Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



And certain of them were persuaded, and were assigned by lot to Paul and Silas; and of worshipping Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the first women.

Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no more walk as also the rest of the nations, in the vanity of their mind, Being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God by ignorance being in them, by the hardness of their heart; Who no longer having had feeling delivered themselves to licentiousness, to the work of all uncleanness in overreaching.

Therefore be ye not anxious, saying: What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, What shall we put round us? For all these the nations seek for; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these.


But, that what things they sacrifice the nations sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I will not ye be partakers of demons.

Thus said Jehovah, Ye shall not learn according to the way of the nations, and from the signs of the heavens ye shall not be terrified; for the nations will be terrified from them. For the laws of the peoples, this vanity: for they cut down a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.

And praying, talk ye not vainly as the nations; for they think that by their profaneness of speech they shall be listened to. Therefore make not yourselves like them: for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye ask him.

Who in past generations suffered all nations to go in their ways.

And Paul waiting for them among the Athenians, his spirit was excited in him, seeing the city being addicted to idol worship. Therefore truly he discussed in the synagogue with Jews, and those worshipping, and in the assembly in every day with those being present.

And Paul having stood in the midst of Mars' hill, said, Men, Athenians, I see that in all things ye have a superstitious fear of divinity. For having passed by, and beholding your venerations, I found also an altar upon which was inscribed, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom not knowing therefore ye reverence, him I announce to you. God having made the world and all things in it, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made by hands; read more.
Nor is served by men's hands, standing in need of anything, he giving to all life, and breath, and all things. And he made of one blood every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having limited the times before arranged, and the bounds of their habitation; To seek the Lord, if perchance indeed they have felt for him, and found, although not being far from each one of us:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all profanation and injustice of men, of those detaining the truth in injustice; Wherefore that known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested to them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world, being understood by things made, are inspected, truly both his eternal power and divinity; so that they are inexcusable: read more.
Wherefore having known God, not as God did they honour or return thanks; but were rendered vain in their conversations, and their heart without understanding was darkened. Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools, And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of flying things, and of creeping things, and of quadrupeds. Wherefore God delivered them in the eager desire of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies in themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a falsehood, and reverenced and served the creation above him creating, who is praised forever. Amen. Therefore God delivered them to the suffering of ignominy: for also their females changed the natural use into that against generation: Likewise also males, leaving the natural use of the female, were set on fire in their longing for one another; males with males working deformity, and the retribution which was needed receiving in themselves for their erring. And as they chose not to have God in knowledge, God delivered them to an adulterated purpose, to do things not fitting; Having been filled with all injustice, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, badness; full of envy, slaughter, strife, deceit, malignity, Whisperers, slanderers, odious to God, abusers of power, proud, tumultuous, inventors of injuries, disobedient to parents, Destitute of understanding, unsteady, devoid of natural affection, implacable, merciless: Who knowing the justice of God, that they doing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve those doing.

Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, every one judging: for in what thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou judging doest the same. And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon them doing such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, judging them doing such things, and doing the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? read more.
Or the abundance of his goodness and forbearance and long suffering dos thou despise; not knowing that the goodness of God brings thee to repentance? And according to thy hardness and impenitent heart thou treasurest up to thyself anger in the day of anger and revelation of the just judgment of God; Who will give back to each according to his works: To them truly by perseverance of the good work they seek glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But to them of intrigue, and are truly disobedient to the truth, and yielding to injustice, anger and wrath, Affliction and distress, upon every soul of man working evil, both of the Jew first, and of the Greek; But glory, and honour, and peace, to every one working good, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek: For there is no distinction of persons with God. For as many as sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not hearers of the law just with God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when nations, not having the things of the law, by nature do the things of the law, these, not having the law, are law to themselves: Which show the work of the law Written in their hearts, their consciousness testifying together, and between one another thoughts accusing or also excusing;)

Ye know that ye were the nations, to dumb idols, as ye were led, being carried away.

We by nature Jews, and not sinners from the nations,



For the time of life passed over sufficient for us to have wrought the will of the nations, having gone in licentiousness, eager desires, drunkenness, revellings, drinkings, and criminal idolatries: In which they are astonished, you not running together in the same pouring out of lavish expense, blaspheming:


And to thee, O Jehovah, mercy: for thou wilt recompense to each according to his work.