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Why was Jesus not being more patient with Nicodemus in John 3?

New International Version John 3: 1Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a ...
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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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Why did Jesus say “in their law” (ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν) in John 15:25?

Jesus referred to his quote from Psalm 35:19 as "written in their Law" (ὁ ⸂ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν γεγραμμένος, NA28). Why did Jesus refer to the scriptures as their law instead of God's. But the ...
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Who is the God of the Jew mentioned in Zechariah 8:23? Who is God with in this verse?

Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: In those days take hold do ten men of all languages of the nations, Yea, they have taken hold on the skirt of a man, a Jew, saying: We go with you, for we heard God is with ...
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If the Lord is patient and taking his time, why should we be impatient and hasten?

2 Peter 3:12 as you anticipate and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be destroyed by fire and the elements will melt in the heat. 15Consider also that our Lord’s patience ...
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What's the difference between these verses regarding “God was with him”?

And the patriarchs, having envied Joseph, sold him into Egypt. But God was with him. Acts 7:9 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how Jesus went around doing good ...
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Does God allow rape in Isaiah 13:16? [closed]

Does God allow rape in Isaiah 13:16? Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
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Why did God command the Israelites to drive out and kill different nations in Deuteronomy 7

1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the ...
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Did Paul treat God and Jesus as one person in Titus 2:13?

Titus 2 text: 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the ...
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Psalm 95:7b-8a is cited 3 times in Hebrews. Why?

New International Version Psalm 95: 7b Today, if only you would hear his voice, 8a “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah Hebrews 3: 7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his ...
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My question is where is Jesus in the creation [closed]

John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. So now my question is: Is Jesus the son of God because he came to earth or was he the son of God in eternity ...
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Job 28:7-11 is about the benefits of praying and speaking in tongues [closed]

Benny Hinn mentions in this youtube video -->( https://youtu.be/mX_Ts0jAFNU?t=823 ) that Job 28:7-11 is about the benefits of praying and speaking in tongues: ( Job 28:7-11 ) 7 “The path no ...
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Revelation 11:2 literal or figurative?

"but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months." (Rev 11:2 - ESV) But exclude ...
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Are only Males (Men) made in the image of God and not Women?

I saw in a comment someone say God created men (human males) in His image, but not women in His image (although He did create women), and He gave men not women dominion. That statement got several ...
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Luke 1: 28 favored vs highly favored

New International Version Luke 1:28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” New American Standard Bible And coming in, he said to her, “...
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Why will it be detestable to re-marry his ex-wife?

Deuteronomy 24 1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from ...
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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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What is the proper rendering of Song 2:6?

I've wondered for a while if the Jewish concept of Negiah (no physical affection with a non-relative of the opposite sex until you're married to them) was practiced in Bible times. One verse that may ...
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Is Psalm 51:11 proof that people in O.T. times could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too, just like in the New Testament?

Psalm 51:11 (ESV): Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Does this mean that people in the Old Testament could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too? ...
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Do the people in Matthew 27:52 die again after their resurrection?

Matthew 27:52-53 And the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and ...
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Who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost?

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts 2:1 Is there any way to tell from the text who they were? Was it The New Twelve (as evidenced by Acts 2:14) or a larger ...
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In John 1:1-3, translated pronouns as “him” or “it”? (Neuter or masculine?)

Disclaimer: I don't know any foreign languages except Pig Latin. This is probably a dumb question, but... In Koine, I believe "logos" is a masculine noun. Pronouns for "logos" such as Οὗτος are ...
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Which king of Tyre is mentioned in Ezekiel 28?

This is the chapter in question. The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘In the pride of your heart you say, “...
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Should the disciples be amazed or not at the coming resurrection?

John 5: 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and ...
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When is a person “born of water and the Spirit”? John 3:5

John 3:5 (ESV): 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. According to Jesus, a person must be "born of ...
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What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11

Holy Father, protect them by Your name, the name You gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. BLB Is it actually, literally a name or just an authority to use to accomplish God's work? EDIT: ...
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What “mighty works” was Sodom deprived of that would have prevented its destruction?

Jesus said, comparing Capernaum with Sodom: And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in ...
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Are the swarming things in Leviticus 11:29-38 the only creatures that defile other articles besides human beings?

