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The Gospel of Thomas

Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
2 Timothy

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,
Jesus Jesus
Thomas Paul
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
[1:1b]  according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
These sayings The promise
Will not experience death The promise of life
(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."
[1:2]  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace,
He will rule My... son
Him who seeks Timothy
Troubled... troubled Peace
(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." [1:2b]  from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
[3] I thank God, whom I serve
Who... who... who Whom
The kingdom... the kingdom God... Christ Jesus...  Lord... God
Sons... the living father The Father
You dwell in poverty... you... are that poverty I serve
(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."
[1:3b]  from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers
The man old in days My forefathers
Ask Prayers
The place of life Pure conscience
(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."
[1:3c]  night and day;
[4] Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful
Recognize Being mindful
Sight See
Hidden... hidden Night
Become plain... become manifest Day
(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."
[1:4b]  of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
[5] When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee,
Fast Tears
Pray Be filled with joy
Lies... do not do what you hate Unfeigned faith
All things are plain in the sight of heaven... hidden... covered Unfeigned faith that is in thee
(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."
[1:5b]  which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Blessed... cursed Persuaded
Consumed by man In thee also
The lion consumes In thy grandmother
The lion becomes man Eunice = conquering well
(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."
[1:6]  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,
A wise fisherman... the wise fisherman God
Drew it up Stir up the gift
He threw all the small fish back into the sea I put thee in remembrance
(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."
[1:6b]  which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
[7] For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Handful Hands
The birds The spirit of fear
Not take Not given
In the soil In thee
The good soil A sound mind
(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes." [1:8]  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
Fire The testimony of our Lord
(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?"
[1:8b]  nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
Pass away... pass away The afflictions
The living His prisoner
You consumed Be thou partaker
The light The gospel
(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."
[1:9]  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling,
Who is to be our leader? Who hath saved us
the righteous An holy calling
(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."
[1:9b]  not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
[10] But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death,
Whom I am like... whom you are like Who hath abolished death
You are... righteous Not according to our works
Which I have measured out Grace, which was given us
He... withdrew The appearing
When Now
Jesus Jesus
Burn you up Death
(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."
[1:10b]  and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
[11] Whereunto I am appointed a preacher,
Condemned Brought life
Your spirits Immortality
Go into any land... walk about in the districts A preacher
Heal the sick among them The gospel
(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."
[1:11b]  and an apostle,  and a teacher of the Gentiles.
When you see one who was not born of woman An apostle
Your father A teacher
(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]  For the which cause I also suffer these things:
nevertheless I am not ashamed
Which I have come to... which I have come to For the which cause I
Dissension... fire, sword, and war Suffer these things
The son against the father Nevertheless I am not ashamed
(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]  for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed
I shall give Keep
What... what... what... what That which
Has touched Have committed
Occurred to the human mind Know... believed...
(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."
[1:12b]  unto him against that day.
[13] Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me,
Tell us Sound words... thou hast heard
Our end... the beginning... the end... where the beginning is, there will the end be... the beginning... the end... death That day
Take his place Hold fast the form
(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."
[1:13b]  in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
[14] That good thing which was committed unto thee keep
Into being... into being... Paradise In faith and love... in Christ Jesus
My words... these stones... them That good thing which was committed unto thee
Listen to... becomes acquainted... remain undisturbed Keep
(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."
[1:14b]  by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
[15] This thou knowest, that all they which are in 
Asia be turned away from me;
Tell us Thou knowest
What the kingdom of heaven is like The Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us
All seeds All they
It falls... it produces Asia = orient - rising
Becomes a shelter Be turned away
(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."
[1:15b]  of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
[16] The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
[17] But, when he was in Rome,
Whom are your disciples Whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes
Undress in their presence Not ashamed
Give it Give mercy
Arm yourselves with great strength My chain... in
= strength
The thief... the robbers Phygellus = a little fugitive
The owner of a house... his house The house of Onesiphorus
Carry away his goods Onesiphorus = bringing profit
When When
(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]  he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
[18] The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus,
His disciples Ministered
Enter... enter He sought me... find
The kingdom... the kingdom... the kingdom The Lord... the Lord
Then... When... when... when... when... then In that day
Make... make... make... fashion Ministered  ("ministered, and knit together," Colossians 2:19)
Two one... one How many
The inside... the outside... the outside... the inside... the above... the below... the male... the female... the male... the female... eyes... an eye... a hand... a hand... a foot... a foot... a likeness... a likeness Many things
(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."
[1:18b]  thou knowest very well.
[2:1] Thou therefore, my son,
I shall choose you Thou knowest very well
A single one My son
(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."
[2:1b]  unto me at Ephesus,
be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
[2] And the things that thou hast heard of me
The place where you... within a man of light In Christ Jesus
It is necessary Ephesus = permitted
Whoever has ears, let him hear Heard
The whole world The things
(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
[2:2b]  among many witnesses
Your eye Many witnesses
(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."
[2:2c]  the same commit thou to faithful men,who shall be able to teach others also.
Your brother's... your brother's Faithful men
See clearly to cast the mote from your brother's eye Be able to teach others
(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."
[2:3]  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
You... you... you... you Thou
Fast as regards the world Endure hardness, as a good soldier
The father Jesus Christ
(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."
[2:4]  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
The midst of the world... they came into the world The affairs of this life
Intoxicated... intoxicated Entangleth
The sons of men Man
To leave the world To be a soldier
(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."
[2:5]  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
If the flesh... if spirit If a man
Flesh... spirit... spirit... body... this great wealth... made its home in this poverty Masteries = to encircle with a crown... crowned
(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him." [2:6]  The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
One First
Am with Partaker of
(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
[2:7]  Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding
Prophet... know Consider... understanding
(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden." [2:7b]  in all things.
[8] Remember
A city All things
Nor can it be hidden Remember
(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." [2:8b]  that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Preach My gospel
From your housetops From the dead
That which you will hear in your ear That Jesus Christ... my gospel
A lamp... light My gospel
Puts... under a bushel... put... in a hidden place Raised from the dead
Sets it on Jesus Christ... was raised
That everyone who enters and leaves The seed... was raised from the dead
(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."
[2:9]  Wherein I suffer trouble,
Fall into a pit Wherein I suffer trouble
(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." [2:9b]  as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
A strong man An evil doer
He binds his hands Bonds... the word of God is not bound
(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear." [2:10]  Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes,
Do not be concerned Endure
What you will wear All 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"
[2:10b]  that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Will you... shall we... will you... you will They may
You become revealed... see you The salvation... with eternal glory
Take up Obtain
See the son of the living one The salvation... in Christ Jesus
(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." [2:11]  It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
Hear these words which I am saying to you... hear them It is a faithful saying
You will look for me... find me We shall also live with him
(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."
[2:12]  If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
Nor have they allowed to enter Deny... deny
Enter  ( the kingdom ) Reign
Be... innocent   (C.f.  Be harmless, Matthew 10:6) We suffer
(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."
[2:13]  If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
A grapevine has been planted outside of the father If we believe not
It will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed He abideth faithful
(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."
[2:14]  Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord
Something... nothing These things
In his hand In remembrance
Be deprived Charging them
(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by." [2:14b]  that they strive not about words to no profit,
Become passers-by Strive not
(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."
[2:14c]  but to the subverting of the hearers.
[15] Study to shew thyself approved unto God,

