Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible





The sower went forth to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air ate it up. And some fell upon the rock; and when it had sprung up, it withered, because it had no moisture. And some fell in the midst of thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. read more.
And other seed fell into good ground, and sprung up, and produced fruit a hundred-fold. When he had said these things, he cried: He that has ears to hear, let him hear. And the disciples asked him, saying: What does this parable mean? He replied: To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that when they see, they may not see, and when they hear, they may not understand. But the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the word of God; those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil and takes the word from their heart, lest they should believe and be saved. Those on the rock are they that, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who, for awhile, believe, and in time of temptation apostatize. That which fell among thorns are those who hear, and so conduct them selves, that they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are those who, in a good and honest heart, hear the word, and keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.







And a certain scribe came and said to him.: Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest. And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. read more.
But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.

When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he that received seed by the way side. He that received seed on the stony places is he that hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy. Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he immediately takes offense. read more.
He that received seed among the thorns, is he that hears the word; and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

These are they that received seed by the wayside, where the word is sown; and when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they that, in like manner, received seed in stony places: who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy: and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a time; afterward, when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, they immediately take offense. read more.
And these are they that received seed among thorns; who hear the word, and the anxieties of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

And he said to another: Follow me. But he replied: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said: Let the dead bury their own dead; but do you go and publish abroad the kingdom of God. And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but first permit me to take leave of those at home. read more.
Jesus said to him: No one that puts his hand to the plow, and looks back, is fit for the kingdom of God.


But let him ask in faith, doubting not: for he that doubts, is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind, and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing from the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.







And he said to another: Follow me. But he replied: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said: Let the dead bury their own dead; but do you go and publish abroad the kingdom of God. And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but first permit me to take leave of those at home. read more.
Jesus said to him: No one that puts his hand to the plow, and looks back, is fit for the kingdom of God.




And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.

He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters.

He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters.

Remember Lot's wife.

As, therefore, you received Christ Jesus our Lord, so walk in him, rooted, and built up in him, and strengthened in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

But do you, man of God, shun these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold on eternal life, to which you have been called, and for which you confessed the good confession before many witnesses. I charge you, in the sight of God, who makes all things alive, and before Christ Jesus, who, before Pontius Pilate, confessed a good confession, read more.
that you keep this commandment, so that you may be spotless and blameless till the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,





And on the same day, when it was evening, he said to them: Let us go over to the opposite side. And when they had sent the multitude away, they took him with them, as he was in the ship; and there were other little ships with him. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves dashed into the ship, so that it was now full. read more.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on the pillow. And they awoke him, and said to him: Teacher, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said to them: Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith? And they were greatly afraid, and said one to another: Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he entered a ship with his disciples; and he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they set sail. And while they were sailing, he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down upon the lake, and they began to be filled, and were in danger. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying: Master, master, we perish. But he arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and there was a calm. read more.
And he said to them: "Where is your faith? And being afraid, they wondered, and said one to another: "Who, then, is this, that he commands even the wind and the water, and they obey him?

But when Jesus saw many multitudes about him, he gave orders to depart to the other side. And a certain scribe came and said to him.: Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest. And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. read more.
And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead. And when he had entered the ship, his disciples followed him. And behold, there was a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. And he said to them: Why are you fearful, you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea: and there was a great calm. But the men were astonished, and said: What man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!





And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.