishops and deacons
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(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."
1:2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Troubled... troubledPeace
Rule overThe Lord
The AllJesus Christ
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(3) Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."
1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
In the sky... in the sea... inside of youIn every prayer... in the gospel
To you... you... to you... you... of you... you... you... you... you... you... yourselvesOf you... for you... your
Know yourselves... you will become known... you will realize... know yourselvesRemembrance of you... your fellowship
WhenAlways... from the first day until now
You dwell in poverty... povertyYour fellowship in the gospel
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(4) Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."
1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
The man old in days... seven days oldThe day of Jesus Christ
Will not hesitateBeing confident
The place of lifeIn you
First... lastBegun... until
He will live...
(
They will become one)
He... will perform it
(i.e.
a good work)
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(5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."
1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart;
Recognize what is in your sightIt is meet... to think this of you 
That which is hidden from youI have you in my heart
NothingAll
You... youYou...you
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(6) His disciples questioned him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?"
    Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."
1:7b   inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
Us to fast... we pray... we give alms... diet... we observeMy bonds... my grace
Do not tell liesThe defence and confirmation
Do not do what you hateThe gospel
All things areYe all are
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(7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."
1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
The lion... the lion... the lionGod
Man... the man... man... manJesus
Consumed... consumesIn the bowels
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(8) And he said, "The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
A wise fisherman... the wise fishermanKnowledge and... judgment
Cast his net into the seaLove may abound
AllAll
He threw all the small fish back into the seaYour love may abound... in all judgment
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(9) Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
Now the sowerThe day of Christ
A handful (of seeds)Things that are excellent
The good soilYe... be sincere and without offence
Produced... it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measureBeing filled
Good fruitThe fruits of righteousness
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(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."
1:11b   which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Fire... see... it blazesJesus Christ... the glory
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(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?"
1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
The livingBrethren
In the days when you... you made it what... When you... On the day when you... when you becomeThe things which happened unto me
Became two... become twoHave fallen
You were one you became two... you become twoWhich happened... unto the furtherance of the gospel
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(12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
    Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."
1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;
Who is to be our leader?Christ
Wherever you are... heaven and earthIn all the palace, and in all other places
Came into beingAre manifest
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(13) Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like."
    Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
    Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
    Thomas said to him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like."
    Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
    And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
    Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."
1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 1:17 But the other of  love, knowing
that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
His disciplesThe brethren
I am... You are... You are... you are... I amI am
A wise philosopherKnowing
Tell me whom I amSpeak the word
Wholly incapable of saying whom you arePreach Christ... preach Christ
You have become intoxicated from the bubbling springWaxing confident... love, knowing
You will pick up stones and throw them at meEnvy and strife... The one preach Christ of contention... supposing to add affliction
A fire will come out of the stones and burn you upThe defence of the gospel
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(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."
1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
If... and if... and if... if     (If this, then that)What then?
Fast... pray... give almsIn pretence
They receive you,
eat what they will set before you,
and heal the sick among them
In truth
That which issues from your mouthChrist is preached...
every way
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(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."
1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
You seeI know
When you see one who was not born of womanThe Spirit of Jesus Christ
Prostrate yourselves on your facesYour prayer
Your fatherJesus Christ
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(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."
1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always,
Men think, perhapsMy earnest expectation
They do not knowMy hope
The father against the son, and the son against the fatherIn nothing I shall be ashamed
They will stand solitaryWith all boldness
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(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."
1:20b    so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body,
I shallChrist shall
Eye... ear... hand... mindMy body
Seen... heard... touched... occurred to the human mindBe magnified in my body
NeverNow
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(18) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."
    Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
1:20c   whether it be by life, or by death.
1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Our end... the end... the end... the end... deathDeath... die
The beginning... the beginning... the beginningLife... live
Blessed isIs gain
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(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 and whose leaves do not do not fall summer and winter. Whoever becomes acquainted with them will not experience death."
1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ;
He came into beingI live in the flesh
If you becomeIf I live
MinisterLabour
Trees... leavesFruit
Remain undisturbedI am in a strait (distressed)
FallDepart
Summer and winterChoose... betwixt two
Whoever becomes acquaintedI wot (know) not
Will not experience deathBe with Christ
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(20) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like."
    He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky."
1:23b     which is far better: 1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is likeFar better
It falls on tilled soilTo abide... in the flesh
A shelter for birds of the skyTo abide... is more needful for you
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(21) Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples like?"
    He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their presence in order to let them have back their field and to give it back to them. Therefore I say, if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him dig through into his house of his domain to carry away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."
1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you,

