Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And all that believed were together, and had all things common. And they sold their possessions and goods, and distributed to all, according as any one had need.

Neither was there any indigent person among them; for as many as were proprietors of lands or houses, sold them and brought the prices of what were sold, and laid them at the apostles feet; and distribution was made to every one according to their necessity. So Joses who was by the apostles sirnamed Barnabas, which is a son of consolation, read more.
a Levite, by birth a Cyprian, having an estate, sold it and brought the money, and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

Now in those days, as the number of disciples increased, there rose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. So the twelve called the multitude of the disciples to them and said, It is not seemly that we should leave the word of God and attend at tables. Wherefore, brethren, look out from among you seven men of good character, full of the holy Spirit, and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this matter:

And each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea. Which they also did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. For the Macedonians and Achaians have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor saints at Jerusalem. It pleased them, I say, and they are indeed their debtors; for if the Gentiles have partook of their spiritual things, they ought also to be helpful to them in carnal ones. read more.
Therefore when I have dispatched this, and sealed this fruit of love to them, I will come by you into Spain.

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so also do ye. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you set apart something, putting it into the treasury, according as he is prospered: that there may be no need of collections, when I come. And when I am with you, whomsoever ye shall approve, I will send, with your letters, to carry your bounty to Jerusalem. read more.
And if it be requisite for me to go also, they shall go with me.

Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints.

Now concerning the relief intended for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:



For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints.


Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints. And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God.


For the Macedonians and Achaians have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor saints at Jerusalem.

Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints. And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God.


Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints. And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God.


And each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea.

Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints.


But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. For the Macedonians and Achaians have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor saints at Jerusalem.


For the Macedonians and Achaians have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor saints at Jerusalem.

Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints. And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God.


For the Macedonians and Achaians have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor saints at Jerusalem.

Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints. And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God.


For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints.


Now we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God conferred on the churches of Macedonia: how in a great trial of affliction, their abundant chearfulness and their deep poverty, hath munificently shewn the riches of their bounty. For to their power, I bear them witness, yea and beyond their power, they contributed of their own accord: read more.
intreating us with much importunity, that we would convey the gift, and so take upon us a part of the ministration to the saints. And this they did not merely as we hoped, but first gave themselves unto the Lord, and to us by the will of God. Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had already begun, so he would also complete this grace among you. And as ye abound in every other grace, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, that ye may abound in this grace also. I speak not by way of command, but to prove the sincerity of your love also, by means of the forwardness of others.

Now concerning the relief intended for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: for I know your readiness of mind, which I boast of concerning you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath excited many. But I have sent the brethren, that our boasting of you might not become vain in this respect, but that ye might be ready, as I had said: read more.
least if the Macedonians should come with me, and find you unprepared, we should be ashamed (not to say you also) in this confident boasting. Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go first to you, and before our coming to collect your bounty beforementioned, that it may be ready, as of munificence, and not of force.