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The fourth Gospel in the Christian New Testament that is attributed to John the son of Zebedee.

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John 13:7 What was Jesus referring to when he said "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

In John 13 at the last supper Jesus goes to wash his disciples feet. Initially Peter resists but Jesus insists he must carry out this action and states in 13:7 “You do not realize now what I am doing,...
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What is Finished? [duplicate]

Joh 19:30 BSB When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit. What is finished? What did Jesus mean if we are to interpret According ...
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What is the meaning of the word " Judgement" in this verse

Joh 9:39 BSB Then Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.” If this means condemnation then it's is hardly reconcilable ...
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Is John 1:11 an antithetical parallel to Deut. 33.3?

John 1:14,17 draw parallels between Moses receiving the Law and Jesus. (See In John 1:14 what does ἐσκήνωσεν mean?) Yes, he loved his people, all his holy ones were in his hand; ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

What is the significance behind Jesus giving the apostle Simon the new name Peter and him being referred to in scripture as either "Peter" / "Simon Peter" from then on ? I have ...
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Why did Peter not directly ask Jesus who was going to betray him in the last supper?

John 13: 21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 22His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know ...
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Who are the "we" and "I" at the end of the gospel of John?

The gospel of John ends with (NIV) John 21: 20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. As usual in this book, Apostle John refers to himself as "the disciple whom ...
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What is the justification for adding the words "is himself God" in John 1:18 of the New International Version and New Living Translation bibles?

John 1:18 NIV No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:18 NLT No one has ever seen God. But the ...
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What is the significance that Jesus' bones are not broken on the cross?

John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: What is the significance that Jesus' bones are not broken on the cross?
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John 9 Give God the glory. What does it mean?

John 9 16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not [e]keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a ...
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Uniquely divine begotten/born one

After reading a lot about John 1:18 lately I wondered if the verse could be translated/understood as: God no one has ever seen; the uniquely divine begotten/born one. I thought this way it could fit ...
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Does "all flesh" in John 17:2 mean the same as "all flesh" in Acts 2:17?

"..Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him". John 17:...
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Did Pilate know that during the arrest of Jesus, Jesus healed Malchus' ear?

New American Standard Bible John 18: 3 So Judas, having obtained the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Roman ...
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How to translate John 14:2 mansions, rooms, or dwelling places?

John 14:2 King James Bible In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. English Standard Version In my Father’s house are many ...
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John 21 Was Peter a large strong man?

John 21 7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged ...
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Why were people born blind according to Jesus and the Pharisees? [duplicate]

John 9: 1 As he went along, he saw a man [B1] blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3“Neither this man nor his parents ...
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What is Jesus' argument in John 10:34-36?

I'm not a Biblical scholar. This question is prompted by listening to Michael Heiser, and I currently feel persuaded by his argument that the elohim in Psalm 82 are spiritual beings rather than ...
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Which is the proper translation of John 19:20?

The NKJV says: “Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.” ‭‭John‬ ‭19:20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ But the NIV ...
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What does "receive" mean in John 1:12?

"But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God....
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Did Jesus scourge the money changers?

John 2 13And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15And when he had ...
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John 4:18 What is the woman's reputation in town?

John 4 15The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 16Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17The woman answered and ...
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Was Andrew the first disciple of Jesus?

John 1: 40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John [the Baptizer] had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and ...
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What does “ascending” mean in John 20:17?

John 20:17 (NASB) “Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and My God ...
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John 1:18 can monogenes theos refer to God? [duplicate]

Apparently there are several variations of the verse from John 1:18, but the main difference between the different renderings is the μονογενὴς θεός (monogenes theos, "the only God") versus ὁ ...
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The Chalcedon Creed (451) says that due to the incarnation, Jesus was truly God and truly man. Did the incarnation change his nature forever? [migrated]

The Epistle of Diognetes, regarded by some to be the earliest example of Christian apologetics, establishes Jesus’ divine role as Creator and even goes as far as to call him God. “As a king sends ...
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What does it mean to want praises of man?

John 12:43: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. This statement resonates with me, when I look at my own conduct. I question my authenticity of whether I'm truly seeking the ...
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Based on Zephaniah 3:9 & John 14:14, what Name should All peoples be calling & serving : "Yehovah" or "Iésous"?

If Zephaniah 3:9 is about Converts calling God's Name in pure speech (with Honesty) & serving God in His Name - What is [the] שֵׁם Shem of God declared by His prophet צְפַנְיָה֙ Tsefaniah? [...
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Does John include Jesus’ interchange with Phillip (John 5:7) to emphasize another parallel with Moses (Num. 11:21-22)?

Does John include Jesus’ interchange with Phillip (John 5:7) to emphasize another parallel with Moses (Num. 11:21-22)? Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, ...
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What does Jesus mean, 'ascending to where he was before'?

