Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




For as we have in one body many members, but the members, though many, have not the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one reciprocally members of each other. Having then different gifts according to the grace which is given unto us, if it be prophecy, speak according to the analogy of faith; read more.
or if the deacon's office, be active in the service; or he that teacheth, in teaching; or he that exhorteth, in exhortation; he that distributes, let him do it with simplicity; he that presideth, with diligence; he that is employed in acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Taking then the members of Christ, shall I make them members of an harlot? God forbid. Do you not know that he that is joined to an harlot is one body with her? For they two, saith he, shall be "one flesh." But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one loaf, one body; for we all partake of that one loaf.

For as the body is one, and hath many members, but all the members of that one body, though many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we all have been baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free men; and we have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. read more.
If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it, on this account, not of the body? And if the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it not therefore of the body? If the whole body were eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God placed the members, every one of them in the body, as he hath chosen. But if the whole were one member, where were the body? But now the members indeed are many, but the body one. Nor can the eye say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Yea, much more the members of the body, which appear to be more feeble, are necessary: and those parts which we esteem as the more dishonourable of the body, on them we bestow more abundant honour, and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered together the body, giving more abundant honour to that part which lacked: that there might be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And if one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; and if one member be exalted, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And these also hath God placed in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healings, helpers, directors, different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But zealously seek the gifts that are the best: and yet I shew unto you a more transcendently excellent way.

and what the transcendent greatness of his power in us, who believe, according to the energy of his mighty strength which he displayed in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly regions, far above all principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come; read more.
and hath put all things under his feet, and hath appointed him head over all to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

I THEN, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called, with all humility and meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love; careful to preserve unity of spirit, in the bond of peace. read more.
There is one body, and one spirit, even as ye have been called to one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, and father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But to every one of us hath the grace been given, according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore the Scripture saith, "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men." Now this, that he ascended, what does it imply? but that he also first descended into the more internal parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also, who ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he himself appointed, some indeed apostles, and some prophets; and others preachers of the Gospel; and others pastors and teachers; for the perfecting the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ: until we all attain in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a state of complete manhood, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we should be no longer infants, floating on the waves, and carried about with every wind of novel doctrine, by the juggling of men, by their craftiness after the delusive wiles of error; but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body nicely joined together, and firmly connected by every joint of exact proportion, according to the energy exerted in the measure of every several part, causeth the increase of the body unto the edification of itself in love.

Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body. As then the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. read more.
Husbands, love your own wives, as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify it, purifying it in the laver of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having blemish, nor wrinkle, nor any such things; but that it may be holy and unblameable. So ought husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are the members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this reason shall a man forsake his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and the two shall be as one flesh. This mystery is great: but I am speaking with regard to Christ, and with regard to the church. Nevertheless let every one of you individually see that each love his own wife even as himself; but the wife that she stand in awe of the husband.



and what the transcendent greatness of his power in us, who believe, according to the energy of his mighty strength which he displayed in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly regions, far above all principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come; read more.
and hath put all things under his feet, and hath appointed him head over all to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body.

giving thanks to God, even the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath plucked us out from the dominion of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love: in whom we have redemption through his blood, and forgiveness of sins. read more.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the prime author of all creation: for by him were all things created, celestial and terrestrial, visible or invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers, all were created by him, and for him: and he is before all, and by him all things subsist. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, that he might be in all things pre-eminent. For it hath pleased the Father that in him all fulness should dwell; and by him to reconcile all things to himself, making peace by the blood of his cross: by him, I say, whether they be things on earth, or things in the heavens.


















Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body. As then the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. read more.
Husbands, love your own wives, as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify it, purifying it in the laver of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having blemish, nor wrinkle, nor any such things; but that it may be holy and unblameable. So ought husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are the members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this reason shall a man forsake his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and the two shall be as one flesh. This mystery is great: but I am speaking with regard to Christ, and with regard to the church.













presiding over his own family with propriety, having his children under subjection with all gravity of behaviour: for if a man knoweth not how to order his own family, how shall he take proper care of the church of God?


For a man indeed ought not to veil his head, being the image and the glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not from the woman, but the woman from the man. Also the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man.

Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body. As then the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.










and hath put all things under his feet, and hath appointed him head over all to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.




Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body.


Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the injunctions as I delivered them unto you. But I desire you to take notice that the head of every man is Christ; but the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.



For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body. As then the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.


Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body. As then the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. read more.
Husbands, love your own wives, as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify it, purifying it in the laver of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having blemish, nor wrinkle, nor any such things; but that it may be holy and unblameable. So ought husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are the members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this reason shall a man forsake his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and the two shall be as one flesh. This mystery is great: but I am speaking with regard to Christ, and with regard to the church. Nevertheless let every one of you individually see that each love his own wife even as himself; but the wife that she stand in awe of the husband.



Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body.

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the injunctions as I delivered them unto you. But I desire you to take notice that the head of every man is Christ; but the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, holding [a veil] over his head, dishonoureth his head; read more.
but every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled, dishonoureth her head; for it is one and the same thing, as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not veiled, let her hair be clipped: but if it would be scandalous for a woman to appear clipped or shaved, let her be veiled. For a man indeed ought not to veil his head, being the image and the glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not from the woman, but the woman from the man. Also the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man. Therefore ought the woman to retain upon her head [this badge of authority], because of the angels [of the churches]. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man in the Lord. For as the woman was taken out of the man, so also is the man by the woman: but all things are of God. Judge among yourselves, is it decent for a woman to be praying to God without a covering? Does not even nature itself teach you, that if a man wear long flowing hair it is a dishonour to him? But if a woman let her hair flow, it is an ornament to her; for the hair was given her for a covering, But if any man mean to be contentious about it, we have no such custom, nor the churches of God.

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection: for I permit not a woman to teach in public, or to assume authority over the man, but to abide in silence. For Adam was first formed, Eve afterwards. read more.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, by transgression fell.






Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and is himself the saviour of the body.

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the injunctions as I delivered them unto you. But I desire you to take notice that the head of every man is Christ; but the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.