Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




Cursed, be he that causeth the blind to wander in the way. And all the people shall say - Amen.



Cursed, be he that causeth the blind to wander in the way. And all the people shall say - Amen.





Even in thy thought, do not revile, the king, nor, within thy bed-chambers, revile thou the rich, - for, a bird of the heavens, might carry the voice, yea, an owner of wings, might tell the matter.


And the doors in the street be closed, when the sound of the mill become low, - and one rise at the chirp of a small bird, and low-voiced be all the daughters of song;


The, blind, recover sight, and, the lame, walk, lepers, are cleansed, and, the deaf, hear, - and, the dead, are raised, and, the destitute, are told the joyful tidings;

Eighty years old, am I to-day - could I discern between good and bad? or could thy servant taste what I might eat, and what I might drink? or could I hearken any more to the voice of singing men and singing women? Wherefore, then, should thy servant yet be a burden unto my lord the king?

And they bring to him one deaf and stammering, and beseech him that he would lay upon him his hand.

And Jesus, seeing that a multitude is running together, rebuked the impure spirit, saying unto it - Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I, give orders unto thee: Come forth out of him, and do not, any more, enter into him.




Nevertheless, I have against thee, a few things, - that thou hast there, such as hold fast the teaching of Balaam, - who went on to teach Balak to throw a cause of stumbling before the sons of Israel, to eat idol-sacrifices and to commit lewdness:

Their silver into the streets, shall they cast and Their gold for throwing away, shall serve, Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of Yahweh, Their craving, shall they not satisfy, and Their belly, shall they not fill, For a stumbling-block, hath their iniquity become.


No longer, then, upon one another, let us be sitting in judgment, but, this, judge ye rather - not to be putting a cause of stumbling before your brother or an occasion to fall.

Whereas, we, proclaim a Christ who hath been crucified, - unto Jews, indeed, an occasion of stumbling, and, unto Gentiles, foolishness;

For what man soever of the house of Israel Or of the sojourners who sojourn in Israel, Who shall estrange himself from following me And who shall bring up his manufactured gods, on his heart, And whose stumbling-block of iniquity, he shall set straight before his face, And then come in unto the prophet, to enquire by him of me. Yahweh will myself answer him on my own account;


Son of man These men have brought up their manufactured gods upon their hear, And their stumbling-block of iniquity, have they set straight before their face, - Shall I be at all enquired of by them? Therefore speak unto them and say unto them, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Any man whatsoever of the house of Israel Who shall bring up his manufactured gods upon his heart, And set his stumbling, block of iniquity, straight before his face, And then some in unto the prophet. Yahweh, have myself answered him thereby. By the multitude of his manufactured gods:

Alas for you, the lawyers! because ye took away the key of knowledge: yourselves, entered not, and, them who were entering, ye hindered.

And one said - Cast ye up - cast ye up, prepare ye a way, - Lift the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.

Wherefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, Behold me! laying before this people, stumblingblocks, - And fathers and sons together, shall stumble against them, The neighbour and his friend, shall perish.

And when a righteous man hath turned from his righteousness, and committed perversity, and I have suffered a stumbling- block to be laid before him he shall die, - though thou hast not warned him, in his sin I shall he die, neither shall be remembered his righteous deeds which he hath done, but his blood, at thy hand will I require;

I will take away man and beast, I will take away the bird of the heavens and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks, even them who are lawless, - and will cut off mankind, from off the face of the ground, Declareth Yahweh.

And, David, saith - Let their table be turned into a snare, and into gin, and into a trap, and into a recompense unto them,

But be taking heed, lest, by any means, your right, itself, become, an occasion of stumbling, unto the weak; For, if anyone should see theewho hast knowledge, in an idol-temple, reclining, will not, his conscience, being, weak, be built up for the eating of the idol-sacrifices? In fact, he that is weak, is being destroyed, by thy knowledge - the brother for whose sake Christ died. read more.
But, in thus sinning against the brethren am wounding their conscience, seeing it is weak, against Christ, are ye sinning. Therefore, if food is an occasion of stumbling unto my brother, in nowise will I eat flesh unto the age that abideth, - that, I may not occasion, my brother, to stumble.



