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The Temple Tax paid by a fish

In Matthew 17 The Temple Tax why doesn’t Jesus condemn Simon Peter of blasphemy after he lies to the tax collectors about Jesus having already paid the Temple Tax? It’s quite obvious from the chapter ...
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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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Thirty Pieces of Silver in Jeremiah as quoted in Matthew 27:9-10 and : was it really blood money?

In common parlance, "thirty pieces of silver" is practically synonymous with "blood money." Does the Bible teach that this amount was the normal price for betraying someone and ...
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Isaiah 23:18 's “harlot’s wages” being “set apart to the Lord” an example of Proverbs 18:22 “the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous”

( Remotely Related: Isaiah's prophecy of 70 Years of Tyre ) I might be asking the obvious. Isaiah 23:17-18 New American Standard Bible 1995 17 It will come about at the end of seventy years that ...
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Were the kermata of the temple moneychangers the money of the African state Kerma?

When reading the john/2-15 on expelling money-changers and cattle traders from the temple I went to look up the word kerma/ta κέρματα / κέρμα [1] which is usually translated as small (bronze) coins. ...
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Why does Mt. 19:21 say to sell instead of to directly give?

Why does Mt. 19:21 say to make money off one's possessions and give the money to the poor: Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt ...
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Did Hezekiah pay the tribute to Sennacherib?

2 Kings 18:14-16 (NIV) 14 So Hezekiah king of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria at Lachish: “I have done wrong. Withdraw from me, and I will pay whatever you demand of me.” The king of ...
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Why did the ex-magicans in Acts 19:19 burn an enormously expensive amount of books?

Acts 19:19 reads (NKJV, emphasis mine): Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it ...
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Is (Proverbs 6:1-3) broad enough to go beyond financial debt obligations/money lending etc.,?

Proverbs 6:1-3 New American Standard Bible 1995 Parental Counsel 6 My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have [a]given a pledge for a stranger, 2 If you have been snared with the words ...
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Any reason why Paul didn't collect financial support from the Corinthians?

Paul had a deep conversational letter with the Corinthians, and often in the letter he said he didn't want to get any financial support from them but he collects support from Macedonia while in ...
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Is wealth no longer a sign of a covenant? [closed]

The Old Covenant, entered into with the physical bloodline children of Israel, makes this remark, as a sign that validated the covenant “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives ...
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In Psalm 113:7 verse, what is suggested by the use of the word "poor"?

Sorry if I am lingering on the use of the word "poor" in the bible too many times. Psalm 113:4-9 New American Standard Bible 1995 4 The Lord is high above all nations; His glory is above ...
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When Proverbs 14:31 uses the word "poor", what does the word "poor" suggest?

Most of proverbs scripture verses stand by themselves. However, could someone please read and analyze Proverbs 14:31 verse along with the Hebrew translation further down below, and post back a ...
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Did Jesus’ family move up the economic social ladder?

Under the old covenant a woman who had given birth was required to offer a sacrifice. This sacrifice could also determine how well to do or not so well to do she was “and he shall offer it before the ...
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Was Jesus rich or poor? Matthew 2:11 vs. Matthew 8:19-20

Matthew 2:10-11 (ESV): 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. ...
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When was Jesus rich? 2 Corinthian 8:9

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭8:9‬ ‭ This either means ...
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Mary's expensive perfume vs Judas 30 pieces of silver

John 12: 3 Then Mary took about a pint of expensive perfume, made of pure nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. ...
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(Psalm 15:5) Associate the fragment verse "He does Not put out his money at interest" with "against the innocent"?

If we took the first part of Psalm 15:5a which states "He does Not put out his money at interest" to be understood by and in itself then in my opinion, we would be taking said fragment verse ...
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Proverbs 27:13 B, NASB: "And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge."

I have read previous Q&A about this verse, but they seem to be completely focused on the issue of the foolishness of guaranteeing the loan of a stranger. The part that I don't quite comprehend is ...
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( Chronicles 26:20-28) Differences/Similarities between treasures of the dedicated gifts and the treasures of the house of God

In order to get a better understanding of how finances/money that the ancient Israelites gave to government and/or religious institutes, I was trying to get a better understanding of what made up the ...
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( Exodus 22:15 ) (exegesis) Elaborate on "if it is hired, it came for its hire."

Exodus 22:14-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 14 “If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution. 15 If ...
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In the context of Galatians 2:1-14, what does Paul suggest by using the word "poor"?

In the context of Galatians 2:1-14, what does Paul suggest by using the word "poor"? Is Paul only referring to the financially poor? Could Paul have also be referring to those who have No Christ-...
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In 1 Corinthians 16:2 does εὐοδόω ("prosper") refer to "income" or "profit"?

I have heard many different individuals cite I Corinthians 16:2, stating that the New Testament teaches that tithing is to be out of an individuals gross income. However, my impression of the word ...
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How much were sacrificial animals worth?

Leviticus 4-5 describes animal sacrifices. The chief priest had to bring a bull, while ordinary Israelites brought a female goat or lamb. Those who were too poor to afford a goat or sheep could offer ...
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Leviticus 27 - fee for service or redemption price?

Leviticus 27:2-8 gives the "valuations" of people vowed to God. For example, If anyone makes a special vow to the LORD involving the valuation of persons, then the valuation of a male from twenty ...
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What does Isaiah 55:1 mean by "buying without money"?

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1 (ESV) What does Isaiah 55:1 ...
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In Job 42:10-11, why did Job receive "gold rings" from his friends?

At the end of the book of Job,after Job has prayed for his friends Job 42:10-11 it is written that each of Job's friends gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring, (NIV) All his brothers and ...
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Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?

Jesus, said this: Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” ESV, Matthew 19:21 But ...
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How would Jacob have offered a tithe?

In Genesis 28:22 Jacob makes a vow including a promise to give God a tenth (tithe) of whatever God gives to Jacob. Earlier we see Abraham give his tenth to the high priest of Salem, Melchizedek. And ...
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Did Luke intend the account of Ananias and Sapphira to be reminiscent of Achan?

I was thinking tonight about how the essential form of the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 parallels the story of Achan in Joshua 7. Both stories feature people lying to the people of God in ...
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In Luke 11:42 and Matthew 23:23 did Jesus endorse tithing for all when addressing the Pharisees?

Here's the text of Luke 11:42: “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the ...
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Did King Hezekiah do something wrong in showing off his wealth to emissaries from Babylonia in II Kings 20?

The Hezekiah (Heb: Chizkiyahu) narrative in II Kings (chapters 17 – 20) and Isaiah (36 – 39) concludes on a dissonant and haunting confrontation between King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah ...
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Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth?

Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth? The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.ESV The ...
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