Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible






But if some of the branches have been broken off, and thou though a wild olive hast been grafted in among them, and become a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Wilt thou say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in? read more.
Admitted; by unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high minded, but fear: for if God spared not the native branches, tremble lest he spare not thee.

For Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of discourse, lest the cross of Christ should be slighted. For the discourse, [the subject of which is] the cross, is indeed to those who perish, folly; but to us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of the intelligent will I make useless." read more.
Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this 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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly; but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many fleshly wise, not many men in power, not many men of high birth, are called: but the foolish things of this world hath God elected, that he might confound the wise; and the feeble things of the world hath God elected, that he might confound the mighty; and the ignoble things of the world, and the despicable, hath God elected, and the things that are not, to bring to nought the things which are, that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who hath been made to us of God wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, as it is written, "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."

But these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself, and Apollos for your sake; that in us ye might learn not to be attached, beyond what is written, lest one being for one [minister], ye be puffed up [with prejudice] against another. For who distinguisheth thee? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? But if thou also hast received it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

For we will not presume to put ourselves on the level, or compare ourselves with some who vaunt themselves; but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, have no understanding. But we will not glory in things beyond our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath marked out for us?? measure that hath reached even unto you. For we stretch not our pretensions beyond bounds, as though we reached not unto you; for we have advanced even unto you in the gospel of Christ: read more.
not boasting ourselves unmeasurably in other men's labours; but having hope that when your faith is increased, we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule for more abundant usefulness, to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to arrogate glory in another man's line for things already prepared. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he who commendeth himself is approved, but he whom the Lord commendeth.

For by grace ye are saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not by works, lest any man should boast;


AND the Pharisees and the Sadducees came to him, and, to make trial of him, desired him to shew them a sign from heaven.

Then the Pharisees came out, and began to question him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.


Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees addressed him, saying, Master, we desire to see a sign from thee.

Then as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall there things be? and what is the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the age?

The Jews then addressed him, and said to him, What miracle shewest thou, seeing thou actest thus?


Then said they to him, What miracle therefore dost thou, that we may see and believe thee? what dost thou work?



For the discourse, [the subject of which is] the cross, is indeed to those who perish, folly; but to us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of the intelligent will I make useless." Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this world? read more.
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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly; but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men.




Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this 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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: read more.
but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly; but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men.


For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly;


For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly;


What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who pursued not after righteousness, have attained unto righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith. But Israel, pursuing after the law of righteousness, hath not come up to the law of righteousness. And why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as by the works of the law. For they stumbled against that stone of stumbling; read more.
as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence: and every one that believeth in him shall not be confounded."

For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly;


I SAY then, Hath God rejected his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Know ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession with God against Israel, saying, "Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I only am left, and they seek my life." read more.
But what saith the oracle of God to him? "I have left to myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal." So then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. But if by grace, it is no more by works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if by works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then is the result? Israel hath not obtained that which it seeketh; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, as it is written, "God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this present day." And David saith, "Let their table be for a snare, and for a trap, and for a stumbling-block, and for a recompence unto them: let their eyes be blinded, that they may not see, and bow down their back continually." I say then, Have they stumbled so as to fall? God forbid: but by their stumbling salvation is come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.


For the discourse, [the subject of which is] the cross, is indeed to those who perish, folly; but to us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of the intelligent will I make useless." Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this world? read more.
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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly; but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men.


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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom:


For the discourse, [the subject of which is] the cross, is indeed to those who perish, folly; but to us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of the intelligent will I make useless." Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this world? read more.
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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly; but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many fleshly wise, not many men in power, not many men of high birth, are called: but the foolish things of this world hath God elected, that he might confound the wise; and the feeble things of the world hath God elected, that he might confound the mighty; and the ignoble things of the world, and the despicable, hath God elected, and the things that are not, to bring to nought the things which are,

AND I, when I came to you, brethren, came not with superior excellence of discourse or wisdom, preaching unto you the gospel of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified. And in weakness, and in fear, and in much timidity, was I among you. read more.
And my conversation and my preaching was not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but with demonstration of the Spirit, and of power: that your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. But we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are destroying themselves: but we speak the wisdom of God, which had been hid in mystery, which God predestined before the worlds were, for our glory: which none of the rulers of this world have known: for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, "The things which eye hath not seen, and ear hath not heard, and that have not entered into the heart of man, these hath God prepared for those who love him." But to us hath God revealed them by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth out all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knoweth the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him? so also the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in discourses framed by human wisdom, but taught by the Spirit of God; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are folly to him: and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly;



But we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are destroying themselves: but we speak the wisdom of God, which had been hid in mystery, which God predestined before the worlds were, for our glory: which none of the rulers of this world have known: for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Where is the sophist? where is the scribe? where is the inquisitive searcher after this world's wisdom? hath not God turned into folly the wisdom of this 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 them that believe. For the Jews demand a miracle, and the Greeks seek wisdom: read more.
but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly; but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For this foolishness of God is wiser than men; and this weakness of God is stronger than men.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and how incomprehensible his ways! For who hath known the mind of the Lord, or who hath been admitted his counsellor? Or who hath first given unto him, and it shall be repaid him again? read more.
Because by him, and through him, and for him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.