The Gospel of Thomas - The Song of Solomon Connection
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Gospel of Thomas
Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin
Old Testament - KJV
are the secret
sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas
||[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)|
And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings
||[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|
Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until
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.  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|
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.
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
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."
run after thee: the king hath brought me
into his chambers: we will be
glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember
more than wine: the
upright love thee.  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|
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
are first will become
last, and they
will become one and the
O ye daughters of
Jerusalem, as the
tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
not upon me, because I
|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)|
|(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
my mother's children were angry with me;
|Recognize what is in your sight... become plain... become manifest||The sun hath looked upon me|
|The First Day|
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
||[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|
said, "Do not
tell lies, and do not do what you hate,
things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing
hidden will not become
manifest, and nothing
covered will remain without being
O thou whom my
soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock
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|
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
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|
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.
the wise fisherman found a
fine large fish. He threw all the small fish
the sea and chose the large fish
without difficulty. Whoever
has ears to hear, let
If thou know not, O thou fairest
among women, go
thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock,
the shepherds' tents.
|The man is like a wise fisherman||(Solomon is like a wise
|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|
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
ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s)
worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil
and it produced
fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company
of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.  Thy cheeks are comely
of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.  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|
|(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|
Jesus said, "This heaven will
pass away, and the one above it
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
to dwell in the light, what
will you do? On
the day when you
were one you became two. But when you become two,
king sitteth at his table, my
forth the smell thereof.  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|
|The Second Day||King Solomon:|
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."
beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the
vineyards of En-gedi.
fair, my love;
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|
Jesus said to his
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."
art fair, my beloved, yea,
pleasant: also our bed is green.  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: As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.  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
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|
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
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
is that which will defile you."
and his fruit was sweet to
my taste.  He
brought me to the
banqueting house, and his banner over me was
love.  Stay
me with apples: for I am sick of love.
 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|
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."
and his right hand
doth embrace me.  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|
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
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
father. And they
will stand solitary."
and by the hinds of
ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
till he please.
The Girl: 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|
|(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.  My
like a roe or a young hart: behold,
|No eye has seen||Behold|
|The human||My beloved|
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."
he standeth behind our
looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through
the lattice. 
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|
|The Third Day|
Jesus said, "Blessed
is he who came into being before he came into
being. If you become
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
leaves do not
fall. Whoever becomes
acquainted with them will not experience death."
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
 For, lo, the winter
is past, the
rain is over and gone;
flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing
of birds is
|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|
The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is
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."
and the voice of the turtle is heard in
 The fig
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)|
Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples
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.
 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.  Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
 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|
infants being suckled. He said to his disciples,
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."
day break, and the shadows
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.  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)|
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."
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|
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."
to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul
loveth?  It was but a little that I passed from them,
but I found
him whom my
|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|
Jesus said, "Love
your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil
of your eye."
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|
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
had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber
that conceived me.  I
|You see the mote in your brother's eye||I charge you|
|In your own eye||Into the chamber|
|Cast the mote from your brother||I had brought him into my mother's house|
<Jesus said,> "If you do not fast as regards the world,
will not find the
kingdom. If you do not observe
the Sabbath as a
Sabbath, you will not
O ye daughters
the roes, and by the hinds of the field,
that ye stir not up, nor
|The world||The field|
|Not observe... not see||Nor awake|
Sabbath as a
(Hebrew = the day of at-one-ment)
|The father||Ye daughters|
|(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[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?  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|
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."
men are about it, of the
valiant of Israel.  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|
Jesus said, "Where there are three gods, they are gods.
Where there are two or one, I am with him."
every man hath his sword
of fear in the night.
|They are gods||Every man hath his sword|
|I am with him||Because of fear in the night|
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|
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|
|The Forth Day|
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."
the bottom thereof
of gold, the
covering of it of purple, the
midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of
The Girl: 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|
Jesus said, "If a
blind man leads a blind man,
they will both fall into a pit."
Solomon with the
|A blind man||Behold|
|A blind man||King Solomon with the crown|
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;
(be able to) ransack
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|
Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening
and from evening
until morning about what you will wear."
