The Gospel of Thomas - Song of Solomon
Joining the Two Texts together in Marriage
Into One Joint-Body Chiasm
Together, let us join the two sides of these two texts together.
Join the Chiastic Structures of The Sayings of Jesus in The Gospel of Thomas
together with the Chiastic Structure of the sayings in The Song of Solomon.
Together they provide clues toward a deeper understanding, and a deeper meaning.
As seen below, the joining of these two texts is pictured as a marriage.
Following the pattern already established in the study of
"The Gospel of Christ Unveiled" these two manuscripts are brought together.
If the reader is unfamiliar with the Chiastic Marriage of sacred manuscripts
then a visit to this link may be helpful as it provides a helpful template
into which The Song of Solomon text is superimposed to create this page.
See these writings as a "body" of text.
The two sides of the chiasm are like the two sides of the human body.
Through the joining together of the many key words,
which are found within the text of these chiastic structures,
the body is created and joined together. This is an allusion to Christ as the head,
and his body, with the many members, all joined together in one.
Each saying is another bone in the skeletal structure.
Each part and each member is a message within themselves, being
"knit together... by joints and bands... having nourishment"
and increasing with the increase of God.
Joined together as One, being built up into a holy temple,
as each one does his part,
this body will have the very witness of Christ within
and will shine more and more until that final day.
This Gospel, and the joining of each saying, as if individual members of a body,
becomes an illustration of the knitting together of the church
that was itself built on this foundational message.
The are many phrases from the New Testament that illustrate or allude
to this knitting together, to this interconnectedness, and to this Onenness:
The Body of Christ, the New Creation, the Joint Body, the One Body,
The Mystery of Christ, and the Spiritual Body.
When connected together these sayings illustrate the perfectly joined and Perfected Man.
See The Perfect Man: The Spirit - Body.
Solomon can mean Peace or Two becoming One
Shulamite can mean Perfected One or Peaceable One
Make the Two One.
In Jewish communities the Song Solomon
is sometimes presented as depicting the Love of God for Israel.
In the Christian tradition, the Song of Solomon
is often seen as an illustration of the love between Christ and the Church.
As the two become one, this Song will be heard in the heavenlies on every level.
This is the greatest love story ever told:
Solomon and Shulamite, Bride and Bridegroom, Male and Female,
God and Israel, God and man, God and the Universe,
Christ and the Church, Jesus and his Disciples, and Heaven and Earth.
This Divine Marriage will be seen on every level of reality.
This marriage is honorable in all.
Most magnificently, for the purposes of this page,
the intercourse between King Solomon and the Girl in The Song of Solomon,
and the joining of the Song of Solomon with The Gospel of Thomas,
is seen as illustrating the intimacy and relationship between
Jesus and his disciples in The Gospel of Thomas.
This revelation of the divine marriage is foundational to understanding
the message of Jesus as it is presented within the Gospel of Thomas.
"When you make the two one,
and when you make the inside (of the text) like the outside
and the outside (of the text) 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."
Why is all this so important?
underlying structure of these two texts is a visual illustration of the
eternal and secret plan of the Father. Many
ancient texts, including much of the New Testament, appear to use this
Structure: an ABCDCBA organizational pattern.
The implications of the Chiastic structures within The Gospel
of Thomas and The Song of Solomon are most astonishing.
These hidden structures within Thomas and The Song of Solomon suggest that an esoteric exegesis is intended by the author. Progressive deeper mysteries are gradually revealed in the joining together of these chiasmic structures. The implications of this necessary knitting together of the two into one Joint-Body to interpret the Gospel of Thomas and the Song of Solomon is astonishing beyond belief. This is especially true if Thomas is understood to be an early source document for the New Testament Gospels. Also, and just as profound, if this joint body structure in Thomas was used by Paul, Peter, John and the other New Testament writers as a teaching tool, then The New Testament may need to be reinterpreted in light of these new insights, and this divine marriage. If these possibilities are honestly examined, then the scope and repercussions of these hidden chiastic structures can become staggering. This manner of esoteric exegesis and the resulting interpretation may dramatically influence the understanding not only of Christ's words, but also of the Gospels, the letters of Paul, and the entire New Testament, and perhaps some of the Old Testament.
"Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death. 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," Thomas 1-2.
The keys have been provided, and the door is opened, and the walls are removed. The interpretation and the riches hidden within are yours to discover.
The charts below are an attempt to present inner details of the "The Great Mystery" as revealed through Thomas and Solomon. There is a joining together seen in the Song of Solomon, and in the joining of these two texts, and within the bridal chamber illustrating the open giving and sharing of both Gnosis and Power.
In the bodily structure below ideas common to both texts are aligned. The first column and forth column demonstrate the chiastic structure of Gospel of Thomas... the original sayings of Jesus. The second and third columns are the chiastic structure of the Song of Solomon. Joining these two chiasms together creates a new Joint Body Chiasm. Make the two into One using key thoughts, words, and rhetoric. The Outer Female Chiastic Structure is joined with The Inner Male Chiastic Structure creating One New Perfect Man.
(For those unfamiliar with this process of exegesis, the Chart below is created by superimposing The Song of Solomon Chiasm into The Joint body Chiasm of Thomas. The the inner chiasm of Thomas is replaced with the chiasmic structure of The Song of Solomon. The chiastic Structure of the Song of Solomon was uncovered by aligning the Solomon text with the Thomas text. This can be seen in the The Gospel of Thomas - Song of Solomon Key Word Connections. The appropriately corresponding verses of The Song are then superimposed into the Inner Chiastic structure of Thomas. This newly discovered chiastic structure of Solomon is superimposed into The Joint body Chiasm of Thomas. For a further explanation of the creation, use, and benefit of chiastic structures within Thomas click here.)
The Inner Chiasm represented by The Song of Solomon relates to Gnosis or Knowledge of the Inner Mysteries. The Outer Chiastic structure of The Gospel of Thomas relates to the lesser mysteries. The Joining of the Two into One is The Great Mystery. Once these are joined together then deeper insights can be revealed.
the chart below the
outer female chiasm is color coded yellow.
we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is
of God; that we might
know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also
we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the
Holy Ghost teacheth; interpreting, comparing,
and combining and joining together (perfectly joined)
spiritual things with spiritual. 1
Corinthians 2:12-14, 1 Corinthians 2:13 ASV.
The Arrangement of the Texts Below May be Imagined
As A Perfectly Joined Man with Hands Joined above his Head.
One can imagine the Male and the Female joining together as One as if in the act of Marriage.
and Female. God and Universe. Heaven and Earth. God and Man.
God and Israel. Solomon and Shulamite.
Hand in the place of a Hand. Foot in place of a Foot. Image in the place of an Image.
These are the Hidden Sayings of Jesus.
"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
but the honour of kings is to search out a matter"
Let Us Make the Two One.
This Joint Body Chiasmic Chart is best viewed full screen (F11)
The Key of Knowledge
(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."
See Thomas 12 / 101 below
(54) Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."
