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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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According to Matthew 25:31-46 when are the sheep separated from the goats

Jesus begins the parable of the sheep and the goats by saying it concerns His return in glory to set up His kingdom (Matthew 25:31) All those on earth at that time will be brought before the Lord, and ...
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In the beginning was the word, it was God, but what was it? Can we perceive living Truth? [closed]

John 1:1 uses the term "Word" It also states God was the word... CAN ONE PERCEIVE THE DIVINITY WITHIN ONESELF, IF MAN'S "GOD CREATED IMAGE",WAS AN EVER-GROWING FREQUENCY OF ...
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Matthew 28:19 Go, Going... huh?? How should we understand the passive voice?

Bill in this article briefly argues against the view that ' the typical translation of Matthew 28:19 ("Therefore go and make disciples") is incorrect because the Greek word for "go&...
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is there a contradiction between Matthew 28:18-20 & Acts 2:38?

Matthew 28:18-20 - implies baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. ...
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Using the word: father. Is Exodus 20:12 contradicting Matthew 23:9? (or vice-versa)?

I wonder if the ten commandments, specifically the fifth commandment. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12 is ...
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How does "the day of judgement" in Matthew 10:15 compare with "is condemned already" in John 3:18?

Matthew 10:15 "Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgement for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town". ESV My emphasis. John 3:18 "Whoever ...
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Peace and Jesus [duplicate]

One of the names of Jesus is Prince of Peace as per Isa 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful ...
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What is the punishment of eternal fire according to Matt. 18:8, Matt. 25:41, and Jude 7?

There are only three occurrences of the term "eternal fire" in the New Testament. These are Matthew 18:8, Matthew 25:41, and Jude 7. Matthew 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to sin,...
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Identity of the Cornerstone [closed]

I am having difficulty with this question and still working on it. In the natural course of construction, the cornerstone is placed on bedrock for a solid foundation. In saying Peter is the ...
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Does Matthew 5:3-12 (Beatitudes) address ‘The Problem of Evil’? [closed]

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy The epistemic question posed by evil is whether the world contains undesirable states of affairs that provide the basis for an argument that makes it unreasonable ...
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Is Jesus using multiple definitions of "life" in Matthew 10:39?

Matthew 10:39 (ESV) Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. How can someone find their life and then lose it, or lose their life and then find it? ...
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Matthew 11:29; Mark 11:15; how is it be, Jesus is meek and in the same time overthrew the tables of the moneychangers?

Matthew 11:29 DRB; 29 Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. Mark 11:15 DRB; 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And ...
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How did Jesus fulfill the law in Matt. 5:17-20?

In Matt. 5:17-20 Jesus says: 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one ...
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"Pray then like this...Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" - What does Jesus' inclusion of the petition imply? [duplicate]

Text: Mt. 6: 9a & 10 (ESV) " Pray then like this....Your kingdom come, your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven."*
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Mt. 22:14 - Who are the "many" (invited) and "few" (chosen) Jesus refers to in the parable of the wedding banquet?

In the parable (Mt. 22:1-14), those who had been invited refused to come. However, the wedding hall was filled with guests nonetheless. Of the many in the hall, only a man (not wearing wedding clothes)...
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Does faith precede miracles or do miracles precede faith? [closed]

Several passages seem to present faith as a precondition for miracles: 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, “Because of your ...
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In Matthew 16:18, is the "it" against which the gates of hell shall not prevail the "rock" or the "church"?

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. - Matthew 16:18 Is it "this rock" or "my church" that ...
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Matthew 18:8-9; Luke 6:29; is Jesus trying to say: the problem is in us, is in our Sinful nature?

Matthew 18:8-9; DRB; 8 And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be ...
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One or more songs?

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:30‬ ‭ The English and other translations say a, singular, song was sung but doesn’t the Greek υμνησαντες say it’s ...
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Would Matthew 25:27 have communicated usury?

How would Jesus’s 1st century Jewish audience react to the activity described in Matthew 25 verse 27? Would they have associated this with “usery” as forbidden by Jewish custom or would this have been ...
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Why in Greek does Matthew 5:8 have "God/ton theon" with but Matthew 5:9 have "God/theou" without the article?

Matthew 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God". ESV "God/ton theon". Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God&...
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In what sense is divorce and remarriage "adultery" according to Jesus?

Jesus taught that if a man would divorce his wife and marry another, he would commit adultery (all NKJV, emphasis added): "And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual ...
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Was Jesus referring to Dan. 9:24 in Matt. 18:21, 22?

In Matt. 18:21,22 we read: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven ...
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Does Jesus' teaching on marriage implicitly condemn polygamy as adulterous?

Jesus taught that if a man would divorce his wife and marry another, he would commit adultery. In other words, He taught in the following passages that divorcing one's wife plus marrying another ...
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Is there a contradiction between John 6:44 and Matthew 22:14?

John 6:44 (ESV) 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. Matthew 22:8-14 (ESV) 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast ...
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Why does Matthew put "Lord/kyrie" but Luke "master/epistata" when the disciples woke Jesus?

Matthew 8:24-25 "And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, 'Save us, Lord; we ...
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Jesus asleep on the boat .. Was He really asleep

Matthew 8:24 Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was engulfed by the waves; but Jesus was sleeping. (See also parallel passages in Mark 4 & Luke 8) Was Jesus really ...
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Mathew 19:17; which translation is more accurate, according to textual criticism?

