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The first half of Luke's history of the church which, along with Acts, was addressed to a certain "Theophilus". The gospel of Luke covers the life of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection.

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How do we reconcile Luke 11:42 with Romans 8:8?

We compare: Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. Foolish ones! Did not He who made the ...
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Why is "Certainly this man was innocent" said in Luke 23:47 but "Truly this man was the Son of God!" in Mark 15:39?

Luke 23:47 "Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, 'Certainly this man was innocent!'" ESV My emphasis. Mark 15:39 "And when the centurion, who ...
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How did Jesus grow in favor with God? Luke 2:52

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52 Jesus we know was without fault or sin being the 'unblemished' Lamb. God was 'well pleased' with His special son (...
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How are we to understand the greek verb "poieite" (ποιεῖτε) in Luke 22:19?

Regarding the Lord's Supper, described in Luke 22, verse 19 uses the verb do (ποιεῖτε). However poieo can have a boarder spectrum of meanings, including to "offer" (as in a sacrificial ...
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Matthew 18:8-9; Luke 6:29; is Jesus trying to say: the problem is in us, is in our Sinful nature?

Matthew 18:8-9; DRB; 8 And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be ...
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How to understand Luke 17:7-10 in light of 1 Corinthians 9:8-14?

Luke 17:7-10 NASB “Now which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him after he comes in from the field, ‘Come immediately and recline at the table to eat’? 8 On the contrary, ...
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Luke 11:8 - "Shameless" teaching about Prayer

In Luke 11:8, Jesus is teaching about prayer using a parable following the teaching of the "Lord's Prayer" a few verses earlier. The important word here is a hapex lemomenon, ἀναίδεια (...
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Information given in dream to some and to others in person [closed]

Both the Maggi (Matthew 3:12) and Joseph (Matthew 3:13,19) receive information in a dream, whereas Zechariah and Mary receive information personally (Luke). Why is that? One could simply state that it'...
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Luke 6:44 is a straightforward illustration, or is it?

Jesus is speaking about hypocrites with planks in their eyes. He then speaks of good trees being known by their good fruit; corrupt trees don’t bring forth good fruit. Then comes the verse in question:...
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'Sin',Faith,Duty vs Forgivensss,Faith,Duty in Luke 17:1-10?

The NIV sub titles the teaching of Christ in Luke 17 as teaching sin,faith and duty but when looking closely at the texts it wuold seem Christ was teaching Forgiveness,Faith and Duty Sin, Faith, Duty ...
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"For each tree is known by its own fruit" ( Lk 6: 44; Mt 7:20) - how should we understand and apply the saying of Jesus to believers in the context? [closed]

We assume "know the tree by the fruit" to mean, for example, if one bears no or bad fruit, he was never saved, to begin with, which is akin to the fox assuming in the Aesop Fables - "...
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Is the resurrection taught in the Old Testament?

Luke 20:27 (NKJV) says: Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, It says they didn't believe in the resurrection. Is this true? Is the ...
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Does Luke 6:37 mean we cannot judge?

Does Luke 6:37 mean that we can't judge? The Bible states throughout the scriptures that we can judge but in a righteous way, so does the book of Luke condemn the act of judgement? Luke 6:37 - New ...
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In Luke 15:1-24 - What can be the cause(s) of the three "lose" and which party(s) responsible for the "lose," the party who lost or both?

Jesus spoke in parables of three lost and found: One sheep out of 100; One Drachma out of ten; and the Prodigal son who left Father's house and returned. Of the three, the Drachma is an inanimate ...
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What is the significance of γενόμενοι in Luke 1:2?

What is the significance of γενόμενοι in Luke 1:2? The translations seem to ignore it and translate Luke 1:2 the same as if it weren't there. I haven't found a source that references this question. ...
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The "legion" possessed one man, or two? [duplicate]

The story of the "legion" of demons is described as possessing two men in Matthew 8:28-34, but only one man in Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39. Was there one man, or two, or am I missing ...
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Which has better manuscript attestation in Luke 6:9?

The KJV with Strong's concordance has the following for Luke 6:9 (word in question is emboldened): Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or ...
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Are kill (ἀποκτεῖναι) and destroy (ἀπολέσαι) synonyms? Mark 3:4, Luke 6:9 & Matthew 10:28

Mark 3:4 4 And he saith to them, `Is it lawful on the sabbaths to do good, or to do evil? life to save, or to kill (ἀποκτεῖναι)?' but they were silent. [YLT] Luke 6:9 9 Then said Jesus unto them, `...
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Is the Holy Spirit called God in Luke 1:35?

Luke 1:35 contains the following statement from the angel Gabriel (NKJV): The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is ...
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Is there room for interpreting "paradise" in Luke 23:43 as a reference to "Abraham's Bosom" (Luke 16:19-31)?

When Jesus mentioned paradise in Luke 23:43, 43 and Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, To-day with me thou shalt be in the paradise.' (YLT) is it possible that he meant Abraham's bosom, as ...
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What fruit does Jesus refer to in Luke 8:14?

We read: “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not ...
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Is there a contradiction between Isaiah 38:17-19 & Luke 23:43?

Isaiah 38:17-19 (ESV): 17 Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back....
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Were Jesus (Luke 23:43) & Paul (2 Corinthians 12:1-4) referring to the same 'paradise'?

