Chiastic Structures in The Gospel of Thomas
As a Type and Figure of


The Perfect Man: The Spirit - Body


Commonly known in Pauline language as the Body of Christ, the New Creation,
the Joint Body
, the One Body, The Mystery of Christ, or the Spiritual Body. 

Jesus said,

"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."
(Thomas 22)

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Many ancient texts, including much of the New Testament, appear to have a Chiastic Structure: an ABCDCBA organizational pattern. The implications of the Chiastic structures within The Gospel of Thomas are astonishing.

The chart 
below reveals the left and the right of two essential chiastic structures in Thomas.

Although there is only One gospel, in the gospel of Christ, there are two separate chiasmic gospel messages for two separate groups of people. There is a gospel to the uncircumcision. There is a gospel to the circumcision. This is reminiscent of Paul’s comment in Galatians “that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter,” (Galatians 2:7.)

These two groups, male and female, are joined together in holy matrimony into one body, the new man.

In the Thomas text there is a male structure and a female structure. Sayings common to both structures are aligned so that the first column is virtually identical to the second column for much of the Joint Body Chiasm. Making the two into one using key words, The Outer Female Chiastic Structure is joined with The Inner Male Chiastic Structure creating One New Perfect Man

(For a introductory explanation of the creation, use and benefit of chiastic structures within Thomas click here.)

In the chart below the outer female chiasm is color coded yellow.
The inner male chiasm is blue.
The bridal chamber, where male and female are perfectly joined together, is green.
The foot, hand, eye, and likeness references are color coded pink.
The bright light of transfiguration within the bridal chamber is color coded bright yellow, like the brightness of the sun.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; interpreting, comparing, and combining and joining together (perfectly joined) spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:12-14, 1 Corinthians 2:13 ASV.

Revealing the message of Thomas the sayings are joined together. The above and the below, or the the top and the bottom of the Thomas scroll is folded together. The left and right of the Thomas text is then joined together by similar key words creating the male and female chiastic structures. Then the male is inserted within the female. The two structures are in like manner also joined together by key words.

Then the structural key words in Thomas 22 are fashioned together: 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. Reminiscent of the Bridal Chamber the two chiasms pictorially suggest a marriage of the male and the female. The two come together as one. Sayings are are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the male structure within her. Viewed as a whole the chart is a picture of the two becoming One New Man.

For those with "an eye" to behold hidden and deeper spiritual reality, through the perfect joining and alignment within The Bridal Chamber, the bright light of illumination reveals the Perfect Man.

The entire structure is held together by key words. Within the chart below these key words are underlined, and in bold, with notes in the left column. Those sayings which align horizontally are combined together forming a complete teaching interpreting and providing context to the individual sayings.

These hidden structures within Thomas suggest that an esoteric exegesis is intended by the author. Progressive deeper mysteries are gradually revealed in the joining together of these chiasmic structures. The implications of this necessary knitting together of the two into one Joint-Body to interpret the Gospel of Thomas is astonishing beyond belief. This is especially true if Thomas is understood to be an early source document for the New Testament Gospels. Also, and just as profound, if this joint body structure in Thomas was used by Paul as a teaching tool in certain congregations he wrote to, or if as it appears, it is the foundation behind his theology, then his letters may need to be reinterpreted. If these possibilities are honestly examined then the scope and repercussions of these hidden chiastic structures can become staggering. This manner of esoteric exegesis and the resulting interpretation may dramatically influence the understanding not only of Christ's words, but also of the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and the entire New Testament.

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,” (Thomas 39).

"Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. 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," Thomas 1-2.

The keys have been provided, and the door is opened, and the walls are removed. The interpretation and the riches hidden within are yours to discover.


Presented for the benefit of the All,
Not made perfect without you,

URfriend,
Dean Johnson

As they are able to be received,progressively deeper horizontally aligned teachings are revealed by the joining together of these chiasms.

Printable Word Documents are presented for personal or group study and meditation.


The Text As A Picture
The Arrangement of the Text Below
May be Imagined As A Man with Hands Joined above his Head.


This Joint Body Chiasmic Chart is 
best viewed full screen (F11) 




Who will be the Head of the Perfected Spirit- Body?

 (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."