His disciples said to him,
beneficial or not?"
(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."
(Alternate translation)“Is not worthy of him”
(Destruction of the flesh)
|Has found (only) a corpse|
|Superior to the world|
|Become completely profitable||Is
worthy of him
(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."
Jesus said, "The kingdom of
the father is like a man who had good seed. His enemy came by night and
weeds among the good
seed. The man did not allow them to pull up
weeds; he said to them, 'I am afraid that you will go
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."
|Twenty-four prophets spoke||Good seed|
|In Israel||Sowed weeds|
|Spoke in you||The wheat|
|Spoken (only) of the dead||The weeds|
An Introduction to the
Chiastic Structure of The Song of Solomon
Below, starting at this point in the larger bodily structure, the Song of Solomon is introduced. The second and third columns are the chiastic structure of the Song of Solomon. By recognizing the larger bodily structure, this inner chiasm could be thought of as the inner man where Christ dwells in you richly with all Wisdom. Perhaps, Paul saw the Song of Solomon as a love story between Christ and this Wisdom.
marriage, just as the Shulamite is joined to Solomon, there is a
sharing of knowledge and power.
This is the greatest love story ever told: Solomon and Shulamite. Bride and Bridegroom. Christ and Wisdom. Christ and the Church. Jesus and his Disciples.
Joined together this inner chiasm could be thought of as a male. The first column and the forth column demonstrate the outer chiastic structure of Gospel of Thomas which are the original sayings of Jesus. This outer chiasm could be thought of as the female of this larger Joint body Chiasm. Here we can see another marriage happening: the inner chiasm with the outer chiasm, and the male with the female. Perhaps, we could think of God and Israel, God and man, God and the Universe, and Heaven and Earth. This is the Divine Marriage - working itself out, step by step, on every level of reality.
The old is destroyed, then transformed, and a new man emerges. In the new bodily structure ideas common to both texts are aligned. Joining these two chiasms together creates a new Joint Body Chiasm. Make the two into one using the key thoughts, words, and rhetoric. The Outer Female Chiastic Structure is joined with The Inner Male Chiastic Structure creating One New Perfect Man.
|The Outer Thomas
Song of Solomon Chiasm
Replacing The Inner Thomas Chiasm
|The Outer Thomas
|The Gospel of Thomas||The Song of Solomon||The Gospel of Thomas|
(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."
Song of Solomon 4:16
Corresponds to Thomas 51
The Joint Body Chiasm.
This is the verse that marks
the head of the Song's chiasm
The Divine Marriage
This column can also represent
The Chosen or The Elect
or The Inner Man or
The Key to the Kingdom
[4:16] Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden,
Jesus said, "Blessed is the
man who has suffered and found
|Come... come... come||Come||Found|
|The new world||My
garden... his garden
(It is here that the two become one)
|C.f Saying 51 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|When will the repose of the dead come about||When will the repose of the dead come about||When
will the repose of the dead
is the man who has suffered and found life
|The outer yellow chiasm chiasm can represent the female. The inner blue chiasm can represent the male. The joining of these these two chiasmic texts can represent the marriage of the male and the female. This joining of the male and the female can illustrate the marriage of Solomon and Shulamite, of God and Israel, of Christ and his disciples, and even of God and humanity.|
|The Sayings of the Outer Left Female Chiasm||The Verses of the Inner Left Male Chiasm||The Verses of the Inner Right Male Chiasm||The Sayings of the Outer Right Female Chiasm|
|(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.'"||King
[4:14] Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:  from A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
(into his garden)
[4:16b] and eat his pleasant fruits.
[5:1] I am come into my garden,
Jesus said, "Take
living one while you
are alive, lest you
and be unable to do so."
(Lebanon = a mountain range)
come... We came... the light came
||From Lebanon||I am come||Seek
(I am come to seek)
|The elect of the living father||The chief spices||His pleasant fruits||You... you|
|The living father||Living waters||I am||The living one... you are alive|
|Where did you come from?'... '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||Into his garden... into my garden||The living one|
|Cinnamon... spices... waters||Eat... pleasant fruits|
say... say...say... say
|c.f Saying 50 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
they say to you
Say to them
Spoke in you
Jesus said, "Blessed
are the solitary and
will find the kingdom. For you are from it, and to it you
[4:13b] with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
[5:1b] my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;
<They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to
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."
|Blessed are the solitary and elect||Pleasant fruits||My sister, my spouse||His disciples|
|With pleasant fruits||Eaten my honeycomb with my honey|
|Camphire, with spikenard||My myrrh with my spice|
|You will find the kingdom||You too, look for a place|
|The kingdom||A place... within repose|
|C.f Saying 49 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Elect||Circumcision||You too, look for a place for yourself within repose|
(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.  Thy plants are an orchard of
[5:1c] I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink,
Jesus said, "Two
bed: the one
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."
|If two make peace||If he is destroyed... if he is divided|
|Each other||The other|
|They will say||A fountain sealed... pomegranates||Drunk my wine... my milk... eat... drink||Eaten from my table... be filled... be filled... Therefore I say|
|Mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away||An
(I.e . a garden)
I am your disciple
|This one house||A bed... my couch|
|Make peace... will move away||Will be filled... will be filled|
|c.f Saying 48 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|If two make peace||If two make peace||Blessed are the poor||Two will rest on a bed|
|Mountain, 'Move Away||Mountain, 'Move Away||The kingdom of heaven||Filled with light|
for a man to mount two
horses or to stretch
bows. And it is impossible for a servant to
otherwise, he will honor
the one and treat the other contemptuously. No
drinks old wine and immediately desires
new wine. And new
is not put into old
wineskins, lest they
nor is old
put into a new
wineskin, lest it spoil it. An old
is not sewn
onto a new
garment because a
[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,
[5:1d] yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved
(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."
(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."
|Two horses... two masters... two bows... one||My spouse... my sister... my spouse||My heart.... my beloved||My mysteries... my mysteries|
|Desires||My spouse||My beloved||Intentions|
|Honor the one||O
my spouse... my sister... my spouse
beloved... my beloved
||Those who are worthy|
drink new wine...
new wine... old wine
|The smell... spices... Thy lips... honey and milk are under thy tongue||Drink abundantly... the voice||I tell... had much money... money... produce... Let him who has ears hear|
|New wineskin... a new garment||Thy garments||My heart||My storehouse|
|Old wineskins||A garden inclosed is my sister||I sleep||night... he died|
|A tear would result||A spring shut up||I sleep... waketh||Fill my storehouse... I shall lack nothing|
|c.f Saying 47 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|It is impossible... to serve two masters||It is impossible... to serve two masters||Whoever does not hate his father and mother cannot become a disciple to me||There was a rich man who had much money|
|Old wine, new wine, lest... burst, old patch, new garment, because a tear||Do not let your left (hand) know what your right (hand) is doing|
(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.  How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine!
