Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [matthew]

The life of Jesus as presented by Matthew. The gospel covers His virginal birth to His death and resurrection. Matthew also presents Jesus as the Lion of Judah and the fulfillment of prophecy. It is placed first in the New Testament because many of the early church leaders believed it to be the ...

2
votes
2answers
28 views

In Matthew 12:34-37 what are “idle/empty words”?

I have been struggling with this concept. What are "empty" words precisely? Matthew 12:34-37 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Can εἰ μή (ei me) be translated 'such as' instead of 'except' in Matthew 19:9?

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. We know, that adultery is not the only cause to divorce (Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

In Matthew 6:10 should it be translated “on the earth” or "in the earth?

Matthew 6:10 in the Authorized King James version. Say IN Earth and most other versions says ON Earth. To me there is a difference of In and On. Also the Earth and World are not the same. God created ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Is it possible that Saint Mark's account of Christ's prediction of Saint Peter's denials is doctored?

Saint Mark says that Christ said to Saint Peter at the Mount of Olives, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. Mark 14:30b ...
0
votes
2answers
92 views

For whom would it be better not to have been born (Matthew 26:24)?

Matthew 26:24 Woe unto the man by whom the son of man is betrayed it would have been better for him if he were not born. The question is better for whom: The son of man or the one who betrayed the ...
-2
votes
1answer
40 views

Where in the Bible did Jesus revisit the demon possed man from Decapolis? [closed]

Where in the Bible did Jesus revisit the demon possed man from Decapolis?
1
vote
3answers
103 views

Why did Jesus say to call someone a fool puts you in danger of hell?

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Did Christ tell the disciples to stay in Jerusalem before or after they saw Him in Galilee after His resurrection?

Matthew writes: 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8And they ...
1
vote
2answers
119 views

Was Jesus hungry or very hungry after 40 days?

The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is summarised thus: Matthew 4:2 (see for example BibleHub and also Luk 4:2) KJV: And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

Does the phrase “tear you to pieces” refer to dogs or swine in Matthew 7:6?

Matthew 7:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to ...
-2
votes
3answers
64 views

In Matthew 19:10 why did Jesus' disciples ask Jesus if it is better not to marry?

There is a question, to Jesus, whether a man can divorce his wife for any reason. Shammai and Hillel are the pharisees school of thought at that time. Hillel the liberal jew says that you can ...
0
votes
2answers
96 views

In 2 Timothy 4:14-15 did Paul love Alexander the coppersmith who did him great harm? [closed]

Matt. 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, What does this verse mean? What is the extent of it? Does it apply when 1) someone opposes our teaching? 2) ...
1
vote
3answers
86 views

What does “as” mean in Matthew 6:10?

In Mat 6:10 "as" could be "because", alternatively it could be "in the same way". Your will be done on earth because it is done in heaven, or, your will be done in the same way/as it is in heaven? ...
3
votes
6answers
178 views

In Mark 8:14-16 and Matthew 16:5-7 why did the disciples think the “leaven of the Pharisees” was about them forgetting to take bread?

14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. 15 Then he charged them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How do 'usury', a 'table' and 'exchangers' relate to the Prototokos?

None of the answers to the duplicate linked in the recent question about 'Prototokos' covered the root word 'tokos' in their explanations. 'Tokos' is mentioned twice in scripture - by Matthew, 25:27, ...
4
votes
3answers
64 views

Why is the word 'anti' used in Ephesians 5:31 instead of 'heneka' when quoting Genesis 2:24?

Both Ephesians 5:31 and Matthew 19:5 quote Genesis 2:24: 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' However in ...
3
votes
3answers
130 views

Did the Magi follow a moving star or did they have two sightings in Matthew 2:2 and 2:9?

The Star of the King of the Jews ... Matthew 2:9 And, lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them and stood over where the young child was. [KJV] And lo, the star, that they did ...
2
votes
2answers
80 views

Why does Jesus talk about the Sheep and Goats judgment in Matthew 25:31-46?

This question is not about what the sheep and goats judgment means. It is not about identifying who the sheep and goats are, or when it takes place. The question is why it logically follows on the ...
1
vote
3answers
110 views

In Matthew 25:24-26 what does ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter" mean?

In Matthew 25:24-26 we have this interchange: 24 “He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

In Luke 11:35 how can light be darkness?

In Luke 11:35, Jesus says "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness." In Matt 6:23 he says something similar. How can light be darkness? Is he saying that the illumination we think ...
2
votes
2answers
84 views

In Matthew 11:10 where does Matthew/Jesus get the reading “before *your* face”?

In Matthew 11:10 we read that Christ said of John the Baptist in reference to his role of heralding and preparing the way for Christ: Matthew 11:7-10 (DRB) 7 And when they went their way, Jesus ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

In Luke 22:31 is the sifting by Satan any different from the sifting by Jesus?

John says of Jesus: Mat 3:12  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. While ...
1
vote
2answers
57 views

In 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 why does Paul seem to expect the Corinthians to know that they will judge angels?

I take the questions beginning with "Do ye not know" and "Know ye not" to be rhetorical with the meaning "Of course you know that you shall judge the world and angels": 1Co 6:2  Do ye not know that ...
0
votes
3answers
71 views

In Acts 5:9-11 why does Peter dispense immediate judgment?

