The Gospel of Thomas and 2 Corinthians

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What may be the Original Gospel of Christ commonly known as The Gospel of Thomas
is aligned with 2 Corinthians comparing connections in thought, word, and rhetoric.
Then deeper insights are revealed through the comparison
and contrast of these two aligned scriptures.

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The Gospel of Thomas 

Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin 
2 Corinthians

These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. 
[1:1] Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
Didymos Judas ThomasPaul
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death." 
[1:1b]  unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints 
Whoever findsThe church of God... the saints
Not experience deathCorinth = satiated
(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."

The Greek parchments adds:
"and reigning shall rest." 
[1:1c] which are in all Achaia:
[1:2] Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
[1:3] Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
[1:4] Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Troubled... troubledPeace... Achaia = trouble 
AstonishedTribulation = anguish or distress
He will rule... reigningGod... The Lord... God... our Lord... God... God
The AllJesus Christ... in all... of all... in all
RestComfort... comforteth... comfort... comforted
(3) Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."
[1:5] For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
[1:6] And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
[1:7] And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
[1:8] For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia,
You... you... you... you... you... yourselves... you...
you...  you...  you... yourselves... you... you
Us... we... we also... we... your... our... you... ye... ye... we... you... our... us
The kingdom... the kingdom... the sons of the living fatherChrist... Christ
The sky... the birds... the sky... the sea... the fish... outsideThe sufferings... be afflicted... the same sufferings... suffer... the sufferings... trouble
Come toCame to
Know yourselves... know yourselvesYour consolation and salvation... your consolation and salvation
Know... known... realize... knowIgnorant
In poverty... povertyIn Asia
(4) Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same." 
[1:8b] that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
[1:9] But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves,
Life... liveLife
Old... small... seven... old... many... first... last... one... the sameOut of measure... above
He will... they willWe were... we had... we should
Become oneDeath in ourselves... in ourselves
(5) Jesus said, "Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."
[1:9b] but in God which raiseth the dead:
[1:10] Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
Recognize what is in your sightDead... death
That which is hidden from you... hiddenGod
Become plain to you... become manifestRaiseth... delivered us... deliver... deliver us
(6) His disciples questioned him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?"
Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."
[1:11] Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
[1:12] For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
[1:13] For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge;
and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
Fast... prayPrayer... rejoicing
GiveThe gift... given... the grace
What... we observe... what you hateWhat ye read or acknowledge
Do not tell liesThe testimony of our conscience
Do... Do not... do not doFleshly wisdom
In the sight of heavenIn the world
All things... nothing... nothingNone other things 
Plain... become manifest... without being uncoveredYe shall acknowledge
(7) Jesus said, "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man."
[1:14] As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
[1:15] And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;

Man... man... the man... manThe Lord Jesus
The lion... becomes man...  and the lion becomes manA second benefit
(8) And he said, "The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

