11.

 

(Matthew 13-18. Hear then ye the parable of the sower.

 

(Thomas 9.) Jesus said : “See, the sower went out, filled his hand, and scattered the seed. Some fell

on the road ; birds came and gathered them. Others fell on rocky ground, did not take root in the soil,

and did not give ears of corn. And others fell among thorns ; they choked the seeds and worms ate them.

And others fell on good soil and gave good fruit : it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.”

 

(Matthew 13- 19. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not,

then cometh the evil one, and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart.

This is he that was sown by the way side.

 

(Matthew 13-20. And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word,

and straightway with joy receiveth it;

 

(Matthew 13- 21. yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or

persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.

 

(Matthew 13- 22. And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and

the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

 

Thomas (57) Jesus said : “The Kingdom of the Father is like a man who had good seed.

His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man did not allow them to pull out

the weeds ; he said to them : ‘Do nothing ; so that You do not pull out the wheat along with the weeds.’

For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be recognizable, and they will be pulled out and burnt.”

 

(Matthew 13- 23. And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that heareth the word,

and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

 

 

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(Thomas 20.) The disciples said to Jesus : “Tell us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.”

He said to them : “It is like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds. But when it falls on tilled soil,

it produces a big plant and becomes a shelter for the birds of the sky.”

 

(Thomas 32.) “A fortified city built on a high mountain cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”

 

( Matthew 7-24. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,

I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

 

(Matthew 7- 25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,

and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

 

( Matthew 7- 26. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,

shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

 

( Matthew 7- 27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,

and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

 

(Thomas 66.) “Show Me the stone which the builders have rejected. It is the cornerstone.”

 

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(Thomas 60) They saw a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to His disciples :

“Why does that man carry the lamb around ?” They said to Him : “So that he may kill it and eat it.”

He said to them : “He will not eat it as long as it is alive, but only if he kills it

and it has become a corpse.” They said to Him :

“He cannot do so otherwise.” He said to them :

“But You, seek for a place for Yourselves to rest, lest You become a corpse and be eaten.”

 

(Matthew 7-15. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing,

but inwardly are ravening wolves.

 

(Matthew 7- 16. By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns,

or figs of thistles?

 

(Thomas 45.) Jesus said : “Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs

gathered from thistles, for they do not give fruit. But someone good brings forth good

things from his storehouse ; someone evil brings forth evil things from the

evil storehouse, which is in the heart, and says evil things. For if one’s heart is filled

with that, one brings forth evil things.”

 

(Matthew 7- 17. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;

but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

 

(Matthew 7- 18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a

corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

 

(Matthew 7- 19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,

and cast into the fire.

 

(Matthew 7-20. Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

 

(Matthew 7- 21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into

the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.

 

(Thomas 47.) Jesus said : “It is impossible for a man to mount two horses nor draw two bows.

And it is impossible for a servant to serve two masters ; otherwise, he will honor the one

and insult the other. No man drinks old wine and desires at the same instant to drink new wine.

And new wine is not put into old wineskins,lest they should burst ;

nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it should spoil it. An old patch is not sown onto

a new garment, for a tear would result.”

 

 

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(Matthew 9-16. And no man putteth a piece of undressed cloth upon an old garment;

for that which should fill it up taketh from the garment, and a worse rent is made.

 

(Matthew 9- 17. Neither do men put new wine into old wine-skins: else the skins burst,

and the wine is spilled, and the skins perish: but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins, and both are preserved.

 

(Thomas 79.) A woman from the crowd said to Him : “Fortunate is the womb which bore You and the breasts

which fed You.” He said to her : “Fortunate are those who have heard the Word of the Father and kept it.

For days are coming when You will say : ‘Fortunate the womb that has not conceived

and the breasts which have not given suck.’

 

(Matthew19- 25. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

 

(Thomas 88) Jesus said : “The angels and the prophets will come to You and give You what is Yours.

You, give them what is in Your hands, and ask Yourselves :

‘One which day will they come to receive what is theirs ?

 

(Mathew 19- 26. And Jesus looking upon them said to them,

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

 

(Thomas 30) Jesus said : “Where there are three gods,

they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”

 

(Thomas 64.) Jesus said : “A man had guests. And when he had prepared the

dinner, he sent his servant to invite the guests He went to the first one

and said to him : ‘My master invites You.’ He said, ‘I have claims against some merchants.

They are coming to me this evening. I must go and give them my orders.

