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What are the “two unchangeable things” referred to in Hebrews 6:18

Hebrews 6:17-18 reads as follows in the NASB: [17] In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, [18] so ...
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Hebrews 1:10 and Psalms 102:25 (101:26)

In Hebrews 1:10–12, the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews quotes Psalms 102:25–27 (101:26–28)1 of the Greek Septuagint. Footnotes         1 There is a difference in how the Greek Septuagint of ...
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Hebrew 12:6 scourging or correction?

In Hebrew 12:6 we can read “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” Chastening : G3811 Paideuo can also mean instruct or train (even scourge) a child ...
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Is the article ο in ο θεός at Hebrews 1:9 anaphoric to θεός at Hebrews 1:8? If not, what grammatical reason prevents it?

Is the article ο in ο θεός at Hebrews 1:9 anaphoric to θεός at Hebrews 1:8? If not, what grammatical reason prevents it? Note: Keep in mind and address that Wallace says "Most individualizing ...
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What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23)

What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23) It has been proposed that before the Word became flesh he had the authority of God because he was God....
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Hebrews 3:1, how to solve the confusion caused by Smith and Van Dyke translation?

The problem will be clear when we read the verse (Hebrews 3:1) in four versions, where the last phrase will be clear, as follow: Hebrews 3:1 (Arabic- Smith and Van Dyke): مِنْ ثَمَّ أَيُّهَا ...
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John 17:19, what is the meaning of "I sanctify myself"?

John 17:19, (DRB): And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. John 17:19, Latin Vulgate: et pro eis ego sanctifico me ipsum ut sint et ipsi sanctificati in ...
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In Hebrews 1:8-9: Is ὁ θεός nominative or vocative?

In Hebrews 1:8-9, ὁ θεός appears in the nominative spelling in both verses. The question is this; should ὁ θεός be treated as a nominative or more as a vocative of address as it is every other place ...
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Hebrews 12:9, who is "the Father of spirits", the Son or God the Father?

Hebrews 12:9 (DRB): Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? 2 Corinthians 3:17 "the LORD is ...
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In Hebrews 4:16, what/where is the "throne of grace"?

[Heb 4:16 NKJV] Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [Heb 4:16 mGNT] προσερχώμεθα οὖν μετὰ παρρησίας τῷ θρόνῳ τῆς ...
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Hebrews 10:31-"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." -Who is "the person" to be fearful of falling into the hand of God?

Is the verese 31, part of Chapter 10:26-31, or stand alone with v.30? Text: Heb 10: 26-31(ESV) "For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer ...
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Is there a connection between Hebrews 12:26 and Hebrews 9:28 and the second coming of Christ?

Hebrews 12:26 (DRB): 26Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth, saying: Yet once more: and I will move, not only the earth, but heaven also. Hebrews 9:28 (DRB): 28So also Christ ...
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Hebrews 10:25 - Is this about meeting daily?

Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." NKJV Is the writer ...
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Hebrews 11:20, Did Isaac bless Esau?

Hebrews 11:20 (DRB): By faith also of things to come, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. Did Isaac bless Esau? Is there contradiction between this verse ( Hebrews 11:20) and Genesis 27, Hebrews 12:16,...
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Hebrews 9:28, what is the accurate translation of this phrase?

Hebrews 9:28, DRB: So also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many; the second time he shall appear without sin to them that expect him unto salvation. The phrase he shall appear ...
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In Hebrews 5:7, what is the meaning of εὐλαβείας?

The Greek text of Hebrews 5:7 states, ὃς ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ δεήσεις τε καὶ ἱκετηρίας πρὸς τὸν δυνάμενον σῴζειν αὐτὸν ἐκ θανάτου μετὰ κραυγῆς ἰσχυρᾶς καὶ δακρύων προσενέγκας καὶ ...
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Hebrews 2:18, was suffering necessary for Jesus to be able helping the tempted?

Hebrews 2:18 (DRB): For in that, wherein he himself hath suffered and been tempted, he is able to succour them also that are tempted. The question is so simple: Was suffering necessary for Jesus ...
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Hebrews 5:7, Did Jesus suffer death or not?

Hebrews 5:7 (DRB): Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence. The ...
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Hebrews 2:9, What is the accurate translation of (ὅπως)=(ut)?

Hebrews 2:9 (GNT): τὸν δὲ βραχύ τι παρ᾿ ἀγγέλους ἠλαττωμένον βλέπομεν ᾿Ιησοῦν διὰ τὸ πάθημα τοῦ θανάτου δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ ἐστεφανωμένον, ὅπως χάριτι Θεοῦ ὑπὲρ παντὸς ...
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What is the accurate translation of Hebrews 6:1, "...let us cease to speak of the beginning of Christ..."?

Hebrews 6:1 (DRB): Wherefore leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect, not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works, and of faith towards God, ...
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How is the translation of 'universe' justified for Hebrews 1:2?

Heb 1:2 "but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe." NIV The Gr. 'aiōnas' is often rendered '...
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What does "not yet see" mean in Hebrews 2:8?

"Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him." E.S.V. Possible considerations: Is "not yet see" ...
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In Hebrews 2:17, Isn't Jesus already merciful and faithful priest?