See saying 12 / 101 below


Outer Left Female
Chiasm Sayings

The first left saying of the outer female chiasm starts out with a question about the "circumcision". The first left saying of the inner male chiasm mentions the "elect". These may be clues as to the persons these two chiasms represent. 


(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."

(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."

Circumcision
(Destruction of the flesh)

the true circumcision
in spirit

become completely profitable



Outer Right Female
Chiasm Sayings

(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."

(Alternate translation)

“Is not worthy of him”






Has found (only) a corpse

Superior to the world


Is not worthy of him




(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."

Twenty-four prophets spoke

in Israel

spoke in you

spoken (only) of the dead.


(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."

Good seed

Sowed weeds

The wheat

The weeds







The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 51
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 51







(51) His disciples said to him, "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?"
He said to them, "What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."


When will the repose of the dead come about


The Head of the Bodily Structure
Of the Perfected Spirit - Body

The Christ / The Elect:
Who Recognize
A Realized Eschatology

(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."

(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."

Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life

Key words:

Male:
If they say to you / 
Spoke in Israel
Say to them / Spoke in you  

Female: Repose / die

The Inner Left Male Chiasm Saying 50
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 50





(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.'"



repose (50)
connects diagonally with repose (60)

Repose


Inner Left Male
Chiasm Sayings

(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.'"

The first left saying of the outer female chiasm starts out with a question about the "circumcision". The first left saying of the inner male chiasm mentions the"elect". These may be clues as to the persons these two chiasms represent. 


The Elect

If they say to you

Say to them 


Inner Right Male Chiasm Sayings


(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."













In Israel

Spoke in Israel

Spoke in you







(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."





Die



Key words:

Male:
Elect /
Circumcision

Female:
Blessed are the solitary /
You too, look for a place for yourself within repose 


The Inner Left Male Chiasm Saying 49
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 49


(49) Jesus said, "Blessed are the solitary and elect, for you will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you will return."


Blessed are the
solitary

(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."








Elect


(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."




Circumcision



(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."


You too, look for a place for yourself within repose

Key words:

Male:
If  two make peace /
Blessed are the poor

Mountain move away /
The kingdom of heaven

Female:
If two make peace /
Two will rest on a bed

Mountain, 'Move Away /
Filled with light


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 48
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 48


(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."



If two make peace 

Mountain, 'Move Away



(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."


If  two make peace 

Mountain move away


(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."


Blessed are the poor

The kingdom of heaven
 

(61) Jesus said, "Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live."
Salome said, "Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
Jesus said to her, "I am he who exists from the undivided. I was given some of the things of my father."
<...> "I am your disciple."
<...> "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light, but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."



Two will rest on a bed

Filled with light



Key words:

Male:
It is impossible... to serve two masters / Whoever does not hate his father and mother cannot become a disciple to me

Female:
It is impossible... to serve two masters /
There was a rich man who had much money

Old wine,
new wine, lest... burst, old patch, new garment, because a tear /
do not let your left (hand) know what your right (hand) is doing




The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 47
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 47


(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."




It is impossible... to serve two masters

Old wine,
new wine, lest... burst, old patch, new garment, because a tear


(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."



It is impossible... to serve two masters

(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."












Whoever does not hate his father and mother cannot become a disciple to me

"Fashion eyes in the place of an eye (a single eye)... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)

Eyes (46) connects with A Single Eye (62-63)

A single eye is a reference to an absence of the love of money demonstrated through the giving away all wealth (62-63).

The Outer Female Sayings 46 and 62 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking side to side of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)


(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."

(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."


There was a rich man who had much money

Do not let your left (hand) know what your right (hand) is doing



"Fashion eyes in the place of an eye (a single eye)... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)

Eyes (46) connects with A Single Eye (62-63)

A single eye is a reference to an absence of the love of money demonstrated through the giving away all wealth (62-63).

The Outer Female Sayings 46 and 62 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking side to side of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)

Key words:

Male:
Those born of women, from
Adam until John the Baptist /
Whoever has come to understand the world i.e.
The world before or without Christ

Female:
John the Baptist /
Businessmen and merchants

Whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom /
Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 46
aligns withand 
is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 46

(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."

