The 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 4:1315.
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The Gospel of Thomas

Translated by
Thomas O. Lambdin
Romans

The Epistle of Paul
(KJV)
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These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.
1:1 Paul, 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
Jesus Jesus... Jesus
Didymos Judas Thomas Paul... an apostle... the seed of David according to the flesh
Wrote down Scriptures
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(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
1:4 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 Christ...
all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints
Will not experience death The resurrection from the dead
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(2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All." 1:7b   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
When... When Now
He finds... he finds Come unto you
Troubled... troubled Peace
He will rule I serve with my spirit
The All All... the whole world
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(3) Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."
1:11 For I long to see you, 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
Lead Let hitherto
See See
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
When... then Now
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)
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(4) Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."
1:16b   to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from 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
Life... live Live
Many Men
They will become one God is manifest in them
One God... God... God
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(5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."
1:19b   for God hath shewed it unto them. 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 1:21 Because that, when they knew 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
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(6) His disciples questioned him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?"
    Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."
1:21b   but became 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 uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their 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
Lies Lie
Do not do what you hate Vile affections
Plain in the sight of heaven Their foolish heart was darkened
All things... nothing The creature
For For
Nothing hidden will not become manifest The truth of God
Nothing covered will remain without being uncovered Their own hearts... their own bodies
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(7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."
1:26b   for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with 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...
man
Men... men... men
Consumed... consumes Did change... burned in their lust
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(8) And he said, "The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."
1:28 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; full 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: 1:32 Who 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, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou 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
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(9) Jesus said, "Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."
2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, 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 his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest 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, eternal life: 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every 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
Produce... produced Render
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
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(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."
2:12 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 shall be justified.
Fire Law... law... the law... the law... the law
The world Many... many... the hearers... the doers
Until it blazes Shall be justified
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(11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?" 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 hearts, 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 gospel.
     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
Do... do Do
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
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(12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
    Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."
2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, 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 makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 2:24 For the name of 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
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(13) Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like."
    Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
    Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
    Thomas said to him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like."
    Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
    And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
    Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."

2:26 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, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the 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
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(14) Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick among them. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your mouth - it is that which will defile you."  3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 3:13 Their 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 shed 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 stopped, 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
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(15) Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your father."
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
When Now
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
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(16) Jesus said, "Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world. They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary."
3:24 Being justified freely by his grace 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 declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
     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:
Men A man
It is peace By his grace
I have come to... I have come to God hath set forth to
Know Believeth
Dissension Forbearance
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
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(17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind." 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the 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 4:1 What shall we 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 before God.
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
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(18) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."
    Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning, that you look for the end? For where the beginning is, there will the end be. Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning; he will know the end and will not experience death."
4:3 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 that 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 they 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
Blessed Blessed
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
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(19) Jesus said, "Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being. If you become my disciples and listen to my words, these stones will minister to you. For there are five trees for you in Paradise which remain undisturbed summer and winter and whose leaves do not fall. Whoever becomes acquainted with them will not experience death."
4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. 4:9 Cometh this blessedness 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 circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 4:11 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.
Blessed Blessed
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
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(20) The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like."
    He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky." 
4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the 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, and calleth those things 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
Tilled soil All
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
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(21) Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples like?"
    He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their presence in order to let them have back their field and to give it back to them. Therefore I say, if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him dig through into his house of his domain to carry away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."
4:18 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
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(22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."
    They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"
    Jesus said to them, "
When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."

5:8 But God 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
The kingdom Reigned
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(23) Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."
5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many 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
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(24) His disciples said to him, "Show us the place where you are, since it is necessary for us to seek it."
    He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear. There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, he is darkness."
5:16 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 unto justification.

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
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(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
5:19 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
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(26) Jesus said, "You see the mote in your brother's eye, but you do not see the beam in your own eye. When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother's eye." 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
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(27) <Jesus said,> "If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the father."
6:2 God forbid. 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 Christ were 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 the glory 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
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(28) Jesus said, "I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted for the sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent."
6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we 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 might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 6:8 Now 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
Men Man
They... leave the world He died, he died
For the moment... When Now
Repent Reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin
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(29) Jesus said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."
6:12 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
Great wealth Dominion
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(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him." (Split a piece of wood, 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)
 
