Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



{To the Chanter, an exhortation of David when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul, and showed him, saying: David is come to the house of Abimelech} Thy boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, that thou canst do mischief, whereas the goodness of God endureth yet daily?

There be some that put their trust in their goods, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches. But no man may deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto God for him, for it costeth more to redeem their souls, so that he must let that alone forever. read more.
Yea, though he live long, and see not the grave.

How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully, and make such proud boasting?

Though some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, art graft in among them, and made partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; boast not thyself against the branches. For if thou boast thyself, remember that thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, "The branches are broken off, that I might be graft in." read more.
Thou sayest well: because of unbelief they are broken off, and thou standest steadfast in faith. Be not high minded, but fear: seeing that God spared not the natural branches, lest haply he also spare not thee.

For Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should have been made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will cast away the understanding of the prudent." read more.
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness? For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, an occasion of falling; and unto the Greeks, foolishness. But unto them which are called, both of Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men. Brethren, look on your calling how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many of high degree are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise. And God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound things which are mighty. And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things of no reputation, for to bring to nought things of reputation, that no flesh should rejoice in his presence. And unto him pertain ye, in Christ Jesus, which of God is made unto us wisdom, and also righteousness, and sanctifying, and redemption. That according, as it is written, "He which rejoiceth, should rejoice in the Lord."

These things, brethren, I have described in mine own person, and Apollos, for your sakes - that ye might learn by us that no man count of himself beyond that which is above written: that one swell not against another for any man's cause. For who preferreth thee? What hast thou, that thou hast not received? If thou have received it: why boastest thou as though thou hadst not received it?

For we cannot find in our hearts to make ourselves of the number of them, or to compare ourselves to them, which laud themselves. Nevertheless, while they measure themselves with themselves, and compare themselves with themselves, they understand nought. But we will not rejoice above measure: but according to the quantity of the measure which God hath distributed unto us, a measure that reacheth even unto you. For we stretch not out ourselves beyond measure as though we had not reached unto you. For even unto you have we come with the gospel of Christ, read more.
and we boast not ourselves out of measure in other men's labors. Yea, and we hope, when your faith is increased among you, to be magnified according to our measure more largely; and to preach the gospel in those regions which are beyond you, and not to rejoice of that which is by another man's measure prepared already. Let him that rejoiceth, rejoice in the Lord. For he that praiseth himself, is not allowed: but he whom the Lord praiseth.

For by grace are ye made safe through faith, and that, not of yourselves: For it is the gift of God, and cometh not of works, lest any man should boast himself.


For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will cast away the understanding of the prudent." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness? read more.
For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, an occasion of falling; and unto the Greeks, foolishness. But unto them which are called, both of Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men.


Therefore thus sayeth the LORD, "Forsomuch as this people, when they be in trouble, do honor me with their mouth, and with their lips, whereas their heart nevertheless is far from me; and the fear which they owe unto me, that turn they to men's laws and doctrines; therefore will I also show unto this people a marvelous, terrible, and great thing - Namely this: I will destroy the wisdom of their wise, and the understanding of their learned men shall perish."

For thus sayeth the LORD thy redeemer, even he that fashioned thee from thy mother's womb: I am the LORD, which do all things myself alone. I only have spread out the heavens, and I only have laid the foundation of the earth. I destroy the tokens of witches, and make the Soothsayers go wrong. As for the wise, I turn them backward, and make their cunning foolishness.

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness? For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. read more.
But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, an occasion of falling; and unto the Greeks, foolishness. But unto them which are called, both of Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men.





For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will cast away the understanding of the prudent." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness? read more.
For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, an occasion of falling; and unto the Greeks, foolishness. But unto them which are called, both of Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men.





For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will cast away the understanding of the prudent."

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in gloriousness of words or of wisdom, showing unto you the testimony of God. Neither showed I myself that I knew anything among you save Jesus Christ, even the same that was crucified. And I was among you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. read more.
And my words, and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom: but in showing of the spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men: but in the power of God.


For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom.


For the preaching of the cross is, to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will cast away the understanding of the prudent." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness? read more.
For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, an occasion of falling; and unto the Greeks, foolishness. But unto them which are called, both of Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men. Brethren, look on your calling how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many of high degree are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise. And God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound things which are mighty. And vile things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things of no reputation, for to bring to nought things of reputation,

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in gloriousness of words or of wisdom, showing unto you the testimony of God. Neither showed I myself that I knew anything among you save Jesus Christ, even the same that was crucified. And I was among you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. read more.
And my words, and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom: but in showing of the spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men: but in the power of God. That we speak of is wisdom among them that are perfect - not the wisdom of this world, neither of the rulers of this world, which goeth to nought - but we speak the wisdom of God, which is in secret and lieth hid, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: which wisdom none of the rulers of the world knew. For had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, "The eye hath not seen, and the ear hath not heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." But God hath opened them unto us by his spirit. For the spirit searcheth all things, yea the bottom of God's secrets. For what man knoweth the things of a man: save the spirit of a man which is within him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the spirit of God. And we have not received the spirit of the world: but the spirit which cometh of God, for to know the things that are given to us of God, which things also we speak - not in the cunning words of man's wisdom, but with the cunning words of the holy ghost, making spiritual comparisons of spiritual things. For the natural man perceiveth not the things of the spirit of God, for they are but foolishness unto him: Neither can he perceive them, because he is spiritually examined.





by the which also ye are saved - I do you to know, after what manner I preached unto you - if ye keep it, except ye have believed in vain.







by the which also ye are saved - I do you to know, after what manner I preached unto you - if ye keep it, except ye have believed in vain.



That we speak of is wisdom among them that are perfect - not the wisdom of this world, neither of the rulers of this world, which goeth to nought - but we speak the wisdom of God, which is in secret and lieth hid, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: which wisdom none of the rulers of the world knew. For had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the searcher of this world? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness? For when the world, through wisdom, knew not God in the wisdom of God: it pleased God through foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom. read more.
But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, an occasion of falling; and unto the Greeks, foolishness. But unto them which are called, both of Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: And the weakness of God is stronger than are men.

O the deepness of the abundant wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out. For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who was his counselor? Other who hath given unto him first, that he might be recompensed again? read more.
For of him, and through him, and for him are all things. To him be glory forever Amen.