Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Now there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias; and, the Lord, said unto him in a vision - Ananias! And, he, said - Lo! I, am here , Lord! And the Lord said unto him - Rise! go into the street which is called Straight, and seek, in the house of Judas, one Saul, by name, of Tarsus. For lo! he is praying, - And hath seen a man in a vision, Ananias by name, coming in and laying on him his hands, to the intent he should see. read more.
And Ananias, answered - Lord! I have heard from many concerning this man, how many evil things unto thy saints he hath done in Jerusalem; And, here, he hath authority from the High-priests to bind all them that call upon thy name. But the Lord said unto him - Be going thy way; for, a choice vessel unto me, is this man, to bear my name before both thenations and kings, and the sons of Israel; For, I, will let him understand how many things he must needs, for my name, suffer. And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and, laying upon him his hands, said - Saul, brother! The Lord, hath sent me, - Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way by which thou wast coming, - that thou mayest recover sight, and be filled with Holy Spirit. And, straightway, there fell from him - from his eyes, - as it were scales; he recovered sight also, and, arising, was immersed:

And, one Ananias, a man devout according to the law, well-attested by all the Jews that dwelt there, coming unto me, and standing over me, said - Saul, brother! look up. And, I, in that very hour, looked up on him. And he said - The God of our fathers, hath chosen thee to get to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, - and to hear a voice out of his mouth. read more.
Because thou shalt be a witness to him unto all men, of the things which thou hast seen and heard. And, now, what art thou going to do? Arise, and get thyself immersed, and have thy sins bathed away, calling upon his name.


Neither went I up unto Jerusalem unto them who, before me, were apostles, - but I went away into Arabia, and again returned unto Damascus.

In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of Damascenes, to apprehend me, -

as, even the High-priest, beareth me witness, and all the Eldership, - from whom, letters also, accepting to the brethren, unto Damascus, was I journeying, to bring them who were there bound unto Jerusalem, that they might be punished. But it befell me, as I was journeying and drawing nigh unto Damascus, that, about mid-day - suddenly - out of heaven, there flashed a great light all around me; I fell also to the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me - Saul! Saul! Why, me, art thou persecuting? read more.
And, I, answered - Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me - I, am Jesus the Nazarene, whom, thou, art persecuting! Now, they who were with me, beheld, indeed, the light, but heard not, the voice, of him that was speaking with me And said - What shall I do, Lord? And, the Lord, said unto me - Arise, and be going thy way into Damascus, and, there, shall it be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. But, as I could not see clearly owing to the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them who were with me, I came into Damascus. And, one Ananias, a man devout according to the law, well-attested by all the Jews that dwelt there, coming unto me, and standing over me, said - Saul, brother! look up. And, I, in that very hour, looked up on him. And he said - The God of our fathers, hath chosen thee to get to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, - and to hear a voice out of his mouth. Because thou shalt be a witness to him unto all men, of the things which thou hast seen and heard. And, now, what art thou going to do? Arise, and get thyself immersed, and have thy sins bathed away, calling upon his name.

Among which things, being on a journey unto Damascus, with the authority and commission of the High-priests, at midday, on the road, I saw, O King, from heaven, above the splendour of the sun, shining around me, a light, and around them who, with me, were journeying; and, when we were all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice, saying unto me, in the Hebrew language - Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting? It is hard for thee, against goads, to be kicking! read more.
And, I, said - Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said - I, am Jesus, whom, thou, art persecuting! But rise and stand upon thy feet; for, to this end, have I appeared unto thee, - To appoint thee an attendant and a witness, both of the things as to which thou hast seen me, and of those as to which I will appear unto thee: Rescuing thee from among the people, and from among the nations, unto whom, I, am sending thee - To open their eyes; that they turn from darkness unto light, and the authority of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance among them who have been made holy by the faith respecting me. Wherefore, O King Agrippa, - I became not disobedient unto the heavenly vision; But - both to them in Damascus, first, and in Jerusalem, unto all the country of Judaea also, and unto the nations, I carried tidings - that they should repent, and turn unto God, and, works worthy of their repentance, should practise.



