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How does Jude 1:7 say Sodom and Gomorrah serve as examples in undergoing punishment of eternal fire?

Jude 1:7 NASB 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after [g]strange flesh, are exhibited as an [h]...
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Does the YLT translate Daniel 9:26 accurately?

Young's Literal Traslation 26 And after the sixty and two weeks, cut off is Messiah, and the city and the holy place are not his, the Leader who hath come doth destroy the people; and its end [is] ...
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In Psalm 90:1 what does Moses mean when he says “you have been our dwelling place”?

Psalm 90 seems to be about the brevity and transience of human life in contrast to God's eternity: [Psa 90:1-17 ASV] (1) A Prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place In ...
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Why are there different rewards for overcoming for the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3?

Revelation 2:7 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’ Revelation 2:8 8 “And to the angel of ...
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In Hebrews 12:18 what does the author mean by “for you have not come to what could be touched”?

At Mount Sinai the Jews were forbidden to so much as touch the mountain: [Exo 19:12-13, 21-24 ESV] (12) And you shall set limits for the people all around, saying, 'Take care not to go up into the ...
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In 1 John 2:17 what “world” does he say is passing away?

[1Jo 2:17 ESV] (17) And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. [1Jo 2:17 mGNT] καὶ ὁ κόσμος παράγεται καὶ ἡ ἐπιθυμία αὐτοῦ ὁ δὲ ...
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In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 what does it mean to “wait for his son from heaven”?

Paul commends the Thessalonians for being diligent: [1Th 1:3 NLT] (3) As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have ...
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In Titus 2:13 is “that blessed hope” an allusion to Psalms 84:5?

Brenton Septuagint Translation Psalm 84: 1For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core, concerning the wine-presses. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! 2My soul longs, and faints ...
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In 1 Peter 4:17 is Peter referring to “God's house” (ie: the temple) or his “household”?

[1Pe 4:17-18 DBY] (17) For the time of having the judgment begin from the house of God is come; but if first from us, what shall be the end of those who obey not the glad tidings of God? (18) And if ...
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Rev 12:1 What is the exact translation of “clothed with the sun”

New international version of Book of Revelation 12:1 1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. What ...
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At which altar did the angel stand in Revelation 8:3?

Revelation 8 NASB [3]Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden ...
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Why did Daniel refuse Belshazzar's gifts in Daniel 5:16-17?

After interpreting the writing on the wall Daniel refuses the king's gifts Daniel 5:16-17 [16]But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult ...
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Who are the saints / holy ones in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12?

In June 2017 and May 2018, I had email exchanges with Prof. Larry W. Hurtado and Dean Craig C. Hill (two high-caliber NT scholars) about the second coming, the rapture and, more specifically, the ...
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Second beast or the image that will force the people to receive a mark on their hands or forehead in Revelation 13:15-16?

Revelation 13:15-16 NASB [15]And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the ...
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In Ephesians what does Paul mean by “world without end”?

[Eph 3:21 KJV] 21 Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. [Eph 3:21 mGNT] αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς πάσας τὰς ...
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Did Paul indicate in Ephesians 1:3 and Colossians 1:13 that he was writing from Heaven? [closed]

The brilliant, learned and compassionate Goethe and Nobel Prize winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer, in his book "The Search for the Historical Jesus" concluded that Jesus' prophecies concerning his visible ...
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Is “under the altar” in Rev 6:9 the same as “before the throne” in Rev 7:9 and 14:3?

Rev 6:9 (NIV) "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held". Rev 7:9 (NIV) "After this I ...
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In Luke 17:28-33 what does Jesus mean by “save his life” and “lose his life”?

I was perusing Luke 17 when I noticed the specific context of the familiar passage about "losing" and "preserving" one's "life". This is the verse: [Luke 17:33 KJV] Whosoever shall seek to save his ...
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Is the “coming” in Matthew 24:30 about Christ's arrival in heaven or a return to Earth?

[Mat 24:30 KJV] 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with ...
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Is 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 alluding to Psalm 47:5?

In Paul's accounting of the ordering of the resurrection he mentions a few things that seem to be an allusion to Psalm 47:5: [1Th 4:14-18 KJV] 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, ...
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To whom is Isaiah 28:16 referring?

Isaiah 28:16 KJV 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make ...
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In 1 Thessalonians 4:17 does “ἅμα σὺν αὐτοῖς” indicate that the “dead” and Paul ascend simultaneously?

In the interlinear of the verse there are few words that I am hoping will indicate whether or not Paul's rapture is simultaneous with the rising of the dead (so that as the others ascend he is swept ...
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Does Matthew 10:15 refer to different degrees of torment/punishment in the eternal judgement?

Matthew 10:14-15 [14]Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. [15]Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable ...
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Two rulers or one ruler in Daniel's 70 week prophecy?

In Daniel 9:25-27, which the angel ("man") Gabriel states 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One (or an anointed one), ...
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What is the correct translation of the Greek word “parousia,” is it “presence” or “coming”?

