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

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Is the god in Daniel 11:38 a god of "Fortresses" or of "Egypt"?

מִצְרַ֖יִם (miṣ·ra·yim) is the original Hebrew name for Egypt. Mizraim is the dual form of matzor, meaning a "mound" or "fortress". מָֽעֻזִּ֔ים (mā·‘uz·zîm) is the name of the god ...
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What does the greek word ὑπάρχων (hyparchōn) tell us about Jesus' existence in Philippians 2:6?

Philippians 2:6 YLT who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God, ὑπάρχων (hyparchōn) Strong's 5225: To begin, am, exist, be in possession. From hupo and archomai; to begin ...
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Why does Romans 14:11 use two different Voices?

Ro 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow (2578) (5692) to me, and every tongue shall confess (1843) (5698) to God. Do the two differences in "Voice" ...
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Does 'blot out' give a false impression of the meaning of the Hebrew in Isaiah 43:25?

Robert Young's Analytical Concordance gives machah as the word in both Isaiah 43:25 and Isaiah 44:22 (and occurring a total of sixteen times in the Hebrew Bible) : I -- I am He who is blotting out ...
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Why does the Aramaic Bible in Plain English put "The old is sweet"?

Luke 5:39 "And no man drinks old wine and at once desires the new , for he says,'The old is sweet'. Commenting on this verse Ellicott says: "new or sweet wine, drunk within a year or so of ...
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What does the term in Job 1:7 and 2:2 mean?

In both Job 1:7 and 2:2 Satan says to God: And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down ...
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Is Exodus 21:22 about a premature birth or a miscarriage?

Exodus 21:22-25 reads (emphasis added): If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman'...
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What is the most accurate English translation of John 16:25 with respect to “figurative language”?

I understand that the definition of παροιμία (paroimia) in John 16:25 is: “a by-word, proverb, adage, 2 Pet. 2:22; in NT an obscure saying, enigma, Jn. 16:25, 29; a parable, similitude, figurative ...
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In which verses, if any, is the word ܨܘܘܬܐ used in the Syriac Peshitta Bible? [closed]

Also, does this word have a different meaning in Syriac when compared to other dialects of Aramaic?
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How do we understand God's rejection of Saul in 1 Sam. 15:23, 28?

The verses in question read as follows: 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also ...
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What is the significance of the term 'bone and flesh' in Job 2:5?

In Gen. 2:23, 24 we this term used by Adam in the following way: 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 ...
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Why does Job say 'shall I return there' in Job 1:21?

In Job 1:21 we read: And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. (KJV) What I want ...
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What does 'son of Belial' mean in 1 Sam. 25:17?

I am trying to understand what a 'son of Belial' is in light of the example of Nabal. In 1 Sam. 25:17 it says: Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our ...
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Do Acts 1:8 and Romans 1:16 refer to different types of power?

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) 16 For I am ...
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Does Job 32:1 also imply that his friends left?

In Job 32:1 we read: So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Do the words 'ceased to answer' also imply that his friends left his immediate presence? I am ...
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Why is it called the everlasting gospel in Rev. 14:6?

Why is the gospel called the everlasting gospel in Rev. 14:6: And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to ...
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Is the angel in Revelation 10:3 Jesus?

Revelation 10:3 says: And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. The fact that this angel is referred to as roaring like a lion ...
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Is the sealed book of Dan. 12:4 the same as the open book in Rev. 10?

The book that Daniel was told to seal, is that the same as the little book that was opened in the angel’s hand in Rev. 10? Daniel 12:4 reads: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, ...
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What are the lightnings referred to in Job 38:35?

Are these just natural lightning rods or a reference to fallen angels since Jesus does refer to Satan as falling like lightning from heaven in Lk. 10:18: And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as ...
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Are there different types of perfection according to Paul? 1 Corinthians 13:10, Philippians 3:12, 2 Timothy 3:17 & Ephesians 4:13

1 Corinthians 13:8-12 (ESV): 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in ...
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What is Jer. 48:11 refering to?

What does Jer. 48:11 refer to when it says that his smell/taste remains in him and his scent is not changed? What does the smell/taste and scent refer to?
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Is there any OT equivalent of the 'earthen vessel' concept in 2 Cor. 4:7?

I am looking at the words 'earthen vessel' and was wondering if this concept had a OT equal or not? I am looking for anything in the OT that could be conveying the concept of the treasure (the light ...
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Is there any deeper meaning to the word translated as 'potsherd' in Job 2:8?

I am looking at the word translated as 'potsherd' in Job 2:8 and was wondering if anyone came across any other OT evidence that suggests there is a deeper/symbolic meaning behind the fragment of ...
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"a temple", "the temple" or "temples" in 1 Corinthians 6:19?

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?" My emphasis. 1 Corinthians 6:19 ...
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Why are there three nouns and only one verb in Genesis 9:4 : '... but flesh (with its) life blood not (shall ye) eat'?

The literal rendering given for Genesis 9:4 states six Hebrew words : ... but flesh ('with its' from prepositional inflection) life blood not ('shall ye' from verbal inflection) eat. As it stands, ...
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Who is "your brother" in Deuteronomy 22:1-3?

Deuteronomy 22:1-3 reads (NKJV, emphasis mine): "You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother. ...
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Meaning of "food" and "drink" in Colossians 2:16

After Paul discusses Jesus abolishing the handwriting of requirements that were against us, he writes in Colossians 2:16-17 (NKJV, emphasis mine): So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or ...
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Does επανω in John 3:31 convey 'authority'?

