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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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Can I be a Christian and have a right to bear arms? [closed]

I am a very strong devout Christian and wondered two things: does the bible support my right to bear arms and can I as a Christian own and carry a firearm?
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We agree it was not John, so could it be that Lazarus whom Jesus loved, was the author of the fourth gospel? [closed]

If it was Lazarus this explains why he outran Peter to the empty tomb. Why when he saw the folded burial cloths he instantly believed. It also answers why Peter questioned Jesus "what of this man&...
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What is the meaning of the Comparison of Circumcision and Healing

In John 7:22 we can read the following: Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. (KJV) This happens ...
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Woman at the well: What is the significance of Jesus asking her to call her Husband (John 4:16)

I'm currently studying John 4:4-28. Jesus meeting with the woman at the well. I am interested to know what is the significance of Jesus asking her to call her husband and drawing attention to her ...
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Is there a contradiction in the Bible related to death penalty? [closed]

I'm curious with the fact that the sixth commandment says, that one can't kill the other, this is (Exodus 20:13): 13 “You shall not murder. However, in the bible, there are many moments where this ...
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Can someone explain Matthew 19:11-12 on eunuchs?

Three days ago I was reading Matthew 19:11-12 and it confused me as what the verse is talking about, can someone please explain to me what the verse means and it's context? But he said unto them, All ...
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Does Jesus want an extended Family and/or Traditional Families in the World?

I have wondererd what Jesus wanted to mean with the following (John 13:34): A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (...
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What does Jesus mean when curing a man in John 5

I came in contact with the following verse: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. (John 5:43, KJV) However I couldn't ...
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Did Christ intend giving the Holy spirit prior to his ascension in John 7:37-38?

John 7:37-38 ESV 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as[f] the Scripture has ...
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Should we consider Jesus' statements in John 6:54 and Luke 22:19-20 as parallel declarations?

In the Gospel of John, we read something that many disciples found hard to accept: John 6:54: “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."...
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Why is John 7:39 bracketed?

In the Kjv we find out that the whole text of John 7:39 is bracketed. Usually the brackets are used for the purpose of parenthesis, as supplemental to the rest of the text John 7:39 KJV: (But this ...
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John 13:15-17 what is Jesus saying with, "a servant is not greater than his master"?

John 13:15-17 (ESV, boldface added) 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, ...
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How do you reconcile Rom. 4:2-5 with John 6:28-29: believing a work or not a work?

How do you reconcile  For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him ...
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How to reconcile Isaiah 42:2 and John 2:15 about the Messiah not raising His voice?

Isaiah 42:2 He will not cry out or raise His voice, nor make His voice heard in the streets. This verse is supposed to be Messianic. John 2:15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the ...
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Was Thomas being sarcastic in John 11:16? [duplicate]

John 11: 14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said ...
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Every eye will see him Rev 1:7‬ ‭

What does “every eye will see him” mean? Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him"; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So ...
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What did Jesus mean when he said salvation is from the Jews?

John 4:22 ASV says, Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. What did Jesus mean with his statement "salvation is from the Jews"?
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Why does John call it the feast of the Jews

Why does John call it the feast of the Jews when God in Leviticus 23:2 call it My appointed times; After these things there was a feast of the Jews [Pentecost], and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (John ...
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What does "Yielding up his Spirit" mean?

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. If Jesus Yielded his spirit to God Does this mean he stayed dead for ...
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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 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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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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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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