Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path.

Upon the path of the lawless, do not thou enter, and do not advance in the way of the wicked: Avoid it, do not pass thereon - turn from it, and depart.



Our soul, as a bird, hath escaped from the snare of the fowlers, The snare, is broken, and, we, are escaped:

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path. For, their feet, to mischief, do run, and haste to the shedding of blood. Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings!

Until an arrow cleaveth his liver, as a bird hasteth into a snare, and knoweth not, that, for his life, it is!


For, of these, are they who enter into the houses, and captivate silly women, women laden with sins, led on by manifold covetings,

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all.


For, of these, are they who enter into the houses, and captivate silly women, women laden with sins, led on by manifold covetings,

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all.




Her heads, for a bribe, pronounce sentence, and, her priests, for a price, give direction, and, her prophets, for silver, divine, - yet, on Yahweh, they lean, saying, Is not, Yahweh, in our midst? there shall not come upon us, calamity.

And, the dogs, are greedy they know not to be satisfied. Yea, they, are shepherds who know not to discern, - All of them unto their own way, have turned, Every man to his unjust gain, on every hand:


All the day, he greatly craveth, whereas, the righteous, giveth, and doth not spare.

All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil;

Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!


And one from amongst the multitude said unto him - Teacher! bid my brother divide with me the inheritance. But, he, said unto him - Man! who hath appointed me a judge or divider over you? And he said unto them - Mind and be guarding yourselves from all covetousness; for not, in one's abundance, doth his life spring out of his possessions. read more.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying - A certain rich man's estate, bare well. And he began to deliberate within himself, saying - What shall I do? because I have not where I can gather my fruits. And he said - This, will I do, - I will pull down my barns, and, greater ones, build, and gather, there, all my wheat and good things; and will say to my soul - Soul! thou hast many good things lying by for many years: be taking thy rest, eat, drink,be making merry! But God said unto him - Simple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be? So, is he that is laying up treasure for himself, and is not rich, towards God.

All ye beasts of the field! come ye to devour, All ye beasts in the forest. His watchmen, are blind None of them, know, All of them, are dumb dogs, they cannot bark, - Dreaming, sleeping, loving to slumber. And, the dogs, are greedy they know not to be satisfied. Yea, they, are shepherds who know not to discern, - All of them unto their own way, have turned, Every man to his unjust gain, on every hand: read more.
Come ye! I will fetch wine Let us fill ourselves with strong drink, - And like this day, shall, to-morrow be - Great beyond measure!



Alas for them who join house to house, Field to field, bring they near, - Until there is no room, But ye are left to dwell alone in the midst of the land. In mine ears, said Yahweh of hosts, - Verily, houses in abundance, shall become, a desolation, Large and fair, without inhabitant; For, ten yokes of vineyard, shall yield one bath, - And the seed of a homer, shall yield an ephah,

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path. For, their feet, to mischief, do run, and haste to the shedding of blood. Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings! Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life. Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!


My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path. For, their feet, to mischief, do run, and haste to the shedding of blood. Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings! Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life. Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!

Shall not, these, all of them, against him, take up - a taunt, a mocking poem, enigmatical sentences - concerning him? And say - Alas! for him who maketh abundance in what is not his own, How long? that he should be burdening himself with heavy debts? Will not thy creditors, suddenly rise up? and they who shall violently shake thee, all at once become active? Then shalt thou serve for booties, unto them! Because, thou, hast plundered many nations, all the residue of the peoples, shall plunder thee, - for shedding Human blood, and doing violence to the earth, to the city, and to all who dwell therein. read more.
Alas! for him who extorteth an extortion of wrong for his own house, - that he may set on high his nest, that he may be delivered from the grasp of calamity. Thou hast counseled shame to thy house - making an end of many peoples, and endangering thine own life. Surely, the stone out of the wall, will make outcry, - and, the tie out of the timber, will answer it. Alas! for him who buildeth a city with deeds of blood, - and establisheth a town with perversity. Lo! is it not from Yahweh of hosts - that peoples labour for fire, and, populations, for emptiness, weary themselves? For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, - as, the waters, cover the sea. Alas! for him who causeth his neighbour to drink, from the goblet of thy fury, and also, making him drunk, - to the end thou mayest gloat over their parts of shame. Thou art sated with contempt, more than glory, drink, thou too, and expose thy person, - the cup of the right hand of Yahweh, shall come round unto thee, and ignominious filth be upon thy glory; For, the violence done to Lebanon, shall cover thee, and wasting by wild beasts shall cause them terror, - for shedding Human blood, and doing violence to the earth, to the city, and to all who dwell therein.