[5:2b] that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove,
(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."
|Among those born of women... a child||My sister, my spouse!||My sister, my love, my dove||Get married... my father|
|One... one||One||Love||One... Get married|
|Be acquainted with the kingdom||Thy love... thy love||My love||Get married|
the Baptist... John the
( Luke 1:15 "He... shall drink neither wine nor strong drink" )
|Wine||Knocketh... Open to me||Received visitors... a house... The dinner... the dinner... the dinner... the dinner... they may dine... the places of my father|
|Become superior||How fair... how much better is||My sister||My
master... My master... My
master... his master... The master
|Comes to be a child||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|
|c.f Saying 46 The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit Body|
|John the Baptist||Businessmen and merchants|
Whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom
|Those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist||Whoever has come to understand the world i.e.The world before or without Christ||Businessmen and merchants will not enter the places of my father|
(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.  Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes,
[5:2c] my undefiled: 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 defile them?
said, "There was a
good man who
He leased it to
farmers so that they might work it and he might collect
from them. He
sent his servant so that the
him the produce
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
tenants beat this one as well. Then the owner sent
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 who has ears hear."
|A good man||My sister, my spouse||My undefiled||A good man|
|An evil man||The lions... the leopards||I defile||The tenants beat... seized... and killed|
|Grapes... figs... fruit||One of thine eyes||My head is filled with dew... the drops||A vineyard... the
vineyard... the vineyard
|An evil man... evil storehouse||The lions' dens||My head is filled... the night... defile||Tenant farmers... The tenants... the tenants... the tenants|
|From his evil storehouse, which is in his heart||From
the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards
have put off my coat; how shall I put it on?
||The tenants knew that it was he who was the heir to the vineyard, they seized him and killed him|
|His heart... out of the abundance of the heart||Thou hast ravished my heart... thou hast ravished my heart||My feet; how shall I defile them||Perhaps
they will show respect to my son
|Brings forth... brings forth... he brings forth||He
sent... went back... He sent... sent... Let him who has ears hear
|c.f Saying 45 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Grapes||Grapes, figs||Good seed||Vineyard|
|A good man brings forth good from his storehouse||A good man who owned a vineyard... the owner|
|An evil man||Thorns, thistles||Sowed weeds||The tenants|
|Brings forth evil||Harvested||Harvest||Killed him|
(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,
[5:4] My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door,
(c.f. Thomas 59)
[5:4b] and my bowels were moved for him.  I rose up to open to my beloved;
said, "Show me the
the builders have rejected.
That one is
(Hebrew = support)
|I rose up||Rejected|
||My spouse||My beloved... my beloved||The stone which the builders have rejected|
|On earth or in heaven||Hermon (Hebrew = a sancuary)||The
hole of the door... My bowels were moved for
(Cf. The moving or living creature, Genesis 1:21, Ezekiel 1:21)
(Of the house or sancuary)
||The top... the top||The hole... up||The
|c.f Saying 44 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Whoever blasphemes against the son||Whoever
against the son will be forgiven
|Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life||The stone which the builders have rejected|
|Will not be forgiven||Lest you die and seek to see him and be unable to do so|
disciples said to him, "Who
are you, that you should say these things
<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.  Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.  Come with me from Lebanon,
(c.f. Thomas 60)
[5:5b] and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
who knows the all still
a personal deficiency, he
is completely deficient."
|Who are you... who I am||Thou art... my love||My hands dropped with myrrh||One who knows the all|
|The tree... the tree||Lebanon
(c.f. 3:9 Wood of Lebanon)
|My fingers... upon the handles of the lock||The all|
|Hates the Fruit... loves the fruit||Myrrh... frankincense||Myrrh...
(A resin from a small spiny tree)
|Feels a personal deficiency|
|c.f Saying 43 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
do not realize who I am
one who knows the all
|You have become like the Jews||You
like the Jews
it is alive,
he will not eat it
|He is completely deficient|
said, "Become passers-by."
(Passing away, come into being.)
[4:6] Until the day break, and the shadows flee away,
 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him,
are you when
are hated and persecuted. Wherever
have been persecuted they will find no
|Come into being||The day break||I opened||Blessed are you|
|Shadows flee away||Withdrawn himself... was gone||You are hated|
|Passing away, come into being... passers-by||The shadows flee away||My soul failed... I sought him||Wherever you have been... No place|
|c.f Saying 42 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
away, come into
||Passing away||Become a corpse||Blessed
are you when you are...persecuted
(41) Jesus said, " Whoeverhas 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.
[5:6b] 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 me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.  I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
within themselves. It
is they who
truly come to know
the father. Blessed
are the hungry,
belly of him
|Whoever... whoever||That... which||O daughters of Jerusalem||They who... they who... him who|
|Has something in his hand||Two breasts||The keepers||Have... have... know|
|His hand||Thy... breasts||My veil||The belly|
|Receive||Feed||Gave me||Blessed...Blessed... be filled|
|Deprived||Twins||Took away... I charge you||Been persecuted|
|c.f Saying 41 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Whoever has something in his hand||Whoever
has something in his hand
will receive more
|I was given some of the things of my father||Persecuted
|Deprived of even the little he has||Whoever
will be deprived of even the little he has
if he is divided,
he will be filled with darkness
|Him who desires will be filled|
(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.
The Young Women What is thy beloved more than another beloved,
The Girl: My beloved is white and ruddy,
said, "That which you have will save
you if you bring
it forth from
do not have within you will
kill you if you do not have it within you."
|Be... destroyed||Save... kill|
|A grapevine has been planted outside of the father... being unsound||Whereon there hang a thousand bucklers||That ye tell him that, I am sick of love||Bring it forth from yourselves|
|Mighty men||Fairest among women... My beloved is white and ruddy|
|c.f Saying 40 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|A grapevine has been planted outside of the father||Planted||Plant||That which you do not have within you will kill you if you do not have it within you|
(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.  Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury,
[5:10b] the chiefest among ten thousand.  His head is as the most fine gold, 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 with sapphires.  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.
shall destroy this
house, and no
one will be
able to build it
temples... thy locks... Thy neck
head... his locks... His eyes... His
cheeks... his lips... His hands... His legs... His mouth
|The keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them||Within thy locks||Fine
sapphires... fine gold
|Nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to||The
tower of David builded for an armoury
||His legs are as pillars of marble||This
able to build
|c.f Saying 39 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them||Allowed to enter||Will not enter||I shall destroy this house|
(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.  Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet,
[5:16] This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
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,
said to him, "Tell
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?"
|Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet||Thou fairest among women|
for me and will not find me
||Which came up from||Whither is thy beloved gone... Is thy beloved turned aside... That we may seek him with thee||He turned|
|These words which I am saying to you... hear them||The
washing... Thy lips
||Feed||Tell my brothers|
|No one||Every one... and none||Beloved... friend...daughters ... women... the beds||Brothers... man ... disciples... Divide... a divider... divider|
|c.f Saying 38 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
desired to hear
||Many times have you desired to hear these words||Let him who has ears hear||Tell my brothers|
|You will look for me and will not find me||I am not a divider|
(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.  Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn,
[6:2b] and to gather lilies.  I am my beloved's,
said, " The
harvest is great but
laborers are few. Beseech the Lord,
therefore, to send
laborers to the harvest."
|My love||My beloved's|
|Thou art||I am|
|Become revealed to us... shall we see you... will you see the son||Behold...
