Gospel of Thomas and Romans
Side by Side with Key Word Connections
What may be the Original Gospel of Christ commonly known as The Gospel of Thomas
is aligned with Romans comparing connections in thought, word, and rhetoric.
In Thomas, the disciples asked Jesus, "Is circumcision beneficial or not?" Thomas 53
In Romans, Paul asks same question, "What profit is there of circumcision? Romans 3:2
Answers to such questions concerning our so great salvation are revealed
and deeper insights are then unveiled through
the comparison and contrast of these two aligned scriptures.
“Give attendance to reading… Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all,” 1 Timothy 4:13- 15.
|The Gospel of Thomas
Thomas O. Lambdin
The Epistle of Paul
are the secret
sayings which the living Jesus spoke
and which Didymos
Judas Thomas wrote
a servant of Jesus
Christ, called to be an
apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
1:2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David
according to the flesh;
|The secret sayings||The gospel of God... the holy scriptures|
|Didymos Judas Thomas||Paul... an apostle... the seed of David according to the flesh|
And he said, "Whoever
finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit
of holiness, by the
resurrection from the dead:
1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to
the faith among all nations, for his name: 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus
Christ: 1:7 To all that be in Rome,
beloved of God, called to be saints:
|Whoever finds||The called of Jesus
all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints
|Will not experience death||The resurrection from the dead|
|(2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."||1:7b
Grace to you and peace from
God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:8 First, I thank my God
through Jesus Christ for you all, that
your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
|Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds||Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you|
|He finds... he finds||Come unto you|
|He will rule||I serve with my spirit|
|The All||All... the whole world|
Jesus said, "If those
say to you,
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.
kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When
come to know
you will become
known, and you
that it is you
who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know
dwell in poverty and it is you who are
1:11 For I long to see
that I may impart unto you
some spiritual gift, to
the end ye may
be established; 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted
together with you
by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
|Those who||Every one that|
|Will precede you...
will precede you
|To the end ye may be|
|You... you... you... you...
you... you... you... you...
you... you... you... you...
|You... you... you... you...you... you... you... you|
|The kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you||Rome... among other Gentiles... the Greeks, and to the Barbarians|
|Know... become known... realize... realize... know||Ignorant... wise|
|It is you who are the sons of the living father||The gospel... the gospel of Christ
(see Gospel of Thomas saying 106)
|You will not know yourselves||Unwise|
|You dwell in poverty||You that are at Rome (Rome = "strength)|
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
who are first
will become last,
and they will
become one and the same."
Jew first, and also to the Greek.
1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God
faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by
faith. 1:18 For the wrath of God is
revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who
hold the truth in unrighteousness; 1:19 Because that which may be known
of God is
manifest in them;
|The man old in days... first||The Jew|
|A small child... last||The Greek|
|Seven days old||From faith to faith|
|The place of life||Heaven|
|They will become one||God is manifest in them|
|One||God... God... God|
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
hath shewed it unto them. 1:20 For the
invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen,
understood by the
things that are made, even his eternal power
and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 1:21 Because that, when
God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful;
|Recognize what is in your sight||God hath shewed it... knew|
|That which is hidden from you... hidden||The invisible things of him|
|Become plain... become manifest||Are clearly seen... being understood|
|Nothing||Invisible things... the things|
disciples questioned him and said to him, "Do you
want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall
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."
vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was
darkened. 1:22 Professing
themselves to be wise,
they became fools, 1:23 And changed the glory of the
into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 1:24 Wherefore God
them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,
own bodies between themselves: 1:25 Who changed the truth of God
into a lie,
and worshipped and served the
creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
|His disciples questioned him||Became vain in their imaginations|
|Said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?||Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools|
|Shall we give alms?||God into an image made like to corruptible man|
|How shall we pray?||Changed the glory of the uncorruptible God|
|What diet shall we observe?||Birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things|
|Do not do what you hate||Vile affections|
|Plain in the sight of heaven||Their foolish heart was darkened|
|All things... nothing||The creature|
|Nothing hidden will not become manifest||The truth of God|
|Nothing covered will remain without being uncovered||Their own hearts... their own bodies|
Jesus said, "Blessed is the
lion which becomes man when consumed by
is the man
whom the lion
and the lion
for even their women did change the natural
use into that which is against nature:
1:27 And likewise also the men,
natural use of the woman, burned in their lust
one toward another; men
working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that
recompence of their error which was meet.
|The lion... the lion||The natural... nature... the natural|
|Man... man...the man...
|Men... men... men|
|Consumed... consumes||Did change... burned in their lust|
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
has ears to hear, let him hear."
And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those
things which are not convenient; 1:29 Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;
of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 1:30
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of
evil things, disobedient to parents, 1:31 Without understanding,
covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such
things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in
them that do them. 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man,
thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another,
condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2:2
But we are sure that the
judgment of God is according to truth against them which
commit such things.
|The man||O man|
|A wise fisherman||A reprobate mind|
|Cast his net into the sea||Do those things which are not convenient|
|Small fish||Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful|
|He threw all the small fish back into the sea||The judgment of God is according to truth|
|Whoever has ears to hear||Whosoever thou art that judgest|
Jesus said, "Now
took a handful
(of seeds), and scattered them.
Some fell on
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;
choked the seed(s) and worms ate them.
And others fell
good soil and it produced good fruit:
it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."
And thinkest thou this, O
that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou
shalt escape the judgment of God? 2:4 Or despisest thou
the riches of
and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing
goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 2:5 But after thy hardness
up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath
and revelation of the
righteous judgment of God; 2:6 Who will render to every man
according to his deeds: 2:7 To them who by patient
continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality,
2:8 But unto them
that are contentious, and do not obey the truth,
unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 2:9 Tribulation
every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and
also of the Gentile; 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace,
man that worketh good, to
the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 2:11 For there is no respect of
persons with God.
|Now||The day of wrath|
|The sower||O man|
|The sower went out||Thou shalt escape|
|Took a handful (of seeds)||The goodness of God... the truth|
|Scattered them||Treasurest up unto thyself|
|Fell on... fell on... fell on||To every man... upon every soul... to every man|
|Birds came and gathered them up||Not knowing|
|The road... the rock||Thy hardness... impenitent heart|
|The soil||Thy... heart|
|Thorns||The righteous judgment of God|
|They choked the seed(s)||Them that are contentious|
|Worms ate them||Them that... obey unrighteousness|
|The good soil||Them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life|
|Good fruit||Goodness and forbearance and longsuffering... glory, honour, and peace... good|
Jesus said, "I have cast fire
upon the world,
and see, I am guarding it until
For as many
as have sinned without law
shall also perish without law:
and as many
as have sinned in the
law shall be judged by the law;
2:13 (For not the
hearers of the
law are just before God, but the doers
of the law
|Fire||Law... law... the law... the law... the law|
|The world||Many... many... the hearers... the doers|
|Until it blazes||Shall be justified|
|(11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"||2:14
For when the
Gentiles, which have not the law, do by
nature the things
contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto
themselves: 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their
conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the
mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 2:16 In the day when
God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ
according to my
2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, 2:18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law; 2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
|The dead... not alive... pass away... pass away||A Jew... the blind... in darkness|
|The living... not die... alive||The Gentiles... babes|
|The light||Their conscience.... a light|
|In the days... On the day||In the day|
|When you consumed...
When you come...
when you were one...
when you become two
|When God shall judge the secrets of men|
|You became two... you become two||The form of knowledge and of the truth in the law|
The disciples said to Jesus,
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."
therefore which teachest
thou not thyself? thou that
preachest a man should
not steal, dost thou
steal? 2:22 Thou
that sayest a man should not
commit adultery, dost thou
commit adultery? thou
that abhorrest idols,
dost thou commit sacrilege? 2:23 Thou that
boast of the law,
through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
2:24 For the
God is blasphemed among the Gentiles
through you, as it is written.
