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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 first written. There are still a few scholars who hold to "Matthean priority."

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Who is Jesus in Matthew 11:29?

In Matthew 11:29, Jesus says Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (ESV) One interpretation I've heard is that Jesus is ...
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Does the Bible encourage castration for the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 19:12, KJV; For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from {their} mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made ...
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What exactly is the greater condemnation in Matthew 23:14?

Matthew 23:14 New American Standard Bible "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive ...
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Did John experience a moment of lack of sufficient faith in Matthew 11:3?

Matthew 11:2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Was John's ...
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Is there any textual evidence in the Gospels that Jesus thought we should pray to Jesus?

It is a common practice among contemporary Christians to pray 'to Jesus'. Because most contemporary Christians believe Jesus is God, they believe they are praying to God. Fair enough. A common ...
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Is humility an attribute of God?

Matthew 11:29 New International Version 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Humility is an attribute of Jesus but ...
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Is Jesus nicer to women than Paul? [closed]

1 Timothy 2:9 And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold ...
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How to reconcile Exodus 22:11 and Matthew 5:34 on taking oath?

Exodus 22:11 the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person's property. The owner is to accept this, and no ...
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How is Matthew 23:35 consistent with the divine jurisprudence of Ezekiel 18:4 and 18:20?

How can these two passages be reconciled?: [Eze 18:2-4, 19-22 NLT] (2) "Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: 'The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children's ...
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Was it ok to swear in 1 Corinthians 15:31?

Matthew 5:34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; 1 Corinthians 15:31 For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I face death daily. This is as ...
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A Question about 'supersubstantialem' in Matthew 6:11 (Vulgate)

The Douay Rheims version (Challoner) has this for Matthew 6:11 : Give us this day our supersubstantial bread which is translated from the Vulgate : panem nostrum supersubstantialem da nobis hodie ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Matthew 10 and 12?

As Christ sends out his disciples he warns them that they had called him Beelzebul and it was likely they will suffer the same fate if not worse. Mattew 10:25 25 It is enough for students to be like ...
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What does “these things” specifically refer to in Matthew 21:23?

Matthew 21:23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. "By what authority are you doing these things?" they ...
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When did Jesus receive authority over heaven and earth?

Matthew 28:18 NASB (After Jesus has risen from the dead & meets His disciples again): All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. There is already a question on SE on what this ...
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Matt. 7:15-20-“..reconize ”them“ by their fruits,” does it mean recognize the nature and kinds or debased state of the “tree” (them)?

-What is the connection between "false prophet" (v.15) and "trees/fruits" (v.16-18), and "you" (v. 23)? Text: Matt. 7:15-23 (ESV) 15“Beware of false prophets, who come ...
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What's the difference between parable and allegory?

Matthew 13:10 English Standard Version Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables [παραβολή ]?” Galatians 4:24 English Standard Version Now this may be ...
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Mt. 23:15 - what Jesus is saying “you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves!” And what and how “you” (they) did with “him” so?

Text: Mt. 23:15 (NET) "Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You cross land and sea to make one convert, and when you get one, you make him twice as much a child of hell ...
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What are the jot and tittle in Matthew 5:18?

Matthew 5:18 King James Bible For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. What are these jot and tittle? ...
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Matthew 12:31-32 is the Holy spirit higher than God / son of God?

Matt 12:31-32 31 Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of ...
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Does Hebrews 10:4 contradict Jesus regarding Sacrificial Atonement?

Hebrews 10:4 states: "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." - This is the thrust of the entire New Covenant. However, in Matthew 26:28, Jesus states: "...
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According to John and Matthew could the last supper included the sacrificial lamb? [duplicate]

John 19:31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate ...
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Meaning of Matthew 21:44

Matthew 21:44 And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust. Jesus referred to Himself as the “stone which the builders rejected” ...
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How to reconcile Amos 3:7 and Matthew 24:36?

Matthew 24:36 "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his ...
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What is the meaning of “What kind of man is this” in Matthew 8:27?

King James Bible Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! υπεράνθρωπος superman?
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Did Jesus imply that others cast out demons by the finger of God in Luke 11:17-20?

