Skip to main content

Questions tagged [john]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
2 answers
52 views

Is John 18:31 better understood as "It is not lawful for us to murder anyone."

There are several questions about the ability of the Sanhedrin to legally carryout capital punishment. On one hand, Pilate seems to affirm the right: John 18:31 (ESV) Pilate said to them, “Take him ...
Revelation Lad's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
35 views

What is "the manner of the purifying of the Jews" as mentioned in John 2:6?

John 2:6 (KJV): And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. What is "the manner of the purifying of ...
Katechonic's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
140 views

Who is "A person" in, "A person cannot receive even one thing....". John 3:27?

John 3:27 ESV "John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven." My emphasis. [anthropos/a person] From John 3:26 "He is baptizing and ...
C. Stroud's user avatar
  • 9,877
4 votes
3 answers
361 views

John 20:4: προέδραμεν has a singular subject. What does that mean?

John 20:4 reads: ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμεν τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου... The subject is singular, John himself. He runs faster than Peter. Why does John use a plural ...
drrossum's user avatar
  • 143
2 votes
1 answer
64 views

What does "word/logon" mean in "I have given them your word" John 17:14?

John 17:14 ESV "I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world." My emphasis. [word/logon] Here logon is ...
C. Stroud's user avatar
  • 9,877
3 votes
3 answers
78 views

John 1:4-5. If life is the light of men, what is the darkness?

John 1:4-5 NKJV 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. What is the darkness?
Jason_'s user avatar
  • 4,664
1 vote
2 answers
36 views

Does pisteuō mean Believe or obey?

pisteu heard that pisteuō means to obey. But that passive tense of pistis means to believe. Accordingly John seems to use active tense pisteuō rather than Pistis in his gospel. If this is true then ...
Thejesusdude's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
236 views

John 20 :21-23 Are you referring to confession by the priest or something else?

John 20:21-23 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you. As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If ...
Leandro's user avatar
  • 155
5 votes
4 answers
175 views

Does the wording ' lifted up from the earth' have a deeper meaning?

We hear Jesus saying in Jn 12:32-33. (KJV): 32.And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.33. This he said, signifying what death he should die. If Verse 32 is read in ...
Kadalikatt Joseph Sibichan's user avatar
2 votes
4 answers
298 views

Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

I have a question about an apparent contradiction. In Luke 24 it says that the women went to the tomb and when they saw that it was empty, they entered and saw a vision of angels. After that they went ...
Folke's user avatar
  • 21
9 votes
5 answers
4k views

Did Pontius Pilate believe that Jesus was the king of the Jews?

John 19:14-15 NIV 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. “Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”. ...
Vincent Wong's user avatar
  • 5,003
8 votes
4 answers
2k views

Why did the Jews refuse to kill Christ in John 18:31?

John 18:31 ESV: Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” In the above text the Jews refused ...
collen ndhlovu's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
92 views

Aorist active participles in Jn 6:45

In John 6:45 the two aorist active participles ὁ ἀκούσας… καὶ μαθὼν are translated “has heard and learned (NKJV).” What would the difference in meaning be if they were aorist passive participles?...
Robb's user avatar
  • 71
1 vote
2 answers
136 views

Why did John the Baptist preach outside of Jerusalem?

This is a spin-off of an older question done by me, was Bethany beyond the Jordan a place of significance? John the Baptist preached at Bethany, outside of Jerusalem: John 1:28 This all happened at ...
Thomas Smith's user avatar
8 votes
6 answers
690 views

Prunes or Cleanses in John 15:1-4 ESV?

Most translations of John 15:1-4 read something like this: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does ...
Dieter's user avatar
  • 1,574
1 vote
1 answer
58 views

Was Bethany beyond the Jordan a place of significance?

John the Baptist preached at Bethany, outside of Jerusalem: John 1:28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. Bethany is the same place that: Jesus ...
Thomas Smith's user avatar
6 votes
3 answers
215 views

Why did Jesus send the man born blind to the pool of Siloam?

When Jesus healed the man born blind in John 9, he sent him to the pool of Siloam: 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth... 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ...
Thomas Smith's user avatar
6 votes
3 answers
86 views

Is "because" the best way to describe the meaning of ὅτι in the Prologue?