[1:16] And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
[1:17] When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
[1:18] But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
A wise fisherman... the wise fishermanJudaea = he shall be praised
Drew it up... He threw... back into the seaCome again out... be brought on my way
Into the sea... up from the seaMacedonia =" entended land" 
( bounded by the Aegean Sea to the east )
Small fish... a fine large fish... the small fish... the large fish... earsThe flesh
ChoseI... was thus minded... purpose... purpose
Without difficultyNot yea and nay
Let him hearOur word toward you
(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."[1:19] For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
[1:20] For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
[1:21] Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
[1:22] Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
The sowerThe Son of God
Seeds... seed(s)... scatteredPreached... the promises
In the soil... on the good soilIn our hearts
It produced good fruitThe earnest of the Spirit... unto the glory of God by us
It bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measureSilvanus and Timotheus
Silvanus = "woody"
Timotheus = "honouring God"
(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."
[1:23] Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
[1:24] Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
I have cast fireI call God
Upon the worldUpon the world... Corinth = satiated
SeeBy faith
I am guardingWe have dominion... ye stand
UntilNot as yet
(11) Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?
[2:1] But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
[2:2] For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
[2:3] And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
Pass away... pass away... The dead... die... Heaviness
In the days when... When... On the day when... whenThen... when
Alive... living... you made it what is aliveHe... maketh me glad... make... made
You comeI... come again... I came
You became two... you became twoI make you sorry... I... have sorrow
The one... you were oneThe same... this same... having confidence in you all
What will you do?... But... what will you do?I should... I ought to rejoice... But I determined this with myself
(12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."
[2:4] For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
[2:5] But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
We know that you will depart... goOut of much affliction and anguish of heart
Who is to be our leader... James = supplanterI may not overcharge you
Wherever you are... heaven and earthGrieved... in part... all
(13) Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like."
 Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
 Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
 Thomas said to him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like."
 Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk, you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
 And he took him and withdrew and told him three things. When Thomas returned to his companions, they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
 Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me; a fire will come out of the stones and burn you up." 
[2:6] Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
[2:7] So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
[2:8] Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
[2:9] For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
[2:10] To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing
to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
[2:11] Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
[2:12] Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
To someone... whom I am likeTo whom ye forgive... to whom I forgave
A righteous angel... burn you upPunishment
Took...  Matthew = Gift of JehovahForgive = to give graciously, give freely, bestow
Philosopher = love of SophiaLove toward him
Disciples... Master... masterBe obedient... the Lord
Because you have drunkFor to this end also did I write
Become intoxicated from the bubbling springKnow the proof
Withdrew... returned... comeCame... a door was opened
His companionsSatan
My mouth... have drunkBe swallowed
Compare me... You are like... You are like... whom you are like... Thomas... Thomas... Thomas = a twinAll things... any thing... any thing
Three things... one of the thingsAll things... any thing... any thing
What did Jesus say to you... stones... stonesChrist's gospel
I tell youWe are not ignorant
You will pick up stones and throw them at mePunishment, which was inflicted of many...  Forgive... forgive... forgive...
forgave... forgave... forgave
A fire will come outA door was opened unto me
(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."
[2:13] I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
[2:14] Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
[2:15] For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
[2:16] To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
Fast... eat... what goes into your mouthA sweet savour... savour... savour
You prayWe are... a sweet savour
Do harm to your spiritsHad no rest in my spirit
CondemnedPerish... death... death
Walk about... you go into any landTaking my leave... I went from thence into Macedonia
In the districtsIn every place
Heal the sickMaketh manifest the savour of his knowledge
Among themIn them... in them
Which will defile youWhich always causeth us to triumph
(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." 
[2:17] For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
You seeIn the sight of God
One who was not born of womanThe word of God
One... oneNot as many
Your fatherChrist
(16) Jesus said, "Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world. They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary." 
[3:1] Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
[3:2] Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
[3:3] Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink,
Cast upon the world... cast upon the earthWritten in our hearts
