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Fasting, Praying, Almsgiving


(1) Thom 14:1-3 (with 6:1)



(1) Thom 14:1-3 (with 6:1)

/14/ Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will bring sin upon yourselves, /2/ and if you pray, you will be condemned, /3/ and if you give to charity, you will harm your spirits. /4/When you go into any region and walk about in the countryside, when people take you in, eat what they serve you and heal the sick among them. /5/ After all, what goes into your mouth won't defile you; what comes out of your mouth will." [Complete Gospels]

/6/ His disciples asked him and said to him, "Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?" /2/ Jesus said, "Don't lie, 3 and don't do what you hate, 4because all things are disclosed before heaven. 5After all, there is nothing hidden that won't be revealed, 6 and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed." [Complete Gospels]




John Dominic Crossan

Item: 283
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: No


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