2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
|Jesus||The name of God|
|We know||Thou... teachest|
|You... you... you||Thou... thou... thou... thou... Thou... thou... thou... Thou... thy... thou... you... thou... thou... thy|
|Who is to be our leader?||Teachest thou not thyself?|
|Wherever you are||Among the Gentiles through you|
|James the righteous||Thou keep the law|
|Heaven and earth came into being||Circumcision is made uncircumcision|
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."
Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law,
shall not his
uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? 2:27 And
shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law,
judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
2:28 For he is not a Jew, which
is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 2:29 But he is a Jew,
one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in
spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? 3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
|Whom I am like||Who... whose|
|A righteous angel||Transgress the law|
|A wise philosopher||A Jew... is one inwardly|
|The bubbling spring... my mouth is wholly incapable of saying||The oracles of God|
|Master, my mouth||My lie|
|I am not your master||Overcome when thou art judged|
|Three things||There is none righteous
There is none that understandeth
There is none that seeketh after God
|When||What then?... before|
|His companions||Both Jews and Gentiles|
|What did Jesus say to you?||What shall we say?|
|I tell you one of the things which||Which is one outwardly... which is one inwardly|
|One of the things which he told me||Some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come?|
|You will pick up stones and throw them at me||Why yet am I also judged as a sinner?|
|The stones and burn you up||How shall God judge the world?... whose damnation is just|
|(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."||3:12
all gone out of the way, they are together become
is none that doeth good, no, not one. 3:13
throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used
deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 3:14 Whose mouth is
full of cursing and bitterness: 3:15 Their feet are swift to
blood: 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 3:17
And the way
of peace have they not known: 3:18 There is no fear of God before their
eyes. 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it
saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be
and all the world may become guilty before God. 3:20 Therefore
by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight:
for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
|Give rise to sin||The knowledge of sin|
|Pray||Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness|
|You will be condemned||Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight... and all the world may become guilty before God|
|You go into any land and walk about in the districts||They are all gone out of the way... Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways|
|That which issues from your mouth||That every mouth may be stopped|
|It is that which will defile you||For by the law is the knowledge of sin|
Jesus said, "When
was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves
worship him. That one
is your father."
righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the
God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them
believe: for there is no difference: 3:23 For all have
sinned, and come
short of the
glory of God;
|You see||Being witnessed by... the prophets... is manifested|
|One who was not born of woman||The righteousness of God|
|Prostrate yourselves||Come short|
|On your faces||Upon all them|
|One... one||All... all|
|Your father||The glory of God|
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
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,
son, and the son against the father.
will stand solitary."
Being justified freely by
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 3:25 Whom God hath set
forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to
righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the
of God; 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his
righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
|It is peace||By his grace|
|I have come to... I have come to||God hath set forth to|
|Fire, sword, and war||Law... the law... the law|
|The father... the father||God.. the God|
|The son, and the son||The Jews... also... the Gentiles|
|They will stand solitary||Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also|
|(17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."||3:30
it is one God,
circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision
through faith. 3:31 Do we then make void the law
through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law
say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the
flesh, hath found? 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by
works, he hath
whereof to glory; but not
|What... what... what... what||What|
|No... no... no||Not|
|No eye has seen||Seeing|
|No ear has heard||Shall we say|
|No hand has touched||Uncircumcision|
|Eye... ear... hand||The flesh|
|What has never occurred to the human mind||God... shall justify the... uncircumcision... we establish the law|
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."
For what saith
the scripture? Abraham believed
God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4:4 Now to him
that worketh is
the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 4:5 But to him
that worketh not, but believeth on him
justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 4:6
Even as David also describeth the blessedness
of the man, unto whom God
imputeth righteousness without works, 4:7 Saying, Blessed are
whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
|The disciples said||What saith the scripture?|
|The beginning... the end... the beginning... the end... the beginning... the end||Now|
|Our end will be||Is the reward|
|He who will take his place||They whose iniquities are forgiven|
|He will know the end||Believed... him that... believeth on him|
|He... will not experience death||Whose sins are covered|
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
remain undisturbed summer and winter and whose leaves do not fall.
acquainted with them will not experience death."
is the man to
whom the Lord will not impute sin. 4:9
then upon the
circumcision only, or upon the
uncircumcision also? for we say that
faith was reckoned
to Abraham for
righteousness. 4:10 How was it then reckoned?
when he was in
in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision,
And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness
of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the
father of all
them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that
righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 4:12 And the father of
circumcision to them who
are not of the circumcision only, but who also
walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham,
which he had
being yet uncircumcised.
|He who came into being before he came into being||He man to whom the Lord will not impute sin|
|Become my disciples||Walk in the steps of that faith|
|Listen to my words||We say that|
|in Paradise||In circumcision, or in uncircumcision... in circumcision... in uncircumcision...|
|Whose leaves do not fall||Who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in... faith... all them that believe|
|Whoever||The circumcision only... the uncircumcision also?|
|Becomes acquainted||Reckoned... reckoned|
The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven
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."
For the promise, that he should be
of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through
law, but through the righteousness of faith. 4:14
For if they
which are of the law be heirs, faith is
made void, and the promise made
of none effect: 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law
is, there is no transgression. 4:16 Therefore it is of faith,
that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all
the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to
that also which
is of the faith
of Abraham; who is the
father of us all,
4:17 (As it is
written, I have
made thee a father of many nations,)
before him whom he
believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead,
which be not as though they were.
|The kingdom of heaven||The heir of the world... the sky|
|A mustard seed||Faith... faith... faith... faith... he believed|
|All seeds||All the seed|
|Seeds... seed... it produces a great plant (a seed dies a death planted in the ground before sprouting)||Quickeneth the dead|
|Becomes||I have made thee|
|A shelter for birds of the sky||Calleth those things which be not as though they were|
|Birds of the sky||Many nations|
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."
Who against hope believed
in hope, that he might become the father
of many nations, according to
that which was spoken, So
shall thy seed be.
4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
|Whom are your disciples like?||So shall thy seed be|
|Children||The father... Sarah's womb|
|A field... the field... our field... their field||Thy seed... his own body... Sarah's womb|
|They (will) undress in their presence||He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith|
|Let them have back their field||We have peace with God|
|The owner of a house knows||Being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform... we believe... knowing|
|Give it back to them||Giving glory to God|
|The thief is coming... he comes... come to you... he came||In hope of the glory of God|
|His vigil||We stand... be on your guard... Arm yourselves with great strength|
|Find a way||We have access by faith into this grace|
|The difficulty which you expect||Tribulations... tribulation|
|When the grain ripened||Tribulation worketh patience; 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed... when we were yet without strength|
|A man of understanding||A righteous man... a good man|
|Quickly||When we were yet without strength|
|Reaped it||Died... die... die|
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."
commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ
died for us.
5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
|Jesus saw infants being suckled||God commendeth his love toward us... Christ died for us|
|These infants... children||Them that had not sinned|
|Infants being suckled||Justified by his blood|
|Shall we then... then will you||Then... we shall|
|Enter the kingdom... enter the kingdom... enter the kingdom||Saved from wrath through him... saved by his life... entered into|
|When... when... when... when||While...now... When... now... when|
|When you make the two one...
one and the same
|When... we were reconciled... the atonement|
|The two||Death... death... death... death|
|The inside like the outside... the outside like the inside... the above like the below||Entered into... passed upon|
|The male and the female||All men... all|
|In the place||In the world|
|A likeness in place of a likeness||Adam to Moses... the similitude... Adam's... the figure of him|
"I shall choose
out of a
thousand, and two out of ten
thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one
be dead, much more the
grace of God, and the gift
by grace, which is by one
man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
|I shall choose you||The grace of God|
|One... a single one||One... one man|
|A thousand... ten thousand||Many... many|
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."
