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How does “evil/ponera” in 1 John 3:12 compare with “evil/kakon” in Romans 12:17?

1 John 3:12 "..And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil [ponera] and his brother's righteous". ESV. Romans 12:17 "Repay no one evil [kakon] for evil, but give thought ...
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Why did half the tribe of Manasseh also get land on the east side of the Jordan?

The half of the tribe of Manasseh, along with Reuben and Gad, had their territory assigned them by Moses on the east of the Jordan (Numbers 33), but this was done after only Reuben and Gad had asked ...
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Are the words “beginning” and “word” mentioned in 1John 2:7 the same as those found in John 1:1?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God; John 1:1 (YLT) Brethren, a new command I write not to you, but an old command, that ye had from the beginning -- the ...
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Is there historical evidence for the persecution in Acts 8:1 where “…a great persecution broke out.. all except the apostles were scattered”

Acts 8:1-3 in the NIV says And Saul approved of their killing him. The Church Persecuted and Scattered On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the ...
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What could have caused the water of Jerusalem’s pool of Bethzatha to be “stirred up”? John 5:1-7

Many people of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day thought that the pool of Bethzatha had healing powers when its water was “stirred up.” (John 5:1-7) As a result, people seeking a cure congregated at the site. ...
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Did Daniel receive (worship) what God reserves only for Himself? Daniel 2:46

Daniel 2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. KJB. Why did Daniel not correct the king'...
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What does washing of the feet symbolize in John 13:10?

John 13:10 (NASB) Jesus said to him, He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all. What spiritual reality/truth is Jesus getting at by ...
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Is Jesus called YHWH in Joel 2:32/Romans 10:13?

In Romans 10, Paul is discussing the Lord Jesus, and in verse 13, he writes (NKJV, emphasis mine): For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” The reason "LORD" is ...
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Why did God punish Cain and Onan so differently?

Cain killed Abel in Genesis 4 and punished: 10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground,...
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Why does 1 John 4:16 switch from plural “we have come to know” to singular “and whoever abides”?

1 John 4:16 "So we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him". ESV. 1 John 14-17: "And we ...
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In Revelation 20:9 does the surrounding of the camp of God's people take place before or after the second resurrection?

Revelation 20:9 NIV 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who ...
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What's the difference between ἱεροῦ hieron & ναὸν naos?

What's the difference between ἱεροῦ hieron & ναὸν naos? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple (ἱεροῦ hieron, G2411) profane the sabbath, and are ...
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Did people sat on mats in the bible era or mainly on chairs? [closed]

Did people sit on mats in the bible era (like some Arabic cultures nowadays) or they sat mainly on chairs?
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Rom 5:10 Saved Luke 1:69 Salvation

What's the difference of being saved and salvation? Romans 5:10 (KJV) For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved ...
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What is the significance of the little book/scroll that John and Ezekiel must eat (Rev. 10:10, Ezek. 2:9-3:3)?

There are two references to these "little books" or "scrolls", one in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 10:2: "and having in his hand a little scroll being open. And he ...
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What are the spirits of the dead in Isaiah 19:3?

Isaiah 19:3 The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists. Are the spirits of the ...
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Why does John's account of Jesus' beating differ than Matthew and Mark

John infers Jesus was scourged before sentence while Matthew and Mark say after. Or was it both?
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Was “ὅστις” in Revelation 1:7 meant to be singular, since John 19:34 says only one of the soldiers pierced Ἰησοῦς?

Revelation 1:7 uses the pronoun "ὅστις" : [Revelation 1:7, KJV] "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the ...
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Is there a unifying answer to the different predictions that the human participants would not die until they have seen the second coming?

Matthew 16: 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, ...
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The little book that John eats (Revelation 10:9) - literal or figurative & why? [closed]

The research into Revelation is very topical with the CV19 virus in full swing since Revelations deals with the 'ends of time' which could be now. In the Revelation, John is asked to eat a little book,...
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Matthew 24:1-2 No stone left upon another, prophecy failed?

In Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus makes a prophecy about the temple buildings being totally destroyed and that not a stone shall lay upon another; 1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his ...
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Does our righteousness that comes from God is equal to His righteousness?

Phil.3:9 and be found in Him not having my own righteousness which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ,the righteousness which is from God by faith Our righteousness who believe ...
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In Jonah (3:5-9), we see the great city of Nineveh repent of their wickedness. How might 8 simple words have such a dramatic effect on them?

Jonah spoke these few words: Jonah 3:4b: "Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown." Can we understand how such a slight message would be enough to convince the entire population of ...
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How is God not ultimately responsible for the sins of the world (Gen. 3:1-7, Job 1, 2, etc.)? [closed]

I feel as though I should have a direct, straightforward answer to this question, but I often come up a bit short. There is little doubt in my mind that God works everything together for good. However,...
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Did Ishmael drink from the well that Abraham dug?