Cursed, be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say - Amen. Cursed, be he that taketh a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say - Amen.

What occasion have ye, to be using this proverb, concerning the so of Israel, saying, - Fathers eat sour grapes, And the children's teeth are blunted? As I live, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, Surely ye shall have occasion no longer to use this proverb, in Israel. Lo! as for all persons, mine they are, As the person of the father, so also the person of the son, mine they are, - The person that sinneth, the same shall die. read more.
But when, any man, shall be righteous, and do justice and righteousness: Upon the mountains, hath not eaten, And his eyes, hath not lifted up unto the manufactured gods of the house of Israel, And the wife of his neighbour, hath not defiled, And unto a woman during her removal, hath not approached; And no man, hath treated with violence, But his debt-pledge, hath restored. Plunder, hath not seized, - His bread - to the famished, hath given, And the naked, hath covered with clothing; Upon interest, hath not put out his money. And increase, hath not accepted, From dishonesty, hath turned back his hand, - Justice in truth, hath doze, between man and man; In my statutes, hath walked. And my regulations, hath observed to do them in truth, Righteous, he is, He shall surely live, Declareth My Lord. Yahweh. But he hath begotten a son Who is a violent man A shedder of blood,- Who doeth the like of any of these things; Whereas he, none of those other things, doeth, For indeed upon the mountains, he hath eaten, And the wife of his neighbour, hath defiled; The oppressed and the needy, hath treated with violence, Hath ruthlessly plundered, The pledge, hath not restored, But unto the manufactured gods, hath lifted up his eyes, Abomination, hath wrought; Upon interest, hath put out. And increase, hath accepted - , And shall he live? He shall not live All these abominations, he hath done, He shall surely be put to death, His blood, upon himself, shall be.



But indeed, there was none like Ahab, who sold himself to do the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, - whom Jezebel his wife goaded on;

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all.

son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying: Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and gave thee to be leader over my people Israel, - and yet thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and caused, my people Israel, to sin, provoking me to anger with their sins,


He that robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, companion, is he to one who wasteth.

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path. For, their feet, to mischief, do run, and haste to the shedding of blood. Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings! Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life. Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!

And, he that stealeth a man of the sons of Israel, and selleth him, or he be found in his hand, shall, surely be put to death.


He saith unto him, Which? Jesus, said - These: Thou shalt not commit murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, - Thou shalt not bear false witness;

Nothing to any, be owing - save to be loving one another; for, he that loveth his neighbour, hath given to, law, its fulfillment. For, this - Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou shall not commit murder, Thou shall not steal, Thou shall not covet, and if there is any different commandment, in this word, is summed up, namely- Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

For, he that hath said - Do not commit adultery, hath also said - Do not commit murder, - now, if thou dost not commit adultery, but dost commit murder, thou hast become a transgressor of law.

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; read more.
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path.

Then were questioning him, soldiers also, saying - What shall, even we, do? And he said unto them - Molest ye, no one, neither accuse falsely; and be content with your supplies.

Be putting them in mind, unto rulerships, unto authorities, to be in submission, to be yielding to rule, for every good work, to be, prepared, To be defaming, no one, to be, averse to strife, considerate, shewing, all, meekness unto all men.