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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 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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(John 7:22) Why the confusion with Moses and Abraham?

As I'm looking at John 7:22, I see: Moses gave you circumcision (it is, of course, not from Moses, but from the patriarchs), and you circumcise a man on the sabbath. (NRSV) It seems like the ...
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John 6:40; what is the meaning of "everlasting life", "I will raise him up at the Last day"?

John 6:40; KJV; 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. What is the ...
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1 John 4, John 3; Could we conclude that the believers are of two kinds?

1 John 4:10; KJV; 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:4-5; KJV; 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have ...
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Hebrew of Psalm 82:8 - Gender Mismatch?

This Psalm has been dug into frequently for it's peculiar use of Elohim and conflating this name for God with children of God. It is quoted in John 10:34 as part of Jesus's discourse with the Jewish ...
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What commandment is Jesus referring to in John 14:15

Was He referring to the ten commandments in the Old Testament? John.14.15 (NKJV) "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
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John 6:45b - who is the everyone, the Jews or everyone comes to Jesus?

What "comes to me" means? What does "has heard and learned from the Father" mean? Is it a prerequisite for everyone coming to Jesus? Text: John 6:45b (ESV) "-who has heard ...
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Do John 1:35-42 & Matthew 10:1-4 describe the same occasion?

Is the occasion of Jesus calling Simon in Matthew 10:1-4 the same occasion found in John 1:35-42?
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John 3:36 & Continual Wrath

Q: What does the analysis of the Greek text indicate for “continuous wrath” against the “object”(person who disbelieves) in Christ? Put it another way: Does the Greek text show from John 3:36 that the ...
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At the wedding of Cana, how large of a gathering was likely taking place?

Many people have a presupposition that the wedding of Cana would have involved such a large number of people that all of the wine, miraculously made, would have been consumed during the remaining days ...
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John 6:39 and Jesus' Confidence

I've done a decent amount of study from theologians and teachers of the Word regarding John 6:37-40, I've even studied it apart from the teachers. It seems most apparent and obvious that Jesus will ...
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Is John 6:42 in the present tense?

If I may respectfully point to the book of A.T. Bradford who wrote "Joseph in John's gospel, Judas and Jewish jokes". He says the "who we know" is in the present tense in Greek ...
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Does John 6:37 indicate that predestination does not contradict a person's ability to make a responsible choice?

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (John 6:37)  πᾶν ὃ δίδωσίν μοι ὁ πατὴρ πρὸς ἐμὲ ἥξει, καὶ τὸν ἐρχόμενον πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ ἐκβάλω ἔξω, (John 6:...
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Duplicate meaning of anothen in John 3 when speaking Aramaic

In studying Jesus' discussion with Nicodemus it is interesting to note the duplicate meaning of anothen and how Jesus could be using this duplicate meaning to probe Nicodemus' understanding of ...
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Why was Peter interrogated more than the other disciple in John 18:17:27?

After accompanying Christ to the High priest's compound Peter is interrogated more than the other disciple who took him in. John 18:17 ESV :The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are ...
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How does "phagete/eat" compare with "trogon/feeds" in John 6:53-54?

John 6:53-54 "So Jesus said to them, 'Truly,truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks ...
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Does John 1:2 begin by alluding to Genesis 2:4?

The opening of the Prologue is much debated: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (ESV) ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος ...
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Does Luke 23:46 indicate that Jesus believed his God was the source of his life? [duplicate]

Luke 23:46 ASV And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost. Jesus also said in John 6:56 ASV that, As the ...
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What Do the Three Literary Devices in John 1:1-2 Add to the Exegesis of the Relationship of the Word and God?

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2 ESV) ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος ...
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Jesus told him, “Whoever has already bathed" needs only to wash his feet. What does this mean? John 13:10

John 13 8 “Never shall You wash my feet!” Peter told Him. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.” 9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not only my feet, but my hands and my ...
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How should Jesus' former existence (before Abraham) be classified? [closed]

Jesus said 'Before Abraham was I am', John 8:58, immediately after which his hearers took up stones to cast at him, since they clearly regarded this as a blasphemy for only Deity could speak such a ...
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Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity? [closed]

Does John 12:41 prove the doctrine of the trinity, in John 12:41 it says: These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. This is quoting from Isaiah 6:1-5: In the year that king ...
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John 3:16 "... only begotten son...", "... only son..." which is more authentic and reliable? [duplicate]

John 3:16 DRB; 16 For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. John 3:16 ESV; 16 “For God so loved ...
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What did John the Baptist say about Jesus that resulted in many Jews in Jesus' time to put faith in him? John 10:41-42

It seems that some of the people during Jesus' time did not give credence to Jesus' accusers accusation in John 10:25-38 but instead were convinced of the truth of what John the Baptist had spoken ...
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What was Jesus actually promising in John 6:35 and when is this promise fulfilled?

John 6:35: 35 And Jesus said to them, `I am the bread of the life; he who is coming unto me may not hunger, and he who is believing in me may not thirst -- at any time; [YLT] 35 And Jesus said unto ...
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In what sense is "agapate/love" meant in, "that you love one another" John 15:12?

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12 ESV. Seeing that "agapate"[love] is a subjunctive what is its sense in the Greek? A. This is my ...
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What does Jesus mean by "if you were blind, you would have no sin?

John 9 39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” 40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him ...
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Is Jesus gone or present?

According to John 16:7 and Acts 1:9-11, He is gone: 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go,...
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What was the purpose of the signs that Jesus did that were NOT written? John 20:30 [closed]

John 20:30 (ESV): 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, ...
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What does "his seal" mean in John 3:33?

"Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true." John 3:33 ESV. "his seal." "He who has received His testimony has testified that God is true." ...
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Why is "gave" aorist in John 17:6, in contrast to others as listed?

John 17:2 "whom you have given him".. dedokas, perfect. John 17:6 "whom you gave me" ........... edokas, aorist. John 17:6 "you gave them to me"...........edokas, ...
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What is the meaning of the Comparison of Circumcision and Healing

In John 7:22 we can read the following: Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. (KJV) This happens ...
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Woman at the well: What is the significance of Jesus asking her to call her Husband (John 4:16)

I'm currently studying John 4:4-28. Jesus meeting with the woman at the well. I am interested to know what is the significance of Jesus asking her to call her husband and drawing attention to her ...
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Is there a contradiction in the Bible related to death penalty? [closed]

I'm curious with the fact that the sixth commandment says, that one can't kill the other, this is (Exodus 20:13): 13 “You shall not murder. However, in the bible, there are many moments where this ...
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Can someone explain Matthew 19:11-12 on eunuchs?

Three days ago I was reading Matthew 19:11-12 and it confused me as what the verse is talking about, can someone please explain to me what the verse means and it's context? But he said unto them, All ...
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Does Jesus want an extended Family and/or Traditional Families in the World?

I have wondererd what Jesus wanted to mean with the following (John 13:34): A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (...
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