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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 19:28 support the concept that Judas had salvation but lost it?

Matthew 19:28 A21 [28] Then Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you also will sit on twelve thrones, ...
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Eagles or Vultures? (Matthew 24:28, Luke 17:37)

Matthew 24:28 NKJV For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. Matthew 24:28 ESV Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. Luke 17:37 NKJV And they ...
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Should Jesus pay the temple tax, in light of His statement in Matthew 3:15, "It is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness"

Since Jesus is sinless, He was not required to undergo John's baptism, which symbolized repentance. When John hesitated to baptize Him, in Matthew 3:15, Jesus said; “Let it be so now; it is proper ...
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Son of Man interpreted as “Christians”

Matthew 24 contains the well studied prophecy of the Temple destruction and coming of the Son of Man. Verse 34 “this generation”. Suppose it does not mean literally a generation: the people all born ...
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Is Matthew 24:40 mistranslated in most English translations?

In context, Matthew 24:36-44 ESV reads as follows: 36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, ...
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Where did Jesus perform the “Feeding of the 4,000"?

Matthew 15:29-39 NKJV 29 Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God? [closed]

I need help on trying to find scriptures in all the four gospels where Jesus claims to be God!
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Has some of the New Testament been plagiarized?

I mention two; Example 1 "In everything do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12) The Pharisee teacher Hillel said: What ...
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Could there be something significant about the man in Matthew 26:18?

Christ instructs his disciples to go to a certain man in the city to prepare the Passover meal. Matthew 26:18 ESV He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My ...
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Matthew 22 and Psalms 110. Did Jesus lose the original meaning? Was there ever such a thing as the original meaning?

What is the meaning of the footnote (a) in Psalm 110 in the NIV? Ps 110:1 The LORD says to my lord [(a) or Lord]: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” How ...
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Does Matthew 9:32-34, 12:22-24, and Luke 11:14-15 describe the same event where Jesus exorcises a mute and blind demoniac?

Matthew 9:32-34 ESV As they were going away, behold, a demon-oppressed man who was mute was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, “...
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Whose voice was heard in Matthew 3:17?

In John 5:37, Jesus clearly tells us that no one has ever heard the voice of God the Father. John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his ...
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Does the "exception clause" in Matthew 5 and Matthew 19 permit divorce or explain culpability for adultery?

Nearly all the interpretations I've seen of the "exception clause" treat it as expressing a situation where divorce could be allowed, but I've heard another interpretation that instead ...
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Did Jesus ask for a donkey and a colt or just a colt?

Luke 19:30 (ESV) saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. Matthew 21:2 (ESV) saying ...
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Why did the Lord Jesus curse the fig tree? [duplicate]

Mark 11:12-25, Matthew 21:18-22 Jesus curses the fig tree. In Mark, especially, this episode is embedded in the sequence of Jesus' announcements that the Son of Man will die and be resurrected in ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

There are three gospel accounts that mention the torn veil: Matthew 27:51 NKJV - Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were ...
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Is Jesus specifically talking about giving to our Enemies? Matthew 5:23

"38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him ...
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To What Prior Writing (proegraphē) Was Paul Referring in Galatians 3:1 Which Speaks of Christ as Crucified?

On the premise that Galatians was written after Paul's first missionary journey, when he visited the lower region of the province of Galatia (Acts 14), but before the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15): To ...
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How should one interpret "if you wish to be perfect" in Matthew 19:21?

In Matthew 19:21, Jesus says to the rich young man/ruler (NRSV): If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, ...
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Is Acts 19:19–20 demonstrating the supremacy of Scripture over magic books?

On the premise that Matthew was published within five to ten years of the resurrection (ref. How would an early Matthew, written before Paul's writings, change our understanding of Paul's writings?), ...
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What is the reason for the difference between Eloi and Eli?

Mark 15:34, And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46, And about ...
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Gospel Parallels Following Matthean Order?

I will be preaching/teaching out of portions of Matthew over the next couple months, and so am tapping into the other Gospels for their elaboration of (seemingly) common events. Of course, the ...
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How would an early Matthew, written before Paul's writings, change our understanding of Paul's writings?

In biblical studies it is often important, when exegeting a New Testament passage, to first determine whether the passage includes any Old Testament citations or allusions, and if so, then to ...
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Might Matthew 7:7 have had parallel grammar in Aramaic?

One of the things that has always bothered me slightly about Matthew 7:7 : Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (KJV), is that the grammar ...
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Centurion Dispute

Did the Centurion of the gospels send someone to ask Jesus, as written in Luke 7:1-10, or is the account in Matthew 8:5-13 the clearer interpretation in that the Centurion himself ask Jesus to "...
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What is the connection between the slaughter of the innocents and Jeremiah 31:15?

The gospel of Matthew is known for creative usage of the Hebrew Bible and finds numerous fulfillments of prophecy in Jesus’s life. Matthew’s fourth fulfillment citation occurs after the slaughter of ...
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Is Matthew alluding to Psalm 2 in Herod's court?

