Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And he said to them in his teaching, Look from the scribes, wishing to walk in robes, and greetings in market-places, And first seats in synagogues, and first place at tables in first meals: They eating in widows' houses, and praying long for a pretext: these shall receive more abundant judgment.

And all the people hearing, he said to his disciples, Hold from the scribes, wishing to walk about in robes, and loving greetings in the markets, and precedencies in assemblies, and the first places at tables at suppers; Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence pray at great length; these shall receive more abundant judgment.


They eating in widows' houses, and praying long for a pretext: these shall receive more abundant judgment.

Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence pray at great length; these shall receive more abundant judgment.


Saying, Upon Moses' seat sat the scribes and Pharisees. Therefore all whatever they say to you to keep, keep and do; and according to their works do not, for they say and do not. For they bind loads heavy and difficult to carry, and put upon men's shoulders; and with their fingers will they not move them. read more.
And all their works do they, to be seen by men: and make broad their preservatives, and enlarge the border of their garments And love the first place at suppers, and the first seat in the assemblies, And greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. And be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your guide, Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call not your father upon earth: for one is your Father, which in the heavens. Nor be ye called leaders, for one is your Leader, Christ. And the greater of you shall be your servant. And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whoever shall humble himself, shall be exalted. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye lock up the kingdom of the heavens before men: for ye come not in yourselves, neither those coming in, permit ye to come in. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for pretence, praying at great lengths; for this shall ye receive more distingnished judgment. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees hypocrites! for ye go about sea and dry land to make one proselyte, and when he should become, ye make him the son of hell, twofold more than you. Woe to you blind guides, saying, Whoever should swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever should swear by the gold of the temple, he is indebted! Foolish and blind; for which is the greater, the gold, or the temple consecrating the gold? And, Whoever should swear by the altar, it is nothing; and whoever should swear by the gift above it, he is indebted. Foolish and blind: for which is the greater, the gift, or the altar, consecrating the gifts? Therefore, he having sworn by the altar, swears by it, and by all above it. And he having sworn by the temple, swears by it, and by him dwelling in it. And he having sworn by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him sitting above it. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye exact tenths and dill and cummin, and ye have left the weightier things of the law, judgment, and mercy, and faith: these it was necessary to do, and not to let go those. Blind guides, straining a gnat, and swallowing down a camel. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture. O blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, and side dish of sweetmeats, that also their outside might be clean. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like whitewashed tombs, which without indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of the bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness. So also ye without truly appear just to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and deck the monuments of the just, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we had not been their partakers in the blood of the prophets, Wherefore ye bear testimony to yourselves, that ye are the sons of those having slain the prophets. And fill ye up yourselves the measure of your fathers. Serpents, generations of vipers, how would ye flee from the judgment of hell?

And they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in the word. And they having come, say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and thou carest not for any one: for thou lookest not to the face of men, but in truth thou teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or no? Should we give, or not give? And he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a drachma that I might see it. read more.
And they brought. And he says to them, Whose is this image and inscription? And they said to him, Caesar's. And Jesus having answered, said to them, Give back Caesar's things to Caesar, and the things of God to God. And they wondered at him. And the Sadducees come to him, who say there is no rising up; and they asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, That if any one's brother die, and leave his wife, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, and neither left he seed: and the third likewise. And the seven took her, and left no seed: and the woman died last of all. Therefore in the rising up, when they should rise, to which of them shall the woman be? for the seven had her a wife. And Jesus having answered, said to them, For this do ye not go astray, not knowing the writings, nor the power of God? For when they arise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the messengers which in the heavens. And concerning the dead that they are raised: have ye not read in the book of Moses, at the bramble, how God spake to him, I the God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob He is not God of the dead, but God of the living; ye therefore go astray greatly. And one of the scribes having come, having heard them seeking out together, knowing that he answered them well, asked him, Which is the first command of all? And Jesus answered him, That the first of all the commands, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God from thy whole heart, and from thy whole soul, and from thy whole mind, and from thy whole strength: this the first command. And the second like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. No other command is greater than these. And the scribe said to him, Well, Teacher, in truth hast thou spoken: for one God is; and there is no other but he: And to love him from the whole heart, and from the whole understanding, and from the whole soul, and from the whole strength, and to love the neighbor as himself, is more than all the whole burnt offerrings, and the sacrifices. And Jesus having seen him that he answered understandingly, said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And none dared to ask him any more. And Jesus having answered, said, teaching in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit from my right hand, till I set thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. Therefore David himself calls him Lord; and whence is he his son? And a great crowd heard him willingly. And he said to them in his teaching, Look from the scribes, wishing to walk in robes, and greetings in market-places, And first seats in synagogues, and first place at tables in first meals: They eating in widows' houses, and praying long for a pretext: these shall receive more abundant judgment.

