Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



When the heathen heard this they were delighted, and praised God's message, and all who were destined for eternal life believed,

The Jewish believers who had come with Peter were amazed because the gift of the holy Spirit had been showered upon the heathen too,

But as they contradicted and abused him, he shook his clothes in protest, and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am not to blame for it! After this I will go to the heathen."


The apostles and brothers all over Judea heard that the heathen had also accepted God's message,

After a long discussion, Peter got up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God chose that of you all I should be the one from whose lips the heathen should hear the message of the good news and believe it.

"Understand then that this message of God's salvation has been sent to the heathen. They will listen to it!"

including us whom he has called not only from among the Jews but from among the heathen?

and causing the heathen to praise God for his mercy; as the Scripture says, "I will give thanks to you for this among the heathen, And sing in honor of your name."





When the heathen heard this they were delighted, and praised God's message, and all who were destined for eternal life believed,

The Jewish believers who had come with Peter were amazed because the gift of the holy Spirit had been showered upon the heathen too,

But as they contradicted and abused him, he shook his clothes in protest, and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am not to blame for it! After this I will go to the heathen."


The apostles and brothers all over Judea heard that the heathen had also accepted God's message,

After a long discussion, Peter got up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God chose that of you all I should be the one from whose lips the heathen should hear the message of the good news and believe it.

"Understand then that this message of God's salvation has been sent to the heathen. They will listen to it!"

including us whom he has called not only from among the Jews but from among the heathen?

and causing the heathen to praise God for his mercy; as the Scripture says, "I will give thanks to you for this among the heathen, And sing in honor of your name."







so that the people were astonished to see the dumb speak, the lame walk, and the blind see. And they praised the God of Israel.

But after further threats they let them go, as they could find no way to punish them, on account of the people, who were all giving honor to God for what had happened,

and they cried in a loud voice, "Our deliverance is the work of our God who is seated on the throne, and of the Lamb!"

After that I heard what sounded like the loud shout of a great multitude in heaven saying, "Praise the Lord! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God,















The four animals have each of them six wings, and they are covered with eyes all over and underneath their wings. And day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and is coming."









The four animals have each of them six wings, and they are covered with eyes all over and underneath their wings. And day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and is coming."





to whom God has chosen to make known among the heathen how glorious this mystery of Christ in you, the promise of glorification, really is.

To him who can make you strong by the good news I bring and the preaching about Jesus Christ, through the disclosure of the secret kept back for long ages but now revealed, and at the command of the eternal God made known through the writings of the prophets to all the heathen, to lead them to obedience and faith??27 to the one wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ. Amen.

But thank God! he always leads me in his triumphal train, through Christ, and spreads the perfume of knowledge of him everywhere through me as his censer-bearer.


Then war broke out in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting with the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought but they were defeated, and there was no place for them any longer in heaven. So the great dragon, the ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

Then I saw a great white throne with a being seated on it from whose presence earth and sky fled so far that they could not be found.


After that I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind should blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.

When he broke the sixth seal I saw that there was a great earthquake. The sun turned black as sackcloth; the full moon became like blood; the stars of the sky fell upon the earth just as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when it is shaken by a strong wind; the sky was torn apart and rolled up like a roll; and every mountain and island was dislodged from its place.

Then another angel with a gold censer came and stood at the altar, and he was given a great quantity of incense so that he might mingle it with the prayers of all the saints on the altar of gold that stood before the throne. So the smoke of the incense went up before God from the angel's hand for the prayers of his people. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar, and emptied it upon the earth, and there followed peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. read more.
Then the seven angels with the seven trumpets prepared to blow them. The first blew his trumpet, and there was a storm of hail and fire mixed with blood, and it fell upon the earth, and one third of the earth was burned up, and one third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and what looked like a great mountain ablaze with fire was thrown into the sea, and one third of the sea turned into blood, and one third of all the live creatures in the sea perished, and one third of the ships were destroyed. Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and there fell from the sky a great star blazing like a torch, and it fell upon one third of the streams and the springs of water. The star is called Apsinthus, that is, Wormwood. Then one third of the waters turned to wormwood, and numbers of people died of the waters, for they had turned bitter. Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and one third of the sun was blasted, and one third of the moon and one third of the stars, so that one third of them were darkened, and there was no light for one third of the day and of the night.

Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen on the earth from the sky. He was given the key to the pit of the abyss, and he opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke like the smoke of a great furnace poured up out of the pit, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit.

And this was how the horses and their riders looked in my vision: Their breast-plates were fire red, dark blue, and yellow. The horses' heads were like lions' heads, and fire, smoke, and sulphur poured from their mouths. One third of mankind were killed by these three plagues??he fire, smoke, and sulphur that poured from their mouths. For the power of the horses lay in their mouths and their tails; their tails were like snakes, and they had heads with which they hurt people.

