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Elaborate on what Proverbs 14:9a says about "fools" and "sin" in order to get a deeper understanding. (layers of meaning)

The matter is the translation of the first three words of Prov 14:9: אֱ֭וִלִים יָלִ֣יץ אָשָׁ֑ם Does this mean: "Fools mock sin/guilt", or, "Sin/guilt mocks fools"? Either is ...
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Was God's motive for barring man from eating of the "tree of knowledge" as given by the serpent true?

Yes, it's true, as Gen 3:22 "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil", says. However, the reason is not jealousy, but God doesn't want their suffering or death. ...
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Was God's motive for barring man from eating of the "tree of knowledge" as given by the serpent true?

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil represents that God alone has the right to decide what is good for what he created or what is evil for what he created. To put it another way God alone knows ...
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Did Moses fast for 81-days straight in Deuteronomy 9:9-18?

I don't believe Jesus drank any water either when he fasted 40 days in the desert (being in a desert). It also says that He fasted 40 days AND nights, which makes me wonder if he supernaturally fasted ...
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Is Ephesians 5:25 talking about “sacrificial love” or “laying down one’s life”?

In the text of Ephesians 5:22-33 Christ’s relationship to the church is presented as a model for the relationship between husband and wife. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also ...
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Is Ephesians 5:25 talking about “sacrificial love” or “laying down one’s life”?

Husbands are called to love their wives and lay their lives down for them. Love puts others’ needs above their own. Consider the earlier passage in Ephesians 5, “Submit to one another out of reverence ...
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Is Ephesians 5:25 talking about “sacrificial love” or “laying down one’s life”?

The simplest and most direct way of understanding Eph 5:25 is that Christ is asking husbands to selflessly love their wives to the extent that a husband would be willing to give his life for his wife. ...
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Isaiah 44:6 Distinction of persons or distinction of titles? (Grammar)

Here is my literal translation of Isa 44:6 based on the fairly simple grammar involved - Thus says YHWH King of Israel, and his [Israel's] Redeemer, YHWH of hosts (armies), I am the first and I am ...
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