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Is the second of the Ten Commandments redundant?

In the Ten Commandments, the First Commandment prohibits having false gods: You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exod. 20:3; Deut 5:7, NKJV) The Second Commandment prohibits making carved images:...
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Is there any difference between the way we are to honor the Son and the way we are to honor the Father? John 5:22-23

John 5:22-23 (ESV): 22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor ...
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What does Paul mean when he states "that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord?"

Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV) 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and ...
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Why does God command all his angels to worship his Son, and what does this tell us about his Son's nature?

My understanding is that God is a jealous God and does not tolerate that anyone else be worshiped (Exodus 20:4-5; Luke 4:8). Yet, Hebrews 1:6 (NIV) says: 6 And again, when God brings his firstborn ...
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Is there theological significance in the word 'Allelujah' only occurring 4 times in the entire Christian Greek Scriptures, all of them in Rev. ch 19?

I would expect more than a few Allelujahs bursting from the lips of overjoyed Christians when they realised Jesus had arisen in triumph from the grave, but that is not recorded in the gospel accounts ...
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Why has the word ' prostrated ' been replaced in most translations of Mtt 2:11?

We see Mtt 2:11 having been translated with different phraseology across the versions.For instance : NRSV ACE : On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down ...
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Were the magi in Matthew 2 worshipping Jesus as God or King?

The article Why Did The Magi Worship Jesus? from OneGodWorship.com argues that the magi in Matthew 2 were worshipping Jesus as King, and had no intent to worship him as God. Now after Jesus was born ...
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What does προσκυνέω (translated *worship*) mean in Matt. 2:2?

There are many similar questions, and you will think it is a repeat unless you read the rest of the body. The magi seeking to worship a king seems strange. Even stranger is Herod's claim to want to ...
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Did the angel forget about Jesus when he claimed that God is the only one to be worshipped in Revelation 22:9?

When John fell down to worship the angel that had just showed him the prophetic visions of Revelation, the angel quickly stopped him in his tracks and corrected him for doing so, as he (the angel) was ...
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Why was the Angel Of The Lord worshiped by Joshua if he was just an angel?

Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
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Are musical instruments included in Ephesians 5:19?

In Ephesians 5:19, Christians are told to speak "to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord" (NKJV). Does the phrase "...
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Were there two tabernacles in David's time?

During the time of David and Solomon, the original Tabernacle of the Lord made by Moses was located in Gibeon (ex. 1 Ch 16:39, 21:29). But in 2 Sam 6:17 and 1 Ch 16:1, it said David moved the ark into ...
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Didn't David and Isaiah believe they would go to a paradise, in the presence of God, where they would worship Him, as soon as they died?

I admit one can get this impression from the following passages, which are commonly cited to make this point: 17 The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence. [Psalm 115:17 ...
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Why were some people allowed to build altars and sacrifice at places other than the Tabernacle?

In Leviticus 17:3-5, Moses commanded that all sacrifices were to be done at the tabernacle of God. This command was vehemently enforced when the nation thought the eastern tribes had built a second ...
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Exodus 20:4 order prohibiting making idols in the likeness heavenly aspects w/ Tabernacle(Exodus 25:18-) & Solomon's Temple(2 Chronicles 3:11)

20:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex לֹֽ֣א תַֽעֲשֶׂ֨ה־לְךָ֥֣ פֶ֣֙סֶל֙ ׀ וְכָל־תְּמוּנָ֡֔ה אֲשֶׁ֤֣ר בַּשָּׁמַ֣֙יִם֙ ׀ מִמַּ֡֔עַל וַֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר֩ בָּאָ֖֨רֶץ מִתַָּ֑֜חַת וַאֲשֶׁ֥֣ר בַּמַּ֖֣יִם ׀ ...
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What is the asherah as mentioned in 2 Kings 13:6?

2 Kings 13:6 describes the "asherah", "stem", or "pole" still in Samaria, was this used in the Baal worship that Jehu was supposed to have wiped out as noted in 2 Kings ...
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Is the Holy Spirit called YHWH and worshiped in Psalm 95 and Hebrews 3:7?

Hebrews 3:7-11 begins, "Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says" (NKJV, emphasis mine) and then quotes from Psalm 95:7-11. However, the one speaking in Psalm 95:7-11 "is our God" (v. 7, ...
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Who is being worshipped in Revelation 5:14?

Revelation 5:13-14 ESV: 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be ...
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In Acts 9:28, what is the meaning of "coming in and going out" (NKJV)?

In Acts 9:26-28, we read (NKJV, emphasis mine): And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. But ...
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Does the worship of the Lamb in Revelation 5 contradict the first commandment (Exodus 20:2-4)?