John the Baptist

Whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom


(46) Jesus said, "Among those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so superior to John the Baptist that his eyes should not be lowered (before him). Yet I have said, whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom and will become superior to John."

Those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist


(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."











Whoever has come to understand the world i.e.
The world before or without Christ


(64) Jesus said, "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant to invite the guests.
He went to the first one and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said, 'I have claims against some merchants. They are coming to me this evening. I must go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
He went to another and said to him, 'My master has invited you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a house and am required for the day. I shall not have any spare time.'
He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'My friend is going to get married, and I am to prepare the banquet. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused from the dinner.'
He went to another and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm, and I am on my way to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused.'
The servant returned and said to his master, 'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.' The master said to his servant, 'Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet, so that they may dine.' Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father."


Businessmen and merchants

Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father



Key words:

Male:
Grapes, figs / good seed

Thorns, thistles / sowed weeds

Harvested / harvest

Female:
Grapes  /
Vineyard

A good man
brings forth good from his storehouse /
A good man
who owned a vineyard

an evil man /
the tenants

brings forth evil /
killed him



The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 45
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 45
 


(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."

Grapes 

A good man brings forth good from his storehouse 

An evil man 

Brings forth evil

(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."



Grapes, figs 

Thorns, thistles 

Harvested


(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."

Good seed

Sowed weeds

Harvest

(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."


Vineyard

A good man
who owned a vineyard

The tenants

Killed him





Key words:

Male:Whoever blasphemes
against the son will be forgiven /
Blessed is the man who has suffered
and found life

Will not be forgiven /
Lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so

Female:
Whoever blasphemes against the son  /
The stone which the builders have rejected


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 44
is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 44

(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."


Whoever blasphemes against the son


(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."



Whoever blasphemes
against the son will be forgiven


Will not be forgiven



(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."

(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."



Blessed is the man who has suffered
and found life

Lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so


(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."








The stone which the builders have rejected


Key words:

Male:
You have become like the Jews /
While it is alive, he will not eat it

Female:
You do not realize who I am
/
If one who knows the all

You have become like the Jews /
he is completely deficient

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 43
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 43


(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."


You do not realize who I am

You have become like the Jews

(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."



You have become
like the Jews


(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."



While it is alive,
he will not eat it


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


If one who knows the all

He is completely deficient



Key words:

Male:
Passing away /
Become a corpse

Female:
Passing away, come into being /
Blessed are you when you are...persecuted

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 42
is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 42

(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."
(Passing away, come into being.)


Passing away, come into being 

(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."
(Passing away, come into being.)





Passing away


(60b)
 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."


Become a corpse


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



Blessed are you when you are...persecuted



Key words:

Male:
Whoever has something in his hand
will receive more /
I was given some of the things of my father

Whoever has nothing
will be deprived of even the little he has /
But if he is divided,
he will be filled with darkness


Female:
Whoever has something in his hand /
Persecuted within themselves

Deprived of even the little he has /
Him who desires will be filled




The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 41
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 41


(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."





Whoever has something in his hand

Deprived of even the little he has

(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."






Whoever has something in his hand
will receive more 

Whoever has nothing
will be deprived of even the little he has


(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."



I was given some of the things of my father


But if he is divided,
he will be filled with darkness

(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."




Persecuted within themselves

Him who desires will be filled

Key words:

Male:
Planted/ plant

Female:
A grapevine has been planted outside of the father /
That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 40
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 40

(40) Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted outside of the father, but being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."



A grapevine has been planted outside of the father

(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."


Planted

(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."

(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."

Plant

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



That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you

Key words:

Male:
Allowed to enter /
Will not enter

Female:
have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis)
and hidden them /
I shall destroy this house

They themselves have not entered /
No one will be able to build it


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 39
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 39

(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."




Have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them

(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."


Allowed to enter


(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."


Will not enter

(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."





I shall destroy this house


Key words:

Male:
Many times have you desired
to hear these words /
Let him who has ears hear.

Female:
You desired to hear /
Tell my brothers

You will look for me and will not find me /
I am not a divider


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 38
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 38


(38) Jesus said, "Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from. There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me."




You desired to hear 

You will look for me and will not fiind me

(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."



Many times have you desired to hear these words


(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."



Let him who has ears hear


(72) A man said to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."
He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?"
He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?"




