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Jesus Sayings from the Gospel of Thomas

Jesus Sayings from the Gospel of Thomas

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37 authentic Jesus sayings from the Gospel of Thomas.

37 authentic Jesus sayings from the Gospel of Thomas.

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37 Authentic Jesus Sayings from
The Gospel of Thomas
 
3:1-3:
“If your leaders say to you, ‘Look, the Father’s imperial rule is in the sky,’ thenthe birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will  precede you. Rather, the Father’s imperial rule is within you and it is outside you.” 
[Noparallels]
 
4:2:
“For many of the first will be last.” 
 
Compare to:Mark 10:31:
 
“Many of the first will be last, and of the last many will be first.”
Matthew 20:16:
 
“The last will be first and the first last.”
Luke 13:30:
“And remember, those who will be first are last, and those who will be last are first.”
 
5:2:
“For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.” 
 
Compare to:Sayings Gospel Q 12:2:
“Nothing is covered up that will not be exposed, and hidden that will not be known.”
Mark 4:22:
 
“After all, there is nothing hidden except to be brought to light, nor anything secreted away that won’t be exposed.”
Matthew 10:26b:
 
“After all, there is nothing veiled that won’t be unveiled, or hidden that won’t be made known.”
Luke 12:2:
“There is nothing veiled that won’t be unveiled, or hidden that won’t be made known.”
 
9:1-5:
“Look, the sower went out, took a handful of seeds, and scattered them. Some fell on the road, and the birds came and gathered them. Others fell on rock, and they didn’t take root in the soil and didn’t produce heads of grain. Others fell on thorns, and theychoked the seeds and worms ate them. And others fell on good soil, and it produced a good crop: it yielded 60 per measure and 120 per measure.” 
 
Compare to:Mark 4:3-8:
 
“Listen to this! This sower went out to sow. While he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground where there wasn’t much soil, and it came up right away because the soil had no depth. But when the sun came up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered. Still other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, so that it produced no fruit. Finally, some seed fell on good earth and started producing fruit. The seed sprouted and grew: one part had a yield of 30, another part 60, and a third part 100.”
Matthew 13:3-8:
 
“This sower went out to sow. While he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birdscame and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground where there wasn’t much soil, and it came up right awaybecause the soil had no depth. When the sun came up it was scorched, and because it had no roots it withered.Still other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. Other seed fell on good earth and  started producing fruit: one part had a yield of 100, another a yield of 60, and a third a yield of 30.”
Luke 8:5-8a:
“A sower went out to sow his seed; and while he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Other seed fell on the rock; when it grew, it withered because it lacked moisture. Still other seed fell among thorns; the thorns grew with it and choked it. Other seed  fell on fertile earth; and when it matured, it produced fruit a hundredfold.”
 
10:
“I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I’m guarding it until it blazes.” 
 
Compare to:Luke 12:49:
“I came to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already ablaze!.”
 
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14:5:
“After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it’s what comes out of your mouth that will defile you.” 
 
Compare to:Mark 7:15:
 
“It’s not what goes into a person from the outside that can defile; rather it’s what comes out of the person that defiles.”
Matthew 15:11:
 
“It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person; rather, it’s what comes out of the mouththat defiles a person.”
 
20:2-4:
“[Heaven’s imperial rule] is like a mustard seed. It’s the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared soil, it produces a large plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky.” 
 
Compare to:Sayings Gospel Q 13:18-19:
“What is the kingdom of God like, and with what am I to compare it? It is like a seed of mustard, which a person took and threw into his garden. And it grew and developed into a tree, and the birdsof the sky nested in its branches.”
Mark 4:30-32:
 
“To what should we compare God’s imperial rule, or what parable should we use for it? Consider the mustard seed: When it is sown on the ground, though it is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth, yet whenit is sown, it comes up, and becomes the biggest of all garden plants, and produces branches, so that the birds of the sky can nest in its shade.”
Matthew 13:31-32:
 
“Heaven’s imperial rule is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet, when it has grown up, it is the largest of garden plants, and becomes atree, so that the birds of the sky come and roost in its branches.”
Luke 13:18-19:
“What is God’s imperial rule like? What does it remind me of? It is like a mustard seed whicha man took and tossed into his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky roosted in itsbranches.”
 
22:2:
“These nursing babies are like those who enter the Father’s domain.” 
 
Compare to:Mark 10:14:
 
“Let the children come up to me, don’t try to stop them. After all, God’s domain is peopled with suchas these.”
Matthew 19:14:
 
“Let the children alone. Don’t try to stop them from coming up to me. After all, Heaven’s domainis for children such as these.”
Luke 18:16:
“Let the children come up to me, and don’t try to stop them. After all, God’s domain is peopled with such as these.”
 
