054 Dogs and Swine

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(1) Thom 93
(2) Matt 7:6
(3) Did 9:5

Crossan analysis:

Item: 54
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Triple
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: No


(1) Thom 93

"Don't give what is sacred to dogs, for they might throw them upon the manure pile. 2 Don't throw pearls [to] pigs, or they might … it [...]." [Complete Gospels]

No copies of this portion of Thomas survive in Greek. For the Coptic version see [Early Christian Writings]

(2) Matt 7:6

"Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you."

Μὴ δῶτε τὸ ἅγιον τοῖς κυσὶν μηδὲ βάλητε τοὺς μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν χοίρων, μήποτε καταπατήσουσιν αὐτοὺς ἐν τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτῶν καὶ στραφέντες ῥήξωσιν ὑμᾶς. (Matthew 7:6 GNT-T)

(3) Did 9:5

Let no-one eat or drink of your thanksgiving [meal] save those who have been baptized in the name of the Lord, since the Lord has said concerning this, "Do not give what is holy to the dogs." [Hermeneia]

Μηδεὶς δὲ φαγέτω μηδὲ πιέτω ἀπὸ τῆς εὐχαριστίας ὑμῶν, ἀλλ᾿ οἱ βαπτισθέντες εἰς ὄνομα κυρίου, καὶ γὰρ περὶ τούτου εἴρηκεν ὁ κύριος· Μὴ δῶτε τὸ ἅγιον τοῖς κυσί. (Didache 9:5 AF-T)