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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    35. Jesus said, "One can't enter a strong person's house and take it by force without tying his hands. Then one can loot his house."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    37. His disciples said, "When will you appear to us, and when will we see you?" / Jesus said, "When you strip without being ashamed, and you take your clothes and put them under your feet like little children and trample then, then [you] will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid." 

     

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    38. Jesus said, "Often you have desired to hear these sayings that I am speaking to you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them. There will be days when you will seek me and you will not find me."

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    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    39. Jesus said, "The Pharisees and the scholars have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered nor have they allowed those who want to enter to do so. / As for you, be as sly as snakes and as simple as doves."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    40. Jesus said, "A grapevine has been planted apart from the Father. Since it is not strong, it will be pulled up by its root and will perish."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    41. Jesus said, "Whoever has something in hand will be given more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little they have."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    42. Jesus said, "Become passersby."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    43. His disciples said to him, "Who are you to say these things to us?" / "You don't understand who I am from what I say to you. / Rather, you have become like the Judeans, for they love the tree but hate its fruit, or they love the fruit but hate the tree."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    44. Jesus said, "Whoever blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the holy spirit will not be forgiven, either on earth or in heaven."

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    THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
    The Nag Hammadi Library
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

    46. Jesus said, "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted. / But I have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the (Father's) kingdom and will become greater than John."

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