The Gospel of
Thomas - The Revelation of Jesus Christ
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The Gospel of Thomas

Translated by
Thomas O. Lambdin
The Revelation of Jesus Christ

As Seen by St. John The Divine
(Perhaps while Meditating on The Gospel of Christ)
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.



The living Jesus

Didymos Judas Thomas

Wrote down
[1:1] The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
[1:2] Who bare record of the word of God, 
and of the testimony of Jesus Christ,


Jesus Christ

John

The testimony
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."

Finds

Whoever... will not experience death
and of all things that he saw.
[1:3] 
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Saw


Blessed is he
(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."

Continue... will become

Troubled
[1:4] John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;





Which is... which is to come

Peace
(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."

See

In the sea... the fish

The kingdom... the kingdom

The living father
[1:5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
[1:6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
[1:7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.








Witness... see

Washed us...
in his own blood

The kings... kings

Father
(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."


First

Last

Become one and the same
[1:8] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.






Alpha

Omega

Which is, and which was, and which is to come
(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."


Recognize what is in your sight

That which is hidden
[1:9] I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
[1:10] I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,


Your brother


Jesus Christ
(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."


We observe

Do not tell lies

In the sight of heaven

Covered... uncovered
[1:11] Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
[1:12] And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
[1:13] And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.




Thou seest

Write in a book

See the voice that spake... I saw

Clothed... girt about
(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."

Consumed

Consumes
[1:14] His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
[1:15] And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace;



A flame of fire

Burned in a furnace
(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."


The sea... the sea... the sea 
and his voice as the sound of many waters.











Many waters
(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."

The sower...took a handful (of seeds)

Scattered them (seeds)
[1:16] And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword:













He had in his right hand seven stars


Out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword
(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."


Fire... blazes

And see
and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
[1:17] And when I saw him,



Sun shineth

And... I saw
(11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass awayThe 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?"

Heaven

Alive... the living... alive

The dead...
 pass away... pass away... die... dead

The light
I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
[1:18] I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
[1:19] Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
[1:20] The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.



Hell

The living... alive

Dead...
death


Stars... candlesticks... stars... candlesticks
(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."









To Jesus

Depart from us

Who is to be our leader?

Wherever you are

Righteous

[2:1] Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
[2:2] I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
[2:3] And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
[2:4] Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
[2:5] Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
[2:6] But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Unto the angel

Walketh in the midst

Apostles

Thou hast left thy first love

Evil
(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."





Tell me
 
Whom I am like

a righteous angel

A wise philosopher


Incapable of saying whom you are like

I am not your master

You will pick up stones and throw them at me

A fire will come out of the stones

Burn you up
[2:7] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
[2:8] And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
[2:9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
[2:10] Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
[2:11] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
[2:12] And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
[2:13] I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.



The Spirit saith

The tree of life

The angel of the church

I know

Blasphemy


Them which say they are Jews, and are not

Be thou faithful unto death... my faithful martyr, who was slain among you

What the Spirit saith...  saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges

That ye may be tried... the second death
(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."

Fast

Eat

Mouth
[2:14] But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
[2:15] So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
[2:16] Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
[2:17] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.


Eat

Eat

Mouth
(15) Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your father."





One ... not born of woman

Your faces

Worship
[2:18] And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
[2:19] I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
[2:20] Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

The Son of God

His eyes

Sacrificed unto idols
(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."






Peace (making two into one)

Dissension

Fire, sword, and war

I have come

Father... father

[2:21] And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
[2:22] Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
[2:23] And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts:
and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

[2:24] But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
[2:25] But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
[2:26] And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
[2:27] And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Fornication... adultery

Great tribulation

Kill

Till I come

Father
(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."








Give

Ear...

Heard

No hand has touched

The human mind
[2:28] And I will give him the morning star.
[2:29] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
[3:1] And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
[3:2] Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
[3:3] Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Give

Ear...

Hear...
heard

Hold fast

I know... know
(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."





Tell us how our end will be

The end

Where the beginning is, there will the end be

Take his place

He will know the end

Will not experience death
[3:4] Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
[3:5] He that overcometh, the same
shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
[3:6] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
[3:7] And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath
the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
[3:8] I know thy works: behold,
I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
[3:9] Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to
know that I have loved thee.
[3:10] Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,



They shall walk with me in white\

He... shall be clothed in white raiment

The key of David
   (The key to the kingdom)


I have set before thee an open door

Know that I have loved thee

Will keep thee from the hour of temptation
(19) Jesus said, "Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being. If you become my disciples and listen to my words, these stones will minister to you. For there are five trees for you in Paradise which remain undisturbed summer and winter and whose leaves do not fall. Whoever becomes acquainted with them will not experience death."


