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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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In the context of Matthew 11:25 is “thank” the best translation of ἐξομολογοῦμαί?

[Mat 11:25 NLT] (25) At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing ...
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In Matthew 3:6 in John's “baptism of repentance” to whom would people confess their sins?

I notice that 2nd temple period Jewish water ablution/baptism for proselytes involved certain protocols, such as: ..Our Rabbis taught: If at the present time a man desires42 to become a proselyte, ...
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Does Acts 2:7 suggest that all of the 120 of Pentecost were part of the lost sheep of the northern kingdom of Israel?

Galilee was "the northern kingdom" of Israel though that kingdom was no longer God's people. The scattered sheep were referred to as "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" aka "Ephraim". [Acts 2:7 ...
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Why did Jesus say that he has not come to bring peace in Matthew 10:34?

Matthew 10:34 (NIV) Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword Jesus is the very epitome of bringing peace. There must be some context ...
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Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68 Peter denies knowing Jesus but he also says he does not understand what she meant. But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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Matthew 19:29 Does forsaking wife and children mean to abandon them?

Do the words of Jesus give us the freedom of walking away from families? I am asking because of a specific case, where the husband said he had to preach the Gospel and write books. His Christian wife ...
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In Matthew 3:12 who or what is the “chaff” and how does it differ from the “wheat”?

Matt 3:12 reads: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire. ...
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Is the admonition of calling no one as “father” in Matthew 23:9 directed towards Pharisees who were called as fathers?

Matthew 23: 9 And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. The post here discusses about the meaning of the father. I am wondering if Pharisees of those ...
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What Kind of Poor, are the Poor in Spirit?

The “poor” in the verse “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven[,]” (Mat. 5:3 NIV) is the An.Gr. “ptōchoi”. While this word does refer to poor people Strong’s Concordance ...
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In John 15:15 how is a friend different from a servant?

[Jhn 15:15 NIV] (15) I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made ...
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Which is greater “Temptation or the action”?

Gospel according to Matthew (5:28-) Jesus "if you look a woman with a lustful eyes you have commited adultery with her". So my question is suppose a "person commited physical relationship outside ...
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Was the statement in Matthew 11:6 directed at John the Baptist?

After receiving a disconcerting and disturbing inquiry from John's disciples concerning his identity,Christ tells John's disciples to go and report to John what they had seen.In his closing remarks ...
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Why does Jesus say Judas had perished when he was still alive?

It seems that Jesus is suggesting that Judas had already died before he commits suicide, which we know happens after the betrayal. For some context let me start the quotation from John 17:6. “I ...
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What plants is Jesus referring to in Matthew 15:13

“He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭ Concerning what plant exactly is this referring to? A biological plant, the Word of God (...
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Did Jesus allow people to eat meat forbidden by Moses (Matthew 15)?

Did Jesus free people to eat previously forbidden meats like pork in Matthew 15:10-20?
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Looks or keeps looking at a woman: Matthew 5:28

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 5:27-28 1881 (WHNU) 28 εγω δε λεγω υμιν οτι πας ο βλεπων γυναικα προς το επιθυμησαι [αυτην] ηδη εμοιχευσεν αυτην εν τη καρδια αυτου English translations usually render the verse ...
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Matthew 5:22: Is “without cause” in the original text?

The KJV renders Mt 5:22 (emphasis added) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment The Greek (emphasis added) used by this ...
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Why was Hezekiah not rebuked for seeking a sign in 2 Kings 20

After the promise of healing and the subsequent healing process initiated King Hezekiah still goes on to ask for a sign 2 Kings 20:1-8 NASB In those days Hezekiah became [a]mortally ill. And ...
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What is the significance of how Jesus instructed Peter to get the money in Matthew 17:25

In Matthew 17 there is a story of Jesus telling Peter to go and get money for the temple tax. For some reason, Jesus didn't just make money appear or ask Peter to get some from Judas Iscariot (who ...
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What is the difference between Agathon Matthew 7:17 and Kalon in Matthew 7:19?

Is there any difference in the meaning of the two Greek terms or their meanings overlap in general? Matthew 7:17 (NASB) 17 "So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit....
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Does Matthew 10:23 impact the credibility of Jesus' second coming?

Matthew 10:23 (KJV) "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. In ...
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Why did Judas express remorse only after he saw that Jesus was condemned?

Related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Very related: Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed? From Matthew 26:14-16: Then ...
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Why did the High Priests pay Judas? Why not just get someone else?

Very closely related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Matthew 26:14-16: Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to ...
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In Matthew 16:19 what are the “keys of the kingdom”?

Matthew 16:19 (ESV) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” ΚΑΤΑ ...
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Why did Jesus ask some to report to the priests and some he told to speak to no one?