6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants 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 servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which 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
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(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh:
Prophet... physician The servants of righteousness
Heals those who know him The infirmity of your flesh
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(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
6:19b   for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to 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
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(33) Jesus said, "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."
6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.  6:22 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 our Lord.
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
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(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."
7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how 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 her husband.
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
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(35) Jesus said, "It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man and take it by force unless he binds his hands; then he will (be able to) ransack his house." 7:3 So then if, while 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
Then Then
Be able to) ransack his house She be married to another man
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(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."
7:4 Wherefore, 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
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(37) His disciples said, "When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?"
    Jesus said, "When you disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on them, then will you see the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid"
7:5 For when 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 But now 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 me 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
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(38) Jesus said, "Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from. There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me."
7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 7:13 Was then 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 commandment might 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
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(39) Jesus said, "The pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them. They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves."
7:14 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
Have taken Sold
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
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(40) Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted outside of the father, but being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 7:19 For the good 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
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(41) Jesus said, "Whoever has something in his hand will receive more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little he has."
7:20 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, evil is present with me. 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Whoever... whoever I... I... I... I... I
Something Good
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)
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(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."
7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Become passers-by Bringing me into captivity
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(43) His disciples said to him, "Who are you, that you should say these things to us?"
    <Jesus said to them,> "You do not realize who I am from what I say to you, but you have become like the Jews, for they (either) love the tree and hate its fruit (or) love the fruit and hate the tree."
7:24 O wretched 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 flesh 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
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(44) Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven."
8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in 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. 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Whoever... whoever... whoever Who
The father God
Son Son
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
Earth Carnally minded
Heaven Spiritually minded
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(45) Jesus said, "Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they do not produce fruit. A good man brings forth good from his storehouse; an evil man brings forth evil things from his evil storehouse, which is in his heart, and says evil things. For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil things."

8:7 Because the 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. 8:9 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 Spirit of 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. 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall 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 flesh.
Not harvested Not subject
Do not produce fruit Cannot please God
Fruit Righteousness
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
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(46) Jesus said, "Among those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so superior to John the Baptist that his eyes should not be lowered (before him). Yet I have said, whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom and will become superior to John."
8:13 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. 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 8:16 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 joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Those born of women After the flesh... the body
Adam Ye shall die
Until Again
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
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(47) Jesus said, "It is impossible for a man to mount two horses or to stretch two bows. And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters; otherwise, he will honor the one and treat the other contemptuously. No man drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine. And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it spoil it. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because a tear would result."
8:18 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
Immediately Until now
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
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(48) Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away."
8:23 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 body.
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
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(49) Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return." 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, 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.
Blessed Saved
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
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(50) Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where did you come from?', say to them, 'We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?', say, 'We are its children, we are the elect of the living father.' If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father in you?', say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'"
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also 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
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(51) His disciples said to him, "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?"
    He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It 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
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(52) His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you."
    He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."
8:34b   yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
   
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
Living Killed
Have spoken (only) of the dead Killed... we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter
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(53) His disciples said to him, "Is circumcision beneficial or not?"
    He said to them, "If it were beneficial, their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable."

8:37 Nay, in all 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
Circumcised... circumcision Separate
In spirit In all these things... through him... in Christ Jesus our Lord
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(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 9:2 That I have great heaviness and 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
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(55) Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not  hate his brothers and sisters and take up his cross in my way will not be worthy of me."