Mathew 19:17; DRB; 17 Who said to him: Why asketh thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Mathew 19:17; KJV; 17 And he said unto him, Why ...
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Could (αγαθος) in Matthew 19:17 be explained with (δικαιον) in 1 John 2:1?

Matthew 19:17; Greek New Testament; 17 ο δε ειπεν αυτω τι με λεγεις αγαθον ουδεις αγαθος ει μη εις ο θεος ει δε θελεις εισελθειν εις την ζωην τηρησον τας εντολας Matthew 19:17; KJV; 17 And he said ...
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Information given in dream to some and to others in person [closed]

Both the Maggi (Matthew 3:12) and Joseph (Matthew 3:13,19) receive information in a dream, whereas Zechariah and Mary receive information personally (Luke). Why is that? One could simply state that it'...
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What does perfection mean in Matt 5:48? [duplicate]

Of what exactly does the perfection that Matthew 5:48 (KJV) speaks consist when it says: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I ask because in Hebrews 4:15 (...
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How might "the invisible God" Colossians 1:15 be reconciled to "angels always see the face of my Father" Matthew 18:10?

Colossians 1:15 "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." ESV. My emphasis. Matthew 18:10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I ...
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Matthew 1:18; what is the meaning of "found with child of the Holy Ghost"?

Matthew 1:18; DRB; 18 Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. Was Mary ...
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What relationship is there between lack of faith ("unbelief") and miracles ("mighty works") according to Matthew 13:58?

Matthew 13:58 and he did not there many mighty works, because of their unbelief. (YLT) And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (KJV) And he did not do many mighty works ...
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"For each tree is known by its own fruit" ( Lk 6: 44; Mt 7:20) - how should we understand and apply the saying of Jesus to believers in the context? [closed]

We assume "know the tree by the fruit" to mean, for example, if one bears no or bad fruit, he was never saved, to begin with, which is akin to the fox assuming in the Aesop Fables - "...
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Translation of προσκυνεω in Matthew 4:9-10 vs 28:17

The New World Translation (NWT) translates προσκυνεω and προσκυνεω in Matthew 4:8-11 like so (emphasis mine): Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain and showed him all the ...
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Mt. 22:39: "like" or "equal"?

7:33 ff. of this sermion says that an alternative translation of Mt. 22:39 is: "the second [commandment] is equal (not "like") to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." ...
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Why the Offence?

MATTHEW 15:11 Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” 12 Then His disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were ...
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Does Matthew 22:21 mean that Christians can't be involved in politics?

Matthew 22:21 reads: They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Does that mean that we ...
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In the Parable context (Mt. 18:23-35) -When will the heavenly Father do the same to everyone, in the kingdom NOW or Future?

Jesus spoke the parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Mt. 18:23-35) by saying: "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants (v.23). ...
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Does Luke 6:37 mean we cannot judge?

Does Luke 6:37 mean that we can't judge? The Bible states throughout the scriptures that we can judge but in a righteous way, so does the book of Luke condemn the act of judgement? Luke 6:37 - New ...
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The "legion" possessed one man, or two? [duplicate]

The story of the "legion" of demons is described as possessing two men in Matthew 8:28-34, but only one man in Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39. Was there one man, or two, or am I missing ...
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Is Matthew 6:3 a hebrew idiom?

Matthew 6:3 NASB But when you [b]give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, It seems impracticable that one hand would not know what the other hand is doing, so ...
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"... and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" - what place is Jesus referring to in Matthew 24:51?

Matthew 24:44-51 (ESV): 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his ...
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Are kill (ἀποκτεῖναι) and destroy (ἀπολέσαι) synonyms? Mark 3:4, Luke 6:9 & Matthew 10:28

Mark 3:4 4 And he saith to them, `Is it lawful on the sabbaths to do good, or to do evil? life to save, or to kill (ἀποκτεῖναι)?' but they were silent. [YLT] Luke 6:9 9 Then said Jesus unto them, `...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse?

Jesus says that He will return "on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matt 24:30). Is this the same event as when He returns on the white horse in Revelation 19? And I saw ...
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Why does Jesus say “the gates [plural] of Hades (or hell) in Matthew 16:18?

I’m not asking whether the verse should say Hades or hell. The Greek text says Hades, though Jesus would not have had any pagan Greek notions in mind when he said “the gates of Hades shall not prevail ...
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Did Paul contradict Jesus' admonition not to call anyone father in Galatians 4:19 and 1 Corinthians 4:14-17?

Jesus warned against calling anyone other than God father on earth: 8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And call no man your father on earth, ...
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Mt. 12:32-Does Jesus imply, speaking against the Holy spirit includes denying His divinity and the personhood?

In V 32, Jesus speaks parallelism in that He clearly shows, as Himself is, the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, not a force or energy of some sort. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be ...
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Can men kill/take away our ψυχὴν (psychēn) or not? Matthew 10:28 vs. other passages (word study)

A. And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul [psychēn], but fear rather Him who is able both soul [psychēn] and body to destroy in gehenna [Matthew 10:28 YLT] vs....
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