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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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What does μή μου ἅπτου mean in John 20:17?

Much depends on how you translate the present middle imperative verb ἅπτου. Robertson's interpretation is "stop clinging" because "don't touch" would be aorist middle imperative. ...
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Are John 1:14 and Philippians 2:5-8 describing the same event?

John 1:14 (YLT): 14 And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth. Philippians 2:5-8 (YLT): 5 ...
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Was Judas possessed by Satan in John 13:27?

Matthew 8:16 New International Version When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. Matthew 8: 28 When he ...
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Is there any difference between the way we are to honor the Son and the way we are to honor the Father? John 5:22-23

John 5:22-23 (ESV): 22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor ...
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Does the Fourth Gospel identify ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος (Revelation 4:8) as the Christ?

In Revelation John describes the four living creatures who say: And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease ...
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Where did the Samaritans worship?

The Samaritan woman said to Jesus: John 4:19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must ...
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Why does Paul say circumcision is by the letter rather than from the patriarchs in Romans 2:29?

Romans 2:29 NASB 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from It is clear circumcision was given to the ...
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Does John 6:39 contradict John 17:12?

John 6:39 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day. John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never ...
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What is the difference between “God” (capital G, singular) and “gods” (lower case, plural) in the context of John 10:33-36?

John 10:33-36 (YLT): 33 The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.' 34 Jesus answered them, `Is ...
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My Father's house has many rooms or mansions? [duplicate]

John 14:2a New International Version My Father's house has many rooms King James Bible In my Father's house are many mansions In my mind, a room and a mansion are very different.
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Who is the “other disciple” in John 18:16?

After Jesus' arrest: 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 16 But ...
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Do the three nominative nouns in John 10:30 express an 'equivalence'?

εγω και ο πατηρ εν εσμεν [John 10:30 TR, undisputed] I and the Father one are [John 10:30 EGNT ¹] All three nouns 'I' 'Father' and 'one' are, here, nominative singular, as is the article. Thus there ...
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Was Satan evil in Job 1:7?

Habakkuk 1:13a New International Version Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; Job 1:7 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming ...
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Why does Jesus refer to himself as “your Son” in John 17:1?

John 17:1 ESV "When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,". Why does Jesus ...
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Could the six jars of wine at the Wedding at Cana symbolize the six followers of Jesus at the wedding?

John 1 describes in some detail Jesus calling his first five disciples - Andrew, Simon, Philip, Nathanael and presumably John. John 2 1-2 says that Jesus' mother was at the wedding and Jesus was there ...
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Jesus raising the destroyed temple: John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22 (NIV), 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at ...
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Is John 21:24 contradicting Luke 1:3?

At the beginning of his gospel, Luke states that (1:3): 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you....
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Notice ...
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The Holy Ghost will be sent or was already sent? Luke 3:22 vs John 14:26

At Jesus' baptism, the Holy Ghost descends upon Him: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I ...
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Is the 'writing' (scripture) referred to in John 10:35 broad or specific?

In John 10:35, Jesus says "if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)" (Young's literal) is there any grammatical or contextual ...
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How should one understand John 14:1 AND 1John 5:1?

John 14:1:- “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe ALSO in Me.” 1John 5:1:- “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also ...
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Who sends the Holy Spirit? The Son or the Father?

7 But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7 NASB) vs. 26 But the ...
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Jesus denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39), yet God is spirit (John 4:24). Can we connect the dots and conclude that Jesus is not God?

Jesus denied being a spirit in Luke 24:39: See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you plainly see that I have.” (Luke 24:...
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Based on John 10:36, when was Jesus sent? [closed]

are you saying of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? There are several issues presented here, but the focus is on ...
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Is Moffat's translation of John 1:1 representative of the original?

The James Moffatt translation renders John 1:1 as: THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine. Acknowledging that the original autographs of Scripture are ...
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No one has ever seen God; ἑώρακεν vs τεθέαται

John 1:18 New International Version 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. has ever seen ἑώρακεν (...
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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father “my God” in John 20:17?