Children who have settled in a field which is not theirs... the owner of a house... into his house of his domainI know that I shall abide and continue with you
Arm yourselves with great strengthYour... joy... your rejoicing
The owners of the field come... the thief is coming... lest the robbers find a way to come to youBy my coming to you... I come
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(22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."
    They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"
    Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."
1:27b    or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Infants being suckledStand fast
Enter the kingdom... enter the kingdom... enter the kingdomOr else be absent
Make the two oneThe faith of the gospel
Make the two one... one and the sameOne spirit... one mind... together
An eye... a hand... a foot... a likenessAn evident token of perdition
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(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."
1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
I shall choose youIn the behalf of Christ
StandSuffer
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(24) His disciples said to him, "Show us the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek it."
    He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness."
1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Show us the place where you areYe saw in me
There is light within a man of light... he lights up the whole worldIn me...  in me
Whoever has ears, let him hearNow hear
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(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
LoveLove
Your brotherFellowship
SoulSpirit
The pupil of your eyeBowels
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(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."
2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Your brother's eye... your own eye... your own eye... your brother's eyeBe likeminded... one accord... one mind
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(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."
2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind
Do not... will not... do not... will notNothing be done
The worldStrife or vainglory
The Sabbath... a SabbathLowliness of mind
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(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."
2:3b    let each esteem other better than themselves.
2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
I appeared to them in fleshEsteem other... Look
None of themEach... themselves
The sons of menEvery man... every man
Blind... sightLook
They will repentLook... on the things of others
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(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."
2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 2:6 Who, being in the form of God,
SpiritChrist Jesus
BeingBeing
The bodyThe form of God
I am amazedLet this mind be in you
In this povertyIn the form of God
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(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."
2:6b    thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Gods... godsGod
I am with himBe equal with
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(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
2:7 But made himself of no reputation,
No prophet is acceptedNo reputation
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(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
2:7b   and took upon him the form of a servant,
A city being builtTook upon him the form of a servant
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(33) Jesus said, "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."
2:7c   and was made in the likeness of men:
2:8 And being found
Puts it under a bushel... hiddenBeing found
Sets it on a lampstand... see its lightIn the likeness of men... found
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(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."
2:8b   in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
A blind man... a blind manIn fashion as a man
They... fallHe humbled
Into a pitIn... a man
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(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."
2:8c   and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
A strong manDeath... death
By forceBecame obedient
He binds his handsThe death of the cross
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(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."
2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Do not be concerned... about what you will wearGod... hath... given him a name...above every name
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(37) His disciples said, "When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?"
    Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid"
2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
When will you become revealed to us...
when shall we see you?...  
When you disrobe
At the name of Jesus
UnderUnder
Your feetEvery knee
The son... the living oneJesus
You will not be afraidEvery knee should bow
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(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."
2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
These words which I am saying to youEvery tongue should confess that
No one else to hear them fromJesus Christ is Lord
You will lookThe glory
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(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."
2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
The pharisees and the scribesYe have always obeyed
Have not entered... hiddenNot... in my presence
Nor... allowed to enterMy absence
You... be as wise as serpents and as innocent as dovesYe... obeyed... much more
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(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."
2:12b    work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Planted outsideWork out
The fatherYour own salvation
It will be pulled up... and destroyedWith fear and trembling
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(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."
2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Whoever has something... whoever has nothingGod... worketh in you
In his handIn you
Receive more... be deprivedHis good pleasure
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(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."
2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless,
Become passers-byBe blameless and harmless
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(43) His disciples said to him, "Who are you, that you should say these things to us?"
    <Jesus said to them,> "You do not realize who I am from what I say to you, but you have become like the Jews, for they (either) love the tree and hate its fruit (or) love the fruit and hate the tree."
2:14b   the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Who are you... who I amThe sons of God... whom ye shine as lights
You should say these things to us... I say to youRebuke
The JewsA crooked and perverse nation... the world
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(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."
2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ,
Blasphemes... blasphemes... blasphemesThe word of life... I may rejoice
The sonChrist
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(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."
2:16b   that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
Not harvestedNeither laboured
Brings forth good from his storehouseThe sacrifice and service of your faith
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(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."
2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
His eyes should not be loweredRejoice with me
One of you comesSend Timotheus
A childTimotheus
Be acquainted with the kingdomI know
One so superior.... be a child...  become superiorYour state
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(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."
2:20 For I have no man likemindedwho will  naturally care for your state.
2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
It is impossible... it is impossible... to serveNo man... who will  naturally care
Two horses... two bows... two masters; otherwiseLikeminded
A man... No manNo man
A servant to serveAll seek their own
New wine... new wine... a new wineskin... a new garmentThe things which are Jesus Christ's
Not... nor... notNot
A tear would resultYour state
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(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."  

