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Reason why Moses was a representative It is evident that pharaoh took Moses seriously otherwise he would have killed him on the spot. Pharaoh was no atheist. He believed in the “pantheon” of gods and was aware that other nations had their own gods. It was foolish that he should kill a man that represented his god, lest he bring the anger of that ...


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Exodus 7 There are two considerations. First, Moses is not alone: And the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. (Exodus 7:1) [ESV] The presence of Aaron with Moses adds a "plural" sense to the meaning: You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your ...


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I doubt it is so much a riddle (as in the the Judges passage) as it is an application of Isaiah 6:9-10: 9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,...


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I have added the full text of Deuteronomy 21 : 10-14 which indicates the privilege being offered to a woman taken in time of war (just and righteous war) when God almighty himself delivered the enemy into the hand of his own people, victoriously. If an Hebrew man desired a woman of that captive nation then this text lays out proscribed procedures for ...


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The text of 1 Peter 1:5 (BLB) is: who are being guarded by the power of God through faith, for the salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, Paul expresses this another way, as the "shield of faith" = the divine protection against the attacks of the world which is grasped by faith. Eph 6:16 which is an allusion to Ps 115:9, 10 and also ...


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There is no contradiction nor dilemma here. John 10:28 contains the simple statement that: "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand." That is, it is impossible for someone (other than the person themselves) to break the saving relationship with Jesus. However, this does not exclude the possibility ...


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The seventh seal introduces the seven trumpet judgments of God. The judgments that lead up to the close of the tribulation are so severe that a solemn silence falls upon all of heaven. For heaven to fall silent, to cease the constant praises of God, is dramatic indeed. Silence is a powerful instrument and suggests a need to stop, think and reflect upon what ...


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"How should we understand the message of this difficult passage?" Mr 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. Mr 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all [these] things are done in parables: Mr 4:12 That ...


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Possibly. Many people think Paul was speaking about himself as this man who was caught up to the third heaven. Paul’s style of writing does not convey that. In fact, it leaves us with the opposite impression. It appears that Paul meant just what he said–that this was someone else, not Paul. It is interesting to note that Paul could not tell whether this man ...


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That 'Halleluyah Scriptures' website looks like a scam, to me, and this question may be a form of 'advertisement'. Dunno. Since the website says it offers a free copy of their book, not sure why one would wait til they had enough money? However, just in case the OP is sincere, I'll answer the primary question: To me, the best KJV is "The Companion Bible&...


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Let's see the context, just one verse earlier in Ephesian 3:13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. The word "you" refers to believers in Ephesus. Then Paul Prays for the Ephesians. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives ...


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I find no biblical ground to conclude that this specific prayer contained unbelievers. Here are the reasons: The letter to Ephesians is titled to 'the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus'. Ephesians 2:19-22 clearly shows that the recipients of the letter are gentile believers. Let's look at the context of the verse you quoted, verse 16-...


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Mark 4:11 Berean Study Bible He replied, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those on the outside everything is expressed in parables, Does Mark 4:10-12 register as a “riddle?” It is more than a riddle. It is a mystery, a practical mystery. Its solution changes lives. Strong's Concordance mustérion: a mystery or secret ...


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The line between natural and punitive consequences is blurred. For instance, was Adam's death a natural eventual consequence of the new direction he had chosen? Or did God supernaturally change his constitution from immortal to mortal? Or did God's decision to drive Adam out of the garden keep him from the tree of life which was required for immortality (the ...


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It's an assumption that the whole of humanity would live forever. The only people in the garden at the time are Adam and Eve and the only reference God makes is that they would live forever. I'd like to set this issue aside as it's not, IMO, relevant to the question. Before the Fall of Adam and Eve, they were already eternal. They were physically perfect ...


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Here is my personal view w/o assuming Satan said a lie. There were 2 Trees in Eden Garden. 1) Fruit/Tree to comprehend Good and Evil and 2) Fruit/Tree for everlasting life. Consuming 1) is haunting Humanity and World is still blindly chasing comprehensive skills and the eternal fall of Man seems to have conquered the Hearts of Men. May be being thrown out ...


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The answer may seem to resemble Gnosticism. But only if you accept a ‘one sided’ understanding of that term ‘Gnostic’. So before answering the Q, let me explain this Gnosticism has been used to describe (or usually defend) anything to do with ‘Christianity’, as soon as you mention ‘spirit’. The gnostic belief that ‘physical’ is bad, and ‘spirit’ is good has ‘...


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The "Way” John 14:6 (NIV) Jesus answered, “I am the WAY and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. In life, it is sometimes difficult to decide which path to take. God having loving concern for humans gave us clear directions that we can take; God said “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) 21 Whether you turn ...


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The Birth or The Resurrection? The Prologue (1-18) is seen as describing the Word who was with God, coming to earth, and returning to the Father and so the Word became flesh is easily understood as referring to the birth of Jesus. This "movement" of the Word was first described in Isaiah: 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ...


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This is not just a repeat of verse nine. John now emphasizes the mode by which the Word came into the world. The Word had not just simply come into the world. He had done this before on many occasions as seen in the OT theophanies. He is not merely appearing AS flesh as he did to Abraham in Genesis 18 and to Jacob in Genesis 32. This time he becomes flesh ...


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The plurality of elohim, where the word is in reference to a single deity, is an example of the "plural of majesty" or pluralis majestatis in Biblical Hebrew. Here is a concise scholarly article about it: https://hebrewsyntax.org/hebrew_resources/Beckman%20JC%202013%20%28Pluralis%20Majestatis%20BH%29%20EHLL.pdf. A potential grammatical reason for ...


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