The Gospel of Thomas - The Song of  Solomon Connection


A Harmony of  the Gospel and the Song:
An Allegorical Illustration of the Message of Jesus and His Gospel of Peace
through 
The Song of the Lamb - The Song of All Songs

Pursue Fellowship and Discover Intimacy with the Christ and God
through The Gospel of the Living Jesus and this Song of Peace.


Two Become One:
The Marriage of Spirit and Body, of Solomon and Shulamite,
of Christ and the Church, and of God and Humanity

Together, the Gospel and the Song are placed side by side.

Through the comparison and contrast of these two corresponding texts
 discover the intimacy
between Solomon and the Shulamite
as an illustration of the love between Jesus and those who follow him in His way.
 
Side by side with key word connections, verse by verse and phrase by phrase,
the longing and love between Solomon and the Shulamite
reveals the intimacy between Jesus and His Disciples.

There is nothing hidden that will not be made known.
Discover this Intimacy for yourself.


“Give attendance to reading… Meditate upon these things;
give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all,” 1 Timothy 4:13-15.


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 The Gospel of Thomas
 
Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
Song of Solomon
 
Old Testament - KJV
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The Beginning
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.
[1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's. 
The secret sayings which The song of songs, which
Didymos (The Twin) Judas Thomas Solomon = Peace   (Or two becoming one - Thomas 22, 106)
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The Girl:
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
[1:2] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:
These sayings The kisses of his mouth
Not experience death Let him kiss me
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(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." (And he will find rest)
[1:2b] for thy love is better than wine. [3] Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth therefore do the virgins love thee.
Continue seeking until he finds For thy love is better than wine
He will rule over the All Thy name is as ointment poured forth
He will find rest
(C.f. The Quran 78:33 - Virgins in paradise. )
The virgins love thee
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(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."
[1:4] Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. [5] I am black, but comely,
Lead you Draw me
The birds... will precede you... the fish will precede you We will run after thee
The kingdom is inside of you The king hath brought me into his chambers
You will become known We will be glad and rejoice in thee
You will realize We will remember
You who are the sons of the living father Thy love
Poverty... poverty I am black
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(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."
[1:5] O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. [6] Look not upon me, because I am black,
The man old in days Solomon
A small child seven days old Ye daughters of Jerusalem
The place of life The tents of Kedar
Who... become last I am black
They will become one and the same Jerusalem (Hebrew = "The teaching of peace" or of two becoming one - C.f.  Thomas 22, 106)
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(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." [1:6b] because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me;
Recognize what is in your sight... become plain... become manifest The sun hath looked upon me
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The First 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?"
[1:6c] they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Do you want us to fast? The keeper of the vineyards
What diet shall we observe? Mine own vineyard have I not kept
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."
[1:7] Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon:
Do not tell lies Tell me
What you hate Whom my soul loveth
All things are plain in the sight of heaven.... become manifest... nothing covered Thy flock... at noon
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(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."
[1:7b] for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
The lion consumes The flocks of thy companions
The lion becomes man Be as one
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King Solomon:
(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."
[1:8] If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
The man is like a wise fisherman (Solomon is like a wise fisherman)
Small fish... all the small fish The flock... thy kids
A fine large fish... the large fish Fairest among women
Back into the sea Go thy way forth... beside the shepherds' tents
Let him hear Feed
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(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."
[1:9] I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots. [10] Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold. [11] We will make thee 
Seeds... the seed(s) Rows of jewels
The birds A company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots
The good soil Thy cheeks are comely
Produce... it produced good fruit We will make thee
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(10) Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes." [1:11b] borders of gold with studs of silver.
The world Gold... silver
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The Girl:
(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?"
[1:12] While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. [13] A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all O betwixt my breasts.
The one above it His table
Will pass away... will pass away He shall lie
In the days when you consumed While the king sitteth at his table
In the days when... When... On the day when... when While
You come Sendeth forth
What will you do?... what will you do? He shall lie all O betwixt my breasts
You were one He shall lie all
You become two A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me
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The Second Day King Solomon:
(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."
[1:14] My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi. [15] Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
The disciples... James My beloved... my love
We know Behold... behold
You are, you are Thou art
Heaven and earth En-gedi  ( Hebrew = an eye )... Eyes
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(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."
[1:16] Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green. [17] The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

