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Would (Proverbs 16:33) "..lot is cast into the lap.." & ".. every decision is from the Lord" be respectively an idiom & a hyperbole in use?

(Other Related Postings: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/91214/arminianisms-humans-free-will-in-light-of-proverbs-164-proverbs-1633-sinc ) (Credit Reference for definition below:  ...
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What is 'put on' in Psalm 132:9 ? What is the 'righteousness' and the 'salvation' that clothes?

Singing through the Songs of Degrees, morning by morning, I was struck by 132:9 and 16 and pondered on what it actually (in experience and in practice) means . . . . ... thy priests do put on ...
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1 Timothy 6:11 who is the man of God? Is he Timothy?

1 Timothy 6:11 KJV; 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Who is the man of God? Is he Timothy?
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What is the relationship between the participles to the main verbs in Ephesians 6:10-20?

I am trying to prepare a talk on Ephesians and as part of my preparation/exegesis, I was attempting a grammatical diagram of Ephesians 6:10-6:20 using the UBS5 text. I noticed that the participles ...
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Why the focus on impurity of lips (versus heart) in Isaiah 6:5?

Isaiah 6:5 NASB “Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”” ‭‭ Why ...
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Is the blood of Christ for our forgiveness or his death for our forgiveness or both somehow?

My question arises from my study on the blood of Christ and his sacrificial death on the cross. The scriptures seem to teach that both his death and his shed blood were for the forgiveness of sins. ...
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If Thomas at John 20:28 was speaking in Aramaic, what are the options for what he originally said?

At John 20:28, Thomas famously exclaims "My Lord and my God!" This could be translated in different ways. In particular, 'Lord' is ambiguous (Adonai or Adoni?) and 'God' is ambiguous (God or ...
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Akkadian Kašdu, Hebrew Kaśdim (כַּשְׂדִּֽים׃) glossed as "clod-breakers": Is there a clear source for the gloss?

I'm aware of the origins of the Chaldeans as a branch of the Arameans who took over southern Mesopotamia. I'm interested in the meaning of the Akkadian and Hebrew words that apparently became attached ...
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How long was John the Baptist in the wilderness as a child? [closed]

How long did Elizabeth hide John the Baptist in a cave when Herod was killing babies? Britannica.com says: In 27/28 or 28/29 John attained prominence, not as a priest but as a prophet. He was active ...
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According to Matthew 25:31-46 when are the sheep separated from the goats

Jesus begins the parable of the sheep and the goats by saying it concerns His return in glory to set up His kingdom (Matthew 25:31) All those on earth at that time will be brought before the Lord, and ...
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Why does the Aramaic Bible in Plain English put "The old is sweet"?

Luke 5:39 "And no man drinks old wine and at once desires the new , for he says,'The old is sweet'. Commenting on this verse Ellicott says: "new or sweet wine, drunk within a year or so of ...
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What is the basis of using "Away from", "Separated from" etc. to translate "apo" in 2 Thessalonians 1:9?

"Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from [apo] the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" - 2 Thessalonians 1:9 KJV Most other uses of 'apo' in the ...
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In the beginning was the word, it was God, but what was it? Can we perceive living Truth? [closed]

John 1:1 uses the term "Word" It also states God was the word... CAN ONE PERCEIVE THE DIVINITY WITHIN ONESELF, IF MAN'S "GOD CREATED IMAGE",WAS AN EVER-GROWING FREQUENCY OF ...
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Who is the “distant nation” in Isaiah 5:26?

Isaiah 5:26-27 NASB “He will also lift up a standard to the distant nation, And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth; And behold, it will come with speed swiftly. No one in it is weary or ...
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Why do some translations of Genesis 1:2 include the word “now”?

“NOW the earth was formless and empty…”, Gen 1:2, NIV. “Now” seems to draw distinction from the act of creation in verse 1, whereas other translations start with “And”, which seems to indicate the ...
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Is "ho theos" and “ theos” consistently translated in 2 Corinthians 4:4 and John 1:1?

In 2 Corinthians 4:4, we find (ho theos) as it was used in John 1:1 to describe the Devil, but, the system of translation changed. “ ὁ (ho)the θεὸς (theos) god of this world (the Devil) hath blinded ...
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Matthew 28:19 Go, Going... huh?? How should we understand the passive voice?

Bill in this article briefly argues against the view that ' the typical translation of Matthew 28:19 ("Therefore go and make disciples") is incorrect because the Greek word for "go&...
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how can we infer/induce/deduce that ( 2 Corinthians 6:14 ) bible verse's use of "yoked"/ "bound" / "close association" does refer to marriage?

( Related Posting:   2 Corinthians 6:14 - What does "Unequally Yoked" mean? ) ( 2 Corinthians 6:14 ) King James Bible Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what ...
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In 1 John 4:8 is "Love" a feeling

I have heard the phrase: Love is not a feeling it an action; not a noun but a verb. In 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (I have bolded the love that I am ...
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How does Hebrews 11:27 say Moses was not afraid?

Hebrews 11:27 ESV By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. But in the original narrative the author clearly states that ...
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The Siege of Jericho and the Seven Seals

Do the seven seals of the book of Revelation have an origin in the siege of Jericho? This siege framework imagery can then be expounded upon, as with the seven seals, independently with the siege ...
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666 → Solomon → 1,260 [closed]

The theory that "666" in Revelation 13:18 is an allusion to Solomon's annual gold intake has been put forth in the academic literature. Notably: Bodner, Keith and Brent A. Strawn. "...
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Has Ezekiel 22:19-22 happened, or is it yet to happen?