(C.f. see
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.")
2:22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father,
Two make peace with each other in this one house
(the sons of man)
As a son with the father
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(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."
2:22b   he hath served with me in the gospel.
The solitary and electServed... in the gospel
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(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.'"
2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
2:24 But I trust in the Lord
The electHim... I...send
Where did you come from?... We came from... the light cameI hope to send... go with me
Became manifestI shall see
The living fatherThe Lord
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(51) His disciples said to him, "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?"
    He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
2:24b   that I also myself shall come shortly.
2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you
When will the repose of the dead come... when will the new world comeI... shall come shortly
ComeSend
You do not recognize itI supposed it
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(52) His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you."
    He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."
Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger,
ProphetsMessenger
Spoke in... spoke in... spokenIn labour
The one living in your presenceMy brother...
companion...

fellowsoldier
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(53) His disciples said to him, "Is circumcision beneficial or not?"
    He said to them, "If it were beneficial, their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable."
2:25b  and he that ministered to my wants.
2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness,
Beneficial... beneficial... profitableTo my wants
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(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
2:26b   because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
The poorSick
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(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."
2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only,
Become a disciple... take up his crossNigh unto death
Be worthyHe was sick... but God had mercy
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(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."
2:27b   but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Whoever... has found (only) a corpseI... have sorrow upon sorrow
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(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."
2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
CameSent
Not allowI may
I am afraidCarefully
On the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visibleWhen ye see him
They will be pulled up and burnedBe the less sorrowful
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(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness;
BlessedGladness
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(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."
2:29b   and hold such in reputation:
Take heed of the living oneHold such in reputation
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(60) <They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to his disciples, "That man is round about the lamb."
    They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."
    He said to them, "While it is alive, he will not eat it, but only when he has killed it and it has become a corpse."
    They said to him, "He cannot do so otherwise."
    He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourself within repose, lest you become a corpse and be eaten."
2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord.
A lamb... the lambChrist
His disciplesMy brethren
That man is round aboutHe was nigh unto
Kill... killed... a corpse... a corpseDeath
AliveLife
He cannot do so otherwiseSupply your lack of service
LookRegarding
Within reposeIn the Lord
While... whenFinally
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(61) Jesus said, "Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live."
    Salome said, "Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
    Jesus said to her, "I am he who exists from the undivided. I was given some of the things of my father."
    <...> "I am your disciple."
    <...> "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."
3:1b   To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
3:3 For we are the circumcision,
Two... the one... the other... you... youYou... me... you... we
Who are you, manBeware... beware of dogs
He is divided... filled with darknessBeware of evil workers
I am... from the undivided... I am your disciple... He is destroyedWe are the circumcision
Given some of the thingsWrite the same things
I am...I amWe are
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(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."
3:3b   which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Those who(The circumcision)... which
My mysteries... my mysteriesIn Christ Jesus
Do not let your left (hand) knowHave no confidence in the flesh
Your right (hand)The spirit
Your left (hand)The flesh
Do... doingThe flesh
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(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."
3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
A rich manAny other man
Had much moneyHave confidence in the flesh
Much... fill... lack nothingMore
I may... I shallI might
I shall lack nothingHe hath whereof he might trust in the flesh
His intentionsMan thinketh
EarsThe flesh
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(64) Jesus said, "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant to invite the guests.
    He went to the first one and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said, 'I have claims against some merchants. They are coming to me this evening. I must go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
    He went to another and said to him, 'My master has invited you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a house and am required for the day. I shall not have any spare time.'
    He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'My friend is going to get married, and I am to prepare the banquet. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
    He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm, and I am on my way to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused.'
    The servant returned and said to his master, 'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.' The master said to his servant, 'Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet, so that they may dine.' Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father."
3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
A manChrist... Christ... Christ
Invite the guestsThe Hebrews
Merchants... Businessmen and merchantsBenjamin... Pharisee
(Benjamin = son of good fortune)
OrdersThe law
Spare timeThe eighth day
Will not enter the places of my fatherPersecuting the church
The dinner... the dinner... get married... the banquet... the dinner... the dinner... dine... the places of my fatherThe church
Be excused... be excused... be excused... be excusedBlameless
A farmDung
A houseThings... all things... all things
I... collect the rentGain to me... I counted loss... loss... the loss
His servant... The servant... his servant... My master... My master... My master... My master... his master... The masterMy Lord
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(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."
3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings,

A good manRighteousness...
of Christ...
the righteousness
Who ownedNot having mine own
The produce... the produce
(See also Thomas 9 with Philippians 1:11)
Righteousness...
the righteousness
Seized... and beat him... beat this one... all but killing himHis sufferings
Recognize them... respect... my son... knew that it was heKnow him
The owner sent his sonWhich is of God
They seized him and killed himThe fellowship of his sufferings
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(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
3:10b   being made conformable unto his death;
Show me the stoneBeing made conformable
The buildersMade
The stone which the builders have rejectedHis death
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(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
IfIf
Knows the allAttain unto the resurrection
Feels a personal deficiencyBy any means I might attain
Deficiency... deficient
(the body without the spirit is dead)
The dead
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(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."
3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after,
Blessed are youAlready attained
WhenAlready
Persecuted... you have been persecutedWere already perfect
Wherever... find no placeFollow after
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(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."
3:12b   if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

apprehend = to lay hold of with the mind, to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend

They who have been persecutedI am apprehended
(apprehend = to lay hold of, to catch)
They who have truly come to know the fatherI may apprehend
(apprehend = to lay hold of with the mind, to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend)
The fatherChrist Jesus
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(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."
3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
That which... That whichthose thing which... those things which
It... itOne thing
That which you have will save youI count not myself to have apprehended... those things which are before
Bring it forthReaching forth
That which you do not haveThose things which are behind
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(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."
3:14 I press toward the mark
I shall destroyI press toward
This houseThe mark
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(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?"
3:14b   for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
My father's possessionsThe prize of the high calling of God
Who has made meGod
I am... am IChrist Jesus
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(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."
3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect
Great... fewAs many as
ThereforeTherefore
Laborers... laborersBe perfect
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(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
3:15b   be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded,
NothingAny thing
The... trough... the cisternThus minded... otherwise minded
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(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
3:15c    God shall reveal even this unto you.
The solitary who will enter the bridal chamberGod shall reveal even this unto you
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(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."
3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attainedlet us walk
A merchant who had a consignment of merchandiseWe have already attained
You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasureLet us walk 
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(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."
3:16b   by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
It is I who am the light... It is I who am the allThe same rule
SplitThe same thing
You will find me thereLet us mind the same thing
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(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."
3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me,
Your kings and your great menBrethren
Come out into the desertBe followers together of me
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(79) A woman from the crowd said to him, "Blessed are the womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you."
    He said to her, "Blessed are those who have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it. For there will be days when you will say, 'Blessed are the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk.'"
3:17b   and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
3:18 (For many walk,
of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping,
A woman from the crowd... the womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished youFor many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping
Blessed are thoseMark them
Those who have heard the word... and have truly kept itThem which walk
Blessed are the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milkYe have us for an ensample
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(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."
3:18b   that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly,
Who... whoWhose... whose
He who has recognized the worldThey are the enemies of the cross of Christ
The world... the body... the body... the worldTheir belly
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(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
3:19b   and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Who has grown richWho mind earthly things
Be kingIs... their shame
Who... whoWhose... who
Who possesses powerWhose glory
Renounce itMind earthly things
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(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
3:21 Who 
Who... whoWho
Near meOur conversation
He... is far from meWe look for the Saviour
From me... from the kingdomFrom whence
The kingdomHeaven... the Lord Jesus Christ
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(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."
3:21b   shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
The imagesOur vile body
The image of the light of the fatherHis glorious body
He will become manifestHe is able even to subdue all things
Will become manifestMay be fashioned
His imageAll things
The light... the light... his lightHimself
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(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!"
4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for
Your imagesMy brethren
You will have to bearBeloved and longed for
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(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."
4:1b   my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
A great power and a great wealthMy joy and crown
He would not have experienced deathStand fast in the Lord
Become worthy... been worthyDearly beloved
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(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."
4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
No placeIn the Lord
His headThe same mind
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(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow,
Dependant... dependantYokefellow
TwoAlso
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(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?'"
4:3b   help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers,