Thou hast doves' eyes within...
Appear from mount Gilead
||Lilies (From the Hebrew root: what is white, ornament), "Arrayed like one of these," Luke 12:27||The
harvest (The harvest is the right color - "the fields are
white already to
|Like little children||As a flock of goats... like a flock of sheep||Gather lilies||The
harvest is great
|You will not be afraid||My love||I am my beloved's||But the laborers are few|
|c.f Saying 37 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
revealed to us and when shall we
||When will you become revealed to us||Show me the stone||The
harvest is great (now)
|Like little children and tread on them||Send out laborers to the harvest
(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.
[4:1] Behold, thou art fair,
[6:3b] and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
said, "O Lord, there are many
around the drinking trough, but there is
in the cistern."
|Concerned from morning until evening... evening until morning||The day of the gladness of his heart||He
feedeth among the lilies
around the drinking trough
you will wear
||My beloved is mine... the lilies ("Arrayed like one of these," Luke 12:27)||Nothing|
|c.f Saying 36 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
not be concerned
a personal deficiency
in the cistern
Jesus said, "It is not possible for anyone
the house of a strong man and
take it by force unless he binds
his hands; then
he will (be
able to) ransack
[3:11c] wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals,
(c.f. Thomas 68-71)
[6:4] Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.  Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.  Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing whereof every one beareth twins,
door, but it
solitary who will enter
||Jerusalem ("Jerusalem which is above is... the mother of us all," Galatians 4:26)|
|In the day of his espousals||
Which go up from the washing... Thou art beautiful ("His wife hath made herself ready," Rev. 19:7)
|The house of a strong man||His mother crowned him||Terrible as an army with banners||Many
are standing at the door
|Then he will (be able to) ransack... enter||Mother
( Hebrew: parting or point of departure)
Turn away... go up from
|It is the solitary who will enter|
|Enter the house... Ransack his house||His espousals
|Every one beareth twins||Enter the bridal chamber|
|c.f Saying 35 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Enter the house||Enter the house||Persecuted within themselves||Enter
the bridal chamber
|Binds his hands||It is the solitary|
|Ransack his house
||Standing at the door|
(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
[6:6c] and there is not one barren among them.  As
a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.  There are threescore queens,
Jesus said, "The
the father is
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."
(Hebrew: peace or two into one,
Thomas 22, 106)
|A pit||The crown||A piece
of a pomegranate
||A consignment of merchandise... the merchandise|
|A blind man... A blind man||Behold... King Solomon with the crown||Not one... a piece... threescore queens||The
kingdom... A merchant... seek
|c.f Saying 34 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|A blind man||A blind man leads a blind man||I am not a divider||A
|Fall into a pit||Where… worm destroys|
The Gospel of Matthew connects the
idea of "light" with "city on a hill". "You are the light of the world.
A city that is set on
a hill cannot be hidden. Nor
light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it
to all [who are] in the house.” Matthew
Thomas places these two (city and light) together in saying
32 and 33.
(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."
Key Horizontal Saying
grouping connects the Bridal Chamber with Light. There is a
light in the bridal Chamber at the marriage when two become One.
(c.f. Thomas 33)
[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.
 Go forth, O ye
daughters of Zion,
(See the Green Box below - 104)
(c.f. Thomas 73-75)
and fourscore concubines, and
number.  My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the
only one of her
choice one of her that bare
that this Key
Horizontal Saying grouping connects
Bridal Chamber with a bright Light.
The Coptic scribe of Thomas draws attention to this vital grouping with the addition of the phrase "split open."
(See also 30,77-80)
(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 open).
From the Coptic text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.
|The daughters... daughters||The daughters|
|One||Covering... bottom.... midst||One... the only one... the choice one||Them all... the all... the all... the all|
|Your housetops||The covering of it||Her mother... queens||Above
In a hidden place
|The midst thereof||The daughters||Extend, (split open)... Split open ...you will find me there|
|Under a bushel||The bottom thereof||The concubines||Lift up the stone|
|Everyone who enters and leaves will see its light||The daughters of Jerusalem... daughters of Zion||Saw her... concubines, and virgins... her mother... The daughters... The queens... the concubines||I...
am the light
Preach... enters and leaves
|Go forth||Bare her||From me... come forth... unto me|
|c.f Saying 33 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel
from your housetops
||Many are standing at the door||It is I who am the light which is above them all|
(32) Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
(c.f. Thomas 32)[3:10] He made the pillars thereof of silver,
[6:9d] and they praised her.
 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning,
said, "Why have you come out into the
a reed shaken by
the wind? And to see
a man clothed in fine garments like your kings
men? Upon them are the fine garments, and they are unable
discern the truth."
|A city... a high mountain||The pillars||Her||The desert|
|A city being built... fortified||He made||Praised (A Hebrew alternative is "to make a fool of")||The
desert... kings... great men... unable
discern the truth
(As an ornament)
|Looketh forth||See...see... discern|
|c.f Saying 32 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|A city... nor can it be hidden||A city... nor can it be hidden||The kingdom... discovered a pearl||The
desert... unable to discern the truth
(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.
(c.f. Thomas 76b)
[6:10b] fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
woman from the crowd said to him, "Blessed are the womb
which bore you
and the breasts which nourished
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.'"
(a colour of the moon)
as the moon, clear as the sun... with banners
|A chariot||An army|
|Prophet... physician||King Solomon||The moon... the sun||A woman... the father|
|Those who know him||Those who have heard the word of the father|
|Accepted||Nourished... kept... given|
|c.f Saying 31 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|No prophet is accepted||No physician heals||No worm destroys||Heard the word... and have truly kept it|
said, "Where there are three gods, they
are gods. Where there are two
or one, I
am with him."
From the Greek text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."
[3:8b] every man hath his sword upon his thigh
because of fear in the
[6:11] I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine
who has recognized
the world has
found the body, but he
found the body is
|His sword upon his thigh||The garden of nuts... the fruits... the vine|
|Find||Night||See... see||Recognized... found... found|
|They are gods||Every man hath his sword||The vine flourished||He... is superior|
|I am with him... I am there||Because of fear in the night||I went down into the garden||He... has
found the body...
has found the body
|c.f Saying 30 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
am with him... you will find me
From the Greek text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."
From the Greek text:
"Split (open) a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."
|Split (open)||He... has found the body|
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."
(c.f. Thomas 29)
[3:7] threescore valiant men are about it, of
the valiant of Israel.  They all hold swords, being expert in war:
(c.f. Thomas 78)
[6:11b] and the pomegranates budded.  Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.
