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This may be an ABBA doublet: Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they [the pigs] trample them underfoot and [the dogs] turn to attack you. "Matthew"/Jesus was alluding to this passage of Torah: ESV Exodus 22:29 You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of ...


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I have always felt that what this passage meant was not to waste your wisdom on fools, lest they turn and trample you under foot. I find this fits the ignorance that surrounds people on a daily basis and punishes us for wasting our gifts on those who do not have the capacity to understand.


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From an Eastern perspective, I was taught that the reference to "If Thine Eye Be Single, Thy Whole Body Shall Be Full Of Light" is literal not a metaphor. You are taking what is literal as a metaphor. The light of God is overwhelming and is seen at the Third or Single Eye.


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Quoting from John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, "What seems best to solve this difficulty, is, that the order of the books of the Old Testament is not the same now, as it was formerly: the sacred writings were divided, by the Jews, into three parts: the first was called the law, which contains the five books of Moses; the second, the prophets, ...


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I found the contextual explanation given by Jonathan T. Pennington in Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew to be the most compelling answer to this conundrum. You can access an online version at this link and skip to pages 147-150. The author's summary of this section is offered below. Matthew’s frequent use of the plural forms of does not stem from ...


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There are really two questions here, and I think the first is easy and the second is hard: Is this a reference to Zechariah 11:12-13 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, 10 and gave them for the potter’s ...


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Whether διαθήκης should be translated "covenant" or "testament" can probably be deferred to another discussion presuming we have no disagreement that what is in view is elsewhere referred to as "the new covenant". This is a covenant that God said that he would make with the houses of Israel and Judah: Jer_31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, ...


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Jesus made very clear just a few verses earlier (Matt 5: 17 to 19) that he wasn't about to over-turn the Law. Therefore his answer must be understood in this context. So while divorce is undesirable, as Jesus made quite clear (Matt 19: 8), it still remained a valid option when a marriage broke down. The "exception clause" is entirely misunderstood. That ...


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The short answer: God is a spirit, so He is not confined to one realm. Therefore, the heavens can pass away without affecting God. The long answer: God is a spirit. From the Westminster Shorter Catechism with Scripture Proofs: Q4:What is God? A:God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, >wisdom, power, holiness, justice, ...


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Matthew begins by making an observation about the genealogy of Jesus: So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17 KJV) He focuses attention on the number 14 ...


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Jesus was the natural son of Gaius Abdes Pantherea so was called Bar Abdes meaning Son of Abdes .Sometimes also call Jesus Son of Panthera .All in the early Gospels until Constantine cut them down to four Originally there were 80 .


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The Sermon on the Mount begins with the beatitudes, the first of which sets the context for the whole sermon. Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. -- Matthew 5:3 Who are the poor in spirit? Well, anyone who is spiritually needy, of course. Those who know they're lives are becalmed and need some "wind" in their sails to ...


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The Greek text involves a textual variant. According to Constantin Tischendorf,1 the following manuscripts have the reading «ἐστιν ἁγίου»: If I am not mistaken, the earliest witness appears to be the Codex Sinaiticus (א) dated to the 4th century A.D. as seen in the following image of the manuscript: However, he notes the following witnesses which have ...


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The OP was right to suspect something was amiss. In Matthew 1:18, the author writes εκ πνευματος αγιου, which the KJV translators render as "of the Holy Ghost". In Matthew 1:20, the author writes πνευματος εστιν αγιου, which the KJV translators also render as "of the Holy Ghost". This is not sensible. No author intending the same thing, would construct ...


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Word order often confuses more than it clarifies in the minds of English speakers (myself included) trying to sort out Greek syntax. In typical Greek fashion, the inflection of the nominal elements takes priority. In this case, ἁγίου must be an attributive adjective modifying πνεύματός because ἁγίου is in the genitive case,1 so it modifies a noun in the ...


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Since the passage in question is a spurious addition by Trinitarians it is irrelevant. http://www.biblicalunitarian.com/verses/matthew-28-19 It should be noted that while Trinitarian translators obscure the fact, in the Greek there is no fixed formula of "the Holy Spirit": Matt 12:31 ...του πνευματος... Mark 3:29 ...τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον... Luke 4:1 ...



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