Men think, perhaps... They do not knowKnown... of all men... manifestly declared
FireChrist ministered by us
SwordEpistles... letters... our epistle... the epistle... the epistle
Three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the fatherCommend ourselves?... commendation to you... commendation from you?
(17) Jesus said, "I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind."
[3:3b] but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
[3:4] And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
[3:5] Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
I shall give youWe are sufficient of ourselves... our sufficiency is of God
Eye... ear... handFleshy
What no eye has seen... what no ear has heard... what no hand has touched... what no hand has touchedThe Spirit of the living God
The human mindThe heart... think
(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."
[3:6] Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
[3:7] But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
End... beginning... end... beginning... end... beginning... endLetter... spirit... letter... spirit
How our end will be... the end... deathThe letter killeth... death... be done away
Who will take his placeWho also hath made us
He will knowThe glory of his countenance
Not experience deathLife... not stedfastly behold the face of Moses
(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."
[3:8] How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
[3:9] For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
[3:10] For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
[3:11] For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
MinisterMinistration... ministration... ministration
In ParadiseGlorious... glory... in glory...
glory... glorious... glorious
(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."
[3:12] Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
[3:13] And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
[3:14] But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is likeWe use great plainness of speech
A mustard seed... the smallest of all seedsChrist
WhenUntil this day
Tilled soilA veil over his face... the same veil untaken away... which veil is done away... their minds
A great plant and becomes a shelterThe children of Israel... the old testament
(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."
[3:15] But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
[3:16] Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
[3:17] Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
[3:18] But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
[4:1] Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
[4:2] But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
[4:3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
[4:4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
Whom... who... WhoeverWhom
Us have back our fieldWe have this ministry... we have received mercy
They... give it back to them... let them have back... his goodsWe... have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty
In a field which is not theirs... of the field... our field... their field... a house... his house... his domain The veil is upon their heart
They (will) undressThe veil shall be taken away
Then... When... WhenEven unto this day
The owners... the ownerThe Lord... the Lord... the Lord,,, the Lord
Their presenceThat Spirit... the Spirit... the Spirit
Come... the thief is coming... he comes... the robbers find a way to come to you... he came quickly with his sickle in his handWalking in craftiness... handling the word of God deceitfully
He will begin his vigil... be on your guardWe faint not
Arm yourselvesCommending ourselves
The difficulty which you expect will (surely) materializeManifestation of the truth
A man of understandingEvery man's conscience
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hearWhom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not
(22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."
 They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"
 Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."
[4:4b] lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
4:5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
4:6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
4:7] But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
4:8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
4:9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
4:10] Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
Jesus sawThe light... shine... the light to shine... shined... the light
The kingdom... the kingdom... the kingdomChrist Jesus the Lord... the Lord Jesus
Make the two oneThe glorious gospel of Christ
TwoThe light... the light... darkness... the light
The outside... the outsideOut... the face of Jesus Christ... earthen vessels
Inside... insideIn our hearts... in... in... in
The belowCast down
Eyes... an eye... a hand... a hand... a foot... a footThe body
In the place of... in the place ofIn earthen vessels... in the body
(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."
[4:10b] that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
4:11] For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
Out of a thousand... out of a thousandIn our body... in our mortal flesh
Stand as a single oneJesus might be made manifest... Jesus might be made manifest
(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."
[4:12] So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
4:13] We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
4:14] Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
The place where you areIn us... in you
Whoever has ears, let him hearI believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak
There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole worldKnowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you
(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
[4:15] For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
4:16] For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
Love your brotherFor your sakes
The pupil of your eyeOur outward man
(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." 
[4:16b] yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
