Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) read more.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and he reviling father or mother, in death let him die: And ye say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, which is, a gift, whatever thou be profited by me; And ye permit him to do nothing more for his father or his mother Abrogating the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand: There is nothing from without a man, entering into him, which can defile him: but things coming out from him, these are the things polluting the man. If any have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he came into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him of the parable. And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.


And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? read more.
But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And when he came into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him of the parable. And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food read more.
And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.

For we know that the law is spiritual: and I am fleshly, sold under sin. For what I work I know not: for what I would not, this I do; but what I hate, this I do. And if what I would not this I do, I consent to the law that it is good. read more.
And now I no more wish it, but sin dwelling in me. For I know that in me dwells no good, (that is, in my flesh:) for to will lies near me; but to work good I find not. For not what good I would, do I; but the evil I would not, this I do. And if what I would not, this I do, I no more work it, but sin dwelling in me. I find therefore a law to me, wishing to do good, that evil lies near me. For I rejoice in the law of God, according to the man within: And I see another law in my members, fighting against the law of my mind, and taking me captive to the law of sin being in my members.


And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding?


Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And the Pharisees are gathered together to him, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem, And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. read more.
And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and he reviling father or mother, in death let him die: And ye say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, which is, a gift, whatever thou be profited by me; And ye permit him to do nothing more for his father or his mother Abrogating the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand: There is nothing from without a man, entering into him, which can defile him: but things coming out from him, these are the things polluting the man. If any have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he came into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him of the parable. And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.


And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? read more.
And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable.


And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding?


And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable.



When there shall arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he gave to thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come which he spake to thee, saying, We will go after other gods which we know not, and we will serve them, Thou shalt not hear to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for Jehovah thy God tries you to know whether ye are loving Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Whoever therefore, should loose one of the least of these commands, and so teach men, he shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens: but whoever should do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

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?

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. read more.
And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And the Pharisee having seen, wondered that he was not first washed before dinner. 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? read more.
But of the things being, give alms; and, behold, all things are clean to you. 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.


Neither hold to fictions and endless genealogies, which offer questions, rather than the arrangement of God in the faith:


And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; read more.
And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.