Then I saw another mighty angel descend from heaven. He was clothed in a cloud, and a rainbow encircled his head. His face was like the sun, his legs were like pillars of fire, and he had a little scroll open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he uttered a great shout like the roar of a lion; and when he shouted, the seven thunders raised their voices. read more.
When the seven thunders had spoken I was going to write it down, but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said! Do not write it down!" Then the angel, whom I had seen standing on the sea and on the land, raised his right hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, that there should be no more delay,

They have the power to shut up the sky, so that no rain will fall during the days when they are prophesying, and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to smite the earth with any plague whenever they please.

Then a great portent appeared in the sky?? woman clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was soon to have a child, and she cried out with pain and agony in giving birth to it. Another portent appeared in the sky??here was a great fire-red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven diadems on his heads. read more.
His tail swept away one third of the stars of heaven and flung them down upon the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth to a child in order to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Then I saw another great, marvelous portent in heaven. There were seven angels with seven plagues which are to be the last, for they complete the expression of God's wrath. And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and standing upon the sea of glass those who had come off victorious from the animal and its statue and the number corresponding to its name. They had harps that God had given them, and they were singing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your doings, Lord God Almighty! Upright and true are your ways, King of the Ages! read more.
Who will not fear and give glory to your name, Lord? For you alone are holy. All the heathen will come and worship before you, for the justice of your sentences has now been shown."

The fourth emptied his bowl upon the sun, and it was allowed to scorch mankind with its heat,

The seventh emptied his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is all over!" Then there were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, and there was a great earthquake; there has never been such an earthquake since man first existed upon the earth, it was so great. The great city broke into three pieces, the cities of the heathen fell, and God remembered to give mighty Babylon the cup of the wine of his fierce anger. read more.
Every island vanished, the mountains disappeared, huge hailstones of immense weight fell on mankind from heaven, and men reviled God because of the plague of hail, the plague of it was so terrible.

Then I saw heaven thrown open and there appeared a white horse. His rider was called Faithful and True, and he judges and wages war in uprightness. His eyes blazed like fire. There were many diadems on his head, and there was a name written on him which no one knew but himself. The garment he wore was spattered with blood, and his name was the Word of God. read more.
The armies of heaven followed him mounted on white horses and clothed in pure white linen. From his mouth came a sharp sword with which he is to strike down the heathen. He will shepherd them with a staff of iron, and will tread the winepress of the fierce anger of God Almighty. On his clothing and his thigh he has this title written: King of kings and Lord of lords. Then I saw an angel standing on the sun, and shouting in a loud voice to all the birds that fly in midair, "Come! Gather for God's great banquet, and eat the bodies of kings, commanders, and mighty men, of horses and their riders??he bodies of all men, slaves and freemen, high and low."


Suddenly there appeared with the angel a throng of the heavenly army, praising God, saying, "Glory to God in heaven and on earth! Peace to the men he favors!"








After that I saw a great crowd which no one could count from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and they cried in a loud voice, "Our deliverance is the work of our God who is seated on the throne, and of the Lamb!" Then all the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four animals, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, read more.
saying, "Amen! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen!"

And I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of great waters, and loud peals of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing on their harps. They were singing a new song before the throne and the four animals and the elders, and no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been ransomed from the earth.




The four animals have each of them six wings, and they are covered with eyes all over and underneath their wings. And day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and is coming." And whenever the animals offer glory, honor, and thanksgiving to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne, and worship him who lives forever and ever, and they throw down their crowns before the throne, and say, read more.
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory, honor, and power, for you created all things; by your will they existed and were created."

Then they sang a new song: "You deserve to take the roll and open its seals, for you have been slaughtered, and with your blood have bought for God men from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation, and have made them a kingdom of priests for our God, and they are to reign over the earth." Then in my vision I heard the voices of many angels surrounding the throne, the animals, and the elders, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, read more.
saying in a loud voice, "The Lamb that was slaughtered deserves to receive power, wealth, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing." Then I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, underneath the earth, and on the sea, and all that they contain, say, "Blessing, honor, glory, and power to him who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever!" The four animals said, "Amen!" And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Then the twenty-four elders who were seated on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, "We give you thanks, Lord God Almighty, who are and were, because you have assumed your great power and begun to reign.

and they were singing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your doings, Lord God Almighty! Upright and true are your ways, King of the Ages! Who will not fear and give glory to your name, Lord? For you alone are holy. All the heathen will come and worship before you, for the justice of your sentences has now been shown."

