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Did Hosea sin when he married a "wife of whoredoms"?

When Hosea married a "wife of whoredoms", did he sin? Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and ...
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Since the 10 commandments are Old Testament Law, are we to only follow the New Testament commands? [closed]

In the book of Romans it says (4) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes, -- Romans 10:4 (CSB) 23 Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, ...
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What is the difference between commandments in ordinance form and general commandments in the Bible?

Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; Ephesians 2:15 KJV What is the difference ...
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Why does Jesus seemingly contradict what He states in Mt 5:19 by later appearing to relax the Law of the Sabbath?

In Matthew 5:19, Jesus states that anyone who relaxes (ESV) even the least of the commandments in the Law and teaches others to do the same would be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But then in ...
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Was the Temple's Bronze Sea a violation of the commandments against graven images? (1 Kings 7, Dt. 4:16-18)

1 Kings 7:24-30 describes a huge laver in the Temple of Jerusalem, constructed by King Solomon, thus: Then he made the molten sea; it was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, ...
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In what sense is God 'Holy'?

Question: If 'Holy', (ἅγιος at Biblehub.com, and at logeion.uchicago.edu), is interpreted as 'separated unto', 'consecrated', 'dedicated to', or 'sacred', then in what sense can God be considered Holy?...
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What does Leviticus 17:7 actually denote?

Different versions of Leviticus present Verse 7 differently, for instance: So they shall no longer offer their sacrifices to goat-idols or demons or field spirits with which they have played the ...
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Gen 9:4 - Why can't we eat the life?

What is the reasoning behind the prohibition from eating the lifeblood of an animal? It isn't until Moses that purposing of the blood for atonement is provided as some additional reasoning behind the ...
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Is God's "Be fruitful and multiply" at Genesis 1:28 a blessing or commandment?

Genesis 1:28 is God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls ...
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Does the text of Exodus have anything that indicates that the Ten Commandments were all that God intended to write on stone?

Based upon Exodus 20, God spoke directly to the children of Israel. He provided ten commandments. Being frightened of the theatrics of God, Israel removed themselves and told Moses to speak to God ...
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Genesis 2:24 When does a man leave his father and mother?

Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Is this, the command here to leave father and mother, predicated on ...
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Ephesians 6:1 - Are Adults Commanded to Obey Their Parents?

I understand that children, τέκνα, is not a term that is age limited. Therefore, does a faithful reading of Ephesians 6:1 require adult Christian children to obey their parents? Ephesians 6:1 ​ ...
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Not having the right to eat - 2 Thessalonians 3:10

2 Thessalonians 3:10 (ESV), 10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. Regarding the emboldened text above, is the ...
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Does the Bible forbid the making of representational art, or just the worship of it?

In Exodus 24:4-5 (KJV) one reads Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under ...
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When a passage mentions "love God" and "keep His commandments", is it equating the two actions as being one in the same?

When a passage mentions to love God/Lord and to keep His/the commandments in the same passage, is it equating these two actions as equal, as separate actions, or is one action a subset (for lack of ...
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Why does 12-yr-old Jesus [Luke 2:48-49] contradict 30-yr-old Jesus [Mark 7:11-13] about Korban & honoring your mother? [closed]

In [Luke 2:48-49], we notice Jesus as a child not properly fulfilling the mitsvah of [Exodus 20:12] since his mother Mary verbalized her frustration & anxiety about Jesus’ secret return to the ...
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Does the Bible prohibit wearing face masks in public? [closed]

The command to "cover not thy lips" essentially appears twice in the following passage of Ezekiel. Should this be understood as a prohibition against wearing face masks in public, and if so ...
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What sin is 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 about?

1 Thessalonians 4:3–8 (BE:NT): 3 This is God’s will, you see: he wants you to be holy, to keep well away from fornication. 4 Each of you should know how to control your own body in holiness and honour,...
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"Let the dead bury the dead" Matt 8:21,22 How does Jesus' rebuke of a follower here hold water when it comes to honoring one's Father or Mother

"Let the dead bury the dead" Matt 8:21,22 There are at least 35 bible verses (Ex 20:12; Lev 19:13, for example) that talk about the importance of honoring one's Father or/and Mother and yet ...
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In Ezekiel 4:12-15, why does the prophet יְחֶזְקֵ֨אל Yechezkel get to request alternatives from God?

We are told in יְחֶזְקֵ֨אל Yechezkel 4:12-15 that God offers alternatives when His orders put His servant in jeopardy of becoming unclean. - To honor Yechezkel‘s devotion to Torah, God grants ...
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