9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom 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 as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
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
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(56) Jesus said, "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world."
9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the 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
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(57) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a man who had good seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds; he said to them, 'I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the  wheat along with them.' For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be pulled up and burned."
9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, 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 written, Jacob have 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, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will 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
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(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
The man who has suffered Him that willeth... him that runneth
Found life Sheweth mercy
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(59) Jesus said, "Take heed of the living one while you are alive, lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so."
9:17 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 name might be 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
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(60) <They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to his disciples, "That man is round about the lamb."
    They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."
    He said to them, "While it is alive, he will not eat it, but only when he has killed it and it has become a corpse."
    They said to him, "He cannot do so otherwise."
    He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourself within repose, lest you become a corpse and be eaten."
9:19 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, of the 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 fitted to 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
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(61) Jesus said, "Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live."
    Salome said, "Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
    Jesus said to her, "I am he who exists from the undivided. I was given some of the things of my father."
    <...> "I am your disciple."
    <...> "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."
9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon 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 made like unto Gomorrha. 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, 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 righteousness. 9:32 Wherefore? 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: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 10:1 Brethren, my heart's 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
Disciple Brethren
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
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(62) Jesus said, "It is to those who are worthy of my mysteries that I tell my mysteries. Do not let your left (hand) know what your right (hand) is doing."
10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every 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
Left Ignorant
Know Knowledge... believeth
Right Righteousness... righteousness... righteousness... righteousness
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(63) Jesus said, "There was a rich man who had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to use so that I may sow, reap, plant, and fill my storehouse with produce, with the result that I shall lack nothing.' Such were his intentions, but that same night he died. Let him who has ears hear."
10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, 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 that God 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
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(64) Jesus said, "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant to invite the guests.
    He went to the first one and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said, 'I have claims against some merchants. They are coming to me this evening. I must go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
    He went to another and said to him, 'My master has invited you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a house and am required for the day. I shall not have any spare time.'
    He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'My friend is going to get married, and I am to prepare the banquet. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
    He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm, and I am on my way to collect the rent. I shall 
not be able to come. I ask to be excused.'
    The servant returned and said to his master, 'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.' The master said to his servant, 'Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet, so that they may dine.' Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father."
10:10 For with the heart man believeth 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.
A man Man
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
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(65) He said, "There was a good man who owned a vineyard. He leased it to tenant farmers so that they might work it and he might collect the produce from them. He sent his servant so that the tenants might give him the produce of the vineyard. They seized his servant and beat him, all but killing him. The servant went back and told his master. The master said, 'Perhaps he did not recognize them.' He sent another servant. The tenants beat this one as well. Then the owner sent his son and said, 'Perhaps they will show respect to my son.' Because the tenants knew that it was he who was the heir to the vineyard, they seized him and killed him. Let him who has ears hear."
11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven 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
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(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
11:9 And David 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 alway. 11:11 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?
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(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
If one who knows If the fall of them
The all The world... my flesh
Still Now
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
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(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecutedWherever you have been persecuted they will find no place.      
11:15 For if the casting 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
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(69) Jesus said, "Blessed are they who have been persecuted within themselves. It is they who have truly come to know the father. Blessed are the hungry, for the belly of him who desires will be filled."
11:17b and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Blessed... Blessed Well
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
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(70) Jesus said, "That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you."
11:21 For if God spared not the 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
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(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."
11:23 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 wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
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
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(72) A man said to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."
    He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?"
    He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?

11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall 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 gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.
Tell Be ignorant
My father's possessions
The fulness of the Gentiles
("I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance," Psalms 2:8)
Brothers Brethren
Divide Be wise
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
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(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."

11:29 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
The Lord God
Therefore Even so
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(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

11:33 O the depth of the riches
Lord God
Many Them all... all
Nothing The riches
The cistern The depth
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(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
11:33b   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 counsellor?
Many The wisdom... of God
Who will enter the bridal chamber Who hath known the mind of the Lord
The solitary His counsellor
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(76) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl. That merchant was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."
11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

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 and bought
Present your bodies
You... seek Be ye transformed... ye may prove
His unfailing and enduring treasure
That good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God
No moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys A living sacrifice
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(77) Jesus said, " It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend.
(Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.)"

(Saying 77b in the Coptic  text is possibly imported from the Greek text of  saying 30)

12:3 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 have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 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 think soberly
Above Highly
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
The stone Teaching
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(78) Jesus said, "Why have you come out into the desert? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a man clothed in fine garments like your kings and your great men? Upon them are the fine garments, and they are unable to discern the truth."
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave 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 evil...
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
Your kings and your great men
The Lord
Upon them are the fine garments Distributing to the necessity of saints
They are unable Abhor... cleave... preferring... serving... Rejoicing... continuing... Distributing
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(79) A woman from the crowd said to him, "Blessed are the womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you."
    He said to her, "Blessed are those who have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it. For there will be days when you will say, 'Blessed are the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk.'"

12:14 Bless 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
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(80) Jesus said, "He who has recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body is superior to the world." 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
Superior Overcome... overcome
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(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."

13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 13:3 For rulers 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
Renounce it
(i.e. the power)

Be afraid
(of the power)
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(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
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 good
He who is far from me
Thou do that which is evil
The fire The sword
He... is far from the kingdom He is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath
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(83) Jesus said, "The images are manifest to man, but the light in them remains concealed in the image of the light of the father. He will become manifest, but his image will remain concealed by his light."
13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
The images
Tribute
The light in them Conscience
Remains concealed... remain concealed Be subject
The image of the light of the father... his image God's ministers
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(84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die not become manifest, how much you will have to bear!" 13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to 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, Thou 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 neighbour as thyself.
When you see... when you see It is briefly comprehended
Your likeness Dues... tribute
(taxes and revenue, marked with the likeness of of Caesar)
Your images
Fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour
Before Custom... custom (alternate greek meaning: telos= the last, the end)
Neither die Not kill
Manifest
Witness
How much you will have to bear! He that loveth another hath fulfilled the law... Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself
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(85) Jesus said, "Adam came into being from a great power and a great wealth, but he did not become worthy of you. For had he been worthy, he would not have experienced death. 13:10 Love 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)
Death Sleep
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(86) Jesus said, "The foxes have their holes and the birds have their nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head and rest."   13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
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 of light
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)
Rest Strife
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(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
13:14 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, eateth herbs.
Wretched... wretched
(distressed in body or mind)
Weak... weak
(Greek: asheneo = sick, impotent, diseased)