4:17] For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
4:18] While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:
In your brotherThe inward man
When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearlyWhile we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen
(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." 
[4:18b] for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Observe the SabbathThe things which are seen are temporal
Not see the fatherThe things which are not seen are eternal
(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."[5:1] For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
5:2] For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
5:3] If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
5:4] For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5:5] Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
The world... flesh... the world... the worldOur earthly house of this tabernacle... a building... an house... the heavens... our house... heaven...  this tabernacle
My soul became afflictedWe groan, earnestly desiring... groan, being burdened
Empty they came into the world... empty... they seek to leaveBe found naked... be unclothed
Intoxicated... thirsty... they are intoxicated... wineBe swallowed up... the Spirit
(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." [5:6] Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
5:7] (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
5:8] We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body,
The flesh... the bodyThe body... the body
It is a wonder... it is a wonder of wondersWe walk by faith, not by sight
I am amazedWe are confident
Great wealth has made its home in this povertyWe are at home in the body
(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."
[5:8b] and to be present with the Lord.
5:9] Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent,
Where... Where... I am with himBe present... Wherefore... present or absent
(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
[5:9b] we may be accepted of him.
5:10] For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Prophet... physicianChrist
Is acceptedBe accepted... may receive
HealsThings done in his body
(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
[5:11] Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
Be hiddenAre made manifest... are made manifest
(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."
[5:12] For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
5:13] For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
5:14] For the love of Christ constraineth us;
In your earIn appearance
Lights a lamp... lightGlory... glory
In a hidden placeIn heart
(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."
[5:14b] because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
[5:15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Both fall into a pitOne died... all dead... he died for all... died
Both fallAnd rose
(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."  [5:16] Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
5:17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
Anyone... a strong manNo man... any man
The house... his hands... his houseThe flesh... the flesh... new creature
ThenNow henceforth
(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."
[5:17b] old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
[5:18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Morning... evening... morning... eveningNew... old
What you will wearAll things
(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
[5:19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
5:20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
5:21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
When... when... When... thenNow
Revealed to usUs, who knew
You disrobe without being ashamed and take up your garments and place them under your feet like little children and tread on themReconciling the world... reconciliation... be ye reconciled
The son of the living oneChrist... Christ... Christ
You will not be afraidWe might be made the righteousness of God
(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."[6:1] We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
6:2] (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Hear these words which I am sayingReceive... the grace of God
There will be daysIn the day... the day
WhenIn a time accepted... now... now
Look... findBehold... behold
(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."
[6:3] Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
6:4] But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
The pharisees and the scribesThe ministry... the ministers
Taken Giving
Hidden themIn any thing... in all things... in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses
(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."
[6:5] In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6:6] By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
6:7] By the word of truth, by the power of God,
OutsideIn stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings
The fatherThe Holy Ghost
ByBy... by... by... by... by... by... By... by
(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." 
[6:7b] by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
6:8] By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
SomethingThe armour of righteousness... honour... good report
In his handOn the right hand and on the left
NothingDishonour... evil report
(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."[6:9] As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
Passers-byAs dying... not killed
(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."
[6:10] As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
[6:11] O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
[6:12] Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
Who are you... I am... you have becomeO ye Corinthians... Ye are... ye are
Say these things to us... I say to youOur mouth is open unto you
Love...loveOur heart
Love the fruit... hate its fruitIn your own bowels
(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."
[6:13] Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
