On the nature of parables.

Mark 4.21-25 = Luke 8.16-18.

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§ The phrase ει τις εχει ωτα ακουειν ακουετω (if anyone has ears to hear, let him hear) in Mark 4.23 is repeated and transposed in Matthew 13.9 = Mark 4.9 = Luke 8.8; Matthew 11.15; 13.43; Mark 7.16; Luke 14.35. The phrase ος γαρ εχει, δοθησεται αυτω, και ος ουκ εχει, και ο εχει αρθησεται απ αυτου (for he who has, to him it shall be given; and he who does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him) in Mark 4.25 = Luke 8.18 is repeated and transposed in Matthew 13.12; Matthew 25.29 = Luke 19.26.

§ Thomas 5:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ CΟΥΩΝΠΕΤΜ̅ΠΜ̅ΤΟ Μ̅ΠΕΚϨΟ ΕΒΟΛ ΑΥΩ ΠΕΘΗΠ ΕΡΟΚ ϤΝΑϬΩΛΠ ΕΒΟΛ ΝΑΚ ΜΝ̅ΛΑΑΥ ΓΑΡ ΕϤϨΗΠ ΕϤΝΑΟΥΩΝϨ ΕΒΟΛ ΑΝ.

Jesus said: Know what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will be revealed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be made apparent.

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 654, lines 27-31:

Λεγει Ιη{σου}ς· [Γνωθι το ον εμπροσ]θεν της οψεως σου και [το κεκαλυμμενον] απο σου αποκαλυφ{θ}ησετ[αι σοι· ου γαρ εσ]τιν κρυπτον ο ου φαν[ερον γενησεται,] και θεθαμμενον ο ο[υκ εγερθησεται.]

Says Je{su}s: [Know what is be]fore your face and [what has been veiled] from you shall be un{v}eil[ed for you. For it is not hidden which shall not [become] appar[ent,] and buried which shall n[ot be raised up.]

Thomas 33:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ ΠΕΤΚΝΑCΩΤΜ̅ ΕΡΟϤ ϨΜ̅ΠΕΚΜΑΑϪΕ ϨΜ̅ΠΚΕΜΑΑϪΕ ΤΑϢΕΟΕΙϢ Μ̅ΜΟϤ ϨΙϪΝ̅ΝΕΤΝ̅ϪΕΝΕΠΩΡ ΜΑΡΕΛΑΑΥ ΓΑΡ ϪΕΡΕϨΗΒ̅C̅ Ν̅ϤΚΑΑϤ ϨΑΜΑΑϪΕ ΟΥΔΕ ΜΑϤΚΑΑϤ ϨΜ̅ΜΑ ΕϤϨΗΠ ΑΛΛΑ ΕϢΑΡΕϤΚΑΑϤ ϨΙϪΝ̅ΤΛΥΧΝΙΑ ϪΕΚΑΑC ΟΥΟΝ ΝΙΜ ΕΤΒΗΚ ΕϨΟΥΝ ΑΥΩ ΕΤΝ̅ΝΗΥ ΕΒΟΛ ΕΥΝΑΝΑΥ ΑΠΕϤΟΥΟΕΙΝ.

Jesus said: Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a peck, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who goes in and comes out might look upon its light.

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1 verso, lines 41-42:

Λεγει Ι{ησου}ς· {Ο} ακουεις [ε]ις [το εν ω]τιον σου [....]

Says J{esu}s: {What} you hear [i]n [the one e]ar of yours [....]

Thomas 41:

ΠΕϪΕ Ι̅C̅ ϪΕ ΠΕΤΕΥΝ̅ΤΑϤ ϨΝ̅ΤΕϤϬΙϪ CΕΝΑϮ ΝΑϤ ΑΥΩ ΠΕΤΕΜΝ̅ΤΑϤ ΠΚΕϢΗΜ ΕΤΟΥΝ̅ΤΑϤ CΕΝΑϤΙΤϤ̅ Ν̅ΤΟΟΤϤ.

Jesus said: Whoever has something in his hand, they will give him more, and whoever has nothing, they will take away from his hand the little that he has.