Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible







neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

so no man pours new wine into old skins, for that would burst them, and then both would be lost: but new wine must be put into new skins.

nor will any one put new wine into old skins: if they do, the new wine will burst the skins, and wine and skins be all lost. but new wine must be put into new skins, and both will be preserv'd.


neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

so no man pours new wine into old skins, for that would burst them, and then both would be lost: but new wine must be put into new skins.


Being imbark'd, he pass'd over, and came to his own town, where they brought a man on a bed, lying sick of the palsy: and Jesus perceiving their faith, said to the paralytic, take courage, my son, thy sins are forgiven. whereupon certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemes. read more.
and Jesus perceiving their reflections, said, why do you entertain so bad an opinion? for is it not as easy to say, thy sins are forgiven? as to say, arise, and walk? only it was fit you should know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins: arise, then, said he, to the paralytic, take up thy bed, and march home. and he arose, and returned to his family. at this the multitude were amazed, and glorified God, for having communicated such power to men. As Jesus left that place, he saw one Matthew by name, sitting at the customhouse: and said to him, follow me. and he rose and followed him. and while Jesus was at table in Matthew's house, several publicans and loose people happen'd to come in, who sat down with him and his disciples. which the Pharisees observing, why, said they to his disciples, is your master so familiar with publicans and such loose people? Jesus hearing that, said to them, they that are in health don't want a physician, but they that are sick. go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners. Then John's disciples came to him and said, why do the Pharisees, as well as we, observe so many fasts, and your disciples keep none? Jesus answer'd them, can the bride-men mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? the day indeed will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will be the time to fast. new cloth is never patch'd upon an old garment: for the patch will draw the garment, and rend it still worse. neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved. Whilst he thus entertain'd them, the ruler of the synagogue came and made his address to him, saying, my daughter is upon the point of death: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. so Jesus arose, together with his disciples, and follow'd him. When a woman, who had been troubled with an hemorrhage twelve years, came behind him, and touch'd the hem of his garment. for she said within her self, if I do but touch his garment, I shall be cured: but Jesus turned about, and looking upon her, said, daughter lay aside your fears, thy faith hath cured thee: and the woman was cured from that instant. When Jesus came to the ruler's house, he found a set of flute-players and a crowd of people making a lamentable cry, and he said to them, withdraw, for the maid is not dead, but asleep. and they treated him with contemptuous laughter. but when the company were turn'd out, he went in, and grasping her hand, the maid rose up. the fame whereof was spread over all the country.

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute for the temple came to Peter, and said, does not your master pay tribute?

As soon as they were come to Capernaum, he entred into the synagogue, and it being the sabbath, instructed them. and they were astonished at his manner of preaching: for he spoke with an air of authority, and not as the Scribes. now there was in their synagogue a demoniack, who cried out, ah, read more.
what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to torment us? I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God. and Jesus threatned him, be mute, said he, and come out. and when the unclean spirit had thrown him into convulsions, with a loud cry, he came out of him. at which they were all so amazed, that they ask'd one another, what's the meaning of all this? what new doctrine is here? for he commands with authority even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. upon this his fame immediately spread abroad over all the region of Galilee. As soon as they were come out of the synagogue, they went with James and John into the house of Simon and Andrew, where Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, who presently acquainted Jesus with it. and he came, and taking her by the hand, lift her up; upon which the fever immediately left her, and she served them at table. In the evening, when the sun was set, they brought to him many diseased, and several demoniacks. the whole town being assembled before the door. and he healed many that were variously affected with diseases, and cast out many demons, not allowing them to say that they knew him. On the morrow rising up, while it was yet dark, he went out, and retired into a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon, and the rest of his company, followed after him. and when they had found him, they said, the people are seeking for you. and he said unto them, let us go into the neighbouring villages, that I may preach there likewise, for that was the design of my coming. and he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out demons. And there came a leper to him, who fell on his knees, and thus address'd him, "if you will, you can heal me." Jesus then mov'd with compassion, held out his hand, and touching him, said, I will, be thou healed. and while he was speaking, the leprosy left him in an instant, and he was cur'd. immediately Jesus sent him away, severely charging him, have a care, said he, how you take the least notice of this to any man: but go, show your self to the priest, and offer for your cure what Moses commanded, that this may serve as a testimony against them. but as soon as he was gone, he began freely to talk of it, and blazed it about every where, so that Jesus could not go publickly into the city any more, but stay'd in the out parts, which were not much frequented, where people came to him from every quarter.

