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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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When Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children does he mean that babies go to heaven when they die?

In reference to following passages Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them to come to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 ...
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How do we reconcile the Luke 12:12 and Matthew 10:20 use of the 'Spirit'?

for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." Luke 12:12 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:20. ...
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How could King Herod have killed John the baptist in Matthew 14?

According to Matthew's narrative King Herod is said to have died whilst Christ was still a child in Egypt with his parents.It is said King Herod had been succeeded by his son Archelaus when Joseph ...
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Does Matthew 26:64 describe immediate or future events?

"You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.&...
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Why do English bibles remove the word “Jesus” from “Jesus the Christ” in Matthew 16:20?

We find textual variants in English bibles (NASB, ESV, NRSV, NIV) when compared to the KJV which states in Matthew 16:20 : [20] Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was [...
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What is the status of the word “heaven” in Matthew 18:19?

ESV Matthew 18:19 "Again I say to you, if two of you may agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven". The Greek ouranois is plural. 26 of 29 ...
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Confusion with “Eli, Eli…” at the Cross [duplicate]

In Mark 15:34-37, "At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the bystanders ...
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In Matthew 12:10-13, why does Jesus equate a withered (ξηράν) hand (χεῖρα) as a pit (βόθυνον) to be saved from?

We read in Matthew 12:10-13, that Jesus equates having a withered (ξηράν) hand (χεῖρα) to being trapped in a pit (βόθυνον) : Matthew 12:10-13 [KJV] [10] And, behold, there was a man which had his ...
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In Matthew 10:10 - What does “τροφῆς” specifically refer to?

We read a variety of translations for "τροφῆς" from the Gospel of Matthew - Chapter 10, verse 10 : [NIV] "no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is ...
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Did Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound prophesy substitutioniary atonement of Christ? [closed]

Prometheus Bound Play by Aeschylus https://edisciplinas.usp.br/pluginfile.php/2596054/mod_resource/content/1/PROMETHEUS%20BOUND%20BY%20AESCHYLLUS.pdf Near the end of the play: Do not expect your ...
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How could 'Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob' be living eternally in Heaven if they never believed the requirement in 1 John 5:5-13 to receive eternal life?

We read three statements in 1 John 5:5-13 that appear to contradict the teachings of Jesus the Messiah from Matthew 8:10-11 & Matthew 22:30-22 regarding requirements of receiving eternal life. In ...
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Who are the “Saints” and the “Many” in Matthew 27:52-53?

A Strange sidenote in the Gospel of Matthew documents resurrected "Saints" visible to "Many" in Jerusalem : Matthew 27:52-53 [KJV] [52] "And the graves were opened; and many ...
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Why are prayer and fasting required to cast out certain kinds of demons?

The casting out of demons is one of the signs that Jesus promised would follow all believers: Mark 16:17 (KJV): 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out ...
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When there are some saved people for the first time? [closed]

Matthew 1:21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins I've searched the internet by typing the title of this post, but it has no result ...
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How do you forgive criminals while still punishing them? [closed]

You are meant to forgive others if you wish God to forgive you (Matthew 6:14-16), "77 times" (Matthew 18:21-22) if necessary, though the actual implication is you endlessly must forgive. But ...
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What did the angel say to the women at the tomb?

Reading the gospels, we come to read that after sunrise of the first day after the Jewish Sabbath, some of the female followers of Jesus came to his tomb in order to anoint his body. In Luke 24:4-7 4 ...
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Who made the request to sit at Jesus side?

In Matthew 20:20-28 we read 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She ...
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Are Jesus' words about calling someone a fool a contradiction?

In the verse below, Jesus says if you call someone a fool you are in danger of hell. There are many verses in the Bible's old and new testament where where someone calls someone else a fool. I won't ...
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Did Jesus first appear to the 11 disciples in Jerusalem or Galilee?

There seems to be a disagreement between the gospels of Luke and Matthew regarding the location of the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the eleven disciples. The author of Luke states, ...
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Jairus Daughter [closed]

In Matthew we read: 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. 16 “No ...
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Why does the KJV translate ὀλιγοπιστίαν as “unbelief” in Matthew 17:20?

My question is to the Greek word: ὀλιγοπιστίαν - oligopistian translated "little faith", so why does KJV use "unbelief" which has a totally different meaning? Or does it? What am ...
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Matthew 15:26 Is it “dogs” or “puppies”?

NIV Matthew 15:26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs." International Standard Version He replied, "It's not right to take the children's ...
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Which gold were they referring to in Matthew 23:16?

Matthew 23:16 NIV 16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath. Could the blind ...
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How accurate is the statement, “I am the Living God” in Matthew 14:27 found in the Aramaic Bible?

The English translation of Matthew 14:27 https://biblehub.com/aramaic-plain-english/matthew/14.htm says "I am the Living God". Is this a valid translation and is the Aramaic Bible correct to ...
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What was the significance of Jesus singling out the “right” eye in Matthew 5:29?

Matthew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. Why not left ...
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(Matthew 5:38-42) “slaps you on your **right cheek**, turn the other to him also” means enemy will have to right-hand punch victim as an equal

A Roman Catholic priest explained during a service that Matthew 5:38-42 gives the victim a chance to show the opponent/adversary/enemy that said victim is an equal. To elaborate, the aforementioned ...
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Do Matthew 5:17-20 and Acts 15 contradict each other?

Matthew 5:17-20 (NKJV) 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one ...
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Is Jesus implying that He expects his disciples to be Sabbath-keepers in Matthew 24:20?

In Matthew 24:15-25 (NIV) we read: 15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let ...
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Was the 100 denarii owed by the second servant in Jesus's parable supposed to be a substantial amount of money?

Matthew 18:21-35 (NASB): 21 Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to ...
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Why are centurions featured so frequently in the New Testament?

Healing the centurion's servant in Matthew 8:5–13. Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became ...
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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? [closed]

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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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? [closed]

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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