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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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Does Matthew 10:23 impact the credibility of Jesus' second coming?

Matthew 10:23 (KJV) "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. In ...
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Was Judas trying to find out what Jesus knew during this conversation at the Last Supper?

Matthew 26:21, 25: And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”... Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” Jesus ...
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Was Judas actually motivated by money?

This is a follow-up question to: Why did Judas express remorse only after he saw that Jesus was condemned? Related: How did Judas know when to go to the High Priests? Also related: In what sense did ...
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Why did Judas express remorse only after he saw that Jesus was condemned?

Related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Very related: Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed? From Matthew 26:14-16: Then ...
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How did Judas know when to go to the High Priests?

Matthew 26:3-5: Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. “But ...
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Why did the High Priests pay Judas? Why not just get someone else?

Very closely related: In what sense did Judas betray Jesus? Matthew 26:14-16: Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to ...
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In Matthew 16:19 what are the “keys of the kingdom”?

Matthew 16:19 (ESV) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” ΚΑΤΑ ...
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One unclean spirit better than seven worse? [closed]

Matthew 12:43-45 KJV Seems to imply better one unclean spirit than "getting a clean mind" and having seven worse demon thought trains enter. Probably about the need for fortification of the mind, ...
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Why did Jesus ask some to report to the priests and some he told to speak to no one?

Jesus performed many miracles while on earth. We see that in some cases the healed person is told to keep the matter private (eg, Mark 1:44, Matt 9:30); but in other cases the person is told to report ...
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Why did Jesus withdraw after hearing that John had been killed?

Matthew 14 mentions the execution of John the Baptist. Following this, in verse 13, When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Why did Jesus do that? ...
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Is Luke 12:35-40 a parallel of Matthew 25:1-13?

Luke 12:35-40 NASB 35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they ...
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Matthew 28.19 - was it changed? [duplicate]

If all the people in the Bible were baptized in the name of Jesus, why does only mat 28.18 reads about the trinity which was a statement given Jesus himself.
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Why does Matthew 28:19 say “in the name” and then proceed to give three names?

If written out in full would this verse read "in the name of the Father, and in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Spirit"? Or is there some other reason apart from trimming obviously ...
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What were the disciples expecting Jesus to do when He calmed the sea?

From Matthew 8: 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The ...
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Why is “Kingdom of Heaven” unique to Matthew?

As per Textus Receptus, "Kingdom of Heaven" occurs 32 times. All of these occurrences are found in Matthew, where as Mark, Luke and John have used this term not even once. Is this termed coined by ...
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Definition of Eunuchs in Matthew 19:10-12?

Is the word Eunuchs here describing an unmarried or celibate man or one who has been castrated? It seems odd to me to go from speaking of being unmarried then to eunuchs then back to being unmarried ...
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Scarlet or Purple?

I was talking with a friend, and he offered this up as a contradiction between the two accounts. When Jesus is about to be crucified, during his flogging Matthew says the soldiers clothed him in ...
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why does Matthew only name 5 women in his genealogy?

In the genealogy Matthew names 5 female ancestors of Jesus, the first 3 were Gentiles and the fourth was married to a Gentile. Why would this have been important for Matthew’s community?
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Is divorce acceptable in the case of adultery?

Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced ...
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In Matthew 23:35-37 why does all of Israel's judgment fall on the final generation?

Mat 23:35-37 NIV - 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered ...
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What does the word 'worthy' mean in Matthew 10:11?

Matthew 10:11 NASB 11 And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay [m]at his house until you leave that city. What does this word refer to in the above text?
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Were Samson and Samuel as great as John the Baptist? [closed]

The Bible mentions about three people who were dedicated by their mothers to be nazirites already from birth. These people were Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist. Jesus said: Mat 11:11 (NIV) "...
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How often should we visit those in distress according to James 1:27?

In James 1:27 it says Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27 ...
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What does Matthew mean by “those on His left” and “and those on His right” in Matthew 25?

In Matthew 25, starting in verse 34 the passage reads. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the ...
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Matthew 18:17 “the church” does that mean elders/overseers or the church body? ekklēsia, ekklēsias

Why does Martthew 18:17 use ekklēsia, then at the end of the verse use ekklēsias both for the "Church"? Does one mean the elders, like the jewish tradition of jewish leaders at the gate and the other ...
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In Matthew 24:3 how should Συντέλεια be translated?

