Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



The voice of LORD makes the hinds to calve, and strips the forests bare. And in his temple everything says, Glory.

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.



Thou make darkness, and it is night, during which all the beasts of the forest creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God. The sun arises; they get away, and lay down in their dens. read more.
Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom have thou made them all. The earth is full of thy riches. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, in which are innumerable creeping things, both small and great beasts.

But wild beasts of the desert shall lay there, and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures. And ostriches shall dwell there, and wild goats shall dance there. And wolves shall cry in their castles, and jackals in the pleasant palaces. And her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

And the wild beasts of the desert shall meet with the wolves. And the wild goat shall cry to his fellow. Yea, the screech owl shall settle there, and shall find her a place of rest.

For every species, both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human species.


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.



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?


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,


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.



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.

But none says, Where is God my maker who gives songs in the night, who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens? There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day to day utters speech, and night to night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language {in which (LXX)} their voice is not heard. read more.
Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run his course. His going forth is from the end of the heavens, and his circuit to the ends of it, and there is nothing hid from the heat of it.

For, passing through and examining your religious objects, I also found an altar on which had been engraved, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye worship unknowingly, him I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands, nor is he served by the hands of men, as needing anything, since he himself gives to all life, and breath, with all things. read more.
And he made from one blood every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having determined prescribed times, and the limits of their occupancy, to search for the Lord, if indeed perhaps they might grope for him and find him, although being not far from each one of us. For in him we live, and move, and exist, as also some of the performers from you have said, For of him we are also offspring.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all irreverence and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 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.

But not all were obedient to the good-news, for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report? So faith is from hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, did they, no, not hear? Rather, Their voice went forth into all the earth, and their sayings to the limits of the inhabited world.