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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Paul put the Thessalonians under oath in 1 Thessalonians 5:27?

1 Thessalonians 5:27 reads (NKJV): I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren. According to Albert Barnes, the Greek of the expression in bold above "is ...
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Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets but to fulfil them? [duplicate]

Jesus did not do away with any thing of the Old Testament: Do not think I came to destroy the law or the Prophets but to fulfill them. - Matthew 5: 17 For that means to celebrate the holy days and ...
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Has the Kingdom of God arrived or not (Luke 11:20, cf. Matt. 3:2)?

Many passages appear to suggest that Christ's Kingdom arrived in the first century. Is this true, or are we to look forward to this kingdom? "Kingdom of Heaven" Matthew 3:2: "Repent, ...
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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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Is faith a gift or earned through spiritual practices?

On the one hand, 1 Corinthians 12:9 seems to claim that faith is a gift: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there ...
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What is the meaning of "the will of my Father" in Matthew 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". Matthew 7:21 Matthew 8:31-32 "And ...
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What is the significance of the pattern of miraculous births in the Bible?

There was a series of miraculous births in the Bible: Abraham and Sarah were married for a long long time before she gave birth to Isaac. Rebecca was barren for 20 years before she gave birth to ...
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Matthew 6:20 Is Jesus against believers saving their money in the bank?

Matthew 6 19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths ...
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What does "I desire Mercy, not Sacrifice" Mean? [duplicate]

Jesus said to go figure out what "I desire mercy, not sacrifice" means, and didn't explain it himself. So, what does this mean? Matthew 9:13, NASB - But go and learn what this means: ‘I ...
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Could Matthew 12:40b and Matthew 17:23a be both true literally?

Matthew 12:40b New International Version the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 17:23a They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to ...
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Are the styles of verses like Matt. 17:11-12 or John 4:23 Hebraisms or something else?

The following two sets of passages are picked from several: Matthew 17:11-12: He answered and said, "Elijah is coming and will restore all things; but I say to you that Elijah already came, and ...
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Why does Jesus not allow some people who consider themselves good Christians (recognizing him as Lord and even doing works in his name) into heaven?

Some of the most chilling passages in the Gospels refer to people who thought they were saved and then hear the shocking words of the One they assumed was their Lord, telling them he does not know ...
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What did Second Temple Judaism think about the Messiah/Christ?

“But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:63‬ ‭ What is understood by the Christ? ...
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Matthew 19:27 Has Peter forsaken everything to follow Jesus?

Matthew 19 25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all ...
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Is it a boy or a girl in Matthew 18:2 [closed]

Matthew 18 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “...
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Possible Gospel timeline contradiction regarding John the Baptist's imprisonment and the calling of the disciples [closed]

The chronology in Matthew 4 states that after Jesus' temptation, he heard that John the Baptist had been taken into custody, so he returned to Galilee and began his preaching ministry and called his ...
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How to reconcile John 1:41 and Matthew 16:17?

John 1:41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). Matthew 16 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I ...
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What is the significance of Jesus overturning "the seats of those selling pigeons" ? Matthew 21:12

Matthew 21:12 "he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons". ESV This is repeated in Mark 11:15. John 2:16 "And he told those who sold the ...

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