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"When you pray, say: Father, may your name be kept holy! Let your reign come: Our day’s bread give us today; and cancel our debts for us, as we too have cancelled for those in debt to us; and do not put us to the test!"    - Q 11:2b-4 ; International Q Project


"A disciple is not superior to one's teacher. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher."    - Q 6:40 ; International Q Project


"Blessed are you when they insult and persecute‚ you, and say every kind of evil against you because of the son of humanity. Be glad and exult for vast is your reward in heaven. For this is how they persecuted‚ the prophets who were before you."    - Sayings Gospel Q 6:22-23 ; International Q Project


"The one who does not take one's cross and follow after me cannot be my disciple."    - Q 14:27 ; International Q Project


"Therefore also Wisdom said: I will send them prophets and sages, and some of them they will kill and persecute, so that a settling of accounts for the blood of all the prophets poured out from the founding of the world may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, murdered between the sacrificial altar and the House. Yes, I tell you, an accounting will be required of this generation!"    - Q 11:49-51 ; International Q Project


Into whatever house you enter, first say: Peace to this house! And if a son of peace be there, let your peace come upon him; but if not, let your peace return upon‚ you. And at that house‚ remain eating and drinking whatever they provide for the worker is worthy of one’s reward. Do not move around from house to house, and whatever town you enter and they take you in, eat what is set before you. And cure the sick there, and say to them: The kingdom of God has reached unto you.    - Q 10:5-9 ; International Q Project


I tell you, ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks will it be opened. What person of you, whose son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or again when he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? So if you, though evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, by how much more will the Father from heaven give good things to those who ask him!    - Q 11:9-13 ; International Q Project


And raising his eyes to his disciples he said: Blessed are you poor, for God’s reign is for you. Blessed are you who hunger, for you will eat your fill. Blessed are you who mourn, for you will be consoled.    - Q 6:20–21 (cf. Luke 6.20-21; Matthew 5:1–4, 6 & Gospel of Thomas 54; 69:2 ; Robinson, James M.; The Gospel of Jesus


"This tradition [Sayings Gospel Q] makes meaning only when people hear and contemplate it for themselves. It does not state the Truth. It provokes you to seek for truth. In that seeking, everyone is on equal footing."    - Patterson, Stephen J. ; The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins


You who have followed me will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.      - Q 22:28, 30 ; International Q Project


A certain person, on taking a trip, called ten of his slaves and gave them ten minas and said to them: Do business until I come. After a long time‚ the master of those slaves comes and settles accounts with them.  And the first came‚ saying: Master, your mina has produced ten more minas.  And he said to him: Well done, good slave, you have been faithful over a pittance, I will set you over much.  And the second‚ came saying: Master, your mina has earned five minas. He said to him: Well done, good slave, you have been faithful over a pittance, I will set you over much. And the other came saying: Master, I knew‚ you, that you are a hard person, reaping where you did not sow and gathering from where you did not winnow; and, scared, I went and hid your mina‚ in the ground. Here, you have what belongs to you. He said to him: Wicked slave! You knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather from where I have not winnowed? Then you had to invest‚ my money with the money·-changers! And at my coming I would have received what belongs to me plus interest. So take from him the mina and give to the one who has the ten minas. For‚ to everyone who has will be given; but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.    - Q 19:12-13, 15-24, 26 ; International Q Project


I tell you, there will be two in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left.    - Q 17:34-35 ; International Q Project


As it took place in‚ the days of Noah, so will it be in the day‚ of the Son of Humanity. For as in those days‚ they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark and the flood came and took them all, so will it also be on the day the Son of Humanity is revealed.    - Q 17:26-27, 28-29, 30 ; International Q Project


Wherever the corpse, there the vultures will gather.    - Q 17:37 ; International Q Project


If they say to you: Look, he is in the wilderness, do not go out; look, he is indoors, do not follow. For as the lightning streaks out from Sunrise and flashes as far as Sunset, so will be the Son of Humanity on his day.    - Q 17:23-24 ; International Q Project


But on being asked when the kingdom of God is coming, he answered them and said: The kingdom of God is not coming visibly. Nor will one say: Look, here! or: There! For look, the kingdom of God is within you!    - Q 17:20-21 ; International Q Project


