Gospel of Thomas, Prologue + Saying 1

Lambdin (1988)
P These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke
and which Judas Didymos Thomas wrote down.
1 And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation
of these sayings will not experience death."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
P These are the secret words which the living Jesus spoke,
and which Didymus Judas Thomas wrote down.
1 And he said: He who shall find the interpretation
of these words shall not taste of death.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
P These are the hidden words that the living Jesus spoke.
And Didymos Judas Thomas wrote them down.
1 And he said: "Whoever finds the meaning
of these words will not taste of death."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 2

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
2.1 "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds.
2.2 When he finds, he will become troubled.
2.3 When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished,
2.4 and he will rule over the all."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
2.1 He who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds;
2.2 and when he finds he will be troubled,
2.3 and when he is troubled he will be amazed,
2.4 and he will reign over the All.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
2.1 "The one who seeks should not cease seeking until he finds.
2.2 And when he finds, he will be dismayed.
2.3 And when he is dismayed, he will be astonished.
2.4 And he will be king over the All."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 3

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
3.1 "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,'
then the birds of the sky will precede you.
3.2 If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you.
3.3 Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you.
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3.4 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.
3.5 But if you will not know yourselves,
you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
3.1 If those who lead you say to you: See, the kingdom is in heaven,
then the birds of the heaven will go before you;
3.2 if they say to you: It is in the sea, then the fish will go before you.
3.3 But the kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you.
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3.4 When you know yourselves, then you will be known,
and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father.
3.5 But if you do not know yourselves,
then you are in poverty, and you are poverty.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
3.1 "If those who lead you say to you: 'Look, the kingdom is in the sky!'
then the birds of the sky will precede you.
3.2 If they say to you: 'It is in the sea,' then the fishes will precede you.
3.3 Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you."
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3.4 "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known,
and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
3.5 But if you do not come to know yourselves,
then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 4

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
4.1 "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.
4.2 For many who are first will become last,
4.3 and they will become one and the same."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
4.1 The man aged in days will not hesitate to ask a little child
of seven days about the place of life, and he shall live;
4.2 for there are many first who shall be last,
4.3 and they will become a single one.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
4.1 "The man old in his days will not hesitate to ask a child
seven days old about the place of life, and he will live.
4.2 For many who are first will become last,
4.3 and they will become a single one."
('person' changed to 'man' in 4.1 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 5

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
5.1 "Recognize what is in your (sg.) sight,
and that which is hidden from you (sg.) will become plain to you (sg.).
5.2 For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
5.1 Recognize what is before you,
and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you;
5.2 for there is nothing hidden that will not be made manifest.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
5.1 "Come to know what is in front of you,
and that which is hidden from you will become clear to you.
5.2 For there is nothing hidden that will not become manifest."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 6

Lambdin (1988)
6.1 His disciples questioned him, and said to him,
6.1a "Do you want us to fast?
6.1b How shall we pray?
6.1c Shall we give alms?
6.1d What diet shall we observe?"
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6.2 Jesus said, "Do not tell lies,
6.3 and do not do what you hate,
6.4 for all things are plain in the sight of heaven.
6.5 For nothing hidden will not become manifest,
6.6 and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
6.1 His disciples asked him (and) said to him:
6.1a Do you want us to fast?
6.1b And how shall we pray
6.1c (and) give alms?
6.1d What diet should we observe?
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6.2 Jesus said: Do not lie,
6.3 and what you abhor, do not do;
6.4 for all things are manifest in the sight of heaven;
6.5 for there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed,
6.6 and there is nothing covered which will remain without being uncovered.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
6.1 His disciples questioned him, (and) they said to him:
6.1a "Do you want us to fast?
6.1b And how should we pray
6.1c and give alms?
6.1d And what diet should we observe?"
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6.2 Jesus said: "Do not lie.
6.3 And do not do what you hate.
6.4 For everything is disclosed in view of .
6.5 For there is nothing hidden that will not become revealed.
6.6 And there is nothing covered that will remain undisclosed."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 7

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
7.1 "Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man;
7.2a and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes,
7.2b and the lion becomes man."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
7.1a Blessed is the lion which the man eats,
7.1b and the lion will become man;
7.2a and cursed is the man whom the lion eats,
7.2b and the lion will become man.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
7.1a "Blessed is the lion that a person will eat
7.1b and the lion will become human.
7.2a And anathema is the person whom a lion will eat
7.2b and the lion will become human."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 8

Lambdin (1988)
And he said,
8.1 "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.
8.2 Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish.
8.3 He threw all the small fish back into the sea
and chose the large fish without difficulty.
8.4 Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
And he said:
8.1 Man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea;
he drew it up from the sea full of small fish;
8.2 among them he found a large good fish, the wise fisherman;
8.3 he threw all the small fish into the sea,
he chose the large fish without difficulty.
8.4 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
And he says:
8.1 "The human being is like a sensible fisherman who cast his net into the sea
and drew it up from the sea filled with little fish.
8.2 Among them the sensible fisherman found a large, fine fish.
8.3 He threw all the little fish back into the sea,
(and) he chose the large fish effortlessly.
8.4 Whoever has ears to hear should hear."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 9

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
9.1 "Now the sower went out,
took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them.
9.2 Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them.
9.3 Others fell on rock, did not take root in the soil,
and did not produce ears.
9.4 And others fell on thorns;
they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them.
9.5 And others fell on the good soil, and it produced good fruit;
it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
9.1 "Look, a sower went out,
he filled his hand (and) cast (the seed).
9.2 Some fell upon the road; the birds came, they gathered them.
9.3 Others fell upon the rock, and struck no root in the ground,
nor did they produce any ears.
9.4 And others fell on the thorns;
they choked the seed and the worm ate them.
9.5 And others fell on the good earth, and it produced good fruit;
it yielded sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
9.1 "Look, a sower went out.
He filled his hands (with seeds), (and) he scattered (them).
9.2 Some fell on the path, and the birds came and pecked them up.
9.3 Others fell on the rock, and did not take root in the soil,
and they did not put forth ears.
9.4 And others fell among the thorns,
they choked the seeds, and worms ate them.
9.5 And others fell on good soil, and it produced good fruit.
It yielded sixty per measure and one hundred twenty per measure."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 10

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, ""I have cast fire upon the world,
and see, I am guarding it until it blazes."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: I have cast a fire upon the world,
and see, I watch over it until it is ablaze.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: I have cast a fire upon the world,
and see, I am guarding it until it is blazes."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 11

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
11.1 "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away.
11.2 The dead are not alive, and the living will not die.
11.3a In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive.
11.3b When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do?
11.4a On the day when you were one, you became two.
11.4b But when you become two, what will you do?"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
11.1 This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away;
11.2 and those who are dead are not alive, and those who are living will not die.
11.3a In the days when you ate of what is dead, you made of it what is living.
11.3b When you come to be light, what will you do?
11.4a On the day when you were one, you became two.
11.4b But when you have become two, what will you do?


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
11.1 "This heaven will pass away, and the (heaven) above it will pass away.
11.2 And the dead are not alive, and the living will not die.
11.3a In the days when you consumed what was dead, you made it alive.
11.3b When you are in the light, what will you do?
11.4a On the day when you were one, you became two.
11.4b But when you become two, what will you do?"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 12

Lambdin (1988)
12.1 The disciples said to Jesus,
"We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?"
12.2 Jesus said to them,
"Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous,
for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
12.1 The disciples said to Jesus:
We know that you will depart from us; who is it who will be great over us?
12.2 Jesus said to them:
Wherever you have come, you will go to James the Just,
for whose sake heaven and earth came into being.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
12.1 The disciples said to Jesus:
"We know that you will depart from us. Who (then) will rule over us?"
12.2 Jesus said to them:
"No matter where you came from, you should go to James the Just,
for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 13