The Lamb is worshipped in Revelation 5 (ESV): Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty ...
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Why is the Holy Spirit not mentioned in the Book of Revelation? [closed]

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: RECEIVING THE BOOK OF REVELATION “GOD” gave the visions of Revelation to “JESUS CHRIST” ...
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Does Acts 12:21-23 prohibit worship of Kings?

Acts 12:21-23 says "Now on an appointed day Herod clothed himself in royal apparel, and sat on the judgment seat, and began addressing them. 22 But the people began to cry out, “It is the voice ...
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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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2 Kings 17:38 Do not fear (or worship?) other gods

worship תִֽירְא֖וּ (ṯî·rə·’ū) Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten In https://biblehub.com/2_kings/17-38.htm, 19 of 26 ...
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In the parallel accounts, why do Mark and Luke avoid using προσκυνέω (worship), with respect to Jesus?

I was comparing some of the synoptic accounts and noted that where Matthew uses προσκυνέω/proskuneō (prostrate before, worship), Mark and Luke generally don't. Here is where my observation started, as ...
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In Zephaniah 2:11, what people is this verse referring to?

Zephaniah 2:11 says, The Lord will be awesome to them, For He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, Each one from his own place, indeed all the shores of the ...
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In 1 Chr. 16:39, why did the Israelites worship at the Tabernacle in Gibeon when the Ark was in Jerusalem?

1 Chr. 15:1-16:36 details King David's efforts to move the Ark of the Covenant Jerusalem, and describes it being brought into the city. Then, 1 Chr. 37, 39-40 states that: David left Asaph and his ...
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Was "δεισιδαιμονεστέρους" truly used in a positive sense in Greek writing, and if so, where? [As found in Acts 17:22]

In Acts 17:22, there is the question of whether we should understand the word "δεισιδαιμονεστέρους" as "very superstitious" or as "very religious". Then Paul stood in ...
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Does Numbers 5:18 shed any light on Paul's Statement about women's Uncovered Hair? (1 Corinthians 11:5-6)

In the process of determining whether a wife is faithful to her husband, the priest was to uncover the woman's head. And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, ...
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Are Psalm 41:1-2 & Psalm 51:11-12 referring to the same spiritual experience?

Psalm 42:1-2 (ESV): As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 51:11-12 (ESV):...
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Did the dialogue with "the Woman at the Well" forecast, by anticipation, Jesus's prophecy about the Destruction of the Temple in Matthew 24?

Startling Statement Within the conversation with the Woman at the Well, Jesus made this astounding statement: Believe Me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither in this ...
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Does Matthew 4:10 teach that only YHWH/Jehovah can be worshiped?

In Matthew 4, Satan shows Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world and their glory" (NKJV) and says that he'll give it all to Jesus if He would worship him (vv. 8-9). Jesus rejects this, saying, ...
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Why did the demon-possessed Gadarene bow down before Jesus?

Mark 5:5-13 (NASB): 5 Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and cutting himself with stones. 6 Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down ...
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What is the Significance of pointing out an insignificant Tent instead of a glorious Temple for the Gentiles to come to?

The words of the prophet are in agreement with this, as it is written: After this I will rebuild David's fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the remnant of men may seek ...
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Is there any value in "giving thanks with one's spirit" when the person doing the thanksgiving lacks the gift of interpretation of tongues?

1 Corinthians 14:13-19 (ESV): 13 Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. 15 What am I to do? ...
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Ecclesiastes aims to desensitise us from worldly aspects ( and/or helps De-idolizing/De-worshipping worldly aspects?)

(Ecclesiastes 1:1-3) 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” 3 What advantage does man have in ...
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Worshipping the Worldly Bread of Jesus? - John 6

Context & Question. In John 6, one detail which is very heavily emphasized is about how the crowd of "disciples" are following Jesus not for the purpose of receiving spiritual bread, but ...
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Ephesians 5:22-33 husband should have a Passionate Love for his wife But 1 Corinthians 7:29 says husband(& wives) should Not idolize(worship) marriage

Ephesians 5:22-33 Marriage Like Christ and the Church 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, ...
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Does "Asor" (עָשׂוֹר) in Psalm 92:4 [MT] mean a "Tenth" in regards to a "Tithe" (מַעְשַׂ֤ר) instead of an instrument?

For Sabbath (Shabat, שַּׁבָּ֜ת) worship in Psalm 92, does "Asor" (עָשׂוֹר) mean a "Tenth" in regards to a Tithe (מַעְשַׂ֤ר) instead of an instrument? In Biblical Hebrew, "Asor&...
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