Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




























He who has ears, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To him that overcomes I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no man knows, but he that receives it.



"I myself am the living bread that has come down from heaven. Any one who eats this bread will live forever; and moreover, the bread which I will give is my flesh, given for the life of the world."




They all ate of the same spiritual bread, and all drank from the same spiritual stream, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.




"For judgment am I come into the world, to make the sightless see, and to make the seeing blind." Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and asked, "We are not blind, are we?" "If you were blind," Jesus answered them, "you would have no sin. But now you are declaring, 'We see'; so your sin remains.

"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber; "but he who comes in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. "The porter opens the door for him; the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
"When he has brought all his own sheep, he walks before them and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. "The Father loves me for this, because I am laying down my life that I may take it again. "No man is taking it away from me. I am laying it down on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father." The Jews were again divided over these words. Many of them kept saying. "He has a demon and is mad! Why do you listen to him?" Others were saying. "These are not the words of one demon-possessed. Can a demoniac open the eyes of the blind?"





"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber; "but he who comes in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. "The porter opens the door for him; the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
"When he has brought all his own sheep, he walks before them and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.


And unto the angel of the Church in Smyrna, write. These are the words of the First and the Last, he who died and has returned to life. I know your persecution and your poverty??ut you are rich! I know the reviling of those who say that they themselves are Jews, when they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Fear not what you are about to suffer! Behold, the devil is indeed going to put some of you in prison, that you may be tested, and you will have persecution for ten days. Be faithful even unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

And the testimony is this, "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."

"Our fathers ate manna in the wilderness, as it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'" "In solemn truth I tell you," said Jesus in reply, "Moses did not give you the bread out of heaven, but my Father does give you the true bread out of heaven; "for the bread of God is what come down from heaven, and gives life to the world."

"In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. read more.
"The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance.

"For as I was passing along and observing your objects of worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' What you are worshiping in ignorance, this I am proclaiming to you. "The God who made the universe and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands, "neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all life and breath and all things.



When he had thus spoken, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: "Father, the hour is come. Glorify the Son, that thy Son may glorify thee; since thou hast given him authority over all mankind, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him. And this is eternal life, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ 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 thou me with own self, with the glory I had with thee before the world began. "I have made known thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word. They know now that whatever thou hast given me was from thee; for I have given them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and they have believed that thou didst send me. "I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine, and all thine are mine, and mine are thine; and I am glorified in them. I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own Name these whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them I kept them by the power of thy name which thou hast given me. I guarded them, and none of them was lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. "But now I am coming to thee, and I am speaking these things while I am in the world, so that they may have my joy in all its fulness in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I am not asking that thou wilt take them out of the world, but that thou wilt protect them from the Evil One. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Dedicate them in thy truth; thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I dedicate myself, that they also may be thoroughly dedicated in the truth. "Nor do I pray for them alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee; that they also may be in us; in order 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 be made perfectly one, so that the world may recognize that thou didst send me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me. "Father, it is my will that wherever I am these also, thy gift to me, may be with me, that they may see the glory, my glory which thou hast given me, because thou didst love me before the foundations of the world. O righteous Father, though the world knew thee not, I have known thee, and these have known that though didst send me. And I have declared??nd will declare??hy name unto them, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and that I may be in them."

Jesus replied. "If any loves me he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. "He that loves me not does not obey words, and yet the words to which you are listening are not mine, but the Father's who sent me. "All this I told you while still with you. read more.
"But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and bring to your remembrance everything that I have told you. "Peace I leave with you. My own peace I give to you. It is not the world's 'Peace' I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. "You heard me tell you, 'I am going away, and yet I am coming to you.' If you loved me you would have been glad because I said 'I am going to the Father,' for my Father is greater than I. "And now I tell you this before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe. "I shall not talk with you much more, for the Prince of this world is coming. "He has nothing in me, but in his coming the world may know that I love the Father, and that I do just as the Father commanded. Rise, let us be going!"

"For the Father loves the Son, and shows him every thing that he himself is doing. And greater deeds than these will he show him, that you may wonder.