[6:14] Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Whoever blasphemes... whoever blasphemes... whoever blasphemesI speak
The father... the sonChildren
Be forgiven... be forgiven... be forgivenBe... enlarged... Be... yoked together
On earth or in heavenRighteousness with unrighteousness... light with darkness
(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."
[6:15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
[6:16] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
A good manChrist... he that believeth
His storehouseThe temple of God... the temple of the living God
An evil manBelial... an infidel
Evil things... evil things Idols
Storehouse... storehouse... in his heart... of the heartThe temple... the temple... in them... in them
(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."
[6:17] Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
6:18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
[7:1] Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Among thoseAmong them
From Adam From among them... from all filthiness of the flesh
His eyesThe flesh
Eyes... be loweredFear
Comes toCome out
Be a childBe a Father... be my sons and daughters
The kingdom... superior... superiorThe Lord... the Lord Almighty... God
Become superior to JohnPerfecting holiness
(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." 
[7:2] Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
7:3] I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
7:4] Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
7:5] For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
A man... No manNo man... no man... no man
Honor the oneCondemn you
Treat... contemptuouslyWronged... corrupted... defrauded
New wine... new wine... put into a new wineskinI am filled with comfort
Old wineskinsOur flesh
Into old wineskins, lest they burstI am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation
A tearNo rest... troubled... fightings... fears
(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."
[7:6] Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
7:7] And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire,
PeaceComforteth... comforted... consolation... comforted
Move Away... move awayCast down = ( not rising far from the ground )... coming... coming
(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." 
[7:7b] your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
7:8] For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent:
BlessedMourning... rejoiced
ReturnToward me... sorry... repent... repent
(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.'"
[7:8b] for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
7:9] Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
7:10] For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
The light... the light... became manifestI perceive
We are its childrenAfter a godly manner
The sign of your fatherYe were made sorry... ye sorrowed to repentance... ye were made sorry.... godly sorrow
(sorrow toward God)
(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." 
[7:11] For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
The new world... itThis selfsame thing... all things... this matter
WhatWhat... what... what... what... what... what... what
Look... recognizeBehold
(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."
[7:12] Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
Prophets spokeI wrote
In youUnto you
In your presenceIn the sight
(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."
[7:13] Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
7:14] For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
His disciples said to himWe spake... to you
Their motherWe were comforted... comfort... Titus...
= nurse
TrueTruth... truth
True circumcision in spiritSpirit
Beget... begetMade
(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
[7:15] And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
7:16] I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
Yours is the kingdomIs more abundant toward you
(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." 
[8:1] Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
8:2] How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
A disciple... brothersBrethren
Is crossA great trial of affliction... deep poverty
Not be worthyThe grace of God
(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." 
[8:3] For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
8:4] Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift,
Is superiorTheir power... their power
The world... the worldThe gift
(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." 
[8:4b] and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
8:5] And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
8:6] Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
8:7] Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
A man who had good seedThe ministering to the saints
The good seed... the wheatThe fellowship
The man did not allowBy the will of God
I am afraidWe hoped
The wheat along with themYe abound in every thing
Be plainly visibleSee
They will be pulled up and burnedHe would also finish in you the same grace also... that ye abound in this grace also
(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
[8:8] I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
The man who has sufferedTo prove the sincerity
(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."
[8:9] For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
8:10] And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
[8:11] Now therefore perform the doing of it;
The living oneOur Lord Jesus Christ
WhileBefore... a year ago... Now
Be unable to do soTo do... perform the doing of it
(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." 
[8:11b] that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.
8:12] For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
8:13] For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
A lambA willing mind
That manA man... other men
He may kill it and eat it... do... be eatenBe a performance
He cannot do so otherwiseA readiness to will... it is accepted according to that
He has killed itThat which ye have
ReposeBe eased