Genesis 21:14-19, NIV 14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way ...
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How to get at the textual meaning of John 17:11 with regard to ‘name’ when the two following translations say very different things?

The KJV translates John 17:11 as: "Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are." The NWT translates John 17:11 as: "Holy ...
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Genesis 7:1 come vs go into the ark

Genesis 7:1 New International Version The LORD then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. New King James Version Then the ...
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When shall we see “face to face”? 1 Corinthians 13:12

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (ESV): 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in ...
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Is the criticism of Peter, in Acts 11 an extrapolation of Deuteronomy 7: 1-4?

Is the criticism on the part of the "Circumcision" of Peter's visit with Cornelius in Acts 11 an extrapolation of Deuteronomy 7:1-4?
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What does it mean to die like mere men as stated in Psalm 82:7

Please I want clarification on ye shall die like mere men, after God creating as in His own image.
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What is the meaning of Mark 10:29-30?

Jesus says that anyone who leaves everything and everyone behind to follow Him will be rewarded: Mark 10:29-30: "Jesus said, 'Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers ...
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What does 'Peace be with You', mean in John 20:19-23? [closed]

What does Peace be with you mean in John 20:19-23?
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If the Lord is patient and taking his time, why should we be impatient and hasten? [closed]

2 Peter 3:12 as you anticipate and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be destroyed by fire and the elements will melt in the heat. 15Consider also that our Lord’s patience ...
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Who is the God of the Jew mentioned in Zechariah 8:23? Who is God with in this verse? [closed]

Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: In those days take hold do ten men of all languages of the nations, Yea, they have taken hold on the skirt of a man, a Jew, saying: We go with you, for we heard God is with ...
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Does God allow rape in Isaiah 13:16? [closed]

Does God allow rape in Isaiah 13:16? Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
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Why did Jesus say “in their law” (ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν) in John 15:25?

Jesus referred to his quote from Psalm 35:19 as "written in their Law" (ὁ ⸂ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν γεγραμμένος, NA28). Why did Jesus refer to the scriptures as their law instead of God's. But the ...
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Why will it be detestable to re-marry his ex-wife?

Deuteronomy 24 1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from ...
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Does Matthew 4:10 teach that only YHWH/Jehovah can be worshiped?

In Matthew 4, Satan shows Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world and their glory" (NKJV) and says that he'll give it all to Jesus if He would worship him (vv. 8-9). Jesus rejects this, saying, ...
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Job 28:7-11 is about the benefits of praying and speaking in tongues [closed]

Benny Hinn mentions in this youtube video -->( https://youtu.be/mX_Ts0jAFNU?t=823 ) that Job 28:7-11 is about the benefits of praying and speaking in tongues: ( Job 28:7-11 ) 7 “The path no ...
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Do the people in Matthew 27:52 die again after their resurrection? [closed]

Matthew 27:52-53 And the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and ...
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Luke 1: 28 favored vs highly favored

New International Version Luke 1:28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” New American Standard Bible And coming in, he said to her, “...
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My question is where is Jesus in the creation

John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. So now my question is: Is Jesus the son of God because he came to earth or was he the son of God in eternity ...
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What “mighty works” was Sodom deprived of that would have prevented its destruction?

Jesus said, comparing Capernaum with Sodom: And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in ...
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When is a person “born of water and the Spirit”? John 3:5

John 3:5 (ESV): 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. According to Jesus, a person must be "born of ...
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Why on earth did Lot not leave Sodom if “[he] was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard” (2 Peter 2:8)?

We are told that Lot was greatly tormented by the perversions of Sodom. What could possibly have been so irresistible for Lot to have remained in that depraved city? Earlier in Genesis we read of Lot'...
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Why did Lot choose to flee to Zoar instead of the mountains as the angel instructed?

Genesis 19:17-20, NIV As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept ...
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Is Psalm 51:11 proof that people in O.T. times could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too, just like in the New Testament?

Psalm 51:11 (ESV): Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Does this mean that people in the Old Testament could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too? ...
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What is the proper rendering of Song 2:6?

I've wondered for a while if the Jewish concept of Negiah (no physical affection with a non-relative of the opposite sex until you're married to them) was practiced in Bible times. One verse that may ...
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In James 2:8, is it assumed that we love ourselves?

In James 2:8 (NASB) If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. Is it assumed that we love ourselves? ...
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Psalm 95:7b-8a is cited 3 times in Hebrews. Why?

New International Version Psalm 95: 7b Today, if only you would hear his voice, 8a “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah Hebrews 3: 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his ...

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