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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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Why John 1:1 in (DRB)(Douay-Rheims Bible) is not literal translation from the Latin Vulgate?

John 1:1 in DRB (Douay-Rheims) is: "... and the Word was God." This is not literal translation from the Latin Vulgate. John 1:1 LV: "...et Deus erat Verbum." I think the literal English ...
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Was Psalm 2:7 fulfilled when Jesus was baptized?

The BDAG states the use of life in John 5:26 means transcendent life of God and Christ: For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. (KJV) I ...
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What is the meaning of “the truth” in John 14:6?

"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". E.S.V. Here are three ideas which might be used in an answer to take it from a single ...
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Is John 5:1-15 literal or allegorical?

Is John 5:1-15 literal or allegorical? What is the meaning of (moving the water)?,also, what is the meaning of an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water? How the ...
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What is the best understanding of the use of καί in the beginning verses of John's Prologue?

Many see John's Prologue arranged using a literary device1in which the first two verses are a single thought: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This ...
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When and what did Abraham saw Jesus in John 8:56? [closed]

John 8:56 New King James Version (NKJV) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” When did Abraham saw Jesus' day? In Genesis 22:4 Genesis 22:4 New King James ...
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The word, וּמִבַּלְעָדָיו, in the Hebrew translation of χωρὶς in John 1:3

Hoping I can ask about a modern Hebrew translation. I'm trying to understand the Hebrew word וּמִבַּלְעָדָיו [from ha-Berit ha-ḥadashah. (2000). (John 1:3). Israel: The Bible Society in Israel. ...
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Does the definition of Word (logos) as used in John signify the thought behind the word when used of the Son?

Ancient Greek Lexicons appear to define two overarching categories of definition for λόγος (logos (word)) as in John's Gospel: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the ...
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Why is John 5:4 missing in the NIV?

John 5:3-5 NIV 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4] [b] 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. John 5:3-5 KJV 3 ...
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Does Martin Smart’s Rule indicate that “Lord” and “God” have two referents at John 20:28?

In October 2000, "Smart's Rule," started as a parody of Sharp's Rule, was proposed on the B-GREEK list list by Martin Smart. The rule states: In the proper native[a] Koine Greek of the ...
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When John refers to what is 'not written', in his gospel account, does he mean, in part at least, the parables of Jesus?

And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and ...
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What is the accurate translation of “οὗτος” in John 1:2?

In John 1:2, what is the accurate translation of "οὗτος"? John 1:2 (DRB): The same was in the beginning with God. John 1:2 (GNT): oὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν. I looked about ...
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In John 5:16-17, what is the work the Father is doing?

In John 5:16-17 Jesus defends himself in a dispute over his healing a man on the Sabbath (NIV): So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. ...
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In John 8:44, what is the accurate translation of “πατὴρ αὐτοῦ”, and what does the phrase mean?

In John 8:44 the last phrase has some ambiguity. It talks about Devil, that he is liar and the father of: it...KJV. thereof...ASV. lies...ESV and GNB. الكذاب...سميث/فاندايك، الكذاب=the liar. الكذب... ...
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John 4:24 implied meaning on Holy Spirit [duplicate]

John 4:24 says For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. Just wondering, Is there any possibility of the ‘worship in spirit’ being misconstrued as ‘worship ...
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What did Jesus imply in John 11:9,10?

"Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, ...
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Does John 14:23 involve a “physical” house?

John 14:23 in some translation involves "making our home with them" while some translate them as "make our abode with him" from "ποιησόμεθα μονὴν". Which translation is correct and does that phrase ...
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Since the Word received life in John 1:3-4 per the UBS Greek text, can the prologue also support the Word was eternal?

The problem: The grammar of John 1:1-4, especially in our critical editions of the Greek text give substantial reason to view the Word as having received his very life in the beginning. However ...
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When Jesus said he lives because of the living Father, what do “because of” and “living Father” mean at John 6:57?

When Jesus said he lives **because ** of the living Father what do because(δια) and living Father mean at John 6:57?
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Rhema versus Logos

What is the difference between ‘rhema’ and ‘Logos’? Does the difference between these two words provide deeper understanding to the mystery of ‘the Word was made flesh (John 1:14)’ and ‘God was ...
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How can the verses which say no one has seen God be reconciled with those that say the Lord appeared to people such as Abram?

At John 1:18 it says, "No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." Also, John 4:24 states, "God is spirit, and those who ...
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“You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.” Matthew 16:16 (NASB)

John 1:1 (KJV) 1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." In view of the above verse John 1:1 many believe that Jesus is God. Why then is Jesus , ...
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Do Jesus and Paul share the same doctrine of salvation?

Based upon John 14:21, love for Jesus is not merely a belief in Him: "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 ...
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Why did Jesus not call Mary mother?

3 And when they lacked wine, the mother of Jesus said unto Him, “They have no wine.” 4 Jesus said unto her, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.” - John 2:3-4 KJ21 ...
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Why did Jesus - not baptize?. John 4:2

John 4:2 (NASB) 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
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In John 17:6, John 17:11-12 and John 17:16, what is the “keeping power” of God's name?