Lambdin (1988)
13.1 Jesus said to his disciples,
"Compare me to someone and tell me whom I am like."
13.2 Simon Peter said to him, "You are like a righteous angel."
13.3 Matthew said to him, "You are like a wise philosopher."
13.4 Thomas said to him,
"Master, my mouth is wholly incapable to saying whom you are like."
13.5 Jesus said, "I am not your (sg.) master. Because you (sg.) have drunk,
you have become intoxicated from the bubbling spring which I have measured out."
13.6 And he took him and withdrew, and told him three things.
13.7 When Thomas returned to his companions,
they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?"
13.8 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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
13.1 Jesus said to his disciples:
Compare me, tell me whom I am like.
13.2 Simon Peter said to him: You are like a righteous angel.
13.3 Matthew said to him: You are like a wise philosopher.
13.4 Thomas said to him:
Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom you are like.
13.5 Jesus said: I am not your master, for you have drunk,
and have become drunk from the bubbling spring which I have caused to gush forth (?).
13.6 And he took him, withdrew, (and) spoke to him three words.
13.7 Now when Thomas came (back) to his companions,
they asked him: What did Jesus say to you?
13.8 Thomas said to them:
If I tell you one of the words which he said to me,
you will take up stones (and) throw them at me;
and a fire will come out of the stones (and) burn you up.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
13.1 Jesus said to his disciples:
"Compare me, tell me whom I am like.
13.2 Simon Peter said to him: "You are like a just messenger."
13.3 Matthew said to him: "You are like a (especially) wise philosopher."
13.4 Thomas said to him:
"Teacher, my mouth will not bear at all to say whom you are like."
13.5 Jesus said: "I am not your teacher. For you have drunk,
you have become intoxicated at the bubbling spring that I have measured out."
13.6 And he took him, (and) withdrew, (and) he said three words to him.
13.7 But when Thomas came back to his companions,
they asked him: "What did Jesus say to you?"
13.8 Thomas said to them:
"If I tell you one of the words he said to me,
you will pick up stones and throw them at me,
and fire will come out of the stones (and) burn you up."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 14

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said to them,
14.1 "If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves;
14.2 and if you pray, you will be condemned;
14.3 and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits.
14.4 When you go into any land and walk about in the districts,
if they receive you, eat what they will set before you,
and heal the sick among them.
14.5 For what goes into your mouth will not defile you,
but that which issues from your mouth - it is that which will defile you."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said to them:
14.1 If you fast, you will put a sin to your charge;
14.2 and if you pray, you will be condemned;
14.3 and if you give alms, you will do harm to your inner spirits.
14.4 And if you go into any land and walk about in the regions,
if they receive you, eat what is set before you;
heal the sick among them.
14.5 For what goes into your mouth will not defile you;
but what comes out of your mouth, that is what will defile you.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus said to them:
14.1 "If you fast, you will bring forth sin for yourselves.
14.2 And if you pray, you will be condemned.
14.3 And if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits.
14.4 "And if you go into any land and wander from place to place,
(and) if they take you in, (then) eat what they will set before you.
Heal the sick among them!
14.5 For what goes into your mouth will not defile you.
Rather, what comes out of your mouth will defile you."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 15

Lambdin (1988)
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.


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
When you see him who was not born of woman,
fall down upon your faces and worship him;
that one is your Father.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"When you see one who was not born of woman,
fall on your face (and) worship him.
That one is your Father."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 16

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said.
16.1 "Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world.
16.2 They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth:
fire, sword, and war.
16.3 For there will be five in a house; three will be against two,
and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father.
16.4 And they will stand solitary."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
16.1 Perhaps men think that I am come to cast peace upon the world;
16.2 and they do not know that I am come to cast dissensions upon the earth,
fire, sword, war.
16.3 For there will be five who are in a house; three shall be against two
and two against three, the father against the son and the son against the father,
16.4 and they shall stand as solitaries.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
16.1 "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the earth.
16.2 But they do not know that I have come to cast dissension upon the earth:
fire, sword, war.
16.3 For there will be five in one house: there will be three against two
and two against three, father against son and son against father.
16.4 And they will stand as solitary ones."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 17

Lambdin (1988)
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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: I will give you what no eye has seen
and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched
and what has not entered into the heart of man.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "I will give you what no eye has seen,
and what no ear has heard, and what no hand has touched,
and what has not occurred to the human mind."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 18

Lambdin (1988)
18.1 The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us how our end will be."
18.2a Jesus said, "Have you discovered, then, the beginning,
that you look for the end?
18.2b For where the beginning is, there the end will be.
18.3a Blessed is he who will take his place in the beginning;
18.3b he will know the end and will not experience death."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
18.1 The disciples said to Jesus: Tell us how our end will be.
18.2a Jesus said: Since you have discovered the beginning,
why do you seek the end?
18.2b For where the beginning is, there the end will be.
18.3a Blessed is he who shall stand at the beginning (in the beginning),
18.3b and he shall know the end, and shall not taste death.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
18.1 The disciples said to Jesus: "Tell us how our end will be."
18.2a Jesus said: "Have you already discovered the beginning,
that you are now asking about the end?
18.2b For where the beginning is, there the end will be (too).
18.3a Blessed is he who will stand in the beginning.
18.3b And he will know the end, and he will not taste death."
(Parentheses added around extra word 'too' --MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 19

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
19.1 "Blessed is he who came into being before he came into being.
19.2 If you become my disciples and listen to my words,
these stones will minister to you.
19.3 For there are five trees for you in Paradise
which remain undisturbed summer and winter,
and whose leaves do not fall.
19.4 Whoever becomes acquainted with them will not experience death."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
19.1 Blessed is he who was before he came into being.
19.2 If you become disciples to me (and) listen to my words,
these stones will minister to you.
19.3 For you have five trees in Paradise
which do not change, either in summer or in winter,
and their leaves do not fall.
19.4 He who knows them shall not taste of death.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
19.1 "Blessed is he who was, before he came into being.
19.2 If you become disciples of mine (and) listen to my words,
these stones will serve you.
19.3 For you have five trees in Paradise
that do not change during summer (and) winter,
and their leaves do not fall.
19.4 Whoever comes to know them will not taste death."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 20

Lambdin (1988)
20.1 The disciples said to Jesus,
"Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like."
20.2 He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed.
20.3 It is the smallest of all seeds.
20.4 But when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant,
and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
20.1 The disciples said to Jesus:
Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like.
20.2 He said to them: It is like a grain of mustard-seed,
20.3 the smallest of all seeds;
20.4 but when it falls on tilled ground, it puts forth a great branch
and becomes shelter for the birds of heaven.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
20.1 The disciples said to Jesus:
"Tell us whom the kingdom of heaven is like!"
20.2 He said to them: "It is like a mustard seed.
20.3 <It> is the smallest of all seeds.
20.4 But when it falls on cultivated soil, it produces a large branch
(and) becomes shelter for birds of the sky."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 21

Lambdin (1988)
21.1 Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are your disciples like?"
21.2 He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field which is not theirs.
21.3 When the owners of the field come, they will say, 'Let us have back our field.'
21.4 They (will) undress in their presence, in order to let them have back their field
and to give it back to them.
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21.5 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.
21.6 You (pl.), then, be on your guard against the world.
21.7 Arm yourselves with great strength,
lest the robbers find a way to come to you,
21.8* for the difficulty which you expect will (surely) materialize.
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21.9* Let there be among you a man of understanding.
21.10* When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it.
21.11* Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
21.1 Mariham said to Jesus: Whom are your disciples like?
21.2 He said: They are like little children who have settled in a field which does not belong to them.
21.3 When the owners of the field come, they will say: Leave us our field.
21.4 They are naked before them, in order to leave it to them
and give them (back) their field.
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21.5 Therefore I say:
If the master of the house knows that the thief is coming,
he will keep watch before he comes,
and will not let him dig through into his house of his kingdom
to carry off his things.
21.6 You, then, be watchful over against the world;
21.7 gird your loins with great strength,
that the robbers may find no way to come at you.
21.8* For the advantage for which you look, they will find.
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21.9* May there be among you a man of understanding!
21.10* When the fruit ripened, he came quickly, his sickle in hand, and reaped it.
21.11* He who has ears to hear, let him hear.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
21.1 Mary said to Jesus: "Whom are your disciples like?"
21.2 He said: "They are like servants who are entrusted with a field that is not theirs.
21.3 When the owners of the field arrive, they will say: 'Let us have our field.'
21.4 (But) they are naked in their presence so as to let them have it,
(and thus) to give them their field."
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21.5 "That is why I say:
When the master of the house learns that the thief is about to come,
he will be on his guard before he comes
(and) will not let him break into his house, his domain,
to carry away his possessions.
21.6 (But) you, be on guard against the world!
21.7 Gird your loins with great strength,
so that the robbers will not find a way to get to you.
21.8* For the necessities for which you wait (with longing) will be found.
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21.9* There ought to be a wise person among you!
21.10* When the fruit was ripe, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand, (and) he harvested it.
21.11* Whoever has ears to hear should hear."
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*The numbering above follows what has become the standard since 1996. Before then, L21
was divided into 10 subsayings, with (old) 21.7 being a combination of 21.7 and 21.8 as above.
So new 21.8 = 2nd part of old 21.7, new 21.9 = old 21.8, new 21.10 = old 21.9, and new 21.11
= old 21.10. My line-by-line follows the older numbering, simply because it was current at the
time the line-by-line was created.

Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 22

Lambdin (1988)
22.1 Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples,
22.2 "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."
22.3 They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?"
22.4 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,
22.5 and when you make the male and the female one and the same,
so that the male not be male, nor the female female;
22.6 and you fashion eyes in 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;
22.7 then you will enter [the kingdom]."
(Brackets added around 'the kingdom' - MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
22.1 Jesus saw some infants who were being suckled. He said to his disciples:
22.2 These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.
22.3 They said to him: If we then become children, shall we enter the kingdom?
22.4 Jesus said to them: When you make the two one,
and when you make the inside as the outside,
and the outside as the inside, and the upper as the lower,
22.5 and when you make the male and the female into a single one,
so that the male is not male and the female not female,
22.6 and when you make eyes in place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand,
and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image,
22.7 then shall you enter [the kingdom].


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
22.1 Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples:
22.2 "These little ones being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom."
22.3 They said to him: "Then will we enter the kingdom as little ones?"
22.4 Jesus said to them: "When you make the two into one
and when you make the inside like the outside
and the outside like the inside and the above like the below -
22.5 that is, to make the male and the female into a single one,
so that the male will not be male and the female will not be female -
22.6 and when you make eyes instead of an eye and a hand instead of a hand
and a foot instead of a foot, an image instead of an image,
22.7 then you will enter [the kingdom]."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 23

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
23.1 "I shall choose you, one out of a thousand,
and two out of ten thousand,
23.2 and they shall stand as a single one."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
(same as Lambdin)


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
23.1 "I will choose you, one from a thousand
and two from ten thousand.
23.2 And they will stand as a single one."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 24

Lambdin (1988)
24.1 His disciples said, "Show us the place where you are,
since it is necessary for us to seek it."
24.2 He said to them, "Whoever has ears, let him hear.
24.3 There is light within a man of light, and he lights up the whole world.
If he does not shine, he is darkness."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
24.1 His disciples said: Teach us about the place where you are,
for it is necessary for us to seek it.
24.2 He said to them: He who has ears, let him hear!
24.3 There is light within a man of light, and he lights the whole world.
If he does not shine, there is darkness.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
24.1 His disciples said: "Show us the place where you are,
because it is necessary for us to seek it."
24.2 He said to them: "Whoever has ears should hear!
24.3 Light exists inside a man of light, and he shines on the whole world.
If he does not shine, there is darkness."
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('person' changed to 'man'. If, however, the pronouns are taken to be referring
to the light rather than to the "man of light", which Patt-Rob note as a possibility,
then 'he' would become 'it' and 'person of light' would be acceptable. --MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 25

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
25.1 "Love your (sg.) brother like your (sg.) soul;
25.2 guard him like the pupil of your (sg.) eye."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
25.1 Love your brother as your soul;
25.2 watch over him like the apple of your eye.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
25.1 "Love your brother like your life!
25.2 Protect him like the apple of your eye!"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 26

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
26.1 "You (sg., passim) see the mote in your brother's eye,
but you do not see the beam in your own eye.
26.2 When you cast the beam out of your own eye,
then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother's eye."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
26.1 You see the mote which is in your brother's eye;
but you do not see the beam which is in your own eye.
26.2 When you cast out the beam from your own eye,
then you will see (clearly) to cast out the mote from your brother's eye.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
26.1 "You see the splinter that is in your brother's eye,
but you do not see the beam that is in your (own) eye.
26.2 When you remove the beam from your (own) eye,
then you will see clearly (enough) to remove the splinter from your brother's eye."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 27

Lambdin (1988)
27.1 "If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the kingdom.
27.2 If you do not observe the Sabbath as a Sabbath, you will not see the Father.
(Translator's insertion 'Jesus said' has been removed --MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
27.1 If you do not fast to the world, you will not find the kingdom;
27.2 if you do not keep the Sabbath as Sabbath, you will not see the Father.
(Translator's insertion 'Jesus said' has been removed --MWG)


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
27.1 "If you do not abstain from the world, you will not find the kingdom.
27.2 If you do not make the Sabbath into a Sabbath, you will not see the Father."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 28

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
28.1 "I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh.
28.2 I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty.
28.3a And my soul became afflicted for the sons of men,
because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight;
28.3b for empty they came into the world,
and empty too they seek to leave the world.
28.4 But for the moment they are intoxicated.
When they shake off their wine, then they will repent."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
28.1 I stood in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in the flesh.
28.2 I found them all drunk; I found none of them thirsting,
28.3a and my soul was afflicted for the sons of men;
for they are blind in their heart, and they do not see
28.3b that they came empty into the world,
(and) empty they seek to leave the world again.
28.4 But now they are drunk.
When they have thrown off their wine, they will repent.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
28.1 "I stood in the middle of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them.
28.2 I found all of them drunk. None of them did I find thirsty.
28.3a And my soul ached for the children of humanity,
because they are blind in their heart, and they cannot see;
28.3b for they came into the world empty,
(and) they also seek to depart from the world empty.
28.4 But now they are drunk.
(But) when they shake off their wine, then they will change their mind."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 29

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
29.1 "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder.
29.2 But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.
29.3 Indeed I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
29.1 If the flesh came into existence because of the spirit, it is a marvel.
29.2 But if the spirit (came into existence) because of the body, it is a marvel of marvels.
29.3 But as for me, I wonder at this, how this great wealth made its home in this poverty.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
29.1 "If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder.
29.2 But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.
29.3 Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 30

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
30.1 "Where there are three gods, they are gods.
30.2 Where there are two or one, I am with him."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
30.1 Where there are three gods, they are gods;
30.2 where there are two or one, I am with him.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
30.1 "Where there are three gods, they are gods.
30.2 Where there are two or one, I am with him."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 31

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
31.1 "No prophet is accepted in his (own) village;
31.2 no physician heals those who know him."
(Parentheses added - MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
31.1 No prophet is accepted in his (own) village,
31.2 no doctor heals those who know him.
(Parentheses added - MWG)


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
31.1 "No prophet is accepted in his (own) village.
31.2 A physician does not heal those who know him."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 32

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, "A city being built on a high mountain,
and fortified, cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: A city that is built on a high mountain
and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "A city built upon a high mountain
(and) fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 33

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
33.1 "Preach from your (pl.) housetops
that which you (sg.) will hear in your (sg.) ear.
33.2 For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a <bushel>,
nor does he put it in a hidden place,
33.3 but rather he sets it on a lampstand,
so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
33.1 What you hear with your ear (and) with the other ear,
proclaim it on your roof-tops.
33.2 For no one lights a lamp to set it under a bushel,
or to put it in a hidden place;
33.3 but he sets it on the lamp-stand,
that all who go in and come out may see its light.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
33.1 "What you will hear with your ear {with the other ear}
proclaim from your rooftops.
33.2 For no one lights a lamp (and) puts it under a bushel,
nor does he put it in a hidden place.
33.3 Rather, he puts it on a lampstand,
so that everyone who comes in and goes out will see its light."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 34

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"If a blind man leads a blind man, they will both fall into a pit."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
If a blind man leads a blind man, they both fall into a pit.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"If a blind (person) leads a blind (person), both will fall into a pit."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 35

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
35.1 "It is not possible for anyone to enter the house of a strong man
and take it by force, unless he binds his hands;
35.2 then he will (be able to) ransack his house."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
35.1 It is not possible for anyone to go into the strong man's house
(and) take it by force, unless he binds his hands;
35.2 then will he plunder his house.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
35.1 "It is not possible for someone to enter the house of a strong (man)
(and) take it by force unless he binds his hands.
35.2 Then he will loot his house."
('person' changed to 'man' in 35.1 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 36

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, "Do not be concerned from morning until evening
and from evening until morning, about what you will wear."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: Be not anxious from morning to evening
and from evening to morning about what you shall put on.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "Do not worry from morning to evening
and from evening to morning about what you will wear."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 37

Lambdin (1988)
37.1 His disciples said,
"When will you become revealed to us and when shall we see you?"
37.2 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,
37.3 then [will you see] the son of the living one, and you will not be afraid."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
37.1 His disciples said:
On what day will you be revealed to us, and on what day shall we see you?
37.2 Jesus said: When you unclothe yourselves and are not ashamed,
and take your garments and lay them beneath your feet
like the little children (and) trample on them,
37.3 then [you will see] the Son of the Living One, and you will not be afraid.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
37.1 His disciples said:
"When will you appear to us, and when will we see you?"
37.2 Jesus said: "When you undress without being ashamed
(and) take your clothes and put them under your feet
like little children (and) trample on them,
37.3 then [you] will see the son of the Living One, and you will not be afraid."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 38

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
38.1 "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.
38.2 There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
38.1 Many times have you desired to hear these words which I speak to you,
and you have no other from whom to hear them.
38.2 Days will come when you will seek me (and) you will not find me.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
38.1 "Many times you have desired to hear these words,
these that I am speaking to you,
and you have no one else from whom to hear them.
38.2 There will be days when you will seek me, (and) you will not find me."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 39