Eze22:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, ...
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What does Proverbs 3:25 mean by ruin of the wicked

Is it referring to: The calamity that comes upon the wicked Or The trouble that is brought upon us by the wicked? Do not be afraid of sudden danger, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes. [...
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What does 2 Corinthians 6:8 mean?

"as deceivers, and yet true" If I am reading this passage correctly, it is describing believers in a series of comparisons, first how the world sees us and then how we should actually be. ...
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How do cessationists explain 1 Corinthians 1:7? [migrated]

"Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ"- 1 Corinthians 1:7 I'm neutral in the cessationism vs continuationism debate but ...
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What are the two different glories Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians 15:40?

1 Corinthians 15:40 NASB “There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.” ‭‭ What are the two glories that Paul is ...
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Who is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 15:34?

1 Cor 15:34 NASB “Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:34‬ ‭‬‬ Who is Paul referring to when he ...
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Ecclesiastes 3:1 and the Hebrew for "seasons" and "time"

I've seen a couple of translations for the Hebrew in this passage. On this forum, someone noted " זְמָן which means set or appointed time or עֵת which means time of an event or experience " ...
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Why so many repetitions in the Torah in relation to Moses and G'd?

Another intriguing question caught my attention today and it is something that is repeated a lot in the Torah - who is G'd? An example of this can be found in Exodus 6:10: וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־...
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Arminianism's Human's Free Will in light of Proverbs 16:4 & Proverbs 16:33 (since said verses strongly suggest support for Calvinism's predestination) [migrated]

Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for [c]its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. 16:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex כֹּ֤ל פָּעַ֣ל יְ֭הוָה לַֽמַּעֲנֵ֑הוּ וְגַם־רָ֝שָׁ֗ע ...
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In John 9:10 why didn't the blind man make the connection between his healing,Jesus and Son of Man?

John 9:10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and ...
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Why were Job's sheep burned by Satan in Job 1:16?

Is there any reason why Job 1:16 where Job's sheep are burned is placed in the middle of two accounts where his other livestock was stolen. And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, ...
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What does the term in Job 1:7 and 2:2 mean?

In both Job 1:7 and 2:2 Satan says to God: And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down ...
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Where did the sons of God in Job 1:6 and 2:1 come from?

Where did the sons of God in Job 1:6 and 2:1 come from when the writer makes it so clear where Satan is from? I am not asking who the sons of God are so all answers need to please shed light on where ...
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Why does Satan come to present himself to the Lord in Job 2:1?

Is there any reason why Satan as the accuser of the brethren would be said to present himself before the Lord in Job 2:1? I see he is not explicitly stated as doing this in Job 1:6 but I am assuming ...
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Where else could Satan come from in Job 1:7; 2:2? [closed]

Satan told God in Job 1:7 where he is from. It seems quite obvious to me then that he would return from there when we read of him again in Job 2:2. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? ...
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Who is the subject in 1Pet 2:8? "They stumble at being disobedient to the word..."

They stumble at being disobedient to the word, to which also they were appointed. 1Pet 2:8 The passage is to the church - you yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual ...
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Date of Apocalypse : God cyclicly comes to earth? [closed]

From the zero time of hebrew calendar which corresponds to the decision of having one true God, dated at -3760 (BC)and taking second coming in the form of Jesus in -4, could we suppose the next coming ...
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Why did Jacob not immediately rebuke Reuben in Genesis 35:22?

KJV Genesis 35 : 22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: Having ...
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Why do Joseph’s brothers reveal to the Egyptian vizier that they have another brother, putting Benjamin in danger (Genesis 42:13)?

When the Egyptian vizier, without revealing he was Joseph, demands to know his brothers' business and who they were, the brothers begin revealing personal information, first "We are all one man's ...
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Does God condone rape in Deuteronomy 22:28-29?

In Deuteronomy 22:28-29 it speaks of a woman who is forced into sex and it says that the women must then marry her husband, in this verse does God condone the act of rape? Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says: ...
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If John 3:16 is Love, what is the opposite of Love? [closed]

The world says the opposite of Love is hate, is this the True opposite of Love according to scripture?
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What is the meaning of "horn of my salvation"?

2Sa 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. Psa 18:2 The LORD is my rock,...
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Do we have to literally give up everything to follow the LORD Yeshua as stated in Luke 14:33?

Or is this meant to be allegorical? If taken literally, where does that leave modern Christians? Luke 14:33 - In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My ...
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Who is wiser than Daniel?

Oh yes, you are wiser than Daniel, there is no secret that is beyond you. (Eze 28:3 NABO) I've heard of it being applied to Satan. That just seems to be a default application, since the choice would ...
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What is the significance of the number 7 in Leviticus 25:1 - 25:9? [closed]

Leviticus 25:4-9 Shemittah Seven Years
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Was the Samaria water really considered more impure than pig's blood? [closed]

I am working on an analysis of the elements of impurity present in John 4:1-42 (the Samaritan woman) and came across this simile which was apparently used by first century Jews. Unfortunately no ...
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"The sting of death is sin..." Does death sting sin, or does sin sting death? And how do we know exegetically?

I'm trying to get clarity about which one - sin or death - is being stung by the other. Or, is it like a whip that "stings" when it hits? In other words, does Paul envision either death or ...
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What is the etymology of the Greek word episkopos (επισκοπος) and how should it be translated in Titus 1:7

I understand that the word bishop comes from the Greek word ‘episkopos’, which means overseer, superintendent, supervisor, or foreman. Also derived from ‘episkopos’ are the English words episcopacy, ...
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