Saying 30: Jesus said, “Where there are [three], they are without God, and where there is but [a single one], I say that I am with [him]. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there. Split the piece of wood, and I am there.”
This saying is one of the more difficult ones to explain. Not so much for what it seems to be saying, but for the all of the various ways this particular saying has been translated, and re-translated, and corrupted, and corrected, over the last few years.
The Coptic version simply says this: Jesus said, “Where there are three gods, they are gods; where there are two or one, I am with him.”