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Questions tagged [word-study]

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

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What does “End” mean definitionally in Rom 10:4?

Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. This scripture is in regards to righteousness? Is this speaking of Christ as the limit or end, total ...
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How many is “a multitude” of heavenly hosts in Luke 2:13

I’ve heard someone teach that it si translated as “murias” which means tens of thousands. The number in the Strong’s is 3461. The Greek word I come up with is “plethos” #4128 which is defined as 1) a ...
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What is the “sin” referred to in Hebrews 11:25?

Hebrews 11:25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. What is the sin referred to here?
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What does “such things” refer to in Hebrews 11:14

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Hebrews 11:14 What does such things refer to? How and where did they say such things?
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Did God create evil? [on hold]

God created the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and placed it in the Garden of Eden. So could there have been the knowledge of evil if evil itself had actually not been in existence created by God? ...
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What is the extent of the silence commanded of women in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12?

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35And if they will learn any thing, let ...
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What did Jesus teach about water baptism and discipleship in Matthew 28:19,20?

[Mat 28:19-20 KJV] 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have ...
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The ultimate source of evil [on hold]

In John 19:10-11 we read: Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest ...
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Is sin coming “through” Adam like a train passing “through” a tunnel? [on hold]

Romans 5v12 We see a train come out of a tunnel and we think it is passing through that tunnel. We do not assume the tunnel made the train. We read that "through one man sin entered the world" but we ...
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What does “fear of the Lord” in 2 Chronicles 14:13-15 mean?

2 Chronicles 14:13-15 13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until none remained alive, for they were broken before the Lord and his army. ...
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What is a biblically probable understanding of 'the Lord's day'? [duplicate]

Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day... Above is the only reference to the Lord's day /Κυριακή ἡμέρα what answer can be gathered from Scripture to know what this means? I would like ...
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In 2 Cor 5:14 what is the meaning of “one has died for all”?

In 2 Cor 5:14, "For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died." NIV v11 "we" =people in the church. v12 "We","us",and "you" are all people in ...
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What can be the theological meaning of John 19:34 [on hold]

I have done some research, but I want a ‘pedagogical ‘ meaning, what is the message, the positive. Thank you.
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Does God see us as a Virgin Bride? [on hold]

Are we, in faith made a virgin (untouched, unspoiled, untainted, immaculate, pristine, flawless) by God imputing perfection to us?
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What does “give” mean in “they will give account to Him”? 1 Pet4v5 [E.S.V.]

"apodo" occurs some 47 times in the N.T. and having gone through several of these the meaning, appears to me, to be always to "give back". e.g.Mat 20v8 E.S.V. makes it "pay", but the context is pay ...
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What is the Greek name for Joshua? [closed]

Help me, please and thank you. A Sunday School lesson needs this answer as soon as possible. I'm not able to find it by myself.
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How to determine scope and applicability of a passage, with focus on John 6:32-51?

What is the scope of the bread of life discourse in John? I have always, along with most commentators I've read, thought it was universal because of terms "world" (33, 51), "he who" and "anyone" (35, ...
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In Matthew 7:23 does Jesus say he will “profess” or “confess” to the goats or that he “agrees with” them?

[Matthew 7:22-23 KJV] 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then ...
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How had God hedged in Job? (Job 3:23)

How had God hedged in Job in Job 3:23? Job Speaks Job 3:23 Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in? Compare or contrast Job 1:10 (1:8-10 but especially ...
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In Zechariah 13:7 why does the LORD refer to the messiah as his “neighbor”?

In this amazing prediction of the events of the first century it refers to the death of the Shepherd of his People (Messiah, son of David) arranged by God, after which he will turn his attention to ...
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What is meant by “before the Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23? [duplicate]

"23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next. Truly I tell you, you will not reach all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes." Matthew 10:23 BSB While I feel that this ...
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In John 1:14 what does it mean that the LOGOS “became flesh”?

If a lawyer works in England and then goes to the U.S.A. and becomes a lawyer there, they have not changed in that they are the same person but now in different circumstances. Did Jesus change by ...
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In 2 Samuel 23:20 who were the “Lion Men of Moab”?

I have stumbled upon a passage in Scriptures (KJV) that spoke about a couple of "lion men" of Moab or specifically, "Ariels" that were killed along with a lion in 2 Samuel 23:20: [2Sa 23:20 KJV] ...
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What is the most exact translation of the Greek word δωρεάν?

I came across this word most notably when reading the book of John where it says But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’ John 15:25 BSB The word δωρεάν ...
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In 1 Timothy 2:4 does “all” refer to all men or to all “sorts” of men?

In Interlinear Greek-English New Testament, Baker books, in the literal translation section of 1 Timothy 2:4 is "who all [sorts] of men desires to be saved". I think that pantas here is being seen as ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek word “ἐχθροὺς” in Matthew 5:44?

NIV Matt. 5:44 “But I tell you, love your enemies (Gk. “ἐχθροὺς”) and pray for those who persecute you, …” What is the usage of the Greek word “ἐχθροὺς” in Matt 5:44?
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The Greek word “Stauros” does it mean Cross or Stake?