The Girl:
[2:1]     I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

King Solomon:
[2] As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. [3] As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight,
His disciples... Thomas My beloved... my beloved
Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like As the lily among thorns... As the apple tree among the trees of the wood
Whom I am like... You are like a righteous angel... You are like a wise philosopher... whom you are like As the lily among thorns... As the apple tree among the trees of the wood
I am not your master I am the rose of Sharon... the lily of the valleys
The bubbling spring The valleys
Thomas returned to his companions The lily among thorns... my love among the daughters...
the apple tree among the trees
Burn you up (to consume) Great delight (to desire greatly)
You will pick up I sat down under
A fire... burn you up His shadow with great delight
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The Girl:
(14) Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick among them. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your mouth - it is that which will defile you."
[2:3] and his fruit was sweet to my taste. [4] He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. [5] Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. [6] His left hand is under my head,
If you fast His fruit was sweet to my taste
You... give rise... you go Stay me  
(Stay: Hebrew = to lean, lay, rest)
  You will be condemned His banner over me was love
When you go into any land He brought me to the banqueting house
Eat what they will set before you Comfort me with apples
Heal the sick I am sick of love
What goes into your mouth... your mouth His left hand is under my head
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(15) Jesus said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your father."
[2:6] and his right hand doth embrace me. [7] I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes,
One who was not born of woman His right hand
Worship (i.e. worth-ship) Roes 
( Hebrew =  beauty, glory, honour )
One is your father Ye daughters of Jerusalem
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(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."
[2:7] and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

The Girl:
    [8] The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains,
Men think... do not know Nor awake... behold
I have come to cast... that it is dissension which I have come to cast That ye stir not up
The earth... fire The field
The son... the son My beloved
They will stand He cometh leaping
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(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. [2:8] skipping upon the hills. [9] My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold,
No eye has seen Behold
The human My beloved
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(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."
[2:9] he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. [10] My beloved spake, and said unto me,
You discovered... he will know the end Shewing himself through the lattice
You look for the end He looketh forth at the windows
He who will take his place He standeth behind our wall
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The Third Day
(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."
[2:10] Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. [11] For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; [12] The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being... become.... becomes Come away... is come... the rain is gone
There are five trees for you in Paradise... whose leaves do not fall The flowers appear on the earth
Summer The time of the singing of birds
Winter Winter is past
Do not fall Rise up
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(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."
[2:12] and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; [13] The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
A mustard seed... all seeds The voice of the turtle
It falls Is heard
Tilled soil Our land
It produces Putteth forth
A great plant The fig tree
Birds of the sky The turtle (I.e. turtledove)
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(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."
[2:13] Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
    [14] O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. [15] Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
    [16] My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Your disciples My love, my fair one... my dove... My beloved
The owners of the field... the owner of a house My beloved is mine, and I am his
Children who have settled... come... coming... comes... come... came Come away
They (will) undress in their presence Arise
A field... the field... our field... their field The clefts of the rock
Into his house of his domain In the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs
The robbers The foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines
Let there be among you a man of understanding My beloved (Solomon)
The grain ripened Our vines have tender grapes
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear Let me hear thy voice... sweet is thy voice
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(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."
[2:17] Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