I ask to be excused from the dinner.’ He went to another and said to him :

‘My master has invited You.’ He said to him : ‘I have just bought a house and

am required for the day. I shall not have any spare time.’ He went to another and said to him :

‘My master invites You.’ He said to him : ‘My friend is going to get married, and I am to prepare

the banquet. I shall not be able to

come. I ask to be excused from the dinner.’ He went to another and said to him:

‘My master invites You.’ He said to him : ‘I have just bought a farm, and I am on

my way to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused.’

The servant returned and said to his master : ‘Those whom You invited to the dinner have asked to be

excused.’ The master said to his servant : ‘Go out into the streets and those whom You happen to find,

and bring in those that want to dine.’ Buyers and merchants will not enter the places of My Father.”

 

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(Matthew 20-1. And Jesus answered and spake again in parables unto them, saying,

 

(Matthew 20- 2. The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage

feast for his son,

 

(Matthew 20- 3. and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the

marriage feast: and they would not come.

 

(Matthew 20- 4. Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are

bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed,

and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.

 

(Matthew 20- 5. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to

his own farm, another to his merchandise;

 

(Matthew 20- 6. and the rest laid hold on his servants,

and treated them shamefully, and killed them.

 

(Matthew 20- 7. But the king was wroth; and he sent his armies,

and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.

 

(Matthew 20- 8. Then saith he to his servants,

The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.

 

(Matthew 20- 9. Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways,

and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

 

(Matthew 20-10. And those servants went out into the highways,

and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good:

and the wedding was filled with guests.

 

(Matthew 20-11. But when the king came in to behold the guests,

he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment:

 

(Matthew 20- 12. and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest

thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless.

 

(Matthew 20- 13. Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,

and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

 

(Matthew 20-14. For many are called, but few chosen.

 

(Matthew 25-14. For it is as when a man, going into another country,

called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

 

(Matthew 25- 15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two,

to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey.

 

(Matthew 25- 16. Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with them,

and made other five talents.

 

(Matthew 25- 17. In like manner he also that received the two gained other two.

 

(Matthew 25- 18. But he that received the one went away and digged in the earth,

and hid his lord’s money.

 

(Matthew 25- 19. Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh,

and maketh a reckoning with them.

 

(Matthew 25- 20. And he that received the five talents came and brought other five talents,

saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: lo, I have gained other five talents.

 

(Matthew 25- 21. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant:

thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things;

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

 

(Matthew 25- 22. And he also that received the two talents came and said, Lord,

thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents.

 

(Matthew 25- 23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant:

thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things;

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

 

(Matthew 25- 24. And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord,

I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow,

and gathering where thou didst not scatter;

 

(Matthew 25- 25. and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo,

thou hast thine own.

 

(Matthew 25- 26. But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant,

thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;

 

(Thomas 95) “If You have money, do not lend it at interest, but give it to someone

from whom You will not get it back.”

 

(Matthew 25- 27. thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers,

and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

 

(Matthew 25- 28. Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto

him that hath the ten talents.

 

(Matthew 25- 29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance:

but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

 

(Matthew 25- 30. And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness:

there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

 

(Thomas 109.) Jesus said : “The Kingdom is like a man who had a treasure hidden in his field

without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did

not know about the treasure. He accepted the field and sold it.

And the one who bought it went plowing and found the treasure.

He began to lend money at interest to those who wanted it.”

 

 

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(Thomas 65.) He said : “There was an honarable man who owned a vineyard.

He leased it to tenant farmers so that they might work it and he might collect

the fruit from them. He sent his servant so that the tenants might give him the

fruit of the vineyard. They seized his servant and beat him, all but killing him.

The servant went back and told his master. The master said : ‘Perhaps they did not

recognize him.’ He sent another servant. The tenants beat this one as well.

Then the owner sent his son and said : ‘Perhaps they will show respect to my son.’

Because the tenants knew that he was the heir to the vineyard, they seized him

and killed him. Let him who has ears hear.”

 

(Matthew 21-33. Hear another parable: There was a man that was a householder,

who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it,

and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

 

(Matthew 21- 34. And when the season of the fruits drew near,

he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

 

(Matthew 21- 35. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one,

and killed another, and stoned another.

 

(Matthew 21- 36. Again, he sent other servants more than the first:

and they did unto them in like manner.

 

(Matthew 21- 37. But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

 

(Matthew 21-38. But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves,

This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance.

 

(Matthew 21- 39. And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him.

 

(Matthew 21- 40. When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come,

what will he do unto those husbandmen?

 

(Matthew 21- 41. They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men,

and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

 

(Thomas73.) Jesus said : “The harvest is great but the laborers are few.

Pray the Lord to send out labourers for the harvest.”

 

(Matthew 21- 28. But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first,

and said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard.

