Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of the creation of God;



and to make all men see what the communication of that mystery means, which was hid from the beginning in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

GOD, who spake to the fathers of old at various times, and in different manners by the prophets, in these last days hath spoken to us by a Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

giving thanks to God, even the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath plucked us out from the dominion of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love: in whom we have redemption through his blood, and forgiveness of sins. read more.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the prime author of all creation: for by him were all things created, celestial and terrestrial, visible or invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers, all were created by him, and for him: and he is before all, and by him all things subsist.


For this they chuse to keep out of sight, that by the word of God the heavens were created of old, and the earth rising out of the water and subsisting amidst the water; whence the world then existing, being deluged by water, was destroyed; but the present heavens and earth by the same word are treasured up, reserved for fire at the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.


IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became incarnate, and tabernacled with us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was. And from his plenitude we all have received, even grace corresponding with [his] grace. For the law was given by Moses, but the grace and the reality came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath thoroughly described him.




And desiring a writing tablet, he wrote, saying, John is his name. And they were all surprised. Instantly then his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he burst out in praises to God. And great awe fell on all those who dwelt around them: and in all the mountainous country of Judea, all these circumstances were the subject of conversation. read more.
And all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, Well! what a child will this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. And Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel; for he hath visited and wrought redemption for his people; and hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David: as he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been from the beginning: even preservation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; to perform mercy towards our fathers, and to remember his own holy covenant: the oath which he sware to Abraham our father, to give us, that we, secure from fear, rescued from the hands of our enemies, should serve him, in righteousness and holiness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. read more.
He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became incarnate, and tabernacled with us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was.

John answered and said, A man cannot assume any thing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Messiah, but that I am sent before him.

Ye sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but I speak these things, that ye may believe. He was a lamp glowing and luminous: and ye were pleased for a time to exult in his light.



which exhibit the practice of the law written on their hearts, their conscience also bearing its testimony, and their mutual reasonings at intervals bringing accusations or forming excuses;)







THEN calling his twelve disciples, he gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

They then accordingly assembling together, asked him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time reestablish the kingdom of Israel? But he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times and the seasons, which the Father hath reserved under his own authority. But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses for me, both in Jerusalem, and throughout all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the extremity of the earth.

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject to us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan falling as lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shalt in any wise hurt you. read more.
Nevertheless, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are made subject to you; but rejoice rather, that your names are inscribed in the heavens.

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


Let that abide in you therefore which ye have heard from the beginning. If that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning, ye also shall abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise which he hath promised to us, even life eternal. These things have I written unto you concerning those who are leading you astray. read more.
But the unction which ye have received from him abideth in you; and ye need not that any person should instruct you. But as the same unction teacheth you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie; and as it hath taught you, abide in him. And now, my dear children, abide in him; that when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be put to shame by him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, know that every one who practises righteousness is born of him.



IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


Then a dispute sprang up among them, which of them should be the greatest. But Jesus knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a little boy, and set him by his side, and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth Him that sent me: for he who is the least among you all, he shall be great.

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

But whosoever shall disown me before men, him will I also disown before my Father who is in heaven. Think not that I am come to bring peace to the earth: I came not to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. read more.
And the enemies of a man shall be those of his own house. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that preserveth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall preserve it. He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive the reward of a righteous man.

Jesus saith to him, He that is washed hath need only to wash his feet, for he is entirely clean: and ye are clean, but not all. (For he knew who would betray him; therefore he said, Ye are not all clean.) When therefore he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done unto you? read more.
Ye call me Master, and Lord: and ye speak truly; for such I am. If therefore I have washed your feet, though the Lord and the Master; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that just as I have done to you, ye should do also. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his master; nor the messenger greater than him that sent him. If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye practise them. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me, hath lift up his heel against me. Now I tell you previously, before this comes to pass, that, when it cometh to pass, ye may believe that I am. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I shall send, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.

Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me merely, but him that sent me. Then John addressed him, saying, Master, we saw a person in thy name casting out devils, who followeth us not: and we forbad him, because he did not follow us. Then said Jesus, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall perform a miracle in my name, who will be able presently after to speak evil of me.


IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him.

in order that all may honour the Son, just as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, doth not honour the Father who sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, That he that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment; but is passed from death into life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, yea, it is now, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. read more.
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son also to have life in himself; and hath given him authority also to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all who are in the graves shall hear his voice, and they shall come forth; they who have done good actions to the resurrection of life; and they who have been guilty of foul practices, to the resurrection of damnation. I am not able to perform any thing by myself: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; for I seek not my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another who beareth witness of me, and I know that his witness is true which he witnesseth concerning me. Ye sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but I speak these things, that ye may believe. He was a lamp glowing and luminous: and ye were pleased for a time to exult in his light. But I have a testimony greater than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me that I should fulfil them, these very works which I am doing, they bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father who sent me, himself hath borne witness concerning me. Ye have neither at any time heard his voice, nor seen his form. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for ye suppose in them ye have eternal life: and these are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not glory from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I have come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, who receiving honour one from another, seek not the honour which cometh from God alone? Do not suppose that I shall accuse you to my Father: there is one who is accusing you, even Moses, on whom ye place your hope. For if ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for of me did he write. But if ye believe not his writings, how will ye believe my words?


THAT which was from the beginning, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have gazed upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have beheld it, and bear testimony, and declare unto you that life eternal, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) that which we have seen and heard, declare we to you, that ye also may have communion with us: and indeed our communion is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became incarnate, and tabernacled with us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was. And from his plenitude we all have received, even grace corresponding with [his] grace. For the law was given by Moses, but the grace and the reality came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath thoroughly described him.