Came into being...
Came into being

Become my disciples and listen to my words

These stones will minister

Paradise
which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
[3:11] Behold,
I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
[3:12] Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem,







Come upon...the world
I come quickly

Hold that fast which thou hast



A pillar in the temple of my God

The city of my God, which is new Jerusalem
(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."

Heaven

The smallest of all seeds

Tilled soil
which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
[3:13] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
[3:14] And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness,




Heaven

The faithful and true witness

The creation of God
(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."


Whom are your disciples like?

A field... the field... our field... their field

Carry away his goods

Let there be among you a man of understanding

Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear
the beginning of the creation of God;
[3:15] I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
[3:16] So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
[3:17] Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
[3:18]
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
[3:19] As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
[3:20] Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
[3:21] To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

[3:22] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.







The beginning

The creation of God


Increased with goods

I counsel thee


He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches
(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."









Jesus saw infants

The kingdom

Enter the kingdom

Other dualities made One

The outside

The inside

Inside... outside

The above

Male

Eyes

A hand in place of a hand

A likeness

Enter the kingdom

[4:1] After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
[4:2] And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
[4:3] And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
[4:4] And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
[4:5] And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
[4:6] And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
[4:7] And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
[4:8] And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
[4:9] And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
[4:10] The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,


I looked, and, behold... I will shew thee things... behold

A throne was set in heaven... One sat on the throne

Come up hither...come... a door was opened

Day and night... before and behind

Clothed in white raiment... on their heads

Within

In the midst of the throne, and round about the throne

A rainbow

A man

Eyes... eyes

Cast their crowns

Like... like... like... like

Round about the throne... out of the throne... before the throne... the throne... the throne... the throne
(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."


I shall choose you
[4:11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power:




Thou art worthy
(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."

Show us... where you are

Seek it

Whoever... let him hear

He is darkness
for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
[5:1] And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
[5:2] And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
[5:3] And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
[5:4] And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

Thou hast created all things... for thy pleasure

I saw... a book

A strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice

No man was found worthy
(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."

Love your brother

The pupil of your eye
[5:5] And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.


One of the elders

Weep not: behold
(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."





See... eye...see... eye... eye... see... eye
(mentioned seven times)

The beam
[5:6] And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
[5:7] And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
[5:8] And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
[5:9] And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain

Seven eyes



Thou wast slain
(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."




The world

The kingdom

Observe the Sabbath
and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
[5:10] And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
[5:11] And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;


Every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation

Made us... kings... and we shall reign on the earth

I beheld... the voice of many angels round about the throne
(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."

I took my place... in flesh

I found all of them intoxicated

My soul... afflicted for the sons of men

Shake off their wine
[5:12] Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
[5:13] And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
[5:14] And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
[6:1] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying,



Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

And every creature which... are in the sea

The Lamb


The noise of thunder
(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."











Came into being

Came into being

The body

This poverty

This great wealth
Come and see.
[6:2] And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
[6:3] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
[6:4] And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
[6:5] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
[6:6] And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
[6:7] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

Come and see

Come and see... Come and see

The earth

A measure of wheat for a penny

The oil and the wine
(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."








Three gods

I am with him
[6:8] And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
[6:9] And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
[6:10] And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Death, and Hell followed with him

The souls of them that were slain... cried... saying... O Lord
(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."






No prophet is accepted
[6:11] And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
[6:12] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;



Their brethren... should be killed as they were
(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."








A city being built

High

Mountain

Fortified

Cannot fall

Nor can it be hidden
[6:13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
[6:14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[6:15] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;


The heaven... is rolled together

Places...
great... rich... chief... mighty

Mountain... mountains

In the rocks

The stars of heaven fell

Hid themselves
(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."


Preach from your housetops

A hidden place
[6:16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:








The mountains and rocks

Hide us
(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."










Fall

A blind man

A blind man

A pit

[6:17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
[7:1] And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
[7:2] And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
[7:3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Who shall be able to stand?

Any tree... the trees

I saw... I saw... sealed... in their foreheads

The four corners of the earth... the earth...
the earth...the sea... the earth...the sea... the earth...the sea
(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."























The house... his house

A strong man

His hands
[7:4] And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
[7:5] Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of
the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
[7:6] Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of
the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
[7:7] Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
[7:8] Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
[7:9] After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which
no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
[7:10] And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
[7:11] And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
[7:12] Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


All the tribes of the children... the tribe

Israel... no man

Their hands
(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."