The Prologue in John's Gospel uses the conjunction ὅτι with three successive statements. John 1:15-17 (ESV) (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes ...
Revelation Lad's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
801 views

What is the deeper significance of the seamless coat of Jesus?

We read in Jn 19:23-24 (KJV): Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, ...
Kadalikatt Joseph Sibichan's user avatar
-4 votes
3 answers
87 views

For John 1:18, which of these four translations come closest to the original Greek?

No man has ever seen God, unless the only begotten Son, who is at the Father’s side, reveals him. No man has ever seen God, but the only begotten Son, who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him. ...
Joshua B's user avatar
  • 616
0 votes
4 answers
141 views

In John 1:18, is this controversial proposal a viable translation?

John 1:18 according to ESV translation: No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. John 1:18 according to translation proposal: No man has ever seen ...
Joshua B's user avatar
  • 616
-1 votes
2 answers
142 views

In John 5:18 should ἴσον be translated as "equal with" or "like"?

John 5:18 according to the ESV: This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself ...
Joshua B's user avatar
  • 616
-1 votes
4 answers
210 views

In John 5:18, shouldn't there be scare quote punctuation marks to identify the Jews' false accusations against Jesus? [closed]

John 5:18 according to the ESV: This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself ...
Joshua B's user avatar
  • 616
1 vote
2 answers
74 views

Where is the place mentioned in John 14:2-3?

John 14:2-3 ASV In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will ...
Alex Balilo's user avatar
  • 3,487
-1 votes
0 answers
42 views

Did Jesus know where Lazarus was laid or did he not know? [duplicate]

John 11:34 “Where have you laid him?” They say to Him, “Lord, come and see” Lazarus was buried in a tomb, which was the practice for those who could afford one. The tomb would have a slab where the ...
Alex Balilo's user avatar
  • 3,487
3 votes
4 answers
578 views

Why did Jesus ask where Lazarus was laid?

John 11:34: “Where have you laid him?” They say to Him, “Lord, come and see” Lazarus was buried in a tomb, which was the practice for those who could afford one. The tomb would have a slab where the ...
Alex Balilo's user avatar
  • 3,487
-1 votes
1 answer
66 views

Is Peter's original denial of Christ Jesus the only time that Peter denied Jesus? [closed]

The New Testament, all of the gospels including other gospels not recorded in the New Testament - are there other denials by Peter?
will's user avatar
  • 1
4 votes
2 answers
130 views

John 14:1 - Believe or Trust - Imperative or Indicative?

John records Jesus making a statement which is open to different interpretation: John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me (ESV) “Do not let your heart be ...
Revelation Lad's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
69 views

How do you receive the freedom from the Son of God?

Jesus says that He was the only person to set us free. How do we understand and receive freedom? John 8:31, 32 - So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are ...
Nirmal 's user avatar
6 votes
4 answers
154 views

Should we honor Jesus or not?

In John 5:23 (NIV): that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him. But in the same chapter John 5:41 (NIV): I do ...
User2280's user avatar
  • 724
1 vote
4 answers
237 views

How can God be glorified in a man?

John 13:31 New International Version When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. What precisely does it mean for God to be glorified in a human being?
Betho's's user avatar
3 votes
5 answers
377 views

Why God sent Isaiah to make people dull, deaf and blind lest they turn back and be healed?

I was surprised when in Isa 6:9-10, following the often cited passage about Isaiah's famous vision in Isa 6:1-4, his purification with coal in Isa 6:5--7, and Isaiah's famous offer in Isa 6:8 ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
61 views

What was Jesus' mission in saying that He was 'in the Father' according to John 14:10 in the Bible?

2 Corinthians 5:19 King James Version To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of ...
Betho's's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

Why did some Jews who didn't believe in Jesus easily perceive his message as an attempt to forcefully declare himself a king and compete with Caesar?

Acts 17:1-7 New International Version In Thessalonica When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As was ...
Betho's's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
167 views

Greeks or Hellenist?

