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Paul's first (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.

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1 Corinthians 15:4-7 a physical, or spiritual heavenly appearance

I came across this question that I had never heard before. At the beginning of 1 Corinthians 15, we have the famous and ancient Creed of the early Christian church, however, some argue that due to the ...
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Is Paul describing "the Body of Christ" (Church) as it should be today, or just as it should be in the First Century, 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27.?

In several of his letters, Paul described the Church as the Body of Christ where each disciple was a part, a member of it. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have ...
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What does "eis" mean in "and for[eis] whom we exist" in 1 Corinthians 8:6?

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV "yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.&...
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In 1 Corinthians 2:16 is Paul saying that Isaiah 40:13 does *not* apply to Christ?

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 - KJV Paul quotes here Isaiah 40:13 from the LXX: Who has known the mind of the ...
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In 1 Corinthians 7:36, should we read "she is past her youth" or "his passions are too strong"?

It seems there is no consensus over the exegesis of 1 Corinthians 7:36. Here is a sample of translations: New American Standard Bible (NASB): "if she is past her youth" English Standard ...
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In 1 Corinthians 8:6, should δι αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς be translated "because of whom we exist" or "through whom we exist"?

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV translation: yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we ...
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Is Hosea 13:14, quoted by Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55, oddly mistranslated?

Hosea 13:14 from the BSB translation: I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Where, O Sheol, is your sting? Compassion is hidden ...
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Do any secular scholars affirm that 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 is an early creed?

In 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, St. Paul provides us with an early historical creed, this creed was something that St. Paul tells us that he had received (1 Corinthians 15:3) and lists those who were ...
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Does St Paul make contradicting statements in 1 Cor 11:17-19?

We read in 1 Cor 11:17-19: In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there ...
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Does Numbers 5:18 shed any light on Paul's Statement about women's Uncovered Hair? (1 Corinthians 11:5-6)

In the process of determining whether a wife is faithful to her husband, the priest was to uncover the woman's head. And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, ...
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Who was the audience of the letter to the Corinthians?

1 Paul, called as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God which is in Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by ...
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What was Jesus' mission in saying that He was 'in the Father' according to John 14:10 in the Bible?

2 Corinthians 5:19 King James Version To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of ...
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Why does Paul say part of "the Lord's Supper" (1 Cor. 11:25) was "after supper" (v. 25)?

In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul discusses "the Lord's Supper" (v. 20). He said that when Jesus was betrayed, He took the bread (vv. 23-24), and then, "after supper," He took the cup (v. ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:5-8, why does Paul not mention the appearance to Stephen in Acts 7:55-56?

Q. In 1 Corinthians 15:5-8, why does Paul not mention the appearance to Stephen in Acts 7:55-56? [1Co 15:5-8 NASB95] [5] and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. [6] After that He appeared ...
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Is the Paul of Philippians 3:20-21 the same author, or teaching the same kind of resurrection as described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-38?

Q. Is the Paul of Philippians 3:20-21 the same author, or teaching the same kind of resurrection as described in 1 Corinthians 15:35-38? [Phl 3:20-21 YLT] [20] For our citizenship is in the heavens, ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:5-7, why does Paul mention "the twelve" and "all the apostles" in different places in his list, using different descriptors?

Q. In 1 Corinthians 15:5-7, why does Paul mention "the twelve" and "all the apostles" in different places in his list, using different descriptors?: [1Co 15:5-8 NASB95] [5] and ...
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When Paul mentions baptism for the dead in 1 Corinthians 15:29, what is he talking about? [duplicate]

1 Corinthians 15:29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them? The LDS Church uses this ...
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The Law Commands Women Keep Silent [duplicate]

To which law is Paul speaking (emphasis mine)? Women should be silent during the church meetings. It is not proper for them to speak. They should be submissive, just as the law says. 1 Cor 14:34 NLT ...
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Can Paul’s hermeneutic re: Mosaic law in 1 Corinthians 9:9 be extended? Specifically re: Deuteronomy 22:6-7?

Paul makes an allegorical interpretation of Mosaic law of Deuteronomy 25:4: 1 Corinthians 9: 8-10 NIV 8 Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9 For it is ...
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1 Corinthians 6:3, what does it mean "we will judge angels?"

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
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What is Paul telling us about those dead in Christ?

1 Cor 15:20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. Does 'asleep' determine that Christian dead do not go to heaven, their spirits go to ...
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1 Corinthians 3:21 reference belong to you

1 Corinthians 3:21, 22 - who is the Author (Paul) saying everything belongs to? Therefore, stop boasting in men. All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death ...
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Meat Sacrificed To Idols

In 1 Corinthians 8, was Paul including James and the Elders when he referred to those who had a weak conscience? James and the elders implemented the law against eating meat sacrificed to idols... in ...
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"tongues of men" versus the "tongues of angels" is there a noticeable and Biblical difference?

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1 KJV) Ἐὰν ταῖς γλώσσαις τῶν ἀνθρώπων λαλῶ καὶ τῶν ...
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Was Matthew written based on Paul's first letter to the Corinthians?

There's many allusions to the teaching of Paul as recorded in his first letter to the Corinthians in the gospel of Matthew. There's a passage in the sermon on the mount which seems to come from the ...
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Our "tent" - Discarded or resurrected?

