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and fire will come out of the stones (and) burn you up.”

(14) Jesus said to them:

(1)‘If you fast, you will bring forth sin for yourselves.

  1. And if you pray, you will be condemned.
  2. And if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits.
  3. 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!
  4. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you.

Rather, what comes out of your mouth will defile you.”

  1. Jesus says: “When you see one who was not born of woman, fall on your face (and) worship him. That one is your Father.”
  2. Jesus says:
  1. “Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the earth.
  2. But they do not know that I have come to cast dissension upon the earth: fire, sword, war.
  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.
  4. And they will stand as solitary ones.”

(17) 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.”

(18)

  1. The disciples said to Jesus: “Tell us how our end will be.”
  2. Jesus said: “Have you already discovered the beginning that you are now asking aboutthe end?For where the beginning is, there the end will be too.
  3. Blessed is he who will stand at the beginning.

And he will know the end, and he will not taste death.”

(19) Jesus says: (1)”Blessed is he who was, before he came into being.

  1. If you become disciples of mine (and) listen to my words, these stones will serve you.
  2. For you have five trees in Paradise that do not change during summer (and) winter, and their leaves do not fall. (4) Whoever comes to know them will not taste death.”

(20)

  1. The disciples said to Jesus: “Tell us whom the kingdom of heaven is like!”
  2. He said to them: “It is like a mustard seed. (3) <It> is the smallest of all seeds.

(4) But when it falls on cultivated soil, it produces a large branch (and) becomes shelter for the birds of the sky.”

(21)

  1. Mary said to Jesus: “Whom are your disciples like?”
  2. He said: “They are like servants who are entrusted with a field that is not theirs.
  3. When the owners of the field arrive, they will say: ‘Let us have our field.’
  4. (But) they are naked in their presence so as to let them have it(and thus) to give them their field.”
  5. “That is why I say: ‘When the master of the house learns that the thiefis about to come, he will be on guard before he comes (and) will not let him break into his house, his domain, to carry away his possessions.’
  6. (But) you, be on guard against the world!
  7. Gird your loins with great strength, so that the robbers will not find a way to get toyou.”
  8. “For the necessities for which you wait (with longing) will be found.
  9. There ought to be a wise person among you!
  10. When the fruit was ripe, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand, (and) heharvested it.
  11. Whoever has ears to hear should hear.”

(22)

  1. Jesus saw infants being suckled.
  2. He said to his disciples:”These little ones being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom.”
  3. They said to him: “Then will we enter the kingdom as little ones?”
  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 –
  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 –
  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, (7) then you will enter [the kingdom].”

(23) Jesus says:

  1. “I will choose you, one from a thousand and two from ten thousand.
  2. And they will stand as a single one.”

(24)

  1. His disciples said: “Show us the place where you are,because it is necessary for us to seek it.
  2. He said to them: “Whoever has ears should hear!
  3. Light exists inside a person of light, and he shines on the whole world. If he does not shine, there is darkness.”

(25) Jesus says:

  1. “Love your brother like your life!
  2. Protect him like the apple of your eye!”

(26) Jesus says:

  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.
  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.”

(27)

  1. “If you do not abstain from the world, you will not find the kingdom.
  2. If you do not make the Sabbath into a Sabbath, you will not see the Father.”

(28) Jesus says:

  1. “I stood in the middle of the world, and in flesh I appeared to them.
  2. I found all of them drunk. None of them did I find thirsty.
  3. And my soul ached for the children of humanity,because they are blind in their heart, and they cannot see; for they came into the world empty,(and) they also seek to depart from the world empty.
  4. But now they are drunk.

(But) when they shake off their wine, then they will change their mind.”

(29) Jesus says:

  1. “If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder.
  2. But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.
  3. Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty.”

(30) Jesus says:

  1. “Where there are three gods, they are gods.
  2. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”

(31) Jesus says:

  1. “No prophet is accepted in his (own) village.
  2. A physician does not heal those who know him.”
  1. Jesus says: “A city built upon a high mountain (and) fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”
  2. Jesus says:

(1)”What you will hear with your ear {with the other ear} proclaim from your rooftops.

