Thematic Bible




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But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.

And the angel came in to her and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored! the Lord is with thee. And she was troubled at the words, and was considering what this salutation could mean. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favor with God. read more.
And lo! thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and hear a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon thee, and the power of the Most High will overshadow thee; wherefore the holy one that is to be born will be called the Son of God. And lo! Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God. And Mary said, Lo, the handmaid of the Lord! May it be to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swathingclothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord came to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were in great fear. read more.
And the angel said to them, Fear not; for lo! I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to the whole people; for to you hath been born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, who is the Christ, the Lord. And this shall be the sign to you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swathingclothes, [lying] in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will!" And it came to pass, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said one to another, Let us go at once to Bethlehem, and see that which hath come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us.


But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.



But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zachariah; for thy prayer was heard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name John.









But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zachariah; for thy prayer was heard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name John.










But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.


Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to expose her to shame, purposed to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins. Now all this took place, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel;" that is, when interpreted, Godis withus. Then Joseph, on waking up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife;

And when they had gone, lo! an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and remain there until I speak to thee; for Herod will seek the child, to destroy him. And he arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt;


Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to expose her to shame, purposed to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins. Now all this took place, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel;" that is, when interpreted, Godis withus. Then Joseph, on waking up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife; and he knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name Jesus.




Is not this the carpenters son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?


to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to expose her to shame, purposed to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins. Now all this took place, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel;" that is, when interpreted, Godis withus. Then Joseph, on waking up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife; and he knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name Jesus.


Then Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to expose her to shame, purposed to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins. read more.
Now all this took place, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel;" that is, when interpreted, Godis withus. Then Joseph, on waking up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife;


Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this manner. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being righteous, and not willing to expose her to shame, purposed to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins. Now all this took place, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel;" that is, when interpreted, Godis withus. Then Joseph, on waking up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife; and he knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name Jesus.

And in her sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. And the angel came in to her and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored! the Lord is with thee. read more.
And she was troubled at the words, and was considering what this salutation could mean. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favor with God. And lo! thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and hear a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answering said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon thee, and the power of the Most High will overshadow thee; wherefore the holy one that is to be born will be called the Son of God. And lo! Elizabeth, thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God. And Mary said, Lo, the handmaid of the Lord! May it be to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. And Mary arose and went in those days into the hillcountry with haste, into a city of Judah. And she entered the house of Zachariah, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and cried out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women; and blessed is the fruit of thy womb! And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For lo! as soon as the voice of thy salutation came to my ears, the babe leaped in my womb in exultation. And blessed is she who hath believed that there will be an accomplishment of those things which were told her from the Lord. And Mary said, My soul magnifieth the Lord, and my spirit hath exulted in God my Saviour; for he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaiden. For lo! from this time all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One hath done great things for me; and holy is his name; and his mercy is from generation to generation on them that fear him. He hath wrought mightily with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the device of their heart. He hath cast down princes from thrones, and exalted men of low degree. The hungry he hath filled with good things, and the rich he hath sent away empty. He hath given help to Israel his servant, in remembrance of his mercy toward Abraham and his offspring for ever, as he spoke to our fathers. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house. Now Elizabeths full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbors and her kinsfolk heard that the Lord had showed great mercy toward her; and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they were about to call him Zachariah, after the name of his father. And his mother answering said, Not so; but he shall be called John. And they said to her, There is no one of thy kindred that is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him named. And he asked for a writingtablet, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all marveled. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue was loosed; and he spoke, blessing God. And fear came on all that dwelt around them; and all these things were talked of throughout the whole of the hillcountry of Judaea. And all that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What then will this child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him. And Zachariah his father was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel! for he hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David his servant, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets of old, salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us, to accomplish his mercy toward our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant, the oath which he swore to Abraham our father, to grant to us, that being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we might worship him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all our days. And thou, child, shalt be called a prophet of the Most High; for thou shalt go in advance before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the remission of their sins through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to those sitting in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit; and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.




But while he thought on these things, lo! an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.


And the disciples James and John, on seeing it, said, Lord, wilt thou have us bid fire come down from heaven, and consume them? But he turned and rebuked them. And they went to another village.

(...) What think ye? if a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them hath gone astray, doth he not leave the ninetynine upon the mountains, and go and seek that which hath gone astray? And if it happen that he find it, truly do I say to you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninetynine that did not go astray. read more.
Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

And he spoke to them this parable, saying, What man of you having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninetynine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he findeth it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. read more.
And when he hath come home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say to you, that in like manner there will be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninetynine righteous men who have no need of repentance. Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and search carefully till she findeth it? And when she hath found it, she calleth together her friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I lost. I say to you, that thus there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. He said also, A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of the property that falleth to me. And he divided to them his living. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, and went abroad into a far country; and there wasted his substance in riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a great famine in that country; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he longed to fill himself with the husks that the swine ate; and no one gave to him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my fathers have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee; I am no longer worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and went to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven and before thee; I am no longer worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring out the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf; kill it, and let us eat and make merry. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to make merry. Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And calling one of the servants, he inquired what these things meant. And he said to him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. But he was angry, and would not go in; and his father came out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo! for so many years have I served thee, and never transgressed thy command; and yet to me thou never gavest a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this thy son came, who devoured thy living with harlots, thou didst kill for him the fatted calf. And he said to him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry and be glad; for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.

And Jesus said to him, This day hath salvation come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

For God so loved the world, that he gave the only begotten Son, that every one who believeth in him may not perish, but may have everlasting life. For God sent not the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through him the world might be saved.

But Jesus cried aloud, and said, He that believeth in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent me; and he that beholdeth me, beholdeth him that sent me. I have come a light into the world, that whoever believeth in me may not remain in the darkness. read more.
And if any one hear my words, and keep them not, I do not judge him; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.