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In David's curse of Joab in 2 Samuel 3:29 what is intended by “takes hold of a distaff”?

2 Sam 3:29 NASB "May it fall (whirl) on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not fail from the house of Joab one who has a discharge, or who is a leper, or who takes hold ...
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Who is Jesus speaking to in the first part of Matthew 17:17?

Matt 17:14 ff: A man brings the case of his disturbed son to Jesus, stating he brought the son to Jesus' disciples first, and they couldn't heal him. Jesus responds: “You unbelieving and perverted ...
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Does Exodus 34:7 necessarily mean that God directly punishes the grandchildren?

Exodus 34:7 (NIV) says that God "punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation". The NLT translation says "I lay the sins of the parents upon ...
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(Galatians 3:10-13) Understanding “a curse for us” phrase [duplicate]

(Galatians 3:10-13) New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 For as many as are of the works of [o]the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all ...
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Were the children in 2 Kings 2:24 killed, or just mauled?

When Elisha curses the children who were mocking him (2 Kings 2:23-24), the Hebrew uses Strongs H1234 -- בָּקַע baqa` -- to describe what the bears did to the 42 of them they caught. Most often this ...
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Deuteronomy 28:48 mentions a “yoke of iron” when was this fulfilled?

The full verse 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your ...
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“he will rule over you” — good, bad, or neutral?

In Genesis 3:16 we read about God's curse on the woman: To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire ...
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Why does Noah curse Canaan?

Genesis 9:23-25 NLT, reads, Then Shem and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, and backed into the tent to cover their father. As they did this, they looked the other way so they ...