Morning until evening and from evening until morning

What you will wear
[7:13] And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
[7:14] And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
[7:15] Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
[7:16] They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.



Day and night


Arrayed in white robes... their robes
(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"

Become revealed to us

You will not be afraid

Then will you see
[7:17] For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.









The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne

God shall wipe away all tears

From their eyes
(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."


You desired to hear...
to hear

You will look for me
[8:1] And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
[8:2] And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.





There was silence in heaven


I saw
(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."


Taken the keys of knowledge

Those who wish
[8:3] And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints








Having a golden censer

The prayers of all saints
(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."

A grapevine...outside of the father
upon the golden altar which was before the throne.





The golden altar... before the throne

(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."






In his hand

Will receive more
[8:4] And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
[8:5] And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
[8:6] And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
[8:7] The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Out of the angel's hand... cast upon the earth

Took the censer, and filled it with fire
(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."





Become passers-by
[8:8] And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
[8:9] And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.


The creatures which... had life, died
(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."


The tree... the tree
[8:10] And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
[8:11] And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
[8:12] And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.


Wormwood... wormwood
(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."

Will not be forgiven

Earth


Heaven

[8:13] And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!





Woe, woe, woe

Earth

Heaven
(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."



His storehouse...
His evil storehouse

His heart...
The heart

Evil things
Evil things
[9:1] And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
[9:2] And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose
a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
[9:3] And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
[9:4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing,




The bottomless pit...
The bottomless pit

The pit
The pit

A smoke... the smoke locusts
The smoke... the smoke... the scorpions
(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."

Those born of women
neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
[9:5] And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.






Those men... a man... any tree
(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."

Man

Horses

A new garment
[9:6] And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
[9:7] And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
[9:8] And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
[9:9] And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
[9:10] And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.




Men... men... men

Horses... horses

Breastplates... breastplates
  (48) Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away."










Two

Make peace

They will say

Move Away... move away
[9:11] And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
[9:12] One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
[9:13] And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
[9:14] Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
[9:15] And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
[9:16] And the number of the army of the horsemen were hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

Two... two

One... Apollyon (destroy)

I heard a voice... I heard the number

Loose... loosed
(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."















Blessed are the solitary and elect

From it

You will return
[9:17] And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
[9:18] By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
[9:19] For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
[9:20] And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
[9:21] Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

The rest of the men... were... killed...
Men killed


Issued

Repented... repented... sorceries
(50) Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where did you come from?', say to them, 'We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?', say, 'We are its children, we are the elect of the living father.' If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father in you?', say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'"



Say... say... say.... ask


The light

What is the sign
[10:1] And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
[10:2] And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
[10:3] And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
[10:4] And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

(Prophesy again. There are seven voices named in The Little Book known as The Gospel of Thomas. The Seven Thunders: Jesus, Thomas, James, Peter, Matthew, Solome, and Mary.)


Cried... voice... cried... uttered their voices... uttered their voices.. voice... uttered

The sun... fire

Write them not
(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."


When will the repose of the dead come about

When will the new world come
[10:5] And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
[10:6] And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
[10:7] But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

Earth... heaven... 
time no longer


Heaven... earth... 
the mystery of God should be finished
(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."













Prophets spoke

Spoken (only) of the dead
[10:8] And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
[10:9] And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
[10:10] And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
[10:11] And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
[11:1] And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
[11:2] But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.



I heard from heaven... prophesy again

Them that worship therein... the temple
(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."



Beneficial or not

Circumcision...circumcision
[11:3] And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
[11:4] These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
[11:5] And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.




Two olive trees... two candlesticks

Any man will hurt... any man will hurt
(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."



Blessed are the poor

Heaven
[11:6] These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.


These have power

Heaven
(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."



Hate... hate

Cross
[11:7] And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
[11:8] And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.




Make war against them

Crucified... dead bodies... kill them
(56) Jesus said, "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world."




The world... the world


A corpse... a corpse
[11:9] And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
[11:10] And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.


The earth... the earth...
The people and kindreds and tongues and nations...

Dead bodies... dead bodies
(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."








The kingdom of the father is like a man

Pull up... pull up... pull up

Good seed


His enemy came by night

Afraid

On the day of the harvest


Burned
[11:11] And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
[11:12] And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
[11:13] And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
[11:14] The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
[11:15] And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
[11:16] And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
[11:17] Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
[11:18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come,

The Spirit of life from God entered into them


Come up hither...
ascended up

They stood upon their feet...  
(these two prophets...
put in graves)

The same hour was there a great earthquake

Affrighted

The kingdoms of this world... become the kingdoms of our Lord

The nations were angry, and thy wrath is come
(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."