(81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich be king, and let him who possesses power renounce it."
|Valiant men||Amminadib = (Hebrew: "My people are willing|
|Wonder... wonder... wonders... amazed||Being
||I was aware||
Grown rich... possesses power
spirit... spirit... The body... home
men... The valiant of Israel
||My soul||Him who has... him who possesses|
|This great wealth||They all hold swords||Like the chariots of Amminadib||
Grown rich... possesses power
|c.f Saying 29 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
wealth... in this poverty
in this poverty
|Has grown rich... renounce it|
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
do not have sight;
empty they came
into the world, and empty too they seek to leave
moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they
(c.f. Thomas 28)
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;
The Young Women of Jerusalem:[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")
(82) Jesus said, "He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
(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."
|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
He who is near me is near the fire... he who is far from me... He will become manifest
|They are blind in their hearts and do not have sight||Behold
||O Shulamite... look upon thee... What will ye see in the Shulamite?||The light... The images... the image... the light... his image... his light... manifest... The images are manifest to man... The light in them... concealed|
|For the moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent||Till he please... Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders||Dance... beautifully... The company of two armies||
|c.f Saying 28 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
hearts and do not have sight
of them intoxicated
||Breasts which nourished you||The light in them remains concealed|
|Leave the world||When they shake off their wine, then they will repent||The breasts which have not given milk||Near me|
(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,
[7:1] How beautiful are thy feet with shoes,
|(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 nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"|
|The world||The field||Thy feet||Your likeness... your images|
||Thy feet with shoes||Which neither die nor become manifest|
|Not observe... not see||Nor awake||How beautiful||When
you see your likeness, you rejoice... When you see
Sabbath as a Sabbath (Hebrew = the day of at-one-ment)
||How beautiful are thy feet with shoes||When you see your likeness, you rejoice... When you see|
|c.f Saying 27 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Fast||Fast as regards the world||Recognized the world||Rejoice|
|Observe the Sabbath||See your likeness|
|You will not see the father||Neither… become manifest|
is single (a single eye) is also mentioned together with God and mammon
masters in Matthew’s gospel, Matthew
(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."
(c.f. Thomas 26)
[3:4c] until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.  I charge you,
(c.f. Thomas 81)
[7:1b] O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels,
(c.f. Thomas 82)
[7:1c] the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
Note: Cast out the love
of money by giving - Luke
eye by an
(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."
|Eye... eye... eye... eye||The chamber||Jewels||A great wealth|
|You see the mote in your brother's eye||I charge you||The joints of thy thighs are like jewels.. Prince's daughter||He did not become worthy of you|
|Cast the mote from your brother||I had brought him into my mother's house||The work of the hands of a cunning workman||A great power|
|See... see clearly||Conceived||Work...cunning||Become... experienced|
|c.f Saying 26 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
||Cast the beam out||Let
him who possesses power
(25) Jesus said, "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."
(c.f. Thomas 25)
[3:4b] I held him, and would not let him go,
(c.f. Thomas 83)
[7:2] Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
(c.f. Thomas 84)
[7:3] Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.  Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon,
||Thy navel... thy belly... thy... breasts... Thy neck... thine eyes|
|Guard him||Held him||A tower||Their holes... their nests|
your brother like your soul... guard him
||I held him||Heshbon
(Hebrew = reason, understanding)
|To lay... and rest... Birds have their nests|
|Guard him like the pupil of your eye||I held him, and would not let him go||Thy navel... thy belly... thy... breasts... Thy neck... thine eyes... A round goblet||His head|
|Your brother||The son of man|
|c.f Saying 25 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Love your brother like your soul||Your brother's||The
||The son of man has no place to lay his head and rest|
(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?  It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth:
(c.f. Thomas 85)
[7:4b] by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon
(c.f. Thomas 86)
[7:4c] which looketh
Jesus said, "Wretched is the
body that is
dependant upon a body,
and wretched is the
dependent on these two."
|Whoever has ears, let him hear... within||Damascus ( Hebrew = "silent is the sackcloth weaver" )|
|Show us the place where you are||Saw ye him whom my soul loveth||
|The body... a body... the soul|
|Seek it||I found him||
Looketh toward... by the gate of
Bath-rabbim (Hebrew = daughter of multitudes)
|Is dependant... is dependent|
within a man of light
||My soul loveth... my soul loveth||
Thine head upon thee
|c.f Saying 24 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|A man of light, and he lights up the whole world||The
place where you are
From a great power and a great wealth
|The body that is dependant upon a body|
(23) Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."
[3:3] The watchmen that go about the city found me:
(c.f. Thomas 87)
[7:5b] and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.(c.f. Thomas 88)
[7:6] How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!  This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts
Jesus said, "The
the prophets will come to you
and give to you those things you
(already) have. And you too, give them those
which you have, and
say to yourselves, 'When will they
come and take what is theirs?'"
|I... choose you||Found me||How pleasant art thou, O love||Come and take what is theirs|
|They shall stand||Watchmen that go||Thy stature||Prophets will come... they come|
|I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand||The
watchmen that go
head... the king
||The angels and the prophets|
|c.f Saying 23 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
out of a
and two out of ten thousand
|One out of a thousand,
and two out of ten thousand
|The angels and the prophets||The angels and the prophets|
||Choose you... two||Dependent on... two||Those things|
being suckled. He said to
infants being suckled are like those who enter
They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"
(22b) 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."
the Bridal Chamber
the right and left of both the Inner Male Chiasm and the Outer Female Chiasm Sayings are all One and the Same.
(c.f. Thomas 22)
[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.
(c.f. Thomas 22b)
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.
It is the solitary who will enter the Bridal Chamber, who see the Joining of Two into One.
[7:7b] to clusters of grapes.  I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof:
(c.f. Thomas 90)
[7:8b] now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine,
illustrated by the green boxes is a complete joining together of the Male and Female Chiasms.
The Bridal chamber is sayings (9/104) until (22/89).
These saying provide the key to joining the two Chiasms together. “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside (teaching) like the outside (teaching) 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,” (22). This happens in “the bridal chamber,” (104).
(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?"
|Jesus saw infants being suckled... These infants being suckled are like those... as children||Be thou like a roe or a young hart||Thy breasts||You not realize|
||Thy breasts||You... you not realize... the outside|
|Enter... enter... you enter||Flee away, turn... I will rise... go about the city||I will go||You...
you... made... made
|The kingdom... the kingdom... the kingdom||The mountains... the city||The palm tree... the boughs||The
cup... inside... outside... outside
|Then... When... when...
when... when... then
the day break...