And not as it was by one
that sinned, so is the
gift: for the judgment
was by one to condemnation,
but the free
gift is of many offences
5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
|The place||One... came upon all men... came upon all men|
|Seek it||The gift... grace... the gift of righteousness... the righteousness... the free gift|
|Whoever has ears, let him hear||They which receive abundance of grace|
|A man of light||One... one... Jesus Christ|
|There is light... he lights up... shine||Justification... justification|
|The whole world||One... one... one man... one ... All men... all men|
|Darkness||Judgment... offences... offence death... offence... judgment... condemnation|
Jesus said, "Love your
brother like your soul, guard him like
the pupil of your eye."
For as by one
man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one
shall many be made righteous.
|Your brother... him||One man... one|
|(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."||5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?|
|You see the mote in your brother's eye||The law entered, that the offence might abound|
|But you do not see the beam in your own eye||But... grace did much more abound|
|You will see clearly||Shall we continue in sin|
<Jesus said,> "If you do not
regards the world, you will not
kingdom. If you
the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not
How shall we, that are dead
to sin, live any longer therein? 6:3 Know
ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
baptized into his death?
6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by
baptism into death:
that like as Christ
was raised up from the dead by
of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
|You do not... you will not... you do not... you will not||Know ye not|
|Fast as regards the world||Dead to sin... death... death|
|Find the kingdom||Baptized into Jesus Christ... walk in newness of life|
|Observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath||Christ was raised up from the dead|
|See the father||The glory of the Father|
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
none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted
for the sons of men,
are blind in their hearts and do not have sight;
into the world, and empty too they seek
to leave the
But for the
moment they are intoxicated. When they
shake off their
wine, then they will repent."
For if we have
been planted together in the likeness of his
shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6:6 Knowing this,
that our old
man is crucified with him, that the body of sin
destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 6:7 For he that
is dead is freed from sin. 6:8
if we be dead
with Christ, we
believe that we shall also live with
him: 6:9 Knowing
that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more;
death hath no more dominion over him. 6:10 For in that he
died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he
liveth unto God. 6:11 Likewise reckon
ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive
unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
|I took my place in the midst of the world... they came into the world||We have been planted together in the likeness of his death|
|I appeared||We shall be also in the likeness|
|I appeared to them in flesh||Old man... the body of sin... he died unto sin once|
|I found all... I found none||Knowing this|
|My soul became afflicted||Our old man is crucified|
|They are blind in their hearts||He that is dead... we be dead|
|Have sight||We believe... Knowing|
|They... leave the world||He died, he died|
|For the moment... When||Now|
|Repent||Reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin|
said, "If the
flesh came into being because of spirit, it
is a wonder.
But if spirit
came into being because of the
is a wonder of
wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at
wealth has made its home
in this poverty."
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,
that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 6:13
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto
sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as
those that are alive from the
dead, and your
members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 6:14
For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye
are not under the law, but under grace. 6:15 What then?
shall we sin, because we are not under the
law, but under grace? God forbid.
|The flesh... this poverty||Your mortal body|
|Spirit... spirit||God... God|
|The body||Your members|
|It is a wonder of wonders... I am amazed at... this||Ye are not under the law, but under grace|
Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they
Where there are two or one, I am with him."
(Split a piece
and I am there. Lift up the
stone, and you will find me there.)
(Saying 30b is in the Greek text and in saying 77 in the Coptic)
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to
ye are to whom ye obey; whether
of sin unto death, or of
obedience unto righteousness? 6:17 But God be thanked,
that ye were the
of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of
was delivered you.
|Gods... gods||Servants... servants|
|I am with him||That form... which was delivered you|
|Split a piece of wood, and I am there||Whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness|
|The stone||That form of doctrine|
Jesus said, "No prophet
is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your
|Prophet... physician||The servants of righteousness|
|Heals those who know him||The infirmity of your flesh|
Jesus said, "A
city being built on a high mountain
and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
for as ye have yielded your members
servants to uncleanness and to
iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members
righteousness unto holiness.
6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were
free from righteousness.
|A city being built||Your members... your members|
|A high mountain||Holiness|
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."
What fruit had ye then in those
things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those
things is death.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have
your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but
the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
|Preach from your housetops||Those things whereof ye are now ashamed|
|A hidden place||Death... death|
|He sets it on a lampstand||Ye have your fruit|
|Everyone who enters||Through Jesus Christ|
Jesus said, "If a
blind man leads a blind man,
into a pit."
ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the
that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 7:2 For the
woman which hath an husband is bound by
the law to her husband so long
as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed
from the law of
|A blind man... a blind man||Know... know|
|They will both||The woman which hath an husband|
|They... fall into a pit||The woman... is bound... she is loosed|
|(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."||7:3
her husband liveth, she be
married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress:
but if her
husband be dead, she
is free from that law; so that she is no
adulteress, though she
be married to another man.
|Enter the house of a strong man and take it by force||If, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man|
|He binds his hands||She is free|
|Be able to) ransack his house||She be married to another man|
said, "Do not be
concerned from morning until evening and from evening
until morning about what
you will wear."
my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ;
that ye should
be married to another, even to him who is raised from
the dead, that we
should bring forth fruit unto God.
|Be concerned||Ye should be... we should|
|What you will wear||The body of Christ|
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"
we were in the
flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law,
did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 7:6
we are delivered
from the law, that
being dead wherein we were
held; that we should serve in newness of
spirit, and not in the oldness
of the letter. 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God
forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known
lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 7:8 But sin,
taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in
all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 7:9 For
I was alive without the law once: but
when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to
life, I found
to be unto death.
|When... When... then||When... now... once|
|Become revealed to us... you see||I found|
|Disrobe||Death... delivered... serve in newness of spirit... dead... I died... death|
|Your garments||The flesh... that being dead wherein we were held|
|The son of the living one||I was alive without the law|
Jesus said, "Many
to hear these
words which I am saying to you, and you have
no one else to hear
them from. There
will be days
and will not
For sin, taking
occasion by the
me, and by it
slew me. 7:12 Wherefore the law is
holy, and the
commandment holy, and just, and good. 7:13
that which is good made death unto me?
God forbid. But sin,
that it might
appear sin, working
death in me by that which is good;
that sin by the
become exceeding sinful.
|Many times... days when||Taking occasion... then|
|You desired||Deceived me|
|Hear these words... hear them||The commandment... the law... the commandment... the commandment|
|There will be||Might become|
|You will look||It might appear|
|For me... will not find me||Me... me... unto me... working death in me|
pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of
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."
For we know
that the law
is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under
sin. 7:15 For that which I do I
allow not: for what I would,
that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 7:16 If then I do that which
I would not, I
consent unto the law
that it is good. 7:17 Now then it
is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
|The pharisees and the scribes||The law|
|The keys of knowledge (gnosis)||We know|
|Nor have they allowed||I allow not|
|Those who wish to||What I would|
|Be as wise as serpents||I consent unto the law that it is good|
|Innocent as doves||It is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me|
Jesus said, "A
grapevine has been planted outside of the father,
unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."