After that I heard what sounded like the loud shout of a great multitude in heaven saying, "Praise the Lord! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God, for his judgments are sound and upright. For he has passed judgment upon the great idolatress who corrupted the earth with her idolatry, and he has avenged the blood of his slaves upon her!" Then they said again, "Praise the Lord! For smoke will go up from her forever and ever!" read more.
Then the twenty-four elders and the four animals fell down and worshiped God who was seated upon the throne. "Amen!" they said, "Praise the Lord!" And there came a voice from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all you slaves of his, high and low, who fear him!" Then I heard what sounded like the shout of a great multitude and the noise of many waters and the sound of mighty thunders, saying, "Praise the Lord; for the Lord our God, the Almighty now reigns! Let us be glad and triumphant and give him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.


and they were singing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your doings, Lord God Almighty! Upright and true are your ways, King of the Ages! Who will not fear and give glory to your name, Lord? For you alone are holy. All the heathen will come and worship before you, for the justice of your sentences has now been shown."





The four animals have each of them six wings, and they are covered with eyes all over and underneath their wings. And day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and is coming."


That is why God has so greatly exalted him, and given him the name above all others, so that in the name of Jesus everyone should kneel, in heaven and on earth and in the underworld, and everyone should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, and thus glorify God the Father.


For the Scripture says, "As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bend before me, And every tongue will make its confession to God."


I will make some who belong to that synagogue of Satan and claim to be Jews when they are not so, but are lying?? will make them come and bow down at your feet, and learn that I loved you.






That is why God has so greatly exalted him, and given him the name above all others, so that in the name of Jesus everyone should kneel, in heaven and on earth and in the underworld, and everyone should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, and thus glorify God the Father.


For the Scripture says, "As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bend before me, And every tongue will make its confession to God."


I will make some who belong to that synagogue of Satan and claim to be Jews when they are not so, but are lying?? will make them come and bow down at your feet, and learn that I loved you.












Then I saw another great, marvelous portent in heaven. There were seven angels with seven plagues which are to be the last, for they complete the expression of God's wrath. And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and standing upon the sea of glass those who had come off victorious from the animal and its statue and the number corresponding to its name. They had harps that God had given them, and they were singing the song of Moses, the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your doings, Lord God Almighty! Upright and true are your ways, King of the Ages! read more.
Who will not fear and give glory to your name, Lord? For you alone are holy. All the heathen will come and worship before you, for the justice of your sentences has now been shown." Afterward I saw the temple, that is, the tent of the testimony, thrown open in heaven, and the seven angels with the seven plagues came out of the temple. They were clothed in clean, glistening linen and had gold belts around their breasts. Then one of the four animals gave the seven angels seven gold bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever, and the temple was filled with smoke from the glory and power of God, and no one could go into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were over.

Then I heard a loud voice from the temple say to the seven angels, "Go and empty the seven bowls of God's wrath upon the earth!" So the first angel went and emptied his bowl upon the earth, and loathsome, painful sores attacked the men who bore the mark of the animal and worshiped its statue. The second emptied his bowl upon the sea, and it turned into blood like a dead man's, and every live thing in the sea died. read more.
The third emptied his bowl upon the rivers and the springs of water, and they turned into blood. Then I heard the angel of the waters say, "You are just in pronouncing this sentence, you who are and were, the Holy One; for they shed the blood of your people and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink, as they deserve." And I heard the altar answer, "Yes, Lord God Almighty! Your sentences are true and just." The fourth emptied his bowl upon the sun, and it was allowed to scorch mankind with its heat, and they were dreadfully scorched, but they reviled the name of God who had control of these plagues, and would not repent and give him glory. The fifth emptied his bowl upon the animal's throne, and its kingdom was plunged in darkness, and men gnawed their tongues in anguish and reviled the God of heaven for their sufferings and sores, but they would not repent of what they had done. The sixth emptied his bowl upon the great river Euphrates, and its waters dried up to make the way ready for the kings from the east. Then I saw three foul spirits like frogs emerge from the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the animal and from the mouth of the false prophet. They are demon spirits that perform wonders, and they go out to the kings all over the world to muster them for battle on the great Day of God Almighty. (See, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who keeps awake, and keeps hold of his clothes, so that he will not have to go naked and be put to shame!) So they mustered the kings at the place called in Hebrew Armageddon. The seventh emptied his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is all over!" Then there were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, and there was a great earthquake; there has never been such an earthquake since man first existed upon the earth, it was so great. The great city broke into three pieces, the cities of the heathen fell, and God remembered to give mighty Babylon the cup of the wine of his fierce anger. Every island vanished, the mountains disappeared, huge hailstones of immense weight fell on mankind from heaven, and men reviled God because of the plague of hail, the plague of it was so terrible.