Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And if you call upon Him as [your] Father Who judges each one impartially according to what he does, [then] you should conduct yourselves with true reverence throughout the time of your temporary residence [on the earth, whether long or short].


Lord, make me to know my end and [to appreciate] the measure of my days -- "what it is; let me know and realize how frail I am [how transient is my stay here].

In those days Hezekiah became deadly ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.

[There is no exemption] but he who is joined to all the living has hope -- "for a living dog is better than a dead lion.




O that they were wise and would see through this [present triumph] to their ultimate fate!

O look away from me and spare me, that I may recover cheerfulness and encouraging strength and know gladness before I go and am no more!


Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. Yes, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all; yet let him [seriously] remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. All that comes is vanity (emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility)!

For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness [to Your promises; their probation is at an end, their destiny is sealed]. The living, the living -- "they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.

Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning, And be like men who are waiting for their master to return home from the marriage feast, so that when he returns from the wedding and comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately. Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are those servants whom the master finds awake and alert and watching when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them recline at table and will come and serve them!



Lord, make me to know my end and [to appreciate] the measure of my days -- "what it is; let me know and realize how frail I am [how transient is my stay here].



Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

Remember [earnestly] also your Creator [that you are not your own, but His property now] in the days of your youth, before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], I have no enjoyment in them -- "


I mean, brethren, the appointed time has been winding down and it has grown very short. From now on, let even those who have wives be as if they had none,




Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];


O that they were wise and would see through this [present triumph] to their ultimate fate!






Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this Your people who are so great?

Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,










Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this Your people who are so great?

Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,