Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. read more.
And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men. And as Jesus passed by from that place, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him. And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will they fast. No one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old bottles; if so, the bottles burst, and the wine runs out, and the bottles are lost. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and did him homage, saying: My daughter is already dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him. And behold, a woman that had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the fringe of his mantle. For she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved. But Jesus turned, and saw her, and said: Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was saved from that hour. And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making lamentation, he said to them: Depart; for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. But when the multitude had been sent out, he went in, and took the maiden by the hand, and she arose. And the fame of this went abroad in all that land.

And when they had come into Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma came to Peter, and said: Does not your teacher pay the didrachma?

And they went into Capernaum; and immediately, on the sabbath, he entered the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his teaching; for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man who had an unclean spirit; and he cried out, read more.
saying: Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Nazarene? Hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Be silent, and come out of him. And the unclean spirit threw him into convulsions, and cried with a loud voice, and came out of him. And all were amazed, so that they questioned one another, saying: What means this? What new teaching is this, that with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him? And his fame immediately went abroad into all the surrounding country of Galilee. And forthwith, having gone out of the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now the mother-in-law of Simon lay sick of a fever. And at once they told him of her. And he went to her, and took her by the hand, and raised her up, and the fever left her instantly; and she ministered to them. And at evening, when the sun had gone down, they brought to him all that were sick, and those who were possessed with demons. And the whole city came together to the door. And he cured many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many demons, and did not suffer the demons to speak, because they knew him. And very early in the morning, while it was yet dark, he arose and went out, and departed to a desert place, and there prayed. And Simon, and those who were with him, followed after him. And when they had found him, they said to him: All are seeking for thee. And he said to them: Let us go into the neighboring towns, that I may preach there also; for I have come forth for this purpose. And throughout the whole of Galilee he continued to preach in their synagogues, and to cast out demons. And there came to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him: I will; be clean. And when he had spoken, the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away, and said to him: See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to publish the matter abroad, so that he was no longer able to enter a city openly, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

And again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would cure him on the sabbath-day, that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Arise, and come into the midst. read more.
And he said to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath-day, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they were silent. And looking around on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their heart, he said to the man: Stretch forth your hand; and he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored. And the Pharisees immediately went out with the Herodians, and held a consultation against him, that they might destroy him.

And when he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he went into Capernaum. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and about to die. But when he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, and besought him to come and save his servant. read more.
And they came to Jesus, and besought him earnestly, saying: He is worthy for whom thou shouldst do this; for he loves our nation, and of his own accord has built us a synagogue. And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, and said to him: Lord, give thyself no trouble; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof. For which reason, neither did I count myself worthy to go to thee; but command in a word, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man placed under authority, and have soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. And when Jesus heard these things, he was filled with admiration for him; and, turning to the multitude that followed, he said: I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith. And they that had been sent, returned to the house, and found the servant that had been sick restored to health.

Then Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain courtier, whose sou was sick in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and restore his son to health, for he was about to die. Then said Jesus to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. read more.
The courtier said to him: Sir, come down before my child die. Jesus said to him: Go, your child lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke, and departed. And as he was going down, his servants met him, and said: Your son lives. Then he inquired of them the hour in which he was restored to health. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. Then his father knew that it was in the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives. And he himself, and all his house, believed.

and, having entered the ship, went across the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that was blowing. Then, having rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and coming near the ship; and they were afraid. read more.
But he said to them: It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land to which they were going. The next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea, seeing that no other boat had been there but the one which his disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone; (but there came other boats from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten bread, after the Lord had given thanks;) when, therefore, the multitude saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they also entered the ships, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. And finding him on the opposite side of the sea, they said to him: Rabbi, when didst thou come hither?

These things he spoke in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.






And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?

for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed;

arose from supper, and laid aside his garments, and taking a towel, he girded himself.

And having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced, when they saw the Lord.

Then he said to Thomas: Reach hither your finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither your hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.




And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him: Behold, your disciples are doing what it is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.

Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners?

and when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands:

And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying: He has gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Then the Jews murmured at him, because he said, I am like bread that came down from heaven.


