499 Grain of Wheat

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(1) ApJas 6:11b [=SecJas 6:16-18]

Crossan analysis:

Item: 499
Stratum: IV (120-150 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -


(1) ApJas 6:11b [=SecJas 6:16-18]

"Become eager for instruction. For the first prerequisite for instruction is faith, the second is love, the third is works; now from these comes life. 17 For instruction is like a grain of wheat. When they sowed it they had faith in it; and when it sprouted they loved it, because they envisioned many grains in place of one; and when they worked they were sustained, because they prepared it for food, then kept the rest in reserve to be sown. 18 So it is possible for you, too, to receive for yourselves heaven's domain: unless you receive it through knowledge, you will not be able to discover it." [Complete Gospels]

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