Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible











Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,







and shall lay thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou didst not regard the time of thy visitation.













in all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works, with uncorruptness in teaching, gravity, sound doctrine that cannot be condemned; that he who opposeth it may be ashamed, having no evil to say of you.



And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word tho' in much affliction, yet with joy of the holy Ghost. So that ye became examples to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. For the word of the Lord sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia; but also in every place your faith towards God is spread abroad, so that we have no need to say any thing of it.

Take for an example of enduring evil and of long-suffering the prophets, who spake in the name of the Lord. Behold, we account those happy, that are patient. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Dearly beloved, I exhort you as strangers and sojourners here, to abstain from carnal lusts, which war against the soul: having a good conversation among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may glorify God in the day of their visitation, on account of the good works which they behold in you. Be subject therefore to every human form of government, for the Lord's sake: whether it be to a king as supreme; read more.
or to governors as persons sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that by your good behaviour ye may silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and yet not using your liberty as a cloke for wickedness, but as the servants of God. Give due honor to all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. Ye who are servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and mild, but also to the morose: for this is an evidence of grace, if any one for conscience towards God endure griefs, suffering unjustly. For what glory is it, if when ye sin and are punished for it, ye bear it patiently? but if when ye do well and suffer for it, ye bear it patiently, this will gain favor with God. For unto this are ye called; because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye might follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously. Who Himself bare our sins in his own body on the cross, that we being dead to sins, might live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye are healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now turned unto the shepherd and bishop of your souls.

For so also formerly the holy women, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being submissive to their husbands; as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him her lord: whose daughters ye are, if ye do well, and are not terrified with any sinful fear.









so faith, if it have not works, being alone, is dead. But one may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith by thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.




that ye may be blameless and inoffensive, the children of God without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom ye shine as lights in the world, exhibiting the word of life; to my rejoicing in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.











and shall lay thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou didst not regard the time of thy visitation.








so faith, if it have not works, being alone, is dead. But one may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith by thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.






so faith, if it have not works, being alone, is dead. But one may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith by thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.





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