Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



So he went on board, crossed the sea, and came to his own city. And here they brought to him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Courage, son, your sins are forgiven." And behold! certain scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." read more.
And because Jesus knew well their thought, he said: "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? "But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins"??e then says to the paralytic, "Rise, take up your bed, and go to your home." And he rose and went to his home. But all the crowd were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such power to men. As Jesus was passing thence, he saw a man called Mathew sitting at the tax-office, and said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him. And while he was at table in Matthew's house, there came many tax-gatherers and sinners, and they dined with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw it, they kept saying to his disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with the tax-gatherers and sinners?" "It is not those who are well," said Jesus, when he heard this, "but the sick, who need a doctor. "But go and learn what this means, "It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice; for I am come not to call just men, but sinners." At that time the disciples of John came and asked him, "Why are we and the Pharisees always fasting, while your disciples are not?" "Can the friends fast at a wedding-feast," said Jesus, "so long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom has been taken from them, and then they will fast. "No one ever sews a piece of undressed cloth on an old cloak. If they did, the patch put on to fill it up would tear away from the cloak, and the rent be made worse. "Nor do they put new wine into old wine-skins; if they did, the wine-skins would split, the wine would run out, and the skins be ruined. Instead, they put new wine into fresh wine-skins and both are preserved." As he was saying these words to them, a ruler came up and knelt before him, saying. "My daughter has just died; but come, put your hand upon her, and she will live." And Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples. But a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him, and touched the tassel of his cloak. For she said to herself, "If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured." But Jesus turned and saw her and said, "Be of good courage, daughter, your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that hour. Now when Jesus had come into the house of the ruler, and had seen the flute-players and the wailing crowd, he said, "Leave the room, for the little girl is not dead, she is sleeping." And they began laughing at him. When, however, the crowd had been driven out, he went in and took her hand, and the little girl woke up. And the report of this spread throughout that whole region.

As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"

So they came to Capernaum, and as soon as the Sabbath Day came he went into the synagogue and began to teach. They were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them with authority, not like the Scribes. And at that very moment, there in their synagogue, a man in the grip of an unclean spirit shrieked out. read more.
"What business have you with us, you Jesus of Nazareth? Are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of God." But Jesus rebuked him, saying. "Be quit! Come out of him." So the unclean spirit, after tearing him, came out of him with a loud cry; and every one was amazed so that they began questioning among themselves. "What does this mean? A new teaching with authority? He lays commands even upon unclean spirits and they obey him." And at once his fame spread everywhere through that part of Galilee. On leaving the synagogue they went at once with James and John to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon's mother-in-law lay sick of fever, and without delay they told him about her. So he came and took her hand and raised her up. The fever left her at once, and she began to wait upon them. At evening when the sun had set, people came and brought to him all the sick and demon-possessed, and the whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were ill with various diseases, and drove out many demons. But he did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew who he was. In the morning he rose a great while before day and went out to a desert place, and there prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted him up, and told him, "Every one is looking for you." "Let us go away," he answered, "to the neighboring country towns, that I may preach there, too; because for that purpose I came forth." So he went throughout Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and driving out demons. One day a leper cane to him and besought him as he knelt down to him, saying, "If you choose, you are able to cleanse me." Jesus, moved with compassion, put out his hand and touched him, saying, "I do choose, be clean!" The leprosy at once left him, and he was made clean. Jesus immediately sent him away, charging him sternly and saying. "See you say nothing to any one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your purification what Moses commanded for a testimony to them." But he went out and began to tell every one and to publish it broadcast, so that Jesus could no longer enter any town openly; but he had to remain outside in lonely places, and people kept coming to him from every quarter.