  1. For no one lights a lamp (and) puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place.
  2. Rather, he puts it on a lampstand, so that everyone who comes in and goes out will see its light.”
  1. Jesus says: “If a blind (person) leads a blind (person), both will fall into a pit.”
  2. Jesus says:
  1. “It is not possible for someone to enter the house of a strong (person) (and) take it by force unless he binds his hands.
  2. Then he will loot his house.”

(36) Jesus says: “Do not worry from morning to evening and from evening to morning about what you will wear.”

(37)

  1. His disciples said: “When will you appear to us, and when will we see you?”
  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,
  3. then [you] will see the son of the Living One, and you will not be afraid.”

(38) Jesus says:

  1. “Many times have you desired to hear these words,these that I am speaking to you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them.
  2. There will be days when you will seek me (and) you will not find me.”

(39) Jesus says:

  1. “The Pharisees and the scribes have received the keys of knowledge, (but) they havehidden them.
  2. Neither have they entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to.
  3. You, however, be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves!”

(40) Jesus says:

  1. “A grapevine was planted outside (the vineyard) of the Father.
  2. And since it is not supported, it will be pulled up by its roots (and) will perish.”

(41) Jesus says:

  1. “Whoever has (something) in his hand, (something more) will be given to him.
  2. And whoever has nothing, even the little he has will be taken from him.”

(42) Jesus says: “Become passers-by.” (43)

  1. His disciples said to him: “Who are you to say this to us?”
  2. “Do you not realized from what I say to you who I am?
  3. But you have become like the Jews!

They love the tree, (but) they hate its fruit.

Or they love the fruit, (but) they hate the tree.”

(44) Jesus says:

  1. “Whoever blasphemes against the Father, it will be forgiven him.
  2. And whoever blasphemes against the Son, it will be forgiven him.
  3. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither on earth nor in heaven.”

(45) Jesus says:

(1) “Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs picked from thistles, for they do not produce fruit. (2) A good person brings forth good from his treasure. (3) A bad person brings (forth) evil from the bad treasure that is in his heart, and (in fact) he speaks evil.

(4) For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil.”

(46) Jesus says:

(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. (2) But I have also said: ‘Whoever among you becomes little will know the kingdom, and will surpass John.’”

(47) Jesus says:

  1. “It is impossible for a person to mount two horses and to stretch two bows. (2) And itis impossible for a servant to serve two masters. Else he will honor the one and insult the other. (3) No person drinks old wine and immediately desires to drink new wine. (4) And new wine is not put into old wineskins, so that they do not burst; nor is old wine put into
    1. new wineskin, so that it does not spoil it. (5) An old patch is not sewn onto a new

garment, because a tear will result.”

  1. 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.”
  2. Jesus says:
  1. “Blessed are the solitary ones, the elect. For you will find the kingdom.
  2. For you come from it (and) will return to it.”

(50) Jesus says:

  1. If they say to you: ‘Where do you come from?’ (then) say to them: ‘We have comefrom the light, the place where the light has come into being by itself, has established [itself] and has appeared in their image.’
  2. If they say to you: ‘Is it you?’ (then) say: ‘We are his children, and we are the elect of the living Father.’
  3. If they ask you: ‘What is the sign of your Father among you?’ (then) say to them: ‘It is movement and repose.’”

(51)

  1. His disciples said to him: When will the <resurrection> of the dead take place, andwhen will the new world come?”
  2. He said to them: “That (resurrection) which you are awaiting has (already) come, but

you do not recognize it.”

(52)

  1. His disciples said to him: “Twenty-four prophets have spoken in Israel, and all (ofthem) have spoken through you.”
  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.”

(53)

  1. His disciples said to him: “Is circumcision beneficial, or not?”
  2. He said to them: “If it were beneficial, their father would beget them circumcized from their mother.
  3. But the true circumcision in the spirit has prevailed over everything.”
  1. Jesus says: “Blessed are the poor. For the kingdom of heaven belongs to you.”
  2. Jesus says:

(1)”Whoever does not hate his father and his mother cannot become a disciple of mine.