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?


But you must not be called Rabbi; for one is your leader, and all of you are brethren. And call no man on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven. And be not called leaders; for one is your leader, the Christ.

And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. read more.
But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.

saying: The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat: therefore, all things that they command you to observe, observe and do. But do not according to their works: for they command, and do not. For they bind up burdens that are heavy and hard to be borne, and lay them on the shoulders of men; but they refuse to move them with one of their fingers.

But alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you eat up the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers. For this reason, you shall receive the greater condemnation. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you close the kingdom of heaven in the face of men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you suffer those who are entering, to go in. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you traverse sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, you make him twofold more a child of hell than yourselves. read more.
Alas for you, blind guides! who say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, becomes a debtor. Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold? And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gift that is on it, becomes a debtor. Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears by it, and by all that is on it. And whoever swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells in it. And he that swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits upon it. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, its justice, its mercy, and its faithfulness. These you ought to have done, and those you ought not to have neglected. Blind guides! who strain out a gnat, but swallow a camel. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and the plate; but within they are full of rapine and excess. Blind Pharisee! first make clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside of them also may be clean. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitened sepulchers, which without appear beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. So also you outwardly appear to men to be just, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the sepulchers of the righteous, and say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. So then you testify against yourselves, that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets. Do you also fill up the measure of your fathers. Serpents, generation of vipers, how can you escape the condemnation of hell? For this reason, behold, I send you prophets and wise men and scribes; and some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city; that upon you may come all the righteous blood which has been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just to the blood of Zachariah, the son of Barachiah, whom you slew between the temple and the altar.

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be seasoned with salt. Salt is good; but if the salt shall have become saltless, by what means will you season it? Have salt in your selves, and be at peace with one another.






And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?

for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed;

arose from supper, and laid aside his garments, and taking a towel, he girded himself.

And having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced, when they saw the Lord.

Then he said to Thomas: Reach hither your finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither your hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.




And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and his fame went throughout the whole of that region. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he entered the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and stood up to read. read more.
And the volume of Isaiah the prophet was given to him: and when he had unrolled the volume, he found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free the oppressed;


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.

And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? And when Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners.

And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answered arid said to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to repentance.

Is any one among you sick? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil, in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick; and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be restored to health: the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.


And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?


And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. read more.
But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will they fast. No one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old bottles; if so, the bottles burst, and the wine runs out, and the bottles are lost. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

And it came to pass, as Jesus reclined at table in his house, that many publicans and sinners reclined with him and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? And when Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners. read more.
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees were in the habit of fasting; and they came, and said to him: Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can not fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they will fast in those days. No one sews a patch of new cloth on an old garment; if so, the new piece which fills it up, takes from the old, and a worse rent is made. And no one puts new wine into old bottles; if so, the new wine bursts the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles are destroyed. But new wine must be put into new bottles.

And Levi made him a great feast at his own house; and there was a great multitude of publicans and others, who reclined at table with them. And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answered arid said to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. read more.
I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to repentance. And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink? And he said to them: Can you make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them; then shall they fast in those days. And he spoke also a parable to them: No one patches an old garment with a piece taken from a new garment. If so, the new tears it, and the patch from the new suits not the old. And no one puts new wine into old bottles; if so, the new wine will burst the bottles, and it will be spilled,. and the bottles will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both will be preserved. And no one, after drinking old wine, immediately desires new; for he says: The old is better.


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.


But when the Pharisee who had invited him, saw it, he said within himself: This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what sort of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner.

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?

And all the publicans and the sinners came near to him to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receives sinners, and eats with them.



And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?

But if he refuse to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he also refuse to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican.

Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to him, The first. Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same? And if you salute your brethren only, in what do you excel? Do not even the publicans so?



And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?


The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom you slew by hanging him on a tree. Him has God exalted to his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, in order to give to Israel repentance and remission of sins:

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.

And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? And when Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners.

And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answered arid said to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to repentance.


But when the Pharisee who had invited him, saw it, he said within himself: This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what sort of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner.

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.



And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?

But if he refuse to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he also refuse to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican.

Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to him, The first. Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.