Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked. Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.


















And he said also to him who invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, do not invite thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy kinsmen, nor rich neighbors; lest they too invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind; and thou shalt be blessed, because they cannot recompense thee; but thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the righteous.





Nay but, O man, who art thou that makest answer to God? Shall the thing that is wrought say to the workman, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter a right out of the same lump of clay to make one vessel for an honorable use, and another for a dishonorable? What if God endured with much patience vessels of wrath fitted for destruction, purposing to manifest his wrath and to make known his power; read more.
purposing also to make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory, whom he also called, even us, not only from among the Jews, but also from among the gentiles? as he also saith in Hosea, "I will call that my people, which was not my people; and her beloved, that was not beloved. And it shall be, that in the place where it was said to them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called sons of the living God."

For while passing along and observing your objects of worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, "To an unknown God." What therefore ye, without knowledge of it, worship, that do I make known to you. The God who made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; nor doth he receive service at the hands of men, as though he needed anything, since it is he that giveth to all life and breath and all things. read more.
And he made of one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having fixed appointed times, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he is not far from every one of us. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as also some of your own poets have said: "For we are also his offspring." Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Deity is like to gold or silver or stone, graven by the art and device of man.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are sons of God. For ye did not receive the spirit of bondage so as to be again in fear; but ye received the spirit of adopted children, whereby we cry, Abba, Father! The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God; read more.
and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and fellowheirs with Christ; if indeed we are suffering with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

Be not strangely yoked with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? Or what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Beliar? Or what part hath a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God said: "I will dwell among them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." read more.
"Wherefore come out from the midst of them, and be separated, saith the Lord, and touch not anything unclean;" "and I will receive you, and will be to you a father, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

Do all things without murmurings and doubts; that ye may be blameless and pure, children of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom ye shine as luminaries in the world,

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God l For this cause the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we children of God, and it hath not yet been manifested what we shall be. We know that, when it shall be manifested, we shall be like him; because we shall see him as he is.









Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy." But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you; that ye may become sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. read more.
For if ye love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye that excelleth? Do not even the heathen the same? Be ye therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who are spiteful to you. To him that smiteth thee on one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. read more.
Give to every one that asketh of thee; and from him that taketh away thy goods, demand them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also in like manner to them. And if ye love those who love you, what thanks do ye deserve? for sinners also love those who love them. For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked.



Already is the reaper receiving wages, and gathering fruit unto everlasting life; that both the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.





See that none render evil for evil to any one; but ever follow that which is good, both toward one another and toward all.





And raising his eyes toward his disciples, he said, Blessed are ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now; for ye will be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now; for ye will laugh. Blessed are ye when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man. read more.
Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for lo! your reward is great in heaven; for thus their fathers did to the prophets. But woe to you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe to you that are full now! for ye will hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for ye will mourn and weep. Woe, when all men speak well of you! for so did their fathers of the false prophets. But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who are spiteful to you. To him that smiteth thee on one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every one that asketh of thee; and from him that taketh away thy goods, demand them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also in like manner to them. And if ye love those who love you, what thanks do ye deserve? for sinners also love those who love them. For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked. Be merciful, as your Father is merciful. And judge not, and ye will not be judged; and condemn not, and ye will not be condemned; forgive, and ye will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will men give into your bosom; for with what measure ye mete, it will be measured to you in return. And he spoke also a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a ditch? A disciple is not above his teacher; but every one when fully instructed will be as his teacher. And why dost thou look at the mote in thy brothers eye, and not perceive the beam that is in thine own eye? How canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me take out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself perceivest not the beam in thine own eye? Hypocrite! first cast the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to take out the mote that is in thy brothers eye. For there is no good tree that beareth bad fruit; and again, there is no bad tree that beareth good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit; for from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from a bramblebush do they gather grapes. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaketh. But why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Every one that cometh to me and heareth my sayings and doeth them, I will show you whom he is like. He is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid its foundation on a rock; and when a flood arose, the stream dashed against that house, and could not shake it; because it was well built. But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream dashed, and it fell at once, and the ruin of that house was great.