So then many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This statement is very unpleasant; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, aware that his disciples were complaining about this, said to them, “...
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Meaning and significance of the greek word "ἅπτομαι" (haptomai \ haptou) in John 20:17 [duplicate]

I have always been struck by the "oddness" and also variation in the translation of Jesus statement in John 20:17 to Mary magdeline after his resurrection. It is rendered in various english ...
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Why did Nathaniel say, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth"?

In the Gospel of John it states that when Nathaniel was told that the Messiah was from Nazareth, he wondered, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" (John 1:46) According to Wikipedia: ...
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Was Jesus "reviling Satan" in John 8:44 contrary to the admonition in Jude vss. 8-9?

In the Gospel of John we read of Jesus' condemnation of the Devil: John 8:44: "[The Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. ...
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Why does John's Gospel use 'believe' frequently, but never 'faith'?

John gave the purpose for his Gospel as: 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that ...
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What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification in John 17:19?

John 17:19 (NASB) For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. What is the connection between Jesus’s sanctification and His disciples’ sanctification? ...
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Why is λόγος accusative singular in John 19:8 and genitive plural in John 19:13?

Why is λόγος accusative singular in John 19:8 and genitive plural in John 19:13? In both cases λόγος is the object of the verb ἀκούω (hear). There seems to be three possibilities. In v8 Pilate ...
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From the account in John 18 did Peter just deny being a follower of Christ, or did he actually disown following Christ?

John gave more details that the other Gospels. To start with he told that Peter cut off the ear of the high priest's servant at the beginning of ch18. Since the high priest and apparently his ...
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Jesus says plainly he is a man - does John 8:40 preclude him from also being God?

They answered and said to him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill me, a man who has told you ...
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Was Christ's statement in John 8:24 a claim of deity, and why would the Jews follow-up with "Who are you?" (8:25)?

John 8:23-25: "And He was saying to them, 'You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless ...
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What was the Samaritan concept of God?

The conversation between the Samaritan woman at the well and Jesus went like this: Woman: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in ...
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Should the prayer of Jesus mentioned in chapter 17 of John's Gospel be understood as a verbatim account?

In reading through the late Bishop John Shelby Spong's book on "Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism" he writes about the Gospel of John containing a reference to the high priestly prayer ...
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Why did Jesus in John 7:2-43 ignore fulfillment of Leviticus 23:36-39 for the 8th day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת Chag Sukkot causing Unrest instead of Rest?

When studying "Festival of The-Tabernacles" in [John 7:2-43], we read about Jesus' rather non-Messianic actions on the 8th [last] day of חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת. Chag Ha-Sukkot : "**On the last ...
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What does it mean for the Father to “give” people to Jesus?

John 17:2 (NASB) even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. What does the Father giving people to Jesus (so that Jesus may, in turn,...
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What does προσκυνέω (translated *worship*) mean in Matt. 2:2?

There are many similar questions, and you will think it is a repeat unless you read the rest of the body. The magi seeking to worship a king seems strange. Even stranger is Herod's claim to want to ...
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How do we reconcile John 5:22 with John 8:15 regarding Christ judging/not judging? [duplicate]

In the Gospel of John, we seem to have what appears to be a contradiction: John 5:22: "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son" (emphasis added). ...
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How can Isaiah 42:8 possibly be true, if John 13:31-32 is true?

The prophet יְשַׁעְיָ֣הוּ Yeshayahu speaking for God YHVH states אֲנִ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה ה֣וּא שְׁמִ֑י וּכְבוֹדִי֙ לְאַחֵ֣ר לֹֽא־אֶתֵּ֔ן וּתְהִלָּתִ֖י לַפְּסִילִֽים “I am YHVH, that is My Name; and My glory I ...
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No broken bones - spiritual or physical?

Disclaimer This question is BY NO MEANS questioning the accuracy of the scripture, rather a question about the prophecy in 'Psalms 34:20' was fulfilled in a physical manner by Jesus. A conclusion can ...
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What does John 7:17 teach us about Jesus' relationship with God?

Therefore Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not of myself, but of the One having sent me. If anyone desires to do His (God's) will, he will know concerning the teaching, whether it is from ...
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Will Jesus do anything we ask Him in His name or not? John 14:12-14 vs. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9

John 14:12-14 (ESV): 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever ...
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What law of Moses forbade the lame man from "carrying his pallet" on the Sabbath (John 5:10)?

In the Gospel of John we read: John 5:6, 8-10: "When Jesus saw [the lame man] lying there... 8Jesus said to him, 'Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.' 9Immediately the man became well, and ...
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How likely is it that John himself wrote John 5:4? [duplicate]

In answering Why is John 5:4 missing in the NIV?, Dottard mentions that The NIV omits John 5:4 because it (basically) uses the NA28/USB5 text of GNT. New International Version John 5: 1 Some time ...

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