Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



For there are many undisciplined people, who deceive themselves with their empty talk, especially those of the party of circumcision. They must be silenced, for such men upset whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach, for the sake of dishonest gain. It was a Cretan, a prophet of their own, who said, "Cretans are always liars, savage brutes, lazy gluttons," read more.
and that statement is true. Therefore correct them rigorously, to make them have a healthy faith, and not study Jewish fictions or commands given by men who reject the truth. To the pure everything is pure, but to the evil-minded and unbelieving nothing is pure, but their very minds and consciences are unclean.




For there are many undisciplined people, who deceive themselves with their empty talk, especially those of the party of circumcision. They must be silenced, for such men upset whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach, for the sake of dishonest gain. It was a Cretan, a prophet of their own, who said, "Cretans are always liars, savage brutes, lazy gluttons," read more.
and that statement is true. Therefore correct them rigorously, to make them have a healthy faith, and not study Jewish fictions or commands given by men who reject the truth. To the pure everything is pure, but to the evil-minded and unbelieving nothing is pure, but their very minds and consciences are unclean. They profess to know God, but they disown him by what they do; they are detestable, disobedient men, worthless for any good purpose.


When anyone hears the teaching of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and robs him of the seed that has been sown in his mind. That is what was sown along the path. And what was sown upon the rocky soil means the man who hears the message and at once accepts it joyfully, but it takes no real root in him, and lasts only a little while, and when trouble or persecution comes because of the message, he gives it up at once. read more.
And what was sown among the thorns means the man who listens to the message, and then the worries of the time and the pleasure of being rich choke the message out, and it yields nothing.

The ones by the path are those into whose hearts the message falls, and as soon as they hear it Satan comes and carries off the message that has been sown in their hearts. It is so too with the ones sown on the rocky ground; they gladly accept the message as soon as they hear it, but it takes no real root in them and they last only a little while; then when trouble or persecution comes because of the message they give it up at once. read more.
It is different with those sown among the thorns. They are people who listen to the message, but the worries of the time and the pleasure of being rich and passions for other things creep in and choke the message out and it yields nothing.


For there are many undisciplined people, who deceive themselves with their empty talk, especially those of the party of circumcision. They must be silenced, for such men upset whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach, for the sake of dishonest gain. It was a Cretan, a prophet of their own, who said, "Cretans are always liars, savage brutes, lazy gluttons," read more.
and that statement is true. Therefore correct them rigorously, to make them have a healthy faith, and not study Jewish fictions or commands given by men who reject the truth. To the pure everything is pure, but to the evil-minded and unbelieving nothing is pure, but their very minds and consciences are unclean. They profess to know God, but they disown him by what they do; they are detestable, disobedient men, worthless for any good purpose.


But he said to them, "It was about you hypocrites that Isaiah prophesied so finely, in the words, " 'This people honor me with their lips, Yet their hearts are far away from me. But their worship of me is all in vain, For the lessons they teach are but human precepts.' "You give up what God has commanded and hold fast to what men have handed down. read more.
"How skilful you are," he said to them, "in nullifying what God has commanded in order to observe what has been handed down to you.

The ones by the path are those who hear, and then the devil comes and carries off the message from their hearts, so that they may not believe it and be saved. The ones on the rock are those who receive the message joyfully when they first hear it, but it takes no real root. They believe for a little while, and then in the time of trial they draw back. And what falls among the thorns means those who listen and pass on, and the worries and wealth and pleasures of life stifle them and they yield nothing.

Jesus answered, "Anyone who loves me will observe my teaching, and my Father will love him and we will come to him and live with him. No one who does not love me will observe my teaching, and yet the teaching you are listening to is not mine but is that of him who has sent me.


As I asked you to do when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus in order to warn certain people there not to teach strange views nor to devote themselves to fictions and interminable pedigrees; such things lead to controversy instead of the divine system which operates through faith.

For there are many undisciplined people, who deceive themselves with their empty talk, especially those of the party of circumcision. They must be silenced, for such men upset whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach, for the sake of dishonest gain. It was a Cretan, a prophet of their own, who said, "Cretans are always liars, savage brutes, lazy gluttons," read more.
and that statement is true. Therefore correct them rigorously, to make them have a healthy faith, and not study Jewish fictions or commands given by men who reject the truth.


As I asked you to do when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus in order to warn certain people there not to teach strange views nor to devote themselves to fictions and interminable pedigrees; such things lead to controversy instead of the divine system which operates through faith.

For there are many undisciplined people, who deceive themselves with their empty talk, especially those of the party of circumcision. They must be silenced, for such men upset whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach, for the sake of dishonest gain. It was a Cretan, a prophet of their own, who said, "Cretans are always liars, savage brutes, lazy gluttons," read more.
and that statement is true. Therefore correct them rigorously, to make them have a healthy faith, and not study Jewish fictions or commands given by men who reject the truth.


Anyone who teaches different views and does not agree with the wholesome instruction which comes from our Lord Jesus Christ, and with religious teaching is a conceited, ignorant person, with a morbid craving for speculations and arguments which result only in envy, quarreling, abuse, base suspicions, and mutual irritation between people of depraved minds, who are lost to the truth and think of religion only as a means of gain.

For there are many undisciplined people, who deceive themselves with their empty talk, especially those of the party of circumcision. They must be silenced, for such men upset whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach, for the sake of dishonest gain. It was a Cretan, a prophet of their own, who said, "Cretans are always liars, savage brutes, lazy gluttons," read more.
and that statement is true. Therefore correct them rigorously, to make them have a healthy faith, and not study Jewish fictions or commands given by men who reject the truth. To the pure everything is pure, but to the evil-minded and unbelieving nothing is pure, but their very minds and consciences are unclean. They profess to know God, but they disown him by what they do; they are detestable, disobedient men, worthless for any good purpose.

As I asked you to do when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus in order to warn certain people there not to teach strange views nor to devote themselves to fictions and interminable pedigrees; such things lead to controversy instead of the divine system which operates through faith. The aim of your instruction must be love that springs from a pure heart and from a good conscience and from a sincere faith. read more.
Some people have failed in these things and been diverted into fruitless talk. They would like to be teachers of law although they do not understand the words they use or the matters they insist upon.