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The Kingdom of God may refer to the over-arching providential reign of God in O.T. and N.T.; or the specific Kingdom that Christ came to establish in the New Testament, of which he taught about profusely.

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Does Matthew 11:12 say that the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence or eagerness?

Most current translations say: From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent are forcefully taking it. But could the Greek be actually ...
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Does Psalm 45:6 and Hebrews 1:8 say, "Your throne, God, is forever" or "Your throne is God forever"?

Traditional translation: Your throne, God, is forever and ever. Or this translation: Your throne is God forever and ever. A significant clue is that the context is written about a human Israelite ...
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The rapture. The kingdom of God, 2 Cor 5:1

The rapture. We will hear trumpets we will see the chariots with the disciples and Angels coming down and all of the believers will be going to heaven it says in the Bible that in heaven there Will be ...
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In the Kingdom Parable Chapter, Do the Birds in the Tree represent people's religious standing, or something else? (Matthew 13:32)

Jesus told them another parable: The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the ...
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Was the "Kingdom at Hand" (Matthew 4:17) postponed by the Jewish rejection of Jesus; did they have the power to trump Jesus's anticipation?

At Hand Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (Matt. 4:17) Also see Be sure of this, that the Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (Luke 10:11). The Greek is gar eggiken e basileia ton ouranon ...
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What are the scriptural implications of Jesus' usage, Sons of the Kingdom in Matthew 13:38?

Chapter 13 of Matthew contains several parables concerning the Kingdom of God. The illustration of The Weeds is one of them. In Jesus's interpretation of it, He stated that the good seed represent ...
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Why are Matthew's actual words, "the kingdom of the heavens", translated as "the kingdom of heaven"?

Why does Matthew's account of the life of Jesus use the phrase "the kingdom of the heavens". And why is this blatantly mistranslated as singular (heaven) and without the definite article (...
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Why is it hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven? [duplicate]

With respect to the below scripture, why is it difficult for rich people to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Matthew 19:23-24 (ESV) 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with ...
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Is Greek "e basileia" in the NT Pater Noster to be interpreted as Princess?

The logic behind this reasoning is the following: the Pater Noster is a paraphrase of Proverbs 3:19 which can be translated as following "God through (female) Sophia has stated the Earth and ...
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How to understand Luke 17:20-21 in light of John 3:3 and Mark 9:1?

KJV Luke 17 : 20 - 21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they ...
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Hebrews 12:27 What is ὡς comparing to what?

Most translations render Hebrews 12:27 as something like the following: 27 This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is [ὡς], things that have been ...
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Reconciling Ephesians 1:22 with 1 Corinthians 15:25—are all enemies under Jesus' feet?

In 1 Corinthians 15:25, Paul speaks as if all enemies will one day be put under Jesus' feet (NKJV): For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. However, Ephesians 1:22-23 gives the ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:50 applicable to the pre-resurrection body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 15:50,53 50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 53 For this perishable body must put on the ...
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What did Paul mean by "power" in 1 Corinthians 4:19-20?

1 Corinthians 4:19-20 (ESV): 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist ...
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Where is the Father’s kingdom’s final location?

Jesus says “I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:29‬ ‭ Where will this kingdom be situated ...
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Who/what is the source of the power behind the miracles, signs and wonders in Matthew 7:22?

Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB): 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me ...
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When is a person "born of water and the Spirit"? John 3:5

John 3:5 (ESV): 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. According to Jesus, a person must be "born of ...
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What's wrong with being wise and learned that warrants being denied by God the secrets of His kingdom? Luke 10:21

Luke 10:17-24 (ESV): 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 ...
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Understanding the Parable of the Weeds (Matthew 13:24-30)

Matthew 13:24-30 (ESV): 24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy ...
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Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who ...
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Why does Jesus respond to a request about his Kingdom at Luke 23:42 by talking about Paradise in Luke 23:43?

At Luke 23:42, one of the criminals says to Jesus "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!" (Berean Study Bible) Jesus then responds "Truly I tell you, today you will be ...
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Is the Son second in authority under God the Father? 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 (NRSV): 24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he ...
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Is Matthew 11:12 stating kingdom of heaven is associated with exciting and meaningful eventfulness?

I suppose the perspective that I am about to expound is already buried deep within one of the answers and/or comments of the following 2 stackoverflow Q & A postings, but I wanted to narrow down ...
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What is the “power” in the kingdom of God?

In Mark 9:1 Jesus says: Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power. (NASB, emphasis mine)...
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Did Jesus imply that others cast out demons by the finger of God in Luke 11:17-20?

Luke 11:17 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and a house divided against a house will fall. 18If Satan is divided against himself, ...
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Did God prefer to view the Israelites as a Simple & humble Shepherded nation, and less about manly macho-ism, manly patriotism?

God and Samuel response to the Ancient Israelites request for a King seem to suggest that God & Samuel preferred the Israelites to be seen in God's eyes as a simple nation of shepherds, fisherman, ...
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How can the kingdom of heaven be like a man?

Matthew 13:24: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed...." I'm stumped by how a kingdom can be like a man. Is there something in the original language that gives insight into this? ...
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Why would the tenants who killed the landowner's son expect an inheritance?

The parable of the tenants is repeated in three of the Gospels and has this line: “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his ...
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In Matthew 13:33 and Luke 13:20-21, what does the parable about the leaven in the flour say about the kingdom?

Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21. What does this mean? Matthew 13:33 (KJV): Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures ...
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