The man who has suffered

Found life
and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
[11:19] And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

The dead... thy servants the prophets, and to the saints

There was seen in his temple the ark of his testament
(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."


Take heed of the living one
[12:1] And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
[12:2] And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

A woman clothed with the sun
(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."


That man is round about the lamb

Kill it and eat it... eat it... killed it... be eaten

A place... within repose
[12:3] And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
[12:4] And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
[12:5] And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
[12:6] And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.






A man child, who was to rule all nations


Devour... feed


A place prepared of God
(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."


Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live

Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch

I... exists from the undivided

I was given some of the things of my father

Light... darkness
[12:7] And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
[12:8] And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
[12:9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
[12:10] And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
[12:11] And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.




There was war in heaven...
Lives... death

Neither was their place found any more in heaven


The kingdom of our God

The word of their testimony


Day and night
(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."
















Those who are worthy
Your right (hand)

Your left (hand)
[12:12] Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
[12:13] And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
[12:14] And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
[12:15] And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
[12:16] And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
[12:17] And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


Ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them...
The man child

The inhabiters of the earth and of the sea!... the woman
(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."







A rich man

He died

Much money... my money

Fill my storehouse

Let him who has ears hear
[13:1] And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
[13:2] And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
[13:3] And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
[13:4] And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
[13:5] And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
[13:6] And
he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
[13:7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
[13:8] And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
[13:9]
If any man have an ear, let him hear.


A beast... the beast... the beast... the beast... the beast

Wounded to death... slain

His power... 
great authority

He opened his mouth in blasphemy against God

If any man have an ear, let him hear
(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."











Businessmen and merchants... merchants

13:10] He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
[13:11] And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
[13:12] And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
[13:13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
[13:14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
[13:15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
[13:16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
[13:17] And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
[13:18] Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Another beast...
the first beast... the beast... an image to the beast... the beast... the image of the beast... the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number... of the beast
(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."










A good man who owned a vineyard

He leased it to tenant farmers


Another servant... the heir to the vineyard
[14:1] And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
[14:2] And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
[14:3] And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
[14:4] These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
[14:5] And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
[14:6] And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
[14:7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

A Lamb stood on the mount Sion


redeemed from the earth... redeemed from among men


Another angel... having the everlasting gospel to preach... to every nation
(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."










Rejected

The cornerstone
[14:8] And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
[14:9] And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
[14:10] The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
[14:11] And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Receive... receiveth

The Lamb
(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."



















One who knows the all

Completely deficient
[14:12] Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
[14:13] And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
[14:14] And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
[14:15] And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
[14:16] And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
[14:17] And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
[14:18] And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.


The saints... they that keep... the faith of Jesus

Fully ripe... ripe
(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."


No place
[14:19] And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
[14:20] And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Without the city
(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."


Within themselves

They... know the father
[15:1] And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
[15:2] And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast,




In them

Them that had gotten the victory
(70) Jesus said, "That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you."









That which you have will save you


Bring it forth from yourselves
and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
[15:3] And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
[15:4] Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
[15:5] And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
[15:6] And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

Having the harps of God


They sing the song of Moses... And the song of the Lamb... angels came out of the temple
(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."




This house

No one
[15:7] And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
[15:8] And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

The temple... the temple

No man
(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?"








Tell my brothers to divide

I am not a divider, am I
[16:1] And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
[16:2] And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
[16:3] And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
[16:4] And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
[16:5] And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

Go your ways

O Lord... thou hast judged
(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."

The laborers... laborers
[16:6] For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
[16:7] And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.


Saints and prophets
(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."






There are many around the drinking trough, but... nothing in the cistern
[16:8] And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
[16:9] And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
[16:10] And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
[16:11] And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.


The sun... scorched... and they gnawed their tongues
(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."




The door

Will enter the bridal chamber
[16:12] And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
[16:13] And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

The way

Come out of the mouth ... out of the mouth ... out of the mouth... 
(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 comes near no mothto devour and no worm destroys."


The kingdom of the father

No moth... to devour

Destroys
[16:14] For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
[16:15] Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
[16:16] And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.






The kings of the earth and of the whole world

Keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked

Armageddon
(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.)"

It is I

The light
[16:17] And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
[16:18] And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings;






It is done

Lightnings
(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."








