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

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Interpreting the variants in Jesus teaching on the unpardonable sin

Can anyone help me to understand why Jesus spoke of the unpardonable sin in different words? Are they the same instance and the Gospel Authors just changed the words a little? Or did Jesus repeat ...
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Can Jesus decide who will sit next to him on his throne or not? Revelation 3:21 vs. Mark 10:35-40

Revelation 3:21 (ESV): 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. vs. Mark 10:35-40 (ESV): 35 And James ...
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Matthew 9:2-8 Why was "This man is blaspheming" considered an evil thought without knowing Jesus' identity?

I've been meditating on this amazing story of Matthew 9:2-8 and have a question: Why was "This man is blaspheming" classified as an evil thought without the knowledge of Jesus' identity ...
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How might "one mind" in Philippians 2:2 compare with "your mind" in Mark 12:30?

"complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind." Philippians 2:2 ESV -One mind. mind/phroneo. "And you shall love the Lord your ...
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Did Jesus eat with idolaters?

Paul instructs believers not to eat with certain classes of sinners, including fornicators, drunkards, and idolaters. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a ...
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What is the significance of Mark 14:51? [duplicate]

Mark 14:51 51 Now a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him, 52 and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked. ...
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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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Is Psalm 85:13 a reference to the ministry of John the Baptist?

Righteousness shall go before him ; and shall set us in the way of his steps [Psalm 85:13 KJV] Righteousness shall go before Him and shall make a way for His footsteps. [Psalm 85:13 YLT] Malachi ...
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What does it mean to "have salt amongst yourselves" Mark 9:49-50

What does it mean to have "salt among yourselves and be at peace with each other" in Mark 9:49-50 “Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can ...
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Why emphasize angels in heaven, why not just angels?

Two passages both emphasize the angels as being in Heaven “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:30‬ ‭ ‭ “For when they ...
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Was the kingdom in Exodus 19:6 fulfilled in Mark 1:15?

Exodus 19: 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you a will be for me a kingdom of priests ...
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Was Andrew the first disciple of Jesus?

John 1: 40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John [the Baptizer] had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and ...
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Mark 7:19 all foods clean: NKJV vs NIV

New King James Version Mark 7: 17 When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable. 18So He said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do ...
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Disciples' hard hearts in Mark 6:52 meant Jesus is unrecognized as Christ (instead of a Prophet like Elisha) for a greater miracle than 2 Kings 4:43?

Based on Mark 6:52 we notice the disciples' observations of previously Feeding 5,000-men from 5-Loaves during [Mark 6:41-44] was considered "hard-hearted" since the disciples did not ...
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Is there an obvious reason why we read of two demoniacs in Matt. 8:28-29 but only one is Mk. 5:2-3?

In the Gospel of Matthew, we are told that two demon-possessed men approached Jesus: Matthew 8:28-29: "When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-...
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When did Jesus declare all foods clean? [duplicate]

Leviticus 11: 4 “’There are some that only chew the cud or only have a divided hoof, but you must not eat them. The camel, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is ceremonially ...
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Give vs give back to Caesar/God

Berean Study Bible Mark 12:17 Then Jesus told them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” And they marveled at Him. Berean Literal Bible And Jesus said to them, "Give ...
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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?

After healing a man afflicted with leprosy Christ bids him to appear before the priests and offer sacrifices prescribed by the law Mark 1:40-43 NIV 40 A man with leprosy[h] came to him and begged him ...
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How does passing food through the body make all foods clean, as per Mark 7:19 in the modern versions?

The modern translations present a real conundrum with Mark 7:19. The traditional KJV has it as: Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging ...
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What is the meaning of Mark 1:15 in light of Matthew 6:10?

Bright and early, Jesus spoke in Mark 1 (ESV): 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is ...
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Why the added 'rise up' in Mark 3:26

Mark 3:24-26 says: And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and ...
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What is the meaning of Mark 10:29-30?

Jesus says that anyone who leaves everything and everyone behind to follow Him will be rewarded: Mark 10:29-30: "Jesus said, 'Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers ...
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Did Pharisees use Ezra 6:11-12 to condemn Jesus in Mark 14:58?

Ezra 6:11-12 provides terms of punishment for anyone who attempts to tear down the 2nd Temple : [Ezra 6:11] "I also issue an order that whoever alters this decree shall have a beam removed from his ...
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Why does 12-yr-old Jesus [Luke 2:48-49] contradict 30-yr-old Jesus [Mark 7:11-13] about Korban & honoring your mother? [closed]

In [Luke 2:48-49], we notice Jesus as a child not properly fulfilling the mitsvah of [Exodus 20:12] since his mother Mary verbalized her frustration & anxiety about Jesus’ secret return to the ...
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What have I to do with thee: John 2:4 vs Mark 5:7

In John 2:4, Jesus asks Mary: Woman, what have I to do with thee (Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί)? My hour is not yet come. In Mark 5:7, the Legion asks Jesus: What have I to do with thee (Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί), Jesus,...
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Are Mark 10:38 and Romans 6:3-4 not essentially two sides of the same coin?