Which is right; Cross or Satke; according to the Greek word and not Church traditions? Example of the use of "Stake." NWT Matthew 16:24 "Then Jesus said to his disciples: “If anyone wants to come ...
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What does “the prince of the power of the air” mean in Eph2v2? [duplicate]

Certainly the air has an appearance of power in a tornado. But since God rules over the wind and the waves the air is not autonomous. May we conclude from this title that the Devil may appear powerful ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:28 what does it mean that Jesus is “subjected”?

In this quote from Paul's writings about the post resurrection Jesus; how can Jesus be "subjected" to God if he is God? What does the Greek word for "subjected" mean? MLVBL 1 Cor. 15:27-28 "But ...
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What do the “four horns” in Zechariah 1:18-21 refer to?

Can somebody help me out in finding this answer. If we read prophet Zechariah it mentioned four horns which refers to Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. But I didn't get this, it was four horns but we see ...
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What does it mean to be meek, as commanded and praised in the Scriptures?

Psalm 22:26 KJV — The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. Psalm 37:11 KJV — But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall ...
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In Genesis 1:31, what does “very good” mean?

In general, “Very good” is relative, i.e. better than “good” but not as good as “very, very good.” Certainly not absolute, i.e. “perfect.” Even if “very good” did mean “perfect” that could mean that ...
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What are the Benefits Of Death According to the Will of God? [closed]

What are the benefits of death to believers according to the Apostle John's writings in the New Testament?
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What exactly is meant by “works” in John 14:12?

John is, in my honest opinion, one of the most fascinating books of the Bible. This fascinating aspect of John often comes attached with a difficulty of interpretation as well. My concern starts with ...
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In Genesis 1:1 is “elohim” a personal proper name, a title, or a common noun?

Is Elohim in Genesis 1:1 a personal proper name, a title, or a common noun?: KJV Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Since the verb in Genesis 1:1 is singular ...
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Why should a premature birth require a penalty (Exodus 21:22-23)?

22 If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely[e] but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court ...
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What is the correct translation of the Greek word “parousia,” is it “presence” or “coming”?

“Presence” is over a period of time and “coming” is an instant in time? The Greek word rendered “coming” in Mat 24:30 differs from the Greek word in Mat 24:3 rendered “presence/coming.” Presence:- ...
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In 3 John 1:14 who are “the friends”?

CSB 3 John 1:14: Peace to you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name. mGNT 3 John 1:14: εἰρήνη σοι ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ φίλοι ἀσπάζου τοὺς φίλους κατ’ ὄνομα What does he mean by "...
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In Judges 15:20 what does it mean that Samson “judged” Israel for twenty years?

KJV Judges 15:20 And he [Samson] judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years. To read Samson's story is to watch a man of action, always anxious to be in the action. At least in the KJV,...
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Should Jehovah or Yahweh be the English text of the New Testament? [closed]

Should God’s name Jehovah or Yahweh appear in the English New Testament text were there is a quote from the Old Testament, for example at Matthew 22:44 & Romans 10:13? Roman 10:13 “For all ...
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To Make Distinction between Law, Commandments, Judgments,Precepts, Statutes, Testimonies in Ps 119 (KJV) [closed]

I'm reading Psalm 119 in KJV and having difficulty making a distinction between - Law, Commandments, Judgments, Precepts, Statutes, Testimonies and Ordinances. I am certain they were translated from ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:29, what is meant by διακρίνων?

The word is used by Paul here: NIV 1 Corinthians 11: 27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood ...
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In Ephesians 2:2 is Paul speaking of “the course” of the world or “Aeon of the world”?

NIV Eph 2:2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. MGNT 2:2 ἐν ...
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What is the “word of the oath” mentioned in Hebrews 7:28?

Hebrews 7:28 refers to “the word of the oath” in discussing the high priesthood of Jesus Christ. What is the word of the oath?: [Heb 7:23-28 ESV] 23 The former priests were many in number, because ...
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Is Proverbs 25:20 about singing songs to an “evil” heart or to a “sad” one?

Proverbs 25: 20 (NASB, literal translation in bold) "Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on natron, Is he who sings songs to an evil heart." I didn't understand this when ...
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Why do the King James and some other versions translate וְשַׁ֣בְתִּֽי as “And I returned”? (Ecclesiastes 4:1)

King James and some other versions translated וְשַׁ֣בְתִּֽי as "And I returned" whereas many other versions translated it differently. I further observed all the oppression that goes on under the ...
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In Proverbs 31:1 what is meant by “oracle” (מַשָּׂא, χρηματισμός)?

NET Bible Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, an oracle (מַשָּׂא) that his mother taught him: LXX οἱ ἐμοὶ λόγοι εἴρηνται ὑπὸ θεοῦ βασιλέως χρηματισμός ὃν ἐπαίδευσεν ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ BHS ...
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Does Romans 13:1-17 teach that it is a sin to disobey any of the laws of the land in which someone is living?

What does the expression “let every one be subject...) from Romans 13:1 mean? Is it used interchangeable with the Law of God?
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I AM OR NOT I AM? [closed]

Did God really call himself "I am" or not at Ex. 3:14 as the Hebrew for "I am" is not therein? What do the texts show me? "God said to Moshe: EHYEH ASHER EHYEH/I will be-there howsoever I will be-...
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Question about the “daily” sacrifice. What might it refer to?

My question arises and is asked from a futurist prophetic perspective - that the ultimate fulfillments will be in future events leading up to Christ's return. It is not about the accepted ...