Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee, and the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee. Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee, and the fishes of the sea shall declare to thee. Who does not know in all these, that the hand of LORD has wrought this, read more.
in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Does not the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food? With aged men is wisdom, and in length of days understanding. With [God] is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding. Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again. He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his. He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes judges fools. He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt. He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty. He removes the speech of the trustworthy, and takes away the understanding of the elders. He pours contempt upon rulers, and weakens the strength of the strong. He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive. He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

because what is knowable of God is apparent in them, for God made it known to them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, both his eternal power and divinity, for them to be without excuse.




He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death.

My face is red with weeping, and the shadow of death is on my eyelids,

that thou have greatly broken us in the place of jackals, and covered us with the shadow of death.



Then the word of LORD came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? says LORD. Behold, as the clay in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, O house of Israel. At that instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it, read more.
if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from their evil, I will relent of the evil that I thought to do to them. And at that instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if they do that which is evil in my sight, that they obey not my voice, then I will relent of the good with which I said I would benefit them.

The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over i

Who does not know in all these, that the hand of LORD has wrought this, in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Does not the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food? read more.
With aged men is wisdom, and in length of days understanding. With [God] is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding. Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again. He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his. He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes judges fools. He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt. He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty. He removes the speech of the trustworthy, and takes away the understanding of the elders. He pours contempt upon rulers, and weakens the strength of the strong. He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

[It is] he who sits above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in, who brings rulers to nothing, who makes the judges of the earth as vanity.

And give them a charge to their masters, saying, Thus says LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Thus ye shall say to your masters: I have made the earth, the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and I give it to whom it seems right to me. And now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant. And the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him. read more.
And all the nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the time of his own land comes. And then many nations and great kings shall make him their bondman. And it shall come to pass, that the nation and the kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation I will punish, says LORD,

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are his. And he changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings, and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding.

O thou king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom and greatness and glory and majesty. And because of the greatness that he gave him, all the peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whom he wanted, he killed, and whom he wanted, he kept alive, and whom he wanted, he raised up, and whom he want But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne. And they took his glory from him, read more.
and he was driven from the sons of men. And his heart was made like the beasts', and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most And thou his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled thy heart, though thou knew all this, but have lifted up thyself against LORD of heaven. And they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou and thy lords, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine from them. And thou have praised the gods of silve Then the part of the hand was sent from before him, and this writing was inscribed. And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE, God has numbered thy kingdom, and brought it to an end. TEKEL, thou are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting. PERES, thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King was slain. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.


Who does not know in all these, that the hand of LORD has wrought this, in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Does not the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food? read more.
With aged men is wisdom, and in length of days understanding. With [God] is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding. Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again. He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his. He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes judges fools. He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt. He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty. He removes the speech of the trustworthy, and takes away the understanding of the elders. He pours contempt upon rulers, and weakens the strength of the strong. He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

LORD at thy right hand will strike through kings in the day of his wrath. He will judge among the nations. He will fill with dead bodies. He will strike through the head in many countries.


But as for me, I would seek to God. And to God I would commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number, who gives rain upon the earth, and sends waters upon the fields, read more.
so that he sets up on high those who are low, and those who mourn are exalted to safety. He frustrates the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. He takes the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong. They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope at noonday as in the night. But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty. So a poor man has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth. Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise thou the chastening of the Almighty. For he injures, and binds up. He wounds, and his hands make whole. He will deliver thee in six troubles. Yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. In famine he will redeem thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword.

I will say to God, Do not condemn me. Show me why thou contend with me. Is it good to thee that thou should oppress, that thou should despise the work of thy hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked? Have thou eyes of flesh? Or do thou see as man sees? read more.
Are thy days as the days of man, or thy years as man's days, that thou inquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin, although thou know that I am not wicked. And there is none that can deliver out of thy hand? Thy hands have made me and fashioned me together round about, yet thou destroy me. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou have fashioned me as clay. And will thou bring me into dust again? Have thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Thou have clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. Thou have granted me life and loving kindness, and thy visitation has preserved my spirit. Yet these things thou hid in thy heart. I know that this is with thee. If I sin, then thou mark me. And thou will not acquit me from my iniquity. If I be wicked, woe to me. And if I be righteous, yet I shall not lift up my head, being filled with shame, and looking upon my affliction. And if [my head] exalts itself, thou hunt me as a lion. And again thou show thyself marvelous upon me. Thou renew thy witnesses against me, and increase thine indignation upon me. Changes and warfare are with me. Why then have thou brought me forth out of the womb? I would have given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me. I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little before I go where I shall not return, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death,

The tents of robbers prosper, and those who provoke God are secure. Into whose hand God brings [abundantly]. But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee, and the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee. Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee, and the fishes of the sea shall declare to thee. read more.
Who does not know in all these, that the hand of LORD has wrought this, in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind? Does not the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food? With aged men is wisdom, and in length of days understanding. With [God] is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding. Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again. He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his. He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes judges fools. He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt. He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty. He removes the speech of the trustworthy, and takes away the understanding of the elders. He pours contempt upon rulers, and weakens the strength of the strong. He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive. He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Behold, I will answer thee. In this thou are not just, for God is greater than man. Why do thou strive against him because he does not give of any of his matters? For God speaks once, yea twice, [though man] does not regard it. read more.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed. Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction that he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, and hide pride from man. He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. He also is chastened with pain upon his bed, and with continual strife in his bones, so that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food. His flesh is consumed away that it cannot be seen. And his bones that were not seen stick out. Yea, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers. If there be with him a [heavenly] agent, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man what is right for him, then [God] is gracious to him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's. He returns to the days of his youth. He prays to God, and he is favorable to him, so that he sees his face with joy, and he restores to man his righteousness. He sings before men, and says, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me. He has redeemed my soul from going into the pit, and my life shall behold the light. Lo, all these things God works twice, [yea] thrice, with a man, to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.