(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."
[8:14] But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
8:15] As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
8:16] But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
8:17] For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
8:18] And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
Two will rest on a bed... come up on my couchAn equality... equality
Eaten from my tableMay be a supply... may be a supply
I am he who exists... my fatherGod
Given some of the thingsGathered much... gathered little
Will be filled... will be filledBeing
LightThe gospel
(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."
[8:19] And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
8:20] Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
Who are worthyWho was also chosen
My mysteries... my mysteriesThis grace
Do not let your left (hand) knowAvoiding this... that no man should blame us
KnowYour ready mind
What your right (hand) is doingWhich is administered by us... which is administered by us
(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."
[8:21] Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
8:22] And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
A rich manMen
There was a rich man who had much money. He said, 'I shall put my money to useProviding for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men
NothingMany things
I shall lack nothingThe great confidence which I have in you
But that same nightBut now
Ears hearThe sight... the sight
(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."
[8:23] Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
8:24] Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
[9:1] For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
9:2] For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.
9:3] Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
9:4] Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
9:5] Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
9:6] But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
9:7] Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
A manEvery man
When... this evening... the day... spare timeA year ago... beforehand... before
He sent his servantI sent the brethren
I must go... come... I am on my way... come... I am on my way... enterA year ago
Servant... servant... servantFellowhelper... messengers... ministering...
brethren... brethren
My master... My master... My master... My master... his master... The masterGod
Get marriedThe proof of your love... loveth
A house... a farm... the places of my fatherThe churches... the churches
A farmBounty... bounty... He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully
I ask... I ask... I ask... asked Exhort
Claims against some merchants... give... Businessmen and merchantsGive... a cheerful giver
(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." 
[9:8] And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9:9] (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
9:10] Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
9:11] Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
9:12] For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
A vineyard... farmers... the vineyard... the vineyardSeed... multiply your seed sown
He leased it to tenant farmersAll grace abound toward you
Collect the produceHaving all sufficiency... having all sufficiency
Produce... produceBread... bountifulness... your food... your food
His servant... servant... The servant... another servantThe poor... he that ministereth... this service
His master... The masterThe sower
The ownerGod
The tenants... The tenants... the tenantsThe administration
He who was the heir... my sonAll things... every thing
(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
[9:13] Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ,
The stone which the builders have rejected... the cornerstoneThe gospel of Christ
The builders have rejectedYour professed subjection
(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
[9:13b] and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
A personal deficiencyYour liberal distribution
The allAll men
(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place." 
[9:14] And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
9:15] Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
You are hated and persecutedLong after you
Wherever youIn you
(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." 
[10:1] Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
10:2] But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
Who have been persecuted within themselvesWho in presence am base among you
Been persecutedBe bold against some
Within themselvesIn presence... I am present
Know the fatherI think... think of us
The bellyThe flesh
Him who desiresWe walked according to
(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."
[10:3] For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
10:4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
That which you haveThe weapons of our warfare
That which you do not... you do notWe do not war after the flesh
From yourselvesAfter the flesh
Within you... within youIn the flesh
Not have... not haveNot war... not carnal
(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."
[10:4b]  but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
10:5] Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,
Destroy... buildThe pulling down of... Casting down
This houseStrong holds
(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?"
[10:5b]  and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
10:6] And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
10:7] Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.
To divide... a dividerInto captivity
Made... possessionsAll... things after the outward appearance
O manAny man
He turnedHimself think this again
My brothers... his disciplesHe is Christ's... he is Christ's... are we Christ's
I am... am IHe is... he is... are we
(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."
[10:8] For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
The laborers... laborersOur authority
The LordThe Lord
Send outGiven us for edification
(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
[10:9] That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10:10] For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
