Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible









he came for the purpose of witnessing, to bear testimony to the Light, so that all men might believe by means of him.

and for your sakes I am glad I was not there, that you may believe. Come now, let us go to him."

(I knew thou wouldst always listen to me, but I spoke on account of the crowd around, that they might believe thou hast sent me.)"

I am telling you this now, before it occurs, so that when it has occurred you may believe who I am.

I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that, when it does occur, you may believe.

He who saw it has borne witness (his witness is true; God knows he is telling the truth), that you may believe.



Jesus replied, "Destroy this sanctuary and I will raise it up in three days."



Then said Jesus, "Let her alone, let her keep what she has for the day of my burial.

Behold, the time is coming, it has come already, when you will be scattered to your homes, everyone of you, leaving me alone. But I am not alone, for the Father is with me.

"We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the high priests and scribes; they will sentence him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified; then on the third day he will be raised."

He replied to them, "It is an evil and disloyal generation that craves a Sign, but no Sign will be given to it except the Sign of the prophet Jonah; for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so the Son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

When his adherents mustered in Galilee Jesus told them, "The Son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of men; they will kill him, but on the third day he will be raised." They were greatly distressed at this.

"You know the passover is to be held two days after this; and the Son of man will be delivered up to be crucified."


He answered, "One who has dipped his hand into the same dish as myself is going to betray me. The Son of man goes the road that the scripture has described for him, but woe to the man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Better that man had never been born!"

Then he went to the disciples and said to them, "Still asleep? still resting? The hour is near, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Come, get up and let us go. Here is my betrayer close at hand!"

for he was teaching his disciples, telling them that the Son of man would be betrayed into the hands of men, that they would kill him, and that when he was killed he would rise again after three days.

They were on the way up to Jerusalem, Jesus walking in front of them: the disciples were in dismay and the company who followed were afraid. So once again he took the twelve aside and proceeded to tell them what was going to happen to himself. "We are going up to Jerusalem," he said, "and the Son of man will be betrayed to the high priests and scribes; they will sentence him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him, spit on him, scourge him, and kill him; then after three days he will rise again."

The Son of man, he said, has to endure great suffering, to be rejected by the elders and high priests and scribes, to be killed, and on the third day to be raised. He said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross day after day, and so follow me; for whoever wants to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.

Then he took the twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and all the predictions of the prophets regarding the Son of man will be fulfilled; he will be betrayed to the Gentiles, mocked, illtreated, and spat on; they will scourge him and kill him, but he will rise again on the third day."

When I say 'you,' I do not mean you all; I know the men of my choice, and I made my choice that this scripture might be fulfilled, he who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me. I am telling you this now, before it occurs, so that when it has occurred you may believe who I am. (Truly, truly I tell you, he who receives anyone I send receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.)" read more.
On saying this, Jesus was disquieted in spirit: he testified and said, "Truly, truly I tell you, one of you will betray me." The disciples looked at each other, at a loss to know which of them he meant. As one of his disciples was reclining on his breast ??he was the favourite of Jesus ??24 Peter nodded to him, saying, "Tell us who he means." The disciple just leant back on the breast of Jesus and said, "Lord, who is it?" Jesus answered, "The man I am going to give this piece of bread to, when I dip it in the dish." Then he took the piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot; and when he took the bread, at that moment Satan entered him. Then Jesus told him, "Be quick with what you have to do."

"Lord," said Simon Peter, "where are you going?" Jesus replied, "I am going where you cannot follow me at present; later on you will follow me." "Lord," said Peter, "why cannot I follow you just now? I will lay down my life for you." Jesus replied, "Lay down your life for me? Truly, truly I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have disowned me thrice over.




and as they were eating he said, "One of you is going to betray me." They were greatly distressed at this, and each of them said to him, "Lord, surely it is not me." He answered, "One who has dipped his hand into the same dish as myself is going to betray me. read more.
The Son of man goes the road that the scripture has described for him, but woe to the man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Better that man had never been born!" Then Judas his betrayer said, "Surely it is not me, rabbi?" He said to him, "Is it not?"

"My brothers," said he, "it had to be fulfilled, that scripture which the holy Spirit uttered beforehand by the lips of David with regard to Judas who acted as guide to those who arrested Jesus.

Now it is written in the book of psalms, Desolate be his residence, may no one dwell in it: also, let another man take over his charge.

As they were at table eating, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me, one who is eating with me." They got distressed at this, and said to him one after another, "Surely it is not me?" "Surely it is not me?" "One of the twelve," he told them, "one who is dipping into the same dish as I am. read more.
The Son of man goes the road that the scripture has described for him, but woe to the man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Better that man had never been born!"

But the hand of my betrayer is on the table beside me! The Son of man moves to his end indeed as it has been decreed, but woe to the man by whom he is betrayed!" And they began to discuss among themselves which of them could possibly be going to do such a thing.