Luke 23:43 (YLT): 43 and Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, To-day with me thou shalt be in the paradise.' 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 (YLT): To boast, really, is not profitable for me, for I will ...
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What are the origins of the different elements present in the setting of the parable of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31)?

Luke 16:19-31 (ESV): 19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, ...
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Is there a contradiction between Job's and Jesus' understanding of Sheol? Job 10:21-22, 14:10-12, 17:13-16 vs. Luke 16:19-31

Job 18 “Why did you bring me out from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me 19 and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave. 20 Are not my days few? Then ...
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Why did Jesus use the words “sons of the kingdom” in Matthew 8:12?

We read: “I tell you, many will come from the east and west to share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, but the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the outer ...
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Luke 13: 1-5 - What "μετανοῆτε" means in the context of Jesus' answer, semantically, repent of sin or turn from sin?

Text: Luke 13:1-5(ESV) There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these ...
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Are the "pit" or "world below" of Ezekiel 26:19-21 and the "abyss" of Luke 8:31 the same place?

Ezekiel 26:19-21 (ESV): 19 “For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you, ...
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Why did Jesus' disciples believe in ghosts / disembodied spirits? [closed]

Luke 24:36-39 (NASB): 36 Now while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and ...
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In Luke 3:7, when John said, "who warned you to flee the coming wrath" did he mean the Romans were about to destroy Jerusalem?

In Luke 3:7, when John said, "who warned you to flee the coming wrath" what is a general hermeneutical survey of the view (if any) that he meant God’s mediated wrath was about to take place ...
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When Paul said that he would like to be "at home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8), was he referring to Abraham's bosom?

Paul believed that after leaving his body he would be at home/present with the Lord: Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. [2 Corinthians 5:...
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Luke 24:21; what was the Israelites thinking about redeeming Israel?

Luke 24:21; DRB; 21 But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. What was the Israelites thinking ...
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Was the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah a vision or a physical encounter? Luke 1:11, 22

Was the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah about the birth of John the Baptist a vision or a physical encounter? Luke 1:11 - Now an angel of the Lord APPEARED to him… Luke 1:22 - and they realized he ...
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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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Luke 2:52; what is the meaning of 'stature' in the verse?

Luke 2:52; KJV; 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Increasing in stature means that Jesus was of low stature with God, then He got high stature by the time....
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What is the connection between Bethlehem being Joseph's "own city" and Joseph being "of the house and lineage of David"?

This has been a difficult question for me to formulate because there are so many tangential thoughts which led to it and stem from it. I have tried to weed out as many bunny trails as I could so, ...
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In Luke 1:16-17, should "epistrepho" be rendered "turn" or "return"?

Luke 1:16-17 (YLT): 16 and many of the sons of Israel he shall turn (epistrepho) to the Lord their God, 17 and he shall go before Him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn (epistrepho) hearts ...
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Who is the one God that James say demons believe? James 2:19

In Luke 8:28, we find that demons also know who Jesus is. Luke 4:3, 9 also tell us that Satan knew who Jesus is. Since we wrestle against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-...
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In the context of Luke 2: 8-14, does "among men-good will" (v.14b) refers to the Jews, all people on earth created in His image, or the predestined?

Text:Luke 2: 8 -14 (YTL) "And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock, 9 and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood over them, and ...
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And the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul?

Act 7:58 Why is this mention in the bible? Is it because of the following Luke wanted to introduce Saul here, in some filmy-like plot (not just plainly - he was to be a special figure in the Bible, in ...
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What is the meaning of Luke 3:8?

In Luke 3:8, we can read: 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up ...
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Why did the leaders lie to Pilate in Luke 23:2?

Luke 23:2 NIV And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” But Christ had encouraged ...
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Why does the Greek word ἐντρέπω (entrepo) appear to have nearly opposite meanings?

Each of the following verses use this Greek word (English translation of it is bolded)--but a glance at them quickly shows that the word has virtually opposite meanings, with either shame or honor, ...
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What does Acts 4:22 mean by referring to the age of the man that was healed?

In Acts 4:22 (NIV) one reads For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. What was the purpose of mentioning the age in this context? I understand that it may be a way to note ...
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Did Jesus preach works-based salvation in Mark 10:17-21 and Luke 10:25-28?

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good?...
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In Luke 19:42, what was the exact moment when the "things that make for peace" were "hidden from the eyes" of the people in Jerusalem?

Luke 19:41-44, Jesus weeps over Jerusalem: 41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But ...
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Who is the antecedent in Luke 17:16 (his feet)?

εις δε εξ αυτων ιδων οτι ιαθη υπεστρεψεν μετα φωνης μεγαλης δοξαζων τον θεον και επεσεν επι προσωπον παρα τους ποδας αυτου ευχαριστων αυτω και αυτος ην σαμαρειτης. [Luke 17:15,16 (TR, undisputed).] ...
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What were the reasons of Jesus' enemies for wanting to kill him in Luke 4:16-30?

Luke 4:16-30 ASV 16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17And there was delivered unto ...
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What does "goes" refer to in Luke 22:22?

"For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!" LUKE 22:22 ESV. Does "goes" refer just to Judas' involvement with what happened to ...
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Are signs, wonders and miracles evidence of an authentic divine calling or not?

According to Paul and Jesus, the signs and wonders they performed attested to the authenticity of their callings: 12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with ...
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