Tell my brothers

I am not a divider




Key words:

Male:
When will you become revealed to us /
Show me the stone

Female:
"When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you? /
The harvest is great (now)

Like little children and tread on them /
Send out laborers to the harvest



The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 37
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 37

(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"

"When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?

Like little children and tread on them


(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"



When will you become revealed to us

(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."




Show me the stone

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




The harvest is great (now)

Send out laborers to the harvest



Key words:

Male:
Do not be concerned /
Feels a personal deficiency

Female:
Concerned (about lack) /
Nothing in the cistern

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 36
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 36

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

Concerned (about lack)



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


Do not be concerned


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



Feels a personal deficiency

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



Nothing in the cistern


"Fashion... a hand in place of a hand... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)


Hand (35) connects an extended hand to buy the pearl (76). The merchant sells all he has to purchase the pearl, Matthew 13:46.

The Outer Female Sayings 35 and 76 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)

Key words:

Male:
Enter the house /
Persecuted within themselves

Female:
Enter the house / standing at the door
Binds his hands / it is the solitary
Ransack his house / enter the bridal chamber

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 35
aligns with and
is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 35

(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."


Enter the house 

Binds his hands

Ransack his house


(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."





Enter the house


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

(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."

(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."

(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."


Persecuted within themselves

(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."



Standing at the door

It is the solitary

Enter the bridal chamber

Key words:

Male:
A blind man leads a blind man /
I am not a divider

Female:
A blind man / a merchant

Fall into a pit / where… worm destroys

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 34
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 34

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




blind (34)  connects with see (33)

 Blind (34), and hidden (32) and hidden (33) and See... light (33)  may all connect with the light in the bridal chamber (75) through the rocking motion of the female.


"Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear," (33). When the sound of the bride is heard in the ear in the bridal chamber the bright light of transfiguration can not be hidden.  

Clothed in light, 
Romans 13:12


A blind man 

Fall into a pit 


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


A blind man leads a blind man

(72) A man said to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."
He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?"
He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?"


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


I am not a divider



"Fashion... a hand in place of a hand... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)

Hand (35) connects an extended hand to buy the pearl (76). The merchant sells all he has to purchase the pearl, Matthew 13:46.

The Outer Female Sayings 35 and 76 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)


(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."


A merchant

Where… worm destroys




Notice that this Key Horizontal Saying grouping connects the Bridal Chamber with Light. There is a bright light in the bridal Chamber at the marriage when two become One.

Key words:

Male:
Preach from your housetops /
Many are standing at the door

Female:
For no one lights a lamp and
puts it under a bushel /
It is I who am the light which is above them all

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 33
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 33

(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."

Note: The Gospel of Matthew connects the idea of "light" with "city on a hill". "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all [who are] in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15. Thomas places these two thoughts together in saying 32 and 33.

For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel 



(33) Jesus said, "Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."

Preach from your housetops

 

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

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

(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber.

See the Green Box below - (104) 


Many are standing at the door




Notice that this Key Horizontal Saying grouping connects the Bridal Chamber with a bright Light.

The Coptic scribe draws attention to this grouping with the addition of the phrase split open.


(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 open).

Split open connects with split open

From the Coptic text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

(See 30-77-80)


It is I who am the light which is above them all


                                                                       

nor.. hidden (33) connects with nor... hidden (32)


Key words:

Male:
A city... nor can it be hidden /
The kingdom... discovered a pearl.
 

Female:
A city... nor can it be hidden /
the desert... unable to discern the truth. 

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 32
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 32

(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."



A city... nor can it be hidden


(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."

A city... nor can it be hidden


(76) Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who had a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl.




The kingdom... discovered a pearl



(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."


The desert... unable to discern the truth

Key words:

Male:

No physician heals,
No worm destroys

Female:
No prophet is accepted /
heard the word... and have truly kept it


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 31
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 31

(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."



No prophet is accepted

city (32)
connects with 

village (31)

(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."

No physician heals

(76b)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."


No worm destroys


(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.'"


Heard the word... and have truly kept it


Key words:

Male:
Split (open) /
Split (open)

Female:
I am with him... you will find me there. /
he... has found the body 

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 30
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 30

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

From the Greek text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."