For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked.





See that none render evil for evil to any one; but ever follow that which is good, both toward one another and toward all.





Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy." But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you; that ye may become sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. read more.
For if ye love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye that excelleth? Do not even the heathen the same? Be ye therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who are spiteful to you. To him that smiteth thee on one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. read more.
Give to every one that asketh of thee; and from him that taketh away thy goods, demand them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also in like manner to them. And if ye love those who love you, what thanks do ye deserve? for sinners also love those who love them. For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked.



Render to no one evil for evil; have regard to what is honorable in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as far as dependeth on you, be at peace with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather make room for wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." read more.
Therefore, "if thy enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink. For in so doing thou wilt heap coals of fire on his head." Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Ye have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." But I say to you, that ye resist not the evildoer; but whoever smiteth thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if any one intends to sue thee at the law, and take thy coat, give up to him thy cloak also; read more.
and whoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him that asketh of thee; and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away.

But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who are spiteful to you. To him that smiteth thee on one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. read more.
Give to every one that asketh of thee; and from him that taketh away thy goods, demand them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also in like manner to them. And if ye love those who love you, what thanks do ye deserve? for sinners also love those who love them. For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked. Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.






Already is the reaper receiving wages, and gathering fruit unto everlasting life; that both the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.






And he came down with them, and stood on a level place with a great multitude of his disciples, and a great crowd of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were harassed with unclean spirits were cured. And the whole multitude sought to touch him, because power went out of him and healed all. read more.
And raising his eyes toward his disciples, he said, Blessed are ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now; for ye will be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now; for ye will laugh. Blessed are ye when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for lo! your reward is great in heaven; for thus their fathers did to the prophets. But woe to you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe to you that are full now! for ye will hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for ye will mourn and weep. Woe, when all men speak well of you! for so did their fathers of the false prophets. But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who are spiteful to you. To him that smiteth thee on one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every one that asketh of thee; and from him that taketh away thy goods, demand them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also in like manner to them. And if ye love those who love you, what thanks do ye deserve? for sinners also love those who love them. For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked. Be merciful, as your Father is merciful. And judge not, and ye will not be judged; and condemn not, and ye will not be condemned; forgive, and ye will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will men give into your bosom; for with what measure ye mete, it will be measured to you in return. And he spoke also a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a ditch? A disciple is not above his teacher; but every one when fully instructed will be as his teacher. And why dost thou look at the mote in thy brothers eye, and not perceive the beam that is in thine own eye? How canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me take out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself perceivest not the beam in thine own eye? Hypocrite! first cast the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to take out the mote that is in thy brothers eye. For there is no good tree that beareth bad fruit; and again, there is no bad tree that beareth good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit; for from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from a bramblebush do they gather grapes. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaketh. But why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Every one that cometh to me and heareth my sayings and doeth them, I will show you whom he is like. He is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid its foundation on a rock; and when a flood arose, the stream dashed against that house, and could not shake it; because it was well built. But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream dashed, and it fell at once, and the ruin of that house was great.





See that none render evil for evil to any one; but ever follow that which is good, both toward one another and toward all.












Already is the reaper receiving wages, and gathering fruit unto everlasting life; that both the sower and the reaper may rejoice together.



Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy." But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you; that ye may become sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.


Bondservants, obey your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as serving Christ; not with eyeservice as menpleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; doing service with good will, as to the Lord, and not to men; read more.
knowing that whatever good each one shall have done, that shall he receive from the Lord, whether he be bondman or free.


For if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye expect to receive, what thanks do ye deserve? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. But love your enemies, and do good and lend, despairing of no one; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the unthankful and wicked.

Let every one submit to the authorities that are over him; for there is no authority which is not from God: and the authorities which exist have been ordained by God. He therefore that setteth himself against the authority resisteth what God hath ordained; and they a who resist will bring upon themselves judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wouldst thou then not be afraid of the government? Do that which is good, and thou wilt have praise from it;