[Jhn 17:6, 11-12, 26 NKJV] (6) "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. ... (11) "Now I am ...
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In John 4:24, what does it mean to “worship in Spirit and truth”?

John 4:24 says "God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." How do we know we are worshipping in Spirit and in truth?
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Why does the Gospel of John omit Jesus' teachings on eschatology and end of days, while the synoptics include them?

What intrigued my attention was the post here and the answer by user25930 listing a lot of passage from New Testament about tribulation, end of days and second coming of Jesus Christ but he could ...
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Difference in translation for John 1:1 [duplicate]

47 of the 59 translations of the Bible online are consistent in translating the third phrase John 1:1 as ‘... the Word was God.’. The Greek Bible translated the same as ‘... God was the Word.’ Are ...
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Doing good and doing evil in John 5:29

John 5:29 (Interlinear) 29 καὶ (and) ἐκπορεύσονται (will come forth) — οἱ (those) τὰ (-) ἀγαθὰ (good) ποιήσαντες (having done), εἰς (to) ἀνάστασιν (the resurrection) ζωῆς (of life); οἱ (-) ‹δὲ› (and) ...
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Did Jesus call the disciples brothers before the resurrection?

[John 20:17] Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God. ...
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Is John 8:58 an allusion to Psalm 90:2 LXX?

[Jhn 8:58 CSB] (58) Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, before Abraham was, I am." [Jhn 8:58 MGNT] (58) εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί [Psalm 90:2 ...
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Imperfect Indicative Active in John 1:1-4

John 1:1 (ESV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any ...
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Allusion between Revelation 17:10 and John 4:18, 25

In Revelation 17:10, John receives an explanation of the seven heads of a beast he has seen: They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he ...
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In John 11:20 why did Mary remain at the house?

In John 11:20 why did Mary remain at the house? So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. (John 11:20, ESV) This is not typical of ...
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In John 11:2 why did John reference Mary anointing Jesus’ feet before this occurred in chapter 12?

In John 11:2 why did John reference Mary anointing Jesus’ feet before this occurred in chapter 12? It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother ...
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Is 'begun' a better translation than 'made' in John 1:3?

παντα δι αυτου εγενετο και χωρις αυτου εγενετο ουδε εν ο γεγονεν [TR] John1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [KJV] All things through him did happen,...
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What was Jesus’ πατρίδι (hometown/homeland) in John 4:44?

What was Jesus’ πατρίδι (hometown/homeland) in John 4:44? I had always assumed that this referred to Nazareth and Galilee, where Jesus grew up. However, Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg in The Jewish ...
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δόλος = deceit in John 1:47

On the account of Jesus' encounter with Nathanael, this is written: Joh 1:47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” (ESV) ...
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How should we understand λαμβάνω in John 5:34?

How should we understand λαμβάνω in John 5:34? ἐγὼ δὲ οὐ παρὰ ἀνθρώπου τὴν μαρτυρίαν λαμβάνω, ἀλλὰ ταῦτα λέγω ἵνα ὑμεῖς σωθῆτε. (John 5:34, NA27) While many more literal translations translate ...
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Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68 Peter denies knowing Jesus but he also says he does not understand what she meant. But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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What does it mean that the Word became flesh?

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. — John 1:14 I heard a Jehovah's Witness say that ...
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Should “from the father” be translated instead as “beside a father” in John 1:14?

A typical translation of John 1:14-18 usually reads about like this: (John 1:14–18, ESV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from ...
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In John 1:14 what is meant by “glory as of an only begotten of a father”?

[John 1:14 YLT] (14) And the Word [IE: "utterance"] 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. [...
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In John 17:26 what does Jesus mean by “and that I myself might be in them”?

[John 17:26 NIV] (26) I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them." What does "I myself" ...
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Why did the lame man in John 5:1-15 not know that Jesus healed him, but the blind man in John 9 knew that Jesus healed him?

Why did the lame man in John 5:1-15 not know that Jesus healed him, but the blind man in John 9 knew that Jesus healed him? Neither one asked for Jesus to heal him. The lame man could see, but ...
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What is the significance of “you will not find me”in John 7:34 (ESV) when it is left out in John 13:33?

What is the significance of “you will not find me”in John 7:34 (ESV) when it is left out in John 13:33? I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me. You will seek me ...
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In John 15:15 how is a friend different from a servant?

[Jhn 15:15 NIV] (15) I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made ...
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In John 11:16 did Thomas think Jesus was going to Lazarus by going to Jerusalem to die?

In John 11:16 did Thomas think Jesus was going to Lazarus by going to Jerusalem to die? Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you ...
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Why does Jesus say Judas had perished when he was still alive?

It seems that Jesus is suggesting that Judas had already died before he commits suicide, which we know happens after the betrayal. For some context let me start the quotation from John 17:6. “I ...

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