John the Baptist says of Jesus that : He who from above comes, above all is. [John 3:31 EGNT literal] But the first 'above' is anothen and the second is epanw. The word anothen is also used in the ...
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Why מצא instead of נמצא in Genesis 2:20?

(Genesis 2:20, Masoretic) וַיִּקְרָ֨א הָֽאָדָ֜ם שֵׁמֹ֗ות לְכָל־הַבְּהֵמָה֙ וּלְעֹ֣וף הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וּלְכֹ֖ל חַיַּ֣ת הַשָּׂדֶ֑ה וּלְאָדָ֕ם לֹֽא־מָצָ֥א עֵ֖זֶר כְּנֶגְדֹּֽו׃ (DRB) And Adam called all the ...
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How does "obey/hypakouo" in Mark 1:27 compare with "obey/hypakouo" in Hebrews 5:9?

Mark 1:27 "And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.&...
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Translation of προσκυνεω in Matthew 4:9-10 vs 28:17

The New World Translation (NWT) translates προσκυνεω and προσκυνεω in Matthew 4:8-11 like so (emphasis mine): Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain and showed him all the ...
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What does "everyone" mean in "which enlightens everyone". John 1:9?

John 1:9 "The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world". ESV. My emphasis. "Everyone" might be everyone that ever was or will be, but Matthew Henry's ...
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Are kill (ἀποκτεῖναι) and destroy (ἀπολέσαι) synonyms? Mark 3:4, Luke 6:9 & Matthew 10:28

Mark 3:4 4 And he saith to them, `Is it lawful on the sabbaths to do good, or to do evil? life to save, or to kill (ἀποκτεῖναι)?' but they were silent. [YLT] Luke 6:9 9 Then said Jesus unto them, `...
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Mt. 12:32-Does Jesus imply, speaking against the Holy spirit includes denying His divinity and the personhood?

In V 32, Jesus speaks parallelism in that He clearly shows, as Himself is, the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, not a force or energy of some sort. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be ...
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Can men kill/take away our ψυχὴν (psychēn) or not? Matthew 10:28 vs. other passages (word study)

A. And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul [psychēn], but fear rather Him who is able both soul [psychēn] and body to destroy in gehenna [Matthew 10:28 YLT] vs....
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In Romans chapter 6, what does Paul mean by "death"? Biological death? Spiritual death? Some figurative meaning of death? All of them?

Romans 6 (ESV): What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 11:20; 14:23 suggest the Corinthians had their own room for worship?

Here are the verses in question (NKJV, bold emphasis mine): Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians 11:20) Therefore if the whole church ...
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Why do some people interpret John 1:1-2 to refer to "the Word of God" that is on the Rider in Revelation 19:13? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about the "rider on the white horse" (Rev 19:11-16), please read here I understand from the answers i received to my question, that some people refer to John 1:1-...
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What does "purpose" mean in "because of his own purpose and grace"? 2 Timothy 1:9

2 Timothy 1:9 "who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus". ESV My emphasis. Purpose. ...
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What are the "gates of Sheol"? Isaiah 38:10

Isaiah 38:10 (ESV): I said, In the middle of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years. We find similar expressions by David, Job and Jesus: Be gracious ...
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What did the medium of En-dor mean by "god(s)" in 1 Samuel 28:13?

1 Samuel 28:12-14: 12 And the woman seeth Samuel, and crieth with a loud voice, and the woman speaketh unto Saul, saying, `Why hast thou deceived me -- and thou Saul?' 13 And the king saith to her, `...
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Luke 13: 1-5 - What "μετανοῆτε" means in the context of Jesus' answer, semantically, repent of sin or turn from sin?

Text: Luke 13:1-5(ESV) There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these ...
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What does Acts 1:8 mean by "being a witness"?

Acts 1:8 (ESV): But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” What does it ...
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What does it mean to rejoice with trembling in Psalm 2:11?

Psalm 2:11 KJV Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Somehow the above the text seems contradictory in the sense that how could one rejoice yet at the same time tremble.My ...
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Is there any fundamental difference between the "spirit" of a human being ("breath of life") and the "spirit" of a disembodied (evil) spirit?

Simply put, I'm interested in knowing if there is any difference at all (in a fundamental sense) between two uses of the word "spirit": Context 1: "spirit" in the context of the ...
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What do the words "of old" mean in Deuteronomy 32:7 and Nehemiah 12:46?

Deauteronomy 32:7 ASV Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations: Ask thy father, and he will show thee; Thine elders, and they will tell thee. Nehemiah 12:46 ASV For in the days ...
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What does "prophecy" mean in Romans 12:6?

Romans 12:6-7 "Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his ...
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What is the cause and effect of "auto" being neuter in Romans 8:26?

Romans 8:26. KJB: "Likewise the Spir'it also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spir'it itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek - "having been born again"? 1 Pet 1:23

1 Pet 1:23 (NDLT, bold highlights word in question) having been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, by the living and abiding word of God Peter uses a word that seems to be used ...
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1 John 1:9 - What is the significance of the usage ὁμολογέω (confess) in the context?

In the Gospels, μετανοέω (repent) is used. Are there contextual factors using the ὁμολογέω in 1 John? Are there any Scriptural examples to differentiate the two: μετανοέω and ὁμολογέω? Text: 1 John ...
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