Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

And Jesus sent out the twelve, commanding them, Go not in the way of the Gentiles, and enter not into a city of the Samaritans. But go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And going, preach, saying, That the kingdom of the heavens is at hand. read more.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely you did receive, freely give. Take not gold, nor silver, nor copper in your girdles; nor valise for your journey, neither two coats, nor sandals, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food. And into whatsoever city or village you may enter, investigate who in it is worthy; and there abide until you may go hence. And going into a house, salute it. And if the house may be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it may be unworthy, let your peace return unto you. And whosoever may not receive you, nor hear your words, going out from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Truly I say unto you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. Behold, I send you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the sanhedrins, and will beat you in their synagogues; and they will lead you before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony unto them and the Gentiles. And when they may deliver you, be not solicitous how or what you may speak: for it will be given unto you in that hour what you may say. For you are not those speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking in you. And brother will deliver brother unto death, and the father the child: and children will rise up against parents, and put them to death. And you will be hated by all on account of my name: but he that persevereth unto the end, the same shall be saved. And when they may persecute you in this city, fly to another: for truly I say unto you, You may not complete the cities of Israel, until the Son of man may come. The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his lord. It is sufficient for the disciple that he may be as his teacher, and the servant, as his lord: if they call the landlord Beelzebul, how much more the inmates of his house? Therefore fear them not; for there is nothing hidden, that shall not be revealed; nothing secret, that shall not be known. What I say unto you in the darkness, speak ye in the light: and whatsoever you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. Be not afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but fear ye, rather him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and one of them will not fall to the ground without your Father. But the hairs of your head are all numbered. Then fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Therefore every one who shall confess me before the people, I will also confess him before my Father, who is in the heavens. But whosoever may deny me before the people, I will also deny him before my Father who is in the heavens. Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I came to divide a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: and the enemies of a man will be the inmates of his own house. He that loveth father and mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whosoever does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. The one having found his soul shall lose it; and the one losing his soul for my sake shall find it. The one receiving you will receive me, and the one receiving me will receive Him that sent me. The one receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive the reward of a prophet; and the one receiving a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive the reward of a righteous man. And whosoever may give one of these little ones only a cup of cold water, in the name of a disciple, truly I say unto you, He can not lose his reward.

And whatsoever place may not receive you nor hear you, going forth thence, shake off the dust which is beneath your feet for a testimony unto them.

After these things the Lord chose seventy others also, and sent them out two by two before His face, into every place and city, where He was about to come. And He said to them, The harvest is indeed great, but the laborers are few: therefore pray you the Lord of the harvest, that He may send forth laborers into His harvest. Go: behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves. read more.
Take neither purse, nor valise, nor sandals: salute no one by the way. Into whatsoever house you may enter, first say, Peace be unto this house. And if the son of peace may be there, your peace shall rest upon it: but if not, it shall return unto you. Abide in the same house, eating and drinking those things which are with them: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. Into whatsoever city you may enter and they may receive you, eat those things which are placed by you: and heal the sick who are in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come nigh unto you. And into whatsoever city you may enter, and they may not receive you, having come out into the streets of the same, say, Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, do we wipe off against you: but know this, that the kingdom of God is at hand. For I say unto you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were wrought in you had been in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting down in sackcloth and ashes. Moreover it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. And thou, Capernaum, art thou not exalted up to heaven? thou shalt be cast down to Hades. He that heareth you heareth me; he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth Him that sent me.

This charge I commit unto you, O child Timothy, according to the prophecies that went before on you, that you may war a beautiful warfare in the same; having faith and a good conscience; which some having cast away have made shipwreck concerning the faith; of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers: the elderly women as mothers; the younger women as sisters, in all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows. read more.
But if any widow has children, or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety to their own house, and to give benefactions to their ancestors: for this is acceptable in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, and left alone, hopes in God, and abides in prayers and supplication night and day; but she who is wanton is dead though living. Indeed command these things, in order that they may be blameless. But if any one provides not for his own, and especially those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Let a widow not be taken into account under three score years, the wife of one husband, being witness in beautiful works; if she has brought up children, if she has entertained strangers, if she has washed the feet of saints, if she has succored those in tribulation, if she has followed in every good work. But reject the younger widows: for when they may wax wanton against Christ, they wish to marry; having condemnation, because they have rejected their first faith: and at the same time they learn to be idle, going about houses; and not only idle, but also loquacious even busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. Therefore I wish the younger women to marry, to raise up children, to rule the house, to give no occasion to the adversary for the sake of reproach; for already certain ones have turned away after Satan. If any faithful woman has widows, let her support them, and let not the church be burdened; in order that she may give her attention to those who are truly widows. Let the elders who stand before the people beautifully, be considered worthy of double remuneration, especially those laboring in the word and teaching. For the scripture says, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn: and, The laborer is worthy of his hire. Bring not an accusation against an elder, except before two or three witnesses. Convict those who sin before all, in order that the rest may also have fear. I testify before God, and Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you must guard these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands quickly on no one, and be not partaker of other men's sins.

On account of which cause I remind you to revive and refire the gift of God which is in you by the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us the spirit of cowardice; but of power and divine love and prudence. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor me his prisoner: but suffer affliction for the sake of the gospel according to the power of God; read more.
the one having saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the eternal times, but now having been made manifest through the appearing of Jesus Christ our Saviour, the one having indeed destroyed death, and lighted up life and immortality through the gospel, unto which I have been placed a herald, and an apostle, and teacher: on account of which cause I indeed suffer these things: but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to stand guard over that which is committed unto me unto that day. Hold fast the form of sound words which you heard with me, in the faith and divine love which is in Christ Jesus:

In the presence of God, and Jesus Christ, the one about to judge the living and the dead, I testify to, both his appearing and his kingdom; preach the word: be instant in season and out of season; convict, exhort, rebuke, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure healthy teaching; but according to their own lusts they will heap to themselves teachers itching as to their hearing; read more.
and they will indeed turn their hearing from the truth, and be turned unto fables. But be thou sober in all things, suffer affliction, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: finally there is a crown of righteousness laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me in that day: not only to me, but to all those who with divine love, do love his appearing.