For I know that in
me (that is, in my flesh,)
for to will is present with
me; but how to perform that which is good I
find not. 7:19 For the
that I would I do not: but the
evil which I would not, that I do.
|A grapevine||My flesh|
|Outside of the father||In me... with me|
|Being unsound||No good thing... is good.... the evil... the good|
Jesus said, "Whoever
in his hand
will receive more,
and whoever has
nothing will be
deprived of even the little
Now if I
do that I
would not, it is no more I
that do it, but sin
that dwelleth in me. 7:21 I find
then a law,
that, when I
would do good,
present with me. 7:22
delight in the
law of God after the inward man:
|Whoever... whoever||I... I... I... I... I|
|The little||A law... the law|
|In his hand||The inward man|
|Be deprived||I find|
|Whoever has nothing||Sin that dwelleth in
me... evil is present with me
(Sin is nothing - "There is no sin" Gospel of Mary 4:26)
Jesus said, "Become
But I see
another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and
me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
|Become passers-by||Bringing me into captivity|
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."
man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this
death? 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then with the
mind I myself serve the law of God;
but with the
law of sin.
8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
|Who are you||O wretched man that I am!|
|You do not realize who I am||Jesus Christ our Lord|
|The Jews||The law of God... the law of sin... the law of sin and death|
|The tree... the tree||The body of this death... the flesh... the flesh|
|Fruit... the fruit||The mind... the Spirit...the Spirit|
Jesus said, "Whoever
blasphemes against the
father will be
forgiven, and whoever
blasphemes against the son
will be forgiven,
blasphemes against the
holy spirit will
not be forgiven either
or in heaven."
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh,
sending his own Son
likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin,
the flesh: 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might
be fulfilled in us, who
walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For they that are after
the flesh do mind the things of the flesh;
they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.
8:6 For to be carnally
but to be spiritually
minded is life and peace.
|Whoever... whoever... whoever||Who|
|The holy spirit||The Spirit... the Spirit... the Spirit|
|Be forgiven... be forgiven||Condemned sin|
|Will not be forgiven||Death|
|On earth||Through the flesh... in the likeness of sinful flesh... in the flesh... after the flesh... after the flesh... of the flesh|
"Grapes are not
harvested from thorns, nor
are figs gathered from
for they do not
produce fruit. A good man brings forth
from his storehouse; an evil man
brings forth evil
things from his
storehouse, which is in his heart, and says evil things.
For out of the
abundance of the heart he brings forth evil things."
carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject
to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But ye are not in the
flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the
Christ, he is none of his. 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead
because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead
you, he that
raised up Christ
also quicken your
mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 8:12
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to
the flesh, to live after the
|Not harvested||Not subject|
|Do not produce fruit||Cannot please God|
|Thorns... thistles... evil things... evil things... evil things||The flesh... the flesh... the body is dead... the dead... the flesh|
|A good man brings forth good from his storehouse||Jesus... Christ... shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you|
|An evil man||Any man have not the Spirit of Christ|
|His evil storehouse||The carnal mind|
|Out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth||He that raised up Christ from the dead|
Jesus said, "Among those
born of women, from Adam until John the
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."
For if ye live after
the flesh, ye
shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do
mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 8:14 For as
many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not
received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
have received the Spirit of adoption,
whereby we cry, Abba,
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God: 8:17 And if children,
then heirs; heirs of God, and
with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may
be also glorified
|Those born of women||After the flesh... the body|
|Adam||Ye shall die|
|John the Baptist... John the Baptist||Through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body|
|There is no one||As many as are|
|Whichever one of you comes to be a child||They are the sons of God|
|A child||The sons... adoption... Abba, Father... the children of God... children|
|Be acquainted with the kingdom||Joint-heirs with Christ|
|His eyes should not be lowered||Ye have not received the spirit of bondage... to fear|
|Will become||We may be|
|Superior to John... superior to John||Glorified together|
"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
desires to drink new
wine. And new
wine is not
put into old
they burst; nor is old wine
put into a new
wineskin, lest it spoil it. An old patch
is not sewn onto a
garment, because a tear would result."
For I reckon that the
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the
glory which shall be revealed in us.
8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
|It is impossible... it is impossible||The earnest expectation... hope|
|A servant to serve||The creature was made subject|
|He will honor the one||The manifestation of the sons of God|
|He will... treat the other contemptuously||Who hath subjected the same|
|Mount two horses or to stretch two bows... serve two masters||The sufferings of this present time|
|Old wine... old wine... old wineskins... old patch||The creature... the creature... the creature|
|Old wineskins||The bondage of corruption|
|Lest they burst||Shall be delivered|
|New wine... new wine||The glory|
|A new garment||The sons of God... the children of God|
|A new wineskin||The glorious liberty of the children of God|
|A tear would result||Whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together|
Jesus said, "If two
with each other
in this one
will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move
And not only
they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of
the Spirit, even we
ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the
adoption, to wit, the
redemption of our
|Two... each other||Not only they, but ourselves also|
|Make peace||The redemption|
|One house||Our body|
|They will say to the mountain||We ourselves groan within ourselves|
|(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."||8:24
For we are
by hope: but hope
that is seen
is not hope:
for what a man
why doth he yet hope
for? 8:25 But if
we hope for that we see not, then
do we with patience wait for it.
|The solitary and elect||A man|
|For you will... For you are||For we are|
|You will find||Seeth... we see|
|You will return||Hope... hope... hope... hope|
|The kingdom||If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it|
|For... from it, and to it you will return||For that we... wait for it|
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
being on its
own accord and established itself
and became manifest
through their image.' If they say to you,
'Is it you?', say,
its children, we are the elect
of the living
father.' If they
'What is the sign
of your father
in you?', say
to them, 'It is movement
helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we
should pray for as we
ought: but the
Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings
which cannot be uttered.
8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
|They say to you... say to them... they say to you... say... they ask you... say to them||We know not what we should pray for as we ought... groanings which cannot be uttered... them who are the called|
|Where did you come from?||He that searcheth the hearts knoweth|
|The light... the light||The Spirit... the Spirit|
|The place||The mind... predestinate|
|On its own accord||According to the will of God... according to his purpose|
|Established itself||All things work together for good to them|
|Manifest through their image||Be conformed to the image|
|We are its children||His Son... the firstborn among many brethren|
|The elect||The saints|
|The living father... your father||God... God... his Son|
|What is the sign||Conformed to the image|
disciples said to him,
"When will the
repose of the dead come about, and when will the new
He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
called: and whom
justified: and whom he justified, them
glorified. 8:31 What shall
we then say to these things?
be for us, who can be against us? 8:32 He that spared not his
but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him
give us all
things? 8:33 Who
shall lay any
the charge of God's
is God that justifieth. 8:34 Who is he
is Christ that died,
|His disciples said to him||What shall we then say|
|When will the repose of the dead come about... when will the new world come?||He did predestinate... he also called... he called... he also justified... he justified... he also glorified|
|When... when||He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all|
|The dead||Whom... them... whom... them... whom... who can be against us... Who shall lay... to the charge... Who is he that condemneth?|
|The new world||These things... us all... all things... any thing|
|What you look forward to has already come||It is God... It is Christ... God's elect|
His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four
prophets spoke in Israel, and
all of them spoke
He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."
yea rather, that is risen again,
who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
|Twenty-four prophets spoke||Who shall separate us|
|Spoke in you||Intercession for us|
|Omitted the one||Separate us from the... Christ|
|Have spoken (only) of the dead||Killed... we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter|
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."
these things we are more than conquerors through him
that loved us.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
|Is circumcision beneficial or not?||Nay... neither... nor... nor... nor... nor... nor... Nor... nor
(see Romans 3:1-2)
|Their father... their mother||God|
|In spirit||In all these things... through him... in Christ Jesus our Lord|
Jesus said, "Blessed
are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
I say the
lie not, my conscience also bearing me
Holy Ghost, 9:2 That I have great heaviness
continual sorrow in my heart.
|Blessed||I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart|
|The poor||I say the truth... I lie not... bearing... witness|
|The kingdom of heaven||In Christ... in the Holy Ghost... in my heart... witness|
Jesus said, "Whoever
does not hate
his father and his mother
cannot become a
disciple to me. And
does not hate his brothers
and sisters and take up his cross in my
way will not be worthy of me."