Paul, an apostle, - not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father who raised him from among the dead,

But, when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through his favour, was well-pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I might announce the glad-message regarding him among the nations, straightway, I conferred not with flesh and blood,


Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through God's will, unto the saints who are in Ephesusand faithful in Christ Jesus, -

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy my brother, -


Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, - according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus; -


Paul, a servant of God - an apostle moreover of Jesus Christ, - according to the faith of the chosen ones of God, and the personal knowledge of the truth that is according to godliness, -

For, I, am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

but hath manifested in its fitting seasons, even his word, in the proclamation with which entrusted am I - by injunction of our Saviour God:


And he said - The God of our fathers, hath chosen thee to get to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, - and to hear a voice out of his mouth. Because thou shalt be a witness to him unto all men, of the things which thou hast seen and heard. And, now, what art thou going to do? Arise, and get thyself immersed, and have thy sins bathed away, calling upon his name. read more.
And it came to pass, when had returned unto Jerusalem, and was praying in the temple, that I came to be in a trance, and saw him, saying unto me - Haste thee, and go forth speedily out of Jerusalem, inasmuch as they will not accept thy witness concerning me. And, I, said - Lord! they themselves, well know that I was imprisoning and beating in every synagogue them who were believing on thee. And, when the blood of Stephen thy witness was being shed, even I myself, was standing by, and approving, and guarding the mantles of them who were slaying him. And he said unto me - -Be taking thy journey; because, I, unto nations afar off, will send thee.

But rise and stand upon thy feet; for, to this end, have I appeared unto thee, - To appoint thee an attendant and a witness, both of the things as to which thou hast seen me, and of those as to which I will appear unto thee: Rescuing thee from among the people, and from among the nations, unto whom, I, am sending thee - To open their eyes; that they turn from darkness unto light, and the authority of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins, and an inheritance among them who have been made holy by the faith respecting me.

Am not free? Am I not an apostle? Jesus our Lord, have I not seen? Are not, ye, my work, in the Lord? If, unto others, I am not an apostle, certainly at least, unto you, I am; for, the seal of my apostleship, ye, are in the Lord.


Am not free? Am I not an apostle? Jesus our Lord, have I not seen? Are not, ye, my work, in the Lord?

And, last of all, just as if unto the unseasonable birth, he appeared, even unto me;

Grateful, am I unto him that empowered me, Christ Jesus our Lord, in that, faithful, he accounted me, putting me into ministry, - Though, formerly, a defamer, and persecutor, and insulter; nevertheless mercy was shown me, because, without knowledge, I acted, in unbelief:

For ye have heard, as to my own manner of life, at one time, in Judaism, how that, exceedingly, was I persecuting the assembly of God, and laying it waste,

