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To translate the so-called "exceptive clauses" of Matthew 5:32 and 19:9 as "unless the marriage is unlawful" (i.e., invalid) is a good translation, although it is not a faithful word-for-word translation. The word used in Greek is πορνεία (porneia), which means anything related to prostitutes and sexual immorality (wantonness, uncleanliness, impure ...


What is the meaning of Sabbaths in Colossians 2:16? First, the correct translation is the plural. Some translations have "Sabbath Day." Since Paul chose to use the plural, that is the right way to study it. Leviticus 23 is a good place to begin a study on the Sabbaths. This chapter describes all of the appointed times. The most frequent is the weekly ...

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