Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible






And if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou, a wild olive, hast been grafted in among them, and become a partaker with them of the root and fatness of the olivetree, boast not over the branches; for if thou boast, thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. read more.
Be it so. It was for their unbelief that they were broken off, and thou standest through thy faith; be not highminded, but fear. For if God spared the natural branches, take care lest he spare not thee.

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the preaching of the cross is to those who are perishing, foolishness, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nought the discernment of the discerning." read more.
Where is the wise man? Where the scribe? Where the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by its wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe; since even Jews ask for signs, and the Greeks seek for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumblingblock, and to gentiles foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider, brethren, who ye are that have been called; not many wise men after the fashion of the world, not many mighty, not many noble; but the foolish things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world did God choose, to put to shame the things which are strong; and the mean things of the world, and the things which are despised, did God choose, the things which are not, to bring to nought things that are; that no flesh might glory before God. But from him it is that ye are in Christ Jesus, who from God was made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption; that, according as it is written, "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."

And these things, brethren, I have transferred in a figure to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us ye may learn not to go beyond what is written, that no one of you may pride himself in one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? But if thou didst receive it, why dost thou boast, as if thou hadst not received it?

For we do not venture to reckon ourselves among, or compare ourselves with, some of those who commend themselves; but they, measuring themselves among themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things that are without our measure, but according to the measure of the line which God allotted us,a measure to reach even to you. For we do not stretch ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you; (for as far as even to you did we come, in the gospel of Christ;) read more.
not boasting of things that are without measure, in other mens labors, but having hope, when your faith is increased, that our line will through you be still further extended, so that we may preach the gospel in the regions beyond you; not boasting, in anothers line, of things made ready to our hand. But "he that boasteth, let him boast in the Lord." For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

For by grace ye have been saved, through faith; and this is not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any one should boast.








For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ;




For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the preaching of the cross is to those who are perishing, foolishness, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.

But as for me, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then hath the cross ceased to be a stumblingblock.




These twelve Jesus sent forth, when he had charged them, saying, Go not away to gentiles, and enter not any city of the Samaritans; but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And, as ye go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. read more.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons; freely ye received, freely give.

And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, into the mountain, where Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they knelt down before him; but some doubted. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All power was given to me in heaven and on earth. read more.
Go, and make all nations my disciples, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things, whatever I have commanded you. And, lo! I am with you always, unto the end of the world.

And he calleth to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over the unclean spirits; and commanded them that they should take nothing for the way but a staff only; no bread, no bag, no money in their girdle; but to be shod with sandals; and, Do not put on two coats. read more.
And he said to them, Wherever ye enter a house, there abide fill ye leave that place. And whatever place shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye go thence, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony to them. And they went out and preached that men should repent; and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many sick persons, and healed them.

Afterward he manifested himself to the eleven themselves, as they were reclining at table, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen. And he said to them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the glad tidings to the whole creation. He that believeth and is baptized will be saved; but he that doth not believe will be condemned. read more.
And these signs will accompany believers: In my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover. So then, the Lord, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down on the right hand of God; and they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs which followed it.]

And he called together the twelve, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal. And he said to them, Take nothing for the journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money, nor have two coats apiece. read more.
And into whatever house ye enter, there abide, and from it take your departure. And whoever shall not receive you, shake off, when ye leave that city, even the dust from your feet as a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through the towns publishing the glad tidings, and performing cures everywhere.

After these things, the Lord appointed also seventy others, and sent them two and two before him into every city and place where he himself was about to come. And he said to them, The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers for his harvest. Go forth; lo! I send you as lambs into the midst of wolves. read more.
Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; salute no one by the way. And into whatever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall return to you. And abide in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you, and heal the sick that are therein, and say to them, The kingdom of God hath come near to you. But into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into its streets and say, Even the dust of your city that cleaveth to our feet we wipe off to you; but know this, that the kingdom of God hath come near. And I tell you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

And he said to them, These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. And he said to them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and should rise from the dead on the third day, read more.
and that repentance for the remission of sins should be preached in his name among all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Ye are witnesses of these things. And I send forth upon you that which hath been promised by my Father; but do ye tarry in the city, until ye are endued with power from on high.

What I mean is this, that each of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; read more.
that no one may say that ye were baptized into my name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; I am not aware that I baptized any one besides. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.


But I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly united in the same mind and in the same judgment. For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by those of the family of Chloe, that there are dissensions among you. What I mean is this, that each of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. read more.
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; that no one may say that ye were baptized into my name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; I am not aware that I baptized any one besides. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.


And he called together the twelve, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to heal.

And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, into the mountain, where Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they knelt down before him; but some doubted. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All power was given to me in heaven and on earth. read more.
Go, and make all nations my disciples, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things, whatever I have commanded you. And, lo! I am with you always, unto the end of the world.

Afterward he manifested himself to the eleven themselves, as they were reclining at table, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen. And he said to them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the glad tidings to the whole creation. He that believeth and is baptized will be saved; but he that doth not believe will be condemned. read more.
And these signs will accompany believers: In my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover. So then, the Lord, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down on the right hand of God; and they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs which followed it.]

After these things, the Lord appointed also seventy others, and sent them two and two before him into every city and place where he himself was about to come. And he said to them, The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers for his harvest. Go forth; lo! I send you as lambs into the midst of wolves. read more.
Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; salute no one by the way. And into whatever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall return to you. And abide in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you, and heal the sick that are therein, and say to them, The kingdom of God hath come near to you. But into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into its streets and say, Even the dust of your city that cleaveth to our feet we wipe off to you; but know this, that the kingdom of God hath come near. And I tell you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

And he said to them, These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. And he said to them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and should rise from the dead on the third day, read more.
and that repentance for the remission of sins should be preached in his name among all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Ye are witnesses of these things. And I send forth upon you that which hath been promised by my Father; but do ye tarry in the city, until ye are endued with power from on high.

What I mean is this, that each of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; read more.
that no one may say that ye were baptized into my name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas; I am not aware that I baptized any one besides. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

These twelve Jesus sent forth, when he had charged them, saying, Go not away to gentiles, and enter not any city of the Samaritans; but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And, as ye go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. read more.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons; freely ye received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your girdles; nor bag for the journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor a staff. For the laborer is worthy of his living. And into whatever city or town ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye leave the place. And as ye enter the house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Truly do I say to you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. Lo! I send you forth as sheep into the midst of wolves. Be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house. And he could not do any miracle there, except that he laid his hand upon a few sick persons, and cured them. And he wondered at their want of faith. And he went about the surrounding villages teaching. read more.
And he calleth to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over the unclean spirits; and commanded them that they should take nothing for the way but a staff only; no bread, no bag, no money in their girdle; but to be shod with sandals; and, Do not put on two coats. And he said to them, Wherever ye enter a house, there abide fill ye leave that place. And whatever place shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye go thence, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony to them. And they went out and preached that men should repent;




And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.








For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nought the discernment of the discerning."

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything while with you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling; read more.
and my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit, and of power; that your faith might not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.