But, as he was journeying, it came to pass that he was drawing near unto Damascus, and, suddenly, there flashed around him a light out of heaven; And, falling unto the earth, he heard a voice saying unto him - Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting? And he said - Who art thou, Lord? And, he, said - I, am Jesus, whom, thou, art persecuting! read more.
But rise up, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. But, the men who were accompanying him, stood speechless, - hearing, indeed, the voice, but beholding no one. And Saul arose from the earth, and, his eyes being opened, he could see nothing; and, taking him by the hand, they led him into Damascus, - And he was three days without seeing, and did neither eat nor drink. Now there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias; and, the Lord, said unto him in a vision - Ananias! And, he, said - Lo! I, am here , Lord! And the Lord said unto him - Rise! go into the street which is called Straight, and seek, in the house of Judas, one Saul, by name, of Tarsus. For lo! he is praying, - And hath seen a man in a vision, Ananias by name, coming in and laying on him his hands, to the intent he should see. And Ananias, answered - Lord! I have heard from many concerning this man, how many evil things unto thy saints he hath done in Jerusalem; And, here, he hath authority from the High-priests to bind all them that call upon thy name. But the Lord said unto him - Be going thy way; for, a choice vessel unto me, is this man, to bear my name before both thenations and kings, and the sons of Israel; For, I, will let him understand how many things he must needs, for my name, suffer. And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and, laying upon him his hands, said - Saul, brother! The Lord, hath sent me, - Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way by which thou wast coming, - that thou mayest recover sight, and be filled with Holy Spirit. And, straightway, there fell from him - from his eyes, - as it were scales; he recovered sight also, and, arising, was immersed: And, receiving food, gained strength. And he came to be with the disciples who were in Damascus certain days; And, straightway, in the synagogues, he began proclaiming Jesus, that, This, is the Son of God. And all who were hearing were astonished, and began to say - is not, this, he who destroyed, in Jerusalem, them that invoke this name; and, here, for this purpose, had come, in order that he might lead them, bound, unto the High-priests? But, Saul, was the more gaining power; and was confounding the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, shewing, by comparison, that - This, is the Christ.

and, this way, I persecuted unto the death, binding and delivering up into prisons both men and women: - as, even the High-priest, beareth me witness, and all the Eldership, - from whom, letters also, accepting to the brethren, unto Damascus, was I journeying, to bring them who were there bound unto Jerusalem, that they might be punished. But it befell me, as I was journeying and drawing nigh unto Damascus, that, about mid-day - suddenly - out of heaven, there flashed a great light all around me; read more.
I fell also to the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me - Saul! Saul! Why, me, art thou persecuting? And, I, answered - Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me - I, am Jesus the Nazarene, whom, thou, art persecuting! Now, they who were with me, beheld, indeed, the light, but heard not, the voice, of him that was speaking with me And said - What shall I do, Lord? And, the Lord, said unto me - Arise, and be going thy way into Damascus, and, there, shall it be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. But, as I could not see clearly owing to the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them who were with me, I came into Damascus. And, one Ananias, a man devout according to the law, well-attested by all the Jews that dwelt there, coming unto me, and standing over me, said - Saul, brother! look up. And, I, in that very hour, looked up on him. And he said - The God of our fathers, hath chosen thee to get to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, - and to hear a voice out of his mouth. Because thou shalt be a witness to him unto all men, of the things which thou hast seen and heard. And, now, what art thou going to do? Arise, and get thyself immersed, and have thy sins bathed away, calling upon his name. And it came to pass, when had returned unto Jerusalem, and was praying in the temple, that I came to be in a trance, and saw him, saying unto me - Haste thee, and go forth speedily out of Jerusalem, inasmuch as they will not accept thy witness concerning me. And, I, said - Lord! they themselves, well know that I was imprisoning and beating in every synagogue them who were believing on thee.

I, therefore, imagined to myself, that, against the name of Jesus the Nazarene, it was needful, many hostile things, to bring about, - which also I did in Jerusalem, yea and, many of the saints, I myself, in prisons, shut up, - the authority, from the High-priests, having received: and, when they were to be put to death, I brought against them my vote; and, throughout all the synagogues, ofttimes punishing them, I would fain have compelled them to defame; and, being excessively maddened against them, I went on to pursue them as far as even the outlying cities. read more.
Among which things, being on a journey unto Damascus, with the authority and commission of the High-priests, at midday, on the road, I saw, O King, from heaven, above the splendour of the sun, shining around me, a light, and around them who, with me, were journeying; and, when we were all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice, saying unto me, in the Hebrew language - Saul! Saul! why, me, art thou persecuting? It is hard for thee, against goads, to be kicking! And, I, said - Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said - I, am Jesus, whom, thou, art persecuting!


