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Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure of the Christian New Testament.

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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

Matthew 5:28 says "but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart." (Young's literal) It seems to be a ...
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Did Jesus believe in ghosts / disembodied spirits?

Luke 24:36-39 (NASB): 36 Now while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and ...
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What did Stephen mean when he said “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” in Acts 7:59?

Acts 7:54-60 (NASB): 54 Now when they heard this, they were infuriated, and they began gnashing their teeth at him. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently into heaven and saw the ...
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Rev 1:2 what are we to understand by John's wording regarding the logos?

...who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, everything that he saw. NASB He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. Rev 19:13 Jesus is titled ...
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In Matthew 16:18, was Jesus referring to Peter or himself when he said “upon this rock”? [duplicate]

In Matthew 16:18, was Jesus referring to Peter or himself when he said "upon this rock, i will build my church"? 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will ...
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Based on John 10:36, when was Jesus sent? [closed]

are you saying of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? There are several issues presented here, but the focus is on ...
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The Meaning of “Transgressors” in Luke 22:37

Luke 22:36-37 (NASB): And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that ...
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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father “my God” in John 20:17?

John 20:16-17 (NASB): 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended ...
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Matt 25:40. Can Jesus' brethren be understood to be the righteous of verse 37?

I am looking for an answer based on the structure of the original Greek. I observe in my reading of Matthew 25:31-46 that the term " my brethren " occurs only in the first passage of Jesus' ...
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How can Jesus inherit David's throne since he's a descendent of Jehoiakim?

Based on Luke Jesus will inherit David's throne, however, Jehoiakim descendants can Not sit on David's throne as he is cursed by God. Jeremiah 36:30 Therefore this is what the LORD says about ...
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Were John Baptist and Jesus really related?

If Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, with both his parents of the lineage of David, and John the Baptist's parents of Levi's tribe, Luke 1.5, how is it possible that John and Jesus could be related, ...
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Is Jesus implying his preincarnate existence in John 17:5?

John 17:5 (NRSV): So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. Is Jesus implying that he existed before the world was created, ...
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“Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.” - why did the Jews want to throw stones at Jesus for saying this?

John 8:53-59 (NRSV): 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets also died. Who do you claim to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my ...
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Why did the detachment of soldiers and the police fall to the ground during Jesus' arrest in John 18:6?

John 18:1-6 (NRSV): 1 After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, ...
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Why were the disciples sent in pairs in Mark 6:7?

Why were the disciples sent "two by two" by Jesus? I read it might have to do with cultural Jewish tradition of "two witnesses" being needed or desirable to corroborate a fact, or ...
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Why does the Holy Spirit not know who Jesus is? Luke 10:22

All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Luke 10:22 ...
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Who is the 'one and only son'? John 3:16 [closed]

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 Who is this son John speaks of? Surely it is Jesus as he ...
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What are the “things which make for peace” in Luke 19:42?

Luke 19:22 (NASB): If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. What are the "things which make for peace"? How ...
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Was Jesus drawing a parallel to Himself in Luke 19:21?

Jesus compares Himself to a nobleman going to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself (Luke 19:12). In that same parable, the nobleman is described by his servant as "an exacting man, ...
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Is Acts 26:14 testifying Jesus spoke : Hebrew or Aramaic?

Is Acts 26:14 testifying ישׁוּעָ Jesus ( Ἰησοῦς) spoke עִבְרִי Hebrew (Ἑβραΐδι) or ܐܪܡܝܐ Aramaic? When studying Acts 26:14 from the [ESV] translation, we read : " And when we had all fallen to ...
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Is the Sermon on the Mount based on Leviticus?

In Leviticus 19:17 (NASB) ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may certainly rebuke your neighbor, but you are not to incur sin because of him. Then in Matthew 5:22 (NASB) ...
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Why does God command all his angels to worship his Son, and what does this tell us about his Son's nature?

My understanding is that God is a jealous God and does not tolerate that anyone else be worshiped (Exodus 20:4-5; Luke 4:8). Yet, Hebrews 1:6 (NIV) says: 6 And again, when God brings his firstborn ...
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Does the worship of the Lamb in Revelation 5 contradict the first commandment (Exodus 20:2-4)?

The Lamb is worshipped in Revelation 5 (ESV): Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty ...
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“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” - was Jesus referring to tithing in Mark 12:17?

Mark 12:17 (NIV) reads: 17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” What is God's that we have to give back to him? Was Jesus referring to tithing?
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Are God and the Lamb the same being? Revelation 22:3-5

Revelation 22:3-5 (ESV) reads: 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his ...
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How should עֹ֥ז be translated in Psalm 8:3?