Another time he entred into the synagogue, when a man was there who had a withered hand. the Pharisees watched Jesus, to see if he would heal him on the sabbath-day, that so they might accuse him. he said then to the man who had the withered hand, rise and stand there in the midst. read more.
and he ask'd them, is it allowed to do good, or to do mischief on the sabbath-days? to save life, or to kill? but they were very silent. then he looking with indignation at those about him, being concern'd at their disingenuous perverse temper, he said to the man, stretch out your hand, which he did, and his hand become sound. upon this the Pharisees withdrew, and immediately enter'd into a conspiracy with the Herodians to take away his life.

When he had finished this discourse to the populous audience, he entred into Capernaum, where a certain centurion had a servant whom he greatly valued, lying sick and ready to die. this centurion having heard of Jesus's fame, sent several elders of the Jews to intreat him to come, and recover his servant. read more.
accordingly they came to Jesus and earnestly pressed him, saying, he very well deserves you should do him this favour; for he loves our nation, and hath built us a synagogue at his own charge. then Jesus went with him, and when he was advanced near the house, the centurion sent some of his friends to him, saying, "Lord, don't give yourself the trouble of coming, I don't deserve you should honour my house with your presence. nor did I think myself worthy to attend you: speak but the word, and my servant shall be cured. for though I am subject to authority, I have soldiers under me: I bid one go, and he goes: I bid another come, and he comes: I bid my servant do this, and he does it." when Jesus heard this, he admired the man, and turning about, he said to the people, that followed him, I assure you, I have not met with such an instance of faith even among the Jews themselves. and they that were sent, being return'd to the house, they found the servant, who had been sick, in good health.

Jesus went therefore a second time to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. now a certain nobleman was there, whose son was sick at Capernaum. who having heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went there to desire him to come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. but Jesus said to him, except you see signs and miracles, you will not believe. read more.
the nobleman said to him, sir, pray come down before my child be dead. go thy way, said Jesus: thy son is well. and the man believed what Jesus had said to him, and went his way. as he was upon the road, his servants met him, and acquainted him, that his son was well. then he enquired of them the hour when he began to mend: and they answered, yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. so the father knew that it was at the very same hour, at which Jesus said to him, thy son is well. and he himself believed, and all his family.

they cross'd the sea to Capernaum: now when it was dark, Jesus was not come to them: but the sea ran high, by reason of the wind that blew hard. so when they had rowed about five and twenty, or thirty furlongs, seeing Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh to the ship, they were frightned. read more.
but he said to them, it is I, be not afraid. then they readily received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they were bound. The day following, the people who stay'd on the other side of the sea, perceiving that there had been only that single vessel in which his disciples were embark'd, that Jesus did not embark with his disciples, but that his disciples were gone away alone: (however, there came other barks from Tiberias, nigh the place where they had eaten bread, after the Lord had given thanks.) the people likewise seeing that Jesus was not in those barks, nor his disciples, went on board them, and cross'd to Capernaum in quest of Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, master, when did you arrive here?

These things said Jesus in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.


and while Jesus was at table in Matthew's house, several publicans and loose people happen'd to come in, who sat down with him and his disciples. which the Pharisees observing, why, said they to his disciples, is your master so familiar with publicans and such loose people? Jesus hearing that, said to them, they that are in health don't want a physician, but they that are sick. read more.
go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners. Then John's disciples came to him and said, why do the Pharisees, as well as we, observe so many fasts, and your disciples keep none? Jesus answer'd them, can the bride-men mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? the day indeed will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will be the time to fast. new cloth is never patch'd upon an old garment: for the patch will draw the garment, and rend it still worse. neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

at length as Jesus sat at table in Levi's house, several publicans and loose people sat down likewise in company with Jesus, and his disciples: for a good number of them had followed him. when the Scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with such a crew, they ask'd his disciples, what's the meaning that he is so familiar with people of such a wretched character? Jesus hearing this, said to them, they that are in health, have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners. read more.
It was customary for the Pharisees, and the disciples of John, to fast; they came therefore and ask'd him, why do John's disciples, and the Pharisees fast so frequently, and not your disciples? Jesus answered, can the bridemen fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. but the time will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast. indeed no man ever sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment: because the new piece that is patch'd on, draws the old, and rends it still worse. so no man pours new wine into old skins, for that would burst them, and then both would be lost: but new wine must be put into new skins.