For I could
wish that myself
were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the
flesh: 9:4 Who
pertaineth the adoption, and the
glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of
God, and the promises; 9:5 Whose are the fathers,
and of whom
the flesh Christ came, who is over
all, God blessed for
9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
|Hate his father||Abraham|
|Whoever... whoever||Who... whom... whom... who|
|Hate his brothers and sisters||I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh... Israel... Israel... the seed of Abraham... children... In Isaac... thy seed|
|Become a disciple||The service of God|
|Take up his cross in my way||Concerning the flesh Christ came|
Jesus said, "Whoever
has come to understand the
world has found
(only) a corpse,
has found a
corpse is superior to the
That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not the children of God:
children of the promise are counted for the seed.
|Whoever... whoever||The children of God... the children of the promise|
|The world... the world||The seed|
|A corpse... a corpse||The children of the flesh|
Jesus said, "The
kingdom of the
father is like a man who
His enemy came by night and
among the good
did not allow them to pull up
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."
For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah
shall have a son.
And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived
by one, even by
9:11 (For the
children being not yet born, neither
having done any good
that the purpose of God according to
election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 9:12 It
was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 9:13 As it is
I loved, but Esau
have I hated. 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness
with God? God forbid. 9:15
For he saith to Moses,
have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and
have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
|The kingdom||A son|
|The father||Our father|
|A man... The man||Isaac... Jacob... Esau... Moses|
|Weeds... weeds... weeds... weeds||Evil... Esau|
|Good... good||Good... Jacob|
|Seed... seed||A son... conceived... Isaac... the children... Jacob... Esau|
|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||Is there unrighteousness with God?|
|They will be pulled up and burned||I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy... I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion|
Jesus said, "Blessed is the
man who has suffered and found life."
So then it is not of him
that willeth, nor of him that runneth,
but of God that sheweth
|The man who has suffered||Him that willeth... him that runneth|
|Found life||Sheweth mercy|
Jesus said, "Take
heed of the
living one while you are alive,
you die and seek to see
him and be
unable to do so."
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I
raised thee up, that I might shew my power
in thee, and that my
declared throughout all the earth. 9:18 Therefore hath he
mercy on whom he will have
mercy, and whom
he will he hardeneth.
|Take heed||Be declared|
|The living one||My name|
|You are alive||I raised thee up|
|See him||shew my power|
<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."
Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath
resisted his will? 9:20 Nay but, O man, who
art thou that repliest
against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast
thou made me
thus? 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay,
same lump to make one
vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath,
and to make his power
known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath
destruction: 9:23 And that he might make known the riches
of his glory
on the vessels
of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 9:24
Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the
Gentiles? 9:25 As he
saith also in Osee, I will call them my people,
which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
|A lamb... the lamb||The clay... one vessel... unto dishonour|
|That man||O man|
|It is alive||One vessel unto honour... the vessels of mercy|
|Kill it and eat it... he has killed it and it has become a corpse||The vessels of wrath fitted to destruction|
|He said to them, "You too||He saith also|
|A place... within repose||In the place|
|Lest you become a corpse and be eaten||Ye are not my people|
Jesus said, "Two
will rest on a
bed: the one
and the other
Salome said, "Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
Jesus said to her, "I am he who exists from the undivided. I was given some of the things of my father."
<...> "I am your disciple."
<...> "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."
Esaias also crieth concerning Israel,
number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the
shall be saved: 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it
short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord
the earth. 9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of
Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been
unto Gomorrha. 9:30 What
shall we say then? That the Gentiles,
which followed not after righteousness, have attained to
even the righteousness which is of faith. 9:31 But Israel, which followed
after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of
Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the
works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
9:33 As it
is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and
rock of offence:
believeth on him shall
not be ashamed. 10:1 Brethren,
desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
|Two... one||The number... a remnant|
|A bed... my couch... my table||That stumblingstone... a stumblingstone and rock of offence|
|The other will live||A remnant shall be saved|
|Will die||Cut it short... been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha|
|Who are you, man... I am he who exists||The Lord... the Lord of Sabaoth|
|On my couch||Upon the earth|
|Eaten from my table||Been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha|
|Jesus said to her||What shall we say then?|
|I was given some of the things of my father||The Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed|
|I am your disciple||Israel, which followed|
|Therefore I say, if he is destroyed||Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith|
|He will||Whosoever... shall|
|Be filled... be filled||Be saved|
|Be filled with light||Sodoma = burning|
|Be filled with darkness||Gomorrha = submersion (now covered by the dead sea)|
|If he is divided||My heart's desire|
Jesus said, "It is to
those who are worthy of my mysteries
not let your left
what your right
(hand) is doing."
For I bear them
record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant
of God's righteousness,
and going about to
establish their own righteousness,
submitted themselves unto
of God. 10:4 For Christ
is the end
of the law for righteousness
one that believeth.
|To those who are worthy||To every one that believeth|
|My mysteries... my mysteries||Knowledge... Christ is the end... record|
|I tell my mysteries||I bear them record|
|Do not let||Have not submitted|
|Right||Righteousness... righteousness... righteousness... righteousness|
Jesus said, "There was
a rich man
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
him who has ears hear."
For Moses describeth the righteousness
which is of the law, That the
man which doeth those things shall live by
But the righteousness
which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not
in thine heart,
ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ
down from above:) 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep?
to bring up
Christ again from the dead.)
10:8 But what saith it? The
word is nigh thee, even in
thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the
word of faith, which we preach; 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with
thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart
hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
|A rich man||The man|
|Money... money||Righteousness... righteousness|
|Who... I shall||Who shall|
|Sow, reap, plant, and fill||Bring Christ down... descend into the deep... bring up Christ... raised him from the dead... in thy mouth, and in thy heart|
|My storehouse||Thine heart... thy heart... thine heart|
|He died||Live... the dead... thou shalt be saved... the dead|
|Let him who has ears hear||The word of faith, which we preach... thou shalt confess with thy mouth|
Jesus said, "A
man had received
visitors. And when he had prepared
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."
For with the heart man
unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
|Received visitors||Believeth... believeth... believed... believe... believed... obeyed the gospel|
|The dinner... the dinner... the dinner... the dinner||The mouth|
|Sent... went... I must go... going... I am on my way... Go||Sent... their sound went... the feet|
|He went... He went... He went... He went||Their sound went|
|His servant... The servant... his servant||A preacher|
|Invite... invites... invited... invites... invites... invited||Call upon him... call upon the name of the Lord... call on him|
|I have claims against some merchants... I have... I shall not have any spare time... have||They have not believed... they have not... they have not... Have they not... I have stretched forth my hands|
|I ask to be excused...
I shall not have any spare time...
I ask to be excused...
I ask to be excused...
Those... have asked to be excused
|Them that sought me not|
|To the first one... to me||The Jew... Israel... First Moses saith... to Israel|
|To another||The Greek... a foolish nation|
|To another||Unto all... into all the earth|
|To another||Unto the ends of the world... the seed of Abraham|
|Shall not... shall not be able... shall not be able||Shall not be ashamed|
|Master... master... master...
master... master... master
|The Lord... Lord... God... God... God... God|
|They are coming... not be able to come... not be able to come||Faith cometh|
|The guests... Those whom you invited... those whom you happen to meet||Whosoever... whosoever|
|Give them my orders||Bring glad tidings of good things|
|Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet||I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me|
|Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father... some merchants||To Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people|
|Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father||Hath God cast away his people? God forbid|
He said, "There was a
good man who owned a vineyard.
farmers so that they might work it and
he might collect
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 said, 'Perhaps
he did not recognize
them.' He sent another
tenants beat this one as well. Then the owner
sent his son
and said, 'Perhaps
they will show
respect to my
son.' Because the
that it was he
who was the heir to the vineyard, they
seized him and killed him. Let him who has ears hear."