Again he went into a synagogue where there was a man with his hand withered. And they kept watching Jesus to see whether he would cure him on the Sabbath; so as to have some charge to bring against him. "Stand up," Jesus said to the man with the withered hand, "and come forward." read more.
Then he asked them. "Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath Day, or to do harm? to save a life, or to destroy it?" They were silent. Then looking around upon them with anger, and deeply grieved by the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" He stretched it out, and the hand was at once completely restored. As soon as they came out, the Pharisees plotted against him with the Herodians, in order to destroy him.

After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he went to Capernaum. Here the slave of a certain Roman captain, a man dear to his master, was ill, and at the point of death. So when the captain heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to ask him to come and save his slave. read more.
And they, when they reached Jesus, asked him earnestly to do this. "He deserves that you should do this," they said, "for he loves our nation, and himself has built a synagogue for us." So Jesus started to go with them, but while he was not far from the house, the captain sent friends to him with a message. "Lord do not trouble yourself, for I am not fit that you should come under my roof, "and so I did not think myself worthy to come to you; but speak the word, and let my man be cured. "For I also am a man obedient to authority, and have soldiers under me. And I say to one 'come,' and he comes, and to my slave 'do this or that,' and he does it." But when Jesus heard this he was astonished and he turned and said to the crowd that was following him, "I tell you that not even in Israel have I found faith like that." And those who had been sent, on returning to the house, found the slave well.

So he came back again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. Now there was one of the king's officers whose son was lying ill at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him to come down and heal his son who was lying at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you all see signs and wonders, you will not believe." read more.
"Sir," said the king's officer, "come down before my little boy dies." Jesus answered. "Go your way. Your son lives." And the man believed the word which Jesus spoke to him, and started to go home. And when he was already on his way down, his slaves met him, saying that his boy was living. So he asked them at what hour he had begun mend. They answered, "Yesterday, about one o'clock, the fever left him." Then the father realized that it had left him at the very hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son lives," and he himself believed, and his whole household.

There they got in a boat, and started across the sea for Capernaum. The darkness had already fallen, Jesus had not yet come to them, and the sea began to rise, because a strong wind was blowing. After they had rowed three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking upon the sea, and drawing near to the boat, and they were terrified; read more.
but he said to them, "It is I, be not afraid." Then they were willing to take him on board, and immediately the boat reached the shore they were making for. The crowd that remained on the other side of the sea had seen that there was only one small boat there, and that Jesus had not gone aboard with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away by themselves. So, on the following day, when boats came from Tiberias near the place were they had eaten bread, after the Lord had given thanks, they got into the boats themselves, when they saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, and went to Capernaum to look for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"

He spoke these words while in the synagogue, while he was teaching in Capernaum.


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"








As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"



"Give us your advice, then. Is it allowable to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"








As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"



"Give us your advice, then. Is it allowable to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"








As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?"



"Give us your advice, then. Is it allowable to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"


As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."





Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might ensnare him during conversation. So they sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are honest, and that you are teaching the way of God in sincerity; and are not afraid of any one, for you do not court men's favor. "Give us your advice, then. Is it allowable to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" read more.
And Jesus, because he knew their malice, said: "Hypocrites! Why are you tempting me? Show me the tribute money." So they brought him a shilling. "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" he asked. "Caesar's," they answered. Then he said to them, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's." When they heard this they were astonished, and left him and went away.

As they came into Capernaum the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and asked, "Does not your Teacher pay the temple tax?" "Indeed he does," answered Peter. But on Peter's entering the house, Jesus forestalled him, saying. "How does it seem to you, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect customs or taxes??rom their own people, or from aliens?" And when he replied, "From aliens," Jesus said: "Then their people go free. read more.
"Nevertheless, that we may not give offense, go to the seaside, throw in your hook; take the first fish that rises, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel in it. Take it and give it to them for us both."


In those days Augustus Caesar issued an edict for a census of the whole inhabited world. This was the first census, When Quirinius was governor of Syria. And every one went to be registered, each to the town to which he belonged. read more.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city if Nazareth, into Judea, to David's town of Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David. He went to be registered along with Mary, who was espoused to him, and was pregnant.