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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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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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Does God allow rape in Isaiah 13:16?

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are we ever told why Saul was blinded in Acts 9:8-9?

From the Book of Acts we read: Acts 9:8-9: "Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. 9And he ...
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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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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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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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What is the meaning of “argue about words” in 2 Timothy 2:14?

Contemporary English Version 2 Timothy 2: 14 Don't let anyone forget these things. And with God as your witness, you must warn them not to argue about words. These arguments don't help anyone. In ...
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Does Matthew 5:39 contradict James 4:7? [closed]

Matthew 5:39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and ...
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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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Why did the Samaritan woman use the term, Messiah, in John 4:25?

In Greek New Testament Μεσσίας only occurs twice; both in John. Andrew used it speaking to Peter (1:41) and here. The Samaritans only had the Torah and did not accept the prophets and writings in ...
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Did Jesus practice eisegesis in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4

It has been suggested here that these verses prove that Jesus practiced eisegesis simply because his OT source is not familiar. Is there a plausible source for his teaching which does not require ...
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Proverbs 30:4, “Tell me if you know” --VS— “Surely you know”, more appropriate translation?

I read the Biblehub some English versions of the verse which have different text. Some versions use (A) "tell me if you know" - other versions use (B) "surely you know". Because if ...
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Did Paul visit Philemon after he wrote to him?

Paul opened his letter to Philemon 1: 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker Paul was under house arrest in Rome when he wrote ...
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Help on getting a Greek new testament and a Hebrew Bible [closed]

Can I receive some help? I'm currently learning biblical Languages and don't have any physical copies of the critical NA28 text and the BHS. I'm in a country with no access to physical copies of these ...
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Is it possible the “fullness of deity” experienced some of the horrors of Jesus' final hours (Col. 2:9, Jn. 10:30, 14:9)? [closed]

We are told in the Letter to the Colossians: Colossians 2:9: "For in [Christ] all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form" (emphasis added). Might the entire Godhead, to one extent or ...
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When does the marriage take place in Song of Songs?

For a while, I've been trying to find out if the Hebrew practice of Negiah (no physical affection with a non-relative of the opposite sex until you're married to them) was practiced in Bible times, ...
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In Isaiah 19:16-25, we have a future scenario for Egypt. The 19th verse refers to an 'altar' and also a 'pillar'. What could these be in reference to?

There are some relatively new (in the last 25 years say) theories as to what Is 19:19 and 20, in whatever Bible translation one cares to look at, is referring to when talking about 'altar' and 'pillar'...
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About “spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” in Eph 1:3, what is this blessing? Why is 'places' plural?

Eph 1:3 (ESV) says: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, Eph 1:3 (NLT): All praise to God, the ...
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What are “the nations” in Psalm 67:4?

Psalm 67:4 NASB: Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness and guide the nations on the earth. Who are the “nations” the Psalmist is referring to, ...
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What 's wrong with change in Proverbs 24?

Proverbs 24 21My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those given to change; 22For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring? Isn't change good ...
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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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Did Paul allow believers to eat meat of strangled animals in Colossians 2:16?

At the Jerusalem Council, James spoke in Acts 15:29 New International Version You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual ...
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Joshua 4:9 Until this day! What day is that?

9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. Joshua 4:9 King James ...
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What Aramaic/Hebrew words did Jesus probably use for 'kingdom of God' in Mark 10 23? [closed]

Is there difference in meaning with (εἰς) τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ in the Greek New Testament? Hebrew = לְמַלְכוּת הָאֱלֹהִים into the kingdom of God Syriac = ܠܡܰܠܟܾ݁ܘܬ݂ܴܐ ܕܱ݁ܐܠܴܗܳܐ (very similar to ...
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How might we reconcile Titus 3:3 with Philippians 3:4b-6?

In his Letter to Titus, the apostle Paul seems to include himself in his description of those who earlier practiced sinful behavior: Titus 3:3: "For we also once were foolish ourselves, ...
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When is “The Judgment Seat of Christ”? [closed]

I heard it takes place during the 7-year tribulation and also before the marriage supper of the lamb...
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Did Paul (1 Cor 14) and the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:19) share the same concept of 'prophet'?

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV): Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 (ESV): 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or ...

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