Thematic Bible: Causes of


Thematic Bible



"Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.'

but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,




And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed."


and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented."


Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him';


But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me."


Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."

Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."


But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the LORD was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.


But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."


Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, "We shall hear you again concerning this."


each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work.

If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.


'Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest. 'Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.'

"For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.


"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.


"But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."




Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."

Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."


But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the LORD was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.


But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."


Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, "We shall hear you again concerning this."


'Your iniquities have turned these away, And your sins have withheld good from you.


The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.


Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.


Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?


But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.


For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you.


but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?




A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.


Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac."


A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;


But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, "We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

'How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?


"Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.

"Now so that your heart does not grow faint, And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land-- For the report will come one year, And after that another report in another year, And violence will be in the land With ruler against ruler--

"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.


he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.


Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.








May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,