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The Gospel of Thomas

Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
2 Peter

These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. [1:1] Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ,

The living Jesus Jesus Christ
Didymos Judas Thomas Simon Peter
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
[1:1b] to them that have obtained like precious faith

Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings Them that have obtained like precious faith
(2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All." [1:1c] with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

Him who seeks Us
He will rule over God
The All Jesus Christ
(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."
[1:2] Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

Those who lead... the kingdom... the kingdom Our Lord
To you... to you... you... you... you... you... you... you... you... you... you... you... Unto you
Know... known... realize... know Knowledge
Of you... of you Of God... of Jesus
The sons of the living father Jesus
(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."
[1:3] According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
Ask a small child Divine power hath given
The place of life... live All things that pertain unto life
Become one and the same Godliness
(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." [1:3b] through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Recognize what is in your sight The knowledge of him
That which is hidden Glory and virtue
(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."
[1:4] Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
How... What Whereby
Shall we give Are given unto us
Alms Precious promises
Do not tell lies Exceeding great and precious promises
(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."
[1:4b] that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
The lion... the lion... the lion The... nature
Man... man... the man... man The divine nature
Becomes... becomes Be
Consumed... consumes Be partaker
(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." [1:4c] having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1:5] And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
Drew it up from the sea Having escaped the corruption that is in the world
The sea... the sea... the sea The world
Threw all the small fish Giving all diligence
Without difficulty All diligence
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear Add... knowledge
(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."
[1:6] And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
Seeds... the seed(s) Knowledge
Others fell on the rock Patience... patience
Others fell on thorns Temperance...
Good soil... good fruit Godliness
(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes." [1:7] And to godliness brotherly kindness;
I am guarding Brotherly kindness
(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?" [1:7b] and to brotherly kindness charity.
1:8] For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you
You consumed what is dead These things be in you
You made it... you became... you become They make you
You made it what is alive Abound
(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."
[1:8b] that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We know that you will depart from us The knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
Our leader Our Lord Jesus Christ
Came into being Be barren
Be our leader Neither be barren nor unfruitful
(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."
[1:9] But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
1:10] Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make
your calling and election
sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
You are like a righteous angel He was purged from his old sins
Incapable of saying whom you are like Cannot see afar off
You have become intoxicated Hath forgotten
His companions Brethren
You will pick up stones Give diligence to make
your calling and election
ye shall never fall
(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." [1:11] For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of 
You go into any land An entrance shall be ministered unto you... into the everlasting kingdom
(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." our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
One who was not born of woman Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
(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."
[1:12] Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them,
Men think... They do not know Ye know
Fire, sword, and war These things
To cast upon the world... to cast upon the earth To put 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."
[1:12b] and be established in the present truth.
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 The present truth
(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."
[1:13] Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
Our end... the beginning... the end... the beginning... the end... the beginning... the end As long as I am
You discovered... you look... he will know I think... you in remembrance
He... will take his place in In this tabernacle...
putting you in
He will... not experience death I am in this tabernacle
(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."
[1:14] Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
He... came into being... he came into being... experience death I must put off this my tabernacle
These stones will minister to you Our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me
Summer and winter Shortly
Becomes acquainted with Knowing... hath shewed me
(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."
[1:15] Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
Tell us I will endeavour that ye may be... in remembrance
when Always
It falls on tilled soil My decease
(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."
[1:16] For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
1:17] For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice
Whom are your disciples like?... They are like We have... followed
Children The Father
When... when When... when
Let them have back... Give it back to them He received from God
His goods Honour and glory
Come... coming... comes... come... came Came
Great strength Power
Knows We made known
A man of understanding Our Lord Jesus Christ
Will (surely) materialize Were eyewitnesses
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear A voice
(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."
[1:17b] to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
1:18] And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
Jesus saw We heard
Infants... infants... children My beloved Son
Who Whom
Enter the kingdom... enter the kingdom... you enter the kingdom Heaven... we were with him in the holy mount
Then... When... when... when... when... then When
(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." [1:19] We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
They shall stand as a single one A more sure word of prophecy
(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."
[1:19b] whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn,
Show us the place A light that shineth in a dark place
Where you are Whereunto ye do
Whoever has ears, let him hear Take heed
There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world... shine Light that shineth... the day dawn
He is darkness A dark place
(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye." [1:19c] and the day star arise in your hearts:
Guard him Arise
The pupil of your eye The day star... in your hearts
(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."
[1:20] Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
You see... you will see clearly Knowing