I am with him... you will find me there

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

From the Greek text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

Split (open)


(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."
 
From the Coptic text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

Split (open)

(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."



He... has found the body


Key words:

Male:
Great wealth... in this poverty /
Great men... fine garments

Female:
Great wealth... in this poverty /
has grown rich... renounce it

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 29
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 29

(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."



Great wealth... in this poverty


(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."


Great wealth...
in this poverty




(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."


Great men...
fine garments

(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."


Has grown rich... renounce it

Key words:

Male:
All of them intoxicated /
Breasts which nourished you

When they shake off their wine,
then they will repent /
The breasts which have not given milk

Female:
Blind in their hearts and do not have sight /
The light in them remains concealed

Leave the world /
Near me




The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 28
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 28

(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."



Blind in their hearts and do not have sight 

Leave the world



(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."


All of them intoxicated 

When they shake off their wine, then they will repent


(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.'"




Breasts which nourished you

The breasts which have not given milk



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

(83) Jesus said, "The images are manifest to man, but the light in them remains concealed in the image of the light of the father. He will become manifest, but his image will remain concealed by his light."


The light in them remains concealed

Near me

Key words:

Male:
Fast as regards the world /
Recognized the world

Female:

Fast / rejoice

Observe the Sabbath / see your likeness

You will not see the father /
neither… become manifest


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 27
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 27

(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."


Fast 

Observe the Sabbath

You will not see the father



(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."





Fast as regards the world 


(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."








Recognized the world




See your "likeness" (84) connects diagonally with seeing "your likeness" in your brothers eye (26). 

"Fashion... a likeness in place of a likeness... then will you enter the kingdom" (2
2)

We judge those who have faults we see in  ourselves, Mathew 7:1-4.

The Outer Female Sayings 84 and 26 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)

(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 nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"

Rejoice

See your likeness

Neither… become manifest



See your "likeness" (84) connects diagonally  with seeing "your likeness" in your brothers eye (26). 


"Fashion... a likeness in place of a likeness... then will you enter the kingdom" (22)

We judge those who have faults we see in  ourselves, Mathew 7:1-4.

The Outer Female Sayings 84 and 26 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the inner male structure. This happens in  the Bridal Chamber. (See the green box below)


Key words:

Male:
cast the beam out /
let him who possesses power renounce it

Female:
Your brother's eye /
A great wealth

The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 26
aligns with and 
is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 26


(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."

Note: Eye is single (a single eye) is also mentioned together with God and mammon and two masters in Matthew’s gospel, Matthew 6:22,23,24

 

your brother's eye



(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."

Note: Eye is single (a single eye) is also mentioned together with God and mammon and two masters in Matthew’s gospel, Matthew 6:22,23,24





Cast the beam out



(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."  (king - kingdom)

(i.e. cast out the love of money by giving - Luke 6:38-42,  or attain to a single eye by an extended hand)

 

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




Let him who possesses power renounce it


(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."

Is the light in the eye being darkened by love of money?




A great wealth



(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."


Love your brother like your soul



(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."













Your brother's

eye



(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."

(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!"

The images

See


(86) Jesus said, "The foxes have their holes and the birds have their nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head and rest."

the son of man has no place to lay his head and rest

 

Key words:

Male:
The place where you are /
From a great power and a great wealth

Female:
A man of light, and he lights up
the whole world /
The body that is dependant upon a body


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 24
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 24

(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."




A man of light, and he lights up the whole world

(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."



The place where you are

(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."

(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."

From a great power and a great wealth

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



The body that is dependant upon a body

Key words:

Male:
one out of a thousand,
and two out of ten thousand /
The angels and the prophets

choose you... two /
dependent on...  two

Female:
one out of a thousand,
and two out of ten thousand /
The angels and the prophets

a single one /
those things


The Inner Male Chiasm Saying 23
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Female Chiasm Saying 23

(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."

One out of a thousand,
and two out of ten thousand

A single one

(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."

One out of a thousand,
and two out of ten thousand 

Choose you... two


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

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


The angels and the prophets


Dependent on...  two


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


The angels and the prophets

Those things


The Bridal Chamber
illustrated by the green boxes is a complete joining together of the Male and Female Chiasms

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

It is the solitary who will enter
the Bridal Chamber.