Now, concerning the idol-sacrifices, we are aware - because we, all, have knowledge, - knowledge, puffeth up, but, love, buildeth up; If anyone thinketh that he knoweth anything, not yet knoweth he, as he must needs come to know, But, if anyone loveth God, the same, is known of him - read more.
Concerning, then, the eating of idol-sacrifices, we are aware - that an idol is, nothing, in the world, and that, none, is God save one. For, if indeed there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or upon earth, - as indeed there are gods many and lords many, Yet, to us, there is one God the Father, of whom are all things, and, we, for him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and, we, through him. Howbeit, not in all, is the knowledge; but, some, by their familiarity, until even now, with the idol, as an idol-sacrifice, eat it, and, their conscience, being, weak, is defiled. Food, indeed, will not commend us unto God, - neither, if we eat not, do we lack, nor, if we eat, do we abound. But be taking heed, lest, by any means, your right, itself, become, an occasion of stumbling, unto the weak; For, if anyone should see theewho hast knowledge, in an idol-temple, reclining, will not, his conscience, being, weak, be built up for the eating of the idol-sacrifices? In fact, he that is weak, is being destroyed, by thy knowledge - the brother for whose sake Christ died. But, in thus sinning against the brethren am wounding their conscience, seeing it is weak, against Christ, are ye sinning. Therefore, if food is an occasion of stumbling unto my brother, in nowise will I eat flesh unto the age that abideth, - that, I may not occasion, my brother, to stumble.

But, thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? Aye! and thou, why dost thou despise thy brother? For, all of us, shall present ourselves unto the judgment seat of God; For it is written - Living am, I, saith the Lord, unto me, shall bow every knee, and, every tongue, shall openly confess unto God. Hence, then, each one of us, of himself shall give account unto God. read more.
No longer, then, upon one another, let us be sitting in judgment, but, this, judge ye rather - not to be putting a cause of stumbling before your brother or an occasion to fall. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus - that, nothing, is profane of itself, - save to him who reckoneth anything to be profane, unto that man, it is profane, If, in fact, because of food, thy brother is being grieved, no longer, by the rule of love, art thou walking: - do not, by thy food, that man, be destroying, on whose behalf Christ died! Therefore, suffer not to be defamed, your own good thing; For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in Holy Spirit; For, he that in this doeth service unto the Christ, is acceptable unto God, and approved unto men. Hence, then, the things pertaining to peace, let us pursue, and the things which belong to the upbuilding one of another: Do not, for the sake of food, be throwing down the work of God! All things, indeed, are pure; but, ill, is it for the man who with occasion of stumbling doth eat, - Well, is it not to eat flesh nor to drink wine nor to do aught whereby thy brother is caused to stumble. The faith which thou hast, have to thyself before God: happy, he that bringeth not judgment upon himself by that which he approveth; But, he that is in doubt, if he eat, hath condemned himself, - because, it was not of faith, and, everything which is not of faith, is sin.

All things are allowable - but, not all things, are profitable, - all things are allowable - but, not all things, upbuild. Let, no one, be seeking, what concerneth himself, but that which concerneth some one else. Whatsoever, in the market, is sold, eat, - asking no question, for conscience sake; read more.
For, unto the Lord, belongeth the earth, and the fullness thereof. If one of them who believe not invite you, and ye are disposed to go, whatsoever is set before you, eat, - asking no question, for conscience sake. But, if anyone should say unto you, - This, is, a holy sacrifice, do not eat, for that man's sake who disclosed it, and for conscience sake: - But, conscience, I mean, not thine own, but the other's, - for why is my freedom to be judged by another's conscience? If, I, with gratitude, partake, why am I to be defamed, as to that for which, I, give thanks? Whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do, all things to the glory of God. Give no occasion of stumbling - whether to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God: Even as, I also, in all things do please all, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.