Your brother's eye... your brother's eye Prophecy of the scripture
Your own eye... your own eye Private interpretation
When... then First
(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."
[1:21] For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:
The world Old time
You will... you will The will
Regards... find... observe... see Prophecy
The Sabbath... a Sabbath Time
(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."
[1:21b] but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2:1] But there were false prophets also among the people,
I took my place Among
The world... the world... the world The people
Intoxicated... thirsty... they are intoxicated... they shake off their wine They were moved by the Holy Ghost
The sons of men Holy men of God
They are blind... and do not have sight False prophets
(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."
[2:1b] even as there shall be false teachers among you,
This great wealth has made its home in this poverty There shall be false teachers among you
(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."
[2:1c] who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
Where... Where Bring in
They are gods Damnable heresies
(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
[2:1d] even denying the Lord that bought them,
No prophet is accepted Denying the Lord
(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden." [2:1e] and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
On a high mountain Upon themselves
Being built Swift destruction
(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."
[2:2] And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom shall be evil spoken of.
Preach from Spoken of
Who Whom
Everyone who enters and leaves Many shall follow
(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."
[2:3] And through covetousness shall they with feigned words
A blind man... a blind man, they will Through covetousness shall they
A pit Feigned words
(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."
[2:3b] make merchandise of you: whose judgment
Ransack his house Make merchandise of you
Binds his hands Judgment
(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."
[2:3c] now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation
Not Not
From morning until evening and from evening until morning Now of a long time lingereth
What you will wear Their damnation
(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"
[2:3d] slumbereth not.
2:4] For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,
We see you... you see the son Slumbereth not
Without being ashamed The angels that sinned
Take up your garments... tread on them Cast them down
And you will not be afraid But cast them down to hell
(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." [2:4b] and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Many times... There will be days when Be reserved unto
You will look for me and will not find me Darkness... judgment
(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."
[2:5] And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person,
a preacher
The pharisees and the scribes The old world
Not entered Spared not
Entered... allowed to enter Saved... Noah = rest
Wise... and ... innocent A preacher
(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." [2:5b] Of righteousness, bringing in the flood
Planted outside Bringing in
Unsound Of righteousness
(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." [2:5c] upon the world of the ungodly;
Whoever... whoever has nothing The world of the ungodly
(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by." [2:6] And turning the cities
Passers-by Turning
(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."
[2:6b] of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those
You should say these things to us... I say to you Condemned them
You... realize Making.. an ensample.
The Jews....they Those
Hate the tree Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes
(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." [2:6c] (those) that after should live ungodly;
2:7] And delivered just Lot,
Whoever blasphemes against... whoever blasphemes against... whoever blasphemes against (Those)
live ungodly
Be forgiven... be forgiven... be forgiven Delivered
On earth Lot = "covering"
(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."
[2:7b] vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2:8] (For that righteous man dwelling among them,
A good man That righteous man
Storehouse... storehouse Dwelling
An evil man The wicked
Says evil things Filthy conversation
(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."
[2:8b] in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2:9] The Lord knoweth
Until... Yet From day to day
Become superior... become superior Vexed  
(to tire down with toil)
Eyes Seeing
Be acquainted Knoweth
(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."
[2:9b] how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
2:10] But chiefly them
A man... no man The godly
Masters Chiefly
Immediately Reserve... unto the day
Into old wineskins Out of temptations
Burst... spoil... tear Punished
(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."
[2:10b] that walk after the flesh in the lust
Peace Lust
The mountain The flesh
Move Away... move away Walk after
(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."
[2:10c] of uncleanness, and despise government.
The kingdom Government
(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.'" [2:10d] Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
2:11] Whereas angels, which are greater
They... they... they They... they
Them... them Dignities... angels
Say... say... say... say Speak
Where... where Whereas
On its own accord Selfwilled
(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."
[2:11b] in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
When will... come... when will... come Bring... railing accusation
The new world The Lord
(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."
[2:12] But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things
Spoke... spoke... spoken Speak
Israel... the dead Natural brute beasts
(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."
[2:12b] that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
Is circumcision beneficial or not? They understand not
Circumcised Perish... corruption
(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
[2:13] And shall receive
the reward
Yours is Shall receive
The kingdom The reward
(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."
[2:13b] of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure
His cross Pleasure
Not be worthy Unrighteousness
(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."
[2:13c] to riot in the day time. Spots they are and
The world... the world Riot (Greek: softness, enfeeble by indulgence, luxurious living)
(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."
[2:13d] blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2:14] Having eyes full of adultery,
Good seed... good seed... the wheat Eyes
Weeds... weeds... weeds... weeds Blemishes... deceivings
Visible Eyes
(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
[2:14b] and that cannot cease from sin;
Suffered and found life Cease from sin
(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."
[2:14c] beguiling unstable souls: an heart
Take heed of the living one Beguiling unstable souls
(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."
[2:14d] they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2:15] Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam
A lamb on his way The right way... the way of Balaam
Look for a place for yourself Gone astray
Become a corpse Cursed children
(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."
[2:15b] the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2:16] But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

