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Should we pray for peoples' downfall as opposed to their salvation?

Jeremiah 18:21 (NIV) So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men ...
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Proof and disproof for an Oral Law [closed]

What are some pieces of evidence to prove or disprove the rabbinic Oral law?
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What part of man gets saved?

Which part of man Gets saved? Body? Soul? Spirit? Or the whole? Matthew 24:22 (KJV) And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those ...
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Jesus Christ was concealed in Old Testament why?

Jesus in the Old Testament was concealed for a reason, but then the New Testament makes him known. Please explain to me, with scriptural backing, why GOD could only bring forth the manifested Christ ...
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A question about the word שׁוֹשָׁן (lilies) in I Kings 7:22,26

The record in Kings - I Kings 7:22 and 26 - of 'lily work', on the top of the two pillars, Jachin and Boaz, in the temple that Solomon built, uses the Hebrew word shoshan (as noted by Robert Young in ...
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Psalm 96 (95) Why does the LXX translate אלילים as δαιμόνια?

Psalm 96 (95) v. 5 (Westminister Leningrad Codex) כִּ֤י ׀ כָּל־אֱלֹהֵ֣י הָעַמִּ֣ים אֱלִילִ֑ים וַֽ֝יהוָ֗ה שָׁמַ֥יִם עָשָֽׂה׃ (LXX) ὅτι πάντες οἱ θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν δαιμόνια, ὁ δὲ κύριος τοὺς ...
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Did Samaritan return before going to the Jewish priests?

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[f] who stood at a distance 13 and ...
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Question Regarding the Codex Sinaiticus [closed]

There seems to be some question as to whether or not the Codex Sinaiticus is a late contrivance. The question revolves around the controversy between Constantine Simonides (1820–1890) and Lobegott ...
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How do we justify the transaltion of NIV in 2 Samuel 12:31?

2 Samuel 12:31 reads: וְאֶת-הָעָם אֲשֶׁר-בָּהּ הוֹצִיא, וַיָּשֶׂם בַּמְּגֵרָה וּבַחֲרִצֵי הַבַּרְזֶל וּבְמַגְזְרֹת הַבַּרְזֶל וְהֶעֱבִיר אוֹתָם במלכן (בַּמַּלְבֵּן), וְכֵן יַעֲשֶׂה, לְכֹל ...
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What is the most accurate rendering of the Hebrew of 2 Samuel 7:14?

The ESV translation of 2 Samuel 7:14 is: I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of ...
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St. John the Baptist and strong drink?

We know quite well that St. John the Baptist had a rather unique diet while living his ministry on earth. John lived an austere life. 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a ...
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Should there be a comma between “Wonderful” and “Counselor” in Isa. 9:6?

Isaiah 9:6 says: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,...
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About the Greek translation in Luke 2:2

I have heard it argued that the original text of Luke 2:2 was (almost certainly) written in an uncial hand without diacritical marks. In such a script, αὕτη (this) and αὐτή (itself) would be ...
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Why was Amnon not punished by David for raping Tamar?

David is unwittingly involved in the set-up, by agreeing to Amnon's request to have Tamar make him some cakes. II Samuel 13:6,7. He KNEW what happened next, and was very angry. II Samuel 13:21. He did ...
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God's names and meanings

Proverbs 18:10 says "The name of Yahweh is a strong tower; the righteous run to him and are safe" What are other names of God and in what context are they used?
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Does 2 Samuel 21:1 suggest that Saul's sons who were killed were involved in the massacre of the Gibeonites?

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the ...
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In Galatians 1:14, what kind of “levels” were there among the Pharisees in the first century?

[Gal 1:14 NIV] (14) I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. Paul seems to be writing to gentiles and explains ...
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In Job 33:23 what does “what constitutes his uprightness” mean?

Job 33: 23 אִם־יֵשׁ עָלָיו׀ מַלְאָךְ מֵלִיץ אֶחָד מִנִּי־אָלֶף לְהַגִּיד לְאָדָם יָשְׁרֹו׃ NET 23 If there is an angel beside him, one mediator out of a thousand, to tell a person what ...
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Why did the captive Jews refuse to sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?

As I focus on Psalm 137:4; the part of the psalm which relates to where the Jews declined to singing the Lord’s song in their land of captivity; I am still pondering over why those captive Jews said: ...
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Are there certain types of trees mentioned in Jeremiah 17:8?

(NIV) Jer 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. (8) They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does ...
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Why does “virgin” exclusively refer to females in the Bible? [closed]

Why does the word "virgin" (Gk παρθένος; Heb בְּתוּלָה) exclusively refer to females in the Bible?
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Is Isaiah 9:6-7 relating to Jesus the covenant promises of Abraham from Genesis 17:1-8?

I have often heard it suggested that by Isaiah referring to the Messiah as "Everlasting Father" as a name, or part of his name, Isaiah is saying that the Messiah was to be "fully God" or something to ...
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Did David sacrifice every six steps in 2 Samuel 6:13?

2 Samuel 6:13 NIV 13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. In the above text David is said to have offered a sacrifice ...
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Is Psalm 121:1 a question or an assertion?

