Early Christian Writings Commentary
Title: Gospel of Thomas Commentary: Saying 5
Subheading: This page explores modern interpretations of the Gospel according to Thomas, an ancient text preserved in a Coptic translation at Nag Hammadi and Greek fragments at Oxyrhynchus. With no particular slant, this commentary gathers together quotations from various scholars in order to elucidate the meaning of the sayings, many of which are rightly described as “obscure.”
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From: Early Christian Writings
Horst Balz. (T87)
Bentley Layton. (T68)
Harold W Attridge. (T34)
Jean Doresse. (T81)
Robert Funk. (T71)
Nag Hammadi Coptic Text
BLATZ4CM Translator ID: T87
(5) Jesus said: Recognize what is before you, and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you; for there is nothing hidden that will not be made manifest.
LAYTON4CM Translator ID: T68
(5) Jesus said, “Recognize what is before your (sing.) face and what is obscure to you (sing.) will become disclosed unto you. For there is nothing obscure that will not become shown forth.”
DORESSE4CM Translator ID: T81
5 . Jesus says: “Know what is before your face, and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you. For nothing hidden will fail to be revealed!”
Oxyrhynchus Greek Fragment
DORESSE – Oxyrhynchus4CM Translator ID: T81
Jesus says: [“Know what is be]fore your face, and [what is hidden] from you will be revealed [to you. For there] is [nothing] hidden which [will] not be revealed, nor <anything> buried which [will not be raised up!”].
ATTRIDGE – Oxyrhynchus4CM Translator ID: T34
(5) Jesus said, “[Recognize what is in] your (sg.) sight, and [that which is hidden] from you (sg.) will become plain [to you (sg.). For there is nothing] hidden which [will] not [become] manifest, nor buried that [will not be raised].”