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|
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"
my love; behold, thou art
hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of
goats, that appear
from mount Gilead.  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|
|(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;
bear twins, and
none is barren among them.  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|
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."
and thy speech is
comely: thy temples are
like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
 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|
|(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|
Jesus said, "Whoever
has something in his hand will receive more,
and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little he has."
like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the
|Whoever has something in his hand||Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins|
|(42) Jesus said, "Become passers-by."||[4:6] Until the day break, and the shadows flee away,|
|Become passers-by||The shadows flee away|
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."
I will get me to
mountain of myrrh,
and to the hill of frankincense.
 Thou art
fair, my love; there is no spot in thee. 
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|
Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the
father will be
forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the
son will be forgiven, but
whoever blasphemes against
spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven."
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)
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
from the lions' dens,
mountains of the leopards.  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|
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
with one chain
of thy neck.  How
fair is thy
sister, my spouse! how much better is
|Among those born of women... a child||My sister, my spouse!|
Baptist... John the
( Luke 1:15 "He... shall drink neither wine nor strong drink" )
|Be acquainted with the kingdom||Thy love... thy love|
|Become superior||How fair... how much better is|
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!  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.  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|
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."
fountain sealed.  Thy plants are an orchard
|They will say||A fountain sealed|
|Mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away||An orchard (I.e . a garden)|
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."
with pleasant fruits;
camphire, with spikenard,
|Blessed are the solitary and elect||Pleasant fruits|
Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where did you come
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
Spikenard and saffron;
calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes,
with all the
chief spices:  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|
|Here is the Climax of the Chiastic structure of Both Books. ( C.f. The Two Primary Chiastic Stuctures in Thomas )|
His disciples said to him, "When will the repose of the dead
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."
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|
|The Fifth day|
His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four
prophets spoke in Israel,
and all of them spoke in
He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."
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|
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."
my sister, my spouse:
have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb
|Circumcision... circumcision... true circumcision||I have eaten my honeycomb|
|Their father... their mother||My sister, my spouse|
Jesus said, "Blessed
are the poor, for yours is the kingdom
||[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|
The Young Women
Jesus said, "Whoever does not hate his
father and his mother
cannot become a
disciple to me. And whoever does not hate his
and take up his
cross in my way will not be worthy of me."
yea, drink abundantly,
The Girl 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|
Jesus said, "Whoever
has come to understand the world has found
(only) a corpse, and whoever
has found a corpse is superior to the
to me, my
sister, my love, my
|Whoever has come to understand||My sister, my love, my dove|
|Whoever... has found... whoever has found||Knocketh... Open|
Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a man who had good
enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed.
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
plainly visible, and they will
be pulled up and burned."
for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with
the drops of the
night.  I
have put off my coat; how shall I put it
on? I have washed my feet; how shall I
|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|
Jesus said, "Blessed
is the man who has suffered and found life."
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|
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."
and my bowels were moved for
 I rose up
to my beloved;
|Take heed of the living one||My bowels were moved for
(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
<They saw> a
Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea.
He said to his disciples, "That man is round about the
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."
and my hands dropped with
and my fingers
with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
 I opened to
my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and
was gone: my
soul failed when
he spake: I
|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|
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."
but I could not
find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.  The watchmen that
went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded
keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.  I charge you,
|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
|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|
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."
if ye find my beloved,
tell him, that I
am sick of love.
The Young Women 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|
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
thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another
beloved, that thou
dost so charge us?
The Girl: 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|
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."
the chiefest among ten
thousand.  His head is
as the most
his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.  His eyes are
as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and
fitly set.  His cheeks are as a bed of spices,
as sweet flowers:
his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.  His hands are
as gold rings
set with the beryl: his
belly is as bright ivory overlaid
 His legs
are as pillars of marble, set upon
sockets of fine
gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the
cedars.  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|
|The Sixth Day|
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,
seized him and killed him. Let
him who has ears hear."
This is my beloved,
and this is my friend, O daughters
The Young Women[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: 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|
Jesus said, "Show me the
stone which the builders have rejected. That one is the
||[6:2b] and to gather lilies.  I am my beloved's,|
|The stone which the builders have rejected||I am my beloved's|
Jesus said, "If one
who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency, he is
and my beloved is mine:
he feedeth among the lilies.
|One who knows the all||My beloved is mine|
Jesus said, "Blessed
are you when you
are hated and persecuted.