The Girl:
[3:1]     By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. [2] I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
Jesus saw infants being suckled... These infants being suckled are like those... as children Be thou like a roe or a young hart
His disciples My beloved
Enter... enter... enter Flee away, turn... I will rise... go about the city
The kingdom... the kingdom... the kingdom The mountains... the city
Then... When... when... when... when... then Until the day break... By night... now
When you make the two one... make the male and the female one and the same By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth
The inside... the inside My soul... my soul
The outside... the outside The shadows
Fashion eyes in the place of an eye I will seek him... I sought him
Enter... a foot in place of a foot Go about the city in the streets
Make the two one Bether (Hebrew = "cleft" - a dividing, used of a country divided by mountains)
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(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."
[3:3] The watchmen that go about the city found me:
I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand The watchmen that go
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(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."
[3:3b] to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth? [4] It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth:
Show us the place where you are Saw ye him whom my soul loveth
Seek it I found him
Light within a man of light My soul loveth... my soul loveth
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(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
[3:4b] I held him, and would not let him go,
Love your brother like your soul I held him
Guard him like the pupil of your eye Would not let him go
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(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."
[3:4c] until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. [5] I charge you,
You see the mote in your brother's eye I charge you
In your own eye Into the chamber
When... then Until
Cast the mote from your brother I had brought him into my mother's house
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(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."
[3:5b] O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
The world The field
The kingdom Jerusalem
Not observe... not see Nor awake
The Sabbath as a Sabbath
(Hebrew = the day of at-one-ment)
Love
The father Ye daughters
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(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." [3:5c] till he please.

The Young Women
of Jerusalem:
    [3:6] Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? [7] Behold his bed, which is Solomon's;
I took my place in the midst of the world... I appeared to them in flesh Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness
They are blind in their hearts and do not have sight Behold his bed
For the moment... When they shake off their wine, then they will repent Till he please
They are intoxicated Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders
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(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."
[3:7] threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. [8] They all hold swords, being expert in war:
The body The valiant of Israel
This great wealth has made its home They all hold swords
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(30) Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him."
[3:8b] every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
They are gods Every man hath his sword
I am with him Because of fear in the night
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(31) Jesus said, "No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him."
[3:9] King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
No prophet King Solomon
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(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
 [3:10] He made the pillars thereof of silver,
A city being built He made
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The Forth Day
(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."
[3:10b] the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

The Girl:
[11] Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion,
Your housetops The covering of it
Under a bushel, nor The bottom thereof
In a hidden place The midst thereof
Everyone who enters and leaves will see its light The daughters of Jerusalem
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(34) Jesus said, "If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."
[3:11b] and behold king Solomon with the crown
A blind man Behold
A blind man King Solomon with the crown
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(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."
[3:11c] wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals,
The house of a strong man His mother crowned him
Then he will In the day of his
Ransack his house His espousals
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(36) Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening and from evening until morning about what you will wear."
[3:11d] and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

King Solomon:
[4:1]    Behold, thou art fair,
Morning until evening... evening until morning The day of the gladness
What you will wear Thou art fair
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(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"
[4:1b] my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. [2] Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn,
Become revealed to us Behold, thou art fair
Shall we see you Thou hast doves' eyes within
Like little children As a flock of goats
Then will you see the son Appear from mount Gilead
You will not be afraid My love
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(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." [4:2b] which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them. [3] Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet,
You desired to hear these words which I am saying to You, and you have no one else to hear them from Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet
These words The washing
No one Every one... and none
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(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."
[4:3b] and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks. [4] Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury,
The keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them Within thy locks
Nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to The tower of David builded for an armoury
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(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." [4:4] whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
A grapevine has been planted outside of the father Whereon there hang a thousand bucklers
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(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."
[4:5] Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
Whoever has something in his hand Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins
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(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by." [4:6] Until the day break, and the shadows flee away,
Become passers-by The shadows flee away
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(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."
[4:6b] I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. [7] Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.  [8] Come with me from Lebanon,
Who are you Thou art all fair, my love
The tree... the tree Lebanon   (c.f. 3:9 Wood of Lebanon)
Fruit... the fruit Myrrh... frankincense
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(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."
[4:8b] my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon,
Against... against... against Amana   (Hebrew = support)
The holy spirit My spouse
On earth or in heaven Hermon   (Hebrew = a sancuary)
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(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."
[4:8c] from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards. [9] Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes,
Grapes One of thine eyes
An evil man... storehouse The lions' dens
From his evil storehouse From the mountains of the leopards
His heart... out of the abundance of the heart Thou hast ravished my heart... thou hast ravished my heart
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(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."
[4:9b] with one chain of thy neck. [10] How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine!
Among those born of women... a child My sister, my spouse!
John the Baptist... John the Baptist... John
( Luke 1:15 "He... shall drink neither wine nor strong drink" )
Wine
One One
Be acquainted with the kingdom Thy love... thy love
Become superior How fair... how much better is
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(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."
[4:10b] and the smell of thine ointments than all spices! [11] Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. [12] A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up,
Honor the one O my spouse... my sister... my spouse
Drinks old wine... drink new wine... new wine Honey and milk are under thy tongue
Into a new wineskin A garden inclosed
It spoil The smell
A new garment Thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon
A tear would result A spring shut up
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(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."
[4:12b] a fountain sealed. [13] Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates,
(a garden)
They will say A fountain sealed
Mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away An orchard  (I.e . a garden)
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(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."
[4:13b] with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
Blessed are the solitary and elect Pleasant fruits
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(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.'"
[4:14] Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: [15] A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
The elect of the living father The chief spices
The living father Living waters
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 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams
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Here is the Climax of the Chiastic structure of Both Books. ( C.f. The Two Primary Chiastic Stuctures in Thomas )
The Girl:
(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."
[4:16] Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out.
The repose of the dead... recognize it Awake
Come... come... come Come
Recognize it My garden
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The Fifth day
(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."
[4:16b] Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

