Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



The day following Jesus having a mind to go into Galilee, met with Philip, and said to him, follow me.

Now as Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea: for they were fishermen. and he said to them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men: so they immediately left their nets, and followed him. read more.
Going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were in a bark with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and Jesus having called them, they immediately left the bark with their father, and followed him.

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.

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; the first is Simon, who is called Peter, then Andrew his brother, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican, James the son of Alpheus, and Labbeus, whose sirname was Thaddeus, Simon the zelot, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

At length he went up a mountain, and having appointed a select company to attend him, they came to him. then he chose twelve of them to be near his person, and afterwards to be gospel-missionaries. with full power to heal diseases, and dispossess demons. read more.
these were Simon, whom he sirnam'd Peter, James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, (whom he had named Boanerges, that is to say, sons of thunder.) Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

when it was day, he called his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom he stiled missionarys: Simon, (to whom he gave the name of Peter) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon surnamed the Zelot, read more.
Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who prov'd the traitor.




Now as Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea: for they were fishermen. and he said to them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men: so they immediately left their nets, and followed him. read more.
Going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were in a bark with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and Jesus having called them, they immediately left the bark with their father, and followed him.

At length he went up a mountain, and having appointed a select company to attend him, they came to him. then he chose twelve of them to be near his person, and afterwards to be gospel-missionaries. with full power to heal diseases, and dispossess demons. read more.
these were Simon, whom he sirnam'd Peter, James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, (whom he had named Boanerges, that is to say, sons of thunder.) Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.


Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea: (for they were fishers) and Jesus said to them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

After this Jesus left the place, and seeing a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, he said to him, follow me.

when it was day, he called his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom he stiled missionarys: Simon, (to whom he gave the name of Peter) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon surnamed the Zelot,


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.




therefore, whoever heareth these instructions of mine, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the prudent man, who built his house upon a rock:

and the disciples went, and having done as Jesus commanded them,

the disciples then did as Jesus appointed, and made ready the passover.

master, said Simon, we have toil'd all the night, without any prize: however, since you give the word, I will throw the net.

I will show you, who that man is like, who comes to me, and practises what I prescribe.

these Jesus order'd the waiters to fill with water. so they filled them up to the brim.

no sooner she heard that, but she arose with all speed, and came to him.


they answered him, no. and he said to them, cast the net on the right side of the vessel, and ye shall find. so they cast it, and it was so full of fish they were not able to draw it.





After this Jesus left the place, and seeing a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, he said to him, follow me. immediately he rose up, left all his affairs, and became his disciple.

Another time as he was by the sea-side, the people came all crowding to him, and he instructed them. as he passed along, he saw Levi the son of Alpheus, sitting at the custom-house, and said to him, follow me. accordingly he arose and followed him.


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.


James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican, James the son of Alpheus, and Labbeus, whose sirname was Thaddeus, Simon the zelot,

Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite,

When they were arrived there, they went up into an upper room, where Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, Simon the Zelot, and Judas the brother of James used to resort,

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.

Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon surnamed the Zelot,

as he passed along, he saw Levi the son of Alpheus, sitting at the custom-house, and said to him, follow me. accordingly he arose and followed him. 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.

After this Jesus left the place, and seeing a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, he said to him, follow me. immediately he rose up, left all his affairs, and became his disciple. Levi having prepared a handsom entertainment in his own house for him, a great number of publicans, and others, were likewise at table.


James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican, James the son of Alpheus, and Labbeus, whose sirname was Thaddeus, Simon the zelot,

When they were arrived there, they went up into an upper room, where Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, Simon the Zelot, and Judas the brother of James used to resort,


Levi having prepared a handsom entertainment in his own house for him, a great number of publicans, and others, were likewise at table.




therefore, whoever heareth these instructions of mine, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the prudent man, who built his house upon a rock:

and the disciples went, and having done as Jesus commanded them,

the disciples then did as Jesus appointed, and made ready the passover.

master, said Simon, we have toil'd all the night, without any prize: however, since you give the word, I will throw the net.

I will show you, who that man is like, who comes to me, and practises what I prescribe.

these Jesus order'd the waiters to fill with water. so they filled them up to the brim.

no sooner she heard that, but she arose with all speed, and came to him.


they answered him, no. and he said to them, cast the net on the right side of the vessel, and ye shall find. so they cast it, and it was so full of fish they were not able to draw it.




James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican, James the son of Alpheus, and Labbeus, whose sirname was Thaddeus, Simon the zelot,



After this Jesus left the place, and seeing a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, he said to him, follow me.





Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea: (for they were fishers) and Jesus said to them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. immediately they quitted their nets, and followed him. read more.
when he had gone a little further, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the bark mending their nets. whereupon he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the people he had hired, and went after him.

After this Jesus left the place, and seeing a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house, he said to him, follow me. immediately he rose up, left all his affairs, and became his disciple.

then having brought their boats to shore, they left every thing, and followed him.