God hath not cast away his
people which he
ye not what
the scripture saith of Elias?
how he maketh intercession to God against
saying, 11:3 Lord, they
have killed thy prophets, and digged
down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself
thousand men, who have not bowed the knee
to the image of Baal.
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
|A good man... the owner||Elias... seven thousand men|
|A vineyard||His people|
|He leased it||I have reserved to myself|
|His master. The master||Have not bowed the knee|
|Tenant farmers... the tenants... The tenants... the tenants||Israel... Israel|
|Collect the produce||Seek my life|
|Work it (the vineyard)||Digged down... it no more of works... But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work|
|The tenants might give him the produce of the vineyard||God hath given them the spirit of slumber|
|They seized his servant and beat him, all but killing him... The tenants beat this one as well... they seized him and killed him||They have killed thy prophets|
|His servant... his servant... The servant... another servant||Thy prophets|
|As well. Then||Even so then at this present time also... then... then... then|
|His son... my son||The election of grace... the election|
|Perhaps... Perhaps||And if... But if|
|Recognize... show... knew||He foreknew... Wot ye not... eyes... see|
|He who was the heir to the vineyard||The election hath obtained it|
|Let him who has ears hear||Ears that they should not hear|
Jesus said, "Show
stone which the
builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
saith, Let their
table be made a snare, and a trap, and a
stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: 11:10 Let their eyes be
darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back
I say then, Have
they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but
rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to
provoke them to jealousy.
|Show me||Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see|
|The stone... the cornerstone||Their table... a stumblingblock|
|The builders have rejected||Have they stumbled that they should fall?|
Jesus said, "If
one who knows the
personal deficiency, he is completely
fall of them be the
riches of the
world, and the
diminishing of them the riches
much more their
fulness? 11:13 For I speak to you
Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify
office: 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are
and might save some
|If one who knows||If the fall of them|
|The all||The world... my flesh|
|Feels a personal deficiency||The diminishing of them... I magnify... some of them|
|Completely||How much more|
|He is completely deficient||The riches... the riches... their fulness|
Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have
find no place.
For if the
away of them be the reconciling
of the world, what shall the receiving
of them be, but life
from the dead? 11:16 For if the firstfruit be
holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be
holy, so are the
branches. 11:17 And if some
of the branches be
broken off, and
thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them,
|Hated and persecuted||The casting away of them... the reconciling... receiving|
|Persecuted||Life from the dead|
|Find no place||The root|
|They will find no place||Some of the branches be broken off|
|Wherever... place||In among them|
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."
of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 11:18 Boast
not against the branches. But if thou boast,
bearest not the
but the root
thee. 11:19 Thou
wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
because of unbelief they
were broken off, and thou
faith. Be not
highminded, but fear:
|They who have... they who have||Thou... thou... Thou... they... thou|
|Blessed are they who have been persecuted within themselves||Be not highminded, but fear|
|Within... come to know the father
||Be graffed in|
|The belly||The root... the root... the root|
|The belly of him who desires will be filled||Partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree... be graffed in|
Jesus said, "That
which you have will save you
forth from yourselves. That
which you do not have within you will kill
you if you do not have it within you."
For if God spared not
natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
|If you... if you||If God... if thou|
|That... will save you||Goodness... goodness... goodness
|Will kill you||Spared not... spare not thee... severity... severity... shalt be cut off|
|That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it||On them which fell, severity|
|That which you have... That... within you... within you||Thou continue in his goodness|
Jesus said, "I
this house, and no one will be able
to build it
And they also,
if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in:
for God is able
to graff them
in again. 11:24
For if thou wert cut
out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and
contrary to nature into
a good olive tree: how much more
which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own
|I shall||They also... shall... shall these|
|Destroy this house
||Cut out of the olive tree|
|No one will be able||God is able|
|Build it||Graffed in... graff them... graffed... into a good olive tree... graffed into their own olive tree|
A man said to him, "Tell
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?
For I would not, brethren,
that ye should be
of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in
your own conceits; that
blindness in part is happened to Israel,
fulness of the
Gentiles be come in. 11:26 And so all Israel
shall be saved: as
written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer,
turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
11:27 For this is my covenant unto
them, when I
shall take away their sins. 11:28 As concerning the
are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election,
beloved for the
|My father's possessions
||The fulness of the
("I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance," Psalms 2:8)
|He said to him... said to them||It is written|
|O man||Israel... Israel... Jacob|
|A divider... a divider||they are enemies... they are beloved|
|I am... am I?||I shall... the father|
|He turned||The Deliverer... shall turn|
|His disciples||The election|
|I am not a divider||The gospel|
Jesus said, "The
harvest is great but the laborers
Beseech the Lord,
to send out laborers
to the harvest."
For the gifts
and calling of
God are without repentance. 11:30
For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet
have now obtained
mercy through their unbelief: 11:31 Even so
have these also now not
believed, that through
your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
|The harvest... the harvest||Through your mercy they also may obtain mercy|
|The laborers... laborers
||The gifts... of God|
He said, "O Lord,
there are many
around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
hath concluded them
all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
11:33 O the depth of the riches
|Many||Them all... all|
|The cistern||The depth|
Jesus said, "Many
are standing at the door, but it is the solitary
enter the bridal chamber."
both of the
wisdom and knowledge of God! how
unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 11:34
For who hath
known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his
|Many||The wisdom... of God
|Who will enter the bridal chamber||Who hath known the mind of the Lord|
|The solitary||His counsellor|
Jesus said, "The
kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had
a consignment of merchandise
was shrewd. He
sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for
too, seek his
unfailing and enduring treasure where no
moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."
11:35 Or who hath
first given to him, and it
recompensed unto him again? 11:36
For of him, and through him, and to
him, are all
things: to whom be glory for ever.
12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
|The kingdom of the father||Glory for ever... unto God... God... God|
|Is like||Be not conformed to|
|A merchant... That merchant... who||Who... him|
|A merchant who had a consignment||It shall be recompensed unto him|
|Merchandise||Your bodies... this world|
|A pearl... the pearl||All things... your mind|
|He sold the merchandise
|You... seek||Be ye transformed... ye may prove|
|His unfailing and
||That good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God
|No moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys||A living
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
the all extend.
(Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.)"
(Saying 77b in the Coptic text is possibly imported from the Greek text of saying 30)
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among
you, not to
think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to
think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every
man the measure of
faith. 12:4 For as we
in one body,
members have not the same office: 12:5 So we, being many,
and every one
members one of another. 12:6 Having
then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us,
let us prophesy
according to the proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth,
12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth,
let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that
sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
|It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all||Not to think of himself
more highly than he ought to think; but to
|The light||One body... one body... Christ|
|I... am... I... am... I am||We, being|
|The all... the all||Many members... all members|
|I who am the all||We, being many|
|From me did the all come forth||We... are... every one members one of another... we... are... every one members one of another|
|Did the all come forth||God hath dealt to every man the measure|
|Unto me did the all extend (attains, returns, or comes)||Prophecy... teaching (the all returns through these gifts)|
|Split a piece of wood||Prophecy... prophesy|
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
kings and your great men? Upon them are the fine
garments, and they
unable to discern the truth."
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil;
to that which is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
|Why have you come out
into the desert?
||Abhor that which is
given to hospitality
|A reed shaken by the wind?||Patient in tribulation; continuing|
|In fine garments
||In honour... in business... in
spirit... in hope... in
tribulation... in prayer
kings and your great men
|Upon them are the fine garments||Distributing to the necessity of saints|
|They are unable||Abhor... cleave... preferring... serving... Rejoicing... continuing... Distributing|
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.'"
them which persecute you: bless,
and curse not.
