Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible











Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,





Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.





nay, but, O man, who art thou, to raise a dust against heaven? shall the pitcher say to him that formed it, "why hast thou made me thus?" is not the potter the master of his own clay, of the same mass to make one vessel for use and ornament, and another for a meaner purpose? if the divine Being has patiently bore with those objects of his displeasure, that had been working out their own destruction, why may he not reveal himself to make them feel his vindictive power, read more.
and display his infinite goodness to such objects of mercy, as he had prepared for glory? to such as we, whom he has called, both from among the Jews, and from among the Gentiles. as he saith himself in Osee, "I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her, beloved, which was not beloved. and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, ye are not my people; there shall they be called, the children of the living God."

for considering, as I pass'd along, the deitys, which you adore, I met with an altar that had this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. now that GOD whom you worship without knowing him, is the same that I denounce to you. the GOD who made the world and every thing therein, and is the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples erected by men: he receives no service from their officiousness: he is self-sufficient: it is he that gives to all their life and breath and every thing they have. read more.
he he has deduced all mankind from one parent, to inhabit the surface of the whole earth, having pre-establish'd the appointed periods, and the boundarys of their dominions: by which they might enquire, and by due reflection investigate the supreme being, although he be not far from every one of us: for in him we live, are moved, and do exist: even as some of your own poets have said, WE ARE EVEN HIS OFFSPRING. since then we are the offspring of God, we should not imagine that the Deity bears any resemblance to the form which Gold, or Silver, or Stone has receiv'd from human art and industry.

as many as are actuated by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. for the spirit you have received is not servile to keep you still in fear; but it is the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, that is, father. the same spirit testifies to our spirit, that we are the children of God. read more.
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; although we now suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

do every thing without murmuring and disputes: that you may be without reproach, the inoffensive spotless children of God in the midst of a depraved and perverse generation (among whom you should shine as stars in the world,

Consider what proof the father has given us of his love, in allowing us to be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it knew him not. beloved, we are now the sons of God, tho' it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when this change shall be, his immediate presence will give us a divine resemblance.


Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

no, but that what the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not have you partake of the sacrifices of demons. you should not drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: you should not be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons.


Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,



Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.


as many as are actuated by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. for the spirit you have received is not servile to keep you still in fear; but it is the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, that is, father. the same spirit testifies to our spirit, that we are the children of God. read more.
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; although we now suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

Now while he was talking to the people, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him. then some body said to him, your mother and your brothers are without, and desire to speak with you. but Jesus answered the man that told him, who is my mother? and who are my brothers? read more.
and holding out his hand towards his disciples, see there, said he, my mother, and my brothers. for whosoever shall do the will of my father, who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

In the mean time his brothers and his mother came there, and not being able to get within hearing, for the crowd about him, they sent him word to come to them. and when they told him, your mother and brothers and sisters are here without enquiring for you, He answer'd, who is my mother? who are my brothers? read more.
and casting his eyes round the company, there, said he, are my mother and my brothers. for he that does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.

One day the mother of Jesus, and his brethren came to speak with him, but could not get near by reason of the crowd. so some of the company said to him, your mother and brethren are waiting without, desiring to see you. but he answered them, my mother and brethren are these, who attend to the word of God, and practise it.

but Jesus, who was for a while inferior to the angels by his sufferings and death, we see was crown'd with glory and honour; when by the divine goodness, he had pass'd thro' death for every man. For it was agreeable to his wisdom, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to consecrate the author of their salvation by his sufferings. for both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all deriv'd from one: for which cause he is not asham'd to call them brethren, saying,















And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that ye may not be partakers of her sins, nor share in her plagues:

Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."



Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.


a servant cannot serve two masters: for either he will neglect the one, and attend the other; or he will be attached to the first, and misbehave to the last. you cannot serve God and mammon.

no, but that what the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not have you partake of the sacrifices of demons. you should not drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: you should not be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

By that we give praises to God the father: and that pronounces curses even against men, who are form'd after the divine resemblance. from the same mouth shall blessing and cursing proceed? this ought not to be practis'd, my brethren; does a fountain throw up salt water and fresh, by the same conveyance? read more.
can a fig-tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine figs? no more can the sea yield water that is fresh.


Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.


a servant cannot serve two masters: for either he will neglect the one, and attend the other; or he will be attached to the first, and misbehave to the last. you cannot serve God and mammon.

no, but that what the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not have you partake of the sacrifices of demons. you should not drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: you should not be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?




Are you not become associates with infidels? but what affinity is there between virtue and vice? and what communication has light with darkness? what concord can Christ maintain with Belial? what concern has a believer with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, "I will dwell with, and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. read more.
wherefore come out from among them, be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."