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

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Why did NASB translate μαλακος in 1 Cor 6:9 as “effeminate”?

Why did NASB translate μαλακος in 1 Cor 6:9 as "effeminate"? The NASB footnote for μαλακος says that the effeminacy refers specifically to "effeminate by perversion." What does &...
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Why is the phrase 'not being myself under the law' missing in 1 Corinthians 9:20 in the KJV?

1 Corinthians 9:20 KJV 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 1 ...
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1 Corinthians 4:14 — “I do not write these things to shame you” versus 1 Corinthians 6:5 and 15:34 — “I speak to your shame”

In 1 Corinthians 4:14, the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, I do not write these things to shame you, but I warn [you] as my beloved children. Οὐκ ἐντρέπων ὑμᾶς γράφω ταῦτα ἀλλ᾽ ὡς τέκνα μου ...
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In which versions of Latin Vulgate this phrase “as I also am of Christ” present?

1 Corinthians 4:16, (DRB): Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ. This phrase "as I also am of Christ" present in Douay-Rheims Bible, I looked a version of ...
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How is food connected to sexually immorality in 1 Corianthians 6:13-18?

.1 Corinthians 6:13 NASB 13 Food is for the [g]stomach and the [h]stomach is for food, but God will do away with both [i]of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is ...
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1 Corinthians 1:25, who is God?

1 Corinthians 1:25, (DRB): For the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. The question is so simple: Who is meant by God in the verse? God the father, or ...
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(1 Corinthians 13:7) Love bears, hopes, endures ALL things? really?

1 Corinthians 13:7, "It [love, agape, ἀγάπη] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. The greek "πάντα/panta" means all/every. What does it mean to "hope all?". ...
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‭Translation of the word διακρίνων in 1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:29

“For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭11:29‬ ‭ The word interpreted discerning here what does the original mean and ...
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In 1 Corinthians 3:9, does “You are God's field” refer only to the Body of Christ, and if so, what does it mean?

In the gospels, Jesus referred to the "field" as "the world": [Mat 13:38 NKJV] (38) "The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the ...
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If “God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33), how is Genesis 11:7 to be understood?

1 Corinthians 14:33 God is not the author of confusion. Genesis 11:7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language. Deuteronomy 28:20 The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in ...
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1 Corinthians 10:13, was the temptation of Jesus human or superhuman?

1 Corinthians 10:13 DRB: Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with ...
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Was an additional purpose of the first-century church's Sunday worship service to evangelize visitors?

I have always wondered about a preacher who proclaims the Gospel during weekly services, where 90 percent or more of the audience already consists of church members, instead of going out and looking ...
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How do scholarly Greek lexicons inform our view of the translation of the Greek phrase “σῶμα ψυχικόν” at 1 Corinthians 15:44?

1 Corinthians 15:44 (GNT): σπείρεται σῶμα ψυχικόν, ἐγείρεται σῶμα πνευματικόν. ἔστι σῶμα ψυχικόν, καὶ ἔστι σῶμα πνευματικόν. 1 Corinthians 15:44 Latin Vulgate: seminatur ...
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Who is the one lord in 1 Corinthians 8:6?

I Corinthians 8:6 of the American Standard Version of the bible says, yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all ...
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What does 1 Corinthians 1:27 mean?

What does is it mean that God used the foolish in the world to shame the wise?
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A question about the mind of Christ in Corinthians and Philippians

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] Here, νοῦν, noun (mind) is accusative, masculine singular see Biblehub with ...
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How to understand 1 Corinthians 12:3 in the light of Matthew 7:21-23?

Paul clearly says that no one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit 1 Corianthians 12:3 NASB 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking [a]by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is [...
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Who is the “possessor of heaven and earth” in Genesis 14:19. Abraham or God?

Who is the "possessor of heaven and earth" in Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 and blessed be the most high ...
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Are the term 'one God' and 'one Lord' in 1 Corinthians 8:6 equally divine designations?

ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΟΥΣ Α΄ 8:6 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants] ἀλλ' ἡμῖν εἷς θεὸς ὁ πατήρ, ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, δι' οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ...
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What is the accurate translation of “ψυχικὸς δὲ ἄνθρωπος” in 1 Corinthians 2:14?

1 Corinthians 2:14 (DRB): 14 But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually ...
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Mark 13:32 - Why doesn't the Holy Spirit know?

Mark 13:32 (ASV): But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. At Mark 13:32, Jesus teaches that in the entire range of heavenly beings,...
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Does Genesis 2:24 speak exclusively to male-female copulation?

This answer to another question makes a strong case that Genesis 2:24 refers to conception as the thing that makes two into "one flesh". If so, then it seems same-sex activities would not result in "...
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Why does Paul make general resurrection conditional Christ's resurrection in 1 Cor 15:14-18?

Paul argues: 1 Cor 15:13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, Christ has not been raised either. [LEB] I take this to mean Christ could not have been raised if no one can be raised. So far this ...
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The spiritual person judges all things?

The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 1 Corinthians 2:15 ESV In 1 Cor 2, Paul says the "natural person" can not understand God's truth, because it requires ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14?