“Presence” is over a period of time and “coming” is an instant in time? The Greek word rendered “coming” in Mat 24:30 differs from the Greek word in Mat 24:3 rendered “presence/coming.” Presence:- ...
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What is the order of events in Revelation 12?

The events of Revelation 12 are not given in chronological order but are transposed by a figure of speech known as hysterologia, where something is put last, that in its usual order should be put ...
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Was it Daniel who did not understand the vision in Daniel 8:27?

After narrating some visions to Daniel (Daniel 8:1-25) at the end its not clear who did not understand what had just been narrated Daniel 8:27 NKJV 27 And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days; ...
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In 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 why does Paul omit the references to the promised land?

In 2 Corinthians Paul is "preaching" that the saints should separate themselves from wicked persons ("Beliar"). He seems to perhaps have in mind the Corinthians who seem to be flippant about idols ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 who's who?

Who is doing what in this passage? I'm trying to identify the referents for the various pronouns. I've supplied a couple of the more obvious ones as examples. ESV 1 Corinthians 15: 24Then ...
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What Does the Last Word in Luke 21:32 Mean with the Aorist Tense?

http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/21-32.htm I was having an argument with my friend about this verse and he is saying the aorist tense in Greek means that the last word in this verse does not ...
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How should Revelation 11:15 be translated (so the implied pronoun and expressed referent agree)?

Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants] Rev 11:15 Καὶ ὁ ἕβδομος ἄγγελος ἐσάλπισεν· καὶ ἐγένοντο φωναὶ μεγάλαι ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ, λέγοντες Ἐγένετο ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ κόσμου τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν καὶ τοῦ χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ,...
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Since Jesus hands over the kingdom to God the Father, in what way will he reign forever and ever? (1 Corinthians 15:24-26) [closed]

1 Corinthians 15:24-26 (NRSV) 24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign ...
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Why does Jesus talk about the Sheep and Goats judgment in Matthew 25:31-46?

This question is not about what the sheep and goats judgment means. It is not about identifying who the sheep and goats are, or when it takes place. The question is why it logically follows on the ...
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In Daniel 7:22 is judgment “committed to” the saints or “rendered in favor of” them?

The KJV seems to suggest that judgment was committed to the saints so that they became the judges: KJV Daniel 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most ...
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In 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 why does Paul seem to expect the Corinthians to know that they will judge angels?

I take the questions beginning with "Do ye not know" and "Know ye not" to be rhetorical with the meaning "Of course you know that you shall judge the world and angels": 1Co 6:2  Do ye not know that ...
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In Acts 5:9-11 why does Peter dispense immediate judgment?

In Matthew 13:30 Jesus taught a parable about not pulling up weeds until the harvest: NIV Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First ...
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Does Jeremiah 33 predict that when the messiah comes Judah will live in peace and prosperity?

ESV Jeremiah 33: 14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will ...
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In Genesis 49:1 what does Jacob mean by the “last days”?

KJV Gen 49:1  And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Other translations of "in the future" and "in ...
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In Luke 21:24 is Jesus describing the dispersion of “the twelve tribes of Israel”, the 10 “lost” tribes or the remaining 3 tribes?

KJV Luk 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.  Luk 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let ...
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In Romans 11:25 what is “the fullness of the Gentiles”?

Romans 11:25 KJV For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness ...
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In Matthew 19:28 what is “the regeneration”?

Mat 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ...
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In Gen. 4, Seth is “appointed” as another seed “instead of Abel.” What is the ancient interpretation of this appointment?

In Genesis 4:25, it states: "And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: 'for God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him" What is the ...
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Are the “virgins” (παρθένοι) in Revelation 14:4 literally “virgins” or is it a metaphor?

Revelation 14:4 (KJV) 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. Nestle GNT 1904 οὗτοί εἰσιν οἳ ...
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Which Head was “Wounded Unto Death” and healed?

In Revelation 13:1 (KJV), we see a picture of ... a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Yet in ...
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In Revelation 20:10 when was the beast & false prophet cast into the lake of fire?

Revelation 20:10 NASB [10]And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night ...
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Is Revelation 19:17-21 a literary allusion to Ezekiel 39:17-20 or is it the same event?

(KJV) Revelation 19:17-21 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together ...
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Was “no man knows the day or the hour” (Mt. 24:36) a reference to Rosh Hashanah?

It's become common in Messianic Jewish circles and among others who have been impacted by the Hebrew Roots movement to say that Jesus' words in Matt. 24:36 are a clue that He would return on a future ...
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Are the “Second Coming” in Hebrews 9:28 and “the Day of the Lord” in 1 Thessalonians 5:2 the same event?

The two concepts "Day of the Lord" and "Second Coming" appear to be textually distinct from one another: 1Thessalonains 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a ...
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Does “new” in New Heavens and New Earth mean “renewed” or “new creation”?

Revelation 21 and 22 describe a New Heaven and New Earth. Some teach that these will be the present heaven and earth "cleansed" or "refreshed" and others say these are completely new. Then I saw a ...
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In Romans 8:19, what is the meaning of κτίσεως?

I have come across a very interesting re-reading of Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Roberts argues that κτίσεως, usually translated ...