Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Next day Jesus decided to go into Galilee; and he found Philip and said to him, "Follow me."

And as he was walking by the see of Galilee, he saw two brothers??imon who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother??asting their net into the sea, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," said Jesus, "And I will make you fishers of men." And they dropped their nets at once, and followed him. read more.
As he went farther on he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. They immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

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.

These are the names of the apostles (missionaries). First, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew, the tax-gatherer; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname is Thaddeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

Then he went up the hillside and called to him those whom he chose, and they came to him. Twelve of them whom he also called "Apostles," he appointed to be with him, and also that he might send them out to preach, and to have authority to cast out demons. read more.
There was Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and James(them he surnamed Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder), and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

And when day dawned he called his disciples, and from among them he selected twelve, whom also he called Apostles missionaries. They were Simon, whom he had also called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Mathew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot; read more.
Jude the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who was the traitor.


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.


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.


"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi'; for one is your Teacher, and you are all brothers; "and call no one 'Father' on earth, for One is your Father in heaven. "And call no one 'Leader,' because One is your leader, even the Christ.

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. read more.
"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."

"The Scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat; "therefore do and observe whatever they bid you; but do not do as they do, for they preach, but do not practise. "For they bind heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not lift a finger to move them.

"But woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces; for you do not enter, yourselves, nor do you permit those who are about to come in, to enter. OMITTED TEXT. "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you scour sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is gained, you make him twofold more a son of hell than you are, yourselves. read more.
"Woe unto you, blind guides, who say, If any one swears by the Sanctuary, it is nothing, but if any one swears by the gold of the Sanctuary, the oath is binding. "You fools and blind; for which is greater, the gold, or the Sanctuary which hallows the gold? "You say, too, that whoever swears by the offering that is upon it, his oath is binding. "You blind! Which is greater, the offering or the altar which hallows the offering? "He then, who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it; "and he who swears by the Sanctuary swears by it and by Him who dwells therein; "and he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits thereon. "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and anise and cummin, and neglect the weightier matters of the Law??ustice and mercy and good faith; these latter you ought to have done, and not to have left the former undone. "You blind guides! who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel! "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but within they are filled with extortion and excess. "You blind Pharisees, first clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside of it may be clean also. "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like white-washed sepulchers. They look beautiful without, but within they are filled with dead men's bones and all rottenness. "Just so you also outwardly appear to men, just, but within you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You rebuild the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, "'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been their comrades in the murder of the prophets.' "So you bear witness against yourselves, that you are the descendants of those who slew the prophets! "Fill up then the measure of your fathers! "You serpents! You vipers brood! How shall you escape the judgment of hell? "For this cause, behold! I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify; some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and pursue from city to city; "that upon your heads may come every drop of innocent blood spilt upon the earth, from the blood of Abel, the just, to the blood of Zechariah the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the Sanctuary and the altar.

For by fire every one will be salted; salt is excellent, but if the salt has lost its savor, what will you use to restore its saltness? Then have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."


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.


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?"


Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples and to wipe them with the towel with which he had girded himself.




Now I Paul, myself, appeal to you by the humble-heartedness and selflessness of Christ??aul who "in your presence is humble, but bold enough when he is absent"??2 I beseech you, and I say, do not make me show my boldness, when I come in the boldness with which I think I shall show my courage against some who think that I am walking on the low level of the flesh.


but emptied himself of his glory by taking the form of a slave, when he was born in the likeness of men. More than this, after he had shone himself in human form, he humbled himself in his obedience even to death; yes, and to death on a cross.

"For which is greater, he who sits at table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at table? But I am in your midst as one who serves.

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.

After this he went forth and noticed a tax-gatherer, named Levi, sitting at the tax-office, and said to him, "Follow me." He rose, left everything, and followed him.

If then I have washed your feet, I the 'Master' and the 'Teacher', you also ought to wash one another's feet,

Now the portion of Scripture which he was reading was as follows. He was led a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, So he opened not his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who will declare his posterity? For his life is cut off from the earth.


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. read more.
"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."

Later on Levi was sitting at table in his house, and together with Jesus and his disciples a number of tax-gatherers and sinners were guests, for there were many of them who used to follow him. But when some scribes of the Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax-gatherers, they said to his disciples, "Is he eating and drinking with tax-gatherers and sinners?" On hearing this Jesus said to them. "It is not the healthy who need a physician, but the sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners." read more.
Now the disciples of John and the Pharisees were keeping a fast, and people came to ask him, "How is it that the disciples of John and the Pharisees are fasting, but your disciples are not?" "Can friends of the bridegroom fast while he is still with them?" asked Jesus. "As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come when the Bridegroom will be taken away from them; then, on that day, they will fast. No one ever sews a piece of unshrunk cloth onto an old garment, otherwise the patch tears away from it??he new from the old??nd a worse tear is made. And no one ever pours new wine into old wine-skins, else the wine would burst the skins, and both wine and skins would be lost. New wine is poured into fresh wine-skins.

Levi also made him a great reception at his house. There was a large party of tax-gatherers and others who were dining with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes began complaining to his disciples, saying, "Why are you eating and drinking with tax-gatherers and sinners?" Jesus answered them saying. "They who are well have no need of a physician, but they who are ill. read more.
I am not come to call the righteous but sinners, to repentance." Again they said unto him. "Why do the disciples of John fast frequently, and make supplications, as also do the disciples of the Pharisees, but your disciples are eating and drinking?" "Can you make the bridal party fast," he asked, while the bridegroom is still with them? "But there is coming a day when the Bridegroom will have been taken away from them; then at that time they will fast." He also told them a parable. "No one," he said, "tears a piece from a new garment, and patches it upon an old one; otherwise he will tear the new garment, and the patch from the new will not mend the old. "Nor does any one pour new wine into old wine-skins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and will itself be spilled, and the skins be destroyed "But new wine must be put into fresh wine-skins "And no man after drinking old wine, wishes for new; for he says, "The old is better.""


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.


Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew, the tax-gatherer; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname is Thaddeus;

and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Zealot,

On entering the city they went to the upper room where they were accustomed to meet. They were Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James, son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James.

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.

Philip and Bartholomew; Mathew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot;

As he was passing by he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting in the tax-office; and he said to him, "Follow me." So he rose and followed him. Later on Levi was sitting at table in his house, and together with Jesus and his disciples a number of tax-gatherers and sinners were guests, for there were many of them who used to follow him.

After this he went forth and noticed a tax-gatherer, named Levi, sitting at the tax-office, and said to him, "Follow me." He rose, left everything, and followed him. Levi also made him a great reception at his house. There was a large party of tax-gatherers and others who were dining with them.


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.