Shaken

Great men? Upon them are the fine garments

Unable to discern the truth
and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
[16:19] And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
[16:20] And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
[16:21] And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof
was exceeding great.
[17:1] And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee


A great earthquake... an earthquake

Upon men a great hail... the plague... was... great


I will shew unto thee
(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.'"









A woman

The womb which bore you

The breasts which nourished you... milk

Those who have heard the word of the father

The womb... the breasts
 the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
[17:2] With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
[17:3] So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
[17:4] And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
[17:5] And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
[17:6] And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
[17:7] And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The great whore

Have committed fornication

Drunk with the wine of her fornication...
Drunken with the blood

The saints...
The martyrs of Jesus

The woman... THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
(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."



The world... the world

The body... the body
[17:8] The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
[17:9] And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

The world... the earth... the bottomless pit

The book of life... the mind which hath wisdom
(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."







King

Let him who possesses power renounce it
[17:10] And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
[17:11] And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
[17:12] And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
[17:13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Kings... kings... kingdom... kings

These... shall give their power... unto the beast

(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."











Me

The fire

The kingdom
[17:14] These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
[17:15] And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
[17:16] And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
[17:17] For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
[17:18] And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

The Lamb... the Lamb

Fire... war

King of kings... kingdom... the kings of the earth
(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."











The light... his light

He will become manifest
[18:1] And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
[18:2] And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
[18:3] For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
[18:4] And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
[18:5] For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


Lightened with his glory

Come out of her, my people
(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!"




When you see your likeness, you rejoice

Die
[18:6] Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
[18:7] How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
[18:8] Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

She hath glorified herself


Death
(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."

Adam

Experienced death
[18:9] And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
[18:10] Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

The kings of the earth

Judgment (is) come
(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."













The foxes have

The son of man

No place

No place to lay... rest
[18:11] And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
[18:12] The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
[18:13] And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
[18:14] And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
[18:15] The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

The merchants... buyeth... The merchants

Souls of men

No more

Shall stand... for... fear
(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."









Wretched... wretched

Two

The body... a body

The soul
[18:16] And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
[18:17] For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
[18:18] And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
[18:19] And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.


Alas, alas... she made desolate

One

Ships...ships

Shipmaster... sailors
(88) Jesus said, "The angels and the prophets will come to you and give to you those things you (already) have. And you too, give them those things which you have, and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take what is theirs?'"


The angels and the prophets

When will they... take
[18:20] Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
[18:21] And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone,



 


Holy apostles and prophets

A mighty angel took
(89) Jesus said, "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not realize that he who made the inside is the same one who made the outside?"







Wash

He who made    
(The Craftsman,  The Architect, and Demiurge of a city, Hebrews 11:10)

The inside
and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
[18:22] And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
[18:23] And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee;



Cast it into the sea

Craftsman


In thee... in thee... in thee... in thee
(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."














Jesus said, "Come unto me

My lordship

Find repose
and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
[18:24] And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
[19:1] And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
[19:2] For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
[19:3] And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
[19:4] And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

The voice of the bridegroom

His servants

Fell down and worshipped
(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."


They said... Tell us

Tell us who you are

The face of the sky

The face... of the earth
[19:5] And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
[19:6] And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
[19:7] Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

The voice of a great multitude

Our God... the Lord God omnipotent

The voice of mighty thunderings

The voice of many waters
(92) Jesus said, "Seek and you will find. Yet, what you asked me about in former times and which I did not tell you then, now I do desire to tell, but you do not inquire after it."



Seek and you will find
[19:8] And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
[19:9] And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
[19:10] And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not:

Blessed are they which are called
(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 [...]."

Do not give what is holy
 I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.



The testimony of Jesus
(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."

He who knocks will be let in
[19:11] And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Heaven opened
(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."



Linking Money to the Name




Have money
[19:12] His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
[19:13] And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
[19:14] And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
[19:15] And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Had a name... his name
(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."


The father

Let him who has ears hear

Made... large loaves
[19:16] And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
[19:17] And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;


KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS

An angel... cried with a loud voice... to all the fowls

The supper of the great God
(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."

The kingdom

Meal... the meal

A jar... the jar... the jar
[19:18] That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.










Kings

Eat

The flesh... the flesh... the flesh... the flesh... the flesh
  (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."




The kingdom

Sword

Wanted to kill a powerful man

Hand

He slew the powerful man
[19:19] And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
[19:20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
[19:21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.