By night... now
|Now||Is the same|
|Will you enter the kingdom||I will seek him||I will take hold of||You wash the outside of the cup|
|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||I will take hold of||The
cup... made... one... made
inside... the inside
||My soul... my soul||Palm (I.e. a palm is an inner surface... whose leaves give the shape of an outstretched hand)||The inside... the outside of the cup... the outside|
|The outside... the outside||The shadows||Palm
(I.e. a palm is an inner surface...
whose leaves give the shape of an outstretched hand)
inside... the outside of
the cup... the outside
eyes in the place of an eye
will seek him... I sought him
||The cup...made... one|
|A hand in place of a hand... enter... a foot in place of a foot||Go
about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways
will take hold of the palm tree... the boughs... to
the palm tree
cup... made... one
the two one
||Bether (Hebrew = "cleft" - a dividing, used of a country divided by mountains)||Thy breasts... The vine||The cup... made... one... You wash the outside of the cup... Outside... inside... outside|
|c.f Saying 22 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Inside / Outside||Inside / Outside|
|Will you enter the kingdom||You will find repose|
Mary said to
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."
(c.f. Thomas 21)
[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.
(c.f. Thomas 90)
[7:8b] now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine,
(c.f. Thomas 91)
[7:8c] and the smell of thy nose like apples;  And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips
Jesus said, "Come
easy and my
lordship is mild, and you will find repose
(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."
|Tender grapes||Clusters... apples|
|My beloved||My beloved|
|See... hear||Smell... sweetly (i.e. taste)|
|Feedeth... grapes||Clusters... apples... wine|
|A house... his house... among you||The secret places||The roof of thy mouth||The face of the sky and of the earth... you do not know|
|When... before... then... quickly||Art... is... is... is... I am||Now||This moment|
|Your disciples||My love, my fair one... my dove... My beloved||My beloved||My
lordship is mild... You read... you... read
owners of the field... the owner
of a house
||My beloved is mine, and I am his||Thy
who have settled...
comes... come... came
the sky and of the earth
|They (will) undress in their presence||Arise||The vine... goeth down||The face of the sky and of the earth|
|A field... the field... our field... their field||Thy countenance... thy countenance... The clefts of the rock||Thy nose... thy mouth... the lips... Thy breasts... The roof||My yoke is easy (A yoke is an instrument of servitude wrapped around the body - often when two oxen are joined together - a yoke around neck and breast)|
his house of his domain
the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the
breasts... The roof
yoke is easy
(A yoke is an instrument of servitude wrapped around the body - often
when two oxen are joined together - a yoke around neck and breast)
|The robbers||The foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines||The vine||My lordship... The face|
|Let there be among you a man of understanding||My beloved (Solomon)||Thy nose... thy mouth... the lips||The face|
|The grain ripened||Our vines have tender grapes||The roof||The sky|
|Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear||Let me hear thy voice... sweet is thy voice||My beloved... thy mouth... the lips... the lips||Tell
us... we may believe... Recognized...
|c.f Saying 21 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
are your disciples like
have not recognized the one
|When the owners come
||Read this moment|
said to Jesus,
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."
(c.f. Thomas 20)
[2:12] and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;  The fig tree
putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
[7:9b] of those that are asleep to speak.
The Girl: I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
Jesus said, "Seek
me about in former times and
not tell you
do desire to tell, but you
do not inquire
|A mustard seed... all seeds||The voice of the turtle||Speak||Tell... tell|
|It falls||Is heard||Asleep||Asked... inquire|
|Tilled soil||Our land||My
|It produces||Putteth forth||His desire is toward me||I do desire to tell|
|A great plant||The fig tree||My beloved||You... you... you... you|
|Birds of the sky||The
|Those that are asleep to speak||I did not tell you... to tell... you do not inquire after it|
|c.f Saying 20 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like||What
you asked me about in former times
who came into being before he came into being. If you become
disciples and listen to my words, these
stones will minister to you.
are five trees for you in Paradise which remain
leaves do not fall. Whoever becomes
acquainted with them will
not experience death."
(c.f. Thomas 19)
[2:10] Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.  For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
[7:11] Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
<Jesus said,> "Do not
give what is holy to dogs, lest they throw them on the
not throw the pearls
lest they [...] it [...]."
love, my fair one
let us go forth
is he who came into being before he came into
being... become.... becomes
away... is come... the rain is... gone
- from the parallel canonical passage Matthew
are five trees for you in
Paradise... whose leaves do not fall
flowers appear on the earth
||Pearls... The dung-heap|
|Summer||The time of the singing of birds||Go forth||Dogs... swine|
|Winter||Winter is past||Lodge||The dung-heap|
|Do not fall||Rise up||Let us go forth||(Their
feet - from the parallel canonical passage, Matthew
|Do not... will not||Do not... Do not|
|c.f Saying 19 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
stones will minister to you
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.  My beloved spake, and said unto me,
[7:12] Let us get up early to the vineyards;
Jesus said, "He
will find, and he
will be let in."
|You discovered... he will know||Shewing
||Let us get up||He... will find... he... will be let in|
|Our end... the beginning... the end... the beginning... the end... the beginning||Behind... forth||Early||Will find... be... in|
|You look for the end||He looketh forth at the windows... lattice||Let us get up early||He who seeks will find|
|He who will take his place||He standeth behind our wall||Get up... to the vineyards||He who knocks will be let in|
|c.f Saying 18 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Have you discovered||Seeks will find|
|He who will take his place||He who knocks will be let in|
Jesus said, "I
you what no
eye has seen and
what no ear has heard and what no
touched and what has never occurred to the
(c.f. Thomas 17)
[2:8] skipping upon the hills.  My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold,
[7:12b] let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear,
Jesus said, "If
money, do not lend it at interest, but give
to one from whom you
will not get it back."
|Give... no eye has seen||Behold||Let us see... the tender grape appear||Give
(Ie. If... thine eye be single, Matthew
|The human||My beloved... roe... hart||If the vine flourish||If you have money|
|c.f Saying 17 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Give you||Give it|
Jesus said, "Men
perhaps, that it is peace which I
have come to cast upon
not know that
it is dissension which I have come to cast upon
sword, and war. For there will be five in a house:
three will be against two, and two against three, the father against
son, and the
son against the father. And they will stand
(c.f. Thomas 16)
[2:7] and by the hinds of the field, that 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,
(c.f. Thomas 96)
[7:12c] and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.  The mandrakes give a smell,
Jesus said, "The kingdom of
the father is like a
certain woman. She
took a little leaven, concealed
it in some dough,
it into large loaves. Let him who has ears
mandrakes (The love apple - as awaking or exciting
|Men think... do not know||Nor awake... behold||The
pomegranates bud forth
( as an ornament )
have come to cast... that it is dissension
which I have come to cast... fire
||That ye stir not up... awake my love||I
give thee my loves... The mandrakes give
took a little leaven... made
|The world... the earth||The
field... the mountains
give my loves
woman... she took... leaven... large loaves
son... the son
||Thee||A certain woman|
|They will stand||He cometh leaping||Bud forth... smell||Hear|
|c.f Saying 16 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Fire upon earth||(Cooked) dough... loaves|
(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.  I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes,
[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
Jesus said, "The
the father is like a
who was carrying a jar
full of meal. While
she was walking
the road, still
some distance from home, the handle of the
jar broke and the meal emptied out behind her on
the road. She
realize it; she had noticed no accident.