After describing about five groups of unclean animals/creatures in Leviticus 11 it seems only the swarming creatures have the effect of defiling other vessels like stoves,ovens and pots besides human ...
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(1 Kings 13) Symbolism of God's command to Unnamed Prophet specifying Not to eat bread Nor drink water nor return by the way which you came?

1 Kings 13:1-8 1 Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense............................................. ...
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What does “justify” (δικαιόω) mean in James 2:24, Romans 3:28?

James 2:24 says: You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. Romans 3:28 says: For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. What are the ...
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Why did Lot choose to flee to Zoar instead of the mountains as the angel instructed?

Genesis 19:17-20, NIV As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept ...
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What is the force of τε as used in Hebrews 4:12 [TR]?

... μερισμου ψυχης τε και πνευματος αρμων τε και μυελων και κριτικος ενθυμησεων και εννοιων καρδιας [TR - Beza, Stephanus, Elzevir and Scrivener all identical] ... dividing asunder of soul and spirit,...
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Does Granville Sharp's Rule indicate that “God” and “Savior” share a referent in Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1?

Granville Sharp's rule states that when a clause has two nouns (or other substantive) in the same case, connected by a copulative kai ("and"), that are not proper nouns (i.e. not someone's name), ...
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In James 2:8, is it assumed that we love ourselves?

In James 2:8 (NASB) If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. Is it assumed that we love ourselves? ...
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Why on earth did Lot not leave Sodom if “[he] was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard” (2 Peter 2:8)?

We are told that Lot was greatly tormented by the perversions of Sodom. What could possibly have been so irresistible for Lot to have remained in that depraved city? Earlier in Genesis we read of Lot'...
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How might the NIV justify putting “husband” in John 1:13?

John 1:13 "children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God" NIV. Also: NET Bible "a husband's desire". Weymouth N.T. "the will ...
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James converted before or after Jesus' resurection appearance?

In John 7:3-5 (NASB) 3 So His brothers said to Him, “Move on from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret when ...
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What is the meaning of the proverb in 1 Samuel 10:12?

In the Book of 1st Samuel we read: 1 Samuel 10:12: "A man there said, 'Now, who is their father?' Therefore it became a proverb: 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'" (emphasis added). What ...
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Ask in faith without any doubting… what's that supposed to mean?

In James 1:6 (NASB) But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. Does that mean that God will do it or that God ...
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What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?

James mentions the law of liberty in v12 of this passage of scripture: James 2:9-13 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9 ...
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Why is the tribe of Simeon missing from Deuteronomy 33:1-29?

When Moses is about to die he blesses all the tribes except the tribe of Simeon which is somehow left out Deuteronomy 33:1-29 NASB 7 And this regarding Judah; so he said, “May Reuben live and ...
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When did God say “let all the angels of God worship him” as stated in Hebrews 1:6?

When did God say "let all the angels of God worship him" as stated in Hebrews 1:6? Hebrews 1:6 (KJV): And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the ...
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Man looking at his face in a mirror

In James 1:23-24 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has ...
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What is this unity?

In John 17:20-23 (NASB) “I am not asking on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that ...
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Is the rich man in James 1:10 a brother?

Is "the rich" in this passage also a "brother" like the lowly? James 1:9-10 (ESV) Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a ...
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3½, 42 & 1260 one and the same time or not?

In Charles Ellicott's, ellicott's commentary he state that it's not necessarily the same period! [...] But there is a limit to this desecration: forty and two months it is to last. The same length of ...
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Did the twelve tribes of Israel continue to exist after dispersion by Assyria?

In James 1:1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. Does this passage support the idea the twelve tribes of Israel ...
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Testing of your faith produces endurance

In James 1:3 (NASB) knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Does that mean it's the testing itself that produces endurance or the successful passing of the test?
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Is Genesis 1:27 same event as in Genesis 2:22?

Is Genesis 1:27 same event as in Genesis 2:22. Are the both account about Adam being made? So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (...
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What is the meaning of Jesus' teaching about unclean spirits returning to a person after being driven out?

In responding to allegations that he drives out demons by the power of Beelzebul, Jesus says, among other things: When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it wanders through waterless ...

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