The angels and the prophetsThose women which laboured with me... Clement... my fellowlabourers
Give to you those... give them thoseHelp those
Those things you (already) have... those things which you have... what is theirsThe gospel
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(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?"
4:3c   whose names are in the book of life. 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
The insideIn the book... in the Lord
He who madeThe Lord
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(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."

( Also compare Philippians 4:3 and Thomas 90: Clement = mild, and merciful )
4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Unto meUnto all men
Easy... mildYour moderation
You will find reposeYour moderation be known
My lordshipThe Lord
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(91) They said to him, "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you."
    He said to them, "You read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment."
4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
Tell us... read... readPrayer... supplication... thanksgiving
The face of the sky and of the earthIn every thing
Believe... recognized... knowSupplication with thanksgiving
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(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."
4:6b   let your requests be made known unto God.
Seek and you will find... you asked... you... inquireYour... requests
Tell you... to tellBe made known
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(93) <Jesus said,> "Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them on the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they [...] it [...]."
4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
Do not give... Do not throwKeep your hearts and minds
What is holyThe peace of God
The pearlsAll understanding
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(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."4:7b   through (in) Christ Jesus.
Be let inThrough (in) Christ Jesus
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(95) Jesus said, "If you have money, do not lend it at interest, but give it to one from whom you will not get it back.
4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,
Money... it... interest... it... itWhatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest
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(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."
4:8b   whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovelywhatsoever things are of good report;
A certain woman
(The wisdom from above,
[she] is without partiality, - James 3:17)
Whatsoever things are just
A certain woman
(The wisdom from above,
[she] is first pure - James 3:17)
Whatsoever things are pure
A certain womanLovely
The kingdom... leaven... dough... loavesThings... things... things...
things
Let him who has ears hearWhatsoever things are of good report
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(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."
4:8c   if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard,
The kingdom... a jar... meal... home... her house... the jarThose things
A certain woman who was carrying a jar full of mealIf there be any virtue
Carrying a jar full of meal... her houseThose things, which ye have... received
The handle of the jar broke
(The handle looks like an ear)
Heard
She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident... learnedThink on these things
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(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."
4:9b   and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Of the fatherThe God of
In his own houseIn me
He drew his sword and stuck it into the wallPeace shall be with you
FindSeen
Carry throughDo
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(99) The disciples said to him, "Your brothers and your mother are standing outside."
    He said to them, "Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother. It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father."
4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again
Your brothers and your mother... my brothers and my motherYour care of me
Are standing outsideHath flourished again
(To shoot up, sprout)
My father... my fatherThe Lord
Enter the kingdomIn the Lord
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(100) They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him, "Caesar's men demand taxes from us."
    He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine."
4:10b   wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want
Men demand taxes from usYe lacked... want
Give... give... give me what is mineNot that I speak in respect of want
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(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."
4:11b   for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
HateBe content
I do... I doI am
Become a disciple to me... become a disciple to meI have learned
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(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."
4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound:
In the manger of oxenBe abased
Eat... eatI know... I know
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(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."
4:12b   every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
The man who knowsI am instructed
Get up... arm himselfBe full... abound
Where... his domainEvery where... in all things
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(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."
4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Come, let us pray... let us fast... fast and prayDo all things
Have I been defeated?Christ... strengtheneth me
The bridegroomChrist
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(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."
4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

