Questions tagged [matthew]

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 does it mean to "divorce her quietly"?

To intentionally navigate towards Christmas, I've been following an Advent devotional plan. Today was considering Matthew 1:18-24 and meditate on how loving was Joseph's posture. Got particularly ...
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How to explain the differences in Matthew 19:16-17 translations?

There appear two very (frustratingly) different versions of Matthew 19:17 in english translations: And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if ...
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Was Jesus making a prophecy about the Zealots when he says "those who take up the sword will die by it"? [closed]

So, shortly before his execution, during his arrest, Jesus tells one of his disciples the following: “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the ...
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Why was Jeremiah named in Matthew 16:14?

Matthew 16: 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and ...
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Was Jesus thirsty at the end of the 40 days fast in the wilderness?

Matthew 4: 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted 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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Doesn't Judas' regret count for something when God judges him?

Matthew 27 1 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to [a]...
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Did The Temptation of Jesus happen on day 40

In the gospel of Matthew, it makes it sound in the NASB like the temptations came first after 40 days of fasting. 2 And after He had fasted for forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. 3 ...
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Can someone explain Matthew 19:11-12 on eunuchs?

Three days ago I was reading Matthew 19:11-12 and it confused me as what the verse is talking about, can someone please explain to me what the verse means and it's context? But he said unto them, All ...
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What is the backdrop of Matt 12: 6 , which hints that there were separate synagogues for different sects of Jews during Jesus' ministry?

We read at the opening of Matt 12, how Jesus confronts the Pharisees' scrupulosity in following the rules related to Sabbath: At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His ...
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Are signs, wonders and miracles evidence of an authentic divine calling or not?

According to Paul and Jesus, the signs and wonders they performed attested to the authenticity of their callings: 12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with ...
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How can be Trinity Eternal? [migrated]

It's said in Summa Theologica that the trinity ist eternal, three persons each one being G'd a well known fact in Christianism. I'd like to know, what is the greek explanation or the following (...
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Why did Matthew omit three generations from his genealogy in Matthew?

In Matthew 1:6-11 Matthew lists 14 generations from David to the Babylon deportation. Yet I Chronicles 3:10-15 lists 17 generations between the two. So my question is why did Matthew claim there were ...
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Is it possible that Jesus’ calming of the sea is a fulfillment of Psalm 107 28-31? [closed]

Psalm 107: 28Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. 30They were glad when ...
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Which end is referred to in Matthew 24:14?

Christ has been referring to his coming as well as the calamities which were about to unfold.There seem to be a mixture of near future and eschatological events that are about to unfold in this ...
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Why would the Textus Receptus edition of Matthew 3:11 include "kai pyr" (καὶ πυρί) if the majority M-Texts omit the words & few NU-Texts include them?

If the NKJV says a Majority (M) of greek manuscripts exclude "καὶ πυρί" in [Matthew 3:11] but the NU-Texts includes "καὶ πυρί", then what specific reason warranted the [inspired] ...
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Why did Textus Receptus add "prōtotokos" in Matthew 1:25, or why did the greek NU-Text omit "firstborn" before son?

In Matthew 1:25 of NKJV english translation of greek Textus Receptus, we are given a Footnote [fn] "NU-Text reads a Son." | This footnote is highlighting to readers the Greek word for "...
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He will save His people from their sins. Jewish people?

Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Why does he save His people only?
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Did Jesus have a man in mind when he spoke Matthew 19:29?

Matthew 19: 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for the sake of My name will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal ...
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Why did John the Baptist's Ephesian disciples (Acts 19:1-3), not listed as his disciples (Mat 3:5), say John never mentioned Holy Spirit (Mat 3:11)?

We are told in [Matthew 3:5] - "Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him" (3:5 τότε ἐξεπορεύετο πρὸς αὐτὸν Ἱεροσόλυμα καὶ πᾶσα ἡ Ἰουδαία καὶ πᾶσα ἡ ...
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Why was the first servant(five talents) given an additional talent in Matthew 25?

In the parable of the talents(Matthew 25:14-30) when the master returns he somehow rewards one servant more than the other The first two servants had achieved the same results/output(100 percent) ...
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Might Christ's addressing people as "sons" and "daughters" tell us anything about His deity (Matt. 9:2, Lk. 8:43-44, 48)?

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus heals a paralytic man, then pronounces something interesting: Matthew 9:2: "And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to ...
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Was the translation of "Jesus" name in Greek from Yehshua purely transliteration or is there possibly "meaning" behind the name "Ἰησοῦς" / "Iēsous"

I have noted in my study of Scripture that most names have "meaning" and are often Hebrew words or statements (usually about God). The original Hebrew name of Jesus - Yeh'shua - follows this ...
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What is the significance and meaning behind Jesus giving Simon the name Peter?