The drinking troughLetters... letters... his speech
There is nothing in the cisternHis bodily presence is weak
(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber." 
[10:11] Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
10:12] For we dare not make ourselves of the number,
Many are...  it isWe are... we are... we be... we are
Standing at the doorWe are absent
The solitaryOne... the number
Who willWill we
Enter the bridal chamberWe are present
(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."
[10:12b]  or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
10:13] But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
10:14] For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you:
The kingdom... a pearl... the pearlThe rule
Is likeCompare... measuring... comparing...
our measure...
the measure... the rule...
a measure... our measure
Of merchandise... the merchandiseOf things
HimselfOurselves...  themselves... themselves...
themselves... themselves... themselves...
You... seekReach... we stretch... we reached
Sold... his unfailing and enduring treasureGod hath distributed to us
(77) Jesus said, "It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."
[10:14b]  for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:
10:15] Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
The lightThe gospel of Christ
Above... allOur rule
From meTo you... to our rule
All... the allThings without
Come forthCome as far
Unto me did the all extendWe shall be enlarged by you... increased
(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."
[10:16] To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.
10:17] But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
10:18] For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
Into the desertIn the regions beyond
Your kings and your great menHe that glorieth
Unable to discern the truthNot he that commendeth himself is approved
(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.'"
[11:1] Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
11:2] For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
11:3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Blessed... Blessed... BlessedI fear
The womb which bore youYe could bear with me... bear
Those who have heard the word of the fatherA chaste virgin to Christ
The womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milkI have espoused you to one husband... a chaste virgin to Christ
(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."
[11:4] For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Who... whoWhom... which... which
The world... the world... the body... the bodyAnother Jesus... another spirit... another gospel
Recognized... has found... has foundReceive... received... have... accepted
(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
[11:5] For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
11:6] But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge;
but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
KingThe very chiefest apostles
Renounce itAll things
(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
[11:7] Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
He who is near me is near the fireI have preached to you the gospel of God
The kingdomBe exalted
(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."
[11:8] I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
11:9] And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied:
The images... the image... his imageChurches
The fatherThe brethren
He will become manifestI was present
(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!"
[11:9b]  and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
11:10] As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
How much you will have to bearBurdensome... Achaia = trouble
(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." 
[11:11] Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
11:12] But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
Adam came into beingWherein they glory
From a great power and a great wealthCut off
Experienced deathDesire occasion
Become worthy... been worthyBe found
(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." 
[11:13] For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
11:14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
The foxesFalse apostles... deceitful workers
The birdsSatan... an angel of light
The son of manThe apostles of Christ
(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
[11:15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
11:16] I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
Wretched... wretchedWhose end shall be according to their works
The body... the bodyMinisters... ministers
Dependant... dependentA fool... a fool
The soulThink
(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?'"
[11:17] That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
11:18] Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
11:19] For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.
The angels... the prophetsFools
You tooI... also
Those things which you haveThe flesh
Say to yourselvesI speak.... I speak... boasting... ye yourselves
(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?"
[11:20] For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
11:21] I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak.
The cupA man... a man... a man... a man
The outside... the outsideBondage... the face... weak
You... you... the insideYe... you... you... himself
(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for ."
[11:21b]  Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
11:22] Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
11:23] Are they ministers of Christ?
My yoke... my lordshipMinisters of Christ
Me... my... my... you... yourselvesI am... am I... am I... am I
(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."
[11:23b] (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
11:24] Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
11:25] Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
Tell us who you areI speak as a fool... I am more
In youIn labours... in stripes... in prisons... in the deep
Of the sky and of the earthOf the Jews... in the deep
You have not recognizedThe Jews
OneFive... five... forty... one... once
You do not knowI suffered
This momentMore frequent... oft... five times... Thrice... once... thrice... a night and a day
(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.