Who are you, that you should say these things to us? Thyself approved unto God
You do not realize Study to shew thyself
Say to you... you have become like the Jews To the subverting of the hearers
(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."
[2:15b]  a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
[16] But shun profane
Whoever... whoever... whoever A workman
Blasphemes... blasphemes... blasphemes Dividing the word... profane
But... blasphemes against But shun profane
The son The word... truth
Not be forgiven... be forgiven... be forgiven Not to be ashamed
(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."
[2:16b]  and vain babblings:
for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
[17] And their word will eat as doth a canker:
Grapes... figs Eat
Thorns... thistles Vain babblings
For they do not produce For they will increase
Evil things... evil things Ungodliness
Says evil things Their word
(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."
[2:17b]  of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
[18] Who concerning the truth have erred,
Among those Of whom
Those born of women Hymenaeus
Greek =  "belonging to marriage"
One of you comes to be a child Philetus   Greek = "beloved"
Whichever one of you Who
(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."
[2:18b]  saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
A man... a servant... No man Some
Two horses... old wine... old wineskins... new wineskin...  old wine... new wine... new wine...An old patch... a new garment The resurrection
Two bows The faith
Old... old... old... old... new... new... new Is past
Mount... stretch... burst... spoil... tear Overthrow
Immediately Already
(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."
[2:19]  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.
If two make peace The Lord... them that are his
The mountain The foundation
Move Away... move Away Standeth sure
(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."
[2:19b]  And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
The solitary and elect Every one that nameth the name of Christ
From it From iniquity
Return Depart
(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.'" [2:20]  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver,
The place where... children... father... father A great house
Their image Vessels
The elect Gold
(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."
[2:20b]  but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
The dead Wood
The new world Earth
You do not recognize it Some to dishonour
(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."
[2:21]  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use,
In Israel... in you A man... a vessel
Omitted Purge = to take away
The one living The master
(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."
[2:21b]  and prepared unto every good work.
[22] Flee also youthful lusts:
Beneficial... beneficial... profitable...true Good
The true circumcision in spirit Good work
(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven." [2:22b]  but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace,
The poor Charity
Greek: benevolence
The kingdom of heaven Righteousness, faith, charity, peace
(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."
[2:22c]  with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Hate his father and his mother... hate his father and his mother... be worthy of me A pure heart
A disciple to me Them that call on the Lord
(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."
[2:23]  But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
Come to understand Foolish... unlearned questions... knowing
(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."
[2:24]  And the servant of the Lord must not strive;
but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach,
The father The Lord
A man... The man All men
A man who had good seed The servant of the Lord
The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds Not strive
I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds Be gentle unto all men, apt to teach
(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
[2:24b]  patient,
[25] In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves;
Blessed    (Blessed are the meek, Matthew 5: 5) Meekness
The man who has suffered Patient
(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."
[2:25b]  if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
Take heed of the living one God... will give
See him Repentance to the acknowledging of the truth
(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."
[2:26]  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
[3:1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
That man is round about the lamb They... themselves out of the snare of the devil
While it is alive In the last days perilous times shall come
Kill it... killed it... become a corpse... become a corpse Taken captive... the snare of the devil
Look for a place for yourself within repose Recover themselves out of the snare of the devil
(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."
[3:2]  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
[3] Without natural affection,
Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live Lovers of their own selves... natural affection
Man Men
My father Parents
I am your disciple Disobedient to parents
He will be filled with darkness Unholy
(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."
[3:3b]  trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
I tell False accusers
(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."
[3:3c]  despisers of those that are good,
[4] Traitors, heady, highminded,