Wherever you have been persecuted they will find no place."
beautiful, O my
love, as Tirzah, comely
|Blessed are you||Thou art beautiful|
|You are hated||My love|
Jesus said, "Blessed
are they who have been persecuted within
themselves. It is they who have truly come
to know the
are the hungry, for
the belly of him
who desires will be filled."
terrible as an army with
banners.  Turn
eyes from me, for
they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of
|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|
Jesus said, "That
which you have will save you if you bring it
forth from yourselves. That which you do not have within
you will kill
you if you do not have it within you."
that appear from Gilead.
 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from
|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" )
Jesus said, "I
shall destroy this house, and no one will be able to build
||[6:6b] whereof every one beareth twins,|
|I shall destroy this house||Every one beareth twins|
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?"
there is not one
barren among them.  As a
piece of a pomegranate are
thy temples within thy locks.  There are threescore
|Divide... a divider... divider||Not one... a piece... threescore|
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.  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|
|(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 mother, she 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|
Jesus said, "Many
are standing at the door, but it is the solitary who
will enter the
her; yea, the
queens and the
|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|
Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a merchant who
a consignment of merchandise and who discovered a pearl.
was shrewd. He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl
himself. You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no
moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."
and they praised her.
 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|
Jesus said, "It is I
who am the
light which is above them all.
From me did the
forth, and unto me did
a piece of
wood, and I
am there. Lift
stone, and you will find
down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits
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|
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
kings and your great men? Upon them are the fine garments,
and they are
unable to discern the truth."
pomegranates budded.  Or ever I was aware,
made me like
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|
The Young Women
from the crowd said to him, "Blessed are
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.'"
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|
Jesus said, "He who has recognized the world has found the body,
but he who has
found the body is superior to the world."
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|
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|
Jesus said, "He
who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me
is far from the kingdom."
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|
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."
wanteth not liquor: is like thy belly is like an heap of wheat
set about with
|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|
|(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]
breasts are like two young roes that are twins. 
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)
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|
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."
 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" )|
Jesus said, "Wretched is the
body that is dependant upon a body, and
wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."
and the hair of thine head
like purple; the
king is held in the
|The body... the body||Thine head... the king|
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?'"
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for
delights!  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|
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.  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)|
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|
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."
and the smell of thy nose
like apples;  And the
roof of thy
mouth like the best wine for my beloved,
down sweetly, causing the
|The face||Thy nose... thy mouth... the lips|
|The sky||The roof|
|Recognized... know||My beloved|
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."
of those that are asleep to
The Girl: 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|
<Jesus said,> "Do not give what is holy to dogs, lest
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)
Come, my beloved, let
us go forth into the field;
let us lodge in
|The dung-heap||The field|
|Their feet||Let us go forth|
Jesus said, "He
who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be
Let us get
up early to
|He who seeks will find||Let us get up early|
|He who knocks will be let in||To the vineyards|
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."
let us see if
the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear,
|If you have money||If the vine flourish|
Jesus said, "The kingdom of the father is like a certain woman.
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.  The mandrakes give a smell,|
|A certain woman||The pomegranates|
|She took||I give|
|Concealed it||Bud forth|
Jesus said, "The
kingdom of the father is like a certain woman
was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking
still some distance from home, the handle of the jar
broke and the
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
and found it
and at our gates
are all manner
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|
|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|
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."
thee; yea, I should not be despised.
 I would
lead thee, and bring
|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|
The disciples said to him, "Your brothers and your mother
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."
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|
They showed Jesus
a gold coin and said to him, "Caesar's
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."
hand should be under my head,
and his right
hand should embrace me.  I charge you,
O daughters of
|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|
<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"
that ye stir not
up, nor awake
my love, until he please.
The Young Women 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|
Jesus said, "Woe to the
pharisees, for they are like a dog
the manger of oxen, for neither does he eat nor does he
the oxen eat."
I raised thee up
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|
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."
brought thee forth
that bare thee.
The Girl: 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|
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."
for love is strong as death;
is cruel as the
coals thereof are coals of fire,
which hath a
|Wherein have I been defeated?||Love is strong as
jealousy... as the grave
|The bridal chamber||The coals... coals of fire... a most vehement flame|
(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|
|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|
|The Girl's Brothers:|
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
such trouble, he said to the
care for you more than the
||[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|
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."
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|
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
we will inclose her with boards
The Girl: I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.  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|
|(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|
Jesus said, "The
heavens and the earth will be rolled up
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
||[8:11c] every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.  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|
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|
His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom
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|
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."
hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
 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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