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Are Matthew 11:6 and Luke 7:23 menace to the ungodly (impious)?

Matthew 11:6, Luke 7:23 (KJV): And blessed is {cf15I he}, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matthew 11:6, Luke 7:23 (DRB): And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me. ...
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Divided house of Israel united in Acts 8?

Acts 8, when the apostles come from Jerusalem and lay hands on the Samaritan believers to receive the Holy Spirit; I can’t shake the thought that this is connected to the division of the Kingdom in ...
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Meaning of Isaiah 65:16

What is the meaning of Isaiah 65:16? Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former ...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of Distinct & Separate Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity?

Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of the Distinct & Separate Nature/Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Luke 8:42-47 New American ...
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Who are “my servants” in Isaiah 65: 13-15?

Isaiah 65:13-15 “Therefore, thus says the Lord God, “Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry. Behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty. Behold, My servants will rejoice,...
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In Romans 5:6 Did Jesus die for the Ungodly or for the Righteous (Godly) Sinners?

Romans 5:6 (ASV): For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Did Jesus die on the cross to redeem the Righteous (Godly) Sinners, or to redeem all humanity, ...
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Did a priest of the temple write Matthew's Gospel, or Matthew?

Why do people say Matthew wrote the gospel of Matthew when it says in chapter 27:10 - "And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me". Suggesting it is one of the priests of the ...
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Genesis 16:12, donkey, ass, or just wild man?

In the translations on biblehub, many have Ishmael as a "wild-ass man" or "donkey of a man" or a "wild man". Even the old JPS has "wild-ass man". How can I know which is correct as it seems important ...
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Psalm 104:9 Waters will not or should not?

Does Psalm 104:9 in speaking of the waters that once covered the earth at creation say that they will not again cover the whole earth? or that the water might not cover the whole earth again? ...
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In Jeremiah 20:7 what is the accurate translation “deceived” or “persuaded” or “enticed”?

Jeremiah 20:7 (KJV): O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. Jeremiah 20:7 (ASV): O ...
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What is the meaning of “naon” in Matthew 27:5?

"Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed.." Matthew 27:5 N.K.J.V. To understand Judas entering the naon we need to understand "naon". What normally went on there. What ...
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Did Enoch resume his life in another sphere (world)?

Enoch son of Jared in Genesis 5:21-24 (NIV): When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years ...
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Timing of rapture - do we have to endure almost the whole seal and trumpet tribunals of revelation? [closed]

The bible talks in 1. Corinthians 15:52 about the rapture (=second coming of Jesus to fetch all saints). 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in ...
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In Colossians 3:5, how greed (covetousness) be idolatry?

Colossians 3:5 (KJV): Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: In ...
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What does teaching of nicolaitans mean…? [duplicate]

In revelation 2:6 "yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the nicolaitans,which i also hate" What are the teachings and deeds of nicolaitans ?.
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Is there a relationship between 1 John 4:18 and Revelation 21:8?

1 John 4:18 (ASV): There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love. Revelation 21:8 (ASV): ...
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Who is being supported and protected in Daniel 11:1?

Daniel 11:1 NIV 11 1 And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took my stand to support and protect him.) In the above text its not clear who is being supported and protected. Who is the ...
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What the second part of Psalm 7:7 actually mean? Does that mean return them with favors/blessings?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of Psalm 7:7 verse. I understand the author is saying in the first part of the verse which is letting the Lord's assembly or congregation of people surround ...
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Why John 1:1 in DRB is not literal translation from the Latin Vulgate?

John 1:1 in DRB (Douay-Rheims) is: "... and the Word was God." This is not literal translation from the Latin Vulgate. John 1:1 LV: "...et Deus erat Verbum." I think the literal English ...
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What are the main Textual Differences between KJV and DRB?

First of all, the answer is possible, but needs some effort. I am not overhasty, take your time. I think the honest answer will direct us toward the most accurate translation to the most accurate ...
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What about “σοφῷ”=“wise” in Original Greek manuscripts in Romans 16:27 and 1 Timothy 1:17?

We know that "σοφῷ"="wise" is mentioned in some Greek manuscripts, not all Greek manuscripts, in Jude 1:25. Look in this post: Did Jude 25 mention "σοφῷ" or not? But "σοφῷ" mentioned ...
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What does it mean Jesus was afflicted?

In Isa. 53:4 it says, "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted." What does affliction here refer to? Could Jesus have fallen ...
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In 1 Timothy 1:20, what is the meaning of delivering persons to Satan?

1 Timothy 1:20 (KJV); Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. What is the meaning of delivering persons to Satan? Does ...
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What is the literal translation of Proverbs 14:20?