When I say 'you,' I do not mean you all; I know the men of my choice, and I made my choice that this scripture might be fulfilled, he who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me. I am telling you this now, before it occurs, so that when it has occurred you may believe who I am. (Truly, truly I tell you, he who receives anyone I send receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.)" read more.
On saying this, Jesus was disquieted in spirit: he testified and said, "Truly, truly I tell you, one of you will betray me." The disciples looked at each other, at a loss to know which of them he meant. As one of his disciples was reclining on his breast ??he was the favourite of Jesus ??24 Peter nodded to him, saying, "Tell us who he means." The disciple just leant back on the breast of Jesus and said, "Lord, who is it?" Jesus answered, "The man I am going to give this piece of bread to, when I dip it in the dish." Then he took the piece of bread, dipped it, and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot;



A dispute arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. Jesus knew the dispute that occupied their minds, so he took hold of a little child and set it by his side; then he said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For it is the lowliest of you all who is great."

and whoever will disown me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. Do not imagine I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace but a sword. I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; read more.
yes, a man's own household will be his enemies. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me: he who will not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives Him who sent me. He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward; he who receives a good man because he is good, will receive a good man's reward.

At that hour the disciples came and asked Jesus, "Who is greatest in the Realm of heaven?" So he called a child, set it among them, and said, "I tell you truly, unless you turn and become like children, you will never get into the Realm of heaven at all. read more.
Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the Realm of heaven; and whoever receives a little child like this for my sake, receives me.

So he sat down and called the twelve. "If anyone wants to be first," he said to them, "he must be last of all and the servant of all." Then he took a little child, set it among them, and putting his arms round it said to them, "Whoever receives one of these little ones in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives not me but him who sent me." read more.
John said to him, "Teacher, we saw a man casting out daemons in your name; but he does not follow us, and so we stopped him." Jesus said, "Do not stop him; no one who performs any miracle in my name will be ready to speak evil of me.

Jesus said, "He who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed; he is clean all over. And you are clean ??but not all of you" (he knew the traitor; that was why he said, "You are not all clean"). Then, after washing their feet and putting on his robe, he lay down again. "Do you know," he said to them, "what I have been doing to you? read more.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right: that is what I am. Well, if I have washed your feet, I who am your Lord and Teacher, you are bound to wash one another's feet; for I have been setting you an example, that you should do what I have done to you. Truly, truly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than he who sent him. If you know all this, blessed are you if you really do it. When I say 'you,' I do not mean you all; I know the men of my choice, and I made my choice that this scripture might be fulfilled, he who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me. I am telling you this now, before it occurs, so that when it has occurred you may believe who I am. (Truly, truly I tell you, he who receives anyone I send receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.)"


A dispute arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. Jesus knew the dispute that occupied their minds, so he took hold of a little child and set it by his side; then he said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For it is the lowliest of you all who is great."

THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine. He was with God in the very beginning: through him all existence came into being, no existence came into being apart from him. read more.
In him life lay, and this life was the Light for men: amid the darkness the Light shone, but the darkness did not master it. A man appeared, sent by God, whose name was John: he came for the purpose of witnessing, to bear testimony to the Light, so that all men might believe by means of him. He was not the Light; it was to bear testimony to the Light that he appeared. The real Light, which enlightens every man, was coming then into the world: he entered the world ??the world which existed through him ??yet the world did not recognize him; he came to what was his own, yet his own folk did not welcome him. On those who have accepted him, however, he has conferred the right of being children of God, that is, on those who believe in his Name, who owe this birth of theirs to God, not to human blood, nor to any impulse of the flesh or of man.

and whoever will disown me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. Do not imagine I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace but a sword. I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; read more.
yes, a man's own household will be his enemies. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me: he who will not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives Him who sent me. He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward; he who receives a good man because he is good, will receive a good man's reward.

Jesus said, "He who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed; he is clean all over. And you are clean ??but not all of you" (he knew the traitor; that was why he said, "You are not all clean"). Then, after washing their feet and putting on his robe, he lay down again. "Do you know," he said to them, "what I have been doing to you? read more.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right: that is what I am. Well, if I have washed your feet, I who am your Lord and Teacher, you are bound to wash one another's feet; for I have been setting you an example, that you should do what I have done to you. Truly, truly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than he who sent him. If you know all this, blessed are you if you really do it. When I say 'you,' I do not mean you all; I know the men of my choice, and I made my choice that this scripture might be fulfilled, he who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me. I am telling you this now, before it occurs, so that when it has occurred you may believe who I am. (Truly, truly I tell you, he who receives anyone I send receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.)"

"Whoever receives one of these little ones in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives not me but him who sent me." John said to him, "Teacher, we saw a man casting out daemons in your name; but he does not follow us, and so we stopped him." Jesus said, "Do not stop him; no one who performs any miracle in my name will be ready to speak evil of me.


and whoever will disown me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. Do not imagine I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace but a sword. I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; read more.
yes, a man's own household will be his enemies. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me: he who will not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives Him who sent me. He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward; he who receives a good man because he is good, will receive a good man's reward.

Jesus said, "He who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed; he is clean all over. And you are clean ??but not all of you" (he knew the traitor; that was why he said, "You are not all clean"). Then, after washing their feet and putting on his robe, he lay down again. "Do you know," he said to them, "what I have been doing to you? read more.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right: that is what I am. Well, if I have washed your feet, I who am your Lord and Teacher, you are bound to wash one another's feet; for I have been setting you an example, that you should do what I have done to you. Truly, truly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than he who sent him. If you know all this, blessed are you if you really do it. When I say 'you,' I do not mean you all; I know the men of my choice, and I made my choice that this scripture might be fulfilled, he who eats my bread has lifted up his heel against me. I am telling you this now, before it occurs, so that when it has occurred you may believe who I am. (Truly, truly I tell you, he who receives anyone I send receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.)"