Jesus performed many miracles while on earth. We see that in some cases the healed person is told to keep the matter private (eg, Mark 1:44, Matt 9:30); but in other cases the person is told to report ...
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Why did Jesus withdraw after hearing that John had been killed?

Matthew 14 mentions the execution of John the Baptist. Following this, in verse 13, When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Why did Jesus do that? ...
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Is Luke 12:35-40 a parallel of Matthew 25:1-13?

Luke 12:35-40 NASB 35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they ...
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Matthew 28.19 - was it changed? [duplicate]

If all the people in the Bible were baptized in the name of Jesus, why does only mat 28.18 reads about the trinity which was a statement given Jesus himself.
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Why does Matthew 28:19 say “in the name” and then proceed to give three names?

If written out in full would this verse read "in the name of the Father, and in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Spirit"? Or is there some other reason apart from trimming obviously ...
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What were the disciples expecting Jesus to do when He calmed the sea?

From Matthew 8: 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The ...
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Why is “Kingdom of Heaven” unique to Matthew?

As per Textus Receptus, "Kingdom of Heaven" occurs 32 times. All of these occurrences are found in Matthew, where as Mark, Luke and John have used this term not even once. Is this termed coined by ...
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Definition of Eunuchs in Matthew 19:10-12?

Is the word Eunuchs here describing an unmarried or celibate man or one who has been castrated? It seems odd to me to go from speaking of being unmarried then to eunuchs then back to being unmarried ...
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Scarlet or Purple?

I was talking with a friend, and he offered this up as a contradiction between the two accounts. When Jesus is about to be crucified, during his flogging Matthew says the soldiers clothed him in ...
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why does Matthew only name 5 women in his genealogy?

In the genealogy Matthew names 5 female ancestors of Jesus, the first 3 were Gentiles and the fourth was married to a Gentile. Why would this have been important for Matthew’s community?
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Is divorce acceptable in the case of adultery?

Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced ...
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In Matthew 23:35-37 why does all of Israel's judgment fall on the final generation?

Mat 23:35-37 NIV - 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered ...
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What does the word 'worthy' mean in Matthew 10:11?

Matthew 10:11 NASB 11 And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay [m]at his house until you leave that city. What does this word refer to in the above text?
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Were Samson and Samuel as great as John the Baptist? [closed]

The Bible mentions about three people who were dedicated by their mothers to be nazirites already from birth. These people were Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist. Jesus said: Mat 11:11 (NIV) "...
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How often should we visit those in distress according to James 1:27?

In James 1:27 it says Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27 ...
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What does Matthew mean by “those on His left” and “and those on His right” in Matthew 25?

In Matthew 25, starting in verse 34 the passage reads. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the ...
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Matthew 18:17 “the church” does that mean elders/overseers or the church body? ekklēsia, ekklēsias

Why does Martthew 18:17 use ekklēsia, then at the end of the verse use ekklēsias both for the "Church"? Does one mean the elders, like the jewish tradition of jewish leaders at the gate and the other ...
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In Matthew 24:3 how should Συντέλεια be translated?

The ancient text of Matthew 24:3 reads: “Καθημένου δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοῦ ὄρους τῶν ἐλαιῶν προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ κατ᾽ ἰδίαν λέγοντες· εἰπὲ ἡμῖν, πότε ταῦτα ἔσται καὶ τί τὸ σημεῖον τῆς σῆς παρουσίας ...
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Who or what does the fig tree represent in Matthew 24:32-35?

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is ...
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Why didn’t they just ask Mary?

Why didn’t the Jewish leaders realize that Jesus was from Bethlehem, not Nazareth, originally? Mary “pondered” things, but did she talk about them? Or because she was a woman, would she have not been ...
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What is the relationship between Sabbath 31a and Matthew 7:12?

In the Talmud, Sabbath 31 a it reads, among other things: [Hillel said] That which is hateful to you do not do to another; that is the entire Torah, and the rest is its interpretation. Go study. ...
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Teachers of the Law, Mt. 2:4, 5:20, 7:29, 17:10, etc

There are many opponents to Christ’s claims listed in the gospels; some of whom seem to overlap in function and service. Can you please explain who the “teachers of the law” are? They are referenced ...
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In Matthew 4:5 how can the devil be called “the father of lies” (John 8:44) and yet be observed speaking the truth to Jesus?

Scripture says that the devil does not hold the truth, for there is no truth in him and that when he lies, he speaks his native language for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44): Jhn 8:...
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What is the verb tense for the word hunger in Matthew 5:6

What is the verb tense for hunger as used in Matthew 5:6
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In Matthew 23:23 is tithing a lighter commandment?

Matthew 2323 NASB 23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and ...
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In the parable of the talents, Matthew 25 , how did the servants trade their talents?

What is Jesus referring to as trading in the parable of the talents.