The ancient text of Matthew 24:3 reads: “Καθημένου δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοῦ ὄρους τῶν ἐλαιῶν προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ κατ᾽ ἰδίαν λέγοντες· εἰπὲ ἡμῖν, πότε ταῦτα ἔσται καὶ τί τὸ σημεῖον τῆς σῆς παρουσίας ...
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Who or what does the fig tree represent in Matthew 24:32-35?

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is ...
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Why didn’t they just ask Mary?

Why didn’t the Jewish leaders realize that Jesus was from Bethlehem, not Nazareth, originally? Mary “pondered” things, but did she talk about them? Or because she was a woman, would she have not been ...
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What is the relationship between Sabbath 31a and Matthew 7:12?

In the Talmud, Sabbath 31 a it reads, among other things: [Hillel said] That which is hateful to you do not do to another; that is the entire Torah, and the rest is its interpretation. Go study. ...
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Teachers of the Law, Mt. 2:4, 5:20, 7:29, 17:10, etc

There are many opponents to Christ’s claims listed in the gospels; some of whom seem to overlap in function and service. Can you please explain who the “teachers of the law” are? They are referenced ...
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In Matthew 4:5 how can the devil be called “the father of lies” (John 8:44) and yet be observed speaking the truth to Jesus?

Scripture says that the devil does not hold the truth, for there is no truth in him and that when he lies, he speaks his native language for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44): Jhn 8:...
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What is the verb tense for the word hunger in Matthew 5:6

What is the verb tense for hunger as used in Matthew 5:6
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In Matthew 23:23 is tithing a lighter commandment?

Matthew 2323 NASB 23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and ...
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In the parable of the talents, Matthew 25 , how did the servants trade their talents?

What is Jesus referring to as trading in the parable of the talents.
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What would have been the consequences of Caiaphas rending his garments?

In Mt.26:65, Caiaphas rends his garments when he hears Jesus reply identifying himself as the Power, the Cloud rider, and Messiah. It is understood that Caiaphas was forbidden as High Priest from ...
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Regarding the ambiguity of the “hanging” of Judas in Matthew 27:5

Matthew 27:5 (ESV) And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. The greek of that verse which is translated into the bold part above is the ...
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Why a reed or a man dressed in fine clothes? (Matthew 11:7-9)

In Matthew 11:7-9 (NIV), Jesus asks the crowd: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, ...
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Is Micah 5:2 identifying the Messiah as “the Ancient of Days”?

But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity (...
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Did the Wise Men see the Star of Bethlehem at the east?

We read at Matthew 2:1-2 King James Version (KJV): Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, ...
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Angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:11 NKJV

What does it mean when the Bible said that Angels came and ministered to Jesus after He was tempted by the devil?
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What does Matthew 9:5 mean that it is “easier” to say “Your sins are forgiven”?

Matthew 9:5 NIV 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? Was Christ contrasting the two or he was referring to something else?
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Matthew 7:1 vs 1 Corinthians 5:3

How should I distinguish Jesus' "judging" in Matthew 7:1 with Paul's "judging" in 1 Corinthians 5:3?
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Are Hosea 6:6 and Matthew 9:13 connected?

In some bibles, Matthew 9:13 Go and learn what the Scriptures mean when they say, 'Instead of offering sacrifices to me, I want you to be merciful to others.' I didn't come to invite good ...
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What is the meaning of “fan” and “purge his floor” in Matthew 3:12?

What is meant by fan & his floor in in Mathew 3:12? Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with ...
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Matthew 5:17-19

17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no ...
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Is the “coming” in Matthew 24:30 about Christ's arrival in heaven or a return to Earth?

[Mat 24:30 KJV] 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with ...
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Is Matthew 27:52 an allusion to 2 Kings 13:21?

[Mat 27:49-53 KJV] 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias [IE: Elijah] will come to save him. 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, ...
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In Matthew 24:20 to what “flight” does Jesus refer at the end of the age?

[Mat 24:20 NASB] 20 "But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. With the holidays around the corner many of us are travelling to be with family and friends, and many travel ...
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To whom does “I” refer in Matthew 24:5?

For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray Matthew 24:5 Who is the I referring to in I am? Is it referring to Jesus of Nazereth? Or is it refrring to ...
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In Matthew 4:3 what is the background of the term “son of God”?

I did an unscientific search for the phrase "son of God" and the only OT reference in the KJV that I found was this: [Dan 3:25 KJV] 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the ...