Thematic Bible: Christ's


Thematic Bible












The one who comes from above is over all. The one who is from the earth is from the earth and speaks from the earth; the one who comes from heaven is over all.


Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I have come forth from God and have come. For I have not come from myself, but that one sent me.

Now we know that you know everything and do not {need for} anyone to ask you [questions]. By this we believe that you have come from God."

And he said to them, "You are from below; I am from above. You are from this world; I am not from this world.



But so that the world may know that I love the Father, and just as the Father has commanded me, thus I am doing. Get up, let us go from here!


Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered,

then he has said, "Behold, I have come to do your will." He takes away the first in order to establish the second,





"But I have a testimony greater than John's, for the works which the Father has given to me that I should complete them--the very works which I am doing--[these] testify about me, that the Father has sent me.





Jesus wept. So the Jews were saying, "See how he loved him!"



And he woke up [and] rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Be quiet! Be silent!" And the wind abated and there was a great calm.

And Jesus said to him, "Friend, [do that] for which you have come." Then they came up [and] laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.



and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become like young children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven! Therefore whoever humbles himself like this child, this person is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,




And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will never lose his reward."


"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to one another,




And calling a child [to himself], he had him stand in their midst






But [when] Jesus saw [it], he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the young children come to me. Do not forbid them, {for to such belongs} the kingdom of God.


Now when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs!"


Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in me, the works that I am doing he will do also, and he will do greater [works] than these because I am going to the Father.


Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth [and] dies, it remains [by] itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.


"Whoever welcomes one of the young children such as these in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me, but the one who sent me."




Then Jesus, [because he] knew that they were about to come and seize him in order to make [him] king, withdrew again up the mountain [by] himself alone.


And as he was praying, the appearance of his face became different, and his clothing [became] white, gleaming like lightning.


Now it happened that when all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized, and [while he] was praying, heaven was opened,




Then Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in yourselves!




May my teaching trickle like the dew, my words like rain showers on tender grass, and like spring showers on new growth.

For I have given you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching.

[By] teaching these [things] to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, trained in the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed faithfully.


But you, speak [the things] which are fitting for sound instruction.




For a fool speaks folly, and his {mind} does iniquity: to {behave wickedly}, and to speak error concerning Yahweh, to leave [the] throat of [the] hungry empty, and he deprives [the] thirsty [of] drink.

Then they understood that he did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


And I will cut off [the] chariot from Ephraim, and [the] horse from Jerusalem; the battle bow will be cut down, and he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion [will be] from sea to sea, and from [the] River to [the] ends of [the] earth.


Ambassadors will come from Egypt; Cush will quickly stretch out her hands to God.

Destroy in anger; destroy so they are no more, so that they may know that God [is] ruling in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah

God will bless us, and all [the] ends of [the] earth will fear him.

and let all kings bow down to him. Let all nations serve him.




And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given.

You make him over the works of your hands; all [things] you have placed under his feet:

you subjected all [things] under his feet. For in subjecting all [things], he left nothing [that was] not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all [things] subjected to him,


And they were all amazed, so that [they began] to discuss with one another, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean spirits and they obey him."

And the men were astonished, saying, "What sort of [man] is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"



For a child has been born for us; a son has been given to us. And the dominion will be on his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. {His dominion will grow continually, and to peace there will be no end} on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and sustain it with justice and righteousness now and forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will do this.

And to him was given dominion and glory and kingship that all the peoples, the nations, and languages [would] serve him; his dominion [is] a dominion {without end} that will not cease, and his kingdom [is one] that will not be destroyed.




And I will cut off [the] chariot from Ephraim, and [the] horse from Jerusalem; the battle bow will be cut down, and he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion [will be] from sea to sea, and from [the] River to [the] ends of [the] earth.






Jesus wept. So the Jews were saying, "See how he loved him!"



Ephraim's glory [is] like a bird; it will fly away-- no birth, no pregnancy, and no conception.



Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat, and it has opened wide its mouth without limit, and her nobles will go down, and her multitude, her tumult and those who revel in her.

For the Lord said this to me: "{In one more year}, like [the] years of a hired worker, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end.

"And you, son of man, [will it] not [be that] on the day {when I take from them} their stronghold, the joy of their glory, the delight of their eyes, and the longing of their inner self, their sons and daughters--

When they became many, their sin increased against me; they changed their glory into shame.

[Listen to] the wailing of the shepherds, for their splendor is ruined! [Listen to] the roar of [the] young lions, for the thickets of the Jordan are ruined!