What is the significance behind Jesus giving the apostle Simon the new name Peter and him being referred to in scripture as either "Peter" / "Simon Peter" from then on ? I have ...
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Why did Jesus not choose some women to be part of the twelve disciples? [closed]

Matthew 10 1And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. 2Now the names ...
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What is the definition of the twelve tribes of Israel in Matthew 19:28?

Matthew 19: 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging ...
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Is the forgiveness that Jesus mandates in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant at Matthew 18:21-35 only extended to repentant believers?

If one believes that Jesus is speaking to the same circumstance in Luke 17:3 (which appears to be the case), one would seem to be forced to conclude such complete forgiveness is only required to be ...
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How do we reconcile Matthew 28:19 and 1 Corinthians 1:17 on Paul's baptizing people?

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to ...
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The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth. How can a father regret begetting his own children?

NIV Isaiah 49:15 Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you ...
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How can we reconcile Matthew 7:14's "few" and Daniel 12:10's "many"?

Matthew 7:14 KJV 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 20:16 KJV 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: ...
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Why emphasize angels in heaven, why not just angels?

Two passages both emphasize the angels as being in Heaven “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:30‬ ‭ ‭ “For when they ...
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"For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt. 22:14) - who does the calling and who does the choosing in the parable of Wedding given?

Texts: Matt: 22:1-10, 14 (ESV) v.1-10 -"And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his ...
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Was Christ referring to a particular sin in Matthew 7:3?

Matthew 7:3 ESV 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your ...
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Give us today our daily bread: aorist imperative vs present imperative

Matthew 6:11 New International Version Give us today our daily bread. Give δὸς (dos) Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged ...
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Does the translation of "nations" to "gentiles" work?

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All ...
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Adam was not a son, but the father of all mankind: What, then, is the significance of the "Second Adam" being "the Son of Man" not "Father of Man"?

Jesus is called the "last Adam" or "second man (Adam)": And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. . . . The ...
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If someone slaps you on your right? cheek

Luke 6: 29a If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. Matthew 5: 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the ...
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Why were the Magi mentioned of in the gospel of Mathew but not in Luke and Mark?

The Gospel of Matthew highlights and mentions Magi coming from the east to visit the Christ. Why was this narrative highlighted and emphasized in Matthew and not mentioned in the other synoptic ...
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Where is the Father’s kingdom’s final location?

Jesus says “I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:29‬ ‭ Where will this kingdom be situated ...
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Is it good to get married at a time of tribulation?

New American Standard Bible Matthew 24: 19 But woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20Moreover, pray that when you flee, it will not be in the ...
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What does "So the last will be first, and the first last" mean in Matthew 20:16?

A. The story of the vineyard comes immediately before this. We are not told that the last to be employed are paid first or more. "you have made them equal/isous". Matthew 20:12 The same not ...
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Matthew 12:5 The priests break or profane the Sabbath?

Matthew 12:5 New International Version Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? New Living Translation And haven’t ...
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How to humble yourself like a little child?

Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Children are not particularly humble. What does Jesus mean by this?
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Has Jesus fulfilled Moses' dietary laws?

Matthew 5: 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Has Jesus fulfilled Moses' dietary laws? If yes, what is the ...
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Who/what is the source of the power behind the miracles, signs and wonders in Matthew 7:22?

Matthew 7:21-23 (NASB): 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 will enter. 22 Many will say to Me ...
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Did Moses understand that there was the resurrection of the dead from Exodus 3:6?

Matthew 22: 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24“Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his ...
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Is there an obvious reason why we read of two demoniacs in Matt. 8:28-29 but only one is Mk. 5:2-3?

In the Gospel of Matthew, we are told that two demon-possessed men approached Jesus: Matthew 8:28-29: "When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-...
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Do we know where the Matthew 2:6 prophecy is from?

Do we have a document recording that this was prophesied? Is it in the Old Testament somewhere? Matthew 2, KJV 4 And when he [Herod] had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people ...
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Why not “my Father”? Matthew 6:9

““Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our ημων Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ Contextually it appears that Jesus is instructing the individual to pray “But you, when you ...
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What does προσκυνέω (translated *worship*) mean in Matt. 2:2?

There are many similar questions, and you will think it is a repeat unless you read the rest of the body. The magi seeking to worship a king seems strange. Even stranger is Herod's claim to want to ...
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Did Jesus set aside Deuteronomy 24:1 and replace it with Matthew 19:9 on the issue of certificate of divorce?

NIV Deuteronomy 24: 1 If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds some indecency in her, he may write her a certificate of divorce, hand it to her, and send her away ...

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