Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



My soul is weary of my life. I will give free reign to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

O that thou would hide me in Sheol, that thou would keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou would appoint for me a set time, and remember me!

O that I might have my request, and that God would grant [me] the thing that I long for! Even that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! And be it still my consolation, yea, let me exult (in pain that does not spare), that I have not denied the words of the Holy One. read more.
What is my strength that I should wait? And what is my end that I should be patient?

Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling? As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling who looks for his wages, so I am made to possess months of misery, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

so that my soul chooses strangling and death rather than [these] my bones. I loathe [my life]. I would not live always. Let me alone, for my days are vanity.



Hear ye another parable. There was a certain man who was a house-ruler, who planted a vineyard, and placed a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and leased it to farmers, and went on a journey. And when the time of the fruits approached, he sent his bondmen to the farmers to receive his fruits. And the farmers having taken his bondmen, they beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. read more.
Again, he sent other bondmen more than the first, and they did to them in like manner. But finally he sent to them his son, saying, They will be made ashamed by my son. But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and possess his inheritance. And having seized him, they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers? They say to him, Evil men, he will miserably destroy them, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.

Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling? As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling who looks for his wages, so I am made to possess months of misery, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

look away from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.

For the kingdom of the heavens is compared to a man, a house-ruler, who went out in the early morning at the same time to hire workmen for his vineyard. And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And having gone out about the third hour, he saw others having stood idle in the marketplace. read more.
And he said to those men, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever would be right I will give you, and they went. Again having gone out about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise. And having gone out about the eleventh hour, he found others who have stood idle. And he says to them, Why have ye stood here idle the whole day? They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever would be right ye will receive. And having become evening, the lord of the vineyard says to his manager, Call the workmen, and render to them their wage, having begun from the last until the first. And those who came about the eleventh hour, each received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more. And they also received a denarius each. And when they received it, they murmured against the house-ruler, saying, These last did one hour, and thou have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the heat. But having answered, he said to one of them, Friend, I do not wrong thee. Did thou not agree with me for a denarius? Take thine and go. But I want to give to this last man, as to thee also. Is it not permitted for me to do what I want with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

But the hired man, and not being the shepherd, whose sheep are not his own, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees. And the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep. But the hireling flees because he is a hireling, and it is no care to him about the sheep.


Is there not a warfare to man upon earth? And are not his days like the days of a hireling? As a servant who earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling who looks for his wages, so I am made to possess months of misery, and wearisome nights are appointed to 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


so I am made to possess months of misery, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? And I am full of tossing to and fro to the dawning of the day.