Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Ye, therefore do not ye hearken unto your prophets, nor unto your diviners, nor unto your dreams, nor unto your users of hidden arts nor unto your mutterers of incantations, - in that, they, are speaking unto you saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon;

For, the household gods, have spoken vanity, and, the diviners, have had vision of falsehood, and, deceitful dreams, do they relate, vainly, do they console, - for this reason, have they moved about like a flock, they suffer ill, because there is no shepherd.

For Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, Let not your prophets that are in your midst nor your diviners beguile you, - Neither hearken ye unto your dreams which ye are dreaming;

When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul. read more.
After Yahweh your God, shall ye walk And him, shall ye revere, - And his commandments, shall ye observe. And unto his voice, shall ye hearken, And him, shall ye serve And unto him, shall ye cleave. And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death because he hath spoken revolt against Yahweh your God, - who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt and redeemed thee out of the house of servants, to seduce thee out of the way wherein Yahweh shy God hath commanded thee to walk, - so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.

I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy in my name falsely, saying, - I have dreamed! I have dreamed! How long shall it be in the heart of the prophets, To be prophets of falsehood, - And prophets of the deceit of their own heart? Who lay a plot to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they relate every man to his neighbour, - Just as their fathers forgat, my name, for Baal. read more.
The prophet with whom is a dream, Let him relate it as a dream, And he with whom is my word, Let him speak my word as truth, - What is the chaff to the wheat? Demandeth Yahweh: Is not my word, like this, Like fire? Demandeth Yahweh, - And like a hammer, that breaketh in pieces a cliff? Therefore! behold me! against the prophets, Declareth Yahweh, - who steal my words, every man from his neighbour: Behold me! against the prophets, Declareth Yahweh, who presume with their tongue and declare He declareth: Behold me! against such as prophesy the dreams of falsehood, Declareth Yahweh, who have related them and led astray my people, with their falsehoods and with their recklessness, - whereas, I, had not sent them nor commanded them, so that they could be of no, profit, to this people, Declareth Yahweh.


Ye, therefore do not ye hearken unto your prophets, nor unto your diviners, nor unto your dreams, nor unto your users of hidden arts nor unto your mutterers of incantations, - in that, they, are speaking unto you saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon;

When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.



When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.

For Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts God of Israel, Let not your prophets that are in your midst nor your diviners beguile you, - Neither hearken ye unto your dreams which ye are dreaming; For falsely, are they prophesying unto you in my name, - I have not sent them, Declareth Yahweh.


When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them


When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them


So then the anger of Yahweh kindled upon Israel, and he said - Forasmuch as this nation have transgressed my covenant, which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice, I also, will no further dispossess a man from before them, - from among the nations which Joshua left remaining, when he died; that I may, by them, put Israel to the proof, - whether they are going to be observant of the way of Yahweh, to walk therein as their fathers observed it, or not. read more.
Thus then Yahweh left these nations, not dispossessing them speedily, - neither had he delivered them into the hand of Joshua

When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.


And, all the people, were witnessing the voices and the torches, and the sound of the horn, and the mountain smoking, - so then the people were struck with awe and shrank back, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak, thou, with us, and we will hear, - but let not God speak with us lest we die. And Moses said unto the people - Do not fear, for to the end he may prove you, hath God come, - and to the end the reverence of him may be upon your faces that ye sin not.


When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.

When the prophet shall speak in the name of Yahweh and the word shall not come to pass, neither shall come in, that, is the word which Yahweh, hath not spoken, - presumptuously, hath the prophet spoken it, thou shall not be in dread of him.


When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.


When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul. read more.
After Yahweh your God, shall ye walk And him, shall ye revere, - And his commandments, shall ye observe. And unto his voice, shall ye hearken, And him, shall ye serve And unto him, shall ye cleave. And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death because he hath spoken revolt against Yahweh your God, - who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt and redeemed thee out of the house of servants, to seduce thee out of the way wherein Yahweh shy God hath commanded thee to walk, - so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst. When thy brother - son of thine own mother or thine own son or thine own daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend who is as thine own soul, shall entice thee secretly, saying, - Let us go and serve other gods, whom thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; of the gods of the peoples who are round about you, who are near unto thee, or who are far off from thee, - from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth, thou shalt not consent unto him, neither shalt thou hearken unto him, - neither shall thine eye look with pity upon him, neither shalt thou spare - neither shalt thou conceal him; but thou shalt slay, him, thine own hand, shall be on him first, to put him to death, - and the hand of all the people afterwards. And thou shalt stone him with stones that he die, - for he hath sought to seduce thee from Yahweh thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants.



