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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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Destruction of Jerusalem Prophecy

In Luke 19:41 Jesus speaks about the destruction of ALL Jerusalem. In verse 44, Jesus says that "they will not leave one stone upon another". This prophecy sounds similar to others regarding ...
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Does Matthew 6:11 and Luke 11:3 say, "Give us this day our daily bread" or "Give us this day our supernatural bread"?

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed is thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, ...
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Eagles or Vultures? (Matthew 24:28, Luke 17:37)

Matthew 24:28 NKJV For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. Matthew 24:28 ESV Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. Luke 17:37 NKJV And they ...
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Is the warning to the Women on the Via Dolorosa a repeat of the Olivet Discourse in summary? (Luke 23:27-31)

While making the excruciating trip up the Via Dolorosa on the path to the Crucifixion, Jesus noticed a great company of women following sorrowfully. Jesus took time to stop and declare: Daughters of ...
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Blessed are the poor or poor in spirit?

Luke 6:20b Jesus said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the ...
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What does sabbaton deuteroproton in Luke 6:1 refer to?

According to the KJV Luke 6:1 states: And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

There are three gospel accounts that mention the torn veil: Matthew 27:51 NKJV - Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were ...
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Is verse 7 a later addition to Matthew 22?

This verse is part of the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matt 22:1-14. Luke does not mention the army that destroys the city in the version of Luke 14:15-23 Matt 22:7 - The king was enraged, and he ...
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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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In Luke 7:18-23, why did John the Baptist ask Jesus if he was the Messiah since he baptized Jesus and heard God speak about Jesus?

In Luke 7:18-23, it is written, 18 The disciples of John reported to him about all these things. 19 Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or ...
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Jesus's genealogy: 28 generations or 41 since David?

These questions keep me wondering: Firstly, how is it possible that Matthew and Luke came up with completely different genealogies of Jesus ancestors, if they are both following the masculine line? ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God? [closed]

I need help on trying to find scriptures in all the four gospels where Jesus claims to be God!
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What did Jesus mean when he said, Forgive them "for they know not what they do"?

Luke 23:34 (DRA) (emphasis added) 34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots. Addressing the Father, Jesus acknowledges ...
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Were Jesus and Zacchaeus previously acquainted?

In the historical account of Zacchaeus it is interesting to note the details surrounding the interactions between Zacchaeus and Jesus. The location was in Jericho on the way to Jerusalem: “He entered ...
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Luke 21:24 - When did "the times of the Gentiles" start?

Luke 21:24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. When did ...
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Luke 2:49-50. What is the earliest translation?

49 Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”[f] 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. [f] or "be about my Father’s ...
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Thoughts? Interpreting the Missing Years of Jesus from the gospel Luke? [closed]

The missing years are from the ages of 12 to 30. Luke 2:41 and Luke 3:23 The Boy Jesus at the Temple. Verses 41 to 53. This passage in chapter 2 is the explanation for the missing years of Jesus. ...
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What was Baby Jesus ' redeemed with ' at the Temple?

We read in Exodus 13: 1- 2 & 12-13: The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal. ...
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Why the change in language between Luke 11:13 and Matthew 7:11?

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” - Luke 11:13 NIV If you, then, ...
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Did Jesus ask for a donkey and a colt or just a colt?

Luke 19:30 (ESV) saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. Matthew 21:2 (ESV) saying ...
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Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them” forgive or tolerate? Hermeneutics and Atonement

The text at hand: “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭23‬:‭34‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Many English translations still ...
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What does this passage about the shrewd merchant mean?

Luke 16:1-14 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of ...
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What's the difference between a ghost and a spirit?

Matthew 14:26 English Standard Version But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. a ghost!” Φάντασμά (Phantasma) ...
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Why different translations of Luke 2:14?

I noticed something strange about how several recent translations handle Luke 2:14, that in my own impression of understanding the English does not seem to make sense compared to older translations. ...
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How did Jesus "hide himself" or "pass through the midst" of mobs intent on killing him?

Early in the Gospel of Luke we read: Luke 4:28-30: "[The] people in the synagogue were filled with rage... and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on ...
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How should one interpret "if you wish to be perfect" in Matthew 19:21?

