Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And they draft a certain Simon, a Cyrenian passing by coming from the countryside, the father of Alexander and Rufus, so that he would take his cross.


having erased the handwriting against us in the regulations that were hostile to us, and he has taken it up from the midst, having nailed it to the cross.



be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this, this man stands here before you healthy.






And while coming out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They drafted this man, so that he might take his cross.

And when they led him away, having taken hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian coming from the countryside, they laid the cross on him to bring behind Jesus.




And Philip having opened his mouth, and having begun from this Scripture, he preached the good-news to him--the man Jesus.











For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will frustrate the understanding of those of understanding.

And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not in eminence of speech or of wisdom proclaiming the testimony of God to you. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, even this crucified man. 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 human wisdom, but in demonstration of spirit and of power, so that your faith would not be in wisdom of men, but in the power of God.


For the message of the cross is of course, foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is a power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will frustrate the understanding of those of understanding. Where is a wise man? Where is a scholar? Where is a researcher of this age? Did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world? read more.
For since in the wisdom of God the world did not know God through its wisdom, it pleased God through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. And because Jews demand a sign and Greeks search for wisdom but we proclaim Christ crucified, truly to Jews a stumbling-block and to Gentiles foolishness. But to them, to the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men. For notice your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many eminent. But God chose the foolish things of the world, so that he might humiliate the wise, and God chose the weak things of the world, so that he might humiliate the powerful. And God chose the common things of the world, and the disdained things, and the things that are not, so that he might make useless the things that are,

And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not in eminence of speech or of wisdom proclaiming the testimony of God to you. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, even this crucified man. 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 human wisdom, but in demonstration of spirit and of power, so that your faith would not be in wisdom of men, but in the power of God. But we speak wisdom among the fully developed, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who come to nothing. But we speak a wisdom of God in a hidden mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age know. For if they knew, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, What an eye has not seen, and an ear has not heard, and have not arisen in a heart of a man, are things that God prepared for those who love him. But God disclosed it to us through his Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of the man, except the spirit of the man in him? And so nobody knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the spirit from God, so that we might know the things graciously given to us by God. Which things also we speak, not in things learned from mankind, in words of wisdom, but in things learned from Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things. Now the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is unable to understand because they are evaluated spiritually.