When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.

Whosoever, therefore, shall relax one of these commandments, the least, and teach men so, shall be called, least, in the kingdom of the heavens; but, whosoever shall do and teach, the same, shall be called, great, in the kingdom of the heavens.

saying - Upon Moses' seat, have sat down, the Scribes and the Pharisees: All things, therefore, whatsoever they tell you, do and observe, - but, according to their works, do ye not, for they, say, and do not, perform. But they bind together heavy burdens, and lay upon men's shoulders, whereas, they, with their finger, are not willing to move them. read more.
But, all their works, they do, to be gazed at, by men, - for they make broad their amulets, and make large their fringes, And dearly love the first couch in the chief meals, and the first seats in the synagogues, And the salutations in the market-places, and to be called by men, Rabbi. But, ye, - do not be called Rabbi, - for, one, is your Teacher, and, all ye, are brethren; And, father, be none of you called, upon the earth, for, one, is your Father, the Heavenly; Neither be called leaders, for, your leader, is one, the Christ; And, the greatest of you, shall be to you, a minister; And, whoever shall exalt himself, shall be, abased, and, whoever shall abase himself, shall be, exalted, But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye are locking up the kingdom of the heavens before men, - for, ye, are not entering, neither, them who are entering, suffer ye to enter. Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because ye compass sea and dry land, to make one convert - and, when it is done, ye make him a son of gehenna, twofold more than ye. Alas for you, blind guides! that say - Whosoever shall swear by the Temple, it is, nothing, but, whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, is bound: Foolish and blind! for which is, greater, The gold, or the Temple that hath hallowed the gold? And, whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is, nothing, but, whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, is bound: Blind! for which is greater, The gift, or the altar that halloweth the gift? He therefore that hath sworn by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all that is upon it; And, he that hath sworn by the Temple, sweareth by it, and by him who dwelleth therein; And, he that hath sworn by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him who sitteth thereupon. Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye tithe the mint and the anise and the cummin, - and have dismissed the weightier matters of the law - the justice, the mercy, and the faith; whereas, these, it was binding, to do, and, those, not to, dismiss. Blind guides! Straining out the gnat, but, the camel, swallowing. Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, - while, within, they are full of plunder and intemperance. Blind Pharisee! cleanse, first, the inside, of the cup and of the dish, that, the outside thereof, may become, clean. Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye make yourselves like sepulchres whitewashed, which, outside, indeed, appear, beautiful, but, within, are full, of dead men's bones and all uncleanness, - Thus, ye also, outside, indeed, appear to men, righteous, but, within, are full, of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say - If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been their partners in the blood of the prophets: So that ye bear witness against yourselves, that ye are, sons, of them who murdered the prophets. And, ye, fill ye up the measure of your fathers! Serpents! broods of vipers! how should ye flee from the judgment of gehenna?

Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands, when they eat bread! But, he, answering, said unto them - Wherefore do, ye also, transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For, God, said - Honour thy father and thy mother, and - He that revileth father or mother, let him, surely die! read more.
But, ye, say - Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother - A gift! Whatsoever, out of me, thou mightest be profited, in nowise, shall honour his father or his mother - and so ye have cancelled, the word of God, for the sake of your, tradition. Hypocrites! well prophesied concerning you, Isaiah, saying - This people, with the lips, do, honour, me, while, their heart, far off, holdeth from me; But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching, for teachings, the commandments of men. And, calling near the multitude, he said to them - Hear and understand! Not that which entereth into the mouth, defileth the man, but, that which proceedeth out of the mouth, the same, defileth the man, Then, coming near, his disciples say unto him - Knowest thou, that the Pharisees, hearing the word, were caused to stumble? And, he, answering, said - Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, will be uprooted: Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall. And Peter, answering, said unto him, Declare to us the parable. And, he, said, To this moment, are, ye also, without discernment? Perceive ye not that, every thing which entereth into the mouth, into the stomach, findeth way, and, into the draught, is passed; while, the things which proceed out of the mouth, out of the heart, come forth, and, they, defile the man. For, out of the heart, come forth wicked designs, - murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, profane speakings: these, are the things which defile the man, but, the eating with unwashed hands, doth not defile the man.