Two will rest on a bed Loved
Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table? Rebuked for his iniquity
Be filled with light Bosor: burning or torch
He will be filled with darkness The wages of unrighteousness
(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."
[2:17] These are wells without water, clouds that are carried
Mysteries... mysteries Wells... clouds
Left (hand)... right (hand) Carried
(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."
[2:17b] with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. [2:18] For when they speak
Who Whom
The result Is reserved
That same night When
Night Darkness
Let him who has ears hear They speak
(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."
[2:18b] great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2:19] While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2:20] For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world

His servant... The servant... his servant The servants
My master... My master... My master... My master... his master... The master Of whom a man is overcome
He said, 'I have claims... He said to him, 'I have just bought a house... He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm Great swelling words of vanity
This evening... the day... time While... after
I shall not have any spare time Them who live in error
I shall not be able... I shall not be able They... are the servants... is he brought in bondage
Go outside Escaped... escaped
The places of my father The world
Merchants. They... Businessmen and merchants They... they... they...
(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."
[2:20b] through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2:21] For it had been better for them
There was a good man The Lord
Seized... seized Entangled
Beat... killing... beat... killed Overcome
Recognize... show respect to... knew The knowledge
Then  (The owner sent his son) The latter end... the beginning
Beat...then... killed Worse
His son... my son Saviour Jesus Christ
(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone." [2:21b] not to have known the way of righteousness,
Show me Have known
The stone... the cornerstone The way
(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
[2:21c] than, after they have known it,
One who knows the all still After they have known it
(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."
[2:21d] to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
You are hated and persecuted... you have been persecuted Turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them
(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."
[2:22] But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb,
They... have been persecuted within themselves It is happened unto them
The belly of him who desires will be filled The true proverb
(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."
[2:22b] The dog is turned to his own vomit 
If you bring it forth from yourselves... That which you do not have within His own vomit
(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."(again)
[2:22c] again; and the sow that was washed to her
This house The sow
Again Again
(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."(again)
[2:22d] again; and the sow that was washed to her
This house The sow
Again Again
(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?"
[2:22e] wallowing in the mire.
[3:1] This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; 
Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions Wallowing in the mire
O man Beloved
Divide... divider... divider Second
I am I now
(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."
[3:1b] in both which I stir up your pure minds 
The harvest... the harvest Your pure minds
Few Both
(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
[3:1c] by way of remembrance:
3:2] That ye may
Around By way of
The drinking trough Remembrance
(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
[3:2b] be mindful of the words which were spoken
The door The words
The bridal chamber Be mindful
(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."
[3:2c] before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
The kingdom of the father The Lord and Saviour
A merchant... That merchant The holy prophets
Of merchandise... the merchandise Of the commandment
You too Us the apostles
(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."
[3:3] Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers,
The light Knowing
Above them all This first
Did the all come There shall come
(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."
[3:3b] walking after their own lusts, [3:4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?
Why have you come out into the desert? Where is the promise of his coming?
Come out Walking after
Upon them are the fine garments... they are unable to discern the truth Their own lusts
(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.'"
[3:4b] for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