When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty.
( Hebrew = pleasant )
right hand doth embrace me
right hand.. Jerusalem (The city
of two made into one)
I should find thee... sucked the breasts
she was walking...
When... she... found it empty
||Of Jerusalem||At our gates||On
the road... on the road, still some distance from
who was not born of woman... your faces
jar... the jar
|Worship (I.e. worth-ship)||Roes
( Hebrew = beauty, glory, honour )
realize it; she had noticed no accident
|One is your father||Ye daughters of Jerusalem||My brother... My beloved... my mother||The kingdom of the father... A certain woman|
|c.f Saying 15 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
born of woman
||Like a certain woman
said to them, "If
you fast, you
rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you
condemned; and if you give
alms, you will do
harm to your
you go into any land and walk
about in the districts, if
what they will set before you, and heal
the sick among them.
goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which
issues from your
mouth - it is that which will defile you."
(c.f. Thomas 14)
[2:3] 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 flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.  His left hand is under my head,
[8:1] without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.  I would lead thee, and bring thee
Jesus said, "The
the father is like a
certain man who wanted
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
|His fruit was sweet to my taste... love... love||I would kiss thee|
|He brought me... Stay me||I
would lead thee...
|Comfort me... I am sick of love||I should not be despised|
|Give... give alms... mouth... mouth||His left hand||Kiss... lead... bring||His hand|
will be condemned
||His left hand||Be despised||Kill a powerful man... he slew the powerful man|
give rise... When you go into any
about in the districts... if they receive
||He brought me to the banqueting house||Without... I would lead thee... bring thee||The kingdom... In his own house|
|Heal the sick||I am
sick of love
would kiss thee... I should not be despised
man...wanted to kill... he slew
|If you fast... Eat what they will set before you... What goes into your mouth... your mouth||His fruit was sweet to my taste... the banqueting... Comfort me with apples||I would kiss thee||A certain man who wanted to kill|
|c.f Saying 14 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Do harm to your spirits||Kill
a powerful man
am not your
master. Because you have drunk, you have become
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."
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,
[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.
The disciples said to him,
brothers and your
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."
|I am not your master... his companions||Under his shadow||My mother||Your mother... my father... my mother... my father|
the bubbling spring... took him and withdrew... You will pick up
valleys... the wood... I sat down under under his
||(Bring thee) Into my mother's house||Enter
the kingdom of my
|Thomas returned to his companions||The
lily among thorns... my love among the
daughters... my beloved among the sons
mother... standing outside... my
mother... my father
(to desire greatly)
|A fire... burn you up||His shadow with great delight||I would cause thee to drink||Do
the will of my father
|c.f Saying 13b in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
come out of
the stones and burn you up
is they who
will enter the kingdom of my
Jesus said to
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."
(c.f. Thomas 13a)
[1:16] Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.  The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
[8:3] His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.  I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
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."
|Simon Peter... Matthew... Thomas||The beams of our house||His right hand||Us|
|Compare me||Cedar... fir||His left hand... his right hand||Caesar... God... me|
belongs to... belongs to... what is mine
|Tell me... saying||Behold||I
charge you... hand ... hand
coin... Demand... Give... give...
me to someone and tell me whom I am like... You are like a
righteous angel... You are like a wise philosopher...
whom you are like
art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant
||His right hand... His left hand||God...
|c.f Saying 13a in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
someone... whom I am like
image and likeness of Caesar, Luke
said to Jesus,
know that you will depart from us. Who
is to be
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.  Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
[8:4b] 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?
does not hate
and his mother as I do cannot
a disciple to me. And whoever
does not love
and his mother
as I do cannot become a disciple to me. For my mother
[...], but my
|The disciples||A disciple... a disciple|
|Came into being||Gave me life|
|For whose sake||My
beloved... my love
love... her beloved
||Love his father and his mother|
En-gedi (Hebrew =
an eye)... Eyes
a disciple to me... become a disciple to me
is to be
||My beloved... thou... thou||Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness||Whoever...
whoever does not love
and his mother
as I do cannot
|You are, you are||Thou art... thou art||Who is||Become... become|
|Heaven and earth||En-gedi
(Hebrew = an eye)...
|My love... her beloved||His father and his mother... his father and his mother|
|c.f Saying 12 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
is to be our leader
||Whoever... whoever... Hate
his father and his mother
|James the righteous
(spiritual brother - i.e. the brother of Christ)
|Love his father and his mother
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
is dead, you made it what is alive.
When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day whenyou were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"
(c.f. Thomas 11)
[1:12] While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.  A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all O betwixt my breasts.
[8:5b] I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth:
There is a bright light
the bridal chamber when
See also horizontal sayings group 33/75/77.
(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."
|His table||The apple tree|
|The one above it||He shall lie||I
raised thee up
the manger of oxen
pass away... will pass away
the king sitteth at his table
a dog sleeping
the days when you consumed
||While the king sitteth at his table||There
thy mother brought thee forth
neither does he eat
does he let the oxen eat
When... On the day when... when
|Sendeth forth||Brought thee forth||Sleeping|
|You come... What will you do?... what will you do?||He
shall lie all O betwixt my breasts
||I raised thee... thy mother brought thee||Neither
does he eat...
does he let the oxen eat
were one you become two
||A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me... he shall lie all O betwixt my breasts||There thy mother brought thee forth||They
are like a dog sleeping in the manger of oxen
|c.f Saying 11 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
Light (11) connects with Fire (10)
(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.
[8:5c] there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
The Girl: Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:
(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.
|The world||Borders... studs||There she... Set me as a seal upon thine heart||Where
Muster his domain
|The world||Gold... silver||Thine arm||Arm himself|
|Until it blazes||Before they invade|
|c.f Saying 10 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
||Arm himself before|
Jesus said, "Now
the sower went out, took a
handful (of seeds),
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
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.  Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.  We will make thee
[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.
They said to Jesus, "Come,
let us pray
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."
|I have compared||Is strong as... is cruel as|
|My love||For love... love|
|Chains of gold||Coals of fire|
||Rows of jewels||The coals... coals of fire||The bridegroom|
|The birds||A company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots||Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave||Wherein have I been defeated?|
|The good soil||Thy cheeks are comely||Love is strong as death... jealousy... as the grave||The bridal
|Produce... it produced good fruit||We will make thee||The coals... coals of fire... a most vehement flame||The bridal chamber|
|Now||Today... when... then|
|Worms ate them||Let us fast... fast and pray|
|c.f Saying 9 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
||Bridegroom (sows seed)|
man is like a wise fisherman who cast
his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small
Among them the wise fisherman found a
fine large fish. He threw all
small fish back
into the sea and chose the
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.
is the private
bodily structure upon which we bestow much honor.
