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An account of the life of Jesus from his baptism to the discovery of his empty tomb. Generally held to be the earliest gospel, written by John Mark, and using Peter as a primary source.

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Why are prayer and fasting required to cast out certain kinds of demons?

The casting out of demons is one of the signs that Jesus promised would follow all believers: Mark 16:17 (KJV): 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out ...
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Did Mark 5:2 put the author of Mark “in danger of eternal damnation”?

In Mark 3:29-30 [KJV], we learn that calling someone's spirit "unclean" is unforgivable : [29] "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger ...
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What did the angel say to the women at the tomb?

Reading the gospels, we come to read that after sunrise of the first day after the Jewish Sabbath, some of the female followers of Jesus came to his tomb in order to anoint his body. In Luke 24:4-7 4 ...
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Why did the women want to annoint the body in Mark 16:1?

In John 12 it is said that Mary had anointed Christ with an expensive perfume while he was at Lazarus house.Christ had alluded to this as the preparation for his burial John 12:3 NIV . 3 Then Mary ...
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Jairus Daughter [closed]

In Matthew we read: 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16 “No ...
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Mark 9:13 Elijah has come. What did Jesus mean?

NIV Mark 9:13 But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him." Did Jesus mean John as a type of Elijah? Why?
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What does the produce of the vineyard represent in the Parable of the Vine-growers?

In Mark 12 verses 1-11, Jesus tells a parable of the vine-growers. Verse 2: At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the ...
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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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Bethsaidia or Capernaum?

In Mark 6:45 Mark states that they are headed to Bethsaida While John 6:17 states that they were headed to Capernaum Also were they not already in Bethsaida? Also you'll notice that in Mark 6:53 and ...
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How did the disciples drive out demons, if not by prayer?

In Mark 9, Jesus drives a demon out of a child which his disciples could not drive out. In response to their question of why they could not drive the demon out themselves, he responds, This kind ...
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What is the “harvest” in Mark 4:29?

Mark 4:29 (NASB): But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come. What does putting in the sickle mean (spiritually), and what is the “harvest”?
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Why does the sower not know how the seed grows in Mark 4:27?

Mark 4:27(NASB): and [the sower] goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows — how, he himself does not know. Who is the sower in this passage? I had traditionally read ...
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What does “fall away” mean in Mark 4’s Parable of the Sower?

In the parable of the sower in Mark 4, verse 17 says “and they have no root in themselves, but are temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall ...
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Mark 16:17 - Who is Jesus commanding?

In Mark 16:17 Jesus addresses the 11 disciples and gives a call to action: He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be ...
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What does “picking up serpents” really imply in Mark 16:17-18?

I was studying the words of Christ this morning where he charged His disciples in Mark 16:17-18. Jesus said, And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; ...
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In Mark 15:42, had the Sabbath already begun?

Since the evening had already begun and the Sabbath begins in the evening, had the Sabbath already started? Or was it the beginning of the day of preparation for the Sabbath? [Mar 15:42 NASB] (42) ...
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Why Apostle Paul contradicts Jesus regarding God and His resurrected [closed]

If Paul the Apostle was inspired by God to write [Romans], why does Paul teach beliefs contradicting Jesus the Messiah when describing who God is in His relationship to the resurrected? In [Romans 14:...
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Has anyone ever heard the voice of the Father with respect to John 5:37?

John 5:37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form But then we have the following incidences: Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many ...
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When was the lamb killed, before or after Jesus' arrest?

Before Jesus' arrest: Mark 14:12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to ...
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Was Jesus' power running low in the healing episode in Mark 8:24 compared to that in Mark 10:52?

This is a quick healing: Mark 10:51“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he ...
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In Mark 5:41 and other NT passages, Why is Christ quoted in Aramaic?

Why does Christ or NT writers sometimes use Aramaic; Example Mark 5:41 Talitha Cumi And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say ...
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Mark 11:26, “trespasses” or “sins”?

Mark 11:26, (DRB): But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven, forgive you your sins. There's a delicate distinction between "trespasses" and "sins". ...
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Mark 16:16, “shall be” or “will be”?

Mark 16:16, (DRB): He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. Mark 16:16, (NKJV): He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who ...
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Mark 5:34 Daughter, your [σου] faith has healed you. Why is the genitive case used?

Luke 8:30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" your σοι (soi) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person ...
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Why did Jesus call the paralyzed man “son” in Mark 2:5?

The paralyzed man was carried by four men. Mark 2:3-5 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an ...
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Jesus cursed the fig tree in Matthew 21:19. Did it wither immediately?

Matthew 21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered. In ...
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Revelation 2:10, is the tribulation of the ordinary believer 1/4 of Jesus'?

Revelation 2:10, (DRB): Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be ...
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Who is the only God that Jesus said we should love in Mark 12:29-30? Was this creed revised or replaced by a different teaching?

