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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 ...

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What did Jesus mean by “on this rock, I will build my church”?

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 What does Jesus mean by "on this rock, I will build My ...
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What did Jesus mean when he said, “…go with him twain” (IE: “go the second mile”) in Matthew 5:41?

From Wikipedia: Matthew 5:41 is the forty-first verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This is the third verse of the ...
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What does Daniel mean by saying “its end shall come with a flood”? (Daniel 9:26-27)

The Lord Jesus referenced Daniel in his discourse on abomination of desolation standing in the temple. What does Daniel mean by saying "Its end shall come with a flood . . ." and how do we reconcile ...
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Is the anointing of Jesus mentioned in Acts 10:38 an anointing as king, priest or what?

When I think of an "anointing" I primarily think of a prophet marking a person off as king in the same way that Samuel anointed David: KJV 1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and ...
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In Leviticus 19:31 are unclean spirits unclean because they are disembodied breaths of the dead?

Were unclean spirits unclean because they were the disembodied breaths of the dead? Mat 12:43-45 NET 43 "When an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it passes through waterless places looking for ...
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Is Matthew 10:1 (and other references to expelling unclean spirits) an allusion to Zechariah 13:2?

[Mat 10:1 KJV] 1 And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. ...
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Why did the apostles not adhere strictly to the instructions of the Lord concerning water baptism?

In Matt 28:19, Jesus commanded the apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, but we see in Acts of the Apostles that they baptized in the name of Jesus ...
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Why is the KJV version of Matthew 5:44 so much longer than other Bibles?

From my search the KJV includes the phrase, "do good to them that hate you" But that phrase doesn't seem to exist in the versions I typically use. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=...
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Does Matthew 5:1-2 indicate that Jesus addressed the “Sermon on the Mount” to the Twelve?

In verses 1 & 2 of the "Sermon on the Mount" it seems as if Jesus has withdrawn from the crowd into a lonely mountain and when the Twelve arrive he teaches them privately: [Mat 5:1-2 KJV] 1 And ...
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In Matthew 1:18 was Mary being “found with child” a prompt to their marriage? [closed]

It seems Mary had long been betrothed to Joseph before she was found with child from the Holy Spirit as the scripture below reads: Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his ...
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In Matthew 26:38 what does “even unto death” mean?

KJV Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. MGNT Matthew 26:38 τότε λέγει αὐτοῖς περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου ...
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In Matthew 5:3 what kind of dative is “τῷ πνεύματι”?

Disclaimer: I have no formal education in Koine. NASB/GNT Matthew 5: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 3 Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι ...
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In Matthew 26:7 is the costly oil with which Jesus was anointed by the woman the oil prepared by Moses?

According to Jewish tradition the oil Moses prepared in the wilderness was supposed to reappear in the days of the messiah (which means "the one smeared with oil"): ...The oil of holy ointment ...
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As Christian believers, why don't we follow the Mosaic Law according to specifically Matthew 5:17-20, but more generally Matthew 5-7? [closed]

According to Matthew 5:17-20 NIV, Jesus says 17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until ...
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What prompted Jesus to say “Get thee behind me, Satan” to Peter in Matthew 16:23?

I'm wondering why Jesus told Peter "Get thee behind me, Satan". What do you think Peter's initial reaction was?
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Matthew 19:29 leaving everything behind

I really don't understand this verse, would Jesus really want me to leave everything (spouse)? Because then all the other verses about becoming one flesh don't make sense to me. I understand that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...