King Solomon:
[5:1]     I am come into my garden,
Twenty-four prophets My beloved
The one living I am
In Israel... in you... in your presence Into his garden... into my garden
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(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."
[5:1b] my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;
Circumcision... circumcision... true circumcision I have eaten my honeycomb
Their father... their mother My sister, my spouse
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(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
[5:1c] I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink,
Blessed are the poor O friends
Yours is the kingdom My wine... my milk
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The Young Women
of Jerusalem:
(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."
[5:1d] yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

The Girl
    [2] I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved
Hate his ... hate his... sisters O beloved... my beloved
Become a disciple to me Drink abundantly
His cross I sleep
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(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."
[5:2b] that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove,
Whoever has come to understand My sister, my love, my dove
Whoever... has found... whoever has found Knocketh... Open
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(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."
[5:2c] my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. [3] I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
Good seed My undefiled
His enemy came by night and sowed weeds The night
I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on?
The weeds... will be pulled up My feet; how shall I defile them
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(58) Jesus said, "Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."
[5:4] My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door,
Blessed is the man who... found life My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door
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(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."
[5:4b] and my bowels were moved for him. [5] I rose up to open
to my beloved;
Take heed of the living one My bowels were moved for him

(the living or moving creature) check hebrew or Genesis 1 example
You are alive I rose up
Seek to see him Open
to my beloved
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(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."
[5:5b] and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock. [6] I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him,
A Samaritan carrying a lamb My hands dropped with myrrh
Man is round about the lamb My fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock
While it is alive When he spake
He will not eat it, but only when he has killed it I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself
You too, look for a place for yourself within repose My soul failed... I sought him
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(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."

[5:6b] but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. [7] The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. [8] I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
The one will die     ( C.f.  "Lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so," Thomas 59 ) I could not find him
Salome... I am your disciple Daughters of Jerusalem
Who are you, man, that you ... have come up on my couch and eaten from my table? The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me
I was given some of the things of my father The keepers of the walls took away my veil from me
Therefore I say I charge you
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(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."
[5:8b] if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
The Young Women
of Jerusalem:
    [9] What is thy beloved more than another beloved,
Those who are worthy My beloved... thy beloved
That I tell my mysteries That ye tell him
Do not let your left (hand) know what your right (hand) is doing That ye tell him, that I am sick of love
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(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."
[5:9b] O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?

