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Investigation into the meaning or use of an individual word across a body of writing.

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Does “thousand generations” in Exodus 20:6, Deuter 7:9 and 1Chronicles 16:15 mean that Earthly World will last for at least thirty thousand years?

In Exodus 20:6, Deuteronomy 7:9 and 1Chronicles 16:15 the phrase "thousand generations" had mentioned, does this mean that the Earthly World will last for at least thirty thousand years? The concept ...
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What did Jesus imply in John 11:9,10?

"Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, ...
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Can the term “one God” in Paul apply to anyone but the Father? (Eph 4:6)

Paul uses the term “one God” three times. In two of them he explicitly identifies the Father as the one God [1] and in one the Father can be identified contextually. [2,3]. There are no OT or NT ...
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What is the meaning of “deliver” in Matthew 6:13? “but deliver us from evil”. E.S.V

Already on this site are several questions regarding this verse but none that I have read really hone in on the word "deliver". The point and detail of this question is: What is the semantic range ...
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What does 'wrest' the scriptures mean, 2 Peter 3:16?

In 2 Peter 3:16, the apostle Peter says : As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable ...
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Is the Greek word Protoktistos used anywhere in the Bible?

Arguing against the teaching that Jesus is a created being, some point out that calling him the firstborn of all creation (Colossians 1:15)does not mean the first created. The trinitarian will often ...
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What are the differences and similarities in the meanings of “light” in 2 Corinthians 4:6 and “brightness” in Hebrews 1:3?

What are the differences and similarities in the meanings of light ( φωτισμός, οῦ, ὁ ) in 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, ...
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What does “be done” mean in Matthew 6:10 “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? E.S.V

"your will be done" seems not to be a request. e.g. It does not use the word "give" as in "give us this day". Could the Greek be translated "your will is done", Making a statement of fact: God's ...
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Rhema versus Logos

What is the difference between ‘rhema’ and ‘Logos’? Does the difference between these two words provide deeper understanding to the mystery of ‘the Word was made flesh (John 1:14)’ and ‘God was ...
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Anyone familiar with the “Bridge” method used at Liberty University, Lynchburg VA? PDF? [closed]

Liberty has an author, short book, and seemingly the data points I want (or am used to) hit when E.H. If unavailable is there similar or another set I can adapt in presentation of God's sermons?
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יְשׁוּעָ֑ה ( Yeshua) in Isaiah 52: 7 refer directly to the Messiah?

Does יְשׁוּעָ֑ה ( Yeshua) in Isaiah 52: 7 refer directly to the Messiah ? Is this a poetic play on words? ie, a proper noun to describe salvation, referring to the coming Saviour/ Messiah in cryptic ...
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Exodus 4:22-26 - who was God going to kill?

And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord", Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will ...
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Hebrew for “desire [to be] for [io]”

What is the relationship between the phrases translated (NRSV) "your desire shall be for your husband" (Gen. 3:16) spoken by God to Eve and "its desire is for you" (Gen. 4:7) spoken by God to Cain?
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Hebrew and Greek translated “fiat”

To what extent is the utterance "Let it be [done to me]"—attributed to Mary (Luke 1:38) and translated as "fiat" in the Vulgate—equivalent to the utterance "Let there be [light]"—attributed to God (...
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What does “chose us in him” mean? Eph 1v4 E.S.V. “he chose us in him before the foundation of the world”

I want to suggest four thoughts related to, chose "us" in him: A]. He chose us [who are] in him [no mention of how we got there] to be holy, v5, and to receive the benefits of of adoption. B]. ...
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Question regarding “baptism for the remission of sins” in Acts 2:38

The Nicene Creed declares: “We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.” However, while doing research into this subject, I found this quote from the Lion Book of Christianity regarding ...
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What does justice/judgment (mishpat) refers to in Psalm 105:7?

In Psalm 105 (ESV), the Psalmist asks Israel to "remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered" (v5), where he reviewed how the LORD delivered them from ...
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Jesus Christ was concealed in Old Testament why? [closed]

Jesus in the Old Testament was concealed for a reason, but then the New Testament makes him known. Please explain to me, with scriptural backing, why GOD could only bring forth the manifested Christ ...
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In Job 33:23 what does “what constitutes his uprightness” mean?

Job 33: 23 אִם־יֵשׁ עָלָיו׀ מַלְאָךְ מֵלִיץ אֶחָד מִנִּי־אָלֶף לְהַגִּיד לְאָדָם יָשְׁרֹו׃ NET 23 If there is an angel beside him, one mediator out of a thousand, to tell a person what ...
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What is 'arrayed' more gloriously in a lily, than in all of that in which Solomon was arrayed?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. [Matthew 6:28,29 KJV....
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In David's curse of Joab in 2 Samuel 3:29 what is intended by “takes hold of a distaff”?

2 Sam 3:29 NASB "May it fall (whirl) on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not fail from the house of Joab one who has a discharge, or who is a leper, or who takes hold ...
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In Exodus 13:17, is the uncertainty of outcome part of the meaning of the Hebrew word 'peradventure'/'might' is serving as translation of?

Exodus 13:17 reads, in my Bible: And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said,...
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In John 4:24, what does it mean to “worship in Spirit and truth”?

John 4:24 says "God is Spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." How do we know we are worshipping in Spirit and in truth?
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What is the difference between **power ( כֹּחַ )** and **might ( חַיִל )** in Zechariah 4:6?

What is the difference between power ( כֹּחַ ) and might ( חַיִל ) in Zechariah 4:6? I was studying the verse with interlinear bibleand got these words power - koach ( כֹּחַ ) which means --> a ...
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The use of the word “Holy One”

The old testament talks about the Holy One of Israel(Isaiah 30:11),could it be referring to Jesus or King David?
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In Eph. 6:16 should τὰ βέλη be darts or arrows?

