|Greek Text A
2. And having made soft clay, he fashioned thereof twelve sparrows.
| Greek Text B
1. Now Jesus made of that clay twelve sparrows:
2. Again, he took of the clay which came of that pool and made thereof to the number of twelve sparrows.
|And it was the Sabbath when he did these things (or made them). And there were also many other little children playing with him.||and it was the Sabbath day.||Now it was the Sabbath day when Jesus did this among the children of the Hebrews:|
|3. And a certain Jew when he saw what Jesus did, playing upon the Sabbath day, departed straightway and told his father Joseph: Lo, thy child is at the brook, and he hath taken clay and fashioned twelve little birds, and hath polluted the Sabbath day.||And a child ran and told Joseph, saying: Behold, thy child playeth about the brook, and hath made sparrows of the clay, which is not lawful.||and the children of the Hebrews went and said unto Joseph his father: Lo, thy son was playing with us and he took clay and made sparrows which it was not right to do upon the Sabbath, and he hath broken it.|
|4. And Joseph came to the place and saw: and cried out to him, saying: Wherefore doest thou these things on the Sabbath, which it is not lawful to do?||2. And he when he heard it went and said to the child: Wherefore doest thou so and profaneth the Sabbath?||And Joseph went to the child Jesus, and said unto him: Wherefore hast thou done this which it was not right to do on the Sabbath?|
|But Jesus clapped his hands together and cried out to the sparrows and said to them: Go! and the sparrows took their flight and went away chirping.||But Jesus answered him not, but looked upon the sparrows and said: Go ye, take your flight, and remember me in your life. And at the word they took flight and went up into the air.||But Jesus spread forth (opened) his hands and commanded the sparrows, saying: Go forth into the height and fly: ye shall not meet death at any man’s hands. And they flew and began to cry out and praise almighty God.|
|5. And when the Jews saw it they were amazed, and departed and told their chief men that which they had seen Jesus do.||And when Joseph saw it he was astonished.||But when the Jews saw what was done they marvelled and departed, proclaiming the signs which Jesus did.|
Source The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
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