The Girl:
[10] My beloved is white and ruddy,
There was a rich man who had much money O thou fairest among women
I shall lack nothing More than another
Let him who has ears hear Thou dost so charge us
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(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."
[5:10b] the chiefest among ten thousand. [11] His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. [12] His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. [13] His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. [14] His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. [15] His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. [16] His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely.
A man had received visitors The chiefest among ten thousand
My master... My master... My master... his master... The master The chiefest... His head
A house... the places of my father A bed
Get married A bed of spices
The dinner... the dinner... the dinner... the dinner... they may dine Milk... his belly
Merchants... Businessmen and merchants Fine gold... sapphires... fine gold
I shall not be able to come... I am on my way... I shall not be able to come... He went... He went... He went... He went... Go outside to the streets and bring back His legs are as pillars of marble
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The Sixth Day
(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."
[5:16] This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
The Young Women
of Jerusalem:
[6:1]     Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.
The Girl:
[2] My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens
There was a good man This is my beloved
A vineyard... the vineyard... the vineyard His garden... the gardens
He sent his servant Whither is thy beloved gone
The servant went back Is thy beloved turned aside
Perhaps they will show respect to my son That we may seek him with thee
Let him who has ears hear Feed
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(66) Jesus said, "Show me the stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the cornerstone."
[6:2b] and to gather lilies. [3] I am my beloved's,
The stone which the builders have rejected I am my beloved's
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(67) Jesus said, "If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is completely deficient."
[6:3b] and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
One who knows the all My beloved is mine
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King Solomon:
(68) Jesus said, "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted. Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."
[6:4] Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem,
Blessed are you Thou art beautiful
You are hated My love
No place Jerusalem
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(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."
[6:4b] terrible as an army with banners. [5] Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats
Blessed are they who have been persecuted within themselves Terrible as an army with banners
Truly come Turn away
Know the father Thine eyes
For... him who desires will be filled For they have overcome me
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(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."
[6:5b] that appear from Gilead. [6] Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing,

