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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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Are the words “beginning” and “word” mentioned in 1John 2:7 the same as those found in John 1:1?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God; John 1:1 (YLT) Brethren, a new command I write not to you, but an old command, that ye had from the beginning -- the ...
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What could have caused the water of Jerusalem’s pool of Bethzatha to be “stirred up”? John 5:1-7

Many people of Jerusalem in Jesus’ day thought that the pool of Bethzatha had healing powers when its water was “stirred up.” (John 5:1-7) As a result, people seeking a cure congregated at the site. ...
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What is the significance of the little book/scroll that John and Ezekiel must eat (Rev. 10:10, Ezek. 2:9-3:3)?

There are two references to these "little books" or "scrolls", one in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 10:2: "and having in his hand a little scroll being open. And he ...
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Was “ὅστις” in Revelation 1:7 meant to be singular, since John 19:34 says only one of the soldiers pierced Ἰησοῦς?

Revelation 1:7 uses the pronoun "ὅστις" : [Revelation 1:7, KJV] "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the ...
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Is there a unifying answer to the different predictions that the human participants would not die until they have seen the second coming?

Matthew 16: 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, ...
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How to get at the textual meaning of John 17:11 with regard to ‘name’ when the two following translations say very different things?

The KJV translates John 17:11 as: "Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are." The NWT translates John 17:11 as: "Holy ...
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What does 'Peace be with You', mean in John 20:19-23? [closed]

What does Peace be with you mean in John 20:19-23?
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Why did Jesus say “in their law” (ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν) in John 15:25?

Jesus referred to his quote from Psalm 35:19 as "written in their Law" (ὁ ⸂ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν γεγραμμένος, NA28). Why did Jesus refer to the scriptures as their law instead of God's. But the ...
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My question is where is Jesus in the creation

John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. So now my question is: Is Jesus the son of God because he came to earth or was he the son of God in eternity ...
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When is a person “born of water and the Spirit”? John 3:5

John 3:5 (ESV): 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. According to Jesus, a person must be "born of ...
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How might the NIV justify putting “husband” in John 1:13?

John 1:13 "children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God" NIV. Also: NET Bible "a husband's desire". Weymouth N.T. "the will ...
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What is this unity?

In John 17:20-23 (NASB) “I am not asking on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that ...
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Why did the Samaritan woman use the term, Messiah, in John 4:25?

In Greek New Testament Μεσσίας only occurs twice; both in John. Andrew used it speaking to Peter (1:41) and here. The Samaritans only had the Torah and did not accept the prophets and writings in ...
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Did Paul (1 Cor 14) and the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:19) share the same concept of 'prophet'?

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV): Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 (ESV): 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or ...
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Should the disciples be amazed or not at the coming resurrection?

John 5: 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and ...
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James converted before or after Jesus' resurection appearance?

In John 7:3-5 (NASB) 3 So His brothers said to Him, “Move on from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret when ...
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What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11

Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. BLB Is it actually, literally a name or just an authority to use to accomplish God's work? EDIT: ...
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What does “we are one” mean in John 17:11?

John 17:11 "And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you, Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are ...
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How do we reconcile John 5:28-29 (“all who are in the tombs”) with Luke 20:38 (“God of the living”)?

Christ states the following, recorded in John's Gospel: John 5:28-29: “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; ...
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In Revelation 22:9, the angel claims to be 'of John's brethren the prophets.' How is this possible?

Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. How is this ...
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How did the council come to its conclusion in John 11:48?

John 11:48 NASB If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation. How did the chief priests and the Pharisees come to ...
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Why was Jesus not being more patient with Nicodemus in John 3?

New International Version John 3: 1Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a ...
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Does John 14:26 explicitly use masculine terms for the Holy Spirit? Do other verses?

The question is: What is the sex/gender of the Holy Spirit per the Biblical pronouns in general and in John 14:26, is it male or neither male nor female? ————— But before answering, please take care ...
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Who is Mary Magdalene in John 19:25 and John 20?

There are similar questions, but none ask exactly who Mary Magdalene is. John 19:25 lists three other women including Jesus' mother who aren't Many Magdalene: but standing by the cross of Jesus were ...
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(John 2:1) The mother of Jesus

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there It seems to me that "the mother of Jesus" is never explicitly named, but always listed as his ...
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In John 16:13 what is the meaning of “into all the truth”?

John 16:13 (ESV): When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the ...
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Why does Jesus use two different verbs when calling someone a servant or a friend?

