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Romans 16:20 what is the meaning of 'under your feet'?

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The last letter to the Roman church with lots of greetings and encouragements. And a few warnings. Immediate context is; 17 Now I urge you, ...
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What does πάντα ταῦτα ("all these things") mean in Matthew 24:34? Does it include both tribulation and second coming of Christ or only one of these?

Matthew Ch. 24 is a discourse on eschatology. Jesus says that this generation will not passaway until "all these things" have taken place. What does "all these things" constitute of. This passage ...
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Is the reference to "a name that doesn't disappear" in Isaiah 66:22 an allusion, in contrast to Genesis 11:4?

Is the reference to "a name that doesn't disappear" in Isaiah 66:22 an allusion, in contrast to Genesis 11:4? What does it promise to new covenant believers?: [Gen 11:4 NIV] (4) Then they ...
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Is the timeline of the stone in Daniel 2:34-44 defined?

In Daniel 2, a stone crushes the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's vision. This stone grows and covers the Earth. "In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never ...
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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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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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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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The sea was no more. Is this referring to the new earth or is it the first seas that was no more?

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. (Rev 21:1 NLT) It is commonly understood that the sea being no longer in ...
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In 1 Co 11:26, is Paul teaching that Lord's Supper would reach an end? [duplicate]

While reading 1 Corinthians 11:26 I've noticed that almost all commentaries say that after Christ's Parousia we will no longer partake of Lord's Supper. But it seems a little bit contradictory with ...
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Can Job 14:12 be interpreted as an eschatological statement about a future resurrection of the dead?

Job 14:12 (ESV): so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep. Did Job imply that there would be an eschatological/apocalyptic ...
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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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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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Have the end times prophesied in Matthew 24:14 been expected to happen immediately after Romans 1:8?

Matthew 24:14 New International Version And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Romans 1:8 New International ...
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Acts 3:21 Does this scripture prohibit Jesus' return until the " times of restitution of all things " as quoted by Peter in this verse?

Acts 3:21 K.J. " Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, ..... ". I have heard and read much about Jesus' return being imminent (likely to happen soon) ...
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2 Thess 2:9-12 - "refused to love the truth" - implies God will give overwhelming proof before delusion?

9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the ...
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2 Thess 2:1-2 - what is the timing relationship between the rapture and the day of the Lord?

1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or ...
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1 Thess 5:9 vs Romans 5:9 - is this the same wrath?

9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, This passage talks about day of the Lord so the "wrath" is God's wrath. Based on the text, can ...
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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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Are Jesus’s words in Matt. 24:28 parabolic, idiomatic, or prophetic/literal? [duplicate]

If you read the account of Armageddon in Rev. 16:17-19:21 you see that it is the literal fulfillment of Jesus’s prophecy of bodies and vultures in Matt. 24:28.
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What exegetical conclusion can be drawn about the order of the last days Second Coming harvest (Matthew 13:30, 36-43)?

Does this parable of Jesus about the Tares provide sufficient information in order to make conclusions about the order of dealings in the Second Coming of Christ. That is, what do the tares being ...
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Is the great altar in Ezekiel 43:13-17 still in the future?

KJV Ezekiel 43:13-17 13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border ...
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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 ποιῶν τὸ ...
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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] ...
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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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2 Peter 3:3 - "last days"

2 Peter 3:1-4 1This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2that you should remember the predictions of the ...
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What are the unquenchable fire and worms that do not die in Mark 9:43-48? [duplicate]

[Mark 9:43-48] And if your hand should cause you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having two hands to go away into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. 45 ...
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Does Revelation 20:10,14-15 teach eternal conscious torment (ECT) of the wicked?

Revelation 20:10 (YLT) 10 and the Devil, who is leading them astray, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] the beast and the false prophet, and they shall be tormented day and ...
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Can any conclusions be drawn about an "intermediate state" from John 11:25-26?

John 11:25-26 (YLT): 25 Jesus said to her, `I am the rising again, and the life; he who is believing in me, even if he may die, shall live; 26 and every one who is living and believing in me shall ...
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1 Timothy 1:20; How did this happen in the days of the apostles?

1 Timothy 1:20; DRB; 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered up to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. It seems that Paul has the authority to deliver the Blasphemous, ...
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What evidence is consistent with the beast of Revelation 11:7 being distinct from the beasts from the land and sea in Revelation 13?

Revelation 11:7 introduces "a beast that comes up from the Abyss". This beast could be synonymous with the beast from the land (by some equated with Behemoth) or the beast from the sea (by ...
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In Revelation 20:9 does the surrounding of the camp of God's people take place before or after the second resurrection?

Revelation 20:9 NIV 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who ...
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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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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 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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Why do some translations translate eternal life (ζωὴν αἰώνιον) in different ways?

Why do some translations translate eternal life (ζωὴν αἰώνιον) in different ways? Consider for example, John 4:36, 6:40. While some use 'eternal life' in both cases, KJV and NASB do not: “Already ...
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What exactly is the mark of the beast? [duplicate]

What is the 'mark' that is necessary for buying and selling in Revelation 13:17? and that no one should be able to buy or to sell, if not the one having the mark--the name of the beast, or the number ...
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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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When is the Second Coming? [duplicate]

When will the Second Coming occur? In Matthew, Jesus seems to allude that the Second Coming will occur within his generation. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these ...
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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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In Revelation 17:7, Who is the woman riding the Beast?

But the angel said to me, "Why are you so amazed? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. -- Revelations 17:7 (NRS) Dave Hunt, ...
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"... and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" - what place is Jesus referring to in Matthew 24:51?

Matthew 24:44-51 (ESV): 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his ...
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John 8:11; is Jesus condemnation to the Sinners at the Last day Biblical?

John 8:4-11; KJV; 4 they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 [a]Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her? 6 And this ...
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Since those who subscribe to amillennialism don't believe in rapture, how do they interpret Luke 17:30-34

Luke 17:30-34 It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in ...
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Does Rev 20:12-13 allude to a third resurrection?

Then I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne. ...
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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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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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Will "born again" Christians be taken to heaven before the "great tribulation" in the book of Revelation?

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul speaks of the coming of the Lord. The Lord will come down in the clouds with a loud command, calling the dead in Christ and the Christians, still alive, to be caught ...
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Hosea 6:2. Are the days in this verse more than 24-hr. days and probably much more?

Hoses 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Are the days in this verse 24-hour days and if not how long perhaps are they?
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Why are the seven thunders of Rev.10:4 sealed and what was their message? [duplicate]

When you say this is opinionated you will be right. Rev.10:4 has been previously discussed and that is also true, but no conclusion was reached. Some of the previous discussion had great merit. I ...
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