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's the name of the father that Jesus came in?

Matthew 21 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ⁹ And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the ...
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Who were those that went to arrest Jesus and what was their duties Matthew 26:55?

Matthew 26:55 (NASB) 55 At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a man inciting a revolt? Every day I used to sit within the ...
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Are the imprisoned spirits in 1 Peter 3:19 human spirits or fallen angels?

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19After being made alive, he ...
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Was Judas possessed by Satan in John 13:27?

Matthew 8:16 New International Version When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. Matthew 8: 28 When he ...
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Did Jesus exercise omniscience or a spiritual gift in Matthew 9:4?

Matthew 9:4 (ESV): 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? Did Jesus know their thoughts because 1) he was omniscient, 2) the Holy Spirit revealed the ...
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Is there any interpretative room for considering the prophetic predictions of Matthew 24:29-31 as already fulfilled?

Matthew 24:29-31 (YLT): 29 `And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the ...
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What is the difference between "abolishing the law" and "fulfilling the law" in terms of meaning and implications, in light of Matthew 5:17-20?

Matthew 5:17-20 ESV: 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. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass ...
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Is John's vision of the second coming of Christ (Revelation 19:11-19) a fulfillment of Matthew 16:28?

Matthew 16:28 (NASB): 28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” And then John, on Patmos, ...
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When will all be accomplished? Matthew 5:18

Matthew 5:17-18 (NASB): 17 “Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not ...
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Is Jesus against or in favor of the law of retaliation ("eye for eye, tooth for tooth")?

The law of retaliation can be found in Exodus 21:22-25 (ESV): 22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall ...
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Did the priest violate the Sabbath as alluded in Matthew 12:5?

Matthew 12:5 NASB 5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [c]violate the Sabbath, and yet are innocent? But according to the law the priests on duty had a ...
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Should Jesus' statement on the intensity of the tribulation be interpreted hyperbolically?

In Matthew 24:21,22 Jesus says, " For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been ...
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Why doesn't Jesus mention requiring a human blood sacrifice to be forgiven?

In Luke 6:37, Jesus says "Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven." Similarly, at Matthew 6:14, Jesus says "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive ...
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What is the significance of the how-much-more arguments?

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! Matthew 12:11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the ...
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Why does Matthew 26:17 seem to ignore/contradict the instructions and schedule of Leviticus 23:5-7?

In Leviticus 23, Passover completely precedes the Feast of Unleavened Bread, with the first day being a day of convocation: [Lev 23:5-8 NLT] (5) "The LORD's Passover begins at sundown on the ...
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What's the difference between a ghost and a spirit?

Matthew 14:26 English Standard Version But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. a ghost!” Φάντασμά (Phantasma) ...
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According to Jesus, is it immoral to look at any woman 'to desire her', including one's wife? [duplicate]

Matthew 5:28 has Jesus saying "but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart." (Young's literal) Although ...
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Would a man looking at his own wife 'to desire her' be committing adultery according to Jesus at Matthew 5:28?

Matthew 5:28 says "but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart." (Young's literal) It seems to be a ...
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Did Jesus believe in ghosts / disembodied spirits?

Luke 24:36-39 (NASB): 36 Now while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and ...
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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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Does Matthew 5:18 shed any light on the spoken language of Jesus?

English Standard Version Matthew 5:18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. American Standard Version ...
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Swear or not swear?

In Deuteronomy 10:20 (NASB) You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him, and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. In Matthew 5:34-37 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; ...
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In Matthew 16:18, was Jesus referring to Peter or himself when he said "upon this rock"? [duplicate]

In Matthew 16:18, was Jesus referring to Peter or himself when he said "upon this rock, i will build my church"? 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will ...
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Where do demons spend most of their time: in humans or in the heavenly places?

Matthew 12:43-45 gives me the impression that demons are constantly in the lookout for humans with "open doors" to inhabit. They find no comfort in living anywhere other than a human. 43 “...
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Matthew 21:31: Does "go" imply an action happening at the time of speaking?

