Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 081

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Saying 80

(80) Jesus said, "He who has recognized the world has found the body, but he who has found the body is superior to the world."

In saying 78, the religious leaders were unable to discern the truth. Speaking of the Ninevites, he uses the symbold of left and right to say they cannot discern between the flesh and the spirit:

Jon 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and [also] much cattle?

One who has found the body is one who now discerns the flesh and the spirit, and is one step closer to knowing the truth.

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