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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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In the beginning was the word, it was God, but what was it? Can we perceive living Truth? [closed]

John 1:1 uses the term "Word" It also states God was the word... CAN ONE PERCEIVE THE DIVINITY WITHIN ONESELF, IF MAN'S "GOD CREATED IMAGE",WAS AN EVER-GROWING FREQUENCY OF ...
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In John 9:10 why didn't the blind man make the connection between his healing,Jesus and Son of Man?

John 9:10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and ...
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Was the Samaria water really considered more impure than pig's blood? [closed]

I am working on an analysis of the elements of impurity present in John 4:1-42 (the Samaritan woman) and came across this simile which was apparently used by first century Jews. Unfortunately no ...
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How does "the day of judgement" in Matthew 10:15 compare with "is condemned already" in John 3:18?

Matthew 10:15 "Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgement for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town". ESV My emphasis. John 3:18 "Whoever ...
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How accurate is the New World Translation bible?

How accurate is the New World Translation Bible? My grandfather is a Jehovah's Witness and told me that the NWT bible that the Watchtower Society has produced is one of the most accurate translations ...
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Will the righteous be judged 2 Cor 5:10 or will they not John 5:24?

In John 5:24 it seems like believers will not be judged, while 2 Corinthians 5:10 speaks of all being judged and to stand before Christ on the judgement seat. “Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who ...
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Are John 15:1-11 and Revelation 3:14-22 referring to the same group of people?

I find striking similarities between John 15:1-11 and Revelation 3:14-22: John 15:1-11 (ESV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he ...
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Who asks nothing in my name in John 16:24, and why is joy referenced specifically?

During the reading of John 16:24, I came in contact with something quite "strange", why does Rabbi Yeshua (who is Jesus Christ) speaks? 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, ...
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Is the Son sealed, by the Father, 'as God' (John 6:27)?

... τουτον γαρ ο πατηρ εσφραγισεν ο θεος. [John 6:27 TR, undisputed] ... this he for the father did seal the deity. [Literal] ... for him did the father seal even God. [YLT] If one removes the ...
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Is John 7:38 a paraphrase of OT scripture?

Similar question: Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from? Is it possible that Jesus paraphrased OT scripture in John 7:38? “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried ...
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What is the most accurate English translation of John 16:25 with respect to “figurative language”?

I understand that the definition of παροιμία (paroimia) in John 16:25 is: “a by-word, proverb, adage, 2 Pet. 2:22; in NT an obscure saying, enigma, Jn. 16:25, 29; a parable, similitude, figurative ...
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Why was the phrase "..as though he heard them not." deleted from many versions of Jn 8:6?

We find that John 8:6 is phrased in different terms in different versions, for example: NIV: They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down ...
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Why did Christ initially reveal himself to Mary only in John 20?

The author of the gospel of John tells us that after having been informed by Mary that Christ is risen the disciples(one of them Peter) went to the tomb and only saw the face cloth and linen wrappings ...
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Does faith precede miracles or do miracles precede faith? [closed]

Several passages seem to present faith as a precondition for miracles: 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your ...
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Does John 14:12 teach that every believer will do greater works than Jesus?

John 14:12 (NASB), says: Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I am going to the Father. ...
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John 1:20 Why the triple emphasis on the confession?

John 1:20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” Why is it that it is so stressed here that John confessed,and did not deny, but confessed? What is the motivation for ...
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Why in the Greek "ton patera/the Father" John 14:16 with article, but "patros/the Father" John 1:14 without an article?

John 14:16 "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever". ESV. [ton patera/the Father]. John 1:14 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt ...
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Did the crowd in John 8: 1-9 really carry stones to throw at the adulterous woman?

We read in John 8: 1-7 : Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them.The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had ...
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What is the spiritual meaning of the fish fragments not being gathered in John 6:13?

John 6:13 KJV Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. It is said the ...
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Is there a contradiction between John 6:44 and Matthew 22:14?

John 6:44 (ESV) 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. Matthew 22:8-14 (ESV) 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast ...
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Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, the life (Jn 14:6) - What is the significances of each and implication in their order?

In the immediate context (Jn 14:1-7), is Jesus saying an evangelism message - how to be saved, or the way of Believers -how should then believers live until entering the kingdom of heaven? Text: John ...
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What does "Then Satan Entered into him" mean? [duplicate]

John 13:26-27 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he ...
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Difference between "putting into the heart of Judas Iscariot" and "entering into Judas" in John 13:2,27?

We are initially told that Satan had put into the heart of Judas to betray Christ John 13:2 NASB And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to ...
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Does επανω in John 3:31 convey 'authority'?

John the Baptist says of Jesus that : He who from above comes, above all is. [John 3:31 EGNT literal] But the first 'above' is anothen and the second is epanw. The word anothen is also used in the ...
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That all people might believe through 'him' - who is 'him'? John 1:7

NKJV John 1:7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. MEV John 1:7 This man came as a witness in order to testify concerning the Light, that all ...
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What does "in him" mean in John 3:15?