The kings

Sword...
sword

Gathered together to make war against him

That had received the mark

The beast... the false prophet ...and the remnant were slain
(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."




Your brothers and your mother

Outside

My brothers and my mother
[20:1] And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
[20:2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
[20:3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
[20:4] And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God,

The Devil, and Satan

Bound... and cast... into the bottomless pit... and shut... up

Them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus
(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."




A gold coin

A gold coin
(like the sun rising in the sky)

Caesar's... Caesar... Caesar

Give God what belongs to God

Give me what is mine
and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
[20:5] But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
[20:6] Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.


His image... his mark

The first resurrection...
The first resurrection


The beast

They shall be priests of God

They shall be priests... of Christ
(101) <Jesus said,> "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. For my mother [...], but my true mother gave me life."

Hate his father and his mother

Love his father and his mother

A disciple

My true mother
[20:7] And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
[20:8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
[20:9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, 


Satan, Gog and Magog

The beloved city

The saints

God
(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."

Eat... eat

The pharisees

A dog
and devoured them.
[20:10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.


Devoured

The beast and the false prophet

The devil
(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."









Fortunate is the man who knows

Where the brigands will enter

Get up

Arm himself

They invade

[20:11] And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
[20:12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
[20:13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
[20:14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
[20:15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Him that sat on it (a great white throne)


There was found no place for them... not found

Stand before God

According to their works... according to their works

The sea gave up the dead which were in it;
And death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them
(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."

Bridegroom

When the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber
[21:1] And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
[21:2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.



Husband

The holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven

(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."





He who knows the father

Called the son of a harlot
[21:3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
[21:4] And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

God himself shall be with them, and be their God

God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
(106) Jesus said, "When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."




Make the two one

Make the two one

Become the sons of man
[21:5] And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
[21:6] And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
[21:7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Make all things new

Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end

Be my son
(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.'"

He left the ninety-nine sheep
The ninety-nine
[21:8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.







The fearful... unbelieving... abominable... murderers... whoremongers... sorcerers... idolaters, and all liars
(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."

Drink from my mouth

Hidden will be revealed
[21:9] And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.



Seven vials

I will shew thee the bride
  (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."























The kingdom

A man

His son

His field... the field

A hidden treasure... the treasure... the treasure
[21:10] And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
[21:11] Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
[21:12] And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
[21:13] On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
[21:14] And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
[21:15] And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
[21:16] And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
[21:17] And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
[21:18] And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
[21:19] And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
[21:20] The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
[21:21] And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

That great city, the holy Jerusalem

Israel

The twelve tribes... the children

The city

Gold... precious stones... twelve pearls
Pure gold, as it were transparent glass
(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."






Whoever finds the world

Whoever... becomes rich,
let him renounce the world
[21:22] And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
[21:23] And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
[21:24] And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.


The nations... which are saved

The kings of the earth
do bring their glory and honour into it
(111) Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?"

The heavens and the earth will be rolled up (like a scoll)

The one who lives from the living one

The world
[21:25] And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
[21:26] And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
[21:27] And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.


The Lamb's book of life


They which are written in the Lamb's book of life


The nations
(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."








The flesh... the flesh


The soul... the soul
[22:1] And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
[22:2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
[22:3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
[22:4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.


The tree... the tree

The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it...
The throne of God and of the Lamb
(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."














When will the kingdom come?
The kingdom


It will not come by waiting for it

Men do not see it


[22:5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
[22:6] And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
[22:7] Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
[22:8] And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
[22:9] Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
[22:10] And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
[22:11] He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
[22:12] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.


They shall reign for ever and ever...
The things which must shortly be done...
I come quickly... the time is at hand... I come quickly

Unjust still... filthy still... righteous still... holy still


I John saw these things... 
The angel... shewed me these things...

See...
behold... shew...
(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."














Let Mary leave us...
Not worthy of life


Woman...Male


I myself shall lead

She too may become a living spirit... to make her male... make herself male

Enter the kingdom of heaven

The kingdom of heaven
[22:13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
[22:14] Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
[22:15] For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
[22:16] I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

[22:17] And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
[22:18] For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
[22:19] And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
[22:20] He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last

The Spirit and the bride say, Come

Let him that heareth  (the bride) say, Come...
Every man that heareth the words of the prophecy


Enter in through the gates into the city... out of the holy city

Lord Jesus



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The Gospel of Thomas
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There are seven voices in The Little Book known as The Gospel of Thomas.
The Seven Thunders: Jesus, Thomas, James, Peter, Matthew, Solome, and Mary.









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