Hypertext interlinear of the Gospel according to Thomas

39.[1] Says

Yeshua

:

The.Pharisees[2]

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is

`e

m.farisai

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Aram

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with

the.Scripturalists

did.they.take

the.keys

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P199a-P035-C747b

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.

of.the.recognition,

did.they.hide.them,

nor

{not}[3].they.go

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a.u.6op.ou

oute

mp.ou.bwk

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P199a-P035-C695a-P035

Gk

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.

within,

and

those-who.desire

*.to-go

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they.permit.them.

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yet

become!

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de

4wpe

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Gk

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.

in.the-manner

of.the.serpents

and

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in.the-manner

of.the.

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doves.

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39. Yeshua says: The dogmatists and the scriptualists have received the keys of recognition, but they have hidden them. They did not enter, nor did they permit those to enter who wished to. Yet you—become astute as serpents and innocent as doves.

39. Yeshúa dice: Los dogmáticos y los escriturarios han recibido las llaves del conocimiento, pero las han escondido. No entraron ellos, ni permitían entrar a los que querían hacerlo. Pero vosotros—haceos astutos como serpientes y inocentes como palomas.


1Papyrus MS 09, Guillaumont 15 and Grondin 37-41; Gk fragment.

2This term (like Sadducees’ as well) is difficult to render in a way that is relevant to modern readers and circumstances—for of course both types are all-too familiar thruout history: the Sadducees as the centralized, wealthy, powerful and therefore conservative religious leaders; the Pharisees as the ubiquitous, more liberal but nonetheless dogmatic, teaching clergy. I have finally settled on that dogmatism in religious instruction, as perhaps expressing the essence of the pharisaical in NT times.

3Coptic allows double-negation.