Male and Female Key words:
Inside / Outside

Will you enter the kingdom /
You will find repose


(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?"
(22b) 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."
This is a cross over point for both the Outer Chiasm and the Inner Chiasm. The left and the right of the two structures are one and the same from the Bridal chamber, verses (9/104) until these verses (22/89).


(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?"

 (22b) 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


Inside / Outside

Will you enter the kingdom


 

(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?"

(A Yoke
is put around the shoulders of an animal.  This appears to be the core or shoulder of the boldily structure of the Spirit Body. The Greek of yoke is zygos - From the root of zeugnumi : to join, especially by a "yoke") This is perfect joining of male and female in the bridal chamber.

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


Inside / Outside

You will find repose






The Bridal Chamber
illustrated by the green boxes is a complete joining together of the Male and Female Chiasms

These saying provide the key to joining the two Chiasms together. “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,” (22). This happens in “the bridal chamber,” (104).

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

It is the solitary who will enter
the Bridal Chamber.


(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?"
Children (22) connects with children (21)

Male and Female Key words:

Whom are your disciples like /
You have not recognized the one

When the owners come /
Read this moment

Come / Come

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

(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."


(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. of the field When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their presence in order to let them have back their field and to give it back to them. Therefore I say, if the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming, he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him dig through into his house of his domain to carry away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world. Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

Whom are your disciples like 

When the owners come 

Come




(90) is here duplicated as
Children (22) connects with children (21)

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

(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."



You have not recognized the one

Read this moment


Come


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

(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."
Male and Female Key words:

Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like /
What you asked me about in former times 

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

(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."

(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."

Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like


(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."



What you asked me about in former times


(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."
Male and Female Key words:

These stones will minister to you /
Pearls to swine

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

(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."

(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."

These stones will minister to you 



(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 [...]."


Pearls to swine



(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 [...]."
Male and Female Key words:

Have you discovered /
Seeks will find

He who will take his place /
He who knocks will be let in

 

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

(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."

(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."

Have you discovered 


He who will take his place

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


Seeks will find


He who knocks will be let in

(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
Male and Female Key words:

Give you /
Give it

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."

(17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."

Give you

(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."


Give it

(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."
Male and Female Key words:

Fire upon earth /
(Cooked) dough... loaves

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."

(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."

Fire upon earth



(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."


(Cooked) dough... loaves


(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."
Male and Female Key words:

Not born of woman /
Like a certain woman

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.
 

(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."
(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."

Not born of woman



(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."


Like a certain woman




"Walking" connects foot with foot
(Sayings 14 - 97). This is the female "foot in the place of a foot"

In the Bridal Chamber Sayings 14 and 97 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the male structure within.  

(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."

"Walking" connects foot with foot
(Sayings 14 - 97). This is the female "foot in the place of a foot", (22).

In the Bridal Chamber Sayings 14 and 97 are connected diagonally. They are aligned horizontally by the gentle rocking of the female upon the male structure within.  

Male and Female Key words:

Do harm to your spirits /
Kill a powerful man

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."


(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."


Do harm to your spirits

(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."



"Powerful man" is repeated

Kill a powerful man

(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."
Male and Female Key words:

His companions /
Your brothers

A fire will come out of the stones
and burn you up /
It is they who will enter
the kingdom of my father 

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(13b) 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."

(13b) 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."

His companions

A fire will come out of the stones and burn you up

 
(99) The disciples said to him, "Your brothers and your mother are standing outside."
He said to them, "Those here who do the will of my father are my brothers and my mother. It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father."


Your brothers

It is they who will enter the kingdom of my father


(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."

Male and Female Key words:

Compare me to someone.., whom I am like /
The image and likeness of Caesar, 
Luke 20:24
 

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."

(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."

Compare me to someone.., whom I am like


(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."


The image and likeness of Caesar, 
Luke 20:24



(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."

Also Interesting:
In the Odes of Solomon,
“The gold coin of light is the sun.” Song 16:15 translated by Willis Barnestone
Male and Female Key words:

Who is to be our leader /
Hate his father and his mother

James the righteous (spiritual brother) /
Love his father and his mother

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.
 

(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."

(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."