Mark 12:29-30 says: Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy ...
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Did Jesus have any disagreement with the scribe about who God is in Mark 12:28-34? Can one possibly argue otherwise?

Mark 12:28-24 says,28 And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all? 29 Jesus answered, ...
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Daniel 12:11 (NASB)…What is implied by the word “ta-med”. Can we rightfully add the word “sacrifice” to the word “regular”

Daniel is telling us that the regular (sacrifice) is to be abolished and the abomination of desolation is to be set up and that there will follow 1290 days. At which point something presumably of ...
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Why did the pharisees and the party of Herod's followers plan to kill Jesus? Is it likely that Jesus' trial was rigged?

The following verses indicates that those who plotted to kill Jesus planned it for an extended period of time. Mark 3:6 of the American Standard Version says, And the Pharisees went out, and ...
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Why did Jesus Christ confess ignorance about his second coming as recorded in Mark 13:32?

Mark 13:32 of the Young's Literal Translation bible says' And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers who are in the heaven, not even the Son -- except the ...
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How many YHWH are there according to Mark 12:29 and Deuteronomy 6:4? What does the word “one” mean on both verses? [closed]

Mark 12:29 of The American Standard Version says, Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one.' “ and Deuteronomy 6:4 of Young's Literal Translation says, Hear, O ...
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Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey?

Is there some here to clarify me why this question has tow opposite different answers in Bible , such that the question is : Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey? The ...
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Does Mark 13:14 allude to the Hebrew or to the Greek of Daniel 9:27?

Daniel 9:27 reads differently in the Hebrew and in the Greek and Mark's saying is not an exact match to either version. Is Jesus, in Mark 13:14, referring to what appears in the Hebrew or the Greek OT?...
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Divide the 3 Gospels by Year

Divide the 3 Gospels by Year of Jesus Ministry How would you divide the 3 Gospels by year of Jesus ministry? Gospel of John can be divided between Passover years year 1 (chapters 1-5) year 2 (...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of Distinct & Separate Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity?

Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of the Distinct & Separate Nature/Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Luke 8:42-47 New American ...
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In Mark 4:38, what does it mean to “care”?

[Mar 4:38 NLT] (38) Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, "Teacher, don't you care that we're going to drown?" [Mar 4:38 ...
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Why does Jesus ask about saving a life in Mark 3:4?

In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus goes into a synagogue where there is a man with a shriveled hand and the Pharisees are watching to see if he will heal on the Sabbath. Jesus then Then Jesus asked them, "...
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In Mark 4:40, what is the accurate translation of “οὕτω”?

When I was looking Mark 4:40 I was little confused for the word "οὕτω" translation and meaning. For it was translated in many English translations as "so", "So" in English may means: Thus, like this. ...
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Mark 9:17,25…what does it mean: the Spirit (not the obsessed) is dumb and deaf?

The obsessed may be get blinded, dumb, deaf or mad under the effect of the obsessing Spirit (the Spirit who caused obsession). But the Spirit causing obsession is itself blind, dumb or deaf!, This ...
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Why does Jesus say to tell everyone in Mark 5:19 but tell no one in Mark 5:43?

But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19 NLT Why is it that Jesus commanded the demon possessed man ...
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Why in Mark 5:41 the words of Jesus are reported in aramaic?

I find it strange that we have the words of Jesus talitha coum reported also in aramaic (siryiac), because there is no apparent reason to preserve the original language of exactly those words and not ...
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Is the parable of the sower simple or a hermeneutical key?

In Mark 4:13 Jesus rebukes his disciples for their failure to understand the parable of the sower: "Don't you understand this parable?" And then he follows that with a second question: "How then will ...
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How does the phrase “Only God is good” in Mark 10:18 demonstrate that the use of θεός in respect to Jesus does not violate the Shema?

Mark 10:17-18 (CEV): As Jesus was walking down a road, a man ran up to him. He knelt down, and asked, "Good teacher, what can I do to have eternal life?" Jesus replied, "Why do you ...
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Mark 13:32 - Why doesn't the Holy Spirit know?

Mark 13:32 (ASV): But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. At Mark 13:32, Jesus teaches that in the entire range of heavenly beings,...
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In Mark 10:35–40, what does it mean to sit at the right or left hand of God?

Mark 10:35–40 (// Matt. 20:20–23) 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 And He said to them, “What do you want ...
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Does the Amplified (classic) give a trustworthy version of Mark 4:23-25?

Here is the passage... Mark 4:23-25 (AMP Classic Edition) 23 If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend. 24 And He said to them, Be careful what ...
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In luke 17:30-31: was Luke referring to the coming of Christ or destruction of Jerusalem?

Luke 17:30-31 NIV 30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, ...
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Purpose of the Parables: Mark 4:10-12 and Matthew 13:10-16

Is a plausible reading of Mark 4:10-12 that Jesus teaches in parables to confuse those "on the outside" whereas in Matthew 13:10-16 Jesus claims to teach in parables in order to better instruct ...

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