Gospel of Thomas

The Text of the Gospel of Thomas
from the Scholars Version translation published in The Complete Gospels
These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas
Thomas recorded.
1 And he said, “Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not
taste death.”
2 Jesus said, “Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. 2When
they find, they will be disturbed. 3When they are disturbed, they will marvel, 4
and will rule over all.”
3 Jesus said, “If your leaders say to you, ‘Look, the (Father’s) imperial rule is
in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. 2If they say to you, ‘It is
in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. 3Rather, the (Father’s) imperial rule
is inside you and outside you. 4When you know yourselves, then you will be
known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. 5But
if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the
4 Jesus said, “The person old in days won’t hesitate to ask a little child seven
days old about the place of life, and that person will live. 2For many of the first
will be last, 3and will become a single one.”
5 Jesus said, “Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you
will be disclosed to you. 2 For there is nothing hidden that won’t be revealed.”
6 His disciples asked him and said to him, “Do you want us to fast? How
should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?”
2Jesus said, “Don’t lie, 3 and don’t do what you hate, 4because all things are
disclosed before heaven. 5After all, there is nothing hidden that won’t be
revealed, 6 and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed.”
7 Jesus said, “Lucky is the lion that the human will eat, so that the lion
becomes human. 2And