Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible





moreover I declare unto you, whoever shall acknowledge me before men, him shall the son of man also own before the angels of God.

I indeed baptize you with water to lead you to repentance; but he that cometh after me, is my superiour, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the effusion of the holy Ghost, in the appearance of fire:



by this you may distinguish the spirit of God: "every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is from God. and every spirit that does not own that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not from God." this is that anti-christian spirit which you have heard was to come, and even now it appears in the world.

nevertheless there were many even among the chief rulers, who believed on him; but they did not own it publickly for fear the Pharisees should excommunicate them. for they preferr'd their own reputation to the glory of God.

Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but only they who do the will of my Father who is in heaven. many will cry out to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? have we not cast out devils in thy name? and in thy name have we not wrought many miracles? and then will I make this declaration to them: I never knew you: depart from me ye that have practised iniquity.

Whosoever therefore shall own me before men, him will I own likewise before my father who is in heaven. but whosoever shall renounce me before men, him will I also renounce before my father who is in heaven.

it was of him that John bare witness, when he made this declaration, "this was he of whom I said, he that cometh after me, was before me; for he did indeed exist before me." and of his Plenitude have we all received, even abundant grace. the law indeed was delivered by Moses, but grace and truth was the dispensation of Jesus Christ. read more.
no man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, who is intimate with the father, hath made him known.

his parents said this, because they were afraid of the Jews: for the Jews had agreed in this, that if any man did own him for the Messias, he should be excommunicated. it was this made his parents say, "he is of age, ask him." They therefore again call'd the man that had been blind, and said to him, in the name of God tell the truth: for we know that this man is an impostor. read more.
whether he be so or not, said he, I don't know: one thing I very well know, that once I was blind, and now I see. they still urg'd the same question, what did he do to thee? how did he make you see? I have already told you that, said he, and did you not hear it? why would ye hear it over again? have you likewise a mind to be his disciples? then they reviled him, and said, thou art his disciple; but we are Moses disciples. we know that God commission'd Moses: as for this fellow, we don't know who sent him. the man replied, that's very strange that he should make me see, and you should not know who sent him. now 'tis certain, that God does not countenance impostors: but regards him only that is religious, and executes his commands. It was never heard since the world began, that any man gave sight to one that was born blind. if this man had not his mission from God, he could do nothing. they answered, you were a vicious fellow from your very birth, and do you pretend to preach to us? and then they excommunicated him. Jesus having heard that they had excommunicated him; and meeting with the man, he said to him, do you believe on the son of God? he answered and said, who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him? Jesus said to him, not only thou hast seen him, but it is he himself that is talking with thee. then said he to Jesus, Lord, I believe: and prostrated himself before him.

then Philip enter'd upon the subject, and show'd how the whole passage was applicable to Jesus. as they pursued their journey, they came to a place of water: and the eunuch said, see, here is water; what should hinder my being baptized? [and Philip said, if you believe with all your heart, you may. and he answered, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God.]

and when Silas and Timothy were arriv'd from Macedonia, Paul with great concern remonstrated to the Jews, that Jesus was the Messiah:

upon which Paul said, John indeed administer'd the baptism of repentance, but with this admonition, that they should believe in him, who was to come after, that is, in Jesus the Messias. when they heard this, they were initiated by baptism into the christian profession.

for if you openly confess, that Jesus is the Lord, and sincerely believe, that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. for the scripture saith, "whosoever believeth on him, shall not be ashamed."





but Jesus, who was for a while inferior to the angels by his sufferings and death, we see was crown'd with glory and honour; when by the divine goodness, he had pass'd thro' death for every man. For it was agreeable to his wisdom, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to consecrate the author of their salvation by his sufferings. for both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all deriv'd from one: for which cause he is not asham'd to call them brethren, saying, read more.
"I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee."


Jesus having said this, lift up his eyes to heaven, and said, "father, the hour is come; glorify thy son, that thy son also may glorify thee. for thou hast given him power over all men, that he might give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. and this is life eternal, to acknowledge thee to be the only true God, and Jesus to be the Messiah whom thou hast sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. and now, O father, glorify me in heaven, with the glory which I had before the creation of the world. I have displayed thy name among those whom you have chosen out of the world for me: thine they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept thy word. now they believe that the instructions you gave me came from thee. for I have given to them the instructions which you gave me; and they have received them; and have sincerely believ'd that I came from thee, and are persuaded that thou didst send me. "It is for them I pray: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me, because they are thine. for every thing that is mine is thine, and what is thine is mine, and I am glorified by them. and now I shall be no more in the world, but they will be in the world, when I am come to thee. holy father keep them by that authority, with which thou hast invested me, that they may be one, as we are. by your authority I have kept them, during my being with them in the world: those that you gave me I have kept, and not one of them is lost, except the son of perdition: according as the scripture foretold. now that I am coming to thee, while I am here, I make these requests for them, that their joy in me may be compleat. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray you to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the malignity of it. they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth. as thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. and for their sakes I consecrate myself, that they also might be consecrated by the truth. neither pray I for these alone, but for those also who shall believe on me through their preaching. that they all may be one, as thou, father, art in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. and the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them: that they may be one, even as we are one. I in them, and thou in me, that they may have a perfect union, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am going; that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me: for thou didst love me before the foundation of the world; yet, O righteous father, the world hath not known thee; but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. to them I have declared thy name, and will declare it: that thou mayst love them as thou hast loved me, and I have loved them."