(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.”

  1. Jesus says:”Whoever has come to know the world has found a corpse.And whoever has found (this) corpse, of him the world is not worthy.”
  2. Jesus says:
  1. “The kingdom of the Father is like a person who had (good) seed.
  2. His enemy came by night. He sowed darnel among the good seed.
  3. The person 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 alongwith it.’
  4. For on the day of the harvest, the darnel will be apparent and it will be pulled up (and)

burned.”

  1. Jesus says: “Blessed is the person who has struggled. He has found life.”
  2. 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).”

(60)

  1. <He saw> a Samaritan who was trying to steal a lamb while he was on his way toJudea.
  2. He said to his disciples: “That (person) is stalking the lamb.”
  3. They said to him: “So that he may kill it (and) eat it.”
  4. He said to them: “As long as it is alive he will not eat it, but (only) when he has killedit (and) it has become a corpse.”
  5. They said to him: “Otherwise he cannot do it.”
  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.”

(61)

  1. Jesus said: “Two will rest on a bed. The one will die, the other will live.”
  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.”
  3. Jesus said to her: “I am he who comes from the one who is (always) the same.I was given some of that which is my Father’s.”
  4. “I am your disciple!”
  5. “Therefore I say: If someone becomes <like> (God), he will become full of light. But if he becomes one, separated (from God), he will become full of darkness.”

(62) Jesus says:

  1. “I tell my mysteries to those who [are worthy] of [my] mysteries.”
  2. “Whatever you right hand does, your left hand should not know what it is doing.”

(63) Jesus says:

  1. “There was a rich person who had many possessions.
  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.’
  3. This was what he was thinking in his heart. And in that night he died.
  4. Whoever has ears should hear.”

(64) Jesus says:

  1. “A person had guests. And when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servant, so that he might invite the guests.
  2. He came to the first (and) said to him: ‘My master invites you.’
  3. He said: ‘I have bills for some merchants. There are coming to me this evening. I willgo (and) give instructions to them. Excuse me from the dinner.’
  4. He came to another (and) said to him: ‘My master has invited you.’
  5. He said to him: ‘I have bought a house, and I have been called (away) for a day. I will not have time.’
  6. He went to another (and) said to him: ‘My master invites you.’
  7. He said to him: ‘My friend is going to marry, and I am the one who is going toprepare the meal. I will not be able to come. Excuse me from the dinner.’
  8. He came up to another (and) said to him: ‘My master invites you.’
  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.’
  10. The servant went away. He said to his master:‘Those whom you invited to the dinner have asked to be excused.’
  11. The master said to his servant: ‘Go out on the roads.Bring (back) whomever you find, so that they might have dinner.’
  12. Dealers and merchants (will) not enter the places of my Father.”

(65) He said: “A [usurer] owned a vineyard. He gave it to some farmers so that they would work it (and) he might receive its fruit from them. (2) He sent his servant so that the farmers might give him the fruit of the vineyard. (3) They seized his servant, beat him, (and) almost killed him. The servant went (back and) told his master.

  1. His master said: ‘Perhaps <they> did not recognize <him>.’
  2. He sent another servant, (and) the farmers beat that other one as well.
  3. Then the master sent his son (and) said: ‘Perhaps they will show respect for my son.’
  4. (But) those farmers, since they knew that he was the heir of the vineyard, seized him (and) killed him.
  5. Whoever has ears should hear.”
  1. Jesus says: “Show me the stone that the builders have rejected. It is the cornerstone.”
  2. Jesus says: “Whoever knows all, if he is lacking one thing, he is (already) lacking everything.”
  3. Jesus says:
  1. “Blessed are you when(ever) they hate you (and) persecute you.
  2. But they (themselves) will find no place there where they have persecuted you.”

(69) Jesus says:

  1. “Blessed are those who have been persecuted in their heart.They are the ones who have truly come to know the Father.”
  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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