If you have faith like a mustard seed, you might say to this mulberry tree: Be uprooted and planted in the sea! And it would obey you.    - Q 17:6 ; International Q Project


If your brother sins against you‚ rebuke him; and if he repents‚ forgive him. And if seven times a day he sins against you, also seven times shall you forgive him.    - Q 17:3-4 ; International Q Project


Or what woman who has ten coins, if she were to lose one coin, would not light a lamp and sweep the house and hunt until she finds? And on finding she calls the friends and neighbors, saying: Rejoice with me, for I found the coin which I lost. Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels over one repenting sinner.    - Q 15:·8-10 ; International Q Project


Which person is there among you who has a hundred sheep, on losing one of them, will not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains‚ and go hunt for the lost one? And if it should happen that he finds it, I say to you that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.    - Q 15:4-5a, 7 ; International Q Project


It is necessary for enticements to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It is better for him if a millstone is put around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, than that he should entice one of these little [most vulnerable] ones.    - Q 17:1-2 ; International Q Project


Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries a divorcée commits adultery.    - Q 16:18 ; International Q Project


But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one iota or one serif of the law to fall.    - Q 16:17 ; International Q Project


The law and the prophets were until John. From then on the kingdom of God is violated and the violent plunder it.    - Q 16:16 ; International Q Project


No one can serve two masters; for a person will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon [money/wealth].    - Q 16:13 ; International Q Project


Salt is good; but if salt becomes insipid, with what will it be seasoned? Neither for the earth nor for the dunghill is it fit‚ it gets thrown out.    - Q 14:34-35 ; International Q Project


The one who finds one’s life will lose it, and the one who loses one’s life for my sake‚ will find it.    - Q 17:33 ; International Q Project


The one who does not hate father and mother can not be my disciple; and the one who does not hate son and daughter cannot be my disciple.    -  Q 14:26 ; International Q Project


A certain person prepared a large dinner, and invited many. And he sent his slave at the time of the dinner to say to the invited: Come, for it is now ready. One declined because of his farm. Another declined because of his business. And the slave, on coming, said these things to his master. Then the householder, enraged, said to his slave: Go out on the roads, and whomever you find, invite, so that my house may be filled.    - Q 14: 16-18, 19-20, 21, 23 ; International Q Project


Everyone exalting oneself will be humbled, and the one humbling oneself will be exalted.    - Q 14:·11 ; International Q Project


O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her nestlings under her wings, and you were not willing! Look, your house is forsaken! I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when‚ you say: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!    - Q 13:34-35 ; International Q Project


The last will be first and the first last.    - Q 13:30 ; International Q Project


And many shall come from Sunrise and Sunset and recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of God, but you will be thrown out into the outer darkness where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.    - Q 13:29, 28 ; International Q Project


Enter through the narrow door, for many will seek to enter and few are those who enter through it. When the householder has arisen‚ and locked the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying: Master, open for us, and he will answer you: I do not know you. Then you will begin saying: We ate in your presence and drank, and it was in our streets you taught. And he will say to you: I do not know you! Get away from me, you who do lawlessness!    - Q 13:24-27 ; International Q Project


And again‚ with what am I to compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until it was fully fermented.    - Q 13:20-21 ; International Q Project


What is the kingdom of God like, and with what am I to compare it? It is like a seed of mustard, which a person took and threw into his garden‚ and it grew and developed into a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.    - Q 13:18-19 ; International Q Project


While you go along with your opponent on the way, make an effort to get loose from him, lest the opponent‚ hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the assistant, and the assistant throw you into prison.  I say to you: You will not get out of there until you pay the last penny.    - Q 12:58-59 ; International Q Project


But he said to them: When evening has come, you say: Good weather! For the sky is flame red. And at dawn: Today it's wintry! For the lowering sky is flame red. The face of the sky you know to interpret, but the time you are not able to?    - Q 12:·54-56 ; International Q Project


Fire have I come to hurl on the earth, and how I wish it had already blazed up! Do you think that I have come to hurl peace on earth? I did not come to hurl peace, but a sword! For I have come to divide son against father, and daughter against her mother, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.    - Q 12:49‚ 51, 53 ; International Q Project