I don't read Hebrew and I'm wondering why Psalm 121:1 is posed by so many translators as a question instead of an assertion: https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/psa/121/1/s_599001 It seems to me ...
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What is 'arrayed' more gloriously in a lily, than in all of that in which Solomon was arrayed?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. [Matthew 6:28,29 KJV....
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In Matthew 21:17, why does Jesus leave Jerusalem and go to Bethany?

In Matt. 21:17 and Matt. 26:30 we’re told that Jesus left the city at night. Why would Jesus leave Jerusalem and sleep elsewhere? Why didn’t He just sleep in Jerusalem ? [Mat 21:17 NLT] (17) Then ...
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Why/How Peter and James didn't know about Paul but Barnabas knew it?

From this link Who are those apostles in Jerusalem? Paul himself states that during his visit to Jerusalem, he saw only Peter and James, the Lord’s brother, but none of the other apostles (Gal. ...
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When did Nahash, king of the Ammonites, show kindness to David?

2 Then David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent some of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when ...
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Where does “14 years ago” in 2 Cor. 12:2 fit in Paul's timeline?

Where does "14 years ago" in 2 Cor. 12:2 fit in Paul's timeline? The ESV introduction dates 2 Cor about 57 A.D. That would make "14 years ago" 43 A.D. What was happening in Paul's life at that time? ...
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What does it mean “All Scripture is God-breathed”?

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. To me the sentence is difficult to find the chronological order, ...
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How can Paul justify a following rock? 1 Cor 10:4

The Bereans were known for checking the Scriptures which would have been the OT (and possibly other writings outside of our OT) when it came to Paul’s claims If the Bereans were to check Paul in ...
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What does in the bosom of the Father mean? [duplicate]

So if a person is close to you, in your bosom (on your chest), then he is a unique Son? Why Son? John was close to Christ, on his bosom. Was he then called the only begotten of Christ?
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In Psalm 22:20 is there a change to singular animals?

In Psalm 22 the Messiah refers to his enemies in the plural until verse 20. Is the singular in verse 20 a particular singular enemy or is this still the same plural referent only singular in form? Is ...
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How could the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil be effective even before being eaten?

In Genesis 3:6, how could the woman see that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was good when she hadn't yet had its fruit and she was therefore still ignorant about good and evil? [Gen 3:...
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Is Revelation 17:5 alluding to Daniel 2:18?

[Rev 17:5 ESV] (5) And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations." [Dan 2:18 ESV] (18) and told them to seek mercy from ...
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What did Abraham give in his tithe?

Genesis 14:16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people .... //cut Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything ...
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Would men include boys in the New Testament?

"Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven" - Acts 2:5, NASB Men translates Aner (Strong G435) which means Male according to Greek lexicons. "So then, ...
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In Esther 2:8-18, what would Ahashuerus' “harem” been like during the time of Esther's confinement?

I'm trying to understand the nature of the Harem's during the time period of the Persian and Median empire. I'm Not trying to be uncouth/brash/offensive but was said Harem like some kind of sex ring? ...
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Wise Men from the East…but not Sheba and Tarshish?

So the two main Old Testament prophecies surrounding the wise men seem to be Psalm 72:10-11 and Isaiah 60:6: Both of these passages state the kings will come from Sheba, and Psalms mentions Tarshish ...
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In Luke 18:36-37, why does the blind man say “Son of David” instead of “Jesus of Nazareth”?

In Luke 18:36-37 [NASB]: Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have ...
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To what does Romans 15:27 refer?

What is he discussing? [Rom 15:7 CSB] (7) Therefore accept one another, just as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.
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Why did Elijah pray seven times?

Elijah makes the statement “And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you ...
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In John 17:6, John 17:11-12 and John 17:16, what is the “keeping power” of God's name?

[Jhn 17:6, 11-12, 26 NKJV] (6) "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. ... (11) "Now I am ...
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In David's curse of Joab in 2 Samuel 3:29 what is intended by “takes hold of a distaff”?

2 Sam 3:29 NASB "May it fall (whirl) on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not fail from the house of Joab one who has a discharge, or who is a leper, or who takes hold ...
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Why did David make a sacrifice after six steps in 2 Samuel 6:13?

When bringing the ark to the city David makes a sacrifice after the ark had only traveled about six steps 2 Samuel 6:13 NIV 13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, ...
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In 1 John 1:5, is God literally “Light”?

"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5 NASB, bolls.life/NASB/62/1/5 Sorry for my English. And my ...
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Were the trumpets in the NT actually shofars?

This is from the Jewish Encyclopedia article on "trumpets": In Shab. 36a (comp. Suk. 34a) it is noted that since the destruction of the Temple the names for the shofar and the trumpet had been ...
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In 2 Corinthians 8:5, what does it mean for the Macedonians to give firstly to the Lord?

What does it mean for the Macedonian churches to give first to the Lord? Is that contrasted with giving to Paul, by the καὶ ἡμῖν? Is the giving to the Lord the Paul's collection for Jerusalem? Is it ...
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Is James 5:19-20 an allusion to Job 33:23-30?

[Jas 5:13-20 NLT] (13) Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. (14) Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to ...
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What is Paul meaning of “husband” and “married to another” in Romans 7:1-6? [duplicate]

Romans 7 King James Version (KJV) 7 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath ...

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