My question is this, In John 12:20 ESV "Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some GREEKS" (Gentile) However in the Complete Jewish Bible, it says "Greek Speaking ...
Ariel Aguilar's user avatar
5 votes
5 answers
219 views

What does "enlightens" mean in "which enlightens everyone" in John 1:9?

John 1:9 ESV "The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world". [photizei/enlightens] [If sunlight falls on a house but the occupants do not open the curtains and let ...
C. Stroud's user avatar
  • 9,877
3 votes
3 answers
548 views

Was Judas capable of the kind of sadness that leads to repentance?

In Mat 27:3, Judas "seeing he had been condemned' felt remorse..." and hanged himself. But in 2 Cor 7:9 one can be saddened to repentance. Was Judas incapable of this saddening because, as ...
Omowright's user avatar
12 votes
7 answers
2k views

Why was the Holy Spirit not given until Jesus was glorified?

John 7:38-39 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should ...
RHPclass79's user avatar
  • 1,002
4 votes
4 answers
265 views

What is the manner in which the Father and the Son reveal themselves to Christians, as outlined in John 14:21-23?

John 14:21-23 KJV 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 554
2 votes
5 answers
647 views

Does the use of the past tense in the verse imply that the blind man literally saw Jesus before he was healed?

John 9:37 New English Translation Jesus told him, “You have seen him; he is the one speaking with you.” Does the use of the past tense in the verse imply that the blind man literally saw Jesus ...
Betho's's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
420 views

Why does Jesus refer to his father as a man?

John 8:17-19 King James Version It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. Then ...
Betho's's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
155 views

Which 'law' did Nicodemus appeal to in order to save Jesus?

John 7:51-53 New International Version “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?” They replied, “Are you from Galilee, too? Look into it, and you will ...
Betho's's user avatar
0 votes
5 answers
230 views

Understanding the Scope and Implications of Revelation 12:9 and 1 John 5:19 in Their Biblical Context [closed]

How should Revelation 12:9 and 1 John 5:19 be understood in their biblical context, particularly in relation to the trustworthiness of religious belief systems? Revelation 12:9, which states, καὶ ...
IanS's user avatar
  • 29
-1 votes
1 answer
63 views

Why does Strong's 1510 (εἰμί) have a different translation in the Bible like in John 10:30?

What's your interpretation of εἰμί in John 10:30? He didn't use "are" but instead, He used the "I AM".
Jen Vasquez's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
120 views

(John 15:26) Is the term for proceeding (ἐκπορεύομαι) and sending (πέμπω) similar? specifically in reference to sending the Son and Holy Spirit?

I am inquiring because I wanted to learn about the discourse of the filioque. When I looked at the Greek for John 15:26, I noticed a difference in terms between the production of the Holy Spirit and ...
Balien Alexandros Maximus's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
91 views

What does faith mean in John 6:29?

Faith seems to be defined in many ways: some say it means "faithfulness" aka, how loyal you are to the teachings and commandments of Jesus Some say it's all about trust. You putting your ...
Dan's user avatar
  • 363
0 votes
1 answer
145 views

What does ' N' in INRI actually stand for?

We read in Jn 19:19(KJV): Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews. In some other versions like LSB, it reads as JESUS THE NAZARENE. ...
Kadalikatt Joseph Sibichan's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
588 views

Is John 5:1-17 a good example of Jesus healing a man with no faith?

Is John 5:1-17 (The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath, ESV) a good example of Jesus healing a man with no faith? Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as ...
Perry Webb's user avatar
  • 20.4k
2 votes
4 answers
224 views

I (Jesus) also will keep you (Philadelphia Church) from the hour of testing.... Rev, 3:10. Keep from *what* exactly?

Many a theologian, past and present, will have us believe that the messages to the 7 "First Century" churches are indeed relevant to today's ecclesiology. One would hope, therefore, that we ...
Olde English's user avatar
  • 2,653
2 votes
0 answers
113 views

Does John 3:36 mean that those preceding Jesus will “not see life” as a result? [closed]

John 3:36 KJV He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Based on this verse, how were people in ...
RHPclass79's user avatar
  • 1,002

1
2 3 4 5
26