Who is to be our leader 

James the righteous
(spiritual brother - i.e. the brother of Christ)


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

Mother and Father is repeated


Hate his father and his mother


Love his father and his mother

(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."

There is a bright light
in the bridal chamber 
when two become one. See also horizontal sayings group 33/75/77.


(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?"

Male and Female Key words:

Consumed / eat

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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?"

Consumed


(102) Jesus said, "Woe to the pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat."


Eat is repeated

Eat


(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."

Light (11) connects with Fire (10)

The rocking motion in the bridal chamber (see the pink boxes) will connect the Fire (10) with the Bridal Chamber (104). This may become even more evident in later charts joining the perfectly joined spiritual with spiritual within the bridal chamber.


Key words:

Guarding it until /
Arm himself before

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.

(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."


(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."


Guarding it until


(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."



Arm himself before

(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."

Male and Female Key words:

Sower scatters seeds /
bridegroom (sows seed)

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."
(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."


Sower scatters seeds



(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."

Bridal chamber (104) connects with “mother and father” (105)

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


Bridegroom (sows seed)

(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."

Male and Female Key words:

Chose the large fish /
Called the son 

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."

(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."

Chose the large fish 



Bridal chamber (104) connects with “mother and father” (105). 

This is the
private area of the bodily structure upon which we bestow much honor.

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


Called the son


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

Male and Female
Key words:

Blessed is the lion which becomes man /
You will become the sons of man

In the Bridal Chamber the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are One and the Same.


(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."

(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."


Blessed is the lion which becomes man

(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."



You will become the sons of man

(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."



The Legs of the Joint Body:

The Spirit - Body


Key words:

Male:

What diet shall we observe? /
He who will drink from my mouth

nothing hidden will not become manifest /
looked for that one until he found it

Female:

Nothing covered will remain
without being uncovered /
Looked for that one until he found it.


The Inner Left Male Chiasm Saying 6
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 6

(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."




Nothing covered will remain without being uncovered
(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."


What diet shall we observe?

Nothing hidden will not become manifest


(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.'"

(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."

 
He who will drink from my mouth

Looked for that one until he found it





The Legs of the Joint Body:

The Spirit - Body



(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.'"


Looked for that one until he found it
Key words:

Male:
Recognize what is in your sight /
The kingdom 

Become plain to you /
Found the treasure

hidden / hidden treasure

Female:
nothing hidden
which will not become manifest /
the things that are hidden will be revealed


The Inner Left Male Chiasm Saying 5
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 5

(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."





Nothing hidden which will not become manifest

(5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."


Recognize what is in your sight 

Become plain to you 

Hidden


(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."

Treasure (109) connects with rich (110)

(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."


The kingdom 


Found the treasure

Hidden treasure

(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."





The things that are hidden will be revealed

Key words:

Male:
The man old in days… will live /
The one who lives from the living one
will not see death


Female:
The man / a man

A small child / his son

The Inner Left Male Chiasm Saying 4
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 4

(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 

A small child

(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 live



(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 will not see death


(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."


A man

His son



Key words:
Male:
The birds... the fish /
The flesh... the flesh

The foundation of the inner chiasm:
Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you.to has already come, but you do not recognize it /
Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it

Female:
When you come to know yourselves /
Whoever finds himself

You dwell in poverty /
Becomes rich

The Inner Left Male Chiasm Saying 3
aligns with and is one and the same as
Outer Left Female Chiasm Saying 3

(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."






When you come to know yourselves 

You dwell in poverty
 



(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."

Realized Eschatology:
The foundational teaching of the inner male chiasm

Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you.


together with the head or climax of the chiasm

"What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it." (51)

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

(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."


Realized Eschatology:
The foundational  teaching of the inner male chiasm

Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it

together with the head or climax of the chiasm

"What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it."
(51)

(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."

(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?"





Whoever finds himself

Becomes rich




Female Key words:
He will become troubled /
Woe to the soul


(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."


He will become troubled



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



Woe to the soul


Female Key words:
Not see death /
Not see it (i.e, the kingdom)


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




Not see death


(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."


Not see it (i.e, the kingdom)




Key words:

The base of the outer female chiasm:

The living Jesus /
A living spirit

with

The head of the outer female chiasm:
take up his cross




These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.


The living Jesus







(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."


A living spirit






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