Is the mention of King Herod and the Chief priests being troubled because of the announcement of Christ a veiled reference to the Kings and Princes from Psalm 2? I don't understand Greek, but a quick ...
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The meaning of "akoe" in Matthew 24:6

Matthew 24:6 says: You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. (NIV) The word "akoe" is ...
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Was the Lord's Prayer a typical first century Jewish prayer?

Matthew 6:9-13 (CSB): “Therefore, you should pray like this:  Our Father in heaven,  your name be honored as holy.  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done  on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today ...
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Did Judas realize his sin at the moment of the kiss?

In my studies of the Gospel of Mark, I’ve stumbled upon an interesting differentiation in the words used for “kiss” as found in Mark 14:44-45. The sign that Judas was to use to allow the captors to ...
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Does anyone know precisely whether the gospel of Matthew was written before or after AD 70?

I pray that someone may have some reliable sources that I would like to use when speaking to atheists. What is the evidence that Matthew was written before or after AD 70?
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Should we ONLY say the Lord's Prayer?

In In Matthew 6:9, the Greek it literally says: "Thus therefore pray you" or "Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς". Is Jesus saying that we should pray like that and only like that? ...
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What is the best translation of Matthew 7:14?

NKJV: Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. NIV: But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. ...
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Why didn't Christ outrightly discourage/condemn the taking of oaths in Matthew 23:16-22?

Earlier on Christ while teaching the sermon on the mount he had actually discouraged/condemned the taking of oaths Matthew 5:34 ESV: But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, ...
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Was St Joseph alive during the initial stages of Jesus' public life?

Traditions have it that St.Joseph was no more when Jesus started his public life at the age of thirty. But then, we see the people of Jesus' hometown commenting , in Mtt 13: 54- 55 (KJV) And when he ...
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Why do Matthew & Luke report that Joseph (Jesus' stepfather) had two different fathers?

I ran into a YouTube video that claims the Gospels of Luke and Mathew contradict on the name of Joseph's father. Luke claims that Joseph's father was a man named Heli but Mathew claims that the father ...
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Is the English word sky a better translation for the Greek word “Ouranios” than heaven in the sermon on the mount?

Sky is used in Matthew chapter 5 through chapter 7 instead of heaven by the Bible project for various reasons. Is the translation of the Greek word ouranois Better translated sky and then the word ...
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Why was "doing good" on the Sabbath not included in Exodus by God?

Exodus 31:14-15 NKJV 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut ...
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What exegetical conclusion can be drawn about the order of the last days Second Coming harvest (Matthew 13:30, 36-43)?

Does this parable of Jesus about the Tares provide sufficient information in order to make conclusions about the order of dealings in the Second Coming of Christ. That is, what do the tares being ...
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What does it mean "the earth is God's footstool"?

Footstool is used several times in scripture. Matthew 5:33-37 NKJV 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ ...
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Who does God prepare the praise for in Matthew 21:16/Psalm 8:2

When Jesus quotes Psalm 8:2(LXX) in Matthew 21:16(ESV) “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” The greek word used for "prepared" is Κατηρτίσω. Who is ...
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Was Jesus's mentioning of the "Killing of the heir" a reference to Himself in foreknowledge?

Heir In other New Testament passages, Jesus is referred to as an heir, and the receiver of an inheritance: ...in these last days God has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, ...
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Allusion to Herod the Great in Matthew 7:24-27?

I've been working on the Sermon on the Mount in my devotional reading recently, and I had a question of historical curiosity come up. The passage in question is the concluding "House on the rock/...
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Why does Jesus change the "me" to "you" in Matthew 11:10

In Matthew 11:10 (ESV): “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ In Malachi 3:1 (ESV): “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. ...
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Does Matthew 11:12 say that the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence or eagerness?

Most current translations say: From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent are forcefully taking it. But could the Greek be actually ...
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Which are the cross references in OT for Mtt 5:43?

We hear Jesus saying in Mtt 5:43 (NIV): You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ < Cross reference of OT to first half of Mtt 5:43 is given as Lev 19:18 which ...
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Who is the kingdom of God being taken away from in Matthew 21:43?

Matthew 21:43 (ESV): Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. At first glance I would assume he ment the entire nation if ...
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Implications of Mathews 12:32 and trinitarian theology

Matthew 12:31 states: "And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven." This verse raises an intricate question ...
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Does the usage of "all" in Matthew 24:37-39 indicate that Jesus believed in a global flood, encompassing all people worldwide?

Matthew 24:37-39 ESV 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, ...
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What loads (φορτία) does Jesus refers to when talking about them as heavy (βαρέα) and difficult to carry (δυσβάστακτα) in Mt 23:4?

What puzzles me in Mat 23:4 They tie up heavy loads, hard to carry, and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing even to lift a finger to move them is that, from what you can ...
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