And, the Pharisee, beholding, marvelled that he was not, first, immersed, before the dinner. And the Lord said unto him: Now, ye, the Pharisees, the outside of the cup and of the tray, do make pure; but, your inward part, is full of plunder and wickedness. Simple ones! Did not, he who made the outside, the inside also, make? read more.
Notwithstanding, as to the things within, give alms, and lo! everything, is, pure unto you. But alas for you, the Pharisees! because ye tithe the mint, and the rue, and every garden herb, and pass by justice, and the love of God. But, these things, it was biding to do, and, those, not to pass by. Alas for you, the Pharisees! because ye love the first seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the market-places! Alas for you! because ye are as the secret tombs: even the men that are walking above them, know it not. And, making answer, one of the Lawyers saith unto him, Teacher! these things, saying, us also, dost thou insult! And, he, said - And, for you, the lawyers, alas! because ye lade men with burdens hard to be borne, and, yourselves, with one of your fingers, touch not the burdens. Alas for you! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers slew them! Hence, witnesses, are ye, and find consenting pleasure in the works of your fathers: because, they, indeed, slew them, and, ye, are building, their tombs . For this cause, the Wisdom of God hath said - I will send forth, unto them, prophets and apostles, - and, some from among them, will they slay, and, some persecute: That the blood of all the prophets which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, may be sought out, from this generation, - From the blood of Abel, unto the blood of Zachariah who was destroyed betwixt the altar and the house; Yea! I say unto you - It shall be sought out from this generation. Alas for you, the lawyers! because ye took away the key of knowledge: yourselves, entered not, and, them who were entering, ye hindered.




And I will bring the third into the fire, and will smelt them as one smelteth silver, and will try them, as one trieth gold, - It, will call upon my name, and, I, will answer it, and will say, My people, it is! and, it, will say, Yahweh, is my God!


Yet verily, with regard to the ambassadors of the rulers of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire concerning the wonderful token which came to pass in the land, God left him, - to prove him, to take note of all that was in his heart.

And it cared to pass after these things, that God, did prove Abraham, - and he said unto him, Abraham! And he said Behold me! And he said - Take, I pray thee, thy son, thine only one, whom thou lovest, even, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah and cause him to ascend there as an ascending-sacrifice, on one of the mountains which I shall name unto thee. So Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took his two young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the pieces of wood for an ascending-sacrifice, and mounted and went his way unto the place which God had named to him. read more.
It was, on the third day, that Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men - Tarry by yourselves here with the ass, but I and the young man must go yonder, - that we may bow ourselves down and return unto you. So Abraham took the pieces of wood for the ascending-sacrifice, and laid them on Isaac his son, and took in his own hand the fire and the knife, and they went on their way, both of them together. Then said Isaac unto Abraham his father, then said he; My father! And he said, Behold me, my son, And he said, Behold the fire, and the pieces of wood, - but where is the lamb, for an ascending-sacrifice? And Abraham said, God, will provide for himself the lamb for an ascending-sacrifice, my son! So they went on their way, both of them, together. Then came they into the place which God had named to him, and Abraham built there the altar, and aid in order the pieces of wood, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, above the pieces of wood. And Abraham put forth his hand, and took the knife, - to slay his son. Then called out unto him the messenger of Yahweh out of the heavens, and said. Abraham, Abraham! And he said Behold me! Then he said, Do not put forth thy hand unto the young man, neither do to him - anything at all, - for, now, know I that one who reverest God, thou art, when thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only one, from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! a ram, behind, caught in a thicket by his horns, and Abraham went, and took the ram, and caused him to ascend as an ascending-sacrifice instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh, - as to which it is still said to-day, In the mountain of Yahweh, will provision be made.

