Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
By the Apostle Paul
are the secret sayings which the
spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas
Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is
in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
Not experience death
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."
from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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."
When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of
Making mention of you in our prayers
(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."
The man old in days will not hesitate to ask
Become one and the same
your work of faith, and labour of
love, and patience of hope in
our Lord Jesus Christ,
Remembering without ceasing
In our Lord Jesus Christ
(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."
In your sight
|in the sight
God and our Father;
In the sight
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?"
beloved, your election of God.
[1:5] For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance;
In the Holy Ghost
In much assurance
(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."
Man... man... man... man
ye know what manner of men
we were among you for your sake.
(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."
And ye became followers
and of the
(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."
Seeds... the seed
Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil
word in much affliction, with joy
Jesus said, "I have cast fire
the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."
| of the Holy
The Holy Ghost
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
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?"
You... dwell in the light
When you were one you became two
So that ye
ensamples to all that believe
Ye were ensamples
Macedonia and Achaia
The disciples said to Jesus, "We
know that you
will depart from us. Who is
to be our
Wherever you are
sounded out the word of the
Lord not only in
Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place
In every place
Jesus said to his disciples,
"Compare me to someone and tell
me whom I am like."
Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
Thomas said to him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like."
Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."
Tell me whom I am like... saying whom you are like
|your faith to
spread abroad; so that we need not to speak
[1:9] For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
Your faith to God-ward... speak
(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."
harm to your
Go into any land
walk about in the districts
Rise... heal the sick
And to wait
his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the
dead, even Jesus, which
delivered us from the
The wrath to come
Wait for his Son from heaven
Raised from the dead
(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."
You see one who was not born of woman
[2:1] For yourselves,
our entrance in unto you,
that it was not in vain:
Yourselves... know our entrance in unto you
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
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."
Upon the earth
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully
entreated, as ye know, at
Philippi, we were bold in our
God to speak
unto you the gospel of God
with much contention.
Speak unto you
Jesus said, "I
shall give you what no
seen and what no
heard and what no
and what has never occurred to the human mind."
I shall give you what... ear has heard
no... no... no
exhortation was not
of uncleanness, nor
Not... nor... nor
|(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."
For where the beginning is, there will the end be
we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel,
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."
| even so we
not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our
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."
The smallest of all seeds
For neither at any time used we flattering words,
as ye know, nor a
cloke of covetousness; God is
Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples
The thief is
Nor of men sought we glory,
nor yet of others,
when we might have been burdensome,
as the apostles
[2:7] But we were gentle among you,
Nor... sought we glory... of you
Jesus saw infants
being suckled. He
said to his disciples, "These infants
are like those who
enter the kingdom."
Infants being suckled... infants being suckled... children
Make the two one
cherisheth her children:
[2:8] So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls,
A nurse cherisheth her children
The gospel of God
Jesus said, "I
shall choose you,
one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall
stand as a single one."
I shall choose you
|because ye were
dear unto us.
Ye were dear unto us
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."
Light... light... lights... shine
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night
because we would not be chargeable unto any of you,
Jesus said, "Love
your brother like
your soul, guard
him like the pupil of your
Love your brother... guard him
preached unto you the gospel
We preached unto you
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
cast the mote from your brother's eye."
You see... you will see
|[2:10] Ye are
Ye are witnesses
<Jesus said,> "If you do not fast as regards
you will not find the kingdom. If you do not
observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the father."
Fast as regards the world
God also, how holily
and justly and unblameably we
behaved ourselves among you
We behaved ourselves... holily
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."
The sons of men
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted
and charged every one of you, as a father
A father... his children
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
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom
Jesus said, "Where there are three gods,
Where there are two or one, I am with him."
For this cause also thank we God
Jesus said, "No prophet
in his own village; no physician heals those who
Prophet is accepted
Heals those who know
word of God which ye heard of
us, ye received
the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which
Received the word...
Worketh... in you that believe
Jesus said, "A
city being built on
a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which
are in Christ Jesus:
Jesus said, "Preach from your
housetops that which you will
hear in your ear. For no one
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."