In Matthew 19:21, Jesus says to the rich young man/ruler (NRSV): If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, ...
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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

I have a question about an apparent contradiction. In Luke 24 it says that the women went to the tomb and when they saw that it was empty, they entered and saw a vision of angels. After that they went ...
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NASB translation of John 4:1

The NASB is supposed to be a very literal translation except where needed and my husband noticed that in john 4:1 it translates the name of Jesus as "Lord"; the ESV doesn't do this and ...
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What did the Jewish exorcists do wrong in Acts 19:13

In Acts 19, there were a few traveling Jews that had heard Paul was removing demons by the name of Jesus, so they attempted to do the same: "Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took ...
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Translation of Luke 1:28 "Greetings, favored one!"

Can someone tell me about the translation of the word κεχαριτωμένη as it appears in the context of Luke 1:28 (where Gabriel greets Mary)? ...
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From what "version" of Isaiah 61 was Jesus reading in Luke 4?

In Luke 4:18, 19 (ESV translation), we read that Jesus reads from a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. In this particular translation, Jesus (quoting Isaiah) says that "The Spirit of the Lord is upon ...
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Centurion Dispute

Did the Centurion of the gospels send someone to ask Jesus, as written in Luke 7:1-10, or is the account in Matthew 8:5-13 the clearer interpretation in that the Centurion himself ask Jesus to "...
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Does Lk 24;39 hint at the existence of ghosts on the earth?

We read in Lk 24:37-39(NIV)the narrative of Jesus' post- Resurrection appearance to the disciples: They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you ...
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Did Satan show Jesus a flat earth?

Luke 4:5 Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6“I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For ...
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What does "he delivers the kingdom to God the Father" mean in 1 Corinthians 15:24?

Looking for references of the Gospel in the Bible, I found a very interesting text:* 1 Corinthians 15:22-25 (ESV) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in ...
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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

If the angel Gabriel was seeking Mary's consent to be the mother of God*, why did he speak to her in the future tense in Lk. 1:26-38, as though the prophesied events will occur through her regardless ...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

In the Gospel of Luke, Christ asks a curious question: Luke 18:8b: "However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" It is as if Christ is predicting that faith in God ...
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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

Luke 24:13-35 says, That same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. And as ...
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Significance of the Rich Man Having Five Brothers in Luke 16:28

I'm delving into the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 (Luke 16:19-31), and a particular detail caught my attention. In verse 28 (Luke 16:28), the rich man mentions that he has five ...
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Luke 3:1 "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar" - convention for counting years (NOT what the actual A.D. year was)

1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and ...
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To whom was Christ referring in Luke 9:41?

Luke 9:37-42 (NKJV) 37 Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him. 38 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, I ...
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How did the Greek "charis" come to imply "favor?"

Luke 2:52 (ESV) states that "Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man." The word "favor" in this passage is translated from the Greek word "charis" (Strong's G5485), ...
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Why is "Joseph" used in some translations of Luke 2:33?

It seems that most English translations of Luke 2:33 use "father", but the 1599 Geneva Bible, the King James Version, and the Young's Literal Translation use "Joseph". It seems that this difference is ...
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Why does Luke claim that Jesus and John the Baptist were related? [duplicate]

Luke alone among the gospels makes a claim that Jesus was related to John the Baptist during his nativity account: “And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this ...
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Luke 10:9-11 Ἤγγικεν ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς and Ἤγγικεν same or different?

Luke 10:9-11 reads: 9 καὶ θεραπεύετε τοὺς ἐν αὐτῇ ἀσθενεῖς, καὶ λέγετε αὐτοῖς· Ἤγγικεν ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ. 10 εἰς ἣν δʼ ἂν πόλιν εἰσέλθητε καὶ μὴ δέχωνται ὑμᾶς, ἐξελθόντες εἰς τὰς ...
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Why do translators translate Luke 2:25 and 11:13 as "the Holy Spirit" instead of "a holy spirit"?

The Greek text here unambiguously says “a holy spirit” (pneuma [ēn] hagion) in both of these passages. However it appears that most Christian translations choose a different wording: He was waiting ...
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Where is Luke 24:47 referenced in the Old Testament? [duplicate]

According to Luke 24:47. Jesus says "it is written" that "...repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name" Where, in the Old Testament, the allusion that ...
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Which law did Peter allude to in Acts 10:28?

Luke 7:2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his ...
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Why does Jesus commit his spirit into his Father's hands at death?

In Luke 23:46, we read (emphasis mine): And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 Acts ...
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Which of these four versions most accurately translates (μενοῦν/μενοῦνγε) in Luke 11:28?

NIV Luke 11:27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” 28He replied, “Blessed rather (μενοῦν/μενοῦνγε) are those ...

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