Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible









"I came to build a fire upon the earth; what is my desire?


And if any one hears my words and does not keep them, it is not I who judge him; for I am not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

"You are a king, then? You!" said Pilate. "You say truly that I am a king." answered Jesus, "for this purpose I was born, and to this end came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every man who is of the truth listens to my voice."


Then bring forth fruit worthy of repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'?? tell you that out of these very stones God is able to raise up descendants for Abraham.

"Do not suppose that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am come not to destroy, but to fulfil. "In solemn truth I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a comma, will pass from the Law until all has taken place. "So whoever breaks one of these least commandments, and teaches others to break them, will be least in the kingdom of heaven. But he who keeps them and teaches them, he will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

"You have heard that it was said to the ancients, "Thou shall not commit murder, and "He who commits murder shall be liable to condemnation by the court; but I say to you that he who becomes angry with his brother shall be liable to condemnation by the court; and he who says to his brother 'Raca,' shall be liable to condemnation by the Sanhedrin, while he who curses his brother shall be liable to the Gehenna of Fire. "If therefore when you are offering your gift upon the altar, and there remember that your brother has a grievance against you, read more.
"leave there your gift before the altar, and go and make friends with your brother, first of all; then come and offer your gift. "Come to terms with your opponent quickly, while you are yet with him on the way [to the court], to prevent your opponent from handing you over to the judge, and the judge to the jailer, and so you be thrown into prison. "I tell you truly that you would certainly not get out from there until you had paid back the last cent. "You have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks with lust at a woman has already committed adultery with her in his heart. And if your eye, your right eye, entices you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to lose one of your bodily organs, than to have your whole body go down into the pit. And if your right hand entices you into sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of your bodily organs, than to have your whole body go down into the pit. "It was also said, "Whoever divorces his wife must give her a bill of separation. But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an adulteress, and whoever marries her when so divorced, commits adultery. "Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, "You must not forswear yourselves, but must perform your vows to the Lord. "But I say to you, swear not at all; neither by the sky, for it is God's throne; "nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. "Nor must you swear by your head, since you cannot make one hair white or black. "But let your word be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the Evil One. "You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. "But I tell you not to retaliate the injury; but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also; "and if any one wants to go to law with you and takes away your coat, let him take your cloak also. "Whoever impresses you to go one mile, go two miles with him. "Give to him who asks, and from him who wants to borrow from you, do not turn away. "You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." "But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.

"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."


"Do not suppose that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am come not to destroy, but to fulfil. "In solemn truth I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a comma, will pass from the Law until all has taken place.




"Do not suppose that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am come not to destroy, but to fulfil. "In solemn truth I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a comma, will pass from the Law until all has taken place.








"I came to build a fire upon the earth; what is my desire?


And if any one hears my words and does not keep them, it is not I who judge him; for I am not come to judge the world, but to save the world.

"You are a king, then? You!" said Pilate. "You say truly that I am a king." answered Jesus, "for this purpose I was born, and to this end came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every man who is of the truth listens to my voice."




so the soldiers said one to another. "Let us not tear it. Let us draw lots, to see whose it shall be"??hat the Scripture might be fulfilled. They divided my garments among them, For my raiment did they cast lots. This was what the soldiers did.