(c.f. Thomas 105)
[8:7] Many waters cannot quench
love, neither can the floods drown it:
Jesus said, "He
the father and the
be called the son
of a harlot."
|The man is like a wise fisherman||(Solomon is like a wise fisherman)||Love||The father|
|Small fish... all the small fish||The flock... thy kids||Many waters||He who knows the father|
|A fine large fish... the large fish||Fairest among women||Love||The son of a harlot|
|Back into the sea||Go
thy way forth... beside the shepherds' tents
||Many waters... the floods drown||He who knows... the father... the mother... a harlot|
|Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear||Feed thy kids||Quench||He who knows... will be called|
|c.f Saying 8 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
the large fish
lion which becomes man when
consumed by man; and cursed is the
the lion consumes, and the
lion becomes man."
(c.f. Thomas 7)
[1:7b] for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
[8:7b] if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Jesus said, "When
the two one, you
the sons of man, and when you
'Mountain, move away,' it
will move away."
|Be as one... thy companions||Love|
lion becomes man
||Be as one||If a
man would give all the substance of his house for love
||You will become the sons of man|
the lion consumes
flocks of thy companions
sons of man
lion which becomes man
||Be as one||It would utterly be contemned||It
will move away
|c.f Saying 7 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Blessed is the lion which becomes man||You will become the sons of man|
The Legs of the Joint Body:
The Spirit - Body
(6) His disciples questioned him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?"
Jesus said, "Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."
[1:6c] they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
[1:7] Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon:
(c.f. Thomas 107)
[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?
(c.f. Thomas 108)
[8:9] If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door,
The Legs of the Joint Body:
The Spirit - Body
(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.'"
|They made me... they made me||We will build|
|Us... we... we||Whom my soul loveth||She be a wall... she be a door||A... sheep... sheep... the sheep|
|All things... nothing||Thy flock||A little||The largest|
|Do not tell lies||Tell me||What shall we do... she shall be spoken for||He said to the sheep|
|What you hate||Whom my soul loveth||A little sister... our sister||I care for you|
|All things are plain in the sight of heaven.... become manifest... nothing covered||Thy flock... at noon||In the day when||Until... When|
|c.f Saying 6 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|What diet shall we observe?||He
who will drink from my mouth
covered will remain without being
||Nothing hidden will not become manifest||Looked for that one until he found it
||Looked for that one until he found it|
(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;
[8:9b] we will inclose her with boards of cedar.
The Girl: I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was that I in his eyes as one found favour.  Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;
(c.f. Thomas 110)
[8:11b] he let out the vineyard unto keepers;
Jesus said, "He who will
drink from my mouth will become
like me. I myself shall become he, and
things that are hidden will be
|My mother's children||Her ( our sister )|
|Were angry with me||I... found favour|
|Recognize what is in your sight... become plain... become manifest||The sun hath looked upon me||I in his eyes as one||Become like me|
|Become manifest||Become like me... become he|
|c.f Saying 5 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|Recognize what is in your sight||The kingdom|
|Become plain to you||Found the treasure|
|Nothing hidden which will not become manifest||Hidden
||Hidden treasure||The things that are hidden will be revealed|
(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."
(c.f. Thomas 4)
[1:5] O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.  Look not upon me, because I am black,
(c.f. Thomas 111)
[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,
Jesus said, "The
like a man
hidden treasure in his
field without knowing it.
And after he died, he left it to his
son did not know
the treasure). He inherited the
field and sold it. And the
bought it went plowing and found
the treasure. He began to lend money
at interest to whomever
|Many who||Ye daughters of Jerusalem||Every one||Who... whomever|
|Ask... about the place of life||The curtains of Solomon||A thousand pieces of silver||Plowing...
A hidden treasure... Found the
|The man old in days||Solomon||Thou ( Solomon)||The kingdom is like a man|
|A small child seven days old||Ye daughters of Jerusalem||Every one||His
son... The son
|The place of life||The tents of Kedar||My vineyard||His field... the field|
|Who... become last||I am black... kedar = dark||Before me||Who... whomever|
|They will become one and the same||Jerusalem
"The teaching of peace")...
Solomon (Hebrew = "peace") or of two becoming one, C.f. Thomas 22, 106)
|Every one||The one who bought it went plowing|
|c.f Saying 4 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|The man||The man old in days… will live||The one who lives from the living one will not see death||A man|
|A small child||His son|
(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.  I am black, but comely,
[8:12b] O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
(c.f. Thomas 113)
[8:13] Thou that dwellest in the gardens,
Jesus said, "Whoever
world and becomes
let him renounce the
(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?"
|The king hath brought me into his chambers||Thou that dwellest in the gardens|
you... The birds... will precede
you... the fish will precede you
||Draw me... We will run after thee||Must have... keep... dwellest||Finds... rolled up... finds|
|The kingdom is inside of you||The king hath brought me into his chambers||Thou that dwellest in the gardens||Lives
from the living one...
Whoever... is superior
|You will become known||We will be glad and rejoice in thee||Thou that dwellest in the gardens||Finds himself|
|You will realize||We will remember||Solomon
( Hebrew = peace )
|You who are the sons of the living father||Thy love||The fruit||Himself... the one who lives from the living one|
|Poverty... poverty||I am black||Must have a thousand||The world... rich... the world... the world|
|c.f Saying 3 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|When you come to know yourselves||Whoever
|You dwell in poverty||Rather,
the kingdom is inside of you,
and it is outside of you.
of the father is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it
Jesus said, "Let
seeking until he finds. When he finds, he
troubled. When he becomes
troubled, he will be astonished,
rule over the All."
[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.
[8:13b] the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
(112) Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."
|He will rule||The virgins love thee||The companions hearken||The soul... depends|
|Continue seeking until he finds||Thy love is better than wine... as ointment poured forth||Hearken
to thy voice... hear
depends... Woe... depends
|He will become troubled... astonished||Therefore... virgins love thee||Cause me to hear it||Woe
to the soul
|He will rule over the All||Thy name is as ointment poured forth||Cause me||Depends...
|c.f Saying 2 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|He will become troubled||Woe to the soul|
(1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."
song of songs, which is Solomon's
(c.f. Thomas 1)
[1:2] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:
| Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.||(113)
His disciples said to him,
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."
|Whoever finds... will... experience||Kiss me with... kisses||Make haste, my beloved||When will the kingdom come?|
|These sayings||The song of songs... mouth||Spices||It will not be a matter of saying|
|Not experience death||Solomon = Peace (Or two becoming one - Thomas 22, 106)||My beloved... the mountain||The kingdom... the kingdom... the earth|
|c.f Saying 1 in The Gospel of Thomas Joint Spirit-Body|
|(Not see death)||Not
see it (i.e, the kingdom)
|Not experience death||The kingdom... here it is... the kingdom... upon the earth|
living Jesus", "A living spirit" and
"take up his cross" together for the spiritual body, Thomas 55, Prologue, and 114 .
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.
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.
|The living Jesus||A living spirit|
|The Gospel of Thomas Side by Side with Song of Solomon|
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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
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"The Preaching of Jesus Christ", "The Gospel of God", "The Word of God",
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ", and " The Everlasting Gospel."
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