Your housetops... everyone
ye also have suffered like things of your own
Your own countrymen
Jesus said, "If a
blind man leads a
blind man, they will both
fall into a pit."
A blind man... a blind man
as they have of the
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."
Ransack his house
Who both killed
the Lord Jesus,
Killed the Lord Jesus
Jesus said, "Do
not be concerned
from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what
you will wear."
Do not be concerned... about what you will wear
their own prophets, and have persecuted
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"
Without being ashamed
You will not be afraid
not God, and are contrary
Please not God
Contrary to all men
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."
Hear these words which I am saying to you
You will look for me and will not find me
Forbidding us to speak
to the Gentiles that they
might be saved,
to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come
Speak to the Gentiles
Wrath is come upon them to the uttermost
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
Taken the keys of knowledge
taken from you
We... being taken from you
Jesus said, "A grapevine has been
of the father, but being
unsound, it will be pulled up
by its roots and destroyed."
Outside of the father
a short time in
Jesus said, "Whoever has something
in his hand will receive more, and whoever has nothing
will be deprived
of even the little he has."
|not in heart,
endeavoured the more abundantly to see your
face with great desire.
Not in heart
Jesus said, "Become
Wherefore we would have come
unto you, even I Paul, once
Come unto you... once and again
His disciples said to him, "Who are you,
you should say these things to us?"
You... you... you... you have become like the Jews
Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes
against the father will
be forgiven, and whoever
blasphemes against the
son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit
will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven."
Will be forgiven
what is our
(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."
joy, or crown
(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."
even ye in
presence of our Lord Jesus Christ
at his coming?
In the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ
(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."
For ye are our glory and joy.
[3:1] Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
[3:2] And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God,
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
If two make peace
Move Away... move Away
fellowlabourer in the
gospel of Christ, to establish
you, and to
comfort you concerning your faith:
The gospel of Christ
Jesus said, "Blessed are the
solitary and elect, for you
will find the kingdom. For you
and to it you will return."
From it, and to it you will return
That no man should be
by these afflictions:
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
We are the elect
yourselves know that we
are appointed thereunto.
We are appointed
His disciples said to him, "When
will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world
He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we
should suffer tribulation; even
as it came to pass, and ye know.
Even as it came to pass, and ye know
His disciples said to him,
spoke in Israel, and all of
He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."
Prophets spoke... spoke in you
this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know
your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our
labour be in
Our labour... in vain
His disciples said to him, "Is
circumcision beneficial or not?"
Is circumcision beneficial or not?
But now when Timotheus
came from you unto us,
(Paul circumcised Timothy,
see Acts 16:1-3)
Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor,
the kingdom of heaven."
Yours is the kingdom
brought us good
tidings of your
faith and charity,
(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."
that ye have good remembrance of
us always, desiring greatly to
as we also to
[3:7] Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:
Desiring... to see us... to see you
Our affliction and distress
Jesus said, "Whoever has come to
understand the world has found (only) a corpse,
and whoever has found a
corpse is superior to the
A corpse... a corpse
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 wheatpulled
along with them.' For on the
day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly visible, and they will be
Pull up the weeds... pull up the wheat... pulled up
|if ye stand fast
in the Lord.
Jesus said, "Blessed
is the man who
has suffered and found life."
what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy
wherewith we joy
for your sakes
Jesus said, "Take heed of the
living one while you are
alive, lest you die and seek
to see him
unable to do so."
The living one
Seek to see him
|before our God;
[3:10] Night and day prayingthat we might see your face exceedingly ,
Praying... that we might see your face
<They saw> a Samaritan
carrying a lamb on
his way to Judea. He said to
his disciples, "That
man is round about the lamb."
On his way
might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
[3:11] Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
Jesus said, "Two
will rest on a
bed: the one will die, and
the other will live."
Two will rest on a bed
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward
Love one toward another
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."
To those who are worthy
|and toward all
men, even as we do toward
Toward all men...
