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No, it does not mean "I'll be sad until I die." The word ἕως ("until") is used here as a preposition rather than a conjunction, as pointed out in BDAG sub-entry #5: marker of degree and measure, denoting the upper limit, to the point of ... Mk. 14:34 ... The phrase then means "sorrowful to the point of death". This remains less than perfectly ...


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Maybe Jesus was allowing the disciples to see what it felt like to be "passed" by. After all... They didn't want to feed the 5000 ( they were too tired to feed them and saw it as too much trouble and a burden) They wanted to send them off to get their own food. But Jesus knew that they were hungry and had compassion. As the disciples were in the boat ...


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This forum can’t explain why Jesus’ apparent ‘guaranteed protection’ is limited to some forms of harm and not others, nor can it explain why our contemporary experience of ‘signs and wonders’ is so different from the New Testament stories. Those are theological questions far outside the parameters of hermeneutics. But we can look at the text and discern ...


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If this passage is interpreted in 'physical' language rather than in 'spiritual' language, then all other passages must be interpreted in 'physical' language, as Nicodemus did: Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.” “How can a grown man be born again?” Nicodemus asked. “He certainly ...


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This is both in answer to the OP and to the discussion of Marisa and Dick. Every verse we read must of course be taken in light of the whole of the Bible. By comparing this passage with similar passages, we can get a better understanding of what the writer intended and the reader understood. I recommend reading these verses (though there are others) “Men ...


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Peter's spiritual state Were the disciples regenerate? Oddly it doesn't appear they were. It doesn't appear so, though they are said to "believe in Jesus": Joh_2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. But they did not yet seem to believe that Jesus would be ...


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This is one of those passages that you have to read all of the gospels and look at everything that was going on within the 24 hr period in question. For each gospel tells us something a little different. In Luke's account, we do not hear the bit about the spirit being weak. It does however, tell us that Satan had asked to sift Peter. And furthermore, Jesus ...


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In Mark 14:38, it is written, Watch and pray so that you do not enter temptation. The spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak. γρηγορεῖτε καὶ προσεύχεσθε ἵνα μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς πειρασμόν τὸ μὲν πνεῦμα πρόθυμον ἡ δὲ σὰρξ ἀσθενής TR, 1550 According to John 7:39, those who believed in Jesus (which would have included his apostles) were not given the ...



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