Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And Adam again knew his wife, and she bare a son, and called his name Seth, - For God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain slew him!

So I took your father, Abraham, from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, - and multiplied his seed, and gave unto him, Isaac;


Thus hath he blessed them, and they have multiplied greatly, And, their cattle, he maketh not few.

Yet as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; o! I have blessed trim and will make him fruitful, and multiply him, exceedingly, - twelve princes, shall he beget, and I will grant him to be a great nation;


and I will bless her, yea moreover will give - from her - to thee, a son, - And I will bless her, and she shall become nations. Kings of peoples, from her, shall arise.

And, GOD Almighty, bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, so shalt thou become a multitude of peoples.

So Leah conceived, and hare a son, and called his name Reuben, - for she said, Because, Yahweh hath looked upon my humiliation, For, now, will my husband love me. And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said. Because Yahweh heard that, I, was I hated, he gave me, this one also. So she called his name Simeon. And she conceived again and bare a son, and said, Now - this time, will my husband he bound unto me, For I have borne him three sons, - For this cause, called she his name Levi. read more.
And she conceived again and bare a son, and said This time, will I praise Yahweh, For which cause, she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing.

Then kindled the anger of Jacob with Rachel, - and he said, Am I, in the place of God, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

and Rachel said God hath vindicated me. Moreover also he hath hearkened unto my voice, and hath given me a son. For this cause, called she his name Dan.

And God hearkened unto Leah, - and she conceived and bare to Jacob a fifth son. Then said Leah. God hath given my hire, in that I gave my handmaid to my husband. So she called his name, Issachar. And Leah conceived again and bare a sixth son to Jacob. read more.
Then said Leah, God hath dowered me even me with a hand-some dowry, Now! will my husband dwell with me, for I have borne him six sons. So she called his name, Zebulon.

Then God remembered Rachel, - and God hearkened unto her, and granted her to bear. So she conceived and bare a son, - and said, God hath taken away my reproach; So she called his name Joseph, saying, Yahweh is adding unto me another son.

Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant,

So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in unto her, - and Yahweh granted her conception, and she bare a son.

But he hath set the needy on high from affliction, and made families, like a flock: -



And Joseph said unto his father, My sons, they are, whom God hath given me, in this place. And he said - Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, that I may bless them.

Lo! I and the children whom Yahweh hath given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel, - from Yahweh of hosts, who is making his habitation in Mount Zion.


Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant,



Then Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! Esau, coming in, - and with him, four hundred men. So he divided the children - unto Leah and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids; and put the handmaids and their children first, - and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph next; but he himself, passed over before them, and bowed himself to the earth seven times, until he had come near unto his brother. read more.
Then ran Esau to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, - and they wept. Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant, Then came near the handmaids, they - and their children, - and bowed themselves. Then came near Leah also with her children, - and they bowed themselves. And afterwards, came near Joseph with Rachel, and they bowed themselves, Then said he, What to thee is all this camp, which I have fallen in with? And he said, - To find favour in the eyes of my lord. Then said Esau, I have an abundance, - my brother, be thine what thou hast! Then said Jacob, Nay, I pray thee, if, I pray thee, have found favour in thine eyes, then thou wilt take my present at my hand, - For on this account, hath my seeing thy face been like seeing the face of God in that thou wast well-pleased with me. Take, I pray thee my blessing which hath been brought in to thee, because God hath shewed me favour and because I have everything. So he was urgent with him and he took it. Then he said, Let us break up and go, and let me go on before thee.


So I took your father, Abraham, from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, - and multiplied his seed, and gave unto him, Isaac;

Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant,



And Joseph said unto his father, My sons, they are, whom God hath given me, in this place. And he said - Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, that I may bless them.

Lo! I and the children whom Yahweh hath given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel, - from Yahweh of hosts, who is making his habitation in Mount Zion.


So Jacob arose, - and mounted his sons and his wives on the camels;

So Jacob sent, and called for Rachel and for Leah, to the field unto his flock;

Then responded Rachel and Leah, and said to him, - Have we any longer a portion or an inheritance in the house of our father?

and put the handmaids and their children first, - and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph next; but he himself, passed over before them, and bowed himself to the earth seven times, until he had come near unto his brother. Then ran Esau to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, - and they wept. read more.
Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant, Then came near the handmaids, they - and their children, - and bowed themselves. Then came near Leah also with her children, - and they bowed themselves. And afterwards, came near Joseph with Rachel, and they bowed themselves,


Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant,




And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, - Yahweh, who wast saying unto me, - Return to thy land and to thy kindred that I may deal well with thee: I am too small for all the lovingkindnesses and for all the faithfulness, which thou hast done unto thy servant, - For with my staff, passed I over this Jordan, But, now, have I become two camps. Deliver me I pray thee out of the hand of my brother out of the hand of Esau, for I, am afraid of him, lest he come in and smite mother as well as sons read more.
But, thou thyself, saidst, - I wilt deal well with thee. So will I make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not to be counted, for multitude. And he tarried there that night, and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother: She-goats, two hundred; And he-goats, twenty; Ewes, two hundred; And rams, twenty; Milch camels, with their colts, thirty; Cows, forty; And bulls, ten; She-asses, twenty; And And he gave them into the hand of his Servants, each drove by itself, and said unto his servants - Pass over before me, and, a breathing-space, shall ye put betwixt drove and drove. And be commanded the first one saying: When Esau my brother shall fall in with thee, and shall ask thee, saying Whose art thou? and whither wouldst thou go? and to whom belong these before thee? then shalt thou say, To thy servant Jacob: It is, a present, sent to my lord, to Esau; And behold he himself also is behind us, And he commanded the second also, and the third yea all that were going on behind the droves, saying, - According to this word, shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him. Then shall ye say, Also, lo! thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said: I must pacify him with the present that goeth on before me. And, after that, will I see his face: Peradventure he will accept me. So the present passed over before him, - whereas he himself tarried that night in the camp. And he arose in that night and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons, - and pressed over the ford of Jabbok. So he took them, and sent them over the brook, - and sent over that which he had. And Jacob was left alone, - and there wrestled a man with him, until the uprisings of the dawn. And when he saw, that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, - and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was put out of joint, as he wrestled with him. Then said he - Let me go, for uprisen hath the dawn. And he said: I will not let thee go, except thou have blessed me Then he said unto him - What is thy name? And he said - Jacob. Then he said - Not Jacob, shall thy name be called any more, but Israel, - For thou hast contended with God and with men and hast prevailed. Then asked Jacob and said, Do, I pray thee, tell me thy name! And he said - Wherefore now, shouldest thou ask for my name? And he blessed him there, So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; For I saw God face to face; and my soul was delivered, And the sun rose on him as soon as he had passed over Penuel, - he, moreover was halting upon his thigh, For this cause, the sons of Israel eat not of the nerve of the large hip-sinew, which is by the hollow of the thigh, until this day, - because he touched the hollow of the thigh of Jacob, in the nerve of the hip-sinew.

Then Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! Esau, coming in, - and with him, four hundred men. So he divided the children - unto Leah and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids; and put the handmaids and their children first, - and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph next; but he himself, passed over before them, and bowed himself to the earth seven times, until he had come near unto his brother. read more.
Then ran Esau to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, - and they wept. Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant, Then came near the handmaids, they - and their children, - and bowed themselves. Then came near Leah also with her children, - and they bowed themselves. And afterwards, came near Joseph with Rachel, and they bowed themselves, Then said he, What to thee is all this camp, which I have fallen in with? And he said, - To find favour in the eyes of my lord. Then said Esau, I have an abundance, - my brother, be thine what thou hast! Then said Jacob, Nay, I pray thee, if, I pray thee, have found favour in thine eyes, then thou wilt take my present at my hand, - For on this account, hath my seeing thy face been like seeing the face of God in that thou wast well-pleased with me. Take, I pray thee my blessing which hath been brought in to thee, because God hath shewed me favour and because I have everything. So he was urgent with him and he took it. Then he said, Let us break up and go, and let me go on before thee. And he said unto him, My lord, is taking note, that, the children are tender, - and the flocks and the herds are giving suck with me, - and, should I overdrive them a single day, then would all the flocks die. Let my lord, I pray thee pass over before his servant, and let, me, lead on in my own easy way, at the pace of the cattle that are before me, and at the pace of the children, until that I come in unto my lord, towards Seir. Then said Esau: Let me leave, I pray thee, along with thee, some of the people who are with me! And he said - Why so? let me find favour in the eyes of my lord! So Esau returned, that day, to his journey towards Mount Seir. But, Jacob, brake up towards Succoth, and built for himself a house, for his cattle, made he places of shelter, for which cause, the name of the place was called, Succoth.


Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said - The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant,

and said, - O My Lord! if, I pray thee, I have found favour in thine eyes, do not I pray thee pass on from thy servant.

If, thus, he say - It is well, - thy servant shall have, peace, - but, if it, anger, him, know that harm hath been determined by him.

So they girded sackcloth upon their loins, and put ropes about their heads, and came in unto the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant, Ben-hadad, saith, - Let my soul live, I pray thee. And he said, - Is he yet alive? My brother, he is.