A rich man who had much money Those that are good
Such were his intentions, but that same night he died Highminded    Greek: to blind with pride or conceit, to render foolish or stupid
(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."
[3:4b]  lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
[5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
[6] For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
[7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The guests Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God
Ask... ask... ask... asked Denying
I ask to be excused from the dinner... I ask to be excused from the dinner... I ask to be excused... asked to be excused...I am on my way... Go outside Turn away... led away
I have just bought a house They which creep into houses
I shall not have any spare time Ever learning, and never able
Going to get married Lead captive silly women
They are coming to me this evening. I must go... They are coming to me this evening... I shall not be able to come... I shall not be able to come Never able to come to the knowledge of the truth
Those whom you invited to the dinner This sort
Bring back... enter the places of my father Come to the knowledge of the truth
(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."
[3:8]  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
[9] But they shall proceed no further:
There was a good man Moses
He did not recognize them Corrupt minds
Show respect to my son Resist the truth
They seized him and killed him They shall proceed no further
(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
[3:9b]  for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
Show me the stone Folly shall be manifest
The builders All men
(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
[3:10]  But thou hast fully known my doctrine,
One who knows the all Thou hast fully known my doctrine
Deficiency... completely Fully
(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."
[3:10b]  manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
When you are... persecuted... you have been persecuted Longsuffering... patience
(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."
[3:11]  Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch,
Persecuted Persecutions
Come to Came unto
(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."
[3:11b]  at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured:
That... will kill you What persecutions I endured
Have it within you Iconium = "little image"
(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."
[3:11c]  but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
I shall destroy this house The Lord delivered me
(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?"
[3:12]  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
My brothers All that will live godly in Christ Jesus
My father's possessions All
Me... I am... am I Christ Jesus
A divider?... a divider Suffer persecution
I am not... am I? Yea
(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."
[3:13]  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
The harvest... the harvest Evil men and seducers
But But
(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."
[3:13b]  deceiving, and being deceived.
There are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern Deceived
(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
[3:14]  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of,
But But
Who will enter the bridal chamber Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned
(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."
[3:14b]  knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
[15] And that from a child thou hast known
A merchant who had... and who discovered Of whom thou hast learned...  And... thou hast known
(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."
[3:15b]  the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
The light The holy scriptures
Unto me did the all extend Unto salvation
Split a piece of wood... Lift up the stone Able to make thee wise
I am there Which is in Christ Jesus
The light... the all... the all... the all... a piece of wood... the stone Christ Jesus
(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."
[3:16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
Fine garments... fine garments Profitable
Discern the truth All scripture is given by Inspiration
The truth Scripture... doctrine
(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.'"

