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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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Does Matthew 25:40's "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" refer just to Christians?

Matthew 25's Parable of the Sheep and Goats includes the following passage (Matthew 25:34-40). "Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the ...
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Matthew 12:40 - "heart of the earth": what does it mean?

For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The word "the Sabbath" is ...
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Does everyone know God or not?

Romans 1:18-21 appears to be saying "yes": 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the ...
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How to understand Titus 3:10 in light of Matthew 18:15-17?

Titus 3:10 NIV Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. In the above text it seems only two warnings are given yet in the Matthew text ...
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Mathew 24:4-7 - consecutive according to grammar?

This is about only the meaning of the grammar in these verses. In v9, the word then is used which unambiguously places the subsequent events after events in v4-7. But in v4-7, there is no use of then ...
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Omniscience of Jesus [duplicate]

Was Jesus omniscient when he said "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone?" (Mathew 24:36 NASB 1995) This question examines ...
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Is Jesus talking about two separate comings in Matthew 16:27 & 28? [duplicate]

[Matthew 16:27-28] For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. 28 Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing ...
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The New Covenant Prophecy

Regarding (Hebrews 8:10); when God puts his Law in the mind and writes it in the heart... is this prophecy referring to the discernment inside (Matthew 7:12)? In everything, therefore, treat people ...
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Can the elect in view in Matthew 24:24 be deceived or not?

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: ...
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Analyzing Matthew 16:28, Is the Kingdom of the Christ established?

How are we to understand Jesus'statement here? Has this event occurred as stated? Did Jesus err in his prediction about the establishment of the Messianic Kingdom? Matthew 16:28 ASV Verily I say unto ...
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Examining Matthew 5:43 "you have heard"

If the phrase "you have heard" refers to the Scriptures, why is hating one's enemy not written in the Old Testament. Matthew 5:43 ASV Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy ...
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What does it mean that heaven is taken by violence? Matthew 11:12 [duplicate]

Matthew 11:12 But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and [the] violent seize on it. (Darby) Matthew 11:12  And from the days of John the ...
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Is Matthew 24 arranged as a chiasm or parallel structure?

In Matthew 24 there are two themes that run throughout the narrative one is the destruction of Jerusalem/Temple and the other is the coming of the son of man Matthew 24:1-2 Destruction of Jerusalem/...
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John 6:37 “I will never cast out” in what sense?

“Everyone whom the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will never send away.” ‭‭John‬ ‭6:37‬ ‭NET‬‬ “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to ...
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Does God approve or disapprove of convincing unbelievers through miracles?

In favor of miracles: 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and ...
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English versions of Matthew 18:18 have "shall be bound" and "shall have been bound". Do either catch the nuance of the Greek?

Matthew 18:18. ESV "Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." My emphasis. KJB also has "...
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What sort of literary device is "for tomorrow will be anxious for itself" in Matthew 6:34?

Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." ESV My emphasis. If "tomorrow" is ...
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Does Matt. 16:16 conflict with the passage in John 1:34?

I notice a couple of things: In Matthew, Peter says Jesus is the Son of God; but in John 1, Andrew was the first to reveal this early in their encounter with Jesus. That is, while in Matthew, Peter ...
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What ancient practice did Jesus have in mind , when he said of salt being thrown out as waste?

We hear Jesus saying in Mtt 5:13 (NRSVCE) : You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and ...
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Did Jesus speak Greek, Aramaic or Latin with Pontius Pilate?

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, “So You are the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” (Matthew 27:11) NASB Pilate questioned Him: ...
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How do the meanings of "alloi" and "heteroi" compare in Matthew 16:14?

Matthew 16:14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others [alloi] say Elijah, and others [heteroi] Jeremiah or one of the prophets". ESV My brackets. I think that since "alloi&...
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Is the Pharisees' question on taxation a trick question or not?

16 They sent their disciples to Him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that You are honest and that You teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You seek favor from no ...
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Did Protestants prefer "children" as opposed to "sons" of God in their translations of Matthew 5:9?

In the Wikipedia page for Matthew 5:9 it says this about protestants preferring the translation of children rather than sons. (Huios) As there is no citation for this point, can someone point to any ...
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Will everyone who calls on the Lord be saved or Not?

English Standard Version MT 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. AC 2:21, RO 10:13 And it ...
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Does MT 5:22 contradict other passages regarding Anger & Fool? [duplicate]

Is calling someone a fool subject to the hell fire & being angry a sin – when Jesus was angry & called others a Fool. All passages from English Standard Version But I say to you that everyone ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

Some interpret John 5:18 "Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with ...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

[Matthew 3:11-12] I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but after me is coming He who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to carry the sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy ...
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Did the centurion have Saving Faith?

Matt 8:10 BSB When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. This Great Faith. Is it Saving Faith?
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

Luke 4:16-22 is "Then Jesus came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath. And when He stood up to read, 17 the scroll of the prophet ...
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What do Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:18 mean with respect to his Church never being defeated by the powers of hell?

Jesus said, "I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" - Matthew 16:18 KJV. I’m not so concerned with whether the English translation should better state ‘...
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In Isaiah 42:1-4 why is the servant also likened to a reed?

Isaiah 42:1-4 NASB “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2 He will not cry aloud or lift ...
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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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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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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 can Jesus be meek if he 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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