The Gospel of Thomas
Sayings 21—40

by K. C. Hanson

21 Mary said to Jesus,
"What are your disciples like?"

He said,
"They are like small children living in a field that does not belong to them. When the field's owners arrive, they will say, 'Return our field to us.' They take off their clothes in front of them to give it back to them, and they return their field to them.

This is the reason I say, if the owner of a house knows that a thief is coming, he will be attentive before the thief arrives, and he will not let the thief break into his house of his domain and steal his belongings.

As for you, therefore, be on guard against the world. Prepare yourselves with great strength, lest the theives find a way to get to you, for the difficulties you expect will come. Let there be someone among you who understands. When the crop ripened, that one arrived quickly with sickle in hand and harvested it.

The one who has ears to hear, listen!"

22 Jesus saw some infants nursing. He said to his disciples, "These nursing infants are like those who enter the Kingdom."

They said to him, "Then shall we enter the Kingdom as infants?"

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 what is above like what is below, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make a pair of eyes in place of one eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the Kingdom]."

23 Jesus said,
"I shall choose you—one from a thousand, and they shall stand as a single one."

24 Jesus said,

25 Jesus said,

26 Jesus said,

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