Hebrews 2:17, (DRB): Wherefore it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful priest before God, that he might be a propitiation for ...
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Are there versions other than DRB have (priest) instead of (high priest) in Hebrews 2:17?

I looked about 30 versions of English Bible, of Hebrews 2:17, I found all of them have (high priest) or (chief priest). Only DRB has (priest), the Latin Vulgate has (pontifex). (pontifex)=member of ...
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Hebrews 2:10, what is the meaning of perfecting Jesus through sufferings?

Hebrews 2:10 (ASV): For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. ...
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2 Corinthians 5:16, what is the meaning of "have known Christ according to the flesh"?

2 Corinthians 5:16 (DRB): Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh; but now we know him so no longer. What is the meaning of "...
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What are the 'diverse manners' by which God spoke to the prophets?

Heb 1:1 ¶ God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, I subscribe to an academic paper publishing service. One topic which apparently is a ...
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Did Enoch resume his life in another sphere (world)? [closed]

Enoch son of Jared in Genesis 5:21-24 (NIV): When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years ...
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In Luke 13:32 what is the meaning of "I shall be perfected" KJV?

Luke 13:32 (KJV); And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third {cf15I day} I shall be perfected. Luke 13:32 (...
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Salvation by faith alone and Hebrews 1:14

Reading Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? This verse appears to imply salvation as something believers are yet ...
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In Hebrews 10:38, what does "My soul" refer to in reference to God?

Not to be pedantic or overly-literal, it strikes me odd that God invokes the words "my soul" in this particular context. Is this an anthropomorphism? Is this intended to be particularly ...
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“Something Better” in Hebrews 11:40

Hebrews 11:39-40 (NASB) And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase "purge your conscience from dead works" in Hebrews 9:14?

What does "purge your conscience from dead works" mean in Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your ...
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What is the Veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19?

What is the veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19 which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; ? Was not the veil to the Holy of ...
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What does Scripture mean by the "doctrine of baptisms" in Hebrews 6:1-2?

What does Scripture mean by the "doctrine of baptisms" in Hebrews 6:1-2 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation ...
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What is the spiritual significance of the "early and latter rain" mentioned in James 5:7?

What is the spiritual significance of the "early and latter rain" mentioned in James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the ...
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Priests or Levites who collected Tithes?

According to the Mosaic Law in the book of Numbers it seems the Levites were the ones who were ordained to collect the Tithes. Numbers 18:21 NIV 21 “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel ...
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Is there an Old Testament basis for Hebrews 10:3?

"But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year."- Hebrews 10:3. Is there justification within the Old Testament that the blood sacrificial system instituted by Yahweh simply taught ...
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Does Hebrews 1:1-2 teach that Jehovah in the OT is always the Father?

This question is about "interpretation of a specific Bible passage," Hebrews 1:1-2 and how it informs our view of Jehovah in the OT. Question: Does Hebrews 1:1-2 teach that Jehovah in the OT ...
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What does "penetrate even to dividing soul and spirit" mean in Hebrews 4:12?

Do you know what the author of Hebrews, purportedly Paul, meant by "it penetrates even to dividing"? Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,...
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Is Jesus flesh the veil in Heb 10:19?

Heb 10:19,20 which says in the NIV: Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that ...
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What did the author of "To the Hebrews" mean by the expression: " Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire." (Hebrews 1:7)

Hebrews 1:7 (KJV) "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire."
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How do we understand Hebrews 10:2 in light of our ongoing consciousness of sin?

Hebrews 10:1-2 reads (emphasis mine), 1 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are ...
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What did Abraham give in his tithe?

Genesis 14:16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people .... //cut Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything ...
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Does σπέρματος (descendants/seed) refer to Abraham's direct descendants or the nations in Hebrews 2:16?

Hebrews 2:16-18 New International Version (NIV) 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants 16 Οὐ γὰρ δή‿ που ἀγγέλων ἐπιλαμβάνεται ἀλλὰ σπέρματος Ἀβραὰμ ἐπιλαμβάνεται Does ...
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What does "the same" mean in "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" Heb 13:8 ESV?

Just before this verse faith is mentioned, so perhaps the meaning of Heb 13:8 is that Jesus can always be trusted. Though Jesus can always be trusted "the same" might go beyond this and include other ...
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Faulty "covenant" or "ministry" in Hebrews 8:7?

Hebrews 8:7 refers to something with 'fault', and the referent is almost invariably indicated to be the first 'covenant' in English translations. Some of the more literal translations miss the word ...
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According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason?

1. According to Acts 21:17-26 are the Jews who are under the New Covenant bound to keep the law of Moses for any reason? 2. Did this incident in verse 26 happen before or after writing the epistles of ...
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What are the "own works" that believers cease from in Hebrews 4:10?

Hebrews writes of believers as entering in to their own rest saying, "he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his." (Heb 4:10) What are 'my own works'?
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What are the "elements" in "the elements will melt with fervent heat"? NKJV. 2 Peter 3:10

Here are 3 possibilities: c.2000 years ago in Greek culture the elements were fire, earth, water, metal and wood. To the modern scientific mind, as when the N.K.J.V. was written, elements may ...

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