Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And he said, I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, instructed at the feet of Gamaliel in the accurate interpretation of the law of our fathers, and am a zealous worshipper of God as you all are to-day; and I persecuted this way to death, binding and committing to prison both men and women,

BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem. And he was going and had come nigh to Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven, read more.
and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me? And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute.

I indeed thought with myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus the Nazoraean,

For you heard of my conduct formerly in Judaism, that I greatly persecuted the church of God and destroyed it; and was a proficient in Judaism beyond many of my age among my people, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.



BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest


BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest


BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest


BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem. And he was going and had come nigh to Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven, read more.
and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me? And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute. But arise and enter into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do. And the men travelling with him stood amazed, hearing indeed the voice, but beholding no one. And Saul arose from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw nothing; and leading him by the hand they conducted him to Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither eat nor drank. And there was a certain disciple at Damascus by the name of Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said to him, Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for [a man] by the name of Saul of Tarsus; for behold, he prays, and has seen a man by the name of Ananias coming and putting a hand on him, that he might receive his sight. And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem; and here he has power from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name. But the Lord said to him, Go, for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name both before nations and kings, and the children of Israel; for I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name. And Ananias went and entered into the house, and laying hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way which you came, that you may receive sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight, and rising up was baptized,





BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest


that the blood of all the prophets which has been poured out since the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the house. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.


which I also did at Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests, and when they were killed I gave my vote against them.


But Saul persecuted the church, and going from house to house, seizing men and women, committed them to prison.

BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest

And Saul consented to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution of the church at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad through the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

and casting him out of the city, stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul,




BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest

And Saul consented to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution of the church at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad through the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.


BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem.


And when they heard it they lifted up their voice with one consent to God, and said, Master, thou who hast made heaven, and the earth, the sea, and all things in them, who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the nations rage and the peoples devise vain things? the kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were assembled together against the Lord, and against his anointed. read more.
For of a truth, in this city, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the gentiles and people of Israel, were assembled together against thy holy servant Jesus whom thou hast anointed,

BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem. And he was going and had come nigh to Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven, read more.
and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me? And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away; and every branch that bears fruit he trims, that it may bear more fruit. You are now pure, by means of the word which I have spoken to you; read more.
continue in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it continues in the vine, so you cannot, unless you continue in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He that continues in me and I in him, this man bears much fruit; for separated from me, you can do nothing. If any one continues not in me he is cast without as a branch, and is withered; and they collect them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you continue in me, and my words continue in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be [given] you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you; continue in my love. If you keep my commandments you shall continue in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and continue in his love. I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy be completed. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No man has greater love than this, that one should give his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you; I no longer call you servants, for the servant knows not what his Lord does; but I have called you friends: for all things which I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should continue, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. These things I charge you, that you love one another. If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before you. If you were of this world, the world would be a friend to its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word which I said to you, a servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you, on my account, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no pretext for their sin. He that hates me, hates my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no other one has done, they would not have had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. But [they do this] that the word written in their law may be fulfilled, They hated me without cause.

The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well; and on this account the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he had done these things on the sabbath. But Jesus answered them, My Father works even till now, and I work. read more.
Then, for this reason, the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also said, that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

And when I was on the way and had come nigh to Damascus, about noon suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me, and I fell on the earth, and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? And I answered, Who are you, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus the Nazoraean, whom you persecute.


And Saul consented to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution of the church at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad through the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

For you heard of my conduct formerly in Judaism, that I greatly persecuted the church of God and destroyed it;

BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem. And he was going and had come nigh to Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven, read more.
and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me? And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute. But arise and enter into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do. And the men travelling with him stood amazed, hearing indeed the voice, but beholding no one. And Saul arose from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw nothing; and leading him by the hand they conducted him to Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither eat nor drank. And there was a certain disciple at Damascus by the name of Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said to him, Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for [a man] by the name of Saul of Tarsus; for behold, he prays, and has seen a man by the name of Ananias coming and putting a hand on him, that he might receive his sight. And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem; and here he has power from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name.


BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem.



BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest


BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest and asked of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of that way, he might bring them bound, men and women, to Jerusalem. And he was going and had come nigh to Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven, read more.
and falling on the earth he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, Why do you persecute me? And he said, Who are you, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom you persecute. But arise and enter into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do. And the men travelling with him stood amazed, hearing indeed the voice, but beholding no one. And Saul arose from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw nothing; and leading him by the hand they conducted him to Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither eat nor drank. And there was a certain disciple at Damascus by the name of Ananias, and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said to him, Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for [a man] by the name of Saul of Tarsus; for behold, he prays, and has seen a man by the name of Ananias coming and putting a hand on him, that he might receive his sight. And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem; and here he has power from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name. But the Lord said to him, Go, for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name both before nations and kings, and the children of Israel; for I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name. And Ananias went and entered into the house, and laying hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way which you came, that you may receive sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight, and rising up was baptized, and having received food was strengthened. And he was with the disciples at Damascus some days; and immediately in the synagogues he preached Jesus, that this is the Son of God. And all that heard him were astonished and said, Is not this he that destroyed those who called on this name at Jerusalem, and has come here for this purpose, that he might lead them bound to the chief priests? But Saul increased in power and confounded the Jews living at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ. And when some days had passed, the Jews took counsel to kill him; and their design was made known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him; but the disciples took him by night and sent him away by the wall, letting him down in a store-basket. And going to Jerusalem he endeavored to join the disciples; and they all feared him, not believing that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had spoken boldly in Damascus in the name of Jesus. And he was with them, entering in and going out at Jerusalem, and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord; and he spoke and disputed with the Hellenists; and they undertook to kill him; but the brothers knowing it led him away to Caesarea and sent him to Tarsus. Then had the church peace in all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and being built up, and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.