Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible






No one sews a patch of new cloth on an old garment; if so, the new piece which fills it up, takes from the old, and a worse rent is made.


For, indeed, there is a setting aside of the preceding commandment, because it was weak and unprofitable,

In saying, A new covenant, he has regarded the first as out of use. Now, that which is out of use, and has become old, is ready to disappear.





Let no one judge you, therefore, in meat or in drink, or in respect to a feast, or the new moon, or sabbaths, which things are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is in Christ, Let no one gain his purpose in depriving you of the palm by an affected humility and worship of angels, prying into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, read more.
and not holding the head, from which the whole body gathering vigor, and firmly united by joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.


No one sews a patch of new cloth on an old garment; if so, the new piece which fills it up, takes from the old, and a worse rent is made.


For, indeed, there is a setting aside of the preceding commandment, because it was weak and unprofitable,

In saying, A new covenant, he has regarded the first as out of use. Now, that which is out of use, and has become old, is ready to disappear.



And he said to them: These are the words that I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled that are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their mind, that they might understand the scriptures, and he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus was it necessary that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day, read more.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

For the law, having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never, with the same sacrifices, which they offer year by year continually, make a perfect expiation for those who come to them: for then, would they not have ceased to be offered? because the worshipers, after being once cleansed, would no longer have a consciousness of sins. There is, however, in these sacrifices, a remembrance of sins every year. read more.
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore, when he comes into the world, he says: Sacrifice and offering thou hast not desired, but a body thou hast prepared me; in whole burnt-offerings and offerings for sin, thou hast had no pleasure. Then, said I, Behold, I come, (in the roll of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, God. After saying above, Thou didst neither desire, nor take pleasure in sacrifice and offering and whole burnt-offerings and offerings for sin, which are offered according to the law, then he said, Behold, I come to do thy will: he takes away the first, that he may establish the second. By which will, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time. And every priest stands daily ministering, and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: but after offering one sacrifice for sins, he himself sits continually at the right hand of God, henceforth waiting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering, he has made a perfect and perpetual expiation for the sanctified.

But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

And he said to them: inconsiderate, and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning from Moses, and all the prophets, he explained to them, in all the Scriptures, the things concerning himself.

having blotted out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us, which was opposed to us, he also took it out of the way, driving a nail through it by means of his cross; and having spoiled the principalities and authorities, he made a show of them openly by triumphing over them through it. Let no one judge you, therefore, in meat or in drink, or in respect to a feast, or the new moon, or sabbaths, read more.
which things are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is in Christ,