And I saw heaven opened, and lo a white horse; and he that sat upon it, is called Faithful and True, and with righteousness doth he judge and make war. And his eyes were as a flame of fire, and upon his head were many diadems; and he hath a name inscribed which no man knoweth but himself. And he was clothed in a garment dipt in blood, and his name is styled the word of God. read more.
And the hosts which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceeded a sharp sword, that therewith he may smite the heathen and he will rule them with an iron sceptre: and he will tread the wine-press of the fury and of the wrath of God Almighty.



which exhibit the practice of the law written on their hearts, their conscience also bearing its testimony, and their mutual reasonings at intervals bringing accusations or forming excuses;)









THAT which was from the beginning, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have gazed upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have beheld it, and bear testimony, and declare unto you that life eternal, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) that which we have seen and heard, declare we to you, that ye also may have communion with us: and indeed our communion is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Then Peter and the apostles answering said, We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers hath raised up Jesus, whom ye had killed, suspending him on a tree. Him hath God exalted at his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance unto Israel, and remission of sins. read more.
And we are witnesses of these things; and the Holy Ghost also, which God hath given to those who obey him.

even that which was the common talk through all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; respecting Jesus, who was of Nazareth, how God had anointed him with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were tyrannically oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the region of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they killed suspending him on a tree: read more.
him God raised up the third day, and ordained that he should be visibly manifested; not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he was arisen from the dead. And hath commanded us to proclaim to the people, and to bear our testimony that this is the person who is ordained of God the Judge of the living and the dead. To him bear all the prophets witness, that through his name every one who believeth in him, shall receive remission of sins.

A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. read more.
He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his peculiar people, and his peculiar people did not receive him. But as many as did receive him, on them he bestowed authority to become children of God, even on those who believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became incarnate, and tabernacled with us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bore witness concerning him, and cried, saying, This is he of whom I said, He that is coming after me, is before me: because before me he was.

in order that all may honour the Son, just as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, doth not honour the Father who sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, That he that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment; but is passed from death into life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, yea, it is now, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. read more.
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son also to have life in himself; and hath given him authority also to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all who are in the graves shall hear his voice, and they shall come forth; they who have done good actions to the resurrection of life; and they who have been guilty of foul practices, to the resurrection of damnation. I am not able to perform any thing by myself: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; for I seek not my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another who beareth witness of me, and I know that his witness is true which he witnesseth concerning me. Ye sent to John, and he bore testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but I speak these things, that ye may believe. He was a lamp glowing and luminous: and ye were pleased for a time to exult in his light. But I have a testimony greater than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me that I should fulfil them, these very works which I am doing, they bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father who sent me, himself hath borne witness concerning me. Ye have neither at any time heard his voice, nor seen his form. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for ye suppose in them ye have eternal life: and these are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not glory from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I have come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, who receiving honour one from another, seek not the honour which cometh from God alone? Do not suppose that I shall accuse you to my Father: there is one who is accusing you, even Moses, on whom ye place your hope. For if ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for of me did he write. But if ye believe not his writings, how will ye believe my words?



They then accordingly assembling together, asked him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time reestablish the kingdom of Israel? But he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times and the seasons, which the Father hath reserved under his own authority. But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses for me, both in Jerusalem, and throughout all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the extremity of the earth. read more.
And as he was speaking these things, while they were looking upon him, he was taken up; and a cloud enveloping him hid him from their eyes. And as they looked up earnestly into the heaven, while he was passing, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; who also said to them, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up to heaven? this Jesus, who hath been taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, in the same manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

But as the lame man that was cured held fast Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them into the portico called Solomon's, in vast amazement. Then Peter observing it, addressed himself to the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why gaze ye upon us, as if by our own power or piety we had enabled this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he had determined to release him. read more.
But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and besought that a man, a murderer, might as a favour be given unto you; but ye slew the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead: of which we are witnesses.

SIMON Peter, the servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained with us the same precious faith by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: grace unto you and peace be multiplied through the knowledge of God, even Jesus our Lord, as his divine power hath freely given us all things tending to life and godliness, through the acknowledgment of him who hath called us to glory and fortitude: read more.
whereby superlatively great and precious promises are freely given to us: that by these ye might become partakers of a divine nature, having fled far away from the corruption that is in the world through inordinate concupiscence.??5 And for this very purpose employing the greatest diligence, lead up in the train of your faith courage; and with courage intelligence; and with intelligence moderation; and with moderation patience; and with patience piety; and with piety fraternal affection; and with fraternal affection love. For if these things are in your possession, and abounding, they will render you neither inactive nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that hath no possession of these things, is blind, dim-sighted, sinking into oblivion of his purification from the sins of his former days. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make sure your calling and election: for by doing these things, ye shall never at any time stumble: but an entrance will thus be richly afforded you into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherefore I will not be negligent continually to remind you of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the present truth. Indeed, I think it right, as long as I am in this frail tabernacle, to rouse up your attention by reminding you: knowing that the deposition of this frail tabernacle of mine is hastily approaching, as our Lord Jesus Christ hath made evident to me. I will endeavour then that even after my decease, ye may always have wherewith to preserve the remembrance of these things. For we have not followed artfully devised fables, when we made known to you the power and advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.

THE revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to shew to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass; and sending by his angel, he shewed them to his servant John: who was a witness for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ, and for the things which he saw.



GOD, who spake to the fathers of old at various times, and in different manners by the prophets, in these last days hath spoken to us by a Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a witness, that he might bear testimony concerning the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not the Light, but sent that he should bear testimony concerning the Light. He was that true Light, which illumines every man by his coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.




For as I walked about, and attentively viewed the objects of your worship, I found even an altar on which was this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore you in ignorance adore, him I preach unto you. The God who created the world, and all things in it, he that is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples of man's construction; nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed any creature, himself imparting to all beings life, and breath, and all things.