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1. Context Matthew 6:22-23 is sandwiched between two passages explicitly about wealth, and the three passages together form a unit with 6:25-34 which is related to possessions and the necessities of life. The logical flow is: 19-21 Do not be short-sighted (seek treasure that will last) 22-23 ?    24 Do not be double-minded (you cannot serve ...


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What it means for Jesus to 'fulfill the law' in Matthew 5:17 is what it means in context, nothing more nothing less. I will argue that Matthew is looking forward to the rest of chapter 5 where he expands and explains what he begins to talk about in 5:17: Matthew 5:17-20 begins a section that ends with the final verse of chapter 5: 17“Do not think that I ...


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Answer: In the Context of the Sermon on the Mount, and the entire Context of Matthew, (especially the end), it is apparent that the text demonstrates that all of Jesus' commandments were to be taught as a part of Discipleship, and to be acted upon. This means we can reasonably infer that Jesus wanted them to act upon everything he ...


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What is the correct interpretation of Matthew 7:6? Beginning with Matthew chapter 5, Yeshua gives a lengthy discourse with a good deal of revelation mixed with correction, much of which is aimed directly at the Pharisees, Scribes, Sadducees, etc. Yeshua begins chapter 7 with an admonition against judging others. This morphs into a plea to get your own ...


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If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. This isn't hyperbole (exaggeration), because froma Christian perspective, Jesus is the Truth, and exaggeration is not pure truth, by definition. The issue is the "If". Compare to John 6:63, "The flesh profits nothing, it is the Spirit that gives life". And, Matthew 15:19, "Out ...



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