Luke 11:17 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and a house divided against a house will fall. 18If Satan is divided against himself, ...
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Did Matthew confuse Zechariah with Jeremiah in Matthew 27:9?

Zechariah 11:12 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. 13And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome ...
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Did the Roman soldier actually meet Christ as alluded in Matthew 8:5-6?

Matthew 8:5-6 NLT 5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer[b] came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant[c] lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” In the above texts ...
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What did Elizabeth mean by “the mother of my Lord” in Luke 1:43?

Before Jesus was born, Elizabeth called him "my Lord" in Luke 1:43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Later, her son John knew that he was not the ...
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Is it “power” or “the power” in Matthew 26:64?

Matthew 26:64 English Standard Version Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of ...
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What are the three dangers that the offenders are warned? Matthew 5:22

Matthew 5:22 World English Bible But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be ...
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When did disciples go to Galilee to meet Jesus?

In gospel of matthew story ended with disciples went to Galilee and Jesus announced The Great Commission Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.(...
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What is the meaning of waterless places in Matthew 12:43?

Berean Literal Bible Matthew 12:43 Now when the unclean spirit is gone out from the man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. Do these places exist in the spiritual ...
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Is agreed-upon prayer always answered?

Matthew 18:19-20 (NASB): Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have ...
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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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How does Matthew 12:19 describe Jesus?

Matthew 12:19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. Matthew 12:19 seems to describe the strong silent type but Jesus hardly was the silent type. Luke 19:37 When ...
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According to Jesus, did His disciples break the Sabbath law at Matthew 12:1?

Matthew 12 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to ...
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What is the meaning of “Satan drives out Satan” in Matthew 12:26?

Matthew 12:22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be ...
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What is the relationship between the word 'know' in John 17:3 and 'know' in the Parable of the 10 Virgins?

John 17:3 says "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." (NKJV) Matthew 25:12, in the Parable of the 10 Virgins, says "...
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Did Jesus say “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever” in Matthew 6:13?

In Matthew's version of the Lord's prayer, we have Matthew 6:13 For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. But it is not in Luke's or in some Greek manuscripts. This phrase ...
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Incorrect Prophecy of Jesus?

The first time I read Matthew 10:23, I was disturbed to think this might be an issue. I've read up about it a little, but does anyone here have an explanation for the following words of Christ: "...
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Forgive us our sins or forgive us our debts or both?

Matthew 6:12 Young's Literal Translation And forgive us our debts (ὀφειλήματα), as also we forgive our debtors (ὀφειλέταις). Luke 11:4 Young's Literal Translation and forgive us our sins (ἁμαρτίας),...
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Matt. 8:25- “We” in “we are perishing” - Do disciples refer themselves or include Jesus?

Text: Matt. 8:25 (ESV) "And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”
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Luke 10:27 vs Matthew 22:37 vs Deuteronomy 6:5

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;... Matthew 22:37 And He said to him, “‘...
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Giving to believers vs non [closed]

Based on Matthew 25:40 Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me How do i give in the name of the Lord? Do i get rewards giving to ...
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Why is the order of temptations in Matthew 4 and Luke 4 different?

Matthew 4 1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted a by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, “If you are ...
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Matthew 6:9, what is the meaning of “hallowed be thy name”?

Matthew 6:9, (DRB): Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. In the Lord's prayer, what is the meaning of "hallowed be thy name"? What is the Name ...
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Is the landowner being fair to all the workers in the Parable of the Workers of the Vineyard in Matthew 20?

Contemporary English Version Matthew 20:4 He promised to pay them what was fair, if they would work in his vineyard. NIV Matthew 20 8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his ...
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Rich Man in Matthew 19:24

I'm struggling to figure out the significance of the rich man in Matthew 19:24. If the point is that "For mortals it [entering heaven] is impossible, but for God all things are possible," ...
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What does it mean for the Son of Man to “come”?

In Matthew 10, Jesus sends out His disciples for the first time. Verse 23: But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the ...
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What does ονομα mean in Matthew 28:19?

What does ονομα mean in Matthew 28:19? Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name (ονομα) of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19 NRSV). ...

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