 

(Matthew 21- 29. And he answered and said, I will not:

but afterward he repented himself, and went.

 

(Matthew 21- 30. And he came to the second, and said likewise.

And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

 

(Thomas105.) Jesus said : “He who knows his father and mother will he

be called son of a harlot ?”

 

(Matthew 21- 31. Which of the two did the will of his father? They say,

The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans

and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

 

(Matthew 21- 32. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness,

and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him:

and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.

 

 

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(Matthew 20-1. For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder,

who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

 

(Matthew 20- 2. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day,

he sent them into his vineyard.

 

(Matthew 20- 3. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others

standing in the marketplace idle;

 

(Matthew 20- 4. and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard,

and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

 

(Matthew 20- 5. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour,

and did likewise.

 

(Matthew 20- 6. And about the eleventh hour he went out,

and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

 

(Matthew 20- 7. They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.

He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.

 

(Matthew 20- 8. And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto

his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

 

(Matthew 20- 9. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour,

they received every man a shilling.

 

(Matthew 20- 10. And when the first came,

they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a shilling.

 

(Matthew 20- 11. And when they received it, they murmured against the householder,

 

(Matthew 20- 12. saying, These last have spent but one hour,

and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

 

(Matthew 20- 13. But he answered and said to one of them, Friend,

I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling?

 

(Matthew 20- 14. Take up that which is thine, and go thy way;

it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee.

 

(Thomas 81.) Jesus said : “He who has grown wealthy will rule,

and he who possesses power will renounce it.”

 

(Matthew 20- 15. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?

or is thine eye evil, because I am good?

 

(Matthew 20- 16. So the last shall be first, and the first last.

 

 

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(Thomas 76.) Jesus said : “The Kingdom of the Father is like a man,

a merchant, who owned goods and discovered a pearl. This merchant was clever.

He sold the merchandise and bought the pearl alone. You also seek his enduring

treasure where no moth comes near to eat and no worm destroys.”

(Matthew 13-45. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant

seeking goodly pearls:

 

(Matthew 13- 46. and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold

all that he had, and bought it.

 

(Phillip) When the pearl is cast down into the mud it does not become greatly despised,

nor if it is anointed with balsam oil will it become more precious. 

But it always has value in the eyes of the owner. Compare the sons of God,

whatever they may be. They still have value in the eyes of their Father.

 

(Thomas 93.) “Do not give what is holy to the dogs, lest they throw it on the dunghill.

Do not cast pearls to swine, lest they grind them {to bits}.”

 

(Matthew 13- 44. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field;

which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

 

(Phillip) No one will hide a large valuable object in something large, but many a time one has

tossed countless thousands into a thing worth a penny. Compare the Soul. 

It is a precious thing and it came to be in a contemptible body.

 

 

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(Thomas 96.) Jesus said : “The Kingdom of the Father is like a woman who put a

little yeast in some flour, and made some big loaves with it. He who has ears, let him hear !”

 

(Matthew 13-33. Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven,

which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

 

(Thomas97.) “The Kingdom of the Father is like a woman who was carrying a jar full of meal.

While she was walking on a far road 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 put the jar down and found it empty.”

 

(Luke 13-20.) And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

 

(Luke 13-21.) It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in

three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

 

 

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(Thomas 107.) Jesus said : “The Kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep.

One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine and looked for that

single sheep until he found it. When he had gone to such trouble, he said to the sheep :

‘I love You more than the ninety-nine.’

 

(John10- 1. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door

into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

 

(John10- 2. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

 

(John10- 3. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice:

and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

 

(John10-4. When he hath put forth all his own,

he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

 

(John10- 5. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:

for they know not the voice of strangers.

 

(John10- 6. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what

things they were which he spake unto them.

 

(John10-7. Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily,

I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

 

(John10- 8. All that came before me are thieves and robbers:

but the sheep did not hear them.

 

(John10-9. I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,

and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture.

 

(John10- 10. The thief cometh not, but that he may steal,

and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

 

(John10- 11. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.

 

(John10- 12. He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not,

beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth,

and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth them:

 

(John10- 13. he fleeth because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

 

(John10-14. I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me,

 

(John10- 15. even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father;

and I lay down my life for the sheep.

 

(John10- 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring,

and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.

 

(Thomas 113.) His disciples said to Him : “When will the Kingdom come ?”

Jesus said : “It does not come by expecting it. It will not be a matter of saying :

‘See, it is here !’ or : ‘Look, it is there !’. Rather, the Kingdom of the Father

is spread over the earth and men do not see it.”

 

Jesus, To His Apostes, For his Disciples

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