Modern translations translate עֹ֥ז as strength. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. (Psalm 8:2, ESV) ...
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Did Jesus read the Tanakh in Aramaic?

The NT written in Greek masks to some extent details about the life of Jesus. But when the gospels go through the effort of quoting Jesus directly in his final moments, they are left translating His ...
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Did God abandon Jesus? Why? [duplicate]

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭27:46‬ ‭
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How does Jesus manifest himself to those who love him?

John 14:18-24 (ESV) reads: 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. ...
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“Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth” moment? [closed]

In Exodus 4:23 (NASB) So I said to you, ‘Let My son go so that he may serve Me’; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I am going to kill your son, your firstborn.”’” In Matthew 5:38-39 (NASB) ...
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Jesus says mustard seeds are the smallest but they are not actually

“It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth,” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:31‬ ‭ The mustard seed is not the smallest seed on the earth today, so how ...
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Interpretation of Greek in Luke 24:46

The King James Version translation of Luke 24:46 is similar to the 1899 Douay-Rheims translation. (King James Version) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, ...
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Link(s) between Jesus' Prodigal Son parable and Esau & Jacob's reunion story?

In Genesis 33:4 (NKJV): "But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept." In Luke 15:20 (NKJV): "But when he was still a great way off, ...
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Did Satan show Jesus a flat earth?

Luke 4:5 Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6“I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For ...
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Isaac and Jesus described with monogenēs

In Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, The "his only begotten son" reminds me of ...
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Does John 1:3 identify Jesus Christ as the creator?

John 1:3 speaks of the logos. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart ...
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What is the “fire” in Luke 12:49?

Luke 12:49 - I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! What is the “fire” that Jesus refers to in Luke 12:49, and why does He wish it were already kindled? ...
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Mark 10.18 “Good Teacher“ Why do you call Me good?” Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone [closed]

My question is around Jesus, that he always and only claimed to be the 'Son of Man' and not to actually be GOD, Simply you are either God or you are not God and there is only one God, Even in front ...
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In Romans 8:3, what is the extent of the likeness in “in the likeness of sinful flesh”?

[Rom 8:3 NKJV] (3) For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God [did] by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the ...
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Wars of the Jews Book 5 1:5-6 and Luke 14:25-33- are the parallels significant

I posted this question before, but as I noticed, the question looked very vague, so I will try to explain it better now. The question is about the parallels between the texts mentioned in the title. ...
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Is Jesus' description of the Holy Spirit as “rivers of living water flowing from within” a metaphor for a conscious supernatural experience?

In John 7:37-39 (NIV), Jesus describes the presence of the Holy Spirit inside a person as "rivers of living water flowing from within": 37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, ...
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Micah 5:2 is ‘goings’ or ‘comings’ the better translation?

....out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. NASB to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth are of old, From ...
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In Matthew 16:18, how should “ekklesia” be translated and understood?

Matt. 16:18 says, "κἀγὼ δέ σοι λέγω ὅτι σὺ εἶ Πέτρος καὶ ἐπὶ ταύτῃ τῇ πέτρᾳ οἰκοδομήσω μου τὴν ἐκκλησίαν καὶ πύλαι ᾅδου οὐ κατισχύσουσιν αὐτῆς"(TR-1550 Stephanus) "And I say also unto ...
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Is the resurrected body of Jesus fleshly?

“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Not addressing whether this is translated correctly in the ...
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Why does Jesus command his disciples not to move from house to house?

Luke 10:7 Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house. NASB Why does Jesus command them not to move ...
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Is the promise of “works” in John 14:12 only for the apostles or for Christians in all ages?

John 14:8-14 (NIV) says: ⁸Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” ⁹Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? ...
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What does it mean that Jesus is the ''only Son''? [duplicate]

Jesus was the ''only Son'' of God according to many English bible translations (John 3:16, 1 John 4:9, monogenes uios ESV, NLT, CEV, GNT, HCSB, ASV, NETBible etc.). What does it mean that Jesus is ...
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What was the name given in Acts 4:12? Was it the Tetragrammaton or the name ''Jesus''?

"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 (NASB) Was it referring to the name of ...
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What is the emphasis of προς in 1 John 2:1 ('with' the Father)?

τεκνια μου ταυτα γραφω υμιν ινα μη αμαρτητε και εαν τις αμαρτη παρακλητον εχομεν προς τον πατερα ιησουν χριστον δικαιον [1 John 2:1 - TR (undisputed)] My little children, these things write I unto ...
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What did Peter not realize in Luke 9:33?

In Luke 9:33, when Peter suggests setting up tabernacles for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, the author of Luke says he “didn’t realize what he was saying.” What did Peter not realize? What was wrong about ...

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