Does "go" in Matthew 21:31: imply an action happening at the time of speaking (that is, like Present Continuous Tense general usage in English) or is it more of a general idea about ...
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What is the "Law" to be preserved? What is "everything" and how "accomplished"?

Sorry for asking so broadly (no prior homework done on semiotics, say). I'm completely new to Biblical Hermeneutics! Specifically, will accomplishment of the Law mean the Law starts to disappear ...
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Does Matthew 28:19 involve a spoken baptismal formula?

Is there anything in the text of Matthew 28:19 that teaches we should speak a baptismal formula before baptizing someone? While I think it's good practice, is a spoken formula taught anywhere in the ...
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Fishers of men vs evangelist

English Standard Version Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” English Standard Version 2 Timothy 4:5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure ...
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Is Matthew 18:20 literally true? Does Jesus possess the divine ability of omnipresence?

Matthew 18:20 (NIV): 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Is Jesus literally omnipresent?
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Why did Jesus have the authority to forgive sins, why did the scribes take it as a blasphemy, and was this authority also given to men in general?

In Mark 2:5-12 Jesus surprises the scribes by forgiving the sins of (and miraculously healing) a paralytic. The scribes took it as a blasphemy, as they believed that forgiveness of sins was a ...
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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 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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When is the marriage of the Lamb? (Revelation 19:9)

The gospel of Matthew says “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven” (Mt 22:30, KJV). But then the Revelation of John says: "...
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Is the Sermon on the Mount based on Leviticus?

In Leviticus 19:17 (NASB) ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may certainly rebuke your neighbor, but you are not to incur sin because of him. Then in Matthew 5:22 (NASB) ...
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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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What did Jesus mean by saying "and great was its fall" at Matt 7: 27?

We read at Matt 7 : 26-27 (NRSVCE) : And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, ...
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What can be worse than the punishment of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Jude 1:7 New International Version In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer ...
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Is Leviticus 24 13-23 in contradiction with new testament?

I hope you can help me out with this dilemma. In Leviticus 24 (https://www.catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=3...) God says to Moses the following (V16): Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD must ...
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You have overcome the evil one. Really?

Matthew 6:13 New International Version And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 1 John 2:14c I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives ...
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Gehenna (γέεννα) vs Hades (ᾅδης)

Mark 9:45 NIV And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. Berean Literal Bible And if your foot ...
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Are all Christians destined to go to heaven? John 14:2-3 [closed]

John 14:2-3 KJV 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and ...
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What does the greek word ´world´ mean in matthew 24:14?

One of the words for the world in greek is οἰκουμένῃ. I´ve heard people use this to mean the roman empire. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all ...
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four generations from Rahab to David?

In Matthew 1:5 it appears that there are only 4 generations from Rahab to David. This doesn't seem possible. I thought that period would have been 300-400 years (Judges). Am I missing something?
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Did God abandon Jesus? Why? [duplicate]

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭27:46‬ ‭
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Did the 5 foolish virgins lose their salvation or were they never saved to begin with?

Matthew 25:1-13 (NIV) reads: The Parable of the Ten Virgins “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were ...
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Word order in subject-predicate nominative constructions

Hi I am studying the use of the nominative and especially looking at the subject-predicate nominative constructions. I read the following in Matt 6:22: Matthew 6:22 (UBS5): Ὁ λύχνος τοῦ σώματός ἐστιν ...
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"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth" moment? [closed]

In Exodus 4:23 (NASB) So I said to you, ‘Let My son go so that he may serve Me’; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I am going to kill your son, your firstborn.”’” In Matthew 5:38-39 (NASB) ...
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How did the first disciples of Jesus come to be?

In John 1:35-42, 2 of John’s disciples followed Jesus after John announced the Christ’s presence. “Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus....
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What is the correct translation of Matthew 5:13 "How shall it be salted?"

The ESV translation of Matthew 5:13 says “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty?[a] It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and ...
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Was John the Baptist wearing a prophet's garment in Matthew 3:4?

Matthew 3:4 NIV 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. Similarly the prophet in Zechariah is said to have worn a ...

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