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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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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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Jesus denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39), yet God is spirit (John 4:24). Can we connect the dots and conclude that Jesus is not God?

Jesus denied being a spirit in Luke 24:39: See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you plainly see that I have.” (Luke 24:...
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The Meaning of “Transgressors” in Luke 22:37

Luke 22:36-37 (NASB): And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that ...
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Luke 13:28: are prophets already in the kingdom?

Do the words (or some of their grammatical features like tenses, verb aspects, etc.) in original Greek in Luke 13:28 contain any indication as to whether the mentioned persons (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, ...
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Is the tax collector in Luke 18:14 saved according to Rom 3:28?

Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14“I tell you that this man, rather than ...
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What did Mary Magdalene tell the Disciples in John 20 vs Luke 24?

Why does Mary Magdalene in John 20:2 tell the John and Peter, "we do not know where they have laid him", if she and the other women were already told by the angels that Jesus had risen (Luke ...
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Why does the Holy Spirit not know who Jesus is? Luke 10:22

All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Luke 10:22 ...
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Who is the 'one and only son'? John 3:16 [closed]

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 Who is this son John speaks of? Surely it is Jesus as he ...
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What are the "things which make for peace" in Luke 19:42?

Luke 19:22 (NASB): If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. What are the "things which make for peace"? How ...
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Was Jesus drawing a parallel to Himself in Luke 19:21?

Jesus compares Himself to a nobleman going to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself (Luke 19:12). In that same parable, the nobleman is described by his servant as "an exacting man, ...
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Is faith quantifiable?

Berean Study Bible Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Add to us faith!” 6And the Lord said, “If you have faith like a grain of mustard, you would have said to this mulberry tree, ‘Be ...
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What evidence is there that Mark could have been dependent upon Luke?

There are approximately 106 pericopes shared by Mark & Luke (see Synoptic Abstract by Tyson & Longstaff). Most hold to the view that this shared material - and the frequency of its common ...
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Was John the Baptist a Nazirite?

Luke 1:11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13But the angel said to ...
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Why did Lazarus get to be with Abraham?

Luke 16:25 (NASB) But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. ...
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Did the unfaithful servant lose his salvation or was he never saved to begin with?

Luke 12:41-48 (NIV) reads: The Faithful or the Unfaithful Servant 41 Peter said, “Lord, does this parable apply to us, or do you mean it for everyone?” 42 The Lord answered, “Who, then, is the ...
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Same punishment or different punishments? Luke 12:42-48 vs Luke 13:1-5

Luke 12:42-48 (NIV) seems to support different degrees of punishment: 42 The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them ...
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Who are the “friends” in Luke 16:9?

Luke 16:9: And I say to you, make friends of yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into eternal dwellings. (NASB) Who are the “friends” ...
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Meaning of "at the feet of [rabbi]" in Luke 10 and Acts 22?

In Luke 10:39, Mary "sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching". A common reading seems to be that Mary was physically sitting at Jesus' feet listening to Jesus. See Was it unusual ...
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Interpretation of Greek in Luke 24:46

The King James Version translation of Luke 24:46 is similar to the 1899 Douay-Rheims translation. (King James Version) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, ...
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Link(s) between Jesus' Prodigal Son parable and Esau & Jacob's reunion story?

In Genesis 33:4 (NKJV): "But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept." In Luke 15:20 (NKJV): "But when he was still a great way off, ...
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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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Who is my neighbor?

Through the parable of the good Samaritan, Jesus teaches about charity. As Jesus often does, he turns the question of “who is my neighbor?” on its head and instead answers “who might be a neighbor to ...
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What is the “fire” in Luke 12:49?

Luke 12:49 - I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! What is the “fire” that Jesus refers to in Luke 12:49, and why does He wish it were already kindled? ...
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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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What is the explanation of the phrase “as was supposed” in Luke 3:23 and how it appears in original text?

Luke 3:23: “Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) ...” (NKJV)
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Why was Jesus insistent that a new follower not say goodbye to his family in Luke 9:62?