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
39.1 "The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys
of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them.
39.2 They themselves have not entered,
nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to.
39.3 You, however, be as wise as serpents, and as innocent as doves."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
39.1 The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys
of knowledge (and) have hidden them.
39.2 They did not go in, and those who wished to go in they did not allow.
39.3 But you, be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
39.1 "The Pharisees and the scribes have received the keys
of knowledge, (but) they have hidden them.
39.2 Neither have they entered,
nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to.
39.3 You, however, be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves!"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 40

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
40.1 "A grapevine has been planted outside of the Father,
40.2 but, being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
40.1 A vine has been planted outside of the Father;
40.2 and since it is not established, it will be plucked out with its roots (and) will perish.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
40.1 "A grapevine was planted outside (the vineyard of) the Father.
40.2 And since it is not supported, it will be pulled up by its root (and) will perish."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 41

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
41.1 "Whoever has something in his hand will receive more,
41.2 and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little he has."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
41.1 He who has in his hand, to him shall be given;
41.2 and he who has not, from him shall be taken even the little that he has.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
41.1 "Whoever has (something) in his hand, (something more) will be given to him.
41.2 And whoever has nothing, even the little he has will be taken from him."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 42

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, "Become passers-by."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
(same as Lambdin)


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
(same as Lambdin)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 43

Lambdin (1988)
43.1 His disciples said to him, "Who are you, that you should say these things to us?"
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43.2 "You do not realize who I am from what I say to you,
43.3a but you have become like the Jews,
43.3b for they (either) love the tree and hate its fruit
43.3c (or) love the fruit and hate the tree."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
43.1 His disciples said to him: Who are you, that you say these things to us?
(Translator's insertion 'Jesus said to them' removed -- MWG)
43.2 From what I say to you, do you not know who I am?
43.3a But you have become like the Jews;
43.3b for they love the tree (and) hate its fruit,
43.3c and they love the fruit (and) hate the tree.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
43.1 His disciples said to him: "Who are you to say this to us?"
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43.2 "Do you not realize from what I say to you who I am?
43.3a But you have become like the Jews!
43.3b They love the tree, (but) they hate its fruit.
43.3c Or they love the fruit, (but) they hate the tree."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 44

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
44.1 "Whoever blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven,
44.2 and whoever blasphemes against the Son will be forgiven,
44.3 but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit
will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
44.1 He who blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven,
44.2 and he who blasphemes against the Son will be forgiven;
44.3 but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
44.1 "Whoever blasphemes against the Father, it will be forgiven him.
44.2 And whoever blasphemes against the Son, it will be forgiven him.
44.3 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit,
it will not be forgiven him, neither on earth nor in heaven."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 45

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
45.1 "Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs gathered from thistles,
for they do not produce fruit.
45.2 A good man brings forth good from his storehouse;
45.3 an evil man brings forth evil things from his evil storehouse,
which is in his heart, and says evil things.
45.4 For out of the abundance of the heart, he brings forth evil things."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
45.1 Grapes are not harvested from thorn-bushes, nor are figs gathered from hawthorns,
[f]or they yield no fruit.
45.2 [A go]od man brings forth good from his treasure;
45.3 a bad man brings forth evil things from his evil treasure,
which is in his heart, and he says evil things,
45.4 for out of the abundance of his heart he brings forth evil things.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
45.1 "Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs picked from thistles,
for they do not produce fruit.
45.2 A good man brings forth good from his treasure.
45.3 A bad man brings (forth) evil from the bad treasure
that is in his heart, and (in fact) he speaks evil.
45.4 For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil."
('person' changed to 'man' in 45.2-3 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 46

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
46.1 "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).
46.2 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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
46.1 From Adam to John the Baptist there is among the children of women
none higher than John the Baptist,
for his eyes were not destroyed (?).
46.2 But I have said: Whoever among you becomes small
will know the kingdom and will be higher than John.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
46.1 "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women
there is no one who surpasses John the Baptist
so that his (i.e., John's) eyes need not be downcast.
46.2 But I have (also) said: 'Whoever among you becomes little
will know the kingdom and will surpass John.'"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 47

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
47.1 "It is impossible for a man to mount two horses or to stretch two bows.
47.2 And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters;
otherwise, he will honor the one, and treat the other contemptuously.
47.3 No man drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine.
47.4 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.
47.5 An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because a tear would result."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
47.1 It is not possible for a man to ride two horses or stretch two bows;
47.2 and it is not possible for a servant to serve two masters,
unless he honours the one and insults the other.
47.3 No one drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine.
47.4 And new wine is not poured into old wineskins, lest they burst;
nor is old wine poured into a new wineskin, lest it spoil.
47.5 An old patch is not sewn on a new garment, for a rent would result.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
47.1 "It is impossible for a person to mount two horses and to stretch two bows.
47.2 And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters.
Else he will honor the one and insult the other.
47.3 No person drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine.
47.4 And new wine is not put into old wineskins, so that they do not burst;
nor is old wine put into (a) new wineskin, so that it does not spoil it.
47.5 An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, because a tear will result."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 48

Lambdin (1988)
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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
If two make peace with one another in this one house,
they will say to the mountain: Be removed, and it will be removed.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"If two make peace with one another in one and the same house,
(then) they will say to the mountain: 'Move away,' and it will move away."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 49

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
49.1 "Blessed are the solitary and elect,
for you will find the kingdom.
49.2 For you are from it, and to it you will return."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
49.1 Blessed are the solitary and the elect,
for you will find the kingdom,
49.2 for you came forth from it, (and) you will return to it again.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
49.1 "Blessed are the solitary ones, the elect.
For you will find the kingdom.
49.2 For you come from it (and) will return to it."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 50

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
50.1 "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.'
50.2 If they say to you, 'Is it you?', say,
'We are its children, and we are the elect of the living Father.'
50.3 If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father in you?',
say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
50.1 If they say to you: Whence have you come?,
say to them: We have come from the light,
the place where the light came into being of itself.
It [established itself], and it revealed itself in their image.
50.2 If they say to you: Who are you?, say:
We are his sons, and we are the elect of the living Father.
50.3 If they ask you: What is the sign of your Father in you?,
say to them: It is movement and rest.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
50.1 "If they say to you: 'Where do you come from?'
(then) say to them: 'We have come from the light,
the place where the light has come into being by itself,
has established [itself] and has appeared in their image.'
50.2 If they say to you: 'Is it you?' (then) say:
'We are his children, and we are the elect of the living Father.'
50.3 If they ask you: 'What is the sign of your Father among you?'
(then) say to them: 'It is movement and repose.'"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 51

Lambdin (1988)
51.1 His disciples said to him,
"When will the repose of the dead come about,
and when will the new world come?"
51.2 He said to them,
"What you look forward to has already come,
but you do not recognize it."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
51.1 His disciples said to him:
On what day will the rest of the dead come into being,
and on what day will the new world come?
51.2 He said to them:
What you await has come, but you do not know it.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
51.1 His disciples said to him:
"When will the <resurrection> of the dead take place,
and when will the new world come?"
51.2 He said to them:
"That <resurrection> which you are awaiting has (already) come,
but you do not recognize it."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 52

Lambdin (1988)
52.1 His disciples said to him:
"Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel,
and all of them spoke in you."
52.2 He said to them,
"You have omitted the one living in your presence,
and have spoken (only) of the dead."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
52.1 His disciples said to him:
Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel,
and they all spoke of you.
52.2 He said to them:
You have abandoned the living one before your eyes,
and spoken about the dead.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
52.1 His disciples said to him:
"Twenty-four prophets have spoken in Israel,
and all (of them) have spoken through you."
52.2 He said to them:
"You have pushed away the living (one) from yourselves,
and you have begun to speak of those who are dead."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 53

Lambdin (1988)
53.1 His disciples said to him,
"Is circumcision beneficial or not?"
53.2 He said to them, "If it were beneficial,
their father would beget them already circumcised from their mother.
53.3 Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become completely profitable."


