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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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Is there a possibility that Jesus in the whole Matthew 5:27-30 be talking about masturbation?

The subject may be a bit dark for the website but in plain view of reasoning, the line of reason is that: People who masturbate often look at women with lust. For masturbation to occur (in general) ...
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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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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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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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Translation of "this generation will not pass away" in Matthew 24:34?

I'm curious specifically regarding the translation of the word "generation" here in Matthew 24:34, Mark 13:30, and Luke 21:32. Matthew 24:34 (NIV) Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly ...
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Why does the Holy Spirit not know who Jesus is? Luke 10:22

All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Luke 10:22 ...
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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 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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Difference in the number of demon-possessed men in gospels

Mark 5:1ff and Matthew 8:28ff talk about one demon possessed man and two demon possessed men respectively. How are the differences justified?
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What is signified by the man without wedding clothes in Matthew 22:11-13?

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22:1-14 has a lot in common with the one in Luke 14:15-23. Both tell the story of a group invited to the banquet (presumably Jesus' opponents) who do not ...
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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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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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"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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Why is the greater love not to lay down one's life for one's *enemies*?

How are we to reconcile the following verses? Jn 15:13: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. Mt 5:44,46-47: But I tell you, love your enemies and pray ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Jesus misquote Psalm 8:2?

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, "Hosanna to the son of David!" they were indignant, and they said to him,...
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How do we reconcile Matthew 12:30 and Mark 9:40? [closed]

Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part. He that is neutral, then what?
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Did Jesus pray not to die on the cross in Matthew 26:39?

New International Version Matthew 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, ...
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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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Why does Luke 11:20 read "The Finger of God" instead of "Spirit of God"?

In Matthew's account (12:27-28), we read (All quotes from NIV, all empahsis mine): And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. ...
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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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Is Matthew 17:14-21 implying that miracle-working faith can be attained through prayer and fasting?

Matthew 17:14-21 (ESV): 14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, 15 said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often ...
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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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In Luke 24:16 why were the disciples eyes kept from recognizing Jesus, then opened?

Jesus spoke in parables about the temporary partial judicial hardening that was to occur in order for him to be rejected but Jesus said "to you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of ...
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Did Jesus say the great fish that swallowed Jonah was a whale?

King James Bible Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Jesus says in Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas ...
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Are we expected to fast today (Matt. 6:16 ff.)? [closed]

In the Gospel of Matthew, Christ teaches about fasting: Matthew 6:16-18: “Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be ...
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What is the outer darkness referred to in Matthew?

In the book of Matthew and none of the other Gospels he quotes Jesus as having said they would be cast into the outer darkness. Matthew 8:12 KJV But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out ...
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Matthew 8:28 Gergesenes and Gadarenes

Matthew 8:28 New King James Version When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that ...
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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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Did Joseph of Arimathaea beg for or boldly request Jesus' body from Pilate?

I'm trying to understand Joseph's approach to Pilate. Mark and Matthew appear to be describing his approach in different ways. Did he ask boldly or did he beg for Jesus' body? Mark 15:43 Joseph of ...
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Does Matthew 11:20-24 indicate that Jesus possesses 'Middle knowledge' (knowledge of counterfactuals of freedom)?

Matthew 11:20-24 (ESV): 20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the ...
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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 is Moses' seat? [duplicate]

Matthew 23 1Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3Therefore whatever they tell you [a]to observe, that observe and do, ...
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Did Peter leave everything to follow Jesus? [duplicate]

NIV Matthew 19: 27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of ...
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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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Why did Rachel weep for her children?

We all know the famous, dark side of Christmas: When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who ...
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In what sense does Exodus 3:6 prove the resurrection of the dead as quoted in Matthew 22:31-32?

(KJV)Matthew 22:31-32 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, [32] I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God ...
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What is the best translation for πρὸς ἐπιθυμῆσαι (to lust) in Matthew 5:28?

Two Greek words, πρὸς ἐπιθυμῆσαι, generate a variety of translations. Matthew 5:28 New International Version But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery ...
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According to Jesus, did His disciples break the Sabbath law at Matthew 12:1?

Matthew 12 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to ...
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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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