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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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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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The Son of Jonah / John: Literally, or Metaphorically?

Matthew 16:4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. Then, several verses later : Matthew 16:17  ...
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Is there any textual evidence that Jewish authorities in Jesus' time have considered praying the 'Our Father' blasphemous?

In John 5:18, it says "Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God." (NKJV)...
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Jesus cursed the fig tree in Matthew 21:19. Did it wither immediately?

Matthew 21:19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered. In ...
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What reasons are there to believe 'comforted' in the 2nd Beatitude relates to 'the Comforter' in John 14:26?

The second beatitude as given in Matthew is "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." (KJ) In John 14:26, Jesus speaks of a comforter. "But the Comforter, which is the ...
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Was Jesus worshipped as God in Matthew 2:11?

Matthew 2:11 of the Aramaic Bible in Plain English says, And they entered the house and saw The Boy with Maryam his mother, and they fell and worshiped him and opened their treasures and offered him ...
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What is “righteousness” in Matthew 3:15?

After John the Baptist objects to Jesus coming to him for baptism, He replies: Matthew 3:15 NASB But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to ...
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What does it mean to be baptized “with fire”? Matthew 3:11 [duplicate]

Matthew 3:11 NASB: “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy ...
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Is it queen of the south or Queen of Sheba in Luke 11:31 and Matthew 12:42?

Luke 11:31 The Queen of Sheba will stand up. In the Greek manuscript Βασίλισσα νότου clearly indicates "queen of south". Some versions of the Bible have "Queen of Sheba". Are they not interpreting ...
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Why didn't Paul talk to Peter privately?

In Galatians 2 Paul describes a time when he rebuked Peter (Cephas) publicly: Galatians 2:11-14 (NIV): When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before ...
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What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23)

What does sitting at the right hand of someone mean with respect to authority? (Heb 1:3, Mt 20:23) It has been proposed that before the Word became flesh he had the authority of God because he was God....
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How to reconcile cheek slaps in Matthew 5:39 and John 18:23?

Matthew 5:39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. John 18:23 “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as ...
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What is the Will of a man? And what is its role in our walk with God

“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:39 ...
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How could the Devil test Jesus in the third test?

In Matthew 4 (The Message) For the third test, the Devil took him to the peak of a huge mountain. He gestured expansively, pointing out all the earth’s kingdoms, how glorious they all were. Then he ...
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How was Jesus tested by Devil in the first test?

In Matthew 4: Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of extreme hunger, which the Devil took advantage of in the first test: “Since ...
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Matt. 13:8 - “the good soil”, Why different yields from “the good soil,”and what is the implications? [duplicate]

The sower is one (ὁ σπείρων), and he sowed "seeds" that have same yield potential on same good soild. Were the yields - 100, 60 & 30 folds to the sower's expectation, or to the potential of the ...
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Daniel 12:11 (NASB)…What is implied by the word “ta-med”. Can we rightfully add the word “sacrifice” to the word “regular”

Daniel is telling us that the regular (sacrifice) is to be abolished and the abomination of desolation is to be set up and that there will follow 1290 days. At which point something presumably of ...
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1 Corinthians 10:13, was the temptation of Jesus human or superhuman?

1 Corinthians 10:13 DRB: Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with ...
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Why did the pharisees and the party of Herod's followers plan to kill Jesus? Is it likely that Jesus' trial was rigged?

The following verses indicates that those who plotted to kill Jesus planned it for an extended period of time. Mark 3:6 of the American Standard Version says, And the Pharisees went out, and ...
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Mt. 25:3-4: Shoud the 10 virgins know what's “ enough oil”? Is it possible to know? Was it their responsibility to know and prepare?

Is there a syntactical clue- who's responsible for "not"(no extra?) had oil, and why not? Context -Matt. 25:1- 13(ESV) 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lampsa and ...
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What does straining a gnat and swallowing the camel mean?

Matthew 23:24 of the American Standard Version says, Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel. What does straining a gnat and swallowing the camel mean? When is a guide ...
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What is the allusion in Matt 12:6, “something greater”?

The text of Matt 12:6 is: But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. Most commentaries suggest that Jesus is referring to Himself. Could Jesus be drawing on the Old Testament ...
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2 Timothy 2:12 and Jesus's Word in Mat. 10:33 are related? When is that “will deny” to occur?

If they are related, what is the warning and message to us in "pilgrims journey? Text: 2 Tim. 2: 12 -if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; Matt. 10:33- ...
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Does “he came to his own (τὰ ἴδια)” - John 1:11 hold a hermeneutic key to the “four fields” in Parable of sower?

Who is the referent of "his own" in the immediate context, and in the larger context of Jesus statements-Mt. 15:24, 10:5.6, Paul in Rom. 15:8? How the the identity of the "referent" would affect ...
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Inconsistent interpretations of the word “until” in Matthew 1:25 and Luke 12:59?

Matthew 1:25: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. Luke 12:59: I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last ...
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Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey?

Is there some here to clarify me why this question has tow opposite different answers in Bible , such that the question is : Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey? The ...
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Would believers, saints, the church take part in the great tribulation

Jesus Matthew 24:37-38 Men 1st thessalonia 4:16-17 Is their anything as secret taking away or we will all face it then at the end christ appears
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Did Jesus bear his own cross?

Did Jesus bear his own cross? John and Matthew seem to disagree: John 19:17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Matthew 27:32: As they ...
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Mt.5:28-30, does Jesus “means what He says, says what He means”? If yes, why they take as "hyperbole?

28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. ...
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How is it possible to blaspheme the Holy Spirit? [closed]

Correct me if I am wrong. The Idea is so easy: Jesus incarnated on earth, and made some things, behave some behaviours -from the Jews point of view- that made him susceptible to be blasphemed, like: ...
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If Jesus part of the trinity why not equal to Spirit?

Matthew 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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What is the sensus plenior of The parable of the sower?

Is there a "deeper meaning" (beyond allegorical interpretations)--that is a sensus plenior interpretation--to the parable of the sower found in the Gospel of Matthew 13? This appears to be a ...
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Why was God pleased with Jesus at his baptism?

When Jesus was baptized a voice from heaven stated : This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. [Matthew 3:17, KJV] What had Jesus done for God to be pleased?
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Matthew 6:13, what is the accurate translation of “πονηροῦ”?

Matthew 6:13 (DRB): And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen. Matthew 6:13 (KJV): And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and ...
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Romans 13:10, was the message of Lord Jesus to teach us Love?

Romans 13:10 (DRB): The love of our neighbour worketh no evil. Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law. Matthew 5:17 (DRB): Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. ...
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Divide the 3 Gospels by Year

Divide the 3 Gospels by Year of Jesus Ministry How would you divide the 3 Gospels by year of Jesus ministry? Gospel of John can be divided between Passover years year 1 (chapters 1-5) year 2 (...
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Are the wars meant to be global in Matthew 24?

"4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it ...
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How can the kingdom of heaven be like a man?

Matthew 13:24: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed...." I'm stumped by how a kingdom can be like a man. Is there something in the original language that gives insight into this? ...

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