Lambdin (1988)
53.1 His disciples said to him:
Is circumcision useful or not?
53.2 He said to them: If it were useful,
their father would beget them from their mother (already) circumcised.
53.3 But the true circumcision in the Spirit has proved useful in every way.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
53.1 His disciples said to him:
"Is circumcision beneficial, or not?"
53.2 He said to them: "If it were beneficial,
their father would beget them circumcized from their mother.
53.3 But the true circumcision in the spirit has prevailed over everything."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 54

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to you."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 55

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
55.1 "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother
cannot become a disciple to me.
55.2 And whoever does not hate his brothers and sisters,
and take up his cross in my way, will not be worthy of me."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
55.1 He who does not hate his father and his mother
cannot be a disciple to me.
55.2 And (he who does not) hate his brothers and sisters
and take up his cross like me, will not be worthy of me.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
55.1 "Whoever does not hate his father and his mother
cannot become a disciple of mine.
55.2 And whoever does not hate his brothers and his sisters,
(and) will not take up his cross as I do, will not be worthy of me."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 56

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
56.1 "Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse,
56.2 and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
56.1 He who has known the world has found a corpse;
56.2 and he who has found a corpse, the world is not worthy of him.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
56.1 "Whoever has come to know the world has found a corpse.
56.2 And whoever has found (this) corpse, of him the world is not worthy."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 57

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
57.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like a man who had [good] seed.
57.2 His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed.
57.3 The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds;
he said to them, 'I am afraid that you will go intending to pull up the weeds,
and pull up the wheat along with them.'
57.4 For on the day of the harvest, the weeds will be plainly visible,
and they will be pulled up and burned."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
57.1 The kingdom of the Father is like a man who had [good] seed.
57.2 His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed.
57.3 The man did not allow them to pull up the weeds.
He said to them: Lest you go and pull up the weeds,
(and) pull up the wheat with it.
57.4 For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be manifest;
they will be pulled up and burned.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
57.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like a man who had (good) seed.
57.2 His enemy came by night. He sowed darnel among the good seed.
57.3 The man did not allow (the servants) to pull up the darnel.
He said to them: 'Lest you go to pull up the darnel
(and then) pull up the wheat along with it.
57.4 For on the day of the harvest the darnel will be apparent
and it will be pulled up (and) burned.'"
('person' changed to 'man' in 57.1,3 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 58

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
Blessed is the man who has suffered; he has found life.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"Blessed is the man who has struggled. He has found life."
('person' changed to 'man' -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 59

Lambdin (1988)
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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: Look upon the Living One so long as you live,
that you may not die and seek to see him, and be unable to see him.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "Look for the Living One while you are alive,
so that you will not die and (then) seek to see him.
And you will not be able to see (him)."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 60

Lambdin (1988)
60.1 <They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea.
60.2 He said to his disciples, "That man is round about the lamb."
60.3 They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."
60.4 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."
60.5 They said to him, "He cannot do otherwise."
60.6 He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourselves within repose,
lest you become a corpse and be eaten."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
60.1 <They saw> a Samaritan carrying a lamb, who was going to Judaea.
60.2 He said to his disciples: (What will) this man (do) with the lamb?
60.3 They said to him: Kill it and eat it.
60.4 He said to them: While it is alive he will not eat it,
but (only) when he kills it (and) it becomes a corpse.
60.5 They said to him: Otherwise he cannot do it.
60.6 He said to them: You also, seek a place for yourselves in rest,
that you may not become a corpse and be eaten.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
60.1 <He saw> a Samaritan who was trying to steal a lamb
while he was on his way to Judea.
60.2 He said to his disciples: "That (man) is stalking the lamb."
60.3 They said to him: "So that he may kill it (and) eat it."
60.4 He said to them: "As long as it is alive he will not eat it,
but (only) when he has killed it (and) it has become a corpse."
60.5 They said: "Otherwise he cannot do it."
60.6 He said to them: "You, too, look for a place for your repose
so that you may not become a corpse (and) get eaten."
('person' changed to 'man' in 60.2 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 61

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
61.1 "Two will rest on a bed: the one will die, and the other will live."
-
61.2 Salome said, "Who are you, man,
that you have come up on my couch and eaten from my table?"
61.3 Jesus said to her,
"I am he who exists from the undivided.
I was given some of the things of my father."
-
61.4 <...> "I am your disciple."
-
61.5a <...> "Therefore I say, if he is destroyed, he will be filled with light,
61.5b but if he is divided, he will be filled with darkness."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
61.1 Two will rest upon a bed; one will die, the other live.
-
61.2 Salome said: Who are you, man, whose son?
You have mounted my bed and eaten from my table.
61.3 Jesus said to her:
I am he who comes forth from the one who is equal;
I was given of the things of my Father.
(Translator's insertion 'Salome said' removed -- MWG)
61.4 I am your disciple.
(Translator's insertion 'Jesus said to her' removed -- MWG)
61.5a Therefore I say: If he is equal, he is full of light,
61.5b but if he is divided, he will be full of darkness.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus said:
61.1 "Two will rest on a bed. The one will die, the other will live."
-
61.2 Salome said: "(So) who are you, man?
You have gotten a place on my couch as a <stranger>
and you have eaten from my table."
61.3 Jesus said to her:
"I am he who comes from the one who is (always) the same.
I have been given some of that which is my father's."
-
61.4 "I am your disciple!"
-
61.5a Therefore I say:
If someone becomes <like> (God), he will become full of light.
61.5b But if he becomes one, separated (from God),
he will become full of darkness.
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 62

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
62.1 "It is to those [who are worthy of my] mysteries that I tell my mysteries.
62.2 Do not let your (sg.) left hand know what your (sg.) right hand is going to do."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
62.1 I speak my mysteries to those [who are worthy of my] mysteries.
62.2 What your right hand does, let not your left hand know what it does.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
62.1 "I tell my mysteries to those who [are worthy] of [my] mysteries.
62.2 Whatever your right hand does,
your left hand should not know what it is doing."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 63

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
63.1 "There was a rich man who had much money.
63.2 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.'
63.3 Such were his intentions, but that same night he died.
63.4 Let him who has ears hear."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
63.1 There was a rich man who had many possessions.
63.2 He said: I will use my possessions to sow and reap and plant,
to fill my barns with fruit, that I may have need of nothing.
63.3 Those were his thoughts in his heart; and in that night he died.
63.4 He who has ears, let him hear.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
63.1 "There was a rich man who had many possessions.
63.2 He said: 'I will use my possessions so that I might sow, reap, plant,
(and) fill my storehouses with fruit so that I will not lack anything.'
63.3 This was what he was thinking in his heart.
And in that night he died.
63.4 Whoever has ears should hear."
('person' changed to 'man' in 63.1 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 64

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
64.1 "A man had received visitors. And when he had prepared the dinner,
he sent his servant to invite the guests.
64.2 He came to the first (and) said to him: "My master invites you."
64.3 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.'
64.4 He went to another, and said to him, 'My master has invited you.'
64.5 He said to him, 'I have just bought a house, and am required for the day.
I shall not have any spare time.'
64.6 He went to another, and said to him, 'My master invites you.'
64.7 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.'
64.8 He went to another, and said to him, 'My master invites you.'
64.9 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.'
64.10 The servant returned, and said to his master,
'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.'
64.11 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.'
64.12 Businessmen and merchants [will] not enter the places of my father."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
64.1 A man had guests; and when he had prepared the dinner,
he sent his servant to invite the guests.
64.2 He went to the first, and said to him: My master invites you.
64.3 He said: I have money with some merchants; they are coming to me this evening.
I will go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner.
64.4 He went to another (and) said to him: My master invites you.
64.5 He said to him: I have bought a house, and I am asked for a day.
I shall not have time.
64.6 He went to another (and) said to him: My master invites you.
64.7 He said to him: My friend is about to be married,
and I am to arrange the dinner. I shall not be able to come.
I ask to be excused from dinner.
64.8 He went to another, he said to him: My master invites you.
64.9 He said to him: I have bought a farm; I am going to collect the rent.
I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused.
64.10 The servant came back (and) said to his master:
Those whom you have invited to dinner have asked to be excused.
64.11 The master said to his servant: Go out to the roads,
bring those whom you find, that they may dine.
64.12 Traders and merchants [shall] not [enter] the places of my Father.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
64.1 "A man had guests. And when he had prepared the dinner,
he sent his servant so that he might invite the guests.
64.2 He came to the first (and) said to him: 'My master invites you.'
64.3 He said: 'I have bills for some merchants. They are coming to me this evening.
I will go (and) give instructions to them. Excuse me from the dinner.'
64.4 He came to another (and) said to him: 'My master has invited you.'
64.5 He said to him: 'I have bought a house,
and I have been called (away) for a day. I will not have time.'
64.6 He went to another (and) said to him: 'My master invites you.'
64.7 He said to him: 'My friend is going to marry,
and I am the one who is going to prepare the meal.
I will not be able to come. Excuse me from the dinner.'
64.8 He came to another (and) said to him: 'My master invites you.'
64.9 He said to him: 'I have bought a village. Since I am going to collect the rent,
I will not be able to come. Excuse me.'
64.10 The servant went away. He said to his master:
'Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.'
64.11 The master said to his servant: 'Go out on the roads.
Bring (back) whomever you find, so that they might have dinner.'
64.12 Dealers and merchants [will] not enter the places of my Father."
('person' replaced by 'man' in 64.1 --MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 65

