These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke

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Gospel of Thomas
These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke

and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.

1) And He said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these

sayings will not experience death."

2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he

finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes

troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."

3) Jesus said, "If those who lead you say, 'See, the Kingdom is

in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they

say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you.

Rather, the Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you.

When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and

you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living

Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty

and it is you who are that poverty."

4) Jesus said, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a

small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will

live. For many who are first will become last, and they will

become one and the same."

21) Mary said to Jesus, "Whom are Your disciples like?"

He said, "They are like children who have settled in a field

which is not theirs. When the owners of the field come, they will

say, 'Let us have back our field.' They (will) undress in their

presence in order to let them have back their field and give it

back to them. Therefore I say to you, 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 into his house of his domain to carry

away his goods. You, then, be on your guard against the world.

Arm yourselves with great strength lest the robbers find a way to

come to you, for the difficulty which you expect will (surely)

materialize. Let there be among you a man of understanding. When

the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand

and reaped it. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

22) Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to His disciples,

"These infants being suckled are like those who enter the


They said to Him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the


Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you

make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside,

and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the

female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the

female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye,

and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and

a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter [the


96) Jesus [said], "The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain

woman. She took a little leaven, [concealed] it in some dough,

and made it into large loaves. Let him who has ears hear."

97) Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the [Father] is like a certain

woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking

[on] a road, still some distance from home, the handle of the jar

broke and the meal emptied out behind her on the road. She did

not realize it; she had noticed no accident. When she reached her

house, she set the jar down and found it empty."

98) Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain man

who wanted to kill a powerful man. In his own house he drew his

sword and stuck it into the wall in order to find out whether his

hand could carry through. Then he slew the powerful man."
113) His disciples said to Him, "When will the Kingdom come?"

"It will not come by waiting for it. It will

not be a matter of saying 'Here it is' or 'There it is.' Rather,

the Kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth, and men

do not see it."

114) Simon Peter said to Him, "Let Mary leave us, for women are

not worthy of Life."

Jesus said, "I myself shall lead her in order to make her

male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you

males. For every woman who will make herself male will enter the

Kingdom of Heaven."
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