Who then is the faithful and wise slave whom the master put over his household to give them food on time? Blessed is that slave whose master, on coming, will find so doing. Amen‚ I tell you, he will appoint him over all his possessions. But if that slave says in his heart: My master is delayed, and begins to beat his fellow slaves‚ and eats and drinks with the drunkards‚ the master of that slave will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him to pieces and give him an inheritance with the faithless.    - Q 12:42-46 ; International Q Project


But know this: If the householder had known in which watch the robber was coming, he would not have let his house be dug into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Humanity is coming at an hour you do not expect.    - Q 12:39-40 ; The International Q Project


Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you are to eat, nor about your body, with what you are to clothe yourself. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Consider the ravens: They neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet God feeds them. Are you not better than the birds? And who of you by being anxious is able to add to one's stature a cubit? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe‚ the lilies, how they grow: They do not work nor do they spin. Yet I tell you: Not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these. But if in the field the grass, there today and tomorrow thrown into the oven, God clothes thus, will he not much more clothe you, persons of petty faith! So‚ do not be anxious, saying: What are we to eat? Or what are we to drink? Or what are we to wear? For all these the Gentiles seek; for your Father knows that you need them all. But seek his kingdom, and all these shall be granted to you.    - Q 12:22b-31 ; International Q Project


Do not treasure for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and gnawing deface and where robbers dig through and rob, but treasure for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor gnawing defaces and where robbers do not dig through nor rob. For where your treasure is, there will also be your heart.    - Q 12:33-34 ; International Q Project


When they bring you before synagogues, do not be anxious about how or what you are to say; for the holy Spirit will teach‚ you in that hour what you are to say.    - Q 12:11-12 ; International Q Project


Anyone who may speak out for me in public, the son of humanity will also speak out for him before the angels. But whoever may deny me in public will be‚ denied‚ before the angels.    - Q 12:8-9 ; International Q Project


Are not five‚ sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them will fall to earth without your Father's consent. But even the hairs of your head all are numbered. Do not be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.    - Q 12:6-7 ; International Q Project


And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But fear the one who is able to destroy both the soul and body in Gehenna.    - Q 12:4-5 ; International Q Project


And whoever says a word against the son of humanity, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.    - Q 12:10 ; International Q Project


Nothing is covered up that will not be exposed, and hidden that will not be known. What I say to you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.    - Q 12: 2-3 ; International Q Project


And‚ woe to you, exegetes of the Law, for you bind burdens, and load on the backs of people, but you yourselves do not want to lift‚ your finger to move them. Woe to you, exegetes of the Law, for you shut the kingdom of God from people; you did not go in, nor let in those trying to get in. Woe to you, for you built the tombs of the prophets, but your forefathers killed them. Thus you‚ witness against yourselves that you are sons‚ of your forefathers.    - Q 11:46b, 52, 47-48 ; International Q Project


Woe for you, Pharisees, for you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and give up‚ justice and mercy and faithfulness. But these one had to do, without giving up those. Woe to you, Pharisees, for you purify the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are‚ full of plunder and dissipation. Purify‚ the inside of the cup, its outside pure. Woe to you, Pharisees, for you love the place of honor at banquets, and the front seat in the synagogues and accolades in the markets. Woe to you, Pharisees, for you are like indistinct tombs, and people walking on top are unaware.    - Q 11:39a, 42, 39b, 41, 43-44 ; International Q Projectd


The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is generous, your whole body is radiant; but if your eye is jaundiced, your whole body is dark. So if the light within you is dark, how great must the darkness be!    - Q 11:34-35 ; International Q Project


No one lights a lamp and puts it in a hidden place, but on the lamp-stand and it gives light for everyone in the house.    - Q 11:33 ; International Q Project


The queen of the South will be raised at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and look, something more than Solomon is here! Ninevite men will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it. For they repented at the announcement of Jonah, and look, something more than Jonah is here!    - Q 11:31-32 ; International Q Project


But some were demanding from him a sign. But he said‚ "This generation is an evil generation; it demands a sign, and a sign will not be given to it—except the sign of Jonah! For as Jonah became to the Ninevites a sign, so also‚ will the son of humanity be to this generation."    - Q 11:16, 29-30 ; International Q Project


When the defiling spirit has left the person, it wanders through waterless regions looking for a resting-place, and finds none. Then‚ it says, I will return to my house from which I came. And on arrival it finds it swept and tidied up. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and moving in, they settle there. And the last circumstances of that person become worse than the first.    - Q 11:24-26 ; International Q Project