[11:26] In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
11:27] In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings oftenin cold and nakedness.
Seek and you will findIn journeyings often
Yet... in former times... then... nowOften... often
In... inquire = Ask intoIn journeyings... in perils... in perils... in perils... in perils... in perils in the city... in perils in the wilderness... in perils in the sea... in perils... In weariness... in watchings... in hunger... in fastings... in cold
(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 [...]."
[11:28] Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
What is holy... the pearlsAll the churches
They throw them onThat which cometh upon
The dung-heapWithout... me
(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in." 
[29] Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
Who seeks... who knocksWho is weak... who is offended
(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."
[11:30] If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
11:31] The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
If youIf I
Not lend... not getLie not
Have money... lend it... give it... give itThe things
One... whomGod... which
(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."
[11:32] In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison desirous to apprehend me:
11:33] And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall,
The kingdom of the fatherThe governor under Aretas the king
A certain womanThe city of the Damascenes
TookKept... apprehend
A little leaven... concealed it in some dough... into large loavesMe... through a window in a basket
In some dough... Let him who has ears hearIn Damascus  
Damascus = "silent is the sackcloth weaver"
(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." 
[11:33b]and escaped his hands.
[12:1] It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
12:2] I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
The kingdomThe third heaven
Of the fatherOf the Lord
A certain womanA man in Christ
A jarThe body
The handle of the jar broke and the meal emptied out behind herEscaped his hands
She did not realize itVisions and revelations
NoticedI cannot tell
WhenAbove fourteen years ago
She set the jar downOne caught up
(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."
[12:3] And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
12:4] How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
The kingdom of the fatherParadise
A certain manA man
Kill a powerful man... he slew the powerful manIt is not lawful
In his own house... into the wallIn the body... 
(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." 
[12:5] Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
12:6] For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.
Your brothers... your motherMine infirmities... a fool... any man
The will... who willWill I... I will... I will
My father... my brothers... my motherAny man
(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."
[12:7] And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
12:8] For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
A gold coinThe abundance of the revelations
Caesar... Caesar... CaesarThe messenger of Satan
Men demandI besought
Give... give... giveGiven... thrice
God... GodThe Lord
Give me Given to me
(101) <Jesus said,> "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me. And whoever does not love his father and his mother as I do cannot become a disciple to me For my mother [...], but my true mother gave me life."
[12:9] And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
12:10] Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
His father and his motherMy infirmities... infirmities
Cannot become a disciple to me... cannot become a disciple to meMy grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness... my infirmities... I am weak
Become a disciple... become a discipleIs made perfect
To me... to meUpon me
Whoever does... as I doThe power of Christ
For my motherFor Christ
Gave me lifeI take pleasure
(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."
[12:11] I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
Woe to the phariseesI am become a fool in glorying
They areI am... am I... I be
Oxen... the oxenThe very chiefest apostles
(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." 
[12:12] Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.
12:13] For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
The man who knowsAn apostle
Is... whereIs... wherein
He may get upYe were inferior
They invadeThis wrong
(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."
[12:14] Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
12:15] And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you;
Let us... let usI will not... ought not
Us prayI seek
Today... when... thenThe third time
Fast... fastBe spent
What is the sin that I have committed, or wherein have I been defeated?I seek not yours, but you
But... the bridegroomBut the parents
The bridegroom leaves the bridal chamberFor the children... for the parents... the parents... for the children... for you
(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."
[12:15]  though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
12:16] But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
He who knowsBeing crafty
The father and the mother... the sonI love you... I be loved
Will be calledBe it so
A harlotLove... loved... with guile
(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."
[12:17] Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?
12:18] I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
12:19] Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ:
You... you... youYou... ye... you... you
When you make the two oneDid I make a gain of you... Did Titus make a gain of you
The sons of manA brother
Say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move awayWe speak before God in Christ
(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.'"
[12:19b]  but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
[12:20] For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
[12:21] And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you,
The kingdomAll things... my God
One of them, the largest... more than the ninety-nineHumble me among you
The ninety-nine sheep... the sheepYou... you... you
Went astrayCome again
Until... WhenWhen... when
He found itI shall not find you... I shall be found
TroubleDebates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults
I care for youDearly beloved, for your... I fear
(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." 
[12:21b]  and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
[13:1] This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
Drink from my mouthIn the mouth... every word
Become... becomeAm coming
I myself shallI shall
The things that are hiddenEvery word
Will be revealedShall... be established
(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."
[13:2] I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
13:3] Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
13:4] For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
The kingdom is like a manChrist... the power of God... the power of God
In his fieldIn me... in you... in you
AfterBefore... the second time... now... heretofore... again
He diedCrucified
He left it... the treasure... the treasureBeing absent... I write... a proof
To whomeverToward you
(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
[13:5] Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
The world... the worldYourselves... your own selves... your own selves
(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?" 
[13:6] But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
13:7] Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest
One who lives from the living onePray to God that ye do no evil
Not seeNot... appear
Does not Jesus sayThat which is honest
(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh." 
[13:7b]  though we be as reprobates.
[13:8] For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
Woe to the flesh... woe to the soulWe can do nothing
(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."
[13:9] For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
13:10] Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
When will the kingdom comeWhen we are weak, and ye are strong
A matter of sayingWrite these things
Here it is' or 'there it isBeing absent... being absent
The kingdomThe power
The fatherThe Lord
Is spread out upon the earthHath given me
(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." 
[13:11] Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
13:12] Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13:13] All the saints salute you.
13:14] The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Leave usFarewell... Greet... salute
I myself shall lead herBe with you... be with you
Make her male... every woman who will make herself maleBe perfect
A living spiritThe Lord Jesus Christ... the communion of the Holy Ghost 
Male... males... maleBrethren
The kingdom of heavenThe God... the saints... the Lord Jesus Christ


Aligning and combining the sayings of Jesus within The Gospel of Thomas

together with the canonical apostolic writings, we "make the two into one."
It's almost like Jesus and the apostles left us a cross reference study bible.

The Gospel of Thomas - New Testament - Cross Reference Study

Open the links.  Connect the Key Words.  Be Amazed. And Enter the Kingdom.

The Gospel of Thomas - Romans Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Corinthian Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Galatians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Ephesians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Philippians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Colossians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Thessalonians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - 2 Thessalonians Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Timothy Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Titus Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Hebrews Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - James Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Peter Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 John Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - Revelations Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Mark Connection

The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of John Connection

“Give attendance to reading… Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them;
that thy profiting may appear to all,” 1 Timothy 4:1315.

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