So then, thou shalt remember all the way in which Yahweh thy God caused thee to journey these forty years in the desert, - that he might humble time to put thee to the proof to know what was in thy heart, - whether thou wouldest keep his commandments or not.

When there shall arise in thy midst - a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, - and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, - Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, - for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.

Wherein ye exult, though, for a little, just now, if needful, put to grief in manifold temptations, In order that the proving of your faith - much more precious than of gold that perisheth even though, by means of fire, it is proved - may be found unto praise and glory and honour in the revealing of Jesus Christ, -

All Joy, account it, my brethren, whensoever ye fall in with, manifold, temptations, - Taking note, that, the proving of your faith, worketh out endurance;

And Yahweh said unto the accuser, Hast thou applied thy heart unto my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man blameless and upright, one revering God and avoiding evil? And the accuser answered Yahweh, and said, Is it, for nought, that Job revereth God? Hast not, thou thyself, made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? The work of his hands, thou hast blessed, and, his substance, hath broken forth in the land. read more.
But, in very deed, put forth, I pray thee, thy hand, and smite all that he hath, - verily, unto thy face, will he curse thee. And Yahweh said unto the accuser, Lo! all that he hath, is in thy hand, only, against himself, do not put forth thy hand. So the accuser went forth from the presence of Yahweh. And there came a certain day, - when his sons and his daughters were eating, and drinking wine, in the house of their eldest brother. And, a messenger, came in unto Job, and said, - The oxen, were plowing, and, the asses, feeding beside them; when the Sabeans swooped down, and took them, and, the young men, smote they with the edge of the sword, - and escaped am, only I alone, too tell thee. Yet was this one speaking, when, another, came in and said, - A fire of God, fell out of the heavens, and burned up the sheep and the young men, and consumed them; and escaped am, only I alone, to tell thee. Yet was this one speaking, when, another, came in and said, The Chaldeans, appointed three chiefs, and spread out against the camels, and took them, and, the young men, smote they with the edge of the sword; and escaped am, only I alone, to tell thee. Yet was this one speaking, when, another, came in and said, - Thy sons and thy daughters, were eating, and drinking wine, in the house of their eldest brother; when lo! a great wind, came from over the desert, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they died, - and escaped am, only I alone, to tell thee. Then Job arose, and rent his robe, and shaved his head, and fell to the earth and worshipped; and said - Naked came I forth from the womb of my mother, and naked must I return thither, Yahweh, gave, and, Yahweh, hath taken away, - The name of Yahweh be blessed! In all this, Job sinned not, nor imputed folly unto God.

And Yahweh said unto the accuser, Hast thou applied thy heart unto my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a man blameless and upright, one who revereth God, and avoideth evil; and still he is holding fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to swallow him up without cause. Then the accuser answered Yahweh, and said, Skin for skin, and so, all that a man hath, will he give for his life. In very deed, put forth, I pray thee thy hand, and smite unto his bone, and unto his flesh, - verily, unto thy face, will he curse thee. read more.
And Yahweh said unto the accuser, Behold him! in thy hand, - only, his life, preserve thou! So the accuser went forth from the presence of Yahweh, - and smote Job with a sore boil, from the sole of his foot, unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd, to scrape himself therewith; he being seated in the midst of ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Art thou still holding fast thine integrity? Curse God, and die! And he said unto her, As one of the base women speaketh, speakest thou? Blessing, shall we accept from God, and, misfortune, shall we not accept? In all this, Job sinned not with his lips.

For thou didst prove us, O God, Thou didst refine us, according to the refining of silver: Thou didst bring us into the hunter's net, Thou didst lay a load upon our loins; Thou didst let men ride at our head; We went into fire and into water, But thou didst bring us forth into freedom. read more.
I will enter thy house with ascending-sacrifices, I will pay unto thee my vows,

Many, will purify themselves and be made white and be refined, but the lawless, will act lawlessly, and none of the lawless, shall understand, - but, they who make wise, shall understand;