and the father who sent me, hath himself born witness of me. his voice you have never heard, nor ever seen his appearance,





who alone is essentially immortal, dwelling in that inaccessible light, which no mortal ever saw, or can see: to whom belongs everlasting honour and empire. amen.









In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. the same was in the beginning with God. all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made. read more.
the Life was produc'd in him, and the Life was the Light of men. and the Light shineth in darkness, but the darkness did not receive it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. he came as a witness, to represent what he knew of the light, that by his means all might be convinc'd. he was not that Light, but was sent to testify of that light. HE was the true Light who came into the world, to enlighten every man. he was in the world, even the world that had been made by him, but the world knew him not. he came unto his own, and his own received him not. but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God. a birth which they had not from circumcision, nor from the constitution of the body, nor the institution of man, but from God. The Logos became incarnate, and had his tabernacle among us, being full of grace and truth; and we contemplated his glory, such glory as the Monogenes derived from the father. it was of him that John bare witness, when he made this declaration, "this was he of whom I said, he that cometh after me, was before me; for he did indeed exist before me." and of his Plenitude have we all received, even abundant grace. the law indeed was delivered by Moses, but grace and truth was the dispensation of Jesus Christ. no man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, who is intimate with the father, hath made him known.






and the father who sent me, hath himself born witness of me. his voice you have never heard, nor ever seen his appearance,




Jesus therefore replied, murmur not among your selves. no man can come to me, except the father who hath sent me, conduct him: and I will raise him up at the last day. it is written in the prophets, "they shall be all taught of God." every man therefore that hath heard the father, and been instructed by him, cometh unto me. read more.
not that any man hath seen the father, except him who is come from God, he hath seen the father.



Jesus therefore replied, murmur not among your selves. no man can come to me, except the father who hath sent me, conduct him: and I will raise him up at the last day. it is written in the prophets, "they shall be all taught of God." every man therefore that hath heard the father, and been instructed by him, cometh unto me. read more.
not that any man hath seen the father, except him who is come from God, he hath seen the father.


Concerning the Logos, the author of Life, we declare what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have consider'd, and what has been the object of our touch. for the life was manifested, we have seen it, we testify of it, and denounce unto you, that eternal life which was with the father, and was manifested unto us. what we have seen and heard, we declare unto you, that ye also may be of the same society with us: and truly associated with the father, and with his son Jesus Christ.

In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. the same was in the beginning with God. all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made. read more.
the Life was produc'd in him, and the Life was the Light of men. and the Light shineth in darkness, but the darkness did not receive it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. he came as a witness, to represent what he knew of the light, that by his means all might be convinc'd. he was not that Light, but was sent to testify of that light. HE was the true Light who came into the world, to enlighten every man. he was in the world, even the world that had been made by him, but the world knew him not. he came unto his own, and his own received him not. but to as many as received him, and believed on him, he granted the privilege of being the sons of God. a birth which they had not from circumcision, nor from the constitution of the body, nor the institution of man, but from God. The Logos became incarnate, and had his tabernacle among us, being full of grace and truth; and we contemplated his glory, such glory as the Monogenes derived from the father. it was of him that John bare witness, when he made this declaration, "this was he of whom I said, he that cometh after me, was before me; for he did indeed exist before me." and of his Plenitude have we all received, even abundant grace. the law indeed was delivered by Moses, but grace and truth was the dispensation of Jesus Christ. no man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, who is intimate with the father, hath made him known.

Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse appear'd; and he that sat upon him was called the faithful and the true: in righteousness he judges and makes war: his eyes were as a flame of fire, on his head were many crowns: and a name inscrib'd which no one comprehended, but himself: he had a vesture dipt in blood: and his name is called, the logos of God. read more.
and the armies of heaven followed him upon white horses, cloathed in fine linnen, white and clean. out of his mouth went a sharp sword, in order to smite the nations: for he shall rule them with an iron sceptre: and tread the wine-press of the fierce vengeance of almighty God.