He who knows the father and the motherYe did communicate
Be called the son of a harlotMy affliction
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(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."
4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia,
When... whenNow... in the beginning... when
Make the two one... you will become the sons of manThe gospel
Move away... move awayI departed
Mountain, move awayMacedonia
= "extended land"
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(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.'"
4:15b   no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
A hundred sheep... the ninety-nine sheep... the sheep... the ninety-nineChurch
One... oneYe only... once and again
Went astrayThessalonica =
"victory of falsity"
When he had goneYe sent... unto my necessity
Such trouble... I care for you moreCommunicated...
concerning...
ye sent...
unto my necessity
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(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."
4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Will drinkDesire... desire fruit
The things that are hiddenA gift
Be revealed to himAbound to your account
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(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."
4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell,
A man who had a hidden treasure... the one... found the treasureI have all
Knowing it... knowingI am full
InheritedReceived
The treasure... moneyThe things which were sent from you
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(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
4:18b   a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Renounce the worldA sacrifice
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(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?"
4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The one who lives from the living oneGod shall supply all your need
The living oneChrist Jesus
Will not see deathShall supply all... in glory
Whoever finds himself is superior to the worldAccording to his riches
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(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."
4:20 Now unto God and our Father be glory
Woe... woeGlory
The flesh that depends onGod
The soul that depends onOur Father
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(113) His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"
    <Jesus said,> "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."
4:20   for ever and ever. Amen.
4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus.
When will the kingdom come?For ever and ever
Here it isAmen = It is so
MenEvery saint
The kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earthIn Christ Jesus
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(114) Simon Peter said to him, "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life."
    Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."
4:21b    The brethren which are with me greet you.
4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Simon PeterThe brethren
Leave usWith me... greet you... salute you... with you
Not worthy of lifeGrace
Jesus said, "I myself shall lead herOur Lord Jesus Christ be with you
The kingdomCaesar's household... our Lord Jesus Christ
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Aligning and combining the sayings of Jesus within The Gospel of Thomas
together with the canonical apostolic writings, we "make the two into one."
It's almost like Jesus and the apostles left us a cross reference study bible.

Open the links.  Connect the Key Words.  Be Amazed. And Enter the Kingdom.

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Corinthian Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - Galatians Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - Ephesians Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - Colossians Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Thessalonians Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Timothy Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - Hebrews Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - James Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Peter Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - 1 John Connection


The Gospel of Thomas - Revelations Connection


And
 
The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Mark Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of John Connection
 
 


“Give attendance to reading… Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all,” 1 Timothy 4:1315.




























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