Luke 9:61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” 62Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service ...
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What is that which is "within" in Luke 11:41?

Luke 11:41: But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you. (NASB) What does the word "within" (ἐνόντα) mean in conjunction with "charity" (...
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Is the resurrected body of Jesus fleshly?

“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Not addressing whether this is translated correctly in the ...
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Did the shepherds leave their flocks?

In Luke 2:15-16 15 When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which ...
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Can spirits touch or be touched in light of Luke 24:39

Jesus makes a remark to Thomas to show Thomas that it is truly Him “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have....
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Why does Jesus command his disciples not to move from house to house?

Luke 10:7 Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house. NASB Why does Jesus command them not to move ...
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What is the "kingdom of God? "

In Luke 17:20-21 Jesus says the kingdom can't be observed but it's within you. And in Luke 9:27 He says some standing here shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God. What does Luke mean ...
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Did James and John have the power to command fire from heaven?

Luke 9:54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” (NASB) Did James and John have the power to command ...
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What did Peter not realize in Luke 9:33?

In Luke 9:33, when Peter suggests setting up tabernacles for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, the author of Luke says he “didn’t realize what he was saying.” What did Peter not realize? What was wrong about ...
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Did the angel announce "peace on earth" to the shepherds when Jesus was born?

Luke 2:14 Young's Literal Translation 'Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men -- good will.' Young's Literal Translation indicates unqualified peace of earth. New International ...
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How was Lord most likely understood and how should it be understood today in Luke 1:76

“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord κυριου to prepare his ways,” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:76‬ What did those listening to Zachariah’s prophetic utterance ...
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What is the “abyss” in Luke 8:31?

What is the “abyss” that Legion was imploring Jesus not to command them to go away into in Luke 8:31?
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When does the devil take the word away from people’s hearts?

In Luke 8:12, Jesus describes the first scenario in his parable of the sower: Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so they ...
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Luke 3:9- can μὴ in "not bearing good fruit" have an exegetical clue if the tree was bad by nature and kind, or from its laxity?

Is Matt. 7:19 -"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire"- a parallel verse? John, the Baptist was addressing to the "children of Abraham" (v.7)...
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What did christon (Χριστὸν) mean to the disciples in Luke 9?

The relevant passage: 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” The interlinear: ειπεν (5627) δε αυτοις υμεις δε τινα με λεγετε (5719) ειναι (...
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In the parable of talents, does Jesus speak on the "money -talent" or natural aptitude(s)? What is the return(s) Jesus expected?

The Words used in the parable - "entrusted them his property" (Mt. 25:14); "talents" the monetary unit with specified quantity; "traded" and "made" - all ...
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Lk. 16: 8 - Was the steward commended for the act of wise provident care of his future or the change of heart from "wasting" to the benevolent acts?

The parable has two sections - Verse 1-9, the wasteful steward & Verse 10 -15, the lovers of money, and could it be that Jesus, by commending the shrewd steward of his wise and appropriate ...
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Why did Pilate punish Jesus in Luke 23:16?

Luke 23:13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 14and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in ...
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When Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children does he mean that babies go to heaven when they die?

In reference to following passages Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them to come to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 ...
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Is Holy Spirit the Spirit of the Father according to Luke and Matthew?

for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." Luke 12:12 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:20. ...
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Is the 3rd heaven the same as the paradise?

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." 2 Corinthians 12:1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to ...
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Is Luke 11:5-13 talking about being filled with / baptized in the Holy Spirit and that believers should seek it with perseverance?

Luke 11:5-13 (NIV): 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to ...
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What sort of hunger is Jesus referring to in Luke 6:21?

Luke 6:21: Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. (NASB) What is the meaning of “hunger” (peinaó in Greek) here? Is Jesus ...
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Luke 23:43 — Should the word “today” be interpreted literally in that 24-hour days continue after death? [duplicate]

43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43 Both Jesus and the criminal died on the same day. Because they were reunited in paradise after death, ...
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Luke 4:18, Did Jesus utter the Tetragrammaton?

Luke 4:17-18 He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed ...

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