Then, the captain, drawing near, laid hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains, - and began to enquire, who he might be, and what he had done; but, others, were calling out, something else, in the multitude; and so, as he could not get to know the certainty, because of the tumult, he ordered him to be brought into the castle. And, when he came unto the stairs, so it was that he was borne along by the soldiers, because of the force of the multitude; read more.
for the throng of the people was following, crying out - Away with him! But, when he was on the point of being taken into the castle, Paul saith unto the captain - Is it allowed me, to say somewhat unto thee? And he said - With Greek, art thou acquainted? Not, then, art, thou, the Egyptian, who, before these days, stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four-thousand men of the Assassins? And Paul said - I, indeed, am a Jew, of Tarsus in Cilicia, - a citizen, of no obscure city; but I beseech thee, give me leave to speak unto the people! And, when he had given leave, Paul, standing upon the stairs, waved with his hand unto the people; and, when great silence was secured, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying -

Brethren and fathers! Hear ye, the defence, which I now make unto you: - And, when they heard that, in the Hebrew language, he had begun to address them, they kept the more quiet. And he saith - I, am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but nurtured in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, - trained after the strictness of our ancestral law; being jealous for God just as, all ye, are this day; read more.
and, this way, I persecuted unto the death, binding and delivering up into prisons both men and women: - as, even the High-priest, beareth me witness, and all the Eldership, - from whom, letters also, accepting to the brethren, unto Damascus, was I journeying, to bring them who were there bound unto Jerusalem, that they might be punished. But it befell me, as I was journeying and drawing nigh unto Damascus, that, about mid-day - suddenly - out of heaven, there flashed a great light all around me; I fell also to the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me - Saul! Saul! Why, me, art thou persecuting? And, I, answered - Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me - I, am Jesus the Nazarene, whom, thou, art persecuting! Now, they who were with me, beheld, indeed, the light, but heard not, the voice, of him that was speaking with me And said - What shall I do, Lord? And, the Lord, said unto me - Arise, and be going thy way into Damascus, and, there, shall it be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. But, as I could not see clearly owing to the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them who were with me, I came into Damascus. And, one Ananias, a man devout according to the law, well-attested by all the Jews that dwelt there, coming unto me, and standing over me, said - Saul, brother! look up. And, I, in that very hour, looked up on him. And he said - The God of our fathers, hath chosen thee to get to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, - and to hear a voice out of his mouth. Because thou shalt be a witness to him unto all men, of the things which thou hast seen and heard. And, now, what art thou going to do? Arise, and get thyself immersed, and have thy sins bathed away, calling upon his name. And it came to pass, when had returned unto Jerusalem, and was praying in the temple, that I came to be in a trance, and saw him, saying unto me - Haste thee, and go forth speedily out of Jerusalem, inasmuch as they will not accept thy witness concerning me. And, I, said - Lord! they themselves, well know that I was imprisoning and beating in every synagogue them who were believing on thee. And, when the blood of Stephen thy witness was being shed, even I myself, was standing by, and approving, and guarding the mantles of them who were slaying him. And he said unto me - -Be taking thy journey; because, I, unto nations afar off, will send thee.




Ye, are my witnesses Declareth Yahweh, And my Servant, whom I have chosen, - That ye may take note - and believe me, And perceive that, I, am He, Before me, was not formed a GOD, Nor after me, shall one come into being:


Be going your way, and, taking your stand, be speaking, in the temple, unto the people, all the declarations of this Life. Now, when they heard this, they entered, under the dawn, into the temple, and began teaching. And the High-priest and they who were with him, arriving, called together the high-council, and all the senate of the sons of Israel; and sent off unto the prison, to have them brought.

And the Lord said by night, through means of a vision, unto Paul - Be not afraid! but be speaking, - and do not hold thy peace; Inasmuch as, I, am with thee, and, no one, shall set upon thee to harm thee; inasmuch as I have much people in this city.

And he said - The God of our fathers, hath chosen thee to get to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, - and to hear a voice out of his mouth. Because thou shalt be a witness to him unto all men, of the things which thou hast seen and heard.