The womb... the breasts... the womb... the breasts All things
The word of the father The fathers fell asleep
For there will be days when For since
There will be days From the beginning of the creation
The womb which has not conceived The beginning
(In the Beginning God created, Genesis 1:1 )
(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."
[3:5] For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God
He who has recognized the world They willingly are ignorant
The body... the body The word of God
(Cf. In the Beginning was the Word. John 1:11)
(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it." [3:5b] the heavens were of old, and the earth
Be king... power The heavens... the earth
(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
[3:5c] standing out of the water and in the water:
Near me... near the fire In the water
Far from me Out of the water
(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."
[3:6] Whereby the world
that then was, being overflowed with water,
The images The world
Will become Then was
Remains concealed... concealed by his light Being overflowed with water
(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!" [3:6b] perished:
3:7] But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word
When... when Now
Your likeness The heavens and the earth
Die Perished
(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." [3:7b] are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment
Came into being from Kept in store, reserved unto
Experienced death Fire against
(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."
[3:7c] and perdition of ungodly men.
The foxes... the birds Ungodly men
Lay his head Perdition = the death
(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
[3:8] But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one
Is dependant... is dependent Be not ignorant
These two This one
(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?'" [3:8b] thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years,
Things... things Thing
When will they come One day is... as a thousand years
    (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?"
[3:8c] and a thousand years as one day.
He who made... is the same one who made A thousand years as one day
(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."
[3:9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise,
My lordship The Lord
Repose Slack = to loiter
(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."
[3:9b] as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,
Believe... read... recognized... know... read Count: to consider, deem, account, think
(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."
[3:9c] but that all should come to repentance.
3:10] But the day
Yet... former times... then... now The day
(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 [...]."
[3:10b] of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;
Give A thief
(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
[3:10c] in the which the heavens
Seeks... knocks In... the heavens
(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."
[3:10d] shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt
Money... it... it

(Money as a rudimentary, primary, fundamental and principal social structure)
Rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art, science, or discipline, (i.e. in mathematics, Euclid's geometry)
Not get it back Shall pass away: to go past, pass by
(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."
[3:10e] with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein
Some dough The earth
And... into large loaves And the works that are therein
(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."
[3:10f] shall be burned up.
3:11] Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner
While... still... When Then
The meal emptied out All these things shall be dissolved
Realize... noticed... found Seeing
(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." [3:11b] of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
3:12] Looking for
The father... a certain man... a powerful man... the powerful man Persons
In his own house In all holy conversation
To find out Looking for
(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."
[3:12b] and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens
Enter the kingdom of my father Hasting unto the coming of the day of God
The kingdom The heavens
(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."
[3:12c] being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
A gold coin On fire
Demand Dissolved
What belongs to Caesar... what belongs to God The elements
(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."
[3:13] Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
My true mother New heavens and a new earth
Life His promise
(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."
[3:13b] wherein dwelleth righteousness.
3:14] Wherefore, beloved,
The pharisees Righteousness
In the manger (The new earth)
Wherein dwelleth
(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."
[3:14b] seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent
Knows Seeing... look
Get up, muster his domain, and arm himself Be diligent
(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."
[3:14c] that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
3:15] And account
What is the sin that I have committed Without spot, and blameless
Wherein In peace
Have I been defeated? Account
(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot." [3:15b] that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved
He who knows Is salvation
The father Our Lord
The mother Our beloved
Be called the son of a harlot The longsuffering of
(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."
[3:15c] brother Paul also according to the wisdom
Make the two one The wisdom
The sons of man Brother
Mountain Paul = small or little
(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.'"
[3:15d] (the wisdom) given unto him hath written unto you;
3:16] As also in all
He left the ninety-nine sheep and looked for that one (The wisdom)
Given unto him
A hundred sheep... ninety-nine sheep... that one All
(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."
[3:16b] his epistles, speaking in them of these things;
Drink from my mouth His epistles, speaking in them
The things that are hidden These things
(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."
[3:16c] in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
A hidden treasure in his field without knowing it In which are some things hard to be understood
The son did not know They that are unlearned
Went plowing Wrest   (To torture or twist the body of text)
(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
[3:16d] as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Let him renounce the world Their own destruction
(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?"
[3:17] Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before,
The living one These things
See... finds Seeing... know
(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh." [3:17b] beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked,
Woe Beware
The flesh... the soul... the flesh The wicked
Depends... depends Being led away with the error
(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."
[3:17c] fall from your own stedfastness.
3:18] But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord
The kingdom of the father Our Lord
See Knowledge
Spread out upon the earth Fall
(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."
[3:18b] and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
I myself Jesus Christ
Lead her... make her Saviour
So that she too may become Amen (So be it)
For a comparison between Thomas and the other New Testament writings see
The Gospel of Thomas - New Testament - Cross Reference Study
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