Lambdin (1988)
65.1 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.
65.2 He sent his servant so that the tenants
might give him the produce of the vineyard.
65.3 They seized his servant and beat him, all but killing him.
The servant went back and told his master.
65.4 The master said, 'Perhaps he did not recognize them.'
65.5 He sent another servant. The tenants beat this one as well.
65.6 Then the owner sent his son, and said,
'Perhaps they will respect my son.'
65.7 Because the tenants knew that it was he who was the heir
to the vineyard, they seized him and killed him.
65.8 Let him who has ears hear."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
65.1 He said: A good man had a vineyard;
he leased it to tenants, that they might work in it
(and) he receive the fruits from them.
65.2 He sent his servant, that the tenants
might give him the fruits of the vineyard.
65.3 They seized his servant, beat him, (and) all but killed him.
The servant went away (and) told his master.
65.4 His master said: Perhaps <they> did not know <him>.
65.5 He sent another servant; the tenants beat the other also.
65.6 Then the master sent his son. He said:
Perhaps they will have respect for my son.
65.7 Those tenants, since they knew that he was the heir
of the vineyard, they seized him and killed him.
65.8 He who has ears, let him hear.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
65.1 He said: "A [...] owned a vineyard.
He gave it to some farmers so that they would work it
(and) he might receive its fruit from them.
65.2 He sent his servant so that the farmers
might give him the fruit of the vineyard.
65.3 They seized his servant, beat him, (and) almost killed him.
The servant went (back and) told his master.
65.4 His master said: 'Perhaps <they> did not recognize <him>.'
65.5 He sent another servant, (and) the farmers beat that other one as well.
65.6 Then the master sent his son (and) said:
'Perhaps they will show respect for my son.'
65.7 (But) those farmers, since they knew that he was the heir
of the vineyard, seized him (and) killed him.
65.8 Whoever has ears should hear."
('userer' replaced by ellipsis in 65.1 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 66

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"Show me the stone which the builders have rejected.
That one is the cornerstone."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
"Show me the stone which the builders rejected;
it is the cornerstone.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"Show me the stone that the builders have rejected.
It is the cornerstone."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 67

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"If one who knows the all still feels a personal deficiency,
he is completely deficient."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
He who knows the all, (but) fails (to know) himself, misses everything.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"Whoever knows all, if he is lacking one thing,
he is (already) lacking everything."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 68

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
68.1 "Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted.
68.2 Wherever you have been persecuted, they will find no place."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
68.1 Blessed are you when you are hated and persecuted,
68.2 and they will find no place where you have been persecuted.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
68.1 "Blessed are you when(ever) they hate you (and) persecute you.
68.2 But they (themselves) will find no place there
where they have persecuted you."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 69

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
69.1 "Blessed are they who have been persecuted within themselves.
It is they who have truly come to know the Father.
69.2 Blessed are the hungry, for the belly of him who desires will be filled."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
69.1 Blessed are those who have been persecuted in their heart;
these are they who have known the Father in truth.
69.2 Blessed are the hungry, for the belly of him who desires will be filled.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
69.1 "Blessed are those who have been persecuted in their heart.
They are the ones who have truly come to know the Father."
69.2 "Blessed are those who suffer from hunger
so that the belly of the one who wishes (it) will be satisfied."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 70

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
70.1 "That which you have will save you, if you bring it forth from yourselves.
70.2 That which you do not have within you
[will] kill you if you do not have it within you."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
70.1 If you have gained this within you, what you have will save you.
70.2 If you do not have this in [you],
what you do not have in you [will] kill you.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
70.1 "If you bring it into being within you, (then) that which you have will save you.
70.2 If you do not have it within you,
(then) that which you do not have within you [will] kill you."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 71

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, "I shall [destroy this] house,
and no one will be able to build it [...]"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: I will des[troy this] house,
and none shall be able to build it [again].


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "I will [destroy this] house,
and no one will be able to build it [again]."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 72

Lambdin (1988)
72.1 [A man said] to him,
"Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."
72.2 He said to him, "O man, who has made me a divider?"
72.3 He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I am not a divider, am I?"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
72.1 [A man said] to him:
Speak to me brothers, that they may divide my father's possessions with me.
72.2 He said to him: O man, who made me a divider?
72.3 He turned to his disciples. He said to them: I am not a divider, am I?


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
72.1 A [man said] to him: "Tell my brothers
that they have to divide my father's possessions with me."
72.2 He said to him: "Man, who made me a divider?"
72.3 He turned to his disciples (and) said to them:
"I am not a divider, am I?"
('person' changed to 'man' in 72.1 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 73

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, "The harvest is great, but the laborers are few.
Beseech the lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: The harvest is indeed great, but the labourers are few.
But pray the Lord, that he send forth labourers into the harvest.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "The harvest is plentiful, but there are few workers.
But beg the Lord that he may send workers into the harvest."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 74

Lambdin (1988)
He said, "O lord, there are many around the drinking trough,
but there is nothing in the <cistern>."
(pointed brackets added to 'cistern' -- MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
He said: Lord, there are many about the well,
but no one in the <well>.
(pointed brackets added to second 'well' -- MWG)


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
He said: "Lord, there are many around the well,
but there is nothing in the <well>."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 75

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said, "Many are standing at the door,
but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: There are many standing at the door,
but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "Many are standing before the door,
but it is the solitary ones who will enter the wedding hall."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 76

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
76.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like a merchant who had a
consignment of merchandise, and who discovered a pearl.
76.2 That merchant was shrewd.
He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone for himself.
76.3 You, too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure
where no moth comes near to devour, and no worm destroys."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
76.1 The kingdom of the Father is like a merchant who had a
load (of goods) and found a pearl.
76.2 That merchant was wise.
He sold the load and bought for himself the pearl alone.
76.3 You also, seek after his treasure which does not fail (but) endures,
where moth does not come near to devour nor worm to destroy.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
76.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like a merchant
who had merchandise and found a pearl.
76.2 That merchant is prudent.
He sold the goods (and) bought for himself the pearl alone.
76.3 You too look for his treasure which does not perish,
(and) which stays where no moth can reach it to eat it,
and no worm destroys it."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 77

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
77.1 "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.
-
77.2 Split a piece of wood, and I am there.
77.3 Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
77.1 I am the light that is above them all. I am the all;
the all came forth from me, and the all attained to me.
-
77.2 Cleave a (piece of) wood; I am there.
77.3 Raise up a stone, and you will find me there.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
77.1 "I am the light that is over all. I am the All.
The All came forth out of me. And to me the All has come."
-
77.2 "Split a piece of wood -- I am there.
77.3 Lift the stone, and you will find me there."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 78

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
78.1 "Why have you come out into the desert?
To see a reed shaken by the wind?
78.2 And to see a man clothed in fine garments,
[like your] kings and your great men?
78.3 Upon them are the fine garments,
and they are unable to discern the truth."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
78.1 Why did you come out into the field?
To see a reed shaken by the wind?
78.2 And to see a man clothed in soft raiment?
[Look, your] kings and your great men,
78.3 these are the ones who wear soft clothing,
and they [will] not be able to know the truth.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
78.1 "Why did you go out to the countryside?
To see a reed shaken by the wind,
78.2 and to see a person dressed in soft clothing
[like your] kings and your great persons?
78.3 They are dressed in soft clothing
and will not be able to recognize the truth."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 79

Lambdin (1988)
79.1 A woman from the crowd said to him,
"Blessed are the womb which bore you
and the breasts which nourished you."
79.2 He said to [her], "Blessed are those who have heard
the word of the father (and) have truly kept it.
79.3 For there will be days when you (pl.) will say,
'Blessed are the womb which has not conceived
and the breasts which have not given milk.'"
(I've added parens around 'and' above - MG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
79.1 A woman in the crowd said to him:
Blessed is the womb which bore you,
and the breasts which nourished you.
79.2 He said to [her]: Blessed are those who have heard
the word of the Father (and) have kept it in truth.
79.3 For there will be days when you will say:
Blessed is the womb which has not conceived,
and the breasts which have not given suck.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
79.1 A woman in the crowd said to him:
"Hail to the womb that carried you
and to the breasts that fed you."
79.2 He said to [her]: "Hail to those who have heard
the word of the Father (and) have truly kept it.
79.3 For there will be days when you will say:
"Hail to the womb that has not conceived
and to the breasts that have not given milk."


Grondin Informal (2008)
79.1 A woman in the crowd said to him:
"Blest is the belly that bore you,
and the breasts that nourished you."
79.2 He said to [her], "Blest are they who've listened to
the Word of the Father; they have truly watched over it.
79.3 For there are days coming when you'll (all) say,
'Blest is the belly that hasn't conceived,
and the breasts that haven't given milk.'"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 80

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
80.1 "He who has recognized the world has found the body,
80.2 but he who has found the body is superior to the world."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
80.1 He who has known the world has found the body;
80.2 and he who has found the body, the world is not worthy of him.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
80.1 "Whoever has come to know the world has found the (dead) body.
80.2 But whoever has found the (dead) body, of him the world is not worthy."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 81

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
81.1 "Let him who has grown rich be king,
81.2 and let him who possesses power renounce (it)."
(Parens added around 'it' -- MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
81.1 He who has become rich, let him become king,
81.2 and he who has power, let him renounce (it).