The one not with me is against me, and the one not gathering with me scatters.    - Q 11:23 ; International Q Project


A strong person’s house cannot be looted, but if someone still stronger overpowers him, he does get looted.    - Q 11:·21-22 ; International Q Project


I tell you, ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks will it be opened. What person of you, whose son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or again when he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? So if you, though evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, by how much more will the Father from heaven give good things to those who ask him!    - Q 11:9-13 ; International Q Project


When you pray say: Father — may your name be kept holy! — let your reign come: Our day’s bread give us today; and cancel our debts for us, as we too have cancelled for those in debt to us; and do not put us to the test!    - Q 11:2b-4 ; International Q Project


Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you: Many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, but never saw it, and to hear what you hear, but never heard it.    - Q 10:23-24 ; International Q Project


Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and to whomever the Son chooses to reveal him.    - Q 10:22 ; International Q Project


At that time he said: I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you hid these things from sages and the learned, and disclosed them to children. Yes, Father, for that is what it has pleased you to do.    - Q 10:21 ; International Q Project


Whoever takes you in takes me in, and whoever takes me in takes in the one who sent me.    - Q 10:16 ; International Q Project


Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the wonders performed in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, in sackcloth and ashes. Yet for Tyre and Sidon it shall be more bearable at the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, up to heaven will you be exalted? Into Hades shall you come down!    - Q 10:13-15 ; International Q Project


But into whatever town you enter and they do not take you in, on going out from that town‚ shake off the dust from your feet. I tell you: For Sodom it shall be more bearable on that day than for that town.    - Q 10:10-12 ; International Q Project


Carry no purse‚ not knapsack, nor sandals, nor stick, and greet no one on the road.    - Q 10:4 ; International Q Project


Be on your way! Look, I send you like sheep in the midst of wolves.    - Q 10:3 ; International Q Project


He said to his disciples: The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to dispatch workers into his harvest.    - Q 10:2 ; International Q Project


And someone said to him: I will follow you wherever you go. And Jesus said to him: Foxes have holes, and birds of the sky have nests; but the son of humanity does not have anywhere he can lay his head. But another said to him: Master, permit me first to go and bury my father. But he said to him: Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.    - Q 9:57-60 ; International Q Project


To what am I to compare this generation and what is it like? It is like children seated in the‚ market places‚ who, addressing the others‚ say: We fluted for you, but you would not dance; we wailed, but you would not cry. For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and you say: He has a demon! The son of humanity came, eating and drinking, and you say: Look! A person who is a glutton and drunkard, a chum of tax collectors and sinners! But Wisdom was vindicated by her children.    - Q 7:31-35 ; International Q Project


For John came to you, the tax collectors responded positively, but the religious authorities rejected him.    - Q 7:·29-30 ; International Q Project


And John, on  hearing about all these things‚ sending through his disciples, said to him: Are you the one to come, or are we to expect someone else? And in reply he said to them: Go report to John what you hear and see: The blind regain their sight and the lame walk around, the skin-diseased are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor are given good news. And blessed is whoever is not offended by me.    - Q 7:18-23 ; International Q Project


And it came to pass when‚ he ended these sayings, he entered Capernaum. There came to him a centurion exhorting him and saying: My‚ boy is doing badly. And he said to him: Am I, by coming, to heal him? And in reply the centurion said: Master, I am not worthy for you to come under my roof; but say a word, and let‚ my boy be‚ healed. For I too am a person under authority, with soldiers under me, and I say to one: Go, and he goes, and to another: Come, and he comes, and to my slave: Do this, and he does it. But Jesus, on hearing, was amazed, and said to those who followed: I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.    - Q 7:1, 3, 6b-9, 10 ; International Q Project


And when they had left, he began to talk to the crowds about John: What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?  If not, what did you go out to see? A person arrayed in finery? Look, those wearing finery are in kings' houses. But then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, even more than a prophet! This is the one about whom it has been written: Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your path in front of you.  I tell you: There has not arisen among women's offspring anyone who surpasses John. Yet the least significant in God's kingdom is more than he.    - Q 7:24-28 ; International Q Project