What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14? 1 Corinthians 1:9 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship ...
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In the culture of Corinth in Paul's time, what does being “engaged” mean?

1 Corinthians 7:36-38, NIV: "36 If anyone is worried that he might not be acting honorably toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if his passions are too strong and he feels he ought to marry, ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 15:44 refer to Dualist Anthropology?

Does 1 Corinthians 15:44 refer to Dualist Anthropology? Dualist Anthropology is the view of the body-soul relation as dualistic, the body and the soul being different as the soul that inhabits the ...
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What is significant about “only in the Lord” with regards to widows remarrying? 1 Corinthians 7:39

The verse is clearly about widows but I am most concerned with the hermeneutics of the phrase “only in the Lord”; considering Apostle Paul did not say for instance, only with another believer or ...
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What is the difference between “knowledge” in Ephesians 3:19 & “wisdom ” in 1 Corinthians 1:30?

What is the difference between "knowledge" in Ephesians 3:19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. ( AKJV ) & "...
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Why does the kjv include the phrase 'for the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof' in1 Corinthians 10:28

It seems this phrase is wanting in some other texts 1 Corinthians 10:28 KJV 28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for ...
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Are all angels awaiting judgment fallen? 1 Corinthians 6:3

In light of this verse “Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭ And taking into account that aggelos is a ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:5 how should we understand “not well pleased” and “overthrown”?

[1Co 10:5 ASV] (5) Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. [Num 14:16 KJV] (16) Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the ...
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Is “then comes the end” in 1 Corinthians 15:24 an allusion to Daniel 12:6-13?

Is "the end" in 1 Corinthians 15:24 an allusion to Daniel 12:6-13?: [1Co 15:19-28 ESV] (19) If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (20) But in fact ...
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Which law was Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 14:34?

1 Corinthians 14:34 NASB 34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. Which law was Paul ...
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How is 1 Corinthians 13:9-12 related to the context, which seems to be about “love”?

Why does the author talk about love in previous verses then on verse 9-12 goes in a different direction? Then finishes off in verse 13. How do verses 9-12 relate to the context, which seems to be ...
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Does God 'forbid' marrying a divorcee?

The apostle Paul write in 1 Corinthians 7, verse 10-11 that And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her ...
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In Exodus 23:21 why won't the angel forgive?

Note: I asked a similar question and received a decent answer but it did not pursue the logic of the assertion and its apparent lack of consistency with other statements so I don't consider this to be ...
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What does 1 Cor 7:14 mean concerning the children being unclean or holy? [duplicate]

1 Corinthians 7:14 KJB "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy." What ...
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Are the commandments concerning covering & uncovering the head for public assemblies only or in private as well? (1 Corinthians Chapter 11)

Are the commandments concerning covering & uncovering the head for public assemblies only or in private as well? I have read commentaries on these verses and most agree that these commandments ...
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In 1 Corinthians 3:22 what does Paul mean by “you are of Christ and Christ is of God”?

NIV 1 Corinthians 3:21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are ...
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1 Cor 12:3: “no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit”

1 Cor 12:3 "Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit." (NIV) Does the ...
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If we “died to the law” & “disannulling of the commandment” took place the why is Paul quoting “ Deuteronomy 17:7 ” in “1 Corinthians 5:13”?

If we are become dead to the law as said in Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is ...
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What does 1 Corinthians 15:19 actually mean?

I came across the following verse in a YouTube advertisement about christianity. NIV 1 Corinthians 15:19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. I ...
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1 Cor. 7:5 “προς καιρόν” = “perhaps”?

Why do some translations have a "perhaps" in 1 Cor. 7:5: Defraud not one another, except, perhaps, by consent, for a time, that you may give yourselves to prayer; and return together again, ...
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How does Paul say Christ was first seen by Cephas then the twelve in 1 Corinthians 15:5?

1 Corinthians 15:5 NASB 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. In all the narratives of four evangelists there seem to be no record of Christ meeting Cephas then the twelve after ...
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1 Corinthians 4:10 meant to be an irony?

Paul lambasts the church at Corinth for sectarianism which had led to jealousy and strife. But later the apostle Paul sounds conciliatory lauding them with attributes which seemed non existent within ...
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In 1 Cor 14:3-5 what was the nature of the prophecies being given in Corinth?

Paul speaks at length to the Corinthians about the penchant for becoming a celebrity preacher fan club: [1Co 1:10-12 NLT] (10) I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our ...
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In 1 Corinthians 9:9;13 why does Paul quote the Torah for justifying fiscal support from the church?

All quotes from the NASB In canvassing for fiscal support from the church the apostle Paul quotes the Torah to buttress his narrative 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 [9]For it is written in the Law of ...
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What mean Malakos in 1 Cor. 6:9

În 1Cor. 6:9, can the term malakos refer to a person who practices masturbation? If so, what evidence are there to support this theory. If not, what word was used by greeks to describe masturbation (...
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Is Deutoronomy 25:4 an interpolation?

Deutoronomy 25:4 NKJV 4 “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain. All the verses in this chapter are related except this one.There are ample places where this text could have ...

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