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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, he ...
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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 ...
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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, lest ...
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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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1 Corinthians 9:9: concerning the topic of oxen or for the sake of oxen?

Translations seem split on whether Paul is considering (rhetorically) whether the commandment in Mosaic Law concerns the topic of oxen or is for the sake of oxen: For it is written in the Law of ...
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Matthew 7:1 vs 1 Corinthians 5:3

How should I distinguish Jesus' "judging" in Matthew 7:1 with Paul's "judging" in 1 Corinthians 5:3?
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Why do 1 Corinthians 15 and Ephesians 1 seem to disagree about Christ's future role?

In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul has a terminus for Christ's reign, which is when death has been put under his feet: [1Co 15:24-28 CSB] 24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the ...
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What changed between 1 Corinthians 15:24ff and Ephesians 1:22?

In 1 Corinthians 15:24ff Paul suggests that Jesus is at the beginning of the process of ruling: [1Co 15:22-28 CSB] 22 For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But ...
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In 1 Corinthians 14:15 is Paul alluding to Psalm 46:7-8 LXX?

In 1 Corinthians 14:15 Paul is admonishing the Corinthians for "wasting their breath" by addressing God and others (including unbelievers) in languages that were not understood by the hearers: [1Co ...
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In what sense is the word ἀνακρίνει used in 1 Corinthians 2:15?

NA 28 1 Corinthians 2:15 15ὁ δὲ πνευματικὸς ἀνακρίνει [τὰ] πάντα, αὐτὸς δὲ ὑπ’ οὐδενὸς ἀνακρίνεται. 1 Corinthians 2:15 KJV 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:3-10 what does it mean that the head of the woman/wife is the husband/man?

What is the Biblical basis for male headship per 1 Corinthians 11:3-10? From what I have studied, the meaning of the word "head" back in the time Paul wrote it meant "source". The definition "leader" ...
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What is the answer to Paul's question in I Corinthians 11:14 speaking of “long hair”?

KJV I Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? I have not seen many people actually answer this question, but instead take it as ...
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In 1 Corinthians 2:1–5, is the apostle Paul denouncing the use of rhetoric to gain converts to Christianity?

1 Corinthians 2:1–5 1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among ...
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The scriptures say there is no “God but one,” then there are ‘many gods,’ who or what are they?

The scriptures say there is no “God but one,” then there are ‘many gods,’ who or what are they? DNKJB 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 “As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in ...
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In Luke 1:33 has the plan for Jesus to be king of the Jews been scrapped?

This may be a little controversial, even for me but I'm presenting some inductive study I've been doing and I'm hoping that someone can point out any failure(s) in my reasoning in the scriptures here. ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:28 what does it mean that Jesus is “subjected”?

In this quote from Paul's writings about the post resurrection Jesus; how can Jesus be "subjected" to God if he is God? What does the Greek word for "subjected" mean? MLVBL 1 Cor. 15:27-28 "But ...
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Why are quotation marks used in translations of 1 Corinthians 10:23?

In 1 Corinthians 10:23, most English translations use quotation marks to suggest that Paul is quoting someone else. For instance, the RSV says... “All things are lawful,” but not all things are ...
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In 1 Corinthians 1:1, is Paul a “called-apostle” or “called to be an apostle”?

(1 Corinthians 1:1) Παῦλος κλητὸς ἀπόστολος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ καὶ Σωσθένης ὁ ἀδελφὸς (KJV) Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our ...
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Why does Paul use different prepositions regarding the origin of the first and second humanity? (I Corinthians 15:47)

Paul states in I Corinthians 15:47 : ο πρωτος ανθρωπος εκ γης χοικος ο δευτερος ανθρωπος ο κυριος εξ ουρανου [TR - Beza, Stephens, Elzevir and Scrivener are all identical] The first man ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:20 to what does “ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ” refer?

NIV 1 Corinthians 11:20 So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, 11:20 Συνερχομένων οὖν ὑμῶν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ οὐκ ἔστιν κυριακὸν δεῖπνον φαγεῖν It sounds like ἐπὶ τὸ ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:29, what is meant by διακρίνων?

The word is used by Paul here: NIV 1 Corinthians 11: 27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood ...
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Was Paul showing some pride in 1 Corinthians 9:15?

After describing the rights of an apostle, Paul goes further even to show that it was actually a command from the Lord for the apostles to be supported by the church in their material needs. 1 ...
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Does the suggestion that people were fighting over the food at “the Lord's supper” in 1 Corinthians 11:21 indicate that it was an actual meal?

KJV 1 Corinthians 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. KJV 1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home;...
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Which custom does 1 Corinthians 11:16 say the saints are to ignore?

But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. - 1 Corinthians 11:16 Upon reading this verse in the context of the preceding passage, I get the ...
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Why do the NASB translators of 1 Cor. 14:1 add the word “earnestly” before “desire spiritual gifts”?

1 Cor. 14:1 in the NASB reads: "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy." The Greek word used here for "desire" is "Διώκετε," a present - active - ...