And Jesus was led into the wilderness by the Spirit to be‚ tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing for forty days, he became hungry. And the devil told him: If you are God's Son, order that these stones become loaves. And Jesus answered him‚: It is written: A person is not to live only from bread. The devil took him along to Jerusalem and put him on the tip of the temple and told him: If you are God's Son, throw yourself down. For it is written: He will command his angels about you, and on their hands they will bear you, so that you do not strike your foot against a stone. And Jesus in reply‚ told him: It is written: Do not put to the test the Lord your God. And the devil took him along to a very high‚ mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor, and told him: All these I will give you, if you bow down before me. And in reply‚ Jesus told him: It is written: Bow down to the Lord your God, and serve only him. And the devil left him.    - Q 4:1-4, 9-12, 5-8, 13 ; International Q Project


I baptize you in water, but the one to come after me is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to take off. He will baptize you in holy Spirit and fire. His pitchfork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather the wheat into his granary, but the chaff he will burn on a fire that can never be put out.    - Q 3:16b-17 ; International Q Project


He said to the crowds coming to be baptized:  Snakes’ litter! Who warned you to run from the impending rage? So bear fruit worthy of repentance, and do not presume to tell yourselves: We have as forefather Abraham! For I tell you: God can produce children for Abraham right out of these rocks!  And the ax already lies at the root of the trees. So every tree not bearing healthy fruit is to be chopped down and thrown on the fire.    - Q 3:7-9 ; International Q Project


Everyone hearing my words and acting on them is like a person who built one’s‚ house on bedrock; and the rain poured down and the flash floods came, and the winds blew‚ and pounded that house, and it did not collapse, for it was founded on bedrock. And everyone‚ who hears my words‚ and does not act on them‚ is like a person who built one’s‚ house on the sand; and the rain poured down and the flash floods came, and the winds blew‚ and battered that house, and promptly it collapsed, and its fall‚ was devastating.    - Q 6:47-49 ; International Q Project


Why do you call me: Master, Master, and do not do what I say?    - Q 6:46 ; International Q Project


No healthy tree bears rotten fruit, nor on the other hand‚ does a decayed tree bear healthy fruit. For from the fruit the tree is known. Are figs picked from thorns, or grapes‚ from thistles? The good person from one's good treasure casts up good things, and the evil person‚ from the evil treasure‚ casts up evil things. For from exuberance of heart one's‚ mouth speaks.    - Q 6:43-45 ; International Q Project


And why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but the beam in your own eye you overlook? How can you say to your brother: Let me throw out the speck from your eye, and just look at the beam in your own eye? Hypocrite, first throw out from your own eye the beam, and then you will see clearly to throw out the speck in your brother’s eye.    - Q 6:41-42 ; International Q Project


Can a blind person show the way to a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?    - Q 6:39 ; International Q Project


Do not pass judgment so you are not judged. For with what judgment you pass judgment, you will be judged. And‚ with the measurement you use to measure out, it will be measured out to you.    - Q 6:37-38 ; International Q Project


Be full of pity, just as your Father is full of pity.    - Sayings Gospel Q 6:36 ; International Q Project


If you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Do not even tax collectors do the same? And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what reward do you have? Do not even the Gentiles‚ do the same?    - Sayings Gospel Q 6:32, 34 ; International Q Project


And the way you want people to treat you, that is how you treat them.    - Sayings Gospel Q 6:31 ; International Q Project


The one who slaps‚ you on the cheek, offer him the other as well; and to the person wanting to take you to court and get your shirt, turn over to him the coat as well. And the one who conscripts you for one mile, go with him a second. To the one who asks of you, give; and from the one who borrows do not ask back what is yours.    - Sayings Gospel Q 6:29-30 ; International Q Project


"Love your enemies and pray for those persecuting you so that you may become sons of your Father, for he raises his sun on bad and good and rains on the just and unjust."    - Sayings Gospel Q 6: 27-28, 35c-d ; International Q Project


And John, on hearing about all these things, sending through his disciples, said to him: Are you the one to come, or are we to expect someone else? And in reply he said to them: Go report to John what you hear and see: The blind regain their sight and the lame walk around, the skin-diseased are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is whoever is not offended by me.    - Q 7:18–19, 22–23 (Cf. Luke 7.18-19, 22-23; Matthew 11:2–6) ; James M. Robinson; The Gospel of Jesus


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