John 20:16-17 (NASB): 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended ...
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Can salvation be lost or not? [duplicate]

Hebrews 10:26-31 seems to suggest that salvation can be lost, as it mentions that someone who was previously sanctified by the blood of the covenant (i.e. saved) may end up receiving punishment (i.e. ...
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What is the meaning of “ek/out” in “I chose you out of the world”? John 15:19

John 15:19 ESV "If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you". There ...
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If no one has ever seen God, how come Moses was allowed to see His back?

John 1:18 claims that no one has ever seen God, except Jesus: 18 God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare. However, Moses was apparently ...
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Were John Baptist and Jesus really related?

If Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, with both his parents of the lineage of David, and John the Baptist's parents of Levi's tribe, Luke 1.5, how is it possible that John and Jesus could be related, ...
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Why did “you are no friend of Caesar” push Pilate over the edge?

Pilate tried to acquit Jesus In comparing the Gospel accounts of Jesus' trial, we find that Pilate tried at least 4 times to have Jesus released: See Luke 23:22 For the third time he spoke to them: “...
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Does John the Baptist's witness imply the pre-incarnate existence of Jesus?

After "In the beginning was the Word..." by which the writer implies the pre-existence of Jesus, they indicate John the Baptist also testifies to this question: John doth testify concerning ...
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What did Mary Magdalene tell the Disciples in John 20 vs Luke 24?

Why does Mary Magdalene in John 20:2 tell the John and Peter, "we do not know where they have laid him", if she and the other women were already told by the angels that Jesus had risen (Luke ...
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Is Jesus implying his preincarnate existence in John 17:5?

John 17:5 (NRSV): So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. Is Jesus implying that he existed before the world was created, ...
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Is John 5:28 literally true?

ESV John 5:28 Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice Does this mean 60 minutes?
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“Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.” - why did the Jews want to throw stones at Jesus for saying this?

John 8:53-59 (NRSV): 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets also died. Who do you claim to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my ...
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Are we to love people whom we do not trust? [closed]

John 2:24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. John 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. How to ...
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In John 20:28, why does Thomas refer to God as 'my' God?

There is significant debate about the meaning and import of Thomas' exclamation in John 20:28 of "My Lord and my God!" including what the proper understanding is of both significant terms, '...
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When Jesus tells Thomas to reach out his hand and 'put it into' his side, was he wearing clothing covering his side?

In John 20:27, Jesus says to Thomas "Put your finger here and look at My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe." echoing the claim by Thomas at John ...
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Why did the detachment of soldiers and the police fall to the ground during Jesus' arrest in John 18:6?

John 18:1-6 (NRSV): 1 After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, ...
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What does “choose” mean in “You did not choose me”?

John 15:16 ESV "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide....". Does "choose" here mean: The ...
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Are three distinct persons mentioned in John 14:26?

John 14:26 (ESV): 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. [Jhn 14:26 MGNT] (...
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Does the use of ἦν in John 1:10 mean the pre-incarnate Word was in the world from the beginning of creation?

Does the use of ἦν in John 1:10 mean the pre-incarnate Word was in the world from the beginning of creation? He was in the world (ἐν τῳ κοσμῳ ἠν [en tōi kosmōi ēn]). Imperfect tense of continuous ...
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Who is the 'one and only son'? John 3:16 [closed]

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 Who is this son John speaks of? Surely it is Jesus as he ...
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How to reconcile John 5:29 with Psalm 145:9?

John 5:29 and come out--those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on ...
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If the Word was God, and the Word was the Son, can we conclude that the Son is God?

John 1:1 (NIV): In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 (NIV): 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the ...
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Was Papias the scribe who wrote the Gospel of John?

It was very common practice in antiquity for the author of a book or letter to use a scribe/amanuensis (see descriptions in letters of Cicero, for example), and the use of a scribe is attested or ...
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John 8:46, “prove me guilty of”, or “convicts”, or “reproach”?

John 8:46, NIV; Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? John 8:46, NKJV; Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not ...
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Are all Christians destined to go to heaven? John 14:2-3 [closed]

John 14:2-3 KJV 2 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. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and ...

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