Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible












I should like to have everyone be just as I am myself; but each one has his own special gift from God, one of one kind, and one of another. To all who are unmarried and to widows, I would say this: It is an excellent thing if they can remain single as I am.

For you know yourselves what you must do to follow my example, for I was not idle when I was with you; I did not eat anybody's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor I worked night and day, in order not to be a burden to any of you. Not that I had not a right to my support, but to give you in my own conduct an example to imitate. read more.
When I was with you, I gave you this rule: "If anyone refuses to work, give him nothing to eat!"