[3:16b]  for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
[17] That the man of God may be perfect,
Blessed are those who have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it
( Luke 11:28 includes"Yea rather" to emphasize the reproof and correction in Jesus words"
Reproof... correction... instruction in righteousness:
Those who have heard the word of the father The man of God
(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."
[3:17b]  throughly furnished unto all good works.
He who has found the body is superior to the world (The man of God) Throughly furnished unto all good works
(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
[4:1]  I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Him who has grown rich Jesus Christ
King The Lord
Possesses... renounce Charge
(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
[4:1b]  who shall judge the quick and the dead
Who is near me Who shall judge the quick
Who is far from me Who shall judge... the dead
(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."
[4:1c]  at his appearing and his kingdom;
[2] Preach the word;
Manifest... concealed... He will become manifest... concealed His appearing
The light... the light The word
(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!"
[4:2b]  be instant in season,
out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
When... when Instant in season,
Out of season
How much With all
To bear Longsuffering
(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."
[4:3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
He did not become worthy of you They will not endure sound doctrine
(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."
[4:3b]  but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
The foxes have their holes After their own lusts
The birds have their nests They heap to themselves
(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
[4:3c]  having itching ears;
[4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
The body... a body Itching ears... their ears
(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?'"
[4:4b]  and shall be turned unto fables.
[5] But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions,
Those things you (already) have... those things which you have All things
(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?"
[4:5b]  [do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Do you wash the outside... do Do the work of an evangelist
Made the inside... made the outside Make full proof
Made... the same Make full
(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."
[4:6]  For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
Come unto me My departure
Find repose Be offered = used of one whose blood is poured out in a violent death for the cause of God
(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."
[4:7]  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Read the face of the sky and of the earth... this moment I have finished my course
Recognized the one The faith
(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."
[4:8]  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
What you asked me about A crown
Former times... then, now Henceforth
(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 [...]."
[4:8b]  which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
Give Give
(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
[4:8c]  and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
He who seeks... he who knocks Not to me only, but unto all them also
(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."
[4:9]  Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
Do Do
(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."
[4:10]  For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,
The kingdom of the father Demas = governor of the people
Large loaves... some dough This present world
(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."
[4:10b]  and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
A jar... the jar Dalmatia = a priestly robe
Was walking Is departed
She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident Thessalonica = Victoria of falsity
(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."
[4:11]  Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
Kill a powerful man... slew the powerful man Mark = a defense
(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."
[4:12]  And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
[13] The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus,
Those here who do the will of my father Ephesus   Greek = permitted
They... will enter Tychicus   Greek = fateful
    (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."
[4:13b]  when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
Give God... Give me Bring with thee
What belongs to God The books
What is mine The parchments
(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."
[4:14] Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil:
Hate his father and his mother Much evil
(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."
[4:14b]  the Lord reward him according to his works:
Woe The Lord reward him
Like a dog sleeping... neither does he eat nor does he let the oxen eat According to his works
(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."
[4:15]  Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
Who Whom
Muster his domain Be thou ware
Arm himself before they invade He hath greatly withstood
(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."
[4:16]  At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God
Us pray I pray
The bridegroom leaves All men forsook
(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."
[4:16b]  that it may not be laid to their charge.
Will be called the son of a harlot May not be laid to their charge
(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."
[4:17]  Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching
might be fully known,
When... when Notwithstanding = Now, then
Become the sons of man The Lord
Make the two one... you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away The preaching
Mountain, move away The Lord stood with me
(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.'"
[4:17b]  and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
A hundred sheep All
One of them... the largest... the sheep... that one The lion
The ninety-nine sheep... the ninety-nine The Gentiles
Looked Hear
(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."
[4:18]  And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work,
He... will become like me... I... shall become he The Lord shall deliver me
The things that are hidden Every evil work
(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."
[4:18b]  and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
The kingdom His heavenly kingdom
He died Preserve me
After he died... He began For ever and ever
A hidden treasure... the treasure... the treasure... money Glory
The one who Whom
(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world."
[4:19]  Salute Prisca and Aquila,
Whoever finds the world Aquila = an eagle
(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?"
[4:19b]  and the household of Onesiphorus.
[20] Erastus abode at Corinth:

The heavens and the earth The household
Lives from the living one... is superior Corinth = satiated
(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh. [4:20b]  but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
Woe... woe Sick
The flesh... the flesh Trophimus = nutritious
The soul... the soul Miletum = pure white fine wool
(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."
[4:21]  Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia,
His disciples Eubulus... Pudens... Linus... Claudia
When will the kingdom come Come before winter
Not come by waiting... men do not Do thy diligence
The kingdom of the father is spread out Linus = a net
(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."
[4:21b]  and all the brethren.
[22] The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
Simon Peter... male... you males... male The brethren
Leave us With you
I myself shall lead her The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit
Become a living spirit Be with thy spirit
For a comparison between Thomas and the other NewTestament writings see
The Gospel of Thomas - New Testament - Cross Reference Study

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