Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And yet, ask, I pray thee, One of the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee. Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee: 'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? read more.
In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them. Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way! They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.

Because that which is known of God is manifest among them, for God did manifest it to them, for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world, by the things made being understood, are plainly seen, both His eternal power and Godhead -- to their being inexcusable;





I -- I spake with my heart, saying, 'I, lo, I have magnified and added wisdom above every one who hath been before me at Jerusalem, and my heart hath seen abundantly wisdom and knowledge.


And there is a word of Jehovah to me, saying: As this potter am I not able to do to you? O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah. Lo, as clay in the hand of the potter, So are ye in My hand, O house of Israel. The moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, To pluck up and to break down, and to destroy, read more.
And that nation hath turned from its evil, Because I have spoken against it, Then I have repented of the evil that I thought to do to it. And the moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, to build, and to plant, And it hath done the evil thing in Mine eyes, So as not to hearken to My voice, Then I have repented of the good That I have spoken of doing to it.

by the decree of the sifters is the sentence, and by the saying of the holy ones the requirement, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and to whom He willeth He giveth it, and the lowest of men He doth raise up over it.

'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? read more.
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.

He who is sitting on the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are as grasshoppers, He who is stretching out as a thin thing the heavens, And spreadeth them as a tent to dwell in. He who is making princes become nothing, Judges of earth as emptiness hath made;

And thou hast commanded them for their lords, saying, Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Thus do ye say unto your lords, I -- I have made the earth with man, and the cattle that are on the face of the earth, by My great power, and by My stretched-out arm, and I have given it to whom it hath been right in Mine eyes. And now, I -- I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and also the beast of the field I have given to him to serve him; read more.
And served him have all the nations, and his son, and his son's son, till the coming in of the time of his land, also it; and done service for him have many nations and great kings. And it hath come to pass, the nation and the kingdom that do not serve him -- Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon -- and that which putteth not its neck into the yoke of the king of Babylon, with sword, and with famine, and with pestilence, I lay a charge on that nation -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- till I consume them by his hand.

Daniel hath answered and said, 'Let the name of God be blessed from age even unto age, for wisdom and might -- for they are His. And He is changing times and seasons, He is causing kings to pass away, and He is raising up kings; He is giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those possessing understanding.

thou, O king, God Most High, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour, gave to Nebuchadnezzar thy father: and because of the greatness that He gave to him, all peoples, nations, and languages were trembling and fearing before him: whom he willed he was slaying, and whom he willed he was keeping alive, and whom he willed he was raising up, and whom he willed he was making low; and when his heart was high, and his spirit was strong to act proudly, he hath been caused to come down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory they have caused to pass away from him, read more.
and from the sons of men he is driven, and his heart with the beasts hath been like, and with the wild asses is his dwelling; the herb like oxen they cause him to eat, and by the dew of the heavens is his body wet, till that he hath known that God Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and whom He willeth He raiseth up over it. 'And thou, his son, Belshazzar, hast not humbled thy heart, though all this thou hast known; and against the Lord of the heavens thou hast lifted up thyself; and the vessels of His house they have brought in before thee, and thou, and thy great men, thy wives, and thy concubines, are drinking wine with them, and gods of silver, and of gold, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone, that are not seeing, nor hearing, nor knowing, thou hast praised: and the God in whose hand is thy breath, and all thy ways, Him thou hast not honoured. 'Then from before Him sent is the extremity of the hand, and the writing is noted down; and this is the writing that is noted down: Numbered, Numbered, Weighed, and Divided. This is the interpretation of the thing: Numbered -- God hath numbered thy kingdom, and hath finished it. Weighed -- Thou art weighed in the balances, and hast been found lacking. Divided -- Divided is thy kingdom, and it hath been given to the Medes and Persians.' Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold is on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom. In that night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans is slain, and Darius the Mede hath received the kingdom, when a son of sixty and two years.








I -- I spake with my heart, saying, 'I, lo, I have magnified and added wisdom above every one who hath been before me at Jerusalem, and my heart hath seen abundantly wisdom and knowledge.





I -- I spake with my heart, saying, 'I, lo, I have magnified and added wisdom above every one who hath been before me at Jerusalem, and my heart hath seen abundantly wisdom and knowledge.


'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? read more.
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.

The Lord on thy right hand smote kings In the day of His anger. He doth judge among the nations, He hath completed the carcases, Hath smitten the head over the mighty earth.


Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word, Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering. Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places. read more.
To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high in safety. Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom. Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened, By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon. And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy, And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth. Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not, For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal. In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee. In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the sword.