Does anyone have the explanation as to what the difference in interpretation has to be or the significance for understanding when Jesus uses two different verbs for what the English translates as '...
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John 18:5 The Great I AM has become I am he

In John 18:5 are the majority of the translation erroneously in agreement and has [he] added into the vers. They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which ...
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Which manuscripts indicate the NIV footnote alternative of “Father keep them faithful to your name”?

John 17:11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[a] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may ...
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What have I to do with thee: John 2:4 vs Mark 5:7

In John 2:4, Jesus asks Mary: Woman, what have I to do with thee (Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί)? My hour is not yet come. In Mark 5:7, the Legion asks Jesus: What have I to do with thee (Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί), Jesus,...
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(John 19:28) All things but scripture complete?

I'm looking at John 19:28 where Jesus, on the cross, knew that "ηδη παντα τετελεσται" = "All things are complete/finished/perfect." But then it immediately says, "so that to ...
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If Mary had other sons besides Jesus, why did Jesus assign Apostle John to take care of his mother?

Before Jesus died on the cross, we have in John 19:26: When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” But Mary had other ...
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What verses can I use to prove the Trinity? [closed]

My grandad's currently a Jehovah's Witness and we recently got into a three hour debate on the Trinity, but I am struggling to point to the absolute verses which prove the trinity, what verses can I ...
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John 4:25 Verbatim or scribe added text

The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah [#G3323] is coming (he who is called Christ) [#G5547]. When he comes, he will tell us all things.” (John 4:25) ESV. λεγει αυτω η γυνη οιδα οτι μεσσιας ...
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Is Judas cursed to eternal damnation? (John 17:12)

I'm curious what John means in verse 12 where he says "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name, which You have given Me; and I guarded them, and not one of them perished except the ...
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Can *he* in Rev. 19:13 be identified as Christ without using “The Word of God” for the identification?

Can he in Rev. 19:13 be identified as Christ without using "The Word of God" (ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ) for the identification? He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is ...
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Did translators of bible bowdlerized the word methiosin in Cana wedding story?

Jesus turns water into wines. The word methiosin in Koine Greek means being drunk. However, very few major biblical translate methiosin as drunk. Most translate that as something that may refer to ...
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How did Jesus know that the Samaritan woman had had five husbands? John 4:16-19 [closed]

John 4:16-19 (ESV): 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 ...
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Did the disciples believe that Jesus was omniscient?

John 16:29-30 (ESV): 29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is ...
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How will the “the word [Christ] spoke judge [us] at the last day” (John 12:48)?

It seems a bit confusing whether the Father or Christ will judge us at the last day. As least two passages seem to indicate that we will all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ: Romans 14:10, 12:...
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(John 14:5-9) Greek Article with Name “Jesus” (ὁ Ἰησοῦς)

I am trying to understand something about the Greek that I didn't learn in my intro class. As I understand in Hebrew, proper names never have the article (e.g. David, not "The David", ...
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“You are of your father devil..”(John 8:44), by choice?

In view of v37 -"I have known that ye are seed of Abraham...", Could "you"(v44) in the question include Abraham's spiritual descendants (Gal. 3:7-9)? Text: John 8:44 YLT Ye are of ...
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Did some of the disciples lose their salvation in John 6:66?

John 6: 61Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63The Spirit gives life; ...
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What does “free” eleutheroi mean in “you will be free indeed.” John 8:36?

John 8:36 ESV "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed". Are A, B, C, and D valid references to "free indeed"? Are there others? A. John 8:33 To those listening to ...
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Was Jesus anointed upon His baptism (Matt. 3:16-17)?

Here is the passage in question: Matthew 3:16-17: "After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as ...
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Can a demon open the physical eyes of the blind?

John 10:21 But others said, “These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” Can it?
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John 2:9 & 10 Does Jesus condone drunkenness at the Cana wedding?

John 2: 9, 10 Now when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter *called the groom, ...
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Are Luke 7:1-10 and John 4:46-54 describing the same historic event?

Both events relative to Capernaum while Jesus was travelling. In both cases it was remote healing. Both involve officials. However, there were many differences.
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Why does Jesus seek out Philip in John 1:43?

In John's Gospel, we read that Jesus sought Philip in Galilee: John 1:43-44: "The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, 'Follow Me.'” It seems ...
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What did Jesus mean in John 1:47 regarding Nathanael: “an Israelite indeed”?

There is a curious exchange between Jesus and Nathanael: John 1:47: "Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, 'Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!'” (emphasis ...

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