In 2 Corinthians 5:1, Paul writes the following (NKJV): For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the ...
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Why did the bible called Jesus the first begotten of the dead when truly he was the first to come back from the dead? [duplicate]

Why was Jesus called the first begotten of the dead? But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. — 1 Corithians 15:20 And from Jesus Christ, who is the ...
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Does Revelation 20:14-15 contradict 1 Corinthians 15:26?

In 1 Corinthians 15:26, Paul writes (NKJV): The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. Although death is the "last enemy," does Revelation portray "Death" as being destroyed ...
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Women to “let the hair grow” or “have long hair” (1 Corinthians 11:15)

2 Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I handed them down to you. 3 But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and ...
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Does Paul have the holy spirit? [closed]

Yes Romans 9:1 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit Acts 13:9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked ...
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What is the difference between the victim of divorce in 1 Corinthians 7:15, and Luke 16:18, if remarriage is permitted by Paul?

Many people believe that 1 Corinthians 7:15 gives Christians grounds for remarriage if their unbelieving spouse leaves and persistently rejects the idea of reconciliation. This is how I've just ...
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Does he who speaks in tongues edifies himself also refer to repairing of the body and mind 1 Corinthians 14:4?

Does he who speaks in tongues edifies himself also refer to repairing of the body and mind 1 Corinthians 14:4? Some people say praying in tongues edifies your spirit but does it also repair your body ...
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What does 'one' refer to in 1 Corinthians 8:6?

αλλ ημιν εις θεος ο πατηρ εξ ου τα παντα και ημεις εις αυτον και εις κυριος ιησους χριστος δι ου τα παντα και ημεις δι αυτου [TR - undisputed - Stephanus, Beza, Elzevir and Scrivener : all identical] ...
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How does the reference to the "Lord of Glory" in 1 Corinthians 2:8 relate to the Book of Enoch?

None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. NET 1 Corinthians 2:8 And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding ...
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How can Christ be the firstfruits of the resurrection when others were raised before him?

In 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, we read of Christ as firstfruits but in Matthew 27:52-53, we read that at the death of Jesus Christ, many saints arose. How do I then draw the line in explaining Christ as ...
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Someone who could have considered Paul a false witness of Christ's resurrection and for what reasons?

1 Corinthians 15:15 KJV Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
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Should a woman cover her head whilst praying or prophesying because of angels?

According to 1 Corinthians 11:10 should a woman cover her head when she is praying or prophesying for the reason of signaling to the heavenly host that she is not exposed but is covered (protected) ...
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Why are the verb singular and the pronoun plural in 1 Corinthians 4:6?

1 Corinthians 4: 6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in ...
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In 1 Co 11:26, is Paul teaching that Lord's Supper would reach an end? [duplicate]

While reading 1 Corinthians 11:26 I've noticed that almost all commentaries say that after Christ's Parousia we will no longer partake of Lord's Supper. But it seems a little bit contradictory with ...
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In 1 Co 11:26, is Paul teaching that Lord's Supper would reach an end?

While reading 1 Corinthians 11:26 I've noticed that almost all commentaries say that after Christ's Parousia we will no longer partake of Lord's Supper. But it seems a little bit contradictory with ...
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What is the meaning of "a holy kiss" in "Greet one another with a holy kiss". 1 Corinthians 16:20?

1 Corinthians 16:20 "All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss". ESV. My emphasis. Many years ago I was in a church congregation and the preacher was speaking ...
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Psalms 8:3-6 - has this been manipulated by Paul to imply it relates to Jesus?

Psalms speak in general terms about the Glory of God. How has Paul come to the conclusion that this relates to Jesus? Psalm 8:3-6 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon ...
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What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 9:7

What is the meaning of "decided" in your heart, if decisions are made in the mind!? 2 Cor 9:7 - Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or ...
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Is it sound exegesis to see 1 Corinthians 8:6 as based on Genesis 1:26?

Elohim and ὁ θεὸς in Genesis 1 The creation account in Genesis begins with a plural word, elohim to identify God: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1 ESV) בראשית ברא ...
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Should we eat food sacrificed to idols?

If you don't know that it has been sacrificed to idols, then it is okay, 1 Corinthians 10: 25Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. Don't ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 6:13 mean that after the resurrection, our body will not have a stomach? :)

1 Corinthians 6: 13a “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. Does 1 Corinthians 6:13 mean that after the resurrection, we will not eat?
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Is 1 Corinthians 13:9-12 a literary structure?

KJV 1 Corinthians 13 : 9 - 12 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as ...
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1 Cor 15:20 - Is the Resurrected Jesus Singular or Plural? Is He the Firstfruit or the Firstfruits

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits[ἀπαρχή] of those who have fallen asleep. -1 Corinthians 15:20 The ἀπαρχή here is in the singular form and seems to clearly be in ...
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Love does not envy or love is not jealous?

English Standard Version, 1 Corinthians 13: 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant NASB 1977: Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not ...
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Is ‘flesh and blood’ different to ‘flesh and bones’ in the Bible?

“I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭50‬ ‭ We know that flesh and blood cannot ...
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