John 3:14-15 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life." ESV. My emphasis. Here, ...
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John 9:35, son of man or son of God?

John 9:35; DRB; 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out: and when he had found him, he said to him: Dost thou believe in the Son of God? John 9:35; ESV; 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, ...
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What did Jesus mean by "unless someone is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God"?

John 3:3 reads: unless someone is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God (NASB) What is meant by this?
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What does John 3:16 mean by "perish"?

John 3:14-16 (ESV): 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world,...
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How do we reconcile John 17:22 with Isaiah 42:8?

We read: “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:22‬ This was in the context of Eternal life being given to the elect^^^ ...
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Is there a contradiction between John 20:29 and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 & 2 Timothy 4:6-8? Belief without seeing vs. Paul's supernatural experiences

John 20:29 (ESV) 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus appears to be saying that those who believe ...
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Does Matthew 22:21 mean that Christians can't be involved in politics?

Matthew 22:21 reads: They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Does that mean that we ...
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When Jesus talks about the writings of Moses, which texts does he mean?

We read: For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:46-47 Q: Is there any way to ...
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Did Jesus encourage Judas to Sin?

“Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. Now after the piece of bread, ...
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Is it feasible that the period in John 1:3-4 should be placed as καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο ⸂οὐδὲ(. here) ἕν ὃ γέγονεν ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν?

This would make sense (the period before ἕν): and one did not even come about without Him. One thing which came into being by Him was life. But no one seems to propose it. So, the thrust of this ...
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In context of John 6: 44-46, -"no one can come to me", who the "no one" Jesus refers to, the Jews or all?

How the Father draws one to Jesus? What does "come" to me (v 44) means? What is the relevance of Jesus saying in verse 46? Text: John 6:44-46 (ESV): "44 No one can come to me unless the ...
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How to resolve "He has uttered blasphemy" with "they hated me without a cause"? [closed]

Matthew 26:65. "Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "He has uttered blasphemy. "What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy." (ESV) John 15:25 &...
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Is John 6:44 a necessary and/or sufficient condition for salvation?

John 6:44 (ESV) 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. Questions Necessary Condition. What happens with someone who is never ...
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Do John 3:1-8 ("born from above") and 1 Corinthians 15:39-54 ("the rising again of the dead") refer to the same event?

John 3:1-8 (YLT) And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews, 2 this one came unto him by night, and said to him, `Rabbi, we have known that from God thou hast come -...
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What does "everyone" mean in "which enlightens everyone". John 1:9?

John 1:9 "The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world". ESV. My emphasis. "Everyone" might be everyone that ever was or will be, but Matthew Henry's ...
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Are Paul (Romans 10:11-17) and Jesus (John 6:44) describing different methods or different aspects of a single method to win souls?

Romans 10:11-17 (ESV) 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, ...
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What evidence from the Bible indicates that, for Jewish law-keeping, the day began at sunset? [duplicate]

Another questioner asks about historical evidence for a day beginning at sunset (see Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day Began at Sunset?) I am interested in evidence specifically and ...
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How did the Pharisees say Christ testified of himself in John 8:13?

John 8:13 NASB So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not [b]true.”” But when Christ came from the wilderness John testified of him John 1:15 NASB *John ...
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What happens when a person loses their "life"/"soul"? John 12:24-25 & Matthew 16:26

John 12:24-25 (NASB): 24 Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life (Lit ...
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Do John 17:3 and Matthew 25:46 refer to different meanings of "eternal life"?

John 17:3 (ESV): 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Matthew 25:46 (ESV): 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but ...
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When does eternal life begin? When we believe in the Son (1 John 5:11-12, John 3:36, 5:24) or on Judgement Day (Matthew 25:31-46)?

According to the Apostle John, eternal life begins when we believe in the Son: 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God ...
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Does it follow from John 17:3 that the wicked will cease to exist (since they won't have eternal life)?

John 17:3 (ESV): 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. The wicked who will experience the second death do not and will not truly ...
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Were the burial garments of Jesus folded neatly, or were they apparently discarded, as the body removed?

Today, I read an article that presumed the body of Jesus had instantly removed from the tomb leaving the garments as they had been worn, as if 'collapsing' as the body disappeared from their ...
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Can any conclusions be drawn about an "intermediate state" from John 11:25-26?

John 11:25-26 (YLT): 25 Jesus said to her, `I am the rising again, and the life; he who is believing in me, even if he may die, shall live; 26 and every one who is living and believing in me shall ...
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Why do some people interpret John 1:1-2 to refer to "the Word of God" that is on the Rider in Revelation 19:13? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about the "rider on the white horse" (Rev 19:11-16), please read here I understand from the answers i received to my question, that some people refer to John 1:1-...
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