Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible







You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;


But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him.

Now therefore there is a great fault among you, that you go to law one with another. Why not rather suffer injustice? why not rather be defrauded?


But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;


Bear fruit, therefore, worthy of a change of mind; and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for a father; for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham;

Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets; I have not come to destroy but to complete. For I tell you truly, that till heaven and earth pass away, one iota or one point shall by no means pass away from the law till all things are accomplished. Whoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

You have heard that it was said by the ancients, You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be subject to the judgment. But I tell you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be subject to the judgment; and whoever says to his brother, Worthless fellow, shall be subject to the Sanhedrim; and whoever says, You fool, shall be subject to the hell of fire. If, therefore, you offer your gift on the altar, and there remember that your brother has any thing against you, read more.
leave there your gift before the altar, and go and first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Agree with your accuser quickly, while you are with him in the way, lest the accuser deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. I tell you truly, you shall not go out thence till you have paid the last quadrans [4 mills]. You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery; but I tell you, that every one who looks on a woman to desire her inordinately, has already committed adultery with her in his heart. But if your right eye offends you, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell. And if your right hand offends you, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should go into hell. And it was said, Whoever would put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorcement. But I tell you, that whoever puts away his wife, except for adultery, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries her that is put away, commits adultery. Again, you have heard that it was said by the ancients, You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord your oaths. But I tell you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool, nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King; nor swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your speech be, yes, yes, and no, no; for any thing more than this is evil. You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to him that asks, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away. You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I tell you, Love your enemies, and pray for those that persecute you;

But no one puts a piece of unfilled cloth on an old garment; for it takes away its fullness from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do they put new wine into old bottles; otherwise the bottles break, and the wine is poured out and the bottles destroyed; but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.


You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; read more.
and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to him that asks, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away. You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I tell you, Love your enemies, and pray for those that persecute you; that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and rains on the just and unjust.


Render evil for evil to no one, provide things honorable in the sight of all men; if possible, as much as may be in your power, live peaceably with all men, not vindicating yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Judgment is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. read more.
If therefore your enemy is hungry, give him food; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for doing this you shall heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; read more.
and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to him that asks, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away.

But I tell you that hear, Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you; bless those that curse you; pray for those that injure you; to him that strikes you on the cheek, present also the other; and forbid not him who takes away your cloak to take your coat also. read more.
Give to every one that asks; and from him who takes that which is yours, ask it not back. And as you wish men to do to you, do you also in like manner to them. And if you love those that love you, what thanks have you? for sinners also love those that love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks have you? for sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? sinners also lend to sinners, to receive back as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be children of the Most High; for he is good to the unthankful and evil. Be merciful, as your father is merciful;


You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; read more.
and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to him that asks, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away.






But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;




You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; read more.
and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him.


Now therefore there is a great fault among you, that you go to law one with another. Why not rather suffer injustice? why not rather be defrauded?


But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also;





Render evil for evil to no one, provide things honorable in the sight of all men; if possible, as much as may be in your power, live peaceably with all men, not vindicating yourselves, beloved, but give place to wrath; for it is written, Judgment is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. read more.
If therefore your enemy is hungry, give him food; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for doing this you shall heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist the evil man; but whoever shall strike you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if a man wishes to have a law suit with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also; read more.
and whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to him that asks, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away.


But I tell you that hear, Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you; bless those that curse you; pray for those that injure you; to him that strikes you on the cheek, present also the other; and forbid not him who takes away your cloak to take your coat also. read more.
Give to every one that asks; and from him who takes that which is yours, ask it not back.

Finally, be all of one mind, sympathising, loving as brothers, compassionate, humble, not returning evil for evil or railing for railing, but on the contrary blessing [your enemies], because to this you are called, that you may inherit blessing.