φίλοι μισήσουσιν φίλους πτωχούς φίλοι δὲ πλουσίων πολλοί phíloi misḗsousin phílous ptōkhoús phíloi dè plousíōn polloí. people hate people poor people not rich many "The poor is disliked ...
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How to understand the borders of Israel in `Numbers 34`

In the Book of Numbers, Chapter 34, the borders of Israel's inheritance, the land of Canaan, are described. I'm a bit confused about these descriptions. For instance, in verse 8 the northern border ...
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When should names (people and places) be translated versus transliterated?

When should names be translated or transliterated? For example, why do translations say "En-Gedi" instead "Spring of the Young Goat". The same could be said for "Adam" whose name literally means "Man"....
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Who spoke in 2 Kings 6:33?

2 Kings 6:33 KJV 33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the Lord; what should I wait for the Lord any longer? In the ...
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Who is the son of the murderer in 2 Kings 6:32?

2 Kings 6:32 NASB 32 Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the ...
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Was Psalm 2:7 fulfilled when Jesus was baptized?

The BDAG states the use of life in John 5:26 means transcendent life of God and Christ: For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. (KJV) I ...
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Could Jesus have caught a cold? [closed]

From Christology, we understand that Jesus was impeccable. He could not sin, he would not sin and he did not know sin. But when it comes to the ravages of the fallen world, I still have this question. ...
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In Ephesians 1:1 what does it mean by “God”, not “God the father”, nor “The father”, nor “His Father”?

Ephesians 1:1 (KJV); Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Could you give me theological approaches to:...
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In Luke 13:32 what is the meaning of “I shall be perfected” KJV?

Luke 13:32 (KJV); And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third {cf15I day} I shall be perfected. Luke 13:32 (...
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What is the meaning of “the truth” in John 14:6?

"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". E.S.V. Here are three ideas which might be used in an answer to take it from a single ...
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What is the meaning of “Drawing water and pouring it” before the Lord?

The verse quoted below seems to attach significance to the act of drawing water and pouring it before the Lord. This event repeats during the time of Elijah when the prophet commands the Children of ...
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Mark 16:7 Did Peter lose his salvation upon his denial of Jesus thrice?

Is there reason to believe from the text that Peter was no longer included and numbered among the disciples (followers of Jesus, believers, those who would be saved, have eternal life) when the ...
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What are the Emerods of 1 Samuel 5?

I want to know what is the disease portrayed in 1 Samuel 5. There are some details regarding this: Emerods were in the secret parts (v 9) Men either died or had Emerods (v 12) The hand of the Lord ...
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Is John 5:1-15 literal or allegorical?

Is John 5:1-15 literal or allegorical? What is the meaning of (moving the water)?,also, what is the meaning of an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water? How the ...
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What is the best understanding of the use of καί in the beginning verses of John's Prologue?

Many see John's Prologue arranged using a literary device1in which the first two verses are a single thought: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This ...
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In Matthew 5:35 who is the great king? Why swearing by the city of the great king is forbidden?

Matthew 5:35 (KJV); Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Who is the great king of the city of Jerusalem? Why Jesus forbid ...
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How does Christ say Simon the Pharisee is forgiven little in Luke 7:47?

Luke 7:47 NASB 47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” After contrasting Simon the ...
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What did Joshua write in Joshua 8:32?

Joshua 8:32 reads: And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. (KJV) Other translations are very similar. What exactly ...
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Does Revelation 20:14 implicitly indicate that the Sea also will be cast into the lake of fire?

Revelation 20:13,14 (KJV); And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. ...
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Isaiah14:12 truth of translation

Was Isaiah 14:12 not even about the devil, but just a king , when referencing the Torah but that early church council supplemented the devil for the king in the Christian bible based on motives of ...
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What does Gen 4:7 mean in the Septuagint?

Most of the translations of Gen 4:7 read something like (LEB): If you do well will I not accept you? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. And its desire is for you, ...
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In Revelation 21:8 Did John mean by “all liars” the previously mentioned in the same verse?

Revelation 21:8 (KJV); But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which ...
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Are we saved by faith alone or by faith with works? James 2:14-17

James 2:14-17 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one ...
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Excrement as Unholy: Deuteronomy 23:12-14

Sorry, I'm not trying to ask an uncouth question, just genuinely curious. In Deuteronomy 23:12-14 it says: You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there, and you shall have a spade ...
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How did Peter recognize the OT prophets?

In Matt 17:4, how did Peter recognize Moses and Elijah?
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What is the meaning of “it” in Jeremiah 19:5? “nor did it come into My mind”. E.S.V

Jeremiah 19:5 (ESV); and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind-- Here ...
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What is the correct translation of Jeremiah 6:2?

Jeremiah 6:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 2“The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off. Jeremiah 6:2 King James Version (KJV) 2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to ...

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