And the Lord said to him, Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and trencher; and your inside is full of plunder and wickedness. O foolish, has not he having made the outside, also made the inside? But of the things being, give alms; and, behold, all things are clean to you. read more.
But woe to you, Pharisees! for ye tithe spearmint and rue and every plant, and ye pass by the judgment and love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to have left those. Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye love the first seat in assemblies, and greetings in market-places. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as concealed tombs, and men walking above know not. And a certain of the skilled in the law having answered, said, Teacher, speaking these things, and thou injurest us. And he said, And woe to you, skilled in the law! for ye load men with loads difficult to carry, and ye yourselves touch not one of the fingers to the load. Woe to you! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Surely ye testify and assent to your fathers' works: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their tombs. And for this said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and the sent, and of them shall they kill and drive out: That the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel even to the blood of Zacharias perishing between the altar and house: yea, I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe to you, skilled in the law! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye came not in yourselves, and those coming in ye hindered. And he saying these things to them, the scribes and Pharisees began to hold on greatly, and to put questions to him of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to seize something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.


Jesus answered him, I spake with freedom of speech to the world: I always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews were always come together; and I spake nothing in secret.

And they come again to Jerusalem : and he walking in the temple, the chief priests, and scribes, and elders come to him, And say to him, By what power doest thou these things? and who gave thee this power that thou doest these things ? And Jesus having answered, said to them, And I will ask you one word, and answer ye me, and I will tell you by what power I do these things. read more.
Was the immersion of John from heaven, or from men ? answer me. And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say, Wherefore did ye not believe him But if we say, Of men; they feared the people : for all held John, that he was truly a prophet. And having answered they say to Jesus, We know not. And Jesus having answered, says to them, Neither say I to you by what power I do these things.

And Jesus having answered, said, teaching in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit from my right hand, till I set thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. Therefore David himself calls him Lord; and whence is he his son? And a great crowd heard him willingly. read more.
And he said to them in his teaching, Look from the scribes, wishing to walk in robes, and greetings in market-places, And first seats in synagogues, and first place at tables in first meals: They eating in widows' houses, and praying long for a pretext: these shall receive more abundant judgment. And Jesus having sat over against the royal treasury, saw how the crowds cast money into the treasury: and many rich cast in much. And one poor widow, having come, cast in two small coins, which is a farthing. And having called his disciples, he says to them, Truly I say to you, That this poor widow has cast into the royal treasury, more than all they casting into the treasury: For all they cast in out of the abundance to them; and she, out of her want, cast in all things which she had, her whole living.

Daily was I with you in the temple teaching, and ye seized me not: but that the writings might be completed.

After these, Jesus finds him in the temple, and he said to him, Behold, thou hest become well: sin no more, lest something worse be to thee. The man departed, and announced to the Jews that it is Jesus having made him well. And therefore the Jews drove out Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these in the sabbath. read more.
And Jesus answered, My Father works till now, and I work.

And now the festival being in the midst, Jesus went up to the temple, and taught. And the Jews wondered, saying, How knows he letters, not having learned Jesus answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his having sent me. read more.
If any desire to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or I speak from myself. He speaking from himself, seeks his own glory: but he seeking the glory of him having sent him, he is true, and no injustice is in him. Has not Moses given you the law, and none of you does the law? Why seek ye to kill me? The crowd answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who seeks to kill thee? Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work, and ye all marvel for this. Moses has given you circumcision; (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and in the sabbath ye circumcise a man. If a man receive circumcision in the sabbath, that the law of Moses be not loosed; rage not at me, because I made a man wholly well on the Sabbath. Judge not according to sight, but judge just judgment. Then said some of the Jerusalemites' Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? And, behold, he speaks in freedom of speech, and they say nothing to him. Not at any time knew the rulers truly, that this is truly Christ? But we know this whence he is: and Christ, when he should come, none knows whence he is. Then cried Jesus in the temple, teaching, and saying, And ye know me, and ye know whence I am: and I have not come of myself, but he having sent me is true, whom ye know not.

And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then the Jews surrounded him, and said to him, How long takest thou away our soul? If thou art Christ, say to us with freedom of speech. Jesus answered them, I said to you, and ye believe not: the works which I do in my Father's name, these testify of me. read more.
But ye believe not, for ye are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given to me, is greater than all; . and no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. Then again lifted up the Jews stones that they might stone him. Jesus Answered them, Many good works I shewed you from my Father; for which of these works do ye stone me The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and that thou, being man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said; Ye are gods? If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the writing cannot be loosed; Whom the Father consecrated., and sent into the world, say ye that thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. And if I do, though ye believe me not, believe the works: that ye might know, and believe, that the Father in me, and I in him.