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
81.1 "Whoever has become rich should be king.
81.2 And the one who has power should renounce (it)."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 82

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
82.1 "He who is near me is near the fire,
82.2 and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
82.1 He who is near to me is near the fire,
82.2 and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
82.1 "He who is near me is near the fire.
82.2 And he who is far from me is far from the kingdom."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 83

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
83.1 "The images are manifest to man, but the light in them
remains concealed in the image of the light of the Father.
83.2 He will become manifest,
but his image will remain concealed by his light."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
83.1 The images are revealed to man, and the light which is in them
is hidden in the image of the light of the Father.
83.2 He will reveal himself,
and his image is hidden by his light.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
83.1 "The images are visible to humanity,
but the light within them is hidden in the image.
83.2 {}The light of the Father will reveal itself
but his image is hidden by his light."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 84

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
84.1 "When you see your likeness, you rejoice.
84.2 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!"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
84.1 When you see your likeness, you rejoice.
84.2 But when you see your images which came into existence before you,
which neither die nor are made manifest, how much will you bear?


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
84.1 "When you see your likeness, you are full of joy.
84.2 But when you see your likenesses that came into existence before you
-- they neither die nor become manifest -- how much will you bear?"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 85

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
85.1 "Adam came into being from a great power and a great wealth,
but he did not become worthy of you.
85.2 For had he been worthy, [he would] not [have experienced] death."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
85.1 Adam came into being out of a great power and a great wealth,
and he was not worthy of you;
85.2 for if he had been worthy, [he would] not [have tasted] of death.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
85.1 "Adam came from a great power and great wealth.
But he did not become worthy of you.
85.2 For if he had been worthy, (then) [he would] not [have tasted] death."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 86

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
86.1 "[The foxes have their holes], and the birds have their nests,
86.2 but the son of man has no place to lay his head and rest."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
86.1 [The foxes have] the[ir holes] and the birds have [their] nest,
86.2 but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head and rest.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
86.1 "[Foxes have] their holes, and birds have their nest.
86.2 But the son of man has no place to lay his head down (and) to rest."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 87

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
87.1 "Wretched is the body that is dependent upon a body,
87.2 and wretched is the soul that is dependent on these two."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
87.1 Wretched is the body which depends on a body,
87.2 and wretched is the soul which depends on these two.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
87.1 "Wretched is the body that depends on a body.
87.2 And wretched is the soul that depends on these two."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 88

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
88.1 "The angels and the prophets will come to you
and give to you those things you (already) have.
88.2 And you too, give them those things which you have, and say
to yourselves, "When will they come and take what is theirs?"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
88.1 The angels and the prophets will come to you,
and they will give you what is yours.
88.2 You also, give them what is in your hands, and say
to yourselves: On what day will they come to take what is theirs?


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
88.1 "The messengers and the prophets are coming to you,
and they will give you what belongs to you.
88.2 And you, in turn, give to them what you have in your hands, (and) say
to yourselves: 'When will they come (and) take what belongs to them?'"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 89

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
89.1 "Why do you wash the outside of the cup?
89.2 Do you not realize that he who made the inside
is the same one who made the outside?"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
89.1 Why do you wash the outside of the cup?
89.2 Do you not understand that he who made the inside
is also he who made the outside?


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
89.1 "Why do you wash the outside of the cup?
89.2 Do you not understand that the one who created the inside
is also the one who created the outside?"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 90

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
90.1 "Come unto me, for my yoke is easy, and my lordship is mild,
90.2 and you will find repose for yourselves."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
90.1 Come to me, for my yoke is easy and my lordship is gentle,
90.2 and you will find rest for yourselves.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
90.1 "Come to me, for my yoke is gentle, and my lordship is mild.
90.2 And you will find repose for yourselves."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 91

Lambdin (1988)
91.1 They said to him,
"Tell us who you are, so that we may believe in you."
91.2 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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
91.1 They said to him:
Tell us who you are, that we may believe in you.
91.2 He said to them:
You test the face of the sky and of the earth,
and him who is before you you have not known,
and you do not know (how) to test this moment.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
91.1 They said to him:
"Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you."
91.2 He said to them:
"You examine the face of sky and earth,
but the one who is before you, you have not recognized,
and you do not know how to test this opportunity."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 92

Lambdin (1988)
92.1 Jesus said, "Seek and you will find.
92.2 Yet, what you asked me about in former times,
and which I did not tell you then, now I desire to tell,
but you do not inquire after it."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
92.1 Jesus said: Seek, and you will find;
92.2 but the things you asked me in those days
and I did not tell you then, now I desire to tell them,
but you do not ask about them.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
92.1 Jesus says: "Seek and you will find.
92.2 But the things you asked me about in past times,
and what I did not tell you in that day,
now I am willing to tell you, but you do not seek them."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 93

Lambdin (1988)
93.1 <Jesus said,> "Do not give what is holy to dogs,
lest they throw them on the dungheap.
93.2 Do not throw the pearls [to] swine, lest they ... it [...]"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
93.1 <Jesus said:> Do not give what is holy to the dogs,
lest they cast it on the dungheap.
93.2 Do not cast the pearls to the swine, lest they make it [...].


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
93.1 "Do not give what is holy to the dogs,
lest they throw it upon the dunghill.
93.2 Do not throw pearls to swine,
lest they turn <them> into [mud]."
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With respect to 93.2, Patt-Rob notes that "Alternative restorations are possible, for instance: 'lest they [destroy] <them>' or 'lest they break <them> [into pieces]."

Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 94

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus [said],
94.1 "He who seeks will find,
94.2 and [he who knocks] will be let in."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus [said:]
94.1 He who seeks will find,
94.2 [and he who knocks], to him will be opened.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus [says]:
94.1 "The one who seeks will find.
94.2 [The one who knocks], to that one will it be opened."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 95

Lambdin (1988)
[Jesus said],
95.1 "If you have money, do not lend it at interest,
95.2 but give [it] to one from whom you will not get it back."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
[Jesus said:]
95.1 If you have money, (p.49) do not lend at interest,
95.2 but give [...] to him from whom you will not receive it back.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
[Jesus says:]
95.1 "If you have money, do not lend (it) out at interest.
95.2 Rather, give [it] to the one from whom you will not get it [back]."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 96

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
96.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like [a certain] woman.
96.2 She took a little leaven, [concealed] it in some dough,
and made it into large loaves.
96.3 Let him who has ears hear."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus [said:]
96.1 The kingdom of the Father is like a woman.
96.2 She took a little leaven, [hid] it in dough,
(and) made large loaves of it.
96.3 He who has ears, let him hear.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus [says]:
96.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like [a] woman.
96.2 She took a little bit of yeast. [She] hid it in dough
(and) made it into huge loaves of bread.
96.3 Whoever has ears should hear."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 97

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
97.1 "The kingdom of the [Father] is like a certain woman
who was carrying a [jar] full of meal.
97.2 While she was walking [on the] road, still some distance from home,
the handle of the jar broke, and the meal emptied out behind her [on] the road.
97.3 She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident.
97.4 When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
97.1 The kingdom of the [Father] is like a woman
carrying a jar full of meal.
97.2 While she was walking [on a] distant road,
the handle of the jar broke (and) the meal poured out behind her on the road.
97.3 She was unaware, she had not noticed the misfortune.
97.4 When she came to her house, she put the jar down (and) found it empty.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
97.1 "The kingdom of the [Father] is like a woman
who is carrying a [jar] filled with flour.
97.2 While she was walking on [the] way, very distant (from home),
the handle of the jar broke (and) the flour leaked out [on] the path.
97.3 (But) she did not know (it); she had not noticed a problem.
97.4 When she reached her house,
she put the jar down on the floor (and) found it empty."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 98

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
98.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like a certain man
who wanted to kill a powerful man.
98.2 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.
98.3 Then he slew the powerful man."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
98.1 The kingdom of the Father is like a man
who wanted to kill a powerful man.
98.2 He drew the sword in his house and drove it into the wall,
that he might know his hand would be strong (enough).
98.3 Then he slew the powerful man.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
98.1 "The kingdom of the Father is like a man
who wanted to kill a powerful one.
98.2 He drew the sword in his house (and) stabbed it into the wall
to test whether his hand would be strong (enough).
98.3 Then he killed the powerful one."
('person' in 98.1 changed to 'man' and 'one' -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 99