(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."
night he died
end he may stablish your
hearts unblameable in
before God, even our Father, at
the coming of
Lord Jesus Christ
with all his saints.
At the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus said, "A man had received
visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant to
invite the guests.
My Master... My Master... My Master... his Master... The Master
Go outside to the streets
Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father
Furthermore then we beseech
you, brethren, and exhort you by the
Lord Jesus, that as ye have
received of us how
please God, so ye would
abound more and more.
The Lord Jesus
How ye ought to walk
And to please God
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
back and told his master.
'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
Servant... servant... master... master... servant
know what commandments
we gave you
Jesus said, "Show me the stone
which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
|by the Lord
The Lord Jesus
Jesus said, "If one
who knows the
all still feels a
One who knows the all
A personal deficiency
He is completely deficient
will of God, even your
abstain from fornication:
This is the will of God
Ye should abstain from fornication
Jesus said, "Blessed are you when
you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they
will find no place."
They will find no place
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel
Possess his vessel
Jesus said, "Blessed are they who
have been persecuted
within themselves. It is they
who have truly come
father. Blessed are the
hungry, for the belly of him who
desires will be filled."
Persecuted within themselves
Know the father
[4:5] Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
In sanctification and honour
Know not God
Jesus said, "That which you have
will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves. That which you do
not have within you will kill you
if you do not have it
That which you do not have within you will kill you
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter:
because that the
Lord is the avenger of all
such, as we also have
forewarned you and testified.
The Lord is the avenger
Jesus said, "I shall destroy this
house, and no one will be able to build it
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
[4:8] He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
Man... holy Spirit
A man said to him, "Tell my brothers
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?"
Divide... divider... divider
But as touching brotherly
love ye need not that I write unto you:
for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another .
[4:10] And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia:
Love one another
Jesus said, "The harvest is great
but the laborers are few.
Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out
laborers to the harvest."
we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and
More and more
He said, "O Lord, there
around the drinking trough,
but there is nothing in the
There are many around the drinking trough
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and
your own hands, as we
Work with your own hands
(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
Many are standing
Enter the bridal
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are
ye may have lack of nothing.
Them that are without
That ye may have lack of nothing
(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 and no worm destroys comes near to devour ."
Discovered a pearl
No moth... and no worm destroys
But I would not
have you to be ignorant,
them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no
(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.
Above them all
Unto me did the all extend
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will
God bring with him.
Them... will God bring with him
Jesus said, "Why have you come
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."
into the desert
Them... they are unable to discern the truth
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which
are alive and remain
unto the coming of the Lord
shall not prevent them
which are asleep.
Remain unto the coming
Them which are asleep
A woman from the crowd said to him,
"Blessed are the
womb which bore you and the
breasts which nourished
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first:
(The mother of us all, Galatians 4:26)
Jesus said, "He
who has recognized
has found the
but he who has found the
to the world."
He who has
Is superior to the world
are alive and remain shall be
caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
We which are alive
The Lord... the Lord
In the air
Jesus said, "Let him who has grown
and let him who possesses power renounce it."
so shall we
Be with the Lord
Jesus said, "He
who is near me is
near the fire, and he who is
far from me is far from the
one another with these words.
Comfort one another with these words
Jesus said, "The
manifest to man, but the
light in them remains concealed
in the image
of the father. He will become manifest, but his image will
remain concealed by his
The images are
manifest to man
The light... the light... his light
times and the seasons,
have no need
I write unto you.
5:2] For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
Of the times and the seasons... ye have no need that I write unto you
The day... the night
Jesus said, "When
you see your likeness, you rejoice.
But when you see your
images which came into
being before you, and which neither die not become manifest, how much you will
have to bear!"
When you see your likeness, you rejoice
You will have to bear
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden
destruction cometh upon them, as
with child; and they
As... a woman with child
They shall not escape
(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."
Not have experienced death
But ye, brethren, are not
in darkness, that that day
overtake you as a thief.