And the cloud covered the tent of assembly, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.


And the appearance of the glory of Yahweh [was] like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain to the eyes of the {Israelites}.

The priests [were] not able to stand to minister {because of the presence of} the cloud, for the glory of Yahweh filled the house of Yahweh.

Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic [is] your name in all the earth, who put your splendor above the heavens.







You will guide me with your advice, and afterward you will take me [into] honor.


Because of this, I endure all [things] for the sake of the chosen, in order that they also may obtain salvation [which is] in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.


For this one is considered worthy of greater glory than Moses, inasmuch as the one who builds it has greater honor than the house.





And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.








Now Peter and those with him were {very sleepy}, but [when they] became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who were standing with him.



Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me [water] to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."







O, our God, did you yourself not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it to the descendants of Abraham your friend forever?


And Yahweh would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his neighbor. And he would return to the camp, and his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the middle of the tent.

I will speak to him mouth to mouth, [in] clearness, not in riddles; and he will look at the form of Yahweh. Why were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?"



And he said: "Yahweh [is] my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.



my loyal love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and [one] in whom I take refuge, the one who subdues peoples under me.



Now I, Paul, appeal to you myself by the humility and gentleness of Christ, who {when I am present in person} [am] humble among you, but [when I] am absent am bold toward you--



You also gave me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your humility made me great.


By faith Abel offered to God a greater sacrifice than Cain, by which he was approved that he was righteous, [because] God approved [him] for his gifts, and through it he still speaks, [although he] is dead.




not that we do not have the right, but so that we may give ourselves [as] an example to you, so that [you] may imitate us.








The grace of the Lord Jesus [be] with all.







{I give thanks} to the one who strengthens me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful, placing [me] into ministry, [although I] was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, but I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,



Truly I say to you, that there are some of those standing here who will never experience death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!"

Jesus replied, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here."

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [those] in heaven and of [those] on earth and of [those] under the earth,

but concerning the Son, "Your throne, O God, [is] {forever and ever}, and the scepter of righteous [is the] scepter of your kingdom.




Now I, Paul, appeal to you myself by the humility and gentleness of Christ, who {when I am present in person} [am] humble among you, but [when I] am absent am bold toward you--



Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place! For all who take up the sword will die by the sword.

who [when he] was reviled, did not revile in return; [when] suffering, he did not threaten, but entrusted [himself] to the one who judges justly,





And Jesus said,]] "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind!"



"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish that it had been kindled already!


And if anyone hears my words and does not observe [them], I will not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

Then Pilate said to him, "So then you are a king!" Jesus replied, "You say that I am a king. For this [reason] I was born, and for this reason I have come into the world: in order that I can testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice."


I will raise up a prophet for them {from among their countrymen} like you, and I will place my words into his mouth, and he shall speak to them {everything that I command him}.

Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You will listen to him in everything that he says to you.

because the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they received [them] and know truly that I have come from you, and they have believed that you have sent me.

I have many [things] to say and to judge concerning you, but the one who sent me is true, and [the things] which I heard from him, these [things] I say to the world."



The one who does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.





"And you are the ones who have remained with me in my trials,



but to those [who are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God.


And he came to his hometown [and] began to teach them in their synagogue, so that they were amazed and said, "From where did this man [get] this wisdom and these miracles?


in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.



And King Herod heard [it], because his name had become known. And they were saying, "John, the one who baptizes, has been raised from the dead, and because of this these miraculous powers are at work in him."

Now [when] John heard in prison the deeds of Christ, he sent [word] by his disciples

Then he began to reproach the towns in which the majority of his miracles had been done, because they did not repent:

And he came to his hometown [and] began to teach them in their synagogue, so that they were amazed and said, "From where did this man [get] this wisdom and these miracles?

And [when] the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard [him] were amazed, saying, "Where did this man [get] these [things]? And what [is] this wisdom that has been granted to this man, and the miracles such as these performed through his hands?

Now [as] he was drawing near by this time to the descent from the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began rejoicing to praise God with a loud voice for all the miracles that they had seen,

"But I have a testimony greater than John's, for the works which the Father has given to me that I should complete them--the very works which I am doing--[these] testify about me, that the Father has sent me.

Jesus answered them, "I told you and you do not believe! The deeds that I do in the name of my Father, these testify about me.



And he put on righteousness like breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head, and he put on garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and he wrapped [himself in] zeal as [in a] robe.

And he said to them, "{Why} were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was necessary [for] me to be in the [house] of my Father?"