26:1-2:
“You see the sliver in your friend’s eye, but you don’t see the timber in your owneye. When you take the timber out of your own eye, then you will see well enough toremove the sliver from your friend’s eye.” 
 
(Sermon on the Mount saying)
 
Compare to:Sayings Gospel Q 6:41-42:
“Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but the beam in your own eye youoverlook? How can you say to your brother: Let me throw out the speck from your eye -- and just look at thebeam in your own eye? Hypocrite! First throw out from your own eye the beam, and then you will see clearly tothrow out the speck in your brother’s eye.”
Matthew 7:3-5:
 
“Why do you notice the sliver in your friend’s eye, but overlook the timber in your own? How can you say to your friend, ‘Let me get the sliver out of your eye,’ when there is that timber in your own? You phony! First take the timber out of your own eye and then you’ll see well enough to remove the sliver from your friend’seye.”
Luke 6:41-42:
“Why do you notice the sliver in your friend’s eye, but overlook the timber in your own? How can you say to your friend, ‘Friend, let me get the sliver in your eye,’ when you do not notice the timber in your own?You phony! First take the timber out of your own eye, and then you’ll see well enough to remove the sliver in your friend’s eye.”
 
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31:1:
“No prophet is welcome on his home turf.” 
 
Compare to:Mark 6:4:
 
“No prophet goes without respect, except on his home turf and among his relatives and at home!”
Matthew 13:57:
 
“No prophet goes without respect, except on his home turf and at home!”
Luke 4:24:
“The truth is, no prophet is welcome on his home turf.”
 
32:
“A city built on a high hill and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.” 
 
(Sermon on theMount saying)
 
Compare to:Matthew 5:14b:
 
“A city sitting on top of a mountain can’t be concealed.”
 
33:2-3:
“After all, no one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, nor does one put it in ahidden place. Rather, one puts it on a lampstand so that all who come and go will see thelight.” 
 
(Sermon on the Mount saying)
 
Compare to:Sayings Gospel Q 11:33:
”No one lights a lamp and puts it in a hidden place, but on the lampstand, and it giveslight for everyone in the house.”
Mark 4:21:
 
“Since when is the lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket or under the bed? It’s put on thelampstand, isn’t it?”
Matthew 5:15:
 
“Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a bushel basket but on a lampstand, where it shedslight for everyone in the house.”
Luke 11:33:
“No one lights a lamp and then puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket, but rather on a lampstand  so that those who come in can see the light.”
 
36:1-2:
“Do not fret, from morning to evening and from evening to morning, about your  food -- what you’re going to eat. Or about your clothing -- what you are going to wear.You’re much better than the lilies, which neither card nor spin.” 
 
(Sermon on the Mount saying)
 
Compare to:Sayings Gospel Q 12:22-28:
“Don’t be anxious about your life, what you are to eat, nor about your body, withwhat you are to clothe yourself. Isn’t life more than food, and the body than clothing? Consider the ravens: Theyneither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet God feeds them. Are you not better than the birds? And who of you by being anxious is able to add to one’s stature a cubit? And why are you anxious about clothing?Observe the lilies, how they grow: They do not work nor do they spin. Yet I tell you: Not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these. But if in the field the grass, there today and tomorrow thrown into the oven,God clothes thus, will he not much more clothe you, persons of petty faith!”
Matthew 6:25-30:
 
“That’s why I tell you: Don’t fret about your life, what you’re going to eat and drink, or about  your body, what you’re doing to wear. There is more to living than food and clothing, isn’t there? Take a look at the birds of the sky. They don’t plant or harvest, or gather into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them.You’re worth more than they, aren’t you? Can any of you add one hour to life by fretting about it? Why worryabout clothes? Notice how the wild lilies grow. They don’t slave and they never spin. Yet let me tell you: evenSolomon at the height of his glory was never decked out like one of them. If God dresses up the grass in the field,which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into an oven, won’t God care for you even more, you who don’t takeanything for granted?”
Luke 12:22-28:
“That’s why I tell you: don’t fret about life, what you’re going to eat, or about your body, what  you’re going to wear. Remember, there is more to living than food and clothing. Think about the crows: theydon’t plant or harvest, they don’t have storerooms or barns. Yet God feeds them. You’re worth a lot more thanthe birds! Can any of you add an hour to life by fretting about it? So if you can’t do a little thing like that, whyworry about the rest? Think about how the lilies grow: they don’t slave and they never spin. Yet let me tell you,even Solomon at the height of his glory was never decked out like one of these. If God dresses up the grass in the field, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into an oven, it is surely more likely God cares for you, youwho don’t take anything for granted!”
 
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