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Children in Field


(1) Thom 21:1-4



(1) Thom 21:1-4

/21/ Mary said to Jesus, "What are your disciples like?" /2/ He said, They are like little children living in a field that is not theirs. /3/ When the owners of the field come, they will say, "Give us back our field." /4/ They take off their clothes in front of them in order to give it back to them, and they return their field to them. /5/ For this reason I say, if the owners of a house know that a thief is coming, they will be on guard before the thief arrives, and will not let the thief break into their house (their domain) and steal their possessions. /6/ As for you, then, be on guard against the world. /7/ Prepare yourselves with great strength, so the robbers can't find a way to get to you, for the trouble you expect will come. /8/ Let there be among you a person who understands. /9/ When the crop ripened, he came quickly carrying a sickle and harvested it. /10/ Anyone here with two good ears had better listen! [Complete Gospels]




John Dominic Crossan

Item: 288
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: No


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