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Who does the deceiving in Ezekiel 14:9?

This is inspired by Does God command someone to do something against His laws? English Standard Version Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet is deceived and speaks a word, I, the LORD, have deceived that ...
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In the gospel of John is it reasonable to make the following connection?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭ The Word was God “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭ God’s Word is ...
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Who is the 'we' in Daniel 2:36?

Daniel 2 29 “As Your Majesty was lying there, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen. 30 As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, ...
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Translation of Matt 22:44, “The Lord said to my Lord … ”

There have been several people asserting on this site that in obvious places such as Matt 22:44 the sacred name of "Jehovah/YHWH" or equivalent should be used giving a version like, "...
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A Question about the doctrine termed 'the Trinity' [closed]

So many Trinity based church goers of today, if the truth was known, do not think that such a belief, which after all is mysteriously unexplainable, even matters. The seeking of "accurate ...
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What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:8 away from the body and at home with the Lord? [duplicate]

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. This verse is often quoted by pastors to prove that as soon as we have died, we will be ...
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(Psalm 45:2) Is Ancient Hebrew's translation of “fairer” used as a figure of speech for a person's character, personality, inner spirit, etc.,?

Could someone please check if the Ancient Hebrew translation of the word "fairer" is meant to be used as a figure of speech in Ancient Hebrew that indicates a person's character, personality,...
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How old was Joseph when he was sold into slavery?

I have heard some debate whether he was 13 or 17 and curious about sources for this age
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What is the difference between the heavens (shamayim) in Genesis 1:1 and the heavens (shamayin) in Jeremiah 10:11?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. the heavens הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim) Article | Noun - masculine plural Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky Jeremiah 10:11 "...
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Is Paul's appeal to nature in his rejection of homosexual behavior an example and vindication of naturalism?

Prior to Paul, the only Jewish objection to homosexual behavior was penetration and ritual prostitution: [Lev 18:22 NKJV] (22) 'You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. [...
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130 years Genesis 5:3

In Genesis 5:3, where Adam's age is stated as 130 years old, is there by chance any alternative, maybe gematria-type alternative meaning for 130? I don't mean a different age, but a word that 130 ...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

In Luke 9:45 it says that it was "hidden from them". Who concealed it? Jesus was asking them to listen, pay attention... who was working against Jesus?
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In which versions of Latin Vulgate this phrase “as I also am of Christ” present?

1 Corinthians 4:16, (DRB): Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ. This phrase "as I also am of Christ" present in Douay-Rheims Bible, I looked a version of ...
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Why is the order of temptations in Matthew 4 and Luke 4 different?

Matthew 4 1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted a by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, “If you are ...
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In John 13:23-25, is Jesus reclining at dinner cuddling with “the disciple that he loved” an intentional dismissal of Leviticus 18:22?

Is this behavior a dismissal of the proscription of Leviticus 18:22? [Jhn 13:23-25 NKJV] (23) Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. (24) Simon Peter therefore ...
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Is there a parallel between Luke 1:35 and Genesis 1:2?

NIV Luke 1:35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. NIV Genesis 1:2 Now ...
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Why Douay-Rheims Bible translated both “rogo” and “orate” as “pray”?

Luke 22:46, (DRB): And he said to them: Why sleep you? arise, pray, lest you enter into temptation. Luke 22:46, (Latin Vulgate): et ait illis quid dormitis surgite orate ne intretis in temptationem ...
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Matthew 6:9, what is the meaning of “hallowed be thy name”?

Matthew 6:9, (DRB): Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. In the Lord's prayer, what is the meaning of "hallowed be thy name"? What is the Name ...
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Interpretation of John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 I've read that the truth is sin which allows for freedom (does this mean we shouldn't be free?), another explanation is the ...
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What does it mean for Christ to be 'firstborn from the dead'?

Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. We need to establish 2 things. ...
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Is the landowner being fair to all the workers in the Parable of the Workers of the Vineyard in Matthew 20?

Contemporary English Version Matthew 20:4 He promised to pay them what was fair, if they would work in his vineyard. NIV Matthew 20 8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his ...
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How narratology used in biblical hermeneutics

I am doing research on methodology in the hermeneutics of Ecclesiastes. Is narratology is a good method? Garbo.
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In Mark 5:41 and other NT passages, Why is Christ quoted in Aramaic?

Why does Christ or NT writers sometimes use Aramaic; Example Mark 5:41 Talitha Cumi And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say ...
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How is food connected to sexually immorality in 1 Corianthians 6:13-18?