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
|A woman from the crowd||All men... men... man... all men|
|The womb... the womb||As much as lieth in you|
|The breasts... the breasts||Dearly beloved|
|Blessed... Blessed... Blessed||Bless... bless... Rejoice... rejoice|
|Blessed are the womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you... (vs) Blessed are the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk||Be of the same mind|
|The word of the father||It is written|
|Have truly kept it||Provide things honest|
|You will say||Saith the Lord|
|There will be days when||Vengeance is mine; I will repay|
|(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."||12:20
Therefore if thine
enemy hunger, feed him; if he
thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire
on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
|The world... the world||Thine enemy|
|The body... the body||His head|
Jesus said, "Let
him who has grown rich be king,
and let him who
soul be subject unto the higher powers. For
there is no power
but of God: the powers
are ordained of
therefore resisteth the power,
resisteth the ordinance of
God: and they
that resist shall
receive to themselves damnation. 13:3
are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou
then not be
afraid of the power?
|Let him... let him||Let every soul|
|Him who... him who||Whosoever|
|Be king||Be... ordained of God|
|Him who possesses||They... shall receive to themselves|
|Power||Powers... power... powers... power... power... rulers|
(i.e. the power)
(of the power)
Jesus said, "He
who is near me is near the fire,
and he who is
far from me is
far from the kingdom."
||13:3b do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.|
|He who is near me||Thou... do that which is
|He who is far from me
||Thou do that which is
|The fire||The sword|
|He... is far from the kingdom||He is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath|
Jesus said, "The
images are manifest to man, but the light in them
concealed in the
image of the light of the father. He will
become manifest, but his
image will remain
concealed by his light."
Wherefore ye must needs be
subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience
13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
|The light in them||Conscience|
|Remains concealed... remain concealed||Be subject|
|The image of the light of the father... his image||God's ministers|
|(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!"||13:7
Render therefore to all their dues:
tribute to whom tribute
to whom custom;
whom fear; honour to whom honour. 13:8 Owe no man any
thing, but to love one
another: for he
that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 13:9
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill,
shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Thou shalt not
covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly
comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy
|When you see... when you see||It is briefly comprehended|
|Your likeness||Dues... tribute
(taxes and revenue, marked with the likeness of of Caesar)
||Fear to whom fear;
honour to whom honour
|Before||Custom... custom (alternate greek meaning: telos= the last, the end)|
|Neither die||Not kill|
|How much you will have to bear!||He that loveth another
hath fulfilled the law... Thou shalt love thy
|(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.||13:10
worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling
of the law.
13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
|Adam came||Our salvation nearer|
|Become worthy||Love... love is the fulfilling|
|Not have experienced death||Awake|
|Experienced death||Time... time (Greek: kairos=the time when things are brought to crisis, a limited period of time)|
|(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."||13:12
is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off
of darkness, and let us put on the armour
of light. 13:13
walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and
not in chambering
and wantonness, not in strife
|The foxes... the birds||The works of darkness|
|The foxes have their
holes and the birds have their nests
||Let us put on the armour
|The son of man has no place to lay his head and rest||Let us walk honestly, as in the day|
|Lay his head and rest||The night... chambering
(Greek: koite = a place for laying down, sleeping in a bed, couch)
Jesus said, "Wretched
is the body
that is dependant
is the soul that is dependent
on these two."
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfil the lusts thereof. 14:1 Him that is weak in the
faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. 14:2 For one
believeth that he may eat
all things: another,
who is weak,
(distressed in body or mind)
(Greek: asheneo = sick, impotent, diseased)
|The body... a body
|Dependant upon... dependent on||Eat... eateth|
Jesus said, "The
angels and the prophets will come to you
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
take what is theirs?'"
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him
which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Who art thou that judgest another
man's servant? to his own master he
standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to
make him stand.
14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike.
|The angels and the
||Another man's servant
|Come to you... they come
||God hath received him
|When will they come
||One day... every day|
|The angels and the prophets... And you too||One man... another|
Jesus said, "Why
do you wash the outside of the
cup? Do you not
realize that he
is the same one
who made the outside?"
||14:5b Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.|
|The cup||Eateth... eateth... eateth... eateth|
|Not||Not... not... not... not|
|Not realize||Be fully persuaded... regardeth not... not regard|
|He who made... one who made||He that regardeth the day... he that regardeth... He that eateth... He that eateth|
|The inside||In his own mind|
Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship
mild, and you will find
repose for yourselves."
For none of us liveth
to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
For whether we
live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die
unto the Lord: whether we live
therefore, or die,
we are the
|My lordship||We are the Lord's... we live unto the Lord... we die unto the Lord|
|Find repose for yourselves||Liveth to himself...dieth to himself... we live... we live... we die... we die... we live... die|
They said to him, "Tell
us who you are so that we may believe in
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."
For to this end Christ
both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord
both of the dead and living. 14:10
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy
brother? for we
shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 14:11 For it is
written, As I live, saith the Lord,
shall bow to me,
and every tongue
shall confess to God.
14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
|Tell us who you are||Christ... Lord both of the dead and living... Christ... the Lord|
|That we may believe in you||That he might be Lord|
|Who is before you||Bow to me... we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ|
|You read... you do not know
how to read
||For it is written
|Of the sky and of the earth||Of the dead and living|
|(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."||14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.|
|Seek and you will find||Let... no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way|
|What you asked me about in former times||I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself|
|I do desire||Judge this|
|But you do not inquire after it||But to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean|
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
||14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.|
|Do not give what is holy to dogs||Thy meat... thy meat... meat and drink|
|Throw them on the dung-heap||Destroy|
|What is holy... the pearls||The kingdom of God... righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost|
|Do not throw the pearls to swine||Let not then your good be evil spoken of|
Jesus said, "He
will find, and he who knocks
will be let in."
For he that in
these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God,
and approved of men. 14:19
|He who seeks||Let us... follow after|
|He who knocks||He that in these things serveth Christ|
|Be let in||Is acceptable to God, and approved of men|
Jesus said, "If you have money,
do not lend it
at interest, but
from whom you will not get
||14:19b the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.|
|Money... lend it... give it... get it||The things... things|
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
who has ears hear."
destroy not the
work of God. All
things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man
who eateth with offence. 14:21
It is good neither to eat flesh,
nor to drink wine,
nor any thing
brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that
condemneth not himself in that
thing which he alloweth.
|The kingdom of the father||All things indeed are pure|
|A certain woman||The work of God... that man... thy brother|
|leaven... dough... loaves||Meat... flesh... wine|
|Made it||Made weak|
|Let him... hear||That thing which he alloweth|
|(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."||14:23
And he that
doubteth is damned if he eat,
because he eateth
not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 15:1 We
then that are
strong ought to bear the infirmities
of the weak,
and not to please ourselves. 15:2 Let every
one of us please his neighbour
for his good to edification. 15:3 For even Christ pleased not himself;
but, as it is written, The
reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
|A certain woman||He that doubteth... We... that are strong... the weak|
|Carrying a jar... walking||Bear the infirmities|
|Some distance from home... her house||His neighbour|
|The handle of the jar broke... emptied out||Every one of us... fell|
|She set the jar down and found it empty||Through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope|
Jesus said, "The
kingdom of the
father is like a certain man
to kill a
powerful man. In his own house he drew his sword
and stuck it
wall in order to
find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he
Now the God
of patience and consolation grant
you to be
likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father
our Lord Jesus
Christ. 15:7 Wherefore receive
ye one another, as Christ also received us
to the glory of God. 15:8
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision
truth of God, to
confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
|The father||The Father|
|A certain man||Jesus Christ|
|Who wanted to kill||Be likeminded|
|His sword||The truth of God|
|Stuck it into the wall||That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify|
|He slew||Receive ye... received|
|A powerful man... the powerful man||The circumcision... the fathers|
|To find out whether||To confirm|
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."
that the Gentiles
God for his mercy; as it is written,
For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles,
and sing unto
thy name. 15:10 And again
saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles,
with his people.