Not in darkness
Jesus said, "The
foxes have their
holes and the
birdshave their nests, but
son of man
to lay his head and rest."
foxes... the birds
The son of man has no place to lay his head and rest
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we
are not of
night, nor of
[5:6] Therefore let us not sleep, as do others;
Of the night... of darkness
Let us not sleep
Jesus said, "Wretched
is the body
that is dependant upon a
body, and wretched
dependent on these two."
Wretched is the
that is dependant...
let us watch and be
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
will they come and take what is theirs?'"
When will they come and take what is theirs?
For they that sleep sleep in
the night; and they that be
are drunken in
In the night... in the night
Jesus said, "Why do you wash the
outside of the cup? Do you
not realize that he who made the inside
the same one who made the outside?"
The outside of the cup
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on
breastplate of faith
and for an helmet, the hope
Faith... love... hope
Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my
yoke is easy and my
is mild, and you will find
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation
Lord Jesus Christ,
Our Lord Jesus Christ
They said to him, "Tell us who you
are so that we may believe in you."
Recognized the one who is before you
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.
Live together with him
(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."
Now I do desire... you do
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Even as also ye do
<Jesus said,> "Do not give
what is holy to dogs, lest they
on the dung-heap. Do not
throw the pearls to swine, lest they
[...] it [...]."
They... them... they
And we beseech you,
brethren, to know them
which labour among you,
You... them... you
Jesus said, "He who seeks will
find, and he who knocks will be
Be let in
are over you in
and admonish you;
In the Lord
(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."
have money may symbolize
having a good name - The Gospel of Phillip)
And to esteem
very highly in love for their work's sake.
And be at peace among yourselves.
Jesus said, "The kingdom of the
father is like a
She took a little leaven, concealed it
in some dough, and made it into large loaves. Let him who has
Let him who has ears hear
brethren, warn them
Them that are unruly
We exhort you
Jesus said, "The kingdom of the
father is like a
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
down and found it empty."
A certain woman... did not realize it... she had noticed no accident
She set the jar down
the feebleminded, support
Comfort the feebleminded
Support the weak
(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."
A certain man... a powerful man... the powerful man
patient toward all men.
The disciples said to him, "Your
brothers and your mother are
brothers and your mother
My brothers and my mother
See that none render evil for evil unto any man;
but ever follow
that which is good, both among
They showed Jesus a gold coin and
said to him, "Caesar's
demand taxes from us."
Caesar's men... to Caesar
|and to all men.
To all men
(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."
[5:17] Pray without ceasing.
[5:18] In every thing give thanks:
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
In the manger of oxen
Let the oxen eat
this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus concerning you.
[5:19] Quench not the Spirit.
In Christ Jesus
Quench not the Spirit
Jesus said, "Fortunate is the man
who knows where the
enter, so that he may get up,
his domain, and arm himself before they invade."
The brigands will enter
Despise not prophesyings.
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."
What is the sin that I have committed
Prove all things; hold fast that
which is good.
That which is good
Jesus said, "He who knows the
father and the mother will
the son of a harlot."
Will be called the son of a harlot
Abstain from all
All appearance of evil
Jesus said, "When you
one, you will become the sons of man,
and when you say, 'Mountain, move
away,' it will move away."
You make the two one, you will become the sons of man
very God of
The very God of peace
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
He found it... I care for you
| sanctify you
Sanctify you wholly
Jesus said, "He
who will drink
from my mouth will
me. I myself shall become he,
things that are hidden will be revealed to him."
He... will become like
me. I myself shall become he
pray God your
and soul and body be preserved blameless
Your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless
Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a
man who had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And
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
it went plowing and found the
treasure. He began to lend money at
interest to whomever he wished."
The one who bought it
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[5:24] Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
He that calleth you
(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
pray for us.
(111) Jesus said, "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence. And the one who lives from the living one will not see death." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?"
The one who lives from the living one... Whoever finds himself
Greet all the
with an holy kiss.
(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."
The soul... the soul
I charge you by the Lord that this
said to him, "When
will the kingdom come?"
The holy brethren
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."
I myself shall lead her
The grace of our
Christ be with you. Amen.
Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
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