.1 Corinthians 6:13 NASB 13 Food is for the [g]stomach and the [h]stomach is for food, but God will do away with both [i]of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is ...
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Job 42:10,12,13, Did the Lord give to Job his previous sons or new sons?

Job 42:10,12,13; (DRB): 10The Lord also was turned at the penance of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 12And the Lord blessed the latter end ...
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What would be the reason behind Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

From the the era Exodus God is so much concern of morality and even given the Israelites to maintain purity. God also instructed them not to take girl from other tribes or clans. If God is so much ...
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Jeremiah 31:32 Which covenant did they break?

Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, The majority ...
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Why does God refer to David as his Firstborn? Psalm 89:27

Psalm 89:20 ,27 NASB 20 “I have found David My servant;With My holy oil I have anointed him,27 “I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth. David was not a firstborn ...
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Trying to understand the meaning/purpose when it comes to Psalm 45 use of the word “daughter”

Hebrews 1:5-9 (NASB) 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me”? ........................
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How do trinitarians understand 'God' in 2 Cor 13:14? [closed]

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. From what I can gather, the trinity is Father, Son and Spirit. This verse seems to say ...
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Why does the elder ask John about the multitudes in Revelation 7?

Revelation 7:13 KJV 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? The elder asks John about the multitudes in white robes ...
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Rich Man in Matthew 19:24

I'm struggling to figure out the significance of the rich man in Matthew 19:24. If the point is that "For mortals it [entering heaven] is impossible, but for God all things are possible," ...
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Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3?

Was Melchisedeck eternal in Hebrews 7:3? Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest ...
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What does it mean for the Son of Man to “come”?

In Matthew 10, Jesus sends out His disciples for the first time. Verse 23: But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the ...
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What does ονομα mean in Matthew 28:19?

What does ονομα mean in Matthew 28:19? Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name (ονομα) of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19 NRSV). ...
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Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14?

Was Jesus tempted in the manner described in James 1:14? "But one is tempted by one’s own desire (ἐπιθυμίας), being lured (ἐξελκόμενος) and enticed (δελεαζόμενος) by it; 15 then, when that ...
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How to reconcile Genesis 22:2 and Jeremiah 7:31 on human sacrifice?

Genesis 22:2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you love--Isaac--and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you." ...
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Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6?

Does ισα το θεου refer to the role of Jesus as κυριos in Philippians 2:6? In verse 10, Paul applied the monotheistic-YHWH text Isaiah 45:23 to Jesus which showed that Jesus was either co-equal with ...
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The Son of Jonah / John: Literally, or Metaphorically?

Matthew 16:4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. Then, several verses later : Matthew 16:17  ...
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What are the “two unchangeable things” referred to in Hebrews 6:18

Hebrews 6:17-18 reads as follows in the NASB: [17] In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, [18] so ...
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How old was Paul when Jesus died?

Acts 22:3 (NRSV) “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous for God, just as all of ...
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Jesus went to the festival in secret in John 7:10. What is the meaning of “in secret”?

John 7: 5 For even His own brothers did not believe in Him. 10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 14 Not until halfway through the ...
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Which NIV? There are more than one variation [migrated]

In many of the questions and answers on this site, reference is made to "the NIV". However, there are at least 3 variations of the NIV: the original, from 1984 "Today's NIV", from ...
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Colossians 2:18,23; are these verses allude to Monasticism?

Colossians 2:18, (DRB): Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh: Colossians 2:18, ...
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John 7:27 — “when the Christ comes, no one knows where he is from”

In John 7:26–27, it is written, 26 “But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ? 27 However, we know where this Man is from; but ...
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How to reconcile Jeremiah 3:8 and Mark 10:4 on the certificate of divorce?

Jeremiah 3:8 I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Mark 10:2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to ...
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Which feast is mentioned in John 7:8?

John 7:8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.
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What was the usage of the “dove dung” mentioned in 2 Kings 6:25?

When reading about Samaria's condition, I have came across the following: 2 Kings 6:25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for ...
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Ecclesiastes 12:9-11, could we discern some aspects of the personality of Jesus from these verses?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11, (DRB): 9And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and declared the things that he had done: and seeking out, he set forth many parables. 10He sought ...
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1 Timothy 6:1, could we consider the unbelieving masters Principalities and Powers?

1 Timothy 6:1, (DRB): Whosoever are servants under the yoke, let them count their masters worthy of all honour; lest the name of the Lord and his doctrine be blasphemed. Colossians 2:15, (DRB): And ...

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