That which you have Which go up from
Bring it forth from yourselves That appear from Gilead
( Gilead   -  a hard stoney region -  Hebrew = "rocky region" )
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(71) Jesus said, "I shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build it [...]."
[6:6b] whereof every one beareth twins,
I shall destroy this house Every one beareth twins
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(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?"
[6:6c] and there is not one barren among them. [7] As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks. [8] There are threescore queens,
Divide... a divider... divider Not one... a piece...  threescore
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(73) Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."
[6:8b] and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number. [9] My dove, my undefiled is but one;
The harvest is great Fourscore concubines, and virgins without number
But the laborers are few My dove, my undefiled is but one
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(74) He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern." [6:9b] she is the only one of her mothershe is the choice one of her that bare her.
There are many around the drinking trough She is the only one of her mother
Nothing The choice one
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(75) Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."
[6:9c] The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines,
Many are standing at the door The daughters
It is the solitary who will enter Saw her, and blessed her; yea
The bridal chamber The queens... the concubines
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(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."
[6:9d]  and they praised her.
    [10] Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
A merchant who... who discovered a pearl Who is she that looketh forth as the morning
The pearl The moon... the sun
Where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys Terrible as an army with banners
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The Girl:
(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."
[6:11] I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished,
I who am... above them all I went down into the garden
Them all... the all... the all... the all The garden... the all
Come forth... extend... Split... Lift up Went down
The light To see... to see... find
A piece of wood Nuts... the fruits... the vine
I... am... I... am... I am... I am there... me there I went down
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(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."
[6:11b] and the pomegranates budded. [12] Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.
Why have you come out into the desert? Amminadib = (Hebrew = "My people are willing"
Why have you come out into the desert? To see a reed shaken by the wind The pomegranates budded
To see... you... see... they are unable to discern I was aware
Fine garments My soul
Like your kings and your great men Like the chariots of Amminadib
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The Young Women
of Jerusalem:
(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.'"
[6:13] Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee.
The Girl:
What will ye see in the Shulamite?
King Solomon:
As it were the company of two armies.  (i.e. "Because you dance so beautifully")
A woman from the crowd... the womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you... the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk O Shulamite... the Shulamite?
Blessed are those who have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it Return, return
Blessed... Blessed... Blessed Dance... beautifully
The womb which bore you and the breasts which nourished you... the womb which has not conceived and the breasts which have not given milk The company of two armies
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King Solomon:
(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."
[7:1]     How beautiful are thy feet with shoes,  
The body... the body Thy feet
He who has found the body is superior to the world How beautiful are thy feet with shoes
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(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
[7:1b] O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels,
Him who has grown rich The joints of thy thighs are like jewels
Be king Prince's daughter
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(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
[7:1c] the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
He who is near me is near the fire The work of the hands of a cunning workman
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(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."
[7:2] Thy navel a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: is like thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
The images... the image... his image Is like a... is like an
The images are manifest to man Thy navel... thy belly
The light in them remains concealed... remain concealed A round goblet, which wanteth not liquor... an heap of wheat set about with lilies
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(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!" [7:3] Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins. [4] Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon,
Your likeness... your images Thy two breasts... twins... thine eyes
When you see your likeness, you rejoice Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins
When you see Thine eyes
How much you will have to bear Heshbon
(Hebrew = reason, understanding)
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(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."
[7:4b] by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon
Adam came into being from Bath-rabbim
( Hebrew = daughter of multitudes )
A great power The tower of Lebanon
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(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."
[7:4c] which looketh toward Damascus.
[5] Thine head upon thee is like Carmel,
To lay... and rest Damascus ( Hebrew = "silent is the sackcloth weaver" )
His head Thine head
Birds have their nests Carmel  ( Hebrew =  "garden land" )
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(87) Jesus said, "Wretched is the body that is dependant upon a body, and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
[7:5b] and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
The body... the body Thine head... the king
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(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?'"
[7:6] How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! [7] This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts
Those things you (already) have... those things which you have Thy stature... thy breasts
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(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?"
[7:7b] to clusters of grapes. [8] I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof:
You wash the outside of I will take hold of
Outside... inside... outside Palm  (I.e. a palm is an inner surface... whose leaves give the shape of an outstretched hand)
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(90) Jesus said, "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is mild, and you will find repose for yourselves."
[7:8b] now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine,
My yoke is easy (a yoke is an instrument of servitude wrapped around the body - often when two oxen are joined together) Thy breasts
My lordship The vine
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(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."
[7:8c] and the smell of thy nose like apples; [9] And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips
The face Thy nose... thy mouth... the lips
The sky The roof
Recognized... know My beloved
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(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."
[7:9b] of those that are asleep to speak.
The Girl:
[10] I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
Seek and... find His desire is toward me
I do desire to tell His desire is toward me
I did not tell you... to tell... you do not inquire after it Those that are asleep to speak
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(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 [...]."
(lest they trample them under their feet, Matthew 7:6)
[7:11] Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
The dung-heap The field
Their feet Let us go forth