"In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. read more.
"The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. "The Father loves me for this, because I am laying down my life that I may take it again.

"I am the vine, and my Father the vine-grower. "He cuts back any of my branches that bear no fruit, and prunes every fruit-bearing branch, that it may bear more. "Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you. read more.
"Abide in me, and I in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine, no more can you, unless you abide in me. "I am the Vine you are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, bears abundant fruit; because apart from me you can do nothing. "If any one does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers. Such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire and burned. "If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever your will is, and it shall be yours. "By this is my Father glorified, by your bearing abundant fruit, and so being my disciples. "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.
















And Jesus said to them. "All of you are about to stumble, for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad.'"

Then Jesus said to them. "This very night even you will all stumble and fall away from me; for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber; "but he who comes in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. "The porter opens the door for him; the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
"When he has brought all his own sheep, he walks before them and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.


He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." "Be a shepherd to my sheep," said Jesus. The third time Jesus asked him, "Am I really dear to you?" Peter was grieved because the third time he asked, "Am I really dear to you?" and he answered, "Master, you know all things, you know that you are dear to me."

"In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. read more.
"The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. "The Father loves me for this, because I am laying down my life that I may take it again. "No man is taking it away from me. I am laying it down on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father." The Jews were again divided over these words. Many of them kept saying. "He has a demon and is mad! Why do you listen to him?" Others were saying. "These are not the words of one demon-possessed. Can a demoniac open the eyes of the blind?" Then came the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus used to walk in the Temple, in Solomon's Portico. Then all the Jews encircled him and kept asking him. "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them. "I have told you, and you do not believe. The works which I am doing in my Father's name, these bear witness concerning me. "But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.





Then Jesus said to them. "This very night even you will all stumble and fall away from me; for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber; "but he who comes in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. "The porter opens the door for him; the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
"When he has brought all his own sheep, he walks before them and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.









"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber; "but he who comes in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. "The porter opens the door for him; the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
"When he has brought all his own sheep, he walks before them and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. "The Father loves me for this, because I am laying down my life that I may take it again. "No man is taking it away from me. I am laying it down on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."

For this is your calling; because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his footsteps; He committed no sin, Neither was guile found in his mouth. He was reviled, and reviled not back. When he suffered he never threatened but always committed his cause to the One who judges rightly. read more.
He bore our sins in his own body upon the tree, in order that we might become dead to sins, and be alive unto righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like lost sheep, but you are now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.





He who has ears, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To him that overcomes I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no man knows, but he that receives it.



"I myself am the living bread that has come down from heaven. Any one who eats this bread will live forever; and moreover, the bread which I will give is my flesh, given for the life of the world."




They all ate of the same spiritual bread, and all drank from the same spiritual stream, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.


He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." "Be a shepherd to my sheep," said Jesus.

"In solemn truth I tell you that whoever does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, that man is a thief and a robber; "but he who comes in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. "The porter opens the door for him; the sheep listen to his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
"When he has brought all his own sheep, he walks before them and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. "I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.


But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our Peace, who has made the two of us Jew and Gentile one, and has broken down the party-wall of partition between us. In his own body he abolished the cause of our enmity, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, in order to make the two into one new man in himself, so making peace. read more.
Thus he reconciled us both in one body to God by his cross, on which he slew our enmity. So he came preaching "Peace" to you Gentiles who were afar off, and "Peace" to us Jews who were near; because it is through him that we both have access in one spirit to the Father.

Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he was talking about; so he said to them again. "In solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. read more.
"I am the Door. Whoever enters by me shall be saved, and he shall go in and come out and find pasture. "The thief never comes except to steal and kill and destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it in abundance. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep. "The hired servant, since he is not a shepherd and does not own his sheep, leaves the sheep and flees when he sees a wolf coming??nd the wolf worries them and scatters them. "He is only a hired servant, and the sheep are no care to him. "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me; just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. "I have other sheep also, which do not belong to this fold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.