I say unto God, 'Do not condemn me, Let me know why Thou dost strive with me. Is it good for Thee that Thou dost oppress? That Thou despisest the labour of Thy hands, And on the counsel of the wicked hast shone? Eyes of flesh hast Thou? As man seeth -- seest Thou? read more.
As the days of man are Thy days? Thy years as the days of a man? That Thou inquirest for mine iniquity, And for my sin seekest? For Thou knowest that I am not wicked, And there is no deliverer from Thy hand. Thy hands have taken pains about me, And they make me together round about, And Thou swallowest me up! Remember, I pray Thee, That as clay Thou hast made me, And unto dust Thou dost bring me back. Dost Thou not as milk pour me out? And as cheese curdle me? Skin and flesh Thou dost put on me, And with bones and sinews dost fence me. Life and kindness Thou hast done with me. And Thy inspection hath preserved my spirit. And these Thou hast laid up in Thy heart, I have known that this is with Thee. If I sinned, then Thou hast observed me, And from mine iniquity dost not acquit me, If I have done wickedly -- woe to me, And righteously -- I lift not up my head, Full of shame -- then see my affliction, And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me. Thou renewest Thy witnesses against me, And dost multiply Thine anger with me, Changes and warfare are with me. And why from the womb Hast Thou brought me forth? I expire, and the eye doth not see me. As I had not been, I am, From the belly to the grave I am brought, Are not my days few? Cease then, and put from me, And I brighten up a little, Before I go, and return not, Unto a land of darkness and death-shade,

At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought. And yet, ask, I pray thee, One of the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee. Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee: read more.
'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them. Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way!

Lo, in this thou hast not been righteous, I answer thee, that greater is God than man. Wherefore against Him hast thou striven, When for all His matters He answereth not? For once doth God speak, and twice, (He doth not behold it.) read more.
In a dream -- a vision of night, In the falling of deep sleep on men, In slumberings on a bed. Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth: To turn aside man from doing, And pride from man He concealeth. He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart. And he hath been reproved With pain on his bed, And the strife of his bones is enduring. And his life hath nauseated bread, And his soul desirable food. His flesh is consumed from being seen, And high are his bones, they were not seen! And draw near to the pit doth his soul, And his life to those causing death. If there is by him a messenger, An interpreter -- one of a thousand, To declare for man his uprightness: Then He doth favour him and saith, 'Ransom him from going down to the pit, I have found an atonement.' Fresher is his flesh than a child's, He returneth to the days of his youth. He maketh supplication unto God, And He accepteth him. And he seeth His face with shouting, And He returneth to man His righteousness. He looketh on men, and saith, 'I sinned, And uprightness I have perverted, And it hath not been profitable to me. He hath ransomed my soul From going over into the pit, And my life on the light looketh.' Lo, all these doth God work, Twice -- thrice with man, To bring back his soul from the pit, To be enlightened with the light of the living.



And yet, ask, I pray thee, One of the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee. Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee: 'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? read more.
In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.

And none said, 'Where is God my maker? Giving songs in the night, Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.' There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers.

To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. The heavens are recounting the honour of God, And the work of His hands The expanse is declaring. Day to day uttereth speech, And night to night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech, and there are no words. Their voice hath not been heard. read more.
Into all the earth hath their line gone forth, And to the end of the world their sayings, For the sun He placed a tent in them, And he, as a bridegroom, goeth out from his covering, He rejoiceth as a mighty one To run the path. From the end of the heavens is his going out, And his revolution is unto their ends, And nothing is hid from his heat.

for passing through and contemplating your objects of worship, I found also an erection on which had been inscribed: To God -- unknown; whom, therefore -- not knowing -- ye do worship, this One I announce to you. 'God, who did make the world, and all things in it, this One, of heaven and of earth being Lord, in temples made with hands doth not dwell, neither by the hands of men is He served -- needing anything, He giving to all life, and breath, and all things; read more.
He made also of one blood every nation of men, to dwell upon all the face of the earth -- having ordained times before appointed, and the bounds of their dwellings -- to seek the Lord, if perhaps they did feel after Him and find, -- though, indeed, He is not far from each one of us, for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For of Him also we are offspring.

for revealed is the wrath of God from heaven upon all impiety and unrighteousness of men, holding down the truth in unrighteousness. Because that which is known of God is manifest among them, for God did manifest it to them, for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world, by the things made being understood, are plainly seen, both His eternal power and Godhead -- to their being inexcusable;

But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah saith, 'Lord, who did give credence to our report?' so then the faith is by a report, and the report through a saying of God, but I say, Did they not hear? yes, indeed -- 'to all the earth their voice went forth, and to the ends of the habitable world their sayings.'


For all gods of the peoples are nought, And Jehovah the heavens hath made. Honour and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place.

'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? read more.
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.


In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.

In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.

'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? read more.
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.

And the wisdom -- whence doth it come? And where is this, the place of understanding? It hath been hid from the eyes of all living. And from the fowl of the heavens It hath been hidden. Destruction and death have said: 'With our ears we have heard its fame.' read more.
God hath understood its way, And He hath known its place. For He to the ends of the earth doth look, Under the whole heavens He doth see, To make for the wind a weight, And the waters He meted out in measure. In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices, Then He hath seen and declareth it, He hath prepared it, and also searched it out, And He saith to man: -- 'Lo, fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to turn from evil is understanding.'