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(94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
[7:12] Let us get up early to the vineyards;
 He who seeks will find Let us get up early
He who knocks will be let in To the vineyards
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(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."
[7:12b] let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear,
If you have money If the vine flourish
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(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."
[7:12c] and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. [13] The mandrakes give a smell,
A certain woman The pomegranates
She took I give
Concealed it Bud forth
Hear Smell
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(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."
[7:13b] and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
The Girl:
[8:1]     O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee
The kingdom of the father My brother
A certain woman My beloved... my mother... my mother
Who was carrying a jar I have laid up for thee
Full All manner
Meal... the meal Pleasant fruits
While she was walking... When... she... found it empty When I should find thee
On the road... on the road, still some distance from home At our gates
The jar... the jar The breasts
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(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."
[8:1] without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. [2] I would lead thee, and bring thee
A certain man who wanted to kill a powerful man... he slew the powerful man I would kiss thee... I would lead thee
Wanted to kill Be despised
In his own house Without
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(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."
[8:2b] into my mother's house,
who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
Your mother... standing outside... my mother... my father Into my mother's house
Who... will Who would
Do the will of my father I would cause thee to drink
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(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."
[8:3] His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me. [4] I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
Jesus... me His right hand
Caesar... Caesar... Caesar His left hand
Demand... Give... give... give I charge you
God... God My head
What is mine Daughters of Jerusalem
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(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."  (cf  Matthew 16:24 "come after me... and follow me"
[8:4b] that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
The Young Women
of Jerusalem:
[5] Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?
Whoever... whoever Who is this
Does not love Nor awake my love
Come after me... and follow me Cometh up from the wilderness
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King Solomon:
(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."
[8:5b] I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth:
The pharisees Thy mother
They are like a dog sleeping I raised thee up
In the manger of oxen Under the apple tree
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(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."
[8:5c] there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
The Girl:
    [6] Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:
Where the brigands There she
Muster his domain Set me as a seal upon thine heart
Arm himself A seal upon thine arm
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(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."
[8:6b] for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Wherein have I been defeated? Love is strong as death...
jealousy... as the grave
The bridal chamber The coals... coals of fire... a most vehement flame
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(105) Jesus said, "He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot."
[8:7] Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:
He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot Many waters cannot quench love
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The Seventh Day
(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." [8:7b] if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man If a man would give all the substance of his house for Love
The sons of man A man
It will move away It would utterly be contemned
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The Girl's Brothers:
(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.'"
[8:8] We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
A. sheep... the sheep A little sister
The largest A little
When In the day when she shall be spoken for?
I care for you What shall we do for our sister
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King Solomon:
(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."
[8:9] If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door,
Become like me... the things that are hidden She be a wall... she be a door
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(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."
[8:9b] we will inclose her with boards of cedar.
The Girl:
[10] I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour. [11] Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon  
The kingdom is like a man I am a wall, and my breasts like towers
A hidden treasure... The son did not know (about the treasure) I in his eyes as one
After he died Then
His field... the field A vineyard
The one who bought it went plowing Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon
Found the treasure Found favour
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(110) Jesus said, "Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world." [8:11b] he let out the vineyard unto keepers;
Let him renounce the world He let out the vineyard unto keepers
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(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?"
[8:11c] every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver. [12] My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou,
The heavens and the earth... rolled up A thousand pieces of silver
Himself... the one who lives from the living one Every one
The world My vineyard
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(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."
[8:12b] O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
Woe... Woe Solomon  ( Hebrew = peace )
The flesh... the flesh The fruit
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(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."
[8:13] Thou that dwellest in the gardens
The kingdom... here it is... the kingdom... upon the earth Thou that dwellest in the gardens
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(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."
[8:13b] the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
    [14] Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Let Mary leave us The companions
I myself shall lead her Make haste, my beloved
Become a living spirit resembling you males Be thou like to a roe or to A young hart
The kingdom The mountains
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As seen by the extensive correspondences in the above study,
this Song of the Lamb illustrates the Gospel Message of Peace with God.
This message to the Circumcision reveals The Bridal Chamber where Two Become One.
And today, this Love expressed is now the very glue that holds the body of Christ together.
Let us embrace this intimacy so that we might grow together in love,
and into a Mature Perfect Man
.

See also
The Chiasmic Structure of The Song
for other Meditative insights into the Divine Marriage.

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Consider the possibilities.
If Jesus authored such a book it would be the very 
Testimony of Jesus.
 
According to the New Testament scriptures such a Gospel would be
 "The Gospel of Christ", " The Doctrine of Christ", "His Sayings",
"The Preaching of Jesus Christ", "The Gospel of God", "The Word of God",
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ", and " The Everlasting Gospel."
This Little Book
could even just be called "The Gospel."

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For Related studies on the prophetic nature of this Little scroll
Visit The Gospel of Thomas Side by Side with Ezekiel's First Vision.
And The Gospel of Thomas 
Side by Side with Genesis Chapter 1.
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Side by Side with Book of Revelation.


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