Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



That was the kind of affection we had for you, which made us ready to share with you not only God's good news but our own lives too, because you were so dear to us.








And now I beg you, my lady??ot as though I were writing you any new command, but one which we have had from the beginning??et us love one another.



In that same way these dreamers defile the body, make light of authority, and deride majesty.





"I did not know, brothers," said Paul, "that he was high priest, for the Scripture says, 'You shall not say anything against any ruler of your people.' "








In every way set them an example of good conduct yourself. Teach with sincerity and seriousness, and present a wholesome, unobjectionable message, so that your opponent may be put to shame at finding nothing bad to say about us.



And you followed the example set by us and by the Lord, for though our message brought you great trouble, you welcomed it with joy inspired by the holy Spirit, so that you set an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Greece. For the Lord's message has rung out from you not only over Macedonia and Greece, but the story of your belief in God has gone everywhere, so that we never need to mention it.

As an example, brothers, of ill-treatment patiently endured, take the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord. Why, we call those who showed such endurance happy! You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen what the Lord brought out of it, for the Lord is very kind and merciful.

Dear friends, I beg you, as aliens and exiles here, not to indulge the physical cravings that are at war with the soul. Live upright lives among the heathen, so that even if they charge you with being evil-doers, they may from observing the uprightness of your conduct come to praise God on the Day of Judgment. Submit to all human authority, for the Master's sake; to the emperor, as supreme, read more.
and to governors, as sent by him to punish evil-doers, and to encourage those who do right. For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people. Live like free men, only do not make your freedom an excuse for doing wrong, but be slaves of God. Treat everyone with respect. Love the brotherhood, be reverent to God, respect the emperor. You servants must be submissive to your masters and perfectly respectful to them; not only to those who are kind and considerate, but also to those who are unreasonable. For God approves a man if from a sense of duty he endures suffering unjustly inflicted??20 for what credit is there in your enduring being beaten for doing wrong? But if you endure suffering for doing what is right, you have God's approval. That is the life to which you have been called, for Christ himself suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow his footsteps. He committed no sin, and deceit was never on his lips. He was abused but he did not retort. He suffered but he did not threaten, but committed his case to him who judges justly. He carried the burden of our sins in his own body on the cross, in order that we might die to sin and live for uprightness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

It was in that way in ancient times that those pious women who set their hopes on God made themselves attractive. They were submissive to their husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham, and called him Master. You are true daughters of hers, if you do right and are unafraid.








Everyone must obey the authorities that are over him, for no authority can exist without the permission of God; the existing authorities have been established by him, so that anyone who resists the authorities sets himself in opposition to what God has ordained, and those who oppose him will bring down judgment upon themselves. The man who does right has nothing to fear from the magistrates, as the wrongdoer has. If you want to have no fear of the authorities, do right, and they will commend you for it, read more.
for they are God's agents to do you good. But if you do wrong you may well be afraid, for they do not carry swords for nothing. They are God's servants, to execute his wrath upon wrongdoers. You must obey them, therefore, not only to escape God's wrath, but as a matter of principle, just as you pay your taxes; they are God's ministers, devoting themselves to this service. Pay them all what is due them??ribute to the man entitled to receive it, taxes to the man entitled to receive them, respect to the man entitled to it, and honor to the man entitled to it.

So give us your opinion: Is it right to pay the poll-tax to the emperor, or not?" But he saw their malice, and said, "Why do you put me to such a test, you hypocrites? Show me the poll-tax coin!" And they brought him a denarius. read more.
And he said to them, "Whose head and title is this?" They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Then pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and pay God what belongs to God!"


Submit to all human authority, for the Master's sake; to the emperor, as supreme, and to governors, as sent by him to punish evil-doers, and to encourage those who do right. For it is the will of God that by doing right you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish people. read more.
Live like free men, only do not make your freedom an excuse for doing wrong, but be slaves of God. Treat everyone with respect. Love the brotherhood, be reverent to God, respect the emperor.







"You must honor your father and mother"??hat is the first commandment accompanied with a promise??3 "so that you may prosper and have a long life on earth."







Pay them all what is due them??ribute to the man entitled to receive it, taxes to the man entitled to receive them, respect to the man entitled to it, and honor to the man entitled to it.


That was the kind of affection we had for you, which made us ready to share with you not only God's good news but our own lives too, because you were so dear to us.








And now I beg you, my lady??ot as though I were writing you any new command, but one which we have had from the beginning??et us love one another.






In that same way these dreamers defile the body, make light of authority, and deride majesty.





"I did not know, brothers," said Paul, "that he was high priest, for the Scripture says, 'You shall not say anything against any ruler of your people.' "







In that same way these dreamers defile the body, make light of authority, and deride majesty.





"I did not know, brothers," said Paul, "that he was high priest, for the Scripture says, 'You shall not say anything against any ruler of your people.' "











In that same way these dreamers defile the body, make light of authority, and deride majesty.





"I did not know, brothers," said Paul, "that he was high priest, for the Scripture says, 'You shall not say anything against any ruler of your people.' "



In that same way these dreamers defile the body, make light of authority, and deride majesty.





"I did not know, brothers," said Paul, "that he was high priest, for the Scripture says, 'You shall not say anything against any ruler of your people.' "



In that same way these dreamers defile the body, make light of authority, and deride majesty.





"I did not know, brothers," said Paul, "that he was high priest, for the Scripture says, 'You shall not say anything against any ruler of your people.' "