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus responds to a request by James and John: Mark 10:38: "But Jesus said to them, 'You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to ...
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How are we to reconcile Christ's words in Matt./Mk. with Lk./1 Cor. 11 on Communion?

There seems to be a distinction between what Christ tells the 12 disciples (26:20) in Matthew and Mark in contrast to Luke: Matthew 26:26-28: "While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and ...
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Does Mat 12:43 relate to Mark 5:12 about water and demons?

Matthew 12 English Standard Version 43“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Mark 5 12The demons begged Jesus, “Send us ...
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How to understand Matthew 7:21-23 in light of Mark 9:38-39?

Matthew 7:21-23 NIV 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that ...
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Did the scribes realize that God gave Jesus the authority in Mark 11:33?

Mark 11: 27After their return to Jerusalem, Jesus was walking in the temple courts, and the chief priests, scribes, and elders came up to Him. 28“By what authority are You doing these things?” they ...
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What all things did Elijah restore in Mark 9:12?

After the transfiguration on the mountain, Mark 9: 9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus admonished them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. ...
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Can non-disciples of Jesus cast out demons in Jesus' name or not? Mark 9:38-40 vs. Acts 19:11-16

Mark 9:38-40 (ESV): 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for ...
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Could Mark 3:27 ("binding the strong man [Satan]") and Revelation 20:2 ("Satan bound") be equivalent?

It is commonly recognized that the "strong man" in the following verse is Satan: Mk. 3:27: “But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the ...
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Were Jesus' brothers being facetious when suggesting He perform signs before His disciples in Judea?

In John's Gospel, Jesus' brothers appear to somewhat flippantly suggest that He demonstrate certain "works" to prove or publicize Himself before His disciples in Judea: John 7:2-5: "...
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According to Mark 14:68 the first rooster crowed after Peter's first denial, wasn't it supposed to crow after his third denial?

According to Mark 14:30 before the rooster crows twice Peter would deny Jesus three times: Mark 14:30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you ...
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Did Jesus pay to reserve the upper room?

“and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished ...
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Why would the Herodians want Jesus dead?

I recently noticed something curious in Mark's gospel. In chapter 3, we read an account of Jesus' miraculous healing of a man's withered hand. It occurred on the Sabbath, and so the Pharisees were ...
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Who is "he" in Luke 20:37

Luke 20:37 NIV 37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’[b] 38 He is not ...
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Could the disciples not drive out the demon because of lack of faith or because of lack of fasting and prayer

Matthew 17:20 says it is because they had so little faith: Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. ...
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In Mark 12:17, was Jesus referring to obligatory sacrifices to the Emperor?

[Mark 12:17 NKJV] (17) And Jesus answered and said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at Him.
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If Matthew was an eyewitness why would he rely on Mark?

If Matthew was an eyewitness to the events of the life of Jesus, why did Matthew then base his gospel off Mark's?
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Why did Christ "give strict orders" of silence regarding raising a young girl from death (Mk. 5:43)? [duplicate]

In Mark's Gospel, we read of Christ raising a 12-year-old girl from the dead. He then sternly tells those around Him (Peter, James, John, the parents) not to tell anyone about it. Here is the ...
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According to Mark 11:25, does God forgive everyone?

Mark 11:25 11 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."New International Version. Grand Rapids: ...
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Were the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark in fact taken from Luke?

Were the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark in fact taken from Luke? Here it states that in the Gospel of Mark there is an added portion (Mark 16:9-20) In this reference I didn't find the following ...
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Why does Matthew soften hard statements from Mark?

For example, in Mark 10:18 Mark says: "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone." (CSB) But in Matthew 19:17: "Why do you ask me about ...
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"... where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched" - Is Jesus' description of Hell (Gehenna) literal or figurative?

Mark 9:47-49: 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 ‘where their worm does not ...
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Does Mark 14:51 allude to Amos 2:16?

Amos 2:16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD. Mark 14:51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, ...
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Does God literally have a right hand?

Matthew 22:41-44 (ESV): 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of ...
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Could the "Echad" of Eloheinu ever become less than "Echad" like man & woman in [Genesis 2:24, Mark 12:25]? [closed]

When "Echad" is associated with the act of marriage in [Genesis 2:24], the אִ֔ישׁ Ish | "man" binds to אִשָּׁ֔ה Ishah | "woman" creating momentarily אֶחָֽד "Echad&...
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What does it mean to be (a/the) Son of the Most High (God)?

Jesus is called "the Son of the Most High (God)" (definite article the), as if it were a title that belongs exclusively to him: 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for ...

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