This is more of an English usage question than Greek, but even modern translations are split on this. In Eph. 6:16 should τὰ βέλη be darts or arrows? Development of weaponry (using modern English) ...
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Is there a word in hebrew that sounds like “ya seen/ya sin”? [closed]

If it's exists, what does it mean? Is it moon god? tried to search lots of online translator site but none of them support text-to-speech or speech-to-text correctly.
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How to reconcile “Carry one another’s burdens” in Galatians 6:1 and “carry his own load” in Galatians 6:5

I am trying to get the flow of what is written in Galatians 6:1–10: 1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch ...
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Doing good and doing evil in John 5:29

John 5:29 (Interlinear) 29 καὶ (and) ἐκπορεύσονται (will come forth) — οἱ (those) τὰ (-) ἀγαθὰ (good) ποιήσαντες (having done), εἰς (to) ἀνάστασιν (the resurrection) ζωῆς (of life); οἱ (-) ‹δὲ› (...
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Is “the bread is in effect common” (1 Samuel 21:5) as translated by the NKJV accurate?

The MT reads: וַיַּ֩עַן֩ דָּוִ֨ד אֶת־הַכֹּהֵ֜ן וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֗וֹ כִּ֣י אִם־אִשָּׁ֤ה עֲצֻֽרָה־לָ֙נוּ֙ כִּתְמ֣וֹל שִׁלְשֹׁ֔ם בְּצֵאתִ֕י וַיִּהְי֥וּ כְלֵֽי־הַנְּעָרִ֖ים קֹ֑דֶשׁ וְהוּא֙ דֶּ֣רֶךְ חֹ֔ל ...
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Why has μετανοήσατε been translated as “repent” in Acts 2:38?

So far as I can tell, this Greek word means something like a change of mind, or a change of heart. Then the Vulgate says "pœnitentiam agite" which seems to mean do penance, something like a punitive ...
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In Isaiah 1:3 LXX, what is “τὸν κτησάμενον”?

The word is not found in BDAG because it is only used in the OT, not in the NT.However, this is what the other Lexicons have: https://logeion.uchicago.edu/κτάομαι [Isa 1:3 LXX] (3) ἔγνω βοῦς τὸν ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14?

What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14? 1 Corinthians 1:9 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the ...
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What is the “good conscience” mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:5,19

What is the "good conscience" mentioned in 1 Timothy 1:5,19 ? 1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 ...
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Is infancy a better and more accurate translation? 2 Timothy 3:15

This particular verse “and how from childhood (βρεφους) you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭2 ...
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What does “the same” mean in “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Heb 13:8 ESV?

Just before this verse faith is mentioned, so perhaps the meaning of Heb 13:8 is that Jesus can always be trusted. Though Jesus can always be trusted "the same" might go beyond this and include other ...
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What are the “these things” referred to in 1 Timothy 4:15?

What are the "these things" referred to in 1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. ? Is this the same word used in ...
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Why is favour said to be “found” in the Bible?

Why is favour said to be “found,” although people were not searching for it? Why does it not instead say, “favour found Noah” in Genesis 6:8? 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. NKJV, ©...
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Are the words “broken” & “contrite” in Psalm 51:17 used as the attributes of Christ any where in the scripture?

Are the words "broken" & "contrite" in Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. used as the attributes of Christ ...
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What is the difference between “knowledge” in Ephesians 3:19 & “wisdom ” in 1 Corinthians 1:30?

What is the difference between "knowledge" in Ephesians 3:19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. ( AKJV ) & "...
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Did biblical authors intentionally use repeated words to connect passages within their writing?

In my study of the gospel of Mark, as I try to uncover Mark's intent in various passages, I rely heavily on the literary device of repeated words. Specifically, I assume that if a Greek word only ...
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When Jesus said to Peter” Satan hath desired to have you…” what did he mean (Lk 22:31-34)

The famous passage spoken by Jesus unto Peter reads: “Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, ...
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In Galatians 2:11 what does Paul mean when he says that Peter “stood condemned”?

[Gal 2:11 NASB] (11) But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. [Gal 2:11 MGNT] (11) ὅτε δὲ ἦλθεν Κηφᾶς εἰς Ἀντιόχειαν κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτῷ ...
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Whose face is seen in “They shall see his face”? Rev 22v4 ESV

In this verse both "his face" and "his name" are mentioned. However in Rev 14v1 both his name and his Father's name are written on their foreheads. It appears to me that his face could be: 1. The ...
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δόλος = deceit in John 1:47

On the account of Jesus' encounter with Nathanael, this is written: Joh 1:47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” (ESV) ...
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What is the meaning of “is” in “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” in 1John 4v8? AV

To say something e.g. x "is" something else e.g. 5, is a way to explain x. To say that a tower "is" tall may be just one of many features. The tower may also be square or round. i.e. one of many ...
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In the context of Matthew 11:25 is “thank” the best translation of ἐξομολογοῦμαί?

[Mat 11:25 NLT] (25) At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing ...
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What are the “elements” in “the elements will melt with fervent heat”? NKJV. 2 Peter 3:10

Here are 3 possibilities: c.2000 years ago in Greek culture the elements were fire, earth, water, metal and wood. To the modern scientific mind, as when the N.K.J.V. was written, elements may ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:5 how should we understand “not well pleased” and “overthrown”?

[1Co 10:5 ASV] (5) Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. [Num 14:16 KJV] (16) Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the ...
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In 2 Corinthians 10:8 what is meant by “put to shame”?

2Co 10:7-9 ASV(7) Ye look at the things that are before your face. If any man trusteth in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again with himself, that, even as he is Christ's, so also ...