The body... a body
The flesh
Dependant upon... dependent on Eat... eateth
Two One... another
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(88) Jesus said, "The angels and the prophets will come to you and give to you those things you (already) have. And you too, give them those things which you have, and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take what is theirs?'"
14:3 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. 14:4 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 prophets
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
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(89) Jesus said, "Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not realize that he who made the inside is the same one who made the outside?"
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
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(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."
14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
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
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(91) They said to him, "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you."
    He said to them, "You read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment."
14:9 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, every knee 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
The face
Knee... tongue
The one
Every one
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
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(92) Jesus said, "Seek and you will find. Yet, what you asked me about in former times and which I did not tell you then, now I do desire to tell, but you do not inquire after it."    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
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(93) <Jesus said,> "Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them on the dung-heap. Do not throw the pearls to swine, lest they [...] it [...]."
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
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(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.  14:19 Let us therefore follow after 
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
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(95) Jesus said, "If you have money, do not lend it at interest, but give it to one from whom you will not get it back."
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
One One
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(96) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman. She took a little leaven, concealed it in some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has ears hear."
14:20 For meat 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 whereby thy 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
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(97) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking on the road, still some distance from home, the handle of the jar broke and the meal emptied out behind her on the road. She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident. When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty." 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
Meal Eat... eateth
Some distance from home... her house His neighbour
The handle of the jar broke... emptied out Every one of us... fell
When Aforetime
She set the jar down and found it empty Through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope
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(98) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his hand could carry through. Then he slew the powerful man."
15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of 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 for the 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
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(99) The disciples said to him, "Your brothers and your mother are standing outside."
    He said to them, "Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother. It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father."

15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify 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 he 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 shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
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
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(100) They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him, "Caesar's men demand taxes from us."
    He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine."
15:13 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 admonish one another. 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace 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
God God
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(101) <Jesus said,> "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. For my mother [...], but my true mother gave me life." 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
His father God
Love... his mother... my true mother The Holy Ghost... the Spirit of God
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(102) Jesus said, "Woe to the pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat."

15:20 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 I have been much hindered from coming to you. 15:23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire 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... let Hindered
Eat... eat
Be... filled
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
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(103) Jesus said, "Fortunate is the man who knows where the brigands will enter, so that he may get up, muster his domain, and arm himself before they invade."
15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 15:27 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.
Fortunate Poor
The man
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"
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(104) They said to Jesus, "Come, let us pray today and let us fast."
    Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated? But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber, then let them fast and pray."

15:28 When therefore I 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
Your prayers
Today When... Now
Fast... fast
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 been defeated?
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
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(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."
15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may 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
The saints
The father God
The mother Jerusalem
Will be called the son Judaea = "He shall be praised"
A harlot Jerusalem
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(106) Jesus said, "When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man, and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."
15:33 Now 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.
When Now
Make the two one The God of peace be with you all
Become Amen = so be it... becometh
The sons of man Phebe = "radiant"
Mountain Business, (matter)
It will move away
(Matthew 21:21 adds
"and be thou cast into the sea")
Cenchrea 
(A port of Corinth... its harbour on the Saronic Gulf)
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(107) Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine sheep and looked for that one until he found it. When he had gone to such trouble, he said to the sheep, 'I care for you more than the ninety-nine.'"
16:3 Greet Priscilla 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 all the churches of the Gentiles. 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. 16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed 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 before me.
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
The ninety-nine... the ninety-nine sheep
The Gentiles
Looked Aquila = "An eagle" (i.e. like an eagle eye)
One of them, the largest... that one
My kinsmen
When    (See Thomas 4  
The man old or ancient in days)

Priscilla = "ancient"...
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
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(108) Jesus said, "He who will drink from my mouth will become like me. I myself shall become he, and the things that are hidden will be revealed to him."
16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

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"
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(109) Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a man who had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know (about the treasure). He inherited the field and sold it. And the one who bought it went plowing and found the treasure. He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished." 16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, 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"
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(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
16:14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
Whoever finds The brethren
The world... the world Phlegon = "Burning"
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(111) Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?" 16:15 Salute Philologus, 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 salute you.

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
One One
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
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(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh." 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 of the 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 unto 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
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(113) His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"
    <Jesus said,> "It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying 'here it is' or 'there it is.' Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it."
16:20 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
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(114) Simon Peter said to him, "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life."
    Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."
16:23 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
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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


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The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Mark Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of John Connection





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