In Matthew 13:30 Jesus taught a parable about not pulling up weeds until the harvest: NIV Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First ...
4
votes
3answers
202 views

How large were flasks of oil like those mentioned in the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids?

In Matthew 25:3-4, in the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, Jesus explains, "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps." (ESV ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Matthew 26:24: What's the meaning of “goes” in “the Son of man goes as it is written of him”?

Matthew 26:24: The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. (KJV) What's the ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Does Matthew 6 also include not disclosing ones status when queried during fasting?

Matthew 6:16-18 (KJV) 16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, ...
0
votes
3answers
90 views

Why does Jesus say “hereafter” in Matthew 26:64?

Matthew 26:64: Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Matthew 26:29: Why is Jesus talking about the wine here?

Matthew 26:29: But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom Is Jesus speaking about physical ...
2
votes
2answers
128 views

Why does the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew (NASB) omit Admin of Luke 3:33 (NASB)?

I'm comparing both Matthew and Luke's genealogy of Jesus. Matthew wrote this: Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon... - Mat 1:3 (NASB) And Luke wrote this: the ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Did the disciples, the priests ,David with his men, and Yeshua (Jesus) sin by transgressing the Torah?

Matt 12:1-8, At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat. But when the Pharisees saw this, they ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

In Matthew 12:24-31 what is the relationship between Jesus argument and Satan's nature as deceiver?

In Matthew 12:24-31, Jesus says: 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.” 25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said ...
2
votes
2answers
117 views

How does George Howard's The Hebrew Gospel of Matthew (1987; 1995 2nd ed. quoted) help our understanding of Matthew 5:17-20?

There are many verses in the New Testament that have been interpreted to mean that the commands and covenants of the Old Testaments have been done away with. However, there are also verses in the New ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

In Matthew 19:28 what is “the regeneration”?

Mat 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ...
-1
votes
3answers
65 views

In Romans 11:28 to whom does Paul refer when he speaks of elect Jews who are enemies of the gospel?

Is Paul referring to particular people when he speaks of elect Jews who are nonetheless enemies of the gospel? KJV Rom 11:25  For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this ...
-1
votes
1answer
22 views

In Matthew 8:18-23 does discipleship involve being an itinerant? Is discipleship as in the gospels obsolete?

Christians today often claim to be disciples of Jesus. However, discipleship seems to involve being an itinerant. KJV Mat 8:18  Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment ...
4
votes
1answer
118 views

How does Revelation 1:7 compare to Matthew 24:30?

In the Gospel of Matthew, 24:30 (NIV), Jesus says: Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the ...
1
vote
3answers
237 views

Were the Pharisees baptized by John?

Matthew 3:7-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the ...
8
votes
2answers
206 views

How did Matthew and Luke get different prices for sparrow?

I got the idea for this question from: Have any biblical scholars investigated the question of why Luke was getting a better price on his sparrows than Matthew?—@browserdotsys on Twitter The ...
6
votes
2answers
192 views

Thirty Pieces of Silver

Matt. 26:14-15 says, Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they ...
6
votes
2answers
156 views

What is the reason for the darkening of the sun during the crucifixion?

Matthew 27:45 (NKJV) Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. Every event during the crucifixion was symbolic, sometimes even prophetic. So that's what ...
5
votes
5answers
117 views

How did John the Baptist question whether he should baptize Jesus (Matt. 3:13-15), if he did not know before Jesus' baptism (John 1:31-34)?

How did John the Baptist know enough about Jesus to question whether he should baptize Jesus (Matt. 3:13-15)? 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John ...
7
votes
4answers
257 views

Markan priority, Q, and the parable of the mustard seed

I am familiar with and generally accept the current consensus of the writing of the gospels: Mark was written first Q is not extant but was thought to be a common source for Matthew and Luke Matthew ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

What Was Jesus Saying? Who was He referring to in this verse? [duplicate]

Matthew 16:28 “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
1
vote
5answers
225 views

In Matthew 13:44, who is the man in the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price?

In Matthew 13:44 the kingdom of heaven is likened to a man finding treasure hidden in a field: KJV Mat 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

Why do so many translators understand χαίρετε (Matthew 28:9) as a common greeting rather than something like “Rejoice”?

When the women leave the empty tomb and encounter Jesus, He says to them "χαίρετε" which the majority of translations render as "Greetings." And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And ...
5
votes
3answers
58 views

Was Jesus Forgiving the Adulteress Originally in the Gospel of John? [duplicate]

I've heard this story was not originally part of the Gospel, but was added in. The best reason I can imagine is it shares many sentiments with Matthew 18's parable of the king who forgives the ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Does “meek” in Matthew 5:5 refer to restraint with weapons?

Dr. Jordan Peterson claims that the appropriate interpretation of Matthew 5:5 is: "He who has a sword, and knows how to use it, but keeps it sheathed shall inherit the earth." Is Dr. Peterson's ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

Where did Jesus family find the money to enable them to travel to Egypt? (Matthew 2:13-15)

Matthew 2:13-15 NRSV 13" Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until ...
3
votes
3answers
486 views

Why did John object to baptizing Jesus? (Matthew 3:13-15)

Matthew 3:13-15 (NRSV) 13 "Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to ...