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Paul is referring to James, the brother of Jesus as an apostle. A word for word translation appears here: ἕτερον δὲ τῶν ἀποστόλων οὐκ εἶδον εἰ μὴ Ἰάκωβον τὸν ἀδελφὸν τοῦ Κυρίου Other. moreover (but/also). of the. apostles. none. I saw. if. not. James. the. brother. of the. Lord. Biblehub (Sanday: Ellicott's Commentary) states: "From the form of ...


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According to Meyer's NT Commentary, many commentators have taken different positions on this question, those that view 15-21 as a continuation include Chrysostom, Theodoret, Jerome, Estius, Bengel, Rosenmüller, Tittmann, Knapp, Flatt, Winer, Rückert, Schott, Baumgarten-Crusius, de Wette and Möller, Hilgenfeld, Ewald and Holsten. Those opposed include ...


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The OP asked: Galatians 3:10 says that "as many as are of the works of the law [as opposed to those who live by faith] are under the curse." Is this different from being accursed [as described in 1:8]? This question about a possible difference between the sort of curse in Gal 1:8,9 and Gal 3:10 seems to have not been addressed so far. For reference ...


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The texts in question In Act 9:20-28 we read: Acts 9:20 Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. 21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief ...


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The power of the Holy Spirit enables one to live the Christ-like life. For example, Gal 5:22-23 (NASB) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. The ends with the phrase "...there is no law." The law does not exist in order to ...


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To answer the questions, we must first review the concepts of spiritual death and spiritual life. According to the New Testament, all human beings on earth today are the biological descendants of Adam (Mark 10:6 and Acts 17:26). At the time when Adam sinned, God cursed the ground, and this cursing of the ground consigned Adam and his descendants to "return ...


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The answer is very simple. First, as already noted by the OP, the Hebrew word for seed (zera`) is both collective and singular. Throughout the Hebrew Bible the particular word occurs in the grammatical singular but with reference to the collective plural sense (and sometimes even to the singular sense); in these respects context is very important. For ...


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The Idea in Brief When Paul was converted, he engaged the Jews in Damascus who rejected his testimony. Paul departed Damascus, and traveled to Arabia, which was the sanctuary of Elijah and Moses when they too were rejected by the Jewish people. After Paul had returned to Damascus, he faced not only more hostility, but death. He then escaped Damascus through ...


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The referent of the phrase "Him who called you"could potentially be answered in several ways. (1)It could refer to Paul himself. He (along with Barnabas) was the missionairy who came to Galatia preaching the gospel. he was the instrument God used to awaken faith in the Galatians, see Acts 16:16. However Paul makes it clear in v8, he himself was not the ...


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In regard to τοῦ καλέσαντος ὑμᾶς “the one who called you” in Galatians 1:6, D. Francois Tolmie says: “As a rule, Paul uses this expression to refer to God, but it could also refer to himself in this case …” D. Francois Tolmie, Persuading the Galatians: A Text-centred Rhetorical Analysis of a Pauline Letter, 2005, pp39-40. For those who are ...


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This question has intrigued me for a while now, and so far I have found the following points that are relevant. Textual History First, according to the history of the NA text, "In 1898 Eberhard Nestle published the first edition of his Novum Testamentum Graece." I have tracked online an 1899 copy that had all the commas. This was still true as of 1923, ...


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Jesus (Matthew 23:4), rebukes the Pharisees and indeed everyone, who would lay the “yoke of the Pharisees” the burden of self-righteousness, and legalistic law-keeping, on the backs of sinners. Biblical scholars say that the Pharisees added 620 regulations to the ten commandments of God, given at Sinai. Many denominations “condemn” that and “forbid” this, ...


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There is considerable difficulty in harmonising the chronology of Paul's epistles with that of Acts, and there is no scholarly consensus that Acts 9:26 accurately describes the same event as Galatians 1:18. There is also the issue of whether the author known to us as Luke intentionally omitted secondary details from Paul's epistles, with the result that ...


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I think the point of the commentator is that "born" does not in itself -- imply -- previous existence. By contrast, his numerous examples New Testament usage of the term "became" (used with various prepositions) is always applied to someone or something that already exists. Generally speaking, for a thing to "become", it must already exist. On the other ...


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A consideration is perhaps seems suggested by other bible passages such as Romans 11:25-32 (KJV): 25 For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the nations be come in; 26 and so all Israel shall be saved. According ...


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The following answer comes from the Recovery Version of the Bible: To live by the Spirit is to have our life dependent on and regulated by the Spirit, not by the law. This equals the walk by the Spirit in v. 16 but differs from the walk by the Spirit in this verse. To walk Lit., walk according to rules. The Greek word means to observe the elements ...


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The truths in the Bible are usually presented in a balanced way, i.e. it is objective and subjective. In simple terms, we can described it using three words: facts, faith, and experience. Facts are God's promises, His redemption, His works, and His free gifts. Faith denotes the way man believes in God, trusts in His work and redemption, and claims His ...


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In my opinion Galations 5:18-21 look more like a definition. But this goes close to the art of application of the Biblical texts and not to find a translation misunderstanding. To confirm and extend H3br3wHamm3r81 point of view look at James 2:17. So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. This means "to believe" includes more ...


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A quick scan of the results on BlueLetter for G3362 will suffice to clarify the sense of the Greek as, "only if". Some examples: You shall enter the kingdom of God only if your righteousness exceeds that of the Pharisees (Matthew 5:20) You shall be forgiven your trespasses against the Father only if you forgive men their trespasses against you (Matthew ...



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