Levi having prepared a handsom entertainment in his own house for him, a great number of publicans, and others, were likewise at table. but the Scribes and Pharisees of that place reproach'd his disciples, and said, why do ye eat and drink with publicans and scandalous people? but Jesus replied, they that are in health don't want a physician: but they that are sick. read more.
I came not to call saints, but sinners to repentance. Then they ask'd him, how comes it that John's disciples, and likewise those of the Pharisees, are frequently fasting and praying, while yours are employed in eating and drinking? to which he answered, would you have the bridemen fast, while the bridegroom is with them? however, the time will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they will have occasions enow of fasting. Besides, he applied this similitude to them. no man, said he, puts a piece of new cloth upon an old coat: if he does, the new will strain the old, and they will by no means suit one another. nor will any one put new wine into old skins: if they do, the new wine will burst the skins, and wine and skins be all lost. but new wine must be put into new skins, and both will be preserv'd. so no-body that has been drinking old wine, will immediately call for new: for 'tis his maxim, "the old is best."


Let your actions then show your repentance: and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham:

Don't think that I am come to abolish the law or the prophets: I am not come to abolish, but to complete them. I assure you, heaven and earth may as well cease to be, as that one jot or one tittle of the law should fail of its completion. whoever therefore shall break any commandment, tho' of the least importance, and shall teach men so to do, shall not have the least admittance into the kingdom of the Messias: but whoever shall do and teach them, he shall be great in the kingdom of the Messias.

Ye have heard that it has been said to the antients, "Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill, shall be punish'd by the tribunal." but I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be punish'd by the tribunal: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be punish'd by the Sanhedrim: but whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be punish'd by the fire of Gehenna. When therefore you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has reason to be displeas'd with you: read more.
leave your gift before the altar, go, and first of all reconcile yourself to your brother; then come to offer your gift. endeavour to win your adversary, even whilst you are in the way: left the adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be thrown into jayl. I assure you, you will not be discharged till you have paid to the very last farthing. Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," but I tell you, that whosoever looks on a woman with impure desires is already guilty of approving the fact. If your right eye insnare you, it is better to pull it out, and to suffer the loss of that single part, than that thy whole body should be cast into Gehenna. and if thy right hand insnare thee, it is better to saw it off, and to suffer the loss of that single part, than that thy whole body should be thrown into Gehenna. It hath been said, whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce. but I say unto you, whoever shall put away his wife, except in the case of adultery, is the occasion of her being an adulteress, and he that shall marry her is an adulterer. Again, ye have heard that it hath been said to the antients, "Thou shalt not for swear thy self, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths." but I say unto 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. neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. but let your communication be, yes, yes; no, no: for whatever goes beyond this, is evil. Ye have heard that it hath been said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." but I say unto you, don't return evil for evil; on the contrary, if any one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other likewise. and if any man will go to law with you, to have your coat, let him have your cloke too. and if any one will press you to go a mile with him, go with him the other two. give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away. You have heard that it hath been said, "you shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy:" but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who traduce you, and persecute you:

new cloth is never patch'd upon an old garment: for the patch will draw the garment, and rend it still worse. neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.



neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

so no man pours new wine into old skins, for that would burst them, and then both would be lost: but new wine must be put into new skins.




but this I tell you, I shall not drink any more wine with you from this time forth to the day, when I shall drink with you, of the spiritual wine, in my father's kingdom.


neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.



neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

so no man pours new wine into old skins, for that would burst them, and then both would be lost: but new wine must be put into new skins.





but this I tell you, I shall not drink any more wine with you from this time forth to the day, when I shall drink with you, of the spiritual wine, in my father's kingdom.





neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

nor will any one put new wine into old skins: if they do, the new wine will burst the skins, and wine and skins be all lost. but new wine must be put into new skins, and both will be preserv'd.







neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.

nor will any one put new wine into old skins: if they do, the new wine will burst the skins, and wine and skins be all lost. but new wine must be put into new skins, and both will be preserv'd.