Lambdin (1988)
99.1 The disciples said to him,
"Your brothers and your mother are standing outside."
99.2 He said to them, "Those here who do the will of my father
are my brothers and my mother.
99.3 They are the ones who will enter the kingdom of my Father."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
99.1 The disciples said to him:
Your brothers and your mother are standing outside.
99.2 He said to them: Those here who do the will of my Father,
these are my brothers and my mother;
99.3 they are the ones who will enter into the kingdom of my Father.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
99.1 The disciples said to him:
"Your brothers and your mother are standing outside."
99.2 He said to them: "Those here, who do the will of my Father,
they are my brothers and my mother.
99.3 They are the ones who will enter the kingdom of my Father."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 100

Lambdin (1988)
100.1 They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him,
"Caesar's men demand taxes from us."
100.2 He said to them, "Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar,
100.3 give God what belongs to God,
100.4 and give me what is mine."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
100.1 They showed Jesus a gold piece and said to him:
Caesar's men demand tribute from us.
100.2 He said to them: What belongs to Caesar, give to Caesar;
100.3 what belongs to God, give to God;
100.4 and what is mine, give it to me.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
100.1 They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to him:
"Caesar's people demand taxes from us."
100.2 He said to them: "Give Caesar (the things) that are Caesar's.
100.3 Give God (the things) that are God's.
100.4 And what is mine give me."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 101

Lambdin (1988)
101.1 "Whoever does not hate his [father] and his mother as I do
cannot become a [disciple] to me.
101.2 And whoever does [not] love his [father and] his mother as I do
cannot become a [disciple to] me.
101.3 For my mother [...], but [my] true [mother] gave me life."
(Translator's addition 'Jesus said,' removed -- MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
101.1 He who does not hate his father and his mother like me
cannot be a [disciple] to me.
101.2 And he who does [not] love [his father] and his mother like me
cannot be a [disciple] to me.
101.3 For my mother [...], but [my] true [mother] gave me life.
(Translator's addition 'Jesus said:' removed -- MWG)


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
101.1 "Whoever does not hate his [father] and his mother as I do
will not be able to be a [disciple] of mine.
101.2 And whoever does [not] love his [father and] his mother as I do
will not be able to be a [disciple] of mine.
101.3 For my mother [...], but my true [mother] gave me life."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 102

Lambdin (1988)
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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said: Woe to the Pharisees,
for they are like a dog lying in the manger of the cattle;
for he neither eats nor does he let the cattle eat.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says: "Woe to them, the Pharisees,
for they are like a dog sleeping in a cattle trough,
for it neither eats nor [lets] the cattle eat."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 103

Lambdin (1988)
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."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
Blessed is the man who knows [in which] part (of the night)
the robbers are coming,
that he may rise and gather his [...]
and gird up his loins before they come in.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"Blessed is the man who knows at which point (of the house)
the robbers are going to enter,
so that [he] may arise to gather together his [domain]
and gird his loins before they enter."
('person' changed to 'man' -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 104

Lambdin (1988)
104.1 They said to [Jesus], "Come, let us pray today, and let us fast."
104.2 Jesus said, "What is the sin that I have committed,
or wherein have I been defeated?
104.3 But when the bridegroom leaves the bridal chamber,
then let them fast and pray."
(Brackets added around 'Jesus' -- MWG)


Blatz-NTA (1991)
104.1 They said [to him]: Come, let us pray today and fast.
104.2 Jesus said: What then is the sin that I have done,
or in what have I been overcome?
104.3 But when the bridegroom comes out from the bridal chamber,
then let them fast and pray.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
104.1 They said to [Jesus]: "Come, let us pray and fast today!"
104.2 Jesus said: "What sin is it that I have committed,
or wherein have I been overcome?
104.3 But when the bridegroom comes out of the wedding chamber,
then let (us) fast and pray."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 105

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"He who knows the Father and the Mother
will be called 'the son of a harlot'."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
He who knows father and mother
will be called the son of a harlot.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"Whoever will come to know father and mother,
he will be called son of a whore."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 106

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
106.1 "When you make the two one, you will become the sons of man,
106.2 and when you say, 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
106.1 When you make the two one, you will become sons of man,
106.2 and when you say: Mountain, move away, it will move away.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
106.1 "When you make the two into one, you will become sons of man.
106.2 And when you say: 'Mountain, move away,' it will move away."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 107

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
107.1 "The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep.
107.2 One of them - the largest - went astray.
He left the ninety-nine and looked for that one until he found it.
107.3 When he had gone to such trouble, he said to the sheep,
"I love you more than the ninety-nine."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
107.1 The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep;
107.2 one of them, the biggest, went astray;
he left (the) ninety-nine (and) sought after the one until he found it.
107.3 After he had laboured, he said to the sheep:
I love you more than the ninety-nine.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
107.1 "The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep.
107.2 One of them went astray, the largest.
He left the ninety-nine, (and) he sought the one until he found it.
107.3 After he had toiled, he said to the sheep:
'I love you more than the ninety-nine.'"
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 108

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
108.1 "He who will drink from my mouth will become like me.
108.2 I myself shall become he,
108.3 and the things that are hidden will be revealed to him."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
108.1 He who drinks from my mouth will become like me,
108.2 and I will become like him,
108.3 and the hidden things will be revealed to him.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
108.1 "Whoever will drink from my mouth will become like me.
108.2 I myself will become he,
108.3 and what is hidden will be revealed to him."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 109

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
109.1 "The kingdom is like a man who had a [hidden] treasure
in his field without knowing it.
109.2 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].
109.3 And he who bought it went plowing and [found] the treasure.
He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
109.1 The kingdom is like a man who had in his field a [hidden] treasure,
of which he knew nothing.
109.2 And [after] he died he left it to his [son.]
[The] son also did not know;
he took the field and sold it.
109.3 The man who bought it came (and) as he was ploughing [found] the treasure.
He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
109.1 "The kingdom is like a man who has a hidden treasure in his field
[of which] he knows nothing.
109.2 And [after] he had died, he left it to his [son].
(But) the son did not know (about it either).
He took over that field (and) sold [it].
109.3 And the one who had bought it came,
and while he was ploughing [he found] the treasure.
He began to lend money at interest to whom he wished."
('person' changed to 'man' in 109.1 -- MWG)
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 110

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
"Whoever finds the world and becomes rich,
let him renounce the world."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
He who has found the world (and) become rich,
let him renounce the world.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
"The one who has found the world (and) has become wealthy
should renounce the world."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 111

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
111.1 "The heavens and the earth will be rolled up in your presence.
111.2 And the one who lives from the living one will not see death."
-
111.3 Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world?"


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
111.1 The heavens will be rolled up and likewise the earth in your presence,
111.2 and the living one, (come forth) from the Living One, will not see death or <fear>,
-
111.3 because Jesus says: He who finds himself, of him the world is not worthy.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
111.1 "The heavens will roll up before you, and the earth.
111.2 And whoever is living from the Living One will not see death."
-
111.3 Does not Jesus say:
"Whoever has found himself, of him the world is not worthy"?
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 112

Lambdin (1988)
Jesus said,
112.1 "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul;
112.2 woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
Jesus said:
112.1 Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul;
112.2 woe to the soul that depends on the flesh.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
Jesus says:
112.1 "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul.
112.2 Woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 113

Lambdin (1988)
113.1 His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"
-
113.2 <Jesus said,> "It will not come by waiting for it.
113.3 It will not be a matter of saying 'Here it is' or 'There it is.'
113.4 Rather, the kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth,
and men do not see it."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
113.1 His disciples said to him: On what day will the kingdom come?
-
113.2 <Jesus said:> It will not come while people watch for it;
113.3 they will not say: Look, here it is, or: Look, there it is;
113.4 but the kingdom of the father is spread out over the earth,
and men do not see it.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
113.1 His disciples said to him:
"The kingdom -- on what day will it come?"
-
113.2 "It will not come by watching (and waiting) for it.
113.3 They will not say: 'Look here!' or 'Look there!'
113.4 Rather, the kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth,
and people do not see it."
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Coptic Gospel of Thomas, Saying 114

Lambdin (1988)
114.1 Simon Peter said to them,
"Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life."
114.2 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.
114.3 For every woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven."


Blatz-NTA (1991)
114.1 Simon Peter said to them:
Let Mariham go out from among us, for women are not worthy of the life.
114.2 Jesus said: Look, I will lead her that I may make her male,
in order that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males.
114.3 For every woman who makes herself male will enter into the kingdom of heaven.


Patterson-Robinson-BWG (1998)
114.1 Simon Peter said to them:
"Let Mary go away from us, for women are not worthy of life."
114.2 Jesus said: "Look, I will draw her in so as to make her male,
so that she too may become a living male spirit, similar to you."
114.3 (But I say to you:) "Every woman who makes herself male
will enter the kingdom of heaven."
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