15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles;
and laud him, all ye people. 15:12
And again, Esaias saith, There
shall be a root of Jesse, and he that
to reign over
in him shall the Gentiles
|Your brothers and your mother||His people|
|Do the will of my father||Glorify God|
|Are standing outside||Among the Gentiles|
|Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother||Gentiles... Gentiles... Gentiles... Gentiles... Gentiles... Gentiles... Gentiles|
|It is they who will enter||There shall be a root of Jesse... he... shall rise|
|The kingdom||Reign over|
They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him, "Caesar's men demand taxes
He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine."
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that
ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 15:14
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren,
that ye also are
full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to
another. 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more
boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the
that is given
to me of God,
|Caesar's men demand taxes||My brethren... are full of goodness|
|Give... give... give me||Grace... given to me|
|(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."||15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God. 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.|
|Whoever... whoever||The Gentiles... the Gentiles... the Gentiles|
|Hate his... his mother... my mother||Jerusalem|
|I do... I do||I may... I will|
|Become a disciple... become a disciple||Be the minister of Jesus Christ...ministering the gospel of God... I have fully preached the gospel of Christ|
|To me... to me
||To the Gentiles|
|Love... his mother... my true mother||The Holy Ghost... the Spirit of God|
Jesus said, "Woe
to the pharisees,
are like a dog
sleeping in the
manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let
the oxen eat."
Yea, so have I
strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should
build upon another man's
foundation: 15:21 But as it is written, To
whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard
shall understand. 15:22 For which cause also
been much hindered from coming to you. 15:23
But now having no more place in these parts,
and having a
these many years to come unto you; 15:24 Whensoever I take my journey
into Spain, I
will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey,
and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat
filled with your company.
|Woe||Having a great desire|
|The pharisees||Another man's|
|For they are like||For which cause also|
|In the manger||In these parts|
|Nor does he let the oxen eat||I have been much hindered from coming to you... I will come to you... I be somewhat filled with your company|
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."
But now I go unto Jerusalem
to minister unto the
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia
to make a
contribution for the poor saints
which are at
It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the
Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual
things, their duty
is also to minister
unto them in carnal things.
||The saints... the... saints... the Gentiles|
|Where||Jerusalem... At Jerusalem = "the city of peace"|
|His domain||Macedonia = "Extended land"|
|Arm himself||Make a certain contribution... minister unto them|
|They invade||Achaia = "Trouble"|
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."
have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come
by you into Spain.
15:29 And I am
sure that, when
I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the
blessing of the gospel of Christ.
15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
|Let us pray... let them... pray
||Spain = "scarceness"|
|What is the sin||I am sure|
|I have committed||I have performed|
|Bridegroom... bridal||The love of the Spirit|
|Wherein have I
||In the fulness of the
blessing of the gospel of Christ
|When the bridegroom leaves||When I come unto you, I shall come... I will come|
|The bridal chamber||Strive together with me|
Jesus said, "He
who knows the
father and the
be called the son of a harlot."
That I may be delivered from them that do not
believe in Judaea;
and that my service which I have for Jerusalem
be accepted of the
saints; 15:32 That I may come unto you with joy by
the will of God,
and may with you be refreshed.
|He who knows
|Will be called the son||Judaea = "He shall be praised"|
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."
the God of
peace be with you all. Amen. 16:1
I commend unto you Phebe
our sister, which is a servant of the church
which is at Cenchrea:
16:2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh
saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business
she hath need of
you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
|Make the two one||The God of peace be with you all|
|Become||Amen = so be it... becometh|
|The sons of man||Phebe = "radiant"|
|It will move away
(Matthew 21:21 adds
"and be thou cast into the sea")
(A port of Corinth... its harbour on the Saronic Gulf)
Jesus said, "The
kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred
of them, the largest, went astray.
He left the
sheep and looked
for that one
until he found it. When
he had gone to
he said to the sheep, 'I
care for you more than the
and Aquila my
helpers in Christ Jesus: 16:4 Who have
for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give
thanks, but also
churches of the
Gentiles. 16:5 Likewise
church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved
Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto
Christ. 16:6 Greet Mary,
much labour on us. 16:7
Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen,
and my fellow-prisoners, who
are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ
|The kingdom is like a shepherd||Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus... the church that is in their house|
|A hundred sheep||All the churches|
ninety-nine... the ninety-nine
|Looked||Aquila = "An eagle" (i.e. like an eagle eye)|
|One of them, the
largest... that one
(See Thomas 4
The man old or ancient in days)
who also were in Christ before me
|Trouble||Achaia = Trouble|
|I care for you more||Bestowed much labour on us... my well-beloved|
|Went astray||Mary = "Their Rebellion"|
|I care for you more||Bestowed much labour on us... my well-beloved|
Jesus said, "He
my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become he,
the things that are hidden
will be revealed to him."
Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my
16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
|He who will||Apelles = "Called"|
|Drink from my mouth||Aristobulus = "The best councillor"|
|Hidden will be revealed to him||Stachys = "A head of grain"|
|(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."||16:11
my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household
which are in the Lord.
16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
|Treasure... treasure... the treasure||Tryphena = "Luxurious"|
|His field... the field... went plowing||Rufus = "Red"|
|Without knowing it... did not know||Narcissus = "Stupidity"|
|His son... The son||The household|
|Sold it||Tryphosa = "Luxuriating"|
|One... bought it||Chosen|
|He began to lend money||Herodion = "Heroic"|
Jesus said, "Whoever
world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon,
Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren
which are with them.
|Whoever finds||The brethren|
|The world... the world||Phlegon = "Burning"|
|(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?"||16:15
and Julia, Nereus,
and his sister, and Olympas,
and all the
saints which are with them. 16:16 Salute
one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ
16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
|The heavens and the earth will be rolled up||Olympas = "Heavenly"|
|The earth... the world||Nereus = "Lump"|
|In your presence||Salute one another|
|The one who lives from the living one||Philologus = "Lover of the word"... all the saints... The churches of Christ|
|See death||Cause divisions and offences|
|Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world||The doctrine which ye have learned|
|Whoever finds himself||Brethren|
|(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."||16:18
For they that are such serve
not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own
belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts
simple. 16:19 For your obedience
is come abroad unto all men. I
am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise
that which is good, and
simple concerning evil.
|Woe... woe||I am glad|
|The flesh... the flesh||Their own belly|
|Depends on||Serve... obedience|
|The soul... the soul||The hearts... I would have you wise... simple|
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."
And the God
of peace shall
bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with you. Amen.
16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
16:22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
|The kingdom come... the kingdom of the father||Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you... the Lord|
|When will the kingdom come?||God... shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly|
|Come... come||Salute... salute|
|Spread out upon the earth||Under your feet|
Simon Peter said to him, "Let Mary leave us,
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."
Gaius mine host, and of the
whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the
chamberlain of the city saluteth
you, and Quartus a brother.
16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
|Leave us||Saluteth you|
|Women... woman||The whole church|
|Male... males... male||A brother|
|I myself shall lead her... to make her male||To stablish you according to my gospel... the mystery|
|A living spirit||Jesus Christ... Jesus Christ... Jesus Christ|
|Enter the kingdom of heaven||Glory through Jesus Christ|
Make the two into One and Enter the Kingdom. Thomas 22
Open the links. Connect the Key Words. Be Amazed and Enter.
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Corinthian Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Galatians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Ephesians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Philippians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Colossians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Thessalonians Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Timothy Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Hebrews Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - James Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Peter Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - 1 John Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - Revelations Connection
The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of John Connection
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